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fV "j gr - tf i &L'-V C EVENING PUBLIC liEDGER-PHILADELPHIA", WEDNESDAY,, MARCH 20, 1918 1 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 kjj.. j. a-.j.-. v. "''" r" t JvviKj FATE AND OVERCOME PUBLICITY OVER MAYOR LANG AND NAT . L V 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 A r' W 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." Vi fv 'iV 1- 'j 4 te if- i. i&i ,- If w. U . 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, and continues: "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 nerly boy.":. 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. 'iwrJ"' ' i 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 H flWSL v " Smff- CUre'a eblsf U tfK ! m k r BL 'i LC tv.. ix m PJ? w tb b"x , t'V . fit- 4 t-rf 'a" K h i ..' - ?r. Sr i'iv. T& t. - L tJKrf ij-1 r 1 skd By ItOBEirr W. MAXWELL St. rcleribarr, FU., March SO. paluablo training every dav th ..'1 away. -- PITCHER GREGG STILL MISSING Failure of Veteran Twirl er to Show Up Worry ing Mack 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 ble Breakdown 0". -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 his delay. 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 major leagues. 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 the plate. 'if - i kn ' ' ij I . - v FRITZ MAISEL LEWIS WINS MAT DEOSIONONFOUL Zbyszko Butts Strangler Unconscious in Big Wrestling Match 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 eye. 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 player. 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 prominent. 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 away. 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? Ilia ttniB Herzog pfeks Giants "I am waiting to hear from Bmim.'! . , ., , I10 p, f 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' the NailMtl? adlltloatlf MARINE FIVE MEETS ST. COLUMBA TONIGHT! ia Y. M. H. A. to Play Porti Kijchmond in Prelimi nary Game 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. I ?tf MURAD Turkish Cigarettes '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 at 3 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. 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