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1 HE TIMES FOUNDED ISM.
1HE DISPATCH FOU>TDED IOC.
RICHMOND, VA., SUNDAY, JUNE 22,1913.
Rogers Sold to Yankees?Colts Take
GRIFFMEN TAKE LAST
OF ROANOKE SERIES
In Withering Heat Locals Win Out Over Pressly's
Tigers?Newton Stars in Fast Double Play?Vis
itors Outhit Home Talent-Ninth Inning Lurid.
Player*. a.B. B. R.2bta.3bh.H.It. S.H. S.II. T.B. S.O. B.B. O. A. K.
1'lez, If 4 O I 1 O O O O 2 O 0 2 O O
Laval, rf ;i 2 1 O O 0 1 O 1 1 1 0 ? O
Brennahnn, 3b 3 01000111 1 011 1
Haley. ll? 4 I 1 O O 0 O O 1 1 0 8 O O
Urlflln, 2t> 4 O O O O O O O O 1 O 1 4 O
Khert*. ?-f :? I O O O O I O O O 1 2 I/O
Newton, an / 3 2 2 O O O O O 2 O 1 4 2 O
Mace, c 4 0 3 O 2 O O O 7 O O 7 1 O
Strain, p 3 O O O O 0 O O 0 1 O 2 2 1
Total* 31 00 1 203 1 14 S3 27 11 2
Player*. A.B. B. H.2bh.3bli.H.R. S.B. S.HL T.B. S.O. B.B. O. A. E.
(?Inn. vt 4 1 1 0 I 0 O 1 3 I O 2 O 1
Prennly, Hi. and 2b 5 O 3 1 0 O O O 4 0 0 4 3 O
Irmncher, 3I? 401 0000010 0 021
Mat tin. If 4 0 O O O O O O O 1 O 2 O 0
McCrocken, rf 4 1 1 O O O O O 1 0 0 1 1 O
Martin, 2b 1 O O 0 O O O O 0 O O 6 O O
Tolnon, p 3 1 3 O 1 O O O 5 0| 0 O 1 O
Spy, nn 4 O O O O O O O 0 2 O 2 O 0
I.aflttc, e 4 1 2 O O 0 O O 2 O 0 7 1 O
Oardln, p. and lh 4 1 1 O O 0 O O 1 0 O 0 1 O
Total* 37 5 12 1 2 0 01 17 4 0 24 02
Score by Inning*. B.
RICHMOND 21021000 ???
IlOA.VOIv 15 10100000 3 5
Summary t Double play*?Mace to Italeyt XeTrton to Baley. I.eft on hanen?
Richmond, !?; Bonuoke, 0. Bane on ball*?Off Gardin, 3j ofT Tolnon, 3. lilt*?Off
Gardin, 4 bit* and 3 run* In 1 1-3 Inning*! off Tolnon, 3 hit* and 3 runs In 6 2-3
inulngn. Struck out?By flardln, 1? by Tol*on, 4. Wild pltclie*?Tolnon. l'anxed
ball*?I.ntittc. Time of came?1:37. L'mplre*?Norcuni and Colgate.
BY GUS MALBERT.
Finding the vulnerable points of the Tiger defense, the Colts
pounded away at the central portion of Pressly's machine, and when
it cracked, worythe final game of the series, 6 to 5, after a lurid ninth
inning collapse 011 the part of the home talent, which nearly spelled
Bert Gardin, whose shell-like fin has stood him in good stead for
several years, was anxious to land a victory over the Griflfmen, and
this ovcranxietv may h'ave been the reason why he lasted less than
two innings, during which time he was soaked to su?h good purpose
that four hits for a total of six bases and three runs resulted.
Realizing that Bert was far frfcm his normal form, Prcsslv made a
quick shift, sending the pitcher to first base, taking second himself,
yanking Martin and putting Tolson on the mound.
