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* Peck's Addition Gives
Griff Sees Club in Flag Fight If Pitchers Hold Up?
Dugan and O'Rourke Go to Red Sox and
Miller and Acosta to Macks.
H r) EST infield in the country." This is Clark Griffith's estimate of
r~A the Nationals' inner works now that Roger Peckinpaugh has
been added to the roster, and there will be few dissenting voices
among the lan flock of the capital. As a result of the triangular trade
consummated last night whereby Peckinpaugh comes here, Washington's
prospects for proving a real contender in the American League race this
year have assumed an exceedingly rosy hue and entitle it to serious con
sideration tor pennant honors. Griff is not claiming the pennant. He
realizes flags are won on the diamond in a gruelling scnedule of 154 games
and not by paper teams, but he believes that if his pitchers hold up their
end the Washington team next season will make a better fight for the
gontalon than auv other local outfit, and this includes the second-place
entrie* of 1912 and 1913.
Contrary to the impression general
in the base ball world, at least out
side of this citv, Peckinpaugh will not
b# appointed manager of the tiam. It
is possible he may be griven the as
sigTiment as captain, a position he
tilled so acceptably with the cham
pion New York Yankees last season,
but the reins will be handled by some
one else whose identity has not yet
been disclosed. Griff has asserted
right along1 that Peck was not being
sought as a team leader, and today
reiterated this statement with em
phasis. but declined to name the man
he has in mind. He intimated an an
nouncement on this score would be
forthcoming"-within a few days. This
will b** taken by the fans to mean
that. Clyde Milan is ticketed for ele
\'ation to the duties recently relin
quished by George McBride.
Considering: the players involved in
the swop, it'may rightly be consid
ered as the most advantageous trans
action ever made by Clark Griffith in
his career of thirty-odd seasons in
the sport, and certainly the best he
has engineered in the eleven years he
has been a factor in local base ball
affairs. The deal, involving the trans
fer to Philadelphia of Bing Miller and
Joae Acosta for Joe Dugan and the
shifting' of the latter, alonr with
Prank O'Rourke, to Boston, in ex
BOSTpX. January 11?Hugh Duffy,
manager of the Boston American
League club, has expressed himself
as well pleased with the deal by
which the Red 8ox get Joe Dugan
and Frank O'Rourke.
"I am after a hitting club and Du
gan rounds out a team of sluggers
that Is sure to prove successful," he
said. "O'Rourke played shortstop fur
me when I was manager of the To
ronto Internationals, and I have al
ways been strong tor him."
change for Peck, should prove helpful
to eacli of the clubs concerned, but the
plugging of the hole existing at
shortstop here ia the most note
worthy accomplishment by far. It
makes the Nationals a real factor in
the hunt for the bunting, while the
outlook for wrecked Sox does not
appear to be Increased to any appre
ciable degree, and it will require more
than the players who go to Philadel
phia to haul the Athletics out of the
cellar they have occupied for seven
years hand-running.
Peck Is Great Shortstop
T*eckinpaugh is conceded by all au
thorities on the game to be one of the
four or five greatest shortstops now
in base ball. He not only is a danger
ous hitter, but covers as much ground
as any shorttielder in the country and
lias an arm of steel. This latter con
sideration alone means much to the
Nationals. A performer of Peck's
ability means that the value of Harris
at second and Shanks at third will be
increased immeasurably. They will
be able to confine themselves to their
own legitimate duties instead of edg
ing over to protect part of the terri
tory that a competent shortstop with
? strong whip can take care of with
out any assistance.
But Peck's value does not consist
solely in the mechanical perfection of
his fielding and the timeliness of his
hits. He is endowed to an unusual
extent with base ball brains and is
credited with being a natural leader.
Eliminating all other considerations,
the opinion may be ventured that
in Judge. Harris. Peckinpaugh and
Shanks the Nationals will boast the
smartest infield in the business, bar
none. It will average close to the 300
murk In hitting and will have to con
cede nothing to any other quartet in
fleldlng. l.ooka as if "best in the
country" just about sums it up.
