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By Topliffe
" * Doyle Is Eliminated in Big Tourney--Locals Meet New York Today
SPORTS (OVER THERE)
POLO
record a* ft backward M*ra
CONNIE DOYLE ELIMINATED
IN CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNEY
JVilliam T. Tilden, of Phil
adelphia, Takes Meas
. ure of Local Tennis Title
^ Holder.
New York. Aug. 28.?Some of
the most sensational matches
pj?J?d in the national singles lawn
tennis championship tournament in
went years resulted this after
noon on the turf court* of the
West Side Tennis Club at Forest
H31s. L. I., when the original field
of eighty-seven contenders was re
daced to eleven men, at least four
of whom have a chance to fight
their way into the final brackets.
'William T. Tilden. 2nd, of Phil
adelphia. advanced into the round
before the semi-finals in the lower
half of the draw, through his
straight-set victory over Conrad B.
Doyle, of Washington. Lieut.
Craig Bindle, Vohell and Wilter
Merril Hall are in the same round.
No nun in this country has yet been
?Me to take the measure of Tilden
This season, hence it is no surprise
that Doyle, unaccustomed to turf
courts, failed In his task today. Tilden
won at I?2. 6?1, 7?5. by the wizardry
ot his shots and the lightning speed
?f his service. Doyle made a bitter
fl<ht for the point in the last set.
bringing the games to ncuee after an
?Phi" struggle, but Tilden was In
vnclble and took the last two games
by a session of wonderful volleying
from mid court.
Doyla'MKrickey scoop strokes were
robbed of considerable of their sting
when the tall PhHadelphian reached
t"* net with tremendous strides and
took the ball on the full volly in the
flnal set Doyle tried everything he
*?ew in the attempt to hold his op
ponent In check and a wonderful
battle for the points followed. Tilden
meets Hill this afternoon at 4:30
o'clock for a place in the semi-flnal
t r?und.
Hall came through at the expense
of Walter T. Hayes, of Chicago. Bur
dick's doubles partner, after the most
keenly contested match of the day.
winning by a score of 3?6?I, ft-ii.
J""4- *?*? This was primarily a duel
from deep court, although men went
to the net when they saw the open
ings. The match required more than
three hours in the playing, and it was
Malls greater endurance that earned
aim the honors.
The spectacular uphill struggle of
Frederick B. Alexander, veteran in
ternationalist. against young Harold
Tnrockmeton In the third round a<f-'
pealed to some followers of the game
as the height of lawn tennis skill.
Alexander, after dropping the flrst
**? *eta- came back with a wonder
,, burat of speed anj brilliant low
volleying and won the match by a
~ore of i-4. z 6. 7-S. ?ln"
eleven games In a row in the
last three sets.
The meeting between Ijeut. S. How
ard \ ossell. national indoor cham
pion. against l?-year-oId Vincent
Hicharos. naiional doubles title hold
er. was a rare exhibition of beau
tiful playing by the schoolboy won
7*r . and bulldog determination and
terrific passing by Vossel. who won
'i? honors only cfter five gruelling
sets, by a score of 5?7. 4?? 6?0 6??>
iSL " was a hard match for young
Richards to lose, but he gained hiqh
hi!? remarkably line
r^^ L.g brinsrln* frequent tribute
frtms the big gallery
"? Bui;dick. of Chicago, sur
prised ihe onlookers and the Na
^nai W. jfUes. of Boston, his oppo
t? B^to^.l . ro"nd by carrying
the Boston star to four bard-fought
? ?2?6, i?5 before Viioo
?Nld Winch the victory! This match
??rt* drt-'"fUlK exhib'tlon of deep
Nn~ w ne.by bo,h """?
h. * . ade ,he be,,er every
*?e went to the net. Burdlck
by perfect plav
yrhaad andew the low volley, and
woso who watched wondered why the
ventu^Ce'
f"*" barrier. Tet It was a has
tonJTf tn?Z !f, d? as*n" the bat
a?d Bum,/ 'rom deep court.
had *>? certain of his
J -TKII " risking the points on
Throughout the match the Wmi.
