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EVEKIKG MDGER-PHILADEtiPHlA, MONDAY, AUGUST 28, 1916.
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CONNIE IS MAKING GOOD HIS PROMISE TO PUT A STRONG BASEBALL CLUB IN THE FIBjbD
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Larry Chnppelle- la about to get hU final chance In tho major leagues. Ills
releaae has been purchased by the. Boston Braves. Larry made his reputation at
Milwaukee, From there he went to the White Box, having been purchased for
$13,000. II finished the 1014 season with Chicago In fairly good style, but ho
was made such a lion of that the following winter he went completely to pieces,
-while the Chicago cafes profited. The next year he was fat and slow. He' was
sent back to Milwaukee before that campaign closed. He has been doing well
since, but be will have to be better on and off the field to retain a place with
Qeorge Btaillngs's club.
Cobb Is on outfielder and a well-known batsman, but as a first baseman he
la a fltid minor leaguer. Yesterday Cobb played first base for the Colonials, a
"tfew Haven semlprofeisiona) team, and In a game against the New Haven team
of the Eastern League' made two errors and helped his opponents to a couple of
run. However, he still had his bat working and registered a single and double.
BASEBALL PUBLIC HAS EYES
GLUED ON DEVELOPMENT OF THE
ATHLETICS AND M'GRAW'S TEAM
Mack's Method of Building Up Club Thus Far Has
Proved to Be Better Than That of the New York
Manager, Who Spends Money'RecklesSly
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SINCE i&02. when ho won the-flrst pcnnnnt far the Athletic, Connie Made has
been thu lending flguro In Arnerlcnn League baseball history, Ho enpttfred a
flag In that year, thou followed up this achievement by annexing the pennant In
1903, 1610, 1611, 1918 and 1914. "While these events were transpiring In Ihe Ameri
can League, John J, Mcttrnw wan making aa great a reputation If) the senior major
league. Three times, In 1B0S, 1911 and 1613, tho two great leaders met In n world's
series, nnd twice the Athletics' commander vas victorious. Tho only time thru
Mcdraw defeated Connie Mack for tho universal title vns 111 1005. nml It was due
not to tactical play that ho wan ablo to win then, but to the Individual prowess
6f.Clirletle Mathowson, who virtually won the series himself by his splendid work
in the box.
Today these snmo two leaders aro In the limelight, but not because they are
accused of being In the running for netttfantd. Mack has torn down his champion
ship team nnd has scattered the parts to various spots In tho major league circuit.
McQmw has allowed his team to disintegrate while ho has been attempting to
plaster up the weak spots.
The question Is which Is the better metliod to tiso that employed by Mack or
that Which McOraw Is trying out? Both McOraw and Mnok rcallro that they
must make good or they wilt be tlnlshed with baseball In a comparatively short
time. Both of them put up miserable exhibitions last season nnd, as tho baseball
public is not long suffering, they know that something must be done quickly or it
will be too late to save their managerial reputations regardless of what they havo
done In the past.
McGrftw Spends Money, Connie Does Not
THE difference between tho methods of McOraw nnd Maok to build up cham
pionship clubs Is that tho former wants to buy tho players who already havo
made good In the minors and who Bccm to be able to take care of themselves In
tho majors. This Is exactly opposlto from the view taken by Connlo Mack. Tho
tall citizen of Tioga thinks that tho way to make n great bnllptnycr Is to
take the material when It is young and bring It up In the straight nnd narrow
path, speaking from a baseball standpoint. Mack does not want n playrr who
comes to hla Club with any set Ideas on baseball. If such a youngster docn como
he tries to make him forget whnt he knows and to begin teaching him from tho
ground up along tho lines ho has worked out for himself.
That Mack has the correct Idea Is evident from tho way his team has been
playing during tho last few weeks. It Is true that they have not won many games,
but It Is equally truo that they have had some very bad breakB and that they
lost a number of games by one nnd two runs when Just a Uttlo moro.polBo would
havo carried them through to victory. Whenever tho Athletics get good pitching
they play great ball. The trouble Is they do not got much of It, henco any bad
break, such ns tho mult of a thrown ball or a foul at a critical moment In tho
Came, ptits them In tho air and they do not rocover their balance In time to mnko
a real fight. This Is caused largely by the Inexperience of trip men and Is some
thing that Will wear off quickly, and that Is Just what Mack Is calculating wilt
happen during the latter part of tho present season and In 1917.
