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(THE XRGUS. FRIDAY, JULY 23,-1909.
IN GREAT FORM
Islander T wirier Lets' Peoria
Down With but Four Stingy
FINAL SCORE IS 5 TO 0
Ttriilinnt Fielding of Islanders and
Hotting T Meloan Are Feat
ures of Game.
Teoria at Rock Islands "
Woomington at .Davenport;
Decatur at Dubuque. ' ;
Springfield at Cedar Rapids?.
In a game like that it is hard to pick
out the real feature. Was it Lakaff's
pitching, Meloan's battins. Voxel's
fielding, or the general playing of the
whole Islander team?
Meloan rapped out a safe hit every
time he came to the hat yesterday,
which gave Mm an average of-'J.OOrt for
yesterday's game. , He was up four
times and the result was three singles
and a two sacker. The fates willed it
that the singles should all count in
the run getting, and the two sacker
should lie wasted.
Not a single pass did Lakaff give
and he made his friends proud of him
yesterday. He seemed able to throw
the ball just, where he pleased and
many a time threw three over the pan
after teasing: the batter with as main
wide ones. There is little chance of
beating a pitcher who can throw the
bull where he pleases.
MfPffr Hits Two.
Mercer, who twirled for the visitors,
was wflil us a March bare, llesides
passing five men to first, he hit two of
the Islanders and unfortunately in the
head both times. Murphy and Mc
Bride were the sufferers, McDride's
bump being a severe one which com
pelled him to leave the game. Mur
phy's swat was not quite so se'vere and
he could not be induced to quit. He
was just as good as ever in about three
minutes after being hit.
McKenzie and Conlin did the in.'i
cator work yesterday to the satisfac
tion of everyone. McKenzie ha:-?
arned tor himself the reputation of
being the best man on rhe start :.nl
Cenlin.has made a very good Jmoress
ion since breaking into the work hcve.
Tere was absolutely no question on
decisions and "the game1 was not mar
red in the least by rag-chewing. .
.Vogel is playing his posirio.t in a
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the list all along and'a few more days
such as he has put in this week, will
put him so far ahead of the oiher
second sackers. that they will have to
look through a telescope in order .o
catch a glimpse of him. Yesterday he
accepted nine chances without a sign
of a bobble, and several of his. stops
were brilliant affairs such as make a
baseball game worth seeing. He chas
ed two grounders which seemed gool
for a hit over second base, and on
each occasion his clean fielding and
quicliaccttrare throw to first did the
lrlonn' irriH UntUn.
Yesterday was the first time we
have ever bad the pleasure of watching
an Islander rap out four safe biugles
out of as many trials. Meloan turned
the trick in a bandy manner. AH u!h
hits with one exception, were line
drives, the hardest kind to stop. His
first hit was a bounder over second
base, which although touched by bJt'j
the pitcher and the shortstop, had the
safety sign hung on it when if .-.i.rtd.
Dig "Swat.-" was missing frn-.i the
lineup yesterday and will be for sev
eral days to come. His absence Is due
to an operation which he found it
necessary to have performed on his
right foot. An ingrown toe nail had
been bothering him for some ri'iie and
now it is no more. "Swats" will have
to remain on the sick list for the re
mainder of this week at. least. With
Stark on first, the fielding aoilit- of
the team is not impared much al
though the regular, man's batting ii
l.nknflT in Flue Koriu.
Prank I-akaff was back in his old
lime f.irni yesterday and Peoria was
absolutely helpless before the bewil
dering shoots and curves which r-e
tossed up to them. The Islanders kitp
ported Frank in brilliant style and the
resell of t hi? game was in doubt at io
time. Only "four bits .were made off
Lakaff and not a man reached seconl
base, while nine hits were garnered at
the expense of Peoria's twirler, nnl
five runs resulted. The 'final cou.it
was r. io i.
