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THE WASHINGTON TIMES, SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 1913. " " - It
Declares Climbers Lack Class to Win Flag, But May Follow Chicago's ExampW
THE AFTERNOON TURKEY TROT HAS TAKEN A HOLD ON SOCIETY - By Goldberg
LACKING IN CLASS
Hughey Fullerton Discusses in
Detail Each Position Which
Griffith Has Filled.
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Instance of White Sox
Winning a Championship
With Much Weaker Team.
By HUGH FULLERTON.
Griffith Intends making the fight of
his life for a championship this sea
Bon. I wish him well and will pull
hard for him, but he hasn't the class.
He Is turning: every stone to add
strength to the team and is getting
more out of the spring training than
any of them in the way of studying
players. He has a swarm on his team
and part of them hopeless.
To start' with first base. Chick Gan-'
dll is a hugely overrated ball player.
He is a fair first baseman, but far
from being the wonder fans were led
to' sunnose last fall. He is an Im
proved man over what he was when
Chicago owned him. hits better and
does not swing as far, but X think the
pitchers will trim him down from .305
to about .270, where he belongs.
George McBride will be at short, a
classy, brainy, brilliant fellow who
never until' last season had a chance
to show it. He made up with the
ans and by his great work and field
leadership had them cheering Instead
of hooting him. McBride really Is a
great ball player.
Eddie Foster, the sensation of the
year at third in the American League,
will be back on the Job and complete
the Jnfleld except the second base
man,' over which position doubt still
exists. Griffith has enough men and'
some of them very-promising, but not
Woaderful Little Fellow.
Milan, one of the greatest outfielders
in the business, is in center. He is a
wonderful little fellow and has over
come the only fault he ever had. that
of overslldlng bases. He stole eighty
eight bases last season and was run
ning with good Judgment and more
confidence after the team started to
play real ball and help runners along
by covering them with hits wniie iney
I picked Milan. McBride, and Foster
to mention together not so much be
cause of the fact they are sure fixtures,
but because they had a remarkable
record last year, a record which helps
explain the great success of the team.
Each of- these three fellows played in
1H championship games not missing at
all. Think what a help It is to a club
to. have. its three best men always in
Morgan seems to have the call for
the aecond base lob. DUt mere are
others. Griffith has a bunch to select
from. crn though he has been mak
ing quick 'decisions and cutting loose
nlavers as fast as he finds them un
available and taking on others for
trial. Grift at least has smashed the
trvmit record and still is at It.
Morgan is a capable little fellow and
nnn iiCpK. to show a lot of improvement.
I am afraid Griff made, a bobble in cut
iin. Imu wnn-r wplehonce. a cracking
hitter and a tasfiaan. He showed a. lot
in the ninors, and Grill mignt nave
done better to look him over a muc
longer. However, he still has a raft
of them on hand. Griff seems sweet
on Areata and on Joe Gedeon
Taken altogether. Griff has his team
of last season with a lot of reserve
strength that he needed then and didn't
have. He presents a fast and clever
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Association Meeting Called for
Spalding's Store, When
Leagues Will Organize.
Infield and a fair- outfield. PUillnir the
question up to the pitchers and
Catchers All Right
The catchlne Btaff is all right, al
though Bitr Jack Henry's condition is a
problem. His knee, which troubled him
all last year and which he had opera
ted upon, is still troubling him, and he
submitted to runner iteauueni. jib aa
needed although the others' can go
Johnson, of course, will be the pitcher
and he is willing ana anxious to wont
-his head off to win. He Is due for an
other great season, and, with the Im
proved support he Is certain to get, he
ourfit to win better than .700 per cent
of his games. In big Cashion he has
an able assistant. Cashion is one or the
most nromislng Ditchers in the country.
and with the experience of last season
added he ought to be great.
Then Bob Groom Is touted as being at
his best. Groom really is a fine work
man, who never really had encourage
ment enough to do his best until last
season. Tom Hughes, the perennial.
Will be there, giving Griffith a re
liable quartet without counting on the
(fecrs. He has a swarm of helpers out.
Shanks. Sheer. Connolly. Allen. Mor-
ley well, if he hasn't sold them before
this gets into pnni, ne nag pieniy.
Griffith has a strong asset in Ger
many Schaefer, for "Schaef" makes one
of the ablest assistant managers In the
country and can straighten out trouble
Quicker than any man in the business.
He was an immense help to Jennings
when he was with Detroit, and last sea
son he was invaluable in keeping them
fighting it out to the end.
The team lacks class, but never for
get that the White Sox once won a
world's championship with a lot worse
Holds Wrestling Bouts.
