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"l consider linns Winner tho
most vnlunlilo nll-nround piny
cr who ever wore n spiked
hIhhv" says .Tolm .1. MeGraw.
"I believe .Tltiuny Collins hnd
tho surest pair of hnnds I ever
"I luivo never seen n mnn In
the pitcher's box who equaled
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WITH DODGER FANS
Former St. Louis Veteran Is Vital
Factor in Brooklyn
Manager Robinson Made No Mistake
When He Picked First Sackman to
Fill Gap Left by Departure
of Jake Daubert.
.Tnko Daubert, veteran first baseman
of tho Dodders, may have been popular
In his heyday In Flutbush, rmt It Is
safo to say Kd Konetchy's popularity
will soon match that of Jncolius If thu
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continues to be tho vital factor ho Is
today lu tho Dodger drive.
When Wllbert Itoblnsoti, desperate
ly In need of n seasoned llr.st liascinaii,
plucked Koney from off tho soapy
chutes that led to the minors, thero
wero many who feared Wllbert had
miido a mistake, that Koney never
would conio through and that It would
ho many n day before llrooklyn would
unearth a first baNemau who could ap
proach tho veteran Daubert.
Ask any fan today, however, what
ho thinks of Koney and undoubtedly
ho would toll you that tho big Polo
had filled Daubcrt's shoes moro olll
clently; thnt, In fact, ho would prefer
ti have Koney on tho Dodgers Instead
of Daubert, because Koney htlll Is at
his best, hitting all kinds of pitching
and playing a bang-up game alleld,
whereas .Take has not yet had tho good
fortuno to get started properly with
JIM SHAW EQUALED RECORD
Slammed Homers Off Pitchers Selbold
and Kinney of Athletics In
When .Tim Shaw of Washington, on
Mny 2, slammed homers oft Selbold
and Kinney of tho Athletics, In suc
cessive Innings, .11 in equaled a major
league record that has stood slnco
Juno :i0, 11)12, for on this latter date,
Kd Wlllett, tho Tigers' star hurler of
long ago, while pitching for Detroit,
slummed u single and a pair of round
trips oft' Mogrldgo and Jordan, tho
Whlto Sox hurlers. A dclvo through
tho National league for 15 years back
failed to show a hurler that equaled
HOD ELLER IN FREAK GAMES
Red Pitcher Slaughtered by Cubs and
Then He Turns In a No-HIt
Gamo Against Cardinals.
Hod Ellcr of tho Itcds seems fated
to flgfiro In freak games, lie holds
tho Ciibs helpless until near tho finish,
when they slaughter hhn and win a
gamo lu which they did not seem to
huvo a chance. Then he turns lu a no
lilt game against tho Cardinals. Next
ho performs In that wild Cincinnati
Brooklyn affair of May in, when his
team scores ten runs In the thirteenth
inning. Whenever Hod Is In there,
something Is bound to happen.
Derrlll Pratt Is still ploying second
base for tho Yankees, but of tho lot
traded to tho ltrowns for him Nunu
maker, llendryx, Godeon, Shocker, Cul
lop and Malsel all but Godeon and
Shocker hove gone elsewhere.
Manager Makes Club.
If you don't hellovo a good manager
makes a good ball club, take a look ut
tho Phillies and Jack Coombs.
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THERE ARE STILL A FEW OF THE VETERAN
SLUGGERS FACING BIG LEAGUE PITCHERS
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Ono by one tho great sluggers who
huvo blazed a trail of hits across tho
baseball horizon for the last ten or
fifteen years are passing along.
Hitters like Hans Wagner and Sam
Crawford, for Instance, are few and
far between these days, but there uro
still u few of the veteran larrupers fac
ing major league pitchers today, and
one of tho most pleturoMiue of tho lot
Is "Cuctus" Cravuth.
Tho "Old Cactus" has been playing
ball actively for sixteen jears, and the
ravages of time have long slnco begun
to show, for Crnvath's legs today re
fuse to carry him uround tho gardens
as they once did, mid there uro n few
sprinkles of silver on temples.
Cravath 37 Years Old.
