THE TIMES' COMPLETE SPORTING PAGE
Connie Doyle It a Contestant I
In Big Title Tennis Tourney!
White Sox Make TW Fraal
AppearaBCc Here This Season
"IT IS BETTER FOR A MAN TO CONCEAL HIS IGNORANCE THAN TO AIR HIS KNOWLEDGE," SAYS THE SAGE OF ROCK CREEK
By BRYAN MORSE.
..mopmimiic t. t An or
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A3Jho cream of tennis talent in this
jtwmtry today begins the thirty-
ejventh annual renewal of the cham
rronship tournament for the benefit
'jof. the War and Navy Departments
Commission on Camp Community
Service. The majority of partici
psnts hare obtained releases from
at&ft various branches of service or
Mtx activities in -which they are en
'gaged. There is a distinctly military
air to the activities.
Experts are frankly guesins as to
tfrft winner in the ultimate round.
There Is no line on any one player
-arnica would serve to class him as
ihe best of the dozen first rank stars
sew in competition.
""Conrad B. Doyle, of Washington;
B. Lindley Murray, winner of the In
door title and the patriotic singles
vent last year; Richard T. Tllden.
3l&. winner of two Important tourna-
'thenta this season: Harold A. Throck
nterton. Craig BIddle, Ichlaya Kunv
agae, S. Howard YlshelL Nat Nlles.
Ved Alexander. Theodore R. Pell.
iCBeals Wright and possibly former
LiJUeholder Ensign "William Johnstone
are being boomed by favorites.
nrTbe unexpected ease with which
.Walter Hayes, the young Chicago
Sjert. bowled over Kumagae in me
lileadow Club event, coupled with
-Jjell's victory over Murray recently,
"Jtas strengthened William T. Tilden's
jcjalm. Tllden won Saturday's Mea
dow Club tournament in the final from
a-tJi veteran Pell. It is pointed out
fjhat there is a vast amount of un
certainty as to any prediction. All
annlted In voting the tournament
. as being quite up to snuff In the mat
ter of entrants of class.
V? A change In the usual proceedings
Is noted In the manner of playing the
matches. Players will take the courts
in the afternoon at 4 o'clock, which
win enable the New Torkers to finish
a day's work before competing. While
this will string out the tournament
.somewhat, it is found to be the best
system, providing rest for the players
find time to accomplish their daily
w Dr. Joseph E. RaycrofL of Wash
ing, in charge of training camp ac
tivities, is here looking after the In
terests of the War and Navy Depart
3cpents Commission, which is expecting
JXo reap a large sum from the tourna
rnent. Tennis Interests have accom
plished wonders In providing hospital
units. Red Cross funds, and various
j other activities with large sums of
money. The purpose of the tourna-'
jient Is two fold, for it serves not
only to keep the play for the national
.ournament alive but materially aids
Two Washington players will be
,, eliminated without playing. In the
-tipper half of the draw Jack Dudley,
District Junior title holder of last
year, finds himself up against R.
.LJndley Murray, the Invincible left-hander
and winner of the patriotic
3 championship last year. Til be put
out by a mighty good man, anyway,"
, " Unfortunately two other Washing
Jon men are drawn against each
ether, for Connie Doyle will be forced
to play Lieut. William Horrell. with
"tt-hom he played in doubles rn the
'Sleadowbrook Club event.
While at Georgetown University
Jim O'Boyle, Henry O'Boyle, and Don
Keresey were the mainstays of the
Blue and Gray tennis team. These
lads are now at the Pelham Bay Naval
'raining Station and are competing
In the title event.
.. Jim O'Boyle Is paired to open with
,A. K. Cassills, the Toronto crack, by
many considered as having a chance
to come through for a win. Henry
O'Boyle plays E. F. Thomas, another
relham Bay man. Kercsey has drawn
' i Lieut. Frederick C. Baggs, recently
;ja player In Washington at Dumbar
ton, will play Lieut. Edward P.
f-.Lamed, a player of note and brother
-of the seven time national tltlcholder,
(.William A. Lamed, now a major in
the army and "over there."
