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THE WASHINGTON TIMES,- TUE8DAY, OCTOBER 0, 1912.
"7i Thousand Fans Mob Bail Path, to Obtain Tickets' for the World's Series
IN MIGHTY BATTLE
FOR LASTING FAME
Interest in Baseball Today Is .found in Many Nations, Whole World Round
Diamond Luminaries to Be Carried Along
, onGrest of Wave of Popularity or Washed
Back by Undertide of Discontent.
XT' By ORANTLAMD RICE.
NEW YORK, Oct. 8. The charge of the Night Brigade Is over. The
terming; legion which braved a driving gale and gathered under the cold
grr atarS'it midnight to lar alego to the Polo turnstiles It either through:
the gates and over the walls or else repulsed with frightful slaughter.
No angle of comparison has beon 'loft beyond Inspection and the
throngs which started for tbearlc today were Involved mainly In discus
ions as to whether Mathewson could beat the redoubtable Wood.
It Is generally conceded among'the unbiased that Boston, has the
edge on general form unless. .Tesreau, Marquard, and Mathewson pitch
to the top of their form, where nothing short ofv a. smashing, rushing attack
could beat them down.
Another great feature how Interesting the populace at large Is the
name of the 1912 world's series hero the sun-kissed athlete .who will string
along with George Rohe, Ohristy Mathewson, Babe Adams, Jack Coombs,
and Frank Baker luminaries of other world-wldo campaigns.
There is plenty of star talent In this series which may continue at the
heights or topple to the Jndigo abyss below.
It remains for Wood and Speaker to cap the climax of their greatest
ytar or to have the luster blown oft within the period of seven days.
The same Is due of Doyle, Meyers, Mathewson, the Giants' stars of 1912.
TEN THOUSAND FANS MOB BALL PARK
TO OBTAIN TICKETS FOR OPENING GAME
Tills Is the great day. When Old Sot
poshed his way over the Dronx hills this
morning, he showed his cheery counten
ance to a multitude of fans, hundreds
oi whom had stood In lino at the Polo
grounds all night In order to buy admis
sion tickets to the world's series game
between the New York Qlants and the
Boston Red Sox this afternoon.
That the weather man Is a fan.
vldent. He dished up the madc-to-order
brand of weather for the first
came. It was a trlflo hazy In the- morn-
ln and some of the. men In the ticket
line who had neglected to wear over
More than 3,000 fans were in line along
Uiadhurs't and Eighth avenues when the
sale ot admission tickets began at 8
o'clock. A squad of fifty mounted and
foot policemen held the men and women
In line, but the officers had little to do,
for the fans were good-natured. They
were content to discuss the two teams.
First two tickets were told to two
girl twins, l'hey were the Misses Doris
and Alleen Wood, of 626 112th street.
They are English girls, having been In
this country only nvo months, but they
ate dyed In the wool fans Uoth aro
New York rooters, nnd they say they
wero going to attend every gume In this
dtj. no matter whether they got any
sleep or not during the series.
"Wc huvc seen sixteen games this
summer, and we think that baseball has
cilcket beaten to a frazzle," declared
"We got here at S o'clock. We won't
want much sleep."
Ten thousand siats were on sale for
this afternoon's game, and from tho
way tho surface and "L" cars dis
gorged their crowds' of fans, It was
etfdent tho ticket sellers would be
kept busy dealing out the pasteboards.
As was the case yesterday, thero were
many women In line. Venders passed
down tho line selling "dogs" and lem
unade. IJach purchaser was compelled to
enter tho pjrk as soon as lie or she
bought a ticket. Thus the bleachers
und unresened scats In the stadium
began to fill as soon as the ticket
booths wero opened.
Fans Must Behave.
With a whoop, llic llrat male tans
to enter tho park broke for the stand,
but their enthusiasm was dampened
bj the policemen Inside, who told tho
fans that they would have to uct de
cently. Many carried pillows, over
coats, and lunch boxes for comfort, and
magazines and newspapers for enter
tainment, for they facod a long, tedi
ous wait until the cry of "play ball"
ut 2 o'clock this afternoon.
llrush Stadium seats 33,000, but ar
i alignments were made to handlo a
nowd of ut least 60.000.
Interest which begins to grow with
the opening of the baseball season
In the spring culminates today in the
Facts on Battle for the
i Place Polo Grounds, PW York.
Time Two o'clock.
Teams Boston fled Sox, Ameri
can League champions, and New
York Giants, champions of the
Probable batteries Mathewson
and McjcrH, f0f 'ew York;
Wood and Cady, Bostqn.
empires O'Loughlln, Evans, fllg-
ler, and Klem.
Weather forecast Ideal weather
for fall week.
Expected attendance 88,000.
Price of tickets One, two, and
Boston Is a alight favorite, with
5 to 4 the prevailing odds.
