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George Stallings Tells How Two Trades
in Midseason Did Much to Lift Boston Braves Out of Cellar Into Pennant Race _ a*?aw-L?-?- i ?Gather and Whitted En? abled Manager to Try His Outfield Shift. DEAL, DISABLED, HAD TO TAKE A REST ??fed" Smith Learns Something About the Uses and Meaning of Morning Practice. ?ah ?a tk* fi?rta ?t th. ??I? ?f-rl?l at arllrlai aarttt.? te? G*?'?* St?IH?t? ?? I"? ?ub|.ct ?I um ?? ? k??"??11 tram. ??4 tki t?m?ui "Blra- i ?a? tfaa ?' h?????? <??*?? ?*?? ?????? In!? kit full ! Sa.,?'? aal t?n? .??"ir? ??** k? taak kale at a *EaattH ???? "* ??t*l>ln? M? ta?erl?a at baaaliall m\Z..fm ?' ft*' tut D.?t?. Brav.? t?. ??rl|-, SuaTiaat ? I*' **?rt ?i?c? ?f t?. ????en? B, CKOKi.K T. STALI.INliS. Manager of the Boston Braves. In the articles that I have been a-fiting so far 1 have been dwelling rf-e?tly or, the dark s-.de o? the situation I | faced alien I took charge of the Bos- j tea team, a tail-ender. From this point ill ave more to say about the ; ??J-zer lining to the cloud. However, last aeasoa did not open ' ?try bright!) for the Braves. As 1 said; Jthr article last week, we did not pa-1 jgrie this tough luck to the nublic or _ tri? ; i '? to Ever? cci'd no* do Hnl mtil June, because he ?jaj,* g ned bark, and "Rabbit" H,-?' - llitia. '' was not j^g hi Peal developed a bad case #f "o-, i . horse." and noti.ing will etrf tj of a ball player ex Wp* xt igb rest. 1 could not rest ?,,?. re was no one else for I*?/? , nd he played along gamely, practical n one leg. Tht ti bung in last place, and the j aewspapet.s began to "kid" us. and our aBBBOrter? ?ere inclined to desert. Be-; _H|B the team being torn to pieces with iajurii - ! ficknes?, the pitchers were M-tv i account of the cold. Krweethei and my outfield was not kitting ked like a bad ball club ?hiring first two months and a half, and cvir Mr. C.affney was a little ajjsceu :ies. although he was, ei it the ground? every day that wa ?I,,.. rooting like a mad ?hug'' "? weeks of the season were som? tl e toughest times that i have ever put in with a ball team, and aften I had to ?et my teeth to keep off. th? g ' ?in June Ever? began to get ta - into condition with the warmer weather, and the pitelMHl started to aho? -aere, SB that ? **'?*?* encouraged, d?: r-v worried me. I k?ew if I had some hitting outfielders ?... co climb, tiut where to f* n mid-season is ? ; ; ..nager. On | l tr ? ? May I met a frier.ii of mine -. b| the way. arara not so numerous in those I Say* BS they have betn since the! w - : iea. "W it'g the : atter w Ih ?oui club, mart hi as? d me. "It would be all right if we had some kin ? r* m the outrieid," I answered "The re I of the boys are coming ? aJon: . , He did lot believe a ? and just BE'.ii 1, because he thought I was pull tad alibi I told the same thing to Mr. Cuffney. | "Well, ! wiah we could get teat hit* i- replied. It Has Bedtime Idea Then the idea came to me in bed ist before I fe'l asleep, and I get up and wrote it down on paper ti> be rar? * kaes it by morning. That Is an old habit of mine to write down Ucia which tome to me la the night, j ?irice I have found that in years past i P 1 did *.rr take this precaution they j bad evaporated by the next day. Some ai my bfs? ? ?ans hit me at night after I an in bed. The scheine which I had was really o rgment of a practice that Ban*. had carried on in a fBiultory sort of i-av for several sea? sons. In the past leaders had selected Spinel ter ai cording to the style of Bitching. 1 hey would send a right Bander up to bat against a southpaw ar rever* ? Working on this notion, th? idea truck me that I would shift aiy -rhol. o ittii Id, according to whether a right hander or left hander was Working against us. But I did not heve fu:r lent material at the time to try ii, to 1 decided to pick it up quietly. The scheme was intended tc aupplv the ???sing batting punch in the i utneld. Devore has always been a lucky Player for me. I developed hi in in Newark before he went to the Giant?, and the team had luck all the time he Wa? along. I made a deal for him to ??trie to Boston. Connolly was a left handed l,i*'er who could .-Cng- the ?ever off the ball against right-nand ?rs, but who had not hit much again*-t ?*?-??-? I I had another t-of-d left ***-n'' ' ? -? r m him. It was this weak;,? bis against '-wthpaws, Bewtvc iat ?lade me beli< e in the Idea. Mc was the one man or. .ny club who bh'-??,, over three hundred last ????on, ai.d I believe my shift which, thron?*', mo.it of the season, brought km into the game strictly again it ?"??"h1. ha? ?ii responsible for this t?od record. Let i;* rr ?hat were going to be u* ?o ? ??,ti, t0 tru, t.jub aM,|r tram ?he mere added batting strength which, Sf cou-.f., was the principal factor in **???'??: me to adopt the ?ourse. When '?eft-hat ?d pitcher goes into a game right-hander after right <u '?*'' come up against him, it begins ?????.ar on bis nervr^. especially if it ?a tight bn'tic. It means that he il ?et fa- iig any "?pot?." in the batting 2zr' ***1 are all tough to "-.it ?"">?' Tin strain will usually tell, ? ? believe that this weakening of ?Bjeral southpaw pitchers won many V*'r us at first. As a rule, left E*T?' are not the most re? tte*.. ena in th<, ^-orid, an\wa\. ??"? i figured thi? ?diift would begin to ZT\\ them from the start so they ?V'V',oun( UH ?*rou'-d the circuit as ? sard bunch to beat with a southpaw ?"?uni- against us. It worked out this sj flan Caaaea Many Sallies. *?-*t of the other managers did not 3"" of ,n-v ^ heme of shifting men, S-? *04rn*> of 'be newspapers began to ?? the riub by s,yini! nobodv cou)d r,?ln* 'he regular line-up from day *"*K' t> d on<' ?rit?