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TIMELY HITTING AND SPLENDID WORK OF
PITCHERS HAVE KEPT GIANTS IN FRONT
Some Leading Factors In Keeping Olants on Top.
The hard iiuil .timely hitting of tho Olants mid tho work of two pltrhers,
Barnes nnd Henton, have lieori tho loading fnclors In keeping tho OluntH
in tho front row of tin )iniiiiiit race thtii fur thlH season. The torrlllc
bnttlnjr of Young.. .KnuiT ami Hums especially has boon a big aid to the
team In the. flag Unlit. Young and KnuiT are among the first five bats
iiu'ii of the league and Iluriis Is close behind them. Dnjle has also hcen
playing a strong game, lioth at the hat and In the Held. The .problem which
Manager McOraw has on his hands Is that If those heavy hitters should fall
off to any great extent the extra harden which would he thrown on the
pitching staff would he so groat that It Is doubtful if tho (lingers would
Btand tho pressure.
PITCHING FOR STRIKE-0UTS
Manager Pat Moran's Twlrlers Art
Urged to Fan Out Batters on
t'at Mnran urges his pitchers to work
for as many "strlke-outs" as posslhle
Long ago Manager l'ut was converted
from the. "let-'em-hlt-lt-iind-trust-to-your-support"
crowd of nianagors. The
band-box l'hllndelphla field was what
converted him, for on that arena the
strike-out pitcher Is n king. Even a
feehlo hitter Is apt to hoist a fly thai
will carry over tho near-by walls, but
when a man Is struck out he Is dead
for tho rest of tho Inning. Alexander
who did his finest wo'rk for Mornn, nl
wnys plays for strlke-outs to the. limit
nnd Kppu lllxcy has always been v
firm believer In Iho ellleaoy of tho fan
out hall. With tho Mods Put has sov.
oral pitchers whose leaping curves ar
nlways apt to make the hatters mist
three In n row, and ho Intends to glv
these Dingers much leeway. Ituethei
and Kller aro strong on strlke-outs and
Senor Luquo likewise slings a erne
UMPIRE QUIGLEY IS PRAISEC
Applauded by Fans for Making 8om
Sensational Stops of Liners on
"Who Is tho best fielding umpire In
tho National league?" Is the question
which Is often asked, and It might Ik
said that this honor undoubtodl
should go to Ernest Qulgley. As n
general rule the average arbiter It
prono to dodge hard-hit fouls which
Umpire Ernest Qulgley.
come his way, but Qulgley Is not of
this type. In several games this sen
sop at New York, Cincinnati and Chi
cago Qulgley has made soiao great
stops of liners on foul territory urn
been applauded by tho funs.
Fclsch has fow superiors throwing
McCnhe, utility Cub, weighs 180
pounds and is In line shape.
Dave Robertson Is considered one
of tho best outfielders In tho National
Sam Lurneque, once a big league In
fielder, Is now an umpire In the Virgin,
llnbe Adams Is still raising tho
deuce, although he was starring ten
years ago. ,
Tint St. Louis Ilrowns have turned
Ernest Fnllcntlno over to I'eorla for
use In an emergency.
Tho hatting of Austin McMenry has
been a big feature In the play of tho
St. Louis Cardinals,
It Is no fair blaming It on the urn
plro when tho visiting team knocks
the ball out of tho lot.
Don Costello, outfielder, once with
tho Pittsburg IMrntes, Is playing tho
outfield for Illnghumton.
Tho veteran Harry Hlnchman quit
tho Wnterhury team, declaring that
his urm was too Inmo for service.
Outfielder .Too Horan quit tho Evans
vlllo team announcing that he was
going to Kansas to play Independent
Otis Hono, falling with Dallas and
then with Waco, seems tn have found
himself as a member of tho Shreveport
If Mill Clymer does not get that
money for which ho has sued, tho
Louisville club never will hear tho
last of it from him.
They nro nil sounding the praises of
tho Ned's pitching Htnff. It's singular
tho samo staff, outside of Snllee, waa
mediocre last year.
Wg John Watson, tho pitcher who
hnd u brief experlenco us a member of
Connlo Mack's Athletics, has drifted
back to Now Haven.
It Is now pretty generally conceded
tho Whlto Sox have three pitchers In
stead of two. Dick Kerr, midget
though ho Is, has nt last gained rccog
nltlon. Ilnlttmnro appears to have spread
eagled tho International field, but Tor
onto, with an eyo to n major leaguo
berth, Is trying hnrd to overtake tho
Patrick J. Faherty, manager of tho
Louisville team, has resigned. Ills re
tirement was caused by adverse crit
icism of tho way ho handled tho team,
although it Is second In tho stnndlug.
