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men on, the pitcher lammed out a
clean single and both runs came in.
That was enough to let the Dodgers
walk away with the contest and stick
to the top rung of th,e National
league. Had Brooklyn lost they
would have slipped into the second
berth, as the Phillies won from Cin
cinnati. Boston took two games from Pitts
burgh, but still remain two and a half
games behind the Phillies.
It looks as if the pesky third-baso
problem of the Cub team is settled
for 1917 in the signing Tuesday
afternoon of Charles Deal, formerly
of the World's Champion Braves of
1914. Deal has been playing high
class ball with the Kansas City team
of the American ass'n. He was se
cured by the Cubs in the anual draft,
but secrecy in the deal of getting
Deal held the news quiet until Tues
day. The new Cub jumped from the
Boston Braves to the Federal league
at the end of the 1914 season. St.
Louis Feds got him and he labored
under Fielder Jones until stricken
with typhoid fever. He was forced
to retire for the season of 1915 and
since then has been in the lower
ranks gathering his strength back.
This year he led the association third
sackers and had a batting average
of .326 for 109 games. He is a right
hander. Not satisfied with grabbing the big
league record of consecutive games
won, the Giants stepped forth Tues
day and added another victory to
their wild run. Their present mark
is 22 wins. The St Louis Cardinals
were the goats of the last game.
Slim Sallee'sure had the spirit of
win running all through his system.
He not only pitched his New York
mates to victory, but stepped four
times to bat and held a perfect bat
ting average of 1.000. He slapped
two singles, got a base on balls and
made a sacrifice fly.
The tough part of the Giants' rec
ord rua Is that they have failed to do 1
any picking up in the league racev In
fact, Boston picked up on McGraw's
men Tuesday by copping a couple of
The Hyde Park football team
stacks up against Lagrange this aft
ernoon. Our South Side boys intend
to trounce the out-of-town crew and
thereby prove their contention that
their are not snobs, as claimed by
Jakey Loeb, but regular, real Amer
In winning the middle heat of the
Arch City stake at Columbus Tues
day, Ben Earl set a new record for a
single heat; His time was just half
a second over two minutes. The pre
vious record, held by Frank Bogash,
Jr., in 1913 and Peter Stevens in
1914 was 2:02i.
All of the big colleges are getting
dead in earnest in their football prac
tice. Qur Maroons, in spite of rank
weather, went through, a muddy,
troublesome practice Tuesday: The
team lines up well.
Illinois continues to practice at
night by searchlight Northwestern
varsity Crew stacked up against the
freshmen yesterday in the first Veal
scrimmage of the season. The big
crew had no trouble in making con
McCoy 11 landed in Chicago Tues
day from Evansville, Ind., and he's
looking for some boxing bouts. Mc
Coy weighs in at 140 pounds and is
a husky gent. He formerly took part
in many scraps at Long Island.
NEWS AND PIERSON FIRM SUED
Victor Lawson's Chicago Daily
News and the S. N. Pierson newspa
per circulation firm was hit by a suit
for ?10,000 filed by Wm. C. Gayton.
The suit results' from injuries which
Gayton received on Aug. 25 when he
was struck by a wagon owned by
Pierson, carrying Daily News at Chi
cago av. and Clark.
Gayton Is still In the hospital.
Experiments show that excellent
paper can be made of grape vines.