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Harris Picks “Big Four ”of Pitching Staff: Indians Dangerous Flag Contenders .
BOX BURDEN TO BE SPLIT I
BETWEEN VETS AND COLTS
Johnson and >lo£ridj;e. With Zahnisrr and Speece, j
Likely to Be Depended Upon for Rf"\rl:ir Turns,
Although Six Others W ill Be Kept.
i
BY JOHN B. KELLER. ;
TAMPA, F'a.. April I. —Two veteran hurlcrs and two recruits, one of
the latter pair wholly new to the American League, will in all
likelihood constitute the Nationals’ pitching “big four’’ at tlie start
of the championship race. The old-timers now slated to bear the brunt
of the mound burden arc Walter Johnson, dean of the major league
pitching corps, and George Mogridge. shrewd southpaw, who has been
around ’he American circuit for more than ten years.
The ranch younger slabmen are Paul Zahniser. who came to the club
from Memphis last Mat. and Byron Speece. underhand hurler, bought
from the Omaha c’ub early this year.
Os course, there never was any question about Johnson and Mogridge 1
being in the first string lot of mound men. hut not until within the past i
few days did Manager Stanley Harris begin to center his attention upon j
the two young hurlcrs
Competition has It. >-u lo on among
lie recruits and wit i sue - , a high
■ lass lot of yout'if I . itent at hand,
the boss took a d> : i of time bes .rc
leaking his se! -. ao s From what
they have rev* a • I in Hi- training
season th-ve four la.-u ould be quite
able to take care of bulk of the
liill toil for the Nationals.
Johnson ovohablr is nearer t > the
form that made him u h a marvel
in 1913, when he burned up the Amer
ican League, iban he h-is be-n in the
past three or four years He is won
derfully trim physically and appears
to have more on the hall than he had
last season and the season before.
And Mogridge is in specially tine
shape. something heretofore unusual
for the Rochester man at this stage
of the preparatory campaign, some
minor ailment generally lias handi
capped George at other training
camps, hu; this time his worst af
fliction has been a cold and he soon
got rid of that. Mogridgc's work
outs in competition have been im
pressive, too. He was fifth last year
in tin list of American League pitch
ers rated for effectiveness in the
allowed earned run averages, and
firs', of tin- National slabmen in the
ot. in his present form he should
b. fully as effective as in 1023.
Zaiinis.-r gave a good account of
himself last s-ason. when lie won nine
games and lost ten. but Manager
Harris believed that Zahnny had a
few pitching faults that if eliminated
would make him much mere helpful
to the club So this spring the mound
coaches and Zahniser have toiled to
gether earnestly, and all are of the
opinion that he should appear to
greater advantage in the impending
campaign than in his pt-rs irmaaces
after coming up to the Nationals last
May. Harris certainly thinks highly
of Zahniser’s ability and is satisfied
lln pitcher will prove a valuable as
set to his club
Speece already lias won the praises
MAN AGING A BALL CLUB\
It Is IT ell Enough for imateur Cltihs to Have an
Executive Organization. But Each Officer
Should Mind His Own Business.
BV JOHN B. FOSTER
Chapter 2.
WHEN' the amateur base ball club is ready to elect officers it may j
be that it will effect a regular executive organization with i
president, vice president, secretary, treasurer and a board of i
director.'. If there are enough members in the club to make it worth |
while, it i' well to have an organization of that character, because there I
may be other sport.' than base ball in which the members will be inter- j
etsicd in time !
If Ihi t-lub is larg>' enough to have
such an organization, provision
should ho ninth' m>t to permit tin- ■
president, vico president, secretary t«r ;
any othor ortioial to intorfore with ;
Hi.' actual work ot the nine as a
team. If this is not done th- president
•fill begin to take it upon himself to 1
advise or overrule the manager ami
captain, or some other officer will
arrive at the conclusion dial he
knows more than the manager and ;
captain and attempt to change their
plans. There will I•• no base ball
team shortly after that begins <o |
happen. The best hall players in the \
world could not play successfully if j
they were looking to three or four j
advisory heads.