Find the Good Ones Is the Idea
THERE are' still a great many good baseball players in embryo. Tho Idea Is to
nnd them. That Is what Connlo Is attempting to do. That hoiMlll eventually
find them Is certain and that he has found some already Is admitted by every one.
Wltt is playing a flno gnmo at shortstop, Is hitting tho ball hard and Is built or
the stuff that Improves with aging. Then Elmer Myers, whom Connlo has been
nursing since 1914, Is also a real pitcher for a major leaguo team.
Somo of tho other players on tho Athletics havo not shown up to advantage,
but they will later when they have had tho proper amount of tutoring. It Is Just
a question of time before Mack puts In tho field a team that will first be a con
tender and then n, wlnnor.
Now, what Is McOraw going to do? Ho has been buying high-priced players
for tho last threo years. Ho paid big sums for Gcorgo Burns, Bennlo IiaufT,
Iloush, Hartley, Sohupp and others. Theso players havo been doing falrlr well,
but considering what their cost was and the time they aro likely to remain In tho
" major leagues they are not nearly so valuable as somo of Mack's youngsters.
Tho proof that tho Giants aro not playing up to their press notices Is their
standing In the leaguo. They are absolutely out of tho running for tho pennant.
So aro tho Athletics, but the Mackmcn aro showing dally Improvement, whllo tho
Now Vorkors aro getting worse all tho time. That McGraw realizes ho Is not on
the road to bucccbs with tho present team Is shown by tho fact that ho has just
Bold Fred Merklo to tho Brooklyn club. If ho thought ho had oven tho nucleus
of a winning team ho would never havo sacrificed Merklo just becauso ho happened
to bo a friend of Robinson, who, owing to Baubert's poor condition, was In soro
need of a firBt baseman, Thorcforo, it would not bo surprising to seo McGtyiw
adopt Mack's methods, tear down his team and start from tho ground up.
v Tencr Means to Back Umpires to the Limit
JOHN K. TENER doesn't think that tho umpiring In the National League 18
awful. Ho admits that tho arbitrators might foozlo onco In a whllo, but ho
points out that "to err Is humanT" Tho proxy of tho elder major leaguo declares
that the Implrlng this year Is above tho average, despite general yowls from play
, era and fans all ovor tho circuit. ,
"Tho fans frequontly tako issue with the umpires on decisions when they aro
not In any real position to Judgo a play," says Tenor. "An umpire, within nfoot
or two of a play, Is more competent to render Just rulings than tho fans sitting
from fifty to three hundred feet from the sceno of action. But tho fans, in some
towns, think otherwise.
"Players havo been making complaints concerning tho umpires. I havo
Investigated each and every one of them with a fair and Impartial mind. On vir
tually every occasion I havo found, after listening to bath sides of the story, that
the umpire was right. Players, you know, aro likely to get excited on tho ball
field and their anger will warp their better Judgment. They think they aro getting
the worst of it at. such times; yet, in their calm -moments, I daro say, they would
agree with the umplro perfectly.
"Some players aren't too refined In tholr conduct toward umpires. They
think they carvcall an umplro any namo they wish but they can't. People In tho
stands can't hearuall the names that are applied to umpires by the players. If
they did they would have some dlfforent views they would wondor how tho um
pires manage to control their tempers as well as they do.
"The umpiring in tho,Nattonal League, as far as I havo been ablo to deter
mine by several trips to the different cities, Is very good, and I moan tp baok up
my umpires to the limit"
Larry Scudder Will Fill Meredith's Shoes
RECORDS contlnuo to fall. In the A. A. U. meets held Jn New York, Boston
and Chicago last Eatyrday many new marks wore made. Tho high-class
competition developed fn these important meets augurs well for the standard of
competition In the coming national championships to bo held at Newark next
month. Ono of the best performances of the day, while not a record-breaker,
was the feat of Larry Bcudder, the University of Pennsylvania runner, In beating
Homer Baker over the half-mile course. Baker had been running in wonderful
form and the victory of the Penn lad was an excellent pteco of work. His time
was under 1:56, and this shows that the youngster had a little speed.
Bcudder convinced the critics that he was "there" when he ran third to Mere
dith in the Intercollegiate half mile. It was In this race that Meredith broke the
Intercollegiate record for the 880 yards run, and Bcudder was timed under 1:55.