,he breaks in the luck
i game, and the match wnj
?nootMy-ronnl"*"4 down ln N"?*'
??oo?hly-nmnl ng game might have
fln*1 r**U" B?r""k
gUoed a host of admirers by his play
ROQUE title goes
TO LOCAL PLAYER
J?" w,|U???s. of this city
BtoT timt* ??uthem cham
wm th. !. ? national champion
JTtli tlE?2IL r<?"Je championship
wthe third time at the annual tour
nament of the National Roque Asso
?slT ?,1, at Norw,ch' <*n?..
3ay "Wrting on Satur
uPhl? fight, cap
f?ur <* <he strong
th? championship class
Robin?o?. 3
j-ar_. ? ? ^Ith & score of ten
S^of7?t^nfhih^?ulo2- *ndln the
Uonal rL.^ ,,U* excep
tional roque, and von the champlon
srrli'.a opponenu but five
Cb*0P~ F?H?. Mass.
SSt ^C<"ln" won
^*a*trSe
0'.Ph,l?1elphia.
1 y?UI. of Norwich. Conn, won
Priaa m Ihe third division.
I
,en'*,,t the mana
ST th* for
a f,w in which to get busy.
Cfce# Myeri Quit
" q' 'be Buffalo
gj "tol^okafter his fsrm.*'*",*^
,0 ,h*
Yanks Are Here Today.
How they
games today.
Nationals
Shotton, If
Foster. 3b
Judge, lb
Milan, cf
Schulte, rf
8hanks. 2b
Lavan. u
Afnsmtth, e
Picinich. o
Harper, p
Matteson. p
will battle In the
New York.
Gllhooley, rf
Hummell. cf
Baker. 3b
Pratt, 2b
Fournier. lb
Hyatt. If
Peckinpaufb, as
Walters, e
Hannah, o
Love, p
Keating, p
Game at American League Ball
Park; time 4.-00 p. m.
{FRANCE TO SEE
! HEAYY BATTLE
I .
Both Willard, Champion,
and Dempsey, Contender,
to See "Over There."
I Chicago. Aug. 28.?Interest igaln
centers in the Dempsey-Wtllard possi
bilities.
' Dempsey. there is no doubt, wants
I to take on the champion Jess. and
l now the Kansas ranger, who has been
i disgusted with the idea of returning
1 to the one-ring fighting arena since
his inability to get a chance to do
to Pulton what Jack Dempsey did.
has added his willingness to the idea.
-I am willing to meet Dempsey any
; time?next week or next month," is
i the way Jess phrases It: "the only
condition Is that, above absolute ex
penses no one makes a cent out of
It?and It all goes to some good war
cause."
Jack had to leat him to It with a
similar proposition.
"I Just want a chance to prove that
I and not Jess Willard am heavy
l weight champion. I don't want a
nickel out of the fight."
And It Is possible, too. that this
championship go may take place
"over there" where the big fight is
(coin? on. for the other day when
both the boys dropped into Chicago,
expecting to join other stars still
shining and still remembered in put
ting on a "coffee and doughnuts"
show for the Salvation Army, tbe.v
each admitted they had the "go to
France" fever. . _ .
Nor is that to be wondered at. Each
wants to help the boys who are lick
ing the Germans, forget they are
away from home and likely to remain
so for a few months more at least.
So the idea Is to put on a numerous
display of exhibition fights before the
boys In camp.
Jack Kearns. manager for the
Dempsey chap. Is anxious to get over
as a secretary for the Knights of
Columbus, and believes that Georges
Carpentier. greatest of the European
heavy weights, could be Induced to
meet Dempsey In short bouts If the
purpose is to raise funds.
Meanwhile, locally, there 1s tremen
dous demand for both Willard and
S Dempsey for the different shows
i around the country. The champion
1 made the hit of his life when he came
to Chicago the other day and an
nounced that he was willing to box
anybody for the Salvation Army fund.
Though not In any kind of shape for
a real fight, even of short duration,
with a capably conditioned man like
Dempsey. Jess never for an Instant
fears the outcome. He is as indif
ferent as ever to the claims of the
young contender, giving him plenty
; of credit for what he has done and
i always saying he would be glad to
[ give him the first chance.
