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. rfx- :I2 -"jnJ EVENING PUBLIC LEDGKB-PHILAUKlA'HU, THUXWDAg, "APBIL i, IfllS" HERZOS HAS TURNED BACK THE HANDS OF THE CLOCK TO GAIN TIME FOR HOLDING OUT? "" 1 ' ..-. . ,,. mrnTTrkT Tin TMnTTTI A Cnn BASEBALL ONE GRAND GAMBLE; VIRTUALLY ALL MODERN STARS COST CLUBS LITTLE OR NOTHING SOMEBODY IS ALWAYS TAKING THE JOY OUT OF LIFE k, .ft even Greatest Players, Originally Secured as Gifts or for Pittances, Attain Money Value of Approximately $600,000 "DpULETTE, monte. poker nnd craps aro admittedly regular Barnes of ' , chance, though winning adherents of the great American Indoor pastime 'tomonly known as "draw" allege that It Is an exact science. Baseball I vio, bo diamond partisans contend, 'is an art or a science, depending upon point of view, A casual view of the records, however, tends to provo , Meat fcaseuaU Is the biggest gamble of all games Certainly Its greatest "rs, almost without exception, wero long shots and obscurities when Jtfeey started upon careers that have brought fume and fortune to club- Tmera and nlco fat recompense to themselves. The eleven great diamond stars of modern times undoubtedly aro or have been Cobb, Speaker, Wagner, Mathewson, Johnson, Lajolc, Collins, Jackson, Alexander, Slslcr and Hornsby. l'lvo of these cost absolutely nothing, while tho remalmlcr, excluding Wagner, represented a total money Inducement of $1875. Tho entire outllt, therefore, originally reprc ' Minted In financial values th'o sum named, while their total worth at tho senlth of their playing power rose to tho appalling sum of approximately 9600,000. Hero Is the way tho compuratlvo figures lino up: Nap Lajole, Walt Johnson, Georgo Slsler, Eddie Collins und Christy JJathewson didn't cost as much as u shoestring. True, tho veteran Amos Rusle was sent to tho Cincinnati Hedr, in exchange for Matty, but tho transaction turned out to be a gold-brick trade. Tho others cost railroad fare, only. Speaker and Alexander wero the highest-priced stars of tho galaxy, each compelling big-league adventurers to lay down tho munlllceut sum of 1500 to see what they held. Ilogers Hornsby represented uu Invest ment of $350, whllo Connie Mack pulled Joo Jackson out of u South Curollna mill at a price stated to bo $325. Alex cost tho Phils $500 draft money. According to report Lajole, Johnson und Hornsby cunio to their respectivo teams, the Phillies, Senators and Cards, by word-of-mouth tip from friendly fans wno had seen them perform In tho brush. . ... TTONUS WAGNEIt brought almost nothing when ho lighted into the big ring, being secured ulong with a wholo ballleam, Includ ing other notables like Hubo Waddell, for $25,000, when Barney Drev fuss acquired the Loulsvlllo team and transplanted it to Smoke town, Cobb Most Valuable Player of All Time fry. "DASEBALL. authorities differ as to tho relative value of players, but ' none outside of Cap Anson and a few others of a vintage of tho long ago who have failed to keep paco with tho procession fall to ugree that Tyrus Raymond Cobb Is the greatest player and attraction tho gamo has oyer seen. Cobb, who cost $300, admittedly is worth at this time In tlio open inarket tho sum of $100,000 as baseball values go, which sum Is indeed email when it Is llgured by tho Detroit management that ho is wurth .,$350,000 annually. This estimate, no doubt, takes Into effect tho aluo of tho plant and tho franchise, for both certainly hlngo upon tho gieat player's performances and personality. Other player values are about as follows: Speaker was llgured In the trade which took him from tho Red Sox to tho Indians to bo worth $35,000, and that figure would seem to represent just about his real baseball vulue. Christy Mathewson easily was worth a like amount, and also Houus Wag oner. The Great Dutchman made a mllllonalro out of Barney Dreyfuss, Plrale mogul, and he has been worth In salary and as a drawing card nnv- where any sum that any clubowner