His work last Saturday showed that he has lost none of his speed, and to some
extent will be the man to fill the great Meredith's shoes.
PRO-DEBUT IN GO
Amateur Champion "Would
Meet Either Williams or
Ertlo Tomorrow Night"
SIGNS FOR THREE BOUTS
WHEN A FELLER NEEDS A FEIEND
Reopening Boxing Card
At Olympla A. A. Tonight
Johnnr Menly, floutlmark, ts. ifdtk Dun
Irntir, AnMrMhi, . ... .
Tommy U'Hrtlt, Soutliwnrk, v. .Mlckoy
Donley. Newark. .... ...
Jni llUat, MoiiltiTCRrk, t llnrrr Ofltllc,
Snm ItitbMrntl. Soiltlmntk. t. Millie
JOhnnr Mnlnnrt. HmllliMiirk, vs. Joe
Dy LOUIS II. JAFFE
The bantamweight championship crown
will rest on the brow of a Philadelphia!! bo
foro tho 191G-U boxing scaon goes down
Into history h the opinion of Teddy Mo
loney, former lightweight boxer and now
manager of his brother Johnny The lat
tcr makes lit first appearance In the ring
tonight for a purse consisting of filthy
lucre. Instead of a medal, diamond ring or
"How soon will Johnny bo ready to box
Kid Williams or Johnny llrtlo?" was asked
Teddy this morning. There was no hesita
tion hi tho reply "Why, John would meet
either tomorrow night and I have Uttlo
doubt ns to tho remit of a match between
my brother and Wllllami or nrtle "
Moloney's bout with Joe O'Donnell nt the
Olympla tonight Will be his first of a serlei
of three mutches for which tho amateur
champion will rocctvo $2000, with privileges
of 23 per cent for his second and third
bouts Ills other two opponents and tho
dates hao not been decided, but It Is prob
ablo .September 11 and October J will sod
Johnny In action at the Uroad ntrcct club.
Dox at 118 Pounds
One hundred and eighteen pounds ring
side governs tonight's Jtolonoy-O'Dounell
set-to, and while Johnny linil been compct
Ing In tho 125s In his most recent amateur
competition. Teddy says John will not bo
handicapped at tho w'eight. I'uggo, as Ted
was known when ho boxed, also Intimated
that those skeptical nbout his brother's
strength as a bantam boxer may hoo a
pleasant surprise when It conies to boxing
at 11C pounds.
Moloney's most notable amateur victory
was scored last ear at Copenhagen, when
ho knocked out Clausen, the 125-pound
champion of Donmnrlt, In ono round, there
by clinching tho European title, previously
having won seven matches In Sweden and
Norway. In all Johnny competed In about
160 amatour bouts, winning 28 tourna
ments and displaying his "all-for-glory"
wares In Philadelphia, Now York, Pitts
burgh, Doaton, San Francisco, Trenton,
Heading and llethlehem
Tonight's show at tho Olympla will be
the olllclal reopening of tho club, and the
program arranged is ono of the best nll-fltar
shows ever put together. Good betting and
Interesting slugging Is spread over tho card
in dlltcrent matches.
Scraps About Scrappers
Hi-causa of unforeseen circumstances frankls
White wns forcnl tn leave the city unexpectedly
last week, thus tli substitution of Jack Dunleavy
naalnst Johnny Mealy In tho (Irit bout at th.
Olympla. Dunleaw la here with Johnny Krtla and
Mike MrNulty, mnnncer. who ass a ha IDunleavr).
an Australian, Is a real Eood baxer.
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INTERNATIONAL FLAVOR ADDftfi
TO FOREST HILLS TENNIS MEM
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Johnston, Williams, McLoughlin and KumacJ
Favorites in National Championshh)s--mtf i
man Greatest Player, Says Doherty f
Johnny LocUney. of Ora'a Ferry, rut Johnny
Moloney In ahape for hla professional debut to
night. Iockney hai ben Vouns Urno'a trainer
and he also has conrtltlonwl many other local
boxers for bouts. Teddy and Tommy Moloney and
Johnny Mealy sparred with Johnny all last week
at Icnnl. I'a. .
