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SHOWING ALL-STAR FORM, TIGERS GRAB OFF OPENING GAME
BY "EDDIE" PETERS
Sporting Editor The Times
If the Tacoma Tigers can maintain the pace that
they set in their opening game with Seattle yester
day, the 1915 pennant is cinched!
They played a brand of ball often seen in the big
Eastern circuits, but seldom witnessed on the dia
monds of our Western burgs.
They played sensationally, cleverly, terrifically
fast. They went after the old ball as though they
ware untamed cannibals, ready to devour the horse
hide pill at a moment's notice.
They made a showing that did Tacoma proud.
They played a better brand of ball than any Taeoma
team on opening day during the past five years.
We few fans who had the gumption to travel to
Seattle yesterday, hoping against hope that the
Giants wouldn't beat our pets too badly, had the
glory and joy of hearing a large crowd of Seattle
rooters lose patience with their own team and ap
plaud the sensational work of the Tigers during the
entire last half of the contest.
iron Man joe aacuinnuy was
called upon thirty minutes before
the game, to disrupt the Giants'
hopes. Dick Kaufman had been
scheduled to pitch, but in early
warming-up, tits arm troubled him
and the veteran twirler ,vas sent
Against him nw MM biggcrt
buadle of baesball conceit that
ever wore a Seattle uniform—
Walter Mails. Touted as a phe
■on, and lauded to the skies by
the Heattle press and fans, Mint
IS-yaer-oM kid puffed up like .1
pouter pigeon wtwn he steppoU
oat on the dlanioml. He strutted
Uke a National iiuardnmitn on Ills
first dress parade.
Young Malls undeniably has
the foods, so far as pitching is
concerned. He has a $1,000 arm
and a 5-cent baseball brain. Ho
got so completely foozled in sev
eral plays yesterday, and pulled
sash bonehead stuff, that even
hU most ardent Seattle admirers
ware forced to give him the colt
la the second Inning, with two
on basis. Mails grabbed Boeckels
grounder and pegged It home.
Catoher Cadman's presence of
■(■a caused him to shoot the
sphere back to first, and nabbed
■sachet. But Mails' play was
jast an example of the rattle
brained playing that he exhlbit
•4 throughout the contest. If
Malta had won yesterday, you
couldn't have touched him today
with a yardstick. His defeat
saved htm from an awful fate.
He way still get into better com
pany than the Giants.
Tacoma won the game simply
by outplaying the Seattle team.
Two of Its runs came in the sec
ond Inning, while the fans were
•till telling each other what a
phenomenal pitcher Tealy Ray
mond had found in Mails. The
inning went like this:
Hogan, the fimt man up,
t*asnnl the first ball through
Mails for a single. Bntler
■epped a pretty one out to
IN THE WORLD OF SPOR TS
right field, near the fence,
and Barth, after landing the
hall, dro|>|ied it again. Ho
gan made third and Butler
second. Boeckel drove •
grounder to Mails, who shot
it home. Hogan had derid
ed not to run, ho Oadiuan
pegged Boerkel out at first.
Htokke hooked his hat
M|imri. across a straight ball.
The horaebide sped over sec
ond baseman Boweock's head
and rolled to the center gar
dens, while Uogan and But
ler romped across the rub
ber. HteveiiN and Mctiinnlty
The Giants came near scoring
in several innings. But McGln
nlty, cool and collected, certain
in a stone-wall Hiipport, pulled Ms 1
team out of every hole. In the!
seventh the Seattleites mado a
tally, but they had no chance to
tie the score. Barth singled and
was sacrificed to second. Bow
cock slammed a perfect double in
to the middle of Rainier valley,
and Barth came home. Bowcock
never got past second.
Tacoma made) another
wore In the ninth, Just to
rinch the game. Stokke sin
gled to center, was adTanced
to second and third by flter
eng and McGinnity, and nror
ed on Johnson's single to the
The Tigers demonstrated their
superior ability in the very first
inning, when they broke the
Giants' hearts by not letting them
score. Killllay had been advanc
ed to third, with Beatty on sec
ond, when Kippert drove a terri
fic smash along the ground to
Hiester. .With Klllilay tearing up
the whitewash path to home,
Hiester heaved the pill after h'm.
Stevens captured It, swung on
Klllilay's Blide, and caught him
by no more than two inches.
