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THE SUN, SUNDAY, AUGUST 6, 1916.
Pugilists Who Win Combats Decisively Held in Greater Esteem Than Those Who Triumph Through Boxing Skill
FAME COMES TO BOXERS WITH THE PUNCH WHOSE CYCLONIC ATTACK MADE THEM HEROES IN FISTIC WORLD.
SPORTING GOSSIP
By TOM McNULTY
HIM WHO CAN
LAND K. 0. BLOW
Novel's Possessing lioavy
Punch Invariably Win
Public's Approval.
SIMJVAN'S 1IEXOWN
DIMMED JJY FIGURES
ny tub vr.Tun.ur.
From the early days of creation the
man of power has been held In eateom,
and the man who linn exerted til n physt
tl form In the overthrow of his fop has
been particularly llonlieil. When David
hit (lollath In the forehead with a atone
hurled from a sling, he, not only exhibited
the contml nnd speed of a Walter John
ion, hut he endeared himself to his peo
ple by the removal of the much feured
Slant.
History Is full of Instance of men he
coming heroet through some feat of
daring or skill, and he who hns delivered
r. telling blow at the psychological mo
ment h.is Invarlnbly been placed on the
peilctnl of popular favor.
It In therefore not surprising that the
surlllsts who have won their combats
decisively are held In greater esteem
than thoe who triumph through all
round boxlnir skill,
The boxer with the punch 1ias always
been the favorite with thoso who patron
Iza roped squat e contests, and doubtless
tlnnvs will be.
There Is something so spectacular
about the tighter who sweeps his oppo.
r.rnt down with n cyclonic attach nnd
without giving nn opportunity for even
a counter that the public accords him
f.rit place In the pugilistic parade.
fttilllviin n Knorkrront.
The truth of this nsscrtlton haa been
roved by the popularity of (lantern of
the Sullivan. Mcdovern, Ketchcl, Fltx
slmmons type, who In their prime held
the centre of the puylllatlc stage against
all corner.
True, the Jim Corhetts, Abe Attels,
Jim Drlseolla, Jimmy Wildes and nil the
other brilliantly scientific boxers who
tnnlh the onlookers with their mar
lellous rklll will always have, their fol
ios Inc. but when they lire contrasted
with th; eataiuiltlc hltterH of the arena,
they aro relegated to the rear.
A review of the knockout records of
ancient and modern battlers discloses
some Interesting and surprising farts.
Home tighter who certainly could
punch with destructive effect nnd have
always been rated as slugKcrs are far
rehtnd In actual execution many boxers
who were not feared as heavy punchers.
In considering the exploits of the big
Qucensdierry ordnance. It Is quite natu
ral that the case of John I Sullivan
rhnuld como first. The Hoston Strong
Hoy ha been pictured In the history of
puelllsm as the greatest knockerout of
all time. Hurtmr his caieer, Sulllvnn en
tared In thirty-live set battles, and In
the? he stopped eighteen of his oppo
rests with knockout punches, or about
50 per cent, of his adversaries.
Several Vlrtlma Omitted. ,
tt Is rot unlikely that many of his
victim wero omitted from the records
for the rcacon that they were toppled
over In Impromptu matches under the
plan of offering $50 In ono night stands
to any ono staying four rounds with
Sullivan. It cannot ho denied that there
wns l'ttle credit due for beating the
frichtcned novices who thus fought to
eirn the money offered, Of the
rugllltt that Sullivan stopped In actual
rlr.c rontesls the bet were Paddy Ryan
and Jake Kllraln, who hardly measured
up to tho standard of the men later
champions wero compelled to meet for
their titles.
Jim r-uiuvan met ana vannutsnen tne
rr KOn,i men or nin time i eicr
Jackson. Frank Slavln. Joe Ooddard and
Htzslrr.tnor.s h!s record would look
much more formldible than It Is. Sig
nificance attaches to tho fact that the
Brat of the great lighters of Sullivan's
time that he met In the ring (Jim Cor
tett) not only beat him, but stopped
him In twenty-one rounds.
There h no doubt that Sulltvan was a
hard hitter and that If he landed square
ly It was curtains for his opponent, but
the trouble seems to have been thnt
Sullivan was unable to connect with the
Jsae of any man of real cleverness.
Jnclaon I'eer of 'Km All.
A striking example of Sullivan's In
(ffeetieiies against clever men was
n' Inability to stop Charley Mitchell In
tMrty-nlt.o rounds nnd was glad to have
the bout called n draw. In substance,
Sullivan bad the punch, hut was unable
to land ixcept on boxers of llttlo Pklll.
rVdlvs w.is a poor boxer himself and
nrndcd fcolely on strength and his
rush,
Of all the heavyweights of the period
In ih!ch Sullivan flourished the great
est kne kout hitter was I'eter Jackson,
"hi In addition to his punching power,
ai also an accomplished boxer.
