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Batting Slump Sends Cardinals Toward Cellar; Giants Fatten on Pirates
SPf AD THE CUB
It's a Hard, Cruel World "After All
TIMKEEFE'S GREAT VICTORY
Little Stories-Told About Baseball
. B W. A. Phdon.
IT WAS long ago--nearly a quarter
of a century and the Giants for
so they called them, even then
vtre grappling with the mighty Bos
tons In a death struggle The season
of 1889 was near a close; a game taken
either way meant everything and it
vas Tim Keefe against John Clarkson,
i-wing vs Kelly.
Two and two the score stood as, the
eighth bgan and then there was &
crackle of bats, a scurry of flying out
field figures, a long slide at the plate
and Billy Nash was home Moans
and waitings from the stands: then
a heartening cheer from the optftnls
1 c and the Giants rallied. Two down.
and Ward at second. Roger Connor
T ulled a raking hit through center;
the !all leaped fiendishly away from
w.e ciutcning hands, and cpnnor went
ail the way around, almost stepping
on Word's heels as John loped easily
Roston's final chance and how tney
1 aped to the work, and how they
flogged that leather! Arthur Whitney
stooped one up at third and threw
too high. Keefe bent one close, and
the ball glanced off a batter's knee.
-A hit crashed savagely, but Mike Kel
t's warning word held back the man
R ho was Just turning third. "Take no
c nances yet, bo!" cried King Kel.
' Wait er minit--anything at all will
' rins iou in!" Sacks full, and no one
Keefe drove one in, andvlt clicked
BASEBALL RESULTS Thursday games
At Philadelphia. ' B-.H.B.
Cleveland , 1 6 a
Philadelphia - ' -
Batteries: Cleveland. Falkeaberg.
Blanding and Cartach; Philadelphia.
Plank and Lapp.
At Washington. ' K. H. K.
Chicago 4 1 3
Washington 10 2
Batteries: Chicago, Cicotte. Scot
and Schalk; Washington, Groom and
At Boston. R.H.E.
St Louis 2 4,2
'.op ton ... .3 9 1
Batteries: St. Louis, Baumgardner
rnd Aguew. Boston. BdStent and Carrl
pan At New York. R. H. K.
Ietroit 1 6 2
New York 2 S
Batteries: Detroit, Lake and Ron
dtau, New York. Schulz and Gossett.
American Leagae Standings.
St Louis ......21
.ew York 12
L. Pet. Win. Lose.
11 .77 .780 .700
1C .CSC .892 .C73
23- .540 .549 .529
25 .528 .537 .519
24 .500 .510 .490
S3 .389 .400 .582
36 .3C8 .379 .3C2
3C .250 .265- .245
"Where They Play Sasrday.
St. Louis at Boston.
Detroit at New Tork.
Cleveland at Philadelphia.
Chicago at Washington.
NATIONAL LEAGUE. .
At Chicago. R. H. B.
Brooklyn .-X 2
Chicago - 13
Batteries: Brooklyn. Ruckec And
filler. Fischer; Chicago, Humphries
At Pittsburg. R.H.K.
e York ............. 13 5
Pittsburg ....5 1
Batteries: New Tork. Tesreaa, Craa
i'all and Meyers; Pittsburg. Camnitx,
Robinson and Gibson, Kelly.
At Cincinnati. R.H.E.
Boston - ? 12 1
Cincinnati 3 ( 3
Batteries: Boston. Rudolph and
"Whaling. RarMen; Cincinnati, Suggs
At St Louis. R..K
Pt Louis 5 11 1
Batteries: Philadelphia, Alexander
and Killifer: St. Louis, Steele, Burke
and Wingo. Roberts.
National League Standings.
L. Pet Win. Lose.
13 .705 .711 .889
It .578 .587 .5
21 .523 .533 .511
24 .520 .529 .510
25' .490 .500 .480
28 .440 .451 .431
28 .422 .435 .413
32 .SCO .373 .353
New York 20
St. Louis ......22
Where They Play Saturday.
New York at Pittsburg.
Boston at Cincinnati. , - -Brooklyn
Philadelphia at St Louis.
. R. H. E.
nalveston . .......... .7 11 3
Dallas - - . . .9 IK 0
Batteries: Galveston, Roberts and
Towers; Dallas, Hornsby and Jjackley.
At Beaumont R. H. E.
