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New Agree]
IVew Chairman
Of Commission
May End Feud
Magnates Prepare for Gold
en Harvest Next Season;
Little Fellows Repentant
By W. J. Macbeth
The resignation of August Herrmann |
as chairman of the National Commis?
sion should go far toward establish
ing. harmony in organized baseball.
His withdrawal car.not greatly affect j
the private quarrel in the American j
League, though even there his office j
was a side issue. The chief light of I
Colonels Ruppert and Huston, Charles l
A. Comiskey and Harry H. Frazee will j
continue to center through the law
courts on President Ban Johnson, of
the American League.
In the mean time organized baseball
as a-whole should be able to embrace
the opportunity of rebuilding its
broken down fences so as to make
the most of the opportunities for a
golden harvest in 1920. Whatever per
sooal sentiment may be, it cannot be
denied that minor and major league
baseball must dovetail in orde\ to ef?
fect the maximum of progress.
Major league baseball depends upon
minor for the development of material,
as the colleges and semi-pro organiza
tions could not begin to supply the
market. The minor leagues are like
wis,e dependent on the big fellows for
a rfiarket for their wares. The sale of
players, especially in the more obscurc
claftses, is as essential to minor pro
motion as compactness of circuit.
The season of 1919 proved the ban
ner one of all history for the major
leagues, despite the fact that the
scheo'ules were pared from 154 to 140
pames. So much cannot be said for
the minors. The Class AA aud Class A
circuits had a most prosperous year
and'-seem in line for another one the
coming season. But the little fellows
suffered. They suffcred from their
own folly, or from their shortsighted
ness in allowing the big minors to
talk them into having the ffational
agreement between major and minor
baseball abrogated a year ago.
Minors Regret Action
The little minor leagues were led
to believe that draft.by major league
cluis was a rank injustice. It was
pointed out to' them that. if. the draft
was removed maiors would be. forced
to purchase desiird chattels at prices
far in excess of the prevailing draft
scales. They were also led to believe
that'- "farming" out of major league
players to minors on "optional recall"
worked to the disadvantage of the
smaller leagues. So, at the solicita
ticrrt Of the minors, the working agree?
ment of sixteen years' standing was
suspended last winter.
As a bait to the little fellows, the
more powerful of the minor circuits
entered into a family agreement where
by a much higher scale of draft prices
was'nrranged, the Class AA and Class
A leagues intimating that they would
retieve the "sticks" of the pvomising
talent that previously found its way
into the major maw. This was excel?
lent in theory, but in theory only.
The big minors did no drafting to
spgak of, ior the simple reason that
their demands could be supplied from
the cast-offs of the major leagues. At
one fell swoop the minor market was
destroyed. It was an excellent ar
rangement for the higher classes Of the
minor leagues, but a death blow to the
little fellows.
At the annual meeting of the Na?
tional Association of Minor Leagues,
held in Springfield, Mass., two months
ago, it was clearly established that
minor league baseball in general would
?uffer dire consequences if promotion
were to continue as under 1919 handi
caps. The small minor leagues assert?
ed themselves and made the larger ones
agree to renew a working agreement
with the majors, if such a thing were
potsibie.
Would Accept Any Scale
A committee was appointed to nego
tiate with the respective major leagues
and with the National Commission. It
i.**\oped by the minors to secure the
best possible terms i. e., a draft scale
that now prevails among the minors.
But it is the desire of the minors to
reestablish relations under almost any
terms.
Thi3 minor league committee has
been stranded ever since it was ap?
pointed. Until Herrmann resigned the
chairmanship of the National Commis?
sion thero appeared nei'the.r head nor
tail to the Triumvirate. The majority
of C'ub owners of the National League
were antagonistic to Hcrrmann's hold
ing the chairmanship, and so also ap
peared the revolutionary faction of the
Am?r:can League It was impossible
for any stens of conciliation on the
part of the minor leagues.
Now, however. there appears every
prospect of a new working agreement
between the major and minor leagues
bein',' effected at ths annual joint
scbedulos meeting of the National and
*mJarican leagues at Chicago, which
wSfi open February 11. By the time
tt '?'.-'.?n >? ready to step down there
is little doubt the joint committees of
thft.jnajor leagues will have made sat
isfp^tory arrangements for a ".hairman
who will meet with universul iudorse
meni. Indeed, it is not beyond the line
of possibility that the creation of a
now agreement will develop something
broader than ever before attempted.
Baseball has outgrown conditions
tr<at prevailed in 1903, when the
origiral peace agreement was ratifiod.
A\\ branches of organized baseball
should be more closely allied than
ev?-,r gefore. Certain radicals both in
major and minor league .baseball be?
lieve the best interests of the game
wou'd be served through one govern
ing body of the whole sport. Such a
new commission, if attempted, would of
j course call for reoresentation for
the minor leagues and oossibly for
theplayers as well. It is a rnntter that
wlffoe given careful thought at the
j*ine meeting bf the two major leagues.
Penn Crews to Try Out
New Course This Spring
PHILADELPHIA. Jan. 10. Penn will
try out the lower Schuylkiil as u row
ing course in the spring, and yesterday
the start was made in the erection of
a tV%jsporary boathouse below the South
Sttwlt bridge.
The changc will be a big boost to
rowing at the university, for long haa
th* t-rew tutor been han'lioapped by
lack of good housing facilitien. Penn
uses the old coilege boathousc, situated
aiong Bathhouse Row. The location is
v*ry inconvenient, and candidstes for
the crew were xsntencod to cold din
neff ?nd chance* of pnettmonia nr.d
?fcvher aiimenuv on the long drill back
to the camputt.
