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THE WASHUTGTOH HEBALD, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 1911.
Both American and National Leagues Open Season To-day j
SOX IN CAPITAL,
WORK AT GEORGETOWN
Boston Team Puts On Finishing Touches in Prepara
tion for Season's Opening To-day.
By PAUL H. SHA"NON.
(Baseball writer on the Bo4on Tost, with tie Bed
Sox team )
On the stately heights of Georgetown,
far above the dancing waters of the Po
tomac, the Boston Red Sox went through
their last preliminary practice of the
season here csterday afternoon, and
while the Georgetown college boys looked
curiously on, the men who hope to make
a winning fight In this season's pennant
chase wound up the sensational spring
trip of 1911
The Washington grounds, cleared of
the long-standing debris, hae betn
groomed and put into first-class shape,
.ind to-day when the bell rings e cry
thing will be in readiness
Just before noon yesterday the Red
Sox regulars reached the Capital after
a ride of twenty-he hours from Chicago
The men were prettj well fagged out, for
the have had a surfeit of railroad trael
during the last three weeks, and those
who were eager for a work-out ester
day were few and far between But
Capt. Wagner, with the duties of man
ager, as well as captain, upon his broad
shojlders, was determined that the So
should take advantage of the nice
weather, and at 1 o clock the men were
taken out to tha Georgetown 'varsity
grounds and put through a livel prac
tice of two hours
In the absence of Engle. who stopped
at his home m Davton. Ohio, on the
wav East, the regulars found themselves
minus the services of cen a utility
mfielder, as Purtell, Jinvrin and Nebin
ger were all over at Boston Harrv
Hooper therefore, had to cover the third
sack in order to give the three rem-un-mg
members of the mheld some lialf
ofcent practice Harrv is a grand out
f.elder but he could never plav third
basp on Or Greene s club
Evei-v one of the pitchers was made to
dr. his share of hard work, and Iarr
Papf .ind Ed Karger were kept busv for
mor than an hour tossing to the men
in battinc practice Tommie Madden and
jack Kleinow .ilternated behind the bat,
end both men showed up to advantage
"Wnsrnor In Poor hape.
apt Wagner eem; to be in poor
shape or rather, his arm i- nothing
1 Tie the usual Wagner whip He caught
cold more than a vveel ago, and al
tl ugh he has never compl lined, it is
giving him a lot of bother Yesterdav
h took no chance, but simplv lobbed
the ball across the field
Madden pegged niceiv tc secord. but
J.i K Kleinow surprised even one bv
his work behind the bat .md at batting
frictire too he how -d clouting abili
ties never before Mipeted He looked
s good to Wagner thit Heinle feels that
he is the logical --election for catcher in
the opening game and ven if Manager
Innovin does ol ject " acner will most
1 kelv lnve his w iv
Xeit er Wood nor Cicottc was ustd m
pit lung r""atiee, and this mikes It prac
licallv lertain that one of these twirlers
will start on the slab against the Na
tl mil-. It was it first evpeeted that
ile ltotte would be the man selected
to open he ball and he ha been rest
ing up fc r the past three davs in an
t pan n rf the clash, but Wood has
been rorrng so stronelv that the Boston
sneed pitcher now anpears to be the man
who will lie depended upon to down the
National ill the first clash of Itll.
W alter Jchn-on w is originally sched
uled to face the Boston hatters in the
rpeninc h-ittle, hut on account of his re
ren disas'cemcnt with the Washington
club and his tardv departure from Kan
sas it is belipved that this honor will
le handed over to our old rival Doll
Grav If Grav starts in against Boston
the chances for a Red Sox ictory look
good, for Doll alwavs was easy for
Wagner s men and baseball history may
repeat itself to-dav
The Nationals are a far stronger aggre
gition thin theH were last season Bob
I pgl.iub has depirted. but a promising
v iimgstpr in the person of Henrv is plav
lng a far better game than ever Robe-t
did Cunningham is pl-ijing a fairly con
sistent g-ime at second while McBride
at short and Elberfeld at third were nev er
better And Washington has a pretty
good outfield in Milan, Lelivelt, and Gess-le-
There is no need of dilating on
Washington's strength behind the bat as
MrAleer has a wonderful pair in Street
anil Ainsmith If the Red Sox expect
to break even with this bunch they will
have to work.
Within the box the pitcher stands,
The catcher dons his mitt;
The men are out upon the field.
Impatient, eager, fit.
Full twenty thousand anxious
Have gathered, one and all;
And wait to hear the umpire
The welcome words, "Play
GAME TO DOVES.
