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FLYNN FIGHT AT VEGAS
Santa Fc, X. M- May 1. Jim FIj-hh, -who will fight Jack Johnson at Las
A Was en JbIj- 4, b, U having his training quartern fitted Hp nt the La
A ram bet springs. Charles OVMalley, the local promoter ef the fight, has
placed the order fer the equipment, and same Mill he ready to open Xay 18.
rijnn's quartern will he located in the hense east of the Mentezuraa hotel,
facing- the park. Klynn is Hon at Hot Sprinic, Ark with Jack Cnrley, bHt
ia expected to arrive at his La VeKh training quarters not later than
O'Halley In probably new the busiest man in the Meadow City and his
correspondence Ik Immense. Request for seats arc wmlDR in from ail ever
the country, and every tewn in thin mate will he represented by hljj delega
tions, THCHmcarl heading about 2Q fans. One little town In Ohio will send
:) fanv to the bljc inHi.
Plot for the Mf; arena, which vrili seat abeat SI,50e and whleh can be
Increased tejj capacity ef S5.tM), will be seBt all ever the country that the
l.oilnp fans can take their pick from the seats which hate been dealt out to
The Ball That Stuck
Little Stories About Baseball
W. A. Phelon
Mr. 0. U. Ptian
Copyrlzfet. 1M1. by ta Sen Tor Eieuini Journal gablltfilrt: Coinpa7.
TU5T 'PHONrTD THAT YV LLIfc
LEFT SCHOOL ATNOON,SCK-
wnfcfct v- iju
OMK yean, age," says Gcerge McQuillan, the We pitcher, "When I was
ia the Eastern leKe. I was Riven discredit marks for the grandest
bonehead ef the season. People all areHnd the circuit lauprhcd at me
wheH they read the atory; ray own. bbbk called me everything he eeuld
think of, Including a lot ef names that I was never able te find In any dic
tionary, and 1 was popularly regarded a t a matchless chunk of concrete for
finite awhile. And jet I was strictly Innocent the goat ef circumstances, and
the victim ef sheer misfortune.
'Here Is a clipping from a paper of the time: 'With ene down in the
ninth and the bases full. O'Hajian hit an eay bounder te XcQalllaa. wbo had
a doable play in his grasp by simply th rawing heme. Instead ef making the
pluy. Big Mac pawed the air with the hall, waved It frantically for several
seconds, and finally held it without even making; a threw to any base,
while both the tying: and then the winning run came galloping home unhin
dered. It was the richest bone-head seen in any leagHe this season.'
"Ud these were the real facts, shewing how clrCHmstaatlal evidence will
rule any fellow" reputation: In the ninth, with the bases full and ene down
as has been stated an easy bounder was hit right at .me. I jfrabbed It Hp,
and writh all the time la the world to mnke the threw heme. 1 steadied my
self to make the pes a clean ene. I aimed, and fired and didn't even start
upon its way!
"atarallj-, I was vastly astounded and somewhat bewildered. I had only
a fraction ef an instant te make the play, for the heme-hoHBd runner was jHst
tearing up the ground. Again I sighte d fer the home plate, and again 1 let
fly as I imagined. Onee mere the devilish ball refused te start; enec more
it stHck firmly te my hand and the he mebeand raaaer slid ever the plate in a
cloud of cinders. I let ge a horrible yell se they told me afterward and
began wrestling with ray right hand. The ball still staid in the hollow of
ray fingers, and the runner whe had just reached third started fer the plate.
I maje a desperate effort to release the ball. Nothing delHg. It wouldn't
budge, and the runner, probably thinking my arm was paralyzed, kept right
en toward home. At this crisis, I gave Hp trying to free the hall and started
for heme, hoping te heat the runner te it, hut he had teo long a lead, and
slid in 16 feet ahead ef me, winning the game. Amid wild cries of 'Ilenehcad,
boneheadl' I sneaked Inte the clHhhOHse, the ball still abiding with me, and.
In a secluded corner, made a hurried examination. I was firmly convinced
that nothing less than muscular contraction or paralysis had seized me, but
not so, net se.
