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Splendid - Weather C
Breaking Cr<
i PHILADELPHIA, October 1<?.?Base
ball enthusiasts who retired last night
dubious of the weather for today were
beside themselves with Joy when they
fook a peep at the sky this morning and
found that everything was just right for
th? second game between the New York
Giants and the Philadelphia Athletics for
the championship of the world, which will
be played at Shine Park this afternoon
The day broke a little hazy, but when old
Sol came over the horizon the mist was
quickly dispelled and the day was ail
that cou.d be desired for the great national
game. The weather man came on
duty early and his observation resulted
In the declaration that the weather would
remain tair and that the temperature
would be slightly warmer.
Shibe Park is expected to hold its greatest
crowd when the two teams appear on
llie field this afternoon Arrangements
have been made to handle a greater
number of people than at the last world's
series. The bieaeher line began to form
at 8 o'clock Sunday night. The early!
comers brought camp stoois and boxes
and each earned with him enough eat-|
abies to see him through the game.today.
At midnight more than a thousand
were in line and when the gates to the
ball grounds were opened at a.m. the
crowd about the place numbered nearly
The lines stretched four squares away, j
and in the throng of early comers was a I
aumbry of women. Tlic admission to the
bleachers and to the field is Si. and these |
places were the first to l?e filled. At the
grandstand office gates there was another
line of "fans" who were waiting to buy
fl.50 tickets, which would permit them to
stand in the aisles and on the promenades.
These seats were not placed on
sale until later in the morning.
The New York team arrived here i^fore
noon and went directly to tin uptown
hotel. It was accompanied by a large
contingent of roote rs. The Philadelphia j
team reported at Shihc Park before l'? j
o'cloek. All donned their base ball uni- j
forms and had a light workout. Baker's t
arm. which was slightly lacerated by the j
spike when Snodgrass dashed into him ,
on an attempted steal Saturday, is slightly
swollen, but it will not interfere with
his going into the game.
The champions of the National league
having gotten the "Jump" on the premier
team of the American League in
the opening game in New Y'ork Saturday,
Manager McGraw Points Out
the Turning Point of Saturday's
NEIU" YORK. October 16.?Before leaving
for Philadelphia today Manager McGraw
of the Giants told of the play which I
he regarded as the eliirax of the first |
game of the world's series. He said:
' "The turning point of the game was
overlooked by nine-tenths of the fans. It J
came in the fourth Inning. Snodgrass
was on first base, with nobody ojt, and
Murray at bat. Bender quickly got Murray
in a hole by pitching over two
"I was greatly in fear of a double play, j
so, standing ar first base, 1 -ignaled for j
the hit and run. As soon as Bender drew
fcia arm i?ack Snodgrass l>olte?l for second.
Murray swung hard at the ball and it i
went fast to f'ollins. but too late to j
get Snodgra.-s at second, although Mur- ]
rev was retired at first.
"Now. had ibiodgrass not got the good j
start to second there would have hern
& certain double play, or at least Snotl- j
grass would have been retired. Then
there would nave been no opportunity
for Snodgrass to score on Collins" fumble.
1 consider that this play won the game
for the Giants."
Monte Cross, former shortstop. >ays the
Athletic? have the greatest t^m he ever
saw and that they ought to take font
straight from the Gothamites.
Missoula, in the- Union Association, has
finally closed a deal l?y whirl Cliff Blankenship
is secured from Pa it Lake to mansee
the Missoula team next year.
tf"1 CHIEF
Perfect V
ruarantees a RecordDwd
for Shibe
the Philadelphia men will take desperate
chances to even up the series. The players
came out of Saturday's fray In excellent
condition. The defeat did not In
the least shake their confidence in their
; ability to finally land base ball's greatest
; honor. They admit a one-game lead in
a shor* -series is a great advantage, ijut
wope mai louav .? result win give mem
an even chance in the remainder of the
The terrific strain under which hall
teams labor on the opening day of an im-1
portant series is now over. Both teams
played a cautious game Saturday, apparently
feeling each other out.
The players will go into today's contest
with increased confidence and more
chances will be taken on the bases and
in the way of working inside trick plays
?.ach team has played its trump card in
trotting out Its best pitcher atid the second
choice men will today_be the leading
figures in the game.
Neither Manager MoGraw nor ManagerI
Mack will publicly announce their hat- I
lerie.s for today's game until tliey are'
handed to the umpire just before the J
game starts, but the base ball sharps
who picked the batteries last Saturday.
look for Marquard of the Oiants to op- j
poso Coombs of the Athletics. If the lat- j
ter players fail to defeat New York's j
great left-hander they will be tremendous- |
ly disappointed, for in their plan of campaign
they counted on the wonderful
Mathewson probably defeating tliem in j
his first game, but have not figured Marquard
would also turn the trick. Coombs, I
j the "Iron man," who was the pitching!
