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Dodgers Defeat Giants in First of Two-Game Series?Yankees Make Sweep With Indians
Wild Tosies of Fred Toney 7 Cost Manhattan Boys Runs First Skirmish in Battle of the Boroughs Is Fought in Rain on Soggy Field and Is Marked by Tense Feeliflg on Part of Rival Rooters ? By W. O. McGeehan The first skirmish in the Battle of the Boroughs staged in a moist and acrimonious atmosphere at the Polo Grounds yesterday went to the Brooklyn Dodgers by the score of 4 to 2. Fi*ed Toney threw the soggy pill wild twice in the fourth inning and let in three runs during a shower that washed the.steerage customers right out of the bleachors. The Giants made one rally in the eighth, but the tracks were too muddy and they perished miserably in the ooze. Fan? from the other side of thev Bridge crossed in great numbers and wore full of truculence. In fact, there vas a Cleveland aspect to the game, Cleveland being the place where the "Voball fan goes to tho ball park to Suffer great mental anguish and does. If you think that the bird from Man? hattan is a blood brother of the bird on the other side of tho long plank go to th?; Polo Grounds during this serios r.nJ get it out of your mind. Brotherly Feeling Absent Time Was when the Brooklyn fan and the (liant fan could watch ttois fratricidal strife and go somewhere afterward to get something cool. Now ther?*? h nothing to be gotten that is tit for turnan consumption and the two wouldn't lean on the same mahogany if t?tere was one. That shows how they fe"f about it. Evidently Big Fred Toney, despite his waddle,' is no member of the duck family. The rain started i nit he. fourth and tho stsirt of the rain was Fred crick's finish. Griffith nicked him for a single to center and Zack Wheat, drove ;? single to left. Myers drew a base or balls and filled the bases. The pill by this time was rain-soaked and difficult for Frederick to manipu? la: e, as he demonstrated by hurling a wild one to Konetchy. Before our Mr. "Oil" Smith could retrieve it Griffith scored. Ho tossed the pill b?ck to I re,?crick with :\ larger accumulation of moisture and this time Frederick hurled the ball into the r>rooklyn dug out. The heave was so wild and the pill so moist that both Wheat and Myers scored. All of the fans in the open scurried to cover, but Umpire Bill Klcm bade the slaughter continue. The ground h?? ceme a bog and the pitchers and the batters worked in the mire. In the eighth Inning tho Dodgers dragged another run through the mud. Myers rapped one down to the box and beat it to the bag. while Toney strug? gled like a bogged hippo to get after it. Then once more Frederick let the moist and soggy pill slip through his digits l'or a wild pitch. Konetchy got his base on balls and little Peterkin Kilduff, a Cant discard, slapped his old pals right in the face with a single to left that scored Myers, Giants in Belated Rally Tho Giants started a belated rally in their half of the eighth, a real old fashioned (iiunt rally that might have gotten somewhere if the lads liad been wearing non-skid chains. With "Oil' Smith out on an inlield fly Lee King batting for Toney, who was ?Irodgecl out for the inning, rapped a single tc center. George Burns singled to left By this time Burleigh (?rimes wa; having his own difficulties with the sloppery pill and signaled to the bend for a towel. Ho mopped tho ball ant also his streaming brow. Burns hac take.'i second on the throw and King was on third. Beauty Bancroft came up andAlas tered the spo/igy pellet p.gainst the right-field wall for a two-bagger, scor? ing King a?