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1 1 YOUNG TWIRLERS MAY BE STARS OF SERIES.
New York Sept 2 ft With a warning
Of the regular baseball season, a creat
majority of the fans are busy delving
into dope on the coming world's scr
ies, which will be played by New York
National League Team and the Phila
delphia American League team, carlv
Naturally, one of the most impor
tant factors in the calculation! of the
uopestera is the respective pitching
strength of the two teams In con-'
sidering this angle of the coming
struggle, there many who assert that
this will be the year in which the
great veteran twlrlers of tho rival
learns will be forced to make way in
the limelight for two youngsters. To
b more exact, there those who think
that the youngest twlrler on the re
spective teams will be the heroes of
Al Demaree. striving his first vear
as a regular on the Giants' pitching
torps, bids fair to lead the National
league hurlera in the winning per
centage, and it is the fond hope of
adfast New York enthusiasts that
Steamer AJ" will pitch wide circles
around chief bender. Eddie Plank and
tew of Hack's sensational young box i
Buttonhole any Philadelphia fan
and he will bet monev, marbles or
chalk that Bob 8hawkey, the Juvenile
Of the Macklan staff, will outpltch I
such established stars as Mathewson.
Marquard and Tesreau in the big '
"Babe" Adams. Jack Coombs and
.roe Wood are generally considered
the greatest worlds cnampionshlp 1
pitchers of modern baseball history.
Bill Dineen was the flrat to gain fame
as a pitching hero in the inaugural
world's 6orles between American and
National League teams in 1903. when !
the Boston Americana nosed out the
Pirates In their memorable encounter
of eight games. Dineen now an
American League umpire, was the
greatest right hander of his time.
Pittsburg ha3 won three of the
first four games, Dineen grabbed off
a victory for the retreating Bostons in
the second tilt. Dineen succumbed to I
Phlllippo e in the fourth clab. Old
Cj Young saved tho Americans by '
beating Kennery in the fourth game 1
Dineen thrashed Leever in tho sixth.
and Young performed the same opera
tion on PhtUlppe In the seventh In
the eighth and deciding game. Dineen
routed Philllppe and the Pirates and
secured for Boston the world's cham
pionship. The score was 3 to 0. in
this critical clash, Dundee struck out
the great Wagner, with the bases con-gc-sied.
Mathewson still holds the record of
three straight shutouts triumphs over
the Athletics In 1905. He beat Eddie
Plank I to 0, In the first game, and
l-lanked Andy Coakley. 9 to 0, In the
third game of the series; and shut
out Redskin Bender, 2 to 0, in the
fourth and deciding game.
Ed Walch pitched fielder Jones's
Chlcase White Sox to victory over the
Cubs in 1916. Walch won two Barnes
Including a 2 to 0 shutout that took all
the vim out of the Chancemen and
made them easy picking in the final
"Babe', then practically an un
known, twirled three straight vic
tories for Pittsburg over Detroit in
ISO, winning the world's series for
tho Plrares. The youngsters' perform
ance was sensational in the extreme
He yielded only eighteen hits In the
three conflicts, struck out eleven
slugging Tigers and walked only six
Jack Coombs of the Athletics,
equaled Adam's record of winning
throe straight. In the 1910 series, but
he was lucky. Although be beat the
Clubs every time he tolled against
them. Chance s men slammed Coomb's
offerings viciously. Nothing but su
perb support and abilltv of Macks
men to make plenty of runs enabled
Coombs to survivo three victories In
That storic redskin. Chief Bender
was the prime twirler of the 1911
series between the giants and Ath
letlce. He contributed two triumphs
to the Athletic cause. He lost one
Kame, though he gave sixteen hits in
the trio of encounters,
Ist year. Joe Wood was credited
three victories and one defeat, but
Christy Mathewson was recognized as
Lhe pitching hero of that series al
though he lost two zanies and tied
another. Hard lack deprleved him of
victory In each instance
We will now- harp to ancient his
tory, starting with are world's ser
ins In 18- Comlskey's Browns heat
Anson's Cblcasro White Sox that year,
Caruthers and Foutz pitching great
ball for the Browns. In 1K&5 .merles
b -tween Chicago and St. LoulB, earn
team won three tames and one was a
tie The players got $41 apiece out
of this series. Last year each of the
Red Sox drew 54.024.CS for his share.
