On this page we will look back at life in the city during the war years. Here we will provide the visitor with the stories making the news, what was happening in sports and entertainment, city politics, the social scene and the prominent people at the time. We will also recount the events occurring in the war on that day. So, check back often for new updates.
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TODAY IN PHILADELPHIA – SUNDAY, JULY 18, 1915
Today in the world of professional baseball most of the teams have reached the half way point in the 152 game season. We do not normally publish a TODAY IN PHILADELPHIA edition on a Sunday but in recognition of this auspicious point in our national pastime, our sports editor thought it a good time to review the current standings of the teams in the three major leagues [The first All-Star Game, also called the Midsummer Classic, marking the half way point in the season will not be played until 1933].
In the National League: The Philadelphia Phillies stand in 1st Place with a 1 game lead over the Chicago Cubs followed by the Brooklyn Dodgers, the St. Louis Cardinals, the Pittsburg Pirates, the New York Giants, the Boston Braves and the Cincinnati Reds.
In the American League: The Chicago White Sox lead the league with a 3 game lead over the Boston Red Sox followed by the Detroit Tigers, the New York Yankees, the Washington Senators, the St. Louis Browns, the Philadelphia Athletics and the Cleveland Indians.
In the Federal League: The Chicago Whales have a 1 game lead over the Kansas City Packers followed by the St. Louis Terriers, the Pittsburgh Rebels, the Newark Peppers, the Brooklyn Tip-Tops, the Buffalo Blues and the Baltimore Terrapins. [Editor’s note: the Chicago Whales, shown below, would win the championship of the Federal League in 1915. They were also the last Federal League Champion as the league folded after the 1915 season].
So, to all you baseball fans out there, enjoy the 2nd half of the 1915 season.
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