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THE SUN, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 191&
Forty -one Hitless Games Have Been Pitched in National League; Twenty Are Listed in American Circuit Record
GREAT HDRLERS 1
NO HIT CIRCLES
Plunk l imbic to Enter
Hall of Fame.
MANX UK IMMXCKTON
FlltST TO TUKX THICK
II) I'HKIillHICK U. MKB.
Tlio nop of no lilt games In the major
leagues tills season has aroused quite a j
lltllo conversation over theso pitching '
masterpieces. During tlio first Ave I
months of the season Tom Hughes ot the i
Braves, George Fester and Dutch Leon
ard of thu Ited Sox mid Joo Hush of tlio
Athletics have pitched games In w lilclt
their opponents fulled to strlko :i blow.
Are no hit games becoming cheaper than
they uero when four pitchers can turn
the trick In one season: The no hit rec
ords answer thu questions themsches.
By scanning, the list of no hit pitchers
of recent scars a fan may get quite n
urprlso to llml the names of bitch
knights of the pitching craft nti Walter
Johnson, Oroier Alexander nnd Kddle
Plank conspicuous by their absence.
Walter and O rover unquestionably are
the, great t pitchers in the gamo to-dny.
whllo Plank Is tlio greatest left bander
Eddie has been pitching winning ball
far sixteen years, but the no hit will o
Om wisp tins always eluded him. Only
month ago. when this forty-one-year-
Old was mowing down nil opponents like
schoolboys, ho permitted live hits for
three consecutive nine Inning games,
holding Washington to two, llostun to
one and Cleveland to two, but ho couldn't
keep his tlate entirely clean.
Johnson Almost There.
Wnlter Johnson has pitched a flock of
Btie and two hit games slnco ho broke In
sjrlth Washington In 190". but ho never
could hold an opponent hitless. How
ever, nothing but ground rules bent the
Washington galling gun out of a no hit
iramo In tlio opening contest of the 1911
itason In the District of Columbia, Frank
Baker pumped a lly Into the overflow
crowd In the right field for two bnses for
the only hit inudo by the Athletics. On
an -open Held the ball could have been an
Grover Alexander's career x Itlt the
Phillies since graduating Into the major
leagues In 1911 also Is doited with low
hit games. Tlmo uftcr time he has lim
ited his opponents to ono lilt, but so fur
ho has been denied a nlcho In the Ini
aglnery no lilt hall of fame.
Perhaps another example of how really
rare tio lilt games are Is the fact thnt
though New York has Ih'cii In tlio Ameri
can Lragun slnco 190.1 not a Yankee
pitcher has ever caned out one of these
masterpieces. And during their time the
Yankees had some mighty line pitching
talunt, including such stais as .lack Cho
bro, Al Orth. .Icssu Taiinehlll, .lack Pow
ell, Harry lluuctl, Clark Grlttlth. Hilly
Hogg, Uussell Fold. Ji.ii Vaughn, Itay
Caldwell and Kay Fisher.
Former Vuiika Anion? I'.lllr.
Two former pitchers of tho Yankees,
howcier, pitched no-lilt games for the
Boston Knives. They wero George
Davis, tho Williams Cullogo boy, who
wan picked U by thu Yunks In 1912.
nud Tom Hughes, who was with the
New York Atuei leant sihllo George
mailings was manager in l'JO'.i ami 19i.
If u pitcher could forget, after pitch
Ing tlx hitless innings, that he hail not
permitted a lilt, no-hlt games would lie
Inoro freiiueiit. Just as soon us thu fans
tako notice that a vltcher has gone
a.bout two-thirds of tho distance wllh
out allowing a lilt and Mail pulling for
H. no-lilt game, then tlio blowoff comes.
Babeball willers are ;,upcrBlltiou about
polling lio-hlt game, tor Jn-t as soon
a omebody sa.is "Mian key ham t p
lowed a lilt for m Innings," etc. Ulng!
the vliltorj get their llrst lilt.
The twcnty.seiciith out Is always the
liaidcst to put Into tli'i li store. Lot
of lio-hlt gaineu 1ii.ip In en wrecked with
two out In thn ninth liming. A notahb
Incident of this suit o.-rurrcd In Hrook
lyn a few ears ago, when Nap Ttucker ' owing without allowing a lilt in llrook
liad the Uols almost on his lio-hlt list. ho was 'hiirlved of his tt.ory.
