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"NO MAN IS SO BUM/ *S HE WHO INSISTS ON DRINKING WOOD ALCOHOL," CHIRPS CLARENCE FROM CLARENDON
The Times' Complete Sport Page
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LOUIS A. DOUGHER
If Battering Babe Ruth, the 9126,000 mauler, can keep up hit# 191!)
average ou the Polo Grounds through the coming campaign, get ready
for another and a greater home-run record for the books. The Red .Sox
were scheduled for ten games in New York last season. Babe Ruth ham
mered out three home runs there, beginning with one off George Mo
gridgc on the opening day of the season, copping one off Bob Bhawkey
on June 30 and closing with another oif Shawkey on September 24. This
ia an average of .300?three homers in ten games.
Next season American League clubs will plsy a schedule of 154
trainee, or seventy-seven at home and seventy-seven abroad. If Babe
Ruth can maintain his .300 average of 1910 at the Polo Grounds he will
come close to slamming out some twenty-three homers at his home park.
He will then have but seven more to get around* the circuit to beat his
?wn record of twenty-nine made last year.
The other day Bill Uimtr, the Ruck
vJUe, Md.. boy with the Red 8ox, caine
in to see us and get a perk at the
"official'* averages of the American
I.eagu*. That was before Babe Ilulh
was sold to the Yankees. Lamar, who
looked In wonderful condition, with
an eye clear as the morning sky and
with the froah color of a debutante,
liad much to say of Babe Ruth, who
?eemed pretty muclT of an Idol to him.
"The Babe hits a lot of high dies,
you know," said Lamar, talking of the
proposed change In the rules which
would permit .1 batsman to eacapu
having a atrlko railed on him when
driving long flies to the fc-1 territory
on olther side of the outfleld.
"There'd be arguments all the time.
You know how baseball players like
to argue about everything.
That's Pie far Hla.
"Of course, there wouldn't be so
many arguments In New York, with
that short right field wall, but there
would be everywhere else except, pos
sibly, Cleveland. If tho Babo played
In New York that wall would bo pie
for him. If he played there half the
soMon he'd set tho home-run record
so high It would never come down."
And now Babe?or "The Babe," as
all ball players speak of him?Is to
play In New York. In seventy-seven
Kames he Is going to measure the dis
tance from the plate to that right
Held stand, and he would be brave, in
deed, who would say now that the
3I?10 record of twenty-nine home runs
would not be surpassed.
Only two batsmen have ever hit a
t>all over the right flold stand at the
I'olo Grounds, Babe Ruth and Joe
Jackson. Both slammed the pellet out
upon the avenue, clearing the L
ftructure. A fanciful story had Jack
non's landing In a saloon and knock
ing a stein of beer from a man's hand.
If tni<\ that must have been a dread
. ul thing, to take a perfectly good
'tela-of beer away from a man just
as he bad It poised for action. Any
way, maybe that's only a story, which
.* well, for It la almost too terrible.
Talk Abent HI* Eg*.
As a partial explanation for his
partin gwtth Ruth, Harry Fr*zee dis
-usscs the player's consuming ego.
knowing many ball players of far
less ability, we are constrained to
nardon Ruth. There la much to be
said for liim. >
Though the books aay that Ruth
played with the ML St. Joseph's col
i3gc nine, they ^re Incorrect. He did
i>lay with the St. Mary's Industrial
.school nine, of Baltimore, and it was
hare that Jack Dunn, the manager of
the Orioles, found him In the winter
of 1013-14.
When Dunn asked the brother In
i bargo at the school for permlsion
to sign Ruth for a trial with the
lialtimore club, the brother replied
?hat, to do that, Dunn would have to
tdopt Ruth, who was an orphan.
'.>unn, therefore, legally adopted the
:dg boy.
Ruth came In for much laudation
while- with the Baltimore club. This
?waa Increased as soon as he became
? major leaguer. Many of us, with
tar better starV? In life, would have
Huceambed as well. He haa plenty of
exenm for his ego.
Hiiflaa Caeca Treoble.