Have it thoroughly understood that
the president and tin executive offi- i
cers who may handle the general I
business of the organization keep
their hands uwaj from the tieid side ;
of th> proposed sports. Now and then '
the president of a junior athletic |
club also is made tlie manager of the •
base ball team. If he is experienced ;
and knows his place he naj be sue- !
c-asful. but even that combination i
has its drawbacks, because a combin- •
• .I president and manager is likely, in ;
• ime, to begin to feel that he can lord j
:• over the captain of the team and i
friction will start in that quarter.
I>et the president of the club take ;
care of the general duties which arc {
prescribed for him. Probably he will j
be an ex-officio member of tlie impor- i
tant committees and he may have to I
countersign certain things and will 1
be the chairman at all meetings but
he never should have authority
greater than that of a manager, and
a captain, because, if he did have it.
the players would have three men to
give them orders.
thirst, there would be tlie president
o! tlie club, then the manager, and,
after both of these, the captain, and*
by that time the average boy would *
be willing to quit the team and go to .
some other. Men older in experience I
than boys would be actuated to rebel j
against similar conditions.
It also must be stipulated that the!
manager shall not intrude upon the 1
duties of the president. Furthermore, i
there are certain limitations to he;
placed upon both manager and cap-I
tain, 1 >u t. these have to do more with j
the executive affairs of the club than t
With the playing arrangements.
Perhaps it may be thought that all
of this procedure is unnecessary with
a hoys’ nine, which is playing base
hall for fun, but' experience has i
proved that it is more necessary on
the. average for the youngsters than
for athletes who are above twenty
years of age. Unless his rights are
pretty well defined there always is a
tendency on the part of an over-ag
gressive official in a boys’ nine to
“mix in,” and when he is through
with asserting his way the nine may
be wrecked.
A successfully managed base ball
team for boys and young men up to
-wenty years of age is one of the
finest athletic groups we have. It
toadies lessons worth while. A non
successfu! nine gets little enjoyment
out of the sport and certainly none
out of its organization.
(Thursday: “The Captain Should
Have Final Word in Arranging!
Matehcx.")
—— • j
CTTB PLATER BREAKS ANKLE. |
CHICAGO, April 2.—Services of Ace !
Hlliott, tirst base aspirant of the
Chicago Nationals, will be lost to the
leant until July or August as a result
•>f a broken ankle coffered in a slide I
to second base in Id. sixth inning of j
the 17-to-:! slugfost tlie Cubs won '
from the Pirates at Kingman, Ariz..
yesterday. KHiot must remain in a
Kingman hospital for at least ten
days and months will elapse before
he can don a uniform, surgeons said.
Fans of Kingman, hometown of
George Grantham. Cub second base
man. presented him a diamond ring
•nd were rewarded when he knocked
home-run after fanning the first
liivn up.
SPORTS.
; of lii.s manager and coaches, and* ap- 1
j part-nily deserves them. Since he was
i disciplined by Harris the husky right
i hander, who came out of the Western
i League, has b-:-cn a liend for work.
| He has made every effort to redeem
i himself and probably lias done so. J
! Perhaps that fine imposed upon the j
! hurler after his run-in with Harris
j will be rescinded.
i When Specie wants to pitch—and
! right now he wants to very much —
j lie sends up plenty to make life mis-
I enable for the batter. He employs an
f underhand. haif-j ross-flre delivery
| that is most baffling to the man at
J the plate. Speece seems to have a
; deal of pitching talent, and be lias!
i youth and physical robustness to j
j back up the talent, 100. He lacks just j
! an inch of being six feel tall and j
tips the stale at ISO. Among the)
We.- tern league pitchers who worked j
in forty or more games last year |
j Speece was fifth with .1 record of 2C I
wins and 1) losses.
iM* course, all of Hie ten pitchers;
to be retained by the Nationals will;
ibe called into service, but upon i
Johnson. Mogridge. Zahniser and j
, Speece. Harris now plans to depend j
; for regular turns in the l iox. If Jez j
I Zachary is carried by the club, and <
it now seems in will be, he will be!
I used mostly agaius' the White Sox.
ja dub in u licit In- has for several
, years i-< .-n poisonous.