-?l Burns. It looked verj much a.s though the old-fashioned rallj might pull the Giants out of th?. go. But Young rapped one down tc Konetchy and tho soggy pill seemec to stick against the bag with the tenac? ity of a stenographer's wad of gum. With great presence of mind the Pol? extracted it from the sack am plastered it back again for the out Frisch rapped one in the same di r?. it son. Konetchy splashed after i with the grace of a water buffalo an? the rally was drowned right then am there. Art Nohf relieved Toney in th? ninth and dispos ?1 of the Dodgers si quickly as they swji.'si up to the platr Despite the prayers and the few im procations of the fans of Manhattan Kelly and Spencer failed to get th ?Spalding sponge out of tho inficlc: Lawrence Doyle, limping from a twiste ankle, got a hit past second but Oi Smith made the last out when Burleig Grimes stopped his smash, skidded an recovered in time to make the thro? to the plate. There were no overt act9 on th part of the visiting Brooklyn f;in u'td neither*Klem nor Emslio need th shrapnel helmets which were ordere l'or them. The clammy air was fa of belligerency, however, and the aftei noon must have been more or less cor genial to Johnny Evers, directing th Giants. It was tho sort of atmos? phere in which the little Trojan use to thrive. The game puts the Giants three b< low the leaders, with the battlin Dodgers only a few points behind th Beds. Rain Fails to Interfere With Records in Trot NORTH B?NDALL, Cleveland, Ohi Aug. 18. Rain, which came up late t day, caused a postponement of tl Grand Circuit racing here after thl'i races bad been decided, and Juno hi won two of the three heats m Tl Leader, purse $3,000, for 2:OK pace? The. third heat is to be raced to-mo row to decide the money division. The rain came just after Favonia odds-on favorite, had won the secoi nml deciding heat of The News swoe Stakes, purso of $2,360 for two-yea old trotters. Another record went bv the boar to-day when Juno, in stepping; tho fir nulo of tho 2:0S pace in 2:02%, s a record for tho stake. Juno car from behind in both heats. tiinoi* v?. ?trtmklyti To-ility, J? \y m , Pc ai-e;in<]8. Adm. 7i)C & $1.10 Incl. To ?A.lM. The Score BKOOKLYN (N. U) I NBW TOUK (N. I..) at> r h po a o - ab r li po a o Olson. 5s_5 0 0 1 4 n Hums. If_411 1 in Johnston, 3!>.3 0 1 0 1 0; llancroft S8..4 0 3 4 2 0 Griflln, rf. ..4 11 I 0 0 ' Yenng, rf_40 0 1 0 0 Wheat. If...3 11 i OOFrtaca, 8b. ..4 0 0 S J? Myers, cf. .3 2 1 2 0 0; Kelly, l!i. ...40114 00 Kolnttchy, 1?>.2 0 1 1.% 1 0 Spencer, i:f...4 0 0 1 10 KIMuff. 3b.. 3 0 1 4 4 0'[>ovl<\ Sb....4 0 2 I 2 0 Miller c. ...4 0 1 1 0 O! HmltU, C....4 0 0 2 SO UrlmiM, p...4 0 1 1 3 0]Ton?*, p.JJfli) 0 3 0 I 'King .Ill 0 00 I Nellf, P.0 0 0 0 2 0 Total* ...91 i B 37 13 OJ Totals .. ...15 2 S 27 17 0 ?Batted for Toney in eighth inning. Brooklyn. 0 0 ft 3 0 0 0 1 0?4 Now York. 00000002 0?2 Two-base hits?-Johnston, Grimes, Wheat, Doyle, Bancroft. Sacrifie.? hit?Kilduff. Double play?Spencer ami Bancroft. Deft on bases?Brooklyn, 6; New York, 6. Bases on balls -Off Toney, ;"?. Hits?Off Toney. 8 in 8 innings; off Nehf. none In one inning. Struck out?Hy Nehf, 1; by Grimes, 1. Wild pitches?Toney (.1). Dos? ing pitcher--Toney. Umpires? -Klein, and Emslio. Time?1:48. > Phillies Trounce Braves by 8 to 2 After Losing, 5-2 ' BOSTON, Aug. 13.?The Braves and the Phillies divided a double-header to? day, Boston winning the first ?game, 5 to 2, and Philadelphia taking tho sec? ond, 8 to 2. Charley Pick's right leg was injured in the first inning of the second game while he was sliding into third base, and he was carried from the (?eld. It is believed a small bone is broken near the ankle. The scores: FIRST ?AME riTn,AT)EM,niA (rf. l.)| boston (N. l.) ab r h J? a el ab r h po a e raut'tte. lb.3 1 H ?i OOITowull, rf...4 0 1 4 0 0 l|, I'.o-ir'u. lf.4 1 1 1 lOlPick, 2I>.3 1 1 4 '.' 1 [ itnwl'gs. 2b.40 2 2 4 liMsinn. lf,...J?0 1 1 00 WlU'ina, i-I.JiO 0 i OOJSUl'van. rf.J) 0 14 00 Mousei, i-r...-,o t 2 ooiHolke, ii>...si i a in Flol'hor. BH.4 0 1 5 2 0 Whalon, lb. 10 0 4 00 W'stono, 3b.3 0 0 -1 8 0|noeck61, Sb..4 2 2 3 10 Wheat, c. ..4 0 1 4 SOIFortl, ss_3 0 1 1 0 0 Itixcy, p....40 1 0 3 0 (??wily. c.SO ft 3 ll McQull'u. p. 3 12 13 0 Totals ..34 2 10 24 10 t| Teals .. .20 5 10 27 14 Z Philadelphia. 1 o 0 0 1 o o 0 0?2 Boston. 0 3 ft 1 1 0 0 0 X?5 Two-base hit?Ford. Throe-base hits? McQuillan, Powell, Boeckol, Stolen base? Mann. Sacrifices?DoBourveau, Willis ms, Hawiings, Sullivan, Ford. Double plays? It!x?y and Wrlghtstone. Fletcher, Wrlght Btohe and Fletcher. Left on basis?Phila? delphia, 12; BostAn, f?. Bases on balls-? Off Rlxey, 3; oft' McQuillan, 4. Struck out ?By Rixey, 3; by McQuillan?, 2. Wild pitch?McQuillan. Umpires?'Kigler and Muran. Time of Rame?1:43. SECOND GAME PHIDABELTHU (NY I,.)i BOSTON (V. h.) ub r h i>o u ?il al? r h po a o Paiil'e, lb. .5 1 11? 