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L. J. READY WALTER M. READY
S0IV1E OP FRANK CHANCE'S RICH FRIENDS
TRYING TO LURE HIM BACK INTO BASEBALL
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Frank Chance, Idol
Krnnk Lcroy Chnncc, once the peer
less lender nf the Culm and most-tulked-of
baseball Hum, him come out
into the limelight again.
A feu or his rich friends xvnnt 1 1 1 tit
to huy tin- Huston Aineileiin league
club .mil enino right back Into the big
(lollies, writes Al Spink In Chicago
Itut Chance says Unit lie has iiilt
the limelight for good ri ml that not If
Ing will tempt him nxvny from his
Olendoru orange farm In California.
When there are big doings In thu
sport world, however, Chuncc quits the
farm for a little while. Tluit was the
ease recently, when he made the trip
to Toledo to see the Dempsey-WII-lard
Krom the light he went to New York
with Rnrncy Oldllelil. tin auto star,
and It was while In the metropolis that
friends Invited Chance to lake a llyer
with them In the. purchase of thu Ros
Managed From Bench.
Chanco was not much use to the
Cubs n a player In .thu liiHt few yearn
liu wns with them.
I!ut Ids presence on the hench mado
CLARKE LIKES TRAPSH00TING
Former Manager of Pittsburgh Pirates
Devoting Time to Shooting, Oil
Fred ('liuke, former manager nf tin
Plttshiirgh Pirates, and regarded us one
of the greatest Held directors ever con
nected with the national pastime, Is
devoting his time now to trap shooting,
farming and the oil business. The
former Pirate leader lives at .Wlnlleld,
Kan., nml Is now making plans to en
tertain the IIWO Kuiimih state trap
shooting tournauicnl there. Clarke
doesn't boast of being as good a trap
shooter as he was a lutsehall malinger,
hut, at that, he does fairly well. He
hroke L'K) hlrds hi n lecciit state tllu
lar shoot, using a U'-gungc single-bur-r.tl
gun, which was presented to him
several ,eais ago hy Plttshiirgh fans.
The gun Is extensively cngrnxeil, the
principal ndoi anient helng u llguie of
Clarke In baseball iinlforui, hat In
RING HAS MEAN FAST BALL
After Making Pitcher Out of Rcuthcr
Manager Mornn Turno Attention
to Brooklyn Lad.
After mnklng a pitcher out of Wal
lei Heather, Iho Cincinnati left baud
el, Pal Miirnn, Reillauil nmiiager,
turned his attention to .llmmy King,
the Ilrooklyn hid, who had tryoiits
with the Dodgers and the Yankees
Hatters who have hatted lately agalnsl
Jimmy say he now has one of the
meanest fast bulls any pitcher In the
It ague can shoot over, Leave It to
Put Mornn to bring out doriuaut pitch
of Kids of Gfcndora.
a lot of difference to the players of
They did not feel like hinting or
glowing careless when the big hear
was xviitthlng their movements.
They must he on Hie Jump, or else
act ns audience to a series of lectures,
delivered with much xelieiueneo mill
containing words cully Intelligible
and not complimentary to themselves.
Criticized for "Soaking."
Chance 1ms heen crltlcled ly hall
players and their friends for "soak
ing" his men too henxlly for offenses
such as the one cllcil ahove.
As a matter of fact, the hall players
who have aroused the Ire of the "Peer
less Leader" to such an extent that
ho has lined them goodly sums should
he thankful for what lie has done for
them, material and otherwise.
lie led the Cuhs to four pennants
nml to two world's i hamptunshlps.
The money put Into the pockets of
his players hy the four world series
In which they have engaged amounts
t) several tinman nijjjmes the nggre
Kiito "phiKtcr,"Vciii(llngYho ones that
have heen returned.
AOTT5 of the
Itch Russell cintlniics to hit homers
for .Minneapolis like a regular Rube
Fexxster nml Vlck continue to ship
the hall better Hum some of the old
'Iliu Xexv Oil.'iiim club has sold
Pitcher .Km Reliens to the Detroit
First Unsenmn Pete Shields has been
discharged from army service and re
joins the Hluglmiiitnu team,
There Is no truth In the report that
drover Alexander lost his arm In thu
war. The old snip bono was Just on
The Shrevepon chili announced that
the deal by which Shortstop Jimmy
O'Neill Is to go to Washington for a
trial has heen completed.
If ull boxers cm be developed Into
such nccompllshid Iiomucii as llttlo
Dick Kerr, some club should go out
and sign up JncK Detnpscy.
