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Big Leaguers Can Furnish
Great Alibis For Blunders
By Billy Evans
All Have Strong Excuses Readily Invented to Explain "Bonehead" Plays, and Sometimes They Make Them Stick
pi ASEBAXi. furnishes some of the , the way lie had prolonged the same,
i-C irmct ntrannlinarv nlihio imao-. I but Pme itSS tOO mUCh for me.
1J , . , -, . i it i "I thofuckt we only needed three runs
f- inable. Two that I recall as orig- to IJIi; or I would have stretched
inated by Ping Bodie, of the White that hit Into a home run," was his
Sox, and Hank Perry, for a time with ' reply. Don't believe I ever saw Ping
Detroit are decided, out ut the ordi- , run uite ft'efore in mylife.
naty. i Collegnltt Had Some Alilti.
When Perry joined the Tigers his ' In a gam tears south Hnghey Jen
renutation as a sluersrer had m-eceded ' nines sienafc'd' r the squeeze play, a
him. The Detroit outfield was such a . man being- im .-Mitrd. Of course, the,
puzzle the opposition he trier! to tret
too much on the ball, was wild, and J
being constantly- in the hole, was
forced to put the ball over and trust
to luck. In such cases the Athletics
hopped on the cripple and in three inn
ings had piled np a seven run lead.
That marked the exit of the recruit.
i As he walked past me on the way to
' the bench I whispered:
"It is a trifle different starting
strong one, however, that it was im- I runner dashed-Eft as the pitcher deliv. , "Y." Bj .. , ,
possible for Perry to break in as a rerea the ban, and in so doing, almost i " " "?", v" i"--nug iuur m
regular Several times Jennings sent i hit the runner on the head with the ive .1"m?? J0" setting a chance
him to but in the pinch, and each time ' bat. The batter connected safely, JPltcn that 10 mll?utes workout
he responded with long drives that ' driving the ball over the right field- i failed to get me properly warmed up.
were captured by the outfield Know- I er's head for a home run. Jennings ,WB "lb response ine next time tney
mg tha Perry hit the ball hard when , uiant enthuse a Wt, On tne contrary,
Only Seven Clubs Are
Carried By Golfer
London, England, Jan. 3. Harry Vardon.
the crack golfer, in describing the equip
ment he uses on the links, says: '
"In addition to my mtdlron I carry a
driver and two brassies. Of the latter,
one is straight faced while the other is
lofted so as to help in cuppy Ilea I have
a cleek and a driving; iron. The former
makes the greater distance, but the driv
ing iron is useful when the shot is of. a
length which does not demand the use of
a cieek. There arc the two mashies which
I have already recommended the golfer to
use, especially in long grass or against the
wind, and a niblick and a putter complete
the armament. I think It is just about
sufficient for anybody An undue profu
sion of implements' often leads to hesita
tion in the selection of a club for a par
ticular shot and a general state of confu
Ann Arbor. &Hch . .Tan 3 Bv h
intend usiner me rm troinir to insist nn ! scheduling of the Harvard football same
he connectedf the outfTeldeTs o&ved I he was very muved. No one was ' owtaR at least an hour before game for next fail the University of Michigan
extremely deep for him. I looking for th squeeze, and had the ? tne i rimming handed the youth , ege on the grTdiron man Four eastern
A few davs later with the bases ' batter bunted he would have had the
filled and two down Jennings yanked i infield flat footed. He .called the col-
out tne pitcner and sent Perry into ' iegian aawn in gooa style tie ai
bat He urged him to take a crack
at the ball and break up the game.
Perry, as he stepped to -the plate, no
ticed that the fielders backed up al
most to the fence for him. Perry had
an idea. He decided he would pull the
unexpected. The pitcher, knowing that
Perry could hit, tried to get him to
go after a bad ball, but Perry re
fused. Finally the count stood three
balls and no strikes It was a cinch
that the pitcher would try to get the
next one over, for If he failed it would
force In a run It was over, but Perry
let it pro by The umpire declared it
That was good enough baseball, but
it was up to Perry to take a crack
at the next one if It was over. The
pitcher sent another one right O'er,
but Perry stood motionless. It was
declared a strike by the umpire, mak
ing the count three balls and two
strikes. lenmngs, on the coaching line,
was raving like mad. The next ball
was in the same place, but once macro
Perry refused to hit at it. It was de
clared a strike, retiring the batter and
the sloe, and ending a rally.
Perry Did the laexpected.
This time as Perry approaced the
most keeled over in a faint, however.
when the collegian, on -being asked
why he had ever switched, replied.
"Didn't you see the right fielder
creeping in on me?"
A few years ago the .-Chicago Amer
icans secured a pitcher from one of
the smaller minor leagues. In batting
practice the recruit showed a lot of
stuff when pitted against the regu
lars It looked very much as if the
White Sox had picked up a real find
in the youngster.
In order to get the recruit accus
tomed to big league -ways, also to ac
quire confidence, he was sent into
pitch after several games were hope-
.v. i tt hi ..i.-i,T . i elevens win tie met, Syracuse. Cornell.
the least He will probably be a star , Pennsylvania and Harvard The rule which
by W. G. Evans.
