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Major Moguls Figuring-away?Ban Johnson Claims Leagues Close Today
ORGANIZED BASEBALL OUT TO EFFECT ARRANGEMENTS FOR PLAYING OUT SEASON Clark C Griffith, as Rescuer of Big League Game, Goes to Front for National Pastime. May Reclassify Eddie Ainsmith, Catcher of Test Case, From Local Club. RGANIZEO 'baseball it trying to effect ionie arrange ment by which it can play out the preient season. Clark Griffith, manager of the Waahington club, V and Benjamin S. Minor, it? president, ?*?>*" Provost Marshal General Crowder pesterday. The baseball magnate?, ?tunned by the decision of Secretary of War Baker in the Ainsmith case that ball player? are within the "work-or-fight" order, would like to ?ecure the suspension of enforcement of the order until the end of the playing season in September. Their only arguments for this are the same three which Mr. Baker overruled Friday in sustaining the lower board'? order for the reclassification of Ainsmith at once. / Baseball men believe that if the player? now in deferred classifi cations because of dependencies are reclasiified and renumbered in Class 1, it might be possible to arrange to defer their time of report? ing. if ordered to the color?, until October. If thi? cannot be done, the team owners would like to have the time of their reporting postponed long enough to give at least the major leagues a chance to fill their places with men not subject to draft from the minor league*. Minor leagues are suspending throughout the country from lack of support and blows from the draft, and it might be possible to main tain teams in the major leagues by pooling the remainder of this material. Sporting men, however, question if the major league cities would support baseball of the character that such makeshift teams might furnish. The conference yesterday wa? kept particularly quiet and all | persons present refused afterwards to discus? the proposition which the baseball men were presenting to Gen. Crowder, but it is under stood that Gen. Crowder will discuss the situation again with Sec retary Baker on Monday. ?t-rlff Flrat to Art. Whether the baseball magnates will be afforded a "reasonable time'' to settle up their affairs or whether Secretary of War Baker's ruling: that baseball is a ? unessential, shall hold sood from yesterday will prob .-My be decided on Monday. At that time Gen. Growder, Provost Marshal General, and the Secretary r re to meet and discuss the situa tion. ? 'lark Griffith, accompanied by Ben Minor, president of the ?Wash ington club, conferred with Gen. Crowder this afternoon. It is un derstood that they asked whether the government would not extend t'ie time within which the Raker ruling shall be made effertivo no that the club owners could decide on their future plans. l'uni nt ? I-?a?*? *h?.p. ??leve.-ind. Ohio. July :0.-An nouncrmenl was made heie today that the Anifikan League baseball park would be closed in Cleveland after Sunday, to comply with th? ; untie made yesterdav by Secre tary of War Baker under the "work ?>r fl_ ht" order. A tele-r_i:i received here today from Jaim-s Dunn, owner of the Cleveland Americans, r? ad: "After Sunday's double-header with Philadelphia we will close the Cleveland ball park, permitting our players to comply with Secretary -taker's order." K. af i . Waal Beys. With baseball ?.t ?tared nonessential by Secretar> of War Baker, the man agers and players m*t within tne draft age. especially the minor league clubs, need not worry about finding a suit able position until the war is over, as the Knights of Columbus have enough secretary jobs open to accommodate all the men thrown out of employ ~ment. The Knights of Columbus Intend to have COD men acting as secretaries by the first of n.xt year. Johnny E vers, the Cubs' great second baseman, is the first of the famous diamond men to sign up as .secretary abroad for the Knights of Columbus. So players need not become unduly excited or worried about the "work-or-fight" or der even should it be affirmed. In the latter event the major leagues would finish their season anyhow with such talent as they can find. while all players within the scope of the order would soon find suitable employment. Therefore nothing can be gained by anticipating an unfavor able decision and quitting their ball clubs prematurely. Catcher Blackwell, late of the Pitts burgh team, who entered the Cornell Aviation School, haa Just been turned down as an aviator and has rejoined his club. Xatleaal 1 ?_?_? Verdi???. New Tork. July 2?.?The fate of the National League will be decided at a meeting of the club owners to be held here Wednesday. The call for the meeting was sent out today by John Heydler. secretary and treasurer of the league, upon in structions from President Tener. Jaw* Saya <fcalek Aeflew. St. Lout?. Mo.. July 20.?"It will probably compel the major leagues to suspend operations for the dura tion of the war," was John Me Graw*? comment today on Secre tary Baker's ruling that baseball playera must work or fleht. "We eouW stagger along I sup posa?