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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, FRIDAY, MAY 26, 1911.
Hold Up Your deputation as a Ball Town; Turn Out and Root
CARNEY MEN AND
Islanders Reserve Their Batter
ies Until the Fifth Inning
in Closing Game.
SLATTERY STARS AT BAT
Manager Starts in Box but Takes
Himself Oat in Sixth, Lakaff
Peoria at Rock Island.
Davenport at Quincy.
Danville at Iubuque.
Springfield and Waterloo at Deca
After the first two innings yestsr--J&y
afternoon at Island City park
things looked - dubious for the loca,
(for Danville had piled tip four runs
,tLgainst an equal number of ciphers.
JJIowever, tie fans who witnessed the
,tip and down game were well pleased
,with the finish, for when the smoke of
ibattle had cleared In the ninth inning
.Rock Island was one to the good. The
jEcore was 8 to 7. Manager Carney
parted out to pitch for the locals, and
tie worked nicely. Six runs were
made In the first five Innings, but it
was not entirely due to his pitching
that they resulted. But in the next
inning, he withdrew from the box and
succeeded Hunter In right, while La
kaff finished on the slab.
For three innings Kirwin, pitching
for the Speakers, was an enigma, but
one hit "being made off his delivery.
But In the fourth there was some slug
Jping, one error and a hit batsman.
Five 'men tallied. Rock Island was
then in the lead, bnt in the sixth Dan
;ville crossed the pan twice and then
in the seventh sent over another. The
'game looked like a walkaway for the
; visitors till the eighth, when two dou
bles and a triple sent in two runs,
sewing things up. In the next inning,
Danville secured two bit, but LakafT
tightened up and the last two men
fanned the air.
BKX7. TO REKfTE.
For Rock Island, Clynes poled a
beautiful three-sacker into the left cor
ner, -Stevens was transported on four
wide ones and then Slattery banged
out Ms ithird hit, scoring Clynes with
the big run. Ben? replaced Kirwin in
the ninth, but he could not place the
cork Vcenter ball out of reach of the
heavy stickers. The Rock Island vic-(
tory made the series an even break
for the two teams.
Hunter began the fireworks for
Rock 'Island In the fourth, living on an
error by Slner. who dropped a fly.
Clynes hit Into right for a base and
Hunter ambled to third. Stevens was
hit by a pitched ball, sending Clyne
to fcecond. Then Slattery came to bat
and the way he did bing that ball was
terrible, away out tn the northwest
for three sacks. On the throw In, Fish
er fielded the ball from Call, but sent
it wild to third and Slats brought In
run four. This did not end the scor
ing, though, for after Kelly and Qucis
ser 3iad whiffed, Jacobeen walked and
Carney rapped out a double into left
scoring Jacobsen. Vogel walked ana
Hunter hit ot to center for his sec
ond safety, ferney tried to score but
a perfect hw nipped him at the
plate and ends, the inning.
RXJX OOMESWTTHOtTT AJT OUT.
Things were a.ther quiet for Rock
Island till the etath, when Kelly don
bled to right anieored on Jacob sen's
two-baser -to the tore board. Carney
filed to right, maAng the second out,
Qneisser having grounded to third.
Then Vogel hit tn right for three
bases, scoring Jacoben. In the nintfc,
Rock Island added he (winning run,
without a single nxa&out.
Ball, first man up in the opening
inning fOT Danville, rpped out a tri
ple to right fend scorf on Sullivan's
sacrifice fly in the san direction. In
the next inning, Stale, singled and
then Slner bunted to Carney, who
threw to second too late to catch the
runner. Hildebrand duplfeted Slner's
bunt and Carney fielded the ball.
He threw wide to third, thvigh. a good
peg would have gotten the Vinner, and
Staley came in on the plaj Coombs
hit to the flag pole and twomen scor
ed. He came in on the hit, lit for the
fact that he cut second whiltthe um
pire was looking, he would tave re
ceived credit for a home run in the
fifth, Kirwin hit to left after Vbombs
had fanned. Ball filed to een,r and
then Sullivan walked after Kiri had
stolen second, and gone to thld on
Jacobsen's wild throw to head hl off.