The Imp Win? on Ice
I.ON'G BRANCH, N. J.. Jsn. I0.--One
race was sailed over the f.fteen-milc
course this afternoon, the Imp, owncd
by Captain E. W. Price, winning by 13
MAMds. The Imp led from the stsrt,
U?-r time was 39:06. The Jack Frost
f.nished In ?:18, The Drub in 37:24,
th* X L R C in 38:06, the Hazel L. \u
42:21 and The Ingenue last in 42:25.
ment Between Major
* _
Ex-Big Leaguers Form
First Indian Battery
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Bender Will Pitch and M anage New Haven Team
While Meyers Will Catch
CHARLES ALBERT (CHIEF) BENDER and John (Chief) Meyers,!
now associated with the New Haven club of the New England |
League, the coming season will constitute the first Indian battery !
of pretention ever known to the game of baseball. It is the first time the ''
Indians who ranked,among the greatest stars in the major league have
ever teamed up "in the points."
Bender a few days ago accepted the management of the New Haven :
club, succeeding Danny Murphy, who will act as assistant to Manager
Connie Mack, of the Athletics, this year. Murphy recommended Bender
to the New Haven owners. The former great pitcher of ihe Athletics and
Phillies was with the Richmond club of the Virginia League last season
and proved himself more than a match for minor league hitters. Meyers,
whose great forte in major league baseball lay in ability to slug, is still
c\ terror to minor league pitchers, though his natural slowness of pace
dropped him from fast company several years ago.
Bender and Meyers are Indians who are chiefs in their own right. !
Bender is of fighting stock?a full-blooded Chippewa. Meyers is of the
peaceful Mission tribe, of California. Bender,' for more than ten years
with Connie Mack's Athletics, proved himself one of the most formidable
righthanders of his time. He figured prAminently in three world's
series against John J. McGraw's Giant-s. Away back in 1905, whei
McGraw won his only world's' championship, it was Bender's misfortum
to meet the old Giants backed by such sterling pitchers as Christy Mathew
son and Joe McGinnity. Philadelphia on that occasion met a rea!
Waterloo.
Later on Bender had a change for revenge, and it was largely be- '
cause of his deadly speed and cunning that the Athletics were able to !
triumph over the Giants in both the world's series classics of 1911 and '??
1913. !
Meyers was the first catcher for McGraw on both the latter occasions, '
and though his club lost both times it was no fault of the big backstop. !
His hitting in the two championships was outdone only by that of J. !
Franklin Baker, who won the sobriquet of "Home Run King."
Lehigh Arranges
Strong Football
Schedule for 1920
Special Correspondence
BETHLEHEM, Pa., Jan. 10.?Lehigh's
football schedule for the 1920 season is
an attractive one, quite in keeping with I
the past year's, lf not of a higher |
standard. The University of Pitts* !
burgh is dropped, but West Virginia, j
Rochester and Washington and Jeffer-j
son are taken on. Besides these Penn I
State and Rutgers remain on the j
schedule.
Two-year contracts have '?"en signed !
with Washington and Jeffcrson, Penn I
State, West Virginia and Rutgers. This j
means that v/hile W. and J. and West |
Virginia are played away this year, j
they will be on the home schedule next
year, with Penn State and Rutgers
away, thus giving Lehigh a well-bal
anced schedule for the next two years.
Only three of the nine contests will be
played away from home in 1920.
The schedule officially approved is as
follows:
Sept. 2!">, T.f"banon Valley; Ort. 2, West
Virginia, at Morgantown; Oct. '.?, Rutgcra'S
I Oct. 16. Unlveralty of Rochester; Oct. _..
Waithington and Jeff'THon. nt Washlngtoi
Oct. 30. Carneglo Tech; Nov. t;, Muhien*
; borg; Nov 13, Penn S!ut?; Nov. 20,
Lafayette, at teaaion.
-... ?
j New York Aggies Eleven
On Lafayette Schedule
EASTON,. Pa? Jan. O.?Although
! the official Lafayette Coilege footbai'
j >!cheriule in 1920 is still incompiete. it
: is understood that a game has been ar
ranged tenfatively with the New York
i Aggies. This contest, if arranged and
! approved, will be staged here on March
i Field the second week in October, or
, the s;>cond week en<l in November.
Several other new institutions are
exptctcd to be found on- the schedule
when it is made public. Games most
likely will be played with Catholic
University, of Washington, and Buek
j nc-U. while the till with the University
: of Pittsburgh has been detinitely de
|cided upon. Others on the schedule
'vill he Muehknberg, Pcnnsylvania and
Lehigh.
$47,000 CCN.Y.Alumni
Goal in Football Drive
The second week of the campaign to
raise $50,000 for a permanent football
fund at City Coilege staits to-morrow
with the drive among the alumni. The
undergraduates have thus far corttribU'
ted about $2,600 of the quotg of |8,0tw
assigncd to them.
The goal of the slumni drive in $47,
000, Associated with Chairman Freder
ick B. Robinson, '04, on the eomir.iitee
are Lewls Sayre Burchard, '77; Jonus
Schapiro/ '08: Edward Unger, '10;
George M. Hyman, '19,, and Uonald
Roberts, 'M, I
^No-Hit Game by
Mann, of Yale, Is
Listed as First
What is recorded as the first no
hit game was played at New Haven,
May 29, 1875.
PRINCKTON
K. II. <>. A. E.
Moflatt, 3b. 0 1 1 l 2
I .niflilln, hh. 1 o ?> ,j |
Walker, cf.'.'. 0 ?; 0 0 0
CamnbcU, 11>. 0 0 li o 0
u.iofis, v.). o o :? :i ;
Kurgr, rf. 0 1 0 0 0
;?'?"?. I>. 1 2 I 2 I
D.IIl.V. C. I J> 5 > ?>
n'tiffioi'J, ii. o o t o d
Tritals.3 8 37 ti ~;
VAI.K
B. H. O. A. K.
HolciiKiKK, cf.? 0(00
Morgnti, rf. 0 0 0 0 0
Knlglit, 3b. 0 (I 3 2 0
Avery, i>. 0 0 0 4 2
liigeluw, 3b. 0 0 1 0 I
?Jonen, 11?. 0 (I II 0 0
Maxwell, 0. 0 0 8 3 2
Smith, If. 0 0 2 0 0
VI lieuton, kh. 0 0 I 4 1
Totals.0 0 27 12 8
Prtnceton. 10000002 0?3
Vule. 00000000 0?0
1'irat baae on orrora?Ptincetnn, 2;
Vule, 2. Barned runs?None. I'mpire
? Mr Ouunlng. Time of Kitmr?1 nour
11111I 10 mliiulea.
