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, Class A Balk Line Champion Joseph Mayer, Philadelphia (turned professional after winning). , J Pool Champion J. Howard Shoemaker, New York. RACKETS. National Amateur Champion Clarence C. Pell, New York. World's Professional Champion Jock Soutar, New York. COURT TENNIS. National Amateur Champion Jay'Gould, New York. World's Professional Champion Waltor A. Kinsella, New York. SQUASH TENNIS. National 1 Amateur Champion Erie S. Winston, New York.- World's Professional Champion Walter A. Kinsella, New York. Putting Sixteen Pound Shot Arlle Mucks, University of Wisconsin. Distance, 48 feet 11 inches. Decathlon A. Richards, Cornell Unl- ' versity. Points, 6,852.81.' Fif ty-six Pound Weight L. J. Talbott, Jr., Kansas City A. C. Distance, 35 feet 9 Inches. . INTERCOLLEGIATE CROSS COUNTRY Championship Team University of Maine. SWIMMING RECORDS. 0 Yards, Open Tidal , Water, Straight-, away Duke P. Eahanamoku, Honolulu. Time, 0:23. 100 Yards, Open Tidal Salt Water, Straightaway Duke P. Kahanamoku. Time, 0:63 1-5. 100 Yards, Bath 75 Yards, One Turn Duke P. Kahanamoku. Time, 0:54 2-5. 220 Yards, Open Tidal Salt Water, Three ' Turns Duke P. Kahanamoku and George Cunha, Honolulu, swam dead heat. Time. 2:29. . . ' . 2a0 Yards, Bath 75 Yards, Two Turns Duke P. Kahanamoku. Time, 2:26 2-5. 300 Yards, Bath 20 Yards, Fourteen Turns Perry McGillivray, Illinois A. C. Time, 3:261-6. 440 Yards Open Salt Water, HO Yards Three Turns Ludy Langor, Los Angela A. C. Time, 5:321-5. 500 Yards, Bath 75 Yards, Six Turna Ludy Langor. Time. 6:13 4-6. ' v " ( rrr , 1 A 111 s:km I .x , , I ; 'r ! V. - V I JT ; V 'I 1 M :Vv ' ' . v: ' 'W. rV' A 1s:4 i I ',7"; " A ' ' .- V ; ' ' ' If- L 1 hri2SS!f i 5H "w. - ; - ' i'? r , ' , . ,-h , 1 , 411 v,V, --' , - - t ' Y ikK ' v & tOrr - : ti-r- - , - i - ! ' r kv si t t )k:; Tfoh( - , " vk r Hva;' A J - :t I A-krk y 1 a u t - v " 'V '"3 - .k, k wA - i . ' .- frh r i' t tkk i k'k J rotos by American Pa AB8ociation, v r ' ' ( V L f 7 ' f ' i ' ' ' ' k ' ' ' V" ' Th Athltl F.at, of Tr Individuals During 1915 WHl Go Down In Sport- g S V , VCUt s I - '1 . H i JA 'America maintained the championship, which was one ot the bis IE- '" T-"" I i f' J f f reputation in 1915 of pro- surprises of a season of more than the L i , hH" 1, 4t - - v , x jO , . , , IT s?' f ' " - WmyP'A. . . t .v : v- --. . .. . . - - X VX ' -Earl Cooper. 2. Dario Rests." 3. Duke Kahanamoku. 4. Jess Willard. 6. WiUto 'Hopp. 6Nsrman Taber (left) running famous dead heat with 'J? P. Jones. 7 Ty Cobb. 8 J. Meredith. 9- Robert A. Gardner. 10 W. - M. Johnston. -. I : .... s ITH tot few- exceptions America ' maintained the reputation in 1915 of pro ducing: the leading figures ta sport, and no other country was able to develop mo many record break ers aa were seen here. . The absence of foreign- competition lessened the Inter est bf American' sport -followers to a "mall degree during- the year Just fin ished, but. In spite of this fact Indoor and. outdoor sports and pastimes en gaged attention to probably a' great er i degree than ever before.. In the fclstory ,of sport In this country; New champions' sprang; tip In the places of some who appeared destined to go on 'for at Jast another yearr, bat many of those who-were' at the top. of the list la i their"; particular, branch were still able to. uphold their . supremacy, and everr branch of sport showed a healthy and pleasing- growth. ' " ' i . ' ' F"or the first tim in many years there was no International competition. The nations now engraved in the European war furnished many eontende-s for in ternational hon-i.-a, but not a few of the athletes who helpej to nake athletic history in this 'country are" now in the trenches, while others' have fallen vic tims to' btilleto or disease.