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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. FRIDAY.. SEPTEMBER 26, 1913.
i K i
JAMES T. HAYES
IS WILLING TO
BE A CANDIDATE
Enters Race for Presidency of
Three-Eye League to Suc-
ceed Al Tearny.
IS CANDIDATE FOR
IS IDEAL MAN FOR PLACE
Pck Island Now Ready to Form Base
ball Association and Ask for '
BY PAUL BRUNER.
James T. Hf.es, secretary of the
Lavruport Baseball association and
fif ) the big niea of the Three-I
le:igue, yesterday announced his can
didacy for the presidency of the latter
organisation. Previously, various nev. s
pa;s about the league had mention
ed Hayes as the logical man to suc
ceed Al R. Tearnov, but there was
nothing definite as to whither or not
Mr. IlayeR would enter the race.
"I will not get out and make a fight
for the presidency, neither will I in
augurate any publicity campaign to
further my own interests." said the
Davenport secretary in conversation
wiih the writer jesterduy, "but I will
iy thift much, thai in the event of my
being offered the office. I will accept
It. 1 will furthermore say that Kock
Island's retum to the Three-I would
be exceedingly gratifying to m..s"!f
and tlio Davenport as.socia.tion ti.s
well." Aside from that. Mr. Hayes
rfuned to discuss l-p.g'ie affairs or
l KM. ()t AI.IMKII.
This announcement on tli part of
the Davenporter will undoubtedly be
received with approval throughout the
circuit, but more particularly in Hock
island. Mr. Hayes is u man whose
knowledge of baseball affairs is un
qiicstioifd. As a Irgis'ator lie is in the
topmost ranks. He was one of the
irik'inal organiars of the Three-l, lias
silwuvs been loyal to Its interests and
is a booster of the game His years
Df scrvii i; in Three. I circles have glv
?n him an excellent in-iglit as to its
shortcomings and its nods. The old
feWing'that a man connected with one
particular dub wiil not ruake.un im
partial., executive has died-down of
te ears. and rightly so. ; The in
egri'y of Mr. Hayes have never been
j James T. Hayes.
j .lames T. Haye3 cf Davenport
yesieraay announced his candi
. dacy for the presidency of lbs
i Three Eye league. With possibility
j ct his election, Ilock Island w ill take
i active s'ens to secure a franchise and
i get back into the game.
'questioned, and he can be depended
upon to administer the affairs of the
'league in a fair and impartial manner.
J niH sworiATio.
! With Hayes in the race for the prsi
; dency, Kock Island will likely now take
; active s-teps to return to the fold,
j Within a few days, it is expected that
i various business men will call, a me9t
jting, organise an association, elect
, officers, raise necessary funds and
! make arrangements to bond a repre
sentative to Chicago at the October
i meeting. The sentiment here is that
with Tearney again at the head of
the Three-I, Rock Island will make
no effort to secure organized ball in
1914. Willi the prospects of Hayes'
election, thi.i city will renew its ef
forts to secure baseball for the many
fans who supported the Island City
park proposition at the late election.
t i: n v i(o i im-:te t.
Willi "Jimmie" Boyle's withdrawal
from the rce and Al O'Hern's state
ment that he would not be a candidate
should Hayes be in line for the office,
but two men reroiin. Tiicy are Hayes
and Tearney. To a fair-minded,
thoughtful and intelligent follower of
Three-I league history there can be
no tangible comparison between them.
Club owners are fully aware of Hayes'
ability. They are also painfully
aware of Tearney's lack of ability.
Tc-arney's lack of business 'qualifica
tions, his lax manner of handling
league affairs, his extravagent admin
istration, his lack of interest and his
failure to enforce Three-I league reg
ulations are known to all. Various
club officials are fully conversant with
present conditions which are anything
B1U I.EAXiAGE. ,
Before Tearney" became executive,
there was usually a healthy sur
plus in the league treasury at
the fall meeting and each club
owner carried home with liim a snug
little sum, ofttimes as much as $300
to $3.-i0. Anything like that now?
Hardly. This season it was found
necessary to assess each club in the
league $125. making a total of $1,000
to meet current expenses and take
care of anient deficits. This in addi
tion to the regular 10 per cent "drag"
ifrom each club. Tearney has busi
ness interests which will not permit
of his devoting sufficient time 'to
Three-I affairs, and as a result there
has been a slip-shod, hap hazard ad
ministration. HAVES KRKE.
Compare this v.ith conditions which
; would undoubtedly prevail" 1 the event
! of Hayes' eketio'i. Mr. Hayes is a
i business man of recognised ability.
