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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. THURSDAY. JULY 24, 1913.
TV ICE HUMCLED
Couchman and Donley Twirl
Great Ball and Are Nev
er in Danegr.
SCORES ARE 12-1 AND 9-2
Bi- u j .... . . ! pellet over the knobs of his teammates,
lue Hoted Athlete Regain Batting,:. . , , , ., ,
s " the Pretzels were lambasting his of-
Eves and Lambast Pill to All
er in Danger.
, W. L.
Quincy 49 40
Dubuque 46 41
Davenport 43 41
Springfield 43 44
Danville 44 44
Bloomington 43 44
Decatur- 42 46
i'eoria 40 43
Quincy at Davenport.
Peoria at Dubuque.
Danville at Springfield.
Decatur at Bloomington.
Teorla at Davenport.
Quincy at Dubuque.
Danville at Decatur.
Springfield at Bloomington.
BY PAUL ERUNER.
'Tis a punk zephyr that fails to
carry a blessing concealed in its pis
tol pocket or words to that effect. We
pe.ouu.mjr ,...lu,nlt " 11,1 j more in the fourth. Two bungles by
the guy that pulled the above, butjc-olvin, a boot by Turner and Peters'
are forced to concur. A couple of; double ground out another pair in
lays ago, the Interstate league blew j the fifth and that ended the Pretsel
up with a loud report and some 150 ' scoring.
promiscuous athletes found themselves, j Donley held the visitors runless up
out in the cruel world bereft of a until the seventh, w hen he eased up.
regular pay envelope. Two of the out- Singles by Collins and Wolfe, with two
cants, siabulsts by profession, boarded
a rattler and disembarked at Pret -
zeltown. They signed a contract ana
yesterday were put to work. Yes
you guessed it correctly Couchman
and Donley are the boys. Well Irob
Couchman got busy in the first game
of the double header nnd wished a
Gypsy .curse onto the league leaders.
Donley ordered the same in the secoi.
No. 1 was copped by the home boys
owing to the fact Air. Willis was
hammered for 14 hits, totaling 20
cushion-?. The afterpiece was featured
by woo::y tactics on the part of the
Quincy gang, with Danny Miller as
Kumtng the rule of Woor.er in chief.
Incidentally the scores were 1-1 und
JEW MK O. K.
Taken on the whole the matinee per
formance was a npicy and decidedly
salubrious occasion. A pleasant time
was had by all beg pardon mostly
all. Quincy top Hikts were about
as happy as a police reporter cover
ing a Sunday school convention. Bob
Couchman needs no introduction to
the local fans. You can remember
the tlmo when he wore an Islander
uniform. Suflice It to bay that Big
Bob Iirb lost none of his old time
cunning as may be accentuated by
the fact that he held the clouting
leaders to seven segregated blows and
one lonesome breadwinner.
Donley is a life .vi:;ed ppeciman of
manhood who heaves 'em with the
salary hook reposing on the eastern
lde of the frame Bert is another
of those mo st ball artists. Should
,.,' ; . , ,. , ' Z? ,
ience a parched feeling in the dining
" , r "7 ""uy
111c possibilities are
h would have
to install a pail of I
water back of the slabbing Mation.
Donley held the visitors to seven scat
tered bingles. He has a world of
Huff and excellent control. Both the
TieW fttPn hfll'B tho Duula anr) u 1)1
hmn . .i,. i..... ,.. ..
Three ! marathon.
FIRM" . ME.
Nick Kahl & Co. were the first to
break into the score board frame in
exhibition ." one tally being manu
factured by the emulsion of two one
cushion blows, a double and a passed
With Couchman running on all four
wheels and never missing a stroke,
the Sox ambled peacefully along until
the fifth, when the score was tied.