Miller Hugglns, the midget man
ager of the Yankees, is facing many
troubles before the 1020 campaign
ends. How he will ever succeed In
handling such fellows as Carl Mays.
!ub? Ruth. Ping Bodle, Bob Shawkey,
:>cl Fratt, and "Bruck Hannah all at
once remains to be offered as a le?
:ion to other big league leaders. Of
# course, before the aeason starts, Hug
pina may succeed in disposing of
fome of hia temperamental stara,
but If be beglna with them all In
uniform, he's in for a warm summer,
even If the sun never shines.
All-star collections are never to be
desired by a baseball manager. Just
as actors, each wants all the lime
light. The art of self-sacrifice for the
god of the team Is unknown to the
j.tar, whether on the stage or the dla
tuand.
Perhapa the moat self sacrificing
utar In baseball today Is Walter
Johnson, though Trls Speaker leads
lilm a clwse race. Kach would gladly
throw a""'!' a possible record If by so
rlolng he could ussure success to his
team. Babe Ruth, It Is needless to
say, does not answer this description..
Neither does Carl Maya. And here
:hey are both members of the one
ulub. Yea. Miller Hugglns should
Tiot want for excitement before the
i-nrtaln falls next October.
DROPS TWO ROBINS.
TOLEDO. Jan. 8.?In fielder Lew
.'Jalonc and Outfielder Jimmy Hick
man of tho Brooklyn National club,
I.as been purchased by the Toledo
.American Aasociatlon club, according
t? an announcement by President
Kreanahan.
JEFF SMITH WINS.
I iJCWJSTON, M<v. Jan. Jeff
?anltl?. Bayonne, N. X, cave yourt;
Jack Johnson, Boston, a flaying wb< n
they met In a double six-round bout
here last night.
LOANS
SOZOHDS. WAli&PtlH
COCHRAN PROMISES
FIGHT FOR FIGHF
British Promoter Says He Will
Go to Court to Hold French
Champion.
CHICAGO. Jan. 8.?Charles B.
Cochran, the London promoter wh?
came to America to sign Jack Demp
sey for a championship bout with
Georges Carpentler In England, Is
speeding on his way to New York to
day In an uneasy frame of mind.
"I don't believe that Carpentler has
signed with Jim Coffroth for a Tla
Juana fight," he said before depart
ing. "I think Carpentler and Des
camps are too honorable to break
their word with me. I shall certainly
go to court to protect my Interests."
Cochran declares that he has the
French champion's signature to ar
ticle* calling for a bout with Drmp
sey In England.
PARIS, Jan. 8?Georges Carpentler's
manager, Descamps, has agreed t?
sign James Coffrotb's offer for a
world's championship contest with
Jack Dempsey at Tia Juana, Mexico,
but he Is opposed to more than fif
teen rounds. He prefers ten rounds,
thinking the end will come inside of
that limit. Coffroth's offer Is for
$400,000.
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 8.?"Tl* Juana
lands the bout," says Jack Kearns,
Dempsey's manager. "Any old dis
tance will suit us. The fight won't go
more than one round. They can make
it a six-round bout, if they want to."
NEW YORK, Jan. 8.?William Fox.
the moving picture magnate, is will
ing to give as high as $560,000 to
keep the proposed Dempsey-Carpen
tler contest In the United States. He
has forwarded his offer to Jack
Kearns, manager of the world's
champion.
"I am not In this for profit." says
Fox to Kearns. "I shall donate half
the net profits naturally coming to
me to the Red Cross of America, Can
ada, England, Australia, and France."
BENNYLEONARD CANNOT
APPEAR IN NEW HAVEN
Chief of Police Smith Revoke* Per.
mit for Contest With
Johnny Dundee.
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Jan. 8 ?
Chief of Police Philip Smith today re
voked the permit for the twenty
round bout between Benny Leonard
and Johnny Dundee, which was to
have been held In this city on Jan
uary 16.
