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THE WASftttf&TOft tflte, MONDAY, OCTOBETv 11-, 1912.
National Commission May Bar Players From Writing Impressions of Others
FORBID PLAYERS TO
Jtyloguls Stirred by Caustic
Criticisms Handed Some
MAY TAKE EASY COIN
FROM DIAMOND STARS
Sporting Weekly Discusses Whole
Matter in Its Edi
I" V tonal.
Action I expected to be taken by the
National Commission following 'the
world's series by which hereafter play
ers encaged In the battle for the su
preme prize will be barred from sell
ing their signatures to newspapers. In
deed, It Is possible that all players un
der contract wilt be forbidden to give
their Impressions of these Karnes for
large chunks of coin.
In the present world's series "Chief"
Meyers was severely criticised by
"Muggsy" McCJraw In a Now York
morning paper for failure to catch a
foul ball up against the screen. The
big backstop was considerably more
.peeved at seeing his managers criti
cism than he would have been had It
come from a professional baseball
Fletcher's erratic fielding has come In
for Its censures, too, and this has not
made him feel any kindlier toward the
writers, all teammates of his. Larry
Doyle and Fred Merklo have "fallen
down with tho bat so much as to cost
the Giants the championship," according
to one member of the Giants who sees
his name In the paper every day over
a column of comment.
Here's An Editorial.
The whole question Is discussed In
tho latest number of Sporting Life in
an editorial by Francis C. IMchtcr, who
has written baseball for twenty.flve
;ears. He says:
"The practice of dally newspapers cm
ploying major league managers nnd
players In active service to 'write' for
publication their views and reviews of
the wrold's series games, which was an
undesirable Innovation two years, has
Krown to be a menace, nuisance and
ubuse. It Is a menace because It has
gone to tho length of employing par
ticipants In the world's series to 'write'
running stories of the game for the
day, thus distracting their minds from
the moro serious work upon the dia
mond, and entailing more or less odious
comparison and criticism with resultant
personal friction to the point of lasting
"The immediate and future effect of
this upon the teams an! plasers Is ho
obvious as to require no further eluci
dation: and the Impropriety of this
wort; for comparatively small additional
gain to the sufficiently large financial
reward of the world's scries Is so
marked that the national commission
Hhould suppress the practice so far oh
participants In tho world's series arc
concerned. This flood of expert opin
ion upon a purely speculative matter
has also become a nuisance, becauso It
wastes space and Imposes a tax upon
tho reading public without any other
effect than to stimulate partisanship
and to confuse or mislead the public
mind. Finally, It Is a deliberate fiaud
tinon th public, as not more than one
player In ten of tho host engaged to
w rite a story can frame oven a sentence,
or write anything more than hla sig
nature to a contract or Indite private
All New York Is laughing at Hughey
Fullerton, tho analytical expert, who
doped tho outcome of the world's scries
Tor a New York paper, made certain
caustic comments upon tho members
of the Giants, and has been eating his
words ever since In the same paper.
The expert, tn his prc-seiies stuff, said
that Herzog was a minor leaguer com
pared with Larry Gardner.
Herzog has been the shining light of
the Giants' outtlt, has a perfect Add
ing percentage, leads both teams at
the bat with an average of .444, and Is
credited with rnont of the brilliancy In
the New York Infield. On the other
hand. Larry Gardner has failed to do
anything wonderful, ilenco all New
York Is grinning.
Mordecal Brown, the veteran llirec
flngered pitcher of the Chicago Cubs,
has been released lo Louisville, In the
.American Association. Brown Injuird
his knee severely last spring and
proved of little use to the Cubs there
after. Indeed. It is doubtful If ho will
ever 'regain his old skill on the mound.
Johnny Kllng, once king of catchers.
Is seeking the management of an
American Association team, probably
Milwaukee or St. Paul, provided he
ran get his rclcuso from the Boston
"Gabby" Street Takes
Back Step to Minors
Charlie 8trcct, one of the veteran
backstops of baseball, released last
year by Manager Orlfflth to the Now
York Highlanders and by them sent to
Providence In tTie International League,
has taken another step backward, being
sold outright to Norman Elberfcld's
Chattanooga club, of tho Southern
League. He will report to Klberfeld In
For four years Street was a battery
mate of Waiter Johnson and was known
to every fan tn'the country as one of
the smoothest catchers In the game.
