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H 6 THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE, SATURDAY MORNINa, SEPTEMBER 21, 1907 M
I I SOME BASEBALL BUNTS I
I I --' -. By FREDERIC J. HASKIN. ,
Ii There will be no end of (ho baseball
fan until the frost, coming to settle
. upon the humble pumpkin and to euro
V ihe hay fever, also cools his ardor and
restores him sufficient!- to his right
mind so that ho can sit. down quietly
nnd talk with his wife about laying in
the winter coal and sending the children
i to school. The production of baseball
cranks is peculiar to no one section
of the country. They tlourish every
; whore. Whether in Maine or Califor-
' nia, as soon as a man begins to worry
;P over the management of the home team
f and gets rhis responsibility firmly fixed
in his mind, "he's a goner." Nothing
o tvill cure him but tho end of the soa-
; son and the first frost.
Baseball has a firm hold on its lol-
V lowers because of its variety. While
r Innumerable matches have occurred in
( this country since it became the na-
J tional pastime, it is safe to s:y that
I no two of these contests have been
? played exactly alike. There have been
jj thousands of unexpected situations,
n many of them calling for instantaneous
H decision and quick action by the pla"-
ers The ball player who can meet the
i crisis in a flash is said to have "a good
p head.' Two evenly matched teams
' from rival towns in tho middle West
were lighting a hard battle one day
last fall when an odd play occurred.
In the last half of tho ninth inning
two men were out and a man on third.
The excitement began to tell on the
1 pitcher, and he threw a wild ball which
I struck wide of the plate and bounded
Into the netting in front of tho grand
stand, where it stuck about twenty feet,
from the ground. The runner on third
i made a dash for homo to score the win- j
ning run. The fans ou his side stood
tip for a mighty yell and then sat down
in sudden disgust. The opposing j
catcher raced after the ball the instant i
it passed him, tore off his mask as he ,
raji and, dinging it at the netting, dis
lodged tho ball, caught, it as it fell and
threw ihe runner out nt the plate, iris
team Avon the game in the next, inning,
and the madly enthusiastic fans sent
him home bareheaded his cap full of
A somewhat similar play was reported
years ago when one of "the champion
Eastern teams was making a tour
through the West. They had a game i
in one placo where the grounds and '
surroundings wore not altogether suit-
able for the playing of a match game.
About fort feet'bnck of first base there
was a well covered by an old-fashioned
suction pump. At a critical point in
the game the third baseman threw low
in the attempt to catch a runner at
first. Tho ball struck tho bag and
bounded into the air, coming down
squarelv in thu jaws of tho old pump
and slipping down its throat. Before
tho runner was half way to second tho
quick-witted first baseman reached the
well, and grasping the handle began
to pump fast or than if t.ho grandstand
wero on fire. Tho rooters yollod and
hooted in ecstacy at the sight of the
star first baseman wrestling with tho I
old pump, but he persevered nnd pumped .
the ball up just in time to thro,w the
runner out at tho plate.
"Danny" Hoffman fs said to be tho
only player on record to kill a hor.so in
a basebnll frame. That was a feat ac
complished oy him in a game played
at Bridgeport; tho year before he joined
the Athletics. During the game a buggy
drawn by a faithful steed of creamy
white, with occasional splotches of flea
bitten grey, was driven into the distant !
outfield. 'Tho driver thought himself I
out of the danger sonc and settled
down to enjoy tho game from a safe I
distance. Dannv's team was in a hole,
and it was another such chance as when
Case- went to bat. But Danny was not
Casey that day. lie smashed a vicious
liner right ai that old white horse.
Straight as an arrow shot from a bow
the ball sped for the head of the nag,
and a thirteen-inch shell would not have i
put its lights out more effectually or
speedily. The horse was buried with
baseball honors and a stone erected, on
which was inscribed: "Out for being
hit with a batted ball."