I sensation of the world's series with Chi-'
eairo last year, when he won all three j
games In w hich he pitched, is expected by j
the home fans to lead them to victory.
Meyers will, of course, catch for NewYork.
while there Is a slight uncertainty
in the catching department of
the Philadelphias. Lapp, a hard hitter,
is Coombs' regular partner, but It is
probable that Connie Mack will again
select Thomas for his generalship and
accurate throwing. The New York i
team has all the confidence in the j
world in Marquard. He is at the top
of his game, and the New Yorkers'
point to his pitching record for the .
n asnn which is better than that of !
Mathewson. The one uncertain point
in Marquard is whether he can stand
the strain of a world's series game
He has never been through the fire of
such an important event, but as he
went through a grueling campaign
for the National League pennant with
flying colors, he is expected to stand
the test.
it? bender
Has Splendid Record, But
Shows He Cannot "Come
Almost as interesting as Matty's
showing against American League
clubs in post-season warfare has been
Charles Albert Bender's record against
National League clubs.
Bender has proved each time to be '
a marvel in his opening game. Back
in 1905 the Indian shut out the Giants
and allowed but four hits in his debut
battle. In 1&10 he gave the Cubs but
three hits and permitted but one run.
Bender has worked through four
post-season games against National
League clubs, but unlike Matty, all
four were pitched in world's scries
fl vl. ti ncr In thnua f Aiir nrnmnu u-n
V>1|^. ill f V 1VUI ^?J?IVO, 1 ?? V
each against the Giants and Cubs, the
Indian has given vent to seven runs
and twenty-one hits, an average of
something less than two runs to the
game and about five hits to the battle.
There is no discounting the worth of
this record. It shows Bender to be one
of the steadiest and most effective performers
of the game.
In his two battles against McGraw'a |
people through the 1905 melee the
Giants only scored twice in eighteen
innings and ran up but nine base hits
in the two contests.
One freak turn of Benoer's record
shows that the stalwart redskin has
always won his opening fight and suffered
defeat in his second start, pitching
much less effectively after his firBt
great effort.
This may be accounted for by the
fact that Bender has never been able
to recover quickly after a hard game
or come back at an early date with
anything like his best form.
Following Is a lint of plami of
both the Athletics and Giants de- ,
| clarcd eligible to play In the
games of tbe world's series.
Both dobs have declared twentyone
Baker. Devore.
Barry. Becker.
1 Bender. Murray.
Collins. Snodgrnsa.
Coombs. Merkle.
Davis. Doyle.
Danforth. Fletcher.
Derrick. Devlin.
Hartsel. Mathewson.
Krausc. WUtse.
Is* pp. V mm.
liivinKKtim. i randall.
I.ortl. Marqnard.
Martin. lathflm.
M or gran. MKiran.
j Molnnl.%. Myera.
, Murphy. WIImuh.
Oldrinp. llrr/oKPlank.
strnnk. Hartley.
ThonaN. Paillette.
Shaughnessy Will Again Manaae
Roanoke Team.
Thought That Best Manager Will Be
Lost to Fort Wayne
Special Di*(>ai>-b t" The Star.
LYNCHBURG. Ya? October 16.?Unless
Frank J. Shaughnessy, for three year?
manager of the Roanoke team, is draftee
by Fort Wayne fOentrall club, be will
remain in bis present position, for th?
popular Tiger bead has declared in the
Magic city that he will leave Roanokf
under no circumstances over which he
has control.
Shaughnessy has given the Roanoke
people the only ball team they have evet
had. standing second in 1000, first In 191C
and third in 1011, always having a team
that has been fighting hard for first, sec
ond or third honors. The make-up ol
his club has generally been largely ol
college and university men. some o;
whom are now playing good ball in th<
A class circuits.
That Shaugiinessy would make Fort
Wayne a capital manager is shown by
his record here this past season, when
he was able to set the pace for his team
in practically every department of the
game. This- year he hit at .327, standing
ahead of his entire team. He was the
leading base stealer of the circuit and
one of the leading outfielders. The official
averages, however, show him up
bad in the outfield, for half a dozen errors,
made while substituting behind the
bat, are cha.ged against him as an outfielder.
PSIiQ lichnncct' {c CI manuOiir X* -III
> ??. ? i t? U. l ? ? IIV w* <11
bite the player who does not give him
his best services, but as easy as one can
be with the player who Is giving the
team his best efforts.
Should Fort Wayne put in a draft for
Shaughnessy it would be a hard blow tc
the Koanoke association, which would
have to look a long time to flnd a man
to hll his shoes.
Harvey Brooks has been drafted by
the Oakland (Pacific coast) club, and
this crack pitcher will get a chance nexi
spring to show Harry Wolverton some
of the best pitching talent that has ever
gun? from the Virginia League. Last
season Brooks, though out of condition
for nearly a month on account of sickness,
won twenty and lost sixteen games
for the locals, the team behind him
winding up in last place. His pitching
record was .356 and his team's .450.
