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Backed By Ban Johnson, Connie Threatens to Upset Baseball Indoor Sports CONNIE MACK, BACKED BY HIS LEADER, THREATENS TO UPSET ORGANIZATION By L0UI3 A. DOUGHER. After fifteen years of harmony, the two major leagues are on the Terse of polling' apart. Connie Made, part owner and manager of the HiHadelphia Athletics, has fired the first gun by seeking legal protection Jareetaining Scott Perry, ordered by the National Commission to report to the Boston Braves. Inasmuch as the National Commission is baseball's court of last resort, Hack is showing contempt for its mandates. In addi tion, in refusing to obey its recent ruling in the case of Scott Perry, Connie is believed to have been advised by President Ban Johnson. The American League chieftain dissented from the ruling of the National Commission, but "was outvoted by the National League representatives, Garry Herrmann sod John K. Tenex. Tbo national commission mar back flown completely, though thla Is not expected. There has been a series of 3m lii Incidents 'between Ban John ana emd-Joba K. Tenor, ths heads of the-two fats' leagues. This would In d3eca so backdown far Tener. The narlfmal commission mar be fTfrwilwriif. the American League with- dULWlng and canning drll war. This is not expected, as condlttions are -tad rromgh now without having teem grow worse. However, the American Leagne Is considered to be much Wronger In every way than Its rival end Baa Johnson wm hardly back tan Tinder the conditions ai they ni'i f i f s He tai a snlsirtlon. heads In baseball look for a , t.nrMTi of the National Com TrrtiBTlrm. Reform has been demanded Tor small years. It has been asked Chat the commission be composed cf Soea baring' no financial connection Mini the game, either as owners of rjnTm or paid officers of clubs or leagues. If Connie goes through with Ua present intentions, he may bring bThhiI t2xls reform. "TJiere will be no backdown, Con d told oJe, S. Jackson, The Times cuntuponrtrnt-, In Detroit. "If I don't work Perry & Boston unless the costs taka Mm away from me I'll sever taka my club back to Philadel phia. Z wouldn't dare to. I might as wen close my gates as to allow Perry to go to the National League under pinsrijt conditions. W loss all my reputation as a rnarmger fighting to protect the rights of his town and Its fans. And my patrons probably, are rising up to know whether or not the third largest city, winner or six or the seventeen pennant fleets it has been In, and world championship winner for the American League In three of its five chances, is In Just to round out & cir ca: er not. Good Ttsae for Trouble. "mere are angles I don't care to discuss In print. I hare gTeat re spect for the national commission, but none ror tnis decision. I don't think much of the order that turns over a man for whom Boston tried to tvtjiv paying J500. never did pay the other $2,000 to hold him, and whom if. could not buy now from me for ten times tne sum named. If it were not serl ous that permlsslon-to-return-to At lanta section of the decision would be funny. "My attitude may force serious In ternal baseball trouble. This Is a good time to have it. if we must, be cause there Isn't any prosperity to be anectea. as there (was durlnc our more recent housecleanlngs. Possibly ;i win onng aDout cnanges that have reen advocated, but that have not been mane, because the Ict-well-cuough-alone policy looked wiser." And, forcing the foe to show his hand, Connie has appealed to the courts to protect his use of Perry. Connie says his refusal to abide by the ruling of the National Commis sion is based on common sense and Justice. Connie Hoys Perry. In the official records of the Na tional Commission, Perry was listed as the property of the Atlanta club, of the Southern Association, until the Athletics purchased him this spring. Atlanta owned the pitcher during 1917, while be was having his trials with Cincinnati, Chicago, and Boston In the National League. Connie claims no secret was made of his purchase of Perry, who re