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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 22, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 10

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BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL KINDS BOXING
There is no clear claimant to the
Conference title, as there was last
season. Illinois must divide the
honor with Minnesota, and some of
the Gopher boosters go so far as to
claim superiority over the down
staters, as Ohio held Zuppke's men
to a tie.
Considering the handicaps under
which Zuppke labored all season,
with Clark out of the game for a
time and Pogue almost continuously
on the sidelines, there is little chance
of arguing the Illini out of an even
break. Chicago gets third position
and Wisconsin fourth. Northwest
ern brought up the rear, due to lack
of material.
In the east Cornell so far has an
untarnished record, and its 10-to-0
victory over Harvard places the Big
Red team at the top of the list. Cor
nell must still meet Pensylvania, but
the Red and Blue has shown nothing
this year to frighten the Ithaca elev
en. Pittsburgh rates close to Cor
nell, with Harvard next Colgate and
Washington and Jefferson easily
.place above Princeton. Yale had the
poorest season of its history and is
placed nowhere.
Pattie Driscoll, Northwestern's
star back, has been elected captain
of the 1916 eleven. Driscoll plays
quarter or half.
Freddie Welsh is ready to defend
his lightweight title against Charley
White if he gets his price, and the
financial conversation of a Denver
syndicate sounds like the real thing.
Welsh has been offered a flat guaran
tee of $12,500 as his share, and
White is to pay him $2,500 if the title
changes hands. Representatives of
Denver promoters will be in Chicago
Thursday to get down to real busi
ness. White's share of the gate receipts,
whether he accepts a guarantee or a
percentage, will be small, but he and
Nate Lewis, his manager, figure the
chance is worth more than immedi-,
j ate money. If Charley defeated the
Briton he could capitalize the honor
for a goodly sum in the next few
months. Plans now are to match the
men some time in January.
The Syracuse foqtball team passed
through Chicago yesterday on its
way to the Pacific coast, where it
battles three teams in two weeks.
The result will furnish a line on east
ern and far western football. Syra
cuse beat Colgate and Michigan and
was defeated by Princeton. The Salt
city people meet Oregon Aggies,
which defeated Michigan Aggies, and
which, in turn, were downed by Ore
gon State last Saturday. A victory
for Oregon Aggies would make Ore
gon State look like a mighty fine
eleven.
The six-day race at the Coliseum
so far has been above the usual
standard of such .events, excitement
being plentiful. Sprints have been
frequent, even without the offering
of special prizes. Eight teams are
sticking to the grind on even terms,
with five others strung out from a
lap to three laps in the rear. Two
teams were forced to quit
Because of a mix-up during a
sprint yesterday, five of the teams
are peeved and will try to "get" the
leaders during the remainder of the
week. That means more excitement
Official batting averages of the
National league, just ready for publi
cation, place Larry Doyle, Giant sec
ond baseman, at the top of the heap
with a mark of .320, five points
ahead of Fred Luderus of the Phil
lies. Bob Fisher, swatting .287,
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Saier .264, Williams .257, Good .253, (9
Schulte .249, Archer .243 and Phe
lan .219. Karl Adams was the punk
est batter in the league, falling to
pole a safety in 30 times at bat
Carey of Pittsburgh topped the base
stealers, pilfering 36 times. Saier
stole 29 for the Cubs. Fisher led the
sacrifice hitters, suiciding 40 times.

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