It was not a brilliant exhibition. The withering and blinding
heat sapped the energy of the workmen as it did that of the onlooker.
Charlie Strain wobbled rather than flung his way to another victory.
He was hit harder than Gardin and Tolson combined, the count
standing at the finish twelve hits for Roanoke and nine for Richmond.
Thanks to the really splendid defense of the locals, coupled with their
daring 011 the paths, we arc now within sight of first place, just a
measly five points behind Petersburg.
.smion'* Sppflnoulnr Piny. C
Doc Newton pulled the one bit of t
spectacular play unveiled during the '
thirst-producing entertainment. l")oc 1
had been traveling at a pretty fair j
pace, having hit safely twice and tak- j
ing very good care that nothing which j
split his Bide of the sward should get '
away from him. l?s the sixth It was |
that he turned the prettiest play wit
nessed hete this season or for many t
seasons. Kven eyewitnesses fail to
acres as to ju?t how the doc accom- I
plished the result obtained. Olson had i
rapped his second safety when Spy j
came from cover with a nasty whack i
over Newton's head. It was so near !
a safe one that even Buck Pressly, !
who was coaching on third, was fooled, I
and sent Olson on to second. Bill Lips- j
comb, champion of all the mascots in '
the world, was doir.R the tango all by t
himself in joy. Doc, however, had dif
ferent plans at work. He turned a !
handspring, literally, nabbed the oval, :
tossed it to .John Haley, who was wait- |
ing, and a quick and saving double :
play had been completed.
After piling up six runs $o two for
the visitors, the ninth came very nearly
spilling the beans. McCraeken hit at
Griffin and hud yards to spare In his
race to first. Olson followed with a ;
clout that made his hatting record per
fect for the day. Spy popped a foul
back of Connie Bresnahan, which was
caught, making one out. Lafitte rolled
an easy chance to Strain, and Charlie
did what he wouldn't do again in a
hundred years. He threw the ball so
far that Bresnahan couldn't even touch
It. The play should have been the
easiest kind, being a force at third,
and had it finished perfectly, not even
one run would have come over. As it
was, McCracken scored, Tolson got to
third and Lafitte to second.
Following immediately thereafter,
Bresnaban foozled on Gardin's short
tap, letting Olson across and giving
Bert a life. It really wasn't so bad
then, because one was out and only two
runs had been scored, leaving the lo
cals a margin of two to the merry, with
Lafitte on third. Jim scored on Ginn's
sacrifice left to Ducky Eberts and
T'ressly fouled to John Mace, ending
Accounting for the runs made Is the
easiest sort of thing, but accounting
for the brave stand made by both clubs
In the face of that blistering sun is
quite another matter. That both teams
weakened appreciably towards the fln
? isli was obvious. The marvel Is that
they were able to stand the strain as
long as they did.
Roanoke lost the lead in the first
after Ginn hnd scored the initial Tiger
tally by hitting for three bases and
cashing on Pressly's drive. Sandy Plez,
for the Griffmen, popped to Spy. Bill
Laval worried Gardin long enough to
get a groove ball that he poked into
left for a single, stealing second. When
Glnn dropped Bresnahan's fly Laval
scored, making count number 1 for
Richmond. John Raley cracked his
first hit, but Connie dozed momentarily
at second and was thrown out by Gar
din. A short passed ball let Raley to
second, and when Bert threw the ball
wide to duplicate his trick on Bresna
han, Raley romped across with the sec
Mrc?'? TSto Triples.
John Mace drove in the third Colt
run in the second with his three-base
knock, following Newton's safety to
left. A blank was drawn in the third,
but the fourth brought another brace
of runs, again due to Mace's mace.
Eberts was walked, after which New
ton got his second biff. Mace, who
drove to left for his first triple, changed
corners and pushed the second into
right, while Eberts and Newton walked
to the platter.