A queer play was pulled off this year i
at the Polo grounds in New York, and I
is said to be the only one of its kind
in the history of the game. The Cin- j
cinnati Reds were the visiting .team. A
batter, having struck out, was thrown
out at. first by the third baseman. lie
had struck at the ball three times. Tho
last one was really a foul tip, and struck
the catcher on the shins, but the umpire
did not hear it. The ball rolled in
front of tho plate, and thinking it a
foul the catcher threw it, to third, as
some catchers have a habit, of doing.
Tho umpire called it a strike, third
throw to first and tho batter was out.
This is the first time on record thai; a
third baseman ever got an assist on a
Triple plays by one man are almost
as scarce as hen teeth. There are only
a few instances whore this feat his been
accomplished. Napoleon Lajoie. in his
book on baseball, asserts that up to
1906 there had been but two instances
where one man pulled off a triple play.
Pnul Ilines. now a clerk doing the most
prosaic work in the Department of
Agriculture, was the first player who
ever executed a triple play. First As
sistant Postmaster-General Hitchcock,
tho athlete of an athletic adnunistra-
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H F saved to spend for happiness, Just as if we saw a man cleaning
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tion, witnessed that play, and never
tiros of lellinp about it. TTines was
playing center field with the Providence (
Grays in 1S7S. There wns a man on i
seco'nd and one on third. A bnttcr had i
I made a shorr fly that looked like a hit.
j Ilines ran forward and caught it and
; went on to second base, getting there
before the plaver on second had lime
to recover it. Then, perceiving that, the (
chap on third was almost at the home j
plate and was turning to recover third,
Hiues sprinted nnd beat his man there
bv a full yard. A quarter of a centurv
elapsed before another triple play was !
ever made single-handed. It remained j
for Harvey O'lTagan to share the honor I
j with ilines. He was playing first, base
with Jersey City. A lino drive came l
j his way and he landed it and retired 1
I the man recently eusconsed on first. I
i Then he determined to tempt the fates
in an effort to beat the man who had
turned back to second while en route
to third. Harvey was a sprinter for
I sure that day, and he got there first.
Three other men, Murch of Manchester,
lsew iiampsmre. ornauey ot i-ortiann,
Oregon, nnd Mnlholland of Sandusky,
I Ohio, are accredited with triple plays.
I A notable game of ye olden time, as
i baseball history goes, "was pulled oft' in '
1S77 at Manchester, New Hampshire. I
The Harvard nine was playing the local
club. Inning after inning was prayed
without a run. until there were twenty-
four innings and still no runs. Tn this '
game Catcher Jim Tyng made the tin I
precedentcd record of thirty-one put-
outs nnd three assists. That gamo is
still talked of around . Harvard. Tyng ,
was the first player in the baseball
world to nso a catcher's mask. This ,
twenty-four-inning jame was next to c
the longest in the history of baseball. 5
The longest was played at" Devil's Lake,
j North Dakota, July IS. 1901. between
the Grand Porks and Fargo teams.
There wero twenty-five innings pla3ed in
that game without either side scoring
a point. Tho biggest score on record l
is that made at Buffalo in the sixties, U
whon the Niagaras beat the Columbias H
20!) to 10. II
One of tho few women pitchers in v
this country playing with a team of t
men is Miss Car no Meyer of Allentown, ,
Pennsylvania. She has a pretty good
record as a pitcher. Lust year she ,
pitched a game against Heading and i
was one of the biggest drawing cards I
of that section. A report of the game 1
says that she did not rely on her spood, I
but that she pitched a puzzling out-
curve that wns too much for the other
team. Tho opposing pitcher was a good I
one, and yet he was hit nine times y
against her seven. She played an error- '
less game. At the bat she brought in '
one run by making a timely single.
r The records of baseball show but two
real genuine women fans. One of thorn
was Helen Dawvry, who. is now Mrs. i
John Ward, her husband being a plaver
with something of a record. The other
is Mrs. Charles Wilson of New York.