Ncccssnrj to decide series Four
lout of scrcn games.
general enthusiasm oer the national
As tt had been reported that Christy
Mathewson, for New York, and Joe
Wood, for Boston, would bo the op
posing pitchers, this Interest was hoist
ed to the fever point, for both are
among tho finest in their department of
Red Sox Reach City.
The Ited Sox had reached the city late
yesterday and were quartered at Brot
ton Hall, at Eighty-sixth street. In or
der to be hear the park. All were In ex
tiiero nw svvu mutu ur mis up-1
tlmlsnr. the Sox figured, for they wciel
favorites in tho betting, the odd ruling I
at 10 to 8. There was considerable !
wagering, especially In Avail Street.
New York brokers stuck loyally to the
Olants while the Invading ISostonlans
wero Just as loyal to the Sox. Despite
tne etrorts or the baseball oificlals to
pi event tickets from falling Into the
hands of tho speculators, they were
enly partially succrrsful. Scalpers
were abroad today offering choice seats
in the grandstand for tt to 123.
By Thursday, they said, the price
would be much higher.
Although there were such rival at
tractions for New Yorkers and visitors
here as the gathering wnr fleet, Iho
Becker trial, nnd many other things, all
were subjugated to baseball. In street
cars,hotels. private homes, offices; and
whorever, In fact, more than one person
gathered, tho conversation was on tho
tamo topic. AH the old Jokes about ter
rlflo mortality among osace boys, etc.
were well carried out. JOhn J. McQraw
and "Jake" Stehl. of Boston, lootened
up a little and talked about the scries.
McQraw said: "It Is not roy habit to
talk before world series games. Of
course, the New York team Is going
Into the series with every confidence In
lis ability tc win. I feel more confident
than I did agulnst tho Athletics last
McGraw said that If he decided at the
last minute not to pitch Mathewson he
would probably choose Tesreau.
Stahl declared himself as follows:
"My team Is ready Tor tho battle,
i he players do not expect an easy
series and neither do I, Wo all know
that tho Giants have a good team and
that every game Is to be a tough one.
However, not n BoeUin Sox does not
think hut he will win."
Thero was a llttlo delay In opening
the gates nnd it was 8:23 o'clock before
tho M sies Wood tripped through tho
turnstiles clutching their tickets. From
that time on the ticket sellers with
coats off and sleeves rooled up worked
t By 8:43 the mile of fans was .growing
Among tho experts here to witness and
write about the games were Hugh Jen
nings manager of the Detroit Tigers
and Ty Cobb, of the same club. Cobb
declared In favor of the Bed Sox, while
Jennings was noncommittal.
Boston, Fans Arrive.
Special trains bearing Boston fans be.
Ban arriving at 6 a. m. Upon the first
special came Mayor Fitzgerald, of Bos
ton, who was invited In h lh ,,,.,
of Mayor Qaynor while in this city. lit,
mtqiim uiti jut iiMiiuu.
on account of the nearness of tho two
cities which will bo.the alternate wnp.
Lot tho struggle it was expected that
huoui i, iuns w;oui(i travel nam and
forth in specials so as not to miss a
slncle came In cither city. The New
York, New Haven and Hartford Ball
mud made arrangements to accommo
date that many nersonn and more If the
peripatetic fans Increase with tho grow,
tig Interest In the scries.
Myers Steals 116 Bases
In Northwestern Show
SPOKANE, Wash.. Oct. S "Hap"
Myers, drafted by the Boston National
league club, closed his year In the
Northwestern League yesterday with a
total of 116 stolen bases, the highest
number for more than twenty years.
Ho has had two trials In the big league,
falling to hold his own because of a
weak throwing arm.
Catcher Whaling, also drafted by the
Boston Braves, caught 138 games,
throwing out 188 runners, and had a
fielding average of .933.
Nationals Get Monej.
NEW YORK, Oct. S. Clark Griffith's
Nationals divided 83,000 among them
selves, the receipts from four exhibi
tion games. Two thousand dollars wcie
obtained In Albany "and Syracuse and
i me remainder in iioooKen ana uarl-
Wm y"ryn rx.t Wfm 7 A thRfflib Jf y0t'iTi!S) . fHn -re sen. tne- (
HIwHsSw ffifci (grafts). i?nEHLtCN. jB '
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BAY EXPEL FOGEL
FROM LEAGUE FOR
Lynch Cdlls Meeting of Na
tional League to Take
NEW YORK. Oct. 8.-Horace S. Kogcl,
president of the Philadelphia National
League club, may be expelled from the
league unless he proves his recent
charges that the New York club was
unduly favored by the umpires this sea
son, according to well-Informed base
ball men here to attend the world's
series. This Is unprecedented In bare
President Lynch has called a meeting
of his magnates, and It Is said that he
has affidavits from several newspaper
men and a copy of a signed statement
recently sent by Fogel to a Chicago
newspaper in which Fogel charged the
umpires with giving games to the
Unless the league takes up this case,
the National Commission, It Is said, will
make a full examination and, finding
Fogel at fault, will demand his expul
sion from organized baseball.