Jsckson Aould umiuestlonably have put
Bull'van to sleep had ho been able to
Indu e tl.ii American champion to meet
B,m In the ring, hut Sullivan rigidly
driw tt, e . ilnr line In the case of Jack
m, thougli ho was not averse to a bout
!lh nl (liorgo (ipclfroy,
'' ' "nn won tho heavywolght cham
r 'i ip Australia and Kngland by
r' ' out the rugged Fr.ink Slavln
in tin rounds In the National Sporting
Huti of London. In thirty-live buttles,
'!u-i..irly enough the same, number
S'll iti engaged In, Jackson scored
''"'-e gnt knockouts, noirly a perfect
core
b Hp dfillnlng days of his career
w ' lit. ockul out In three rounde
"Y J i Jtlfrles,
I'rtrr n Mnrvel.
In h
pi me Jiickhon wiih tho greatest
" 1 "l in the gaum and would
hie bet, t,n lii.unploii of Iho world'
hiiil he uii iiblu to get Sullivan Into
the i u
Viai n point of effectiveness wns
H'lu-rt F isiinmnns, the freckled fury
of thu rnp. d pimtn, who was the moat
flftnilie hitter In the history of tho
Rlne, DmihtlcsH FllzHliumoiiH'B work as
blailiMiiith had much In do with the
'lmirjm,.t of hla hitting powers, but
In any iint. the ( 'ornlsliman could hit
lh rilost blow with Ihu least appar
ent ix.Ti on of any man lit the ring.
Ill k 'nn would Iruvi'l le than a foot
t? ' ' a nnd ilm recipient of the "tap"
B id not Kgaln his m-iisch for Heveral
inu.iii.M. Tliu renson I rail Fltz a sclen
II" i "-or Ih that he almost luvarlubly
' "T'1 vt 'I strategy to effect nn opening
'" ' i I'tiockout v"I"'H. Ills favorlto
Mow w s the, lift shift In the pit of the
t'imnrif followed at once with an up.
perc-ut to tho chin with the same hand.
Ills manner of getting the opening for
hi left shift can beu be dewribtd by
reference to the fourteenth round of hi
contest with Jim Corbctt nt Carson.
When It Is set forth that Corbctt was
the ctlcverest defensive heavyweight
slr.ee Jem Maco was In his prime. It will
be understood that Kltx was extremely
clever In obtaining openings for his
heavy shots. As a boxer Fits did not
compare with Corbett. and the Cornish
man was nn one knee taking the count
In the sixth, blood flowing from mouth
and nose ns n result of Corbett's light
ning like Jabs. Hut Fltsslmmona, In
addition to his punching ability, had re
markable recuperative powers, and In a
few rounds he had completely regained
his strength. Then It was he began to
calculate on the possibility of hitting
Corbett In the body, for the man who
had sidestepped I'ctcr Jackson's hardest
shots for sixty-one rounds was not to
be walloped on the Jaw by Fltz or any
one else not oven Sullivan.
After rating along till the fourteenth
rnnnri- Mt which HfnA tho fim.A harl hn.
run In tell nn rnrhrtt Vlt ilnrlA hla I
strategic move to reach Corbett's body.
The Cornlshman began to swing at Cor
bett's head, the glove going over the
Ciillfornlan's pompadour. Corbett's
guard, usually high, was raised at once,
the Callfornlnn getting the Impression
that Flti was aiming for the Jaw.
Pits' Greatest Blow.
The freekleil rhnn .Bteilns few more
' fake rights, and then feinted as If about
to let another swing go. v went Cor
bett's guard, but Fltx. Instead of letting
the right go, shifted, shoving his left
foot forward and bringing him so close to
Corbett that he was enabled to drive his
left hand Into the pit of hli opponent's
stomach. Corbett's head camo forward
ns ho doubled, and Fltx uppercut the
chin with his left, sending Corbett to
the canvas.
Thnt Is the blow with which Fltz won
a majority of his great battles, Kuhlln,
Sharkey and Maher all being treated
to It.
FItx had forty-eight battles and won
thlrty-thrco by knockout, a heavy per
centage. Sharker and Maher.
Teter Maher. while a heavy hitter.
was the antithesis of Fltz. The Cornish-
mnl, eij(ml htrUck a swing blow, he de-
pending on hooks. Jabs and uppercuts.
Maher. on the other hand, was purely n
Maher. on the other hand, was purely a
Bivlnger nnd ho lacked the cunning and
science of the champion.
Mnher landed largely through luck, but
when he did hit his man It was curtains.
The Irish chnmplon had but twenty-four
knockouts to his credit In a total of
seventy-eight battles.
Tom Sharkey fought on the same plan
that Mnher did, but tho sailor was more
combative nnd would tnkn a beating
without a murmur, while Teter nt times
(Inclined to continue If the going was
too hard.
Sharkey hnrt a good percentage of
thlrty-flvo knockouts In fifty-three battles,
his speed an(j recuperative powers nn
ubllng him to finish many an opponent
who outclassed him In skill.