- ' Among1 the international ' events abahdoned: were the hydroplane racing for the British international motorboat trophy, Da vis cup competition, polo matches, golf, tennis and track and field athletics. :, A noticeable revival Of interest ' on the running turf brought this popula. sport to a. high plane, and, although no horses were developed to measure nit to the types . of those which formerly made racing a popular institution, the. Improvement both in . the quality of the runners and the attendance at the race meets wa& gratifying and encouraging! to leaders - in - the thoroughbred racing world. ... Cornell Athletes In LeaoT. Athletes of Cornell university covered themselves with glory and placed the Itahacah institution in" the fore part of college athletics.' In rowing Cornell continued to attest to the coaching of Charles Courtney, by, giving her, wash to the eights whicS contested over the I'OTjghkeepsie-Highland (N. Y- course, which series attracted, among others, a Leland Stanford university crew, which finished second. : In the annual corr'petition- for intercollegiate .. track ani field championship Cornell again "blue" was obtained In the football championship, which was one of the big surprises of a season of more than the average number of upsets.' The Itha cans' narrowly missed winning the in tercollegiate cross country run. finish ing second to the University of Maine. ; In football Cornell divided the cham pionship honors of the east with Pitts burgh. In the west Illinois was en titled to championship Of the west. ' i Yale oarsmen made a clean sweep at the intercollegiate regatta at New Lon don, leading Harvard in each of the three events1 contested. 1 The annual rowing racesof the National Associa tion of Amateur Oarsmen were chiftfly interesting on account of the success of the Duluth crews, which captured the .majority . of events, including the eight, ' oared race. The single sculls went , to Robert Dibble, a Canadian oarsman, which was one of the few im portant championships to .leave ' this country.1, ';-.- ' - . In tracJC athletics Americans made a brilliant showing,' as . many . record breaking t performances will 'attest. Prominent among the leading figures in Amateur Athletic :- union; - competition were Hannes Kolehmainen, James B. (Ted) Meredith, Norman. Taber' and George H. , Goulding, the , -Canadian. Several new records were added to the 'tlready long ,11st on the A.; A. U. '.books. Old figures which had withstood the at tacks of hundreds of athletes toppled bver and formed the outstanding fea tures of sporting accomplishments by Americans. ;i';V t-' ' - '' -in baseball nearly; every follower of ihe sport recalls the nation wide inter est in the series for the world's cham pionship between the Boston Red Sox of thet American .league -.nd the Phila delphia Nationals, with victory finally perching on the banner of th'e former. A' noteworthy performance in connec tion Kwith the championship series for the pennants was itliat of GroVer Cleve land Alexander, the Philadelphia pitch er, who greatly- aided in ' winning the title In the National league. T The season of 1915 in , football -is chronicled in? many ways as' the great est in the history of the American Rugby game. Game's were played by more teams than ever before and were witnessed by larger crowds.,,' . ' The honors on the eastern gridiron fall to the ' lot ;of the Cornell team. 1 which was "the best in "the" history of that Institution. It went through the season undefeated;. Harvard at the end yupnireri premier honors, and the third of the season showed remarkable form. winning 41 to 0. .', . .. v . i The Pittsburgh eleven, coached by Glenn "Warner, went through the sea son undefeated and scored on of her decisive victories over Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh , did' ..not play Cornell this year, but, It is doubtful if "Warner's team would have been, a match for the Ithacans. ' t ' . y - v Passing of Many Champions. The year saw the passing of some noted champions, but the. sport that had the greatest revision of title hold ers was tennis. In the lawn