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qHE .WASHINGTON TIMES, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1912
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Joe Wood Compared to a Syndicate, Composed of Arm, Wagner and Yerkes
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"Smokey Joe" Composedof
Arm, Wagner, and $r?
' By GEORGE FITCH.
BOSTON, Oct. 12. "How will to
day'! game come oat," repeated Peter
Simmons yesterday afternoon as
Hooper came to bat for Boston In the
first, and the loud cheers from the
40,000 fans Inside drowned the
despairing roars of the lost souls
"Why, New York will win, of
cowse It will win, In the sev
enth, with no men out and four
men on basos. Including two who will
be carrying Chief Meyers around be
cause a bad shoot of Wood's blew
i away his leg. ThoN game will then
b'e called in order to watch the bat
tleships parade up Broadway.
"Ask me something hard. When a
man is foolish enough to go Into the
prophet business he ought to go In
on a big scale and get soma glory
while he Is being shown up."
Just Target Practice.
As he wld alt thla. Hooper singled
and a minute later Meyer threw the
.ball at his future mansion in the skies
while Hooper slid to second. Petey
hook hli head. "Nothing doing today,"
he Bald, mournfully. "This won't be a
same, juat a lltUe target practice at the
grandstand. It is too dark and damp, I
I expect to see thla thing called on account
Jot darkness In the sixth with the score
J eighteen all and McGraw pitching.
"There goes another single. They
wjll need wheelbarrows In the outfield
today to bring the base hits back. It's
always this way after about three high,
speed games. Hello, Fletcher stopped
two slulers in succession. I'm certain
lljr glad be haa arrived in town. Should
have been here Tuesday. We've missed
him a lot
"The Box expired harmless and De.
vore struck out.
-Well, well," said Petey admiringly,
"'this man Wood Is certainly among us
again and he brought his baggage with
him, too, I see. If I was New York
I'd enforoe the smoke ordnance on him.
It's going to be nine goose eggs and a
lot of perfectly good air all batted out
of shape for New York.
"Ouch. Wasn'nt that a sousing single,
though. Blam, another. No, they
forced Doyle. It's going to be a slug
ging game. They'll get him today sure
off first. Bnoddy came back Uke an
Egyptian obelisk in a foot race. Very,
very bad. Did he think that hase line
was a trundle bed? I paid two pounds
of iron dollars to see a baseball game,
not a sleeping beauty.
Looks Like Real Oame.
"Oh, my, but this is a real game,"
shouted Petey in the second as Card
er pulled up after his ponderous three
bagger, "four hits already In rfn inning
and a half. Who would go twenty miles
in a dippy boat to see big gun prac
tice when he can listen to this home
thunder on a Borneo ball that Meyers
could not have reached with a search
warrant Good night" Thla Is going
to be an aviation contest for the alti
tude record between Tesreau and
Meyers. Lend me your glasses, please.
I can just see Tesreau. "There goes
Tesreau. putting himself In a hole
again." he exclaimed in the beginning
of the fourth. "He walks Gardner and
let's Stahi get to first while he's chok
ing off Gardner. He's the greatest little
well digger In the profession. He Isn't
happy unless he's fifty feet below
ground yelling for a buck.
"Watch Stahl no; yes shouting pile."
anvers, no iicaung ana ne neat tne
Chtef'a throw. Say, a steamroller could
steal on the Chief today. Anothor run
in; that's Just like this foot game. Up
comes Cady, who makes a three-ounce
swat to the Infield and scores a run.
"Testerday he started a, horaehlde ex
pedition to Mars with two men on bases
and Devore stretches himself perma
nently out of shape three blocks out In
right and gets It. Wow; wasn't that a
perfectlr good one-handed catch' of
Murray's, though? Why do they ever
ask htm to make base hits? he's a
specialist be la. There wouldn't be a
fly left In the country II they turned
Red loose In the campaign."
Bands for Wagner.
