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i Milan Takes Charge of Augmented Squad at Tampa: PhenomsLacking at Training Camps
NO CHANGES IN ROUTINE WILL BE MADE BY PILOT Intends to Follow Same Mode As Inaugurated by! His Boss?Zachary Signs Contract After L Long Confab?Johnson Reports. f,; BY DENMAN THOMPSON. ' I - AMPA, Fla., March 6.?Spring training for the Nationals assumed a | new phase today with the arrival of a number of regulars to aug ment the ranks of rookies who have been here for a week, and with brand-new director on the job in the person of Jesse Clyde Milan, who y hails from Tennessee, works in Washington and makes his home in Texas. I " Milan arrived last night from Hot Springs, Ark., looking trim in figure from his two weeks' course of treatment at the spa and particularly youth- 1 .ful considering the fact he will be thirity-five (or is it thirty-seven?) the - 25th of this month. No radical departures from the i routine Of preparation usually pre lit mm <inftmen are planned by Milan. He lias no new-fangled iiotions or theories on the condition Ins of athlefes to try out. or, if he .T'11' " keeping his own counsel! about them, for the initial drill this I VLg WBaw"V no rcsPect different i Iro n those which have been held here daily for the past week, with the ex ception that the batting practice was necessarily lengthened by the fact that there are more performers on hand now to participate in it. Agree on All High Point*. . Having spent the last ten of the sixteen seasons he has been a bis league performer?all with Washing M^Lth,P- Za.K~un'ler the direction C lark CirifTith and been for many I jear.s a sort of ex-offlcio member of the board of strategy, it is only, that Milan should share t.riff s views on all major points and to a great extent follow the Gritilth lan system of training. In only one respect do they differ regarding preliminary work, and that is the amount of daily toil advisable for the athletes. Griff always has been a stickler for two drills a day morning and afternoon, and until fc.orge McBride took charge last ?pring this was the regular schedule. Jlilan believes one a day is.sufficient end an evidence that Zeb Is to be the Jeure enough boss may be found in the .f.ict that the order for if already has ? been promulgated. "71w,? work?uts a day may be al < right for camps situated farther north ^?Jnpa?' Milan said in discussing the subject at breakfast today, "but J believe one is sufficient here. The bit in this section is heavier, due to tnoisture in It, than at Augusta for instance, and as a rule, the sun is so "ndafternoon that it takes a ii-i gimp*out of you. My own ex perience here lias been that if I jump, ed in and worked hard in the morning .^'Pretty well fagged out If I attempted a second session, and if' Mril f'l,1 cas>' in the morning the) earl> drill would do me little good for th f."?Ul<1 dfprive me ?r ror the afternoon work, with the re beneflt3fro Woul1'tl,Kvt a maximum of benefit from neither. Well practice iii the mornings only, at least for a "nil 1 sec how the bovs are If ,hey seem to need or'f.they will get it." Milan said he was highlv gratified to And all members of the early squad <r ongratulat ed' e'traTner | arms fn camp!'1'11 th"e ?? -^l Johnson and Family Arrive. i??'aIter Johns?n arrived this morn ing. accompanied by Mrs lohnaTr. ?nd their three sons. Bob i^Motte al* I" fr?m ?'8 winter headquar seJL L !*?naab'xq*l Johnson as good shape physically and expects to have no trouble get ting into con<Hti?h.t? pitch, although l?? fSM011n 6 ball work since last fall. Barney corrected the Im pression that 1 ? had sold all his prop erty in Kansas and intended to lo :al? Permanently in either Nevada or Washington. He said he had dis it^i? /!ne. of hIs farms and the Jtock on it. but that he would con tinue to make Coff.yviile his home i the off-season. LaMotte allows as how he is pre ?rw?.,to p"' "p !l "Kht for the berth Li" i 7 in fielder. He admitted lie I [ j loafed all winter, but said he >ad plenty of company in that re peat in Savannah, which has been >ard hit liy the industrial depression is Is indicated by the fact that sev fral banks there failed in the period If a few months. Sam Rice, who came here a week irlier than he was due. with the innounced purpose of dividing his ,ime between a nearby orange grove ??-ned by a relative, and fishing ex editions, had his plans altered by si^!'^eier?.i who has decreed tfaily batting practice for Rice and Harris, too. They will have their ?afternoons free, however, Sam for ?tbe use of rod and reel and Stanley ^?r the employment of brassie and -^>utter. ? Zmrh l.lku VHr> Cigars. , Zachary, who got in last ^fight gave Urifflth quite a bat tle before his salary for this ^*.