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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 18, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 10

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American League
W. L. PcU. W. L,
Boston. 4 OLOOOIClevel'd. 2 3
Chicago. 4 2 .667Wash'n.
SLLouis.3 2 .600 Detroit..
N.York. 1 1 .500IPhila....
National League
'W. L. Pet. W. L.
1 2
2 4
0 3
Boston. 2 01.000
fCin'ti.. 4 2 .667
Fhila... 2 1 .667
SLLouis.3 3 .500
Pittsb'h.. 3 3 .500
Chicago. 2 4 .333
N.York.. 1 2 .333
Brook'n. 0 2 .000
American League. Chicago 6, St
.Louis 5; Detroit 3, Cleveland 1; Bos
ton 5, Washington 1.
National League. Chicago 5, St
Louis 1; Pittsburgh 10, Cincinnati 1.
Col. Roosevelt may not be next
president of these somewhat United
States, but he will create some stir
before hostilities are over.
Similarly, Fielder Jones and his St.
Louis Browns probably won't win the
pennant in the American league, but
. they will cause some commotion and
-will have a lot to say about the final
resting place of the gonfalon.
T. R. and Fielder aw both back in
the organization after a vacation
with the outlaws and have several
old scores with the conservatives
which must be settled.
Jones isn't heading a whirlwind
ball team, but he has a combination
.which is as good mechanically as the
one with which he won a pennant
-and a world's series when bossing
the White Sox. The same brains may
not be present, but Jones can do a
bit of thinking himself and will han
dle the athletes in a manner to get
the best work from each.
The catching department seems to
be the weakest angle of the club. A
raft of good pitchers may find their
effectiveness handicaped because of
Jack of ability back of the log. Hart
ley is not in a class with the men
who are pitching to him.
The infield is good, a fair batting
quartet and strong on defense. In
the outfield are three fast men who
carry a good punch in the war club.
And there is very good reserve
strength in case of injuries.
The Jones people refused to accept
any charity form the White Sox yes
terday, though Rowland's hopefuls
tried desperately to hand them the
game. Eight errors for one afternoon
is more than a major league team
usually makes in a week.
On the performances of yesterday
neither team deserved to win. Both
should have been ruled off and the
battle awarded to the Kansas "City
Feds. That club is dead, but the
work of the American league con
tenders was at least decayed.
Evidently the White Sox players
have been reading the papers. Un
like most people, they believe every
thing they see in the public prints.
They have come to the conclusion
that they are busting guys, able to
loft the pill over the hills and far
away. They scorn a base hit as far
beneath the dignity of a guy with a
slugging reputation.
That doesn t go for all the ath
letes, of course, but it has an appli
cation to Fournier and Felsch, espe
cially the latter. Against St Louis
pitchers, who have been wild in both
games, Hap has frowned on free
transportation, preferring to go out
trying to bust the ball into the
bleacher customers. He is hitting
at bad ones and his failure to con
nect seems to be worrying him.
Far different is Eddie Collins, a real
ballplayer, who will bat next to Jack
son and who has a chance even to
pass the Dixie flyer. Notwithstanding
his prowess with the willow, Eddie is
content to get to first base by any
means, understanding that every fel
low who reaches that station is a po
tential scorer.

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