Five Innings passed with the home
plate still unsolved by Giant feet with
no disrespect to their size. Then, while
Hersog waa traveling from first like
an overdue comot making up time,
Wagner picked up Fischer's armor
.piercing swat out of the air with one
hand at top speed and whipped It to
first 'Petey rose several feet and yelled
"Say, I am for Wagner with a 'brass
bapd and a torchlight parade ten miles
long," he cried. "He's a wonder. See
what the Wagner family has done, any
way, since they quit music and got Into
A minute later Tesreau was pitching
again, and Umpire Rlgler refused to ad
mire his balls.
"He's getting mad," whispered Petey,
ss Tesreau waved a hoarse forefinger
at the umpire after the third close de
cision. "Get a big, mek young fellow
like that mad, and you've got a white
rhinoceros. Look at him slzzz. Struck
out Lewis, lie s getting into ints game.
Struck out Stahl. by sausage gravy
that's pitching. Mcdraw ought to hire
a good mean talker to hep Tesreau
that way all the time. That's the
trouble with those mountaineers. They
are too amiable. Just watch him now.
He's up to. Them goes one large sav
age base hit. Ho hasn't done that since
the Fourth of July, Did you see him
lean into It? '
Hears Balls Hiss.
"Oh, this Is going to be a game
now. The lied Sox needn't worry about
scoring. All tltey have to do Is to hold
the Giants down. They'll be lucky If
Tesreau doesn't perforate them. There,
he's struck out Wagner. Three strikes
on Cadyt Say, If Uncle 8am ever runs
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Join Australia and United
States in Supervising
NEW TOTtK. Oct 12 An Interna
tional affiliation of boxing authorities
of England, France, Australia, and the
United States to supervise certain fea
tures of the sport Is favored by tho
English and French authorities, ac
cording to advices received here from
Paul Itosseau. head of the French fed
eration of boxing clubs.
The suggestion originated with Frank
O'Nell. of the New Vorl: State athletic
commission, last April, and waa revived
by O'Nell's recent protest against Billy
Papke, nho went to France after hav
ing refused at the eleventh hour to
meet Frank Mantell here. The French
authorities decided to take no action
against Papke, but the Incident em
phasized the need of an International
affiliation, especially for the supervis
ion of the standing of men, classes,
Itosseau has advised the New York
authorities that the National Sporting
Club of England Is desirous of enter
ing Into such an affiliation, and It Is
suggested that the New York authori
ties endeavor to bring the other box
ing centers of the United States Into
some sort of association to be repre
sentative of the whole country.
reau, and then put him on a raft Hear
those balls hiss?
Forty thousand people stood up and
stretched In the middle of the seventh
with a creaking, groaning roar, and then
after Hersog lied singled, Fletcher sal
ute dthe bulletin board with a thumping
double, and the Giants scored a run.
"Why, hello, people," said .Petey, In
some surprise as a mighty roar went
up. ''I did not know you were here;
glad to notice you. Keep that up.
We'll have a ball game yet. Two to
one." Tesreau fighting mad, Wood
wobbly, and the atmosphere so thick
that the ball looks like a gray cat In a
fog. Come on and make some more
"What's the use of making noise out
of runs. Lots more fun to make runs
out of noise. Oh, of course. It Mcdraw
will try to send Fletcher two bases on
an Infield hit, he's bound to meet Cady
somewhere down the base line. Fine
coaching. But Isn't that Cady boy
nervy, stood right there with the ball
and let Fletcher knock him eight feet
and four directions. I'd love to be a
catcher. Practicing stopping automo
biles by blocking, them off Is a nice
Wood It a Syndicate.
"Looks as If Speaker had spoke his
speech,'! said Petey, aa Trts came up
hltlesa thus far In the eighth. No, by
thunder, that's a fine two-base oration,
but will you notice that Fletcher man
handling those base hits. That's three
he's cut off this Inning. Whoop, there
goes Wagner, running another two
"Say, this man Wood Is a syndicate
composed of one good right arm and
Wagner and Yerkes. He's held the
Giants down to eight hits and they've
held him down from sixteen. Ninth In
ning, second hit for Gardner. Oh, Mister
Knickerbocker, will you please watch
Wood boost his own game by driving In
a run. Hasn't that man any modesty?