Shoemaker New President
Edgar Shoemaker. owner of the
champion pacer Kentucky Marque
(2:07 ',4), was elected president of the
Nassau Driving Club, of Mineola, Lonp
Island, vesterday, at the annual meet?
ing. L. W. Boynton, who was president
for three years, refused to be a candi
date for reelectioin.
British Soceer Results
LONDON, Jan. 10 (via Montreal).?
English cup (first round) soceer foot?
ball game results to-day were as fol
I lows:
CHelaea, 1; Bollon, 0; Noweaatle 2
Cryatal Palaco, 0; Bheffleld Unlversltv 3'
South Knil. 0; Bradford City, 2; Ports
mouih. 2 (match ubnnilonc<l) ; PrcMton, ::
Stockport, 1, Xwlndun. 2; Kulham, 1;
Cardtff, 2; OMhnm, 0; Woolwlch, 4
RochdalO, 2 Hrlstol City, 2; Orlmaby ]'
Notta County, 2: Mlllwall, 0; Aston. 2:
Queena I'ark Rungero. l; Mancheater
United, 1; Portvaln, 0, Uradford. :i. Notta
Forast, 0
Marrrh?>?t*r City, 4; Clapton 1; New
port, 0, Lelcester, 0; Blackpool, 0; Derby,
0; I.uton, 2; Covr-ntry, 2; Tott?-nham, 4;
Rrlalol Itov "??, 1; Bury, 2; Ktoke, 0
JMymoulh, 2; Ileadlng, 0: Blackburn, 2;
wolvorhatnton, %2; Blrtnlngham, 2; Ever
ton, 0. Thorncycrofts, 0; Burnlay, 0; Tinrna
i<-y, 1, West Rromwlch, 0, flouth Hhlelda,
1 Uverpool, 1. Huddarsfleld, :?; Bront
ford, 1. Caatluford, 2; Hodnesford, 0,
Bouthampton, 0; Westham, 0,
>-<<>TTI.-<H l.KAC-CK
Alblnn Rovars, 0; Clyde, 2, Avr l"nlt?'d.
0; Moih?T*vell, 0, Celtic. 1; Morton, 1,
fiuiiibartorr, 4; Abertleen, 0, DUtldeo, 8;
Kllmarnock. 2, Kalklrk, .1; Itlborrilani-:, n
Hatnllton, l:nan?<-iH, 2; Mearta. I; Third
Lanark, 1; Patlck T.. 3; Alrdrlertnlann, 1,
Quaana Park, l'; Ralth R., 2; 81. Mlrren, ?;
?SMfdabank, 8,
Radbourne. Greatest
Of Oldtime Pitchers,
Signed Up for $750
IN THESE days when scores of
blayers are receiving more than
$5,000 a season it is refreshing to
look back some forty years to the
day when Old Hoss Radbourne
signed his first major league con?
tract for $750.
Radbourne \v,is unquestionably
the greatest pitcher of his time. "It
was he who developed the curve
bail that Mack Mann, Arthur Cum
mings, ,Iim Devlin and other pitch?
ers had experimented with. It was
he who first utilized a change of
pace, and who originated the idea
of walking a heavy hitter to take a
chance with a lighter one. In one
season he pitched 72 games 27 of
them in succession?and won 26 of
the 27. V-'hen not. in the box he
played any position, and hit and
fielded with exlraordinary skill.
And he received less Cor all that
lhan the average Class C player
gets to-day.
MEYEIZlP
Meyers has been a member of the
New Haven team two years, and at
the start of last season was the man
ager. He led the team at the bat in
1919 with an average of .301.
Marquand Boys
Defeal New Jlaven
School Swimmers
Tho Marquand School swimming
team registeued its sixth successive
victory yesterday, when it downed the
New Haven High School team in a
dual meet at-the Brooklyn Central Y.
M. ('. A. tank, by a score o" 26 to 17.
While de e.ited, the Nutmeg State
boys accomplished the feat, equalled
by only one other Marquand rival this
season, of winning two first places.
Marquand gaincd an 8-point lead by
I winning- tho 200-yard relay race after a
bitter fight, in which the swimmers
were almost abreast from start to fin
j ish. In the final issue, between Mor
risftn, of Marquand, and Hoyt, of New
Haven, the former managjd to outswim
Hoyt by inehes. The Marquand boys
returned jthe fast ,time o( L:5S 4-5 for
the distance.
The summary:
Two Uundrod-'yard relay race Won by
Marquand School, Hunlley, Mason, Mazet
and Mornson New llavi n, Silk. Ncwton
Uunpbell . n-t Hoyt, a.ind. Time, 1:65-4-5.
fanej <iiv.' Won by Novarlne \l-.r
qurind, with 27 polnta; C'ampbeil New
Haven, 2CVj points, second; Morrlson,
Al trquand. ZC po. nt.s, tl ??.
Klllj -yard s\\ im \\ on ???? \. ivton New
Huv n; M:, ,,... Marquand. s.,vl C'amp
be'.l, New Haven third. Time, 0-27 2-5
One humlred-yard kwIui Won by Mazet,
! Marquand: Hunlley, Marquand, se'eond
?Io;'. New Haven, t iilrd. Time, l :08
l-Munge' for distance- -Won by Silk New
1 Haven, wllh 52 teet 6 luchcs; Thormann
Marquand, 52 teet, Becond; Toole New
Haven, 51 feet G Inehes, third.
Two hundred ftnd twenty-yard swlm_
Won by Morrlson, Marquand; Novarlne
Marquund, second; Toole, New Haven'
third. Tfme, 2:52 2-5.