The Nationals were unable to get in j
ja morning practice yesterday, heavy
rain having bogged the field, blit I
three hours of grueling work under j
an uncomfortably hot sun were had 1
in the afternoon.
Itemiett Tat- . who bad been out j
of tiie drills, nursing a spike-wounded i
j head, returned only to have a ball |
: heaved against his leg. The injury j
| was not serious, though, and he will j
be out with the squad today So may I
1 Fred Marberrv, whose cold is much ;
i belt. r. j
EXHIBITION BASE BALL
At Clearwat r. Fla.—
Philadelphia (Natural 4 71
Brooklyn < National . .. .0 1 0
Ring. Carlson, Mitchell and Honline. Wilson; (
Dickermnn. D.ca. r ur. MrPheo and Taylor.
Gonzales.
At Orlando. Fla.—
Columbus Amer.ran A. delation 7 14 1
Cincinnati (National 6 11 2
Palmero. Luther and Hartley; Benton.
Karri*. Pricvmuth and Wingo. Sanbcrg.
At Jacksonville. Fla.—
New Yorii National)... ♦> 10 1
Chicago American) . .7 9 0
McQuillan. Maun. Geann and Snyder: Rob
ertson. Connelly and Grouse.
At Pensacola. Fla.—
New York American ) 4 8 1
Rochester 'lnternational) 0 2 2
Hcyt. Shawkey and Hoffman. Bengough:
Beall. Crowder and Lake.
At Fort Worth. Tex.—
Boston (American 8 13 0
Fort Worth (Texas) 0 2 3
Fuhr. Picin ch; Johns. Head and Moore.
At Birmingham. Ala.—
St. Paul (American Association). . 7 10 3
Birmingham (Southern ) ... 11 12 5
Holtzhauser. Merritt and Allen: Hyman, i
Gf*y and Robertson. Brsndon.
*——
FUHR, RED SOX TWIRLER.
HURLS IMPRESSIVE GAME
BOSTON. April I. —Oscar Fulir, last year with the Mobile Southern
Association Club, yesterday shut out the Fort Worth Texas
League's with two hits, dispatches from the Boston
I American League training headquarters say. Fuhr had control, speed
! and curve.*. He passed one man and struck out five, being the first Red
j Sox twirlcr to go nine innings. He also fielded his position well, making
] four assists on raps that looked like hits.
, The Boston National League team !
j had a practice game with the Vanni- (
j sans, winning 2 to 1. Nixon tripled !
i with two on in the sixth. Jess i
! Barnes allowed ttie regulars only two
j hits during his five innings on the
j mound.
j Recruit Pitchers Lucas and Year-
I gin. particularly the former, showed
1 control over their speed and curves.
| Jack Kelleher, who has been absent
from practice because of a sore arm
and back, fielded well at third, cut
ting" off several bids for hits.
Cobb Heady for Heils,
DETROIT, Mich.. April 2—-The De
troit Americans play the Toronto In
ternationals today at Greenwood. S. C.,
in the last exhibition game with the
Canadian team. Detroit lias won five
out of the six played previously with
the Leafs.
Manager Cobb is especially anxious
for the opening of the series with
Cincinnati, April 7. for lie feels he
can then get a better Insight into
the ability of his team.
linbe Hath Breaks Hat.
i NEW YORK, April 2.—While three
; Chilly pitchers held Brooklyn to one
■hit, Cy Williams indicated his willing
ness to again follow Babe Ruth
I* around the bases by hitting a home
run in the 4-0 Philadelphia victory
at Clearwater, Fla., yesterday.
The White Sox beat back a Giant
rally in the ninth and won. 7-6, at
Jacksonville, while the Yankees made
•it two up on Rochester at Pensacola,
j with Waite Hoyt and Bob Shawkey 1
i hurling shutout ball for a 4-0 win. i
j Hugh McQuillan, Ernie Maun and
i Dinty Gearin issued eight liases on
balls in the Giant defeat. Robertson
and Connally were hit hard by the
New Yorkers, but better control pro
vided the one-run margin. Crouse.
Sox catcher, drove in four of his
team's runs. Claude ’Jonnard, Giant
THE EVENING STAR, WASHINGTON, D. <J.. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 1924.