- Lieut. Hugh G. M. Kelehcr, who
played with Dean Mathey against
Connie Doyle and Henry Breck at
Columbia last year, is entered and -n 111
meet J. W. Anderson.
In the upper half of the tournament
are such stars as BIddle. VoshelL
lUchards. Nile, Mann. Alexander,
Larned, Throckmorton, Pell, and Mur
ray, all topnotchers and ranking
players at one time or another.
The lower half finds Gravem, the
J-onng Callforolan; Dlonne. Kashie
and Kumagae, the Japanese players;
(Seals Wright, Tllden. Hayes, Irving
Wright, and HalL Billy Johnstone
;,niy also compete.
j Aside from the fact that Williams,
.who sent his best wishes from the
N.Iront: GriCIn, Church, McLoughlin.
and Behr are not In competition, the
tournament assumes the proportions
of that of 1316. The California con
tingent is missing, of course, but all
of the countrys beet players are
ready for the test
MOB SEES GAME.
NEW TORK. Aug. 26 About 200.
000 people paid $220,000 to witness
(the big police games Saturday at
-Sheepshead Bay. It was the largest
'crowd ever attending a sporting
, event In America.
How Do They Do It?
TO STOP BIG TILT
BOSTON, Aug. 26. Harry Fraxeo,
owner of the champion Bed Sox,
threatens to break up all Idea of
staging a world's series next week.
He says he will not abide by the de
cision of Ban Johnson to have the
first three games played In Chicago
and the others here.
"Where does Ban Johnson get that
M4)4ts a aI ass. 4 n9 m "tta
,-., . . , '" .
, - -"- -
i rangements without thought of ua.
Well, we have .something to say
about what's coins to happen.
"While It has been the custom for
the contending club owners- to toss
a coin to decide upon the place of
the opening- of the series." continued
Frazee. "I do not mind waiving that
formality and playing the first two
games In Chicago and then coming
to Boston for two games But I am
absolutely .opposed to playing three
games In Chicago and 'then,' as Pres
ident Johnson says, "play the re
maining games, if any, (whatever
that means) In Boston.' "
BOSTON. Aug. 26. "Tell Mr.Fraree
I'll be ready to report at the Hot
Springs training camp next spring
providing he wants It so. Maybe it
will be over by then."
So writes Mike McNally, Red Sax
formerly utility .inflelder and pinch
baserunner, now Jn the navy and
overseas, to Larry Graver, secretary
of the Fenway Park troupe.
McNally captained the navy team
in the Fourth of July diamond battle
against the army In London. The
game was viewed by King George
and a host of other notables. It was
a combat royal, with the navy nine.
Herb Pennock. another ex-Red Sox
player, doing the pitching, triumph
ing by the tight tally of 2-1.
McNally, in his. letter to Graver,
received today, says:
"Just a token from over here. T
see the boys are doing fine; keep It
up and cop the old flag. We had
some game ourselves here July 4. as
you perhaps read. Pennock Ditched.
and that's the whole story the army
could not touch him.
There were some 60.000 ceonl
present. King George. Admiral Sims,
and a lot of other 'big guys.' What
dp you think of your old roomie?
Glvo all the boys my best regards,
and tell them we are pulling hard for
WHERE GRIFFS FAILED
Now that the pennant race is all
done. It Is simple to see where the
Grlffmen fell down. They stumbled
upon those pesky EliXouIs Browns,
losing twelve and whining but seven.
Had the Griffs done as well against
Burke's team as they did against the
other Western clubs, they might to
day have been battling for the banner.
rne Orirrmen have won twelve from
Chicago and lost six. They won eleven
from Cleveland and lost eight. They
won eleven irom .Detroit and lost nine.
The Griffs broke even with the Red
Sox, seven and seven. They won ano
lost seven with the Yankees and took
eleven out of sixteen from the Mack-
RELEASES HIS INDIANS.