Vnle Linen Good Content Scott
New Haven. Conn. April 11. The Yale
team gave the Boston Nationals a hard
contest to-da when they held them to
a score of 3 to 1 The scoring was all
done in the first inning
The game was featured by sensational
fielding on both bides, Herzog doing bril
liant work for Boston, and Loutrell for
Yale The big leaguers were completely
at the mere of Scott during his stay of
five innings on the mound Score
Herzr s .
Swet ne 2b
10 4 0 11
112 7 11 Memit, 3h
u I u o I sterens. If
Clio; Tcnnuis If
0 1 4 2 0 1 IUlIb lb. .
0 I 1J 1 0 I Caviar c
0 2 3 1 0 1 Ilinlrtle
0 I 0 2 0 I stilhvrll 2h
- I I-nurell. s
3 S 27 13 4 1 Freeman, p.
I sott p
Hartwell p .
It II O A K
0 0 3 0 0
0 0 0 4 0
0 110 1
0 0 10 0
0 O'O 0 0
0 0 4 10
0 0 110
0 2 3 0 0
0 0 3 11
0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 5 0
0 0 0 0 0
Continued from Pnge One.
Yankee "swart Ileatu Mitchell.
Philadelphia. April 11 Yankee Swartz.
of South Africa won a six-round verdict
over loung Mitrh"Il. of Atlantic City,
in the star bout at the Douglas Athletic
Club to-night Mitchell was the taller
and the heavier, hut Swartz had the
speed and skill The South African used
a telling left jab to the face and a
straight right to the heart to win tho
de 1 ion
riiillic Win Fnrrlral ttnme.
Philadelphia. Apnl 11 The Phillies cele
brated the close of the training season
to-dav bv defeating the Vniverslt of
Pennsylvania team In a farcical game,
14 to 2. Manacer Dooin used every player
he had. except Paskert and Branstield.
twentv-two In all but the collegians were
determined to lo--e Score.
IU H. K
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Philadelphia. 30433010 x II 13 (
IJaturws ImUy. Clarke, and Oaens. Tliomas,
Alexander Sbnltz Ileebe, and Doom. McDonoaca.
Jackson, and Moron.
Itny Hnrtnell Mnrrierl.
Philadelphia. April 11 Roy A. Hart-
sel. of Golden, Colo t shortstop on the
New lork American League baseball
team, which opens here with the Ath
letics to-morrow and Miss Ella. M, Steeb
ins, of the same city, took out a mar
riage license here this afternoon and
were married later In thp day.
Boston at Wnnliington.
Jew York nt Philadelphia.
Cleveland nt St. Louis. .
Chlcngo at Detroit.
Philadelphia at 'eir York.
St. LouIh at Chicago.
Brooklyn at Ronton.
Plttsbarfr at Cincinnati.
COTTON STATES LEAGUE.
At Tlcloburs-Vicfciburr. S; Hattlesbms, i
SOUTH ATLAJTIC LEAGUE.
At Satannah Karannlb. S; Columbia, 3.
At Jacisoarillc-Jaducorme. 3; Columbus, 5. Sec
cod same: Jaducarille, T; Columbus, 2.
I Total . 1 4 27 1
JWton .3 0000000 03
lsl 10000000 0-1
Tn-o-ha-v hiti flark Parsons. SU-vem. IriWe
PV-'""rev to Carhart. herne tr Tenner. Bases
on ba!l-n Hartnell I Hit by ,itclier-Hv Par
ww I In HartT-ell L strurs out Br Jeeman
I br sco:t 1 by Parsons 2. Wild piteli-Hart
vII 5toIen bases-,oode Herzoe Miller
-eenev. baoifice hit Triiney Umpires Messrs.
Klrm and Dojle Time of same 1 hour and 45
minutes. Attendance 2.7CO
GIA2TTS IN FORM.
Team, 7S to 1.
Xew York. April 11 The Giants closed
their training season at the Polo Grounds
this afternoon bv beating the Newark
Indians bv a score of j to 1
The McGraw outnt showed remarkable
form on the eve of the opening The
drove Lee from the bo in the sixth In
ning with a fusillade of hits that nct'ed
four runs and kept after Flater In the
seventh until the.v had counted another
The seen hits from Uiltse and Druck
did little harm The s-ore
ab n O V K
rwark It II O V E I ewor
wne rf 4 2 3 0 0 DprTT If .
nen 4 12 3 0 Drrle ITh
Vnr. rf .30400 s-iodsrao (
ahz. r 3 112 0 1 Murraj . rf
1 nci 3h 3 10 0 2 Merkle lb
Hall 3b 1 0 0 0 0 I VlrCniir, b
snayne If 4 1 3 C 0 1 Pndtrell ss.
