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SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 1910.
WIN NEW FLAG?
Jennings Has an Opportunity
to Make Record Equal to
That of Oomiskey.
IMANY OTHERS HAVE FAILED
II action, Anson, Clarke, Chance and
the Late Frank Selee Won
Three In Succession.
( Will Hugh Jennings, manager or roe
V Detroit Tigers and Inventor of that
now famous bartlecry "Ee-yahf whose
i specialty Is smashing records, fracture
I another one this season 7 Four time
(winners in the American and National
(leagues are unknewn In fact, the only
I team In a major organization that won
four flags In a row was C barley Co
jmiakey'a St. Lou la Browns in the
'American association. If Jennings
ean pilot his Tigers to the top this
jysar he will hare accomplished a task
fthMt proved too much for Adrian An
isos, the late Frank Selee, Ned Han
ilon, Fred Clarke and Frank Chance.
Each one of these men was the com
jynsnder ef a club that finished in front
fthree years in succession. None of
fttrem, however, eonkl land tbe banner
for the fourth consecutive time.
'Anson had the chance in 18S3, Selee
in 1894. Hanlon In 1S97. Clarke In
1904 and Chance in 1909. The Chi
cago team, which carried .off the hon
pn IB 1880, ,1881 and 1882, finished eec
cnA in 18SS, being 41 points behind
Boston. The Boston club lad tbe field
la 1831, 1892 and 1888 and finished
'third In the race of 1894, Baltimore
(winning the pennant, with New York
as the runner up.
( The pacemakers of 1894,(1895 and
1$96 ware the Baltimore Orioles, one
lot whom was Hnghey Jennings, dis
vturber of baseball records. In 1897
kin Boston- wrested the championship
title from the Birdlets, who made a
gallant effort to enter the ranks; of
it he four' time -winners. The Mary
Banders failed' to -do so, however, and
uxmaatmmn jkbsxkos, .row mn a
( VOUBTB P AST.
-ttte flnahretnrns were all In the
' Boston team's average of victories-was-.705
and Baltimore's .693.
Btexrea om Sinai Series.
(' The 1897 destination of the pennant
hinged on the. result of the final se
;rlee played 'in '.Baltimore between the
.Orioles and the Bean . Eaters. When
this set of' games started on Friday,
Sept.24, the Birdlets were on the top J
rung ox tne cnampionsaip i&aaer,
though their advantage in the per
centage column was only one point.
: The fourth National league combina
tion to win three banners in a row
was Pittsburg. The Pirates, command
ed by Fred Clarke, topped the list in
1901. 1902 "and 1903. Tbe next year
they fell off badly, dropping to fourth
position. Ahead of them were the
Giants, the Cubs and the Beds. Pitts
burg's 1904 record was .569, that of
the pennant winning New York club
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MANAGER JACK TIGHE.
Last vear the Cubs, with Frank
Chance directing them, had the oppor
tunity to become four time winners
and mlgbt have done so had it not
been for Johnny Kling Joining the
holdout brigade. The Windy City
troune ran a poor second to tbe Pirates
and were 44 points behind the Cor
sairs when the season ended.
Until Jennings entered the American
league that organization never knew
what it was to have a team that nn
is bed first more than two years in suc
cession. Chicago won the banner m
1900 and 1901, and Boston turned the
trick In 1903 and 1904. Jennings shat
tered precedent last year by piloting
the Tigers to the top for the third
consecutive time, and now he is out to
wte another flasr.
It is the general opinion that Hughey
will experience tremendous difficulty
in keeDinsr the American league pen
nant in Detroit for another year. Fans
think the Tigers are destined to go
Dact, ana go wick oaaiyM in jvj.u.
LANGF0RD VERSUS BARRY.
Two Crack Heavyweights to Battle In
Vernon, Cel., April 9.
Sam Langford, the colored pugilist
from Boston, who recently disposed of
Jim Flynn by tbe knockout route, Is
now hard in training for his twenty-
five round battle with Jim Barry, the
Chicago heavyweight, to be held in
Vernon, Cel., April 9. Sam is sure he
will defeat Barry as easily as he did
Flynn and will then go after Stanley
Langford has beaten Barry several
times, but the white man, with height,
reach and weight, believes he can
overcome the negro in more than ten
First Baseman Lush and Pitcher
Dickson are tbe stars that Johnny
McGraw. has uncovered so far this
Manager Roger Breanahan of the St.
Louis is now a heavily Insured man.
President Boblson has again Insured
his hustling manager to the extent of
110,000 against accidents other than
those on the ball field and taken out a
policy for $50,000 on Bresnahans life.
