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H Rube Marquard, New York Giant pitcher who
1 holds the world's record of nineteen consecutive
H victories, made this year. The slump experienced
1 by Rube since he made his record has made him
an uncertain quantity for the World's series.
WILL WIN SERIES
B (By Rube -Marquard, Giants' Great
H It is tfao fashion to make predic-
H tions as to the winner or the world's
B eerles. I am going to vary the cus-
H torn Ho some extent by confining my-
1 elf largely to comparisons of tlio Gl-
1 ants ancLtho Red Sox as I seo them.
-from a study of the "dope." Now, 1
H can't say I believe' much in the "dope"
H as applied to a short scries of seven
H srames, in which tho element of luck
H sometimes ovorshadows eheer ability,
m Btill It is always Interesting to me to
H study the possibilities. .
m McGraw is now pointing our club
H toward, tho big aeries our second
H consecutive chance at tho champion-
H 6hip of the world. "We meet a club
Hj that the average fan considers wcak-
H er than the Athletics of last year, al-
H though Connie Mack, who leads the
H Athletics, is quoted as saying that
H the Slail aggregation is a better club
H than tho one ho had in 1911. Mack
H should know.
H Remember this: I haven't seen the
H Red Sox play this season, and haven't
H had a chance to study them. I am
H 'basing my observations on the flg-
B ures. "I can't see where a man who
H! ' 'has never seen and studied both
Hl teams in action has any license to sa
H arbitrarily that this or that player is
H "better than another. I think a "fan"
Hl who has watched the clubs all season
H is better able to judge for himself
H than a man who has seen but one
H team, and is intensely partisan, any-
1 Feels Confident.
1 I feel confident that the Giants will
H defeat the Sox, and it is a confidence
B born of tho honest belief that we have
1 the beBt hall club. The wish, in ray
V ense, Is father to the thought.
Ht I think it will be conceded that wo
Ej hare the greatest manager in tho
Krj game today and therein lies a tretnenr
HE'-j dous advantage in our favor at the
iw outeel. McGraw has proven himself
H a wonderful baseball general, and will
K& leave an Indelible impress upon the
Kg game. I believe he is tho greatest
M& single asset that New York has In
Hwj the coming series.
Ifffi The Giants this year avo stronger
LJB?. , than the Giants who lost the world'r.
K championship fight Inst fall. It Is
K the same team, true enough, but It is
HttVl a team of greater experience, which
El Is something the Athletics had on us
Id in 1911. In point of years it is a
Ul team oven younger than the BoBton
9 Sox, but our boys are now veterans
1 in point of experience. That will help.
H The pitchers of the two club3 have
H been discussed so frequently, and from
B so many different angleB uiat I don't
M feel thore is anything I can add that
j would, be of interest Besides, 1 feel
H Bonio hositancy about comparing tho
H men in my own line of work. I'll
V' leave that to some one elBe and talk
m about the clubs as I seo them from
' a close inspection of the figures.
HL' Irony of Fate.
V McGraw says that figures don't lie.
B- Now. of course, figures based on a
W season's work cannot have much bear-
KJ Ing on a series of eeven games, but I
Rl am using tliem to show in a general
SI way how the players loom up. A man
might come into the league and hit
J 450 for two weeks, or a month, and
& t wind up the season with an average
of about .210 it has often happened
KU I A player who hits but .250 in the sea-
RBfl son and who couldn't Rtoal a base
vdth assistance may be the star of tho
V world's series, whilo the Ty Cobbs
prove a total failure.
M t A recruit pitcher might be put In
V ns a last forlorn hope and win a ser-
lies almost by himself. Talio the fa-
mous eases of Billy Gilbert, Georgo
V Roho and Babe Adams in champion-
Pl ship gamen of tho past That's why
BJ I don't believe much in the hope, but
Bff I haven't seen the Sox and tho Giants
1 compared man for man, as yet, and
BHJ that's what I am going to try to do.
BBM I want to say in passing that ov-
BSJ .crything which has been printed about
Jl the abjUty of "Smoky" Joo "Wood la
true. He 16 a great pitcher, I know,
because I used to pitch against him
down in the American association
when ho was with Kansas City and 1
was a member of tho Indianapolln
club "Whenever our teams came to
gether Joe and I were always matched
for a battle.