might liavo been willing to pay him. Eddie Collins, Grover Alexander, George Slslcr, Walter Johnson, Nap Lajole and Rogers Hornsby may bo rated as $50,000 talent, though, of course, the last named has passed from tho big star rating. Hornsby Is Bald to represent $25,000 more than the sum named In tho estimation of Magnate Weeghman, tho Cub spendthrift. Joo Jackson was valued at $30,000 in the trado that sent him frqni the Indians to the Whlto Sox. And besides those namod many other great players of modern limes cost virtually nothing, the list Including Connlo Mack's cntlro great world seating cast. Plank, Mclnnls, Baker, Barry, Bender, Coombs, Strunk aud ethers cost nothing, while Johnny Evers and Buck Hcrzog wero postage tamp acquisitions. rpHAT baseball Is a real gamble presents an interesting reverio ' angle. Fortunes spent for flivvers like Marty O'Toole and Leo . Magee equally show how uncertain Is the baseball wheel of fortune. Baseball Chief Item of Interest in Camps p FTTHE average run of baseball fans, clubowners and managers may feel - a more than ordinary doubt about tho gamo the coming season, but If they have occasion to worry It is the army camp bug who Is chiefly involved, for baseball Is the main item of interest in tho cantonments. And it is not the local brand, for the camp tam is recognized primarily as an item of training and recreation. Camp or branch of service rivalry is not sufficient to. make the soldier boys tako a vital Interest in any branch of camp athletics. It Is accounts of big-leaguo games which grip the lads making ready for the finish stroke against the minions of autocracy. They want to see what the regular fellers are doing. Here is the way the situation vat lined out by an army man at a Texas camp: "We have our own teams and our own leagues in tho army, but they ate maintained for tho purpose of providing recusation for us. Our real interest in baseball centers around the pennant races in the National and American Leagues. Why. you should have seen this bunch down hero when the world's series was being played last fall. We clean forsrot about the war to watch the progress of the games. I lost a month's pay on the Wants." A captain who was graduated from West Point about ten yearn aco Id: "This is a pretty serious business wo aro engaged in, and officers and en alike need all the recreation they can get in order to make the burden s light as possible, and baseball in all Its phases is tho chief recreation' The coming season in the major leagues is looked forward to with the greatest Interest by the men, and while we can't see any of the games we cart follow the work of the teams through the newspapers. Did you ever watch a. soldier who haa Just received a newspaper from one of th lg cities? ... , "TJE DOESN'T even glance at the front page, which contains the war news. He turns right to the sporting page and Just eats ( up the news of his favorite team." Zim-Collins Play Rehashed at Training Camp 'ACCORDING to the official dope as it la handed via Mr. Spalding's f- volume purporting to record special baseball feats, Heino Zim is re- JMved of the opprobrium of being the goat, the printed word having it that n had to chase Eddie as best he could because Rarlden was down tho Hh and out the play. The Giants still are arguing the matter in tho lobbies and on the lawn at Marlin, and- the subject seems likely to n unsetted. Judging from the following, from the nimble pen of James not, the snipper, in tne New York Mall: Bill himself doesn't know whether he handled the ball or not. Some- be thinks that ne flia. (Then again he isn't sure. ube Benton, who started the play, will bet his home that Rarldon ijfcii't touch the ball, and that he and ZIm were the only ones that did. "McQraw agrees with Benton. He is sure that Rarlden was not In th and can't account for his being- down the line so far when Zim began "The only player who Is never asked about the play Is Zim