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EL PASO HERALD
Sport and Society Section
Sport and Society Section
New York Giants are Now Tied With the Dodgers For Second Place
Interest Centers In Battle For Title
Rivera's Defeat Over Mandot and Kaockeut Brown Makes Him Formidable
Opponent for Champion Ritchie Freddy Welsh Is Entitled to Battle.
By TJiOS. S. ANDREWS
A REAL, championship battle be
tween lightweights is scheduled
for the Fourth of July in Cali
fornia when Willie Ritchie, the present
noider meet Joe Rivers, the Los An
tiies bo. who -has come to the front
me past ear in great style.
it will be the first battle for the
tle in our e.ght months. Ritchie hav
ing won the championship from Ad
"olgaet on November 28. Ritchie.
under the rin rulings, should have de
i' nded his title sooner, as six months
-S the USUaJ limit nf Hum olaticinir
after a title match, before another is
fought. Ritchie, however, was tied up
w ith theatrical contracts and could not
match, before another is
wn get away frfm them, or no doubt
he would hae fought sooner.
There is always unusual interest In
a llghtwtr'Kht championship match, and
"ming on the big holiday date, will
' ate ill the more interest among
tni followers of the game.
The question that is agitating the
nmds of Ritchie's friends is whether J
will hait anv ill effects on his flght
ii.ir whf n he prets into the ring agaia.
It must 'e said to Willie's credit that
! is a er model athlete, off and on
ti.e stage, and he has kept in fair con
dition all tne while by the careful
liandlinp of his manager. BHly Nolan.
The latter knows the pitfalls of the
tage and he has steered Willie away
fri.m the same Many boxers had their
fiehting spoiled by stage boxing, get
t iir into the habit of hitting too light
w nh the big gloves, but manager Nolan
as overcome this drawback to con
siderable extent bv inventing a dummy
which Ritchie walloped for all he was
worth It cave him a chance to cut
'". se with all his strength and not
' pull his blows " He has met boxers
of all stiles on the trip and this no
doubt has added to his cleverness
rather than hurt it.
Rivers, by his defeat of Joe Mandot,
the southern champion, and Knockout
I-irown. ith a paper decision over
Ieach Cross, makes him a verv formid
able opponent foi Ritchie. Rivers is
no doubt on a par with the best light
11 eights and should be able to make
Ritchie show his best form to win.
What the fans would like to see. how
ler, is a match between the winner
and Freddi Welsh, the English cham
pion, for the world's title, for Welsh
is certainlv in line for such a match.
I'reddv has a clear title to the cham
pionship of Great Britain and Aus
tralia, so it is up to Ritchie to meet
him for the world's title.
One of the greatest battles between
f atherweights ever fought took place
'n Milwaukee when Patsy Brannighan,
the Pittsburgh 122 pounder and former
--aek bantam, met Matty McCue. the
Racine whirlwind, who has been
hand'ng the sleep producer to all he
has met of late The Racine boy met
his master over ,the short route In
B-annigan. for had a decision been
r-ndered Patsv would have had it. not
h a big shade, but by a fair margin.
The contest reminded some of the old
timers of the times when Johnny Grif
fin, the Braintree lad, fought with
;uch stars as Solly Smith, George Dix
on. George Siddons and the like. The
bout went ten rounds and there was
not an idle moment during the entire
ten sessions It was a case of clever
ness against strength and in this esse
the clever chap won. Over the long
route, however, it is a good .bet that
the Racine Dane would take hosse the
b-con. "for he was just beginning to
L'it his bearings the last two rounds
and fought the way be should have
started out Instead of trying to force
A Little Sport;
J7HXNY COULON still Iniiatw that
he is the master of Kid Williams,
and declares that if Bam Harris,
manager of Williams, will put Up the
$500 bonus which he was promised
when he signed, he is ready to meet
the Baltimore champion. Coulon says
that if the '-out is to be staged in
Baltimore. Charley White, of New
) crk. is to be the referee.
