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Connie Mack Notifies Griffith of Cancellation of Saturday's Double-Header
Introducing the Latest Pastime in the Vicinity of Cleveland, Ohio
Sporting Gossip
Connie Mack Notifies Clark
Griffith of the Dates for
Wili Remain With the Climbers
for Two Final Contests
With Naplanders.
CL.EVBUVNB, May 21. Connie Mack
has Informed Griff that but one gam
will be carded at Shibe Park on Sat
urday. the two double-headers- coming
on Monday and Tuesday. This proves
once more than league rules amount
to nothing among friends.
"W. H. Rapley, treasurer of the Griff-
men, arrived here this morning, and
trill stay to see the last two games
with the Naplanders.
Bill Carisch Proves
To Be a Jinx for
Washington Club
CLEVELAND, May 2L Aftter trot-
tlnjr out seventeen of his big and
brawny athletes to work the down
fall of the Griffmen. only to se
them fall. Joe Birmingham, the mana
ger who Invented the shakeless ctyle of
playing big league ball, found just one
more sink sitting on the bench. This
last one had yet to see his name In the
box score. The Naplanders were behind
to the tune of 9 to 8. two were down Jn
the last of the ninth, and the bags were
crowded. And there sat Bill Carisch,
' backstop, saying not a single little
. thing.
Carish to Rescue.
AH around the field the frenzied fans,
remembering all they had ever read
' about ninth Inning rallies and seeing
Tomasso Hughs passing Joe Jackson
T and Larry Lajole In a last dying effort
to avert the inevitable, roared and
creamed and begged and -howled and
whistled and stamped their feet.
Think you can do ltr whispered
Manager Joe Birmingham Into the ear
, of the big backstop.
"Sure tclng. Try me," was the ready
- reply.
' "Go on up there and knock the cover
J off the pill." was the last order of Gen
eral Birmingham.
"Come over. Howard," shouted the
foxy Clark Griffith to his young left
fielder. And right there came the mar
gin that let the thing happen. Howard
failed to follow directions, standing
rooted where he was. Blng, Bill
Carisch, the last lone gink on the
" bench, had done it. He had soaked
It on the eyelid. The ball rushed out
to left field, and before Hank Shanks
could cover the distance from his po
sition to the course of the ball, it had
passed him. scoring Joe Jackson and
Roger Peckinpaugh. The Griffmen.
- after leading for seven innings, had
lost out, 10 to 9.
,. Final Session Sizzles.
That last session was a sizzler. The
Griffmen were ahead, 9 to 7, when It
. opened. Ray Chapman crashed a slnglo
to left for a beginner, and Ivan Olson
hammered one along the right Held
line for two sacks, scoring Chapman.
The Naps had one run to get and all
their sluggers coming up. Terry Tur
ner sacrificed Olson to third. Clark
T Griffith came out and told Hughes to
pass Jackson. He did. But. heavens
above us, up came Larry Lajole In
place of Ryan. Again Griffith ordered
" a free ticket and Larry got it. filling
the bases.
At this place in the festivities the
noise was deafening. The crowd wanted
blood. It demanded the head of Tom
Hughes done up on a platter. Jack
Graney bounced a high one to Morgan
and Olson was forced at the plate.
It was a close decision, and Guesscr
Dlneen was Immediately surrounded
by both teams. Olzon wanted to eat
him alive. He would nave, too. only
for Grover Land. Grover gave the
magic sign and Olson retired.
Steve O'Ne'll. the wasteball backstop,
who had already connected with a
brace of doubles, was due for another
trip to the plate when Joe Birmingham
espied Bill Carisch. Carisch had been
. the only one not to get Into the game.
This was his chance and he took it.
Curtains, and no dinner for Old Fox
Shanks Learns Lesson.
Bat a ball game Is never over until
the last man Is out. Consequently to
Bill Carisch goes the lnldvldual glory
and the victory. To Hank Shanks goes
the knowledge that Old Fox Griffith
knows more than he does. To the
whole team of Griffmen it Is once more
rammed home that they must keep on
playing every minute if they are to cop
tnai ounnng. Here Is the dope:
Moeller.rf. 3 14 0 0
illUn-cf.... 4 13 0 0
Uorgan.Zb. 4 2 3 2 0
Candll.lb.. S 1 6 0 0
Laportr.Jb. 4 3 2 4 0
WlllLams.c 3 110 0
Hennr.c... 2 12 0 0
Shanks.lr.. 4 14 0 0
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?Z2r ' mm0 '" took fine skp phtckrs CNJlpflAi -v
. rPift waae St&vc wrrh Trig X " ' fcR i-jm-iwc-- Mr-M
' ' si i i -i r I r
"Every Knock Is -a Boost,"
Groom or Johnson.