CLEVELAND. Aug. 2G Lee Fohl.
manager of the Indians, is giving un
conditional releases to all his players.
Borton.. . TO 47 .59 Chicago .
net eland. C S: .!( Ft. Loula.
Waia'lon. T SI .SM Detroit
New York tt 17 S5 .rhlladeTa.
II (1 .170
SO l .431
TVaablnrton. 6-S. Chicago. 0-1.
Where They Play Today.
Cnlcato at TVihlnnon.
St. Louis at New York.
Detroit at Hoston
Cleveland at Philadelphia.
(4 65 4S4
50 IS .41S
51 7 .41:
41 7: .(05
rhtcajra .. 79 41 .5
New York (S 40 .SCI
nttlburth (1 SI .534
Cincinnati. (1 S7 .517
Chlcajro. S 1 Brooklyn, 3 ?
Bon on. 1-0. Cincinnati, 7-7.
Et Louli-New York (rain).
Where They Play Today.
New Tork at St. Loula.
Brooklyn at Chicago.
Boston at Cincinnati.
Philadelphia at Pittsburgh.
BIG LEAGUE BIFFERS.
T.avan OrlfTrnen .
Roush. Tteds ....
Wlasw KedSf.-jUuMa t
FOR HIS OLD BERTH
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FRY RA RMB WHITE SOX MAKE FINAL RRO THF . T S
Racing Is making great progress in
Egypt, says W. Allison In London
Sportsman, and the conditions there
are well suited by the totallsator. At
a comparatively recent Egyptian meet'
ing $10,000 was cleared after all expenses
paid from the totallsator percentage
alone. But. of course, the conditions
differ widely from those in this country
The Khedive, as I some time ago
wrote, has taken to racing and I may
add that I .In my small way, have been
the means of shipping no fewer than
twenty-Are race horses to Egypt since
last winter, and I have eleven more to
ship. This Is some slight Indication of
how blood stock is being cleared out
of the country.
I beard that Golden Grass, one of the
early ones sent to Egypt last winter,
has given such satisfaction that 1.000
guIntHv has been refused for him.
thougn his price here under the hammer
as only GO guineas. The Utter sum,
however, seemed at the time ridiculous
for a colt whlcb, as a two year-old, was
handicapped nine pounds above Quarry
man and was sound and right in every
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T..',"..; v.. .r:'
though it is quite likely some of the now
2-year-olds that are going out may prorc
equally smart. With racing so severely
restricted, little is as yet known of any
of these youngsters, except that they
are sound and look like racing.
CAPPUBS TRIM REX
Sixteen Innings of sizzling baseball
were seen on the Monument Lot yes
terday before the fast Rexmen went
down In defeat before the Cappubs. 2
to 1. It was quite the best sandlol
contest seen here this season.
Rex got a run in tho second session
on Steel's triple and Dyer's single and
that looked enough until the Printers
tied the tally In the ninth on Bern-
harts walk and Twerdalu double.
In the sixteenth Potter singled, to
b forced by Bernhart. Shoomaker
shot a triple down the right Held foul
line, scoring Bernhart with the dccld
'THAT WILL INSTRUCT
ST. LOUIS. Aug. 26. "Tham" Lang
ford, tho veteran colored heavyweight,
expects to become a boxing instructor
for colored soldiers.
LanEford is beyond the prccnt draft
age, married, and own a small farm In
New Kngland. His farm renders him
Immune to the "work or-flght" order, but
he is anxious to do something. The of
fer he has received to instruct the col
ored draftees Just suits him.
GONZALES WILL SUE.
ST LOUIK. Aug Sfl. Mike Gon
zales, the Cardinals' Cuban catcher.
says he will sue the club for the full
amount of his contract up to October
1. It Is believed that othtr players
will follow his example,
MOVING THE GAME
WHITE SOX MAKE FINAL
APPEARANCE IN CAPITAL
By LOUIS A. D0UGHEB.
