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THE WASHINGTON TIMES; THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 1913.
Big Price Paid for Nick Cullop by Cleveland Club Indicates He Must Be -Si&r
WILL NICK CULLOP
BECOME REAL STAB
UNDER BIG TENI?
Young Southpaw Obtained by
Cleveland for Fabulous Sum
Has Earmarks of a Wonder.
SOMERS PAYS HIGH .
FOR HIS SERVICES
Chance Must Build Up Yankees
Without Expecting Aid From
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TV'ill Nick Cullop. the sensational
young southpaw bought- from New Or
leans by Charlie Somers for the Nap
glanders, turn out to be the American
League's twirling sensation in 1913? Or
"Will he fail to thow enoush to hang on
to the rear end of the cart and be
Jolted off into the road?
Cullop has cost the Cleveland club the
equivalent of 123,000, although little has
.been heard about this end of the mat
.ter. Though a green, unknown, inex
perienced pitcher. Cleveland has given
In exchange for him Tim Hendrlx, out
fielder; George Yantz, catcher; Bert
Brenner. Ditcher: Jakey Atz. second
' baseman; Jack Kibble, third baseman.
and 5,w in real hard coin, .aiso, one
more ritcher lias been promised to com
plete the deal, and 8o it Is easy to make
Cullop worth 5,000.
"When Charlie Frank, the Pelican man
ager, idlmpsed the oung soutnpaw last
August he nearly threw a fit. He real
ized at once that he had the makings of
a wonderful twirler. As soon as the
lad had demonstrated his ability suf
ficiently. Frank benched him. Drafting
time was near at hand and he didn't
Intend to pass him over to any major
league club for a paltry 11,500. Cullop
escaped the drafting net and Frank
chuckled with glee
Twirls In Cuba
Then came the Cuban tnp of the
Pelicans. Cullop was in perfect form
and copped the only victories scored by
his team' against the strong Cuban
teams. His greatest feat was pitching
a twelve-Inning no-hit. no-run game
against the Havana club.
When the Pelicans returned from
Havana they, spread the news of Cul
lop's achievements, but the tip that
.Rafael Almeida sent to his boss, Garry
Herrmann, started the Reds on the
trail of the slim southpaw before it
was generally knuwnthar the Tonng
eter might climb the ladder.
Connie Mack promptly got Into the
Jtmning, but died early when Garry
Herrmann bid 110.000 for Cullop. Along
came Charlie Murphy with an offer of
12,500. but he had no. chance, for
Charlie Somers, the fain godfather of
the New Orleans club, was pledged to
better the bid of any major league
club in the land. Thus It came to pass
that Cullop went to the Naps.
The joke about this whole affair is
that Cullop was bought from Bristol
by the Naps and turned over to New
Orleans without a trial. He hardly
had time toput on a Cleveland uniform
when be received a ticket to New
Orleans. Within a week Frank dis
covered him lo be a baseball prize.
Thus It may be seen how narrow was
'the escape Charlie Somers ran of los
The Naps are going to be a danger-'
ous club for left hand hitters to face
next summer. If Cullop comes through.
Vean Gregg. Willie Mitchell, and Nick
Cullop will make a. pretty classy col
lection of south side sllngers to run
In against Eddie Collins and J. Frank
Jin Baker. Indeed, the club that
counts on a left-handed hitter to clean
jip may find itself strangely at sea
when the Naps start things.
The more one looks at those Naps, the
better they look. However. It has al
ways been thus with the Naps. In the
winter they are pennant winners. In
the summer thoy are also-rans. But
'with Joe Birmingham on the job. the
Naps should do something. Doc- John
ston and Chapman are lively, peppery
youngsters In that slow, logcy Infield.
Fred Carlsch puts brains Into the back
etopplng. something lacking these past
two or three seasons. But Birmingham
should play center field himself. He Is
one of the best, and he adds steadiness
Just where It is needed.
"With the Cleveland tn triers going at
the clip they should, the team should
cause trouble from the jump Whether
Ijirry Lajole plays tccond or not. the
Naps should be there with the goods
Indeed, sometimes one thinks that
IJarry is a deterrent influence on the
team. His slow, graceful action makes
others try the same thing with ill suc
cess. Anyway, that's how It has of
ten appeared to the writer.
May Help Yankees?