** added the Giant manager, "by plugging op the vacancies In our ranka with ut? mi -professionals and minor league men over or under the draft age but I don't think the fans would"support such a brand of base ball." "What will I do if the club own ers decide to suspend? Well, I haven't quite made s? p*? mind yet bat I'd like to organise two good teams and take them to France to play behind the trenches. I'm pretty sure Charley Comiskey would work with me on such a project and I think we could get two good teams together In a very short ttme." Players In the majors who are ef ev-rted by the order follow; AMERICAN LEAGUE. : - KW YORK-Ray Caldwell, George ?Mofc-tdg*. Edward I.ove. Joseph Fln nerau. Ray Keating. Henry Robinson. ID Vance. Herbert Thorm.-ihlen, Harry Hannah. Albert Waiter?. Walter Plpp, DerraU Pratt, finger Peckinpaugh. Zinn Beck. Frank Bodie, Elmer ttiller. Frank Gllhooley. William Lamar. Aaron Ward. Total. 19. BOSTON?George Ruth. Lew Bader. Frank Truesdale, Barbere. Molyneaux. Stansbury. Carl Mays. Leslie Bush. Sam Jones. Samuel Agnew, Walter Schang. Waller Mayer. John Mclnnls, Dave Shear. Everett Scott, Harry Hooper. Amos Strunk. Total. 17. CHICAGO?Albert Russell. Melvln Wolfgang, Ray Schalk. Jacobs. Dave Danforth, Arnold Gandil, Edward Col lins. George Weaver. Fred McMulUn. C. A. Risberg. Harry Lelbold. Edward Musphy. Total. 12. DETROIT?Bernard Boland. Harry Coveleskle. George Cunningham. Geo. Dause. Eric Erlckson. William James, Robert Jones. Rupert Kallio, Archie Yelle, R S. Toung. Owen Bush. Oscar Vitt. Jack Cottey. Bailey. Harper. Robert Veach, Tyrus Cobb. William Walker. Total. 18. CLEVELAND?Guy Morton. Stanley Coveleskle. Fred Coumbe. James Bag by. John Kiixmann. Steve O'Neill. Josh Billings, William Wambsganss, Ray I Chapman. John Graney. Tris Speaker, Robert Roth. Joe Wood, Wheeler Johnston, Ohester Thomas, Joe Evans, Farmer. Total. 17. ST. LOUIS-Dave Davenport. Allen ? ? Sothoron, Wright. Pete Johns, Ernest ; Johnson, Thomas Rodgers, George Sit?- ; lor, Joseph Gedeon, Walter Gerber. I Fred Maisel. Earl Smith. Timothy ! Hendryx. John K. Tobln. Leslie Nun amaker. Henry Severeid, George Hale. Total 17. WASHINGTON-Walter Johnson. Yancy Ayres. James Shaw. Harry Harper, Edward Ainsmith, Joe Judge. Edward Foster. Ray Morgan. Val PIcinich, Ed Hovlik, Bat Matteson. Joe Casey. Howard Shanks. Total. 13. PHILADELPHIA?Vean Gregg. El mer Myers. William Adams, Scott 'erry, Ralph Perkins, James McAvoy, 'Jeorf-e Burns, Dykes, Watson, Merlin Isopp, Mueneh, Charles Jamieson, Clarence Walker. Total, 13. NATIONAL LEAGUE. "NEW TORK ? Berdinand Schupp, William Perritt, Al Demaree, Cecil Causey, Lewis MeCarty. William Rar iden, Walter Holke. George Burns, Joseph Wilholt. Ed Sicking. George Smith. Jack Ogden. Robert Steele, Lawrence Doyle. Total. 15. BROOKLYN?Burleigh Grimes, Oli ver O'Mara. Rube Marquard. Harry Myers. Za chary Wheat, James John ston. R. Robertson. Nixon. Otto Mil ler. Msck Wheat. Total. 10. BOSTON?Arthur Nehf. Dana Fil lingim. Pat Ragan, Canavan. John Rawlings, J. Carlisle Smith, James Smith. Roy Masaey. Richard Rudolph, Murphy. AI Wickland. Walter Trages ser, John Henry, Arthur Wilson. To tal. 1?. PHILADELPHIA ? Mike Prander gast. Joe Oeschger, Ben Tlncup, Brad ley Hogg, Edward Burns, M. W. Wat son, Jack Adama, Milton Stock, Dave Bancroft, Justin Fitagerald, Emil Meusel. Fred Williams, Elmer Jacobs, Pesrce, Ed Hemingway. Total, 14. CHICAGO?James Vaughn. Claude Hendrix. Phil Douglas, George Tyler, William Kllllfer. Bob O'Farrell. Fred Merkie. McCabe. Walker. Carter. Charles Hollocher. Charles Deal. Will iam Wortman, Leslie Mann, Turner Barber. Max Flack. Total. 1?. CINCINNATI-DIck Allen. James Ring. Wheeser Dell. Horace Eller, Thomas Griffith. Henry Oroh. Baria Neale, Pete Schneider. Harry Smith, Fred Toney, Ivy Wingo. Lee Mage?. Total 12. PITTSBURGH?Carson Blgbee. Wil bur Cooper. Max Carey. Southworth. Erskine Mayer, Ben Shaw, Slapnlcka, Comstocs*, James Caton, William Mc Kechnie. Lee King. Frank Miller. Walter Schmidt, George Cutshaw, Fred Mol wits. Total. 15. ST. LOUIS?WiUiam Doak. Rogers Hornsby, Lee Meadows. Eugene Pack ard. Eugene Paulette. James Smythe. William Sherdell. Crine. Fisher, Mc Henry. Betxel. Mattick. Total. 12. DAUSS IS POUNDED AND JUNGALEERS LAND Boston. July 20?George Dauas proved easy pickings for th? Boston Rad Box today when they bunched hits oft his delivery and won by a 5-to-l count. Jennings* Tigers threat ened In th? third bat brilliant pitch ing by Jones paved the local's ?ray to victory. Tb? score by Innings: R H E Detroit . 1101 ?? 000? 