If Mulls Is the beat pitcher
Heattle has. It looks like duck
coup for the Tiger* this
week. For Taroma out [day
ed, out-hit and out-fielded
the Giaat* yenterday. And
any Seattle fan who saw the
Ktme will tell you so.
The score follows:
THE BOX SCORE
Seattle. All R H PO A R
Killilay. ef . 4 0 2 1 0 0
Raymond, bb. 4 0 0 1 5 0
Beatty, lb .. 4 0 1 14 1 0
Kippert. If . 4 0 0 0 0 0
Marl li. rf .. . 4 1 1 1 0 0
Courtney, 3b. 4 0 0 1 3 1
Bowrock, 2b. 4 0 2 2 4 0
('adman, c . . 4 0 1 7 1 0
Mails, p . ... 8 0 1 0 4 1
Totals ...35 1 8 27 17 3
Tacoma. AB R H PO A B
Johnson, if . 4 0 1 4 0 0
Hiester, Sb . 5 0 0 1 1 0
Wilson, rf . . 4 0 2 4 0 0
Hogan, cf . . 4 1 1 I • 0
Butler, ss . . 4 1 1 0 I 1
I Boeckel, 21) 3 0 0 2 3 0
Stokke, lb . 4 1 3 9 I 0
Stevens, c .. 4 0 1 t 0 0
McOinnity, p 4 0 0 S S 0
Totals .. .86 3 8 17 11 1
Seattle 00000010 o—l
Tacoma 02000000 I—3
Summary: Two-base hits —
Bowcock. Beatty, Butler. Stolen
base* -Johnnon. Hogan. Double
play—Stokke to Boeekel. Sacri
fice hits — Raymond, Courtney,
Hogan, McOinnltr, Stevens. Bases
on ball*—Off Malta 8. Umpire*—
McGreevy and Lynch. Time—
He Pitched Great Ba I
Joe McGinnlty, the Iron Man
of baseball. Showing plainly
that he had trained down at lea*t
20 pounds during the Hprliig.
M<<.iiiniiy went into yesterday's
game with a grim determination
to win. And he pitched aa su
perb a game as anyone would
want to see.
ONCE-OVERS m !
Considering that it was the o|iening game of the weaHoa, the
crowd at Dujrdalc's park yesterday ivun unquestionably small. Them
were jUMt 2.X.-.0 paid admiMiionH. The lower tier of seatM in the
gramlMtand «v» well rilled, but the bleacher* were more than half
• • ■
Kaufman m«y pitch today, hut his arm Is in bad shape. He
had been selected to open the season, hut after throwing a few balls
in practice yesterday he gave up the attempt, reporting to Manager
Hall that his arm was hurting him. "It was better to stay out
, entirely than to gp in and make a fool of myself," said Kaufman
afterwards. How many kid pitchers would have used this philosophy
if they had had a chance to pitch the first game.
a. -s> a
Walter Mails, who pitched for Heattle, confessed yesterday
that he had not slept a wink the night before, because of ex
citement and worry over the game.
• <# •
Clinton Manley and Johnny Weise, two ardent Tacoma ball
fans, who attended the game, declared that Tacoma had the best
team in their remembrance. "We're going to win the pennant
sure," said Johnny last evening.
• « •
It looked bad for Tacoma wl MK!lnnity began pitching. His
first three balk, pitched to Killllay, were balk. The fourth was a
strike, and the fifth resulted in a single to the far right field.
• • •
Johnson, In left field, did some phenomenal work in fielding
yesterday. He nabbed four long flies that seemed impossible and
cut off the hopes of four of the best Seattle hitters.
• • •
Mayor Gill opened the season by pitching the first ball to
President Blewett of the Northwestern league. Gill gave an excellent
Imitation of a woman with both arms tied behind her, trying to pitch
hay. He used his left hand, and threw the ball somewhere between
first base and the players' bench. GUI looked more like' a hick than
anyone on the grounds, but he got the applause, Jusj the same.
OUR SCHOOL OF BASEBALL
HINTS FOR THE YOUNG PITCHER
BY RUSS HALL, TIGER MANAGER
Ed Walsh made his reputation
with this one bojrs. It's the fa
mous spit tor; here's the way he
used to throw it when he was
good. Moisten the plain surface
on top of the ball. (Fig. 1.)
You must get a lot of speed on
this one. Use the overhand de-
THI TACOMA Tima
livery, the firat and second fing
ers covering plain surface. Keep
the other fingers away frem the
■earns! Bee Flf. t.
