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M NIL BII HI M SIR WHERE WASHINGTON TEAM WILL FINISH WHY YOUNGSTERS FAIL PITCHERS ANNEX THIRTY GAMES A YEAR THE! CHICAGO EAGLE, STUPID PLAYS AMUSE ! Pity in Central Association Dt scribed by Ned Egan. Mara Mistakes Mad In Miner In Week Than In III Leaiuea In Whole Season Three-Base Hit Ceunta for Single). 1 According to Ned Egan, "the "Con file Mack of the Minora," more "bone- head" plays are made in class 0 and D leagues in a week than you see in the big leagues in a season. Egan de scribes a play made In the Central as aoclatlon that kept the circuit amused (or several daya. Waterloo was playing at Muscatine, and WeUell, Muscatine's right Holder, 'was on first base, and Soura of the aame team at bat. Soura gave tho hit and-run signal and Wetzel started down (or second baso as soon aa tho pitcher began to wind up. Sours hit a long fly. Just as ho reached second base Wetzoll thought he saw Mill, Waterloo's left fielder, reaching up to catch the ball. Without waiting to see whether the fielder made tho catch, Wetzoll raced back to first baso. Meantime the ball had soared high over Mills' head and Sours turned first base and raced for second. Wetzell passed him at full apeed, going in the opposite direction. When Sours reached second ho thought that he had mado a mistake about seeing the ball fall safely, and atarted back to first. Simultaneously Wetzell saw Mill chasing tho sphere, and he again began tho dash for sec ond, and once mora both players passed each other on tho dead run, both badly confused. Tho result was that a bit that ahould have been good for a trlplo and a acoro went for a single. And all this happened without the umpire being entangled in tho "bone head" play. ! THIRD BASE EASIEST TO STEAL. SAY STARS "Ty" Cobb, king of base steal ers, and "Duck" Herzog, veter an Inflelder, bellevo that third base la the easiest cushion to steal. "Ty'a" reason for think ing so is that runners can take ; a bigger lead off second than off ; any other sack. "Buck" says ; . the runner la helped hy the fact ; ' that the third Backer muit take ! the ball at a hard angle and ! the runner haa more room In ! which to elide around him. DEVORE DELIGHTS IN STORY Catcher Toff, Appointed Umpire In astern League, Announeea Bat- torlea In Novel Way. Next to the story about McQraw telling him that he had three deaf men and 18 dummies on the Giants, Josh Deore delights In telling the one about Catcher Jack Toff. After being released by Toronto, Toff was ap pointed an umpire In the then Eastern league and his first assignment hap pened to be In the Canadian city where he had formerly played. Taking the megaphone to announce the bat teries, Toff shouted: "Mueller and Stanage for Newark; Rudolph and Mc Glnley (or us!" JACKSON IS NATURAL HITTER White Sox Outfielder Hopes to Regain Old-Time letting Stride During Present Season. Joe Jackson did not bit up to his usual form last year, but hopes to strike his batting atrlde'thla year. Joe baa banged the ball every aeason since he entered the ranka of the majora Joe Jackson. anywhere from ,350 to .400 and his big drop last season, when ho hit for .308, was a surprise. Many believe that Joseph will never regain bis place among the batting leaders of tho dia mond, but Jackson la a great natural hitter and it may bo that he merely suffered from a batting slump last year. V.Y.' -...1 'X VAVJ Viij,; ,.$' asssWW-P-WaMfasT " 1 fc4ii4BlBBBSBBBBBBBBBBBaJ feit BMM k bh3Bbi?Ibb5?IB',w m I VBBrJBBKBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBsCNTIBLVBB B I iiBsnBBBBBBnBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBsBklBnV fl RAYJfOX&Ur C T Dependable Washington Players. Just where the Washington team will finish this year Is a matter ot conjecture. Somo wise ones havo named as low as sixth placo for Grif fith's outfit, but tho team should do better than this, for It has been ma terially strengthened. Tho Nationals' pitching staff, among tho best in tho American league, la tronger this season than last. Foster Is playing tho best ball of his career and this Is also truo of Milan. Ray Morgan la in great condition and Grimth atarted with a team