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Where Have All Those Baseball Players of Yesterday Gone To?
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What has become of the old giants of the diamond, the men
whose prowess with the bat, on the base lines, in the pitcher's box
•r In the field made them dear to the hearts of the fans of the SCTs
You like to talk about them, to detail their mighty deeds and
compare them with the headllners of today—but where are they?
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Mc-C.innity is going to confer
with the other league powers now
and will center his efforts on se
curing the risht number of games
for Tacomans this season. He is
going to fight for 12 weeks of
ball on the home grounds.
There will be no boxing match
between "Denver Ed" Martin and
"Battling" Hrandt at the Glide
rink Monday night.
Thin was decided upon at a
meeting of the directors of the
Buflinew Men's club last night.
The decision was bawd upon ob
jections which are said to have
been made to the match. The
attention of the club will be given
to other sports.
BAT COMES BACK
(By United Press Leaned Wire.)
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 14.—
Uattltng Nelson, former light
weight champion is back in the
winning class today, having de
cisively outpointed Teddy Malo
ney here in a nix-round bout.
Maloney hnd a shade in the first
two rounds, but the battler even
ed It up in the third, and in the
remaining periods had Maloney
hanging on for dear life.
The Tacoma Rifle and Revol
ver club last night shot against
three other cities in the Indoor
competition now being held
throughout the country, scoring
aaß agalnKt Providence, R. 1., 941
against Osborn, <>.. and 971
against Youngstown, O. The lo
cal team has been beaten four
times. The next shoot takes
plaeen Tuesday night.
What have they done since they left the limelight of baseball?
What are they doing now?
The Times has spent months of time and a fat wad of money
to find out. The investigation led to all sorts of surprises, for
the track of the ex-player is in every imrt of the world. Many are
dead; many others forgotten, except in memory of their past per
1 REMEMBER TIM KEEFE? EX-PITCHER IS REAL ESTATER NOW 1
When the newspapers an
nounced, In the SO'a, that Tim
Keefe would pitch for New York,
all roads led to the old Polo
grounds. It Is 19 years since
Keefe tossed his glove upon the
PALSER IS 0. K.
(By United Press Leased Mire.)
LOS ANGELES. Dec. 14.—Al
Palser'a stock is considerably
higher today as the result of his
first public workout in prepara
tion for his new year's day bat
tle with Luther McCarty for the
heavyweight championship of
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THE TACOMA TIMES.
closet shelf and said goodby to
baseball, and the game lost MM
of its Immortals.
Pitchers like Tim Ke«fe occur
about once In a decade. He was
the Mathewson or Walter John
son of his day. He pitched tho
New York team into a league and
world's championship. Old-tim
ers say he had everything that
the greatest pitcherg of today
When he retired from the
game for which he did so muoh,
Tim Keefe sought the classic
shades of Cambridge, Mass., the
city of his birth, and he sought
relief from tho excitement of the
diamond in the prosaio business
of real estate. In which he has
Men who knew Tim Keefo
when he was one of the game's
attractions, insist he would be as
SIX DAY RACE
(I'.y Halted Press leased Wire.)
NEW YORK, Dec. 14. —Riders
in the international six-day bicy
cle race here indulged in sprints
from 1 o'clock until daylight to
day, and several teams were
lapped. Robby Walthour and
Ryan were hurt and withdrew. A
new team was formed by Cam
eron and Thomas to take their
JOK UIVKRS, ACTOR
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 14.—Joe
Rivers arrived here today, after
a theatrical engagement in San
Francisco. He will return there
Saturday night to begin training
for his Oakland match wltn
BKBItY BUYS OUT
(By United Press Leased Wfre.)
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 14.—
Manager berry of the Los Angeles
Pacific Coast club has purchased
Pitcher Rodgers from the San
Antonio club, according to an
AHRANGK TOURNEY — -
PORTLAND, Dec. 14.—B«fcir
M. Frank and Phil Wand, boS&g
directors for the Multnomah <£ub
of Portland and Olympic club qt
San Francisco respectively, MM
arranged a boxing tourney be
tween the two clubs In Portland
either February 10 or 11.
Perhaps YOU have wondered, Mr. Fan, where Harry Stovey,
king of base-runners, is today. Maybe you remember the heroic
deeds of Bill Lange, and sometimes ask yourself where the great
Chicago slugger went when ho retired in his prime.
HcKinning today, tlie Times will print MBM of <ho best Iwse-
successful today as he was in the
'80s. He was always a brainy
pitcher, out-guessing his op
ponents just as Clarke Griffith
did and as Mathewson has been
I doing for years. Keefe had ter
rific speed and a slow ball, curves
and control. His change of pace
was as deceptive as a mirage.
