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GEORGE McBRIDE MAY BE PILOT OF NATIONALS?REX AND MOHAWKS DO TRICKS AGAIN
- *" President Griffith Now, How About McBride as Manager of New Club? By GEORGE L MORELAND. President Griffith!!! Sounds funny, doesn't it? It is going to be hard to remember that it isn't going to be "Manager" any more. But that is exactly what it will be on and after December 20, when the board of director* meets and the new officials are selected. At this meeting a clean sweep will take place, every one of the old officers wil (retire and a new set replace them?and it is going to be a very pleasing Christmas gift to the fans. There has been a lot of trouble caused by the old officials during the past few years over this and that, more particularly over the Johnson day, back in 1913, when the fans caused almost a riot. It is not necessary to repeat what took place?every baseball lover knows what happened, and they decided that it would not happen again, and to the effect that the club has lost thousands of dollars over that affair. Pmll l*o * It la a, forocone conclusion ?ow_tbat Clark C. Griffith and his new partner William M. Richardson, are to take important poaltlona that there will. never be a repetition of what hap when the old official pulled that bone. But what la coins to be more Im portant to the fana la the fact that they have probably seen ' The l*ox In baseball uniform for the last llme^ Tou can hardly believe It. the writer, who has aeen this same little fellow pitch some of th" lr"j* eat games ever twirled on the dla mond And 1. like many other fel low, who had to watch "Itat *>J on the robber." aa he would be call"! and with many other 'hinss that would not look good ,n an up-to-date newspaper Ilka The Herald. How many times have hundreds of "?0'*1" who are now In Washington, but who live In some city that the old Chicago club vial ted. aat In the grandstand and wltnesaed this same fellow^ de iih<?ra.telv stand out on the rubber, an^aa they though, a?w him cut the sail on the *pikes of hla shoes How they would yell at him and how they would tell the umpire that It was a shame to permit such actions. HnM With Hla Head. But Clark was doing nothing of the kind. He was pitching baaeball a. it should be pitched H? did no have to depend upon hla good rlghi arm for that was almost helpless, so he 'pitcher with his head, baaeball leaking and what a baseball head " "mT fox had. He would stand out there exactly like you have seen th old stork doing at the Zoo. on one ^wlth his foot at an angle across the other leg. striking the ball on the .?k? of hi: shoe., and how he could hold that poee The batter was standing at the plate watching every wove and wait tianiiv for him to deliver the --ri^t t^Te bolder of the bat would become disguated and dfop his 4 bat to tell the umpire what ? ,i ?i< that the pitcher was permit led to pull such stuff. Kingo^ Along cme ttat ball right over the heart of i he nlaie and the umps would yell Strike The batter could not even set the bat Up in time to hit. t.nff ?tl,j always stand out there longer than the batter could hold hla bat. >ou r.^vhe, the latter became rest less Griffith had him. That is baseball brains against what vers think is rough stuff. Tne ISmTw- lust as big a kicker over ihat stuff as any other fan. but after /Tew yearTl JouM see what the object was and always was glad to see this tame Washington leader on th?/"bber for It was amusing to see him use those haseba.l brains that he always ?arrled and that are now going to^be it great value to him now that , president of a big baseball club. Sare to Have Winner. I have known Clark Griffith for luite a long time and know wnat he rSiST- dfting and now that he trill have full sway I am willing to ao on record and state 'hat lniWe wo years Clark C. Orlfflth will hav * i>a'll club in Washington that the housands of fans will be willing all their ball club. But the fans must not ?"P??* * jennant winner right now That would be asking too much, but it .nil rtot be out of the question for them o see a great difference in the pla> ng of the team from now on. The new owners ale going out for alent and with the addition olJwo ir at the very least three new player* >n tha team. Washington will see n ?iub out there fighting for the flag is hard as any club in the American .eague and with better results than nost of them will have. But who will become manager if Griffith decide... to handle the busi less as president" MeBrlde aa Pilot. The Washington club need not look rery far for a man who can fill that xwltion and fill It as good as any nanmser In the game. Who did you lay. Mr. Kan? George "MeBride. Absolutely correct. Here is a ball ?layer that has more friends among lie players than any man I kn?* tnd a gentleman from the top of his ?ap to his toes. And 1 am going to rtve yoa this little tip. "but don t tip t ofT to the old manager." MeBrlde ag get as much baseball out of the ?nen. as any manager In the game, ?or he Is a type of man who com nands respect from every one. Play ,rs and all others. Time ara many who do not know ieorgs MeBrlde as a man and they lnd fault. That Is one privilege the fens who pay ttaslr money to watch ?am?a have a right to do. But they Isn't know Goorge MeBride or they* sould never knock him. MeBsMo a Veteran. As manager, beg pardon. President 3*mth knows Mac as well as any ml >imi has placed confidence in him ?y puttlnc him in command of the tem than once. 1 don't think he would make a mistake to place It with ths gontlsman from Mllwau im for all time. MeBride Is M years of age and his tlaying days are over, we all agree & that, but during his twenty years m ths diamond he has gained knowl dge that can only be acquired from /ears of dose study on the diamond, tnd Oeorge has thst knowledge after U1 these years. It would bo a pleasure to go out to Jie park and Me Manager MeBrlde in m own war tell the umps they wot* Wrong. The fana want him and tha fans can be relied upon get Jng what they want. Lot as all get out tor George Me Brlde for manager, but don't tip it fit mm stated to President Griffith Mrt we want MeBrlde. for he may Mak we are trying to run his club. *mr ha It /rom such. Long years in tie game has shown that the club )?