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EVENING LEDGER PHILADELPHIA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, llfl.
PAT MORAN PLANS CHANGE AT KEYSTONE SACK FOR PHILLIES IN THE 1918 CAfliPAIflg
HERZOG IJUYS THRi
DAVE SHEAN MAY REPLACE
BERT NIEHOFP AT SECOND
BASE FOR PHILS THIS YEAR
Signing of Veteran Infi elder by Manager Moran
Apparently Means Change in Line-up of
National League Champions
WHY SOME MEN TALK TO THEMSELVES
'ITIl the Dinning of Davo Slican, veteran second bnscman, by Pat Moran,
of the Phillies, It la evident that the leader of the local National League
Club plana to shako tip his Infield for tho 1910 campaign. Boss Moran Informed
' tho writer last night that If Shean showed good form around the keystone
territory he would uso tho veteran ns tho regular eecond baseman. This
nppnrcntly mcana that the Phils' leader Is not surq that Ucrt Nlchoff, of last
year's National League, championship Infield, again will gallivant around second
Shean Is a veteran In every sense of the word. Ills last major league berth
Was with tho Doston llravcs. Ho was turned loose by tho Hub City club and
last year succeeded "Wild Bill" Donovan ns manager of tho Providence team
of tho International League. Shean played second base and managed tho team.
Ho formerly played with tho Phillies.
He played In 121 International Lcaguo games In 1015 and compiled a batting
average of .309, only four players who participated In 100 or moro games having
registered a bettor hitting mark. Ho was at bat 457 times, scored 68 runs, made
141 bits, 23 of which were doubles and seven triples.
Mock Has Good Third Dascman In Rittcr
Arthur Irwin, tho veteran player and former scout for tho Now York Amor,
lean Lcaguo club, declares that Connlo Mack has picked up ono of tho great
est young third basemen ho has ever seen In Rittcr, a younger brother of tho
Giants' pitcher. Irwin wbb manager and part owner of tho Lcwlaton team ot
tho Now England Lcaguo and had an cxcollcnt opportunity to size Rittcr up
after he graduated into tho N. E. from tho Vermont State League.
Irwin, in telling about Rittcr, brings out strong how thorough Mack Is with
his scouting system. Ho says that Harry Davis looked Hitter over for three
weeks and then wired to Mack to send Dressier, a left-hander, and Wilbur
Davis, a right-hander, up to him, so ho could watch Rltter against bettor
Young Rltter made flvo hits, Including a homo run and triple, off Drossier
and found Davis for two homo runs and two doubles. That satisfied Davis
that ho would do and he hustled back to Philadelphia and reported to Mack.
Taking hl3 usual long chances, Mack did not put In a draft for Rltter, but
allowed Jack Dunn to pay tho draft price of $760 Instead of $1500, as It would
have cost tho major lcaguo club. Mack then turned over Kopf, Knowlson and
Sherman to Dunn for Rittcr. In this way he landed a star youngster for half
what ho would havo cost another club.
Not Worth While to Cross Fellow Manager
Joe Tinker has learned that it does not pay to try to put something over
on a fellow manager or magnate. Joo and Heinle Zimmerman met last winter
In Chicago, according to a magnate attending the meeting, and Tinker thought
It would bo an excellent idea to use Holnlo as a means of getting even with
Charles Murphy. Tinker did not want Zimmerman for tho Feds, as he had
enough trouble on his hands; but, after talking things over with tho Cub Btar,
mode a bluff that he was going to sign him to a Federal League contract.
The result was that the Cubs wero forced to givo Zimmerman a three-year
contract, calling for $7500 a year, to "keep him from the Feds." This pleased
Tinker Immensely, as his disllko for Murphy was well known In fandom.
But, like most Jokes of this sort, the deal proved a boomerang to Tinker.
Murphy was forced to pay Zimmerman $7600 for one year, but now that Tinker
Is manager of tho Cubs ho la responsible for Zlm's salary for tho next two
years at the same figure.
Herrmann Welcomes Back Tinker to O. B.
When Joo Tinker drifted Into tho Waldorf-Astoria tho first person he
met was Garry Herrmann, whom ho had not seen since tho baseball war
started. It would havo been an odd situation with Herrmann merely as the
chairman of tho National Commission and Tinker ono of tho leaders of tho
Fed3, but It was made doubly so by the fuct that Tinker's release as manager
of tho Reds by Herrmann was In reality tho cause of tho start of the Federal
League as a major lcaguo organization.
They looked at each other a moment and then Herrmann advanced with
outstretched hand and sold, "Welcome back, Joo; let's forget the p.ast."
"AH right, Garry," Tinker replied. "You can bet I am glad to get back,
but I still think we would havo licked you if peace had not been made."
Herrmann laughed nnd Immediately Introduced Joo to some of the new
magnates since Tinker Jumped.
Seaton's Arm Is aa Good as Ever
Tom Seaton and Otto Knabe, two former Phllly stars who made the Fed
eral Lcaguo possible, wero about tho hotel. Seaton has been purchased by
the Cubs, but Knabo has not landed as yet, as tho bulky second-sackcr is
waiting to see tho outcome of the Baltimore row.