The chief stated that when the bout
permit was issued It was represented
to him that It was to be a boxing
exhibition. He said that It Is to be
a prize fight for a championship title,
having been presented to him, and the
fact that it has been extensively ad
vertised as such led him to revoke
the permit.
FRITZ HANSEN TACKLES
TURNER ON FOLLY STAGE
Conqueror of Silent Olsen Faces
Another Victor Over Mute
Tonight.
Joe Turner, who successfully de
fended his middleweight title last
week against Silent Olsen, of Akron.
Ohio., has his work cut out for him
tonight In his bout wlfh Fritz Han
sen. of Wilmington. N. C., at the Folly
Theater, Ninth street and the Ave
nue. Hansen has also defeated Olsen
and has been clamoring for a chance
with Turner.
Manager Jack Garrison, of the Fol
ly Thcrttcr. looked Into the Wilming
ton man's claims for a conleAt with
tlio Washington veteran and decided
they were worth while. So they have
been hooked up for tonight.
It is possible that Hansen will be a
few pounds lighter than Turner, scal
ing 15R pounds to Turner's 160 or so.
However, Hansen believes that his en
durance Is fully as great as Turner's
and his speed considerably greater.
Tonight's contest will begin imme
diately after the regular performance.
WILL PLAY DETROIT.
IU)tgcu<' varsity eleven will go to
Detroit mi Thanksgiving this year to
battle the University of Detroit. Two
other Western tesrns are on Kutgers'
schedule, Indiana being played at
New Brunswick, N. J., and Nebraska
at New York city.
MOHAWKS GET GOING.
After several weeks of practice ??ie
Mohawks got started last night and
hung up fllty-Mven points while the
Lin worth A. C. team was gMtlng *
When the Census Man
Gets Busy
t
"Get rrntly for thin," writes
Jimmy loamingcr in the Phila
delphia Nortli American, "wlieii
the census taker meets the bull
player:
"1?What is your employer's
banker's full name?
"2?Have yon paid for your
last automobile^
'3?How much did you lose the
last time you went into busi
ness?
"4?How many times ware
you fairly struck out, if ever?
"6?What used to be tse best
beer in 8t. IxhiIh?
"6?How many old basebalU
have you in your cellar?
"7?Give ten reasons why a
player should not hold out.
"8?When did you sp?ud tho
full umount of tho club's allot
ment for a meal on a dining
car?
"9?What is your opinion of a
club that happens to makd a
dividend?
"10?What do you think of the
author of double-bR.uler8?
"11?Is three hours' worn
dally in the summer months op
pression?
"12?What rattles did you take
part in daring the world war,
excepting with umpires?"
TRACK STARS OUT
FOR G. II. RELAYS
O'Reilly Will Have Several First
Class Athletes to Start
Campaign.
With a most strenuous track cam
pair" facing the Georgetown Uni
versity track team coach John O'Reil
ly Is fast developing a capable num
ber of track men to take part in the
meets which will extend from mid
January to Juna.
Georgetown's track mentor expects
to develop several relay teams and
from Indications should succeed in
patting: out a sprint medley team, a
inile team, a two-mile quartet and &
four-mile combination, all of which
are expected to be heard from.
During: the past two years O'Retlly
has succeeded in developing a num
ber of first class runners. The suc
cess of Robert LeGendre, American
pentathlon champion, who dethroned
Rartels, of Penn, last spring Is well
know*.
Tn addition O'Reilly has a number
of likely looking candidates who
should come through this year. In
the sprint medley O'Reilly will hare
Tony Doyle, the Worcester schoolboy
marvel of last year. Bob Le Gendr?,
Dorsey Griffith. Monroe Sheehan. aad
Jimmy Connelly.
For the mile relay Griffith. Shee
han, McNamara, I?e Gendre and Ouray
are counted upon to flash through.
Three of these runners are credited
with doing a quarter under fifty sec
onds, and it remains for O'Reilly to
speed up another runner to the re-,
quired time.
For the two-mile team O'Reilly will
have Sheehan. Ouray, J. Connelly,
Scully, and McDonough. Three of
these runners have been clocked in
performances better than two min
utes for the half so that still anoth
er track man capable of doing two
minutes will be necessary.
