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MANAGER BILL DONOVAN DECLARES THAT
FORMER BALL PLAYERS FAIL AS UMPIRES
BASEBALL IS LOSING
OUT WITH SUN GODS
SMART PLAY ENGINEERED BY ROSS YOUNG
IN RECENT GIANT-CUB GAME GOES WRONG
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Blcachcritcs in Major League
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Bill Donovan and Somo
BUI Donovnn, now managing tho
Jersey City tcnin, Iiiih something to
say about umpires. Among his ob
servations nro tho following points:
"The ex-plnyer Is u hntl umpire be
cnuso ho is always figuring plays out
before- they nro completed. Ho knows
what ought to happen on certain situ
ations. And lie makes up his mind In
advanco on his decisions.
Is Thinking Ahead.
"Do ennnot help this. A player Is
always thinking ahead of the piny.
This Is so even as ho Is sitting on tho
bench watching the game.
' "When a veteran player gets to be
an umpire, therefore, ho cannot bo ex
"LONG" TOM' HUGHES RETIRES
Career of Former Boston Braves Pitch
er Ended Gave Up After Dis
Tho baseball career of "Long" Tom
Hughes, former Boston llruves pitch
er, has ended. Hughes was with tho
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"Lono" Tom Hughes.
Los Angeles club In tho Pacific Const
leaguo when ho becamo nwaro of tho
truth of tho assertion that "they never
como back." Two yours ago Hughes'
nrm Hist went buck on him. This sea
son ho started out with tho l,os An
geles club, hut ho gave up the ghost
after threo months of dully effort and
ono disastrous trial on the mound.,
FOIL BIG GAMBLING CLIQUE
Secretary Bobby Qulnn Uses Novel
Plan to Break Up Noisy Crowd
In Wlna of Grandstand.
Bobby Qulnn, secretary of tho St.
Louis Drowns, found u way to break
up groups of gamblers who wero wont
to congregate along tho right field
wing of tho grandstand mid ply their
nefarious trade In open defiance of tho
police. Qulnn called In tho munici
pal authorities, but got no satisfac
tion, Ho employed prlvnto agencies,
but still tho wngeilng went on. Fin
ally ho went among tho men himself
and tried to break up tho groups that
obstructed tho passageway. Finally
ho hit upon a plan that caused tho
gamblers to howl to heaven. Ho
strum: a series of shins nloim the Bir
ders, utterly blocking tho view of tho'
playing field from tho rear of tho
stand. That did morn than all the
cops In tho Mound niy, tine may
walk In comfort thumgli the St. Louis
stand now without hemlnir Iho hoots
and howls of tho jhort eudiM-s,
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Major Leaguo Umpires.
pected to change his complete base
ball thinking process. He can not do
ho. And he Is Invariably u bad um
pire. "It Is a mlstnko to make umpires out
of veteran players. Voting men should
be secured. When they get on In years
they should bo repluceil as bull pluy
Umpiring l Mediocre.
"Under the present scheme of things
tho umpiring In tho major leagues Is
mediocre. I'll bet there nro not five
umpires on the combined stuffs of tho
National and Amcrlcmi leagues who
can rend u newspaper without wearing
l FANS ATTACK EVANS,
fuiuuiun HOC MAI I IM
Hilly Evans, well-known um
pire, was tho target for ti pop
bottle shower In Cleveland. Tho
bottti's Hew from tho first-base
bleachers following u decision
Kvnns mndo disastrous to the
Cleveland team. And Evans'
homo Is In Cleveland, too.
Chief Folger of tho league
park police stepped to tho vicin
ity of tho . jp-bottlo hurlers and
"Thnt was a cowardly act, and
tho man who threw those bot
tles wouldn't have nerve to meet
Hilly Evuns face to fuce."
"Oh, was that Evans?" ono of
tho fans yelled. "We thought It
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Perkins Is getting to be a whale of
Fewster Is provlug n first-class lead
Eddlo Clcotto has a world of con
fidence In his ability.
Humors hnvo It that John McGrnw
Is trying to get Rogers Hornsby from
Cincinnati Is steamed to a million.
If Put Mornn cops he Is a miracle man.
If ho blows ho is mackerel man.
Playing on tic lied So- is a tough
Job. A player iW to be good enough
to keep, his Job and not too good to
Now that Ed Harrow has discovered
the worth of Helnlo Wagner, tho lied
Sox nro expected to show a llttlo more
Humors flout mound Brooklyn that
Ivan Olson Is to succeed Wllbert Itolf
luson us manager of tho Hrooklyu
Dodgers nest year.
Ford Tnlley, who couldn't get going
right In Texas, Is now n big winner
up In tho Western Cnnada league,
whero ho Is pluv lug with Hcglna.
