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American League Games.
Tkree Straight for White Sox.
"HJCAGO. April 17.?Joe Benz's clever
?itching. with bunched hits by his team
riut.p. enabled the Chicago Americans to:
ivn out Cleveland here, l to o. and ;
~*rr*r third straight game from the ,
The game was a pitchers* bat
.? f*? : /. an*i Blandittg, with the ]
? ? showing the better form. Three!
: .Hie visitors threat*-r"d to score. |
;t Ben? tigh:?ned up, twice retiring
and t-ajoif with one out and :i ,
err bust-. He aliow-d the same
> mb4>Oi hit^* a.s his opponent, four,
t alT~.^vere sc; tered.
Lord: opened th seventh with a single,
?a r*>5fi2ed stctu.u on <*h;?sc s sacrltlce
se#?e*Mi on ' " i 'is* tioubl'-, with the
?ly run, of t !.*? tame.
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id rj2*t and a^ain can!- :<? the assist
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' By Benz, 3; by Blanding, 1. T"mplri?s?Messrs. |
, < hill and Sheridan. Time .?f ^ame?1 hour and :U) j
, minutes.
Browns Slaughter Pitchers.
DKTROIT, April 17.?Three Detroit
pitchers were unable to stop .St. Louis
and the Browns won. 8 to James,
who pitched his first complete game of !
major league base ball, also was hit
hard, but only 5n the fourth inning, when
ih*y scored two runs, were the Tigers
ab t- to bunch their drives.
St. Louis won the game it: the seventh.
With the s/-o?e tied. Shotton opened with
a single to deep short and look second
on Bush's wild throw to first base. Aus
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liams singled, scoring Shotton. Walker
th*:n counted Williams with a double to
left. Score:
S:. l?ois 3 0 1 o o 1 2 ?? 1?S
Detroit ^ i o O 2 1 1 o o o 3
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Nationals' Manager Is Much En
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Showing Against Providence.
BOSTON". Mass.. April IT.?A decided
cut in the forces of tlie Nationals is con
templated by Manager Griffith, and will
take place within the next few days.
Only the recruit players will be affected
thereby, however. Just now Griffith has
thirty men on fiis list and he proposes
to cut this number down to the regula
tion twenty-five. Though there is a rule
compelling each club to bring its forces
down to this number by May 13, Griffith
is not making the reduction * because of
this, for It is understood that because of
the presence in the field of the Federal
league the American and Nationa.1
League clubs may carry this year as
many players as they desire. But Grif
fith does not figure that the players he
will let go will be needed by him this
season, though a majority are sure to
have strings attached to them.
edToutPl?i?rSK rh? T'" hr let go or fa<?
are belmvert to be among those
b"'n J?" home. These are
I'a vr1. ' . ,?.,'"cer' Diok Williams,
u _USi?er* Collier and I^ee. Just
hi'? no't , 'SU ,are to be s, nt elsewhere
, . "ot been determined, nor has the
of" thI?Pn fP1Ck6K which ^hall harbor anv
?4r Vf?JVhe res' of the ba*e ball
fit? k known, however, that Grif
fith has negotiations on with the Toronto
club of the International League, which
which rrifmtf" th'* pirk of the "quad
Griffith wants to have developed.
Were it not for the fact that the ar
rangement of a non-conflicting schedule
deSiSw, >? tW1 maJor leagues is very
disirable, base ball would not open in
Boston until some time in May. At this
season ol the year the weather is tmich
too uncertain here, and as a rule a lot of
the spring games have to be postponed
The Vat- as do?We-headers later,
itie Nationals were decidedly fortunate
to have such a good day for the open
ing, thus allowing them to break all at
tendance records for an opening dav.
But since then conditions have not been
?r , ' anrl if is Questionable
be pla\-ed 8:11 me of the series will
Should there be a game today, either
Joe Boehling or Joe Engel wm be se
,,t1. . to do the pitching?that is, if Grif
hl oa?eii. n?i cha,,se his mind again, and
he admits that he is apt to do this quite
frequently this spring until he gets a
feft tlr,^ ?" I,is P'tl'hers- Leonard, a
Red^tox 'S SUrC t0 apr"':lr lor the
By reason of his splendid showing
af^st V.V? H.?d <? 'he game Wed
nn thl' ?? Ayers has won a berth
on the regular pitching stafr for himself.