THIS QUARTET PROBABLY WILL COMPRISE GRIFFS’ FIRST-STRING SLABMEN ~j
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!*. ntos by Ctrl T. Thonor. _
\hovc. at the left, is the familiar phiz of Waiter Johnson. dean of major league hurlcrs. anil now entering his
eighteenth season with the National*, and alongside Barney is George Mogridge. veteran southpaw. at present in the
best spring shape of hi* eareer. Below is Bwron Speere. submarine -linger, whose work at Tampa seems to justify the
generous outlaw neee-.arw to acquire him front the Omaha club of the Western League, while the map to the right of
him is that of Paul Zahniser. Southern League, who earned hi* spur* with the Griffmen last season.
i j
RACING AT BOWIE TRACK
WILL START TOMORROW
There in no raring: at lltmle llii*
fitter noon, lint there |Mmili\ely %> *ll
lie Nome tomorrow, the ninnage.
ment Ia a* nnnounrrd. iiiilch** there
should happen to he another hen\>
snoutnll.
’I he enrifl armngeil for the open
ing' ilav still stands.
! .
0. C. RED MEN DOWN
BALTIMORE ROLLERS
Tin second half of the intercity !
| match between th< Idaho Tribe, win- J
nets of the petinant in the Ked 1
1 Men's League of ibis « ity. and the I
Patuxent Tribe of Baltimore will j
' be toiled next Monday night on the |
’ (Irand tVntral alleys,
1 Tin Idahos journeyed to Baltimore
land trimmed the Patuxents Ity 12
! ]tins in a three-game match. The
| winners' scores were r.fiT. 503 and 1 .Vi
j—l,4i:9. Patuxent counts wer> 4!»0
; 15!» and 1T5—1.427.
\ large crowd accompanied the
Idaho Tribe.
The Kmory cup is the prize being
battled for and it must be won three
times for possession.
Insurance anil Accounts of the
' Veterans' Bureau league were tied
I for first place at the end of their
I season and last night a five-game
contest, was rolled at the Recreation
alleys to decide the winner. The
, match was at total pins and Insur
j ance won handily by a margin of
; 273. finishing ahead in all of the five 1
games. Lead-off man Brail of In-'
j surance did the best bowling, getting i
j a game of 137. and rolling four of.
his five games over the centurv mark. 1
| i
Hollins a set of 1.721 pins, the King
| Pins eleaned up with the Tt nninal j
j Ice in til.- District League. Magrew 1
of tlie winners was the star, having
a set of 372 ami game of 133.
National of the National Capita!
League grabbed the odd game from
| Internal Revenm . Krelger of the
1 winners was high man with a set
| of 375 and game of 133.
Lebanon of the Masonic league
won the odd game from Albert Pike, j
Neiimeyer of the victors had the!
high set. 32b. am! Robertson of the |
same team and Khlis of the losers,
were lied for high game with 114.
Ftngrnving won ail three games j
from Wildcats in the Bureau of 17n- !
graving ie-ague, grabbing the sec- j
ond by one pin. KessleV of tile win- l
tiers was high man with a set of 340
and game of 1 27.
I
Shops captured the odd from South
ern in the Terminal Y Ijeatrue. Sob
was top man with a set. of 342 and
game of 142.
COLLEGE BASE BALL.
At Macon—Dartmouth. 7: Mercer. 4.
At Spartanburg Wofford. 13;
. Krskine. 2.
At t'onwny—Hendrix. IIS Oz.arks. »!.
! pitcher, wrenched a knee before the
| game and will be out for a week.
i The American Region promoted the
; Yankee-Rochester game at Pensacola
and 4,000 persons saw the contest.
Included in the crowd were 1.000 chil
dren who camped around Babe Ruth’s
position in the right field. Babe tried so
hard to give them ,a home, run that
he broke the big hat which produced
his record drive at Mobile. His best
effort was a two-base hit into the
crowd.
Phi Ik on Way Home.
PHILADELPHIA, April 2.—Having
closed their southern training season i
with a shutout victory over Brooklyn I
at, Clearwater. Fla., yesterday, the .
Philadelphia Nationals were en route
home today.
