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Nam md Vitwt £
Truth and Smttritj
Will Detroit Fans Patronize a
Losing Team? Is Question
Up for Settlement

Up to That Time Attendance
Always Keeps Up,
Lose or Win
Now that the time has come where
public Interest in a losing team drops
ifittlany each year, will the popu
: las ity of the Tigers, the desire to sec
! their stars, keep up the attendance
at Naviu field, despite that fact, so
I apparent now, that the Tiger* can
■ot expect to dravr by winning as
tltby did last year?
I The new park has drawn many ex
tras to Karin Field early this year,
go that the attendance at the begin
nitog of the season was fur ahead of
that of the beginning of last year.
{The average attendance, according
ta President Navin, up to the present
time compares favorably with that
oC last year, despite the fact that the
Jennings men have lost so annoy-
It 7 has been found that interest in
Kearns always remains at a high point
mfio July 4. Up to that time the sea
ton is always young and there is
t pfcnty of chance for even the cellar
ltes to recuperate and dig for the flag.
Bit after the Fourth, the leaders have
IH Mi determined upon and the race is
to tnem principally, while the rest
nf the teams must epend solely upon
tl e desire of the public to see base
ball to draw.
Magnates all over the middle west
have been kicking upon the light at
tendance this year, except Navin.
<>Nr at Chicago they have the only
tekm in the first division in the Am
twilcan league, but the Cubs are fur
nibbing so much excitement in their
i mce with the Giants that competi
tion is serious.
At Cleveland the attendance has
been poor as a result of the poor
work of Harry Davis' men and even
faithful St. Louis has been tiring
The process of gathering material
for anew Tiger team for 1913 con
tinues. The announcement has been
made that Charles Wheatley, of the
Springfield. Ohio, club and Boehler.
from the Newark club of the Ohio
State league, both pitchers, have been
purchased and that they are to re
port to the Tigers at the end of the
•eason. Both are big right-handers.
It is in accordance with President
i Katin's policy of combing the minor
• lsigns* that these men from the
! fetches are being sought. It is Im
| possible to get men from the Claes |
.A A league, purchase them outright
• and cover them up until the end of
f Ira season, as was the case before
this season.
flow the only thing a major league
cltb manager can do is to secure a
£C*ss AA player tentatively and take
[jchhaces that he won't be drafted. If
ihd la drafted, the club lucky enough
] to| get him in the big lottery is the
r*4» that has entire claim on him.
'There is, perhaps, no larger or bet
[tetr organised band of baseball scouts
out working for any club than that
j OK for Navln. Navln has made many
friendly affiliations also which are
offald to him in addition to his regu
: las staff.
ft Is announced that Bill Donovan
Will take a trip off into Canada look
’ lng at players instead of staying here
<o work against the Athletics. I
i The use the Tiger management is
I patting Bill to makes it look as if
k he were to be entitled scout hereaf
f tsf rather than pitcher.
K In view of the wise purchase of
Bnee by the Detroit manage
it is interesting to note this
i from Cleveland today:
he close of this season, Clark
part owner and manager of
r ashlngton American league
I club, will own a minor club
rhlch he may recruit young
Baseball laws prohibit
” so Griffith, his associates
►day say, will buy outright a
dub, preferably In the south."
very evident that Navln was
me year ahead of some of the
magnates in providing for a
iThe Tigers and the Athletics hook
Wi for four games here starting today,
wth teanm are in somewhat rocky
mhape, but if Tyrus Cobb will pull off
MBs Os those stunts against Mack's
Ifon here that he did In Philadelphia,
mm'li be willing to have the rest of
Up bunch near-invalids.
ptyandotte is aronsed to a pitch of
over their Border league
tram, as they already are talking of
tile post-season senes between the
mnners of the Michigan State league
aPd their team. Arrangements have
bien made with President Dickerson,
Mff the Michigan State league for this
aeries, the Border leaguers playing
the first games in the Michigan State
league town.
