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Many Minor Leagues Close Labor Day Other
Sport Gossip.
f New York, Sept. 4 Baseball play
Ar in a. nnmhpr n f thp minor leaeues
Prill.- don their uniforms for the last
time this season on Labor Day. In
cluding those leagues which have al
ready closed their 19 pennant con
tests, . more than fifty per cent of the
associations embraced in organized
baseball will have made their last
fcppearauce onthe diamond with the
flouble-headers of Monday.
Among those which terminate the
Season with, the first of the Autumn
holidays, are. the following leagues:
Western, Texas, New York, New Eng
land), South Michigan, Central Associa
tion.'. Virginia, Atlantic, Colonial, Ohio,
and California State. The closing
days of ' August saw the final games
In the '"Western Association, South At
lantic Central,' Georgia State, Buck
eye, Middle Texas, Georgia-Alabama,
Blue Ridge and - Nebraska. Leagues. -
Before the end of the month the
American Association, Southern, Three
X, ' North North Carolina, Northwes
tern, Bi-State, and Canadian leagues
will 'have 'completed their schedules
and left the field clear for the Na
tional, American, Federal and Pacific
Coast leagues and the climax of the
baseball year -the "World's Series.
That the" ordinary mosquito is not
awed "by evfen a husky football player
In training is proved "by a recent at
tack made 'on J the "fhOba of the
Muhlenberg College team in the
training camp. As the result of a bite
on the forearm blood poisoning developed.-and
for a. time amputation of
the axxn was thought to be the only
means of saving the player's life. The
poison, finally yielded to , treatment
and M nhlenbeu rg will he able to play
ner regular fullback, before the sea
son is" far advanced.
The announcement of the players
selected to reprnsent the National
League in the post season tour of the
Northwest against a similar team from
if rem the American, League shows that
a. strong combination has been secur
ld to uphold, the baseball reputa
ztion of the senior organization. The
ibatting and .fieldjng averages of the
thirteen nlavers named gives a. grand
average of .961 in the field and .252
at bat. The line-up and individual
averages follow: l'
All-National League Team
' '"' , b.a. ." f.a,
Dauberf,'- 1st b. Brklyn., .818 .990
J. Miller, 2b., St. L... .265 . J959
-TXT , TH fi1
Groh, 3b., Cin., .300 .967
W. Kfflif er. o.f.," Cin.," .293 .977
rolan, o.f ., : St. L., x - .265 .941
Burns, o.f-, N. Y., .275 . .944
Mathewson, p., N. T-i " -184 .957
Vaughn, p.. Chic.,. -.147 .887
Alexander, p.; FhiUu. .179" . .991
Bill KilHfer, c, Phila .227 .972
Snyder, c, St.-,L., .326 - .983
O. -Miller, c, Brklyn., .234 .987
Forme- YaSe -footbaii players con
tinue - to hold their , popularity as
inotthstandingth'at the Blue grid
Iron star has failed to shine with its
usual brilliancy during the past few
seasons. A canvass of . the leading
colleges and schools of the country
has demonstrated that the New Ha
ven university has more former play
ers acting In coaching capacities than
any one other college or university fa
mous in football annals.
S . - V
Washington, Sept. 4. Pitcher Cy
Pieh, who tamed- the Senators in New
Yorkalast month, was unable to repeat
yesterday, losing a. tight game 2. to 0
when "Washington obtained a pair of
doubles and a single in the sixth ixm
intf. 1 : , - . f
Pieh. drew as hi opponent Walt
Johnson, who was at his best, which
'explains why the Donovanites went
Irunlesa. Foar hits, one of them a
real drive, the other three scratches,
were all Johnson allowed. Thirty-one
men faced him, and nobody reached
hird "base. - " - '
Pitchers MiradyDallas, Tex
as, and "Meadows of the Richmond In
ternational League : club reported to
-the Yankees yesterday and worked
out before the game under the watch
ful eyes of Scout Joe Kelley. Both
look like promising young hurlers, and
(Manager Donovan stated that he
would start them in championship
games when the club returned to New
frenchman, will pass his fortieth
milestone on Sunday, for the man who
is now rounding out his glorious dia
mond career with the rag-tag and bob
tail Athletics was .born at Woon
socket, R. L, on Sept. 5, 1875. It is
a sad ending for Larry, but at that he
seems to .be giving the old gent with
the scythe and the spinach on his chin
a merry tussle. He has made a better
showing than a lot of fellows who
were wearing long skirts when' Lajoie
was.."beginning his baseball career. It
was nearly twenty years ago. Torn,
that Larry broke into the professional
game with Fall River, in the New
England League. In eighty games
the big French lad amassed sixteen
'home runs, fifteen triples, and twenty
seven doubles,, and any number of
singles, his batting average with Fall
River being .429. He played first in
the- outfield, but later in the season
took turns at first, second, third, short
and catcher, and if, there had been any
other positions he would have tried
'em. - Before the season closed Larry
was sold to, Billy . Nash, manager of
the Philadelphia Nationals, for 1,500,
and made his debut in the main show.