Not a hit had Peon recorded for eight
and two-thirds limine, and P.ob Hescher '
svas tho only ono who Hood between
Jfap and a second uo-hlt game.
Bob had no ileslrn to stand between
either. His team was way liehlnd and
tie Intended to go out as easily as pos
alble. Ho took a careless swing at the
LIST OF NO HIT GAMES PITCHED
SINCE LEAGUES WERE ORGANIZED
Suly 1, 1;4-IlMdle i St l.niiis is. Hartford,
lily 17. 1S Kicliinoiid; Worcester V . CIcte
lind. July 17. ln-'Ward, IVoiiiir-iier is. Tluffaln.
Aug. 1. lkM-Cnrcnran: C'hlea.'o is Huff.ilo.
Aur. S, ISii-dalvtit; Hiilfalo vs. Wnrrister.
Pept, 'JO, lsu Corcoran, Chle.ito vs. Woricster.
July 73. ls: lladlMiitrne. Frovnleii'ii St.
ept. 13, ISM-Dailey; Cleveland vs. Phlladel-
June 77, ml Con-oraiij Cuiraffo vs.
Aur. . li-ii.iivin: Ihitt.do Detroit.
JlUy S7, ISC Cljrkmnj Cluciu v. I'rovl.
Aujr. 7J, IsVe-rer-Mi-nii; rniiaiieiiiiua vs.
I'roi ulcnie. i
June 77, l"'-T0',.l;Jlr,.'',!'.l',;li "; 1
iuly 31. K'l ltii-ie: New Yolk r. llro"UI)n,
Auc. 1W smelts! Iin-tmi . iironkitii.
Aux. 1. HW-Jmiiis; Cliieiniiall , I'ltlflniry.
Aui'. ::, ISX-baiH'cir; liuiivillo vs. HjIU-
An:, l'l, 1SV3- llaxlie, llaltlninre vs. Waihinc-
flept. ). Young; tleel mil Ciiii'innitl.
April 7.'. 1V" lliuhei! lldlliinnri' Hu.tutp.
April I".'. li&S- llrcili ii-li in; Clin inn.ill vs.
July 8, Duimliuei riillinl'lphl.i vs. Bus
ton Aug, "t. -Tlioriitun, I'lile.iso u. Hrook1n
May SI, WA-I'lilllpi'i; l.iiivlllu v . Nu
Aur, I''" Willis; llo-lioi , Wjhuia1oii,
July 17. K -Hallil, Clllimnati is. I'lllUilel'
July 13. l'.DI l:iilieon; New York t. Ht.
Bept. IS. 1W3- Kiswr; l'lillaildplila vs. Chi-
Juno 13, 1'- Mat hew sou; Now York vs, Chi
May i.W I'U-li; 1'lillaililpliia n. Ilronk.
May 1. V""-" I'leficr; lliilnn , llitiflimall,
July r-J'' K:ioii; lirn'iklvii . St, Lo'iN,
tiept. IW7 M.nl.lin; I'lttstiurg vs. Iliook
1. July 4, (II A Ml Wlltc: New York vs.
I'hll.iil-lliln.i It'll linilniisi.
Kepi. !, I'" Hii'ki i-; ll'iioklin . Il'j.iun,
$tpt, I-. 11. I'i .11, hi: New York h, l'lillv
Ftpl IHI Inw: IliKtuii vs. l'lill.iiktphla.
April 1 1, UVi Miiniusnl: New York T.
Auf. SI, I'JU Lavein1i; Clilcu;'q vs. Ncn
JUlie 1310 llll.'lirs; lloMoll s l'lttkbllri,',
fpt, 70, V.'i' .ill.ilrin: Ciiirj;.) t, llclrnlt.
May c l'il Yoilii.-; Ilii.lini , l'lillailclplita,
Aur. 1,, l'H 'laiiriehill; llii.lon v, Clilu.i.
July :3. !! llcnt-- AlhhtliH , St. IhhiIs.
