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THE INTERRUPTED LESSON
Tales Told At the Ringside
By W. A. Phelon '-
X THE days when Charlie Eig
doings through all the middle west, and almost every city stofl for box
lag, tbere cane a time, as there wilt vrhea they vrere nmnlnir Hhnr r n
md itleaHlBR material wheren-lth t entertain the clubmen. While ponderins
one moralHg aa te what athletes to plaee poH a corainp card, a large
xliadow darkened the deertTay. and they beheld a huBe negro. Jnui-tlly ar.
rayed Ir the -.- t lexleo. rrin peaked sombrero to silver buttoned panta.
."Mi,.B,B eB,B!e,''' lfkc IHe Pa-"ioB. -Pehmit me to Introduce raab
self. Ah'm Professoh Clarke, de Mexican bull-threw er."
i L."t"?iW HK TT"?? ,corHe . "hat yen are good at throw
ing the bull. But what has that got to do with us?"
Ah will exlaiB, replied the visitor. Mtf Jes' come up from Mexico,
where ah done showed Bp all eon matadors at deir owa game. Ah can take de
strongest bHll frow him. an' hold him down. Ah'm de afletlc wondeh ob dc
wohld. Hat, gemmea, ah'm also a hoxah. Teach boxing to' a side-snap.
Cleverest hoxah la de wohld. Got flttj new blows all inch own. an' nnlj
waat a chaaee to illstrate dem. Gib me a chaaee at yo' next show?"
Aad with shouts of applause aud laughter, they sigaed the Professor to
1mx a big c-otm named Klondike, who. jnat then, was really classy, having
once beaten hhC again draws with Jack Johnson. The Professor was wldcl)
')'.,er$Jf d "."d :nnra with load flourish of trumpets that he would give
Klondike a boxing lessen, and weald Illustrate every one of his fifty blows
upon thnt anfortunitc (tU 3.
A hHge hoase greeted the Professor nhm h. oil.ni,-j i, .i. t ,
there were bhriekn of Joy when he rushed from big corner, one hand hlch
i i jtiT --.""- - r mnen liKe a gHn. Ob he came, and
1N- JiJll1 cd.' d""WJ'cc,i l"'m tbc ""tll"B apparlatlon. Mah fust
blow." cried the Professor, -is what ah call de Matador's Sweep," and he
brought the right haad down from , high, lite a man chopping wood, tak
ing Klondike fa?;- on the nose. Lonl sinbn.
... " 'tc ''"V1 b!o"i" ":.d " Professor, "am de Imperial Thrust." Vnd
the left hand shot eat. eatchlns KIBibe OB tBe . Mo"e .pVteSiS.
swi-rf-vta 'i.;"iho.si2,U 1"ofP2"or ",H be de Half-Moon Smack."
rf7bfBfl 'n K "ti "" ear:,hc " KIofce on the forehead. Ter
riMe" it J!Tfc.rtf ?"". .l"fUBe tBe "' " be e Serpent's
Poor Kloadtke. rattled aad almost dased. drew baric ..,,,.1,. i,i ii.
pfiL"Brci W" tnS!emSSm rlf?l' t5ttu&&'t&
Professor Wm m the chin, aad topped him like a falling pine. With a
crash he struek the floor, aud the referee fcega. ran.Bg. It the seven, the
Professor, rising to one knee, looked aBgrily lata Kloadlks eyes. '
lnrajL tfJ?" "Pf8"'3'" Professor, "what does yo' mean by
Interrupt!' din Beh lesson J"
j A Little Sport;
EMIL KLAXK, formerly manager Fahey for outfielder Daley of Los An
for Frank Gotch, champion wrest- ' Seles. Mack has also announced the
ler, has another embryo champion ' 5?,le o P"chers GiPe and Barry of Santa
Klanir ..-., , -in . . ... : C1ara college on the coast to the Port-
Klank savs he will back his young i iand club and of pitcher Covaleikie to
heavyweight a?ainst any wrestler in j the Spokane club of the Northwestern
the countr: The new aspirant is S. league.
-Tianon nestina. weight 215 pounds, age
20, an Australian by birth.
