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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 21, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 10

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National League
W.L. Pet. W.L. Pet.
Br'klyn 67-39.632
Phila.. 63 42.600
Boston 60 42.538
N.York 53 54.495
Pittsb'h 47 58.448
Chicago 5062.44
St.Louis 50 64 .439
Cinc'ti. 43 72.374
American League
W. h. Pet. W. L. Pet.
Boston 66 47 .584StLouis 62 54 .534
Chicago551 .560N.York. 60 53.531
Clevl'd. 62 52 .544Washn. 54 58.482
Detroit 63 54.538Phila.. . 23 86.211
National League. Brooklyn 1,
Chicago 0; Boston 4, Cincinnati 3;
St Louis 5, New York 0.
American League. No games
We have it hot from experts that
Heine Zimmerman is a great natural
"ballplayer, yet there isn't another
man in the pastime who plays as
much unnatural baseball.
Honus Wagner spoke a mouthful
when he said that many a ballplayer
declines because he doesn't decline
Eastern fans say the Red Sox
pitching staff has lost its control.
They are missing the hitters' beans
right along.
Joe Jeannette is back again after
a four years' retirement. Don't be
surprised to hear of a lot of white
hopes retiring for ten seconds or
Eddie Plank has allowed nine hits
in three ball games. It looks like
Eddie has had enough experience' to
qualify for the big show.
Pat Moran's Phillies are just as
much out of the pennant fight as the
French army is out of the war.
A headline in an eastern paper
reads: "American Business Man
Likes His Music Well Done." Still
Some of our most popular songs
have been pretty raw.-
By Mark Shields
Connie Mack is seeking a solid
foundation for his ball team, to en-
able it to refct securely on last place.
He has bought Ping Bodie from San
Francisco to report next season. v
There's our Bodie joke. All para
graphers will have heir fling at the
ex-Box fence buster, vbut we are
through. Ping may be a different
ballfljayer this time. He may be able
to hit the big league pitchers more
consistently. He needed only slight
improvement in this department. As
a defensive fielder Ping stacks up
with the best of them. Slow on the
bases, he is fast in the field, covers
much ground and can throw accu- i
rately and strongly. I
If he has learned to handle his feet
while running bases he will stick in
the big show and stick emphatically.
He has his friends, and the South
Side will be boosting for Ping to stay
up here with the big boys. There
have been worse players who have
remained longer.
Connie Mack, down in the ruck,
struggling along far behind the pro
cession with a team that wins a
game every other Tuesday, d&n take
some satisfaction from the manner
in which former members of his
world's champion outfit are disport
ing themselves.
Jack Barry is the mainstay of the
Red Sox" infield. At second base he
plays better than he ever did at
short, and his spirit and determina
tion key up the Bostonians to a fight-
ing notch that results in numberless 9
Ed Collins is performing a like
service for the White Sox. "Cocky's"
batting average has not been a mas
todonic affair this season, but he was
always a more valuable man than
averages stamped him.
Fielder Jones has been helped in

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