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BAGGING OF CHANCE BAN JOHNSON'S GREATEST VICTORY
This year the American league will have a real ball club in New
York, for the first time since Clarke Griffith was deposed as mana
ger after taking the team within a game of the league championship.
In signing Chance to manage the New York club, the American
league has played a trump card. And the 'effect will be more no
ticeable In six months than at present by short-sighted people like
O. W. Murphy, owner of the Chicago club, who kicked out Chance
when he imagined the famous manager's day of usefulness had
f'hance is the highest sulailed man in baseball. His
annual wage will be MB.OOO a year, twice the .sum paid the
vice president of these United States. In addition he will
receive 5 per cent of the net profits of the club, which. If he.
lands in the first division, ought to bring him a total of
about £»:>,OOO a year, while If he wins it |«-nnunt and
that's just what lie is expected to do within three years—
his stipend will climb to #40,000, undoubtedly.
All of which beats raising oranges and having them frost
Ever since the American league was organized, Its business
policy has been all for all. Was a club in financial trouble? At
once Ban Johnson, president, sought ways and means to put it upon
Its feet, and he saw to it that club owners "chipped in."
When Frank Chance decided he nut have a railway president's
wage to return to the game, it was President Johnson and owner
Charles Comtskey of the White Sox who proved to Farrell that the
Investment, large as it was, would bo a money maker for his club.
And it does not require much Imagination to hear Johnson assuring
the New York owner that the league would produce the money to
make good, should such a course become necessary.
The situation in the American league Is different from
that in the- National, which is divided into cliques constant
ly waging war upon each other. It is the great reason why
the younger organization lias forged steadily ahead, taking
advantage of every error of it« older rival, and profiting by
the l.iii. is mistakes.
Every National league magnate save Murphy realizes it was a
fatal blunder to let Frank Chance escape. Probably Murphy knows
It now. It surely is a great boost to the American league to have
Chance, greatest of all baseball leaders, in the organization.
EIGHT PIN CAUSES BOWLERS
MUCH DISTRESS AND TROUBLE
Th« eight i»!n is the most talk
ed of pin in the bowling game.
The pin's obstinate nature has
won It more curses than all oth
er pins put together.
Bowltag experts say that the
eight pin Is left standing fre
quently on a perfect hit that
ought to awoep the alleys. What
«>nrß« the other pins and ball
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The best bowlers in the coun
try admit the freak shot but can
not explain It. The eight pin
spoils more perfect scores and
loses more matches than any oth
The loaded ball doesn't clean
off the eight pin any better than
the straight ball. The soven and
ten pins come next in spoiling
good scores, with honors about
IX>S ANCTELES, Cal., Jan. 14.
—Three recruits are the first
men to send in signed contracts
to play with Los Angeles this
season. They are Fahey, in
flelder; Wottel, outfielder, and
Rogers, who halls from Texas,
U said to be six feet five Inches
tall and to weigh 235 pounds.
M>S ANGELES, Ca!., Jan 1«.
—Returned to the presidency of
the Angel City Baseball associa
tion, Henry Berry U planning
another year as the executive
head of Dillon's pennant aspir
ants. Berry's re-election was
ratified at the annual meeting
of the directors.
Three umpires are being sought
by Fielder Jones for the league
next season. These men must be
good and ready to quiet any sort
of trouble and be able to hold
STADIUM FOB THE TIGKRS
Princeton 'university will have
an athletic stadium In the near
future. The proposed structure,
which Is to be bum of steel and
concrete, will seat about 60,000
persons and will be erected at a
cost of $300,000. Over $100
--000 baa already been subscribed
by Princeton alumnl.
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NO WONDER HE SMILES
FKAXK CHAXCK aad FRAXK FAKRKLTi, the latter owner ol the Xew York American league
dub, photographed in Chicago just after they had signed the contract which made Chance manager of
the Vnnkeos for three years and bound Fnrrell to puy him the largest salary in baseball — $23,000 a
jour, plus ."• per cent of the net profits of the club.
GUMBERT'S AS GOOD POLITICIAN
AS HE WAS GREAT PITCHER
With Hooi>er on first, Yerkea
on ne«'on<l, one run needed to tie
the wore and Tris Speaker at
bat, Ad (Humbert, were he pitch
ing, would shove the ball ucross
and Speaker would have to
Gunibert never let them walk.
He miide all hit —Dnn Broutli
ers, Sam Thompson, Willie Ivi-c
--ler, Jennings or McGraw—one
and all, that hard-hitting, hnrir
flKhting rrevr of the reconstruc
tion period had to wliang tne
ball when Guml>ert was on the
No matter- what the score, or
how populous were the ;bases,
Gtimbert's control and supern
nerve enabled him to put tne
ball where he desired. If he
was pitching to Cobb, Wagner,
Lajoie, Jackson or any of tne
other fancy base-hit accumula-
tors, he would do the same.
It is little more than 16 years
eince .Addition Gumbert quit
baseball, and he has been suc
cessful in politics, In Pittsburg,
where he was born October 10,
For nine years he. was clerk
of the court of common pleas
of Allegheny county. What the
voters thought of him was shown
when he was elected sheriff for
four —and the sheriff . of
the county In which Greater
Pittsburg Is I«eated has some
considerable Job. Today Ada
of Greater Plttsburg.
