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MAX CAREY DECLARES
FIRST GAME HARDEST
Roger Bresnahan Got Him Rat
tled by Continuous Chatter.
Was Injected Into Pastime In Eighth
Inning With Score Tied, Two on
Bases and Two Out Mado
Good With Triple.
"I will nhvnys regard tlio first game
I cvor played In the National league
iis tliu one which brought mo face
to fnco with tho tightest pinch of my
Imschiill career," said Jinx Carey re
cently. "I had Just reported to the Pittsburgh
club nt .St. Louis. It was during the
fug end of the season of 11)10 mid I
was getting my ilrst major league
"An outfield composed of Fred Clarice,
Tommy Lcnch. Chief Wilson nnd Vlnco
Campbell meant faint hope for n
youngster of twenty who wanted to
make good. Hut Clarke gave mo it
chance, sure enough, mid the pinch
Into which I was Injected came In tho
eighth Inning with the score tied, 2
mid 2, two out and two on tho bases.
"Iloger Hresnahaii, catching for tho
Cardinals, let out n lino of chatter
that made me think I was In n hotel
lobby funning bee. lie signaled Hcuny
llenrne, the pitcher, for a fast ball.
Then ho stopped the game, walked out
nnd called the left fielder, Rebel Oakos,
to como In several steps, and enme
back to the pinto with :
" 'Let's seo how you look on n curve.'
"Well, I swung on tho next pitched
bnll nnd swung hard.
"Hang went my bnt ngulnst that
leather, nnd It suro felt good. Zing
went that ball over Rebel's head for
three bases, and wo won tho game."
STAR IN BRAVES' OUTFIELD
Joe Rlggert, Drafted From St. Paul
Club, Expected to Make Good
Tho Hruves linvo evidently picked up
n player who niny bo worth much to
them this season. Ho Is Joo Hlggert,
drafted from tho St. Paul club of tho
Itlggert, who Is an outfielder, took
part In all tho games played by his
team last season and finished with n
batting averago of .325. Ho mado n
total of 101 safe swats, and 20 of them
wero for extra bases. Ho was credited
with making six homo runs. lie ac
cepted 218 chances In the Held out of
a possible, 220, giving him a fielding
averago of .001.
A few years ago Itlggert received a
try-out with tho lted Sox, but ho was
unablo to iiiuku tho teniu. Ho came to
the Red Sox as a left fielder, but wus
outclassed by Huffy Lewis.
KID SCHALK WITH GUNTHERS
Brother of White Sox Star Bnckotop
Signs to Play With Chicago
Hay Schalk's kid brother, whoso
baseball monicker Is "Jersey," has
agreed to play with the (iunlhers of
(he Chicago league this scitxoii. Young
Schalk Is 20 years old. lie Is an In
Holder, and has hud. minor league ex
perience In Oklahoma.
CURVE BALL BY EXPRESS
:: .loo- ISonss and I'niil Muer, ::
;:: while with the White Sox at ::
;; Mineral Wells on .one tnilnlug ijij
!;! trip, had a lot of run talking ijij
jjj: about their curve ball. One j;j
jiji afternoon .Too went up to tho j:j:
$ colored porter named Dei- and jij!
:!; asked If his curve ball had eomo ji;i
:ji In yet. jiji
jij "Von all exporting It?" asked jjij
jij Dee, In all seriousness. :
jij "Yes, It's coming by express," :
i;ij replied Joe. lie slipped Dee a ijij
ijij ipiarter, "Hun down to the stn- jjij
ijij' tlou now ami see If It's In." iiij
ijjj Deo hustled awuy. Within 20 ijij
jjj: minutes he was buck, "It's not jjij
jij: come yet, sab," he said, "hut j-jj
jij: (ley all expects It'll he In In jiji
ijii do nioniln'." i;ij
GEORGE SISLER IS BETTER ALL-ROUND
PLAYER THAN BABE RUTH, SAYS RICKEY
II II I J" 1
In an epoch of tottering thrones
Itabe Ittith, all-round monarch of the
diamond, would better be looking nfter
the prop of his empire. For wo
have the word of ('resident Hrnnch
Hlckey of tho Cardinals for thisIn
St. Louis there Is one player who can
depose tho Hoston marvel ami himself
assume tho title of "iaot useful player
In the game," with Jut a little encour
agement. This player, Hlckey avers, can out
lilt, outpltch, outrun nnd outthlnk
Ruth; ho can till more positions than
Rube Ruth and play any or all of them
better. He has more aggressiveness,
more dnrlng more everything. In.
fchort, save only salnry and reputa
tion. Tho only reason this star has
not nlready utterly eclipsed Ituth In
famci popularity and salary Is that he
Is a victim of poor exploitation and
too great personnl modesty.