1 T j Boston . ?M 030 Olx- 5 7 ? Batteries: Dsuss and Hpencer; Jonea and Mayar. Umpires: Owens and Connolly? How "Work-or-Fight" Order Will Wreck the Major Leagues AMERICA!? I.EAI.IE. Athletics?Oldrlng. Gregg. Gard ner. St Louis?Loudermllk. Leifleld. Demmitt. Cleveland?Turner, ?Speaker. Chicago?S hell enback. Clcotte. Bens, John Collins. Rowland. Washington?Milan. Schulte, Mc Bride, Shotton. New VTork?H y.att, ?Caldwell. Bodle. Mariana. Detroit?ptsnage. ?Bush. Bailey. Spencer, Donovan. Boston ? Shean. W h 11 e m a ? . Hooper. XATIOXAI, ?,??G.?'?. Phillies?Cravath. Luderus. Chicago?Mitchell. Knabe, Pas kert, Zeider.' Clark. St. Louis?Ames. Wallace. Heath cote. Gonxales. Pittsburgh?Hinchman. Leach. Harmon. New Tork ? Bailee, Gibson, Zim merman. "Rarldan. Boston?Konetchy, llagan. Her sog. Cincinnati?S h e r w o o d Master. Mathewson. *Chase. Brooklyn?Coomb?, Daubert, Ol sen. ?Status uncertain. INTERIOR TOPS TENNIS LEAGUE Clean Sweep by Circuit Leaders During Week Is Main Feature. STANDING OF TEAMS Won. Lost I'ct. Interior . 5 ? I'M Treasury . 4 1 .SW Shlpplng-Emergency .... 4 1 .IsJO Commerce . 3 *i .AS) Navy . 2 3 .40* Justice-Trad? . 1 4 .MO Smithsonian . 1 4 .2W Interstate . 0 i .?tt Gamea this week: Tuesday. Treasury vs. Shipping Board-Emergency Fleet; Thursday. Justice-Trade vs. Inter state. All the teams in the Departmental Tennis League got into action during the paat two weeks. The Interior Department made a clean sweep and won five matcht? from Interatate giving them the honor of leading all the other teams In the league. Treas ury Department ami the Shipping Board-Emergency Fleet combination won four out of five of their matches from Justice-Trade and Smithsonian Institute, causing u tie-up for ?econd honors. As Interior la not scheduled to play this week they will continue to lead the precession until they stack up against Commerce on August 1. when the weight measurers are likely to make them hit the dirt. Treasury will stack up against the Shipping Hoard team on Tuesday anil one or the other will drop back into third place. While the league is not as strong aa In 1915 and 191?, yet there aie some of the best players in the Dis trict playing on the teams. In terior and Treasury seem to be the best fortified, as both teams have three or four substitute teams that can step in in an emergency and clean-up the forth or fifth positions. Green and Candor, of interior, are a strong combination and playing as number one will make any team hustle to defeat them. Dudley an?! Price, of the Treasury team, is an other combination that shruld win a majority of their matches. I^iu Doyle and Morrow, although de feated In their first match by Green and Candor, should give a uood ac I count of themselves against the other combinations playing at number one. ?BASEBALL STATISTICS American League. YESTERDAY'S RE*II.??. Washington, ?; Chicago. 1. Athletics. 10: Cleveland. 4. Cleveland. 9: Athletics. 0 . St. Louis, 6; New Tork, 2. New York. 5: St. Louis. 3. Boston. 5: Detroit. 1. WHERE THEY PLAY TODAY. Chicago at Washington. Athletics at Cleveland. STASDIKG OF THE CLUBS. Won. Lost Pet. Boston . S3 3? .609 Cleveland . 4? 42 .538 New Tork . 45 40 .539 Waablagtoai . 43 41 J_ Chicago . 39 45 .484 St. Loula . 39 45 .4(4 Detroit . 3? 48 .41? Athletics. 3? 48 .429 National Lea-pie. YESTERDAY'S RESULTS. Pittsburgh. 1; Phillies. 0. Phillies, 3: Pittsburgh, t. Boston. 8: Cincinnati. 3. Brooklyn, <: Chicago. 4. New Tork. ?: St. Louis. 4., WHERE ???? PLAY TODAT. Boston at Cincinnati. Brooklyn at Chicago. New Tork at St Louis. ?TAHDING Or THS Cl.CBS. Won. Lost. Pet. Chicago . 5? 28 .??7 New Tork . El 32 .?1? Pittsburgh . 43 39 .?24 Phillies . 39 43 .47? Cincinnati . 3( 43 .455 Boston . 3? 47 .434 St. Louis . 35 49 .417 Brooklyn . S3 ?7 .413 St Loni? Team. Hit Hard. st. Loula. July 2a?The St. ?Loula Americans have thre? players?Low dermilk, Leifleld and Demmitt?and th? St. Loula Nationals have four Ames. Wallace. Heethcote and Gon xales?who will not be affected by Secretary Baker's ruling that profes sional baseball Is an non-essential oc cupation, and that player? of draft .ige must work or fight, ? JOHNSON TOO MUCHFORSOX Kansas Cyclone Halts Champs in Second Game of Series by 6 to I. Thia veteran of eleven yean, Walter Johnson, demonstrated In what msy I be his farewell performsnce. thst he 1 rould withstand any pressure, even, when he wished to loaf along. John Ison did not exert himself any too much while on the hill In this second same of the ?erte? with th? White Sox yesterday, although the National? romped in with the pastime by a ? to 1 count "It was all Walter Johnson, as the Kansas Smokeball King kept eight hits scattered so well, during the Sox batting campaign, that one run was their adotrnent, this coming In th? first frame when the big ?moke vu not prepared to ?hoot through hi? "sip." Oppo?ed to Walter wa? Frank Shel lenbach, ?.nd hats must be doffed :<. Colonel Rowland for having nerve enough to-aend this youngster against the veteran Smokeball King. Bhellen bach gave everything that he had In this Issue, snd because of a bombard ment that was crashed off his slants In the third frame, he wss issued the