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Nationals Open a Four-Game Series With Detroit Tigers Friday
CATCHER JOHN HENRY IS IMPROVING WITH HARD WORK Held Johnson Well Yesterday and Also Hit the Ball?Nationals Off for Detroit. Spe<*l?I niKpatch to The Star. BOSTOX, July <?. ? Walter Johnson was In tine form yesterday, and Man ager McAleer's choice of this twirler to bring home the fourth game of tho series was well made. The Nationals left Boston still in the throes of the heat v?avp. They are in better shap?> really to make the Detroit team hustle than they were when they came to town. Th?-? catching department is. of course. lame, hut Ifenry is standing up under the strain in great shape. He was robbed of.a three-bagger yester day, Duffy I.ewis making a remarkable ove-hard catch of a mighty drive Into left field, with Le ivelt on third. The Alameda Kid speared the drive with one hnnd the hit going for a sacrifice, scoring a run. ilenry figured in an other run in the seventh, which came on ;l combination of errors, and he poled a single in the eighth, all of which looks pretty good for future ac complishment*. * * * * Johnson had the Red Hnx almost help less. and they were very fortunate in getting any runs at ail against the combination of heady pitching and fine support. But six scattered hits were made, two of these being poled by Speaker*, only one doing damage, the other b.'ing cut off by a fast double play. Walter s slow ball was working to perfection, and lie fanned seven of the Red Sox. but one of his four bases on tails counting. To be sure, ho hit two playt-rs. one being Engle, who scored. * * * * Milan had a good .lay with the stick, getting three hits in five times up, two of them doubles, scoring two runs. He was slightlv injured by a bounding ball sent ota by rapt. Wagner in the ninth inning and retired. C. Walker going to the garden. * * * * The visit of the Washington team to Boston this trin has been somewhat re rrnrkahie for the frequency of long hits. Walter Johnson, with two out In the fifth, g >t hold of one of Pape's benders and sent it soarirg out toward left center. Duffy Lewis dl In't move a hair and TYis Speake. ran only a few feet and stopped. Th" hall went over the fence into the middle entrance of the left field bleachers fcr a home run * * * * "Doc" Gessler. who anticipates th? re ceipt of a check for $30 for hitting the bull, was somewhat disturbed when Harry Hooper sprinte-1 to the right field fence in front of the portrait of the pride of the pasture, getting there just in time to grab one of Doc's long ones headed for that $.v? bulls-eye. Otherwise, Gessk-r was feeling pretty good. * * * * The heat has got Kid Elberfeld. and Cunningham p?aved second base again yesterday, doing very well, figuring in two doublo piays, as well as running into right field for several Texas leaguers. * * # * Aside from the substitution of C. "Walker for Mi'.an. Sir James finished with the line-up he started. This was not the ca?e with Patsy Donovan. It takes the Red Sox team's entire pitching staff to go through three games. Three twrirlers a day is the order, with four or five pir.ch hitters and a substitution in the irtfield. In yesterday's game Patsy used Pape, Moser and Collins, sending Thoney, Engle. Hall and Wagner up as pinch hit ters. Of these two delivered, one because he was hit in the back, and the other drove a Minnie, moving a man to second. Of the others, one fanned and the other hit into a doubla play. * * * * "Rermany" Schaefer, on first, has shown Boston something. While he didn't have much to do in the way of hitting the ball yesterday he moved his man i.long in the ninth inning with a neat sacrifice and seems to keep the in field peppered up. * * * * McBride's throwing from deep short during ? lis series has been remarkable. Hi- consistent, clever work has helped materially in making it possible for V\ ashington to split even. One thing that ha- been noticeable in the series Is the way in which ;he Washington team has moved the men