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YANKS OPEN SEASON (
LOCAL BASEBALL LID
COMES OFF TO-DAY
GIANTS BRUSH UP
IN DOUBLE HEADER
Saved First Game for Yankees
HIGH LIGHTS AND SHADOWS
IN ALL SPHERES OF SPORT
COCHRAN RUNS 222 ,
AT 18:2 BILLIARDS
Young Westerner Counts 300
In m,.- T .. -VI. II 1'
Jlnkc Bravo Batting Showing
in Taking Measure of Wal
JIILLER AND BAKER STARS
Mogridge Falters in Fourth
and Russell Rushes to Res
cue Score Is 6 to 3.
Bwolte American Leagae Cam Yes-
v.. Tork. I; Washington. .
w Boron. T; Philadelphia. 1.
Standing of tha Tcoau.
Onb. W. I PC.I Club. W. I P.C.
Kt Tork.. 1 0 1.M0 Chicago .
Malta 1 t.MO'St. Load
Kuadalphla 0 1 .OOO'Clereland
WuhlngW 0 1 .OOODttrolt ..
0 0 .000
Games Behedided fer' To-day.
Kw Tork In Waahington.
Fhilsdelphla In Beaten.
St. Louis In Chicago.
Detroit in Cler.ltnd.
By GEoncE b. indehwood.
tptcial DttpatcS to Tub Bin.
Wa-HINCton. April 15. Even the
wliardry of Walter Johnson, kin of the
American League pitchers, could not
avail against Die crashing attack of tha
Yankee In the opening game of the
staion here to-day. and 15,000 fans saw
New Tork plash and hammer Its way to
a 6 to 3 victory over Washington, Three
times the Yankees massed hits on the
KAnias cyclone. They greeted him with
a savage salvo In the first Inning, Jump
Ing on him again In the third and put
the gama on Ice In the eighth with an
other smashing assault after Washing
ten ad crawled up to within a run of
them and had knocked George Mogridge
oat of the box In the fourth.
Rushed to the rescue ot Mogridge
with two out In the fourth, three Wash
ington rune serosa the platter and two
of Griffith's men on the hassocks, Allan
Russell spiked the Washington rally.
During the remainder of the game he
held the Senators to one hit. Though
llunell's wildnesa allowed Washington
to threaten frequently, the Yankees'
spltball artist snowed Iron nerve In the
pinches and courageously extricated
himself cut of several tight holes.
The great Johnson was found for
eleven ringing hits. Prank Baker was
Johnson's particular Nemesis.
Miller Stara at Bat.
With Miller and Plpp on ahead In the
first and the count three and two on
Baker. Prank leaned Into one of John
son's ehoots and shot a screaming sin
gle over second, driving in Elmer and
planting Walter on third. Plpp scored
when Foster hooted Bodte's following
grounder. With Pratt and Plpp on the
paths In the third. Baker brought Der
lill home and put Plpp on third with av
smashing drive Into right.
Drawing the throw by trying for sec
ond on the hit. Baker brought about a
wild peg by Johnny Lavan that allowed
Plpp to score from third. Milan made a
great catch of Baker's belt to centre In
the fifth. In the seventh and ninth
Johnscn was so afraid of Prank getting
another crack at the ball that ha fed
him two bares on balls.
Elmer Miller, a brilliant fielder, but
l.eretoforc considered rather puny with
the alick. treated the great Johnson even
more harshly than did linker. Elmer
compiled & batting average of .730,
agalnrt Baker's .586. but fortune allowed
Prank to make his hits at the more op
Miller came up five times and got three
singles and drew one pass from the
pride of the Washington pitching corps.
Ills timely single In the eighth scored
(Hlhooloy from third. Wally Plpp nicked
Johnson for two hits and was robbed of,
another by a corking catch of Shanks In
Airplane "Bombs" Crowd.
Before the contest Sergeant Mar
thai, U. S. A., made a ringing tspeech
urging the fans to subscribe to the third
Liberty Loan bonds, and during the
Fame a big Caproni airplane deluged the
field with circulars urging the fans to
answer the clarion call of Uncle Sam. A
Liberty bond wagon was stationed Just
outside of the main exit of the park and
hundreds of bonds were sold after the
Though the outstanding feature of the
contest was the Yankee cannonading of
the great Johnson not the least worthy
of comment was the nervy pitching of
Allan Russell. With one down In the
etrhth Russell yielded his first hit, a
lean belt to centre by Shanks. Russell
thn suddenly st control cf hla side
nrm spltter. STe passed Judge on four
straight balls, and put three more auc
cjvc wide ones over on Morgan before
finally cutting the plate for a strike.
His neit ball was a bad one and gave
) a i::e ana ruled the bases.
Rassell Gets Oat of Hole.
TVilh the grand stand reeling under
we stamping and roaring of the fans
RUMtll showed his Iron nerve by pulling
together, putting two straight strikes
eer on Lavan and then causing Johnny
to send a weak floater to Miller back of
se'ond. With the bases still loaded Itus
M fanned the dangerous Alnsmlth.
The Yankees tore into Johnson right
e the reel In the first frame. Walter's
ennlng delivery of the 191 season was
hall to Gllhooley. He fed Prank an
ether wide onu and then scooped up his
rounder and threw him out at first.
Miller followed with a bounding drive
past roster Into left.
J'ratt (lied out to Shotten on the first
ball Johnson pitched to him. Plpp got
a life mi a drag bunt to Morgan, beating
"ay's throw to flrat. Baker was up, with
Pip? on first and Miller on second, t.'m
rfe Hilly r.vana called Johnson's flrat
offering to the home run king a strike,
"alter put over three straight balls and
'Jen i:;ans called another strike. With
the count 3 and 2 Frank hit cleanly ove.
Jnnd. Miller scoring and Plpp taking
, F0""" booted Bodle's ground ar,
"ally racing horns and Bsker taking
onl. Frank languished when Peckin
vush grounded out to Judge.
Pratt Leads Attack.
Pratt led the Yankees In another at-
m Johnson In the third with a
mokiriK drive to right centre. Plpp fol
! with k floater over second. With
r.oix out and two on, Baker stepped Into
"lfJl?ht one and hammered the ball
rlsht, scoring Pratt and putting
"po on third.
