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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 17, 1917, NOON EDITION, Image 6

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National League
W. L. Pet W. L. Pet.
N.York. 3 0 1.000Cinc'ti.. 3 3 .500
Phila . 2 1 .G67Pittsbh 2 4 .333
St.Louis4 2 .667Boston. 1 2 .333
Chicago 3 3 .50OBr'klyn 0 3 .000
American League
W. L. Pet W. L. Pet.
Chicago 4 1 .800N.York. 1 2 .333
Boston .3 1 .750St.Louis 1 3 .250
Clevl'd .3 1 .750Phila... 1 3 .250
Wash'n 2 1 .667Detroit. 1 4 .200
National League. St. Lonis 5,
Chicago 1; Boston 3, Philadelphia 1;
New York 5, Brooklyn 0; Pittsburgh
8, Cincinnati 4.
American League. Chicago 4, De
troit 0; Boston 6, Philadelphia 1.
The Amateur Baseball Managers'
league last night scheduled the fol
lowing games for Sunday:
Sycamores at Waukegan, Ashlands
and Parkwyns, 12th and Harlem;
Blums and Jefferson Greys, Law
rence and 48th; Wabada A. C. and
Easley, Fullerton and 46th; Clippers
and Reo Maroons, Harrison and
Washtenaw; Pastimes at Wheaton;
Stanley A. C at Maywood; Wells A.
C. and Lincolns, Wells Park; Carna
tions and Felix Colts, De Paul Field
George W. McGurn was unani
mously re-elected president of the In
tercity Baseball ass'n for the 17th
consecutive season.
Bowen bantams won the A. A. F.
115-pound basketball championship
by defeating Eckart Park, 13 to 11,
in the fiinal game at Sinai Social cen
ter. Sid Hatch, Chicago's star long dis
tance runner, has gone to Boston,
where he will compete in the Bos
ton marathon Thursday.
The White Sox have released First
Baseman Bob Hasbrookjto Columbus
ot the American ass'n.
By Mark Shields ,
Now that they have lost three
games in a row, the Cub athletes
need not be surprised if the hammers
are unsheathed and some fans and
experts diagram to them just how
punk they are. All of which will be
no news to Manager Mitchell and
thoso who follow the team closely.
Mitchell has claimed no pennant
winner. He 'has admitted that he has
a large task ahead and the top of the
second division will be honor enough,
to content him. A place in the first
section would stamp the North Side
pilot as a strategist of the first water.
Except in onei or two individual
caseS'-the Cubs in the last three
jjames all defeats have been no
worse than when they opened the
season with a trio of wins over the
Pirates. The difference has been in
the pitching, upon which hangs the
position ofthe club at the end of the
In the first three games Vaughn,
Douglass and Reuther were excellent
twirlers, holding the enemy to a pau
city of hits and runs. In the succeed
ing three games the hurling was not
quite sogood, though Hendrix was
competent enough to win with most
ball teams back of him.
As composed at present, the Cubs
will not score many runs per ball
game. There are a few men who will
hit vigorously, but the team batting
average is apt to be a lowly thing at
the final 'compiling of averages.
Therefore, the pitchers must pause
the enemy and must have .back of
them perfect fielding support and
clear thinking. In n6 other way can
even a modicum of success be looked
Manager Mitchell, with a few good
bricks and much weak mortar, is try
ing to build for the future and is apt

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