When the Cnrdlnals were do
ing their spring training Hmnch
Mickey noticed that Austin Me
Henry, In stealing a base, was
prone to go Into the bag with
the wrong foot, and thus slide
three feet further than neces
sary. Calling Mcllenry to him
Mickey asked: "Austin, what Is
the first rule of plane gome
try?" "I don't know nothing
about geometry, sir," was the
"Well, then, I'll tell you." le
Jolned Mickey, "It Is that the
shortest distance between two
points nuiy be accomplished by
n straight line. You Ignore that
rule In sliding to bases and
travel an excess distance of
three feet on every slide, so that
when you have stolen .'!() bases
you really will have stolen .11,
though you won't get credit for
the extra base. Just apply a
little geometry to your bnse
stealing and you will get better
results with less effort."
"Yes, sir," answered Mcllenry,
too dazed to say anything else.
WOULD PUT STOP TO
ROWDYISM ON FIELD
President Heydler Would Stamp
Out Umpire Baiting.
Considers Hla Group of Arbiters Effi
cient Men and Intends to Back
Them to Limit Players
Are Qlven Warning.
President Heydler of tho National
league In an Interview announced that
ho would not stand for umpire baiting
or rowdyism on the ball Held, He at
tended a game between the Cardinals
and Olants on the Polo grounds, where
It Is claimed certain Cardinal players
behaved In a disgraceful manner. Hey.
"Itasebull Is too great a game to per
mit siuh tactics as certain players
have employed In recent games to
show their dlsntlsfnctlou over deci
sions by umpires, I do not contend
that the umpires always are correct.
It would be humanly tmpoxslblu for
them always to give the light decisions,
lint It Is safe to say they aie right nine-ty-nlno
times out of a hundred. Even
If n plnyer iIITers with an umpire over
a decision It behooves lilm to recognize
the authority of the olllclal Instead of
Indulging In disorderly conduct.
"IJaseball Is a clean game. Spirit Is
essential, of course. Mlvalry makes
for faster competition. Hut spirit and
rivalry must not be mistaken for gut
tersnipe tactics smh as throwing baud
fills of dirt at umpires mid i'iiilug. as
some players have done. The fans In
the stands that Is, a big majority of
them certainly do not approve of mis
conduct such as that.
"I consider the National league um
pires a group of ellleleiit men, and In
tend to buck them to the llmll, Play
ers who persist In breaking the uiles
by misconduct on the field will he so
vorolj dealt with. Let this irve as n
warning to them."
BRAINARD IS BACK FROM WAR
Former University of Illinois Star and
Later With Giants to Re-enter
Lieut. Fred Ilralnard, former Uni
versity of Illinois baseball star and
later with the New York Olants, has
returned from overseas service anil
expects to re-enter professional ball.
Ho has been sent to Oakland of tho
Pacific Coast league. While In France
Lieutenant Ilralnard was In charge of
tho baseball of his division.
THOMAS AS PINCH MANAGER
Scout for Philadelphia Athletics Takes
Hold of Atlanta Team and Wins
Whllo Charley Frank was absent
looking for talent, Ira Thomns, visit
ing Atlanta In tho Interest of Connie
Mack, took hold of tho Crackers and
won several games with them. As a
pinch manager Thomas delivered such
n brand of goods that Frank has a
right to bo Jealous.
JiBaeHeBBiflKiTo Vtlrrn Nrw.piiptr Union!
TRIS SPEAKER LONG IDOL OF BASEBALL
FANS AROUND AMERICAN LEAGUE CIRCUIT
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"Gavvy" Cravath of the Philadelphia National League Team, Who Waa
Recently Appointed to Succeed Jack Coombs, Is 8een Congratulating Trie
Speaker, Who Has Just Been Made Manager of the Cleveland Indians.
News of the appointment of Trls
Speaker as manager of the Cleveland
Indlnns was welcomed by baseball fans
nil around the American League cir
cuit, with whom ho was long n base
Ho began his career In the North
Texas league he was bom In Hubbard
City, Tex. nnd luter played with the
Houston team of the Texas league.
Speaker flrst Joined the Itnston team
Into In 11)07, playing his first game In
Philadelphia and batting .240 for tho
three weeks lie was with the foam.
With Little Rock In 1908.
He was sent to Llttlo Mock In 1D0S,
rejoining the Med Sox at the end of tho
The next year he Joined the ranks of
tho real stars and since then has been
n consistent hitter nnd has been recog
nized as perhaps tho greatest outfield
er In baseball.