RtartlnK for oeeond. Baker drew the
Wow Tna Washington Infield chased
er up and down the path between
Jfat and second. In the midst of tha
fun down Plpp started for home, and
w 'vn threw wld9 t0 Alnsmlth,
"all. slid across the plate. Bodle sac
r.nr.,! iuk(T )onf to Pcckln.
. .h fl-v Khanka would have been
.crince fly had not Baker slipped In
I!4"'"1- 'rom third and had to return
ii.l . ' Fran': w" marooned when
'"'riali popped to Foster.
rJ ..hl na mt, h" "ho hau
rme all the way from Rochester. K. Y..
ee. him nlt.k i . "'7
w. , '"-" ximif in ins puna,
""fridge twirled grand baU la tht first
slBo'', j?',tf 'yvffi
i'"?iS!4mt&iff& t 'v?'' P .J 'jiSssii '. '.'1
Rl(kt bander who held Wash In lit on at bay after Mogrtdae had
faltered tn yesterda' encounter.
three innings, allowTr.tr only one man
to get on during that time. With one
down in the fourth, however. Kvans
called two apparently perfect strike' on
Milan "balls" and Marriage passed him.
A clean hit by Shanks to centre and a
cratch hit over second by .liidge filled
the bases. Mogridge was still cool, how
ever, and when Morgan dumped onn In
front of the plate George fielded It
smoothly and tossed to llannah, forcing
Lavan. however, bounced an Infield
single off Mogrldge's shins, scoring
Bhanka With the bases still full, and
the count two nd one on Alnsmlth,
Eddie drove a single Into center, scoring
Judge and Morgan.
Rassell Into Breach.
Here It was that Hugglns hurled Rus
sell Into the breach. Allen passed John-
son. again filling the baga, but with
three balls and on strike on Shotten
Bert grounded to Derriil, who tossed
him out at first and extinguished the
With th score 4 to 3 In favor of New
York, Washington wns too close for com
fort so the Yankees lit on Johnson atraln
In the eighth and battered their way out
of danger. The breaks of the game
helped New York
With one down Hannah waited out
Johnson and walked. Russell's attempted
sacrifice popped to one side of Fo.stcr,
who had dashed in for it. Kldle thought
It would roll foul but It rolled fair and
both Hannah and Ruroell were safe.
Gllhooley, who had failed to get a hit
In his previous four trips to the plate,
smashed a twisting bounder Into left for
two bases, scoring Hannah. Russell, at
tempting to aoore frou first on tha belt.
died. Shanks to Morgan to Alnsmlth,
uimooiey taxing mini, iiere juuer got
hla third hit off Johnson, a drive past
Poster that scored Gllhooley, Pratt
forced Miller at second.
Shotten walked with one down In the
ninth only to have Foster smash Into a
llghtnln. double play, Baker to Pratt to
PKpp. The box score:
YORK (A.) I WASHISGTOJf (A.)
Ah r h n . . .Vi r h n a.
Cllh'lej.rf Ml 2 0 o'Uhotton.rf. 400 1 00
-tiiier.cj.. .1 j u n i-Ynipr.Jn. . aoo z i
Vratt.Sb... 411 1 6 0'MUancf .. 300 1 00
Ilnn.lb... 6331A 0dShank.lt.. 413 10
Baker. Jb.. jnt 0 3 0'.ludirs.lb .. 311 0 0
Bodte.lf... 4 00 1 Ofi'Mnrran.zb. .110 S no
Perk'rh.ss 30 0 1 1 0 1.STn. . 401 0 41
Hsnn.hr. Ill 7 0 0 Alnamllh.e. 301 .1 10
Mornoie.p 100 0 sojontwon.p. ion 0 so
uueseu.p.. :vi 0 :o,Acosia.... 111 1 on
Totals. .S4 it f IS0 TM .!..... I Js; 14 3
Batted for Johnson In ninth inning.
New York S0S0O0020-4
Washington OO0SO0OO 0-1
Two base hlt-Ollhooley. Burlnce bits
Morridgr, Bodte. Pratt. Johnson. Double
play Baker. Pratt and Pipp. Lett on bases
New York, t: Washlnnnn. s. First bs.e
on error New York. First base an ball -
OB Moriidre, 1; nft Runnell. i; of! Johnson.
S. Hlt.-OB Moirldre. & In 3 Innings;
off R'iswil. I tn 5 1-3 innings. Struck out
Br Johnson, 3: by Rus.ell, 3 Paiuird bill
Alnsmlth. Winning pitcher Mogridge. Los
leg pitcher Johnson.
HEWABK IN AT LAST.
Tommy McCarty Will Manage In
ternational League Club There.
The doubt as to Newark's membership
In the New International League wan
dissipated last ntRht when It was an
nounced that those behind the Jersey
team had signed a lease on Wleden
mayer's Park, where the old Newark
club held forth.
Tommy McCarty, old time outfielder
and In recent years scout for the Bed
Sox. Is to manaee the Newark. It was
given out that McCarty had purchased
a half Interest In the club, but It Is
understood that he has the backing ot
Joseph Lannln. Lannln also holds the
The seaeon In Newark wltl open on
May S. It had been understood that
the new club would operate at the Fed
eral League Park In Harrison and that
the leaso on Wledcnmayer's Park was
held by Jim Price, president ot the old
INTERNATIONAL HIT AGAIN.
Xatloaal Commission Declarea Its
Players Free Agents.
Cincinnati, Ohio, April 18. The Na
tional Baseball Commission to-day rec
ognised the validity of the contract en
tered Into by players Mlonge and
Hchults with the Kansas City club and
by Kelly with the Ht. Louis American
League club, and held that the Toronto
team of the International League had
forfeited Its right tn tho control or dis
posal t the three players.
In Its decision the commission reaf
firmed It ruling of April 1, that the
International League clubs had for
feited their right to their reserved play
er through the neglect of that league
to organise and alga tha pleysra.
RED SOX ARE OFF
TO WINNING START
Ruth Holds Athletics Safe;
Gardner and "Walker in
Bosto.v, April 15. (American) Babe
Ruth held Philadelphia to four hits in
as many Innings In the first game of
the season here to-day, Boston winning,
7 to 1, in a none too cleanly played con
test Conditions for the game were the
best this city has seen In years for an
opening contest, yet the attendance was
only slightly more than 7,000.
