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WHO WAS IT OILED
I THE BASELINES?
H (By Riley in Cleveland Leader.)
H ' Now that the pennant's nailed to
H .the mact, it is safe to ask Bill Carrl-
H san nnd "Heinle" Wngner:
H "Who oiled the baselines?"
H You can ask the "Katzenjammer
H Kids" that's their other name, you
H know if they had anything to do
H with that bIgol! puddle on the short-
M Ktop side of second base, and that
H other leBser oil puddle half way he-
H tween first and second, In the days
fl when the pennant going was bard and
H elippeiy and the Sox didn't know
H whether the' would land or not.
H The oily spots are gone now Thoy
H disappeared when the Sox oame home
H from the late western trip with a
H .death grip on the flag. No more
H need for them. But, somehow, they
H couldn't -be erased before, no matter
H how hard the ground keepers might
H Did you ever notice those two
M i black spots on the bright ground7 Of
M I course. But did you ever wonder
H how much they helped the Sox
M squeeze up tbe ladder and how slip-
M pery thev made it for the other fel-
M The snot on the third base side of
B 1 1 the second station was about twenty
H jfeet wide and about ten feet deep. It
Hji .looked like a big ink drop spilled
W .from the clouds. It was close to the
j "Heinle" Piayed It Right.
H "Heinle" Wagner always played
Hl "behind th ink spot " The opposl-
Hl tlon base rnnner played IN it When
H :ho darted for third he looked like a
plow horBO in a stubble field If he
took a good lead off second "Heinle"
Wagner would daBh down to tho base
on dry land, while the base runner
would' flounder along In tho oil When
the runner reached socond "Heinle's"
foot was In front of him, nnd either
Bill Carrigan or one of the pitchers
had him nailed at the bag.
Thoy wero all caught there. Evon
Ty Cobb. And Milan. Beside those
two, tho rest were easy. Ever see
Joe Wood peg 'cm off to Wagner, one
after iinother. just like he was shoot
ing blackbirds7 Didn't see 'em do
much of that on the last trip, did
.Vou?
The visitors never stayed here more
than three or four days at a time, and
they never quite learned how to play
that oily spot If you had wntched
closely enough you would have no
ticed that the fastest base runners
Tris Speaker and Larry Gardner, for
instance usually played inside the
slow going. You never saw Wagner
or Carrigan take a lead off second
in the oil The tricky runners, like
those two, were always either back
of it cr in front of 1L
Young Miss Arrives A beautiful
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No. 1621 Washington avenue Moth
er and babe are getting along as well
as could be expected. The father
will be out in a day or two with tho
aid of a crutch, so "the doctor says.
And the Fielders, Too.
Now and Uicn ou'd see the oppo
sition shortBtop run into the oiled
spot to knock down a ground hit, but
he rarely got it. You never noticed
"Heinte" Wagner do that He always
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ran back or in front of it and took
the ball on a different bound
Then the othor spot on the direct
base lino betweon first and second.
When Hooper or Speaker or any of
those fast Sox dashed for second,
they took the oer!and route, back of
the bases. The other lads tried to
take tho short course, and plodded
in the oiled ground
When Steve Yerkea ran away over
to his left for those elusive ground
ers he always scurried back of tbe
oiled spot. neer in front of it or Into
It. The other fellow usually failed to
notice tho spot and ran most any
where Result. Steve often got the
I ball; ibo other follow didn'L
And. when the ball hit in those
spots you ought to have noticed that
it slowed up some Yerkes used to
have a weakness on hits to his left.
Tht oily spot gave him a little more
time.
i You seldom saw a Red Sox hit in
to either of those blotches. But the
other fellow Ib often.
Who'll Solve the Myotery.
You seldom saw "Heinle' Wagner
fumble a ground hit unless somebody
ran in front of him or a cloud of dust,
raised by a sharply hit bounder, blew
into Ins face "Heinlo" used to fall
sometimes when one of these two
things happened You never aaw any
dust come off that oily spot, and ou
never noticed any runners dodging
very fast on the oiled spot in front
of Wagner when ground balls came
his way.
