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THE WASHINGTON TBIES, WEDJfESDAY. JULY S, 1914.
Ban Johnson Fails to Reprimand Manager Clark Griffith ,
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JUST IN THE WAY OF TAKING A SLANT AT BASEBALL AFFAIRS
BAN JOHNSON FAILS TO
A LITTLE OF EVERYTHING.
By "BUGS" 3AER.
MENTION FORFEITURE OF
CONTEST TO ATHLETICS
The terrific struggle between tho
Naps and Yanks for last place was '
stalled by rain.
While It Was Thought Mogul Would Bawl Out Clark Griffith.. No '
The Yankees are managing Frank
Chance very successfully.
Harry Nelly, who handled the gats r
receipts for the Kansas City Feds,
almost lost an eye in looking for them.
Such Action Has Been Taken Believed He Will Not
:!eed Protest Made by Washington Club.
By THOMAS KIRBY.
"Suspension on Schaefer and your-
I elf raised."
This Kpnt"nep slirned by Ban John-
c . 1a thai nnlv thine that Clark Grif-
t Uj has received from Chicago anent
t in forfeiture of a welt aKO last I'Tl-
fy at Shlbe Park. While there -were
t r. -nrMlIctlnns that the nresldent or
i le league Intended to continue the bar
er that has held back we manager 01
t n Nationals, it was expected that
J ihen he dlr raise the suspension there
would be at least a public reprimana
Arth. mnttpr nnw stands the trouble
f Philadelphia appears to be a closed
icldent. As we pointed out in these
nlumns at the time any belated pro-
st about Chill making a mistake in
c allinc "balls" on Engel when It should
ave been "balks." woud no preval.
empaints of this sort must be made
s the time the aeged offense takes
r ce, so it woud seem that Johnson nas
en consistent in the stand he nas
' ken In declining to honor the ob
ctlon that was forwarded from here
'er four days of deliberation.
The forfeited game will. In all prob
iflty, endure, leaving the Washington
hlladelphia count stand 7 to In favor
the Athletics for the season, thus
In the ninth Inning of yesterday's
t sme Leary punched a grounder to-
ards second which Kay Morgan
gathered In with apparently plenty
time to throw out the runner. When
t did not make the play to Gandll
e second baseman astonished the
owd and there was no end of dls
sslon of why he faltered when he
ad such a chance to complete the
The explanation came today when It
as learne dthat Morgan was not pre-
ared to make the play for when he
.ot the ball in his glove it rolled
round and he could not get a grasp
n it with his right hand to make
'he throw I t should have been
t ored as an error.
Joe Sugden. who is to the Browns
what Jack Ryan is to the Griffs, is
ow touring the Middle West to in
spect a couple of young catchers who
ave been recommended to Branch
Through the Interference of rain yes
terday, stopping every game schedulad
except the one here, the tension in the
American League race Is today greater
than ever. The Nationals are now but
half a game behind Detroit, the Tigers
are but forty-four points in the ruck ol
'he Athletics, Chicago is but thirteen
chlnd Washington, while but seven
points separate Boston and St. Louis in
he struggle for the leadership of the
second section of the maddening strug
gle on the Johnsonian loop.
If the Grlffmen can win today and
'fie phlladelphlans are able to set bacn
Eetrolt. this evening will find Washing
ton In the runner up position.
"With their chief released from his
prison and once more in good stand
ng. those Nationals went out yesterday
with renewed confidence and gave the
St Louis Browns one of the worst
trounclngs of the season here. The
tcore of 7 to 2 does not actually dem
onstrate what a trimming was handed
out to the men from the state of visible
demonstration, for there was not a
me after the opening inning that the
Nationals were not monarchs of all
They Jumped on Bill James in the
second, and by simply slaughtering the
ball, drove themselvee to the front
through the medium of a four run
lead. This bombardment was too much
to James was yanked out and Walter
Leverenz was sent in In the hope of
Keeping th Griffs in check. Lever
ii got his In the fourth Inning, when
he was pounded all over the field for
hree more runs, but he was allowed to
remain on the rubber urUl the eighth
ihen the substitution of a hitter forced
h change in the box arid young Taylor
pitched the final session.