Before the game the teams paraded
displaying third Liberty Loan Insignia.
The Royal Rooters of this city presented
the team and Harry Fraaee with floral
pieces. Mayor Peters made the.nresen
tatlon speech and threw out the first
The hatting of Hopper and some field
lng plays by Shannon were features,
Gardner and Walker of the Philadelphia
team played with the Boston club A
year ago and were given ovations on
their first appearance st bat. Strunk
and Mclnnls. obtained hy Boston from
tli Philadelphia club during the winter,
mane a favorable debut.
Mclnnls's sole fielding chance at third
base, a new position for htm, was a high
foul which he caught after a hard run.
Strunk singled and drew a base on balls.
also making a catch in centre field which
rut off at least two Philadelphia runs.
PHILADELPHIA fA.l BOSTON (A.)
Oldrtnr.lf. 401 3 0 0 Hooper.rf.. 4 13 0 OS
Jamle.'n.rr 400 2 1 0shean.:b... 4011
nardner.Jb 4 0 0 3
nirn..lb.. 4 1 1 a
Walker.cf . 4 I) 3 3
VcAror.c. o0 3
1 1 "irunn.ci.. giia
OOiH'hllttel.lb 4 0111
0'MeInnis.3b. 30 0 1
s 0 vrhltniai,lf
Shannon. :b ZOO 3 I Ol.cotl. ......
1 4 1
Dugan.ss.. 300 1 : 1 Acnew.c...
mrers.n... 200 o
--! Tbt!.....Il 7 S TT H 1
-iotsia..,a 1 4 34 1; :i
J'o.ion 03I1O3O0 X ,
Two base hits JInoner 3. Bacrtfloe hit
Scott. Sarrtfko flies Dugan, Mclnnls Ruth.
Left on ba Philadelphia. 6: ttoaten, 7.
First base on error Philadelphia. :; Bos
ton. :. First base on balls-Off Myers. I: off
Adams. 1: off Ruth. 2. Hits OS Myers. 7
In 4 Innings; off Adams. : In t innings.
Struck out By Adams. 3; by Ruth. 3. Wild
n-ne njtn winning pitcher Kutb.
Losing pitcher Myers.
EVERS THROUGH AS
MEMBER OF RED SOX
Heinie Wagner Takes
Place as Coach.
Boston, April 16. Stating that he
considered his connection with the team
a Uilng of the past, John .1. Kvcrs, coach
of the Boston American League baseball
club, left for his home In Troy to-night.
livers did not appear In uniform to.
day when the Red Sox opened the season
with the I'hlladelphla Athletics and ex.
plained that this was by request of Ed
Barrow, the manager. Evers has already
communicated with one National League
team in reuard to a possible playing or
coaching position this season, he said.
Wtillo Evera watched to-day's game
from the grand stand Charles (Heine)
Wagner, the former captain and Inflelder
of the team, made an unexpected ap
pearance In uniform and cosched at
third base. Barrow announced that
Wagner had been acquired as coach and'
Drlsroll to See Ever.
Pave Drlscoll, president of the Jersey
City club of the new International
League, said last night that ho had ar
ranged to meet Johnny Evers In Troy at
noon to-day and discuss with Evers the
possibility of the player's Joining the
Jersey City club. Drlsooll wants livers
as playing manager.
r. 8. NO. a MAE WIKS,
Tn the first game of tha Public Schools
Athletic League baseball tournament at
the Parade Grounds In Brooklyn yester
day Public School 3 defeated the Puhllo
School 11 nine by a score of 10 to 7.
Smith, who did the twirling for the vic
tors; pitched a fine game.
GIANT" TO-DAY WITH BROOKLYN,
I its r. M Fele Oreaada. Am. lOc ae.
Giants and Robins to Open Na
tional League Season at
the Folo Grounds.
National League Games
Scheduled for To-day
BROOKLYN IN NEW YORK,
(t'mplrm. Rlgler and Mnraa.
BOSTON IN FHtLADKLHnA,
! empires, Klmn and Esaitle,)
CHICAGO IN ST. LOCI.
(I'ntplMM. O'Day and Bvren.)
riTTuniriU) in t. loots.
(vmplree, qslgler and Rarriaesi.)
To-day's Weather Forecast for
Fair and continued warm.
By FREDERICK G. LTEB.
After the balmy weather of yesterday
the maglo words "play ball," which will
be uttered on the Polo Grounds thts
afternoon by Umpire Cy Rlgler, will be
appropriate and seasonable. On such a
day as yesterday each gentle sephyr
seerfted to sing "play tall."
Even the fact that each hour brings
fresh developments of the world's great
est battle, and that Uncle Bam la plunged
In Ills greatest Liberty Loan drive can
not drown out the music of that base
ball command opening a new season or
prevent the thilll which the fan feel
when the home pitcher squares off to let
go the first pitch of an Infant season.
The Yankees and Senators got a Jump
on tho rest of the field by opening tn
Washington yesterday, but the opening
dear to every fan In this vicinity will
be held on the polo Grounds this after
noon, when the Giants, champions ot
the National League, meet the Brooklyn
Superbas, it will be the Giants' first
home opening since Ills.
President Hempstead of the New York
club has arranged for an Interesting
opening day programme. Major-Gen.
William Mann, U. 54. A., commander of
the Department of the East and former
commander of the nalnbow Division, will
throw out the first ball.
Dorle-ltersoa Deal Unsettled.
There will be other military frills.
The game will bo preceded by a parade
around the field by a detachment of
regulars from Fort Hloeum. who will be
accompanied by their band, a battalion
of Naval Reserves and a company of
Marines. The parade will start at 3
In addition to the Fort Slocum Band
the club has hired Canwsy"s Military
Band to give a patriotic concert before
the game. There also will be an exhibi
tion of bomh throwing by the Twenty
second Engineers. Marty Mcllale. for
mer Red Sox, Yankee and Cincinnati
pitcher, and a Lieutenant In tho Twenty
second Regiment, aided by players from
both clubs, will sell Liberty bonds. The
game has been called for 3:30. but It
may be delayed a bit by the military
A little fly In the ointment of Joy for
the seasoned New Tork fan Is the un
certainty regarding Larry Doyle and
Jess Barnes, the brilliant young pitcher
procured from the Braves, In the Herxog
deal. The Hsrsog question still re
mained unsettled , laat night, though
Hempstead and McGraw were working
last night with Haughton .and Stalling,
of the Boston club, to bring about some
kind of an equitable settlement.
