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THE WASHINGTON TBlfes: TUESDAY; MARCHT4; 3913.
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National Youngsters Are Suffering Frortt Stiffness After Practice WbrUpnts
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"Doc" Hope Makes Inaugural Address As President of 1 91 3 Baseball Season
Despite General Ryan's Caution!
Youngsters Play Too Hard
in Yesterday's Practice.
CHARpOjinSVIL.LE, Va.. Jlarch 4.
One daj(i5ff 'practice In tne Pen air
has been.sUfflElcnt'tD Mine a collec
tion ottfaltP'kss. tender "hands, and
lame w-ji$gsj?the "exuberance Of youth
beInBvrj;i(pdnstble 'Sot It all. Irrespec
tive ofttie harsh 'orders of the veteran
ceacn7fjack Ryan, "and the repeated
cautions of the sate and-sane trainer.
' Mlque Martin, those youngsters with
the Climbers of 1913 Just would test
their strength of arm and leg. and to
dav when they marched off toward
Lambeth Field most of tnem were sadly
limping, and the rest walked along- so
berly, not skipping and jumping as they
had the first day. They have begun
their real hard work that's all.
One day's work-out, though, has im
pressed "Jack,, Ran with the bright
prospects of the squad. He declares
that never -in all his experience has he
seen such a likely looking bunch of
green youngsters as Clark Griffith has
collected this year. .
"I'm glad Grift has the task of pick
ing out the regulars from this bunch
and those others due Here for their
work tomorrow," the veieran told the
writer this morning, "lor it's not going
tto.be any easy task. Hardly a lad in all
this crowd but what has marks of
.Promise in him.
i -T took particular pains to watch
A young" NWlllIams yesterday. Do you
know,, lie resembles 'Buck' Weaver, in
looks' -and action, enough to be his
brother. He .has the same wonderful
Iron arm, the strong, arm that goes
with sheer youth. Though not working
out before, he seemed to get the ball
over' to first on a Une. It takes some
Infield Covers Ground.
The misfit infield, organized on the
spur of " the "moment by Jack Ryan,
manages to cover plenty of ground.
. ,Joc Boehling-and VDutch" Munch took
turns 'holding down the initial corner.
Zack Erhart and young Rebel "Williams
-f cover "second. Bill Morley. the 190
". j -pound speed, merchant, moves around
k ,- the .shortfield as if It belonged to him
- x ' 'and Joe Gedeon .and Williams took
turns at third base. It was while
-- Williams v was officiating at the
t heated corner that he opened Ryan's
ejes with his whip.
.While it is hardly to be expected that
the green lads here now are going to
beat out; -the veterans for all the nosl-
- tlons, the youngsters really look good
cnougn to warrant tneir being neid by
the "Old Fox,-" at least for some time.
- Certainly the. battle fox second base is
n going to be a sizzler Irom the drop of
Today, as yesterday, the squad par
took of two sessions of the hardest
kind of practice. Ryan opened the wo:k
with. keeDlnc them lobb.ntr the ball from
one to another until all wings were !
reaay. -men came the pitchers lor their
turns against the batters. Every mem
. j, ber of the squad stepping up to tSe
, platter and taking, a crack at the pill.
When all the pitchers had been given
a workout, the fungo swatting to the
otufielders and the gingery infield work-
out commenced, quite the most interest
ing part of a'i the practice.
, Likes Williams.
"Who is that lad on third?" asked
"Pop" Lannlgan, the crafty trainer of
y- the University of Virginia athletes.
-i.r Williams, a green boy," was the rc-
' "Well, he may be green, bui he cer-
S tainly looks like a ball players."
This might well be fcaid of others in
i the squad here, too, and George 11c-
Bride is going to realize that he will
. i.eed all his veterans skill to keep his
A r place In a year or so. If he has to fight for
i. it with Bill Morlej. This former member
T (. s.f,the varsity team at the UnUersity
i f f 'Mississippi goes about his work in a
jji deadly fashion. gj Ing nothing, but
Sr doing a whole lot. Though tipping the
ij? scales around ISO pounds, Morley has
t - f plenty of speed, and against the early
j. twirling here drives the ball on a line.
