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THE WASHINGTON TIMES. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1912.
Eight Games Already Booked for Climbers Chick Gandil Says Health Has Improved
When Baseball Becomes a World-Wide Sport, We'll See Antics of a Funny Sort
HAS EIGHT GAMES
Georgetown's Varsity Nine
L, .Will Open Exhibition
II Season Here.
President of Cambridge A.
C. Condemns British
BOOKED FOR SPRING
NEW YORK GIANTS TO
MEET THE CLIMBERS
Chick Gandil Writes That His
Health Has Improved
Manner Griffith has already booked
Ight exhibition fames (or his youthful
Vonders next spring and Is busy filling
IB the vacant days. He will play ex
hibition games hero for two weeks be
fore the opening of the season on
Georgetown has tho opening date,
March 27, the Climbers returning from
Charlottesville the day before. On
March M and 29 tho Philadelphia Na
tionals will be seen here. The next five
dates are as yet unfilled, but on April
and t George Stalllngs' Boston Braves
wtll be seen on tho Florida avenue dia
mond. The Climbers will Jump over to Bal
timore on April 6. Sunday, and play
Jack Dunn's Orioles on the Back River
Park field. The next two days will see
Johnny HcGraw's New York Giants
nere. no club has yet signed to play
the Climbers on the day before the
regular campaign opens.
Manager Griffith expects to play Cath
olic University during the two weeks'
reparation, but has yet to hear from
Gandil a Hunter.
Chick' Gandil, the crack first baseman
of the Climbers, has written a lengthy
letter to his manager, saying that his
health has much improved with his ro
turn home to Shreveport, La. Gandil
has been hunting most of the tlmo since
he underwent the operation upon his
tonsils and says that he ithould be much
heavier and stronger next spring than
he was last year.
Strange as It may seem, few baseball
men believe tho Red Sox will repeat
next year and crab off their second suc
cessive gonfalon. There are too many
weak places In the make-up of the
Take the twirling staff, for Instance.
Allowing that Joe Wood Is n wonderful
pitcher. It Is pointed out that he will
hardly repeat his great work of the
past season when he won thirty-four
games and lost only five. Wood was
the principal strength of the Red Box
In the box last year.
Hugh Bedlent won two-thirds of his
thirty games In 1112. He Is expected to
do pretty near as well next season. Rav
Collins Is an ln-and-outer. while Buck
O'Brien Is even worse In this respect.
Weaknesses are looked for In the Red
Box twirling staff next season that will
Just about drop the club down Into
third, or even fourth place.
Stahl About Done.
Jake Btahl is about done on the dia
mond. He played good ball last year,
but his legs developed weaknesses that
kept him on the bench toward the end
of the campaign. Heine Wagner, great
? layer that he Is, Is another veteran,
erkes and Oardner should be as good
as ever, the both of them better for
The outfield Is magnificent and can't
be Improved, unless brains bo rurmanea
the far-throwing Duffy Lewis. Qlve
that young man brains and a bit of
sneea on me sscks nnn no n give n
Cobb a wonderful tussle. Then, too,
there's little Olaf. the boy whoso Dingle
In tho last world's series battle nut the
6 en In pennant. Don t overiooK mm,
It's somn substitute to have around.
Bill Carrtgun Is another veteran ap-
Broachlng his quietus In the big show.
e will visit Hot Springs early In Feb
ruary In the hope of being In shape to
tart the coming campaign. Of course,
Cadv Is comma along pretty well and
Leslie Nunamaker Is no slouch. Thomas
Is too slow for fast company. But to
the brains of Bill Carrlgan may the
Hub fans credit their pennant. With
him out of the game, the Red Sox
pitchers will havo their troubles, and
they are none too good right now. Ho
was in eignty-scvcn games last year,
doing a man's work In all of them.
Take him out of half of them and see
what happens to the champions.
All Have Weaknesses.
