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THE WASHINGTON TBIES, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1912.
World's Series May Send Tired Business Men to Sanitarium, Says George Fitch
A - V S - JV
Declares Eighteen Athletes'
Work Was Hard
By GEORGE FITCH.
BOSTON, Mail., Oct' 10. Soma
timet eighteen highly talented ath
letes will toll through nine Innings
of baseball In a skillful and work
manlike manner without .producing
enough excitement to agitato the
tazlcab drivers outside tho park.
Then again the some professors of
ballistics and swatology will tear off
a day's work that contains half a
lifetime of hope, triumph, fear, re
lief, despair, surprise, romance, fren
led enthusiasm, palpitating fear,
nervous dyspepsia, heroic effort,
spectacular blundering, and unfet
tered hysteria. It is such baseball
games as these latter that are put
ting the t nerve specialists of this
country Into limousine automobiles
at a fearful rate and are giving the
poor, tired business man the kind of
recreation that brings him to a sant.
tarlum with a tangled nervous sys
tem and In need of bronchial re
train. Nerve-Shattering Contest.
Yesterday's world aertei game between
KewTork and Boa ton with the reat of the
country on the sidelines was this sort
of a parlylng pastime. It sliced whole
years off the latter end of thousands of
Boston lives. Not that Boston will feel
the loss now, but there will come a
time when those' of, her cltlsens who
blew out a flue during; yesterday's
doings will fade away Just before some
Important census. And then she will
wish, even more madly than she now
does, that"-Lewis had thawed out his
hands In a chestnut-cooker In the roar
ins; eighth before attempting; to engulf
Bnodgraea' mammoth fly.
Tha Europeans claim we take our
pleasures sadly which Is no nearer
right than the Europeans are on most
of our affairs. We take them gladly,
and, sometimes badly, but In baseball
we take them madly. There Is no more
Impressive sight In our vast and busi
nesslike nation than that of thirty or
forty thousand captains of Industry, rail
road presidents, governors. Senators, al
dermen, merchant princes, mlnlaters.loaf
ers, grandfathers, college professors,
I undertakers, preachers, pie-sellers,
farmers, scientists, hod carriers, and
authors tossing their arms and hats to
yon high heaven at a baseball game
and appealing to Providence, Jupltor,
Minerva, a ranblt's-foot and Trls Speak-,
er for one little single.
What Might Have Happened.
It Lewis had caught that ball but
here we enter the boundless realm of
post-mortem speculation In baseball. If
LeWls had stuck his thumbs Into the
quivering flanksof thathorsehlde Instead
of stroking It gently as It went by; If
Fletcher had bad shins eighteen Inches
wide in the tenth; It Murray had not
backed over the low right field fence
and sunk from view, his feet waving
a sad good-by as the ball hustled on In
the seventh; It Wagner had not reached
one detaining paw half a league Into
the sullen sunset, and If Btahl had not
beaten tbls record a full city block In
reaching his throw to Drat: If Murray
had merely addressed the ball during
the game as he did last vear Instead
of beating the rind off of It on three
cataclysmic occasions If any one of
these things and a full score more
had not happened, then yetserday's
game would not have been a tie, which
must be played over today.
Won and Lost Many Time.
And yet It was fitting that yesterday's
frantic pasttmtng should have been a
tie. Anybody's victory would have been
ante-climax. The game had already
been won half a dozen times. As a
matter of fact, the world's series
should really stand at this minute
three-all Boston having woi yester
day's session twice and New York
three times at a very reasonable com
putation. With 33,000 Bostonese and others In at
tendance, the royal rooters detonating
frightfully on the right wing, and a
fringe of humanity blackening the near
by roofs like bees at swarming time,
Boston went to work in the first Inning
and battered three runs.
