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THE CITIZEN, FRIDAY, MAY 17, 191a.
Ford Says They Do Two-thirds
of Work In Game,
THERE ARE FEW EXCEPTIONS,
Men Lik Crandall, Walsh, Coombs and
Several Others Can Wallop the Ball,
but the Majority of Boxmen Are Very
Baseball history tells tis tlint the
gaino lias produced but feu- liard hit
tins pitchers. Jesse Tannehlll, one
time member of the Washington. Cin
cinnati nnd several other teams, was
one of the best. Jack Coombs of the
Athletics Is another who carries a bat
ting eye attached to the Job. "Big
Chief" Bender, his side partner, haw a
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itrssnLii Foi:u, new youk asikmcan staii
free, clean swing, and Bay Caldwell
of the New York Americans Is another
who can whale the ball. Otey Cran
dall of the New York Giants Is the
best hitting twlrler in the National
league, and Harry Hclntyre of the
Chicago Cubs Is 0 dose second. Patsy
Flaherty, lato of the Boston Nationals,
Is nnother pegger who can punch the
Ed Wnlsh of the Chicago White Sox
is one of the best hitting pitchers in
the American league. Bill Donovan
and George Mullln of Detroit can soak
'em here and there, but those who can
both pitch aud hit are not numerous.
In talking about hitting pitchers re
cently Bunnell Kord, tho star twlrler of
the New York Americans, said: "Each
pitcher does about two-thirds of the
tolling furnished for that game upon
each team. Au lnOelder may average
Ave chances and an outfielder three.
But the pitcher nnd his entcher are
mixed up In every play made, for the
ball must be thrown before It can be
Issued into additional play This
physical and mental strain in a tougii
game Is heavy. 1 know that by the
fourth or fifth Inning I'm content to
center all I have left on preventing
others from hitting, with no great nm
bltion the other way round. I like my
hits as well as the nest one. but I am
thinking more of the hits 1 can choke
off than tho hits I can make.
"There are exceptions, of course, like
Coombs, Crandall, Walsh nnd a few
others. But the art of developing two
directly opposite sciences Isn't nn
easier than It looks to be."
OLYMPIC RIFLE TRYOUTS.
Three Day Trial to Be Held at Win
The general tryouts for the selection
of the rifle team which will be sent to
the Olympic games will be held at the
United States marine corps rltle range,
Winthrop, Md., May 10, 17 nnd IS.
From tho results of these three days'
trials twenty-five high men will bo se
lected, who will be put through tho
course again May 20. From the re
sults of these supplementary trials tho
team will be selected.
Must Name Team June 11.
Becauso tho American Olympic se
lection committee cannot hold its try
outs beforo June 8, that being tho first
Sunday after nil intorscholastic and
Intercollegiate championships of the
country are held, the Swedish Olympic
committee has extended the date of
closing entries to Juno 11 Instead of
Mot 00. tho original date.
MR' r .Sff3H
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SOME CLEVER TRICKS
Harry Davis Tells of Shrewdness
of W. R. Armour.
Bill Had Box of Live Balls to U
When Batting Rally Wa On, but
Athletic Wero Wise and
Kept Ball In Game.
"Thoy used to pull oft a lot of tricks
in mo American Lenguo that aro
tabooed now," remarked Harry Davis,
Cleveland's new manager, recently,
"Thoy did not stop with signal tipping
devices, but they worked In o rabbit
ball now and then, cut down tho pitch
ers' box over night, cut down or raised
tho lino toward third base, lot tho
hose run all night on tho base paths
or on tho grass near tho pinto. Clark
Qrlfflth turned that last trick on ua
ono day when ho was managing the
White Sox. Thought he would make
it difficult for our third Backer to
field bunts, but our pitcher nnd Lnvo
Cross got every one, while Griffith
himself slipped In tho wator and
soaked his uniform.
"Bill Armour was n man of whom wo
wore always suspicious. That suspi
cion dated from a time I was with
Providence In the Eastern League.
Tho Rochester team hnd a faculty of
batting out victories in tho eighth nnd
ninth innings nnd wo mado up our
minds that a rabbit ball was working.
