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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 14, 1913, Image 12

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Next comes the. marvelous 62-yard
drop-kick of Pat O'Dea, -who starred
at Wisconsin. O'Dea made his rec
ord drop-kick in 1896 on Shepherd
field, Evanston, against Northwest
ern. One of the greatest place-kicks
ever made was John De Witt's in
1903, when, with Yale leading Prince
ton 6 to 5 and but a few seconds
remaining. Yale punted from her
own goal. A Princeton back on the
Hobe Baker of Princeton.
42-yard line signaled for a fair catch.
Princeton had just one play, a kick,
and De Witt booted the ball between
the Yale uprights.
In the Yale-Princeton game last
year "Hobe" Baker kicked two field,
goals and "Lefty" Plynn one, giv
ing Priceton a lead, 6 to 3. Pumpelly,
in the closing moments, drop-kicked
from the 49-yard line. The ball
struck the cross bar and fell over,
tying the score.
Pat O'Dea drop-kicked 50 yards
against Chicago and 45 against Min
nesota in 1897, and in 1899 repeated
40 against Minnesota and Co ovpMist
In 1905 Walter Eckersall-, for Chi
cago, booted five field goals against
Nebraska. Eckersall made two 25
yard kicks and one of 45 against
Wisconsin in 1903.
In 1902 John De Witt place-kicked .
42 yards against Yale and twice kick-'
ed 35-against Cornell. In 1903. he
twice kicked 50 yards and once 45
against Cornell.
George Capron, now a ball player,
drop-kicked 45 and 30 yards, tying
for Minnesota with Wisconsin.
Ted Coy, Yale, in 1909 twice drop
kicked from 30 yards, beating Har
vard, 8 to 0. Earl Sprackling of
Brown made three place-kicks of 30
yards each in 1910 and Brown beat
Yale, 21 to 0.
Last year Brickley made a place
kick of 45 yards and two drop-kicks
of 15 yards each, Harvard beating
Dartmouth, 16 to 6. He drop-kicked
30 -yards and then 20 against Yale,,
and Harvard won 20 to 0. Against
Princeton he drop-kicked 20 yards
for the game's only score. This year
Brickley's toe defeated Princeton, 3
to 0, drop-kicking from the 20-yard
o o
New York, Nov. 14. The body of
T. H. (Tommy) Burns, one of the
greatest American jockeys, was
found, horribly mangled, wedged un
der the front wheels of a Brighton
Beach elevated train.
Whether Burns was accidentally
killed or jumped in front of the train
is not known. His fur-lined overcoat
and hat were found on a "seat on the
station platform. The motorman of
the train said he did.not see the vic
tim. Burns, who was reported to be .
wealthy, was jockey at one time for
Wm. C. Whitney. He rode 361 win
ners in 1897, and introduced the
crouching style of -riding on Euro
pean tracks.
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