a!oo<. They, however, have not been very strong on stolen bases. ? # * * Larry Tape stopped a hot drive by 3I?an, headed for the center field fence with hi* bare hand in the third, and in the fifth Schaefer nearly took his arm off with a similar drive. * * $ * The division of the seven runs, made by the Senators may be set forth in three sections: The runs off Pape were good, clean ones, including Walter Johnson's home run, there being two in five in nings. Walter Moser, lately of Oakland, Cal., was only touched up for one hit in that seventh innins. when the Red Sox accumulated all three of their er rors. Four runs ??ame off Moser in that ses sion. and this twirler was slated to go out of the game in Hoston's half, but a pinch hitter failed, ant! that kept liim in. Kay Collins of Vermont worked in the ninth, and the run scored off him was a clean one. ^ The- Red Sox left last night for St. Louis, taking eight pitchers, three catchers, Thoney and "Tug" Wilson, in addition to the regular outfield, and all tlie infielders having had any experi ence. This looks as if Manager Dono van intended to do tilings on the road that he would not care to try on the home grounds. * * * * Bill Carrigan and Eddie Karger were left behind. The catcher's finger is not well enough to permit him to do work, and the blow Karge-r received on his pitching hand will keep liim out of the game for a week more. * * * * Score of yesterday's victory: BOSTON. AB. R. H. PO. A. E. Hoo|*r, rf 3 10 10 0 ?laniner, 2b 4 0 0 6 4 0 Speaker, ef 3 0 2 1 0 0 I^wis. If 4 0 0 2 0 0 Verltfd, ss 4 0 0 5 4 0 Purtell, 3b 3 0 1 0 3 1 Mvers, lb 3 0 18 10 Williams, e.. 3 o 1 2 0 1 Pai*. p 1 0 0 2 2 0 p 0 0 0 O 1 1 Collins, p. o o 0 o 0 0 ?Thoney 1 0 0 0 0 0 rRnjfle 0 1 0 O 0 0 J Mali 1 0 0 0 0 0 $ Wagner 1 0 1 0 0 O Totals 31 2 6 27 18 8 WASHINGTON. AB. R. H. PO. A. E. Milan, of 8 2 3 3 0 0 Schaefer. lb 3 0 C 7 0 0 <*umiingham, 2b 4 0 ? 4 3 0 Gessler. rf 5 0 0 0 0 0 Lelivelt. If 4 110 0 0 MoBrMe. ss 3 0 O 8 4 0 Conroy. 3b 3 10 111 Henry, c 3 1 1 T 1 0 Johnson, p 3 2 1 0 0 0 Walker, rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 Totals S3 7 7 27 8 ?Hatted for Pape In the fifth. tBatted for Moser in the eighth. JBatted for Williams In the ninth. fBatted for Collins in the ninth. Boston 0 0 0 0 0 O 0 2 0?2 Washington 0 1 0 0 1 0 4 0 1?7 Tw.vbase hits-Milan (2) and Purtell. Home run? Johnson. Hits?Off Pape, 4 in five Innings; off Mnwr. 2 in three Innings; off Collins. 1 In one inning. Sacrifice hits?Johns<*i and Schaefer. Sacrifice fly?Henry. Double pliys?Cunningham to Mc Bride to Schaefer; Cunningham to S-hae fer. I>eft on bases- Boston. 8: Washington, 6. First base on balls-Off Pape. 2; off Mosor. 2; off Johnson, 4. Hit by pitcher?Single aud Purtell. Struck out?By Pape. 2; by Johnson. 6. PassM bails -Henry (2). Umpires?Messrs. Egan and Sheridan. Time of game?1 hour and 80 minutes. t ; Other American League Games. ?:? * Tigers Lead Again. DETROIT. July Ty Cobb scored or drove in five of Detroit's runs yester day, and Chicago was defeated, 8 to 1. Wiliett kept the visitors' seven hits scattered. Young and OLmstead were both hit hard. Manager Jennings and Pitcher Summers were suspended yesterday as & result of their argument with Umpire Mullen Tues day. Score: R H E Detroit 2 0 1 0 2 1 11 x-H 12 i Chicago 001 00000 0?1 7 2 Browns Lose Another. CLEVELAND, July 6.?Cleveland de feated St. Louis yesterday, 11 to 7. Harkness was knocked out of the box by St. Louis, but Krapp was effective after the third. Cleveland hit all three St. Louis pitchers hard, Jackson leading, with a triple, a double and two singles. Score: R.H.E. Cleveland 1 0 5 3 O 0 0 Ox?11 14 2 St. Louis 052000000?7 02 Athletics in Second Place. NEW YORK, July 6.?The Highlanders won the last game from the Athletics by DOING GOOD WORK BEHIND THE BAT a great ninth-Inning rally yesterday. Krause relieved Bender at the beginning of the ninth. With one out, Johnson walked and Cree tripled. Krause with drew and I>eonard went into the box. Knight tied the score with a sacrifice. Chase singled through Barry and took second when Gardner beat a hit to Barry. Blair singled solidly to right, and Chase beat Lord's good throw to the plate. Oldring put the Athletics in the lead in the eighth with a ho?ne run, while Mc Innes was on base. Score: R.H.E. New York 0 3 01 0200 3?0 lO 3 Philadelphia 0 0 0 3 1 10 2 1-8 12 0 ^ ffi? NATIONAL LEAGUE GAMES. ? 