Some good, kind friend of Frank Far
rell is responsible for the statement
that the clubs of the American League
will Join In strengthening the New York
club. Such a foolishness! What club
Is going to pass even the greenest youth
to an opponent. If he bears the slight
est sign of becoming a good man with
If Frank Farrell counts on winning a
pennant by means of plajcrs given him
by othe- American league clubs, his
flag is ' a. pule a million miles high
and not visible to the strongest glasses.
That Isnt baseball I'vcn w hen the Bal
timore club Jumped the American
Jyague back in 1S02. and Ban Johnson
filled It with men from other clubs, no
pood men were ordered to don Oriole
-cvntr Chance must build un his own
club. He must struggle with the other I
managers every year, seeking to find
latent streaks of class in generally non
descript lads gathered from the bushes
and the grass land. This, by the way,
Mil be a new departure for Chance.
He has made his success with veteran
players, handling them as no other man
ager has ever been able to do.
Doubtless a pennant would be a won
derful thing for the New York club.
If Chance can but swing his club Into
fourth place this coming season, he will
have done marvelously for the popu
larity of the club he leads. The Polo
Grounders, the bugs who live there
year In and year out. may have an
opportunity this summer of getting ac
quainted with the Yankees and next
year they may be coaxed to follow them
out to Harlem. A pennant well, a
pennant In New York might cause Ban
Tv.r,nn to make one of those wonder
ful speeches of his, and that's a whole
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What is left?
Now tnat Will Locke has bought the
Phillies, Frank Chance and Roger
Bresnahan have signed and Griff is sure
he Is going to Charlottesville, little re
mains except, to dope out the possible
chances for pennants this season. All
three Items of interest to the baseball
world broke too quickly and together.
Barrows. International League presi
dent. Is to appear before the national
baseball commission today to declare the
class AA league unable to operate under
a salary limit of 16,000 a month. Bar
rows contends the circuit Is unable to
operate under such a limit. Many of
the high-salaried men are likely to be
lost if the rule Is strictly enforced.
Defies the A. A. U.
The University of Pennsylvania is
taking matters In Its own hands and
openlr defying the A. A. V. in the mat
ter of Sam llle. 'a member of the swim
nlng team. The A. A. U. has declared
the athlete ineligible, while Penn Insists
that he is all right and will be allowed
to compete. This means that others
will probably fo'low Penn's footsteps.
C. U. gets revenge.
Fine work for Fred Rice and his
Catholic University basketball team.
The Brooklandtrs are coming right to
the top and are succeeding bevond ex
pectations. There Is every indication
that the Black and Blue Is going to
round out the best basketball season
It has et experienced. Rice has done
Army-Navy Preps win.
And now Cathedral School gets a scare
from the Army and Navy Preps be
cause It lost yesterday's game. The
Preps won the scholastic title last sea
son and look good for another win de
tplte the fact that Cathedral appears
to have the bulge on the others at pres
ent. When the teams meet In the regu
larly scheduled game Coach Green may
have something different to show.
Track team active.
That track team at the Hilltop is go
ing to have lis hands full this winter if
everything pans out right. The latest
venture Is the Columbia University
games in February and there is every
Indication that the Hilltoppers will be
pint wherever possible to the Indoor
meets. If the track team cxpcctH to be
in the same class with the baseball and
football teams more engagements have
to be negotiated.
Frank Chance sajs he would prefer
the Highlanders called by some other
name, which opens up the possibility
of saying they would perhaps "smill
as sweet" by any other. Highlanders.
Kilties, Yankees or Hlllmcn. It makes
no difference, the name proposed will
gradually slide hack into the older and
more familiar titles.
The Billiard sharks d -aw a f-igh and
yawn as Willie Hoppe passes from the
cit. Four notable audiences saw
the billiard phenom during his sojourn
in the Capital and all agreed that he is
the best that ever came this way.
nere's hoping that the Brunswick Col
lender people will schedule Hoppe for
Washington next year.
Wants to Change
NEW YORK, 'Jan. 1C President
Frank J. Farrell, of the New York
Americans may change the name of
his club. He said today that he didn't
want the team called the Yankees.
Highlanders, Kilties, or Hill Men. but
wants to tag on the title of the "New
Yorks" only. The suggestion was made
by Manager Chance in a letter to Mr.
