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THE WASHINGTON TIMES: TUESDAY; t JUBY 28; 1914.
Miller Huggins' St. Louis Cardinals Have. Chance for Flag LIVE SPORTS
THE IDEAL CIGAR LIGHTFRTHE WORKINGMAN'S FRIEND'
FOR FLAG, AND MAY BE
WINNER IN -OLD LEAGUE
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A LITTLE OF EVERTHING.
By "BUGS" BAER.
I Georges Oarpentier won the deeiiiojt
u.ci jxiu uacMon in .trance on a ioul
Jackson was disqualified for b4ing pres
ent. Unlike Gunboat Smith, GeorM Mc
Bride will never be disqualified for hit
ting low. Popping ''em up Is George's
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pjjlECTELPiilA. July 38. In 1908
the- Browns were running neck-and-neck
with, the Detroit Tigers. Chicago
White Sox and Cleveland Naps in tbe
race for the American League pen
nant. They journeyed through the "West
the- first -week in September. It was
up Jo them to triumph to -win the
championship. They failed and finish
And the Cardinals are on the; same
path, but Instead of the "West It's the
East. It's the same goal, though
the pennant. Imagine it! How differ
ent from seasons and seasons ago.
Usually at this time of the summer
the Cardinals, led by Pat Donovan,
Charley Nichols. John J. McCloskey
and Kog BreBnahan. -were struggling
along at the bottom with the July
conversation: "Walt until next year,
than tpaMI Iihva n. winner."
Now the Cardinals are in the pen
nant fight. They have upset all base
ball dope; they have turned the big
gest sensation in the history of the
natlonaltpastlme a tail ender in191
and a pennant factor1 in 1914.
Just for a bit of past events. In 1913
the Giants had a rival in tho Phillies
the only club in the league which was
regarded as being close to the Giants.
Still, here is the standing a year ago
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That gavo McGraw an advantage of
nine full games over Dooin. And today
he has a lead of only a few games
over the Cardinals and even fewer over
the Chicago Cubs.
The late start, having Art Butler
toss away gams after game, put the
Cardinals behind In the first half of
the race. Then came a clever shift by
Miller Huggins in placing Jack Miller
at short. And with Wilier at short and
the present makeup of the Cardinals
wc believe Huggins third placers are
strengthened at least JS per cent.
From now to the finish It Is this
question: "Which team can stand the
pace to the finish? The Giants hav
the first call in thlB respect, because
for three successive campaigns they
have warded off the attack of the
enemy, they have been through the
pennant grind so often that it does not
form any extra strain upon them.
HIS NEW TO THE CARDINALS.
But here Is where we pick an edge
.. -.T-ain;lB Thev will not loaf an
inch from now to October. Every game '
means a victory lor inem. -j.no uim.
wlththat air of confidence that they
outclass any and everything In the Na
tional League, may beat them, while
the Cardinals, full of fight, will use
the Herzog "choke 'em" tactics.
The operation of the Huggins ma
chine Is not as easy as McGraws.
Change after change has been made by
Huggins, but each move has been a
winner. The team has been strength
ened, not weakened, and even the ab
sence of team work will not handicap
Manager Huggins is a careful man
ager, on and off the field. He never
alibis for himself. When the club was
around the .500 mark he didn't say that
he would be satisfied if he finished sev
enth, one notch above 1913. bnt claimed:
"I have a fighting ball club, one that
has a chance for the pennant, and we'll
It is that feeling which Is going to
make the Cardinals a dangerous foe
throughout the East They feel that
there isn't a club which outclasses them.
In other words, they deliver that first
punch which has won many a cham
pionship in the prize ring.
But Huggins is not predicting a
Jump Into first place on this Journey.
"I believe we can gain a couple of
games on the Giants." chatted Huggins.
"We won ten out of fifteen the last
time we visited the East, and we won
twelve out of sixteen gaires at home.
"We had our slump early in the sea
son, and we're not going to give up
now. If we can come home a couple of
games out of first place, look out for
us In the final dash "
The most enthusiastic member of the
By LOUIS A. DOUQHER.
Unless something happens to the Federal League mighty soon,
orgnized baseball is going to face a ticklish situation when the draft
ing season comes around. This time it is the minor leaguer who stands
to lose the most. When the minor leagues fail their big brothers, they
will baseball rapidly shoot the chutes. Tho majors simply must get
the players. But see what is happening.