>w have the first and last say - ?>ut as the fana can say In return? nelofanote that we can't have what ?e pay for. Kaasrtencrd baseball men place not a little of the blame for the Internal troubles of the American League upon Charles A. Coroiskey. president of the Chicago club. It In asserted that the "Old Roman" could have averted the family quarrel by simply raising his hand In admonition to the New York and Boston clubs when they started the war on Johnson as a result of the letter's handling of the Mays case. But the silvery-haired president of the White Sox showed no disposition to act in the capacity of a peace maker. but. on the contrary, seized the opportunity as most fitting to air some of the alleged wrongs he and the league had received at the hands of Mr. Johnson. It is generally believed that Mr. Comiskey had nothing in common with Messrs. Ruppert and Fra*ce, and that he made allies with them solely for the purpose of waging a war upon Tresident Johnson, which he has ihreatened several times within the last ten years. Will Make Se?tle*ie??. Some sort of an understanding be tween the two factions Is imperative and is sure to be made. Even while the minority was averring with em phatic posltivenesa that it was a war to the finish, they were negotiating for k settlement through the medium of Frank Navin. president of the Detroit ciub. A similar peace offering will be made again. if it already has not been instigated. During the light of the last five months little progress has heen made in the American 1-eague. Constructive legislation for the benefit of baseball is waiting on the warring j magnates. linger delay is hardly possible. HURRY-UP YOST OFFERS MANY RULE CHANGES Chicago. Dec. 13. ? Changs that will, he nay*, go far toward bring ing: about uniform interpretation of football rules, some of which only few coaches, officials and player*, now agree on. will be suggested be fore the meeting this winter of the rules committee, by Fielding H. Yost, coach of the University of ?Michigan since 1901. it became known today. The proposed modifi cation would in no way affect the I play, according to Coach Yost. It is not the spirit of the rules to take away touchdowns by inflicting penalties for fouls which had no bearing on the play, the Michigan mentor holds. In line with that idea he believes that the rules im posing 10-yard penalties for "clip ping" or running into an opponent after the ball lias been declared dead and for crawling should he changed to apply the punishment in such manner that loss of a touch down. if one had been made, would , not be raused by bringing the ball back before it was put in play and measuring the distance from that i point. | Coach Yost also favors strongly a [penalty being levied against a team '.that is not on the field reaay u> , play, at the hour for the game to start. He cites the rule penalizing j a team for failure to report prompt ly at the time for starting the third ! quarter. The l.'.-yard penalty for attacking a runner when he has gone out of bounds should be inflicted from the point where the ball was carried across the -sidelines instead of where ' it was snapped back, in the opinion J of Yost. FOOD FOR FANS It transpires that A1 Baird. the Giants* utility inftelder. hasn't been j sent to Rochester. In fact, it is a safe bet that the big league clubs won't waive on him if waivers are asked, for he is a very, very sweet young inflelder. i Asked if Hughie Jennings had been signed for next season-. President Navin. of the Detroit Club, recently replied in the negative. "Jennings," Navin said, "has not signed a con tract in the last 10 years." Their is generally a verbal agree ; ment, and the same formality will probably be used this season. The Yankees have traded Babe Pinelli. the third sacker of the Pacific Coast League, to the Detroit Tigers for a cash consideration. Pinelli was involved in a three-cornered deal that sent Mitchell of the Ti?ers to Vernon. Warren Collins, the crack pitcher of the Dallas Club of the Texas League, has been secured by the Yankees, and so have Lefty Miller and Murphy, a right-hander from the Canadian League. Daniel Howley. last season with the Detroit Americans as coach of pitchers, has been signed as next sea son's manager of the Hartford Club of the Eastern League, it was an nounced tonight by James H. Clarkin, owner of the local club. Harry F razee and Ed Barrow have not definitely decided on where the Red Sox will train, although they will play a* series of exhibition games with the Giants. Possibly the Red Sox will select a Texas camp They have never trained in the Lone Star State and Babe Ruth would certainly be a big card down there. I Organization of a new Northwen tern Baseball League, with six or | eight clubs, and with Class B rat ling, la being considered, j According to present plans the league will have teams from-Seat tle. Spokane. Everett. Tacoma. !