The Philadelphia Americans also
planed to break camp today at Mont- j
gomery. Ala., and leave for homo to- |
night. They are scheduled to meet;
the Phillies here on Saturday in the)
first of a series of seven exhibition j
games.
Speaker Is Optimistic.
CLEVELAND. Ohio. April 2.—Mana
ger Tris Speaker is very optimistic j
over his Cleveland Indians' chances
this season.
"The boys are hitting their heads
off. the fielding is all that can be de
• sired and the pitchers are performing
satisfactorily,g he is quoted in dis
patches received here.
Pitcher Phil Bedgood, who injured
his ankle at Hot Springs, was the only
real cripple on the squad when camp
t was broken yesterday.
| The Indians are due to play Toronto I
at Atlanta today.
While Haven Athletic C lub will j
hold a minstrel and dance tomorrow
night in St. David's Hall. Conduit and
Chain Bridge roads, for the benefit of
Its base ball team that will play in
the Potomac League. /
MOHAWKS MINUS SEVEN I
OF 1923 CHAMPION NINE
I II /I UHAWK Athletic Club will defend the sandlot base Lai I title it I
1 I won last year with seven of the men who helped win it missing,
j * Bottle Cox. S. Charles and Slay have signed null the Petworth !
Athletic Club, while Freddy Xoone has left for Charlotte, and Mallctt. a
sub pitcher, ha* agreed to play with the Eastern Athletic Association nine, j
j McCoy has cast hi- lot with the Knickerbockers, and Forest Thompson j
| will not play ball this season.
Manager Vic Ouazza of the Jndians !
'however, has mustered many good j
players. He will carry only fifteen !
athletes on his roster and he has- j
signed most of them. Frank Hudson, j
Finney Kelly, Jeff Smith. Ashby Wood, !
hefty Jones. William Humphreys and
( Bombrest will do the hurling for the;
Mohawks. Dutch Smithson. Tom j
Sweenty, Howard Miller. Pick AVil- i
Hams also have been corralled.
George Orteil. who played third I
base for the Knickerbockers: Brestb ,
an iniiclder with the 1!*23 Metropolitan
Folic, nine; Hiser, shortstop of the
Police; Wells and Gardner, catchers;
Bradley, last year's receiver for Naval
Air Station; Burr, an outfielder, are
among- the good prospects.
Among those left from the last
year's are Joe McCann, third base;
McCarthy, shortstop; Bernie Fitz-
I gerald, first; A1 Schneider, catcher,
and Mader. second base.
Roslyn Athletic Club expects to
complete the signing of its players at
a meeting tonight at 7:30 o’clock at
the home of Bruce AVarring. 2528 E
street,
1 Contracts will be issued at a njeet
ing of the National Midgets tomorrow
night at 7:30 o'clock. Practice will
be held next Saturday afternoon.
Prince (ieorges Athletic Association
and the Scat Pleasant nine will meet
in a practice game Sunday at 1 :30 !
o’clock on the grounds near Chesa-j
peake Beach junction. Manager New-,
ton of Prince Georges wants the fol
lowing players to be on hand: Pound,
Cherry, Alden. Harke. Fowler, Crosby,
Miles, Burthe, Stevens, Houchiii,
Smith, Radtke, Hazelton and McCoy.
Games with Prince Georges can be ar- .
ranged by communicating with Busi-i
ness Manager AV. E. Travel*; at sta
tion K. F. D., route A, box 171.
Apache Athletic Club hopes to work
out Friday at 5:30 o’clock and Sunday
at 10 o’clock on the diamond at 17th
street and Pennsylvania avenue south
east. Challenges to the Apaches are
• being received by Business Manager
j S. McPherson at Eincoln 3088 between
{ tj and 7 o’clock.
Teams that plan to compete in the
I Prince Ceorges county series are urg
jod to send representatives to a mcet
! ing tonight at 8 o’clock in the Mary
| land Athletic Club. Mount Rainier,
Sea' Pleasant, Tuxedo, Marlboro,
( Clinton and Prince Georges will prob
! ably compose the series.
| Chevy Chase Athletic Club, which
has affiliated with the Washington
j Base Ball and Athletic Association,
1 will open its season by meeting the
Bethesda nine Sunday on the former’s
grounds. Sumsden and Tribby are
the latest players to cast their Jot
with Chevy Chase.
