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THE WASHINGTON TIMES, TUESDAY, MAT 21, 1912.
Nationals' Scout Soon to Leave for North on Extended Search for Coming Stars
SOOH TO LEAVE ON
TRIP FOR PLAYERS
iWill Tour Northern Minor
Leagues in Hunt for
" BACK FROM PHILLY
Thinks Detroit Trouble
Shortly Work Itself
. I Out-
Today's Probable Line-up
Bush, ss Moeller, If.
Jones, If. Foster, 3b.
Bauman, cf Milan, cf .
Crawford, rf Cashion, rf.
Delehanty, ab Schaef er, xb.
Gainor, xb Knight, ab.
Moriarty, 3b McBride, ss.
Stanage, c Ainsmith, c.
6nslow, c Williams, c.
Mullin, p.. Johnson, p.
Summers, p. Akers, p.
. Prize Scout Mtke Kahoe, who has dug
up such promising youngsters for the
Nationals as John Henry, Eddie Ain
smith, Carl Cashion, and "Red" Walker,
Just to name a few, will shortly leave on
a tour of the Northern circuits in the
hope of picking up some surprising lads
who may one day become big league
.stars. Right now, however, he doesn't
thlnk there is much in sight.
"The minor leagues have been swept
ipretty clean," says Kahoe. "Whenever
iyou see a good boy. It's ten to one that
he Is attached by an elastic band to
6oruo big league club. As soon as he is
Irlpo he Is pulled up to the big league.
"The Nationals are looking for young
sters still green ahd unknown whose
'actions seem to prOphesy their possible
.success In the big show. That's the
kind I'm going to get for this club, and
fthey will be then used by Manager Grit-
'flth 1 h BPPH fit."
Knhoe is In constant receipt of infor
.matlon from friends all over the coun
try, who keep htm "tipped" regarding
lyoung players in minor leagues, anu
when he goes away asaln It will be to
look over some of these lads who have
been touted aa possibilities.
Griff In Philadelphia.
Manager Clark Orlfflth accompanied
President Thomas C. Noyes to Philadel
phia last night and returned this morn
ing, not caring to stay over for tho
magnates' meeting today.
"I don't know how the affair of the
Detroit Tigers will work out," said Grif
fith today to the writer. "However, I
suppose It will work out all right for all
concerned. Ban Johnson couldn't afford
to let the Detroit players run his league
for him, but at the same time the play
ers certainly aro entitled to more pro
tection than they have been receiving
from the club owners and the officials
of ihe league.
"Meanwhile the Detroit club will play
at our park, and we're going out to
Seats Come Down.
Beginning today there will be a lower
ing of the prices of admission at the
ooncret-j coliseum. Two rews, instead
of five, will hereafter be reserved in
tho lower ller of the grandstand, nnd
there will bo no reserve teats in the
'tipper tlr at ulli The boxes In both
tiers will continue to be reserved.
Attendance at the park has not llvod
im to urodlcilons. and dav after -Jay
there huve been blank blocks of seats
all over tho stand in both tiers, yes-
ttrdav tho directors of the club mot
and decided on the changes announced.
This should be well received by tne
fans, for todav the Tigers are here.
.and should bring out a large throng
who win be able to :ee tne game rroin
".much bettor seats than might have
Leen tha case.
At the meetlmr of tho directors it
was decided to make this change to
Itako effect on the team's return from
Jts long Western tour, but it somewhow
cakPd out and on that account will go
into effect today.
May Use Same Park.
John T. Brush, president of the New
York National League club, has offered
.President Frank Farrell, of the New
'York American League club, the use
,of the Polo grounds for Memorial Day
'for the morning and afternoon games,
.end that. If the offer is accepted, it
'may lead to the continuous use of the
Polo Grounds by both Gotham clubs.
