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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 20, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 12

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season, would result in some 95 vic
tories. Various experts through the
country have estimated that the
American league club which wins 90
games this season will be the organi
zation's entry in the world's series
next fall. " -
The western end of theAmerican
league is just as powerful as the
eastern and possibly carries a trifle
more class. If the Rowlands can
take an edge more than 60 per cent
of their engagements with the west
ern clubs they will be up there fight
ing every inch of the way.
Summarizing the work of the club
shows a few spots in the far-famed
wrecking crew, but other fellows
have rushed to fill the gap, and so far
the club is the best runmaking or
ganization in the country. Jack
Fournier is hitting below .200, but
this deficiency is amply made up by
the way Ray Schalk has been whang
ing the ball. Ray at present is the
most dependable pinch hitter of the
club and has advanced a man on
two-thirds of his opportunities.
Terry has done everything for
which he was touted in the field, but
has secured only two hits. He has a
good eye, however, and is getting
many bases on balls. A well-sharpened
eye is the sign of a good batter.
Felsch is another who is not bat
ting stoutly, but he has made the
majority of his hits in the pinch. Joe
Jackson is batting well above .300
and Eddie Collins has begunto climb
into the charmed circle. Just how
careful a batter Eddie is can best be
illustrated by the fact that he has
secured 11 bases on balls in eight
games and has pushed out a couple
of sacrifices.
Pitching, the usual stronghold of
the Sox, has not been up to past per
formances. The best single bit of
work of the season was by Lefty
Williams, the kid hurler, against the
Browns after picking up a game
from Danforth.
Cicotte is still quite uncertain, Jim
Scott showed .plainly yesterday that L
he isn't yet ready, and Joe Benz
slipped in his start last Sunday. Dan
forth has had two chances and got
away with one game because his pals
swatted the ball manfully. Faber has
won twice and has been effective.
Russell is better than last year.
Scott and Benz were both in fine
condition at Mineral Wells before
running into a siege of sickness and
both will be back in harness and in
winning stride in a few days.
Four Brave pitchers, including Ed
Reulbach, were wild, and Phillies
profited. Chief Bender pitched the
ninth for Philadelphia, his first Na
tional league appearance. He was
not scored on.
Brooklyn copped its first game,
Robinson shifting the line-up. Benny
Kauff batted two singles off Smith.
Markle, a rookie, pitched Yanks to"
top of American league heap, hold
ing Mackmen to three hits and fan
ning seven. Baker got two of the
Yanks' five hits.
Washington split two with Red
Sox, Boehling and Leonard being the
winning pitchers.
Eddie Collins has been appointed
captain of the White Sox, the posi
tion being formerly held by Buck
Weaver. Eddie will direct the work
of the athletes in the field.
Officials of the U. S. Golf ass'n
have cut out a fine job for them
selvesin stamping as a professional
any man who works in a store which
sells golfing supplies. Francis Oui
met is the most noted man so far hit
Walter Crowdus, local city champion,
has quit his job because of the ruling.
Several thousand players, good, bad
and indifferent, are employed in
sporting goods houses throughout
the country and all are hit by the
ruling, which seems distinctly unfair.
Edelweiss team in Southwestern
league rolled one game of 1,119 and
averaged 1,029 1-3 for three battles,
Miscellaneous Scores
Maroons 9, Armour 0. a
Morgan Park 5, St Cyril 1. .
Wendell Phillips 9, De Paul 2.

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