Her son Buster is th'c mascot of tho
Giants, and they have missed only two
games in thrco years at the Polo
grounds. Accompanied by her husband, '
who is a wealthy real es'tato man, they
have seen about every important base- -ball
event in tho United States. " Hi
Hi' ' Dixwell, the "most unique cit
izen" of Boston for a generation, with
his shrill staccato voice, and old "Wcll
Woll" of New York are about the
most widely known fans of tho mas
culine persuasion in America.
W. A. Cummings, tho inventor of tho
curve in baseball pitching, is still liv
ing. Ho discovered tho possibilities
of the curve on Jnrvis field, while plav
ing against Harvard some forty years '
ago. He has written to his Boston
friends that he will bo there home
coming week and may pitch a game
just to show that forty years have not
served to take all the curves out of his
good right arm.
Tho movement now -on foot to elim
inate the spikes from baseball shoes '
bocause so many players are hurt with
them had its counterpart in a success
ful movement: for the elimination of -the
hitting of a player with a ball, somo i
thirtj' years ago. Whon the gamo was
young nitting tho basc-runnor with tho
pall was sanctioned, just as it had been
in old-fashioned town ball. Mauy was
the time that a plaj'cr running bases
would take the chances of being hit, nnd
in fact would often try to draw the
throw, renlizing that tho chances wore
many to ono that ho could dodgo tho '
ball. But thero woro men in the game
who would wait until tho runner got '
at close range and then throw dangor- J
ously hard. After several serious in
juries had occurred there came the suc
cessful movement that put an end to
the rule. Considering the damage thoy
have done, the elimination of spikes I
has already boon postponed too long,
Thin is an nilmont for which Chain ,
borlain's Pain Balm has proven e3po- j
oially valuable. In almost every in '
etanco it affords prompt and porraa
ucui roliof. Mr. Luko LaGrango of
Orange, Mich,, finys of it: "After us
ing a plaster and othor remedies for
throo weekb for a bad larao back, I
purchased ri boitlo of Chamborlcin-'t
Pain Balm, and two applications offect
d a euro," For ealo by nil druggiots.
Tlie week Las teen given up to an Opening a skowmg o
M tlie kigkest expressions' of style. On Saturday Leautifull
1 ' f askioned, moderately priced Millinery will ke displayed ioM
tke first time. . . Attention is invited to our very reasonP
akle prices in Boys' New Fall Suits. . . Big .sale of Skeet
and Domestics. . . . Stirring reductions in Top Coats ancjif
Clotk Suits. . . . Specials in Men's Wear. . . . Boys' an
Hlji Ckildren & Skoes reduced Concert in tke Evening!
!! School Suits That Make the Attractive Kimona Sale for M
Boys Look Manly. '' Saturday. j
The new stock of handsome suits for TVe are now showing a full line of Kimonas -. 1m
fjgja boys is now ready for inspection. Latest in the fall weights. Nothing is nicer these
novelties in plain serges and mixtures, cool evenings. MP
including blouses and Buster Browns. Flannelette dressing sacque. in 'blue and
The suits are nicely tailored, the maleri- gray; bishop sleeves. Extra values at 85c.
J Y;7 als arG sod ancl tlie workmanship Daisy flannel short, Kimonas; the edges IjlljS '
JtjJ) yJm splendid. Good points to all of our are buttonhole finish; all the pretty light PIlliW
X IfjfWS suits- sbades- SPecial at 65c. Pliik W
l r Girls from 10 to U rears will be in- T Yelom. eiderd" dsng saeques, with lj f
H forested in a fine line of fancy caps ona sleeves; satin bands down the front Jm$m.
Vi ii wJL i-ii 4. i i tt i . ancl around the sleeves; all pretty liht Mhri il'ilwsi
f I faffit 'bich have just been opened. Velvets , , . , . . . : "o
Jiflisf , t -j iii u shades; pink, light blue, lavender and pearl Wr&fcf i&ivllL-
Ppj? and broadcloths something new. .', , . ' . . ' , wpvK11o5!
