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Preachers Protest, But Missourians Welcome McCarty Home With A Band
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Lmerican League Strengthens Pitchers
BFrcin Champions Down to Tailenders
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ITROIT. Mich.. Jn. 17. Expct
t at ions being realized, the
American league will have
real pitching in the season of
Judging t paht performances there
j.rt a number ct pitching staffs that
w a rank hi?h among the accepted
The winning Red Sox are so well
rtified that manager Stabl is wili
ng to dispose of Larry Pape. And
I ipe is considered by several man
z -s as being good major league ma-
The Washington Nationals will have
3 r son. Cushion, Groom and H-Ugnes,
- w th Kngle as a strong possibility.
rl"tj.r performed quite creditably dur-
nis nri 'eason '
if r an 1 Clark Griffith expects
It to deyeli p into a first class nurier.
nme Mack has tightened on
- mbs and Bender, and 11 ne can ges.
cse two stars of 1910-11 working to
t e roint that each is capable he win
a l a staff well worth while. Coombs
a- 1 Bender have made promises to
Ma h. and the indications are that
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joe Birmingham, in uieveiana,
tie firm opinion that in Gregg,
F-anding. Kahler. Mitchell and J-ui-
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r to come from New Orleans to the
N-ps he has the greatest staff ever
gathered together. Greg Is an e-
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Champion Luther McCarty Lacks the Punch
Billy Nolan Declares if a Fighter Does Wot Own "the Punch to Start With"
He Cannot Develop One.
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LOUIS. Moi Jan. 17.-BIlly No- 1
Slan, manager of Bat Nelson In
the days of the Durable Danes
nit totaes to the front with an lllji
naung comment on the merit or ins
s world's champion, Luther McCarty,
. ose real fighting merit seems to ex
. r widely varying comments.
Nfolan says, in effect
McCarty. In his fight with Palzer.
s- 5ws he owns that most useful of
aix boxing assets a good left hand.
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f twrrk He is a trickster In ihe
' "g 1 e nlans his attack and then does
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In ui nearance he shapes up wsii.
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Every Team Is Fortified With Strong
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Kahler are dependable pitchers. Cul
lop, on his recent performances with
the New Orleans club In Cuba, is a
wonder and may be another Gregg.
If he turns out as Birmingham expects
him to, Cleveland will have little to
worry over in pitching strength.
Col. Bob Hedges, owner of tho
Browns, and George Stovts.ll, manager,
are unanimous In the assertion that
the St. Louis Americans will have the
"ht itfhintr staff In the American
league in 1913."
With Frank Chance as manager, the
Highlanders- will be feared. Chance
earned a reputation when leader of
, PnhE as driver of Ditchers and a
man who was capable of getting
everything out of a twirler. Chance
will have Russell Ford, Jack Warhop,
George McConnell, Ray Fisher id
some others to depend upon.
The Chicago White Sox are certain
to furnish excitement with Such pitch
ers as Walsh, Cicotte, Scott, Bens and
White. Frank Miller, the Sensation
of the Pacific Coast league in 1912, will
be with Comiskey's men next season.
In Detroit Hugh Jennings task of
picking pitchers should be less pre
carious than It has been In recent sea
sons. George Mullin has promised to
keep himself in condition and "pitch
the best" he knows how. If George
hold-! true and his friends have every
nfidee that he will, the Tigers
will be visibly stronger. Then there
1r Jean Dubuc, the pitching sensation
of 1912; Edgar Willett, Dauss. Kla
witter and a dozen others to pick from.
f boulders .which may account for his
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ficient A punch Is a natural asscL
Ton may improve every department tf
your boxing, but if you don't own -he
punch to, start with -you can't deveolp
one. Instructors may teach a fighter
how to hit more accurately or straignt
er: they cannot impart the power.
"Lack of the punch is the one weak
spot in Mccarty's makeup. In IS
rounds he could not knock r-alzer down
once That this is not difficult to do
Is shown when Kaufman and Wells
both put the big Iowan down. '
"McCarty is gaire dismiss any ques
tion of that He took some hard punch
es in the early part of his bout wiJi
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It's about the best all around tribute
that has been paid Luther by any one
critic on the ground except Billy Mc
Carnev. And 'William manages Luther,
like Silent Charley Murphy runs the
Cubs. , , . . .
Perhaps the most astonishing state
ment of Nolan to the casual reader Is
the one to the effect that Luther has
not the punch. His record shows a
goodlv string of knockouts more. In
fact, than mere decisions. But Carl
Morris is the only man of any merit
: wnaiever ne aeiii. ui. "',"- :----men
like Jeff Clarke, a middleweihgt.
Harry Wuest, a fourth raier; jess vm
lard, Jim Stewart and others have eas
ily stuck It out and got draws or bet
ter with the new champion.