Although Seaton Is really East to see a specialist about his arm, ho declares
that his arm is as good as ever and that ho proved that conclusively after he
had been traded from Brooklyn to Newark. Seaton says that neither he nor
any other member of tho Brooklyn team could get along with Magee. Seaton
also agrees that peace Is a good thing for the game and that he is glad to be
back In the fold.
Phllly players will be shocked to learn of tho death of "Bill" Irwin, tho
young catcher who was taken South with tho Phillies last spring. Irwin also
helped both Dooin and Moran, when they were short-handed, by warming up
pitchers and doing general utility work about the ball park. Irwin was thrown
through the window of an uptown saloon, his Jugular vein being severed. It
was reported that the dead man's flrst name was Edward, but It was In reality
the Phllly recruit.
Al McCoy Also Unpopular Boxer
The ability of Freddy Welsh and several other unpopular boxers to rake In
the coin recalls that Al McCoy Is still In tho game and Is reaping a harvest.
McCoy la unquestionably tho most unpopular boxer In the game, and all because
he happens to be the real "middleweight champion," despite the fact that
there are at least 20 better 158-pound boxers In tho country.
George Chip was crowned middleweight champion when he toppled Klaus
over twice. One of Chip's flrst bouts was with McCoy, who was rated as a dub.
McCoy startled the boxing world by hitting Chip with a wild punch which
knocked him out after about one minute of fighting In tho flrst round. This
lucky punch gave him the championship.
Every boxing fan will testify that McCoy Ib a second-rater; but he has
the title, and succeeds in holding It because he can tuko a terrific beating and
still be on his feet at the end of 10 rounds. He refuses to fight more than 10
rounds, and therefore is likely to retain the title for some time to come, although
tho fans never mention his name when talking about star mlddlewelghts.
The fans know that McCoy is not a real champion, but whenever he
Is scheduled to fight the club Is packed to doors. If one were to ask every
fan attending McCoy's bouts why he Is always so anxious to see him fight,
76 per cent, of them probably will admit that they continue to enrich McCoy and'
bis manager because they want to be present whqn he Is knocked out.
It Is very much the same way with Freddy Welsh, Although one must admit
that Welsh can tight when he wants to. The trouble is he seldom feels disposed
to take a chance with hla precious title. On the other hand, McCoy will light
any man who can make the weight and takes his beating cheerfully, but he
wll) not fight anything but 10-round no-declslon contests.
During a fanning bee between a group of minor and major league man
agers the conversation turned to outfielders and naturally to Ty Cobb and
Bennle Kauff. To show that a player is seldom appreciated In his own town,
wo will mention that four out of ten managers picked Amos Strunk as Cobb's
nearest rival, placing the Mackman above Jackson, Speaker and others.
While speaking of Bennle Kauff, It might be well to mention that every one
who has seen th Federal League star admits that he Is a wonderful hitter.
They all agree also that he has more confidence than any youngster they have
Until lata last night the meeting In New York was a dismal failure, Then
Sherwood Magee arrived. No National League meeting a a success until
Sherwood arrives, and then It la a "howling" success.
YEARS IN VOGUE
Was Played With Smooth
Stones Early as Eleventh
WAS OUTDOOR PASTIME
SCRAPS ABOUT SCRAPS AND SCRAPPERS
In view of tho widespread Interest in
bowling this season it is perhaps Inter
esting to know that bowling orlBlnatorf
moro than 1000 years ago, games on the
turf and graBS being forerunners of con
tests on slatn nnd wood alleys.
Like golf, bowling Is n pastime that one
may Indulge In all his life. It does not
grow away from one, but year by year Its
In bowling, as In baseball and other
sports, thero are matches and chal
lenges. The spirit of competition is
prominent In tho game, and Its uncer
tainty is, In Itself, a fuHdnatlon.
Bowling on tho green Is an exceedingly
ancient pastime; traces yet nro found
curly In the 11th century. Then it was
played with smooth stones as near ,ns
possible to a given mark.
In olden times tho game became very
popular indeed, and was played to such
an oxtent that It fell under the bnn of
tho law, as did golf; so much time- was
devoted to It that the authorities feared
lest archery and other arts of war should
As no penalty wns prescribed for those
who Indulged, the practice was moro or
Originally an out-of-door game, bowling
was later transplanted Indoors, for on
the green It could bo played only on fine
days; on the alloys, however, It could bo
Indulged In the whole year around, and
great sums of money were wagered on
the results of contests. In fact, we learn
that In tho reign of Richard II many
persons were thereby Impoverished.
From a variety of reasons tho Indoor
game became more and more popular
than the original outdoor sport, and In
cold climates it predominates.
The aristocrats clung to the greens, for
they, and they only, wero permitted to
maintain them, while the poorer people
flocked to tho alleys.
It was not until the middle of tho 18th
century that the restrictions Imposed on
bowling were removed and the full and
natural growth of the pastime was per
OTHER SPORTS ON PAGE 14
Johnny Klthnne fa proclaimed ns the clever
est hoxcr In the world, both In footwork nnd
rtucklnit, hut It seems an If Ills rrninnitrr.
