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THE WASHINGTON TIMES, THURSDAY, APRIL 17: IMS.
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Griffith Says He Has No Intention of Letting Catcher Egan Go to Baltimore
GRIFFITH DENIES
EGAN IS RELEASED
"Old Fox" Insists That He Has Not Yet Let Go His String on
Young Catcher, and .That Connie Mack Has
' . Not Sent Him to Baltimore.
HUGHE HIGH IS
GREAT PERSEVERcK
Missed His Supper So He Could Play Ball and Worked Durtog
Lunch Hour So That He Might Get to
Diamond Earlier.
Archaeologists Unearth Evidence of Prehistoric Game
By "SENATOR."
NEW YORK. April 17. "The report
from Ehiladelphla that Connie Iack
has released' Ben Egan to the Baltimore
club Is Incorrect." said Manager Grif
fith this morning. "I have yet to -waive
claim to this plajer. He Is not going
to get away from me while I think I
may need him to. help out my ball club.
They must have put it over on me
while I was asleep, if they got Egan
out of this league. That story is
wrong." v
Jack Dunn, manager of the Balti
more Orioles, has been trying to get
Egan for his team. Last week he paid
a visit to Washington for a talk with
Manager Griffith, trying to get his per
mission to let the player out of the
American League. However, in the
present condition of the- Climbers'
catching staff, Griffith declined to
waive.
TJie strength ; or weakness of the
Climbers behind" the bat this season will
be shown conclusively within a feu
days. Today John' Henry who has been
on jthe hospital list since last season, Is
expected to get a thorough trial In a
regular game, catching his old side
partner,. Bob Groom. If Henry goes
throigir today's test successfully, Mana
ge.1 Griffith will then think about letting
Egan leave this league.
Before leaving the Capital Manager
Crlffith presented his ten- days' notica
of '.release "to Jack Egait the semi-pro
backstop, and to Bob Austin, the Wes
leyan College southpaw twirler. both of
whom- were-given trials with the Climb
ers this spring. Griffith has been try
ing to land berths for both these young
players but has failed.
All New York, from the nethermost
ends of Brooklyn to thepurlleus of far
away Bronx, is prepared, today to give
Frank Leroy Chance, Peerless Leader,
a welcome to live long in the memory
of all fortunate enough, to be within the
tpacious 'confines of the Polo Grounda.
.Long a detested villain in the minds of
the Xcw Yorker. Chance baa become ft
hero merely by shifting his allegiance
from Chicago to the greatest city in the
"Western Hemisphere littlr old New
York.
Gotham yearns for a winner. Hal
Chase, given the nucleus of a good team
by George Stallings, tried and failed.
Some say that Hal was too good-hearted
to use the iron hand. Anyway, he
failed, and Immediately ttecame anath
ema. Last year chubby Harry Wolverton
was wished upon the New York club.
He had forgotten major league tactics
through 'long service in the bushes.
He experimented and experimented, but
got" nowhere. He failed. If his continual
experimenting would not have brought
"his downfall, his extreme hard luck
would anyway. There were times when
the Yankees positively resembled a
class C team. So Harry failed, and
moved on to California.
Johnson Steps In.
Ban Johnson, archon of the American
League, realized that to make baseball
leally reach its height of .prosperity,
he must put a winning club into New
York Fortunately for him his arch
enemy, "Chattering" Charlie Murphy.
!oss of the Cubs and general disturber
of baseball, picked on his manager.
Murphy knew that Chalice's contract
was about to end. He knew, too, that
the contract required Murphy to keep
his hands off the team. So Murphy, in
order not to tie- himself up to any such
a contract in the future, picked a quar
rel with the man who had won pennants
and world's titles for the West Side
team in Chicago. And that was where
tan Johnson stepped in.
Chance did not hesitate to replv to
Murphy In the latter"s own terms.
When Murphy lied. Chance called him
a. liar. Both men kept the wires blaz
ing with their messages. Finally Chance
decided to quit the diamond, going to
his orange groves In California. He
had done his work. He had made a
winner out.of a team generally doped to
finish third or worse. But his retire
ment was not to be long. Ban Johnson
got busy.