There will be a wrestling carnival at
Clarendon, va., on Thursday night.
April 17. -
I American Association.
At Kansas City Louisville. 2; Kansas
At Et. Paul Columbus-St. Paul post
poned; wet grounds.
At Milwaukee Toledo - Milwaukee
At ' Minneapolis Indianapolis - Minne
apolis postponed; wet grounds.
Atlanta, B; Chattanooga, 1.
Birmingham, i; Nashville. 3.
Memphis, i: Montgomery. 1.
Mobile, 2; New Orleans, 0.
At Nashville Michigan University, 14;
Cotton States League.
Meridian. 6; Columbus. 3.
Jackson, 4: Clarksdale. 1.
Selma, 4; Pensacoia, Z.
Waco, 6; Dallas, 'A.
Galveston. ; Beaumont, 4. -FortWorth.
3; Austin. X
gas Antonio, 4; Houston, 2.
The association of amateur basebal
leagues will be present at a meeting
called for Monday night at Spall
ing's. according to Robert H. Young,
president of the ssociation. Plans for
organiationand. .the .usual routine
business of the leagues will be the
order of business.
At present there are five leagues In
the association, and at least three
more are expected to join. The Fed
eral Government and Central circuits
are looked for at the meeting Mon
day. Managers of the various league
teams are asked to bo present at the
Monday meeting. Players' contracts
are in the hands of the printer, and
Secretary Shurtleff expects to distri
bute them at the meeting.
The names of managers and players
of the various teams are asked by
Secretary Shurtleff. Presidents are
expected to bring the names in with
them at the meeting.
Manager Clark C. Griffith will be on
hand Monday night to give the ama
teur moguls a little talk. Griff was
elected member of the board of gov
ernors of the association of amateur
leagues, and has always had the in
terests of the amateurs at heart.
Wants Another Club
As soon as the Marquette League
schedules another amateur team for its
circuit in order to fill out Its roster, the
league will be ready to do business. The
Georgetown league has had applications
for two franchises ana wniie one was
filled by the Holy Name club at the
league meeting last night, another Is
Captain C. Eugene Edwards will call
another meeting of tbe league on Mon
day night at the National Guard Ar
mory, at which time the franchise will
be awarded to a suitable club applying.
More Team Expected
To Sign Next Monday
The Departmental League Is scheduled
to meet on Monday or Tuesday at which
time It Is expected that two or three
clubs which are seeking admission will
be granted franchises.
A meeting was called for yesterday,
but was postponed on account of the
failure of several members to attend.
At the next meeting it will be decided
as to whether the league will operate
with five or eight clubs.
Betts to Umpire.
Billy Betts, one of the most popular
umpires In the city, has rfgned to handle
the Indicator in the Railroad Y. M. C. A.
League this summer.
Last year Betts worked a while in the
Psnitnl City, and was switcneu to me
Capital Ulty, ana va,
J Stewart has ueen eiecicu manager
of "the "newly organized Cleveland Ath
letic Club. The Clevelands wish to meat
all teams averaging fourteen years of
ace. Games to be played on Sundays at
"30 or on week-day evenings at 5
o'clock. Address 11C9 Ninth street
The Yankee Athletic Club will play
tbe Holy Name nine on Sunday at 1
o'clock. Game will be played at
Twe'fth rtreet and Brookland avenue
Tanglewood Athletic Club Juniors
want ames with team averaging fif
teen years of age. Address" Herman
Altaian, 2224 F fclrcet northwest.
Holy Name Athletic Club team wants
gumes with qlghteen-ye-ir-old teams.
Address Joe Mutroe, 19 K street north-
Georgetown Authorities Decide
There Is No Room for Grid
It has been decided to call off the
spring practice for the Georgetown
football players, scheduled to start Mon
day at the Hilltop. There is not suf
ficient room for the gridiron athletes
while, the baseball and track teams are
occupying the available space.
Accordln- to present plans, the grid
iron candidates will report during the
first week In September, two weeks be
fore college gets under way. Capt.
Harry Costello and several other foot
ball men are working with the track
squad this spring and should report in
good shape In September.
To Accept Schedule.
The East Washington Sunday School
League will meet Wednesday night of
next week for the purpose of drawing
up a season's schedule of games. Con
nor. St. Clair, and Gardiner, who are
members of the league, will draw up
and submit a schedule. The meeting
will be held at the Ninth Street Chris
Stop Smoking and
Gain More Weight,
Says Doc Johnston
NEW ORLEANS. April 12.-"If
you are a skinny ball player and
want to take on a little flesh, cut
out smoking." Is the advice of Doc
Johnston, the Nap firstsacker. "I
tried it and found the plan a suc
cess." "L'p to two years ago I smoked
quite a bit. The best I could do on
a weighing machine was 152. Some
body told me to cut out the weed
and I took a chance. Since then I
have taken on eighteen pounds."