Although no accurate information
can be obtained as to what considera
tion* aside from the players named
[were Involved in the transfer, it is
assured a considerable sum of cash
changed hands. Griffith today admit
ted money "figured." He declined to
state how much or who got it, but it
is apparent from the relative value of
the players included that a healthy
wad of cash was involved and that
the Washington club supplied it.
Griff's reply to inquiries regarding
the Hnanclal aspect of the trade was
that he is "not at liberty to dlacusa it.'
Really Miller for Peck
O'Rourke's only drawback?a weak
firm?proved su?*h a serious one that
no hope of Hi: air-tight defense could
!??- entertained so long: as lie had to j
!>?? depended on at short. With .Peck a
in his place the loss of Elackie can I
l?e totally disregarded, and Acosta, 1
although a game and skilled pitcher, j
was not of first-string caliber owing j
to lack of stamina, due to his di
minutive size, his principal asset be- i
insr his valu* as a re?cuer of falter
ing mates. This makes the trade to
all practiral purposes an even-up
swap of Miller for Peck?not losing
sight of- the hole madt In the local
treasury^ of course?and on this basis
Washington got the better of the ex
change to quite some extant, to put
it mildly. For the edification of the
fans the records of the two players
for last season are given herewith:
G. AB. R. H. TB.
P*ck 149 577 128 1H? 229
Miller 114 4*0 57 121 192
2B. 3B. HR. 8H. SB, RRF. BB. 60. CS. Pet.
25 T 8 33 2 71 84 44 2 .288
28 8 9 17 3 71 23 50 4 .288
Tt Is a rather remarkable coinci
dence that in two of the most im
portant departments of play?the
batting average and runs-responsi
ble-for, which means runs batted in-^
the two players should have identi
cal figures. It is noteworthy that,
although participating in thirty-five
fewer games than Peckinpaugh.
^filler made three more doubles, one
more triple and one more home run
than Peck. Miller is the better hit
ter of the two, so far as distance
attained is concerned, and it is large
ly because of Bing's slugging ability
that Grililth was loath to give him up.
In other respects Miller is not so
valuable. Neither he nor Peck can
qualify aa a speed demon on the
bases, but Rajah is a far better waiter
at the plate than Miller and com
pletely outclasses him In the bunting
department, while being muoh less
prone to strike out. $o far as bat
ting In runs is concerned, it must
be considered that Miller. In the
clean-up position In the batting or
der. had players like Judge. Milan
and Rice coming up ahead of him.
men who were constantly bringing
about the possibility of making a
wallop productive, while Peck, ap
pearing second la t|>? batting order,
had to depend to a certain extent
on his catcher or pitcher to sat th?
stage for him.
Peck Is Native of Ohio
Peckinpaugh is a native of Wooster,
Ohio, where he was born thirty years
ago. lie makes his home in Cleve
land. where he signed his first major
league contract in 1910, with nothing
but sandlot experience. He was
farmed out in May of that year to
New Haven and recalled in August
after attaining a batting average of
.255 for 101 games. The following
year he was with the Portland club of
the Pacific Coast League, where he
bettered his hitting mark of the pre
vious season by three points, and was
recalled at the close of the season.
TIfs first real season as a major
leaguer was with Cleveland in 1912,
when in 61) games he hit for .212.
He was traded to New York for
Strang and Lelivelt in May of the
following year, when in 06 games
he boosted his figures to .268. In*
157 games in 1914 he had a batting
record of .223, and was manager of
the club from September 12 to the
close of the season, finishing out the
term of Frank Chance, the one-time
"peerless leader" of the Cubs, who
fllvvered In his effort to repeat with
the Highlanders the success he
achieved in Chicago.
Peck took part in 143 games In
1915 and batted .220. and in the same
number of contents the following
season hit for .223. He achieved a
percentage of .280 In US games in
1917, but in the "war year"" of 1918,
when the hitters generally held the
upper hand through poor pitching, he
fell off in his stickwork to .221.