Ne, 2b 4 0 4 4 1' Ilerlin 3b
Vic I -ter lb 3 1 7 1 0 iv c
Ivh- 2 1 0 1 0 ' v utf e p
ITater p 10 0 2 0 1 Dnirte p
Totals 32 7 24 13 3 I Tola'
3 110 0
4 0 14 0
3 0 2 0 0
4 14 0 0
3 1 12 2 0
0 0 2 0 0
3 0 13 0
3 0 0 10
3 3 I I 0
3 12 5 0
0 0 110
3 6 27 17 0
"euark 00000100 0-1
m lork 00000410 i-5
Run Louder: -nodsras-. Murray Wilson (2)
Wiltse Pirst ba rn bills off Haur 1, off
VilUe 1 Mnit out-By Lee. 1. bT Wilte 1
Three-base hit Murrar. TTro-ha- hits Louden
McIlLter sacrifice hit-Mever Derore stolen
base- SnIjrax iKwble idars Ses to Louden to
MrAlhster t aliz to No. Umpire Mr. Bedford.
Time of pame 1 hour and 25 minutes.
to the Pacific Coast for their spring
training and the unsettled weather.
coupled with incessant travel by train,
has hardly had a beneficial effect.
At that there is no denying the fact
that Boston hes a fast ball club This
team has always hit the ball hard on the
Washington grounds, and while It Is ad
mitted that with Jake Stahl and Harry
Lord out of it, the Red Sox are weaker
than last season, they still Ick to be
troublesome customers, their work
convincing the writer who journeed out
to Georgetown field esterday afternoon
to see them In action.
Pitcher' Battle Likely
Manager Patsey Donovan will order
his speed artist, Joe Wood.- to do the
pitching. Some of the Boston sporting
writers think Wood possesses as much
speed as Johnson, and tre p-ed.cting a
brilliant future for the young man
Wood last year was a tough nut for
McAleer's boys to crack, ar.o if he can
show the stuff his team mates claim,
the contest is sure to develop Into a
Baseball Is so uncertain and there are
so many chances where luck plavs a big
part, that until the Nationals play half
a dozen games no pos-ltlve line can be
gotten on their ability. The men under
McAleer are a determined set, well train
ed, and know the game from A to Z.
Thev will make the visiting clubs hustle
to win, and after all the fans will be
satisfied if real biseball is provided. Atid
this is the brand McAleer has on tap
The weather to-day is not promising
Rain is predicted, but as the official
prognosticator home times goes wrong,
there is high hope that the initial mill
of the lsil campaign can be carried to
a successful end
Kver arrangement has been completed
foi the comfort of the big opening day
crowd The stands, with their temporary
chair, will easily accommodate the usual
big grand stand throng, while the left
field and first-base bleachers can take
care of about twice as inny as was the
case under the old arrangement There
:s space up again-t the center and right
field fence where the overflow can be
The gates w ill be thrown open at 1
o'clock, the game starting promptly at
Z 30 o clock, with Cmpire Tom Connolly
and a new recruit, named Mullin, on the
The Nationals- nattv new white suits,
with navy blue trimmings, together with
their sweaters arrived jesterdav
Trainer Quirk had them all placed in
the various lockers when the writer
dropped into the clubhouse late etter
Paid Trainer Joe 'I've got Walter
Johnson's uniform all reidv for him. and
ou can bet h- will be "-icht on the job"
I'inal Work-nnt for NntlonnLs.
Yesterda morning Manager McAleer
had his charges on the Georgetown Field
for the finishing tout hes Three hours
of hard work was carried out with the
usual amount of batting and fielding
Presidtn Taft will be in the grand
stand The ashington baseball club has
presented the President with Ms cus
tomarj season pass, which distinguishes
him at all Washington games as Fan No
1 Vice President Sherman will also ride
into the game with pass No 2 The ad
journment of Congrcs-s vesterda argues
that a large Congressional delegition will
be present when the umpire calls Play
ball " and several members of the House
esterda enlisted to attend under the
leadership of Sereno Pavne, who will
spread his legislative expanse over the
grand stand. When Prof Willis Moore,
who bosses the government's weather
predicting plant, appeared at the White
House vesterdav afternoon, he was ac
cused of having been sent for by the Pres
ident to wring a I lue sky out of his in
strument for the game.
BIG LEAGUES OPEN
Exhibitions Gives Way to
ATHLETICS LIKELY TO BEPEAT
American Leagrae Race la Jiot n
Open oa the National New York
Yankeea Arc a HnMllnjr Lot of
Plaj-era and May Snrprlae Fans.