Brooks is wintering at his home near
West Point, this state, and ought to be
in good condition next spring. Ho hold?
a record of having pitched two no-hil
games in the Pastern Carolina League
in 1010, when playing at AVilnilngtoi:
under a Lynchburg farm.
Pitcher Itussell. who has been signed
r>j the Balunore team for a trial nexi
spring. had a trial last spring witli th<
Danville team in this league, hut wai
let go for the lark of experience. Manager
Laughtiu. however, predicted thai
Russell would he it comer with a little
more age.
Victor .\ocorsini will be an applicant
for a position on the staff of the Virginia
League umpires next season. Aceorsini
caught several years with Litt.W
Rock in the Southern League and player
several subsequent seasons in the Nut
meg State la-ague before retiring fron
the game. Vic knows (he game ant
believes lie can make it as an indieatoi
man..even in the Virginia League. H<
is wintering at his home here.
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Figures Show How
Saturday's Receipts
Established Record
Saturday'* game, rec'tn.. ?77,350.0? j
Player*' share 41,775^6 I
* ,
Oct. 17 (first game) ?37,424.5? I
Oct. 18 (secoad name).. 35,137.00
Oct. 20 (third game).... 38.751.50
Oct. 22 (fourth game) .. 27,550.50
Oct. 23 (fifth game) 37.118.50
Players' pool 70,071.03
Oct. 8 (first game) I40271.M
Oct. 9 ( eoond Kamf)... 41,884.50
Oct. 11 (third frame! 20.676.00
Oct. 12 (fourth frame!. .. 21,103.00
Oct. 13 (fifth frame I 32.173.00
Oct. 14 (sixth Kiniri 12,517.50
Oct. 16 (seventh frame! . . 19,677.00
Players* pool 66,924.90
Oct. lO (first frame! *16.473.00
Oct. 11 (second frame!... 26,927.00
Oct. 12 (third frame! 22,767.50 I
Oct. 13 (fourth name I... 19.231.00
Oct. 14 (fifth grame! 9,577.50
Players* pool 46.113.19
: scalpers_paH
. Queensberry Indignant Over
Base Ball Speculation.
: How the Gotham Situation Would
Be Handled in France
and England.
By the Marquis of Queensberry.
: i (Copyright, lflll. by the Marquis of Queensbcrry.)
1 , Nt;\V YORK, October 15.?Friday was
1 tny forty-third birthday, and it was quite
1 like being at home to be in such an en1
thusiastic set of sportsmen as thronged
* the corridors of the Waldorf. I might as
Well haVC been at
wlch, for saw
1 the same types of
^ WW an<^ once or twice
- out of my chair to
: back as I remembered I was not in Xewi
market, but in New York.
I am quite sure that it is an established
fact that the Americans are the best natured
people in the world. They have just been
treated in a most abominable way by
the people responsible for the sale of the
tickets for the world's series. The tickets
, ] have got into the hands of unscrupulous
i scalpers, who are not sportsmen, and
! who arc the people that do everything to
degrade sport and disgust all fair-minded
( people.
I It's about time that the whole question
t was gone into. Time and time again the
American public has been robbed, defrauded
and fooled by these self-same
people. Some gang of thieves must ex1
1st, and there cannot be many of them.
L for it would be impossible to find a large
number of such infamous scounorels who
are willing to debauch even their own
national game in order to fill their own
1 pockets.
I have a sort of idea that they are not
1 Americans at all. At any rate, they are
[ not the kind of Americans that I have
' been meeting during the last two months.
for. bar the Hrltlsh Isles, I have never
. met such a sport loving community.
As I said before tho Americans are
so good natured that in spite of it all i
: they are going out to see the world's
series with light hearts and smiling faces,
, - and even those who are left behind are
i philosophical enough, up to the present,
i at any rate, not to kick up an unholy
I j row. Shall T tell you what would hap[
i pen in France under the same circum- j
. i stances? Very little would be said,
i j Everything in France is done by tele-!
puthy, but you would see mysterious I
t groups at corners and much gestuilating
: | of arms; also you would notice sly winks i
tin- the gendarmes, and you would see
i unite a lot of cavalry apparently out!
t for an aimless airing. The sports would
commence and the: Frenchman applaud
* and also indulge in much ribald laughter,
* they would fee their game or sport, and
I get their money's worth llrst, and then
- the fun would commence. ]
' The soldiers and cavalry would sud1
denly appear as if from nowhere, but j
* they would merely sit around and gos- j
b sip among themselves and the horses
would champ their bits and you would
, think there was going to be an intei1
esting police military parade. Then the j
Frenchmen would get busy. Some wild
man with a belltopper and a bow tie
about six yards big would mutter some
stiange oaths and shout "A has les controlleur
de sport, noil 'un sliien, nous
sonimes voices, etc., etc., etc." and with
snatches of the ma.-seillaise intermingled
with the latest Montmartre songs they
would advance with one accord In perfect
cohesion on the ticket otflces.