Carrlgan singled, was sacrificed to
econd and counted on Peter's double
to center. The lead was copped In
the next standi. Bromwich poked out
out was sate wnen .ni-1
vin allowed his hoof to stray from
the muslin. Al stole second and cross-'
C-d the rash rfiMi.-r rvn I'luhirtu'. ...!
acker. Pat lamped the sccr.ery In
mid-ocean for a brief moment and
then trotted home on Carrigan's
Seven large ones were accumulated
in round No. 7, the entire team bat
ting around and then some. Pete
wai wounded In the short ribs. Couch
man tapped to the pitcher's box. Wil-i
lis grabbed the apple and heaved wild
to recotid. Everybody safe. Reed eiers.- 1 nree-tase hit Becker. Left
scratched an infield hit. choking thejon oases Davenport. 4: Quincy. 9.
lines, otto Koepping then dumped a I Bases on balls Off Donley. 2: off MU
clean single Into left, driving In twoller- struck out By Donley, 2 by
men and finding Coca Cola Reed to
third. While Rebel was legging it. Otto
went down to oecond. Becker whang
rl fly to deep left, and Reed beax
t:e throw to the plate. Bromwich
singled, sending Koepping over to
nation No. 3. P. Flaharty singled.
vountiug Ot'o. Carrican thea touchefljday you can ste a first class umpire
iff the daamlte with a lusty three-4 aid train caller ctpibined. Thai
ply clout to the center garden pali
sade, and two more filtered over. Neer
singled and Carrie added the seventh
tally to the collection. That was all
for the time being. The last help
ing came in the eighth on two walks,
a single by Koepping and Billing's
miscue. Total, 14 to 1.
By mutual agreement, the second
installment consisted of but seven
chapters. Danny Miller was elected
to even things up, but as an evener
He proved to be a first class onion.
He was wild as an underfed Thomas
cat. and when he was not heaving the
ferings with right good will.
Danny has been getting his share
of wins and ordinarily is a tough prop
osition. Yesterday he had plenty of
stuff, but was so undepeudable that
Billings nearly succumbed to an at-
of nervous prostration. T?ie
Quincy twirler lost his own game right
in the opening inning. Koepping lived
on a fielder's choice after Reed had
walked and had been crucified at the
keystone. Becker rolled to Kahl who
messed things, making two on. Brom
wich drove viciously to left, counting
Koepping. Becker beat it to the key
stone on the play. Flaharty bumped
one to Danny, who conceived the idea
of nailing Becker at third. The idea
was all right, but the throw was not.
When the ball was recovered, Becker
was over the pan and likewise Brom
wich. Pat had gone to second and
started for third, when Miller again
tried to lose the ball near the outskirts
and Pat counted. Four runs on one
THE BEST OF IT.
The Sox gratfbed one in the third
on Becker's triple and Flaharty's
single. One cushion blows by Neer,
Peters. Reed and Koepping coupled
with Miller's wild pitch, produced two
; bungles by Reed, handed them a cou-
That was all. The
Davenport, AB. R. H. PO. A.
Reed, ss 3 2 1 2 3
Koepping, 2b 5 1 2 2 2
j Becker, cf 3 1 2 9 0
Bromwich, 3b 5 2 2 0 2
Flaharty, rf 5 2 2 1 0
Carrlgan, If .4 2 3 2 0
Neer. .h 3 0 1 6 1
Peter, c. , .-fl-l 1" 5 0
Couchman, p 3 1 o ' 0 1
Total 34 12 14
AB. R. H. PO. A.
0 0 3 0.
0 0 3 0
0 0 9 1
0 2 3 2
0 0 0 1
0 2 0 0
0 2 2 3
0 0 0 2
1 7 24 11
12 7 2
0 0 0 0 0-
Turner, 3b 4
Co-' -or, ss 3
Willis, p 3
Score by innings-
Davenport 0 0001 272 12
Quincy 01000000 01
Hits by innings
Davenport 01 0 1 2 3 6 1 14
Quincy ...03002010 17
Stolen bases Bromwich, Becker,
! Congor. Kahl. Sacrifice hit Neer.
Sacrifice fly Becker. Two-base hits
Ttrnmu-lpli Pati. TTMnVtM... f 1
Ran KahI ThreWse h -a -'
j pan. Billings. Left on bases-Dav-
!?nix". 5; yuincy. 7. Bases on balls Arter the second game was over,
. ( ouchn,an j ; off Winls sJjohnson walked over to O'Leary and
; Struck out-Ey Couchman. 3; by Wil -
lis, 3. Doublo pUys Koepping to
Reed; Congor to Golvin. Hit by pitch-
er Rocd. Peters. Time 1:30. Um
AB. R.H. PO. A. E.