Comlskey's Brown? figured in four
world k' champion clashes. Detrolts
beat the Brown in 1 SR7 "Lady Bald
win." one of the jrrcatest Southpaws
in his time, won six games and lost
one for Detroit.
The world's series If 18RR between
St. I ouis and New- York was marked
by a splendi-1 pitching duel between
Timothy Keefe and Charlie Kirvr
Keefe beat Kinc three straight. 2 to
1, 4 to 2 and to I ; and won tho
series for New York.
In the Temple Cup series of 1895
between Cleveland and Baltimore old
Of Young won three straight for the
Cleveland outfit Baltimore won one,
Ksmc, Charlie Esper defcatin: "Nig"
Baltimore and Cleveland also'
hooked up In 19fi. Voung was batted
out of he box by the Orioles In the
first game. Holier and Joe Corbett
pitched four straight victories for
Baltimore. Bobby Wallace, now with
the St. Lewis Browns and the veteran
of the American league, pitched the
second t2ame for Cleveland, working
CAREER OF VET
Statistics Establish O'Rourke
as One of the Wonders
of the Sport.
New York. Sept 27 Four years ago
at the close of the Connecticut Leasue
reason, Jim caught one of the regular
h scheduled games for the New York
National league nine, and the Metro
politan Dress marveled at the ability
of the athlete who had passed the half
Today the veteran Is president,
secretary, treasurer and chief of um
pires of the Eastern Association, for
merlv the Connetlcut League He or
ganized the- lea,-:uc in 1897 and has
always been Its secretary He man
aged th" Bridgeport nine nntll rhree
years aco when he retired from regu
tar playing, although he Insisted that
he intended to continue a game or two
a year. Just to keep his name on the
Old Timer a Wonder.
Glancing at the National League
career of the veteran the student of
baseball statistics faces an arra of
acts the establish the old-timer as
one of the wonders of the sport He
was In big league baseball eighteen
years and he batted for better than
1.300 thirteen years, missing the honor
I list only five times.
O'Roirke never equaled the 400
mark for the year His best record
was .366 That was in 1890. Brotber
jhood year, when the National League
! pitchers were pie O'Rourke It will
I be remembered, stuck by the ship
and did not join the Brotherhood
O'Rourke has been a member of
I five National League clubs, smarting
w ith Boston, at the organization of the
league, and playing Province Buffalo,
New York and Washington, leaving
th league In 1S93. Twice he has
played with winners of the National
ileague chompionship, the Province
and New Vorks
He was right fielder and first base
for the Province nine in 1 879 when he
! captured first place and was with New
York In 1888 and 18R9 when It won
the pennant In 1879 he was third ,
.basemen of the league and In 18S4 he'
led the league with an average of 350.
O Rourke has for better than
ever since his entry in the Connetlcut
League, although he never led the o r- '
ganizatlon with the stick.
STANDING OF CLUBS
Won. LosL Pet.
New York 96 g 676
Philadelphia 85 54 612
rhif,ago 82 64 .R62
Pittsburg 77 f9 527
Boston 64 81 .441
Brooklyn 62 81 .434
Cincinnati 63 85 425
SL Louis 49 98 .333
, Won LosL PcL
Philadelphia 95 61 651
Cleveland 83 62 .572
Washington 84 63
Boston 75 67 .628
Chicago ... M 76 72 .510
Detroit 62 84 .425
BL Louis 66 93 .372
New York 63 90 .371
A conference has taken place in
Vera Cruz for the purpose of calling
together a cmralttee of a Mexican
trade union congress.
