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Vva 50CK ISLAXD ARGUS. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1913.
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Favors Compact Circuit, Drop
ping Danville, Quincy, De
catur and Springfield.
MILEAGE TOO HEAVY NOW
.Telegraph-Herald Suggests Rock
land, Rockford, Waterloo and
lished. Last Tear the averages were
published the first of every month, bat
because they were not out immediate-;
ly after the close of the season, there
was a big roar. This year the league
has not had one-halt the services it
was given for its money by John A.
Hall. The league has itself to blame.
As we understand it the statistician
gets the magnificent sum of 1150 for
the work of keeping about 200 records
a season. Each club has from 20 to
25 players on its roster during the
season and some players play four or
five different positions and for every
one a separate sheet has to be made
out. Besides this 400 averages have
to be figured out every time the aver
ages are issued. Considering the sal
ary paid, the league has received all
it was entitled to. However, why
should the league pay a princely sal
ary to the president and a niggardly
sum to the man who does the trying
work of getting out the records? The
job of keeping the records and get
ting them out once a month is worth
$100 a month if it Is worth a cent.
Prompl service would bring about
the sale of some players 'who are
overlooked because their averages are
not obtainable and the scouts may
have seen them Just when they hap
pened to have an off day. The direc
tors at their next meeting could spend
their time worse than in giving this
matter some consideration. Quincy
"BAT" NELSON TO
MEET AD W0LGAST
Two old veterans of the ring, both
Claiming that unless a more com
pact circuit is formed In the Three-I
league, that the organization will con
tinue to lone money, AI Thlmmesch,
portlng editor of the Dubuque Telegraph-Herald,
proclaims the fact that
four of the present dead weights be
eliminated, i. e., Springfield. Decatur,
Quincy and Danville. The argument
is advanced that the new towns pro
posed, Rockford, Rock Island. Water
loo and Cedar Rapids, are Just as good
is not better baseball towns than the
ones to be dropped. As to Cedar
Rapids, it is extremely doubtful if
that city would favor any move to
withdraw from the Central association,
where it has prospered exceedingly.
Rockford might listen to reason, as
there Is a move on foot to drop it from
the Wisconsin-Illinois league along
with Wausau, making the circuit a
fix-club one. Waterloo, after eettlne
the "hook" from the Tri-Orb gang,jformer lightweight champions, wnose
last Dattie at roini rucnmona, ai.,
made ring history that will go down
for ages, will probably come together
again in a Milwaukee arena. Battling
Nelson, styled the greatest of all as
slmllators of punishment and also a
punlsher of merit, has agreed to a
10-round bout with Ad Wolgast, his old
enemy, the bout to take place Oct.
13. The battle is up to the Cadillac
ex-title holder and his acceptance will
mean that Bat will get Into training
strides once more.
"Ad has called me a worthless box
er," said Bat, telling about the offer
Monday night, "and here is his chance
to prove it. If I am too old and too
far gone to fight Ad should not have
any trouble putting me away in one
round. He has repeatedly told his
friends as well as my boosters that I
am ready for the scrapheap. Proof is
conclusive. Here Is his opportunity to
sjiow that I am not his master, as I
have always contended that I am."
Connie Mack's Backstops Make a Fine Record
however, is not very keen about get
The Herald has the following to
"With Rockford in the league and
Springfield and Decatur out of it. the
Three-I league would no longer want
Danville and Quincy because of their
locations. They are too far away.
"Anyone who has been watching
the Three-I league during seasons
gone by knows that the league as it
is formed at present cannot be", a
financial success. The towns are So
Mattered, there is not sufficient inter
city rivalry in it and some of the
towns are none too good as baseball
towns anyway. Some have been in-1
and-outers in the league and several
that have remained In it have threat
r.ned season after season to drop out.
Until a more compact league is
formed with cities in it that are nat
ural rivals, the Three-I league will
continue on the ragged edge of a
"blow-up." Fans realize, therefore,
that it is about time for a reorganiza
tion. Territorial rights of the various
leagues are a hard difficulty to sur
mount, but If the baseball men of
the various cities will get together ii
it thought the difficulty could be sui
"Davenport, Rock Island. Rockford,
Peoria. Bloomington, Cedar Rapids,
Waterloo and Dubuque is a new
Three-I league that Is favored.