0 OlPowoU, cf_411 4 0 0 L Bour'u. If.."? 1 2 3 1 0IIM?*, 2b.101 0 0 0 Rawl'ga, 21).r, 1 3 1 3 U; Mann, rf_300 2 0 1 Wllrttts, cf.S 2 2 3 OOlKnvrs, If.40 1 2 0 0 Mruscl, rf..4 2 ? 1 0 OlCJll'la'y, rf. 20.4 0 1 3 4SI Kiot'her, ss.4 1 2 :l 5 1 Hotke, lb_4 0 0 13 0 0 W'Moite, 311.4 0 3 1 2 lIHoeekcl. 3b...4 0 0 0 21 Trag's-r, o.4 0 0 5 1 0 Ford, ?3.4 1 B 2 40 Hubbell. p. .10 1 0 2 0 O'Ncil, c.3ftl 1 SO r'Uliijgliu, p..2 0 0 0 10 Totals . .40 8 15 27 14 2] Toals _33 2 7 27 13 2 Philadelphia, ft 1 2 ft 0 2 0 3 0?S Boston. 1 0 0 0 0 ft 1 0 0?2 TWo-base hits?f,e Bourveau, Bawling?, Fletcher. Three-base hit?Wrightatono. .ct?'J?;) bases -Meusel, TrttgPosSel'. Double play-?Hubbell, Tragrcsser and Paulette, Left on bases?Philadelphia, 5; Boston, f?. Base ???? balls?Off Hubbell, 1. Struck out -*? Ry Hubbell, 4; by Filllngim, i. Umpires --Moran and Rigler-. Time?1:42. Skeeters Lose Third In Row to Toronto, 4?2 Toronto turned two of Biemiller's passes into runs :?n?l defeated the Skooters at Jersey City yesterday af? ternoon by a score of 4 to 2. It made three consecutive victories for the Maulo Leafs over Donovan's men. The scorn: TORONTO (I. I,) I JEttSEY CITY (f. L.) ' ab r h po a e? ab ri? po a e n-Ttmirk?!, ss.,4 12 1 2 O'McCnjin "...41 2 1 0 0 Kauff. of....4 0 2 1 0 0 Moncrs, ' 2b.. .4 0 0 3 31 Blackburn. 3b.2 1 ft 2 10? Kane, rf.40 1 2 2 0 Onslow, lb. ..4 11 fl 1 01 Do NoVle lb.3 0 0 10 0 0 Illlpy. rf.40 3 4 0 0 Wlqolsw'th, lf.4 0 0 3 00 Onnzalp?, ?b..3 0 0 2 1 01 Zltmiui, 3b. ..413 3 0 0 Whlteinmi. If..4 0 0 4 0 0 ?C?I11 .000 0 00 rinrlrie, 0....811 3 1 o| Zlm'man, cf..4 0 0 1 0 0 Beam, p_3 00 1 1 01 Freit??. O...3 0 1 3 0 0 | Blondi 1er, p.3 0 1 1 3 0 Tntnla ....31 4 S 27 T 0! Total?? ....332827141 ?Ban for Zltman in ninth inning. Toronto .1 ft 0 ft l ft ft 2 0?4 Jersey City..o ft ft 0 1 0 ft 1 ft?2 Two-base hit?Kauff. Three-base hits - Onslow, Kan?, stolen bases?-Riley, Gon zsiKp. Sacrifices?Blackburn, Beam. Double plays?Wlgelsworth and Freitag; McCann, Mooers and Be NoVille; O'Rourke, Gon? zales ;? ml Onslow. Left on bases?Jersey City, i"; Toronto, (I. liases on bulls?-Off lil'inlller. 4; uff llenrn. 1. Struck out? By Biemlller, 2; by Hearn, 3. Wild pitch - -ilieniiiier. Umpire?-?Corooran and Stock dale. Time?1:3ft. AT BADTIMOltB R. II. K. Akron .2 ft 2 0 1 ft 3 ft 2?10 16 1 Baltimore ....0 0 1 0 0 0 0 o 0?? I 0 7 batteries?Hill ami Walker; Newton and Bgarr. ; AT READ1NO B. If. E. Rochester .o 2 o 2 i o ft 3 2?in it r, Reading .ft 7 3 0 3 4 0 1 x.~Is 26 3 Batteries?BofegWlck and Ross; Den-, Carpenter and ?odder. Ex-Ball Player Leaves $50,000 Greenwich, conn., aur. 13.?An estate of ,$60,000 was left by the late Frank Frtscott Norton, baseball star of the early '(10s. Mr. Norton was a : catcher for the old Athletics. Later he entered tho real estate business. The bulk of the estate was left to his widow. ?-??? Ho?? Show Labor Day With $3,000 in money prizes tho inau? gural dog show of the Fairfleld County Kennel Club will be held September 6 on the grounds of the Wee Bum Golf Club, Stamford, Conn., with an amateur circus and un open air ?port carnival and flower show as added Attractions. Record of Major League Clubs NATIONAL LEAGUE GAMES TO-DAY Brooklyn at New York. Cincinnati at Chicago. St. Louis nt Pittsburgh (two). Philadelphia at Boston (two). YESTEI? DAY'S II ES V I.TS ?Brooklyn. 4; New York. 2. St.'Louis, 1; Pittsburgh, 2. Boston, 5; Philadelphia, 2 (1st). Philadelphia, 8; Boston. 2 (2d). Other teams not scheduled. STANDING OF TEAMS W.fc.Pct.1 W. L. Pet. Cin'nati. 59 I? ?373 Chicago. 54 ?r>7 .486 B'klyn.. G2 f 7 .569 St. Louis 49 57 .462 N. York. 57 48 .5 Kl Boston... 45 55 .450 Pittsb'?. 53 50.515 Phila,... 42 63.409 AMERICAN LEAGUE GAMES TO-DAY New York nt Washington. St. Louis at Cleveland. Chicago at Detroit (two). Do.-!?>n at Philadelphia. YESTERDAY'S RESULTS New York, 4; Cleveland, 3. Chicago, 3; Detroit, 3 (5 Ins., rain). Philadelphia, 3; Boston, I (1st). Boston. 