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Connlo Mnck athletes no long
or want to be known as white
They are through with the
name, manager and players
alike feeling that It Is n Jinx,
hoodoo, or something that Is
keeping the team from winning
Its way out of the cellar posi
tion. The emblematic elephant has
been torn, or cut off the sleeve
of all the Athletics, and now
there Is a feeling of hopefulness
In the Mack camp.
Thu first day the sign of Iho
pachyderm was removed from
their uniforms they defeated the
crippled Tigers. That made the
Mackmen feel sure the elephant
on the sleeve was an unlucky
GOOD QUALITIES OF
Not Flashy, but Brainy and Most
Reliable of Infielders.
Splendid Work of Veteran Overlooked
In Exo'.tement Caused by Sensa-
tlonal Playing of Outfielder
Young and Larry Doyle.
In the excitement caused by the son
sntlnnal hitting and fielding of Hois
Young, the timely swatting of Larry
Doyle and the generally lino work of
the fllnnt team as a whole, (lie results
obtained by at least one member of
the cast have been somewhat over
looked, says a New York critic.
The player In question Is Arthur
Fletcher. It was 11 long years ago
that Fletcher llrst cased Ills way Into
a major league game, but be Is still
very much lu the running. There are
moro llasby shortstops In tho game
than thu Colllnsvllle veteran, but John
McGrnw would hardly consider pass
ing Fletcher along lu exehango for any
Injuries sustained on tho cvo of tho
opening of the championship season
slowed Fletcher up In the first few
days of play und finally forced him to
fall out of line and allow Eddie Sick
ing and AI Balrd to tako turns at plug
ging tho gap between second and
third bases. It Irked him to remain on
the bench, however, and he missed
only six games. He was not In tho best
of sbapo when bo reported for dutj
after his brief lay-off, and even now
his back, wrenched In nn exhibition
gamo In mid-April, bothers him when
ho makes an unusually strenuous play,
yet his physical condition Is only
faintly rellected In his work.
Since resuming his place lu tho line
up Fletcher has peppered the pellet at
a .203 clip. This average Is not u par
ticularly remarkable one, yet when the
details of his hatting are scanned It
will bo found that his hits havo been
of a most timely nature.
If Fletcher's butting has been of a
timely naturu his lidding lias been
doubly so. Of eourso ho bnH booted
n few grounders, but at critical mo
ments, when the blocking of a bard
hit ball has meant the checking of an
Incipient rally by the opposing club,
he has not been found wanting.
UMPIRE 0'DAY RANKLES REDS
Squelches Cincinnati Players on
Bench When They Question Some
of His Decisions.
Those who set nut to kid Ilnnk
O'Dny tako upon themselves a man's
Jolt, for tho veteran umpire always
letalus a Arm grasp on his goat
and usually Is able to silence his
critics with a few well-chosen words.
At ono stage of a recent gamo at the
Polo grounds the playeis on (ho Cin
cinnati bench began to cast aspersions
on Hank's Judgment of strikes and
balls, hut they were stopped short.
Holding up tho game for an Instant,
O'Dny turned to tho Reds' dugout and
said, with Just a tinge of sarcasm In
Ills voice: "If you guys can call 'em
any better than I can coino out here
nnd try It. It seems to mo that II
your eyesight was as good as you seem
to think, you'd ho In tho gamo with
the regular players Instead of slttlnp
on tho bench."
Whereat silence hung like u pall
over tho visitors' rendezvous.
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QUESTION ARISES AS TO MOST POPULAR
FORM OF THROWING WITH INFIELDERS
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Infielders Who Have Their Own
What Is the better form In baseball,
to throw underhand, side arm or over
bonded? We will not venture an
opinion. We leave that to the pundits
of the pastime and to the golf play
ers, writes Tom Ittcc In llrooklyn
In their recent series with the Hus
ton Hraves, tho Hrooklyn Superbus
had to face tho shortstop work of Ma
riuivllle. Wo will ventute the opinion
that Maranvlllo Is the best throw er we
havo ever seen. In that we are sup
ported by tho Hrooklyn papers. Lurry
Cheney remarked that .Maranvlllo
could shoot n ball faster and with
moro nccuracy than any other athlete
he knew. Larry was right.
I Maranvllle Is a Puzzle.
