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THE, WASHINGTON HEBAID, MONDAY, MARCH 27, 1911.
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McAleer Reads Riot Act to Second Baseman Cunningham '
Nationals' Manager Gives Second Baseman to Under
stand He Will Tolerate Loafing No Longer.
By WILLIAM FEET.
Srrcafp The Washington Herald.
-"AtuSta, Ga., March 26. Manager Mc
Aleer to-night read the riot act to Sec
ond Baseman Bill Cunningham and gave
the joungster to understand that unless
he got himself Into condition when the
American League season opened that
Wid Conroy -would be found at second
base. In order tliat the youngster might
understand that McAleer was in deadly
earnest he was informed that his salary
would not start until he (Cunningham)
was in shape to play.
According to Manager McAleer Cun
ningham is twenty pounds overweight,
and every ounce of this wall have to come
off before the joungster is permitted to
play second base in the big series.
Said Manager Jim to-night: "My
patience is exhausted with Cunningham.
"Ve have been here three weeks and he
nas lost just one pound. He does not
show the right disposition and thinks he
can take off weight by sleeping. Cun
ningham tips the scales at 1S3 pounds,
and for his height should weigh 169. He
lias simply got to work off twenty pounds
between now and the time the season
opens or I shall not start him; neither
-will he draw any salary until he gets
himself into condition.
"1 cannot understand Cunningham.
Here's. Gabby Street, who has already
worked off ten pounds and is out hustling
e cry day. Street is a veteran, but shows
twice as much life as docs Cunningham."
McAleer further claims that Cunning
ham is lazy and makes no bones of
amg so in front of all the players. He
sas he has treated the youngster fairly
and given him opportunity, and that now
Cunningham will have to show him.
Immediately after the practice Saturday
McAleer instructed Business Manager
Lehman to telegraph to Philadelphia for
a rubber shirt, which Cunningham will
be ordered to wear, in the hope of ex
Cuunincbiuii's Side of Case.
Cunningham s side of the story is this:
He said to the writer- "I was asked not
to play basket-ball this winter, and did
not do s-o, taking things easy at my
home in Schnectady. I know I took on a
lot of weight, and reported twenty pound3
heaier than uhen I quit plajing ball
last fall I thought at. soon as we got
South I would hae lltUe trouble in train
ing down, but for some reason or other
1 cannot do it Goodness knows I try
hard enough "
ccording to Trainer Quirk, Cunning
ham reduced his weignt by six pounds
during the hrst two weeks here, but the
l.ibt three or four cold dajs prevented
him from getting up a sweat, and he
took it all on again
It is doubtful if the Regulars and Sham
locks will meet to-morrow morning, as
the grounds .it Ponce de Leon Park are
sure to be wet and heay, owing to the
hard rain which started late Saturday
night and continued most of the day to
day Manager McAleer stated ths afternoon
that he was trying to place three of
1 is new recruits v ith other clubs, pre
sumabl in the minor leagues He would
not sa juht wnere, nor would he name
the men He al-o added that he thought
it mcfct likely all of the squad would be
brought back to "Washington, and that
he would let ojt those lie did not in
tend to keep before the first of Ma.
It seems that there is a possibility of
Doc Ralston not going to Atlanta, as
this club would be forced to pay a good
stiff price for him. and Manager Otto
Jordan rather balks at the proposition
Ralbton has alread cost the Washing
ton manarement $1,500, which sum was
paid the Akron management last sum
mer with the understanding that if
Ralston made good before May 15, 1911.
the Nationals would plank down $2,000
more. Now it is up to Otto Jordan. If
he can see nib way clear to paying this
amount Ralston will probably play in
Atlanta, if not it is more than likely he
"HI be turned back to Akron
Sbeji y Must Make Good.
Pitcher Fred Sherry will be Risen one
mare week to show Manager Jim some
thing. Up to the present time Sherry
has complained of a lame arm and
.shoulder, but seems to be rounding into
come sort of form. Sherry has yet tc
pitch m. one of the club series, but will
s&ave to take his turn in the box this
week, and tocldcntaJiy be forced to show
renough class to warrant holding on to
him much longer. Sherry has thus far
sheen a mystery, and McAleer is not
tfetiuug for the mystery stuff. He wants
to ceo a pitcher deliver the goods, and
only a few days are- left In which Sheeny
must com across
The boys spent the day quietly, roost
of them going to church in the morning
and in the afternoon lounging around
the hotel lobby or in their rooms. The
New Tork Highlanders drifted in before
breakfast and old acquainances were re
oiewod. TBATNTNG CAMP NOTES.