TIMES WANT ADD* BRIHO
ItKBUI/TS. BKB FACIR BIX.
♦ NOIM,. WKKTKKN LJRAGrK
♦ ' Game* Vaster toy.
♦ Tacoma S, Seattle t.
♦ Spokane 9, Aberdeen 5.
♦ Vlootria 2, Vancouver 0.
♦ BUnding of the Clulm.
♦ Won. Lost. Pot.
♦ Taeoma .... 1 0 1.000
♦ Victoria .... 1 0 1.000
♦ Spokane 1 0 1.000
♦ Seattle 0 1 .000
♦ Aberdeen ... 0 1 .000
♦ Vancouver .. 0 I .000
♦ Tacoma at Seattle.
♦ Aberdeen at Spokane.
♦ Victoria at Vancouver.
♦ NATIONAL l.i: \<il W V
Standing of the Clubs.
Won. Lost. Pet.
Philadelphia .... 6 0 1.000
Cincinnati S 2 .714
Boston 4 I .667
Chicago 4 3 .571
Plttsburg 3 4 .420
New York .2 4 .833
St. Louia 2 6 .286
Brooklyn 1 6 .143
Brooklyn 3 9 3
Boston 4 7 3
Pfeffer, Ragon, Coombs, Altch
lson and McCarty; Luque, Hughes
R H I
Philadelphia 5 12 1
New York 2 7 0
Mayer and Kllllfer; Sehauer
R H E
Plttsburg 8 18 3
Chicago 6 7 |
Mamaux, McQuillen and Gib
son; Cheney, Zabel, Pierce and
R H B
St. I.ouiß .%; ,0 2 0
Cincinnati 2 11 0
Perdue and Snyder; Benton
<fr AMKItH AY I/UAGUK *
Smmllng of Urn Club*.
Won. Lost. Pet.
Detroit 0 2 .714
Boston . . 4 2 .667
Cleveland 4 3 .571
Washington S 8 .500
New York 3 8 .500
St. Louis 3 4 .420
Philadelphia ... 2 4 .338
Chicago 2 5 "t286
R H B
New York 2 8 2
Philadelphia 6 12 0
Warhop and Sweeney; Shaw
key and McAvoy.
R H ■
Boßton S 12 0
Washington 2 8 2
Foster and Thomas; <in Ilia,
Avers and Ainsmith.
R H ■
Chicago ...'. 3 7 2
Deroit 6 11 1
Clcotte and Sclialk, Dauss and
♦ l<-KI>KKAIi LEAGUB *
Standing of the Hulii.
Won. Lost. Pet.
Brooklyn 6 2 .750
Chicago 6 3 .625
Kansas City 5 4 .IBS
Newark 5 4 *5I
IMttKlmrg 4 5 .444
Buffalo 8 | .375
St. Louis S 6 .:i7 i
Baltimore 3 6 .353
R H I
Brooklyn 2 11 1
Buffalo S 11 1
Lafltte and Land; Schulz and
R H X
Chicago 5 5 0
St. LouU 8 5 3
Brennan, -frown and Fischer;
Groom and Hartley.
Kansas City t 6 0
Pittsburg 4 7 0
Main and Easterly; Camnltz.
Ilogge and Berry.
♦ PACIFIC COAST I.K.A<;i I. *
SundUag of the Clube.
Won. Lost. Pet.
Ix>a Angeles 15 7 .683
San Francisco ...11 It) .524
Salt Lake I 8 .529
Portland I 11 .411
Venice T 10 .413
Oakland • 14 .364
Loa Angelea 6, Oakland 4.
Salt Lake 6. Portland 2.
How the Youngsters Look
In First Big League Game
BY HK;H H. I I I,I,KKTO\.
There is quite a bunch of new
faces in the American and Fed
e.rai leagues thin season—and In •
the opening games several of!
them have given Indications that
i h«y will last. Oddly enough the I
National league which made more •
changes in players presented only
i wo unknown players.
Smith, the speedy shotstop of,
i'm Chicago Whales, looks as if 1
ha will develop into one of the
wonders of the game. He is odd
ly ignorant of batters and In one
game ri<i*played four with a re
suit that three extra hits went
through. He baa a lot of speo-1
and dash and covers fait, both
The Chicago White Sox are dis
playing more new faces In their
regular line-up than any of the
other teams. Quintan, from the
coast, Happy Felsh and Bunny
Brief from the association all are
new to major league fanu.