better, collectively, than he haa ever had before. BASEBALL STORIES In "Jack" Smith the Cardinals have picked out a real ball player. McQraw haa three wicked right field batters in Doylo, Kauff and Robertson. No ballplayer ever improved hla dally average by batting around at night. Oh, yes, the quick Witt of Connie Mack dften belpa him out In tight places. , -,, Georgo Stalllnga haa no doubt that Elmer Knetser will make good under Herzog. Ball playora who try to bait Hank O'Day these daya are certain to get the hook. An echo from the past Marty O'Toole, of 122,500 fame, was .sold to Omaha, Neb. In one respect pennants and the Red Sox are alike. It takea an operation to cure them. Inside baaeball la a great thing pro viding the other fellowa don't take the Inside outside. Dave Altlser is going back. Yes, running back, and robbing apeed boya on Impossible plays. Klepfer, one-time Yankee pitcher, ta one of the main propa of the rehabili tated Cleveland club. The baseball ahark who picked the Olanta to finish one-two neglected to specify In which season. It appears that Tyrus Cobb haa a brother who resembles him In some respects, but not aa a baseball player. If Pongo Cantlllon wlna five Ameri can association flags in a row maybe ho will get credit for having a ball club. We hate to think what would hap pen to National league batsmen It Alexander's "dead arm" over camo to life again. Shorten, tho Red Sox's' new out Holder, lins cut some nifty capers since opening day. Mo la especially long on hitting. Miller Muggins, manager of the Car dinals, expocts Loo MeadowB to pitch mora games than any other Card pitcher this year. . A leaky bucket, a punctured tiro, and a pitcher without support aro about tho samo in that they get about tho same results, Hugh Jennings still has faith In "mil" .Tamos and believes tho big pitcher will como through and provo a big help to tho Tigers. Wilbort Robinson hasn't played ac tively for moro'n a decade, but he's tho greatest ground coverer In the National league when he sits down. Cleveland is basoball mad. The fans of that city aro certainly entitled to do some celebrating, for they havo waited long enough, for the oppor tunity. Connie Mack says that the Athletics did not get good weather on tho train ing trip and that hla young pitchers ttuld not get tho right kind of a start ? TaTr BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB "l "Sw " S KeBBBBBBTsr .a v -- j&ziarixrm&B MANAGER PICKS UP PLAYERS Pat Moran Will Not Pay Fancy Prlcea for Ball Toaaera Halta on Ex pensive 8 tars. Slnco Pat Moran has been in chargo of tho Phillies ho has purchased only thrco players Pltchora McQulllcn and Karl Adams and Outfielder Good and for each ot these he paid the waiver price. Ho did not draft a man last fall, and ho obtained the right to sign Outfielder Cooper for nothing. Moran picked up Chief Bonder and George Chalmers when they were free agents. Ho traded Dooln to Cincinnati (or Nlehoff and let Lobort go to tho Manager Pat Moran, Glanta In exchange for Stock, Dem pree and Jack Adams, catcher. He obtained Whltted from tho Braves, to gether with Inflelder Dugey, in a trade for Sherwood Magoe. In other words, the building up of the champions baa Involved an outlay of not mora than 5,000 for players' releases. Moron does not bolievo in deals for expensive stars, and as a result tho Philadelphia club la a moneymaker for the first tlmo In a great many years. GREAT TEAM OF "CAST 0FFS" Manager Lee Fohl Claims Strongest Collection of Discards Ever Put Together. Leo Fohl of Clovoland says ho haa tho greatest team ot discards ever put together, not excepting two lloston Braves ot 1914. With a few exceptions every man ou tho Indian team has at ono tlmo or another worn tho uniform ot an other major leaguo team and been re leased for ono reason or another, though it is hurdly proper to cull play ora llko Speaker, Roth, Daly and Gon dii "discards." PALMER0 IS QUITE ACCURATE Cuban Twlrler Never Forgets What to Do With Ball When He Geta It Resembles Wlltse. Emilto Palmero, tho Cuban twlrler ot tho Giants, whose splendid hurling against tho Phillies In tho first gamo ot tho recent aeries may win him a placo on the regular pitching