Newspaper Page Text
THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN, SUNDAY MORNING-, APRIL 14, 1912.
SPORTS FROM FAR AND NEAR
It Takes Brawn Behind the
. Ciub to Get Into the
Three Hundred Class; An
son Was of Mighty Bulk
and Great Hitter
The biggest bitting in baseball has
been done by the biggest men. To
put if differently and perhaps a bit
more lucidly, big men have figured
much more pronouncedly in hard hit
ting than little men. There have
boon little men who were as good
batters individually as Any of the
big ones, but there haven't been
nearly. as many of them.
It does not necessarily follow that
big men are naturally better with
the cudgel than small twirlers of
the pestle, for knack and keenness
of eye are not regulited by avoirdu
pois. . The fact is that big to medium
sized men greatly outmimlier little
men in baseball,- and probably
therein is to be found the chief rea
son of big men having contributed
more good .hitters. It's principally
st question of numbers.
It isn't in the yearly records that
this condition makes itself, manifest,
but in the record showing big league
p'ayers who have batted .300 or bet
ter for five years or more from 1876
to 1011, inclusive. To get ia this
liht, which numbers seventy-one. is
pretty good proof of sustained ability
to hit the ball. A good est, one re
quiring more than passing ability,, a
real test of durability and one which
many really strong batters have fail
ed to survive.
Tn considering the batters in the
list referred to they are divided into
big,- medimum and small sizes, but it
isn't always easy to tell in which
one of the three a man should be
placed. It is easy enough, though
to classify the little men.
The peewees stand out clearly
enough, .little giants of the ash; but
in several instances it is hard to j
distinguish between big and medium.
The two classes sometimes overlap,
yet this but calls more attention- to j
the fact that size has gone hand inj
hand with heavy stick work morej
than the lack of it.
Everyone needs S. S. S. ' in the Spring because
there is no other medicine equal to this great vegetable
preparation for building up a weakened, run-down system.
General bodily weakness, tired, worn-out feeling,
fickle appetite, poor digestion, nervousness, etc., come as
a result of thin, watery blood. These symptoms show
that the body is not supplied with a sufficient amount of
nourishment from the circulation. The stomach, bowels
and digestive members are sluggish from a lack of stimu
lating blood nutrition.
A great many so-called tonics are simply nerve stim
ulants, producing temporary exhilarating effects, but of
ten acting with decided injury on the system. Dosing
yourself with such drugs is not giving your system the
benefit of proper treatment. If you are depleted and run
down you cannot overcome the condition except by sud
plying an increased amount of nourishment to the body
and this can be done only through pure, rich blood.
S. S. S. is the greatest of all tonics because it is the
greatest of all blood purifiers. It builds up the system in
the natural way, by purifying the blood and supplying an
increased amount of nourishment. S. S. S. gives health
ful energy to every member of the body; tit increases the
appetite, promotes digestion, quiets overstrained nerv.es,
and in every way adds to the physical comfort of those
who use it as a tonic. Do not "mope around" and "feel
bad" this Spring; take S. S. S. and be able to perform
your customary work every day without fear of overtaxing
your strength. Cleanse and enrich your blood with this
great purifier and tonic so that the energized circulation
will build up and strenghten your system, and permit you
to enjoy all the beauties and pleasures of this the most
welcome season of the year.
S. S. S. is made entirely of roots, herbs and barks,
and is therefore a perfectly safe tonic. Everypne needs
S. S. S. in the Spring and almost everyone takes it. If
you will try it this year you will know why it is regarded
as the best of all tonics. S. S. S. is sold at drug stores.
THE SWIFT 'SPECIFIC CO., ATLANTA, GA.
The five years or more 300 per
cent batters are as follows:
Anson, Connor, Ilrouthors. Brown
ing, Ewing, Orr, Stovey, Reilly, Tom
Burns (Brooklyn). Glasscock, Thomp
son, O'Neill Lnrkin, Ryan, McKean(
Tucker, Clements? Beckley, Pat
Donovan, Stivctts, Joyce, Delehanty,
Joe Kelley, Mike Kelly, Hines, Jim
White, O'Rourke, .II. Richardson,
Lachance, Everett,- Lajoie, Wagner,
Seymour, Chance. Crawford.