I Willard cancelled some Important
i business engagements In Colorado
when he came to fight for the "cof
fee and doughnuts" fund here, and
has returned to fill them. Although
Jack Kearns talked with him while
here, nothing definite has been agreed
to. ?
At the same time the champion was
liberal with his praise of the man
who Is contending for his scalp
telling Kearns that he surely has a
healthy young fighter and that he Is
glad to see him coming along so hand
somely.
Dempsey. too. still glowing from the
completeness of his victory over
Fulton, says there's nothing to it.
And at that there isn't?It's Just a
rase of beating the barrier, that's all.
In other words. It's a system of get
ting in first punch, but that first
punch must be a corker.
"Got anv plans of fighting this big
fellow V Jack was asked just before
he jumped Into the ring with Fulton
and jumped right out again. Victor.
"Yes." casually observed Jack, "he's
no different from any of the rest of
them. J'll get In close as quick as I
can and whale away at that belly
of his. It'll be a case of beating the
barrier, that's all?getting In there
before he has a chance to notice the
sneak I'll make on him. One solid
one amidships and m be on my way
?easily."
And. verily, so It was.
But did you ever hear of a lighter
before who doped out a battle so cor
rectly In advance?his own battle,
that Is? It seldom happens. And
there wasnt one slight symptom of
conceit or the presence of ego In
Jack's remarks, either. He d Is cursed
the Fulton fight, the most Important
one In his career to date, as calmly as
he would talk about a tilt with Porky
Flynn or any other of the bush
leaguer*.
And because results have made his
words seem modest Jack Harrison
Dempsey Is now the most sought for
fighter among the managers. lie's
the greatest prospect since the days
of Bob Fltsslmraons. and. better than
that veteran, he has youth In his
favor, being just around the 2d
mark.
Tea. Jack has landed In the gravy,
and If It were not for the war, which
has taken the edge off of those
things, there would be no fly In It
with him.
Canural b Stm?#d.
W ltd wood. J|. J., Aug. 28.?The Wlld
^.?<r ~ Yacht ?o<l Automobile
Clob. Sweet Briar road and Park
boulevard, will have an aquatic ex
hibition ob L?bpr Day. The c.uS
house wm be open to sD from I until
if* Public Is
invited to attend. \ "J. .1
SHELKE STABLE
FOR TIMONIUM
Formidable Campaigners
Will Be Seen at Balti
more County Agricultu
ral Association Fair on
. Monday.
Baltimore, Aug. 28.?Rated as the
strongest stable of thoroughbreds in
training at Timonlum for the opening
of the five-day meeting of Maryland
State Fair and Baltimore County Ag
ricultural Association next Monday
afternoon is that in charge of Fred
Schelke, who trained the string of J.
W. Hedrick when it was among the'
most prominent tn the East. Schelke
will have a more formidable string to
campaign at Timonium than at Marl
boro, where his silks were not as con
spicuous during the Prince George
County meet as during the spring
events on the half-mile tracks when
he was probably the most successful
owner.
The horses Schelke took to Marl
boro were Maxim's Choice, Tom El
ward and Hops. Schelke did not win
a purse during his stay in Southern
Maryland. The closest he came to
gathering In one was with Hops,,
which was beaten by a scant margin
by Quln, the finish being one of the;
tightest of the Maryland meeting.
Maxim's Choice and Tom Elward
raced disappointingly at Marlboro,
but 8chelke expects them to do bet
ter at Timonium next week.
The Schelke string has been
strengthened for the Timonium cam
paign by Fountain Fay. a frequent
winner In the colors of the late Can
adian turfman, Robert Davles. In
whos? Interests Plate Glass and Cal
gary earned distinction in stakes
over the mile tracks in this State a
few seasons back. Schelke Is pre
paring Fountain Fay for the mile
and-a-half race for which the chest
nut son of McGee-White Plume is
eligible, having started in a steeple
chase in 1917. The conditions of the
longest race to be run on the flat at
Timonium call for horses that hav#?
j been over the jumps during 1917 and
1918.
