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Stage Is All Set for the Greatest of All Contests
*AH the "Cripples" in Shape For
Opening of the World's Series
Club That Loses First
Game Will Have No
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
NEW YORK, Oct. 6.—The baseball I
seaaOfl of 1312 came to an end today.!
That is, of course, the regular season, j
There is a little argument between the
Giants hmi Red Sox to be settled next j
week, but the boys of both teams can
take up their duties as baseball re
porters if they have been so fortunate
as to break into the newspaper game,
particularly intercity series, go barn ]
storming or just plain loaf. It has been i
;< most peculiar season in some re- j
It was ■ V.ad year for records. Rube
Marquard of the Giants equaled the
records for a while and then blew up.
Joe Wood of the Sox beat all records
in percentage of wins. Boston set a
new mark in the American for total
games won. Milan of Washington set
a new mark for base stealing held by
So much for the regular season. Now
a word as to the world series:
Gardner, Carrigan and Doyle, the
reputed cripples, will all be in the
lineup'when the game is called Tues
day. The club that loses the initial
game will have no other excuse than
that they wer c outplayed, for every
man of both teams is in the very pink
of condition. McGraw and Stahl both
have been priming their teams for the
big show and they are all ready to play
On the records It has been popularly
supposed if this series were to be Ba
kerized Speaker or Doyle were likely
to be the artists. If the figures for the
last games before the pennants were
cinched are considered, a different
opinion would be warranted.
For example, in the games between
August 29 and October 1 Speaker's bat
ting was .285 and Doyle's .245. These
are the men who have been hitting the
ball during the windup of the season:
Meyers. .400; Wilson. .308; Fletcher,
.313; Mathewson. .360; Shafer, .310;
Groh. .333; McCormick, .400, for the
These for the Red Sox: Gardner, .433;
Hall. .666; Hendrickson, .400.
The team batting of the Giants in
that period was .270, and for the Red
Sox, .254. They were tied in team field
ing at .956. These figures are inter
esting but not conclusive.
Bets that Joe Wood would win the
first game of the world's series are
being made at odds of 6 to 5. Even
money that he will win all the games
he pitches has also been heard, but
with so many takers that it is now
hard to find any one willing to make
Of the Giants' pitchers Mathewson is
generally regarded as the one best bet,
and he is being held at evens for the
first game he pitches. A Boston
rooter offered to bet $100 even that
Marquard would not win a single
Money is plentiful and quite a large
amount has already been placed. The
prevailing odds are 10 to 9, offered on
Boston with 10 to S being asked. This
difference has not prevented bettors
from getting together, and some fairly
large wagers have been reported.
PIRATES OUTSLUG REDS
AND CINCH 2D POSITION
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
CINCINNATI, Oct. ».—The Pirates!
•inched second pi.;, c by beating the
Reds in a slugging- match this aftt:r
noott, 16 to fi. Both teams will go on
barnstorming trips, starting tomorrow,
and neither club will disband for a
pit of weeks. The score:
AB. R. BH. PO. A. E. !
B< - iitr, 1. f I 1 2 2 ft ft\
Kyle. <■. f 4 I 1 a i »
HebllraeU. 11. 4 I 1 a o 1
AHtrhell. r. f 4 O l o 0 0
3b 4 0 1 1 2 l 1
. — 4 a i 2 i o i
. 2b 4 1 1 3 o 0 I
Severold. p 4 1 2 in o 0J
Benton, p 2 1 1 ft I Oi
McGregor, p o a 0 ft ft ft
•Knlsciy 1 O O 0 0 ft
Gregory, p 0 o o o a I
•♦.McDonald 1 t ft 9 8 ft
Total 30 ft 10 27 lo »]
•Bstted for McGregor in the seventh.
••Batted for Gregory in the ninth.
AB. R. BH. PO. A. E. i
McCarthy. 3b 4 4 3 1 2 o!
Carrl l. f ■ '■'• I 7 o o !
Hyatt r. ? 3 2 1 1 0 Oi
Wagner, ss B 4 3 0 2 0
Miiler. lb 5 1 4 r, 1 oj
Wilson, c. f 5 1 2 ."» 1 I
Butler 2b 4 0 12 0 1
<;'r>von c 5 o l s 2 0
Camnitz. p 5 1 1 0 O o I
Total 42 M 19 tt I 2
SCORE BY INNINGS
Cincinnati I o 0 0 ft ft ft ft ft— 6
Pittsburg I 0 10 15 2 0 I—l 6
Two hnsc hits —Reseher. Egan. McCarthy. Mil
ler. Three Vase hits —Mitchell, Severold. McCar
thy Wagner Wilson. Home runs —Hnhlitz.ell,
Wagner. Stolen haaes— McCarthy, Carri. SaerlAca
hltfi Hyatt (S), Miller. Wilson. Double plays—
Miller tV> Gibson: Gibson to Miller. Struck out —
By Benton ft by McGregor 1. by Gregory 1, by
Camnitfc 4. First base oil called halls —Off Benton
3 off McGregor I. off Gregory 4. off Camnitz 1.
g\ Off Benton 11, off Gregory 4, off Me
la 4. Time of game—l hour and 36 minutes,
empires—Brennan and Emslte.