Manager and CapL Hal Chase, of the
Highlanders, Is about the most optimistic
iperson one would ask to meet He says:
Te got the material this year. The
boys axe in great shape right now and
we are going to finish right up among
the leaders '
Dixie Walker asked permission, which
was granted, to spend Sunday at his
"home in Birmingham, only a few hours'
ride from Atlanta. He was ordered to be
on the job bright and early Monday
Chief Swain has about recovered from
his recent Illness and will be out in a
The Yankees' great pitcher, Russell
Ford, and Walter Johson, of the Na
tionals, greeted each other warmly this
morning "You're looking great, Rus
sell." said Walter
"Same to jou. and then some." echoed
Wid Conror will surprise the Washing
ton fans when he reports. The veteran
looks about twice as fast as he did at
any time last season.
Doc Gessler has an odd contract with
the Washington club this year, and' one
which calls for a lot of heavy hitting If
he hopes to rake in the shekels.
When Washington obtained Gessler
from the Boston Red Sox two jears
ago, the "sawbones" was pulling down
n big salary, and of course the Na
tionals assumed the responsibufty, and
in order to make Gessler perfectly happy
.he waa tendered a contract at the be-
MUST GET IN
AT ONCE OR GO
ginning of last season at the same fig
ures, but he did not hit in his old-time
form, and experienced one of the poorest
J ears of his professional career.
"When a contract was sent Gessler this
winter a substantial cut was made, and
it was for this reason that the big
fielder held out until he had a chance
to talk with Manager McAleer and
As has been previously staled, Gessler
signed his contract when President Noyes
was m Atlanta, but a clause was In
serted In the document to the effect that
if he batted at a certain Pgure, presum
ably around the .300 mark, he would be
paid a bonus at the close of the season,
amounting to the terms of his last year's
contract. So Gessler has every induce
ment offered to break up a few gamps
with some of those old-time long drives.
And he says he is going to do it, too.
Chief Swain and Charley Conway, both
tipping the scales around the 200 mark,
engaged in a catch-as-catch-can wrest
ling bout after practice jesterday, and
had it out hot and heavy on the grass.
Jim McAleer refereed and rendered his
decision a draw, although Conway was
the aggressor and many claimed should
ha-veywon on points.
Hugh Fullerton. the well-known Chi
cago baseball writer, who was here with
the Cubs Thursday and Friday, pulled
one of the best stories eer told about
Germany Schaefer. Here's the story:
"Five years ago, during the final 'White
Sox-Detroit series," said Fullerton, "I
dropped Into Joe Cantillon's Log Cabin
saloon one night and found a crowd of
ball players in the place, all of whom
were discussing the outcome of the
American League pennant race, as at
that time Chicago was leading by a
scant margin and two other clubs were
giving them an awful fight,
"Somebody opened up on the pitchers,
telling how much better were the "White
Sox flingers than those of the other
American League clubs, and then I but
ted In and said: That's right, those
"White Sox twirlers hae something on
the rest of the gujs, for the reason that
they possess, brains and most of you
mutts haven't an.'
"I had to explain what I meant and
told them about Doc White, how he al
ways Kept Ms ejes open and if he saw
a batter half asleep he always shot a
fast one over the plate before the man
could swing at it,
"Schaefer finally agreed with me. and
mprmunng. 'I'll remember that, old boy,
and you can bet Doc White will never
catch me napping again.'
"Schaefer made good his threat, too.
for the next day "White was pitching for
Chicago against Detroit and the score
stood 1 to 0 in favor of the Windy City
boj s when the ninth opened. Schaefer
was out of the game with a broken
thumb, but was sent in to bat for the
Detroit pitcher. When Germany step
ped up to the plate the Tigers had a
man on first base Two hands were
down, and Germany, remembering Ful
lerton's words the night before, let the
first ball go by and stood in a careless
attitude, looking into the grand stand,
but with one e on White. The doctor,
thinking he had the Dutchman napping,
shot a fast one right over the plate
waist high. Schaefer was ready for it
and walloped the ball into the left field
bleachers for a. home run.
"Here's here the funny part comes
in. Schaefer took his time gMng around
the bases and paid his respects to every
innelder on the way around. I'll bet if
Schaefer told what he said to the boys
It would make good reading, but we
never found out. That home run won
the game for the Tigers."
