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BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BOXING
STANDING OF THE CLUBS
W. L. Pet W. L". Pet
Chicago 9 2 .818St.Louis 5 6 .455J
N.York. 6 3 .G67Wasun. 1
Boston, 6 4 .600 Phila .. 4
Clevl'd. 5 6 .455Detroit. 3
W. L. PcL W.
N.York 7 2 .728Cinc'ti.. 7
St.Louis9 4 .6l52Phila... 3
Boston. 5 4 .556!Br'klyn 3
Chicago 7 6 .538Pittsb'h 410
YESTERDAY'S RESULTS '
American League. Chicago 1,
Cleveland 0; St. Louis 7, Detroit 2;
New York 2, Boston 1; Washington
3, Philadelphia 5.
National League. ChicagOx8, Cin
cinnati 4; SL Louis 2, Pittsburgh 1
(10- innings) ; New York 8, Boston 2.
The Univ. of Illinois interscholastic
track and field meet, which has been
held annually for a quarter of a cen
tury) has been called off because of
war conditions, according to word
from Urbana. This action -was fa
vored by the Illinois High. School
A person entitled Chick Simfer is
given credit for a newspaper decision
over Fred Welsh in ten rounds at
Scranton. Fred, however, got the
large end of the purse. Ani still they
refuse to let Les Darcy fight, while
Welsh goes ahead with his financial
Johnny Harvey knocked out Joe
Rivers in the seventh round at New
York. Until the final blow the fight,
had been an even affair, with Rivers
giving as good as he took.
Knockout Brown is training dili
gently for his bout In Gary Friday
night with Joe Herrick. The Greek
says he will be an easy winner.
The Univ. of Iowa has canceled its
trapk schedule, with the exception
of the state meeting at Des Moines.
RISBERG HAS NERVE DOESN'T
FALTER IN PINCH v
By Mark Shields
During yesterday's game with
Cleveland, during which the White ,
Sox fielding was porous on numer
ous occasions, there were some cries
from the stand for Zeb Terry when
Swede RIsberg, the new shortstop,
was in difficulty.
These, of course, were changed to
yelps of adulation for the new short
fielder when he opened the ninth in- "
ning with a screaming triple and
scored the only run of the game on
Eddie Collins' sacrifice fly. The hit -made
Swede a hero and his fieldng
mistakes were-' forgotten. Such is
the humor of a baseball crowd.
But previous to this hit Risberg
had showed his fitness to hold down"
his job. In the seventh inning a ball
went through him with a man on
second. It was scored a hit, but
could have been as fairly labeled a
boot. Then in the eighth Risberg
booted another with Speaker on first
with two out and gave the Indians a
But on the very hext pitch Guisto
hit sharply and deep to short. The
ball require'd quick and accurate .
handling. All of which Risberg did,
retiring .the side with a rifll-llke
throw to Gandil. He had forgotten
all about the previous boots. They
didn't weigh on his riiind and affect
This is one of the true tests of
courage and Risberg stood it as well
as a veteran of tnany campaigns. f.
Cleveland has a good ball team
this season and one that will make
its power felt before the end of the
flag hunt. Jim Scott had them puz
zled at the bat, even though his sup
port was slipshod, but the Cleveland
people were in no mood to quit. They
battle with confidence and make con
siderable noise on the field.