Tolson also started the sixth and last
' run for 'the locals by passing Laval In
the fifth. Incidentally Laval gave a
Cobbian exhibition by racing from first
.to ithlr.4 on Bresnahan'* saerifico, and
Results in Virginia League i
Rirhmuad, 6; Iloaookf, 5.
Norfolk. 0| Newport Nnr?, 8 (flrat
Norfolk, 0| Newport New*, 7 (nec
ond ttame). !
Pftfrnlinrg, 5| Portsmouth, 6.
STANDING OF CLUBS.
Clubs. Won. Lost.
Prtrrubnre ... 35 18
Hlchmoad .... 30 10
Portsmouth ... 20 24
Honnok? 30 27
Newport N?w?. 17 38
Norfolk * . 10 37
WHERE THEY PLAY TO-MORROW
Richmond at Roanoke.
Newport News at Portsmouth.
Peterubnrg at Norfolk.
scored when Irrascher booted Grlffln'a
Gardin was the young man to count |
the second score for the Tigers, and
his manager drove him In with a neat'
double to right It wa? in the third
inning, and It was as near as the
Tigers came to tlelng up the argu
ment. After that, until the ninth,
Strain, behind solid and substantial
defensive play, issued blanks to the
invaders until the ninth, of which the
story has already been told.
Some criticism of the umpiring was
made, but so far as we could observe
It was eminently fair and correct in
the main. By taking the final game
the Colts took the series. The two
battle again the fore part of the week
ifv Roanoke, and Bert Gardin will prob
ablv oppose Jim Vance In the opener.
OVER YALE TEAM
Deciding Game for Baseball
Championship Goes to Crimson
After Hard Game,
Brooklyn, N. Y., June 21.?Harvard defeat
ed Yale 6 to S to-day In the deciding game
of the Intercollegiate baseball serleo to de
termine the championship. The game was
made necessary by Harvard's victory In the
second game, 4-3, after the Blue had won
the first 2 to 0. Fifteen thousand cheerftg
students and alumni witnessed the contest,
which did not approach either of the two
previous In the quality of baseball display
Harvard got away quickly, shoving in
three runs In the second Inning by a com
bination of clean hits, loose fielding and
weak pitching. With the baees?-full Aycrs
drove a two-bagger to right, which cleared
all stations. Blown relieved Giles In the
seventh when the bags wero again choked,
and forced in the deciding run by walking
Yale garnered two in the third off two
passes, an error and TtiddelPa double. The
Blues took the lead in the fifth, driving Ful
ton off the rubber and adding a brace of tal
lies. Their flnul . score wus made in sixth,
when, with two out. Hunter's single scored
Reilly, who wns on second.
Score by innings; R. H. E.
Harvard 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0?6 7 2
Yale 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 0?6 6 2
Batteries?Felton, Hitchcock and Young;
Gilet* Brown and Burdctte. Umpires, Kelly
Richmond Electric Co. Winn.
Tho motor builders defeated the
clothing salesmen yesterday by the
scoro of 15 to 1. The game was fea
tured by the great pitching of Toney,
for the motor builders.
Scoi;e by innings; R.
Ttmstalls 00001000 0? 1
Richmond Eleo. Co.. .1 0 016 3 0 4 ?-?.15
FIVE SALABLE COLTS
Connie Iircftfialinn, ttIio rrlll probably ro to Detroit; Jay Rorct?, who has been sold to the New York Yankeem
Joliti Marr, who is wnntt'd by several club*; John Ralpy, ilrMttnrd to be a member of the San Francinco club of the
Pacific Cnniit Lenprue, and t'borlle Strnln, for whom the Yankeea have been dickering*
In Second of Double-Header,
Won by Tars, Pitcher's
Leg Is Broken.