Z ' Indeed, he looks like tne real thing.
.V' There are no Ty Cobbs or AValter
Si Johnsons in the squad, but there are
J J eeveran.youngsters who look like good
Jjr , -v ball players. Harry Welchdnce is one
vM oI thse' Tn,s gardener is experienced
F and Is taking things easily, not caring
$& t rush his conditioning. But he can
L-. f hit to left fleld-as-well as right and he
t, is.a-lefthand hitter,-toor
iu -' Cairo's Good Eye.
W? .Jacinto Calvo, 'the- youthfiil Cuban.
lfif Jho ,madfe -such a furore airalnst the
hit Whit, Elephants tills winter while play-
? 3(v tiiu lire 'Aimenoares, one 01 tne
?vks strongest- teams "in Cuba,-.is fn perfect
5& - shapernowndbis, good eye at bat is
; f A noticeable., He has a healthy swing at
the plate and kept the -pitchers busy
'v -ha;nF'W", -drives to, the garden
" t TJiotigh hardly more than a bov, Calvo
i, n- has all the 'earmarks of a comer.
i . BaJdomcro Acosta, ,fue newest "mill;
J-SS, bottle -fctd'' of the outfit, handles him
g self like a veteran Jn tho field, and be
tvr caS9 of'hls.4)eIng in shape right now,
?gi manageata putclass roost of,the others
f at th--atj He- is agile -as any crick
4 et and! -iscon8tantly moving around.
,.Hfhb.d-a.-s:tt&l Ujne '.running around
?- V!? Qases after sending out one of his
. -, driyes'foi'the.fleld.- -,' -U,
, "JoeOedeon. Hhe Ban Francisco out-
,-w 51 going; to he one of the most
, i. 4angeVous- rivals' .here of Frank La-
" POrte.-ana-TJay Morgan. Tie plaved th"
outfield xfiOBt-of the tlmf .last season on
VT. the coast; but'he -ayfi"fhat he is really
f ''' an infielder.-. He proved It. too, by hold-
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- jjig opwn-.uyru oase jr an acceptable
Jack'rgap. bowed of legu and with a
loSe'hair cut. Jg' a chunkv lad who
looks as If bulit of iron He uld his
share of work behind the bat and slept
like a Iogpf wood last night.
Getting In Supplies.
Manv of the joungsteis here failel
to provide ihemsehps with suitable re
calla and the sporting poods houses of
Charlottesville have benefited threby.
coita and Calvo n-arlv froze her"
Sunday, and yesterday they rurhed off
to get themselveh sweaters Acosta left
his baeball dhoex in Havana and fo
li had to fit nlmseifto a pair of
the latest models. Boih boys are suf
fering frtm slight colds as a result of
their sudden chance from a tiopicat
climate to a Virginia March.
"Dutch" Munch was so anxious to
rome down hre for ill trial with th
big leaguers that he left his Flio"! at
home and has written for them. He is
prancing around in a pair of white
neakent, risking a bad cold on the
Rebel Williams must hae raught his
traln-with nothing to spare, for he left
his sweater hanglne on a door knob nt
home He has lwrrowed one of the
dub's sweaters until its owner. Danny
Moeller. 'shows up here to wear It to
morrow. "Tneban has'heen placed on cigarettes
In "the trainine camp. Jack Ryan gave
theit-youngsters a short address lat
night, cautioning them against the white
sticks? "Most of the boys are not users
of tobacco, but some smoke cigars.
Toung 'Williams is sporting a corncob
pipe, while Morleyhas a beautiful briar.
Ti "hoyt'-' AJnsmlth, the refugee from
Texas, has had to cut out cigarettes,
though lie put uP a struggle.