Til back Plestina with J500 on the
side In a finish match and a little more
if they want it." said Klank, "to meet
any wrestler in America, and we will
go to their own town to meet them."
According to report Penn graduates
are up in arms over the poor showing i
maae oy :.-e uuaKers on the gridiron
this fall, and almost to- a man blame
me coacning methods now in vogue for I
the erratic showing of the olevon it ,
Is rumored that George Brook, at pres- i
cnt coach of the successful Swarth- '
more teem, has been approached in
regard to becommsr nead coach at the
University of Pennsylvania in 1J15. It
is si tbat the alumBihave-snaaMtje
jaroroc a saiary 01 i.vo a year.
William J. Clymer, president and Benny Chavea. the Mexican bantam
principal owner of the Wilites-Barre , weight champion, of the Rockv moun
haseball team of the New Tork State tains, forced" Kid Williams, of Denver,
league has signed a contract to man- i to throw up the sponge in the seventh
age the Buffalo team of the Interna- j round of a scheduled 20 round fight at
tionai league next year. He succeeds j Walsenburg, Cola Williams was
George Stalling;, who will manage the j .clearly outclassed, Chavez having the
Boston Nationals for the next five better of every round:
J ears. !
Willie Ritchie, the Pacific coast
Unless all signs fail, the business lightweight champion, who will meet
done at this year's minor league meet- Ad Wolgast in r 20 round bout at San
ing will break all records. Nearly ev- Francisco on Thanksgiving day Is
ery representative i8 id the market for i back in that city from his vacation in
ball pla ers. j the country and Is confident that1 he
' can defeat the champion. Ritchie now
Cy Se;i mour. the former big leaguer ; weighs 1S9 pounds but thinks that It
now with Joe McGinlty at Newark, ! will be easy for him 'to -weigh in at
has been sold to Hen Berry of Los An- 123 on the afternoon of the fight.
geles to be used as a pinch hitter. '
i Jack Hendricks, manager of the Den
Jimmy Burke, deposed as leader of ver Western league club, has received
the Indianapolis club of the. American I an offer from the St. Paul American
Association, has announced -that next j association club of a raise of salary
season he will give up scouting for and a three year contract to manage
Detroit and sign as an ordinary player : that team in 1913.
with the St Louis Browns. '
I Pitcher Allen, of the Memphis club,
Connie Mack is doing a land office ; and inflelder Cooney, of the Spokane
business. He has traded outfielder Northwestern league club, have been
Jiaggert. pitcher Crabb and infielder i purchased by the Sioux City club.
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304 TEXAS STRBET.
and Sam SummerflelU nromoted fistic
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A Little Gossip
Fred Hanter, of the Indianapolis
club, who played first for Pittsburg
part of Jast season has been sold to
Owner Holland of tile St. Joe club
has sold pitcher Mitchell to Los An
geles and bought pitcher "Watson of
It is announced that John McClos- 1
Key, xormer St. louis manager would
mnasr T.niiisviii no-rt 9ann
Luther McCarty, the Missouri "white
hope," who is slated to meet Jim Flj-nn
in a JO round bout at Lns Anlsc nn
the. night of December 1. has MrfvedJ JB uaJ8tutt'y HJW! MitaMtl,kieWMfc-R ay iluVajilttte
S&os An-eJesrtwin 1n5 WwfW-K ' "; ' - neSt BeSworJtwo t$?galm
training at once.
these hand adjustments
on one of the SELECTOR
Trips To the Tropics Do Ball
Flayers More Harm Than Good
- i.ioiuniin trips unaer
J-4 reasonable conditions," says
" RarnM rrvfiiK nwii&r nf fh
1 rf ---- v ...
. Pittsburs Pirates, "are not harmful, but I
there should be a limit to all such un-
' dertaklns. An athlete who is accli
mated to the temperate zone, has no
business going into the tropics and
playing ball in Cuba, any man who
is not accustomed to the surround-
i ings, is at any time .liable to become
afflicted with malaria fever or other
' dangerous forms of disease. It is eas
enough to become ill here, without
laking a chance in some hot countrv
j '"When a club picks up a young man
1 iroiu some minor league team.
