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The St. Louis Republic. [volume] (St. Louis, Mo.) 1888-1919, September 20, 1903, PART II, Image 24

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a Bookmaker and Broke
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"FIriTO ATT Local Teams Have Settled
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St. Louis Browns' Midget Pitcher
Weighed Only One Hundred
Pounds When He Made His In
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Ramans the league's -heavy hitter? for the
- last ten years.
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sQttly One league Has Failed During the 1303 Campaign Players
Get Their:Shareofvthe. Prosperity Post Season Series of
Games to Be Played in Many Cities Large Wads Paid for
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Sam Crawford of Detroit Is a Model Athlete Giant Players
: Troubled With Enlarged Craniums.
written -for the Sunday itEPtnsuc.
rewn old Father Time pushes his cal
endar around for another week, the 1903
aseball season will havo passed into his
tory as one of the most glorious and
prosperous eras of the national game.
The National League, through its presi
dent, has but recently stated that the
jiarent organization of baseball has not
before finished a campaign since tho pres
ent eight-club regime in such a prosper
ous condition.
According to Mr. Pulliam, not a club in
his organization lost money, whilo New
York. Pittsburg, Chicago and Cincinnati
have all made money in sufficient quanti
ties to stave off the -wolf for several sea
nona. Only one league, the Pacific National,
has failed this season, and it Is not a
total wreck, as four clubs -will continue
to carry" through-their part of the original
eight-club schedule.
The failure -of the Pacific National was
4ue in a very large measure to tho cum
bersome traveling distances, more than
to any lack of -patronage.
. Tie American League under the reign
of "King Ban" has flourished. Boston,
Philadelphia. Cleveland. Detroit and Chi
cago, should quit the season away to the
good. -St. Louis and Washington have
iOso made money for their stockholders.
The only doubtful proposition in the Amer
ican League, so far as the "profit and
less" end of tho game is concerned, is
New York. The "Invaders," with their
heavy salary list, will more than likely
quit, to the bad.
Tho American Association has . made
mons money than-last year, while the
Western League is on a sound footing, as
ajreniU. of its present business. The
Throe-Eye League, K. I. T. League, Mis
souri Valley. New England, and the ever
prosperous Eastern League, have all made
more money, as a whole, this season, than
.any time during the last ten years.
N6r have the stockholders of the clubs
been the only beneficiaries of the era of
prosperity. The players have come in for
their share of the gate receipts. Their
snjarles have been higher than at almost
any lime in the history of the game.
Of course, the players who have no con
tracts covering a specified period of time
will not bo offered the enticing induce
ment this season that was held out for
their services last season. But they will
at least have the satisfaction of knowing
that the proposed reduction in salary will
have tho effect of putting the game on a
mot? stable financial footing.
In .all. the season about to close has
bpttf a prosperous one for player and
owet alike, and from the present outlook
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or ligature. ,and under my treatment
the congested condition (within ten
Hays) disappears. The parts are re
stored to their natural condition, vigor
fend strength and circulation re-estab-Ush"d.
My marantte to cure U:
".Vot dollar need le paid' until nrtd.r
Stricture, Vnnntnral Discharges.
Contneion Illood I'otson. J.ons of
Manly Vicror, Drain, Iioiin, Plica,
Ivtdney, Bladtlpr and Prostatic
Tronblr. Itnpture. PrtTate and
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The Browns' speedy first baseman, who Is
tho best guardian of tho Initial sack in
the American League.
the season of 1904 will be just as nrorper
But one more week remains of the pen
nant race, and the indications point to
the clubs filnishlng in their present or
der. In the National League Pittsburg
hag the pennant door barred, and there
are no windows In the pennant structure.
New York, the club now occupying sec
ond place, UiPkn to have a very firm grip
on -that position. Of course Chicago still
has a chance, but if both teams continue
playing In their present form New York
should land second place. Third position
Is assured to Chicago, In case they do not
finish second, while Cincinnati, who looked
to be the'. Pittsburgs' closest rivals early
in the season, will finish fourth. Brook
lyn, Boston. Phlladeplhia and St. Louis
should finlxh in the order named, but tho
Cardinals still have a chanco to climb out
of the cellar.
