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Mooter's IHness Keeps Drohan From Reporting in Capital Until Next Week-
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Mother's Illness Keeps Crack
Kewanee Twirler at Home
Until Early Next Week.
Seven Candidates for Climbers
Get Busy at Y. M. C. A. Gym
Under Eyes of Manager.
Tom Drohan. the Kewanee curler,
expected by most critics of pitching to
have the best chance of all the young
sters -with the Climbers to make good
this spring, will not report here -until
next week. He wired Manager Griffith
today that his mother's illness would
necessitate his remaining by her side
In Kewanee for a few more days. The
"Old fox" wired in reply that he should '
stay with her until she Is out of dan
ger. The twirler should be here by
Five young pitchers and two catchers
got down to work today at the T. M.
C A., and Manager Griffith was de
lighted with conditions. Nothing but
gentle tossing was indulged In. just
enough to loosen up the arm and shoul
der muscles. This will be continued
until the squad leaves for Charlottes
ville a week from Sunday.
Robert Austin, the long-legged fresh
man twirler from Wesleyan College,
Mlddletown, Conn., was the last to ar
rive in town today, going at once to
the T. M. C. A. for a workout. He is
a well built lad and looked In good phy
sical condition.
How They Worked.
The five pitchers in action were Joe
Engel. the Climbers' "milk bottle baby;'
Carroll Barton, the star fllnger of the
Fepco cam. District champions; Vic
tor Bickers, a towering youth from Buf
falo, N. Y., Independent teams; Elilott
Dent, with the Newark International
League team last year, and Austin, a
southpaw from New England; "Rlppy"
WlUIams and "Dutch" Munch, the lat
ter a battery mate of Barton's on the
Pepco team.
Manager Griffith was on hand, keep
ing an agle eye on the youngsters.
Mlque Martin, the safe and sane trainer
of the Climbers, was also there, giving
each of the athletes a real rubdown at
the close of the first davs workout.
Chick Gandil. the clouting first sacker
of the Climbers, was another spectator,
greatly enjoying a kidding match with
Al Williams. Gandil wants to Join the
squad, but Manager Griffith will not
listen to this for a minute.
Kahoe Takes a Look.
Mike Kahoe, prize scout, dropped in to
take a look at the youngsters at work.
He will be on hand each day till the
team leaves for Charlottesville. About
twenty others, mostly members of the
T. M. C A., watched the big league
candidates working out.
Nothing strenuous will be done this
week or next. The pitchers will merely
warm up, going through the motions of
pitching, but not using any speed. The
Idea of this preliminary work Is slroply
to strengthen the arms, preparing the
lads for the more active work in the
open air on Lambeth Field. One hour
a day will be the program till March 1.
with Griff and Mique Martin on the Job
every day.
"Big Ed" Walsh, the White Sox "Iron
man," who leaves tonight for the coast
with his team, says he's going on the
stage next winter and pick up some of
this easy money now going into the
pockets of Jennings, Marquard and com
pany. Schaefer To Be Late.
Herman Schaefer and Nick Altrack
will hardly appear in the Capital City
in time to go to Charlottesvile on March
6. They will appear In a Chicago The
ater for two weeks beginning next Mon
day in their latest skit. "One Dutchman
and Another One." If the Windy City
folks will stand for this act, they are
planning to give It before the assembled
citizens of Charlottesville before they
return from the training camp.
George Chalmers, one of the Phillies'
holdout boys, has signed his contract,
and is ready to go to Southern Pines
with Dooin's brigade.
Jack Lellvelt, the former National,
has arrived in New Tork, and will re
main there till sailing time Saturday
next. Jack says he's going to land a
regular berth under Manager Chance. If
hitting will bring it. George McCon
neli will be unable to go to Bermuda
till March, owing to private business
Larry Schlafiy Again
To Lead Jersey City
JERSEY CITY. N. J., Feb. 20. Larry
Schlafiy, for many years a star in
flelder in both major leagues, has been
retained to manage the Jersey City
team of the International League for
the coming season. Schlafiy made a
success of the same Job last year.
To Use Enunciators
At White Sox Park
CHICAGO, Feb. 20. Showing that
Charlie Comlakey is up-to-date at all
times, enunciators will be installed at
the South Side park for the benefit of
the fans this season. An experiment
was made yesterday with four of them
set up and it was voted a success. By
means of the new Invention changes In
the line-up will be made known to the
fans In all parts of the stands and
bleachers, doing away with much of the
confusion hitherto experienced.