Y. M. C, A. BOYS WILL
START TRACK WORK
AT END OF WEEK
Cad for Candidates Issued By
Physical Director Law, Who
Says Material Is Promising.
TEAM MAY BE SEEN
Blue and Gray Runners May Be
Sent to New York February
15 After Prizes.
Gordon Law, physical director of the
boys' department of the Washington
Moung Men's Christian Association, to
day Issued a call for the first assembly
of candidates will assemble at the de
partment's building at 2 o'clock Satur
day, the Initial workout being a fifteen
mile hike along the canal.
"The general plan of training," said
Law today, "Includes one of these hikes
every week, supplemented with work on
the running track of the boys' depart
ment at least three times a week. Hints
upon diet, training and exercise In gen
eral will be discussed upon the outdoor
"Any boy In town who intends taking
up track athletics this winter, and who
already Isn't under a coach may feel
free to enter these hikes, whether a
member or the Y. M. C. A. or not. The
start will be made every Saturday af
ternoon at 2 o'clock from the boys' de
partment building, at 17E G street
"Many of the boys' department ath
letes have already been practicing for
the coming Indoor meets. Among the
more promising material so far turn
ed up are Sidney Leech, George Hecht,
Thomas Blngley, 'Shorty' Moore. Don
ald Kessler, Cochran Fisher, Richard
Kdmonston, Harry Hunt, Roy Reed,
John McDonald, and William Herrmann.
"While the strength of our track
team as In years past will He chiefly
with the runners and sprinters, at the
same time efforts are being made to de
velop other branches still further, es
pecially tho weight-throwing, shot-putting,
vaulting, and hurdling."
Lafayette Eleven Proves
Football Is Profitable
EASTON, Pa., Jan. 16. Ifayette
found football profitable last season,
but baseball was costly. While the re
ceipts from the football games ex
ceeded the expenses, the baseball team
lost money all through the season. The
track team was also run at a loss.
The total receipts from all sources In
1312, according to the annual report of
the Lafayette College Athletic Associa
tion, were C1.515.3S, and the balance on
hand on January 1, 1913, nan 52.31.
From football was realized $16,732.06.
The receipts of the game played here
with Lehigh were by far the largest,
the total amount being $11,226.39. Lafay
ete's profits on the game were $5,00127.
The game with Penn netted Lafajettc
J1.03.S7, and the expenditures for that
game were $3&3.t2.
The receipts from the Southern trip
of the baheball team last year were
$1,196.25. The losses on baseball amount
ed to $956.04. The track team took In
$275 and expended $527.85.
Davy Jones Released.
DETROIT. Mich., Jan. 16. Davy Jones,
veteran outfielder of the Detroit Tigers,
was released today to the Chicago
Americans. Jones has been due for re
lease, but was expected to go to the
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Georgetown University will most
likely be represented at the big annual
Indoor athletic carnival which Is to be
held by the Columbia University Ath
letic Association on February 15, In the
Seventy-first Regiment Armory In New
York city, according to Information
which was given out today.
Although the plans connected with
the sending of a team to the metropolis
for the games are by no means complet
ed. It Is thought likely that two or three
of the Blue and Gray's best performers
will be entered along with a one-mile
The Hilltoppers' relay nuartct will
most likely be entered In Klrby trophy
race, running against aggregations rep
resenting such schools as Yale, Har
vard. Princeton, Cornell. Syracuse and
Williams, and if they succeed in plac
ing in such a field the followers of the
West End forces can rest assured that
the men from the school from across
the creek will be able to capture the
South Atlantic championship by defeat
ing the University of Virginia fou In
the games In Convention Hall on
The Klrby trophy was donated by
Gustavus T. Klrby, the prominent ama
teur athletic official, and must be won
three times by a team before it becomes
the permanent possession of the Insti
tution Syracuse University has two
legs on this trophy, having led home
the field in 1911 and 1912, but according
to all Indication w!ll experience more
difficulty lr winning this year than It
has In the past for many colleges nfe
planning on sending their strongest
quartets to compete on this occasion,
tlclng on the Hilltop show sufficient
tic ng on the Hilltop show sufficient
ability Mnnaser Darr of the Blua and
Gray speed merchants may decide to
send a two mile relay squad to the
Columbia games in addition to the In
dividual and the one mile tioupe. Tlio
two mile race is for the William Fel
lows Morgan trophy, which, like tho
Klrby trophy, must be won three times
before permanent possession Is ac
quired. Yale won this race In 1911
while Cornell annexed It in 1912.