CIIUCES MAN HAS CLOSK
I CALL IX A COLLISION
Mr. and Mrs. Gus Manasse, of Las
Cruees, N. M., narrowly escaped serious
injury and possible death Thursday af
ternoon when the automobile in which
they were riding struck a telegraph
pole on the UDoer vallev road about 10
miles north of El Paso. Mr. Manasse,
headed fox El Paso, was following be
hind a car, also coming toward town.
wnen tne collision occurred.
prevents the Michigan players from begin
ning active Dractice until the. middle or
I September and the lateness with which, the
regular season Is started will give- Har
vard about two weeks advantage over the
Wolverines when the 'two clash on Octo
This is not the first time that Michigan
has met Harvard on the. gridiron, for in
1896 Michigan sent a team east which
plavea both Harvard and Tale, losing to
both by small scores. -
I ah04 rf ll.m L.A ..... m..nK 1 .1
lessly lost. In each lnstane the young middle of the road just as he attempted
-u pass, iorcuig mm into tne aitcn a
nearby telephone pole brought his car
pitcher came through in the most an
proved style. Before the start of one
of the games with the Athletics he
was sitting on the bench next to me.
I complimented him on his work of the
dav previous It was late in the sea
son and he had yet to start his first
Wanted t Show the Natives.
Tm getting tired of this big league
stuff," remarked the youngster in re
sponse to my words of praise, "I would
ratner oe back in the bushes where
bench he was roasted by every Detroit , vou get a chance to display your abil
Tilayer, but instead of being sore or i ity."
disgusted he wore a broad smile. As "Many of the present stars held
he took the usual drink of water, ens- j down the bench for a couple of years
iinary aiier sinning out, ne re- i Deiore getting a chance." I replied?
"Well, if it wasn't for that blind
umpire I would have pulled the unex
pected They felt sure I would hit
the ball, but I fooled them by waiting
'em out." Perry is no longer with De
troit. One day last summer Callahan sent
Ping Bodie to bat in the ninth in place
of the pitcher The Sox were five
runs behind and two were out. Natur
ally Ping tried his best to hit but
fanned. As he walked back to the
bench he remarked to me with a smile-
"What is the use of hitting with no
one on the bases and five runs behind?
It would only have prolonged the
pame few weeks later Ping went
t the bat with the bases filled, two
to an abrupt stop.
CLABUY AW PKTKOSKBY AJIE
MATCHKD rOB BOUT JAN. 17
Los Angeles. Calif., Jan. 3. Jim-ny
Clabby of Hammond, Ind., and "Sailor"
Petroskey of San Francisco were matched
today to go SO rounds at Vernon on the
afternoon of January 17. The men will
weigh in at 1SS pounds at 10 o'clock in
the morning ; t
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Harvard Football Stars
Cant Write For Papers
Cambridge, Mass., Jan. i Following
close on the report that Capt Brickleyand
"Tack" Hardwick. of the Harvard football
team, had been offered 100 per game to
write expert reviews for newspaper oext
fall, comes the announcement that players
will be asked not to write signed articles,
as such articles are not in keeping with
the athletic standard of the university.
At a recent meeting held by the member
of the team it was decided that the men
wojld be asked to discontinue the practice
of signing articles for publication, although
there was no objection to the football play
ers doing general college newspaper work.
MUKPHY WAENS HIS
. MEN NOT TO JUMP
Chicago. Ill . Jan. 3 Charles W. Murphy,
president of the Chicago National league
club, served notice on the ballplayers under
contract with the club that he would take
legal steps to prevent them, if any players
should attempt to desert to the Federal
league. Letters were mailed to each man
on the club roster, notifying him that he
was expected to fulfill the contract held
by the club
"The Chicago club " Murphy wrote, "not
only has a moral but a legal right to year
services. This is to Inform yon that this
right will be protected t the IuIMe$ ex
tent of the law.
"One thing is sure and that is that ao
player who jumps his contract, and that In
cludes the legal option to reserve Us ear
vice and all other parts ,as well, will he
allowed to play elsewhere.
"In other words, if the Chicago National
league club is raided by persona having
the instinct of pirates, the law of the land
will be invoked for its ffotection."
Gibbons Will Not Fight Clabby
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Claims He Is Better Off fia the South
TTTin firm .
reporter Gfcr For Some P&
To the 1'nWIc.
H. Q. Sadler has resigned his posi
tion as i-ve stock agent for the St
Louis & San Francisco Railway, to be
come associated witK the El Paso
Livestock Commission -company in all
of its branches of c&jamission busi
ness, and his friends "will "find him
at the offices of this company-in the
American National Bank building.
El Paso Livestock Caromissicm.Co.
Charles F Hunt presjdeax.
? m -i-
Mordecal Brown, who recently signed'
a contract to manage the St Louis1 Fed
eral club, is making efforts to sign "Kins?'