himself. tap Fink, the Bronx Bearcat, suggested asking Heinle during an argu- tne oiner evening, dui was votea jown jn the Interests of law and though they do not say so openly, the consensus of opinion among the iseenw m uo mat .ira was me victim or a bad bit of headwork on IB, Ul. MjlVERY ONE wants to let Zim forget about the play. f- never mentioned In hjs presence." Football Star Turned Down Seven Times It is '! LISTED THIS IS OUR. ANNIVERSARY And fOU ArJP I ARE GOiG OVT TTiMifiMT AMD HAVE A GOOD TIME J I'LL PLAY THE 9IAM0 UNTIL. Tl(v DEAR 0"lN ARRWE5 & itt S rfv ,WVM: '.I S 7 2MtiftHHKKt- "' a k-eZZs&&, s- ffmLHM&$ wzeS&i rsr i iv r '9i'Atesr iamrmmm'-m i MV Pear' This S MV FRIEND Mfc. BlMP ME. IS GOIMC Tb HAG DINGER VAJITM U6" HEPF AT HOME IfvJTlSAD CSOfNlO OUT ST t 7 PlrAtr -2 To -.LMEETCrtf Y2 ' OH ALtcl'M stipf-y Tickled to ojeaTh i "(M is TaKimg me OUT ToMKjMT V3P- a p.1. Time - OUR. " . .. -ki . S,MMlVEHCiAK7 Ta Ta7a TYa tv W $0O HOO Hoc Some BODY 'S AL.UJAYS TaVCIMG The JoY out op LIFE" 1 " of; 2lfe gofiOfj cmTj BBrW. c -gv: t s .&&? J? i isaisassnRiM lh-j-'. ftvr' rixtr n- cj sutj wxmwmMa s MORAN'S TROUBLES INCREASED WHEN MIKE PRENDERGAST HURTS ANKLE IN LE APINGFROM STANDS Phils Have Few Pitchers and Former Cub's Services Were Needed Good News From Whitted Brightens Camp By KOBERT W. MAXWELL LOCAL GUN CLUBS fourth day of the last British VETERAN HURT AFTER GROUNDS AWIP1 olf championship 1N tennis tilt M IVIerliurif, Ma., April 4 Till: hospital list in tho Phils' camp was Increased jestcrday afternoon when Mike PrendergaBt, the fllngcr from Clilcago, surahicd hla anklo In an cffoit 'to jump from tho grand t,tand to the 'giuuti'l. Mike was ill good Jumping form and had lots of technique, but a slippery step cauted by some loose Ico cream caused him to make a mess pt It. lie i landed on tho bide of his fool aim imipcu to the clubhouse, where he was attended by Mike Dee tho busy trainer. At this writing an injury to the pitch ing (,taff cannot be considered In the llRht of it Joke. In ull 1'at Moran has only t-eeu hurlers on tho Mart, and each 'Is needed In tho dally workouts. Prcn .doigast was depended upon to twirl soma "f the practice games and suli in the outfield, and his busted anklo has caused . tlio manager to 'liange his plans. Mike I probably will be ready for action on Saturday. Wliitted Signs There was a report last Highly that George "Whitted had feigned his 191S contract and toon would Join the rhlla In St 1'ctc No one could erlfy It, and I'at Moran Mild he had jcceled no word from the olllce In Flilladelplilu. now ter, a wlro from Durham, N. C, stated llliat Whitted had mailed in Ills signed I contract. 1 "I hope that the report Is I rue," said I'at today. "Whitted Is needed In tho I outfield and ho can't report here too quickly to suit me. (Jeorge Is a smart ball player and 1 think well of his abil ity. I am only horry ho lias not been don here for u couple of weeks to get Into shape." According to developments yesterday und totfay the Phils Imio not Blen up hope of tecuriiig Cy William tills sea-i son. Moran is fcaIHB notlitns?, nui is KcepliiB a close watch on all of tlio trains and seems disappointed when tlio lanky athlete falls to appear. It la 1) lievuel that t-'y Is wIIIIub to reconsider his decision to quit tho gamo and will tako one more fling at It Independents and Whites Using Phi la. Eledric's Traps Temporarily OTHER GUNNING GOSSIP Philadelphia gunnrs feel tho need of a public shooting grounds. Three well know local clubs, because of their being no suitablo place around tottii which could be leased for such purposes, lmo been forced to stage their matches at a suburban club. So far as It can be as certained, piogrammlng I lie target matches at thn out-of-town club Is only temporary. The S. S Whites, Independents and tlio Meadow Springs clubs aro the trio of organizations that liae been forced to get outside grounds for the gunning sport. The first two mentioned