New League in Southwest.
TULSA. Okla.. Feb. 20. The promo
ters of the new Southwestern Baseball I
League assembled here today to com- i
plete their organization. The circuit, I
according to present plans, will com-
prise the cities of Shreveport, La.. Fort j
ennui, bjju iiute jiuiji. A4i.. spring
field and Joplln, Mo., and Oklahoma
City, Muskogee, and Tulsa, Okla.
Dundee Meets Kilbane.
NEW YORK. Feb. 20.-Johnny Dun
dee, of this city, has ben matched to
meet Johnny Kilbane, the world's
feather champion, in a ten-round bout
here. The mill will take place pome
time next month, both boys to weigh
122 pounds.
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Senators of Buckeye State May
Get in Bad With Diamond
COLUMBUS, -Ohio, Feb. 20. The ban
will again be placed on Sunday base
ball In Ohio if the bill introduced to
night by Senator Beman of Gallia, mak
ing any person engaging in the national
pasjlme on the Sabbath gulHy of a mis.
demeanor punishable by a fine of $10 to
$50 and subject to Imprisonment until
the fine is paid becomes law.
Sunday baseball was legalized two
years ago by passage of the Greeves
law after a- fight in which churches,
Sunday schools and religious organiza
tions bitterly opposed the measure.
The Beman bill Is thought to be
backed by the Civic Reform League of
which the Rev. A. 8. Gregg, of Cleve
land Is head.
Four Capital Players
Join Interstate League
This city will be well represented on
the Erie ball club of the new Inter
Ftate League this season, five leading
sandlotters, all prominent in amateur
ranks, having enlisted with that club
for the coming campaign. They arc
Dutch Sterzer, member of the Erie
club last year; Abe Martin, one of the
mainstays of the Cornell team; Chick
Davis, and Earl Steele, third baseman
and center fielder of the Loffler club,
last semson, complete the list of Wash
Ingtonlans who will go to Erie in u
few weeks.
Another Capital boy who will again
try his hand at the big show Is Phil
Buscher, for man sea.sons one of the
leading amateur pitchers of Washing
ton, and last scasqn with the Loftier
team of the Independence League. He
goes to Wilmington, of the Tri-State
circuit. This is not Buschers first es
say at professional baseball. He has
played on a number of minor league
teams before once, for a short tlms
with Erie.
White Sox Under Way
For Training Camp
CHICAGO, Feb. 20. With seventy-five
White Sox players, fans, manager, and
"war correspondents" on board, the
Comlskcy special will leave for Paso
Roliles, Cal.. tonight. Twcnty-lve ot
the party will be players.
The squad will go direct to Paso
Robles, where it will have a month of
training, after which It will start back
on its barnstorming trip. Manager
Jimmy Callahan Is going to cut down
the amount of baseball and Increase
the amount of other exercise this year.
The men will indulge In golf, tennis,
and other sports before they begin
regular practice.
Navy Crews to Enter
Big Henley Regatta
ANNAPOLIS, MU.. Feb. 20.-Offlclal
permission has bt-en granted for the
venes the Academy to enter crew sin the
American Henley race at Philadelphia
on May 31, and unless something inter
venes the academj- will be represented
bv a first, second, and fourth class eight
and a four. It is also announced that
the Unlversltv of Pennsylvania will
send Its varsity and freshman eights to
Annapolis on May 24 to pull against the
first and fourth class eights of the
The Academy crews have been limited
io races over the Henley distance this
season, and it was feared that a good
schedule could not be arranged. The
arrangements for the entries at the
Amerlcnn Henley will keep the Interest
in aquatics keen during the season.
Wolgast Is Favorite.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 20. Ad Wol
gast, in training for his battle with
"Harlem Tommy" Murphy Saturday, Is
trying for foot woork. He explained
today that he expected Murphy to
make that sort of a fight. Wolgast Is
a ten to nine favorite.
Here Are Three
Four Are Leftovers, While Six
Are Recruits on the St.
Louis Browns.'
ST. LOUIS, Feb 20.-Tcn outfielders,
enough for a complete team, and every
one a marvel!
That the peculiar position that con
fronts Manager George Stovall prior to
prepplng the Browns down In Texas
for the 1913 American League grind.
Four of the fly-chasers were on ex
hibition last year at Sportsman's Park,
while ilx new recruits will Introduce
themselves to the big arena this spring.
But the trying predicament for Sto
vall is thlsj Where Is he going to
play nine outfielders when he has only
three positions for them?