The Athletics are scheduled to meet
the Highlanders that day, and tho larg
est crowds in the history of the game
in New York should pack the Polo
There are no conflicting dates in New
York, and if the American League club
accepts the proffer, a decided boom In
the sport may follow. The offer of the
Polo Grounds for the Memorial Day
games is a courteous return from John
T. Brush for the kldness of Farrell In
allowing the Giants the use of the Hill
top field last spring when the Polo
Grounds were burned to the ground.
Both clubs are friendly in New York,
and while Frank Karrell refuses to
discuss tho situation, It is more than
probable that it vlll go through as
outlined, xne lease on me riimop imr
ends within a year or two. It has
never been a success from any angle.
Cold winds from the river have ruined
many good players there, and the stands
art old-fashioned nnd much too Email.
Furthermore, transportation facilities
are not good, working against large at
tendance. Kahoe In Trouble.
Mike Kahoe, prize scout of the nervy
Nationals, was ejected from a choice
Beat at the concrete coliseum yester
day nftemoon. He had picked out a
place to suit him and was calmly gaz
ing upon the antics of the youngi ath
letes on the field when a uniformed
lad approached him and said:
"Have you a seat check?'
"No. Why, my boy?" replied Kahoe.
"Well, you can't sit here, then." was
the answer of the boy. "The first five
rows are reserved."
Then Mike looked nt him. He real
ized that the little fellow had re
ceived his orders and was carrying
them out to the letter. Furthermore,
the boy didn't know the great Mike
Kahoe. And Kahoe crept into the
press box to be among his friends and
away from the wee tyrant of the upper
tier. . .
Tigers Say Moral Effect of
Their Stand Will Have
Though the members of the Detroit
baseball club expect to be fined for
leaving the field in Philadelphia Satur
day, they aro not worrying In the least.
They have been assured that President
Navln, of the Detroit club, will pay tho
fines, whatever they may amount to,
and that the affair will blow over. To
a man, however, thoy Insist that their
nrtlnn wn. thn nnlv nn. unripr thft elr- I
cumstahces, and It will have effect on I
the punishment meted out to Ty Cobb. I
"It cannot be said t'.iat either side haB
won in its argument," says Manager
Hughey Jennings. "To me It looks more
like a truce under arms than anything
else. I frowned on the telegram the
boys sent to Ban Johnson, because I
failed to see how that helped In bringing
Cobb back into the game. And It Is
not going to bring him back to us any
Cobb Back Soon.
"Still, in the light of the present feel
ing of the fans throughout tho country,
who seem to be with Cobb, I hardly
think Cobb's suspension will last much
longer. He'll be in the game against
Chicago all right next week. I'm al
most certain of that.
"The boys have a unanimous idea that
they have won. They have not been
fined, that is, out of their own pockets,
and are practically assured of Cobb's
early return to the game. Then, too,
they will have better protection in the
future, particularly in New York and
"Their strike has called the attention
of every baseball fan In the country
to tho conditions surrounding the game
In these two cities. Players ought not
bo compelled to endure constant Insult
from the moment they enter the playing
Held In any park In the country, and the
owners will have to pay more attention
to this matter of protection hereafter.
Sure They Will Win.
"I'm glad to have my team back in
the game. We're going to win today,
too, even If Walter Johnson does pitch.
We've been out Just long enough to
have our batting eyes sharDened. and
Johnson, If he pitches, will have to be
The Detroit players were ready to
stay out of the game Indefinitely, had
President Navln not stepped into the
breach. They were united, and, even
though the other teaoms In the league
would not Join any association thoy
might form, they were willing to go the
limit themselves. Of this phase of the
matter thoy will not speak now. figur
ing that the case might be reopened at
any moment and they might be the los
ers for having talked too much.
Possibly a severe punishment of Cobb
might precipitate more trouble and
another strike of the Detroit players,
but It Is whispered sub rosa that Ban
Johnson will consider himself well out
of a hole by a short suspension of the
Georgia Peach, and that the principal
action of the magnates today In Phila
delphia will be toward future protection
of tho players on tho field.
Thoso Who Struck.
