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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 10, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 11',
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out men who were in business and
who might profit somewhat in that
business because of their racquet
prowess. This saves Maurice Mc
Loughlin and half a dozen other
stars from being branded profession
als. Basketball Scores
McKinley bantams 15, Austin 10.
Marshall lights 21, Harirson 3.
Phillips heavies 31, Tilden 14.
Parker heavies 14, Engelwood 11.
Hyde Park bantams 14, Bowen 14.
Schur lights 14, McKinley 8.
Lane lights 10, Senn 8.
Crane lights 58, Austin 6.
'Lincoln Police 22, Hamlins 18.
Wheaton 44, Lane College 0.
Hamlin Clip. 35, Wil. Badgers 27.
( Austin Lacosa 27, Whit'g PoL 20.
Oak Park 23, Evanston 12.
Iowa 24, Chicago 17.
j Purdus 29, Ohio 28.
j Lake Forest 26, Knox 14.
Wabash 25, Notre Dame 18.
Bike riders who will start tomor
row night at Dexter Park pavilion in
Chicago's annual six-day race spent
four hours in limbering up for the
event at the South Side course yes
terday. Word spread through the
stockyards that the athletes were
speeding and a crowd of 300 assem
bled to see the boys try out the ten
lap track, which was finished at
noon. Every team was represented
in the workout.
Talk of batting and how to in
crease it, the last word is spoken.
Listen to the words of Tris Speak
er, premier American league bats
man and swatter extraordinary.
Tris wouldn't have a man passed
on three balls, nor would he favor
a one-foul strike rule. He doesn't
look kindly on the proposition of
penalizing a pitcher for passing a
man purposely, and that is not
strange, for Tris is one of the boys
they pass frequently, but he does be
lieve in a strict interpretation of the
balk rules which would keep the
pitcher busy with the batter instead
of flirting with the base runners.
"Half the pitchers are committing
balks when they throw to catch a
man off the bag," Tris volunteered.
"If umpires would give the runners
bases every time a pitcher balks it
would give the runner a better
chance, would increase base run
ning and scoring.
"I don't believe a pitcher should
be penalized when he throws legally
to get a man off a base, but most of
them don't do it legally. The rules
on balks are specific, but most um
pires are too lenient with the pitch
ers." Speaker says the trouble with the
three-ball rule would be lengthening
the game and making it more unin
teresting. ' '
"Baseball must be operated ac
cording to public sentiment. That's
where the money comes from," Tris
said. "The longer a game is strung
out the more unpopular it becomes."
Tiring of being a champion with-
out rivals who have any chance of
winning from him,- Willie Hoppe,
balkline billiard king, will seek fur
ther honors on the green covered
tables and will soon enter the lists in
Hoppe has flirted with the three
cushion game for years, but has
never played it seriously until recent
ly. His play how is masterful and he
would undoubtedly prove a worthy
opponent for the best in the country,
but "he is not yet well enough satis
fied with his game to go after the
Considering that he recently tied
the world record with a run of 15, it's
likely to be tough for McCourt,
Moore, De Oro, Maupome and the
rest of the three-cushion sharks
when he decides he is good enough
to go after the title.
Washington. Pan-American Fed. ;
of Labor issues manifesto declaring
speculators and politicians are erect
ing a business fabric in Latin Amer
ica which endangers future of the 2