? Draw for Fourth Round
In National Soccer
?-?
The draw for the fourth round of the
nation,".! :occer championships will hev
conducted by the N'ationul Challenge
Cup Competition Committee of tho
United Suites ! ootball Association in
a meeting to be held here this morning.
Eight fourth round'games are to be
scheduled, four in each diision, East?
ern nnd Westorn. Only sixteen clubs
should remain in the competition at
. this strige, but owing to postponc-ments
on account of unfavorable weather in
the Middle West, two third-round
games have yct to be plnyed in Chi
ci.go, and a second round game :jnd one
in the third round remain on tho De
troit district schedulo.
The fourth round in the East is quite
ikely to bring together some of the
leadmg contendcrs for the nntional
tltle, lncluding Robins Drydock F. C.
oi Brooklyn, undefeated in any compe?
tition this season, and Bethlehcm
Steal F. <"., four-time national chnm
piona; I-'all River Roveru; one-timo
ch.impions; Fore Rlver F. C, of
Quitu", M.-ins.; the nll-amntcur Wan
Idorem rield Club team, Of Philadelphia.
* Leagues 1
Four Brothers
In Golf Meet
At Pinehurst
O'Briens in Same Four of
Advertising Tourney, but
They Turn In High Scores
Special Correspondence
PINEHURST, N. C, Jan. 10.?Among
the many competitors to-day in the
best ball four-ball scrap which opened
tho tournament of the Winter Golf
League of Advertising Interests were
four brothers, and all in the same four.
So far as the oldest inhabitant around
here knows, this is the first time such
a thing has happened.
The fraternal quartet were the
O'Briens?Arthur, of Wykagyl; George,
of Ridgewood; William, of Exmoor, and
Joseph, of Siwanoy. It was a handicap
affair, and Arthur and George had a
ict best ball of 86. The other two re
urned an 83. However, .neither of
hose scores was near to taking the
first prize.
Of those who were not still out when
twilight feil the best score was made
by George C. Dutton and R. M. Purves.
of Boston. Their net was 72, one less
than that made by T. R. Brown and W.
W. Lyon, of Scarsda'.e. Low handicap
rnen did the best work, for Dutton and
Purves were handicapped at 4 and the
Scarsdale players at 5.
The best scores were as follows:
George C. Dutton, AVoodland, and R. M.
Purves, Woodland, 76?4?72.
T. R. Brown, Scarsdale, and AV. W.
I.yon. Scarsdale, 78?5?73.
L. H. Suscipi, Mount Vernon. and 1... H.
Mvingston Jr., Appawamis, 94?19?75.
J. D. Plummer, Sprlngfleld, and J. H.
Appel, Wykagyl 87?12?75.
B. V. Covert, I.ockport, and G. W. Walt.
Durham, 80?13?7C.
J. W. Foster, Hackensack, and L. A.
Hamilton. Garden City, !?0?14?76.
I-.ey Scovile, Sleepy Hollow, and D. M.
Stewart, Dunwoodie, 90?14?76.
W. R. Jr.nklns Jr., Bronxvlllp. and B. D.
Moore, North Fork, 8ft?9?77.
A. L. Alfred, WannamolseU, and W. H.
Hamilton. New Haven, 87?.10?77.
Roy Durstlne, Scarsdale, and II. 13. Por
ter, Siwanoy, 86?9?77. *.
N. .1. Poabody, Woodland, and Don M.
Parker, Garden City, 88 ? 1!?77.
II. Bradford Lewls, Tedesco, and AV. H.
Uird, Sleepy Hollow, 87?9?78.
William Catnpbell, Detroit, and Waltor
H. Manning, Exmoor, 87?9?78.
J. H. ilill, Hillandale, and .1. D. Mont
gomery Toronto, 91?13?78.
Edgerton Chichester, Garden City. and
John R. Hawley, Arcola, 90?12?78.
H. R. Reed, Knlckerbocker, and F. N.
B. Close. Baitusrol. 89 ? 11?78.
John H. Abeel. Hackensack, and W. H.
Watt, Arcola, 88?9?79.
A. R. Anderson, Mount ATernon, and AV.
K. Conklyn. Dunwoodie, 94?15?79.
H. J. Prost, Siwanoy. and E. T. Manaon,
Framlngham. 90 ?11?79.
C. A. Handlor, Prauiingham, and Roy
Barnhlli, Fox Hills, 90?11?79.
Richiuond Hill High
Wins Interborough
Chess League Title
Richmond Hill High School yester?
day won the championship of the In
terboroAigh High School Chess League
by defeating the Commercial High
School by the score of 3 to 1 in the
iinal round at the Brooklyn Central
Y. M. C. A. It was the tirst time in
the history of the league that this
honor had been taken to the Long
Island school and it was accomplished
only after a most exciting race with
ihe team representing Brooklyn Boys'
High School, .which has held the title
for the last three years.
The new champion:; were defeated
only once, by 3 to 1 at the hands of
Boys' High, and also played a tie
match with Curtis, winning all the
rest.
The summaries:
RICHMOND HIMj VS. COMMERCIAIj
Itll'HMONP HILL I COM.UKRCIAL
1?(i. WlK-olor . 1 RnrtiholE . 0
2? Trosswiminer . l'suiTlliig . 0
;(?G. Rprgen . lil'lcrson . 0
4?E. Mnvdau . OjDiamondsteln . 1
Total . :i! Total . 1
BOYS* IIIOH VS. TOWNSKM) IIARRI8
BOYS' HIGH f TOWNSEND HAKIIIS
1?Kabs . 1 Saittasltm? . n
2?Schich . 0 Sanmel . 1
3?-Rrlmberg . 0 Wollos . 1,
4?Kavatzky . liKronberg . 0
Total . 2 i Total . 2
?STI YVTSANT YS. COMMKRCE
STUYVESANT | COMMERCE
I?Simciiw . 1 (Kofolted)
i' Raschkln . ljUorvatli . 0
( stpnilierg . QiKriedmaii . 1
4?Gordon . OSideuborg . 1
Total . sl Total . 2
MORRIS VS.' n;?Tis
MORRIR f CURTIS
1?Adams . llSi-hwarU . 0
2?St'hlacter . OHlocamora . 1
3?Bluni . 0 Kalmanow-lui . 1
4?PrabRIn . (,|ltafaelson . 1
Total . II Total . 3
MANtAL VS. ERA8MTJS
MANUAI
1 Haight .?
2 Slegcl . 1
3 l'i'iiri . n
4?l'holps . 1
Total
ERAHMUS
Coleman .