"While the St. Louis slabblsts were
having their troubles, Yancey Wyatt
Avers was going along in a manner
befitting the present excellent condition
of the Washington pitchers. The Vir
ginia physician never looked better
pine he has worn Gnrflthlan spangles.
Vp to the seventh, but two men had
gotten to first and both of these were
on gifts. Neither survived long
enough to break the succession of
blanks that Ayers was piling up, and it
was not until two were out In the sev
enth, when Leary shoved a single In
to right, that St. Louis got what even
looked like a hit. Up to that time
but thrice had the Browns been able
to get the ball beyond the Inner defense
of the Grlffmen and these were equal
ly divided among Shanks, Milan and
As a matter of fact. Ayers was such
a domlnent figure that he robbed the
game of Qractlcally all of its excite
ment and the principal interest of the
crowd was centered Jn the grand per
formance of the twlrler.
ten's speed got him over In time to make
a great catch.
The idea of getting away to such a
flvlng start seemed to affect the Judg
ment of the Nationals in the second
Inning, and Mneller and Shanks each
perished by taking what appeared to be
unreasonable chances on the paths.
But the game was won. so what's the
use. Bill, what's the use?
We are now told that Dutch Schaefer
has adopted a moth as the club mas
cot The next thing we will hear will
be that they nre lalsing cigarette plants
In the outfield or the club has been
Invited out to hunt welsh rarebits.
The second inning was opened, from
t Washington standpoint, when Chick
Gandll whaled the ball against tho
right field wall for a triple. Shanks
banged out a single In the same gen
eral direction putting Gandll over, but
was out at second in -trying to stretch
the single Into a double. An infield hit
put Morgan on. and then McBrlde walk
ed. Henry came through with a dou
ble that netted a run. and Moellcr
cleaned up with another hit. Foster
put Moeiler as far as third, but tho
front runner was nipped off third.
In the fourth the NatlonMs n.ade
three more on a pass to Morgan. Mc
Brlde's sacrifice, and Ayers" attempted
sacrifice, which Leary Junto'.ed up, and
a double bv Foster.
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eighth, when Clarence Walker was sent
In in the emergency anu aiu iu
is suffering from a strained ankle, so
YTT...U.. ...,.. In in ilin fnr him. and
stole second and third unmolested, and
came in on Shotten's single.
In the ninth St. Louis got another
tally on hits by Howard and Leary and
a passed ball.
THE BOX SCORE:
0 0 0
Totals... aun 7 1
Shotten.cf.. 4 14
C. Walker 1
Totals... 32 8 2416 I
Batted for Lav an in eighth.
tBatted for Leverenz In eighth.
Washington OW 300 00 7
St Louis 000 000 0112
Runs Gandll. Morgan (2), McBrlde. Henry
(2), Ayers, Leary, Wares. Left on bases
National. 3; St, Louis. 6. .First base on
balls Off James. 1; off Leierenz. 3; off Tay
lor, 1. oft Ayers, 3. Innings pitched By
James. I 2-3; by Leverenz. s 1-3: by Taylor.
1; by Ayers. 7: by Bentley, 2. Hits made
Off James, 6; off Leverenz, 5- oft Ayers, 1:
off Bentley. 4 Struck out By James. 1; by
Leverenz, I, by Taylor. 1. by Ayers. S: by
Bentley. 4. Three-base hit Gandll. Two
base hits Henry. Foster. Pratt Sacrifice
hits Gandll. McBride. Moeiler. Ayers. Stolen
bases Milan McBrlde. Wares (21. Double
' plays McBrlde to Morgan to Gandll; Ieary
(Unassisted) 1'assed ball Henry, umpires
Messrs, Ecan and Evans. Time of same 1
hour and SO minutes.
JACK DUNN ELLS
PLAYERS TO REDS
Derrick and Twombley Go to
Herzog, and Cree Is Turned
Over to Frank Chance.
Ayers had done so well that as soon
us he was hit in the seventh Griffith
allowed him to finish that inning, and
then pent Johnny Bentley to the front.
The game by this time was sewed up
and, while Bentley was hit four times
and the Browns made two runs, his
performance was good enough to hold
the victory that had been started
through the combination of the pitch
ing, of Ayers and the slugging of the
other members of the team.