Both Very Young.
We were both very young then to
bo plnying professional ball, and when
we tied up ie used to simply pile on
the steam and let the ball go. We
paid no attention to change of pace,
working tho battor or anything else.
Both of us had lots of smoko and we
just whangej tho ball across regard
less. I don t recall that 'Wood ever gain
ed a decision over me. and we used to
average ton and twelve strikeouts to
a game Since those days wehavo
both probably materially changed our
methods of pitching. I know I did,
and Joe must have done the same, be
cause he would never have got away
in the big loague with nothing but
his old smoko. Make no mistake
about Wood ho is very, very good.
ac mat, nowever, I rather believe
he Is tho kind of pitcher the Giants
will hit, and any tiino they hit they
are going to get runs. They like a
right-hander, and they do not object
to speed. I have never seen Ray Col
lins, or Buck O'Brien, or Bedient, but
I am told they are all fine pitchers.
Still, O'Brien is a spit-baller, and the
Giants have found only a few spit
ballers in our league that bothered
them to any extent They beat Marty
O'Toolo and Lavender, although both
these pitchers have scored over us.
We lost a decision to Chalmers, of
Philadelphia, and Hendrix of Pitts
burgh, has given us a tussel, or two
but as a general thing the Giants find
a Hpitter easier than Is generally sup
posed. Wood as Suffered.
I believe, too, that Wood has suf
fered from his effort to equal my
record of nineteen straight victories.
I base that statement on my own ex
perience, and I see that Walter
Johnson found out the strain after he
had compiled his sixteen straight.
True, Wood has won since ho stop
ped at sixteen, but he is no more
than human, and I believe he will
find out later that a man cannot
strain himself without suffering aft
erward. The strain is both mental
and physical. Naturally, tho record
means something to the man who is
nftor it, and he is keyed up constant
ly to a tension that is not good for
Today. I fell that I have completely
recoverod from the effects of the long
run, but believe mo I felt the strain
long afterward, and It probably show
ed In my work, just as it did In Wal
ter Johnson's subaequent perform
ances. "Wo will drop the pitchers vIth the
statement that I believe McGraw is as
well, if not a llttlo better, fortified
with Mnthewson, Tcsroau, Ames,
Craudall, Wlltso and your humblo
servant, as Stahl iu with Wood, Bedi
ent, O'Brien, Collins and Hall.
As for the catching staff, I think
few would question the superiority of
Mcyora and Wilson over Carrfgan
and Cady. I consider our Infield
stronger than Boston's in every posi
tion. Merkle and Doylo outclass
Stahl and Yerkes In overy department
of tho game, and in my opinion
Flotchor is a shade better than Wag
ner and Herzog's speed is a llttlo
greater than Gardner's.
The outfield is the only department
In which tho Red Sox have any ad
vantage and that advantage rests
solely with their wonderful contor
fielder, Tris Spoakor. Ho is a marvel
on bases and at haL His throwing
too, is marvelous, but, no more so
than thafof John Murray, the Giant
Tho outfields- are even on the de
fense, A man like Speaker, of course, is in
a class by himself among the.out-
Holders who Trill take part in the big
series. It may bo his misfortune to
fall down, as Ty Cobb did in the
world's championship games In which
he figured, but you've got to always
regard a man of Speaker's great abil
ity as n factor until the last man in
the game is out.
A fellow who hits close to .400 and
Is one of tho greatest base runners
and run getters in his league, as well
as one of the greatest fielders and
throwers, is bound to cause trouble
for his opponents at any time. A man
like Speaker might win a world's
series almost by his own efforts
As for Duffy Lewis and Harry
Hooper, the figures do not show that .
they outclass our outfielders to any
great extent. Lewis hits .275, whilo
wo have Joah Dovore and Murray hit
ting .266 and .267, respectively, with
Snodgrass whaling the ball at .258,
Hooper taps a light .248.
In base running, as shown by base
stealing, our men completely outclass
bath Lewis and Hooper, Devore has
6tolen 25 bases,, Murray 32, Snod
grass 38, while Lewis is credited
with but S and Hooper with 26.
Then, too, we have Beals, who hits
.264, and has stolen 28 bases.