£.' ;-j\ Baseball has known no
greater batting pitcher than
Gtunbert. In 1801, while a
member of the White Stock
_ Ings ,he hit .396 :. for 28
games, being second to Billy
Hamilton,- who led the
league with .888, while Pete
i Browning ran to ' show. To
prove this was not a fluke.
THE : T^C^^lA TIMES
Gumbert repeated in 1894,
with .303 and in '95 wiih
It was at Zaneavllle, 0., In the
Trl-State league, in 1888, that
Gumbert began his career. For
the Ohio team he ipltohed 57
games, in which he made 64 hits
for an average of .324. He also
stole 25 bases to prove he was
This attracted Capt. Anfcon,
and in '89 Gumbert joined the
fence busters. Here he played
in 40 games, getting 44 hits and
an average of .287, but he stole
only one base on the big league
catchers. He joined the Boston
Brotherhood team in 1890, and
the records show he led the
leauue with 2 2 games won and
9 lost. He was back in Chicago
Gumbert we,nt to Pittsburg m
1X93, winning 13 games ana
losing 6. He batted .250; the
next year he won 18 and lost
14, and In 32 games made 34
hits for an average of .303;
with Brooklyn In 1895 he won
11 and lost 15 same*, hitting
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<S> Job of Sheriff at Pitts- <$>
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«► Charities Department. «>
Is assistant director to charities
In 189 C Gumbert pitched for
Philadelphia. The records con
tain no tabulated report of his
work, but among the comment
on the year's play it Is noted
that against Baltimore, with his
team winning 1« to 8 In the last
inning, Gumbert was hit for
eight runs by the Orioles, losing
the game with but two Balti
more players retired.
('apt. Aiimih made Gum*
bert a great pitcher by hav
ing confidence in him. l>e
spire criticism, lie kept Gum
bert ; and 'coached him, and
when Gumbert made,: good
Anse was satisfied and the "
Oumbert refuses to name tne
game's greatest players, on the
ground that there have been too
many, but he Bays Amos Ruai*
FANS IN FAVOR
Fans in Taroma are taking
kindly to the Idea of legalized
boxing In this state, and several
prominent sports intend to lend
all aid possible to those who are
leaders in the movement. It ia
planned to have several lobby
ists at the capital this week to
land an early start in the discus
sion of the law, and to line up as
many solons as possible. Wheth
er anything definite shall be ac
complished at this session or not,
it is likely that the state will
settle once for all the status of
boxing in this jurisdiction.
Washington will either have
legalized 10-round boxing matchos
or will continue to serve up ama
teur four-round affairs, or "blind
pig" smokers. The latter are
obnoxious and hurt the game
more than anything else, and
every city in the state cannot af
ford the luxuries of a complete
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 14.—
Ad Wolgast, former lightweight
champion boxer, accompanied by
Mrs. Wolgast, is in Portland to
day. He stated that since arriv
ing In the North he had received
an offer of a $10,000 guarantee
for a 20-round fight with Freddie
Welsh, to take place in England.
Wolgast referred the offer to Tom
Jones, his manager, in Chicago.
LOS ANQEL/ES, Cal., Jan. 14.
—Claire Patterson, outfielder or
the Oakland club, who Is expect
ed to Join the St. Louis Browns
this season, is critically 111 to
day at Mojave, Cal., where ha ts
spending the winter.
WILL BACKSTOP THIS YEAR
Charley Starrett, Princeton
star used by the Yankees In the
outfield, at first base and behind
the bat last season, probably will
become a regular In the catcher's
box this season. Starrett batted
sensationally for a beginner last
season. The spltball artists were
the only ones to trouble him.
WANTS TO SIGN UIG CROWD
CHICAGO, Jan. 14.—Joe Tin
ker, manager of the Reds, started
Monday a busy week's work. Be
fore he leaves for his Oregon
ranch at the end of the week he
hopes to get on Cincinnati con
tracts the names of Mordecal
Brown, Johnny Kling and three
or four others.
<$> LOS ANGELES, Cal., ♦
<$> Jan. 14.—Catcher Tonne- ♦
<$> man, formerly of the Bos- ■$>
■$> ton Americans, Is the prop- <$>
<» erty of the Vernon Coast <»
♦ league club today, the re- <J>
<$> suit of his purchase from <$>
♦ Memphis, In the Southern ♦
<3> league. . <t>
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was the greatest pitcher that
ever lived. la observations In
reply to the query, "I» the game
faster today," la:
"When you consider the pttch
erg were much closer In my day,
and remember Rusie, Baldwin,
Crane, Stlvdst, Keefe and Clark
son, I don't believe they are
equaled today. Think of Anson,
Brouthers, Hlohardaon, iKw*nig
and a score of others, and where
»re their equals now?"
HY WtLLYVU AVILDWAVE.
If you have got a few cold dollars that you've put away.
If you have worked and garnered them for some wet rainy day,
If some wise gink then comes along and hypnotizes you.
