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"JUDGING FROM SOME OF THE POOR HITTING LATELY, MANY OF TFffi BALL PLAYERS ARE OUT ON STRIKES," SAYS OLLIE OF ONTARIO ROAD
The Times' Complete Sport Page
Griffmen Won't Play Ball Wben
Washington Welcomes Pershing
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News
Penny Ante
OUT AT THE
GOLF CLUB
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Red Fans Can't Hurl
Any Bottles
CINCINNATI, Sept 11. As
an act of precaution for the
cominr world series, the city
council yesterday passed an or
dinance making it a criminal act
to throw a pop bottle on the field
during a baseball game.
By LOUIS A. DOUGHER.
The Griffmen will join in the wel
come to be given Gen. John J. Persh
ing and the First Division next Wed
nesday, ftb ball game will be played
that day, a double-header coming on
the following day with the St. Louis
Browns! Manager Griffith today
wired Bobby Quinn, of the St Louis
club, giving him the information.
This comes once in a lifetime,"
says Griff, "and I wouldn't miss it
for a million dollars. I've got my
tickets already, and so have many of
the players."
As further evidence of his regard
for the doughboys, Manager Griffith
took up today with the army beads
the matter of providing free admis
sion to 2,000 of the First Division daily
while they are in this vicinity. ,
"Like to Do More."
Td like to entertain the whole &&
vision,'' explained the "Washington
manager, "but if I did, there wouldn't
be any seats for the fans. But I'll
do the best I can. I shall distribute
through the officers 2,000 tickets for
each game played while the First Di
vision is around "Washington."
It will be recalled that Manager
Griffith entertained soldiers from
Camp Meade, Camp Meigs, Potomac
Park, and Camp Leach all last season.
Now the doughboys of "Pershing's
Own" are to receive the same cour
tesy. Tuesday, September 23. an open date
here, the Griffmen will play an all
Army team at Georgia avenue as a
part of the scheduled Red Cross drive, j
at General Pershing can find the neces
sary time, he 'will boajked to attend
s chief guest of honor and to toss
cut the first balL
Ligbtslag Help Ray.
It took a stroke of lightning to put
he required jazz into Ray Caldwell.
.Released outright by the Red Sox as
feeing worthless, "Slim" caught on
with the Clevelanad Indians. He begn
M.t once to prove he "had something."
The other day he was struck by light
ning during a game at Cleveland, but
finished the contest and won.
Yesterday Caldwell pitched the first
iic hit-no-run game of his career and
the first of the year for the American
League. To make matters better, be
did it against New York, his old club.
Sometimes it takes a dose of real
lightining. rather than the Jersey
kind, to make a, pitcher, as Caldwell's
ease plainly shows.
Today's doubleheader with the
fWhite Sox closos the series with the
coming tampions. Tomorrow the De
troit Tigers', who are merely going
through the motions, now that all
chance of winning has faded, will be
the attraction at Georgia avenue.
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LYCEUM THEATER STARTS
UPON WRESTLING SEASON
The wrestling season at the Lyceum
theater is due to start tonight, with
Joe Turner and Oishi, the Japanese
mat wonder. In action. The winner of
two bouts will be declared victor.
Turner is well known to Washington
lans as the claimant of the middle
weight title.
The Lyceum management expects to
bring to "Washington the best
-wrestlers to be found in the country,
one bout being staged each week
during the season.
BOSTON. Sept. 11. "After Babe
Ruth has satisfied himself with mak
ing home runs,' after he has hung up
a record of thirty to thirty-five for
the year, he will start getting a lot of
base hits, and we all believe that then
he will develop into a legitimate .400
hitter." This s the rather sensational
statement ma'ae today by Manager
Barrow.
"Do you remember how he short
ened ip his swing early in the season
and hit them to left field?" continued
Barrow. "That was because we were
getting- after him to do that very
thing. He was .not getting many
home runs, but he was hitting the ball
well and helping us a lot. Then he
started to get the home runs and
every time he went to the bat he nat
urally wanted to knock the ball out
of the lot.
"No. he will not be trying to knock
the ball out of the lot after this sea
son. He will be content with his rec
ord, because It will be. far and away
out of reach of any other batter the
game is likely to develop. Harry
Hooper agrees with me that if Babe
shortens up and is content to just
meet the ball he will develop into one
of the greatest hitters already he is
the greatest of all sluggers the game
has ever had.
'There's no question Jn our mind
but that he will be a .400 hitter in
11120. He has the abilUy and the very
powerful wrists, arms, shoulders, and
back. Then, too, of course, he has the
(ye and confidence.
"I'll state right here that if we had
the short right field in Boston that
they have in Detroit, Cleveland, or St.
Louis, Babe would have made over
forty, probably forty-five home runs
Uiis year."
