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THE WASHINGTON TIMES, TUESDAY,' MARCH 14; 1916.
Rain Hits Charlottesville and Players Loaf Lest J hey Get Wet Tootsies
' Lambeth Field Is Too Wet to
Allow Athletes to Cavort in
SPIRIT IS GOOD IN CAMP
Old Fox Is Driving His Men Hard
Every Day, Preparing for
Of Today's Games
Alreadys. Position. Almosts.
Judge ...... ..lb Williams
Morgan 2b Parks
McBrido 68 Schwab
Foster Sb SJianks
Rondeau If Jamicson
C. Milan cf H.Milan
Barber rf Moeller
Gharrity c Henry
Aycrs p Sloan
Humphries . ...p Dumont
Boehling p Gittings
Umpire Mr. Altrock.
OHARXOTTESVIIVUE, Va.. March 14.
The morning' gamo between Altrock'
Almost ,and Griffith's Already wai
called off bocauso of a wet Held caused
toy two hours of heavy rain during
the middle of the night.
The aun, however, wa shining
Tlghtly and warmly today, and at I
o'clock the boys were trotted out for
the regularly scheduled afternoon con
test No practice of any kind was held
this morning, lest the men get wet feet
However, two sessions will be In
vogue whenever possible. Manager
Griffith does not want to lose a minute
ot time In preparing his players for
the coming campaign.
Under a burning sun that was almost
depressing1 the boys on the regular bat
tlefield, and those In the trenches be
low received more real practice yester
day than has formerly been accorded
them In a wek of this fickle Charlottes
ville weather, and the fact that the ele
ment have been good has spread a
spirit of hope and high aspirations (hat
Is- fairly contagious. The fecllne ha
qover been quite equaled In other camps
according to the veterans who have
come here year after year, and there
Is something In the atmosphere that
starves as a good omen for the 1916
championship race. .
The afternoon work was concluded
with a lively fielding practice m which
Griffith batted to the Infield and John
on to the outfield.
Wth Joe Judgo on first, Morgan at
econd. MOBrlde at short, and Eddie
(Foster at third, the boys fielded the
ball around In what smattors of mid
season form, and Orlfflth was battlnz
.'era out with all the forco he has In
bis fifty-odd years.
Walter Johnson, who has been doing
a, llttlo of everything when he Is not
actually pitching, knocked the sphere
far out !' the field and made the
flies as difficult as possible to field.
Henri Rondeau took perfectly Rood care
of everything that came to left flcM.
Milan, as usual, rode herd successfully
In the center pasture, and Turney Bar
ber looked like the real thins; a he
went after the long ones in right field.
A for the pitching which ha been
seen so far. It can be said without fore
casting that Jim Shaw. Harry .Harper,
Bert Gallia, Joe Doehllng. and Walter
Johnson look to be about as steady a
taff of raoundsmen as It is nosslblo to
corral In one big league ball camp.
Instructions are still to keep the curve
.off the bajl. but every now and then
uie icmpiauon is ioo strong anil a
"bender" U seen to shoot across. De
spite the warnings of Henry. Williams,
and Griff himself, the Ditchers will
nd one that breaks over the corner
j every now ana men.
' Not until next week at the earliest
does tho O. F. want the twirlers to
itak up the curving deportment of their
iwork but Griff has proof that he must
watch the boys, or they will let their
(overambltlon get away with them.
,Harper, particularly, has a delivery that
'always admits of a little "stuff," but as
,ho Is training control he Is learning to
,koep them "straight."
' Down In the trenches, where Nick
EAItrock has his Almosts, the young-'
stars are strenuously laboring for ner
, lection. Of all the youthful set. tho
! bat tine of Jim Parks, the Atlanta em
ibryo, stands out. He walks Into tho
'ball Invariably with a healthv swing,
and most always he spanks the ball for
b miiKiiir jouruoy iu mo inuniirai traps
lor, the railroad track.
) Alter the evening session yesterday
J-Altrock lined his candidates up in mill
tary order, .and, with their bats on their
.shoulders, drilled them up on the Ver
jdun ot this peaceable baseball warfare
that Is being waged here. Once on the
twain firing line. General Nlckovltch
cave his commands to tire in Kusslan,
'and the lads In unison knelt and almea
their Imaginary guns at the big con
crete stadium, the latter serving as
poms imaginary Fort Vaux.