Newport Nows, Va , Jun* 21.?Norfolk took
both ends of to-day's double-header from
the Shipbuilders by taking advantage of
| slow fielding and errors.'the first fcora being
J 9 to S and the second 9 to 7. Both teams
j used every pitcher they had. but none of the
fllngers seemed able to stop the slugging
of the two teams. Forty-eight hits. Includ
ing ten doubles, four triples ajid two home
runs, were mada In the seventeen Innings,
the second match being called at the end
of the seventh on account of darkness.
Pitcher Steve Gaston. who was working
for the Tars in the first game, broke his leg
In the eighth Inning when he fell at third
base In trying to catch Haddow off that bag.
The bone Just below the knee was snapped
| clean, and as he fell the pitcher stepped on
his own hand and his spikes went through
the flesh. He will be out of the game for the
remainder of the season. The scores:
A B. R. H. O. A. E.
Haddow. 2b. and ss 4 10 0 4 0
Kernan. 3b S 2 1 2 1 0
Maxwell, cf. and llf 5 1 13 0 1
Tarleton. lb 5 0 1 11 0 0
Matthews., c 5 0 0 4 0 0
Chastitnt. If and 2b 4 112 1 1
Geyer. rf. and cf 4 0 l 3 0 0
Gondolfi. ss 2 1114 2
Brown, rf 2 1 1 1 0 0
Barton, p -. 3 1 1 0 1 0
Powell* 1 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 38 S S 27 11 4
AB. R. H. O. A. E.
Klrcher. If 6 2 3 2 0 0
Long, cf , 5 0 1 1 1 0
Schrader, lb J 5 1 2 14 0 0
Hlasser, 2b 5 2 3 2 1 2
Keller, rf 5 11110
Vandlne. 3b 4 1 2 0 3 0
Whltcraft. ss 5 113 0 0
Stewart, c ,... 5 1 3 4 0 0
Gaston, p 3 0 0 0 fi 0
Shenn, p 1 0 1 0 I 0
Totals 44 9 -17 27 19 4
?Batted for Barton In ninth.
Score by Innings: r
Newport News 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 3?S
Norfolk 1 0 0 2 1 0 1 1 3?9
Summary: Two-base lilts?Tarlton. Gon
dolfi, Kernan, Klrcher, Blausser. Three-base
hits?Keller. Stewart. Home run?Vandlne.
Stolen bases?Kernan. Haddow (2), Klrcher
Keller. Sacrifice fly?Vandlne. Left on
bases?Newport News, 6: Norfolk. 9. First
base on errors?Newport. News, 4: Norfolk,
1. First base on balls?Off Barton. 2; off
Gaston, 3. Hits?Off Gaston. 4 in 7 2-3 in
nings. Struck out?By Barton, 3; by Gaston.
4. Wild pitch?Gaston. Umpire, Kelly. Time
of game, 2:10.
_ ? AB. R. H. O. A. E.
Gondolfi, sb 3 1 2 1 ? 3
Kernan, 3b 2 11111
Haddow, 2b 3 0 1 3 2 0
Tarleton, lb 4 1 1 S 0 0
Powell, c 3 1 2 fi 2 0
Chastant. If 4 12 2 0 0
Maxwell, cf 4 0 0 1 1 0
Geyer. rf 3 12 10
Waldorg, 1 0 0 0 0
Brown, p 1 1 1 0
Puxson, p 2 0 0 0
I Totals no 7 12 *23 11 5
AB. P.. H. O. A. E.
K4rcher, If 4 2 12 10
Long, cf 5 0 2 2 0 0
Schrader, lb 5 1 16 2 1
Blausser. 2h 4 113 10
Keller, rf 3 0 1 1 0 0
Vandlne. 3b 3 3 2 2 1 0
AVhltcraft. ss 4 0 1 0 1 0
Stewart, o 4 117 2 0
Nork. .p 1 0 0 0 2 ft
McCreary, p 2 110 0 0
Shenn. p ; 0 0 0 0 0 0
Weeder, p * 0 0 0 1 0 0
?Blausser out for Interferance.
