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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 03, 1913, Image 12

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Connolly got a triple and double and
Maranville smashed a triple and sin
gle. Philadelphia continued to cltmbvon
the Giants, nosing out Brooklyn in a
hot left-handed pitching duel be
tween Rixey and Rucker. Jake Dau
bert stuck'to the batting lead by ac
quiring three hits.
Luhrsen, a recruit from .Albany,
Ga., gave the RedsJtwo runs in -the
first inning and was then invincible.
He fanned five. Slow fieldingkept
Ames in the hole. Every Pirate but
Luhrsen got one bit, x
For 16 years Fred Clarke of the
Pirates has -been 'manager of a bjg
league baseball ' club. His service
makes him the .dean of a corps, fa
mous as about the shiftiest job hold
ers on earth.
Having speht his major league ca
reer with the Pittsburgh team
where Barney Dreyfuss says he can
remain just as long as he wants to
it may be accepted tnat uiarKe is a
veteran ball player.
But National League players will
tell you that he is the most coltish,
veteran that ever faced a pitcher and
that no left fielder in the league to
day has anything upon Frederick
Carleton Clarke.
Clarke is well fixed, which is the
English synonym for wealthy. He
owns enough Kansas acres to en
close all the major league parks and
a great many minor league parks as
well, and said acres are populated
with beef and grain.
Clarke is a modern farmer, or
rancher, whichever you prefer; he
choofs around his pastures and fields
in ah automobile whenever he wants
to get over the place in one day.
Clarke, being a person of commer
cial mind, believes that the city, Pitts
burgh in particular, is the place to do
business in, but insists that the coun
try is the only place to live. So when
he-quits the game he will retire to his
broad acres and help prove that the
man who asked, "What's the matter
with Kansas?" never Jived in the
state.
Clarke has won four pennants and
a world's series with the Pirates and
jiRTilres to land another world's title
before throwing aside Ms glove and
bats.
He started in life as the pilot of a
grocery-wagon, but began to shine
in the national game before he could
rattle off the price of groceries .glibly.
For years Clarke has been paid nof
less than $10,000 a year by Barney
Dreyfuss, and those who profess to
know say his stipend has ranked with
that of McGraw and other fancy
priced managers for the past five
years.
Frank Gotch, champion wrestlerr
will tussle Saturday with either Char
lie Cutler or Doc Roller. The occa
sion will be the annual picnic of the
Cook County Democracy at Brand's
Park.
A Philadelnhia fan has sworn out
a warrant for Umpire Brennan of the
National League, cnarging tne ar
biter struck him during the excite
ment following the forfeited game
August 30.
The Chicago printers' ball team
walloped New York in the annual
tournaments Pittsburgh, 9 to 6. The
'Chicagoans made 11 errors, but over
came this handicap by rapping 15
bits. Harry Paynter, former Cub and
'Federal Leaguer, went to the mound
in the ninth after New York loaded
the bases with none out and whiffed
three men.
Just when the gunmen are quieted,
something happens to upset the
peace and quiet of the nation. 'AL
Palzer will fight Frank Moran in New
York tonight, and the winner will go
against Carl Morris at some future
date. Curses!
Jack Coombs, iron man pitcher ot
the Athletics, is sick apr.in, and Con
nie Mack says his-star will be unable
to play again this season. This will
be a big blow in the world's series, as
Coombs was counted on. to divide the
work with Bender and Plant
fe.

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