Today the Chicago White Sox make their final appearance in Wash
ington until Bill Hohenzollern and the Clown Quince are licked. By drop
ping the first two games of the series, the world's champions seem almost
certain of finishing in the second division. Meanwhile, the Griffs are but
one game behind the second-place Cleveland Indians and rampant as so
many wild moose. The Old Fox wants to wind up in second place and has
but a week in which to do so. (
The Boston Red Sox seem practically sure of winning the 1918 pen
nant. They now lead the Indians by four games and will have to begin
a steady losing streak to be beaten out by the Fohlmen or the Griffs.
Jim Shaw and Walter jonnson
provided the twirling stunts for the
Griffs in the first two games against
the White Sox. or rather the rem
nants of the White Sox, for it Is with
a makeshift lineup that Clarence
Rowland is completing the campaign.
Shaw whitewashed the foe, 6 to 0.
In the opener, letting them down
with four hits. Then came Walter
Johnson, who gave them four more
blngies and won, C to X
The Chicago Infield has a saudlot-
ter on third and outfielders at first
and second, while In the outfield
catcher performed In the first game
and Reb Russell went to ngni neia
in the second skirmish.
Flclnleh On the Job.
Val Piclnlch, enjoying a brief fur
lough, showed up at the ball yard and
Insisted on getting into his old unl
form. He liked the exerclso so much
that he caught both games, doing
fine piece of work In each, too. He
collected three blows In seven times
up, and his catching was faultless.
The Griffs assaulted Rcb Russell
with a vengeance in the very first
frame of the opening game. Jamming
three runs across In Jlgtime. Shotton
and Foster singled, and Judge's walk
filled the bags. Milan fanned, but
Shotton scored as Schulte forced
Judge. Shanks produced a safety,
scoring Foster, and Murphy's bad re
lay let Schulte go over.
Piclnlch doubled In the second,
reaching third on Good's boot, and
scored on Shaw's out Shotton tripled
and came In when Foster was being
retired. Schulte singled In the third,
went to third on Shanks' blow, and
scored while Lavan was forcing
White Sox In Front.
The White So were In front for
two frames In the econd contest.
Collins driving a triple to center and
coming across on Lvan's bad throw
to the plate when Russell grounded
to him. But the fourth session saw
as many tallies roll over for the home
boys and the victory was In.
Judge opened the fourth with a
walk. Milan sacriflred and lived
when John Collins dropped Shellen-
barh's throw. Si-hulto sacrificed and
Shanks fly to Good brougfit Judge
over. Lavan s bingie brought Milan
over and Plcinlch'a double scored I
Lavaa. When Collins again dropped I
CuwiUnt. Oa. by XatsrnarJttaU Wm Barrfee
S. PmUt Otfir
a throw on Johnson's grounder to
Weaver, Piclnlch tallied.
The White Sox rolled over a couple
of runs in the sixth on Lavan's error
and a couple of hits, but the visitors
never were In the hunt.
RUSSELL IS BUMPED.
CHI ATI H TO A.E WASH. AB.It.PO. A.E
Good, cf 3
Ue'ld.. It 4
We'v'r. as 4
Mur'y. 3b 4
Coil's. lb I
Devo'r. rf 3
PI'lll. 3b. 3
Pehalk, e 3
Rua'll, p. 3
o i shorn, ir 4
0 OjKost'r. 3b 3
3 Otjudgelb 3
5 1 Milan, cr 4
0 MSch'te, rf 4
ih'ka. 7b 4
Lavan. as 3
"le'eh, c. 3
thaw, p. 3
Totals. 30 4 34 9 4 Totals.. 31 9 37 I 0
Chicago .... 0
Runa Shotton. i. Foster, Schulte. 2;
Piclnlch. Left on bases Chicago. 4. Wash
ington. 3. First base on balls Oft Russell.
3; oft Shaw, 1 Struck out By Russell. 7,
by Shaw, s Three-basa hit Shotton. Two
baas bit Piclnlch. stolen base Shotton.
Double play Piclnlch to Lavan to Judge.
