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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, MONDAY, AUGUSJ 8, 1910.
WITH THE BAT
Two Sack Drive in the Seventh
Yesterday Wins the
THE FINAL COUNT IS 1 TO 0
Frank Dick and Ernie Ovitz Oppose
Each Other and Pitch Brilliant
Ball Two Hits Off Each.
Peoria at Rock Island.
Springfield at Davenport.
Danville at Waterloo.
Bloomington at Dubuque.
A beautiful contest was played yes
terday afternoon at Island City park,
in which the Islanders took the long
end of a pitchers' battle, ending 1 to 0.
Frank Dick was on the mound for the
champs, and Frank was certainly right
in every particular. The first ball that
he threw over the plate was rapped
out for a double and another two-sack
wallop was made off him in the second
inning by the first man up. but between
times and afterwards the lanky twirler
had the visitors helpless before his be
wildering assortment of twists and
shoots, and he showed the best form
that he has exhibited thus far 'ihis
year, a form which entitles him to be
considered among the best tossers in
the league. Ernie Ovitz, the ex-Illinois
university star who broke into profes
sional company last year, was on the
slab for Manager Rowan's bunch, and
he, too, claimed some attention, as he
allowed but two bing!es, but the dif
ference between his work and Dick's
was that Dick was invincible in the
pinches, while Ovitz fell down once
Harry Kelly the Hero.
Harry Kelly, the hard-working and
not fully appreciated thirdsacker of
the Islander champions, was the boy
who brought home the bacon in yes
terday's game.- He was on the job all
the time, and had his teammates done
their part as well as he did in the sec
ond round, there might have been no
occasion or the terrific two-base drive
that he poled in the seventh round. In
the second Slattery reached first on an
error by Smith and Harry bunted a
beauty down the first base line which
came within an ace of netting him a
hit. Slats went to second, but per
ished there when Snyder and Vogel
and Dick failed in turn to connect. In
the seventh, however. Harry got an
other chance, and as there was one down
this time there was no occasion to
bunt. O'Leary waited for four wide
ones and went to first. Slats skied to
Smith, and then came Kelly. The Is
lander pasted the sphere on the nose
and sent it out on a line over the
shortstop's head, and O'Leary came
home from first. Kelly stopped at
second rather than take a chance at
being nipped at third. That one run
won the game.
Almont Score In First.
The Islanders came so close to scor
ing in the first inning that the whole
Peoria bunch was pretty well fright
ened. Callahan led with a base on
balls, and after Davidson had failed to
advance him, Manusch drove one
through between second and first
which allowed Cal to reach third. Dan
O'Leary knocked half a dozen fouls and
then lined one out to Johnson, who
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winged it in to the plate in great style,
barely in time to nip Callahan there
and prevent a score. Except in the
first, second arid seventh, not an Is
lander reached first base. Six of the
enemy got on first by virtue of the two
hits, two walks and two errors in
which Slattery was the offender, four
of them reached second and one reach
ed third. It could really be said that
the visitors never had a chance. The
ROCK ISLAND. AB. R. H. P. A. E.
Callahan, cf 3 0 0 2 0 0
Davidson, If 4 0 0 1 0 0
Manusch, rf 3 0 1 1 0 0
O'Leary, c 2 1 0 9 0 0
Slattery, lb 3 0 0 10 0 2
Kelly. 3b 2 0 1 1 2 0
Snyder, ss 3 0 0 2 3 0
Vogel, 2b 2 0 0 1 2 0
Dick, p 3 0 0 0 5 0
Totals 25 1 2 27 12 2
PEORIA. AB. R. H. P. A. E
Moore, ss 3 0 1 0 1 0
Rowan, lb 3 0 0 9 1 0
Johnson, If 4 0 0 2 1 0
Smith, 2b 4 0 0 2 5 1
Biltz, cf 4 0 1 1 0 0
Cuthbert. rf 3 0 0 3 0 0
Jacobs, 3b 3 0 0 1 1 0
Asmussen, c 3 0 0 6 1 0
Ovitz, p 3 0 0 0 1 C
Totals 30 0 2 24 11 1
Rock Island 00000010 1
Peoria 00 0 00000 0 0
Two-base hits Moore, Blliz. Kelly.
Sacrifice hit Kelly. Stolen bases
Moore, Smith. Double plays Snyder
Vogel; Johnson-Asmussen. Bases on
fcalls Off Dick, 2; off Ovitz. 3. Struck
out By Dick, 7: by Ovitz, 5. Time of
game 1:15. Umpire Carruthers.