Avers like Johnson and Boehling, will
work in regular order. Griffith is con
yinced that Ayers is a winning pitcher.
ith any sort of a break he should have
shut ?ut the Carriganites Wednesday.
His failure to iiandle Gardners tap in
the second inning properly and to throw
Lewis out at third resulted in the first
run. even after Moeller's inability to see
Lewis hit had given him a two-bagger
But Ayers showed a lot of stuff, and his
control IS on a par with that of Johnsoi
Notliillg helps a pitcher as much as con
trol. and that as much as anything has
caused Griffith to announce that Ayers
will be worked in regular order with
Johnson and Boehling: in the future.
?rtS} of the other young pitchers ?
Will follow Ayers on the regular staff de
pends entirely on what they show in the
trials they are to be given from time to
time. The chances are that most of them
will get a look-in while the Nationals are
m New York. That Jim Shaw and Joe
t*nge. are slated for a berth seems to be
a foregone conclusion, and one of the
tetthanders. too. may be added. If |
Griffith has his way about it his twirling
staff will consist of six regular slabinen.
He figures that this number will be
needed when the double-header period ap
proaches, and in addition he will prob
ably carrj" a couple of others to be us*d
In emergencies.
The present program is to work John
son against New York Saturday, and
then rest aim until next Thursday, when
he will pitch the opening game in Wash
ington against the Red Sox. But after
that, according to Griffith's plans, Johii
son will not be used to start anv series,
but will be held to finish them.
Let nothing happen to cither Ainsmith
or Henry this season and the managers
and critics around the American league
circuit will have to concede that in this
pair Griffith has by far the best catch
ing staff in the league. There, are other
teams which can boast of a star catcher,
but none of them has two who class
well up with the top-notchers, and that
is the advantage that the Nationals have.
Neither Henry nor Ainsmith has ever
shown better form than this spring. Both
are catching and throwing brilliantly,
and what is more they are to be num
bered among the team's most timely hit
ters, while Ainsmith is also the fastest
runner 011 the squad.
Howard Shanks' value to the team far
exeeeus the general impression that he
has created iri the two seasons he has
been installed in left, field. The fact tlfat
Shanks has been only an ordinary hitter
has apparently detracted much from his
great value to the team as a fielder. Not
only can Shanks field as well as any left
lielder in the.league, but he is an intelli
gent player in every sense of the word.
Shanks, unlike most outfielders, knows
the art of backing up plays made in the I
infield. He is one of the few outfielders!
who frequently take part in infield plays, I
because he i* never found to be standing |
out in his position when his services are'
required in the inner field. Shanks gives
promise of hitting better this year than'
he ever has before, and if he does he will
be a mighty hard man to replace.
Though the Boston team would proba
bly be better fortified if it had the serv
ices of Heinle Wagner, the strength of
the former champions must not be under
estimated. Carrigan not only has a
strong team which is sure to be a con
tender. but he has it working well, and
it is sure to play an interesting part in
the present flag struggle.
Joe Wood, of course, is not yet ready to
deliver his share of the slab work, but
there is every reason for believing that
within a month he will be at his best,
and Wood shares with Johnson the hon
ors of being one of the greatest pitchers
in the country today. Collins is a handy
man. and Carrigan seems to have thr^c
or four young pitchers who give promise
of delivering. To top it all ofT. there is
no doubt that in Lewis. Speaker and
Hooper he still has one of the best out
field combinations available.
Having been encouraged bvthe good
snowing of Carl Cashion in the game he
Pitched in Providence early this week,
l ?s very apt to work him in one
??t the games in New York, and if Cash
ion shows well in this game he, too,
Griffith says he will be nse?l In turn hereafter.
will be worked regularly. Cashion is
seeing his fourth year with th*> team,
and it must b?- admitted that he has
never been a success on the slab. But
Griffith has not lost confidence in him
and predicts that the day will eonie when
Cashion will win a lot of games. So
far as his pitching arm is concerned, it
appears to be perfect. His control. too.
is better now than ever before and all
that Cashion needs is a taste of a few
victories to convince him that he can
pitch, and then it is expected he will
go at a fast clip.
Today's game will be called at 3:15,
as are all games in Boston.