Mt. Clemens meets the Dottes at
Wyandotte today and Pontiac goes to
CHICAGO, July 27.—Four Btuts cars
■H oat Mercer today swelled the al-
BMkdy fat list of entries for the Elgin
■Mad races Aug SO and SI. F. E. Ed
rWards, chairman of the technics!
DIMUN of the American Automo
jbfle association obtained the Stuti:
Mars at Indianapolis. The Mercer was
f the fourth entry from that factory
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If a youngster wants to learn how
to bat, the first thing he ought to do
is to watch how the best batters
work. Study their style, watch how
they hold themselves, notice the way
they hold their batß and how they
swing them. There is a reason for
every movement thst a first-class bat
ter makes, and you will find out that
reason yourselves If you Imitate
them. *
A youngster should not try to use
a bat that is too heavy for him. Most
boys love to get hold of a bat that
has been used by some big player and
try and use It In spite of the fact that
it is far too heavy for their strength.
You should not use a bat that you
cannot handle with ease and com
pletely control.
Os course, the most important thing
in batting is your eye. Some eyes
seem to be naturally formed for the
judging of distance and speed, but
training will do a great deal. If it is
at all possible to get a good coach It
will help a lot, but a boy who works
hard will get there If he has it In
Aside from hitting, sliding is one
of the most important points of the
game. In this, as in batting, the
best way to learn is to watch fellows
do It who know how.
If you want to be a good ball play
er, remember to keep yourself in good
physical condition, as this is abso
lutely necessary, and clean living is
the only way to health.
F. C. lamu, of Jfew York, and W. T.
Hayes, of Chicago, play the final* In
the western tennis tourney at Lake
Forest today. The Detroit Tennis elu'u
hopes to get some of the entries In this
tournament for Its championship affair
of next week.
Standish Battles With Lee for
State Golf Championship Today
As predicted yesterday, J. D.
Standiah, Jr., was the man who
forged to the front in the champion
ship flight of the Michigan state
golf turney until he got into the
finals with Howard Lee, present title
holder. Both men are from the De
troit Country club.
The two men were scheduled to
start their Anal match this morning,
playing 18 holes In the forenoon and
18 in the afternoon.
Standlsh has been picked by many
w. LPct. W L.Pct.
Boston... 63 29 .616 Cleveland 48 47 .495
Waah'ton 66 36 .669 Detroit... 46 48.4*4
Athletics. 63 33.676 X. York.. 26 69.306
Chicago.. 47 42 .626 St. Louis. .26 62 295
Yesterday’* Results.
No games scheduled.
Today’s Gasses.
Athletics at Detroit.
Washington at Cleveland.
New York at Ht. Louis.
Boston at Chicago.
W. L Pct W. L.Pct.
N York.. 66 22 .747 Clncln'atl 44 46.499
Chicago.. 64 33.621 Bt. Louis. 39 52.421!
Ptttsb gh 60 35 538 Brooklyn 33 67 367
Phillies.. 42 41 .506 Boston.., 23 64 .264
Yesterday *■ It exults.
Brooklyn 9, Cincinnati 4.
Phillies 4. Pittsburgh 1.
Chicago 4, New York 3.
St. Louis vs. Boston, postponed.
Today’s Games.
Ht. Louis at Boston.
Chicago at New York.
Cincinnati at Brooklyn.
Pittsburgh at Philadelphia.
w. L.Pct. w. L.Pct
B. Creek 50 2* .641
Adrian... 43 33 .566 Flint.... 43 37 6.3 4
Jackson. 43 36 .641 Knzoo... 37 38 493
Lansing 8, Battle Creek 0
Kfclamnsoo 6. Flint 0.
Jackson 6, Adrian 3.
Today’s Games.
Br ttle Creek r.t Lansing.
Flint at Kalamazoo.
Adrian at Jackscn.