clubs, up till a month ago. staged target com petition at Holmesburg Junction, which was quite a ride from trie central part of the city. Failure to get another lease on the grounds, or some other leason, prompted the Whites and Independents to get a more desirable location. While TV". Robinson, secretary of both clubs, is looking for new grounds, the S. S. Whites and the Independent gunners were given the privilege of using the Philadelphia Electric grounds at High land Park Another club that is using the w Ir meu'u traps Is the Meadow Springs. This club formerly held its tests at Springfield, en tho Media short line. Under the present conditions, w 1th four clubs, Including the wlremen, hold ing eenls oer the Highland Park grounds, it has been urianged that the Electrics conduct shoots on tlio first Sat urday of the mouth, tho Independents the second, the Whites the third and the Meadow Springs on the fourth Sat urday. GUNNING NOTES Two reiditered target tournament will In held In this city this suinrar Both th S. 8. Whiten and the Independents hae tlated blc-tlme etcnts. , Klndlz. or the One-Thirty Club. 1b altr a new run. It is said Tred blear, the popular Colllngawood. N. J , professional bhot. la eelecllnc the weapon for the I'hllly man. Tho tie In the Trapsliootem" League he tiveen Wilmington and Weil Chester for tho championship will he decided tn a special ehoot in the near future tn Peimsyhanla Ulther the Lantdale or tlw S S. White's grounds will likely be the scene of tho shoot-off battle Secretary Walter Ollbert has a target rhoot listed for Saturday at the popular lieileman .Sportsmen's Association t Pen sauktn. II. h. Welles, a New Tori: professional gunner, has been ahoMlng here of late In local tests Welles, to say the least. Is a gunner who bass his Inanimate birds with an average of ST per cent "Stony" MiLtnn formerly sporting writer rt tlilu ritv 14 uKlnv the target cun with con siderable skill these dass At Wilmington last Saturday '"Stony" stored forty-two out of fifty. This citj's trapshootlng brigade. Including two women .nrs. w. u mnaig ana Airs. it. Miller are looklnr thlncs oer at Lake- wood With twenty or forty Quaker City marksmen m Jersey, aurnre it to say mat some of me prizes snouia nitier to j'niny. NORMAN ROSS FAILS TO QUALIFY IN SWIM PROVES FATAL TO AMERICANS MkcFarlane, Later Killed in France, in De feating Evans Plays Unbeatable Game. Physical Strain Tells on Weber By CHARLES (Chick) liVANS. JR. Alexander Sprains Ankle but Pluekily Continues Play With Partner MAV COST HIM TITLE rnilU fourth da of the last Brltlth L amateur tournament was biilliaut aud warm hot. etcii, In Hit American sense. Tho Ilrltlsh grass necr looked greener, there wero flowers in eery dooryard and garden and the waters of the Channel 6parklcd In the sunshine Weber and I were to met two flrbt- class players; my opponent was C 13. MaeFarlane, a brilliant Scottish Interna. tioiidllst, aud Harold's, Captain Cecel K llulchlson. a piajer of fine icputatlon and much experience: file jears before ho had been tlrullst In the British ama teur at Mulrneld Strain Too Much for Weber By this time the tournament was be ginning to tell cruelly upon Weber. Al ways of frail physique, his strength was failing it has happened in almost every tournament In which he has played. In consequence, his game was not up to the high standard he hatd maintained through the three nre lous rounds Weber topped Ills first tee shots, and tlio bad start affected his whole atter-game. All the while Captain Hutchison was placing cry well, and th match ended with a fi-aud-l victory for hl.n His record In this tournament, plasing as he did under the disadvantage of a foreign course, was er creditable, and count ing strictb by time he was really the last American In the Hiltlsh amateur of 1911 Just ten or fllteen minutes betore Ills match ended I had been defeated by C H MatFdilane, who his since died on the fighting line In Erance. For