"I must have a winning team in New
York," thpught Ban Johnson. "Tnc
team looks good now on paper. It
lacks a driver. I'll get Chance." And
he did.
Frank Farrell. the quiet owner of the
Yankees, stood ready to pour his money
AMERICAN LEAGUE.
Baseball Standings
Standing of the Clubs.
W. L.
Fhlladelphia .............. 2 0
Washington 1 0
Chicago 4 -
Cleveland 3 2
Ft. Louis ....r..... ...... 3 6
New York 1 -
BcMon ........ I
L'etroit 1 4
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Today's Games.
Washington at New York.
Boston at Philadelphia.
Cleveland at Chicago.
St. Louis at Detroit.
Tomorrow's Games.
Washington at New York.
St. Louis ut Detroit.
Cleveland at Chicago.
Boston at Philadelphia.
Yesterday's Results.
Philadelphia-Washington, wet grounds.
New York-Boston Rain.
Cleveland, 2; Detroit. 1.
Chicago, 3; St. Louis, 2.
NATIONAL LEAGUE.
Standing of the Clubs.
w. L. Pet.
Boston ....'. 1 !
Ft Louis - 1 'Vu
Brooklyn 2 J -W7
Cincinnati' ....:.'. 2 1 .WZ
Pittsburgh 2 2 .oO)
Chicago 2 2 .500
Philadelphia 1 1 -500
New York ......j. 0 3 .WW
TodayV Games.
New York at Boston.
Cinclr.riatf afPittsbugh.
Chicago at St. Louis.
Tomorrow's Games.
New York at Boston.
Philadelphia at Brooklyn.
Cincinnati at 'Pittsburgh.
Chicago at St. LouU.
'Yesterday's Results.
nncwnati.:SC Louis, 0.
Brooklyn-New York Rain.
: Boston RtFhllftde'jMa-.Wet -ground.
V f
nut in order to brine a winner to this
city. He knows that he will get It all
back, if he gets a winner for a slnglo
season. New York likes a winner and
Farrell is a New Yorker.
i Chance Signs Up.
All you.fans'remember the excitement
In baseball1 circles last winter when
Chance -was hesitating about slgnln?
his contract to manage the Yankees.
The afternoon papers in this little old
town actually got out extras .about the
varlous'niovements of Johnson, Chance
and Farrell in Chicago. At last the
former chieftain of the Cubs agreed.
New York tossed up Its hat and yelled.
At last it was to have a winner.
The writer was here in February the
night Chance was introduced to his
brother managers of the American
League. It was positively amusing to
look at Frank Tarrell. He acted as If
he had found a -prize. He actually be
lieved he had made It possible for the
American League to have a pennant
w Inner here merely by obtaining Chance
t6 whip his undoubted stars into shape
and make they play Chance baseball.
Today New York hopes to assure
Chance. In no. unmistakable terms of
the warmth 'of his support. For six
weeks' the -fans of the metropolis read
of the.practlce sunts of the Yankees In
Bermuda. Tbey could hardly wlthstrain
themselves until the Broadway boys
'should -return. Finally they left the
steamer-ln the North, river and played
over in Brooklyn- Despite the bad wea
ther the new- stadium of Charlie Eb
bctts was packed to the fences.
That game in Brooklyn, though,
was a mere exhibition. It did not
have the tang of the real thing. Today
It's the real thing at the Polo Grounds.
The toughest opponent possible, the
"Washington Climbers, have been chosen
to open the season here. There will bo
plenty of tang to this battle today. And
the fans know It.
Celebration Planned.
A big celebration has been planned by
the fan. Of court, the usual band
concert Ill keep the fans happy for
the hour before the curtain goes up.
Along about the time tho umpires show
up to order tha.athletes to get down to
business and abolish the fandangos, the
Tammany Juniors, a baseball team
made up of boys under fifteen years
of age, will march upon the field, bear
ing upon their shoulders an Immense
floral baseball, a gift to Manager
Chance from the well-wishing fans.