7; Philadelphia, 0 (2d). Other teams not scheduled. STANDING OF TEAMS W. L. Pct.l W. L. Pet. Clevel'd. 69 39 .6391 Boston.. 48 58.453 Chicago. 70 41.631jWash... 46 58 .442 N.York. 7142.628?Detroit.. 40 6SUJ81 St. Louis 52 53.495|PhIla.... 35 7P&18 There Are Times When Murder Seems Justifiable : : : By briggs Schupp Pitches Cards to Victory Over Pirates, 4-2 PITTSBURGH, Aug. 13.?The Ce.rdi I nais defeated the Pirates to-day, 4 to 2, : bunching seven of their hits off Cooper ! in the seventh and eighth innings, when they scored nil their runs. Caton's I error was costly in tho seventh inning and helped tho visitors' scoring. Schupp w? strong in the pinches and might have had a shut-out except for Dil hoefer's error. T)he score: ST. LOUIS (N. L.) | PITTSB?IK3H (N. I.) ah r h po a ci al) r li ]xi ii e Janvrln, lb.fi 0 2 10 0 0 Bigbee, If_411 ,1 10 Ptfhultz, rf.4 o 1 2 0 0 Carey, cf_2 0 1 3 no Stuck, 31>..." 0 3 1 3 0 Houlhw'th if.4 o 1 1 on f?brnsby. ?li.4 1 2 1 2 0 ?'bitted, 3U..4 0 0 2 2 1 Mcllcnry. lf.4 1 1 3 0 0 Ctitsltaw, 2b.3el 3 2 0 Lavan. Ht...3 0 0 1 2 0! (')rlmni. lb. ..301 0 10 Hcathc'e, if 4 1 1 3 0 0 ?Nicholson ..loo o o o ?'hoofer, 0.4 1 1 ? l i! Cat?n, es_4 00 1 4 1 Behupp D. .4 0 1 0 2 0|Haeffno?, C..4 0 1 4 10 I i.Srhnil.lt ...0 0 0 0 0 0 Cooper, p_s? 1 3 0 3 0 I tliarbaro _1 o 1 0 0 0 Totals ,.3? 4 12 27 10 l| ToL&ls ....332927142 ?Batted for Grimm in ninth Inning. tl-tnn for Maeffner in ninth Inning. tBatl^d for Cooper in ninth inning. St. LoUls. 00000022 0 ? 4 Pittsburgh... 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0--2 Two-baso hits? Stuck, Janvrin. Three bus'' hitji?Janvrln, Hornsby. Stolon baso ??Bigbee. Sacrifices? McHenry, Lavan, (2), Bigbee, Carey. Double play?Bigbee, Wnllted, Cutshaw ami ??rimni. Loft on bases?St. LouIr, 11: Pittsburgh. 8. Bases on balls- Off Schupp, 2; off Cooper, 2. Si ruck out?By Schupp, 3; by Cooper, 3. Winning pltbher Sot'unp: losing pttchor, Oooper. ' Umpires-?Quigley and O'Day, Timo of saino?1 :40. Athletics and Red Sox Divide Double-Header PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 13.?C. Walk? er's home run in the eighth inning gave the Athletics the victory in the first game of to-day's double-header with the Boston Red Sox, 3 to 1, but Myers held the locals to five scattered hits in the second game and the visi? tors won, 7 to 0. Perry allowed only two hits in the first game, but one of them was a home run by Scott, which tied tho score in the first half of the eighth. The scores: FIRST G AMU BOSTON (A. 1.1 1'I!1I,A1>I0IJ'IIIA (A. L.) ah r li po a el ah r h pu a 0 VIH. ab.300 3 ,3 OlWolcll, rf....3 11 J! 0 0 ?Karr '.10 0 0 0 0 Oyka?. 2b_200 1 3 0 ftrailY, 21).. 3 0 0 4 3 ol?.'. Walltcr, lf.4 2 2 n no tSeliatlR ....100 0 OOP1, WnlliiT.rf.301 3 00 Mi-nnsky. lf.,4 0 0 8 0 OlDiiirnn. 3b. ..3 0 1 1 10 Hopper, rf. .3 0 1 3 i OlFliaimon, sa. ..401 o f? o Mcfnnis, lb..2 0 0 0 2 OlPerkllis, p_300 6 o o Scott, as_311 3 4 OiOrlffln, lh...Jl0 112 0 0 l'.alley. cf.. .3 00 0 0 O? Puny, P.30 1 0 2 0 Wallers. <-...:? 0 n 2 1 i?i ,1<>?iPc>. p_2 0 0 0 1 0? ?Foster .OH o o 0! Totals .. .2S 1 2 24 15 0| Totals .. .27 3 8 27 12 0 ?Batted for Vltt In ninth Inning. t Untied for .loiir-H In ninth inning. ?Hattisd for Brady in ninlh inning. Boston .o o o o o n o 1 0?1 Philadelphia.. 0 0 0 o 0 1 0 2 *?3 Homo riirir??Scotl. C. Walker. Stolen bases?Shannon, Dykes. Sacrifice hits -? M?lnnjs, Dykes (2). Double plays Vitt and Mctnnis; .Iones, Scott anil Mclnnlp. Loft on bases?Boston, 2; Philadelphia, 7. Bases on balls?Off .Iones, 4; off Perry, 1. Bit by I'ltchrr?liy .Jones (Mugnn). Strui-k out - By Perry, 7. Umpires?Chill ami Owens. Time?1:18. SECOND fiAMR BOSTON (A. L.) I PHILADELPHIA (A. I.) ah r h im a si ab r h po a e ! Vltt, 31?. ...5 1 1 0 4 lit Welch rf_40 1 3 0 0 ! liiadv, 2b. ..4 2 3 I 2 1 Pykd." 2b....400 1 31 MtmoaKy, If.5 1 1 1 o ol c. Walker, lf.4 0 0 O 0 0 Hooper, rf . 4 1 2 0 OOP. Walter er.4 0 1 0 0 0 Melnsila, lh.3 0 113 1 i>: linean, 31). ..401 0 !? 