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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 20, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 11

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National League
W. L. Pet W. L.
3 4
2 4
1 2
1 3
4 1 .750
5 2 .714
2 2 .500
3 3 .500
American League
W. L. Pet. W. L.
N.York. 3 1 .750Wash'n. 3 3
Boston. 5 2 .714
Chicago 5 3" .625
StLouis 4 3 .571
Detroit.. 3 4
Clevel'd. 2 4
Phila.... 0 5
American League. St Louis 6,
Chicago 2; Washington 3, Boston 2;
Boston 2, Washington 0; New York
2, Philadelphia 1.
National League. Philadelphia 6,
Boston 5; Brooklyn 7, New York 3.
Within the next two weeks there
should be better baseball played
by the Cubs. The team has a home
stay of that length, during which
Manager Tinker will put the athletes
through a daily siege of batting prac
tice, which is much needed.
Two members of the club, Schulte
and Flack, are hitting above .300,
and Zim and Williams are doing their
share of the busting. The remaining
members of the cast, however, have
been treating the baseball with great
politeness and are not adding to the
sales of Mr. Spalding's well known
commodity by destroying any glob
ules. Archer and Fisher, the catchers, of
whom great things are expected,
have not yet begun to hit Fischer
has poled one single in 13 times at
bat, which is far below the gait at
which he will travel when the season
is farther advanced. Yerkes is an
other who has not started, and Vic
Saier is having his usual trouble hit
ting spring pitching. Mulligan is not
touted as a heavy hitter, but even he
should bat above .200, which he is
doing at' the present thj '
Long sessions against pitchers
throwing curve balls should remedy
these defects, as the majority of the
men are batters of proven worth and
only need to have their eyes sharp
ened before they begin to crack
home a few runs.
Following this home defense
against the western clubs will come
another abbreviated trip and then
the North Siders will entertain the
eastern clubs at the new park. The
schedule is advantageous to the
Cubs, as games at home are needed
more now than at the end of the sea
son. The surprise of the Cub play so far
has been the excellent work of the
pitchers. Tinker's heavers were
highly regarded, but they have ex
ceeded expectations. Vaughn, Sea
ton, Hendrix and McConnell have all
turned in effective worjc The fact
that Seaton and Hendrix are back in
form is especially encouraging. Nei
ther had a very good season last year
and there was questions as to
whether they would come back. Bas
ing come-back claims on one game
may be dangerous, but the veterans
comported themselves properly and
in a manner indicating permanent
The Qubs, like the White Sox, have
excellent material, and the final re
sult resolves itself into a question of;
how much of this stuff the respective
managers of our local representa
tives can develop.
Mr. Rowland's White Hose start
their first work on alien ground to
day with a game in Detroit Foui;
battles are scheduled with the Jun-i
galeers, followed by four in Cleve-i
land and same number in St Louia
Of these 12 games Rowland is
counting on eight victories, which is
a little better than the pace the club
has traveled on the home lot
Against the Tigers and Browns five
games were won and three lost,
which speed, maintained through the;
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