After many wanderings the big fellow
is back in Philadelphia again.
Among the other eastern institutions
Princeton, Dartmouth, Pennsylvania,
Lafayette and Syracuse are all well
represented in the coaching field. In
sharp contrast is the' fact that Har
vard and Cornell players- do not ap
parently devote much time to coach
ng after graduation. " In the west
Chicago and Michigan lead in this re
spect although there is a fair sprinkV
ling of Minnesota, "Wisconsin, Notre
Dame and Illinois alumni on the list.
The American jockey - Archibald,
headed the list of winning riders in
the summer meeting at Hoppergarten,
Berlin, recently concluded, with sev
enteen firsts in forty-eght races. The
victories of the American rider were
very popular and in racing at 'least
there was no trace of anti -American
feeling. Second place was taken by
Jockey Rastenberger, riding for the
Wenberg .- stables, for which Fred
Taral, the old American jockey, is
trainer. Rastenberger, who is serving
with the German field artillery and
was given a furlough for the meet
ing, rode fifteen winners in fifty-six
races. Other German, jockeys follow
far to the rear, the next rider,
Plueschke, riding only seven winners.
Late reports from Cornell "Univer
sity state that there is no further
doubt regarding the complete recov
ery of Rowing Coach Courtney, who
suffered a. fracture of the skull pre
vious to the Intercollegiate Regatta at
Poughkeepsie, late in June. Courtr
ney has made steady improvement
during the past two months and is ex
pected to be 'able to supervise the
Fall crew work at Ithaca although it
is likely that he will leave much of
the detail to John Hoyle. Unless there
Is some unforeseen setback during the
next few months Courtney will be in
full charge of the rowing destinies of
Cornell when the crews take the wa
ter early next Spring.
A novel suggestion, offered with
the idea of increasing the 'interest in
baseball, is advanced by a well known
umpire, who , has studied the National
Sport in all its angles. - He proposes
to move the bleachers nearer to the
diamond and double the seating capa
city of a majority of these stands in
the big league parks. According to
ths authority the secret of baseball
popularity lies in the enthusiasm of
the bleacherite. He says:, . . .
"Modern baseball has crowded the
bleacher fan to the far corners of the
lot. He is so far removed from the
play that he has lost his intimate ac
quaintance with the player and the
game has ; suffered as a' result.? In
the old days he -was the life of the
game. He was within speaking' dis
tance of both the infield and out
field players arid, never failed to speak
out his opinion of plays both good
and bad. ; His comments keyed the
players to their best efforts and they
never shirked in their work for they
knew" that the bleacherite would not
spare their feelings if he thought
that they were not trying their hard
est. The bleacher fan carried his en
thusiasm with him twenty-four hours
a day and was a constant boomer for
the v game and a spur for the player.
Baseball needs more fans of this type
but little boxes a quarter of a mile
from the diamond are not going to de
velop this much needed class of
Maurice McLougnlin
And Williams Continue
To Win At Tennis
New York, Sept. 4: Karl H. Behr,
recent conqueror of Maurice E. Mc
Loughlin and veteran internationalist,
favored by many to win the national
tennis championship, will positively
do no such thing. That was made
certain yesterday aftrnoon in the
fourth round of the titular tourna
ment on the courts of the West Side
Tennis Club at : Forest Hills, when
Behr fell a victim to the speed and
youth of William M. Johnston of
California. :
After Johnston had turned his lit
tle trick McLoughlin disposed of Fred
Alexander, the home representative,
in a four-set match, at 6 3, 6 2,
1 6, 6 3.