Maranvlllo seems to get thu ball
nway without mnklng half of the usu
ul motions. Ho can shoot under or over
handed, hut bis best trick Is in-shimt-Ing
from a sort of side-arm oveihand.
That Is not a clear description, but
It Is not our fault. Maranvlllu's throw
has always been n puzzle, even to play
ers on the Held with him. Hu seems
to push, rather than throw, tho ball.
Another peculiarity Is that the play
ers on tho same team say hu has a
"light" throw. That Is, It hits the re
ceiver's hands without Jarring them.
Why that should bo so Is one of the
mysteries of baseball. It Is notorious
In tho profession that n throw from
some players will nearly knock tho re
ceiver down, even when the thrower
PECKINPAUGH IS SENSATION
New York Yankees' Star First Base
man Leads League In Batting
Run Scoring High.
Roger Pecklnpnugh Is tho rcnl Amer
ican league sensation of tho year. This
Is Peck's eighth American league sea
son, nnd his best mark In hitting was
In 1013, when he hit .203. Most of tho
time he has been below .2.ri0, nnd now
ho leads tho Icagile with approximate-
ly a .-100 average. Ills run scoring Is
as remarkable as his batting. He has
crossed the plate -13 times In 154 games.
If this rate Is maintained until the
end of the season ho will practically
tlo Cobb's mark of 147 runs, mndo In
BROWN SIGNS TWO PITCHERS
Manager of Terre Haute Team Gett
Two Hurlers to Bolster Weak
ened Pitching Staff.
nopo of bolstering tho weakening
pitching staff, Manager Drown of
Terro Ilnuto has signed two promis
ing semlpro pitchers, William IlaaU
and W. II. Jensen. The latter has beei
winning slabmau with tho Wcsleyuu
Peculiar Way of Throwing.
Is by no means famed for his supposed
speed. On thu other imglc Is the
player whose throw falls Into the glove
lightly and gives the other fellow
plenty of time for making the play.
The reason for that lias never been
explained. It may be that the thrower
unconsciously twists the ball as be lets
It go. but In that case It should curve.
Sweeping Slde-Arm Throw.
Tale, then. Mickey Doolan, who
played short for Hrooklyn on vnrlous
occasions. Mickey has the most beau
tiful sweeping slilo-arm throw we ever
saw, and the motion was totally differ
ent from that of Maranvllle. Which
has the better form? There ain't no
such animal us "form" In hnchnll, as
It Is applied to golf and other sports.
Doolan made his reputation on the
side-arm stuff. Of course he could
throw from other positions, but that
was the efllclont element which made
him u star for ten years, although he
seldom batted over .-."0.
Smith Throws Overhand.
Another case Is that of .T. Carlisle
(Roil) Smith of tho Huston Hraves.
Smith for nearly ten years has been
n third hasemaii. The best asset of u
third baseman Is supposed to hu un
underhnnd throw; yet Smith has al
ways been an overhand thrower. He
never learned the other style, and does
not use any other to this day. If
"form," as ordinarily understood, had
counted, Smith never would have got
ten a Job on an amateur team.
Oklahoma City added a new pltchct
to Its staff In Yonkman, who got awn
good for a starter.
Pitcher Turkey Domnn Is out of the
army at last and rcjoluul the Little
Rock Travelers the other day.
Ellis Johnson, former pitcher for
tho Philadelphia Athletics, recently
out of tho army, Joined Daltlmorc.
Before the Chicago Cubs got Lee Ma
goo from Hrooklyn, Manager Mitchell
tried to deal for John Hnwilngs of tho
Memphis announced tho release of
Catcher Oil Meyers, but changed Its
mind nnd the joung collegian was told
ho could stny on.
Italic Murqunrd Is not coming on so
well with bis broken leg and It Is
doubtful that he will pitch another
game this season.
Jack Dunn says that his best bet of
several seasons lu the way of finds Is
Holey, tho youngster playing short
stop lor the Orioles.
Snthoron Is pitching tho game of his
career. Ills control Is perfect and be
seldom gives a good hitter a good ball
unless be Is forced to do so.
There Is nnother new Johnson In
the pitching arenn. He has Joined tho
Columbus team. Ills Identity Is not
qultu clear, as ho Is described as "a
youngster Just returned from France."