ported late in March, 1318. The Braves saw Perry with the Mackmen it Jacksonville. Fla, on or about April 1, many talking with him. According to the official record of the commission the Boston Braves wirea on April 27 tnat it was en titled to Perry. On May 11 Connie 'man being the other two. THE CaeTTtru. received a letter containing this claim. The delay was explained by the mislaying of a telegram, but Con nie says that during the time be tween the demands. Perry's fine work xor tne Athletics was attracting at tention, and is the real explanation. Braves Had an Option. The Braves took an option on Perry, agreeing to pay Atlanta $500 for a thirty-day trial, and $2,000 If the pitcher made good. The player was not used for an Inning In seven teen days, and he Jumped the team. Atlanta had to appeal to the com mission to get the $500. There, in & nutshell rnnni,'. claim. The Braves, he adds, did not put Perry's name on their reserve list and he reverted under baseball law to Atlanta, from which club Connie oougnt, him this spring. TO make matters more dramatic Perry announced that he would quit uancoin Deiore ne would go back to siaurogs- club. And now comes Co.v nle himself, with his bayonet fixed and a scowl appearing from beneath ms "iron derby." Behind Connie la the roaHntr Ban Johnson, eager to protect his league irom wnar. ne Believes is unjust treat- menu The pot has been boiling for several years. Now it threatens to boil over. GIVE EVERS SEND-OFF IN HIS LAST CONTEST TROT. N. Y, June 18. More than 5,000 persons turned out to see John ny Evers. former big league star, play his last game in America be fore leaving for France, where he will direct athletic work for the Knights of Columbus among the American troops. Evers played third base for Provis ional Company No. 1, of the Water vllet Arsenal against the All-Troy team at Center Island Park. The soldiers won by a score of 4 to 3. FRED FULTON WILL MEET DEMPSEY IN BALTIMORE Fred Fulton, challenger of Jess Wlllard, and Jack Dempsey. another challenger, will meet In Baltimore. July 4, In a fifteen-round ring con teat at Oriole Park. Tolice Marshall Carter has granted permission to Jimmy Jung, the Baltimore promoter, to stage the bout between the coun try's two most prominent heavy weights. Fulton and Dempsey were to bat tle twenty rounds at Danbury, Conn, nut tne Connecticut authorities de elded against the show, notifying Joe Mulvihlll to that affect a day or so ago. CRAVATH OUT iti FRONT. PHILADELPHIA. Juno ' IS. "Grawy" Cravath. the Phillies' vet eran outfielder. Is now out in front as a home run slugger. Yesterday he tied the score In the ninth with a drive Into the bleachers. Cravath's record Is now 101 home runs In less than nine seasons. FRANK SNYDER G0E8. ST. LOUIS, June 18. Frank Snyder, the Cardinals' crack backston. has been ordered to report for military duty June 24, at San Antonio, Tex. He makes the third Cardinal lost within a week. Jack Smith and Hont. 7 CAUSED BY MISTAKING RAINBOWS TIMES' KB, tr tatacssBeaal Hsws Brrta LOOKING 'EM OVER "By LOUIS A. DOUGHER.- Much color is given the rumor that Benny Leonard will never again defend his lightweight cham pionship by the articles of agree ment he has signed for his coming bout at Philadelphia with Jack Brit ton. He has agreed to make 141 pounds ringside. Britton's best work is done at 145, so he will have to hustle to make the required 141 pounds. It is probable that Leonard will scale around 138 or 139 when he enters the ring, but that is 'way above the lightweight limit of 133 pounds. For many months we have heard that Leonard's consistent work with the Camp Upton soldiers had ruined him as a lightweight boxer, that the sane living and dally exercise had put him forever out of the class in which he Is the world's acknowledged leader. He cannot get down to the limit of his class, 133 pounds, and do himself Justice. He loses his strength. Leonard Is growing, that's all. And this Is the message his case sends to thousands of homes. The army life builds up the weakling. It gives him health far