TVaumont 4 10 1
Fort Worth 1 6 1
Batteries: . Beaumont Martina and
Reynolds; Fort Worth. NoUey and
At San Antonio. R. H. K.
San Antonio 3 4 2
Austin 2 S 5
Batteries: San Antonio. Davenport
and Price, Austin, Flanagan and Bobo.
At Houston. R. H. K.
Houston .... 4 S 2
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Only a foul no foul strikes in those
days. Zlss the next one bent way out.
"One b-a-a-ll!" Whirr Buck Swing
scooped the next one on the sod.
Twoto- ba-alls!" . "Steady. Tlmr
grunted Swing but the ball went
overhead, and Buck's ham -hand
dragged it down. "Three ba-a-aUs!"
Ping across, the platter. "Sturrike
Zoom Waist high and centered.
The Boston batsman swung like a
flapping clothesline at the next, and
the ball sank into Swing's hand.
B-r-r-r! "Sturrike one."
The batter spun like a' top, but the
balrwas already past strike two.
Whopp! The glove closed firmly on
the ball "Sturrike three."
It was King Kel himself that stepped
up now and as he danced and mocked,
strike one flashed by. "'Nother like
that, Tim!" laughed the king and
such another one it was but the king
missed clean. Keefe straightened up
and held the ball for the fraction of
a minute. A red ray from the detaining
sun caught the king full across the
eyes. Through the blurred mist some
thing drove, whisring whirring and
he swung heavily.
"Sturrike three!" With three on.
none down, and three balls called, Tim
Keefe had pitched nine successive
strikes and not even a foul had been
called among the nine! Copyright, by
Waco . x..l 4
Batteries: Houston. Dries and Rey
nolds; Waco. Ton man and Carson.
Second game. R. H. K.
Houston . -v ."A 4 0
Batteries: Houston. Ware and Allen;
Waco. Jost and ReiUy.
Texas League Standing.
Houston ...36 27
Dallas 35 27
San Antonio I....S4 28
Waco ...I, J3 32
Austin .... . . .. .. .. . .31 32
Galveston 28 34
Fort Worth, 27 35
Beaumont v. .17 34
Where They Play'' Saturday.
Austin at Galveston.
Waco at Beaumont.
. Dallas at San AntonioT
Fort Worth at Houston.
At Des Moines Des Moines, 1J St.
At Topeka Topeka, 2; Wichita, 4.
At Omaha Omaha. IS; Lincoln, 7.
St. Joseph 29
Des Moines 2C
Sioux City 21
"Where They Play Saturday.
Denver at Sioux City.
St. Joseph at Des Moines.
Wichita at Topeka. "
Lincejn at Omaha.
Batteries: Oakland. Abies,
..3 7 3
and Roarer; San Francisco.
and Schmidt (Eleven innings.
At Los Angeles. R. H. E.
Sacramento . .............10 13 1
Venice ... ......... 8 IS 4
Batteries: Sacramento, Stroud and
Bliss, Reitmeyer; Venice. Griffin,
Harkness. Ferguson, Raleigh vand El
At Portland. , R. H. B.
Portland 2 13 2
Los Angeles.. 6 8 1
- Batteries: Portland. Krann. Krause
and Fisher; Los Angeles. Perritt and I
Coast League Standings.
Los Angeles v.. 43 27
Oakland 3S SI
Portland 31 43
Venice . 34 38
San Francisco 34 3C
Sacramento 29 34
"Where They Play Saturday.
Los Angeles at Portland.
Sacramento at Venice.
Oakland at San Francisco.
' AMERICAN ASSOCIATION.
' At Toledo Toledo. ; Milwaukee, 7.
At Indianapolis Indianapolis, 8;
Kansas City, 3.
At Columbus Columbus, , 5; St
America H Association Standings. -Won.
St Paul 29
Kansas City ..: 28
Where They Play Saturday.
Indianapolis at Columbus.
Louisville at Toledo. .
Minneapolis at Kansas City.
St Paul at Milwaukee.
At Birmingham Birmingham;
At New Orleans New Orleans,
At Mobile Mobile. 5: Memphis, 2.