CT/BS 4, CARDIKALS 3
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
AB. R. BH. PO. A. E.
Phecksrd. L f + » ] 2 0 ft
Mi;]e r c. f 4 O 1 2 0 0
Tinker, a* 2 • 1 I « «
±;\ ■■■■'■ ! g 2 'S J n
Chawnaa. «.'"•".'.V. 4 1 t 7 3 o
C~nlo 0 0 1 0
Say ....;. i i to o »
i ; ;„!bsch, p i o .i j. _i _«j
Total 2" * 10 2T 13 lj
<\e- batted for Cheney la fifth.
AB. R. BIL PO. A. E. I
.. oi, ... 4 0 0 0 1 o
55JVfe.".•:.•.•.:.■.....» o § i o o 1
Ma_ec, i. i. 4 0 2 0 .'! 1
; .i„.-:::::::::::5 /•» • |
j » ■ ! « .
'»?. Ur ; r - f ::::: 4*2
s*Ji2', „ ... 1 0 1 0 a 0
Harmon, p. . . „ 0 0 0
££5; ,h ;.:;;::::::::;:: _° _? •]
Tni.l ■ 3 10 2311T 1 I
ISSler hit l>r hatte,l hall. .
• Bresnahso hatied for Harmon In ninth.
••Ellis buttr.l for Oeyet in ninth.
SCORE BY INNINGS
fhicain o 0 0 o :s 0 O 1 X—4
Louis' ".V.". '."."*."«* 0 <> l " " > ° !—3
b«ae hit*— Mucee. nenlhacl. 'Sire* base
~,/ .« hapman. Base l,lts-Off Saliee. 2 in 5
fri at* off Renlbach. » I" 4 Innings. Saerlfloe
fa? Stolen bases -Konetchy. fcvafis.
Zimmerman, Chapman. Dmible plays-Harmon
WWto to Konetchy: *£»*** TI F^t
fe't on bases— Chicago 0. St. I-onis *■ *» r "
C: nn called balls- Off Harmon 6. off Cheney
Rtrockwrt— By Sal fee 1. hJ Harmon 1 by
n cr Bbv Reulb«,i, 2. by C.e ? er L Tune
game— 1 *** aud 4o "» ittutea taudre—|
Red Sox' Skipper Writes to
Home Folks Back in Illinois
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
KIiKHART, 111., Oct. « Jake Stahl, manager of the Iloston Red Sox,
who tackle the Ginnta Ttic-nday for the world's title, has written to the
folk* at home hia Imnrrsaioit* on the coming: series. Jake Iran born here
32 yeara ago, and hta letter to the home folk* appestra in part below*
m By J. GARLAND STAHL
You ask me to write my ideas about the world's series games
between the Red Sox and the Giants. I will begin by giving you the
reasons why we won the American league pennant. The reasons are:
First, because every man on the Boston team was after it from
the start. .
Second, because our team work is perfect. No man is for himself;
every man is for the team first, last and all the time.
Third, because we have the best team in the American league and,
I think, the best aggregation of baseball players ever got together.
The fan may think that, having the best men, the rest is easy; but
every baseball manager understands how far good fellowship in a club
will help toward making pennant winners.
Don't forget one thing. No one man on the Boston team won the
American league pennant. It was won by the team. Of course, Joe
Wood holds the record for pitching in the American league; but if his
support had not been as good as his pitching he would not have estab
lished the splendid record he has.
We shall go for the world's champion pennant with the same deter
mination and single purpose with which we captured the American
league pennant. If past performances count for anything, I am sure
we will have two pennants instead of one flying over our clubhouse
next spring—at least, the Giants will have to go harder even than they
have been going this year if they hope to pull down the big streamer.
Throngs Camp All Night at
Grounds for Seats for Opener
j! __[■— — ■ -—: —''
NEW YORK, Oct. 6.—At midnight a crowd of more than 500
persons had gathered at the gates of the Polo, grounds .to bivouac until
the world series ticket sale begins at 9 o'clock in the morning. One
small boy had been hugging the gate since late afternoon, determined
to be the first to get one of the $3 seats. Three women were in the
crowd. Many grew tired as the night progressed and tried to sleep on
newspapers spread on the grass.
GORMAN TIES OWN
World's Famous Shorter Rolls
Up a Possible for the
OAKLAND, Oct. 6.—James E. Gor
man tied his world's record of a possi
ble 100 with the revolver laet Thurs
day afternoon at the Shell Mound tar
gets. Gorman was shooting in the
national competition of the United
States revolver association, so the
record will stand. Gorman is the only
man in the world to have scored a
possible with the revolver.
He made the first authentic possi
ble July 13. 1902. An old record book
credits Sergeant W. A. Johnson with
making a possible 100 in Boston in
ISBB. but it has been proved that the
eastern marksman needed the best j
6'Oivs of two strings to make the big
Following are the scores made by
the local marksmen in the annual I".