McCarty without the punch will not
do as a world's champion not with
Sam Langford in the way. Sam is so
clever and fast that McCarty would
not "be able to land on him more than
once every 10 rounds. And if he is
unable to crush his man with a single
punch he has no earthly chance to stop
All things considered, the fact that
Luther Is a good color line artist
should tend to greatly prolong his
PERCENTAGE SYSTEM '
FOR BASE RUNNERS
Under Proposed Plan of Scoring- Pilfers
Milan, Who "Was Flagged 31
Times, Was a .TSO Performer.
Base runners, in the not far distant
future, may be ranked on a percentage
basis, just as the work of the bats
men, fielders and Ditchers is now tab-
I ulated. It has been suggested that a
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a man is caught trying to steal, and
the total of unsuccessful attempts be
added to his stolen bases and then
divided into them. The result would.
It Is thought, give a correct line on a
man's base-running ability.
Clyde Milan of the Nationals was
boss of the American league's Raffles
brigade last year, purloining 8S bases.
The speedy Washington star, who was
well up In the running for the Chal
mers trophy, had an average of .571
steals per game, according to the pr--
posea new way oi rec&umng, out ihil
record hardly does him justice.
J. Clyde actually was a base runnsr
of the .739 class, since he -was stopped
by the backstops on only 31 occasions,
when he started to steal. The Cleve
land, catchers, strange to say. flaggea
Milan the greatest number of tims,
nailing him in seven attempts to pilfer.
A reasonable explanation for their suc
cess in throwing him out so frequently
Is that he was not a bit backward
about testing their wings.
Milan was thrown out five times tiy
the New York backstops, four times
by the wind paddists of the Browns,
Chicago, Boston and Philadelphia
teams and thrice by the maskmen of
the Detroit club. T,he men who thwart
ed Milan in his attempts to steal last
season are named below-
Cleveland 7, by O'Neil, 4; Easterly,
2; Livingston. 1.
New York 5, by Sweeney, S;
Browns i, by Krichell, 2; Crlger, 1;
Chicago 4, by Kuhn, 2; Sullivan, 1;
Boston A, by Carrigan, 2; Cady, 2.
Philadelphia J, by Egan. 2; Lapp, 2.
Detroit 3, by Onslow, 2; Stanage, 1.
American Ansociatlon Magnates Decide
to Play 1CS Gnmes and Open the
Season on April 10.
Chicago, 111., Jan. 17. The progres
sive spirit struck baseball when the
national commission at a brief ses
sion here heard Its chairman, August
Herrmann, advocate a guarantee for
ball players' salaries in "lesser minor
leeagues" and considered the proposed
uniform contract, designed to protect
The commission took no action, on the
contract matter in fact nearly all of
me country s Daseuaii uusiness, so m
as the supreme court is concerned, was
left unfinished when the commission
adjourned, reelecting Mr. Herrmann.
After prolonged discussion, the
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I four trips around the circuit the com
ing season. This plan obtained last
i year. The playing season of the
American association will begin about
COLORADO SCHOOLS WIPE OUT
DIFFERENCES OVER ATHLETICS
Denver, Colo., Jan. 17. The differ
ences of six years' standing between
the university of Colorado and the
Denver nnlverslty were officially
swept away when, at the session of
the Rocky mountain Intercollegiate
conference, an invitation was extended
to Denver university to meet the
Colorado nine at baseball this spring
and to engage In future athletic con
tests of every nature. Denver immedi
ately accepted the invitation.
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Four Real Stars Will Be Aid To Chance
Baseball Fans Throughout the Country Are Figuring Out Deals for "Peerless
Leader" and Are Wondering What He Will Do With Tailenders.
NOW that Frank Chance has
signed as manager of the Yan
kees, fans throughout the coun
try are wondering what he'll do with
the 1912 tail-enders. Chance, the
"Peerless Leader" of the Cubs, will
have an opportunity to live up to his
Although he won four National
league pennants and a pair of world's
buntings with the Cubs, It has been
charged by some that the Calif ornlan
was fortunate. They contend that Sic
was willed a team by Frank Selee that
under, any other director -would have
accomplished the same feats as it did
under Chance's guidance.
Some of this may and may not be
true. At any rate. Chance is not ooing
to take hold of a team of champion
ship material in March. The list of
stars may be counted- on one hand ani
then a finger or two may be remain
ing; Has Four Real Stars.
In fact, aside from Russell Ford,
Hal Chase, "Birdie" Cree and Harry
Wolter, there are no ral demons in
cluded in the list of Yanks.
It is around this- quartet of players
that Chance must upbuild the New
York Americans. With Chance in
charge of the team some of the more
enthusiastic Gotham rooters have al
ready claimed the 1913 flag. If Chance
turns the trick, or evon comes near to
it, he certainly will be entitled to the
monaker of "Peerless Leader."