This floral ball will be the largest
ever seen, ten feet In diameter. It will
be covered with floral autographs of
many of the best-known fans in Great,
er New York. Members of the Calumet,
Friars, Lambs, and Knickerbocker
clubs, all followers of our great na
tional pastime, have united In making
thla floral ball the greatest ever.
Joe Humphries, whoje stentorian
tones are known wherever large throngs
are to be addressed, will march to the
plate and tell the. fans that this base
ball, a token of the best wishas of New
York's fandom, Js for Manager Frank
Leroy Chance. Ha will also extend to
the Peerless Leader the very best
wishes of the fans for a successful sea
son on the diamond.
There isn't much need for tho Wash
ington fans to be told that the Yan
kees have a good team. Most of Wash
ington was at the Florida avenue ball
yard last Thursday wh-?n Walter John
son had to work his arm off to keep
the fighting Yankees at bay. They
know that Chance has worked the al
most impossible, made his team a fight
ing aggregation.
BASEBALL NOTES
Manager Evers. of the Cubs, has ship
ped Pitcher Sutcllffe to the New Lon
don team, of the Eastern Association.
Manager Callahan, of the White Sox,
figures that Pitcher Benz is 50 per cent
stronger'than he was last year.
, The Cincinnati club lost quite a bunch
of money bj being compelled to cancel
exhibition games on-account of the
flooded condition of the ball yard.
The St. Joseph team hung one on
"Big Ed" Walsh in an exhibition game
the other day. when they drove the
"Big Moose" to the woods in six in
nings. The Athletics pitching btaff looks to
be some staff -Kith the youngsters. Wye.
koff, Durning and Bush helping out
Bender, Coombs, Plank and Brown.
Pitcher George Foster, who is show
ing his winning ways with the cham
pion Red Sox. was once with the
Browns, and last season the star heaver
of the Houston, Tex., team.
Wilbur Schardt. the former Brookljn
twirler, is back in the American Asso
ciation, being a member of the Indian
apolis team. Two years ago ho was a
star with the Milwaukee team.
A number of baseball critics claim
that the outfield of both the Giants
and the Athletics are woefully Weak.
The season Is early yet. A little later
we will seo what we will ry.
, Bert Aunts, who has been in the Cen
tral League for the past ten years,
first as owner of the South Bend team
and later as owner of the Grand Rap
ids franchise, has retired from the
game.
Connie Mack doesn't think that Wash
ington will cut much of a caper in the
American League pennant race. Either
tho Rca Sox or the Athletics will at
tend to the winning stuff this season,
according to Connie.
Pitchers "Lefty James and "Lcftv"
George are team mates on the Toledo
club, ot the American Association.
These two southpaws will be n gnat
help to the Mud Hens In their wade
through the A. A. circuit.
With a bunch of bjpj league rtrranp,
including Dave Altlzcr. Jim Dclehanl,
Jim Williams. I lobe Ken-in, Groige
Browne. Claude Rossman. Roy Patter
son and Rube Waddell. the Minneapo
lis Millers look like an "Old Home
Week" ball team.
Announce Line-Up.
Manager Robinson, of the Yankee A.
C, today announced the following line
up which will in et the Rough Rlrieis
at Slxtenth street and Columbia road.
In a double-header, next Sundaj . A. Zol
trow. right field. W. Wlttc, third base;
S. Gottlelb, shortftop; W. Cafrltz. sec
ond base; J. Levltan, first baxe, Abe
Krltt, catcher; W. llaisllp. catcher, C.
Currle. left field; Earl OwenB. center
field; W. Bowman, pitcher; L. Goldberg,
pltcbar,
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SINGLES AND
Frank Leroy Chance.
(Upon the occasion of his Welcome Home to New York.)
L. old Pal here' "Welcome Let other ntart (he Jubilee
home" Or kirk In Tilth the ravine clierr
p.