HARRY R0BB MAKES GOOD
ON TWO VARSITY TEAMS
JIM BARNES TAKES TITLE
IN SOUTHERN TOURNAMENT
ATLANTA. Ga.. Sept. 11 Jim
Barnes. Sunset Hill, Western open
champion, yesterday won the South
ern open golf championship. Robert
T. Jones, jr., Atlanta, runner-up in
the national amateur championship,
finished second.
Barnes shot the wven-two holes of
the match in 293. Jones was one
stroke behind J Douglas Edgar, At
lanta, Canadian open champion, was
third with 297
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Grid Battles
Up go the prices for football
game tickets. The Harvard-Yale
tickets will cost $2.50, an advance
of 50 cents on the old rate. This
will also be the rate for the Yale
Princeton game at New Haven,
while the annual Army-Navy
clash in New York will see tick
ets selling for $3 each.
3y LOUIS A. DOUGHER.
When Harry Robb leaves college forever, he is going to have some
fun musing on his days as a gridiron star. This year he is back
again at Penn State after bringing victory to Columbia in 1918. As a
wonderful running halfback, Robb has heard the cheers of two different
crowds in his ears, encouraging him on for old alma mater's sake.
Bob Higgins was chosen Penn State's captain for 1918. Ths
Hun went mad and Higgins went into the army. Larry Conover was
chosen in place of Higgins, but was at Camp Hancock instead of Penh
State. So Robb was chosen captain.
Before Bobb could get into his
swing, he was detailed to Columbia
University as a military instructor,
having won a captain's commission
in the army. There be -played on and
captained the S. A. T. C eleven, his
work being quito the brightest of the
Columbia squad last fall.
This season all three. Higgins.
Conover, .and Robb, are back at
Penn State, and will in all likelihood
become regulars. Higgs is a wonder
ful end. He served In France with
the Seventy-ninth division, playing on
its football team.
Conover, also a brilliant end, cap
tained the Camp Hancock ordnance
eleven last season.
Reads Like a Ufavel.
The war-time experiences of Tim
Callahan, Yale's captain and center
for 1919, read like a novel. He enlist
ed at Newport, R. 1. Immediately
after the football season of 1917 he
left Newport and was sent on a naval
expedition to the "West Indies, the
Gulanas, Brazil. Uruguay, and Ar
gentina. He was chosen a member
of a party to survey the developments
and conditions off the Falkland Is
land, where the largest naval com
bat in the history of the Southern
hemisphere took place and the Brit
ish defeated Admiral von Spee's Ger
man squadron in a battle which last
ed almost, one day.
The voyage was continued around
Cape Horn to the Pacific, where a
similar study was madr off Coronel,
Chile, where the English and the
Germans first met In a decisive bat
tle, and which resulted in a Hun vic
tory. Coming up the Pacific and passing
through the Panama Canal, Callahan
returned to New York after a hazard
ous tilt with a German U-boat off
Cape Hatteras, where the famous
Diamond Shoals lightship was sunk.
He remained in New York until last
June, when he was placed on inactive
Juty after twenty-six months of ser
vice. WlthlnRton In Charge.
Dr. Paul Withlngton, in his day at
Harvard a great football player and
swimmer, has been appointed coach
for the freshmen squad. He held this
)ob in 1915 and then went West to
ict as director of athletics at Wiscon
sin. Last year Wlthington. a captain in
ii" A. K. F., coached and captained
o Kighty-nlnth Division'.' eleven.
hampions of the A. E. F. He is ex
perienced as a player and coach and
Harvard's outlook is good.
CONNIE MACK BUYS
SOUTHPAW MARTIN
squad with which to start Pennsyl
vania's season, as the following line
up for signal drill shows:
Left end, Heinle Miller; left tackle.
Little; left guard, Jim Ncylon; cen
ter, Lud Wray; right guard. Herb
Dieter; right tackle. Carl Thomas;
right end. Bud Hopper. The back
field consisted of Hobey Light, left
halfback; Ray Miller, right halfback,
and Brunncr. fullback.
The Quaker coach has so many
capable forwards that he is at a loss
for positions for all of them. This
threatens to be the case with back-
fleld men, too, before many weeks
pass. However, injuries are always
to be expected and so Folwell may
have use for all his likely candidates.
PHILADELPHIA. Sept. 11. Connie
Mack, by paylng'$6,000 In coin of the
realm, has purchased Pat Martin, the
crack southpaw twirler of the Bing
hamton Internationals. Half the pur
chase price was turned over to the
pitcher by the Pinghamton club and
he reported today to the Mackmen.
