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EVENING PUBLIC liEDGER-PHILADELPHIA", WEDNESDAY,, MARCH 20, 1918
ETSPIELED AN EARPULL WHEN HE STATED HE'D HAVE TO REBUILD THE HURLING STAR
JHER, REARED BY FATHER
HANDY MAN AROUND THE HOUSE
FAILURE OJb' fHlLS TU KEAUH Ji
QT PF.TP1. ON TTMF, HARTS aT.nr.iur $
& BALL STAR, MUST CONQUER
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FATE AND OVERCOME PUBLICITY
OVER MAYOR LANG AND NAT
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Speech of Welcome Ruined, Key to City iiowl
Kid-Must Make Good Where Seventeen Other
4Vf "'Tries Failed and Must Prove Parent and
: OL : Admirers Were "Riffht"
itnu JA.iitics uauuiiopoiocu r ticii lviorall B
and Mates Arrive Several Hours Late ft
VTpNLAnaEMENT of tho koko Is tho most dnngcrous of ull complaints.
A, It ' Wrc deadly than Is trench fever In cuttlns down tho careers of
I aspiring warriors. It Is worse than seasickness. It not only throws mo
tt ylctlm, but throws him backward toward his own goal lino and joints his
i ft am a on terra flrma with an uwful thud. Over-prcssagcntlns has spoiled
Mora stars than It has made, which succcsts that Kid Hollochcr, of tho
'? '.Cubs, who faces tho responsibility of filling1 tho historic gap at short In
0 flu. . ll . l-l- -. 4..tM n mnlin
y mo uiuchru iine-up, comronis en oven worso joo wiuu uiub i """'
V good In ono In which seventeen failures have been recorded within tho
.If, test six seasons. He will hae to overcome ond of the 'worst cases of lurid
.vuhllpttv ever nnnfrnnl,,,!
It'''' Hollocher, It seems. Is a rare baseball product. Ho had hli tarccr
f,'jf bis leaguo star wished upon hlrh In Infancy and ho first must kliow
' father hat "ho was rlclit." Tho Old llan. who cavo him tho happy uslcn.
merit, kept tho subject ever warm In his memory and coached him In tho
rtidlmentals, must bo satisfied, and that Is a Job. Tho homo-town fans and
papers, the fans, press and manager of Portland and tho Coast League publlu
(also must bo satisfied. Should tho Kid flivver all would be disgraced.
Tyhatevcr the result, however, tho caso Is an unusual ono, being outlined
by a St. Louis scrlbo as follows:
"Hollochcr Is that rare bird, a boy designed from Infancy to bo a base.
ball plajcr who mado good at tho profession chosen for him by his father.
TVom his earliest jouth Hollochcr, 8r planned that his boy should bo a
great baseball star. Ho brought up tho boy to think thut wuy. l'rom tho
tlmo he was In kilts Charllo Hollochcr has heard thut he was to bo a
treat baseball player. Tho remarkable part of It all Is that tho boy hus
done everything that his father expected of him. As a matter of fact, he
has done more than tho fondest father could hopo for or tho moit exacting
father could demand. At the ago of twenty ono ho hus a natlonU reputa
tion as a great shortstop. Is a member of the famous Chicago Cub'j, tho
lineal descendant of the old Chicago White Stockings, and In lino to take
the position mado famous by Ud Williamson, Bill Dahlcn and Joe Tinker
during thirty years of play."
TTOLLOCHKU'S style of going artci a ball caused Wultu Mc
" Credlc, who developed hlrtvut Portland, tu nlcktiamo hlni 'Tlio
Hawk." It Is said that ho gives n excellent Itnltutlon of a hawk
pouncing on a hare In going after ground balls.
Pounces on Ball Just Likc'a Hawk Bird '
rpHAT knack of beln In front of tho bull, a characteristic of all great
players, Is said to be a leading fcaturo of tho Kld'a pastlming. "You
see a ball driven out and you say It Is a hit," states Uollocher's filendly
critic. "Then iou look up and sco Hollochcr calmly throwing It to lltst.