the Hrst nine holes of that match MaeFar lane. plajed the most remarkable golf I hae i:er seen. At that time, tif course, I was sorry to lose, but I can take off my hat cheerfully to that sort of golf any time I see it, and 1 hae been prouder of that defeat than of many u ictor. My own game was ste.iclll good until the cud. and the end waH a 4-and-:! defeat for me. First Nine Holes in .'ll In all the jcars that the masters of tho game hao been plajlng oter the Itoyal St. Georgo not one of them lias eer equaled the scoro for tho first nine holes made on that beautiful May day by - B. MacFailane. When the news that ho had made tln last sacrifice for tountry ranched me I was glad to re member that lie had plajed the mar velous round against mo at Fondwlch. To achieve such golf Is unalloyed bliss to I ho golfei, and 1 could not find ll In my heart to grudge him ono moment of his enjos'inent. He began our match by winning the first hole in tluee, making him 1 up at the rtart, although my I was good golf He and I both had a bad hole at tho fourth, which we halved In 6; It was his only bad hole, and when we con sider that with a G on that hole he mad. the nine In 31 we mav hae an Idea of what that score meant In match play. If there ever was an Inspired putter It was MaeFarlane on the 21st day of May, 1014 All his Iron shots were good. He could hole from any place, and a '." yard putt on the seventh seemed merelv an Incident of the game 'Hie whole was a wonderful exhibition ind I neer expert to see Us like again (Jieat of GolT I haio gained a ceitaln sort of fame for bringing out the best of my op ponents, au I tecall oer years of ex perience only one or twu occasions on which mj successful opponents tailed to play good gOlf, but this was the greatest golf I wab fer up against Along the gteeu hedges as wo lode home that sunny afternoon were big white posters btaitng In enormous It teis the legend, UX1T AMERICA. Wo weio indetd out of it. but speak ing for the last two American?, we had enjojed eery hour of our stay In Kent, and een In our defeat wc were happj' anil glad. New orl, April i Frederick B Alexander, tho former Internationalist, displayed the brand of grit which characterizes champions In tho national indoor tennis championship In tho Seventh Ileglment Armory jes tcrday afternoon. Suffering from a wrenched ankle, which caused him ex treme pain and made him limp percept 'bly, lie battled on until he and Dr. William Hoeiibauin. with whom lie was paired In the doubles, defeated W. ,1 Uallon and II B. Gatcomb, S-6, 3-6, 6-3. When tho last point had been tallied Alexander was scarcelj able to walk oft the lloor. "I wrenched my anklo and it leels an If It were spraiiifd," lii said ' I am going to hae it attended to immediate! " After lecelvlng first aid in his dressing room he left tho build ing to consult a physician. The iniuiv is likely to cost him two titles. He was going along at his best, nnd with Doctor Hosenbaum seemed to clouted the ball In mldseason form It. also flejded his position well, but favored ins inrowing arm ueiore me club etartl north next Monday ho should be In first- ciass snape. With Stock back on the Job and WhlU ted on his way, accotdlng to reports, th Phils do not look so bad for the opening of the season. All that in needed now Is a pair of good pitchers to relieve thi Setcrans and Pat Moran will 6au tluough the season In the first division Nothing has been heard from N'lv,n and if he doe.i not communicate wii 1 Moran before the end of the week he" J prouaoiy win oe piaceu on the market 1 and sent to another club. Bert has bejti m "nititu . imr uumiuui- nna l'resldftii Slock in Condition Milton Stock looks sin If ho lias been training ever rIiico the beason closed last uc'ober. The llttlo third baseman stepped into the game jesterday and Baker feels that he has done Ids part No Sympathy The president of the Phils cannot be censured for his attitude this vear t. stead of