Taking the second lino, as you
might call It, I bollovo McGraw "his
Stahl outclassed with Artie Shafcr,
Groh and Harry McCormick, against
Grover Hartley, Georgo Burns. Honry
Clyde Engle, Henrlkse. Krug, Thomas
or any of the other Sox substitutes.
Shafor, Groh and Burns can fill in at
any limo without the team iosing
strength, save from the standpoint of
experience, while Hartley Is ready for
regular service as a catcher right
IMPORTANT FACTS CONCERNING
WORLD'S CHAMPION SERIES
All Gameo Begin at 2 p. m.
Tuesday, October 8 First galne, at
Polo Grounds, New York.
Wednesday, October 0 Second
game; at Fenway Park, Boston.
Thursday, October 10 Third game;
at New York.
Friday, October 11 Fourth game;
Satuiday, October 12 Fifth game;
at New York
Monday, October 14 Sixth game
(if necessary) ; at Boston.
To bo decided later Seventh game,
Club first to win four games cap
tures tho title.
Whenever impossible, on account of
bad weather or other causes, to play
a gamo on tho day scheduled, th'o
contending clubs will remain in tho
city at which that game is scheduled
until the game can be played. In
everir- of such postponements the
scheduled until tho game can be
played. In event of such postpone
ments tho schedule of remaining
games will be pushed forward just
Scats for the World Series,
At New York: Polo Grounds, ca
pacity SS.000 seats.
Boxes (I seats), $25 On public
slae in advance.
Upper grandstand (8,000), at $3
On public sale in advance.
Lower grandstand (15,000), at 2
On sole at grounds only on day of
Bleachers (15,000), at $1 On sale
at grounds only on day of game.
At Boston: Fenway Park, capacltv
30,000 seuts. J
Boxes, per j?eat. $3 On sale in ad
vance; tickets muBt-be -bought for
Pavilion, 1 For sale on grounds.
Bleachers, 50 cents For sale on
Gats at Polo Grounds will be op
ened at 10 a. m., on tho days df the
games and all persons buying tickets
will bo obliged to pass directly into
Division of World Series Receipts
Receipts of tho games for the
world series are to be divided as fol.
For tho first four games, 10 per
.cent of tho receipts goes to tho Na
tional commission; 00 per cent goes
'to a pool for the players, (CO per
cent of this pool to tho winning
players and 40 per cent to the los
ers); remaining 30 per cent of the
total receipts is equally divided be
tween tho two club owners. All the
receipts of games after tho fourth
go to the club owners
The financial reoord established
last year waB the highest of any
world series to date The total re
ceipts for tho six games was $342,264.
Of thia each of the twenty-ono Phil
adelphia American plavers, as win
ners, received 53,651, while each of
tho loHlng New York National plav
ors received $2,436.
Umpires for World Serieo.
Arbitration of the close plays in
world championship games la vested
in a force of four umpires, or twice
the number In ordinary games. One
la stationed behind the plate, one
about the buses and two In the out
field. The selection of tho umpires u
made by the presidents of the two
jpajor leagues, oach choosing two from
his own stair. The choice this year
fell upon; ,
William Klem and Charles Rlgkr't
TTmxr ircjq i 7- r 'J1 -t ,
representing tho National league
William Evans and "Silk" O'Lough
lin. representing the American league.
Mr. Klem is tho only one of the four
who participated in last year's aeries,
although all of them are veterans as
big league umpires and are generally
popular with the baseball public.
Previous World Srles.
Tho first baseball gamo recorded aa
played for "the championship of the
world" was in 1S81 when Providenco
of the National league defeated tho
Metropolitans of Now York, 3 to 0. In
the 27 years since then thore have
lear. Winner. League. Loser. League. Games.
1903 Boston American Pittsburg National . . . 5 2
1904 ...No series Giants refused to play BoBton Red Sox for title
1905 Now York National Philadelphia ..American. .4 1
190G .. Chicago American. .Chicago National. .42
1907... Chicago National.. ..Detroit American. 4-0 1 tie
1908 Chicago Nntlonal Detroit American. .41
1 909 ... . PIttHburg National Detroit American . . 43
1910 .Philadelphia American Chicago National. . .4 I
1911. ..Philadelphia American ..Nov.- York National. . .4 2
Giants Vs. Red Sox In 1909.