Aside from the actual play there were
two incidents that drew forth from the
crowd sincere applause. It is most un
usual for baseball fanatics to make a.
friendly demonstration for umpires bur
when Billy Evans and Jack EUan walk
ed on that field yesterday the people
in the Etand cheered them as no other
umpires have ever befroe been received
here. The idea of the Nationals working
without the restraint of Chill and Sheri
dan was a relief.
The next cheering of real moment
came when Clark Griffith and Herman
Schaefer went to the coaching lines.
Jt was a fine tribute to these two and
showed the confidence that ttill ex
ists in the two since the forfeiture of
a. week ago last Friday.
When the Nationals saw they were
to win there was no end of enthusiasm
among the players and finally the din
from the bench became so great that
James Aloyslus Shaw was politely re
quested by Mr. John Egan to retire
from the field for the afternoon.
Howard Shanks was the victim of a
great catch by Bert Shotten. Jn the
third inning- Shanks -Tipped off a liner
to right center that appeared as though
fe. 9Mfi fecund Xor the fence, but Shot
BALTIMORE, Md., July 8. While
Jack Dunn will not admit it, deals have
been practically consummated by which
Shortstop Claude Derrick and Out
fielder George Twombley, ot the Orioles,
will soon be wearing Cincinnati uni
forms, wl He Birdie Cree, the highest
priced fielder in the International
League, will go to the New York Amer
icans. Secretary Stevens, of the Cincinnati
club, was here jegterday, and closed the
deal. The price paid for the two men
by Cincinnati Is said to bo about 15,00).
Both have been hitting in the .300 class
and have been playing great ball In the.
neia. ir.ej are to report to -Manager
Herzog on Friday.
Dunn's refusal to confirm the sale is
due to the fact that the formalities re
quired by the rules have not yet been
complied with. I'nder the rule In order
to complete the sale the signature of the
player must be signed to a contract.
The majority of the Orioles are signed
to two-year contracts. Dunn says he
does not think any of the players will
refuse to sign either with a National or
American League team. Comlskev rc
centlv offered $60,000 for six of the Ori
oles. Cree belnc among the number.
With the information concerning the
probable sale of Derrick and Twombley
also Lome- several other rumors. One Is
to the effect that President Lannin, of
the Red Sox, offered Dunnle big pile
for Ruth, Shore, and Twombley. The
Oriole leader, however, denied that Lan
nin had made any proposition, and add
ed that the Red Sox did not want any
of the Orioles. Manager Dunn spent a
day with Lannin in Washington last
In selling theie players Dunn is car
rj'lnc out the threat he made that un
less draft rule was removed ho would
sell off his players or transfer his
Baltimore fans have been chatins un
der a minor league proposition since the
reduction was made, and Oriole Park
has been practically boycotted since the
Federal League placed a team here.
At last the Buccaneers have beaten
the Giants in Pittsburgh. "Babe" Adams
delivering the real goods on the mound
yesterday. There Is yet hope In Smoke-town.
"Muggsy" McGraw is always awake
to possibilities. He knows that his
championship aggregation has many
weaknesses and so he Is starting out to
strengthen It. But why should he pick
on poor Buck Herzog In that way?
Billy Evans and Jack Egan turned
In a fine day's work yesterday and
lived up to predictions. Thev were
cheered before the game and the fans
left the park satisfied. A few more
days of Chill and Sheridan would have
brought the attendance down to al-
Williams, rf. ...
C. Walker, If. ..
Left on bases, Washington
Struck out by
Bas on balls by.
. Sacrifice hits.
PITTSBURGH. July 8--Llvlng up
to their reputation as "in and outers."
the Pirates turned the tables on the
Giants when the latter stopped off en
route to the West, and the champions
suffered a 2-to-5 felling. - Adams
breezed through yesterday's game In
great form, allowing an occasional hit.
but never when the paths looked dan
gerous. The only weak place on the whole
route was revealed In the first chap
ter, before Adams had quite reached
his stride. Two runs went over In that
inning for the visitors, after which
they were c&lmed by the effective
Pirate twlrler. Clean hits gave the
Smoke Town lads their tallies.