game the men's singles and doubles again went to California, with new title' holders ; the . women's singles was won by a young Norwegian- girl. Miss Bjurstedt, while In the ciay court game new, hold ers also were developed, ' Francis Ouimet, who made such a sensational debut into the golf world a couple of years ago, is another of the champions to be eliminated, the ; title going to R. A. Gardner,, a western ama teur. ' R. Norris Williams 2d and Maurice E. McLoughlin will be missing from the list of title holders, both of" whom were forced to bow before a younger man, but their vanquisher proved worthy of leading the American tennis world. Lawrence Waterbury, the national racket champion, fell before a younger player, . and" many others of almost: equal fame in, the realm of sport failed in their endeavors. - -r , Some ,of the champions who retained their honors were Frank II Kramer, the bicyclist, who for the fifteenth con secutive time took the professional sprinting championship and also . the world's short distance title; Willie Hoppe, the balk line billiard title hold er; Alfred Do Oro, the three cushion billiard expert; Ty Cobb, the famous batter of the Detroit American league baseball team, and Freddie Welsh, the lightweight boxer. Jay Gould was an other to demonstrate that he is alone in his field, once again demonstrating his superiority over all court tennis players of the country. . Walter A. Kin sella disposed of Stephen Feron, who had held the professional squash tennis title for a-dozen years, and then .added the professional court tennis champion ship tp the list of winnings. These are but a few of the happenings that made the season one of unusual interest. . In the Field of Minor Sports. . In the field of minor sports there was no lack - of competitive enthusiasm. College basketball and swimming had a - successful season. There . was a marked decrease in the Association foot ball championships, both collegiate and amateur. Trap shooting - has received a new lease of life, and the horse show went back to Madison Square Garden, New York, after the absence of a year. Alexander Aberg pame to the fore as the world's Greco-Roman wrestling champion after defeating Waldek Zby sko, following a tie in the international tournament. 1915 WINNERS IN SPORTS. BASEBALL. ' World's Champion Boston Americans. National League Champion Philadel phia. American League Champion Boston. Champion Batsman, : National League tiarry Doyle, New York. , Champion Batsman, American League Ty Cobb, Detroit. . Champion Pitcher, National League Grover Cleveland Alexander, Philadelphia. Champion Pitcher, American League Joe Wood, Bo3ton. FOOTBALL, 1 Cornell. . ' . . TENNIS. .... National Singles Champion William M. Johnston. California ' National Doubles Champions William M. Johnston and Clarence J. Griffin, Cali fornia. - -r National , Women's Singles Champion Miss Molia Bjurstedt, Norway. National Women's Doubles Champions Mra. George IWightman and. Miss Eleo-, pora Sears. Boston. -. , GOLF. .' " . ; National Amateur Champion Robert D. Gardner, Jr., Chicago. i ! National Women's Champion Mrs. Clar- ence H. Vanderbeck, Philadelphia- ; National Open Champion Jerome J. Travers, Montclair, N. J. " L ' - HOCKEY. ; College Champion Harvard. (No Inter collegiate league.) ' Amateur i Hockey League Champion St. Nicholasi team. New Yorlc , , . - ' ROWING. ' -:; . ; - Poughkeepsie Regatta Cornell. " Yale-Harvard Regatta, New London Yale. Champion Senior Eight, N. A. A. O. Duluth -Boat clwb. y , N - Champion Single Sculler-i-Rober Dibble, Canada. 