Larue Kirby, once a rookie pitcher with the Giants, is the clouting
demon of the Mobile Southern Association team. The Boston Braves
offer to buy him, if Mobile will let him go at once. Kirky's absence
means possible loss of the pennant for Mobile, so the offer is turned
down. What happens? Why, Kirby is given, a flattering offer by the
outlaws and he jumps. Mobile loses him right in the middle of a hot
pennant race, gets nothing for him at all, and a major -league team
misses a possible star.
Here's your outlook for the bis teafruers and the minor leaguers: As
soon as the draft lists are announced, the outlaws will know where the best
men ar in the bushes. Under present-day baseball law, a drafted player la al
lowed only his minor league salary plus X per cent. This arrangement lssts
tor forty-five days, when new terms must be submitted to the player and a
new contract signed.
The Federal Leaguers are almost certain to grab oft many ripe bushers
this fall by offering them more than the majors are allowed to pay. The out
laws will be paying nothing for these players and can thus afford to offer them
higher salaries. The minor leaguers will suffer because they will lose their
players and also lose the price they would bring from the majors. The longer
the Federals stay in the field, the Rorse the situation becomes for both
majors and minors.
At first the minor leaguers will suffer, both in playing strength and nurse
But. eventually the big leagues will suffer through failure to fill the gaps iri
their ranks. It is a necessity to keep the supply of new players always com
ing up from the bushes. But the Federal League. If It can endure the tussle
will get the players for less money. J.R this way the Federal League in a
short time 'Rill become naturally faster than either big league now in the
The first pinch comes in about a month when the drafting begins. Jack
Dunn, abandoned by organized baseball, has protected himself by selling all
his salable players. Both the International and the Virginia Leagues refus
ed to assist Dunri in transferring his club to Richmond, to "Squeaky Jack"
proceeded to get hla money back in another way. But in a short time more
clubs in the minors will be in the same boat Dunn found himself in when
he tried to swing his franchise to Richmond. It'll be always money goinjr
out and nothing coming in.
According to those "in the know." organized baseball men are going to
make strenuous efforts to shatter the outlaws this fall and winter coming.
Tbey will try to buy them off. If they succeed, the whole situation wftl
naturally clear itself. If they fail, no one now can- tell what will happen.'
Jumping from club to club will be the style of tho day.
Suppose the Feds endure the winter intact and are ready for another
opening in 1915. Suppose they have by that time gobbled many more big
Jeaguers and others are Jumping from day to day. How long will the public
"n1 i2r t.he 'tnatt?n7 The practice of keeping off the Mackmen will
make the American League campaign a farce from the beginning. The same
thing holds true in the case of the Giants. The game will be the sufferer in
the long run. The public can turn to golf, beaches, tennis, the woods, truck
gardens, and anynumber of other substitutes. But the magnates must stand
idly by and look"it nothing coming In-and everything going out.
Big League Biffers of a
Speaker, Red Sox 3 3 6 1.000
Donlin, Giants... Ill 1.000
Kussell, W.Sox.. 1 1 1 1.000
Miller, Reds Ill 1.000
Dalton, Robins.... Ill 1.000
Hess, Brave 1 1 1 1.000
Connolly, Braves. Ill 1.000
Beck, Cards 5 4 7 .800
Magee, Phils 4 3 7 .760
Mullen, Yankees.. 4 3 3 .750
Burns, Giants 4 3 3 .750
Riggert, Cards... 4 8 3 .750
party is Jack Miller. Hera's the player,
in our opinion, who has made the 1914
Cardinals. "While Jack isn't regarded
as a Ty Cobb, a Joe Jackson, a Nap
Lajole, a Walt Johnson, a Chris Math
ewson and stars of that stripe, we be
lieve that Jack is the most valuable
player in the National League today.
Miller Is the sort of player who
wants to win and win every day. .He's
full of fight; he has put that same
spirit Into the team; he has every mem
ber leading right behind him. and Jack
Miller will play unless they force him
to trot around the field on crutches.
ROBINS USE FIVE
Cincinnati's Ability to Get Bases
on Balls Gives Enough Runs
BBOOKLTN. July 38. By waiting
out the Brooklyn twlrlere, the Cin
cinnati Beds were able to win yes
terday's game by 6 to 5. Rain started
falling in Brooklyn's !half of the
eighth, after Reulbach, who had re-i
lleved Ragan at the beginning- of
this inning, had shut out the visitors.