As a result of being forced to play
in Wednesday's cold weather. Manager
Griffith proposes to advocate a rule which
will leave the question of whether the
weather is suitable to play entirely to
the judgment of the umpires. They,
according to the Griffith plan, ?.re to
make known at a certain hour on such
days that a game is doubtful whether
there will be one or not. He is loud
in his protest against playing games on
such days as last Wednesday was here.
He says that it is injurious to the ball
players, and. incidentally, a serious busi
ness mistake.
In the two games which have been
played Clyde Milan - has kept up the
splendid hitting pace which he demon
! strated during the exhibition season. Mi
lan insists that this is to be his best year
with the bat, and he is betting hats that
he will have a higher average at the end
of the campaign than he has ever before
enjoyed. So far as the base stealing hon
ors are concerned. Milan has made a
poor start, for the reason that the oppor
tunity to pilfer has not yet come to him
In the games which have been played.
But his legs are sound and lie has his
usual speed, so that as the season pro
gresses he will again make himself felt
on the bases.
For a few days after George McBride
got back into the game after a ten-day
lay-off he plainly showed the lack of
practice, but he seems to have overcome
that failing now and Is already playing
in midseason form. His fielding in the
two games here has been of the highest
order. Boston fans believe him to have
no equal as a shortstop, and he is decid
edly popular with local crowds.
Speaking of popularity, there is no city
in the circuit where the Nationals are as
well received as in Boston. Griffith's
team is one of the best drawing cards
that visit here, and the attendance lig
ures of last season prove that. In fact,
as a road attraction the Nationals are in
a class by themselves. Last season Grif
fith's team outdrew all others on the
road, and this performance probably will
be duplicated in the present- race.
Not only does the public like the style
of ball the team plays and the side play
of Schaefer and .A It rook. Hut it has great
admiration for the team in general and
Walter Johnson, Clyde Milan and some
of the other star players.
Barring accidents WalUC' Smith's hardest
work is over. There will be few opportu
nities for him to break into the line-up un
less one of the regulars falls by the way
side, but Griffith proposes to use him
quite often as an emergency hitter, at
which Smith is expected to shine, for
there is no doubt about his ability in that
respect. In order that he may keep in
batting trim he will take part in the
daily batting practice of the team.
When the Nationals return home sev
eral hours will be put in every morning
for a month or more at bunting practice.
The pitchers will be given a particular
ly hard line of this sort of practice, for
the very good reason that most of them
are now unable to sacrifice properly.
There Is nothing more harhiful to a team
than to have pitchers who cannot bunt,
for in nearly every game a situation
arises where the contest would be won if
the pitcher could move up the base run
Griffith admits that he has neglected
this feature of the game in the spring
practice, but he proposes to catch up in
it as soon as the team gets hack where
it can indulge in morning work.
Fans Asked to Co-Operate.
Out of consideration for its neigh
bors. The Star desires to ask that
the base ball fans of Washington,
while watching the out-of-town
games on The Star's score board,
will co-operate in keeping open a
passageway at least four feet wide
next the buildings on the east side
of 11th street opposite The Star
This request is made with the j
knowledge that no discourtesy to
ward The Star's neighbors has been
intended by the hundreds of enthu
siasts, but that interest in the re
production of the games has been
so intense as to cause forgetfulness
of the consideration that is due to
Teams. w. L. Pet. Win. Lose.
Chicago 3 0 1.000 1.000 .750
Detroit 1 1 .500 .667 .333
New York.. 1 0 1.000 1.000 .500
National**.. 1 1 .500 .?67 .333
Boston 1 1 .500 .667 .333
Athletics... 0 1 .000 .500 .000
Cleveland.. 0 3 .000 .250 .000
St. Louis... 1 1 .500 .667 .333
TvnniH. W. L. Pet. Win. Lose.
Phila 1 0 1.000 1.000 .500
Brooklyn... 1 0 1.000 1.000 .500
Cincinnati.. 1 0 1.000 1.000 .500
Pittsburgh. *2 I .667 .750 .500
St. Louis... 1 2 .333 .500 .250
New York. . 0 1 .000 .500 .000
Chicago 0 1 .000 .500 .000
Boston 0 1 .000 .500 .000
Chicago I [Cleveland 0
St. Louis 8 j Detroit 5
|>H 11,adei.PHIA-NK\V york ? rain.
