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agreement will not be reached, be
cause of the superior attitude of the
Easterners. Michigan Is willing to
play the game if Harvard will con
sent to a retunTengagement at Ann
Arbor in 1915. Setting itself on a
pedestal, the Crimson looks askance
at the proposition. Their attitude
seems to be that they are conferring
an honor on Michigan by agreeing to
even one game; that Michigan should
feel all swelled up because it is allow
ed to invade the stadium. Some day
in the not-distant future these East
ern colleges will awaken to the fact
that there are some Western colleges
which are willing to stick out and
uphold their own prestige.
Johnny Dundee, the New Yorker
who has recently graduated into the
lightweight class, goes against a
tough one tonight at Canton, 0.,
when he meets Johnny Griffith, the
George Huff, University of Illinois
baseball authority, for years a big
league baseball scout, ridicules the.
idea that college diamond coaches
employ an intricate set of signals
and turn their nines into mere fna
chines, following the instructions of
the coach. Huff's statement follows
the Conference proposition to have
baseball coaches sit in the grand
stand during a game.
Doc White will leave for Washing
ton tomorrow to close up his business
preparatory to going to the Pacific
coast, where he will play with the
Venice, Cal., club. In 1915 Doc will
be appointed manager of the team.
Art Pelkey, who fights Gunboat
Smith for the heavyweight title of
something or other in San Francisco
Jan. 1, has left Calgary for the scene
of hostilities, and will complete his
training stunts in California. Pelkey
has beeh getting in condition for a
month, and Tommy Burns says his
scrapper could step into the ring now.
boccer Kesuits Yesterday.
McDuffs, 1; Hyde Park Blues, 1.
Pullmans, 9; Calumets, 2.
Campbell Rovers, 3; Ogden Park, 1,
Mason Park, 4; West Side
Batting is the soul of baseball.
It is what the keynote of a national
convention is to politics; what the
knockout is to pugilism; what flour
is to bread; what roast beef is to
It is the big punch.
The hit in the pinch brings the
fans up-standing with arm and voice
raised in a riot of joy or leaves them
in the condition of the New York
fans when Frank Baker made his
first home run off Marquard in 1912
when a yisiting player makes it.
A .300 batting average has kept
many an ivory skull in baseball. It
causes managers to overlook errors
of com or o-missfon. To the player
it occupies the attraction the holy
grail occupied -to the knights of the
The Athletics defeated the Giants
in two worldls series by everlastingly
whaling the whey out of the ball. In
every game they were up there
whanging away at everything offer
ed, until they had" the infield dizzy
and the outfield leg-weary.
Because the tribe of Mack is apt
to indulge in a batting orgy any time,
they draw larger crowds than the
"hitless wonders," as the champion
White Sox of a few years ago were
Go to any game where a great bat
ter is playing and note how the fans
call upon him to "get hold of one."
Let Lajoie, Jackson, Cobb, Crawford,
Schulte, Zimmerman, Meyers, Baker,
Daubert, Collins, Cravath or any of
the great hitters walk to the plate;
then glance over the faces near by.
You can read in every countenance
the unuttered desire to see the batter
"pickle the pill."
Ed Delehanty, the greatest batter
baseball has produced, batted with a
short swing, putting every ounce of
his strength behind every swing. Del
was easy to fool, but he wouldn't re
main fooled. He always said he hit
so well because he outguessed the