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BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL SORTS-BOXING
CUBS TRY FOR FIRST DIVISION
TO KEEP RECORD CLEAN
STANDING OF THE CLUBS
W. L. Pet. W. L. PcL
Br'klyn 46 32 .590 Pittsb'h 37 40 .481
Boston 42 33 .560 Chicago 40 45 .471
Phila.. 43 34 .558 StLouis 40 47 .460
N.York 39 40.494Cinc'ti. 35 51.407
W. L. Pet. W. L. Pet
N.York 50 36 .5SlWashn 46 40.535
Boston 48 36 .571 Detroit. 45 42.517
Clevl'd. 49 3S.563StLouis37 48.435
Chicago 46 39 .541 jPhila. . . 3,9 61 .237
National League. New York 2,
Chicago 1; Boston 4, St. Louis 3;
Philadelphia 6, Cincinnati 4.
American League. Chicago 7,
Washington 5; Cleveland 7, Philadel
The only possible fault to find with
a double-header is the second game.
"I can't say that I'm nutty about
the "Charge of the Light Brigade,"
mused the old-time sport as he
glimpsed his gas bill.
Ping Bodie has fallen for golf, ac
cording to a tip from the coast He
claims to have done the first nine
holes in three hours and fifteen min
utes. Fans, seeing Wilbert Robinson for
the first time, invariably say he looks
like a good all-around manager.
The team that Bill Donovan is
managing these days looks like the
one that drifted up from the sunny
south via the Kerosene circuit.
The news that Umpire Rigler has
been consulting Bonsetter Reese is
disappointing to several National
league managers, who think he
should consult an oculist
Christy Mathewson has signed to
manage the Reds for three years. If
Matty sticks for the full term of the
agreement he will set a record for
pilots in Cincinnati
By Mark Shields
Now -we have the municipal pier,
where we of the hoi poloiterers can
journey to cool our fevered brows ad- 0
jacent to the lake breezes.
That is, provided we can reach the
pier via the one measly car line ter
minating there. The traction barons
don't seem to care whether we can
get there or not Our pier is without
a peer if the pun gets over but it
is a darn hard place to reach.
But it isn't half so inaccessible as
is the .500 percentage mark to our
Cub ball team. Several times this
season Tinker's men have slipped
into the even-Steven notch, lingered
there for a day or two and have then
skidded backward to a point below
an even break.
When the North Siders returned
home from their last eastern trip
they had lost two more games than
they had copped for that much of the
season. Their road work had been
excellent and there were hopes that
the midway notch would soon be
passed. Instead of this, the local
talent has gone farther down the
hill and the standing of the clubs
shows five more lost than won.
Various difficulties have gummed
up the proceedings, but with the ad
dition of Wortman to the team Tink
er believes he has an aggregation ca
pable of climbing a couple of notches
before the fag end of the season.
Joe has a record of long standing to
shoot at and does not want to miss.
Since Frank Chance first headed a
the club in 1905 it has never finished
in the second division. Fourth place
has been its portion at times, but
never a position lowlier than that
Joe does not want to make a poorer
showing than his predecessors in the
Both Cubs and Giants this season