In addition to these relay te^ns
Georgetown will have several first
class athletes in other events.
Tom Gargan. brother of Frank and
Howard Gargan. of Fordham fame. Is
said to have done Just under twelve
feet in the pole vault. Freeney, a
high Jumper, Is rated as doing five
feet eleven inches In the Jump.
All of the runners who have been
mentioned for the relays and a host
of others of lesser fame are capablo
In the Individual events. In the shot,
discus, and javelin as well as the
hurdles Le Gendre is almost in a
class by himself.
KNOCKS OUT CLINE.
DETROIT, Mich.. Jan. 8.?Irish
Patsy Cline, of New York, suffered
a technical knockout In tho sixth
round of his scheduled ten-round
bout here last night, with Kddie Fitl
slmmons, of New York. Cline whg
sent down for the count of five with
a right to the Jaw, a barrage of rights
and lefts sent him down again, and as
he rolled over on his back, his man
ager rushed Into the ring, and the
referee promptly awarded the fight
to Fitzsimmons.
NAMES SAME JUDGES.
i'KW TORK. Jan. Major A. J.
Drexcl Biddln and Warren Barbour,
who officiated as Judges at tho Wll
lard-Dempsey light at Toledo, are
prospective appointees today to serve
in the same capacity at the I^eonsrd
Dundee twenty-rour.d championship
lirtut at New Haven January 16. The
army, navy and civilian board of box
ing control will announce the ap
pointments.
EARL CADDOCK WINS.
BOSTON, Jan. -Karl Caddock. the
heavyweight wrestler, today holds a
decision over "Cyclone" Burns of this
city. Taddoek defeated Burns In two
straight falls In a match here.
V. P. I. PLAYS RUTGERS.
Virginia Polytechnic Institute play*
the Rutgers football team at New
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SCHOOLS TO START
SERIES TOMORROW
Tech Takes on Business and
Western Meets Central on
Floor in C. U. Gym.
The 1920 high school basketball
championship series sets under way
tomorrow afternoon at 3:30 o'clock In
th? new gymnasium at Catholic Uni
versity, Brookland, D. C.
In the opening engagements Busi
ness, last year's title holders, engage
Tech. Centra) and Western will play
In the second game of the double
header.
James T. Hughes, well-known
basketball official here, and Earl
Fuller, director of athletics for the
boys at the T. M. C. A_, will handle
both games. Hughes will referee tlie
first contest and Fuller the second.
The games will be staged on a
court 76 feet by BO feet, which will
run lengthwise In the new structure
at Brookland. Baskets have been
suspended from the steel girders.
For Tech, Gosncll, Hutchinson,
Loehler, Gude. and Parker or Shaw
will play. Meany, JafTe, Williams,
Held, and Goetat will probably per
form for Business. Central will have
Lemon, Hillman, Wood, and Dick
and Bob Newby playing.
Eastern, the fifth school to play In
the series, will take the floor Tuesday
afternoon against Business In the
same gymnasium.
BABE RUTH'S SAiTWAS
BLOW AGAINST JOHNSON
*
Frazff Said to Hire Boon Threat
ened With Ousting Process
by League Head.
NEW YORK. Jan. 8 ?Sale of Babe
Ruth to the New York Yankees was
another strike in the political battle
agali.st Ban Johnson, president of the
league, according to rumors here.
Harry Frasee's hold on the Red
Sox was being threatened by large
notes which were coming due and
which, so the story runs, the Johnson
faction was trying to seeure to force
the Hub team into other hands.
The immense sum of money which
was Involved in the Ruth deal will
give Kraxee a firm hold or. the club
stock and foil the efforts of the
"faithful live," his friends say.
FOLWELL IS DOOMED.
PHIL.ADEt.PHIA, Jan. #. Bob Fol
well Is doomed to pass-out as football
coacty at Penn. Prominent alumni
have Joined hands to oust him, though
the student body wants him to re
main. The name of his successor
will not be known for seeral days.
