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The Billings Gazette.
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TwealewNAt BS.
-L'r sw"VI"uvs P. II I STh, up
About Billings "Rowdies" "Rob
bing" Her Ball Team and "Bull
dozing" the Umpire.
lHr alil 'l~('Ilnl Ithl tla.sI d l tInd TI hir
C'ity oll his till, N ,rthwi 'st
('1n ('lia, hiDiui shiln.
Yesterday's Heuloua Ihldlptudlnlit anI
Heruald, which are, just to hand today,
claim. in flaring head lines, that Hel
eim was robbed of tdunday's ball gunle.
They falsely and maliciously state that
the umpire first decided that Ryan was
not out and ordered Billings to play
bull. The only Helena tUan who would
make such a claim in Billings Sunday
evening was the "affidavit man," who
declared that he heard the umpire make
this decision. As a matter of fact, this
man remained seated in the gran'u stand
for fully five minutes after MoNeeley
was slugged, but even if such a decis
ion had been made, it was impossible
for him to have heard it. The truth is
that Umpire iLavernash made no decis.
ion whatever until he finully decided
that Ryan was out. The Gazette re
porter was on the diamond in two min
utes after MoNeeley fell and asked the
umpire what his decision was, He re
plied, "I have made none and will not
decide until the ground is cleared of
the crowd." The Helena papers also
say that the ummire was surrounded by
it "mob," and was "bulldozed"'' into
making his decision. That is a deliber
ate falsehood, Not a Billings man
wade ii threat of any charactor what
ever, but young Goodyear, a Helena
ball player who was not in uniform,
yelled out "we'll lick him if he don't
decide in our favor." The Gazette re
porter told him to shut his mouth, as
did Manager Goodman of the Helena
team, That is the only threat that was
made. The crowd that rushed onto the
diamond did so to learn whether or not
MeNeeley was killed; it was a quiet
and orderly crowd and was-in no sense
a "mob." There was not a single
Billings man who even importuned the
umpire to decide in our favor, while
the umpire states that at Helena man
attempted to bribe him. Billings peo
ple knew that Ryan was out, but be
fore the decision was rendered, said
they would abide by it, whatever it
was. Instead of Helena being "rob
bed" of the game, she deliberately
tried to steel it after she had been fair
ly beaten and clearly out-played in all
three of the games. It was a case of
the Helena hog again asserting itself,
and the residents of the capital had
better quit their whining and take
their defeat like men. Their ball
team is outclassed by Billings; Helena
didn't have enterprise enough to get
together a first-class ball cltub, and this
town does not propose to have anything
stolen from it by such a lot of cheap
guys. Helena would prostitue baseball
by introducing prize-ring tactics into
the great national game, which Bill
ings objects to. If, however, Helena
desires a prize-ring contest, Billings,
if she accepts such a bhallenge, will
secure the best sluggers in the country
and knock Helena out at her own
game. Helena had better drop the base
ball controversy with Billings; the
capital is making herself ridiculous
and tihe whole state. is ridiculing her.
At a meeting of the patrons of the
) game last night, it was decided that
Billings would play no more baseball
this year. The team was paid off in
full today and all the boys want to re
turn here next soason. Billings has
won the championship of the state and
the northwest, as she started out to do,
and no one is kicking except Helena
and she don't count for anything.
Helena did make a porposition Sunday
evening to play three more games in
Butte, on neutral grounds, which was
an admission that Billings cannot get
a fair game at the capital. Helena
withdrew the proposition, however, for
fear she would be beaten. She was
well treated in Billings, but didn't np
preolate It-it was like casting pearls
before swine.
Manager Nix deserves great oredit
for the manner in which he ihas han
dled the Billings team. He has given
this town the best baseball in the
northwest-and nothing but the best
goes in Billings.l Helena, it Is hoped,
may be spurred up, sometime in the
future, to also get a good ball club.
