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EL PASO HERALD
Saturday, April 6, 1912
NEWS OF SPORT, INDOOR AND OUT, GATHERED FOR THE HERALD
The Livest Page Of Sport In the Southwest
Edited By Lews Arms
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"Beat Connie Mack?' Bet
Your Boots They
Does Juarez Want
the Fight Anyway?
Johnson-Flyna Meet Has Been
Generally Repudiated Across
Country; Motors Sing at Santa
Big Show Will Be On At Madison
Square Garden In the Near Future
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NEW YORK. April 6. "Beat Con
From all corners of the Amer
ican league circuit the cry is raised.
Fven clubs have adopted the slogan, ,
and they will fight to the bitter end
t" oust the world's champions from the
title on which they have had a stran-gie-hold
for the last two years. j
It is the Athletics against the field. '
This: condition of affairs is likely ;
to develop a situation nnprecedenU-il
in tne nistory or Dig league oaseoaii. i
Tne Philadelphia machine, aimort universalis-
conceded to be the superior of
f ny other teajn that will do business
likelihood of havine to lose the cham- i
j.onsr.ip while still possessing some
thing" on every one of its competitors.
Every manager in the league has his
hpart set on trouncing the Quakertown
team The reason is self-ovident. A
-inelr- - icory over the Athletics means
miTi added prestige with the conse
quent increased admission fees than
two wins over any other outfit.
'""onnie Mack can reconcile himself
to the dismal acknowledgment that his
graves will be pitted against the best
frort that can be presented by the
hostile camp every time his men trot
01 to the greensward to do battle.
Tht r-hief feature of these tactics will
be seen in the saving up by each team
of its best pitchers for the clashes with
W'nen the Athletics meet the lowly
Washington team, lor instance, they
will face something mors than a group
of cellar division misfits. It will be
the Athletics versus Walter Johnson,
with the betting at even money. When
thf encounter the Boston Red Sox,
.loe Wood will be found on fhe slab.
Cleveland will send forward Yean
Oregg. New York wllL.nomina.te Russell
it is unreasonable to suppose that
th-se nen could worik in every game
fcpninst the Athletics. No human frame
could stand the. gaff of twirling four
oonecutie games of a series and be
in any kind of shape afterward. But
:' e aforementioned stars could be
u'd sparingly between times and cod
dle,; si. as ;o be in prime fettle to as-
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Ceanie Mack, shrewd manager qf
hlK SI team rom hc bench, andthree of hki trump car.
Franklin Baker, otherwise known as "Heme Run" and "Geexfailsht" Ilaker,
who holds dewn third base on the Philadelphia machine. BcIqtt are Eddin C
alllnx (at the left), crack second base-man. and chief Charles Albert Bender,
the screat Indian riehthander.
sault the Athletics in the first game
and the last game of each series.
That, in essence, is exactly what will
he done, according to all Indications
The St. Louis Browns.. the Chicago
White Sox and he Detroit Tigers have
not been mentioned among the teams
that will "pick on" the Athletics. The
Browns are unmentioned because they
will cut about as big a figure in the
race as a fire-cracker would in a war.
Bnt the Tigers and White Sox are Just
the reverse. They are- the teams that
will be "in at the death" in the event
that the Athletics are worsted in the
Jimmy Callahan, leader of the Sox,
has boasted that he expects his team
will beat out the Aethletics. and
Bughey Jennings, of the Tigers, inti
mates as much for his Jungaleers.
Kow for the deduction with six
teams "doing their durnedest" to keep
the Athletics down, the percentage of
TEN" MAN WILL RUN
UNDER COLORS OF "Y"
IN THB acquisition of James G. Brann,
who has been dubbed the "army
sprinter." the Y. M. a A. will have
in the Mesllla Park field day one of
the fastest men over the century in
Brann has been timed in "ten flat"
many times and he is consistent at
10:1 or 10.2. It looks now as though
the compact little sprinter will be the
one who- will bust the tape to the cen
tury at Mesilla Park.
At the Alaskan Yukon-Pacific ex
position, under the colors of the Fourth,
artillery. Brann annexed the army
championship, running a dead heat
with a brother sprinter. Flynn. and
winning on the toss up. This day he
was timed in 10 seconds flat.
