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HONOLULU STAB-BULLETIN, FRIDAY, OCT. 11, 1012.
THE TRUTH ABOUT SPORT
IS NEVER A KNOCK
COACH BURDICK Or PU1H0U
THUS REVISED FOOTBALL
RULES ARE BETTER FOR ALL
Co.K h V. L l'.lllili( K of I'ljinhoU
1 J 1 1 1 k til' liw nils will litakr I')1
ball a I 1 1 r gain lo!h from tie
standpoint il tin- spectator and Hi'.1
H.' haul I don't think as iii.hi
games will i in a tie this ear as
IhH. mi aerouui m! I Ik- different sys
tem mI sroritu,. Iast year 21 toueh
1mw 11 ami a goal kirk srored six. :t;:i
alw two drop kirks would scon; six.
ai.t many games ended in a tje 0.1
thai account.' This year, howeve-, 1
totu-ialow 11 and a goal kick will score
t, m m, so I here will not he as inuc'.
thaiice for a tie.
"I he extra down is going to put 1.1
liM-iv reiil football and lesK kick In.'.'
Wjlh three down, if two line hij.-k.s
fail, Ihe opposing team is almost c;ei
tain that Ihe last down will be a kick
and. I hey are prepared for it. This
year, with the extra down, there will I
be a good deal of doubt as to when
the kick will come, and so the oppos
ing team will have to be prepared at
all times, and when the team is lined
up to receive an expected kick Ihe
line will be weakened, leaving more
chance to gain the yardage by line
"Kliminatkm of the onside kick will
also- reduce the amount of kickiiTg,
because there will be no chance to!
recover the ball afterwards.
"The rule allowing the forward j
pass' over the goal line win cause
the defense to ycn up when expect
ing a pass, theivoby giving the oppo
nents a greater chance for a touch
down. T think there will be larger scores
this year on account of tha,t rule and
also -from the fact' that the field will
.CHICAGO. The many - Evantton
friends of Jack Patten, 18-year-old
son of James A.' Patten, tormer wheat
'king, "were greatly-surprised to heat
that he "is aspiring as a real, "white
hope" inUhe boxing line.
The news was imparted by John
Burg, secretary to president A. V.
Harris, in which be describes in de
tail the rise of young Patten as a box
er and tells how he knocked out a
heavyweight, of the Northwestern
University football team on the trip
over to Jjurope ana now ne won a bii
ver, cup as the best boxer on the ship.
He engaged in seven contests. He
also entered the Victoria Louis boxing
contests in England and emerged with
honors. v " , '
. James A. Patten always has been a
strong admirer of clean sports, and in
an Interview not long ago said: "Ath.l
Jetics under proper conditions will do
anything for a boy."
Jack weighs more than 180 pounds.
He is a student at the Evanston Acad
emy. - ,.,
GOVERNOR OPPOSES TRACK.
INDIANAPOLIS. nd., Sept, 27.
Governor Thomas R. Marshall direct
ed today his forces against the pro
moters of the Mineral Springs Jockey
CJub, which has completed a track
and intends starting a race meet in
the middle of October at Porter, Ind.
The Governor directed Attorney Gen
eral Ilonan to file suit to enjoin the
club from opening its meet as sched
uled. PRO. BENJAMIN.
Bladder Remedy f S
Cures In l!?sttn,Oy$prs'. SourStom -ch.
l-nck of Arrtii. Hrt Huttrrinci
n1 Wind on Stfm-h. Bloatrd 1-reU
Inj, n In Stfmth &itor rating . Sirk
Billmsne. L Gripr, rWiri Fvr.
Chills ni f rvrr, MUrln. flrwilcbnn,
Fww, Tiiel I pefinc.Jinr,Pack" "tic ,
rlhet. (travel, lnripii"P.ris;ht's rls
eas. Pidi.-r TrouNf, F:nirsis. Rheu
matism ,l mpurr Blood, ClTrh. Vmfula,
Melancholia. Nrvui Disorders. SNp
lessrips. Removes Worms. Cures Con
stipation, Anaemic ConiitRj&a
A Great (Toni; for Womea.