Koepping. 2b . ,
I Becker, cf
I Bromwich. "b .
Carrigan. If 3
Neer, lb 3
Peters, c 3
Donley, p 3
Kerw in. If . .
Ward, cf ...
..30 9 10 21 8 4
AB. R. H. PO. A. E.
.. 3 0 0 1 0 0
..3 1 3 1 0 0
.. 2 0 0 0 0 0
, , ,L 4 0
2 0 0
1 vjui v iu. iu , 4
0 0 6 1
0 16 2
0 0 0 1
0 0 2 4
- ' JD 2
OfROr, ss 3
Miller, p 3
Total 29 2 7 18 9 6
Score by innings
Davenport 4 0 1 2 2 0
Quincy 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hits by innings
Davenport 1 0 2 4 1 2.
Quincy 0 1 2 0 2 0
btolen bases Flaharty, Koepping.
! Sacrlfice hit Collins. Two-base hit-
Miller, 4. Double plays Flaharty to
Reed; Billings to Golvin; Congor to
Kahl. Wild pitch Miller. Time
1:15. Umpire Johnson.
OTE OF THE KANE.
Umpire Johnson is alone worth the
price vi admission. it ma I everv
Wants Harmony Amongst Dis
tiller Scribes We Sec
ond the Motion.
Says the Peoria Journal: Oft
times the peace-maker only Berves
the purpose of diverting the at
tack and instead of stopping the pum
melling of two others, gets a good
beating himself. With that fact firm
ly in mind, we venture to rise and
speak a word anent the nauseating
fight now being waged by a bellig
erent 6cribe on one Peoria newspaper
and an arrogant dopester on another.
The only purpose their continued bick
ering can serve is to injure the Peoria
baseball team, make a "rookie" out of
themselves while trying to show up
the other and disgusting an intelligent
reading public. Therefore, we say, in a
spirit of all modesty and meekness,
let it drop.
We always have been of the well
set opinion that it little behooved a
$14-a-week baseball writer to attempt
to dictate to a $300-a-month manager
how he should run his club. Our idea
of newspaper eff -4 : was to simply
tell what he-did, how he did it and
make note of the results. The fact
that others have not coincided with
our view, is, we believe, in the main,
responsible for the conditions as they
exist today in Peoria. The power of
a newspaper can be used for good
only when the editor feels the respon
sibility that that power gives him. To
abuse the power and attempt to shirk
the responsibility, is proof sufficient
of a pigmy intelletc that cannot be
long kept under a bushel.
Under the present order of things,
only strife, factional rows and dis
aster can come. The Journal is as
firm as ever in the belief that Mr.
McCormick was the victim of a very
questionable practice, but we regard
baseball as too great a game, too clean
a sport and too good an advertisement
for a city to allow it to be hampered
in any way by petty jealousies among
The past is gone. It is to the fu
ture that we are looking. .On that
account, we reiterate the suggestions
made before that the time has come
when if there be dieffrences of opin
ion that are irreconcilable, they be
threshed out elsewhere than in the
columns of the newspapers. The
methol employed at present is like the
old squib, "Papa get the hammer,
there's a fly on baby's head." They
may kill the fly but cripple the baby.
Similarly, the two scribes referred to
may ridicule, abuse and lambast each
0 1 other, but all the while, they are hurt
0 , ing the game more than they are hurt-
0 ' ing each other.
1 j Therefore, quit it!
1 1 voice ought to be w orth a fortune.
Johnson is the best umpire on the
circuit, according to the opinions ex
pressed hereabouts, and one of the
best that ever held down an indica
tor in the Three-I.
Someone on the Blue Sox pay roll
was fined $50 yesterday. With a Pret
nel at bat, a strike was called wicli
appeared a trifle off color from the
Sox bench. One of the athletes yelled:
"Get 'em up, you grandstand bum."