>l ! lingham Vancouver. B. C.. and p?m? jsibly the cities of Aberdeen ana Hoqualam on Gray's Harbt-* TRIBEMEN TRIM I NAVY YARD JRSJ -? i Mohawk A. C. Eleven Prove Best in Gruelling Contest I Against Apprentices. ' - i I Coach Paul Cohlll's Mohawk eleven | I settled the 140-pound championship of i | the District yesterday when they de | frated the Naval Apprentice team at Seventeenth and D streets southeast, by a 6-to-0 count. The game was staged on a gridiron that was a sea of mud. while In many spots the water was inches deep. Fast plays I and speed was Impossible and both clubs resorted to the "old Army same" during most of the battle, al . though the Indians' lone count was made possible through a neatly exe cuted forward pass from Metxel to Paul Cohill. ? This was the only forward h^ave completed during the battle, although both teams made several trys at the aerial route. The Mohawks proved to be the best club regardless of the sloppy going, as they registered thir teen first downs to nine made by the Naval tribe. Cox and Durlty. punting for the Navy Yard team, were not able to equal the one-side boots pulled by Mohawk, as Paul Cohlll. Taylor and F. Cohill managed to place their kicks for good distance. Gaanera Show Speed. The Gunners had the best of the first half, as early In the fray they opened up with a savage line-smash ing attack that would have done credit to n well-oiled varsity eleven, but the Indians managed to with stand their rushes when in scoring distance. After holding for downs, they would always boot out of danger. After returning from the rest period ' the Red Tribe started an aggressive j play that simply baffled the Gun Makers. Kirks that gave the Indians : plenty of ground on the exchanges placed the Mohawks In midfield when i | the final period got under way. ] After three downs had been regis- j ' tered a forward heave from Capt. | j Metzel to Paul Cohill placed the ball | 'within striking distance. Drives by | i Metxel. Taylor and Coach Cohill put j i the ball on the 4-yard line. Here Co- i I hill was again called upon and he ; plunged through for ihe only s?orc. as Taylor later missed a goal after a j kick-out. No outstanding features of the | battle can be recorded, but the in ! dividual work of the Cohill brothers. Capt. Metxel. Taylor and Richards for the Indians, and Cox. Purity and ! Green f?f the Apprentices deserves j mentioning. The line-up and sum ; mary: ; Mohawk A. C- Partitions Naval | Rroithson It. t> Vto?man ' Birrh R. V McCarthy A. Hardy It. <5 \laT??rs Jr. Hardy Cenf^r ^ >MW ?ialoway L (! J Krre j Career I? T Hutchison i Langdon L. K Jam* It CohlU Q H I?urit v I Mettell R. H \Yrddin? j O'Brien L. H Dor?ay ' Taylor P. B Co* j Suhntitiifions: Mohawk* Ri<-!iar>la for l,ana 1 don. Tiptm for Carrer. H'laffcr tor Tifton. i Tir^on for A. Hardy. IV Cohill for O'Brien, | Bjorkland for R. Cohill. Langdon for ttniith*on. i MrCVar? for I^ingdon. R ?V?hiM for Shaffer, i TTinmM for Colowa.v. Naval Aj?pre?tHv Rice ] lor Free CLARK OF HARVARD IS AFTER 4 LETTERS! I ! j Cambridge. Mass.. Dec. 14. ? Chailej^ j Tubby*' Clark. Of Milton, stellar1 ' right guard for the Harvard team ! this fall, the man against whom Yale 1 aimed its last play ;iear the goal line ! at the Stadium. November 22. and 1 who tossed back the Bulldog, prob ably saving the game for the Crlm | son. already is a three "ir* man. He won the coveted letter in hockey, 'where he was cover-point, on the i I track team.where l?e was shot-putter. ; I and in football. Now he Is planning j to go out for the baseball team, the j one which Jack Slatterv will coach, j Tubby will report with the pitching ' candidates. j He is a big fellow, a leyijimate -0> I pounder, but captain and coach be i lieve that the big fellow has the nec essary stuff and that he stands a good chan<e to come through. He j pitched with success at Milton Acad | emy. And if he makes h s letter in j baseball he will be the Crimson's first I four-letter man. | MIDDIES GRATEFUL TO SECRETARY DANIELS Annapolis. Md.. Dec. 13.?Trouble j at the Naval Academy over weak j football schedules is at an end so far as next season is concerned, while the outlook for the future is decidedly bright. The chief factor *4n bringing this about was the per- I mission granted by Secretary Dan-1 iels for the team to play one game away from home, in addition to the Army contest, and the activity of Commander D. L?. Howard, athletic I officer of the Academy. The permission to leave home for a game has been used to inaugurate an arrangement by which two of, the big teams of the country. Princeton and the University of Pennsylvania, will be played each year. It is hoped that the arrange ment will be permanent. Next year! the midshipmen will play at Prince- i ton on October 23. The plan will go into effect completely in 1921. 1 when Princeton will play at An napolis and midshipment will play, J Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. CHARLIE SEE TO BE WITH REDLEGS AGAIN j J Cinc.nnati. Ohio. Dec. 11.? Herrmann i jalso experts to M*rn Charley See. the ' youngster. The Washington club has I been persuaded to withdraw its claim 1 to See made when'walvers were asked jon the player, and Manager Moran i said today that he will take Charlie iSouth in March and give him a fair I chance to make good with the cham I plons. OLD FOX IS AFTER HARLEYOFOHIOI | President Clark Griffith, of the Na tional*. is in the field for Chick Har ! ley. the wonderful Cclumbus Ofi3. ! football star. j Harley has not decided what he will i do. hut he says If he decides to rliv 1 professional baseball that he will give j the Washington c'ub a chance , t~? I make him an offer to plav with that team. AA? Defeats Zulu K'd. St. Lx?uis. Dec. 14.?Babe As^er. ban tam champion of the A. K. F.. vo the newspaper decision over Zulu K d of N?