Alpha Club members are to gather
tomorrow night at 118 4th street
j southeast.
Numerous promising players signed
j contracts’with the Shamrock Midgets
at a meeting last night. Included
among them were George Riley, Wil
bur Bell. A’ictor Wheeler, Clarence
! Bailey. Wilbur O'Donnell, A. Taylor,
j ltd Matthews. Joseph Robey. Charles
j Free. Orville Bissell. Stafford Haines,
I Eddie Anderson, Frank Eisman and
■ Walter Kline I'ni’iorms will be i
.sued to the players in the next week. )
Alanager At .laeohson. Columbia
3533. is hooking games for tile Herzl i
| Athletic Club.
Virginia Athletic Club Midgets ar.' j
■ casting about for a game Saturday. I
according to Miss AA‘all. at Eineoin i
I 22X3.
THE reputation of ye house of
Philip Morris comes packed in every «
box of English Ovals Cigarettes.
They must be mild—they must
be mellow —they must be good—
and so, forsooth they’re blended
in the good old English way.
Good Old
f»'—■—- MORRIS f>CO- ITP
# •
THREE-CORNERED TRADE
IS SAID TO BE BREWING;
! NEAV YORK. April 2.—A three-cor
nered deal involving Philadel
’ phia. St. Eouis and Brooklyn National
■ clubs may be completed shortly, ac
j cording to advices from the Robins’
training camp at Clearwater. Fla.
It was said the Cardinals were seek
s inc AValter Henline, slugging Philly
i backstop, and Brooklyn was after
Milton Stock, holdout Cardinal iu-
I fielder.
| Moe Berg, former Princeton star. 1
; given a tryout at shortstop with .
Brooklyn, has been released under '
(option to Minneapolis.
RED ROOKIE IMPRESSES.
| CINCINNATI. Ohio. April 2.—-Jimmy ;
Priesmuth. recruit lefthander, who
i pitched the last two innings against 1
j Columbus yesterday, was so success- i
1 fut with his curve ball that there is j
j more than a possibility of his being |
: retained by the Cincinnati Reds.
LOOMING AS FORMIDABLE
RIVALS FOR THE YANKEES
” * *
| Comeback of Pitchers Gives the Tribe Champion
ship Hopes, But Return of Burns ami Its Great
Punching Power Also Are Factors.
BV JOHN B. FOSTER.
LAKELAND, Fla., April S.—Tri.» Speaker’s Cleveland i liian arc on
their way home today, the best trained of all th« well trained j
j clubs in the American League. Look out for Ohio’-, representation
in the junior league. They are more dangerous than they were last year,
j It is the come-back of the pitchers more than anythin;: e’-c that gives
(pennant hopes to the Indians this year, though the return of George Burns
|to the Cleveland told also ha,-, had a marked effect or: the club The
j Clevelanders arc the best looking American ! • ague team the writer ha
sten. with the exception of the world champion Yankee ,
j _ The writer did not see much of the Yankees in action, but a- none
|of them has aged materially over tin winter, it was not necessary to we •
much of them to judge how they foot up. The Cleveland team isn’t ap
preciably older, either, and there are the pitchers and Burns to Jn add'd
to the credit column. I
As for the pitchers - : Chle, that kid
who is so his that lie spread- shade
around him like an oak 1t... s -ms to
|be in as Rood form as h-‘ was
(year. Morion is coming back. lb
I has been reported coining back before,
but this time Tris Speaker says it's
true. Covfele.sk ie. having dispos'd of
the ailments which disturbed bis
mental poise last year, is hack in
form, and Secretary McNiehols is
betting be will win as many games
as any pitcher in the league
Edwards, the big left-hander, is
pitching good enough base ball to
justify the pains Cleveland has tak
en with him. Shaute is better than
he ever has been, and looks as if he
were in the winning division at last.
If these men come through. Cl vela ml
has a pitching staff, al! right.
| Then there is old Sherry Smith,
j who is likely to get at 'em this year,
(and there’s Metvier and a kid named
l>-vsen, who are sticking around and
; getting plenty of work.
