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BAKER WILL PLAY AT UPLAND TOMORROW NEWS FROM ALL ANGLES OF SPORTDOj
EVENING LEDGER-PHlUADEliPHlX FRIDAY, MAY 7, 191&;
YALE CREW HAS GREAT CHANCE
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llhacans Reported to Be in Poor Working Trim Despite Excellent
Material Spring Football Practices Work Well in
Colleges New netting Rules for Horse Races.
Ynle and Cornell are looking forward to their triangular regatta -with
Princeton scheduled for Lake Camcglo on May 15 with unusual Interest.
Nalther tho Ells nor tho Itliacana kno how strong their varsity eights are,
but they are Biiro they wilt find put before they aro done with the Tigers.
The Impression provalln at Now Haven that Yale this year has some won-
V, def(Ui material. Yalo men were surprised and delighted when their crow heat
f Pennsylvania on ipru o; uui uiey mraw mm was not a real test. The race was
I rowed In a blizzard, a. condition of weather to which tho Quakers wero not
accustomed, ohik ui -" -" "itmiuo una uiuuo n numoer 01 cnanKes,
and Ihe Ells aro believed to bo much stronger now. If Yalo can beat Princeton
gnd Cornell next week, It will bo causo for much rejoicing at New Haven and
a corresponding dejection nt Cumbrldge.
There is a report among rowing men that, In spite of splendid material, all
W not well nt Cornell j that Coach Courtney Is not getting tho co-operation ho
.mnnds and needs. This happens about once every half dozen years, and Cor-
Lnell rowing suffers In consequence. If such a condition exists this year tho
Jthacans may oo in lor u ucnung, uui u may ue oniy a rumor, artcr all. At
''any rate, Cornell men will breathe more freely If their crew wins a dcclslvo
lctory1 on L.aue arnegic.
Pennsylvania men, also, aro anxiously awaiting tho outcome of their own
tra with Columbia and Princeton tomorrow and that of Yalo and' Cornell with
'prlnccton a week later, because It will furnish a more dependable comparison
nf strength than lias yei dcoh possioie.
Spring Football Practice Proves Success
Harvard, Yale nml Princeton end their spring football practice this week.
In every case it has been tho most strenuous kind of work, but a lot of good
At Pilnceton and Yale, In particular, practlco was conducted along different
lines than heretofore. John II. Hush, the now Princeton coach, went to work
R o-ith tho conviction that ho could learn moic about tho cauabllitles of his mon
BV and teach them moio In this spring practlco than ho could in six weeks this
' fall. Ho had some clllllcuuy nt IlrBt in showing tho men that ho meant business,
. but they realized it In a few days, and tho last few weeks of tho piactice wero
I At Yalo tho spring practice bnded with a contest to dccldo tho all-around
5 football honors, with particular rcferenco to punting, drop kicking, place kicking
1 and forward passing. Tho man who won was a discovery of spring practice,
U and his record was far superior to that of any of tho varsity players.
K Tho success of the spring practlco at Harvard, Yalo and Princeton em
phasizes by contrast what Pennsylvania loses by not being ablo to hold Bimllar
practice. Tho Quakers had to abandon It bocnuso they could not find a Jlcld on
which to work. All that is left for tho Quakers to do, if they wish to keep paco
with their big rivals, is to hold preliminary practlco in advance of tho opening
of the college year. But that is not only open to serious objection from the
standpoint of college ethics, but It is of doubtful value physically.
Penn Baseball Team Has Struck Its Stride
Winning two baseball games In a row, nnd from such teams as Princeton
and Swarthmore, Is an achlovcment of considerable note. Tho Pennsylvania
team, which accomplished it, is beginning to striko its gait. In both games tho
Quakers won out in splto of poor umpiring.
A raw decision In tho Princeton game allowed tho Tigers to tie tho scoro,
and it required norvo and timely hitting to turn tho tide.
At Swarthmore a somewhat similar situation had to bo faced. Early in the
game Captain Dick Wallace lost a homo run becaus.0 ground rulos had not been
agreed on, and in the ninth inning tho umpire's Interpretation of tho ground
rule, which was at variance with that of tho Pennsylvania team, prevented tho
Quakers from tying tho score. That tho Red and Bluo won was due to tho
nerve and hitting ability of Captain Wallace. With two men on bases and two
out, Captain Wallace came to bat. Two strikes had been called on him, but at
the critical moment he bettered his previous three-bagger with a homo run over
the centre-field fence and won the game.