In addition to Fountain Fay. Max- j
im's Choice. Tom Elward and Hop*, j
which was bred by Maj. August Rel- i
mont. chairman of the Jockey Club, j
and the chief pillar of the turf sport i
In this country.
CHANEY MAYAGAIN
MEET LEW TENDER!
New York. Aug. 28. ? Having don^j
some great fighting in the ring in
the past few weeks In Philadelphia
and Atlantic City, an effort is now 1
being made to stage a special six- r
round bout between George Chaney.
of Baltimore, and Lew Tendler. th*
crack Philadelphia light weight j
Chaney is fighting In his best form
I now, and if the men are matched
. they will battle at the National A. C..
of Philadelphia, on Wednesday even
! lng. September 18.
INDIANS AReToLTED
BY-CONNIE'S QUAKERS
Philadelphia, Aug. 28.?The eAmeri
can League season In Philadelphia I
c.**me to a close In a fitting manncr !
when Watson an<5 Enzman met in a !
classy hurling duel which the Ath- ]
i letlcs won by bunching their singles .
j and a sacrifice fly in the third in- I
nlng, and scoring the only run of the I
game, virtually eliminating Cleveland !
from any hope of winning the Junior j
league gonfalon. The score by In
nings:
R H E
Cleveland 00000000 0-0 8 01
Philadelphia .... 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 ??1 5 0
I Batteries: Enzman and O'Neill, Wat-'
j son and, Perkins. Umpires, Nallin j
and Connolly.
JONES HOLDS TIGERS
TO THREE BINGLES
Boston, Aug. 28.?Sam Jones held
the Tigers to three hits today and
blanked them, 3 to 0, thereby prac
tically cinching the pennants for the
Red Sox, as the Indians were beaten.
Hooper was the star, getting two!
doubles and a triple in three times
at bat. The score by Innings:
r H E
Detroit 0 00000000 0?0 3 1
Boston 1 0000020 x?3 1 0
Batteries?Dauss and Spenceh; Jones
and Agnew. Umpires?Dineen and
Hildebrand.
REDLEGS DIVIDE BILL
WITH CHICAGO CUBS
Chicago. Aug. 28.?The Cubs and
Matty's Reds divided the twin bill
here today, Chicago capturing the
first game by a 7-to-5 count and the
Redlegs landing the honors in the
nightcap by 9 to 0. The score by in
nings;
J Cincinnati 00220000 1-^5 U ^
Chicago 0 0 4 0 0 2 1 O^x?7 11 0
Batteries ? Luque and Archer;
Vaughn and Kiliifer. Umpires-Rig
ler and Qulgley.
Cincinnati 2 01100212-9 14 1
Chicago 000000000-0 8 0
Batteries-Mitchell and Wlngo: Mar
tin and O'FarrelL Umpires?Qulgley
and Rigler.
Brown* Take Final.
New York. Aug. 28-The Brownies
landed the final game of the series
from the Tankees today by a count
of 4 to L Davenport outpltched both
Sanders and Heatings. The score by
innings:
. R.H.E.
St. Louis 008 000 010 ? 4 ? 1
New York 000 010 100 ? 2 8 o
Batteries?Davenport and Severeid;
Sanders, Keating and Hannah. Un
pire??Evans and O'Loughlin.
Staff est to Giants.
Brooklyn, Aug. 28.?'Tb# Dodgers
landed the bis end of an 8-to-7 score
in a slugfest with the Slants hero to
day. The score by Innings:
R.H.E.
Stw York 6M 101100 - 7 i: 0
Brooklyn <N SU Ml - S 1? 0
I Batteries-Causey. Steele. Perritt
and McCarthy; Qrimes and Millar.
Umpire*?Byron and Harrison,
-
HERE YOU ARE, fans;
dope rr outyourself
From Camp Meij*.
ivh i
'if 1
ire:w"
wa p",^.ofu?i
tM^tx-x?1'0" ?nd
hlt two three-baggers
Mathews and Horns burger Each
team hart six hits and ?ch feam
ss stti'13!
Homaburger. a left fielder. I
Froxi Operation*.