Johnny Dundee has started right
training- for his coming bout with Ad
"U'olgast, former lightweight champion.
at Los Angeles, on Jttae 10. Dundee
:s now in Albuquerque, and has signed
up for a 10 round bout to be staged
there with Tommy Dixon, of Kansas
City, under the auspices of the New
Mexico Athletic club.
Nig Clarke, the former Cleveland
backstop, now with the Indianapolis
American association team, batted AH
in his first 10 games with the Indians.
Jack Kleinlow, the former Yankee
backstop, is now catching for Cy
oungs Federal league team. Young
:s piloting the Cleveland club.
Both Arthur Devlin and John Titus
are playing great ball and are ma
terially aiding the youngsters of the
Boston Braves to grab games for
U orge Stalllngs.
Manager Eberfield, of the Chatta
Tiooga club of the Southern league, has
eold catcher Hannah to Spokane. Han
nah's work got him in bad with the
"hattanooga fans, and he 'was disposed
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matters and take a chance and ex
changing wallops he permitted the
Smoke City lad to feint him oat. take
away the lead from him most ot the
time and to cover up too much. McCue
was aggressive, but he did not appear
so because the other man kept taking
the lead from him and beating him
to the punch, throwing him off his
balance at the same time. Fully 30
times McCue just grazed Brannigan's
Jaw with right and left swings, which.
If landed; would have ended the battle
then and there. The contest proved
that McCue has the real class and is
I ripe to match against any feather
weight in tne country, jonnny nuoane
T wnnlH advise him to be careful about
I would advise hi mto-be Sarefnl about
meeting the champion in short bouts,
unless he intends to be satisfied with
the newspaper verdict against him, al
though a boy with the sleep producer
such as McCue possesses is liable to put
a man away at any time.
9f
Mickey Sheridan, the Chicago 133
L pounder who has been slowly climbing
among me iisniweignm me past two
years, under the direction of Fred Gil-
! more, has been matched to meet Bud
Anderson the winner over Joe Man
dot, the southern champion, at Los An-
"geles before the club at Kansas CRy
on juiy 4. snenaan is a fairly good
boy and has been showing improved
form right along of late, but whether
he will be able to stack up successfully I
against a stnray youth UKe the Can
adian boy. is a question. Anderson
has proved himself a tough customer
for any of the lightweights and if he
follows up his reputation he will keep
Mickey very busy when they clash at
the Kaw City. It will also give a real
line on Sheridan.
The exoneration of Arthur Pelkey.
following the death of Luther McCarty.
was generally expected, for there could
be no doubts in the minds of the cor
oner's jury that it was an accident
and nothing else. The officers of the
crown are still endeavoring to hold
Pelkey, to try and please the reform
element, but it does not seem possible
that they will succeed. The report that
McCarty had his neck broken by a
blow is so ridiculous that it makes
the man look foolish who made the
claim According to the testimony of
all present at the ringside, there was
not a hard blow struck; that the men
were simply feeling each other out
and had clinched when Pelkey deliv
ered the short punch to the heart that
caused McCarty to collapse. Any one
who has ever taken part in athletics
and boxing knows that it "would he
impossible to break a man's neck or
to cause his death by a heart Mow
under such conditions.
After his contest with Frank Klaus
at Pittsburgh. Eddie McGoorty, the
Oshkosh middleweight, decided to can
cel bis bouts out west and rest up for
the balance of the summer, but later
changed Ms mind. Eddie fought a
draw battle with Klaus, according to
the reports, and seems more confident
than ever that he can defeat the Pitts
burg man, but he wants him to make
the real middleweight limit of 158
pounds at ringside, or even at 3 oclock
in the afternoon. Eddie has a match
with Jimmy Clabby at Butte. Mont-.
for June 11. He says he is stale from
too much training and he wants to
rest up for a while and be fresh for J
isv i&ii wwuii. ne ib quiqk uiis vn
the advice of his trainer and manager.
Rudie Unndtz. who thinks he should lay
off and recuperate. However, he hopes
to go through with the Butte bout and
then lay off.