; mm a substantial salary, carries him
1 along at an expense tfiat quickly
mounts into the thousands and pa
tiently develops him into a real bell
player, the owner of that club certain
y ought to have something to saj
about whether he shall run the risk
of ruining his htalth by a foolhardy
trip to the tropica. I do not ask things
that are unreasonable of the members
of the team. It is not only for the
good of the club that the line is drawn
on these Cuban affairs, but it is also
1 lor the welfare of the men themselves.
uuring tne season we have seen .jaseba" careers of many of those who
some examples of what these Cuban 1 have pluytd ball in the tropics since
trips will do for the ball players. Mike tl-at time. I have failed to seea single
Mitchell, the star outfielder of the Cin- ' ,1011 result and no member of the
cinnati club was a member of the out- I Pittshcrs team will ever accompany
fit that went barnstorming into Cuba i one of these excursions with ray con
a year ago. Do you think it did him snf
A. & M. "95TINS GAME
Championship of Xew lleiico Will lie
Settled When Aggies Meet Cadets at
Mesllin Park Thanksgiving Day.
State College, N. M., Nov. 18. By
winning from the University of New
Mexico ah Albuquerque Saturday by the
score of 27 to 0. the New Mexico A. &
M. college advanced one step - nearer
the coveted football championship of
Favored by a gale from the west in
their play, the Aggies were able to
diock tne iorwara passes wnicn were
attempted by the university players.
The heavier line of the farmers also
prevented gains in that direction by the
lighter team. Botn teams made oc
casional gains on junts. The Aggies
made their first score in the first five
minutes of play and kept up the scor
ing in every session until the last quar
ter, when the university team was
j freshened with subs.
xne ueieat isi me university leaves
only one more game for the champion
ship and this will be played at Mesilla
Park on Thanksgiving day between the
A. & M. and the New Mexico Military
institute. Neither the Aggies nor the
cadets have been defeated this season.
A. & it Smith sad Tattle, left end:
Quesenberry, left tackle; Mitchell, left
guard; Gardner, center; Thomas, right
guard; Powers and Isaacs, right tackle;
Ellis, on right end; Lane and Frenger,
quarterback; Webdell. left half; Bous
raan (captain), fallback; Lohman and
Tuttle, right half.
University Carlisle (captain), left
end; Hunter, left tackle; Lee, left guard:
Walter, center; Pease, right guard; Lit
treil, right tackle: Lackey and Armijo.
right end; Lapraik, quarterback; Cal
kins, left half; Allett. right half; Bal
comb and Prpbert, fullback.
HOPPE LEADS PLAYJ&KS
,;- .'IN BILLIARD TOURNAMENT.
Nwr'3tork N.' Y- Nov. 18. Willie
Heppe, the 1S.2 balkline billiard cham-
j pion, leads the other seven contestants
I for the title in the professional tour-
nament which will be concluded here
j this week.
j Twenty matches " in all have been
i played and eight more will be decided.
but in case of one tie or more for the
first four cash prizes, extra games
will be in order. Kach of the eight
experts have competed in five games
and Hoppe has won four, his only de
feat being by a margin of three points
in favor of Kodji Yamada. the Japanese
Slosson. Morningatar and Yamada
are Ued for second place, each having
won three games and lost two. Dem
arest, Sutton and Cline are tied with
two winning brackets each, and Tay
lor, of Milwaukee, is low man with a
DAIRY LUNCH CQ.
OPSnC CAT AND NIGHT
HJRAM HlCkER WAS MANGH
INCx SV HI5 FEET FROM A
TKEE TO SHOW HIS 3uWf?
B0A.fc.PSES WOW A BJWSLEPil
SODDENO AVOICtf WA5
HSfcP IH TWS DISTTAWCe
WHICH fceaouNDNG in
THE ETHeReAL AAVtS
Piped mkp this,
Grooo AjPpenre anp
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HOW A Re you FXED
TOR TH6 WmEfe-
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good? Not by any means. Mitchell's
batting was far from being up to his
Climate Gets Best of Players.