Slsler yes, thnt's the fellow Rickey
(ins In mind a soft-spoken fighter, n
velvct-pnwed tiger when roused, is u
plnycr whoso poloi of concentrntlon
(according to Hlckey) enablu him to
fill not only acceptably but In n mas
terly stylo nny position nsslgned to
In nn Interview tho CnnK lender
explained his optimism regarding Sis
ler's future. Hlckey has the right
o discuss Slsler, beeuuso bo discov
ered him as a college star at Michi
gan university, Jockeyed him out of
tho possession of Harney Dreyftiss Into
tho hands of the St. Louis Hrowns,
nnd they gave him his llrst big leaguo
It Pays to Advertise.
"nabe Ruth tills tho public eye,"
Rickey said, "not only bocutibo he Is n
PIRATES SIGN ED SWEENEY
Former Star Catcher of New York
Americans Goes to Pittsburgh for
nip Ed Sweeney, star catcher of the
New York Americans for several years,
who for some unknown reason drift
ed to the minors, returns to fast com-
puny In the garb of a 1'lnito. Swoonej
was secured from Mio Toledo club In
exchange for luileUer (ill's (!etz and
a money conslilci niton,
EMSLIE STILL HOLDING PACE
Ocan of National League Umpires
Starts on Tvvsnty.Soventh Cam
paign In National League.
Holt Kmslle, dtiui of the National
league umpires, Mill holds the major
league pace, allien this marks the be
ginning of his iwontyovi'iith cam
paign, lhuslle "us umpiring when
some of the star p'oyors of today were
In knee trousers Despite his years of
service, however h s eye still Is keen
and he t'cls ub nil the diamond as
sprightly as ki'iip i his younger con
temporaries. IU. iiiavers have great
respect for Mob i' II and tho fans
too, usually are ""d that when he
mils a decision It is right.
great pitcher and hitter, but because
the fullest ue has been made of him
to 'advertise his strength In theso two
departments. Habe can pitch In
world's championship form mid clout
a homo run over the fence; ho can
clean the bases In a pinch, and he can
bring his heavy artillery Into dally
play by handling a llrst base or out
field position acceptably.
"In this respect he, however, does
not surpass or even equal Slsler.
George Is as great or a greater pitcher
than Until. I know this. He showed
me his quality In major league games,
too. Look bnck at hi record If you
don't believe this. As a batter and
nil nround player, I leave the records
to show his ability as compared with
Habe. He batted .JIH7 last year to
Ruth's .207; ho led the league In stenl
lug buses In an abbreviated season,
distancing Cobb and the other stars of
tho American league.
Fourth In Fielding.
"Ho was fourth first baseman In
fielding percentage; as an outllelder
he showed wonderful promise. His
grcnt covering ability, tine throwing
nrm and daring would make him a
star nt any position, where Ruth
would bo merely a defensive llller-ln,
tolerated because of his hitting. Save
for the pitching his superiority to
Ruth will not be disputed by anyone,
and I myself am certain that ho Is
also Ruth's pitching master.
"Why Is It that Uuth Is so much
more prominent than Slsler, anil
drnws twice as much salary sis the
St. Loulsan? Tho answer Is that Sls
ler has not been exploited beyond ."0
per cent of his publicity vulnc, and
not more than 70 per cent of his play
AOTES of the
Efforts to revlvo the old Nebraska
Stato league have failed.
Charley Ilerog paid no Income tax
this year. The Hoston Nationals paid
Herbert Thormahlen can pitch. Also
ho can sing. He's the Marty Mcllale
of the Yanks.
.Toe Sehultz, the former Dodger, has
been purchased from Kansas City by
the St. Louis Nationals,
Hrnsdl, a recruit Inflelder with the
Dodgers, connected for the llrst home
run of the (raining eason In ,11 game
Outfielder Acostu, formerly with the
Washington club, will cavort In the
outfield for the Louisville club during
tho coming season,
Johnny Toblu Is lending oft' at bat
for the St. Louis Hrowns. .Manager
Hurl.-e expects to keep him there right
through the season.
Hrooklyn oxpeets so inmli fmui Hny
Si'limaudt tlutt li litis already foiuotien
about tin scintillating woik of .lake
Daubert for man) seasons,
Ward Miller, a veteran outllelder,
has 1)1011 noi'iired by the Kunsns City
American askoolailnu club from Salt
Lake City In exchango for .Umui.s Yolx.
