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iFriday, January 10, 1913
Will Win Pennant While Piloting the Highlanders
Chance Promises He
Former Champs Will Long Remember 1912
Johnny Coulon Claims Bantamweight Title, but Shrieking Rivals Are Ready to
, Dispute Claim.
By ED. CURLEY.
EW YORK. N. Y., Jan. 6. There
were quite a few upset in the
fighting game when you come
to slant over the situation, providing
i ou re in a retrospective mood. Sev
ers.! changes are notable in the classes
where there -were real champions.
We hasten to explain that we mean
the downfall of Abraham Attell, who
once proclaimed himself featherweight
hampion, and the somersault of
.Vdolph Wolgast, who tilted the light
weight crown on 1ms dome. In the
other divisions we say that a few of
i he self elerted titled holders will
foam at the mouth at this statement
but the bet goes as it lays. We will
.admit that there is a battler in each
ci.wsion that stands at the head of his
tlasF. but when it gets down to cham
pionship caliber DfMi' there ain't any
In the bantamweight division Johnny
Coulon claims, the headpiece, but there
arc at least 26 shrieking rivals- who
will produce Alfred Davids any mom
ent of the day or night to show that
they are entitled to the crown.
In the middleweight . and welter
weight classes the real leader, is still
to be discovered. In the heavyweight
division Johnson has been relegated to
the ash barrel and McCarty is recog
nized as the champion.
Johnny Kilbane, who succeeded to
tae throne occupied, by Attell for many
years, is not -what -you would call a
wnrld beater. He won the crown
fairlv from -Abe, but not -from the
.ttell of a few years ago. The few
Ehowings of Kilbane were far away
from the championship caliber.
Johnny Dundee beat him .without
iuosuon Johnny" was so amazed at
the battling of the champion that he
won't rest easy 'until he gets him in
a fight for the title. They are prac
!cally matched to meet next April, and
Jf Dundee doesn't come home with that
featherweight joweL there will be a
bunch of surprised fans in this little
In the lightweight division the ap
pfarance of Willie Ritchie on the
scene as the champ means that the
lass will be defended by a boy -who is
a marvelous boxer ' and also one with
a wallop. Willie will not don the
mitts until July 4th, in the meantime
he will gather in some soft shekels on
the stage. As that is the perogative
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ACCESSORIES AND FORD PARTS
of a championn one can raise any yell
that has any standing.
Among the middle weights Eddie Mc
Goorty stands out way above all of his
rivals. The only misfortune in that
class is that at present there is no
real dangerous rival for McGoorty,
and it puts him in the position of a
champion, as Battling Keefe would
Eddie Keevin, the Bawston -manager,
begs to differ with the boxing com
mission regarding the weight (.115
pounds) selected as the bantamweight
limit. Keevin Has Jimmy Walsh under
his wing and asserts that the latter
won the title from Frankie Neill by
default five years ago. Edward also
takes a few verbal wallops at Coulon.
As IIS pounds is recognized by all
other countries, Keevin wants to knuw
"if Walsh is not the legitimate bantam
champ, I would like to know who is?"
Referred to Johnny Coulon.
Johnny Kilbane says the new weight
revision is a joke, and he won't pay
attention to it. Just as you feel about
,it, Johnny. Suit yourself.
Sheriff Julius Harburger requests the
assembly and senate to consider the
precarious condition of boxing commis
sioners, Maj. John J. Dixon and Frank
S. O'Neill, and allow each of the three
members of the boxing commission
(cne tied his shoe arid then there were
two), $2000 per annum and also al
low them traveling expenses, and that
all salaries including that of the
earnest working secretary. Charles J.
Harvey, shall not exceed 512,000.
If Gov. Sulzer appoints the third com
missioner and each of the trio draw
down J2000 and the secretary $5000,
there would only be $1000 left. Now,
how can three commissioners and a
secretary travel longer than three
weeks on a paltry $1000? Not if they
want to uphold the glories of their po
sition. 3r 7?
