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Washington Won First Game in
American League Debut in 1901
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WASHINGTON AND ATHLETICS PLAY
TOGETHER IN THEIR FIRST GAMES
By AL MUNRO ELIAS. '
Washington's American League representative ball club appeared
in its premiere at Philadelphia, April 26, 1901, defeating the Mackmen,
5 to 1, before some 15,000 fans wild to welcome Ban Johnson's new
major league. Mayor Ashbridge tossed out the first ball.
Bill Carrick, Washington's twirler, was in good fettle, Larry Lajoie
being the only home player to do much to his delivery. The big
Frenchman slapped out two singles and a double in four trips to the
pan, but that was almost half of the Athletics' bingles.
T i -.J t
In Clever Bout
He Defeated Joe Lynch J Hopes to Repeat His
Lajoie never auain aDDeared in
Philadelphia as a member of the
Athletics -until 1916. for in the eighth
innin? of that opening- contest of the
season Connie Mack, was handed a
telegram enjoining him from using
Lajoie. The injunction was obtained
by the Philadelphia National League
club, which was fighting the invas
ion by the American League, to which
Lajoie had jumped that spring. Lajoie
was later sold to the Cleveland club,
ZHacItea Blow Up.
Whether the large crpwd. bothered
them or thoughts about their fancy
salaries interzered, but anyway the
home team blew up toward the close
of the game, contributing seven er
rors to the box score.
Dave Fultz, now president of the
Jfew International League, was at
shortstop for the Mackmen, handling
'seven out of nine chances in the field.
Charlie Carr, later to be known far
and wide for his school for baseball
players in Texas, was the Mackmen's
Lave Cross, who completed his big
league career with the Washington
club, was Connie's third baseman. Be
tween 1902 and 1905 Lave played in
447 consecutive games.
Jiorr Princeton Coach.
Bill Clark, who caught that day for
Washington, is . now coach of the
Princeton University nine, and has
been for several years, with all suc
cess. Larry Lajoie, retiring only this
spring, lasted longer than any of
the players In that first game. Doc
Powers has been dead several years,
while the others have long since
passed from the public view.
The American League, starting In
3 900 in the West, invaded the Bast in
1901, putting teams in Washington,
Baltimore, Boston and Philadelphia.
Jimmy Manning was the first presi
dent and manager of the Washington
club, which finished sixth with a per
centage of .409. winning 61 games afid
losing 72 game. The club hit for
,274 and fielded for .939.
Ben Shibe was president of the Ath
letics in their opening campaign in
the American League, and is yet. Con
nie Mack, then as now. was manager.
The team won 74 and lost G2 games
for an average of .544. finishing in
fourth place. The A's hit for .287 and
fielded for .836.
Washington Won Its
Played at Philadelphia, April 26, 1901.
Copyright. 13X9. by AI ilunro Ellas.
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John FarrelLcx. 4 0 0 S 0 0
am Everett, in l 0
iMike GradjJlb -. . 3 1
TJack O'Brien, L f. 5 0
a&in uungun, r. 1 5 0
Sam Quinn. 2b 5 3
Billy Clinsman. s. s 6 0
Bill Coughln, ib 4 2
mil dark, c 3 0 2 6
Bill Carrick, p 3 0 10
For Ring Title
BOSTON, April 1. Gordon
Russell, head of a firm of boiler
makers, a millionaire is to shy
his hat into the ring tonight. AI
Russell, under the name of Eddy
Bagley, of Dorchester, is enter
ed in two classes at the New
England amateur championship
tilts. His first encounters are
in the 175-pound class. In the
heavyweight number he and AI
Roche, of Somerville, have it all
lifOUHHE PUTS AWAY
M E. Hayden. r. f...,
Fred Geier. c. f 4
Dave Fnltz. a. a. 4
Larry Lajoie. 2b 4
Socks Seybold. 1. f 4
Dave Cross, 3b 4
Charley Carr. lb 4
Doc Powers, c 3
Chick Frajer, p 3
.38 5 8 27 13 1
AB R. H. O. A. E.