Ho never Is In a huriy." Ho nays tho youngster la suro to hang on In tho
big leagues, for If Mitchell should let him go St. Louis would get him,
"Hollocher batted s nothing llko .276 for Portland last jear. He was
a. beautiful hitter In his bcmiprofesslonnl days, but it seemed that ho lost
confidence in his free swing and 'tightened up' In 1915, when ho played
his first year of professional ball. Ho did not stand so confidently' at tho
plate nor swing so freely at the ball. Ho has a fine ce, waits out a pitcher
and can punish tho ball when It come. over to him.
"Though not what would bo called fast, Hol'ochcr can (.Up around the
bases when ho gptuou Ho can scoro us'muuy runs us a much faster man
because ho knows' how to run bases. f
"There Is no doubt about Hollocher making good In the major leagues.
It It should happen that the Cubs should release htm St. Louis should uet
him If Hornsby could field as Hollocher can field ho would bo worth not
tt $8400 ho asks, but $12,C00 a tcason.
"Hollocher has always been a regular boy. Nino o'clock 'ways finds
nlm at home ready to go to bed. He has no bad habits, a nice, quiet, man
BUT the ambition of tho senior Hollochcr rests not alone upon
producing ono great ball playc.-. His 'next son also Is rcp--ted
inos. promising, and by a strange coincidence will ,ct tho chance
to All his brother's shoes In the Portland line-up tho coming season.
f Fast Ball Still a Tremendous Asset
IN PRONOUNCING the smoke ball still a tremendous pitching asset a
well-known scribe has the following sage remarks to spill:
"It has often been said that a pitcher with only a fast ball cannot
Bet by In the major leagues. Yet several of them aro doing pretty well
at it. Walter Johnson had nothing but a fast ball for jears, and even now
his curve ball Is more a matter of ornament than utility. Such speed as
Johnson possessed has seldom If ever been .seen In tho whole history of
pitching, certainly not In his generation, and In consequence It was all ho
seeded to maintain the upper hand over the batter.
"Jack Onslow, who worked with Carl Mays und Babe Ruth, the clever
Boston Red Sox pitchers, who were largely responsible for bringing at
least one pennant to the Hub, says that neither of this pair uses any moro
than a fast ball.
"Maya has an underhand delivery that takes an eccentric shoot In
and down as It nears the plate. Control of this and ability to keep tho
ball low have made him uncommonly effective. '
"Ruth relies on speed, and he has on his fast ball the 'hop' that
all of the better known southpaws have had. Hardly with exception south
paws are aide-armed pitchers, this being the reason thel. fast ball carries
more of a shoot than that of the overarm right-hander.
"Ruth, Mays and Johnson by themselves pretty well refute the alle
gation that a pitcher cannot stay In the major leagues If ho has no moro
than a fast ball."
"K Giants and Yankees Each to Have Two Farms
t Tff rrmja Giants are llKeiy io nave iwo lanii mis year a ciass jj incuDaior
'A at Kansas City, under John Ganzel, and a Class A farm under Roy
P "!.vrrii.m .1 Wa.lwlllx TVm Tankees nlreadv have rjrovlded themselves with
f. two such farms St. Paul and Memphis. Miller Hugglns Is rather closo to
l, i tb St. Paul club and on his advisement the Yanks apparently have cut
'J. IOOB9 irUUl XWSCl uiCBuauuiia w.t.Uu w..H .. ......... .,..t w ...
i his battery candidates to Macon with the Yanks, but that arrangement was
' made impossible after New York had recalled most of the Yanks fanned
'' r out io 'Toledo and sent them elsewhere The only former Yankees who still
i . oi TivAtTifilinn nrA Rnnnp. Vflnpo and Sweenev. who were released out-
' h right to Toledo last year. The Yanks took Keating from Toledo and sent
f K'.hlm to Bti Paul. In return for past courtesies uresnahan has offered
f-? .Pitcher Boardman to the) Yanks and ho has left for Macon for a trial.