Knight, who has umilo ninny moves
on baseball's cIioms board, will piny for
Soattlo next season. Jack Is always
pod-oil to put I'hul baseball kings In
The defunct Federal Ilaoliall league
attorneys contend that bull pln,oi-.s are
virtual slues. Well, all rlgln. One
thing Is sure, though, and that is that
slavery Is a well-paid profession,
.Too Hnehllng's efforts to eomo back
with the Cleveland Indians were brief.
After a week spent In the camp at New
Orleans he concluded his case was a
hopeless one and notllled Marmgcr
Ltjo Fold that hu'd go back to his
homo In Yirglulu ami forget about
CAUSE OF BACKSTOP
Manager Irwin of Rochester
Team Relates Story.
Couldn't Figure Out Play Where Vis
iting Player Bunted With Two
Strikes, Three on Bases and
Scored Four Runs.
Chief Meyers, the former Ohint nnd
Ilrooklyn catcher, Is through with
baseball. The chief Is going to stick
down on the farm.
Arthur Irwin, mnnager of the
Rochester team of the International
league, recently told tho story of what
ho thinks was the direct cnuso of
Meyers' retirement from the nntlotinl
"The chief," said Krwln, "was catch
ing last year for lltirfalo In the Inter
national. He was not going too well
when my Rochester team ciinio to Hut
falo In August to play a series.
"My players stole a lot of bnses on
tho chief. In one game two of thorn
stole home. .
"The play that utterly disgusted
Meyers with baseball, however, oc
curred In a game that HulTato was
winning until the elghdi Inning.
"Wo were three runs behind In that
session, when we filled (he baso3 with
two out. Hobby Orr was nt bat, ami
when he had two strikes on him the
Huffnlo Infield moved back a bit.
"Orr then hit n swinging bunt
toward second base. Tho second base
man was caught off balance, but
dnshed In nnd for some reason or
other nfter picking up the bnll elected
to make u play at the plate.
"The throw came In low and Meyers
missed It. It hit him on the shin and
bounded toward tho stand.
"The chief was after It quickly. He
saw Orr tearing for .second base us be
picked up (he ball. So he throw for
that bug nnd tho bull hit Orr on the
shoulder ns he slid,
"It bounced Into the outtleld this
time. Heforo It could be recovered
Orr had cantered over the pinto with
the fourth run scored on his hunt. It
wus the winning run of the game.
"I feaw Meyers afterward. 'I can't
figure them In this league,' ho said.
'Hunting with two strikes and three
on nnd scoring four runs! That's
more thnn enough for me.'"
PREFERS TO PLAY IN MINORS
"Moon" Ducote, Famous Athleto of
Auburn University, Signs Up
Here's one big league ball plaer
who would rather pastime In tho
minors than In (he "big show." His
name Is R. J. ("Moon") Ducote, tho
famous athlete of Auburn university,
who won further fame las( year by
his greiu playing for ilie (ileal Lakes
nnvnl football team. Severn! big
league scouts, hearing of Dueoto's
prowess, t-oiight to sign lilin, but he
always said no. Recently lie nllKed
his signature to a doi-uinoui to play
with Mobile In the Soiuliern associa
tion. DIDN'T KNOW TY COBB
Many freak things have hap- ;i;i
poueil In the young life of Ktllm ;j-j
Seliuuer, formerly with the ij-j
fllants and who was with tho -jij
Athletics until ili-nt'icd Into mill- ijij
tary service. However, die best
onu on tho Itube Is tho ( lino ho ji;
pitched llvo Innings against Do- jj:
trolt In nn exhibition game, jij;
thinking that Oscar Yltt was jij;
Ty Cobb. The (Hants, knew that jiji
If Seliuuer would pitch (o Cobb jij;
not knowing It was Ty he would jjij
get by nil right. They pointed j
out Vltt and said: "He's the ;i;j
boy you got to stop," Seliuuer gj
used all his cunning on Yltt, u ijij
2110 hitter, and never gave Cobb ijij
n tumble. It wasn't until the ijij
sixth Inning that Hilbe got wise. i;i:
carried theories into, war
Famous French Commander Mado
uoou use oi air.ia-yig iiiumeuvcis
He Had Taught.
Like ('resident Wilson, General Koch
was a college professor before tho
war, according to Howard Wheeler,
who (ells us In Everybody's (hat "Foch
(aught military strategy, to be sure,
but he wus ii teacher, a theorist; nnd
when he became u coniiiiaiider In
actual war he did not drop his the
ories, lie practiced them. Many of
the leaders under him had been IiIm
students. He called upon them (o do
In the Held In the face of a savage,
clever enemy, what he laid asked them
to recite In (he academy. One of bin
staff, Colonel Hoqiiln. told lutmhlngly
one day how some of these other gen
erals, practical men, were shocked at
orders he look to them from Foch.