His election v ould insure a business
administration iot the Three-I. some-
I thing very badly needed right now.
j Mr. Hayes wouid be absolutely free to
devote his entire time to league af
fairs. There is every reason to be
lieve he would strictly enforce league
! regulations. This has not been done
i during the Tearney regime. The writ-
er feels safe in asserting that with
possibly one or two exceptions, every
club in the league exceeded the salary
limit during the past season, and the
average excess has been in the neigh
borhood of $300 per club. This alone
would involve some J1.S00. Hayes, it
j is confidently believed, w ould correct
: existing abuses and give an economi
But cf primary importance would be
i the removal of the league headquar
I ters from Chicago to a city in the cir
Icuit. The expense of maintaining a
Chicago olTice is enormous and entirely
unjustified. There can be no question
'but what the location of Three-I head
I quarters in Davenport w ould be of
jimmenr-! advantage. The president
I would thei be in close touch w ith af
j fairs and would be able to visit at
frequent intervals the various cities
on the circuit, a thing absolutely es
sential for intelligent government.
League meetings would be held in a
league city. Club 'owners would be
able to keep In touch with the presi
dent, the situation of headquarters
being such as to permit of personal
MANAGER MUGGSY McGRAW HAS HUSKY BUNCH OF INFIELDERS
T'tS- 'Wr ' if 4
i 11 3
TEAMS ARE READY
FOR THE KIGKQFF
Coach Corneal to Give New Men
Tryout in the High School
SQUAD IN GOOD CONDITION
Left to right: Merkle. Fletcher. Doyls, Herzog and Shafer.
Here are the regular infielders of the New York Giants, pennant winners in the National leatre.
cept Herzog will prooably participate in the world series. They have excellent fielding records and
averages ranging from .275 to 294. - . .
conferences without inconvenience. At
present a mogul has about as much
chance of locating Al Tearney in Chi
cago as the average reporter has of
accumulating a million dollars.
I P TO I.RACIT.
If Hayes is elected president of the
Three-I league, Rock Island may be
considered as a candidate for admis
sion. With a municipal ball plant sec
ond to none on the circuit, recognised
attendance record and sufficient cap
ital to back a baseball association,
Rock Island, it is believed, would be
an asset to the Three-I league. If the
remainder of the clubs favor its re
turn, they will oust Al Tearney.
STOP TO PIRATES
Holds Them to Six Swats, Win
ning 7-1 Home Citizens
Give Him Shotgun.
Facts About World's Series
Old Timers Will Present Formidable
Lineup Final Workou
Local football fans will be afforded
their first opportunity to see the 1913
high school squad in action tomor
row afternoon, when the boys will
clash with the alumni at Island City
park. Although the alumni will be
represented by the strongest aggrega
tion in recent years, the students hope
that the score will be a low one.
Coach Corneal expects to try out his
new men tomorrow and the showing
made by them will probably be a large
factor in determining the personnel of
CORXE'AL IX STATEMENT.
In speaking of the prospects this
morning the coach said: "Of course
we are out to win, but that is not our
primary aim. I want to send in the
new men and watch them in action.
ward his campaign for reelection to
the presidency of the Tri-Optic beat
has been made in his ready rescue I Several of the regulars will not even
offer to help Springfield during their
times of financial distress. From a
political viewpoint it is hard to re
frain from admiring the man and it's
big odds that he already has the Sen
ator's vote secure in his bi? iron vault
in Chicago. Fred Young in Bloom
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Oct. 7 Athletics at Polo grounds.
Oct 8 Giants at Shibe park. "'
Oct. 9 Athletics at' Polo' grounds.
Oct. 10 Giants at Shibe park.
Oct. 11 Athletics at Polo grounds.
Oct. 13 Giants at Shibe park.
Oct. 14 Athletics at Polo grounds.
Burns Hersog Merkle
Cooper Hartley Robinson
Crandall Marquard Shafer
Doyle Wiltse Snodgrass
Demaree Mathewson Thorpe
Fletcher Murray Tesreau
Fromme Meyers Wilson
Grant McLean Schupp
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Bender Mclnnis Strunk
Plank Collins E. Murphy
Coombs Barry D. Murphy
HOuck Baker Walsh
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Pittsburgh, Ta.. Sept. 26. Inspired
by the presence of n hundred home
folks, Bert Humphries, the side-arm
wizard, stood Clarke's Pirates on their
several and respective heads yester
day, while the Cubs scored an easy
winner, 7 to 1. The big boy from
California, Pa., was pitching to please
his constituents, who turned out from
the home burg and a place entitled
Charleroi, bringing with them tokens
of esteem in the form of a valuable
shotgun, two of the best hunting dogs
in the state and a nifty diamond scarf
pin. No wonder Bert pitched his
This being home-comers' week, a
part of the celebration in honor of
the 125th anniversary of the found
ing of Allegheny county, Bert's root
ers were determined to treat him roy
ally. Once before, when their fellow
townsman was in town with Phila
delphia, these same good peopte
planned a big time to be staged at
Forbes field, but the day before the
fun was to come off "Red" Dooin up
and swapped Humphries to the lowly
Xo such tough luck yesterday for
the Cub star, who won the good will
of the visiting delegation several years
ago as a toiler in the coal mines
around California, Pa. Six hits, two
lot them mixed, were an t;ert anoweu
the enemy, while the Cubs slammed
McQuillan to sleep in three innings, j Scrubs Hold Varsity to Seven
getting an even half-dozen. Cooper . . '
4 oiuts uapiain norgren 13
Star in Clash.