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ball, nnd to his sjurptlsh It bounced over
simnil base for au innleslt'ed single.
wan ono of tho few eases on record
where a ballphi er nas soru because hn
hud made a hit. Hill Steele of the Car
dinals also went eight and two-third
Perhaps no pitcher ever had a tougher
break whlcli deprived him of a no-hlt
game than befell Jimmy Lavender of
tho Cubs last spring. Lavender had
pitched a no-lilt game against the
(Hants last fall, nnd tho meanest kind of
a sickly Intleld safety deprived him of a
second hitless game against thu (Hants
June P.s'S-Younr; rimtnu is, New nrk.
sept. ll. I'.-jV -Hlinailcs; Cli'icluinl vs. lln.liiii.
Sept, w, VMS- V. Mnltli; ridesjo v .Utilities,
Oct. i:ih-.Joh; Cli'vclainl vs. Cliieao.
April 70. lt-10 Joss; C'lelellill.1 l . Cllleilk'il.
Maj' 17, J910-llciiilsr; Philadelphia l. Clcre
I a m I
July r. 1911 Wood; lloMonvs. St. Louis.
Aug. 17. 1911 Vlli; Clilcuso is. Hi.. Inn.
July I, Mullen; lietnnl is St, hunts.
All.-. 30, UU'-ll.lllllltnii; St, Ixillle la. Iielloit,
May 31, IMI-Heiu: Chlcaifo i . t'lcvehoid,
June 31. UP' Foster; HoMon i . New York
Aug, :, l!sj-Ilusli: 1'liiladelplna vs. Cleve
land. Aur, 30, IWf. T- on.vi ,1 ; Huston vs. St. Iiuls.
Sept, II. ls'.'-Miillanc: Loulsvillo vs. Clnclii.
Pt. . 1"-' Heeker! Louisville vs, XtWhenv
i mi. i", i.'-iriiisiii: .vuciliriiy is ImUvlle.
1, l63-Mouiil)oy; Clmiliiult
t, ll McKroii; Indianapolis vs. Clip
IKI-Atkl-s.ni! Athletics is. Alio.
Mar 7"', ll-Morris. roluuihus i . Alli-.'iisny.
Juno f., lv'l-.Moiintiimj Coliinihus vs, W.iii
inctnn. May 1, 1'iC -AIMiii; Athkti-s vs. Mdro.
Julj 71. 1' Terry: ltrooklii i st Louis,
lit 1"'' Kllroy; Halt limit i- v, I'ltlsliarr,
M.iy 77, h Terry; Jluiolilyii i, 1.iiiiIviIIc.
Juno ;. iy -Poiti-i Kansas 1'ily is, Haiti
.1une7i:. Iki-semiril; AthWIes i p, Clm inii.dl.
July SI, Uv-Wnhiiu; AHiUtKs vs. Kansas
Sept. 15, lv-Titiomb! Itocliolrr vs. Sjra-
'Sept, t, lM-llreliei.leln; St. IaiiiIs v.
July I, 1 STt! (ialilii' St. IjiiiIs Knit vs.
An.', 1", ISiO-'Oalviii, SI l.uiils Krds vs, Cass
May tt, is:i-l.iii'h: N'iit ion.il of W.islilinton
June 7, l"9 Itleliniimd; Viinter vs. Chi-
. . COkO.
July t lsTO-Hlelinioiiil! Wontslsr vs. Sprlnr-
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July 7, ls?.v Hun Inn j plillHilelphla it, Chi-
Au. 4, l7:liivlin; Clilc.un vs. I'lilladil
plilu. KKOI IIKIIIIOOO I.KAOI K,
Juno 71, ItW-Klnr; fhlcato vs. Urooklyn.
Aur. 75, ISH-llurns; Ciminiiutl vs. Kansas
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when the Cubs made their first 1916 call
on tho Polo Grounds.
Kauff .bounced a little founder at
Lavender, which !9 times In a 1.0"0
would have been uti easy out, Jimmy
only had to move about two feet to get
1 In front of the ball, but Just as he was
set for It tt hit a clump of dirt and
bounced over hla wrist. Lavender made
a quick recovery, but the licet llenny
beat tho throw to llrst by an eyelash,
if that ball had not taken that frenklsh
bounce, lavender would have been the
only National League pitcher that ever
pitched a no lilt game twice ugalnst the
Theie are several cases on record
where pitchers have held opponents lilt
less for nine Innings, only to have been
dcnrlced' of no hit fames br allowing
lilts In oxtra tunings. This Is about the 1
hardest luck that can befall a pitcher,
and most of them will wish defeat. It
Is a moot question whether a man who '
has pitched nine hitless Innings oolongs
In tho no hit records, though It Is hard
to Include a man among the no hit
artlrts whero ho has alio vied hlta.