staff of tho club, reminds one for all the world of Georgo Wlltse In the field. He la accuracy itself in handling tho ball, and hi never forgets what to do with the leather whon he geta it. A bunt to hloi must bo perfectly placod 1 to advunco a runner. SBIBBbBbBbBkW SBBBBBBHkwawallSBMattirfrlBBBBBBBH H KpBBB ,:( r, jaBaBBBaH bbbbbbbbbbbbM'VBbHbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbI Nervousness Sends Many Baok to Minor Leagues. Young Player Unable to Gat Mind Off Huge Stands and Immense Crowds Do Not Concentrate Their Minds on Game. The greatest enemy of the young ball player la nervousness, according to St. Louis Globe-Democrat. Many a youngster of promise coming up from the minors ruins his chances by "aero planing" when ho finds himself lined up against players of experience and reputation. Ho la likely to play far below hla normal apeed, and tho Impression pro duced on his manager la faulty. He may not havo a chanco to become fully accustomed to hla surroundings or to get over hla nervousness boforo he Is railroaded back to tho bushes. The best way for a player to succeed Is to try to forget that ho is up in tho big show and put his wholo mind on tho ball game. If he can fall to see tho hugo stands and tho big crowd and just remember that ho Is playing a game of ball and trying to do his part toward winning It ho will surely suc ceed if ho haa tho ability. Tho player who la doing everything in his power to win tho ball game Is tho lad who catches the eye ot tho foxy manager. Ono serious fault with many young players Is that they think too much ot their baso hits. This Is a natural fault, for every player, old or young, likes to wallop tho ball to some far territory; but tho real managor Is looking be yond that. Ho sees the fellow who can hit with no ono on and two out and docs not caro for hla style. On the other hand, tho man who has the nerve to como up with tho amash In tho pinch Is tho man who ia retained, oven If hit batting average Is many points below that of tho other follow. BTffoTrarmTnnnnrs TOLEDO FANS FICKLE S CONCERNING NICKNAME ? "Iron Men" Is tho latest nick namo for the Toledo baseball club. Two Toledo sport writ- a e era are ualng tho namo ex- o cluslvely in referring to the club. Whether it will becomo o popular la problematical. Rajahs and Bresna Hens were e two namea that for a short time seemed to strike" the popular fancy, but fandom decreed that neither was suitable and re- turned to the old name of Mud Hens. Whether the new name will prove popular la hard to predict. One paragraph intl- J mates that It would be a ahame a to let them drop behind and rust during the coming season. BUujJuuuj.B.Q.flAPj.aAJ a a o.cjuuS FEET TROUBLED ART FR0MME When Former Giant Pitcher lagan to Slip McQraw Recommended Io dine on Hla Neck. When Art Fromme waa aent to the Glanta by Cincinnati be had some sort of trouble with his feet. They became yellow and calloused, and every day, before going out on the diamond, Fromme would liberally paint hli pedala with Iodine. McQraw waa after the lead of the league. He waa up agalnat It for pitchers, and aa Fromme looked good in warming up, he asked Art what he thought of working that game, "Me? Why, aay, I'll hold these guyi to two hits today," replied Fromme Art Fromme, Tho ainnts wore opposing the Pi rates. Frommo wont well for two In nings and then bogan to slip. He Is sued two walks and struck a follow, filling tho bases, Then Wagner stepped to tho plato and hit tho first ball for a two-sacker. Med raw rushed fran tically to the side lines and motioned Art to leave. As Fromme reached tho bench McGraw turned sarcastically to him and remarked: "So yau paint your foot to keop them from getting yellow, do you? Say, go In tho clubhouse and paint a ring of iodlue around your neck." gggggggggggggggaBL BBaTaBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBTal gg .. bbbTbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbT& ggv K BBbB is) BL $ JdLJ MEs''" fmj0't t. I i JaBBaaaaBr .aaaaaaaar " iLmil I m-F - "V ' ! ..-a--w jtsiaf aaaBt ssaaaan? '"VflBp f m V t ' . S tfI I BBaTv"Blm?r XLaaaaaaaaaaaf dBBP? 1 I T! I jl Jl wrcto&u&z 1 ' ""'" m 4GbbbM afc 'flLat. 