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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. SATURPAT, APKTX, 2, 1910.
BALL GAME ON
Beginning Tomorrow Islanders
Will Engage in Exhibition
tSOME GOOD TEAMS DUE
1 Ottumwa, Minneapolis and St. Panl
! First Three Meet Davenport
Commencing tomorrow, the baseball
fans of this city will be able to see
.'baseball nearly every day during the
! remainder of the month of training
preliminary to the opening of the sea
son May 4. Manager Tighe has ar
ranged an unusually good list of games
and some well known names will be
in the opposing lineups. Cantillon's
Minneapolis team, which will be here
April 9 and 10, contains a number of
White Sox players who have lost their
holds on the top rung and slipped
back into the Class A, leagues.
St. Paul, also, has some former big
leaguers and some men who are due
for the big leagues before many
, moon e. The Cuban Giants, who are
ralso on the list, are well known
throughout the whole country and
Manager Tighe Is accounted as very
.fortunate in having lined them up for
games at a time when their services
are greatly in demand.
Thus far only three games have
been arranged with Davenport, as the
Pretzels are a little timid about
meeting the Islanders. The place for
the third game has not yet been de
cided upon, but each city will have
one of the other two.
The Ottumwa team reported to Man
ager Egan to this city today and prac
tice will begin at once with the Daven
port team as opponents. Eddie "Wise,
the former Islander inflelder, is among
those who will make up the Ottumwa
team this year.
As it looks now the schedule for the
Zephyrs From the Diamond
exhibition games which the Islanders
will play at the park before the real
J opening of the season will be as fol
lows: April 3 Islanders vs. Islanders.
April 5, 6 and 7 Ottumwa.
April 9 and 10 Minneapolis.
April 11 and 12 St. Paul.
April 11 and 12 St. Paul.
April 17 Davenport at Rock Islnad.
April 18 and 19 Waterloo.
April 20, 21 and 22 Galesburg.
April 24 Davenport at Davenport.
April 25 and 26 Cuban Giants.
April 27 and 2S Muscatine.
May 1 Davenport.
May 2 and 3 Duluth.
The Chicago Cubs yesterday won,
another victory over Louisville 7 to 2.
Harry Swacina is making a big
hit with the critics at Mobile. Gald
to hear it.
The Sox yannigans won their fourth
straight game from Pueblo 9 to 4 yes
terday. The first team spent the day
traveling through Texas.
Charlie Dooin's Philadelphia Nation
al leaguers won the first game of the
annual series from the Philadelphia
Americans yesterday 9 to 4.
It remains for Tommy Searles of
Waterloo to introduce shin guards into
this circuit. There is, however, a bare
possibility that Searles, who was with
the Boosters in the Central association
last season, may not weather the
storm in the Three-Eye.
Pa Shaffer of Davenport is tickled
to death because Perl Hoiycroas, the
pitcher who was for a time with the
New York Americans, has reported.
Holycross has the reputation of being
independent, having refused to go to
several clubs that he did not fancy.
Walt and see how he stands the gaff
across the river.
The first exhibition game of the sea
son in Davenport will be played to
morrow with the Ottumwa Central as
sociation aggregation, which is quar
tered to, Rock Island, as the opponents
of the Three-Bye men, Pa Shaffer
will watch the contest from the side
lines, his job being taken by Comingor.
An enthusiastic Danville fan has of
fered $50 for the best batting average
by a Danville player during the sea
son, and another will give a $5 hat to
the player who makes the best aver
age during the exhibition series. The
following players have reported to
Catchers P. M. HUdebrand, late of
the Flint, inch., team; O. J. Wolfe of
the Macomb, I1L, team; W. Carter of
Hoopeston, Mid Boucher, late of De
Pitchers John Duffy, late of De
catur; Howard Benz of Decatur team,
John Loomis, also of Decatur; M. F.
Woods, with Enid, Okla.: Homer
Keyes. semi-pro teams.
Outfielders Daniel Jenkins, late of
Decatur; D. W. Longwell of Detroit,
Cecil Coombs of Decatur, Jack Mc
Infielders J. F. Stanley, Chicago
semi-pro: W. Jantzen, Chicago city
Manager Boyle of Waterloo has sent
transportation to the following:
Outfielders Wakely, Chicago, last
season with Pittsburg, Western asso
ciation: Long. Kansas City, last sea
son with Sapulpa, Western associa
tion; Clemmons, Marshall, Mo., last
season with Cedar Rapids; Reedy, last
year with Chattanooga.
Infielders Hester. Eureka Springs
formerly with Sioux City; Lear 4,
TJtica, N. Y.. last season with Chat
tanooga; Chase, Oedar Rapids, last
season with Cedar Rapids.
FIRST GAME IS ON
Islanders Divided Into Two
Teams Will Play at Island
City Park Tomorrow.