Totals 34 9 11 24 10 1
? Scoro by Innings: R. i
Newport News 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0?7
Norfolk 0 0 1 2 1 3 2 0?9
Summary: Two-base hits?Gondolfi. Tarle
ton, Stewart, Vandlne, Klrcher. Three-base j
hits?Powell, Geyer. Home run?Chastant. 1
Sacrifice hits?Kernan (2>. Keller. Stolen
bases?Huddow, Kernan. Schrader. Double
plays?Gondolfi to Haddow to Tarleton;
Schrader (unassisted); Klrcher to Blausser.
First base on errors?Norfolk. 4. Left on
bases?Newport News. 4; Norfolk, fi. Hits?
Off Waldorf, 0 in 3 2-3 innings: off Brown. 5
in 12-3 Innings; off Nork, 7 in 3 1-3 inr.lngs;
off McCreary. 2 In 1 2-3 Innings: off Shenn, 0
In 1 Inning. First base on balls?Off Waldorf
1; off Brown, 1: off Paxson, 1; off Nork, 1; off
McCrsary, 1; off Shenn, 1. Struck out?By
Waldorf, 2: by Brown. S; by Nork. 1: by
Shenn, 1; by Weeder, 2. Umpire. Kelly. Time
of game, 2:05.
Gordonsville. Va? June 21.?Tho Gor
donsvillo baseball team mot defeat at
th? hands of tho T. M. C. A. team of
Chariottt-Rvllle on th? high school
grounds here on Friday afternoon.
Th^flnal score was ^ to 0 in favor of
JAY ROGERS IS SOLD
TONEW YORK YANKEES
Deal Closed Yesterday, but He Will Not Report Until
After League Season?Manager Griffin Signs
Infielder and Pitcher?Pressly Gets
A deal that has been under way for several days was closed
yesterday, whereby Jay Rogers is sold to the New York Americans,
i The price is said to be $1,200. Rogers will not report until after the
close of the Virginia League season.
Probably no player in the league has shown such marked
improvement as Rogers. He was used last season as Richmond's
second string catcher, and filled in whenever John Mace was unable
to don the mask. Toward the latter part of the season he was stricken
with appendicitis, and was forced to undergo an operation about the
time that John Raley was suffering from the same disease. When he
reported this spring for practice there were many who felt that he
could not, or would not, measure up to the standard set. The battle
was on from the beginning between Charley Luskey and Rogers, and
until Luskey's release popular opinion held that the older man would
be retained. When the showdown came, Luskey was let out and
Rogers kept. The wisdom of this decision has been demonstrated by
the more-than-excellent work Rogers has been doing, leading all the
catchers in the league, and finally by his purchase.
The deal could have been closed several days ago, the only hitch
being'that Griffin was unwilling to let the youngster go until after
the season was over. Frank Chance wanted him at once. Sweeney
has been going no better than he should for the Yanks, and none of
the second string men has shown any class. Billy Lush liked Rogers
when he was here, and reported that he should be grabbed at once.
Then the hitch came. It was all settled yesterday, when a telegram
was received from the Yankee management announcing that
Richmond's terms had been accepted, and that payment for the player
would be made through the national commission.
Two new faces will be seen among the Colts within a few days.
The first will be Joe Noell, n infielder, from York, Pa. He will
probably take part in the games there, as Manager Griffin is anxious
to get a line on the lad. He comes with all manner of recommenda
tions. Buck Barton, pitching for Newport News, is one of his
sponsors. Noell has played semipro ball and filled in for the York
team of the Tristate League. His record during this period was such
that Griff feels he has a find.
The second newcomer is Clug Coombs, from Locust Grove, Ga.
He is still a schoolboy, but is a pitcher with a record all through the
Cracker State. He is a right-hander, big and strong, a willing worker,
and anxious to make good. He has been under contract for some
time, but just yesterday announced that he would report on July 8.