Tough an Mrlntyre.
The tougliebt tireak which ever befell
a pitcher gunning for a no hit game
undoubtedly befell Harry Melntyro of
Urooklyn on August 1, l!ut, Harry
turned back thn then hard hitting
Pirates ten Innings without a blow, al
lowed the first hit In the eleventh In
ning, and wns defeated, 1 to 0, In tho
thirteenth. Icnn Ames, tho uulucklcst
pitcher that over wore a Giant uniform,
held Urooklyn without a hit fur nine In
nings In the opening game on tho Polo
Grounds In ISUDbut was. defeated in tho
eleventh Inning by Kaiser Wlllielm, a
mcdlocro pitcher, by a score of' .1 to i).
Jim .cott of the Chicago White .Sox
held Washington without a bit for. nlno
Innings a few yeats ago, but lost In the
In the National league there have
been forty no hit gumes In the forty
jear history of tho league, averaging
just one a season. In the American
League there have been twentv In the
seventeen years of the Itague, The threo
no hit games pitched by George Foster,
Dutch Uoiuird and Joe Hush this season
have brought the American Leuguo aver
age u lltllo morn than ono a year.
In the American League no hit games
hcurn to come in II In nnd starts, There
wero none In 1900 and 1901, one In 1902,
none In 1903, two In 1904, tt)ree n 1005,
mine in 1906 and 1907, four' In 1908,
none tn 1909, two eacn In 1910, 1911 and
fame this year
' PV' 'WHM young rhJMIi--iW-Wa I
101 none In 1913, one In 19U, nono In
.'HUi nnd Ihreu In lOU".
The llrst man to pitch a no lilt game time and was won by Worcester, 1 to 0,
wiib Joseph MolClroy .Mann, tho famous only tlueo hits being made, In the cntlio
Pilnceton pitcher of thn '70s and tho game. Arthur Irwin, the former Yankee
man who Is credited with pltclilntf the M'unt, made two, playing slnut fop Wor
first curve. coder, and Hlchmond made tho other.
Mann undoubtedly wns ono of tho real I Ulchuiond. wlio wns a l 't bander, was
pitching pioneers, and though ho was a unquestionably a- Mar, and Us 1'crfect
collegian was regarded as ono of tho I'1' ''It Kame In mo was his third In
premier pitchers of his day. ritchlng
for Princeton against 1 nlo at New
Haven on May 29, 1875, hn beat tho
run,, a in n and did not nllow a hit.
That wns u yeur before thu start of the
National League, i
Tho Drat 'professional no lilt game was
recorded a few mouths after Mann
pitched his game. It was pitched by'
llonlon of the Philadelphia Athletic
ne.Tll.ul Plileuirn m .rule 1k7.r. In ,.
lie.llliul Plileuirn fin T 1 1 . 1k7f. In ll
viii SiJii i, , Li;!l fci' l v..
Ilimnl Assoclntlt.n II trill lin reei.ll.i.l ten.
thi! fir.!, nM ,,, , L
tho forerunner of the National League.
The National League's llrst no hit
giimo was pitched by llradley of St.
Louis against Hartford on July l.r., 1S76,
There was lull of four years before the
next hitless game was turned In liv a
Natlunul League pitcher. It waa pitched
by J. hen Hlchmond of Worcester against
Cleveland on July 12, 1880.
, It vetn the first perfect grime pitched
In an established league, a not a Clevt-
and a few who joined select class
TurutnenMX . a-rjin. .a a jfi i
. -i r i
land b'plder reached llrst during the
name. It was nil unusual gamo for that
two years. In 187K, whllo pitching for
Worcester!) strong independent A'icli-
tlon team, ho pitched two no lilt games
only a nionili npait. no pitciicu a no
g'no against rhlcago In June of that
year and a second against Springfield
In the following July. Itlclimond, by tho
' , '
yiy 'o pufect gaini'S
,,,",", ' , To eve
'VUl UOllll llllLllC I Wire (ll
ptoressor in tnu 'joieuo.
such as Leo
"iviuin.ii.. mi..,iv.i ,.viuiii iunir. in ill
leuguu haheball. Them haio been
' " I" I lie ,s in inn., i, i it i u i oe . niei nun
0110 tl,u olJ American Assoclu -
I.. .1... V..ll..n,.l 1.. .1... .. !..