Escaped from jondrr AVcutern Tyrej
Aero the drift of April- uloiim
For )on ne nmlte th- laurrlril lyre;
No epic fit of cherrlnc lillnii
Nor olive vtrcalh athwart jonr brow
-We'd rather let'it ko at this
"Here's Hon.'J
Our only regret is that Charles Webb Murphy is not in New York to
understand a bit more fully what a good many thousands think of the man
that put Murphy on the map. But on second thought he will likely draw
an inkling of how several folks feel toward Chance when the P. L. leads his
Yanks into the South Side corral in Chicago. This date should be a grand
little opening for Mr. Murphy to use in blowing himself to an extended
Eastern tour.
By Way of
As the situation stands now the best scheme at hand would be to call
off the schedule for a while and send the clubs back for another stretch
of spring training. Only think of how many tons of hogsheads of the grand
old "pink" have been washed out since the middle of last week. A good
many of the earnest athletes have about forgotten how to put on their
gloves or whether right field is back of first base or behind the catcher.
Last season we drew a rough winter and a raw March. April and the
league opening was worse.
This season we drew a mild winter and a balmy March. And April has
been worse than ever. Judging from these advance conditions, magnates,
Vean Gregg Is Best
In Pitching Duel
CLEVELAND, Ohio, April 17 Vean
Gregg is better than George Mullln
today In the opinion of those who taw
the battle yesterday in which the
Cleveland southpaw came off best by
a 2 to 1 score. Gregg failed to allow
a hit until the nfth Inning.
Manager Birmingham .scored both of
the runs for his team, the llrst on a
successful squeeze play. liufch gave a
great exhibition at tdiort for the
Tigers. The score by innings
It. H. E
Naps 00001010 X 2 6 1
Tigers 00000001 0 1 5 1
Batteries Gregg and Land; Mullln
and Stanage.
Georgetown Will Play
Harvard Team
Today
Georgetown will play Harvard -University
on tin- Hilltop this afternoon
in their annual engagement. The Har
anl team -orn-s down later than the
other colleges this spring and is ex
pected to be in better trim. Several
games were i ailed off during the la&t
week on ac ount of the weather.
f'oarh Frank Sexton has the Crlnihon
well In hand and Is expecting to give
Georgetown the best game of the sea
son. Eelnle will pitch for Georgetown
while Harvard will probably use Sam
Kelton. the crack football player. In the
box.
Ring Experts Say
McCarty Is Better
PHILADELPHIA. April 17. Luther
McCarty carried the pcnlp of Klreman
Jim Fljnn when he left hero toduy. At
the Olympic A. A. last night he cut tJ'e
Pueblo man to rllilioii.i in a six-round
bout. That Mr-Cartv did tint srore a
knockout was due to tho fact that
FI.Min covered up. not caring to swap
punches with his upponent
King experts who miw the conqueror
of Al Palzer expressed the opinion that
he has Improved wonderfully since his
first fights In the East.
Cardinals Blanked.
CINCINNATI. Apill 17. -Pitcher
George Johnson and Fielder Bob Ilesch
cr were the hcroc of Cincinnati's 5 to 0
defeat of the St.' liuls Cardinals.
Johnson allowed imt three hafctles on
his delivery while Bescher. rushing
from one end of the garden to the other,
put out seven plaeis.
Line-up and summary.
U.H.E.
Cincinnati 0 2 3 0 0 0 05 S 0
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 0 00 3 4
Batteries Johnbon and ClvKe, Ferret,
Hunt and WtMo.
Wo Knidge no -.ocallstlc plen
Though It utionld split an aching earl
nut vthrtber Fate shall lift you np
Or brenk for you the olive liuticb
Still, at the Trail's end, tilt the cup
"Here's Horr.
Suggestion.
ALL GAMES TODAY
Scene of Every Big League Con
test Is One of Sunshine and
Fair Weather.
Practically nil of the big league teams
and those of the minors which wero
slated to open their season today will
get a chance to play, according to the
weather dope sent out this morning.