Those of tho Tigers who struck were
Crawford, Stanage, Onslow, Mullln.
Vltt, Bush, Bauman, Wlllett, Summers,
Works, Dubuc, Pernoll, Moriarty, Del
ahanty, Davy Jones, Louden, Coving-,
ton, and Perry. "Del" Gainer joined the
team after the famous telegram had
been sent to Ban Johnson, but declared
himself In on the strike.
It Is believed that both President
Navln and his team will be roundly
scored by Ban Johnson today In the
magnates' meeting In Philadelphia.
Navln will be pulled over the coals for
expressing himself as willing to pay the
fines Inflicted on his players. At the
same time, President Johnson realizes
the precarious position of his league
had the Btrlke continued and his thun
der will be discounted thereby.
The fact that Ty Cobb pleaded -with
his team mates to play Saturday's game
oicnected to make his sentence much
Ighter than it might have been had he
become a ringleader of the revolt.
Imposing of Fines
For Tiger Players
PHILADELPHIA. May 21. That
fines only will be Imposed on the mem
bers of the Detroit American League
team was the belief expressed as the
magnates went Into session here today
with Ban Johnson, president of the
league. The meeting here was held to
consider the strike of the Tigers and
also Ty Coddb case. The baseball di
rectors were also scheduled tp take ac
tion for. the better protection of players
on the diamond to save them fro.m In
sulting remarks from spectators.
It was Indicated that Cobb would be
reinstated, after the lapse of ten days
or a fortnight. He is said to have been
stronglv upheld by President Navln, of
the Detroit club. The Detroit team
plays in Washington this afternoon.
Results in the Minors.
Indianapolis, 4- Louisville, 2.
Toledo, 7; Columbus, 6.
St. Paul, 10; Kansas City, 2.
Minneapolis-Milwaukee game postpon
Harrlsburg, 3; Altoona, 2.
York, 3; Johnstown, 2.
Trenton, 6; Allentown, 3.
Lancaster, 13; Wilmington. 0.
Buffalo. 5; Jersey City, 3.
Rochester. 4; Baltimore. 3.
Montreal, 3; Newark. 2.
Greensboro, 7; Greenville, 1.
Charlotte, 11; Spaitanburg, 0.
Anderson, 5: Winston Salem, 4,
Petersburg, 8; Roanoke, 2.
Danville, 5; Newport News, 1.
Norfolk. 7; Lynchburg, 6.
Richmond, 5; Portsmouth, 1.
Knoxvllle, 6; Ashevllle, 0.
Bristol, 5; Cleveland, 2.
Morrlstown. 4; Johnson City, 3.
New England League.
Lawrence, 3; Haverhill, 1.
Worcester, 2; Lynn. 1.
Fall River. 12; New Bedford, 5.
Lowell, 7; Brockton, 1,
Tho strike of the Tigers came with a sudden boom,
but thoso upon tho insldo have been watching for a
combination or an-oiftbreak for some time back.
The player has boon growing restless under tho
curb. While realizing that his Income was tho greatest
In history, ho also realized that the rnagnato was reap
ing tho harvest of gold, silver and currency In equal
proportion that tho player, while well paid, was cer
tainly not drawing any the bost of It from the increased
popularity, of the game. ' .
The curb which .has brought on this general restive
spirit hoB come, -not so much from' what the magnate
has done, as through what he could do if so disposed.
The player knows that he can be suspended without
pay that he can be sold, released, traded shipped
from New York to Atchison, Kan., at the discretion of
ThlB knowledge has acted as a nettle which Irritates
where It might not prove fatal.
Another complaint has been that the player has no
representative upon the National Commission the gov
erning body of baseball. In this contention tho player
1b undoubtedly correct.
Here are the two sides of the argument as given to
us direct from a well known magnate and an equally
known player. The magnate's contention is this:
"The ball player certainly has no kick coming. He
is receiving the largest salary over paid In -the history
of baseball. This salary Is largely possible from the
fact that the club owner has spent a
stands and developing the game.
his all the way. The player gets
commodations, tho best hotels to stop
age salary of at least $4,000 a year for two hours' play
each day through six months of that year. And he gets
thlB as loag as he makes good."
