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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1910.
rjs ft as
Youth and Vigor Characterize
Athletics, Speed and Ex
perience the Cub3.
FIGHT FOR WORLD TITLE
Loss of Evers Severe Blow to Na
tionals American Team's
By PETER. D. VROOM.
ET the burning principles of the
old and new nationalisms be
banked for a time, for there is
a matter of infinitely more im
portance to some 40,000,000 inhabitants
of the U. S. A. to be decided before
the votes are cast in November. How
ever, then, as now, there is one moote1
point in' common to be settled the
hackneyed "come-back" speculation
(which made its debut with some dis
aster on July 4 on the cacti circuit
and has since run the gamut of every
thing from baseball and politics to the
drama and foreign matrimonial al
liances. I In other words, can the Chicago
jCubs "come back?"
j The supporters of seven clubs in the
National league answer with one ac
tord, "They can they have."
On the American league circuit the
'Response : is, "So far they have, but
wait till they meet the Athletics."
In the opinion of the writer the in
evitable Reno of the Cubs has arriv
ed, but defeat, if it is their portion,
will be far from disgrace, for they
have attained the impossible through
but their baseball career, systemati
cally demolished theorists (and they
may this one) and yearly have caused
great anguish in every major league
city with the exception of Chicago.
Elephant More Than Mouthful?
Hut Narolooa had bis Waterloo, Sul
livan l is Corbet f. Jeffries his Johnson,
:::d the Y.'lutw Elephant of the Quak
er City : i:iy prove io large a mouth
f;ii for i ho Tiger eating. Giant slay
I'ir::te pulverizing Cubs.
Yet tl.b: op:r.: m of the result of the
r-orM's ! ;!st i::li series of 1010 is based
on the :;t that recently happened
to one Cr.: Mil events may prove
t'.::.r ,7t)hi!j;y livers, smartest ball play
er on the diamond, will not be missed
at ail. The brilliant hero of each
world's series h::s usually been a man
who has distinguished himself but
moderately during the league season,
and Heine Zimmerman, utility infleld
er, though inferior ns a thinker and
1 "layer to the Mttle Trojan, may by
his terrific swatting carry tho banner
of victory for Lis club.
Because of the cold weather which
greeted the opening of the series of
100G George Kobe, utility inDelder for
the Chicago White Sox, rlayed third
base, pushing Lee Tannehill to short
stop, and won two of the team's four
victories over the Cubs by three base
hits, and all because the veteran
George Davis had rheumatism in cold
weather. Here was one of the brain
iest players the game has ever known
out of the game, but useful because
his touch of rheumatism contributed
largely to Comiskey's world's cham
pionship. There i always this uncertainty to
cast a cloud of doubt over the selec
tion of a world's series winner. Yet
just now the rdope" of the diamond
points to the triumph of the Athletics.
Taken as a whole, it is a younger
team and one equal ia ability to the
Cubs In everything except experience
and the relentless fighting spirit that
has enabled Chance to annex so many
Youth May Triumph.
There ts i.u i hue appropri
ated by the sporting world that
"youth will be served." True as gold,
but there is no time limit placed.
Have the Cubs reached the limit?
The two managers cannot control
the luck of thy series, but the remain
der of the conflict will be largely in
their hands. In this respect the men
::i-L- verUuLIe ;;:i;iihe.;es in person ana
Jiothrd. Botli have proved their meth
ods successfully several times, but one
hus failed to win :i world's title.
Prank Leroy Cliauco ij a typical
baseball hro. In common with all
his st:i".T he has slowed down greatly,
yet h; is still a daring base runner, a
batter whose slashing hits through the
infield nnd usual inability to fail iu u
plncb make him a terror to pitchers.
Ho can still field in the top rank of
first saekers. Above all, he has the
spirit of the fighting leader, which
won him the more or less grudging
admiration of the veteran Cubs when
he took control and cemented him to
the younger players of the Evers, Hof
man and Zimmerman type with a feel
ing akin to hero worship. None so
successful as he in the browbeating
of a stubborn veteran, yet tactful and
diplomatic in the handling of others.
Results spell success, so Chance must
have attained it.
Cornelius McGillicuddy, which is the
genuine and euphonious cognomen of
Connie Mack, manager of the Athlet
ics, is the reverse. He is of the wor
rying, thinking type that the baseball
wold knew in Charlie Comiskey of
the famous St. Louis Browns and lat
er In his manager of the White Sox,
Fielder A. Jones. But Mack sits on
the bench, and his wizardry is of the
mystic type that succeeds through
plays directed by an invisible hand.
