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Griffs Declare New Ball Is in Use : 1929 Cubs Revive Memories of Immortals
DOUBT FINE HURLING HERE DONE WITH LIVELY SPHERE Rumor That Big League Moguls Plan Attempt to Cut Down Free Hitting Circulates—Nats Trounce Browns, 2-1, Despite Triple Play. BY JOHN B. KELLER. IS the American League making Washington an experimental field for a new type of base ball that lacks the “rabbit” qualities of the one in vogue for several seasons, or has the local club unearthed a quantity of base balls of pre-war variety? Base ball officials say “No" both ways, but the players of the clubs participating in the games filled with remarkable pitching staged here the past two days insist something has happened to the ball. That the pitching on both sides has been exceptionally fine in the last three games in Griffith Stadium cannot be due to mere coin cidence, the players assert. They insist it is not reasonably possible that the batters of the Nationals, Tigers and Browns should so sud denly become weal# at the plate and the pitchers put forth by these clubs become almost super-slabmen virtually overnight, as the results of the three games seem to indicate. In these three games the six pitchers used yielded but 40 hits. Two of the pitchers allowed no runs, and but six runs were made off the four other pitchers. That’s a string of fine pitching, surpass ing any other string of three-gjime length in the league this season. For several weeks in base ball circles It has been rumored that the big league owners at last are beginning to realize the public is somewhat "fed up” with the free-hitting that has characterized the game since the lively ball was intro duced, shortly after the war. It also has been rumored the major moguls are about ready to experiment with a ball not quite so lively. The players are declaring the experiment is under way here. Griffs Not Worrying. If a less lively ball has been intro duced here, the Nationals have nothing to worry about as yet. The third suc cessive brilliant pitching battle in Grif fith Stadium that was staged yesterday ended with them on the better end of a 2-to-l count, and aside from the pitch ing the game in which the Browns were licked was as full of thrills as was either of the two played the preceding day, in which the Tigers were overthrown. For eight innings Fred Marberry and George Blaeholder battled in this start ing tilt of the final series of the season between Nationals and Browns, with neither being materially damaged. But six hits were gleaned off Marberry dur ing this stretch, and only twice did a St. Louis runner get as far as second base. The Nationals got but five nits off Blaeholder, and but three times had runners pass the initial sack. The St. Louis hurler got a great break, tis true, in the eighth inning, when the Nation als had two on. but were retired by a triple play. Before that, however. Blae holder made his own breaks with his fine slabbing. . , When Marberry’s support racked and he yielded a hit thdt helped the Browns toward a run in the ninth it looked as though the Nationals were doomed to defeat. They had found Blaeholder all but invincible. TJjkynever lost heart however, and fellupon the St. Louis pitcher for four successive singles one ah infield hit and two of them bunts, to gTab the game fpni the flre before a batter was retired. It was a sharp single to center field by Sammy west that settled the issue. Triple Play Stuns. in the eighth the only triple play made againstthe Nationals this season blasted their hope of denting the count ing block in the inning. Hayes started % down an th inte t nded a Sflcial bunt beiTy’s P bunt became a shigle -Judge jX £s£@ t JT‘S 4 w> X. hu gloved hand. . 'The snhere bounced on the fly to QuiS°’ «s th 2 U &sh '“ieiilto* atePP*d °on yule* retire Hayes, who had second wheeled to tag Marberrv. who had run down from first base The three-way erasure was com pleted so quickly that few in the stands realized what had happened until they saw the St. Louis players toss their gloves aside and run from the field. It was a severe blow to the Nationals, but they were to suffer a worse on e in the Browns’ ninth batting turn. Mc- Gowan first up, was disposed of swiftly, but Kress reached first safriywhenhis grounder was booted by Myer. Then O'Rourke singled to left and Kress went from first to third base, easily beating Goslin's throw to the far comer. As O'Rourke had made the turn toward second, Hayes threw, hoping to get Blackie. Jack’s chuck was wild and BIG LEAGUE STATISTICS | American League YESTERDAY’S RESULTS. St. Louis. 