A Little Gossip
of as soon as Moran could be secured
to help out Gabby Street, the former
Senator backstop.
The report circulated that Gilbert
Price, star pitcher of the Atlanta
Southern league club had quit baseball
is denied by manager 'Smith, of the
Atlanta club, who states that Price
will do the pitching for that club dur
ing this season.
Every officer and every member on
the. roster of the Brooklyn Dodgers I
has been insured, according to an an-
nouncement given out by the manage
ment of the Brooklyn team. This is
the first time that an entire major
league organization from clrfb presi
dent to rescruit player has been in
sured under a single policy, which was
approximately $206,000.
Jim Buckley, manager of Gunboat
Smith. Is authority for a statement
given out in Chicago that Jim Coffroth
is to invade southern California and
establish a fight club on the outskirts
of "Vernon, to promote bouts in oppo
sition to Tom Mccarey and Henry
Gilmore. Buckley received a telegram
from Coffroth asking if he would ac
cept the June 30 date for Tommy Mur
phy with Bud Anderson.
"Doc" Warren Gill, who wa secured
by the Los Angeles Coast league club
from the St. Paul American association
team, has been given his release by
the Angels A fancy price was paid
for Gill. The regular first sacker of
the team was working so well that
Gill's seirices were not required.
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Chance Keeps Yankee Scouts Busy
Manager of the New York Americans Is
Strength to His
By ALLEN
Njsw lutth, June . xne lanns
pitching staff is still out of
kilter, and Chance is beginning
to wonder what it's all about. He
fully expected that Warhop would be
in shape by this time, for when Bone
setter Reese laid his magic thumb on
i an unmoored tendon, slipping the same
back Into place, warhop said he "never
felt better in his life." He thinks him
self that some steaming hot weather
will do the trick, but Chance is getting
skeptical.
Trainer Barrett takes It somewhat
as a reflection on his own ability that
the twirlers cannot get in condition,
and he's especially peeved that Keat
ing does not recover form. 'Too much
Bermuda" is the only alibi they can
think of.
Matter-of-fact Ty Cobb seems to
have put a jinx on Keating the day
he fanned twice. From that very mo
ment Keating began to go back, while
Tyrus projected himself on every reel.
In the succeeding four games after
the Yanks left Detroit he went to lat
13 times and cracked out nine bingles
BASEBALL RESULTS ""Y'S HES
AMERICAN LEAGUE.
At New York, 1st game. R. H. E.
Boston 1
New York 3 5 3
Batteries: Boston, Leonard, Bedient
and Carrigan; New York, Fisher and
Sweeney.
Second game. R. H. E.
Boston 8 13 1
New York 10 1
Batteries: Boston, Wood, Hall. Bed
ient. Cady and Carrlgna: New, York,
afcCouMU. Schals, JUecrfer and- Gos-
sett.
At Washington, 1st game. R. H. E.
Philadelphia 9 14 3
Washington 4 is 4
"Batteries: Philadelphia. Brown. Bosh,
Bender and Laop: Washington, MulBn,
Boehler, Hughes, Engel and Henry.
Second game R. H. E.
Philadelphia 4 1
Washington 1
Batteries: Philadelphia. Hoock,
Brown and Lapp; New York, Johnson
and Ainsmith, Henry.
American LeagHe-'StaBMngx.
If They
W
Philadelphia ...30
Cleveland 30
Washington ....22
Chicago 24
Boston IS
Detroit IS
L. Pet Win. Lose.
10 .750 .75C .732
13 .C8 .705 .C82
19 .537 .548 .524
20 .545 .556 .533
22 .450 .4(3 .439
27 .400 .413 .391
29 .396 .408 .388
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225
Where They Play Wedeestday.
St Louis at Washington.
Detroit at Philadelphia.
' Chicago at Boston.
Cleveland at New York.
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NATIONAL LEAGUE.
At Philadelphia. ' . ,8. H. 3.