$1.00 per bottle, 3 for 12.50, 6 lor 15.00
HONOLULU DRUG CCL
btrv. Is Only On
Three Tlrst-CIass Artists at your
R ETHEL AM) KIXG.
S, G. Sjlmter and . Sckroll, Frtt
he leu .aids shorter.
"Slier ; i;-d ii.termissiou is going to
make a faster game for the specta
tors, and although it will not give the
players as much time to recuperate,
it will prevent their becoming stiff
from too long a rest.
"Ihe forwanl pass is going to be
used a loi more this year than last,
I thinlv. because there is no heavy
penalty attached to it, and there will
he more chances to see it because of
the ext:a number of downs and the
rule allowing its use over the goal
"The other chauges I his year are
all more or less included in these
main o.ies that. I have given.
"Summing up, I think football will
be a better game this year than In
previous years. It will be more ap-
pirtiauu vy wie ev;ia.iui uituinuiv;
; .. . 1 1... . i. .
ng to the players."
Coach Burdick entered Vale in
1905. He spent two years there and
then, in 1907, he entered the Univer
sity of .Kansas. He played football
on the class team and in his senior
year he was a substitute on the var
sity foot ball team and also pitcher on
the vaisity baseball nine, for which
he won his "K."
He graduated from Kansas in 1909
and received his A. B. He then taught
in the lola High School, Kan.' Be-
sides teaching he was director ofath
leticB, end coach of the basketball and
base ball teams.
In 1911 he left lola and returned to
Vale to graduate from that colfege in
1912, with an M. A. In chemistry.
Mr. Burdick is now coach tag the
Funahou football team, and is making
a great success of it.
Golfers are looking forward to next
Sunday's play, which will decide the
possession of the Manoa cup, and with
it the c'hamptonship' of the Oahu
Countn Club. Fourteen players quai
ifiefl for this event In the 36 holes of
medal play last Sunday, and these
will fight it out for the cup, over an
other medal course of the same num
ber of holes.
Possession of the cup seems to lie
between George Angus, the present
holder, T. Gill, Frank Hoist ead and
J. I. B. Greig. Trese are the only
ones who can be figured to have a
look-in at 36 holes of stroke play. Of
tiie four Gill makes the most uni
formly low scores, and is the only
plus man in the club. Angus, who is
? scratch man, plays his best in com
petition, and if he played often
enough he $ould hold his own with
anyone here. However, he has hard
ly had a club in his hands for months,
and is way below form, llalstead is
a 7 handicap man, but he has been
playing very well lately, and last
Sunday was within two strokes of be
igow gro&s. He took the. low net.
Creig won the Navy Cup recently,
end if he gets going rigTit can be
counted on to be well up in the run
Following are the players who
qualified given in the order of their
gross scores: T. Gill, F. llalstead,
G. Angus. V. Simpson, J. Greig, ('.
Weight, P. Morse, A. Kwart, F. Kle
bahn, L. Itedington, C. Dockus, K.
Booth. H. K. Spiccr.
On October 26 there is to be a team
match, followed ty a stefn smoker,
.vhich is Intended to provide the new
club house with a plentiful supply of
The teams are to be captained by
Frank Armstrong and Frank llalstead
respectively and any club member de
siring to play should notify one or the
other. The names wiil then be plaeed
on en list, and .the .captains will
"ch se up" as in the good old schooi
POSTAL MOTOR WAGONS
' IN ENGLAND
Seventy new motor mail waeons ate
about to b" employed in london to
convey letters and parcels between
the central and district postoffscs
and rnilway stations. The wagons
can carry a ton each and will bring
up the motor fleet of the 1ondon gen.
eral postoffiee to about 1 vehicles.
In the judgment of the postoffiee
officials it is believed that this postal i
motor fleet would prove of great ad- 1
vantage during the continuance of a
railway strike, as many of the wagons
could be used for collection and dis
tribution of letters and parcels in
places even at a considerable distance
1 1 01:1 Ixindon. Consular report.
"Clothes don't make the man
the careless customer.