Mathewson, with the assistance of
Fletcher, spurned the ball three times
yesterday In a haughty and distant
manner. The game was clinched right
there and about 30.000 'people remarked
about It In a manner which made con
versation difficult as far east as Copley
was all over but th shouting, which
Account of Every Ball Pitched in Second
Game of World's Series
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First ..'.. 15 2 8 1 1 8 First 24 3 4 1 8 6
Second ..13 2 8 0 0 4 Second ... 8 0 0 1 0 8
Third 9 2 8 0 10 Third .... 5 10 0 0 1
Fourth ..14 1 '1 3 0 4 Fourth ,.. 8 2 1 0 0 8
Fifth ... 8 3 2 I 0 1 Fifth 12 2 1 8 0 8
Sixth ... 11 0 8 0 0 5 Sixth 13 1 2 3 0 4
Seventh . 14 4 1 2 1 3 Seventh .. 7 2 1 0 0 2
Eighth ..91101.3 Eighth ... 20 8 1 0 0 11
HALL. Ninth .... 10 '0 1 1 1 G
Eighth .. 1$ 1 1 2 1 5 Tenth .... 12 1 1 1 0 4
Ninth .... 23 2 8 0 114 Eleventh ..300006
Tenth ... 15 1 2 0 0 8
Eleventh . 15 8 0 3 3 5
Totals Totals. 123 15 12 10 4 42
Hall . . 50 4 6 2 2 27
Collins. 91 15 17 7 4 23
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HHH WAITING FOR THE CURTAIN TO LIFT.
continued In hoarse billowy roars until
Murray, In the fourth, picked out a fat
man In the far center bleachers snd
banged the ball at htm. The man es
caped, but Murray got to third, and
when he came home a minute later on
Uerzog'a long fly, Boston awake to the
fact that It was Just one run to the good
and that the Qlanta were meeetlng Col
lins' curves like a reception committee
at the Union Jepot with badges on.
Then the combat 'tightened and there
were deeds of valor which will be re
membered long after Mayor Fitzgerald's
plug hat Is In the natural history mu
seum. Merkle stopped Speaker's aw
ful drive In mld-alr and the ball turn
ed him heels up as he descended. The
whooping Mr. Hooper made his third
hit and Yerkes made a tremendous sea
going triple which put Boston com
fortably In the lead again. Fletcher
stopped a drive of Speaker's which left
a flame-colored wake and tossed It to
third for a double, and Carrlgan shot
two malefactors of great stealth dead
at second In dazzling succession. It was
the kind of a baseball game which ought
be perpetuated in moving picture
Alms for the Joy of future grandfathers
when the time comes for them to tell
their voung hopefuls that baseball isn't
what It used to be. Thanks to the mov
ng pictures and the phonograph the
grandfathers of tomorrow ought to
W a nleasant and profitable time.
But all these doings faded In the
eighth when the now maddened Giants
arose as one man and smote. Lewis
only detained Snodgraas's fly a minute.
Doyle singled. Murray hit Into the
bleachers and the toterlng Collins laid
down the ball and burled himself In the
concrete coop. Then Herzog hit one of
Hall's slants so hard that only the
cround rules kept him away from home.
Three scores were In and New York
led In the eighth. It was a glorious
victory, as several confident uotham
lt hastened to telegraph.
But the game was only In its swad
dling clothes. Soma sneak thief had
raided the dictionaries of both teams
and had cut out the word "quit" and
all Its synonyms. In Boston's half
Lewis bombarded the bleachers again
and Gardner hit a ball through Fletcher
with such violence that If Fletcher's
legs had been wider they would now
have seml-clrcular nicks In them. The
score was tied, and when New York
broke loose In the tenth with a triple
b" Merkle, Speaker tripled himself and
slid home safe by the thickness of a
piece of lunch-counter ham, while
Lewis doubled again and the New York
ers, who had been throwing their hats at
the Bunker Hill monument, put them
on over their ears and snt solemn and
perspiring until Jake Stahl grounded
That was the kind of pastime yes
terday's game was. Everyone was re.
lleved when It was called a draw.
Eleven Innings of such pleasure Is
enough. Through It all Christy
Mathewson. "Big Six," tolled along
nervlly on the verge of disaster. He
was bombarded Into ruin halt a dozen
times. They got ten hits off of him,
Including three doubles and two triples.