; For ten years Connie has managed
the baseball affairs of Uncle Ben
FLETCHER SAYS HE
HAS SIGNED CUBS
Promoter of New League Asserts
Dozen Chicago Players Are
Cincinnati, Oct. 13. D. A. Fletch
er, active promoter of the proposed
new major league and of the post
season series between teams made
up of the stars of the National and
American leagues, returned to Cin
cinnati yesterday, and came out with
a statement that he had signed a
dozen Cubs, the best ones, for the
circuit he expects to start next sea
Fletcher was willing to back his
assertion with money. He said:
"I am prepared, any time C. W
Murphy wants to take me up, to put
up from $5,000 to $10,000 cash on
this proposition: That I can display
publicly the signatures of 12 mem
bers of the Chicago team, all lined
up to contracts for my league in
"If Mr. Murphy, or any other
sportsman, wishes to take a chance
on the bet, I'm here and ready to
produce the currency upon demand.'
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nants and cue of the largest aud finest
baseball plants in the country attest
to his fibility. liut this scholarly man
ner of ImrdMn.T a ball team has had
one disadvantage it has n:t imbued
the players with a fighting spirit. If
Mack was a playing manager things
might be different.
If that is the cr.se why pick the Ath
letics? Because It is the writer's opin
ion that the 19P series will lfe won by
a preponderance of good, youthful ma
terial and conditioned pitchers before
which the Cubs' dauntless fighting
courage wiil be as naught. The Cubs
were out gamed by the White iSox vet
erans in l'JUC. Then why not by a
team of fast, hustling youngsters bach
ed by a superb pitching corps?
According to recent developments, it
seems as if the Cubs will i in their
hopes to three pitchers Mordecal
Brown, Orval Overall and Leonard
Cole. Reu'.hach, the erratic, is even
more so than usual this j"car and has
really been of little use. Illness has
weakened him, and it is doubtful if
he pitches a game. Mclntyre, Ff offer,
Foxen or Richie may fill in, but that is
about all, for Ffiester will be first re
serve. Against this trio the Athletics have
a greater wealth of mound material.
all of proved calibex-. There are Charles
A. Bender, the Indian; Jack Coombs,
Cy Morgan and Eddie Tlauk. Harry
Krause aud Jimmy Dygert are prob
lematical, thought the Cubs are averse
to southpaws ami spitballists. as a rule.
Brown on Donn Grade.
"Three- .. j. rapidly
passing. He still has the quick brain
end splendid judgment that made him
a star in li'nW. though then a -eterau,
professional!- speaking. But his ef
fectiveness is not what it was. Yet
he is dangerous still. Overall haa
been out of the game nearly all sea
son because of an injured arm. lis is
expected to bear the brunt of the box
work if in condition. In a winning
game and with good support Overall
is invincible, but he is accused of lax-king
courage iu a prueling finish.
"King" Cole I the National league's
pitching sensation, but his steadiness
In a short, important series may well
be a subject of speculation. His case
may parallel that of "Babe" Adams of
Pittsburg, sensation of the 1000 series,
in which lie pitched three victories
against the Tigers. Adams, however,
had one prior major league experience,
having been tried out in 1008 and then
sent to Louisville for seasoning. Cole
is a pure "bush" product, having play
ed his first professional game with
Bay City, Mich., last year.
Of the Athletic ritching staff two of
the topnotchers faced the Giants in
the- series of i :.-,. Bender and Tlank
and the Chief was the only one to
score a victory for his team. Then
he left handed Plank was the better
iwirl.r, lr.it conditions are now re
versed, and the Indian is regarded as
one of the most subtle and effective in
the game. The crafty Coombs, hero
of the record twenty -four inning vic
tory over Boston in 1000 bis first
year, incidentally is picked by the ex
perts to start for Philadelphia against
Overall. This is the man for speed,
and not only has he a fast ball, but a
fast curve as well.
Morgan is the spithall expert, and
he ha shown a willingness to work at
all times, like Coombs, and to win too.
But he has a tendency to wlldness
that often causes disaster.
The superiority of the Cubs' catch
ing corps is conceded, and ditto for the
Philadelphia twirling brigade. The
Cubs argument is that the base run
ning Athletics will be nipped by the
accurate pegging of John Kling or the
snap throws of Jimmy Archer, ex-De-troiter,
to which the Athletic enthu
siasts reply that their catchers will
not bo overworked because the Cubs
will not get on bases with such pitch
ing in front of tliem.
Cub Cnlchers Superior.