sprinkling table and Dave Danforth finished out the game. Although the 8oa_got the jump In the opening Inning by pushing over one run they were really never dan gerous after this, and the entire issue of the bsttle was settled in the third session by the National?. Murphy led the way for Chicago by a double to left and waa acriflced along a peg by lacibold. Eddie Collina then hit to right field and Murphy tallied the only run marked up by the South Side crew. They threatened on one or two other occasion? but It wa? of no avail aa the great defensive playing of the Nationals halted the Issue. The Griffmen packed tha old battle away in the early frame of the third after Walter had whiffed the wind. Bert Shotton ted the way with a ?ingle and ?tole the mid-way cushion while Shellenbach was passing Foster. Judge hit to right and Shotton scored, evening the count, while Foster went to the far corner and Milan's sacri fice blow to center put "Fatima" over with the leading run. s?'hulte followed with a crash that ?cored Judge and Hank Shanks doubled to left which scored "Wildfire." but Hank wa? out when he attempted a vaudeville act on base running with Leibold holding the ball. This quartet of tallies placed through by the locals were all regis tered until the lucky chapter when with one down Bert Shotton was passed snd ?ioved along on Foster's infield out to Weaver. Judge and Milan followed with blows which placed Shotton over the diah while "Wildfire" Frank Schulte crashed out a double to right that made easy romping for Judge of the National?' final tally. The score: .Nationals: AB R H Bb S.. Sh Sb ? A E Shotton. If. 3 : 1 2 0 l? 1 1 ? ? Kostet. 3b. 3 10 ? t ? 1 1 . !?'! ? . lb._ ZZI??????? ? Milan, et. t 0 1 1 ? 1 1 t ? ? '? Schulte, if. I 1 1 I) ? ? t ? ? ?> I spanta. 21?. 3?2???1>?-' ' tinsmith, t.... tOIOtOOt.O ?! Ilri.1- a. ... ? t 1 ? 1 ? ? 1 1 ?I Inhnaon. ?. 4???1??1??? TVs?) . ? ? W 4 1 1 J 17 ? 2 (?,?????: AB ? ? Bb Ho Sh sb O A ?. ????t??. rf ... Il.tt??!?? latibolo-. If. 3????1???? K. ?'?Hi?a. 2b 4 ?I 1 t ? ? 1 1 1 t ?laartil. lb. ??ttoetril 1 ??:????? cf. ttittto?ea ?.-?>??- aa. 4?3????32? McMull?. Sb.lnttlttll? s. b lk. c. 4tlt*tt3?t i shetlrshach. p. ? ? ? t 2 ? ? 1 10 ! Iianforth. p... ? ???????2? Macote . llttlttttl Totala . B 1 I 0 4 1 1 24 .0 ? 'Hatted for Shellttibac? io ?.trato. s*-?., by innin?.?: NATIOXAIA Runa . MIMIIIl-l Hita . tl410t31t.lt ?7HICAGO. Roo? . llttteant] Hi?? . 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 t- > first hue by errors??liii-ago. 2. Left OB baer?? c'liiceo. ?: National?. 7. Inaine? i-itcii j .?t? By Slwllenbsch, t; bs D?iitoi?b. ? Hit. ; mad??Oft HbHlnih rh. ?; oft Oanfoith. 4. Stnick ont 11? Sht-llentech. 2. Rese on Nili? -??IT Hhrilfnistch. 4; Ott Danfortb, L Tsro haa. hits-Murphy. Shanka. Schult?. Hit r.? istilier By Johnson (Murphy), by shsll.nlsu-b (Shanks'. Losing pitcher-Shellenbecli. I'm i?irr*-_ioci.ritj aod O'Loufhlin. Time-lilt. MACKS DIVIDE WITH CLEVELAND INDIANS Philadelphia, July 20.?After winning the first game of the double-header with Cleveland by 10 to 4, the Ath letic? forfeited the second game to the Indiana by ?-0. when Umpire Nallln decided the game could not he con tinued any longer because of the crowd of some 15,00? fan? who ?urged onto the field snd started a cushion fight The score by innings: First game: Cleveland .001001020? I 10 5 Philadelphia .3 1 001 OSOx-10 13 1 Batterie??Bagby. Groom and Thom a?: Walton, Perry and McAvoy. Um pire?, Dineen and Nallln. Second game: ?Cleveland . 2400000!?9 10 3 Philadelphia .0 000 000 0?0 4 2 Forfeited to Cleveland because crowd surged on Held and refused to clear when ordered by umpires. Batterie.*- Entmann and Thorns?; Pearson, Adams and Perkins Um pire?. Nallln and Dineen. YANKS AND BROWNS DIVIDE TWIN BILL New York. July 2?.?The Yankee? divided the twin bill at the Polo Grounds this afternoon. The visitor? by a batting rally in tha fourth and fifth innings managed to ?queeae through enough counter? off Slim Love to land the batti? by i to 1 While neither Bennett or Rouck could ?top the assault? of the Huggmen in the night cap which the local? landed by a 5-to-S count. The acor? by Innings: __? _t _t St Louis ...',. 0?0 212 000- 5 ? i New York. 000002000?2 S 2 Batteries: 801 h oro n and Nunna maker; Love, Robinson and Walters. Umpires'. Evan? and Hildebrand. R. H. E. St. Louis . 100 000 002-3 11 1 New York . 