Pennsylvania 'Flyer Clips One
fifth of Second From Former
Record for Event. '
NEW YORK, April 12. A new indoor
record of X mlnute13 4-5 seconds for the
600-yard run was hung up today follow
ing the phenomenal showing by J. E.
Meredith, the Pennsylvanlan flyer, at
the Loughlln Lyceum games In the
Thirteenth Regiment Armory last night.
Meredith easily outclassed his field
and breasted the tape ten yards ahead
of Homer Baker, of the "New York A.
C. Dave Caldwell, of the Boston A. A..
was third. Meredith's performance
clipped one-fifth of a second off the rec
ord held by Abel Kivlat and Harry
longs; purse, $300; selling: four-year-olds
and up. Red Jacket, 105; Naughty
Rose, 107; Elsie Herndon. 100; Pretend.
105; Sweet Owen, 10S: Horace E 103;
Lord Wells, 10S: Haldeman. 115; Bel
fast. 112; Chilton Squaw, 110: Stelcllff.
109; Swarts Hill, 110: Royal Onyx, 112;
AI Schultz, the Highlanders' recruit
southpaw.-, has made a hit with Man
ager Chance. The youngster has good
curves and very good speed.
They Bay that Bobbv Veach, the
Tigers' recruit left fielder. Is a- better
man than either Davy Jones or Matty
Mclntyre, his predecessors.
Manager McGraw has pledged himself
to follow a hands-off policy in regard
to umpires again this year.
Now we see why Manager Callahan has
made an offer of 115,000 for Rube Old
ring, the hard-hitting outfielder of the
Athletics. The Rube has been death to
the minor league pitchers that te Ath
letics havo faced this spring.
Manager Hughla Jennings is wonder
ing whether his big twirler. Edgar Wll
lett, will deliver this year. The big
Kansas hurler has everything, but he
has had little success.
BUI Louden win most likely start the
season at second base for the Tigers
They are talking about having Man
ager Joe Birmingham, of the Naps,
sending Cy Falkenburg to the mound
against Ed Walsh in the opening game
of the season at Cleveland.
"Kill that gagi about some youngster
Inventing a new sort of curve." says
George Mullln. of the Tigers. "The
last curve has already been found, so
what chance Is there for a new curve
being brought out?"
The happiest man in tbe Highlanders'
camp Is. Business Manager Arthur Ir
win. Irwin, while scouting for tho
Yankees last year, had the- club sign up
Ray Keating, the Lawrence, Mass..
nhenonvand now the yflungster has been
showing his worth.
Hans Wagner says there is no truth
in the yarn that he Is going to dye his
Do you know there are five -. baseball
leagues- In Honolulu? Very good for a
Manager' Kelly, of ' Indianapolis, is
Baseman' Fred Luderus." but will retala
Scotty 'Ingerton. -no matter what hap
Ty -Cobb; tbe 'star hold-out of tha
Tigers, is a bit' 'heavier than usual.
Tyrus Is fifteen pounds-overweight;
. Manager Joe Tinker; has ordered aH
of his players to desist from smokuuc
until the end of the 1913 season.
Manager Birmingham says all of his
players will wear shin guards this sea
son. and spikes will .have no further
terror for them.
Detroit does not posses, a single la
fielder' who hit as "mueirasi.250. last sea
son. All of the Tigers' batting lie tB.
the outer garden. "l
"Gunboat" Smith Can't
Knock Out Opponent
NEW YORK. April 12. The mighty
right arm of "Gunboat" Smith was al
most useless today from his efforts In
knocking down George Rodel, the South
African, ten times during their ten
round bout last night before the Forty
fourth Street Sporlng Club. At that
Smith went through the buslnest tin
rounds he has fought since he sprang
Into the pugilistic limelight. He was
easily the master of his opponent, hut
Rodel's recuperative powers enabled
him to stick to the finish.
Rodel did not show much knowledge
of the boxing game, but his strength
was remarkable. He spent most of his
time on the floor, but was always able
to scramble to his feet and carry the
battle to Smith. In the last two rounds
he actually was the aggressor, and had
Smith giving ground before his bull-like
Smith's stock fell considerably in the
estimation of the fans. He has llttlo cr
no defense for a left-hand Jab, and
Luther McCarty should have an easy
time Jabbing his head off.
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