Joe Rivers got the scare of his young
life the first night he hit his training
quarters at Woodlawn Inri. The little
gladiator strolled along the road in the
dark. He ran against a watchman at
Woodlawn and started asking ques
tions. "I beg pardon." chirped the battler,
"what is the name of this park?"
"Woodlawn cemetery," -was the reply.
"Cemetery," gasped Rivers. Two sec
onds jater he broKe all records to the
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We find that our
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can and do make you
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Cars. Sparking Batteries, and
SUKERMAN'S TEAM i
BOWLS HIGH SCORE
Ncary-I.ehman Duct Is Defeated in
."Ciitch nt Cnctun Alley Ford and
Wntson Roll Good Games. i
Toppling an average of over 200 per
game, the Sukerman-Bryan bowling
team easily defeated tre is eary-Lenman
duet Thursday night at the Cactus al-
leys by a margin of 268 pins. Suker-
man and Bryan have shown themselves
to be the best two-men team entered
In the tournaments, and it is doubtful
that a team could be organized to de
feat them. Sukerman rolled high game
and high total. Joe Bryan rolled a
steady game throughout the match.
Lehman and Neary bowled a con
sistent game, but were far from cham
pionship form. Five of the six points
were won by the Sukerman team. Su
kerman -was also credited with a strike
out. A special match was rolled earlier in
the evening between the Sukerman
McLean team and Ford and AVatson,
two bowlers selected from the court
house five. Ford rolled high game and
Sukerman high total. Strikeouts were
also running wild, with Sukerman
credited with two. and both Ford and
Watson getting the honors. The teams
were tied for the number of points
made. Bill Foster occupied the scorer's
stool and Grandover was judge of the
The following scores were made:
Sukerman 23G 215 354 215 205 1125
Bryan 226 196 214 189 1S9 1014
Totals.. 3S1 431 362 329 378 1871
Margin, 268; high game, Sukerman
254; high total, Sukerman 1125; strike
McLean . .
Watson . .
Totals.. 378 334 45S 345 362 1877
High game. Ford 257; high total, Su
kerman 972; strikeout. Sukerman (2),
Ford, Watson; scorekeeper. Foster,
Speed Is Feature of Basketball Games
In City League Y. M. C. A.
Winn From C. A, A. Team.
Speed, the main asset of the basket
ball player, was very much in evidence
in the first game between the Cactus
club and Rio Grande bank teams Thurs
day night at the Y. M. C. A. gymna
sium. The Cactus club won be the
score of 62 to 11. The Cactus quintet
started with a rush, and were the ag
gressers throughout the game, the
bankers' team showing a very decided
lack of practice and team work. The
clever basketwork of Taylor, Hoover
and Synder was without equal ,
In the second match the Y. M. C. A.
team easily won from the C. A. A. five
by the' score of. 65 to 21. A decided im
provement was shown ih the basket
work of the Y. M. G A. players, while
their teamwork and passing were fea
tures. After the first half the C. A. A.
took the defensive, and was unable to
prevent scoring of the "Y" team. Both
games were remarkably free from foul
ing and rough tactics.
Cactus club Hoover and Taylor, for
wards; Snyder, center; Ross and Flet
cher, guards. Bankers Buckloo and
Marshall, forwards; Henn, center; Mor
gan and Holzman. guards.
Y. M. C. A. Teague and D. Bowman,
forwards; C. Bowman, center; Doan
ana J. nomas, guarus. v. -. - .ai
kins and Grady, forwards; Moelich,
center; Boat and Jones, guards.
Y. M. C A. to Ilny Soldier.
The crack match of the season's
tournament will be played Saturday
night between the Y. M. C A. and 22d
infantry teams. Considerable rivalry
exists between these clubs as a result
of the Y. M. C. A. winning the former
game several weeks ago. The teams
have been In preparation for this final
match for several weeks and have been
going through some very stiff practice.
A preliminary game between the high
school and Rio Grande bank is expected
to be a hummer.