Hut although Crnvath Is thlity-seven
years of age having celebrated his
thirty-seventh birthday last March ho
still ranks us u demon at the hat. Tak
ing n too hold mid swinging from the
hip Is Just us nnturul to Cravath us It
over wns. And National League pitch
ers tell you that his eye has not been
dimmed to any extent by tho suns of
Making four hits out of live times
at bat is n feat often accomplished In
IS WINNING PITCHER AT 40
Joe McGlnnlty, Famous "Iron Man" of
Giants, Will Play With Vancouver
Although ho 1ms passed his fortieth
milestone, Joe Mcdinnlty Is still pitch
ing nnd pitching winning ball ut that.
Tho onco famous "Iron Man," who
helped to win two National league
pennants and a world's championship
for John Joseph McGraw and the
Glnnts, Is now u member of tho Van
couver club of the Pacllle Coast Inter
McGlnnlty has lust most of his speed
of former days, hut Ills good con
trol tjiul deceptive uudeihaml ball still
enable hhn to foul tho minor league
hatters. The "Iron Man" was one of
thu leading pitchers lu iho Puclllo
Coast International leaguo last season.
IIo won nine games and lost two for a
percentage of .SIS.
DISLIKES 16-PLAYER LIMIT
On Account of Numerous Injuries to
Men on His Team Manager Herr
Wants an Increase.
Eddlo Herr of tho Salt I.ako Hoes Is
ono manager wITo absolutely does not
bollevo In tho KJ-player limit. Kddlo
has had soveral cripples ou his team
during tho past few weeks, nnd has
been handicapped In that respect so
badly that ho Is overanxious to sco an
Increase In the player limit. At tho
present time the Ilees uro In a rather
crippled condition, and Kddlo eli.lms
that, with tho great nttendanfo going
on, thero must bo real playing as a
return to tho fans for their generosity
In turning out to tho games. Kddlo
says that the league Is drawing big
enough crowds to lift tho Imu.
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baseball, yet not by ono player. Cra
vath, In his many years of slaughtering
the offerings of pitchers, has registered
four hits In one day many times. In
the opening series between the Giants
and Phillies he added another such
performance to his long list, nnd two
of tho four hits he made In tho second
game against McGrawmen wcro dou
bles. Ruth Is Hard Hitter.
llabo Ituth Is a tremendously hnrd
hitter, hut capable as ho Is with the
bludgeon, he will probably nowr bo
nblo to rank ns the consistent dny-ln-mid-day-oiit
slugger Cravath has been,
Crawford and Wagner were hitters of
tho Cravath type, or vice vern. Jake
Daubert, when at his best, was aNo a
hitter of this select typo.
It Is a pleasure to pay tribute to
a player like the "Old Cactus." His
weatherheaten hide Is Impervious to
tho criticisms that have been showered
on his head by writers during the last
two or three years kind criticism,
suro enough but the kind that carries
predictions which tell faudom that u
player Is through and Cravath itn't
BASEBALL GAME PAYS f;
Ilaseball proved a llnnnclnl :
success at tho University of Vlr- i
glnla the past season, desplto !;:
tho limited schedule, due to tho ::
fact that inmo of tho big collego ::
teams of tho Kast came South ;;:
this xprlng. The llnnnclnl report, ijij
Just made public by Manager J. :;
N. Green r, shows a net profit ::
for tho entire season of $2,-l21.07. &
George Dauss and Howard Khnike
are pitching great ball for tho Tigers.
Kppa Itlxey, Jr., tho tall left-handed
pitcher, expects to bo mustered out of
tho service soon.
Walter Golvln, Mobile first baseman,
has reported to his club after service
lu Siberia, Itussla.
The Ilrowns hno been called the
"wonder team." Kturyhody Is wonder
ing where they will finish.
Hill Schwartz, succeeding Arthur
Devlin ns manager of tho Norfolk
Tars, Is getting a lot of praise.
President John Powom of the Los
Angeles club heads the agitation for
raising tho Coast leaguo player limit
to 18 men,
Young Jlud Amnions, after winning
a lfl-lnnlng gnnio for Galveston with
u timely hit, was given his release, mid
thus retires In a blaze of glory.
Ono of tho real comebacks Is Kd
Sweeney, the big catcher who Is now
doing tho bulk of tho work for the
Western leaguo clubs by mall vote
havo decided to Increase tho player
limit to in men Instead of tho 1-1 orig
inally agreed upon.