During his first year here. In 1908, Street
caught a ball tossed from tho Wash
ington Monument and Immediately be
came known as the "Monument Baby."
Among plajers generally ho is known
as "Gabby," from his loquaciousness.
Last season ho began to show signs
of stoning up and Bcveral of the Na
tionals' pitchers experienced trouble
n lth him on this account. Ills once
famous pegging wing wus leaxlng him.
During tho winter Manager Griffith
traded him to New York for Juck
Knight and Alva Williams. The vet
eran backstop delighted to land In the
metropolis, but he failed to hold up his
end and In mtdscason was sent to Providence.
PITTSBURGH. Pa., Oct. H.-Vlncent
Campbell, the outfielder of tho Boston
Nationals, has played his last game of
professional baseball. An announce
ment Is made here that ho Is to be
married to Miss Kathorlnu Mimhall.
daughter of Mrs. A. M. Munhall, When
a reporter called ut tho Munhail home
lit South Linden avenue today Mrs.
Mudhall raid: "Vcs, thry are to bo
mairlrd, but we have not decided Just
yet when the wedding will take plate."
Stuck in His Thumb, and Pulled Out Three Plums. Saying. "My, What a Great Big Boy Am I"
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FIRST DOPE GAVE
BOSTON THE CLASS
By GRANTLAND RICE.
mi: n.vr vmtsus Tin: pin.
(The two teami wilt clUMe at (0 anJ W
per cent II47.C60 in average of 11.000 to cacJi
winning player for a week'i work. News
Goldsmith got "ten bones," tke say.
For writing the "Deserted Vlllagei"
Doc Homer had to beg; bis way
When there was no free lunch to pll-
Burns was very seldom feeder.
Who only dlnrd well nonr and then.
There' nothing- to it, gentle reader,
The bat la mightier than the pen.
Not all of Byron's stock nan part
Old Dante crabbed, and he had rea
ons lie net er owned a touring car.
Although he led the league for sea
sons! Shelley mi broke, and Keats, the
Of finished Terse often borrowed
There's nothing- to It, senile reader.
The bat Is mightier than the pen.
All of ns know Shakespeare's erse,
How fast he was how keen and
Yet I mill bet the largest purse
That William's split was shy eight-
Why, when I, though a dally breeder
Of high-brow dope, often beg a yen
Take It from me bellete me reader.
The bat Is mightier than the pen.
NEW YORK. Oct. 11. A scries of
fluttering duck-flts at the start abnor
mal breaks, by both leums a general
helter-skelter with both clubs In the
air, and then "lth both settled to
normal, cvery-day speed, Boston had
th class, as the earlv dODO allowed, an J
Jumped to the front.
wmen is cxactiv mo answer, ucmai
Header, to tho highly delicate fashion In
which the Cllants now find themselves
after a week's play for the champion
ship of Uio world.
They had their chance In the first
three games with the lied Sox reeling,
to jump far and away beyond all dan
ger. But while the lied Box were tot
tering and playing lop-sided ball In cer
tain spots, tho Qlants cracked with
even a louder crash, befuddled and
muddled their opportunities and today
are upon the thin rim of another world
For unless Rube Marquard can stop
Joe Wood this afternoon, good-nlght
likewise bum voyage and au reservoir.
By tho time Manhattan's entry had
settled back of first class pitching,
Boston's ontry had settled, likewise,
and Boston's entry carried enough
class to scramble to within ensy
picking distance of tho plum. Whein
the break Is even the class will tell,
and lloston in the tight spots lifts cut
In with the class. Hence the present
standing of tho clubs.
What may take place today or later
on rests entirely with the boxed details,
subject to a later edition.
Wo can onlv toy with what has hap
pened and build upon this any prophe
cies for tho future which now Is likely
to bo brief a short future but a merry
ono, nH you might bay.
Bcforo tho first battle last Tuesday,
tho early dope showed Boston leading
on form. Wo rather expected Boston
to win, despite tho uncertainty of any
short serlcB, and 70 per cent of those
trailing tho game thought likewise.
Then Came the Shift.
Then camo tho shift when we flguied
Now Yoik with a luscious chanco to
upset the dope. The Bed Box, save In
defensive play, was clearly below ex
pected form. Neither Wood nor Collins,
her two mainstays through the year,
looked to be as Impressive as the wcro
tipped to be. The deadly surencss of
the Ifd Sox In almost every depart
ment, which featured their play through
the American League fight, was evi
dently out of gear.