It was In u post-season series with
tho Olants In 100!) that Speaker gavo
Iloston fans striking proof of his won
Jerful ability. Itnston won the series,
Catcher Art Wilson of tho Iloston
Hraves Is nursing u cracked rib.
It may lie truo that n crowd likes
hitting, but It wishes tho home team to
Ferd Schupp says his arm Is as
strong as over, but that ho Just can't
And If anybody thinks Eddie Clcntte
has blown nt 1)5, take a look at tho
Hy Myers, tho Dodger center fielder,
has a butting average of .,110, and
Wheat Is clubbing for a .320.
Walter Hnrbare, who has been 111
for some time, has recovered and re
joined the Pittsburgh Pirates.
International league club magnates
voted down tho proposition to Increase
the plnyer limit from 10 to 17.
The veteran Al Schweitzer, who was
with Jersey City earlier In the season,
has been taken on hy Mochester.
Hal Chase makes great plays with
wonderful euse and grace. The same
goes for tho error he executes nlso.
Pitcher Hick MeCabo, released hy
ninglinmton and taken on by Newark,
has been a great winner for tho Hears.
No mean factor In the recent recov
ery of tho Hrooklyn Dodgem lias been i
Iho work of Hi Myers, both nt bnt and I
In tho field. ;
"Cactus" Cravath, Phil mnnager, de
clares that there Is no chance for tho
Olants or uny other club to get Eppti
Rumor has It that Casey Stengel is
tired of playing In Pittsburgh nnd hi
trying to get his releaso so ho can Join
somo Eastern team.
Provldenco has sold Fred Ilralnard,
and Danny Oenrln to Onkland of tho
Pacific Const league, ilralnard recent
ly returned from Franco.
Tho veteran Hill Crlstnll, recently
released as manager of tho Uny City
team of tho Mlchlgan-Outurln league,
has signed with Mollno to pitch.
With two third bnsemen In Milton
Stock and Doug Ilnlrd on his hands,
tho president of tho St. Louis Cardin
als Is expected to ship ono away soon.
Tho Chicago Whlto Sox will try out
Eddie Forster, a lad from Ilrowstor
academy. He Is an outfielder nnd In
college made a reputation for llcotness
4 games to 1, nnd It was largely through
his fine batting nnd fielding.
In the -World's Scries of 10X2 Speak
er ngnln played n prominent part. It
was Ms long drive In the eleventh In
ning of the second game of the. series,
tho return of which was muffed by
Wilson tit the plate, which enabled the
Med Sox to tie the Olants, 0 to 0, In
that game, and It was his slnglo In the
memorable tenth Inning of the eighth
and deciding game of that series which,
put the Moil Sox In position to win tho
game and the world's chnmptonshlp.
Continued Fine Work.
He played In the World's Champion
ship IDin team when It beat Philadel
phia, nnd, nfter going to Cleveland the
next season, continued his fine work
at hat and In the field.
He has been u .WW hitter throughout
his career as n regular and led thu
league In bnttlng once. In 1010. when
ho had an average of ..'ISO. As, a ground
coverer. thrower and quick thinker he
has had few equals and probably no
HERRMANN SURE OF TRIUMPH
President of Cincinnati Club Most Op
timistic Over Team's Success In
Onrry Herrmnun, Medlnnd chief, Is
most optimistic over his team's
chances, and freely predicts u pennant
for tho Cincinnati club. Ho snys tho
club Is breaking all attendnnco rec
ords, and Is playing to blggeu gates,
both ut home and on the road, than
nt any time In tho club's history.
The Mods also are run on a pretty
economical basis. The club has llttlo
utility strength. Lately Hresstcr, a
pitcher, has appeared In left field.
Sherwood Mnceo started off In left,
but after lie becamo 111, Cueto, tho
dlmluut!o Cuban, who Is an all
round hnmly man, played tho outOeld
until he got had lingers, llressler then
was, playing In the outfield, Cincin
nati's only other utility man Is Jimmy
Smith, the llttlo Inileldcr, who has
been kicked nil around tho circuit.
BASEBALL GAINS IN MEXICO
National Pastime Bidding for Favor
and May Supplant Bull Flghtlno
and Other Games.
Hnsebnll is bidding for favor in
parts of Mexico and may supplant bull
fighting and other distinctly natlvo
pastimes, according to a Dallas sport
ing goods concern, which has Just
miido n Inrgo shipment of baseball
equipment to Monterey, northern Mex
ico. This concern icrently sent a
salesman through tho northern part of
.Mexico and bo reported that baseball
was rapidly gulnlng In favor and pre
dicted It soon would becomo a national
pastime In that country,
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