If a decision Is finally made to enter
Individuals In the meet Johnny Gal
lagher and Bob Eller will undoubtedly
make the trip to Gotham and should be
able to make a good showing against,
the pick of northern collegiate and
athletic club talent which they will be
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forced to meet. Gallagher will enter
the one mile race for the second Baxter
Cup. Abel KHiat the wonderful miler
of the Irish-American Athletic Club
won the first cup -which was offered
three times, and consequently obtained
permanent possession of the trophy,
which will be contested for this year
for the first time. Gallagher should do
well In this event. Gallagher may also
be entered In the five mile handicap,
which will attract many of the best
distance runners In the country.
As there are no hurdling events on the
program Captain Eller will be entered
In the sprints, and If he Is able to de
velop the same speed as he did In New
York, during the holidays, should be able
to .place in the majority of the dashes
even though he falls to win them.
Meyers, Clark, and several other metro
politan cracks are entered in these con
tests and the winner may be well proud
of his achievement.
Coach Jimmy Mulligan of the George
town team has decided to hold the time
trials for the relayteam which' Is to
race Fordhamand Holy Cross on the
outdoor track next Sunday If the track
Is In good condition and the day Is fair,
as he thinks that the men will be bet
ter able to show their true form In the
open than they will indoors. Should the
day prove to be unfit for outdoor work
Manager Darr has arranged with the
management of Convention hall to hold
the trials there, and accordingly, no
matter what kind of weather appears
next Sunday, the team is certain to be
selected on. that day.
GEORGE WRIGHT IS
LATEST SUBJECT OF
Many Virginia Athletes Have
Left Ranks on Account of
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.. Jan. 16.
Last indoor track season "Pop" Lan
nlgan lost six men from the squad by
stralnod ligaments of the leg. That he
-must be ononis guard against any such
happening this season was evidenced
when after an examination of George
Wright's leg yesterday afternoon, a
severe strain was pronounced.
Wright and Cronly, of.-EpIscopal High.
are the only men of the incoming' class
who have shown any form at all, and
the loss of the former has) proven' a
bitter pill lor "Pop" to rwallow.
In the fall track meet. Wright ran
away from his field in the quarter mile,
running slightly below the record for
the track. Wright's success proved a
surprise then, but when he easily cap
tured the ten-mile cross-country run. It
was realized that Lannlgan had obtained
a promising recruit. It Is hard to see
now .how Wright can be of much usa
this winter, and it Is to be hoped there
is no permanent Injury.
As a precaution all the men were or
dered to procure rubs before coming out
on the track and loosen up muscles
naturally) taut In cool weather. Like
wise. Manager'Churchman administered
the pledge, which will last until March
2, the day after the Georgetown meet.
The squad Is setted down to better
work now, since the. sore muscles from,
the early days' workouts are loosened
up. Wlleyi Cooke .and, Guy," .remaining
members of last year's relay, are run
ning In good form and leading a stiff
pace for the others. Flte, who ran on
the four In all races except against
Georgetown, is going in great form1 and
appears a likely candidate to land a
permanent Job. Since Todd's resigna
tion the relay prospects do not appear
Trainer Lannlgan Is non-committal oa
the prospects, but has frequently ex
pressed himself as to the apparent
strength of the Georgetown squad.
Biff Mortejk Sends
In Signed Contract
Bill Morley, one of Clarke Griffith's
new recruits, has sent in his signed
contract) and will ireport Trtth tae.otar
new men, when the call goes ot-Mer
ley had nothing to say, merely affixteg
his name to Griffs contract.
Morley Is at his home in Arkansas, ac
cording to -Manager Griffith, and la at
present coaching a prep school team.
He la In good shape, according' t aa
early letter to bis manager; and ex
pects to be in. fine fettle -when-the sea
son opens. .
Chicago Cub Players.
Sign Papers' for 1913
CHICAGO, Jan16. Edward Jteulbach
today signed a contract to pitch for
the Chicago Natlonar League baseball
club during the coming season. He
has been selling automobiles this -winter
and asserts' the -work has kept
down his -weight until he now Is in
Bobby Craig- and Edward McDeaaM,
formerly of the Tristate League and the
Boston club, of the National League,,
respectively, also sent In their coa-tracta..
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