Threo times this year tho Now Or
leans Pelicans hnvo been ousted from
tho Southern leaguo lead only to tuko
It back. They ought to bo getting used
The Gnlvostnn club has been trying
out ii young brother of TexErwIn. Ho
halls from Dallas, whero ho has been
playing on the lots. Ilu Is said to be
as fust us a rabbit and can field,
On Big Days Fans Flock to Grand-
stand nnd Overflow It to Dlscom.
fort, While Bleachers Are
When proposals nro hentd In tho ma
jor leagues now tttiil then to udtuc
tho proportion of hlutichcr capacity
thoy nro accompanied usually with the
explanation that tltu inci cased tost of
major league Imsubull requires It. Hut
now we hear u pioposnl from a veteran
minor leaguo itingnuto that bleachers
bo ubolMiod entirely, nnd It cannot be
exactly due to tho Increased cost of
minor league baseball, since the pre
sumption Is Hint various economical
measures hnvo been Inaugurated, In
eluding reduced plajer and Miliuy llto
It brings up tho question: Are the
sun gods tl.vlug out in baseball? This
minor league mugnnto avers that they
arc, and It might seem that conditions
In the mil Jots glvu Indorsement to bis
view. It has been noted Unit in ma
jor leumiu cities where Hie bulk of
tho utteudnnee was In the bleachers
In seasons past the sun seats today lire
distressingly hate. Even on big dnjs
tho fans will Hock to the grandstand
and overllow It to discomfort, while
tho bleachers present wide expanses
of empty seats.
"Hut vvc do not think It follows that
tho fun who used to sit In tho bleach
ers has deserted the national game,
llnther he is giving himself the priv
ilege In baseball as he Is in general
living conditions of something better.
IIo can ufTord it anil be will luivo what
ho can n fiord. Perhaps then. In these
days of big money for everybody and
even hod carriers making $S a day,
tho uncomfortable bteuchers ure taboo.
They aro paslng. to become only u
memory of tho days when tliu world
wusu't as good n place to live In as
It Is now and tho former hleacherlte
Is becoming a grandstand aristocrat.
And yet, tliu bleachers were no hard
ship In tin days when many of us
were young. Wo took u prldo In sit
ting nowhero eNe thnt the grand
stand occupants were people v ho didn't
really know nnd love baseball, hut just
Idlers drifting to u ball gainu out of
curiosity or to kill time.
In those days, though, the hlonchcrs
were the "closo up" In baseball. Now
they give nothing hut n sort of birds
eyo view, and thnt may bo a contribu
ting factor. Tho fan w nts to bo uenr
tho diamond. Whet i .id tho
bleachers back id s nig tin- uuud
stands around the base Hues he nat
urally drifted to tho grandstands as
soon ns ho found the price.
A few years ago we would have said
that gaps In tho bleachers meant tie
ditto In real baseball Interest, hut now
wo hnvo a new viewpoint nnd refuso to
fret when wo seo tho sun scuts empty.
Hnll the slogan of tho Now Era : A
grnndstand seat for every fan, and
enough money for every fan so that Iiu
can afford it.
LOSS OF PITCHER MARQUARD
Much of Brooklyn's Misfortune At
tributed to Injury That Has
Kept Rube on Crutches.
Tf Bubo Mnrqunrd wero avnllahle
and nblo to glvo his best efforts, Wll
bert lioblnson believes the Dodger
would ho close up to tho Giants li
now. The Dodger lender attributes
much of HrnoMyu's misfortune, to the
Injury that has kept Italic- on crutches
for the Inst few weeks.
"I hardly expect Mnrqunrd to be
able to do much pitching until late hi
tho season," declared Hobble last
night, "and oven then ho may not hi
nblo to do his best. His leg wns badlj
fractured nnd Is healing slowly, II
was a tough break for us when futc
plucked him out of tho cast,"
Mnrquiird, after a poor start, had ho
gun to show his best stuff when lit
was Injured while running buses In o
gamo ugalnst tho Itcds at Cincinnati
Since that time ho has been compi'llei
to hobhlo on crutches.
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When a smart play goes wrong in
bnsebnll the plnycr executing it usual
ly looks like n deuce. That Is precise
ly how Boss Young, right fielder for
tho New York Giants felt nnd looked
when he did some quick thlnklua In
fact, ho thought too fust In tho
eighth Inning In trying to catch J.
Vaughn on second bnse. That play
was the turning point of the game,
nnd resulted in tho Cubs winning It,
.1 to 1. Young wns blamed by tho
New York supporters, but this wus
simply an Instance of where a smurt
piny went nmlss.
Vaughn wns on first, with one gone.
