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EL PASO HERALD-SPORTS, RECREATION and OUTDOOR LIFE
14 Week-End Edition, May 19-20, 1917.
IGOLFER WHO HASAN ENGAGEMENTSATURDAY A.M.
U SUNDAY I TEII
Much. Interest in Clash Between League Leaders at the
Rio Grande Park; Norton-Books and Weston
Teams Willi Meet in First Game of Af ternon.
Weston vs. Xorton-Bookn.
Purity vs. Feldmnn.
THIS Is the war they -will line up
Sunday afternoon at Rio Grande
Dark In the first and second
games that are expected to develop
some of the hardest fought baseball
that has been seen around here In a
long while. Interest centers In the
second game in particular as both the
neldman and Purity teams have put
up some hard games this season, iq
their last two battles the Feldman
boys came off victorious and as the
Bakers are certain to make a stiff
fight to retain their position at the
nn of thft TaK f:irv leatrue percent
age column there is all the more odds
that fans will see some real oau irom
the word go.
Juan Gomez's Norton-Books and the
Pelphrey Westons will meet in the
first game of the day. Chief Guiterrez
who made such an excellent showing
mrainst the Weston team several
weeks ago will doubtless be sent to
The mound by manager wima anu
wm oppose eitner i.uion or naucj.
The latter pitched an excellent game
tast STinflav afternoon against the
Feldman team, losing out In the final
inning by the score 01 lour xo mree.
Tlie fan were with him. how
ever, and If their applause could
have aided him there Is very
little donbt but that the same
-ronId have gone to the Weston
Chicago Cubs lost their first game
In a good while Friday afternoon
when Grover Cleveland Alexander let
he big stick boys down with four
hits and won three to one. Douglas,
who has been showing great form
as a Cub twirler this season, started
the game, but was evidently pounded
uard by the Philly batsmen as he was
succeeded by Prendergast before the
game was half over.
Al Dcmarec followed Prendrr
Kast aad It seems was touched for
oae more run fn the eighth In
ning. Philadelphia collected Bine
hits altogether and made one
error against three by the Cubs.
George Mogridge. one time "White
Sox castoff and now a Tankee twirler.
delighted the heart of Bill Donovan
again Friday afternoon when he
scored a cleancut Tictory over the
Detroit Tigers by the score of seven
to three. Mogridge has been going
great since Joining the Yankees and is
now considered one of the best young
twirlers developed this season. He
was opposed by Dauss of the Tigers
who seem unable to hit their winning
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Babe Ruth fell before the sticks of
the Chicago "White Sox Friday after
noon when the Windy City players,
led by Russell, defeated the Bean
eaters eight to three. Ruth was in
effective during the early part of the
game and had to be supplanted by
Bader, a recent acquisition of Jack
Eddie Plank, the St. Ixmls vet
eran, was hammered hard or the
"Washington Senators at St. Louis,
the former having little difflcnlty
In aanexiag the game, it seems.
Word comes that Cliff Hill, an El
Paso boy. who made good with the
Texas league and last year was sent
up to Connie Mack of the Athletics,
has been unconditionally released.
Hill, according to reports received
from the east, only started one game
for the Philly bunch and was re
tired from the box in the third In
ning. Cliff, It is understood, has ex
perienced trouble with his con
trol, something: that portslders
have a great deal of difflcnlty
with daring the early part of the
Pitching In the National league this
year seems to have been a great deal
better than the 1916 season unless the
fan can dope out that batsmen are on
the down grade. There have been
more games of the no hit and one hit
variety thi3 season than twice the
elapsed time of any previous year in
National league history.
IS FOR BASEBALL
Detroit, lllch.. May 19. A final effort
by local promoters to Induce Jim Thorpo
to don his football toes this fall has failed.
Semi-professional football was so successful
here last autumn that a. Detroit man of
fered Thorpe an attractive salary to play
Since Thorpe was sold to Cincinnati by
the New Tork Nationals, his battln? has
shown some improvement and the Indian
athlete believes he has a future as a ball
player. Thorpe's reason for rein-sins to
play football was that it Is too dangerous.