Ith the Fourteenth infantry In the
the frstEliTx champion Athletic", vratc
Above is J.
the Philadelphians will of course be
lower than if they were accorded the
same treatment as the others. Mean
time, the cunning manager who "gets
next to himself and realises the op
portunity that' is handed to him on a
gilded platter will dodge the issue with
the Athletics, passively allow them
to cop a, majority of games in each
series with his own charges, and mean
while fatten the figures of his club
by plucking the other contenders while
the latter, are using their weak pltch-
rrs and saving their strong ones for
we hVe a sort of feeling 'way down
inside that Hughey Jennings and Jim
my Callahan are figuring on employ
ing Just such strategy. If they do. we
can see a possibility that one of them
may beat out Connie Mack and his
A possibility? yes. But an ex
ceedingly bare possibility oh, such a
Philippines he first began developing
as a sprinter and by the time he
reached the Pacific coast he had be
come invincible in the army.
Brann is a clean cut athlete, inter
ested in all forms of track athletics
and shows his versatility by entering
into the century, the 220 yard dash and
the quarter mile, as well as the 220
low hurdles for the Mesilla Park meet
ing. Because of his wide experience. H.
L. Mitchell, coach of the "Y. M. C. A,
is well pleased at the acquisition of
this star to' the ranks of the "Y."
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With Possible Showers, Generally Cooler
JACK CURLEY got la and out
being equipped with a pair
without saying a whole lot.
of gum shoes a la the ward poli
tician. Juarez's chance to get the
big show is now a dainty tidbit
hy Juarez should want the
fight to begin with we shall leave
to enthusiasts to explain. The
fight has been repudiated by al
most all fight authorities. Little
towns which were bidding strong
ly for the meet originally are si
lenced. Neither Johnson nor Flynn
Is doing anything now in the line
of fighting, which makes a meet
ing between them look any bet
ter than it has for the past six
months and it has looked bad
right along. ,
The seamy side of Flynn's rec
ord shows too many knockouts
with himself on the ammonia bot
tle end of the sketch, to make
any one who knows anything about
the ring believe that he would
have even a slight chance with the
C'urley, as manager of Flynn,
ought to put him against Palzer.
and a few other big boys who look
every bit as good now to take a
chance at Johnson as does the
much battered about Flynn.
It simply doesn't look, like good
faith on the part of the bout's
sponsors. Flynn is testing en
tirely on the laurels gleaned from
a knockout of that big citrus. Al
Kaufman. That isn't showing one
fourth enough to satisfy the aver
age fan that he has a chance with
Johnson. Kaufman stayed ten
rounds with Johnson, it Is true.
but it is logical to suppose that
Johnson fought pulled up for those
So minutes just to "save up" the
big Califernlan for a future en
gagement with bigger money.
Curie j- knows that a fight for
the heavyweight championship,
even thought the competitors be
in nowise equipollent, will draw a
certain class of fans and will
make some money.
But as a fight which Is going
to shed any new light on the
heavyweight -situation, or in any
way give the fans a run for their
coin. It 1 bound to be a Joke, if It
may be. arrogated that it Is to be
on the level.
Liet Flynn get into a tournament,
of elimination with some of the
big boys who are now before the
public and show what he has. Los
Angeles fans, who have seen Flynn
in action more than the fans of any
other city, simply laugh until they
split their lips over the possibility
of Flynn even putting: up a. good
fight against the big smoke.
As the battle frames up. if It Is
carried through, it ft apt to give
a lovely black eye to the game.
Just as it is being rehabilitated
until the fans feel fairly sure now
adays that the majority of the
fights they pay their money to see
are decided on nothing more than
the merits of the fighters.
Art 'Rick is boosting Cass Tar
ver while en route to Cour de
A'lene. Tarver frames up big
enough. It is to be hoped that
when Kiuslmmons said the "big-
fer they tire the harder they
rop" that he was not thtnkMg of
the future appaerance ' of -this
It is always a petestlre to a
newly made champion to tell how
he "done it." Thus Johnny Kll
bane is highly interesting to Jew
York. New York incidentally is
only in on the "tell, for it never
gets nearer than k few thousand
miles to a real championship fight.
despite the multitude of bouts
Despite the fact that at a max
imum there can be but two pen
nant winners in the two major
leagues. 16 teams are now vigor
ously asserting themselves for
the honor. Time will telL
The sacrifice with awe man. gone
is now a mooted point among
the big tent ball players. ' It looks
like a long chance. The sacrifice
with no men gone1 Is the proper
There are probably SM athletes
in the United States who say ana
think that they can run the hun
dred yard dash In 16 seconds flat.
Ever' gabfest of the track usually
evolves several "tea" men.