9 Phillies Split With Giants. PHILADELPHIA. July Philadelphia and New York broke even in a double header here yesterday. . I The home team won the first game, H to 4. by hitting Mathewson's delivery hard, while New Y<yk easily won the second game by knocking Rowan off the ru'>b^r in less than two innings Devlin was sent off the field in the open ing contest for disputing a decision. Scores: R H. E Philadelphia 1 0 1 O 2 0 2 0 x?6 14 3 New York 010 0 0200 1-4 11 1 R H E New York 2 3 1 0 0 0 2 0 2?lO 11 2 Philadelphia... 010000000?1 fi 4 Tenney's Pitchers Are Wild. BROOKLYN. July 6?Boston's pitchers were wild yesterday and Brooklyn ran away with the game, 5 to 2. Weaver got into trouble in the first inning, forcing in one run and letting in another by a wild pitch. Tyler was little better and was relieved by Griffin in the third. Rucker kept Brooklyn out of danger throughout. Score: R H E Boston 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1?2 H 2 Erooklyn 22000010 x-5 7 2 Pirates Beat St. Louis. ~ PITTSBURG, July B.-Pittsburg de feated St. Louis in the eighth inning, when, with two men on bases, McCarthy hit for a horn-' run. McCarthy played a fine game in the field, accepting fourteen chances, which is a record for second basemen at Forbes Field. Sallee pitched good ball and was taken out of the game after the sixth Inning, when St. Louis had a chance fo win, in order to use a more competent batter. The visitors tied the score in that in ning. Score: R.H.E. Pittsburg 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 x?0 8 2 St. Louis 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 9 0?3 1) 1 Making "Mutt" and "Jeff" Do Stunts When the Mercury Is Trying to Hit the Century Mark "BID" F1SHKR.*' The fatuous artlat at work draw Jug picture* of hta aoted character*. STANDING, SCHEDULES AND RESULTS IN BIG BASE BALL LEAGUES AMERICA* LEAGUE. Teams. W. L. Pet. Win. Logo. Detroit 48 23 .676 .681 .669 Philadelphia... 47 23 .671 .676 .662 New York.... 37 32 .536 .543 .529 Chicago 34 31 .523 .530 .515 Boston 36 34 .514 .521 .507 Cleveland.... 34 40 .459 .467 .453 Washington 26 46 .361 .370 .356 St. Louis 18 51 .261 .271 .257 NATIONAL LEAGUE. 'reams. W. L. Pet. Win. I?b*. Philadelphia.. 44 27 .620 .625 .611 Chicago 42 26 .618 .623 .609 New York.... 43 28 .606 .611 .597 Pittsburg 39 30 .565 .5 i1 .557 St. Louis 39 31 .557 .563 .549 Cincinnati.... 29 39 .426 .435 .421 Brooklyn 26 43 .377 .386 .371 Boston 16 54 .229 .239 .225 Yesterday's Results. AMERICAN LEAGUE. Detroit ? ???...?.??. ? Chicago 1 Washington ' Boston 2 New York 9 Philadelphia # Cleveland 11 St. Louli 1 NATIONAL. LEAGUE. Brooklyn ........... 5 >Philadelphia ........ 6 B wtou 2 j New lork 4 Pit'shunt ........... 1 New \ork. .It) St l oufs 3, Philadelphia 1 Schedules. TODAY. Phiia. at Cleveland. AMERICAN LEAGUE. TOMORROW. Washington at Detroit. Phlla. at Cleveland. New York at Chicago. Boston at St. Lou*s. NATIONAL leagub. TOMORROW. Chicago at New York. Pittsburg at Brooklyn. St. I/juIs at Phlla. Cincinnati at Boston. TODAY. t'hlcago at New York. Pittslmrg at Brooklyn. St. Ix?uia at I'hila. Cincinnati at Boston. MINOR LEAGUE GAMES. CAROLINA ASSOCIATION. At Spartanburg?Greenville, 3; Spartanburg, 5. At Anderson?Charlotte, 11; Anderson, 10. At Winston Salem?Winston h'alem, 5; Greens boro, 3. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION. At Minneapolis?Minneapolis, *5; St. Paul, 5. At Columbus? CoUnnbus, 7; Indianapolis. .">. At Kansas City?Kansas City, <>: Milwaukee, 5. At Louisville?Louisville, 9; Toledo, 4. EASTERN LEAGUE. At Buffalo, N. Y.?Buffalo, U; Montreal, 5. At Baltimore?Baltimore, 12; Providence, 5. At Rochester?Toronto, 5; Rochester, 2. At Newark?Jersey City. 7; Newark, 3. SOUTH ATLANTIC LEAGUE. At Savannah?Savannah. 