The delaed opening of the Intorna
nlonal League will take place together
with tho Fchcdulcd openings of the
South Atlantic and the Virginia State
leagues. From nil over the country
weather reports show that for tho llrst
time since the season opened all of the
teams will be able to enjoy something
akin to real baseball weather.
The ruin during the past week has
kept both American and National
leagues idle, has postponed the opening
of the International circuit, and has
lost thousands of dollars for the club
magnates.
Since April 10 the opening of tho two
major leagues hardly a game has been
played under a cloudless sky, those In
the West being played between showers
or uniler dark, cloudy weather condi
tions. East and West today enjoy sun
shine of the K0 per cent kind doled out
by the weather man.
WEATHER PERI TS
ARROW
SHIRTS
cIfte Spring Styles
await inspection at your
dealers H? and up
CLUETT. PEABODY O COuIncMakeM. Troy. N.Y.
BUNTS
knowing what they are likely to get
aa iven eiiuci yuaiuuue iuu upuj.ius
into the middle or the Atlantic for
Griff, on Wednesday, had to call the roll of his troop to see if anyone
was missing. The Old Fox has almost forgotten that he was managing a
club in the time that had elapsed since his first battle.
K. H. Walter Johnson was born in Humboldt, Kan.. Is twenty-four
years old. is 6 feet 1 Inches in height and weighs 190 pounds. He should
be good for about ten more years or maybe a dozen.
We should know a good bit more about Connie's outlook when the
crafty Mr. Mack begins to unfurl Messrs. Wickoff, Bush, Pennock. etc., be
fore big league firing. If his youngsters look as good under a further
test as they looked against the Thillies there will be quite an upheaval
necessary before the Athletics are blocked away from the top of October's
heap. There's no question about the rest of the club if he can show a clus
ter of larvae properly equipped to help out Coombs, Bender, and Plank.
The Red Sox this season may whale the padding out of the Yanks at
several spots along the trail, but they have about given up the hope of
wrenching off nineteen out of twpnty-one games as they did last year. It
took Frank Chance two starts against the Champs to nick his first victory
from them, where Harry Wolverton traveled Into his fifteenth battle vs.
Stahl before cracking the deadlock of defeat Something of a difference,
as such things go.
Gunboat Smith is still In the offing, but there appears to be a small
dent in his armor plate. Also the essence of a wrap to one of his fourteen
Inch guns.
Courage, readers, we arc likley to hear from Mr. LIpton again any mo
ment. We know how the strain is telling on you, but the cable wires even
now may be singing with another manifesto in the way of additional news
Eddie Gicotte Proves
Baumgardner's Master
ST. LOl'IS. Mo., April 17 George
Baumgardncr has fallen In the estima
tion of the St. Louis fans today, having
succumbed to the White Sox and Eddlo
Clcotte's pitching. The knuckle ball
fllngcr proved 'oo much for Baumgard
ncr, allowing but four hits and winning
by 3 to 2.
The Browns made a strong bid In tho
ninth. But Clcotte proved to bo too
strong, and went the route to the entile
satisfaction of Manager Jimmy Calla
han. The score b innings:
B. II. E
White Sox 0 010000023 9 2
Browns o o n ft l o o o I 2 1 1
Batteries White Sox. Clcotte and
Schalk; Browns, Baumgardnep and Ag
ue w.
Joe Turner Scores
Victory Over Willard
SAN ANTONE. Tex.. April 17.-Joo
Turner, of Washington, amazed the
population of this citv b defeating
Judd Wilaiil. the German wildcat. In
two sl.alght falls. The bout was M.iged
at the Darling Theater before several
At rnltni 'I' t liArn '..
thousand fans, who declared that Turn
er Is a hensatlon on the mat.
The lirst fall came after one hour
and seven minutes of hard work, by
means of the Hying crotch hold. Turner
got the second fall In thlity seconds.
Turner is today en route for Charlotte,
where he wrestles tonight He then
goes to Washington for a bout Friday
night.
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By
Grantland Rice
through this section ot April, mightlfe pounVs tttLSfKI
auair or Bwiiuu uuur training camp
proper conditioning.