GIANTS WIN ANOTHER
POINT AT BROOKLYN
Brooklyn. Sept 26. The New York
team drew a step nearer the flag
clinching point by beating Brooklyi:
I 4 to 2 this afternoon They scores
Fall their runs in the first three in
nings, during which Allen tarried ort
I the mound and was hammered for
elcht hits. Then Elmer Brown, the
$7,000 Montgomery recruit, made his
local debut and caused a sensation
by holding the Giants bltless and run
less for the remaining six Innings. He
gave four bases on balls, bur only one
runner got to second. Tesreau al
lowed but four hits, only one of
which was clean. He wobbled In the
third, when Brooklyn scored its only
runs, and again in the ninth when the
locals got men to third and second
with one down Fischer then foulel
out and V heat, batting for Brown,
The third base playing of iierzoi;
was a big feature. Fischer threw
; n lid to bases, turning back four am
BOSTON BREAKS EVEN
Boston, hepi. 26 No one of the
four pitchers used by the Philadelphia
American league was effective this af
ternoon, the locals winning in to 4,
Leonard pitched good ball, keeping
the visitors' hits fallly well scattered
Boardman. n rrrult from the Wa tor
bury. Conn . team, lasted but one In
ning against the world's champions
Honck was hit even harder In the one
Inning ho pitched and Pennock's wild I
ncss In the fourth inning, when he
passed three mn in a row caused
his rcmoial Bush finished the con
test and was effective except in the
White Sox Win
Chicago Sept 26 Pitcher Levr
enz of the St. Louis Club made his
Chicago debut today and although he
held the locals to five hits and struck
out ten men, he lost after ten innmt'3
2 to 3 The home team had taken u
lead over the tailenders. but by bunch
lug hits, St. Louis managed to tie the
Chappell opened the tenth with a
single and went to second whenAg
new threw Schalk's bunt wild to
Wares Weaver singled and Chan
Today was Leverenz day at the Sox
park and a large delegation of his
friends were present '
Captain Harry Lord and Kirst Base
man Hal Chase of Chicago did not ar
rive from the east in time to play
Pirates Beat. Cubs
Pittsburg. Sept. 26 Pittsburg took
the tinal game of the season at Forbes
field from Chicago by a score of 6
to 1 Adams pitched fine ball for
I'ittsburg and but for two passed bail
by Simon In the eighth Inning Zlm
merman would not have scored with
Chicago's only run Adams allowed
nine hits and struck out ten men. the
season s record at Forbes field. Saler
was his victim three limes The P:
rates hit Smith rather freely with
men on bases Singles by Carey and
Vlox, a hit batsman, a double by Ad
ams and an error by Bridwell gave
the locals four runs in the fifth in
ning. Evers used up nearly all hi
recrultsun the last two innings to get
a look at them. Adams atruck out
three of them.
Senators Outplay Highlanders.
New York Sept 26 Boehling. the
young left hander of tho Washlns
tons, was very wild today, but when
ever the New Yorks had a chance to
score they hit Into a double play
Washington made no fewer than five
of these plays, which killed all of the
locals' chances for victory, the visi
tors w inning by a score of 3 to 0 Mc
Hale pitched a good game for New
York, but the Senators bunched tbeir
hits In the third a fumble by Zelder
put Boehllng on base and Milan fol
lowed with a home run drive which
got away from Whiteman. in the
sixth Washington scored a run on
Foster"6 single. Gandil s Infield our
and a single by Morgan New York'n
scoring efforts were puny, as a hit
at any one of several times inigLt
have driven Boehllng off the slab.
Hartzell's one-handed catch on Milan
and a stop by Foster on Williams
were the features
Philadelphia 6-9; Boston 3-10.
Pittsburg 6; Chicago 1.
New York 4; Brooklyn 2.
Detroit-Cleveland, wet grounds.
Boston 10. Philadelphia 7.
Washington 3; New York 0
( hlcago 3; St. Louis 2, (ten in
nings.) American Association
Minneapolis 2. Toledo 0
Columbus 7; Kansas City 5.
I-oulsville 7; gt paui 4
Indianapolis 20; Milwaukee 10.
Sioux City 3; Wichita L
Omaha 10; Lincoln 3
Pes Moines 4; Denver 2. '
SL Joseph 6; Topeka 0.
Pacific Coast League.
Venice 11-5; Oakland 6-6
Sacramento 6; Los Angeles 10.
San Francisco 8, Portland 2.
Initial Gridiron Contests
Crowding Baseball on Cal
endar of Sports.
New York Sept 27. Football be
gins to crowd baseball. With the
teams of Harvard, Princeton and
Pennsylvania on the fields for tbeb
Initial contests of the season today,
the gridiron game will be a factor or
increasing importance on the calen
dar of sport from now until the clos
ing days of November. Yale and Cor
nell opened their playing schedule
last Wednesday and returned to tho
gridiron for the second game of the
Cornell faced Colgate, which won
from the Ithacans in 1012. and Prince
ton met Rutgers, which wns the only
minor team to score on the Orange
and Black last year.