wtSiW'J Sy, with large rosebud designs S1.95. -V
U!il THE ENGLISH PICCADILLY. . .fflf
A?T M'll ' 3 .-pt . -i i c i Long Kimonas dark blue flannelette, with small Avhitffl
PMW vViiLfJ Three-quarter, tailored coat for girls n i r i i i c . --,
Wtn v5&Kl V p n i . i i.- u polka dots; Persian band down the front; extra wide in thfid
Wm ll Wi m S 5 COnCeptlons 0t skirt-$1.25. - -M
i yftu season a g00f'f warm, common
mml lmm RPnse make. Regular English box coat Long Kimonas in daisy flannel, fleece down and Velourja
Wyj JSlW' :,llle, ciev'ot" ray and brown mix- eiderdown, dark and light colors; in Persian patterns,
ffljKf lures, trimmed with brown and green pretty, large design; extra wide: well made; at $2.25, $2.50
velvet collars. Reasonably priced. and $2.75.
ii A BIG CLEARANCE SALE OF WOMEN'S AND 1
fl ; CHILDREN'S SUMMER UNDERWEAR and HOSE j
r i ' Vll These unusual values will be picked up quickly. j(
uff-'rkSi Misses fine lisle knit pants, umbrella knee; trimmed in
55 fl ne nrea -ace- Reduced from 35c to j w
' ffflWIfiffi All of the broken lines of children's, infants and women's I
5ft' S lira hose, and children's socks; 25c and 35c qualities for " f B W
VrV IMS Women's knit pants, French band; tight or umbrella knee; B jJI ygl
mil w W M lace trimmed ( g
1 JIT S r Ek Women's low neck and sleeves; white vests in fine Swiss JL ?rl
Pb ribbed; others with pinkand light blue bar; well taped I
around the neck and holes. Regular 35c quality JE
iYOU NEED SHOES FOR SATURDAY.
for $4.00, $5.00 and Misses' and children's Women's French hee?
$6.00 women's oxfords Misses' and children's shoes, boys. and youths Boys and youths' school oxfords flnd pae.
is an exceptionally big gh siippers and ox- shoes, all new goods, all shoes that we know leather strap slippers
bargain. The balance ol: i , v i M
our summer stock is go- fords on bargain table nobbjr lasts and styles, weal. well. Worth broken 1,nes to ?M
inn- fast make p.irlv , all will wear and are fit- out. They were $4QQ
ing last maice early worth $L50 to $2.50. . . $2.00. "
selections. , ters. and $o.00. g
fr The demand for ihe services oj a lady chiropodist has been met A special booth in the shoe section!
Hi t 500 IMPORTED TEDDY BEARS HAVE ARRIVED
IP A Few Special Prices for Men. Last of the Season Garden Hose-
A high grade line of silk half hose regular $1.00 for 45c. " ' Final Reduction.
jfim. Fancy Madras and Percale skirts, detachable cull's ; all 50 feet green rubber .- ;.$10.00 for $5.0&
IMv sizes t0 11 ' Values t0 1;75 for 75c- 50 feet red Durby $ 6.00 for $3,5jJ&
jjgji 35-cent fancy silk and linen handkerchiefs at 25c. 50 feet -inch cotton $ 6.00 for $3.5fflS
Wm Underwear in broken sizes, fleece ribbed, 50-cent values 50 feet -inch cotton . $ 5.00 for $3.d3
WjW or 35c 2S;ot much left. AVe guarantee no hose. . ' jBs
J&L A Few Specials in Wood for Burning. 7TT I TZIi W7r Ml
ll , 1 Snappy Polo Caps for Little Folk.
y I M o-cenfc panels for . lc M
hT (A 25-cent panels for 19c These are among the novelties made of bear skin
Special 25-cent handkerchiefs and glove boxes for 21c. cord ornaments and car laps.
iM Top Coats in 3-4 length, covert and a few mixtures- specially d?
g& priced for Saturday only. Values from 12.50 and 15.00, for PJ ak
About .fifty Cloth Suits one each in light and dark checks, stripes !
m and a few plain mixtures; fitted coats, semi-fitted and also a few djl A Qlg
P 3-4 length coats. Values $ 1 8.50 to $35. Specially priced Saturday JLUf!
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