WALKER TANTALIZES THE
BROWNS IN FINAL GAME
Players Developed by
Old Doc Hope had several fits yes
terday. He attended the final struggle
between the Browns and the Nationals
and had to be assisted to his feet at the
close of the game, so great had been
the tension produced by the weird work
of Dixie Walker, the "Alabama Beauty."
There were times when Dixie looked
good, before there were two out.
Whenever he had disposed of two
Brownies, he would relax and let them
have a chance. Result near-heart fail
ure for Doc Hope. The Nationals
copped, however, by a 5-to-4 score.
For more than two hours the two
teams struggled, and the final analysis
showed that Dixie Walker likes tan
talizing situations, George Baumgardner
has lots to learn before essaying stellar
roles, Carl Cashion can manage to
get a hit off a southpaw, "Dutch"
Schaefer Is as good as ever in every
way at all times, and that luck Is
breaking fairly well for us this season.
Walker was constantly In trouble.
He would show spurts of real cham
pionship form until he had disposed of
two men, and then a couple of
Brownies would hammer out blnglcs.
some of them for extra sacks, too.
But he managed to escape from the
tight situations in some manner and
galloped from the field a winner.
Touted Twirler Was Wild.
Baumgardner, touted everywhere as
the twirling find of the year, was
wild as a hawk, and yielded up the
ghost In the second Inning after the
Nationals had scored four runs. Still,
he shows promise.
Cashion broke his long string of hit
less afternoons by punching a single
to center off Charlie Brown's southpaw
delivery In the fifth inning. "Cash"
purchased himself an extra large Ice
cream soda last night In celebration
of his return to clouting form.
And Schaefer well, he was a scream
all the long afternoon. He put up a
great gamo around first, punched out
a hit to keep his figures from dropping
and ran rings around the opposing bat
tery on the bases. Just to prove that
old age had no terrors for him, he
carelessly stole third with Charlie
Brown holding the ball and gazing at
him In frank amazement. Ha, ha, that
trim funnv. too.
The Nationals copped the honors by
Jumping on Baumgardner before he
got started. Moeller walked In the first,
scoring on Foster's single to left af
ter purloining second. Foster stole and
then "came In when Stephen's peg to
third went to left field.
With one gone in the second, "Massa
John" Henry pounced on one and drove
It over "One-armed" Hogan for three
sacks, Dixie Walker ambled. Moeller
singled to right, sending Henry In. Ml-
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The Player's Angle.
"I'll a'dmlt that tho player is woll paid now," stated
tho diamond spokesman. "But ho is far from being
overpaid. The player draws tho money in at the gate.
And from this money, while the player Is making only
an average lining, tho club owner Is getting rich or has
gotten rich. Murphy, Comlskey and others have made
Well over a million dollars' clear in the past few
"The player makes tho game, yet ho has no repre
sentative upon tho National Commission 'of tho game
nnd no recourse If he is fined, released, suspended, sold;,
or traded to any part of tho country. He is hooted,"
hissed, cursed and Insulted a slave to his club owner
as long as he sticks In the game and the target of
overy mucker who may care to hurl- tho vilest epithets
"And his day of servlco is short. At thirty-four or
thirty-five years of ago he is down and out when thoso
of other professions aro Just reaching their prime.
"The contention Is made that if a ball player wasn't
playing ball, he couldn't earn a fourth of this money
in any other way. If Caruso couldn't sing if Warfiold
couldn't act if Jack London couldn't write would not
tho same contention hold good?"
The Glean Up.
Whatever the final outcome may be, as suggested be
fore, the Umo has come to continue the cleaning up of
The player first set the right example by curbing his
abuse of the umpire by checking his own profanity
upon the field.
er protection from
Insulting to which
fortune in erecting
The risk has been
best travollng ac
at, nnd nn aver
Big League Biffers of
A.B. H. T.B. Pet.