1: Washington, a. Chicago, 7; New York. 0. Cleveland, 2; Boston. 3. Detroit, 4: Philadelphia, 5. STANDING OP THE CLUBB. 5Ji 4 . I J 5 sfrg 6 3 £ Philadelphia ■[— lU|i4Hllieil«llSllSl»Sl«4l.69o Vnrk --..1 81—1 ail4tlOU3U4llSlßai«ll.»73 Cleveland .."T71141-I 7I1«I1U10IHI74167I ; 51» 8i — .. ..iiri »i tH—r 7HiH7iiU73i«ai.siß Washington TTSi 81 81131—1iai111131«71791.47a Detroit 111 9IIH 81101—I 91141581781.465 Chicago 5I »l 41101 ?| —IHISSieSI.SgS Boston TfST «l «llli 81 g|U|—18419Q1.375 Lost i»4U81'67I88I75I78I85I90I— I—L_ GAMES TODAY. GAMES TOMORROW. St. Louis at Wash. St. Detroit at Phils. Detroit at Phl' a v _. chicsio it N. Y. Chicago at New Yorlc. Cleveland at Boston. Cleveland at Boston. National League YESTERDAY’S RESULTS. Philadelphia. 0; Cincinnati, 5. Boston. 6: Pittsburgh. 3. New York, 0; Chicago, S. STANDING OP THE CLUBS. il , M S fe s £■& 2 £ “I » o «o s S c £ si££e § * 3 £ Chicago ...... I— fßHßllsll6i 171101181841481.8^8 Pittsburgh ...lUPr»ll»li*l »IHlia'«ai«ll.»7l stTLSHIa ' r»Tai n-iimanaiHiwiwi 600 Rrnnkivn .'.V-Tfll 9IHMI-1 8111! 10 6S 1781.481 Philadelphia .lllllt 41 91 81 — 1101141831781.440 Cincinnati .".'.iTi Woi 31111101—U4H3'7»1.44Q 1 Boston 71 «r»T«l 91 51 81—1841881.380 Lont '..... .148181164 69 76178179:881 —I—l GAMES TODAY. GAMES TOMORROW. Boston at Pittsburgh. Boston at Pittsburgh. Brooklyn at St. L. Brooklyn at St. Louis. New York at Chlcato. Phila. at Cincinnati. Sports News ; Kress scored. O’Rourke, who had not advanced on the error, was forced out ' by Manlon after Melillo skied to Rice. At last fortune favored the Nationals. 1 Rice opened their ninth batting turn I with an infield single, getting to first ■ well ahead of Kress’ throw after rap l ping the ball to deep short. Goslln surprised the Browns’ Infield by bunting . a single down the third-base line, and . the bases were full when Myer, endeav ; oring to sacrifice, put down a bunt that . Blaeholder could not get to in time to i attempt a play. This put it up to West, . who had batted weakly In three previ . ous efforts. Sammy made good this . time, socking a single to center that k put Rice and Goslln across. , The Browns’ scoring chances In the ; first eight Innings were rather slim. McNeely singled, with one gone, in the first frame, but never left first base. Kress opened the second Inning with a single, only to be caught in a double play with O’Rourke. Manush got a ; single after one was out in the fourth and stuck at the Initial sack. O'Rourke I opened the fifth with a two-bagger. He was flagged at third when Melillo at tempted to sacrifice, and Melillo was caught when he tried to steal second . before Manlon walked. Then Blae holder fanned. After two were out In the Browns’ seventh, O’Rourke singled and pulled , up at second base when Melillo hit for a sack. But West went Into deep cen j ter for Manlon's high one. Blue got a pass, with one out, In the eighth. Mc ' Neely hoisted out, and Rice helped Mar berry by rushing back to the right-field fence and reaching up for a glove-hand | catch of Manush’s powerful drive. Little Scoring Chance. There was scant opportunity offered the Nationals to make headway over the same stretch. Rice singled after one was out in the first round and never reached second. Myer got a triple In the fourth, but two were out. and West bounded the ball to Blaeholder. Hayes walked, with two gone, in the fifth, and Marberry whiffed. Judge singled to open the sixth, only to be forced out by Rice. Sam stole second and moved to third as Goslln went out. Then Myer popped to Melillo. PICKINfFOREAST ARE LEAN IN N. L. Cubs’ Victory Is Fifth in Succession far Western End of the Circuit. BY JOHN B. FOSTER. FOR the fifth season in succession the National League pennant goes to the Western eni of the circuit, and a large number of gentlemen In New York City are grinding their teeth over this astonish ing development. Not