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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 23, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 10

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BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BOXING
STANDING OF THE CLUBS
American League
W.L. Pet. -W.L.Pct
Chicago 37 20 .649Clevl'd.. 29 30 .492
Boston. 34 21 .618 StLouis 23 33 .411
N.York 30'24 .556 Wash'n. 21 32 .396
Detroit 27 27.500 Phila. .. 19 32.373
National League
W. L. Pet. W. L. Bet
N.York 33 18 .647Cinc'U... 30 33 .476
Phila.. 32 20 .615Boston.. 2127.438
Chicago 33 28 .541 IBr'klyn. 20 29 .408
St.Louis28 27 .509pittsb'h. 19 34 .358
YESTERDAY'S RESULTS
American League. Chicago 4,
Cleveland 1; Detroit 9, St. "Louis 3;
Detroit 3, St Louis 2; Boston 2, New
York 1; Washington 6, Philadel
phia 5.
National League. Pittsburgh 4,
Chicago 3 (10 innings); Cincinnati
5, St. Louis 2; Philadelphia 5, Brook
lyn 3 ; Boston 5, New York 3.
So keen is the interest in Dan
O'Leary's 100-mile walk, to be held
June 30 and July 1 at Forest park,
that policemen, firemen and letter
carriers haye asked that a race be
put on for them as a sort of side
show to the main event. Mr O'Leary
has agreed to this and has, more
over, agreed to hang up three med
als, a gold, a silver and a bronze for
the first three to finish. The only
stipulation is that the entrants use
the heel-and-toe method for the
three miles, which has been decided
upon as the distance.
Twenty policemen protected Um
pire Byron in St Louis yesterday.
Pres. Rickey of the Cardinals has
wired Pres. Tener of league asking
him to keep Byron away from St
Louis for the remainder of the sea
son to protect his life. Roush hit
four singles and Reds w.on easily.
Mays paused Yanks with three
hits and Red Sox split series. Baker
failed to reach first in four games.
WILLARD FIRES TOM JONES
AND JACK CURLEY
By Mark Shields
Jess Willard has deposed his man
agerial duet, Tom Jones and Jack
Curley, intimates he is through with
the fight game and from nQW on will
devote all his energy and mentality
to directing his newly-acquired cir
cus property.
Jess says the two managers could
not get him enough work. So they
immediately went out, and signed up
for fights which would bring $100,
000 into tfoe coffers of the syndicate
to prove they were real business
men. They will use this as an argu
ment to prevent the contract jthey
hold with Willard being broken. It
does not expire until September, ac
cording to Curley.
This is another case of "go it bear,
go it man," and the general public
doesn't give three hoots which side
wins. If both were in a position to
lose there might be general rooting
for such an outcome. The combi
nation never has been popular and
never would be.
Since winning the heavyweight
title two years ago Willard has
fought ona ten-round battle in New
York against Frank Moran. That is
all the defense he has made of his
title. His friends may argue that
there was no man capable of beating
him, but surprises are apt to occur
in the prize ring.
When John L. Sullivan was cham
pion there was also a belief that-no
one could trim him, but John L. was
not afraid to defend his crown, and
Jim Corbett knocked it off and sur
prised the world. Possibly some low
ly regarded mauler might have done
the same thing for Willard if Jess
and his backers had presented the
opportunity.
Jones and Curley took their bit
and it was not small from ail of

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