"Xo." replied the tailor, ruefully.
"But some men have a queer loo.
about 'em that maXes em 'he raina
tion of a suit of clothes. ' Washing
MARQUARD PITCHED A BRAINY
GAME TO DEFEAT THE RED SOX
Captain of the Giants.
u :: :: it n x tt n tx txtx nn u n a n :: n n xitt u n n
Used His Head as Well as His
Hands and Showed to Good
Effect at Bat as Well
The scene of the acMon shifted back
to New York today, the third game,
but in reality the fourth contest for
the world's baseball title, being sched
uled for Gotham. It's easy to imag
ine tire way the Giant fans stormed
the Polo Grounds to show their loy
alty to the team that won a glorious
victory yesterday in the play-off of
Wednesday's heart-breaking tie. It's
probable that at the diamond side
the Giants Have come up a notch in
the belting, for to date Boston has
shown no great excess of class, and
oefore today's game it was an oven
break as to results.
Following is another account of
yesterday's game, by wireless to the
BOSTON, Massachusetts. October
10. Rube Marquard, Johnny Mc-
Graw's great left-handed pitcher, and
Mrs f amotta -"tirrkeytTnttrair proved !
superior 'fo "Buck" O'Brien and his ,
'r.rtlirr. ti -i 1- i " ' ' V. ia nflAmnnn n ti it
the. third contest of the world's!
series was chalked up to the credit!
of the visitors by a score of twu to;
Marquard showed better torm in
the box than any of the twirlers who
have appeared in the present series
of games, and held the locals' danger
ous hitters safely at all stages. A
bit of quick thinking on the part of
the "southpaw" saved him in the
niuth inning, when he retired Gard
ner at third base, as a moment later
Arthur Fletcher, the Giants erratic
ehorlstop, made a costly error that
would have cheated Richard de Mar
quis of his well-earned victory. Some
doubts were, enlertaind as to wheth
er Marquard would be steady in the
box, in view of his unfortunate work
of last year, but these were swept
away when he began whipping hiz
fast-breaking curves across the plate
with lightning speed. f
He kept the singles scattered and
prevented Trls Speaker, the Boston
star slugger, from connecting safely
the spectacular work of;
Marquard, Murray starred with two
sensational catches in the outfield,
one a drive against the fence and
the other a skyscraper which he pull
1 f . 1 B
ed out of the air with one hand. Mur
ray also started the scoring, slam
ming out a pretty double' in the sec
ind inning and registering on two
sacrifice hits. New York's
tally came in the filth, when Herzog
doubled and was chased over the
rubber on a single by Fletcher.
O'Brien was a bit unsteady at var
ious stages of the contest, but he had
plenty of saliva on the ball and it
was all the Giants could do to. get a
solid wallop off his style of pitching.
He retired in the eighth in favor of
Bedient, after 'c al Ball had been
shoved in to bat for him aud had
The last of the ninth inning gave
the Red Sox rooters their big thrills
when, with Speaker down. Lowh
scratched an infield hit and circled
the sack on a long double by Larry
It was up to Manager .Iake Stahl to
win the game, and lie shoved a hard
one to Marquard. "The Rube" .seiz
ed il and. showing good baseball
judgment, hurried his throw to Her-
y.o'g al third in time to cut off Card-;
uer. I lendrickon. Pinning lor Stahl, j
got to third. wb'ii Fletcher.jossed a!
bloorpcr in fielding Wagner'.-, ground-J
er, hurling Hie ball far to one side of
Merkle. lady eiMle.l the
Cady ended the suspense j
when he flied out 10 .lash Devore iul
Id. and Marquard got the glory;
of his first world's scries win. Mhe best medicine obtainable so as to
The attendance was greater than aijcure i' with as little delay as possible,
yesterday's game, as today found You will mal;e no mistake jf you se
.".U"LM people ai the American League j i,., t Chamberlain'.; Conih b'emcly.