Richard . Norris Williams, 2d, the
champion, was relegated to a side
court for his tilt With J. B. Adoue, Jr.,
of Dallas, Tex. Adoue knew that he
could do little against the title holder
and his judgment was vindicated. For
he went out speedily and gloriously,
with the scores of 6 3, 6 -1, 6--0.
G-oldsmith Maid
. s One of the Greatest
of Trotting Mares
Thirty years ago today, on Septem
ber 4, 1885, there passed to the
equine's happy grazing ground what
old timers of the trotting turf declare
was the greatest mare that ever wore
harness, the immortal Goldsmith Maid.
She was buried in Trenton. N. J., and
although no monument marks her last
resting place, she still lives in the
memories of many old sportsmen who
recall with Joy her wonderful per
formances. Goldsmith Maid was not remarkably
beautiful, and to the casual observer
she looked like Just an ordinary ani
mal. But speed man alive, but she
was speedy. "The fastest mare that
ever trotted, considering the style of
sulky and the weights drawn," is the
opinion of Baxter Konever, her train
er, who certainly knew hossflesh.
Goldsmith Maid was twenty-eight
years and nearly five months old at
the time of herAdeath, for she was
born April 16, 1857. She left behind
her a trotting record of 2:14 in har
ness and sulky a remarkable record,
considering the weight of harness and
sulkies in those days. Her racing
career continued through ten years,
and .she was speedy even in her old
age. Her owner paid $40,000 for her,
but she was a bargain at that, for she
won $360,000 in purses. -
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In the, early , part of the season King Cole was ill, and it was thought
that his baseball -days were over. Then he did a great comeback stunt and
pitched a couple of brilliant games. H is. friends were enthusiastic over his
showing. It was only a short time, however -before the once great pitcher
had another bad, time and he was suspended indefinitely. Even his friends
now say that he will have to be a phenomenon to do another comeback
stunt. "
Runs Made This Week.
St. Louis . . - 26
Pittsburgh .'. 20
Philadelphia ...,. . . - . . . . , ... . . . . . . 19
Brooklyn ... L . '. . i . . ; . ..; . . . . . . . . 19
New York . .16
Boston ...................... 11
Cincinnati ...................... 5
Chicago 4
Detroit . . ................
Boston .'. . ..... .............
Cleveland ... . ...............
Washington .................
St. Lonis . .' . ,'-;". . . . : i . . . . .
New York
Philadelphia , .
, 5
Buffalo ;. ,
Chicago .... V. ........ .
St. Louis
Baltimore. ..................
Kansas City ................
Barrisburg 26
Providence 24
Montreal . . 23
Rochester , ;. .". 22
Buffalo 21
Richmond r' ... . 20
Toronto 15
Jersey City w . 14
At New York , R. H. E.
Philadelphia ............... 0 4 2
New York 2 6 0
At Cincinnati-.
St. Louis ............ . 4 ... . 3 8 0
Cincinnati l 1 4
At Pittsburgh
Chicago . . . .-. 1 5 2
Pittsburgh .' . 4 .g 1
At Brooklyn
Boston .. ; 6 10 0
Brooklyn . . . . ." 3 5 1
Won. Lost.
Philadelphia ..... . 68 '53
Brooklyn .. 67 58
Boston ........... 64 57
Chicago" 59 61
St. Louis 62 65
New York 57 63
Pittsburgh J. 60 67
Cincinnati ........ 55 6S
Philadelphia in New York.
Brooklyn in Boston.
Chicago in Pittsburgh. "
t. Louis in Cincinnati. ,
" At Brooklyn R. H. E.
Baltimore 2 71
Brooklyn 3 7 2
At Buffalo
Newark .......... . .... , .. 142
Buffalo " 8 12 ' 0
At Pittsburgh
St. Louis 1 4 3
Pittsburgh 3 10 2
At Kansas City
Chicago . '. .; 0 3 4
Kansas City 4 4 1
Won. Lost. P.C.
