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JAMES J. C0RBETT IS GIVEN CREDIT FOR
BRINGING ABOUT REFORMS IN PUGILISM
Tommy Jtynn, tho crstwhllo welterweight champion, paid nn extraordinary
but not undeserved tribute to James J. Corbett when he said recently : ".Tim
ONE BASEBALL GAME
ENDS WITH TRAGEDY
Soldier-Players Used "Dud"
Shell for Home Plate.
MANAGER MORAN WAS FIRST TO GET FLAGS
FOR CINCINNATI REDS AND PHILADELPHIA
Patrick J. Moran, tho only man who can claim the distinction of leading
clubs of two different cities Into n world's series, nlso has two other notablo
Prei. and Treat.
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of bruisers. They spurned everything that was dandlflcd and balked nt dress
ing In accordance with tho accepted stylo of their time, asdo the pugilists
of today. (
"But on the night that Jim Corbett, tho 'dude from tho Tactile coast,' took
on Sullivan, he nearly knocked dead a thousand or more of the veterans who
saw him as he walked toward his dressing room. Tho youngvter, touted as a
posslblo conqueror of tho 'unbeatable Sullivan,' wore a suit of 'lco cream
clothes, natty straw hat, a silk shirt, necktie that must have set him back $8
nt the very least, a pair of fashlonnblo tan shoes nnd silk socko to match
and ho carried a cane. That was the climax tho cane. Those who saw It
and Corbett gasped at first and then when they recovered their voices, ex
claimed: 'Huh, a fighter! Why, Sullivan will scaro that fellow with ono
look.' But those familiar with ring history know to tho contrary.
"Prior to Corbett's tlmo tho so-called 'nlco people' thought thnt boxing
was a brutal and vulgar sport. They were right, too. But Corbett changed
these Ideas by changing tho manner of boxing nnd tho mannerisms of boxers.
lie raado it into n manly and clean sport. Soon tho highbrows took it up
and boxing boomed all over tho country."
Walllo Schaug of tho Red Sox has
notified Manager Barrow ho Intends to
Pitcher Cecil Causey of tho Boston
Braves has been awarded to tho Phil
Pitcher Joo Boehllng, formerly with
tho Washington club, will attempt a
comeback this year.
Doc Ayers.-former National, hit .222
last season. Tho Virginian opines he'll
ralso that a mlto this year.
President Jim Dunn of tho Indians
has purchased Pitcher Tim Murchln
son. a southpaw from Peoria.
Pitcher Ray Keating of tho Boston
Nationals has been sold to the Los An
geles club of tho Pacific Coast league.
Tho Pennsylvania supremo court has
ruled that Sunday baseball may bo al
lowed on tho Philadelphia playflelds.
Tho White Sox promlso to stnrt the
season with about tho snmo lineup
they had when tho 1010 campaign
Thcro will bo no trades Involving
regular members of tho Cincinnati
Reds, according to President Garry
Karl Adams, pitcher with tho To
ledo club of tho American Association
last season, has signed with tho Indian
apolis club. .
Frank Schulte, former Cub and Na
tional, will try to knock "down tho
fences In tho International Icaguo
again this season.
Jack Coffee, former Fordham star,
will again manage and play second
base for tho Des Moines club of tho
Tho University of California base
ball nlno will mako a tour of promi
nent mlddlo western nnd eastern col
leges this spring.
Joo Judge is tho only Washington
Infleldcr who Is sure of holding his
job this season. Shannon is almost a
suro tiling at second.
Tho Boston Amerlcnns hnvo sent
Inflclder William B. Satterleo to tho
Poftsmouth club of tho Virginia league
for further seasoning.
Tho Yankees nro not getting far In
landing another star outfielder to work
with Ruth nnd Lewis. Mnybo Ping
Bodlo will hold his job.
Boston fans nro panning Frnzeo
hard now that tho Red Sox look as
If they will hnvo a tough Job staying
in tho first division oven.
Owner Jim Dunn of tho Cleveland
club has decided to enlnrge tho seat
ing cnpoclty nt tho Indians' park with
a new stand to seat about 3,500.
Fred Luderus will hnvo to battle
Gene Pauletto for the first bnso Job
on tho Phillies tlris spring. Pauletto
has youth In his favor, but Ludy's
ability to hit long drives may win the
place for him.
Bert Shotton, who was mentioned as
tho probablo mannger of the Cardlnnls
when It was thought that Branch
Rickey would give up tho position for
the presidency of tho club, has been
named as captain if tho team.