Cole, formerly of the Chicago Cubs, wh
was drafted last season by the New York
Americans. Cole has not denied the report
or announced that he would accept.
Gunboat Smith, who is considered to be
world's champion because of his recant
defeat of Arthur Felkey, was once knocked
out by a third-rater. Denver Jack Geyer.
knocked Smith cold in the ninth round
of a scheduled 29 round contest at Taft.
Cal. Augnst 13. 19 1 L After sending
Smith to the floor three times Gerer lifted
the Gunner from the canvas and carried
him to his corner
President Schuyler Britten has heard
nothing of the reports that Miller Hug
pins has a deal on with owner Charles
W. Murphy of the Chicago Caba Britton
also denied the report that Mfke Kelley
late manager of the IndlanapeUs Amilcan
association club, was to come to the Car
dinals as a scout.
Larney Lichtenstein new manager of
Jimmy Clabby, middle .veight champion, has
arrived in Los Anaeles from the east.
I Lichtenstein was disappointed at the news
bout with Clabby Clabby can secure ony
nuznoer oi in-rouna ngnts In tne east, ac
cording to Lichtenstein. who has received
Str players have been released by the
BesUiu Red Sox to minor league clubs.
Charfe Hall, a pitcher; lnfielder McNally;
DDT REDDT. manager of Mike Gib- Albta Ckristram. a first baseman; Martm
bons, denies the report that Gibbons Krug, i shortstop, Grover Brant, a pitcher,
has accepted, the offer of Pacific nd && Backer Mundy, are the players
coast nromoters to box Jimmv Clabby released. Hail was the only veteran to be
Reddy says that the New Orleans dab dissafssed.
has made Gibbons a far better offer than
McCarey. ' Reddy stated that Gibbons did' Brooklyn will be the eighth etty la the
not object to traveling the derby roots Federal league, according to a high official
in the west but insists on fighting in New of the outlaw circuit James A. Gilmore.
nresjaent oi tne league, nas gone ease tram
Chicago, presumably with the intention at
placing a team in either New Tork or
Brooklyn The Toronto franchise will be
awarded to Brooklyn, it is said. The
schedule will be arranged so that each
team in the league can play Sunday ban.
Jimmy Clabby is trying golf as a team
ing method. Clabby heard, so mack about
Willie Ritchie and other boxers playing
golf when working for a fight. ' he resotvM
to try it
Arthur Devlin, former (Bant ant BeeUm
shortstop, has failed- as manager of the
Oakland Coast league dab. Kis usdd that
the strict discipline which Devlin exacted
from players did not 'make friends tor hfm
on the coast. The former National ln
fielder win 'not be asked to sign a con
tract to manage the league, daring the
coming; season. It is said.
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ELECTRIC CARS TO
FEATURE AUTO SHOW
Philadelphia. Pa,, Jan. 3. There will
be over 60 exhibitors taking part in
the Philadelphia Automob&e show,
which opens next Friday at the Met
ropolitan building. Broad and Waihe.
that Gibbons had called off the proposed I streets. Several of the brg manufac-
""Bts ww are snowing tou week at
the New York show have made ar
rangements to bring their cars, to this
city. A large part of the exhibition
space will be taken up by manufaeti"
ers of -electric cars, especially of tne
commercial tpe. The space devoted to
accessories has also been well filled.
TheyUbQ'tLefJ,Eifif Smoke By "Hop"
"That may be all right for some of
them, but I'm ready to go the route in
the big league now. I'm a whole lot
better than a bunch of those fellows
who get knocked out only to have me
finish the game. Instead of starting
a game I warm up for five innings
and then finish it."
The youngster was very much dis
couraged. The great success he had met with
on each appearance made him feel con
fident of his ability to deliver. I told
him that his chance to make irnnA
would come in due time, if he was but r
iruwwib. ULiailgClJ CUUUII 1L UiUJie LOS I
next afternoon. Crippled condition of t
tne pitcning staff practically made It
necessary mat ne oe used to stare the
out and three runs needed to tie. He ) game-. Naturally he was nervous. The
Tripled and the game went extra inn-J sensation of starting a game was en
mgs before Chicago finally won. Two tirely different from finishing a Con
or three innings later I referred to I test that was lost. In his effort to
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and for Monday, we've added fresh fuel to the flames.
The Greatest Sacrifice Sale of High Grade Suits, Overcoats, Hats, Shirts,
Underwear and Furnishing Goods Ever Held in the Southwest
Any Suit or Overcoat
in the House, values
up to $30.00. for
Hats at Give-Away
$1.50 and $2.00 Hats .... 75c
$2.50 Hats : $1.18
$3.00 Hats. . . ..;.-. . . $1.50
$3.50 Hats . . $1.75
$4.00 Hats $2.25
Shirts at Less than
$1.25 Shirts . . . 69c
s . . . 9
, . $1.15
. . $1.25
Ladies' $1.50 Shirts for 69c
50c Neckties now . . 29c
75c Neckties now , . 39c
$1.00 Neckties now . 45c
50c Underwear . .
$1.25 Underwear .
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