One Brooklyn man had fanned.
Reulbach, whose name does not fig
ure In the box score, because the
game reverted to seven innings, was
the fifth Brooklyn pitcher sent in.
Brown and Enzmann had each pass
ed four men in a row in a single
Inning. Brown in the first and Enz
mann in the third. Score:
Cincinnati ... 103 000 26 E 3
Brooklyn ..- 200 003 0 5 8 1
Batteries: Benton, Ames, and
Clark; Brown, Enzmann, Altchlson,
Ragan, and McCarty, Fischer.
Hatpin Will Manage
Yankee Olympic Team
NEW YORK. July 28. Matthew P.
Halpin. of the New Tork Athletic Club,
has again been honored with the man
agership of an American Olympic team,
having been named to lead the Yankee
delegation in the 1316 Olympics. ThlB
action was decided upon at a meeting
of the executive committee of the
American Olympic committee, over
which Col. Robert M. Thompson presided.
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Earn This Distinction by Admin
istering 2 to 0 Shutout to
Another amateur league championship
is today known to the fans, as a result
of a shut-out administered to the Fair
lawn team, of the Potomao League, by
the Easterns; score, 2 to 0. Playing a
brilliant game behind "Mertz" Mitchell.
Eastern considers Itself lucky to have
Eent over its two tallies In the fifth in
ning, thereby cinching the Potomao
League championship for itself. As mat
ters now stand. Fairlawn will finish a
But four blngles were garnered off of
the offerings of Mitchell, who is said to
have had his greatest day on the mound
this season. This estimate may be
slightly exaggerated because of the 1m
portanco of the contest. On the other
hand, Versteln did not have a .poor reign
on the hill at all. He permltte but five
saieues' dui ms support was hardly as
fast as that given Mitchell. Verstein's
worst trouble "was the Issuing of hn.n
on balls, seven being registered against
ms name in tne dox score.
Methodist was no kind of an opponent
tor tne .Episcopalians when .hose two
teams clashed. The latter scored an 18
to 0 shut-out when the Methodists were
held to three safeties by Pitchers Swee
ney and Dreis. In the meantime, the
Episcopal lads got exactly eighteen hits.
many or tnem going for extra bases.
Holy Name doubled up the scor.e on
St. Paul by figures of 4 to 2. in a game
which was tied up until the beginning of
the. ninth, in the last session. Holy
isame put over a pair of tallies, which
sent them two runs to the good and
gave them the vertilct. isops twirling.
as usual, was good, but he was working
against anotner star, ik. uox.
Probably no larger score nas been
rolled up by any amateur club this sea
son than that amassed by the Treasury
nine when it won from the interstate
outfit by 24 to 4. The decided victory
is the result of' twenty hits connected
for by the Treasury team, against seven
made by the losers.
Favorites fell down miserably when
they clashed with the Waverlles. tho lat
ter getting the decision by 8 to 2. Nolan
and Busslus were touched for thirteen
blngles. Cantwell struck out thirteen
Fort Washington got a narrow ad
vantage over Rex A. C. Score. 2 to L
But four hits were seen throughout the
nine innings of play. The Soldiers got
three of these. Clemens and Dunn kept
the battle largely around themselves.
Catholic Champions After
Game in Washington
The St. John's Athletic Association of
Baltimore, Catholic champions of the
South, in 1912-13, would like to book a
game for Saturday, August 1, to be
played In 'Washington. The St. John's
boys are composed mostly of all col
lege players, tho White Sox having
signed their star pitcher, J. Anderson,
the former Mt. St. Joseph's pitcher.
The St- John's boys will only consider
teams making good ofrers. Among the
other boys with the team Is Haggerty
and O'Conor from Georgetown. "Jim"
Anderson, Schulrck, Ledger, and Car
ter from Loyola, Brooks from Yale
Evans, Doyle, S. Hagerty, and McGraw
from University of Marjland, and
Mueller, of Notre Dame. For games
address James J. Hagerty, of freight
clams office, Baltimore and Ohio rail
road, Baltimore, Md.
Reds Still Fighting
For Chief Johnson
PITTSBURGH. Julv I8.-Lawyers
representing the Cincinnati National
League baseball club yesterday sought
an injunction restraining Pitcher George.
Johnson from playing in the present
series here between the Kansas City
and local Federal League teams. John
son recently Jumped from the Cincin
nati Club to the Kansas City team.