Tigers Are Coming Strong;.
Exhibition baseball gives way to cham
pion baseball to-day. The opening day
of the annual races of the National and
American Leagues has a place all its
own in the land. It has its share of the
national Interest along with the Fourth
of July and other holidays. There never,
was more Interest at the beginning of
a season than now. How that interest
will be sustained depends on the nature
of the races, whether or not they are
close and exciting and how long the
pennant Issue remains In doubt.
The situation in both leagues Is such
that Interest as compared to the opening
a year ago is stimulated by the outlook
for a change in pennant ownership. At
least this is true of the National League.
For some seasons, Chicago .and Pittsburg
have been reckoned the only two pennant
contenders, but this year the general
impression is that the New York Giants
have the best prospects for the cham
pionship. The main reason for that be
lief is that the Cubs and Pirates are
no stronger than last car. whereas there
Is a reasonable likelihood that certain
young Giant pitchers and players in one
or two positions will have improved
enough to add the necessary strength
needed to win enough games to finish
American LeaRne Pronpecta.
As to the American League, the tussle
for first place is not considered as open
as in the National The Athletics are
irorc likel to repeat than arc the Cubs.
But what the Athletics did last year,
that surprised the community by their
t-trength and winning the pennant, is by
no means out of the question for some
other team this ear The New York
Americans, for instance, are a hustling,
aggressive, fast lot of nlavers. and with
an able pitching staff are in a way to
play better ball than they did last ear
Again, the hard-hitting DetroiLs, with
their good pitchers, coranlicate the situa
tion bv the chance of a come-back
Washington, clevelind, Boston, and Chi
cago are uncertain, but troublesome
quantities are likely to pH a part In
making the race closer than a ear ago
St Louis r-eems to be the only hopeless
cr.se In the major league lot
The Nationil League umpires have
fcen assigned as follows Boston. Klem
and I0 le New Ynrk. Johnstone and
Eason Cmclnmti. O Day and Brennan,
Chicago, Rigler and Finneran.
The American Ieigue umpires will be
as follows Philadelphia. Kvans and
1-gan. Washington, Connollv and Mullen,
Detroit, Sheridan and Perrine. St Louis,
Leneen and O Ioughlln
Highlander Aounjrnter Win.
New York, April 11 The Highlanders'
colts closed their season to-day. beating
the Manhattan College, 15 to 1 That gave
the colts l clean record of victories They
did not meet with a defeat In their
short spring existence Score:
R H. E.
Manhattan ... .0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1- 1 4 6
:cw York 2 2 13 0 2 12 x-16 15 2
Battened-Handley, Thompson. acd Connolly,
Sykes, Sweeney and Ru.v-11
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GEORGETOWN GOES AWAY.
Will Ilntlle Tvitli Jack Dnnn'a
The Georgetown team leaves to-day
for Biltimore to battle with Jack Dunn's
Orioles Georgetown will be deprived of
the -ervices of Hunt, who is unable to
make the trip Costello will be seen in
the right garden in his place
Dave "White, who has been laid up with
a sore shoulder for the past week, will
start the game on the mound for the
collegians In the event that "White
weakens. Lynch or Balzer will replace
him It Is doubtful whether the coach
will u"e Feinle in any event, as he Is
expecting to ue the Buffalo lad Thurs
day in the game against Fordham.
The Georgetown line-up will be Mur
phy, center field. Sitterding, second base.
Costello, right field. Furey. catcher;
Duff, first base. Quln'an, third base:
Donnelly, left field. Cogan. shortstop,
and White, pitcher.
Gardner Defeat Trank. Klnns.
Pittsburg. April 11 Jimmy Gardner, of
Lowell, scored another victory over
Frank Klaus, the Pittsburg bear cat,
before the Northern Club to-night.
Gardner's great defense work had Klaus
guessing throughout the entire six
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WESTERN SWAMPS R0CKVILLE.
Georsretoirn Schoolhoya' Pile Up 22
to 5 Score.
Rockville. Md.. April 11. Western High
School overwhelmingly defeated tho
Eockville High School team here to-day
ny a score of 22 to 5.
Western had their batting clothes on,
slamming the offerings, of the Rock
ville pitchers to all corners of the lot.