President Tener of the National
League said yesterday that If Herxog
war not with the Braves in Philadelphia
to-morrow Doyle and Barnes would re
vert back to Boeiton. Tener. however,
seemed. Inclined to believe that some
thing wilt happen before to-morrow's
game, which will make it possible for
New York to retain the players In ques
tion. The whole point tn dispute at
present Is lienor's salary for 1919. Her
zog insists that thla also be 110,000. but
this Is where the hitch comes, and he
refuses to compromise. The Boston club
already has offered Hersog a 13,000
bonus. It generally Is believed that the
New York club will reimburse Boton eo
that It can meet Herzog's demands, but
Hempstead says ho will pay Herzog for
sitting on the Giant bench In 191S be
fore he pays another penny of his salary
Barnes In Beat Fovsn.
Should the Herzog deal be off, Jimmy
Smith also will return to the Glanta and
play second base.
The pitchers for this afternoon will
likely be Barnes, provided lis Is per
mitted to stay with the New York club,
and Burleigh Grimes, the spit-ball
pitcher Brooklyn procured from lMtts
burg in the. Stengel-Cutshaw trade.
Grimes has shown to better effect than
any of the other Brooklyn slaheters.
Barnes lias been New York's most
successful pitcher this spring, being
practically unhlttsble In the Cleveland
series. Next to Barnea, Fred Anderson
likely will be McU raw's choice.
Brooklyn starts the season with quite
a patchedup team, but a young first
baseman, Rchmandt. Is filling In very
creditably at second base. Olson at short,
O'Mara at third and Daubert round nut
a rather unsettled Infield. O'Mara, how.
ever, has been doing very nicely at third
The Giants retain their powerful hit
ting club of laat year, and with Urn ex
ception of Kauff. who has a bruised heel,
all the regular players are In fine shape.
The line-up for to-day's game follows:
Toung, r. f. Olson, ss.
KauhT, c. f. O'Murn, Sh.
Hums, 1. t. nauliert. lb. Capt.).
Zimmerman, tb. Myers, c. f.
Doyle. 2h. Jnhnstnn, I, f.
Fletcher, as. (Capt.). Hickman, r. f.
llolke. lb. Mchniandt, !b.
MrOarty or Miller or
Hsrtden, c. Krueg.r, e.
Ilarn... flrlm.s or
And.rson or Marquard, p.
RELAY TRIALS AT N. Y. V.
Flnlry Wins Quarter Mile Test for
the Pens Carnival.
The tryouta for the New Tork Uni
versity team for the mile relay race at
the Penn carnival were held on Ohio
Field yesterday afternoon.
Seven men answered the' call to the
post and were off In a bunch with FlnW
taking the lead. Stlnson followed a yard
wiuiin wiin nunn a step nelilnd him.
The men held these positions until tho
last turn, when Wurth began to weaken
and was psssed by (l.icbeleln and Irwin.
They crossed the line In this order, Kin-
ley just nosing out Ktlnson. Gaehelcln
camo In five yards behind the leaders
with Irwin close on hla heels. Wurth
was left far behind. The time was B0
SPORT AT ST. PAUL'S.
The baseball and tennis schedule, or St.
Paul's School of Garden City, U I an
nounced yesterday follow:
April 14, Hempstead High: 10. Klnc.Uy
Sehoul; 24, Newtown High: 27. Una High.
May 1 Carlton Academy; 4. Hotchklis
School, at Lakevlll. Conn.; 11, Poty Prep;
16, Morrlstnwn Nehoel: It. Now York Ag
sIm: ;, Trinity Sehool; 30, Flushing
una 1 Manual Training.
May 2, Marquand School; I, Bars High;
14. Flushing; 10, Brooklyn Prep; 24, Man
June 1, Poly rrep at rely Prep,
In-Er-Scals nnd the Interboros
Prove Easy for National
The Giants brushed up for the opening
of the National League season on tho
Polo Grounds yesterday, when they had
' an unofficial opening In the form of a
1 doublehoader vlth tha In-Er-SeaU and
the Interboros. The National League
1 champions won both games handily, the
, biscuit makers dropping the opener, 7
1 to 3, while the employees of Mr, Ahonts
lost by 11 to I. Both games were
limited to seven Innings.
The delightful weather brought out a
crowd of about 1,000, many of whom
had purchased Interboro tickets, as the
Interboro's share of tho receipts will be
devoted to Its athletic association.
McGraw used the games to give his
three backward pitchers, Bchupp, Perrltt
and Benton, a workout, Bchupp pitched
two Innlnga of the flrat game, after
which Perrltt took hold. Poll Is coming
along fast now, and permitted only one
lilt In his four Innings. Benton worked
the entire second game.
The Giants didn't exert themselves par
tlcularly, and Just moved along with the
tide In the first game. They put the
second game on Ico In the first Inning
when they banged out seven runs.
ICelloher started against the big leaguers,
and though he didn't last long., ha had
quite an ndventurous time while he was
In, passing three men and yielding three
hits In a third of an inning. Then he
was led away.
Phalen, hla successor, wss much bet
ter, but In tha second Inning Benny
Kauff hooked one of his shoots Into the
right Meld stand for his first homer of
the Polo Grounds season. The scores:
IN-ER-SEALS. I GIANTS.
Nasher.rb. 100 1 llYoung.rf... 221 0 10
Wacba.ss.. 40 0 SI Kaun.cf.,.. 30 2 1 40
ComancOb 4 0 1 4 1 0' Burn.. if .... 150 1 00
Ferris rf... IIS : 0 Z'man.Sb... 202 1 01
Beranda.tb. 103 6 00 Dojle.lb.... 2 1 0 2 20
Smith, cf... 101 2 OOTlrtchrr..... 211 1 4 2
.onalea.lt 100 1 1 0 Holke.lh.... 211 to
See.p 2 10 0 2 l'MoCsrty.c. 20 0 4 1 0
Nstlrrss.p. 100 0 Srhupp.p... 100 0 1 1
Bunllne.e. 2 01 0 0 ::Perrtlt.p.... 200 0 01
Totals.. riUI T6 Totals... 527T-112S
ln-Kr-Sals O 0 1 1 0 02
Giants 3 4 1 4 0 0 Z-T
Thre bs.s bit Fletcher. First base on
errors In-Er-Seals, 4; Giants. 2. Left on
liases In-Er-Seale. I: New York. 2. 8aTlnce
flr McCarty. Stolen bsses-Holke, 2; Burns.
