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L. J. READY WALTER M. READY
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Veteran Driver and
Kdward Krnnkllti Oeers. mine pop
ularly known ns "Pop," wus born throo
miles from Lebanon, Tonn., .Tnnnnry
25, 1851. lie litis npponrod In races
before more people tlmn imy tiinn who
ever sot In n milky, the number nt
Clmrtcr Onk 1'nrk, llnrtford. iilone be
Ins over n million. Ho has also won
moro races limn nny mnn who ever fol
lowed the profession In which IiIh nniuc
will nlwnys ho n loader.
Won by Merit.
Tor nil time doers' name will bo
linked with that of Build noble mid
Charles Marvin. Kach of them earned
their lnurels by following the hnrd nml
narrow path that bears tho old-fash-lonod
label of Integrity. By merit anil
fair dealing they made their wny to
tho front and remained there as fix
tures during tho balnnce of their ca
reers. Whllo time performances wore tho
stepping stones upon which both Doblo
nnd Mnrvln mounted the pedestal of
fame, Gcers made himself near and
BAKER DETERMINED TO QUIT
Manager Hugglns Expresses Belief
That "Home.Run" Star Is Sin-
cere In Declaration.
Frank linker may not play third
bnso for the Yankees next year. Man
ager Miller Hugglns. In mapping out
his 1020 campaign, announced his be-
lief that the former "home-run" Mar
Is sincere In bis sinteineiit that he Is
going to retire fiom the game.
RECORD FOR MAJOR LEAGUES
Wcshlnoton American Team Believed
to Have Set Mark for Consecutive
Playlna In 1919.
What Is believed to constitute, a rot
on I for major leagues has been estab
IMied bj the Washington club In the
matter of unliitomiiitcd playing. The
call'tig (ill' of the f 1 mil game In the
recent f'le eland series because ot
lain was the tlr.it postponement the
Senators had encountered since Mn,
'Jit. After that dale, which was Just
one mouth after the season opened,
the (IrllViueu participated In everi
K-hediiled contest nnd a number of
giimcf postponed prior to that tlato as
well, Including two tie games at the
Polo grounds. In eighty-three days
Washington uveragetl one game a day,
exceeding half of the schedule of
1 10 games by thirteen.
CHARGE OF CANADIAN GAMES
Amateur Athletic Union Appoints
Committee to Supervise Entries
for Olymp'c Events.
The Cnnndlnn Amateur Athlotle
union has nppolnted tho following
cninmltteo to take charge of tho Cana
dian Olympic games entries: .L. fl.
Merrick, Tot onto; n. P.ruce McDonnld.
Toronto; P. D. Hoss, Ot.tawnj Col.
Fred J, Trees, Montreal; Morton II.
Crowe, Toronto, secretary.
l Hi' Wk
VvMW't t A iftiwwwwflWjM MtNA wAwa Why
One of His Pets.
dear to the race-going public by gath
ering his lam els In stubbornly contest
ed races, many of which were In doubt
lo (he hint stride of the lit-t heat. lie
nlso hud his champions In llnl Pointer.
Robert .1.. The Abbot, and The Hnr-
ester, while the triple team record of
2:11 which lie made with Hello Hamlin,
(llobe and .lustlna at Clevelnnd In 1S01
will In all probability remain unchal
Fame Is Assured.
There are others on the way, but If
fleers should never draw a rein over
another horse his fame Is venire. The
pegs were driven home b. Mottle Hun
ter, Brown llnl. Star relator. Hal
Pointer, Hal Dllhird, Fantasy. Itobert
.1.. Hamlin's Nightingale. .lee l'ateben,
I.ndy of the Manor. Lord Derby. The
Abbott. Heir at Law. Hilly Hack, Direct
llnl, Anvil, Ktawah. Ditdlo Archdale.
Tho Harvester. Napoleon Direct, St.
Frisco, Single (',., Onhllo Todd and this
, ear's liable . Molly Knight and Und
Toronto has no building suitable to
hold Indoor track moots.
Amherst has recognised soccer and
hockey as active spoils.
Pay of Paeltle Const league umpires
has boon raised from S'J."0 to :i00 per
How many can recall right offhand
who was tho groat hero in that world
Charley Mullen has been succeeded
by Clyde Wares as iniumgoi- of the Se
attle club of the Co-ist league.
Wellington Itrothers '21 has been
elected captain of the Cnlverslty of
Wisconsin varsity oios.couutry loam
(ieorge P.urns. the ;innt out!ltlil"i-.
Is on an automobile i ii r of the mlddU
West with "Slim" Salee, the Ketls'
Foster Snnford. ItutKors coach, s
one of the ruuuu'ed siioeessn: to Fred
Paw sou, Columbia football coach, who
Polo wSII be rcciiimlcd and ailopte.'
us the olllclnl ann sport, uccordliur t"
the nuununccmciit of tioiioral March.
chief of staff.