At Chattanooga Chattanooga, 4; At'
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liollie Zeider. the speed little secniil 'MMnidn and formi r captain of
the Chicago White Sox, -went from that turn to the New York Yankees,
along with Baker Borton, the hard hitting first baseman, in exchange for
Hal Chase. It is the general opinion in famlom that manager Chance made
a good bargain in nailing these two men for Chase Zeider is a clever all
around, man and is bound to bolster up that shaky Highlander infield.
Whether Borton is used at first or in the outfield, his presence will be felt
because of his batting ability. He is a. 300 man and the peerless leader hopes
that his new teammates will become infected with Bdr ton's batting fever.
Few Pitchers are Able to Fool Ty Cobb
"Georgia Peach" Keeps Up Batting Record With Tripies,,DwiWes and Singles;
Has Whiffed hut a Tew Times This Season.
ADMIRERS of Tyrus Raymond
Cobb have a right to be proud
of the record amassed by the
Georgia Peach 'during the first month
of the present campaign. Participating
In 24 games, of which his team won 11.
LCobb hit safely in 20 combats and in
one or these It should be remembered
that he was an added starter and got a
chance to bat only once, which oppor
tunity he imDi-oved bv nolinsr a sacri
Few Pltcherx Fool Cebh.
The gunners who slipped ciphers into
Cobb's basehit column were Ray Keat
ing and Ray Fisher, of the Highland
ers, on May 7 and s, respectively; Har
ry White and Bill Lange, of the White
Sox, on May 4, and Tom Hughes and
Tom Drohan. of the Senators, on
In the score of contests in which
Cobb hit safely, he obtained 32 singles,
three doubles and three triples, his bat
ting average from April 29 to May 28.
inclusive, being .475. He has made
three hits five times this season, two
hits eight times and one hit seven
times. His best record in the way of
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consecutive clouting came in the games
of May 19 and 20 with the Athletics,
when he got six hits 'in the same num
ber of trips to the plate.
Veaeh Bats la Most Runs.
Tyrus Raymond, who seems bent on
carrying off the automobile trophy for
the third time, has put the finishing
touches to 14 of the Tigers' tallies,
sending in seven on clean hits, four on
aerial sacrifice and three on infield
outs. He is not the Tigers' leading
batter-in of runs as yet for Bobby
Veach. who has played in 16 more con
ests. has driven in four more counters.
On the percentage basis, however, Cobb
outranks Veach as a timely thumper.
Cobb faced 30 American league pitch
ers from April 29 to May 28. inclusive,
and only four men succeeded in fanning-
him. Bob Russell, of the White
Sox, whiffed Tyrus on May 3; Ray
Keating, of the Highlanders, struck him
out twice on May 7 (that day the Dixie
Demon complained his eyes bothered
him). Buck O'Brien, of the Red Sox,
claimed Ty as a strikeout victim on
May 13, and 12 days later Walter Lev
trenz, of the Browns, set him down via
the strikeout line.
Caught la Attempts to Pilfer.
Cobb has drawn 17 passes in 24
games, and has been successful in 42
out of 16 steals he has essayed. The
men who turned him back when h
tride to steal were Henry, of Washing
ton. . twice; Carrtgan. of Boston, once,
and Lapp, of Philadelphia, once.
TIXKER IS SUSPENDED.
Cincinnati. O, June 13. President
August Herrmann, of the Cincinnati
National league team, has received
word from president Lynch of the
league that manager Tinker had been
suspended for Ins conduct in Wednes
day's game with Philadelphia pending
the receipt of tne umpire's official ver
sion ot the affair Tinker had a fist
titrht with siiond baseman Knabe of
th, Tin! uli li.hia I'jm
EL PASO BOY WINS
ATHLETIC HONORS j
Ana Porter, "Winner f Medal at Binary
' College. Will Spend Summer
Vaeatloa la El Pane.
Asa Porter has won the all around
v athletic medal at Emory college, Ox
ford, Ga. The El Paso athlete excelled
IH All UL tue .-; v w. m--
tennis, stood high in his class work
and was selected tor me menu nra
over three other applicants. Asa, who
is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Por
ter, 828 Prospect avenue, will return
home Sunday to spend the summer va
cation with his parents.