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Acosta and Calvo Do Not Speak
English. But Are Welcomed
Into Climbers' Fold.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Vo., March 4
If good words oount for anything, the
Climbers have found two wonderful
performers in Jacinto Calvo and Bal
domero Acosta. the two Cuban youths
who are candidates for the outfield at
Florida avenue tills season. They were
already at the team'B headquarters
when the vanguard under command of
Gen. J. Rvan arrived and they lost no
time fraternizing with the lads from
Calvo, who has finished the winter
season in Havana with a batting aver
age of .337. attracted the most atten
tion from the new comers and his modest
demeanor made a decided impression
upon the other candidates for the team.
He smiled and shook hands and smiled
again, his command of English not yet
telng of the best. But his smiles look
good and he Is now one of the boys.
Acosta. who has just passed his six
teenth birthday, his father, being mayor
of Marinao, Cuba, declaring a holiday
on that account, reminds one of a
diminutive Hal Chase. He has some
what similar features, slightly darker
from the caresss of the tropic sun,
and -moves around Just as nimbly.
As a bodyguard the two islanders are
accompanied by Victor Munoz. the Tim
Murnane of baseball In Havana, and
Joe Massaguer. another expert writer
on our great national game. These two
estimable gentlemen act as interpreters
for the two young players and also see
that their praises are sung in the right
However, these two young Cubans are
impressive. They throw from the off
side and bat the same way. Each Is
jen at once to bo intellgent to a high
degree and their excellent lineage can
not be hidden. They are high grade
lads in every particular. '.,,..
The first thing Calvo and Acosta did
on arrlUng at the camp was to ask to
look over the array of wagon tongues
sent down heFe by Mique Martin, safe
and sane trainer. They were delighted
with the healthy-looking drivers in the
bat bag and tried them all, each plck
lsg out one or two for use on Lambeth
' Calvo uses an unusually long bat. but
likes t to bo light., Acosto wants a
light stick, but It may be a trifle short
er. Thev swung a four around In an
imprtslve manner, to the great edifica
tion of Jack Ryan, whos"e experienced
eye saw considerable in their bus!nes
l!ke stvle with the bat.
"Cali-o tpeaks a little Engllfh. but not
much," explained Munoz "Howeer,
he is Intelligent and by the end of the
reason should be able to talk it as well
as he docs his Spanish. He hat a good
educatlor in his own tongue.
Talks With Signs.
"As for Acosta, he I still a meie boy
and can't talk moie than a few woids
of English. But mixing with the other
players will teach him plenty for ordi
nary use. He can make out what he
mean, anyway, with the sign language,
which Is universal, as e-erbody
Then Munoz and Massaguer told all
they knew of their two youthful pro
teges, explaining how they work with
veteran players on the base HneH, how
they soak the pill on the elongated
proboscis, how they cover acres and
acres of ground In the field, and how
they are today the mot promising
young players on the island to the south
"Marsans Is responsible for Calvo,
explained Munoz, "and Almeida brought
Acosta from the amateur teams to the
professionals In Havana. They will fol
low the doings of these boys from the
start to the finish. Griffith is responsi
ble for the Cubans in Cincinnati enter
ing the big league, and they feel that
they cannot do enough for him. In re
turn as a partial payment, they send
him Caho and Acosta, feeling certain
that the 'Old Fox will give them thor
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Col. Lillian Russell may have the correct dope upon "how to live 100
But Prof. Wagner has her beaten. The subject of his next address
will be "How to Bat .300 for 100 years."
It's aA-peculIar feature of the game how thejBatting Eye lasts beyond,
all other ingredients which figure in the athleteVrhake-up. Long after rthe(
arms and legs are 'barely hanging on to "the system by a strlp"of decayed
skin, the Whaling Orb is still agleam in all its pristine fury
Mike Donlin is an up-to-date example. Michael, always robust with the
bat. quits the game for a spell and decides to return. After a long lay-off.
wherein the. arm and leg have absorbed rust in the main hinge, he still
winds up the season with, a batting average of .315. Last season he slipped
by the 500 mark again; and now they have him -pointed in the direction of
the Bush, but still bearing a renowned Batting Eye along.