The feature of the game outside of
Lakaff's pitching, was undoubtedly the
brilliant fielding, only one error being
made by bqth teams. The Islanders
made two double plays, both of which
were al.nopt too fast for the unaided
eye to follow. On one occasion, a hit
was made down the third base line and
in nine cases out of 10 it would have
been good for two sacks without ques
tion. McBride handled the ball In
short order, however, and his perfect
peg to second'vbase from the foul line
iear the fence, turned the two sacker
i. :o a single and a pjfout as he caught
the man before he reached second.
iNlandrrK Score Oflrn.
The five inns w hich the - Islanders
had chalked up to their credit catue
in four different innings and for the
most part, they were earned ,iuisJt,diie
o tuning nie- uait on ine nose." in tne
fir?t inning -Murphy; was hit jn the
heail by a 'pitched ball and giren his
base. lierger sacrificed him to second
md Meloan brought him in with a sin
gle over second base. In the third ijfi
idng. Murphy. Berger and Meloan hit
in succession and filled the sacks.
.lacobsen went out on a foul ball, .but
Mr-Bride btousht in ooe"run witii a
slow grounder to second on which he
was thrown out at first. The irning
ended when Rowan speared 'Kei ley's
liner which was tagged for three bases,
In ihe eighth inning two runs (were
added to the score after two men! were
gone. Meloan made- his fourth bit ol
the game and Jacobsen followed with
a tluep sacker into right field, scoring
Mi-nriilc Hit In Henil.
Mi 111 ide was hit in the- head by a
pitched ball in much the same manner
as Murphy had been, and he wag
forced to retire from the game.. Wil
son took his place and went to first
, 7 ' r i - , . - - ; I
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slander Rightfielder Whose Terrific
Batting Was a Feature of Yes
base. After (Christy had stolen second
base, Kelley' drove a single into right
Held and Jacobsen crossed the pan,
out; Ghvistvjwas thrown out trying to
follow hiWand the inning was over.
The last run tame in the eighth in
ning unaided by a single hit. Stark
was giventransportation as the result
of waiting for wide ones, and Vogel
made a martyr of himself and put
Claude on second. He scored from
there when Murphy drove one to Cuth.
bert on ' second base, which was fum
bled. The score:
ROCK ISLAND. A.ll.R. H. P. A.E.
Murphy, cf , 4 2 1 2 0 0
Berger. ss .4 0 1 1 2 0
Meloan. i f 4 1 4 0 ) n
Jacobsen, e :! 1 1 5 0
McBride. if .1 tt 1 0 1 0
Wilson, if 0 0 n l o 0
Kelley. r.b S 0 1 1 2 0
Stark lb 2 1 0 15 0 0
Vogel. 2 b 2 0 0 2 7 0
Lakaf. p 4 0 0 0 3 0
Totals 29 5 .9 27 15 0
PEORIA. .B. R. H. P. A.E.
Xetz.-l. 3b 4 0 1 2 0 0
Revnolds, If 3 0 1 2 0 0
Smiih. ss r. 0 0 2 0 0
Rowan, -lb ..
Higgins. c .. .
.2$ p 4 24 S 1
..1 0 1 00021 5
..no ooo oo no 6
Peoria . . -J.'.
Two-base hit Meloan. Three-base
hlt-acbbsen.' Sacrifice h its Berber,
Kelley;-Vogel. Stolen base Wilson.
Double 'plays Kelley-Vogel-St ark, Berger-
Vogel-St ark. Bases on balls Qff
Mercer, 5. Base, on dead ball Mur
phy, McBride. Struck out By Lakaff.
4; by Mercer. 4. Time of game 1:40.
Umpires McKenzie and Conlin.
SraMn SlitKgiae llerorri.
Dubuque, July 2". The miners
smashed the season's record by de
feating the commodores 22 to 1, in a
alugfest yesterday. The Decatur plav-
ers showed an inclination to toss up
the sponge in the sixth inning affr
the locals had accumulated IS runs.
