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THE WASiiJuNGTOJN TIMES, SATUKDAY, JUNE 1, 1911
tPat Musser to Be Used in St Louis Series Better Showing Expected in West
Filled With the Spirit of 76, Invaders Will Now Get in Their Hard Licks
BIG LEAGUE DEBUT
M ST. LOUIS TODAY
'Boy's Work in Practice Has
t Been Consistently
Good So Far.
FASTER TODAY THAN
Human Brains and Limbs
No Better Now Pitching
Has Not Improved.
BUS BALL IS
,WILL USE YOUNG
PITCHERS IN FUTURE
I Nationals Arrive In Western City
Two Hours Behind
t ,, Time.
RT. LOUIS. Mo., June 1. Paul Mus
ter, the Canton recruit. Is to get his
hlj leagu-) baptism here In the scries
beginning today between the Browns
and the Nationals. Hta work In tho
piactlco has been consistently good,
and Managir Griffith has decided to
IbIvp him a chance.
"Musier has a good curve ball," says
Griffith, "and shpuld make a pood
showing. From now on I shall use my
young plfer In turn. Indeed, judging
from tbo work on this trio thev should
be an Improvement on the vtterans.''
"This jump Orom oBston, almost half
way acoss tho continent, coming on top
f r lot of bid breaks, is not going to
help the team any," said Clark Grif
fith this morning, "but I expect It to
nmke up the lost ground In the. next
"It was tough luck to loie nn we did,
tho pitchers were bad right on top of
the fact that tha team showed Improve
ment In hitting. You can't beat that
'-sort of luck," continued orlff, "but that
Isn't going- to stop us any. The spirit
1h there and that Is what Is going to
Alike Kahoe. the National's scout, left
the team at 'Buffalo for a lengthv peek
nt an International League outfielder.
Manager Griffith declines to discuss Ka
hoe's object, but tho does admit that ho
is salaried with his present team. "I'll
have a team yet," says he. "Gandll Is
the first one of many new ones. I know
4 the team's greatest needs and shall try
x,to strengthen our -weak places as rapld-
fly as possible." I am still hunting for
young outfielders and an lnftelder. We'll
be stronger at the end of the season
than wo are now.
A tired nnd bedraggled lot of hall
plnyfrs left tho train this mornlnsr
t- for the Planters' Hotel, where a little
rest wan -rotten prior to taking tho field
this nftemoon. The long jump from
CBoston Is always attended with evils
Thp ntliWs .leuolo lie housands of
miles travMert on tralnH durinir the sea
ton, rannot get used to the going, and
rrenrt floppies, .vretched nights. Two
Uralght night on the tralr ns not Im-
" jitovcd the team nny, nlthouch It. was
the mean of giving tho pitchers a
niieh needed rest.
,' "I'm going after this series." said
Griff todav, as I realize we have many
amends to make before we get back
w home. Wining but two out of the last
. nine nnd coming on top of a slump In
- the nltchlnr staff has sort of shot us
to pieces, but we will pick up from
Pleased With Gandil.
; "I'm pleased with the showing of
. Gandll, and I expect he will settle all
"'doubts as to the first sack from now
on. I'm especially pleased with the
i showing of Walker In the outfield and
Howard Shanks Is Improving- every
Despite defeat thero Is that whole
some spirit of fight in the team which
Is tiding things over and oressages
many hard-fought battles. The piay-
" ers are willing and eager to make up
lost ground, and say the slump will
,. Tie- over shortly, when the team will
again stilke Its stride.
Coming on top of a winning streak In
"which the Eastern teams were taken
u Into camp, the losing of games started
with the adyent of the Chicago team
in the East. Griff dropped all his games
to the leaders and was unfortunate even
with Si. Louis. Detroit was handed a
couple of defeats; and tho losing was
y thought to be over for a t' - at least.
Then came the soapsuds slide stunt
which drooped the team from third
B- place to Its present position. Some
,meager consolation is gleaned from the
fact that the team Is picking up in
hitting all the while. Milan, Walker,
1 and Shanks are doing their work nobly
,nnd Gandll, hitting for .400 since hU
jijflrst game, seems to have plugged up
'the hole at the first corner.
