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BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL KINDS BOXING
Carl Gowdy, driving an Excelsior,
won the 300-mile motorcycle race at
the Desplaines speedway, covering
the distance in 3:291:51:2-5, an aver
age of 85.75 miles an hour. Teddy
Caroll on an Indian was second, near
ly six minutes back of Gowdy. Wei
sharr on another Excelsior was third,
and 'Brier was fourth on a Harley
Davidson. Only one spill marked long
grind and that resulted in no injury
to the rider. Gowdy's time is a world's
Ernest Kockler set a new track rec
ord at Riverview when he won the
half-mile cycle handicap in "58 4-5.
Kockler also won the ten-mile open
Packey McFarland, to whom a ma
jority of the newspaper gave the de
cision in his ten-round battle with
Mike Gibbons, is not sure whether
he will stay back in the ring or not
He says it depends on .his wife. What
class Packey would decide to fight in
Is a mystery, as there are no boys
around 147 pounds in his class. Gib
bons certainly would not concede
that poundage again.
Some critics aren't making any ef
fort to conceal the antics of the
crowd. Several fans were of the opin
ion Mike and Packey were lodge
brothers, and it must have been a
uice, polite fight, for Packey belliger
ently asked the newspaper men after
the scrap if they were going to call it
It was a famous victory so far as
Ihe kale was concerned.
Chicago Giants 9, Amer. Giants 7..
West Sides 1, Auroras 0.
Normals 9, Romeos 4.
Roseland 3, Kramer Colts 2.
Weiderrechts 2, Johnson Tigers 1.
Gunthers 7, White Giants 5.
Rogers Park 6, Magnets 2.
West Ends 4, Tigers 2.
Usually skidding autoists- are auto
STANDING OF THE CLUBS
W. L. Pet. W. L. Pet
Chicago 62 67.481
Cincin'ti 63 70 .474
Pittsb'h 64 72.471
N.York, 60 71 .458
W. L. Pet. W. L. Pet
Phila.. 74 56.569
Br'klyn 72 62 .537
Boston 70 62.530
Boston 87 43.669
Detroit 87 48.644
Chicago 79 53 .598,
Wash'n 72 59 .550
N.York. 59 70.457
StLouis 55 78 .414
Clevel'd 50 83.376
Phila... 38 93.290
W. L. Pet.
Pittsb'h 73 59 .553
Chicago 73 62 .541
StLouis72 61 .541
Newark 68 62 .523
W. L. Pet
69 64 .519
Brook'n 67 69 .493
Bait... 43 88.328
National League. Chieago 6, Bos
ton 3; New York 17, Cincinnati 5;
Cincinnati 4, New York 0; Brooklyn
4, St Louis 2.
American League No games
Federal League. Chicago 5, Balti
more 4; Chicago 2, Baltimore 0; New
ark 1, St Louis 0; Newark-2, St
Louis 2; Kansas City 6, Buffalo 2.
Weiss, the young amateur secured
by the Whales through the Tribune
trials, is making a name for himself.
Tinker took the first baseman as a
last-ditch experiment after Fred Beck
had slowed, up pitifully and Jackson
had failed to fill the bill as a relief
Weiss was not highly regarded, even
by his friends, as a candidate for big
league honors, but he has fought
gamely to keep his place among the
top-liners. In his first efforts he
looked like a very bad batter. That
was probably due to nervousness. It
certainly was not want of courage,
as the recent performances of the
Against Federal league pitching