Mail Tribune 100, June 28, 1919 Continued
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June 28, 1919 Continued
TY COBB LOSES FIRST PLACE TO YANKEE SLUGGER
Chicago, June 28. — Roger Peckinpaugh, New York, with an average of .395, has dethroned Ty Cobb, Detroit, for batting honors in the American League, according to averages released today and which include games of last Wednesday. But Cobb has been out of the line up all week. As a result Veach, a team-mate, has worked up to a tie with the Georgian for second place with a mark of .358.
Peckinpaugh broke the tie which he shared with Sisler, St. Louis, last week for runs scored and is in front now with 41 to his credit. Cobb’s idleness enabled Roth, Philadelphia, to break the tie for total base honors. Roth has 107.
Gavvy Cravath , Philadelphia, by cracking out three home runs in a week, leads the home run department, broke the triple tie for total base honors shared by himself, Doyle and Kauff, New York, and continued leading the National League batters who participated in 20 or more games. Cravath’s average is .400, acquired on 62 hits, made in 47 games.
Olson, Brooklyn, leads the run makers with 35.
WILLARD TO WIN WITH KNOCK OUT IN FIVE ROUNDS
Toledo, Ohio, June 28. — Victory for Jess Willard with a knockout within five rounds in his heavyweight championship contest with Jack Dempsey here July 4 was the prediction today of Walter Monahan, chief sparring partner for the champion. It was Monahan who conditioned Willard in his match with Jack Johnson at Havana.
Toledo is rapidly becoming the sport center of the country; every train is bringing sporting celebrities in ever-increasing numbers. The list today included Benny Leonard, the lightweight champion; Frank Moran, who fought Willard for the title; Jack McAuliffe, the only man who retired an undefeated champion of the world; Tommy Ryan, former middleweight champion; Billy Muldoon, a famous conditioner of athletes, and a score of others.
STATE PRISON IS NOW MINUS BLOODHOUNDS
Salem, June 28. — After next Monday the state prison will be minus the services of its trained bloodhounds in hunting down escaped convicts. The dogs are the personal property of Joe Keller, parole officer, who retires from the state service on July 1. Keller has sold one and the other two will be disposed of early next week. The dogs led every man hunt away from the prison for the past two years and also have been pressed into service by various sheriffs of the state to assist in running down jail breakers.