Love .
Klrkman .
Goldln . 0
Totaf
Stevens Swkmps Pratt
Five by 51 to 12 Score
Stevens Institute swamped Pratt In
I stitute by i\ score of 51 to 12 in their
annual bnsketbnll contest on the for
: mer's Hoboken, N. J., court last night.
The engineers outclassed Pratt by
caging 23 field goals to 3, some of
I which were of the sensational char
I ncter, In a preliminary game the
; Stevens freshmen beat New York Uni?
versity freshmen by 27 to 17:
The line-up:
STEVENS (51) PRATT (12)
??>?<?>'.R. F.Uoth
Bettman.I,. F.Butcra
'?'" "lson.C.:. K ruser
Eggers.R. c,.Sch'rafrau
W. Roth.I, g.Behand
Goula?Stevens: Daley (4). Bettman (7),
Carlson <A). Egger (4). Chaaeney. High
ley (3); Pratt: Roth, Schrafrau, Bogart.
! Pouls?Stovcna: Daley, Bettman (4); Pratt:
Roth (3), O'Connell (3). Substltutlona?
Stevens: Chaseney for Carlson, Gottlleb for
W. Roth Carlson and Egg.-r, Egger ?for
i Daley, Bray for Carlson, Hlghby for Eg
i gcr, Armstrong for Chaa^ny; Pratt: Hogart
for Butera, OConnell for Behand, Hutton
for Kru.ser. Umpire, Shortmier. Time of
hiilves, 20 minutes.
Greenleaf Wins Twice
Ralph Greenleaf. the pocket billiard
j champion. scored a dou'le victory over
1 Frank Keogh in their special meeeting
j at the Rational Recreation Academy
Brooklyn, yesterday. Th-* afternoon
| game score was 125 to 101. and the
evening, 125 to 58. Greenleaf had high
| runs of 54 and 42 for the day.
c
Princeton Prep Win
TRENTON, N. J., Jan. 10.?After an
i exciting game Princeton Prep emerp-ed
ithe victor 30-26, over the Lawrence
I ville basketball team here to-day
I Lawrencevillc took the lead at the be
, gmning of the game. being six points
nhead at the end of the first half
l rinceton Prep won the game in the
last few minutcs of play.
Ynle Wrestling Schedule
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Jan. 10. An
enlarged and revised schedule for the
! Yale wrestling teum this season was
announced to-night, as follows
January 14, Bprlngfteld; 21, Columbla
Pobruary 13, Maasaohuaatta Tooh; 20, iv :
sylvanla; 28, Cnitr.t ,sn,i^ Naval Aoad
.o'J't, "' An-HpoH"! Marrh IS Princeton;
18, fnrvnrd. nt Cambrldge; 19, Brown, ni
d.Ti '/"'lc!,; M- ,Int?fooU??i^?(, at Phlla
o Restore Harmony i
Brookes and Patterson
To Return to America
National Doubles Champions Plan to Defend Title
Here in Summer; Great Victorian Players Laud
Sportsmanship of People in This Country
By Fred Hawthorne
There are those among us who have sometimes questioned the high
quality of Norman Everard Brookes' sportsmanship on the courts. The
picture of the great Victorian on the championship turf of the West Side
Tennis Club, in August of 1914, when he was playing Richard Norris
Williams 2d. of Boston, in the Davis Cup challenge matches, is a memory
not to be easily obliterated.
When the Australian tennis team captain dropped his racquet in the
middle of the match and stuffed his fingers in his ears, in an attempt to
drown out the wild applause, whistles?yes, and hoots?that came from a
crowd with, it must be confessed, baseball tendencies, there were many
who believed Brookes was not a good sportsman.
Personally, I could never bring my-^
self to believe that. Knowing the Aus
tralian to be an intensely nervous man,
)f frail physique, and with a tremen
Jous responsibility resting upon his
shoulders, and feeling, too, that
Brookes had considerable justilication
for his show of "nerves." I was satts
fied that, iri spite of these outward ap
pearances, the man was one of the fin
est of sportsmen.
And the latest news from Australla
brings justitication for this faith, I
believe. Tn an interview with R. M.
Kidston, the famous "Austral" of "The
Sydney Referee," last month, Brookes,
speaking of his reeeption last summer
in the United States, referred to the
American people as "the most friendly
in the world," and expressed his keen
desire to return here next,season with
Gerald L. Patterson and defend his
holding of the national doubles cham?
pionship. *
Praise for West Side Club J
As to the way in which we conduct
our great championship tournaments !
over here, Brookes had this to say,
in speaking of the national singles I
tourney at the West Side Tennis Club,
in August: "I never played in any
championship in which the conditions
were so good."
High praise, this, from a man who
has appeared at Wimbledon, at Nice,
at Cannes, at Monte Carlo and on the
courts of his own country. It is pos
sible that this silent, inscrutable mas
ter of the racquet was mellowed by his
four years' experience in the World
War, but, however it is, Americans
will warm to him anew when they read
his friendly words.
"Austral" gives this foreword to his
talk with Brookes:
"When I ventured, a week or two
back, to point out in this colunin the
true value and justilication for inter?
national contests, 1 had no idea what
ever thnt the purpose' which I consid?
ered their best justilication was the
actual purpose for which Norman
Brookes and his teammates went across
from England to the United States of
America.