. "Now for the shouting last half. His
tory has been a regular parrot this se-
,rles. We're going to say Hello! Her-
finish. There goes Meyers to Stahl. Thu
Chief did not dig out tho hatchet at the
ball today. Well, one's enough to start
things, and what, Fletcher out, too
"I cannot see as I make much of a
prophet," said Petey us he darted for
tie first car with 30,000 other frantlo
citizens of leisure, "But I'm in fast
compuny, any way. Didn't the Giants
say they had Wood all solved and that
ho would have to pitch from a conning
(Copyright, 131:, by the Adams Newspaper
, 1 ,
Joe Wood Proves
The Uncertainties of the Game
Oh, tee, it ii the soft of scrap that fills a fan with (lee and makes the most cold-blooded chap bite pieces from
a tree. One day one team plays better ball, the next day there's a draw; one day the pint are all with Stahl, the
next they're with HcGraw. Now Gotham, fall of vim and pith, foes in the game to kill; now Boston takes an in.
nine with the sword of Bunker Hill. Say, was there ever braver tpprt since men pew thews and tente? Wat ever
there, in camp or court, a ttrngg-le more intense? Bnt yesterday New York had won, the on her trophiet leans, but
Boston ere the te't of sun may vindicate her beans. The seventh son of seventh son may gate in crystal spheres
and with predictions by the ton bombard our cage rears, but no. one knows which team will lose, which will the
other thrash; to if you mean a team to choote, bet chilk instead of cash. Whichever wint, it's splendid ball, as
good as we e'r taw. One day the poilet are for Stahl, the next dag, for HcGraw. WALT MASON;
(Copyrlsht, by Oeorse Matthew Adams, Hit.)
OF GATE MONEY
The Melon They Divide Ex
ceeds That of 1911 by
NEW YORK, Oct. 1!. The world's
series of 112 Is all over so' far as
earning money by the players Is con
cerned. With yesterday game they
ceased to share In the receipts which,
according to national .commission
rule, provide them with wherewithal
only during the first four games. In
the receipts of these games they par
ticipate to the extent of 0 per cent
after the deduction of the commis
sion's 10 per cent.
The playe s' total share this year
Is $H7,B72.:S, as compared with
tl!7,tl0.61 Inst year, which was tho
high water mark up to that time. The
total amount going to the players of
the victorious club when the series
shall have been decided la tS8.S43.3T
and the players of the losing team
will split up 3(9,02841, This Is con
trasted with a winning players'
amount of 176,746.37 and a losers'
total of 161,1(1,21 last year, when
the Athletics got the long end and
tho Giants the short end.
Th share of each of tho twenty
three eligible players of the Giants
In case they win the series will be
$3,849.71. If the Bed Sox win, each
of the twenty-two eligible players
will get $4,024,89. If the Giants lose
each member of the team will take
down I2.S86.47. while' defeat would
cut the Bed Sox players' shares to
32,837.63 oplece. Last vear the vic
torious twenty-one Athletics received
$3, 054. 59 and the vanquished Giants,
twonty-one of them, got 32,136.39.
The meney taken In at the remaln
Inir gatres of the series will lie
divided between the national com
mission and the contending clubs, tha
commission taking 10 per cent and
the clubs splitting the remainder.
Cubs and SoxJEven
At End of Twelfth
CHICAGO, Oct. 12. A winner Is yet
to be found between the White Sox and1
Cubs In their struggle for the city
championship, and today Doc White or
Frank I.ange will oppose Ed neulbach
and try to have a decision returned.
With the score 3 to 1 against them the
White Sox came with a rush In the
ninth Inning yesterday, tied the score
and held It even till darkness postponed
the battle ut the end of the twelfth In
ning. Borton walked, scoring on Ernie
jonnson s inpie, una lea ,asieriy
shoved him across with a double. Walsh
finished for the Sox, nnd, while hit.
now and then, kept the Cubs from
a Bear. While Hunter Tesreau Isn't
World's Series Wisps.
NEW YOniC. Oct 12,-Ty Cobb, the
champion batsmsn of the American
League, had a seat back of the plate
yesterday, and called plays before they
were made with amaxlng accuracy.
