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Hitting Will Have to Improve If Nationals Hope to Win from Red Sox
GOOD BREAKS GIVE BOSTON
WINNING START IN SERIES
Pelty Weakens in Sixth After Pitching Gilt
Edged Ball?Bedient Fortunate to Have
Drives Go Right at Fielders.
BT J. ED GRILLO.
Though the first game of the series with
Boston went to the Red Sox, there was
nothing to Indicate that the league lead
ers outdated the locals. True, they
outhit Griffith's men. hut there was many
a ball hit on the mise off of Bedient
which he was fortunate enough to have
go right at one of his fielders, or there
might have been quite a different story
to tell. Boston won that first game be
cause the visitors got the breaks without
whtah no team can win. The visitors
knew they had been !n a ball came when
It was over and must realize that they
win haw to hustle to get an even break
while h?re
Boston has a good ball team, there is
weak with the stick, and yet there were
break* to win when it plays a team of the
strength of the Nationals. The score
would show the Nationals to have been
weak with the stick and yet there were
no less than five Instances when the ball
was hit hard, but right at some waiting
fielder. Had these balls gone safe the
base hit column of the locals would have
been a different looking proposition.
Walter Johnson will work asainst the
Hub team today and he is to be opposed
by Buck O'Brien, which assures another
splendid battle. It will be Johnson's first
game since he defeated Detroit, nearly
two weeks ago.
No pitcher could have done better work
than did Pelty for five innings, during
which period he allowed hut a single hit
and did not walk a man. Pelty worked
very fast and this may have told on him
later on. His performance in the sixth
stood out in strong contrast to his work
up to that time and he was lucky indeed
to allow but two runs. It was plain that
Pelty was slipping in the sixth, when,
after Carrigan had singled, he walked
Bedient, who was up to sacrifice. Walk
ing a weak-hitting pitcher under such
conditions is usually a display of the
distress signal, and it proved so in this
instance, for Pelty was unmercifully
pounded, and there would have been a
batch of runs over had not Alnsmith and
McBride nipped Carrigan off second for
the first out.
Judged on the showing that Joe Engel
made against Boston during the last trip
of the Nationals to that city, when he
lost his game, 3 to 2, owing to an error,
and his effectiveness in the only inning
he pitched yesterday, it would seem good
policy to work v.ie youngster against the
Speed Boys during their stay here. Mus
ser, too, looked good in the few innings
he worked and was taken out to allow
Schaefer to bat for him and not because
his work was not satisfactory. These
two young pitchers have a lot of stufT
and while, of course, they mry lack ex
perience, they would get this with reg
ular work. Griffith's older pitchers, of
course, have been going so well of late
that he has used his recruits only when
it was absolutely necessary, but it
seems evident that should there be. a
break among the veterans the two young
sters mentioned can come through, and
good work can also be expected from
<"ashlon, who is a wonderfully improved
pitcher.
The average ball club is always better
fortified behind the bat with a certain
catcher working than when he is idle,
but Griffith is so blessed with a pair in
Ainsmith and Henry that it makes abso
lutely no difference to the strength of the
team which one, is behind the bat. Ain
smlth's exhibition yesterday was nothing
short of sensational. He handled the
pitchers well, and his throwing was mar
velous. No better play than he and Mc
Bride pulled when they caught Carri
gan off second in the sixth, thus ap
parently killing a rally, has been seen
on the local grounds this spring, while
his peg to third after picking up Bedient's
little roller, catching Carrigan, was as
clever a play as could be seen.
It has been demonstrated on numerous
occasions this season that any time Moel
ler and Foster are not hitting the ball or
getting on the bases the Nationals do
not win. Yesterday neither of tuem
reached first base, and the result was a
defeat for the Nationals. A perusal of
the games which the Nationals have won
will show that nearly every rally has
been started by this pair. 1 if they come
through the rest of the team seems able
to follow, and when they fail the others
do not seem able to help the situation
along. Moeller has been off his stride
for several days. He' was ro<bbed of a
probable triple yesterday when, in the
first inning. Hooper actually picked a
drive from him off the right field fence
near the score board. It was a great
catch, and not one outfielder out of a
hundred would have attempted the play.