Tyler. Braves 2 2 3 1.00U
PecklnpBUgh. Naps. 2 2 2 1.0UO
Phelan, Reds 2 2 4 1.000
Mclntyre. Wh. Sox. 11 1 1.000
E. Brown, Browns. 1 ' 1 3 LO00
Compton, Browns... Ill l.Ouo
Blandlng, Naps Ill l.Ouo
Caldwell, Yanks,... 113 1.000
Graham, Phillies... Ill 1.000
B. Becker. 'Giants.. 4 3 3 .750
L. Miller, Pirates... 4 3 3 .750
' Campbell, Braves... 4 3 3 .760
Olsen, Naps 4 3 4 .760
lan's safe slap to center accounted for
Schaefer splashed a sweet single to
center In the third, and Knight walked.
A passed ball advanced both lads. Mc
Bride breezed, Henry hit to Charlie
Brown, who got Schaefer standing up
at tho plate. Henry reached second
when Pratt dropped the peg from
Stephens, letting Knight bring over
what later become the winning run.
After the third the Nationals couldn't
score, thoucn cettinc men as far as
third base three times. Once Knight
perished at the plate trying to score on
Henry's fly to Laporte in the eighth.
The Brownies' Tallies.
Austin doubled in the fourth, scoring
when Walker failed to touch first after
taking Schaefer's toss of Wallace's
drive. Pratt singled In the sixth and
Wallace and Stephens walked, filling
the corners with two gone. Compton,
hitting for C. Brown, singled, scoring
Pratt and Wallace.
There were two down in the eighth
when Stephens pulled one over Moaner's
head for three corners. Elmer Brown.
the twirler, broke an traditions by
hoisting another to the same place,
scoring his backstop. Elmer was over-
nmbltlous though and died at the pan
on n relav heave from the extreme 1
mnwr of the arena.
The Browns outhlt the Nationals, but
the noble young athletes In white were
real devils upon the bases. Had they
been a little steaedler they could have
scored twice as many runs as thoy did.
The final dope :s nere:
Moeller.lf. 3 1111
EVtr.2b-. 4 113 0
Milan. cf.. 3 3 10 8
Cashlon.rf. 3 10 0 0
R.hrr.lh. 2 19 0 0
Austin. 3b. 4
Knliht.2b 3 0 110
M'Brlde.ss 4 0 3 6 0
Henrv.c... 4 19 2 0
Stephens. c 3
Walker.D. 2 0 13 1
B'm g'r.D. 0
C. Brown. D 2
Totals.. 2S 7 27 15 2
Totals.. 37 13 24 10 3
Batted for C. Brown In the sixth Inning.
Washington 2 2 10 0 0 0 0 x 5
St. Louis 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0-4
Runs Moeller, Foster, Knight, Henry,
Walker. Tratt, Austin, Wallace, Stephens.
Beyond any argument the player must receive great
tho muckerism of and the cowardly
he is subjected. Tho hooting, jeer
ing, and cursing from tho stands, should be wiped out
whatever tho cost.
Baseball is now a profession which callB for unlim
ited physical attributes, nerve and brain for clean
living and quick thinking and the actors in this spring
and summer drama are due as much as those who work
behind the glare of the footlights.
But the player must assist the cause his own cause
by lifting the general level of conduct upon the play
Baumgardner Does Not Live
Up to His Bloated
Left on bases Washington, 6; St. Louis, 9.
Flrit base on balls Off Baumgardner. 3; off
C. Brown, 2: oft E. Brown, 1. Innings
pitched By naumgardner. l 2-3; by C Brown.
S 1-1: by E. Brown, 3. Time at bat by op
ponent Against Baumgardner, 9; against r
BroTvn, 10; against E. Brown, 9. Hits Off
Baumgardner. ; off C. Brown. I; off E.
