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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 08, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 10

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National League
W. L. PcL W. L. Pet
Phila.. 90 62 .592Pittsb'h 73 81.474
Boston 83 66 .546St.Louis 72 81 .471
Br'klyn 80 72 .520Cincia'ti 71 83 .461
Chicago 73 80 ,477N.York. '69 83 .454
American League
W. L. Pet W. L. Pet
Boston 101 60 .669
Detroitl00 54.649
Chicago 93 61 .604
Wash'n 85 68 .556
N.York. 69 83 .454
StLouls 63 91 .409
Clevel'd 57 95.375
Phila... 43109.283
National League. New York 15,
Boston 8.
American League. New York 4,
Boston 3.
And now try to make your guesses
as to the outcome of the city series.
The dope is being rapidly shot full' of
holes and the finish? will be a mad
Rowland has used his two best-
pitching bets, Scott and Benz, and
each was easy for the National league
batsmen. Russell ,and Cicotte, the
relief men, were effective. The way
the pitchers have been worked means
that Faber will face the Cubs today,
with probably Russell taking the hill
Faber is not as steady as either
Scott or Benz. He is liable to be very
good or very bad. Throughout the
season the Cascade wonder has had
no middle course, and his workin the
closing stages of the season was not
up to the mark he set in the first days
of the campaign.
Bresnahan must find a man capable
of pitching effectively today. If he
does his troubles will be lightened, for
it reasonable to presume that Jim
Vauglin, will come back tomorrow on
the West Side in the fourth game,
with Lavender back at the Sox Sun
day. And Vaughn will hardly be hit
so viciously the next time he starts
against the Rowlandites.
There is positively no chance to ac
curately forecast the work of the
pitchers. Extremely cold weather will
have its effect on every member of
both squads, Rowland's people being
especially poor football season per
formers. And the cold may mean a
chance for Karl Adams, the West Side
rookie, whose youthful arm does not
need as much warmth as do the fins $
of the veterans.
From a financial standpoint this
will be the poorest city series the
athletes have encountered for sev
eral seasons. Only 24,724 fans have
attended the two games, over 9,000
fewer than watched the first pair of
battles last year. And the financial
return is $8,000 less than it was in
Yesterday was no day for baseball.
The game should have been post
poned until the sun could get in its
warming work. But President Bar
row of the International league, han
dling the series for the national com
mission, says , nothing but rain or
snow will force the cancellation of a
Some of the players were wroth at
the officials for forcing them to per
form yesterday. You know, the ath
letes share only in the receipts of the
first four games. Their chance to
make any money will expire Satur
day night, if no postponements occur.
This leaves the big Sunday crowd to
rour its coin into the coffers of the
clubs. mani
There were hints that this fact had
decided the owners not to allow any
postponements. Something is rad
ically wrong when only 5,211 people
attend a city series game while the
battling is at its tightest g
As to the actual work-of the ath
letes, it was all Jimmy Lavender, the
West Side Spitballer. He ws in per
fect form and had the heavy left
handed Sox batters completely baf
fled. Eddie Collins and Eddie Murphy
were the only fellows to reach third

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