His latest performance was pitching two games in one day. In the
first he struck out fifteen, and in the second thirteen. Griff believes
that when this youngster learns a few of the tricks he will be another
saleable piece of material.
But Griffin is not the only manager in the league who is to get
new material. Buck Pressly released Martin yesterday, after the
game, and thereby hangs a tale. In place of Martin, Buck is to get
the services of Gedeon, second baseman on Yale's winning baseball
team this season. Gedeon is under contract to Mike Finn, of Mobile,
in the Southern League, but Buck has assurances from Finn that the
college boy will be turned over to Roanoke, with a string, of course.
Reverting to Martin, his name isn't Martin at all, but Kerchner.
The St. Louis Americans, to whom Griffin sold Fred Graff last season,
have a scout named Kerchner. He is a brother to Martin, it was
Scott Kerchner who tipped Pressly. to the now released second
baseman. Scott Kerchncr offered to pay the boy's transportation and
expenses if he didn't make good, but never let on that he was his
brother. Martin, or Kerchner, arrived, didn't make good, never
resembled a ball player in any respect, and now Doctor Pressly is
very angry at the scout who slipped something over on him. It so
happens that a member of the local outfit knew Kerchner, had played
(Continued On Third Page.)
Hermitage Defeats Baltimore
Country Club and Bests Ban
nockburn Club's Best Men.
VICTORY COMES EASILY
Richmond Plays Not Forced to
Extend Themselves at Any
Stage of Contest.
Washington, June 21.?Golfers rep
resents two prominent organiza
1 tlons of Richmond, Va.. carried off the
honors In the first of the Interelub
championship matches, under the
auspices of the Middle Atlantic Asso
ciation, on the Chevy Chase and Colum
bia bourses here to-day.
A local organization, the Bannock
burn Golf Club, was one of the vic
tims. the team from the Country Club
of Virginia winning a match from its
representatives, by seven matches to
two. A misunderstanding on the part
of Captain J. W. Brawner. of the Ban
nockburn team, resulted in three for
feits in the morning, which paved the
way for a victory for the visiting
I tea in. Despite the fact that tho rules
governing play in the championship
inntchus specifically svute that a sei ies
of three four-hall matches shall bo
played In tho morning, to lie. followed
by singles in the afternoon. Brawner
ordered his team to report at 2 o'clock
In the afternoon to start play. As a
result, all three four-ball matches w?ro
forfeited to the Country Club of Vir
In the singles, played in tho after
noon. local players won but two
matches out of six. which increased the
total number of victories for tho visit
ing golfers to seven.
G. A. Rankin and G. T. Cunningham
were the Washington players who won
their matches, tho former defeating F.
J. D. Mac way In an Interesting clash
by 4 up and .1 to pla>, and tho latter
getting the better of Gessnor Harrison
by 2 up and 1 to play. Cunningham
played a consistently good game all
the way round, while his opponent also
showed good form, his driving in par
ticular being commendable.
Palmer's Klnc Plnj.
Dr. T. J. W. Brown, of Bannockburn,
succumbed to the exceptional playing
of W. H. Palmer, ranking player of the
Virginia team, by 8 up and S to play.
The visiting players showed hrilliant
form from the outset, and disposed of
Dr. Brown with but little difficulty.
The showing of the Washington play
er was offset to sonjo extent by his
work in the morning, when he matched
his tkill against Palmer and Douglass
Call In a four-ball match. The Rich
mond pair played brllllatnly. making
the trip out In a thirty-five against
thirty-six, which Is par for tho course.
However, tho Bannockburn player
won five holes on the trip around, show
ing great, form in driving aa well as
on the greens.
i H. Stewart Jones, of Virginia, de
feated O. H. Wood, of Bannockburn, by
2 up after a match that dropped the
feature competition of the day's card.
Play was close front start to finish,
Jones winning by a shade of superior
work on the trip in.
In the other two matches, Dr. S. A.