***: iaai B<i?'on <lub is? not a team, but ?"' a toller-tion of players. Nobody hTv'r. y?u frorn day,o day w*-o win ?*"? ?*. nt-re. ethri1 LhaV* * not,on thai ??me of the the ?w?"**"" W1" pl*>' -?ention to th i , y t ***} * '?'t-handei*, one of sad r??i7a? march,nK ?P to the plate tb? Z *?m ?,om ,he n?ht sid? ?? S h,?,?.rl ,? ?Srf ?f t,ll> ??nagera B.-l'A li?,,i Geor?? Stalling? was Kr,n bu^'t^";for \c '? *K00d "-'?-y ?***???r, but the raw climate of Wo8toa E ?-? ?i ."*"*"'- i ~ "" ???"'??????aaa????! .-???? -, ???a? ? '^?t**^^'' *^vw*>,**"*?5?!?2AieAt?sa*?U^^^ J. CARLISLE ('?RED") SMITH. Vv ho helped Boston Braves win National League pennant. did not do his arm any good, since a is getting into the "old soupbone." Ti weather just settled in it last snrin Therefore 1 tixed up a trade with Mill Hoggins, of St. Louis, which broup Wh-.tted and Cather to Boston ai whi"h sent Perdue to St. Louis. Let r state baldly right here and without hi reservations that I never regretted tl trade. Perdue pitched good ball with tl Cardinals, and I am glad of it. Tl weather suited his arm better in !? Louis than it did in Boston, and he g a good year. I had a. talk with Penh on the last trip the St. Louis club mai Last, and he was feeling pretty BOl about being out of the world's serii cut, as it looked sure then that v would be the next champions of the N; tional League, but he "kidded"' aboi his misfortune, as he does about ever; thing. "I'm glad I've still got my horn George," he declared. "That is nom thing to be thankful for, anyway. Y? must have known you were going to g into that big series when you ea.?ed s off the club. I always cut into tl touph luck for mi' share." "Hub" Is Hero Here. While wc are discussing "Hub" want to relate a little story of whic the big pitcher was the hero. I hav a regular system of working pitchei that I always stick to. I pick two pitcl ers for every game, and call them N< 1 and No. 2. One day early last seaso 1 picked Jame? for the first pitchc and Perdue for the second. As soon s the contest starts No. 2 pitcher is sui posed to hike out to the warm-up pe and take just entugh to be ready t go into the box in case the man worl ing cracks. In this way I am not caugh without a warm pitcher, and many ball game is saved. Uf purpose is e> pressed in our club slogan - "Alway get the percentage." "You're.No. 1 pitcher to-day. Bill," said to James, "and 'Hub,' vou're N< 2 " We were playing on the road, and s< being the visitors, we went to the ba first We tore in and made four or fiv runs in the first inning, which was a unusual thing for the team in thos days. James went to work and fro away bad. He could not throw a bal near enough to the plate for the batte to reach it with a pole, and they tille up the bases on him. I was gettin pretty anxious when I happened to loo around and saw "Hub" comfortabl souched down on the other end of th bench. My temper cracked under th 1 strain. "Why. you big, lumbering, laz; dub," I said, arid then I went on fron there and called him a lot of names ! "Didn't you hear me tell you that ym ??t>e No. 2 pitcher to-day? Do yoi thi.ik that assignment entitles you ti | a ringside seat here on the bench (Jet out there and warm up or get ou ; of the park and never come back." The lacing I gave "Hub'* was ? i pretty strong one even for me, and i ; curled him up like shH on a snail , James steadied up rieht afterward and Perdue did not need to piteh. Tin ? incident ?-lipped out of mind unti after the game, when 1 found "Hub' sitting in the clubhouse looking verj M re. "What's the matter, 'Hub'?" 1 askc. I im. 'I was just trying to make un in\ , mi-id whether to try to lick you foi rhat you said this afternoon and tin t | blow the club or whether to take it ' I can't afford to blow the club, 1 guess." I,ame Talk Doesn't Co. "Listen, 'Hub'!" I told him. "Hi: ought to have seen enough of me bj this time to know that what I say in the heat of a game don't go. Now forget it. I didn't mean anything ex | c-pt I wanted to impress on you that i when I tell you that you are No. 1 I pitcher, you are to? be in shape tu ? step into that box at a second's no ! tice. Many a ball game has been lost because the manager was caught with all his pitchers cold." Until June 1 there was nothing to ! do but grit our teeth and wait. The j return of the club to condition came I all at once in the latter of June ! and the te.m began to improve and play real good ball from that date. | The players held up their heads and j the pitchers got right. From July 6, ] when we started our big spurt which I took us to the world's championship and which made all .h baseball world ! gasp, the club improved eveiy dayth.it ! the players put on their uniforms. The 1 Even deal was the big thing for the club. He helped the team \ery mate ! r.ally all th~ way. As we continued to win the players gained confidence, and ' the tlnb went ahead day after day. Deal was still playing on one let;, ho ever, on account o? lua "charity I I Why Stallings Shifts Outfield Georg? Stalling? I? cantinead that much *f tl r ?utceit al th* Brate? ?.?? due t? th? dtablr ciitfirld sjsgSjs*. Th? |d?a *f uilng a right handed *r a left-handed tria at batter? a, fr.g pitching ?Ituatltn -night require came t* Stall Ingi ??'ly In the ?ear. At thst tints he did net hate lutfleldm ?naugh ?f both partuatlem t? put the scheme Inte practice. Later, by trading Perdue. I.e lecttred C?ther and Whlrtad. two right-handed hitter?, and ?ta? able t? put the ?hilt In operatlen. "Mott ot the ether manager, did n?t appr??. at my -.chene ?