'( tj Boardman when be played with the Athletics was a rangy lad with a world
'"of , speed and a lot of stuff, but without co: rol. He was not among tho
. .. l. ! laBAnlailnn Inet vaqi and Vi la a Vintmtt
t? Girls Are All Right, but as Caddies Never
rTIHB Oak Ridge Golf Club, of New York, has decided to have girl caddies.
'"-.The plansounds pretty good, but after a few days' trial doubtless will
, lMTprosoun'ced a failure, evidently the officials of the club do not com-
l synhwid the.complex nature of golf. It is not only a game It Is a Ungulstla
4MatslUeifeature of golf, they are not likely to derive any benefits from
JMwIor.te the Ungulstla two-thirds of the game. '
- TM presence of a female caddy would, in the opinion of some, curb
tfc tgW of the player, but a few trials will prove otherwise. There is
' a fta'playtng golf with a muzzle. The boy caddy is a necessity perhaps
'ary.evll but one of these days somebody will come along with a
fir WMt ody.'bullt along baby buggy lines and solve the problem for some.
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v. PlngBodie Gets Big Blow-Out at Macon
arrival -of Blgnor Francisco Pezzolt at Macon was tbo occasion of a
kVQulte a celebration was had, and with the precedent in mlnri
I'gprk.MlinWitMwlll have to get busy to provide e necessary fire-
'Wopn rniBin uu woKO(raiu, Djjccvii-iimnniif ana music were
C the souther hesfritality stuff accorded Frisco's leading per-
ia4 wbile Plug's response was not given verbatim: it is said to
p neons siwwhumi.' -aj numuio air. t-ezzou lurinsr responaed
'qtt als. unlfwrc -1M4lMmlng' a4coupoto( balls against the left
and then amosi MMlmc an arm off. the serving moundsman.
rt for Ping 0W "York sensaUon. t
M$lf Chimg0 HM JStip 'Gtwte'BurHs ,
i tb JMtroM Tim Wmm. a ttojmy be.tlte very thing
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By ItOBEirr W. MAXWELL
St. rcleribarr, FU., March SO. paluablo training every dav th ..'1
Failure of Veteran Twirl
er to Show Up Worry
A'S HAVE FINE DAY
MAISEU GREAT HEART-BREAKER,
FACES ACID TEST THIS YEAR
Must Come Back on Down
trodden Outfit After
Flashy Start and Nota
-JiHknmlHr, I In , March -0.
When Clarcni.0 WulKer, obtained In
tlie deal Midi tlio Ked Ho-c, reported to
Connie Stack jeitertlny It may be bald
that tlio last irculir position on the
team had been filled Willie under or
dinary (.irumitutiLCt, especially In a
team that requires complete reconstruc
tion IIUo Mack's, there aro usually sev
eral positions open to competition. It Is
not dllllcult to predict the man who will
bo successful in holding down regular
positions. Therefore when Wulket re
ported and Immediately Msned the tall
tactician cave a sigh of teller. Walker's
slcnature to a Mack contract rounds out
what Connie believes will bo tho best
outer garden men ho ban for teveral
j ears Ho Is counting heavily on Old
ring to flash a, gredH comeback. Ho
ktiows Walkers ability and predicts that
Jalmeson Mill have the best jenr of his
career to date
Gregg Stilt Missing
Mack Is certainly well battened to date
with tho men he has signed and their
showing since coming here. Ho Is be
ginning to show some Impatience be
cause of the long delayed arrival of
Vean Oregg, the veteran left-hander,
also acquired In the big deal with Bos
ton. Mack confidently expected that
Gregg would be hero when the squad ar
rived Sunday and it was announced that
he was here, but this proved a mistake.
Gregg van Instructed to leave his home,
which Is somewhere In northwest Can
ada, on March 8, which would have
given him eight days' start on the others
Why ho has failed to show up Is a
mystery. He even has not taken the
trouble to wire Mack an explanation for
Mack says there Is no differences be
tween lilm and Oregg and that he surely
will be here. Connie is counting on the
veteran moro heavily than any other
pitcher ho has under contract. He con
fidently believes Gregg will show this
jear tho great form that made him
among the premier pitchers of the coun
try the first years ho was with Cleve
land. Gregg was a very-much-sought-after
man after the close of last season,
more than a half dozen of major leaguo
clubs bidding for his services, but as
Boston had a, string on him ho returned
to tho Red box.