Latham, Thernan, Gore, Dalrymple,
Tom Daly, Griffith. Van Haltren,
Hamilton. Childs, McGuire. Jennings,
George Davis, Stenzel, Jack Doyle,
Lowe,- Brodie, Elmer Smith Selbach,
Fred Clarice, Tenney. Fielder Jones,
J. Collins, Chick Srnhl, Mercer, Flick,
Beaumont. Donlin,- Cobb.
Lave Cross, Duffy, Holliday,
Burkett. McGraw, R. Thomas. Keeler.
Anybody to look at McGraw now
with his 1SR pounds, might not think
he was a wisp of a youth when he
played, but he wns. He didn't have
sov much muscle to put behind a
drive, but he could step in, meet the
ball squarely and send it mighty
bard for a little man. Burkett and
Cross were big little men. short but
sturdy in build, as was Duffy.
Thomas was not particularly short in
stature, but below the medium and of
slender build. Keeler was well knit,
but .a midget as ball players go.
Of the mediums, Gore and Duffy,
and Daly might have been heav
enough to go into the big brigade,
also McGuire. Billy Hamilton was
broadly and solidly built, but short.
Latham leaned more toward small
ness than bigness.
Tiemm was of goodly height, but
slim and sinewy, and Dalrymple fair
ly tall, but spare in build. Griffin and
Childs were of the rollypoly type,- and
Van Haltren slender. Davis, Jen
nings, Stenzel, Doyle. Brodie. Set
back, Jimmy Collins, Flick and Beau
mont were 'all muscularly made.
Lowe rather slight and Clarice and
Jones trim and medium. Donlin is
of medium to tall stature.
Of the Goliaths, Anson, the noblest
slugger of them all, a hard straight
away hitter, was of big frame, big
stature, powerful and solid. Others
of general physical bigness of promi
nence, eye filling bulk were Roger
Connor, Dan Brouthers, Ted Larkin,
Jake Beckley, George Lachance and
Sam Crawford. Chance is a big fel
low, but does not bulk quite as large
as these. Sam Thompson. Pete
Browning and Harry Stovey were
tall and raw-boned types big frames
but spare of flesh.
V V" ' llll
Harvey Harper, wife and five
ONE HIT WINS
School Wins Game at
Last; Tempe the Victims;
Score une 10 jnix; iMeuie
Pitches Great Game; Fast
. ... a... " -
I'noenix anu jempi;
rnoenix scoreu once on an error uiu
Tempe was -shut out entirely.
game between . Phoenix and Tempe
on the 24th of February resulted in
a score of 2 to 0 in favor of Tempe,
and the schools expect to play off
the tie in the near future.
The Phoenix boys were weak at tho
bat but their field work was cxt
cellent. McFall made two sensational
catches in center field, and O'Ncil
nailed a couple of hard liners which
would have been safe hits with any
other man in the left lot. The in
field played a fast game and pave
Grablc the best support he has had
this season. Grable fanned nine men
and walked only two in spite of the
fact that bis shoulder Is not yet well
from an Injury received several days
Orme made the single hit which is
credited to Phoenix, a hot grounder
between short and second. lie also
brought in McFall by knocking a
high fly to right field where the ball
was fumbled by Spangler.
Nettle of Tempe pitched a good
game, fanning fourteen ambitious
batters, but he did not have as good
support, cither in the outfield or on
the sacks, as was given the Phoenix
pitcher. The Tempe boys are heavier
bitters than their opponents, and in
the fourth inning "with two outs and
the bases full they came very near
scoring but Grable fanned the batter
and shut the team out without a
run. The only two base hit of the
game was made by Pine, the Tempe
The official score:
Phoenix High AB. R. H. E.
O'Neil. If -4 0 0 0
McFall. cf 1 1 0 0
Harrison, rf . .' '..3 0 0 0
Orme. If 3 0 1 0
Johnson, c 3 0 0 0
smith, ss 3 o o o
Creighton, 3b 2 0 0 1
Bailey, 2b 2 0 0 1
Grable, p 2 0 ,0 1.
O. Brooks, ss ...
E. Brooks, 3h,.-.,
Pine, c ..".I
Hegi. lb ;.
Spangler, rf ...
Nettle, p ...
AB. R. II.. E.
Score By Innings.
Phoenix High: '
Runs 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Hits . 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 01
Runs 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 00
Hits 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 11
Struck out By Grable,.-9; by Net
tle, 14. Bases on balls Off Grable,
2; off Nettle, 5. Two base hit Pine.