Fisher doubled to center and twovuns
came in. Kaylor filed to Queissei; ;
BAD THROW COSTS RTTT. ,
In the next inning the Speakers vn
nexed their last run. Staley hit
right and was sacrificed to second ty
Slner. Hildebrand flied and th
Coombs hit a hot one to Kelly win
made a beautiful stop, but fell)
In the effort. He, however threw
to first, but the throw was out of reach
and Staley scored. Coombs went to
third but. a3 In a former Instance, cut
second while Jen route and was called
out. The score:
ROCK ISLAND. A.B. R. H. P. A. E
Vogel, ss 4 0 2 1 1 0
Hunter, rf 3 1 2 1 0 0
Lakaff, p 2 0 0 0 0 0
Clynes, If 5 2 2 0 1 0
Stevens, cf 3 1 0 3 1 0
Slattery. lb 5 1 3 7 3 0
Kelly. 3b 4 1 1 0 2 1
Queisser, 2b 4 0 0 5 2 0
Jacobsen, c 3 2 2 9 0 1
Carney, p, rf 4 0 1 1 0 1
Total 37 8 13 27 10 3
DANVILLE. A.B. R. H. P. A. E.
Ball, cf 5 1 1 1 0 0
Sullivan. If 4 1 0 0 1 0
Fisher, ss 4 0 1 1 4 1
Kaylor, rf 4 0 1 3 0 0
Staley. lb 4 2 2 9 1 0
Slner. 2b 4 1 1 2 3 1
Hildebrand, c 4 1 0 8 .1. 0
Coombs. 3b 4 0 2 0 1 1
Kerwin. p .3 1 1.0 2 0
Bens, p 1 0 1 0 0 0
Total 37 7 10x24 13 3
xNone out when winning run was
Score by innings:
Rock Island 00050002 18
Danville 1300210 07
Summary: Two-base hits Carney,
Slattery, Kelly, Jacobsen, Fisher. Three
base hits Slattery, Vogel, Clynes, Ball.
Sacrifice hit Slner. Stolen bases
Hunter, Staley, Kerwin. Double play
Flsher-Siner-Staley. Bases on balls
Off Carney. 1 : off Kirwin, 3. Hit by
pitched ball Stevens. Struck out By j
Manager McCarthy of Danville
Seeks Price on Star Is
IS A CHICAGO SCOUT
Boss of Speaker Team Is Told that
-Babe" Is Not for Sale at This
Time of the Year.
During the progress of yesterday's
game at Island City park, Manager
Jack McCarthy of the Danville club
approacned Manager Carney and asked
him to set a price on Leftfielder Jack
"Babe" Clynes. Carney replied that
Clynes was hot for sale at this stage
of the game, and that if he were, the
Danville association would hardly care
to pay the price that would be asked
for him. Carney was foxy enough to
know that the offer was on behalf of a
big league club, and as it is well known
that the Danville manager scouts for
the Cubs, it is not hard to see that the
offer comes from the Chicago Nation
als. Secretary L. M. Casteel seconded
Manager Carney this afternoon by stat
ing that it would take a good-sized
amount to get Clynes off the Rock Is
land team at the rate he has traveled
since he came here.
BOtD TO ADViXCE.
Manager Carney said: "I knew when
I brought Clynes here that he would at
tract attention from the big league
boys, and I feel certain that he will be
a big leaguer before another sea-
on rolls around. His work on my club
It Calgary last season was sensational
1 the extreme.. He was passed upon
br the scouts several times, but Jack
atthat time had little desire to go up,
aifl the result vas he failed on such
occasions to show his class. He is a
phtiomenal fielder, a powerful batter,
and has a disposition that is hard to
findin a ball plarer. He is sure to go
Jack ("Babe") Clynes
Thi work of the Islander left fielder
has Veen sensational all season thus
far afll he has attracted favorable com
ment ill around tie circuit. It is con-fident-
believed 'that he is the best
"find" ?f the seamn and that he will
bring a good prine at its close. "An
other payer who is due to go up," said
Manage? Carney, Ms that boy Slattery.
Joe has all the stiff that they need in
the majo-8. and if I don't advance him
at the cUse of this season, I miss my
guess. Se is baiting and fielding in
great shipe and is getting better every
Carney, ; by Lakaff, 5; by Kirwin, 6.
Time of game 2:00. Umpire Car-ruthers.i
NCTES OF THE GAME
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'VV. XfV.f ?Ss.
Swift Islander Outfielder Whom the
Chicago Cubs Are After.
The Porta team arrived at the New
Harper louse this noon.
Peorlatoday, tomorrow and Sunday
for fouf games in all.
Quelser showed up well again on
second pith five putouts and two as
sists ant never a wobble.
Slattejy and Jacobsen each pulled
down a box of cigars by knocking hits
which struck The Argus sign.
Lakaff had a beautiful drop ball and
the visitors could not locate it at all.
He struck out three men-in the sev
enth. Five two-baggers and four three-baggers,
besides 14 singles, sure is
enough hitting to satisfy the most ar
Slattery was there again with the
pole, A triple, with three on base, a
double and then a single, which scor
ed the winning run.