The police and soldiers would all be
looking up in the sky to see if there were
any aero lanes about, and to make sure
Kot nnno r\f ihftm the SD &d
VllOfk *?V? C k??v ? ? - - ,
limit. Then, as If by magic, the ticket
offices wou d fall to the ground. All the
seats would he torn up, somebody wou.d
produce a box of very smelly, very bad
and very expensive French matches, and
before Ion;; columns of smoke would
arise to the sky and that would be the
end of the sports arena
At this moment ti e police and cavalry
would suddenly discover that the wind
was much too high for aeroplanes to fly,
and that somebody having dropped a cigarette
on the gra s it set Are to the October
verdure, and ;hat there v\as some
danger of the oitfsklrts of their beloved
Paris being threatened by tire. The
Frenchmen would become more and more
hilarious, but they wouldn't waste any
time. They would be looking forward to
their aperitif hour at their favorite restaurant.
Suzanne and Georgette would
be on the lookout for them, expecting
their return from les sports, and hoping,
perhaps, that they had hacked an outsider
at 1GO to 1, and have visions of wonderful
hats and petites cadeaux. So Alphonse,
Henri. Georges, Sebastian and all
his pals would link arms. and. turning
their backs to the tire, proceed joyfully
to their trains, motors, six-horse buses
*??? mt- ur?/1 li'Anrl U'Q V linmP
di:u ii auio ciii'i ?? v v* v* * ..v...-,
feeling that they hail done their duty and
that they would enjoy their dinner all
the better for havlg expressed their opinions
in a truly French manner.
The police and cavalry would attack the
lire and a couple of I'm is fire engines,
hidden all the time behind the grandstand.
would appear on the scene and ;ho
fire soon would be put out. F>ut Messiers
lea Controlleurs des Sports would
have to dive their hands into their pockets
and draw heavily on their hank account
to build up a new stadium.
In Great Britain they would do it a
little differently. The feHows with the
tickets would all get in. but they would
come with one concerted rush and every
man with a ticket would bring a couple
of pals and the gatcman, policeman and
around keepers would be gently but firmly
laid on their hacks, not hurt, just
given the quiet tip to lie still. Tliev
would get on tlie ground, fill the seats
and the pals would absolutely cover the
playing ground, and there would be no
game that day?only some choice old
English. Scotch and Irish music.
The first song would be "Rule Britan
for AIM
At Gathering of IV
Quietly Pushed I
Murray Co
Special Dispatch to The Star.
PHILADELPHIA. October 10. ? The
gathering of base ball men because of the
playing of the world's series has made
it possible for the officials of the Washington
club to do some missionary work
toward securing a successor to Jim McAleer.
While the situation has in no way been
cleared, and absolutely nothing definite
has been done in the matter of selecting
a manager for the Nationals, it can be
said with authority that before any one
else is considered the movement to secure
Hugh Jennings as a stockholder and
manager will have to fall through.
While it has been conceded that the
I chances to secure Jennings have always
been remote, the officials of the club have
not given up all hope, and not until
they have convinced themselves that
Jennings is out of the question will they
cast their lines in other directions.
It is not divulging a secret to say that
there have been several conferences with
reference to the advisability of having
Jennings leave the Detroit team and become
part owner and manager of the
It is true, too, that such a move is
favored by more than one club owner in
the league, because it seems to be generally
recognized that to have Jennings
at the head of the Washington team
would mean much to the league, as it |
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Washington and make the team a drawing
card on the road. Of course, much
will have to be done before the club will
have the privilege of opening negotiations
with Jennings, but suffice it to say that
there is still a good chance of his becoming
the successor of Jim McAleer.
Should the efforts to secure Jennings
fail, there is a list of no less than ten
names from which a selection can be
made, and from present indications it
would seem that Billy Murray, for several
years the manager of the Philadelphia
National League team, and at present the
scout of the Pittsburgh club, would receive
first consideration. It is, however,
not known that Murray would accept the
position. He has not been made any
proposition any more than has any one
else, because of the hope that something
may he done to bring Jennings to Washington.
There is as much difference between the
system of conducting a ball team emnlnt-orl
.Ksr Pnnnlo \T q ,.b urtrl Trthn \f p.
VM "W,T wumuc *uaoA u ii'i uuitit ?r?vr
Graw as there is between day and night.
Mack is apparently only a silent witness j
from the bench of what Is going on on
the ball Held. He makes few, if any, suggestions
during a ball game, but does a
lot of observing, and whatever he has to
correct or improve upon he leaves for
some other time and p ace.