greater than he ever had before. It makes of blm a man, physically, mentally, and morally. And Commy Roared. "We have decided to enter a ship yard at Wilmington, Del.." said Will iams and Lynn to Charlie Comlskey, "but we have a few days yet and are willing to play till then." "H you will," roared Commy "Oft with those uniforms. Here's your unconditional release, both of you." And those of us who know the "Old Roman," a fighter from 'way back, can understand with what a glare in his yen he roared at those two players who were calmly dodging service In the army to play ball In the Steel League. roetic Punishment. "I released Burns to Philadelphia because he was a failure at the bat. because he clogged the bases, and was generally of no use to a winning ball club," explained Hughey Jennings. And then Burns went out and bat ted his way to the top of the Amer ican League Inside of two months and, to Inflict poetic punishment upon said Hughey Jennings, came up rive times and poled five hits. In cluding a double and a triple, right on the lot where ho bad been a "fail ure." AH of which explains why the fans don't go to the ball games In Detroit this season. Can't Win 'Em AH. For the second time in ten days Nick Altrock has taken his pitcher to. the well without having It smash ed. True, the White Sox dented It slightly Sundsy It's a sort of pewter pitcher, by the way, not china but the famous old southpaw cannot be said to have failed, even though beaten. He can't win 'em nil. Alt rock's rejuvenation, remarkable as it Is, Is the talk of the country. For a man whose career ended In the big show nine yeara ago, he Is a marvel. But, after all. It must be admitted that Nick ia showing up the class of baseball now being of fered to the fans. If he can get away with it, the opposition must have whiskers. TURNER DEFEATED. Jack Ozar defeated Joe Turner in straight falls at the Gayety Theater last night. COMPLETE SPORTING By TAD They're in Here's Jim Rice, who resigned last week as coach of the Columbia Uni versity crews. It is whispered that he will succeed "Old Man" Courtney at Cornell. AMERICAN LEAGUE. W.T..Pi-t I w UFH Boston ....IIS .tin KL Louis ... 3 H . New Tork 30 S .477 Washington r7 3 .tt CloroUnd... 31 5 .124 Philadelphia 1 C .373 Chleaco .. 2t 33 J3l Detroit....... 17 M jts Yesterday's (limn. Washlnrton. 1. Chlcwro. L New Tone. ; Detroit, s (game caned). Cleveland. . Philadelphia. 3. Boitoo. I; St. Lotus, a. Where They rlay Today. Washlnrton at CleTeluid Detroit at St- Loots. NATIONAL LEAGUE. WUI"e Chlcaro 33 U .a New York... 33 II .rT3 Bosun SS .00 Cincinnati... a 37 .4(0 w.upet Philadelphia 31 3 .447 PltUburtiL. 37 37 .437 Kt- Louis.... 30 3 .417 Urooklrn.... 13 30 ja Yesterday's Castes. Philadelphia. . PliUburrh, t (10 InalBxi). Boston, 44. St. Louli. 1-r New York, 2: Cincinnati. 1. Brooklyn. 4. Chlemxo. . Where They May Today. St. Lnols at Boiton (two sanies), Chicajto at Brooklyn. Cincinnati at New Tork. Pittsburgh at Philadelphia. LK'SrSSSSsK--'"' m ssssssssssssssssttMaV JsaHaHssssssssaWr -dsB HV W jfeSaiLBBBBBBBi sHB Hn'uk H aLB M rM pn w aPVaBBaB ' rfl -. ssssssfc' - sBraLssssssssssssW sssfl BIG LEAGUE BIFFERS. . AD. II. TB. Ave. M Wheat. Itoblns.... 1 1 1 1 O30 Dnuhen, Itoblns & 4 4 .100 Gardner. Athletics 4 3 4 .TM Johnston. Jloblos 4 3 3 .7S0 Prsll. Yanks .... 4 3 3 .750 Scott. Ked Pox 4 3 3 750 L-lLoId, While Sox .433 .750 Evans Indians 3 2 & .7 Love. Yanks 3 2 4 .(67 PERRY KNAPP WINNER OF PRINCETON TITLE Perry Knapp Is winner of the Princeton Club Junior title, having handed S. Langford a defeat in straight seta yesterday in the final by 0-2. 6 L Knapp recently won his letter as a member of the Tech tennis team. His brother, Pete Knapp, plays on the Central team and won his letter this year. 8AYVYER VISIT8 LADS. CHICAGO, June IS. Carl Sawyer, the comedlan-lnflclder, who was Nick Altrock's caddy two years ago in the American League, had lunch with his old mates yesterday. The Min neapolis club, with a day off. saw the Griffs defeat Up White Sox. FOR OPPORTUNITIES," SAYS THE Caul !'.