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EASTERN FOOTBALLERS ARE SLOW
TO MAKE USE OF FORWARD PASS
The Photograph Shows F. M. Green,
Last Year and Is Pilot of
Eastern football men for years have
been confronted by the problem of
overcoming tight lines of opponents.
Even Harvard, supposed to be one of
the best teams in the country, found
Princeton's line too much for it last
year and to tie the game, resorted to
clever forward passing. It was be
cause the East has been slow in tak
ing up the pass as shown by the
strong antagonism against the play at
every rule meeting that Harvard suc
ceeded so well as it did.
That the East could overcome
strongly trained lines by trick play
and other thrusts indicates, possibly,
a stronger attack than the Middle
West has developed, taken season
Football Intricate In West.
The conference, taking to" the for
ward pass as the line of least resist
ance, developed this highly. It went
farther, It developed plays to disguise
the throwing of the ball. In this
way, the development of regular line
piercing or rounding plays and the so
called curtain plays to cover a forward
pass, meant that the usual number of
tricks taught a team ranged from 20
to 80, writes Fred A. Hayner in the
the Chicago Daily News.
The East, handicapped by the ten
yard rule and the removal of the
pushing masses, bent to the study of
line piercing in earnest, until now it
has evolved a system highly dangerous
to a Midwest team .where scores are
frequently held to nothing or to one
Should a western team breeze down
there and run up a quick big score by
forward passing or freak running, it
COLLEGIANS STEALING BASES
Thome Murphy Stole Fourteen Bags
in Sixteen Games for Yale
Other Star Features.
Base stealing is regarded as an art
temporarily lost In the major leagues.
The season's batting averages for col
legeplayers would Indicate that among
the" collegians base stealing is still in
Thome Murphy, a son of the late
"Mike" -Murphy, playing 16 games for
Yale, stole 14 bases. He was not
thrown out in any attempt to steal,
and he was the ranking base runner
of the college field.
In all the leading eastern colleges
there were 33 men that batted .300
or better, and few games were de
cided by long scores. There was
plenty of good pitching.
One hundred and nine regulars of
leading college teams were able to
gather only 21 home runs during the
season and no collegian made more
than two four-base hits in 1921.
CAPTAIN OF CHICAGO SQUAD
The photograph shows "Chuck" Mc
Guire, captain and tackle of this year's
Chicago University team.
Hit With Bases Full.
Five American league batters hit
ho"mers with the- bases full this year.
Babe Ruth is not one of them. The five
men to make the big cleanup are
George Sisler, George Uhle, Bib Falk,
Bob Meusel and Clarence Walker.
Browns Buy Hurler.
Pitcher Wayne Wright of the Louis
ville club has been sold to the St. Louis
Americans. Pitcher Roy Sanders has
been recalled by the Browns. )
Eayres Goes to Brooklyn.
Edwin Eayres, pitcher and outfielder,
has been sent by the Boston Nationals
to the Brooklyn team by the waiver
In : - I
Who Played Center on the Army Team
the Squad This Year.
can easily be imagined the hopeless
ness of expecting a game like the
eastern attack going out to catch up.
It would be like a snail trying to
catch a rabbit. But so far western
teams Invading the East have not
fared so well as eastern teams play
ing in the Far West, as did Harvard
The necessity of learning many sig
nals and the intricate moves of the
midwestern plays Is a severe task on
football men in the conference.
Fewer Plays in East.
At the, same time it is bound to in
crease the thinking power under stress
in a game. That, of course, is one of
the principal values of football. The
eastern man with fewer plays is most
concerned with his own performance in
the machine. He passes much time re
viewing the limitations of his problem,
being very careful not to overstep cer
tain boundaries which may interfere
with the man next to him. His car
dinal principle - is to stick by his
job, defend his little bailiwick and
let the rest of the world take care of
Backfield men, of course, have more
latitude. They may even rise to bril
liant self initiative, sometimes doing a
thing a little better than the coaches
expected. The- coach is not con
cerned with thaHrilliancy of the play
er, but with the arrangement of men
which permits one to get into the open
The Mid-West game is far more an
Imaginative stimulant than In the East.
The East apparently the stronger be
cause it plays closer to the ground and
is not imaginative.
Speaker Can Pick
Best Pinch Hitters
A statistician who keeps count
of everything has figured out
the averages of pinch hitters.
His figures show that Tris
Speraker Isf the best picker of
substitute batsmen among Amer
ican league managers, men sent
to bat in a pinch by Tris hav
ing an average of ,333. In the
National, Phillies pinch hitters
netted an average of .348. The
best Individual average made
in a pinch has been that of Ed
Gharrity, of Washington, four
hits in six times up, for a mark
of All Hdnds
Walter Cox has won around $45,000
with his trotters this season.
Double-header football games are
said to be not "popular at West Point.