Pittsburgh.... 41 St. Louis I
m:\v-york-piiiladki.phia ? rain".
Washington at Boston.
Phila. at New York.
fct. Louis at Detroit.
Cleveland at Chicago.
Wash, at New York.
Philadelphia at Boston.
Sr. Louis at Chicago.
Cleveland at Detroit.
St. Ixmis at Pittsburgh.
< !ilcapo at Cincinnati.
Now York at Phlla.
Bostou at Brooklyn.
Chicago at Pittsburgh.
St. Louis at Cincinnati.
Brooklyn at Phlla.
Boston at New York.
A! Newport News? R. II. E.
Newport News. 00024000 *?(? 7 O
Roanoke 0 O 0 1 ? ? ? 0 1?2 3 0
Batteries?Paxson and Matthews; Malloy, Boyle
and Welscher.
At Richmond (called; darkness)?
Richmond .... o 3 ? ? 1 O O O 1-5 7 6
i Petersburg . .. ?'{ ? O ? ? ? ? 2 0?o 1? o
Pat t cries?Sloan and Woerth: Austin and Lowe.
At Norfolk ?
Norfolk 1 ? u 2 1 1 t 1 x?7 1? 1
Portsmouth ...???????? ??? 2 2
Batteries?Burden and Stewart; Schwattjo and
St. Paul. 4: Milwaukee. 1.
Minneajwlis. 6: Kansas City, 5.
Columbus, 2: Louisville, 1.
Cleveland, 11; Indianapolis, 8.
Montgomery, li: New Orleans, 2.
Mobile, 5; Birmingham, ?!.
Chattanooga, ti: Memphis, 4 (first game).
Chattanooga, 6; Memphis, 2 (second game'.
Atlanta, 7; Nashville, ? (first game).
Nashville. 5; Atlanta, 4 (second game*.
Jacksonville. 2; Columbus. 1.
Charleston, ?i: Columbia. 1.
Savannah, G: Augusta. 2.
Macon, S: Albany, 7 (eleven iooingsi.
Pipp Goes to Rochester.
DETROIT, Mich., April 17.?Walter
Pipp, a recruit lirst baseman of tlie De
troit Americans, has been released to
the Rochester club of the International
League. Pipp was sent to Rochester
under the optional agreement clause.
His release comes after a conference be
tween President Navin of Detroit and
Manager CJanzel of Rochester, the latter
asking Navin to help him strengthen the
Rochester team, as several veteran? who
were on the club roster for 2914 Joined
the Federal League.
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Manager Mack Says They Will Have
Hard Task to Win This Year.
Almost everybody thinks that the Ath
letics are going to have an easy time
winning the American League pennant
this season except Connie Mack.
The crafty Athletic manager says that
he feared overconfidence on the part of
the players. Mack said: ' .uy men have
got to play ball, and some of them don't
seem to realize it. If we had the pitc hing
staff that some of the other clubs have
we might be able to take things easy, but
as our young pitchers are unknown quan
tities we've got to work hard to win."
Manager Mack seemed somewhat dis
appointed at the showing of his great
team up to the present time. "They are
not doing as well as they should," said
the manager of the world's champions.
"They did not hit in the spring series,
and they haven't been hitting nearly so
hard as they shoula. They are not down
to business by a long way. Everybody,
including the newspapers and the other
clubs, have been predicting that we will
win easily, but I do not think so. 1 be
lieve that we are in for the hardest tight
we have ever uad, and the only way we
can win is to go in and play our best.
"We won last year because Bender and
Plank were working all the time, help
ing out the young pitchers. This year it
is different. They are not ready yet. It
doesn't look as if they would help so
much in the early stages of the season.
"We will have to d"pend on the young
sters for the pitching, and they haven't
shown yet what they can do. The fact
that they did that last season doesn't
mean much. They have got to come
right through this season, and thus far
they have shown little. There are too
many other strong clubs this season to
sit back and say that we can win just
because a lot of people say that nobody
can beat us."
Manager Mack has released (.leorge
Brickley, the brother of Charley Brick
ley, thf Harvard foot ball star. Young
Brickley is an outfielder and will probably
go to the Tri-State League.
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