With McGraw it Is different. Whenever
there is a tight situation in a game McGraw
leaves his position in the coaeher's
box at third base, hails the batsman who
is preparing to face the pitcher, and Instructs
him as to what will be expected
of him. Under McGraw the ball players
follow his instructions. There are but
few of them who are allowed to think lor
themselves. In the world's series games
McGraw has caused several delays in
order to consult with his players. This
may or may not be for effect, for the little
manager of the Giants is always given
credit for pulling a lot of strategic stuff.
The absurdity of predicting that the
Athletics would drive the delivery of
Mathewson to all corners of the field
was proven Saturday, when the Giants'
star twjrler scored a victory over eenaer.
Those who labored under the impression
that Matty would be an easy mark for
the American League champions were
expressing a wish, not a prediction.
There never was any reason for coni
sidering Mathewson anything but a
great pitcher. It is true that lie had the
best of the breaks in his struggle with
Bender, but for all that he gave a masterly
exhibition. There could not possibly
be so great a difference in the hitting
ability of the Athletics compared to
| the teams of the National league that
i Mathewson would look like a star against
j the latter and prove a dub against thei
former. There docs not exist that sort
1 of a difference in any class of base ball. I
Mathewson 1ms won one game and hej
may win another. There are many pitch-1
ers who have just as much speed, just as'
good a curve and all the other deliveries j
nla." Probably the second might be!
"Keep otr me t*ras*. men me owm
would bring in "The Scots Wa Ilae Were
Wallace Bled,"' and the Irish would try
to drown it with the "Wearing o' the
Green." while the Welsh would chime In
with "God Bless the Prince of Wales."
They would continue this during the
whole of the advertised time for the
game to hist.
Meanwhile the players would be behind
barred doors. Nobody would hurt them,
but if one of them showed his head he
would be greeted with cries of derision.
The ^Scotchmen and the Irishmen would
produce their own particular bran^. of
whisky and do their best to tank up
the poor Englishmen, and the fun would
be fast and furious.
The bobbies, those splendid men in
blue, who I now how to handle a crowd
as well as do your American police, would
be smiling and waiting for the overflow
of ia>r play spirit to work off. and wouid
be admiring the size of their boots and
looking at their watches to see when the
exa^t hour of the rough but serious
joke would be at an end. They would
re use the whisky that the Scotch and"
Irish offered them, because, like the
American police, they never forget their
duty: but I dare say some of them would
have an extra glass of beer when they
I got home.
As 5 .o'clock struck the whisky bottles
would he put away, and. with snatches of
the latest music hall songs, the crowd
would in an orderly way wend its way
home after giving three cheers for the
police and three groans for the owners
of the ground. One year later, when the
same match or sports were held, you
cold hardlv see a policeman about any
where, only a few chastened promoters J
with obsequious smiles and a corps of
ushers bowing all the people to their
seats, to see a game said by all to have
been the tlnest they had ever seen.
I s ncerely hope that these few words
will not encourage the American peonle
to adopt e ther the French or Bngllsh
Far better take it their own philosophical
way, and let the game proceed, but
I am quite sure there is an American
sportsman feeling in the air that has
got to clean up all th's swindling of
sport, and I believe next year we shall
see the horses running again with your
beautiful race tracks crowded with lovers
of the sport of kings, boxing in the hands
| of American gentlemen and freedom In
its strictest sense ins sted upon. If the
I cranks and funereal mutes who are endeavoring
to kill sport arc only ousted
and some of .vour rcallx fine American
sportsmen put into power America will
once again rank with her British cousin
as v- loader in pure, fair-minded sport|
^41, #
Meldon Wolfgang, the Lowell pitcher
purchased by the St. Louis Browns, has
been pitching in exhibition games at his
home in Albany. X. Y. He wu not required
by the Browns to report this fall.
Lgnates Jennings Is
or Job and Billy
mes Next.
calculated to deceive a batsman, but nc
many who give their work the sam
amount of thought that does Mathewsor
which, perhaps, mor than anything els
explains his remarkable success.
The chances are that when the presen
series has been concluded the figures wil
show, in a way at least, that the Giant
and Athletics are well balanced teams
at least outside of the pitching depari
ments. Any time the pitching is anywher
near even luck is going to decide the out
come of their games. Both are good ba
teams and yet their differ. The Athletic
are no doubt the better hitting team, bti
what the Giants lack in hitting strengt
they make up in speed.
So far as inside ball Is concerned ther
is little to choose between them. Bot
Mack and McGraw are past masters a
the game. Both have the ability to con
vey their knowledge and experience t
their charges, and while their system
may differ it will be no easy matter t
decide which is the greater field genera
But, of course, it does not follow tha
because the teams appear evenly matche
the series will go the limit. L.uc
cuts a lot of figure in seven games c
ball. The series is hardly long enough t
prove anything, so far as relatlv
strength is concerned.
