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

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American League
W. L. Pet. -W. L. Pet
Chicago 6 2 .750Clevel'd 4 4 .500
Boston. 5 2 .714IPhila.. . 3 5 .375
N.York. 4 2 .667 Wash'n. 2 5 .286
StLouis4 4 .500Detroit 2 6 .250
National League
W. L. Pet. W. L. Pet.
Boston. 5 2 .714
N.York. 5 2 .714
StLouis6 3 .667
Chicago 5 4 .556
Cinc'ti. 5 5 .500
Phlla... 3 4 .429
Pittsb'h 3 7 .300
Brklyn 1 6 .143
American League. Chicago 5, St
Louis 2; Detroit 7, Cleveland 4; Phil
adelphia 6, Washington 4.
National League. Pittsburgh 6,
Chicago 1; St Louis 7, Cincinnati 6;
Boston 4, New York 2 (14 innings) ;
Philadelphia 4, Brooklyn 3.
Members of Chicago high school
board of athletic control have voted
to continue activities in all branches
of sport throughout the remainder of
the school year. Whether the foot
ball schedule will be played through
next fall is speculative. The fac
ulty directors held that scholastic
sport was a form of physical pre
paredness that was needed by the
young men of the nation.
Mike McDermot, Illinois A. C, for
the fourth consecutive time won the
200-yard national A. A. U. breast
stroke swimming championship at
Pittsburgh, setting a new record of
2:39 4-5, five seconds better than the
old record. L. B. White, Hamilton
club, Chicago, was second.
Rocky Kansas was given credit for
outpointing Lightweight Champion
Freddie Walsh in ten rounds at Buf
falo, though Welsh appeared to have
all the power necessary when called
upon. He was content to let Kansas
ail out in front, pulling him down
hen he seemed to be making too
-h headway.
By Mark Shields
Eddie Cicotte is getting along in
years and his major league career
covers an extended period, but the
little knuckle ball curverls at pres
ent time one of the best bets the
White Sox have. Unfortunately, his
age and small stature may prevent
him working every fourth day on the
mound. He needs more 'rest than
the majority of the South Side hurl
ers. But- on the days he does per
form the opposition can be assured of
a regular battle. ,
For Eddie is a pitcher with control
and brains. Many pitchers have more
natural stuff on the ball than Cicotte
and s6me of them are right on the
South Side. But they haven't the
mental qualifications to make them
as effective as Cicotte. To beat the
Browns yesterday he was forced to
pitch carefully, for several times he
was in a hole. At the critical mo
ments he put the ball across the
plate, but never over the center and
.never where the alien batters ap
peared to desire it
Were Eddie more powerful physi
cally he would be an ideal rescue
pitcher, for he has unlimited confi
dence. It makes no difference to him
whether he inherits from another
pitcher a set of stocked bases. He
pitches with cold nerve. Should
some of the other men come to form
in short order it is possible Cicotte
will be held in reserve as a lifesaver.
This was the role Reb Russell played
last year, but the Texas southpaw
needs considerable rescuing himself
this spring.
Good baseball has so far been im
possible on the South Side, not only
because of the soft condition, of the
ground, but beeause of the high
winds which have made it next to
impossble for the players to judgs

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