Wo finally told our third base coach
er to go to tho Rochostcr bench be
tween innings and keep watch. Suro
enough. He discovered that they
were tossing out n live wlro toward
tho end of games when Rochester
"They confessed then and we
kept their secret on the condition
that they tip us off ns to where they
got the livo ones. So, tho next day
visited tho shop, which was located
in Rochester, and there on a bench
was a package of balls directed to W.
"I called the attention of tho old
German who ran tho shop to the
package and ho admitted that It con
tained lively balls.
"'But,' he said, 'they aro only for
" 'That's all right,' I told him. 'Just
give mo a few dozen Just for prac
tice! ' And I got them.
"But, from then on, I felt that Bill
Armour would bear watching when It
camo to pulling off a trick now and
then. Finally, wo caught him. It was
in 1004. Waddell nnd Earl Moora
wore having a battle right. It was 4
to 4 when we finished our half of th
ninth, Hickman was the first man up
for Cleveland in tho last half of the
ninth. He smash! tho first ball on a
line, but Hartjsel went back to the
fen oe and grabbed it Larry picked
the noxt one and Dave Fultz mado a
wonderful running catch. Now CToro
land had not been hitting Rubo that
hard up to that tlmo nnd I passed the
word around that whoever rando the
third out should keep tho ball and see
that it was still In play when the
tenth inning began if the Naps did not
mnnago to win out. Then Flick hit
it on tho nose, but Sox Soybold mado
the best catch I ever saw him make,
a one-handed stab la right center.
"Sox remembered what had been
said and he brought tho ball in nnd
never handed It over until Moore was
ready to pitch. "Wo did not intend to
let Cleveland havo a chance to throw
it out of tho lot. Then came our half
of tho tenth nnd we scored ten runs.
And Bill Armour never ran In another
rabbit against us."
Govern Central League.
Tho new 12-club Central League
will be governed by an entirely new
method this year, according to tho
announcement of President F. R. Car
son. A now executive officer has boen
named in Thomas J. O'Connor of Erie.
Ho will Bervo as vioo president, and
it will be his duty to settlo difference.
In tho eastern end of tho circuit. Dr.
Carson will tako coro of the western
Noel's Hard Luck.
Bruce Noel, a Pittsburg pitching pos
sibility, ts a live member of tho Jinx
club. Last rear bo quit the team be
causo his wife was 111 and was allowed
to finish the season at Oshkosh. This
year he mado ready to roport to tb
Pirates, when hJa wife was taken tfl
nin and Us plans are agsia unie.
SHAKESPEARE, NAPOLEON AND TY COBB
By HOMER CROY.
Residents of Rovston. Ga.. anv this
world has produced three great men:
Shakesnearo. Nnnoleon nml Tv Pnhh.
Tho boarded bard of Avon may havo
written a few plays that now glvo em
ployment to Julia Marlowe and E. IL
Sothorn, but what did ho know about
tho fnll-away slide? Tho bow-legged
llttlo man who always woro his hat
croasways may havo won a war or
two, but what sort of batting average
did ho have.'
Butspeakingof real men whoso njimrm
will go resounding, reverberating and
ro-ecnoing oown me corridors of time,
thoro is Mr. Tyrus R. Cobb who wnn
born right in this town, sir! Picture
caras snowing his birthplace, tho first
goat ho over drovo to a Proctor &
Gamble, soan-box wairon. ami of hla
shaking hands with tho president,
mreo ror live. Tho rubborneck wagon
starts for Ty Cobb's old homo in ono
mlnuto all aboard seat3 a dollar!
Yes, sir, right in that corner room 25
years ago last month. Yes, I used
to go to school with him, and wo used
to tio frogs in tho elrls dpsk.q nml
ho calls me Pud to this day!
Tho first word ho ever mircri! wna
"Ball-ball," and beforo ho could crawl
tno ingth of the room ho would sit
by tho hour and suck tho leather
hucklo of a fielder's glovo. He was bat
ting something over .200 before ho
know who Santa Claus really was,
and by tho day ho had cut his milk
toeth ho had shaken his fist at two
umpires and had spit at tho coacher
for tho opposing team.