Corbett's advent In pugilism brought
ns great u change In ring tactics as
came nbout when electric light suc
ceeded gas for Illuminating purposes."
"Tho ring gamo owes moro to Cor
bett than It docs to any living man,"
said ltyan, "and I say that in full
knowlcdgo of tho fact that John L.
Sullivan helped to popularize the ring
pastlmo and that n hundred other
great men during tho last forty years
have boosted- the gamo from n one
time barroom diversion to a clean,
scientific and manly exhibition.
"I don't think that any greater
commotion was ever caused than that
which Corbett created on the night
that he fought Sullivan. Only tho old
timers will remember that fighters
thirty and forty years ngo wcro fel
lows who made n specialty of look
ing as rough and rfs tough ns they
could. They wanted to, by personal
appearance, live up to their reputation
LEADER OF WHITE SOX TEAM
Kid Qleaton Made Good Laot Year by
Winning Championship of Amer-
A year ago William (Kid) Glcnson
was made manager of tho Chicago
American league team, succeeding
Clarenco Rowland. He made good by
winning tho championship of bis
league. But ho failed to land tho
world's championship. Glcason Is nn
old figure on the diamond. Over thirty
years ugo ho entered tho big Icaguo
with hardly ono year's experience In
tho minors. Ho began ns a pitcher for
tho Philadelphia team In 1888, and
for eight years, nearly tho Ufetlmo of n
bnll player, continued to pitch. In
1805, whllo n member of tho Balti
more team, ho became n second bnse
man and ono of tho best In tho coun
try. At this position ho also spent u
decade. It was fitting that nt his first
attempt at mannglng a team ho has
been n success. lie Is surely ono grand
llttlo figure in bnsebnll.
PLANNING FOR HORSE SHOWS
Syracuse to Erect Vast Amphitheater
and Show Ring for Exhibition
of Live Stock.
Syracuse, It Is reported, has nrabl
tlous plans for futuro horse shows ns
well as harness racing In connection'
with tho New York state fair. It Is
said that n vast amphitheater and
show ring, costing $500,000, Is to be
constructed for tho exhibition of
horses and other live stock, and that
tho fair this year will cnutlnuo two
weeks, beginning Labor dny.
PUZZLING TO VARD0N
A story Ih told of how Harry
Vnrdon and Sandy Herd took
part In nn exhibition golf match
In Scotland. During tho round,
on tho tee of n blind hole, Vnr
don nsked his cnddle for line of
direction, nnd was told to "play
on tho stalk." Not understand
ing, Vnrdon appealed to Herd,
"Ho means tho lum, you."
Tho many-time English chnm
plon was moro mystified than
over until a spectntor explained
that both "stalk" nnd "lum" wcro
Scotch for chimney, nnd that tho
lino to the holo was on tho tall
chimney thn,t showed on tho horizon.
At Batter Slapped Shell With His Bat
Preparatory to Making Hit, He
Struck Nose-Cap, Causing
Hero's n story of one baseball game
that ended with tragedy:
In tho spring of 1017, when nil Amer
ica was Interested In the results of the
big lengues nnd perhaps more so In tho
fact that wc were at wnr with the
Boche, two Cnnndlnn Infantry tenms
from tho distinguished Third Canadian
division, lined up for n friendly game
nt n place called Ncuvlllc-St. Vnnst.
Tho gamo had progressed as the
usunl gamo docs with nil tho cat calls,
etc., handed to tho pitcher nnd tho um
pire. Tho th bnttnllon were winning the
gnmo up until the fifth Inning, when
the Mounted Rlflo battalion, who were
opposing them, suddenly gnve n spurt
of speed and tied the score.
End of the fifth Inning, score tied,
th bnttnllon nt bat and two men on
Corp. Roberts Is called to bnt.
no Is an old-timer, a boy who has
played ball In tho States long before
ho took up tho profession of soldier
ing. Everyone Is watching both the bat
ter nnd tho pitcher. The pitcher winds
himself up Into n horrible knot,
straightens out and throws tho bnll.
Whang z zzz.
A terrible explosion rends tho air,
smoke nnd the acrid smell of hlgh-cx-plosive
fill the nostrils.
When tho smoke cleared nwny n
heart-rending sight greeted tho eyes of
Tho home plate had disappeared and
with It eight men who were grouped
nround the bntter, hoping thnt ho
would make n hit and bring tho men
on bnsc home.