Cagnon, Simmondinger and Riopel
make up the backfield for Holy .Cross.
Judge Landis is the only man in
baseball who is content to be on the
Amateur Athletic Union will hold Its
annual convention in Chicago, Novem
ber 19 to 21.
Pat McDonald, the Olympic weight
thrower, is sergeant of the New York
traffic squad. -
Coach Heisman of Pennsylvania
likes Vogelin as a fullback. Vogelln
is a Philadelphia boy.
Jack Weinhelmer, star end and cap
tain of last year's New York U. team,
has returned to school.
Charley Buell, who won the Holy
Cross game for Harvard with a drop
kick, is Harvard's substitute quarter
back. Captain Aldrich of Yale, is kicking
about forty-five yards at present.
Quaile kicks goals made in scrim
mage. Coach Fisher of Harvard made an
unusually early start in scrimmage
play and the result showed in his
first games. The men worked like a
veteran team and took the hardships
of the double-header lightly.
BABE RUTH TALKS ON
MONEY END OF SPORT
Fan Traveled Far to Shake
Hands With Yankee Star.
One Ambition Was to Greet Man Who
Made' $50,000 a Year as Baseball
Player and Then Tell Folk
at Home of Incident.
Babe Ruth is willing to admit that
ball players are strong for "commer
cialized" baseball to the point of get
ting what they think is their fair
share, in the way of salaries, from the
receipts of the gate, and the average
ball player is pretty much Bolshevik
on that point, but the Babe says a lit
tle incident in Louisville started him
to thinking along a new line as re
gards the money end of it.
The Yankees played an exhibition
game in Louisville and the Babe, as
the big noise, was the center of at
traction, of course. He gave the usu
al amount of time to visiting a school
for boys, talked to them in the way
they like, extolling the idea of play
ing ball to win for the sake of win
ning, admonishing them to always
play fair and square, etc.
Then Ruth went to the ball park.
There was more or less introducing
and butting in of bugs who hadn't
been introduced, all of whom wished
to meet Babe Ruth. Up comes one
guy, crowds his way to the fore and
"Mr. Ruth, will you shake hands with
"Sure," said the Babe.
When the man had released Babe
from his fond grip he cocked one eye
and said, with a smirk of satisfaction:
"Well, I come a 100 miles just to
shake your hand. I always wanted
to shake hands with a man who made
$50,000 a year, and now I've done it.
Babe Ruth is pretty young, but he
has an appreciation of values. "That
seemed to be all that guy had in
mind," he said. "Just thinking about
the money I make, or he thinks I
make. Reckon if I'd given him an au
tographed ball he'd peddled it around
the pawn shops or put it up at auction
to see what he could realize on it.
And then they talk about us ball play
ers being money mad !"
BASEBALL RULE OVERLOOKED
No Longer Any Such Play as "Ball
Accidentally Hitting Bat Becom
ing Dead Ball."
Baseball players of the fields and
the smaller cities seem to have over
looked the fact that the rule about a
pitched ball accidentally hitting the
bat, even though the batter tries to
dodge- it, has been annulled. There
is no longer any'srfch play as the "ball
accidentally hitting "the bat becoming
a dead ball." When the ball acci
dentally hits the bat it is in play as
if it had been swung at by the bats
CINDER TRACK FOR HARVARD
New Course Enables Track and Foot
ball Squads to Practice With
A new quarter-mile cinder track has
Just been completed on Soldiers' fieM
by the Harvard Athletic association
tnll stri im r is
enacting nuv. .
to practice without interfering:. Pre
vionslv the only track was the cin
dpr nnth in the stadium, and when tlv
fnAthnli nlavers held secret workouts
the track men were forced to forego
Johnny Weisiuuller, Chicago
A. C. sprint swimmer, has taken
the "king" out of Duke Kahana
moku. The new water star set a rec
ord by swimming 100 years in
A year ago Weismuller
couldn't swim a century in less
He has been ably coached, be
ing a running mate for Norman
But he learned quickly. He is
tall, rangy. He cuts the water
like a blade.
The duke is a born swimmer.
Weismcller is a tank-made star.
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CAPTAIN HATHAWAY CONSIDERED
GREATEST ALL-ROUND ATHLETE
Hathaway, CapUin of the Northwestern University Eleven for 1921, Is Con
sidered a Great Western Star.
"Smiling Jack" Hathaway, captain
of the Northwestern university eleven
for 1921, is regarded by his admirers
as one of the greatest all-around ath
letes developed in the western confer
ence in years.
His full name is Stanley E. nath
away, and his home is in Covington,
Ind. Jack played guard on the var
sity football team of 1919 and, al
though weighing only 15S pounds, he
took the position of center in 1920. He
held the biggest and huskiest of op
posing centers and fought them to a
standstill last season.
Inspiration to Team.