Griff is depending on Bob Groom to
day and Walter Johnson tomorrow to
break even with the Naplanders.
Groom is going as well now as could
be expected, while comment on John
son's form is unnecessary. So far the
team has won 10 and lost 9 on the
Western Invasion, and will have to win
both to get better than an even break.
Cobb can win.
Ty Cobb can beat the Athletic al
most any time he wants to. May sound
like too positive an assertion, but I
notice that every tme the Detrolter ha
anythng like an even chance to get the
Athletics In the air he promptly does It.
with the result that invariable ft.. u.
Is turned In his favor. Cobb certainly
n ma jiacjiracn on a string,
ilullin's alibi.
Veteran Catcher Speaks Well of Youngster Turned Over to the
Wilkebarre Club Climbers Show Surprising Form
With Bat Even in Defeat.
Job'ston.lb S 1 11 2 0
4 1
Olson.Jb. ..
Jackson. rf
3'XtU.c ..
Cullop.p. ..
Eeall. 10
Lei told 1 0
I-lJoIr . b 0
Pec'pauch 0 0
Caxish.... 1 1
3 2
10 1
0 0
J 3
0 0
0 1
0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0
0 0 0
0 0 0
0 0 0
CLEVELAND. Ohio. May 2L-Jim
Shaw, the young semi-pro from Pitts
burgh, has been released to the Wllkes
barre club, of the New York 8tate
League, on an optional agreement
which will see him with the Griffmen
next spring at Charlottesville.
Shaw has all the earmarks of develop
ing into a real big leaguer, but in the
present rush for the flag he has little
opportunity of being wprked enough.
Therefore, Manager Griffith has sent
him to a club where he will get plenty
of work, and be able, to return a much
better twirler than-he Is now.
Jack Ryan, Grlffmen's expert coach,
is authority for the statement that
Shaw will surely blossom lpto a star
as soon as he has obtained sufficient
experience. Ryan had the lad at Char
lottesville for two weeks after the Griff
men had left their training camp, and
had plenty of chance to look him over.
Yesterday's defeat was a bitter pill
for Manager Griffith to swallow. He
refused to eat any dinner, retiring at
once to his room and declining to see
anyone. Hank Shanks came In for a
severe call-down for failing to obey
orders in the critical moment In the
ninth while Bill Carisch was standing
at the plate, and Tom Hughes was
scored for giving the batsman a fast
ball Instead of a curve. Indeed, hardly
a player could be found In good humor,
save Walter Johnson. The big scythe
wore his customary smile.
As soon as dinner was out of the
wav the players scatteied m ih.- ih:.-
ters and the movies, a few xoing to the j I aarlaploco Rpnuinc
Jordan-Gehring wrestling match. All L6aQ6rlcSS DrOWslS
were most aesirous o getting out of
sight of the manager. He remained tn
his room till late, and when he dlu
show up to act as detective in liio
lobby, he would not talk, pinoking lils
cigar furiously, and listening io the
others talking.
Scythe will be knocked out of the box.
This town is going crazy over the
team, grabbing all the oai?ball extras
as fast as they appear r.nd talking
baseball at home and on the ilieet cor
ners. The big st:.nd at Somcr'b Park
is always more than half empt.
though, despite the fever tnat Is upon
the town. From a point of attendance,
Washington supports its team much
better than does the Sixth city.
Cardinals Blank
New York Giants
NEW YORK. Mav :i.-Caught un
awares and totally unprepared for any
such display of dazzling rrlllancy as
that given by the men from the Mound
City, the champion Giants were forced
to suffer the humiliation of an S-to-0
shutout defeat at the Polo Grounds,
yesterday, in a tiff that marked the
season's debut of Mrs. Helen Hatha
way Britton's hirelings at the Polo
Grounds. The defeat itself was not the
most humiliating feature of the affr
noon. What hurt a small croud of en
thusiasts most v,as the uay one Bob
Harmon, a right-hand pitcher of con
siderable repute, wielded ine whitewash
brush, sparing no one, and being Just
as effective with the kalsomluc In the
ninth inning as he was In the initial
Score by innings: R. H. K.