The Quakers have now tamed threo of tho best pitchers in college ranks, In
Dcyo and Link, of Princeton, and Twining, of Swarthmore. With this now
spirit and tho good pitching of Splelman and H. K. Wallace, and with WIsner
Beginning to show a return to form, there Is hope for better things from the
Red and Blue.
Proper Regulation of Athletic Attiro
For somo time tho Amateur Athletic Union codo of laws has carried a nro-
SVlsIon for tho proper attiro of tho athletes when on tho field of comnptltfnn
jfAU the officials, and the athletes, too, knew It was there, but that was tho limit
, of power so far as its enforcement was concerned.
This season it will bo different at least in this section for President fitvirtrn
Rv P, Pawling, of tho Middle Atlantic Association of tho Amateur Athletic Union,
!, ueuevca mo ruio snouia oe eniorcea. so do others who have observed tho care
V leesness of many athletes. Tho rule provides that contestants' running inmi,.
E shall reach to within four Inches of tho knees, nnd tho enforcement of tho law
inn not wont a narasnip, tnougn some will bo annoyed a bit at first. Tho vory
g. short breeches, of course, aro mora comfortable, but. ciacticallv. thn otimr i
p no more of a hindrance savo for tho slight increaso of weight of fabric. That
impose snouia not worry anybody. Tho ruio should bo applied at every sot of
New Betting Rules Will Bar Stakeholder
Discussions pro and con on the question of hottlnc- nt ti,r m imni,. i
New York Stato havo been furnishing tho followers of the ponies with Inter
Somo reports havo led to the belief that it win h m,u no ,-.
Mt, and that tho money will bo passed to a stakeholder, as was tho caso at Now
Orleans last winter.
These reports, of course, aro based on thn fnrt ttmt , ,,,, i ,.,
u was not a violation to exchango money when a personal wngor was made.
tub track owners have not yet decided Just how much leeway tho layers will
6a permitted to have.
Generally, it Is believed, conservatism Is tho best policy. This means that
me stakeholders will bo missing. Tho law nermlts n. wnn-nr i,,v0 .
W t0?,'' but when tho thlrd Person enters Into tho contract It is different It Is
ML Believed open betting, at least in Now Ynrir la ,in.i n ., rat
K .H.t.1 , . ' .. .ui uit nine, i no ciiy
W Liu that B 0UB 8 the staIcehoIde- 's missing at tho tracks betting
itafc.VniV L . e "y unB'es t0 tno eame nnd th0 Professional
swkeholder will thrive quite as well as of yoro, although the restrictions make
" lot an unhappy ono.
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BAKER WILL PLAY
WITH UPLAND TEAM
President Weeks Says Tail
With Connie Mack Was Noi
in the Nature of a Control
JOHNSON, SPEED KING,
DUE TO PITCH TODAY
IN GRIFT-MACK FRAY
Bob Shawkey Probable
Selection of Athletics in
Attempt to Stem Tide of
Hurler in Great Form.
Walter Johnson is duo to work for
Washington against the Athletics this
aftcinoon, and if he docs tho fans aro
likoly to see a brilliant exhibition of twirl
ing. Johnson is in better shape than he
has been for years, and though ho has
lost two games. It was not his fault.
Now York and Boston won from tho
famous speed king, but ho allowed each
team but four hits. In both contests
Washington was shut out.
Washington never seems ablo to hit do
hind Johnson, and this makes his work
nil the harder. With a club that could
hit, Walter would bo almost unbeatable.
This will ho his first nppcaranco In this
city slnco his doublo jumping act last
winter, and ho Is anxious to twirl a groat
gaino to help the fans forget his contract
Manager Mack expects to uso Bob
Shawkey against Johnson. Bhawkey's
work to data has been erratic. If ho
has one of his good days Johnson will
bo forced to his limit, but if he Is bad
It should be easy for the Sonntora.
Tho poor work yesterday caused Man
ager Mack to hold nn extra long session
in the clubhouse this morning, and a bet
ter exhibition can be looked for If tho
Tiogan's remarks havo any effect.