But behind the !::t tile Cubs are
alone. Kling, Archer and the veteran
Tom Needham. taken in the order
named for service, are far better than
Ira Thomas, Paddy Livingston or Jack
Lapp. But the peerless Kling Is not
In the peerless form of yore. His peg
ging lacks d. ndly accuracy, but that
nimble brain that blinded the Detroit
Tiger Is still moving and can be count
ed upon unless the series is won by
slugging. Archer, if Kling fails to
stop the sack pilfering, may be called
upon, and he has one of the hardest
throws known to baseball, but as he
hurls while squatting he is sometimes
a bit inaccurate.
Livingston is supposed to be Mack's
first choice, and he does not compare
either with Kling or Archer. Thomas
has the experience of a world's series
while with Detroit in 1908, but he is
erratic except in the matter of fouls.
In this he is consistent, for he never
catches them. This habit Is not only a
handicap, bnt a menace, according to
a Chicago scribe, who opines that the
ball may hit. Ira in tho head almost
any time and incapacitate him. Lapp
is a hard worker of some ability, and
that comment about lets him out,
though Philadelphia thinks differently.
With Evers out of the Cub infield
through the broken ankle received in
sliding to the plate in Cincinnati mat
tersjare. evened somewhat. Chance is
more than the peer of Harry Davis in
every way, but Davis may uncork
some of those drives which have so
often broken up games.
Eddie Collins, whom Philadelphia
depended upon to show Evers the art
of second base playing, will have a
decidedly easier task with Zimmer
man. Like Evers, the Columbia prod
uct is a natural player, but still lacks
the impish subtlety that has made the
Cub famouj. In fielding Collins easily
leads "Big City," and both are good
at batting. Zimmerman's recent ex
ploit of knocking two over-the-fence
home runs in Cincinnati and a triple
against the stockade all records for
the reconstructed park may well give
one pause. As before remarked, Zini
may be th- Embryonic hero.
Tinker Abend of Barry.
Tinker ...a' equal
with the odds iu favor of the Cub
veteran. The Chicago actor, though
showy in bis play and leaning to
grand stand flourishes, is a wonder. FIp
is a breaker up of games during the
National league seasons, but does not
hit well in the short world's contest.
At third Frank Baker seems to top
Harry Steinfeldt. Evers injury was
probably the only thing that insured
Ptelnfeldt a place in the big series
for ho has slowed up to a remarkable
extent in everything but hitting. His
fielding ability now is largely due to
his sagacity, for his speed has gone.
That about divides the infield evenly,
because there is no reason to believe
that Tinker and Zimmerman will work
with the smoothness of six years'
standing that existed between Joe and
Evers despite personal detestation of
Again, oa form the Cub outfield ap
pears bettor, but a superiority of tho
Athletic pitchers may entirely nullify
that advantage. Sheckard is better
than Briscoe Lord or the veteran Top
sy nartscl. Artie Hofman has an
edge on Rube Oldring. and Frank
Schulte is given form over Dan Mur
phy, another 1905 veteran, then an
infielder. But if the hurlers keep tbe
Cubs hitting pop-ups and easy flies
there will be little occasion for the
brilliant, heady throwing of the Cub
trio. Such an ecstatic situation for
Philadelphia is unlikely, so the Cubs
must be given the call there.
In summarizing it must be remem
bered that the issue is really not the
undoubted superiority of the Cub
catchers or the conceded record su
premacy of the Athletic twirlers. It
is the problem of whether youth will
be served when two strong teams
From this standpoint the Cubs have
passed their zenith, and the Athletics
MEDALS BY SCORE,
BUT STEALS OLEO
Man Who Claims Honors as Long
Distance Kunner Arrested
Chicago, Oct. 13. John Anderson, J
who claims that he won the Norwegian
marathon race in 19"1 and that he has
90 gold medals and 54 silver cups won
in long distance races, was held to the
grand jury on a charge or burglary to
day. Anderson is alleged to have forc
ed his way into the warehouse of a
concern for which he worked and" to
have been arrested with a quantity of
lard and butterine in his possession.
QUAKER CITY FANS
FIGHT FOR TICKETS
Over $70,000 Ha LVen Returned
Because of Inability to Fill
Philadelphia, Oct. 13. Quaker
City residents are wrought up to a
high pitch over the coming world's
series and if the statements of the
club officials are to be believed Shibe
park will not hold half the people
who want to see the games. It is,
however, the first contest that at
tracts most Interest, and not alone
will Philadelphia turn out a big del
egation, but indications point to the
series drawing fans from within a
radius of over 100 miles. The of
ficials have received applications for
tickets from as far south as Rich
mond, Va., from Pittsburg in the
west, Buffalo in the north, Boston
in the northeast, while Jersey will
send thousands to the games.
