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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 17, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 10

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BASEBALLS-SPORTS OF ALL' SORTS BOXING
STANDING OF THE CLUBS
National League
W. L. Pet. W. L. Pet
Pittsb'h 46-55.455
Chicago 4760.439
StLouis 47 64 .423
Cinc'ti. 43 69.384
American League -W.
L. Pet. W. L. Pet
Br'klyn 63 38 .624
Boston 59 40.596
Phila.. 6142.592
N.York 52 50.510;
Boston 65 45.591
Clevl'd. 62 49.559
Chicago 62 51 .549
N.York. 58 52 .527
Detroit. 60 53.531
Wash'n 52 56.481
StLouis60 52.536(PhiIa... 22 83.210
YESTERDAY'S RESULTS
National League. Chicago 5, Cin
cinnati 0.
American League. Boston 5, Chi
cago 4; Boston 2, Chicago 1; .New
York 5, Cleveland 3.
Loafer won the second division
handicap at Sea Gate the other day.
Truly, haste makes waste!
Judging from the pace they're set
ting, CoL Robinson's Brooklyn Dodg
ers will crack simultaneously with
the Brookly bridge.
Bill Donovan's Yankees still have
a chance to cop the pennant, pro
vided the Red Sox succumb to in
fantile paralysis.
Those coast tennis phenoms seem
to be coasting downhill these days.
"Woof! Woof!" reads the headline
over a box score in a Philadelphia
paper. Is this an intimation that the
Athletics are dogging it?
. Mike Doolan, who was1 released by
the Giants, refuses to go to the Cin
cinnati Reds You can push Mike
just so far and no further.
Having arranged to compete in
Sweden and Russia, Sprinter Ted
Meredith may have to practice fin
ishing in 11 syllables.
For the first time in his long rac
ing life, Pop Geers rode a mile in
less than two minutes, Napoleon Di
rect, pacer, covering the distance in
j.:oa at uoiumDUS. 1
CUBS ARE HOME AND THE SOX
ARE A LONG WAY FROM IT
By Mark Shields
In sixth place, the Cubs are home
today to repel the eastern invasion,
meeting the Giants first. Generally
the Cubs are not highly regarded.
They are panned widely and well,
labeled punk and a few other things
that ballplayers don't like to hear.
j But, when you come right down to
it, the Cubs aren't deserving of any
more biting scorn than the White
Sox. Admit that the North Siders
are in a weaker league than the Sox,
then glimpse that the Rowlands are
third while the Tinks are sixth, and
still one of our local hopes does not
deserve all the criticism.
Tinker has a makeshift team, a
combination of veterans who are
fading and youngsters who have n'ot
yet arrived, interspersed with a few
good men who are capable. His
pitching is as good as any man could
wish, but, though Knabe and Zeider
are doing their very best and giving
all they have to the club, it is hard
to figure either on a pennant-winning
machine. And the outfield is
shot to pieces, with an infielder or a .
pitcher playipg there, and Zim act
ing at third about as he pleases.
So much for the Cubs.
On the other h'and, the Sox have
veterans who are right at the top of
their game, newcomers who are big
league timber already, the best
catcher in baseball, and a pitching
staff that should be as good as the
best.
On paper they should be kiting far
out in ,front, but they are fighting to
hold a place in the first division. No
team can be up there when it gets
one run out of four hits in one in
ning, one of said hits being a two
bagger. No team can be there when an
athlete stumbles twicjin one gam
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