Strangely enough thu second no run,
no hit, no mail reach tll st haso gamo
pltclied In tho National League c.uun
just tlvo days ufler lllclupoml's feat, It
was pitched by John Montgomery Ward,
golfer, lawyer, former manager of tlniiCy i oung of tho Ited Sox pitched a
Giants, and In recent years president of
the IloHtoti Hrnvca and business, manager
of the Hrookfeds. Pitching for Provl.
denco on July 17, 1S80, Ward pitched a
' DUTCH " X-HONASD
BOSTON c Artec.
perfect game against Hufl'alo. No pitcher
In the National Leaguu has neon amo to
turn this trick dining the last thltty-d
ymrs, It su'iiui ,iliuot time for Alev
mutt r to get busy.
The mini pcirrct pig icagiio game wns
pitched by .Moiiiitjny of Cincinnati
ugalnst Toledo on October "I, lsa. In
nn inn. e.n. ..r.-..' ... i urn i.iii.-, .u.j n.-
sociallon then having a m ijor league
i.iinu,. in-, ti.it n iieiut nun..' -
, much ns in ly one hit was iicor.lid In
tho entire game, thn licds making only'
ono hluglu off Cushiuan, who pitched for
Theie was a Intwo of twenty-one yearn
before tho fourth pcifed gamo was
pitched, On May f., isoM, gland old
giimo ugalnst tho Athletics In which
I imt a Macknian reached llrst liase, Tho
fifth nnd last perfect game was pitched
by the late Addto Josj ugalnst l.'d
in past years
Walsh on October I, 1!08. whllo tho
Clcvelands and W hile Sox wero lighting
tooth and nail for tho pennant. Walsh
i struck out font te ell, but It didn't help
him as long .0. iblio wouldn't permit
a riiiiui r to n ore
Few pitclieis v 'eh "o hit glilne. You
' cm count the men on jour two hands
1 who b.iio pitched two no bit games,
whllo only two men pitched three no
lilt games 111 i stubltshed major leagues,
fy Young pitched three, ono In tho
i National and two In tho American
League. 1 Ileien years separated tho
, first and I he thlld. Thu Ilret was
pitched while ho was a inembor ofijhe
rievelauil National League club against
I'luclnu.itl on September 1. lMi". The
second was thn perfect gamo against
the Athletics 111 l'.'OI. and the third
wan pitched ugalnst tho Ntnv York
Yankees on Juno SO. l!HiS. In this came
1 the famous old I'y almost duplicated
Ills no man reacli lust o.ibo game
ugalnst tho Athletics. Only twenty
seven Yanks faced him. but Harry Nlles,
tlio Jlrsl man up, walked and was
promptly nailed stealing,
t'orenrnn Tnrnrd tlir Trick.
The other pitcher to twirl three no
lilt g.iniiK was I.-irry Coivoran. all of
them being pitched while a member of
tho old Chicago White Stockings.
I'orcorau's no lilt games wero stretched
oi or a per'nd of four years and came
at Intervals of two jcars, Tho llrst
was against Huff.ilo In Issu, the second
against Worcester In mi' and the third
against Provldenco In IsSI,
Tho men who pitched two no hit games
wile .Illume liahln. star of the nlil Ilnf.
falo Nationals; the lain Adonis Terry
I tho Ilrooklyn.f, Atklssen of tho Athletics.