( ?hitting men. and ?*m* ?( th? newapapert began t? 'kid' the Hub by aaylng nobody csuld determine th* tegular line-up lr*m day ta day," write? Stallings, gn/ he adds, "but I have a nation that ?ame ?t th* ?tnrr manager? ?III pay attention te the ?hltt next ?ear, becauia It It a treat way ta beat a left-hander, an? ct the beat, ?then he ?en almoit an entire team marching up to the plate am, tacl.-p him Irem the right tide ot UM pan. Cten tome *f the manager? ?an* hinted that Gear*? Stalling? ?at cra/y ?then I Ant pulled It may da ??m* g*> I perlmentlng wltii It." horse," and I began to search for a fit i man to till that hole. The Brooklyn dub was having trouble with "Red"! Smith and he was making threats : about jumping to the Federals. I ar- i ranged a deal that would bring him to . "Don't do it," warned a pretty wise baseball man and a friend of mine. "You'll never be able to do anything with him. That fellow is a baseball i anarchist." But, notwithstanding this tip, I wired Smith to come to Boston, after completing the deal with Brooklyn, and we agreed to terms in one talk. Mr. Gaffney was at the conference, and as "Red" was leaving the offices he remarked to Mr. Gaffney: "Well, 111 see you at the park to? morrow afternoon." "To-morrow morning," corrected the boss. "What for?" asked Smith, surprised. "Morning practice," was the answer. "What? Do yo fell .??* still hold morning practice up here? We haven't , had any in Brooklyn for a month." "We all like it," I told Smith. Cuts Into His Mornings. He ?.eut. way wondering whether he ] would or not, nn not quite sure. I | gnosi he thought it would cut into his mornings; but he showed up the next day, and it wasn't long before he was enjoying it. or at least he said he was. Lot me point out right here that the club engaged in morning practice every day we were at home or when we had the opportunity for it. right up to the | end of the season, and even during the j world's series under circumstances ! that I will relate in a subsequent ar- i tide. This morning practice was not I ?t "stall." either, as some managers | make it, but each player put on hi. uni? form and actually got out on the field. anise* he could show some very good reason why he shouldn't. Toward the end of the season Johnny Even laid off beeause he was down in his weight and 1 wanted him to build up, as he de? sired to do himself. It is not neces-1 snry to urge any work on a n.an with rJvers'a temperament. You are more I lately to be forced to ask him to take it sea*. Smith proved to be the real man to nil the hole at third at that time, and be added to the team just what WS most needed, hitting strength He could pole them with any sticker on the club. I never, in all my baseball experience, have seen a player come to a club in midaeasOB ami tit nto the I am play better. I don't recall his missing one -igt) after he joined us and went to work. The trade was a big thing for th.- team, because it rounded out the intield. giving m a chance to rest Deal, and added hitting strength. In fact, I was very lucky in all the : trades that 1 made during the season, since the playe.s 1 obtained lifted into 1 our machine just as I wanted them to. I don't claim that I out-jockeyed any one in deals through shrewdness, since some of the men I gave up I figured to DO ju?-t as valuable as those I obtained j in exchange, but the players I passed I along did not ?t into my plans so well. Managers should think of this in mak? ing Sirene. It is not necessary for either man to get the best or worst of ; it in a trade. O/ie club may need pitchers and the other outfielders. The mrn with a lot of pitchers can afford to trade one for some outfield talent, I and neiC er will be tuck. 1 The Whitted and Cather trade about j this time rounded out the club nearly! 1 to my -?utiaiarUou, ?tmd wc started to | travel in only one direction ahead. Whitted was lazy wh-n he first ca: e with the team, but, like other men who came to me ?-upposi-d U> have certain bad habit*, be soon ;-oi over thi-? and full of ambition and pej per. It is easy to take a brad hab t 0Bt O? i nr.t. if you know how to treat him and ?tad** him carefully beforehand. Ir. another article I will have some? thing to say on how I act on the bench and bow I treat the different men. Much has been Wrlttea .-.bou' me on the j bench so much, m fact, that I feel ; now as if I would like to have some thiag to say BUrself. Meat fans were I surprised when ? played Whitted in the : outfield, but it all fitted into my plans, j Now I have reached the stage in my story where the team was ready to be-' gin its plunging journey to the i world's champ.or.snip. I intend to tell in the other articles how we all fought along, shoulder to shoulder, until our dream was iwalist d and we had won the world's championship. Some of the most interesting phases of the develop BBBBt of the team lie in this part of the ' story, I th.nk. I Cop) rlfht. I*?14. hr BB "SBfaSW S?i,.lu-?*?3. Inc.) ' Nat?. ?In hi? fifth ?rtlcl?. wfih'i will a??.tr I? Thr Tribu-. neat Sunday. Mr. Stalllnft will t?k? . uc ??me ?f th? pliikti of the winlerful sprint which carrie? the Brain trim thi tillar I? thi Up il thi ! k?tl.n?l Leapu?. COMISKEY A SPHINX Refuses to Discuss Reporte? Deal for Fritz Maisel. Chicago. Dec. II?. ('bar?es A. Comis key, who returned to-day from Frene [.irk, admitted he waa trying to vet new third baseman for the Chicag Americans. He declined to ?a? wh*the it was Maisel. of the Next York Yan kees, or Foster, of Washinifton, but i was rumored he had an engKgemen soon to meet Griffith, of the Washing? ton club, here. Comiskcy reportet himself fully recovered from his recen ?lines?. Lee Mage? assumed his new duties a ini,t;Hirer of the Brooklyn Tip Top to day, and his firs? i eaUaO in thi olfer of trade by lot* Tinker, of t.ht CblcagO Feds, involving the iic?