In the American League Boston cannot
now lose the' flas should they meet with
reversal .in every game they play, which
is not at all likely.
Cleveland has the same cinch on sec
ond place that Boston has on first po
sition. Third place In the American League,
however, still furnishes material for an
interesting fight. The "Invaders" and last
year's champion Athletics will fight a
hot battle .for this place, with the chances
about even up. The ."Invaders" aie Just
beginning to show their real form, and
With their class should make a hair
raising finish for third place. The loser
of this battle will occupy fourth position.
As the race now stands, it looks as
though Detroit will cap the second di
vision brigade In Johnson's league, but
the Browns still have a fighting chance
for that place.
Chicago, who led the league early in
the season, is doomed to end in the lowly
seventh position, while Washington has
as good a hold on the bottom of the
pennant ladder as Boston has on the top.
Already there Is much talk about the
post-season games between the St. Louis
National and St. Louis American League
teams. Arrangements have been finally
completed. The Saturday games are to
be played at Sportsman's Park, while the
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Who has played a consistent game all
Sunday games are scheduled for League
Much interest attaches to the series
from tho fact that each team has a fol
lowing, who think their "pets" cannot be
licked by the othor fellow. Tills spirit
will arouse the proper amount of enthu
siasm to make the games very Interest
ing. Another feature of the series will be
tho introduction of the "youngsters" who
have been secured by both teams.
Although the Browns look to be the
better team, they do not look a bit more
superior to the Cardinals now than they
did in the spring. As is well known, they
were unable to beat the "Babes" at that
time, and they may not be able to do any
better this trip.
If the Browns get the proper start in
the games it will be all off with the Cardi
nals, but where a daring finish is neces
Bary the Cardinals should win from their
more experienced fellow-townsmen.
The post-season fever has struck all
the towns except New York, and base
ball will continue to bo to tho fore this
year for at least ten days after the close
of the championship season.
The scries between the two Boston
teams will not be played for the reason
that Colllns's men have an urgent engage
ment with the Pittsburg aggregation. Of
all tho "after-dinner" games this shculd
prove" tho most interesting, as the world's
championship is not the only issue at
stake. In a measure, at least. It will de
cide the question of superiority between
the two major leagues. The American
Ieacue people look on the "Beancaters"
as tho flower of their organization, while
Pittsburg stands alone in the National
League. Should Pittsburg win the club3
of the National League will take It as a
triumph of their organization, while vic
tory for Boston will be hailed by tha
American League teams as a token of -su.
periorityof their organization.
In Ohio the Cleveland Elues and Cin
cinnati "Reds" wtll have it out for the
championship of the "mother of politi
cians." On form Cleveland should win
from Cincinnati, but the latter club has a
Chance with any team and may upset tha
calculations of the game's prophets.
The American and National leagues
have agents all over the country sizing
up talent for their clubf. Already the
National League haa paid out or made
agreement to pay out over fcSO.OM-to minor
leagues for young players for next season.
Some of these players come as high us
There was a time when the leagues de
pended on the tips of old players or friends
to get a line on the youngsters, and were
often "gold bricke-d." as they termed it,
when a player failed. This season, with
fa!d agents traveling about, the old
eagues havo picked up more "gold bricks"
than ever, if reports are true. Tho agents,
fearing some one might beat them out of
landing a player touted as good, have hur
ried to put up money for many a second
class ball player. It is safe to say that
less' than ono-fourth of the men taken
from the minors will make good right off
the reel, and vet competition is so great in
the major leagues that the clubs must
take these chances.-
Of -High's basket-ball team, IllustraUng
methods of ploy whilo preparing for a
The Cardinals' meteoric young center
fielder. He is one of the best youngsters
In tho game.
Somo days ago there arose an argument
among the members of the Cincinnati
team as to tho identity of the player still
connected with the game who had ac
cumulated tho most money in baseball.