Pittsburgh .....70 54 .565
Newark 66 53 .555
St. Louis .......... 68 57 .544
Chicago . 67 60 .528
Kansas City .. , 66 59 . .528
Buffalo 62 68 .477
Brooklyn 58 69 .457
Baltimore ........ 42 79 347
Baltimore in Brooklyn.
Newark in Buffalo.
St. Louis in Pittsburgh
Chicago in Kansas. City,
At Washington . R. H. E.
Washington 2 ' 8 0
New York 0 4 0
At St. Louis
Detroit 2 7 2
St. Louis ...37 0
At Philadelphia "
Boston ....10 15 4
Philadelphia . . . . j f . . 2 -8 5
At Chicago -1st Game.
Cleveland ;"-.i . 2 5 3
Chicago 8 8 1
Second Game.
Cleveland 681
Chicago ...57 j 1
Won. ' Lost. ' P.C.
Boston 82 39 .678
Detroit . . . 82 44 .651
Chicago f. 74 51 .592
Washington 64 58 .525
New York t . 56 64 .467
St. Louis ......... 49 75 .395
Cleveland '48 76 .387
Philadelphia ?6 84 .300
New York in Washington.
Boston in Philadelphia
Cleveland in Chicago.
Detroit in St. Louis. ;
International League.
At Providence N. H. E.
Buffalo -. 4 "7 0
Providence , 8 11' 0
At Harrisburg
Rochester 2 9 2
Harrisburg . . . . 5 - 9 1
At Richmond
Toronto . . 6 15 0
Richmond 5 x0 0
"Won. Lost. P.C.
Providence ........ 77 42 . .647
Buffalo 72 42 .632
Montreal.. 61 55 . .526
Harrisburg , . 56 61 .479
Rochester 54 62 .466
Toronto 55 63 .466
Richmond 52 69 .425
Jersey City 41 73 .360
Montreal in Jersey City.
Rochester in Harrisburg.
Toronto in Richmond.
Buffalo in Providence. 1
At New Haven R. jj. E.
Springfield 4 4 3
New Haven 7 10 4
At Brockton
Pawtucket . . 2 7 5
Brockton 5 8 0
At New Bedford
Hartford g 9 2
New Bedford g 14 3
U. S. Marines Tackle
Lake Team Here Monday
The baseball team of the U. s. Ma
rines from the Brooklyn Navy yard
will play the Lake Torpedo team at
at Newfleld park Monday afternoon.
A squad of rooters headed by the Ma
rine band will accompany the visitors
to this city. Previous to the game
there will be a street parade which
will leave the Atlantic hotel at 2 p.m.
The batting order of the two clubs:
U. S. Marines McCabe, 2b; Hecka
thorn, lb; Krueger, ss; Griffin, If;
Frisbold, 3b; Sullivan, c; Rlst,' cf;
Rioe.rf; Bergen, p; Brewer, p.
Lake Torpedo Meyers, ss; Trout
man, cf; Wilson, 2b; Berlin, c; Hur
ley, If; Norris, lb; Conroy, 3b; Gal
lagher, rf; Frazer, p; Rhodes ( p.
Prices Sltt and $22.so
TWO Custom Stilts TRY
625 East Washington Ave.
O and 1353 State Streat Y
Chicago, Sept. 4. Ty Cobb is recov
ering from his recent batting . slump,
according to averages published here
today, and still is safely leading the
American league sluggers with .375.
The Detroit star, during his slump,
failed to get a hit in 19- trips to the
plate. American leaguers trailing the
Georgian in hitting are Speaker, Bos
ton, .328; Crawford, Detroit, .227; Jack
son, Chicago, .326; EL Collins, Chicago,
Detroit, with .270, leads in club bat
ting with Boston second, with .264.
Cobb leads in stolen bases with 78. He
lost the honor of lead in total bases
which now is held by his teammate,
Crawford, who leads with 240. Cobb
remains at the front, however, as the
best run maker with' 120. Burns, De
troit, who led in homers last week with
5. remains at the head of the column
with his total unchanged.