Half a dozen times Tyrus called the
exact play to be made by the Bed 8ox,
and unr.oi.nced ti.v sort of ball which
Wood was about to pitch when Joe Was
winding up for his delivery. Also, Cobb
won a pool made up by the newspaper
men. He 'picked the score, Boston 3,
New York 1. -while coming In on the
train from Boston Friday morning.
Matty may or may not bo -ut th.
head of his career aa a great pitcher.'
but the ovation which he rucotvdj from
the 'tans'' when ' - wnlk.-d ucri't tne
field yesterday must have gladdened his
heart. Beldom has any pitcher recelVfd
a more generous reception than the
grand old veteran of the pltohtrs' box,
whose failure to win In Boston was not
There Is no definite way of finding nut
just when the "fans" began to ariive
at the Polo Grounds yesterday, but as
early aa 9 o'clock there w:ro several
hundred In line. Although the pirk
opened early, there was a line which
stretched from the main entrJnce down
Eighth avenue to 155th street, west on
that street to Bradhurst avenue, and
halfway down to 154th street an hour
before the game began,
Cy Rlgir lias no frnnds airnr,g the
photographtrs. Just bif'.te tie frunvj
Began Blgler chafed thm alt eft the
field and ref'nd to ..n Itt Un ill r.n
the steps or entrances lo tha stands.
nark and low.Hmr, It wm a perfect
day for Joe Wood'i fast ball, nnd 'e
made the most of It. The Giants could
scarcely see the hall as It 'UUstlcd up
to the plate. McGraw ordered them
to "choke" their bats and hook quick
ly, but all the advice 'n no wi'j.id
couldn't beat Wood In the pinches,
Cndy, the big catcher of the Bed Srx.
,was the Indirect cause of a fine little
row lu which several special "cops" and
a body of "fans" mingled, tha latter
winning the popular verdict by a shade.
Cady dropped two fouls Into the stands,
which the crowd eagerly caught and
held, while tho specials with equal vigor
tried to get them back. The result was,
aa usual, the "fans" kept the balls.
When XTerkle fanned out In the eighth
Inning, with two out and two on bases,
some one suggested that Fred sing
"They Always. Always Pick on Me' It
was the second consecutive time that
Fred had fallen a victim.
One pest In the grandstand who boast
ed the fact that he was from Boston,
made life miserable for those around
him with a nolse-maklng contrivance
which resembled a frjlng pan with an
egg beating attachment, and which
when turned briskly made an unearthly
racket. Fortunately, he waa suppress
ed by the special policeman.
The "fans" are wondering which pitch
er will be the first to Join the "Baker
Club" by allowing a home run. Cady
., Mitiv a scare In Boston on Thurs
day, while Larry Gardner made a bold
bid on Tesreau yesterday.
Wnreni fnAv't left hand wss badly
swollen after the game from patching
Wood's fast ones all day. When Joe
struck out Murray In the fourth inning
for the third out Cody took his mitt on
and rubbed his hand In the mud to re
lieve tho sting.
Walter Johnson, who with Joe Wood,
hhlda the record for consecutive vic
tories In the American League, sat In
the press box nnd watched Wood work.
In the ninth Inning, when Herzog.
Me era, and Fletcher died on pop files,
COLUMBIA CLUB TO
OPEN ITS TENNIS
First Match Is Scheduled to
Start at 1 o'Clock.
Having been delayed on account ot
bad weathrr conditions during the lat
ter parf of September, at which time
It was originally scheduled, the first an
nual Invitation tennis tourney of tho
Columbia Country Club gets Its Inaugu
Urat match Is scheduled for 1 o'clock.
Entries lr. the doubles, which are al
ready numerous, will bo held open until
iuonaay, dt wnicn lime mat cur a is
expected to be well tilled. Pairings for
the singles are as follows:
Preliminary round Oavu vs. tllll.i. .7.
uaira vs. itoiizmun, spencer uordon vs.
uugn MCJtenzie, Biater s. Jleaton,
Lerch vs. F. L. Davis. W. T. Ballan
t: ne. vs. J 1. B. Davidson. II. L. Manes.
vs. Maury Dove, E. O. Leech vs. L. A.
