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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 05, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 10

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American League
W..L. Pet W.Lr. Pet.
Chicago S .578
Detroit 54 49.524
Boston 5642 .57lfWash'n. 50 48.510
Clevl'd. 55.44.556
StLouis 51 49 .510
N.York 53 46 .535tPhila. .. 19 76 .200
National League
W.L. Pet W.L. Pet
Br'klyn 58 34i.630
Phila.. 53 39.576
Boston 5138.573
N.York 47 45.5111
Chicago 4652.469
StLouis 44 57 .436
Pittsb'h 40 52.435
Cinc'ti. 39 61.390
American League. Chicago 3,
Washington 2; Washington 8, Chi
cago 3; St. Louis 6, Boston 1; -Detroit
5, New York 2; Cleveland 5,
Philadelphia 2.
National League. Chicago 6, New
York 2; Brooklyn 2, Pittsburgh. 0;
Boston 5, Cincinnati 2; Philadelphia
3, St Louis 1.
"If I knew the Saratoga handicap
was going to be run in such slow
time, I'd have entered Bat Levinsky,"
pipes Daniel Morgan.
Appropriately enough, Otto Knabe
has piano legs!
If Matty fails to release the Reds
from last place the Cincinnati direc
tors may offer the job to Houdini.
Residents of Hegewisch, III., have
unanimously nominated Bat Nelson
for governor of the Danish West
Women oughta make a good show
ing at the Grand American handicap
trap meet they know a lot about
powder. . t
There are several thousand ways
of losing a ball game. It looks as
though the Athletics are trying them
Cleveland has purchased Cuisto,
a first baseman, from Portland of the
Northwestern league.
Joe Jeannette outpointed Porky
Flynn in ten rounds at Rochester.
By Mark Shields
It begins" to look like the series of
four games starting with the Boston
Red Sox on the South Side Monday
will be a red-hot affair, with first
place hanging on the result of the
Washington is liable to go away
from here leaving the situation un
changed, and the Red Sox will prob
ably get one game from St. Louis.
Such a result would leave the two
league leaders where they are this
morning, the White Sox having an
advantage of one game.
Of our. seven pitching parties who
worked yesterday, two Faber and
Cicotte looked like regular people.
The others were easy and they must
be more effective if the Sox are to
stay up around the top. Earlier in
the season the hurlers were carry
ing the club.
Recently some of the boys have
been working too hard. This is
notably txue of Reb Russell, who has
been showing the result; of too much
labor when the club was closing its
last trip in Washington and Detroit
Reb wofked in four games in Wash
ington and one in. Detroit
He is a big man physically, the per
sonification of cold nerve, but his
arm is only human and it cannot
stand too much. Reb or Cicotte are
the club's best rescuers.
Joe Benz is hopeless at this task.
Joe worries over the mess his pre
decessor has left him and cannot do
himself or the club justice. Faber
can pitch ball for himself, but has
not the physique for rescue duty.
No team in the American league
can let up in its pace now if it ex
pects to be in the hunt for the pen
nant The Mackmen form the only
breathing spell for seven clubs. But
seven games separate the White Sox

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