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THE WASHINGTON TIMES, FRIDAY, MARCH Z& 1916.
Shanks Signs 1916 Contract-Almosts Hand Alreadys Another Trimming
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NOW IMiMfitl AS
One or Two More Are Waiting
Word From Old Fox, and
Then They'll C.t In Line.
ALMOSTS. BATTLE CARDINALS
Alreadys Again Go Down to De
feat at Hands of Rookies,
This Time, 3 to 2.
OHAniiOTTB3VILLE, VA March 24
Howard Shanks today signed for the
IMS season with the Grlftmen. There has
been no particular reason why ho didn't
Jgn, before except that it was the flrst
time he has had an opportunity to talk
over the futuro with the O. F.
Shanks will bo kept to rush Into the
Infleld or outfield whenever there la a
weakness in any of those positions. Ho
Is hitting well In practlco, and has
proven that ho Is a versatile ball player.
This practically brings all-theOrllTlth-Ian
sheep Into tho fold, and the one or
two who arc not actually signed are
ready tho minute Teacher Griffith says
Jlclc AKrock's Almosts won another
gWne from tho Alreadys this mornlne, I
3-to 2. Moeller and Oharrlty scored In
.'. o lf-.n.. . nt-.jt.. ...- :
tho flrst and second Innings for tho
Uablea and this count waa equaled by
the adults when Judge and Ronduu
Hcored in the seventh oft of McUrlde'a
Barber put acrosu the wlnn'nj tally
In the Almosts' half of the seventh,
ufter he. had singled, stole second, taken
third on a bad throw and ci tinted
when Shanks went out.
Glttlnga and Doelilliu took core of
the pitching for the winners and kept
the hits to six. Humphieys nnd Har
per were nicked for u total of seven
Alreadys. AH. It. H. PO. A. E.
Jamleson, rf a o o 3 u o
Foster, 3b i
u. Milan, cr 4
Judge, lb 4
Almosts. AB. It.
Moeller, cf 4 1
Sawyer, ss 4 0
Barber, rf 4 1
11. Milan, If 3 0
Shanks, 2b 4 o
Williams, lb, c... 3 0
AurocK, lb a o
Gharrlty, c 1 1
farka. ao 3 o
Humphreys, p.... 1 0
Harper, p 2 0
Poster touched by third baso coacn
Already 000 000 200-2
Almosts 110 000 10-3
Summary Left on bases Alreadys, 5:
Almosts, 9. First base on balls Off
Gittlngs, 4; Boehllng, 2; Harper, 3. In
nings pitched By Gittlngs. 4, Boehllng,
4; Humphries, 4; Harper. 6. Hits mado
Oft Glttlnus, 2; Boehllng, 4; Hum
phries, 2; Harper, E. Struck out By
Boehllng, 2; Humphries, 1; Harper, 2.
Three-baso hits Foster Moeller. Two
base hit Rondeau. Stolen bases
Morgan H. Milan, 2: Gharrlty, Bar
ber. Double plays Foster to Judge,
McBrlde to Morgan to Judge. Umpires
Mr. Altrock and Mr. Griffith. Time
of game V.4C.
CHAlUXrTTE8VtUL.12. Vo,. March
at Washington fans, fanetts and neu
trals are to have their llrst opportunity
tomorrow to see some of Clark Qtlf
fith's new material in action when
Nick Altroclc's Almosts play the Alex
ufidrla Cardinals at the city besldo U10
Potomac. Those who can't find It con
venient to Infest Alexandria can havo
their baseball desires partly satisfied on
Sunday when the same Almosts will
make a drie on the A. C. A. C. team
at Clarendon. Griffith Is sending alonsr
enough embrayos tomorrow to give tho
spectators a variety of talent, especially
In the pitching denartmunt.