Umpires Messrs. Owens and Morlarty
Tims of game 1 hour and IS minutes
ONE FRAME DID IT.
CHI. AB.H rO.A El WASH AB II PO A B
Good, cf 4
Lei'ld. If 3
Wea'r, as 4
Mur'y, 3b 3
Coil's, lb 3
Russ'l. rf 3
Pln'll. 3b 3
Schalk. c 3
Shel'k. p 3
Shorn. If 3
3 0 0
1 1 1
: i o
2 0 0
6 3 t
1 0 3
r s T. 3b 4
Judce. lb 3
iMIIan. cf 3
seme, rr 3
sh'ks. 3b 3
l.aV4n. ss 4
Plc'ch. c. 4
JohVn, p 3
Totals. 39 4 34 13 3
Chicago .... 0 1 0
Washington. 0 0 0
.30 9 37 7 3
10 0 0-
Runs Oood. Lelbold, Collins. Judge.
Milan. Shanks. LaAan and Piclnlch Left
on bases Chicago. 1. Waahlngton. C Klrat
base on balls Off Shellenbaek. 2, off John
son, 1 Struck out lly Shellenbaek. 2.
by Johnson. ( Three-base hit Collins
Two-base hit Piclnlch Sacrifice hlta
Mllan. Schulte Sacrifice riles Shanks.
Murphy Double plaja Milan to shanks
to Judge Shanks to Judge Umpires
Messrs Morlarty and Owens Time of
game t hour and 2S minutes
CARDINALS WIN HRST
The Alexandria Cardinals took the
first game of the series with Claren
don, 0 to 8, In eleven Innings yester
dsy In Alexandria
The Cardinals looked easy winners
.until the ninth, -then the Clarendon
lad tied the count by scoring three
runs. In the eleventh, after two were
don n. the home boys got the winning
He Wasn't Brave Enough
& By Jean Knott
WHAT NOT TO DO
Ban Brouthers, one of the greatest
batsmen of all time, has this advice
for youngsters who aspire to bJiky
"Don't try to kill the balL You
can shoot It Just as far probably
farther with an easy, well-timed
swing, as you can with a vicious
swipe that carries all the weight of
your body with IL
"The man who strikes out often
est Is the fellow who tries to murder
the ball. Tliats Decause ties so in
tent upon trying to put all the power
of his body into the swing that his
timing Is poor and his markmanshlp
"Don't use a light baL There's
too much temptation to kill the TJall
when you've got an easy swinging
club. Use a heavy club. With It
your swing will be slower, but it
will be better timed and you won't
be trying to smash the ball out of the
lot every time and you will be able
to retain your balance after the
swing something that's not possible
when using a 'feather stick.' "
SPIRIT STILL HIGH
CHICAGO, Aug. JG John L ("Lad
die") McKeown, former University "of
Chicago hurdler, lies broken in body,
but not In spirit, today In a base hos
pital in France. He was injured In an
airplane plunge that killed a French
"Although I'll be crippled the restj
of life. I don't regret ever going
Into the game The sport is worth
the risk, even though they almost or
dered flowers for me." he wrote in a
letter to Coach Martin Delaney, of the
Chicago Athletic Association.
MAY ABANDON TRIP
John J. McGraw, manager of the
New York Giants, is expected to
abandon all his plans for taking an
all-star team to France to meet a
soldier team selected and led by
Johnny Kvers. He has applied for a
position with tho Knights of Colum
bus. Instead of meeting with en
couragement. McGraw finds few
players willing to uccompany him
THREE TEAMS ARE TIED
Three American League teams won
four out of their six games played
last week the Red Sox. Grlffmen,
The Mackmcn led all with fifty
eight safe hits, the White Sox falling
one behind. The Griffs were third
with fifty hits.
Tho Chicago Cubs copped seven out
of nine games, uhilr the Cincinnati
Reds won seven out of eight.
BOOKS TWO BIGGAMES.