"Time," yelled the umps, and tear
ing off his mask, he rushed over to
the bench and ejaculated: "I -.vant to
know the that said that."
No reply was forthcoming, and play
w as resumea.
isa'd: "It's $50 to the man that said
that. You know who he is." Wi;l
j Sherlock Holmes get into communi-
cation with Watson and discover tha
Ward, the Quincy center ga-dener,
was forced to retire in the third in
ning of No. 2. Becker hammered the
apple clear to the center field fence.
In running after it, Ward stepped in
a prairie dog excavation and turned
his ankle. - Collins shifted to center
and Wolfe went into right.
Danny Miller may be a good twirler
and the Quincy bunch may be champs,
but It did not listen that way to a casu
al onlooker at yesterday's perform
ances. A change , of scenery seems to be
highly beneficial for Carrigan. Wav
back in history on July 5, Carrie ws
shunted up to the second notch in
. thp hntlinflr nrrier nrut prnhhed a ti ri
ft I " " -
" j gle and a triple out of four times up.
i The next day he connected for a trio
jjjof three-cushion drives in four times
, jup. And previous to that he hal
J been hitttn ahnut f!4ri Ypctjiritav i
" j he was skidded down to sixth place
" I and in the first gumbo grabbed a
- - 1
tingle, double and triple.
Those new men kind of broke into
' the game strong yesterday. Couchman
i is iust as 8od. if not better, than
Iwhen he performed in our own fair
I city. Donley is w hat Old Poke would
jterm a foaming fiinger, and he also
Incidentally the Blue Hose gang as
cended to third place, all of which
helps a trifle.
That man Congor, who Is holding
down the short field for Quincy is
about as fast as they make 'em. He
is robbing the home boys of hits day
after day. We wish he would behavy
Johnson does not allow things to
drag while he Is on the job. They
played two games yesterday in 1:30
and 1:15 respectively.
Quter again today and thea the
Manager ClarK Griffith of the Wash
ington team breathed a sigh of relief
when the train carrying his athletes
pulled out of Chicago last night. The
reason was Lake Michigan. Sunday
night Griffith almost had heart failure
when he heard what a narrow es
cape Walter Johnson, Catcher Henry,
Infielder Morgan and Utility Infielder
Gedeon had from drowning.
Monday night Outfielder Shanks was
not so lucky, for he dived in a shal
low spot, hurting his head, and then
turned an ankle on a rock trying to
get back to shore. Griffith kept this
a secret until last night, and this
was the reason for Shank's absence
from the Sox-Senators series In the
last two games.
After the Shank accident Griff or
dered his men to remain away from
the lake. Shanks left for home wkli
the team, but w ill not be able to play
for several days.
ABOUND THE CIRCUIT
XOT THE PERFfME BOTTLEt
When George Reed drops into
Bloomington, this noon, it will have
been just 13 years ago that George
broke his leg in that city. The great
est manager in the league was at that
time playing second. In a play at that
base he got mixed up with the base-
runner, and his left leg was frac
tured between the knee and ankle in
He was at that time considered one
of the fastest infielders in the circuit,
but the injury on that date, put him
out of the game for good. Manager
Reed never since has attempted to
get back into the game. Decatur
PIG-PITCHER I.AVDS JOB.
Charley Snyder, recently turned
adrift because he struck an umpire in
the Three Eye league, has caught on
with Henderson in the Kitty league.
He got away good and if he will do
more pitching and less fighting may
stick. Bloomington Bulletin.
KIXSEI.l.A VIS AS ISIAI..
Richard F. Kinsella, scout for the
New York Giants and former owner
of the Springfield club, has been de
clared the winner in the salary claim
tangle with former president Grayson
of the Louisville club, relative to the
services of Pitcher Len Schroeder and
Second Baseman Lynn Bell. Kinsella
was at first directed to reimburse
Grayson for salary paid to the men
to settle all claims when they were
released by the Louisville club. On
the rehearing of the case the National
Commission reversed its former de
cision and freed Kinsella of all re
sponsibility in the case, saying that a
man who held the views of Mr. Gray
son relative to a claim was not worthy
of the commission's consideration.