T
Middleweight Match With Jim
Poulois Takes Place at Gay
ety Tomorrow Night.
Joe Turner, tho middleweight boy, of
Washington, who will go on at the
Gayety Theater tomorrow night against
Jim Poulois, the Greek, is down to the
middleweight limit, as he agreed to bo
In the articles he signed with Poulois.
It Is one of the stipulations of the
articles of agreement that both nthletea
slii.ll weigh In at matldo within the
middleweight limit, and Turner found
little difficulty reducing himself to the
icquired weight. During today and to
morrow. Turner will rest for his meet
ing tomotrow with PouloK He will
take Just enoush exercise to keep him
self In proper condition for the fray
, m" -
and enough for mm to neep from go-
1 . . .. .. . ...
.mong me lirceic iraternity in this
cltv there Is much discussion as to Pou
lois" ablllt to defeat Turnei. The
tribesmen of the vlsltinq athlete have
all kinds of confidence In him. and .-ome
muiiey l"S IIKU1 IVJ il ur ium on.
tho outcome of the majih. Neither
wrestltr has much boasting to do be-!
fore he goes on the mat. Their renu- '
tatlons are well known for being hard
workers, and all that can be assured
the fans is that iaih will do his best
to win.
Havre de Grace
RACES
Six llnrr.i Hall;.
From April 1 t Mny 1, Incluslte.
ADMISSION:
Grand Stand and Paddock $1.50
Ladies $1.00
Special tralim I cine I nlon Sta
tion, n. A O. lilt.. 11:00 n. m.;
Prnu. Kit., 12:10.
Fare: Round Trip, $1.50
TURNER DOWN TO
THE PROPER WEIGH
CHATTANOOGA. Tenn.. April 17.-Thts
Is a story of a young man who literally
would rather play baseball than eat.
Y:ou often have heard people use the
expression that they preferred sorae
tnlrg" else to taking their meals, but
when It comes to a showdown, they prob
ably were not slow In lining up for the
march toward the dining room. There
Is one Tiger, however, who repeatedly
has missed his supper In order that he
might have more time to devote to the
national pastime.
Hughlc High Is the name of this ath
lete who found more pleasure In play
ing baseball on an empty stomach than
in doing any thing else after a feast
Not only did he endure the pangs ot
hunger In order to engage In the sport,
but assimilated many a parental licking
for cutting meals besides.
He's a Perseverer.
Mr. High is what might be termed a
persevering person. When he makes-up
his mind to do anything he Just natu
ally goes and does It. Until this par
ticular object Is accomplished, he is
-deaf, dumb, and blind, except where
ncarlng, speaking, or seeing win ncip
fcim to attain that which he desires. It
so happens that he was. bitten by the
baseball germ early. Ii life, and from
that time onj his .world has revolved
around the game. -
The little fellow was not fortunate
enough to be able to devote his entire
attention to baseball, however. His
parents decided that he had to bo use
ful and ornamental at the same time.
so he went to work learning the plum
ber's trade. Just whv he selected this
fintMlno linn .. Iiav, ihn.. -a . Rn TTiitTtV
occupation when there are so many
openings for good burglars and porch
climber Is not apparent. Possibly he
uian t like the Idea of worKing -nsnis,
mu ngurea mat ne coma Bet jusi ia . .,r voune- and have nlpntv nt
much mon, nn.l mnp rtMrillar SWlbV'i,, ' ?m. ?"R an. "aV" P'enly
1 a T ., . . . z -- I
i",,, w ...... ....... ;---j-,.,i v.;. ! me ana snouin i tan to maxe gooa
holding people up In the da'nie b up here thte 8prtnR wW not be'dJsSnr
means of the pipe-wrench and the .aEC(3. It Js aHblf; Jump rrom the Coa.
molten lead. J necticut to the American League or
ai. .L.0UI8 is nig" a nouie aiiu iu"
m -l m-l 1... .
I -iiouna uity worK eignt nours a uay, aau naa last season.'
