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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 06, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 11

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Is something over which Rowland
and his advisers are puzzled. If a
change in style will lengthen his
throws he has more than an even
chance for regular employment. If
he lacks muscular power he must
give way to some other man.
Claude Williams or Red Faber will
ascend the mound in the season's
first game. If Fielder Jones send a
raft of left-handed batters to the field
it will be Williams. If right-handers
predominate, Faber will have a throw
at the enemy. Williams is the best
trained of any of the southpaws. Un
der ordinary conditions, the post of
honor would fall to Reb Russell,' but
Reb is backward and Danforth is an
uncertainty whenever he starts. Wil
liams has conquered a wild" streak
which beset him in the early days of
the training period.
Jim Scott is almost a certainty for
one game of the St Louis series. Jim
is traveling with the Yannigans, who
get little publicity, but he is pitching
good ball. He is with a weaker team
than the first section and it is neces
sary that his work be good to give his
pals victory. There are several men
with that second team who are do
ing their best, for the tinware is rat
tling. Fournier, John Collins, Mc
Mullin, Hartford and Terry all wish
to stay in the big show. At least two
of them are doomed to disappoint
ment Father Campbell's Queen of Angels
baseball team, composed of young
sters wno nave made a sensational
showing the last two seasons, will
start their 1917 campaign Sunday
afternoon when they oppose the Fe
lix Colts on the North Side grounds.
The Catholic team is reported to be
stronger than ever and followers of
the club are planning an elaborate
The 'Normal Park baseball club
will affiliate with the Chicago league
this year instead of the City league.
Fres. Stapleton made this statement
Ju denial of reports that his clubs was
considering withdrawing from the
new circuit.
Sifting conflicting reports, it ap
pears that Joe Herrick of Kewanee
had a slight advantage over George
K. 0. Brown in ten rounds at Rock
Island. The Chicago middleweight
had the advantage in but two rounds.
Les Darcy left Chicago yesterday
for New Orleans, where he meets
Jeff Smith, April 23. Darcy will re
turn here immediately after the fight.
intending to make his home in Chi
cago and go through the procedure
of naturalization as an American cit
izen. Jess Willard has offered his serv
ices .to the U. S. army. He is on his
way to join the circus.
Harvard has suspended all major
sports in the face of the war declara
tion. Baseball and track teams have
discontinued practice and the ath
athletes are forming in companies
for military drilL
Notre Dame will take no action at
present toward suspending athletics.
The;- college authorities will wait
word from government officials. Ac
tual war will bring out the cadet
corps of 800 privates and 30 officers.
The United States Golf ass'n has
no present intention of canceling its
fixed 'events, according-to Pres. How
ard W. Perrin.
Univ. of Illinois athletic authorities
will wait until after the Easter vaca
tion to make a decision as to the sus
pension of athletics becausp. of th
international situation. Illinois is on-
posed to hasty action by the confer
ence. Princeton has abandoned the
southern trip of the baseball squad,
which was to have begun yesterday.
The Illinois boxing bill, backed by
Sen. Denvir, advanced to third read
ing in the senate yesterday without
debate or amendment
Branch Rickey will become presi
dent of the St Louis National league
ball club tonight Court proceedings
between the. Browns and Cardinal
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