Young. Double play Kasher (unassisted).
Bases on balls Off Srhupp. 2: oft Bee, (.
struck out By Scbupp. i: by Fenitt, 1.
Patted ball-Buerllne. Balk See. lllta-Off
Schupp. 4 In 2 innings; off Perrltt. I in S
Innings: oft See. 2 in 3 Innings; oil Nat
tress. 4 In I innings. Umpire Mr. Hchsefer.
Time of gaane 1 hour and 40 minutes.
INTERBORO. I GIANTS.
so r h o a e sb r t
4 1 1
1 0 Tounr.rf..
4 1 1
0 0 Kauft.rf....
0 0 Burns.lf... .
1 2 IMrle.tb....
Hlcharna.D 1 0 I
Connolly, c. 2 01
0 10 0 1
2 t 20
I Totals. 24 11 10 21 1: 2
Gums 7 1001 x-11
First base en errors Interboro. 2: Glsnts.
2. Ifl on bssee-lnttrboro, S; (Hint.. 2,
Home run Kauff. Two base hit. Young, s;
Rlrfaards. Phalen. Stolen bases Kauft. Rod
rlguet. Holke. Wilbolt. Crist. Sacrlflre. tlr
RatiiVn. Doubl plars Doric lodrlgui
and llolke; Benton and Zimmerman, liases
on balls By Kslletier. J; by Phslen. 1; hT
Hmon, 1. Strikenut.ilr Henion. J; br
I'hslen. t P.seed ball Connollj-. Hlta Off
Kellerlirr. 4 la I I Inning; rff Ph.len. In
t :-J Inmnr Umpire Mr. -hsefrr. Time
of game 1 hour and 3.1 minutes.
IF ABSENT TO-DAY
Ebbets Says Player Balks at
"If Zack Wheat does not report to
Wllbert Koblnson at the Polo Grounds
to-morrow afternoon he will be sus
pended and placed on the Ineligible list"
That was the ultimatum Issued to the
holdout outfielder of tho Brooklvns last
night by Charley Kbbets. Ehbete said
that the salary he had offered Wheat
was only 1466 less than that which the
player got last year and that under m
circumstances would he raise the offer.
He added that If he raised Wheat lie
would have to make a similar change In
the contracts of seven other Superbas. as
he had clipped salariee on a sliding scalt
and would not favor one over tho rest
There Is little chance that Kbbets will
see Wheat to-day or any other day in
the Immediate future. The player Is en
gaged In farming In Missouri and has a
reputation as a skilful agriculturist. He
does not want to play baseball this year.
Five other major league clubs have
made offers for Wheat. Soino have of
fered to buy the player and others have
offered players In trade. Most of these
players Kbbets characterized as "Junk."
He said he would nut consider a cash
JEANNETTE DOWN BUT WINS.
Floored In First. Then Conies Back
and Whips Thompson,
tp4dol DttpatcK to Tss Sex.
Prilapswiiia, April 1J. 6ta4rgering
to his corner at the end of the flrrt
round, trembling In body and limb, Joe
Jeannette outboxed Jack Thompson In
the succeeding four rounds at Olympla
to-ntaht. .Teannette had been sent to tha
floor In the flnsrt round by a right on
the point of the chin. It was a wild
punch. Thompson was the most sur
prised man In the arena. Ha was so
trurpilsod that his brain refused to work
and JeannctteSi rare generalship en
abled him to weather the round nut.
Jeannette came back as strong as
ever In the second round, and In the
succeeding sessions he had Thompson
subject to his will.
Kid Norfolk knocked out George
Christian, another negro. In the third
round of what was to have been a six
WILIS STOPS IiANGFORD.
Veteran Hearyvrrlgbt Goes Oat In
Sixth at Panama,
Panama, April 16. Harrv Wills, a
negro heavyweight pugilist, knocked out
Ham Lnngford In the sixth round nf
their fight hern last night. The bout
was lively throughout and Wills was the
lnngford had the better of the third
and fourth rounds, but Wills recovered
In the fifth, and In the sixth Langford
wrnt down for the count of ten.
WKW WESLKYA.V I.EAnETi.
MtDDt.rrow", Conn., April 15. Owing
to the enltatmsnt of Howard V, Wlddoes
of Dexter, Ms., baseball captain at Wes
leyan, there are none of last year's var
sity men In college and Coach Kauver
hafl appointed Edward H. Tomllnaon of
Kllzabcth, N. J acting captain. Tom
llnson Is a sophomore and plays short
stop and Is the heaviest hitter on the
squad. Ha Is a member of tha PsI
T T THAT does thts baseball season
the club owner, for th
five men In the street tell us that this Is to bo a major league cam
paign of financial ill success. They hold that the opening of our second year
In tho war, with our troops actually
American publlo so deeply engrossed In the world struggle that It will pay
only scant attention to the doings of the oallplayers. We beg to differ with
the 80 per cent. We takf our stand on the side of optimism, not because we
believe In blind hurrahing Just for the sake of hurrahing, but because we
think that, taken all In all, this season Is buund to prove at least as successful
In every way as was that of 1917.
'Tla true that the camnalan will
It will be mainly on account of that uncertainty that success will come. Base
ball dopesters already have told us how
matter or fact there is absolutely no way of making a prediction that even
borders on accuracy. A player picked off hers uid thero overnight for tho Na
tional Army, and the complexion of a league race will change even as a
chameleon changes his colors. Uncertainty Is the dominating feature, but out
ci mis unsettled state will come clear skies everywhere.
Shifting of Xtsesp WIU Keep Up Imterast.