W. LPct. W L.Pct.
Mlnne'lis 67 36 .661 Ht. Paul. 46 69 463
I Cclumbus 66 31.611 Milw'kee 46 67.447
T’oledo.... 63 38 .624 Louisville 37 63 ,37i»
K. City... 61 61 .50? Indiana's 36 69.343
W. LPct. TV L Pet
Baltlm're 50 31> 56* J C r. City-47 47.600
Flt»chest r 63 42 .6Jf Provld’ee 41 61 46:
Toronto.. 61 41.664 Rualo... 49 49.419
Newark.. 48 48 627 Montreal 37 66 !3»8
Incandescent lamps, formed In the
shapes of letters and figures and
mounted on porcelain bases that can
be fastened together at almost anv
sngle. have been Invented by a Chi
cago man for signs, window displays
and otbr-r p irposci.
How do they do it? Where do the mighty batters get theti power to
drive the ball to the fence In the last half of the ninth, or crack out a
triple that scores two men and wins the game? Any boy would rather be
the champion batter of a big league than president. Ty Cobb, the greatest
ball player of all time, and Frank Baker, whose home runs won two
world’s series games for the Athletics last fall, tell the boys of The Times
all about batting, and this Is what they say:
experts to wrest the championship
honors from Lee and judging from
bis work of yesterday he will be able
to do this. He was in great form
yeaterduy and should give his beat In
his effort to gain the state crown.
Minor flights and conaolaHoa
flights are being played today while
the big match is going on. The
scores of golfers here from afl over
the state will leave for their hornet
this afternoon and evening.
Yesterday’s results wore as follows:
C’hamplwnxblp Fllsbt.
(St-ml- Finals.)
Jarms D. Standish. Jr., beat J. T.
Wylie, 6 up and 6.
Howard Lee beat Guy A. Miller, 2 up
and 1.
Ckamplonnhlp Fllicbt.
- (Second Round.)
Howard Lee bent D. F. Altl&nd, 5 up
and t.
(i. A. Miller beat Phil Stanton. 3 up
and 3.
J. D Standlsh. Jr., beat W. Carhartt.
2 up.
J. T. Wylie beat W. B. Lowe. 3 up
and 1.
Vbare Is Moeller. «be bsrd-bltflas oatSelder. Itelow, KM'*' Foster, third
iHWoaas, sad t»a «be rl«bt, "Chirk” Uaadtl, the aeaaallaaal irst B*M
aaa sad eteaa-np bitter.
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Hats are off to Bones Armstrong
“Y” Athlete, Who Copped the Cup
Hats are off today to ‘‘Bones" Arm
strong the "Y" and former Eastern
high athlete, for he has won the Cad
illaqua cup awarded the athlete mak
ing the greatest number of points at
the meeting at Belle isle yesterday.
Armstrong managed to annex 16
points while his most formidable
rival got 13.
Howard, of Croswell, the athlete
who made Bones hustle, Is one of the
two young fellows who aomprised the
Croswell high school track team at
the last M. A. C. meeting, and so
nearly won first honors.
That the winning of the athletic
events was no sinecure can be seen
from the time made In the track
events and the distances made In the
field events. The 100-yard dash, for
instance, was clocked by four timers
In 10 seconds flat.
The summaries:
HO yards. Juniors —First, Rosenfleld;
secord. Spertener; third. Ayers. Time,
12 3-6 setonds.
It is very hard for me to lay down
definite rules about how to learn to
bat. It seems to come naturally to
some fellows, while others try as hard
as they can and never seem to Im
I was a good batter as a kid, and
so was Cobb. At the same time, both
of us have improved a great deal
since we began to play big league
ball, and that shows practice means
a whole Ipt.
My advice to the boys who want
to be baseball players rs. to play.
Play whenever possible—every day.
The most Important «ning a batter
has to do is to train his eye to judge
distance and speed, and the only way
to do this is to practice.
Boys - Often think that if they had
this or that kind of a bat they could
do wonders. They ought to forget
all that sort of nonsense. A boy can
get Just as good practice with a
broom handle as with the most expen
sive bat ever made.
A Rood eye is not. the only thing a
boy needs. He should keep his body
in the best possible condition. In ad
dition to swinging at a ball, he
ought to do other things—swim, run,
try pitching and fielding. There have
been plenty of good pitchers who
would never have made good batters.
My best advice Is play often, live
clean, and if ability is there. It will
come out.