Here are the outfield candidates who
will fight It out to become the reg
ulars, and where they played last year:
Bert Shotton. Browns; Pete Comp
ton, Browns; 'Jus Williams, Browns;
Bunny Brief, Browns; Ernest Walker,
Montgomery: George Malscl. Harrls
hurg; Yale Sloan, Bristol, Tcnn.; Claire
Patterson, Oakland; Jack Johnston,
Montgomery; Luther Bonln, did not
Who will grab the three Jobs? Prob
ably out of the list of ten only one Is
assured of being on deck when the
Browns line up with the Cardinals on
March 25, or with the Detroit Tigers In
the opening game of the season on
April 10. He is Bert Shotton.
Spurt at End Wins
For Lehigh Quint
BETHLEHEM. Pa.. Feb. 20. Lehigh
was victorious over Swarthmoro here
last night In one of the best played
and most spectacular basketball game
of the season. It ended 39 to 24, after
each team had enjoyed a lead at sev
eral times during the encounter. Both
teams displayed equal strength In the
opening round and only by a spurt to
ward the end of the period did Lehigh
manage to gain nn advantage.
The ultimate winner lead throughout
the greater part of the second half, al
though Swarthmore made a number of
beautiful rallies. No player seen here
this year has given a better demonstra
tion of goal shooting from free throws
than Muthart, the Lehigh center. His
work In this respect was the most bril
liant feature of the evening's play.
Dick Rudolph Signs
With Toronto Club
TORONTO, Feb. 20. Dick Rudolph
left todav for New York after signing
his contract to play with the Toronto
ball rlub this coming summer.
Rudolph was the Htar pitcher of the
International League last year, and had
permission to Klgn with any American
or National League club, but failed to
find a suitable berth for himself.
Mr ani Mrs. Rudolph will go South
to Macon on the training trip next
month They have been In Toronto for
two months.
Intercollegiate Swim
Title Goes to Yale
NEW HAVEN. Conn., Feb. 20.-Yale
won the Intercollegiate swimming cham
pionship last night by defeating Prince
ton. 34 to 19. Yale previously defeated
Harvard, Columbia, and Pennsylvania.
Yale's relav team broke tho Inter
collegiate record In the PJO-foot swim,
cutting the figures to one minute forty
six seconds. Captain Ross, of Prince
ton, was the Individual star, being first
In the Krf and 220 yard events, and sec
ond In the &0-yard swim. The fancy
diving event was taken by Captain Mc
Aleenan. of Yale, while Robinson, of
Princeton, was best In the plungo .for
distance with a lloat of 9 feet 3 Inches.
Lamy Makes Record.
SARANAC LAKE. N. Y.. Feb. 20.
Edmond Lamy broke tho world's record
for broad Jumping on skates when he
cleared fourteen harcls, a distance of
27 feet, 9 Inches, in an exhibition here
3sSr2-sJl Ki-fr'J aafec,
of Clark Griffith's New Candidates for
Effective Pitching Makes Jimmy Callahan's Outfit Worthy of
Consideration Chicag Has Much Good Twirl
).x, ing Material.
A team with great potentialities for
success is the Chicago White Sox, yet
Tew critics think they will finish in
the first division. If pitching alone
would land the flag, the. White 8ox
might be considered, for Jimmy Calla
han should have excellent twirling ma
terial backed up by two wonderful
young backstops In "Red" Kuhn and
Ray Schalk. Nevertheless, the Sox are
being doped for the second division Ty
most folks.
In the opinion of the writer, the Chi
cago club should be strong at the start
of the campaign, even as they were
last season, and hold their own with
all-comers until well after the Fourth
of July. Indeed, they ha'o an excel
lent chance of coming in as high as
fourth or even third in the 1913 scramble
for the gonfalon.
It Is only natural to think of "Bis
Ed" Walsh when one thinks of the
White Sox. He looms above most of
the pitchers in th land as the "Big
Reel," the greatest "Iron man" of them
all, ever ready to do his Bhare of the
work and ever ready to rush to the
aid of tottering teammates. But there
are others. Jimmy Callahan should,
have great success with his pitching
staff this season and this will go a
long distance In the battle for the su
preme honors.
Five Good Men.