000 131 oox- 5 7 0 Batterle?: Houck and Nunamaker: Mogrldge and Hannah. Umpires: Hlldebrand and Evan?. Champion? Hete fise Available. Chicago. July 20.?Five members or the Chicago American?, world'? cham pion?, will not be affected by Secre tary Baker'? ruling. If It hold? to mean only those players who are In the draft age. The player? who are aat In the draft are the pitcher?. Bhellenback, Cocotte and Bens, an outfielder. John Collina and th? man ager, Rowland. TENNIS TITLE TO DUMBARTON en..?? -? my Georgetown Club Team Sure of Honors in Local Association League. The Dumbarton team of the Wash ington Tennis Association practically assured itself of premier honors in this circuit last Sunday when It romp ed away with Its match against the Chevy Chase Club. The Georgetown team haa won four and lost no matches to dat? and as It only plays j two more. It can loa? them both and ! still tl? Chevy Chase, th? latter team in order to even get a chance to tie having to win Its remaining two. Col ? iimbla Country Club I? last, the stand ing to dat? being: Won. Lost. Pet. Dumbarton .? ? IMO Chevy Chase .3 3 .5?? Columbia .? ? -0U0 Dumbarton was generally picked to win out this year, it la true, but dif ferent "dope" was used in reaching this conclusion. Before th? season started. Chevy Chas? was shot to Pieces, only one of Its last year's play ers being available for this year. It was figured that Dumbarton's team would remain practically Intact. "While Columbia would be weakened by the lose of Breck and possibly one or two others. ? When the first match between Chevy Chaae and Columbia was played, the latter was figured aa be ing an eaay ?tinner aa Chevy ChaBe had kept Ita makeup such a secret that it was thought it would use Its secon-string players of 1917. But this waa not the, case, ss It proved to be the veritable "dark horse," beating easily and presentirte sn exceptionally strong lineup of new members?mostly good men from other cities who came to Washington on war work. Columbia has no new players and with the loss of Breck, who Is In the army, and the occasional absence of captain "Connie" Doyle, It haa not been able to stand the pace set by Its two rivals, as Dumbarton, like Chevy Chase, has gathered together I a galaxy of stars from the ranks of I the newcomers to Washington. As al |matter of fact, the Dumbarton team] I aa It now stands Is undoubtedly the strongest team ever gathered to- I gether In Wsshlngton. Had the Departmental team re mained In the circuit. It Is quite like- | ly that there would hsve been change In the standing as this team would, no doubt, have claimed a num ber of the army and navy officers who are playing on both Chevy Chase and Dumbarton. This would have balanced the teams better and have brought out a much closer finish lut the Departmental Leaauers felt that as long as the other three entrante were bonlfide clubs, while It wi playing a picked team from the whole league. Its withdrawal would create more rivalry and In this wsy be a benefit to the association. PIRATES WIN FIRST, LOSE SECOND GAME ! Pittsburgh, July 20? Pittsburgh end , Philadelphia broke even In today'a , double header, the home team taking the first contest by 1 to 0 and losing ? the second 3 to 2. Mayer shut out his old teammates In the first game I which was won In *,he ninth inning on j Blgbee's triple and Carey's single. In the second game Prendergast ?nd ! Cooper both pitched good ball but I Philadelphia followed s hase on halls with a double and single that scored ' enough runs to win. The score by In 1 nlngs: R ? E Philadelphia ....?????Mill-? 5 1 Pittsburgh .oooftftOOOl? 1 4 ? Batteries?Hogg anil Adams and Blums; Mayer and Schmidt. Umpires? Klem and Emslie. Philadelphia ... .1 ? ? 0 ft ; 0 0 0 ?3 "7 ? Pittsburgh .0 001ft0001-2 ? ? Batteries?Prendersast and Burns; Cooper. Sanders and Blackwell snd Schmidt, Umpires?t'mslle and Klem. BkaVES land from MATTY'S RED CREW - ? Cincinnati. July 20.?The Braves de feated the Reds today by 8 to 3 after Cincinnati had pounded Nehf for a three-run lead In the first Inning; the Boston hurler tightened up and pitch ed excellent ball dulia? the remainder of the Inning. Pete Schneider was hit hard. A doubleheader will be- played tomorrow. Helnie Groh, third base man of the local team snd leading batsman of th? league, announced to day that he would go to work In an industrial plant Monday and play semiprofesslonal ball Saturdays and Sundays. TJie score by Innings: Boston .u 0 4 ?3 0 I 0 0-? t 0 Cincinnati .3 o ft 0 0 0 0 0 0?3 9 3 Batteries?Neh f and Wilson and Schneider; Hanns and Allen and Cueto. Umpires?Byron and CPDay. DOYLE'S CIRCUIT HIT HELPS M'GRAW'S CREW St. Louis. July 3U.?Twenty thousand persons today saw the Giants take the second gan ? ? a doubleheader from the Cardinal? . "i innings, 6 to 4. A team from Jefn . : Barracks and a. nine from the Lake Grant Naval Training Station formed the first -part of the bill, the soldiers trouncing the tackles ? to 5. The Gisnts overcame a 3-run lead In the eighth and won In the tenth when Burns and Fletcher got Infield bits, Burns scoring on Hornsby's wild throw. Doyle then won the game with a home run into the pavilion. The score by innings: New Tork .0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3-? 9 2 St_ Louis .0O0 0O12OO1?4 7 2 Batterie?