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W alter Johnson Expected to Be Able to Appear Against Boston and Athletics
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His Return Will Add
Strength When It Is
TWIRLING STAFF IS
Groom, Hughes, and Pelty Look
i Like Winners Against
Big League Hitters of
Player Team. AB. H. TB.Ppt.
Thompson, Yankees... 2 3 2 1.000
Mowrey, Cardinals.... 1 1
Penntck, Athletics.... l 1
Maggert, Athletics.... 1 1
Brown, Cubs 1 1
Wilson. Giants 1 1
Zimmerman, Cubs 5 4
Snodgrass, Giants 6 4
Stovall, Browns 4 3
Callahan. White Sox.. 4 3
Foster, Nationals 4 3
T S WEEK
, Walter Smokeball Johnson, king of
t pitchers. Is expected to be able
take his place In the box this week
', against the Boston Red Sox and the
' world's champion Athletics. His re
i turn to active duty means added
Btrength to the Climbers Just where
'It is needed most. Had he been in
jshfipo for th battles in Philadelphia,
f the Climbers might well havo taken
four of the six.
, Johnson has pretty well recovered
from his recent illness, but is not
strong enough yet to assure his last
ing through a hard game. He has
been told by Manager Griffith not to
'rejoin the team until he is in perfect
'condition nnd so ho will be absent
for a day or so longer. However, ho
is almost certain to be Been against
the Boston Red Sox and the Athletics.
Griffith's twirling staff is rapidly
assuming the appearances of a. win
ning bunch. Tho wonderful work of
Bob Groom and Tom Hughes lately,
with Barney Pelty sure to pitch good
ball whenever used, means that the
Nationals will have one of the strong
est pitching corps in the American
League. But Manager Griffith is still
(necking to strengthen it.
j Would Take Vaughn.
' Waivers have been refused on Jim
Vaughn, the mastodonlc southpaw of
the New York Highlanders, and Griff
cays that if he gets Vaughn he will
give him a complete trial In the hopes
of making him a winning portslder for
the Climbers. The Nationals need a
c-onrt lfthnndpr. and everv effort is be-
'lng made to pick up one before the final
rush for the flag.
1 The chances, however, of Vaughn s
.coming here are slim. The Highlanders
ro not likely to strengthen the Na
tionals at the expense of themselves,
.and may want to keep a string attoch
ed to the big Texan. This would make
his coming here impossible.
"Rnr.k" npcker. would he take base
ball seriously, might well find a place
with the Nationals, but the lanky south
paw declines to work hard enough, and
has been sent to tne Aiiania ciud. ui
ithe Southern League. Billv Lush has
turned him back to the Nationals, the
Tblg fellow not liking his surroundings
Some Great Baseball.
, Washington fans are going to see
I some great baseball at tho Florida ave
nue park this week. Tomorrow come
the rushing Red Sox, led by Jimmy Mc
,Aleer and Jake Stahl, former residents
of our fair city. Tho Sox are leading
Ithe league, climbing to that exalted no
(sltlon during their recent battles In the
Weal. Their climb wbb slightly shaded
(by the marvelous streak of the Na
tionals, but they're there, Just the same.
I Every ictory over the Red Sox will
count Griff's Climbers Just twice as
much as one over a team lower In the
,race. "Buck" O'Brien. Hugh Bedlent,
Joe Wood, and Ray Collins are the pos
sible twilling stars to face the Na
tionals. It will be Stahl's hardest task
to find substitutes for them in the clos
ing innings. ...
Fridav a doubleheader will be carded
with the world's champion Athletics and
i these games should be for blood from
,the tap of the gong. There Is a bitter
feeling between the players of both
teams and It will not be Sunday school
baseball on tho Florida avenue park
Friday and Saturday
In Good Position.