Although Jack Johnson hardly be
longs In the knockout class, yet his rec
ord Is nearly ns good ns that of Maher.
The negro had eighteen knnckouti In
seventy-two battles.
I.nuicforil nest at Landing; K. O.
Sam I.angfnrd leads the list In the
matter of knockouts, but as many of
these wero achieved while In the lighter
classes nnd ns he hns engaged In 175
battles his perrenatge Is not so good as
that of the other heavies. However, the
tar baby In science nnd accuracy of hit
ting compares very favorably with Fltz.
Octtlns Into tho middleweight division,
Stnnley Ketchcl was far In ndv.inro of
all thn others ns to effective hitting.
Ketchcl wns not a sparrer, hut his Judg
ment of distance wus so good nnd his
nrrurncy of aim so perfect ho seldom
missed the target. Added to these quali
ties was thn ferocity of n tiger, which
Willi wonderful speed and .strength en
abled him In beat down thn guard of the
cleverest boxer nnd drive homo a, knock
out punch. Ho never failed to thrill the
spectators and was a pronounced favorite.
Ketch scored forty-two knockouts In
llfly-cluht battles.
DaroF Going Strong.
If Ies Darcy, the sensational boxer
nnd ptmchor of Australia, maintains his
present gait ho will on (dims nil others
ns tn effective hitting. He has had hut
thirty-one battles since) he started box
ing nnd everv one scheduled for twenty
rounds, nnd few went the limit. In sev
enteen Instances he ended the bout with
u knockout,
Tommy Itjnn was both n clever boxer
and a heavy hitter, and while he won a
majority of his 111! battles on points hn
managed to stop Ihlrty-sevcn of his op
ponents, Frank Klaus, who won the middle
weight championship of tho world fol
lowing the death of Ketchcl In 191ft, was
also a heavy hitter, with 21 knockouts
In fcR buttles, among his victims being
the great Carpentler nnd Hilly Papkn nt
a time when the Illinois Thunderbolt
hehl a belt given to him by the French
Federation if Iloxlng, which was said
to be emblematic of the world's middle
weight championship.
Oeorge Chip, who succeeded Klaui aa
champion, performed the rcmarkatla feat
m?Sm&v uokmm mm manager
'MZJ I ON THE WARPATH
' .llllllllllllllllllllllllHillllBS xtj
of knocking out Klaus twtoa Inside of
six rounds.
Chip also put many other good ring-
stcrs to sleep.
Joe walcott mi undoubtedly the
heaviest hitter who ever held the welter
championship, but he fought 14S battles.
Including some of the toughest men In
the middle and heavy division, and his
percentage of knockouts was naturally
cut down.
McCay'a Dangeroaa Wallos).
Although Kid McCoy, who never wns
really more than a middleweight, was an
excellent defensive boxer, he also packed
i dangerous wallop, as witness his 47
knockouts In 105 battles.
Jack Dillon's victims are confined for
tho most part to the heavies, the lighter
men having given tho Hnosicr a great
deal of trouble. Considering the appella
tion of "Manklller," Dillon's record of 34
knorlcouts In 150 bouts la not Impres
sive. In considering the lightweight class
the name of Lavlgne, the Michigan Wild
c.it, naturally comes first, and here Is
presented one of the greatest surprises of
the history of the ring, Lavlgne, who
wns a terrlflo puncher of the swinging
variety and a rushing, tornadlc battler,
engaged In 42 battles during his career
and In that time he achieved 7 knock
outs. The explanation Is that the light
weight class at that time Included some
of the cleverest sparrers that ever en-
erei a ring, among them Kid McPart-
land, Frank Erne, Young Orlffo, Spike
Sullivan, Oeorge McFadden and others.
It was almost Impossible for a rusher
and swinger to land on them, and 11-
vlcne, although he chased McPartland
nnd Uriffn for twenty-five rounds each,
was unable to lay a glove on them with
effectiveness.
Jack McAullffe, who also was a
swinger, did not have, much success with
clever men, although he achieved 1G
knockouts In SS battles.
Dana Ponsrht Walter. '
Joe Onns wns In much the same posi
tion ns Wntcott, fighting big fellows out
of his Hum, Hons fought 165 times.
HTunil only to Ltnngford, and scored 52
knotkouts, Oans was a skilful boxer
and a sharp, accurate hitter.
Terry McOovern by tho fury of his
attack created the Impression that no
man was safe In the ring with him.
Terry's onslaughts were so demoniacal
thnt many boys were carried off their
feet and wero toppled before they had a
chance tn do any boxing at all, This
was tho experience of Pedlar Palmer,
ono of the eluvcrent buliliiina ever lie
veluped In Kngland. McOovern made
the exreltent record of 34 knockouts In
77 battles.
The three greatest knockout expert
In tho lighter classes to-day are Oeorge
Chaney, who Is matohad with Champion
F"isTmmons and Jeffries syff"gt
Kllbane: Charley Whlta and Kid Will
iams. Chaney has the formidable rec
ord of 41 knockouts In fi9 battles. White
has toppled 35 men In 101 bouts and
Williams has put to sleep 41 of his 91
opponents.