A POST MORTEM.
Thirteea innings is a long time to
play for a game, but the Colts did it.
We suspicion that those Kolts would
play longer than that if it was neces
sary. There were about three thousand
frantic fans in the city yesterday aft
ernoon as they could not find out what
the score was. The score nothing to
ncthing in the twelfth was public prop-
j erty but after that nothing could be
However ahem the welcome news
arrived in time to save about half of
the fans. Too bad that half of them
i.eriehed from anxiety.
Now that Roddy Hendrix has gone
the way that all bad pitchers go, we
may rest easy. Heddrix was always
Quincy's jinx, but not yesterday. Rod
dy must have felt quite humiliated by
being beaten by the Quincy Colts.
Since Hendrix is gone we may
rest easy as the Colts will attend to
the rest of the heavers on the Biue
Sox team. Roddy is about the best
they can put out, so we should worry.
nifiGAN, JK CAWED.
Pitcher John Duggan, brother of
First Baseman Duggan, who came here
for a trial on the Decatur team last
week, wa3 allowed to go Tuesday
morning by the management. It was
not a case of release as he had signed
no contract, but had simply come here
for a trial.
The five days' limit was up and it
was a case of either sign him or drop
him and the management would havo
to let one man go incase they did sign
him, something they did not feel like
doing. He was simply informed that
he could not be signed. The manage
ment furnished him transportation
home. Decatur Review.
RATHER WARM YESTERDAY.
On June 15 Danny Miller pitched his
first game for Quincy Friday bo
pitched his eigh h. Of the eight he
wen seven, three being shutouts. In
cne he allowed tne rue. in two his
opponents made a pjir, ia one each
four, five and six. For the eight gameg
the average number of runs made o2
him is 2ht. while the hits averaged
C8- These facta explain why he
won seven and lost but one". The time
he Jest he allowed but five hits, but
Hackett was catching and unable to
ttcp the base runners, while four er
rors back cf him were important fac
tors in losing for mci. Quincy Herald.
RECORD FOR YEAR
Washington Twirler Wins 11th
Straight Game Because of
TROJANS DRUB PHILLIES
Drive Five Hurlers to Cover, Grabbing
20 Bingles Score It
13 to 3.
If Larry Chappelle and Hal Chase
had played anywhere near the form
that is expected of big leaguers, Wash
ington's sensational young southpaw,
Boehling by name, would never be
credited with his 11th straight vic
tory for the season, which he engi
neered over the Sox yesterday. The
score was 7 to 1 and Chase gave them
five of their runs, while Chappelle con
tributed another. This gives Boehl
ling the season's record for consecu
tive wins, Johnson and Falkenberg
falling by the wayside after hanging
The wildest stretch of imagination
could not picture Boehling in the light
of a winner in the wind-up struggle,
tor only the rankest kind of playing
on the part of the aforementioned two
chalked up the tilt in his favor. In
all the Sox were credited with eight
glaring miscues. five of which were
mdae by Chase, two by Chappelle.while
Jack Fournier grabbed the other one.
It was weird combat, so bad in fact
that the fans started hooting the home
team near the wind-up. The score:
Chicago. AB. R. ri. PO. A. E.
Chappelle, cf 4 0 0 3 0 2
Rath, 2b 4 0 2 3 3
Lord, 3b 3 0 0
Chase, lb 3 1
Schalk, c 3 0
Kuhn, c 0 0
Collins, rf 4 0
Fournier, If 3 0
Weaver, ss 4 0
Scott, p 2
0 0 0
O'Brien, p 0 0 0 0
10 0 0
Total 31 1 6 27 9 8
Batted for O'Brien in the ninth.
Washington. AB. R. H. PO. A. E.
