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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 26, 1917, NOON EDITION, Image 6

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BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL SORJS BOXING
WHITE SOX BATTERS FAIL,
BUT PITCHERS CARRY LOAD
STANDING OF THE CLUBS
American League
W. L. Pet W. L. Pet.
Chicago 9 3 .750St.Louis 5 6 .455
Boston. 7 4 .636Phila. .. 7 .417
N.York. 6 4 .600 Wash'n 4 7 .364
Clevl'd. 6 6 .500jDetroit. 3 8 .273
National League
W. L. Pet W. L. Pet.
8 2 .SOOICinc'ti. 7 8 .467
5 .643Br'klyn. 3 6 .333
N.York
SLLouisD
Chicago 8 6
Boston. 5 4
.571Pittsb'h 5 10 .333
.556'Phila... 3 7 .300
YESTERDAY'S
American League.
Chicago 1; Boston 5
Philadelphia 4, New
National League.
cinnati 2; Boston 6,
innings); New York
S; Pittsburgh 10, St.
nings).
RESULTS'
Cleveland 4,
, Washington 4;
York 2.
-Chicago 4, Cin
Brooklyn 6 (12
9, Philadelphia
Louis 8 (10 in-
Frank Cotch is to referee the wres
tling match at the Coliseum next
Wednesday night between John Olin
and Strailgler Lewis, and at the con
clusion will award to the victor the
title he held when he retired. Accord
ing to Joe Coffey, matchmaker of the
Coliseum A. C. Gotch was first dis
posed to fix the title on Earl Cad
dock, but after deliberation conclud
ed that the laurels should be decided
in actual combat. Olin claims a vic
tory over Stecher and on this basis
says he has as much right to the
championship as Caddock. Jn hand
ing out the title Gotch will stipulate
that Caddock must be immediately
given a chance at it, thus decisively
fixing its ownership and clearing up
all arguments.
'There was some excellent (Mex.)
fielding in the National league yes
terday, the four games yielding 20
errors The Cubs were the only er
rorless performers. In the American
league White Sox and Yanks per
formed Vitbout a miscue.
By Mark Shields
Despite the elements, there was a
ball game yesterday at Comiskey
park. And there will be every day
the White Sox are scheduled at home
unless a veritable flood descends.
This is in line with Pres. Comiskey's
policy of never postponing a game
when the field is playable.
ft has been his policy for several
seasons and is carried out for the
benefit of the fans. Any one who
journeys out to 35th street can be
assured of seeing some kind of a
game. A cupful of rain doesn't cause
a cancellation, as it does at many
ball parks.
The White Sox attack has been
breaking down since the team
reached the home lot and it has
taken some sterling pitching to hold
the club up in the race. This is a di
rect upset of the dope, for the pitch
ing staff is admittedly an uncertain
quality, while the swatsmen are pow
erful parties.
But today Hap Felsch is the only
regular hitting above the .300 mark,
and Hap only reached that notch
yesterday by hitting a single, double
and triple in three times at bat Joe
Jackson was an even .300 until he
failed to connect in four tries yes
terday. Weaver and Schalk are far
down, and Gandil is pacing with
them. Risberg is below .175 and Ed
die Collins is hitting .206.
In this time of need the hurlers
have done better than was expected
of them. Cicotte pitched two excel
lent games before he was driven from
the field by Cleveland yesterday, and
Jim Scott has also pitched two good
ones and a bad one. Paber and Dan
forth have been dependable, the lat
ter probably the steadiest of the
whole assemblage.
Tris Speaker is well on the road to

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