Brown, 1. Struck out By Baumgardner, 2;
by C. Brown 2; by E. Brown. 2; by Walker,
6. Three-base hits E. Brown. Henry. La
porte. Stephens. Two-base hit Milan. Aus
lln. Double plays Walker to Schaefer;
Foster to Henry to McI3rld to Knight; La
porte to Stephens. Passed ball Stephens.
Umpires Memrs. Connolly and Hart. Time
of game 2 hours and IS minutes.
The battlo dragged throughout and
many fans left before It was over.
Schaefer was the life of the Nationals,
his base running being spectacular to
Pratt collided with Wallace in the
first session trying to get the peg when
Moeller stole. The Scotchman was
badly winded from tho bump.
Elmer Brown looks like a promising
young pitcher to have around a ball
club. When ho has the rough edges
worn off, he should be there.
George Baumgardner has a world of
speed and a fair assortment of curves,
but Tits control Is not good. However,
he looks to have the makings.
Roy Mitchell vas banlBhcd from the
park by "Terrible Tommy" Connolly
for talking too much from tho dugout.
Tommy had to get somebody, though
Mitchell hadn't opened his mouth.
Foster's brain worked fast In the
fourth. Laporte had tripled. Pratt hit
to Foster, who feinted to throw home
and then did throw. This kept Laporte
from getting back to third and he per
ished, Henry to McBride. McBride Im
mediately hustled his arm to Knight,
getting Pratt sliding into second.
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Joe Wood Has Best of
Fray Between Chicago'
BOSTON, May 21. Joe Wood had all
the better of Ed Walsh In yesterday's
pitching duel, which the Red Sox twirl
er copped- at 2 to 0. Wood twirled one
of the best games of his career, striking
out eight White Sox. Walsh lost his
game on a wild heave. Wood kept the
hits well scattered, passed but one
batter, and Chicago had but four men
left on bases. The score:
K. H. E.
Boston 02000000X 2 6 3
Chicago 00 000 0 00 0-0 5 1
Batteries Wood nnd Nunamakcr;
WaUh, Kuhn, and Sullivan.
Believe Caldwell Could
Have Saved thCGame
NEW YORK. May Zl.-Had Cadwell
started yesterday's game the result
might have been different according to
opinions today. Big Vaughn was ham
mered by the Naps, who won by 0 to
3. Caldwell, who took up the box work
held the,Naps runleBs for the remainder
of the game.
Both Olsen and Simmons had a big
day at the bat, getting three hits each.
Cleveland played errorless ball and got
after Vaughn with a will. The score:
Cleveland ..01102200 0-6 U 0
New York.. 00200001 0-3 10 2
Battel les Blandlng and Easterly;
Caldwell, Vaughn nnd Street.
CINCINNATI. May 21. Hank O'Day
has no wish to fee Marquard on the
mound for the Giants again in the se
ries, for tho famous southpaw had the
Reds eating out of his hand yesterday,
winning his game by 4 to 0. The score:
R. H. E.
New York 0 0 0 110 10 0-2 10 1
Cincinnati 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 6 0
Batteries Marquard and Myers;
Smith, Fromme, and McLean.
ST. LOUIS. May 21. Sallce was too
much for the Phillies yesterday, who
were forced to take the short end of
a 3-to-0 score. Speed on the bases,
coupled with exceptional pitching by
Sallee, proved too much for the Phillies.
The score R. H. E.
8t. Louis 101 00 10 Ox 3 8 0
Phillies 0 0 0000000-0 6 0
Batteries Sallee and Wlngo; Seaton,
Shulz, and Dooln.
Won. Lost. Tct.
22 7 .767
New York 7
St. Louis 7
Washington, 5; St. Louis, 4.
Clevoland. 6; New York. 3.
Bostor2; Chicago, 0.
Detroit at Washington.
St. Louis at Philadelphia
. Cleveland at Boston.
Chicago at New York.
Standing of the Clubs.