Walter flnlvln has succeeded Soldier
Brown as first baseman for the Mobile
team. Oolvln seems to havo suffered
no 111 effects from his long &crvlco In
tho north of ltussln.
Kid Oleason Is quoted as praising
Dick Kerr with qualifications. The Kid
says Kerr "lias everything but height,
but ho Is three Inches shy of what a
real, honest-to-goodness pitcher should
Young Unglauh, nephew of tho vet
eran Boh Unglauh, now dead, seems to
bo a find from Petersburg. He fanned
14 batters In tho first game hu pitched,
and the next tlino out pitched u two
Thcro nro quite a few famous
names in tho National league
pitching ranks this year. Grovcr
Cleveland Alexander and John
Calhoun Benton havo been fa
mous around thu lengue for
some time. But now the Cubs
havo n splendid running niiito to
Alexander In Abraham Lincoln
Bailey. Fred Mitchell, the Cub
manager, started to call Bailey
"Abe" on the training trip, when
the rooklo Interrupted him and
said: "The folks back home all
call mo 'Line' for short." And
Mitchell wouldn't quarrel about
a little thing like nnmes.
VETERAN CRAVATH IS
BRAINY BALL PLAYER
Newly Appointed Manager Is Old
est Man on Team.
Doing Better Work for Phillies This
Season Than for Several Years
Batting Pacemaker of Na
The ono real, outstanding platinum
plated star of the Phils Is the oldest
player on tho team's pay roll, namely,
tho well-known and dangerous Clifford
Carlton Cravath, who has Just been
appointed mnnager of tho club, suc
ceeding Jack Coombs. Mr. Cravath
hit the thlrty-seven-ycur mark on
March 23 last. Hitting tho thirty-seven
mark Is tho worst thing Gabby has
done lu his life. He hits tho ball much
The only nctlve player now In base
ball who Is older than Cravath Is Dodo
Paskert of the Cubs. Paskert will be
thirty-eight years old next August.
Cravath, on the road to thirty-eight
years of age, Is the wonder of baseball.
Clifford Carlton Cravath.
Today finds him the batting pacemaker
of one of the major leagues. He Is
pluylng better ball this year than he
lias done In the last three or four sea
sons. A common esllmnto of Cravath Is
that ho Is a slow-thinking, slow-moving,
slow-fielding, good-nntured chap
who pounds out base hits by sheer
might. If it Is tho common analysis It
Is tho wrong one. Cravath Is prob
ably tho headiest ball player on his
team. He Is lasting years after most
players pass Into retirement, because
Cravath can dlvlno the Intention of
nn opposing pitcher far hotter than his
younger and moro ngllo pals. Ho has
n pulr of sharpshooter eyes and uses
them for seeing purposes. When
Cravath drives out a smoking hit you
can rest nssured that ho knew what
was being served to him and was set
for It. There Is no hlt-or-mlss stylo
Do knows how to play for batsmen
in right field nnd plays hits against tho
wall nt tho Philadelphia park better
than any other rlght-tlolder with the
Phils or on nn opposing team. Cravath
makes his defenslvo skill all tho moro
valuable by his uncanny throwing.
Cravath actually Is ono of tho best
throwing outllelders In Amerlcn.
Spenker can heave a ball faster, hut
even Speaker can't throw with tho
Judgment of Cravath.
HOT AFTER PETTY GAMBLERS
New York American League Club
Making Usual Drive Against Bet
ting at Polo Grounds.
Officials of tho New York American
leaguo club aro making their usual
drlvo against tho petty gamblers who
Infest tho main grandstand back of
third base and tho list of gamblers who
find It Impossible to get Into tho Polo
grounds when the Yankees nro playing
is growing as a result, says a New
York Evening Sun critic. Slnco tho
activity ngnlnst theso bettors was
started by Yankeo ofllclals many gam
blers havo been led to tho gnte, given
u refund on their admission and told
to keep out. Some have attempted to
return, but find themselves barred and
must do their small fiy wagering over
tho ticker tape, If at all, when tho
Yanks nro home.
Baseball's bold on the American pub
lic Is duo In the most part to tho In
tegrity of tho players and the fact that
tho finger of suspicion canot bo point
ed at tho result of thu games. For
this reiibon It always has been tho aim
of thoso Identified with tho sport to
drlvo out tho gambling element. Tho
gamo Is better off without persons of
this Ilk, and tho owners of tho Yankees
aro to bo commended on their stand.