Fogel is president ot the Philadelphia
club, but does not own any Btock In It
He got an optlo non the club from the
estato ot Israel Durham and James Mc
Nlchol. and the franchise was bought
by Charles P. Taft.
Mrs. Toft bought the park In which
tho club plays fn Philadelphia. Inter
ested In the purchase of the club by
Taft was Charles W. Murphy, president
of the Chicago Nationals. Fogel was
made president of tho club for tho purt
he played In Its purchase by Taft.
Cobb Says He Will
Bat :400 Next Year
DETROIT, Oct. 8,-Having finished
the American League with a batting
average of .410, Tyrus Cobb predicted
today that he will beat the ,400 mark
again next year. "At the beginning ot
the season," he said, "I declared I
didn't expect to reach tho .400 mark, as
I had the year before, considering two
straight years too much for any man,
but having done so again It seems noth
ing wonderful, and I now believe fully
that I will do so again next year."
Cobb led Jackson, of Cleveland, by .014
points, and Speaker, of the lied Box, by
.028. Also he stole sixty-one base's.
Will Receipts of -This
Eclipse Past Years?
1903 Boston-Pittsburg 150,000
1904 No series
1906-Cubs-Wh'te Sox ,. 104,650
1908 Cubs-Tlgerg 94,975
1909 Plttsburg-Tlgcrs 188.SS3
1910 Athletics-Cubs 173,980
Um Aimciics-uiams 312,864
.THE 1911 FIGURES.
At New York 877,359.00 341 .773.88
At Philadelphia.,. 4X962 SO 23,199.78
At New York 75,693.00 40,820.22
At Philadelphia... 40,957.00 22,118.78
At New York $9,314.00
At Philadelphia... 38.100 00
Totals ...... 312,384 60 127.910 82
I'd like to be Christy whose curves areso twisty they rattle the batsman and drive him insane,
whose technique and cunning and skill are so stunning that men who must face him are filled with a
pain. For years has been pitching, antagonists ditching, while legions of rivals have Hiked to the
woods; they're coming and going, with good or bad showing, but Mathewson always delivers the goods.
I'd like to be Christy! With twist of the wrist he accomplishes more in a minute of time, than I with
my tolling and sweating and moiling can do when I've written three bushels of rhyme! The big daily
papers just throw fits and capers while posies and garlands at Christy they heave; he gains from the
creatures infesting the bleachers applause that no prince on the globe would receive. I'd like to be
Christy! A ball in his fist, he is bigger than Woodrow or Teddy or Bill!- He's covered with glory,
he's all hurikydory, whenever I see him he gives me a thrill! My eye's growing misty when gazing on
Christy, so noble his record, so clean his career! I hope he may flourish, the great game to nourish,
for many and many a glittering year! WALT MASON.
-(Copyright, Hi:. b George Mstthsw Atoms.)
SURPRISES ARE MANY
Winter Holds Forth Much
to Be Discussed
The major league campaign Just com
pleted has provided many surprises (or
the fans all around the country, and
they will all be thrashed out around
the stoves during the coming winter.
Here are somo of them :
The great rush of the Nationals from
seventh to second place In a single sea
son. The wonderful base running of Cljde
Milan, breaking Cobb's record of last
Bube Marquard's winning streak that
continued for nineteen straight games.
Tho sixteen successive victories won
by Walter Johnson and Joo Wood,
breaking Jack Chesbro's mark of four
teen straight for the league record.
Seventeen successive victories for .the
Nationals, Including a clean sweep of
every team in the Weft in the spring.
The strike ot the Detroit players In
Philadelphia, following the suspension
of Cobb for striking an insulting fan
Jh New York.
The wonderful debuts ot Jean Dubuc,
the Tiger fllnger; Carl Caehlon, of the
Nationals; Earl Hamilton, of the St.
Louis Brownies; Jeft Tesreau, of the
New York Olants, and Eppi nlxey, ot
the Phillies. v
The breaking up of the far-famed
Philadelphia Athletics, ending with the
fine and suspension ot Jtube Olf ring
and "Chief" Bender.
The Varly rush ot the Chicago White
Hov, holding first place long enough to
make the Chicago fans look for flna
The great dash from the line of Hank
Day h Cincinnati Hede, forcing the
Bedland fans to Indulge In dreams, only
to wake up sadly.
Th6 collapse of Rube Marquard, the
Giants' wonderful southpaw, following'
his nineteen successive victories.
The remarkable pitching of Lou
Richie, tho Chicago Cub twlrler, against
the New York Olants.