"In a conversation ?all too short?
which I had with the captain of the
Australian Imperial Forces lawn tennis
team, which is what our team to
America really was, he said that, so
far as he personally was concerned, he
would not have gone across to America
for the puiely private purpose of con>
peting in the American championships;
but he was asked to do so by the
A. E. F. authorities, so as to promote
international ?-ood fellowship between
America a:u: Australia, and, 'of course,
Great Britain. Evidently the authori?
ties aie waking up to the' value of such
propaganda work, and in no way can it
be better or more pleasantly done.''
"American People Friendly"
" 'It really took me,' said Mr. Brookes,
'some time to make up my mind to go
over. I would have preferred a quieter
time, and to get back home to my chil?
dren, and my wife wished that also.
However, we enjoyed the trip greatly,
and found the American people the
most friendly in the world. Nothing
they could do for us was a trouble to
them. They spared no effovt to make
our trip enjoyable, and I. think it did a
great deal of good in the way the
authorities had wished, in promoting
good feeling between our peoples.
" 'The tone of the onlookers around
the contests was greatly improved since
1914. and I feel assured that the ob
jectronable applause during the rallies
that occurred formerly will never occur
again. Of course, they are used to do
ing it in their baseball matches and
did not know that other countries would
find it annoying. Instead, this time
they were most sporting in their at
titude toward our men, and though, of
course, they were pleased when their
men were winning, they did not ap
plaud at the wrong time.
" 'I want to say for all our team how
greatly we enjoyed the trip and how
much we appreciated the kindness and
great amount of trouble the Americans
went to. The conditions for the matches
were perfect. I never played in any
championships in which the' conditions
were so good. The ofneinis cnntrolling
the games were also perfect in their
work in every respect.
" 'The umpiring was perfect. They
have formed an. Umpires' Association.
All the members of that body are
trained in their work before the cham?
pionships commence, and so we were
always sure of getting men on the
lines who knew the rules, not merely
good players or foremost men in the
game who might know what a foot fault
was, or whose attemion might be on
the progress of the game, forgetting
that they had to decide whether a bail
J was in or out. We should initiate the
;.-,ame idea here. Each umpire has a
j badge to show that he is skilled. They
iare in complete control of the umpir
j ing
? Johnston Plnys Sound Game
I "'W. M. Johnston is very much like
| W. A. Larned in all his strokes and
methods. He is sound in every part of.
the game and has a beautiful forehand
drive. Tilden has a greater variety of
strokes, but suffers from a lack of tem
perament. He gets excited during the
play, like some of the Continental play?
ers.
" 'I consider Williams as good as any
player living. He plays perfect strokes
on both lack and fore hand. He was
still, I consider, suffering from the ef?
fects of the war. I think in a little
while he will get back into his best
foi?m and will then?probably by next
year?be hard to stop. Johnston is
playing as well as he was before the
war. It doesn't seem to have had any
effect on him.
" 'The Japanese champion, Kumagac,
is one of the first five men in America.
He is almost wholly a backline player,
but is learning the volley and picking
it up well. He is quite a decent vol?
ley er al ready. He and hi8 partner,
Skimidzu, who, as n pnir. 1 met while
in CalcuU.fi, both pluy their forehand
strokes so much like H. A. Parker that
I asked them if they had ever seen
him play. They tokl me that they had
not seen him, hut had deveioped' their
Strokes on their own.
" 'I don't think Vincont Richarda, who
was, with Tilden, doubles champion
till Patterson nnd 1 bcat them, will do
vclop into a llrst class champion. Of
course, ho is very yoUng and one can't
be sure. He htiB copimundArf all tho
strokoa, studioB the gitme yP> Tilden
Record Number
Of Home Runs
Made in 1904
At Boston, May 30, 1904, nine
home runs were made in a game,
which is the record for a single
contest. Four were made by Robert
Lowe, who secnred two in one inning.
The game was the last half of a
double-header. The score:
BOSTON
{owe. 3b.* ?? f A E
|nn^cV.:.:::::::::| l l t V
u:&,f.\ * ? ? J
Tueker, lb. .2 ? in l X
Baimon, rf. 1 * 1 o o
Mcho'is. P.:.:.:;::;:J j_ J j l
Total? .20 19 27 Ti ~3
CINCINNATI
,*toy, rr. I | ,? n
McCarthy, lb. 2 2 9 1 n
Latham, 3b. 3 S ? i s
Holliday, lf. 3 5 1 O ft
Mrl'hee. 2b. 0 5 ] 2 2
Vaugrhn, c.; i .j J I 1
Canavan, rf. 1 i o O o
Smith, hs. 0 j J - ,'
Chamberlain, p. n 1 1 i o
T*?t?ls .11 14 24 18 5
J*OKt.on ? j.2 090 1 52 1 x?20
Cincinnati .3 0004000 5?11
Two-base hits?I.ongr. T. MvCartliv,
Kyuii, I,atliam 2. Smith, Chamberlain'
Home mnn?I,owe 4. I.on?, Hollidav 2.
\auKhn, Canavan. Stolen bases?I.ona.
Duffy, Nash 2, Hoy, Latham. Fir't
base on balls?Off Chamberlain, 8; off
>IchoIs, 2. Hit by pltchcd hall?I.onir,
?u?keS, .strUck ont?By Chamberlain,
XJ,.?? ^""hols, 3. PaHsed bail?Vaujrhn.
WUd pitches?Nichols, 1; Chamberlain.
1. Time of game?2 hours and 15 min?
utes. Impire?Mr. Swartwood.
and is developing more strokes; but
he inay spoil his game with too many
strokes. The eut is a danger to a I
I young player.
"Mac" May Come Back '
j _ " 'McLoughlin may come right back I
I into his best game. For the time being \
i he has lost control of his service, but i
; it is purely a matter of nerve. I think ;
j he will get it back again. I told him I I
j could get him back into his old service j
j in about a week of steady practice.
; There was nothing wrong with the !
| game he played against us at San ;
i Francisco. He relies now on a twist ?