Double Bill With
Leaders of League.
Saturday afternoon the Islanders and
the Senators mixed in a double header
which they managed to split between
them. The champs copped 'the first
contest by a score of 2 to 0, and the
second went to the down-staters 5 to 1.
Queisser pitched the first game for the
local club and did a fine job of it, al
lowing but four scattered hits and hav
ing the visitors safe at every stage cf
the game. Only once during the con
test did a Springfield man reach third
base, and then there were two down,
and there was nothing doing with Wal
ter working as he was. The champs
scored their first tally in the very first
round. Callahan took a poke in the
slats and was sacrificed to second by
Davidson. Manusch's out at first mov
ed Cal to third, and he scored when
O'Leary tripled down the right field
foul line. The second run was made in
the eighth inning. Manusch hit and
reached second on O'Leary's out at
first. A passed ball moved him to
third and Kelly's clean drive to center
brought him home. The score:
ROCK ISLAND. AB. R. H. P. A
Callahan, cf 1 1
Davidson, If 3 0
Menusch, rf 4 1
O'Leary, c 4 0
Slattery. lb 4 0
Kelly, 3b 4 0
Snyder, ss 4 0
Vogel, 2b 2 0
Queisser, p 2 0
Lofton, cf 3
Schaller. If 4
Middleton, rf 4
Johnson, lb 3
Hartley, c 3
Bell, 2b 3
Blausser. s- 3
McGuire. 3b 3
Willis, p 3
Laudermilk, p 0
7 27 19 0
R. H. P. A. E.
0 0 2 0 0
0 10 0 0
0 0 2 0 0
0 0 9 0 0
0 17 2 0
0 13 4 0
0 0 1 5 0
0 0 0 1 0
0 10 10
0 0 0 0 0
Totals 29 0 4 24 13 0
Rock Island 10000001 2
Springfield 00000000 0 0
Two-base hit Bell. Three-base hit
O'Leary. Sacrifice hit Davidson. Sto
len bases CalU.han, Manusch, Kelly,
Lofton. Bases on balls Off Queisser,
1; off Willis, 0. Hit by pitched ball
CrJlehan (2). Struck out By Queis
ser, 3; by Willis, 4. Passed ball Hart
ley. Time of game 1:20. Umpire
Hand Game Away.
The second game was banded to the
Senators, Paul Davidson being the par
ticular offender. Cavet pitched a good
game until he felt he was not being
properly supported, and then he lot up
a little. Up to the sixth inning he had
HA! JUST LEAVE IT TO BENJAMIN!
all the better of the argument, al
though the score was a tie, 1 to 1. The
Islanders counted in the second round
when Vogel doubled to right center
and Cavet smashed one back to the
clubhouse for three sacks. After that,
however, Laudermilk was invincible
and only three hits in all were gained
off him. In the fourth came the first
play that took the sap out of Pug.
With one down and men on third and
second. Bell struck out. Stark dropped
the third strike and apparently forgot
that there was a man on third, and in
stead of shooting the ball to first af
ter driving the man back to third, ho
tossed it gently down to Slattery, and
the result was that the runner, who
had a good start, scored from the far
corner before Slats could hurl it back.
In the seventh came the real disaster.
Bell opened with a hit, but was out at
second, while Blausser got a life at
first. McGuire followed with a hit,
and Laudermilk's out moved both along
a notch. Lofton skied to Davidson,
who came in for ii, hesitated a minute,
and then missed, letting two men score.
In the next, after two were down. Hart-
ley and Bell hit, and Blausser followed
wiih another safe bingle into left. Da-
vidson moved slowly after it, and then
threw badly to third, and the drive
went for a two-sacker and scored one
man. while the bad throw in from the
field allowed another to score with the
fifth count. The score.
ROCK ISLAND. AB. R
Callahan, cf 4 0 0
Davidson, If 4 0 0 0 0
Manusch, rf 4 0 1 2 0 1
Stark, c 1 0 0 7 1 0
Slattery. lb 4 0 0 12 1 0
Kelly, '3b ..4 0 0 1 4 0
Snyder, ss 4 0 0'2 1 0
Vogel, 2b 4 1 1 1 2 0
Cavet, p 4 0 2 0 3 0
Totals 33 1 4 27 12 3
SPRINGFIELD. AB. R. H. P. A. E.