"A study of the map will show that
such a league would cover far less
territory than does the Three-I league
of today. Rockford is a better ball
town than Springfield. Rock Island
has shown itself to be far ahead of
Quincy as a baseball town and Water
loo is without a doubt as good or bet
ter than Danville. It is nearer to
the others anyway. A spirited riv
alry of the sort that makes minor
league baseball successful could be
worked up with such a league, with
the cities pairing as follows: Dubuque
and Rockford, Waterloo and Cedar
Rapids, Davenport and Rock Island,
Peoria and Bloomington."
Attendance figure in the Three
Eyes during the season Just closed
show a falling off from a year ago.
Davenport, as usual, leads with 50,485.
Peoria Is second with 46,450, Quincy
third with 45,370. Bloomington Is
fourth with 38,650, and Dubuque fifth
w ith 35,500. Danville ranks next with
34.400, then comes Decatur with 32,
000 and Springfield with 30,500.
" ii HL,
000 to do this, but It will be done
and the city will own tho park. Rock
Island has a very good ball park and
the action of the city mans that the
town will make a bid for a franchise at
the coming league meeting. Rock Is
land with Moline to draw from and
4he intense rivalry that exists between
that city and Davenport, should make
an ideal member of the league now
that the fans there have been without
baseball for two years Quincy Herald.
' NATIONAL LEAGUE.
New York 91 45
Philadelphia '....81 60
Chicago 78 60
Pittsburgh 73 65
Boston 53 75
Brooklyn 58 75
Cincinnati 60 S3
St Louis 4S 94
OPENS ITS SEASON
Newest Bowling1 Organization
Gets Away to Flying Start ,
COLTS AND BREWS IN LEAD!
Schwecke Distinguishes Himself With J
High Scores First Averages
W. L. Pet
Philadelphia 89 48 .650
Cleveland ..81 B9 .579
Washington 79 59 .572
Boston 71 64 .529
Chicago 72 69 .511
Detroit 60 73 .435
St Louis 52 90 .366
New York 49 86 .363
W. L. Pet
St Paul h 72
Kansas City 63
' . TWTN-CITY LEAGUE.
R. L Brews 3
L. Pet j
0 1.000 j
3 .000 '
3 .000 1
Left to right: Lapp, Thomas (top) and Schang.
Philadslphla, Sept. 17. If Connie; one game.
Mack's catchers throw to the bases as
well during the world'6 series as they
have during the present American
league pennant race, the Giants will
have a hard time negotiating steals.
In the first 131 games this season the
number of larcenies per game on
Lapp, Sohang and Thomas was 1.24.
Only 163 thefts were permitted.
Eighty-one bases were filched on
Schang has proved to be the Ath
letic catcher hardest to steal on, the
.average number of thefts charged
against him per game beins 0.93. The
other backstops haVe allowed more
than one larceny to the contest Thom
as' average tre'.ng 1.15 and Lapp's
Schang also leads the Mack catch
ing corps in thwarting steals. ' He
has nailed" 57 woWd-fie pilferers,' Lipp
WHERE ARE THOSE
The Three-Eye league season closed
right days ago and still there is no
s:gn cf the averages. During the en
tire reason, the Three-Eye league .has
had Just two sets of averages, giving
the tatting records of the players, but
not a single fielding average was pub-
Ritchie Meets Cross. '
San Francisco, Cal., Sept. 17.
Willie Ritchie, lightweight champion,
announced last night that he had been
engaged for a 10-round boxln? bout
with Leach Cross in New York.
Ritchie said the date had not been
fixed, but that he thought the fight
would take place early in October. He
will leave tomorrow for the east.
Jack Lapp in 68 games, 57 on Wallie 58 and Thomas 19." Lapp's seemingly
Schang in 61 games; 23 on Ira Thomas better record is due to the fact that
in 20 games. Only four times this sea-1 he has participated in wore games.
Bon have the opposition succeeded in I The greatest number of men thrown
getting more than four stolen bases in out in one game by an Athletic catch
er this year is four, Schang obtaining
a quartet of victims in the game with
Cleveland on June 16 while backstop
ping for Eddie Plank. In the double
header with Frank Chance's Yankees
on Aug. 30 Schang threw out six men
who tried to do the Raffles act, get
ting three athletes in the first contest
and three in the second.
Schang has caught Clyde Milan once
this season when the speedy Senator
tried to steal, while Lapp has nailed
Milan three times and Cobb twice.
Tyrus Raymond is not numbered
amcag Schang's victims, Wallie only
having been used occasionally in the
series with the Tigers.
SCHEDULE IS NOW
R, I, H. S. Has But Two Open
, Date3 Students Hope for
Game With Moline.