|Utsitioi by the latter of Danny Murphy, th< outfielder. tfagOO took the offer undei consideration. * PIRATE RECRUIT AT HEAD OF CLASS Hinchman, Leading Batter ?r American Association, Hits .343. Twenty-eight men in the Ameriear Association hit for three hunured 01 better last season, according to th? official averages issued yesterday. Th? leader of the league was Hinchman, ol Columbus, who batted for .odd in 1153 games. He will play with the Pirates next season. Kirke. of the Cleveland A. A. team who finished the season with the Naps was second, with an average of MAS, and Kil.ifcr, of Minneapolis, who goe.? to the BOUS, came thin!, with a mark of .,!U. The last named was well up in steal? ing ba.?-es, having 4U thefts to his cred? it, but tUS leatier in this department proved ;o be Compton, of Kansas City, wi.h ?H. Old John Titus, once a 1'hiliie anil a.so a Brave, can still pound the ball a bit. He hit for .31.1. Griffith, anoiher Boston discard, did well with Indianapolis, reaching a .340 mark. Jack Knight, the ex-Yankee, hit .308, and Niies, another man who once played on the New York Americans, hit .300. ?Cm Midkiff, who was Mnis el's predecessor at third base, hit .271 in 69 games with Louisville. Jimmy Shpckard could only reach .'253. Lurid Lou Richie, who used to be such a ter? ror to the (liants when he pitched for the Cubs, had the honor of bringing up the rear of the league in hitting. His mark was .049. a C. H. Hadlock High Gun at Gecjney Farms Considering the hazy weather, some excellent scores were made yoatOillBJ by the twelve men and two women who faced the traps of the White Plains (iun Club, at (iedney Farms. The match wa?- a 100-bird handicap, at lfl yards' rise. The winner of the high handicap prize was C H. Hadlock, who broke 7."), which, with his handicap of I!."., gave him a total of M, F. C. Sayles was the runner-up, with 93. The high scratch man was T. 11. Lawrence, with n score of 86. J. R. Talcotl and J. P. Hyland tied with 88 tor third place in the handicap match, anil in the shoot off Talcott won. Talcott also captured the shoot-off in a distance handicap match, at 18 yards, with Mr. Sayles. The scores follow, showing handicap, break and total, in that orfler: C II BaaUsaSj (SI), "'. ?? ; t C saatsg (US). M. I ' P. Ilylan-I (1*1. "? **, -J I'ajuilng io . ai. -is. t f. Uaimttt un.. T*. M; t. n l.a.rr ne? Il M ?B. M W F.rrnt>erg i I . i. :? . ?.'. Mr. y .- K. lil.T. (lil H, 11: Hlaa L M Holle? |1}|, I*. T.?. I l'.rpenter (l*>. IV 71. T..ni O?tI. (S), US, ?8. l.ii> W?rl (17). 1?. ?rrofeaalonaJ. a-? Marlin Men Give Giants Their Field John B. Foster, secretary of the New York (Hunts, received word ftom .Mar? lin yesterday that the citizens of the Texas town would hand to the (liants next spring the deed for the property which the New York club uses for its practice games during the spring train? ing season. Prospects of Feds Better than Rival, Says Ward Compares League with Johnson's Organization in Its Early Years. HAS NO LACK OF ESTABLISHED STARS Also in Better Position to De? velop New Players than Organized Baseball. Comparing the progr?s; of the Fed? eral League in it.- tight against organ? ized ball with that of the American I League as an infant. John M. Ward, | business manager of the Brooklyn Fed- I erais, declared yesterday that in one season the Feds have accomplished more than Ban Johnson's organization did in Its first two years. Mi. Ward, who aril] retire from base-1 ball on February II to devote his en tirs attention to hi.*: law practice, in- | isists that the new It-ague has now ? reached a point where il Is prepared to l pick carefully players sought from the ranks of organized baseball, instead of i reckles-ily raiding. In less than a year I more than seventy captures of bijj leaguer? have been recorded In the ; first two year-, of its expansion in fact, up to the time peace was declared, : in 1903 the American League got only j 109 players from its established rival at a time when all leagues were ' sprinkled with high class talent, forced BBt when the National League was re- i ?Bead from a twelve to an eight club , circuit. "One of the rSBBCBI urged last spring ' against the Federal League's chances I of success," said Mr. Ward, "was that ! there were not enough players for i three big leagues. By rtcent legislation the leading leagues in organized base Ball have prepared to unload players, j How to get rid of the surnlus and ke?-p i the men in line for organized baseball provides problems that perplex the same men who last spring said there ; were not enough players available. The Federal League is in a positiot to take advantage of the effects of 'business depression,' which has resulted in gen? eral curtailment at expenses by club owners who contended last spring that the new league was a joke. "I'ntil last February scarcely any? one in the metropolitan district had ever heard of the Federal League. It was not until what was practically its fourth season and its third year of ex? istence as a recognized opponent of the National League that the American League was able to even consider New York a? a member of its circuit. The expansion of the Federal League is as? sured because of *he foothold gained after the most remarkable fight against I tremendous odds that was ever chron? icled in *he history of sport. "The Federal League in my opinion now bus enough established stars to proceed in the development of young players. When it is taken into consid Sratiea that clubs in the National and , American leagues with more than fifty ! players enrolled must reduce to twen- < ty-one and twenty-two, respectively, by May 1, it can be understood that splen? did baseball prospects will be eager to enlist with the present third major league. The number of veteran play? er.? signed on long term contracts leaves nuch a narrow margin between the total of men thus held by organized baseball and that of the player limit of twenty-one as to make it impossible for 'O. B.' major league clubs to le? gally hold enough promising young players to answer the public demand tor new faces.