When Jim MutHe hud the
Giants In IHHH-9, Keefe pitched
the team into pennants.
It was 55 years ago that Tim
i Keefo was born in Cambridge.
i From boyhood baseball fascinated
him and at the age of 20 he
. started upon his professional
I career, with Lewlston, Me., pitch-
Oh! No She Doesn't Want
To Be Baseball Magnate
MRS. JOHN T. BRUSH.
Mrs. John T. Bruah, widow of
' the late president of the New
York National league club, Is
the third woman club owner In
baseball —the others being Mrs.
Helene Hathaway Roblson Brit
ton, owner of the St. Louis na
tional league club and Mrs.
Charles Havener, owner of tihe
Milwaukee American association
unlike them, however, Mrs.
Brush will not attempt to man
age the Giants. She has appoint
ed her Hon-ln-law, Charles Hemp
stead, head of the club and John
ing for the same team In 1876,
There 1b a touch of sadness in
Tim Keefe's answer to the ques
tion, "Is baseball faster today
than in your time?"
"I have seen so few games in
recent years that I am unable to
make a fair comparison," he
In Keefe's opinion, the great
eat ball player that, ever lived
was Ed Williamson, the Chicago
infielder of the '80s. This will
doubtless call for criticism, but
many an old-timer will admit
that K«*fe had reasons to pick
the infield wonder.
McGrow will continue as man
The property bequeathed Mrs.
Brush Is estimated at $3,000,000
by baseball men. » It la the most
valuable franchise and baseball
grounds in the world. .1 •
'Mrs. Brush was the second
wife of the * baseball ■ magnate.
She was Elsie Lombard of the
Baltimore Lombards, and was a
noted beauty of the old Frohinan
stock company. .'■■;
nuns cmucD 11* « to 14 ! DATS
Tour druititUt wilt refund mon»y If P««o
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In* or Protruding Mlaa In 8 to U day*, boo.
i. Mil ■.lories ever written. I in- siones win appeal to the youthful
fan as well us U> the man who threw his lint into the air in the days
when John (Ini'kson wiped his brow with a dainty silk handkerchief,
before fooling a batter with his famous "Jump ball."
Head today ABOUT TIM KEEFK, New York's great pitcher of
20 years ago.
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<$> There was baseball in the audience and there was base- &
•■ ball on the stage of the Empress theater last night when •*>
•$> Manager Dana Hayes gave a box party in honor of Joe MoDIn- •> .
■$> nity and other baseball men. The actors threw out all kinds •
<$> of the diamond dope and directed lots of attention to the >•<
3> boxes. ' Besides McGlnnity, the party included Ed N. Watkins, ■;>
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(By United Press Leased Wire.)
CHICAGO, Dec. 14.—Packey
McFarland is a pronounced fa
vorite today over Eddie Murphy
for their ten-round bout at Ke
nosha, Wis., next Monday night.
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
RACINE, Wis., Dec. 14.--
Knockout George Browne, Chi
cago middleweight, is the win
ner here today over Young Ma
honey of Racine, after 10 rounds
of spectacular milling. Browne
had a shade all the way.
"RED" A WINNER
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 14. —
though picked on short notice to
substitute for Willie Hoppe
against Frankie Smith, "Red"
Watson is the winner today, aft
er four rounds of slashing battle.
Mike Lynch wants an unquali
fied release from the Tacoma
?Tgers. Mike Buys he has played
ball in Tacoma too long. Ho de
nies the rumor which was cur
rent in Seattle and Victoria that
he is to be manager of the Bees.
Preparation for the preliminary
matches of the Y. M. C. A. wres
tlers which will decide the mem
bership of the association team
has been started. Wrestling In
structor Moser expects the turn
out for th« team will break all
EWINO SELLS OUT
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 14. —
Announcement that he has dis
posed of every share of his stock
in the Oakland Pacific Coast
league club was made today by
J. Cal Ewing, principal owner of
the San Francisco club.
SOFFKOTH SIGNS GOOD ONES
(Byi United Press Leased Wire.)
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 14.—
Promoter James W. Coffroth an
nounced today that he will match
Frankie Burns with Harlem Tom
my Murphy for 20 rounds New
BLACK WANTS DATE.
(By United IV. Leased Wire.)
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 14. —Sam
Langford wants to fight again in
California. Promoter McCarey
today received a letter from the
black's manager, Joe Woodman,
asking for a February 22 ' date
here with Joe Jeanette.
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