Jim Corbett, a man who never claimed
to be a knockout hitter and who de
pended on skill tn win his battles, scored
8 knockouts In 30 attempts.
What Hitter Have Accomplished.
Knock
nouta. outs.
John I Sullivan, heavyweight
champion of America, 1882
to 1802 35 IS
Jack McAullffe. lightweight
champion of America, 1885
to 1891 8 1(
Itobert Fitzalmmons, middle
weight champion of Amer
ica, 1S91 to 1S9C; heavy,
weight champion of Amer
ica, 1897 to 1899 41 S3
Peter Maher, champion of
Ireland 7$ 4
Peter Jackson, heavyweight
champion of Australia and
Kngland 85 28
Sam Langford 178 67
James J. Jeffries, hoavy
welght champion of the
world, 1889 to 1908 21 12
Jack Johnson, heavyweight
champion of tho world,
1908 to 1915 71 18
Joe Cans, lightweight cham
pion of the world, 1902 to
1908 is B3
Stanley Ketchel, middleweight
champion of America, 1907
to 191ft r,8 42
Terry McOovorn, bantam
champion of tho world,
U'JS to 1899; featherweight
champion of America, 1900
to 1901 77 34
Ooorge Chaney 69 41
Kid Williams, bantam cham
pion of the world slnco 1913 1 48
Kid Lavlgne, lightweight
champion of the world,
Uiiii to 1199, and chnmplon
of America, 1894 to IS99.. 41 7
Hattllng Nelson, lightweight
champion of tho world,
190S-1910 84 24
Oeorgo Dixon, bantam chnm
plon of the world, 1881
to 1S92; featherweight
champion of America, 1898-
,90 141 18
Tom fiharkoy, champion
United HI Mo navy (
Kid McCoy, iiilddlowiilght
champion of AiiuiIoa, 189C
3 10S 47
Tommy Uyan, middleweight
champion of America, 1901
tn 1906; welter chnmplon
or America, 1894-1896 ii if
va iTMiiuii, wener cnampien
of America, 101 to 1104.. 145 32
Jack Dillon ISO 34
Les Darcy, middleweight and
light heavy weight champion
of Australia 31 17
George Carpentler, heavy
weight champion of
Europe 73 26
Charlie White 101 35
Frank Klaus, middleweight
champion of the world,
1911-1913 88 21
Oeorge Chip, middleweight
champion of the world,
1913-1914 92 15
BACK TO FIRST LOVE.
Fred Fallon Returns to Ilia Flstle
Discoverer.
Fred Fulton, the Minnesota heavv-'
weight, will henceforth bo looked -after
by Frank Force. theMlnneapoltssportlng
writer. Fulton and the man who has
been looking after his business. Mlko '
Collins, have severed partnership. i
Forse 1. not unknown In San Fran-.
Cisco. About two years ago Force madel
his home there for several months, and ,
during that period he brought out Fred
Pulton In the expectation of putting him
In the four round game. Fulton then,
. . . . . . , . . .
nnu nm uecn ne.ira oi, rorco navum
discovered him and nut the first pair of
gloves on him. Fulton when Force
found him was working as a plasteier
Force, with th true newspaper man's
capacity for giving stories odd twlst,
explained that Fulton's trade would be
a great help to him In the ring.
"Hemline," said Force, "a plasterer,
when he Is working, Is continually
reaching up to put plaster on the cell
ing. It will therefore come very nat
ural for Fulton to reach up and smash
i he other fellow on the Jaw."
MOHAN WANTS TO BET.
Willln to Waiter fB.OOO IT Can
Knock Oat Dillon.
Irritated by the flood of criticism di
rected at him after his poor showing
In his contest with Dillon, Frank Moran
recently announced In a loud tone of
voice that ho I. willing to wager 85,000 c ' . " " l C honed ,h,.t b 1 m
that with eight weeks of training he do betU-r llnanciallv oi? this trtn to
rflvekroui!u.OUt n",0n '
This Is a tacit adm.ss.on by tho IM,- ' Cb C-X. amnio and Cllnloifat.e
burger that he was not properly trained n i, ,,e
when he faced Dillon at Washington exh tlon ns was ,vor .t L ih.
I-ark. a fact that was patent to all who , j, ?" wan T winner at hK0 end bm
saw him. Even the announcement that ,t Z L,ent margin ' 1
ha scaled only 204 pounds did not con- The two colored bovs solli nm.ti,!
vlnce any one that Moran was In con- ,,K0 " !Vf"r their 'even K m
d,HowevePrUt1tPwi,.e T"'' r0 " ' 8,',cleni ' amtalloni o
However, It was not a iiuwllon of , Kvo them that much, and that they got
phjalcal condition that brought about tho enough to get out of town was because
t w nin V. ri,i" . " mna at
..v. v.u, . mswvuvwny,
I
Declares Johnny Is Champion j
and Hendy to Defend Title
at 11C Pounds.
y crtOM COITfTKB.