New York. N. Y.. Jan. 10. An entire
hotel at Hamilton. Bermuda, has been i
leased for the use of the New York )
American league club for the spring
training season. Business manager
Arthur Irwin, of the Highlanders, act
ing with manager Frank Chance's ap
proval, has closed by cable the option
he had secured on the hotel, which
stands within less than five minutes'
walk from the Hamilton cricket field,
where the team will practice. The club
will send several cooks from this city
and a training table will be established.
It is expected that the party will in
clude 50 men, players, trainers, club of
ficials, newspaper writers and others.
DISDEE X. 31. C A. HAS 14 MKS
IN BOXING TOUILVUIEST
Bisbee. Ariz., Jan. 10. The 1913 box
ing tournament of the Y. M. C A. has
been inaugurated. There 'are 14 men in
the tournament and a gold medal will
be awarded the winner. The Y M. C. A.
basketball team is putting in hard
practice for the annual southwestern
championship tournament, which is
held at El Paso.
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Leading Experts or
' Golfers in England are discussing
the push shot, and the papers have been
filled with arguments against one of
the very best shots in golf. J. H. Tay
lor, the former British open champion,
has some interesting remarks which
shculd prove useful to all golfers. Ke
says this in part:
"The ball should be placed nearly
opposite the right foot, and the weight
of the body carried well forward on
the left leg and must be kept there
throughout. The hands should be
held well forward, which will have the
effect of keeping the head of the club
well on to the ball; in fact, the hands
should be in front of the clubhead and
kept there until the stroke is nearly
completed. The arms should be carried
back firmly and stiffly, with the' left
well extended. The hands should not
be carried higher than the right shoul
der. It is in reality a push- from the
shoulders and not a hit, a distinction
with a subtle difference.
Hov. to Hit Kali.
"The ball should be struck just be
fore the club has reached the bottom
of the swing, care being taken to pre
vent the head plunging into the turf.
If this be done the tendency of the ball
will be to scar immediately and the
stroke spoiled. On the contrary, the
hands must be allowed to go forward,
still in front of the head, low, par
allel to the ground and away.
"It must be recognized that the push
shot played with any club cannot get
the ball as far as it can be done if
played in the ordinary way, and this
fact alone should give us the clue to
the riddle. If the ball cannot be got
as far there must be some propelling
factor absent from it. In order to get
the ball a long distance the wrists
must be applied smartly and flexibly
If this be so, it is reasonable to in
fer that if the wrists are applied
slowly and stiffly the flight of the
ball is somewhat deadened and fllas
sluggishly. The flight is checked by
the stiff application of the wrists.
Control From PnMi Shot.
"The push shot is used because the
flight of the ball is much better con
troled by the methods employed than
if the wrists are allowed to come into
the swing in the ordinary way. In the
ordinary stroke the weight of the
body is applied and travels through a
shade behind the club head, the pri
mary motive power of which i3 sup
plied by the forearms and wrists. It
is this rather late application of the
weight, coupled with the flexible ap
plication of the wrists and forearms,
which is carried through and upward
toward the left shoulder that gets the
ball up into the air. It is, therefor,
safe to assume that If the weight Is
carried through in front of the club
head, and the wrists and forearms are
held stiff and made to travel in a par
allel line to the surface of the ground
as far as they can go, and1 are not
allowed to travel upward and toward
the left shoulder the ball is prevented
from soarins until the end of its
CHANCE ASSERTS HE
WILL WIN PENNANT
Chicago, I1L, Jan. 10. Before leav
ing for New York, Frank Farre'l
owner of the New York American
baseball club, had another talk with
his new manager, Frank L. Chance, at
which details for the team's training
trip to Bermuda were discussed along
with other matters pertaining to the
Chance has unlimited confidence in
his ability to make the New York
Americans a winning aggregation.
"I will win the pennant for you be-
iore l get through in New York,"
Chance said to Farrell. "That may
sound like a bold statement to make
at this time, but I ask you to remem
ber my promise."