EVERYONE TO GET CHANCE
NEW CURVES TO FOOL BATTERS
Mahmout Injured In Match.
Baltimore, April 2. After BS min
utes of wrestling here last night be
tween Mahmout, the Turk, and "Am
ericus" (Gus Schoeniin) In which both
men were serlousry injured, the police
stopped the bout. The decision was
awarded to Mahmout.
As Is the case every year around this
time, many new curves are discovered
by the young and old pitchers at the
training camps or in the practice
games curve balls that are unhlttable
and such puzzlers that eren the star
batters will break their backs trying
to connect with the ball then when
the season is a few weeks old these
same twisters are hammered all
over the diamond. Members of the
New York Nationals are so enthused
over the unexpected brilliancy of Par
sons, the former star of Bucknell col
lege, that the annual christening otj
new curve balls has become a fad.
"They have their sneeze balls, their
whiff balls, their sinker balls, their
stop balls and all that line of stuff,",
said Catcher Wilbur Robinson recent
ly, "but I ain't kiddtn' you when I say
that this fellow Parsons has got a
curve that is absolutely new to base
ball. The only thing I can think of
as a name for It would be the fish
It was thus recorded. Parsons has
the "fish ball," and if anybody can
stop that for a brand new curve It's
just like money In his hand.
At Robinson's invitation one doubt
ing Thomas took the mitt and began
the work of catching the pbenom.
"Say, Skinny," Robby yelled to Par
sons, "shoot him that wa,bbler!7.
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ball with a side arm movement that
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BOGKR BKESNAHAN, ST. LOU IB' STAR OA.TOH
KS AND XANASEB.
Biff thlnra are expected of Roger Bres
nahan and his St. Loula Cardinals thla
season. "Noisy Roger" made a fairly
rood howlng- last year with a team
that was considered one of the weakest
In the National league. Since the close
of the 1909 campaign Bresnahan has
made many trades, and at present the
Cardinals appear to be a strong- second
division club. Roger recently announced
that he would come near finishing In the
was a wonder. The ban took a very
peculiar wabble, waving from side to
side like the tall of a fish.
New York American league players
re high In praise of a new bender
that Russell Ford has perfected,
which is called the slide balL He will
Introduce It on the boys this season.
Ford's teammates say that is not one
of those Joke new curves we hear so
much about in the spring only to be
put on the shelf wben tbe season rolls
along. Ford worked it in the Eastern
league last season, and it went along
The players have named it the "slide
ball." Ford wets his third finger near
the knuckle, winds up and lets tbe
ball go. It floats up and breaks In,
and every time it did Catcher Mitchell
would say, "Why, that's a peach, Rus
sell; let's have it again." Ford would
then shift and wet the thumb, and the
ball would break the other way. He
delivers this ball with tbe same mo
tion as he does other throws, and all
of the Yankee players have Drought in
fc verdict that this new one Is a pretty
fine thing for the big league.
Pugniat Here for Rest.
Charley White, the pugilist, is in
Davenport for a several weeks' rest
and recuperation after his late engage
ments. Dec. 6 last year White gave
Abe Attell the fight of the latter's life
and almost won the decision. He
claims he was entitled to a draw at
All the news all the time The
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Contestants Will Be Known a Reg
ulars and Yannigans Billy
Earl as Umpire.
Tomorrow the little kids and the
grownups as well will be dancing
around all morning in anticipation of
the great event which is to occur In
the afternoon, namely, the playing of
the first game of baseball at Island
City park for the season of 1910.
After a rest of half a year, the base
ball heroes are once more back on the
Job preparing for the task of winning
another pennant for this city, and to
morrow they will be seen in action
for the first time.
The greater part of the recruits
who are to make up the Islander team
this year nave been at work under the
direction of Manager Tighe for the
past few days and the game tomorrow
will be the first real trying out that
the candidates for jobs will have. The
game will commence at 3 o'clock, as
Is usual for Sunday contests, and all
of the recruits will get a chance to
show what they can do.
Lineup for Trams.
Manager Tighe has divided his
squad into two teams for tomorrow's
contest, one of them to be known as
the regulars and the other as the yan
nigans. The pitchers have not been
assigned, but will be used on either
team, one after another until they
show what they can do. The teams
will be composed as follows:
Regulars Hunter, rf ; Ochs, cf;
Davey, se; Jacobsen, If; O'Leary, c;
Kelly, 3b; Vogel. 2b; Uhl, lb.
Yannigans Todd, 3b; Kynett, cf;
Graham, 2b; Slattery, lb; Scott, ss;
Bassett, cf; Gallagher, rf; Fisher, c.
Umpire Billy Earle.
ATTEL BY A SHADE
Wins Over Owen Moran in 10
Bound Go Before New
SUPERIOR DEFENSE COUNTS
Packey MrFarland Knocks Out. Dick
Lee, a London Welterweight
at Plymouth. England.