Fourteen wounded nnd eight dead
tho sad total of tho game.
Old Fritz would havo smiled if he
had known nbout It. Perhaps ho did,
Upon investigation It developed thnt
the men wcro using a dud eight Inch
German shell for the homo plate, nnd
ns the batter slapped the plato with
his bat preparatory to making n hit,
ho struck tho nose-cap of the dud and
exploded tho shell with Its tragic re
sults. But, of course, that sort of thing was
nn every-dny occurrenco nnd tho next
dny, after the boys had attended the
military funeral of their dead com
rades, the gamo was In full swing
C'est In guerre.
Benny Lconnrd and Johnny Dun
dco havo boxed eight times.
America will not send n polo team
to tho Olympic games next summer.
Miami Is to havo another eighteen
holo golf course, making threo In all.
Tho western open golf championship
will bo held just ahead of tho national
W. L. Rayward has been coaching
University of Oregon athletic squads
Luln P., 2:31 1-2, tho only record per
former sired by Lu Princeton, has Just
been exported to Europe.
Jack Dempsey was indicted for
slacking Just ns he was preparing to go
over nnd fight In France.
Tho draft recordi lndlcnto that whllo
Jack Dempsey Is unquestionably a
fighter, ho Is highly specialized.
Paul Kuhn has purchased n C00-acro
farm nenr Terro Hnuto to bo utilized
to replace tho present Forest park
Harvard will meet Princeton nnd tho
University of Pennsylvania In a trian
gular regatta on the Charles river on
E. E. Slzemore, '21, has been elected
eaptaln of the varsity football eleven
for next fall at the Alabama Polytech
Jess Jnckmn, tho crack Los Angeles
bock stroke swimmer, has transferred
his residence to San Francisco nnd will
represent tho Olympic club hereafter.
James T. Laird, captain-elect of tho
Colgntc football team, 1ms been de
clared n professional and debarred
from participating in Colgate univer
New Englnnd Amnteur Rowing asso
ciation recently re-elected Dr. Georgo
Mngrath ns president for tho twentieth
term nnd John J. Corrlgnn, secretary
for tho thirtieth consecutive year.
Ynlo'd big Indoor cngo whero nthletcs
practice is largo enough to allow Infield
baseball practice, in fact practice
games, us well ns general batting,
pitching and base running drill.
achievements to which he may point
with pride. Ho Is the only manager
to win n pennant with the Philadel
phia National League club, as he It
tho first to bring a pennant to Cin
cinnati. Gcnlnl Pat, one of tho most
popular men ever Identified with tho
game, has been even moro successful
ns a manager than as n player. Ho
was a catcher In his playing days, but
was not an outstanding stnr, being on
tho snmo club with some grent catch
ing lumlnnry during a great part of
Mornn entered tho Nnttonnl
icaguo In 1001 nnd has been connected
with tho organization continuously
since thnt time. Ho has been with
flvo different clubs, counting his brief
connection with tho Glnnts, nftcr ho
had been released by Philadelphia and
before he was signed to manage tho
Reds. Ho was with tho Boston Na
tionals from 1001 to 1000, Inclusive,
nnd with the Chicago Cubs during the
sensons of 1000-07-03-00. Ho Joined
tho Phillies in 1010 and was Itcutcn
nnt to Red Dootn until 1014, when
Dooln was released. Moran took
charge of tho club that winter, nnd In
1015 ho won n pennant nt Phllndel-
phln. Ho remained In chnrgo of the
and then went to tho Reds.
Moran makes his homo In FItchhurg, Mass., whero ho was born 44 years
ngo. His first professional cngngement was with tho Lyons club of tho New
York State- league, In 1807. After catching nt Lyons for two years ho went
to Montrenl of tho then Eastearn league, nnd nftcr. two seasons with tho
Canadian club ho went to the Boston Nntlonnls.
COAST FANS TO SEE ALTR0CK
Famous Baseball Comedian Loaned to
Manager Graham of San Fran-
Nick Altrock, tho famous baseball
comedian, will bo "loaned" to the San
Francisco Seals for the last four weeks
of tho 1020 season. When Charlto
Graham was In Washington recently ho
nsked Clark Griffith If It would bo pos
slblo to have Altrock mnko tho trip to
tho const. Griffith replied ho could bo
used nfter tho major league season
ended. All of which menns nbout four
weeks In which tho fun maker will
pull his stunts for tho fnns of Call
fernla. POLO AT GOVERNORS ISLAND
Strenuous Sport Being Taught Army
Officers by Lieutenant General
Bullard, an Adept at Game.