0 0 10 0
0 0 3 4 2
13 4 2 1
0 12 0 1
0 12 11
0 0 7 12
0 16 3 0
0 0 2 4 0
MEALY WITH PUNCH
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Total -2 1 7 37 13 7
Score by Innings.
Wash, merican 00010211 0 5
Phila. American.. .. 00000010 0 1
Two base hit Lajoie Stolen bases
Quinn. Lajoie. Struck out By Fraaer. 5;
by Carrick, 3. First on balls Oft Fraser.
4; Carrick. 2 First on errors Washing
ton. 5. Double plays Carrick. Quinn and
Everett: Duncan and Grady. Lett on
bases Washington. 10; Philadelphia, 5.
Umpire Mr. Haskell Time One hour
and fifty-four minutes. Attendance IS, 000.
PETE HERMAN WILL CLASH
WITH "BEARCAT" SHUBERT
LOVE HAS A FTtACTURE.
MACON, Ga., April 1. An x-ray ex
amination shows that Slim Love, the
Tigers' tall southpaw, has a frac
tured elbow on his salary win. It
js doubtful If he will pitch again
BALTIMORE. Md., April 1 Pete
Herman, who holds the bantam
weight championship of the world.
intends showing; Baltimore fight fans
just how much he weighs, according
to the Peerless Club, when he comes
here April 8 to box AI Shubert, of
The local club matched Shubert.
who made a splendid fight against
Young Chaney, and really won the
laurels for ten-round, no-decision
setto. which will be staged at the
When the bout was proposed Her
man asked Shubert to do 120 ring
side, but AI declined. Then Pete de
manded 121 pounds, but again the
New Bedford boxer sidestepped, say
ing he could see no reason why he
should not walk into the ring at the
featherweight limit. 122 ringside, eo
the champion finally agreed.
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PHILADELPHIA, April 1. Johnny
Kilbane's splendid showing when he
knocked out Johnny Mealy in the sec
ond round at the Olympia A. C. last
right left little doubt of the bosb
featherweight's ability to return to
Kilbane's dazzling footwork, as of
eld, drew Mealy into an opening and
like a flash the champion's right
crossed and the local youth was un
conscious long after the count. Kil
banc was as enthusistic over his ap
parent return to form as though he
had just acquired the title.
The second round had gone only
one minute twenty-one ana one-half
seconds when, the referee's count of
ten rang out over the yelling and
cheering of the delirious fight fans
Mealey had erred only for a second,
but that second was time enough for
Kilbane to shoot over his right and
frustrate all the Philadelphian'a am
bitions. Mealey had dropped his
right glove from over his jaw while
Jviibane was within hitting distance.
And the champion hit
Any one who had ever watched Kil
bane closely in any of his fights be
fore there arose the beliif that his
knockout powers had waned, realized
last night that the titleholder uaa
all broken out with his old-time
class. He was the finished boxer in
all his vigor. Whn he came from
the corner in the first round his right
hand was labeled "knockout land."
That he did not shoot the punch over
sooner was due only to the timor
ous defente put up by Mealey.
Kilbane never wavered. He knew
his own strength. Mealey employed
all his guile to protect his jaw. In
the first round his right hand stav-
j ed well up over his chin. Mealey only
j ventured to drop his glove when Kil
j bane had started a lead and fell in
British flyweight champion, vic
torious over American weighing six
teen pounds more than he did.
' WILDE WINS
IN SIZZLING BOUT
OCAI.A lVANTS OIANTS.
fLVL.ESVILE. Fla.. April 1. Ocala.
a neighborly neighbor to this sieepy
town, where they haven't even turned
the clock ahead, is making a bid for
the Giants next spring. Ocala wants
to act host, pay all expenses, furnish
a park and give McGraw a bonus of
$2,000 next yi-ar.
LONDON. April 1 Jimmy Wilde.
Britain's great little flyweight cham
pion, is still king of the little fellows.