"I'm perfectly satisfied to be in third
place at this stage of the race," said
'When ou're leading the wav every
ncdv Is ding-donging you, and thp strain
Is much greater than ordinary. In
our place, a comfortable grip on third
or fourth, we can run along easily, al
ways being ready for a Jump to the
"I look for my team to stay In the
first division all season and to be one
of the three teams to make the fight
for the pennant In September. Unless
we have some very poor luck, the Na
tionals are going to be up there all the
"All I need now is a good lefthander
for the pitching staff and then I shall
, have as good a ball club as there Is in
either big league."
Kid Goes Back.
The work of the Nationals in Philadel
phia has driven Pitcher Harrell to the
bushes. After looking at the youngster
perform against the Climbers Connie
.Mack Immediately boxed him up and
sent him to Holyokc. In the Connecticut
League, one of the champions' farms.
tAll that saves Coombs from a similar
fate must be his big league record.
"Ferd" McGeUlgan, former captain
and quarterback of the Georgetown
football eleven, was at all the games
between the Nationals and the cham
pions, pulling for his home team, the
Athletics He thoroughly enjoyed him
self the flrbt two das. Friday his
mirth was slightly restrained and jes
terday he guffawed loudly when Baker
tied the score with a homer over the
When those seven runs came across
and Coombs vanished, "Ferd" must
.have gone to keep Coombs company, for
his seat was vacant and he was never
seen again, greatly to tho amusement of
, a couple or wasningxon menos or nis
who had endured his kidding before.
He's Got 'Em
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JACK BARRY MOT
Will Be Back in Line-up
Against New York and
PHILADELPHIA. Juno 23.-Connli
Mock, n'anager of the world's champion
Athletics, Is a huppv man today, for he
has bivii Informed that Jack Barry Is
not suffering from a fractured collnr
1 one, thi X-ray photograph showing no
sln of ,i break. Harry In vxpt-tted to
be back In the line up this week, anl
will be In shup for the coming liat
tUs with tho Washington and New
R.irry fell at scon'l baso trying to
"top Fos'cr's wl'k;d grounder Friday.
At first 't was thouslit he had lnokcn
his collarbone, and Claude Doirlck w.u
fr-nt Into the came at shortstop How
ever, It has been found to b nothing
more than n strain. Barry Is considered
the btst man In the AlhletleV lnflId
and his nbi2n:a wouli sadly cripple tho
Gaspar to Toronto
PITTSBfRGH, June 23. Hank O'Day,
manager of tho Cincinnati Reds, an
nounced todav that he had released
Pitcher Harry Gaspar to the Toronto
club, of the International League. It
also was announced that Pitcher Corn
well, a recruit, has been released, and
probably will return to a minor league.
BIG LEAGUE GAMES
At New York
First game R. H. E.
Rmlnn 03401320 0 13 IB 2
Highlanders 01010000 02 7 2
Batteries Hall and Cady; McCon
nell, Thompson, Sweeney, and Sterrett,
Umpires Westervelt and Evans
Second game R H E.
T.. lAlftnilO 9 1ft O 1
Highlanders 10002000 0 3 9 2
naileries t;uiiin iinu iurriKun,
Warhop, Qulnn, and Sterrett. Um
pires Evans and Westervelt
At Chicago R. II E
Chicago 20420000 x 8 11 0
St Louis ...00000100 01 6 2
UUUCIICD jjcii. ami iuiiit, i uncii
and Stephens Umpires Connolly and
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t -V-...l T U Y7
JVI UCIIUIW I -. 4
Cleveland. . 11000522 011 14 2
JLJciroil .. .viuvvuu i a o j
Hn.ttrles Krarm and O Neill: Dubuc
and Stanage. Umpires Dlneen and
At Boston First game. . R. H. E..
Giants ... 203000 10 0 217 23 1
Boston ...100010 02 0 5 12 0
Batteries Mathewson, Meyers, and
Hartley, Dickson, Brown, and Kllng.
Umpires Brennan and Emslle.
Giants 00212332 114
Boston 0 0 10 2 3 4 0 212
Batteries Crandall and Meyers, Ty
ler and Rariden. Umpires Brennan
At Pittsburg R. H E.