ERNIE K00B TUMBLES.
ST. liOUIS, Jan. S.?Ernls Koob and
Wayne Wright, Brownies' pitchers,
have been turned over to IjouIstIIIo
in exchange for Pitcher Dixie Davi*,
who had a trial with the Phllllei
last season.
TRAIN IN FLORIDA.
NKW YORK, Jan. * The \ ank. es
hava closed the .jeal to train in Jark
eoavllfa, 11a, this sprjng
Nineteenth Hold Goes
January 15.
Good-by, good old nineteenth
hole! You die the death Janu
ary 15 for golf clubs around
Washington. Here's the way the
official announcement reads:
"Ordered, that all members
having liquor upon the club prem
ises REMOVE THE SAME BE
FORE JANUARY 15, 1920.
"After that date no one will
be allowed to keep liquor on the
club premises; and no servant
will be permitted to serve liquor
of any kind upon the club prem
ises.
"All liquor found at the club
after January 15 will hare to be
destroyed, and this will be done
under the supervision of the
board of governors."
CHARLES BARTELMES IS
FACING REAL TROUBLES
District Champion Tonight Plays
Freeland in Title
Tournament.
Charlie Bartelmes, District pockct
billiards champion. Is facing his trou
bles tonight for he tackles Danny
Freeland, who boasts of h high run
of twenty-two. In the annual cham
pionship tournament at the Grand
Central, Seventh street and Pennsyl
vania avenue. Freeland has been
making high runs of 23 and 23 In
his dally practice stunts, and he Is i
expected to make .Bartelmes extent! I
himself tonight.
Many women are attending the '
.nightly contests for the Districe title i
and ?the Grand Central management
extends to all of them a cordial In
vitation to continue. Extra care Is
being taken to see that they are com
fortable during the playing.
The veteran. Wallace, showed great
generalship last night in his defeat
of Peaco. 100 to OK. He had high
runs of 10, 14. and 12. his opponent'):
best being 10, 0. and 0. Today's
standings are:
High
Won. lA>st. Hun.
Wheatley 2 0 is
Bartelmes 1 0 is
Kelchner 1 . o 10
Marks 1 <> j,
Wallace 1 1 17
Henshaw n 2 11
Peaco..' u j 12
treeland 0,1 jJ
WANT OLYMPIC EVENTS.
Washington Canoe Club paddlera.
Who during the past three years have
anneed every Important canoe titular
event, want canoo races put In the
next Olympic meet. If they are suc
cessful Hutherford, the Knight boys,
Kamman, Wagner, und Burch will bo
abroad to compete.
COOK WANTS GAMES.
Cook School teasers, averaging 110
pounds, want games. Bradley Fulker
son. manager, ran be addressed at
the T. M. C. A.
STARTS JANUARY 14.
Nigh school freshmen get started
in their series on the data of January
14 Business plays Tech and Western
nwti C?ntral
"Spike" Webb Is Enthusiastic
Over the Outlook for Ring
Champions.
ANNAPOLIS, Jan. 8.?Boxing. Jugt
recognized a* a competitive sport at
the Naval Academy, has sprung- into
immediate popularity. Over ninety
responded to the first call for candi
dates this week, and it had to be an
nounced that no more were wanted.
Only about half of this squad was
sent to the training table. Midriiip
nxan Edwin W. Schell, of Mount
Pleasant. Iowa, has been elected the
first captain and manager of the
team.
Only one match will be fought this
year, against the University of Penn
sylvania, but a larger schedule will
be arranged for next season, and the
N'avay Academy will co-operate with
the movement to Install boxing as
one of the regular intercollegiate
competitive sports.
The midshipmen have a very capa
ble and magnetic coach in "Spike"
Webb, who was dlreotor of boxing of
the Twenty-ninth Division, A. E. F.,
and who developed and hantMcd some
of the best mitt men on the other
side Webb, now one of the instruc
tors in physical training at the Naval
Academy, is enthusiastic about his
material there and Is confident that
he will have a team as good as can
be brought out by any other lnstitu
ticn.
