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Ttir ee-Eye League : Season
THE ROCK ISI7AND ARGUS, FRIDAY", MAY 6, 1910.
LONG TIE GAME
Hock Island and Davenport
Battle Twelve Innings
BRILLIANT BASE RUNNING
Kohl and Slattery Score in Ninth on
Throw from Short to First, Pre
venting Prodigal Victoi-y.
'Waterloo at Rock Island.
Davenport at Dubuque.
Bloomington at Springfield.
Peoria at Danville.
Daring, brilliant base running on
!he part of Eddie Kohl and Jim Slat
tery pulled yesterday's game at Dav
enport with the Prodigals out of the
Are in the ninth inning and prevented
the game going into the last column,
even though the final result was not a
victory for the Islanders.
The feat of the two Islanders was to
score from second and third, respect
ively, while a runner was being thrown
out at first on a grounder to short
The two scores counterbalanced the
two Davenport had made in the first
and eighth innings and the ganie re
mained a tie from then on until the
close of the 12th round, when it was
called by Umpire Eckman on account
Slattery was on third and Kohl on
second and one man was down, when
Jim Davey, batting for Bob Couchman
as a last resort, grounded down to
Nye at short. Nye did the natural
thing, and threw to first, not expect
ing that anyone would attempt to
score, even from third, on such a play.
Kohl and Slattery had both divined
just what was going to happen, appar
ently, as both were off with the crack
of the bat and the ground literally
burned under Kohl's flying feet. He
nearly caught up with Slattery and
both scored by a narrow margin, the
throw from first coming an Instant too
late. The performance, so sensational
in its effect as to take the Davenport
players and rooters off their feet, is
one that is not likely to be repeated
again this year unless it is done by
some o? the speed boys who make up (
the Islander team.
Pa Shaffer Scared.
Except on the occasion of their scor
ing, Davenport never looked even dan
gerous, but Shaffer was scared out of
his boots several times during the con
teat, and twice called upon his twirler
to do the cowardly stunt of deliberate
ly walking a man in order to keep him
from poling the hit that would have
won the game. Dan O'Leary was the
man for whom Pa has developed such
a wholesome fear, and, for a wonder.
Pa's cowardice was rewarded when
Kelly, who followed Dan, went down
each time without getting the hit
which Davenport feared. In the 12th
inning Manusch and Callahan were
resting on third and second, respect
ively, with two down, and O'Leary was
up. A hit would have won the game,
as Lakaff, who had taken Couchman's
place after the latter retired in the
ninth to let Davey bat for him, kept
up his pace and downed the Daven
porters without much trouble In the
final session. Pa held a consultation
of war with Pitcher Delave and order
ed him to pass Dan on pain of being
sent to bed without supper, and Delave
complied, though he was manly enough
to object to such a boyish course.
Coachman Off at Flrnt.
The Prodigals hopped on Bob Couch
man in the first inning before he had
got warmed up. A' scratch two-sacker
by Geyer after two were down, and a
hit to center by Nye, scored the first
run of the game. After that inning
Bob was on the job for fair, and for
six rounds not a hit or a"mn was made
off him. 'in the eighth a hit by Waters:
coupled with an error by O'Leary,
gave the Shafferites another run.
Dan's misplay consisted of a bad peg
to first on Delave's sacrifice. The
throw put Waters on third, and he came
home on a long drive to center.
Islanders on Offensive.
After the spectacular feat which tied
the score in the ninth and prolonged
it into extra innings. Manager Tighe's
men were on the aggressive all of the
time and Davenport was immensely
lucky in getting out of it without a
defeat. Lakaff kept up the same work
that Couchman had been doing, and It
was quite apparent that It was only a
matter of time until an Islander would
encicle the bases and end the game.
The approaching darkness staved this
off, however, though it looked like a
gone goose in the 12th round when the
bases were filled with Islanders. But
the inning ended with no scores being
made, and after Davenport had been
retired in one, two three order, the
um?3 notified the spectators that there
would be nothing more doing. The
ROCK ISLAND. AB. R. H. P. A. E.
Ochs, rf 6 0 1 0 0 0
Manusch. If 4 0 2 2 0 0
Callahan, cf 5 0 2 6 0 0
O'Leary. c 4 0 0 7 1 1
Kelly. 3b 6 0 0 1 4 0
Slattery, -lb 3 1 1 16 1 0
Kohl, ss 5 1 0 3 3 0
Vogel, 2b 3 0 1 1 2 0
Couchman, p 3 0 0 0 3 1
Lakaff, p .... . .. X 0 0 0 2 0
Davey 1 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 41 2 7 36 16 2
DAVENPORT. AB. R. H. P. A. E.