"Grover Cleveland " Alexander and
George Chalmers, the star pitchers of
1 the Philadelphia club,--In the National
I league, also played baseball in Cuba
last winter. As a result their work
showed a great falling- off. Not until
late in the race did thiey- begin to dis
play any signs of their old time form
and then their pitching was far from
being the sensational brand of the sea
son before There are numerous other
cases that could be recalled.
"One of the many instances of the
harm one of these trios may do. is
f that of Tom O'Brien. This young man
was a member 01 tne Pittsburg club
at the time of the consolidation with
Louisville. He had developed rapidly
and was one of the most promising
first basemen at that time. O'Brien, in
fact, was a clever all-around player
with a great baseball future ahead of
hini. H. went to Cuba, and while on
the ship was seized with what seemed
merely a severe case of sea-siekness.
It turneo out illness, from which he
never recovered. Kver since Tom
O'Brif. died I have objected to such
' trips anc I have carefully followed the
PKIXCBOX CAPTAIN HAS HIS
Princeton, N. J., Nov. 18. All mem
bers of Hhc Princeton football team
who participated in the game with
Yale came through the battle without
anv lniuries except cant, penuieton.
I whose left shoulder wae dislocated.
Capt. Pendleton in an interview de
fended "Tubfcy" Waller, the Princeton
fullback, who was disqualified for al
leged rough playing in "tackling Flynn,
the Yale fullback. He said:
"I was' right on tep of the play, for
Flynn had got around my end and I
was following. He was perfectly
stopped, but still moving, when valler
jumped on him, just as any other de
fensive player would have done. His
knee may have struck Flynn's head,
but that often aappeas in that kind
of a play. The disqualification of
Waller put in a bad light a player
who is just -as clean ae any of us."
TUCSON FOOTBALL TEAM
WINS GAME FROM BISBEE.
Warren, Ariz., Nov. 18. The Blsbee
football eleven was given a setback by
the Tucson, boys on the grounds at
Warren, the score being 21 to 19. Neith
er team showed the experience or
headwork that was expected of such a
good' looking bunch of football ma
terial. The Tucson beys were, best on 4
-Two events in particular' put ginger
into the game. Peterson, of Tucaen,
in the first quarter, when he made a
70 yard 'tub, and Champion, of Blsbee,
in a clever tackle at the left end.
Yale 6; Princeton $.
v Harvard 3; Dartmouth 6.
Navy 40; N. C A., M. 0.
; Wisconsin 14; Minnesota 0.
Pennsylvania State 34; Carlisle v
: Brown' itr LaFayette 7.
v Williams- 12; Amherst .' ' a
Army 15; TuSts S.
Harvard Freshmen IS;
Chicago 10; Illinois 6.
Australians 12; All-Calif ornians
S (Rugby). :
Utah University 43; Colorado
College 0. :
! University of Wyoming 26;
Chadrow Normal 8. ,
Kansas Aggies 14; Colorado
University 6. -
Washington 30; Oregon 14.
Michigan 20; Cornell 7.
Georgetown 18; Virginia 13.
Pennsylvania 1; Ohio 0. ;
; Missouri 33; Washington 0.
Antes 7; Iowa 21.
: Drake 0; Grinnell 13.
: Beloit 40: Knox 0.
Purdue 91: Rose Polytechnic 0.
Nebraska 14; Kansas 3.
; Colorado Mines 16; Denver 0.
Haskell 52; Kansas City Vet-
erinary 12. ,
.'. : : ' : :
ATHLETES MEET IN 'BV YORK.
New York, N. Y., Nov. IS. Leaders
of the Amateur Athletic union gath
ered -here for the annual meeting
which marks its 25th anniversary, de-f
clare that the general condition of
track and field athletics in this coun
try was never better.
GSHTLE MEN K seATSP
VJHAT ARE VOL) TWO QUARREL
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"BIG NINE" TITLE
Victory of the Badgers Over Gophers
Ends the Suspense Chicago and
Minnesota Play Saturday.