-'" V>rk. in an eigbt-routid boul last night One Year Ago in Sports. Lieutenant Jimmy De Hart, for mer University of PUt football player, reported as signed to pl*y with Pittsburg Pirates next year. 1 Announced that Old Roaebud would be raced again next seaeon. American League adopts 140- j game schedule. j Atheletlca decide to train at home next spring. It was decided not to have any boat races at Poughkeepsle^ next , year. Mike O'Neill, the old-time base- j bail pftcher. announced he would , retire from the game and go into the .oil business. James Oaffney, former owner oT | the Boston Braves, has been paid ! in full for the club l?y the new j owners. Football Guard In Every Game For Four Seasons Arlo Sanderson, of Lost Nation. Iowa, a senior at Cornell College (Iowa) has played four yrari of college football and never missed a minute out of the play of any game and never had time taken out for him. Sanderson has been selected as tackle for various all-Iowa football teams for three years. He has also played thro? y#?ars of college bas ket-ball and is on? the tt-am now. He has been selected for all-Iowa banket-ball teams twice. He is a star baseball player anu an all-around track man. At tl?e leading field meet In which Cornell College participated last year, lie made nineteen points. Another rec ord of which he is proud is that in all his participation in college sports no opponent has ever accused him of rough play or anything but absolute sportsmanship. Sanderson#came to college from a little town 'of 500 population and before arriving at Cornell had never played in a football game of any kind In addition to his athletic prowess, "Sandy" is president of the college student council and promi nent in various student activities. DREADNAUGHTS TAKE HUMPHREYS' ELEVEN IN VIRGINIA SERIES I Alexandria. Va., I">ec. II. ? The I Dreadnought eleven today settled the I issue of the championship of Northern I Virginia by a one point margin In the [big game with the Camp Humphreys, i The Shipbuilders annexed the battle , by h score of 7 to C. Johnny W'enxel s 1 boot after touchdown gave the honors to the home club. Loverin's brilliant line plunging placed the ball within ! striking distance of the goal during the second quarter and when the time arrived for a score Loverin de livered. The soldiers tallied their touchdown . In the last few seconds of play when time was called with a forward heave ! in the air from llahn to Sroclas. but j Hahn failed to kick goal. The Dreadnaughts were forced to extend themselves In every way to annex this victory. The Camp Hum phreys' team was outclassed during the tlrst half and even the third pe riod. but in the last quarter they started nn attack, using both the overhead and "army game" that threatened the Virginians goal line for the tlrst time this season. A suc cessful forward pass, stated above, that was executed inside of th^ 15-yard line gave the army crowd their count. Dreadnaughta Po-vM-n* Hnmphrv-vs De*gan S|*irt Frai/er I- T lK*n< TiijiR- r I- '? May* OTotintll ... Ceot**r Weeds Header R <? ? Buckingham Mrrdith K T Dorcr* Wen/el R E Whitnor .?. Wen3*1 Q T. . Hou*nt?ii Lo*erin I- H Hahu Hale It H t *-* thfjl'i* K. R R|n4t Tmichdovnii- IxrfriD, Sp -rt: foal fr?m tnneh ('own. Wen ad. Referee. Lieut. Altnifk I'm lire Mr Kemp Cock tell. Ilcidlmmnaii. Mr. Et?H The Youngest Jockey. >, Jockey#Simpson Boyle, K. II. Brad lev's crack lightweight contract rider, is one of the youngest pigskin artists on the American turf today. He is 'just 16 years old, and succeeded in pilot in? his first winner to the wiie last February. While he has been t .ding less than nine months Boyle ranks among the leading Jockeys of the country. HAVANA RESULTS. FIRST RACE?Fife and one-half furlongs. Rrizz. HC (Crump). even, 2 to 3>. out: James <5. 1(19 (OrmcjO. 3 to 1. 8 to 5; Prince Direct. 9i (Archenihault). 1 to 2. Time. 1.0815. Buster Clark. Sliiro. Kauvan. Uranium and Hope ran. second RACK- Five and one-halt fuilooga Nei*. 109 (Pickens), 6 to 5. 1 to '1, out: John Jr.. 114 (Howard), 2 to o. out: Avion. Mf (?Jamer), Z to 5. Time. 1.06. Rianca, UHone. Felicidad. Bunice. Sir Edfrar ran. THIRD RACE?Five furlong* Old Red. I'M (tiarner), 10 to 1. 4 to 1, 2 to 1: Horace berth. 113 (Howard), 3 to 5. 1 to 3; Mai Bradley. 106 (Merimee). 6 to 5. Time. 1.0025. Colli'.lard. Mineral. Steve. Hat Rack, Orleans <>irl ran FOURTH RACEr-One mile Vnd a furlong. Bucknail. 106 (Crook). 3 to 2, 4 to 5, 2 to 5; Fly Home. 107 (Merimee). 1 to 3. out: Solid Rock. 107 (Murray). 1 to 3. Timi\ 1.83. Fairly, Zinnia. Timothy J. Hogan. High Tide ran FIFTH RACE#?One mile and one sixteenth. Kiku. W (Merimee*. 3 to 1. even, out; Oretrte*. 124 (Pickcna). 1 to 4. out: Grand jr. lis (Mono tain), out. Time. 1.45. Texas Special. t Viral ran. SIXTH RACK?One mile and twenty yards. Tokalon March. 11*? (DominidO, 6 to I, 5 to 2. 6 to 5; Tranl?>. 110 (Madeira). ? to 5. 4 to 5; Duke cf Shelhy. 110 (Kerner), out. Time. 1.41 4 3 Day Man. Zodiac L*iip Post. Little Cole, ltailbird. Beverly Jann* ran. SEVENTH RACE- One mile and twenty yards. Kilkenny. 102 (Archeintault i. even. 1 to 2. out: tircat I?nll, 110 (Crump), 2 to 1. even; Magnet Land. C* Mlanntdy). even. Time, 1.412-5. Ter rible Mis*. l'lantap-dr. Ud)' Jane Oreey. \V<kx1 Thrush, Crystal Day ran. HAVANA ENTRIES. FOR TUESDAY. FIRST RACK? Fl?e and _ one ha If furlongs: 2-**a?-oM>: claiming: purse, $60"). Diomrd, I'M. Vktdo'a. 107; Col. Lillard, 110; Rm-khorn II. 110: l^adv Sweep. 112; Inrineratot. 112; Perfect bMlr, 11?: yi?y* Bradlev. :r?. SECOND RACB-Six furlongs: 3-yi ar-old I and up; ctn'.iniiir: pvii*e. W50. Ed (Jarrixin. lCii; Tdal. 10#; Lnckvparl. I0tf; I'hfuo-lan. Iff: Eddie Traitor, 103; Kins Tnsran. 114; Peri goutclire. lit; Hijft (Scar, lit: Helen \tkin. 114; Harlock. lit; Kirg Worth. 114: Fraa cnelo, 117. ?* THIRD RACE-Five ami ere half furlong* . 3->ear-olds; c'a'ming; purse. SGTV). Red. 97; Lfot! Fay. 102: Sikj? Quern. 1C2: Mike Di*on. JPl: El* Cutonrl, 105; Chanxenettc 11. ?I'**: Ri.meair. 106; Rajtad'.?., 110; Ambassador III. l'.O: S"Tra?e. 1 0; Kit tit Pullet. 114. F?MRTH RACE - Antigua Handicap; tive and one-half furtotg-; |?