0 Peon, ?s .,10 1 2 2 0 Kliannon, B3..4 0? S 2 0 Me.Natly. Ha.0 0 0 1 1 0 PorKllU, O...10 0 4 10 firlifuig. e. .20 1 [I 8 0 8i)"l?Js, C.10 0 2 10 ?alley, cf.,41 1 0 0 0 (Mitin, lb...30014 Oil Myers, p..,4 1 1 0 3 0 Naylor, p_10 0 0 80 I Moose, p.2 0 1 0 2 0 Totals ..35 7 11 27 10 l! Totala ....320527171 Boston. 012 4 0000 0?7 Philadelphia, oooooooo o?o Two-base hit?Schang. Sacrifi?e hit? I Mclnnis. Left on bases?Boston, 0; Phila? delphia, 0. Bases on balls?Off Myers, 1; off Moor?, 4. Hits?Oft Naylor, 0 In 3 1-3 Innings; off Moore, 2 in 5 2-3 innings. Si ruck out?By Myers, 9: by Naylor, 3; by Moore, 3. Wild pitch?Moore. Losing pitcher?Naylor. Umpires ? Owens and Chili. Time?1:30. Eastern League Worcester, 9? Albany, 1. Hartford, 4: Wftterbury, 3 (1st). Watefb?ry, 3; Hartford. 1 (2d). ? Springfield, 4; Bridgeport, 0 (1st). Bridgeport, 8; Springfield. 1 (2d). PiUefleld, 0; New Haven. 5 (1st). Plttsfleld. 3; Now- Haven, 1 (2d). Southern Association Atlanta, 4; Nashville, 3. New Orleans, 7; Memphis, 4 (1st game). New Orleans, 10; Memphis, 0 (2d game). Birmingham. 12; Little Rock, 10. Chattanooga-Mobile (rain). American Association Minneapolis, tl Indianapolis, 2. I Columbus. 8; Milwaukee. 1. Louisville. 0; Pt. Paul, 2. Wneas City. 8; Toledo, 7. <5? Gmnt?andRice (Copyright, 1020, Nero York Tribune Inc.) After AU After all?? Just playing out the game, Getting your share of both the rise and fall, Getting your portion of the praise and blame, With both the jeering and the cheering rife, But not too much of cither on one spin, Is something in this little whirl called life, Before at last the darhiess gathers in. After all? / wonder now end then If one' can't go too far without a fall, Or rise too quickly from the ranks of men And. thereby miss the beauty of the game Which rests on struggle, heart ache and defeat, . As well as victory, success or fame, Before, the mixture ever stands complete. After all? 0 , Don't you admiro the wight And often sing his praises over all Who fought his way through hell to find the light Who had to fight each yard beyond the gate That opened zvido upon a greater r?le, Facing whatever future might await In the full knowledge lie had proved his soul? Those who saw Ted Ray battle in the open championship in 1913 were sure he had tho same stance, tho samo swing and the same mighty mold. Yet there was something strangely unfamiliar which baffled them for some-time, until the secret at last came out. Ho had switched pipes for a change. Coming From Behind Great praise has always been given the entry who comes from behind, but we still insist that the front runner carries the greater burden. It is for this reason that Giant chances to win the National League pennant became good when McGraw at last got his machine under way and the team scrambled, out of the quicksand. Brooklyn and Cincinnati, battling for the lead since April, had a lot taken out of them "by August. When two entries are hooked over the long route in a heartbreaking scrap it is with no cheerful soul that either observes a stranger suddenly horning in with a chance to pass both. The effect at times is extremely depressing. On the other side of it, the entry that first figures he is whipped to a creamy froth and then suddenly discovers he has a good chance after all is spurred on with a winning determination that is hard to batter down. When the Braves hit that spurt in 1914 a double wired trench manned with machine guns and protected by shrapnel couldn't drive them back into the old life of shame. I How Many? A number of wagers were made back in March and April that "Babe" Ruth wouldn't make forty home runs. A number of others were mado that he wouldn't turn in fifty. The first batch have already paid up, or have been requested to do the same. The second batch who bet against fifty are in a highly nervous state. Every time they hear a loud noise you can see them flinch. They seem to Lear a baseball crashing against something large and round. The "Babe" is now on his* way back to the Polo Grounds where his greatest damage has occurred. With seven weeks left in which to lean against right and left handed pitching, it is almost a certainty that he will move on past the fifty total. What his final mark will be is interesting