only have the Giants again fail ed to come through, but the Yankees have been completely eclipsed by the Philadelphia Athletics, and that means there will be no world series’ uproar anywhere along Broadway, or near It. It looks as though the Chicago Cubs will finish the season with at least 98 victories. If they exceed that figure they will have made the best record of any National League team since 1917, when the Giants won the cham pionship with 98 victories —and then lost the world series to the Chicago White Sox, partly because of poor play ing and partly because of 111-luck. That series of 1917 still is remem bered with groans by many New York fans, for its outcome caused much grief among members of the Lambs Club of this city. They were sure the Giants would beat the White Sox and they dropped a large chunk of their finan cial holdings because of their confi dence in Manager McGraw’a team. In 1911, 1912 and 1913 the Giants won the pennant and in two of those seasons they won more than 100 games. In 1911 their total of victories was 99., In 1912 they won 103 games and in 1913 their victories were 101. Between the years 1902 and 1913 the National League championships quite often were won with more than 100 victories. The strength of the league never was well balanced during that period, not nearly so well balanced as it Is now. Pittsburgh, New York and Chicago usually were in a three-cor nered fight, from which one of them emerged the winner. No other city in the National League won a pennant during that period. In 1914 Boston broke the long aun of the three leaders, and in 1915 thf Phillies came through with their first pennant. Four years later Cincinnati won its first flag. Then the Giants got started success fully again In 1921. They carried on for four years, to the unspeakable annoy ance of other National League owners. It was all right enough to win once, or maybe twice, but when it came to four years in succession, the National League began to think that the thing had been overdone. Pittsburgh broke the spell in 1925, and then St. Louis won its first National League pennant in 1926, and base ball fairly sizzled with excitement. The Pirates came back to win in 1927, and the Cardinals repeated in 1928. HOLMER PREFERS PRO PLAYING TO COACHING CHICAGO, September 20 (4 s ). —Wal- ter Holmer, star fullback of the North western team a year ago, has changed his mind about assisting Dick Hanley In developing the 1929 Wildcats eleven and will play with the Chicago Bears of the National Professional Foot Ball League this Fall. Holmer had a verbal contract to assist at Northwestern, bis! *elt he could not pass up the financial inducement offered by the Bears. W)c Queuing JHfcf BATTLE TOMORROW AT PLAZA FOR METROPOLITAN HORSESHOE TITLE i ' i i , \ . ■ i. m.„ n an i ■ i jB TW mßt p P* op i i ft §fl p R-iPI B mgmgm agy ; „ i n pPBi Bjßfc y * y * . mmm jSj»Mpwj»Bii|jsr - * i UMBBTiI nil Pifc H ■'BPf ■ .i i .... ■ ■ t ALEXANDER A. KIRCHNER Os Barcroft, Northern Virginia (ham pion. Work of Walberg and Malone Gratifies Mack and McCarthy BY WILLIAM J. CHIPMAN, * AssoclateiUPteM Sports Writer. WHATEVER trepidation the strange antics of the Messrs. Grove, Bush, Carlson and others may have incited in the breasts of Connie Mack and Joe McCarthy through the last few weeks, these forthcoming world series rivals could pick no flatos in the work of Rube Walberg and Pat Malone yesterday. With a team *of rookies at his back, Walberg whipped his fast one through the bright Autumn air at Shibe Park with such effective that the hard-swinging Bengals from Detroit were able to get onty four s'afe blsws SW i n t g wa g s harSly a day for a speedl-ball master but the game would not have been even close if Walberg had no elven nine free passes. He won by sto 4. his fWG 1 Arthur Herring, who made such a fine start against Boston a few days ago in his major league debut, had a rough afternoon against the second-string A’s, but escaped just in time to leave the defeat In Owen Carroll’s lap. The Tigers tied the score with a run in the eighth, but the Macks untied it *§ all } with one marker in the home half of the same round while Mr. Carroll was in charge of the mound. Malone Hurls Shutout. Since the Cubs no longer need