Ijiue up wail) vl luu great uawmcu ui mo sauiu. Wuu u mc wwuwi
Atlantic his second year out before coming to the American; Jackson and
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opeaKer, in turn, icu me ouuuiuu. iuoj jiimcu up m ug ouuiiu
where they.left off in the minors, whaling blgleaguc pitching as easily as
they climbe'a into the minor" league 'smoke before they arrived.
Nap Lajoie and HanV'Wagner jumped into big league action, batting
over .300 as'recruits, and theyvelnever lost the habit since. Novinstruction
turned any of these people into exponents of swat. They" were 'already
there before the first instructor arrived.
Either There-4r NotThere.
Now andthen a .weak hitter is turned into a good one and given the
insignia in the order of Sons of Swat
Zach Wheat, thcDqdger star, bit only .220 in the Southern, while he
immediately jumped above '.300 In the National.
But as a rule a batsman hits fairly close to his natural groove. You
can figure him a .240 hitter, a .270 hitter, or a .300 hitter, and not miss the
mark many points. .
Nature has stamped ber figures in his orb, and there Is no; great room
to vary even under the best coaching in tho game., ... . . t.
A Matter ofEye and-Timing.
We have seen Nap Lajoie step out on Southern training trips and give
an exhibition of eye the first day out beyond belief. - v
For five months he hadn't swung a bat or looked at a pitched ball. Yet,
in that 'first day out, we have seen pitchers in an attempt to Blip 'one past
throw the ball;on a bound to the plate, over lis head and..even back of him,
only to have the big Frenchman pump it back like a carbine in 'action. He
needed no practice at the-bat. He could begin bitting Bpeed and curve ball
pitching on the first of .March, ten minutes after he had donned his uniform
after a winter rest. .
McGraw improved Chief Meyers batting wonderfully for two reasons:
in the first place, the chief had a natural eye and a pair of powerful arms:
In the second place, he was willing to work and learn and figure for himself.
He is, the best example of the "made batsman ' in baseball. He would
have been a good hitter but never a great one without this instruction.
Today he is one of the most feared people at the bat in the game.
This brings us again to the case of Thorpe. McGraw will have no
trouble ahead developing this man as a fielder. Speed and practice, prop
erly worked, will eliminate this 'kink.
Thorpe's chance to star under the Big Tent rests with the natural
focus of his batting eye. If he hasn't got it If the intuition Isn t there
it will never be put there by any human agency.
The Eternal Bar.
Some of the greatest fielding stars the game ever knew were never
able to leave the Bush through this inherent weakness at bat. When the
Off to Training Camp
Manager Griffith and his veterans are
off for Charlottesville today, and will
join General Hyan's rookies late to
night. All the membeis of the team re
ported to Griff today, and after reliev
ing Instructions weie admonished to be
on hand for the Chnrlottesvllle tialn.
Shanks, Milan, Sheer, Moeller, and
Schaefer, of the outfielders; Gandll,
Morgan. McBrlde, and Laporte, the ln
flelders, and Johnson, Groom. Hughes,
Kngl, Henry, and Wiltlains -vvllt be In
the party. The squad arrives in. Char
lottesville shortly after 10 o'clock.
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instinct isn't there you can't jam it in, and the instinct must be there before
a man can never sit among the elect of Slugvllle.
A raw fielder, with speed, who can hit the ball will soon be one of the
stare of the game. '
9 A .brilliant fielder, who can't hit will, nine times, out of ten, stick where
he-is". The"trail tipward is barred by a rampart. he-can never climb- -
- We have seen fielders in the Bush who were on a par with Cobb, Milan,
Speaker, Paskert, or Carey. They looked Class Triple 'A pursuing the long
drive to its lair across the outfield plain.
But at the bat they couldn't hit the Pacific Ocean with a Gatling gun,
stationed at the edge of ebb tide. And that let 'em out It was a case
thereafter of $200 per with Zanesvllle, where fielders hardly In their class
were:iolnted toward ?5,000 per and Boston, Chicago-or'?Jew York. ,.
The only ranking batsman we ever saw fade out quickly, almost as a
flame in a wind, was George Stone, of St Louis. He led the league one
year, and two seasons later was back in the minors. It was either ayflash
or some subsequent ailment caught hold of his batting eyeand the floor
fell out from under him.