Brooklyn . . -.. 0
Philadelphia S 1
Batteries: Brooklyn, Ragan. Wagner
and Miller, Erwin; Philadelphia. Seaton
and Killifer.
At Plttshnrg. R.H.E.
Boston '...4 9 1
Pittsburg 7 13 1
Batteries: Boston, James. Strand and
Whaling. Rariden; Pittsburg. Hendrix
and Simon.
XatioHHl Leagne Standings.
If They-
W.
Philadelphia ...24
Brooklyn 31
New York 21
Chicago ..:... '..21
Pittsburg 20
St Louis 19
Boston 14
Cincinnati 15
L.
11
1
1C
20
20
23
21
27
Pet Win. Lose
.686 .694 .967
.598 .579 .553
.558 .579 .553
.512 .524 .500
.509 .12 .488
.452 .495 .442
.490 .417 .389
.357 .372 .349
"Where They Play Wednesday.
Philadelphia at Pittsburg.
Brooklyn at Cincinnati.
Boston at Chicago.
New York at St Louis.
TEXAS LEAGUE.
At Dallas. R. H. E.
Dallas 10 11 1
Austin 4 8 3
Batteries: Dallas, Bader and Mar
shall; Austin. Taylor and Haugh.
At Fort Worth. R. H. E.
Fort Worth 0 2 2
Waco - 2 C 0
Batteries: Fort Worth, XcCafferty
and Vance; Waco, Ogles and Reill.y.
At Houston. R. H. E.
Houston 3 1 2
San Antonio 9 9 1
Batteries: Houston. Ray and Rey
nolds; San Antonio, Goodwin and Price.
At Galveston. R. H. E.
'Galveston .4 9 3
'Beaumont 5 10 1
Batteries: Galveston. Sewell and Jor
dan, Beaumont Peaster and Reynolds.
Texas League Standings.
Won.
Dallas 31
Houston .....30
Waco 29
San Antonio 27
Wart Worth 9
Liost Pet
22 .585
25 .545
25 .537
25 .519
26 .500
26 .500
30 .412
29 .408
i Vustin ,.26
Beaumont .....21
Galveston 20
Where They Play AVedaeHday.
Houston at Beaumont
San Antonio at Galveston.
Austin at Fort Worth.
Waco at Dallas.
WESTERN LEAGUE.
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Beating the Bushes is Hope of Adding
Pitching Staff.
SAHGREE
for an average of .692.
He also swiped
six bases.
Then when Walter Johnson came
along with his record for shutouts
veVrrshuTou1;: "h? ssr azrxz
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lltue stunt against me aii., ..
little stunt azali
rumor from Tigeriewji says that Cobb
Is doing all this merely by way of
irettlncr richt when he again faces
Keating. The Lawrence Hercules, how
ever. Is not lacking in nerve, and he
says he is not afraid to st)ek it over
for Cobb.
Chance has half a dozen wy scouts
browsing various parts of the land
just now, most of them under cover,
and it is possible that another deal
will he mrfde shortly. Husk has little
faith in the system of paying big
money, although if an opportunity of
fered to secure a $10,000 beauty Far
Tell would shell out.
The Yankee owner figures on some
liberal spending this season, but
Chance has small hope of gathering
in much of a team before another
year.
Topeka . . .
.2 6 8
Batteries:
Lincoln. Smith
and Car
ney; Topeka, Fullerton and Crist.
At St. Joseph. R. H. E.
Sioux City 1 1
St. Joseph 1 1 1
Batteries: Sioux City, Doyle and
Rapp; St. Joseph, Johnson and Ketter.
At Des Moines. , R. H. E.
Des Moines 1 1
Omaha ............3 9 0
Batteries; 9f volnejs aer nd
Sle4ht; Osaaha. Apnogae aad John
son. ;'
At Wichita DehVer-WlchUa
post-
poned; rain. (
Western League Standings.
Won. Lost
Pet
.967
.959
.561
.487
Denver 28
St Joseph 37
Omaha 33
Lincoln 19
Des Moines , 19
Topeka 18
Stool City 1
Wichita '. 13
14
14
18
29
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21
33
29
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"Wher? They Play Wednesday.