The score R. H. E.
New York 000 000-2 9 1
Pittsburgh 102" 110 OOx-5 1 0 1
Barries Marquard, Demaree. Fromme,
and Meyers: Adams and Gibson.
Connie Mack Obtains
PHILADELPHIA. July 8. Seeing the
need of strengthening nis pitching staff.
Connie Mack yesterday purchased the
release of Pitcher Phillips, of the Har
risburg team of the Trlstate League.
Phlll ps Joined the world's champions
yesterday, and Is ready to scale the
peak whenever wanted. Phillips Is a
righthander, and has won four games
and lost Just as many this year.
While his record Is by no means Im
posing, scouts of the Athletics saw
great possibilities n Phillips and strong
ly recommended his purchase. They
think that he Is Just the kind of man
that might develop Into a useful curver
Snodgrass and Murray to Go
to Reds for Hoblitzell, Mar
sans, and Bates.
CINCINNATI. Ohio. July S. That
Snodgrass and Murray, of the New
York Giants, will be traded for Dick
Hoblitzell, Johnnie Bates, and Arman
do Marsans. of the Cincinnati Reds,
within the next few days was the stqry
that was circulated In baseball circles
here today. Manager Herzog. . of the
Reds, confirmed the rumor that a trade
has been completed, but would not men
tion the names of the players Ipvolved.
It Is also said that a New York pitcher
will also be traded to the Reds.
Marsans was recently enjoined from
playing with the St Louis Federals, and
was quoled as saying that ha would
play with the Giants 1f a deal could be
perfected. President Herrmann today
refused to state that the deal would be
with the Giants. Manager Herzog de
clared today that the Reds must and
will remain In the first division, and
to do so the team must be strengthen
ed In the batting line.
Pet. Win. Lose.
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St. Louis at Washington.
Detroit at Philadelphia.
Cleveland at New York.
Chicago at Boston.
St. Louis at Washington.
Detroit at Philadelphia-
Cleveland &t New York.
Chicago at Boston.
The Cnp yachts are befag
raced off Marblehead. If Sir
Tommy & victorions this
time, it will be aliandy name
New York claims -to be the first city
In America, but the Yanks are, sadly
lacking in civic pride.
Athletics are in an arfol rut. Can't est
out of first place.
RABID EUDOLPH SAYS
"The St tooey
team's batting ar
erage against Doe
Ayers was '.abont
Washington. 7; St. Louis, 2.
Other games postponed rain.
W. L. Pet
Kew York..... 41 26 .612
Chicago 40 32 .556
St. Louls.v.... 37 35 .507
Cincinnati ... 36 S6 .433
Brooklyn 31 35 .470
Pittsburgh.... S3 35 .47s
Philadelphia.. 31 35 .470
Boston 23 40 .413
Pet Win. Lose.
Philadelphia at Pittsburgh.
Brooklyn at Cincinnati
Boston at Chicago.
New York at St. Louis.
Philadelphia at Pittsburgh.
Brooklyn at Cincinnati.
Boston at Chicago.
New York at St Louis.
Pittsburgh, 5; New York. 2.
No other games scheduled.
Braves Are Trounced.
BUFFALO. July 8. Tho Boston Na
tionals were beaten by the Buffalo In
ternational League team here yester
day. 10 to 2. Verbout held the visitors
safe at all stages, and the minor
leaguers hit the ball when hits meant
The score R. H. E.
Buffalo 100 4 03X-10 11 1
Boston 010 010 0002 3 3
Batteries Verbout and Lalonge;
Strand, Cocreham, and Oowdy.
Chicago 41 23
Indianapolis.. 3S 29
Buffalo 34 30
Baltimore 35 31
Brooklyn 30 33
Kansas City.. 33 40
Plttsburgtt..., 23 37
St Louis 30 42
594 .600 ,556
Kansas City at Chicago.
St Louis at Indianapolis.
Baltimore at Brooklyn.
Pittsburgh at Buffalo.
Kansas Oty at St Louis.
Baltimore at Brooklyn.
Pittsburgh at Buffalo.
Indianapolis at Chicago.