to win, they broke a losing streak yester day behind the six-hit pitching of Pat Malone, who defeated the Giants by 5 to 0. Larry Benton was prodded for all of the Chicago runs in the first two innings before Jack Scott was called to the rescue. Scott allowed no hits in four and a fraction innings, but gave way to a pinch batsman, and Ralph Judd finished without incident. Boston continued its fast work in Pittsburgh, defeating the Pirates by 6 to 3 in the third game of the series. Harry Seibold, the venerable recruit, got credit for the victory, but Johnny Cooney finished the game for him after a pinch batsman appeared for Seibold in the midst of the winning rally of the Braves in the seventh. The Bos tonese now are one up in the three games. Burleigh Grimes was the de feated pitcher yesterday, taking his eighth loss. Rav Kolp splashed the Phillies with a 5-to-0 coat of whitewash at Cincin nati, giving the Reds two straight and a tie for sixth place. The Reds have two more games against the Phils and must win both to pass Burt Shotton’s | team. Brooklyn and the Cards were idle. I Along the American League front the most interesting secondary develop ment was Washington's further suc cess in entrenching its forces in fifth place. The Senators took a thriller from the Browns by 2 to 1 yesterday as Detroit lost to the Macks, and at nightfall Walter Johnson held the top Colored Horseshoe Champions Play Grand Finale Tomorrow THE colored horseshoe-pitching champions of Washington, Northern Virginia and Southern Maryland, survivors of a field of 1,800 in the colored tournament sponsored by The Washington Star, will clash tomorrow on the Vermont avenue and U street court for the metropolitan title. Action will start at 3 o’clock., Hundreds of loyal fans are expected to Journey into Washington to root lor their native sons. Franklin Marshall, the Southern Maryland champion, and David Baylor, the Washington champion, are ex ponents of the open-shoe pitching style. They have been constantly in the spot light, and it will be a Joy to many horse shoe fans if they meet in the grand finale. Marshall Beaten Once. Marshall represents Hyattsvllle, and It was in his local preliminary where he I lost his only match. He was defeated by William James In the neighborhood finals. The contest was a thriller and the victory hardly decisivj. Going into the county and State finals with only a chance of putting up a good light with James and Tilghman, he surprised quite a few fans with the skill he exhibited in disposing of his rivals. Should he WASHINGTON, D. C., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1929. place in the second division by two and one-half games. Fewer than 600 fans turned out to see the White Sox blank the Yankees by 7 to 0. This undoubtedly will pro duce much rain at the Yankee Stadium in the few remaining days of the sea son, even if none is to be found else where in New York. Hal McKain gave the larruping Hugmen Just four blows, all singles, as the Sox drove George Pipgras from the mound. Milton Gaston pitched the Red Sox to a 3-to-2 victory over Cleveland at the Fenway In a close battle with Willis HudUn. For the first time in two years major league swatsmlths failed to produce even one home run on a day marked by more than four games. All but two of the teams were in action yesterday, but not a single circuit blow was de livered. O’DOUL LOSES ONE POINT AND LEAD CUT TO FIVE By the Associated Press. Frank O’Doul got only one hit out of four attempts at Cincinnati yesterday and fell one point nearer Babe Herman of Brooklyn, who enjoyed an open date. O’Doul leads by .391 to .386 in the race for the batting championship of the Big Six and the National League. Rogers Hornsby got two out of three to gain three points to .374. Simmons failed to hit in one time at bat, and Foxx did not play. Ruth got two out of four and climbed two points to .347. O AB B H Pet O'Doul. Phillies .... 143 583 135 333 .391 Herman, Robins ... 136 531 96 305 .366 Hornsby, Cubs 146 66<) 147 313 .374 Simmons, Athletics.. 136 551 107 203 .368 Foxx. Athletics ..... 