>r*e. $00 Different B es. 102; Mare John. W3: Hnlibuh. Ill: Dl v#r?hn. 11?: Oi Tayhn. M. HIT" RACE-O-n- m!le and o?f-rfiteenth: 3? > eat-ol<!s and un: Haimiiwi; f?jur*. $00 Masret l4i!"d. ?3; ("orvdwi. 100; Skterface. 109; ilo-dhn ah. iOG: B.riin. 1'L S!XT'4 RACE -One mile and artentjr var?l?: 2->ear-o?ds snd : Ha m ug: pnis?-. WO) IVniard. tl: Tc:ith?- Mi ?. ? ; Marv '. Mkmu t". : i?'.-e. W; st?? MfT. 99: IJttle Nenitr. r9; TyTOe. W2; Ifcie. If: M ?** Sweev. 107: T.Aa ?mi March. .19; Ntd Milevbright. U0; Dill Siiumona Ut; U.odthruab. HI ALL-STARS HOLD REXTOADRAW Collegiate Eleven Gives Clubmen Tough Battle I At Union League Park. The Collegiate All-Stain yesterday at Union League Park held the fast going Rex to a scoreless tie. The game was a nip-and-tuck affair throughout the going During the first quarter there wan little to choose' between the two teams. 1 The All-?tars outplayed Rex at running the piitskin. The line plung- , iug of Jack Sullivan was the out standing feature of th'e Collegiate*' play, for he carried the ball for gain after Ksin through the Hex line, and placed it on the lo-yurd line in the, first period but was helu for dowriM. ; Harry Harris, the brainy quarter ? back of the Rex clubmen, was their' only cofinistent ground-gainer, as he I made brilliant end runs, which kept 1 hi* clubmen in the going. | | lla?l Chance to Searr. | Twice during the sAond quarter the ' ball was i uslied to the All-Stars 3f> | yard line, but they were 'forced ^o i I drop kick. Karri*, with the wind I against him inUt?cd two attempts by' i a narrow margin. ! The Rex were outplayed by the All ; Stars, wjio obtained four fir.-?t downs ' i 10 two. Rex was fienalizcd for a to ? tal of 40 yards to only 5 yards for the All-Stars. During the final qua iter, I.itkus of the Rex eleven and Jack Sullivan of (lie All-Stars fwrticipated in a punt ing duel. Sullivan having a slight edge. The line-up and summary: 1 lie* A. C. Positions Collegiate Start I I'niit) barker I#. K Cromin j W. McDonald I.. T McCarthy ) McCtnre I. (? Hanier I Vernale>ii Center King Stereo# It. <; i'ook l.itkn* U T BabUngtou (iirirdi ....It K Snort llarru y It Kogartjr l?o*ri<X ...K II Pankluir* j Ctanaton It. H o'l^rary 1 (iiehcl K B Thornton | Suivtitulicma. Ilex A C. Roiihtnt for Ijitku* i I lager lor Lknrrlck. Mm?t for Cruntoa, J Mc | lJuiiald for Vernatcin. Montgomery for l'eun> j baiker. Kougle lor (iirardi. ??iiiit for Kongle .Collegiate Mart* Smoke for Cook. Krily J tor l'arkhurat. <ioals from tie Id minel Hirrix , trnm IS >ard line and 20>ar<l liue. Itefem ? Morse Mlarlmon Techl. t'itpir?? J. Blair <En ? K>ne**ral. Head Ijnewnan- Ma?elfmtli (Vigilant*) t Time of i?riod? 10. 12. 10 and 12 minute*. BOUN, SWEDISH STAR, JOINS TODD SHIPYARD I I', took I yn. N. V . Dec. 14. ? Analole ' Rolin, the Swedish middle-distance ' runner, who recently arrived here and has made Rrookl>n his home, will represent the Todd Shipyard A. A. in A. A. I'. competition. He Joined the club yealerdax Bolin has run ??) me ters in 1 .'M T.-5 seconds and in the I wot Id's record holder lor l.'iOO meters | Twice in 191U he humbled Ted Mere dith. the Olympic champion, at MO meters. Colin is a civil and marine engineer and started his duties at tlio Robins Dry I.tocks today. He did some jog i ?ing at Todd Field and will start ' training at one of the armories this week. He has not decided when he will run his* first race, but stated that it will take him five weeks in which to condition himself. YALE WILL LOSE BUT FEW GRIDIRON MEN | Xew Haven, Conn., Doc. 15.?Yale has already Met under way plans for it* |rn>' football eleven. A canvass of the i piobable candidates has just be?*n completed and it has been teamed that jptobably only Allen. Neville. Braden 'snd Gait will be graduated next June. | This will leave f.ir the rtishline Ren |hardt. Aeosta. Walker. Dickens and Callahan and in the back field Kernp Jton. Jim Neville. 1*ay. Webb. Donald. Welles. Crane. Campbell, Aldrich and ' Thorney Murphy. Several of these j players have recently decided to return .because of the extension of the course J in the Sheffield Scientific School for I four years. j From tiie freshman team the varsity will acquire four unusually brilliant p!ayers. Capt. Jordan, half back: Kel ley. quarter back; Kerr, guard and O'CONNOR IS NOW A FIGHT PROMOTER St. Ix>uis. Mo., Dec. 14.?Jack O'Con nor. former manager of the Browns, who also organized and managed the St. l.ouis Feds during the first year of that organization^ brief existence. I has entered the local boxing game as ; a promoter. Jack Is now identified with the reorganized Angelica Ath letic Club as treasurer. The organiza ? t ion is headed by Billy Brady, with ! Frank O'Keefe as vice president and ! Roy O'Connell as secretary. Donates to Scalier*. I^ondon. Dec. 14. ? The Prince or Wales has sent ?10 to the Daily Mail ( fund to enable Ernest Barry, Eng j land's great sculler, to take advan I tage of Alfred Felton's sporting offer . to race him again on the River Parra | matta. New South Wales, for the j world's sculling championship. | ' QUESTIONS ANSWERED Thin column nppearN In The fler iiId every Wondaay^ mornlnic. Send in any qaealhin regarding *porf* and we will be pleaned to tell yon what you wiiiit to know. Pittsburg Fan. F street. City ?Is the I Ci'ison who will mpnage the Pittsburg i team the same Gibson who holds the I major league record for catching 140 j coi.secutive games? | Yes. the same George Gibson. George W., Ninth street. City ? ! Where are the Nationals going to train ? this coming spring? 1 Manager Griffith has not decided yet. , but it will be either Tampa. Fla.. or ' Augusta. Ga. j Naval Officer. City.?Why was Samj I Ciawford called "Wahoo Sam?" Because he was born in Wahoo. Neb. [ Stove league. City.?Why don't the i fans of this cit>\ start a Stove I.