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 10 0 0 1 x 2 6 1
Cincinnati ..00100000 0 1 4 1
Batteries Camnitz and Gibson,
Suggs and Clarke Umpires Rlgler
At Brooklyn R. H. E
Brooklyn' 0 2 4 0 0 10 0 1 19 10 7
Phil 000701000 08 6 2
Batteries Stack, Ylngling, Ragon,
Kent. Miller, and Erwln; Brennan,
Schultz, and Killlfer. Umpires Eason
At St. Louis R. H. E.
Chicago ...30060100 010 15 0
St Louis. .00100000 12 8 1
Batteries Cheney and Archer, Har
mon, and Wingo. Umpires Klem and
BY FOSTER'S DRIVE
Now in His Own
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COOMBS IS EASY MARK FOR
NATIONALS IN FINAL GAME
Tom Hughes Majestically
Leads His Team to
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., June 23. "Iron
Man" Coombs, one of the three prides
of the world's champion twirling staff,
got his a-plenty, yesterday In the sixth
inning when, with the score even at
three tallies, the Climbers got busy and
shoved seven runs across the dish on
five blowF, two mlsplayjR walk, and a
sacrifice hoist to the garden. After that
the champions were very quiet In tfhelr
dugout and hadn't a word to say. When
the scoreboard boy got through his
labors for the afternoon he luid chalked
up twelve tallies for the Climbers
against four for the Athletics.
When the cover blew off the contest
In the slxtlj the 20.9)0 rooters went In
sane. They saw their pride and their
Joy, the great performer in two recent
world's series, belted to the far corners
of tho arena, humbled as only a twlrler
can be humbled and the possibility of
lctdry snatched from the Mackmen.
Tomasso Hughes, tho battle-scarred
veteran of the Nationals, twirled an
excellent game He was always In con
trol of his own destiny, ond moved
along like a stately ship of war. Ho
was always dangerous to the enemy
and a bulwark of defense for tjis
Foster a Bingler.
"Fateem" Foster, the wee third base
man of tho Nationals, was In his glory
with tho willow, punching out three
blngles and making Coombs' life miser
able, lie's some bingler when he feels
In the mood, and he was very moody
Howard Shanks came through with
on i of his wonderful running catches
up the bank In left field, stealing a cer
tain triple from Rube Oldrlng in the
seventh, but the real classy catch of the
day was that of Amos Strunk, in thp
third. Henry lifted a fly In short left
and the Mackman raced in, took a fly
ing jump through tho air and got the
ball as he sprawled on his tummy op
the grass. This marvelous catch
brought down the house.
Shanks' ability to peg runners out on
the bases was shown clearly, too. In the
sixth frame. Mclnnes doubled to left
aid the Youngstown flyer scooped up
the ball on the run and shot it on a lino
to oFster. It arrived about five seconds
before tho sliding Mackman, who was
the most surprised lad on the field,
Two Homers Seen.
George McBrlde collided with a fine
joung home run that shivered alj the
numbers off the scoreboard In left, driv
ing Ray Morgan oer the pan ahead of
him and putting the Climbers In the
lead In the fifth. Indeed, that wallop of
the Nationals captain seemed to take
much of tho snap from the champions'
J. Franklin Baker, slugger-extraordinary,
had to come through with another
of his wonderful drives over the garden
wall In right The blngle came ln tho
fifth, tying tho score after two had died.
Just as It did on Wednesday. While th
lad roamed around the cushions the air
was mien wun nats, canes, umbrellas,
and .waving hands, the rooters believing
inai it speiieu viciory xor me Alack
Tho champions went into the lead
early, but a beautiful peg to the plat
by Milan, getting Baker on the Jump,
in the third, kept the score down to two
runs ana gave tne Nationals a chance.
Mackmen Get First.
The Mackmen got the first run in
the second inning on a triple by Jack
Lapp, and Dan Moeller's fumble of
Cooms' fly ball ln the sun. However,
they really looked dangerous in the
third, though they got but one run.