Operation* defeated Camp Meigs
dlam^-.'" Slx innl"B8 on the s
diamond yeaterday. The score
The Melsa umpire forced operation'
on/i ?y .? 8l*th '"ning tn darkness '
and. In spite of positive protest, tried i
to force Operationa to plav thl
the*laat TX W??* fa
<ne last of the seventh when a hall !
Ope rations' "r "" ,dark in ,he lnfleld- !
operations came in to argue and the
umpire called the game with the i
seventh Inning unfinished, making the I
'rthe^t v lh# 11,1 Inning
? MefgsT ?' th# "?"? Operauonf
from '.h* ?Pcr?tiona player, were
from the regular lineup and are (
registered with the team i
^ucfertTh th?rge of the In- I
uerlV. ,"??? to forc? contln
sr~s;
?Jel*s 0 2 0 ftl J ? 5 7*4
Operations 2 1 3 0 0 0 - 6 10 4
Wotei I'mplre Jimmy FlticernU
Take N'otlee.
one course IS not
enough for PLAYER
f-l^x 3m?L*A ndrew"*
The r 0f the 0f,lce? started o?f ori
MetS K,G?lnr to the ?e?nd
sHced hi. ? tee 8hot- then he
After whi ??c?n<J and his third also.
cadX?r..i?l:Urned 'r?Und ,0 h"
??WelL1"1'.^? Iine to the ?">>?? boy?"
^5 -tsa-5,3
to?teH youf'* then 1 wl? ?>e able
To Play die Coffer*. I
4h'r'l? ^nancc and Account team of
the Departmental League are sUted
to battle Sergt. Mike RadeyVt?m
ber four at" t^ ?n damonrt num- j
FrWa'riftVrn^n. ""^R^vr U
wlnnfellt 'j"*1 hl" ClUb Wl" ha,t the i
Inning: streak of the crack De-1
partmental Leaguers.
saratogaentries.
Lac* i|9 ' Rett? B.. IB; Duchcss
a!
hp? lm ' n, * ?*r"* Ow, 9T; Snub of P1mi>
s^.vio?x ? **
**? **<??j
Po?cher, 102; Cran* la
Irdore, 112; Vafyr, iio. ' w* *?'? 8t
2l? -?????*:
rot?. 115; MloSTldol 1? *^OM" W; To"1
Wind. u,. PfP- "*: Nilttt
W?r MkUm. Mr;
?: CW?f ijllj i* ' ' I*ij 0?t?de,
<-Sr: Bally
J* P? "? 8^. ???
to
WAR RISK CLUB
HALTS COMMERCE NINE
In a slugfest gram* the War Ulsk
hung: & 9 to 4 defeat on the Com
merce aggregation and hence makes
the league race much closer. Rain
fell during the entire game and it
wti a nip and tuck battle all the
way.
Bell allowed only three hits and
won his fifth straight game for
War Risk. The score:
W. R. Ab H O A E| ?Vim. Ab B O A E
Uu'wood.Jbi 4 t i 1 IjMirtis.c 4 9 3 9 1
Donahue.lb. 3 0 7 1 O.Warberf.Sb. 4 0 1 I ?
Hamid.lf... 4 2 0 9 9;i--rman.u? 4 1(20
Donghtoo.rf 4 10* oU.Vbewlli.3b. ilOOO
Dell,2b OSI ?jKvtn.lb 4 19 11
Lynajm 3 12 1 1 Riaoboldt.lf. 4 ? 3 1 ?
shaffer.p.... 4 2 13 ?f B.Oruickk.ef 3 110 1
KaJion,c.... 4 2 9 ? ljs.Cruirk'k.if i 0 1 0 0
Cox,if 4 2 2 1 *Ba?t?r.p 2 9 19 1
Total*.... 34 15 21 T 3) Totals.... 31 3 21 4 4
8cors by inninga:
rnnuaffw 9 9 9 4 9 9 9 9?4
War Kifk ..* 9 1 1 2 1 9 4 a-9
Rana?Donabva, HanM (2). Bell <I), Lynn
(2). Shaffer, Kijtor, Kltinan. Cambrrtli. Bran,
Waltcnbrrr Left on baar*?<.'ommerc*. 4; War
Bisk. i. First ba?* on ball?-Off Bister. 2;
Brll, 2. Struck out?By Bell. T: by Basttr. 0.