Greene, of Bannockburp. was defeated
by Rives Fleming, of Virginia, 3 up and
l to play, while J. L. Warren, who
played In place of Captain Brawner.
fell victim to the brilliant play of
Douglass Call, X up and G to play.
Hermitage Defeats llnlf linorcunn.
Over the golf links of tho Chevy
Chase Club, the team from the Hermi
tage Club, of Richmond, defeated the
team from the Maryland Country Cluh
of Baltimore, by winning six points
out of a possible nine.
The Hermitage team consisted of R.
H. Meade, W. Locker, A. I.. Hawse,
W. P. Wood, A. G. Hoover and Mur
ray M. McGulre.
In the morning there were three
four-ball matches, of which the Her
mitage won two. Meade and Hawse
won from Gasser and Lassell. one up.
Wood and Hoover won from Dr. Holly
Smith and Holly Smith, Jr.. two up.
Locker and McGulre lost to Brian and
Kelsey. two up find one to play.
In the afternoon Meade won from
Brian 2 and 1. Locker lost to Sasscr,
7 and 6. Hawse won from Kelsey. 9
and 7. Wind won from Holly Smith,
Jr., one up on the eighteenth hole.
McGulre won from Dr. Holly Smith,
one up, tho eighteenth hole Ijeing
halved. The players whose matches
wore divided on the eighteenth green
had a novel experience, as they found
a ball game in progress about four;
fifths of the way from the tee to the
. hole, and the pitcher and a very largo
person who was acting as umpire and
standing behind the pitcher, made ex
cellent targets for good drivers. There
were no casualties, howev/r, and the
"shouting and the tumult" of the na
tional ghme did not interfere with the
devotees of tho Scottish rival. Tho
results at that hole were certainly
most satisfactory to the Hermitage
Raleigh, N. C., Juno 21.?Greens
boro Country Club won tho golf tourn
ament with the Raleigh Country Cluh
here this afternoon by four points, the
score totaling 12 to 8. Tho score by
two somes, the first named In each
being the Greensboro player, and the
flguro after a name showing the
points ho made over his opponent, fol
lows: F. Phobgood, Jr., three points,
Gordon Smith, C. D. Cunningham, two.
R. D. W. Connor, A. W. McCalllster.
three, Theodore Webb, G. S. Ferguson,
C. A. Johnson, t.le, C. G. berguson,
two, William Roynll. one, C. W. Gold.
Richard Bradley, tie, T A. Dalton, Dr.
Mohcnre, three, R. B. Colt, B. K
Dixon, three .Newman, two, Kddy, one.
Tho last two are tho professionals of
tho rospectlve clubs. .
LEAGUE AVERAGES !
SHOW JOHN RALEV i
Local First Baseman Ts Hitting v
at .380 Stride and Im
P1EZ STEALS 37 BASES
Proves Wonder on Paths?Colt9f
Lead All in Club
The official averages of the players
in the Virginia League, compiled by -
President Boatvrlghl and carrying thq
performances of the mer. through the
game of June 11, show no particular
| uurprises. Local enthusiasts will feel
no shock when they learn that John
Raley is leading the league in hitting.
with an average cf .3R0. Nor will the
fans bat a single e>clash when they
road that Sandy Pie/, with 37 stolen
base? to l is cifd.t, is v?ell established.
as the leading spcedboy on the paths.
Only v.ithiti the past few days The
Times-Dispatch has carried the pitch
j ing avr.-.-ages of Doe Ayers and Charlie
j Strain, so that netl?in&" of a sensation
! Is produced by learning that Ayers has '
| won n>-\v eleven gan.es and lost but
two. wl lie Si.ru in has won ten and lost
four including his two most rccent
. triumphs, not recorded in the averages
i s?nt from Danville. On the face of
tile returns llarty Grifttn leads all of
the ilingrrs with a clean slate hav
ing won three games. Since the reo
i i onlo have been compiled, Harry has
i mot reverses on the green sward, and
his record carries scvoral besmirching
Ttogern Lend* Catcherx.