Chance has been given full authority
In the management of the team so that
if he should fall he will have nobody
to blame but himself.
Farrell declared he would do every
thing possible to aid Chance in making
the team a -winner.
NEW WRESTLIXG rules PUT
PREMIU3I OX EXDIHOXCE
Chicago. 111.. Jan. 10. Radical
changes are shown in the new rules
governing wresting ehampionships in
the national amateur athletic union.
Preliminary bouts hereafter will be ter
minated by a fall and may not go over
10 minutes. Final Tlouts will be lim
ited to 15 minutes. Under the old
rules preliminaries and finals were
allowed to go only six minutes. The
r-ew rules put a premium on endurance
and will necessitate changes in train
SCAR STANAGE. the stalwart
Detroit catcher, is to be the
judge of the Tiger pitchers' fit
ness to remain upon the mound during
the progress of a game. Manager Jen
nings has so decreed. Heretofore,
Hughey has relied upon his own judg
ment and the persuasive powers of his
hurlers. Were a pitcher being hit
hard, he would say:
"What's the matter ? Haven't
you got anything today?"
. "Oh, I'm all right. They just had
the luck that Inning. But I would
nave Kept them from scoring if
had caught the signal th. I was go
ing to pitch one on the outside and
coved over into right field."
As a result, Hughey would lot the
pitcher go back and possibly in the
following .inning the latter would bo
bit to all corners of the lot. Conse
quently, Jennings has decided to pass
up the arbiter's job and to hand It over
to Stanage. who catches practically
all tbe games that Detroit plays.
The sale of the Phillies appears re
mote unless William H Locke, wlio has
the option on the organization, can get
more financial backing outside of
-Sf -35- -St
Johnny McGraw will break in nine
oung pitchers to take Christy aiathew
son's place. That's about the proper
Pitcher Eddie Cicotte, of the Chicago
Americans, has returned his 1913 con
tract to president Comlskey unsigned.
He said he was not quite satisfied with
the salary, but expected an adjustment.
Packey McFarland's terms for a fight
have oeen turned down by Willie
Ritchie and there seems to be no
chance that the two lightwejghts will
come together. McFarland offered to
make 135 pounds four hours before the
fight, but Ritchie insists on 133 pounds.
Having secured Mordecai Brown for
the Cincinnati Reds, manager Joe
linker hopes to secure Johnny Kling
for backstop work.
Billy Evans, the umpire and writer,
says Earl Hamilton, of the Browns, is
one of the most "likely looking south
paws in the American league."
Jimmj Walsh, the English bantam
BROWNS LEAD IN
Members of St. Louis Americans Fanned
7bS Times During Season Athlet
ics Have Best Record.
Had Hugh Chalmers offered an auto
mobile to the American league player
OI 1312 wno sirucK. uui me imoi "c-
iiueniiy, ine man nu nuuiu ii.v w
the car would in all nrobability have
been a member of the "White Elephants. I
It is a certainty that neither the St.
Louis ciub, which finished next to tne
bottom, or the Washington team, which
finished next to the top. would have
claimed the winner, for these two com-
1.1..... 1..... nncc. AdoArl tVia ihlact mlcArfi
in the junior organization. The Browns
struck out 783 times in 157 games and
the senators did the Gus Hill act on 751
occasions in 154 contests.