The present contenders for world
honors in baseball met in a post-season
series three years ago which Bos
ton won oer Now York by 1 games
to 1 Although that jestilt has but a
remote bearing on the present series,
it is of interest for practicallv all of
the present Giants and many of the
present Boston plaers faced each oth
er then. Boston has added the greater
number of now faces, but Joe Wood,
its star pitcher, opposed Mathewson
been 18 othor world series staged, the
last eight of which, since 1903, have
been under auspices of the National
The Boston Americans won this first
scries under the commission auspices,
from Pittsburg In 19(J4 tho following
year the Giants and Rod Sox were, as
now, the ponnant winning clubs In the
two leagues, but no world series was
played. Thereafter, however, tho
games have been arranged annuall'.
and in the eight series there have
been 48 games played, of which the
National league clubs have won 24
and one was tied.
at that time and Carrigan and Meyers
were opposing catchers
In tho first game Mathewson, al
though hit harder than Wood, defeat
ed the youngster by a scoro of 4 to 2.
In the lourth game It was Mathewson I
agaiust Ray Collins, who is still on I
I the Boston pitching staff, and the lat- J
I ler Rhut out tho Giants 2 to 0. Tho
wondorful batting of Speaker, st'll the I
star hitter of tho Bo3tons. was really
the feature of the series. At bat 2i
times ho made 12 hits. Including two
home runs and a three -baccer.
In the following table the New York and Boston playeis are compared,
man for man, on tho unofficial figures of the season, the New Yorkplav
er being named the first in each case:
G. PO. A. L'. Ae. AB. R. II. Ave
.Merkle, first base 115 102S 5S 29 .973 410 71 12C .307
Stahl, first base 07 C55 32 9 .9S7 2S0 30 82 .293
Doyle, second base 112 274 300 .12 .932. 4S5 95 165 .340
Yerkos, second base 109 175 279 20 .958 449 07 125 !27S
Fletcher, shortstop 106 207 353 4S .921 359 55 93 .259
Wagner, shortstop 128 302 343 51 .927 46C 68 125 .2CS
Ilerzog, third base 123 139 280 24 .940 431 09 113 20
Gardnoi, third baso 130 US 271 32 .929 4S1 7S 153 318
Meyers, catcher 112 537 94 IS .972 351 59 120 .342
Carrigan, catcher SO 378 94 15 .909 241 26 03 "02
Dovoro, lort field SO, 114 1G 15 .897 296 58 72 '243
Becker, left field . ; 10S 212 21 10 .959 382 CI 103 "70
Lewis, left field 151 259 IS 11 .9C2 500 71 135 .270
Snodgrass. center field . . 100 207 20 15 .938 465 SG P0 "58
Speaker, center field .... 131 331 35 17 .956 512 118 . 19R .3S7
i.Iurray, right field 123 328 14 Id .972 4S7 73 13S "11
Hooper, right field 125 297 20 9 .972 512 SG 134 G0
Xow York 2555 IG56 269 .9511478 75G 1254 !280
Doslon 3C22 1GSS 231 .95S 44GG G94 12SG .270
LONG HITS BY CLUBS.
, ' 2-BH. 3-BII. HR. TB. EB. Ave.
ew ork 208 80 -u .75l 509 .932
Bost0'1 232 72 25 1,687 131 S7S
ROSE PITONOF TO
COME BACK HOME
London, Oct. S. Women waiting for
an opportunity to swim the English
channel this year havo grown stout
I and rotund In the indolence of nnxlouH
In the particular instanco of Miss
I Rosr IMInnof of Hnsin, who spent
6lx weeks at Dover gazing upon the
Irate sea, this compulsory indblenco
brought an increased weight of 26
But Rose did not grieve. She thinks
that ti littlo extra fat will aid her in
duplicating the magnificent perform
ances of "BUI" Burgoas and CapL
Sho figured upon losing part of her
avoirdupois between Daver and Ca
lais and continued to enjoy the tendor
roast chickens that wore provided by
Papa Pltonof every evening in antic
ipation of a possible attempt.
Nor did it affect this young Ameri
can girl's good humor to see herself
gaining In width rather than height,
and when sho finally found the scales
tipping 144 pounds and looked up from
her i feel 11 inches into the face of a
grinning roportor, she merely laugh
ed and asked for more chicken.
