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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 28, 1917, NOON EDITION, Image 6

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American Leagufe
W. L. Pet. W. L. Pet
Chicago 9 5 .643St.Louis 5 7 .417
Boston. 7 4 .636Phila. .. 5 7 .417
N.York. 6 4 .600 Wash'n 4 7 .364
Clevl'd. 8 6 (.571Detroit. 4 8 .333
National League
W. L. Pet W. L. Pet.
N.York. 8 3 .727IBoston. 4 4 .600
StLouis9 5 .643Phila. .. 4 6 .400
Chicago 8 7 .533Br'klyn 3 6 .333
Cinc'ti. 9 8 .529Pittsb'h 511 .313
American League. Cleveland 2,
Chicago 1; Detroit 2, SL Louts 1.
National League. Cincinnati 5,
Pittsburgh 3; Philadelphia 6, New
York 1.
Joe Herrick claimed he had been
fouled in the third round of his fight
with K. O. Brown at Gary and re
fused to go on. The referee did not
allow the claim and fingsiders did,not
put much faith in Herrick's assertion.
Brown had given him an artistic
trimming while the fight went on.
Herrick was knocked down in both
the first and second rounds, and the
Greek was away out in front when
the bout terminated. Charley Scul
ly beat Clint Flynn in the semi-wind-up,
Flynn being a game man to stay
to the flnsh, for he was badly bat
tered. Dan O'Leary, veteran pedestrian,
is outfooting jill competitors, and
matchmakers have been forced to ar
range freak affairs in order to give
him proper "opposition. North Ham
mond, Ind., is to be the center of
walking races for the coming sea
son, and Prof. M. G. Madura of that
place has offered a prize of $100 to
the winner of a series of races be
tween O'Leary and George Stokes.
Dauss held St Louis to three hits
and Tfeers won with four off Weil-man.
By Mark Shields
Pres. Comiskey intimates he will
protest the game the Cleveland In
dians won from the White Sox yes
terday when Umpire Nallin called a
balk on Danforth with the bases full
in the ninth inning. Danforth was
set to deliver the ball when Schalk
called to him to stop, having gotten
something In his eye. Midway in his
motion Danforth halted and Nallin
allowed the winning run to score.
The equity of the decision is de
batable, but it is improbable a protest
will avail anything. It was a ques
tion of judgment on the part of the
umpire, and protests are usually up
held only ,on misinterpretation of
rules. At any rate, it was hard luck
to Danforth, who picked up a mess
left by Jim Scott and was clearing it
away nicely when the balk inter
vened. Losing three straight to the In
dians because of a lowly batting
slump, the Sox are now only a' few
points above second place and it is
possible for them to drop to a tie for
fourth position by being defeated this
Not since Comiskey gathered his
present array of batters has the stick
slump been so pronounced as it is at
present. The sluggers of the club,
Jackson, Felsch and Collins, seem
unable to drive the ball to safe ter
ritory. Of course, they have been
pitted against excellent pitching the
last four days, for Cleveland has an
excellent corps of hurling people.
Hard luck plays an important part
in any batting quietus, and the Sox
are having more than their share.
The batters are Hitting the ball
soundly and frequently, but it trav
els directly at some waiting fielder
and an out is recorded.
The South Side slugging trio is

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