He was scheduled to pitch yesterday,
but Federal League counsel assured
Judge Swearengen that Johnson would
not play again until Thursday next, the
day set for the hearing on tbe Injunction.
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By GRANTLAND RICE.
Old landmarks in baseball have
either passed or at least are pass
ing. Browns and Uardinais are no
longer in the rut. The Braves, in
Boston, have risen from last place
to the first division. Frank Chance
is fighting to keep out of the eel
lar in place of battling to reach the
top. Pittsburgh, from being a pen
nant winner or a pennant contender
for fourteen years, has gone to
waste at the bottom of the field.
The players, in place of being in
the iron grip of the owners, now
have the whip hand for the first
time in history. They have defied
the commission openly and have
won their fight
The Old Order.
And yet the old order hasn't entirely
rawed. The Msckmen are still club-
Ding their way to another flag, and,
in addition to this, the Giants and Cubs
are still in battle for the National
League flag. Tin fact that this land
mark still remains Is the strangest
thing of all. Back In 1905, under Frank
Selee, tho Cubs finished second to the
Giants and gave them their hardest
That was nine years ago, and since
that season tho old Cub machine has
been twisted and hammered out of
shape, with one exception the old
guard has been wiped out. Its winning
leader has passed on. and Its great
est field lieutenant. Evers, was shifted
to another club. If Murphy had used
dynamite or guncotton he couldn't
have labored harder to compose an
And yet, in spite of all that, with
Pittsburgh unable to hold the long
pace started fourteen years ago, tho
Cub machine is still the one giving
battle to the GUnts and disputing at
every step McGraw's march to another
banner. And the Queerest part of It
all is that the Cubs are no longer a
machine. Against McGraw they aro
contending with one of tho greatest
machino builders of the gamp. The
Giants are a compact organization, not
the strongest In the world, but a ma
chine that works together. Tho Cubs
aro playing the game as it suits them,
are doing Just about as they nlease,
and yet, with only one of the old stars
left, are winning and holding their
place -around tho top. According to
titorles that come to us on tho road.
they permit Hank to sit on the bench,
and watch them work, but beyond this
pay little attention to his presence.
This may be unfair to O'Day. but at
least it is the game's gossip. And, In
spite of this, there Is still enough
life left in tho Cub array to travel at
a faster clip than tho Cubs have shown
The Case of Tommy Leach.
The case of Tommy Leach is another
wlerd turn of the game. Leach was
carded as being through several years
ago by Pittsburgh. No one figured
that he had over one good year left
and that a year of only average worth.
But Leach, after sixteen seasons In the
game. Is still starring on a club in the
fight while his old home town. Pitts
burgh, Is groveling In the dust a dozen
leagues behind Wagner and Lajole
have lasted, but they are both athletes
of wonderful build, and both were kept
at their old infield Jobs. Leach Is a
diminutive specimen compared to either
and he was shifted from "third to the
outfield, moved to a new place. where In
the shift he has more than held the
Barney Deryfuss has charged several
of his athletes with loafing and quit
ting. To a certain extent he may be
right. There must bo some reason for
a club with as much good-looking ma
terial as Pittsburgh floundering down
in tho depths.
But it probably isn't so much a mat
ter of intentional loafing as It Is an
utter lack of aggressiveness and fight
ing courage. Pittsburgh hasn't had
a fighting machine for several years
The club Is the most easily discouraged
one In baseball, and for years has
been a club that broke quickly under
any heavy charge. Time and again tho
Giants have gone to Pittsburgh with a
big Issue at stake and have left with
the Pirates demoralized and In rout.
After that April and May start with
the material at -hand lUa-aard to blame
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Colonel Dreyfuss for using quite a col
lection of language in statin? his case.
The Other Method.
If Pittsburgh had one-third of Boa
ton's aggressiveness the team would
still be around the top. Stallings and
his men compile a wonderful Illustra
tion of the value of sticking eternally to
it and refusing to let harsh luck break
up the charge.
The Braves went for weeks at a ninth
place clip In an eight-club league.
Everything waa against them. They
were so far down that the average ball
club would have gult-ln disgust. But
Stallings and his men never turned
loose. They never gave up or quit
hustling. They kept on fighting, and
today are out of the morass with a
chance to finish higher than any Bos
ton National League club has finished
for fifteen years.
Too many clubs in baseball permit the
lucic of the game to rule their destinies.
