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WHEN A PLAYER LOSES HIS GRIP, IT'S ABOUT TIME TO GIVE HIM A TRAVELING BAG," SAYS SWAMPOODLE PETE THE TIMES' COMPLETE SPORTING PAGE Griffs Picked A Los Shot In Race To Lend League Penncnt Annual Schoolboy Title Series Start At Baseball Park Today I How Do They Do It? ByARNOT Copyright, 1111, by laUroatlonxl Km Sarrlca IN 1918 SCRAMBLE GRIFFS LONG SHO r - i : r " , , -? I SEttKroPt CooW h r1 WH T . . (-7; 7 A orm-ro-rrm fy 0- SW I ft oSt T-oX 6 r-J i.--,J J ) VHCVr ' W l ASTWBar ftKT J y JV $f V? S ) rAOMertrj 1 -PSr? f ( THE II & L, y J 1 1 TO LAND GONFALON Don't JAKe Griff Po&ibilities I rl fajL. 7tace. Ehnr White Sax... 6-5 1-a 1-4 Red Sox e-5 1-2 1-4 Yankees .... 7-1 2-1 eren Tlgwt ...... 7-1 2-1 rxta Indians 7-1 2-1 even Browns 15-1 6-1 2-1 Griffs 20-1 8-1 5-1 Mackmen ... 100-1 40-1 .20-1 By LOUIS A. DOUGHER, Th Griftmea are only a long shot to win the pennant in 1918, accord ing faj the dope sheets found on the western end ox the American League circuit The betting men will lay yon 20 to 1 against their cwnfng oat on top of the heap, 8 to 1 against their finishing- second and 3 to 1 against their finishing in third place. The Red Sax are coupled with the "Whit Sox, world's champions, on .the dope sheets, which is surprising to many baseball fans everywhere. Inasmuch as the baseball bookies are known to be wary to an extreme, the Boston Bed Sex are attracting many backers. Th White Sax and Bed Sox Trill make the, flap tight.. eceardtag to to bookies. The Yankees, Tigers' sad la dlana hTe equal caaaee far third! placet The St. Louts Brows sbovld snlsh to sixth place, vrlUr Qrtffznen, and Mackmen foUovrtnj"- after. So tar a can no learned, there Iss little or no betUsg en baseball berej In "Washrngtoa. The" pontes attracts the fans, ant baseball wagering amounts to practically nofmrtg, la Herer Tort TWdyv The Grlff-nett are ia Hew Terlc to- day, assisting taa Ysnkes la ogentngi the American League cs'-n-palgp. In thai big town. They are not to return: un-i til May 7, when they cause back toi battle the faat-movtng Beaton Bed) Sex. TJuntil then waahiagtoa fans will have to. fellow their , favorites through the sport pagetv Unless the GrUrmea shed themselves of that coat or minor league staff wlthj which the-r have teen clothed lately tlt'ey wOI receive a btitich of aeatl tre-uneiogs before their return to; Georgia avenue. Weak hitting, dumb HIGH SCHOOLS IN TITLE BATTLES AT BALL PARK Washington's annual high school baseball championship series gets under way today. The Griffmen's lair will be invaded by a host of young stersV at Georgia avenue. Four contenders will display their wares to an L admiring gathering of boys and girls who will watch the opening of the schedule. Eastern and Business and Technical and western are. battling for supremacy. The first contest will start at 3 o'clock. WKllam Handiboe and James Hughes, well-known local umpires, will manage the kids. It is lortu saie that an extra hour of daylight has been added. High school baseball la generally a long drawn out affair. Today's games may be concluded at a late hour. On the other band, they may be snappy affairs and better than the usual brand displayed at the ball yard by the professionals. Eastern and Boa-loess, by reason of many lows of player, are expected to be weaker than utual this sea ton. The one beat, bet on the Eastern team, however, ! Willie Thomas, the bis lit tle player, who it perhap best known of all the Wan eehoel ataletee, Thomaa t plartor bis last seaaon at snore atop. He is a ftahter from the word a-o, and. deiplte the Eastern lack, wilt he ftrhtlnr when the rame 1 conclud ed. Themaahaa made rood la foot ball, bsetbaiirana oaaicetoai-. leet Practical? ML Coach Dorman, of Business, has bad practically ell of his ptayefa swept out of school. Work in the city has called all the available stenorrapbera from Business. The combination of at tractive joos ana service in we army, navy, or marine has proven too much for the Buslnsss lads, and they have deserted in drovea. Coach Sorman's JACK BARRY LOSES NAVY YARD LINE-UP VHENWOOD KICKS mA wilt h. miv ti Blv AlfTimirh base rtmninr and srorxlah neldlnsri h, eaaaet definitely announce a llne- wlll take all the flxht out of GritCm capable' pitching stair and then thereij won't Be moch left. Here la the proaram for the Ortff-i men on their first road trip of thei younr season; At Wew Tork AprillSi. 