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BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BOXING
STANDING OF THE CLUBS
W.L. Pet. W.L. Pet
Chicaeo 58 42 .580iDetroit. 53 49 .520
Boston 56 41.577
Clevl'd. 54 44.551
N.York 53 45.541
Wash'n. 49 47.510
SLLouis 50 49 .505
Phila... 19 75.202
National League ,
W.L. Pet W.L.
Br'klyn 57 34 .626
Phila.. 52 39.571
Boston 50 38.568
N.York 47 44.516
Chicago 45 52.464
Pittsb'h 40 51.44a
SLLouis 44 56 .440
Cinc'ti. 39 60.394
American League. St Louis 3,
Boston 2; Detroit 2, New York 1;
Cleveland 3, Philadelphia 1.
National League. New York 1,
Chicago 0; Brooklyn 7, Pittsburgh 2;
Philadelphia 10, St. Louis 4; Cincin
nati 3, Boston 1; Boston 5, Cincin
Everybody down east is taking a
running jump at Matty's Reds. Pret
ty near time to start yelling for the
Old Master's scalp.
A "prof at the University of
Michigan estimates that there are
in the middle west. Betcha this bird
never did his spring training for the
job counting the crowds at the Phil
adelphia Athletics park.
Fielder Jones is pretty lucky to
have a Davenport to fall back upon.
Golfer Jack Hoag says the last
hole at the Indian Hill course is a
grand test Wonderjf he means the
Hackenschmidt, the wrestler, Is a
prisoner in Germany. The kaiser can
win over a lot of people by keeping
up this good work.
The age of miracles has not passed.
Harry Stone, in far-off Australia, has
found some one he can lick.
Mike Doolan has been transferred
to Cincinnati by New York. He will
act as utility man, i
SCHALK TAKES LONG CHANCES,
BUT ESCAPES INJURY
By Mark Shields
If Ray Schalk, White Sox catcher,
generally conceded the best back
stop in baseball, goes through the
season without suffering any severe
injuries he will be the baseball mar
vel of the year in more than one way.
Other catchers have been incapaci
tated, while Ray -goes serenely on his
way, catching nearly every game and
never being out because he is hurt
Yet no receiver in the business
takes more desperate chances than
Schalk to stop the opposition. No
other fellow is so daring at block
ing baserunners or dashes so madly
after foul flies.
When an alien baserunner is try
ing to score on a hit to the infield or
a blow to the outposts, Schalk
spreads himself over the plate, and
no portion of the rubber is open for
the runner to touch. His only
chance is to bodily drive the Sox
catcher off the plate by a vicious
slide. Ray never gives ground. He
must be knocked off the rubber.
Despite this, with men pounds
heavier than he is constantly bump
ing him, he seems to bear a charmed
life. Spikes have no terrors for him,
and though Ray's body Is frequently
bruised from collisions, he always
bobs up unhurt.
And the hardest bumps do not
serve to shake the ball out of his
hands after he puts it on the runner.
Only once this year on the South
Side do we remember seeing Ray
drop the ball, and that was in the
first inning of the first game of the
recent Yankee series, when Peckin
paugh, who outweighs Ray many
pounds, drove into him. Peck was
called out, but the decision was re
versed when the ball was jolted out
of the catcher's hands.
That covers one feature of Sohalk'a