NEW YORK, July 27.—"Knockout*'
Brown, lust out of the hospital after
an automobile mishap, is looking for
a match with Ad Wolgast and Johnny
Coulon *
100 yardp, open—First, Howard,
Cri’iwell; . second. Huland, Indiana;
third; Chambers. Detroit "Y." Time, 10
100 yards, 115 pounds—First, An
dii©s; second, Swan; third, Oermain.
Tim*-, 11 2-5 seconds.
Mile —First, Second, I>etrolt “Y.”
second. Ros©n. M A. O.; third, Mer
cer, unattached. Time, 4 minutes. 54 4-5
12-p«>und shotput—First, (’avan, De
troit “Y; M Vinton, Detroit *'Ythird,
feet 2 Inches
High Jump—First, Brodt. Cornell;
second. Watkins. Detroit “Y;” third.
Stalker, Detroit “Y." Mei K ht. 5 feet 1)
440-yard d?^h —First, Howard, Cros
woll; second, Cullls, Yonkers “Y:"
third, Mullane, Holy Redeemer Greys
Time, 52 2-5 seconds.
80-yard dash—-First. Rosen. M. A.
C.; second. Howard. Croswell; third,
Otte. IT. of M. Time, 2 minutes 10 1-5
120 yards, high hurdles —First, Arm
strong. Detroit "Ysecond, Chambers,
Detroit "Y ;** third, Wyatt, unattach
440 yards, junior—First, Oermain;
second. Hutchinson; third, Swan. Time,
1 min. 2 4-6 seconds.
Pole vault —First, Armstrong. De
troit *'Ysecond; Clpttfleld, unattach
ed; third, Wilson, unattached. Height,
1C feet fi Inches.
220 yards, low hurdles —First, Arm
strong. Detroit , *Y; M second. Chambers,
Detroit "Y;" third, Wyatt, unattach
ed Time. 27 4-5 seconds.
Pro ad Jump—First. Brodt. Cornell;
second, Krause. Turners; third, Ca
van. Detroit "Y.” Distance. 21 feet 4
BUFFALO, N. Y, July 27.—En
tries for the National Open Golf
championship of the United Slates,
to be played on August 1-2, over the
'ourse of the Country club here, are
closed. One hundred and ten plny
srs entered in all, of which 95 are
professionals, 15 amateurs. The list
is the largest In the history of the
BRESLAU, Germany, July 2 7.
Frank Marshall, United States ehess
hamplon, held the lend today In the
international tourney after a draw
!n the seventh round with R. Telch
mann, winner of the Carlsbad prize.
Parras* L. second; Rubinstein, third
ind Lewltzky, fourth, is tiie standing
Dream was picked to win the yacht
race from this city to Bermuda which
began at the Royal Bermuda Yacht
club’s wharf today. The Dream, built
by Capt. Charles l>agen, recently won
the Atlantic City-Winter Quarter
Lightship race. Its competitors now
are the Kathemma and the laiego 11.
Tom Ukarkor nml wife have keen
bavin* marital troubles that threat
en* and to Invade the divorce courts but
they my that they are going to live
hsppily ever after now.
roirro«li get hi- spyglSM
focused right to see Wolgast ■ demand*
for a bout with Ritchie so Ad and his
wife are besting it out of the golden
west for their Cadillac farm. I
Increase in Interest in M. & M.
and C. of C. Antici
Never Before in Its Present Lo
cation Has Blue Ribbon Had
Such Good Attendance
Detroit wants the opening of the
Grand Circuit meeting next year.
The Detroit Driving club will no
doubt secure the dates desired when
the stewards of the Grand Circuit
meet in January. If the club doesn't
secure the opening, there may be a
meeting here the same time that the
big lino opens, in competition with it.
Tne opening of the big trotting
events of the year here with those
two classics, the C. of C. pacing stake
and the M. & M. trotting stake, for
the features of the week would make
the Blue Ribbon meet even greater
than it is now, though it is at present
recognized as the best of the year.