Peck's best season with the flail was
in 1919. when he rang up a mark
of .305 for 122 games. He turned
in the respectable flgures of .270 for
139 games in 1920, and last season
improved on this by compiling a per
centage of .288 for 149 games.
Peck has a life time batting aver
age of .254, as is shown by the fol
lowing flgures covering the ten sea
sons he has spent In the American
AB. B. H. TB. SH. 8B. Pet.
Pc-k 1.288 4,780 ??8 1.31T 1,614 1M 15* .284
CLEVELAND, Ohio, January 11.?
"If 1 am able to plug that gap at
shortstop. Washington ought to do
pretty well in the American League
race next season." declared Roger
Peokinpaugh when informed that the
deal which makes hiin a member of
the Nationals had been completed.
"It'e great news, and I certainly
am happy." Feckinpaugh continued.
"I am pleased that Washington did
not give up First Baseman Joe Judge
to get me from Boston, as I regard
him one of the best In the game."
Browni Seek Training Site.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., January 11.?Selec
tion of a spring training camp was
the object of Bob Quinn. business
manager of the St Louis Americans,
who was en route to the south today.
Mobile, Ala., and Lake Charles, La.,
were on his Itinerary.
Peerless Athletic Club will meet to
night at Immaculate Conception Hall.
Rth and N streets, to discuss plans
for the base ball season. All members
aro to report at 8 o'clock.
Columbia Prep Athletlo Club la to
? meet tomorrow night at 714 11th
etreet. Ail member* and bora dealrtaff
tt jffln nmtflt it $
CHICAGO. January 10.?The annual
spring meeting of olub owners of the
American League will be held here on
February 12, Ban Johnson, president
of the league, announced today. One
of the most Important questions to
come before the meeting will be the
draft. The advisory council's reeent
decision to set a <7,500 price for
drafted players to induce the minors
to agree to It will be passed on by
the owners. The National League
owner* facing a similar problem,
will meet to New Tork in February.
Adoption of a schedule for 1921 will be
one of the principal matters to be
taken up by the director* of the Pa*
oiflc Coast League when It meets here
next Uonday. Last year the schedule
ran twenty-six weeks, bat It was pro
posed that in 1922 the season take up
twenty-eight weeks or more.
Another matter eoming up will be
the question of accepting the graft
system with an increased price of
*7,500 for ball players called by the
major leagues. According to bass ball
men here, J, Cal Ewing, owner of the
Oakland club, is the only owner on
the circuit who favors adoption of the
Ends Winter Grid Practice..
PHILADELPHIA. January 11.?
Winter foot ball practice at Penn
sylvania has been abandoned. Bo few
men showed interest enough to come
out that Cojah. John w.
Nationals "Best Infield in Country?G. U. Five Plays Tomorrow I
NEW YORK. January 11.?Johnny Burt's time limit expires today. He
named this date as the limit of his patience. His stipulation was
that any one of these lighting bantams who want to win the
championship could cause him to delay his projected trip to Kurope?
January 15?and defend his title by guaranteeing him $3?,000 as his end
of the purse.
Harry Neary, Midget Smith's man
ager, bit the other day to the extent j
of a certified check for S25.000 and I
Leo Flynn came across with a scrap j
of paper worth $30,000 in behalf ot
Harold Farese. But Buff and his I
manager merely raised their eye
brows. They had said thirty-five |
thousand, hadn't they? So Neary got
leary and Flynn got mad. So far as
they were concerned, they said. Bull
could go to Europe and stay there.
Apparently Insure* Trip.
There is hardly a chance that any
manager will attempt to raise Neary's
bid. Therefore every one can begin
to think whether he will send Buff
thermos bottles, fruits or flowers as
farewell gifts. It is plain enough
that Buff wanted nothing to ?tand
in the way of his European vacation
trip. A fight for the bantamweight
championship might draw fifty-odd
thousand dollars gross and it might
not. Anyway, even at the best figure,
a fighter who guaranteed Buff $35,000
would not make much money out of
the arrangement. And how about the
promoter? The privilege of getting
into the ring with Johnny BulT these
days is about as costly as a national
war debt.