Governors Island post Is tho first of
the Amcrlcnn army stations to tnko up
seriously tho wnr department's order
thnt olllccrs piny polo as n means of
keeping fit nnd developing horseman
ship. Sonio of tho military men nro
working out dnlly under Lieutenant
Genernl Bullard, commanding general
of tho department of tho East. Tho
general Is nn adept nnd does not spare
his mount or himself In his endeav
ors to tench his pupils tho strenuous
MATTY LOSES TITLE
All Is nnt gold that glitters.
Somo years ngo Christy Mnt
thowson, whllo training at Mar
lln, Tex., defeated the champion
checker player of tho Lono Star
Matty hnro his JLtlo with his
accustomed grace, Wit now nfter
all these jears ho hns been wul
dened by tho discovery that tho
man ho played wasn't the cham
pion nt tho tlmo nt nil,
Matty, however, swings n
wicked finger over tho checker
board as tunny an opponent, such
ns Fred Mcrklc, can testify to.
Matty says he Is now going In
for tho "hearts" championship
of every plneo wuth of tho Ma-son-Dlxon
Hue. Anxious wives
needn't b ulnrmed, nor Jealous
husbands frightened; Matty Is
only nfter tho "hearts" curd
Phils during tho seasons of 1010-1718,
This will bo Everett Scott's seventh
year with tho Red Sox.
Davo Robertson has had n baseball
glovo named nftcr him. Such Is fame.
Connlo Mnck is much encouraged by
tho work of his juveniles at Lako
The Indian battery is not to bo a
reality nftcr nil. Chief Meyers hns re
tired from baseball.
Charley Graham, skipper of tho San
Francisco Senls, has no Intention of
selling Roy Corhan, star Infleldcr.
First Baseman Henry Elbel hns been
sold to tho Boston Americans by tho
Richmond club of tho Virginia league.
nnnk Scvereld. whoso work behind
the bnt for the Browns last season wan
affected by poor health, Is again In flno
Otto Nye, nn Inflclder, who halls
from Canton, O., hns been signed by
tho Cleveland club for utility Infield
Clarenco Rowland Is still hot nftcr
control of tho Red Sox. Tho former
White Sox chlcrtnln Isn't happy oft
Roy Grover, wished on Knnsns City
by tho Nationals, was n .207 slugger
In tho 40 games In which ho got by at
a big leaguer.
Jesso Tannehlll, onco ono of tho
grcntcst southpaws In tho game, Is
coming back to tho majors ns n scout
for tho Phillies.
Tim nendryx, formerly with tho
Ynnkees and bnttlng lender In tho
American Association, Is slated for n
return to tho majors.
Pete Golfer, n Chicago semi-pro, has
been signed by St. Paul. It was sup
posed that Mlko Kelley wonted bnll
players, not golfers.
Trls Speaker Is angling for n south
pnw pitching stnff nnd is willing to
hand over two right-handers If ho can
get tho left-hnnder desired.
Major leaguo baseball clubs aro not
doveloplng enough mnterlnl. They aro
depending too much on getting devel
oped mnterlnl by trndo or purchose.
Fow trndes wero tnndo In bnsebnll
this year. It looks as If each of tho
magnates was afraid of tho other fel
lows handing over n few gold bricks.
Tho management of tho Boston Nn
tlonnls nnnminco thnt ritcher Ray
Keating hos been sold to tho Los An
geles club of the Pnclflc Const league.
Roger Pecklnpnugh of tho Yanks,
expects to maul tho Amcrlcnn league
twirlers ngnln this year. Ho gave them
n big tlmo last sensnn nnd was In tho
John Hummel, for years n fnvorlto
with Brooklyn fnns nnd Inter a mem
ber of tho Ynnkees for n short time, Is
now In chnrgo of tho Reading club of
tho International league.
Eddlo Foster, who was recently trad
ed to tho Boston Red Sox by Wnslilng
ton, does not regret tho chnnge, nnd
believes that tho Red Sox havo n
chance to win the pennant.
Zlnn Tleck, who was with tho
Yankees for u time during tho 1018
campaign, obtained his releaso from
Vernon of tho Pnclflc Coast leaguo and
Is now manager of tho Columbia (S.
C.) team of tho South Atlantic league.