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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 18, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 10

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National League
W. L. Pet. W. L. Pet.
Br'klyn 64 38.627J
Boston 59 40.596
Phila.. 6142.592
N.York 52 51.505
Pittsb'h 46 56.451
Chicago -46 60 .444
StLouis 47 64 .423
Cinc'ti. 43 69.384
Amerioan League
W. L. Pet. W. L. Pet.
Boston 65 46 .586 StLouis 61 53 .835
Clevl'd. 62 50 .554 N.York. 69 52.532
Chicago 63 51 .553 Wash'n. 52 68 .473
Detroit 62 53 .539 Phila. . . 23 54.216
American League. Chicago 7,
Boston 0; New York 5, Cleveland 4;
Philadelphia 4, St. Louis 3; St. Louis
3, Philadelphia 2; Detroit 11, Wash
ington 6; Detroit 8, Washington 4.
National League.--Chicago 1, New
York 0; Brooklyn 5, Pittsburgh 1. .
Those Detroit conveyances at $345
would be a handy-thing around the
house if baby wasn't forever putting
'them into his mouth.
Speaking of strikes, reminds us
that the best kind are those you
make on a bowling alley.
It's getting so nowadays when a
gent is spoken of in six figures you
can't tell Whether it refers to his
bank-roll or his last score at golf.
Ping Bodie threatens to return to
the major leagues. If Ping comes
back, bean ball users will have to
waste one occasionally.
Several of our best southern states
will go dry in November. Which re
minds us a lot of northern tourists
will have to order their golf bottled
and expressed from home.
Speaking of harries, there's Rowdy
Elliott's. After looking him over the
Cubs dubbed him Bunny. He is al
most as ferocious as a rabbit
We can't imagine why Stuffy Mc
Innis should be dissatisfied with his
job. He has a swell chance to get
into another world's series if he
sticks around ten years.
By Mark Shields
The National league race is a
three-club affair between Brooklyn,
BOgtOtt and the Phillies. Brooklyn
has a well-balanced combination,
employing teamplay for all it is
worth. Boston has a fine pitching
staff that is holding up the club, and
the Phils have a bit of both, mixed
with confidence gained in their pen-nant-winnihg
fight last season.
Brooklyn leads its two competitors
by three games and a half. But it
is no copper-lined cinch the Dodgers
can maintain this advantage. The
Braves have played improved ball in
the last few weeks. The Phils have
made the greatest strides of any of
the trio.
Moran kept in the fight up until
the last three weeks with but one de
pendable pitcher, Alexander. Alex,
pitching the best ball of his career,
was good for a win in nearly every
series. He is after a new record of
games taken.
But recently Demaree and Mayer
have come to niB assistance. If they
are not flashing and can pitch a little
better than average ball, the Phils
cannot be counted out
These opinions have been gener
ally held among fans for some
time, and now the athletes of pther
clubs are about ready to admit their
strength. It is evident in the de
portment of other teams on the field.
The Giants, who thought for a time
they had a shot at the flag, are about
ready to concede themselves
through. Their play indicates it An"
air of listlessness and a lack of de
termination that are never found' in
champions studs the work of the
New Yorkers.
As for the four western entries, In
cluding our own Cubs, they have
known for some time that their only

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