Lofton, cf 6 0 12 0 0
Schallcr, If 5 0 1 0 0 0
Middleton. rf 4 1 0 1 0 2
Johnson, lb 4 0 1 13 0 0
Hartley, c 3 1 1 9 2 0
Bell, 2b 4 1 3 1 5 0
Blausser, ss 4 1 1 0 2 0
McGuire, 3b 4 1 1 1 1 0
Laudermilk, p 3 0 0 0 2 0
Totals 37 5 9 27 12 2
Rock Island 0100 000001
Springfield 00010022 05
Two-base hits Vogel, Lofton, Blaus
ser. Three-base hit Cavet. Sacrifice
hit Hartley. Stolen bases Manusch,
Stark, Lofton. Bases on balls Off
Cavet, 2; off Laudermilk, 4. Struck
out By Cavet, 8; by Laudermilk, S.
Passed ball Stark. Time of game
1:25. Umpire Carruthers.
NOTES OF THE GAME
Ladies' day tomorrow. Be on hand, i patrons, who have earned the reputa
ladies, and help the Islanders win. j tien of being both game and loyal, re-
Peoria today and again tomorrow, ! gardless of what occurs. It might be
and then comes Bloomington for three, i fining to say here that it is the open
Back in third position again, at any
rate. Not far from second, either.
Kelly's hit was a dandy. It sailed
barely two yards over the shortstop's
head and then off it went towards the
far corner of the lot. Only fast field
ing cut it down to a two-sacker.
Slattery's errors consisted of missing
two throws from Dick when the Island
er pitcher had fielded the ball in nice
shape and hurled it to first in plenty of
time to get his man. Dick had some
thing on those shoots of his yesterday,
though, and Slats could not squeeze
MUST BE SUNDAY BALL.
New York State Circuit Puts I.ssue up
to Its Patrons.
Utica, N. Y., Aug. 8. "Unless
Sunday baseball is permitted in the
New York State league, it is extreme
ly doubtful whether the league will
continue after this season," said Pres
ident John H. Farrell following a
meeting of league representatives
The meeting was called to consider
the agitation against Sunday games,
the closing of the present season ear
lier than scheduled, and the cutting
After the conference Farrell said
the present season would be played
out with changes in the schedule to
cut down traveling expenses. No
Sunday ball will be attempted in
New York state though Scranton and
Wilkesbarre will continue to play
Sunday games on the home grounds.
"The league," said President Far
rell. "cannot exist without Sunday
baseball. It is, therefore, with the
baseball "giving people to see that
Sunday games are permitted next
year by law."
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STANDING OF LEAGUES
W. L. Pet.
Springfield 67 30 .691
Waterloo 54 44 .551
ROCK ISLAND 52 44 .542
Peoria 52 45 .536
B;comington 45 53 .459
Davenport 42 5S .420
Dubuque 39 58 .402
Danville 39 5S .402
Chicago 62 32
P:ttsburg 54 38
New York 54 39
Philadelphia 47 47
Circinnati 47 49
Brooklyn 41 54
SI Louis 39 58
Eoston 36 51
W. L. Pet.
65 31 .677
60 39 .606
55 42 .567
56 43 .566
40 58 .409
44 50 .4CS
3S 58 .396
2S 65 .301
W. L. Pet.
76 39 .601
64 49 .566
60 50 .545
57 51 .528
51 56 .-177
49 60 .450
45 66' .406
40 71 .360
I New Yorl
I St Louis
Rock Island, 1; Peoria, 0.
Davenport, 1; Springfield, 0 (10 inn
ir.us). Waterloo, 2; Danville, 1.
THE UNFORTUNATE JEERING OF PAUL
DAVIDSON AND WHAT CAUSED IT
The jeering of Paul Davidson, the
w fioir in thp second
gf.me Saturday, marked the first time j
that such an outburst has occurred in
Feck Island against a home player. It
is safe to venture that there is scarce
ly one who participated in the per
fomance who did not regret it after
woids. It has been Rock Island's good
fo:tune to be singularly free from any-
th;ng that has savored of public knock -
ing regardless ot any rankness oi wurw
on the part of the players, and it is
believed that this was an accident
ra.l.er than an evidence of the general
disposition of the Rock Island baseball
criticising of ball players on the heid
Ithit has written failure through Dav-
, enrort's baseball career. The members
of a team feel as badly as anyone
when one of their number is responsi
ble for the loss of a game and yet it is
in them to be loyal to each other and
every one of them is quick to resent a
public attack upon another.