First Base Is Strengthened.
I George Burns is certainly an im
provement at first over either tiuisto
'or Brower. When Burns played for,
Cleveland in the world series against
Brooklyn iiis work was about as ,
clean cut as any first baseman ever ■
showed in a similar series.
No one exactly fathomed the r*-a- *
son why Cleveland lot him go after
I DR. LASKER IS PICKED
TO WIN CHESS CROWN
i N’EW YORK. April u— I»r liman- ,
uel Lasker of Germany, leader and
only undefeated player, is favored ;
by experts for final honors in the in
ternational chess master-' tourna- ,
ment. which today begins it- second
i and final period of eleven rounds
j Alexander Alekhine of Russia, foi
j lows the leader by one ftiil g-vne.
Richard Reti of Czechoslovakia. wh> >•
consistent flaying after a bad start
featured the tournament is tied
for third with the world's champion,
i Jose Ik Capablanca of Cuba, whose
( plav in the first half was mediocre.
Four men are tied for fifth place, two
and one-half games behind Dr.
Lasker. They are Kldfin Hogoljubow
of Latvia, Geza Maroczy of Hungary.
Frank Marshall of New York and Dr.
Saviolly Tartakower of Austria.
David Janowski of France. Edward
Lasker of Chicago and F. D. Yates of
England are considered out of the
race.
'Mount Bainier .Junior- arc- seeking
games through Manager Don Bell
man. at Hyattsville 375-R. Today’s
practice was called off. The Mount
Rainier nine is scheduled to tackle
the King Pin .luniors Saturday on
the former's diamond.
filrl athletes of lh>- Metropolitan
Athletic Club may have a base ball i
team this year. Prospects will be
discussed at a meeting tomorrow
night In the clubrooms. 334 K street.
Two members of the f-'outh Atlantic
A. A. U. will be guests of honor. Tin-,
are Charles L. Ornstc-in and IV. Pick-: - .
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it never varies in its mild yel dis
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SPORTS.
that < xhibitioti. It may b. that.
Cleveland was all-lired -try after
,it liappened. For the moment i
seemed that the team needed strengfi *
f-ning elsewhere. But Burns' loss at
first offs-t any gain the club mad
otherwise. Anyhow, lie's back and
•-V- ry man «.f the team i- glad, in
••iuding Burns.
An old sour mash man on another
major league e!ub‘ said Speaker
ha tin I any ealc-hers because he let
Steve O'Neill go. Hasn't. .h? My’-att
and Sewell seem to throw 'em out
pretty well, and Al Walters will tear
(around behind ih. bat if they will
let him. Muddy ituel got away from *
Wn York and developed into one of
tin- Inst_ catchers in has- ball IT
i waiters is given a chance, it mav be
'thai In will do the sar.n- tiling. Ho
t was right on Top *if Rue! last year
. and above Perkins of tin Athletics
Lulzke. third baseman; Burns, firs'
baseman, and Stephenson. second
' baseman, at- the biggi-t living
sere, n on the infield in ba-e ball.
Little Joe Sewell g • so mad b. -
ca usi tin six- ■><.* a thlei e-- tec ked
OV. r Ills h. an i- fun that he has
; 1 hrea retied to buy a paii of bigh
heeled Texa in then a
( Still. Joe lias something coming’ '•
! him. because his hatting av> rage s
(higher than tin six-fotters'.
Ifatfielders t an Wallop.
The outfield of the Cleveland ti- d
hit.-- nothing but fences Any ground
with short fences would run up a big
lun.lm r bill unless the splintered
timber- could be sold for match
sticks. When all Clevelands hit- *
j ters let go at once down here the
1 battery encamped at , Plant City,
miles away, used to telephone around
the country asking where the enemy
I had last been seen. And now that
! they art gone, the Lakeland resi
dents ; av< ceased to t into th-- t
I heavens for signs of the thunder
-1 storms the Indians' bats mad.- them
I think wo-rc blowing up
I The Yanks and ail the rest of them
will have to stay in high when the
season starts if they want to keep
Cleveland <>u - of the next world
\ series.
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