Players Succumbs to inluriei.
Winnebago, Minn., Sept 17. Clar
ence Stearns, formerly of the St. Paul
team of the Sheridan, Wyo., is dead
at his home here as a result of injur
ies which he received, say the physi
cians, while playing ball. Stearns
was struck on the head by a ball
twice this summer and the cause of
his death wals hemiirhage of the
Boston, Mass., --.ept. 17. Johnny
Kiibane of Cleveland, Ohio, feather
weight champion, won a decision over
Jimmy Walsh of Boston in a 12-round
bout at catch weights here last night.
Cadillac friends. At Saginaw last
week the nag took second plac-s In
the 2:30 trot Ad believes he can
drive the colt to victory. Wolgast is
spending his time on his father's farm
just outside this city. Some cf the
best live stock and the finest fruits
from the Wolgast farm am to be on
exhibition at the Northern District
fair this week.
Two more games have been added
to the Rock Island high school sched
ule, according to an announcement
made this morning by Manager Hill,
the latest dates arranged being Oct. 18,
at which time the TiDton. Iowa, hus
kies will migrate to Rock Island, and reimDursea ior any expense u naa gone
Vnvpmhor is. whpn th lneal cnuart i to in securing the player. Manager
CINCINNATI REDS BUY A
GOLD BRICK IN MORGAN
Cincinnati, Sept. 17. The national
commission yesterday set aside the
sale of Pitcher Cy Morgan of the Kan
sas City club to the Cincinnati club
and ordered that the latter club be
Carr of the Kansas City club and Mor
gan himself testified that his arm was
not in condition when ordered to re
port to Cincinnati.
The price agreed upon for Morgan
was 510,000, half of which has already
been paid. President August Herr
mann of the Cincinnati club as soon
as he heard of Morgan's alleged condi
tion held up the second payment and
brought the case to the attention of
the commission with a view of obtain
ing a refund of the money already
Defeats Ollie Bishop
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I periority over the St Louis lad, who
at a previous "go," gave Scheiberl the
hardest fight of his career. On that
' memorable occasion Bishop knocked
; Peanuts off his pins and won the cred
j it of being the only boy in the world
, to accomplish that little stunt Be-
fore the match the betting favored
Bishop, although three papers out of
' five picked the Rock Islander. Dur
j ing the early stages Peanuts was get
,ting the short end of the encounter.
will play Aledo at Aledo. This leaves
but two open dates, Nov. 1 and 22.
It is still believed that the breach
between the Moline and Rock Island
high schools will be healed and that
athletic relations will be resumed.
The affair of tw-o years ago has been
pretty well forgotten and it is be
lieved that the resumption of athletic
relations would be beneficial to both
institutions. The annual Moline-Rock
Island game has always been the prise
monv maker, and there Is no reasnn
whv th cor.tPKt should not h Ktaeed 6lven Ior luo Viiyci.
this year, according to the students of
both schools. Rock Island is willing
to advance half way, and the burden
now rests with the Plow City board
The schedule to date is as follows:
Sept 27 Alumni at Rock Island.
Oct 4 Iowa City at Rock Island.
Oct. 11 Clinton at Clinton.
Oct. 18 Tipton at Rock Island.
Oct 25 Princeton at Rock Island.
Nov. 1 Open.
Nov. 8 Rockford at Rock Island.
Nov. 16 Aledo at Aledo.
Nov. 22 Open.
Thanksgiving day Monmouth
SWATS ON BENZ
Sox Downed, 2-1 Butcher Boy
Holds Johnson Even in Duel
Washington, D. C, Sept. 17. Luck
less Joe Bene suffered another blow
from fickle fortune yesterday. Pitted
against the peerless Walter Johnson,
the Batesville butcher boy pitched a
beautiful game, but after six sensation
al innings the Senators evened up on
a run gathered by the Sox in the open
ing inning. Then a fluky Texas league
blow by a raw recruit drove in the
score in the ninth that decided the
brilliant tussle, 2 to 1.
Both hurlers were In remarkable
form. Six hits apiece were the re
sult of nine rounds of batting endeavor
by the respective contenders. AH the
home blows were delivered after two
men had been retired in the seventh.
Up to that time only one Senator
reached second base and this was be
cause oi tasteny s passed ball on a
Chicago. AB. R. H. PO. A.