And as Med raw had thiee line pitch
ers In tip top shape, the Polo outlook
arsumed a highly Vermillion hue fringed
with timings of gold.
But of such Is the well-known dope
composed. With tho Red Sox nervous
and below par. In many naji, the ex
perience which the Giants had druwn by
lighting through a world's series failed
to show any results.
In place of starting steady, and at
normal speed, tho New York club played
far below last October's form, and either
dropped, kicked, or fumbled ever
chance away and fell behind where
they should have rushed Into the lead
and foiced Boston to a last, desperate
Neither Infield nor outfield, beyond
Herzog, Murray, nnd Devore, played
ftandard form and tho good pitching
which Tesreau and Mathewson fur
nished went to seed.
A break of this sort Is no alibi In
any form. There's no bad luck In bad
ball placing. It Isn't tough to lose
when tho other team plays better ball,
as tho Red Sox have dono beyond the
pitching, where the Glunt trio have at
the worst held their own.
Boston's Inlleld as a quartet has
Clayed wonderful ball at every stage
otter ball than the Macklan quartet
.of 1911, ami better ball than tho Giant
Infield has shown through any stretch
Beyond Herzog, who has played like
a master of the game, tho Giant In
lleld play has been streaky, brilliant
and wretched by turns, where bad
breaks have let In at least seven runs
and lost two cosy chances to win.
The Round-up Again.
Massing the general statistics and the
dope Into a more compact cluster, tho
scries hon displayed tho following angles
of Interest this far along:
New York has shown the edge In
pitching and the shnde In batting. But
in neither cast wus the edge overly
Boston has shown far better form In
general infield plav, with more consist
ency In her outfield work, although Jack
Murray has held his own with any of
the Red Sox array.
And by the big margin of this defen
slo play Boston Is now In front by
three games to one. For all five battles
liavo been close enough to give tho best
fielding a better chanco to win.
A rlcketv defense always means dis
aster in any tight conflict where the
verdict sways In the balance. Beyond
the pitching nnd the work of Herzog,
Murray, and Devore. the next Giant
In order Is Harry McCormlck, who with
three chances to drive home runs has
come though without a break. Any
athlete who ran hit .667 In world scries
pinches, where the strain Is heavily
hanked, must be a fairly handy guy
with the war club and In possession of
a fairly stout heart.
"Every Knock Is a Boost."
Fogel's end near.
ST. LOUIS CHAMPIONSHIP.
W. I P.O.
St. Louis (Nationals) 2 1 .TO
St. Louis (Americans) 1 2 .HI
Yesterday's results Browns, 2; Cardi
W. L. T. P.O.
Chicago (Nationals).,.. 2 0 2 1.000
Chicago (American),.,, u i z ,wu
Yesterday's results Cubs, 4; Whlto
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Horace Fogel's career as a National
League magnate Is approaching Its end,
if what tho powers that be In the older
league mean what they say. They feel
that Fogel has thrown nough mud at
the organization and that he must nOw
prove his charges or stand for his base,
ball execution. Baseball generally will
be much better off without his name on
Down goes "Gabby."
The downfall of "Gabby'' Stiet came
In one short season. From a major
leaguer to a member of a Class A out
fit Is his story. Ho yearned to get awa7
from a "tallender," as he called Wash
ington, and had the chagrin to fall even
lower. In his day he was a reliable
backstop, but In one season he fell by
All over the country the praises of
Clark Griffith and h'.s Climbers of 1912
aro still ringing and It Is certain that
the experts everywhere will give them
more consideration next spring when
they gather at Charlottesville. The
Climbers of 1112 have done something,
that's all. Next year they hope to do
There Is no donlal of the tact that the
outlook at Virginia la far from encour
aging. Coaches and students alike arc
wondering what Is tho matter with the
team. Hampden-Sldney played a belter
game Saturday than was expected, and
the Charlottesville team goes In against
South Carolina today with a disgusted
lot of players and coaches, hoping for
tho best, but not overconfident,
According to reports Bluethenthal,
Princeton's famous center, Is tho whole
works In tho line and the only good de
fence on the eleven. The Tiger coaches
have paid a deal of attention to tho
offense this year and are relying upon
their fast backfleld to carry them
through. It Is barely possible that a
lesson will be learned from Penn, which
was beaten bv Kwarthmnr in tvt nt
play Penn and Princeton arc somewhat
similar, uoui naving wonaeriui back
fields with mediocre lines.