Either Cody or McAvoy
JubI which man. Cady or McAvoy,
will be considered the first string catch
er this year will depend upon the abll
Ity they show here und In later games
Mack Is known to bcllevo that McAvoy
Is Just right to mako a name for him
self as one of tho best catchers In tho
He caught perfect- ball for Baltimore
last year and Mack considers that
last season was the last bit of ex
perience necessary to make him shine
In the majors.
Caddy Is tho biggest catcher who
ever wore an Athlftio uniform. He la
even larger than Ira Thomas, who has
soma bone anu muscio lor it oase
runner to move when sliding Into the
plate. Cady never has been considered
nrst-Btrlng catcher In Boston, where
there alwtys has been a star to out
shine him. However, he is a valuable
man and Mack Is highly pleased In
! getting him. Ills hitting alone should
nrove an important asset co me learn.
It will not laKe many more uayu
such ks the Athletics wero favored with
yesterday tb put them In prlmo condi
tion. Kxcept for an occasional shower
It was almost Ideal baseball weather
and its effect In loosening up Joints
and taking off avoirdupois cannot be
overestimated. Had Connie been musi
cally Inclined he might have hummed
a "perfect day" when he arrived at
his hotel last night.
ALT, the heart-breakers that have
fctrewn tho path of New York Yan
kee managers vtlth thorns and spikes,
two stand out prominently. TJicso are
Lea Magcc und l"rltz Malsel, both ot
whom havo been switched this ear and
will havo a last chance to prove whether
or not their historic flivvers wero the
result of poor management or hobtle
audiences or what. Mattel will have a
clean fahot at tho thin) base point for the
Browns and will, therefore, confront tho
real acid test, for "coming back" on a
downtrodden team Is some feat. An j how
thero will be the change of scenery and
an audience that Is Uhed to failures, both
of vUilch fuits ought to help
Malsel s case has been a mystery. Ho
broke Into tho big leagues with a big
rep which ho well sustained during his
big seabon of 1915. That ear ho fln
Ibhcd with a hitting average of .281,
playing a rattling good game at the third
corner and fairly burning up the bloom
ing league with his sensational bpced.
That season the Yank fans would have
squawked If the management had traded
Trlts for another club and the Wool
worth Building, for they thought he was
going to Improve still moro und be the
coming diamond star.
Malsel kept his bpeed, even rivaling
Cobb In base stealing, but his hitting has
gradually dwindled x away to almost
nothing, his mark the last season drop
ping to .181. although In splto of this
he still managed to snag t-wenty-nlnc
bases, a wonderful exhibition of speed.
but a woeful ono of hitting.
Born at Catonsvllle, Md , twenty-nine
years ago, he Is one of six brothers, all
ball players, und has ten cousins named
Malsel who play ball. I"red attended
the public bchools and later learned the
machinist trade, plalng amateur ball
with several crack Baltimore teams In
his spare time He was signed with
Baltimore In 1910, but later played with
Elgin, of the Missouri Association, and
Wheeling, of the Central League, before
getting a real Baltimore tryout. From
1911 to 1913, inclusive, he played short
stop and third base for Baltimore and
hit fairly well, played a good fielding
game and was a streak on the base
lines, in August, of 1913, the Yanks
bought him and In his five seasons with
them has always shown wonderful speed.
and, occasionally, good hitting ability.
Malsel Is a good uu around athlete,
having played football In his amateur
days and also basketball. He Is only
about1 five feet six Inches tall and weighs
abouv 157 pounds. If Fred regains his
hitting ability he will be a valuable ac
quisition to the Browns. If not, even his
speed won't help Jones much, us speed
on the bench doesn't cash in runs across
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LEWIS WINS MAT
Zbyszko Butts Strangler
Unconscious in Big
HURL CHAIRS AT POLE
New 'iork, March 20.