Park. The total rctSprs were $"..-; You are certain 10 be pleased with
H' ot which ?:'.;."''." will go to the'die prompt relief winch it afford.;. It
p'ave''s and 'j.'il4 to the Nat i'n.l ; i pleasant to ti,- ta.-ae and i:; en
Score by innings:
New York. Runs." loot " n 2
.Hits 1 I 0 2 u 2 17
. . i ti it it it it n it i
. .0 1 11 1 1 1 1 o 2-
Batteries For Nevter meals as a remedy for indigestion.
Ml I 1 - -
1.. i. . - .. : . : :r' wh
Boston's Spitball Artist.
:: u :: a n ti n a u
York, Marquard and Meyeraf for
Bo.3ton. O'Brien, Bedient and Carri
gan and Cady.
Innings pitched By O'Brien. 8;
Bedient, 1 ; Marquard, 0. Two-base
hits Murray, Herzog, Gardner. Stahl.
Sacrifice hits Merkle, Gardner, Mar
ouard. Sacrifice fly Herzog. Double
play Speaker to Stahl. Stolen bases,
Fletcher, Devore, Wagner. First
base on balls Off Marquard, 1; oH
O'Brien. 3. Hit by pitched ball
Herrog. Struck out by Marquard,
6; by O'Brien. 3.
Umpires: Evans, behind bat;
Klem. on bases; O'Loughlin, leftfield,
HEALANIS AND MYRTLES
READY FOR BALL GAME
Everything is in readinesc tor the
ball game that will decide the vital
point of supremacy on the diamond
between the Myrtles and Healanis.
Tomorrow afternoon at 3:15 is the
time, Athletic Bark the place, and the
girl well, she'll be there, all right.
Both teams have been out tor prac
tise during the past week, as bruised
hands and lame arms will testify. In
vernacular, it will be "some
and as admission is free, a
big crowd should turn out to give the
oarsmen a send-on".
Jimmy Johnson, the faiuous Carlisle
Indian football team quarterback of
a few years ago, is a dentist in San
lJuan, P. R.
SIX TRACKS IN CANADA.
Canadian Racing Association has
six tracks for running horse races,
the latest being rli.- Connaught Park
Jockey Club's course at Ottawa.
SMALLEST SOCCER PLAYER.
In . Nobl..
e of Pntldee,
smallest soccer football
Knglani. bis lu-ighi bfitig only fee!
4 inches, e inch less than Wedlock
nf international fame,
BEST FOrt A COLD
When yon have a bad cold you waul
tirely harmless. I'.-r sale by all deal
ers. Benson, Smith & Co., Ltd.,
agents for Hawaii.
A Fiench specialist in Philadelphia
.recommends crawling on all fours af-
SHAKE-UP IN THE!
Several Old-Timers Will Be
Dropped from the List Be
cause They Did Not Play This-f
The lawn tennis championship tour
naments of America for 1912 have,
with few exceptions, been completed,
and the ranking committee of the
United States Lawn Tennis Associa
tion is now collecfing data on which
to rank the players "Tor 1912-13.
The ranking committee consists of
M. S. Charlock, Charles M, Bull and
G. T. Adee,,alLof New York.. These
gentlemen are mailing to all players
who have competed' in two or more
tournaments blank forms which - will
show to the committee just what each
contestant has accomplished in. actual
piay. ' ' '
These forms should reach the com
mittee by December 1 and the new
ranking list wilf probably be com
pleted ;uid published early in Decem
ber. Present Rank f Players.
The ranking players of America
last season were placed as follows:
No. 1, W. A. Larned; No. .2, Maurice
McLoughlin; No. 3, Thomas Bufldy;
No. 4, GF. Touchard; No. .5, Mel
vflle II. Long; 'No. 6, Nat NUes; No.
7, T. It. Pell; No.' 8, A. D: Little; Na
9, Karl Behr; No. 10, W.;Hall.v .
The positions in the ranking . ten
are gained with" great, difficulty and
the changes made year by .. year .are
generally slight, but the year jgii 'js
a record-breaker, in this respect; and
the personnel of the ranking players
has been more thoroughly, upset than
in any year since the Ust waS" opened.