Shanks was guilty of too much daring
in the seventh. He had hit safely with
one out, and after Morgan had lined to
I>ewis he stole second. Carrijsan's throw
was high and rolled to center, and Shanks
foolishly tried to take third with so ac
curate and strong a thrower as Speaker
handling the ball. Speaker got the ball
to Gardner before Shanks was within
yards of the bag. and of course the side
was retired. I'nder the conditions Shanks
was Just as well off at second as at third,
for he could have scored on a base hit.
Judged on the showing that Bedient
made yesterday, he is a much improved 1
pitcher over what he was when the Na
tionals faced him earlier in the season
On two different occasions then B?1ient
was hit hard by the locaJs. but yesterday i
he seemed to be particularly effective,
and be also had the breaks. O'Brien Is)
another pitcher who was easy for the
Nationals early in the spring, but. Judged
by his recent showing, he too must have
greatly improved, so that the chances are
the Nationals will not find it an easy
matter to roll up large scores against
the Boston outfit.
There have been few games this season
in whloh the fielding was so brilliant as
In the one yesterday. The only error
charged to ejther team was an overthrow
of second by Carrigan when Milan stole
in the fourth which allowed him to reach
third. Both teams gave their pitchers
sensational support, and this had much
to do with keeping the score down. The
work of the Nationals behind their pitch
ers was of the very best, and had the
team been able to. get more o? its drives
safe a victory would probably have re-1
suited. ,
McBride's work at short was In keep
ing with what he has been doing on the
road during the Nationals' long trip. The
team's captain Is playing the best ball
of hi6 career this spring and he is again
proving himself one of the most valuable
inflelders in the league. McBride Is of
the greatest assistance to the team's
catchers because of his ability in cover
ing the bag, for most any kind of a throw
that he can reach he can make a play
on with a runner trying to steal.
The defensive work of the Nationals
was excellent. No better exhibition of
helping a pitcher out of a hole was ever
given than in the sixth inning, when Pelty
was hit for five safe drives, one a triple,
and a man was walked, yet only two runs
were scored. The catching of Carrigan
off of s-?cond on a throw from Alnsmith
to McBride did much to put a crimp in
the rally, and if Pelty had been as good
in that Inning as he was before that that
one play would have saved him. As it
was a triple and three singles followed
that play and two runs resulted.
For five Innings yesterday the Na
tionals held a one-run lead, having scored |
in the fourth on Milan's single, his steal,
Carrigan's overthrow, which allowed him |
to go to third, and a base hit by Shanks,
which Stahl barely knocked down after a
high jump. Pelty was going like a whirl
wind during the first five innings, but he
let down In the sixth, when the Bostons
made the runs which virtually won them
the game. He started by letting Carri
gan hit safely. Bedient, who was up to
bunt, was walked, but Alnsmith and Mc
Bride helped him out of a hole by catch
ing Carrigan napping off of second.
Hooper, however, followed with a three- i
base hit, which scored Bedient, and a
moment later he walked home when
Yerkes singled. Speaker followed suit
and after Lewis had filed out Gardner |
singled, filling the bases, but Stahl was
not there with a hit, and forced Gardner
at second, ending the Inning. Pelty
started the seventh by hitting Wagner
and then Carrigan hit for two bases,
scoring him. Musser took up the run
ning at this juncture and retired the side
without allowing another run. He was
taken out In the eighth to allow Schaefer
to bat, and Engel retired the Red Sox in
order In the ninth, but Bedient kept up
his courage and got away without allow
ing another run to be scored, and the
locals went down to defeat by a score of
3 to 1. The score:
WASHINGTON*. AB. R. H. O. A. E.
Mueller, rf 4 0 0 2 0 0
Foster. 3b 4 0 0 1 1 0
Milan, cf 4 112 10
(iambi, lb 3 0 0 11 0 0
Shanks, If 3 0 2 3 0 0
Morgan, 2b 3 0 o 1 1 0
McBride. ss 3 0 0 2 ? 0
Ainsmlth, c 3 0 0 6 3 0
Pelty, p 2 0 1 0 0 0
Musser. p. 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engel, p 0 0 0 0 1 0.
Schaefer* 1 0 0 0 0 0}
Totals 30 1 4 27 13 0
BOSTON*. AB. B. H. O. A. E.