23. 28. XT. At Boston April S9. 20. May X 3. At Philadelphia May 3 4, 9. Btw Afceat T IMt Jack Ifcrsnla ia playlna third base with hla old first baseman's mitt.. This Is against the rule coverlae the ' alse of an roneieera xtove ana pro tests are sure to be raised. 2fclnnlsl claims ha cannot become accustomed to a third basemen's alov. but that's his hard luck. He'll have to- practise. Bert Sanlela. ones' a. popaxlar mem ber of the Tankees. Ia matmalns; the St. Joseph team ia the .Western Learue this year. If, as sesorted. TKerkle, Elliott and KilduS trained with the Cnba before they alfned up, a National Xeaaue role was broken. But what's base ball rules in these war times? QLASSCOTT ELECTED. "Seottr" flUseott will lead the Catholic University basketball team next winter. O'escott was elected by his teammates recently. Olajcott. JIc Sonouxh. Nulde, Clsason. OTlrlen, and Bonovan wefe awarded -lettera. KID3 WILL PLAY- Western and Business will play baseball on the west diamond on the White Lot In the Freshman League. UP. Technical hie a lot of latent strencth, but has been unable to work out much this year. Coach Apple has a number of first rate players. Amona them la Morris ourevleb, who noias three captaincies at Tech. Gurerlch Is next year's leader In basketball and football, and is the present baseball captain. He is Tech's best hitter. Other Stars Flaylac Other Tech stars pla-flna today are Deck, the big freshman pitcher and outfielder; Orubb and Warden, who played last year, and Felffsr. Tech has had one or two creditable vic tories this season, and can be expected to come throuf h with any breaks. Tech's opponent Is Western, which has played la and out baseball all year. The lads from across Rock Creek have played a rood fleldlna same, but have been weak with the stick. In addition Western's pltehina has been none too strona. The Westerners have one or two players who came In for notice last season. Harry Rout, who Is plsylnr shortstop, was rated as the best In the position while at third last year. Charles Feawlck, the bit football cap tain, la plsylnr in the outfield, and Is one of the best hitters In the sehoala. The other Wtstsrn players are In their first season. Rising and Setting Suns F"7?Adjbb5'4". lH Mig4j"""''jrfags,""""B bHmHm4e9B !&& ?r "fcv -ajuaaaam ' MiBSk'' - .B!"-aBBTSBTSTsl sSaBmRfet' v5jP-T T-bbH aTnTBTBTBTBK, f3CjJ '3bBBTBTBTBW BOSTON, April 24,-raek Barry, who led the Bed Sox last season, is no lonrer manager of the Charles Town Navy Yard nine. There Isn't any team left for hire to manage. On the eve of the gams with Boston Col lege yesterday Admiral Wood, com-' mending the First naval district, or dered the team disbanded. It was un officially stated that Admiral Wood opposes service teams meeting civilians. There has been much grumbling at the Navy Yard against the soft jobs given the big league players. Almost all of them were made chief yeomen, and have been doing work that women are now being assigned to everywhere. Walter JIaranvllIe, the Braves' shortstop, became dlsgustsd some time ago at remarks made in his hearing and became a first class sea- He la now on the high seas EVEN SKIES WEEP TWO BASEBALL STARTS FOR METROPOLIS TODAY C. U. TO TRAVEL. Catholio University will Jump over to Baltimore today to play ML St. Jo seph's College. NEWCOMERS TO WASHINGTON Here is a reliable store "out of the high rent cSstrict" that saves every rlothmg customer exactly five dollars. The very newest styles are shown here when they first appear -end every man can be properly fit ted because every B-K customer HAS GOT to be fitted properly I Don't take chances! Be sure to get real satisfaction by visit ing the store of known dependability. ra r TV i j ' l M pjj .i, , JjtWJ MraMM.