Since men who know more than a
little about the fighting game are of
the opinion that Benny Leonard is far
from his best against a left-handed
boxer, there would seem to be color
in the stories that whoever Benny
meets in the three championship bouts
CHICAGO, January 11.?Bane ball
players after Ave months of idleness
need two workout* daily to reap the
benefits of spring: training, manager
Killefer of the Chicago Nationals said.
In announcing1 the discarding of the
one-practlce-a-rfay system.
Two years ago, Fred Mitchell, then
manager of the Cubs, Introduced the
system of one practice dally. It was
retained last season by Johnny Evers.
\*hen the Cuba start training at
Catalina Island Killefer will order
practice morning and afternoon.
One of the training stunts, Killefer
?aid. will be climbing "Sugar Loaf"
rook, on the side of which steps have
|>een constructed. The distance is
more than 200 feet. Climbing these
steps, Killefer believes, will aid the
players In sharpening their wind.
"It will also aid them in eating
about four meals a day," commented
one of the players.
CHICAGO, January 11.?Tentative
plans for an intercity meet between
Chicago and Milwaukee schoolboy Ice
skaters have been drawn up and city
officials responsible hoped that the
contests could be broadened to in
clude' teams from New York and
Preliminary tests have been held at
all Chicago playgrounds and semi
finals will be held in eight sections
Saturday, with finals on January 21.
The New Tork .team will come west
about February 25.
At a meeting to arrange details of
tb? Milwaukee-Chicago meet, J. H.
Gurley, director of athletics in the
Milwaukee public schools, extended
the Cleveland and New York Invita
BOSTON, Mass., January 11.?Ed
mund Lamy of Saranac Luke defeat
ed Bobby McLean, professional ice
skating champion of this country, in
a one-mile event at the arena last
night In the one-half and one
quarter mile events McLean finished
first, with Lamy second. The time of
the mile was 2:41, the half mile 1:13
and the quarter mile 35 seconds.
RICHMOND, Va., January 11.?A
one-year-residence rule adopted by the
Virginia-North Carolina Intercollegiate
Athletic Association, formed hare yes
terday, As expected to bar tramp ath
letes from colleges affiliated with the
new organization. A proposed fresh
men rule gained much support, but was
not adopted. Charter members of the
association are Lynchburg, Hampden
Sidney. William and' Mary. Randolph
Macon and University of Richmond in
Virginia, and Klon. Guilford, Wake
Forest and Davidson in North Caro
.wDr TF"..W-.?oiawrisht> President of
^?University of Richmond, Wan
elected PresldAt; prof. a. L. Hook of
president, and Trustee F.
McWane, Lynchburg, secretary
lie is to fight tills winter. Lew Tendlrr |
will not !i(iur<> in any of thein. |
Benny's manainr has said thai the
champion would never meet Tendler
because of the southpaw's action in
claiming Leonard's $.1,000 forfeit
when he withdrew from his I'hila- I
delphia engagement against Leftv I
Lew last summer. Of course. Billy
Gibson has made other declarations'
which he has seen fit to discard?|
notably with respect to Rlckard. But
with Tendler, it is believed he will
stand pat.
Bonny likes a man who stands in
front of him with his left hand out.
Fighting a guy of that sort Leonard
can box by the card. Against south
paw sparring partners, while train- i
ing for Tendler last summer, Leonard i
found that he h*d to lead with his
ri?,-ht. which threw him all out of]
K>"ar. Since Tendler's left is the samel
as another man's right, and since he j
can crash it in with stunning: force,!
Leonard isn't anxious to handicap
himself by adaptftig his stjle to meet j
a left-hander. Benny should win. of i
course. Tt^e point is h,- would be tuk- I
ing chances.
Hartley Muddrn and Gene Tnnneyi
are both getting a lot of good prac
tice for their bouts against Fred Ful
ton and Battling Levinsky. respec
tively, next Friday night. They are
working out together at Harry Mc
Cormick'3 farm in New Jersey and
walloping each other every day in
sturdy fashion.