Hrritensteln of thu old 'Browns and later! through pl.iilt
witn me m-iis, ji.itty the well beloied;
Joss, nud prank "Piano Igs Smith,
.limy liulvln really Pitched four no
nil h"'""-i mm peililiii llie smii.v
man who ever did 1t. llg pitched two
ill I'm 110110 llllll lilt! fl. lillis IICUH
of tho Independent Association. Ho beat
III 1 t Tl". whllo with the St. loill.s Heds
Philadelphia on July t and repeated
over tho strong Cass team of Petroit
on August 17, when pot a man I cached
llrst base, This Is tho llrst perfect game
In Hie avoids. Whllo a member of thn
llurr.i'ii National League Mint G.ilvln
pitched n hitless game ugalnst Worces
ter in l!3u and another against Petroit
Terry and Atklssen. both pitched their
no lilt games In the old American Amo-
LAST OUT OFTEN
nnATrn i nnmm
arUlLO A UtlDAi
FEAT IN FLINGING
olatlnn. Terry while with the ttrr.oUjr.i
lie'.d the famous old Drowns wllhout
hit ill lSi! nud tiltched ll tciund u., Uil
game ugalnst Loulsvillu two jr;,,,
later. Alklsscn pitched his llrs! tio m
gntno ngainst tho Alteghep ii mi
Pittsburg In 1S84, ami In ISmI Muirm's
old Mots of Now Yuri; woru viit.iii
Ilrcllrnstelu a Mnrtel,
Hrcllcnsteln, whose left nun -!
I qtiarlcr of a century before It t ,H,t
I pitched his tltst no lilt gamu li t ,
lii'owns tig.ilnst Louisville in IVU. ..in,
fbvoii years later. In lS'JS. while with tl..
Cincinnati Nationals held l'ittbburg w,:
out a hit.
New York tan saw neither of M.c
ty's no lilt games. Ills first was over
the Cardinals In St. Louis in l?u, ;u,a
tho second In Chicago four years Uur.
On Juno 1.1, ll'ii."-, hu let down Km i i'h
wllhout a hit. Matty was forced tu pit u
hitless bultliat day. He had one of hi,
first famous duels with Mordee.il Brown.
and tho ClI.mtH squeezed out wlnnrs. I
to 0. Quito n llltlo different from tli
Matty-llrown dchato of last Labor Day
I when Matty was cuffed for lltttcn hits
and Mordecal for nineteen.
Addlu .Toss was tho only pitcher who
ever pitched two no hit games aaln-t
the Eamo club. Tho Chicago Wh'.to Soj
vvcro his victims In both 190? uml 19lu
Frank Smith, while with tho rhlcagj
White Sox. pitched a no hit game aralnt
Detroit in m.". and u becond egiltist
tho Athletics In li'OS.
Two umnltes In each major leigm
have pitched no lilt games, 1JIII IJIneea
In the American, utid Mai i.ason la tM
National. Hill, vvhllo with Uie lied Fox
pitched a hitless game npaltivt the Whits
Sox In 190.". anil MjI. wlillo a llrooklMi
serf, held St. Louis hltlets In 1901.
IVIItne'a Jtrmarkable 9tnnt,
Qcorgo Wlltsc, the lean left Ii.iii.ltr,
1 onco of the t Hants, Is tho only iStihcr
I who ever pitched ten hitless Innintci in
cither the National or American Itague.
yet won his game, ocorgo pf.it w
riillllcs on tho Fourth of July mornlrK
gamu in l'JOS by a bcore of 1 to 0 in a
I ten Inning pitchers' battle with Oniric
McQu en. Tho game was piavcd o:.
tho Polo Grounds and only thlrty-oim
Quakers faced Hooks. Wiltro had tu
touehest kind ot luck or he would ha
pitched lilmself Into the Klehmond.Wuril-
Young-.lo.-s class, only ono man tc n-.au
base, and that was Mcqumon, tlio twtn-
ty-tcventh inun to face him. Ho was l.!l
by a pitched ball.
In 1S90 King oi i nicago was as
"lucky" against Urooklyn. Ho tiltc'.it.l
ten hitless Innings only to meet defeat
Brooklyn seemed to bo mixed up tu M
of these ten Inning hitless games, t,.i t!i
onlv other ten Inning no hit victory or-
sldu of Wlltsu's was pitched by Kin.r
of Urooklyn ugalnst Toledo In an Ainr
lean Association game in
Heli'nso of (iiliMin l.cavt'S Only
WnsriiiT ns Survivor of
The release of George nibon, ' ;
ern cat'her, by l'ltt-oiirg. lean
Hans Wagner as the Mil i ll or of
Pirates who Peal Pet rot f"r
woild's cliamplunship in I !"'.'.
lilhon was li'ini In Lo-nlon, IP ' .'