"That Infernal ball had picked np a big wad ef gum, dropped by seme
blasted ldiotron its trip across the dia mend, and the side with gum en it
was slapped viciously into my hand when I grasped the ball. The gum was
some specially tnaeleus stuff, and it held the ball against my hand as If
nailed en. In the excitement, I never felt the gum. and never figured out
what had sneered me till I got lnte the clHb house and had time fer inspec
tion." ENGLISH SYNDIC A TE IS
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CARL MORRIS TO BOX
IN CIUDAD JUAREZ
Oklahoma Heavyweight Is Practically Matched For a
Battle Here on May 12 or 19 Harry Gil
more, Jr., Is to Have Charge.
HARRY GILMORB. Jit, 1 due to a rive In KI Pass the latter part of the
week when he will take active charge ef the Juarez fight club which
Is new in the process ef format Ion, hacked by an Kl Fasean who at
present wishes te withheld his name from print.
The first fight te take plaee In the Juarez ball ring will be either on
May is er 19. and ene of the principals will be Carl Morris, his eppenent be
ing yet te he selected.
MORRIS IS COMING HBRK.
A letter was received from Morris today in which the Oklahoma giant
declares that he will visit KI Paso immediately alter his flgbt with Kid Mo
Carty at Springfield, Me, en May 3. lie will ge into training; here and af
ter the arrival of Gilmere his eppenent .for the match will be named.
It is the Intention ef the EI Pasean behind the project te make Juarez
the biggest finish fight ceHter In the world, as eld through these columns
a week age. and he premises that ea July -f he will have a card which will
rival the Jehnsen-Flynn battle.
DO BETTER IX LONGER FIGHT.
He knews Merrls personally and Js very sanguine ever the possibilities
of this fighter whe was repudiated In the east because he did net shew well
In the le-reund fights in which he staeked Inte there. Thbs persea believes
that ever the longer distance the Sapulpa giant may develep into a cham
pion. As te this, ef eenrse ail ef the fans will be from Missouri.
Anyway, Gllraore is cemlng and with the arrival ef the brisht young
Chlcagean whe Is. now en the coast, managing Jack White. whe meets
Frankle Cenler oh 3Cay 11, things will be brought te a head.
(BY TOM S. ANDREWS)
REPORTS have It that an English syndicate has offered Jack Johnson
9Se,e for W end tonight Sam Laagferd 2 round In England. This
sennds strange after the way the Johnson-Wells affair tHrned out and
It seems that the Britishers are taking big ehances on being able to pull off
the propesed match. There would be ti cubic for Jebnsen going ever as the
theatrical people In Leaden have sec tired a judgment against him for a
considerable ameent for nllegcd breach of contract, and It is a good bet that
Jack will not be willing te hand over the cola te the theatrical managers.
Wells has expressed a willlagness to meet the negro champion, but he
may balk unless the syndicate guarantees him ahead of time. It weald
in can at least 949,098 for the men, as TV ells will demand at least $10,860 for
his end. Then again, there Is another contest for Wells that will bring hhn
as much money and ene that would net be se apt te 'cost him his reputation
This ene is with George Carpentler, the French middleweight champion,
who has expressed a desire to inert W ells, and already a big parse has been
offered for nuch a match. As a drawing card the Carpentler-Well match 1
ooks like as good as the Iaagford-J hnsen bent, and if it should take plaee
irt Paris It would draw 950,000, fer th e Frenchmen are sure daffy over Car
pentler, and hundreds of Britishers ws aid cross the channel te witness It.
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DISMISSES REQUEST OF CLUB
TO INVALIDATE A CONTRACT
Cincinnati. O., May 1. The national
baseball commission yesterday dig.
missed the request of the ChiUicothe
club to reverse a ruling- of the national
board validating the contract of the
San Antonio club with plaver McGrain
er. who was regularly reserved for thi.
season by Chilllcothe. 8
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Nothing Is Sure In Baseball Save
That Nothing Is Sure-An Instance
By Lewis Arms
Portland, Last Season's Coast Pennant Winners, Now Trailing In Dust Some
thing About the Head and the Pitcher.
that ever have been published on the
great national game.
Some baseball followers' declare
that the pitcher who has the staff is
groin? to be a success anyway and that
"brains" do not count for so much in a
pitcher as some writers would bare us
This is erroneous. The case might
be demonstrated in the El Paso City
league. It happens that the majority
of the batters in this tight little or
ganization "spike" or pull away their
left Toot when they swing.