Five good pitchers may be numbered
In Walsh. Jim Scott, Frank Lange, Joe
Benz, and Eddie CIcotte. Scott Is now
preparing for tho coming season and
promises to be in excellent condition
by tho time the bell rlpgs. This big fel
low Is an effective twirler when in
shape, which he was not last year, and
should win many games for his club
this year. Lango came around well
enough last season to warrant Callahan
In banking on him this season. Benz
pitched fine ball for a youngster, while
Clocotte took a new lease of life when
he changed the color of his sox.
With most clubs this season the new
material for the box Is taking up much
attention, but the White Sox have such
good men In the regulars that this
amounts to little. However, Callahan
is taking half a dozen kfds to California
In Uie hopes of finding good stuff for
the mound, perhaps feeling that this
may come In handy, but tho regulars
will be there doing the work when the
campaign opens.
The Climbers are touted as possessing
the best trio of backstops, but the
White Sox have another corking good
trio In Ray Schalk, "Red" Kuhn, and
BUI Sullivan. The first two can alter
nate day after day and play first class
ball till Injury hits them. Billy Sullivan
provides the brains for the young pitch
ers, and, though a veteran, can still
fling the pill to the midway with most
of them. All In all the battery men
with the Whlt sox put the team in the
Same Old Infield.
Though several youngsters will be
taken to the Coast to try for infield
berths. It is doubtful if any of them
manage to break into that charmed
quartet, consisting of Borton, the clout
ing first sacker: Morris Rath, the live
wire second baseman; "Buck" Weaver,
tho strong-armed shortstop, and Rolla
Zelder, the gargoyle third baseman.
Joe Berger is being applauded for his
winter league ability In the shortflcld,
but he will have to travel to beat out
in the outfield "Chick" Matt ck Is the
.only one certain of his place. This
youngster piayea sterling uuu msi year,
well earning the right to hold down
that middle garden. No other player
now in sight seems able to beat him
out of Ills Job.
Left field and right field, though, are
open to competition. Jimmy Callahan,
Harry Lord, and Davey Jones, the for
mer Detroit Tiger, are all left fielders,
while Ping Bodle, tho Frisco banana
merchant, and John Collins can play
right field. There Is no telling Just
what men will finally mako these
places. One or two youngsters from
the bushes will also be In the scram
ble, but their chances are slight.
The White Sox go to California In a
special train, but they will have to
keep ahead of such crack outfits as the
Red Sox, Climbers, and Athletics,
when once the season gets under way.
Their pitchers will make this an even
thing, by the way, and Callahan may
feafe.. .
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enjoy 'much popularity on the South
Side of Chicago till well Into tho sum
mer, if the rest of his players don't
break legs or lose their arms, for he
has a pretty fast "aggregation of .dia
mond pastlmers under hfs "charge. ,
George'Kirkwood Stops in Sixth
Round After Being Floored
By the Champion.
NEW YORK. Feb. 2a Today Ney
Tork is willing to admit that Johnny
7). Kilbane is a real champion. The
Clevelnnder handed George Klrkwood,
of St. Ixiuls, one of the most artistic
hammerings ever seen In a local ring
last night. In the sixth round tho
Mound City 'youth was in bad shape,
and after selng sent to the floor by a
stiff left hook, the referee stopped the
bout, awarding Kilbane the honors.
Elberfeld Rounding
Out Chattanooga Team
CHATTANOOGA. Tenn., Feb. 20. Kid
Elberfleld negotiated a trade today
which rounds out the Chattanooga club
and makes It ready to start the season,
when ho traded Outflelder-flrst-sacker-slugger
Forsythe for Outfielder King of
the Topeka club of the Western League.
The Chattanooga manager has been
angling for weeks for a fast outer gar
dener, all of his candidates for the pas
tures being hard hitters, but not expert
In fly-chasing. He believes that he has
filled the bill with King, who will be
played in centertleld.
The going of Forsythe means that
Mickey Coyle practically has first base
cinched and Is adjudged the better man
of tho two. Forsythe was secured from
the Dallas club of tho Texas League In
return for Ed McDonough. Catcher
Harry Storch, former Nashville utility
man. and a cash consideration. He
came with a reputation for tremendous
hitting, but poor fielding. Ho was play
ed both In outfield and on first down In
Texas and fielded erratically In both
King's batting average In the Western
was only .392. w hlch Indicates an ability
to hit for .2C3 or so In this leagae, but
the newcomer Is wanted more for his
fly-chasing than his batting, as tho In
field of the locals will help supply the
hitters. King led the Western League
outfielders In chances accepted with 321
put outs and twenty-seven assists, being
on top In both respects. Indicating not
only a fly-catching mania, but a strong
whip. King probibly will be placed In
center, leaving Cruise In left, Forsythe
In right and "Red" Massey as utility
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Others Are Expected Soon.