(. n, tr Sportlight Here's Juidie Koush, the ftatiunal League's champion slugger in 1917. He is now on tne bench with a sprained ankle. CLEVELAND. June 18. Pitcher Scott Ferry will remain with the Ath letics until a final disposition is made of the case, according to an order handed down yesterday by Common Pleas Judge Martin. The Athletics sought a restraining order from the court to prevent the National Com mission's ruling becoming operative which would give the pitcher to the Boston Braves. The crantlnc of the order allows Perry to remain with Connie Mack until a final decision has been made after a hearing of the case. CHICAGO. June 18-President Ban Johnson of the American League to night declared that Manager Connie Mack was entirely within his rights In going to court to attempt to nullify the award by the National Commis sion of Player Terry to the Boston Nationals. Johnson added that 'the American League will claim Perry until the final decision " -The decision of the National Com mission in awarding Perry to Boston was. in my opinion, unfair," said President Johnson. "Perry was signed by the Athletics after he had been declared a free agont. The Na tional League made no effort to get him until after Mack had spent time and money In developing him. Mr. Johnson, Amerlran League rep resentative on the National Commis sion, cast the dissenting vote when the award was decided by that body. BOSTON. June 18 "Connlo Mack's unusual procedure In resorting to a court of law to nullify a decision of the National Commission will not de fer the Boston. National League :Iub one lota In seeking to gain possession of Pitcher Scott Perry," Walter K. Hapgood, business manager of the club, announced today. Terry has been declared the property of the Bos ton club by organized baseball's court of last resort,! Mr. Hapgood said In a statement, "and -every club In each major league is pledged to support and abide by decisions of this nature. It Is impossible to believe that a ma jority of the American League club owners will uphold the position the Philadelphia club has taken in this case. It Is a very radical move on the Dart of the Athletics and Is likely to lead to interesting developments." GRINER WILL WORK. NEW YORK. June 18 Dan Grlner. the Dodgers' pitcher, has decided to work for his country and not fight for It. He has left the team to enter a munitions factory. iAWM MOWET- 1 0s VJ" J I ThN MAC " J U.A-rT'U.t Ca Skis ufWWr3Hot-4. t I IHfirot ST-LE- B sPyy,sB sHmiiiBcBd!A twsw sHhhhiih CLEVELAND JUOGE GIVES INJUNCTION ASKED BY CONNIE -n jainiiBjnpiji ; i ll-jSMji issuij Ittanatbaal If va TORPEDOES IN TIE FDR LEAGUE TITLE Paul Bryant, star hurler of the Torpedo team of the Nary Yard League, pitched his team Into a tie with Cloffeps, league leaders, by 11 to 2 over the Quadrangles yesterday. The Torpedo fllnger allowed but five hits And fanned twelve. Be Is ths leading strike-out artist of the circuit, averaging ten per game. Torpedo division players hammer ed the life out of Mitchell, Nuxum, and Fendt, getting fourteen hits. Buck Sterzer. captain of the winners, got three hits out of four trips np. one a three saeker. Here's how the flubs stand in the league today: w. I pet.) Cloffeps o 3 .007 Torpedo C 3 Tool and Misc............ 4 8 Gun...................... 4 S Quadrangle............... 4 0 Ordnance................. 3 S M7 .444 .444 .400 .273 Torpedo- may gain the lead today If Gun division can hang a defeat on the Cloffeps as these teams are down ror a game today. Lane Lacey, president of the Navy Interbureau League, isn l at all per turbed about the kick registered by the Marines on the schedule or on the fact that Operations is out ahead In the league. "I want to see the league conduct ed ao that all teams consider they are getting the best kind of a deal. Operations is going to play the Ma rines m Friday in an exhibition game u'hlch I am aure the Operations would count as a league contest it the Marines v. ant it." said Lacey to day. "Operations played through all games and has won nine and lost but one. Even If the