Hooper, rf. 4 1 12 0 0
Yerkes. 2b 4 0 2 2 1 0
Speaker. rf 4 0 13 10
Lewis, If 4 0 0 3 0 0
Gardner, 3b 3 0 2 2 4 0
Stahl. lb 4 0 0 11 0 0
Wagner, ss 3 1 10 8 0
Carrigan. c 4 0 2 4 0 1
BefMent. p. 8 1 0 0 2 0
Total* 33 8 9 27 H 1l
?Batted for Musser in the eighth.
Washington 00010000 0?1
Boston 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 O?3
I/pft on bases?Washington. 2; Boston, 6. First
bast- on balls?Off Pelty, 2. Innings I'ltched?By
Pelty, ?, and none out In the seventh: by Mus
ser, 2: by Engol, 1. Times at hat by wponents?
Against Pelty, 23: against Muaaer. 7; against
Engel, 3. Hits?Off Pelty. 7; off Mower. 2.
Struck out?By Pelty. 2; by Musser, 2; by Engel,
I. Three-base hit?Hooper. Two-base hiia
Wagner, Carrigan. Ttonble play?McBride and
Gaudil. Hit by pitcher?By Pelty (Wagner).
1'mplres?Messrs. Westerrelt and Errata*. Time
of game?1 bonr and 50 minutes.
GAJTDIL GETS SUIT.
Given Choice of Any in Saks' Store
for Three Hits Against Athletics.
Saks & Co. have told Chick Gandil that
he can have any suit in their store in
recognition of the thr^e hits made In the
game against the Athletics, and which
the Nationals won after returning here
from the long tour through the west.
Gandlls hitting was the feature of the
seventeenth straight game won by the
Nationals. He drove in practically all
the runs made by his team, and in the
last inning scored the winning tally on a
drive between first and second.
The St. Louis fans have grown used to
the Browns losing, but they don't relish
harboring two also rans. They think dis
sension in the Cardinal ranks is respon
| stble for the poor showing of Bresnahan's
I club.
CARRIGAN CAUGHT AT THIRD
BY AINSMITH'S GREAT THROW
TITLE FOR M'lEAN
Captures Championship of Co
lumbia Club's Tennis Tourney.
DEFEATS LEECH IN FINALS
After Losing First Two Sets Victor
Woke Tip and Won the
Last Three.
As was anticipated by most of the play
ers, Norrls W. McLean won the cham
pionship of the Columbia Country Club
yesterday afternoon, when he defeated E.
O. Leech in the final round of the men's
singles in the annual tournament of the
club, 2?6, 5?7, 6?1, 6?2 and 6?3- being
the final score.
Leech captured the first two sets by
outplaying his opponent. He played one
of the best games of his life, being a good
judge of both time and distance and plac
ing the ball with rare judgment and skill.
In the meantime McLean was In the
midst of one of his erratic spells from
which he could not extricate himself. No
matter what he did he couldn't get by
with It, and it looked very much as If he
would lose out altogether.
He suddenly came Into his own In the
third set?just in time to save his "bacon"
?and from that time on he was never in
danger, he playing his opponent complete
ly off his feet in the last three sets and
taking them rather easily. This game
was typical of McLean. His game is like
the little girl with the curl, "when he is
good he is very good, indeed, but when
he is bad he is horrid," and one never can
tell how he will be until he starts playing.
In the last three sets, for some un
known reason, he was able to?get in the
same smashes which he failed on In the
early part of the match, and this is what
won for him.
The doubles, which were started yes
terday, furnished a good match, when
James Balrd and A. B. Heaton defeated
C. Arthur Slator and E. C. Robinson in
the first round, 9?7 and 7?5. It would be
hard to find two pairs which are more
evenly matched than were these two.
The fact that the first set called for six-,
teen games and the second twelve shows
how close the match really was and a
great many of the games were deuced.
Baird puf up the stronger game for the
winners, he showing unexpected strength
overhead and being able to cover lots of
ground. His partner, Heaton. seemed to
know the doubles game and was always
on hand when wanted. For the losers,
Slator showed up a shade the better, his
strong net game being one of the fea
tures of the match.
The semi-finals have been reached in
the consolations, the two matches in
this round which will be decided this
afternoon, bringing A. Y. Leech, Jr., and
E. W. I>eakin together for the honors in
the upper half and Dr. Warren Price and
Alpheus Winter for those in the lower
half, the winners to meet in the finals to
morrow.