The failure of Harry Davis as man
ager of the Cleveland Naplanders and
his sudden resignation.-
The strong playing of the Naps under
the management' of Joe Birmingham,
the veteran outfielder.
The no-hlt games of Jeff Tesreau
At the Columbia Theatre
Beginning with, Tuesday's
Qun U contests be
Giants Bed Sax
Faithfully reproduced on
th Rcdler Brreboard
against the Phillies and Earl Hamilton
against the Detroit Tigers.
The passing of Frank Chance In Chi
cago, after landing four championships
and two world's Utles.
The unhappy, death of "Bugs" Bay
mond ,the eccentric twlrler, formerly a
member of the New York Olants, fol
lowing a brawl in a saloon.
The untimely death of Thomas C.
Noyes, president of the Washington
club, and the election ot Benjamin B.
Minor to succeed him.
The discover' and development of
such youngsters as ddle Foster, Dan
Moeller, and Howard Shanks of the
Nationals; Vic Baler, of the Cubs; Coop
er and Hcndrlx, of the Pirates; Jack
Lellvelt, of the Highlanders; Hugh
Bedlent and Torreet Cady. of the Red
Sox; De'rrlll Pratt, Qua Williams, Mack
Allison, and Earl Hamilton, of tho
Browns; Eddie Walsh and Byron
Houck, of the Athletics; Veach, of
the Tigers; Btxey, of the Phillies;
Chapman, Johnston, and Hendryx, of
the Naplanders, and Lavender, ot the
Ti(ers Fall Down.
Th'e American League has seen the
unexpected downfall of the Detroit
Tigers; the collapse of the Athletics'
pitching staff, with the passing of Cy
Morgan; the great work of the Na
tionals the moment "Chick'' . Oandtl
Joined them! the success of Oeorge Sto
vail on his supplanting Bobby Wallace
as head of tho Brownies; the "como
back" of Jako Stahl and the failure of
Jimmy Callahan to do likewise; the'un
precedented hard luck of Wolverton'a
New York club and remarkable work
of the Boston Red Sox, finally giving
them the pennant.
The National League has seen tho
great burst from the mark by the New
York dlinta, giving them an early lead
not to be overcome; the bickerings be
tween Charlie Murphy and the New
York club, bringing In Boger Bresna
han and Horatlua FpGel; the early
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Nationals Play Prominent
Part in Making Baseball
History This Year.
dash s,nd great slump of the Cincinnati
.Beds, tho .run of hard luck sustained
by Dooln's PhUUtes. the charges of
dishonesty made by Fogal against the
umpires and the utter failure of the
Many Golf Players
Are Cigarette Smokers
Harold Hilton, the former British and
A rt ASA w A I a Mfrf Id .. iu.AA-
"'"""i ,Ma.iiiiiu,i. id un inveieraio
clruret amoker when tn action, smoking
tmY Ian ,A tlit.ln. In n ma....-, a. .. .
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een holes. Hilton, however, Is only
one of a number of players who putt
cigarettes. Jeromo Travcrs, tho na
tional amateur champion; Albert Seek
el, former Western champion, and a.
half dozen more of the leading players
of this country soothe their nerves
with the little sticks. Among the Amer
ican professionals the habit is quite as
marked as among the amateurs. West
ern Champion Charles Krone. Jr., Is a
noted exception, as he never has
smoked. II. Chandler Egan, twice na
tional champion, preferred a pipe to any
other form of smoke. .
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MARYLAND STATE FAIR, Inc.
SIX OR MORE RACES EACH DAY
STEEPLECHASE RACE TODAY
THE nOP KINS SELLING STAKE, 91,800 ADDED,
ONE MILE, WILL BE RUN TOMQIUIOW
SPECIAL H0VELTY HANDICAP RACE, FRIDAY, OCTOBER, lllh
Two Foot Racners, Two Hones, Two Motorcycles, and.
Two Automobiles Competing.' Parse, 9600
The Iteturas of the World'. Series
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YANKEES IN FAIR
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HAUTFOBD, Conn.. Oct. . Local
fans are still wondering whether the
were bunked vesterday by tho Wash
ington club. It was advertised that
Walterv Johnson would oppbso Russell
Tord in .the ex'hlbltlon',gamc, which was
won by the Washlngtons, to 4, and,
after Nick Altrock had gone along for V1
four Innings, a huge fllnger fiucecedert '
him amid cheers. He was supposed to
-be Johnson. As a matter of 'act, h
was Cathlorj, the young whirlwind, In
stead of tho king of pitchers.
.Cashlon'a work for live Innings wai
so good, though, that the large croud
was satisfied. In a measure. Tho High
landers pould do nothing with hlrri; Mi
control being perfect, his" speed terrific,
and his support generally , excellent
Danpy Moeller led at bat for the 'Wash
lngtons with three hits. ;
One More "Follow" and
Thai Dollar's Yours!.
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