Denver -a Topeka. -
Wichita. st'Uncoln.
Des Moines at St Joseph. '
Sioux City at Omaha.
Ceant League Standings.
Won. Lost
Los Angeles 35 25
Oakland '. 33 35
Venice .39 31
Pet
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San Francisco 27" 33
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"Where They Piny "Wednesday.
Oakland at Portland.
Venice at San Francisco.
Sacramento at Los Angeles.
AMBRICAX ASSOCIATION.
At TnlAv-TY1eIa- 0: InfliasfaDOlls. 2.
At MUwaukee Milwaukee. 5; Kan-
City. 2.
At St Paul St Paul, 6; Minneap
olis, 4.
At Columbus Columbus, 2; Louis
ville. 5.
American Association Standings.
Won. Lost Pet
Milwaukee 3s
Columbus 25
Kansas City 27
Louisville 24
Minneapolis 39
St Paul 31
Indianapolis 17
Toledo 1
IS
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23
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.415
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Where They Play Wednesday.
Columbus at IndlanapoMs.
Louisville at Toledo.
Milwaukee, at St Paul.
Kansas City at Minneapolis.
SOUTHERN" LEAGUE.
At Montgomery Montgomery, 3;
New Orleans. 7.
At Memphis Memphis. 1; Mobile; 9.
At Chattanooga Birmingham-Chattanooga
postponed; rain.
At Nashville Atlanta-Nashville, a
dispute over the schedule resulted in &
protest from Atlanta when neither the
Nashville players nor the umpires ap
peared on the field.
NORTHWESTEItN" LEAGUE.
At Seattle Seattle, 6; Spokane. 2.
At Victoria Victoria, 3; Portland, 13.
At Vancouver Vancouver, 6; Taco
ma, 9.
COLUMBUS ORIOLES LOSE
GA3IK AT HACHITA. N". M.
Hachita. N. M., June 3. Fourteen
hits by the local Athletic club naseball
team, defeated the Columbus Orioles
here by the score of 11 to 9. Seventeen
hits were made by the visitors off
Hopple, who, although batted hard,
managed to keep the bingles scattered.
Seven men were struck out by Jones,
and Hopple retired six. The game was
ragged throughout the Athletes mak
ing four errors, while eight boots by
the Columbus club contributed to the
run- making.
Williams, backstop of the local team
had his whip in fine condition and op
posing players who endeavored to steal
second were invariably caught Jones
pitched and Slade caught for the Co-
lumbus team.
CLABBY AND DILLON" WILL
MEET AT INDIANAPOLIS, JULY 4
Indianapolis, Ind., June 3. Jimmy
Clabby, the Hammond middleweight
boxer and Jack Dillon, of Indian
apolis, winner of the bout with Frank
Klaus, of Pittsburg, here last Thurs
day night have been matched to fight
here July 4.
Clabby attended the Klaus-Dillon
fight and issued his challenge to the
winner at the ringside The fight,
which is sheduled for lu rounds, prob
ahl' -will be h Id at the American As
sociat oil bail pmK.
And Now- the City Editor
MAVERICKS PLAY
GAME WITH TROOP B
Boosted by way of a registered vic
tory over the Ysleta, Fabens and Clint,
Texas, teams, the baseball team repre
senting Ti oop B. second cavalry, sta
tioned at Clint, arrived Tuesday after
noon in automobiles and performed in
conjunction with the Mavericks at
Washington park. The cavalry squad
is reputed to be one of the fastest
teams in the regiment, and although
!?r that,.has a- jii1?
the border Guardians has been farcial
m , t.. - tl, --. r,
match only.
The match was arranged hastily by
the local- management for a Jefferson
Darja day card.