** As a veteran player, manager and student af the game, Mr. Ward de? clared that tin- Federal League is in a letter poaitiea to supply high grada baseball m the future than are its iiv als. "The period of activity of stars is so comparatively short that B league, in order to keep its playing up to the highest point of speed, must have young "?layers in process of develop? ment," ho explained. "The .National and American leagues have so many o( the older players on long term con? tracts that under a player limit there is no chance to hold mm who next year or the ?easSB after may be -tar-. No limit wys placed en Federal I.p.-igiii player reaten because wa realised the need for development of future atara. "There will be a constantly iBCIBBa? lag number of new Mars shown in tbe Federal League because, by its retrench? ment policy, organized baseball has cut off its source oi supply. Between going to a minor league on a string or sigh? ing with the FediraN, promising .voting ;.layers will not hesitate long. Because such a system is expensi-e can be the only possible criticism of it, but as in all other line?, the Federul League la building for the future, and therefon rapidly gaining the faith of the fans." Mr. Ward refused to explain in de? tail his reference to the possible ex? pansion of the Federal League, but he tullid attention to the present roster of the Federal League with Brooklyn, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Buffalo. Indian? apolis, Chicago, St. Louis and Kansas City, and that of the American League in 1900. when Chicago, Cleveland, De? troit, Buffalo, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Milwaukee and Minneapolis were members. In 1901 Boston, Philadelphia and Washi gton were brought into the American League, ard a year later Ne*v York wa* enrolled. In a communication from Federal Lehgue headquarters, .lames A. l?ilmore, president of the new league, answers a statement attributed to William F. Baker, president of the Philadelphia Nationals. Mr. Gilmore writes: "Mr. Baker's statement about H. B. Ward being suspicious before he signed Mar quard, and consequently obtaining an affidavit from the p: ,er, was somewhat of a joke, especially in view of the fact that every man WS have taken from organized baseball win compelled to sign such an affidavit before doing busi? ness with us.'' S. MAGEE RULED NATIONAL LEAGUE IN TIMELY HITS Outfielder of the Phillies Drove Home 101 Runs Last Season. CRAVATH GAVE HIM RUN FOR HONORS George Burns, of the Giants, Excelled in the Art of Clear? ing Bases with Triples. Ily KRNF.ST J. LA.MGAN. Bherwood Magie, captain of the Phil? lies, was th? timeliest hitter in the Na? tional Leugue last season, although he ditl no: lead the Tenor organisation in batting. Magee, however, drove in ?ore runs thafl any other player in ? the purent body. Magee drove in 101 runs; Cr;.vath, his nearest competitor, 100. Being accounted th?' best man at bat- '' ting in runs in the National League was no new experience for the Quaker lead or, as in 11*10 his name was at the top of the list. ( ravath led ?ast year, then setting a high-water mark for runs, batted in namely, 129. Frank Wildnre I Schulte, of the Cubs, hit in 121 in 1911 ? Magee, llti in 1910? Wagner, 104 in I9uu, Wagner, 102 in 190'J; Zimmer? man, N m 1912, and Vv^gner, til in l.*07. The butur.g crow.i, therefore, has been worn b> the Phillies thrice, by the Pirates thrice, and by the Cubs twice. IK inie Zimmerman and Jack Miller made a bold eifort to enter the century class, the Cub putting the finishing touches to 9u counters and the Cardinal to 'J'?. Wheat, ranging lifth, was Brook? lyn's ablest hitter in the pinches; Smith, running seventh, Boston s; r ?etcher, ranking ninth, .New Vorks; Viox, ranking twenty-second, Pitts? burgh's, and NichotT, ranning twenty seventh, Cincinnati's. Of these men Zimmerman ?alone excelled for his team the previous season, though in 1911 Miller, then a Pirate, set the pace in driving in tallies for Clarke's club. 1 he team that would have worried the pitchers most, according to the runs batted in statistics, would have Magee. Cravath and Wheat in the out? field; Zimmerman, Miller, Smith and Schmidt in the infield, and Cooper and Meyers as the battery. On this myth? ical combination there are three hold? overs from 1013 Cravath, Zimmerman and Meyers. There were twenty-five National League: s who knocked in fifty or more runs last season, as against tweii'.y nine the preceding campaign. A man who fell off greatly in timely stick work was Ed Konetchy, of the Pirates. In 1911 he had batted in seventy-four runs. Last season tifty-two was his limit. The moment the season started Mi gee started to make himself pernicious? ly unpopular with the pitchers. He jumped "Hube" Murquard for a pair of homers on opening day and then batted :n six runs. This mark was thrice equalled, but never beaten. Heinie Zim? merman batted in six runs on May