St. Louis 000 0220 :2-S 15 0
New York 0 0 00 00 0 00 0 2 l
Batteries Harmon and Wlngo. Wiltse,
Mathewson and Hartley, Meyers.
Big League Standings
SUnding of the Clnba.
Won. Lost. Pet. Win. Lose.
Philadelphia.. 19 9 .676 .6J0 .833
Cleveland .... 21 11 .635 .7 .636
WASH'TON.. 17 11 .607 .1 .S&6
Chicago 20 14 .5SS .00 .571
St. Louis 15 20 .43 .441 .417
Boston 13 IS .:i3 .438 .40i
Detroit 12 21 .364 .3SJ .S5J
New York 10 20 .333 .333 .33
Today's Game.
Washington at Cleveland.
New York at St. Louis.
Philadelphia at Detroit.
Boston at Ch'cago.
Tomorrow's Games.
Washington at Cleveland.
New Yoik at St. Louis.
Philadelphia at Detroit.
Boston at Chicago.
yesterday's Results.
Cleveland. 10, Washington. 3.
Detroit. S; Philadelphia, i.
New York, 6: St. Louis. 3.
Boston-Chl?Jgj Rain.
Standing of the Clubs.
Won. Lost. Pet. Win. Lose.
Philadelphia.. 18 7 .720 .iJi .632
Brooklyn .... 13 10 .655 .667 .633
New York.... 15 13 .536 Mi .317
Chicago 16 16 .500 .515 .45
St. Louis 15 15 .500 .516 .SSI
Pittsburgh.... 13 IS .413 .43s .10:
Boston 11 15 .407 .123 .333
Cincinnati ... 21 .300 .323 .2W
Today's Games.
Pittsburgh at Brooklyn.
Cincinnati at Philadelphia.
Chicago at Boston.
St. Louis at New York.
Tomorrow's Games.
Pittsburgh at Brooklyn.
Cincinnati at Philadelphia.
Chicago at Boston.
St. Louis at New York.
Yesterday's Results.
Philadelphia. 5: Cincinnati, 1.
Chicago, 7J Boston. 3.
St. Louis. 8: New York. 0.
Pittsburgh, I; Brooklyn, L
Griffith Fears Cleveland But Little in the Present Campaign.
Lajoie's and Jackson's Hitting Have Kept-
Them Up So Far. ' ' ,
George Mullln failed to en th s..
and. according to the dispatches, which
give him the best of alibis, he is under
weight. This is a new one, and all of
us will be glad to sit around while the
once chubby twirler gets something on
his frame and Is ready to take a turn
as a regular pitcher. Meanwhile this
pitching staff is bothering us not a
About Mullaney.
I see where Eddie Mullaney, the
Georgetown catcher, has signed with
the Giants. The receiver is somewhat'
slow and was not much on throwing
this year. He hits well, but will have
to travel at an awful pace to equal
either Chief Meyers or Red Wilson,
both stars of the first water at the
pacing game. Mullaney is now with
the Giants, having left here Sunday.
Will develop star.
It will not be long before Washington
will develop a star golfer, who will take
his place with the other luminaries in
the world. Corkran, the Baltimore star,
seems to be the best in this section of
the country, while Washington golfers
fall to rank with many others. Young-
I sters are being developed at the various
courses who will take their rank in dua
Richards a wonder.
Fall Before Yankees
In spite of their defeat, the Griffmen
showed surprising strength with the
bat. and there Is hope that they have
found their batting eyes once more.
This is particularly true r Laportc,
who has obtained five hits Li two uays.
He has hit for an average of .- tlnte
arriving here. Almost every hit yes
terday was hard, going off t.ic batulih
the right ring to it.
The weakness of the Naplanders
aeems to be in the box. Yean Greet: ,
did not pitch long enough yjslerd.iy to j St. Louis
ST. LOUIS. May 21. Playing rings
around the leaderless Browns, tho High
landers won the second game of the
series. C to 3.