WHA T MA Y HAPPEN
IN BASEBALL TODAY
W. L. Pet. Win. Loe.
Detroit ...... 15
New York .... 11
Washington ... 9
Cleveland 9 11
Athletics S 12
St. Louis 8 15
W. L. Pet. Win. Lose.
Phillies 13 5 .722 .737
Chicago 12 6 .667 .684
Boston 9 B .529 .556
Cincinnati 9 9 .500 .626
St. Louis 10 11 .476 .500
New York 6 10 .375 .412
Brooklyn 7 12 .368 .400
Pittsburgh .... 7 12 .368 .400
W. L. Pet. Win. Lose.
PENN TRACK SQUAD OFF
FOR DARTMOUTH MEET
CHALMERS OR RKEY
TO PITCH FOR PHILS
l&oran's CriDnles Plnv Grant
; Brand of Ball and Expect to
SHrtnVTVM m. w .. -
SySTJ bfi'Hant pitching was a tonic to
to. it , J i " """ ,m' Dee" supping oaay
Si '?8t week- ad Manager Moran is
uS""1 that the slump is over. Pat
rinn '' 'ot mruusn iiouuiiunn
wEL ithe remainder of the series.
'w dm"1 aatls'y Pat.
Ith " V""' Piayers oo not believe thaf
'darin. .1. ' u' "-omDs win Dotner tnem
m?fL lha. Prent, The Phillies havo
thTlr J?a troublo hitting pltchors on
, ' flrst appearance against the team
:oomh. .' ,"K2.D ."? defeata b
!Elthe; n" .ti 'ms Iaot- .
ui ui ;r. -'""niers or lippa itixey
Dili V- A9 Pci"e assignment against
Such nombs- Mataser Robinson Is
Mtth.r. k over the Bor work ot his
torn ft $? -wth Pte!ter showing fine
"RabWi i!1?, flr8t 8,art ot th8 season,
iirn- "ve ,nat hls Btarc w"' 00I
rorn'miL0'.!16 Ddeers are suffering
4y u L.irref' Dut ,n tnls respect
ho.,I'.ar,,"c.k,er than ha Phillies,
m f i. "W1Q oaaiy. irrea Luderus Is
S ttLonw ham! Nlehoff u Paying when
rnr),j L . """ mbii. xrne nas a
Will fcJS? shoulder, while Killefer'a knee
fiffobta, though not enough to
P him out of the gamo.
SqiUHDT PLAYS JWcLAUCnLIN
aU Today in Panama-Pacific Golf
Bimldt nf .V !' Mar 7 Helnrich
n-t, - Muaugnun, or uo
nr e7,'f t:f:4ra"no CIPo'"0a
--. wuuic(j journamem yea
terday. They will meet today In final
Schmidt won from Warner Sherwood, 5
and 1. McLaughlin defeated H. 13 San
derson, of San Francisco, who started
with a handicap of two.
Best of Athletes to Engage in Events
Penn's varsity track squad, numbering
more than a score of tho best runners and
Jumpers tho Red and Dluo has had in
somo years, loft for Hanover laBt night,
whero tho annual dual meet with Dart
mouth will bs held tomorrow. In
practice, Bob Ferguson, intercollegiate
low hurdlo champion, tripped over a
hurdle and twisted his knee to such an
extent that ho may not be abla to com
pete for the remainder of the season.
Ferguson scored six points last year,
five In tho low hurdles and ono In tho
high hurdle evont, and was counted on
to do even better this year. He did not
accompany the team to Dartmouth,
Coach Orton predicts a victory over
Dartmouth, and has taken the best team
possible. Tho squad comprises Captain
Llpplncott, Meredith, Lockwood, Kauff
man, Dorsey, Balcom, Peeso, DelCorn,
Humphreys, Colton, Lleberman, Kroger,
Jack, MathewB, Valdes, Sewell, Price,
Itawley, La Flamme, Dlmlco and Friedman.
Chicago 12 8 .600 .619 .571
Pittsburgh 12 8 .600 .619 .571
Brooklyn 12 9 .571 .591 .545
Newark 11 9 .556 .671 .524
Kansas City ..10 10 .500 .524 .476
Baltlmor 10 12 .455 .478 .435
Buffalo 7 14 .333 .364 .318
St. Louis 6 14 .300 .333 .286
Philadelphia at Brooklyn, partly cloudy.
New York at Boston, clear
St Louis at Pittsburgh, rnln.
Cincinnati at Chicago, cloud.
Washington at Philadelphia, clear.
Boston at New Vork. partly cloudy.
Chicago at C!co!and, cloudy.
Detroit ot St. Louis, cloud
Kansas City nt Brooklyn, rnrtly cloudy.
Chicago at Newark, clear.
St. Louis at Buffalo, rnln. ,
I'lttaburg nt Baltimore, partly cloudy.
.Montreal at Jersoy City, partly cloudy.
Toronto at rrovioence, cieur.
Buffalo at Klchmond. clear
Only International games today.
Washington, 11, Athletics. U.
Chicago, 10; Cle eland, 4.