In the fifth inning fast fielding by
Fisher and Siner cut off two near hit3
by Stevens and Kelly. Both were tag
ged when it looked as though they
were sure safeties.
Any team that Is able to make an
uphill fight to victory such as the Is
landers did yesterday cannot fail to
make it hard sledding for the team that
succeeds in beating it.
Joe Slattery said this morning that
the team was never working better
than it is now and that if luck
breaks right the top of the column will
not be far away in a short time.
The way the fans rooted yesterday
when the visitors apparently were the
winners cut a large figure in the vic
tory of the Islanders. They stood right
behind Manager Carney and his team
from start to finish.
Notice the way Vogel leads that Hit
with hits. He made a single and
three-sacker and walked another time.
Clynes hit a single and three-sacker.
Bill Jacobsen hit a double and single
and walked another time.
The members of the Rock Island
team will be guests of one of the local
directors at a dinner at the Watch
Tower inn this evening. The boys will
be taken out on a special car, leaving
Market square at 6 o'clock.
The way. that Vogel plays short
shows he is a real ball player, no mat
ter where he is put. Manager Carney
has no hesitancy In claiming
that Otto is one of the headiest,
classiest Infielders he has ever seen in
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Springfield Defeats Davenport,
Making 22 Hits and 17
DICK KNOCKED OUT OF BOX
Peoria Makes It Four Straight from
Inbuque, and Qnincy Evens
Springfield, I1L, May 26 Dick, who
shut the Senators out Tuesday, was
knocked out of the box in three In
nings yesterday, and Johnson, who
took his place, fared no better, Spring
field beating Davenport 17 to 3. Four
of the Senators 22 hits were home
SPRINGFIELD. R- H. P. A. E.
Lofton, cf 4 4 2 0 0
Kommers, rf 1 2 2 0 0
Collins, If 1 1 5 0 0
Smith, lb 1 3 9 0 0
Callahan, c 0 1 2 2 0
Johnson, c 3 Z 3 u o
Gron, ss 1 2 1 1 1
Bell. 2b 2 3 1 2 0
McGuire, 3b 3 2 2 2 0
Hopper, p 1 2 0 2 0
Total 17 22
DAVENPORT. R. H
Finney, rf 0 0
Koepplng. 2b 0 1
Bromwicb, 3b 1 2
Chapman, ss 1 1
Godwin. If 1 1
Kelly, lb 0 2
Walsh, cf 0 1
Cleary, c 0 0
Coleman, c 0 0
Dick, p 0 0
Johnson, p 0 0
27 9 1
Total 3 8 24 13 3
Score by innings:
Davenport 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3
Springfield 31560020 17
Summary: Stolen bases Lofton, Bell,
Godwin. Two-base hits Lofton (2),
Kroh, Godwin. Home runs Johnson,
McGuire, Kommers, Smith. Struck out
By Hopper, 4; by Dick. 2. Bases on
balls Off Hopper. 2; off Johnson, 2.
FOLK FOR PEORIA.
Dubuque, Iowa, May 26. Peoria
made it four straight yesterday over
Dubuque, winning 6 to 3. Rogge was
hit hard all the way and given poor
support. Schmirler was wild, but ef
fective in pinches, Score:
PEORIA. R- H. P. A.E.
Fountain, ss 1 2 3 6 0
Smith, lb 1 2 9 1 1
Biltz, cf v 1 2 2 0 0
Jacobs, c 1 2 3 2 0
McDonald, rf 0 1 1 0 0
Veach, If 1 3 0 0 1
Otis, 2b 1 2 8 3 0
Meyers. 3b 0 0 1 1 0
Schmirler, p 0 1 0 2 0
Total 6 15 27 15 2
DUBUQUE. R. H. P. A.E.
Olson, of 1 0 2 0 0
Plass. 2b 0 1 4 3 1
0 0 0 0 0
Paddock. 3b 0 0 2 3 1
H. Darrlnger, rf 1 0 0 0 0
Beatty, lb 0 0 15 1 0
R. Darringer, ss 1 0 2 5 1
Boucher, c 0 1 1 2 0
Rogge. p 0 0 0
Melchoir. If 0 1.1
Total 3 3 27 20 3
Score by innings:
Peoria 0 0400200 0 6
Dubuque 0 0000011 1 3
Summary: Stolen bases Beatty, R.
DarriBger, Fountain. Two-base hits
Veach, Otis, Boucher. Three-base hit
Veach. Struck out By Rogge, 1 :
by Schmirler. 3. Bases on balU Off
Rogge, 1; off Schmirler, 11. Umpire
Ql'ISCY DOWNS WATERLOO.