-Perritt, Smith and He? Carty; May. Doak and Gonzales. Um pires?Qulgley and Harrison. HENDRIX IS POUNDED AND DODGERS LAND Chicago. July 20.?Brooklyn made It three straight from the Cubs by tak ing this afternoon's psstime ? to 4 Claud Hendrix allowed a three-run lead to slip away from him and war. pounded hard in the closing Innings. Home runs by Merkle and Mover were feature?. Tbe score by Innings: Brooklyn .ft ft 000 11 2 2-6 8 2 Chicago .000 30 100 0-4 ? 2 Batteries? Marquard. Cheney and M. Wheat; Hendrix and O'FarrelL Um pires, Moran and Rlgler. Robert Edgren Retigli*. New Tork, July 20.?Robert Edgren who haa been sporting editor of tb? New Tork Evening World for the paat twelve years resigned his position yesterday to take up duties with a war feature company. It might be ?aid that Hughle Jennlng? had an Inaide tip when he made the atatement a few days ago tfcat tber? would, be no ba?eball la ??? a BYRON ?. JOHNSON SAYS LEAGUES WILL SUSPEND FOR PERIOD OF THE WAR HOOKSTADT IS GOLF WINNER Lands Handicap Match Against Par Held at Ban nockburn. A miniature handicap match agi.inst par was held at the Ban nockburn Golf Club on Thursday, j followed by a cenerai discussion on rules, th? answering of mooted questions, etc. Carl Hookstadt won the tournament, being ? up on par. having a gross 49 and an 1? handi cap. Basil M. Manley. Harry Hor ion. Dr. T. J. W. Brown and It L ? Woodward tied for second place, be ing even with th? "general." Tbe Idea of holding tola event was to attract aa many of th? Ban nockburn players aa possible. Th? match was followed by a buffet sup per and musical program and then about two hours were spent In threshing out the rules of both el??? mentary and advanced golf. The club felt this necessary on account of the number of unintentional tr rea-ularttlea which cropped up In play for the "Wllllams-Henry" cup which Is now going on. Tho?e present were Impressed with th? necessity of strictly fol lowing all rules of th? game and that In cases of doubt It Is neces sary for them to bring the point up to the club officials for decision. It is believed that great good waa ac complished by this meeting and there is a possibility that other similar golf "qulsaes" will be held. One Interesting rule discussed was that regarding; balls In play which are unlntentionaly picked up. A case In which this was done was cited and when "Hoyle" waa con sulted It was found that practically none of the members knew the rul? covering It, which is to the effect that one picking It up must turn It over to th? owner and the latter shall drop It. It has frequenti? been the habit of the Under to put the ball back about where he found It. A number of other rules which were open to Interpretation several ways were brought up before the meeting, but before it broke up all of those present had opportunities to straighten out sny tangle which existed in their own minds and ao further trouble is anticipated along; these lines. GRIFF TO STAGE ONE MORE BAT SCRAMBLE Meeting Clark Griffith man t"> man on the same question of "work or fight" this foxy pilot, who 1? re sponsible for baseball's attitude In this matter still refuses to give out sn Interview. All Griff claims Is that?the local club Is willing to go through the season with young sters provided the fans want them and although he has not been noti fied st a late hour last night to report In Cleveland lie will person ally be present on the show down of the American league. A bat scramble in which the Grif fith Bat and Ball Fund Is expending $700 will be held this afternoon at the League Park when the White Sox snd Nationals will battle in the third game of the series. Bat Matteson is slated to do tbe hurling for the locals while I'ddi? Cicotte Is sure to be the center of the diamond for Chicago. GOOD WAR GARDENS AT COLUMBIA CLUB Reports from the Columbia Country Club are to the effect that its "wer gardens." situated near the second, ninth and fourteenth holes on the golf course, are doing even better than was expected. They have enabled the club to "Hoover lae" to such an extent that It will not have to buy any vegetables for the rest of the season. These gardens are made on ground that otherwise would not have been used by the club and sre kept up by the regular greens force. CARDINALS AFTER CLARENDON OUTFIT The Cardinal Athletic Club nine U anxious to arrange a game with the Clarendon team. President Sylvester A. Breen of the Cardinals would Ilk? to get In touch with Manager Jo? Giebel of th? Alexandria County team Mr. Breen can be found at VSS King street. Alexandria, Va. RED SHANNON IN NAVY. Employs Only Honorable Method of Dodging the Draft. Philadelphia. July ?.?Connie Mack announced yesterday that Maurice J. (Redi Shannon, the young lnfielder who was making a success of his first year aa a regular Athletic, had en '?d In the Naval Reserve. ?shannon's home is in Jersey City, hut he was registered with Local Board No. 36. this dty. He Is a mem ber of the class of 1*1?. being 21 years of age. Shannon's last game waa played last Saturday. It was an nounced that he had gone to see hta