-ason was agreed upon. Thev were closeted in the president's room for "priearly four hours. Both were smil-j Mng w-hen they emerged shortly before I Aiiidnight. but all Jezebel would sav I itwa-* that he had smoked a lot of W.rif; s good cigars during the confer jen cp. * Rice. Erickson and Bluege, the only Jglayers who entrained at Washington Saturday morning, arrived late yes terday afternoon and they were ac companied by Carl Thoner. the demon! MOGRIDGE IS SIGNED; ALL REGULARS IN LINE TAMPA, Flo., March 8.?Gforge Mogridsf, thf laxt of the WRUlars of the WaahlnirtoB ball rlib, li In line. The southpaw hurler, who led the National*' staff last sea?on, oame to terms today after a short session with President ("lark t'al Ivin Griffith. Only Plclnlch and Bush are unsigned and they are Mecond-Mtrlnjper.H. | photographer, who plans to spend a I week "shooting:" the athletes in ac i tion in his inimitable fashion and making a survey of the Volstead en ! forceraent act situation in this sec I tion. Milan boarded their train at j Jacksonville. Mogridge and Goebel, J who left Washington Saturday after-; noon, checked in shortly before mid-! night. After church in tl e morning Sun- I day was spent by the athletes accord ing to their various inclinations. Some J went fishing, others played golf or, motored to points of interest in the vicinity. The sjrcease from work had1 no adverse effect on their appetites, I however. RUTH SIGNS CONTRACT AT A BANKER'S SALARY HOT SPRINGS. Ark., March 5.? Babe Ruth, home run king, has sign ed a contract for five years calling for "a bank president's salary," Col. Huston of the New York Americans has announced. The flip of a coin Is said to have decided the salary dis pute in Ruth's favor. The agreement was reached when Col. Huston received word from his partner. Col. Jake Ruppert, to go ahead and c lose the transaction. During the conversations between Ruth and Huston there was a wide difference of opinion-. Both made compromises, but despite repeated arguments they still were far from a settlement. "Then we'll match a penny to see whether I get it, or whether I don't," was Ruth's proposal, and they match ed. Ruth won. Ruth has requested the Yankees' owners to keep the salary agreed upon a secret, it was declared today by Col. liuston. Between $50,000 and $79,000. NEW YORK. February 6.?The contract which Babe Ruth signed with Col. Huston at Hot Springs was reported here as calling for a salary of $50,000 to $75,000 a year, and a bonus of $500 for each home run. It is understood among base ball men here that Ruth's salary last year was $25,000, and that he got $15,000 ! in bonuses. i Fifteen years ago Ruth, who is i now to receive such a munificient j stipend, was the despair of his teachers j at a school in Baltimore. Babe, they said, couldn't do any one thing one half so good as he could play base ball. They were trying to teach him j cigar making and every time a les son in filling and wrapping was to be given Babe was out somewhere batting flies to the boys. Now he is, potentially, the wealthiest base ball player of all and admits he doesn't know the difference between a Ha vana and a domestic cigar. HURLER QUITS MINING TO PITCH FOR BRAVES BOSTON, March 6.?Base ball is more profitable than coal mining, and | so Charley Paul of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, has put away his pick | and is now hastling to St. Peters- j burg, Fla., with the Boston Nationals ? in the hope that he may pitch for Fred Mitchell's Braves during the coming season. Paul is twenty-three years old. Stowed away in his suit case is a record of sixteen games ; won and four lost as a twirler for the Waterford. N. S., team in a three- | cornered professional league last season. Date Set for Begatta. The annual regatta of the Pacific International Tachtini? Association> will be held at Seattle, Wash., July i 24 to 31. Taste is a matter of tobacco quality We state it as our honest belief that the tobaccos used in Chesterfield are of finer quality (and hence of better taste) than in any other cigarette at the price. USSftt & Mjcrj Ttbacca C*. - . <*>?