As a matter of fact It Is ex
tremely doubtful if there are 100
athletes in all lines of sport In the
whole of the country who can
actually negotiate the century in
Ten seconds is Just two-fifths of
a second back of the fastest time
that was ever made 1U this event,
and but three men' have .been
credited with "nlae-tMree," and
one of these has been virtually dis
credited. The "nine-four" mea may
be counted on Ote lagers of fwo
hands and the sprinter who
claims "ten" should be very care
ful for fear that he may be called
upon to produce.
Neither Tom, McCarey nor Jonas,
has got en over his peeve. Still
The Santa. Monica road race, the
fastest in the world, is but a few
weeks off. and already the experts
who are clacking the trials declare
that a new world's record is, sure
to be evolved. The world's record
made in the last Santa Monica.
SYNDICATR has been formed in
Xew York to take over the lease
' of Madison Square Garden, and
within a few weeks boxing may be re
sumed In that spacious arena. If no
hitch arises and the state boxing com
missioners grant a license, the pro
moters expect to be running shows be
fore the month of April is over.
This may be the reason why Ad Wol-
Jast. Packey McFarland. Matt Wells,
ohnny Kilbane and other stars of the
fraternity have snown no inclination
to grab at the flattering offers recently
made by other clubs. The ambition of
every boxer of prominence and draw
ing capacity is to box at the Garden.
It Is a popular rendezvous for the
sports, most centrally located, and be
'sides it seitg twice the number that
any other arena in the city can accom
modate, and tuat means more "cush"
for the scrappers.
This coming Monday Sam Langford
and Sam Mc ey are booked to renew
their little argument with the gloves.
Last December the latter was given the
decision at the end of their 20 round i
bout, but the press and public howled
so long and loudly in protest at the
unfairness of the Terdict that a ieturn
engagement was inevitable. The Lang
ford coterie Is very confident of scor
ing a decisive victory this time, to
Judge from letters and cablegrams, and
prophesies speedy victory for the Bos
la this country authorities were
prone to pass Langlord up as a back
number when It was first learned that i
McVey had won the decision, and until )
the Australian papers reached here a,i i
their stories of the fight carefulb
perused, that Impression prevailed. Thi- !
press accounts told of a very even bat- .
tie. with Langford. if anything, having
Langford Is not yet a "has been" by
any means and Is to be reckoned with
as a very Important factor In the heavy
weight problem. He is dangerous In
any company, with his powerful wal
lop. If McVey succeeds in beating
him decisively Monday he will have
attained a position of prominence In
pugilism that will force Johnson to
accept his challenge to box for the title
or else quit the game. And I shall not
be surprised if an announcement Is
shortly forthcoming that the latter is
through with fighting for good and alL
If Sam Langford is a "back number"
I most earnestly wish we had a few
"has beens" of the same sort among
our crop of "white hopes." The other
night Tom Kennedy and Frank Moran
boxed 10 rounds in New York and dem
onstrated the futility of continuing
their campaigns with the hope of ever
rising higher in the profession. As a
sample of the manly art and the skill
which is a necessary attribute of the
successful boxer, the exhibition was a
Joke. I can't understand Kennedy's
case. He is not anywhere near so good
right now as a year ago when first
breaking Into the professional ranks.
He has gone back, one might say, be
fore he ever really happened.
When Kennedy decided to desert the
amateurs and embark In the game as &
professional, spurred on by the promise
of fame aad fortune for the man who
shall bring the title of heavyweight
champion back to the white race, he
was most promising material. I boxed
with him on several occasions when he
was an amateur; he was a star per
former in practice. Til say that for
him. It was on his dash and clever
ness that I predicted he would make
good as a professional.
Somehow or. other Tom is a different
man when he" enters the ring these
days. He hasn't that air of confidence
that characterized hi amateur per
formances: his appearance is of ex
treme lassitude or exhaustion, and clev
erness is evident only in flashes. As to
footwork and ring generalship, Ken
nedy seldom brings those qualities Into
play at all. "
He reminds me somewhat of Steve
0DonnelI. the old-time Australian
heavyweight, who was a wonderfully
clever boxer. In training there was
nsroiy incjt tnat rte old aot pull and
to watch him at work one would Im
agine him a sure enough champion. He
put plenty of "pep" in everything aad
was aggressive as a bull terrier. Bnt
what a different tale to tell when he
cl Imbed through the ropes la a pro
fessional contest. Poor tSeve ' wai
licked before the milling began. His
heart was gone, and hie science with It
The veriest dub would outbox him. It
could not be called stage fright, for in
exhibitions back jot the footlights
Steve was a bear; the excitement at
tendant upon a contest seemed to par
alyze him aad he was a mark for men
he should have disposed of without
"'" uwng nis nair mussed.