II I ' i I ! I II . I I I I I i -II I I I
Combs Is Champ Striker
y-jROOKIiTN, N. T, May 19 Beating
g- the Giants Is not the only dis-
- Unction enjoyed by Colby Jack
Coombs, erstwhile hero of the Ath
letics, and now the sensational come
back pitcher of the Brooklyn Dodg
ers. Jack, has a few claims to fame
aside from this, and chief among his
performances was. his record making
game of September 1, 1905", when he
p tUied and won the longest game
ever played In the big leagues.
Coombs was pitching for the
Athletics against the Boston Red.
Sox. and opposed to him on the
hurling top was Jnmbo Harris,
The game went Z4 innings with
the score 1 to 1 until the 24th,
when the Athletics made three
runs and trimmed the Sox 4 to 1.
In this game IS batters
swung viciously Into the empty air
and were retired on strikes by
Coombs, who allowed 15 hits, keep
ing them well scattered throughout
So far this season Coombs has been
showing signs of staging a comeback
that will make other comeback per
formances look puny in comparison.
His pitching has been steady, and he
says the old super is just as good as
ever, tie started his comeback last
Players Will Start the
Season Sunday Morn
ing at 10 Oclock.
Teams of the new City Baseball
league will make their getaway for
the season Sunday morning when the
El Paso Furniture company and Foun
dry clubs clash at Rio Grande park,
and the Postoffice and West Siders
meet at the High school stadium. Both
games will be' called promptly at lp
oclock, and a large number of fans are
expected to be on hand to witness the
two contests that will mark the open
ing of the league. The Momsen-Dun-
negan-Ryan team and Myrtle Avenue
Stars are billed to meet at foundry
trrminfls dnrinir the forenoon also.
Formal adoption of a schedule for
the season will be made at a meeting
to be held Monday night by the man
agers of the different teams of the
circuit in the office of the sport edi
tor of The Herald. The executive
pnmmitte nonslstlncr of managers Si
mons of the postoffice team, and
Gordy of the "West Siders and u. M.
Rutherford of The Herald will mako
Its report on bylaws for the league
and will -nresent certain recommenda
tions for adoption by the managers of
The Myrtle Avenue Stars .and West
siaers nave cot yet oDtainea DacKiug,
but the managers have been working
earnestly, and it is believed that it is
only a matter or time nnui iney win
I O A. Crvsler. tnanacer of the Mom'
rMirpnr invii MininMq T nna.
I sen-Dunnegan-Ryan team will leave
today for New Tork city on business.
The Momsen team is one of the
strongest in the entire league and Is
to be reckoned with in the fight for
the leading position.
season and proved a. big help to the
Dodgers, winning 13 games. Although
he lost eight games for Uncle Wllbert
Robinson, he was the winner in a
number of hard fought contests.
Given a fair share of support.
Coombs Is one of the hardest pitch
era in the majors to beat when his
arm is in shape. s
A aeasoned graduate from the
school of Connie Hack, and natu
rally a smart ball playeT, he uses
his head on a 50-50 basis with
his arm in every game he pitches,
and because he can remember the
weaknesses of every batter he is
not only valuable when in the
box himself, bnt an asset on the
bench in coaching other pitchers
in the weaknesses of the enemy.
Coombs is given much credit for
the development of young Leon
Cadorc, the newest Dodger sen
sation. Throughout the spring training
season Wllbert Robinson assigned
Cadore to Coombs's care, chipping fn
now and then with a spoonful of ad
vice as he looked the youngster over.
Robby things Coombs has "Good Man
Friday- backed all the way off the
boards, and tS-er Jack finally suc
cumbs to the onslaughts of Father
Time there will be a place for him.
if Uncle Wllbert has his say, as a
scout or a coach for the Dodgers.
EAH A IfEli
Brooklyn Player Is One of
Fastest in National
Little Bunny Fabrique, the new
shortstop of the Brooklyn Dodgers,
is now a fixture with Wllbert Robin
son's Flatbush aggregation, and there
Isn't a happier ball player in the ma
jor leagues today than Bunny.