'The stunt made a hit with the regu
lars, a well as the spectators and as
sembling Virginia ball players, who were
ready to take possession of the diamond,
as they do every day at 3:30.
Hopes For 1&17 Race.
LONDON, March 14, Sir Thomas
Llpton. in a letter to the Eaae.x
Yacht Club, says he liopts tu com
pote next year for the America's Cup.
Sir Thomas Llpton In 1913 built the
yacht Shamrock IV. which was to
have raced off Sandy Hook the fol
lowing year with the America's Cup
defense yacht Resolute. The Hhatu
rock IV. arrived In New York thnrtly
after the outbreak of the war but
the races were postponed and Mm
ctaallanger was hours In a Brooklyn
jJUnrard. where she bow i.
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Tito GrifTmen have two brothers
hustling for places on tho regu
lar team. They are CLYDE
MILAN and HORACE MILAN.
Clyde is better known as "Zeb,"
while his brother is termed "Eph"
and "Hobo." The Times camera
Jess' Managers Force
Moran Into Popularity
Commercializing Ring Game, Even Training Stunts,
Proving Bad Medicine For Champion To
day's Sportorial on Live Topics.
By LOUIS A.
Owing to the grasping methods of
his manager, Jes Wlllard Is fast
becoming the most unpopular
world's champion who ever wore the
It Is generally understood that Wll
lard risks little In entering the ring
for ten rounds with Prank Moran.
The only possible chance for the title
to change would come from a knock
out blow administered by Moran.
Even If the Plttsburgher clearly out
point Wlllard, the referee Is not em
powered to award him the dccWlon.
Wlllard will still be champion, lie
will still be eligible for the circus.
Look at these two items of a day:
One thousand fans pay two bits
each to see Wlllard go through his
training stunts for thirty-eight min
utes. Tho S0 goes to Wlllard's
managers and the promoters of the
Pioneer A. C.
Fans watching Moran train at Dal
Hawkins' roadhouse contribute JHH
to a charity box maintained by the
challenger. The money goes to a
Bowery Mission, providing food ana
clothing for the needy.
There you have the line that Is
drawn so rigidly between the cham
pion end the challenger. One Is com-
Would Have Tommy Long, Form.
cr Griff man, Adept in Art
of Dumping Ball.
SAN ANTONIO, Tex., March 14.-
Tommy Lone, who led tho National
League In manufacturing threo-boso
whacks last season, is going to receive
a special courso of Instruction In the
business of bunting the ball. Teo'o
lamentable attempts to bunt In the 191S
campaign convinced Hug that what tho
Southerner did not know ubo'.it laying
the ball down woald fill a eood-slzed
Hug. you know. Is strong for the bunt
ing game. He considers It n baseball
crime for a' man of 1 .one's speed to be
unable to beat out a bunch of bunts
every year. If Tommy doesn't learn to
lay tho ball down with fair accuracy
this spring it will be becauso ho is be
yond human help In that line.
Miller Huggins Is predicting that
Charley Hall will hit the leather for the
Cardinals this summer like "Babe"
Huth did for the Boston Red Sox Ian
season. "Babe," It will be remombored,
broke up quite a few games for Car
rl can's crew In 1S15.
This fellow Hall Is Just about as husky
na Ruth and stands up to thp plate In
similar fashion, swlmtlng from the left
side. lie wlelcln a heavy clUh and hits
tho pill somo terrible smashes. Unless
we miss our guess he will pole a ferr
Into that rlfht-ncld titand.
The "reslu ball," which was made
fnnioUs last sotiscn by Tommy Don
forth, the Luvllle left-hander, will
be given a trial by .two of-Hucclns'
young boxmen. Boirleelo wd Reese
Williams, who hurled, for St. Paul last
ieason, experimented considerably with
the "resin hnll" last season. Danforth.
they say, uped It. exclusively In piling
up his long llRt of strikeouts. The nail,
they soy, salr nt up to the plate
as big as a balloon, only to gather
speed and break sharply upward and
outward as tho batter swings. r
Lee Meadows, vho wears "a' ockV,'
whllo pitching, broiks on tho average'
of ten pairs or classes u year. However,
he didn't huve a single accident to his
wlrdow pane while on the ball field
man saw a chanco to snap theso
brothers down in the Charlottes
ville training camp and hero thej
are. "Zeb" is a veteran out
fielder in the big show. Maybo
that will assist you in picking
him out. Also, he's older than
merclallzing a sport. The other Is
keeping sportmnnshlp uppermost.