Every club In the league has a vital
weakness. The Mackmen need good
pitchers. If Coombs, Plank, and Bender
can produce the goods, perhaps a fair
staff may be elvolved from the Young
sters. Houck pitched good ball last
year, while Carroll Brown looked like
a comer. But that pitching staff look
like the neak place In Philadelphia.
Here In Washington we need a good
second baseman, one who can field and
hit. If It were possible to combine the
qualities of Hay Morgan and Frank
Lnporte, we'd have Just the man for
the place. A hard-hitting outfielder
will do mucn for the team, too. In Its
struggle toward first place.
Callahan needs at least two pitchers
and a couple of outfielders before his
White Sox will be dangerous. Collins
Is fair In the garden. Mattlck Is prom
ising, but there Is nobody In sight for
left field. Walsh, Langc, Bens, and
either Hcott or Clcottu make a good
nucleus, but the fringe Is needed.
Tigers Need Everything.
Before the Detroit Tigers can enter
the race, they need a thorough shaking
up. Crawford Is slowing terribly. Un
less Onlnor returns, no first basemsn
Is In sight. A third baseman Is wanted,
too, and a left fielder. Tho pitching
staff Is passe, Dtihuo being tho ono
food man In It. Stanage Is the only
sckstop with the team. Hughey Jen
nings, or whoever leads the Tigers next
year, will have his fumbles.
The Naplamlers need "pep" more than
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Ovtr SO Years' Practice Trestlsa
stumarh and Nervous Diseases.
Indigestion, Loss of Appetite. Con
stipation, Dlulness, Bad Taste, Full
sin after Eating, wakefulness. Loss
at Flesh. Heart Trouble, Palpitation,
Kidney and Bladder Trouble, stric
ture, Sallow Complexion, Plmplea
Blood and Skin Diseases, Los of Vi
tality, and Special and Private All
Bimts of Both Bests cured promntlf
Consultation free, medicines far
klshid. chargss low. Hours, to I
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anything else. With more life and fight
in tnat team or last year, Detter tnmgs
would have happened in Cleveland.
Then, too, one more steady pitcher, a
live oacxsiop wno isiri always caning
for "nltch-outs and a little more snap
on the bases would put Joe Birmingham
among the ten happiest folks In tho
Bt. Louis needs a nrst nascman,
catchers, and one or two outfielders In
order to hold Its own when the going
New York needs only luck to make Its
collection of real sluggers one or tho
most dangerous clubs In the league.
Arthur Irwin Is Made
Yanks' Business Manager
sew vnBK ree. . Arthur A. Ir
win, for years scout for the New York
Americans, has been appointed business
manager of the ciuu oy rresiaeni r ranis
liaii Mlln iinnn Ilia duties at
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once. He will occupy tho samo rela
tive position hero as Frank Bancroft
does In Cincinnati, looking after the af
fairs of tne ciud on mo r" "
toward tho reorganization of tho iun-
Irwin has been a well-known scout for
tho Yankees for a number of years and
. V.... nnnni.rf with baseball lor
more than thirty years. He was cap-
tain ana anonniop ui mo . ... "
ceiter. Maas., club In tho early '80a. At
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Red Sox Will Retain
Bob McRoy in Office
BOSTON, Mass., Dec. 6. President
McAleer denies that Robert G. McRoy
will bo dropped by the Red Sox club
In tho face of the fast-gathering storm
here, headed by Mayor Fitzgerald. He
refuses to discuss Mayor Fitzgerald s
attltudo In the matter or his allcgod
promlso to campaign for twenty-five-cent
baseball If McRoy Is not released
In favnr nf n. Hoston man.
"I have entertained no Idea of let
ting Mr. McRoy go," says McAleer.
110 nas Qone exunciii wuriv iwr iut
Ttert Ho and. barring that ono little
slip In the world's series, could not have
done better work."
However, strong opposition is leu nere
toward McRoy, Mayor Fitzgerald lead-in-
ih movement to get rid of him.