Odds on World's and City
7 to 5 Athletics and Sox win.
Even money Giants, Athletics,
Sox or Cubs win.
2 to 1 Bender does not win one
4 to 1 Bender does not win two
7 to 5 Mathewson does not win
3 to 1 Mathewson does not win
2 to 1 Walsh does not win one
Even money Walsh does not win
first game he starts.
25 to 1 series goes over four
2 to 1 series goes not go seven
100 to 1 Giants do not win four
100 to 1 Athletics do not win
don their suits. Glass, Chalk, Andrews
and Philbrook of the veterans, will
play at least a part of the game. Luby,
a green man, will get a try-out at
quarterback position. He is showing
up well in practice. In fact there
are some 23 or 24 men that I expect
to play tomorrow. All of the squad
are in pretty good condition, but the
men are still a trifle sore and stiff
from first scrimmages. I believe I
have the material for a winning eleven,
and with proper training -and season ing
they should make a showing of
which Rock Island fans will not be
LIST OF KMGIBI.E9.
The alumni aggregation will hold its
final practice in the high school gym
nasium tonight. The old timers are
predicting an easy victory with a lop
" The list of men eligible to play for
the high school was today made public
by Coach Corneal. Same is appended
herewith: Kane, Hippler, Andrews,
Chalk. Roy and Gale Philbrook, Clark,
Bleuer, Hinckly, Glass, Dahlen, Luby,
Reeves, Whisler, Friestat. Gaetjer,
Ackly, Crisw ell, Cain, Stoddard, Henry
MAROONS IN FIRST
ATTLE OF SEASON
(T BASEBALL j)
W. L. Pet
New York 95 46 .674
Philadelphia S4 55 .604
Chicago S4 63 .571
Pittsburgh 76 69 .524
Boston 63 SO .441
Brooklyn 62 80 .437
Cincinnati 63 85 .426
St. Louis 49 9S .333
land Cadet Duffy finished, six more
Rni fnr four, blows being struck. Manager Evers
SPEED BOATS TO COMPETE
IN KANSAS CITY REGATTA
Kansas City, Sept. 26 Three of the I
speediest motor boats in the world
will compete here today and Saturday
in the regatta of the Kansas City
Yacht club, on the Missouri river.
They are the Oregon Kid, owned by
S. F. Brock, Portland, Ore.; the Tan
go, W. 1. warren, t nicago, and the
Baby Reliance, John Beebe, Algonac, !
Mich. Besides these, 40 local motor j
boats and other river craft will take !
part in the regatta. Prizes aggregat
ing $2,000 will be'distributed.
penoral i v as perieci wnii two uuuuies, iwo
j singles and throe runs. .
j5; The home town delegation saw Jjert
$3; ! at nis nest ana lor nve innings ne neia
tne buccaneers runiess, granting three
scattered singles. Score:
Chicago. AB. R. II. PO. A. E.
Leach, cf 5 1 1 2 0 0
Evers, 2b 4 3 4
Williams, If 4
Devlin to Manage Oakland.
San Francisco, Cal., Sept. 26.
Arthur Devlin, former star first bases
man of the New York Giants and the
Boston Braves, will manage the Oak
land club next season. This news Cooper,
was brought here yesterday afternoon iHyatt
Bridwell, ss . .
Carey, If ...
Doiau. 3b . . .
Wagner, ss . .
Wilson, rf : . .
Mitchell, cf ..
McQuillan, p .
.30 7 12 27 12 2
AB. R. H. Po7a"e.
by Frank W. Leavitt, president of the
Oakland club, who has been hustling
in the east for the last month for
a new manager and player to help his
sliding Oaks along. He signed up
Chicago, Sej.t. ?6-Ueal football re
placed informal scrimmaging at the Ma
rccn headquarrrrs. with Captain Nor
t;ren tf the Midway championship
contenders as the hero of the occa
sion. "N'orgy" chalked up a victory
for his Bide in the 15-minute game
staged by Professor Stagg, scoring all
of the seven pcints on a touchdown
Philadelphia 95 50
Cleveland 83 62
Washington 83 63
Boston 74 67
i Chicago 74 72
(Detroit 62 84
1st. Louis 55 E2
New York 53 83
The veteran halfb u k no; onlv earn-' St. Paul
ed al"; the nolnts in tight, but did the; Toledo
greater part of the round gaining ; Indianapolis
for his squad. Coach Stagg lei. theiKanBa8 t'lty
.u.unajiica i.'iuuiu? in a regular game
when he had assured himself :hat
they were tough enough to stand bat
tering, and the results confirmed his ! Denver
judgment. The Maroon hospital j r)es Moines
yawned in vain for victims.