Chase is really the only lnfielder on
whom Chance can depend. It might
helb a whole lot if the ex-Cub gets
in the lineup himself and shifts Hal
A Little Sport;
OE JACKSON, crack outfielder of the
Cleveland Americans, has sent In
his signed contract to the manage
ment of the Nans. Jackson was re
ported to be a holdout. He refused ti
divulge the amount of the contract.
Frankie Burns. the Jersey City ban
tamweight, defeated Battling Reddy at
New Orleans on points. Reddy -was
outclassed and hung on during the last
Johnny Dundee, the New York fea
therweight, has been signed to meet
"Special Delivery" Hirsch. of Chicago,
at New York on January 27. Hirsch
is now training with Joe Rivers in Nev
Jim Savage and Tom Kennedy, two
New York heavyweights, have been
signed for a 10-round bout at New Or
leans on January 24. At the same
club on January 17, Knockout Brown
will meet Frankie Russell, of New
Spike Kelly , the Chicago welter
weight, earned a 10-round decision
over Ray Bronson. of Indianapolis, at
Memphis, Tenn. Kelly was given the
decision at the end of the fight.
C'ark Griffith, manager of1 tho
Washington Americans, has completed
the spring training arrangements of
the Senators. Griffith will have 36
men In his squad, the batteries re
porting March 1 and the rest a -week
In a statement given out at Salt
Lake Billy Nolan, manager of Willie
Ritchie, declared that Ritchie would
not be ready to meet any fighter be
fore July 4. Nolan said that he had
Cffers for that date from both Packey
McFarland and Ad Wolgast. j
Pitcher Al Demaree, secured by the
Giants from the Southern league, is
being' figured on as a pitching sensa
tion next year
Marty Forkms, manager of Eddie
McGoorty, has posted a S5000 forfeit
In Chicago to support the claim of Mc
Goorty to the middleweight title. Mc
Goorty and his manager will soon
leave for Europe, where they have 'e
cefred offers to box in England and
A newspaper man went to McGraw
recently with the question: "What do
you think should be the qualifications
of a yood manager?"
The interview was prefaced with the
statement that Mrs. Helene Brltton.
owner of the Cardinals, considered
"tact" the most important requisite
in the makeup of a successful man
ager. Then he asked McGraw: "What
qualifications do you think he should
McGraw"s answer: "Oh, a few good
When Lajole joined Cleveland Char
ley Somers startled the baseball world
by giving him $30,000 for a four-year
contract The purchase of Rube Ma'
quard by the New Yorks created more
talk than the Lajole transaction. Mar
ty O'Toole, the $22,500 star, was the
next surprise package. Now Bresna
han and Chance have the call on tho
bank rolls de luxe.
Sherwood Magee is verv much In
favor of Dooln's plan to let him play
first base for the Phillies next season.
Magee began his career at the initial
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a jest, aespue tne iact mat unase is a
left hander. With Chance at first an-t
Chase at second, it would give the
Yanks considerable strength on the
right hand side of the infield. For
the other half he will have1 Hartzell
as a candidate for third and Jack Mar
tin, recently of Rochester, for short.
They don't loofti up as four-time win
ners. With Cree and Wolter numbered
among the stars of Chance's perfbrm
ers, it appears as if the Yankee out
field will not be a weak one. Bert
Daniels will probably help out, and
while a fair performer. Isn't In thn
same class with his helpmates.
Sweeney a Good Man.
Ed Sweeney is a good catcher,
though not a Bresnahan, Archer or
Stanage. Still he is better than half
the maskmen in the American league.
A heady performer with a good
throwing arm, his weakness lies in liia
tatting. To help out Sweeney is Char
ley Sterrett. the former Princeton star,
who made his mark last, season. Still
Inexperienced he has earned a berth
for himself because of his consistent
Chrnce's success or failure his first
season as an American league leader
probably lies in the pitching staff.
Russ Ford is the backbone. , He's a
whole lot around which to build a
hurling corps. Under the new cotrv
mander men like Ray Fisher, Jack
Warhop, George McConnell and tho
annual crop of newcomers may do bet
ter. Chance has a big job. He's going to
test his ability as the "Peerless Lead
A Little Gossip
cushion In 1903 at Allentown. Magee
thinks that being In the game regu
larly will help the club and himself,
a3 he can play better ball when in
Connie Mack's particular hobby, out
side of developing world champions,
seems to He in the grooming of left
handed pitching gentry. His greatest
portslde finds are Waddell and Plank.