The White Sox were the third easiest
team to fan. they whiffing on 645 oc
casions. The Tigers were retired on
strikes 604 times; the Highlanders
and the Red Sox, 585 times; the Naps,
571 times, and the White Elephants, 562
tim!- The club records of strikeouts
wm kent last season, but the Individ-
ii.ii rwnnis were not. thouch thev will
hi in the cominc camnaien. and then
t""?, 'V "n tti strikT
1 haS$sA "J?" Vl. ret,Tr?;0n. si"?e!L ,..-
fans will be able to learn wl
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iv npn aniiii tiin i - iiii ii-i mi iii.i
Ttr,..,, Vqnnlann Tainla
prime he seldom struck out more than I
10 times a season, and last year he j
wasn't whiffed very often. Harry Da
vis, who led the American league in
home runs for several seasons, was,
on the contrary, frequently striking
out. Russell Ford, of New York,
made Connie Mack's once
e jmcK s uuce iirsi jieu-
tenant hit nothing but the air four
times in one game. y . g? go we made the scheme go this way: The men at tne ringside were to sig-
frJauenm and whenhe "aSes miss i nal the correct result, but the fellows who were to do th wire sending were to -threTft
row more " tten once to" verse the result-tum it dead around. Back in London, we had tMs all understood
game, it generally will be found that j jhat jf yjC jj-g gajg Mace b"at King ws would know that King had won, ana
ge to taniM0 Jim'vauSfnMi ! vexsa-a neat way to trim, as you call it, anyone who might be cutting in.
the M Demon three M"mes In one Looked well, yes? Pretty neat trick, even nowadays, and doubly sure 50 years
XltC & 1 CC& bG h 1IU&AJUC& UA. U1I.UU0
registered in an American league ecii-
test last season was 15, Coombs, Brown
and Pennock, of the White Elephants, .
claiming this number of victims among
the Detroit strike breakers on May 18. i
In this contest the Michigan team was i
routed. 24 to 2.
un septemDer n. .Hamilton, oi at
Louis, fanned 14 of the Washingtons,
out ne was pooiy bupjiurmu auu iuoi iiia
game, 4 to 2. Thirteen strikeouts were
claimed by Scott, of Chicago, in a 15
inning game against SL Louis on '
April 20, and by Walter Johnson, of
Washington against Boston, on May
30. McConnell, of New York, set down
a dozen of the Browns on strikes on
Following is a table showing the
number of times the American league
teams were retired on strikes last sea-
Strike Av. Per
St. Louis 157
Chicago ' 158
New York..... .... 153
Philadelphia. . ..... 157
Mccarty is billed
1,0s Angeles, Cal.. Jan. 10. So numer
ous are the offers and so flattering are
the terms accompanying them to Billy
McCarney, manager of Luther McCarty.
that wise Billy sits back in a cool and
reticent manner and just waits. While
waiting on previous bids Billy received
a $2500 guarantee from Kansas City for
HcCarty to take on an exhibition bout
there with his sparring partners. To
this the shrewd McCarney made prompt
acknowledgment, with his acceptance,
with a proviso of a 40 percent privilege.
A like offer has been accepted at
Springfield, Mo., where McCarty made
his first ring encounter under manager.
McCarney over a year ago.
Greatest of all v comes a flattering
miarantee from Paris for the champion
to meet Tommy Burns there the first J
vnai' in .Tun thft nisrht before the !
Grand Prix is run. McCarney is ask
ing a $30,000 guarantee, with $2500 ex
"If Burns hopes to get a chance at
the title through McCarty," said Billy,
"he can listen to some of the terms he
imposed when champion."
Both fighter and manager are plan
ning to leave here soon for Kansas
CItv and Springfield. They will make
St. Xouls and Chicago en route to Xew
SAX AXTOXIO'S CLUB MANAGER.
WAXTS AUSTIN'S FRANCHISE
Austin, Tex., Jan. 10. Capt. George
Leidy, former manager of the San An
tonio baseball team, is here for the
purpose of organizing an association
to take over the Austin franchise. He
declares that he is willing to put up
one-half of the amount necessary for
tbe purchase of the franchise if the
local fans will subscribe to the bal
ance of the funds. Should he fail he
will make an effort to Interest other
cities In the state that may want pro
fessional league ball to make the same
who mussed up Pete Krust in the seml
windup to the McFarland-Murphy bat
tle at Kenosha, Dec. IS, has signed to
meet Young Bishop over the 18-jound
distance Jan. 16, before the Moos"e club
of Hammond, Ind.