W. L. Pet
Denver 94 54 .635
Des Moines S3 66 .557
Lincoln 80 71 .530
St Joseph 74 74 .500
Omaha 72 73 .480
Topeka 70 79 .470
Sioux City 65 84 .436
Wichita 59 91 .395
Chicago-New York, rain.
Cincinnati, 40; Philadelphia, 35.
St Louis-Brooklyn, rain.
. AMERICAN LEAGUE.
Washington, 2; Chicago, 1.
Philadelphia, 8; Cleveland, 7 (10
Boston,. 5; St Louis, 4.
New York, 3; Detroit, 4.
Minneapolis, 0; Columbus, 7.
Kansas City, 5 3; Toledo, 17 8.
St. Paul-Louisville, rain.
St Joseph, 2; Wichita, 4.
Sioux City-Lincoln, rain.
No other games scheduled.
Jersey City, 6 6; Baltimore, 7 8.
Montreal, 2; Buffalo, 3 (10 innings.
Toronto, 4; Rochester, 7 (11 in
nings). Newark, 1; Providence, 0.
PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE.
Los Angeles, 5; San Francisco, 4.
Oakland, 5; Sacramento, 6.
Portland, 5; Venice, 0.
Portland, 12; Seattle, 2.
Tacoma, 4 ; Victoria, 2.
Spokane, 3; Vaucouver 2.
The newly organized Twin-City .
Bowling league was formally launch-1
ed last night with much eclat There
was an absence of ceremonials and it '
was deemed unnecessary to charter a1
brass band for the occasion. The
Colts and Rock Island Brews, cap
tained by Klove and Hildebrandt re
spectively, got away to a running
start both aggregations sweeping the
entire series. The Colts and 2600
teams met at the Harms alleys, and
the season was formally declared open
when President "Honufi"' Clemann
shot the first ball down the alley.
Vice President Jensen "pulled . a
similar stunt at the Hastings alleys,
where the Brews and Hubers clashed.
Johnnie Schwecke proved the bright
and shining light of the league last
night. Schwecke did yeoman work for
the Brews, grabbing high single score
with 241 pins on his third game, and
high average for three games w 1th 543,
easily outdistancing all others. The
Brews also took high team average
for three games, with
W. .Orth 160
H. Klove 153
McGinnis ....... 132
709 648 2,130
709 634 1,929
Iowa City, Iowa, Sept. 17. Unable
to get any word from Kirk, the Mg
tackle who has been relied upin to
form one of the mainstays of the Iowa
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line mis season, luuai luuiuau au.uus- rjndie cf 4
ities are beginning to fear that he xhappell. If 4
Weaver, ss 4
Lord, 3b 4
Collins, rf 4
Chase, lb 4
Cincinnati, Ohio, Sept. 17. Estab
lishing a precedent, the board of
directors of the National learno last
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onmuy uaieu mm jui a nara rigm w night ordered the game played between
SpHa! to The Arjru.)
St Louis, Mo., Sept 17. "Peanuts"
Schieberl. the Rock Island boy, de
feated Ollle' Bishop here last night
in an eight round bout 'He entirely
redeemed himself and proved bis eu-
I the left eye In the first round, but that
I did not slow him up. The second
round gave Peanuts a chance sjxi he
; kept . In the lead through the bout,
' having his opponent In distress on two
occasions. In the fifth round the ref
eree saved Bishop from a clean knock
out The pair had closed in, but one
arm was free and there was absolute
ly no occasion for interference. Bish
op was groggy and hanging on. The
referee thought the boys w-ere clinched
and by stepping in prevented Peanuts
from landing the K. O. punci
It was announced from fee ringside
that "Peanuts" had declared himself
a featherweight because so many ban
tams were side stepping him. The
kid will in the future meet all comers
In the 122 pound divi&iob '
York and Philadelphia National league
clubs on Aug. 30, finished Oct. 2 with
the same men in the field and the
same status existing that existed on
the day Umpire Brennan awarded the
game to New York on the ground
that spectators were Interfering with
the batters. At the time tie game
was called there was a man oo base,
one man out and a ball cn the itauar
with the scoring standing 0 in
favor of Philadelphia.
Wolgast to Pilot Trotter.
Cadillac. Wis, Sept 17. The local
trotter Wolgast will be driven by Ad
Wolgast former lightweight cham-
will not be in the Hawkeye line-up Easterly, c
this ran. e nas noi Deen neara Berger 2b
from for over a month. Captain Mc-jBenz 'p
Ulnnls nas maae repeated enons xo
get in touch with Kirk, who was re
lied upon to do the punting for the
Hawkeyes this fall. It was reported
last spring that there was a possibil
ity Kirk might not return, but this
was not given much credence until
Clabby to Box Petroskey.
