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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 14, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 10

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BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL SORTS-BOXING
STANDING OF THE CLUBS
HOME SERIES SMALL HELP TO
SOX CUBS STILL LOSING
American League
W. L. Pet
W.L. Pet.
Boston 62 44.585
Clevl'd- 6148.560
Chicago 62 49 .559
StLouis60 52 .536
Detroit 6.0 52.536
N.York. 55 52.514
Wash'n. 5155.481
Phila... 22 81.214
National League
W.L. Pet
Br'klyn 62 37.626
Boston 68 39.598
Phila.. 58 42.580
N.York 62 47.525
W.L. Pet
Pittsth 44 55.444
Chicago 4659.438
StLojuis 47 62 .431
Cinc'ti. 42 68.382
YESTERDAY'S RESULTS
American League. Detroit 9, Chi
cago 4; Cleveland 4, St. Louis 3..
National League. Cincinnati 4,
Chicago 3; St Louis 9, Pittsbugh 8;
Pittsburgh 9, St Louis 5.
Griffith's Senators, it appears, are
no longer playing representative
baseball.
Mathewson's New York admirers
threaten to erect a monument in his
honor. Sounds a bit premature, as
the Old Master may yet escape Cin
cinnati. Schuyler Britton's mother raised
her boy to be a lawyer. Through no
fault of hers he turned into a base
ball magnate.
Connie Mack is deserving of three
cheers and tiger. He hasn't claimed
that the umpires are- conspiring to
rob the Athletics of a pennant.
Looks like wrestling is going to
have a tough winter, except in towns
too small to support a board of
health.
A wise guy once said a pitcher can
go to the well once too often, but he
wasn't referring to baseball pitchers.
Golf, itself, doesn't bother the
golfers, but the dues just raise the
deuce.
Le Roy C. Stiles, 22 years old, cap
tain of Univ. of HI. baseball team,
died at his home in Oak Park of
pneumonia.
By Mark Shields
With their second home engage
ment at an end, the White Sox are
two and a half games from the lead
ing Red Sox and one point back of
the Cleveland Indians for second
place.
Under ordinary conditions, with
nearly 50 games yet to be played,
.such a margin would be considered
but a slight handicap, to be easily
overcome by a slight but consistent
uplift However, the local American
leaguers give no indication of being
able to cut down this lead. Rather,
they appear headed for a place even
lower than that they now occupy.
Just why the Sox are not hotter
contenders is one o the mysteries
of this baseball race, and will remain
so for a long time to come. The team
has batting and fielding strength,
and at the start of the year had a
pitching staff which was second to
none in the league. At present only
one or two of the pitchers are de
pendable quantities.
There is something of a cavity at
first base, but we must thank .Tacki
Ness that the hole isn't larger. Jack
has his faults as a fielder, but he is
better than Fournier, and the Litter
would have been guarding the sack
now if Manager Rowland had been
successful in his attempt to send the
Coast man back to where he came
from. ,
Ness refused to go to the minors,
played semi-pro ball hMi in Chicago,
and was recalled when it was seen
that Foumipr never wi Mid develop
into a first baseman. Xess has been
hitting well He doesn't unke many
errors, b jt neither tio hv -t many
balls around the bas-i that he slicuUl.
Thee is one posit? '. in tie out
field that is not caved for In big

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