Charles Pierson, of Denver, and Tom
my Howell, of Philadelphia, have been
matched for 15 rounds at St. Joseph,
Mo., on Jan. 17.
Al Palzer is now stopping In Chi
cago, on his way to New York, and de
clares that he is anxious to get an
other fight with Luther McCaity. Pal
zer complains at the referee who
stopped the fight, and says that he
might have had a chance to win the
bout, although a small one.
Joe Rivers, the coast lightweight.
is making a big hit with tie boxing !
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ItUlS ill XVW A uriv Willi Ills wc'
training. Rivers is training hard every
day with the New York boxers. The
betting is in favor of Cross. Rivers
is now down to 134 pounds.
. 2fc .35.
Kppa Rixey, the Philadelphia south
Paw, has applied to manager Dooln,
of the Quakers, for permission to re
port to the team next June when the
1913 season begins. Rixey is taking a
ciurse' of chemistry at the University
of Virginia and is anxious to finish the
course. It is not likely that Dcoin will
grant the request.
Mike Gibbons has announced that he
Is ready to meet McGoorty any time
that the latter is willing to make 15S
pounds ringside. Gibbons was criti
cised for stalling in his last bout with
McGoorty and be is anxious to show
the fans differently. Jimmy Coffroth,
the San Francisco promoter, is the
largest bidder for the fight.
Manager Hayden, of the Louisville
American association club, has signed
up Jack Powell, the veteran St. Louis
Brown pitcher and southpaw A. Sal
mon, the Princeton hurler. Salmon was
given a tryout by the Philadelphia
Athletics last season.
Clarence! (Wildcat Ferns, the Kan
sas City boxer, has turned down an
offer to rheet Harry Brewer in a re
turn boutat St. Louis. Brewer is will
ing, but JFerns declares that the has
rianv otMer engagements and i.nnnot
jcr pt Ffrrns 1- matched to meet How
ard Bjk r at Denver, Colo., on Jan. J 4
i . .
THE OBLIGING OPERATOR
Tales Told At the Ringside
By W. A. Phelon ;
MORE than 50 years have come ana gone since tne iwuai iiu uui wCe
fought between Sayers and Heenan, Mace and King and the other great
- ,-,,... ( u t ,,., ; nT Hmp but herfe and there in England are
men who still remember those glorious discussions, and who, in the mellawed light
of reflective age, are even able to laugh over happenings that made or broke their
fortunes. One good old Briton, not long since, was telling how a too-kindly telegra
pher ruined part of England's sporting world, and he told it, too, with a chuckle and
a kindly grin.
'When Jem Mace met Tom King," says this brave old gentleman, "taere was a
little crowd of us who figured on putting something over, as you Yankees say. If
I am not mistaken, you know, we were the first people in history who mapped out
a plan to beat the wires, and all the fake poolroom sharks, imitation wire tappers
and genuine wire thieves, too, are only copy-cats and feeble imitations. Righto!
They are all gone but mc, and now that it's more than 50 years gone by, I might
as well tell how we tried to bring off the big coup of the generation.
"In those days, telegraphy was rather new, you know, and the system, of
course, was far short of its present perfection. Wires were few, operators slow,
and messages not numerous. Just before the fight, a little crowd of us got to
eether and figured it all out. you'll understand. Two men two, in case one should
I "'"ac w,la iai -l
and messages not numerous
p-ether and figured
I la,I were t0 S1131 tbe resuu or XBe
tanre of the mill. Th the result was
i - - v - -
crowd in London. By thus rushing it over, we wouia gei out wne iu mnuuu
some little time before the newspaper men or anyone else could put it through
and we could go out, you know, and bet a fortune on something already settled.
Not so bad, eh? Pretty clever work, it seems to me!