A good batsman, with the right nerve, will hit as well in a big league
as in a minor. Jackson. Cobb, Speaker, Milan. Wheat, and many others
compiled thicker figures in the Big Show than they were able to develop In
less carniverous society.
You can develop fielding, pitching, base running, and the rest of it
but the batting eye either is or isn't. At which point the debate comes to
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Georgetown Preparatory School's
crack relay four, which defeated the
Technical High School quartet by a big;
margin at the Georgetown University
games on last Saturday will enter the
Richmond College games' in the Vir
ginia' capital on March 8 and the fol
lowers of the embryo collegians are con
fident that another victory will be an-
nexeo. no mailer wnar scnniasuc or
ganization they 'are matched to rue
against "by the Richmond management.
Just what team will be pitted against
the Prep four has not been decided, but
it Is not unlikely that the Episcopal
High School team, of Alexandria wilt
oppose the West End yo2ngsters along
with the Wbodberry Forest School four
and the Briarly Hail Academy team of
at no more-cost thamyoq'd
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v y& 4,.
General Ryan has his army In fairlr
good shape' for the long -selgo prepara
tory to the season's opening and the
boys at Charlottesville, while a trifle
stiff, from yesterday'spwrorkout, should
find consolation Mir 'tlie fact that they
will soori'become used to it. Think what
the veterans will have to endure In the
next two,, weeks s, , j
The Blue and Gray 'handed it to the
Woodrow Wilson's In approved style
at the Arcade 'last night,'' taking the
Tigers' into camp and Incidentally even
ing up for the defeat administered ear-
llerls theyear. rtsceton was beaten,
by a Georgetown Jeam. that wao better
than any 'other fepnweBinVtne Hill
toppers in many'ycarsV " i:K
All tiere now.
AW of the-Nationals get here Just to
go off to Charlottesville! After the
parade" today""tne''reHuUilfar of tha
CUmbers wiirset, sail for"CbarIottes
vflle. Then the real work f "prepara
tion will' start and games' wHl "Be played
frequently; althougB Grfft'wise la
not starting: things Jnfull'.swuig tiatU
.ine sturnessfis worn. ouioi- ujo-
andlegs.; . . s-y '
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Mike Murphy, ill. ' ""
Poof .Mike ''Murphy. ?Hpsjquletly Into
Philadelphia to prevent"-a reception
from the'i'enn athletes and students.
who hold him In the highest regard. He
will aidMn coachtag"fle.traiktejBS
again as long as; be" has 'breefthln his
body. Murphy's Joyaltx to'Pean Is
one of the finest examples. ,He Is s
sick man la'downed, and-yet holds tea-
aclously"fd whatJlttle life "ne has ts
help 'old' Penn. " -s
Alf forOIIlan. -
There isn't a, single Xan; -who. does
not want. tOi.se "Zeb". Milan 'craclc
tlie league record vf or 'bsswitnaUng
again , this" season.-Jorhe TTOtkessea
from 'the start Of the seasons Milan
Is always In good condition,-and. while
he Is artriflexunder welgnt -at present.
Griff wIIT let hip- take it easy until
he" Is increased In weight. ""
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Looks for record.
Keene FItpatrick. the- Syracuse
trainer; looks'for awir record in the
inn-vnrd dash. Filxfoatrfck nolnts to
all of the records made'' by. Jones.
Meredith, and Klcdpatn in we mue.
t,sir ortH nnarter. If there Is. a dis
position to award a , record 'such as
that given to Dan Kelly." there. Is ; no
doubt but thaLFUspatrick's "predic
tion will beSJusOfle-:-
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Krause Goes toPorHtnd.
Despite denials" rthat- Harry' 'Krause
would be 'permitted by ToreoTo .to star
on the coast, as he desired, it Is stated
that. the sending, of BennyHenderson
v... Pnrtlnnn in Toledo 'means that
JCrause will. go to Portlands ,
.Playing ball. '
Wear a Made-
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