These gamblers inulcu themselves ob
noxious and objectionable not only to
tho club management but to tho other
fans who put homo loyalty above a
paltry dollar or two.
IS GOING STRONG
Veteran Has Stood Strain of
Eleven Seasons With Majors.
Prediction of Various Scribes That Ho
Would Be Displaced at Third Base
Not Yet Fulfilled Slow In
Rounding Into Form.
After it player has stood tho gaff In
tho major leagues for eleven years ho
Is labeled "all In" tho llrst tlmo ho
shows a sign of slipping.
This was tho sort of a "rawsbcrry"
handed to Helnlo Zlm In 1017, even be
fore he got himself Into tho limelight
in the world's series by chasing Eddlo
Collins homo In that now famous
Marathon of CO feet, which was
promptly pointed out as a one-reel
thriller nnd given the title "Pin a Fast
er Man Thnn You Are, Helnlo Zira."
Lnst fall, after the (Hants had closed
their curtailed season, various scribes
predicted that 1010 would find some
body else lining the shoes of tho great
Zlin nt third base for the (Hants.
New York scribes led the gang who
expertly pointed out that tho great
ono was on the skids; that his legs
were growing stiff and his throwing
arm turning to glass. Then they start
ed picking out a soft spot for Helnlo
to light. Some chose first base for him,
and the ones who were less hopeful
relegated him to right field, Just as
though John McCraw would think for
half a second of displacing n crnck
young player like Ross Young.
Helnlo kept his pneo through all
tho long winter of 1018-10, hibernating
In tho Hronx and pa) Ing nothing. Hut
when tho tlmo rolled around for con
tracts to bo signed Kim visited tho
ofllces of tho (Hants, accepted terms
without a whimper, and calmly told
McOraw that If be had ordered u now
third baseman bo'd better cancel tho
When tho Olants entrnlncd for
flnlnesvlllo to start spring trnlnlng
the veteran 7,1m was very much In evi
dence. Ho got Into a uniform and
started sawing wood In bis own way,
taking his tlmo nnd working hard to
get Into shape. Eight hours' work n
day In a Jersey shipyard during part
of tho whiter bad not dono Zimmer
man any noticeable harm, but llko
most of tho veterans, Kim rounds Into
shape slowly, and, llko most athletes
of on aggresslvo nature who hnvo n
touch or two of temperament, 7.1m
didn't glvo n tinker's rap what any
body thought nbout It. "Lottem try
displacing mo nt third baso and there'll
bo n funeral for somebody," was tho
way 7.1m looked at It.
BESPECTACLED HURLER HILL
Carmen Hill of Pittsburgh Pirates
Finds Glasses Are No Handicap
Carmen Hill, bespectacled hurler of
tho Pittsburgh Pirates, llko Leo Mead
ows who wears 'em when In nctlon
for tho Cards, finds tho glnsses aro no
handicap whatever. Incldeutnlly Car
men promises to bo one of tho best
young right-handers In tho Nntlonal
leaguo and Hugo Ilezdek tho Plrato
chlof Is nursing him with Inflnlto caro
In tho hope ho will be ablo to tako his
regular turn on the mound Inter lu tho
race. Hill and Meadows aro tho only
two players lu the majors today who
wear glasses while pastlmlng. Both
havo worn them slnco boyhood, having
weak eyes, but neither 1ms over been
handicapped by tho specs when field
ing hard-hit balls.
Young Golfers Going Abroad.
Perry Adair and Hobby Jones, tho
clover college golf players from Geor
gia Tech., may go abroad next season
and play In England as well as In other
Memphis Buys Ball Players.
Tho Memphis club has purchased
Pitcher Tiny (ioodbred from Brooklyn
and Inllelder Eddlo Mooro from tho
New York Yankees.
Phelan Goes to Galveston.
Arthur liielan, former Chlcngo Cub
Inllelder, has been released by Chatta
nooga to (Inhesion of tho Texas
Oldest Player Is Only 38.
Dodo Paskert, ox-Red and present
Cub, Is now tho iddest player In tho
big leagues. Dodo Is 38 and still as
active as a tomcat.
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