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L-M ' " ; THE STANDARD-EXAMINER THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 1920 if H
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IOgden Baseball Club Opens Season May IS I
: GOOD IKR IS
- BOXER'S FEATURE
f 1 Leonard Credits His Success
mU to His Manager, Billy Gib-
H son:. Other Mit News,
fll (By BENNY LEONARD)
mmmmm '' A good manager is essential for a
H boxer to win the championship. With-
mmWmW out a shrewd pilot, it practically is
mmmmmm impossible for a fisticuff performer to
flH win the title. I know that Billy Olb-
H son, my manager, is, in a largo meas-
H ure, responsible for my success and it
Hl was his excellent matchmaking that
1 brought me to tho top.
MUM There is Billy Nolaa of San Fran-
H Cisco. He brought out Battling Nel-
Mil son and Willie Ritchie and both
(HI achieved fame in the lightweight di-
mi vision, each winning tlie title. Nolan
Hpj was given credit for being one of the
Hl t slirewdest managers in the game.
Hl When Nolan fought Gans it was No-
Bl, lan's strategy' that played an important
Hft part in the success of the Battler. No-
H lan also sent Ritchie to the top.
Hftj Then there Is Tom Jones. Jones
has handled three champions to date.
He brought out Billy Papke. He pi-
Iioica mat laci to me line, anu it was
his shrewd managing that gave Papke
the 15S-pound crown. Jones also han
dled Wolgast, and the Wisconsin lad
did wonders. Jones also piloted Jess
Willard to the top and ho "certainly
showed that he was a great manager
by sending the Kansan to tho top. I
bellev3 that Jones will get back In
the game with another champion for
you all know the adage that "You
can't keep a good man down."
' Jack Kearns, through shrewd man
agement, did wonders with Dempsey,
finally sending him against the cham
pion on last Fourth of July. If Demp
i sey had not been handled with care
1 he probably would not have won the
i titular honors.
Then there is Jimmy Dunn, who
brought out Johnny Kilbanc. Dunn's
popularity gave Kilbano his chance
and he arose to the occasion. I be
j lieve that Kilbanc is one of 'he great
est boxers in tho history boxing.
He can hit, is extremely iast and
knows the game from every angle.
- A boxer who has a good manager
can consider himself fortunate. Good
handling 13 necessary. A shrewd man
ager wijl not over-match his boy and
, will nurse him along. That's why I
believe I reached the top. Billy Gib
son refused to send me against tho
top-notchers until he believed I was
ready. 1 have always followed his in
structions and always will for he has
It is .practically impossible for a
boxer to handle the business end of
the game. The worry connected with
it and the signing with oppoucnts is
one that requires careful thought.
Therefore it is best to .have a man
ager who knows the game and a boxer
will do wise to pick his manager with
I i tiger moras
TO DECIDE TITLES
j Program of Events Will Start
I at 1:30 O'Clock Friday
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I, j.uw mueiuuibh Hiui neiu games
nf the Ogden High school will be held '
Friday afternoon starting promptly at
: 1:30 o'clock according to Coach Clar
ence Douglas. The field events will
be staged at the high school while
the track event will all be staged at
This season Ogden high school will
have one of the best teams In harness
that has ever represented the locals
and the showing of the men Friday Is
expected to develop some unknowns.
Class rivalry is at fever heat and some
keen competition is expected. Lee
Richards, one of the greatest athletes
i ever developed at the high school, ia
cf expected to be one of the bright lights.
Richards is an all-round star.
mm . George O'Keefe, Harold Hutlon, Wy-
Hj lie Williams, Kerns and Griffen are
H the other men who are expected to
i' show a wrold of class. Coach Doug
DU las is pinning his hopes on these men
I to take the state title.
I Ruth's Error Costs
Yankees Initial Game
PHILADELPHIA, April 14. Ruth's
muffof Dugan's long liner allowed two
runs to score in the eighth inning here
today, giving Philadelphia a three to
one. victory over New York in the
opening garno of the season. Home
runs by Pipp and Perkins scored the
early tallies. Both Perry and Shawkey
were in fine form. Score:
New York 100 000 000 1 7 1
Philadelphia ...000 010 02x 3 7 1
Shawkey and Ruel; Perry and Per-
BELGIANS TN FRAXltFOlVr. j
FRANKFORT. April 14. (By the
mm Associated Press. )-Belgian troops ar-
K rlve1 Frankfort today. Tho French
' military, several thousnnd strong,
save t-hem .1 ceremonial reception,
H j while crowds in- tho streets ' rilently
1 ' looked on. There-was 110 disorder.