1 ff , m. Wa i ff 4bA w UgajjgiigiBVi i fcff .2 r rl-1. J) WU&XJQHrtfar 8ome Pitching Stars. Manager Bill Donovan of tho Now York Americans declares that Ray Caldwell will win 30 games this sea son. Whllo ono must admit that Cald well is a grand pitcher and Donovan 1b an excellent Judgo ot pitching abil ity, we wonder If the New Yorks' man ager realizes, the task ho Is Imposing upon Caldwell. Does Donovan know that there are but alx pitchers In the game at the present time who have been able to turn in 30 victories in a season, and that four of them are lucky to pitch In that number of games in a year now, much less turn In vic tories in 30 or more contests? Alexander the Great and Walter Johnson are the only hurlers In base ball today who are likely to reach that figure again. Thla wonderful pair of burlera have only been able to reach the 30 mark once and both needed quite a lot of help from their team mates. The veteran Mathewson leads the modern pitchers in this respect, having won more than 30 gamea In (our aeasons. The other burlera now MMMAM1AAMMWMAMAMAAAMA-A BILL DONOVAN'S WILD START Manager of, New York Yankees Had Hard Time In Finding Control in Hla Early Daya. Some of these young pttchera who are having a tough time finding con trol enough to help them Into the big league will do well to recall the early daya of Bill Donovan. In hla later years, "Wild Bill" became one ot the most dependable twirl en in tho his tory of baseball, but when he broke in, he was truly horrible. That's why "Wild Bill" Donovan. mil was traded all ovor tho old Na tional leaguo and to sovoral other clubs on tho Atlantic coast boforo ho settled down. Donovan's big debut was for Wash ington against the Glanta. Ho entered a wild and woolly fray In tho fifth in ning. The Glanta made five runa In tho fifth, two In tho sixth and ono in tho seventh, and then tho gamo was called on account of darkness. A short time later BUI was given a chanco to work again, this time against Louisville, Donovan walked alx men, caved in one ot Dummy Hoy's aW B ''s SnUBBBBBBBaMK BtnaBiBBny bbRI C K TBw-?TIBBBnstjlt ' SLbbSbK 111 V'i jLggggVMPNPBjmtlK PBt&'S-'' " jg1BjaBjMC4fj JtBjggggT ' 'tHbBBL, -JbBbT -Lk' -rSsBBnBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBIOtX ""'V WBBnBBBBBV wHvJ u1 Pro 1 -' f - 1 a--aT I sP "" J -' J r OH In tho game, though not twirling often, aro Jack Coombs, who won 31 games in 1010; Joo Wood captured 34 In 1912, and Ed Walsh, who reached tho won derful mark of 40 victories In 1908. It Is out ot tho question to think that Matty, Wood, Coombs or Walsh will ever perform tho feat again, and un less Washington can acore moro runs for Johnson, the Idaho wonder prob ably will never reach the 30 mark again. Only two pttchera have been able to keep the opposing team below an aver age of 2.50 earned runs per game In getting their 30 victories, which shows how much help a pitcher needs from his teammates. Johnson and Alexan der were the two hurlers who went below this mark, each cutting the av erage below two earned runa per game. With the Yankeea struggling along in the second division Caldwell haa three times gone through tho sea son allowing lesa than two earned runa per game, but haa never been able to turn In 26 victories. ribs, and lost by an overwhelming score. A week later he waa atarted agalnat the famous Baltimore Orioles. They made nine hits, drew seven passes and benefited by throe wild pitches. All this waa in 1898, and Donovan won but one game that year. Bill captured but one victory the next year, when he pitched for Brooklyn, and in 1900 he waa at Hartford for aeasonlng. In 1901 he came to earth and then soared bb a star, winning 25 of 40 gamea. DIAMOND NOTES Hal Chase is the baseball hero of Cincinnati. Jimmy Callahan fiaya ho is satisfied with tho Pirates. Fielder Jones is having a bard tlmo as a "miracle man." Cal Brown, former Mack and Yank, la with tho Memphis nlno, Tho Clovclnml club litis naked for wnlvors on Zip Ungorman. Tho Cincinnati Hods appear to bo weak against left-hand pitching. Our country niny need its young men, but Imsoball first yolled for help. Tho Washington bnsclmll club used to bo a Jolto but that was many years