Wlllard, thanks to his managers,
is tho most unpopular champion In
years. His Interest In boxing comes
wholly from the money to bo do
rived, not from tho honors, lie lacks
The champion's managers are los
ing wonderful opportunities to gain
popularity for their meal ticket. They
put up bars against tho public The
mako Uie boxing writers' tasks dif
ficult They continually chirp about
money, money, money, as If tho sport
itself were secondary.
Moran, though the short end In the
betting, will bo the more popular man
when he and the champion climb
through the ropes on the night of
March 25 at Madison Square Garden.
After all Is said and done, all that
rumpus about Benny Kauri's scrap
with the Giants was but advertis
ing, an effort to keep the Giants in
the headlines of the metropolitan
papers. The Yankees, with their ac
quisitions of Lee Mageo and Frank
Baker, were hogging It all.
It Is hinted that McGraw and
Kauff had the whole thing rehearsed
before It got under way.
When baseball stoops to such tac
tics, It Is time for thoso engineering
tho deal to cry quits and for the fans
to "stay off."
Save Your Cheers.
It listens good to hear that Spike
McBIff Is "killing the pill at the
But savo your cheers!
In the spring the pitchers are 10
per cent of the practice. In tho sum
mer they are closer to SO per cent.
Straight balls havo few terrors for
professional ball players, and that's
all the lads are throwing now, Walt
til tho "hooks" and fast ones are be
ing served up.
If Spike MoBlrf can continue his
swatting through July and August,
yell your lungs out.
But let's wait till July.
Malone's in Earnest.
BUI Malone, the Clarendon base
ball Impresario, shows that he's
very much In earnest when he books
an exhibition game between his
Alexandria County Club and Nick
Thero aro hundreds of young men
In Alexandria county whoso Inter
est In wholesome outdoor exercise
will b0 Increased by the Alexandria
County Athletic Association, and
Malone certainly makes a ten-strlko
by booking the big leaguers thus
early In the season. .
There won't bo many doubter
after that gamo Is played.
Malone's In earnest.
Another "White Hope."
"Untz" Brewer, by his victory
over noy Morse and Howard Drew,
iui best "wn'te hopo" in
Heinie Wagner to Lead
Hartford Ball Club
Hplnlo Wagner, trTe Red Sox's former
captain and famous shortstop, has
slgnod to manogo tho Hartford (East
ern League) club.
Owner James H. Clarkln was only
ablo to tie Wnsncr up to a one-year
contract. He will bo given free roln
anil plenty or money to put together
a ttug contender.
Julin fftlmninl Mut.ntlu l-jt i...
Brooklyn, nnd Tom O'Brien, of
Worcester, were applicant for the po-Jtlom.
"Hoss." The youngor Milan
gives ovory promiso of develop
ing into a big leaguer and, if he
hustles, the Washington club may
yet have brothers in action every
day. That's right "Hoss" Is on
the left. Sure, tho other one's
Is Real Touching
CHARLOTTESVILLE, March 14.
On leaving the dinner table
at- Mrs. Saunders' cabaret, Ray
Morgan deftly slipped the
waiter a coin just slightly
larger than a nickel, remark
ing, "That's for yesterday and
Jim Shaw caught the act and
on arising from his plate not-quite-so-dcftly
placed a coin
slightly smaller than a nickel
in the palm of the slave, the
whilo expostulating, "That's
for yesterday, today, next
week, and next training sea
Maxey Blumenthal Charges
Champion With Flunking Out
of Jones' Arrangement.
NEW TORK. March R-That Jes
Wlllard flunked out of boxing with Al
Kelch after Manager Tom Jones, the
barber from Kewanee, had promised
the local boxer WOO for eight day'
work, is the charge made today by
Maxey, Blumenthal, manager of notch.
Furthermore, Maxey says that he will
sue 'for tho. JSO0, and then give it to
the Board of -United Charities, not
wishing a cent Tor hlmseir from Jones.
"Belch didn't want to train with Wll
lard, nnd I didn't want htm to," asserts
Blumenthal. "Jones argued and argued
and finally I gave in. Jones promised
500 for eight days' work, and wo
would forfeit everything It we missed
attending ono day.
"When Reich appeared Baturday for
his llrst day's work, Wlllard simply
flunked out, saying that ho knew noth
ing of any arrangement with Relcn.