S. R. A. competition and the club re
Match A any revolver- James E. Gormafl 4....
C. W. ltnii.lall'44?, W. C. Prichard 443. C. W.
Under 42ft, Cant, George Larson 40.>, w. A.
Sicbe 400. _, ~, .„ T <
Mb toll B. any pistol—C. W. Randall 4..<>, J.
F. Qemaa 4."i4. George Armstrong 4.a. V,. A.
Sieiv 4:v.'. H. A. llHtiiH 433, ft. ft Wixson 42<>,
a. Penhsan ■'#*■
Match l. iHM-ket revolver -Genrgr Armstrong
186 J. E. Gorman I«t, ft. 8. Wilson 169. tap
tain (Jeorjre Larson 12.1. lrauk Potdter 110.
Deutsche* Kreifer rcreln. medal shoot—First
Champion class. John Bender .".7r.; champion
class Captain F. Kaiser 88*; first class C.
Merer SIB; second class. I*. Itemme'.skamp ■'■•■•■
third class. Charles Metßgrr 348; foartn Class,
W. Pftster ::i2: most centers and mout red flags,
Winners of boltseye prises—V>. 1 fisrer.
Charles Weggemnnti. Lieutenant X. Bubwsnha,
John bender. Charles Metsaer.
>Uiel!mound I'lstol and Kitle clnh, rifle scores-
Champion class, C. W. Seelcy 192. 1,. S. Ilswx
hm-st 204 218. K. n. Kindsrron 212: first class.
C M. Kraul 180. I*o. H. W. Khdnenbraieh 12.8,
12ft J Bftuman 170. lffil. F. A. Mel-augbltu 160,
iso A. Hartman IJ*B. I*2. b. Krlcfcson 170, !-••;
second class. J. Phillip* 175, 107. B. brunje 1.1.
1.>9 ('. A. Uauser 1«5, 170. M. Nielsen 166, 152:
third class, (». P. Peterson lot, I§s, W. Guild
178 185; unclassified, A. Oldajr 10.", 147. I-. J.
Porev 197. 193.
Pistol and revolver scores—Champion class,
George Armstrong 88, 00. C. W. binder 79. 88,
R S Wl*s«mi s7 88; first class. Captain George
Larson 79. 79. F. Ponlter 85, &<!. C. \Y. Seeley
M 92, W H. Christie 83. 83, L. Erltkson or!.
65; second class, b. S. Ilawxhurst 85, 88, J. A.
Jones T.i 84, F.. Schierhanm 70. 78. A. Thompson
CI. 08 C. J. Doonrirjc 711 SO. M. Nielsen 02. Bft;
third class, A. Hartman 58. 07: 0. M. Kraul 68.
88, W. Guild 70. 70. 0. P. Peters!*] fio. 63, H.
Cloy .". 68.
World Record Broken
DKNVER, Oct. 6. —The Colorado re
volver team, shooting here today tinder
the rules of the United States Revdlver
association, broke the world's team
record in rapid firing by the wonderful
score of 773 out of a possible 1,000.
This was the last day for competition.
The Illinois First cavalry revolver team
scored the former world's record of 725
The Colorado team is composed of
A. H. Hardy, captain; C. W. Mc-
Cutcheon, A. M. Poindexter and Arthur
Poindexter today equaled the target
revolver record with a score of 467.
Official"- scores wiil be announced
from New York headquarters of the
United States Revolver association in
about two weeks, acording to local
Los Angeles Wants Polo
LiOS ANGELES. Oct. 6.—lmportant
polo matches which heretofore have
been decided at Santa Barbara, Pasa
dena and Coronado this season will be
played ,on the infield of Exposition
park, if the present plans of the Los
Angeles polo players are carried out.
The field is declared to be the best for
polo in" California.
It was announced yostc-rday that a
working agreement between the polo
enthusiasts and the Los .-\ngeles Har
ness Horse assot iation had practically
been made, and it is the intention to
make Los Angeles the polo center of
the United States In the winter months.
Harry Weiss, one of the prominent
polo players, who is enthusiastic over
the plans for Exposition park, says
that at Coronado many of the matches
drew 20,000 persons from a population
20 times smaller than that of Los An
geles. He declared that the money
spent in California in a season as a
result of polo would reach the amaz
ing total of J5.0u0.000
V THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1912.
WITH BALL FANS
Great Series Attracts Them
From All Parts of the
NEW YORK, Oct. 6.—Mixed in the
usual daily throng; of arrivals, a scat
tered vanguard of visitors for the first
of the world championship baseball
games between the Boston Red Sox and
the New York Giants reached here to
Although the series does not start
until Tuesday afternoon, the big show
may be said to begin at 9 a. m. tomor
row, when the Polo grounds will be
the scene of a scramble for first chance
at the 4,000 reserved seats, which are
all that are to be placed on public
1 sale in advance.
The public Is warned of reports that
counterfeiters propose to float bogus
tickets in the crowds, and that any one
who buys a ticket outside the regular
I booths is "certain to be fleeced."