<eague j so that we can meet during the . winter and talk over old-time plays I and players? | T don't know, but would like to sec j | h S-ove league organised, and if The ! ||era'd can help getting up one I 'would '.ike to help them. Write the editor of this column what you think of it. Get busy and we can get up a league In Washington, one that will be second to none. There are many o'd-time players and fans In Wash-' ington that would be ploased to join, i Start the good thing along by writ ing us your opinion. ? J < Bowdoin Has Baseball Bat Used 59 Years Ago "" i Bowdoin College has come Into I .>o**e??ton of the baseball bat. long | In the keeping of the Maim* His- ( forlcal Society, which was used 1 llfty-nine years ago in the tlrat j game ever played between that i college and an outride team. The ; old bat. made of spruce on the i very day of the game. is about the ' r.ize of bats still in use, and If the | college had wtm the Kame would | ^doubtless have remained ever I slme In a collegiate atmosphere. j Hut the Sunrise team! made up of tioys from the town of 13runs- I wick. defated the collegians, in J that day of long scores, to the | tune of ?> to 42. and the bat. In- | scribed with the names of all the j players, went to the winners. Later they pav? it to the historical so- j ciety. whorh now presents it to the i college. Bui in 1900 no one of the i players could have foreseen a : time when what is said to be the I' oldest baseball bat in the country |j would be an object of national in- li tereat. 11 Herrmann Ready To Resign His Job On Commission i Cincinnati. O.. lief*. 14.?Harry Hert j mann has promised to resign from J the chairmanship of the National i Baseball Commission if a majority of I the National and American League !club owners oppose him at the Joint meeting of the big circuits in Feo ruary. It is understood that six of J the National League clubs and at l least three of the American League clubs will request Herrmann's with drawal. in which case he will step down and out. Several National l^eacue magnates ; are quietly work ins in behalf of a candidate whose name has been kept ( secret until now. Stale Senator James , J. Walker, who was sponsor for the j Sunday baseball law, is the man who I may be chosen to succeed Herrmann. According to the gossips. Senator Walker has the support of the New j York and Brooklyn National I*ea?;ue | clubs, the owners of which believe I that he would fill the chairmanship j acceptably. It is understood that Senator Walker has not been ap proaehed regarding this matter by his j baseball friends, but that the wires j are working. The Herald would like to add the name of John II. Kartell, secretary of ? the National Association for many j years, as the next chairman of the ; National Commission. Parrel I would ? be an Ideal man as he has been set tling baseball problems for many ' years and knows the details of the ? game from A to Z. I INDIANA PILOT CLEARS CENTER OF PRO CHARGES j 1x>uisville. I>cc. 14.?Charges that ?five men of the Centre t'olleue foot - ; ball team ate ?'ringers.'* made by a West Virginia organ and reproduced ! in a Louisville paper are consult red ridiculous l?y those tatuiliar with the ? status of the l>anville learn The charges are answered well by I 'Vow" Minton. captain of the Indiana J I'niversity eleven, one of Centre's vic ; tims. "The story is all a fake." said Minton. "McMillan. Montgomery. James. Bell and Weaver, all on the Centre team, are all from my home ! town. Port Worth. Tex. We all played together on the same high ' school eleven at Port Worth. The others went to Panville ivntal School and I came to Indian:!. Here is bow Centre ha opened to cet so many port , Worth high school b ys. Coach Myers, of Centre, was the mentor at ! Fort Worth High. and we all play<*d high scnool ball under Mm. When ! he accepted a position as coach at i Centre he induced the other boys to 1 go with him there. j "Roberts, another Centre star, is . not from Texas, but lives at Somerset ; Ky. The Port Worth pla\?rs all grew j up with me as kids in that town, j "And you can say Indiana was a j good lorer. even if Centre did beat us ? in the last minute of play. We are j not seeking an alibi for our defeat i at the hands of this great team." CRIPPLED ATHLETE ALL-ROUND STAR | James P. Bocardus. a junior at | Swarthmore College, had his left les : amputated just below the knee < twelve years ago. but that misfor j tune did not deter him from leading ? his fellow students in sp??rts. He ! played on the various class teams 1 at Swarthmore and found a berth on j the varsity soccer eleven. ! Bogardus has an artificial limb and j during his preparation for college at ) tSeorge School, he indulged in every ! sport, being for three years a plave? ! on the varsity tennis teams, a mem l her of the swimming team, a soccer j player and a member of the baseball team. He is now 24 years old and began taking up athletics seven years ago. His natural strength, aided by an indomitable will power, has made him .1 leader among his colleagues in sj?ort today. He is especially feared by the opposing man while playing on the ! soccer squad, as a kick -on the shin j from Bogardus' wooden foot is not j soon forgotten. YOUNG DE 0R0 TO MAKE HIS DEBUT I New York. I>ec. 14.?Alfred de Oro. jr.. the son of the famous professional who at the heiuht of his career held the three-cushion carom champion I ship, will open the second annual championship tournament under the auspices of the National Association of Amateur Billiard Players for the New York State three-cushion car om title. The tournament will beirin '? morrow at the Rational Recreation Academy. Brooklyn, tbe youthful IV Oro. who holds a position under the I nited Slates government in the Avia tion Department. meeting Harold L. Turk. This match will be followed by William 