>? ?3^ Chesterfield CIGARETTES of Turkish and Domestic tobaccos?b/ntfarf jH &M McGRAW NEARS RECORD FOR SUCCESSIVE TITLES I I __ MANAGER McGRAW, who lias added considerable strength to the team that won the National League flag and the world title dur ing the 1921 campaign, is confident that he has the material to carry him over the same path in the coming season. He thinks the "hand" he has iust filled will win easily. The Giants were the last of the Na tional League championship winners to repeat a victory from one season to anotther. They won the pennant of their organization In 1911, 1912 and 1913. In 1914 the championship was won by Boston, in 1915 by Philadelphia, In 1916 by Brooklyn, in 1917 by New York, in 1918 by Chicago, In 1919 by I Cincinnati, fcnd in 1920 by Brooklyn.i If the Giants can win in 1922 they will retain the honor which they now hold of being successive annual win ners. Twice since 1913 the Brooklyns have been champions of the National League, but the winning of the first pennant was separated from that of the second by four years. Since 1909 Chicago. New York and Brooklyn have been the only National League teams to win a championship more than once. Mclirtw la Near Record. If the Giants can win the pennant in 1922 their manager will have a rec ord in base ball which is unsurpassed. In 1904 and 1905 the Giants won pen nants in succession under his guid ance. They won in 1911, 1912 and 1915. They also won in 1917, but were urv able to repeat in 191S, although they were first much of the latter year. If they can win In 1922 they will have as a club a record of three pennants in succession, two records of two pen nants in succession and a record of one lone pennant in 1917. It would not displease the manager of the team if he could retire with that record, al though it is not his intention to retire until he has acquired all the cham pionships that he can and retain his activity. While he is not directing on i the field in uniform as he has been in the past, he is an alert and active figure on the bench in civilian garb. ? With the strength which he has established around him and willing to go as far as any other club or farther to better his team, the manager of the Giants now has a chance to make a championship record in the National League, not only better than that which he has?and it is the best?but so much better than that of any other team that for years to come the Giants will predominate as recordholders and it may be added that result will not In the least be distasteful to the manager. GLENN KILLINGER SEEMS TO BE GETTING SMALLER NEW ORLEANS, March ft.?Phil lekraek. the Yukw poaatkerptr. rcfnrd to rceofBhr Glenn KJIlln (tr when he presented hlmaelf at the hall park here. "No, aire*. Yon can't hid me that war," Phil afcanted when Fred Hofmann pointed oat the Penn State atar. "I aaw Killlnger play at the Polo Groanda. when he threw a whole Golden 1'ornado for n loaa, and that little fellow ain't the aame bird." "Yea. It la,'' aaaerted Hofmann. "Then who cat him In half queried Phil. BERRY, GIANT RECRUIT, HERO AT TEXAS FIRE SAN ANTONIO, Tex., March 6 ? Howard Berry, former all-around star athlete at the University of Pennsylvania and now one of Mc Graw's squad of infielders, staged a movie thriller of his own here. lie was on his way to the Giants' hotel when he saw flames attacking .a two story boarding house near the center of the city. The tiremen had not ar rived. Berry, making his way to a second-story room, found an aged woman helpless in her bed. There upon Howard, who used to toss fifty-six-pound weights carelessly about when he was a student, hoist ed the woman into his arms and car ried her to safety. The house was burned to the ground. TWO SIGN WITH RICHMOND. I.YNCHBURG, Va.. March 6.?De deker Shaner, catcher, and Jack Layne, outfielder, with the Klks' team here last year, have signed with the Richmond team of the Virginia League. DOMINICAN CLUB PLANS BUSY SANDLOT SEASON Dominican Lyceums are planning carefully for their base ball cam paign this year. Manager John W. McDermott has signed many of the players who were with the southwest nine last season and is about to pro cure several new ones, who have starred with other District sandlot aggregations. The Dominicans have scheduled a number of games, but are casting about for more. Teams desiring en gagements should communicate with Manager McDermott at 349 D street southwest. Potomac League will meet Wed nesday night at 8 o'clock, at ISth and V Btreets southeast Invitations to the meeting have been extended to St. Teresa, Naval Air Station, Sea man Gunners, Boiling Field, Levia than, Mohawk. Mercury, Manhattan and Standard Oil nines. TURNER-DALLAS CONTEST HEADS WRESTLING CARD Four wrestling: matches, with that between Joe Turner of this city and Pete Dallas 6f Cleveland, contenders for middleweight laurels, the princi pal attraction, will be offered by Promoter Joe Freeman tonight at the Coliseum. Turner and Dallas are *o wrestle catch-as-catch-can, two falls to determine a winner. The men were to weigh in at 158 pounds or under at 3 o'clock this afternoon. The opening match, between Leo Frene and Dick Faber, lightweights, will begin at 8 o'clock. Louis Zerega and Young Zbyszko, heavies, have been matched, while Demon Ellis and Charlie Metropolous, middlewelghts, will