Conspicuous among today's arrivals
were a number of prominent baseball
writers from major league cities and
smaller places of whom there are ex
pected to be more than 300. An extra
press box has been provided, and more
than 100 wires have been strung into
the polo grounds.
The players spent today in relaxa
tion from their regular season's work,
which closed yasterday. The Red Sox
returned to Boston during the night
after concluding the series in Philadel
phia, and the Giants spent the day
idling in New York. The latter will
have a practice exhibition game
against the- New York Americans at
the polo grounds tomorrow for the
benefit of the sailors of the visiting
Atlantic fleet. The Bostons will have
a little warming-up work at Fenway
park in the morning and will take an
afternoon train for this city.
in pursuance of his usual strategic
tactics;, Manager McGraw of the Giants
refused tonight to intimate what
pitcher he would choose for the open
ing game. Tt is confidently expected
here that Manager Stahl of Boston
will employ Joe Wood, who is distinct
ly the star of the Boston pitchers.
Whoop! Call 18, Chronicle
A tired crew will probably report
to work at the Chronicle business of
fice today, as the employes of the
money part of the sheet were given
some vigorous exercises by their
contemporaries from the same depart
ment of The Call, who engaged them
in a baseball contest on the Ocean
Shore grounds. The Call boys swung
thf willow with the same freedom
with which a water front policeman
swings his "billy," and as a result the
De Young boys were forced to scoot
around tho field after 22 basehits of
"Walsh and Bourke tried to stop the
south side of Market street tribe, but
grew weary in their efforts. "Shaldach
pitched for The Call and the clever
southpaw had everything. Nicolai was
given a trial on the mound for The
Call, but he was as wild as a March
hare. After knocking a couple of
linger nails off Catcher Owen, Shal
dach was sent to the hill.
Allen of The Call hit the hall hard,
l»ut excessive avoirdupois hampered
him from setting around the bases.
Ritchie and "Eddie" Gosling acted as
umpires and showed both nerve and
The winners are open for engage
ments from the business department of
the Examiner. The teams lifted up as
Call — ShnWach. pitcher, Owen (captain),
catcher: McOraw, first base; Nicolai, second base;
Titus, third base; Short. Rbortftop: Francoeur.
rl«:ht field: Root, center field; Alien, left field.
rhronirl" -Honrke (eaptnini, pitcher; I'pterson,
catcher; Nelson, first base; Übbr, second hase;
I'raeizel. third base; Cameron, right field; Glen
non, center fi<»l<l; Bacon, ieft field; Casselll, short
The score: R. H. E.
fall 18 22 3
Chronicle S 12 10
ALBANY 8. STJKSET MERCHANTS 7
Tlie Albany nine and the Sunset Merchants
hooked up In a lively tu**le at the park yester
day afternoon. It took 14 innings before the
dinner cooW be decided. Score: U. H. E.
*lhany 8 » 1
Sunset Merchants 7 tt 2
IN MAJOR LEAGUES
ty-elsrhth annual campaign of the
\Htlonal Baseball lcnjrur and the
twelfth annual American leaarue
siasoa closed ■Itnultanennsly.
ul(h tbe New York and Boston
dabs the reapectfve champions
hy the substantial margins of 70
and 92 point* over their closest
competitors. The final standing
of the clubs iai
NATION AI. LEAGUE
Club— W. 1.. Pet.
New York 103 4* o*2
rtttabnrg- 03 ."".!» 612
Chicago 02 R0 609
Cincinnati 75 78 490
Philadelphia 73 79 4XO
St. I.onla 63 90 412
Brooklyn 38 05 379
Boston 52 101 346
Boston 105 47 691
Washington .... 91 01 599
Philadelphia 90 62 392
Chicago 78 76 50T
Cleveland 75 78 490
Detroit 69 84 451
SOX TRIM TIGERS
IN GOODBY GAME
Our Old Friend "Ping" Assists
Materially in the Final
[Special Dispatch to The Call] ■-
DETROIT, Oct. 6.—The White Sox de
feated the Tigers tin the closing # game
. . r -■■■ ■
of 5 the - season ; principally through - the
hitting of Rath, Bodie and Borton.
Callahan used three pitchers all tielng
effective against the locals. The score:
» „,, -, AB. R. BH. PO. A. E.
I Rath, 2b 4 12 4 2 1
]-"\H- '• f 'i trr.:r.Tds i 0 2 2:i«o:
( ollins, e .«;r.Tr.ttw... ."i i •> 2 ,;o|lo
' : '"V'- °; v f "- 5 114 0 0
»" r V' n - 1b................ 4 £ 2 9 0 1
gflder. » 4 3 13 2 0
Weaver, *'*'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'. '.'.'.'.'.* 3, 0 0 0 2 0
Johnson, ss ... 1 0' 0 1 0 1
Sehalk. c .'.V.'.'.".'.'."." 1 0 1 001
Knhii. c 1 t 0 0 0 l I
Smith, p.... 1 000 2-1
Bon*, p................... 1 0 0.0 3.0
bongo, p .-. 000000
•Easterly '..'..: 1010 0 0
—• — ,— .—- __•
Total :.....'.30 9 12 27 15 5
~ •Batted for Smith in the sixth. -
' - AB. R. BH. PO. A. E.