TOURS 2500 MILES
WITHOUT TROUBLE
Chas. Brown, leaving San Antonio In
his "cross country" Rambler car. on
April 15. has reached El Paso after
touring west Texas. New Mexico. Ari
zona and a portion of California with
ou,t even a puncture. He says he went
over roads that no machine had ever
been able to pull. "Sand, rocks and
rough roads." says Brown, "have "no
terrors for me."
He made the entire trip in IS 1-2
days. He now expects to go to Cloud
croft. Roswell. Dallas. Waco and back
to his home in -San Antonio.
He is sopping at the Hotel McCoy.
PECOS WANTS TO
GET BALL GAMES
Pecos. Tex., June 3. The Pecos White
Sox are fast getting in shape for the
opening games and would like to ar
range games with Carlsbad, Artesia.
Roswell or any other fast team in this
section for June 9, 10 and 11.
They exoect to open their new 33000
baseball plant at Fair View park. Any
club north, east, south or west within
a reasonable distance can get a game
by writing the management of the Pe
cos baseball club.
D. H. Hart is manager.
""VBtfKO FIGHTER CHANGES.
lire tkaixcto ttUAJtfTKKS
A better location and more train-
lng appliances, is the reason Rufus
Cameron, the Kansas negro who is
booked to meet Jack Herrick, changed
his training quarters Monday after-
noon from the Bristol camp to 'the
Jockey club quarters. Third and Ore-
gon streets.
Spider Moffatt claimant of the ban-
tamweight championship 'of the south-
west. Is workinsr at Hernck's camp.
his right wrist, which was broken in l .
the short fight with Kid Payo, hav-
! lag- completely healed.
- Efforts are being made to secure i
Benny Chavez, the Trinidad bantam, I
who defeated Battling Chico at Albu-
Iruerqne, to meet Kid Payo. the local j
champion.
McIXTOSH WASTS TO MATCH
m'Rs Avn CARiievriRR
AlHnini.fBn W 1 Jim 3 TTtivh
Mcintosh, erstwhile Australian fight
promoter, who passed through here on
his way to New York, received for the
first -time the news of the .victory of
George Carpentler-, the French
light
, hMVTWiilrht ATr RrfimlMMlter .Well.
the English heavyweight champion.
That's dashed good, news.." ex
claimed Mcintosh, and - turning to a
companion whom he slapped on the
shoulder, added, "My tip was good,
wasn't it? That marks the end of Bom
bardier as a fighter."
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JfclntoSh. though he recently an
,-,-t- atciaj-ed he would now endeavor
to matdh Tommy Burns and Carpentler
for a 20 round battle.
BILL BBYXOX WIXS FIGHT
FROM -DIGGER" STANLEY
London, England. June 3. Bill Bey
non won the English bantam cham
pionship from "Digger" Stanley, holder
I VI Lots jLtvie. iuk xigni wuiirn was ire-
! In ia l .1... V.tlnw.l Qwtf.,fl a1 k -u, fr
, ( YV -mc -.wy.M- wkv wub, w.ww, v
; 20 rounds, Beynon winning the de-
- cision.
Eddie Morgan, the fast little cham
pion of. .Wales, was scheduled to fight
Stanley, but illness prevented him
from appearing and Beynon took his
place.
The -contest was for a purse of $2500
and the Lord Lonsdale belt
COURT HOLDS MRS MeCARTY
CAN'XOT ADMINISTER. ESTATE
Springfield. Mo., June 3. William
McCarney. manager of the late Luther
McCarty, champion white pugilist who
was kiHed in a ring at Calgary. Al
berta, arrived here with Mrs. McCarty,
widow of the fighter to see about the
disposition of the dead pugilist's es
tate, estimated to be worth $15,000.
Judge Lydey, of the probate court,
holds Mrs. McCarty -is not eligible to
act as administratrix of the estate.
BREAKS ARMj FORFEITS FIGHT.
Lincoln. Neb.. June 3. Kid Jensen
broke a hone In his forearm in "the
opening round of his right with Eu
gene Sullivan, of Butte, Mont, and was
compelled to forfeit the match to the
Montana boxer. Clarence English, of
Omaha, and Sullivan then engaged In a
four round match without a decision.'