Horn* run*? HamiH, Bell. Three-baac hit?
Einan. Two-baas hit?Co*. Stolen baaea
I'ndenrood. DougLton. Hit by pitcher?By Bell
(Hamiel).
LEWIS SEEEKS CLINE
AS BOXING PARTNER
New York, Aug. 28.?Ted ("Kid")
Lewis has asked Irish Patsey Cline
to join his training camp at Long
Branch and help him prepare for
his bout with Benny Leonard, at
Newark, on the evening of Septem
ber 10. Cline gave Leonard more
trouble in a six-round bout than any
one that has met the light-weight
champion since he won the crown.
Cline Is a lightning-fast boxer and
knows Leonard's style, and can give
the welter-weight champion the
work-outs he needs right now. Young
Fulton will box today with the wel
ter-weight champion at Jimmy de
Forest's Long Beach gym.
Leonard worked before a large
crowd at Grupp's gym yesterday. He
looks fit enough to tackle Lewis to
day If necessary.
'.The promoters of the battle of
champions are swamped by requests
for choice reservations. Most of
these calls come from West Harlem,
where the principals reside.
BASEBALL STATISTICS
Americas League.
YESTERDAY'S RESULTS.
Philadelphia, 1; Cleveland, 0.
Boston, 3; Detroit, 0.
St. Louis, 4; New York, 2.
WHERE THEY PLAY TODAY.
New York at Washington.
Philadelphia at Boston.
STANDING OF THE CLURS.
i Won Lost Pet.
Boston 71 49 .592
Cleveland 69 54 .561
Washington ?8 54 .557
New York 58 59 .496
Chicago 57 65 .472
St Louis 56 63 .471
Detroit ??.. 52 67 .437
Athletics 50 72 .415
National League.
YESTERDAY'S RESULTS.
Brooklyn. 8: New York. 7.
Chicago, 7; Cincinnati, S.
Cincinnati, 9: Chicago, 0.
Philadelphia-Pittsburgh, (rain.)
WHERE THEY PLAT TODAY
St. Louis at Pittsburgh.
Cincinnati at Chicago.
Brooklyn at New York.
Boston at Philadelphia.
rrAHDiNG or the clips.
Won Lost Pet.
Chicago ... 80 42 .656
New York 68 60 .576
Pittsburgh 63 57 .525
Cincinnati <2 58 .517
Brooklyn 64 65 .454
Philadelphia 52 65 .444
Boston 50 68 .424
St. Louis 50 72 .410
MINOR LEAGUE RESULTS.
INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE.
Newark. 1; Buffalo, 4.
Binghamton, 8; Rochester, 1
Baltimore, at. Hamilton; pMtpoMd
" of mi,"
City at Toronto; postpomd
of w*
WILL KING OF
GOATS FLUNK?
Fred Merkle, Poorest of All
Money Players, Finds Self
Again in Big Sries.
The molt unlucky money player'
In baseball will again be seen in a
world series this fatL
For the third time in his stormy
baseball career Pred Merkle will
hear the plaudits or denunciations
of thousands of rabid fans.
Merkle Is the goat of goats of
baseball. As long as the game Is
played?ay, as long as Its tradi
tions linger, his boner of 190# and
his error of omission in 1912 "will
remain, along with Heinle Zimmer- I
man's famous dash for home, as the
classics of baseball ivorylsms.
Ordinarily Merkle is a good ball
I player, a great first baseman, a
hard, clean hitter. "Whether the
Jinx of Merkle as a money player
will return this year remains to
be 'seen.
Merkle's two errors were the most
costly in baseball history. The first
kept the Giants out of the world se
ries?the second lost a world series
for the same club. The first cost
each and every Giant approximately
$1,000 and the club owners the dif
ference between the winner's and
loser's split in the eight-game se
ries of 191t.