more people than the number of electoral votes Harding or Cox will get. Any number of duffers follow an open golf championship just to see the stars pop into a bunker. It is an extremely soothing sight to those who spend four-fifths of their time jousting in the sand-filled troughs. "Do you consider Roush a star outfielder?" writes L. K. F. A good outfielder, but not to be classed with Speaker, Cobb, Sheckard, Lange, Keeler, Fred Clarke or many others for all around value. For example, no keen judge of play would ever pick him for any all-star outfield of the present day. It is the intentional pass rule?not the pitcher?who comes in for condemnation. If you Were a pitcher with the possibility of $5,000 world I series money headed your way and Ruth was up with runners on second ! and third, would you pass him or give him a chance? Figuring it out! from the other fellow's angle frequently ends the argument. The main trouble is that only an odd soul here and there in any class believes the ether fellow has a viewpoint even worth considering. If Tris Speaker wins a pennant and leads his league in batting at one and the same time, future athletes will have a target to shoot at just a trifle beyond tiw. ??diuary affair. Just a trifle. McDonald Suits Johnson as Head Of Commission CHICAGO, Aug. 13.?Discussion of tho possible successor to August Herr? mann for tho chairmanship of the Na? tional Baseball Commission sprung up anew here to-day With the mention of Superior Court Judge Charles A. Mc? Donald, of Chicago, as a likely candi? date. "1 think Judge McDonald would make a good man for the position," said President Johnson of the American League, but refused to say whether McDonald's selection was likely. John? son said he was ready to choose the chairman any time and wjas only wait? ing on President Heydler of the Na? tional League to state his preference. Judge McDonald said to-day he could not discuss the report that his; selec? tion was under discussion, nor would ho say whether he would accept the position were it offered him. He is an ardent baseball fan. He was elected to the Superior Court bench in l'.UO and re?lected in 1916. "It's Too Hol to Fight," Reich's Latest Excuse "It's too hot to fight!" Paraphrasing a popular slogan before America's entry into the World War, Al Reich offered this novel excuse yes? terday for his refusal to ko through with his scheduled twelve-round bout with Frank Moran, the blond Pitts burgher, at tho Armory A. A., Jersey City, Monday night. Reich's " run-out " necessitated a Change in the program, and three ten round bouts were promptly arranged. Jack Burke, the latest heavyweight sensation, will meet Frankie Jordan, of Staten Island; Jack Pollack, the New Orleans heavyweight, will tackle "Red" Lynch, of Jersey City, and Dave Rosen? berg, former amateur welterweight champion, will take on "Red" Allen, of Brooklyn. Tesreau's Bears to Meet Bronx Giants To-day Jeff Tesreau's Bears are planning to play three games in two days. To? morrow afternoon they will mix at Dyekman Oval, near the Dyckman Storeet subway station, wit!, the Philadelphia Giants. In the first game of the doubla bill to-morrow the Bears will meet the Guaranty nine. This afternoon the Bears will attempt to sharpen their claws on Heinie Zim? merman's Bronx Giants in a battle that will be for blood. The contest is tho second in a series of semi-pro cham? pionship games and there is a stake of $1,000 for the winner. Zim's boys won the first s?et-to by a score of 2?0. Colonels Rl?kttGood LOUISVILLE, Aug. 13.- After the regular g?me of July 24 between Toledo and Louisvill?; the two teams finished out ?the protested (rame <;? June 23, Which President Mickey or? dered resumed from the sixth inning on. Louisville confirmed its right to the gam? by adding one run to its total, while Toledo got none, the final score thus being 3 to 1. ;-? Two Dodger? Recalled The Brooklyn club has recalled Out? fielder Wallace P. Hood from the Salt Lake City club of th? Pacific Coast League, and Outfielder Horace T. Al? len, of the New Orleans club of the Southern Association. Rain Hails White Sox DETROIT, Aug. 13.?A heavy rain? storm caused the calling of to-day's game, between Chicago and Detroit at the beginning of the sixth inning, with the score a 3-3 tire. Two games will be played to-morrow. Five Leading Batters hi Two Big Leagues NATIONAL LEAGUE Player, Club (?. VU. K. II. PC. Horimby. St. Louis. 