father, who was 111 with pneumonia Card? Meet Steel Plut. The Cardinals bsseball club of Alexandria. Va., will play the Steel Plant team this afternoon on the Con gres? Heights grounds. Kamlel will be on the mound for the Cardinals snd will make the home folks hustle to take away the long end of tbe score. Play ia New EagUatL Tom Moore, one of the most prominent golfers of the Bannock burn Golf Club, Is summering at Breton Woods and la not expected back until about September 1. Moore took his clubs with btm and expects to spend most of hla time on the New England courses. Red Sox Ralea? Player*. Boston, Masa.. July ?0.?President Fraxee, of tbe Boston American League team, today announced that he bad released First Baseman Bluhm and Pitcher Vincent Molyneaux to the Jersey City team of tbe International Leagu?. President of American League, known as "Czar" of Baseball, Has Pronounced Leagues a Past Issue?National Commis sion's Views of Case. LE\_LAND. OHIO. JULY 20? Ban B. John??-.?, pretident o? the American League, hat ordered a meeting of the pi?tdenti, owner? and managers of the American League ?dub? to be heki 4M Monday at noon at the Hollander Hotel in GeveUad At thi? time the Arnencan League will settle itt du bandment and other- matter?. Chicago. Jury 20.?Pretkient Ban B. Johnson, of the American League, declared tonight that the American lacague tea ton would dote tomorrow tu a re?ult of the ruling of Secretary of 1 ar Baker classifying baseball at a nonettential occupation. "There wilt be no effort on our part, so far a? I know today, to? keep the schedule going," said Johnson. "The season will end to morrow. "I have heard from all of the American League managers and they are willing to call it off immediately. There was only one ob jection and that came from Harry Fraree, of the Boston Red S?x. He wishei the matter put to a vote. "We will have a meeting in Cleveland Monday to pa?? officii'ly on the doting of the ?eason, but for all practical purposes ? ? lose* tomorrow for the war's duration." REDS MYSTERY TO BASEBALL Bad Showing of Cincinnati Tribe Puzzle No One Has Solved. New Tork. July ??The downfall of the Cincinnati Red? I? one of the biggest mystertea of the baseball ?eaaon La?t April. ?? the team? lined up for the ?tart of the National laeacue pennant race, the Reda stood out as one of the club? that looked sur? of a first division berth, and there ?rere a few writer? who went so far aa to pick them aa the pennant winner?. But the Red* today are not even pennant contenders in the full mean ing of the word, for they have per I mltted other club? to build up Ma leada against their chance?. I Matty had a ball club at the ?tart of the season that loked like a sure winner In Ro?'h, Keale. Sherry end Lee Maree, Chase. Wineo. Groh. Blackburne. Griffith. Tottey. Schnei der. Regan and a few other? the Old ' Master htd the nuclei?? of what looked like a hard driving club, es pecially with the bats and in the , pitching division, for the hurler? men-, . tioned here ?r? all noted for a ca pacity for work. Then came the big pennant drive?a alashing. brilliant drive at the start for the Red??and the slump that followed. No one haa offered a satisfying solution to the predicament the Reds have gotton In to, and the problem remains unsolved. But in Justice to the outstanding ! players on the club, and to Matty him self. It seems timely to ?ay that the Reds are a much better ball club than J their standing indicate?. Their plight is Just another Instance of a good club . going wrong. FINALIST ARE READY FOR TROPHY EVENTS Good progress haa been made In the "Will lama-Henry" cup event tournament at tifa Bannockburn Golf Club. Horton. ?Taylor. Hazard and DeFarga? being the senn flnallsts in the upper half of the event, while Steele. Doyle. Pearc? snd Smith have progressed the same distance in the lower half. The re sulta of laat week'? third-round matches are as follows: Horton defeated Manley. 3 up and 2; Miles Taylor defeated It? h ring. 3 up and I; Hasard defeated McKin ney. ? up; DeFarges defeated Ston ier, I up and 1: Steele defeated Mann, 5 up and 1; rearce defeated Hookstsdt. 5 up and I; Smith de feated Colwell, by default; Doyle defeated Nagle, by default. The fourth round ia on this week ? card. BIG LEAGUERS IN PARIS Ever* Say? McGraw Will kead Them Oversea?. New Tork. July ?.?John J. Mc Graw, manager of the New York Giants, haa promised to take a team of big league players to Paris for a eerie.?? of game? with former profes sion?! player? now in the army or navy, according to announcement by Johnny Ever?, former Chicago Cub manager, now of the Knight? of t_o lumbus athletic department oversea? "American soldier? are scheduled to witness some 'big timber' geme? in Prance," aatd Ever?. "McGraw as sured me It would not cost the Knight? of Columbus a cent. The nu cleus of my team 1? Alexander, pitcher; Gowdy. catcher: Millar of CleveUnd. first base. The other? 