Jay Rogers, whose sale to the Yan
kees is announced to-day, leads the
catchers of the league. Lelhs, a local
sandlottcr, who has caught In but few
contests, has a percentage of 1.000, but
ho can hardly bo taken into account
Therefore. Rogers, with a fielding ave
1 rage of .991, stands at the top.
There are fifteen men hitting above
the .300 mark and of this number Rich
mond furnishes three in Raley, Luskey
and Plez. Laval, with .299, Rogers
and Newton, with .292 each, and Mace,
? with .265, are all hovering close by.
In club hitting, the Colts are out in
? | front, with an average of .2S7, Roa
noko. In second place, has Just .258.
However, the Champs lead in fielding'
with .95S. Petersburg follows with .!154,
while Richmond and Newport News are
tied for third honors, each team hav
ing fielded .957. Norfolk and Ports
mouth follow In the order named.
AVlthout offering undue criticism the
averages lack much that might make
them more Interesting. The number oC
games played by each of the men is j
lacking, while the pitchers' record
i shows merely the games won and lost,
without the details in which lie the
real food for fans. However, they are
about as complete as could be expected
when the abnormally great number
of changes in the personnel of the sev
eral teams are considered.
nu.Ncli, King ShortNtop.
As might have ben expected, Busch,
of Petersburg, tops the shortfleldors-,
with Doc Newton in fourth place.
Tarleton leads flu; first, basemen, and
John Raley occupied the saniu station
given to Newton, fourth. Among
outfielders Plez really is entitled to
; premier honors, though Chastant, of
Newport News, appears at the top.
Chastant has had but thirty-one oppor
tunities to mlscue, while I'iez has been
' j put to the test eighty-one times.
McCrary. of Norfolk, gets the conso
, latlon prize. Of alt the men in the
, ; league lie alone draws a blank. For
the entire season. Including June 11,
1 he had pitchi-d one game and he lost,
therefore, his average looks like .000.
The figures are on another page for
i your inspection. Look tliem over and
you'll probably" learn why Sandy Pievs
was bought by the Giants. In stolen
i bases his nearest rivals are Jiintnio
Tennant, with twenty-one, and Kircher,
i of Norfolk, with twenty. In all, the
Richmond club has stolon 125 bases,
| quite an extraordinary record on the
Rye, N. Y., June 21.?Jerome Dw
Travis, of Upper Montclalr, the nw
1 ; tlonal and metropolitan golf champion^
1 | added another to his long list of prizes ;
by capturing the chief cup at the
i Apawamls Golf Club tournament to
' day by defeating T. V. Hermingham,
? the champion of the Wykagal Country
i Club on the seventeenth green by 2 up
| and l to play. In the morning Traverg
< had beaten John M. Ward, Garden City*
, ! i and 3. arid Birmingham had beav?i4
| B. T. Allen, of Fox Hills, by 6 to
: IN HARD STRUGGLE
Beaver Dam. Va., Juno 21.?Beaver
Dam to-day won an exciting game
from Dos well on their grounds hy tiTe
' score of 15 to 5. At the beginning o?
the tenth inning tho score utood J to
1. In this Inning Pitcher Oliver, fori
Doswell, blew up. and Beaver Dam
gathered twelve hits off of his da-*' ?
i livery for a total of eleven runs. Uho?
game was marred by '.ho decisions of ?
the umpire, who was off many times*
and at the time that It meant runs
for Doswell. Spicer out of four trips
to the bat secured four hits, two 0$-, iSa
which were circuit drives. # Gwathmeyj V *
for Beaver Dam, deserves spoctal men
tion for his performance In the box* !
allowing only eight scattered' hitjf^..
Batteries for Beaver Dam. G^athfne*
and Satterv/hlte; for Doawoll, lialsilp*
Oliver and OUver.