141 495 117 179 .363 Ruth. Yankees 134 456 116 158 .347 PEEWEES SEES GAME. Connecticut Cardinal Peewees wish to meet Lionel Peewee base bailers before school opens. The manager of the Cards may be reached at Cleveland 6203 at noon. triumph in the grand finale Saturday it will be a victory will earned. Baylor, the pride of the Sixth and L Street Playground, la well known to the Washington fans. He is the ace of the Southeast, a skillful pitcher and shows marked consistency in cov ering the peg. He has exhibited ex ceptional courage in4he pinches. May Have Five Prises. Should Baylor capture tomorrow’s crown he will be the winner of five prizes. As the champion of his play ground he will receive a bronze medal; for winning the Willow Tree division title he collects a silver medal; as title holder of the East section he re ceives a trophy, and for his victory in the city finals a gold medal is the prise. The Virginia champion will be estab lished at Nauck, Va. The games will be played on electric-lighted courts and play will start at 7 o’clock. The list consists of some skillful pitchers and whoever wins will be a worthy oppo nent of the Maryland and District champions. The grand finale contests will be de cided by two out of three 50-point games. Pairings will be made at the courts. One of the three players will draw a bye and meet the winner of the match between the other two. , .. . ! wrnmWmM'MMx r:. \ I *lgi|F ? J§ >4 :p-. ~, ; t jpi / ■ jfesi *■ • ' \ XjeSl. .' ■'■ -•;• ■*~ • - Who wears the Washington crown. MILLARD E. PEAKE, Os Btthtila, Southern Msryland champion. HORSESHOE FINALS SET FOR TOMORROW Three Leaders to Clash on Court at Playground on Plaza. (Continued From First Page.) • matter there is no distinct favorite. Each of the rivals has proved his cham pionship caliber, and probably it will be the one in best form for the day who will carry off the master trophy. Although his tournament record is not quite as sparkling as the others, many are stringing with Kirchner be cause of his style of tossing. He pitches an "open” shoe, which makes a one and one-quarter turn through the air and approaches the peg with the heels in front. As a rule this style is productive of more ringers than the twirling shoe, such as thrown by Peake and Fort. It is claimed by the Virginians that Kirchner is capable of a better per formance than he gave in winning the State title. One of his ardent backers is Ed Henry, the Falls Church cham pion, who was one of the leading favorites to triumph in Northern Vir • ginia and lost out by a close margin in the semi-finals. “The open shoe pitcher,” he declared today, “has a big advantage over the twirier, all other things being equal, 1 and I believe they are in this affair of Kirchner, Peake and Fort. They’re all game clean through and accurate get ting the shoe to the peg.” The Marylanders point out that Peake’s average of ringers a game has 1 been slightly higher than Klrchner’s, despite his greater difficulty in con trolling the shoe turns. . Respect for Fort zoomed when he threw ringer after ringer in the pinches to take the deciding contest of the Washington final, in which the score at one time was 21 to 2 against him. The major prizes of the tournament will be presented Immediately after the matches. These will go to the Btate champions, first and second place win ners in the grand finale, county cham pions and the divisional and sectional winners in Washington, t 1 Blueing the Browns ______ — __________________ mmmmmmm _____ ST. LOUIS. AB. R. H. PO. A. X. Blue, lb 3 0 0 7 0 0 ’ McNeely, rs 4 0 1 6 <K, 6 ■ Manush. If 4 0 11 0 6 McGowan, es 4 0 0 4 0 0 Kress, ss 4 11116 O'Rourke 3b 4 0 3 3 1 0 Mellllo. 3b..... 4 0 1 6 4 0 I Manltn. « 3 6 0 3 0 0 . Blaeholder, p 3 0 6 0 I 0 Total* 33 ~l ~7 •U ~9 ~0 •None out when winning run scored. Washington. • ab. r. h. po. a. b. > Judge, lb 4 o l 7 i o Rice, rs 4 1 3 3 o o , Ooslln. If 4 113 0 0 Myer, 3b 4 0 2 1 0 1 ' West, cf 4 0 15 10 ■ Tate, c 3 0 0 4 1 0 I Cronin, ss . 3 0 6’ 6 3 6 1 Hayes. 3b 2 6 10 11 Marberry, p 3 0 113 0 I Totals 31 ~3 ~9 37 “s ~3 . St. Louis 0000 00 0 0 I—l Washington 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3—3 Runs batted In—West (3). Two-base hits —O'Rourke. Hayes. Three-base bit—Myer. Stolen base—Rice. Double play—West to Judge. Triple pley—Blaeholder to Mellllo. Left on bases—St. Louis. 7: Washington. 6. Bases on balls—Off Blaeholder. 