Starting the season here would
bring about greater interest than
ever in the two big stakes, the pieces
de resistance of the trotting track.
As it is now, many years both stakes
are practically decided before Detroit
is reached. A pre-opening meeting at
and the two regular meetings
at Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo give
the experts such a line on the dope
that invariably they have it all fig
ured out before Detroit is reached to
whom first money in the big events is
This year, for the first time in a
long while, the M. & M. was not de
cided before this city was entered by
the horsemen. But the reason for
that was that the stake wasn’t decid
ed. either, until five heats had been
run. It was moat anybody’s race, even
after it had been begun.
But this field was exceptional. Even
wMth the close competition, there
might have been more If Marie Me-
Kerron, the Detroit horse, hadn’t gone
lame, and If Joe Gahagan's Aller
worthy hadn’t gone bad some time
ago. The Gahagan entrant is all right
now and would have been in good
shape for the race, but it was too late
to complete the entry when that was
In the C. of C.. however, Joe Patch
en H., the McKenzie horse, had first
honors entirely at his mercy and
everybody knew’ It The race wasn’t
for first place; it was for second.
But with the big stakes, known all
over the horse world, being contested
for before a definite line had been ob
tained on the year’s performances of
the horses, there would be a much
greater Interest in the events, it is
Fred Postal, president of the Driv
ing club, in entertaining the newspa
per men who covered the week’s rac
ing at the Griswold last night, said
that never before since the track had
had Its present location was a week’s
Blue Ribbon racing such a success
from a boxofflee standpoint.
The crowds have averaged over 10.-
COO a day. The betting ring has been
kept busier than ever before and more
races were bet on heavily.
It is notable that fates and the
weather man were kind enough to
permit the meeting to be run off,
with each day’s entertainment start
ing on scheduled time and ending
without a solitary postponement.
Rain, however, at critical moments
down town has helped keep the
crowds away and made the track
heavy for some days.
The state fair officials are trying
to figure out whether Cadlllaqua help
ed or hindered the attendance. They
have about come the the conclusion
that it did neither. They figure that
their crowds came independent of the
It was the concensus of opinion of
the newspaper men gathered at the
Postal dinner that the Paris mutuel
system of betting with machines must
come to Detroit sooner or later.
Down In Cleveland this week at the
North Randall track. It is understood,
the system will be tried In competi
tion with the bookmakers, while at
I-exington later In the year It will be
used exctuairely.
Yesterday's racing was almost
featureless, except for the upsetting
of some of the favorites and the 25-
mtnute wait that Molly Darling forced
upon the crowd when ahe won the
second heat of the 2:09 pace, prevent
ing Babe from taking it in atralght
heats and finishing the week’s sport.
Billy Burke had things all hla own
In the main event of the day, the free
for all trot.
Announcsr Yates, tho rain with the
Edited by
megaphone voice and the jolly de
meanor, who did the speaking for the
Judges, got his start as a race track
official on a half-mile track in West
Virginia. He arrived at the town hav
ing the races without knowing a soul,
wended his way to the track and the
first field he had to get away had six
teen to start, nine of them greefi
Os course he got them away or he
wouldn’t be an official on a Grand
Circuit track now.
Mary Mannering, the actress, had
a box party in front of the press box
that created a great deal of amuse
ment. Their apparent ignorance of
the races was sublime. Members of
the party confessed that these were
the first races they had seen. But they
were keen on the betting and ar
ranged pools among themselves, sub
stituting blanks when there wasn’t a
horse apiece for each in the party.
The horses go from here to Cleve
land for the Grand Circuit there and
to Toledo for work on the half-mile
| Grand Circuit Results
At State Fair Grounds.
Zarrlne, b. m., by Silent Hrook-
Lady Brussells, by Wilton (Ma
. cey) ii i
John W. Davis, br. h. (McDon
ald) | 2 3
Victor Star, b. g. (Valentin*-), 5 6 2
Alta Cooast, b. tu. (In-nips**)’).. 3 4 5
Amy. b. m. (Cox) 8 3 1
Celestlne, b. m. (McMahon)... 7 5 1
Quern Lake. b. m. (Murphy)... 0 7 6
Mae Cassidy, b. m. (Shank).... 2 dr
Ar.nie Kohl, b. m. (Carpenter)., ds
Keusens, ch. g. (John Benyon). ds
Time—2:lo. 2:12%, 2:11%.