A clipping from the Atlanta Jou-nal,
under an Oxford. Ga.. date line, has
the following to say of young Porter's
"Asa Porter, of El Paso, Texas, was
awarded the Oliver Quimby Melton
medal for the best all around athlete
and student. Porter Is a member of
the sophomore class, and since his en
trance in college two years ago has
been awarded an E in every branch
of athletics except tennis. His class
room work has ben good, which gives
him eligibly for the medal. He was
chosen over three other students
whose names were presented to a com
mitted." ARTICLES ARE SIGNED
FOR JUAREZ BOUTS
Weight forfeits were posted and ar
ticles signed in Juarez Thursday night
for the boxing show to be held at the
Juarez arena on June 22. Instead of
135 at 10 oclock. it' was agreed to make
156 by both fighters in the main event.
seven hours before the fight. Gordon
declared that his best fighting weight
was 150 pounds at 10 oclock. Herrick
said any weight was agreeable to him.
and that.be could easily make 155 ring
side. Ruff Toles and Clarence Ross, who
will participate in the semi-windup,
have agreed to make 148 ringside.
Spider Moffatt and Frankie Marshall,
protege of "Kid" Lee, have agreed to j
nuuee no at tne ring, au six or tae
principals are in training. Marshall is
working at the Cottage. Herrick at a
booze bazaar on Stanton street, and
Gordon on San Francisco street.
OC0AXOR TO TKST LEGALITY
OF ORGANIZED BASEBALL
St. Louis, Mo., June 13. John J.
O'Connor, manager of the St. Louis
I Federal baseball team, is to test the
legality' or organized baseball In the
The petition which is already pre
pared, will ask $25,000 damages for
O'Connor's banishment from organised
baseball, and , will name each of the
eight clubs In the American league as
defendants, and charges that the Na
tional baseball agreement is a viola
tion of the Sherman anti-trust law.
The legality of the "reserve clause"
in baseball contracts is attacked.
CASSICS WINS FAST RACK
ON TRACK AT DBL RIO
Alpine. Tex.. June 13. One of the
fastest three-eighths of a mile race oni
record in west Texas "was run in Del
Rio between Cassius. owned by Knox,
of Cuero. and Lady Puritan. Lady
, nri tan was a neck ahead at the quar
ter, but at the finish Cassius led by
j two lengths. The purse was $2000.
i Immediately after the race Cope, of
jseevuie, maicnea nis Ace or Hearts
against Cassius. the race to be run on
July 4, in Del Rio.
CTVK CREWS PRACTICE
ON THE POLGIIKKBPSIB COURSE
Poughkeepsie. N. T., June IS. The
crews of Cornell. Pennsylvania, Colum
bia, Wisconsin, and Washington were
out for practice yesterday over the
Poughkeepsie course. The Washing
ton four oared crew was the first on the
water, putting in nine miles at easy
paces before the other crews appeared.
As the crew is still using Cornell's
shell, the men had td get off the water
before Cornell could start.
COULON AND WILLIAMS
Wil.l. FIGHT ATBALTIMDRB
Los Angeles. Calif.. June 13. Ban
tamweight champion Johnny Coulon. of
Chicago, and Johnny Williams, of Bal
timore, are matched to fight here the
night of July 29 for the bantamweight
championship of the world.
CARPEJiTIBR AND WELLS SIGN
FOR FIGHT IN LONDON
London, Eng , June 13 Georges Car
pen tier, "the French heavyweight pugi-
heavyweight, have signed articles for a I
return match in London in November. 1
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New Men With Yankees Show Speed
Frank Chance Think His Improved Infield Will Hold Up CakrweM Develops
I ' Into a fast Sprinter.
By ALLBK SAKGKEE
EW YORK, -June 13. Though
Hal Chase has been severely
criticised this season, there
seems.no particular call to pan him
now that he's gone.
From the very first Chance an
nounced that he wuld trade Hal or
anybody else on the club if he could
get something more than a bat bag in
exchange. Anybody can see that this
club requires an entire vacuum sweep-
I ing. The men were "sot in their
ways. They had one. line of thought
Chase was hissed and booed by a
bunch who would do the same to Matty
if he fiwered a couple of days in
At the same time it is better that
Chase has left us, for he had been too
long in one corral. His is of a some
what eccentric temperament, and
while Borton may not be as flossy as
Harold at the early cushion, he'll be
of more service ,
New manager; new men. That's
what the club needed, and. it occur3
to us. that Chance is doing about all
that could be expected.
This present infield is no world's
champion outfit, but do you observe
that Sweeney is pegging about 50 per
cent more skilfully than in years?
The answer is that Peckinpaugh can
handle a throw and touch a runner.