Marines de feated Operations in the game Friday It would make no difference in the standing of the first series. "A second half schedule Is being prepared and each team meets the other three times so that no chance for protests can be registered. "The Operations team met all eon- tenders and won nine out of ten and It would hardly be fair to deprive them of the rightful win as the other teams bad the same chance." W. C. Hull, Civil Service Commis sion, wants to hear from teams in Washington for games any Mondays cr Wednesdays, but can play other days during the week and on Sat urday afternoons. Supply and Control players were given the raspberry by War ItlJk men In the Departmental yesterday A wearied scorer announced that War Risk had totaled S3 runs on 3 hits, although the players figured It out as a million, they were so tired galloping about the bases. Supply and Control made two runs off their lone hit which McGrath and Slay den allowed. BAN JOHNSON DECIDES AGAINST SHINE BALLS CHICAGO, June 18 Clark Grif fith's fight against the so-called "shine ball" has been successful. President Ban Johnson has Instructed his umpires to throw out all balls tampered with and. If pitcher per sist In using this delivery, they will be fined. Griffith claims that Eddie Clcotte won the pennant for the White Sox last season with this Illegal delivery. To compel action, the Old Fax had his pitchers take up the shine ball, and use It on every possible occasion. FOLLOWS TY'S EXAMPLE. PHILADELPHIA. June IS. "Irish" Mensel, the Phils young outfielder, tried to follow Ty Cobb's example here yester day, when he leaped Into the bleachers and took a violent swing at a Jeering rooter. He was finally Induced to let the lnsulter live. AUG1E GET8 A JOB. NEW YORK. June IS. Augle Moran. who has been umpiring In the Steel League, has been appointed an arbitrator In the National League. He was In the big shot a couple of years ago. PAUL BRYANT PUIS n;'WJ!BiM'j!g iUjpJPilWiM OLD MAN 01? FOGGY BOTTOM PAGE Regarding Lawn Mowers Benny's Real Name Is Not lieonard SAN FRANCISCO, Jnse IS. Recently Benny Leonard, light weight champion of the world, trounced Johnny McCarthy here In a match which netted $18,500 for boxing equipment for Pacific coast military cnmp.i. When he finished with Mc Carthy at the Auditorium, Leon ard went beak to his room at the Olympic Club and called np his mother in New York. "Hello, mamma.' he said, "Is that your he asked. "Sore, it's me," said His. Lemer. "Well," said the champion, "this is Benny in San Fran cisco. I beat the guy." fOh," said mamma, "that's good! But how much does it cost-you to telephone?" ''"Twenty dollars a minnie, said-Benny. "Good night," said mamma. 4 ; GRIFFS WILL PLAY LONG TRIP LATER CHICAGO. June li Clark QrlfHth's merry lads are in Cleveland today, play- Ins an advanced contest to save them a brisk hop from the Capital to the 81zth City later on. The "champeens are en gaging in an exhibition game In Wash- burn. 111. It takes brave men to hit and ran on Walt Johnson, yet Murphy and Leibotd did that in round one yesterday, and Murphy made third and Lelbold singled. That was alt Howard Shanks, of Washington, might have had a hit In the fourth but for Nemo Lelbold. Hap Felach seemed to slumber when Shanks started a fly his way, but Lelbold chased Into center and made the catch. The play cut off a run, for Morgan singled. Nemo Lelbold slicked Milan yesterday In a right handy fashion. In round one he rushed from first to second when Clyde was easting to the plate while Murphy stood anchored on third. The strategy brought nothing that might be counted for both Felch and Qandll hoist ed to Shanks behind second base. ARMY MEDICS READY. Army Medical School players. W. C. Ruff, manager, 462 Louisiana ave nue northwest, are ready for games. The Medicos handed the Army Medi cal Supply Department a IB-to-l de feat recently, when Baynes fanned ten and allowed one hit. FOSTER GETS STRING. Has Eddie Fuster started another hitting string? He has walloped out hits in his last five games going to bat SS times for 0 hits, an average of .350. BOX SCORE BITS. Scott Perry, claimed by the Braves, hurled for the Mackmen yesterday. Larry Gardner poled two singles and a double off Stanley Coveleskle with ease. Slim Love whaled Cunningham for a single and a triple in that short game with the Tigers. Carl Myers was In fine fettle at St. Louis, letting the home boys down with four scattered blngles. The Chicago Cubs are now leading by halt a game. The Giants are be ginning to find themselves again. 