Well, who put the oil there' It
looked fresh even day. Who kept it
there? Whv was it there''
Tho newspaper writers noticed it
on tho opening day and every day
thereafter till the Sox came home
triumphant, but none of them ever
heard a satisfactory explanation from
ground keepers or players and thoae
who didn't laugh looked astonished
when you asked
SIX MANAGERIAL
JOBS IN DOUBT
How many managerial failures will
bo recorded in the major leagues this
year? The answer cannot be given
until all the club owuers w.iosc hopes
have been disappointed this season
make up their minds about the next.
Before the first of September wns
reached there were two switches in
the Ameican league. Long before that
date Rhody Wallace surrendered the
management of the St. Louis Browne
to George Stovall, whose previous
succeHK lu piloting the Cleveland team
after Jim McGuirc resigned on May 3,
1911, made him the logical candidate
for the job.
Just as the Naps braced up under
Stovall's lcadeiship last year and
pushed Into third place, from a pool
position near the tail, so the Browns
havo improved under now leadership
and have actually a good chance to
escape the tail end after being hope
less to all appearances for the bctte
part of two Bcasona Those two ac
complishments make it practically
certain Stovall will be retained by
Colonel Hedges, the master of the
Browns.
Harry Davis, vho was signed to
succeed McGuirc when the veteran
catcher resigned, but who could not
get free from Philadelphia until the
end of the season, found the situation
confronting him in the Ohio town too
tough or solution. There Ib no doubt
the Cleveland olub would have retain
ed Stovall after his good showing if
It had not contracted with Davis.
There was only one way for Davis to
still the complaints and that wan to
win a pennant. Ho could not do that
nor make as good a showing with the
team as Stovall did. There was only
ono finish and Davis beat the club to
it. What Cleveland will do for n man
ager next year Is uncortaln, but Bir
mingham has been given full control,
and it Ib a cinch if tho team braces
up under him, President Somers will
not repeat tho Stovall-Davls mistake.
One Other Candidate.
There Ib only one other candidato
for the ex-manager list In tho Am
erican league. He Is Harrj, Wolver
ton of the New York Yank'ees Wol
verton came from the Pacific coast
with a great reputation, but found the
conditions confronting him in the Go
tham town a little different There
was an ex-manager among the play
ers in fie person of Hal Chase nnd a
star holding out in the person of Ed
die Sweeney, his only reliable catcher.
Before these two problems were solv
ed the Yankees wero down and out
and in tho last half of the season
there was bo little improvement that
tho gosslpB are busy slating a new
name for Wolverton's place.
There are three possible candidates
for the discard In the National league.
Henry O'Day, formerly Hank, Bill
Dahlen and John G. Kllng. To' thoss
who know the condition under which
all three have labored there is no dis
position to regard them as failures,
but a change may bo favored by the
club ownerH.
O'Day probably would be in much
greater favor in Cincinnati If the RedB
had not gone out In front and lalsed
high hopes hopes that were bound to
be dashed because the material was
not there for a championship team,
O'Day has dono as well as any man
unfamiliar with what he was up
.against could be expected to do, and
If Herrmann is wiso O'Day will got
another chance. '
Kllng Handicapped.
Johnny Kllng was handicapped at
the early part of the se-ison by tho
attempts of President John M. Ward
to run tlie club on tho s'cale that per
tained when Ward himself was in
baseball back in the laBt century. Nol
their his players nor the public would
stand for it, and James Gaffney, own
er of tho club, finally gave Ward a
stated time in which to buy or sell.
Ward Bold, but It was too late to pro
duco much Improvement in a tail-end
team Gaffney thinks pretty well of
Kllng. but the catcher contomplatos
quitting the game altogether lu favor
of another big billiard emporium to
excel the one that was burned
Dahlen in the two j'ears he hna
managed Brooklyn has done as well
as his numerous immediate prodoccs
aors and not better It is doubtlc33
if any ono can do much better unloss
the Brooklyn club chances its sjstom
when It deserts the old grounds for
the now. Thore is eyery likelihood
that the Infants will be under new
leadership in 1913, because EbbetU
believes In frequent changes of man
agers as well as raiment.
Not all the other managoments are
fixed for 1913 There is a possibility
that two of the best leaders In base
ball will be missed nfext year, but as
yet it is regarded as oaly a possibility.