meet in the semi-final. MEET IN CUE MATCH. James Guy and Buck Pumphrey are to be opponents tonight in the pocket billiard tournament match at the Grand Central Academy. Flay will begin at 7:30 o'clock. Track Captain Injured. \ Capt. Tracy Pittinger of Ohio State's , track team fractured a bone in his i ankle in the Illinois relay meet at Urbana and will be unable to com- j pete again this season. Pittinger is ; a quarter-miler and hurdler. i Spring! So off with the big, bulky winter overcoat and on with a light-weight , , topper. And here comes i V A sale of Society Brand TOPCOATS in styles that top the fashion; at prices that are so far below regular; that you will wonder how we did it. Well tell you tomorrow. Sale Wednesday. Base ball tickets sold here The Heeht Ca Seventh at F 0WLS8EATHAWKSJ-0. AT A'S TRAINING CAMP EAGLE PASS, Tex., March 6.?A pitchers' battle, in which six twirlers figured, featured the opening exhibi tion game of the Athletes yesterday. The squad was divided into two teams, the Owls and the Hawks, the former winning. 1 to 0. Eckert, Lot'tus and Naylor pitched for the victors, and Sullivan, Heimach and Harris for the Hawks. Galloway scored the lone run in the second Inning on his double off Sullivan and an infield out. GOOD CONTROL SHOWN BY INDIANS' TWIRLERS CLEVELAND, Ohio, March 6.?Re markable control was displayed by the five pitchers used by Manager 8peaker against Dallas in the lirst game of the season yesterday, which Cleveland won, 9 to 2. Although being forced to practice indoors every day except three, the Indians played good ball. Coveleskie, Bagby, Morton, Pott and Keidel worked in the pitchers' box, the latter two showing the only wildness. Pott passed one man and Kiedel hit one. Coveleskie was hit the "hardest, yielding three hits in the inning he pitched. Stuffy Mclnnis got two hits on his two appearances at the bat, one of which sent in a run. Ward la Persistent. NEW ORLEANS, March 6.?With the signing of Babe Ruth, Manager Miller Ifuggins of the Yankees has only one worry left?Aaron Ward and his sal ary complaints. Yesterday Ward and Huggins talked over their differences, but failed to come to terms. Ward 'is reported to be holding out for a sal ary of $10,000 a year. White Sox Stars Missing. SEQUIN, Tex., March 6.?Belief that Third Baseman Mulligan and Out fielder Johnny Mostil of the Chicago Americans are hold-outs is expressed at the camp here. They were expect ed several days ago, but did not ap pear. Phillies Take n Rest. LEESBURG, Fla., March 6 ?Yester day was a day of rest for the Phila delphia Nationals. Manager Wilhelm planned a stiff work-out for them to day. No exhibition games will be played for at least a week. Business Manager Shettsline is in Tampa try ing to arrange for a series of games with the Washington Americans. McGraw Scanning: Rookies. SAN ANTONIO. March 6.?John Mc Graw of the Giants still is giving at tention to his youngsters. It is un usual for the veteran leader to give so much of his time to the rookies, but he has a promising lot this year and probably hopes to find material worthy of development. Is Trying New Delivery. JACKSONVILLE. Fla., March Sherrod Smith of the Dodders is busy developing his new pitching delivery, similar to that employed by Carl Mays, the Yankee veteran. Andy High, the new Brooklyn intielder. was reported to have impressed Manager Robins >n by his work around third base. Zach Wheat, the veteran out fielder. has entered training and will give the youngsters a few lessons in long hitting. Cubs Making Progress. CAT A LIN A ISLAND, Calif., March NATIONALS HAVE CHANCE TO BRAG ABOUT INFIELD BY JOHN B. FOSTER. IF anything out of the ordinary in the way of young payers has been drafted into the training camps to help out in the pennant fight, no manager has seen fit to go into ecstasies about it. From the training ca'mps no bursts of praise are mounting skyward about any of the little innocents who are taking their first degree in big league base ball. A. L. TO PRESENT MEXICO WITH BASE BALL STATUE EAGI.K PASS, Tex., March &? Han Johnvon, preNfdent of (he American League* who lum been at the Athletic*' camp for two day*, ha* announced that the leairue plan* to preNeat to the City of Mexico a brunxc Mtatae M?fm bolieal of have ball relation* be tween the two countrfe*." It will be erected in the public *qnare at the Mexican capital and will rep resent a runner ftlidingj to the plate. Rav Schalk of the Chicago Wh'te Sax -%% III iwhp for 'he catcher part of the Mtatuary and Sisler fur the wlidinip figure. 