1 ?hall ?elect aa soon as I arrive In Franca.** Even said he had packed in hi? trunk for hla trip to Paria hia old Cub uniform, including glove? and shoea. Tw? Active Cub? May Play. Chicago. July JO.?All but four of the Chicago National League player? would be affected by Secretary Baker'? rulla that baseball ta a non-essential occupation, it became known today. The four are Fred Mitchell, manager: Otto Knabe, coach: Dode Paskert and Rollie Zelder. the later two beine ac tive playera. Several ef the Cuba are In Claa? 1 of the draft. Cemm Rtxortl Another unusual course record waa established at th? Bannock burn Oolf Club laat week when Carl Hookstad drove the lone third green In three successive rounds. This hole la 547 yarda par t. Hook stad counted 2 s aad a t. which la exceptional golf. OtW Sporto en fege Wat. ?y SOSTA K. TKXKk. k, Cincinnati. Ohio. July S -Th? interests of the country sw tai served ftrat. If the government a?? lleves that baseball la a noness? extmt, who shall question that ruling? ito?. ever, we feel that some proviv ??? should be mad? that would give u? time to determine whether or not th? clubs can proceed. We will ??. .-.?-t the War Department to ??a?? "t ruling more definite. If we mus: e our parks then we will do so. the ball parka are closed thet- ?. -? the slightest doubt thst the? ? main closed for the duration of tn? war. ? y ?. ?URI Ml ? ? M I?.*. CilK-.i.nati. Ohio. July - - r. Baker's ruling came as a surprise. We had hoped th, fight order would not be n. baseball playera until after me ? ? of the present season. Ha- . long since proven thst it alto ?.? amusement for millions of p? ? ery yesr, and this year the anees in the big league ?ltt? been all that could be desired >in?'? r existing conditions. I am of. ' opinion that, even though sll th* ? ers within draft age mutt woi k of flshi immediately, the elul*? will ??? able to eni-oll a suffi- lent numb ? ***, players more than ci less Irru? draft age to finish the season. ? ? ? If In a limited way. TENER PICKS ON BAN B. JOHNSON ?Cincinnati. July ?" G ? Tener of th??? National L-eaeru?' ram? up with a bat?ase that no ont- ? ?a ? ?top in hla argument apainM ???? American League today. He claim! ? in an open Interview that Ban K. j Johnson, who hai? flirti red aa t!<* ? bigg-eat man tn baseball tMiv la m ?lacker and pronounced him f i h ' un lesa he walked alona* with ih* ? boya In colora when the> enured I Berlin. It'a a Iona: way but me ar? coire to ret there but why ahould ???*? pick on Mr. Ban B. Jn.in.--on tin ?.uh lic Ufe) otherwiae. pie-idem of tn? American .League? HEINIE GETS LAUGH ON NORTHSIDE FAN? New York. July SO ? Heinie "tim merman can scarcely refrain trots j laughing out loud when he trrnk? of | the recent Giant-Cub ?aeries He ? ? I always been considered fslr s.tr the type of Chicago fsn ?ho I? pi .1 to hooting end booing. Kven wh? * ? ) was a member of the Cub*? ? who Journey ri up from ? he s to the North delighted In yowlns *> , him. When he wave tr?d?vi to ita t?iants. his circle of "etraie? s ened. and every time he ? ? <"hicago. he I? roasted to a ta I the ??huga." ?nd their delight kw*?w? no bounds when he errs, or stri.? In the series Just ended, hi?????' Heinie retained his cotntos??.?. ? played a sterling brand of i mg his position In great fashion .? 1 hitting the hall hard. Heinle no? he. I lleves that he who laui:*-is Is?? a the most fun out of It CONGRESSHEIGHTS EASY FOR MEICS The Congress Heights has?-*???' ?? proved easy picking? for the ? >? > "Helge post team yesterday st '*? Florida avenue cantono??? ? soldiers romped over wi'h a IT-te-J victory. \ Males AB H O A C c H vil ?I " ? * M an??. If . t ? 1 ? ?< . ir* ??ne.ef. 4 1?? TJfT sauf ? ? - " ? lt""-*a>e.llB ? 1 11 1 ?tOHratr ?'.??? Vtan-kn?.? ?It? *?|>a?.?. Haakell.aa.. ? > ? : e?l.iVM it, ? ? Mt-tar.?*?.... ? I ? ? ?F?lliuaaa ? ! ' ! l.i?rw.*t>. .. Ill) t?G Youiic ? * '<Ae.e. 9 ? ? S e ?aneli il ? l.r<aar-l.p.. Mil FL.ai??..ii. > lt?jei?.r .. ? ? 1 1 0 -T. 1.1 ? ???a?? min? ?????? . Uniti " ' (?<?????a? Hen*?.. ?????'* ' "???a-alun-?.?. ???. ??. MS ? . - ? ' Katar. Hj-4.il III. Mr.., '??*? I (?I, BlioU. Dyer. LHrliflekl. Haa j Mona?. Seit. D>er M,?'??? h?-?* I ? R<*uiii?aw tn. Ha*?II ???. ?? ? SoU. mina autmetm. ?????.*? |?al Maat A tat latta? ie ???mam ??? ? Darr (??. ??p?-1 ?,n ?? ?Hill. ?: ht D-lor. ? TSar ?? sait? - UaaiiiR-PTWate H?mete}. Balu-r*? tLusmt HH> Minen. Louisville. July M?S of the Louisville American Assorts tlon club and all bet three tneniixr? of the Toledo club, which it plavn - ? series here, will be affected *?? Sec -retary Baker? ruling that has.?!?? I Ie a non-essential oecup?tlon. it was I aald last night. I O. H. ?Vathen. prest.l?nt of th? ? Louisville club, when aoked what coatrse the club would p?nase in ? I??* of the ruling. eemmAOt ?? ??aVe h*W ? statemene saying the ruling had ? cerne as such a surprise he ?a?? ''?? ne time to consider what lu eftect would be.