3; Jacksonville, 1. At Charleston?Columbus. 8- Charleston, 6. At Oolniiibla--AIhany, 1; Columbia. 0. At Augusta?Macon, 0; Augusta, 2. SOUTHERN LEAGUE. At Chanttanooga-Chattanooga, 4; Memphis, 0.1 At Atlanta-Atlanta, X; Nashville, 1. At Birmingham?Montgomery, 7; Birmingham, At New .Orleans?Mobile-New Orleans game postponed (wet grounds). NEW YORK STATE LEAGUE. At Troy?'Trcy-Klmlra game postponed on ac count of beat. At Syracuse?Wilkesbarre, 0; Syracuse, 1. At L'tica?L'tica, 0; Scranton. 1. At Albany?Albany. 2; Biughuuiton, 0. TRI-STATE LEAGUE. At Harrisburg-Ilarrisliurg, 9; Trenton, ti. At Johnstown Lancaster, ti; Johnstown, 3. At Aitoona?Heading. 7; Allooua. 3. At \'ort--\ork, 3; Wilmington, 2. VIRGINIA LEAGUE. At Petersburg?Petersburg, 5: Richmond, 4. At Lynchburg?Lynchburg, S; Roan.>ke, ti. BELMONT DAY AT FORT ERIE. I Pour Horses Bred by New Yorker Win Races in Canada. ! FORT ERIE, Ontario, July 0.?August Belmont's Rock Sand colt Watervale es tablished a new Canadian record for a mile and a furlong when he won the . feature race at Fort Er.e yesterday after noon. He ran the distance in 1.5U :r-j, aiid won pulled up to a little better than a canter. Wat-, rvalo made all of his own pace, and ran his rirst mile in T.JfT. | Elma, at odds of 100 to 1, won the second race, which called for two-year olds at five furlongs. Like Watervale, she was bred at Augu3t Belmont's nursery stock farm in Kentucky. Tip sand, another Belmont youngster, won the opening dash, and Traprock, another Belmont colt, proved r?n easy winner of the mile and a sixteenth handicap. It certainly was a great day for the Bel mont horses, which swept all before them. Yaie will Install professional coaching for the base ball elub next season. Third Baseman Merrett has been clected cap tain. CONNIE MACK PLANS MANY SEASONS AHEAD He Owns Champions and Will Likely Win Again, But He Looks Into Future. WATCHES BOYS WHEN THEY ARE IN SCHOOL Has Lines on Many Youngsters Whom He Won't Use for Three or Four Years. Spoi'Ial Dispatch to The Star. PHILADELPHIA, July 6.?Though he is piloting the present world's champions and expects to be in another series next fall, Connie Mack already is planning his series of recalls and purchases for this fall. lie doesn't know of any spots that need strengthening, though his pitching staff doesn't entirely suit him. But he is going to look over some youngsters and will decide early in Au gust just which of the men that lie is now watching and that practically be long to him, though under contracts to other clubs, he desires to call in. Mack lias n line on more youngsters than any other manage], in the country, and also has them planted in more leagues developing for him and still his property, though he may not have seen them in a year or two. than any other emplojer in major league ball. Prefers Schoolboy Players. He prefers the little red schoolhouse to the bush league, yet he is not insen sible to wealth of ore found on the crossroads and minor league teams. Mr. Mack can go to the club ofttce and con sult his tiles and find out how many hits Harry Krausemeyer, third baseman of the Shineheimer, Kuppenkleister and Tappaniiangei-'s Sticky Fly Paper Com pany's team, at Laxville, Ala., made last week. Connie also ran tell what team Is lead ing in the Sunday School League of In gersoll, <Neb., and knows that Pagan, tne lrimitive Methodists' star pitcher, has a great drop and might be worth a trial in 1913 or 1014. It is a fact that Connie Mack has any number of youths planted "who are hard ly old enough to leave their liresides. Two years ago, at the age of sixteen, a Phila delphia schoolboy signed a contract to play with Mack. This tall tactician may wait two years more before ordering this juvenile south with his team. Plants for Four Years. Peters, the California first baseman, who just joined the Athletics, has been ?planted by Mack for several years. For fear he might be extradited to California on the charge of kidnaping, Mack