Moeller, rf 4 0
Foster, 2b ..4 0
Milan, cf ....5 0
C.andil, lb 3 0
Morgan, 2b 3 2
Calvo, If 2 1
McBride, ss 3 2
Henry, c 4 1
Boehling, p 4 1
Total 32 7 8 27 11 3
Chicago 0 1000000 01
Washington 03000300 17
Two-base hit Morgan. Struck out
By Scott, (Foster, 2; Milan, Henry);
by O'Brien ( Calvo) ; by Bcehling (Lord,
Schalk). Bases on balls Off Boehling,
7; off Scott, 2; off O'Brien, 1. Hits
Off Scott, 6 in six innings. Hit by
pitcher By Boehling (Lord). Left on
bases Chicago, 11; Washington, 5.
Time 2:05. Umpires Dineen and
Philadelphia, Pa., July 24. Free-for-all
meeting of the Cubs and Phils, and
right off the reel it developed into a
survival of the fittest. General Evers'
men were toppy finishers, accumulat
ing 20 safe slams for 24 bases, while
clouting the assorted benders of six
Quaker heavers. Dooin's troupe notch
ed 14 slams for 13 bags, aiming at
the slants of two fiingers. Score, 13
to 8, victory for the Trojans and a
Pirate defeat putting the Cubs back
into third place. The score:
Chicago. AB. It. II. PO. A. E.
Leach, cf 4 2 2 2 0 0
Kvera 2h R 5 1
j Schulte, rf 6 2 3 4
Phelan, 3b 4 2 3 1
Saier, lb 5 2 4 4
W. Miller, If 4 0 0 6
Bridwell, ss 4 1 3 2
Needham, c 5 1 2 6
Cheney, p 2 1 0 0
Humphries, p 1 0 0 1
Becker, If 6
Knabe, 2b 6
Ixbert, 3b 6
Paskert, cf 5
Cravath, rf 5
Luderus, lb 3
Doolan, ss 1
Marshall, p 0
Imlay, p 0
Howiey, c 4
Chalmers, p 0
Rixey, p 0
1R. Miller l
Brennan, p 0
Walsh, ss 3
Mayer, p o
13 20 27
R. H. PO.
2 2 0
0 0 1
0 0 0
0 0 0
0 0 5
0 0 0
Total 43 8 14 27 15 1
Batted for Rixey in the second,
t Batted for Doolan in the fourth.
JBatted for Marshall in the seventh.
Batted for Imlay in the eighth.
Chicago 2 4 3 1 1 1 0 1 ft ia
i Philadelphia ..03220001 0 8
Tw o-base hits Saier, Schulte. Three
base hit Bridwell. Home run Pas
kert. Struck out By Chalmers, (Need
bam); by Rixey (Miller); by Mar
shall (Humphries); by Cheney (Doo
lan); by Humphries (Magee, 3). Bases
on balls OS Chalmers, 3; off Bren-
nan, 1; off Cheney, 2; off Humphries,
3; off Mayer, 1. Double plays Knabe
to Doolan to Luderus; Brennan to
Doolan to Luderus; Knabe to' Walsh
to Luderus. Hits Off Chalmers. 3
in one and one-third innings; off Rix
ey, 3 in two-thirds of an inning; off
Brennan, 7 in two innings; off Cheney,
9 in three innings and none out in
fourth; off Humphries, 5 in six in
nings; off Marshall, 5 in three in
nings; off Iiulay, 2 in one inning; off
Mayer, 0 in one inning. Left on bases
Chicago, S; Philadelphia. 13. Time
2:25. Umpires Klem and Orth.
If BASEBALL II
W. L. Pet.
Philadelphia 64 27 .703
Cleveland 55 37 .598
Washington .-...52 39 .571
Chicago .-. 51 45 .531
Boston-. , 42 46 .477
Detroit 39 57 .406
St. Louis 38 59 .392
New York 28 59 .322
New York 61
St. Louis 35
W. I. Pet
.61 38 .616
.55 42 .567
.53 44 .546
.52 45 .536
.47 51 .480
.43 52 .453
.42 54 .437
.33 60 .355
BF.SII.TS TESTER DA A".
THREE EYE LEAGUE.
Davenport, 12-9; Quincy, 1-2.
Dubuque, 4; Peoria, 1. v
Springfield, 5; Danville, 8.
Bloomington, 10; Decatur. 2.
Chicago, 1; Washington, 7.
St. Louis. 1; Philadelphia, 8.