The writer hunted up Schaefer and
asked him if he remembered the in
cident, and he said he did. He was
urged to tell what he said to the boys
while making the circuit, and with a
grin replied. "Oh, I only gave them
my respects and Jold them I was glad
to seer them "
training 'camp BETEFS.
John Henry sat on thaCJiicago Cub3"
bench during both games played against
the Atlanta Crackers and watched Frank
Chance perform on the initial bag. "I've
learned a lot watching that fellow play
the sack," was Henry's comment.
At last Pitcher Fred Sherry begins
to show something. The big fellow Is
gradually working the lameness out
of his arm, and on Friday used an
effectne underhand "spitter" which had
the boys guessing.
Walter Johnson continues to take on
weight. He has gained about ten pounds
since tho club has been in Atlanta, and
is Just about up to his right weight
A letter to Jack Lclivelt from Royal
Rooter Frenchy, Friday notified Jack
that Frenchy had shipped him three
bats, which, according to the rooter, would
cause the big fielder to hit around tho
.400 mark. "Those bats cannot come
any too quickly to suit me," remarked
Fred Corbin continues to wallop the
ball In practice The speedy little out
fielder looks better every day.
Chief Swain has also found his bat
ting eje, and has improved 50 per cent
in his hitting since he joined the club
here. With about fifteen pounds more
weight off, Swain will make them all
hustle for one of the outfield Jobs.
Norman Klberfeld did not put on a
uniform Thursday, complaining of vio
lent pains in his back and legs. He said,
"I know I'm going to be laid up for
a month," which caused some of the
scribes to send out bear stories, for
which they arc sorry now, as the fol
lowing day Klberfeld appeared on the
field in uniform and looked like the
Million Dollar Kid.
Clyde Milan says Eddie Ainsmlth is
35 per cent better than last season both
in catching and hitting.
Tom Hughes will be ready to take
his turn In the box next Monday. The
Atlanta osteopath who Is treating him
is doing the big fellow a lot of good.
Lelivelt and Mike Kahoe are room
mates, and get along together like a
couple of Kilkenny cats. Jack Is an
awful kidder, and Kahoe refuses to
look on the bright side of life. At that,
neither one wants to dissolve partner
ship. Chief Swain, Warren Miller and Fted
Sherry sneak off to Miller's room di
rectly dinner la over and play pinochle
uaui iir-jq, the time set to.'-turn is."
MAY MAKE TEAM.
Emmett McCarthy DolnK Good "Work
at "Wesleyan College.
Emmett McCarthy, former scholastic
star of Washington, is out for the base
ball team at Wesleyaji College and
will probably make the team. McCarthy
Is hitting the ball hard these days and
catching in mldseason form, his throw
ing to the bases being especially good.
GIANTS' YANNIGANS WIN.
Fait Game from
lonlo, 3 to 1.
San Antonio, March :6. The flying
squadron of Gothamite youngsters took
the San Antonio League club down the
lllne this afternoon by the score of 2 tol
in a game tnat was leaiurea oy tne sup
port given Jenkins by the Giant Yan
nlgans. Jenkins went the whole route
for the visitors, and aside from one in
ning and a little wildness at the close,
his work was very steady.
PANTHERS LOSE TO GIANTS.
Mixed Team Defeats Fort Worth. In
y Fast Time.
Fort Worth. Tex., March 36. A mixed
team of New York Giants saw and con
quered the Panthers this afternoon In
the remarkable time of 1 hour and 5 min
utes. 2 to a The score:
New Tock.... 10000000 -i 7 1
Fort Worth 000000000-0 2 2
Batteries Ames, Shon&z, and Schlei; Aprleton.
Holly, and McMnrray.
STRIKES OUT SEVEl.
DrncUe Does Good Work for Giants
Dallas, Tex . March A. The Giant
regulars, with Dojle and Snodgrass miss
ing from the line-up, plaed their final
game in Dallas this afternoon and won
by a score of 6 to 3.
Aside from the excellent pitching of
Drucke and Marquard and Devore's hard
hitting, the game was neer more than
mildly exciting, as the Giants were in
front all the waj.
Drucke struck out sevn of his former
team maws during the live innings he
was on duty, and Marquard breezed six
in the last four The score
New York 10110210O- S 4
Dallas . . .. 00020001 0-3 S J
Batteries Drucke. Manjuard and Mejtss. Heboid,
Murphy, and Gibson.