bllclng salaries he maintained the bumo standard as last year and In creased the pay of three of the plaera For the first time In baseball history the holdouts deserve no sympathy for their attitude. Yesterday's gamo -was a real ok.. hm tho players put In a hard afternoon'! work. They ran tho bases and scored runs until they wero too tired to move In one of the later innings when thi sun was baking the diamond and high school kid pitching, Cravath, Ludertn and Meusel struck out In succession thus giving tho natives something fj talk about this summer. Eddie Burns Hero i:ddle Burns wai tho hero of the aft ernoon. Ho caught foi the high school nine and scored tho only run Uddlt learned the hiliool elt and wore a school hag which contained his arlfh. metlc and geography in tho eighth vv hen lie reached first on u single he stole second and then stolo the ball , The theft was not discovered until Milton Stock looked Into his bchool bag and halted him al third. Then McKenty obliged w'ith a wild pitch and a white, wash was averted The janlgans and regulars play today, Tho game was scheduled for tomorrow, but there will bo a big paiade on that day, and as parades are not as common as baseball tho grand old national gams was sidetracked Tlio last gamo will be played on Saturday. i SEIBOLD'STEAM WINS ANOTHER GAME Led by Former Athletic Twirl er, Company I Defeats Company K, 18-3 TO PLAY FOR THE TITLE Camp Meade, April 1 The Loop Sta tion Field was tho Eceno of another one sided batting bee esterday. Company L trouncing Company K by the over whelming score of IS to 3 In tho semi final game for the championship of tho Third Battalion Tllft tltfn nnr) Kf-1irtlllA am .r fir have the doubles honors at his mercy. I ranged that the winners tn each of the as well as having an excellent chanct for the singles title Between him and thn slng's crown stood only William T Tllden, .. of Philadelphia , Lieutenant King Smith and S Howard Voshell As oshcll, who Is a lieutenant at the Princeton aviation school, Is not In his three battalions of Philadelphia's own 315th will competo in a series and tho winner will in turn compete with tho winner of the other regiments for tho championship of the camp This arrangement will, of course, take sfdeUl'oVcHs tlme' and 6 final game may not for premier lienors ! hoys ore caring little where the deciding Tllden. who reached the semifinals at tho expense of Harold Taylor on Mon day, advanced to the doubles yesterday Wlth Cecil Donaldson, tho Bay RIdgo schoolboy, as a partner, he defeated Mien Bthr and incent Richards In the sec ond round, 3-6, C-3, 6-2 DOUBLES ritst round C. A Anderson nd Charles (.numbers won from O. o Grenz and partner bv default, b. rt. McAllister and H. S liounian won from M IvkMm .i c V. Tavlor b default "" "' "' Second round Cetll Donaldson and Yv ,l Hani 1 TIMen. 2d. defeated Al!n Blir and Vincent Hichards, 3-l h-3. 0-2, Frederick "b Alexander and rr Wllliani noenbaum del J 3 3 0 il3 aatcomS. DIAUUm Ihlrd round Frdrli-I- R ai.v, .,. reated Dr William nosenhaum. fl-8. H.n 6.1 " Lieutenant Kins Smith dfeated H I ni ";-. : "njjara vospf deflated I Manchester. C-3. 7-3. .: bWslR belns turned dOTrn seyert times for physical unfitness, Edson lsV, on ot tho gamest football players that ever upheld Nebraska Unl- ft and one of the most perfect physical epeclmens In the game, is the verdict of draft officials, hie last hope of getting Into the army. wring anavr iriea to ennst in the Nebraska Guard, but "football mmii bis (-ejection. Then he tried the reserve officers' camp and iMWVttM rmy, with tbe same result. tltrtry that bad kneea should hot Interfere with hie eiflrlency Cfbter, h tried th, aviation, section, but waa rejected on account am fct tett him out of the gas-engine section the C.rmt I.akeH. Ill . Anrll 4 The Great Lakes training Btatlon tops the A. A U. swimming record today with ten points. Perry McGlillray. of the Jackles, won the fifty-yard event In the