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USDS HOLDS '
TO IE ABOLISHED
Wrestling Game Will Be Mod
ified in Future, Says Noted
Expert of Mat Sport.
The movement about to be launched
In 5cw York looking toward the abol
ishment of .ill dangerous holds now
In use In the wrestling sport, is not go
ing to meet with howling:, success at
the hands of the grapplcrs. The mat'
men seem quite anxious to bar the
headlock made famous by Ed (Stran
gler) Lewis, but from Champion
Steelier down they will not consider
tho eliminatin of tho too hold.
George Bothner, referee and wres
tling: authority, has taken it upon him
self to cleanse the sport of all holds
that are liable to leave a victim crip
pled. His willingness to' rid Ule game
of dangerous holds encouraged the
formation of a sort of association
which, according to Bothner, will
branch out In real businesslike form
before next winter.
When hf was apprised of the In
auguration of a campaign to clean up
the game, Champion Joo Steelier im
mediately voiced a protest on the
culmination of the toe hold. Stocher
declared he did not want to appear
arbitrary, but ho felt certain there
would be difficulty In drawing the
line, and ' if too much liberty was
taken in eliminating the various holds,
I it would not be long until those wres
I tiers who have specialized would bo
I unable to compete.
"My scissors hold is realty nothing
now, but 1 have developed it little
I further than wrestlers of the paet."
' said Steelier, "Why should I abandon
work that haa required years of pa
tient endavor to develop, just to place
myself on a level w'.th t:ie aspiring
wrestler who has neglected or was
unable to specialize.'" Steelier is un
conditionally against the plan.
Bothner admits there will be diffi
culty in arriving at what holds must
go and which must remain But he
says the wrestling game is cenain to
deteriorate in its present condition,
and the associate project is simply" a
safety first move. Bothner is also
much interested in tho association
.project to do away with the talk r.l'out
a so-called "wresting trust," which ho
terms an underhand maneuver by
those who would kill the ancient pas
time. Bothner is qualified tu attempt
the task he has outlined for himself,
as he is one of the best informed
wrestling authorities in the country.
He referees all the big matches in New
York. He was the third man in the
ring in tho recent Stecher-Caudock
tilt In which Caddock lost his euwn.
Fresfsies Trim Third
' Year Players, 8 to 5,
Juniors of the Ogden high school
were defeated by the freshle baseball
players in a class game at the high
school yesterday the, score being 8 to
5. By winning out over the third year
players, the peagreens won the right
to mix with the seniors in a three
game series for the school title. The
Greeman ; . c Brady
Pa etch p OKomolo
Wright lb" : E. Smith
J- Cieri 2b . .. Wyatt-Chiba
Pen-ins ss Johnston
Jackson 3b. Hanley
McLoughlin rf Frickstad
Bolslnd cr A. Smith
Q"Inn If Childs
Summary: Struck out By Paelch 8.
Okomoto 3; bases, on balls Off
Paetch 1, off Jackson 2, Okotomo 5.
Two-base hits Freeman, Perkins. Hit
by pitched ball Quinn and Wrikht, bv
Jupiter Pluvius Halts
Work on Athletic Park
Old Jupiter Pluvius dealt forth an
early moruing call yesterdayand halt
ed the work scheduled to start on the
athletic park at Monroe avenue and
Twenty-ninth street. However, the
wprk on the park was not altogether
halted, as the members of the Board of
Education and the city commissioners
met and discussed the plans for the
new field. Before departing the mem
bers of the board agreed to donate Sl,
000 toward improyement on the new
park. The city commissioners pledged
their support in tho matter and It is
probable that a $15,000 bond issue will
be on the mantle soon for athletic im
provement at the new park.
With the members of the board of
education seeing the great benefit to
bo derived from such a park, the ath
letes of tho Ogden high school and
other athletes will at last have a first
class park, thinks to the city commis
sion and the members of the board.