-sram SUITS & TOPCOATS $15 to $35 I Bieber-Kaufman Co. s 901-9 8th Street S. E. "Down by he Navy, Yard" NEW YORK. April 24. The fans of Greater New York celebrated two ma jor league openings here today. The Yankees made their Initial bow at the Polo Orounas with Washington furnishing the opposition, while across the Brooklyn bridge the Dodg ers face the fast-going Giants In the first game of the season at Ebbets Ffeld. Military ceremonies win rnarK bota ooenlnrs and the members of the Yan kees will open a big Liberty loan drive among the fans. BA8EBALL IN BRIEF. Tbormahlen held the Red Sox hit lees for elfht frames, and then lost In the ninth, 1 to 0. WHEN FOSTEfi HAS FIELDING CHAN E Ping Bodle got two of the three hits collected of Joe Bush In yesterday's gsme at Boston. Joe Gedeon, In four times up. slam med Fred Coumbe for two doubles and a homer, but the Browns lost. Bressler, a southpaw once with the Mackmen, defeated the Cubs yester dsy, though touched up for nine blows. "Laughing Larry" Doyle got a double and two singles, drove In three runs, and scored another for the Giants that's all. Al Mamaux, former Pirate star. started for the Dodgers, and was knocked out of the box In four In nings by the Phillies. Frank Gllhooley's poor hitting with the Yankees means bench duty for him soon, with Sam Vick replacing him, says basebsll rumor. The Phillies whaled the Dodgers' twlrlers for fifteen hits. Including four doubles and a home run. Stock gpt two of the two-baggers. Brooklyn has yet to win a game. dropping six In a row. If Robinson Isn't careful, they'll drop his club Into the International League. The Griffmen have eleven games to plsy on the road, beginning today at New York, At their present gait, they will return with a total of ilx vic tories and eleven defeats for the young season. Eddie Foster's poor work this spring Is an Irritating surpvlse to his many friends in Washington. The mldeefS weak hitting and sloppy fielding has already proved most costly to tbs Qrlffmtn. By LOUIS A. DOUCIIER. Even the skies wept They saw Foster trying to play second 1sse. Hardly had the final game gone to the Mackmen, S to 0, than the poor, overloaded skies burst Into tears, drenching the earth. They had seen Eddie Foster perform in the third inning. With the bases Jammed snd one man across, roster fumbled Shannon'-! ordinary roller and Kopp and Gardner tallied, putting the game on Ice. After that It was a procession, though the Macks did collect a couple more Just for good measure. They didn't need 'em, for Elmer Myers had the home boys eating out of his hand. Fester Sliding Down. Griffith shook up his hatting order to the extent of putting Lavan In second place and dropping Foster to seventh. There are only two more below that. Lavan got one hit and Foster two, none counting for much of anything. Joe mijan played a wonderful game at short for the visitors, hli two stops in the eighth cutting off hits and being worth the price, plus war tax and what the club gets tor Itself. Hank Shanks showed good form at third, making a fine atop of Dugan's scratch hit In the sixth and going to the stand for Jamleson's foul a mo ment later. He also collected his dally bthgle. Elmer Myers showed himself In fine form, and at no time did the Griffs bother him to any extent. HlscroSi flre had them dodging and he never was In any danger. Du Mont pitched a fair game of ball. It wasn't his fault that Foster was playing behind him or that Myers was fooling his mates. Shotton tried to go to third on Lavan's bump In the first, only to dis cover thst Jamlessn's whip was in good working order. Frank SsfTel nearly swallowed a cigar when Foster made hla great error In the third. Frank's a great booster for Fatlma. Young Dugan was given a cheer by fans behind the Phllly bench for his fine work In the elgth, and he had to tip his cap, which he did In a boyish sort of way that was captivating. ; wg":di"BferK""'"era is5SBHtMeTfS Ma-em & v-B-Bv c-r?. -.-a-aT- . T IBB-BBBBrJB Jt 4 COL MILLER GROWS TIRED OF SEEKING PLACEFORBATTLE ST. PAUL. April 2. The finding of a host for the Wllard-Fulton battle of July was still Promoter J. C. MIL lera big progress today. When the Mlnneseta Public Safety Commission, after a hearing, refused to' sanction the bout Immediately, the champion ship fight was homeless. MillcY was quoted as ready to give' up a big wad to shift the burden to other pro moters. By dickering with SL Paul fight en thusiasts emissaries from Camp Grant. III.. Miller lost a chance to put the fight on before the soldiers. The safety commission's delay .here looks ominous. Hundreds of protests have been (Ilea. The commission set no time for a decision. Sa3gV3suj ij ,,,..!., f.;ujv awaj Here are two southpaw twirlers, owned by the New York