Of the three pitchers used by Decat tr
Olesen was the particular mark, 13
hits being made of his delivery in four
and two-thirds innings. In the second
game the Decatur team got itself to
gether and won from Dubuque. ?, to 1,
in seven innings. Score:
DECATUR. R. U. P. A.E.
Jenkins, if 0 1 4 1 0
Barkwell, 3b n l oil
Cote, cf 0 n o 0 1
Foster, lb 0 0 (I 0 0
Burns, If 0 1 l 0 l
McNamara. 0 O S 12
Roudebiish, 2l 0 1 2 0 l
Purtell, ss 1 1 2 4 0
Ruby, p o o n 0 0
Olesen, p 0 0 1 21
Boucher p 0 1 0 1 0
Total 1 C 24 10 7
DUBUQUE. R. H. P. A. fi.
Taylor, If 5 5 0 0 )
Hauser, ss 4 5 1 3 1
Lerehen, lb '. 0 1 10 0 0
Daringer, rf 5 4 1 1 0
BackolT. cf 2 1 2 0 0
Vandine. 3b 2 4 2 2 0
Plass, 2b 3 2 1 4 0
Xunamaker, e 0 2 2 0 0
White, c J 0 - 2 0 a
Gurney, p 0 1 0 1 0
Ray, p 0 0 0 2 0
Total '.22 25 27 13 1
Decatur ............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Dubuque .302 55 3 3 1 22
Two base hits Daringer, Xunv
maker, Taylor (2), Roudebush, Backoff.
Three base hits Vandine, Hauser.
Bases on balls Off Gurney, 2; off Ray
1 ; off Boucher, 2; off Olesen, 4. Struck
out By Gurney, 2; by Ray, 1; by
Ruby, 1; by Olesen, 4. Double plays
Vandine to Tlass to Lerehen. Jenkins
to Purtell. Stolen bases Daringer, 2:
Plas8,;2. Wild pitches Olesen, 2. Hit
by Pitcher White. Hits made Oif
Gurney,. 1 in five innings; off Ruby, 5
in one inning; off Olesen, 13 in four
and two-thirds innings. Umpire
SECOND GAME. R. II. E.
Dubuque ......... 1 0 0 0 0 0 01 4
Decatur 01 000023 . 9
Batteries Gurney and Xunamaker;
Jacobsen and Boucher.
Rnpfrat Acroiw Itiver.
Davenport. July 23. -It was a hilar
(Continued on rage Six.)
JACK TIGHE :
Suspensfon Hanging Over Is
lander Manager Is to Be
BACK QU FIELD TOMORROW
Fines Are Paid and Incident Closed
Xow let's (Jet Together nntf
Iloost for the Team.
Manager Jack Tighe will be back I t
the game again tomorrow, and Rock
Island fandom will be. happy again aa
a result. The fines which were assess
ed against, the big manager and Center
Fielder Murphy for the trouble which
they had at Peoria have been paid, and
the other conditions which the league
president made have been met. Ac
cordingly the suspension hanging over
Manager Tighe will be lirted after the
game today, as was suggested in yes
terday's Argus would be likely to oc
cur. Twelve of the 15 days' suspen
sion which was given Manager Tighe
will be lifted, as was stated by Mr.
Sexton at the" beginning, as the result
of the payment of the fine and other
wise clearing tip the matter.
Sow l.rt'tt BoomI.
The closing up of the unfortunate af
fair will be hailed with delight by all
the fans in the city, and everyone will
breathe a sigh of relief. The thing to
do, now that it is over, is to get to
gether again and boost for Manager
Tighe and his ball club. Jack has giv
en us the two best ball teams which
we have had for years, and he won the
only pennant which we have owned
since the founding of the Three-Eye
league. He bids fair now to hand us
another one. . Tighe is a zealous man
ager and it ' is his earnest desire to
win every game he plays. Here's hop
ing that no more unpleasant incidents
will arise and that everyone will get
behind the team and boost it into first
place and keep it there the remainder
of the season.