11. Flint), title holder of the Amateur Bi'liard Club of New York, who will meet Harry Levlne. STARS OF BLADES IN BIG SPEED TEST | New burg. N. Y.. IVc. 14 ?The fact ; that Joe Moore, of New York City. metropolitan champion: Charles Jew - ; traw. of Lake Placid, quarter, half. 1 and one-mile Eastern champion, and 1 Kdward Horton. of Saranac l?ake. winner of the quarter-vulle Pastern championship here in 1*7. have all I signified their intention of entering j the Pastern speed skating champion ship here on New Year Hay assure* I apirited competition for the title*. BUT ONE NO-HIT GAME IS PLAYED IN SEASON OF 1919 During tlie season of 1919 there were 144 garnet played in the American league in which the pitchers held their opponents .to fire or leas'hits. Of this number we And but one game in which no hits were made. That was in a game on September 10. when Caldwell who had beca if leased by both New York and Boston clubs, finally went to Cleveland where he was put to work. He twirled the only no-hit game and it was against the team he had been with for years, the Yankees. Sbawkt-r llold. Are. ? But four g?m*M in which one hit wan rnado arc recorded and Shaw key. of the Yankees, twirled in two of them, the first. May *. against the Athletics. ana exactly one month later he pitched a game against Chicago, holding the latter to a Mingle. of the game without permitting a hit. Th*? first hit was made in the second inning and the second In the twelfth. From the nevond inning nntll the twelfth Johmton pitched two hours and three minutes without a man reaching first base Twenty game in which three hits were recoided are shown, while In the four-hit department can be 'ound forty-nine gam^s. In all?w4 ing Ave hit*, sixty-four games w?rr played with this result. Six two-hit games were played with Washington being the only team to capture two of them. One in which Johnson pitched against the New York club went twelve inning*. li wan Curing this gam? that Johnson pitched nine innings (To Be Continued.) FIVE NEW INJUNCTIONS ARE MADE IN BASEBALL WORLD New York. Dec. 14.-The legal bat ting order of the Yankee* stepped up to the plate again Saturday and smashed out fi*e more court actions. The attorneys for the club announced that because Johnson had filed an appeal from the injunction order ol | Justice Wagner they had "decided in self-defense to press this case vigor ously and immediately made prepara tion for trial." With this end in view the Yankee*' counsel Saturday <fbtained from Jus tice i.ydon of the Supreme <*ourt an order directing Mr. Johnson and the Cleveland club to show cause l?efoie the court on Wednesday. I H-?-eml?er ( 17. why an order should not t?e wade directing the iwsue of an open com mission to take upon oral interroga I tories the. testimony of James C. I CARDINALS' ST6CK NOW ON MARKET St. l.?ui*. Mo.. l>w. i:.-Whl?* Branch Wesley Rickey, pres dent and i manager of the club mas in New York rejecting offers reported to be in i I the neighborhood of fTT./w* for Iloger lllornsby. his star shortstop, holders of stock in the St. I-oui* Cardinals last week were receiving by mail a < ircular letter from a dealer In stocks and bonds offering to buy. sell and uuote stork* in the St. l4>uis National Uafsue ball c'ub. Slo. kholders who called the broker by phone were of f. ted 110 a share, or 10 cents on the I dollar, par value. j Stockholders who thought this m ffht 1 he a move on the part of the ninety who floated the second deed of trust for $???.<?*. to buy up or freeze out the 'other ?*H* stockholders, appealed for information to Jame? Jones, vice president of the Cardinals. SMITH SAYS JACK MUST STEP SOME 1 San Francisco. Dec. 14.?Concurrent with the news received here today that Ueorpes Oni pen tier. Ku ropes n champion, has challenged Jack Demp- j soy. world champion. for a tight fori the world's heavy-weight title. <5un l ost Sir.ith. who has fought bofli men. j made the following statement exclu sively for I'niversa! Service: "I hope J?ck Dempsey. In agreeing, to this match ^ ith tSfor.-es ?*arpen tier. doesn't run awav with the idea :hat he has an easy mark. He hasn't. I have foucht both men. and let me say that Carpentier hit me harder with his right than 1 ever been hit bv any other fichter in the world. That goes for Dempsey. whom I have boxed twice.** ONE CENTER BATTLE ENOUGH FOR VIRGINIA <"harlMtefville. V* . Doc. H-ThP un defeated Centre folios*. of Kentucky, j will not appear on tlie football .rhed ule of the T*nirersity of Virginia next season Tennessee or South Caro lina will replace the Kentucky eleven, while Johns Hopkins wl'l replace Maryland State The Old Dominion eleven, according to the tentative schedule announced last night, will journey to Cambridge to play Harvard <?ctoher Other dates on the Virgin'a schedule will be tilled by the t'niverslty of Georgia. 1'niversity of North Carolina. Vander bilt and three State schools. Pheasants Were Scarce. Harrisburg. l?ec. 14.?The Pennsyl vania game season wi'l end Monday Inicht. except for h few minor varie ties. Owing to the large number of kills, it is not thought that many I parties will be out on the tinal day. The pheasant shooting has been dis appointing in some of the central counties. NEW ORLEANS ENTRIES. FIRST RACE-Sis turtongv *Moie Or i *|"indar. 107: Ra?'ataV HP: Ri< liard V . 112: IM|?h. II.: ?PriiTeas Ixmi. M: Itiddlr 10*. Kir ...a J.. H*: ?Vrl? Kay. 1!?: IV- Wet. IIC; I *l.adv lone. I'M; Modiste. IB; Km O Mw ; Jack Pnor. lit. \lv> Crwr \ . 11? SNTOKD N* faHaafk UMi. f* I "V.ilerie West. 10F?: Mia lln*rll K": Maiger\. IT: Ksther !?.. Iff": ?Rox,iuar>. 1AI ? I deal. Iflfi; 1 j?i> l*nnceaa. IOC; M* liraur. |0T. Safranor. MT. SJra* Hermanr. 'Ot: l.ad> Ijlwi. 107. ?lmeey. K7; Satisfied. IT Alwn c'ik!!?W* 1*ady I g'rllo*. 