Klmcr Ponder, Pittsburgh pitcher,
who has been an nvlator In tho nrmy,
returned from Franco Inst week and
reported to Manager llezdck.
Dick Durulng continues on his way.
llrooklyn sent him to Louisville.
Loulsvlllo sent him to Toledo and now
Toledo sends him to Wntcrbury.
George Slsler tho other day mado
ono of tho pluyH which mado T. It.
k.obb famous as u huso runner, when
ho scored from second on tin Infield
out. It gavo his team tho wlnnlnc
rim In tho teuth Inning.
X CUBAN PLAYERS ARE
TAKING VITAL PART
Cuban plnyors arc going to I
piny u vital part In the National T
league race this season. Mike X
Gonzales, cntcher of the fllants,
formerly of the St. Louis Car
dinals, gradually is rounding
Into his best form and promises
to play a leading part lu the
Cllnnt campaign; Adolfo I.uquc,
pitcher of the Cincinnati Reds,
shows signs of future value mid
has one of tho fastest breaking
curves lu the league, while Os
car Tuero of the Cardinals,
showed his class In a recent
gnme nt the polo ground when
lie quelled tho (limits mid later
subjugated the Dodgers In n
hard-fought bnttle nt Kbbets
field. Armando Mnrsans, the
Yankee veteran, has faded from
tho big league picture, but re
ports from Cuba Indicate u big
Incrense In ball players who
aim to Invade tho big lenguc In
CARL MAYS IS ONLY
One of Select Quartet to Get
Away With Freak Delivery.
Benders of Red Sox Twlrler Are Puz
zling to American League Slug
gers One of Barrow's Best
Bets on the Mound.
Carl Mays Is tho only underhanded
pitcher of any real class In the major
eagues today, and one of the select
luartet who have gotten uwny with
the freak delivery over n period of
ninny years lu the big show.
Jack Wnrhop, who used to sling
for tho Yanks; Rhinos of the old
Clncy Reds, mid McGlnnlty of Giant
fame were pitchers who resorted to
tho underhand method of hurling n
baseball, and though thero have been
u number of pltcheis who havo tried
that style of twirling, the four men
tioned hero rank as tho peers of their
Mays graduated to the Red Sox In
101B, coming up from tho Provhlenco
club, and right off the reel ho proved
a winner, winning 21 games and los
ing but eight lu his llr.st season. Ills
delivery Is a puzzle to American leaguo
batters, and unless we miss our guess
ho Is going to bo ono of Kd Harrows'
best bets on the mound this season.
Mays has u fast ball, regardless of
the fact that to the fan In the grand
stand It may look more llko u slow
one. Ills best ball Is known among
the members of tho Red Sox as tho
screw ball, which Is a new one. It
Is so called because It Is alleged to
twist as do tho threads of a screw.
It twirls sideways In coming up to tho
batter, and when It Is working good
It breaks In toward the right-handed
hitters rather than away from them.
CONNIE MACK WAS MISTAKEN
Manager's Prediction That He Would
Assemble Strong Team So Far
Has Not Materialized.
When Conulo Mack disrupted his
great team after tho 11)11 world's
series, selling Collins, Raker, Hurry,
Shawkey and Murphy and casting
adrift Render, Plank and Coombs, ho
said: "I'll havo players Just as good
two years from now," Hut Connlo has
now discovered that roses do not grow
on every hush. After four consecutive
tallenders slnco 1014 ho seems to have
n team this year that Is oven moro of
a Joko than some of his previous clubs.
Last year Connlo had a respectablo
tollendor. Ono can't even bay that for
this year's team. ,
History Repeats Itself,
nistory repeats Itself lu baseball as
well as In world politics. Last spilng
after tho Dodgers lost their first nluo
games the Giants broke their losing
streak for them. This spring after thu
Hraves lost their tlrst nine games tho
Giants again were willing to appease
suffering mid lost a gamo to Iloston.
Braves Sell Two Players.
Tho Iloston National league club an
nounce tho sale of Outfielder A. Wick
lund to St. Paul, and Outfielder Joo
Kelly to Toledo, boUi of tho American
ajMavHB' a. vioJ
GRATEFUL FOR CNE THING
Soldier Might Have Seen Good In Oth
er Changes, but Not In That
The man who had volunteered his
life for Ids country came back from tho
western front. Ills experience had
completely changed hint. He carried
within the sense of mi entirely new
He went to Washington. He henrd
the speech of a senator. Ho saw tho
lobbyists couportlng together. Ho
wanted sonietlilrig, and he waited for
It In vain.