Various names were suggested, but when
that of Frank Dwyer, formerly of the
Reds and now business manager of the
Detroit team, was sprung, the opposition
collapsed, and It was generally conceded
that the Geneva man was "it." Dwyer
always was noted for not tossing any of
his dollars in the direction of the dicky
birds. While he never denied himself any
thing that would add to his comfort or
respectability, he did not toss his coin
about promiscuously. He knew of a sav
ings bank in Geneva where money was
paid on deposits: Later, when he had ac
quired a little capital In this way, he
found that there was even a 'bigger return
in loaning it out himself on real estate.
After doing business in this way for some
years. In the meantime adding to his work
ing capital by drawing a. good salary from
the Cincinnati club, he found that there
were times when It was necessary to fore
close mortgages, and that real estate so
acquired usually found a ready market.
And so another source of Income was add
ed to his growing capital. Then he decid
ed to own a few rent-paying houses, ac
quired them and became a landlord of
prominence who' kept his high-priced ten
ants by looking out-for their comforts. As
these tenants needed coal, Dwyer decided
to reap the profit of the sale himself, so
he started In the coal business. And with
all this he continued, and still continues,
in baseball. It Is estimated that Dwyer
is worth nearly $100.000 and It's still all
coming in and nothing going out.
"If ho keeps his health and does not
die or get killed, I' predict that Sam
Crawford, formerly of tho Reds, and now
with the Detrolts, will establish a new
record for a player remaining in fast
company," declared Ed Poole, tho Cin
cinnati pitcher, during the recent Fcries
In Chicago, when Kelley's men and the
Detroit aggregation were gueBts at the
same hotel for two days. "Crawford is a
marvel In many ways, continued Poole.
"There is not a man. playing baseball to
day who has so few vices' as the big
fellow from Nebraska. He docs not drink
or smoke: he keeps the best of hours.
always getting his full quota of sleep;
he does hot eat with his knife, so his
chances of cutting his throat are ex
tremely remote; the birds know nothing
of him, for on no .occasion has he ever
been known to throw money to them In
fact, he Is a model ball player. No man
ager ever has to figure on what Craw
ford Is doing at any hour of tho day or
night. He can always rest assured that
the big fellow is doing nothing that will
In the least Impair his value or ability as
a player. And all these qualities combined
are going to keep Crawford in the game
perhaps longer than any player ever con
nected with baseball. Why. it would not
surprsie me to see him playing In fast
company twenty-five years from now,
provided he cares to continue in the game
that long. Crawford is less than 23 years
of age. and with his constitution and the
excellent care" he takes of himself all the
time he should be a good athlete up to
The Pride of Goose Hollow.
the time he is SO. Anson lasted to that
age; McPhee, Zimmer, McGuire and sev
eral others almost reached the half-century
mark, and I predict that Crawford,
with better habits and Just as good a
constitution as any of the men mentioned,
will outlast them all."
There are somo baseball players who
can stand to play in any city in any cir
cuit in the country, while others must
have certain climates In which to perform
before they can show what they really
can do. Tom Corcoran, the Reds' captain,
was asked the other day how it was. that
some players could not make good in cer
tain cities, while in others they played like
"It is all owing to climatic conditions,"
said Corcoran. "Take Tom Daly, for in
stance. He is playing as fine a game at
second as any man In the National Leacue
to-day. Yet, when he was with the Chi
cago Americans he was not fielding up to
his standard, nor was he hitting much.
Tho climate of Chicago did not agree with
him. and it required a change to bring him
around right again. There are a number
of players in the business who invariably
fall down when they strike St. Louis, for
the reason that they cannot stand the
heat there. Others find the salt-air damp
ness of Brooklyn and Boston disastrous to
their abilities, while with others the
smoky condition of Pittsburg works a
handicap that makes them look like minor
leaguers whenever they play there. One
hears frequently of a star being praised
by men who see games in all the cities of
the circuit, and then some other chap wilt
step up and declare that he could never
see where this particular player came in,
as 'he never plays good ball in our town.'