Illinois. Ath- letto Club pool in Zi 4-5 seconds last night. Norman Ross, of San Francisco, failed to qualify for the race McGilllvray set a new mark In the ICO-jard breast stroke at Detroit last Saturday COWLEIWUISKE FIGHT FOR THURSDAY IS OFF Minneapolis, April The Tom Cow-ler-Bllly Mlske match, scheduled for Thursday, was canceled today. Covvler is HI. Cuban Racing Profits Will Amount to $200,000 Horsemen who hats Just relumed from Cuba ur that the lone winter mert'nc at Curler Drown' ll'vana race trark will net about S20O.0O0. Tbe attend ance haa been larcrr than In former years. In spite of the limited numbe of tourists anil the opposition at New Orleans and Hot Sprints. The Cubafi hairs become deenlr Interested In ratine and breeding-. Ther also bare learned the latrlcMtea of rate track betting. Curler Brown has nude lone flint for reeecnhlon In Havana and nnallr la on eaar street. LENA BLACKBURN SEEMS SURE TO DELIVER GOODS THIS YEAR Burns Up Scenery Around Second at Reds' Train-: ing Camp and Gets Big Hand ((T E.VA ' BLACKBURN', one of the XJ real Klnnegans of baseball, is an other who is staging a comeback this ear and like Smoky Joe Wood already has established himself as n winner at tho Job, at least In tlfe Training Camp League. Blackburn's latest opportunity to come to Is In the ranks of Christy Mathewson's Cincinnati Reds and glow ing accounts of his performances around the keystone sack are coming from the Cincinnati training quarters at Mont gomery. Blackburn, whote front name is Rus sell, is a player who Is off again, on again and gone again with amazing reg ularity. As Toronto Innelder he hit only .266 In 154 games last season, but his wonderful fielding again brought him back to fast company and a number of big league teams have tried to get hold of him by trade or otherwise He has been a big shine always In the minors, but he blew out a tire or threw a shoe or something in his tryout with the White Sox In 1915. Great Help to Lajole Last season the work of the myste rious player brought him more than usual attention from those who knew what was what In the work of the Toronto team when under the manage ment of Larry Lajole it won a pennant. ' was stated that Blackburn as field captain furnished that pep and punch that the big Frenchman never did have, and he received much of the credit for the team's big year by home and circuit fans. Besides acting In the capacity stated with such eclat. Blackburn led both hortstopy and third basemen of that circuit In Melding One young gentle man playing In one-third as many games t)t third had a slight marten over Hi '' lllllfw ft & , j kV- s5 j man ll. I r Notes of the Howlers game will be played, as they are conn" dent that Selbold & Co. bpells victory on French or even German soil, as It liar In the last eight games ot Camp Meade Company L drew first blood in the second inning when after Barnltz re fused to bite at four wide ones Mc. Monagle singled to left Selbold's fier ticket to first filled the sacks Halm then delivered a timely two-base walloj to right, dealing the bases Company K got to McMonaglo for om run In the fourth and two ill the fifth inning, the game being at this point very close and exciting, the score standing 4 to 3 In L's favor Selbold went on the slab In the elxth Inning, with MoMonagie on tho recelvln end, and Selbold electrified tho 4000 spectators by his terrific bpeed and the way he fooled tlio K boys In mixing a slow teaser villi a tcrrllle curvo that Babe Ruth Starts Season With Two Home-Run Drives Ilube Ruth, the heftl-ldtting pitcher In the binlnex, N startlnc the Kawin fairly well for mere pitcher. In the flMt evhlliltlon came In which he took part ut Hot hprlno he wn able to ttt Ittle off tni Ilrookljn pitchers, eiceot Ine tuo home runs. held the K boys hltless during the rest of tlio game. Captain Selbold made It clesr that the scheduled games will not interfere with his recent challenge ot any team ttuly representative of any one com pany. The score: link, ir. n-.ltz. kS. MrVIonasle, p., Selbold. 