BOSTON, Mass., Feb. 20. The change
of the date for the opening of the Red
Sox spring training at Hot Springs
from March 9 to March 2 has caused a
tiustie among the ,"hoId-outs" to sign
up, anditoday the club's catching staff
Is rounded out with EMI Carrigan and
Leslie Nunamaker both in the fold.
Carrigan arrives here Wednesday, -and
will leave with Captain Wagner for the
camp In a. few days later. McAleer
said today that 'he expected Duffy
Lewis shortly, completing the cham
pion .outfield. .
The signed contracts -of pitchers Ray
Collins, 'buck uurien. ana unarleyi
Hall and' Outfielder Harry Hooper had
not 'been received today, but Hooper
hat secured, permission to turn in his
contract when he reaches Hot Springs.
TTie others will have to sign up soon,
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Drives Mighty WaHop Over the
Wall and Handles Himself
Well AroumJ First
The squad of Giants again put In a few
hours of light work at their training
ground here today, but sore muscles
were niuch in evidence following the
first workout taken, yesterday. t , -.
Manager McGraw was pleased with
the showing of the Indian. Thorpedur
lng yesterday's work. Thorpe, snowed
a good batting eye, and performed like a
veteran at first base and In the out
field.' Later his-pitching arm may be
tried out. While the pitching was of
course crude, Thorpe caught hold of
one to his lifting and hammered It on
a line over the garden wall In left. He
showed plenty of natural ability at the
bat, his pose being perfect.
Nothing has been heard from Mar
quard or Shafer, but the doughty lead
er of the Qianta worries not. He says
that the southpaw has theatrical con
tracts to fill throughout March and
doesn't expect to hear from him till
April it the earliest.
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Sporting Gossip
"Every Knock.ls , .csi
Satrr Itat large.
Judgisc from the length of the entry
list, George Washington will have a
roost iatereetlng and satisfactory In
door meet Saturday night., The mana
gers have worked hard over It and de
serve success. I understand that the
tickets are selling fast and that the
meet will be financially satisfactory.
Twist In things.
There is a peculiar twist in things
when an ex-President, of the United
States, acting as a professor of law,
can draw only E.on and the head coach
of the football eleven gets iM. but It's
true, nevertheless. Oaay Desiys, a
dancer, can make MM a week. She
caters to "the popular entertainment. So
doesr Howard Jones at Tale.
Bickers is big.
This Victor Bickers Is a big load and
Mff tedrmake baseball managers smile.
eqptdaHy-when they-are candidates for
the iwiH. Admitting hla lack of ex
perience, the Buffalo youth feels that
be will make good. If hard work will
turn the- trick. Well, that's the first
necessary-thing to success, ha any line
and I have hopes ot his stickiar with
the Climbers.
Very good idea.
XUking.up a freeha-aa. baseball team
at Georgetown la aa excellent Idea.
Every college iSouId have .youngsters
getting into trim' to metro the varsity
snd the freshman das should rally to
the aid of the Hilltop kWa right at the
start- That's the way to- make strong
varsity teams." by begteamr In the
freshman class.
Are always popular.
Relay races are always popular, and
George Washington's managers are
dome well to book so .many. This -form
of rector has taken a strong hold on
the peblic, and should he encouraged.
Personally, rd rather see those West
ern mJdgets m action than the college
men. What do you thing about it;
Irsllnger here.
Had a little chat with Henry IrsUnger,
who defeated Billy Collins with ease
last night at the Gayety. and found "him
an interesting lad. There is nothing"
ot the "low brow- about htav whatever
Born In Austria he baa lived In Eng
land eight years. Six weeks ago he
landed In New Tork, and. If his work
last night Is any criterion, he' should
remain here for some time longer.
Williams In shape.
JTUppywimams says he's inahane
and "he certainly looks It Tho nig"
catcher has been resting all winter
aad u now as strong as a bulL He Is
delighted with the Idea of working
bftener behind the bat than ,he did last
year, for he wants to lead the league
with the willow. There are lots of
folks in town who beUeve he' will come
close to It, too. It he's in there enough.
Local Iads, climbing.
More local sandlotters are signing up
tor trials' In organised baseball. For
a city of its size and opportunities
Washington gives more players to
organised baseball than any one would
expect. The record of the Capftat in
this respect has always been high.
ever since the days of Paul Hlnes.
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