Possibly that famous feathered song
stress me osiricn minus u is aoingsome-
thing highly original when It buries Its
.. . . . ....
htad In the sand In order to hide from
nn nmv hut (elves Its rnther nrftml.
an enem. but leaxes Its rntner promt-,
nent body In full view. I
Yet In that respect the long necked
. " ...
bird has no advantage over Mike Mc- i
Nutty, the minager of Kewple Krtle. 1
Of course McNuIty does not follow
literally the exnmple of the ostrich, but.
1 makes broad assert ons under the
.... .... .
nil.taKen impress on ,, n0 one else s
in iisses-inn oi me i.icie. ana inui nis
deliverances will be accepted as final
and convincing, -
In reply to comment by my esteemed t
colleague The Veteran In THE Sunday!
Sun of July 9. McNuIty writes: i
'
I want to say Johnny Ertl" haa bean ,
at all times ready to boi Kid Williams ,
and gits Wllllama a return match. Will-
lams has been offered match Aftp mateh .
with i:rtle at the bantamweight limit, but
bar turned down all nrfera to meet Ertla
unlets Ertla would !et htm come In aa a 1
featherweight. I
Hot Springs Offer.
While at Hot Sprlnrt last April Mr. I
IT...... t ...... . . t
, ei i . .
lloili.g Club, made me an offer of 15,500
and per cent, of the gro to box Will
lams tlx rounds at Philadelphia. At that
time Mr IMwarda wired his matchmaker,
who was m Philadelphia, to go to Haiti
more nnd try to sign Williams. I am
sure the offer they mada Williams was
Just ns big us, or possibly a little bigger
than, the one Krtle was to get. Since we
It ft tho East Williams and his new mana-
gir have been sending out all kinds of
r.nort. thst tvti ..in,.. wmi..
reports mat Lrtle refutes to box Williams.
hut the) tay nothlnr about turning down
match after match with the champion,
e.pcrlally the tlx round match at Phlla -
delphla,
McNuIty thus deliberately declares
that Williams wns offered a match by
Harry lMwards of Olympla and re
fused to accept It.
.sow for the facta. Edwards met Mc
Nlllty nnd Krtle, nt Hot SnrlnpH atM nt.
St)
fered Kewnle a fine nhrso to meet
Wllllnmu l llt,lln.l.l-l.l ' V.
murred and -ittei-erf .hot iviin,.L u
n
pouniis.
"Walt till I wlro Williams." said Rd
iror.la u.hn ... .1.. ...
Whno waiting for the' answ' 'V ,wa'
asked McNuIty what the weight wns In
tho St, I'nul bout In which Krtle claimed
to have receded a foul blow. McNuIty
eiiio hi pouiuiH ringside,
"nn'" r",Al'1 KIWRri1',i ""'' dMm
it." ","" . , 0 lt1m "
" s. 'T'" " , '""' W t fou nsk h Im
.,., - , , " " """"'T'
...i" , , " " '''P, . re' ',,,m, Williams
,. " 'l U"!. ""H'moro boy
IV """dn ,ox, ,Firtl - ! round. In
'ell."t.. 1,s, ringside, same
m wf'n i thpJ' box " I""'-
,,," ' n"nen Kdwards
0 Iromlnent PO'Hs men who
..v.',1'1,
i0 liout. excent at ,t vr
vnit. i "
'V , 0H ,lms 11,0 'ro,'"ry to
V. n !!," . 'Um W' llBm" f"r
Ingunlous, though not entliely Ingciuious.
Hyndlontlnit a llozer.
Illchle Mitchell, the Milwaukee light,
has been syndicated. A cluster of capi
talists have divided Mitchell Into 1.000
shaics nt 10 a sharo, and these will be
disposed of to those, who consider It a
good Investment. The receipts will be
ummI In pointing Mitchell to a match
for tho lightweight title. Of course,
Mitchell will bo compelled tn heat all
IiIh opponents from now till ho gets the
tltlo match In order to keep his stock
ut par.
Old Joo Jcannctte, ono of tho greatest
heavyweights In the game during his
prime, la going to box I'nrky Flynn at
nocnesier i-nu.iy nigiit, n will not be
I'in0 "l" ,v'ru there wero generous
i wnen tne not -wis panned.
Seeing that ao many scribes have re
minded Wllbert noblnson that he hasn't
a shortstop we wonder where the Itohlns
would be If they had one.
Oeorge Stalllngs must think CIov.
Tener Is very unfair for not allowing
George Stalling) to umpire his own
games. What a battle Oawgo would
have with himself If he was allowed to!
If they can't check bean balling by
giving the batsman two bases why not
give the pitcher six months In the
cooler?
We notice the Detroit Americans have
algned up a rookie pitcher named Couch.
For Hughle Jennings's sake we hope the
rest of the team don't go to sleep on him.
It now develops that they sold Frank
Schulte to tho Pirates so that he and
Honus Warner could talk over old times.