JDr. Yancey w. Ayors will head the
stable of filngors and Included In tho
. coterie to have the honor of showing
Ua wares in Alexandria will be Jack
ilentley, Sam Gittlngs, Cliarlev Hum-
?hreys, Albln Dahlln and Tod Sloan,
'ho llr.e-up will read about like this:
Moeller. cr.: Sawyer, ss.; Banter, rf.:
Milan, If.; Chunks, 2b; Paries, 3b.. and
MUnrvIn Goodwin, the speed mnstcr
who haa been here three davs now
afjowlng his stuff to Griffith, win '11
DTOugnt 10 wuaniuiiiuii wivii nv iiiuiu
iXluad Tuesday afternoon. Griffith is
folng to keep this "find"' under his eyo
until ho poiltlvclY must cut down his
Htaff at which time Goodwin will be
placed where he can be recalled tlio 1
minute he develops Into n big league
Much more can be toVl of this bov's
work during Iho practice and exhibition
Munes to bo played botoro tho ooenlns
of tle champfonshln season. All of tho
new pltohfrs are to bfl shot In for
brief Innings durlnp the exhibition
jCames, the better to enable the O V to
make up his mind where the greatest
r,The Vlrglnla-AImosta' afternoon con
, test occupied two hours and a half of
perfectly good time that might have
been put to some more worthy endeavor,
ahd If tho Grlffmen hadn't tied the
acore In the ninth, only to be nosed
out by ai run later, the 200 spectators
might Justly demand their money back.
As It ended, the Virginians won, 5 to 4.
nnd everybody was glad, for It was
ichlcken night" at Mrs. Saunders'.
iAlso. Howard Bhanks made his debut
as a pitcher In that ninth, and besides
walking two men and being hit for
extra bases ho proved that ho Is a good
outfielder or lnflelder but ft pitcher,
"Doc" Ayers didn't havo a thing ex-
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Omaha Golfer Will
Have Alligator Bag
OMAHA, Neb., March 24. If ho
carries out his original intention,
L. D. Fennor, of Burwoll, Nob.,
a golf enthusiast, will havo
probably tho most valuablo golf
bag in tho world.
In Florida this winter ho shot an
alligator and brought homo tho
skin. Recently ho Bent it to a
local sporting goods houso with
tho request that it bo mado
into a golf bag.
It -was turned over to a tannor
who created some surprise with
tho statement that tho skin in
its present stato was worth
from $700 to $1,000. It is that
of a "pearl" alligator, which
lives in salt water and is rarely
Tho skin is white with beautiful
markings, and is sold, when tan
ned and polished, to rcsomblo
mother of pearl.
cept his glove, and was nicked for no
less than eight safeties In four Innings.
However, he struck out three men which
Sartly atoned for his baso-hlt record,
loodwln relieved him nnd kept the stu
dents pretty well subdued.
Horaco Milan and Mocller were the
extra base heroes, each getting doubles
and stolen bases. Sawyer also con
fiscated a sack.
Tho Holding- was mediocre for the
most part, there being half dosen or
more errors on tho blotter against tho
Washlngtonlans today. One pleco of
fielding, though, deserves particular
mention, belnsr tho catch of White's
foul to right by Sawyer, who scooped
It right off tho gtound after a long
run nearly to the stadium.
Hager and Calloway pitched for Vir
ginia and of the two twlrlors. Callo
way showed the better work. He work
ed for four innings, and was hit but
three times. lie had a more diversi
fied delivery than his predecessor, but
Ilairer had tho greater amount of soeed
.. . . x- -- . . "
wiui ma speed, nacer also had much
wlldncss, hitting Sawyer, Schwab and
Three rapid doublo plays spiced tho
game, Berkley, Morton and Thurman
retiring Gharrlty and Henry, whllo Cal
loway caught a hot ono off Barber's'
bat in the ninth and got Moeller at
third. In the fifth. Horaco Milan took
! Green's fly to left, and then throw
perfectly to the plate to get Stlckley,
who was about to score. It waa a
Brand peg and furnished one of tho
drive. Tho fatalities:
Moelltr.rf. G 2 1 0-0
Berkeley. 3 114 1
Darter, lb.. S
Bmun.cr... 5 2
Sterna, rf... 4 3
White, f... J .1
Thur'an.lb 4 1
nfnry.it.. . 3
wcKiey.JU. R 1
Morton.rb.. 3 0
Green, c... t 1
Hairer.D.... 2 0
Calloway.p. i 1
Totals.. , 37112712 3
Totala... Jl 2S 11 7
One out when wlnnlnr run was scored.