; service and gets none of the wonderful
pace of old.
" 'Patterson and I were not playing
; well that day we played Tilden "and
Johnston. I was a bit wearied with !
; too much play. They were not then a
well molded pair, but with practice '
i together they should make the best
I pair in America. I think Garland is
one of the best ground stroke players
: in the world. He places perfectly.
i (Garland took the first two sets from
I me in the American championship and
; came close, indeed, to defeating me.)
" 'The double formation of the Arheri
! cans is not so good in effect as ours.
The strtker-out's partner stands back
while the service is being received. I
think the system of taking thf* serv'ce
on the rise gives the man at the net a
good opportunity of gctting a good in
terception in. The server cannot get
I sufficiently far in to take the return
oefore the bail drops, and the striker
. out's partner can, if he is standing
, close in, chip in on the slightest weak
i nessiti the'vol'.sy of the server.
'The art in the return of the serv
; ice is to make the server volley upward
, lf one can take the service on the rise
one s partner should stand in close, but
. otherwise I do not favor his doing so.
Urges Tennis in Schools
'"The English players will not im
prove to any appreciable extent until
they get the game into the schools. I
offered a cup to be competed for bv
schoolboys at Wimbledon, but as they
did not seem to wish it I withdrew the I
??eiiV opponents of lawn tennis
t ,iC-TSers of the biS schools, who :
still think that lawn tennis is merely a
game for girjs and unathletic curates?
garden party stuff, they think i
" 'Woosnam is a very promising play- i
er and a nne all-round athkte. Perhaps
the new players will copy the methods '
of the Americans and Australians thev
saw there this year. Till they give up ,
their present grip of, the racquet. I
agree that they will'never improve
greatly. ^ l.
" 'I regret that the Australasian As- i
sociation has fixed the dates of the
(Australasian championship in Decem
| ber. Perhaps it is not too late to have
them altered. If they were played in
I January Patterson and I could com
I pete, but we cannot go to Sydnev for
isix weeks and too much traveling
| would not be good for our game The
jvisiting team from the British Isles
would also be able to play on the later
dates, and that would give them prac?
tice, and we should do all we can to
give them every chance to beat us I
am very keen or this alteration of
the dates.
? " l Yu uld go over next year to Amer
ure ThA ?erAU Pat.te?? with P?a8
ure to defend our title to the doubles
championship, but have no desire to gc
to Wimbledon. It will be quite inter
esttng to have another try at the best
Americans."
- ?
Felton's Victory Revives
Interest in Sculling
Having won the title of world's
sculling champion from Ernest Barry,
of England, on the Thames, late in
October, Atfred Felton, of Australia,
now has the right to name the course
ri1i?Hhici!?uthe next race sha" be de
wm ;>, TherV8 ""le doubt that he
will choose the Auatralian courVe on
3 mneasraBfifiatta ?JVer^JThich ????".
.i milea 880 yards. Th is will mean a
!rXai in WlJat Was nt one ?iS Aus
trahas premier aquatic sport.
wlnlmg- hRB "'.u^P^ ?" the common
vealth since Richard Arnst lost the
n??l fuUll\nR -championship to
r?t y,h?Jlithe Tha^f8 in 19V2- Fe1t0"'?
Padden ^"F'"^'11 Probably b? Ja>?es
tadden the champion of Australia.
I?elton is an ex-aoldler. His victory
over Barry waa unexpected and the
bringing back of the title to Australia
cT?th^h enthu'iMm ,n ???'???
n Baseball
Clinton Routs
Commerce in
P.S.A.L. Swim
Losers Take Only One First
Place in Six Eventg; Stuy.
vesant Swamps Townsend
By A. C. Cavagnaro
Tradition repeated itself when th.
De Witt Clinton High School "wi*
ming team triumphed decisivelv oZZ
the High School of Commerce ini a dn.l
match of the Public Schools' Athietv
League championshin tournament u
the Evander Childs iHigh School u?v
yesterday. While Clinton took fir.t
place in five of the six events, the win
ners in the majority of the eontest
were in doubt until the tinish Th?
score was 3" to 16 points.
Four other meets were scheduled
but three of them went by default
through the non-appearance of Con
testants. In the other meet held
Stuyvesant won easily from the an>.
phibians of Townsend Harris Hall bv
35 to 18 points. The schools that oV
faulted were Curtis to Erasmus Hill
Evander Childs to Manual Trainin*
and Bryant to Boys' High.
Commerce students had. their only
chance to cheer a mete to victorv in
the fifty-yard event, when Stein'thal
bested Lucas Clinton, in a close race
from start to tinish. In the last ten
yards Steinthal asserted his reserve
speed to win by a yard.
In the 100-yard event Hall. of Clin
ton, added to his many victoriea at
this distance during the series, when
he gave his wash to Lidstone, Com?
merce. McNulty and Fitzgibbons, Clin.
ton entrants, finished first and second
in the 220-yard swim.
Townsend Harris Hall succeeded in
winning only one first place from
Stuyvesant. This victorv was returoed
by Bogart in the fancy dive. The best
performance of the day was thai of
Kennedy, Stuvvesant, in winning the
50-yard swim in 29 4-5 seconds.
The summary:
S^TIYVESANT VS. TOWNSEND HARRfs
50-yard swim?Won by Kennedy, Stuyvr
aant H. S.; Conklin, Townsend HarrliHal!
H. 8., second: Meylan, Townsend Harrm
Hall H. S., third. Heubner. Stuyvesant li
S., fourth. Time. 0:2!i 4-5.
Plunge for distance Won by Locwv
Stuyvesant II S. with :.\ feet; Uahler
Stuyvesant II. S.. \e> feet, soc.ond; Mundlei
Townsend Harris Ha'.l H. S., 45 feet. thinl
Healy, Townsend Harris Hall li. s., 41'
feet, fourth.