1: oft Mar berry 3., Btruek out—By Blaeholder. 3: by Marberry. 3. Umpire*—Messrs. Hilde brand. Guthrie and Ormaby. Time of same —1 bour and 33 minutes. ... . ! 1 RECORDS OF GRIFFMEN I Batting. O. AB. R H. Jb 3b HR.S SB RBI.Pc. Rice... 140 568 133 I*o it 10 1 IS IS SO .335 Judge.. 117 511 79 160 33 7 6 16 1] 64 .31* Gooch... 36 46 6 16 3 0 0 0 0 4 .313 Myer... 131 539 75 159 37 10 31116 71 .301 Tate.... 75 248 36 73 13 3 0 7 3 39 394 Goslin. 136 530 63 163 33 5 15 16 10 66 .394 Thomas. 31 45 S IS 1 0 0 1 0 3 389 Bluege.. 64 319 35 63 7 0 6 7 630 388 Hayes.. 113 366 47 111 18 4 3 15 4 64 .386 West... 134 475 59 130 15 8 3 18 9 71 .374 Cronin. tS7 467 66 136 34 8 7 19 7 59 .370 BOSS. .. 36 56 7 16 0 1 0 0 0 3 368 Rue! ... 67 184 16 4 3 0 5 1 13 .350 Marb'ry. 45 73 »ts» 3 1 0 4 0 11 .250 Brown.. 88 44 7? 9 1 0 0 11 4 205 Barnes.. 71 117 14tT84 4 3 1 0 1 13 305 Ltska... 33 37 Fl 0 o'o 0 1 0 .185 Spencer. 44 105 li£lß <21122 -111 Burke... 38 41 1 6100504 .146 Braxton. 35 48 4 8 3 0 0 4 0 4 .143 Jones... 35 48 4 600020 2.125 Hadley.. 35 58 8 6 0 0 0 4 0 0 .103 Sarldte. 3 0 0 0000000 .000 Pitching. O H BB SO IP. 08.C0.W.L. Brown 38 173 64 43 151 13 6 8 6 Braxton ... 35 213 51 58 180% 19 9 13 10 Marberry!.. 45 310 67 107 329% 34 13 15 13 Thomas.... 31 134 43 30 138% IS 8 77 Burke . ... 36 150 56 47 134% 16 5 6 8 Jones 35 140 42 31 140 % 31 7 » « I Llska 33 83 43 34 85 10 3 3 8 1 Hadley 35 178 78.90 178% 35 6 « Is Sarldge... 6 13 3 3 6 0 0 0 0 'Vines pple.. 17314 1000 I MINOR LEAGUE STANDING AMERICAN ASSOCIATION. Columbus. 3: Bt. Paul, 1. Louisville-Kansas City. rain. Toledo. 9: Minneapolis, 10 (14 Innings). INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE. Toronto, 13: Rochester. 5. Baltimore. 7-6; Newark. *3-7. Jersey City, 4-4: Reading, 7-1. Only games scheduled. PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE. Sacramento. 1: Portland. 4. Hollywood. It Uos Angeles, 4. Oakland. .1: Seattle. 6. 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Indians; Combs, Yanks, 14. Homers—Ruth, Yanks, 46. Stolen bases—Gehringer, Tigers, 26. Pitching—Grove, Athletics, won 20, lost 5. National. Batting—O’Doul, Phillies, .392. Runs —Hornsby, Cubs, 147. Runs batted in—Wilson, Cubs, 151. Hits—O’Doul, Phillies, 228. Doubles —Frederick, Robins, 50. Triples—L. Waner, Pirates, 19. Homers Klein, Phillies; Wilson, Cubs; Ott, Giants, 39. Stolen bases —Cuyler, Cubs, 39. Pitching—Bush, Cubs, won 18, lost 5. CUBS WILL STRIVE TO WIN 1 GAMES Hornsby and Wilson Refuse Rest in Order to Seek Individual Titles. Br the Associated Press. CHICAGO, September 20.—The Cubs are in, but several desires remain to be satisfied before the closing of the National . League season. Apparently on the way out of the slump that caused them to drop three games in a row just when they wanted most to win, Joe McCarthy’s club is aiming at an even 100 victories lor the season. To accomplish the job, Chi cago must win six out of its remaining nine contests. Rogers Hornsby and Hack Wilson have refused to take a few days of rest, hoping to win individual titles. Horns by figures he still has a chance to win ' his seventh National League batting : championship and is certain he has a I chance of winning the home run title, I although he is two homers behind Wil son. Ott and Huck Klein, who are tied ! at 39. ; Wilson is gunning for the home run I championship and says he will keep playing until the matter is settled. ! Pat Malone’s six-hit shut-out of the Giants yesterday created more enthusi asm than the clinching of the flag Wednesday and served to dispel some of the feeling that the Cubs were cracking. There was no letting up of activity in the club offices, where the task of filling ticket applications is nearly finished. The grab bag has not been closed, but less than 15.000 tickets remained for disposal today. V. DIVVER LEADING EASTERN A. A. HITTER E. Robertson, with an average of .383, is the leading batter of Manager Law rence’s Eastern A. A. Insects so far this diamond season. Easterns won second honors in the French League and are still in the running for the flag in the insect section of the Capital City League. Hollidge and Hay have pitched no run, no-hit games for the Easterns and in one game Pearce fanned 19. The Divver boys have played fine ball. Later a card party will be held for the team by Manager Lawrence and a basket ball quint to compete in the 115-pound class will be organized. Batting averages follow: G Ab R H 2b 3b Hr Sb Sh Pet V. Divver 28 109 30 43 6 2 0 8 8 .389 Roberts'n 24 85 27 33 11 0 5 6 .383 Winter*.. 