New York 20 6 .763
Cincinnati .... 22 7 .750
Chicago- 13 14 .4SI
Pittsburgh .... It 13 .418
St. Louis 13 1 .419
Philadelphia... 9 15 .375
Boston 10 18 .357
Brooklyn 9 16 .360
New York, 3; Cincinnati, 0.
St. Louis. 3; Philadelphia, 0.
Pittsburgh, 13; Boston, 4.
New York at Cincinnati.
Philadelphia at St. Louis.
Boston at Pittsburgh.
Brooklyn at Chicago.
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Johnson to pitch.
Harry Woltcr's Injury which proved
moro serious than was expected, but
adds to the long lino of injuries re
vived by ball players this year. The
New York fielder will be forced to re
main idle for three months with a
broken leg. Never in the history of the
sport has there been such a heavy toll
paid for by the players.
Hats off to Dixie.
The middle States tennis tourney
under the auspices of the National
Lawn Tennis Association, scheduled to
be held on the Bachelors' courts begin
ning June 3, should attract a number of
star exponents of the game. Washing
ton will be ready and well represented,
and tho title may be won by a Wash
ington man. Activity in tennis is at Its
height in the city Just at present and
the Washington players will bo In rare
Clyde got two.
There seems to bo an excellent move
made at Catholic University in the
matter of keeping the athletes toeln
the scholastic and academic mark.
Hereafter no student who does not come,
n:p to a certain standard in classes will
be permitted In any form of athletics.
LllyiPllltv will bo passed imon hv nn
Tigers play today.
Western would give a great deal to
win tho baseball championship today,
and unlesH the dope Is far off, the Red
and White youngsters are liable to
win out. Myers, Howard, Peck, and
LoonMs are all capable of breaking up
Uip game at any time. It will bo entire
ly ap to Ciiptaln Austin, who is pitching
for Tech, to see that the Western boys
do not get tho lump on him.
Connolly gets sore.
Aside from all this talk of tho rlshts
of th- Detroit players to ttrlke, the
best feature of tho whole thing is the
assurance that in tne future the plajer
will bo given more protection from tne
pin-headed fans In the s.ats. This will
be easy, too. If Ban Johnson can Inject
c, few spinal columns Into his in
plres. It rests largely with the um
pires. Tennis tourney coming.
The Detroit Tiser.i dlsplaved unex
pected strength In hanging together In
their troubles. This mav mean that all
dissensions have been burled and from
now on the team will be the most dan
gerous in the league. Once thv net un
dr way they should make the battle
for the gonfalon a fine old scrap.
Tech and Western battle.
'.'onrie Mack. If quoted correctly, was
impolitic in charging the Tigers with
cowardice in the face of the Athletics
He should know that tho Tigers, of all
teams, cannot be charged with Inc'c of
hoait In face of any odds. Their strik-j
forther proves this contention, and it
is quite p.isslble that the wleo leader of
the Athletics never really said it.
Cobb is absent.
In order to r?maln in the first division
the Nationals must win two out of the
tVire" games hero with the Detroit
Timers. Detroit is close behind them,
and a loss of the three battles by the
Nationals mav Jlnd them far down In
the list whenthey hit the road for
their lontr 1avnt Thursday night. Tha
I struggle In the middle of the list is get
ting hotter and hotter every day.
PITTSBURGH, May 21. The Pitts
burgh fans are expecting another bat
fest at the expense of the Boston
Braves, following yesterday's slaugh
ter, which the Pirates won at 13 to 4.
Eighteen hits, for a total of twenty
five bases, was the Pirates' portion,
owing to the unsteady pitching of the
The score R. H. E.
Pittsburgh 11170003x-13 IS 0
Boston 30 10 0 000 14 11 4
Batteries Hendrix and Kelly; Tyler,
McTlgue, Griffin, Hess, and Rarlden
W.L. Douglas makes
and sells more $3.00,
$3.50 and $4.00 shoes
facturer in the world
One pair of VV. &. DoHglas
$2.00 or $2.50 Boys shoes
will positively outwear
two pairs of other makes.
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