The shifting of lineups with periodical anils to the colors will make for
better balanced competition and keener interest In both leagues. The draft
will take the 135,000 Alexanders and Kauffs .lust as surely as It will make its
demands on the unknown rookie. And what a vast difference Just one player
will make to a team! Take Alexander off the Cubs and you have only a com
monplace combination, not one whit better than four or five other National
League teams. Leave Alexander with the club and you have a pennant cpn
tender. Take Hornsby off the Cardinals, Kr.uff and Young oft the Giants,
Groh off tho Reds not all at the same time, but nt different periods and
you have possibilities for the greatest race any league yet has seen.
As for the financial side of baseball, -n-e believe it will suffer no worse
than it did laat season In any city, and that In some centres it will be greatly
improved. As John K. Tener, president ot the National League, said yester
day, baseball Is essentially a war game. It has had Its periods of greatest
progress during and after wars, and it Is a srame to the call of whloh any peo
ple engrossed in war is sure to respond. We are a people of buoyant spirit
and our buoyancy is bound to be felt in our great American game. Tener
took heart from the fact that 30,000 turned out the other day to see the Cardi
nals and Browns play in St. Xiouliu
Johitoa WH1 Tmtu So Pretlctlon on tke Seastm.
While Tener spoke only in terms of optimism born of a deep seated feel
ing that success wsa sure to come to every American endeavor operated in a
truly American and patrlotlo way, no line on the season's outlook could be
obtained from Ban Johnson, head of the American League. We know that
privately Johnson sees a successful season, but he does not desire to venture
any sweeping prediction. In response to a request for the usual pre
campaign salutatory, he replied:
"For various reasons I have declined to make any comments this spring.
A number of papers hare asked for a short Interview, but I refused to ven
ture an opinion."
No matter what the season brings for them, it devolves on the club own
ers to lend themselves to national service In a far greater way than they did
last year. Benefit games for ths army and navy must be played often
preferably on Sundays.
Pennsylvania's Crew Set New Record for the Henley Conns.
Joe Wright of Pennsylvania la one rowing coach who does not seem to
object to making public the results of
the fact that ho has a corking good varalty eight, and he does not caro how
many folks get wind of It. Last Saturday Wright sent his first eight against
the Central High School crew, which Is to meet the Princeton freshmen on
Saturday. The Quakers left the schoolboys far in the rear and established a
new record for the Henley course on tho Schuylkill. They rowed the mile
and five-sixteenths In ti minutes 20 seconds, clipping two seconds off the old
mark, set fourteen years ago by a Pennsylvania crew.
In spite of the raw atmosphere, the Quakers rowed as a Penn crew never
had rowed before at least, so wo are told by some of the old inhabitants of
Philadelphia who saw the Ited and Blue sweep down the Falrmount Park
course. If Penn is as good as the figures indicate, we may look for a Penn
victory over the Navy on the Severn on Saturday. Penn, by the way, has
added a regatta with Yale on the 8chuylkIU on May 11 the date cancelled
with the Ells for the Housatonlc. Penn does not object to rowing on its home
course the week before the National Intercollegiate Regatta on the Severn,
but it did not like to make the trip to Derby.
J-leuL Jack Xiaroe Goes
Lieut. Jack Munroe of the Princess
me jtsritisn ana car.aaian jiecrmting .Mission, and was assigned to work with
Capt. K- G. Strnchan, C. K. F., in command of the Albany depot. Lieut.
Munroo epent six months on the firing line in France, and participated in the
battle of St. KIoI and tho cond Ypres. He was shot through the right
shoulder at Armentirrcs recaptured by the Ccrmans a few days ago and
whllo his arm Is improving it lias lost Its old punch.
"How did It feel?" repeated Lieut. Munroe yesterday. "All I can say is
that it felt a heap worse than anything Jim Jeffries ever put over on me."
The former heavyweight pugilist, miner and Mayor has a fund of trench
experiences which he is soon to put In book 'orni. "PJcase tell every Britisher
nnd Canadian you know who Is of fighting ngo that we need him at the front
ii tho earliest possible moment. We want him to get Into tho ring and help
knock out the Huns," he sa3d.
Little Baseball DelOng In Wall nnd Broad Streets.
There Is very little doing In the baseball betting line down In Wall or
l'road street. Kfforts to get a line on maj.ir league odds on tho Curb yes
terday proved futile, for tho Curb brokers are not making any wagers that
amount to anything. They aro agreed that the Giants are the class of the
Nntional League, and there Is no betting isalnst that club. Some wagers
were mado. yesterday at 7 to D that tho Li la.it. 1 would win the opening series
with tho iiodgcrs.
In Wall Strcrt a customer of one if the lilc; firms wagered $1,000
against J700 that the Yankees would finish In the first division. He also bet
1600 against $1,000 1 to 2 that the Yankees would win the pennant.
The betting on the other American Leajuo clubs everywhere is negligible.
The situation Is too uncertain.
Lanjrford Join McVe-y In the Pnglllstlc Junk Pile.
Sam Langford has been knocked ou nKiun this time by Hnrry Wills,
nnother negro, In six rounds. Not so long ago it was Fred Fulton who stopped
Sam In seven rounds. It matters no lnntrer who stops Lnngford. for he Is
done a hasbeen. an ebony pile of pugilistic junk. Had he been white Lang
ford would havo held the championship. Wills seems to be tho Nemesis of
tho negro veterans. Last February he knocked out another hasbeen. Sam
MoVey. In five rounds. Wills Is making a big mistake. Now tliRt ho has
stopped both nf his standbys, nnd white boxers will not mingle with lilm. he
has only Kid Norfolk and .loo Jeannette between himself and an empty din
We do not object to anybody picking the Giants to win the pennant, but
wo do object vigorously to Christy Mathow..n doing so or at least, to hav
ing his name signed over such n prediction, Matty's latest syndicate article
states that the McGraw forces will win nsatn and that from a manager of
one of the contenders!
COULD FIGHT IN JERSEY.
Smith Welcosnrs Wtllard-Falton
Boat Under Conditions.
John S. Smith, chairman of the New
Jersey Boxing Commission, esterday
declared that he had no r.lijoctlon to the
Wlllard. Fulton fight's taking placo In a
New Jersey ring. Smith admitted he
would bo delighted to have the boxers
fight It out in Atlantio City, where
Smith resides, provided the fighters
pledged all the receipts to a war fund.