If AI Palzer, Whom Tom O'Rourke is
pointing for the championship, knew
half as much about evading punishment
as Tom Kennedy there would be - no
stopp'ug his rush to the top. Palzer
Js the Ideal aggressive fighter, but woe-
event was an average of 7J miles
per hour. Harvey Herrick annexed
this time, and the mark should
have, been even higher. Herrick
winning on more or less of a fluke,
since two cars which were ahead
of him blew up during the last
eight miles of the going.
Able Attell still Is making ex
cuses. Attell has excused himself
himself across the continent and
back several times.
Some people and institutions
don t know when to lay down four
hearts and a spade.
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Who now contributes weekly fo The El
Paso Herald's Sportlesr Columns.
fully lacking la defence, aad uatll he
learns eoore of the science of self-protection
the shrewd O'Rourke -will be
chary about sending him after the
scalps of the colored heavies wee oc
cupy the highest places in pugilism
PaJxer's youth aad stamina, added to
his natural aggyeaslvenese, have carried
HOUSTON IS INDEX
OF TEXAS LEAGUE
Team That Beats Houston
Will Win Pennant, Say
(BY H. H. SHELTON.)
San Antonio. Texas, April . "The
team that beats Houston will win the
pennant In the Texas League."
That is the prognostication of sport
experts who have kept in touch with
the showing made by the various
teams in pre-season combats with
Texas and major league teams. It ia
this condition which Is facing the
Texas baseball scrappers previous to
the opening game, which will be next
aaiuruay. Houston win open with Gal
veston. San Antonio at Beaumont. Fort
Worth in Austin, and Waco at Dallas.
A series of four games will be played
lu each city by the respective teams.
The reason for the prediction of the
strength of the Houston aggregation is
the number of games won already this
season. The team has shown remarka
?'!. afensth ln very department The
infield is admitted to be the best ever
seen ln Texas and the men are batting
like fiends. On the Jump oft it would
look as If the contest would be between
Houston. San Antonio and Waco.
Fort Worth has shown very little
class ln the spring practice and looks
like a tall coder. Dallas, usually
strong, has a new manager and a
bunch of recruits. The team has yet
to prove its class. Little n be hoped
from Beaumont early in the season. Its
best players are Oklahoma City cast
ofrs who were outclassed last year
Qalveston has the largest number of
new men of any team in the league
nd It would be a big surprise It even
James Maloney could get them working
as a fighting organization for another
On the other hand. San Antonio.
nuuaivn ms co. witn a majority of
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.cioi.us in uie nueup ana some very i
fiviu.,uiS ici.iuii3, viiuuiu isite tne
lead and be able to hold It until the
season is well advanced. Those who
have watched matters closely look for
these three to be the pennant contend
ers. San Antonio will be ln the race
from the very first, unless there Is a
very decided reversal in form, for the
team Is especially strong as to batters
and has a pitching force which will
compare favorably with any team ln
San Antonio has not yet settled the
personnel of the pitching staff. Rog
ers, Browning and Goodwin will prob
acy stick. All of them are righthand
ers and this leaves the team ln need of
a left hander or two. Last season the
Bronchos probably lost the pennant
Just for the lack of southpaws. Down
ey. McNeill and Graner are being given
thorough tryouts, but none of them
have developed the speed which might
lead a person to expect wonders of
them. Yet, even with this weakness.
San Antonio can be classed In the first
ranks at the starting off of the sea
son. A bis hole has been tilled bv
the purchase of third baseman Midkill
from Birmingham, of the Southern
league, for $500. He will replace
oreitenjtein. who will go to the out
field. Midkill last season played 126
games for the Akron club, wlilch won
the pennant in the Ohio-Pennsylvania
league. H hit .392, scored 96 runs i
and stole 36 bases. With his coning
San Antonto has a. promising and
compact lineup which will make It in- .
terestlng for any team ill the league '
The ease with which they defeated
Fort Worth last week in two -pre-season
games shows tney ojtclass that
tf-am very materiallj
Casey at the Bat.
A".?t'.n is reo' i-,. ,,v.. the arriiai
in camp there of Patrick Cas-. iv
red-topoed iirt a.-ker Raunv-i' n
s'ts ''"U "she hi.lo ,,me -lit ..t.
