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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 24, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 10

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American League
W. L. Pet. W. L. Pet
N.York. 51 36 .5SGWash'n. 47 40 .540
Boston 49 37 .570Detroit 4& 44 .511
Clevl'd. 49 39 .557 StLouis 38 49 .437
Chicago 47 40 .540Phila. . . 19 61 .237
National League
W. L. Pet. W. L. PcL
Br'klyn 48 32.600
Boston 43 34.558
Phila.. 44 35.557
Chicago 42 45 .483
N.York. 39 42.481
Pittsb'h 37 42.468
StLouis 41 48 .461
Cinc'ti. 36 52.409
American League. Chicago 12,
Detroit 9; St. Louis 5, Cleveland 2.
National League. Chicago 8, New
York 3; Boston 2, St. Louis 1; Phila
delphia 8, Cincinnati 1.
The faithful record book shows
that the fighters who make the
greatest strides in their chosen pro
fession are those who take the few
est in the ring.
Civilization has put the Spanish
inquisition out of commission, but
the managership of the Cincinnati
Reds continues -unhampered.
According to ballplayers who have
visited the place, St. Louis is so hot
these days that hens lay hardboiled
riughey Jennings wishes to deny
the report that he has ordered a lux
urious divan for Ty Cpbb's under
studies. Marathon running will never be a
hit in Rhode Island as the state isn't
big enough to boast of a regulation
Fred Mollwitz, first baseman, will
join the Cubs in Boston. He may be
used against southpaws. His batting
average is 20 points below that of
So far the match for the light
weight title between Fred Welsh and
Charlie White has not been closed.
By Mark Shields
Manager Tinker and his Cub per
formers are glad to get away from
home. They are confident tnat their
record on the road will be better than
at home. These unusual thoughts
are backed by the averages for the
season. If the Tinks had been obliged
to conduct theyselves on the North
Side all year they might be in eighth
Their recent stand against the
eastern teams on the North Side
showed improvement over the first
repulse of the seaboard gang. Sev
enteen games were played. One was
a tie and the locals copped seven,
while losing nine. A bad start was
made against the Braves, who took
three out of four. The Phils took a
split, Brooklyn tied one," won two
one being the famous forfeit and
lost one. New York got two out of
The Cubs played their best ball to
ward the close of the engagement,
the defense and attack both showing
marked improvement. The addition
of Wortman at short had something
to do with this, as the youngster has
so far played major league ball, the
best shortstopping that has been
seen in the vicinity since Joe Tinker
himself was a regular.
It is increasingly evident that the
National league pennant is to go east
The best a western team can hope for
is the lower berth of the first divi
sion, and even this will be closed if
McGraw can get a bit of decent pitch
ing from his staff. Brooklyn has a
safe lead for the present, but the
Braves and Phils are pressing close
and are in a position to advance if
the Dodgers slip even momentarily.
Robinson is up on top because his
team furnishes a well-balanced "at
tack and his pitching staff is doins

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