Jones, r. f ;..,". 0 2- 4 0 0
Corrtdon. 55............... 3 1 13 3"3
Veacli. c. f .""n- .:;......'... 4 ft ft '~, ft On'
Louden." 2b.....'.':.':.-'.. l ;;r.. 4 0 15 40
Moriarlty 1b..... 4 1 1 0.1 1
Deal. 3b rl-TrrfV. ....... 4 12 110
Koeher. c 4 I 1 7 2 2
Wheatley, p • '.■..: 1 ft ft 0 2.0
Lake, p...... .-r.T 1 0.^03*0 jf§2 MO-
E»5511^ ; ....::::. M 4 0 27 15 7
SCORE BY INNINGS
Chicago 0 2 0 3 0 1 2 1 (V-9
Detroit »© 0 0 112 0 o—4
-■ -'■- - SUMMARY- » ■ .--■
?,vTwo base hit*--Jo n e«; Peal. Lord. Badie. Struck
out—Br Wheat Ir 21 by Wearer J2. by Smith §4.1
First J base *on * called * balls—Off Wheatley *2, off
Lake 1. off r» Ben* t X?m. Double * plays—Collins s to'
Sehalk: * Zeider to s Rath; ; Jones Ito ■ Koeher |to j Cor
ridon: i Deal |to I Louden. Hits —Off Wheatley I,
off Lake 11. f off Smith 4. off Bens 3, off Longe 2.
Wild } pitch—Wheatley. Stolen \ base —Kuhn. Um
pires—O'Lougtalln and i McGreevy. Attendance—
2,35;!. ..." - ". ' •
NAPS 8, BROWNS 3
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
ST. LOUIS', Oct. C—Mitchell pitched excellent
ball today and received fine support. Lajole
duplicated his feat of the closing games here last
year by getting a hit every time he came to bat.
ST. LOUIS 'laHHHaaff
AB. R. BH. PO. A. E.
Sbotten. c. f '. 3 0 0 2 0 0
Williams, r.-f..'..'.. c.-..-... 4 0 o 2 00
Brief *i.tf.frrrTrr.~.'*.';..*.- 3 1 1 2 -o 0
Pratt. 2b.:;....;....-; 8 0 0 4 8 0
Stovall. 1b.., V 3 1 0 10 ; r-„o
Augstin 3b .........V.... 3 12 .2".<2--0
Miller, 55.:...:.. .....4 0 12 10
Crossing c.=r.":r.rr'rrrr.".''-.-.f 00210
Allison, p 1 0 0 1 11
Hamllton,iprrTTrr.r.-7:v.. 1 0 -o-oi : 0
Vnpier. p:.;:rr..T.'.:T.-... 0 00. 0-* 1 „-o
•Hogan , 1 O 1 0 .0 0
f'Stepheus ...............1 0 '0 • 0 0 0
Total 31 ft 5 27 16 1
>!i •Batted for Hamilton In the seventh.
••Batted for Nnptor in the ninth. . ' -, ' . ,
i" AB. R. BH. PO. A. E.
Johnston, lb 4 2-1 7 0 ; 0
Chapman, ss 4 1 2 4"'?3SO
Olson. 3b r.r:r.~.i7:::7:r.. 8 12 SBfoße
Jackson, r. f...' :...•;..: "> ■?.. 3400
Lajoie 2b 5 1 .-,' "1 4 1
Hendrir,"e.sf^rr.TT7".7rrTs& r . 0 0100
Graney. 1. f 4 0 0 10-0
O'Neill c.~. 4 0 0 6 2 0
Mitchell, p :.::.. 2. 0 0 0 2 0
Total ........'.' 38 "a 13 27 :11 r 1
SCORE BY INNINGS
Cleveland 0 0 0 2 4 1 1 0 o—B
St. Louis r.i: :::r.-.0/-o.?o 1<? 0 0 0 0 2—3
Two base bits —Jackson. Johnston. Three base
hits —Austin. •' Miller, Lajole, Jackson. Stolen
bases—Brief, I Pratt. Hit iby pitched I ball —Chap-
man by Hamilton. Wild pitch—Allison. First
base on called balls—Off i Mitchell 16. off ; Napier •1.
off I Allison lim Struck t ont—By t Mitchell 5. by
Hamilton 1 SB Pitchers' record—-7 hits I and 15 i runs
off Allison in 4% innings; five hits and 3 runs off
Hamilton In 2% : innings. Left on bases—St. Louis
6,*» Cleveland 7. Time 'of I game—ll hour and f42
minutes. Umpires—O'Brien and Connolly.
. ... «•....».-??■--i• ■ _2iL_: - " - ' • •—- ■■■■' ■■■-•'■" ■
Battler's Feet Itch for
Hike Around World
CHICAGO, Oct, 6.—Battling Nelson,
former lightweight champion of the
world, and still considered one of the
greatest of American boxers, is con
templating a tour of the world, with
Honolulu as his first stopping point.