TOLEDO. Aug. "0. Two big game I
have been booked for the Rail Lights
The Cincinnati Reds will play here
tomorrow, and the Chicago White
Sox coma on Thursday.
MITCHELL TO USE
CHICAGO. Aug. 28. Fred Mitchell
has already begun grooming his
wonderful pitching staff for the
world's series which Is due to begin
next week. He makes no secret of
the fact that he will use Tyler and
Vaughn, his crack southpaws, as
often as possible, hoping In this way
to stop Babe Ruth, Wallr ' Sehanr,
and Harry Hooper as much as he
can. Tyler and Vaughn are the best
lefthanders now In the game and
both are expected to be most forxnld
able In the big series.
Carl Mays, comes a report from
Boston,, has gone stale and may be
unable to show at his best against
the Cubs. This will leave Barrow's
team with only three hurlers, Ruth.
Bush and Jones. Soma American
Leaguers say that Jones Is really the
best pitcher on the Red Sox ataf?.
and they predict great success for
him in the big series.
Chicago fans are already getting
in line to support Fred Mitchell'
Cubs. Shifting the games to Comls
key Park Is meeting with applause,
as the Cubs' park seats but 16.000 as
against 30.000 for the South Side en
ASSIST WAR FUND
CHICAGO. Aug. 26. So delighted
are the members of Fred Mitchell's
title winners at the prospect of play
ing the world's series they have
agreed to give 10 per cent of their
share of the receipts to the Red
"I think the Cub players will be
doing their share if they give 10 per
cent of their share of the world's
series." said a member of the club.
"And I am sure that the rest of the
money, or nearly all of It, will be
spent for Liberty bonds on the next
"I know that Is where my check Is
going. I have talked to several of
the men. and they say they are going
to Invest their money in bonds.
"The men are not trying to dodge
the work or light order, for most of
them have plans made to go to work
as soon as the games finish. All the
players with whom I have talked not
only on the Chicago team, but on
others Impress me as being too pa
triotic to attempt to Ignore the order
set down by Secretary, Baker, and I
am willing to wager Uiat nine out of
every ten men affiliated with the
majors will be at some useful occu
pation a week after the series closes.
I know the boys want to do their bit
as well as anyone else."
CUBS CINCH BANNER
CHICAGO, Aug. 26. By defeating
the Brooklyn Dodgers In the first
game of yesterday's double-header. 0
to 3, the Cubs cinched their victory
for the shortened campaign of 1918.
From now on Manager Mitchell will
school his pitchers for the big series
with the Red Sox for the world's
The Cubs are eleven and a half
games ahead of the New York Giants.
If they lose all their remaining
games the Giants cannot win the pen
nant, even by winning every one of
their games yet to play.
BOTH TAKE JOBS
BOSTON. Aug. 28. Sam Jones,
pitcher, and Everett Scott, shortstop.
are two members of the champion
Red Sox who have found essential
Jobs to take up as soon as the world's
series Is ended. Both will enter an
airplane factory at Dayton, Ohio.
Jones has been unusualy success
ful this season. He has so far woo
fourteen and lost but five games.
WOMEN LIKE BOXING.
HAZLETON. Pa.. Aug. 26. The wo
men of Hazleton are taking to sport,
declared the ticket takers at boxing
events here. They said that they
have been selling quite a few seats
to the gentler sex and that the at
tendance Is growing from month to
WILL HONOR ED GEERS.
READVILLK. Mass.. Aug. 26.
Wednesday will be the big day at the
flveday meeting of the grand circuit
here. It has been designated as
Geers day." to honor the veteran
horseman. There has been no racing
here for six years, and Interest is at
Corporal Kennj Kauff Joined the Ill-
fated Giants In the West and proved
of practically no valti to them. This
in a hint for those ball players about
to stay out of the game for at least
CUB PLAYERS W L
Base-running and the stealing of
bases today constitute one of the
most interesting features of the na
Xlon'a favorite sport, probably It It
sv toss-up with the average tan
whether he would rather see clever
ack.pllferlng or long-distance hit
ting, but the closer students of the
game usually prefer the former, be
cause of the unusual amount of (kilt
required to perform the feat suc
cessfully In anything like a ma
jority of attempts.