107; K-incralda. IT; I lancing <?irl. :M . MUI-> ?!?rl. TH1lt|> RACK. Si* furlong* ?. idling W: ; Swrrt Art*!'. I-?: Swirl. 11(1; A 'era !?-. TT0; | fortland. 113; Rone Prv W5; Thunder Bird. :<*; l.adv In Mark. 110 tVrhrtnw. HL; Rod i 1 Haririo. 111 : Itih, K?; Indiscretion. 1W, l.iola. | !10: Hear* Wea|a?n. 111. ; nil'UTH RACK sl? enrlorr* Pige-.n. W I Kit! 2d. IV: Trust*. 110; Ron Trump. 116, A* : Mini-. 110: Olio. K7: Hairytnan. l'O: ilrrrnfnld [110; Jack Mount. I!??: Kiwnii\. 113; War ?Iar -den. Pulbi* ;i?: I'oit Blurt. 110; ?io i Luck v. 110 A so eligible Port Light. HO j HFTH RACK Mile and one eighth Mer idian* lfC: Rallet Oaiu-er !iJ 3M>; Honolulu Roy. HO; Brownie llrDomrll. Ill; (Same Cock. ? :* Kailor. Ill J SIXTH RACE Mile and otic-tixteffith: ?Frank Shannon. 10?: ?Aiidrry K . MIC: Btoaa | Favorite. Ill; WUI lK?. Ill; Alexander III; *t!qnd R??t?li. . Iltidor l>a?i?. 106; 'Artec. I 111: <Ymttwtatit. HI: Rat?-hel?>r. Ill: "The <ia! lant. 10': F>*nk Matmv IX: *Bajsart. Ill; | A Inn no. Ill; ?^>rdo:i Rohertf. 113. Alai eligllde 1 -- Cadillac. HI. flirittW HolWa. J7. 8KA KNTH RACK MRr arnl one aist?vnth: I ?t'ourrrien. 91; Ret*>. *; Mim Pffley. 105; Al proa, X* Mary Belk. I0?; *l1?mada. *: #Ja?-k Re-tea. 103: ?l*n?ne?. W; RnhhMnj l-o.fdrr ??; Counter Balance. 10?. T?*k!le-. 9?; Qimvo Rl..:?de. Mil; AIMaOSI, W; U'Mk?urlli> l^iat. 1?; llaiHtr. Ill A1*? ?H(iMe -Chick I'.arkrj. 110; rhillixtint . ?<fc; ?Utile sinus. U ' *Fiv? inuudi aivreulioa claimed. Dunn. Walter Mc Nichols a?,d E 8. Barnard. all official* of the Indians. The action 1* taken in an effort to chow that Mr Johnson ia a stockhold dr In the Cleveland club. and that his connection with the club influenced him in suspending Carl Mai * when he was sold to the Yankee*. The Yan kee* maintain that the Cleveland club wa? among thoae club* which bid for the player * aervicea before the Van kis* tiouKh! him laat aeaaon Copie* of the four summonse* which were nerved upon Preaident Johnson at the Biltmore Hotel after the league meellng laat Wednesday were filed at the office of County Clerk Schneider >e?terday. Just what theae actions ? re la still a mystery. for no com plaint* were filed with tliem and th? summonses *taie nothing with retain to the cau*e* of action nor th. natura of th* relief demamJfd. PIRATES HAVE SIGNED BLAKE FOR REDLEGS IMtabfg. Pa.. Dee. ,? _ x younJ. collegiate twlrler. J F. Blake, ha* Ken secured by the Pirate, bv the waiver route from the Cincinnati Red. .21 ' ?7*ir' ?f"r Blake soma time before the Bed-, but Moraa cot the inside track and grabbed him <he excellent *taff the Bed* boast. Manager Moran decided to let the younimter go. L*Kt waron Bluke ptt?h#d for th# "cm \ irginia Uclev.n team and made a good record. I^.er he played with a t* mi-professional team of Charleston. W. Va. He I. ? old. weigh* 1*1 pounds, and 1* nearlv ? feet In height. He ,* a righthander OREGON IS STRONG WESTERN ELEVEN Portland "reCTn. IVe ll-Foothall . Critics Of the \Ve*t acres that the i Pasadena tournament official- chose the strongest Western team when It selected the I'niversltv of Oregon v> battle Harvard at Pasadena NcV J ear s day The Oregonians were de. rested once during the season bv ashinvton Slate. ; to ?. when the one big break in the game went acainst them. The superiority of the Ore eon team was indicated the overwhelming amount of yards It gained and later proved by the fact Washington stale was I-eaten by the Cniversitv of w ashington and the Oregon Agricul tural l ollege. both of which were humMr-d hv Ore(n>n. SPARROW WILL GO SOUTH FOR TRIP New Tork. Dec. 14 - Om it.* to a SI ~ln lh* J*?k*onviIle nejcot ia t ton* the ^ ankees and 2>odeer* may train further south in Florida next spring secretary Harry sparrow will go south next week to look over the sit uation. and among the place* he will visit are Tampa and St. Petersburg The Bed Sox trained at Tampa last spring and were well satisfied with conditions there, but as thev have hooked up with the Giants for mi exhibition tour through Texas ailrt other southwestern territory they will get into condition at Hot Springs. $1,500,000 ATHLETIC CLUB FOR GOTHAM I New York. Her 14 ?Plans for a new f 1. /Ki.flOCi athletic clubhouse were an nounced here tonight by the newly, organized Continental Athletic Club The Morgan property at Sixtv-secoof street and Central Park West has been acquired by the club, Cpon It will l>c built a sixteen-storv building provided with facilities for social and athletic entertainment. The plans are 1 icing drawn by Robert C I-arTerty Nearly 1 <M1 persons have responded to invitations to become member*. Howard Not to Retire. tVI Howard last week spiked the I rumor that he would retire from v>ase hnll He will continue as manager of the Oakland team and the club, br ; the way. will continue under the ??m? ownership, with J. Cal Kwing as jthe driving force. It was for sale. ' no offers were made that would touch the price put upon it. Dtnpitjr to Start Training. j I I..*. Alleles. Dec. 14.?Jack rvmp S"v will soon be working out daitv with '?n tough sparring partner" ?l.i' K< :ir? -s. bis manag.-r. a nno .tl-'e*l tonight l\earns said Bill Tate. ?h.. ? h. :???' l>. ni|>sey train for his * v. t i \\ 1 ard. is already on hi* sac here from the Kast. and that Martin , Burke, a New Orleans heavy-we.ght, will start West in a few day*. Boxinf ia Kansas City. ! Amateur boxing is to be promoted ion a bifr scale in Kansas >"ity this winter. Pr. Joseph A. RoilU. wl o has staped numerous smok. ? 5 ' .members of th*1 Kansas Cltv Afhletie j<'lub in former years. ha* snnouncedj In the dub's rvmnasium this season. \maw <ilve him a boxing #r jlu-Jlt?u p?ur*^??lrriii;hfrn? the Iwwlr nnd mind?a life time benefit ? ?><e?t fee ? under former army h?ilng ill Iff. WHIPP'S SCHOOL Scientific Boxia(, Pbytkal Culture. KM ra.A*e.K.W. Pb?ne V.