tl, in a (,'anie against St. Louis, Perritt antl Niehaus pitching; Magee made a carbon copy of ha opening day ex? ploit on September 9, against Boston, Cocrehan, Crutcher anil Strand pitch? ing, and twelve days later Cutshaw duplicated the Mugee-Zimmerman per? formances in a contest with Cincinatti, Benton pitching. The greatest num? ber of runs knocked in by a National Leaguer in 1911 also SfUS ?ix. Light times during the year men hammered home a quintet of tallies, Cravath accomplishing the feat thrice ami these nan once each: Wheat, Sten? gel, Oowdy, Cutshaw and Whitted. Cra Mith'.s performance of September 11 availed his team nothing, since it was beaten by the Braves, G to 5. The trick of batting in four runs in games was turned twenty-nine times, twenty-two men doing the turning. Reals Becker and "Rabbit" Maranville each knocked in a quartet of tallies thrice. Charley Deal. Owen Wilson and Vic Saier ach hail two sue' accom? plishments to their credit, and these men each one: Fred Luderus, Sherwood Magee, Coorge Whittetl, Joe Connolly, Charley Schmidt. Jack Miller, Zinn Beck. John Hummel, Zach Wheat, Char? ley Stengel, Wilbur Good, Heinie Zim? merman. Bert Niohoff, i'-d Konetchy,, Max Carey, Hans Warner and George Burns. Forty-five clean-up blows were struck that cleared the bases of their three! tenants during 1914, these noble wal? lops comprising a pair of singles both made off the same pitcher, Crutcher, of Boston), a dozen doubles, two dozen triples and seven homers. The athletes who knocked Iionn three men with one spots were both Quakers, Magee and Cravath. The clean-up doubles were inserted into controversies by Zimmer? man, Hoblitzell, Hess, Merkle, Whitted, Archer. Maranville, Paskert, Gowdy, Connolly, NiehotT and Fletcher. Hess lost the game in which he distinguished himself by clearing the bases by a score of 7 to t, the Cubs assembling six tallies before he hud recovered his breath. At manufacturing tuples when there ver. three on no National Leaguer was in tiie same class with George Burns. The Giant struck three .-,uch blows, all within a space of fifteen days. His t.rvt. bit O? this kind was off Saltee, his second off Harmon and his third off Charley Smith. Kach smash meant a triumph for the MeGrawitis. who then were sadly in need of victories, that ' being the time when the Braves were expected to crack sudor the strain. Zachanas David Wheat poled a cou? ple of three-ply wallops that came ?then the bases were full, picking on Pirate pitchers as his victims. Hit No. 1 wa ? off AI Museaux, blow No. _' off Bob Harmon. Brooklyn ??mi each game. The other players who drove in three men by tripling were Leslie Mann, Joe Leonard, Boj Miller. Owen Wilson, Charley Stengel. George Cutshaw, Jimmy Vies, Cuartos Schmidt, "Bendy* Piez, Max Carey, Joe Connolly. Fred ! LudorUS, Arthur Fletcher. Bob Bescher, I Lee Magee, Claude Derrick, Jimmy Lav? ender, Frank Allen i.ntl I.arrv Cheney. Bescher had the sat 1stactioi. of making hi.? ti'Tii'ly triple against bis old t? ,.ni. "Rabbit" Maranville wa.i the lone Na- i tional Leaguer of the year to hit for the full distance twice when the sacks j were congested. He picked as his prey j left-handers, the southpaws being Jim i Vaughn and Harry Sallee. Sallee ?a?.^ al.-o nicked for a four-bacger when three were on by Cutshaw. Don Carloi Patrick Ragan yielded a trio of four bagRers just when they would put th?? enemy in possession of four run?. Konetchy made the first, Zimmerman the second and George Whittetl the third. George Burns made St. Johns ville, N. Y., the residence of a hero by tearing off a circuit rap on September I, when Bill Steelc was pitching for the Superbas, and when the psychological moment was at hand. The leaders of the National League in driving in runs last season were as follows: Sac BaaUM r;?v-r anl I ll !?"? Hi?, uu ?. Total S Mag'f. PhlUrtilphla. M ; 2 101 t r??aili. PUlladalpfca .....83 !" I lit) /.iiiiiu-rman rtil.ago . ? ? ? I '.?ti 1 Miller M Lssrig.SO ID Vt!i*ai Brooaljn ...IS 'J 4 IX J Suit:!). Hr.w.l'ii l*<-?i"n t> *:: 4 fU) I .?..?iimiiii. Il.itit.ii. ?S7 .1 TV ???iitlvat?. Hroultl?!! . M S s 74 r>,, ,?, N.-w for* . *J u ton, Si Ixjula. ?>?! ?i .'. 73 r?airr. ?'tilrago . H 1 4 .J Marai,stilt*. B?-ti..ii ??" PI lla.lrlplita . ?H i Nets w*. .? i* * v ?m,i ? ' SHERWOOD MAGEE, fornolly. lloiU*n . ?T I 3 ?1 l.ud-ru?, riillad-lphl? . M I f ?I M.-kl?, .N,'W York . .14 2 I *? .?vhtjlt*. rijiaf-u . 4: ? 3 S? Hum?. .**.?** York. 47 fi 5 J" Menj-I. Ilr./..l,.rn . 5.1 I 3 J? U.iH-w I'll lad 'plila. .41 T .*"> 53 V.i?. PitUtnu-itj . *? I H 51 Koncl ig l'.ii?:iurah.*" 10 5 S3 [ataca i h eaa? .IS s 3 5? .Hi-, m ???? Vor?.its s : s? j il Kalt?. lu :.iir?li . ::*t ? l 49 Mcltoff, i i-.rlnnati . 4J 3 1 4? Qood. rii.. ?*> . 4? 6 3 4? ?;?>?.Ir. Ba-asn . U* "? ? 4T 1-i^.rrt. n.a.l.lttila . 3? :t ? 4T Wacnar. r.t:?lur?:. . 3? 8 1 4? Sn.Hl/i?.*. vrv? York.3S 8 ? 44 liiuiwr-., Ilronklyn . 4? ?I 3 44 I)a!-..n Broofclra . 3- 2 1 41 II -i BB i' :i. niiltl . 30 ? 3 41 si.K-k. N?w York. II ? 3 4? I. M???..-. St I/iu:? ..... M I ? 3? M?nn. ll"?toii .S3 3 3 BJ S?is,i,r.?, Chl.-ain.2? J 7 3? Moran, ('?neknfiati-H??sti?n H '. 2 3T TEAM .BAUERS DRIVING IN RUNS. Run? I'layar an ' Hub belt*?! In. B. Mag?.- i-l.:.a<lrlphla. Ml Z mu.rrmiii. i'h.i-ago . SS J. Millar. St i/.uis. ?3 Whaat, Breoklt-a. ?? SVtun.dt, lii.-ioti . T4 r .\|.?v York... T3 Vioi, ITOilurgh. 5? Mel.off. (liK.r.natl. 4a NATIONAL LEAGUES TIMELIEST HITTING TEAM. tasa P~?itl'Mi. pliw ?ni rlu' bat??-! in. Cantr? ft d s via,.-*.. r*h l?<l*;phla. Ml K,ii Said Cratatti VhiUdeipMa. 10O Be. o t-.l lia?? /. ii.tiirrram. t'h.'??