Luderus, Philadelphia, batted - him
self into the lead in the National
league, this week, with an average of
.326; Doyle, New York, is next with
.324; Daubert, Brooklyn, third, with
.12; Snyder, St. Louis, has dropped
from first place' to fourth and is tied
with his teammate, Long, with .310.
Cravath, Philadelphia, leads in runs
scored with in total bases with 208
and in home runs with 19. Carey,
Pittesburgh, lead the base stealers
with 30 thefts.
Johnny Evers has again been set
down for five days by John K. Tener,
president of the National League, in
punishment for his rowdy tactics dur
ing the Brooklyn-Boston game in
ing Brooklyn-Boston game in Beanville
last Thursday. Johnny held his hand
kerchief to his nose as an appreoia-.
tion of the umpiring. . First Baseman
Schmidt and handy man Fitzpatrick
were fined $100 and $50, respectively,
for their share of the incident.
The suspension of Evers, who, al
though a popular star, has been get
ting into trouble frequently this sea
sonr will be a severe blow for Boston
at this time. It- will keep Evers out
of, the remainder of the Braves-:
Brooklyn series, as well as the entire
Braves-Giant Labor Day series on the
Polo Grounds. Evers' alibi was con
sidered, a very poor, one by Tener.
Johnny said he was merely blowing his
nose. !
Only four of Princtton's 1914 team,,
namely, Capt. Ballfn, E. Trenkman,
Boland and Shenk1 will be missing
from the material f or the 1915 team.
The Freshman material is first-class,
however, and will undoubtedly help
out the University team. The : ends
will probably be Highley and Shea, al
though they have many excellent man
out against them.
McLean will probably continue his
position as a tackle, while the most
likely choice for Ballin's, place will be
There will be a big gap to fill at
guard with the absence of Trenkman
and Shenk. Gennert, the 1914 center,
will probably hold this same position
on the 1915 team. Capt. Gluck, as
far as can be told, should hold his po
sition as quarterback.
Dickerban, Moore,. Driggs and Law,
are the most likely candidates for the
backs, but there is a good deal of ma
terial for these positions. As far as
material is concerned, there are .few
Princeton teams which have had such
a remarkable equipment of candidates.
Detroit, Mich.. Sept. 4 -Robert A.
Gardner of Chicago and Yale, scored
one o the most brilliant victories in
his golf career, yesterday afternoon.
He . defeated Max R. Marston of
Springfield, iST. J., 1 up in 37 holes,
in one of the semi-finals for. the Na
tional Amateur Golf Championship.
Today in the final match he played
John G. Anderson, the veteran
from Mt. Vernon, N. Y., who elimin
ated Sherril Sherman of Utica, 2 up
and 1.
Anderson defeated Sherman in a
match featured by the dogged per
sistence of the loser and the steady
effectiveness of the victor. Gardner
owes his place in the finals to a mag
nificent display of sheer grit that en
abled him to beat Marston after Max's
triumph seemed so certain that a good
part of the gallery had started, to
run to the club house so as to beat
the majority to the cooling beverages.
A missed putt of about two feet on
the 36th green lost Marston the
The score of the Anderson-Sherman
match was 2 up and 1 to play.
If Gacdner should win today it would
be the second time he has captured the
national honor. Anderson was runner
up once but it took Jerome Travers to
stop him in the final match.
In addition to the championship
finals, an exhibition game of particular
attractiveness will be played. The De
troit Country club has offered a tro
phy for the medal play round between
Ouimet, Travers and Charles Evans,
Jr., often referred to as the "Big
Wireless service between Sayville,
L. I., and Europe, was interrupted.
Hustling Brooklyn Dodgers Appear Here Tomor
" row Against Rem-Arms Club. v
(By Wagner.) . .
By the middle of next week it may
be possible to . pick the winner of the
Natoinal league pennant. The Phillies
start a series in Brooklyn beginning
Monday and the Braves follow them
into. Broklyn. By the time the Phil
lies and Braves get through mingling
with the Dodgers the fans will know
whether Moran's men have the edge
on their bitter rivals in actual com
bat. The Dodgers had an excellent chance
to gain on the leaders yesterday while
the Phillies were losing , to the Giants
but the runners up never appear to be
able to take advantage of any set
backs the Phillies receive.