It is ten years since Merkle butted
his way into the hall of fame of
goatdom.
Late in the season of 1908 the Cuba
and Giants were battling their way
neck and neck pennantward. Two
were out in the ninth inning. The
score was tied. McCormick occupied
third base and Merkle first. Brid
well drove the ball safely into the
outfield and the crowds surged across
the field as McCormick crossed the
plate. Merkle ran toward second,
stopped and went to the clubhouse
Johnny ENers noticed the omission
and shouted to an outfielder, some
say It was Schulte. some Hofman.
to toss him the ball. He called to
an umpire and touched the base
with the ball. The umpire declared
Merkle forced for the final out. in
validating McCormlck's run.
The ti* game was replayed later
and the Cubs won. cinching the pen
nant.
Four years later the Giants and
I Red Sox met in a world series. The
, series went eight games. Kach club
had won three games, one had been
tied. The Giants took the lead In
the tenth inning w!th Matthewson j
pitching masterful hall. Speaker]
was at hat. He lifted a high foul
down the first base line. Merkle
j watched the ball arc into the sky. f
, but made no effort to get it. Too
j lat*? Chief Myers lumbered after the
j ball, which dropped in front of him.
Speaker then singled, scoring a run
! ner who tied the score and Boston
eventually won the game.
Merkle has had no chance in a
: world series to expiate these base
I hall omissions. True, he started in
! the 191S series, but sprained his
ankle so badly In the first game
that he was practically useless the
rest of the series, although he
played parts of games and displayed
great gameness.
This year Merkle will have his
chance.
Dutch Brandt Booked.
New York, Aug. 28?Corp. Brandt,
formerly known as Dutch Brandt,
who boxes Benny Leonard at the Cen
tury Theater at every performance
of "Yip, Yip, Yaphank. was today
signed up for two mgre fights. He
will go against Tomjpy Tuohy, of Pat.
erson, N. J., at the Elm A. C., of
Paterson, N. J.. on Sept. 15. and Kid
j Wolfe, of Cleveland, at the Cleveland
! A. C., on Sept. 19.
1
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ROUTLEDGE, AN OUTSIDER,
WINS FEATURE HANDICAP
Mast Answer the CdL
The pwnft by the Senate M
Tuesday of the draft MU. txtend
In* the tie limit from 11 to * rear*
kills all bop* of a resumption of
organized baseball until after the
war.
The draft measure now goes to
conference, when differences be
tween the bill aa uses ad by the
House and aa changed by the Ben.
ate will be adjusted. Foremost
among these Is the "work-or-ftghf
amendment, rejected by the lower
branch, bat added by the Senate.
The bill will be In President Wil
son's hands before the sod of the
week.
CAN BASEBALL
REGAIN HOLD?
Will National Pastime Be
as Popular After Big War
as That of Past Years?
New York. Aug. ??Unless peace
is declared before another summer
rolls around baseball Is coins to hav*|
a tough rime regaining the high
standard It hss attained after long
years of operation.
Under the ruling of Secretary Ba
ker, rot to mention the change of,
draft ages, there will be no baseball
next season. Baseball la nonessen
tial and must take a back seat until
the olive branch is waving over this
turbulent globe of ours. In the,
meantime, with the oncoming gen
eration engaging In baseball in a
purely amateur way. the magnates
will be up against it when the time
rolls s round to rebuild teams, for
there won't be enough talent availa
ble to pad a crutch.
It is reasonable to figure that a
certain per cent of the players who
hare their John Hancocks on con
tract* now will return to (he game
when peace returns to the world. Yet.
| compared with the few who will
j come back retaining their old-time
efficiency, there will be dosens of
players in all classes of leagues who
will be unable to return to the game.
Others will not return to it because
of the fact that baseball will hare
lost its glsmour for them.
The big stars?the bova like Cobb.
Collins. Spesker snd Alexander?who
have been paid enormous salaries,
have laid by enough of this world's
goods to keep them for the rest of
their days, and they are not coming
back to labor on the diamond for
greatly reduced ss'.sries. which are
bound to follow the war.
