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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 06, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 10

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Another glaring reason for the
lowly finish of the 1915 Cubs is pre
sented in the National league pitch
ing averages, the official figures be
ing given out this morning.
Bert Humphries, an infrequent
performer, whose combined work as
starter and finisher covered only 172
innings, was the best of the West
Side lot, and he stands eighth in the
general list, allowing 2.30 earned
runs per nine innings. Jimmy Lav
ender pitched 220 innings, landing
in 21st place, allowing 2.57 runs per
Jim Vaughn was 31st, yielding
2.86 earned runs a game; Zabel was
38th, giving 3.20 earned runs; Che
ney was 41st, with 3.25 earned runs
per nine innings; Pierce was 43d,
yielding 3.32 runs a game; Stan
dridge, the regular relief pitcher, was
far down the list, the enemy averag
ing 3.61 runs for every nine innings,
and Karl Adams was next to last in
the league, being found for 4.71
earned runs for every nine innings
he worked.
Extreme liberality marked the
work of the West Side hurlers. They
dealt bases on balls lavishly to make
the work of the opposition easier.
Zabel, who pitched only 163 innings,
was the leader in this line, granting
84 walks. Vaughn and Pierce up
held the wild traditions df southpaws,
each passing 77; Cheney franked 72,
Lavender 67, Adams 43 and Stan
dridge 36. Pierce made ten wild
pitches, tieing with Schauer of the
Giants for the worst mark In this de
partment. Grover Alexander of the Phillies
pitched 376 innings, more work than
was performed by any other heaver,
and led the league for effectiveness,
the enemy getting but 1.22 earned
runs per nine innings off his low fast
one. Fred Toney, discarded,. Cub,
working for the Reds, stood second,
.yielding 1.57 runsper game. Alexan
der blanked his opponents an even
dozen times.
Frank Nigg of Morton Park is the
only new leader in the city bowling
tournament. He knocked down
1,863 pins in his nine games to top
the all-events department The other
leaders were threatened, but stood.
Frankie Burns is favorite in his
bout tonight at New Orleans with Kid
Williams for the bantamweight
championship. The recent work of
the Baltimore title holder is respon
sible for the shift in odds, and it is
the first time Williams has entered
the ring a second choice since he
won the title.
Burns had a shot at the champion
ship against Johnny Coulon back in"
1912, being forced to make 116
pounds, and was whiped. Tonight
the weight is 118 and this will be to
the advantage of the New Jersey
midget The bout will go 20 rounds
to a decision.
Ritchie Mitchell and Johnny Kil
bane will meet sometime in the mid
dle of the month in a ten-round mill
at Cincinnati. The weight has been
fixed at 131 pounds at 5 o'clock,
which is far above the featherweight
Stanley Cofall, halfback, has been
elected captain of the 1916 Notre
Dame football team.
C. F. Egan, quarterback of the
Washington and Jefferson football
team, died at Washington, Pa., of
pneumonia after a two-day illness.
Father Gorman, Coach Paupau
and Capt Grundman of the De Paul
football team were injured in an anto
collision in Boston, their machine be
ing1 struck by another car. Father
Gorman and Paupau were cut about
the face and Paupau had his nose
broken. Several stitches were re
quired to close the cuts. Grundman
suffered bruises. All three left with
the De Paul team for home last night.
Mike O'Dowd of St Paul, new
claimant of the welterweight ring

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