Vlrnlnta 201 100 001-5
Nationals UK 000 0024
Runs Moeller. Blwvr. tfehunli. Pirli,
Herkeley, Smith (2). Thurman and Morton
Btolen bases Moeller, Sawyer. Jl, Milan and
0 Smith. Left on bases-Nationals. 9: Vlrrlnla.
U IS. First base on balls OR Ayers, 1: oft
o Goodwin, li oft Bhanks, 2; off liacer, 1: off
u'Oalloway, 1. Inntnics pitched lly Ayers, 4;
0 by Ooodwln, 4; by Shanks, 1-3: by llaicr, 6;
n by Calloway. 4. lilts made Oft Ayers. 8:
off Ooodwln, 4; oft Bhanks. 1: off llajer. 6:
oft Calloway, 2. Struck out Uv Ayers, 4; by
Goodwin, 2; by Shanka, 1; by linger, 2. Two
baso hits Moeller, Henry and White. Sacri
fice hits Hawjer. Ilerkeley and Morton.
Double plays Ilerkeley to Morton to Thur
man; Callowav tn Stlckley; It. Milan to
Oharrlty. Hit by pitcher By Hager, 3
(Sawyer, Schwab and Henry). Wild pitch
Hager, Umpire Mr. Altrock. Tlmo of (ani
2 hours and 6 minutes.
Cobb and Kauff Will
Begin Jousting Today
MARLiIN, Tex., March 24,-Today bo
glnH tho Jousting between Ty Cobb and
Benny Kauff. The jtmorlcan League's
star has made no threats, but he Is ex
pectocT to havo all his best bats with
him. On the otlicr hand, Kauff has
issued anothor statement to tho fcrlbes
"Now wntcli me make that Cobb look
like a lemon," nays the former Fed
star. "I haven't hit my real atrldo yet,
but I don't need to to show him up.
I'll outfield him, outhtt him. outrun
him and out-ovcrythlng-elso him. Put
your money, every cent of It, on Benny
The Tigers arc to play a series of
gomes with tho Giants here ahd at
waxanatcnie, Dallas and Houston.
Golf Officials Will
Force Amateur Debate
Officials of the United States Golf As
sociation will start a furious debate
on tho amateur question when they Is
sue their championship eligibility list,
for they mean to leave unmentloned all
those players concerning whom thore la
any doubt as to their amateur status.
All players so loft out of the list have
been informed of the decision that on
receipt of the letter from the officials
they will no longer bo ellglblo to com
pete for tho amateur championships
anywhere. No mention has been made
of professionals. The recipients can
retire from tournament play altogether
or enter the open events.
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CONCERNING JOHN FAN,
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Moriarty May Lose
Place to McMullin
Coast League Star Is Making Good
With White Sox Under Eye
MINERAL. WELLS,' Tex,, March 24.
Who will play third haeo for the White
Sox this year? Will it bo the veteran
Moriarty or the youngster from the
Coast League, Fred McMullin?
Lena Blackburne, Baker, Johns, and
Bromwlch tried tho Job In 1U16. only to
fall one after another, but now Itowiand
is watching McMullin, and Is about sure
that he will make good. Mac Is playing
on Rowland's regulars at present, where
the boss can watch him lit close hand.