(Copyright, 1921'. >
TRKNTO.V X. J., January 11.?
Among the bills introduced in the
legislature, which opened yesterday,
was one by House Majority Leader i
Evans of Passaic that aims to amend ]
the state boxing law by limiting the
price of admissions to boxing bouts to
<15. providing that the prices of seats
shall be published in the newspaper
two days in advance of the bout and
requiring that referees and other offi
cials conducting a match must be
residents of New Jersey for at least
three years.
Foley Whips Wiggins.
NEW ORLEANS, La., January 11.?
Harry Foley of Hot Springs, was
Clven a decision over "Chuck" Wig
gins of Indianapolis, In a sensational
fifteen-round bout last night. They
are light-he&vyweights.
Restricts Boxing Officials.
NEW YORK, January 11.?The state
boxing commission has adopted a rule
that no official or employe of any club
may accept money from anv boxer
or wrestler or their managers, for
publicity or any other purposes.
Dundee Shades Fitzgerald.
PHILADELPHIA, .tanuarv 11 ?
Johnny Dundee. New York, junior
lightweight champion, easily outpoint-1
ed Whitey Fitzgerald, Philadelphia,
in an eight round bout last night.
Soccer double-headers will be play
ed on the Monument grounds on Sun
days until the middle of April by
teams of the District Soccer League,
organized last night. Franchises were
granted the Washington Soccer Club,
the Georgetown Harlems, the British
embassy eleven and the Rangers. A
scheduled meeting will be held next
J. Leadbetter of the Harlems was
elected president of the league. Jack
Knight was named secretary-treasur
Central High's soccer team could
not cope with the heavier and more
experienced eleven of the Galthers
burg (Md.) High School on the Mount
Pleasant pitch pesterday and suffered
a 4 to 1 defeat. G. Walker, R. Walker
and White did the scoring for the vis
itors in the first half. Williams
counted for Central In the last period
Central is to play the Henry-Polk
School team tomorrow and an all
star scholastic combination Friday.
Both contests will be decided in the
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SAN FRANCISCO. January 11.?
ban Francisco Elks are to send their
champion bowling team to Chicago
next month to enter the national
bowling tourney to be held by the
lodge. The local team holds the Pa
cific coast and state Elk titles.
After competing at Chicago the
team. *ill go tQ Toledo. Ohio, to
compete in an American Bowling
Congress championship.
ANN ARBOR. Mich.. January 11.?A
proposal to invite the Intercollegiate
Association of Amateur Athletes of
America to hold its 1922 or 1923 meet
on Ferry field here *is being consider
ed by athletic authorities of the Uni
versity of Michigan, according to
Fielding H. Yost, athletic director. A
decision is expected in a few days.
The association has indicated it
might accept such an invitation as a
part of its program to expand the
organization and stage competition in
partK of the country other than the
Michigan is well prepared to handle
such an event, boasting, among other
facilities, one of the" fastest tracks in
tlie country.
Harvard to Offer Stadium.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.. January 11.?
Harvard University will invite the
Intercollegiate Association of Ama
teur Athletes of America to hold its
annual championship track and fleld
games in the stadium again next May.
Payson Rowe. undergraduate man
ager of the Crimson track team, made
this statement.
The suggestion that these annual
games be held on a middle western
fleld found favor with Harvard au
thorities. but it was said that the
Crimson would offer its facilities
again and let the association decide
when her it wished to change the
games from east to west this year.
Koji Yamada. Japanese cue
champion, and George Sutton, hand
les? player, completed their two-day
18.2 balkllne billiard exhibition at.
Sherman's Academy yesterday, with
the Jap on the better end of the
968-676 score resulting from the four
blocks of play.
Yamada, who entered yesterday's
play with a. 137-point advantage, ran
the matinee block of 250 points in
six innings while Sutton was scoring
28. At night, Yamada took thirteen
inninga to outpoint Sutton, 250 to
William. Parsons and Clive Rich
mond will meet at the Grand Central
Academy tonight at 8 o'clock in a
match to determine the winner of
the second prize in the city pocket
billiard championship tournament.