Ilnl Chase has IMdle Collins'- super
stition of placing Ids gum on the but
ton of his cap and then taking It oiT
when the pitcher gels two strikes on
A Milwaukee. rllle says thai Roy
Hansen, the yomu pitcher seemed by
ltowlatid from tin- Chicago White Sox,
Is the best idler hiirler in the associa
tion. Pitcher (Jene Packard "handed In
his resignation the Philly iniiniige-
incut with the 'ulcmcut that he in
tended to take a iob in u Pennsylvania
Connie Mack I s dug up u lot of l.il
cut, he Imiiglhi " In the Southern
league. The tall tutor of the A's has
been down smith for several weeks
Cox of the in irlncs him secured n
contract for J.'0 to pitch for tho
Detroit, Tigers riul will Join them as
soon, as ho draws the bhto cuvelopo
from the goveruncnt.
Stun Crawford Is hitting well above
."00 In tho Piuille Coast league this
season, it Is n wnder one of tho
major ninths In su't recalled the v t
erar 'mm the Inches.
The Xew Orh-ns club Is reported to
have sold Outilcldct' Johnny Sulllnin
to tl.n Cincinnati Reds. Sullivan seems
In litivo found hlimvlf In the Southern
Icaguu this year and has been going
LEONARD FOOLED RUTH
There Is a stnrji going the
rounds about "Dutch Leonard
and "Rnlie" Ruth. Leonard
was once u teammate of the re
doubtable "Italic," and boasted
to a fileml that he knew the
hotne-iun hitter's weakness.
"All you've got In do Is pitch
'fin low nml outside." said Leon
nrd. I ought to know, for I
set him down without u hit the
last time he faced me."
Rut the next time "Rube"
gathered In u pair of doubles
nml u bonier. Leonard hoastH
UNIQUE RECORD SET
BY CATCHER SCHALK
Toils in Over 103 Games Each
Season for Seven Years.
Little Backstop of Ch'cago White Sox
Team la In Clacs by Hlm&olf
Ho Is Llcht In Weight, but
Not Often Injured.
Seven years ago Itlll lleaon burst
Into the private ollWes of Charles A.
Cotulnkoy, wearing a large smile on
his siiti-spnmcil countenance and
grasping Hi inly by the unit u slight
youth. Hill exclaimed:
"Say, boss, 'e got the greatest
young catcher I eer saw."
Mr. foiuNky stalled. For years en
thushistle pi'i'snus mid heen lipping
him off to "the greatest this" and "the
greatest that" who would cause the
While So tn stop right out mid be
come world's I'haiitplons.
"Can lie catch 1M WiiMiV the boss
"Say, he can catch any pitcher
that oxer lived." tileasou responded
and he nin.
When lie caught In u icceiit game
Ray Schalk hud tolled In over inn
games u siusnti fop sexen conseciiilxe
years, which Is u xvoild's record In
yrjr -.savcik ,
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bncksiopplng. (Jcorge (Ilbson. a husky
former Plttshiirgh recelxer. worked In
100 games for sK ,ear. but not con
seeutlvely. Rxeu the great John
Kllng. who helped the Cuhs to pen
limits, had eiiough llrst-elass assist
mice tluit he was behind the hat in a
century of contests only two years.
Schalk stands In a class hy himself
In more xvays than one. He Is the
windiest of the star catchers, weigh
ing only about 1(10 pounds. Yet he
seldom Is hurt ami never seriously. His
catlike speed keeps him out of harm's
way. Hecauseof his fast, snappy throw
they ciiily hung on him tho nickname
of Cracker, referring to the xvay ho
whips the ball around.
PLAYING WELL FOR SEATTLE
Bert Nlehoff, Former Major League
Player, May Work His Way Back
to the Big Show,
Hen Xlcltoir, who has plu.xeil with
both the (Hunts and the Phillies, and
Is now craclilug the bull at a merry
cllp with the Seattle club of (ho Pa-
clde Coast league, mnv stage a come
back to Hie limit rs. A weak kneo wn
llm cause of his dismissal to the mlii
nrs, hill this IiiJiii.x has inemleil, ami
It is said Hint he Is hitting his 1'opmci
GOOSE PITTIWAN DEMONSTRATED HOW HE
COULD HIT WALTER JOHNSON'S CURVES
nvRf lis. ? vifiSi) 1
V. Mttf .
Walter Johnson, Who Throws Remarkably Fat Ball.
Louis Lamer, who played Imlepead-.oveii see them, but then (loose began
cut hall In California nfter leaving I to wmk his system. He sort of stpmt
college and might have been In the ted down ami took a good bead on
big league had he not decided Hint ho , the pitcher's box. with his bat ready
preferred to Mettle down In Los An to swing and waiting, lie was go
geles and make more money tit some-: lug to slam axxn. as soon as he saw
thing eNe. s,.M,is this one as the fun- l Waller winding up. ilgurlng he'd iibout
nlest thing he ever saw In a bull get his hat around when the ball got
game, and It must have been a side- i to the plate,
splitter at that: Fred BaM lo Frst Dase-
"Waller Johusiin cilllle out to south- "Johnson limm-lir tils firm on nml
ern California after the 11)10 season
closed In the Rust ami xvas engaged
to pitch for an Imlepemlew team tit
Santa Ana. The inanager of the
team- Johnson wits with booked our
hall club for a game and we were all
wondering If xxe would he able to get
a foul off Johnson, who xvas at top
notch Coi in.