Jimmy Dunn, Is rrovlnc even the champ on a
superior In the latter art that Is. "dueklnB
out of a titular tilt with Georcjo Chaney.
Announcement was made by Jack Han
Ion today that ho will not tco after a match
here between Kllhane and Chaney unless the
scheduled IB-round match In naltlmore In de
clared oft definitely. "A hout hero preliminary
to ii championship lout In another city
would make It look an If tho first hout was
a 'frame,' " la tho way Ilanlon oxplulns Ills
Tommy Buck, local featherweight, who has
been In Knnas Cltv the last few months, Is In
ChlenRo now on hln way home. Tommy ' ex
pects to he In Philadelphia next week, nuelc
fao Cal Fleming a hotlnc lesson In Gary,
nd.. the other nltiht.
A majority of the newspaper erdiots ; riuorcd
Willie Moehnn In hln bout with Wild Hurt
Kenny In New York lust week An a result
the ''untamed" person lost a chance to meet
IJattllnit Lfvlnsky Friday nlsht. Jack Keatlnir,
tho sailor, will moot the Uattler,
Jack Dillon, who camo very near Betting a
smash at Jcsi WJIlnrd'n jaw, will have an op
portunity to luinit ono on that of Jack Geycr In
In New York Friday nlcht.
"A ten-pound boy and all the earmarks of
a champion," states a wire from Pueblo. N. It.
Jim was a pood trUl horse for asp rime cham
pions, but It Is doubtful If ho will raise tin
his boy to be a lighter after hi- discovery of
no many Jabs and jolts In the game
FlKht fans In New Orleans are demanding
another 20-round bout between Champion Kid
Wllllims and Kid Herman, following their
venratlonnl draw the other night. And to
think, after St) rounds of ring iork, several
tnuclii wanted to take a punch at Hilly Itocan.
The police believed, apparently, that tho Phll
adelphlan wni not gettlpg an even break and
"called off" hostilities.
They are still boxing. No other moro prom
inent White Hopeless IndlWduila than Carl
Morris and Arthur Pelky know not when to
milt. They meet each other Friday night at
Tulsa. Okla. The promoter should be credited
with picking the two best heavyweight hicks
In tha country.
The hout between K. O. Brennan and Kid
tcwlH In Huffalo Monday night wan called off
because of the former's lllne". Txiwln will en
counter Soldier Dartfleld In Buffalo tonight.
Jimmy Toland. former local featherweight,
who Is making his home In Potntown. will bo
plttod against Wlllln Jackson In n 10-round
matrli In that city February 21.
The wclghtng-ln nystem nt the Olympla Club
'a giving local fans nn Idea of tha real pound
age of local "lightweights " Beveral yenra
ago boxers In til in city appearing In tho 1.T.1
pound class were referred to. humorously, all
over tho country on "Philadelphia light
weights." John Yumpl Corr, a great devotee of boxing
In this city, han returned after a stay of sev
eral months In Atlantic City. "Gee, It's great
to see the boys In action ngnln," najs Yump.
"1 almost forgot what a boxing glove looked
Twombly Returns to Baltimore
JjrjtV YORK. 1'eh D George Twombly, left
fielder of tho Cincinnati National teaguo
team, han been sold to tho Haltlmoro Inter
national team. Jack Dunn and Garry Herr
mann closed tho dcil during tho meeting of
the National League magnates hero. Tho
rrlce was not made public.
Women's Golf Dates
CHICAGO, Feb. 0. Decision to hold the an
nual champlonihlp of the Women's Western
Golf Asfoclatlon of Grand Rnplds. Mich.,
has been reached nt a mooting of tho Ex
ecutive CommltUe of tho association. The
tournament Is scheduled for August 21 to 23.
on tho Kent Courtry Club course.
Tigers Sign Clubhouse Boy
Frederick Moore, who two vears ngo was
a clubhouso boy for tho Athletics, Is a mem
ber of the Dstrolt American League team,
having been signed as a second baseman by
Hugh Jennings, manager of tno 'fleers.
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NEW YORK, Feb
slllon of three new
xylll havo tlio Btron8est infield In t.
tlonal Leacuo this season. R
i-iinney iicrzoff purcliased Emil ,'
first baseman, nnd Jimmy nmond 7
stop, both from the Newark rJP
Ilelnlo Shulz, a southpaw, alto ??
to the Reds' roster from the Bu?ija
No nnnouijeement was mads , J"
price paliffor tho three nlv. ;'.
IM bellovcd that Herzoe hatidilT?
HorMB'H rfal object In Betting J:
wat to cnvr till Mollwltz. ,i,..H"i
Thn n.j . "a
has been Informed that tho boni h 5?
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Tho Cincinnati infield will b0 nt!i1.1l
Hi fiillnwit- Mnlhti's r Huhn f!ri? i1
Ilelnlo Groh, second base; Herio? iJjS
banc, and Hnmond, shortstop U6
Stakes for Grand Circuit
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