Oldrlng singled to left, going up on
Collins' death at first Baker stopped
a curve with his ribs and Strunk
walked, filling the corners. Mclnnes
THE VA8HlittlUi TIMES, SUMAY, JUNE 23, 1912.
Ball Yard ; He'll Trim 'Em, and He'll Trim 'Em Hard
FEELINGS too ytff
ISAM& AS -JS$
THE BOX SCORE.
All II O A
AIJ II O A E
Mocller.rf.. B 1 B 0
F(Mlr.3ti . 4 2 I S
0 Baker.31) .
0 Mclnnr 11)
0 rerrick.!i .
0 1 .Jllll) P
0 Coornb.p .
Milan, cf ... B ! 2 1
Oandll.lb... V C 1
Hhankt.lf. 4 0 B 1
Morgan. 2b. 2 0 0 1
KntKht.2b .10 0 0
Mcnrlde.aa 4 13 3
Hnr . 4 l B 0
Huchfi.D. 4 10 0
Muuer.n... 10 0 0
0 0 3
1 7 0
0 0 1
1 0 0
1 0 0
Total M 10 27 10 S Totala 34 7 27 10 4
Ilattfl for Ponnock In the ninth
Washington . .00012702 012
Philadelphia . .01101000 1 4
nun Mopller. Foster (3) Milan, Onndll.
fihankn. MnrgBn (2) MpHrlde Hrnr
Hughpi, Oldrlng. Dakpr, Derrick. Uipp
TftD-baif lllta Milan. Mclnnen Three-Udsc
hit -Lapp Home runa McHrlde. llaker
Sacrifice fli McHrlde Sacrifice hlta Shankn.
Morgan Btolcn bawn-Collins. Foster, Hpn
ry Double piny Milan and Henry 1-ft on
basps WnhinBtnn, S, Philadelphia. 7 FlrM
oas on Dana ira HugnH. 2. orr Musspr. 1.
off Coomba. 3 Wild pitch Musser First
dup on prrora-waiminrton. 3. Phi ade nnia.
2 Hit by pitcher Hy Hughes, Daker. b
LToomr. uannu sirucx out liughps, 2
bj Cnombs. 3. by Pennock. 4 Pitchers' re
cordOft Coombs, 7 hits. JS tlmps at bat. In
( Innings, off ppnnock 3 hits, 13 tlmPa at
bat. In 3 Innlngr. oft Hughes hits. 27 tlme
at bat. In 7 Innings, off Musspr. 1 lilt 7
tlmas at bat in 2 Innings I'mplres Messrs
O'Loughlln and Egan TlmP of game 2
hours and 20 minutes.
laid down a perfect bunt toward first
base, scoring Oldrlng The corners were
still crowded when Claude Derrlek
hoisted to Milan Of course. It was
expected that Baker would score but
he arrived Just a bit too late, Milan's
neg landing ln Henry's mitt ahead of
"Chick" Gandll's crashing single to
right scored "Fateem" Foster with the.
Nationals" first run in the fourth and
ln the following session, after Mor
gan had strolled, he chased himself
across ahead of McBrlde when the lat
ter's drive rame close to decapitating
the boy on the scoreboard. Tho Climb
era were leading.
Mr. Baker Appears.
Then appeared Mr. Baker with his
war club Two had gone In the fifth
when he collided with the pellet and It
disappeared over the barrier In right.
Just clearing tho top by a scant few
Inches. Again the tally was tied and It
behooved the Climbers to get down to
business. So they did. In the sixth.
Foster opened the frame with a hot
Standing of tne Clubs.
Won. Tist. Pc. Win. Loss
Boston 40 19 678 6f.'l .6t7
Chlc.ico 30 21 COO .007 .WO
WASH'N ... .13 2'. .591 ;87 .581
Philadelphia . 32 24 .571 .579 .rot
Cleveland .... 2'5 3) A6i .474 .4.V5
Detroit 28 31 .459 ,4fiS 4V
New York . 17 36 .321 331 .315
t?t. LOUls. ... 16 40 .288 .2yS .2S1
Detroit at St. Louis.