.Ohland. cf 5 0 1 3 1 1
Hilley. 3b .. . . 5-'. 0
Geyer, rf .......... "5
Irby. If i . 2
Holycross, If 1
Nye, ss 4
Comingor, lb 4
Hickman, 2b 5
Waters, c 4
Delave, p 4
man - Kohl - Slattery ; Ohland - Waters.
Bases on balls OJT .Couchman, 3; off
Delave, 4. Base on dead ball- Man
usch. Struck out By Couchman, 2;
by Lakaff, 2; by Delave, 7. Time of
game 2:25. Umpire Eckman. ,
Dubuque Wins In 12th.
Waterloo, Iowa, May C. Dubuque
won the game in the, 12th. when Ma
son's single was followed by Faber's
double. Pitcher Chapman was hit
while at bat in the third and forced
to retire. The stfore:
DUBUQUE. R. H. P. A. E.
Taylor, If 1 0 6 1 0-
Ronan, 2b 0 1 0 1 0
Reagan, cf 0 2 1 0
More, rf 0
Bewer, 3b 0
Darringer, ss 0
Lerchen, lb .0
Mason, c .'.1
Paber, p 1
Total 3 7 36 12 2
WATERLOO. R- H. P. A. E.
Leard, ss 0
Long, rf 1
Reidy, cf .0
Fremer, 2b 0
Wilkes, 3b 0
Wakely, If ' 0
Hester, lb .1 0
Harrington, c 0
Chapman, p ... 1
McGee. p 0
Total 2 . 6 36 13 1
Dubuque ..." 0 0 0 0 0 10 10 0 0 13
Waterloo 00200000000 0 2
Stolen bases Long (2), Bewer,
Wilkes, More. Two base hits Leara,
Ronan, Fabef. Struck out By .Chap
man, 3; by McGee, 7: by Faber, 10.
Bases on balls Off Chapman, 1; off
McGee, 4; off Faber, 2. Umpire
Lauderinllk In Form.
Springfield, 111., May 6. Laudermilk
held Peoria to one hit and won, 3 to 0.
Smith of Springfield smashed one over
the right field fence for a home run.
SPRINGFIELD. R- H. P. A. E.
Shaller, If 0 0 6 0 0
Meloan, rf . . 0 3 0 0 0
Kommers, cf 0 0 3 0 0
Johnson, c 1 2 3 1 0
Smith, lb 2 2 10 0 0
Bell. 2b 0 0 12 0
Humphries, ss 0 0 2 0 0
McGuire, 3b 0 1 0 2 0
Laudermilk, p 0 0 0 4 1
Zephyrs From the Diamond
The weather man is still after us
but we hope to put one over on him.
Kicking on the umpiring of Genins
has already broken out at Springfield.
President Al Tearney will be the
guest of honor at tomorrow's do
ings. Batting appears unusually light in
all the leagues this spring, so the
Three-Eye is no exception.
Guess Kinsolla thinks all Grover
Laudermilk needs is plenty of work.
Two days in succession for the St.
Gus Eng had a hard day catching
for Burlington in the opening game
yesterday. He had 15 chances and
made two errors. The game went 13
innings and Quincy won out, 6 to 5.
The Springfieid News does not think
it worth while to print the box score
or tven the score by innings of the
opening game on the harae grounds.
Suppose the readers of the paper do
not care for that kind of news.
Frank Murphy is getting his hit
every day with Los Angeles and some
times he throws in one or two extra
for good measure. Carlisle is heading
the batting list with Vernon, Netzel
with Portland and Cutshaw with Oak
land. Pretty good .showing for old
Three-Eye leaguers on the coast.
The Mobile correspondent of the
Sporting News says: "Rhoton has:
been benched in favor of Darringer.
It is to be hoped that the change will
prove beneficial, but to date Darringer
has not appeared to be a very hard
hitter. One of the boys who had not
been expected to do a great deal of
clouting has turned the tables and is
hitting with more regularity than any
of the touted sluggers. That boy is
the blonde sherrtstop, Joe Berger. We
love Joe more and more every game
' Catcher Nunamaker does not want
to play in the Three-Eye for the salary
that Bloomington is willing to pay. It
must " be something of a comedown
from what his contract with the Chi
cago Cubs calls for, but it looks as
though he will play here or not at all.
With the Northern association's
schedule not yet adopted the teams
are preparing to open the season next
Tuesday. Some of the club owners
objected to the schedule arranged by
Wilson Bering and President Burton
promptly turned the job over to them.
Of course they fell down.