Ragged and listless fielding on the
part of the Browns was largely re
sponsible for the size of the ecore. al
though on hits alone New York out
classed the locals. The rpmarkablp
finish of yesterday's pame seemed to
have taken the heart out of the Droivna,
and they played with no initiative
Score by innings: R. H E
Highlanders .. . 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 0-6 9 0
ToUla... 21 i:z: 3 1
3 12 11
10 0 10
10 0 10
Total. .. a Jl 27 IS 4
Batted for CuIIop Jn the ilxth
IBattrJ for Kahler In the eighth.
XBtUrd for Ran In the ninth.
(Ran for Lajole In the ninth.
Batted for O'Jfell in the ninth.
zTwo out hen wlnnlnc run u made.
Cleveland 20012200 S 10
vaihinglon 042002010
Runa Johnrton. Chapman (2). Olson. Turner.
Jackaon. Ryan. Graney. O'Neil. Pecklnpauth,
tfoeller. Milan. Laporte (2), Willlama.
Enanks. McUride. Mullln (2). Tw o-baae ' hlti
-O'Nffll t2, Olaon. Cartich. William. Henry.
Mother. Morgan. Three-bate hlta OUon.
Jackeon. Sacrifice fllea McUride. Turner.
Stolen Wtea Chapman. Milan. Mullln. Moel
ier Hlta Oft Mitchell. 3 In 1 1-3 lnnlnca:
3R Blandlnc.2 In 2-3 inning; off Cullop. 3 In 4
Innings; oft Kahler. 3 in 2 Innings; off Mullln.
t In 1 Innings; oil Hughea. 3 in 4 Innings.
Double plays Chapman to Johnston; Chau
aian to Turner to Johnston. First bass on
sails Off Mltcbrll. 2: off Blinding. I. off
cuiiop. z: orr turner, i; on siuiun. i.
Hushes. S.. Hit by pitcher Br Cullop. 1
Mullln. 1. Struck out By Mitchell. 1;
wUllon. 2: bv Kahler. 3: br Gregg. 1:
Mullln, l: by Hushes. I. Passed balls
D'Nell. l: Henry. L Wild pitch Hughes.
First base on errors Cleveland. 1: Washing
ton. 1. Left -on baaes Cleveland. 7; Wa-h-ngtotj.
7. Umpires Messrs. Dlneen and
Hart. Tim of game 2 hours and U minutes.
show his condition, but the otntis were
medlocro. Falkenberg and Grece are
about the only real pitchers on the
team. It is a good hitting team, though,
and this may carry It along i'or a while
until the warm weather Improves the
pitching of all opponents.
10 0 0 0 10 0 13 S 2
Batteries McConnell and
Baumardner and Agnew.
Cubs Have Rally
In Last and Win
BOSTON. May 21.-Chicago scored
enough runs on Pcrdue's lapses from
form in the second inning yesterday to
win easily from Boston, 7 to 3. All
seen runs were scored in that session.
three bases on balls and a hit batsman
counting four tallies. Overall held the
Boston lilts scattered, two of the three
locals' runs cominc In the seventh when
Connolly drove his second home run in
two days over the right field fence
Score by Innings: R- H. L.
Chicago 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 07 7 0
Boston 010000200-3 8 2
Batteries-Overall and Archer; Ru
dolph, Perdue and Whaling.
Phillies Have Luck
And Down Cincinnati
PHILADELPHIA. May 21. Joe Tink
er's riminnatl Reds made their first
appearance of the season In this city
ye.terda. and were defeated by the
Phillies, 5 to 1. It was a snappy game
nil through, and Alexander was at his
best. Fromme. who twirled for the
visitors, also was In good form, but
the Phillies had all the luck of the
game and hunched tliolr hits to good ad
vantage ami Tinker switched to Pack
ard Si ore liv Innings: R. H. E.
Philadelphia .. 0 2 0 0 n 0 2 1 x-5 3 1
Cincinnati . 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 5 2
B.ittorlci Alexander and KIHIfer;
Packard, Fromme and Clarke.
Brooklyn's Luck Is
Stopped by Pirates
NEW YORK. May 21. The Pirates
proved too much for the Dodgers on
Ebbett's Field yesterday afternoon, and
in a fine rally in the fifth inning, ran in
three tallies, thus winning the game.
4 to 1. Up to this time the Pittsburgh
torn had been behind, as the Brook
lyns had scored a run In the first In
ning and under this handicap the ls
Itors had gone through the flist four
lrnlngs with blanks.
Score by Innings. R. 11. E
Pittsburgh 00003 10001 c i
Brookljn 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 01 7 2!