Old-time experts will drop entirely
out of sight and new bloody will show
up strongly, n the new list, although
some of the youthful experts of 1911
I have slumped quife as badly as. their
In the new ranking list California
will certainly be the greatest1 gainers J
ana wiu prooaoiy also be the greatest
loser, i - .. r-.- -r-v.,--4
That State has secured the first
place in both singles afld, doubles, -as
Maurice McLoughlin has earned the
first singles position, and McLoughlin
and Bundy have earned the first
place in doubles. Outside of these
honors, however, the State is in. rather
Last season four Californians Mc
Loughlin, Bundy, Touchard and Long,
held positions in the first ten, but
owing to the fact that Long failed to
compete this season in any of the reg
ular events, while Tquchard was, un
able to reach hi form atall, the for
mer must lose .'his place entirely,
while Touchard is sure barely to make
the ten. Bundy, on account of illness,
met with so small a measure of suc
cess that he is due to rank nearer
the bottom. than the top of the list.
Many Changes Necessary.
The 1912 record of the players who;
ranked in the first, ten at the end of
last season's play is as follows:
No. 1 W. A. Larned did not play
in any tournament in 1112, conse
quently will not appear in the next
No. 2 Maurice McLoughlin of San
Francisco won seven tournaments ;
the. Central California, the San Fran
cisco, Pacific States, the Western
States, the Longwood, the New York
States and the American National
championship. He has beaten in
these tournaments nearly every ac
tive tournament player of importance,
including K. P. .Larned, T. Bundy, W.
J. Clothier, Karl Behr, M) H. Long,
Dabney W. Washburn, R. Palmer and
11. N. Williams. On his record this
season he is certain to be placed as
No. 1 in the next list.
No. .: T. Bundy of Los Angeles
has this season been defeated by Mc
Loughlin, Niles and Church, and has
beaten among the topnotchers only
Inman and Behr. It is recognized
that illness during his Eastern trip
prevented him from making a fair
showing; but as the players are to be
ranked purely on performances this
year, he will probably lose about five
Touchard Going Down.
No. 4 G. F. Touchard has won sev
eral tournaments, including Kngle
wood, the Bronx and Ing Island, but
he has been beaten bv Niles, Mat hey,
Williams, Wallace, Johnson, C. B.
Doyle and. Schafer, some of whom
are second and third-class men. He
will probably land in the next list at
about No. 9.
No. 5 Melville H. Long of San
Francisco has played in none of the
ranking tournaments this season, and
so much drop out of the list.
No. 6 Nat Niles of Boston has won
several important . tournaments and
has beaten Harris, Touchard, Cloth
ier, Behr, Church and Dabney. He
has lost to Little. Gardner and Hall,
ail of whom lie outranks.
No. 7 T. If. Pe has been abroad
all season and will consequently not
No. S K . D. Little has a long list
of victories to his credit, but has only
beaten Touchard, Niles and Dabney
of the leading players. He has lost
to Touchard, Behr, Harris and Wil
liams. No. 9 Karl Behr, the former bril-
OF GREAT BRITAIN
CULLED AT RANDOM
By mutual agreement the date of
the contest between Matt Wells and
Fred Welsh for the lightweight cham
pionship of Great Britain has been
postponed from October 21 to Novem
ber It. owing to the fact that Fred
Welsh has matches on In America
that will prevent him going to Eng
land in time to train for the match,
which will take place before the Na
tional sporting Club. Welsh had first
proposed to reach England on the last
day of the present month, but before
he could be apprised by IJarry Marks
that Wells had agreed to the October
date, he had entered into a couple of
contracts which he feels compelled
to fulfill. The postponement Is only
a matter of three weeks, and Wells
and his manager, George McDonald,
when apprised of Welsh's predica;
ment, readily agreed to the altered
Olympic Games Suggestion.