Ho was brought up on his grandfa
ther's plantation, nnd when ho would
work ho was ono of tho fastest cot
ton pickers in all tho country, but It
usually took bis grandfather and two
able bodied overeocra to mako him
His baseball experience began with
That San Francisco has a Japanese
Jack Stivetts, once a great pitcher In
Boston, Is still able to curve 'em over
for n small club near Ashland, Pa.
A fine goes for any Chicago Cub
pitcher who smokes a cigarette, ac
cording to a late order by Manager
Ty Cobb, Nap Bucker, Eddie Clcotte
and Clyde Engle played on the same
team In Augusta, Ga., one season, and
the club finished fifth In a six club
' Mike Donlin, tho Pittsburgh Nation
als outfielder, changes his clothes throe
times n day and tries to make Just as
ninny base lilts each day. Hans Wng
ner wears tho sumo togs all day, but
he makes base hits Just tiie same.
Theodore Breltensteln, tho veteran
left hand pitcher, who was a $10,000
beauty many years ago, has tit last
abandoned himself to fate. He has
accepted a position as umpire in the
Southern league, where, they say, tho
fans havo perfect control and tho pop
bottles never miss their mark.
KEEN BIT OF REPARTEE.
Blackburne Is Silenced Effectively by
Umpire Jack Sheridan.
Russell Bluckburne, formerly of tho
Chicago Sox aud now with tho Buf
falo team, fell n victim to an injury
about the tlmo that Umpire Jack Sheri
dan began having trouble with his
eyes. Sheridan's caso had been diag
nosed by an eye specialist, while
Blackburne's physician hnd advised
an operation on his knee. Whllo uu
nblo to play, Bluckburne was trying
to cam his salary nnd was sent out
to coach. Sheridan was working tho
bases, nnd n number of closo decisions
had gono against the Sox on tho paths
early in tho game. Blackburne wanted
to impress tho crowd with tho fact
that he was in tho game every minute,
so when Sheridan gave an unusually
closo decision against tho team ho
yelled: 'That eye specialist made a
mlstak.0. Jack, when ho looked .you
: DO YOU KNOW :
Views Ty Cobb.
his being shortstop for tho Royston
Mldgots at tho ago of eight, and with
tho exception of ono day during tho
summer of 1909 when ho had an at
tack of biliousness, ho has been in
tho prizo automobllo business ever
since. His vocation is baseball, but
his avocation Is winning prize auto
mobiles. Ho was marriwu m 1909, and has
ono son who can already converse in
four baseball dialects nnd talk back
to tho umplro in words of threo syl
lables. Ty has flaxen hair and was named
Tyrus by a maiden aunt who had had
dyspepsia all her Hfo. His middle
name is Raymond, but when ho is sit
ting in tho half light with his back
10 tno window you could never
Ho Is the master of tho slldo, being
able to coast In between the ankles
of a knock-kneed man and never get
touched. He could tako a run from
the dining room of a Europoan plan
hotel iii Rogers, Ark., and slide
through tho trellis work on tho front
porch without getting touched or bark
ing his shoulders. Ho never gets
hurt. If ho went into tho aviation
business or becamo an auto racer he
would still llvo to bo as old as Shem,
who carpentered on tho ark for Noah
at a hundred and twenty years, Ty
needing only a package of oourt plas
ter or SO OVerv AacnAn Tn nrr,inn.
down In on aoroplano he would always
" uui hi uio xourtn noor, oomo in on
tho hook slido and his hip, and then
got up as sound as a slmoleon to see
if tho umplro had called him safo.
In winter tlmo tho Kmnir snf Tr.
press of baseball lives In Augusta,
sons auiomonues and talks about the
now baseball phenom. ho has discov
ered Tyrus, Jr.
(Copyright, Mil, by W. O. Chapman.)
nu snouia nave pronounced you
Coming from a recruit, this was not
relished by Sheridan, but quick as a
ish he retorted: "Yes, nnd if that
surgeon knows his business be will
operate on your head Instead of your
knee." And Blackburne hiked back to
the bench as fast as his lame kneo
would let him.
