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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 22, 1913, Image 9

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Local Opening of Federal League
Tomorrow Race Close.
Everything is set for the local
opening of the Federal League to
morrow. There will be the usual auto
parade, flowers and all the ceremony
connected with a baseball leagae
The parade will start at 1 o'clock
from the Morrison Hotel imthe loop,
and proceed to De Paul field, Shef
field and Webster avenues, the home
of the Chicago Peds. Sheriff Zimmer
will toss the first balL
This league is entitled to patron
age from the fans. When it was
started many affected td treat it as
a joke, as so many of the morning
glory leagues have proved. But the
promoters of this organization went
about their business in the right way.
They did not sign a bunch of head
liners at bloated salaries, but pickea
up youngsters who will improve and
also work harder than the dimming
stars who are paid more for their
personality than their playing.
, Chicago started out to make the
race a runaway, but a recent spurt
by Covington has pulled the locals
down to second place and the going
is fairly even. Exactly 200 points
separate the first and last teams, one
of the tighest battles in any league
in the country. Chicago is half a
game behind Covington for first
Manager Bert Keeley of the locals
I figures on using Harry Paynter, who
'made the spring trip with the Cubs,
against Pittsburgh tomorrow. Dea
con Phillipi, the old Pirate flinger,
will send Ashenfelter to the mound.
Northwestern. "L," Halsted, Shef
field or Lincoln avenue cars run close
to the grounds,
A fight club in Edmonton, Canada,
has offered $25,000 for a champion
ship fight between Willie Ritchie and
Freddie- Welsh. Welsh has accepted.
Red Sox Shy on Teamwork Local
Pitchers Need Work Zim, Cheers!
Manager George Stovall of the St.
Louis Browns was today reinstated
I j President Ban Johnson of the
American League, after being on the
suspended list for nearly three weeks.
Stovall, according to Johnson's
edict, must apologize to Umpire Fer-.
guson, whom he used as a cuspidor
in a game between the Naps and
Browns, and must also pay a heavy
fine, the size of which was not given
American League.
Boston, 10; Chicago, 9.
St. Louis, 5; New York, 0.
Washington, 5; Cleveland, 3 (10 in)
Philadelphia-Detroit, rain.
National League.
Chicago, 6; Boston, 5.
Philadelphia,. 12; Cincinnati, 0.
Pittsburgh, 5; Brooklyn, 2.
St Louis, 4; New York, 3.
American Association.
Columbus, 3-5; Kansas City, 2-6.
St Paul, 6; Louisville, 2 (2d, rain).
Minneapolis-Toledo, rain.
Indianapolis-Milwaukee, rain.
Federal League.
Pittsburgh, 3; Chicago, 2 (11 in.).
Indianapolis, 5; St. Louis, 4.
Covington-Cleveland, rain.
After seeing yesterday's game" be
tween the two-toned hose, it is not
hard to understand why the world's
champions are walloping along in the
ruck of the American League pen
nant race.
The team is not playing together
in the field, and the pitchers, with
the exception of O'Brien and Wood,
who is just rounding to form, look
like they ought to be wearing CuD

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