Mountains of Food.
Experts in gastronomy all along
the Dover Promonndo were agreed
that the mountains of sandwiches and
cases of bottled refreshments fur
I nished every day or so by Pitonof,
I pere, for the delectation of the cross
chunnel swimming party would havo
been a total loss, ir it had not been
for tho devotion of lishermen and Bea
nieu. But the tragedy of the thing lay
la othor quarters
Week afthor week passed in end
leBS waiting, a waste of time and
money, but not of matter. Papa Pit
onof, who had abandoned the for
tunes of his grocery store to the cares
of Madame Pitonof in-a Boston fau
bourg merely to pilot his daughter
Into aquatic fame poor Papa Pit
onof became gloomier jvery day. His
face grew melancholy as the skies, as
ho pointed his new binoculars from
tho French window of his furnished
room upon the dancing waves of the
He could seo the coast of Franco,
beckoning Badly through a veil of
gray, but the longer ho looked and
the moro he sighted, tho wilder danced
the treacherous currents of the Scvl
: and Charybdls to the tune 'of
Anu inn Pitonof gavo up at last.
Will Return Hom.e
Even Rose, smiling through a tear
but losing none of her buoyant Bpirit.
" row up the sponge and bade au revolt-
to the good thinga of Dover, Sho
yowed to roturn next spring when she
Mil be just flighteen yours old, and
Rose will keop Her word, provided
ituer,and mother agr spo tho ex
pediency of lea ing the weather-proof '
delicacies of the Dorchester (Boston) 1
I grocery store for the 1 ncertaintles and ,
perplexing problems of Channel swim
ming, to say nothing of tho enforced J J&
chicken diet. &
However, Miss Pitonof, plucky littlo gj
lady that she is, was not the only dis-
appointed woman swimmer.
Miss LHy Smith, the junonlan
champion of Britain, was quito dls- '
enchanted and absolutely aogry at tho '
unconcillatory attitude of the ele- j
nienta. She, too, was ready to swim,
waiting patiently and gaining in 1
weight, hut the day never came. She
returned to London just in time to
witness Rose Pitonofs record swim of '
16 miles in tho glacial waterB of the
Thames. Indeed , Rose swam the
longest distance over swum by woman
and stayed in the water 4 hours and
31 minutes whilo the men in tho ac-
companylng launches lay burled in j
blankets and overcoats.
When the girl emerged from the
water under the darkness of London M
bridge, she was as fit as a fish and M
ready to jump In again. WJM
"I am going back to America now," fl
she said, "but I will return in the '
spring and carry this oagle here on -j '.
my swimming suit from good old Eng- V '
land to sunny France." 3 6
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"Feminine Charm"' ;!
A nicely-dressed woman sat beside j m,
mo In the train. Everyone stared at ill
her. I couldn't help doing the same. !
It was not her beauty of feature that IIJ
held our eyes, nor her costume But ',
there was something about her face r
and expression I risked it and ask- , fi"
ed: Would you mind tolllTig me how -
you keep your complexion so dazzl- . .'"'
ingly pure? Don't think me impe-ti- ,
ncnt, but you seem over 0. yet - j
haven't a line in your face, and your 51
face, and your cheeks arc quite j&
peach-like. How do you do If" J
Laughing, she caid. "That's easy fjh;
I removo my skin. Sounds shocking, lis,
doef.n't It? But listen. Instead of , j'
cosmetics I use only pure mercolized $
wax, procurable at any druggist's. 1 ' 'v
apply this nightly, like cold crcam r-
washing it off mornings. This gently (jpj?
absorbr the soiled, weather-beaten tk
film-skin, without pain or discomfort, -
thuc revealing the fresh, clear under- jjjj
rkin. Every woman lias a beautiful
complexion underneath, you k.iov
Then, to ward off wrinkles I use a
faca bath made by dissolving powder- jg
ed saxolitc (one ounce) in one-half jjjj(
pint witch hazel a harmless astn.i-
gent which 'tones' the skin wonder- y '.g ,
fully. Very simple, Isn't it?" I thought
go. I'm now trying her plan and like jg$
it immensely Illlicont Brown ia jSj
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went to PnT P,itonoi' e young Boston girl who j jj
swTm X f ?l d Win,the title of f irst woman to