did not dare order the infant to report until this spring. Mack haa youths planted for delivery in 1012, 1913, 1914 and 1915. He will call them as he needs them, but every year he is sure of a big squad of candidates in ease some calamity strikes his team. No manager in America looks as far ahead as the Athletics* master mind. BasebaHdom thought it wonderful when Mack took a team of nobodies in 190$) and finished second to Detroit. Fans that year tossed posies at Mack for get ting a good team together so quickly, but they didn't know that Ma k was planning for 19<J9 in 1907. HOT AFTER W0LGAST Promoter Coffroth Trying to; Arrange Match. 1 OFFER FOR LABOR DAY! "Ad's" Manager Says No Scrap Be fore November Outside of Freddie Welsh. CHICAGO, July 6.?Packy McFarland, lightweight of Chicago, has returned from Albany, N. Y., where he knocked out "Young" Ahearn. McFarland said last night that he is anxious for a fight with Ad Wolgast. the lightweight champion. James Coffroth, the San Francisco pco moter. has wired McFarland a guarantee of $8,000, with a privilege of 30 per cent of the gross receipts, for a twenty-round bout with Wolga-st on l^abor day In his Colma arena. McFarland says he is will ing to fight then, but the weight ques tion, which has kept the fighters apart, may again interfere. Beady to Fight Welsh. SAX FRANCISCO, Cal., July 6.-As to a fight between Ad YVolgast arid Packy McFarland, Manager Jones says McFar land nor any other lightweight outside of Freddie Welsh can get a match before November. "We will let McFarland come in the ring weighing 133 pounds three hours before the match," he said. "That is the best we can do. I don't know whether McFanand can make that weight, but we are willing to give him a reasonable chance." It's up to Freddie Welsh whether the proposed Wolgast-Welsh match for the lightweight championship of the world takes oiace in September. Tom Jones has deposited making good tiie champion's end of a tcn-thousand-dollar side bet, for which Wolgast already had *1,000 on deposit. This money will re main up until July lo. If the money is covered Wolgast will go into the moun tains to recuperate. If it is not coveied Wolgast says he will drop Welsh. "K. 0." Brown Wants a Fight. NEW YORK. July 0.?Local boxing fans are still discussing the Wolgast Moran tight of Tuesday. A great many of them believed that Moran, with his superior skill, could stand olT the cham pion for the twenty rounds of the con test, and the Briton's overwhelming and comparatively speedy defeat was some what of a surprise. Danny Morgan, the manager of Knock out Brown, was not at all daunted by the outcome. He still believes his charge can whip Wolgast, and is ready to have him try it. He says: "I am right after Wolgast, and, al though we cannot arrange a bout until after he meets McFarland, Labor day, we shall certainly get him in the fall or next winter. Any time wili do me. Brown can lick him now, but a little more experience will do him no harm." The work of Mclnnes through the re cent series In New York was sensational. Filling in for Harry Davis at first, the peppery little infielder played phenomenal ball &t every turn. He looks to be one of the grandest ball players of the pres ent age wherever used. For Your Enjoyment Here's an individual among drinks?a beverage that fairly 6naps with delicious goodness and refreshing wholesomeness. ha9 more to it than mere wetness and sweetness? it's vigorous, full of life. You'll enjoy it from the first sip to the last drop and afterwards. 