Hen Henshaw, another contender for
the runner-up poaltion. was elimi
nated last night by Parsons in a 100
to 36 match.
Will Plan Harness tfeets.
CLEVELAND. January 11.?Officials
or the Lake Erie and Ohio short-ship
circuits, which comprise the half-mile
i tracks in Ohio, Pennsylvania and
1 West Virginia, were in session here
today planning for the coming sea
I son.
Skating Stars Hatched.
ST. PAUL. Alinn.. January 11 ?
Everett McGowan of St. Paul and
Norval Baptie, Bathgate. N. D.. have
i^e/=i,m5tc to meet in a series of
ice skating races here on January 22.
Pittsburgh Wins at Hockey.
PITTSBURGH, January 11 The
Sotir nUM hockey team defeated the
last night * Montreal. 6 to 4.
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Winning* the high school basket ball
championship this sea-son is not go
ing: to be a particularly easy task for
any on? member of the league. Four
teams inauguarted the annual series
yesterday at the Coliseum and the
quality of their play indicated that
any is liable to step out and grab a
game during the struggle for the
laurels. *
Business and Tech went through a
hearty tussle in the first match and
the latter really was fortunate in
getting the better end of a 27-to-23
count. In the nightean the green
Western quint gave the highly touted
Centralites about all they cared to
handle. The Blue and White was
pleased to hear the final whistle that
assured them of a. 29-to-19 victory.
, Brilliant individual play rather than
j team work was responsible for Tech's
success. Without lanky Bill Supplee.
the Manual Trainers probably would
have trailed the Stenographers, for
the latter clearly outplayed their op
ponents on the floor. But the red
thatched Tech-center was everywhere
about the court, and any time he
I neared the basket seemed able to
i pocket the ball
> In Connor, Business introduced a
snappy forward as a substitute for
Barrett, and the youngster mude life
miserable for the Techs. Walker also
played well for Business. He proved
good at feeding the ball to hit* mates
and gave the best exhibition of the
matinee at shooting from the foul
line, caging nine of thirteen tosses.
The Central-Western engagement
was productive of startling form re
versals. The big Mount Pleasant
quint, because of early successes, re
garded as best among the scholastics,
performed sluggishly, while Western,
whose green team had been taking
trouncings regularly, was quite ag
gressive. The boys from the west side
of Rock creek kept Central on its
toes from the start, and in the final
quarter played rings around the Blue
and White. Frisby, at center, per
formed particularly well for West
ern. Dey and McFadden were best
of the victors.
The official scores:
Tech (27k Positions. Business <23).
McCnrtnick Feft forward Walker
Aubinoe Right forward Barrett
Supplee Tenter Dennis
Shanks Left guard Clark
Hotise Right guard ...Smith
Goals from flor?Auhinoe (2). McCortui?*k.
Qnesada ?2), Supplee (6?. Barrett. Connor (4).
Dennis ?2?. Goals from fouls?Shanks, f?, in
13; AValker. 9. in 13. Substitutions: Tech?
Harwood for Aubinoe. Price for Harwood.
Qoesada for McCopniek. Business?Connor for
Barrett. Referee?Fuller < Y. M. C. A.).
Umpire?Hughes. Time of quarters?10 min
Central (29.). Positions. Western (10).
Dey Xeft forward Weedon
i Birthright Right forward ... Woerner
McFadden ('enter Frisby
Buckler Left guard Kent
A. Johnson Right guard Baird
Goals from floor?Birtl.right (4), Dey (.4)*
McFadden <41. A. Johnson. Weedon. Jeffreys
(2t. Frisby (3>. Baird. Goals from fouls?
McFadden. 3. in 6; Frisby, 5. in 12: Kent,
I 0. in 1. Substitutions: Central?Harper for
j Birthright. Birthright for Dey. De.v for Mc
| Fadden. Western?Lamar for Woerner. Jeff
j res# for Weedon, Thomas for Baird. Turner
for Kent. Referee?Hughes. 1'mpire?Fuller
(V. M. C. A.). Time of quarters?10 minutes.