The former has gone, but Eddie re
mains. Mack thought he ha,d the equal
of Waddell and Plank in Harry Krause,
but Krause slipped into minor league
oblivion. With him gone. Mack fig
ures he has nother great southpaw
in Pennock, who had 50 innings of ex
perience in the American league last
William Ktlllfer. the Philly catcher,
who Is engaged in the real estate busi
ness at Kalamazoo, has announced
that he Is not satisfied with the salary
offered him by the Philadelphia club
and that unless there is an Increase
in salary given him he will give up
baseball and stick to the real estate
Fred Lake, credited with being one
of the best baseball scouts in the coun
try, will act for the Detroit Tigers
again next season. He is the discov
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Tales Told At the Ringside
By W. A. Phelon
JACK O'BRIEN, the Chesterfield of tie boxing game, and one of the ablest
financiers that ever donned the gloves, met all the mighty warriors of his
day, and, somehow or other, between diplomacy and fighting skill, succeeded
in getting by until he was slipped the double cross by Tommy Burns. It is well
remembered how Burns, after agreeing to fight a nice-, pretty bsut, with O'Brien
Victor, went back on the agreement and handed Jack a royal trimming. That was
once that O'Brien fell at the hurdles hut it didn't happen often.
Some little time ago, a Boston newspaper man who chanced to be making a
Philadelphia visit hunted up the suave and couteous O'Brien, an old friend and
crony of the bygone days. O'Brien received the visitor in the magnificent home
which was the net reward of his fistic energies. He entertained him in a parlor
where the furniture alone must have cost S300Q; he fed him in a dining room of
old English pattern, with a table that once graced the home of a Spanish king, and
he poured bubbly water by the wholesale. Then he took his friend downtown in a
$7000 car, and great was the enjoyment of the delighted visitor.
The big limousine was wheeling slowly along through the busy downtown
streets, and O'Brien was bowing right and left to the citizens, all of whom seemed
to know him and to like him. At one corner where the traffic was the thickest,
the car halted for a moment, and a voice in the crowd suddenly shouted, "Hello,
Jack, old boy!" O'Brien did not hear the greeting, but his visitor turned, and
looked into the face of a battered, much belted warrior. He was a stocky littla
man, sweater clad, and with a little checked cap perched on his curls. His ears
were of the .pronounced cauliflower type all shot to pieces and distorted beyond
the semblance of auriculars. His nose was askew, Ms lips were out of plumb, and
red scars crisscrossed his visage like turkey tracks upon the snow.
"Friend of yours just hailed you, Jack," said the visitor. O'Brien turned, saw
the battered little man, and gave him the glad welcome, also the friendly han4
for an instant before tie car moved on.
"Pretty well battered up, that boy," said the scribe. "Who might he be?"
"That fellow?" replied O'Brien. "Oh, that's Kid Broad. Great fighter in his
day, and surely shows it. Got marked up quite a lot, didn't he?"
"He surely did," assented the visitor. "But, say you, too, were a fighter for
many years; you met all the champions; yon certainly had as many fights as this
Broad and yet there isn't a mark upon you. How do you explain the difference?"
A grin played upon the handsome face of Jack O'Brien a grin that gave place
to a momentary flush and almost a tinge of sadness. "Ill tell you," said CBriea,
slowly, "just why the difference Kid Broad always fought upon the square!"
MISSOURIANS GET OUT
BAND FOR McCARTY
Springfield, Mo., Jan. 17 Despite a
pouring rain, 35 automobile loads of
enthusiasts and a 40-plece band were
at the station to "welcome home"
Luther McCarty, white heavyweight
champion of the world. A vigorous
crusade was waged by church people
against a demonstration in honor of
McCarty will go to Joplin to referee
the Joe Jeanette-Jeff Clarke bout.
JOHNSON FEARS "SPOOKS."
Chicago. HL, Jan. 17. Jack Johnson,
suffering from an old-fashioned case
of "hants," limped into the office of
Charles F. de Woody, of the federal
department of justice, and complained
bitterly because he was detained in one
of the death cells at the county jail
after his return from Battle Creek,
Mich. The negro swore "spooks! made
merry around his cell all night, some
of them dancing about the floor and
others amusing themselves by tapping
on the outside of the iron cage.
"WELLS TO FIGHT MeCAttTT.
London, Eng., Jan. 17. Sport Life an
nounces that Bombardier Wells, the
English heavyweight has agreed to
fight Luther McCarty, the American
heavyweight at New York about the
middle of February-.
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PLAY HIGH SCHOOL
The much-heralded baskethall game
between the El Paso high school and
the New Mexico agricultural college at
Mesilla park. N. M., will be playpd
Saturday night at the Y. M. C. A. Tho
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PUEBtOAX AT TUCUMCARI
Tueumcari, N. M Jan. 17. A boxing
bout -will take place here January 2i,
in the Moose hall, between Bob York,
of Pueblo, and Joe Shoey. of Dalhart.
Texas. Two preliminary bouts will be
NORTHWESTERN DEFEATS IOWA.
Chicago, I1L, Jan. 17. The North
western university- basketball team
won its first conference game of the
season here last night, defeating the
University of Iowa 29 to 12.
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