Marquard is slated to pitch the secon
game of the series against the Athletic
today. To any one who has not had th
nnnnrtimlfr to crrt a fine on this DitehC
from observation it will be no easy mai
ter to predict what sort of an exhibitio
he will give. Opinions seem to differ a
to Marquard. Some say that he is a be>
ter pitcher today than Waddell was i
his prime, while there are those wh
insist that he is a flash in the pan an
will meet his downfall when Mack's teai
goes against him.
But what held good for Mathewso
holds good for Marquard. He was a su<
cess in the National League during th
past season, as every one knows, and o
that fact he figures to be a most trouble
some proposition if he is in form when h
pitches against the Athletics. There i
not a great difference In the hitting abi!
it.v of the twc> leagues. It can be state
with impunity that the pitcher wh
makes good in one league can make goo
in the other. For this reason it seem
absurd to predict the slaughter of Mai
quard this early. He must have some
thing or he would not have been a sue
cess in the National League, for the gam
is played there as It is in the Amerlcar
lid die Collins will have to redeem him
self for that error in the first game i
he expects to retain his popularity. Hi
great work against the Cubs a year ag
will be entirely forgotten unless lie come
across with some sensational work i
the remaining games, and all because h
was unfortunate enough to make a costl
error In the first game. It Is astound
Ing how public opinion changes when
ball player Is involved Collins* errc
brought forth the statement from som
siitiri?A? that he had alwavs been ovei
rated, and yet tho player never live
who did not make error?, but it wa
Collins' misfortune to have one happe
when it counted for much.
The loss of that first game was a grea
disappointment to Connie Mack. He di
not say as much or even hint how li
felt, but it was apparent In his mannei
Mack hoped to get a running start o
the Giants as he did on the Cubs la;
year, but he was disappointed, and h
feels, no doubt, that it remains to b
seen whether bis team can come fror
the rear and overcome a handicap. Wit
the world's title depending on four vlt
tories out of seven games, that first gam
is a decidedly important proposition. Th
moral effect of victory in that first gam
cannot be estimated, and the team wlr
nlng it can go into the next struggle fee
ing that it can afford to lose and yet hav
a chance, while the one that met dt
feat would virtually be out of it shoul
it lose two in a row.
In the game in New York Saturday th
National League ball was used. Toda
in Philadelphia the American Leagu
ball will be in play. It has been charge
that there Is a difference in the two bain
though this is not likely. However. I
there happens to bo an increase in th
hitting today the old story will he it
That the American League uaed 1
lively ball early in the season cannot h
denied, but during the last four month
of the season the balls in both leagrue
have been one and the same, dlfferin
only In the color of the thread used 1
tho stitching.
Americans Again Down Cubs. 4 to 2
Before Record Crowd.
CHICAGO, October 16. ? The large:
crowd that ever witnessed a base ba
game in Chicago saw the Chicago Araer;
?? J A _ AUI-J I _.
can L,eague team win us uura succpsmv
game from the local National League clu
in the city championship series yesterday
4 to 2.
Official figures announced by the rer
resentatives of the national base ba
commiss.on, under the auspices of whic
the series is being played, gave the al
tendance as 36,308 and the receipts e
$24,552.30. Thousands were refused ad
mlss on to the park. The sale of ticket
was stopped at 1:15 o'clock, more than a
hour before the game began.
Doc. White, who Saturday opposed th
Nationals and was driven from the box 1
less tnan an inning, pitcned spienuidi
yesterday, hold.ng the National League,
to six hits, while the Americans nam
mered Cole and Mclntire tor ten, four o
which were doubles. Score:
Nationals. Americans.
it.H.O.A.K. R.H.0.A.E
Brers,2b.. 0 0 110 M'C'1.2b.. 1 3 S 3
Htn-ck'd.lf 1 2 0 0 0 LonL3o... 1 1 2 0 1
Tinker,as. 0 1 2 5 0 M'lu'e.rf.. 0 0 0 0'
Sebulte.rf 1 0 1 0 O Bodn-.cf.. 112 0'
Do}le.3b.. 0 1 3 4 0 Callab'n.lf 0 0 10'
Skier.lb.. 0 0 8 1 0 TnehlU.ss 0 2 2 5'
Hoim..u,<f 0 1 3 I O Zeider.lb. 0 110 1 i
Areher.c.. 0 1 4 3 0 Suliivkh.c. 0 O 6 1 '
Coie.p O 0 0 1 0 White,p.. 12 13'
Orsbsni*.. O 0 0 0 O
Zluiui'n.lb 0 0 10 0
Hransrdt. 0 0 0 0 0
M'lntire.p 0 0 110
Totals.. 2 6 24 17 0 Totals.. 4 1U27 13
Batted for Cole in fourth.
fBatted for Mclntire in ninth.
Nationals 000100010?
Americans 002001 10 *?