The Olympic games have been re;
celvlng so much attention of late that
it is somewhat refreshing to find an
original suggestion wUh regard , to
them. Ah Idea that might very read
ily appeal to .the British Olympic
Council is to be found In the editor
ial of ".the September number of the
-Arena." : In ihe writer's opinion jt
Is absurd to attempt tp place ' the' na
tions In an order of merit" as the re
sult 'of a series . of contests selected
in an arbitrary manner, and assessed
at arbitrary values.-' iHow can com
parative values be assigned to associ
ation ; football and yacht racing? for
instance, or how can one positively
state 'the number of inches of super
iority In a long jump that should form
a true equivalent to the credit of pro
viding both crews for the final of the
eight-oared races? Events should be
arranged in groups, e. g., (a) all .row
ing .contests; .(b) swimming. diving,
and i water polo; (c) short distance
track , races ; and t he nation success
ful In , any particular- group would be
champion of that, group, and nothing
more.. - , , -. "- ' Vr.r:
Record Rugby Salary.
-W Farnsworth. the :New South
Wales 'rugby football halfback, has
signed to play for ; Oldham, one' of
the prominent English teams. : Farns-
worth's fee for signing is the highest
that has-been : paid for -'a-rugby', play
er in the history pf the game $2,000.
Wants English Crewsl r .
The -New South wales and Victor
ian ...Rowing . Associations are endeav
oring . to , induce ; an '. English eight-
oared crew, to t ; visit Australia next
year ta row at Henley on the Yarra,
Melbourne, and on the famous Parra
matta -River. '.;
Against 'Betting. V
The football association consulta
tive committee -is determined to stop
betting'. Insofar as preventive efforts
can do so.-' The following resolution
was recently . passed : . 'The attention
of the council having-been called to
the ; growing custom ; of the publica
tion of football forecasts, and believ
ing that such, a practice i3 a direct
incentive to betting, and not for the
good of the , game, resolved that it
will be deemed misconduct under the
rules of the association for any offi
cial,, player, or. other member of the
association, to publish or procure the
publication of such forecasts."
llant internationalist, has shown this
year some pf his old-time form, and
Aas beaten Niles, Williams, Little
and Le Roy, losing only in hard
matches to BundyNiles, McLoughlin,
Williams and . Johnson.
No. 10 W- M. Hall has done noth
ing this season to warrant his posi
tion. The only expert he has beaten
Is Nat Niles, and he has had a long
list of defeats scored against him
by the other ranking players.
New Men Appear.
Tbe new men who appear-to have
earned positions among the first ten
this year are JL N. Williams. Wallace
Johnson and W. J. Clothier, all of
Philadelphia, and F. II. Harris of
Dartmouth. R. N. Williams has plac
ed several tournaments to his credit
and has been beaten only by Mc
Loughlin, Behr and Johnson. He lost
two hard-fought five-set matches to
McLoughlin aud provided the greatest
contests which the new champion met
throughout the season.
Johnson, after opening the season
badly, improved rapidly at the finish
and gained the position of ninner-up
at the national championship. He has
been beaten by Williams, Niles and
McLoughlin, but he has beaten Wil
ftams and Behr and fought a five-set
match with McLoughlin in tne finish
of the National.
Clothier Coming Back.
W. J. Clothier, like Johnson, is a
player who was dropped in Pill from
the ranking list ou account of sick
ness. He has a great, reputation an
a sound player and has taken good
positions wherever he has played this
year in the leading tournaments,
though he has not, won any of them.
He has lost to Niles ami McLouehlin
and has been Dabney, Gardner and
F. H. Harris of Dartmouth has won
victories over Jnma.n, Church and Lit
tle aud has lost to Nile and Touchard.
He w'as formerly Dartmouth and New
England intercolbinte champion, and
his game has this year shovn mark
ed improvement. According o the
performances of tho season the ten
players will probably rank for next
year as follows:
Possible First Ten.
No. 1, Maurice E. McLoughlin of
San Francisco; No. 2,. Wallace John
son of Philadelphia; No. 3, R. N.
LOCAL FANS TOT
TO SEE CHINESE
When Honolulu Organization
That Has Been Touring the
Mainlnnrl RofurncT Ramos
Should Be Arranged ,'
The All-Chinese ball, team will be
fcere Monday on the Sierra, and .the
question local fans are now asking
'Whan tt-Ul eaa. thrm in ftrtlon?.