If all these things should hapi>cn, then 1 know your point of view—.
If after yon are married and have planned to settle down,
If you've decided that yonr wife's a Rein in Life's rich crown;
If suddenly your wife remarks that "Ma w ill live with us,"
If you protest, and wlfey makes a most atrocious fuss;
If yon have worked for one eonrern about a scoiv of years,
If other folks have lap|M>d champagne and you have litid but beers,
If you have slaved almut a dozen hours ev'ry day,
If Uoss gets peeved, when you demand, by heck! you'll have mo
Remember that box of cigars
you got for Christmas? Well,
here's my two guesses:
If your wife or sister gave you
50 cigars you have now left 49.
If your brother or your boss
gave you 50 cigars you have now
Gertie—she took music lessons,
Learned a lot o' tunes;
Got so smart, she's now a wait
Gertie, pass the prunes!
Andy Mulligan, who Is in Olym
pia for & few days, is now said
to be the mnn who Invented Bat
tling Nelson. This U the 17th
gent who did it.
IN THE MUSTY PAST
Henry M. Prince, handsomest
cigar dealer in Tacoma, once
owned quite a stock of stock in a
gold dredging machine.
When the McCormnck boys
were wearing knickerbockers,
they made a fcecret vow i^liat
they'd run a onr-rlng circus or
bust. They are a long way from
busting, and they are running big
department stores which are not
much like a circus savo on bar
Bill Seymour, our nifty little
mayor, was born in Vermont His
chief dissipation Is riding the
Overton G. Kills, who has got
a nice Job on the supreme bench,
belongs to Bhoals of patriotic so
cieties and he's proud of it.
The more Charley Murphy Jn
elsts that Roger Bresnahan v
about to become a Cub, the
more we are inclined to believe
that Jim Archer has some
strength behind his holdout pol
icy. It Is generally wise strata
gem to bluff a bluff with a
WHEN JAKE BECKLEY TESTED
HIS SPEED AGAINST TOM LEACH
Jake Beckley," saya Joe
Tinker, "always gave m e more
laughs than 'any other player
Jake was a grand, good fellow,
and very earnest in his work, but
I just couldn't help laughing
when I looked at him.
"I remember the first time he
ever saw Tommy Leach. Leach
was heralded as a speed marvel,
and all the players were anxious
to see his speed on the sacks.
"On his first time to bat Tom
my drew a pass and walked down
to first base, where Jake was
TOO MUCH SNOW
Too much snow has aided ma
terially in lengthening the Con
versation league season. It also
haa stalled Joe McGlnnity some
where in the Rockies and it will
be a few days before we hear
from the "Iron Man."
In the meantime Frank Red
path is handling the business of
the club and signing up players.
Yesterday he annexed the name
of Tom Elliott of Winlock as
<3> (United Press Leased Wire.) «>
♦ CHICAGO, Jan. I™— «
Stanislaus Zbyszko, the Pole, <$>
<S> is today victorious over <$>
■*• Charley Cutler, the Chicago <$>
$> heavyweight wrestler, tak- «•
<$> ing two straight falls. <3>
Tuesday, Jan. 14, 1913.,
Father had most lovely whiskers.
Gadly frayed, he has 'em yet;
Mother got the vote, and so she
Is a Buffragette!
Father's whiskers she has bor
(Lost hor feather duster!)
Father has his whiskers yet,
But they've lost their luster!
According to tho averages,
the Philadelphia Athletics |are
figured as the hardest club la
the American league to put
down on strikes. We had an
idea it was the Detroit Tigers.
Our idea of nothing at all i
The ball player who accepted
and signed a contract without a
whimper after getting a cut
Ruddy Klppered-herring wrote
a little piece for the paper some
thing like the above, but It was
a mere lmitashe; an lmitaahe I
tell you, HeleneM
Playing. It was noticed that
Jake played quite a ways from
the bag, but no one knew the
reason until Tommy started to
"Then all the players of both
teams were amazed to see Beck
ley rushing for second, a step
Or«. WO in advance of Leach *
Jake arrived ahead, slid Into
the bag, got up, dusted Tiia
.o t36, 1"8 and Proudly ejaculated:
°' l i on't ow. These bushers
1/ .»•♦*'■■*• but they haven't
got all the speed on earth.'"
BAG 16 BIRDS
n/w'f 6. 11, blrds were bagged by
Cy Neighbors and Friend Emll
Helmecke last Sunday. Cy used
a good bat, and it Is said his bat
ting average was about a thous
-0,11(1. -. ■ y* -1
. NEW YORK, Jan. 14.—With
both men fit and ready to go any
distance, it is said the bout be
tween Leach Cross and Jo« Riv
ers before the Empire Athletic
club tonight will attract thous
ands of fans.
CHICAGO, Jan. 14.—Coach A.
A. Stagg of the University of Chi
cago, has given up athletic work
for the rest of th« winter a»d left
for the south because of ill health.
He has been In danger of a
breakdown since the football
season. Phil Comstock, former
track captain and distance run
ner, will help Assistant Coach
Page in coaching the track team.