He had flat wheel and carburetor trou
hies, he wheezed on the grades and at
times he only hit on two cylinders. But
be finished, which Is better than Col
lins and Hall did.
For an old man fast approaching
thirty-five It was a wonderful perform
ance, (Copjrltht, 1912, by the Adama Newspaper
and Misplays Biggest Factor. With Mr.
Playing r Of f the Tie Game
Here is a more exciting battle than that one fought at Waterloo, although no cannon roar and rattle and,
damp the ground with bloody dew; although no warriors are drilling around in blood up to their knees, yet base
ball gives a bigger killing and more substantial victories than anything Napoleonic and here's a paradox, old boy:
a baseball killing is a toine that makes our bosoms throb with Joy. Ah, this is better far than fighting with shot
guns on a sodden plain; it's more entrancing, more exciting, and no one but an umpire slain.! We see the stern
opposing forces' upon the bloodless diamond meet; no roll of drums, no charging horses, no ambuscade and no re
treat) The soldier here gets up and hustles, without a sword, without a gun; with eager nerves and straining
muscles he fights for-glory and for fun. Throughout the land, in every village the breathless people read the score;
no tale of gory war and pillage could ever Interest them more. The gifted Bostonese commander is bigger than
those touted chaps, old Hannibal, and Alexander, who figured in some ancient scraps. The mighty Giants' doughty
leader seems greater far to me, by heck, than Caesar with a wreath of cedar and laurel things around his neckl
The game begins) Stop, look and lis ten I All o'er the land the folks enthuse! And warm hearts throb and kee.n
eyes glisten, and ears are strained to hear the news I WALT MASON.
(Copyright, tgia, by George Matthew Adams.)
HI GALE COSTLY
FOR THE RED SOX
Carrigan's Failure To Catch
Foul Ball Was a Turn
Failure to hold a foul ball, twisting
In tho high gale, was costly for BUI
Carrlgan and his teammates yesterday,
for-the next moment Herzog laced 'a
double to deep left, putting the Qlanta
In the van. That's the way It some
Tom Hughes, aged and crafty veteran
of many a battle, lost a decision In
Philadelphia this summer becaure John
Henry failed to hold a sizzling foul tip.
Baker was at bat, with two out and
three and two on htm. Hughes forced
Baker to flsh at one on tho Inside. It
was Just tipped. It struck Henry's
glove and fell to the ground. The big
backstop grunted his disgust, picked
up the ball, and the next moment Baker
had hammered the leather over the gar
den wall, tlelng up the tally.
Holding that foul tip would have given
the Nationals a l-to-0 victory. It would
have been their eighteenth In a row. It
would have given Hughes a Just reward
for one of the best pitched ball games
ever seen anywhere. But Henry lost
the foul tip.
It was the chill October gale from the
northwest, always bitter In Boston, that
swerved certain victory away from the
Red Sox. Theie were two out when
Herzog appeared. He boosted a high
foul that set Bill Carrlgan hopping to
ward the stand. Just as he was stretch
ing for the ball a sudden gust carried
It out of his reach. Herzog had another
chance. Ills double followed.
In not winning that second battlo the
Bed Sox have Injured their chances.
BALTIMORE & OHIO
Week Days, Oct. 1 to Nov. 1
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Special trains at 1:10 und 1:0) p.
m. Returning Immediately after
close of ruens.
They have tried out the great Matty,
'tis true, but he has stood the test far
better than most of us expected. He
stood the lira of those eleven Innings
without passing a man, always shoving
that tantalizing ball of his Just out o(
the reach oT the slugging Sox. He was
master of the situation, even when the
brilliant but erratic Fletcher was but
ting the ball around.
But how about the Red Sox pitchers?
Ray Collins has been found wanting.
Charlie Hall, boa'sted rescue pitcher of
skill, has fallen from his pedestal. Wild
ns a hawk, he proved most dangerous
to his own side. And young Bedlent Is
to frail to stand tho acid test of the big
O'Brien the Choice.