105 110 ??7 151 .37*1 Rovisli, Cincinnati. .100 87!) 551 12? .as1} ?. Smith. St. I,ou!it. 71 3??5 46 81 .S?!) WUtiini?, PMbt. . .103 tit (13 13* .3'iil Uonctcliy, Brkljrn.. 1)5 304 43 117 ;m AMERICAN LEAGUE Player. Club. (?. AB. B. IL PC. ft?Hler, 8t. Loni*.. .lOfl ISO f)l 178 ,404 Speaker, ClevelantMOft 101 90 103 .4??3 Juek*on, CUieitiro. .100 41'i 00 lfiO .3,1* Ruth. New York.. 107 340 133 131 .3*5 E. ColUn?, rhic.iKO.110 420 80 134 .350 Speaker Fans, With Tying Run On Second Base Mays Refuses to Pass Cleve? land Leader and New Yorkers Make It 4 in Row From a Special Correspondent CLEVELAND, Aug. 13.- The Yankees move another full game closer to the lead this afternoon by scoring their fourth consdcutiv'e triumph over the Indians. The score was 4 to 3 and Cleve? land had tho tying run on second base in the ninth inning with Tris Speaker at bat. No one could have questioned Carl Mays's courage if he had passed the Indian leader, but he elected to pitch to him instead, and with the game, and possibly the pennant, hang? ing in the balance, he fanned the American League's most prolific hitter. Aproximateiy 18,000 customers were present when hostilities started, with Slim l?ay Caldwell on the rnound for the Indians. The entire 18,000 groaned in unison when Ruth and Pratt both singled after two were out in the first, hut calmed down again when Lewis fanned for the third out. Jamieson Opens Fire Iluju'gins started Battling Bob Shawkey in opposition to th? Salamanca Sliver. "Jimmy" Jamieson opened lire on the ex-gob with an infield single, which Derrill Pratt scooped up too late for a play at first. Chapman sacrificed and Speaker walked. Both runners moved up while Shaw key was to33ing Smith's tap to Tipp, and with runners on second and third and two out, Shawkey purposely passed Larry Cardner to an accompaniment of raspberries, freely interspersed with the larger and more reverberating loganberry. This bit of pitching strat? egy brought Billy Wambsgans to bat, and tho official goat of the series end? ed the inning by grounding out to Pratt. Again in the second the Yankees threatened and a?.;ain they were turned hack runless. Wally Pipp opened the Inning with a line single to right, and lingered on first while Ping Bodies fannsY"*. Chapman grabbed Ruel's frisky grounder in back of second and heaved it lo Wamby for a force out on Pipp, and a moment later Chappy backed out into short left, to snag Bob Shaw key's liner with one clutching paw. A fine drizzle was falling at the time, but the. threatened storm had ap? parently passed over when Ruth came to bat with two out in the third and vus more or less intentionally passed, Caldwell making no apparent effort to gel the ball over after the count had re iched three and two. Pratt came through with a double to the right field wall, and Ruth scored all the way from first. Lewis's long fly to Jamieson ended the inning. The Indians inado a determined, bid for a run in their half but fell short. With one out Ray Chapman banged a vicious liner down the third base line, -which caromed off Aaron Ward's ankle for a double. lie advanced to third on Speaker's long fly to Ruth and w-;is left stranded there when Elmer Smith. Shawkey's pet aversion, likewise hoisted io the Babe. Speaker Makes Strenuous Kick Larry Cardner walked in the Indians' half of the fourth and moved around to third on ' successive infield outs. Shawkey's first pitch to O'Neil was a perfect strike, and as he wound up for his next delivery the batter stepped out of the box. Shawkey checked his motion and Speaker came bouncing out of the Cleveland du^-out to claim a balk. He argued and fussed and held up the game for more than two minutes. After the rumpus ha?l sub? sided O'Neil fined to Peck for the third out. Shawkey led off for the Yanks in tho fifth and slapped