Hit by pitcher Buck. Umpire
MORROW'S EASY WIN
LOS ANGELES, April 13. How
ard Morrow, a protege of Tommy
Ryan, former middleweight cham
pion of the world, had easy sailing
in his fight here today with Bert
Fagan, of San Francisco. Fagjin
quit in the seventh after a terrific
beating and tho 'decision was
awarded to Morrow. It is likely
that Eddie McGoorty will be
matched with Morrow.
Knicker Did your father give you
Bockcr Tes, but ho didn't endow
children, made the entire trip in Ford
BALL AS SEEN
STANDING OF THE CLUBS.
Won. Lost. Pet.
...'1 0 1.000
. . .2 1
American League '
Won. LosL Pet.
j Boston 3
0 . 1.000
Chicago . .
SL Louis .
Won. IrTst. Pet.
Oakland u' 1 .000
Los Angeles 5 3" .025
Vernon :.vv.:.-.".r 3 .fi2i
Sacramento 3' fi .333
San Francisco 3 7 .300
Portland 2 7 .222
Won. Lost. Pet.
St. Paul 3
Kansas City -0
Tho standings for St. Paul, Minne
apolis and Louisville are the sum- as
yesterday, in the first place no game
rain and the results of tho other
games if there were any. held up by
Louisville - Minneapolis, postponed;
rain. ' . j,
Indianapolis. 7; St. Louis, 11..
Toledo. 2; Milwaukee, 0.
Columbus, 2; Kansas City, 1. (Ten
innings.) . .
WHERE THEY PLAY TODAY.
Chicago at St. Louis.
Pittsburg at Cincinnati.
St. Louis at Chicago.
Los Angeles at Vernon (Morning).
. Vernon at Los Angeles (Afternoon).
Portland at Oakland (Morning).
Portland vs. Oaklanfl.
(At SI F. Afternoon).
San Francisco at Sacramento
AtBoston R- H. E.
Boston r. 5
Philadelphia .-'U 1C 3
Batteries. Donnelly, Brady, Hogg.
Mattern and Kling: Gowdy, Nuna
makcr, Seaton and Dooin.
At Brooklvn R- H- K-
Brooklyn 3 3
New ' York - r "
Batteries: Rucker and Erwin; Ames
Cincinnati vs. Chicago. No game.
At St. Louis
St. Louis vs. Pittburg. No game.
n. .H. E.
Batteries: Geyer. Steele 'anil . Bliss;
Hendix, Gibson. ..---
i-R. II. E.
...... 0 5 '3
Peters. Block; " Brown,
Chicago . . .
St. Louis .
Krichell. . T
R. H. E.
Cleveland A. It 9
Detroit 12. 1"
Batteries: George, " James, Bland
ing and, Easterly; O'Neil, Burns and
R, II. E,
auto on 80c repair expense.
IN THE BIO B
New York 4 o 4
Boston S 7 2
Batteries: Carrigan, Vaughn and
Street: Ilagennan, Hall and Xuna
maker. COAST LEAGUE.
At San Francisco R. II. K.
Oakland 4 8 2
Portland 1 5 0
Batteries: Durbin and Mitze: Koest
ner, Gilligan, Temple and Howley!
At Sacramento li. II. E.
Sacramento 0 3 1
:San Francisco 3 C 1
Batteries: Thomas, Baum and
Check; Raker and Schmidt.
At Los Angeles R. H. K.
Les Angeles 2 S 3
Vernon C 2
Batteries: Tozcr and Boles; Gray
FIGHT AT LOS ANGELES
Associated Press Dispatch
I CHICAGO. April 13. It is said here
today that Las Vegas, N. M., will be
the site of the Jack Johnson-Jim
Flynti fight July I. It is said John
.mjn Will train at Albunuro.uo and
liynn in Iis Vegas.
BALL PLAYERS ARE WORTH
ALL THEY GET-
"Qualities That Make Them Great
Would Spell Success in
Any Other Line."
"Very often I bear people exclaim
ing over the alleged monstrous sal
aries paid biff league ball players,"
said Hughie Jennings, "and the re
irark is made that fow if any of
these men could earn anything like
this much money ia ,any other occu
pation. It seems to me hardly fair
to the athletes to entertain the idea
that if they had not- gone into base
ball they would have been struggling
along on $10 or $15 a week all their
"It is true that the majority of
players would not be able to earn
more than S150o a year or so much
less than the average baseball salary
if suddenly obliged to quit the game
and go into some other pursuit. But
why is this so? Because the ball
tossers have spent all their lives to
improve themselws in their present
occupations and have had little chance
to acquire a special -training in any
"Ball players as a class are intelli
gent, purposeful, earnest, courageous
and aggressive men, and these same
qualities would have brought them
success in other wall of life had
they started along another path at
tho same timo they started in base
ball. It is just as fair to say that
a doctor couldn't make a living in
tho law or the ministry as to make
a statement that a baseball star
wouldn't be any good were he to give
up the came for another field of
"It recuires something more than
mere manual dexterity to become a
big league star. Brains, courage and
perseverance are absolutely essential
nowadays, and the man who can
hoast. of these three isn't -likely to
be a total failure at anything.