There will probably be no women's
singles, as there are but nine entries and
the committee has decided that it will
not sanction the event unless sixteen send
in their names.
The summaries of yesterday's play fol
low:
Men's single*-Final round, for tin champion
ship of th<' <*lub? Morris W. Molvean defeated E.
O. Leech. 2??, 5?7. 6?1, 6?2 and 6-3.
Men's sinxles.consoletlons?Firat round?J. F.
Slat-In defeated E. B. Evnon, Jr., by default:
Alpheus Winter defeated 0. R. Evans, 6?3 and
6-2.
Second round?E. W. Deakln defeated J. F.
Slarln, C?0 and 6?4; A. Winter defeated E. O. i
Robinson. 7?5 and 7?5; I>r. Warren Price de
feated THinald Woodward, by default.
Men's doubles?First round?E. W. Peaktn and
W. C. Allen defeated W. H. Ronsavllle and Dr.
W. Price, 6?3 and 6?1: James Baird and A. B.
Heaton defeated C. Arthur Slator and E. C.
Robinson. 9?7 and 7?5.
The consolations will be brought
through the semi-finals this afternoon and
the first round in the doubles will prob
ably be completed and the second broken
into. The card for the day follows:
Men's singles, consolations, semi-final
round?A. Y. Leech, jr., vs. E. W. Dealdn,
Dr. Warren Price vs. A. Winter.
Men's doubles, first round?C. B. Doyle
and D. A. Mills v?. A. J". Leech and A. B.
Sheldon. E. C. Graves and A. Winter vs.
N. W. McLean and O. R Evans, Jack |
Kreh and H N. Brown vb. L D. Under
wood and R. W. Cox; E O. Leech and
G. P. James vs. Herbert T. Shannon and
Tom Grant, T. R- Heath and H. MacKen
zle va Sam Herrtck and James A. Kratz,
H. C. Sheridan and S. I* Davis vs. John
C. Davidson and E. B. Bynon, jr.
frrANDmo or the trams.
w. u Ptt. w. u pvt.
Ninth 16 1 .037 litM.P 812 .400
1st Pw? 8 11 .421 Metropolitan. 5 12 .294
YESTERDAY'S RB8ULT.
First Methodist Protestant, 16; Metropoli
tan, 7.
First Methodist Protestant scored two
runs in the first on a hit by St. Clair, a
base on balls to Harris and a two-bagger
by Murray. The Mets got one in their
half. Rath bone singled, stole second and
was brought home by Thompson on a
beautiful single along third.
In the fourth inning the Mets tied the
score when they hit White for a total of
five runs, but in the fifth the Methodist
lads sewed up the game by- scoring six
runs on three hits coupled with four er
rors.
Young Harris, the Eastern High School
boy, hit for 1.000, being up to the bat four
times and getting a two-base hit and
three singles. Frank Miller "came back,"
getting two three-foase clouts and a sin
gle.
Rathbone of Business High Schopl
fame played first for the Mets and put
up a fine game. He knocked out a hom,er
that has been conceded to be the longest
hit ever made at 13th and D streets.
Teddy Murray was there yesterday,
playing a sensational game In the field',
accepting eleven chances without a mis
cue and getting three hits, two for two
bases.
GOVERNMENT LEAGUE.
STANDING Or THT5 CLUBS.
W. U Pet. W. L. Pet.
G. P. O. 12 01.000 Interior 3 10 .231
Aggies. _0 5 A42 War. ....... 110 .000
YESTERDAY'S RESULT:
Aggies, 12; Interior, 1L
TODAY'S GAME:
G. P. O. vs. War.?
Yesterday on the ellipse the Aggies de
feated the Interior club by a score of 12?
1L The game was marked by heavy hit
ting and erratic fielding. Although the
Aggies were outhlt, the Interior club gave
them their runs by Its many errors.
Rosseau, who relieved Owen on the
mound for the Farmers, retired the side
in order in the three Innings that he
worked. Up to that time the Interior
boys had gathered eleven runs on eleven
hits and nine bases on balls given by
Owen. When Owen has control he is the
best pitcher in the circuit.
Jackson, on short for the Farmers, led
his team at the bat, with two singles and
a double out of five trips to the plate,
while Woertendyke, for Interior, led his
team with two clean-cut doubles.