*o. M khortltop J Millet Bl l/*il?. SU twt ??M Wheat, Breakin . ?a ri.lr.l ha.? HfBltb, Ilrxiklrn-Boatan . ?? Kir?t li??- HcbJDldl Boato. I? f'atrlwr - Mejrcr?. Xn Ynrk. 5? IV. her IV? i>-r. l'l---bun. I? LEADERS OF .FORMER YEARS Kur? Y?ir. I'!?y?r in.l .-luir h?tt*>i In IM7-Wag-.it:*-. l'iitM>ur?h. ?1 : " Wacnif i- ? .- ra...10?? SB W?g-i?r. i>uw,ur-h. 1?3 iII 1(1--Mali?*. |*lillavl.-lpbl? . IM 1911 SehOlta* (?il'Mi. . 1*31 / . man. <'liira?o . IM .?a .,. !?:,'.:? lelpl.i? . IIS COLUMBIA TO TRY ANDOVER PLAN Only One or Two Football Games To Be Played if Sport Is Restored. If football is restored at Columbia next, full a new plan in the development of an eleven will be adopted, if the scheme of the student board of repre? sentatives, which is engineering tht movement, is followed out. The plan of campaign which will be uaed is the one which hus been tried out at And over so successfully for the last three years under the direction o: Ted Lil? ian!, the old Dartmouth player. Lilian! will probably be asked by ; the Columbia authorities to outline the ; scheme and suggest any modifications recessary before it could be applied to conditions at Columbia. By thiH plan Columbia will play not more than two and possibly only one game next fall, provided, of course, the red tape which stunds in the way is all cut by that time. This in itself is enough to con tradict ?tatetaeata that Columbia rep? resentatives have asked options on the schedules of small college teams for next fall. Although the student board does not plan to make known its report until after the holidays, some of it? ideas have leaked out. It is generally felt by the committee dealing with the problem that the only way in which the sport can bo re-established with full support from faculty and students alike is by going slowly in the first year or two, and gradually building up a .system on a tirm foundation. In 1899, when Columbia took up foot? ball for the first time after a lapse of five years, the mistake was made of organizing a team of the first water and building up from nothing. That year Columbia, under the coaching of Fos t'-r San ford, defeated Yale, and came close to v.inning the intercollegiate championship. The basic plan upon which football was restored at that Mm? nroved after two or three years to be unsuited to the conditions, and. as at' obi Columbia football man st-,i,l yesterday, to follow it out to its log? ical conclusion the university would have had to have been turned over to the football t'-nrn. In order to stop the evils which had sprung up football was stoppen. Jim ?tice, who has coached the Co? lumbia crews since lOOfi, believes that football will mean the reju1 enation of all athletics on Morningsido Heights, and especially < ? rowing. Rue contends that in U-0?), when he took hold at Co? lumbia, he had more and oetter mate? rial than ho has had since then, and he attributes this to football, because the IBBM had been dead only one year when be aruved on the scene. In Kicu's first 'varsity eight Star buck, No. |; Von *-?altza, No. 5, and Boyle, No. 7. were old 'varsity football men, and G. Mackenzie, No. 6; J. Mackenzie, No. t, and Spalding, No. ;, had played football on their clivss teams. In the following year Starbu.k a I Ryan, No. 6, were tbe ?. ly football n.en in the boat, although Von Salt ; \ a.s in the squad. The first of these crews rowed Cornell to that memorable three-foot finish in 1907, and the ?ec ontl tlefeate Cornell and wai beaten only by Syracuse. BOY SKATERS SHOW WELL Arthur Healy Defeats Brother in Handicap Race. A large field of ambitious young? sters faced the starter yesterday in the first of the series of weekly schoolboy skating races held at the St. Nicholas Rink. The quarter-mile handicap, open t?) schoolboys under fourteen years, de v?-loped into a thrilling contest between Tom and Arthur Kealy. starting from 20 and 25 yards, respectively. The for? mer, gaining an early lead, appeared to have ah? race well in hand until the last lap. when his brother, by a ? eat burst of speed, came up on even terms with him, but on rounding the last turn was carried wide and was beaten out by three feet. ?viuarUTml i- lianilltaf? (Junior?! -T. Heal?. All llallotn i-.tinn? uo var.1?-. von: a li.-ai?, All Hallow? In,m.|i. (XS )?rj?l. in-miil. H Mu.??'all. 1 vvi-i ium.>u do iar?i.i). tldr.J. a*lrf*?. U atS*4 AMBiTION'S LADDER TEMPTS KILBANE Like Many of His Calling. He Wants a Crack at ManOutofH.sClasi. KID" WILLIAMS IN THE RING, TOO Must Test for Themselves Old Adage of "Good Big and Oood Little Men." Since the time that Old Maa, the hero of many a Pawnee Indian tale, fir?? triex) to run down the trail af the rising sun man ha* never been satas. fled. For lome reason the u ret?ais able is the goal of every one's amo'i tion, and none strive harder ?ban the heroes of the roped srena. Let s asan become champion of one clasa and ho immediately h'irls hi* devance at th? title holder in the next ?.??vier ?ti?* vision. 7*ii" hcs held during day* peat. and now There are two of ?"ur boxing champions wh ; sigh for new worlda to conquer. Jonnny Kilbane, the feather? weight king, has ambitions to fight the lightweights, while "Kid" Williame, the bantam, is out with a challenge to the featherweight;. Jack Britton, a light? weight, wants to meet Mike Gibbon*. Kilbane has already tried his hand at fighting the 133-pound men. He mot Joe Mandot, of New Orleans, at Akron in a twelve-round bout recently, sad the referee called the match a draw. It was the consensus of opir.ii-i that Mandot won by a wide Margin. K'l? bane, however, is unconvmc? '. a ?d *ar.ts another chance He d.