New York, April 2. Superior boxing
science and a cooler bead enabled Abe
Attell, the American featherweight
champion, to outpoint Owen Moran of
England in a 10-round bout at the
Fairmount A. C. in tbe Bronx, last
night. Attel was seven pounds lighter
than the Britisher when they entered
the ring, but that seemed to make no
Attel outboxed his rival in at least
four rounds, getting an even break in
four more, while Moran had the other
two. Moran's rushes and heavy swings
were in many instances superbly block
ed, while Attell scored numerous points
with quick lefts to the face and well
directed body blows.
The pace was fast from the outset,
and after half the route had been cov
ered the men slowed up, but near the
end Moran's weight and strength be
gan to tell, so that in the last round he
made an effective finish. Attell in that
round had his left eye cut open. Moran
otherwise ill treated him, yet Attell
was clever enough to stall to the gong.
In a longer fight, under existing con
ditions, Moran probably would have
worn the American down, but as far
as they went Attell was entitled to the
verdict on points if one had been permitted.
The battle was witnessed by the
biggest crowd that ever entered the
club's arena, and excitement was at
white heat. Though bitter enemies
when the fight began, Attell and Moran
shook hands cordially alter the last
round and patted each other on the
Packer Scores a Knockout.
Plymouth, England. April 2. Packy
McFarland knocked out Dick Lee of
London ha the ninth round of a 15
round contest here last night. Lee is
a clever welterweight. He fought
Welsh, and never was defeated before.
Jimmy Britt acted as McFarland's sec
TWO PLAYERS CUT LOOSE
Pair of Islanders Released After the
The axe fell yesterday on two of the
Islander recruits. B. J. Mattheweot.
and B. O- Thomas, both outfield candi
dates hailing from far off Virginia,
were released. Neither showed any
class in the first few days they were
out and as there were plenty of men
who have good records and who are
showing up well in practice, it was
thought a needless expense to keep
them on the list any longer. Both lads
were recommended to Manager Tighe
by President Navin of the Detroit
Tigers and much was expected of
them, but they failed to deliver the
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Think It Over
Question: A team makes
six hits in an inning, two
of them being three bag
gers, and yet no one
scored. How was it done?
The answer to the above
will appear in this space next
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BILL PAPKE HOME;
SOURED ON EUROPE
Unable to Get MAfcchee Abroad He
Will Try to Arranfre for Fight
New York. April 2. "Billy" Papke,
the prize fighter, disgusted with his
Inability to get in fights with Euro
pean pugilists, came back to this coun
try today on the Lorraine. Papke said
he had heard from Promoter CofTroth
that he could get a match with Stan
ley Ketchel for the middleweight title
soon. Papke fought "Willie" Lewis
abroad in March. On his way to Cali
fornia Papke will stop off at his home
at Kewanee, I1L
AMATEURS TO SAVE RACING
(Continued from Page Elevent)
the amateurs it in outy necessary to
point out the course of the United
Hunts adjoining Belmont park. This
course is .laid out on tbe plan of n
regular track, with courses for flat
runners and a steeplechase field. There
is no revenue in this organization, and
none is looked for.- A good day's sport
is all that is asked. A glance over the
list of some of the main supporters of
the amateur sport proves that they are
necessary to help in the rekindling of
the popular pastime. With August
Belmont are his two sons, Raymond
and August Junior, both of whom are
able horsemen. F. Ambrose Clark,
James Butler, Jr., Malcolm Stephen
son, David Gows and E. H. Carle are
also a few others in this state who are
It is the Intention of the hunts com
mittee to have the various local rac
ing associations put at least one ama
teur race on the weekly program. It
makes no difference whether It Is on
the first course or over the steeple
chase course. The Innovation is sure
to call out any number of friends of
the participants. By this method tbe
sport is bound to add a number of new
friends to Its list.
Many Requests for Tickets.
New York. April 2. John J. Gleason,
partner of "Tex" Rickard in promoting
the Jeffries-Johnson prize fight, declared-yesterday
that while not a ticket
had been sold for the contest, which is
to take place at Emeryville, Cal., on
July 4, demands for reservations had
been received from many parts of the
world. ."We even have a request from
China for 150 seats," said Gleason at
his hotel, "and Hugh Mcintosh Is to
bring a big delegation from Australia."
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The First Annual
At 10 A. M.
In Armory Building,
And continues three days, April 7, 8 and 9. Doors open
from 10 a. m. to 11 p. m.
Concerts Afternoon and Evening
This is your first opportunity to see every make of car
sold in Davenport shown under one roof.
IT IS THE TIME TO BUY.
ADMISSION: Thursday and Saturday, 25c;
Friday, Gala Day, 50c.