The Red Sox increased their lead in
the American league scramble by beat
ing the luckless Athletics while St.
Louis was nosing out Detroit.
Local fans will have a chance to look
over Brooklyn's entries in the National
league race when the Dodgers appear
at Newfleld park to-morrow afternoon
to play the Remington-Arms club.
There will be a big delegation of root
ers from the Arms plant. The batting
order of the two clubs: Brooklyns,
Getz, -2b; Nix6n, cf; Olson, ss; Hum
mel, 3b; MoCarty, lb; Smyth, '-If;
Smith, rf; Wheat, rf; Wheat, c; Dell,
p; Appleton, p. Rem -Arms, Cirago,
cf; Griffin, ss; Gaudette, If; Pjura, rf;
Sherwood, 3b;' Reilly, 2b; Shaw, lb;
Corkins, c; Bennett, p; Hayes, p;
Tone, p.
The recruits are pouring into the
New York American camp these days.
Manager Donovan hopes to be able
to unearth a hitter among- the new
outfielders. The fielding of the Yan
kees this season has been good but
the batting weakness of the club is
something terrible to behold. Gilhoo
ley of Buffalo,, who leads the Inter
national league hitters, will hot. join
New York until his league closes its
New York, Sept. 4 Pol Perritt may
not be an Alexander, a Mamaux or a
Walter Johnson, but' every once in a
while the former Cardinal unfurls a j
brand . of i'. invincible .. pitching, and
whenever he does it is generally "good
night" to the opposing team's chances
of winning from the lowly Giants. Pol
had one of his extraordinary good days
at the Polo Grounds yesterday, and
Pat Moran's flying Phillies suffered
defeat at the hands of the McGrawites
in the fourth game of the series by
2 to 0. Pol limited his bingles to four,
and these were .widely scattered over
as many innings. Which obviously
shows that the Phillies' chances of
scoring on the former Cardinal were
mighty slim. i
So good was Perritt's pitching that
he issued only one pass and only two
of the Phillies managed to get as far
as second base, on him, while none of
the league leaders was - fortunate
enough to negotiate his way around to
the far bag. Whitted, former Brave,
managed to reach second.
Singers To Play
South Bend Team
For Company Title
The Singer baseball club went to
New York today to play the South
Bend, Ind., Singer team for the com
pany championship. The local boys
have already taken the series from the
Elizabeth, N. J., club. The South
Bend bunch will come here Monday
for the second and third games;, which
will be played at diamond No.- 1, Sea
side park. Tonight the Singer players
will be given a banquet in New York.
To-morrow at Yost Field the
Sinners and Remington-Yosts will
meet for. their second game of the
City championship series, and no
doubt a large crowd will be on hand.
to witness the game.
The two teams will practically take
the field, the same as the first game,
with the possible exception of the
pitchers. Neither Manager has an
nounced who will pitch and the fans
need not be surprised to see the old
war horse, Frank White starting the
game for the Remington-Yosts.
The game will "start at 3:30 p. m."
Average Fan Is, Too
Ready To Roast Ball
Players For Mistakes
(Worcester Post.)
That the average baseball fan of the
Country today is not thoroughly con
versant with the ups and downs of a
ball flayer was recently demonstrated
in Detroit when the fans of that city
spent one afternoon "booing" Ty Cobb
because he was in a batting slump.
Day in and day out the fans spend
most of their time at ball games crit
icising plays and players with little
thought that the men upon whom they
their wraj,h are just as human as they
are themselves. Even Cobb, who is
without a . doubt the greatest of them
all in the grand old game, is not an
exception. . 1
It shows plainly just who. is respon
sible for a majority of the failures of
promising players in the game today.
If - Cobb is no exception then what
chance has the youngster before a
thundering mob? Of course, there are
a select few who understand that ev
ery ball player has his off days and
that batting slumps are Just as com
mon as'water, but these few are over
ruled by the vast majority who do not
understand the game thoroughly and
take great, delight in riding ball play
ers. "
season. He looks about the best ot
the prospects. Miller and Hendryx of
the Southern league -will be thorough
ly tried out in the meantime.
Between suspensions Johnny Evera
manages to play a few games witi
the Braves now and then.