Now every pitcher should know that
a batter of this type, if he is any sort
of a hitter, can "kill" a curved ball or
a straight ball which is close in. Pal
pably the ball to toss such a batsman
is either a curve on the outside or a
straight ball on the outside. . The
batsman, of such type, swinging at a
ball on the outside can't hit it far' or
hard because he is not in the proper po
sition to meet it. He is virtually go
ing away from the ball when he swings
whereas on a ball dose in he gets tiie
full play of his stick.
Conversely with the batter who hugs
the plate' the ball -em the outside is the
one he will "kill." There fore the wise
pitcher hands this type of batter noth
ing but high straight ones on the inside
or curves which break in close over the
'inside corner of the pan. The obvious
idea is to get trie batter to nit tne oaii.
on the clu,b handle instead of out to
ward the three-quarters mark where
leverage is Jehind the swing.
But how often of a Sunday will you
notice a pitcher handing a batsman who
"spikes" a straight one on the inside or
a curve ball at the same place. The
result is a hit. Fisher will testify to
this in the case of Thompson.
The wise pitcher of today la the
pitcher who knows what the corners
are on the plate for and works them
all the time.
They used to speak ol Rube Waddeil
as the pitcher with the "million dol
lar arm and the 10 cent head piece.''
But he certainly had the arm.
tz i !
V V '
Detroit .... .........
St. Louis .-...
New "York .... 2
5 .5 i
S .;, J-
New York at Philadelphia.
Boston at "Washington.
Cleveland at Chicago.
St. Louis at Detroit.
Detroit, 4; Cnlcago. 3.
Boston. S; Philadelphia, L
Cleveland, 8; St. Louis, J.
Cincinnati . .
New i York . .
St. Louis ...
Brooklyn at Boston.
Cincinnati at St Louis.
Chicago at Pittsburg.
THE Pacific Coast league is con
tributing Its quota to the old
saying that nothing is sure in
baseball. Last season the Portland club,
under Walter McCredie. won the pen- j
riant in snappy style beating out Ver-.j
non on the bit. j
Behold Portland today, with the
same manager, a humiliated last in the !
coast league race, trailing many, many
games behind the rest of the proces
sion. - -
So goes it. Harry Wolverton was
taken away from Oakland by the New
York Americans. Now Oakland fin
ished a rather poor third in a race
among six teams in the Pacific Coast
plav last season, eetting rid of Wol
Terton to the New York Yankees, the
Oakland club, quite promptly this sea
son steps into first place and leads
the league by a lop-sided percentage
while the erstwhile champ Portland
ers are having their colors drawn
through the dust.
Nothing is sure In baseball. That's
the joy of it.
The . Pacific Coast league has sent
more than a score of men to the ma
jors in the past two years and a good
many of them are sticking.
The tight little Texas league is hav
ing a see-saw race all of its own. If
Fort Worth could get hitting on all
cylinders and close the gap between
it and the seventh club a prettier race
could not be wished.
p reams of statistics
showing that all champions do "go
back" and they may talk until they are
blue in the face about fhe improved
ability of James Flynn but the boxing
fan who is hep, knows that the John-son-Flynn
fight is a predestined frost.
The other day a notice was posted
that Flynn is weighing 217. Just
another pleasant little fairy tale.
It calls to mind the time Ketchel met
Johnson. It was almost criminal to
send the thorough-bred Ketchel who
weighed about 156 pounds against the
bulking Johnson of SIS.
' Willis Britt and the promoters be
hind this match knew that they had
to do something to make it look good.
What they did is history. They pro
claimed to the boxing world that
Ketchel weighed ISO pounds while
Johnson bad trained down to 19S. that
making the disparity in weights but
It was a lie out of the whole cloth.
Kven after months of idleness and dis
sipation Ketchel never weighed 17
pounds. It is true that he lost and
took on weight quickly but that, while
training, he could have weighed 180
pounds was something that his friends
knew was absolutely impossible.
It is the same game -with Flyrm.
They are going to try to make the
pee-pul believe that Flynn weighs con
siderably more than he does while long
before the battle shall have started.
Johnson's weight will be about cut In
two or something like that.