ago. Jack Knight is suro a aulnlng light around that initial sack. What's in a namo, anywny? Don't indulge in snap judgment. Oftentimes tho rooklo who needs a haircut is a diamond In tho rough. Othor clubs carry Jokeamlths, hut Pat Moran of tho Phillies takes the gamo seriously, bo Josh Dovoro bad to go. Hal Chaso Is playing bettor ball this year than since bo first joined the Yankees. He la leading In stolen bases and tops tho leaguo in hitting. The ball players who are busy writ ing testimonials for soft drinks may be kidding tho public, but they are not slipping anything over on theli mnr-agers. OUR LEADING CLUBS Moulders of Public Opinion and Assembling Places for Citi zens in This City. The Eagle Presents Ita Galaxy of the Leading Political and Social Organlxatlons. Following ate the locations of tae leading self-sustaining eluba of Chi cago: Apollo Club, 202 S. Mlchlgaa ava. Builders', 412-418 Chamber of Co ere building. Calumet, Michigan ave. and 20th at Caxton, Tenth floor, Fine Arts bide Chicago Athletic Association, II . Michigan ave. Chicago Architectural, Art Insti tute. Chicago Automobile, 121 Plymouth court Chicago Club, Michigan ave. aad Van Buren street Chicago Cycling, 1616, 37 Boat Vaa Buren atreet Chicago Motor Club, 1250 South Michigan avenue. Chicago Yacht, foot of Monroe t City Club, 315 Plymouth court CHS Dwellers, 216 S. Michigan ava. Colonial Club of Chicago, 4441 Grand boulevard. Columbia Yacht, foot of Randolph atreet Elks, Grand Pacific Hotel (tem porary), pending completion of now club houso at 174 West Washington street. Englewood. 6323 Harvard avenue. Xdgewater Country, 666S Wlnthrea avenue. Farragut Yacht Club, foot of lid st Germanla Maennerchor, 106 Germa nla place. Hamilton, 20 8. Dearborn st Illinois Athletic, 118 8. Mlchlgaa avenue. Irish Fellowship Club, La Balk Ha ul. Iroquois, 21 N. La Salle st Illinois, ill 8. Ashland boulevard. Jefferson, Dearborn ave. and Maple atreet Kenwood, Lake ava. and 47th st Kenwood Country, Drexel boats vard and 48th street Mid-Day, First National Bank bldgv, 17th floor. Oaks, Lake at and Waller ava. Press Club of Chicago, City Hall Square Building. Quadrangle, Lexington avenue aai 88th street Rotary, 88 South Dearborn st Saddle and Cycle, Bheridaa Baal and Foster aveaue. South Shore Country, lake share aad 87th street Southern, 26 N. Dearborn street Speedway Park Club, 140 8. Dear born street. Standard. Michigan ava. aad S4h street Swedish Club of Chicago, 1M8 La Ball aveaue. Twentieth Century, 8846 Michigan avenue. Union League, Jackaoa boulevard aad Federal street University, Michigan aveaue an Monro street John D. Galllvan, the veteran letter carrier, Is one of the most popular men In the service of Unels Sana. Henry J. Kolte made a splendid County Commissioner. He would make a good city treasurer. Joseph B. Flanagan la a Democratlo leader o( force and character. Judge Klckham Scanlan fulfills the expectations of his (rlends. His rec ord on the bench is a good one. John 8. Cooper, tne veteran horse dealer, is honored at the Stook Yards and everywhere elae (or his upright career. Simon O'Donnoll ia an honeat, earn est and respected leador in tho -vorld of labor. Patrick J. Carr is making a good record as trusteo of tho Sanitary Dis trict of Chicago, Frank H. Jones is not only a demo crat of national reputation, but a finan cier who is respected by overybody. Josoph F. Hans, tho popular former County Clerk, Is one ot tho most valuablo and clear sighted of Repub lican leaders. Tho Lyon Drand tlre3 aro In groat demand. Tho Auto Tiro Sales Cora pany at 134G Michigan avonuo, ot which T. S. Shattuo is tho managor, novor hear anything but words of praise for tho Lyon Brand, of which they soil an immonso numbor, both at wholosalo, to tho trado and retail to privato individuals. Trustee James M, Dalley of the San itary District always looks after the tntoreate of the people. Thomas J, Webb la respected In business and public life. He la an Ideal member ot the Board of Review, Tho Ltttlo Giant motor truck Is the best on the market The Mlcholob Cluo which meets at Ohio and Clark streets In Sauer man's splendid rooms la growing In membership and power every day, t f fL ' ., n.