TWELVE MORE CONTESTS
ON FLOOR SCHEDULE
Manager U. G. Keener Announce*
Completion of Daten for
Hatchetite ToMem.
George Washington University will
have twelve more games on its sched
ule for the remainder of the season,
according to manager U. O. Keener.
While the Hatchetites have dropped
two battles already there is consid
erable hope that victories will be
forthcoming shortly. The big test
cpmes Saturday night at the Y. M. C.
A., when Catholic University Is
played.
On January 17 the Hatchetites go
to the Navy to play, while on Jan
uary 31 Georgetown will be met at
the Y. M. C. A. Oallaudet Is played
at the "Y" on February 7.
The Hatchetltea will take a trip be
ginning February 1>, when Mt. St.
Mary's, Penn State, Huckr.ell, I.afay
ette, Muhlenberg and L<?hlgh will be
played In order. The trip will end
February 18 against Lehigh.
Oallaudet will ho played at Kendall
Green on February 21 and Catholic
University at llrookland on February
23.
PECK TOSSERS WIN.
Peck RUri defeated the Marine
Frapa by a m-ore of 26 to 20 la a fast
game In tha Eaatern High gymnasium
last night.
BUSINESS WINS IT.
With a changed llnr-up Ruslness de
feated tha Array Medical School, 24
to 7 r??t?rday Gaels got
ka<a tW flssr f*t the wlwspa.
WHEN CUBS LANDED FUG
IN WONDERFUL PLAY-OFF
By rHKIIKHIIK O. LIES.
Cjf Htymour, the old Olint centar
fielder, who died a few monlha ago,
frequently hu been blamed for New
Tork'a defeat In this gama. A badly
played fly In the third Inning, start
In* the Cuba on a four-run apurt. did
a lot of damage, but aome unpardon
ably atupld base running In the flrat
Inning did aa much to aplll the beana
for the Giants aa the mlatake of 8ey
mour.
The Olanta had a chance to score a
buahel of runa In the flrat Inning, but
got only one tally out of two baara
on.balls, a hit batsman and a double.
Pf?ater atarted off wild, and hit Krsd
Tertney on the arm with his flrat
pitr^v Then he walked Charley H?t
tog, then a colt putting In bis fresh
man year with the Giants.
Roger Breanahan, batting third,
then did his part to wreck New York's
Bcoring chances. The hard-hitting
catcher struck out. and Johnny Kllng
dropped the third strike It was
smart work by Kllng and made the
Giants look silly.
Iferaea PaMa "Bone."
Under the rules a man striking out
with a runner on flrat base is out au
tomatirally, whether the catcher
holds the ball or drops It. But Bres
nahan started to run to first base.
Charley Herzog wasn't as smart a
player then as lie is now. He got It
| Into his head that he was forced off
first by Breanahan and started toward
| second. Kline quickly snapped the
ball down to Chance, who ran down
Herzog on the base line for a double
play.
Ponlin next, smacked u double to
right, scoring Tenney. Pfeister con
tinued to go bad and walked Sey
mour. That finished Jack the Giant
Killer, and Mordecai Brown was rush
! ed to the rescue. Brown struck out
I Art Devlin. though the Georgetown
man did a lot of yelping about it.
The game was chffck full of bicker
ing and gnashing of teeth at the um
pires. Chance whacked out a single
In the second inning and a moment
later was caught napping. The Old
Peerless I^eader let out some shrill
growls, and Artie llofman. old Circus
Solly, who took up the quarrel, was
banished from the game. Howard
taking his place in center field.
Waterloo Cs?|f la Third.
New York met its Waterloo in the
third inning It was In this inning
["that Seymour got in his fatal mis
I take. Always It is the Giant center
I fielder who blows the works in cru
cial games. It was Fred Snodgras
who upset the apple cart in the 19121
world series.