Quincy, 111., May 26. Quincy bunch
ed hits with passes in the seventh and
eighth and defeated Waterloo yester
day, 7 to 1. Kerwin '8 triple In the sev
enth, cleaning the bases, was the feat
Kerwin, If 1
Hill, ss 0
Myers, lb 0
W. Donahue, cf 1
Owens, 2b '. 0
F. Donahue. 3b 2
Hartman. rf 1
Forney, c 1
Vyskocial, p 1
P. A. E.
Total 7 13 27 15 1
WATERLOO. , . R. H. P. A.E.
Collins, cf 0 2 2 0 1
Long, rf 0 0 2 0 0
Wall, 3b 0 0 3 1 0
Clemens. If 0 0 1 0 0
Fremer, 2b 0 1 2 4 0
Wilkes, ss 0 0 3 2 0
Dickey, lb 0 0 8 0 0
Harrington, c 1 2 3 2 0
Hughes, p 0 0 0 1 0
Total 1 5 24 10 1
Score by innings:
Quincy -.0.0 00 000 4 37
Waterloo ... .... 00000010 01
Summary: Stolen bases W. Dona
hue (2), Hartman, Collins. Two-base
hits Myers, Collins, Hartman. Three
base hit Kerwin. Struck out By Vys
kocial, 5; by Hughes, 2. Bases on balls
Oft Hughes, 3. Umpire Daley.
Ficken Fans 13.
In an ll-iuning baseball game play
ed at Grinnell, the team representing
that college was defeated by Cornell
team, 4 to t. Clarence Ficken of this
city was on the mound for the losers,
bnt it was not because he did not pitch
good ball that Grinnell was defeated.
He whiffed 13 opposing batsmen and
kept them to four bits during the game.
Standing and Results
Springfield 10 5
Peoria 11 5
Waterloo 8 7
Danville 8 9
Rock Island 7 9
Quincy v 7 10
Dubuque 7 10
Davenport 6 10
Philadelphia 23 13
Chicago 21 13
New York 21 13
Pittsburg 20 14
St. Louis 15 16
Cincinnati ;.14 16
Brooklyn 13 20
Boston 8 2S
Detroit ..29 9
Philadelphia 19 15
Chicago T...17 15
Boston 18 16
New York 17 16
Cleveland 16 22
Washington 12 22
St. Louis 12 25
Columbus 22 13
Kansas City 21 15
Minneapolis 23 19
Milwaukee 21 19
St. Paul 18 20
Louisville 18 21
Toledo 17 23
Indianapolis 15 24
TO BUY TEAM?
Springfield Citizens Trying to
Save Baseball by Taking
PRICE FIXED IS $5,000
Series Will Be Played at Decatur lie.
gardless of Succesn Blooni
intfton Is Slow.
Rock Island, 8; Danville, 7.
Springfield, 17; Davenport, 3.
Qitfncy, 7; Waterloo, 1.
Peoria, 6; Dubuque, 7.
Chicagc-Bo6ton (postponed, rain).
Philadelphia. 4; St. Louis, 2.
Pittsburg, 7; Brooklyn, 2.
Cincinnati, 6: New York, 1.
Chicago, 3; New York, 2 (10 (inn
ings). Washington. 6; Detroit, 2.
Boston, 9; St. Lo'iis, 5.
Philadelphia. 12; Cleveland. 6.
Kansas City, 4; Columbus, 3.
Milwaukee, 7; !Louisvllle, 2.
Indianapolis, R; Minneapolis, 2.
St. Paul, 12; Toledo, 11 (10 Inn
Dayton, 5; Evansiille, 4.
Grand Rapids, 5; Wheeling, 4.
Zanesville, 1; South Bend, 0.
Terre Hau;o. Fort Wayne, 0.
St. Joseph. 6; Denver, 0.
Pueblo, 17; Des Moines, 4.
Sioux City. 7; Topeka, 6.
Lincoln, 4; Omaha, 3.
Galesburg, 5; Ottumwa, 3.
Muscatine. 8; Kewante, 6.
Burlington, 8; Keckuk, 4.
Hannibal, 8; Monmouth, 2.
Lincoln, 8; Clinton, 2.
Twin Towns. 9; Canton, 6.
Pefc'.n. k. TaylorHi 4
Oshkosh, 5; Aurora, 3.
RoVford, 3; Gretu Bay, 4.
Appleton, 5; Madison, 3,
Racine, 5; Fond da Lac, 4.