-tlare? that he can surely whip the Southern !ad. Williams ha* not ventured oot of his < wn realm as yet, but, like Barkis, is willing. The ambitions of these vigoroua voung men bring to mind the o'd adage of the prize ring: "A good big men can always beat a good little man " This might be revised, perhaps, to road that a good big man can generally whip a good little man. Occas'c* s therv have been when an undersized pugilist held hi* own, but only until a man of superior physique came nlong who could meet him with all other thing? equal. i the annals of pugilism are replet? with instance* in which little men tried in vain to ?age successful battlee aga:nst bigger opponents and failed. Then. too. ?here are some ca?ee of wonderful big little men. like Jo* Wol cott ?nd th?* greatest tighter of all titaM, Bob Fittsimmon??. It is the exception, however, which prov*??. the rile. There was never a greater all around tighter in the light?*eight clan than George Lavigne, the "Sag'naw Kid."wW won the world's lightweight champion? ship from Dick B?rge, the V. glito fighter, in seventeen rounds, in London on June 1, 189fi. Lavigne could bus, ho could hit. he could light He wa? one \ ot those r?.rc gems of the ring to ?Then* | it made no diffe-enro ho?v his opponent i fought. He ??-cep'ed the gage of bat? tle as offered After winni .g from B?rge, he met Cnarley McKecvrr, Jaek 1 Everhard among; othors, and, fina.ly, ho I was matched to n?/hv Joe W'olcott Th* ?boxing world stood ti'.l when I.Rvign* 1 actually fought the "Iliack Demon" iota | the ground and beat him in twenty rounds. His success against Wolcott fired La I vigne with a desire for greater .i??d* j and, finally, the t me came when h* waa j matched to fighi "Mysterious" Billy Smith, a welter*, eight, and a good wef j terweight. Smith hid every physical ad i vantage, and not tin least con-iderabl* | was that of some four or five inrhas in height ami reach. Tae bout was fought. Lavigne. fearless as a Spartan, did hi* best. He ripped and tore at Smith, bat the "mysterious" one fought back with just as great fury and better effect. As the bout wore along, it developed into la test of strength. There could ha only one result. In the fourtesnth ' round the seconds of Lavigne tossed 1 the towel into the ring and the bout ? was over. That defeat took the best of Lavigne. ? Right after that he lost to Frank Krne, ; and was knocked out by George MB1 I bows" IfcFadden. Jimmy Bntt defeat led him in eight rounds, and when, in 1 1907, he attempt d a come baek, "Young" Krne stopped him in six rounds in Philadelphia. A careful seerch thro'igh the page* i of boxing history 'iscloses no better > tighter of his pounds than Joe Choyn | ski, the California middleweight. ! Choynski was unfortunate in his pny * nique. He waa juat a bit too heavy for i the middleweight division proper aasl I far to? light for the real heavyweight*. | But Choynski fought them all, and it : may be said that while his strength ! held out he was at worst the equal of ! his opponent. His defeats at the hand? I of Corbett, Sharkey, Maher and "Kid" Carter were the result of lack of phy? sique rather than superior skill on the pa -t of his opponents. Jack Dempsey, the one time middle? ?weight champion, was called "The Non? pareil" by the boxing enthusiasts. H>i ruled supreme in hi? class until the great and only Fitzsimmons came along , They were matched and fought. The match took place at New Orleans on January 14, 1891. Fitzaimmon* weighed 154 pounds. Dempsey only 147. How Fitzsimmons defeated the heroic Irishman is part of ring history. Th? end came in the thirteenth round af? ter Fitz wore his .nan down not only I by his great ?kill, but by sheer strength. It is well known how the Corr.ishman beat Corbett in that n-*?ra orable battle at Carson City on March 17.1897. But the long roll was soon sounded for Ruby Robert. jtm Jeffrie?-, of t California, began his elim.b ?ome time sfter Fitzsimmons defeated Corbett, I and rose to such heights that the ptjh ; lie tierna tule 11 that he be matched to ; fight Fitzsimmons. So on June 9, 1999, ; they met at Coney Island. Fi'/slm mons laughted when the match wes ; made. It has be? n said that Fitz ne? glected his training. At any rate. Jef? ? won by a knockout in eleven round*. j He repeated the dos^ three years later. | There was a good, h.g man against the ?best little or middle si/.ed man who I ever stepped into the ring. The triumph of Jack Johnson ov?r ITeSBaUJLBurnB is just another ?ink la I the long chain, and more might be 'added. Freddie Welsh a lightv eight, ?whipped Abe Attcll, who was then 1 featherweight champion, and even Stanley Ketchell. the wonderful Michi? gan middleweight, one of the taeet natural fighters the world has ever ?re? duced, failed when he tried to Beat ' Johnhon *t Colim*. Cjal., on October IS, ! 1909. Balancing the beam slightly was th? : mighty Joe Wolcott. He never both i ereti about the weight of his opponent?. That he could beat any man he could hit was part of Joe's religion. Ho ! picked on Dan ( reedon, the muidle? | weight fighter from Australia, knockoti l out Joe Choynski in seven rounds, and , used to maul poor "Kid" Carter around. His triumph over Chuynaki I was not so glorious, for it i? said that ] the California man entered the ring , suffering from a broken rib. Carter ' one* knocked Wolcott out. Fit/Simmons has played th* part of i* giant killer" on several occasions, ?to | gave Sharkey forty pounds and a boat? ing, let Ruhlin com* into the ring al I most fifty pounds heavier and stoaau-d ! him. and then slaughtered Fd Donk ! horst, the "human freight car," in tw# I rounds. ?