Flnck rapped sharply to right. Invari
ably on a hit of this sort the runner
on first will dash to second, innke the
turn at thnt buse, turn to look where
the ball Is und what the right fielder
Intends doing with It. Young expect
ed Vaughn, who Is not a speed incr-
MAY PUT SHINE BALL
UNDER BAN OF LEAGUE
Clnrk Oriillth mny yet win his
fight ngnlnst tliu sit I no hall. Unit
Johnson, nfter seeing n recent
gamo at Washington, In which
the pitchers wero shining tho ball,
declared before leaving for Phil
udclphja that ho would leavo It
to American Leaguo club own
ers to keep or loglslnte ugalnst
tho delivery ut tltu next annual
meeting. When Clcotto first In
troduced tho shlno ball Orlff
fought it. Getting no relief, bo
declared ha would hnvo his
pitchers use it until It wns
forced out of tho gume. With
the exception of Johnson, they're
nil doing It now. It mny end
Tho Red fielders nro working won
ders In supporting their pitchers.
Leslie, tho Cardinal's new first base
man, handles himself well ut the plate.
With tho Bed Sox taking on winning
habits, Harry Hooper has started to
reach his batting stride.
Charley Jackson, St. .Too's center
fielder, tried to emulate .loo Wllholt,
but 10 games was as far as lie could
Cincinnati newspapers nro sending
scribes out to watch tho Giants hit the
skids. They'ro feeling pretty sure of
Joplln, in spite of Its lowly position,
In tho Western league race, claims it
has tho best third sucker In the league
In Frank Thompson.
A flro nrtcd by a clgtirct, thrown
with no malicious Intent, burned it
section of tho grandstand ut Cardinal
field In St. Louis recently.
Wnlllo Schang Is fast gaining on
Bubo Buth us tlw walking kid. Oppos
ing pitchers nro beginning to fear tho
terrific punch that Wnlllo operates and
nro passing him In tho crises.
Frank Buker is nil set to retlro nt
tho end of this season, It Is reported.
no has been quitting tho gumo for
tho last four or flvo years, hut ulwnys
hears tho call of a fat contract and
Peto Behnn of Hamilton has proved
himself n capable pitcher, but his work
ut short has been of even more value
nnd It Is tho pluu of Mnmifier Slmugh
ncssy to leave iilm in tho short field
Recent Glint-Cub Game.
chnnt, to make tho turn at second
nnd by whipping the hnll to Fletcher
llko a shot, which ho did, hoped to
catch Vnuglm off the hag, but tho Cub
pitcher, thinking ho snw Manager
Mitchell give him the signal to como
on to third, kept on going und reached
that bag, much to tliu surprlso of
Young und nearly everybody In tho
park. Had Young waited a moment
before making his peg he would hnvo
caught Vaughn standing up, us ho Is
one of the best throwing outfielders In
Play Upsets Giants.
This piny rather upset tho Giants.
Manager Mitchell saw It, and sent
Vuughn homo on n double steal, with
Flnck. Gonzales in his cngerncss to
throw to Fletcher shot the ball to tho
ground and pust Fletcher, letting Hip
po count. Hcrzog then tripled to left
center nnd Flack enmo across.
EASY WINS FOR SOX PITCHER
Credited With Games After Pitching
Third of Inning In One and Two
Innings In Other.
Pitcher Kerr of tho White Sox, who
receives credit In the records for win
ning both ends of u recent double-
rVH hi i . l.i ill imm
header between tho lenders and tho
Yankees In Chicago, pitched one-third
of an Inning In otto gamo nnd two In
lugs In tho other. Not n hit wns mndo
against him, and Kerr, who Issued no
passes, struck out four batters.
Kerr seems to hnvo good control.
Ho has pitched about 100 Inulngs of
ball for "Kid" Gleasoii' this year und
has Issued only about thirty bases on
balls all year.
REFUSE $5,000 FOR PITCHER
Reading of International Won't Ac
cept Big Bid of Philadelphia
for Twlrler Brown.
Bending International leaguo club
bus received an offer of $5,000 from
tho Philadelphia Nationals for Pitch
er Brown, tho youngster who litis been
doing such remarkable hurling this
season. Manager Dooln nnd tho Bead
ing association hnvo turned down tho
offer, us Blown wus to ho delivered
to tho Phillies Immediately.
Never in tho history of organized
bnsebnll has Heading received such un
offer for tt player. It Is more than
wns paid for Frank Baker, tho home
run king, when ho was a member of
the Heading TrI-Stato club In 1008,
and more than paid for Maiirlco Hnth,
Jack I.ollvelr, Mike Lynch, Pitcher
Jake Northrop and other star pluyers
who wero told from there to tho majors.
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