Ho knows fairly well what Moriarty can
do. both through observation and former
records, but Mac is a different proposi
tion. Like other players who have mado
good in the majors, McMullin was born
and raised In Kansas his home town at
that time being Independence, lie claims
Lon Angeles as his nblding place now.
Fred Is twenty-four years old, not being
twenty-live until October 13. lie bats
and fields right-handed.
Ills flrst professional experience was
gathered in -the Northwestern League,
formerly headed by Fielder Jones. In
1912 hr was an Inllclder for Seattle, ana
the next year went to the Tacoma club,
A Detroit. scout loqked him over the
fall of 1913, and ho was given a trial
by tho Tigers, being turned back to Ta
come again early In 1914. Ho finished
the year there and last season was a
star at Los Angeles.
Roger Gets Sweeney
For His Toledo Club
TOLEDO, March 24. Big Ed Bweency,
the last of the old guard of Yankees,
has been corralled by Itoger Bresnahan
as backstop on his rocontly purchased
Toledo club. Sweeney will bo the high
est priced minor league player in tho
Ever since the Federal League ccaxnd
to exist, Messrs. Ituppcrt and Huston
havo been trying to unload Sweeney.
A year aso ho Htgned a war contract
calling for u. talary of $3,000 a year for
As a member of Brcsnahan's tcom
he will probably receive a salary of
about I2.NV). Thli) means that the Now
York club will have to pay Sweeney tho
difference, SS.600 a year for two years,
as his was an- Ironbound contract.
Sweeney Uan been ordered to report to
Hrcsnahan nt Dawson Springs, Ky.,
at onco for practice.
Opening of The
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We are going to specialize on Suits and Top Coats only at one grade $15
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THE. WINNERS AND
Hundredsof Women To
Attend Fight for Title
Champion and Challenger Finish Preparations for
Big Battle Willard 2-to-l Favorite to
Win From Moran.
NEW YORK, March 24. Tex Rlckard
is the busiest man In New York today.
Ho Is about tho onl man connected
with the Wlllard-Moran fight now left
with anything to do.
The champion nnd challenger nre
ready. Trolners and sparring partners
are conlldcnt their charges are In tho
best condition possible and are taking
It only remains for Tex to arrange
tho final stage setting, strangle tho mass
or details pouring in on htm, and tnen
await tho clang of the bell and count
As additional crowds poured Into New
Vork today for the light and local
celebrities began to let tho fact that
they had made reservations leak oht,
the list of those who will grace tho
boxes began to take on tho appearance
or a page from "Who's Who."
When tho fighters climb through the
ropes there will bo on hand bankers
and brokers. Judges and mayors, thea
trical magnates and baseball magnates,
Government officials nnd former Gov
ernment officials, and finally threo for
mer heavyweight champions, to Bay
nothing of the several thousand plain
Several hundred womon are expected
to Witness tho fight. David Bolasco, for
Instance, will occupy ono of the boxes
with his daughter.
Oeraldlno Farrar will be In an ad
Former secretary 01 war uarrison
has picked a good scat.
Mayor Mltchcl. of New York, nnd
Mayor Curley. of Boston, will be nmong
the municipal representatives on tho
Then thero will bo John McCormnck.
lio will not sing. Mary PlckforJ, and
a score or moro other stage, movie, nnd
other sorts of celebrities for the ordi
nary folk to look over.
Hob FitMimmons. Jim Cnrbott, and
John L. Sullivan will be on hnnJ as
ask is an opportunity to demonstrate to you
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WHAT HAS HE TO SAY?
reminders of the "good old days." when
men fought for n few thousand dollars,
and were nlad to get them.
Rickard had practically completed
his preliminary bill today. The only
doubtful point was whether Jim Flynn
or Jim Savage would appear against
Tho boxing commission Insists that
all rules be lived up to in staging the
big bout, 6 dreary rounds of prelims
have been arranged.