They are willing enough to go with the
break of the game, but not against It.
When luck turns In -their favor they
are unbeatable. But when luck turns
against them they curl up like a feather
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natural choice of men who have found tobacco satisfaction for the first
time ! They like it ; you'll like it! You get right into the game and prove
for yourself that P. A. is real and true man-tobacco, bully in flavor and
bully in fragrance. It's a mile away from the re-brands and Jusf-brands.
You sure have some high times coming if you'll sport a bit and lay a
dime against a tidy red tin of P. A. Go to it like it was your middle name.
Buy Prince Albert everywhere. Toppy red bags, Sc
handy for cigarette smokers); tidy ted tins, 10c;
also handsome pound and half-pound humidors.
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Madden Sells Vanitie
To English Parties
John E. Madden has sold his colt
Vanitie. named. forthe CochraniTyacht.
now trying for a place as the America's
Cup defender, to English parties, and
the colt has been shipped from Saratoga
to Liverpool. Vanitie Is royally bred,
being by dgden out of Veil. He won his
only start In this country, an overnight
event at Aqueduct. Vanitie was heavily
engaged in stakes to be run at Sara
toga, and was looked on by manv as a
probable winner of the Futurity, as
none of James Butler's youngsters are
eligible for that rich stake. The price
received for Vanitie is not known, but
is said to be the highest paid for a
two-year-old In this country In several
Ayers Gomes Back.
Doc Ayers pitched great ball Sunday,
and then came right back yesterday
with another gilt-edged performance.
The Richmond hurler Is one of the best
newcomers In the league this season.
Prince Albert tobacco works both ways. It's king
pins rolled into a makin's cigarette or jammed into a
jimmy pipe. ' No matter how you handle P. A., it just
punches smoke joy and smoke satisfaction right into your
system. It's a regular home run in the tenth with the bases
chock-full! Catch the idea?
Men, get into the know that Prince Albert can't bite yourtongue,
can't parch your throat. It is made by a patented process that
cuts out the bite. And that's some fad-talk!
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Of Umpire's Dishonesty
SAN FRANCISCO. July 28.,-Charges
that umpires of the Pacific Coast
League have been betting on the games
will be rigidly investigated by Allen T.
Baum, president of the league. A num
ber of players have been aumomned to
testify at an Inquiry resulting from
accusations following the fight at Sac
ramento yesterday between "Red"
Held, an umpire, and "Hal" Maggert.
"I am going to stop Indiscriminate
assaults upon umpires and attacks upon
their honesty by players," said A. T.
Baum. president of the league. ".Here
after If anv player accuses an 'umpire
of dishonesty, he will be given a chance
to prove his charge."
Joe didh't'Come Back.
Joe Engel was wild and unhlttable
Sunday and soft aa mush yesterday. If
that kid Is worked often enough he'll
round to, but that's the only way to
discover his class.
Charlie Jiritkley has a younger brother
lahois laid to be almost as good a
lcieker as Charles. That comparison
means nothing to us. -Hoxo does he com
pare to Johnny EversT j.
Like the Delaware peach crop, Connie
Mack's pitching staff Is Mlxhted every Prtnr.
Uke tb Delaware peach crop, we pay good
money for them In the fall.
"When it takes
for us-to beat the
Brownies, it shows
that "the umpires
are getting much
stronger on the de
Attacked by the Army Worm.
Naps pennant chances.
Larryjs. bitting average. l
Baseball btVs patience.
Walter Johnson's "winning streak.
Just our tough luck. If s too hot
for us to claim our pennant possi
bilities' are frostoitten.
At Prof. Wrench's Dope
NEW TORK. July 2S. Secretary Jbfia
Heydlerofithe National League, had .a
gool. laugh today. , It, came when h6was
shown a dispatch stating that prof.
Jesse E- "Wrench, teacher of history at
the University of Missouri, predicted
that the Government would own all
the baseball leagues in the United
States in trie next twenty-five years.
"That's all a dream." said Mr. Heyd
ler when he recovered his voice. "Be
fore we talk about Government owner
ship of our baseball and other sports ft
might be.. Just as well to wait and see
what success tbe Government has with
ownershlD'of railroads and a few other
things. I understand the weather-down
in Missouri has been frightfully hot the
last week or so And. besides, tho silly
season is notat its height, so ws are
liable to hear all kinds of foolish talk
these days."w .