As tho newspapers had all announced
the arrangement, and some 2,000 fans
packed tho clubhouse, Wlllard's state
ment was foolish."
Tox O'Rourke, who conditioned "Wll
lard for his bout with Jack Johnson,
saw the champion work yesterday, and
said that ho was too fat and not down
to form for his match with Moran.
Mike Donovan, boxing Instructor at
tho New York A. C, on the other
hand, thought Wlllard was In good
shopo and very fast for a big man.
Yestorday's training was closed to
thepubllc. admission fees being stop
ped by Boxing Commissioner Fred
Moran rested yesterday, and will do
so again today. He Is down to form,
and does not care to risk overtraining,
Tris Speaker Chats
About;What He'll Do
MARLTN. Tex, March 14. Trls
Kpoakor, star outfielder of the world's
champion Boston Red Sox. visited the
Cilnnta" camp here yesterday and talk
ed about his future for 101C,
"No, I've not rlgped up yet," he
said, "but there's plenty of tlm.
We're not supposed to report till
March 19, you know"
Speaker Is considerably overweight,
nnd will havo .to work hard at Hot
Springs to pot Into condition for the
opening of, the reason.
Smith to Get Five.
RICHMOND, Va.. March H.-At
least five of tho players now with the
New York Yankees will wear Rich
mond uniforms this season, according
to MnnnuT Billy Smith, who has re
turned from aeorgla, where he looked
over tho lads struggling for bl league
berths under the eyo of BUI Donovan.
Smith won't ray who they are, but two
are said to be pitcher.
BEFORE REICH mL, mkWXJLAMm
CONFLICT OF DATES
Tome Games Fall on May 20,
Which Is Engagement for
Annual Affair Here.
By BRYAN MORSE.
The annual field and track games for
tho high school championships sot for
May to by the advisers last June may
bo changed to a latcr-date, according to
soveral coaches Interested In sending
athletes to the Jacob Tome games, set
for the samo date.
For many years past three of the
high schools have aont big squads to
Port Deposit for competition with the
Maryland Institutions. This year Di
rector Carl Smith, of Tome, felt out the
local schools, and after changing his
date twice decided to hold the big
schoolboy meet on May 20.
It was discovered recently that the
high school athletic advisers here had
set the date of the local games for the
third Saturday in May, and this falls
upon the same date as the Tome games.
Last year .Central sent fifteen men to
Tome, and Tech and Western put eight
each in tho affair, which drew athletes
from all over the Middle Atlantic sec
tion. This season tho games promiso to
bo an even more pretentious affair, and
Toine Is moro than anxious to get tho
local athletes In competition.
It the advisers como to an agreement
on changing tho date It may be that
the next Saturday wilt be selected. A
large entry list will bo put In the Mary
land Aggies meet, net for May B, which
comet, one week after tho l'enn relay
carnival, at which at least three schools
will be represented.
An yesterday was tho first day of real
baseball weather enjoyed here practical
ly every available candidate for dia
mond honors was out doing his bit. All
of the schools and colleges had the limit
number of playrs In nction, and a long
sonflon was held.
Georgetown staged a nlne-lnnlng
battle between two picked teams and
the brand of baseball displayed was
Sulto up to expectations. Couch John
'Itellly U blessed with an abundanco
of first rato material. Charlie Cox,
graduate munager, after looking over
the candidates, expressed himself as
confident that the Blue and Gray would
huvo Its best team In years.
At Catholic University Coach Moran
gave his candidates a long session on
the field. Moran may cut down his
squad in ft uay or so. Tho urookland
era appear to bo weak on catchers.
A budden switch In the coaching staff
of Tech was made yesterday when Jaka
Roberts was appointed to tako chargo
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Where Foster Loses
His Excess Baggage
CHARLOTTESVILLE, March 14.