Atlanta Georgian: There are sev
eral shades of yellow, notable among
which is that of the lemon. But the
brightest yellow of them all is the
saffron streak of the fan who yelps
because the home club has lost a few
games. These ginks with the long
faces and the doleful predictions are
the same kind that fill the poor houses
in their old age. Why? Because they
are quitters. When things go against
them, instead of making the best of it
they give up and stop trying. They
are the stuff tha failures are made
of. If a fan has. a pood digestion and
a clear conscience he can stand a lot
of losses at this end of the season
without howling. It isn't the team that
wins the games at the start that cops
the pennant, but the team that gets
shaken into form by mid-season.
TEARNEY TO SEE
FIRST GAME HERE
Total 3 S 27
PEORIA. R. H. P.
Johnson, If 0 0 1
Moore, ss 0 0 3
6 36 13
Batted for Couchman in ninth.
Score by innings:
Rock Island 00000000200 02
Davenport 10000001000 02
Summary: Two-base hit Geyer. Sac
rifice hits Callahan, Vogel, Ohland,
Nye, Delave. Stolen bases Manusch
(2), Comingor. Double plays Couch-
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Rowan, lb 0 0
Biltz. rf 0 0
Culhbert. cf 0 0
Smith, 3b 0 1
Myers, 2b 0 0
Asmussen, c 0 0
Clarke, p 0 0
Total 0 1 24 10 1
Springfield ..00020100 3
Peoria 0 00 0000 00 0
Two base hits Johnson of Spring
field, Mcloan. Three base hit Meloan.
Home run Smith. Struck out By
Laudermilk. 5; by Clarke, 6. Bases on
balls Off Laudermilk, 2; off Clarke,
1. Umpire Genins.
Blooralna-ton, Hi Danville, 4.
Danville, 111., May 6. Bloomington
hit when hits meant runs and this,
coupled with the wildness of Duffy in
opening, won the game for the visit
ors, 11 to 4. Score:
ately passing Dan O'Leary twice yes
terday when a hit would have broken
up the game, paid the Islanders' hard
hitting backstop a finer compliment
than the rooters on the other side of
the river desired him to have.
President Tearney sat in a box at
the grand stand yesterday and wit-
STANDING OF LEAGUES
nessed the game. He had come from
Waterloo, where he Took in the open
er. The president of the league was
amazed and delighted- at the feat
pulled off by Kohl and Slattery. He
spoke very highly of the inside,
classy ball shown by both teams.
In the 10th inning Vogel showed.
A hot roller was knocked at Slattery,
who booted It. The ball glanced ov
er in the direction of Otto, who was
tearing over to back Slats up. ' He
fielded the ball and threw to Slats,
who had Jumped back to first, and
the man was retired. It was a pretty
piece of team work.'
Outfielder Irby apparently does
not stand very high with Pa Shaffer.
He stands fourth on the list which
indicates that he is a good batter,
but nevertheless he was jerked out
and a pitcher substituted for him in
the 10th inning when Pa had an
idea that a hit would win the game.
Eddie Kohl covered the short field
in fine style on the few chances that
he had and showed that he is a
crack Infielder. He hit the ball on
the nose, too, and should have been
credited with a two-sacker' on his
first attempt. Ohland is a pretty
good fielder and when he misses a
drivelike that one it ought to be
In the third inning Manusch would
have scored had he chosen 'to slide
into the plate. Waters stood square
ly on the base line and Manusch had
to choose between spiking him or
trusting to his' feet to carry him
around. He took the latter course,
but Waters shouldered him out of
the line and he failed to touch the
pjatter by an inch. A little less re
gard for the Prodigals' health and
the game would have been ours.
' Callahan made several beautiful
running .catches yesterday and Man
usch did likewise on the first fly ball
which has been knocked as far out
as-he has to stand. While Daven
port is one hit to the good on the
two days' games, they certainly have
not featured any long drives. On
the other hand, Ohland and Geyer
have been surprising themselves and
everybody else by gping backwards
and gathering in long drives off the
Islander bats. By and by those long
drives will begin to land safely and
then look out.
A funny thing is noticeable about
Head of Three -Eye Leag;
Promises to Be in City To
BAND IS TO TOUR CITIEL
SjKcial Can After that Jlayoi
MrCaokrin Will Tom Up Flrht .
Ball, and the Game is On.
(Continued on Pag;e Eleven.)
A feature of the opening game at
Island City park tomorrow afternoon
will be the presence of Al Tearney,
president of the Three-Eye league
Tearney was at Davenport yesterdaj
to tee the Islanders and the Prodigals
in their second game of the season
and he was prevailed upon to promise
to be here tomorrow, as it was shown
him that his presence would be an
added incentive for a large attend
ance. There has been some talk
among the more enthusiastic of having
some of the shops close up for the
afternoon and many places of busine
are going to arrange to let part ot
their force off to see the game. There
will be no elaborate parade, such as
characterized the opening of the
league season in Davenport, but there
wih be enough ceremony to suit every
one and not so much that it will get
Band to Tour C'ltlea.