"The heroes of the diamond are not
overpaid. They are men who can do
ono thing better than any other peo
ple can do it and that means good
earning power everywhere. Caru.w
gets thousands of dollars for sing
ing one evening but nobody thinks
him overpaid. He is the top notchei
in tho world of opera tenors and de
mands the top price."
The Heraldo Mexicano has been
suppressed by the Slexican govern
ment and the president of the com
pany has been threatened with expul
sion if he persists In attempting to
print the paper. Tho suppression of
the naper lias created quite a stir
anions the- newsboys of Mexicp who
aro backing the publishers In their
STORY OF RAOE
FOR GIRL'S HAND
(BY JOCKEY MATNAED).
Eddie Williams and Joe Ilenncssy
were jockeys ridmg out in California
during the early '90s and both were
"sweet" on the same glr'. The girl
In question was Mary Finn, who Hve-J
out on Point Lobos avenue near the
old Bay District track. -
Both riders were attentative to
Mary, but she could not decide which
one she preferred. The boys were,
both getlemanly fellows who lived
clean lives and both able to give a
wife a good home. Each evening
found the boys at Mary's house and
each rider had asked her for her
She tried hard to make a choice,
but it seemed that she could not find
a preference for either. Mary had
been attending tho races often and
had got the spirit. She had become
quite an expert at vloping the horses
and picking tho winners, so at last
she decideU that she would make her
choice a gamble.
Mary had been putting the riders
off from time to time when they
askdl for her answer, so finally she
got the boys together and told them
her plan. The boys were good gamb
lers artj were willing to take a
Mary told the boys' that some day
she would nick out a race in which
both boys had. mounts and she would
marry the one that finished under the
wire first. At last a, Hay arrived in
which both boys had mounts In the
f-ame race and from the dope and
other conditions it looked as though
the race was really between the two
horses which they were to ride.
So even dM the hamlicappers and
bookmakers figure the chances of the
horses that the .pencilers chalked up
the same price against eacii racer.
Four to five and take your pick, was
what, tho bookmakers had on their
The night before the race both boys
had called on Mary and while there
she tohl them that she had picked the
event to decide hex fate. Hennessy
and -Williams were fast, friend's and
true sportsmen. They shook hands
over the proposition as they "eft the
house and each agreed to take no un
fair advantage over the other in the
way of fouling during the raw.
While all the riders around the
track knew that both boys were pay
ing attention to Mary Finn and they
joshed the riders quite a bit about
her, they did not know what this par
ticular race meant to Hennessy and
Williams until shortly before the boys
were called to weigh in.
Somehow the facts had leaked out.
There was more excitement in that
big jockey s room at the old Bay Dis
trict track than ever before or since.
The famous Little Pete denunciation
when they caught several riders with
the goods, did not create the stir in
thai famous old room as lid this
Valets were sent out to see if Mary
Indians Work Over Lads
From Tucson by Score of
Six to One; University
Outhit Locals But Field
ing Was Weak
SPORT ERRORS COST
Tho University-Indian game was a
surprise to the fans who turned out
to see something good in baseball.
After nine error-strewn innings the
score stood C to 1 in avor oC the
The Indians put up a fast game
and closed the path to the home
plate for eight long innings, but Mn
the ninth the university rallied loy
ally, and scored one run on an error.
This is the way it happened: Mul
len lined out a hot grounder between
second and short. The bjtll was a
little too warm for the infield to
handle so it rolled on down into left
field where Whitman patiently
awaited its coming. When his chance
finally did come he fumbled arid
while he was gathering up the of
fending sphere Mullen went on to
Then Bennie went to the bat and
pounded the same ball through the
r,ime hole to left field where it was
handled in the same helpless man
ner by AVhltman. This scored Mul
len to tho great joy of the Univ.
of tho better sort. Our prices are
very reasonable and our work is tin-.
like any other you have seen. We!
bring out all the fine details of your;
negatives, adding much to the value
of your pictures. All that wo ask
is a trial. We're sure we can please
you. Send for our price list today.