-As Eddie Foster trotted off
the field, plainly perspiring in
the face. Danny Moeller ad
dressed him in- no- uncertain
"Aro you getting some of tho
excess off, Eddie 7"
"Yes," camo the reply, "I'm get
ting it off where I am the fat
teat, above the ears."
pf the team. Hope Falconer wo forced
to resign on account of business ra
?".' n?, Hob!" wa given charge of
Last season Kobert w captain of
5-l'a.m.v"Il? ,n basketball this winter
coachod the Poor team. Unusual success
marked the record of tho Tech basket
ers, and when Kslconer made known hi
Intention of resigning Kobert wa
JL.!!! J!?8. pBll'on- ,Th8 change will
mean that Tech will havo a coach
throughput the entlro season, and will
not be forced to shift coaches in mid
year as has been the -case In former
Central has uncorked a new pltc-ber in
the person of Kelley, a brother of Ed
Kelley, former Business High Pchcol
hurler. Kelley is said to have the making-
of a capable pitcher, and should
mni.?. Kood "iinnlng mate for 8m
Gottlieb, who Is counted upon as Cen
tral's mainstay this season.
Prom Indications at Western several
of tho regulars from last season are go
ing to have a hard time holding en
J?u their If.bs. Hume. Watt, Stevens.
Chamberiabie nd Myere, who ore
making a. bid for tho ned and White,
Icok good enough to make the team
Judging from first performances.
Norman Oyster, Central's track cap
tain last season, is ;now at Penn. and
ts fast enough to gel a chance to run
In tho various .meets in which Penn is
Army and Navy Preps will make &
Md for the scholastic baseball title this
season, and has several exceptional
players working out. About this time
of tho year many of the A. N, P. boy
who have passed examinations for
cuuer t.voi i-uiiib ur Jiiiiiauuiis lUKe il
vacation, and this means that baseball
has been a more or loss uncertain prop
osition. Friends will have no baseball team
this year, but will turn attention to
tennis. A strong team will probably
represent the Quakers, who are anxl
ous to schedule matches with other
Judging1 from tennis activities nt, Cen
tral the O street school will have a
first rate tram. Lou Doyle has taken an
Interest In tennis, ami Is likely to have
a successful year of It
Hillbrook A. C. Ready.
The Hillbrook Athletic Club baseball
team has organized for tho season and
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this vicinity. The first practice of the
season will be held next Sunday on the
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War on Magnates
President Fultz Files Actiorf- for
Injunction to Protect Minor
NEW YOniC, March H.-Tho-. Base
ball Players' Fraternity has opened the
(Ight on organized baseball.
WUIIam Crlstall, manager of the
Hamilton baseball club, of the Cana
dian League, has filed a complaint In
tho New York county upreme court
Wl.ii"1'. waru oi urourauon or.tho
National -Association of Professional .
Baseball Leagues, In the papers, which .
w.er lr.awJ,..u,J"' .Davl'1 1 Fultz '
presldont of tho Baseball Players' Kra-
T,7!y.i .Cri,ta," "S6'1 h "
notified last Novombcr of tho Imposing
of a fine and suspension, without ex
planation of the charges made against
,Im orbc'" given a opportunity to
w5 uHfpc1?od mflnaer demands.
iu5hiJhto?torS2rUl,lt too flno and
SiT'i0?.. "2, mte1' and images
awarded him for the financial loss In
curred as a result of his suspension.
mWi en .tn9. rrtrnlty demanded f the
National Commission that a player
fd or. """Pcndod b Sivon written
notlco of the reasons and be granted a
i.?.r .if' rth0 ,re'ut "was Incorporated
Into the Cincinnati agreement. it
The minor leagues, however, declined
to yield that point and President Fultz
has accordingly been compelled to start
compel the national board to give' Cris-
Benny Leonard Loses;
Kayo Victory by- Pell
PHILADELPHIA. March 14 "Ben
ny" Leonard, of Now York, defeated
-Snm" Ttobldeau. of Philadelphia In
a six round boxing contest here last
Jtobldeau held his .own in the first
three rounds, but In tho fourth" Leon
urd joined the flghtlnfr, and In tho
sixth knocked Ilobldcati down for -tho
count of eight. Robldcau after re
Knlnln;,' his feet asrain was knocked
down, and was on his knee when thfl
ball ended the bout
Leonard weighed 184 pounds -aid
Haughton to Remain;
Brickley to Assist
CAMBRIDGE. Mass.. March 14.
Percy II. Haughton will romaln nom
inal ho.id coach of the Harvard foot
ball learn for 1916, his first assistant
tnJ field coach belnir Leo Leary and
his second assistant, or buckfleld
coach, being1 Charllo Brickley, former
star dropklcker and last year success
ful tutor of the Johns Hopkins
Signs Two More Feds.
TOLEDO. March 14. Itoger Brcsna
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his Mudhens. Steve Evans, former
Cardinal, and Al Shaw, both outfield
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