"Buck" O'Brien Is the choice today to
oppose the brilliant Marquard. He 1s
said to be "right," but so was Ray
Collins. If he, too, falls In the pinch,
only Joe Wood will remain of that
pitching staff that was expected to mow
down the Giants. American Leaguers
who have seen O'Brien at his best be
lieve that he will win. If he does,
though. It will leave Btahl with but
two pitchers out of the nve. It may be
enough, but again. It may not. At any
rate, a field of speculation Is opened to
Jack Murray, the red-headed outfield
er of the Qlanta, Is coming to the fore
with every game as the real hitter of
he Qlants. He failed to get even a
foul off the Philadelphia twlrlers last
season, but he Is making amends this
year. Before tho series started Hughey
.runnings predicted that Murray would
shine. Jennings must have had an In
"rrv Hooper and Steve Yerkes. two
of the lightest hitters with the Red Box
are doing most of the hitting In the
ilnches. while the famous Trls Hpeak
er. aside fronv his home run of yes
terday, and the slugging of Larry Gard
ner are yet to be heard from.
Yale Preparing For
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Oct. 9. Tale's
baseball squad has been called to
gether and plans outlined for fall work.
Seventy-five reported, and the football
squad contains twenty-five more who
will become candidates when winter
work Is started.
Ten veterans registered. Winter work
will be begun In January In the new
cage, which. It Is expected, will rev
olutionize training at Yale.
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LACKS CUSS, BUT
Fields Are Large, and Win
ners Hard to
This afternoon's card at Laurel Is not
quite so classy as those of the last few
days, but It brings out big fields and
should make good( racing and afford
plenty of enjoyment for those who think
they can dope out the winners.
The fields are large In each event, and
nothing stands out A bunch of two-year-olds
of moderate class Is carded
for the opening event of the afternoon.
Old Coin, which won a nice race the
first tlmo out at this meeting, should
go well here, and figures as good as
anything. Fatty Grub is In nne form
now, and his recent performances give
him a great chance to get some of the
money here. Fred Levy will be very
dangerous If he comes back to his face
For the maiden two-year-old event
Afterglow should have the call. This
Is a tlne-looklng colt and ran a good
race last Friday, finishing third to Ten
Point and Ambrose. Trlfler was henv.
Ily played In that race, but propped at
the start. If the Ally gets oft well to
day, she may be the one to be reckoned
with, Exton and Battery should be
The third race should be strlctlv he.
tween Kate K Veneta Btrome, and
Thrifty, and they may finish In that
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order. All three of these horses have
shown good form of late, and each is
Kormak figures very good In the
handicap. Ills last race was not so
brilliant, but throw that out and he
dopes the winner. If Bebago Is ever to
do anything, here would seem to be the
spot, and he should be reckoned a
strong contender. Quy Fisher may
come to life and upset everything. The
quotations In the open market may In
dicate something about this one.
Hhcrwood looks to be In a soft spot
In the fifth race. Ben Loyal may be the
dangerous one, although Cherry Seed
will go well. CoL Ashmeade should
come right back and win the last race
with John Reardon and Jacquellna the
Sox and Cubs Fail To
Score in First Game
CHICAaO. Oct. J0.-Wlth Walsh In
form, but one hit being made oft htm In
nine Innings, and but twenty-eight men
facing him during the entire route, the
Sox were unable to win In the first for
the city title, getting a 0 to 0 score
against the Cubs. Lavender, while hit
atfcly six times, kept them scattered,
and allowed no runs.
Both teams meet again today at the
White Box Park In the second game of
the series. Lange will probably oppose
Cheney. With Walsh outot the way,
the Cubs figure on winning at least two
games before he gets a chance at them
Yesterday's game was replete with
good plays, although the Interest was
centered around the pitchers, whose
work was above criticism. Walsh
pitched one of the best games of his
career, while Lavender was In great
Athletics Lead Phillies
In City Championship
PHILADELPHIA, To., Oct. 10.-Con-nle
Mack's Athletics lead the Phillies' In
the city series today by one game, hav
ing defeated Red Dooln's followers 4 to
0 yenterday. Ilouck pitched superb
ball, letting down the National Leaguers
with three hits and earning a clean
Playing errorless ball, the Athletics
backed the youngster up In grand style,
holding the Phillies at all times. The
first run was scored In the third In
ning on Doolan's error. In the last
half of the eighth Inning the Athletics
got tb Chalmers for three runs.