It cannot be doubted that Davidson's
peiformance was sufficient to not onlj
art-use disgust but indignation as well
RADIATED FROM THE DIAMOND
After striking out twice and being
beiiched Saturday because of weakness
with the bat Paul Meloan yesterday
drove In one run for the White Sox and
later scored another himself after hit
ting for three bases. The Examiner
s-ys of his work:
"While that one run was sufficient to
arsure a victory the way Walsh was go
In.;r, the populace felt much better
when in the third with two out Meloan
slammed a hit over second, scoring a
rrn, stole second and then electrified
t.e crowd by a brilliant effort to score
from second when Dougherty wr.s beat
irg out a slow roller. He was nailed
the plate, but that fact did not ef
fect his popularity, and when he re
timed to right field the hoardes out
there stood up and gave hlra a wild ap
plause. "In the sixtht Meloan led off with a
leng triple to left field, scored on Tan
nehill's hit, and set himself up as the
hero of the right field crowd."
Umpire Bush, who recently was pro
moled from the Michigan State league
to the American association has been
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U,T 'Hue ioeC
IO0HT OO T
Tubuque, 4: Bloomington, 1.
No games scheduled.
Chicago, 4; Washington, 0.
Philadelphia, 6; St. Louis, 0.
Detroit. 4 ; New York, 1.
Columbus, 2; St. Paul, 1.
Indianapolis, 5; Milwaukee, 4.
Toledo, 5;. Minneapolis, 3.
Kansas City, 1-7; Louisville, 0-L
Hannibal, 7-1; Ottumwa, 2-3.
Eurlington, 2-4; Quincy, 1-2.
Kewanee, 6-2; Monmouth, 5-8.
Keokuk, 4-2; Galesburg. 2-5.
Port Wayne, 3; Grand Rapids, 2.
South Bend, 5; Dayton, 0.
Evansville, 12; Wheeling. 3.
Terre Haute. 2; Zanesville, 1.
Denver, 2; Des Moines, 0.
Omaha, 3-2; St. Joseph, 2-8.
Lincoln, 6-11; Topeka, 2-5.
Wichita, 7-5;' Sioux City, 1-7.
Racine, 6; Appleton, 4.
Aurora, 4; Green Bay, 1.
Rockford. 4-5; Oshkosh, 2-4.
Fond du Lac, 5-9; Madison, 3-1.
Pekin. 3-3; Canton, 2-7.
L'ncoln, 7; Jacksonville, 2.
Rock Island. 2-1; Springfield, 0-5.
Davenport, 2; Peoria, 5.
Waterloo, 2; Bloomington, 1 (11 inn
ing?). Dubuque, 4; Danville, 0.
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of the game. He was responsible lor
th:ee of Springfield's runs and his
v crk took all the pepper out of the re
mainder of the squad, as prior to the
t'ire of his fatal bobble he had matre
fvo misplays in left field and had
failed miserably at the bat. As a mat
ter of fact, ever since he camt here.
Lis work in the field has been of a
sli-uchy, slovenly, loafing order, and it
1 was more in criticism of his general
mainerence tnan or any particular
piay. that the people gave vent to tur
fceilngs Saturday. A similar play by
one of the members of the team who
has been working hard all along and,
giving the best that there is in him,
would'' have been overlooked -ntirely.
Dsividson has been one of the best
players in the Three-Eye league in for
rier years and during the past two
w eks his batting for the Islanders has
improved out of all proportion to the
r-Et of the team until he stands sec
oud in the list, but his fielding is not
up to the Rock Island standard. If he
v.erc taken out to the park for two
hours every morning and made to run
ai'.rnd the field to. reduce his weight,
hs might give a better exhibition in the
afternoon, but if his lazy work
kfe'-ps up he ought to be supplanted.
suspended for indulging in a row at
Kansas City Friday with Player Hun
ter of that team. Hunter made a kick
o-' a decision and says Bush tried to
sp;ke him. Hunter then took a soak
at Bush. Same old Bush.
Washington has put in a claim for
Pitcher Mercer, sold recently by Peoria
'o Cleveland. It is claimed that Wash
ington, in return 'for allowing Pitcher
Joe Hovlik to come back to the Distil
le)s, was promised the pick of the
rcoria club Aug. 1. Now tbat Mercer
Las been sold the capital management
has decided he is the man that it wants
and the case will likely be carried to
t-'he higher authorities.
Danville claims an attendance of
14 000. which gives that city the league
leadership in this respect up to date.
Waterloo has about forty thousand.
It is claimed that offers by big
let-gue clubs have been received by
Danville for Pitcher John Loomi3.