II has been one of the darwbacks in
athletic competition but from now on
the good ship will sail with a calm sea
and with the backing of the powers
It is claimed that the term "hyphen
ated Americans" dates back prior to
tho' year 1S76, when John Boyle
O'Reilly applied it to a remnant of
the old-time toryism who were ob
jecting to tho nation-wido celebra
tion which took placo that year
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Griffith's Team, With New Infield,
Can Stage Fight for First Division
. Left to right, above: Bob Roth, Clyde
Milan, Walter Johnson and below,
Clark Griffith is counting on a
rebuilt infield to better his team's
defense this year and give the out
fit the pep needed to give the
other clubs a battle for first di
vision honors. Foster is now with
the Red Sox. McBride will spend
his time as assistant manager.
Shanks is getting old.
Left to right, above: Bob Roth, Clyde
Milan, Wajter Johnson, and below,
By NORMAN E. BROWN.
Clark Griffith appears to have the
best ball club that has represented the
national capital in recent years and
one which will give the "up there"
teams a fight for a first division
berth. The Nats always have had a
big voice in the pennant race (ask the
Cleveland fans) although they haven't
Griffith, mainly through Walter
Johnson, has wrecked the hopes of
pennant aspirants in the last months
of the campaign very' often.
This year the capital team ought to
have more than ever to say about it.
The -weakest spot on the Washing
ton club last season was its inner de
fense. Griff had good pitching and
fair hitting last year. His outfield
handled its part of the defense well
but his infield was woefully weak.
This year, with a new and younger
combination around the bags Griff
hopes to see that fault rectified.
Griff's infield probably will consist
of Judge, first base. Ellerbe, second
base, O'Neill shortstop, and Joe Leon
ard, third base. It may be, though,
that the opening day will find O'Neill
and Ellerbe switched.
Judge is a sure thing at first. He
Pirates Win Extra
1 Inning Fracas, 5-4
ST. LOUIS, April 14. Pittsburgh de
feated St. Louis, 5 to 4. in ten innings
in the opening game of the season to
day, Nicholson's infield hit with the
bases full scoring the winning run.
Doak was forced to leave the box in
the third on account of illness and
the pitchers who succeeded him were
R. H. E.
Pittsburgh . . 000 300 JOO 15 7 2
St.- Louis ..,011 001 001 0 4 11 5
Adams, Hamilton and Clarke; Doak,
Tuero, May, Haines, Goodwin and de
Won. Lost. Pet.
Minneapolis 1 0 1.000
Columbus l 0 l.flOO
Toledo 1 0 1.000
St. Paul 1 0 1.000
Milwaukee 0 1 .000
Indianapolis 0 1 .000
Louisville 0 1 .000
j Kansas City 0 1 .000
i Yesterday's Results.
Minneapolis, 8; 'Kansas City, 2.
Columbus, 6; Louisville, 1.
Toledo, 1; Indianapolis, 0.
St. Paul, 3; Milwaukee, 2.
Dodgers Bunch Hits
To Defeat Phillies
BROOKLYN, April 1-L The Brook
lyns made practically all of Uieir hits
off Rixey count today and defeated
Philadelphia in the opening game, 9 to
2 The batting of Wheat and Konet
chy was timely. Myers, although cred
ited with only one hit, a three-bagger,
sevred three runs, due to twice forc
ing out runners. Cadore held the
Phillies to .four hits, until the ninth,
when they bunched four more after
two were out for one run. Neis and
Ward led in the fielding. Score:
Philadelphia .. 000 000 101 2 8 3
Brooklyn 014 001 03x 9 9 3
Rixey and M. Wheat; Cadore and
has been playing the initial bag for
four or five seasons. He has devel
oped Into a first-class man at that
station. At second last year Griff
used Grover and Hal Janvrin but
neither filled the bill Janvrin was'
peeved at having to play with the long
trampled Nats. Ellerbe. an Interna
tional league star, was tried mainly at
shortstop last fall by Griff but the old
Fox has decided that he can be con
verted into a second baseman. Eller
be's one weakness, Inability to hit low
balls, has been remedied by the sim
ple expedient Griff employed of tip
ping of opposing pitchers to that
weakness last fall. Ellerbe got enough
practice hitting at them after that to(
cure the fault. i
The veteran Shanks played short!
most of the time last season. He
showed his years, however, and his
hitting was woefully weak. Jimmy j
O'Neill, brother of Steve, Indian
catoher, is a green man in the majors'
but he is a clever fielder, fast on his'
feet and has a good head. Joe Leon-
ard is almost a veteran at third.