John Duffy demand* a JiO.ooo guar
antee to fight Smith for the bantam
weight title.
Meet St. Joseph's of Philadelphia in Opener?Wil
liam and Mary Quint, Loser to George Washing
ton, Plays Gallaudet Today.
GEORGETOWN' UNIVERSITY'S basket ball season will oven at_.
Kyan gymnasium tomorrow night, when the Blue and Gray tossers
take the court against the quint from St. Joseph's College of Phil- ,
adelphia. The Georgetown squad has been drilling industriously since '
early last month, under the direction of Capt. Joe O'Connell, rangy center.
A number of veterans have been available at the Hilltop, so a sturdy team
can be expected to step out for play at 8:30 o'clock.
('M-)VKLANIJ. January 11.?A
a>nd!cnte of Ctevelandera la Mid
to i?e ia the market for the Boston
American League team.
Sam Peutach, prominent local
MporlMman, left here la?t night for
\ew York to confer with Presl
dent Harry Fraxee of the Red Son.
Malt J. Illnkle, well known ref
eree and fight promoter, who made
an effort to purehaiie the dub aev
?-ral yean ago, aiao la aald to be
one of the syndicate.
.MIDDLKTOWN. f"onn.. January 11.? j
Basket ball is being killed by too :
much scoring from fouls, in the opin- '
ion of I ?r. Kilgar Fauver. head of the'
Wesltxan I'niversity athletic depart-'
rnent. and president of the Society of
Physical Directors in Colleges. in
order to put new life into basket
ball, he says, there should be a new
scoring system, which would make
it Impossible for a team to win on
points scored 011 fouls alone.
He would increase the score for a
goal from the floor to three points,
that for a personal foul to two points,
and allow one point for goals from
technical fouls.
Dr. Fuuver said today. "There may
be danger in calling too many foul*,
from the spectator's viewpoint, but
the real ev il now is the possibility of
a team which is outplayed on the1
floor winning if one player is an j
expert foul shooter. Dribbling under]
the new scoring would be abolish*"! ;
except preparatory 10 shooting a goal
from the floor, and we would be as- J
sured of a faster passing game." I
Hyattsville High School is coming
to town tomorrow for a second fling
at Western's basket ball team, and
the Marvlanders expect to hang an
other scalp on their belt. I^ast month
the Hyattsville quint entertained the
Westerners and gave them a trounc
ing. Since then Hyattsville h is been
bowling over Maryland teams regu
larly and right now appears to be 1
at top form. Tomorrow's game will j
be played at Western gymnasium, j
starting at 4 o'clock.
St. John's, which is scheduled to 1
visit Episcopal High School, near
Alexandria, this afternoon, will be
captained by Richard O'Connor, a
Washington boy. elected yesterday.
The new leader plays at right guard.
Regulars named for other positions
with the quint are Bielaski. left
forward; Morris, right forward; Trot
ter. center, and Brazzerol. left guard.
Eastern, which is to make its debut
in the high school league series Fri
day, again found Gonzaga High a
troublesome opponent. Playing in
Gonzaga gymnasium yesterday, the
Capitol Hill boys fancied they had
turned the tables on the I Streeters.
who beat Eastern by a point in their
first meeting, but in the last two
minutes of play. Gonzaga rallied and
struggled to a 2.") to 1*3 victory. I
Baskets by Huruey. Mills and Far
rington turned the trick.
At Coliseum?George Washington.
24; William and Alary, 21.
At Chattanooga. Tenn.?Camp Ben
ning. 36: Chattanooga l'., 16.
At Spartanburg. S. C.?Spartan
burg Y. sr. C A., 34; Clemson, 11.
At Princeton?City College of New
York, 26; Princeton. 24.
At Brooklyn. N. Y.?Niagara L". 28;
Crescent A. C., 24.
Heads Harvard Bowing.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.. January 11.?