Much may depend upon the weath
er man, however, so far as out-of-town
visitors are concerned, but lo
cal patrons will not be deterred from
attending no matter how cold or raw
the day may be.
Comment over the respective mer
its of the Athletics and theCubs has
been sidetracked by the talk over the
tickets for the world's series.
Thousands of baseball fans in this
city have been disappointed at re
ceiving back the money which they
sent in for tickets.
The representatives of the national
commission got through the task of
sorting through the mall last night.
When the work was over and all the
checks and money orders had been
returned, it was figured today that
$70,000 for the first two games had
been sent back to those applying for
No Tickets for Pittsburgers.
Pittsburg, Pa., Oct. 13. At 10
o'clock last night Walter Harrington,
a wealthy Pittsburger, who had ar
ranged to take two special trains to
the opening rounds of the world's
series in Philadelphia, Issued notice
that all was off and that money
which had been already paid him
by hundreds of Pittsburgers would
be returned. Harrington received
word that the Pittsburgers could not
be accommodated with tickets.
All Stars, With Ed Walsh in the Slab
Almost Shut Out Philadelphia.
Racer is Killed at Kewanee.
Kewanee. 111., Oct. 13. Junatta,
owned by F. J. Stabler, one of the
most successful and highly valued
racers on Illinois tracks for years,
with a mark of 2:10. was killed yes
terday. While loose on their fair
grounds, another horse rr.n by and
Junatta, with racing fever, followed.
She ran against a chain and turned
a complete somersault.
Ball Franchise for Taylorville.
Bloomington, 111., Oct. 13. At the
annual meeting of the Illinois-Mis
souri league at Pekin yesterday Tay
lorville was given a franchise. It
s probable that there will be an
eight club league next season. The
guarantee was raised from $200 to
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Philadelphia, Oct. 13. "Big Ed"
Walsh made Mack's champions re
semble a pack of bush leaguers yes
terday when the All-Stars and the
Mackmen held their second tourney,
score 5 to 1. The damp ball artist
had the Trojan terrors feeding out
of his palm and for eight innings
nobody bowed to third base.
In the last notch. Collins tripled
and Baker's out turned out a run and
this was the only thing that saved
the Quakers the humiliation of a
The All-Stars made the new cham
pions look out of their class by their
fast work and there never was a time
when the game was in doubt. The
All-Stars 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 25 7 0
Philadelphia .. ..00000000 11 C 7
Batteries Walsh and Sullivan; Ben
der, Plank, Coombs, Lapp and Thomas.
Brooklyn Loses Two.
Brooklyn, N. Y., Oct. 13. Brooklyn
closed the National league season yes
terda3' by losing both ends of the holi
day double header to Boston. The vis
itors won by ninth inning finishes.
In the first game, after Brooklyn had
tied the score in the eighth, the vis
itors hatted in eight runs in the final
inning, winning 9 to 2. Brooklyn led
by 2 to 1 when Boston came to bat for
the last time in the second contest. A
base on balls, Getz's single, a squeezo
play with Ferguson at bat, and Col
lins' double turned impending defeat
into a 3 to 2 victory. Brooklyn has re
leased Pitchers Dessau and Manser to
STANDING OF LEAGUES
G. W. L. Pet.
Chicago 152 103 49 .678
New York 154 91 63 .591
Pittsburg 153 SC C7 .52
Philadelphia 153 7S 75 .510
Cincinnati 154 75 79 .47
Brooklyn 154 C4 90 .410
St. Louis : 151 C2 fc9 .ill
Boston 153 53 100 .34G
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MISS CAMPBELL IN FORM
Clips Seven Strokes from Woman's
Itecord in Golf Tournament.
Chicago, Oct. 13. Clipping seven
strokes off the woman's record for
the course held by herself by nego
tiating a sensational score of 78, Miss
Dorothy Campbell, the North Ber
wick (Scotland) golfer, easily de
feated Miss Mary Fownes of Pitts
burg, her opponent in the second
match round for the national wo
man's championship at Homewood
yesterday -by 6 up and 5 to play.
Miss Campbell's remarkable score
has seldom been equaled by the best
men golfers at the club, the ama
teur record of 70 being held by War
ren K. Wood, and her performance
emphasizes her chances of retaining
the title which she won last year at
Philadelphia. Today in. the third
match round, however, she meets
perhaps the most formidable match
play golfer iu the tournament when
she opposes Mrs. II. P. Barlow of
Philadelphia, whom she met and de
feated in the final for the national
championship over the latter's he :i
links in the Quaker City last ycjr.
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