The Mayor says he will endeavor to
nave t'reaiaeni un junnsun irpiaca
him and. If that fulls, be will find u
way to force the club to dispense with
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ATHLETES ABLE TO
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Climatic Conditions Play Im
portant Part in De
velopment. Experts have long contended that
climatic conditions play a prominent
part In athletics. Alfred Khruhb says
the English climate Is more conducive
to distance running than the cltmato In
other pnrts of tho world, "lud" Moul
ton, who trained and developed George
Hoiinc, tho remarkable high Jumper,
says the climate In tho Kant kept llor
Ine from making the showing ho made
In California. Moulton says eastern
athletes would show a big Improve
ment In Jumping If they contested In
When Bert Kerrigan, nf Seattle, the
high Jumper, was In the East In 1W)S,
ho said ho uas good for an Inch bet
ter In Seattle than he could get out of
himself In Now York. Forrest Smlth-
The $2.50 Regent
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In the Regent Shoe you get $4.00 worth of
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son while discountenancing Dan Kelly's
alleged 100-yard performance In 0 3-5
seconds In Hpoknne In llftift said thern
was no doubt but that ii sprinter could
run faster In some parts nf tin- West
than be could nin In the i:aM.
Charles E. IIMviiv the famous pro
fessional sprlntei. u is an especially
keen student of athletics. lecuitly
"In South Africa tho rllmate Ii very
hot. While there I ouh not produce
my best resultx conslsKintlv, although
nt times I ran faster In Johannesburg
thnn I ever ran In my life. Without
a doubt In thut city, uhlch Is C.ijOO feet
nbovo the sen level, a muu enn run two
yards faster In u hunched than he can
run In Europe, or America, which Is
rrobably dun to tho more rarefied air.
should Imagine thn same, results could
he obtained in Denver or some of our
Western cities of high nltltiido and dry
Annual Meeting of
Minors Next Monday
NEW YORK. Dec. (!. President Ed
ward Harrow yesterday Imuod a ejill for
I he annual meeting nf the International
League, for next MomUv "t the Hotel
When tho club owners voted to adopt
the International title for their league
last fall, thev also voted u ll-)i.ir
term to President Harrow, so the te.igue
has no presidential election tills ear.
and onlv minor mattrrs nie on the bus!
ihsh program. . m.
President James McC'.ifferv ami Man
ager Joe Kelley. of the Toronto club,
will Rive a dinner to llielr fellow rlub
leaders and the visiting newspaper men
during the meeting, to relotiriito the
Cannillnn club's victory In the VAi pen
Value . . . $4.00
Selling Price, 2.50
You Save. . $1.50
Horace Fogel Now Hawks
Stock in Phillies' Club
PHILADELPHIA. Pa., Dec. 6. Hor
ace S. Fogel, former president of tho
Phillies., Is now hawking his club's
stock and not meeting with many pros
pective purchasers. Gov. John Tencr.
an aid hall plaer, has declined to buy
even a small share of the stock. Sev
eral syndicates are said to h In the
Held, but nut ono is willing to give
Fogel his price for tho stock.
It Is said thnt Fogel will sell !
small us live or ten shares In a block
ii..".p is tnianie lo gel tils price en masse.1
This will result In f stockholders of a
major league club, something unheard
of In baseball history.
Says He's Through.
LOH ANOEI.ES, Cal., Dec. . "I'm
done with baseball forcverj'j says Frank
L. Chnnco. deimsed manager of the Chi
cago Cubs. "The onlv possibility of my
retaining connection with any club la
mv purchase of stock In a Pacific Coast
League club. I'm dono with tho majors
for all time."
Chnnco gao this reply to a question
concerning his possible leadership of tho
Cincinnati Kids or tho New York High
landers. Gets Another Trial.
CLEVELAND. Ohio. Dec. ' Gro.ver
Cleveland Land will get another trial
I with the Napa in the spring. Ho was
. i elf used to Toledo last summer, follow
ing his assault upon an employe of tho
ciuu ui i.cuguc rarx, nere.