When Griff obtained Maurice Shan
non with Bobby Roth from the Red'
Sox it was with the intention of mak-j
ing Maurice his second baseman, butl
the showing O'Neill and Ellerbe have
made means tlyit Shannon will have!
By NORMAN E. BROWN
Clyde Milan, fleet-footed center field
er of the Washington ball clufy is all
set for his thirteenth complete season.
There are few men in the big show to
day who can show as consistent and
faithful a record for one club owner
The Linden, Tenn., boy joined the
capital team August 28, 1S07, being
bought from Wichita in the Western
Association. Ho played in forty-eight
games for Griff that summer and in
1908 his first full season, became one
of the regular outfield trio. The record
book shows that ho played over 127 j
games each year from then on until he
slipped to 88 games last season. He
has always been a good hitter, hover
ing about the .300 mark. In two cam
paigns those of 1911 and J912, he
stepped over .300, batting and .315 and
His wonderful speed afield and on.
the bases have been his chief assets,
however. He has won base-stealing
honors and always ranks high in sac
rifice hits due to his ability to "get
Last season, Milan hit .287 in 88
games, swiped forty bases. Ho col
lected twelve sacrifice hits, That
he's a mean man to pitch to is shown
by the fact that he fanned only six
teen times during tho season.
Milan played with the North Texas
league in 18905 and played with McAl
lister and Shawnee before joining Wichita.
The great seal of the Confederacy,
made In England, reached Richmond
in 1865, too lato for use.
to fight to obtain a regular job in Die
infield. He will, however, be valu
able as a reserve man for either berth
If he doesn't break into the first line
up. Walt Johnson's presence in his
usual form gives Griff a fair-sized
pitching staff, as always. In addition
to Walt Griff has Erlckson and Sliaw
as vets and three or four likely look
ing greepies. Courtney, one of the
newcomers, won three straight games
as a starter for the Fox last fall. Al
Schacht, International league bearcat
for several seasons, ought to become
The outfield stacks up as the best
Griff has had in many moons. Who
would want a better hitting or a
speedier outfit than Milan, Roth and
Rice? Sam Rice slugged away at a
.321 gadt last season. Roth, shifted
about the league, grabbed off an av
erage of 289, Milan tieing him with the
bat. Although the last season records
don't prove it Roth will add to the
Nats' attack. Mike Menoskey hit
within two points of Roth last season
but Roth, going good, is a timelier hit
ter than Mike.
If Griff's infield keeps glue in its
I mitts and hits at a fair average the
Nats ought to look good although a
I bit shy of pennant material.
Tigers Win Second
Tilt From- Angels
LOS ANGELES, April 15. Mitchell
held the locals to five hits here in the
second game of the series yesterday,
Vernon winning by a score of '5 to 2.
The Angels used four mound stars in
the contest. The score:
R. II. E".
Vernon 5 15 0
Los Angeles 2 5 0
Batteries: Mitchell and Sullivan;
Aldridge, Schultz, Pertica, Brown and
PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE.
Won. Lost Pet.
Portland 5 1 .S25
Oakland 6 '2 .750
Vornon , 5- 4 '. .555
Pan Francisco . . ...... 4 4 .500
Seattle 3 4 .429
Sacramento 3 4 .429
Salt Lake 2 4 .333
Los Angeles 2 7 .222
At Los Angeles Vernon, 5; Los An
All other games postponed rain.
! Seniors Win First
Game of Class Tilts
Seniors of the Ogdon hlph school
defeated the sophomores of the school
In the first game of the aeries yester
day afternoon, the scoring being ID to
1. Richards, Skoen and Gimlin were
tho stars for the winners." For the
second year men, Kennedy 'was tho
Irwin ......... .c ; . Rogers
Frombery ....... p ...... . Lovedahl
Richards lb.. JDoxey
Mcllroy 2b . Fancy
Glmlln 3b.. t Chez
Skcen .ss. ...... . Thomas
C. Chen If Stratford
Griffen ....cf Cieri
Kern i...riV Kennedy
Julius Caesar took an elephant with
him to Britain and terrified the inhabitants.