. iMit :!dt na.l t l" v iiit.l. T. t
mm to success thus far In his career.
but arrayed against a scientific slug
ger, like Langford for Instance it
might be a different story. In " th
Kaufman fight. In which he knocked
the Californlan out In the fifth round.
Faizer gave a etartling exhibition of
his recuperative powers by immediate
ly Jumping up after Kaufman had flat
tened him on his back and returning
the compliment with interest, putting
his opponent down for the count of
When he begins to realize that suc
cess in pugilism does not lie in agres
sive tactics solely and masters the
methods of defence (and this should
come with experience for he Is vet a
mere boy), Palzer will make a wonder
ful fighting machine and a formida
ble candidate for the heavyweight
c h mplonsh lp.
The action of refree Charley White
recently in stopping the Hogan-Cross
contest In the first round on account '!
continued fouling by one of the bovs,
and that of Jack Welch In permitting
Frank Klaus and Jack Dillon to fight
regardless of rules, has led to consid
erable newspaper discussion.
s'ome claim White acted with too
great haste, while others say he was
justified in what he did and deserving
of the greatest praise. Some few nut
Welch on the pan for allowing the
ngniers 10 oreax tne rules or the game,
but many contend that he did the rlht
i thing in standing for the rough work.
mere is ouiy one answer, and that
lies in the rules. When a fighter de
liberately commits a foul It is the ref
eree's duty to disqualify him. At times
a contestant fouls his opponent acci
dentally, and ia such cases, if no great
harm is done, the offender Is let off
with a. reprimand and cautioned not to
repeat under penalty of disqualifica
tion; but where the offence Is deliber
ate. or repeated, there Is no alternative
for the official arbiter than to stop
proceedings then and there and to dis
qualify the offender. There should not
be the slightest argument on that point.
A rule that Is not lived up to Is a
Joke and makes a farce of the entire
system. Modern boxing rules were
framed to eliminate the cbjectionabl
features of old style prize ring meth
ods, and a referee who hasn't courage
to enforce them, is not fit to serve in
that important capacity.
Ia New York state, fortunately, the
commissioners In charge are devotees
of the sport and consequentlv have
done everything in their power to help
keep it from falling into disrepute. It
Is. due not a little to the creditable
manner in which the commissioners
have performed their official functions
that the sport survived the attack re
cently made upon It by the profession
al "reform" element la the state legis
lature. flUlng of the gap at first base is a
relief to manager Red Downey, but ho
is more worried about conditions
around third base. The two men try
ing for the position are amateurs and
Austin is looking for a stronger man
for the Job. No one Is yet in sight.
Three of the Austin players have been
sold to Denlson. They are catchers
Red Await and Tate and first baseman
Clicklinger. They will be fast men in
that league. Manager Downey savs
that he Is tickled with his staff of
pitchers aad predicts much for them.
"Why, I can't hit them successfully at
all," he said, and he is regarded as
some batter in this foam t t-ki
time he has Lewis. Panish. Clark Ash
ton. Ayers and McCulIock and will add
one or two more before the season
opens if they are to be had as castoffs
from higher leagues.
The fact that Beaumont was able
during the last week to snatch a vic
tory front New Orleans, of the Southern
league, has given the fans of that citv
much encouragement and they, like
other turns, are nursing pennant
hopes. Eddie Wheeler, the new man
ager, seems to know his business and
is eertaUUy getting good results from
very unpromising material. Cowan, the
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THAT MAN TOBIN
sold lots In his Second Addition for
50 each on the opening day of sale.
These lots are now worth 100 each.
n bard to get at that price. On April
. Tobin's Foorth Addition will be
placed on the market.
This Addition has cement walks
cu P11 dri. shade trees and
shrubbery. The lots. Including all these
improvements, will be offered for $90
eSH. oa anT reasonable terms.
Tobin s Fourth Addition is located on
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" irn. it is ln a class bv itself.
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UCI is notning to compare with it
In the enure southwest. Having all
the advantages of the country with all
iii.fnVf.nl?nce of th cltr- including
electric lights, telephones, city water
sua gas: in fact, everything except the
This Addition will be sold out within
the next sixty days, and lots which
roil can purchase todav for $:0t each
will be cheap at double that amount
within six months. By making your
selections now, before the rush, vou
will secure the best values.
Phene to the Tobin Tm3t Company
when It will be convenient for vou to
examine this property, and we will
have oue of our representatives call and
show you the property. Or. come o;t
to our branch office on th ground anv
day from 7 a. m. to 7 p. nJT "
Don't delay. These lots won't last
them. at the PrlPeS We "
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