Cleveland at Chicago.
Washington. 12: Philadelphia, i.
Chi ':itio, 8; at. Louis. 1
Cluviland, n; Detroit, I
Boston, 13, New York. 2.
Boston, i0; New York, 3.
Standing of the Clubs.
Won. Lost. Pet. Win. Lo
New York... . 43 11 .706 .800 78"
Pittsburgh .. 31 22 .583 ..Vn S7"
Thieago 2J 22 .5.-9 .177 55s
Cincinnati .... 31 27 534 542 .525
Philadelphia . 21 2S .429 .410 .420
Brooklyn 21 31 .404 .415 .3W
St. Louis 21 31 .400 .410. .-;u
Boston 38 41 .305 .317 .30
St. Louis at Chicago.
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati.
New Yoik, 17; Boston. 5.
Now York. U. Boston. 12.
Biooklyn, 9; Philadelphia. 8.
Pittsburgh. 2; Cincinnati, i.
Chicago. 10, (ft. Loulj, J,
vx -'f. m a-vi
COOMBS WAS ASSAILED BY A CfCLOME OP HITS
(N THS SIXTH. NETTING US SBVeN RUNS.
, UMPS ! t
McBride Collides With
Home Run With One
one that Derrick couldn't quite get. Mi
lan toro off a daisy to right and, on
Collins' wild relay, both lads went up.
Gandll whaled another hot one for a
blngle to right, scoring Foster and
Milan. Coombs grabbed Shanks' roller
hut failed to get Gandll at the mid
way. Morgan was safe when Mclnnes drop
ped Baker's toss McBrlde shot up a
long fly for Oldrlng. scoring Gandll
John Henry walked, filling tho corners.
Hughes low-bridged Coombs with a
thunderbolt, bringing Shanks over.
Moeller was whiffed, but Foster walked,
forcing in Morgan
Zel) Milan innde the thing real good
by poling a double to left along the line
and Henry and Hughes went over.
Gandll stopped a pitched ball with his
arm, again tilling the bases, but Strunk
camped under Shanks' fly. keeping tho
total down to seven runs for the ses
sion. Pennock Walloped.
With one down Mosllcr poled a clean
single to left off Pennock, who had suc
ceeded Coombs on the hill. Foster
frl.imnied a safotv rlKht through the
short field as Dertlck ran to cover
ttcond base, and Moeller reached thhd.
While Mil. in was perishing Moeller
bcorcd, and when Derrick, seemingly
unnerved, hurled Gandll's roller to the
grand stand, Foster followed suit
Paul Muiaor, who twirled the last two
fr.unes for ibe Cllmh-"i. yielded an-nth-r
tallev for the defeated Mackmen
In the In-U Inning. Derrick wall.ed,
going to third on Maggcrt's clean drive
to right, scorln-; whlls Lord was forc
Th- N.i lonals displiviM far more life
and das'i in thilr work than did the
champions, and there weie signs of re
turning confidence in each nnd every
one of thorn. InJo?d. thiy worked
much a thoy did during that long win
ning streak in the West.
Another big crowd to see the Clim
bers. Tom Hughes twirled another cool,
heady battle and deserved his victory.
Paul Musscr did not extend himself
while on the mound, but forced most
of the Mackmen to hoist little flies.
MoBride's wallop to the scoreboard ln
the fifth took all the life out of tho
Mackmen. After that they looked
As usual. Schaefer had lots of fun
making speeches to the fans, predict
ing seven runs ln the sixth and leap
ing nnd Jumping around when they
Rav Morgan's charleyhorse was so
bad that Jack Knight took his place in
the seventh to allow the little fellow
a rest. Knight had nothing to do.
Dan Moeller's error ln the second was
partlv excusable. Though he got both
hands on Coombs' fly ball It seemed to
come at him suddenly from the sun
and he dropped 11.