6.?The Chicago Nationals are making rapid progress. Yesterday two teams of Cubs played ten innings to a 3 - to - tie and then were forced to stop. Only six hits were made and Manager Kil lefer was pleased with the pitching of the five hurlers who took part in the fray. Friend of C'umi*key,* Dead. CHICAGO, March 6.?John Conahan, sixty-two. business manager of the Chicago Amt.ricuns and close friend of Charles Comiskey. owner of the Sox. died at his home here late last night. Rounh In Standing: Pat. CINCINNATI. Ohio. March 6.?The Cincinnati club must meet my de mands or I will not play ball this year," said Roush, who paid a visit here. "I ain planning to see Presi i dent Herrmann in a few days, when I will find out whether we can come to an agreement." Red Sox Rookie Attract*. 1 HOT SPRINGS. Ark.. March 6.? j George Pi terras of Woodstock, Minn., I a pitcher, standing six feet, two inches in his stocks, is a subject of interest at the Red Sox camp here. Tyicers Get Down to Work. AUGUSTA. Ga.. March 6.?Light bunting practice was on the program of the training squad of the Detroit Americans today. Manager Cobb's program calls for one practice ses sion a day and he will follow it out until March 18, when the first of a I series of ten games with the Roch ester Internationals will be played. Will Aid Needy Soldiers. j The Rochester Internationals will collect a tax on each pass this sea son. The money will be turned over to the American Legion in order to provide for destitute soldiers and | their families. The proceeds of one ! league contest also will be donated to ; the legion. The Omaha Western League club! will meet New York Nationals in two I | practice games, April I and 2, at j ! Victoria, Tex. "Washington has got more to bras j about than any of them. At least, it | certainly has more to which to look I forward. The Griffmen are likely to j develop the fastest infield in the Amer t lean League. Peck, to Harris, to Judge will be a trio of sweet song. Shanks at third is no Bill Bradley, but he is a stellar performer. Speaker Has a Prospect. Tris .Speaker is going to take a lot of looking at Hammond, a young player who was pulled in from Pittsfleld, Mass. Sooner or later the infield at Cleveland will be in the same condition as a sand bar after a spring freshet. Part of ic was exchanged when Mclnnis w as brought in to take the place of Burns and Doc Johnston. Hammond is sup posed to be able to play second bas* and Wambsganss can play third with no mean skill. The day has got to come when Cleveland must show mor > speed, and no one knows it better than Speaker. If Hammond shows speed ho sticks and if he doesnt he will go else where. The Giants have a little outfield com petition which would be settled all fired quick and disadvantageous^ to everybody in Texas if Roush could be fished out of the Cincinnati lagoon. A lot of boosting is being done for Groh and he* doesn't need it. He will be Heinie Groh, becoming a little slower and slower, but always the same stylo of player. St. Iionin Club* Are Buny. Both of the St. Louis clubs are try ing to educate young pitchers. Le* Fohl is mostly interested in what Dan forth can show for him. Dan forth is the missing link to which St. Louis has been looking to couple itself to as>ennant. Fohl cracks up Davis as a possibility for the next campaign. Anybody should figure as a possibility for St. Louis who can win twenty-five games?in fact, even a score would go a long way toward establishing St- Louis on a firm basis. Kickey is devoting his attention to a pair of novice pitchers who may be future greats. All base ball in St. Louis is futuristic. He has a catcher named Gooch who is to bo demons' running mate, and th? St. Louis manager, with an unusual outburst of optimistic assurance, has brought himself into a mental state from which he prophesies that he has two near-best catchers. What he needs is resourcefulness on the part of his team. The clawless Cubs out on the Island of Santa Catalina, who are farthest removed from base ball civilisation, look as if they have a whale of a task ahead of them to keep out of last place in their race. That has been brought about by Fletcher's de termination to play ball again. He should be,a powerful aid to the Phillies where they were weak. Yankees Are Well Fixe*. The Yankees, of course, are all set with Ruth signed, but the other clubs in both leagues, who have not been mentioned above, certainly have their problems, the Pirates having the brightest outlook in the National, outside of the Giants and Cardinals. S-P-R-I-N G We call particular atttn. tlon to our collection of Sport TWEED SUITS, trimmed with leather buttona. Sorr.so >27 up ?and Sport Wear For Women Every dictation of the new Mode reflects THE SPORT IDEA?and the hundreds of creations that are ready offer you a wide range for selec tion. 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