Bunny was born of French parents
at Clinton, Mich in 18S9, so he can
not lay any claim to chlckenbood,
although he plays ball with the spirit
and dash of a two year old colt.
He secured his first professional
engagement In 190S with the Tecum
seh, Mich., club of the Southern Mich
igan league, the club which one year
prior to that date eold Fred Merkle
to the Giants. From 1909 to 1911 he
was with Jackson. Miclu and from
there went to Fort Wayne, where he
played in 1912 and 191:. Bill Dono
van bought Fabrique for Providence
at the close of the 1913 season, and
the following year he helped win a
pennant for Smiling E'll In the Inter
He continued with Providence in
1915 and 1916. and did valiant work
as a member of the Grays.
Last Fall no less than four major
league clubs put in drafts for him,
and Uncle Wllbert Robinson won him
in the draw. Needless to say. Uncle
Wilbert thinks he has the best short
stop in the world. We can say truth
fully that he has one of the best.
AXXIOUS TO FIGnT
George Thompson, bantam-
weight from the Pacific &
coast, Is on the warpath. He
Is In Chicago for gore, can't
get a battle, and consequent
ly Is pretty much peeved
"I've been around here for
four months now," said
Thompson the other day,
"and in this time I have been
unable to get a chance to
show at any of the clubs in
Indiana or Wisconsin.
"The fact Is that I beat' O
Johnny Coulon out on the
coast on two occasion doesn't
make any difference to the
Hermans, Ertles and the rest.
They Just sidestep when my
name is mentioned."
Thompson is a promising
fighter, and It Is not likely
that after this outburst a
fight can be denied htm
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Tris Speaker Is Back at
Leadership of A. L.
CHICAGO. Ill, May 19. Battling
their way to the lead of the Na
tional league with only one
player a pitcher hitting .300, the
driving power of the Chicago team
is one of the baseball puzzles today.
The leading hitters of the week are:
Jack Smith, St. Louis. .4; Wilhoit,
Boston, .393; Griffith, Cincinnati,
JSSU Ruether. Chicago, .370: Burns,
New Tork. .361; Fischer. Pittsburg.
.358: Roush, Cincinnati, .352; Ziromer
mann. New Tork, .335r Cravath,
Philadelphia, .333: Whitted, Phila
delphia, .321; Rarlden, New York.
.316: Cruise. St. Louis. .314; Herzog,
New Tork. .311; Wheat. Brooklyn.
.309;. Kauff. Brooklyn, .300.
"Won. Lost. Error
Seiton. Chics eo 2 0.50
Ames. St. Louis 4 1
Mayer, Philadelphia 2 e
Scaupp. New Tork 3 0
Carlson, Flttsbure". .... . 2 1
Aldrldse, CMcaso 4 1
Anderson, New Tork 4 1
Vaurfcn. Chlcaco. . ----....
Speaker Back On Job.
After being displaced for a week,
there is Speaker, of Cleveland, back
in the lead for hitting honors in the
American league with an average of
He has made 20 singles, eight
doubles and three triples In 93 times
at bat. Sisler, the St. Louis star who
enjoyed the premier spot a week ago
has fallen into a triple Uo for fifth
Leading hitters are: Rumler, St.
Louis, .444; Billings, Cleveland, .429;
Speaker. Cleveland, 3S: uaniora, um
cago, .333: Strunk, Philadelphia, .330;
Mclnnls. Phlledalphla. .330: Sisler. St.
Louis, 330: Cobbv Detroit; .323: Walker
Boston, .318; Wambganss, Cleveland,
.304; Pratt, St. Louis, .290.
Won. Loit. Error.
Fiahr, New Tort 2 0 O.00
Clcctte. -Chlcaco S 2 1.04
Leonard. Boston 4
Shore, Boston . -
Gallls. Washington 3
JlJKridEo New Tork 3
Sothoron St. Louis 4
Boland. Detroit. 3
2 1 S4
Koestner Is Leader.