In order to land Martin. Connie had
to outbid five other major league
clubs, including few York and "Wash
ington In his own league. Ira Thomas
has Informed Connie that Martin
should be a winner In the big league
and so he did not hesitate to pay the
price asked. The Chicago Cubs' op
tion on Martin's services expired yes
terday and he was immediately turned
over to the Philadelphia club.
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INDEPENDENT GRIDIRON
PLAYERS GETTING BUSY
LE GENDRE WON'T
ENTER BIG GAMES
BOSTON, Sept. 11. Bob Le Gendre,
Georgetown's wonderful all-around
athlete, will not compete In the Na
tional athletic championships at
Franklin Field, Philadelphia, Satur
day. He has been advised by Coach
John O'Reilly of Georgetown and nls
family physician to refrain from any
more athletic competition this season.
DISTRICT PINSPILLERS
ARE READY TO COMPETE-
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" - Independent football teams which plan'toplay Saturday andTSratr
day contests here well up into December are expected to give the
pastime a great boom here this lall, judging from preparations already,
under way. According to the notices sent out by three teams there ap-
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The Naval Gun Factory team, to be put out by the Navy Yard aouncli. one of the main planks m
itecreation League, is expecting to cut a wide swath here this season.
Milton Turner, who coached the Naval Gunners to a win of -the inde
pendent title here in the Service League last fall, is again in. charge.
xne Aionawits, under tbe tutelage or
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CLEVELAND; Sept. 11. Jokany
Kllbane, featherweight champion of
the world, will retire from the ring
very soon, he announced here today.
No date has been set.
Xhive Pfeifer. a Washington boy, is
expected to be back at Lehigh this
season, holding down his old posi
tion on the end of the line. The
Lehigh squad has been ordered by
Coach Tom Keady to report on Sep
tember 7.
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DANIEL LOUGHRAN CO., Distributor,
1347 Pcnna. Ave.
Only a few veterans have reported
' r the Dartmouth elevon so far. They
ncludo Holbrook. the 1917 halfback:
Putney, of last year's. S. A. T. C. team;
Haly. varsity tackle in '17, and Cun
ningham, a veteran center.
It is whispered that Charlie Daly
will have his troubles at West Point
this year. Hardly any experienced
players are in sight. Quarterback
Alexander George, formerly of Rice
Institute. Texas, has been made cap
tain of the array team.
Tufts College expects five men
from the 1D17 eleven, conqueror of
Dartmouth. 28 to o. back this year.
It is also rumored that Pollard,
formor star halfback at Brown, may
enter Tufts.
District Duckpin League bowlers
are to meet on September 10 to name
their teams and furnish the secretary
with necessary details incidental to
starting operations.
The following teams with their
representatives form the league
Shermans. H. Deckman: Unvolc
H. F. Krauss; Bclmonts. Edmund
Carl; Goodfellows, Thomas George;
Rathskellers, Harry Armiger; Rex
Athletic Club, F. C. Rcidy; Peoples.
A. H. Sommermann; Halley's Comets
H. B. Halley; Garrisons, E. H. Crow
ley, and Grand Central. John Meany.
Resolutions on the death of Frank
Sherman were drawn up and adopted.
WILL SWIM SATUHDAY.
Red Cross Life Saving events will
be held at the Tidal Basin Saturday
afternoon at 3 o clock. Entries for
the five events can be made with
W. M. Apple at the Tidal Basin
Beach.
Amherst has eighteen veteran play
ers in uniform and the 1919 outlook
is more than merely good.
Holy fross and Boston College,
with a rivalry bitter and historic,
have agreed to meet in Boston, De
cember 6. Dr. Frank Cavanaugh, for
mer Dartmouth and Holy Cross
coach, is at Boston College this bca-son.
Bob Folwell has an experienced
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Take cam at 12th L and 1'eaiuyV
tinln ate. for xoutii end of Ulsbvra
Uridue. bre 5c each wmr.
Ben Boynton. Williams' great
quarterback of 1017. will probably
play halfback this season. He was
the most brilliant hackflcld player In
1017 In New Kngland football and is
expected to shine again this season.
CARL MORRIS. KNOCKS OUT
BILL LARUE IN JIG TIME
OAKLAND. Cal.. Sept. 11. Bill La
rue was knocked out by Carl Morris,
of Oklahoma, here in the second round
of a four-round bout last night. Larue
was k nocked through the ropes and
into the press box.
Larue had been considered a candi-
aaie 10 meet j:ick Dempsey. world's
jicaijmiijMi iiimnpion. as the result
of his recent defeat of William Mce-han.
"WILDCATS" ARE WILD.
The Navy Yard "Wildcats" are
wild again. With seventeen games
to their credit and no defeats they
want a game or games with the cham
pion War Risk nine.
LEAGUE STANDINGS
AMERICAN.