Chicago, 111., Nov. 17. The University
of Wisconsin's football team is cham
pion of the "big nine" this year. Sat
urday's game " was the crowning
achievement of an unbroken list of tri
umphs for the Cardinal colors this fall
and all middle-west football critics
unite in declaring that the Wisconsin
team has. deserved its honors by su
periority in every department of the
game. Wisconsin has opened its games
With a series of punts to develop its
opponents' style. Following this, the
Cardinal team has played straight foot
ball, hammering the opposing line be
tween center and guard and tackle so
fiercely that the team has been forced
to bring its backfield up close to the
line. This usually gave Wisconsin its
opportunity to execute forward passes
for long gains and touchdowns.
Tactics of this sort were bound to
win when executed by a team as strong
as the Wisconsins. The team nuntbered
many individual stars, such a Gillette,
Van Riper, Van Gent and others, but
its best asset is its perfect team work
and the training of the men in the ru
diments of the game. The men played
close to the ground and the runner can
low, the players were drilled in tackling
until they were certain to drop an op
posing runner, and fumbling was re
duced to a minimum. Conference rivals
of Wisconsin are first to admit the
strength of the champions.
Chicago and Minnesota play for sec
ond honors here next Saturday. On. pre
vious performances, Minnesota has
slightly the better prospect. The Min
nesota team is composed mostly of
green players, but the Chicagoans
seemed to have found it impossible to
get going this season.
BOXING MATCHES SCHEDULED
FOR GREATER NEW YORK.
New York, N. Y.. Nov. 18. The
principal boving matches sched-
uled for Greater New York in-
Nov. 20 Johnny Coulon vs
Charley Goldman, bantamweight,
Royale Athletic club.
Nov. 20 Paddy Sulfivan vs
Battling Hurley, welterweight,
Royale Athletic club.
J Nov. 20 Al McCoy vs ItaL Joe
Oans, welterweight, Royale Ath- '
p Nov. 20 Chas. Ledoux France) !
v Battling Reddy. bantam-
Nov. 20 Gunboat Smith vs
Marry Wuest, heavyweight, Ath-
Nov. 21 Jabez White vs Young
Ketchel, featherweight. Wash-
ington. A. C.
Nov. 23 Frankie Callahan vs
J. Willie Jones, featherweight, Gow-
anus Athletic club.
Nov- 23 Walter Mobr vs Job.-
nr McLean, featherweight. Gow
irwug .Arntetieeian- . --. .-
; Nov. u Joe Coster vs twg
'I' Driseoll, featherweight. Royale
Nov. 26 Young Ahearn vs Lar-
ry Desmond, welterweight. Gow-
anus A. C.
: Nov. 30 Hoc Bones vs Young
: Sam Langford, middleweight, Ir-
vlng A. C.
Dec 3 Mike Gibbons vs Bd-
die McGoorty, middleweight Gar-
den A. C.
Dec 17 Johnny Couloir' vs Kid
:- Williams, bantamweight. Garden v
ROSWELL BATTERY MEMBERS
ORGANIZE BASKETBALL TEAM.
Roswell. N. M.. Nov. 18. Basketball
avutc uf;inwu uicmvoio v 1 1 v j
A is beginning in earnest. Enough
players have presented themselves to
have two Battery A teams, and. they
will practice each Thursday night. The
first public game is scheduled for
The Roswell Tennis association has
received an invitation to become a
member of the Southwestern Tennis
association, which is composed of clubs
from Arizona. Texas, New Mexico and
Old Mexico, and in turn has its appli
cation to become a member of the
United States National Lawn Tennis
association. The officers of the Ros-
l well association are W. G. Hamilton.
president; M. S. Murray, vice president;
B. F. Harlow, secretary-treasurer.
1 PRESIDENT MADERO -VND CABINET
WITNESS TOE MEXICAN DERBY.
Mexico City. Mex., Nov. 18. Presi
dent Madero and members of his cabi
net saw the running of the Mexico
derby. Joaquin Amor's Machintla. with
Roberts' up. won the event, which was
a mile and a half. Extra Dry finished
second, and Madre Parla third. Time,
The money added by the govern
ment makes the stake one of the most
valuable on the continent.
THE EARLY 5WIMMER
CATCHES) THE CRAMP.