Yale. Pennsylvania and Harvard
had easier propositions, the Ells
meeting Holy Ctobs; the Quakers fa-
Ing Gettysburg and Harvard lining up
against the University of Maine Last
seasou Holy Cross held ihe Klis to a
7 to 0 score. The same score result
ed in the Harvard-Maine game of 1912
Gettysburg was easy for Pennsylvan
ia a year ago
Owing to the death of Halfback Bel
lea of the Norwich university team,
as a result of Injuries received In the
game against Holy Cross on Wednes
day, the army foam was without rf
same loaay. .Norwich nan areprj ir,
play at West Point, but cancelled the'
date when the injured player died ye
j Other games of interest today in
, the oast ( 1 1
t Dartmouth-Massachusetts Aggies at!
Lafayette-Muhlcnbcrc at Easton.!
, Syracuse-Hobart at Syracuse. N. Y.
Lehigh-Albright at South Bethle
Willlams-Renssaeler Poly, at Wil
liam6town University of Pittsburg Ohio North I
ern at Pltt6burg.
Thirty thousand men have been,:
J rendered idle through the lock-out of 'i
Liverpool bricklayers and their la-'
TOSSER FOR 36 YEARS
New Haven, Conn., Sept 27. The
world's record for continuous ball
playing was closed when Jim O'Rourke
failed to stop to the bat before the
Bastern Association closed this season
last week. For thirty-six years the I
veteran has played at least one game
during: the sea.-on In order to be placed
on record as still in professional base.
InUI In which hl.s service dates from
the formation of the National League '
In 1874 till the present time.
For Ifhlrty-slx years "Uncle Teems"
has been In the game, but 1913 has !
passed Into history and he has
dropped out; Eager as he has been
to play Just one game in order that
bis average might be recorded as n
part of the history of the sport he
look tho adlco 0f his physician who
ldvised him thaL because of a severe ;
lines.- the past winter, he should '
piit athletics. i
Close ujon sixty years of age. the I
I veteran retired from every day play
ing only four years ago, but ho hag
made It a hobby to play at least one
t regular match till the recent time.
It is not believed that any other
rival has parsed the quarter century
mark In continuous service, althouA
O'Rourke was enrolled in profession
al baseball for practically every
scheduled match of the sucoeaslvA
seasons for more than thirty year.
His record, it seems certain, will
never be beaten. He is fifty-eight
Another record which he held for
three years Is of playing on the same
nine with his own son. Jimmy, Jr.
They wre together for several years
on tho Bridgcports, which the father
owned. Jimmy. Jr., "Sonny Jim" has
heen with Columbus of the American
.Association since his father sold the
Bridgeport franchise, including a ball
field on the lot where the veteran. Jim
O'Rourke pitched hay when he was a
NEW WORLD'S RECORD.
Rhelms. France, Sept. 27. A new
world's record for speed by aeroplane
was made here today by Emelle Vled
rins, who flew 62 1-2 miles over a
measured course at an average of 118
miles an hour The old record was
111 1-2 miles an hour, made by Maur
ice Provost at Paris on June 17.
FIGHTING AND PRAYING
McCarthy got Into an argumtat
with Casey about the efficacy of
"Oi can't see that there's anything
In It," asserted Casey. "Oi never got
anything out of It."
' Well.' said McCarthy, "dont you
knew when there's a war It's al
ways the people that pray that win
"How about the Chinese"'' asked
Casey. "They're creat people to
rray. and yet they get licked, and
"Oh. well," explained McCarthy,
"no wan could understand thim whin
they prayed." Pittsburg Chronicle
GOT WHAT HE EXPECTED
Hugh Hume, the Portland (Ore),
editor tells a story of an Irishman
named Mike Flannery. who found a
valuable package belonging to a lo
cal capitalist. He took It around to
the man's house and was rewarded.
As he left he met a friend.
"What's the matter, Mike?" asked
the friend; "didn't he give you as
much as you expected""
"1 thought he would give me more
than I expected," replied Flannery
sourly Boston Herald
GIANTS WELL FORTIFIED BEHIND BAT FOR SERIES
m,. f rlsht u'" McLean and
Lnief Meyers. There are ton who will
not concede that tbe New York Gl
win not begin Lhc wa Ida eariee wit
f. Ur "tronger catchinp department
Jn the Philadelphia AthlotiCa, In
Thief Mevers as first utrirar man and1
' Iarry McLean as under biudy Man
ager McGraw' has two of the classp st
I catchers in tbe big show. Both men
aie alto unuaually heavy batters and
, will bu every bit as valuable as their,
team on the offensive a--? In defenelTt
woi k, Connie Mack will
and - ' ! xUr !
; i ' f j a7?
ibd . , .: Mcycrd ur
McLean in ability