We note that the Pittsburg horsemen
are going to hold a meeting without bet
ting. Sort of a mlntless mint Julep, ch?
Dear Tom (1) Is a pasted ball an error
or not? (!) Is the run seored by a ri-"l
hall earned or not? (J) Man on third base,
batter has two atrlken. next pitch I. a
strike, but tho batter tnls.es It and ball
geta away from the catcher. Man from
third acores. la the run earned or not?
(1) No; If you mean catcher Is of-1
flclally charged with an error In addition
to being charged with a passed ball.
(2) It Is not an earned run. (.1) No !
earned run unless batter struck at wild
pitch.
Dear Tom Men on bases and dangerous
batter up. Pitcher wants to walk htm.
catcher etepi nut of raicher'a box. la the
batter allowed lo atrlke at the ball?
n. a. b.
If catcher steps out of box a ball
should be called on the pitcher and all
the runners advance. If a man were on
third he would score.
Dear Tom Would you pleas let me
know through your column the address of
the American Wheelmen Club?
A CONSTANT RRADBR.
Sorry, but I haven't It,
Dear Tom Do the Otanta ntav any doti.
hte headers the week of Aug-uat 7? When'
The only double header scheduled for
Giants for the week of August 7 Is with
St. Louts on Wednesday, August 8.
Dear Tom la there ativ nlaea In V.w
Jer.ey that you know ot where a party of
,,'o,,0c,rinll,-oprnehwe.,om.,"wbeS;e
mall game hunting la permitted and near
unit amall stream where boating and bath
ing are permitted
FIVE OAMF. ENTHUSIASTS.
Try Palisades Interstate Park. He.ir
Mountain Is a good camping ground. No
hunting allowed, though. Oct permit
from Palisades Interstate Commission,
M llroadway, .New York.
D,r Tom Jnnea pltchlnr. scora 5 to 0
, ""'"V h,m- ,i,on? " I",1'" .nut ln lh"
(sixth Inning with bases full and none nut
smith relieve jonea nnd retires site, let-
"nK ln no runs. Smith a team ties the
,cor, n v,ntht thereby making the score
tie while Smith la pitching. Smlth'a team
,'h .ft?.'" ,J,h.' .n'n.'J' who "
cnargeo wnn losing tne game
y, , gnrt p K.
Smith.
Dear Tom Will you kindly let me know
" r'"'r niia ana errors oi tne iiroox. .
lvn.Plf fnhnrr .im fit liilv ?t inn -.1 In '
n ",,7, fourth Inning on account
nr r.uni count In tho erfirlit
it record of
hits and errors? II
I No.
Dear Tom A beta B that the pliyers
ye nnt allowed to throw the hall around
between Innlnts tn a National l.eigue
g.ime A .ia this rule . In errect for the
P"t two yean, II clnlm otherw Kindly
an,w,r Dl'Mfllll.t. M
s right.
D-ar Tom (1) Can a prise fighter win a
title on a twenty round derltlon given tey
the referee? C) A belt Welih won the
title from Itltchle nn points In tw f ntv
rounds. It bete he won en a foul Who
wins? D. .
(1) Certainly. (2) A wins.
Tern-Ill Kindly let ma know the
nationality of Chnrle. Ileriog. C) Also
let me know If i player running aroun,
the bases Is out If he fills to tourli the
bars. (IHOItOi: Hit N E.ST
(1) American of Ocrm.in extraction,
(2) Certainly.
Dear Tom (11 The basea full Hitter
hits Into triple ptay (men going to second,
third an,t home out ontl. hnfter rearhtiir
tlrst before triple play la t.e.Tun. ta batler
"'.1',e b' : (! ,,"., :
fatter hits ball between aeeond and thirl,
h, r,lnn,r goln, fr,m .t(.onn to third,
who Is called out for being hit bv batted
i 'a batter credited with a hit. them
1 0fln lwo ", wh,n tl!",r hl1" py'T
LAND J.
(1) No. (2) Yes.
Dear Tom flatter hlta swift grounder
Just Inside of second base Pecond base,
man rushes over and stops it. whirls
around and throws wlda to tlrst batsman.
who haa to taKe root err hag to get throw,
i thereby allowing batter to reach first safety
I ?".?' counted n
. " , ll'WIIlCM , 111 ttll firm Ull
i 'econa MTHHH7
II. A. C.
1 ould hive tn see play to give correct
--d baseman
would be charged w-lth nn error, but If he
made nn extra hard ftnp nnd had to
II
throw cur balance battor would be given
hlt """" "vcd of error.
Dear Tom Ktndty State how long Doytt
and Meyers have been with the (Hants,
a. n.
Doyle came to Olnnts In 1907. Meyers
no longer Is with Oinnts. He Is with
I Superbas
, 1909.
The Chief came to (Hants ln
Dear Tom Will you be good enough tn
Inform me the nationality of Tommy
Hums, the old time heavyweight 7
C. A. II.
French Canadian. Ills right name la
Noah Ilruso.