Nelson has been offered a large guar
antee by Hugh Mcintosh for three bouts
In Australia and, if he accepts, will
stop in airprobabillty at both Hilo and
Honolulu for theatrical engagements,
and also to stage a boxing match in
>The present plans are to have Togo,
the wonderful Japanese lightweight,
meet Nelson in Honolulu. The men
recently boxed a vicious eight round
draw in Fort Smith, Ark., the scrapper
of Nippon standing toe to toe with
Nelson and showing every trick of the
modern American fighter. Togo is at
present in Los Angeles, and If he ac
cepts the offer to box Nelson in Hono
lulu, will train in that city.
Nelson will reach a final decision this
week. He plans to go from Honolulu ]
!to New Zealand, then to Australia, then
back hy way of South Africa, France
and England, arriving in New York
late next spring.
The proposed match between Nelson
and Packy McFarland at Madison
Square garden has been blocked by Mc-
Farland's insistence upon catch
AMERICAN HORSE WINS
PARIS, Oct. C—Herman B. Duryea'* hay colt
Shannon today won the Prix dv Conneil Munici
pal, known as the autumn Grand Prik. over the
Ixniffcbainps course. Th* race, which was at one
mile and a half, was worth t».«0O. August
Belnronta Anronreox 111 flnlihed fsjurta.
Pilgrim's Progress Adds
More Laurels to Wreath
Results of Main Events in
S. F. Y. C. Motor Boat Regatta
BOBBINS PERPETUAL CHALLENGE CUP RACE
Course—Start from clubhouse to around Southampton shoal buoy, around Aleatraz island
and back to starting lino, leaving all mark* to starboard. Distance. 11 nautical miles.
Boat and Club— Satin? Handicap Time Time Plica
Pilgrim, S. F. Y. C 40.1 16:17 1:81:48 1:05:85 First
La Ola, P. M. B. C 41.6 13:59 1:80:34 1:06:35 Second
Louise. Sac B. C 58.9 Bcrateh 1:14:03 1:14:03 Third
Mams Wai, Aeolian 44,8 09:45 1:34:36 1:84:51 Fourth
The Speedwell, Corinthian Yacht club entry, was unable to start owing to engine trouble,
which deTeloped several hours before the race.
_ CRUISER MOTOR BOAT RACE
Course—aflubhouse west around stakeboat at Hurricane gulch, around United States ships
Marhlehead and Albatross, around Com rock and back. Distance three statute miles. Per
formance race. Actual Corrected
Boat and owner— Handicap Time Time Place
Leof ore, Adams. Scratch 15:54 15:54 First
Flome, Cory 4:CO 19:55 15:55 Second
Isabel, McCarthy 3:55 19:54 15:59 Third
The Skipper Wilson owner, disqualified fcr exceeding by more than 3 per cent its per
formance trial time.
SEMISPEED BOAT RACE
Course—Same as in cruiser motor boat race, but making two rounds, six statute miles.
Boat and owner— Handicap Time Time Place
Bridret, Bridges 3:48 81:00 17:18 First
Wrigbt-O-Way, Wright , Scratch 17:81 17:81 Second
Speedy Power Craft Successfully Defends the
Robbins Cup for S. F. Y. C.
WALTER B. CLAUSEN
There were some classy showings
yesterday in the motor poat regatta
held by the San Francisco Yacht club.
Commendable handicapping brought
about real contests in the three main
events. Of course the big noise of the
day was the Bobbins perpetual chal
lenge cup race, and the finishing gun
spoke cheerfully as the Pilgrim beat it
over the line a minute and eight sec
onds ahead of the La Ola, thereby re
taining the prized trophy in the show
case of the San Francisco Yacht club
Captain F. A. Hyde at the wheel of
the trim little Pilgrim handled the
course as clean as. a shot, blaz
ing over the triangular course
in three sharp lines. The La Ola,
Pacific Motor Boat club entry,
Captain J. L. Hawkins, heeled it right
in the Pilgrim's wake on the first two
laps, but showed poor judgment in
veering inshore in a curved course
from Alcatraz. The two leaders moved
through the race like liners, their en
gines humming along without missing
The bther two feature events were a
pretty cruiser motor boat free for all,
showing a half length contest between
three boats In the finish, and a semi
speed contest, in which the two entries
cut some clever walkaway work. The
cruiser free for all, on a three mile
course, was won by the Leonore, Cap
tain F. P. Adams owner, with the Flol
lie, Captain Cory, second, and the Isa
bel. Captain McCarthy, third. Captain
Bridges' Bridget stole the semlspeed
honors from Captain- Wright's Wright
Something novel, to round out the
time between the race finishes, was
presented in aquoplane riding by Brit
ton Rey of Belvedere and A. R. Frank
lin of the San Francisco Yacht club.
The Robbing perpetual challenge cup
race started at 1:30 o'clock with four
entries—Pilgrim, F. A. Hyde, San Fran
cisco Yacht club's defender; !La Ola, W*.