, Dr. R. Heber Howe has been ap
pointed supervisor of Harvard row
; ing for the ensuing year. He was
. coxswain of three victorious Harvard
, crews and was graduated in 1901.
Home racing on the ice is a popular I
pastime at several New England I
j points. I
Florence, the husky gridiron star,
and Zaaalli may be started at the for
ward positions. Flavin, an exception
ally good forward, has been practic
ing and may break into the game, de
spite a desire on the part of the ath-'?*
letie authorities that the foot ball*!
player take a well deserved rest. _
O'Connell, of course, will be at center.
The guards will be drafted from the
new material.
(iallaudft will have to look to its
laurels this afternoon when it plays
William and Mary at Kendall Grw;*.
at 4:30. The Indians put up a plucky f
fight against George Washington aty
the Coliseum last night, and had 1**
not been for Gude Gosnell's tosejfcf
from the foul line the Hatchetitew
would have been drubbed. The locals*
although outpointec, 18 to 14. from
scrimmage, won. 24 to 21, thanks to
ten successful free tosses by Gosnell
in sixteen tries. The visitors got only
three points in eleven chances from
15-foot mark.
The Indians were somewhat slow in
getting under way, but once they
found themselves they easily pene
trated the Hatchetite defense. Of the
locals Gosnell and ('apt. Daily played
ihe best games. Cook was the star of
the visitors.
In a preliminary engagement the
Congress Heights Yankees defeated
the Collegians. 62 to IT,
Jn the Piney Branch neighborhood
a lot of ambitious youngsters have
organized a basket ball team thai,
according to players, can take tb*
pleasure of any other District quint
in the 110-pound division. These ?
Piney Branch boys style themselves
the Cinco Juniors and they are ready *
to show their "smoke" to any as- i
pirant to the city title in their class. ?
The Cincos now are booking engag*-- >
menls. Teams desiring action should ,
telephone Manager Willis Furey. ?
Adams 311, after 6:30 p.m.
Kendall School quint is casting \
about for games with teams In the ;
110-120 pound class. Send chal- i
lenges to the manager at Kendall
Green. ^
Arlington Athletic Club will play f
the Manhattans at Eastern High
gymnasium tonight. The game will .
start at 8:30 o'clock.
Epiphany Junior* scored their ?
fourteenth straight victory in a 30
to-7 encounter with Diamond Athletic t
Club. Dean, who made eight scrim
mage goals, starred for the winners.
l.nSalle Athletic* Club *ants gam*-*
with IC.-110 pound tennis. Send chal
lenges to J. J. Kelly. 13o7 Emerson .
street northeast, or_ telephone Lin
coln after 5 p7rn:.~""r"
Wnuhlnfton Arrows and Metropoli
tans will he opponents tonight at the
Palace court. They wiH awing into
action at 7:30.
Peck Athletic Club took the meas
ure of the Stantons in a 19-to-lO en
gagement. Robinson did some good
goal shooting for the victors.
Harrlshurg Apprentice Reserves
were rather troublesome to the Sen
ate Preps in a 17-to-13 game. Pep
per. Senate forward, made several
sensational goals. '
Pnrk View ran rough-shod over
Epiphany, winning O0-to-l*>. Lang
ford and Jermaine starred for the
Epiphany Center found the De
Molay five an easy proposition in a
41 -to-15 encounter. Wilbur and
Jones were best of the Epiphany
Capital Sllenta shot their way to a
28-tol0 victory over the new V. M.
H. A. quint. Scott performed in
brilliant manner for the Silents.
Webb's food shooting enabled the
Wilson Normal Midgets to beat the
Central High Flyweights. 30 to 18.
Cohen did well for the losers.
Arrow Athletic Club pointed the
way to the Tigers in a 22-to-14
match. Sattey proved to be a re
markable Tiger tamer.
Trojan Athletic Club, a 70-pound
quint, wants games. Telephone chal
lenges to Manager Paul Bowdler,
Lincoln 2209.
Elliott Athletic Club took two
games, beating the Roamer Reserves
27 to 17, and the Little Quincy quint
34 to 15.
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