Smith corrected the erroneous Impres
sion that outdoor boxing would be taboo
tti New Jersey. Ha ssld that there
probably would be no outdoor boxing In
Atlantic City, owing to the uncertain
weather conditions at the seaelde resort,
but that wherever outdoor bouts were
possible they would be permitted. Com
missioners Craln snd Csnn also ex
pressed themselves as being In favor of
AM ATI: till ST.UIS TO BOX.
Pergeant Hohert Gleanon, Dominican
Lyceum, who Is now with the Qmrtcr
master Levartment at Spartanburg, K.
C, and James Sullivan, Union Settle
ment A. C, will meet In the Crescent
Athletic Club Intercity boxing tourna
ment on Thursday night, April 25.
Oleasnn In 1J17 won both the New
Tork State and Metropolitan Association
A. A. IT. 145 and InH pound champion
ships, Sullivan Is ins preoant Metro
politan Association and National A. A.
V. Hi pound champion.
TO PKrtMlT SUNDAY BALL.
Boston, April 18, The bill permitting
men In the army and navy to play base
brill and football games on Sunday was
sih'tied to-day by Gov. McCall. The
measure stipulates' that games shall not
start bforo I P. M and that no ad
mission shall- be charged.
hold In store for us for tho fan, for
playor, for all America? Four out of
engaged In fighting tho Hun, finds the
he frausrht with arrest uncertainty, but
tho i'.ubs are going to finish, but as a
tlmo trials. He makes no bones about
Iat the Xecmltlair Sertlce.
Pats reported for duty yesterday at
LAFAYETTE NAMES COACH.
J. B. Itellly of Kssltin to Take
Charae of Football.
Kaston. Fa., -April IS,- Lafayette Col
lege tn-day started plans for Uie recon
struction cf Its football team and the
season of IMS by electing James B. Ilellly
of Kaston to coach, nellly was oloteii
hy tho athletlo rommlttee of the board
of trusteed of the college, whose person
nel is an follows: Dr McCluney nnd
cllfTo and Thomas Fisher of Phllsde).
phla. John K. Fox of Harrlsburr, Harry
N. Hempstead, president of the New
York Baseball Cluh; A. C, Overholt of
Swttdale and President MacCracken of
Rellly has coached the Kaston High
School team for six years past. He has
marie a remarkable record. Of the flfy
four games that his team played under
hla supervision only three were lost.
TIGERS RUN SECOND.
Colaanbus Club Takes Measure of
Detroit by 6 to 4.
Coi.uttnus, Ohio, April 15. The Co
lumbua club of the American Associa
tion to-day defeated the Detroit Ameri
cans by C to 4. The score :
Columbus (American Association). 'b "l 3
Do'rnlt (American league) 4 S i
Haturle. Zahnlasr. Thorton, HluJarkt
and Wagner, Bonowlia: Hall and Veils.
TnitBE WIIITR SOX GO.
CltlCAno, April 13. The Chicago
White 8ox were home to-day, ready far
the opening with Bt. Louis to-morrow,
leaving a record of eight losses snd five
victories on the spring training trip.
Manager nowland dropped Pitchers
Mats and Tedesch! and Inflelder Mc
Clelland to the minors. Kddl Collins
was expected here In time for the open
er, but will be replaced by MoMullIn If
he falls to show.
ail JIIIC. Allllllln, MllllU
' Yamadn Scores 46.
Animated by a desire to show that lieJ
eould play better billiards than ho,
showed In his final game with Young,,,
Jaks Schaefer last week, Welker Coch- '
ran. the Iowa expert, gave an' astonish-"1
Ing exhibition ln his game with' Kojtttt
Tamada at Daly's Seventh avenue room
last night. The youngster made a re- v
markable run of 222 points In his third'1.
Inning. This run completed his score of"!
300 points and gsve him an average oft (
100. As ho had the Ivories under perfect,
fontrol at the time he counted hfa final,,
point It Is Impossible to estimate how '
nmny ho would have run had he con-' .
tlnued on. Whllo he was running out
Tamada scored only 48.
The youth's play was by long odds the. ,
best he haa submitted to the Inspection',,
of Now York patrons of the game. "
Young Jacob Bchaefer also defeated.,
Tamada. He beat the Japanese by too, '
to 216 In the afternoon and averaged 80.
The tournament between theee three .4
crack players will continue throughout J7
the week. Tamada and Schaefer will?,
play this afternoon and Cochran and,"
Schaefer to-night. The scores: 4(j
Cochran Tl, 0, Hi. Total. 300: avar-,,.-,
age. 300. '',
Tamada I, 0. 4J. Total, 4C: averaca.
Schaefsr 95, f. 37, 45, SI, 0, 0.
P. Total, 100; high runs, 9;, ;, 41
Tamada:, 2, T, t5. !4. 0, tl, 2, 1
216; high runs, is. Si, SI; avsrage.
FRISCH WINS AT ANGLES.
Coagrror Abo Saecessfal la Na
tlonal Association Toarney.
The three cushion aectlon of the No
tlonal Amateur Billiard Association wsa -J
busy last night, Intcreeting oontrstv',
being staged at several rooms. Frlacn,
defeated Frantzen at Doyle's 'by 40 to' ' ,
3T and Cosgrova beat I 'ear son at tlieTfc
Jefferson room by 40 to 2S. Tho scores;..,
AT DOVLE'3 HOOM. nt
Taints. II. n. lnnln. -If
Frlsch 40 d 10" ..,
Frantien 37 3 100 . '
AT THE jeffehson HOOM.
.7. Cosgrova 40 S
S. Pearson :. 4
BIG ENTRY FOR RACES ;
AT HAVRE DE GRACE
More Than Hundred Horse
Named for Opening Day. ,
Sptciat IHtpatch to Tbk Sex. a.i
Baltimorr, April IS. Racing begins0
In esrnest in the East to-morrow when1'
the Havre de Grace track throws opeif "
Its gates for a thirteen day meetluir. Not
In a decade has so many thoroughbred 1
been entered for the opening day's sport
at this famous track. Fred Rehcrbergcr,,,,
the secretary, arranged an attractive,
programme and It had the desired rs-J
suit For the seven events more than a,',
hundred horses answered his call.,l4
Among them are more than a tcorc ottl,
atalte winners. t
For the Harford Handicap, for three-years-olds
and upward, at Ave and Sii
half furlongs, .fourteen high claeo lior.esiA
have been entered. Among them Is tlia..