After thlily-scven mlnutc3 and twenty-ty-flvo
Beconds of restllng In Madison
Squaro Garden last night Strangler
Lewli was declared tho' winner over
Vladek Zbjszko otya foul. The decision
by Billy Iloche, the referee, brought to
an end a fairly even contest. In which
Lowls's head lock and Zbyszko's toe hold
appeared and reappeared find In which
neither was ablo to gain any decided ad
vantage with his particular agent of tor
ture. It was a most unsatisfactory termina
tion of what had been expeeted to prove
a spectacular contest. The foul, the dis
qualification and Zbybzko's exit from tho
ring amid a shower of chairs ull came
quickly. They wero ' sparring at tho
center of the mat. Uach was In a
vicious mood They .lunged and backed
and suddenly Zbyszko's right hand went
out to Lewis's chin. Simultaneously the
role's head struck Lewis over tho right
TIIErtn Is much gloom and sadness
In St. Tete theso days, because one
of the best little plans that ever split tho
plate has been wrecttod beyond repair.
Al Lang, tho hustling Mayor, Is wearing
a grouch and other members of the wel-come-to-our-clty
club are disconsolate.
They have been foiled, ad the worst
part of It Is that no one can be blamed,
not oven themselves.
On Monday night It was decided to
have a monster celebration to welcome
tho Incoming Phillies when they stepped
off tho train. Mayor Lang had his
speech of welcome all prepared, tho
Kilties Band was tuned up to sprinkle
harmony all over the town In the tri
umphant march from the station to the
hotel and the other holders of the glad
hand stood under their straw hats, con
scious of their own Importance. Then
the train came In.
Somo one had made a khugo wooden
key which was to be presented to Pat
Moran to prove that the city was ljls,
and the Mayor held It aloft to make
suro that no ono saw It except every
ono In the huge crowd. The passengers
were scrutinized carefully as they
stepped off the Pullmans, but there was
no sign of tho Phillies
Gavvy Only Arrival
After the train stcamod out of the
btatlon the Kilties' Band put mufflers
on their Instruments, Mayor Lang took
the Vty home and the crowd dispersed
Gavvy Cravath was the only arrival,
and now he to sore because they did not
load htm to the hotel llko a regular ball
When the club arrived ycttcrday
morning only a few hack drivers wel
comed the players The men were per
fectly satisfied, however, and gladly
made the trip to tho Udgewatcr Inn In
hired hacks. They wero too lato for
morning practice, so only ono session
was held In the afternoon. Today,
however, the athletes worked out both In
tho morning and afternoon, and this
program will be followed out until the
team leaves for the North.
Eight Veterans Report
Yesterday's practice was short .and
sweet, but It was enough for tho "per
spiring players Only the lightest kind
of work was Indulged In and Pat Moran
got acquainted with his new men. There
were several strangers in the llno-up.
Lai, Mlko Prendergast, Bradley Hogg,
Dlelhoefer, Yeabsley, Woodward, Da
vis, MCKenty and Pickup oelng the most
Tho veterans on the Job aro Luderus,
McGafllgan, Pcarce, Bancroft, Burns,
Adams, Mayer and CravatlL Three
others Joe Oeschger. Miles Mains and
Irish Meusel aro expected tonight.
Oeschger obtained permission to remain
on the coast until the collego team he
13 coaching plays Its big game.
The holdo'ut situation, however. Is
worrying Pat Moran. Pat has nothing
to do with the signing of tho men. That
part of the business Isup to President
Baker and no one knows when the
recalcitrants, consisting of Whltted,
Nelhoff, Stock, Bender, Cy Williams and
Fitzgerald, will report. President Baker
Is at Bellealr, where he will remain
until tomorrow and until that time there
will be nothing doing.