In Russell Ford Manager George
Stalling of the New York Americans
believes that be has the best find
which has come out of the minors in
years. Ford is fire feet eleven Inches
tall and weighs 175 pounds. Twirling
for Jersey City last season, he was a
Bill Bradley of the Cleveland Amer
icans says that he believes Bescher,
the Springfield (O.) boy with the Cin
clnnatis, will break all modern base
stealing records this year. Brad saw
Bescher in practice at Hot Springs
before he left to join the Naps at
Hughey Jennings says that Cleve
land Is an uncertain team thl year
because some of the pitchers are old.
How about his own pitchers? Dono
van and Mullln have been pitching
longer than Joss, whlto Killian is no
STOLE FIRST BASE. f
According to Simon Nichols, &
now of the Cleveland Ameri
cans, Harry Davis of the Phil
adelphia Athletics is the .only
player who ever stole first base
in an American league game.
Simon did not see tbe feat ac
complished, as it happened be
fore be joined tbe Athletics, but
the story is an oft told yarn in
the Philadelphia camp. Davy
Fultz, who was tbe star base
runner of the league for a cou
ple of seasons, was on third
base and Davis was on first.
Davis sought to draw a throw
so as to give Fults a chance to
score, but the catcher refused
to make tbe try, and Davis went
down to second unopposed.
This did not satisfy Harry,
however, and on the Tery next
ball pitched. he started back to
first. This time the catcher lost
bis head and, being nonplused
by the unusual play, threw to
the first baseman. This was just
what Fultz was waiting for, and
he dashed for home. The first
sacker returned the ball to tbe
plate, but it was too late, and
Fultz scored, and Davis was on
first base once more.
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The New Baseball Rules
USES AND FUTURE
The days of the motorcar as a pleas
ure vehicle of merit, reliability, com
fort, endurance and satisfaction are
not numerically large, as -only within
the last few years Important improve
ments made have enabled the pur
chaser to get a satisfactory amount of
pleasure from its use, but the day of
the auto as an exclusive pleasure ve
hicle is passing away, and the motor
car is rapidly developing in directions
never dreamed of by its inventors, and
Its uses are just beginning to be real
ized for heretofore on thought of pur
poses and utilities.
It is already doing satisfactory
service as ambulance, fire engine,
commercial truck and delivery wag
on of all sizes and descriptions for
all purposes Imaginable. It is displac
ing horses in many directions, even on
the farm, as the farmers of tbe west
are beginning to use It as a means of
conveyance not only for themselves,
but for their product as well.
In many states it is being used to
do the work formerly done by the ordl
nary commercial gas engine, such as
cutting fodder, grinding corn or saw
ing wood. When not in use as a pleas
ure vehicle it will satisfactorily do the
work of a portable engine. All that
is required is to Jack up one of the
rear wheels, put a belt over it, start
tbe engine and ran It at any desired
Tbe development of the automobile
is also a factor In making aerial navi
gation possible, due mainly to the im
provement of the gasoline engine.
Gasoline power will no doubt be used
in the future for displacing electricity
as a motive power for long distance
suburban trolley lines and possibly to
some extent the locomotive on steam
Solves Snbnrban QnMtlon.
Did it ever occur to you that each
succeeding year the great cities of
this country become less popular as
permanent residences of both rich and
poor? If yon stop to consider you will
realize that the suburbs are growing
with marvelous rapidity.
In fact, for miles around the big
cities there has sprung Into existence
a transformation from fields of grain
and the growing products of the farm
to finely trimmed lawns and comfort
able homes of the business men. So
stop and consider how few of the men
of financial resources with whom you
are acquainted now spend the months
of October and November in the fall,
April and May in tbe spring, in the
confined quarters of tbe big city.
A few years ago it was the custom
of most people to occupy their summer-houses
three months in'tbe year,
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Give tbe Umpire Unlimited Aut2orIty
OF THE MOTOR CAR
while nine months they spent m tneir
town bouses. We bow find a complete
reversal. The managers of eur great
hotels and apartment nooses, crowded
to the limit for three months in mid
winter, find their houses practically
abandoned the balance of the year.
The automobile la to blame for this
condition, the great single element in
making possible the simple life of the
country gentleman and at the same
time permitting the close personal
touch with business necessity In the
People are beginning to realize that
with this highly developed mods of
locomotion, the 1910 automobile, it Is
possible to enjoy tbe excitement of
the city, together with the comforts,
happiness and Joy of the open country.
It Is a conceded fact that the motor
car has become an every day of the
There are numerous unchallenged
arguments in favor of the winter use
of the new model motorcars. With
tbe family the winter la the season
when a conveyance is a necessity,
whether to attend tbe opera, balls, re
ceptions, or what not.
