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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 26, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 10

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BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BOXING
PINCH FANS FOR GAMBLING
PRENDERGAST JINXED
STANDING OF THE CLUBS
National League
W.L. Pet. W.L. Pet.
Br'klyn 69 42 .622Pittsb'h 52 60 .464
Boston 64 42 .604 StLouis 53 65 .440
Phila.. . 65 47 .580 Chicago 52 65 .444
N.York 54 57.486Cinc'ti. 44 75.370
American League
W.L. Pet. W.L. Pet.
Boston 70 48.593
StLouis66 56 .541
Detroit 66 56.541
N.York 64 55.538
Chicago 65 56.537
Clevel'd 65 56.537
Wash'n. 57 60.487
Phila... 25 91.216
YESTERDAY'S RESULTS
National League. Boston 1, Chi
cago 0; Brooklyn 3, Cincinnati 2;
New York 6, Pittsburgh 2; St. Louis
6, Philadelphia 5.
American League. Washington 5,
Chicago 2; St. Louis 5, New York 2;
Cleveland 13, Philadelphia 9; Cleve
land 10, Philadelphia 2; Detroit 2,
Boston 1.
Cy Williams of the Cubs is said to
be the greatest outfielder in the Na
tional league. Cyrus surely towers
above them all.
By manipulating a split second
watch with extraordinary speed one
may easily keep tab of the White
Sox winninjg streaks.
Gotham fans are wondering what
position Jim Thorpe will play when
he returns -to the Giants. He will
probably play a sitting position.
Fans in St. Louis, wonder why
Plank isn't made head of the police
board. He's always therein a pinch!
The report that Freddie Welsh is
down to 129 pounds leads a lot of
fight fans to wonder which leg he
has lost
Intimate associates of Wilbur Rob
inson say the Brooklyn boss is op
posed to dice, yet he seems to be a
clever handler of ivory.
There's a sucker born every min
ute and there are ten ticket scalp
ers to take him.
By Mark Shields
You've gotta hand it to our police
force. It is said Pres. Weeghman
heard rumors that gambling was go-
ing on in the stands at the North
Side park. He reported the matter
and agreed to co-operate with the
police in every way possible. Two
detectives wandering through the
stand in search of gamblers yester
day were horrified at what they saw.
According to the alert, sleuths, one
gent bet another two whole dollars
in real money that the Cubs would
win. Then the sleuths waited around
until Boston had copped and say
they saw the money paid over, lm
meaiate pinches were made. Great,
stuff. This will probably scare the
gents who run baseball pools to
death, and not another dollar will be
wagered this season.
What the dicks should have done
was to rush the fellow .who bet on
the Cubs into the county court and
have his sanity tested. Dick Ru
dolph was pitching for the Braves.
Mike Prendergast was not highly
regarded at the start of the National -league
season. Mike had made no
reputation in one of the organized
majors and for that reason little at
tention was paid to him. But for
this much of the playing season Mike
has shown as much effectiveness as
any man on the staff and shares with
George McConnell the dubious honor
of having the toughest breaks in the
luck.
He ranks among the first five
pitchers of the league on the score ;
of niggardly pitching, allowing fewer
than two earned runs per game. But
his winning average is below that of '
Jim Vaughn and several other fel
lows of note, simply because his pals
have taken a day off with their bata
when he ascends the hill.

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