"It Is the ame old crowd," ho said.
He met the girl he loved with an
other fellow. She told him thnt she
still loved hhn mid that tho only reason
she wns with the other fellow was be
cause she was lonesome for him.
"It's the snnic old girl," ho said.
He traveled on a railroad. Tho guard
wns surly. The train was late, fho
food was poor. The rate was nearly
"It's the smile old transportation
only worse," he said.
Ho reached his homo town. Ho wns
met by a delegation and a band. With
in two weeks four of his neighbors
tiad gotten the best of him, nnother
borrowed half his pny, and nt the end
of a month when he walked down Mnln
street no one knew him because ho
He went back home. Thero wns n
woman waiting for him on the door
step. "Sly baby hero!" she said.
And putting his arms around her, he
"Same old mother thnnk God!"
Thomas L. Mason In New York I've
GOT THE WRONG IMPRESSION
Grandfather Was Convinced His Pet
Had Joined the Church, and Re
She Is n newspaper woman nnd her
grandfather formeily was a local
preacher of circuit fame. He Is very
much interested In her religious statu
and worries because she does not at
tend church every Sunday night.
Tho other evening she went to n
church to write a story ubout the new
organ, tho purchno of which had been
mndo possible by her stories lu tho pa
per. Sosbo took grandfather with her,
knowing' thnt whllo he could not henr
much of tho services, still ho would en.
Joy being In the church.
At tho close of the sermon cmne n
surprise for the newspaper woman.
Th minister announced : "Miss S., who
wroto the stories which brought tho
money for our organ, Is with us to
night and I would llko for her to come
up lu front so that all of us may sco
her and shako her hand,"
Grandfather saw his grandchild ad
vance to tho front of the church nnd
also saw Uio, people begin slinking her
hand. Ho had not heard a word tho
minister had said, but still ho had tho
memory of camp meeting days to In
form him of what was happening.
They convinced him that his grand
daughter had Joined the church und
with handshaking tho people wero
welcoming her Into tho fold. So ho
did his part. Ho ro-,o to his feet and
begun shouting at the top of his voice.
Power From Ocean Tides.
So far such little power as has been
abstracted from ocean tides has been
Insignificant. The rise and fall of tho
tides Is not very great, even though It
does amount to 70 feet In some places,
and hence If any considerable power
Is to he obtained basins of large area
must be used.
Ry damming the bay at Mont St.
Michel In Franco, where the tide rises
about 45 feet, It Is estimated that
enough power may be obtained to op
ernto half of the Industries of France.
A French engineer with vast powers
of Imngliiatlou has conceived thu Idea
of building dikes across the channel
nnd across tho Thames estuary to
form two large tidal basins which may
bo used alternately to furnish u con
tinuous supply of power.
Shelves Are Fireproof.
Not a stick of wood Is ued In two
fireproof houses being built In Kng
laud as an experiment, mi,h an Illus
trated article lu Popular Mechanics
mngazlne. Concrete and steel uro used
oxduslvel), the floors being of Joint
less composition with rounded cor
ners, while window frames, trimmings,
doors, staircases, and even tho cup-
board shelves are of steel. Tho cot
tages up' lilted with every modern lin
proNcmcnt and are said to huo ex
celled similar dwellings of wood or
brick, both in time and cost of con
struction, About the Weather.
In Fairfax tounty, near tho old homo
of George Washington, a woodcutter
without friends died tho other day. At
tho funeral services there .was no ono
to make an nddre-s. Volunteers wero
asked for, anil when, after n few min
utes, no one responded, a now comer,
who hailed from thu Pacific const, roso
"Well, If nobody eKo has anything
to bay, I'd llko to drop a few remarks
on the remarkable health-giving prop
erties of California weather."
Not a Handicap.
Tho Americans wero not handi
capped on tho western front by their
slight l.nowledgo of the French lan
guage. As a matter of fact It was defi
nitely proved to tho German discom
fort that Iho American soldiers could
shoot In nny old language, London