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As rare as snowballs on the Fourth of July on the equator in the game of pugilism will be the case of Abey if he is forced to relinquish his crown through inability to defend it. Since the days of glove fighting began it is hard to find a champion who has been forced to give up his title through an injury received In the ring. There have been many cases, far too many, where a champion through de feat has been dethroned after he had passed the stage of his best fighting days. Many Instances of this might be cited here, taking into consideration every class from the heavyweights down to the little bantams, Jeff One Example. There was only one man among the big fellows who quit before his title was taken away from him. That was I James J. Jeffries and he was forced to [give up his crown through voluntary I retirement principally because there was .no one capable of making him fight for I it. But the fact must not be overlooked | that after six years of retirement this I same James J. Jeffries was hauled back into the ring to meet that inevitable de- I feat which has been traditional since the : start of the game, from the hands of the negro, Jack Johnson. Another Instance is that of Joe Gans, , the grcflt colored fighter, now numbered | among the dead. For years Joe was lightweight champion. He continued to fight until age and tuberculosis, caused through excessive training, made him a different man. It made him an easy victim for Battling Nelson, and with that defeat went the title lie had held so long. And as indicating the change in the Baltimore man, it was not long after that death claimed him. In Class Alone. Those are cases where fighters have met the inevitable, but in the case of Abe Attell it is far different. Up un til the time his shoulder was injured in a fight less than a year ago with Tom my Kilbane at Cleveland there were few able to make Abey step his limit to win. He fought all the feather weights that could be sent against him. And he beat them all and gather ed in the sheckela all the while. But since being put out of commission, At tel has not been able to stand training, despite the fact that he has been under the watchful eye of physicians. Only a coyple of weeks ago Abey was to have fought in an eastern ring. The match had been made and all wa.s I ready for the setting, but the fighit didn't take place. A couple of days before fight time it was called off by Attell, who announced that he was un able to tight. Of course, if Attell cannot fight again, the title must revert to the next best boy, but it does seem un fortunate that the little Jew should be forced to give up his title when there apparently wad no one capable of taking it away from him in actual combat. , It would be hard to find a more won- J derful little fighting machine than Attell. Ruling the roost for years, he has been giving away pounds in order to keep active. He has everything there is in the pugilistic repertoire at his finger tips. Many declare there never was a more clever defensive and offensive fighter, and this, combined with his great head work, which made him a wonderful ring general, completed the machine which has proved invulnerable to attack. As a two-handed tighter, none ever was bet ter, and if there is anything lacking In Attell It is a stiff punch. He had a punch that could score knockouts, but he did not display it often. Wolgast Recovered. There have been other cases and there are at the present time where injured hands or arms have put a fighter out of commission for a time, and in other instances for all time: but these men were not champions. However, it is in teresting to cite the case of one cham pion, a present one. This is Ad Wolgast of Cadillac, Mich., holder of the light we'ght championship. When Jack Red mond iought the little Michigan "bear cat" more thar a year ago Wolgast broke his right hand. He managed to stay the limit, ten rounds, with Redmond, and thereby saved his title. Then it was up to the champion to take a lone rest, so that the injured maulie might mend. For months Ad did not do a lick of work, and finally he was informed by his physician that he might try it out. He did, and the hand was injured, much less seriously this time. Then came another rest before the tltleholder was able to re-enter the ring. BY J. ED GRILLO. Admirers of the Athletics cannot help but view with alarm the rather poor work of Connie Mack'p pitchers in the series just closed at New York- True, the champions won four of the live games