There ia no doubt but that everyone
interested in the national game is an
xious to slr.e up the players, and see
wuai iutir iuii$ uiiiuwuu ; luur uas
dene for them l.otn is Individual play
ers and a3 a combination. ,
The Chinese made a line recora on
their trip, and undoubtedly they have
come up many notches inVyJayipg abjl;
ity. Some games with Or.hu league
teams should be arranged as poon as
rot Bible,: before the 'returning players
get out of form and while ; they are
still used to nlavintr tozetheir as a
team. As far as tho. league schedule
goes, it has already Vbeen shot"" to
pieces inai a lew more postponemenis
won't hurt, while at the same time the
fans will be getting just what ; they
vant ' .' -:' '-''-.: ;- A: .; ;
The-Chinese players will be met. at
ibe.dotk Monday morning by the mem
bers of the team who returned m ad-
vance, aim uj a umku ucicsauuu ui
loctl Chinese. A - nig banquet , is to
be liven Monday night, ; "
" Theret Is no - denying ' that baseball
has improved since 3 entered : the.
p-nmp'fwnt-fhreft"veflra aCOi SaTS Ct
1'oung tbe former major leaguer pltcJi
er. Perbaps tbere basn't." been . so
muck improvement, In : the lndltidual
players as . some . may imagiiie,.; bu,t
there has been' a big chanrrta' team
play. ; -. ' '. '-;
There is really no?, way to , telj,
whether individuals bate improvedor
not In horses races and. athletics we
have records wbich indicate whether
there has been impfovement, but in
1 : t . . it. 1 ik. v.i j
caseoaii we nave uoj.ui oi iuo.it.iuu,
; We cannot : pro ve4 v- for .instance,
whether la pitcher like - Walter John
son has more speed than Amos Rusie
had in his palmy days. It is merely a
matter of opinion whether our .best
infielders are better than the' men of
a quarter of a century ago. v k- "
But in team play there is no chance
for an nrniment ' ' Yon tin lnnpfr k
outfielders rooted' to'one spot" For
almost every batter they change posI
tion,' and, in fact, knowledge of the
batters is almost half the game. r.
Infiftldera use their " brains "more
than they used to. f It is no hlt-or1-miss
' arrangement" which man, will
cover second on an attemnted steal i
to cover first on a sacrificed Nothing
is being overlooked to make tne game
better and faster. ' . ' '' .. "
Do not imagine for a minute tiat
pitching hasn't improved. Vhen I
broke into baseball, all a pitcher
needed was "gmoke." As a matter of
irtti, inai. was ati i uau, auu x uiauc
good from the. jump. , -'
r.l At k 1 1 T 1 J J ' J.
iow, 10 De successiui, ,. a pucner .
must ursL 01 an nave control, ne
must know the weakness of each bat
ter. He needs a change of pace, a
fast one and a slow one, to be any
where near the top, and he must in
clude a curve ball In hi3 stock.'.
And just as long as men think the
game will improve. It is only natur
al that, it should be so, when brainy
men devote the best part of their lives
to the ftudy of the game.
PORTLAND SIGNS CUNNINGHAM,
Willie Cunningham, the promising
young outfielder with the Burlingame
baseball club, has been signed to play
with the I'ortland Coasters next sea
son. The contract was signed by
John F. Cunningham, who is the
uncle of the ball player and also his
guardian. Several rtther Coast League
clubs were after 4be same player.
Stnr-fiullf tin Atf. are Best Business
Williarn:; of I tiiladdriua; No. 4, W.
J. Clotfii-r of .Philadelphia: No. 5,
Nat Nil's ff i:oKton: No. Karl Behr
of New York: No. 7. R. I). Little of
.cv York; No. S. T
Angeb. h; No. 'J, i.
New York; No. 10,
('. Uundy of Ix
V. Touchard of
F. H. Harri3 of
Gervi'.c Is Always Good at tht
Union Barber Shop,
Cunha's Alley, Next Union
Grill, on King Street "
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