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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 22, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 11

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Sox were winning on their merits.
Our people suffered the loss of
Schalk and Detroit was handicapped
by the absence of Spencer, but the
Red Sox were operating without
Jack Barry, the pivotal point of their
infield.
It was about an even break, so far
9 as injuries were concerned. The
world's champions showed the best
example of teamplay, they were
above their stride when such a pro
digious performance was imperative
and that is all there was to it. They
had the best team, if not the best col
lection of individuallithletes.
Through the season the Red Sox
have won 14 and lost 8 irr their se
ries with each, White Sox and
Tigers. That should be something
of an answer.
Athletics, by defeating White Sox,
put us out of the race yesterday un
less we win every one of our remain
ing games, and that is a large order,
considering we must meet New York
and Cleveland for four each. Should
we sweep this octet of battles, Bo
ton will still ..maintain its lead by
winning 7 of its 11 remaining games.
If Boston wins 6 of its remaining
games, White Sox can tie by taking
, 7 out of 8. Statistics, always dry,
are not succulent in this instance.
New York opens its four-game se
ries on the South Side today. Mon
day is the last day the Sox exhibit at
home, except for the city series.
With Boston an apparent winner
in the American league, the last hope
for the west sharing in the world's
series expjres. .Four eastern teams
. blockade the first division of the Na
tional league and there is no chance
m for a western entry to even break
9 through the lowest of the quartet.
Brooklyn is going along at a steady
pace, winning ball games through a
combination of fair pitching and bat
ting, steadiness taking the place of
sensational feats. Teamplay is the
main asset of the Robins, and Uncle
Wilbert bids fair to arrive with a
bunch of misfits and castoffs.
The only hope of the Phillies and
Braves lies in the six-game series
our Cubs have with the Dodgers, be
ginning tomorrow. Tinker is bend
ing every effort toward handing the
Dodgers a terrific jolt, and nothing
would be more palatable to the North
Side pilot But we fear Joe's hope is
doomed, for his team is not playing
ball of a caliber to down the eastern
ers, j
New York continues to win, its rec
ord now standing at 16 straight, one
less than the reqord for the season
set some months ago by the same
club. Nothing in the offing seems
capable of shattering this parade of
the Giants, but even a new record for
baseball won't get McGraw any
where. His machine has been per
fected too late.
Tris Speaker cinched the batting
title by making four hits off Walter
Johnson as Indians downed ,Wash
ington in 13 innings.
Walker hit homer and triple, ac
counting for five Red Sox runs in
final .viotory over Detroit
Carey stole three bases and scored
four runs at Pirates put the, Phils fo
sleep.
Swede Halstrom, former mainstay
of the Illini eleven, has enrolled at
Northwestern. He is not .eligible for
Conference competition this fall, but
still has two years' varsity football to
play. -He may help in the coaching
and work on the second team to give
the varsity men practice.
Coach Stagg is not so blue today,
Chicago gaining some heavy line
candidates among the new aspirants
for gridiron honors. Brodie, the
giant lineman, is still missing, but is
sure to report. Long tutoring was
given in punting yesterday, and this
morning and the Best practice game
whenithe kicks wefe run back. Stagg
is not treating his men politely, as he
has a hard task ahead in reforming
his eleven.
Zuppke is putting Illinois through
some vigorous practice and a tenta
tive backfield has already been
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