All of the clubs in this circuit will be
represented in the amateur day parade
today. Each manager vows that his club
has a good chance to get one of the prizes
offered by Mr. Clark Griffith, and the
league, no doubt, has a great chance, as
the uniforms of each club are almost new
and make a good appearance.
But six clubs of sixteen have given an
exhibition of real big league base ball
this season. The Giants, Pirates, White
and Red 8ox, Washington and Athletics
look good, but Rochester could probably
beat out any of the ten others, or at least
make them travel hard. No wonder there
is a scramble for new players.
The fans are not slow to shover praise
on a great pitcher or fielder, but it takes
a great batter to be a real hero in base
ball. The dramatic elements of action
and suspense are combUned to an artful
degree in a base hit that scores the win
ning run in a close game and the au
thor of the swat gets all the curtain
I calls regardless of other features in the
] contest. Frank Baker will be re mem-be r
! ed when the last world's series has faded
I from memory.
i
STANDING, SCHEDULES
AND RESULTS IN BIO
BASE BALL LEAGUES
AMERICAN LEAGUE.
Teams. W. L. Pet. Wis. Lose.
Boston? ??? 41 19 *683 '689 .672
Chicago.... 36 25 -590 -597 .581
Washington. 36 26 -581 -587 -571
Philadelphia 33 24 -579 -586 -569
Cleveland** 27 30 .474 .483 -466
Detroit.... 29 33 -468 -476 .460
New York.. 17 37 .315 -327 -309
St Louis... 16 41 -281 -293 -276
NATIONAL LEAGUE.
Teams. W. L. Pet. Win. Loae.
New York. 44 11 -800 -803 .786
Chicago.... 30 23 -566 -574 -556
Pittsburgh. 31 24 >564 -571 -554
Cincinnati. 33 27 -550 - .557 .541
Philadelphia 21 29 .420 -431 -412
St- Louia... 25 37 -403 -413 -397
Brooklyn.. 21 32 -396 -407 -389
Boston.... 19 41 -317 -328 -311
YESTERDAY'S RESULTS.
AMERICAN LEAGUE.
Boston 31 Washington.. I
Philadelphia.. 3 |New York I
NATIONAL LEAGUE.
New York. ..II1 Philadelphia.. 5
Boston 91 Brooklyn 4
St. Louis 41 Pittsburgh... .3
Cincinnati 1 j Chicago.... 0
SCHEDULES.
AMERICAN LEAGUE.
TODAY.
Boston at Washington.
New York at Phila.
Detroit at Cleveland.
St. Louis at Chloago.
TOMORROW.
Bocton at Washington.
Ne >*? York at Phila.
Detroit at Cleveland.
St. Louis at Chicago.
NATIONAL LEAGUE.
TODAY.
Pittsburgh at St. Louis.
Chicago at Cincinnati.
Brooklyn at Boston.
Phila. at New York.
TOMORROW.
Pittsburgh at St. Louis.
Chicago at Cincinnati.
Brooklyn at Boston.
Phila. at New York.
MINOR LEAGUE GAMES.
VIRGINIA LEAGUE.
Norfolk, 4; Richmond, 3.
Petersburg. 4: Roanoke. 1.
Newport News, 2; Portsmouth, 6.
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION.
Columbus, 7; Indianapolis, 3.
Louisville, 7; Toledo. ft.
Kansas Ctty, 4; Minneapolis, 8.
St. Paul, 13; Milwaukee, 7.
INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE.
Buffalo, 1; Baltimore, ft.
Toronto, 4; Providence. 9.
Montreal, 2; Jersey Olty, 7.
NEW ENGLAND LEAGUE.
Lynn. 1<>: Lawrence, 4.
Fall River. 15; Brockton, 5.
New Bedford. 2; Haverhill, 6.
Lowell, 10; Worcester, 9 (ten Innings).
TRI-STATE LEAGUE.
First game?Karrishurg. IS; Wilmington, 3.
Second Kaine?Harrisbnrg, 3; Wilmington, 6.
Trenton. 7; York. 3.
Allentown. 7; Johnstown, 6.
Reading, 11; Atlantic City. 6.
APPALACHIAN LEAGUE.
Cleveland, 2: Bristol, 0.
Morristown. 3; Johnson City, 1.
Ashevllle-Knoxville, rain.