Tom Crook, the old Bridgeport flrs
baseman, hasn't forgotten how to bat.
In a game between Hartford and New
Bedford of the Colonial league yester
day he made a home run with the
bases filled.
If the Giant ". pitchers had worked
all season the way they have the past
week, McGraw's men would' be bat
tling for the flag now. Mathewson,
Teereau, Benton and Perritt have
turned in some great performances
lately. If the season continued un
til Christmas the 1 Giants might bring
home the money..
There was a peculiar play in Chi
cago yesterday. Kirke of Cleveland
struck out with a man . on first and
was automatically out but he ran to
first when the -catcher dropped the
ball and Kirke later scored. The
mistake was not discovered until the
inning was over. Cleveland won by
6 to 5 and Chicago has protested the
contest. . "
The motor boat Peter Pan VII
averaged 52 miles an hour yesterday
in winning the second race for the
Fenton cup in Toronto. This boat
will enter the Chicago races which
begin next Tuesday.
Several Yale football coaches wen
to Madison yesterday to" make pre
parations for the first practice which
takes- place next Tuesday. If the hot
weather continues the players will
wear nothing but wrist watches. ,
Postmaster Charles SV Greene will
act as clerk' of course at the foot races
to be held as part of the athletic pro
gram at the Aerodrome Monday under
the auspices of the State Driving
Men's association. A number of good
events have been arranged and fine
sport ' is assured. '
The horse races will also" draw' a
large crowd judging by the amount of
interest already displayed. Among the
entries are:
Duke Genty, owned by Bill Rees of
New Haven. -
Lee Perkins, owned by Dick Hill of
Ansonia. . "
Marigold, owned by Rob Lockwood
of this city.
Kelleber. Bay, owned by T. Thomp
son of Shelton.
Mark, owned by Jim Jaques of this
Selden, owned by H. Bronson of New
Sonstrom, owned by Frank Clark of
New Milford.
Gale, owned by Fred Holmes of An
sonia. There will be a' baseball game be
tween the Remington-Arms and Lo--comobile
clubs in the morning and also
a wrestling match between Touns
Montana and James Prokos of this
city. Z.
The boxing matches will start at 4:37
p. m. Walter Mohr and Young Ottor
will mingle in the start go of ten
rounds." Battling Kunz of South Nor--walk
and BudPalmer of this city will,
meet in the eight round semi-final.
Terry Roe will referee. There will ba
a street parade Monday morning.
Freddie Bosse Beats
Williams In Elm City
New Haven, Sept. 4. Bunny Ford
at the Casino last night knocked the
tar out of Chic Brown in seven of the
eight rounds
Freddie Bosse, of Bridgeport, out'j
classed Harry Williams of this city
in eight rounds and easily earned the
decision.. Williams used similar tac
tics to ' Chic Brown and did not relish
Bosse's drives to his wind. Williams
showed to better advantage in the last
round than in any of the others but
this was not enough to get him any
thing and he did not have much of a
chance with the Bridgeport fighter.
Slim Brennan, the Bridgeport an
nouncer looked after Bosse. " 1
Young McAuliffe, f Bridgeport,
was one of the boxers introduced and
he said he was willing to box any one
in the state at from 124 to 128 pounds
and would meet Williams or Ford at
their own weight.
Today is the anniversary of two of
the most important contests of FranE
Gotch, the greatest of American
wrestling champions. Ten years ago
today the Iowa farmer demonstrated
his superiority over Jack Carkeek, who
had long reigned supreme over the
world's mat artists. Gotch met the
veteran in Butte, Mont., and quickly
demonstrated that all the cleverness
and generalship of the once mighty
Carkeek were insufficient. On Sept. 4,
1911, four years after his bout with
Carkeek, Gotch was pitted for a sec
ond time against Hackenschmidt, who
had disputed the Hawkeye man's
claim to the world's championship.
This bout was pulled off in a Chicago
baseball park before the biggest wrest
ling crowd in American mat history.
It was a brief contest so brief that
some insisted that it had been fixed
but there is no reason to doubt that
Gotch's speedy victory was the honest
fruit of superior strength, science and
skill. The Russian Lion was only a
cub in Gotch's hands, n4 h stver
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