All of tho men have returned their
contracts, although nono has been cut
in salary. They would help the team
considerably, however, and are losing
Pat Moran has a tough lh .. &M
hnds this year. He needYali of Z
good -players he can t i nnlt.r1 "
left by the departure of AlexandUSffd
lifer. Illxey and Paskert. adw fiVSS
away some tall hustling ,... !4
t wt the men In fighting trim. 35SJ3
der and It xv . .. , 'xa-a
five otortiSlh. ...V "." .fU
'.--- . . --" uu mere i--i
cnanco io replace them. Adaltil3j
strength must be put In the InfleliiUl
outfield, and for that reason the !
tho holdouts fall ln( ii !.- J ??i
will be for the Phlis. " "' ww 91
Charley Herzog Joined the PhlU t2l
dav. hut onlv nu t, , t. r""" fl
stormy petrel Is wintering in b ,
and wants to get Into conriliinn
coming season In caso Boston ari?
Herzog pfeks Giants
"I am waiting to hear from Bmim.'!
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w....,.. ...,, .v.. .. a, v iiiei, i Only SM
arlrtni ci full ila.l .. ,1.-. w ti
...... ..0 .. uim im indi Donna H
only tho amount of extra mnn.v t L.3H
receive from the Giants If I playel wtlH
them. I would be paid for bolnr ,....'15 ;
and then there would be my share of tii
"Do I think the Giants ,I11 -j. .?.W
..,. n, . .c "".'.. "'"W
7CMIlllb, VA V.UUICO lliey Will.
nave me ocsc ciud in the
League, regardless of
btrength of the Cubi'
MARINE FIVE MEETS
ST. COLUMBA TONIGHT!
Y. M. H. A. to Play Porti
Kijchmond in Prelimi
St. Columba, American Learus tiu-f
ketball champions, will meet the hudr
United States marines, of League Island, '
tonight at Traymore Hall, FrankUa dj
Columbia avenue. J
This Is tho hardest gamo on the mi-1
rlnes' schedule, and It may be of la- j
terest to tho (.port fans to get Bonn ta-j
side history of tho sea soldiers' qulntili
The team Is largely made up of VfetPl
erncrs "Billy" Knostman, the hureewtf
ter, halls from the Kansas Aggies, Hts
a musician and played with the buutt
the' foregoing Institution. Then fhMta
Is "Dick" Bradley, tho peppery qtptu
or tne team, uraaiey is iruiy irom c
of the wild and woolly, having gale
considerable prestige as a bukelbtUl
player In Wisconsin, his native SUtl
Bradley holds down the berth ss'iuut
-PttMtnhAll la anctttittf r.n, nf th lttlbi
tlo Westerners who are Included In 01
marine line-up Twltchell comes fro j
Cleveland. Philadelphia can lay cWa
to three crack plajcrs on the nirlMj
team. They are Stlenman, Tom DeugtHJ
erty, formerly of Catholic High, in
Mlko Wilson, of Northeast High. AfS
St. Columba will present Its rer)!rj
line-up of Dunlcavy, Brown, MoortheM,-!
Dletrlck and Cashman, which lui jwtjj
been beaten this season. t 1
The other game of the night will trtnf il
together Y. M. lit A. and Port KlchmoM,!
both of the American League.
'ARE HADE ESPECIALLY FOR THE
DISCRIMINATING AND EXPERIENCED
SMOKER OFHItm 9Keu
) TURKISH CIGARETTES thUj
The blending jjU
is exceptional4! J vynT1
EGYPTIAN GlOfrUe .
SUITS $11 80
on ovTRrnAT JBL J" oRnrn
REDUCED FROM MO. ttS nl lit
PETER MORAN &.C0. fflfi!:"
S. E. Cor. 9th A Arch Stt.
Oven Mondty and Baturdtr Until a o'elMt
PLAYERS' LIBEL SUITS t
TO BE HEARD IN APRIL
St. -Loul, Mo., March 20. Tho hear
ing in the suit ot John Lavan. formerly
shortstop with the St, Louis Americans,
against Phil E. Ball, president ot the
club. In which the latter Is charred with
making a eianaerous accusation was
set yesterday for April S3 In the Circuit
Court, A similar hearing In which Der
rill Fratt, second baseman. Is the plain'
(iff, has been set for April 83.
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