Springfield business men have ta
ken steps tc organize with a view of
buying the home team from Dick Kiiv
sella. They have held a meeting an:i
the matter is still undecided. Wheth
er they succeed or not the team wi'.l
go to Decatur for the series with Wa
terloo beginning today and ending with
a double-header Sunday. If the Spring
field citizens fail to raise the $5,00o
which Kinsella has set as the price
of his club, and Decatur makes gooa
In attendance" the club will remain
permanently at tha latter city and wi'l
take its name, the league approving of
the deal. If Decatur falls down In at
tendance what Kinsella will do is a
matter lof doubt.
HOPE THEY SUCCEED.
While the average Three-Eye fan
would like to see Decatur back in the
circuit it would probably be mo-
pleasing all around if the Springfield
people should buy out Kinsella and
retain the team. If they took hold of
baseball as a joint enterprise and the
commercial organizations did a litt'.o
systematic boosting th capital would
In All likelihood make good again.
With Kinsella out of the league the
circuit would return to an era of peace
such as It has not known for years.
Springfield has been a member of
the league since 1903. when It came in
as successor to one of the Indiana cit
ies and finished on the bottom. The
next Year It took the pennant and in
1908 and 1910 it repeated. In 1909 it
was second and never in the othT
years did the club finish out of firs;.
division. The people ere probably tir.
ed of the monotony of winning games,
but a short season without baseball
will bring them to their senses. Again
it is proper to say that Kinsella did
the right thing in taking his team
away under the circumstances,
ni.ooMi; ton si.ow.
Bloomlngton business men are ai
parently not making very good pro
gress In raising the money to buy out
the Peoria franchise. lAst night IV
000 in all had been secured and the
dollars were coming In slowly. The
effort will be continued during the re
mainder of the week.
Our Swatting Sextet
Those who distinguished them
selves with the bat in yesterday's
First Park Concert.
The first of the series of the mem
orial concerts at Long View park pro
vided for by C D. Rosenfield In men
ory of his mother, the late Mrs. Julia
Rosenfield,, will take place next Sun
day afternoon at 2:30, Bleuer's orches
tra rendering a program of 10 numbers.
I Additional Sporting News I
i on Page Nine I
Baseball Boiled Down
There is also a difference between
knocking and rooting.
Waterloo has sold Catcher Tommy
Searles. who did most of the work
last season, to Hannibal.
The New York Giants were tumbled
by Cincinnati yesterday, and Philadel
phia, winning from St. Louis, again
took the lead.
Catcher Mason, whom Muscatine
bought from Hannibal to be paid for
when be made good has been return
ed labeled "rejected."
Roy Morton, a new pitcher. Joined
Danville here. He is studying for the
ministry and Is a Texan. He will be
known as the ""reverend."
First Baseman Webster, whom Wa
terloo released because be bad a
cracked rib, is not in such a bad way
but that he has signed with Kewanee.
Manager Jack McCarthy in an easy
going sort of a fellow. While here
he seemed averse to showing hlmsell
on the coaching lines, or even wear
ing a uniform.
President Al Tearney of the Three
Eye league is seriously ill at his home
in Chicago. He has been unable to
be out for several days, but bis ca&e
was not considered serious. He :
suffering from a complication of ai!
Milan G. Woods, pitcher, has bought
his release from Danville. He is one
of the trio taken over by McCarthy
from the Chicago Cub castoffs. Th"
other two are Wolfe, catcher, traded
to Waterloo for Pitcher Chapman, and
Shortstop Fisher, now with the team.
Now where would we have betn
"at" if we had formed a 10 club cir
cuit, and who would have taken
Springfield's and I'eoria's places ?
southern clubs had organized their
six-club league, as they iri-d so hard
No league ever had such a rumpus
as the Three-Eye did last winter, and
no other league saw the two team
fighting for the lead chased out .t
their home towns by oor attendance.
This little old circuit can show 'em aJl
something they never thought of be
fore most any time it takes a notion.
Owner John Powers of the Danvil!"
team is expected home from i lie went
tomorrow and whll In Danville h"
will settle the ci'ienHon of the futur"
ownership of the club. It l not con
sidered likely, the Commercial Ses
says, that the offer mde him for the
team will be accepted.
"Things begin to look bad for the
Three-Eye league." walls a Quincy pa
per. No. friends, things never look
bad for this circuit. Let the newcom
ers be not dismayed. The Three-Eye
Is not la quitter. It has experienced
many a harder bump 'ban the quitting
of two of its cities curing the 11 ysars
of its career and it baa always come
up smiling. Things do not look bad
They look very goo.1, just at present.
Keep right on playing ball, Quincy.