The winning back field war compos
ed of Captain Norgren snd "Dolly"
Gray at the halve. Moul on at fullback
and Johnny Breathed at quarter.
Breathed sgftin shewed that he is var
sity timber by breaking awny from two
quarterback runs of retp? ctal;'" length
W. U Pet.
.97 64 .602
.94 68 .584
.90 72 .556
.90 70 .563
.74 86 .462
.68 95 .414
.66 95 .411
.67 96 .400
W. "L. Pet.
..99 57 .635
89 67 .571
Lincoln 82 77 .516
St. Joseph 80 76 .513
Omj.ha 75 82 .478
Topeka 71 84 .45g
Sioux City 69 89 .437
Wichita 62 95 .395
1 iiu i aiui'ji ::;& auuu w:tll 2Uoa ueuu-
0 i work.
The victorious line included Whiting
' j at cecter, Redmon and Harris at the
6 2i 20 0,-uar(is sj,ui: ami sparks at the ;ac-
Batted for McQuillan in the third, i Mea and Baumgartncr and Vruwink
Batted for Cooper in the seventh. !: t 'h on.ic
the former New York and Boston star f.v,, t 1 t n n r. r. o ! -iv,," u'.-n w .v.-
. " . Pittsburgh 0 0000100 0 1 ! -Jefcared side. He was aided in the'
Oct 15 6 M Two-base Uts-Ever. 2; Wagner. ! ' k Held by Foote and Kennedy ati
three base lilt haicr. .MriKK out ! nmves ana rierce at iullDacK. Tfce
By Humphries Dolan. Mersor. Coop-! -rK re had the worst of the break of
er.'Millen; by McQuillan (Williams) ; i luck, and their woes were increased
by Cooper (Williams, Good!; by. Djf-! by -he tendency of al; '.he backs, to
Ify (Humphries, Leachl. Ba-,en on i m'rde at important stases. The
oil Coop.T, . faili.-s to bold the bal! resulted In a
to be dying at the home of his father T" "miT . v . ' n ,IXm tile c'?act1' who
Oliver T. Weidman! The bov . r, ; ?. U?j ,0 iox t0 i!i'leM the fumbling hoodoo
ing football vesterdav. Whu- ri-nVnn, i H.,ut,n cyu,ua"' . a tn In-1 beared awav from his grounds before
Collision Fractures Spine.
Minneapolis. Minn., Sept 26. With 1
his spinal column fractured in foot-
Kall nnitli.n lllan ; i ' . ; . 1 , - i
i .., ,JH, tJ piij aivutus
"""8 nines: off CooDer. 2 in (nnr Inr.ii.-
with the ball he collided with a play- :t7ntntanZ 'Zfc
mate and was thrown heavily to the t K.jih,H,ir1 oi.l.u..
. . v " s Loni 1. 1 inn nuuie. : t; , . -,
but the seriousness of the accident was msi
cot realised until yesterday. He Is I
he first game the last of next week.
not expected to live the day out. Weid-
man is IS . ears old.
Here's Right Idea.
Detroit, Mich., Sept. 26. Pitchers
an,j ; iorenzen ana Maraing of . the Ietroit
; American league baseball club have
' been - released to Chattanooga; Mana-
...B... iUsa. ijer .muuiKKS d
Xaxaej' fciliUcai movo ta-'more e-rerieace.
ger ' Jennings dee'ded they needed
HHS I 1.1 S V KVI'KH HAY.
Pittsburgh, i; Chicago, 7. -
Plulauelphia, 3-7; Boston,
lirooklyn, 2; New York, 8.
New York, 2; Washington, 5.
Bofcton, 5; Philadelphia, 4.
Indianapolis, l; Milwaukee, 2.
Toledo, 5; Minneapolis, 4.
Columbus, 5 -4; Kansas City, 3
Louisville, 15; St. Paui, 6.
Sioux City, 20; Lincoln. 12.
Omaha. 1; Denver, 4 (16 innings).
Other games, rain.
PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE.
Ixis Angeles, 7; Sacramento, 0.
Portland, 4; San Francisco,. 2.
Oakland, 5; Venice, 4. .
Seattle, 11; Tacoma, 2.
Spokane. 1; Portland, 0 (11 innings).
Vancouver, 7; Victoria, 1. '
AAiii wai Snorts 2H Pafl8 20