Clipped From The New York Times
Interest in the struggle for the League baseball pennant this season has been sus tained to the very end by the extraordi nary closeness of the contest. At the time when the leading contestants took the field against their opponents in Cleveland and Pittsburg yesterday afternoon it was still undecided whether the trophy was to stay in New-York New-York New-York another year or be borne hence by the Boston players. A little luck on the part of the Bostons, a few errors on the part of the New-York, New-York, New-York, in the concluding games, and the pennant would have gone to Boston, perhaps to be displayed displayed above the golden dome of the State House. But the result was determined by skill and merit, not by luck and blunders. New-York New-York New-York wins the pennant with a record record of 83 games won to 43 lost. against Boston's 83 won and 45 lost, while the percentages are: New-York, New-York, New-York, 659, and Boston, ,648 a difference of only eleven one-thousandths one-thousandths one-thousandths in a series of 126 games, or a superiority of 1 1-10 1-10 1-10 per cent in favor of New-York. New-York. New-York. So close a finish should impress upon baseball Captains ambitious of the honors of the field the vital importance of inspiring their men to play at their best, even in the very beginning of the season. ' The managers and players of the League are to be congratulated that no suspicion of dishonorable practices has marred the record of the year's play.