22 92 24 41 3 3 2 0 7 .445 A. Divver 28 110 31 82 10 2 0 9 7 .563 Hollidte. 18 41 18 14 2 0 0 8 8 .341 H011i5.... 26 74 22 28 2 1 0 15 22 3.8 Miller... 8 26 7 16 110 4 1 .615 Brasna'n 15 46 8 17 000 4 6 .369 Pearce... 23 78 19 35 4 3 4 2 0 .460 Hays ... 13 39 9 18 0 0 0 1 2 461 Yitea.... 14 33 7 8 0 0 0 5 8 .242 ShafTner. 13 55 11 21 4 1 2 2 1 .381 Hall 10 40 11 20 2 0 0 4 2 .500 Bowman. 17 59 14 20 11 6 5 0 .370 PAGE 45 STAND COMPARISON WITH ANSON. ETAL Chance, the “Bear,” Gave Club Its Nickname—Has 7 Regular .300 Hitters. BY OWEN L. SCOTT. CHICAGO, September 20.—When tho Chicago Cubs were pushed into the National League pennant berth on Wednesday, their predicament revived memories of old timers in those base ball immortals who cavorted in the past for this team which again seeks world championship honors. There are those who believe the pres ent Cubs a greater aggregation of ball players than any of the 12 previous nines who managed to win pennant for the club. They don’t exclude the bail sockers of the days of old “Pop” Anson in putting the batting order of the pres ent title holders ahead. Seven out of nine Cub regulars with hitting percent ages above .300 lend weight to the argu ment. But this isn't convincing to those who think back to the days 53 years ago, when A. G. Spalding started his White Stockings, as the Bruins were known then, on the way to their first pennant. Anson Real Hitter. Pop Anson, whiskers and all, was there knocking the cover off the ball, while his teammates, gloveless and heavily moustached, stopped the line drives of all opponents and became known as the “stonewall defense” out fit. It was so good that starting in 1880, under the managership and bat ting of Anson, the team won pennants in that year and in 1881, 1882, 1885 and 1886. Those were the day of Mike Kelly, right infielder, who surprised the fans by sliding for second base. “Slide, Kelly, Slide,” became a popular fan cry, and it has remained a base ball term ever since. And it was in those days that Billy Sunday made a living by putting in a stretch in the "White Stocking” outfield. When this old outfit disintegrated, it took 20 years before another winner came to the Chicago Nationals. Then the town became acquainted with the Tinker and Evers and Chance, and it was hard on opposing teams when a batter when a man on first lined one to Tinker at short. It was Tinker to Evers to Chance in a combination that has put the group among base ball im mortals. Chance Responsible. Chance, a big. burly first baseman, managed the club to pennants in 1906, 1907, 1908 and 1910. And it was he who gave the team its present name. Because of his size, the manager was known as the “Bear,” and his players became the “Cubs.” They’ve remained so ever since. £. The present Cubs are almost as col orful, certainly, as their predecessors. Many a fan will put Roger Hornsby alongside “Pop” Anson in batting prowess, and when the home-run blast ing of Hack Wilson is added in, there is no lack of display. Mike Kelly may have been a wonder on the bases, but Kiki Cuyler draws as much enthusiasm from the galleries, and when it comes to a double-play outfit, that of English to Hornsby to Grimm doesn't sound so bad to the present-day Cub follower. Chicago Is completely sold on its pres ent champions. It is so enthusiastic that in doing his pre-series wishing William Wrigley. the team owner, w'ishes more than anything else for a rubber park which could be stretched to accommodate all of the hundreds of thousands of local people who want to see the games. - • PAIR OF POLO CONTESTS ARE LISTED FOR TODAY Semi-final matches in the high-goal polo tournament being conducted by the War Department Polo Association were scheduled this afternoon in Poto mac Park. War Department Whites were to face 16th Field Artillery four at 3 o'clock, while 2nd Corps Area nialletmen of New’ York were to clash with the Mid dleburg, Va., combination at 4:30 o’clock.