Koestner. Wichita, leads tho West
ern league batters with .400 for 30
times at bat, according to averages
which include games of last Tuesday.
Crosby, Sioux City, as a regular Is
close behind -with .329. Connolly.
Sioux City, and Coy, Wichita, are tied
In home runs with three each: Krug,
Omaha, leads in sacrifice hits with
ten; Gilmore, Sioux City. Is the best
run getter with 21. while J. A.
Thompson, Omaha, leads in stolen
bases with 15.
Sioux City, with 29 S leads In club
The leading batters are: Koestner,
Wichita, .400: Crosby, Sioux City,
.332; Smith, Omaha, .339; Horan, Jop
lln, -359; Bader. Sioux City. .256;
Jones, Wichita, .337; Klrkham. St. Jo
seph. .335; Gilmore, Sioux City, .323;
Mueller. Sioux Caty, .324; Watson,
Sioux City, 317.
Kallio. Des Moines and East, Lin
coln, with five victories and one de
feat, each lead the pitchers.
Border States Tourney
I I I I I I I I I I I I I II I 1 I ! I
Is Postponed This Season
ENNIS clubs of the southwest
are urged to stage patriotic
tournaments during the summer
months Instead of the usual cham
pionship tourneys, and to devote the
receipts of the games to the American
Red Cross fund, by president Paul E.
Jette, of the Border States Tennis
No prizes or titles shall be awarded
to the winners of the different tourn
aments, and all championships won
in 1916 will stand until 191S. The
Border States association is allied
with the United States National Lawn
Tennis association which has endorsed
the staging of patriotic tournaments.
Seventy five percent of the gross gate
receipts of the tourneys are to be
donated to the local chapters of the
Red Cross, while 25 percent will be
sent to the general fund i
The seventh annual tournament of
the asoriatlon was to have been held i
at Bisbee. nr, on Mai 24 25. 26. 27.
but in view of rbe ex's' fig conditions
was called off.
Cojgrrfchted 11I by
Alexander Will Try Hard
I I I I I I I I I I I I I ! II I I I I
Not Yet In
. -r-EW TORK. May 19. Grover
I XI Cleveland Alexander, consld-
" ered by many critics the great
est pitcher "In baseball today, has
never pitched & no-hit game.
Alex has been hurling the elusive
spheroid In professional ranks for
nine years, and since he started his
career he has been fired with ambi
tion to earn a niche In the hall of
no-hlt fame, only to meet with dis
appointment season after season.
Since Alexander broke into pro
fessional ball, big leagne pitchers
have hurled S no-hlt games, and
it has taken them nine Tears to
pile np this total. During the past
six years, since Alex has been a
major leaguer, 10 hltlesa games
have been pitched, five of them
this year. I
Ranked as one of the smartest i
pitchers ever brought out, with a
wonderful arm. a great assortment
of foolers and a brand of control that !
makes him a wizard. Alex has ac-
quitted himself nobly In countless;
In the matter of records he enjoys i
the Individual ownership of the title!
of "shutout king." Last season hej
pitched a total of If shutouts, taking)
Buck "Weaver's Hit in St.
Louis May Spoil
St Louis, Mo., May 19. Ban John- t
son will have to act as arbiter in a
scoring mlxup over the game here In
which "Buck" Weaver of the White
Sox made the only hit, which, at the
time, was accepted as such. How
ever, when it developed that no other
safe blows were made off Ernie
Koob, the official scorer decided the
youth southpaw should be credited
with a no hit game, and he will bo
unless Johnson Intervenes.
The official scorer did not see the
play and was guided by the opinions
Of the other writers, who were uanl
mous In ther stand. Even after
the game the scorer said he would not
alter his verdict, but that was before
fielder Jones and members of the
team cornered him. They argued that
it was an error, and the scorer soon
agreed with them.
As a matter of fact. It was a hit
which never would have been ques
tioned If there had been another to
keep It company. Chicago newspaper
men Intend to take up the dispute
with the league president The facts
in the case Indicate that there can be
only one verdict
Indian Biercles. Allen Arms & Cycle
Co., 404 N. Oregon St Adv.