played, but in every one of them their pitchers were pounded unmercifully hard, and had the Highlanders been blessed with anything like good pitching Mack's players would not have won a game in Gotham In the five games the New York team scored 21* runs, averaging nearly t?ix tallies to a game. Surely that is not the kind of pitching which will win pennants. On the western trip the champions will encounter some pitching which will hold them in check considerably more than they were held by the New York twirlers, and unless their own pitching staff takes a brace upsets are very apt to come in bunches. The series between the Athletics and Clevelands, which opens today, is not apt to rause the champions much worry, though there is no doubt that the Naps are going better now than they have at any time this season But it is not to be expected that the Cleveland aggregation will make r.ny decided inroads on the | champions' percentage. Neither are the Browns to be feared when the champions get to St. Louis, but it is not going to be easy picking in either Chicago or Detroit ; The White Sox always have a couple of pitchers ready to bother any team, while Detroit naturally will be primed for the invasion of the champions, for if the Ti gers can take a fall out of them it will greatly strengthen their chances for the pennant. It may not be a compliment to say so, but it is nevertheless a fact that Herman Schaefer has proved himself the best first baseman Washington has had since being in the American League, not even barring Jake Stahi, who was not the player here that he developed Into while with Boston. Not only has Schaefer played the posi tion well, but he has been of the great est help to the team on the inside. His hitting has been the best of any member of the team, while he has been on the bases even more than Milan. Had Hughey Jennings suspected that Schaefer could be made nto a first base man he undoubtedly would have held on to liim, for Schaefer hat, played better ball in that position than any man Jen nings has had except Galnor, who showed a lot of class this spring. Joe Cantillon's Minneapolis team has felt the loss of Tom Huphes and Dave Altizer most severely, for the team which won the flag in the association last year is finding it a difficult matter to keep a berth in the first division this year. These two players did much to win the pennant for the Millers last year, of that there is no doubt, yet neither has made any materia! chanse in the teams they went to. Hughes has earned his salt with the Nationals, and Altizer has played fairly good ball for Cincinnati, but not near so well as last year. Al tizer belongs to that type of players who shine in their class, but who are out of their class when they come into the majors. Robert Lee Hedges, owner of the St. Louis Browns, is up against a tough proposition this year. So long as the Cardinals were down in the race with the Browns there was not a great difference In the patronage that both clubs got, but, of course, now that, the National League team gives evidence of being1 a contend er in the race, the crowds are going to see it and give the Browns a wide berth. Nor is it going to be an easy mat ter to better the Hedges team. It does not [ even possess a nucleus for a winner, and , barring, perhaps* shortfield, where Wal lace Is still a competent hand, there is no position on the team filled by material which is up to the major league caliber. Barring one or two pitchers. Hedges vir tually needs an entirely new ball team* and it requires years to build up a winner from raw material, even when things are breaking well. The chances are that it will not be a difficult matter to buy the St. Louis club during- the winter, for no doubt the present season will find Hedges loinsg a whole lot of money?an experi ence which he is certain not to relish. Though Connie Mack's team is crippled. Harry Davis has not been called <^n to gret back In 'be game, so that Mclnnes could be used In one of the other inttold positions. This undoubtedly