Yankees. Eddie Plank, an the left, represents the setting sun, about to descend from major league baseball to Inde pendent league performances. On the right is Herb Thormahlen, who Is ascending from bush league base ball to the big show glamor. Flank is forty-three years old, while Thormahlen is but twenty. MILITARY FEATURES IN DETROIT'S INAUGURAL TWO DODGERS QUIT. NEW YORK. April 21 Catcher Kreuger and Outfielder Illckmai-. of the Brooklyn Dodgers, are to quit the dia mond after Saturday's came, going o work in o shipyard near Boston, Ship yard workers are exempted from draft. HURRAY, HE ACCEPTS. NEW YORK. April 21 Joe Btecher announced today ho would accept the offer of S5.00O of Curley and Meyer to wrestle Earl Caddock, providing he de feats Sd Lewi Friday night PLAY8 ALEXANDRIA. Central High School will ro to Alexandria to play the high school team there today. MEETS BRIARLY HALL St Albans plays Brlarly Hall at Poolesville, MO todaV. DETROIT. April 24 Military fea tures will take the place of the time honored parades and flaring trumpets In the opening of the 1918 season in Detroit this season. Preceding the ex ercises the members of both Detroit and Cleveland teams will march around the field together while flags of the allies and the United States are raised and saluted. Neither Ty Cobb nor Hellman will play today. ST. JOHN'S LOSES P TCHER HERBERT JACK DUNN DID T St. John's College! which visits Georgetown on the Hilltop today, will be without Its crack twirler. Because why? Well. Herbert succumbed to the lure of the fllthy lucre and went aad Joined himself to Jack Dunn's Baltimore Orioles. St John's chsnees of winning the Maryland State championship appear to have gone glimmering, for Powell. the next best pitcher, for St John's, while a good hurler. Is not in the same class with Herbert As good as -Lefty" Wilson Is as a pitcher and coach, he. cannot do well without Herbert Today's game may And Georgetown coming through In flne style, espe cially as Herbert Is with the Balti more Orioles. Herbert pitched and won two battles this spring, and was counted upon as a sure bet. Georgetown will be strengthened somewhat If Shugrue Is able to go In behind the bat The youngster has been under the weather, and "Pat" Finnegan has been doing the box work. In the event that Shugrue catches, Finnegan will go back to first base. NEW SWATTING CROWN AWARDED THIS SEASON AMERICAN LEAGUE. W.L Pet. Doiton 7 t .175 Clevtisnd..,. 4 1 .ICO DatrolL 1 t .WO New rork.. I I itn W.IPct Wb!ncton. : 4 .Sl 8t- IluU. .. t 4 J3J cuir.fo. . . t : .ta PMUaelphls l 4JJ Yesterday's Games. Philadelphia. 6. TVaihtnrton. 0 Boiton, l: New York, e. Clereland.8. St. Lout. I. Dttrolt at Chicago, rain, Where They Play Today. Waahtnstea at New Tork. Boston at Philadelphia Chicago at St touls. Ovetand at Detroit NATIONAL LEAGUE. W.L.Pct.1 W.L.PCI New Tork... 4 0 l ooo Plttibursh .. s I .too Philadelphia L I ts chlcaro !) Cincinnati... 4 2 .4(7 Ibuton 1 I .147 St. Loula : : .WB Urooklyn-... 0 ( .M0 Yesterday's Games. Loult. (, Pittsburgh. S. New Tork. . Iloiton. :. Philadelphia. 7. Brooklyn. I Cincinnati, I, Chlcace, Where Tfcey Play Today. St Louis at Cblraso. ew rora ai nmoKim. 1'hlladelphla. at Dorton. BIG LEAGUE DIFFERS OF A DAY. AB. Stock. Phtla S O'Neill. Indiana Allen, lieca 2 Miller, Itoblna : Hurni. (llanta S Ruth, lied ttox 1 Luderui. Phil" 4 Oedaon, liroKna 4 Doyle, utants 4 II. s 1 TB. S 4 3 Are ion lftM too) I too IOuO l.a .TM .7S4 DODGERS 8IGN DOOLAN. PHILADELPHIA. April M Mike Doolan. deiplte his age and creaking bones, la good enough for the Brooklyn Dodrers. He has signed to play short stop for noblnson's collection of bush ers. A new swatting crown the tlmely- hlttlng championship will be award ed In the American League this year. Two new columns runners scored and chances offered In the bdz scores In the first column, the batter la to be credited with all runs scored, as dl rect result of his hits, bases on balls, sacrifices. Infield outs, and being hit by a pitched ball. In the "chances offered' column he Is to be charged with the number of men on bases when he comes to bat Kach runner represents a man whom he has opportunity to put across. Reds1 Manager Sends Autographed Baseball To 'American General Christy Mathswson has sent his compliments to General PersbliTg, in the shape of a