Rnr ami Iipto was whore we. ultimately came the cropper, don't you know
' we .ilsn figured that weM trick anvone
- o -
i and thus try to string his money along
"Ann- nn tiu f.itefnl nirhr. as we waited in London, in came our wire, way ahead
of all others, 'King beat MaceA Knowing that this, in our code, meant Mace won,
we hurried out, put up our last sovereign on Mace, and vanished, laughing to wait
the official report and the harvest of the coin. And one haur later m came eta
news that King had knocked Jem senseless by a desperate drive to the face just
as Mace seamed sure to win! We had lost every shilling, and were blooming
"i !,-, ,v it ii.innpn? Whv.
winch lay the fighting ground was too obliging. Just as he was about to chek it
over, as per his written slip, 'Mace beat King,' in came a yokel who had just driven
from the ringside and this yokel told the operator how King had won. And the
operator, naturally concluding that a mistake had been made in the excitement of
the hour, set the message right, wired it 'King beat Mace,' and ruined the whole
"Ah, well it was 50 years agone, lad, so why repine? Bat what a lotof sure
thing money blew away just because that operator was so blooming kind.
Clarke May Again Play With Pirates
Pittsburg Fans Believe That Release of Donlin and Other Deals Will Bring
Manager Back Into Game as a Pinch Hitter, i
j -g-.lTTSBURG, PA.. Jan. 10. Unques-
IsJ' tionably there is something doing
I J- in the Pirate camp. The release
of Mike Donlin to the Philadelphia club
and the asking of waivers on Ham
Hyatt mean the removal of two .300
hitters, and as yet there has been saia
or done nothing that would indicate
why this should be. "With Mike and
Ham- gone by the boards, the only re
liable pinch hitter on the Pirate staff
is one. Frederick C- Clarke, manager
and retired (?) left fielder.
Does this, then, indicate that Clarke
honestly and truly means to return to
1 the game?
Clarke hasn't yet announced that he
will get back into harness. When he
announced a year ago that he was
through as a player he spoke as though
he meant just what he said. Recently
in New York, however, he refused to
place himself on record as intending to
stay out of the game this year, and
from remarks he allowed to drop it was
liOYAL GRATTAN REDUCES
MILE RECORD ON ICE
Toronto. Ontario, Jan. 1. Royal
Grsttan. owned by J. B. Gray and
driven by Nat Ray. won the first heat
of .the 2:30 pace at Dufferin park in
2:13 1-4, reducing the world's record
for a mile in a lace on ice on a two
lap track, by 1 1-2 seconds.
310RNINGSTAR RETAINS TITLE.
Pittsburg, Pa., Jan. 10. Ora C.
Morningstar, of Pittsburg, world's
champion at 18.1 balklme billiards, re
tained his title by defeating George
Sutton, of Chicago, 500 to 408. The
game went 32 innings.
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to be hurriedly telegraphed to others of ou:
who might get to our wire at either end
... -rr ., .t n ..,. iA 3i.
wim ouis. nwuu u oiiUm., up
the teleeraph operator in the little town by
gathered that lie has more than an idea
of working when the f913 season rolls
Pittsburgers. without exception hope
that the Corsair chief will forget about
his resolution to retire. He is still a
comparatively young man 10 cr there
abouts and his work during the 1911
season was as good as ever it was.
With him in the game, the other pla -ers
seem to. fight harder there is more
spirit displayed and the results are
Had Ird played regularly last sea
S041, the "world's series money would
haafirbertt split between the Pirates and
The fact that Clarke has decided he
can spare both Donlin and Hyatt would
indicate that he has something up his
sleeve. It is known that he is banking
strongly on the ability of Artie Hof
man to "come back" next season" but
even so. where is the slugger that is to
enact the role of Colonel Pinch? Has
Clarke some star in view, or does it
meaif that he is going to do stunts
himself? Fans believe he will play
again this season.
BROWN TO FIGHT RIVERS.
Los Angeles; CaL, Jan. 10. "Knock
out" Brown, thevew York lightwelglif,
and Joe Rivers, of Los Angeles, are
matched to fight 2 rounds at the Ver
non arena on the afternoon of Feb.
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