LEAGUE MEETS TO-NIGHT.
Independence Circuit Calls Impor
A meeting of the Independence League is
called for to-night at the residence of
A. W. Roarkes. 1&J2 North Capitol street.
All managers are requested to atend, as
important matters are to be considered.
One Important matter that will come
before the board will be the advisability
of the league otlng for or against the
changes in the consideration of the ama
teur commission, which are recommended
in the report of the rules committee.
McGEAW SELLS FOES Y THE.
First Baseman old to Dallas (TexJ
Dallas, Tex., March 26. Manager Mc
Graw made the first important deal of
the Giants' training season to-day when
he sold First Baseman Forsvthe to the
Dallas club for a cash consideration and
a first choice string on Pitcher Mc
Adams, the sensation of the Texas
spring season. McAdams held the Chi
cago White Sox to three hits in eleven
fnnlngs a week ago. Owner Comiskey
made a big offer for him. but was re
McGraw and the regulars will leave to
morrow morning for Birmingham, Ala ,
for a series of games. A team of young
sters will remain here for a week in
charge of Artie Latham.
EECETVES GOOD 0FFEE.
Wanted by Norfolk (Va.), hi the VurinU Learae.
Tremont A. C. Meeting.
A special meeting of the Tremont Ath
letic Club has been called for next
Tuesday at 7:30 p. m.. at Seventh and L
streets northwest. It is urgently re
quested that every member be present
as a ery Important question is to be
PLAYERS CHEER WHEN
Atlanta, Ga., March 26. The members of the Washington baseball team,
now in training here, attended a concert one night last week, and for a closing
number, the band struck up "Dixie." No sooner had this number been ren
dered than Clyde Milan. Gabby Street, and Dixie Walker Jumped to their feet
and cheered' like a bunch of college boys. Other members of the team won
dered what it was all about, but they had not been vborn and raised In the
South, and, of course, could not understand.
The trio mentioned are the only Southerners on the Nationals, and down
here In Atlanta are right at home. They point with pride at what 'the South
is doing, and their enthusiasm la contagious.. Milan-and Walker still carry
around-avith them the characteristic Southern drawl, but Street has been out
in the West so long that he talks like a( full-blooded Tankee.
street was born and.snent his early life In the 'little hamlet of Huntavllle,
Ala.;-Mllanhails from 'Linden Tenn.,
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The South has been kind to the Nationals, for Milan is recognlted as one
ot the best little outfielders in the American League; Street la.as good a catcher
as any. club would want, while Dixie Walker, although only la his eeoaa,,,year
with a major league dub, possesses ail tbe earmarks of a,iwinnliurtarlrlM.
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Who Joins tho Old Point Athletic Association of
SUESS MAY JOIN
Gets Offer to Play with John
son City Team.
Tony Suess, last j ear with Columbia
101, has received an offer to play with
the Johnson City (Tenn.) team. In the
Suess has played around town for
several seasons, being a member of the
Twining Athletic Club, Ninth Street.
and Columbia Printers' nines. He has
played the outfield and first bas po
sitions, but is best known for his good
work behind the bat f
The Columbia athlete Is 5 feet 11
Inches in height, weighs 173 pounds.
and Is a right-hand batter.
He hit o pr .200 In tho nnst-spiisnn
series last fall, and finished the season
in the Sunday School and Marquette
leagues with a fat average.
If Suess decides to leave Washington
he will Immediately he tried out be
hind the bat by the Southerners.
GETS ADAMS TEAM
Senate Nine Applies for Place
hi the Circuit.
Adams Express was awarded a fran
chise in the District League at a meet
ing at the Alojslus club yesterday mom
ing, and the application of the Senate
baseball team was placed In the hands
of the secretary.
An application for a franchise was pre
sented bya team which is at present
a member of another league, but the
officials desire the name of the club
witheld at this time. However, it is
understood the Senate nine will be ad
mitted, which will complete the circuit.
This morning a force of carpenters will
start work on the new fence which will
inclose Gonzaga Park. A clubhouse will
be erected In the southwest corner of
the field, which will contain shower baths
and other improvements.