Cleveland, 5; Boston, 3.
Detroit-New. York, rain.
Philadelphia, 8; Chicago, 13.
New York, 2; Pittsburgh, 0.
Brooklyn, 7; St. Louis, 2.
Boston, 4; Cincinnati, 1.
Minneapolis, 3-2; Louisville, 0-0.
St. Paul, 2-2; Columbus, 18.
Other games postponed, rain.
Des Moines, 3; Sioux City, 1.
Omaha, 5; St. Joseph, 5 (14 innings,
Other games postponed, rain.
Chicago, 4; St. Louis, 6.
Indianapolis, 6; PitteCurgh, 4.
Grand Rapids, 4: Fort Wayne, 3.
Springfield, 2; Evansville, 1.
Terre Haute, 9; Dayton, 2 (6 in
Kewanee, 3; Waterloo, 5.
Burlington, 0-3; Ottusnva, 1-7.
Keokuk, 0; Muscatine, 6.
Monmouth-Cedar Rapids, no game.
Fond du Lac, 3; Oshkosh, 0 (6 in
nings). PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE.
San Francisco, 1; Los Angeles, 4.
Oakland, 0; Venice, 2.
Sacramento. 2; Portland. 5.
Mobile, 8; Nashville, 0 (7 innings,
Montgomery, 6; Birmingham, 0.
Memphis, 11; Atlanta, 2.
New Orleans-Chattanooga, rain.
Kankakee, 4: Lincoln, 3.
Champaign, 6; Streator, 2.
Pirates Get Pitcher Delhi.
Pittsburgh. Pa.. July 24. It was an
nounced at the office of the Pittsburgh
National league baseball dub yester
day that Pitcher L. W. Delhi Ijad been
bought from the Great Falls, Mont
club of the Union association. Delhi
was formerly with the Los Angele3
club of the Coast league .and with the
THIS BOY COVERS
g FEET AT STRIDE
When Hap Myers, recruit first base
man of the Boston Braves, is in full
stride stealing bases he covers nine
feet at a stride, something unusual
Myers is leading the National
jlengue base fctealers, despite a hatting:
j average of but .224, which means that
j he does not reach first as often as
jmen like Bob Bescher, Hans Lobcrt,
Doyle or Merkle of the Giants.
The average stride of a sprinter
is about six feet. Myers ir, a six-footer
and is said to have the longest
legs in the league.
Myers stole 115 bases ia the North
western league last year. No one
expectsfhim to duplicate this in the
National, but that long stride gets
him over considerable ground in a
A Cincinnati dopester figured that
the average base runner takes 13 steps
of seven feet in going from base to
base, while Myers takes but 10.
Myers is something of a baseball
curiosity and his work Is watched wi.-ii
interest by the fans. If the timo
comes that the big fellow climbs Into
the .300 class as a batter, he ia apt
to become a terror of the paths to
pitchers and catchers.
SCENE IN SIXTH
Bloomers Bunch Swats With
Passes, Scoring 10 Runs
in One Inning. '"
FLUKE SAVES A SHUTOUT
Scherer's Alleged Homer Gives De
catur Only Runs Other ....-
w Result. v
Bloomington, 111., July 24. Bloom
ington bunched hits with passes by
Dyer in the sixth, scoring 10 runs. He
was effective in the other innings.
Bluejacket was strong, a fluke homo
run by Scherer, which the Blooming
ton players asserted was a foul, scor
ing two men. Score:
R. H. PO. A. E.
12 10 0
113 0 0
2 0 4 2 0
2 2 12 0 0
1 3 0 2 0
I 1 2 0 1
10 0 10
II 2 0 0
.0 0 3 0 0
.0 0 0 5 0
.0 0 0 1 0
.10 10 10 1
R. H. PO. A. E.
. 0 1 4 2-1
.112 0 0
.0 0 2 0 0
. 0 0 8 00
. 0 0 .7 1 ft
.110 4 0
Jackson. If 1
Mack, cf 1
! Hartford, ss 2
Vinson, lb 2
Lister, 2b 1
Lucas, rf 1
Kelly, 3b 1
Erloff, c 1
Bluejacket, p 0
Hicksteln, p 0
McNeely, c .