a long lino single into left. lie advanced to second on Ward's sacrifice and scored on Peckin 'pa?gh's triple to center. Ruth waa purposely passed, but Caldwell pitched to Pratt and struck him out. This" brought Lewis to bat, and the old fox cracked a double to right, chasing Peck across. Ruth again tried to score from first but he was caught at the plate on Johnston's fine relay of Elmer Smith's throw. With one down in the seventh in? ning, Caldwell drew a pass. Jamieson followed With a single to center, send? ing Caldwell to third, whence he scored on Chapman's sacrifice iiy to Bodie. (N)ice cool clothes be fore you melt away for the week-end ! Open until 12. j Rogers Peet Company Broadway Broadww at 13th St. "Four at 34th S?; Convenient Broadway Corners" Fifth Ave, at Warren at 4ist St, The Score KEjW YOt;;< (A. T, ! ?'l.KVKI.A.YD (A, ti) W,ir?l. 9b.. .4 0 n, if. S (I ? \\ V ..'? 5 1 IS 2 0 Chipm??. ?.sol j ?? rtuili. rf...3 1 i 5 0 o'8dm*ct rf...4 00?i? Pratt, 21....4 1 -i 2 rf ?11 I fl 1, ?? J-, If. ..4 S> 2 J. - '.: |0?t 1 li ? niT. lb_80 1 !? 9 0|W?m?r??. 2b 3 1 l in Bod -, at. .4 'i 0 1 . ?j. 401 ? j? Rue), 0.4 0 1 4 1 0!O'Neill, c ...4 0 0 T ?? fihawkey, j>.J!! 1 0 2 . r?..JM!> o }? Mava. p_HO 0 0 0 0j*Ur*Iiey .090 0 I? Totals ..83 4 10 27 10 0] Total? ....3037371?? 'Batted for Caldwell is? ninth inr.in*. i New York....O o 1 n 2 n 0 l ?j-j Cleveland ....0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0_| Two-base hit*?Pratt (2), I^wl?, Chap. m.nn, Wambiganss Three hap?, hit?-Pwfc. Inpaugh. Sacrifice??Ward, Mays, Chap. ?nun (2), VVambsKanag. Double play? Chapman, Wanibsganss ?nd Jornnton. t.. i? on bas? - y..-.v y,irk. 7: Clevelaad % Bases on balle ? !ff Shawkey, 6; oft Mat? 1, (?rr Caldwell, 2 Off h-hawkey, ? in 7 1-3 innlogs: ?.iff Mays, none in i \'\ Innings. Hl< by pitcher?By CaldWtti ? Struck h ? wkey, i. ?>? Maya, .1: by Cal>tvell, 6. Wirning pitcher Rhawkey. Umpires?Ndilsn and Connolly Tim? Aaron Ward dashed the Cleveland hopes for a big rally by snatching ?Speaker's high bounder arid throwing it to first for the third out. The local hopes were da?hed some more in the eighth. After Ruth's d? mise at first Del Pratt unleashed his third hit of the gam?-?, this one a dou? ble to center. Duffy Lewis spun t single over second, scoring Pratt, and made second on Smith's uncalled-for throw to the plate. There the rally petered out. however. Pspp fannir.gand Bodie grounding to Gardner. Elmer Smith led off the Indians' half with a sin^el to center. Ruth made a spectacular catch of Larry Gardner's long foul and with ? fine : throw to second held Smith at first Wamby then poled a double to left and with runrsers on second and third Doc Johnston scored both runs with i a single to center. With the tyin? ' run on ?irst, Shawkey gave way to Carl ; Mays. The underelung slabster wasvrildat the start and pitched two consecutive ? wide oner, to O'Neil. Then he settled ? down, however, and fanned the Indian j catcher after the count had reached three and two. Johnston tried to ? steal as O'Neil swung and was doubled ' up at second on Ruel's tiae p??g to | Peck. | Jack Graney batted for Caldwell in the Indians' half of the ninth anddrcwa . pass. Jamieson tried to sacrifie but : failed and ultimately fanned. Chop j man then grounded out to Pratt, j bringing Speaker to bat with the tying run on second. It looked like : a go??d place to pass the league's lead | ing hitter, but .Mays pitched to him ! and struck him out. Murphy Out for Six Weekl CLEVELAND, Aug. 13. Tommy Mur i phy, of Poughkeepsie, N. Y., prominent ! harness horseman, who was injured ; yesterday at North Randall, may be able to resumo charge of his stable j within six weeks if no unexpoctfd in ternal complications set in, Dr. Frank ; i'. Corrigan, attending physiela?, an i nounced to-day after a thorough ?xam ? ?nation. Mr. Murphy's injuries con ; sist of three broken ribs ?md a fracture ?f the sttcroiliac (posterior) wall of the pelvis. st es Final Redaction?Our Entire Stock of Straw Hais, Panamas and Bangkoks Included, at Half Original Price Weber an? 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