Three other Danville players, it is said,
(Continued on Page Eight.)
MAX SMITH GOOD
Davenport Pitcher Holds
Springfield to Three Hits
and No Runs.
LOCALS WIN IN THE TENTH.
Other Northern Teams Also Come
Out Ahead in Sunday Argument
With Southern Rivals.
Max Smith, the Davenport hurler,
blanked Springfield, allowing only
three hits. Davenport won In the 10th
on three singles, making the only run
of the game. Score:
DAVENPORT. R. H. P. A
Ohland, cf 0 3 5
Darringer, ss 0 1 1
Nadeau, If 0
Holy cross, rf 0
Foutz. lb 0
Hickman, 2b 0
Chapman, 3b 1
Smith, p 0
Wal6h, c 0
8 30 13 1
R. II. P. A. E.
.0 0 0 0 0
.0 0 3 2 1
.0 0 2 0 0
.0 0 0 0 0
.0 2 10 0 0
.0 0 4 2 1
.0 0 0 2 1
.0.0 1 5 0
Blausser, ss ........
Totals 0 3 28 14 3
Davenport 0 00000000 1 1
Springfield 0 0 0000 0 00 0
Bases on balls Off Schroeder, 2.
Struck out By Smith, 3; by Schroe
der, 6. Umpire Bannon.
To Waterloo la Xtntb.
Waterloo, Aug. 8. Staley's error, a
sacrifice, and singles by Collins and
Fremer gave Waterloo two runs and
the game in the ninth. Loom is pitched
great ball, only two locals reaching
first up to the ninth. Score:
WATERLOO. R. H
Collins. If 1 1
Long, rf 0 0
Fremer, 2b 0 2
Belter, lb 0
Reidy, cf 0
Leard, 3b 0
Wilkes, ss 0
Harrington, c 1
Patton, p 0 0
Totals 2 3 27 9 1
DANVILLE. R. H. P. A. E.
Magee, 2b 0
Fisher, ss 1
Burns, If .' 0
0 0 j
Hopkins, rf 0 0 2
Staley, lb 0
2 IS 0
Wolfe, c 0 2
Sullivan, cf 0 0
3 0 1
Ingalls, 3b 0 0
Loomis, p 0 1
Danville 00000001 01
Waterloo 00000000 22
Stolen bases Wolfe, Ingalls, Collins.
Two-base hit Staley. Struck out By
Patton, 7; by Loomis, 1. Bases on
balls Off Loomis, 1; off Patton, 1.
To Dubuque in Third.
Dubuque. Aug. 8. Dubuque bunched
hits on Walsh in the third inning and
beat Bloomington, 4 to 1. Catcher
Nunamaker threatened to assault Um
pire Daly and was fined and put off the
DUBUQUE. R. H
Taylor, If 1
Jasper, 2b 1
H. Darringer, cf ,0
R. Darringer, ss 0
Buelow, rf 0
Bewer, 3b 1
Lerchen, lb 0
Boucher, c 1
Ferrlas, p 0
Madigan, If 0
Keenan, 3b 0
Long, cf 0
Roudebush, 2b 0
Nunamaker, c 1
Davidson, rf 0
Melchior, lb 0
Erwin, rf, c 0
Staten, ss 0
Walsh, p 0
Totals 1 fi 21 11 1
Dubuque 0 0310000 4
Bloomington 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 01
Two-base hits Nunamaker, H. Dar
ringer, Roudebush (2). Struck out
By Ferrias. 2: by Walsh. 2. BaFrs on
balls Off Ferrias. 1; off Walsh. 2. Um
At Davenport. Peoria bunched four
hits off Archer in the eighth, which
with an error at the plate gave them
Davenport 2 6 3
Peoria 5 5 1
' Eatteries Case, Archer, Walsh;
At Waterloo. Waterloo tied ths
stt re in the ninth on singles by Long
aid Better. Collins singles In the
eleventh, stole second and scored the
vir ning run on Fremer's single.
B oomington 1 8 0
Waterloo 2 7 0
Batteries Chapman, Harrington;
Pf ndergast. Nunamaker. '
At Dubuque. Not a Danville player
reached third base.
Dutuque 4 9 C
Danville 0 8 4
Eatteries Parkins, Boucher; Bensc,
6 27 15 0
H. P. A. E.
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0 0 10
0 3 0 0 ! Q
2 3 3 0 !
1 2 1 0 !
0 0 0 0 j O
1 10 o o ! g
o 2 o o ; o
0 1 4 1 i 5
0 0 2 0 I g
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