CAROLINA ASSOCIATION.
Gr?ensboro. 7; Greenville, 2.
Spartanburg, 2; Charlotte, 4.
Anderson. 3; Winston-Salem, 0.
Saturdays, ? P If
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BY J. ED OSXLLO.
Base ball players are frequently criti
cised for taking long chances on the
bases, when, In fact, the percentage is
in their favor. Let a player try to take
an extra base on a play, and If he is
nailed he is blamed for having been too
daring, and yet it took a perfect throw
and perfect handling of the ball to make
the play possible.
A ball team which does not take liber
ties on the bases hasn't a chance to
be a winner. If every man who reaches
the sacks would wait until he was batted
around the circuit very few runs would
be scored, and the game would deteriorate
into an uninteresting exhibition of wWch
the public would soon tire. Furthermore,
there are more ball games won because of
daring base running than are lost by it,
for the very good reason that any time a
ball has to be thrown, caught and the
runner touched the percentage is in favor
of the runner.
No part of this year's schedule offers
so strenuous a teat on the Nationals
as the one of the present week, when
both Boston and Philadelphia, conceded
to be the strongest teams in the league,
make their second appearance of
the season here. In a way this may
be a blessing in disguise, for if
Griffith's team can make a respectable
showing against its two rivals it
should have easier sailing later on
when the weaker teams will make
their appearance here. Furthermore, it
is an advantage to get as many of the
games scheduled with these strong
teams over with as possible at this
stage of the race, for the remainder of
the trip to the finish should then be
much easier.
But it is a hard week for any ball
team, and especially so with our star
pitcher on the doubtful list.
It is hard to believe the report
coming out of Detroit that Hughey Jen
nings' is to be released because of the
poor showing of the Tigers. Surely a
manager is not to be blamed when a ma
jority of his players start on the down
grade and are unable to deliver the goods.
With a good ball team Jennings has
proved himself a capable leader. He has
never been placed in a position until re
cently where he had to build up a new
team, and he has hardly had time to
make any progress in this direction, and
It would not be fair to him to cut him
out at this time.
It will be recalled that at the time of
the strike in which the Detroit players
Indulged it was rumored that Jen
nings was in bad with the club and the
powers of the league for having allowed
this to happen. Jennings, however, ex
plained his position satisfactorily at that
time, and there was absolutely no feeling
against him. though, no doubt, If the De
troit rumor is true that he is to be let out
It will be attributed to his connection with
the strike of the Tigers.
As a rule a team which is not hitting
never makes a good impression, and yet
though the Nationals were not strong
with the stick yesterday, they s<howed a
whole lot of class In that first struggle
against Boston. But victory is almost
out of the question when the best hitters
on a team are unable to connect safely.
Moeller. Foster and Gandll failed to break
into the base hit column yesterday, and
that, of course, explains much.
Harry Davis Is hardly proving himself
a capable manager. The Naps. In fact,
are giving less satisfaction than ever be
I fore because of the listlessness of ttieir
! play, for which Davis is blamed. It was
i undoubtedly a serious mistake for Davis
to make a public statement in which he
referred tp his players as incompetent
quitters, for under such conditions ball
players are not apt to put forth their best
efforts. They may live down the criticism
of the fans, but when the man in charge
of them takes the public into his confi
dence and puts his own players on the
pan nothing further is to be expected
from the players.
Nothing that Davis could have done so
marked his inability to run a ball team
as the interview which he gave in which
he criticised his own players. It was an
unheard-of mistake and surely a system
of squaring himself which he never
learned In the Connie Mack school.
While Rube Marquard undoubtedly has
established a wonderful record by win
ning seventeen straight games this sea
son. the fact should not be overlooked
that McGraw deserves some credit for
this performance. McGtww is nursing
Marquard along in that he does not use
him against pitchers who stand a good
chance to beat the Giants. He has, for
instance, on several oocasions ducked
Rucker of Brooklyn, a pitcher who is
most troublesome for the Giants when
he is fit, and from all accounts he is fit.
In this way Marquard's record is not apt
to be broken and with every victory he
becomes more of an attraction, which
seems to be what McGraw has in mind,
though, of course, he is also after the
pennant, and so long as he can place
Marquard where he stands a good chance
to win, the less will the Giants' lead be
endangered.