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TIME FOR A "DODGE" DERBY
You don't have to be TOLD that the DODGE
HAT is easily worth A DOLLAR MORE you can
SEE IT FOR YOURSELF and if you WEAR one
you KNOW IT ABSOLUTELY. It comes direct
from the maker to your head no jobber's profit
figures in its cost that's what you SAVE that's
what makes the $2.00 price possible, and ONLY
that. Let us convince you that paying more is
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MAKING READY TO
Sterling Veterans Not Ex
pected to Last Much
CLEVELAND, Ohio. Dec. 6.-In the
close attention manifested In prospec
tive second and third basemen can be
noted tho efforts of tho Cleveland club
officials to be prepared for the passing
of those two sterling veterans, Nap
Lajole and "Tuck" Turner.
It Is no secret that the management
has little faith In the ability of those
two men, especially Larry, to l.eep up
with the pace for a great length of
Larry and "Tuck" have been In the
gnmn long Larry much longer than
"Tuck." Thev cannot go on forever.
There Is a time In tho career of nil
baseball players, no matter what their
past has been, when they must give
way to younger blood.
Tho cr)!ng need of the time Is
"speed." The successful ctub must have
speed. When thut goes the player
It Is no reflection on Larry to state
that he Is ncarlng the breaking olf
point. Whether he reaches it this sea
son or can stand off the ravages of Old
Mkn Time for a half dozen more years
Is a matter for conjecture, but It Is
evident that the Cleveland club must
no prepared to nil tne vacancy,
I.arry'e batting eye Is as keen as eer. I
There never was a greater hitter and
probably never will be. I
But Larry must go some time pre-1
cedent uoiil.l le.il lt il. iu..ln.-
that the time Is not far distant and
so must Turner. That's why the offi
cials have been watching with the keen
est Interest the progress of Ward Mc
Dowell, second baseman of the Port
land Northwestern League club; John
Clancy, second baseman of the New
Orleans club, and Raymond Bates,
third baseman of the Altoona. Pa..
Jay Kirke Goes.
BOSTON. Mass., Dec. 6. Jay Klrko,
the slugging outfielder of tho local Na.
tlonal League club, will bo released to
Atlnntat In a fuw days, according to
George Stalllngs, tho new manager of
the club, stalllngs will clean out oil
slow players, replacing them with
I sifedy youngsters.
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LONDON, Dec. . P. J. linker, form
erly president of the Cambridge, Ath
letic Club, In an article puhllihid to
duy, came strongly to tho d fen of
the American contendere In last rum
mer's Olympic games at Stockholm nti.l
denounced the British sporting wrl'iiH
who havo been criticising American
"For months," ho sa!d, "our pipers
have been full of statement! tint th
American runners wtro guilty nf ewr
foul In the Calendar. For months !!
have been urging that this nob!, h.uiou
of sportsmen must retire fioin n ctm,v.
tltlon which they cannot ulu ult'imit
staining the pure, unsullied virginity
of their amateurism. I ho member j'
the team have not been sayln,' tliotu
things becauao they know thejr are un
true and unjust But, nsalnst tlulr will
and their conviction, tht-v uiu d.imticd
as poor losers by those fulmlimluns.
"The argument I Unw thl wim
can win the Olympic game with it
training similar to that Indulgr-d in by
the Americans: such training Is uto
fesslonnl m nature and In spirit It re.
duces tho games to thn level of cum
merclal enterprise: wo cannot under
take It without degrading what hu
always been for us. i splrndlrily rouuli
and ready sport' Into n business whl-li
la Inconsistent nlth our hi Kb Weil of
"The American athlete speclullz. 1 nn
ono or two events: bofoic nnv rare of
Importnnce ho devotes tnot of hli
energies and time to hl training Ho
has a conch who Is professional Ho
has behind him nn organization man
aged by paid orgHr.lxers.
"That Is tho 'Amerlcin method,' cverv
single feature of which ran bo found
In an advanced stage of perfection In
the organization of nnrllsh row In? or
English cricket or Hngllsh fnnihill.
Who specializes mote than the Kngll'li
carsmen? Knal-ind will vln the 01 mn!o
games when she Is prepared lo apply
American methodn." "
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