Total 2 6 24 10 1
Bloomington ;. 00000 10 00 10
Decatur 0 0200 000 0 2
Two-base hits Vinson, Jackson.
Lynch. Home run Scherer. Struck
cut By Bluejacket, 2; by Hicksteln.
3; by Dyer, 7. Bases on balls OlT
Bluejacket, 2; off Hicksteln, 2; off
Dyer, 5. Hit by pitcher Hartford.
Stolen bases Lister, Biltz. Time
2:00. Umpire Sullivan.
DAN VII. I. E, 8; SENATORS, B.
Springfield, 111., July 24. Lelivelt
weakened in the final innings and Dan
ville won, 8 to 5. Score:
Springfield. R. H. PO. A. E.
Lofton, If 2 1 4 0 0
Fleming, cf 0 0 4 0 1
Wakefield, lb 1 3 11 0 0
Clayton, rf 0 0 0 0 2
Wheeler, 2b 0 0 4 6 l
Ludwig, c 0 1 3 2 0
Eaird, 3b 0 10 2 0
Burgwa'.d, ss 0 0 1 6 0
Lelivelt. p 2 1 0 0 0
DeLave, p 0 0 0 0 0
Total 5 7 27 16 5
Danville. R. H. PO. A. E.
Falk, ss 0 1
Vogel. 2b '. 1 1
Calhoun, rf 2 1
Wallace, cf 2 3
Staley, lb 1 1
White, 3b 1 1
Ohlin, If 0 0
Main, c 0 0
Quiesser, c 0 2
Chapman, p 1 2
3 0 1
3 0 0
4 0 0
0 0 0
0 2 1
Total 8 12 27 12 3
Springfield 1010 3 000 03
Danville 0002 0 013 2 S
Stolen bases Wakefield, Calhoun.
Two-base hits Wakefield, Falk, Whi'e,
Quiesser, Baird. Three-base hit
Calhoun. Home runs Wallace, Vogel.
Double play-Burgwald to Wheeler to
Wakefield. Hits Off Lelivelt, 5 in
eight innings; off DeLave, 7 in one in
ning. Struck out By Chapman. 3; by
Lelivelt, 4. Bases on balls Off Chap-
j man, 1; off Lelivelt, 2. Time 1:45.
Dl IM Ql E, I'EORI A, I.
Dubuque, Iowa, July 24. Gregg was
uperior in the box and Dubuque won
by right of hitting and support. Score:
Dubuque. R. H. PO. A. E.
Jude, If 0 1 1 0 0
Beatty, lb 0 22 8 0 C
R. Darringer, ss 0 0 2 31
H. Darringer, cf 1 2 0 0 0S
I Seibert, rf 0 0 1 0 0
Boucher, c 0 1 7 3 1
Erlewein, 2b 0 0 6 0 i
Isaacs, 3b . 2 2 2 1 r.
Gregg, p 1 1 o 7 i
Total '. 4 9 27 14 i
Peoria. R. 11. YO. A. E
Fountain, eg 1 o 1 4 t
Benson, lb' 0 1 5 0 1
Scanlon, lb 0 0 1 0 V
Regan, If 0 1 3 1 3
Flack, If ! 0 1 1 0 0
Desmond. 3b 0 0 1 2 0
Walllster, 2b 0 0 1 1 1
Yelle, c 0 1 7 3 1
Walsh ,cf 0 1 3 0
Pcndergast, p 0 0.1 0 0
Total 1 5 24 11 .4
Dubuque 0 00 1 1 020 1
Peoria 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 01 ;
Stolen bases H. Darringer (2). -Beatty,
Jude, Fountain, Flack, Regan.
Two-base hits Isaacs 12). Beatty, ;
Eenson. Home run H. Darringer.'
Double plays Fountain to Benson;
Boucher to Erlewein. Struck out By 1
Grecg, 5; by Pendergast. 6. Bases on
balls Off Gregg,-5; off Pendergast, 6.
Time-1:40. Umpires Knapp au l
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