For the same reason a goodly per
cent of the players who up to a year
or so ago were the coming ellgibles
for big league jobs will pass up their
baseball aspirations for other lines,
end the incentive for the youngsters
will not be as great.
Baseball will Anally come- back aj
ttrong as ever, of course, but It
*ill take time. The powers that be
hung on as Ion? as they possibly
C3??ld for this very reason. They
f ire saw that a cessation of opera
tions would be a terrific body blow.
They have ssid so many times. There
is nothing tha. could have happened
to the baseball business which coukl
have hurt it more
During the reconstruction period,
which is going to involve nearly
every country on the globe, baseball
will have to go through a reoon
Jefford's Entry Lands in
Adirondack Stake at
Saratoga Track; Billy
Kelly Withdrawn.
Saratoga Race Track. Aug. 24.
?William JctforxT. 2-year-old oak
Routledge gave the form players
? setback here today whan he
romped Koine in frost ia the
Adirondack Handicap. He paid 20
to I. Star Realm and the Coe
entry. Sweep On. were played
heavily at II to 5. splitting the
honors for favorite, and neither of
them finished in the money.
Billy Kelly. Commander Roaa'
atar 2-year-old. wai withdrawn. He
had been given the top weight of
140 pounds, and the stable evi
dently thought it was too much.
A held of thirteen horses started
and the start was poor.
Routledge got off with the lead
ers?Lord Brighton. Stickling aad
Hannibal?and held his place well
down the back stretch.
At the last turn he let out a
burst of speed that carried him un
der the wire an easy winner.
Day Due came to life unexpect
edly and grabbed off second
money, a neck ahead of Hanni
bal. The summary:
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Plcr. MS (Soittyt. 1 to 1. J w <L sat: Dnat
j tnrar. 1C IWUhaaa). t to 1. 7 to ?, aut. Tubs.
1 419 4-6. Trxju Star alaa iw
THIRD RACE?Mil*: Wurmmm. m (I4W.
IS to 4, S to 4. out, wa?; Smart H?bj. 1?
(Robinaan). Stoi lMi ud out: Rotomorr.
10C <W alia). <tol.Ttoft.lt0S. third Time
1JTH Dick WUtean. Doudaaa 8. Bow
B II* alao no
FOfRTH RACE?8tx furW*^ RooO*ds*
111 {Ambnm*. Btal.fttal.Sttl: Da* Due.
in (Ketaayl. SI to 1. 12 to 1. ft to I; Ranintaa..
IS (RohiMoat. Ktoll??l eeao. Time 1 XL
>mr+p Ok. Star Rwht BrrtOM, The Tl ?
Ln4 Rrichtoau CWraMao, Delaware. Tai??w.
Hf. AtkJdinc alao ran.
FIFTH RArt-Mil-- TVaooa lai. lift <Ro*
inaool. t to L even J to * Porto Dnprnv Hi
(Loft sat, t to ft. 1 to S and 1 to 4. VTtn*>M.
119 (Walla), T to 1. f to 1. T)ai? 1* 44
Bar One. Mancha. Pomt to Point, luprtoa aiao
raa. ?
SIXTH RACE-Sti fxzrlno^ Roral Eamgr
H? (LrM. Ttoi.TtoS.Stol, von. Ladr
Gertrude. Ill (FaMrathwt. I t? I T to ?. I
to ft; Llnftraiier. 115 (Robraoon). 8 to 1. ?*an.
aad t to ft Time. 111 1-4. Belle Rofcavta Coia.
Dartona, Mia FauntWmy. Irene alao ran
*truction period of Its own. and base
ball m:*l weather the toujrh days
ahead en-cause the put lie will realise
what it ia up araist and will be
tolerant.
No game 1* more red-blooded than
baseball as a sport or pastime *u
peaceful ??ays. si d people will
want plenty of red blooded amur.e
ment after the war t* over. 80 the
magnates need not fro about hanging
crepe on each other. The future of
the ga'ne la 1 rfgM enough, and it
will be much bett*r off for bavin*
gone thrvnj sh ihs fire. The view Sf
the baseball situation to of course
continceut only upon a lengthy coa
tinuation of the war.

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