Collins and Baker weno responsible
for the Athletics' victory, as they led
at the bat. each getting two hits. Tha
Athletics' Infield made two clever dou
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Affixes Name to Contract
Before Leaving For
His Home. '
"Daredevil Danny" Moeller. the
Rochester rambler, signed a 1911 con
tract today at Manager Griffith's of
fice. He expressed himself ss perfectly
satisfied with the terms offered and
promised to be on the Job In the spring
In perfect condition.
Moeller will spend a few days In the
Capital before leaving for his home In'
Des Moines, Iowa. Next month he
nlans to go to Klrksvllle, Mo., to visit
an osteopathic hospital where he will
have his patented collapsible shoulder
treated. He believes that he. will In
crease his efficiency st least 100 per
cent. If that shoulder will behave prop
erly. .Moeller will spend at least two months
at Klrksvllle, taking the prescribed
trestment. The doctors think that they
can so enlarge the muscles In his
shoulder as to render It Impossible for
he bono to slip out of place.
' Operation Day.
Today Is operation day for the Climb
ers. "Hank" Shanks and John Henry
expect to be minus their troublesome
tonsils before nightfall. Both lads lmo
suffered much from their tensile all
season and this heroic settlement of the
question comes as the result of a talk
with the "Old Fox."
"Chick" Qandll. who has been called
to his home In Shreveport. La., by tha
unexpected Illness of his wife, will have
his tonsils removed there and expects
to report In the spring In good condi
tion, something lacKinc tnis year.
Danny Moeller 'will very likely have
lita tnnalla tako out before he leaves
the Capital. He has had conatderablo
trouble with them.
Schaefer on Stage.
Herman Schaefer and Nick Alt rock,
the two champion comedians of the dia
mond, are In New York conferring with
theatrical managers concerning their
winter sketch. Both comedians will play
ball SunQay, attracting large crowds to
see their tumbling and tight rope walk
A well-known sketch writer In New
York Is now working on a vehicle which
Is expected to carry these two members
of drift's family through the winter.
They will vlalt all the' majo league
cities and their Innumerable friends are
sure to turn out to see them.
Mlque Martin, the Climbers' expert
trainer, will open a physical culture
school here on October 21. He will have
under his care several Congressmen and
will spend the entire winter In thla city.
Cardinals Take First
Game From Browns
8T. LOUIS, Mo., Oct. 10. Browns and
Cardinals oppose each other today In
the second game for the city title, yes
terday's contest going to the Cardi
nals after ten Innings of play by a 7
to 6 score. Allison lost his game when
he Issued a pass with the bases full yes
terday In the last Inning.
The game abounded In rough work b?
the players. As the games are not un
der the national commission the play
ers are taking all sorts of liberties.
Lee Magee assaulted Umpire O'Brien
when called out In the ninth Inning and
nothing could be done on account of the
fact that the umpires have no power
to fine or remove a player from tho
The Browns outhtt the Cards but
were unable to make their hits count
for runs, poor baserunnlng marking
their work. Wallace and Bhotten each
got three hits as did Evans for the
Columbia Golfers Well
On Way in Qualifier
J. D. Cassells, .of Chey Chase, wss
the leading goiter In the qualifying
round at Columbia Club this morning In
the annual golf tournament. Cassells
turned In a score of 85, which was the
best up to I o'clock. Walter TrayW had
not completed the eighteen holes -necessary
to record a score In the qualifying
But eighteen holes were necessary to
qualify, this being a cut from the thirty-six
as announced, owing to the fact
that the enery list was unusually large.
The results of the matches up to 1
The Engineer footb&H' team at the
Washington Barracks haa organized
for the season and wants gamea with
local elevens. Henry Lounaon Is man
ager, and will be pleased to hear from
managers of District teams at the barracks.
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