Howard and D. Fuller hit especially well
for the winners, while White stared for
the local team. Score:
BUS. ABHOiBj H. H. S. ABHOAB
A Fuller, rf 4 10 0 0 Oantt. If. .51100
Howard s. 5 4 2 3 2 1 White. lb. .42201
GraT. If. ... 1 0 0 0 0 t Storr. lb p . 4 1 7 1 2
Mjrerv lb. .. 2 2 T 0 1 I V WarMd! 3 1 J 2 0
BhH 2b . 2 2 I 1 0 I indon. rf. 7 0 10 0
D. PnlW. 3b. 5 3 0 1 1 Darby, cf ... 3 0 2 0 0
toonus. cf .3020010 Varfcid.2b 20120
U-hnxann. c 3 2 7 1 0 I Hairs, c ... 2 0 2 0 2
Holdra. p . 4 12 2 0 1 Hicks, p. lb.. 2 0 13 0
Sooflcld. p... 10 0 1 0 1 Andfrvm. p... 10 0 10
Totals JOISZI 9 41 Totals 27 520 8 5
D. Fuller oat. foal bant oa third strike.
W. H. b J 2 19 4 0 1-3
R. II. S 0 023000-5
Raas A. Fallfr (I). Howard (3). Gray (4).
Myers (4). Brthd (3). D. Fuller. Lonmls. Rolden
(2). Garrett. Left on basr White. Stone. Darby.
Hayes. First base on balls Off HoMeu. 2; off
Hicks. 2: off Story. 7; off Aodcrsoc. X Inning
pitched By Bolden. 3. bv hcofMd. 2. by Hicks.
2. by Story. 2, by Andersen 3 Struck oat By
Holden. 3, by Sconeld. 1; bj Hicks. 1. by Ander
son. 1. Three-Base nit It. Warntld. Two-base hits
Myers. Howard. Sacrifice hits Bethel. Howard.
Myers. Stolen basesD Fuller. Holden. Loorais.
Andersou. Schmann. Bethel. Hit by pitcher By
Holden. 1; by Story. 1. WiH pitches Story. 2.
Passed halls Hayes. 2; Schmann, L Umpire
D0WB" THE ALLEYS.
DISTRICT DDCKTIN' LEAGUE.
Capitol HilL Resolates.
1st. 3d. 3d 1st. M. 3d.
EDcer 90 105 93 Fowler 114 12J 38
Heindel 100 110 90 Downey...... 112 112 99
McCormick.. 117 93 112 Farrow, sr... 90 12J 1K
Klbott 96 96 97 Post..... .. 127 100 10S
Krooer. 96 8S 117 Farrow, jr.... 112 99 92
Totals. 198 403 509 Totals. 53 SB 6
Bonsom 147 191 150 Rehenerman.. 137 189 13
Rldter 155 178 141 Dietrich. 142 181 X&
MenaVIl 1S9 139 173 Barter. 131 129 M4
DaTis. 182 151 iiO Dieti 1S7 33 MS
Hamoer...... 155 1(3 lo8 Brandstedt... 133 lO 1S3
Totals. 813 80S 842
Totals. 800 815 781
COMMERCIAL DUCKPIN LEAGUE.
Hnrerly 101 !
Totals 332 323 343
Parker. Bndjrt & Co. I
Huroley 11 83 871
Carr... 77 94 93 1
Roche. 96 73 103
Maceahin.... 92 77 M I
Steifel J2 103 S
ToUls 450 43S 4S2 1
P. B. i Co. YaTmlnns.
Roche 38 78 1C3
Perry 89 78 S7
JIarcabrn..... 92 77 80
Steifel 82 KB 89
Totals 361 339 CO
Reds Trim Rochester.
Cincinnati. April 1L The Cincinnati Reds
defeated the Rochester champions here
to-day. The game was called in the
seventh on account of rain. Score:
Cincinnati 2 0 0 0 4 0 2-8 9 2
Rochester. 0 110 0 0 1-2 9 9
Batteries Brown. McLean, and SeTeroid; Holmes.
Matte, and Mitchell and Graham. Umpire Mr.
Chicago Openinjc Plans.
Chicago. April 11. Officials of the Cub
team to-day prepared to care for one
of the greatest crowds that ever at
tended an opening game with? the Cardi
nals when the season begins here to
morrow. The advance sale of tickets in
dicate an attendance of 20.000 fans.
Wilkesbnrre Loses to Giant Colts.
Wllkesbarre. Pa.. April 11 John Mc-
Graw's National colts got revenge upon
Wllkesbarre. of the New Tork State
League to-day for the defeat of yester
day, winning by 7 to 4. Score:
New York...., .. 23000000 2-7 8 3
Wllkesbarre 100. 0 00000-4 10 1
Batteries 8hontx. Jenkins, and Hartley; Glrard.
EcU. XcCloaktvattl-BtfaBBr. Umpfcw-Ur. "Wilaca.
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