Doubt About Second.
Just what is to be done at secopd re
gains In doubt. Griff is still trying In
njthe effort to find a suitable combina
tion. The fact that another inflelder
must be given to Montreal may mean
'that Jack Knight Is to go, although
1Grlff will hold on to the lanky youth
;ln the hone that he will come through
In his old-time form.
. Credit Is given to Schaefer for his ef
forts, as he Is always trying and giving
the team his best. Shifted here and
, ithere. from the field to first to second,
.and, told that he is likely to again be
Isent to the field, the Dutchman is
. pleased that he Is still a regular, al
though his work Is suffering somewhat
In consequence of the changes.
, The players will not talk about
y "Dixie" Walker, preferring to maintain
silence. "Dixie" has never been par
ticularly popular, and has been the
, butt of a number of harmless jokes,
r, which he has not taken In the best
.ilBBTrner. The players are sorry for him,
but will vouchsafe no comment, realiz
ing, perhaps, that It Is not the best
. policy and that there Is nothing to be
"Chick" Gandll Is rapidly becoming
popular with the players. He Is a
big- affable youngster, who is more
than anxious to make god and will
Slve the club every bit of loyal ef
Ifprt In the hope of bettering things.
"nGandll realizes that much la expected
of him and is showing by his work
that he realizes the opportunity is
- at hand.
" "Dan" Moeller may not get Into tho
t .frame for another week as it is
thought that he will be given a com-;-'plete
rest before taking up his Job
"in left. In the meantime, Howard
Shanks Is playing the game of his life
- and Is coming through with a hit
every game. The youngster is fairly
outdoing himself and Is fast Toalng
the timidity at the bat and on the
'r Joe Engle will take a regular turn
'in the box according to the latast
i dope as his performance at Boston
'5 aeems to warrant a trial as a regu
lar. Griff held the youngster In for
a long time until everyone thought he
vas to be benched. At no tirao during1
, a game this veftr has Engel beon
warmed up as a relict pitcher and the
,Jtld was worrying himself to death
waiting for a chance. When he got
It he iyag as cool as a veteran and
, showed conclusively that he can bo
Counted upon in the future
COMPLAIN OF POOR
GROUNDS AT NAVY
West Point Players Feel Uncertain Because of Undulat
ed Surface of Annapolis Diamond Visitors Said
to Have Faster Team.
ANNAPOLIS, Md., June 1. While It
Is generally admitted that as a sporting
proposition, are odds are heavily In
favor of the Military Academy to win
the annual baseball game against the
Naval Academy hero this afternoon, an
element of uncertainty Is given to the
contest on account of the character of
the field upon which the game will be
played. The visitors from West Point
practiced on the local grounds yester
day morning and afternoon, and thero
were many complaints on account of
the hardness of the ground, which Is
totally different from the turf upon
which the Cadets have been used to
play upon at home.
One of the players said today that
the quick and uncertain bounding of
the ball fr,om the hard, unlevel surface,
made playing extremely difficult, nnd
made the infleldcrs uncertain all the
It is conceded, however, that the vis
itors have tho faster team In the field,
and probably the heavier batting ag
gregation. Coach Breckinridge lias decided to use
Solbert, his left-handed twlrler. on tne
slab against tho army goys. Up to this
morning, It was a toss-up between Sel
bert and Vinson. The latter has had
more work this season, and is somewhat
steadier, but Sclbert is capablo of a
more brilliant performance, and it Is
admitte'd that some unusual pitching
will be necessary in order to defeat the
boys from the Hudson.
Coach Sammy Strang will use Hyatt,
the veteran of four other contests
against the Navy. Hyatt appears to
day for the last time In an athletic
contest between the services. Owing o
a change in the course at West Point.
It has been possible for him to plav in
five games against the Navy. Year
1908 was his first appearance, and his
team was badly beaten. Since then he
has pitched his nine to victory three
times, and this afternoon will be his
As announced by coaches Breckinridge
and Strang, the batting order of the
nines will Tie:
Reds Lose Postponed
Game by 3 to 2 Score
PITTSBURG, Juno 1. Hank O'Day's
Rcdlegs still are shooting the chuteu.