Plttman Was a Character.
"On our team xvas a pla.ver we call
ed (loose Plttmiin, who xvas ipilte ii
character, lie talked about what he
could do nml Just how lie mild hit
lohnson's speed. He hail It all tig
"Johnon put over the llrst two
strikes on Otiose so fast lie did not
Dan linn Icy Is tin able vocal sub
stitute at the coaching lines ' for
Pitcher Lou Dressen, xvho has been
overseas for more than, n year, has
i (.'Joined the Des Moines club.
One of Chick llnrtman's llrst moves
when lie resumed the uiiiniigemeut of
Hie Mlugliamtou team was to brace the
A New Yoik paper says President
(rant of Hosum tau't be blained for
swapping Art Nehf, since the Huston
fans xvere shy on supporting the
Reading, Pa., will have to get along
without Sunihi.x hall, acuuillng to a
court decision. Property owners put
over the decision alier thu reformers
Some Los Angeles tans aie Inclined
to criticize Malinger Kllleter for let
ting .Maurice Schick go to Sun Fran
cisco, now Hint Hie .xoimgster Is plnj
lug hitch Hue hall for Hie Seals.
Uelng manager doesn't seem to both
er Trls Speaker a bit. In fuel, one
serlbo who has watched lilin In must of
Ills games declares the lender nf the
Indians Is playing the game of his
Salt Luko fans have become so en
thused over Hid recent showing of tho
Rccs that they lull; of raising u fund
of $10,000 to be piesenied tho play
ers If the Coast league pennant Is
The Mobile club lost Homer Suiuina.
but still Is under obligations to tho
St. Louis Ciinlliials for Jake Miller,
tor this .xoimgster is going big nml
looks good enough for a recall to the
big Mioxv this full.
Kddlo Relter, who made a reputa
tion as a third Imsetnnn with the Tufts
college team, has been signed by Plug
hnmton. He xvas with HuiValo nubile
last year, then quit baseball m enter
tho uvlutlon service.
President fieorgo Washington (iriiut
of the Rostoii Rruxes sujs It won't lie
his club Hint's triiusi'ciTcd to Tot onto
for next season. The denial xvas In
reply to riuaois out of New York Hint
the Rravcs might forsake llostmi for
' Ilreil the hall oxer to drst base, trying
to imh the runner there, (loose win
ull set and as he saw Johnson's nrin
go up he swung wildly, going all the
xvay round. Of course he hit nothing
but the atmosphere. The crowd roar
ed ami (loose ihrexv doxvn Ids hat nnil
shook his head. Wly (iawill such
speed,' he said, 'I never oven saw It.'
"And then. Johnson, having got the
return from Hist base, really did pitch
one over and the umpire said It wns
the third strike.
"Plttman had to take n lot of Josh
ing for being Hie only man who wns
ever known to sxvlng nt u ball that
' had been tluoxxn to first base."
j Sporting News.
REB" RUSSELL HITTING HARC
Former White Sox Twlrler Knockt
Ball Outside of Park In Recent
Game at Toledo.
"Roh" Russell bus estiibllshed n rep
utntlon In the American association
as n hitter, at any rate. In one ol
the games plu.xeil by Hie Mlninapolis
team at Toledo he hit the hall ouisldi
the park, the Hini time n had i.e. u
done this season.
RALPH WORKS PANS HUGGINS
Scrappy Little Manager of New York
Yankeeo Is Blamed for Poor
Showing of Team.
Ralph T. Works, who has n huge
following In St, Louis, as a writer ..n
baseball from the "Inside" angle of n
player, lias some shaip ciltlelsm of
Miller Muggins In Ids diill.x eoliimn m
St. Louis Republic, hi the courso of
which ho says:
A fexv weeks ago I xvrote nn nrtleln
In which I stated the New York Yan
l.eos were not pla.xhfg smnrt enough
baseball to win the pennant It. the
American league and would not sluv
up In the nice unless they changed
their style. That 17-lnnliig ga
Thursday surely x Indicated the slate
mom, There Is just one niau respon
slide for tluit defeat and In my mind
that person Is Miller Ilugglns.
Muggins Is no doubt u Hue fellow
personally, but when It comes to man
aging a hall club In Hie American
league lie appears to bo In a position
toe big for hhu
(Mr S "' ,