H. Hansom, Pacific Motor Boat club;
Manu Wai, Konigsberger, Aeolian
Yacht club, and Louise, O. L.. Brainard,
Sacramento Boat club.
The Pilgrim was first starter and
Captain Hyde lost 30 seconds In get
Opening Soccer Game Goes to
the Transbay Team by a
2 to 0 Score
The Rangers defeated the Alamedas
In the opening game here of the Cali
fornia Soccer league yesterday after
noon at Lincoln park, Alameda, the
score resulting 2to 0. The winners
netted the ball twice in the first half,
the goals being made by Addison and
Hawkins. In the final period the Ala
medas put up a fast, aggressive battle,
and came near scoring several times.
The playing of Hansen and Plumtree
of the losers was brilliant at times.
The teams were made up of the fol
Rangers—Otto, McLean. Milnie, ver
nal, Addison, Doig, Gardner. Britton,
Hawkins, Guild, Brace.
Alamedas —Gough, Dyke. Loney, Bos
tock, Hansen. Steadman, Roberts,
Plumtree, Courtin, Appleby and Baker.
The referee was Traynor.
The Pastimes proved too much for
the San Franciscos on the Ocean Shore
grounds, winning easily by a score of
4 to 0. Pike and Smith tallied in the
first half and Walters and Pike put the
ball in the net in the second-period.
On the St. Ignatius grounds, the
Burns trimmed the Vampires to the
tune of 5 to 0. Marshall scored two
goals in the first half and Welsh scored
one. In the second period Doig and
Birdmen Skim Over The
Navy Yard City
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
VALLEJO. Oct. 6.—Both Tom Gunn,
the Chinese'aviator, and Frank Bryant
of Oakland, gave successful flights here
this afternoon. Didier "Masson, who
flew from Sausalito to Vallejo early
this year with copies of The Call, was
an interested spectator.
Three motorcycle races were held
at the track. The 10 mile free for
all was won by Frank Workman of
Oakland in 10:35. Ed Howe of San
Francisco won the five and three mile
events in fast time.
PALL MALLS S, BtrBLnffOAHE 1
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
BURUNOAME, Oct. «.—The Pall Malls of
San Francisco invaded Bnrlinffaoae this after
noon and aucceeded la capturing a well played
game. Score: «• H. fc.
Pall Malls » * %
Burllnjrame -•• • • * ~ «_ ~*
Batteries—Sullivan and Laaslter; Ball. Goldy
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V. S. LAT/NDRY 10, GENERAL HOSPITAL 1
The United States Lauadry and the General
Hospital nine booked up on tbe latter"* groanda
yesterday afternoon In a game that proved a
walkaway for the laundry lads. Score:
R. H. E.
United States .Lanndry 10 1* 0
General Hospital 13 2
Batteries—Manning and Broderlck; Rosenberg
ting over the line after gunfire. This
started the habit for the day and every
other boat In each race seemed 'to
wait for the echoes of gunfire before
swinging into speed. The Pilgrim
humped it into a good eight mile clip
and held evenly to it with the smooth
ness of an eight day clock.
A 2 minute 18 second handicap gave
the La Ola. second starter, good dis
tance on the Pilgrim. The Manu Wai
and the Louise strung out rather far
behind. Throughout the first two legs
of the course the Pilgrim and La Ola
stood out in unchangeable position.
I The outside leg, Southampton Shoal
lto Alcatraz, offered a stiff blow, with
! some wet sprays, but the two leaders
went to it like porpoises. The Pil
grim's progress in this touch of nasty
weather was something nice.
Clearing Alcatra* on the last leg.
Captain Hyde showed a real«touch of
marine cunning. Trusting his craft
against the weather, he steered a sharp
course to the stakeboat. The master
of the La Ola kept his eye to the
weather and veered windward to pro
tect himself, thus losing several boat
lengths in point of time. The Pilgrim
weathered it without varying the
course a boat length and churned it
over tho finish line while the La Ola
was busy making up Its lost course. *
The Louise breezed in a good third,,
with the Manu Wai lagging behind.
The Sacramento boat is in a peculiar
class. The American Motor Boat asso
ciation rules of rating ate decidedly
too severe for the Louise, and the Sac
ramento Boat club men showed some
real sportsmanship in bringing it into
races with this disadvantage.
A little ginger was taken out of the
semispeed boat race by the disabling of
the Glory. Captain Wallach. In the
trial performance, while the Glory was
kicking away at 20 miles, with prordise
of defending the title of the Pacific
Motor Boat club, the eccentric on the
pump snapped. This left only the
Bridget and Wrlght-O-Way for the
These baby waterplows showed
something fancy, however, finishing
the event with a satisfying fight. The
Bridget crossed the line nine seconds
in the lead.
For real fighting and expert handi
capping at short notice the free for all
cruiser race was the cream of the day.
The Flollie and Isabel shot away from
gunfire five seconds apart, and for the
first mile and a half of the course
clung together as if bound by a tow
line, but a heavy ferry swell caught
them and they cast a little apart,
giving the Flollie a chance at the lead.