Hleeted bv uimtdinoiis choice of tt i
17 football "I" liiei'. I'l'ot Klslev ub '
lluemnu of the vaiit.v fooibnll lent
will pilot the Indli'liM e!eeil ne.t sen
It won't be long ii"" until the lie'ii
out crop begins to In-ir fruit. Most
the clubs are proinr'inr their new "
traots. to lie mulled mil the latter par'
of uot month,
Nebraska tootbnll team has offered
lo go to Annapolis next year for a
game with the NiimiI academy toini
I'ciiii and Princeton nre nNo mentlono 1
as probablt opiioiients for Annapolis,
If .lobn Mctiruw really wants to
trade, be won't hae any trouble In
'jetting rid of l'.i'nn KaulV. I!enn
and .lawn, so reports have It. lime
about reached the pint lug of the wn.s.
Arthur Callahan, brother of .lohn
Cnllalinn, captain of the Yule 11)10 foot
'.all team, and ('apt. Harry Callalum
if the Princeton eloion. has boon eleet
(d captain of next oar's foo'tball team
at the Lawrence high school.
mil Carrlgnn, former mnnnger of the
Itcd Sm, may become part owner of
hat club If a plan now In the making
goes through. Several Tloston men
want to buy the club from Harry Fra
nce and have Interested Canigan In the
Wants Slugger That Champion
Reds Paid 510,000 For.
Washington Management Not Willing
to Permit Herrmann to Keep Play
er Waivers Were Asked for
Is Natural Hitter.
When (iair.v llerraianu, boss of the
Cincinnati Keds. recently asked for
Wnlvers on live of bis athletes and
saniod Charley See as one of them, be
got a tptlck response from Mnnnger
Clark Orllllth of the Washington Anier
iciiii leiiL'tle club, who tofllsed to Waive
on the former star slugger of the In
termitloiial league, ulthotmh be was
passed by all the other clubs, This
ordinarily would base assured See be
coming the property of the Washing
ton club, but llorrmann decided he had
acted nishl. In agreeing to lot go of a
plnjer who had cost him Slo,xi() for
one-(unrter of that .sum. He now
Wants to retain him nnd has notified
Orllllth to this etTo'-l. t'ndor the rules
waivers caiiuot be withdrawn, once
they are asked, so Ilerrmnnn Is going
to hnve n battle on Ids bauds to Uop
title to the .Miuugster.
See created a son:iton In the In
ternational league last seiison. Itelng
picked up by the Rochester club from
the Hiudlots In Itrooklyu after the sea
son was well under wn. the Flatbush
phenoin rapidly forged to the front by
reason of his ability to slug and at
tracted the attention of Pat Moran,
who needed a gardener to toplace the
aged and ailing Sherry Magee, and
paid a record price for a practically
untried Juvenile. Moran corralled Pat
Duncan nbottt the same time as a pre
cautionary measure to bolster up Ills
club for Its drive pennaniward and,
A ' i $r ' 4?iHH
Outfielder Charley See.
finding the latter the better Holder of
the two, kept him In the lineup nnd as
signed See to a bench wanning role
See's feat of pounding nut 111 hits
In 7S games with Itoehester, to load
the league with an aorage of .!IS3. in
dicates ho Is possessed of natural hit
ting ability and that Is what rltV Is
looking for. The Itrookl.wi boy Is said
to possess many rough edges as a ll
chaser, but he Is oul. about twcul)
four years old and If be can maintain
n high hitting pace hl shortcomings
as a Holder can lie Ironed out with
FOUR MORE YEARS FOR STAR
Manager Clark Griffith of Washington
Club Says Walter Johnson Is
as Good as Ever.
"Waller .lolin-on bus four or 11m
more years before him." declared
Clark Orllllth. "lie Is as good as In
ever was. He is Just past his thin-
H. T cwy. ..
second birthday and to see him woiii
ho really looks like a joimgster."
Asked whether .loliusoti was suffer
Ing from a sore arm this season, the
malinger replied: "I have never
known Walter to have a sore arm.
There was talk about his arm being
sore at the opening of tho season, but
It was not so. lie twis suffering from
a bad cold, which caused general In
SfemE. CHicr BnNDCR
Some High-Class Trap6hootlng Performers.
If you have never glen a thought
ns to the number of major league base
ball players who bundle a shotgun
equally as well ns n bat and ball, now
Is the time to do so.
Trapshootlng Is a sport that appeals
to the Intelligent baseball player. It
Is n sport that relieves the tension and
brushes away the cobwebs. Is Is Im
possible to be successful at the traps
unless one forgets everything else, nnd
puts Ids mind strictly upon whnt he Is
Itaohall and trapshootlng have
much In common. To succeed In either
It Is necessary to be mentnlly nlort,
to hnve keen eyes, nnd to nlways have
your wits about you. The keenest hall
players ns n rule make the best clay
.fust ns soon ns the gates are locked
on the hall parks the great mnjorlty of
the ball players bring out the fowling
piece, and after oiling It up nnd giving
It the once over they spend n few days
In the fields. After that they devote
their moments until the call In the
spring to shouting at the Inanimate
Bender a High-Class Performer.