LINE '0 DOPE
Loomis. who failed to make good foi
Bloomington and who was also droi
ped by Canton, was given a trial by
Decatur. He appeared to show clas
except in one inning.
Zimri Higgins broke, Into the' game
for Little gocU Monday, but lost to
Nashville. 4 to 1, the team behind him
making three errors. Seven hits were
secured off his delivery.
- . - -
A leiter from Fred Beck states th.it
he has been notified that he is to be
retained permanently on the Boston
Nationals, although most of the other
youngsters were farmed out, waives
being asked upon all.
"Sandow" Mertes. formerly of the
New York National league club, has
been made captain of the Stockton
(Cal.) Slate league club to succeed
Danny Shay, who'will depart for Kan
sas City to manage that team.
Manager Xovacek of Bloomington
has a promising successor in his 10-year-old
boy. The youngster has bean
fitted tip with a baseball uniform and
serves tneteam as bat boy. He s
pardonably proud of bis slugging
A Detroit naner at hand snenka well
of Bill Lelivelt, even if he did lose his
first came for the Tlzers. and cives
the impression that he had little fault
in the losing. Bill is spoken of as
Jennincs' new six thousand dollar
beauty, with shoots as deceptive as his
style is pleasing."
Raymond Webster, the Islander
twirler who was loaned to Burlington,
and who went from there to Ottumwa,
was in the city today and yesterday
His team played a series in Kewanee,
and as he had twirled the day before
going there, it gave him a chance to
get away for a few. days. . Ray is look
ing fine and is pitching good ball.
Umpire Billy Earle, . who is at
Cedar itapids, Is suffering from rheu
matism so badly that he is hardly
able to work and Conlin has been
sent to that city to relieve him. That
will leave McKenzie alone here for
the remainder of the series. Earle
has been ordered to report at Dav
enport to aid Hollingsworth. Billy
is all right as long as he doesn't have
to move around too quickly and if
he is allowed to officiate In conjunc
tion with another umpire, hi3 rheu
matism does not bother him enough
to keep him from working. .,
Unless booster day plans just forma
lated by the baseball association there
materialize, the Dubuque Three-Eye
team will be turned over to President
Sexton. The attendance to date "s
10.000 behind last year, and the sitin
tion Is serious. The association is m
debt without prospects under present
conditions of making good. - Last year
the men at the head of the association
eunk considerable money. Three move
ments were instituted at a meeting
Wednesday eight which was presided
over, by President Palen. The, first
committee appointed will visit business
men and solicit funds; the second com
mittee will visit the management of
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view of securing concessions, and the
third will organize a tag day move
ment. While the fans are loath to al
low the franchise to go elsewhere, the
proposition is up to the business men.-
Freeport, 111., July 2?. President
Moll of the Wisconsin-Illinois" league
has been telegraphed to come to Free
port at once. At the meeting of the
directors of the local association finan
cial difficulties came near causing the
directors to throw up the sponge in
disgust. President McCarty said thit
Freeport had probably seen its last
game of league ball for this season
and that the directors were unwilling
to foot the heavy bills that are being
Incurred. As the matter now stands
Freeport is very likely to forfeit its
guarantee to finish the season and ac
cept ignominious defeat.
LaCrosse, Wis., July 23. None of
the directors of the IiCrosse Bas.-
ball association, owners of the La
Cross club cf the Minnesota-Wisconsin
league, have begun wearing dia
monds, bought with the profits. Pres
ident Henry Rooney announces that
stringent means will have to be taken
to raise money if the club is to re
main in the league, and on Wednesday,
July 28, a crew of girls will invade th
business streets and stores and "tag."
the male population for 50 cents each
to help support the team. Stillwater.
Red Wing and Mankato are trying to
buy the LaCrose franchise, but meas
ures are to be adopted here to raise
sufficient money to maintain the club.
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much longer Chief Meyer will have to
turn the hose on the town. Blooming
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