Frank Chance of th Chicago Cubs
and Prod Clarke watt to quit tho
game for the slmplei life, and both
are honest hi their defdres Both have
done untold good lo baseball during
their careers and botl can retire wirii
honor.
Chance Is the owner of an orango
grove In California rrhlch appeals to
him much more stronglj than the
strife and worry of. leadlug a ponnant
contender every year, particularly as
his health of late las worried both
himself and his family CJarke own';
a big farm In Kaniag and hears Sii,
call even In the thick of a diamond
battle.
Others Have Made Good,
The rest of the managers will re
main, barring the unforeseen act of
Providence. There was some doubt
about Jennings after the strike among
his players, but tlu Detroit club haa
-isned him to remain In charge of the
Tigers Connie Msck is part owner
of the Athletics and will stick in
spite of the fall dswn of hih "moral
suasion" system tfiis ear. Clark
Griffith and Jake Slahl also part own
ers of their respective clubs. hav
more than made jrood and are cer
tainties, although Stahl may not piny
the game regularly next year onLac
counl of falling leys James J. Cal
lahan has satisfied Comlskey and will
be given a chance to build up a new
team on the South Side.
Iu the National league McGraw will
remain at the heln in Ke7 York as
long as the presort ownership of the
club continues and perhaps longer
Bresnahan alrcadr has been assured
by Mrs. PreeldeuL Brltton that she be
lieves In him and that he can remain
In charge of the Cardinals. Rod Doo
In Is serving th first year of a two
year contract
MARQUABD MARK
MAY NEVER FALL
(By Orvil Overall 1
While the basebill fans of tho coun
try will readily admit that tho recent
pitching feat of Jube Marquard of the
New York Giants was a wonderful
performance, I jm Inclined to believe
that tho roal nrarlt of his feat Is not
so thoroughly understood. In my
opinion, Marqucrd has performed not
only in record freaking style, but has
sot a new reco;d that will stand for
many, many jears to come. It is
doubtful If his record will be dupli
cated in a generation by any league
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pitcher, where tho rules are strictly
enforced and whore the task of win
ning a game is made just as difficult
as Bclence and class can accomplish.
There is a possibility that the feat
may bo equaled in some minor league,
which I seriously doubt, but for nn.
man to win 19 straight games in a
major league championship season,
where the pitcher is opposed by the
cream of the baseball world and whera
class meets class and the abloBt gon
orals of the diamond are plotting for
your downfall, is an achievement that
must go down lu history as a record
to be shot at by tho future greats of
the big brush heaving department. In
stances may be cited where In tho
early days of baseball some pitcher
has won more consocuthe games than
Marquard, but the fact muBt not be
overlooked that baseball then and
baseball now are so widely different
in stylo of play, rule3 of play and
pitching, and tn the science of the
gamo, that comparisons of records
made then and now would be ridicu
lous Naturally, some will say that Mar
quard was lucky to hang up such a
great record. Granted. Baseball luck
Is a part of the game and It Ib one
of the biggest factors in the success
of tho championship team. But luck
must be strongly backed up with class
before It can become an effective fea
ture in any performance upon tho dia
mond When class onters Into compo
lion tho element of luck Is bound to
crop out at some stages and prob
ably turn the tide of battle one way
or tho other Pitching miccess de
ponds almost as much upon the ' luck
of tho game" as upon the ability of
Hie pitcher, for no pitchor can win a
gamo unaidod
JUICY MELON FOR
MEN WHO PLAY
New York. Oct. 11. While the fans
aic busy with the men who will play
In the world's bories and are trying
to bolster up with figures tho certain
ty of their favorites to win, there Is
other figuring going on The men who
are primarily Interested In the clash
in arithmetic are forty odd young men
who will play the game or who at '
least are counted in "on the pot. the J
owners of the Bostons and New Yorks,
and to an extent just nqw all the I
owners of the big league teams, for'
thoy will havo a slice of the Juiciest
melon cut outside of Wall street.