They were beaten yesterday by the
Pirates In the play-oft of a game post
poned on April 23. The score was 6 to 2.
Adams was effectlvo throughout, the
Reds getting only five lilts off his de
livery. Cincinnati's ileldlng was poor.
King Coin, the pitcher obtained by
nttsbunr In a trade with Chicago, re
ported to Manager Clarke today and
was in uniform. Artie Hofman, the
other player procured In the deal, will
report next week. The score:
n h k
Pittsburgh 0 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 x-6 8 2
Cincinnati 1 0 0 0 0 t 0 0 0 2 5 4.
Batteries Adams and Gibson; From
mer. Bagby and McLean.
Cardinals Check the
Flight of Giants
NEW YORK. June l.-More than 8,000
fans yesterday welcomed the Giants
back from their' triumphant whirl
around tho National League rlrcuit, ana
saw the champions humbled by the St.
Louis Cardinals on the Polo Grounds,
the score being 6 to 1. It was the flrtt
time tho Bct-snu Hens lowered the
Giants' colors this season. The score:
D. , . R.H.E.
St. Louis 1100000035 9 1
New York 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0-1 5 2
Batteries Willis and Bresnahan
imse, xesreau, ana jayero.
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I ' ' I
Osborne, cf. Layman, c.
Adams,, ss. Anderson, rf.
Fisher, rf. Whiteside, 3b.
Hall, xb. Harrison, If.
Glover, If. MerUlat, ss.
Abbott, sb. Coolc, ib.
Vaiden, 3b. Stadtler, sb.
Cochran, c. Hyatt, p.
Seibert, p. Ulloa, cf.
Naval Academy Osborne, cf.: Ad
ams, ss; Fisher, rf.; Hall, lb.; Glover,
If.; Abbot (captain) 2b; Vaiden, 31i.;
Cochran, c, Selhert, p. Military Acad
emy Lyman, c: Anderson, rf.; White
side (captain), 3b.; Harrison, rf.; Mer
rllat. ss.; Cook, lb.; Sadtler, 2b.:
Hyatt, p.: Ulloa, cf.
All during the morning Annapolis
has been filling up with a brilliant
crowd of people and the attendance
will undoubtedly bo a record break
ing one for anv athletic event held
In Annapolis. The new grounds, with
their commodious grandstand, will be
In use for tho first time for a big
game, and tho seating capacity of the
permanent and temporary stands will
be about 9,000. With those who will
stand, the crowd will almost certain
ly exceed 10,000. Of the ten gameB
previously played, the Military
Academy has won seven. The record
J2Si A.rmy. .! Navy. 3.
1902 Navy. 5; Army, 3.
1903 No game.
1904 Army, S; Navy. 2.
1905 Navy 9: Army, 6.
1906-Army. S; Navv, 5.
1907 Army, B; Navy, 5.
1908 Navy, j; Army, 5.
1909 Army. 7; Navy, 3.
J91 Army, 2; Navy, 0.
1911 Army. 7; Navy, 1.
Tigers Are Routed
By St. Louis Browns
ST. LOUIS, June l.-The Browns
routed the Tigers yesterday 9 to 1.
Wallace's men hit the ball hard, mak
ing fourteen safeties off Wlliett and
Works. Austin led the St. Louis team
at bat with four hits two singles and
two doubles. Powell had the DetVolts
at his mercy. Their lone run was made
In the first Inning on a pass to Bush
and Cobb's triple. The score:
R. H F
fit. Louis 0 020 2 0 05 x 9 14 0
Detroit 1000000001 6 1
Baterles-Powell and Krlchell; Works,
Wtllet, and Stanage.
Believes Columbia Will
Win at Poughteepsie
ITHACA. N. Y.. June l.-James B.
Rice, coach of the Columbia crews, pre
dicted that the Columbia varsity and
freshmen crews would win at Pough
keepsie this year in an article In the
current number of the Cornell Era.
"I would not be loyal to myself or
Columbia- If I did not Bay and feel that
we are going to win this year both the
varsitv and freshmen nne w -
countlne on five crews in the varsity
race which have to be beaten, and we
feel hat we can beat them." Rice also
nald high tribute to Coach Charles E.