Hack from Ocean City where ho llfe-ruarded
this summer Jimmy Murphy Is preparing; to start
training for the season. Last year Murph leaped
Into prominence In a short time, but his fistic
stock took a ble drop before the.soason ended.
lie aitaln will box In the llahtweluht class and
would like to proe to l'htladelphlans that he, la
the best In that division here.
nenny Kaufman Is on of the most Brood
natured boxera In this vicinity. No matter how
much "klddlnis" Is directed his way he alwaja
comes back with an anawer, one better. "Johnny
Krtle says he'll stop you sure. Hen. when he
meets jnu." was fired at Kaufman the other
nluht. "yes. and when he doea stop me I won't
lend him a nickel." was Denny's quick retort.
New Tork fans have an opportunity to see the
long and short of the heavywelcht olass mix up
matters tonleht. JOe Cox. 0 feet -J Inches, will bo
opposed to Hob Moha, exactly a foot shorter and
weighing 100 pounds. 75 pounds less than Cox.
However. Moha Is a much more experienced
Oxhter than his elongated opponent.
Toune Mendo. Buffalo's new bantam sensa.
tlon. seta a chanco to become famoua over night
when he takea on Kid Williams, In a 10-reunder
before his hometown folks tonight. Mendo. ac
cording to reports. Is a fighter, pure and simple,
and great little aggreaslve battler.
A wire hS been received by Irish Iatsy Cllne,
from Matt Hlnkel to bo In readiness to take the
place of either George Chaney or Johnny Kllbane
In case of Injury to either before h-lr bout next
Monday afternoon at Cedar l'olnt, o. The seleo
tlon Is & poor one tn the event of Chaney being
unable to meet Kllbane. as the champion showed
Cllne was soft for him by scoring a two-round
Philadelphia fans shortly will see another fe
male light manager nnd "lr. Miss Elizabeth
Tucker, a full blooded Indlan.ls heading eastward
with her brother. I.oncy, a. lightweight. Ilesldea
making matches for the boxer, Mlsa Tucker also
coaches htm from his corner. They are In St.
I-ouls now swatting a matrh between Loney and
Harry Atwood. September 11.
Jack Toland hopes to Impress local fans and
matchmakers with his aggressive ,yi Sa thai, he
can get more matches In Philadelphia. Jack has
been doing a lot of natitlng In Hrooklyn. but he
would rather do most ot his boxing here. Tomor
row night Toland meets a rugged and hard-hitting
opponent tn Heddy Holt at the Kyan Club.
OLYMPIA A. A. Ktft&fc!.
Monday Night, August 38, 830 Hliurp
Johnny Mealey is, Frunkla White
Mickey Donley vs. Tommy O'Kaefe
Joe Hirst vs. Harry (luttle
Sam Itubldeau vs. U'lllle Moore
Johnny Jllaloney vs. Knockout O'Donnell
(World's Am. Champ.) (Gloucester)
AMKHICAN I.KAQUK (IKOUNDH
ATHLETICS vs. CHICAGO
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Reddy Holt vs. Jack Toland
TUKSDVV EVB.VIKU. A f OUST Z. 11
By GHANTLAND KICK
Johnston, Williams, Mctoughlln, Kit
maBac there are tnnny Other good ones,
but ono from this quartet Is pretty euro to
bo on top when tho last match Is finished
nml nnnllini- American champlortshllt has
been established. There va disappoint
ment expressed some time ftKo that all In
ternational flavdr had been taken away
from our championships whore wo could
havo nothlnff feft but civil strife.
Hut this International flavor haa been
added In ft startling way, and from a stnr
Ulna; source. The Dohcrtys, Wilding and
Urooltes hnvo como our way and proved
their valor and their skill, but the shadow
of Kumagao Is now as heaVy across the
courts as any Invading shadow has been
PRINCETON FOOTBALL MEN
TO REPORT SEPTEMBER 12
PKINCETON, N. J., AUff. SS,
CAPTAIN" KllAN'K TltHVOlt 11000. 2d,
of the 191C Princeton football team, has
called his fellow gridiron warriors to report
for duty on September 12, and from present
indications 100 men will respond to the
At first glanco Captain Hogg and the
coached will faco a big Job this year In
tholr cqort to mold a winning team, but
while tho available material Is of ques
tionable merit, tho coaching staff Is recog
nized as tho most expert Princeton hao had
In many years, and all Princeton has given
It full confidence.
