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BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BOXING
STANDING OF THE CLUBS
W. L. Pet. W. L. Pet.
Chicago 8 2 .800iSt.Louis 4 G .400
Boston. 6 3 .667Phila. . 4
5 3 .625Washn. ?.
5 5 .500IDetroit. 3
W. b.Pct. " W. L.Pct.
N.York. 6 2. .750,Chicago 6 6 .500
SLLouisS 4 .667Phila. . . 3 G
Boston. 5 3 .G25iBr'klyn 3 G
Cinc'ti. 7 G .538'Pittsb'h 4 9
American League. New York 9,
Boston G; Philadelphia 4, Washing
National League. Cincinnati 10,
Chicago 4; Pittsburgh 2, St Louis 0;
Brooklyn 3, Philadelphia 1.
Les Darcy, by enlisting in the U. S.
aviation corps, has returned a con
clusive answer to some of his critics.
Before we entered the war some of
ficials made grandstand plays by
barring the Australian fighter on the
ground that he was a slacker, but at
the same time Fred Welsh was al
lowed to continue his dancing exhi
bitions, laying away the coin. Now
Darcy is to be allowed to fight a cou
ple of times in this country.
Jim Coffey and Carl Morris fought
a ten-round draw in New York,
howing to what a low level our
heavyweight fight standard has de
scended. Any good second-rater of
former years would have had either
begging for mercy in three or four
The winner of the John Olin
"Strangler" Lewis wrestling match
to be held at the Coliseum May 2 will
have a chance at Earl Caddock and
the championship. Caddock says he
will be here with a check for $1,000"
to bind a match for a date withintwo
weeks of the Colisejnn grapple. Joe
Stecher will also be present to issue
CLEVELAND HERE FOR FIRST
SERIES AGAINST SOX
By Mark Shields
Today, weather permitting the
White Sox resume hostilities in the
hunt for the American league flag.
They are safely in first place, no
matter what happens this afterndon.
Though Cleveland boasts only a
fifty-fifty record against St. Louis
and Detroit, while the Sox have risen
at the expense of these clubs, there
is foundation for the belief that in the
next four games the Hose will have
a stiff fight to do better than break
Cleveland is better mechanically
than last year, because of improve
ment in the pitching staff, and has
the confidence that a year's experi
ence brings to a team. Fohl is no
longer bossing a crew of green hands,
liable to blow under fire.
Despite some poor pitching, the
Hose have made an excellent record
for this much of the flight Cicotte
and Danforth, not regarded highly in
1916, have been the most competent
hurlers, lef t-hande'd Dave having sur
passed easily the efforts of his south
paw rivals, Williams and Russell. Un
til these two come to something like
last season's form, Danforth wilf
probably bear the burden of the left
Scott has pitched a couple of good
games. Faber has as yet been unable
to use all his stuff, but will improve
with' warm weather." Except for
the pitching staff the team is of
championship caliber and the pitch
ers are not to be lightly considered.
They do not have to be as effective
"as former Sox staffs, for the attack
back of them is better than anything
a South Side manager has had un
der his wing in previous years.
Reb Russell hasn't been ableto do
anything with his arm since the sea
son opened. He tried once against