Brief is showing a lot, but
Felsh revealed one bad weak neb*
right off the reel, his inability to
play the sunfield. Quinlan is act
ing as ir he always bas been it
major Uw* <-j aud opened ills
career » it ii a ripping double.
* • •
Ib sj>itn of the numerous
changes of uniforms the National
league players who took part an
regulars in the opening games
all are veteran ball players save
THE FIST THAT KNOCKED JACK
JOHNSON INTO GLORY
Jess Wlllanis fist and phU.
The powerful right hand that
made the cowboy champion of thn
world when it landed on Jack
Johnson's jaw. Below Is abso
lutely the lateat picture of the
champion aa he appears on hii
Umpire Mc<lr«evey worked liehind the bat, and proved to be
a »Uckl«r for di^K-ipiiDe on the ball field. He Hto|tped the game no
less than sis times, because players or Mbs were violating Home
petty ground mle. Mlk« Lynch, working oat lh« baso*, gave a good
a«co«Bttag of himself
Mil.arry. The switches are tco
numerous to mention, a few who
made good last yefttr, like yon
Kolnlti, Oerber, Costello, lia/e
won regular joba.
With the Federal league gtr-
IVmi.M k of the Atiiletics looks
great tlila year, so does Bunny
Brief, holding the Jinx rirst bnse
Job with the White Sox.
Ing jobs to a number of young
Immlei-H who have won places
this spring, the American league
taking half a dozen "kids" into
the regular teams, the fact tliat.
the National is almost entirely
made up of veterans Is remark
able until you study the effect of
that 21-man rule. The managers
simply could not afford to discard
a man they knew could do eertiln
things and t:• K<• on a young ex
perimental player, bo the young
sters were canned back to the
Wednesday, April 21,1910.
A LlttU Gossip
From All the
BY MTU HILL.
In your last evening's paper,
which I was reading, I noticed
your mistake of the Butchers
team losing to McKenna. The
Butchers played on tbe tldeflats
Sunday moaning and won from
the Lone Stars, 5 to 4. In the
afternoon we all took In the
Swain benefit. We have played
fire games this yenv and won all,
so please, if you will, correct this
mistake, and all will lie fine.
Score of our game: Butchers. 5;
Lone Stars, 4. Batteries—Bender
and Esklund; Besaw and Frttoh.
Thanking you, I remain,
The Western Salmon team, on«
of the fastest amateur ball clubi
In Titcunia, Is anxious to line up
a game for Sunday. Call up
Maager Plan, about 6 p. u> , at
• • •
A NEW TKAM
The South Side Sluggers Ath
letlo olub has organized for the
season and Is open for dates.
Manager McMaliou and Captain
"Snakes" Hull think they have
a team good enough for the city
league. For games, telephone
Madison 1004. No teams are
The lineup of the new I'itn
follows: Joe Iverson, c; Sain
Snell, p; BUlle Bone, ss; Julian
McMahon, 1b; Kit Nloolet, 2b;
Joe Ammon, :;i>. Walter Movies,
rf; Happy Elde, cf; Clifton H«H.
VANCOUVER, B. C, April 81.
—McKenry of the Victoria team
had the champions bottled up at
all stages of their game yester
day afternoon, and whitewashed
the Vancouver team, 2 to 0. A
monster crowd attended the open-
Ing game, after a parade a mile
In length had marched through
the city. The score:
t H ■
Vancouver 0 5 I
Victoria 2 9 0
Baterles: Hunt and Brotteni;
McKenry and Grlndle.
SPOKANE, April 81.—A. hard
wind made yesterday's opening
game a wierd one. High filet
blew all over the lot, making per
fect fielding almost impossible.
The Spokane team made seven
runs in the fourth Inning when
Clark blew up. The score:
R H H
Aberdeen 6 9 t
Spokane 9 1S 5
Batteries: Clark and Hark
ness, Lewis; Salveson and Noyes,
PENSION SUIT riLKD
Ellen Bradfleld, widow of B. N.
Bradfield, deceased, has filed
papers la her salt to compel the
payment of a pension. The city
claimed that hs did not work the
necessary 10 years to receive a
Have enough con
fidence in their
wives to depend on
their judgment in
closing a email
tion. Yet these men
name their wives aa
executors of their
wills, thui suddenly
with buelneas prob
lems that, during
their lifetime, they
never thought the
• wife capable of han
l.pl iih talk it over
Bank & Trust Co.
Pacific Aye. at 11 til.
4% on Having*.