Joe Tinker, the Chicago shortstop,
opened the third against Matty, and
though Joe was about the weakest
hitter among the Cub regulars he al
ways could paste Sir Christophc-. j
I Matliewson motioned Seymour to pit/
deep for Joe, but Cy failed to heed in
structions.
j Tinker whuke&a long fly to cenf.^r
field. Seymour tried to back for !t
instead of turning his back, an I It
cleared his head for a triple.
Tinker scored the tying run a mo
ment later on Kling's warm single to
center. Brown sacrificed, Tenney ;r.
assisted. and Sheekard hoisted to
Seymour for the second out. Had
Seymour caught Tinker's flv I' wotiM
have retired the side runlets.
Ileal Fireworks Came.
But the real fireworks started after
that. Kvers walked and Scliulte shot
a hot single past Devlin. Kling scor
ing and Johnny taking third. Chance
then broke up the game for his team
with a double to right. sending in
Evers and Schulte with the third and
fourth runs of the inning. Matty then
settled and fanned Steinfeldt.
The Giants had one great chance to
get back in the game, but Brown was
too good for them. New York filled
the bases with none out in the lucky
seventh, but got only one run out of
it. Devlin opened this inning with
a single to center and McCormick
drove another to right. Brown then
took quite a chance. He purposely
passed A1 Bridwell, filling the bases
with none out.
Larry Doyle, just recovering from
a broken leg. got into the game as a
pinch hitter for Mathewson and foul
ed to Kling. Tenney drove in Dev
lin with a sacrifice fly to Slieckard.
but New York's hopes flickered out
when Herzog rolled to Tinker for the
third out.
The gam* was followed by one of
the nastiest scandals that baseball
has known. At the annual meeting
of the National League in December.
1908, It was announced that an ef
fort had been made to bribe Johnstone
and Klem, the umpires, to render all
close decisions to the (iHuits and
make it possible for New York to win
the game. The two umpires had been
approached under the Polo Ground*
grandstand and had been offered bi;?
rolls of banknotes.
Johnstone and Klem immediately
reported the matter to Harry Tul
liam, president of the National
League, and he ordered a thorough
Investigation.
It was revealed that Dr. Cramer,
a sporting phyalclan art>und Broad
way, had offered the money to the
umpires, but Cramer was only the
I go-between. Cramer, who had been
a great Giant fan and a regular pa
tron at the Polo Grounds, was barred
from all National League parkd.
However, the league never was
able to get any proof on the real cul
prits. and the general Impression at
the time was that Cramer had been
made the goat. Cramer never got over
It. and died a broken-hearted man
about a year ago.
While Mathewson came in for a cer
tain amount of blame for losing the
moat crucial game of his career, it
Is well to remember that the game
finished the most grueling campaign
Mathewson ever went through, and
the one In which he reached his high
water mark Jn the matter of victories.
He won thirty-seven games and lost
eleven for a percentago of .771.
Ho was used so Incessantly In the
last month of the season that even
the famous Mathewson arm began to
show signs of weariness In that
final baltle with the t ubs Malty
pitched with his heart and head more
than with his sturdy right arm.
Maay Berawe Maaaaer*.
It la Interesting to note that prac
tically all of the players in that fam
ous play-off game became managers
In either the majors or minors. On
the New York side Tenney went ba.-U
to Boston as manager, while Charo)
Hersog ran the lied* for two and a
half years.
llmaaahan wae manager of fc.tb
tha farAJaala aa4 Cuba a??t Matbow
Ty Cobb'* First Game
Come* Next
The tale of that wonderful
play-off between the Chicago
Cub# and the New York Ciianta
for the 1W08 National league
pennant end* today. Saturday
comes the third story in The
Washington Times' big banehall
series, "Ty (Cobb's Firat Big
League Game."
Remember, these authentic
baseball stones are appearing
only in The Washington Times'
Complete Sports Page.
When Cub* Won Ban
ner in Play-off
n?7Kl at New 1 ?rk l'lt7, Urttkfr
H. ink.
CHICAGO NATIONALS.
AB. It. H. PO. A. B.