D.tl. .1.. T,l-t . - . '
iuiii3-nuiiiin aim onion; atacK.
Allen and O. Miller.
Win in Tenth.
DETROIT, May 21.-The Tigers fought
a game, uphill battle yesterday and won
from the Athletics by a score of 3 to S.
Score by Innings: R. H. E.
Detroit 012000040 1 S 10 2
Athletics 10 12 0 10 11 07 13 1
Batteries Lake. Klawltter, and Stan
age; Brown. Houck, and Lapp.
CLEVELAND, Ohio.. May a. "The
Naps are going to crack this year Just
as the Reds did in 1912- They're a fast
horse for a short race, hut a mighty
poor stayer In a season's struggle for
the pennant." says Manager Grifntn.
concerning the chances of the Cleveland
club In the present gallop for the gon
falon. "I wish I had only Cleveland to
think about in this campaign.
"The Naps have got away to a fly
ing start. Right now they are hitting
like fools. Any club, given steady pitch
ing and two clean-up .hitters like Larry
and Jackson, can win a lot of games,
especially from such teams as we have
seen in the West. But wait till the rub
comes. These Nap pltchera have been
netting the breaks. Walt till the breaks
begin to go the other way. Then you'll
see the team collapse and fall by the
"Cleveland has some good players,
but they are not built right for a tough
battle. Here's Birmingham and Larry
injured right off the reel. They are to
f 1 agile to stand the pace. It has always
teer the same story. to-. here, the
team's best players crackln? before the
outfit could get Into the hunt.
"In a terles of. say, fifteen games.
I'd bet all my worldly possessions that
my team could wallop the daylights out
of tho Naps, going as they arc now,
and-outfr, just like, the rest of the
twirling staff. Thac isn't the kind of
pitching to keaPia team In rrtmt when
every other 'club in the leasue'is pound
ing away at It. '- "
"The Naps ha. btn working the
niuec-zc play to J.-alh tnls spring, liul
ho'.Vjl. r.j do you suppose they an- s
Injr to get away whh that? This Is
not1 new to baseball, and it can be
I broken up as soon as a team comes to
reiy on it to score runs.
"!"0. slr-ree, the JJap3 .ire n"t gn!njs
to finish one-two-three at the close of
the svtson. They are g:ttiii; all iti
cheers now, but when the real struggle
comes a!ong about August rr .-.ii. in
ker yi;i'll 3ee th'in tumbling backw.-iril
every iay. it thev don t btsin :..ni?r
than that."
Manager Griffith, who is considered
jn- ( the brainipst lield invt-iN In
b.isila'1 cannot l;e convinced tv siij -!l.i"i;
the Naps "i? donr to Lrtloi'c
thev have a chance to win the pennant.
Those who considered Richards mere
ly a champion high jumper will be sur
prised to note that the Brigham Young
nfhfptA xrnn twpnt--sl iwilnlc fn !
tunfversity in a dual meet the other day.
'The 'Westerner finished first In five
events and won third in another which
is -quite, a. day's work. Richards, is re
ported as being undecided as to whether
fhe will enter Penn- or Michigan next
Not so good.
While there is little doubt but that
Jim Patterson and Don Lippincott are
able to travel the century in even time,
little credence can be given the tima
made yesterday in the interclass meet
at Penn. The three timers were some
what inexperienced at holding the clock,
and while the nine and four-fifths sec
onds is possible for both fast sprinters,
I am rather skeptical.
"Falkcnbt rp hai iu-i a lt f l:tk
mixed up with his victories. To be
sure, he has pitched some good ball,
b'lt t!at fadeawav of his will lw 5o'vcd
long before the Fourth of July, and
then watch him drop a long string of
7-11114. He won't ilnliii 'Ui ih. year
as ' I? wlnnpr, n-it b 1 1-ng shot.
"Wan Greg.; i a. -joiM Ufthander,
but he isn't strong, either He won't
last out the season. Kahler 13 an in-
Virginia League.
Roanoke. S; Portsmouth. 2.
Richmond, 4, Newpirt News,
Petersburg. 12. Norfolk. 7.
Since their brilliant start of the prrs
ent campaign, the Naplanders hive
waxea very proud, ana are wining to
wager hard dollars that they will de
feat Walter Johnson tomorrow, indeed,
some of them want to bet that the Big
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