Fisher, E. C. Graves vs. Morris McLean,
aim .. w, jcKin vs. it. i; anenaan.
First round John Button vs. DSMley
Morgan. John Graves vs. R. F. fJIrk-
ford. Tom Heath vs. A. M. Chesley, A.
T. Iluan vs. John Davidson, II. K.
Doyle vs. II. o. Towles, L. P. Mc
Lachlln vs. the winner of the Gore
Hills match, D. Hlllyer vs. Bonsavllle,
Herbert Shannon vs. F. J. Bates. M.
Turnbull vs. J. H. Purmtee, A. Y.
Leech, Jr., Sam llerrlck, E. P. GroB
venor vs. Lee McClung, and W. D.
L.indy vs. the winner of the Deakln
he turned and raid: "The boys have a
little troublo with Joey's fast ones," and
then remembering his 38 a word con
tract he lapsed Into silence.
Billy Evans waa well prepared for his
long vigil on the left field foul line.
The popular arbiter was muffled In a
great blue sweater, which In the low
humidity must have been uncom
fortable. Th. .nfll.1. B.Pn.n ..,.. 1.1.
which carried part of the crowd to
the game required the attention of a
special corps of traffic policemen from
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... MLiiuDu iiurutwuru on uage
combe avenue for rrfore than three
uiwwte, wiiuu Di, JIIUIipiUH piOCQ, bt.
Nicholas avenuv, and 155th strtctt
were flllod With them.
All through the last Innings of tha
game yesterday a large and apoplec
tic "fan" blew frantically on a police
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.........w s. ntBL .,. amy uuuurmeu
Kuards looked apprehensively toward
lapsed Into their accustomed stolid
ity. Between blasts and gasps for
breath the owner of the whistle ex
plained that he was calling for help
to remove that Wood person to parts
The "fret Inning stretch" was an
Innkwtitlon yesterday. Just before
"Play bull!" came the faithful in right
ffeld and the bleacher stunds rose In
one lung, lingering stretch, partly In
bring luck to the Giants, but mostly
to ease their bodies, cramped by long
hours of sitting In )h none too com
4 A HMITCT t
"Every Knock Is a Boost."
lied Sox have edge.
TheRed Sox now havw the edge on the
Giants for the final triumph In the
struggle for the world's title. McGraw
must send back Matty, not sufficiently
rested; Marguard, with even less rest;
or some second string twlrler. Sunday
will help both teams, but Sunday Is to
morrow. Travis should win.
To have Walter Travis compete in
the Columbia tourney Is more or less
of an exhibition. This sterling veteran
Is by far too skilled for the other en
tries. However, his presence will do
the game good In this vicinity, attract
ing more attention to It.
Sox vs. Cuba
Two days have seen the White Sox
and the Cubs mix in bruising battle.
Two days have seen the contest end
with neither contestant having an ad
vantage". On the other days snow and
rain and hall have prevented their
meeting. Perhaps, before another aum.
mer comes around, the Chicago city title
may have been decided.
Georgetown'a first real gridiron test
of the season comes today. In the
husky eleven from Washington and
Lee the Hllltoppers should find a
wprthy foe, and, while I mav be mis
token. I do not look for a large score
for cither team. The visitors should
hold the battle even with the Blue and
Grn In this most unseasonable weather.
Get fat prize.
VIcTbry for the Red Box In this world's
title clash means 34,024.70 for each of
Stahl's performers. Of course, It sounds
u.ii in non nil season as "nhlte slaves"
I at the beck and call of the "murder
'. mis gluttonous magnates," but it s hard
to make the man on the curbing be
lieve that the ball player hasn't a pretty
soft thing ot It.
Before returning to his farm In Kan
sas, Walter Johnson, the Climbers'
great pitcher, means to pick up a little
loose change with which to buy maga
zines during the bad weather. He Is
writing his Impressions of the series
and tomorrow will twirl In an exhibition
game In Hoboken. Thus does the great
Walter ape ttfe busy little bee.
Some football today.
The football season Is becoming more
Interesting each week. Today Yalo
meets Lafayette, Princeton battles V.