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"Leep el TaW Is What Egyptians Call the National Game Teams Only Hre
Eight Men Pitchers Must Put "Em Over, as No Strikes Axe Called.
By ROBERT, RIPLEY.
N'
EW YORK. June 3. Oh! itss a
great game! you can't set
away from it!
Not that we are Imagining anyone
in America attempting to get very far
away, but we were just thinking the
other day how very difficult such a
thing would be.
We were sitting on the great' pyra
mid in far away sleepy, dreamy Egypt
at the time of these few "thinks."
We were watching a baseball game!
Surely thdt fs reason enough to doubt
if there is a spot on this old world
of ours. It is doubtful, we say, if such
a spot can be found on which baseball
In some form or other, is not "being
played.
Hw EtcrptlaBH rhj- Game.
The day was extremely hot We
took our coats off, jes like we do at
the Polo grounds during July, and
tanned ourselves and wished for pea
nuts an we wateherf rhnu hrn,i.
skin, almond eyed Egyptians, attired encotmters but they will heap verbal
in nightgowns and headache towels, I Punishment on each other by the hour,
a playing our own national game in ! They fight with their tongues instead
the shadow of the pyramids. ! of their fists so you can only sympa-
Surely, we say. it's reason enough! j thise "Lo! the poor umpire." Crab
Now, we are. calling the game they bing we mean scarablng comes easy
played "baseball." They call it "Leep i and natural and. although we didn't
el tabe." but that's not our fault If understand what was said, but If its
"Duggie," the heavy hlttin' demon of what we think it was, they should be
the Sand Lot league, U. S. A., should arrested.
happen to see them he would probably I But the game is growing, and who
call It "Rotten." or "Punk." But be- I knows but what McGraw will be
lieve us, please, they were playing I drafting players from the Egyptian
baseball even if it was not accord- ' league, like be does from Cuba and
ins to members of the Baseball Writ- i California and other foreign parts,
ers association. Can you imagine for a minute say one
True they only had eight men on ; of these Egyptian deities in a "Mother
a side, short bases, and a very narrow
bat like a curtain pole
but remember.
tne game is growing!
The baseball used is about the size
of the usual indoor baseball, except
that it is a little "faster."
' Entitled te Eight Ontn.
Each Ae ( entitled to eight outs,
one for each man. and is not retired
as a side until the full eight men have
been put out They 'bat In rotation,
and when a player is put out he merely
I one for each man. and is not retired
i as a sine unui xne iuii eiKnt men nave
' been put out They 'bat in rotation,
i and when a player is put out he merely
drops from the batting order until the
final, or eighth man. has been re-
tired. A fair hitter, say Ty Cobb, for
instance, could bat several thousand
' times in succession; or until he died
of old age.
' To score a run a player must make
I a complete circuit of the diamond,
I
Gang Fight, Gibbons's Hardest Battle
St. Paol Battler Admits That Eddy Ready, His Presest Manager, Gave Him
His Hardest Fight When. Both Were Leaders of Kid Gangs is St. PaaL
By KOBERT RIPLEY.
i HT'
EW YORK. June 3. Mike
I jVI
rubbing his nose. That is Just
like Mike. too. On or off he
rubs that beak. It's like an Aladdin's
lamp to Michael that nose.
"What was the hardest was asked
of Mike Gibbons, the St Paul phenom,
but the inquirer doubted that Gibbons
ever had a real tough fight He is
too clever and too smart hut may be
the hard battles teach them to become
clever, eh?
Xnyway. Mike was rubbing his noee
(not his head), as he thought. Then
slowly he looked at hts manager, Eddie
Ready.
Eddy jumped, their eyes met simul
taneously, then a smile crawled across
the face of each and hung dangling
in front t
"Huh Eddy?" said Mike.
"Yup." said Eddy.
I guessed it It was the battle be
tween Mike and Eddy the hardest one
They laughed some more.
"It was a long time ago though."