Courtney, to whom this number of the
Era, was dedicated.
ThA Trn aln nflntai tuv..i. .
; Coach Courtney by Dr Walter B. Peet,
uib lunwi -ysn u. jno WOriO.
Standing of to Clubs.
Won. Loit. Pet.
Chicago 28 12 .700
Boston 25 13 .CS8
Detroit 20 20 .500
Philadelphia .. 17 16 .615
Cleveland 17 19 .472
WASH'TON .. 18 21 .462
New York 12 22 .353
St. "Louis 12 26 .316
St. Louis, 9; Detroit, 1.
Washington at St. Louis.
Boston at Cleveland.
New York at Detroit.
Philadelphia at Chicago.
Standing of tbo Clubs.
Won. Loit. Pet.
New York .... 28 7 .800
Cincinnati .... 23 17 .575
Chicago 19 17 .528
Pittsburg .... 18 17 .511
St. Louis 20 22 .476
Philadelphia .. 14 19 .424
Brooklyn .... 13 23 .353
Boston 13 26 .353
Pittsburg. 6; Cincinnati. 2.
St. Louis. 5; New York, 1.
Boston, 3; Brooklyn, 9.
Boston, 3; Broklyn, 8
Chicago at Boston.
Clnclnatl at Brooklyn.
Pittsburg at Philadelphia.
St. Louis at New York.
Divided as to Winner
Of O'Brien-Wolgast Bout
PHILADELPHIA, June 1.-Expcrt3
are divided todav on last night's six
round bout between Ad Wolitatt, light
weight chnpiplnn. an! young Jack
O'Brien, of this city. The aveiagc Judg
ment g'vM the Cadillac fighter a good
O'failcn did all the leading and out
fought the champion even after baln
diopped for tho oount by a stiff left
Imnd jiootc to the Jdw ii, the so-oiul
round, hut Tho knockdown irave vi'ol.
uat a big lead that was not pntlrelv
oelcome. The champion hhowej flashes
cf his olil-ti.-nu foini.
White is Training
For Young Shugrus
NEW YORK, June l.-ConfWeni of
v Inning new flst,; laurels, Charley
White, of Chlcapo, arrived here today
to finish training for his bout with
yuung ShHgnie -u Tuesdav night. Whlto
le a favorite o.ei- tho local boxer on
tile strength of his recent victories ovor
Owen Moran and .John Dundee.
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Open in St. Louis.
Two rather gloomy teams will com
miserate with each other this after
noon. "Rhody" Wallace Is feeling none
too well at the showing made lately,
and Griff Is somewhat In the slough of
despond owing to the recent slump.
Wallace has the satisfaction of hang
ing It on to Detroit yesterday which
ought to help some.
Pathfinders leave tomorrow.
Petty and Powell, the 8t. Louis
pitchers, are coming In for a lot of
well-merited praise on their showing
this year. The veterans have done
well In every game In which they have
worked this season. Barney Pclty has
been In the American League since 1903,
and Powell has been dragging down
a pay envelope from Colonel Hedges
Beatty breaks record.
Despite rumors of poor condition.
Russell L. Beatty, the Columbia Uni
versity shot-putter, established a new
Intercolleglato record yesterday In the
annual games at Franklin Field, Phila
delphia. John Paul Jones and Tel
Berna, the Cornell men, are expected
to do something In the distance events
Doyle defeats Blddle.
The fans are expected to sit up and
take notice of the four-game series
which opens In Cihcago today between
the Athletics and the White Sox. Con
nie Mack'B tribe Is expected to throw
the hooks into Cat's aspirants with a
vengeance. All of Mack's curving
wizards arc reported in shape, while the
Sox have been getting theirs from the
Giant? are bumped.
Penn and Cornell aro expected to be
the chief contendeds at the Intercol
legiate today. While the thirteen Penn
men qualified may score heavily In the
hurdles and high Jump, Cornell ex
pects to land tho distance events. The
result depends upon who can shut out
Rledpath, the Syracuse star, who Is ex
pected to win the quarter and show in
the furlong cevnt.
Nat Cartmel! honored.