P. I., Harvard tackles the sturdy lads
from Williams, Dartmouth clashes wltn
Vermont, Swarthmore Tests Pennsyl
vania's strength, and Carlisle endeavors
to avenge last season's defeat at tho
hand of Syracuse. Yes, boys, thla ,1s
some football day
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IN WORLD'S SERIES
Rossman, Rohe, and OrdU
nary Men Have Always
In well-nigh every series for tha
worlds diamond title, some hero of a
season haa falen by the wayside. Some
times he was looked upon as Invincible v
only to be passed by some other whose
light 84 been bidden beneath a, bushel.
Even so Is It with this year's series
and just now the entire baseball world
Is buzzing ,of "Buck" Hereon "Red"
Murray, Heinle Wagner and Stevo
What has become of Trls Speaker and
"Chief Meyers at tho batT The Red
Box beauty Is suffering from a' lame
ankle, handicapping him considerably,
but the Mission Indian from California
has' no handicap. He haa failed to make
good under the great' glare, that's all.
In previous contests tor' the supreme
honor, other great heroes have failed
to accomplish as much as fellow play
era regarded aa less dangerous, Every,
fan recalls how Cobb waa put in the
shade by big Rossman and the chubby
Sam Crawford. Rohe made all Chicago
forget the other players In 1908 by tho
nt of his clouting.
Baker, the Bingler.
Last year Frank Baker made his
name and fame In the. final series with
the long drives to the' barrier that de
cided the title. He had done nothing
particularly startling during the season.
but when H came to the needed' drive
In the big battle, he was Johnny-on-the-spot
For tho Giants this year, "Red" Mur
ray, who couldn't foul orf a ball last
year, Is stinging the ball on the nose
Just when suchutlngs count the most
for the Giants. "Buck" Herzog Is
keeping him company at the bat and
doln startling things In the field.
Before the series opened all New York
expected Larry Doyle and "Chief
Meyers to lead the Giants with the
willow. Neither has awakened tho
echoes with his skill bo far.
Outfield Falls Down.
All year long we have heard that the
Red Sox outfield would so far outclass
that of the Giants as to make It Well
nigh Impossible for the Giants to drive
a hit safe anywhere In the garden. Tha
grim fact Is that the Boston trio has
failed to outshine their opponents, alnd
Duffv Lewis' vaunted skill has frittered
way under the acid test. He looks to
be the weakest of the six gardners.
The Red Sox Infield, hooted and
laughed at all year, has done better
than the outfield. Wagner has always
been considered a fancy shortstop. He
Is exceeding his press notices. Steve
Yerkes, the weak link In the chain, is
keeping step with his captain, making
sensational stops In the field and hit
ting like a demon in the pinches.
Larry Doyle was expected to be a
man-killer, with the bat and a slzzler
In the Held: Fred Merkle's heavy hit
ting was expected to break up many a
game. Both these players have had to
yield the palm to others. Herzog Is
outplaying his captain In every way,
while even the hooted Josh Devore gets
brackets for startling fielding plays.
The beting odds are rightly on the
Red Box now. Nelthor team is playing
up to form, but the Giants' weakness
In the box may cause their downfall.
Marquard and Mathewson are their
only dependable pitchers. Today Matty
has had but two days' rest, not enough
for the old war horse. He needs
longer relief than that to be at his best,
and he went eleven full Innings the
last time out,
Arrested add Fined
NEW YORK. Oct. 12. A dozen men,
charged with ticket speculation, arrest
ed outside the Polo O rounds yesterday
were fined 319 apiece In police court.
The operations of the men were ap
parently of a limited nature, as most of
the arrests were mado comparatively
early In the day and none of the pris
oners were found to have more than a
holt dozen tickets.
The large number of seats 30,003 In all
available at the gates had left the
speculators little opportunity to ply a
Rain in St. Louis.
8T. LOUIS, Oct. ll.-The Interleague
game between the St. Louis Browns and
Cardinals scheduled for yesterday waa
posiponeu on accouni oi rain.
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first; quantity sec
ond. A simple, in
Cigarettes to meet
Jboth these require
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