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Down in St. Louis the Sox put the
Browns out of the pennant scramble
by taking three straight games when
the Jones clan had a shot for the
top. Fielder bears no great love for
the scene of his former operations
and his players are peeved over the
v upset they received.
All of which means that the three
remaining games with the Browns
will be bitterly fought, and nothing
would --delight the Mound City en
tries more than 'to tumble the Hose
a bit farther back of Detroit and
From now to the finish it is a ques
tion of heart and courage. Mechan
ical ability is about evenly x divided
between the three front runners, and
the nerve and fighting confidence
will tell the tale.
The Sovx looked very bad yester
day, appearing to be playing in a
Larry Doyle's broken ankle, sus
tained in Pittsburgh, is a hard blow
to the Cubs 'in Tinker's attempt to
develop something that will be ca
pable of making a fight for the Na
tional league pennant in 1917.
Larry will be back next spring as
good as ever, but is badly needed
right now to assist Wortmah, Pe
rilous and some of the other young
sters slated for trials. Since Doyle
came to the Cubs, Wortman has
played a brand of ball far above that
he showed when Zim was at second
or third and riding the recruit every
step of the way.
Doyle has jollied him along, the
.. two had even perfected a suggestion
of teamwork in covering the key
stone and gave promise of develop
ing into expert defenders of. second
base and adjacent territory.. In the
spring they must begin all over again
and the rest of the season vjaithrown
Zeider is a good instructor, but he
is not to play regularly next year and
Wortman 'gains little by adjusting
himself tcwRollie's style of campaign.
. .Tomorrow the Cubs open in Bps-1
ton, with hope dead, for anything
better than the top of the second di
vision. , Tinker used Elmer Smith,
rookie outfielder, yesterday, and will .
continue to put youngsters in the
game. Smith poled a triple and a
single that figured in five Cub runs,
Pirates won in ninth by scoring six
runs on a pass and seven hits.
The way Wilbert Robinson's Dodg
ers rebounded from defeats at the
hands of the Phillies, slammed the
Braves and slipped back into first
place while the surprising Giants
were smearing Moran's gang has
complicated the National league race
again. Boston, four games and a
half behind, through losing 12 out
of. the last 14 played, seem to be
Brooklyn showed the proper stuff
by coming out of a slump that
caused all critics to brand them as
through. The Phils are within easy
distance and going strong in spite of
the Giant upsets.
Chick Evans, national open and
amateuj golf champion, is on hia
way 'home. Chick is the first man
in this country or England to hold
both titles at the same time.
' Normlas 7, Magnets 6.
Romeos 4, Eclipse 1.
Rex Tigers 5, Murleys 3.
Logans 8, Rogers Park 7.
Ideals 2, South Chicago 1. t
White Giants 15, West Ends 0.
Cubans 8, Garden City 0.
Naps 11, Algonas 6.
Eagles 9, Westons 8.
Albany Park 3, Blums 0.
Howards 8, Delton 5.
S. C. MfflerM, Wallace 3. ' "
Typos 4, All-Stars 4.
S. W. Banks 7, Aylwards 5.
McCanns 3, Harleys 2.
Jeffreys 8, Jake Stahls 3.
Cicero 8, Wildwood 4.
Chicago Heights 3, SS. P. and P. 1
Am. Giants 6, Gunthers 2.
Holy Family 5, Holy Angels 3.
Samaritans 5, Chicago 3.
White. City 7, -Wicker Park. 3, - .
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