But tbe yet greater need of the de
pendable conveyance such as the mo
torcar is found among the business
men, who are able to reach their offices
with certainty, swiftness and comfort.
NAPS' MANY FIRST SACKERS.
Cleveland Has Close to Dozen Who
Have Played In Kiel Base.
The Cleveland Americans have elev
en men this year who have played first
base at some time during their pro
fessional baseball career. With some
It has been their regular position, but
others merely filled in when necessity
demanded. Tbe real first Backers,
though, are only two Lajoie and Sto
vall. SI Nichols subbed for Harry
Davis at Philadelphia for a few games,
while Manager Armour when manager
of the Naps was forced to ask Harry
Bemls to hold down the Initial sack
for an occasional contest. Addle Joss
was another volunteer, and tbe tall
man from Toledo surely acquitted him
self splendidly at first.
Joe Birmingham played first a little
in the New York State -league, Hlg
glns played it considerably In 1907,
Harkness was stationed there for a
month in 1908, while Krueger was
tried there by Columbus. As for Man
ager McGxdre, he held down first for
one game in 1908.
Filipino Captain of Water Polo Team.
Chicago "university has a Filipino,
Conrado Benitez, as captain of the
water polo team.
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TWi Tear. News Item.
AUTOS RAGE FOR
First National Event of the
Kind to Be Run Off at
HELD DECORATION DAY
Contest Board of the American Asso
ciation Makes Arrangements
Automobile racing enthusiasts are
Interested In a mammoth national
championship race which is to be
held under the direction of tbe con
test board of the American Automo
bile association at the Indianapolis
motor speedway on Decoration day.
There will be fully 15 races in the
championship events and the entire
day will be required to run them.
Every division in the new classifica
tion of stock cars will contend and
nearly half a hundred medals will be
distributed among the winners. The
cars finishing first in each division
will receive gold medals, the seconds
silver and the thirds bronze. Entries
must be made with A. A. A. contest
board and they will not only be the
first real championship races ever
held in this country but they will
also be the Initial national races run
under the new 1910 rules of the con
The completion of the arrange
ments for the championship races
was the most Important thing done
by the contest board this week.
Gltddra Entrr Blaaka Out.
Rulea and entry blanks for the
1910 Glidden tour which starts from
Cincinnati June 15, were ordered
printed and distributed to the man
ufacturers and other possible en
trants. The board also authorized the
positive announcement th.xt the tour
will start from Cincinnati, notwith
standing numerous unofficial reports
to the effect that other cities are
under consideration as starting
ATHLETES TO VISIT ENGLAND
8hppard and Gisslng to 8all Fer
Fired by the success of Nat Cart
mell, the former University of Penn
sylvania sprinter, Melvln M. Sheppard
and Harry Gisslng, two of tbe great
est runners In the country today, are
THIS YEAR'S TEAM
planning an Invasion of England. The
pair are to sail shortly and expect to
be abroad until tbe end of the sum
mer. ' Sheppard has been anxious to
return to England since tbe London
Olympic games, nearly two years ago.
when be disagreed with the majority
of the American athletes who were
members of the United States Olympic
team and declared that the British
athletic authorities bad accorded him
fair and Impartial treatment. Since
char time he has always been outspo
ken In his praise of ths British ath
The two athletes win be watched
closely by the Amatenr Athletic Union
of the United States and the 'Amateur
Athletic Association of England, al
though it Is freely predicted by promi
nent athletic authorities here that the
pair will follow tbe example of Cart-
mell and turn professionals should in
ducements to do so prove satisfactory.
There Is one point about the trip
that Is puzzling to the Amateur Ath
Ietlc union officials, and that Is how
men of the moderate means of Shep
pard and Gisslng can afford to spend
the summer in' England. Tbe cost of
tbe trip. Including the passage by
steamer, will be not less than 1 1,000
each. Irrespective of the loss of salary
daring the summer months.
In the London Olympic games two
years ago Sheppard won the 800 me
ter run In 1 minute 64 4-6 seconds and
the 1,500 meter event in 4 minutes
S 2-5 seconds, creating new a record in
each event. Emillo Lunghl, tbe Ital
ian, was second to Sheppard in the
800 meter race, while Wilson was run
ner np In the long distance event
Both of these men competed in this
country last summer under the Irish
American .Athletic club colors and are
' arax-nw sbbkabxx
In England- at presentT This quartet
constltotes the fastest middle distance
runners in the world and will furnish
some spectacular races In England tbe
Griffith to Shift Mitchell.