Mike hurried to say. "aad it's all over.
forgotten and. and that's why we are f
such goods friends now, closed Mich
ael with a rush.
"All over and forgotten," chanted
Eddy.
"But have a heart," I said, "and have
a memory!"
"Oh we can remember it 'well
enough, but we don't"
"Do"'
"It was a long time ago, though,"
Mike began again.
"We were just kids only 15 years
old. and in St. Paul. Bddy and I were
deadly rivals is those days not pals.
You see. we lived in different sections
of the city and each of us was the
leader of his gang. Eddy was a tough
little rat in those days wasn't you.
Eddy?"
Eddy Ready Jumped-and looked sur
prised, but Mike, unheeding, continued:
"We the gangs were rivals in ev
erything that went to make up a
youngster's life baseball. marbles,
green apples and hookey, etc. After
school we had many a stubborn snow
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Base of Pyramids
ir at any time the ball is thrown to
a base before him and canght by
the baseman, the player is out If
a player starts for a base he must
continue. You 'see, there is no such
thing as "getting a lead." The base
runner can ran on fly balls In this
league; though. The -pitcher is not
allowed to throw curves alas poor
Marquard!) He must put 'em over
to the satisfaction of the batter, or
the said batter is not compelled to
strike at it There are no balls and
strikes called. One strike is out and
fouls or tips are not counted: and for
the length of the game it seems to
last all afternoon.
Crabs Abwbk the Flayer.
But what they lack in science and
Cobbism was made up in spirit Holy
bulrushes! What crabs they are.
"Scarabs," they call' em here. And
we should remark they are the worst
in baseball.
Egyptians, you must Know, rarely
' flsrht that is. engage in real physical
! Hubbard" and a pigtail fez a tearing
up the grass around the home grounds'
Can you imagine hint doing it a sec
ond time? No?
What a spectacle it was a baseball
game at the base of the pyramids!
And suddenly, as we fanned on, the
riddle of the Sphinx, the puzzle of
i the ages, solved itself! Simply awful.
now amour sirapie: mere is nor
the slightest question but that it was
erected for the same purpose as are
certain wooden signs which 'adorn our
ball parks in America. In fact the
heiroglyphics across its forehead are
plainly legible so plain that we could
i read 'em ourselves,
It said:
I "Hit the Sphinx and receive 50
i piastres;"
ball battle tougn. ones, too you know
how gangs are?1 Eddy and L being
the leaders of our sides, naturally grew
to be the greatest of rivals. At that
time we were about evenly matched
as to size, speed and skill in most
events."
"If they had left us alone we never
would have fought though," broke in
Ready.
They call Eddy Ready because that
Is his name and because that is the
color! of his hair.
"I never dared yon to knock that
chip off my shoulder, did IT said
Eddy.
"Neither did I dare you to cross that
line either, did I?" retorted Mike.
"Well, somebody did." they both
shouted in chorus.
And that is how the fight started.
Wo won't describe the ftght can't
even repeat what they told us except
both declared it was the very hardest
battle.
May be. though, we can get 'em to
fight it over again for us what say?
rKILBANTE IS NOW READY
TO KI6HT LTCSHTWSiCSHTS
Oakland. Cal.. June 3. Johnny Kil
bane. of Cleveland, featherweight box
ing champion, has arrived here with
his wife, two babies, trainer and man
ager to begin preparations for his in
vasion of the ranks of the lightweights
because he has found few matches
available in his own class. Kilbane
will take on Jimmy Fox for a 10 round
bout June 10.
"Kilbane wfll give Wolgast a match
If Wolgast beats Dundee." said Kil
bane's manager, "and challenges from
other lightweights will be considered."
New Umpire for Western League.
Lincoln, Neb June 3. Umpire Ftiz
simmons of the Western league Is to
leave the circuit unless he comes to
terms with president O'Neill before he
is relieved by umpire Colllflower. Col
llflower was to have been here Sun
day but failed to show up and Fitz
simmons stayed over a day to umpire
the Lincoln-Topeka game.
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