New York. 4; Boston, 3.,
Detrolt-St. Louis (wet grouids).
Phllllff. S; Brookljn, 1.
New York, 3. Boston. 1.
Pltuburgh, II St. Louis, 3.
Kansas City. 4. Buffalo, 2 (first game).
uunalo, -t', ivannna uuy. j. iretunu gaujej.
Brookljn. 3: St. Louis, S.
Pittsburgh, B.Newark, 3.
Baltimore. 0, Chicago, 8.
PENN CREW IN TRY-OUTS
FOR LAKE CARNEOIE RACE
Columbia, Princeton and Quakers
PRINCETON, N. J.. May 7. Pennsyl
vanla, Columbia and Princeton crews all
took trial spurts over Lako Carnegie yes
terday, Princeton's rowing course. In
preparation for their race (or tho Chllds
Cup on Saturday. None of the crews put
In any particularly hard work, devoting
their tlmu chiefly to racing starts and
long, easy pulls.
The drawing for course resulted in Co
lumbia obtaining the right, Pennsylvania
the middle and Princeton the left course.
Only Princeton and Penn have entered
crows in the freshmen raco.
CATHOLIC WIN BOOSTS
NORTHEAST HALF GAME
BEHIND WEST PHILLY
Speedboys Now Hold But
Slight Lead Over Red and
Black in League Race.
Badly Beaten by Purple
Interscholastlc League Standing
Won. Lost. P.C.
Went Philadelphia High (1
Northeast lllrh B
Central Hlirh 4 3
Catholic High U 4
Southern 0 0
Intcracademic League Standing
den High School, 4 matches to 1, while
the Hlllers returned winners over Oer
mantown Friends, G matches to 0.
"Manager Miller, of the Upland team,!
has Just received a telegram from Franki
Baiter, saying that ho is In good condition -
and that ho wilt be ready to play toraor-1
This statemont was made this morning"
by President Weeks, of tho Delaware
County Uasetmll league. Weeks had an
Intnrvlntv with CnnntA MnrU .lAnlAu nl"
at. ti... ni t.... .fc.H. .. . ... !a
.Jii.uu rum, uub uiui o nua I1U uunirOTQrjSy m
between thorn, according to Weeks state'
"It appears to ono reading soma of tha
articles In tho morning papers," said the
Delawaro County man, "that Mr. Maelc -M
ana i nna somo Kinu or nn argument. I
want to say that this is not correct at
all. I had a talk with Mr. Mack yester-''
day. I mentioned a few things and he
also had soma mattors to discuss, but '
there was nothing in the naturo of a con-
trovorsy. As far as what was said, '
neither Mr. Mack nor I havo given any
thing out everything that was said ttoMj
of a prlvato nature.
"It Is truo that Frank Baker will play
with us tomorrow. The Upland team
plays Clifton Heights at upland ana
Baker will bo at third base."
OUIMET PLAYS AT BALTIMORE
fiolf Chnmnion to Tako Part in Invi. H
NEW YORK, May 7. Coming from ,
Boston a day ahead ot time. Francis
Outmot. national amateur champion.'.
nlavcd a soclnblo match yesterday overl
tho links of tho Oakland dolt Club. Th
tlUOUOlUCr IC1L 11)13 IllUllMUK JUl UUIU-
more to talco part In tho Invitation '
tournament of tho Baltlmoro Country
Club, beginning next Monday.
Won. Lost. P.C.
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. . 2 2 ..Mid
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Today's Scholastic Schedule
Southern ltlRh School at Catholic IIlcli.
Central Hldli School at Northeast High.
Krlcmls' Central at Uermantown Academy.
Penn Charter at Episcopal Academ.
Philadelphia Trade School nt Dp Lancoy
Vtllanota Prep, at West Phllodclphli High.
Chestnut Hill Academy at St. I.uko's.
Dnylestown Hlxh nt Jenklntoun I Huh.
Camden llixh School nt Mllhllle null.
Biown Prop, at Tolcntlno Academy.
West Philadelphia High School's lead
In the Interscholastlc Leaguo today ls
diminished to half a game over North
ast High School as a result of Cathollo
High School's surprising victory over the
Speedboys. The Purple and Gold nine
lambasted West Phllly to the tune of 14
to 3 yesterday aftornoon.
Tho exhibition of the Cathollo boys waB
a revelation. But one error marred their
defensive play. The Broad and Raco
street national pastlmers connected safe
ly 17 times with tho deliveries of Abrams
and McCarthy. A general batting bee In
the seventh Inning netted the victors a
total of half a dozen runs.