Dear Tom Kindly Inform me If nltcher
Is charged with a balk If be makes a bluff
throw to either or tne haea or n-omo pl.ito
Please trlvo eaart dennltlon of h,k.
IIKADEIt OK THE SUN.
Can make bluff tn throw to necond or
third, but not to plain or first base, See
Htilo 34 for complete definition of a
balk. Haven't space to publish a treatise
on balking.
Dear Tom A soya that July II was
the first gums Uuha nidrlng played for
Yanks. II aaya July 13 or H w-.is the, Ant
game, and ho got two hits kiid two runs
j'loase state tho uate or nrst game.
EDWAItll AAItON.
July 15.
Dear Tom I have noticed elnea the
opening of Iho racing season and tlnce the
papers have been writing pages about
bisebill trades boalng has been dead In
your paper, bo please. Tom, write a little
more about busing. You u.ed to write eo.
umns about it. but now you write a few
lines. A FlflllT PAN,
You will find iiioio boxing NKWS In
Tub Sun than nny other paper. Kach
branch of sport, old pal, gets the space.
Interest demands. Anything worth while
In boNlng or nny other branch of sport
you win una in the sun,
Dear Tom A beta II that th New Torka
(National) have nnished the season with
a teller average .luring the seasons of
j'jui-n inclusive, who u rurniT I.AItllY,
Better average than what?
Der Tom (1) Is ruin check ntunber 45
(American letagun) ulld at th I'olo
Clrnunda? (!) Are there any double head
ers at the I'olo Grounds from July SI to
August a aim it ao woai teams piavr
ClUm.ET AND LAHRT,
It la no food.
Desr Tom (1) Who In the champion
checker player of the world? (2 Whv
it Id not Corbett and I'ltx llRht u emu'l
b-Htle? LlANIIII. A. Dltlf Col. I,.
(1) Don't know. Wilte In Checker
Editor. (2) More of a demand for
Jeffrles-Fltz match.
Dear Tom Who was It who pitched a
i-,!,,'.t: .n?..r,"n. In lnlerniliMii.il
League within the week ending .lu'v if
iii:iiiii:itr wi;iti:it
Urban Shocker of Toronto.
to 1914 did the llrmiklyn Nsllon.il League
l it, ever nnleh ahead of the New York
uimi7 p j
Not between 1902 and 19H.
i,l".T,;m,TT,l ",l,'"l happened on
iiVA.1.1,' fchatier riltehlnn: Wheat
J7r I " ,?'-1'ncr taken out of
boa. nnd Matty la reliefer. Cut.haw bits
and Mowrey run. are charged agilnt
5ih,i".rtW ..t""U!"" ,h' r,n" re charge J
aralnst Matty. Who Is right? w a
Schaucr was charged with runs
scored by heat and Mowrev, as he put
them on base.
Dear Tom (1) Will you kindly atata,
an:inJ,oabVc,,:,,,I, "'"T ?
ti) American of German extraction.
P"11'1 nfuso religion with nationality;
?' """"'ea to answer questions on
i,V Bv ;. 1 """K" f'hlpulonlsi (Oeorgo
,m' "ornard I.ebowltz (Hauling La-
right name.
rhD,?.,r.l,Tnm.l''',"" 1,1 m "new If Jo
Chonkl ,ver fought Kid McKoy If eo.
what was the reault? l. S
Met three tlmeei. m twenty round bout
In .San l ranclsco .McCoy fot decision.
The recond bout was an eight round
I,?," !' .1."5'"B"-. 'n"lr XMr,i ht re
"lilted n McCoy knocking out Chonskl
York" r"Und' "0Ul WM '"W New
CtSrtt e-a'nMM
Chirlle Whlta ever light twenty rnu'ndVt
(1) White. (2) Tea. He 0st to
Danny We0ter n 20 ron(N ,n
........ ., WIJII L KIHIIV l.llllln v nl HK...H
' of Bcheduled twenty round bout.
Ae i i i m "ehtienth round
proalmate n,m,iT.; ' ' V.1 P-
throughout th. rountfy thTit tike S ,m .
re..na to he Intereated In n toll 1 I l,t.
ho'vrrrT ',lon? , "niormatfon a t.
?7 Ji.c?lJIJ coniPll' a lt of such clubs,
and whether rroun-lkeeprr. nretl.lent a.e.
tary or who ,hnl, ),l ',!,?", !," ' S i
greatly opprecalta your aaalannee
... O D. IintKMAN.
W rite to Secretary John F I'arralL
National Association. Auburn N. Y
kn"Tnml7,'1V1VV,!!1 .J",? r'l'a'v.;
rieid than the Po n nr..",, '.' VuA
XifJtiKVW1
,,. Jok tiu: iiAitiimt.
(1) Tea. (2) A matter of opinion.
a-Sa!!: U-h'.l?,Vh1.M,-','"'KF
A Is right. Must be played over,
sometimes, however, nt end of race
when standing Is not affected wntlon
Is made nnd tie Is not played off.