Billy Kuike. br. h., by Silent
Brook 1 Srystal's Last, by Ondule
• McDonald) 1 »
[Don Labor, b. g. (Hudson) 2 2
Grace, ch m. (McDvltt) 33
Bri.c-e Girdle, b. m. (McMahon).. 4 4
Gold Dollar, ch. g. (Macey) ds
Time —2:05V 2:06V
2:18 PACE. PURSE sl,uoo.
Clara Paul, b. m., by McAdams-
Itose Strathmore, by Strath
more (Pennock) 4 1 1 1
Our Colonel, b. h. (Jones) 10 2 5
Pat Hal. eh. g. (J. K Benyon). 32 3 4
The Assessor, b. g. (Geers).,.. 7 3 4 2
Rivard, ch. g. (Allen) 2 5 8 7
Cubanola H., ch. m. (Cunning
ham) 5 4 5 3
Myrtle Baron, b. in. (C0x).... 6 8 7 6
Michigan King. b. h. (Teach
out) 8 7 8 8
Time—2:llV 2:10V 2:10V 2:10%.
2:00 PACE. PURSE $1.00(1.
Babe. br. g.. by Atlantic King-
Gracetta, by Truman (Jand
«on) l 2 1
Molly Darling, b. m. (Dean).... 3 1 2
George Penn. b. g. (Valentine).. 2 7 4
Mark Knight, blk. m. (McMahon) 7 3 5
Early Thacker, b. g iGeers).. 6 6 3
Walter J.. b. g. (Parker) 4 4 6
Fannie Stanton, b. m. (Dodge).. 4 4 6
Forest Prince, b. g. (Cox) 5 St 8
Maud U.. h. m. (Shively) 3 8 9
local, b. g. (Ray) 810dr
Time—2:o6%, 2;06%, 2:05%.
There may be a fight for the
National pennant yet. Thoae who
saw the anap and class of the
Cubs yesterday believe McGraw
la yet in danger.
The defeat of the Giant* waa
a hard blow to New York fans,
for it was a fierce battle all the
way. A close decision at home,
which resulted In the benching of
Doyle and Meyers, nearly gave
the crowd heart failure.
If—if—if—the Cube should win
eleven straight and the Giants
should lose the same number in
succession, the percentage column
would show a tie for the rag.
The Phillies got eight hits from
O’Toole in seven Innings and
smashed out a victory.
The back-sliding Reds received
another shove when the Brooklyn
Buperbas skinned them 9 to 4, by
bunching hits and taking advant
age of openings.
There were only three major
league games yesterday, but to
day presents a full schedule.
michicagoT mkxurg
CHICAGO, July 27—The Mlchicago
with Ogden T. McClurg at the helm,
today holds a firmer place in the pre
liminaries to the International Cup
Races. Sailing against a puffy wind
of 12 to 16 miles an hour the craft
bested E. M. Mills’ yacht Mavourneen
for the second time in the three elim
ination races. The winner of the pre
liminary trials will meet the Canadian
Yacht Patricia.
Pnt-!n-Ba.T While Hope- Itend?.
Although any one "White Hope' may
not U© :«hie to lift the crown from the
riunky race, yet there la some consola
tion In the assertion* of acme sports
men that as a whole the colored fel
low* do not cope with their mor*
favored C*nc*»t»n ant agon Ist*. And
Just to prove that thl* Hi true. tha
"White Hopea’’ of the steamer "Put-tn-
Bay" will try their hand at walloping
the Inky contingency of that <
while they are laying over at the ••Bay"
next Sunday afternoon. The flve hours
which the steamer waits there before
returning to Detroit will allow them
plenty of time to administer a sound
drudging to the chocolate dropa. aaaert*
the leader of the W. H. baeebalf team.

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