Irish champion. Fltzwilllam. which com-t;,,
mander Ross Imported last year. Rc-r.
ports says the winner of the Dublin n'
Plate has done great things In hla re-,,)
cent trials and Is ready to run his bt,w
race. Hut a majority of trainers ilc-,;
c'.nre thnt the stake will so to a:t Amci-ij
lean bred. Harry I'ayno Whitney v. lllu
bn represented by BellrlnKr ami Tuni-i ,
bier, both of which are said to lis fit tot.1,
race. Other noted racers in this eei.tfn
are Jack Hare. Jr.. Manlstcr Tol. lllsrh
Cost and Fhllllpplc. The entries;
Flrat nsr Three- -r-olrt nnj nr.-.
ward: selling; Ave furlongi. Churrhll!, 1 1 -1 r (
lbs.: Starwort, 34; Gray Ragle limp . in: ,
Murphy117: King John. fJ: Co' Har-"
tins (formerly Dr Mucki, IP": Jner.n
Zarsts, 107, ssmn, 110: 'Onlcc, S KolMn -Laird.
114: Paganlnl, 104; Sam 'trk'tt, 3i;.r
Vllev. 102. King Worth, 117: S:rpy ,a:u,
107; Kcarpla It.. 100 .
Feooni Hace Two-y-ar-oldr; mM-ltn: 1
feur furlongs, flas Maa!, Uagheera ilmr
.tohn Powara. Blue lMfMie, Jack l.cAry, 1
:t,. each: Uitlo Maudla. 113: Wm )'.' ,
qahtman. Fnultno). 113 each: f olln11 a. It'.
Thlnl Race For thre.yr ar-nUlf au-1 up-"'
ward: claiming; five and one-half fjrl.inc. "
l'r'aton l.jnn, HI lt. : H-ow n M rrl-
(lmp.. 31: Hopa. 110: Junhug. 33; l'-n-. , )
sous, 114; Master M.Orath. 139 Vlly, ii:,;d
King Y 119: Pollyanns. 199: Tit for Tt,ir
99: Tru- as ftte.l. 113: Casalia, 110; Anlt.i, t
ItO; Miss Kruter. ll; Mjiiv t.nu. lilt;
Plsnry. 104. Alsj ellglhl- Peap Ag.Hn..
109: Annl Kiigsr, 109: Central. 117: jJatii ,
Ptckatt. 103; Highland IjimIo, 109 Scirplf,..
(Imp.). 119, htalwart Helen, 110. Curlii .,,,
115: Csndelarla, Jack Arecnt, 1 1 s i
lintel Heart (Imp 97. t
Fourth Usee For fonr-year-oM unit,
upwaril: filing slv fur'ong. Kilts T
lh.; llomlo, 109; Mav w, lCf. rvir' ,
N'ougllt, 104 ; Ptarter. Firing t.lnf, King"'
Baggot. 103 each, Uertlili. 103: Ir.Ulan,.
Fifth Rare For thr-ya r-o'rta and tip.
-srd: the llarfoM tlar.illc.ip. five ami one- .
half furlong', Philippine Ump , io.i :
fto, 104: Swep t'p II 97. S:arl'ltig,
US; Ta Cadd), 1M: MlnlM-r Tol (Inp i,
100; High (Mat. Ill; Ilellrlnger. Ill: Tun. ,
bier, Hi: Jark Hare. Jr. 114; Harl-rk,'J
113: Amarkaaaln, 97; Danirach, 111; Fill.
llllama (Imp.), 110,
filnth Itace For three-year-iiM. : fli a'
furlonga. NerP"ihin. 115 lt- : Jnh-i-n, ',
(Imp). 103: I'.ovil llenrt (Inip.i, 10.;'"'
rnmpailr. 113, Jnhnaon, 112. flr-'
K-gln (Imp.i, Duke of fievnnshl-e. loV"
r! Col, le n r.lon. Foreground (Imp), 111"--aach.
Liiy (.trtruilo (Imp 107. ,
?eenth Hare For fo-tr-yesr olris nurt-
npward: elalniln: on mil anil entv"'
arjs. Vodrllne. 106 lbs., Widow n-UMte.
toi; r,retings, 9: nur of Pnnenit ins,-"
:?oer, 107 Irregular, 113- MM, 107 ;
c-:onnme. 103- Baby fa 1 . 113 Huek Nn",
107; fierstor .lam.a. 112, Dumlro , 107,
O. M. Miller, 112; Tollna. tos "
Apprentice a lonanre rlalmeil
OUR BOYS PLAY BALL.
Amerlcnn F.xpeilltlnnnry rn-n1
League Srneon Opens In Pnrls.
Pahis, April 13. Pnllmtnary O-sl
In the American Hxpc-dlttnmiry JVritf
Baseball Iesguo wrra played In eris
yesterday. The results were :
Ambulance unit, Nn can, i ; Medical
Department Repair .Shop, o.
Knglneerlng Purchasing Office, 6 M
Base. Censors, 4, ,',
Both games were played before rhoiI
crowds In spite cf bad weather and
poor grounds. f
COLUMBIA'S IIL'SV WI.l.K.
The Columbia nine yesterday put in rv
severe sewloii In pteparatlon tar Its noxt-
homo camo with Swarthmnrii to-morrow.-
Farrcll will probably Mart nK-inift
Swnrthmore. In addition to thU R.mid
Columbia has two moro home game,
this week, one with I'lilnn on Friday nnd
a second with Cornell on Saturday, To
day the team will sco thu (.Hants 011.11
VICTOB.Y FOR INDIANAPOLIS.
iN-mAVAroMs, Ind., April IS. The In-1"
dlanapolls team of the American Ac
soclatlon ga thn Indiana I'nlvcrslty A
nine a snvera drubbing hern to-day The
professional! administered a coat nf '
whitewash ar,d rolled up fifteen runs. "
to iim'iv:Hnoi,!.iin' skating, -t
To. night at Ft. Nicholas Mink there It
h a revival of roll.r akailng rnclnc Thora ,
will be a match r- In half mllo hent, ,
beat two out of three, hetwee-i A 11.
Knsllngton and Jot Forrest cf th Vnltelt"
SUlea Marinas ftom tha Philadelphia :.a,vy
yard, and a one mile amateur event,