He looks better at short than any one
we've' ogled since Kid Elberfeld.
whose legs and feet were spiked
every' other square inch.
Infield Will Hold Up.
"I believe this infield will hold up."
j Cardinals Suffer From Batting Slump
Manager Hoggins Refuses to Bench
Thinking Lock Will Change Soon
T. LOUIS. Mo., June IS. Some base
ball managers believe in switch
ing their players, shaking up
their batting order and even benching
those performers who are not hitting
when the team hits a slump.
The Cardinals have lost many games
in a row, but manager Huggins stead
fastly refuses to make a move. He
figures the luck should change, inas
much as his players are trying hard,
but try as hard as they may, they con
tinue to lose, stuffing off many of
their battles by the wlerdest sort of
base running by everybody but
the manager is one reason why the
Cardinals are losing. Another is the
failure of Koney and Magee to get
a hit with men on the bases. Mowrey
and Oakes can shuffle out a trump oc
casionally in the pinch, while Hug in
variably bobs up with a single when
one is, needed, but Magee and Koney
go merrily along registering failure
after fcJlure when the safe Knocks are
McGraw. of the Giants, benched
Fletcher for his failure to hit at the
start of the season, and Fletcher, once
reinstated, began hitting with fiendish
glee. He beat the Cardinals with a
triple and a doable at the fag end of
a frolic. McGraw also sidetracked
Snodgrasa. aao even fired Devore for
their early slump. Snodgrass has im
proved now that he's back in the
game. So there really may be some
thing to this changing of the team's
personnel, although boss Huggins re
fuses to fall for the gag.
The recent slump of the Cardinals
has had Its effect on the box office.
The attendance of late has been very
light, less than 15,000 turning out for
three games with New Tork.
The CardV Big Drop.
The Cardinals have plunged from
third to sixth place and they are now
a fraction ahead of the Braves, who
hold the seventh hole.
Of course, the breaks are going
against the Cardinals, if there are
such things as breaks in baseball. As
an instance- San ford Burk, used in
the role of relief pitcher against Cin
cinnati, looked like a prise piece of
brie a brae He showed in games that I
either were safely won or hopelessly '
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I observed Chance, and "Husk" is no
If Sweeney could only kill that
double steal which an hands are pull
ing, he'd contribute to the ayety or
nations. Lord and Rath engineered
it. the latter scoring. Peck appeared
to be a little slow on the return throw.
at that. The Athletics have this play
down to a science, and Ty Cobb will
hardly take a chance pulling the de
lay with Collins and Barry on the
An incident worth recalling in the
first victory on domestic turf was the
appearance of Ray Caldwell as a
pinch runner. By all tokens the tele
graph tapper from Tidote should make
a second Cy Seymour or any other goo 1
fielder developed from a pitcher Not
because bus name Is Ray though the
Ray, Ray, Ray lads all are goin
nicely now but because he is fast as -scared
coyote skipping from buoy to
buoy, and a sweet hitter.
Ton can't take out Hartzell or Wol
ter very well", and certainly not
"Woodsman" Cree, who, although he
has temporarily lost his swatting orb.
is the best of the out gardeners. Bui
one other smart efficiency outfielder
is badly needed, and it would seem
fair judgment to forget' about Cald
well ever being a twirler and gia
him plenty of batting practice.
Caldwell Fair SpriMer.
Caldwell showed himself a spnnte"
on heavy tracks when he tied tbe
score, running for Hartzell. who had
singled. At that, if Caldwell can hit
consecutively be might give some of
the present outfielders a battle. He
really looks like a natural born far
Players Who Are Wot Batting tbe Pellet,
Team Drops From IJrird to Sixth Place.
lost he blew with the spontaneity of
a tire Jabbed with an ice pick.
Then Polly Perritt. who looked none
too well in two trials against the Reds,
was called upon and he had oodles of
stuff. But alas, the game was hopeless
ly lost. Surely that's tough luck!
Rumors of trades are rife these das
at Roblson field. One has it the Cards
will get a pitcher from the Phillies
in exchange for an outfielder. Another
says Hug may pass over an infielder t
the Braves for a curvist. Still another
has to do with a swap with the Cubs.
but these are only rumors. In the
meantime the fans are sitting tight.
with thumbs down, waiting for some
thing to happen.
Something must happen soon.
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