Eastman System used exclusively.
212 West Third. Los Angeles, Cal.j
II THE GAME
was in the stand and when . the boys
found out she was there with her
mother and some friends several
notes were sent to her. The other
riders in the race decided that ""no
ono was to interfere or help either
rider. The boys were to pull out ami
give Hennessy and Williams the right
The race was the third on the card
and the distance one mile. Every
Jockey that knew about the race Sent
out a bet to be placed on either th
horse that Williams was on. or tho
one that Hennesy rode. Both riders
were popular with all the horsemen
and the story of the race Invaded the
Bookmakers got the fever and be-
: gan betting among themselves. There
were sonic big wagers laid on ths
outcome of this race, but the odds
never changed, so evenly ;liJ the race
look between these two horsf s.
As the boys passed lown the Hn
on the way to the post they were
cheered and admonished to get down
In front. Every glass on he trici;
was focused on the boya who wcr
going to ride for a bride.
Starter Fergusson, that old "Ken
tucky colonel." had been lipped off' to
how matters stood. Although, tfcere
Avere several breaks made that loojted
to be perfect he was not satisfied un
til he got the two boys off head ahtf
head. At the three quarter pole Wll
Hams was half a length in front with
tlie other horses well bunched behind.
At the half the .positions were near
ly the same with Hennessy in ttfljt!
place, a scant length away. z
The jockeys hit into tho .strejejr
with Hennessy and Williams lapped
and tho bovs started to make their
finish. Never did two boys "rjjft-ai
did these jockeys in this race. "VV.ij
liams cool and hand ri'ding with lje'n
nessy setting like a statue, readyTto
pull his whin. ' v
A sixteenth from the wire bol'lv
boys Vent to the bat an tb,- VulVte
was on. The finish was so closv that
it was hard for anyone but the jqdgvS
to 'decide who had won.
The number went up" and it vft?
seen that the judges hail idecfded- .lii
favor of Hennessy. Tjfc-.-crovfds
cheered for several minutes and whtjn
the boys rode back to the stand 'both
looked at the number board.' r Eddie
jumped from his mount. an"d .ran., over
to Joe and hugged him. From that
day Eddie Williams was' the idol 'of
the horsemen and his unselfishness
made him friends by the scote. ' .
Although it was a harder blow to
Joe than many thought he, .gjme
acted as best man at the wedding, and
it was some wedding'. Every Jockey,
stable boy, valet and owner that had
the price gave some sort of a wed
Less than, six months after "ihd
wedding Hennessy was killed by. 'a
fall and two years later the widow
became the wife Of Williams, but
this time he did not have to win a.
race to get his bride.
The Indians 'hitting- was heavy
enough to win the game even If thft
'Varsity field had played good ball,
but with eight muffs on the Unlv:
boys it was a walkaway. Mcintosh
pitched a strong game and Hurley,
caught in his usual fine style but
tho battery couldn't play the same
without support from the infield.
The official score:
ab. n. njs.
Riggs.- 3b 4 0 2-
Williams, ss 4
Mullen. If 3
Bennie, lb 4
Hurley, c 4
Mcintosh, p 4
Lcfko. Cf 4
Campbell, 2b 3
Halbert. rf 3
i i o
0 0 2
o "t o
o o o
. IL H.
2 6 "
n"- o o
o o n
c 4 .'2
Totals . . .
Field, lb ...
Easau, 2b .
Anton,- rf . .
Moreno, cf .
Runs 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 lV
Hits, 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 2
Huns 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 6
Hits 1 0 0 0 0,1.0 2-0--4
Struck out By Clark, 12:- by Mc
intosh, 9. Bases on balls Off Clark,
1. Two base hit Riggs. Three bas
hit Easau. Hit by pitcher Resvol
oso, Whitman, Easau, Field. Umpire
CONTINUOUS TENNIS CHAMP
Associated Press Dispatch
NEW YORK, April 13. The Gould
national court tennis champion today
defended this title against " Joshua
Qrane of . Boston winning, three
straight sets. This is" the seventh
consecutive year he won his title.
Associated Press Dispatch'
SALT LAKE. April 13. The Uni
versity of Utah used three pitchers in
a game with the all-Chinese baseball
team from Honolulu today and was
beaten 22 to 15.