Buffalo. 3: Pittsburgh, L
Buffalo, 7: Pittsburgh. L
Indianapolis, 7: St Louis, 4.
Chicago. 5; Kansas City. 0.
Baltimore vs. Brooklyn, wet grounds-.
The mediators have all left Niagara,
Falls, but as Chill and Sheridan have
departed from Washington, there wasn't
any more work for them.
Bumplre Chill disappointed a lares crowd
by not being able to bo present
None of tbe contesting skippers of
the Cup defenders have claimed "wet
grounds" as an . excuse, for beinz
trimmed. Somebody is overlooking a
Manager Griffith got. back in
the game again yesterday; but war
shut out- without a balk.
Among the Minors.
Columbus.. 7; .Kansas City. 4.
St Paul. ; 'Indianapolis. 3.
Milwaukee, 13; Louisville. L
Minneapolis,. 3: Cleveland, L- r
Montreal. 2; Toronto. L
Other games, .raln
New Orleans; "l;""Nashvllle, 0.
Atlanta. 3; Mobile. 0. ,
Birmingham., 8r Memphis. 0.. .
Chattanooga, 8: Montgomery, 7.
South Atlantic League. -
Augusta. 2; Macon. L .
Charleston, 6; Alt any, 5.
Columbia, 7; Jacksonville, a
Columbus, V Savannah'.". - "
Richmond. 11; Norfolk, t.
Roanoke. 3: Portsmouth, (17 Innings).
Newport News, 2; Petersburg. L
North Carolina League.
Winston Salem. 5: Durham, L
Raleigh. 4: Ashevilie. 0.
Charlotte. 6; Greensboro, 4.
Is Recovering Coin.
Jacic Dunn has begun his campaign
of getting back some of the money the
Feds have taken away from blm. Al
ready he has sold Cree to New York,
and more sales are in the wind. Balti
more doesn't care, so why should
OP ARWIESAT POLO
Army and Navy Journal Is
Sponsor for Proposed Match
Bellevinc that polo has advanced suf
ficiently in the United SUtes army to
warrant such a contest. The Army and
Navy Journal, In Its Issue of last Sat
urday, advocates a match between Brit
ish and American army officers. Its re
marks on the subject are as follows:
"In view of the fact that the four
members of the British polo team
which was recently victorious In the
International match at Meadow Brook
are officers of the British army and
that the game of rjolojhas now won for
Itself a place anions; the sports of the
United States army, perhaps the time
has come for the arranging of a contest
between the army officers of the two
"The British army Is prQud and right
ly proud that the winning International
team was drawn entirely from Its
ranks. In the United States It would
appear that the military pololst has not
been regarded In the make-up of the
home team. Yet polo nas spread In the
army until it has included the Infantry
organizations. Soon after the Second
division was organized at Texas City a
polo association was formed with MaJ.
Gen. William H. Carter. U. S. A., as
"Many games have been played, in
cluding handicap tournaments and a
championship tournament without han
dicap, "in the latter seven teams en
tered, four of them were from the In
fantry Out of the teams of the Fourth
Field Artlllerv and the Sixth Cavalry
alone not to speak of others, there Is
material enough to make up a splendid
team for International competition."
SKEETERS WILL SELL
AfO TO HIGHLANDERS
First Baseman Pfyl and Out
fielder Strait Ready for Big
NEW YORK. July S.-Ngotlatlons
have been practically concluded for the
purchase by the New York American
League club of Monte Pfyl, first base
man, and Outfielder Strait from Jersey
City, of tho International League. Both
Pfyl and Strait are wanted by Manager
Chance because of their heavy batting.
Pfyl wan carried for several years on
the reserve list of the New York
Giants. He Jumped to the Coast out
laws. When the league was taken Into
organized ball. Pfyl was sentenced to
Ave years In that company. Later he
was reinstated, and McGraw permitted
him to sign with Jersey City. Strait
also comes from the Pfltlflc coast,
where he gained a reputation as a dis
Orphans to See Feds.
CHICAGO, July 8. President Gllmore
of the Federal League today set July
14 as a day on which children In orphan
asylums will be guests of the league at
the cities in which Its teams are playing.
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