nsear.s that Davis' days arc over so far as plavinij In the biK show If concerned, and it Is a safe prediction that her< ulean efforts will be made to land him in a managerial berth for next season. There are two chances for Davis, one In St. Louis and the other in Cleveland. Having j>layed under one of the wisest men in base ball, Davis should have absorbed a lot of vtill able <n format ion on how to run a ball team He undoubtedly Is entitled to * chance to manage, and no doubt "he will set It. Every pitcher has some certain team that he cannot work effectively against and the Phillies seem to be the stumbling block of Christy Maihewson. Th* pres ent leaders in the old league race have taken two f?I!s out of the New York star during the past few days, and beat him on another occasion earlier in the season. In fact, their p?resent position must be attributed to their remarkable success against Mathewson, conceded to be the greatest pitcher in the game today. Yesterday was one of the few occasions that Walter Johnson scored a victory over Boston He always pitched good ball against the Hub team, but has been un fortunate in being beaten by it. So It is with batters. There Is always sume pitch er whom they cannot hit. though, on the whole, the twlrler may be of very ordi nary caliber. MISS HOTCHKISS HAS EAST TENNIS WM National Champion Defeats Miss Browning in Middle States Tournament. NEW YORK, July 6.?Woman tennis players made their appearance In the Middle States championship on the turf courts of the Orange Lawn Tennis Club at Mountain Station, N. J., yesterday, and Miss Hazel Hotchkiss, the nation*! champion, by her vigorous work, put many of the men In the background. Her shots came off with amazing power. Few of the men hit the ball so hard. As a result Miss Hotchkiss defeated Miss Adelaide Browning, the Hudson river champion, by the score of 6-3, 7?Ci. Miss Browning worked through the two sets, playing hard shots and strokes like u veteran. Miss Hotchkiss cleverly used a chop stroke which caused tbe ball to break somewhat badly on lta high bounds. The eastern girl did not get her racquet to the ball with any cei^ tainty in the first set. She steadied la the second set, but couldn't win. Miss Edith M. Rotch defeated lOaa Margaret Ogden, 0?1. 0?2; the rallieg being fast and well played throughout the two sets. Yale's champion, Reuben ?. BbldMk jr., arrived In the semi-flnaJ round bf defeating Augustus Wadsworth by the score of 6?1', 0?1. The short crossing shots of Holden baffled his adversary so that he was never dangerous. Hottaa coupled with Edwin P. learned for the final. In the lower section Dean llatiMF of Princeton disposed of L. D. Wood bury In straight sets at 6?1, 6?4. Mathey coupled with Walter Merrill Hall. Otto H. Hlnck and Harry Tormnoe gained the rtnal in the doubles. Tho pair volleyed and slashed to a victory at 0?4, 0? 2 over F. H. Gates and Rus sell C. Gates. The latter tried to play straight tennis against Hlnck and Tor rance, but It was unavailing. They could not hold to steadiness before the swift volleys. When Harry Davis resumes play for the Athletics Mclnnes will go to second base. That will strengthen the team pending Collins' return, for Derrick is the weakest member of the infield com bination. FAMOUS KING BATTLES DECIDED IN HOODOO THIRTEENTH ROUND 1881.?Bob Fltulmmoai over Jack Dcwpacj't New Orl?w?. 1805.?Kid McCoy over Abe L'II man. 1KOO.?Kid McCoy over Hilly Stiff. lOOO.?Young Peter Jackson over Phllndelphin Jack O'Brien, San Fran, eiaco. 1002^?Jack Johnson over Kloadyke. Feb. 23,1004 Jimmy Walsh over Tommy Quisley, Boston. July 23,1804.?Philadelphia Jack O'Brlea over Boh PltsslmnBous, Baa ? Francisco. Sept. 28,1805.?Dick Hyland over Eddie Haalon. Sun Francisco. Jnne 26,1008. Jimmy Gardaer over Kyle Whitney, San Francises. July 20,1008^?Montana Kid over Frank Plcnto, Snn Pedro. Aog. 24, 1008.?Tommy Burns over Bill Squires, Australia. Jan. 31,1008.??Abe Attell over Frank Neil, San Franeiaeo. Mar. 5,1000.?Freddie Welsh over Kay Broaaon, New Orleans.