Ask any rooter to name the great
est .hitters of recent years and be
will reply, correctly ,and unhesitat
ingly, Cobb, Wagner. Lajole. Keelor,
Crawford, and Speaker. But of these,
which one has long been considered
the greatest man on the bases, the
king of the paths and the most dar
ing and successful of run-makersl
Ty Cobb, the "Georgia Peach." is the
Not only has Cob- hit better than
.300 for the last twelve years, slam
med the pellet for well over .400 la
1011 and 1912. led all the batsmen In
the country time after time as the
season's sticking king: but also In six
separate years be tapped the Amer
ican League In the number of bases
stolen and In five of these years no
led the sack purlblners of both major
leagues. Cobb Is a wonder as a hitter,
but it Is as a pilferer of the" cushions
that the fans admire him most, for he
Is darlnsr. clever and fearless, and his
efforts possess all of the elements of
the spectacular. There have been oth
er sensational base stealers In mod
ern baseball. Including Milan, Collins,
Chase, Carey, Bescher, and Wagner,
but none of these ever enjoyed
vogue equal to that of Cobb, who will
go down In baseball history, as the
player who perfected the hook, and
the fallaway and who goes Into the)
bases equally well from either side.
Stovey, of the old Athletics of the
American Association, holds the big
league record with 156 steals in 1883.
Cobb established the modern record
In 1013. when he stole ninety-six
bases. Despite the great difference In
these figures, base-running hss ad
vanced and not deteriorated and. re
markable runner as Stovey undoubt
edly was. had he operated under the
existing rules It is doubtful If he
would have been able to pilfer even
fifty-six sacks, the number with which
Carey won the National League base
running championship In 1015, the
lowest championship figure ever re
corded. In 1871. In an article on scor
ing, the words "stolen base" were
used for the first time. Previous to
that "made" had been used.
HAS ONE REGULAR
NOTRE DAME, Ind Aug. 26.
Knute K. Rockne. director of athletics
at the University of Notre Dame, fac
ing the hardest football schedule Jn
years, and with the prospect, of only
one of last year's regulars returning,
will hold the first practice of the 1918
season. September 17.
The only regular Coach Rockne
feels sure will return Is Joseph
Brandy, the sensational halfback.
whose Individual work Is credited
with the victory over the Army and
Washington and Jefferson last fall.
The big game of the season at No
tre Dame will be the Intersections!
contest with Washington and Jeffer
son. The team will also make Its
annual trip to West Point for the
contest with the Army eleven and
will also Journey as far West-as Lin
coln. Neb., to clash with the Com
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 26. George
Chaney. Baltimore's southpaw boxer,
is out with a defl for Johnny Kllbane,
the featherweight champion, and
Benny Leonard, holder of the light
weight title. Though outweighed by
more than twelve pounds. Chaney
easily defeated Harry Pearce here
Saturday night and this has led him
to Usue.hls challenges.
"I will give Kllbane 13.000 If 'be
will meet Chaney at 122 pounds." says
Manager Bletxer. "or Leonard $7,500
for a bout at 133 pounds. Should
these two champions sidestep. I ara
willing to take on Lew Tendler at
catch weights and box him right here
In Philadelphia. We don't care li
Tendler weighs a ton,"
KBLBANE IS READY
CLEVELAND, Aug. :t-Johnny Kll
bane Is ready to defend his, feather
weight championship against all chal
lengers and has welcomed the word front
New Orleans that Domlnick Tortorlci
Is considering putting him on in a blj
war-fund benefit next falL
When told that Tortorich proposed U
allow each champion 31.000 and eaci
challenger 00 for training expenses and
that this would be the sole reward foi
the principals. Kllbane answered. "A
thousand Is plenty. If the committee
decides on less, that's all right. Just m
that the bulk of the money gets to som4
war fund where it will help our boys li
all that I ask."
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