The Leonore, scratch boat, started
the climbing stunt early and picked
out the lead. It crossed the line just a
second ahead of the Flollie, *vith the
Isabel four seconds later.
After the regatta closed Captain
Hawkins of the La Ola made a protest
that the Pilgrim was underrated, but
the race committee, including I. H.
Cory, Frank M. Garden and W. Q.
Wright, remeasured the craft and found
the protest without warrant.
The Apple Show
Opens Today and will
continue until Oct. 12th
Don't miss seeing CALIFORNIA'S PRIZE APPLES in
Box, Table, Plate and Feature Displays. k
Your trip to Watsonville and the Pajaro Valley—one of the
richest and most attractive in the state —will
be interesting and instructive.
Round Trip Rate from San Francisco
Return limit October 18.
Six daily trains from San Francisco, Thlld and Townsend.
Four from Oakland, First and Broadway.
Same number returning.
Take a morning train. See the Show and return same evening.
CALIFORNIA APPLE DAY, OCTOBER 10TH
"Eat California Apples"
Excellent Hotel Accommodations at Moderate Rates.
Reduced rates from all other California points.
SAN FRANCISCO: Flood Bnlldia*. Palace Hotel. Ferry Building. PUone Kearny 31S0.
Third and Townsend Streets. Phone K«arny 180.
OAKLAND: Thirteenth and Broadway. rhon» Oakland 162.
Sixteenth Street Station. Phono Onfcland 1458.
First aad Broadway. Phone Oakland 7960.
TRANSBAY C. C. A. L.
LADS IN TRAINING
Youngsters Going After Plums
in Indoor Meet on This
Side of the Water
[Special Dispatch to The Call]
OAKLAND, Oct. 6. — Interacholastl6
track meets will be held during the
coming week by teams from the local
branch of the Catholic Schools Athletic
league in preparation for the indoor.
meet of the league to be held in San
Franciaco October 25.
The youngsters have been given tho
use of the St. Mary's college track
and have been training steadily under
the direction of some, of the college
students. The St. Joseph academy lads
have their own training quarters.
This week will sec the teams from
St. Francis, St. Anthony's, St. Mary's
and Sacred Heart schools in action on
the college track. The meets will af
ford the coaches an opportunity to size
up their material.
Claude Mitchell has been selected as
captain of the Sacred Heart school
track team, which has been training un
der the direction of Theodore Davie, a
member of the St. Mary's college track
team. The coach already hna selected,
to represent the school, Mitchell, Gil
lespie, Wiggins, Knowland, Silveria,
Considine, Baker, Adams, Brawley, En
nis, Hallmlre and Whilley. Others will
be selected later.
The St. Anthony school youngsters
are also being trained by a college man,
Gerald Brusher, a distance man on th«
St. Mary's- track team, working with
them daily. Tom Lennon. also a col
lege track sprinter, has charge of the
St. Joseph's institute team of West
Si*. Ignatius Strong
The track team of the grammar de
partment of St. Ignatius college is
getting into shape under the super
vision of Moderator McFadden. The
new rating of St. Ignatius as a uni
versity has attracted a large number
of students to the grammar grades, and
this large registration enables them to
pick a strong aggregation.
In the 70 pound class he has two
likely youngsters in Carroll and T.
Mulrooney. The former Is a 50 yard
dash lad, and the latter runs the 75
yard dash. Both can be expected to
The 80 pound class brings out L.
Grattan and D. Hyland. They have
had experience in running which should
stand them in good stead. O. Young.
H. Bevans and T. McMahon are the
best they have to offer in the 93 pound
class. Bevans is the track captain of
the squad and gives a good account
of himself in the 220 yard dash.
Desmond, in the 115 pound class, is
a Bpeedburner in the 100 yard dash.
•j Right now he is covering the century
In close to record time. With three
weeks in which to train, he should
turn out a winner. L Doyle and C.
Chlparo are also entered at this
weight. They will run the 440 yard
The unlimited class is well taken care
of by M. Margo, T. Lennon. W. Mc-
Mahon, T. McManus and F. Devlin. It
is this class that is benefited by the
Increased registration. As the first year
of the high school department is al
lowed to compete In this division the
college has the srfck of a great many of
the local grammar schools. Lennon and
j Margo in this division will run the cen
tury. Both are doing the distance un
der 12 seconds, which is good time for
youngsters. F. Devlin is a quarter
miier, but the absence of his favorite
event from the program will force him
into the half mile event.
St. Peter's boys, besides attending to
, their track squad, are developing a fast
basket ball team. Their method of
getting all the available material is
through an interclass tournament. This
tournament started during last week.
Already three games have been played.
The first was an 80 pound affair. It
was won by the eighth grade over the
seventh by a score of 19 to 15.
The seventh grade retaliated In the
"110 pound contest when its team was
victorious over the graduates by the
score of 14 to 10. The other contest
was also an 80 pound session. The
fifth and sixth grades hooked up, the
latter being the victor to the tune of
12 to 8.
* The Vatican school has always been
to the fore in basket ball. Ever since
the league started the representatives
Of St. Peter's have won the champion
ship of this side of the bay.