M'GRAW FAILED TO
SHOW INSIDE BALL
By WALTER JOHNSON.
NEW YORK. Ott. 14 With the
series standing three and one In favor
of the Red Sox, tho Giants will have to
take u decided brace In every depart
ment of the game If they entertain the
slightest hopes of annexing the cham
It was thought before the serlea that
McGraw would spring so much Inside,
baseball that the Red Sox players
would be all at sea. The fans have
been on the lookout, and Manager Jake
Stahl has watched McUra.v like a hawk
In every game, but tho New York man
ager has plaed nothing hut ntrulght
Giants Conservative on Bases.
It Is believed that the Giants would
run wild on the bases, but ocn with Joe
Wood, who gives a bsse runner a long
lead off first. In the box. they failed
to do any wonderful baso stealing.
During the National League season,
with a one-run lead, the Giants ran and
ran wildly. With a two-run lead In
the first game of the series at the Polo
Grounds they did not attempt anything
Had the "Little Geneial" resorted to
sacrificing with nono out, when there
was a runner on first, the Giants in all
probability would now be occupying the
leading position In the race for the
championship of the world. In New
York, with a man on first and sec
ond, McGraw allowed Doyle to hit it
out, and Larry popped up an Infield
fly. The first game In New York could
have been tied up In the ninth Inning
had McGraw signaled Fletcher to
squeeze Herzog In, but again he flashed
the straight hit signal.
Probably the greatest mistake of the
series made by McGraw was his failure
to send a left-handed hitter In for
Fletcher last Tuesday, when the Giants
were one run behind, and had men on
second and third. Fletcher had struck
out twice, and his third trip to tho but
resulted In Meyers bclns forced ut sec
ond. Becker should have, been sent in
for Fletcher, for Beats Is a good fast
Would Pitch Bedient Again.
It must be admitted that the Giants
are not playing their best article of
ball. They BCem to bo In a slump. Such
men as Larry Doyle, Fred Mcrkle, and
Chief Meyers have dono practically
nothing In this series. Had theso men
rome through as they should have. It
would bo a different story. Tho failure
of the Giants' star hitters is due In the
mdst part to the clever twirling of
Wood and Hugh Bedient, but the slump
on the defense Is from overanxlety.
If the Giants win today's game. Hugh
Bedient would be my choice for tho
next game. Bedient has won his only
battle against tho Giants, and this has
given him great confidence In his own
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Si-A FOOD AND GAME.
ability. Bedient s fast ball, preceded by
a prv ttlnn- wind. un. ta wHut m,t th
nianti off their stride and turned them '
backed with only inree hits, so anxious
weic th Giants to slug themselves Into
fame and vaudeville contracts that they
went after almost every ball Bedient
cut loose, and as this youngster Is a
heady twlrler and puts but few balls
over the rubber they hit bad balls.
The coming battle will. If the weather
conditions are right, be between Rube
uard and Ray Collins. If the day
Ik narm Collins will be selected to go
to the hilltop for the Red Sox, but a
'old day will find "Buck" O'Brien on
the mound whetr Umpire Bill Klem
calls. "Play ball." Left-handers are
" ffertve on the Polo Grounds, and
with Collins and Marquard working the
gumo should prove to be a very light
Upheld by Lynch
NEW YORK, Oct. 14.-Plttsburgh's
protest against Chicago's victory In the
game of October Z was upheld by Presi
dent Lynch, of the National League. In
n decision made public today and the
game was thrown out of tho record,
thus changing slightly the league's
The protest was based on the fact
that Catcher Cotter, of Chicago, was
batting out of his turn when he hit a
single which won the game in the tenth
President Lynch gave out tonight the
official standing of the league as fol
lows: Clubs. Won. Lost Pet.
Now York 103 4? .t32
Pittsburgh 93 M .611
Chicago 9L .V) .607
Cincinnati 73 78 .490
Philadelphia 73 T'l ,4Sft
Ht Louis 63 f) .41;
Brooklyn M 95 .379
Boston Z2 101 .310
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