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Cleveland 7j
Detroit 7 j
Now York 6fi
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Josh Licarione and Harris Harris, are
lining up for games this fall. Tbe
Mohawks as well as the Naval Gun
ners have been practicing for a
week.
From fifteen to twenty-five candi
dates, well-known players In inde
pendent footabll circles and many
former scholastic and cojlege stars.
are working out.
Rex to Get Started.
Tomorrow afternoon Johnny Bleier,
who was captain of the famous En
gineers team several years back, will
get the Rex Athletic Club in line.
The Rex(clubmcn after a most suc
cessful "season on the diamond are
turning their activities to football.
Union League Park has been ob
tained and it is planned to play no
less than fourteen games on the
schedule.
Names familiar to independent
football circles are interesting to
those following the fortunes of the
teams now under way for the sea
son. The Naval Gunners will have such
players as Towers, Gill, Alec Licar
ione, America, Luscombe, Robinson,
Turner, Poss, Chllds, Deakins, Mc
Mahon, Wolf, Woodley, Humphreys,
King, Wcdman, Kenny, and Ross.
Practically all of last year's cham
pionship team as well as several
players from the Seaman Gunner
team, are in line for the Naval Gun
ners' aggregation. The team will
practice and play on the gridiron on
the Anacostia field.
Names Are Familiar.
Mohawk players who have been as
sociated with championship teams
here aro Licarione, Harris. Tipton,
Wlls"on. Dowrlck, Dyer, Schaffer,
Johnson. Welsh. Hayden, Girida,
Holden. and Reese.
Jbhnnv BIcier. of the Rex A. C.,
will probably get his lads In line
by the first of next week. The Rex
club has made elaborate prepara
tions for the season. The announce
ment of a coach along with the
names of the candidates for the
team will be given out shortly.
Plenty of competition is expected
for the three local teams which will
Big League Differs
of Yesterday
-AB H. TB.
Barnes, Olints ..4 4.5
Klldun. Robins .2 3 2
Hornsby. Cards-... 2 2 2
Sallee. Reds 2 2 2
Burnu, AthlMo ..1 1 3
"Walker, Athl'lcs.. 114
Toney. Giants ... 1 1 1
Burns. Giants ..1 1 1
Aiasmith. Tigers. 4 3 3
Harris. Indians ..3 2 6
Duncan, Reds ... 3 2 2
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probably battle for the independent
title here.
In addition the Dreadnoughts, of
Alexandria, have been getting to
gether and expect to put out a. com
bination fully up to the standard of
several seasons ago.
Two or three other strong: teams
are planning to get under way in the
course of the next few weeks. Camp
Humphreys. Fort Washington, Fort
Myer, the Quantico Marines. Indian
Head Marines and Fort Hunt teams f and Morse, two Yale- teams, will flg!
his platform being- boxing reform for
tbe city. He is a strong advocate of
heavier sieves and shorter fights. .
When he settles on a date of r
tireraent, Kilbaae will name several,
leading- featherweights and bantam-?
welghtsv including: Bonnie ValwxPJ
Frarikfe Burns. Jeey Fox. and - Joe
Lyncb, as. contesdersvier the. title, ha.
said.. J.t Js-.hla plan ifer,4 these fight
ers to compete fa a teurnament. and
he promises, to oenfer his. title on the '
winner.
Kilbane fights Frankie Barns at
Newark Tuesday night. He w-iK.
have several more fights before neT
Le tires, he announced. tj'
JACK DUDLEY LOSES
TO CORNELL PLAYER
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PHBuADELPHIA, Pa., Sept. H--
Jack Dudley, the Swarthmore rac
queter, who hails from Washington,
put up a great fight before saccanab-.
lng to Kirk Reid. the Cornell star,
who meets Chuck Garland, of Yale,
in the final of the Intercollegiate
championship tournament today.
Dudley took the first set at 6 4. bat
dropped the next two at 6 2. 65
uarjana ana nawKes ana simms
will probably
this season.
be represented again
it out on the doublsa final.
(is expected to win the title.
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League Engagement Invited.
Yesterday's Games.
Chicago at Washington (wet grounds)
Cleveland. 3; New York. 0 UUUUB;
Cleveland. 3; New York. 2.
Philadelphia. 6. Detroit. 5
St. Louis at Boston (rain).
Today's Games.
Chicago at Washington (double header)
Detroit at Philadelphia.
Cleveland at New York.
St Louis at Boston.
NATIONAL
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Cincinnati 87
New York 77
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Brooklyn 60
Boston so
Ht Louis 46
Philadelphia 44
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Cincinnati. 2. Philadelphia. 0.
New York. 7; Chicago. 2.
St. Louis. 11. Brooklyn, S.
Boston at nttcbursh (rain).
Today' Game.
Philadelphia at Pittsburgh.
Lost. Pet
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