Giving away sixteen pounds. Wilde
defeated Joe Lynch, the New York
bantam on points, after fifteen
rounds of sizzling work. The Prince
of Wales, Prince Albert anu Lord
Lonsdale, witnessed the bout and at
its conclusion tin- Prince of Wales
congratulated both boys. He taid
that hiich meetings aided greatly in
cementing the bonds of friendship be
tween the two big branches of the
Before the bout began Wilde ruled
a 3 to 1 favorite, but Lynch's fine
work made the betting even by the
ninth round. With the final bell it
was seen that Lynch was the fresher
of the two. When the decision was
made many disagreed, thinking that
th American was at least entitled to
Lynch's best work was in punish
ing Wilde's body. By the ninth round
he had his opponent sadly shaken.
Thereafter Wilde boxed carefully, and
had regained his form by the end of
k- iL maw is
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BILLY SUNDAY PLAYS IN
OLD FORM WITH RED SOX
KM IS 0
TAMPA, Fla., April 1. Evangelist Billy Sunday, -who is forcing
Satan to quit Florida, worked out with the Red Sox at Plant Field.
, He donned a baseball uniform for the first time in ten years, and
displayed some of the wonderful speed and fielding ability which won
tame for him on the diamond twenty-five years ago.
Sunday -went to center field, his old
' position, as If by Instinct, and asked
I Del Gainer and Norman McNeil tx
j Knock out long files to him. "Try and
!rive the ball over the fence," yelled
Alwa? Could Get 'Em.
, They drove the bah to BIlly'3 Lef;
I to his right; far back toward the
fence, and in short center. The evan
I gelist always seemed to be where the
Sunday ha3 retained his wonderful
ability to judge a fly ball, despite his
long absence from the game. He
dropped only four of the many balls
batted out to him. and. each one he.
missed he was-'barelyaSle to get his?
hands on after a long run.
Then came a batting exhibition.
Sunday hits from the portside, and
just to prove there Is nothing to the
theory that a left-handed batter can
not "find" a southpaw, he requested
Manager Barrow to send Herb Pen
nock to the box.
Pennock tried hard to strike out
Billy, but couldn't.
Here's Max Carey, the Pitts
burgh Pirates' speedy outfielder,
who was the busiest fly chaser in
the National League in 1918. He
is now with the Pirates at Birm
ingham, Ala., and hopes to repeat
his good work this summer.
SOUTHPAW KERR BRILLIANT
ON HILL WITH WHITE SOX
Billy Pummels PHI.
The preacher first busted a fast one
along the left field foul line, which
would have been good for two bases
in an ordinary game.
He then placed a scfe hit over sec
ond, after which he put up a couple of
As Sunday retired to the Red Sox
MINERAL WELLS. Tex.. April 1.
"Kid" Gleason. manager of the White
Sox, today believes that he has solved
part of his biggest 1919 problem,
which is the assembling of an ade
quate pitching staff. The showing
of Dick Kerr, a left-hander last year
with Milwaukee, in the practice
games with Fort Worth, has con
vinced Gleason that Kerr is good
enough to win games in the Ameri
Kerr and Claude Williams, it is
believd. will be the ranking left
handers on Gleason's staff.
STYLES AGAIN STARS IN
PINEHURST GOLF MATCH
CLOFFEPS ELECT CR00KE
TO MANAGE BALL CLUB
TOTES A SORE WIXi;.
MINERAL WELLS. Tex . April 1 -I'rban
Faber. star pitcher with the
Whit Sox is toting a sore arm that
threatens to delay his training
Tom Crooke. famed through the
Navy Yard as leader of the Cloffeps
team in the Navy Yard League last
summer will again pilot the team.
Crooke was instrumental in bring
ing his club to the front in the. cir
cuit for a stab at the city title
C. W. McCaffrey has been elected
pi evident. Other officers are J. M.
Powers, vice president; George e!
Bristol, secretary, and J. H. Brown,
PINEHURST. N. C, April 1 Ed
ward C. Styles, of the Washington
Golf and Country Club, again starred
in the North and South tournament
now In progress here. In turning in
a card of 7G Styles led a field of 40
golfers In the big event.