Here are the receipts for the world
series since the games were played:
Year. Clubs. Receipts
190.5 Uoston-Plttaburg . ... h 50,000
1904 No scries.
1905 Giants-Athletics n8,10."
190C White Sox-Cubs 106,550
1907 Cubs-Tigers 101.72S
1908 Cubs-Tigers 94,975
1909 Plrates-Tlgors 1SS.Hfi2
1910 Athletics-Cubs 173.980
1911 Athletics-Giants ... . 342,364
1912 Red Sox-Giants 7
What amount will have to be filled
In In the last lino depends altogether
on tho way the games go. If it is a
ueck and neck race with the full quo
ta of games plajed, thore is little
doubt that tho receipts will run away
ahead of the fabulous amount taken
In last year.
With the Giants In a close race New
York may be depended upon to jam
the Polo grounds to the limit permit
ted by the fire department Boston,
from all accounts, Is simply baseball
crazy, and at every gamo played at
the Hub it will need the police re
serves to make traffic possible within
three or four blocks of the ball park.
If, therefore, six games are played,
It means that $350,000 will be split up
by the players and clubs, while if sev
en are played the receipts will push
$450,000. Some money for a week'B
work.
DONLIN'S CAREER
IS NEARING END
New York, Oct 11. Thoy'ro sound
ing taps over Mike Donlin's baseball
caroer In Pltssburg Manager Clarke
says of the mussy one: "Mike is a
fine hitter, but Is alow and can't help
it. All season I have been hampered
by having the team choked on the
bases for want of speed. I will bench
tho alow boys."
So it's exile for Mike. For the gen
tleman of histrionic talent Is not the
sort to be content with the office of
bench warmer. Besides, thero's no ad
vertisement In It and tho "ad" was
over In Mike's mind when ho returned
to the game.
Mike is the wonder of baseball, in i
a waj. Men who knew him when he I
first dawned on St, Louis aa a rocrult
from California, and who hark back
to the uncouth rowdy Mike was at that
period, look with wondor on the pol
ished, affable, clover and likeable fel
iow Donlin is today. It's transforma
tion that hns tho Cinderella pumpkin
coach backed into the toy class.
Mike wtis a boozer, a bruiser and
all around champion bad actor in his
day. He was lu cutting scrapes,
white light battles and oven in prison.
There was riot In his blood; but It was
unbounded spirit and energy rather
than viciousneas subsequent events
have proved.
For when Mike's ardor cooled and
ho foil into good hands to-wit, his
wlfo'B wonders began to work. In
five or six yeara the change in Donlin
was bo marked aa to bo almost unbe
lievable. That it Ib permanent now
there is no doubt
Donlin probably doe not have toj
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fl ' riL a mammal
play basoball to keep the wolf from
the door In one season he and his
wlfo are reported as having made
ovor ?50,000, and at no time havo they
wanted profitable engagements.
BAWLED HI MOUT
AND THEN RUN
Now York, Oct. 11. When Lary
Doyle was In Cincinnati on the Giants'
laBt trip through the weBt no pur
chased two prize Boston bullterrlers
for $f00 and turned them over to n
man named Pat, a professional tender
of dogs , with a residence in West
Ono Hundred and Fifty-fourth street,
to care for until Larry should start
for Caseyvllle, 111., his home, with a
large piece of world'B series money in
his pocket this Tall. The othor day
Larry received word that 11 of tho
dops in Pat's charge had escaped, and
that in the list of the missing wore
his two, Miko and Hank When the
second game with Pittsburg was
abandoned Larry determined to in
vestigate, as he had little faith in the
story and did not hesitate to say that
he thought his dogs had been sold.
"I took Cy Seymour and Ed Mackall
with mo," said Doyle in relating the
story, ""because we wanted to bawl
that guy out light, and Cy knows how
We went nfter him pretty strong,
when the gny reached down and pull
ed a gun from somewhere That
stopped the argument. It was no timo
for a discussion Cy took the fence
Just in front of me, and Ed bumped
me in the back. We ran through One
Hundred and Fifty-fourth street to
Eighth avenue, and I gained on Cy
there He's slowing up a little, al
though ho was awful fast that day
"All the time that gu with the gun
was behind us, and you can never tell
whether a crazy fellow like thnt Is
going to shoot, especially after being
bawled out the way wo handed It to
him. Every step I took I thought
maybe I'd look like a colander on tho
next After four blocks the old guy
got tired and we lost him "
"How big was the gun?" Larry wa3
asked
"Did yon ever see one of those can
non down at Fort Wadsworth"' I think
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