A letter from president Jette rela
tive to the situation is as follows:
'TThe concensus of opinion among
the officers and directors of the asso
ciation was to call off the annual
Border States tournament as the ex
ecutive committee of the National as
sociation requested that no titles be
awarded or prizes given.
"I should like to have every club
In any sort of a town hold a tourna
ment known as a Patriotic or Red
Cross tournament Give no prizes
or titles, but
fees and raise
nossible. half of
all the money
such money to
be given to the local Bed Cross unit
and the other half to be put Into a
fund and given to the National Red
Cross In the namo of our association.
The object of these tournaments Is
obvious and has the approval of the
war department ana tne National as
sociation. Raising money for a most
worthy organization and keeping the
tennis players' In our section in good
physical condition should appeal tq
every member of the Border States
AS A BEFEBEEi
Tb Trihsne Assoc (New YsrkTrftaBt).
Hall Of Fame
the record away from Jack Coombs,
who held it lor six years wiu u
scoreless performances, pitched in
1910. Alex also ranks with the few
major league pitchers who have gone
through the season with a perfect
fielding record. He fielded 1.000 in
1913, and, atrangs to say, Walter
jonnson aiso turnea in a perieci
lieiaing record mat year.
Alexander's greatest rival, the
pride of Washington, Is In the
same boat with him in one re
spect. Johnson has also been
trying for years to pitch a hltlesa
cine of ball, and has failed so
far. Johnson's records include a
place among the tour pitchers
winning the greatest nnmber of
consecutive games. In 1312 he
captured 18 games without a
breaks In 1010 Johnson struck
out 313 batsmen in 45 games.
which was a record tor that -year.
Johnson is also the undisputed
possessor of the shutout record
for consecutive Innings.
He pitched 56 consecutive In
nings of shutout ball In 1913.
With signs of a no-hlt epidemic in
the air this year, both Johnson and
Alexander, his great American league
rival for pitching fame, are hoping
against hope that they may turn in a
hitless contest, and they may be re
warded. GOLF TOURNEY
The Committee Accepts
New Club House on
Site of Links.
A golf tourney charging entrance
fees which will be donated to the
American Red Cross is being discussed
by members of the El Paso Country
club, and It Is regarded as probable
that a tourney will be held some time
during the next few months.
A committee appointed some time
ago formally accepted the club house
on the site of the new IS-hole course
now being laid out near Whitespur,
N. M, eight miles above this city.
Friday afternoon. The members of
the club are at present using the nine
hole course until the new one Is com
pleted on or about Oct 1. The new
club house Is ready for occupancy. The
committee was composed of C. J. Ma
pel, Robert Krakauer, E. E. Neff and
W. W. Carroll.
It was announced Friday afternoon
that Z. T. White, of El Paso. Is con
structing a graveled road from the
county road to the site of the club
house, and members of the club can
now have easy access from this city
to the links.
Construction of hclo houses at ttio
course will also begin within a short
urac. wnue uie teiepnone company Is
making arrangements for the lnstala
tlon of a line to the club house.
HANLET IS STAB.
Richard Kanley. football star, has been
appointed to a place on tho athletic coun
cil at Washington state college. The other
student members of tho council axe Roy
Bohler. captain of tho championship W s.
C. basketball team this year and Benton
Bangs, captain of last year's football
t, ., '' TJ'EST CANADA
Portland. Ore, May 19
Despite the war, western
Canada Is proceeding with
all lines of sport Of course
baseball slumped badly
when the war started, but
reports from Canada Indi
cate that If the Western
Canada league had been re
organized this season it
would have experienced a
profitable season. Even now
America's national game Is
being played by the semi
professionals to a great ex
tent The latest Indication is
that sport is far from being
dead In western Canada. The
Western Canada Fairs as
sociation racing season starts
B,with Calgary's fair. June 29.
and closes with Weyburn and
Prince Albert on August 11
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