There arc many such players in the big
leagues who hate to visit certain cities,
because they cannot do themselves Jus
tice there, because of the climatic condl
dltions. and many a good man has been
ruined by being compelled to remain In a
city where the climate did not agreo with
The signing of an agreement between
the major and minor baseball leagues
which is to govern the relations of the
organizations is particularly important in
mat it means tno end or exoroitant sal
aries for players. While the minor leagues
apparently gained few concessions from,
tho majors, tho agreement means much
to them because it assures peace. With
protection for their palyers guaranteed,
the magnates will begin cutting expenses,
and the major league managers, antici
pating the change, have for somo time
been casting about for young and ambi
tious players who cannot command largo
wages. There will be many new faces in
the line-ups of the big clubs next year,
while the minors will catch the' driftwood,
and their lists will bristle with the names
of players who have been famous, but
who have been crowded out ty younger
blood and muscle.
Speaking of the Giant players recently,
a New York fan said:
"I am a great admirer of Bresnahan.
and hence have watched him closely. But
In Justice I am compelled to say that he
has invariably fallen down when his scry-
By a Republic Photographer.
fXhowing the Jrall in from -the side lines.
By a KepubUo Photosrfcer.
Tho above picture is a reproduction of a
photograph owned by Jim Kcrwin. a local
amateur ball player. It was taken eleven
years ago, when "Wee Willie" Sudho.f
donned his first baseball uniform.
At that time Sudhoff was a mere
stripling, but he soon showed himself to
be a master of tho pitcher's art. Sudhoff
then weighed only a few pounds above the
hundred-pound mark, and his youthful ap
pearance always won him the sympathy of
the fans who attended the local amateur
sames a decade ago. In a year's time Sud
hoff bid adieu to the local amateurs and
became a semlprofcsslonal by securing
an engagement with tho Waterloo. III.,
baseball team.
The next season found him doing duty
on the slab for Paducah. His work there
was of such a quality that It attracted the
favorable notice of tho St. Louis National
League management, and. on recom
mendation of Frank Pears, "Wee Willie"
was given a trial with the local major
league team. Although he had many
chances to play with the big Eastern
teams, Willy steadfastly refused their of
fers and remained loyal to the city of his
His performance for the Browns this
season stamps him aa one of the leading
Ices were most needed. He secm3 to have
no difficulty whatever in cracking out a
stinging triple, double or home run when
mere is no one on oase mat a bit or
this sort wIU assist In scoring, but if the
gamo Is close and tho Giants have men
on bases and need runs to win out. Bres
nahan almost always raises a little fly to
the infield or clso raps down a bounder
to the opposing shortstop. I cannot ex
plain this, but it is a fact, nevertheless.
Sandow Mertes- is another man who docs
the same thing. He la a great hitter when
hits are not worth much, but when they
mean something he is found wanting."
There is one great trouble with Bresna
han. Mertes. Mathewson and other re
puted stars on the New York team they
have been given more notoriety than is
good for them. Barney Dreyfuss once
"If I were a ball player I would not
want to be a member of the New York
"Why?" he was asked.
"Simply because the people make too
great heroes of them at first." he re
or Nervous, Sexual
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As lie appeared in his first baseball uni
form. plied. "When a player who has shown
winning form" breaks into New York he is
lionized at once bv the populace, while
great enlarged pictures of him are spread
clear across the paces of the newsoaDers.
This tends to give him an exaggerated
attack of the enlarged cranbim, and he
comes sooner or later to depend more on -his
quickly-gained reputation than on his
playing abilty to carry, hm through. When,
a player reaches this stage, it Is not dif
ficult to see his finish. But let a New
York player show sines of letting up or
of deteriorating, and the same hero -wor
shipers who a few weeks before lauded ,
mm to the axles will pounce upon mm
and denounce him in the strongest terms."
And there is a great deal of truth in
what the Pirate chief says. You cart no
tice it if you ever take in a game at the
Polo Grounds. The men on the team who
play consistent, steady ball without mak
ing a great show of it are seldom noticed
.by the crowds, while the favored few are
the cynosures of all eyes, and their every
act is favorably commented upon, no mat
ter what it may be.
and Blood Diseases
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