111 AVE Walter Johnson la Rare Form And Wfcke Sox Are Left Behind WHITEHOSE LUCKY TO GET LONE RUN OFFWALTJOHNSON y HAIUtT if EILT. CHICAGO, June IS. They go out and develop Ferd Schupps and Rube Bentons and Red Fabcrs and Mor tons and a lot of other Ginks and along comes old Nick Altrock who stands the champeens of the base ball world en their hends, and. gets in bad through a bum thrfc-. And, right after him. Is Walter Johnson, who makes the hostiles appear as, the celebrated eipbar with t-c rim knocked off. now many pitchers could let the first man In the first inning tingle, and the next gink work the bjt and : run, placing runners on first ana third, and then cause the next thro batsmen to pop out. Answer dine; pitcher, to wit Johnson. And that alnt all; Second Inning Weaver wes struck on the pants by a pitched lull, ad lives tr boast cf !L Jchtw.i cast a wild pitch. Wenver going to jecond Ho took third while Judge retired Sehalk and Russell fanned. IVsl Wvrk Did It. Only extreme foci work enabled the alabaster hose to get a run ofTn Watt. That happened In the eighths Lelbold brat out a slow hit to McBrldc. Two hands being down, Felseh pro peller a low grounder to left, and while the ball waa flopping off Shot ton's sblns, Lelbold counted and Felseh made third. All these circumstances are enu merated merely to prove the vast luck that a bal lclub has when it en counters a man of Johnson's caliber and happens to score. Without the extensive kick by Shotten tho alabas ter hose would have bad no counters. In spite of the fact that they put men on first and third In the opening round without a hand being out. There is nothing exceedingly satis factory in the home performance of the Sox to prove that they may win tbe American League flag this year, except to note that they won nine games while losing seven. They were outhlt b ythe hostiles. US to 133. al ways speaking of the home club first, snd they were outerrored 25 to , speaking the same way. White Sox Carl Vp.f Dividing with Washington Is no act of merit, while taking three cf four from New York and Philadelphia Is to be expected, and getting one and losing three to Boston Indicates a lamentable disposition to curl up and under the bench In times of stress. And here one has the arithmetic of the Hoses' last stay at home vs. the Eastern contingent: For the Sox, 49 runs, 116 hits. 25 errors, and for the Eastern teams. 40 runs, 133 hlls, 23 errors. You can take to pieces these sta tistics and put them back together as you see fit. It stands In the book. Figures don't He. but liars figure. and you can help yourself to this Up. Oh, yes! the Griff men beat liu Mt yesterday. 2 to 1. ROY MORAN RETIRES. ATLANTA, June IS. Roy Moran. the most popular ball player ever con nected with the Atlanta club, has re tired. Yesterday he went to work for the Dabney Implement Company here. The approaching end of the oSuthem Associations season influenced him in making his decision. Moran It thirty-three years old and married to an Atlanta girl. CARLISLE STAR ENLISTS. Sydney C. Talbot, who played end on the Carlisle Indian football team In 1003, 06. and 0T. has enlisted In the navy and will take a threo-month courso In marine engineering at Ar mour Institute b store going to tft Boston navy yard. Since be left the Indian school Talbot has been a min ing engineer In the West. LEAGUE WILL QUIT. NASHVILLE. June IS. Aceordtas to Roy Ellam, manager ot the Vol unteers, there will be no reorganlxa- 4 tlon of the Southern Association Into a six-club circuit The season win end Jnse IS, the teams disbanding.