To Battle For Rag
In New Ball League 'M
Ogden Club Will Have Flashy Players in Harness When Bell ,
t Sounds'; First Game Scheduled With Fast I
l' : Rrigham City Ball Tossers. : ; !
Saturday, May 15th, is the day sot
101 the opening of the Wasatch base
bHll loaprue according to R. H. Wells,
one of the boosters for the local team.
The schedule will be drawn up during
the coming week and games played on
Wednesday andSatu rday afternoons of
each week throughout the season. In
the opening game of the season the
locals will lock horns with tho Tast
Brlgham City aggregation.
Cy Morgan, former Union Associa
tion player and at one time a star!
mound man, is, in charge of the Brig-1
ham City team and unless Cy's plans'
go amiss he should have a first rate'
team. The league will be composed of!
the following clubs: Ogden, Brigham
CVity, Lay ton. Bountiful, Honeyville, '
and Tremonton-Qarland. The sched
ule for the opening day calls for the
following games: Brigham City at
Ogden; Bountiful at Laytonj , Honey
ville at Trcmonton.
Umpires ,will be named prior to the j
starting of ihe season and rules adopt
ed. The grand old game is due for a
great comeback in Ogden according to
the live wires who are endeavoring to
Pace Ogden to the fore in athletic,
irrid the days nf yesterday arc sure to
isturn with pepper and ginger ruling.
At Ihe meeting of the board of con
trol held at Brigham City Tuesday ev
ening A. P. Mortensen of Ogdon was
elected president and W. E. Davis of
Prigham City, secretary and treasurer.
Ihe teams entered in the flag race
vcrc rprescnted at the meeting by ihe
following man: Ogden, R. H. Wells:
Bountiful, L. J. Muir: Brigham City,
W. E. Davis; Honeyville. G. B. Wintlc;
Lfiyton, E. G. King, and Tremonlon
Garland club, W. W. Christensen.
According to R. H. Wells, Ogden
backers, are out to raise $1,500 for the
club, of which almost 500 has been
raised at this writing. Mr Wells in
speaking of the club, said in part:
"It is the intention of the commit
tee to call on every business house
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LEFTY WILLIAMS . ;
WIS 0PESE8 ffl
CHICAGO WHITE SOX
Former Salt Lake Heaver Al
' lows But Four Hits to
Opponents, Score 3-2.
Won. Lost. Pet
Philadelphia 1 0 1.000
Cleveland 1 0 1000
Chicago ... ; 1 0 1.000,
Detroit . a- 1 -000;
New York 0 1 .000
St. Louis 0 1 .000,
Boston 0 0 .000'
Washington . . . 0 0 .000 ;
Yesterday's Results. (
At Cleveland Cleveland, 5; St.
At Philadelphia Philadelphia. 2;
New York, 1.
At Chicago Detroit, 2; Chicago. 3;
At Boston Boston-Washington game
CHICAGO, April 14. Chicago de
feated Detroit 3 to 2 today in an 11
inning game, ushering in the Ameri
can league season here. Williams'
good pitching coupled with Weaver's
heavy hitting and base running am' E.
Collins' timely hitting won the gamoj
for Chicago. Heilman's home run hadj
tied the score in the ninth inning.
Detroit .. ..000 000 10J. 00 2 4 2j
Chicago .. ..000 002 000 01 3 11 lj
Dauss and Stanagc, Ainsmilh; Wil-j
liams and Schalk. j
Indians Blank Cards
In Feature Contest
CLEVELAND, April 14. Cleveland
opened its season by defeating St.
Louis, 5 to 0, before one of the larg
est opening day crowds in the history
o Cleveland baseball. Coveleskie
held St. Louis to five hits and struck
out seven men. Cleveland hit Sotho
ron hard, bunching its hits in tho sec
ond inning when it scored four runs.
St. Louis 000 000 000 0 5 0
Cleveland .. . .040 010 OOx 5 13 0
Sothoron and Sovercid; Coveleskie
JAI' TERMS ACCltKTJSD.