Followers of tennis are again express
ing their praise of Conrad Doyle's great
work. Doyle has never ceased to be a
marvel since his advent several years
ago. He takes the courts about a week
beforo a tournament after a spring of
Parcels checked free.
INVAOE THE WEST.
IS A BOOST.1
baseball on the White Lot. and has
never yet been shut out short of the
final or challenge round.
Intercity golf today.
The second week's play of the Mid
dle Atlantic Association home-and-home
golf tourney Is In progress today, and
Is sure to be productive of good
matches. Hampton and the Maryland
Country Club nro nlttari irmin.1 -
lumbla. Chevy Chase, and Bannockburn
in tne matches today. The Hermitage,
Virginia, and Elkrldge are playing at
Challenge rounds at Chevy Chase.
"Lefty" Russell will probably find It
difficult getting back in tho big show
from Atlanta. Ho has had every chance
to make good with the Athletlca and
every consideration from Connie Mack.
It might be recorded that even the
astute Mack is llatle to pick a bad one
once In a while. He was scored for let
ting Joe Jackson go, and now the 'Shoe
less Wonder" is not setting ofT any flro
works. Cincinnati Is dropping.
The Cincinnati Reds are expected to
fetch up at the head of the second
division In the next two weeks, while
the Cubs and Pirates are looked upon
to flsht It out for the 'second-place po
sition. Meanwhile McGraw can afford
to lose a game to St. Louis or any of
the others every once and a while, for
he is a full .223 points to the good.
Reading blows up.
Washington Cross Country runueis
are looking forward to the propositi
Fourth of July meet In connection with
the holiday observance. Tho Crots
Country Club won the meet last ar
and expects to put in something like
fortv men In the events. The Tie
monts. National Guard, and Y. M. C.
A., with the Memorial Athletic Club
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By JOHK M. WARD.
(President of Boston National Club.)
I've had a chance to study the so-
called modern game, and I am now In
a position to say that baseball of the
present day Isn't a bit faster or more In
tricate than it was twenty-five years
ago. That Is because human heads and
limbs are no better than before. I used
to hear a lot about Inside ball, but I find
that old methods still prevail. The
pitching doesn't show any improvement
over that of former days. The batting
Isn't as heavy, and the fielding Is Just
the same. Players ' who come fresh
from the minor leagues have to be
taught how to measure up to the re
quirements, and some of the youngsters
are slow to learn. Running a major
league team isn't a snap. The business
is difficult to handle. A man must be
born and; brought up In baseball at
mosphere to be a successful manager.
It's a fact that since I became president
of ' the Boston club I've been awake
nights trying to figure out a winning
combination. It Isn't any fun, I can
assure you. Why, I've lost fifteen
pounds since the season opened. We
are trying hard to land new material,
and we've got a dozen scouts on the
lookout. I am keeping their names se
cret because they can get better results.
Melton Is Hero of
St. John's Victory
ANNAPOLIS, June 1. Melton, the
aggressive little catcher of the St.
John's baseball team, is today being
given much pratso for sticking
through the fourteen innings with a
split hand In tho game which his team
won irom Washington uoiiege oy 5 to 4
During tho five extra Innings both
teams had chances to put across the
winning tally, but failed. Besides his
clever catching and pegging to the
bases, Melton singled, stole second,
went to third on Brown's error, and
scored the winning run on Clark's error.
The Score R.H.E
Wash. Col.. 10000000300000 4 10 4
St. John's.. 00100100200001-5 9 6
Batteries Blddle, Lewis, and Long;
Hlghtman and Melton.
Lefty Russell Back
To the Minor League
After trying for a couple of seasons
to hold up his end in major league
company. Lefty Russell, one of the
highest priced ball players in an age
of stiff prices, has drifted back to
the minors. Manager Mack of the
Athletics yesterday disposed of the
southpaw pitcher, for whom ho was
reported to have parted with 113.500.
to the Atlanta club of the Southern
Pitchers Released From
ROCHESTER. N Y June 1 Pitch
er Winter Is to report to the Blng
hamton team of the Now York State
League following the announcement
of his disposal by the Toronto club
Pitcher Manser, of the Rochester In
ternational League club was sent
adrift with an unconditional release.
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