Reports from Las Vegas are to the
effect that Jack Johnson is not in near
as good condition as he was two years
ago at Reno, but even if this is true
it seems doubtful if that will change
the outcome of the battle with Flynn.
It stands to reason, of course, that
no fighter out of condition, be he who
he may. stands much chance with a
husky fellow like Plynn. who is sure
to mix it up in a rough manner, but
it's several weeks yet before the gong
will ring, and the chances are that the
black champion is doing a little stall
ing Just now to help the betting. It is
questionable if Johnson will have to
be as good as he was at Reno to beat
Flynn, for It is hard to figure that the
former fireman is really in the first
division of the heavyweights, his repu
tation having largely been made by
his victory over A1 Kaufman, who has
since proved himself a first-class dub.
CABPENTIER DISQUALIFIED.
Frank'Elans of Pittsburgh Victor
Over Frenchman.
DIEPPE, June 25.?George Carpentier. |
the middleweight champion of Prance
and England, was disqualified In the nine
teenth round of his fight with Frank
Klaus, the Pittsburgh middleweight, here
yesterday. Both used rough tactics and
Klaus worked his elbows into the French
man's face and body in the clinches. In
the nineteenth Carpentler's manager, be
lieving that Klaus had struck the French
man a foul blow on the chin with his
elbow, jumped into the ring and threw
up the sponge. Carpentier protested that
he was able and willing to finish, but
owing to the interference of his manager
the referee disqualified Carpentier.
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Other American League Game.
Bender Puzzles Highlanders.
PHILADELPHIA, June 25 ?Bender oat
pitched Ford in yesterday's game here,
and Philadelphia defeated New York by
the score of 3 to 1.
The contest was marked by two long
running catches by Cree and by a pair of
one-hand leaping catches by Mclnnis.
which robbed the visiting players of three
baggers. Score:
RHE
New York OOlOOOOO 0-1 5 2
Philadelphia 01000101 x?8 8 2
4 ?
j National League Games. |
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Giants Beat Phillies.
NEW YORK. June 25.-The New York*
easily defeated Philadelphia In the ftret
game of the series yesterday by the score
of 11 to 5. /
Chalmers was knocked out of the box In
the fifth. Tesreau was invincible after
the first, when the visitors made three of
their five hits. Score:
R.HE.
Philadelphia.?.v. 30001000 1?5 54
New York 10124021 x?11 16 2
Cincinnati Blanks Chicago.
CINCINNATI. June 2!V?Cincinnati won
the first game of the seriee from CMoagv
yesterday, 1 to 0. Fromme had a shade
the better of a pitchers' battle with RueW
bach.
Cincinnati's run came in the fifth, a
base on balls, a sacrifice and a bit tallying
the one score of the game. Tinker was
ejected from the game in the second in
ning by Umpire Klem for disputing a de
cision. Score:
R.K.H
Chicago OOOOOOO-O O-O 5 1
Cincinnati 00001000 x?1 6 2
Brooklyn Loses to Boston.
BOSTON, June 25.?Boston's hitting and
Hess' fine pitching undid the effect of the
locals' wretched fielding yesterday, and
Brooklyn was defeated, 9 to 4.
John Titus, formerly of Philadelphia,
made a good showing in his first appear
ance in a Boston uniform. Score:
R.TT.1C.
Boston 00010620 x?0 12 7
Brooklyn 0 0 2 0 0 10 1 0?4 ? 2
Cardinals Surprise Pirates.
ST. LOUIS, June 25.?Geyer was efltae
tive after the first inning, while his team
mates found Robinson for timely hits, and
St. Louis won from Pittsburgh yesterday.
4 to 3. Score:
R.H.E
Pittsburgh.......... 30000000 0?8 8 0
St. Louis 00031000 x?4 8 2
Manager Bresnahan will have
things to explain when he gets back
among his constituents in Missouri. Prin
cipal among them will be why the team
slumped before the lowly Dodgers and
Braves after such a whllwind start on
better clubs. -
The rapid rise of the Senators
variously ascribed to good management
and "pep," but it Is also worth while
noting that over that spurt of seventeen
straight the team hit at Just .808, ?lx
players being well up above the classle
.300 mark. Also Johnson, Groom and
Hughes among them reduced seventy
four batters at the plate, and allowed
only ninety-four hits over the entire
stretch.?New York Sun. __
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