. r ' Tom (1) Uhat nee become or n d
(.) Alto of I.J.Ue lir.int, .i former ii..-inf
(1) Crnndall s with Onkland, IMHtlo
Coast Lengue. (2) cirnnt is praetis ng
law-, with Sunday baseball hereabouts
and scouting for the Olnnto as hide lines.
of .Vr Trm:?h" -cor" w" to 5 In farer
of the llenedlcts. Two .vinir'e )(ii liij
been retire! nn 1 one wi, on third Next
man up gels s ball, an I 1 strike, on him
Ki ,ilhfW!S5',V; V-"'r.n
I nnw ho came to he n. if-.v.
" L""r '"'n u.itte.l out of hl turn Pitcher
ul'l'nVng team oierliears i- and rat"ea
' '...I'"."' 1 I" an "bl timer, tool.
joo .n,".nrt".h.uTrh.;: rV Kl Sim w'hll
he wa, at bat and only after huTnJ di.
in. e . n ,.n" llcl'l"n. whleh neither
nnVlTecfsIJa "
FitANK rrr.rrEii. jn
Tou were right Hatsman was not
out, as long ns mistake
ered by Single Men while the wrong
should have called the umpire's atten-
..n ocr a oau was pitched, and then
batsman would have been out.
Dear Tom Ml ti...- i . .
.nh!71! h ii?mI"" to Mini Ihe next bill
and mlsie, Tho catl-her .Iron. I, .11
hatter tllakes first biae sa(ly. but e.
umpire calla him out for attempting "3
i-T'r?.n., !!" ",r"" '" or out ?
(-) ST Tilt ItAIra ) fliiflinU.t a. '
out. but catcher mls.es ball Man tn m
reaches second and baiter tlrst or. eaten""!
mrcri. unirlr. calls batter out nnd .end!
i.. . ?.? e..,-unn u,ie to nrst. Was
'", right? ItAUP.Y HYMANS
(I) Umpire Is right. Hatsman Is al
ways out Oil attellllited hum .i.i.j
etrllio. (2) Fninlm was rluhi in n.
as batsman was nut. with man occupy.
ng nrst. nut ho cnod In scmllng runner
back to first.
Deir Tom-W.is O ims No is of the
American I.eaguo at tjio l'olo Grounds
Played the full nine Innings? A FAN
Yes,
ln)i"T'1m"", yhn h" "rat gams
In world aeries of in b.1.,.. u'
and (Jillkers? (II Where Is II .i.t.. i...
merly with the Yanks In Ui:? '
i'iiaxk ki'uh.w
(1) Phlladelnhla won n m i m
7. y.y1 ,m'1 " Pl'O-er hy that name
In lQl? nr nnv ithn. ...... H
"1 ',.,., jviii.
..J? r T,!.m,n v.,"r "P'nlon who wns the
cleyere.t heatywelght who eve- iu.,t
DM ypu eier bur .,f a pitcher nini..,i An iv
Dunning who phised with ,M- Dr.. nil
Orimih on the li.i tirnorf tirlnie"' i
publlnh his recoril' n , n n ,,,, , ,
m.iku nn Hlteiuiit lo throw- the i,, ,,
bes not throw . keeping )(
hand, la It ,i bnii? lt p",,'
(1) Jim Corbett. (2) porrv I lu, ,
nunnlng'H record. Mnle if vr,,i w, ,
Mr. Wllbert Itoblti.ion. lininl.fi n u, .
ball Club. Kbbets Field, lie will l. n'.le
to tell you soinvtlilim nbout i.iim.o
() A balk If he bluffed throw t . ,,i,t7.
or first base; pot u balk If It w.is to
aeeond or third base.
Dear Tom Plea.a let ni. Iwi.iw t,,
matiy gomes AlexanJer who nti t I . ,
IMS. J It ll)i-i,i 1. 1-
Vp to July ir. 1915, Alex, 111 lor wi
17, lost 3, and tied 1.
Deer Tom (11 Kunner on sernd. noos
tit Catcher throws lo m'dim to cat b
runner off base Noholy cnnrs bag and
runner advances. v no l charuM with iho
errur? (!) Itunnr on in si nun. nul
Hatter hits to third who hna umple tlma
to retlra either or both men. Ho throwa
to ahort, who fal'eit lo oucti second,
though lie had tljn enough lloth tun
nars safe. How tn tills pi.iv t be ta.
oordad. TUMMY HATtlH.
(t) Catcher, he should not throw un
less he gets signal or hlgnula to Imfo
men, 12) Krror for hluitHtup; tltno at
bat for batsman.
lieur wm .'in e.nnr flBUTT avsr pr
with the Yanks T If so. where an 1 l,
ptir
long? It, II, (i
Yesi he was tried out In 1911, farmed
out and recalled In 1912, Mada train
ing tripe both yean and stuck for ahoti
a month d urine rtgutar 1913 season.
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