Robinson, who adorned tho knoll for
Catholic High, pitched a steady game. Al
though he passed six men he allowed but
seven scattered hits. Besides showing up
well In the box, Itobinson was runnor-up
to Greer on offensive plays. Ho craoked
out three safe blows, while he crossed
the counting station twice.
Southern High School was handed Its
usual laolng, making Its sixth straight
league defeat, when Central High School
piled up a 13 to 6 score. Barcls held tho
downtowners In tow with seven tills,
while the Crimson and gold batters ham
mered Shelte's servings for nine btnglcs
However, the support rendered the lat
ter was weird. Ten mlscues were chalked
up against tho Southwark team. Fischer,
at third, led in unwonted laurels with
Penn Charter and Chestnut Hill Acad
emy were victors in tennis competition
j ea terday afternoon. The Little Quakers
continued their winning etreak in tho
Interscholastlc League by beating Cam
SCRIMMAGE NEAR THE RAIL IN POLO MATCH AT BALA
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Soectators at yesterday's game between the Point Judith combination and the Aiken Tigers saw many thrilling: playa. It
Ing of the polo season here, the Point Judith team being returned, victors to the initial clash.
was the formal open-
The Seven-Day Encyclopedia of Sports
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realms of athletic contest and scientific pastime right before you
every Sunday. Its timely articles on various branches of sport
are contributions from experts who are entertaining writers
as well as final authorities. All in all, you'll find the Public
Ledger Sports Magazine a complete story-form report, of
newest developments and absorbing topics of the sporting
world. An unusually attractive and interesting contents greets
Ledger readers next Sunday.
"Playing the Third Base Bag"
By GEOKGE M. YOUNG
The Ledger's veteran baseball writer has a hunch that the
guardian of the third cushion has the hardest job on the
diamond. He gives you his reasons for thinking so, along with
some third-sack logic and notable successes and "otherwise."
A mighty good story for fans who want to know the reason for
"Why the Middleweight Limit Is 158 Pounds"
By WILLIAM II. ROCAP
'Twasn't always thus, as the "hopes" of bygone days who
worked in kid gloves and bare knuckles can tell you. But the
reason for the all-important additional four pounds has puzzled
many a ring devotee. Next Sunday Wm. H. Rocap tells just
why these particular sixty-four ounces are sixty-four ounces.
"Billiards in France and America"
By FREDERICK S. HOVEY
Even with the imposing array of records, American
billiard supremacy is continually menaced or toppled; in. fact,
France has long enjoyed the bulge on Uncle Samuel with a
crop of cue artists that refuse to be out-run. Frederick S.
Hovcy's article is a collection of interesting information on the
Honus Wagner's Real Greatness
By GEORGE E. McLINN
McLinn has dug up some important facts concerning
Wagner's efficiency with the bat and gives his one reason why
the peerless stick artist's performance may never be equaled,
Also a fan-to-fan discussion of six batters who have the Only
chance at present to threaten Wagner's wonderful record.
Paul W. Gibbons cites in
stances where brains and knowl
edge often beat out brawn and
endurance. You'll likely play a
better game after reading "Ten
nis, a Game for the Veteran."
You know about where the big
leagues stand by Beeing the pago
of baseball managers' faces. The
progress of the game is told in
a two-page photo-story by the
facial expressions of a thirty
third degree fan.
Better get E. H. Rosenberger's
advice on "Stocking a Motor
boat" before the water joyride.
Tells you the proper food to
carry, necessary equipment and
how to be prepared for any emergency.
William H. Evans, who looks
after the Sunday reading of
Ledger golfers, has a chatty talk
on 'Protecting the Golf Pro
fessional." Just how Evans
would do it makes a good, ap
The rowing season looks like
the biggest in the history of
Philadelphia waters. The propa
ganda on the Schuylkill and the
natural advantages of the Amer
ican Thames are told by John G.
The brain athlete's department
is conducted by David A,
Mitchell, Ledger physical di
rector of chess and checkers.
"A Chess Problem Trust" tells
of the one clearing house for
practically all new chess problems.
Special Trap Shooting Stories
"Busting Records as Well as Clay Pigeons," by Sarnuel
Wesley Long, is an entertaining account of the Travers; Island
Tournament another championship meet which proved, that
"highest scores" are short lived. ''Women CAN Shoot," by
F. W. Wilson, gives due credit to woman's skill at the traps.
The author visited the de Nemours Club and satisfied himself
that gun kicks don't bother sportswomen in smashing the blue
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