There will bn three four-round bouts,
starting at 7 o'clock, which may help
the ushosfl pass the time.
At 8 O'clock Charley Treyball and
Jlmmle Murray, lightweights, will start
a slt-rotmd argument. Then will come
the seml-windup with Levlnsky and
Savago or Flynn battling ten rounds.
It 1s planned to havo this bout over
by 9:30, or thereabouts, and Wtllard
and Moran will then bo called out. Rick
ard may decide to meet the require
ments of the law by putting on the
three four-round bouts after the cham
pionship go, instead of nt 7 o clock. In
which case amusement will be furnished
for the carpenters tearing down the
All the details have been closed In the
deal for movies of the fight. The movie
right was sold by Rickard for $10,000.
Willnrd gets El per cent as his share.
Betting on the bout countlnuca ex
Fred Schumm, Wall Street betting
commissioner, tald he could not remem
ber when speculators showed such lit
tlo Interest In risking their money on
a big fight. Wlllard will probably be a
2 to 1 favorite ut ilugslde, however.
Schumm offered ten to six on tho
cbnmplon yesterday, but there wero no
takers. Ho offered 1 to 2 that Wlllaid
w 111 not knock out Moran and I tn 6
thnt Frank will not rut over a knock
out. Ono big cutnlde bet was reported to
dny when a Chicago man was said to
have put up Jlf.ODOi to flu.Offl that Wll
lard "III be given the decision bv a
mnlorlty of the New York spotting
Opposite the-New Ebbitt.
To Wave Pruning Knife
On His Yankee Hordes
MACON, Ga.. March 24. Bill Donovan
la preparing to wave his pruning knlfo
on his Yankee hordes.
Pitchers Tipple. Vance. Pieh. Brady,
Ross, and probably Blodgett, arc due to
go. with Aragon. McOovcm and Cable,
Intlelders: Laydcn. Brown and Hen
dry x. outfielders, and Schwert, catch
er. Just where these plavrs will go
has yet to be announced officially, but
Richmond. Baltimore, Toronto, and Co
lumbus will havo them.
Llmor Miller. Inst year's leading hit
ter In the Southern Association, will
be carried for a while. It Is whispered
that Hughoy High, Doc Cook, and Roy
Hartzcll nre also to be dropped.
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Former Champions and Present
' Title-Holders Favor .Him to
Win Bio Battle.
Jess Willnrd,'. world's thcavywelght
champion, Is generally n favorlto In tho
opinions of thoso who cither hold ring
titles or have held them n tho past,
as the following statements tend to
Jim Corbett, former world's champion
"I pick Jess Wlllard, tho world'
heavyweight champion, to defeat Frank
Moran, the challenger.' As for n knock
out, I think Wlllard has Just a posslblo
chance to score one."
Kid McCoy (Nprman Selby), former
world's middleweight champion "It
looks like wlllard in a walk to me.
Moran Is n good man, 1ut tho cham
pion Is better In every way."
Freddie Welsh, world's lightweight
champion "Wlllard ought to win. He
has all tho advantages In height, weight
nnd reach. Ho Is not slow for a big
man, nnd ho carries a hard punch."
Johnny Kllbane. world's featherweight
champlon-"I pick Wlllard to win. but
I don't think there'll bo any knock
out." Jack McAullffc. retired undefeated
lightweight champion "Moran will win
because he has the fighting spirit,
which Wlllard sadly lacks. I look for
a knockout Inside of eight rounds."
Mike Donovan, boxing Instructor at
New York A. C "I bellcvo Moran will
win because ho Is a fighter. If he fol- N
lows tho Instructions or wiino iewis.
tho bout should not go more than seven
or eight rounds."
Coombs Goes Distance.
DAYTONA, Flo., March 24,-Jack ,
Coombs, once Connie Mack's "Iron
man." went the distance yesterday for
tho regulars, defeating the Dodgers'
rookies, 6 to 5. Ho was Invincible In
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