In place of a big parade through lh
downtown district, a brass band wIJi
make a trip through the trl-cities in.
a special trolley car. This will be In
the morning. In the afternoon tb?
band -will be at the park to lend en
thusiasm to the event. Tb ceremo
nies at the park will consist of a short
parade by the band and the players
(Continued on Page Eleven.)
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DANVILLE. R. H. P. A. E.
Jenkins, rf 1 1 1 0 0
Sullivan, cf 1 3 4 0 0
Fisher, ss 1 1 1 4 1
Burns, If 1 1 2 0 0
Wolfe, c 0 0 4 2 0
Hildebrand, lb 0 112 1 0
Cooley, 3b 0 0 1 1 0
Stanley, 2b 0 0 0 1 2
Duffy, p ...0 0 1 0 1
Loomis, p .0 1 1 1 0
Total 4 8 27 10 4
BLOOMINGTON. R. H. P. A. E.
Staton, 2b 1 0 2 3 1
Godwin, If 1 2 1 0 0
Melchoir, lb 3 0 11 0 0
Long, cf 2 13 0 0
Keenan, 3b 1 0 0 2 0
Novacek, rf ...0 12 0 0
Snyder, ss 1 1 1 3 1
Langdon, c 2 2 7 0 0
Humes, p 0 1 0 2 0
Total 11 8 27 10
Danville .....20010000 14
Bloomington 4 04110 0 1011
Stolen base Melchoir. Two base
hits Langdon, Godwin, Sullivan,
Bases on balls Off Humes, 4; off
Duffy, 1 ; off Loomis, 3. . Umpire
NOTES OF THE GAME
The Islanders are at home tomor
row. Let's all be there.
Opening game here tomorrow. Bet
ter arrange to be on hand.
After this, Manusch, slide in, even
if it spikes half the battery.
A tie game right off the reel. Un
der the rules the game will have to
be played all over again.
It Is a shame Freddie Ochs is not
as good a hitter as he is a fielder.
The youngster is a sensation in the
outfield and he hits the ball hard.
but somehow they don't seem to land
safely. Right into (someone's hands
all the time.
The members of the Rock Island
baseball team have been extended an
invitation by Manager Quinn of the
Family theatre to attend the first per
formance at his house this evening,
and four boxes have been reserved for
The Davenport 'battery, in' dellber-
W. L. Pet
Philadelphia 3 4 .692
Pittsburg 9 4 .692
New York 11 5 .688
Chicago S 6 .571
Cincinnati ...... v. 6 7 .462
Boston 5 9 .357
St. Louis 5 11 .312
Brooklyn 5 12 .294
W. L. Pet.
Philadelphia 9 4 .692
Detroit 11 , 5 .6SS
Cleveland 9 6 .600"
New York 7 5 .583
Boston 7 8 .467
Chicago 5 8 .385
Washington 6 12 .333
St. Louis 3 9 .250
W. L. Pet
14 4 .778
10 7 .588
9 9 .500
9 9 .500
9 10 .474
8 10 .444
6 9 .400
4 11 .207
Louisville . .
THREE-EYE LEAGUE. '
Davenport, 2; Rock Island, 2 (12 In
Springfield. 3; Peoria, 0.'
Danville, 4; Bloomington, 11
Waterloo, 2; Dubuque, 3 (12 in
nings). ' '
Pittsburg, 0; Chicago, 2.
Brooklyn, 0; Boston, 1.
St. Louis, 2; Cincinnati, 5.
New York, 3; Philadelphia, 9.
Detroit, 5; Chicago, 3.
Philadelphia, 10; Washington, L
Cleveland, 2; St. Louis, 1 (10 In
Boston-New York; rain.
Minneapolis, 0; Toledo. 1.
Milwaukee, 3; Louisville, 0.
St. Paul, 4; Columbus, 0.
Kansas City-Indianapolis; rain.
Denver, 4; Des Moines, 3.
Other games postponed; rain.
Fond du Lac, 3; Oshkosh, 0.
Madison, 2; Racine, 13.
Green bay, 2; Appleton; 8..
Rockford, 14; Aurora, 3.
Galesburg, 3; Keokuk, 4.
Kewanee, 5; Monmouth, 1.
Burlington, 5; Quincy, 6 (13 in
Ottumwa, 5; Hannibal, 3.-
Wheeling, 5; Dayton, 3.
Terre Haute, 4 ; .Grand Rapids, 5. .
Zanesville, 1; Fort Wayne. 0.
Evansville, 7; South Bend, 4. ' H
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