'do tnost piumDers cisewnere. tnisg.e3
I jie-ji one uvur ior ai.kuai tuv 4u
seven for going back to the shop after
their tools. Naturally, with eight houw
sliced right out of the daylight, Mr. 1
High did not have very much tlmj left
for ball jjlaylng, but he found that by
passing up his supper he could ?t in
about an hour's work on the lots in the
baseball months.
Quit Earl To Play. .
Also he managed to quit half an
hour earlier in the evening by taking
only thirty minutes for dinner at noon
Instead of sixty. Then, of course. Sun
days and holidays, he did not have to
work, unless there was some special
Job, which meant overtime pay and
more money to be spent for balls, bats,
and gloves. ,
The young plumber played hard in the
short time allowed him to enjoy the
frame, and bis nrntielenev attracted th
attention of some of the Trolley j
leaguers. Finally he attained the proud
position of a member of one ot the
Trolley League clubs, and thereafter he
lived Just for the Sundaybattles In that
flourishing semi-professional circuits
By this time hia people had given
up the Idea of weaning him away from
baseball, and instead of bestowing a
licking on mm whenever he missed
supper, they began to read the papers
Monday morning to find out what Hugh
had done In the Sabbath battles. They
still predicted that he would come to
no good end. but were glad, since he
Insisted on being a ball player, that
he was a good one.
After r cnunle of Season In the '
Trolley League, he was signed by the
Hartford club. Of the Connecticut
Connecticut
League, where he played In 1311 and
1912. coming to the Tigers from that
outfit last fall.
He still works at the plumbing busl-
ness In the fall and winter months and
holds a union Journeyman's card. They
say that he can melt lead with all the
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when he gets the tongs on It.
likes Plumbing Business.
x Hugh believes that he has- Rejected,
a good business, for he'polnts out tluf
plumbers are able to work winter as
summer regardless of weather, walls
many other similar trades aw limited"
in their activity by climatic condition.
Although he doesn't say so, it Is sus
pected that he tolls nil fall putting fet
plumbing and then spends the winter!
repairing his handiwork, this being sx,
system that gets a heavy play wlttc
the open-work boys.
When not learning to wipe joints
or swipe the ball, Hughle managed
to find time to give himself a 'fair
education. He attended night grada
school and night high school after
It grew too dark to see the -horse-hide,
and In the cold months when
there waa no outdoor pastlmlng.
and was so conscientious with his
lessons that he makes a very cred
itable appearance In conversation. In
fact, he has often been taken for a;
college man.
The little outfielder declines to to
vctrted about the irospect of his being
beaten to the Tigers utility Job by
Ray PowelL
"If Powell can beat me. I'll be th
first one to congratulate him,' said
High. "He is a fine ball player and a
fine fellow, and there will be no hard
feelings on my part whichever way our
iignt tor regular JOD wun me Detroit
club mav turn out. I know that I still
have a lot to learn about' baseball, and
! Lr T am ent to the International
LCdfi
eague to learn It. will not be the least
b'.t sore. I'll trv mv best to make rkm
wherever they shift me and by doing
that may be able to get another chance
in tnc wg league next year.
I even to the. International anrt vli i-h.
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Terminal Tourney
- Following are the duckpln bowlers
who will meet In the down-and-out
tournament at the R. R. Y. M. C A.
alleys tonight:
Truan. Marks. Towles. Triplett, War
then. Walton. Handy. Williams. Week
lv. Truan. 336: Handy. ,221: and War
then. 316. were the high men in' laat
night's rolling. - .
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APRIL 18 to MAY 1
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leaving Washington 11:00 a. m., which
leaving Washington 11:00 J
, will stop at Race Course
! passengers. Returning:
will leave Race Course
i will stop at Race Course to discharge
J passengers. Returning: Special train'
s will leave Race Course immediately
v after races, connecting at Baltimore
with. Train No. 527 leaving ML Royal'
! Sta. 6:51 p. m., Camden Sta.. 6:30 p. ta
arriving Washington 7:2a p. m.
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