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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 26, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 9

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Phila... 6 1 .857
Boston. 4 3 .571
Chicago 5 4 .556
StLouis 6 5 .545
Cin'ti.... 6 6 .500
PittsbTi.. 4 6 .400
BrooK-n. 2 3 .400
N.York.. 1 5 .167
Amercan League
W.L. Pet W.L. Pet
Boston .8 4 .667
N.York. 5 .4 .556
Detroit. 6 5 .545
StLouis 5 5 .500
Wash'n.. 5 5 .500
Clevel'd. 5 5 .500
Chicago. 6 7 .462
Phila.... 2 7 .222
National League. Cincinnati 11,
St Louis 3; Boston 3, New York L
American League. Cleveland 9,
Chicago 2; Boston 4, New York 3.
STANDING OF THE CLUBS I too many pitchers on his club. Bight
National League I now, with Hendrix, McConnell, Sea-
W. L. Pet W. L. Pet ton, Packard, Vaughn, Pierce, Lav
ender and Prendergast on the list th&
roster looks overstocked.
But eight pitchers will find plenty
of employment when the double
header season rolls around. The crop
of bargain bills will be large and ver
dant. Of six scheduled games
three have already been washed,
away by rain and the postponements
will be played off as afterpieces of
regular battles later in the season.
When a ball league runs into a bad
spring it is no uncommon thing for
two or three double bills to be staged
in one week, and this uses up a raft
of pitching material, especially if any
of the heavers who start are unable
to complete their assignments.
Hendrix will be a real (handy man
at this stage of the proceedings if
any of the other fellows are out of
commission and are unable to han
dle their jobs. Claude is the real iron
mam of the club and the fault with,
him now is that he has not worked
enough. That was his trouble in the
first home game with the Reds. Now
it is a week since that incident and
in that time Hendrix has not faced a
His work on his next start is a
doubtful quantity and Tinker will
have a relief hurler warming up from
the opening of the first inning. The
best year Hendrix ever had'in the big"
league was when he was the only
really reliable hurler Pittsburgh had
and was called on for duty on an
average) of once every three days.
The Sox at present bear a remark
able resemblance to Art Meeker's
cheese-oozing residence on the
North Side, but the stuff oozing from
the South Siders can hardly be la
beled limburger, which is strong, and
there is nothing strong about the re
cent endeavors of the Hose.
In five road games they have
cojjped a single victory, and tba4 wa
St Louis Cardinals will be here to
morrow to open a five-game series
with the Cubs. If the weather man
relents and allows the locals to stage
a few battles, the Cubs may improve
their position and climb a rung in the
ladder. Cubs', Braves and Cards
have each won a game more than
they have lost, but a difference in the
number of games played places the
Braves second to the Phils, Cubs
third and Cards fourth.
St Louis has done most of its win
ning at the expense of the Pirates,
who do not look overly strong at the
present time. It is reasonable to be
lieve the Cubs will take at least the
odd game in the impending, clash and
may cop four of five.
It is unfortunate that Tinker has
had the games with Pittsburgh post
poned. The Pirates have been on
the road since the season opened
and have been unable to get in the
necessary morning practice. This has
resulted in the team playing only or
dinary ball, but there is liable to be
considerable improvement before it
comes time to play off the cancella
tions. If this weather continues Joe
Tinker will find that he has not any J

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