A discussion of the constitution com
mittee's report was held, but the recom
mendations were tabled, to be considered
when the report of the cemmittee on the
personnel of the league nnmes the sixth
club which will compose the circuit. The
committee on the constitution is com
posed of Messrs. Lultich. Handiboe, and
O'Connor The committee on the per
sonnel of the league, which was ap
pointed yesterday to investigate the
strength of the two teams applying for
franchises, consists of Messrs. Handiboe
Much difference of opinion regarding
the right of the amateur commission to
select the make of baseballs to be used
by the various leagues prevailed, and a
committee consisting of Messrs. Doyle,
Johnson, and Kraft was named to report
on this matter.
Most of the managers are In favor of
the stand which the amateur commis
sion has taken as to the barring out of
Maurice O'Connor, manager of the
Aloyslus club, was asked for his opinion
and said: "Personally I am In favor of
amateur baseball, and believe the com
mission has hit the right plan to clean
up the sport. The two years might be
changed to one. year, as I believe two
seasons' banishment js far too severe a
penalty to Impose upon those players
who go away to play professional base
ball." President S.'E.-Beach presided. Those
present were A. A. Ormsby, secretary;
J. F. Waters, of Adams Express; Maur
ice O'Connor, of Aloysius; C R. Kraft,
of the Bureau of Engraving and Print
ing; W. N. Handiboe. of tho Commis
sioners, and C. P. Johnson, of Colum
The board was In session for nearly
two hours and adjourned to meet again
Sunday at H o'clock.
BAND PLAY "DIXIE."
and Walker was brought up near Bir-
MANAGER CORNELL AFTER
Hungry Tigers Await Opening of Baseball Season
with Confidence Club Will Be Greatly
By X. T. WORLKY.
With a confidence born of continued
success on the local sand lots, the Cor
nell Company baseball team, from its
sporty manager down to the bat boy, is
out after a third pennant this season.
There's an old saying about the pitcher
which; went to the well too often being
broken In the end, but .the Brentwood
leader and his hungry Tigers can't sec
It that way they want the pennant, and
If jou will believe Mr. Cornell, they will
Although many of the stars of the
Paperhanger nine will be seen in fast
company this year, Buscher, the crack
pitcher of the club, in particular, being
missed, the Cornell team will undoubt
edly be one of the best In Washington.
With the announcement that. Nojes
will play with the Charlottee. N C,
club, in the Carolina Association, Man
ager Cornell will depend on one of his
new players, P. R. Lynn by name, to
take care of the backstop position. Ljnn
has seen service in the Tri-State League,
and if he lives up to his reputation, must
be a corking good man
The pitching department, which means
so much to an amateur team, will be
particularly strong Sherman Green, the
Catholic I'niverslty star, has been signed
to do the flinirlnir. And with Norrls and
Harding, another new Dlaver. the Paper-
hangers have nothing to fear as to weak
ness In the pitching staff
Harding is a Brentwood man. big and
tall, with lots of speed, and is a close
double in appearanco to Phil Buschtx.
Macdonald on Flrat Base.
First base will be taken care of by
Cy Macdonald, whose ability to scoop
them up out of the dirt and line them
over the fence Is well known In these
parts. In fact, 'tis said Cy gets fat play
ing baseball, and having fallen off con
siderably lately, he is thinking of getting
back Into the game. Many believe he
cannot be equaled in Washington as j.
guardian of the initial corner, and the
addition of Cy to the Tiger band is one
of the most pleasing bits of news from
their training headquarters.
The rest of the Infield will also be well
looked after Tobln, a Catholic Univer
sity man. will probably hold down second
base Merrill Vaughn will take care of
the third cushion, while Skects Hayes and
, Ray King will be used on short
Hayes is some fielder and a natural
born batter, and he is plajing a grand
game at present for the Bankers King
is a new man, but he is well known In
the Sunday School League for his work
last ear with Langdon.
Vaughn was in the Departmental
League last season and also with Man
ager Cornell's Goldsboro Goldbricks. He
played up to his true form all last sea
son until he injured his ankle and was
forced out of the game for a while at
the most critical stage. He has played in
the Cotton States and Western leagues
and is one of Washington's cleanest and
best third sackers.
Jimmy Keane. Al Handiboe. if he can
get away from that Petersburg bunch;
Billy Marceron, and Harold Phipps will
be "the four outfielders carried by the
Tigers They are all fast men. heavy
stickers, and know the game about as
well as any four men playing amateur
baseball In Washington.
Hessler, of Catholic University, and
Sam Edmonston may play with Manager
Cornell, and if he lands these two he
will have a real champion team.
