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BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL s6RTS-BOXING
STANDING OF THE CLUBS -American
W. L. Pet. W. U Pet
Chicago 5 2 .714Clevel'd 4 3 .571
Boston. 5 2 .714 Wash'n.
N.York. 4 2 .667Phila...
StLouis4 3 .571 Detroit.
W. L. Pet.
N.York. 5 1 .833jCinc'ti.
Boston. 4 2 .667Phila. ..
Chicago 5 3 .625Pittsb'h
St.Louis5 3 .625Br'klyn
W. L. Pet
5 4 .556
2 4 .333
2 7 .222
1 5 .167
American League. St. Louis 6,
White Sox 2; Cleveland 8, Detroit 7;
Philadelphia 4, Boston 3 (11 in
nings) ; New York 3, Washington 2
National League. Chicago 10,
Pittsburgh 3; New York 9, Brooklyn
2; St. Louis 4, Cincinnati 1; Boston
7,' Philadelphia 3; Boston 4, Philadel
The sun of Ritchie Mitchell's light
weight championship aspirations set
in Milwaukee last night, Benny Leon
ard pushing the Cream City man off
the horizon in the seventh round
with a stiff left and right cross. Leon
ard was superior to Mitchell all the
way. In the second he scored two
knockdowns, and from then on
seemed to be working under wraps,
confident of his ability to whip- over
the final punch whenever he desired.
Mitchell rallied gamely after the
second, but could not stand under
the terrific punishment handed him.
The two punches in the seventh sent
him down for nine. When he arose
Leonard battered him all over the
ring, his knees sagged and he was
leaning on the ropes for support
when the referee stopped the fight.
It was a clean and impressive vic
tory for the New Yorker.
Good pitching by Rudolph and
J3arnes won two fronLPtals.
SOX HAVE THE STUFF BUT NEED
To some pessimistic fans the White
Sox looked bad individually yester- '
day. There were some criticisms r,
that the men did not look to be the
fine fielders the spectators had been
led to look for.
Far from falling down, the men of
both Sox and Browns did exception
ally well, considering the slippery
condition of the ground and the ball.
Only two bad throws were commit
ted, which was commendable under
the unfavorable circumstances.
The outfielders, especially the ones
who camped in right field, had a ter
rible time. At least two balls got
away from Nemo Liebold that would
have been outs under ordinary cir
cumstances. He appeared to be mis
judging the ball, but in reality there
was no chance for judgment
As a rule the ball was black imme
diately it went into play. The skies
were dark, and it was impossible for
the gardeners tosee the pill in the
air until it had risen above the shad
ow of the grandstand roof. Further,
there was a high wind from the south
which caused the ball to twist like an
unmanageable aeroplane. Even Ed
die Collins was affected by the aerial
peculiarities and the wind caused
him to misjudge a fly ball.
On balls hit along the ground the
Sox appeared competent Weaver
made no bad throws, even with a
slippery sphere, Risberg committing
the only bad heave. The newcomer
at short exhibited plenty of confi
dence in his own ability. He was 'J
making his debut before the largest
crowd he ever saw at a ball game. It
was a crowd in a holiday humor, but
it was also critical and it watched his
He knew that a slip by him would
be given more notice than a miscue
by any otheriellow cahjjluJBjii