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rT.' BAlSEBALi; YARNS'
.Umpire Bill Brennan showed
the stuff h's made-of in the third
game.. He made a decision of the,
siJrVtthat- rnakesor breaks an um-
f -Snodgrasr in the first game,
pitched ball?. Many
- bejljevedlie, stepped
he went to Jhe plate
ili 'tlj&secqnd game?,
afjlijie was, drawn for
him by the umpire.
i palewhicfihe might
W j "t j
tne' umpire naq
talked over tliematr
-""TWith the score a
tie, fn. the vthir6 game, Snddgrass
was'hft'by a pitched ball. He Was
theVfirst'Up,. a'nd the New York
fans saw. 'visions of a run. Bu
Brerinahjinteijfered. He Vec'alled
Siiodgrass.'' McGraw protested,
but'Brehna'n.was firm. -It pleased
me.5 when Coombs-finally walked
Snotjgrass. Had he not reached
first Brenn&ri might, have been
blamed fqr losing the game.'
It wa,svahard decision to give,
. fqr it' js' difficult ', to determine
whether a player is hit intention
ally. 'f It .looked as,if Sn'odgrass
. stepped'into the ball.--I, was .glad,
it was a "National league umpire
'who stopped Snodgrass,as it pre
vented fthe cry'of "favoritism."
Fred Merkle has a memory. It
concern his failure to touch sec
ond three' years agc.bjeating'the,
.Giants out of the-perinaht." v '
BV-BILLY EVANS ;-
.In the third 'game Merkle had
a run-in with Umpire Connolly.
He was out'-trying to'stearsecon'd
and didit't refrain, from telling
Connolly whatlhe -thought of the
decision. Manyrthoqght Merkle.
would .be ejected, ' - - j
By his great 'work Merkle has
lived' down".th.e"raistake of 1908
but it isfresh in-his-mem'ory.-'Ac-'
cording to Connolly,vMerkle be
gan 'abusing him -when he-wa?
called ou., . The.playwas. cldsej
but Connolly 'Said" there was nbj
question about Jhis ruling. - 'He
tried to get away from Merkle,
not (caring to4 weaken the Giants
by chasing him. Merkle folloyed
him to first, saying anything but
complimentary' things. Finally.
" '"W.ell, anyway, wheal playedj
ball, T: never failed tp touch sec
ond.'' And.'then Merkle's-balloon
.went. up.. JVhat'he said wbuldj
almost have merited a" murder. A
fine'of $100wasthe reward foE
his choice words. "
1 u u :
Off -For A. "F.-of L. Convention
About 100 delegates" from Chi
cago andthe northwest.will leave
the city 'this-evening for Atlanta,'
Ga., to attend the convention of
the American Federation 6f La-bor-r
which opens Monday-morning.
'." r . "
'.It js not expected that any decision-will
be 'rendered in the local;
Jurisdictional fight between the
plumbers and the steamfittersre
ferred to-tbe American federation.
SSf trjfverwiHjprfthjibig be.
reierrea to tne -executive councu,