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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 31, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 11

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on the North Side will be a revela
tion to the fans. It has nowhere
near the mechanical qualifications of
the old West Side pennant winning
crew, but it stacks up with that
crusher in fighting qualities and de
termination. Ruether acted as pinch hitter in
each game and drove home a run in
each. This fellow may yet be con
verted into a first baseman because
of his ability with the stick.
The White Sox are traveling east
today for their first game in that sec
tion, being billed to- open a four
game' series in Philadelphia tomor
row. After the Mackmen comes
Washington, and these two engage
ments should point the Rowlands, for
the harder fights to come in Boston
and New York.
Rowland took all his men but Red
Faber, who is still far from pitching
condition. It will be a month at least
before the Cascade curver is in shape
to take his place on the hilL
Eddie Cicotte, at the pinnacle of
pitching fame, right now the most
.consistent hurler in the American
league, is apt to fade after July 1 if
his strength is not conserved. Eddie
is no youngster and never was an
iron man. He can stand only a cer
tain amount of work. Recently he
has been appearing frequently, and
though his work so far scintillates,
too much rescue work will kill him
off, just as it has many pitchers on
the South Side in the past.
Though the Boston Red Sox are
supposed, to be punchless, and they
are alleged to have only a couple of
pitchers, they continue to win ball
games with machinelike regularity,
and are at present riding safely in
front of the field. To accomplish
these results they have played ster
eotyped Red Sox ball, employing
brains, an airtight defense and just
enough attack to outdistance the
other fellows. In the past the Red
Sox have usually started badly, com
ing to the front after July 1. Then
jther pitchers came to the fore in a
pack. This season they are starting
at a dizzy pace and still have the old
rush through the stretch to fall back
Macks failed to score on Yank
pitchers in 24 innings, Cullop and
Love dealing 11 hits. Baker was hit
in the face by a batted ball and
farced to quit
Boland and Ehmke completely
baffled Indians, Detroit winning two.
Heilman made six hits.
Giants beat Lavender and Alexan
der. Schupp won his sixth straight
in outpitching Alex.
Reds and Cards split, Chase get
ting double, triple and homer in the
first. Cruise got 5 hits in 2 games.
Tyler and Rudolph blanked Dodg
ers in 18 innings. Rawlings, new
Brave second baseman, made four
hits and was big noise in Boston
Fred Welsh still contends he .was
done out of the lightweight cham
pionship, claiming he was not
knocked out Another blow from
Leonard might have been fatal to the
Briton. But note that Freddie does
not contend at all he wasn't licked.
He was smeared all over the ring,
but wants to bring to the front the
old alibi that a title can change hands
in a ten-round fight only through a
K. 0. Fred was cleanly licked and in
oblivion when the fight ended.
Pierre Maupome defeated Joe
Capron, 50 to 47, in the all-star
three-cushion billiard tourney at
Louis and Gaston Chevrolet, broth
ers, each driving Frontenacs, were
first and second, respectively, in the
250-mile motor race at CincinnatL
The winner averaged 102.15 miles
per hour, Gaston was seven and a
half seconds back of the winner.
Ralph De Palma had his usual luck,
being forced out on the 156th mile
while in the lead. A splinter from
the track pierced his radiator. Vail
finished third in a Hudson and Mil
ton and Hearne were fourth and fifth
in Duesenbergs.

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