TlRrer' Xew JUcknamr.
Mr. Cornell having taken a dislike to
the nickname of Goldsboro Goldbricks.
which was awarded his outfit last year,
announces the new nickname for the
coming season, the Dingbats. Fans will
please take notice, as the Tigers are a
superstitious lot and fear their pennant
chances may be ruined by the use of
last year's name.
H. S Johnston, of the American Secur
ity and Trust Company, played his
lost game of the present season with
the Bankers Saturday, having an
nounced his intention of quitting the
game on account of Ills eyes, which have
been giving him considerable trouble of
Harry Reach, who has signed to play
with the Old Point Athletic Association
in the New Tidewater League, of Vir
ginia, will depart on April 5.
Eddie Carroll, who received a flattering
offer v6 play with Norfolk In the Vir
gfnte League, has decided to stay in
Washington, because it will be Impos
sible for him to get leave of absence
from the government office In which he 13
at present employed.
Claude Brady has received notice to re
port to Danville at once.
Reports from Baltimore and Savannah
are to the effect that the Washington
boys playing with these clubs are doing
nicely and probably will make good.
Buscher has been doing the flinging in
practice recently, and Manager Dunn is
favorably Impressed with his showing.
A man of Buscher's height and build can
easily be trained If he has the speed
and curves, and this Is the plan on which
the Oriole manager Js working.
Kelly Harrlss has been hitting the ball
well, and has made a very favorable Im
pression by his excellent work with the
Dick Robertson has practically clinched
his job with Savannah. In the game with
the Athletics recently he fanned several
of the star players with the White Ele
phants, notably Eddie Collins, who whiffed
twice, and his work has steadily Ira-
Tho Savannah Press, speaking of Dick,
"Robertson, thtfoungr amateur pitcher
from "Washington, D. C, showed remark
able form while In tbe box. and If he
keeps up his work the next two or three
frames he is assured a position. Facing
some of the best batters In the baseball
world, he worked like a veteran, twice
fannms the famous Eddie Collins, and
turning tho same trick on CapL Davis
once. At all times he was cool and col
lected,, and mcr on bases did not seem
to worry him in the slightest. He pitched
better ball. It seemed, when he got Into
Always the Same.
Vila r Street H. W. 'Phoae Mmla 1141.
MbU Private ZteMvcty.
holes than when all was clear sailing.
His exhibition was mnst flnlRhpn for an
amateur breaking into professional ranks
that the writer has seen."
Harry Dodd, writing for the Savannah
Morning News, says some nice things
about Thompson, the former Terminal
Railroad Y. M. C. A. player, and the
holder of the District strike-out record
for a nine-inning game. Dodd says:
"Through some misunderstanding, it
was thought by the local authorities
that Thompson, the recruit from Wash
ington, D. C. was an outfielder. Fol
lowing his appearance here for practice,
the youngster was assigned eo the gar
dens and played right field In several
of the games against the Athletic reg
ulars However. the player came
thither with the Intention of trying out
for one of the berths on tfto pitching
sian He has inrormed Manager Magoon
to this effect, and jesterday was given
a long work-out with one of the catchers.
"Thompson pitched for the Valdosta
semi-pro team last season and was con
sidered one of the best twirlers in that
section of the country. Before going
there he played with several prominent
amateur clubs In Washington,, where for
several years he has been known as
'Strike-out Thompson, because of the
feat he accomplished In striking out
twenty-three men In a nine-inning game.
Thompson also played for a time with
the Gaithersburg club, a semi-pro outfit
LflX Maryland. He is a rangy youngster.
ffhrows and bats right-handed, and has
good control of his fast and curve balL'
Hare and few are the ctan that are
(TorccaJcd m the uncut bush.
Tho eye of the Biff Leacue CDQt ra far
The jiint rf the future hasefcall tar.
The "Pheaco" of tbe Major Push.
KiUl many a cem of ray serene
M found in the vocds, they uj,
Bat many a priceless arm, I ween.
Is owned by a man with an irory bean.
Who beloncs to the fragrant har.
Clean living is necessary to a success
lul ball plaer, runner, jumper, weight
thrower, boxer, oarsman to any man.