Theatrical press agents "get by"
with a whole of wooxy stuff but they
will not be a marker to the good's
which the press agents for the coming
Johnson-Flynn burlesque will slip ov
er. In the match between McFarland
and Wells, each ihan weighed 135
pounds at 3 o'clock in the afternoon.
They had scales at ringside and each
man was' requested to "weigh in"
there also. Each weighed 138 pounds.
This was at 9 o'clock showing that each
man put on three pounds in six hours
The correction in the official stand
ing of the American league today gives
Jimmy Callahan's Chicago White Sox
a little higher standing. There is
nothing, to It. James is certainly able
to get a' lot- out of any club that he ee
says to manage.
While a pilot in the City feagne of
Chicago Callahan with his famous Lo
gan Squares won pennant :ater pen
During his stay at Hot Springs, Jim
Flynn is beinr, waited on by two col
ored waiters, friends of Johnson, and
fear is expressed press agent's fear-
that these m'ght do something to hurt
Might as well talk of doping a buggy
horse to keep Colin from winning.
Christy Matthewson's friends pre
sented him wi'h an automobile on the
first day that the Giant played at the
Polo grounds. There never was a
more popular ball player than this gen
tleman and athlete. Matbewson's writ
ings about baseball this past winter
have been some of the most interest
ing and illuminating bits of literature
PAL MOORE IS EASY
FOR CHICAGO PUG
San Francisco, CaX, May L Pat
Moore, of Philadelphia, proved a mere
plaything in the bands of Jack Brliton,
of Chicago, in their lightweight bat
tle here last night and the latter scored
ai. rygy decision after 'i rounds of
fighting. Brltton fougbt syatem-itical-y
throughout and had the av-i.iiug-? ia
every round but one. The surprising
feature was Moore's ability to last SO
rour-ls in the face of ter.-ble iiunish
Cincinnati, 7; Chicago, i.
PACIPIC COAST LEAGUE.
S.ub- W- . Pet
Oakland -.. it 73
Vernon 14 ii ...,,
San Francisco IS 12 i
los Angeles 11 13
Sacramento n 14
Portland " S is
Club. Worn. Lost
"CO .... ......... ..11
Austin .... I. .11
Beaumont .... v....... 9
San Antonio . .. 9
Houston .... .... .. 9
Dallas I!.. 9
Fort Worth C
INTBHISSTING BASKBALL GAJHK
' I'LAYKD BBTWRKX BBLISN IIOVS,
Belen, N. M May 1. The Belen Ju
nior baseball team met the native team '
of the same age on the local diamond.
The game was an interesting one
throughout, and resulted in a victory
for the latter team by the score of 17
to IS. During the early Innings the
'tutors got far behind, the natives
scoring almost at will. Gradually the
Juniors caught up until at the end of
the eight Inning, when the game was
called, the score stood as above. These
teams have played two games this sea
son, and each has one scalp hanging
from Its belt
At Boston R.H.K.
f080"------ 6 11 1
Philadelphia..... 1 3 x
Batteries: Boston, HaM. Bennett and
Carrigan; Philadelphia, Krause, Dan
forth and Thomas.
AT MDAMI IX WHICH
BIG BBTS WERB LAID."
Miami. Arizona, May 1. -The races
held in Maiml brought about 1500 visi
tors from the surrounding towns.
The principle event was the race be
tween, "Ribs" Henderson's Tony, and
2arasosa, belonging to Urb House. The
course was 5-8 of a mile and jthe own
ers of both horses wagered large sums
on their horses. The fans were also
there with the silver. Tony was ridden
by Ralph Graham and at the finish was
a length ahead of Harry Montana, who
At Washington New York-Washington
game postponed on account at
At Detroit R H K
Detroit 4 S 4
Chicago. ""3 A a
Batteries: Detroit, WHlett and Stan-
'i:,hlc"so' Mortsd. Lange, Waisi
(10 innings.) ,
At St Louis 4 w c-
St Louts. 211
Cleveland.':....:! s 11
nirvn' tKTJB- ."Town, c
Z , JS-rrS "cbjw: wovaiand.
uq vr neui ana asatstorly.
Mt. JJL'T Tork Ww York-Boston
Ksune postponed on account of rain.
lyn game postponed on account of rain.
5 1 ! 3
Batteries: Chicago." LaVender.Bruua
THE CUB REPORTER
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