Two-base hits?b'heckard, McConnell f2), Tau
Dehill <2t. Hits?Off Cole. 4 in 3 Innings; ol
Mclntire, 6 In 5 Innings. Sacridcc hits?Lord
Callahan. Stolen Itases?Zelder. Sbeckard. Struc!
out?By Cole, Bodle and Sullivan; by Mclntire
CaHahan: by White. Scbulte. Saler. Archer, Mc
Intirc and Tinker. Bases on halls?Off Mclntire
3: off White. 4. Left on bases?Xationals, 7
Americans. 8. Wild pitch?Mclntire. Passe
ball?Archer. Umpires?Messrs. O'Louglilin an'
O'Day. Time of game-2 hours and 40 tnlnutcs
Have Keen Sense of Everything Tha
Is Perilous.
NEW YORK, October 16.?It's in th
French to fly, or to see other peoph
risk their lives in aeroplanes, or t<
devour aviation matters in print, according
to MJle. Ilelene Dutrieu, wh<
ought to know, since she is both Frencl
and an aviatress. Miss Mathildi
Molsant, one of America's two licenser
woman aviators, is Frenoh by birth
and she lives in the air world, no mat
ter whether she ia at bar brother'i
aviation school or la bar home ot
Riverside drive. ,
t Strugs
, ::
You can be sure of Intclligre
Made an
not "read
iii ,
A ! A distinction
J ;| Calvert Clothes ar
e i are the direct oppo
I_j? * li _i
* : j maac impute m cr
s Ready is the
i ; , *
none of the fine
e < I ; #
ii ii fashion are sacrifice
t ii your service within
h ii ?but they carry \
h ii fection of the hig
i- ii tailoring ? exclusr
a ii and model; accura
lt ij and of pronounce
g | YOUR individuali
o ? Unless you kn<
p | i ments?you don't
d | tion they hold. T
| ? like it. It's well v
L- ? into with the
11 Suits from
3 Topcoats fron
It T ft ii? <;1in\v vnn
" S are wonderful blending*
? H tribution to the fashion
:|| ??The Ca!
H Men's Classy Wearing Apparel
d ,,,,,,
a Tr
; Harness ana Rtrnnii
s | Six events for the thorou
n $ ness horses each day. One w
X Harness Races commence toi
* | Six Running Rac<
r- ^ These include valuable s
" 4 tractive to horsemen.
h Canvas Back Selling Stal
:: iv her t8. The Washington H;
r "" <=.
e ? October 21.
- Ban Johnson Orders Meeting
% of National Commission.
s ????
I Admits Speculators Got Seats, But
( I Says Club Was Not
in Plot.
3t ????.
11 NEW YORK, October 1G?Outside tlie
i- statement of President Ban Johnson of
e the national base ball commission that
b any clues leading to the identification of
\ persons connected with the wholesale
ticket speculation would be vigorously
h followed up, the notorious "scalping"
U situat on which disclosed itself in all its
h magnitude to the thousands of angry and
t- disgusted "fans" Saturday remained unit
I- While Garry Herrmann, the Cincinnati
s m. mber of the commission, was credited
n with the assertion that New York's
"fans" "got as fair a deal as they would
e n any other city, and it's only a few sorely
heads who have never seen a base ball
Y game that are doing the kicking," he was
8 not borne out by his chief. Against Herj
rimann's remark, that the national commission
was altogether too busy at the
present tame to cons der the kicks of the
disgruntled ones, is directly opposed the
2 statement which President Johnson sent
i> out from his headquarteis at the Hotel
b Wolcott last night, that, following the
J, meeting tomorrow in Philadelphia, the
nmiM immediately* return to
Q V.UIHUH^D ve*? ?- v
0 New York and be ready to take up the
i> ticket speculation scandal on Tuesday.
0 "We absolutely shall not wait for this
championship series to close before we
get after the complaints of the public.
Vve shall go to the bottom of the mat
ter now." was the way President John2
so" put it.
President John I. Brush said he had
done his? duty and cared nothing for the
2 criticism which was being heaped upon
* the head of the management. He said it.
however, in a fashion that made the win*
dows in his apartments at the Hotel Imh
perlal fairly rattle in their casings.
r "I want to sum up this whole ticket
1 situation in the shortest and most direct
fashion possible." said President Brush,
: "and I say that if any one can produce
j proof of connivance with speculators or
^ culpable negligence on the part of the
New York club let them come forward
| w ith it." Otherwise we suggest that they
: use a little sense and keep quiet.
"A week ago Thursday we had notice
served on us that a world's champion11
ship base ball series would be played in
this town. The national commission
I served thi? notice and then ducked out
j of town, leaving us to do whatever we
could in the way of making arrangc*
I ments. Since then we have had a force
> working night and day trying to take
. care of correspondence. We made our
, plans for taking care of the public on the
basis that the 'fans' who patronise base
1 hall all through the season were entitled
f to first consideration, and we decided to
i rill the orders for series tickets first.