100-yard swim,?Won by Perry, Stayve
sani H. S.; Harvey, Townsend Harris iliui
H. S., second; Plait, Stuyvesant i! B
third. Time 1 07 4-5.
Dlvlng for form -Won by Hnsart. Town?
send Harris Hall H. S.. .vlth,26.5 pointu
Pllate, Townsend Harris Hall H s , 26
points. second; Heubner, Stuyvesant H s
24.5 points. third; Sheels, Stuyvesant !l
S., 24 points. fourth
220-yard swim?Won by Roblnson, Btny.
vesant. II. s,.; Loewy, Stuyvesant H B.,
second: Ptlat". Townsend Harris Hall II
S., third; Roth, Townsend Harris Hall H
S.. fourth. Time. 3:11.
200-yard relay swim Wnn by Btuyvi ?
sant H. S. (Kennedy, Tru II. Sehampf and
Perry); Townsend Harris Hall ll 8. (Conk?
lin. Scharf, Meylan and Reed), aecond
Time. 2:0C.
Pnint score?Stuyvesant ll S H pMnta
Townsend Harris ilali H s. is polntt,
DE WITT CLINTON V> COMMERCE
50-yard swim- Won by St inthal. H -
of Commerce; Lucas, l>f Witt < llnton li .
second; Springer, H. S. of Commerce, thii
Oalbrailh. De Witt Clinton 11 B., fourth
Time, 0:,')0.
Plunge for dist&nce?Won by Bchumach
er, De Witt Clinton H S . with IS fei
Jacobs, H. S. of Commerce, 3s feet. s.?
Suskind. H. S. of Commerce, :',; feet, third
Silverman, De Witt Clinton ll s, :;. f
fourth.
100-yard swim -Won bv Hall, De V.
Clinton H. S.; Lidstone, II. S of Commei
second: Wacker. I>>- Witt Clin >i M
third: Tans<Ml. H. S. of Commerc four
Time, 1 :')7 2-5.
Diving for form?Won bj Ostro
Witt Clinton H. S., with :', point Mty<
owitz, De Witt Clinton H. S
H. S. of Commerce, tled foi sei
20.5 points each, Sussklnd, II S. of Com?
merce, 23.5 points. fourth.
220-yard swim?Won by McNulty D
Witt Clinton H. S.; Fltzglbbona, De Wll
Clinton H. S., Becond; Dledi l>, H fi ol
Commerce, third; Kaplan, li S of Com?
merce, fourth. Time, ;:: i>:. i-.
220-yard r?lay swim ? Won by De Witt
Clinton H. S. (Meyerowitz. Gaibraith. La
cas and Hall); H. S. of Commi rc< <S;;r'n?
er, Searle. Lidstune and Steintnal), second
Time, :;:10 2-5.
Point score- -De Witt Clinton li. 8., 3i
points; H. :-. of Commerce, IC poinu,
STANDINH OE T1IL M'li.MM.S
Won \m?{ I'ta.
Manual Training ...... > 0
Iilratsiiius Hall . 7 I
Commerce . 5 9
Stuyvesant . 3
De Witt Clinton. 6
Townsend Harris Hall.. 4 4
Boys' High . i f, t.
?'urtis . 2 * ?
Kvander Childs . 1 7
Bryant . 0 8 *
?- ?
St. Nicholas Seveii
Defeats New Rochelle
In an extra period game. the St Nich?
olas Hockey Club. defeated the Nc?
Rochelle Hockey Club on Beechmon?
Lake, New Rochelle. yesterday, by *
score of 3 to 2. Bierwith caceH th?
winning goal on a pass from Morgsi
after the New Rochelle cage had un
dergone almost constant bombardment
for several minutes.
The line-up:
ST. NICHOLAS (.1) ROCHELLE -)
Ford.c. II s' '"
Bierwith.p .I Pmltlt
Morgan.C. P . Murph>
Burgess. It .' 8n
Dlckey.c.a Bmfth
Jewett.L W.O'Keef'
Klln>-r.K. w.Hunter
Goals?Kirst period; Burgess, <?' Smlth.
A. Smith; second period: Morgan; txlr*
period: Biorwith. Substltutea?Von B?r
muth for Morgan. Kctcham foi O'Kear*.
Poarson for Ketcham. Referee. Miller, to
lumbia. Time of haives, two of 15 ran.
utea each: extra period, 8 mtnufa
?
Penn State Wrestlers
Preparing for Bouts
STATE COLLEGE, Pa? Jan. 10.
Penn State's big wrestling squad t*^
tled down to its nnal pre-season griad
during the last week in preparation
for the string of scheduled intercol
legiate bouts, starting with Lehigh here
on Febrpary 14. The frcshman-sopho
more class scrap was pulled off J0'1
beford the holidays and easily won b)'
the second-year men. Coach Lewis i'
now pointing his men for the coilege
championships, which will be deter
mined in the interclass meet l?te ?n
January.
Since his return to Penn State from
service as a physical director in the
army Coach Lewis is more strong.y
than ever in favor of calisthenics ?s -1
general athletic conditioning msaiow.
and from now on will give tw
wrestlers a large anlount of U?i8 w^r,;
The squad still numbers more tnan hfi"
a hundred candidates, with excellent
material on hand for all wcights.
?-?
New York Cadeta Take First
CORNWALL-ON-HUDSON, N. ?
Jan. 10.-New York Military Academy
opened its basketball season f-ucct-j^
fully with a victorv over Walden Hip"
School bv the score of 48 to 9 to day
Although N. Y. M. A. has a new team o"
the floor this year, things look brigh.
for the cadets. Bellack, Rowlay ?nS
Gcrritty starred for N- Y. M. A.
Kingsley Five in Action
The Kinirsley flve will oppose the f?,t
IiuniiK ulatn CUba in a b.iskethall g?m.<*
at Mcl.aughlin's Bavside Cattjo ?"
afternoon. With such stars ?!? Berm??.
Barrinoff and Goldberg, the King?W
team is cxpected to win by ? *>?0I}
margin.

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