TOKIO. April 14. TThEfpr otfice
announces that the p'rovjslpnal gov
ernment in VladiWtok m MndaV
evening signed an eorncni accept
ing most of napan tiTfiftsr W
and professional man in Ogden, thus H
giving-all a chance to subscribe initio
interest of the team. $ W
"Both league officials. Mr. MorCeh- H
sen and Mr. Davis, are backers of atb- H
letics and in their new positions should
be able to place Ogden to the fprja H
on the baseball map. The indication;
point to a great revival of the old-thrj;e
ginger and pepper which once charac- H
terized the play of the local team tn
organized baseball. With the ball rolj- ' ilH
ing we are eager to raise the necessai-y
?1,500 and are seeking the backing cjf lll
all loyal fans.. When the money is lll
raised boosting strength will be neeft- ll
ej in order that the club may haw ll
support. Nothing encourages a team '
like good attendance and the players il
are but to do their best." ; ll
j Money Raised. H
Thus far the teams have raised the . ' IH
following amounts: Ogden, $140; Tre- jjH
Imonlon-Garland, $1,225; Bountiful, , H
j?9S0; Brigham City. $1,200; Layton, i H
!$1,010, and Honeyville, ?375. ) ill
j Extensive plans for a "regular" op- IH
:cning and opening day ceremonies are IH
being planned by the local boosters IH
I and one of the largest crowds in the JH
(history of the city io expected to "be . H
(on hand when his "umps" bellers forth '1
1 The Ogden team on paper looks like ll
a winner. Manager Davis has signed
a number of stars and with the talent IH
already in harness the locals should 1 ,H
be on top or near the top rung during il
he entire season. Baseball Interest ll
throughout the entire country is at
fever heat now and Ogden is expected
'to produce enough boosting to break 1
la half dozen thermometers during the '1
coming season. . Such men as D.-vvig, ll
Wessler, Pietroff, French, Preshaw, 1 IH
iRomney and others will wear the local VmM
! uniforms during the season. The team ll
will hold a snappy workout at Lorin iH
Furr park next Sunday at which time , H
(the fans of the city will be invited .to fH
.Uiru'out and give the boys the "once jH
CHI! IDS i I
11 mm we ;
FROM CHICAGO GUBB I
Alexander Hit Freely By tKe
Champs of 1919; Ruether : .
Twirls Classy Bail.
' NATIONAL LEAGUE. ''1
won. Lost. Pet; mmm
Brooklyn ... 1 0 1.000; , mm
Cincinnati '. 1 0 1.0(H) mmm
Boston 1-0 1.00 1 J- ' ,mu
Pittsburg 1 0 1.00(1
New York . 0 .1 00(E WMf
Chicago .01 00(? liH
sl Louis ..-.o -'i : .ootr mmm
Philadelphia 0 1 -00C; j
Yesterday's Results.- J I
At. St. Louis Pittsburg,. 5; St )
Louis, 4. mWM
At New York Boaton, 6; New? IH
.York, 3. I Mmm
At Brooklyn Philadelphia. 2;j IH
Brooklyn, 9. ll
At -Cincinnati Chicago; 3; Cincin iH
CINCINNATI, April 14. The world'j LM
champions opened their season herj
today by defeating the Chicago Cubs.- 'M
7 to 3. Alexander was hit freely ancg iM
was unsteady but his batting was re-
sponsible for three of Chicago's rumy iH
Ruether held the visitors well in check
except in two innings. The Redst
clinched the victory in the seventh bw H
scoring three runs on a walk to. Dau '
bort and hits by Groh, .Duncan andj TH
Kopf. Score: . . Fl
Chicago 002 010 000 3 8 ftl !H
Cincinnati .. . .300 001 30x 1 12 0- UH
Alexander and Killefer; Ruether and, tMM
M'Graw's Giants Lose! I
First Tilt to Bostoif
NEW YORK, April 14. Boston eas iH
ily defeated the New York Nationals
ir. tho opening game today. 6 to MM
Boston drove Barnes out of the box ii Mu
the second inning and scoredfi ve runs
It was the first time Boston had de
fr.ated Barnes since he was traded b
tl-at club to New York two years ago
Eayers, a recruit left handed pitcher o
the Boston club, made a good showiugr
but was rolieved in the ninth. Scoreu
Boston 050 010 000- 6 8 0: H
New York 000 0Q0 030 3 9 H
Eavers, McQuillan and O'Neills
Barnes, Hubbell, Winters, Ryan andj JMM