, This we did. and afterward began to tae
kle the mass of requcts? for single tickets,
s "We knew that speculators were trying
i to get tickets on a big scale. I don't
know how long Houston street is, but It
ie T oday
i# I '
vr i
* A H *
>nt and attentive service here.
d ready,
and a difference.
e ready ? but they site
of what "ready*
laracter and quality. !
convenience ? but
points of tit and
ed. They go into
the hour of selection
vith them the perhest
class custom j
^e in both pattern ;
te in proportions j
?d individuality?
ty- ^ j
ovv the Calvert gar- j
know the satisfao j
here's no Clothing
rorth while looking
$20 to $45.
1 $25 to $50.
me Cravat creations that
> of color?our own concoterie.
I JL /T> -
iveiriL wo. 1 |
F at Fourteenth. ~
? iv - nr?fl-s_ vtvt fl_ 5j|
Hg Races MIS WCOL }
ighbreds and three for the har- 3
ill not interfere with the other. 2
norrow. 4
$ lEacfe Afternwn. |
itakes and handicaps most at- J . ^
21 21*411 21 VU A
ce, with $1,500 added, on Octo- x
andicap, with $2,000 added, on T
must be twice as wide as Manhattan if
all the people who ordered t'ckets from
addresses there actually lived in the
street. These letters came in by the thousands,
hundreds of them in the same
handwriting. All of them were packed
into bundles and labeled 'suspicious.' In
every case we did our best to prevent
speculation, but the public has about as
much idea of the work we had ;n front of
us as a toad has about astronomy. For
one week and a half all the people we
could jam inside headquarters have been
at work night and day, and there are
lt?t},uO<> letters down there that have not
been touched.
"I don't blame people who were d'sap
pointed for kicking, but the .-winding
schemes have had as much to do with
this cry of speculation as anything Per- ?
sons who saw men on the streets yelling
that they had tickets and holding up
bunches of them naturally thought that
the speculators had bought out tlv ?
grounds. They d'd not know that about
! 5,000 of these tickets were fakes, and
that tho.?e who bought them threw away
their money.
"The New York club has done everything
in its power to give the public the
best deal possible, and if the national
eomrr.iss'on will be good enough to make
an investigation we shall profit by it."
Takes Four of Six Games With
CL?EVRI.AND. October 10.?Cincinnati
won the lnterleagme series to decide the
championship of Ohio here yesterday, by
defeating Cleveland In the second game
I of the double-header, 7 to 0.
, Cleveland won the first game. 4 to 2I
Slv e-ames were Dlaved to'decide the
supremacy of the teams, one at Cincinnati
and five at Oeve'and.
Cincinnati won the first three, dropped
the next two and then captured the sixth.
Cleveland won the first game yesterday
because of the effectiveness of Pitcher
Keefe. who started for Cincinnati, was #
hit freely, but Fromme, who succeeded
him, had the American Leaguers under
his thumb.
The National Leaguers jumped on
Blanding for four runs in the first inning
of the second game. They batted three "N
other pitchers, Mitchell, James and Baskette.
hard. too. Suggs in the meantime
pitched shut-out bail for Cincinnati. It *
was his second shut-out victory of th?
series. The scores:
Cleveland . ?2 0 20000 0?4*.. (k.. 5*.
Cincinnati.. 01 OOOOIO O?2r., 5b.. Se.
Batteries?Kaler and O'Neill: Koefe. Frowns
and Clark. I" uiplres?Messrs. Evans aad Itlgler
Cincinnati 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 ??'7r., 5h.. oe.
Cleveland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 O-Or., 4b.. Oe.
Batteries?Nueas and Clarke: Blanding, Mitchell,
Jatneg, Baskettc and O'Neill.
j Second Game at St. Louis Called in ' ,
Fiftlf Inning.
ST. LOL'IS, October !?.?The American*
won two games yesterday from the Nt
tlonals in the major league series for the
city championship, 6 to 2 and 10 to A
The second game v, as called in the fifth
inning on account of darkness. Score:
Americans.. ? 1 4 ? 1 o ? 0 0?dr.. Jb..
Nations!*.. O 0 2 ? ? ? ? ? ?*-5r.. Ttc. i"
Butteries?Lake and Stephen-: Steele. Uan-?i
and Bliss. l'B[?trM-Mosr?. Johnstone and Pe line.
Americana 1 1 SO :{?lot.. 121c.. ?e
Nationals 4 2 2 ? 0? Sr.. *&.. ?
Batteries?nHmiltou. Mitchell. Krtt<-beM ??i . ,
Stephen*. L. Laudermilk. Geyer nnd Bit*#. Taapircs?M'-ssrs.
Perrine and Johnstone. ? A
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