George McBrlde's fielding was beau
tiful He ran out into the fields, both
left and center, and scooped up hot
grounders with all the ease that has
made his reputation in the big
"Fateem" Foster played a rattling
game, stopping the hottest drives
with ease and eclat, ond being de
cidedly conspicuous with the willow
His prettiest hit was in the eighth,
with Moeller on first, the ball bound
ing through the shortfleld Just as
Derrick left it.
Gandll passed through the game
without running any risk of further
injury to his broken nose, largely be
cause of his method of running bases
He took a flying Jump into second
base ln the sixth, and after the dust
blew away the hospital corps came
out and patched up Mr. Derrick.
TT ' i Iff
FIPTM, AMD IT
SAIkC CUT OP THB
CVA.S6 THAT CUYl
POSTMITS CFMMOUS PLA-TCR&
S0.2. 3. FRANWUN1 BAKBB.
AT BAT. .
(notice his chin)
TWO DAY'S RACE
MEET AT LAUREL
Automobile Speed Kings to
By HARRY WARD.
With "Wild Bob" Burrnan, the speed
king, as the star, a two-days' automo
bile race meet will be held on the
Laurel track next Friday and Satur
day. In addition to Burrnan it Is ex
pected Billy Knipper and R E Shadel,
together with a number of well-known
Washington and Baltimore amateur
drivers, will compete in the eight events
that will be run each day. Several
motorcycle races will also be run.
Burrnan will drive an exhibition mile
and will endeavor to hang up a new
dirt-track record. The bljj event of
the opening day will be tho three-mile
race with living start for the Remy
grand brassard and trophy, valued at
$2,500. -This event will be run best two
out of three heats. Saturday there will
be a free-for-all Australian pursuit
race. The conditions of this novel race
are that the cars shall be placed at an
equal distance apart on the track; as
soon as a car is overtaken and passed
three feet by a car from its rear, the
car which has been overtaken shall be
counted out of the race. In case but
two cars are left ln the contest after
fifteen miles have been covered the
leading car, as Judged by the referee,
shall be awarded the prize.
The officials for the meet are: Official
representative of the contest board of
the American Automobile Association,
Dr. H. M. Rowe; referee, T, B. Shoe
maker, starter, Howard French; scor
ers and timers, JoBeph Zomolskl, George
R. Hickman, Frank Olmsted and James
r Kelly, clerk of the course, A. F.
Sheahan: announcer, Mandel Sener;
Judges. Harry Death, C. W. Adams, F.
J. Slade, and Edgar F. Dobson.
Service Is getting to be the big talk
ing point in itcariy an automobile es
tablishments of late. Its meaning has
a wide range, however, and Its applica
tion varies according to tho views cf
the different operators. Both custom
ers and dealers were more or less sat
isfied until lately by the kind of service
given bv tho repair shop after pur
chase. Thev had to be for that matter,
as there was nothing better In sight.
Service Is reaching Its highest develop
ment this season and It Is dolnr mure
to create new buyers than anytning
This modern service, greatest of all
boons to the car owner, is seen in a
high state of efficiency In the servln
department of the Overland-Washington
Motor Company, distributers of
Overland cars. The building, which Is
three stories. Is located at 222 Four
teenth street and hero Is one of the
best equipped repair shops In tho city.
A feature of the Overland company Is
the service given prior to purchase by
putting each machine ln perfect con
dition beforo it reaches the hands of
the owner. This, at first sight, would
be taken for granted, but it is not so
simple as It looks.
It Is excusable for minor defects to
exist In any machine Just out of a fac
tory, and, as a rule, they are not dis
covered until thev have been run for
some time ln nctual service Then na
turally, come the succession of com
plaints from the disgruntled owner. All
the explanation In the world will not
eradicate the bad Impression made. The
uvcriana service berore delivery eradi
cates all this.
HYATTSVILLE, Md , June 23. Blad
enburg Is well up In the lead for the
Prince George County League title to
day, owing to a" 9 to 7 victory over
the Hyattsvllle aggregation yesterday
The game went foe seven innings, the
winners coming up from behind ln the
last round with tour run.
"Every Knock Is a Boost!