Eleven flrst-itrlng men, all of -whom re
ceived tho varsity letter, havo been lost
from lant ycar'a team, but several of the
substitutes wcro of talont equally as great
as that of tho first choices. Candidates
from last year's freshman class hold fair
promlso and should respond to varsity
In particular, tho weakest points In the
embryo 11, an evidenced nt this early
stage, are quarterback, tho ends nnd the
tackles. Tho positions of greatest strength
should be the halfbacks and fullbacks, for
which thero aro a number of candidates of
almost equal merit. At the guard positions
Captain Hogg nnd N'ourso doubtless will
retain their po&ts and ndd strength to tho
vital Jiart of tho Tiger machine.
Although tho university has delayed Its
opening until October 10 In order to obvl
ato any danger from infantile paralysis.
It Is expected that tho football plans will
progress according to schedule. .It Is as
sured that tho practice will open Septem
ber 12, nnd It Is likely that tho first game,
with Holy Cross on September 30. will bo
taken earo of. Thero Is a game with N'orth
Carolina University scheduled for October
7, and by tho tlmo tho students havo re
turned the season will bo well under wny.
It, Mm nnftt.
The Jap star, being atone, Is up against
terrltlo odds. Hut when a man Is playing
fine tennis odds aro soon wiped out. Who
thought last summer that young Johnston
had any chanco to beat Karl liehr, Norrls
Williams and Maurlco Mclaughlin In suc
Pitchers may come or pitehert po
For pitchers huve a tcay Uke thatt
Out whether fatt or whettier slow,
Or tchether thin or whether fat,
When it comes ilown to one atono
Who holds 7il rule above the throng,
Step out, old boy, and arab the throne,
For iot belong.
Pitchers ma flash or pitchers fads,
As pitchers do along the tool,
Or whether born or whether made,
Still held as rulers of the ftavi
But when it comes to romping through
Tho rival field from totoii to town,
Step out. old dog, and get tjour due,
Yon own the crown.
An argument was started a day or two
ago as to tho namo of tho greatest Ameri
can lawn tennis star learned, Wronn,
Whitman, McLoughlin, Williams or John
ston. There Is no way to round up this query
with facts, but the younger Doherty whllo
playing hero stated that In his opinion Mal
colm Whitman was tho greatest tho gamo
had ever known "greater," ho said, "than
any knows him to be who ncvor has mot
him In competition when ho was near his
Which recalls tho fact that Harvard haB
como fairly closo to ruling the lawn tennis
field, with such entries as Wronn. Whitman,
Vrlght, Clothier, Word and Williams, who
havo held at least half tho championships
In tho last 20 years.
Aftar all this discussion as to whether
Boston, Chicago or St. Louis would bound
coyly away with tho pennnnt, what a tidy
Uttlo opening Is left for Detroit to operate
ono of thoso September finishes and upset
tho cntlro pall of dopel Tho best tip In
Detroit's favor Is that no
Jennings to win.
" hu bckg
"It Never Can Happen Atfala"
A golfer had a two-foot ult 4
With Which to loin i LPt".
.Ami when he missed he Just m - 4
Itow )crv droll." im ofdwT
September gives promise of btlr .J
a rnontli-Bs months go. vn,.i ?..Wlt:
nnisn in tho two major leaeiu iKVi l
bf the tennis chamnionshit. !t
champlonshlD. Mr. wii. Y.,r...ul'f51f-J
20-round route nnd a number of5n' l1
ends, tho first autumnal session sVA1 1
Its place a. tho big trionth7fnth.yi(i
Mnxtms of tho Nineteenth Hole
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And tho beaten army In th. gr.it f
shallf know for more of tho bll ttM
The Ked Sox Chanco
In rcsfionan tn nt Inns ,. .
queries about the lied Sox clianeVW
American Leaeue. tht 2J. -"2
available to havo anything betttrV.'?'!
even break, tho Ited Sox must H i!
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crwlse the Journeying will b ii .
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owns llvo eatnoa rtn.. .i"" fM I
last western triD'UOston wm, i." ..Vn.f
games all that any club can bi
.i,w".from Ica1n rivals oa
Held. Yet tho lied Sox tn im i
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on thoVad. n 0Ulr asUrn ;
Yanks, Nationals and Athletlci all I... ,
Played poorly In tho West h9 "C
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improvement hardly will bo aufflei,;. .
help Boston If she foroea ?S f.!,to
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last long trip on!
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