Charles Albert (Chief) Header Is
possibly the best of the trapshootlng
hall players. During the off season
Render shoots on the Pennsylvania
allroail team In the Philadelphia Trap
shooters' league, and with the Hledle
man club of Camden, X. J. Ponder Is
the only shooter who has broken fifty
straight twice In the league series,
and Ids average Is about tho best In
Joe Hush, tin Ked Sox hurler, Is an
other who shoots In the Philadelphia
Trapshooters leaguo matches and at
tho Illetlleiuan club. In previous years
Hob Shawkey, the Yankee pitcher, and
Rrover Cleveland Alexander, the pitch
ing nee of the Xatloual league, did a
lot of shooting nt tho Hledlemnn club.
While they were members of the
Phils, Hilly Klllefer, Oscar Dttgey and
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Xew Orleans contemplates erecting
a modern athletic stadium.
Basketball and Indoor track work
aro engaging college athletes.
Tho Ilrltlsh Polo association suffered
tho loss of over 500 playeis In the
Tcxns leaguo mngaates are making
preparations for a bigger and better
year than over In 1020.
Jnck Dempsey will light Jess wil
Inrd for tho same purse that Jess got
In tho last Toledo scrap.
O. K. O. Hillings has presented the
weanling son of The Harvester, 2:01.
nnd Lou Dillon, l:fiS',&, to I'mul; O.
Jones of Memphis.
Syracuse bnsoball team of tho In
ternational leaguo will open a new
bnscbnll field on West Oeneseo stnet,
that city, next year.
Babo Ruth, outfielder for the nos
ton club and champion home-run hit
tor of tho world, may become a pro
fessional heavyweight boxer.
Bob Simpson has taken up his duties
ns conch of Missouri university stu
dents, Ho Is lu chnrgo of tho com
pulsory athletic work of tho military
Hovernl selections of all-star teams
luivo been mndo by critics and fans
along tho Coast League circuit, and
Mousol, who Is to Join tho Yankees
next spring, Is tho almost tumultuous
choice for third Initio,
I'ddle Hums did a lot of snnotlng nt
Philadelphia clubs, and In the winter
season most of the Phils visited Dugoy
nnd helped him gather In tho gnmo
about Pittsburgh, Tex.
Mathewson la Booster.
Christy Mathewson, assistant man
ager of the Olonts, Is a great booster
for the trapgun sport. Matty was ono
of the quartet of ball players that tour
ed the country several years ago giv
ing trnpshootlug exhibitions, and thli
tour made Mathewson a llrm exponent'
ot the sport. The other three on this1
tour were Chief Homier, Harry Davis
of the Athletics nnd Otis Crandall, tho
Joe Jackson, Tyrus Cobb nnd Tris
Spcnker. n wonderful outfield, nre all
high-class shooters. Cobb Is associated
with several others In a gnmo pre
serve lu Oeorgln, where ho docs n lot
Frank linker, he of homo-run fnmo,
nnd Charley Herzog, the firebrand, do
a lot of shooting on the eastern shoro
of Mnrylnnd, nnd every fall Jack Dunn
nnd I'ddle Collins form n party tlint
beats the brush for game.
Stars Aro Devotees.
Walter Johnson, "Oabby" Crnvath,
Clyde Milan, Carl Mays, Pert Shottcn,
llube Leonard, Jake Daubert, Jack
Coombs. Pat Moran and a host of oth
ers who ore stars are devotees of tho
Fred Clarke, the former mnnnger of
the Pittsburgh Pirates, seldom misses
a trapshootlng tournament In Kansas.
He shot at 1,000 targets lu registered
competition last yenr and averaged
.S070. Oeorge Cuppy, the former Clove
Innd plti'lior, now living nt I'lkbnrt,
Ind shot at I.ROO targets last year and
averaged .0120. Herman llronkle, for
merly the Indianapolis Infiehler, nv
eraged .70S:! on 205 registered targets
In 1018. Sam I.oever and Deacon Phil
lips, veteran Pittsburgh pitchers, nro
two high-class shots.
MIKE GIBBONS QUITS BOXING
St. Paul Phantom Announces Hla
Permanent Retirement From Ring
on Advice of Wife.
Mike Olhhnns, tho St. Paul Phnntom,
nnnouuees he has decided to retlro per
manently from the ring. Olhhnns, who
Is considered quite wealthy and who
has n family, said ho had given his
promise to Mis. Olhhnns thnt ho will
never ngain participate in n ring battle.
Olhhnns gave tho following state
ment: "For a long time Mm. Olhbons
him urged me to give up boxing, I
reall.e, of com so, that I might stay lu
the game for a little while longer, but
I have decided that such a coutx
would not be practical. This Is to an.
nounce my permanent retirement."
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