James D. Standish, of Detroit, with
a card of 78 got second honors. Play
will be held in the second eighteen
PHILADELPHIA, April 1. Bobby
Roth, the outfielder obtained from
the Cleveland Indians, is still un
signed. Connie Mack has sent him a
contract, but has heard nothing from
him. Lawton Witt, the little short
stop, Is 'a holdout, but as he would
be only a substitute at best. Mack
isn't bothered much by his stand.
Gene Bailey, the outfielder, reported
yesterday. Fred Thomas, last season
with the Red Sox, arrived too late for
practice, but he was in uniform today.
Tomorrow the Mackmen play their
first game of the season, facing the
Swarthmore varsity nine. On Satur
day and Sunday the big leaguers will
meet Jack Dunn's Orioles in Baltimore.
clubhouse he was followed by Doc
Lawler, trainer of the world's cham
pions. "Want a rub?" asked Lawler.
"Don't Joke with me," shot back
Sunday, as he got out of his baseball
togs and hopped under a shower. "I
feel as fit as a fiddle and don't re
quire any rubbing. I keep In condi
tion all the time dashing around my
platform at revivals.
"If I didn't I might lose my punch,
in which event the devil and the
drunkards would be able to close in on
me and put me In the scrap Jieap
CAMBRIDGE, Mass, April 1. Percy
D. Haugbton. for nine years head
coach of the Harvard football team,
has entered a Boston brokerage firm.
He Is, therefore, unable to accede to
the request of the Harvard . manage
ment to take charge of spring foot
ball practice, and it is problematic
whether ha will act as head coach
next falL The football meeting
booked for tonight, as well as the
start of spring practice tohiorrow
were postponed because of the InabiT-"
ity to get anyone to take charge.
Lea H. Learjv field coach in 1916.
is indisposed, and several other
coaches who would bo considered are
till overseas.' The- football men may
get out. however, before the week Is
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CEOnfiETOW TO PLAY.
St. John's Coilopc. of Annapolis,
coached by Lefty Wilson, is scheduled
to come to Georgetown for a came
QL'ACS WIN FIItST.
The Quincy Athletic Club won its
opening same from the Little Falls
team. 21 to 4, on Sunday. Beallo
pitched for the Quaes.
ST LOUIS. April 1. Although it
has been reported that Lavan had
broken his ankle in a game played
in Cuba, President Rickey says that
the deal involving him had been
called off by him two weeks ago for
other reasons. Rickey .stated that he
had wired McGraw, Griffith, and
Heydler that he could not be a party
to it because or the actions of a club
VIRGINIA WINS IT.
CHARLOTTESVILLE. Va., April 1.
Virginia defeated Richmond College
by 5 to 4 In opening the season.
AHEARN HOTELS WIN.
TOLEDO. Ohio. April 1. With only
a few games of singles and doubles
to bo played today the American
Bowling Congress will close Us an
nual tourney here. None of the
teams rolling last night could dis
lodge the Ahearn Hotels, Oshkosh,
Wis., from the top spot, and this five
made the A. B. C. champion of 1910
with Its score of. 2.002.
SAX ANTONIO. Tex. April 1.
Ernest Fallentine. the big and youth
ful catcher picked up last atason by
Eddie Ilerr in Salt Iike. glvew prom
ise of developing intr" a great, ball
player. All he lacks is experience,
and Manager Burke, Together with
all the players on the il'rowns squad,
are endeavoring to Ueip Fallentine.
Fallentine is ft quiet young fel
low who worksflard on the ball field.
Off the field be sits around the lobby
of the hotel .and listens. That is the
real reasonwhy he is so well Iked
by all his iBates.
Fallentia has had only a high
school education in baseball. Kddle
Herr. who' last season scouted for the
Browns, "happened to run across this
boy when he was engaged in a game
in Salt fiake City between high school
teams, f Fallentine looked so good,
both behind the bat and with the
stirk. ,i.hat Ilerr immediately intio
duced ' himself, and before leaving
signed him to a contract.
In appearance Fallentine is a clean
cut and very good looking young
man. Ho stands nearly six feet and
weighs about ISO pound?. Manager
Burke has taken a. great fancy to
Fallentine, saying 'that in a very
short time the youth will round Into
a classy receiver. All he needs at
the present time, according to Man
ager Burke. Is to make a slight
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