STOVALL HELPS BROWNS.
Addition of First Sacker Has Strength
ened St. Louis Americans.
Ask any member of tho St. Louis
Americans to give ono reason why
Wallace's club should not finish last
and ho will answer, "Stovall."
Not that the Browns figure Stovall,
single handed, will lead the club out
of the depths of the subcellar, but the
players to a man believe that the pres
ence of Stovall on first has given i-neh
member of the Infield sulllclent con
fidence to make him a i!0 per cent bet
ter ball player.
Since Tom Jones was traded to De
troit for Claude Rossman there has
been it big hole around the Initial sack
at Sportsman's park. Tho players
have had no ono to "throw to." True,
there have been no fewer than twenty
men tried out nt first, but they all
fulled, and many of them weru so
poor that tho Browns' Inllelders lost
Such is not the enso this season.
Stovnll is a great fielder and a great
batter, besides a splendid man for in
jecting lots of "pep" into the team.
England to Have Three Olympic Crews.
England will enter three crews in the
Olympic regatta. An eight will be
formed by tho Leander club, a four by
tho Thames Rowing club, and W. D.
Klnuenr, holder of tho diamond sculls,
will contest In single sculling events.
The New Girl An' may my lntencV
ed visit me every Sunday afternoon,
Mistress Who Is your Intended,
Tho New Girl I don't know yet,
ma'am. I'm a stranger In toro-
HIS OWN SYSTEM
New York Manager Has Substi
tutes Equal ot Regulars,
WINS WITHOUT HIS STARS,
Utility Men Show Up as Well as the
Men They Replaced In Several
Games Team Is Well Fortified In All
By TOMMY CLAHK.
A short tlmo ago n New York base
ball critic exhibited much Joy over tho
fact that the Giants did not have
Bakers, Cobbs, Wngners. Lnjoles or
other stars of the infield or outfield.
At the time It seemed that a commis
sion on sanity should be appointed to
examine the dome of the writer who
penned such an Idea. That was beforo
the subject was given careful thought.
Now we are willing to admit that It
wns pretty wise "dope" which tho
Gotham scribe handed out.
Don't Jump nt conclusions, folk. Of
course Johnny McGraw would grab
Cobb, Baker, Wagner nnd Lajole. He
would Immediately replace men who
are regulars on the Giants now with
nny of the stars mentioned. The fact
remains that McGraw does not have
any of tho four .300 batsmen and bril
liant performers in nil departments.
Therefore McGraw lins worked out a
system of his own.
Larry Doyle Is not only the reanlar
second sacker of the New York team
but ho Is tho captain. Yet when Larry
was Injured recently Shafer was plac
ed at second and In batting and field
ing did equally as good work as Cap
tain Doyle. In other words, Doyle is
not n star, and therefore It did not re
quire a star to fill his shoes.
During that same period Fletcher, re
garded as tho regular shortstop, was
hurt. Again McGraw was prepared
lie had Groh, a young player, who
tilled In nt short field. It was difficult
to notice the difference.
Now, on the other hnnd. tako Cobb
nway from Detroit and what is the re
sult? Well, It has been pretty gener
ally agreed that the Tigers have lost
2." per cent of their offensive powers-
Some writers insist thnt Ty Is .7) per
cent of tlio attack. Mack Is usually
well fortified in substitute material,
but cither Collins or Baker is such a
loss to tho team that It is noticeable.
When a capable manager like Mc
Graw can develop a team made up of
rather mediocre material with substi
tutes for every position just about ns
good as the regulars he is bettor forti
fied than the manager who has a team
built around three or four stars and no
substitutes who can take the place of
those stars when they are lost through
injury or illness.
The title of the "hard luck manager"
belongs to Charley Dooln, leader of the
Philadelphia Nationals. Last season
injuries to several members of the
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OnABLKY DOOm, 1HSAOE11 OP TUH PHItr
PhDMea and himself probably robbed
him of the pennant This season tho
Jinx, hoodoo, voodoo, or what not, has
dmo pursuing tho team without rest
Beocntly tiiero woro eight members ot
tha-toain ut of tha go mo at ono tlmo.
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