Clarke Griffith of tbe Cincinnati Na
tionals does not propose to have Mike
Mitchell's batting eye ruined by too
much sun. Mike will be shifted to cen
ter field, and Griffith expects his bat
ting average to Improve about ten
HINTS FOR AUTOISTS. f
Never change a single ball in 4
a bearing. Renew all tbe balls. Z
Recent developments would J
seem to indicate that the left
band drive is gaining in favor.
riugs placed In the cylinder
heads are more likely to become
fouled than those in pockets at
tbe sides. It is therefore a good
plan to take tbe plugs out and
clean tbem when trouble comes
before proceeding to dismember
the coll or magnets.
A badly clogged circulating
system may be thoroughly clean
ed by a solution of soda, follow
ed by hydrochloric acid. The
former dissolves tbe grease in
the tubes, while tbe latter re
moves the rust and scale. In
the average case a 25 per cent
solution of the commercial grade
of the acid would probably do
the work in from fifteen to twen
Don't let water get inside your
extra tires. If It does, take them
off and dry thoroughly. Be sure
to have tires well inflated and
all nuts tight when the cor Is
washed, as water, if it reaches
tbe lining, will cause it to rot.
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Gentlemen's Events Will Ee m
Big Factor in Turf Meets , .
of Season. -
MOVEMENT IS STARTED
Object to Give afore 8nortsmanIIk
Totto IfaUee Drown Up to
Govern Events. ."
When the eastern thoroughbred
horse racing season starts on its ca
reer April 15 the sport of kings will
have an Important factor In the per
son of an amatenr. And he has come
to stay. When the game was rolling
on the crest of tbe wave of prosperity
the amateur was seldom heard of. In
fact, when his name was mentioned
it was treated as a joke. There was
no room for the slmon pore turfmen.
Tbe man who rode a thoroughbred for
the simple pleasure of the chase .was
shoved aside to make room for tbe
professional jockey. The lightning
changes in the racing game during ths
past few years have been nothing less
than starting. The antl-radng legis
lation, which cut down tbe attendance
from many thousands to simply ths
regulars, reduced ths game to almost
ashes. And ths amatenr has now
come forth in the character of ths
phoenix, Tbe evolution of the sporttias
brought about many changes, Andi
tbe most Important one is that "sport
for sport s sake" will be ths slogan of
ths furore. i
This does sot mess 4hat th profes-.
slonel rider is to be cast Into the -discard.
On the contrary, he will be as
prominent as ever. Bat ths man on
whom ths revival of the sport will
fall is the man who Is going to-devote
his time and services to try to re-'
store racing to Its former high stand-,
The inception of this scheme started
last year, when a call was Issued to
all tbe bunt clubs in ths country to
attend a conference and draw op rales
which would govern at all amateur)
meets. The success of ths plan wasj
greater than anticipated by the pro-j
moters. Representatives from all the'
big hunt clubs attended tbe meeting
and willingly agreed to do all in their!
power to foster the sport. In conse-
qnence there were mors amateur
meets held last year than ever before, i
At the end of the season tbe returns
were so gratifying that it was re
solved to enlarge the scope this year.
Frank J. Bryan was selected as tbe
proper manager to handle the move
ment this season and was elected sec
retary of tbe bunts committee f the
National Steeplechase and Hunts as
sociation. Under bis capable manage
ment there are forty-nine bunt clubs
on the roster of the N. S. II. A. These
clubs are situated all over tbe country,
and their membership rolls contain the
names of some of the most representa
tive men In the United Statest .'
njmn Veined Addition.
One of tbe most valuable additions
to this new body Is Thomas F. Ryan,
the former traction king, who retired
from active life last year. Down at
his vast Oak Ridge farm, in Virginia,
Mr. Ryan has constructed one of ths
most up to date race courses In the
country. His Intention Is to hold meets
there during tbe year for the pleasure
they will afford his friends and him
self. At tbe same time Mr. Ryan has
a number of blue blooded stallions and
mares on his farm, and intends to
Join the ranks of breeders. '
In addition to Mr. Ryan's establish
ment in Virginia, there are some of the
greatest hunt clubs situated below tbe
Mason and Dixon line. In New Eng
land the Brookllne meet is famous In
turf history. The racing there Is at
tended by crowds running up to the
thousands. The Brookllne meet tm in
a part of the country where there Is
no real race track within a hundred
miles. The enthusiasm shown by tbe
spectators at tbe many affairs held:
there Is indisputable evidence that
where sport predominates in racing It
Is bound to be a great success. On
Long Island the Cedarburst and Mead-'
owbrook hunts bring out any number
of folk who never visit the regular
tracks. Again, there are any number
of private meets given by wealthy peo
ple which furnish more excitement
than at any of tbe large courses.
To show tbe real Interest taken by
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BILL JACOBS EN.