The slump la ended.
Those ringing base hits- yesterday
somewhat bolstered up the wavering
support of the Nationals and the fans
are again thinking Well of 'the team.
The loss of the four games In the two
doubleheaders caused a lot of followers
to say things about the team, but yes
terday's win seemed to restore con
ndence. Moeller, Milan, and Foster got
back with hits.
We took the last.
This Gandll nerson comes pretty near
being the sensation of the American
League at this writing. Orlff has had
several players in the spotlight all sea
eon. First It was Moeller and Foster,
now comes Gandll with all kinds of
slugging Btunts. There are now no lets
than six players on the Nationals who
are rapidly acquiring big reputations
around the circuit for their phenomenal
Chick Gandll continues to bit
A large gathering is expected at the
ball yard tomorrow to see the Red Sox
and Natlonale perform. The series will
mean a lot to Griff and his Climbers
and a majority of the games will firmly
establish the Nationals as a contender.
To date the leading Red Sox have ex
perienced no set-backs ln their tri
umphant march at tho head of the
league, and it 1b up to Griff.
MoBrlde and Baker knock homers.
Who would have thought that Jack
Coombs would have gotten his in yes
terday's game. With tho exception of
Bender, Ford, and Wood, the Nationals
have knocked about every good pitcher
off the slab this season. Look back over
the long line of pitchers who have faced
the Climbers this season and these three
with the possible exception of Gregg,
are the only ones who have not been
Potomac Club holds regatta.
Norris McLean should win the Co
lumbia Club tennis tournament with
ease tomorrow. Leech, while a steady
player, docs not appear to be in the same
class with the joungster, who shdukt
have little trouble in annexing the title.
The tourney has been unusually success
ful nnd about closes out the round of
match playing for the city.
Baltimore tennis team wins.
Amateur Day on Tuesday should draw
a large crowd. Judging from the inter
est displayed In the celebration. Fans
are going to see the faces of tho old
timers who once were as popular as the
stars of the day. Names' long forgotten
and recalled only at times once figured
I in as sensational victories for their
deeds as those which now adorn tho
sport pages. Many of these players are
to be ln line with the boys who have yet
to make their reputations in the game.
McLean is a winner.
The Potomac Club regatta yesterday
was a successful affair and is due for a
repetition. The course might have had
a little better policing, but the officials
are deserving of great praise for their
work. Labor Day will find the big Mid
dle States regatta run off as only Wash
ington men know how- to handle an
event. This Is a promise sure of ful
fillment. Columbia Is defeated.
Walter J. Travis Is perhaps as well
known in this country as John Ball,
the English golf expert. Both have
been ln the golfing world for a number
of years and have attained the s&mo
success and proficiency. Ball lately won
the amateur championship of Great
Britain for the eighth time, and Travis
continues to defeat them all.
Kellher returns to Pittsburg.
In less than two weeks the Olympic
games will start. That the athletes
representing this country will be re
turned winners ln a majority of events
goes without saying. What is expected,
however, is the shattering of world'!
records. Certain It Is that no Olympic
team ever left these shores which con
tained so many record performers.
Nationals' New Bats
To Be Given Trial
The Nationals should d some swell
hitting this week, five dozen new sticks
having arrived from the Chicago fac
tory, where they were turned out to
the order of the players.
On the last visit of the team to Chi
cago Gandll. Milan, Morgan, Griffith.
Foster, Schaefer, Shanks, and McBrlde
visited the bat factory and had bats
made to suit them. With these wagon
tongues they expect to demolish the
pitchers of both the Red Sox and the
Athletics during the next two weeks.
Miller Features by
Hitting and Fielding
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Alexandria teutn Is -ecelving congratu
lation for a ttmely Octciy over the
Fort Mycr team yesterday, having de
feated tho soldleis bv 17 to 11 In one of
the hard-hitting games of the season.
Miller, of tho home team furnished the
tens.itlon of the affrnoon. He man
aged to get thioo hits In his battln
attempts, and accepted ten chances
without an en or.
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