21, lvsO. and began pt.i'tig Pa..
tho lilngstoii team of tlio IIipIs ci I;
League In 1!"I3. lie VU'ht to I
that sear and In l'.ojl was M
trial. I In was soiniHd by !'" t '
that year and has jdajed in Pi" ' rs
since. Ill P.hi'.i. the i.ir l 10 P fi'i
tho National l-.mue penn.n t l ' t
world's set les games, (li imii. . mi'
I'onn'. utii e games, which I- '. u I
In 1 lii7 he won tho ;u mii.i'i " r.-.i .
inntest at I'lip'lnmiti. In 1 1 I - 1 "
Ing, .Ii'.'i". was the highest 'If
t ie National League, althoug'i tn
C.ltcher.s ll.lle the rami in I
llenio IVItz ami l'led In-' vr
tlio catchers wlieu (iibso'i ) . '' "
l'lr.'lte", hut Inline the M loe m . ' if
III urge was a--keii to do the lui'i '
work, and lie ha" Nui don g i r .-
along, mi Septo;nlier L'n, I'."'.. ' 1 -po.tlou
Park, lie c.iiiKut N , v.''s
III l ie game in which Nek did '. ' a
tho llrooklyns a hit.
With Gibson gone, onlv Han- w u-
remains as a re i nant ( t'o !'
chine that wo-i tho National t.f.irns
piiinant and then dowuxl !' '' '
world's series. Italic Adams, t ' f '
that series, was let go a f w .
and now (llb-nn, w ho cau.'ht iP', v "
ngaltist the Ann r.eati I. .ig'ii; ili.ii .
follow 'Ms luttery male
Tile llrst biv.ll In the niem' "'dp '!
tho ll'il'.i crew catne wi'li tie !' - ''
lif ltlll Abstelll. Hist Inse'll.il
tor Willis, piti her. in l'.il" v -
curreil ttin dis pl .isiiiu of I te
by making a feoIWi pi . . ' - '
gamo at Pitr.i.t. lie d-nP. . i '
In coming in from third nn
and was an easy out at I' . 1
I'laike lulled then and x
btclti would not play on the 1' '
uga:u, nud he wasn't seen i I ' '
after the seiies. Wi l. w-'
LoU'S, but ilhlli't 1 .i -1 lmig a
to Ins Imtel In I elawiue
In 111 Maddov was le c ' ' '
Kansas flty te f tn- S MC''
elation, w In 'e e h ii- ' 'I
vllle. then Wi hit. i, and i- t -' '
big league p.a.ier. p.ii m
also sent to Hans. i:- i-it ,n "
With the SI. Lullls Nat. n.i '
Pittsburg Federals in fn "
ford. I'oiin., this i .ii u,i i
ho was let go.
In P.ilS Pea cot i P. ' . '
standby fur the I'liati i '
das. of I'.oil, I'.ni.' ii I I'm ' f
Vlilted Slates l.i mm i
the Pittslmi'g ti .llil in 1 . s
,1 rig If MnH in .1 Ii" el ' t
i same soar Tu una Li i i '
l.i'ifelil Weie e.' I illgc.l
I Klllg Cole ami lll" II if
llc.til. lluf ii, ill I- W Hn I
' American-, w 'ule l.i m '!
' St Paul ami Le.n n .s i. u. i. -'
ter In the lulernaliiii il I.' i.
I In 11H3 llo waul i " I. u
Tlyrnc wen- n ut tn P.. 1 1
change for Cn.y pnl n.
of' Fled I'larl.e ,ih.i-
' Is still with lb
Ill H'U came tlio blue.' s' 1
old tuachlne. when .1 .. M '
Wilson, Art P.iuler. Una- IP i
Cozy Polaii iietn os .iap-,r l '
Ivoills for P.ob llaiilion, M . "
nud 1M Konctciii . I .n
how d .t.a stroii-, ihi.- iiiini.li .' v
plaei so poorly thai he w
outright and Kom ti li..- Jiin., I
Federals, II mi llj.itt wo.- I I g
St. Loiii-i C.ildiii'ils by t'.i w
111 V.i IS and was tit ! CI a"
Kt thn i lid of tho V.'ir. si ,i
ClirKo tesigneii as manager '
rates, thus having nun th'"
champions of p.uin mi tho tosur
ncr, Gibson and Adams.