1 i . , POLO. Senier Championship Meadow Brook, Long Island. x Junior Championship Bryn Mawr, Penn sylvania. TURF. Champion Roamer. LIGHT HARNESS HORSES. Champion Pacer William. ,'-" Champion Trotter Peter Scott. . - " ' ! . PROFESSIONAL BILLIARDS AND POOL. ' World's Balkline Champion William F. Hoppe, New York. Three -Cushion Champion Alfredo De Oro, Cuba. Pool Champion Bonnie Allen, Kansas City. ' National Amateur Champion Hani Olirt. ' ' . ' ' ' National Professional Champion Fran L, Kramer, East Orange, N. J. . s t . YACHTING. , " . National Champion Resolute. " . BOXING. World's Heavyweight Champion Jesa Willard, Kansas. AUTOMOBILES. , Reading Driver Earl Cooper, New York. SENIOR TRACK AND FIELD CIIAM . PIONS. . (Records not allowed because of strong wind which was favorable to the athletes.) 100 Yq)rdDash J. G. Lootnis. Chicago A. A. Time, 0:09 4-5. V 220, , Yard Dash Roy -E. Morse, Salem Crescent A. C. Time, 0:211-5. 440 Yard Dash J. E. ("Ted") Meredith, University of Pennsylvania. Time, ,2:01. One Mile RunJoie Ray, Illinois A. C Time, 4:23 1-5. Five Mile Run Hannes Kolehmainen, Irish-American A. C,- Time, 'S5:60 1-5. Three Mile Walk Eddie Renz, Mohawk A. C. Time, 23:10 1-6. - . 120 Yard High Hurdles Fred Murray, Olympic club, San Francisco.' Time, 0:15. 220 ( Yard Low Hurdles Fred ' Murray, Olympic club, San Francisco. Time, 0:23 3-5. 440 Yard High Hurdles W. H. Meanix, Boston A. A. club. Time, 0:52 3-6. - Throwing the Javelin George Bronder, Irish-American A. C-, 177 feet 7 inches. Hop, Step andS Jump Dan Abeam, Illi nois A. C, 50 feet 11 Inches. . Throwing the Discus Arlte Mucks, Uni versity of Wisconsin. Distance, 146 feet 914' inches. ' . "', ..." Pole Vault Sam Bellah, Multnomah A. G., Portland, Ore. Height, 12 feet 9 inches. Running Broad Jump Harry Worthing ton, Boston A. A. Distance, 23 feet 10 Inches. Running High Jump George L. Horine, Olympic club, San Francisco. Height. 6 feet inch. Throwing Sixteen Pound Hammer Patrick J. Ryan, Irish-American A. C Distance, 176 feet 2 inches. Yards, Open Bait Water, 110 Yard Seven Turns. Ludy Langor. Time, li:0. 1,000 Yards, Open gait Water, S. Yards, Eleven Turns H. E. Vollmer, New York A C. Time, 13:69. One Mile Open Salt Water, 110 Yards, Fifteen Turns Ludy Langor. Time, 24::59 2-5. . 150 Yards, Back Stroke, Bath 75 Yards, One ' Turn H. J. ' Hebner. Illinois A. . C , Time, 1:53 8-8. 100 Yards, Breast Stroke, Bath 20 Yards, Four Turns Michael McDermott, Illinois A, O. Time. 1:13 8-5. 200 Yards, Breast Stroke. Bath 20 Yards, Nine Turns Michael McDermott. Time, 2:38 2-3. " . ' x ' WALKING. NEW RECORDS. - Five Mfle Gutdoor 3eorge H. Goulding, Toronto Central Walkers' club. Time, 36:10. ' '' ! Six Mile. Outdoor George H. Goulding. Time, 43 :2g 2-5. Seven Mile, Outdoor George H. Gould ing. Time, 50:40 4-6. , ' , '.,',. . ' HURDLES, NEW RECORDS. "440 Yards, Three Foot Hurdles, Outdoor (ten hurdles, the first hurdle forty yards from the start, forty yards between hur dles) William H. Meanix,, Boston A A Time, 0:54 3-5. : x. 220 Yards, Two Foot Six Inch Hurdles, Outdoor (quarter of a Aiile track, around a turn) F. W- Kelly, University ef South ern California. Time, 0:24 4-5. RUNNING, NEW RECORDS. 60 Yards, Indoor R. A. Carroll. Indiana Normal school. Time, 0:06 1-6. 300 Yards, Indoor A. T. Meyer, Irish American A- C, New Yoria, Time, 0:32 1-5. One ! Mile, Outdoor Norman S. Taber. Boston A. A, Time, 4:12 3-5. RELAY RECORD. s 7,760 Yards Relay-Outdoor (four men. each' running 440 yards) University of Pennsylvania team (F. Kaufman, J. Lock wood, D. . Lippincott. J. E. Meredith). Time, S:1S. : '- ONE REASON WHY TY COBS IS GREAT BALL PLAYER, rpx COBB,' is a great ball player be--1- cause he is a keen observer. It was the good - luck of several experts to sit ' within speaking distance of the ' "Georgia peach" during every game of the recent world series, and his com ments made in private and not for pub lication plainly showed there is noth ing iever gplng on on the ball field which he overlooks. , ' Nothing escaped Cobb during the practice of the two teams, and when the game started his interest increased and he frequently was able to detect the hit and, run sign and call the turn on attempted steals. I , Gobi) .is a q.uick thinker in everything he does, and that, no doubt, is the rea son he outclasses any ball player t-e game has ever produced.