Te 5(JN WA5 UU5T C0MIN&
UP A5 POOR 0L6 KEU-y GrOT
HOME. HE. TRIED AND MIS5W
THE KEYHOLE TWICE
WHEN HIS BETTER HALF
0PN&D THE OOCfc. AND 5T0CW
STILL WITH SURPRISE.
SH&TO0K LONG SLArHT
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"if AN OLD sailor
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Bresnahan Is Nominated As
New Manager For Highlanders
National Avenues for Managerial Berths Are Alt Closed Cardinal Leadei
WobM Pull Kilties Out of the Rut
By DAMON RUWYOlf-
BW YORK, N. Y., Nov. 18. Roger
Bresnahan is the nominee for
the position of manager of the
New York Highlanders.
There he is. gents. Look him over.
Fast on his feet. Covers a world of
territory. Always in there working.
Hits well. Kind to his folks. Speaks
several different languages and can
make them ail understandable to the
umpires. And, if elected, will con
sider public office a public .trust, and
do his best for the taxpayers.
The name of Mr. Bresnahan has
been suggested' in connection with the
position menUoned long before this.
In reply thereto, Mr. Farrell. who car
ries in his vest pocket the vote which
will decide the nomination, said he
had not offered Mr. Bresnahan -She
place, and if this is true we fear our
candidate cannot be induced to run.
If it is offered, however, we will bet
Mr. Farrell one thin dime that he
can't get out of earshot, run as fast
he may, before he gets an acceptance.
National Avenucj All Closed.
With the announcement that Joe
Tinker has been sentenced to Cincin
nati and that Bill Dahlen gets an
other year in Brooklyn, the late Duke
of St. Louis finds all managerial ave
nues in the gurrulous old National
league closed against him. That
means that the late chief of the Hen
Fecks must either find employment as
a leader in the American league, or
go to wtrk in private harness in tne
National during 1913.
O course he might remain idle, but
that would irk the Duke beyond
measure. He simply has to keep in
sight of the umpires in the summer,
and so it would appear that .Roger P.
furnishes a fine mark for F. Far
rell. of this city, to shoot at.
There is only one vacancy left in
the American league, and that exists
in New York. It is ' quite some va
cancy, one way and another, but
Roger P. is growing rotund with the
years and he might fill it comfortably,
leaving a little room around the edges
for future expansion.
Lint of 1813 Managers.
The list of National league man
agers for 1913 is assumed to be as
follows: MeGraw, New York; Clarke.
Pittsburg; Dooin, Philadelphia; Stal
ling, Boston; Dahlen. Brooklyn; Evers,
Chicago; Tinker, Cincinnati; and Hug
sjins and Mrs. Britton at St. Louis. I
Tyrus Cobb Is In A Class
By Himself As A Batsman
Kecerd far Six CMMcative Seasons Proves Him to Be 6iea$Mfc Batter of
.Hwtoiy-WiBs.GlQae After Game Wit, tie Walhjp.
' : By SAM CRAJTE.
BW YORK, N. Y.. Nov. It-
There is little more that can
be said in praise of Ty Cobb
than has already been written, but his
batting average of .410 percent that
he made the past season, together with
his average of .420 percent he accom
plished last season, places him in a
class by himself as a batsman.
During the season of 1912 he again
came out ahead of those great batters
of the American league, Joe Jackson,
Tris Speaker and Napoleon Lajoie. To
perform that feat is high hrfnor
I en0ugh, but, to gether with that record
he has the- better one of having led
the league for 8ix consecutive seasons
and bids fair to do tbe same for an
other half :cscr. years to come, pro
vided the Detroit club can afford
to keep him that long, with the raises
in salary that he will demand, and by
all- right is entitled to get.
Cobb's record of .420 last season was
the greatest batting that any player
ever succeeded in accomplishing. Other
players have excelled those figures in
percentage, as follows :
Duffy, .48: Turner, .423. in 1894:
Burch, .423; Burkett, .423, in 1895, and
Lajoie, .422. in 1901, but all those big
averages were made before the present
foul strike rule was adopted, and
when batters like Burkett and Duffv
could "kill the good ones" with ridicu
lous ease by intentionally fouling off
the ball, and even under those favor
able conditions they did not follow up
their big averages for six years hand
A Consistent Batter.