"He was an inspiration to the team ;
his courage was unbounded and he al
ways fought fairly," i the way Ath
letic Director Dana M. Evans spoke of
Here are a few of his records: In
Ultimate Bone Head
Miller Huggins declares that
he Is an authority on solid
heads. He should be, for in 20
years of baseball he has seen
plenty of them. But the ulti
mate, Hug declares, was .en
countered the other day when
the fans began to crowd over
the grass at the Pilo grounds,
nug went down to make a per
sonal appeal to the mob. He
walked ui to one euv and said:
"IX you don't get off the field, $
the umpires will forfeit the
game In five minutes and Boston
will win!" "Well," replied the
vhat of It?"
Penn's numbered Jerseys run up to
Fallen and Fitzpatrick are playing
the ends for Fordham this year.
Captain Aldrich and Jordan are the
mainstays as ground gainers at Yale.
Yale's idea to number its players
in every game this season Is taking
in the east.
Tufts has two veterans back in Capt.
Frank Itusso, center, and John La
Herb Stein, an All-American center,
has been shifted to play an end po
sition at Pittsburgh.
Penn State college has four huge
arc lights on the sides of its gridiron
at the New Beaver field.
Asplundt of Swarthmore is a splen
did punter. He showed exceptionally
well In the Princeton game.
The University of Maryland has
eight of the players who beat Syra
cuse last year on this year's squad.
The youngest of the Harvard With
lngtons has dropped out of football
and will devote his time to rowing.
Tex Hamer, Babe Grove and Billy
Maher, three scrubs, are ripping up
the Penn varsity line in a discomfiting
Princeton has three star backs In
Lourie, Garrity and Gilroy. Each Is
an independent worker and all three
follow interference well.
At the next rules meeting Harvard
will favor vigorously the idea to make
a blocked forward pass behind a line
of scrimmage a free ball.
Fido Kempton, halfback on last
years' Yale team, is seriously con
sidering entering the Fordham Law
school. Brickley is a coach at Ford
ham. Fred Luderous, first baseman and
successor to William Clymer as man
ager of the Toledo club f the Ameri
can association, has been engaged for
water basketball, all western confer
ence, guard, 1919; the same in 1920;
in wrestling, 158-pound class, second
place, conference, 1919; captain of
Northwestern wrestling team, 1920,
and tied for first in the western Inter
collegiate wrestling meet, and first in
Big Ten conference meet; boxing, 158
pound champion of Northwestern,
Has Fine Principles.
Hathaway Is president of the Men's
Athletic association at Northwestern,
Is a member of the student council
and of the senior honorary fraternity.
Activity in athletics hasn't hardened
his heart nor lowered Jack's ideals,
for Director Evans says, "This man
Hathaway has fine principles and lives
a life that should be an example to all
young men in or out of the univer
sity." WHOLE FAMILY WAS IN WRONG
Joe Tinker Received an Unexpected
Answer From Youngster Who
Was Playing on Sunday.
When Joe Tinker was manager ol
the Chicago Federal league team the
club happened to be playing a series
in Baltimore and, being a Sunday
morning, Joe left the hotel for a short
stroll after, breakfast.
He passed by a big vacant lot, where
a couple of scrub teams had just com
pleted a game. Joe decided to have
some fun at the expense of a small
lad, who was standing alone near the
sidewalk, stuffing a big glove in his
"Don't you know It's bad to play
ball on a Sunday?" asked Tinker.
"What would your family say If they
knew about it?"
The kid flashed a grin at Joe. "Don't
know," he replied. Then, pointing to a
couple of men a few feet distant, add
ed: "You might ask them. My dad
Is the shortstop and my uncle the
WOULDN'T HAVE ANY SECRETS
Manager of Philadelphia Club Be
comes Sarcastic When Coveleskie
Sarcasm sometimes reaches its
apogee on the baseball field. When
Coveleskie was pitching for the Phil
lies he one day let a runner get from
first to second without the slightest
effort to stop him. The manager was
"Didn't you know there was a man
on first? he demanded of Coveleskie.
"No; I forgot all about it"
Turning to the first baseman the
manager said coolly: "Mr. Bransfield,
one moment, please. Hereafter when
a player on the opposite side reaches
your base I wish you would inform Mr.
Coveleskie, because it seems foolish
to have any secrets in the club."
CAPTAIN OF NAVY'S ELEVEN
The photograph shows E. E. Larson,
who is again captain of the Annapolis
football team, and is considered one of
the finest defense players In the East.
McCoy Owns Robert E.
Robert E, 2:07, by J. S. G 2:13,
that has been racing for several years
over the half-mile tracks of Ohio, Penn
sylvania and West Virginia, Is now
owned by R. E. McCoy, who is still rid
ing miles better than 2:10 over the
double-o courses with the veteran Ohio
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