Jim Sheckard, If.. 4 0 0 4 0 0
Johnny Kvera, 2b.. 3 1 1 ,0 3 D
Frank Schulte, rf. 4 1 1 4 0 0
Frank Chanee, lb.. 1 0 3 J3 0 0
Artie Hofman. cf.. 0 0 0 0 0 0
H. Stelnfeldt, 3b... 4 0 1 0 3 0
Geo. Howard, cf., 4 0 0 1 0 0
Joe Tinker, ss 4 1 I 1 4 0
Johnny Kilns, c... 3 1 1 4 1 0
Jack Pfeister, p.. 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mordecal Brown, p 2 0 0 0 1 0
Totals 32 4 8 27 12 0
NEW YORK NATIONALS.
AB. R. H. PO A. E.
Fred Tenney, lb... 2 1 10 0 1
Chas. Herxog, 2b.. 3 0 0 1 2 0
R. Bresnahan, c... 4 0 1 10 2 0.
Mike Donlin, rf.... 4 0 1 0 0 0
Cy Seymour, cf.... 3 0 0 2 0 O
Arthur Devlin. 3b. 4 1 12 0 0
H. McCormick, If. . 3 0 1 3 1 0
AI Bridwell, sa.... 3 0 0 0 1 0
<"h. Mathewson, p.. 2 0 0 0 3 0
?Larry Doyle 1-0 0 0 0 0
George Wiltse, p.. 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 30 2 5 27 9 1
?Batted for Mathewson in seventh
inning. ?
Chicago 001 000 OOO -4
New York 100 000 100 2
Two-base hits?Donlin. Schulte,
Chance and livers. Threc-baae hits
?Tinker. Hita?Off Pfiester, 1 in
two-thirds of an inning: off Brown,
4 in 8 1 3 innings; off Mathewson, 7
in 7 Innings: off Wiltse. 1 in 2 in
nings. Sacrifice hlta- Tenney an4
Brown. Double playa -Kling and
Chance, and McCormick and Bresna
han. Left on bases?Chjcago. 3: New
York. #; First on balls Off Pflester,
2; off Brown, 1; off Mathewson, 1.
First on errors?Chicago, 1. lilt bp
pitcher?By Pfeister, 1. Struck out
- By Mathewson, 7: by Wiltse, 2: by
Pfeister, 1; by Brown, 1. Time of
game?1 hour and 40 minutes. Um
pires?Messrs Johnstone and Klcm.
Attendance?35,000.
son conducted the Reds before ihe
advent of Miracle Man Pat Moran.
Pat was second catcher of the Cubs
at that time, but he saSv the gp.mt:
from the bench.
Other Cubs of that famous aggre
gation .who rose to be big leagu?
managers were Kvers, Tinker, Kling
and Brown. Chance, of course, wa
playing manapcr of the Chicago teai.i.
Evers succeeded him as manager of
the Cubs in 1913, and Tinker ala-j
got a crack at running the Cubs af
ter the Federal League settlement.
Prior to that Joe managed the Red;,
and Chi-feds. Kling managed the
Boston Nationals one season, and aid
three-fi:igercd "Brownie" tried his
luck with the St. Louis Federals.
In addition to these men who grad
uated into major league managerial
berths, Shcckard, Schulte, Howard,
Donlin. Devlin. McCormick. Bridwe'l
and Wiltse tried their hands as man
agers in the minors. There wore
baseball brains In that box-scora'
(Copyright, 1J20, by A1 Munro Kllaa.)
BROOKLANDERS TACKLE
LAFAYETTE, THEN G.W.U.
Catholic University Basketers Meet
Two Strong Teams Straight
Running.
Tomorrow night at Brooklaud, .
Catholic University meets Lafayette
College in basketball. It will be the
second homA, game of the season for
the Brooklanders, who have not ap
peared on the floor since the Christ
mas holidays started.
I?afa.vette will be met by a for
midable array of basketers a.4 C. U.
has improved noticeably. OaJsatur
day night at the Y M. C. A. the
Brooklanders will tackle the George (
Washington quintet.
Two games In a row will give the
Brooklanders quint a first-class work
out in preparation for trie game with
the Navy next week.
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