In fact, who needs a clear eye, speed.
endurance, and courage. There h.ive
been a few great athletes who dissipated
but they never last. Their natural
ability carries them along for a while,
but when they begin to go down they go
down suddenly, and they never come up
It is impossible to hy down a certain
routine that will fit all caes. Different
athletes need different kinds and differ
ent degrees of work. Some need very
'ittle training; some a great deal to at
'ain the same proficiency But there is
jne rule that must always be observed
to bring out the best in jou. Clean
living, plenty of sleep, plain food, and
never too much food, and with that
moderate amount of physical work. If
you observe this you will be an athlete,
even If you never compe:e in any branch
. We know a man who was a trained
athlete twenty-flve jears ago.
He has not competed during that
twenty-five years, but h has always
lived by the rules that govern an ath
lete. To-day, at fifty-two, he ts per
fectly health, strong as an ox. and
looks about thirty-five years of age.
Does It pay? It certainly does.
Catholic University nas been fixing up
the baseball grounds during the past two
weeks, until the field is Ko per cent bet
ter than last season.
A1TDEEWS TELMS MOSES.
Paper Boys Come Ont on Top in
Heavy Dattlnsr Game.
R. P. Andrews and W. B. Moses, both
of the Commercial league, played a
seven-inning practl.-e game on the league
grounds jesterday, the former coming
out on top with the big end ot a 15 to
Quantrelle, Andrews' big twirler, pttch
d splendid ball, but was given very poor
support by his team mates. He made
thirteen of the Moses bunch take a
backset via the strikeout route. G. Mar
tin, for the losers, hit well, getting four
K. P. ANDREWS.
R. II. PO. A. E.
Howell, lb 2
McGuuion, rf. 0
J. Mulfey. Z
K. Quantrelle, p. 1
Orabb. b 0
O. Quantrelle, c 2
Clements, 3b. 3
Rarland, 3 -
Oliteri. cf 0
Webber, rf and lb 3
W. It. MOSKS.
C Martin If
G. Martin. 2b.
Bofman. M-. ..
Charnbcrlm, p. and rf. ,..
Krana, cf .
C. R. Martin, rf. and p.-
13 10 3
R. H PO.
Totals 13 10 a T T
R T. Andrew. 0 10 4 9 1 0-13
W. B. Motct :001!l 3-U
lft on base-R. P. Andrews. 7. W. R. Moim, 5.
Flrat base on bil! Off Chamberlw. 3 oft JLanin.
I. off Quantrelle, 3. Inning pitched Dj Cbamber
hn. 4; bT Martin. 3. lilts made Off Chambrrlin.
4: off llartln. T. Strode out-Ity Chamberlin. 6; by
Martin. ! by Quantrelle. 13. Two-base tut Howell.
J. Mulrry. Dements, G. Martin. Stolen bases
Howell, K. Qnantrdre (3), Crabbie, Garland (3. (!.
Martin, Hoffman. Hit by pitcher By Quantrelle
(Achton). L"mire Mr, Williams, Time of game
1 boor and SO mirmtes.
HTGHT.ATTOEBS AT ATLANTA.
Chasea Xevr York qnad Ready for
Games irith Crackers.
Atlanta, Ga.,--March O. Catcher Ed
Sweeney, who came on ahead from Ath
ens, was here this morning when the
Highlanders drifted in from Augusta.
The big catcher was ailing when he left
Athens, but says he is again fit as can be.
He and Russell Ford will be the New
York battery tn one of the games to be
played here. It was In Atlanta that they
first began to acquire fame as a. battery.
Yesterday In Augusta before the game
Ford cut loose o,ce or twice for the first
time this season.
Flar Howard University April B.
A fast and"" interesting game is ex
pected on the Howard campus when the
War and Navy Club, of the Colored De
partmental League, under the manage
ment of Frank -Brawner, clash with the
fast team at Howard University on
The scJlors are expected to put up a
hard fight "for the flag in the Colore!
League, and with the acquisition of
"Pete" Hollln, who is considered the
Ntrt colored amateur catcher in the DiJ
trict. they expect to present a formidable
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It is quite easy to tell you of
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The new low cdt models are in
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Tans will be more popular this
season than ever before.
"Teck" Shoes are priced from
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Mackey and ProUos Matched.
Thursday night at the Lyceum Theater
Rob Roy Mackey. welter-weight cham
pion of the District, and Jim Frokos.
Greek champion of England and America,
will meet In a handicap wrestling match.
Prokoa is to throw Mackey three times
In an hour, and If Mackey gains a fall
ha wins, fat O'Connor vlU offlclafa.
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