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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 04, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 11

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at short. There should be an imme
diate improvement in defensive work.
Lickings being received by Newark
and Pittsburgh in the last few days
presented the Whales with excellent
opportunities, but they have failed,
through porous fielding, to take ad
vantage. Owner Gaffney of the Braves has
stopped John Evers' pay for five days,
the duration of his suspension for a
run-in with. the umpires. Gaffney
figures that, with the lines drawing
tight, every ounce of his team's
strength is needed, and a player who
takes away any power should be pun
ished. Some time the athletes will
get it into their heads that they can't
win games on the bench.
Perritt held Phils to four hits and
Giants won off Mayer. Doyle and
'Merkle did the business.
Rudolph went bac kat Brooklyn and
was good. Smith busted a single and
double and scored three times for the
Reds' errors gave Cards a game.
Meadows pitched good balL
Red Sox slammed couple of Mack's
young pitchers and made it three
straight Lewis poled four hits.
Walter Johnson fanned seven and
allowed four hitsblanking Yanks. In
last 29 innings.l'anks have scored
one run off Washington pitchers.
Both teams in that time have scored
four runs.
Lord and Chase headed Buffed at
tach .that downed Newark. Krapp
gave four hits.
Groom was easy for Pittfeds. Oakes
rapped three hits.
Rankin Johnson pitched well, but
Tip Tops got to him for bunched hits
in the tenth.
Jack Coffey has resigned as man
ager of Denver of the Western league.
No reason was given.
The Speedway Park ass'n of Chi
cago is determined that all existing
records for 300 miles will be broken
at its annual fall championship race
to be held in October. To encourage
the 25 or 30 riders who will be here
for the race to do their utmost to set
anew mark for that distance, Presi
dent David P. Reid announced yes
terday the association will give a
prize of $1,000 to the driver breaking
the existing mark, in addition to the
$25,000 purse already offered.
Officers of the local association are
not afraid their present record for the
distance will be smashed at New York
on Oct 2, but are willing to take no
chances. They believe the additional
$1,000 will encourage speed neces
sary to make a new mark, even if the
mark broken is the one of 98 miles
an hour made by Dario Resta on the
local track last June. The total purse
for the fall race now aggregates $26,
000, which is the largest ever offered
for a contest over the same distance.
Officials of the Speedway seriously
are contemplating changing the date
of the race from Saturday, Oct 16, to
Sunday, Oct 17.
Following are the entries for the
walking races at Gaelic park tomor
row: Women's race, two miles
Helen Knight, Nora Day, Bridget Mo-;

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