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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 20, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 10

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BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BOXING
STANDING OF THE CLUBS
American League
W.L.Pct. W.IaPcL
Chicago 5 2 .714 Clevel'd 4 3 .571
Hoston. 5 2 .714 Wash'n. 2 3 .333
N.York. 4 2 .667 Phila. ..2 5 .286
StLouis4 3 .571 Detroit. 1 6 .143
National League
W. L. Pet. W. L, Pet
N.York. 5 1 .833Cinc'ti. 5 4 .556
Boston. 4 2 .667Phila. .. 2 4 .333
Chicago 5 3 .625Pittsb'h 2 7 .222
St.Louis5 3 .625Br'klyn 1 5 .167
RESULTS' YESTERDAY
American League. St Louis 6,
White Sox 2; Cleveland 8, Detroit 7;
Philadelphia 4, Boston 3 (11 in
nings) ; New York 3, Washington 2
(10 innings).
National League. Chicago 10,
Pittsburgh 3; New York 9, Brooklyn
2; St. Louis 4, Cincinnati 1; Boston
7, Philadelphia 3; Boston 4, Philadel
phia 2.
SOX HAVE THE STUFF BUT NEED
TEAM PERFECTION
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
.tsarnes wou uvu uuiii r,iia, i
To some pessimistic fans the White
Sox looked bad individually yester
day. There were some criticisms
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 circunistances.
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 to see 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
making his debut before the largest
crowd he ever saw at aball game. It
was a crowd in a holiday humor, but
it was also critical and it watched his
every movement
He knew that a slip by him would
be given more notice than a mis'cue
byany-other feUow-on the-club. But
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