Cobb came right back the past sea
son with the surprisingly good per
centage of" .410. No such consistency
or batting has ever been known, al
though Cap. Anson, Dan Brouthers
The Hat You'll Like Is Here
All Tie Novelty Siapes As Well as Tke CWervaiire Styles
the American league the managers
will be Jennings, Detroit; Mack Phila
delphia; Stahl, Boston, Birmingham,
Cleveland: Stovall, St Louis; Callahan,
Chicago; Griffith, Washington.
There is a slight prospect of a Na
tional league change at Philadelphia,
but then there is always a prospect of
a change there with Fogel running tne
club. The chances are. however, that
Farrell's selection will complete the
list of leaders in the two big leagues.
Bresnahan would be" a great card for
the Yanks. The talk that he couldn't
be lifted from the National league is
idle. It is doubtful if many managers
would want a man on their club who
would immediately be suggested as
their successor the moment the team
faltered a little.
As a player Bresnahan would be of
great value to any club in either
league, because he is still a great
catcher, but no manager who valued
his peace of mind would -want him
around in time of stress. This is noth.
ing to tne discredit of Roger, either It
is simply a condition that would nat
Fielder Jones Also Eligible.
We have another candidate, but we
are holding his name back in case o
an emergency. He doesn't want to run,
but will do so if the pee-pnl insist. We
also have in mind the revival of a
good, old custom, which flourished in
the land some years ago, of suggesting
the name of Fielder Jones whenever
there happens to be a big league va
cancy, but which eustom has died out
in recent years.
Mr. Jones is just at present biding1
his light under the bushel of a minor
league presidency, and while it seems
rather a pity to disturb the peace and
make him go to the trouble of a de
nial, it may have to be done.
The old customs should never be
permitted to pass away. Don't you re
member the fall time amusement of
having the one-time leader of -(he
White Sox deny that he was about to
accept -the managership of eome chrb'
Jf course, you do.
in late years Fielder has oeen left
to his Oregon solitude and tbe presi
dency of the Northwestern league, but
we want to show him that he is not
entirely forgotten. It is said they are
trying to house Jones out of bis presi
dent job for reasons best known to an
infuriated constituency, but Fielder is
still there Tomlynchlng.
and also Hans Wagner have had b.j
consecutive batting periods.
When one stops to think what a .410
batting average means then it can n -appreciated.
That record tells th it
Cobb, in a little over every other time
at bat made a base hit, and what does
that mean to the club and team having
such a wonder on its lineup?
Unfortunately the Tigers' pitching
staff went all to pieces the past sea
son, and Cobb's bludgeon, as nifty as
it was, could not pull his team out of
Bat see wht a valuable player Cobb
would be to the Giants, a team that is
always for year after year, fighting for
the leading position. Cobb's bat and
hitting would be invaluable, and -would
virtually assure the Giants the pennant
season after season.
Giant Have Lacked Real Star.
The Giants 'have never been for
tunate enough to secure a crackerjack
outfielder of the Cobb, Speaker or
Jackson slugging propensity. MeGraw
could never get his hooks on a player
like any of tht big trio, who can and
do win game after game with, the
,No players have come to MeGraw
ready made. He has been obliged to
develop his own team and players, and
as a usual thing has been handi
capped t-y a mediocre hitting outfield.
A Cob1 in the Giants' outer garden
and ar bat wculd have won the world's
series both this season and last.
There is nothing in baseball better
than the punch, and with a cleanup
slugger like Cobb, who can be de
pended on almost every other time at
bat, the Giants would haa. been too
strong, to tl! th- truth.
It is ptssiblv a good thing for the
game that the Ccbbs, Speakers and
Jackson are scattered around -where
their slugging can be scatteringiy util
ised, still I wouldn't mind if the Giants
had Tyr.is just the same.
I want to see them beat out Murphy
again, and the Giants' outfield needs
straightening. One can't ?et away
' from that.
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