2b, p... H.iiin. I.eFetre. 3I. .. . Ultrliner. cf, COMPANY L A. II. K. II. O. s 4 ... 5 4 Iln Ilree. lh 3 Ituderlik. rf 1 voirei. ir 4 Oil 4 2 1 4 2 2 3 2 2 2 4 1 1 2 1 2 1 2 2 11) 0 0 0 O O 0 0 2 110 0 A. t. 0 ft 3 0 1 1 S A 1 0 1 0 A 0 lotals 41 18 10 27 11 1 COMPANY K A.1I. K. II. O. ,.E. Urrloslsv. If. O'loole, (.. . Illjlr. r. . Mohller. cf. . l.JOM, lb. ( lark. p.. rf. Sulthi, rf., p. Inlti. 2I. . Mullln. 3b. . totals Companv I, Lompjii K 14 0 3 I l l n 14 2 1 13 0 0 II 11 1 0 1 2 5 1 l n n o 1 o l n o s 6 S 3J 3 7 27 11 7 u. n.h. ainnnanit l ir in l 0001200 003 71 PITCHER DELL ALDERMAN BELIEVED A WAR VICTIM Pittsburgh, April 4 Officials of the Pittsburgli Baseball Club yesterday ex pressed the belief that the Dell Alder man, reported recentl by General Per bhlug as killed In action In France, was the former Pirate pitcher. If so, he Is the first professional baseball plaer to lay down his life for his country. I.lbert) Itcll. after lini,.. .. A.. ., I Plonshlps and holdlna the lead up till liit nltht in the Philadelphia Leine wai alien ths worst Mt-bael: it eier ran Into when '"" ,T ivuniii jianroaa tcni took six stralsht meti three of the resrular series W!D .rescent and three nostnonej cameo with .Mflroie whll Llbertv Brll went doin I lo dcleat at thft hand r,f th HI!. .;.-".. ! Melton aie a fine exhibition of topplins the maples hen it aieraaed 2925 plna tor TrI'i,Sam?.' or a,n !",' Waal same score of 073 pin Carey olck and Guest belne the Snr Sya'i'AlS.n1119 n'Bht-tossmc team for 2S0 215 and 220 and Guest not only ran HP. huh w.oiea of 24 and 21(1 but also vvaa tfUh three-same scorer with 660 pins. rtniiijlianla Kuilroad team In Its first series with Crescent totaled 1)74 In the f rat game, comlns back stronger In the second ttnha?seltt,VS?0.,he!L!lr " '" ?h l'railer. Flood and Zler were out for high bowltna- scores, nnd from their scoring in the flrst series with Crescent were very suc cessful. Frazlar began with 211 and amid appjauaa in the second ran un 2011 and In his ,?.'!, rSJ,' a5aln t0!"d ,hem 'or 178, totaling ??' tK1?2d al80,?f f 'o g good start with 103. In the. neit time up he outrolled Fra" sler by 18 pins, scoring- 238. and on hla ?onrM 2$". &J!F2L"!! 'h'm aaah,'' i''. -vti" " u" tiltr. I I team, also had a score of 201 on ths RUSSELL BLACKBURNE him. but traveling at a .969 clip In 101 games gave him a clear title to best f.eldtng regular. At short his figure was .967. Blackburn was an Idol ot the fans In the American Association when he played with Milwaukee, und every team iu that circuit would like to get hands on him. That they will not havo this chance for some months Is the predic tion of Red training camp scribes, who go further and allege that any other big league team would have to put over a fancy transaction to Induce Christy to surrender title to him. Palmyra, N. X, will be Interested In hearing of the fine prospects cf "Lena" this year. Blackburne halls from that burg and before breaking Into profes sional baseball waa a shark both on the diamond and basketball floor at that place and other nearby spots. r,JSVttou m,de .'.t .? eln-un Wth th Phillies, copping all three. E. K M i2a the high, scorra with three the douki. counts. 211.' 212 and 21S. Dugan anothir SOWnTiOl!'0 hi10 "N "".-ndnoie ri0,!lnE the maples for double eenturlel easily" rVinrl the r1ff on th Tar.avlt.. i "n.y 233. Wells. 208. and McLachla'n. 203. PennajlianU Italu-oad team In Ita i..j series with Melrose outroll.d it from t,,ry nngle. running; ud a score of 027 In thi Hrst game. b07 In the second and In th sat the hlah score of lOdl pins, or a total of 2835. .Krazler again acorid two douwll stae"4joTlQO,lJilh,a -2i- '""". Marrland Gas. In Ita series with Aetna, of the Insurance League, played Into a tie tn ita first game, but on the relln P Aetna won out. 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