ball, neatly au tographed by himself and August Herrmann the flashing white sphere which was first shot across by the old master ere the start of last Tuesday's, game In Cincinnati. Sajrs Matty, In bis letter: an. John J. Pershing. American Expeditionary Forces ia Frances. Sear SIrr I take great pleasure In forwarding you the first ball thrown In the opening game at Bedland Field, between Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, on April 19 a ball duly autographed by Presi dent August Herrmann, of the Beds, end myself, as manager of the club. Please accept It, with -our beat wishes, either as a souve nir for your own possession or to be given to the ball club of some regiment now In France. Accept also the heartfelt loyalty of the whole baseball world, with brightest hope of futurt victory. Sincerely, CHB.I3TY MATHEWSOK. SENIOR RELAYERS SETTLE CLASS WIN- DRAFF WILL HURT BEZDEK'S OUTFIT- IN EVERY MANNER PITTSBURGH. April 2-L It Uncle Sam becomes real fractious, he Is go ing to take the Pirates right away from Hugo Beidek. Honus Wagner will Just have to don his old uniform again and do his best for Pittsburgh. Four o the regular .dally line-up Caton. shortstop: Mollwlts. first base; Stengel, right field, and King, left field, are In Class 1-A of the array draft and expect marching orders al most any time. The outfield will be ruined If King and Stengel are taken, for only Carey and Bill Hlnehman will be left. With Mollwltz and Caton gone from the Infield, only one cap able player remains. George Cutshaw. Four of Bezdek'e- pitchers are marked for military duty. CaxJ-on. Miller, Evans and Mllllgan. Carlson cannot be spared, for he Is one of the two real twlrlers with the team. The other one Is Cooper, the crack outhpaw. ADVI8ERS TO MEET. High school faculty athletic ad visers will meet tonight after the opening of the baseball schedule at American League Park. AT WESTERN A relay team composed of Argo, Caldwell, Sonntag, and Myer? swung the lnterclass meet at Wcsterrj ia favor of the seniors in a blanket finish yesterday. The final score was Seniors. 3B; Sophomores. 3-1; Juniors, 28. and Freshmen, 3. The winners In the various events follow: Freshman 60-yard dash. Waller: open BO-yard dash, Myers; 220-yard dash. Waller: mile, Kapllnger: 220 open. Davidson; 440-yard dash. Argo; high lump, Hume; halt mile., Kep-Ilns-err hoo. aterj. sjid lnmo. Kord- llnger: broad jump, Hout; freshman ll TArnarl tnmn Knlllvan- nnlit vault. 4 Powell; Javelin. Burke; shot-put. Fen wick: relay. Seniors (Argo, Caldwell. onntag, Myers). HOLY CROSS WILL HAVERELAYTEANN IN CHAMPIONSHIP PHILADELPHIA. April 24 Holy Cross athletes are entered lit -the one-mile xelay championship, and Graduate. Manager Flaherty also en- terea tne iresnraan team in roe on mile freshman relay championship at the Penn carntvaL This makes the freshman event the best since this race was started, some years ago. Cornell. State, Dartmouth, Syra cuse. Pennsylvania. Princeton. Lafay ette, and Hojy Cross are now in tha event, and It should be a very flna race. Holy Cross also entered Big man in the shotput. Leadbetter. of Johns Hopkins ia also entered in the shotput and other weight events. Leadbetter s one ot . the best weight men la the Eastern colleges. !Je has put the shot cioie. to forty-five feet, and will he the best V man In the event with the exception of Sinclair?, of Princeton. The latter has Veen showing very good form la practice this spring, and Coach Flu Patrick thinks he will do at least forty-six feet In the coming carnlvsJ. i MANY SEEK LICENSES. TRENTON. N. J, April 24, Twen- tv.rlve cluhs are seeking permissions from the newly-orgs,n!zed boxing commission to stage battles In this State. Newark. Camden. Atlantic City, Long Branch, and Jersey City are among tne seeirers. OLD RIVALS MEET TODAY FOR PREP SCHOOL TITLE Georgetown Preps ko over to meet the Army and Navy Prep team today In tho first battle for the Prep School title. Daker will probably pitch for the A. N. Preps while Dasha will serve them up for the Georgetown lads. RACES TODAY AT Havre de Grace 7 Races Daily INCLUDING A STEEPLECHASE Penna. R. R. Train leaves Un ion Sta. at 11.40 A, M. Admission Grandstand and Paddock, $1.65; Ladies, $1.10 including war tax. First Race at 2.30 P. M. 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