"'It was a common experience of
mine.' he nld, 'In take an order to n
division comnmndcr In the very crisis
of u light, directing him to perform nt
once u well-studied, typical liuinettvcr.
The troubled, busy general would tnko
the order, rend and reread tho clean,
careful writing, and (hen turn to mo
and exclaim: "Impossible 1 Why, that
would he hard enough to do In maneu
vers, but In battle Hero? Now?
My God. It Is Impossible!"'
The general, of course, would per
form the movement, acadeinlcnlly, un
der fire. "And," said Colonel Heqilln,
"when he tried It, It worked out. Ami
It was those things that won Iho bat
tle that won tliu war."
ALL HUNGRY FOR CHOCOLATE
War Children of France Actually Had
Never Tasted That Delight-
Children born In Franco slnco tho
beginning or the war have Just mado
a glorious discovery. They Imvu
tasted chocolate. In n congested
qunrtor of Paris, writes an Associated
Cress correspondent, u line stretching
for more than 100 yards waited n
chancu to enter u grocery store. Four
policemen wero keeping order umong
the crowd and women wero actually
struggling for n place In the line.
"What are they fighting for?" a po
liceman was asked.
"The store Is selling n quarter of n
pound of chocolate to each one," re
sponded the olllcer. "That Is tho rea
son you see so many women bear
ing their children In arms; they nro
allowed half a pound then."
The correspondent nsked ono of tho
women who had with her u flno child
and was stubbornly holding .bet Plapp
on (he slippery, slushy sldewnlk,
whether she thought It wns worth
while to risk pneumonia In order to
get half a pound of chocolate.
"Yen see," lio replied, "this bnby
has never yet lasted chocolate."
For weeks she had been ailing. At
lust the poor hushuml willing to as
sume tho expense rather (bun suffer
tho suspense summoned thu eminent
The doctor viewed her tongiio with
alarm. He slandered the action of her
pulse. He nsked all tho questions In
the catechism of medical lore.
"Sir," said (he eminent pllllst, "your
wife needs u change." Tho poor mail
bowed his head In his hands and al
lowed two large tear drops to race to
tho tip of his nose urn! dive olf.
"What sort of u change, doctor?"
"Her poor nerves have llnally given
way under the strain of listening (o
thu same old talking machine records.
Huy her some new ones and we'll soon
have her on her feet." Tho man
Then (ho great doctor left tho tin
happy home, hurried to n telephone
and calling up (he phonograph place,
(old (hem to be on (he look out for n
smallish. brokMi looking man with a
pale bald head who would be In In
about one hour and out about .$ir,
An KnglMiumn returned from Indln
bringing a native boy with him as u
servant. The boy knew nothing about
lee, and one winter morning he cami)
running to his master with a largo
piece from a bucket hi (he yard.
"Look, master," lie said, "what a
large piece of class I hae found."
Ills employer Mild It Inked verv wet
and Joklugl.N (old him to pin it on thu
back of the stove to drj. lie did so,
and pivM'iitly came ruiiiiluu u U with
the partly melted loo In his h i 1
"Master, the queerest cln- I w r
saw. The 'inre I dry it the w.ir. i- it
gets." I'.oMon Ti-tiiscrlpt.
Heating Rivets Electrically
Willi lilt' employment of u.umi, ii
iimn, forms of work, hoi-eioi..i. i.
sldered too heavy for Hum, it ti ' . . n
iHM-iMiry to modify the equlpim u ml
form of work In numerous in-i i , ,,
Such n i use Is the beating of ti. i- i v
electricity In charge of woiin n 1 1
stead ot portable, Mioty forces , .,.
ated by turning a heavy traiiU. ilero
has been introduced an elei t n ..11
heated foige which x clean, simple o
operate, and readily portable, it will
heal u standard rhel in 110 mo mils.
Sclent lib- American.
Brlti3h Crop3 Were Large.
A preliminary statement kHUik tin
estimated total products ami .leh per
acre of the potato and root crops In
England and Wales this year has Just
been Issued by tho boittil of ugrlcul
lure. This shows that the yield of po
tatoes (his year, ft.fl tons per acre, Is
equal to that of last year, and one
third of a ton above tho average. Thu
total production amounts to -Hi million
tons, by far the largest ever rnlsed.
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