San Francisco, Cal., Sept 17.
Jimmy Clabby, the Milwaukee middle
weight, and Sailor Petroskey have
been matched for a 20-rounl fight
here on the night of Oct. 3. The men
will weigh in at 155 pounds at 5
Kaws Sell Twirler.
Kansas City. Mo., Sjpt 17. Wil
liam Riiey, pitcher for the 'ocal Amer
ican Association baseball rlub, was
sold to the Sioux City Wes era league
team last night the manager of the
local club announced.
More Work for Sinnett
Charley Fischman, manager of Nate
Kalb, wants to fnatch his fighter
vim Young binnett Aurora pro-
plon. In the 2:28 trot at the northern I moters probably will stage the mill
district fair races here on Thursday. las the semi-wlndup in the next 6how
The horse U owned by one of Ad's on Sect 25,
.33 1 626 12 0
Two out when winning run scored.
Washington. AB. R. H. PO. A. E.
Moeller, rf 4 0 0 1 0
Milan, cf ; 4 1 1 0-0
Foster, 3b 4 0 0 4 2
Gandll, lb 3 1 1 6 0
Morgan, 2b 3 0 1 1 1
Ainsmith, c 4 0 113 0
Spencer, If 4 0 2 2 0
McBride, ss 3 0 0 0 3
Johnson, p 3 0 0 0 2
KING COLE DON'T WANT TO
WORK FOR CHANCE AGAIN
St Paul, Sept 17. There is one
drafted American association star
whose heart is not filled with Joy, al
though he has been burning with ambi
tion to return to the big league. He
is King Cole of Columbus. Cole was
coaching at the third base station in
Minneapolis yesterday when Informed
that he had been awarded to the New
York American league team. As soon
as he beard the news, he dashed his
cap on the ground and displayed other
evidences of disgust
The reason is that Cole has bees
with Frank Chance before and does
not like him any too well. In the sum
mer of 1910, when Cole was having
his best year in the National league,
Cole was put out of a close game for
kicking and was fined $100 by the
peerless leader. , , .
Cole did not worry much about It
until the close of the season, when to
his astonishment the penalty was not
remitted. Ever since that time Cole
ha; had little personal regard for the
ROCK ISLAND BREWS.
G. Abrahamson . 147 124 121
Fred AbramsQn . 149
E. Bell 115
Totals 698 689 805 2,292
LIndenstruth ... 139 137 119 395
Grams 119 135 151 405
Scott 104 93 119 316
Long 147 133 120 400
Runk 152 177 138 467
Totals 59 675 647 2,081
Washington Reports opposing Im
provements were sent by the chief
of engineers to congress as the re
sult of the preliminary examination of
the mouth of the Sisklwlt river in
Wisconsin, 48 miles from Duluth, and
on Brule Harbor, Wis., at the mouth
of the Brule river, 25 miles from
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Total 32 2 6 27 8 2
Chicago 100000CO 01
Washington ....0 0000010 1 2
Two-base hits Chase, Gandil, Col
lins. Three-base hit Morgan. Struck
out By Johnson (Collins, Easterly,
2; Berger, 2; Lord, 2; Bodie, 2; Benx,
Chase); by Bena (Milan, Spencer,
Johnson, 2; Morgan, Ainsmith, Mc
Bride). Left on bases Chicago, 5;
Washington, 6. Passed bill Easterly.
Time 1:40. Umpires Dineen and
Cross and Rivers Sign.
Los Angeles, Cal., Sept. 17. It was
. announced yesterday that negotiations
I m a . i . .
iur iu-ruuua doui Deiween ueacn
Cross and Joe Rivers, lightweights,
at Vernon. Oct 7 or 14, had virtually
been concluded. Cross and Rivers
have twice battled to a draw. Thla
will be the first boxing contest at
Vernon since the Jess Willard-John
Young watch, which was followed by
the latter's death, the club having
canceled all scheduled matche at mat
Last week Rock Island voted to buy
the baseball nark. It will require $20,-
Cub Recruit Steals 100 Bases.
Los Angeles, CaL, Sept 17. Jimmy
Johnston, centerfielder for the San
Francisco team of the Pacific Coast
baseball league, whom the Cubs re
ceotly 'drafted, brought his season's
record for stolen bases up to 100 In
the seventh Inning of yesterday's
game between San Francisco and Los
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