T1hreere lm inUs,
Just as The (iaaesto goes to press,
three more games have been arranged
for, to be played in Helena nesat Pl
day, Latorday and undtay. A letter
from Manager Goodman this morninateg
to Manager Mi, asurea Billin!gs of fair
treatmeat and a square deal, The Bill.
ltin team as an organlaatlon has dis
banded, as stated above, bus the play
ma themselve are deteraminud to haIve
i it out with Nelena and she gate re*
ceipts will be divided among them,
winners to get 65 and losers I35 per
cent. Smith of Butte will umpire. N.
(4. Carwile will go aloug as manager
of the team, which still represents Bill
ings. Helena should now nmuzzle helr
newspapers and the baseball season
may then end without a free fight.
Ilellnat WIoni It. Althomuglh ot1i 4lyed. alit
Eve ry I'olnl.
T'he prettiest exhibitiou of the on
tioulnl lgame.evor witlnessed in Billings
and proibably the west, wais plaVed
at the fnir grounds Saturday aft ioon,
it being the (second UI e io series
betwetle Helea u and 1j1 lIg.s, Tillh
dlay was It per let onei r the sport ialld
over 00 lWeope u j s551ed it from. the
prand stunlld .~ii thel grounds. I ill
ligs had no1 liense to lole th' loevet.
inning game, which it did to the lulln
of three to two. The Cowboys out
fielded anid oltbaitted the visitors, as is
shown by the tllulated score giveu be
low. Our boys weret giVen the worst
of severlnl ldetisillslls oil first basei by the
HWI-lmn umpire. Preutmllll, who wias
playing thillt hullg for Helenal. \ lwas off
bIlls base alt four (lifferl'ut timunes whlAiu
he cliughlt the thrown balls, ibut it
n1made nio ditterence, the runner was
called out each time. The unmpire's at
tedtioln wias olled to thill' matter after
tile first lime, but hle decided Ilnllitst
our boys ill every elaSe.
MoNeeley was in the box for Bill
inugs ad had blh support beeu is fault
less as was Denzer's the day before,
Helena would have suffered It ct1n.
pleto shut-out andl the Cowboys would
hatve three more victories iuntelld of
two. Helena's new pitcher, Maupiu,
late from the St. Louis lehgne, we.
pitted against McNeeley. He was
touched up for eight hits. but pitched u
good .aine, having four strike-onts.
Of the three errors made by Billings
each one is likely to occur with the
best teams, anlid lthongh liny onle of
them lost the gallne, 1)no one Oant be
blamed for them 1aloue.
Helena started the lnuiHe t. rollilg,
but not a mlan reached first McNeoley
only pitched six balls in the first half,
three of which were touched, one for a
foul fly, gobbled in by Zearfoss; a hot
ouoe to McNeeley, who threw Arenson
out at first, and a fly catch by Marshall,
Billings' first but resulted in a score
after the first two mien l, ihad retired
ou fly hits. Marshall was allowed first
on an error of Areuson at 'short, who
could not stop his hot grounder; got
second on at passed ball and scored on
an error of Sobnables, who couldn't
stop Flannery's blistering liner.
For six innings after their first, Hel
ena was unable to score. In the third
and fifth innings the visitors had two
men on bases and two outs, but were
unable to score. In the sixth inning
they had a runner on third base and
two men out, but it availed them not.
MoNeeley was pitching ball as he bad
never done before. Billings failed to
get another score until the fifth inning,
when one run was made. Sporer start
ed off with a hot liner, which Arne.
son let go under him. Scott went out
at first on a ball fielded by Sehnables.
Casey made a pretty, safe bit, but was
caught napping at first by the pitcher
and the umpire declared him out. It
was a close decision and made a differ
ence of one score to Billings, for Mar.
shall came next with a clean three
bagger, which brought Sporer home.
Flannery followed with i long drive
to center field, which would have been
a clean home run, but luck was with
Helena and Lloyd gobbled it up. In
Billings' seventh the first three men
went out on fly hits to the infield.
Helena's eighth luning gave her two
tallies when it should have been i
shut-out. Arenson hit a nic plop-up
to Casey, who muffed it as pretty ias
you please. Halmonld went out at
first on a ball fielded from McNeeley.
(himlin hit safe. So did Burton, bring
lug in Arousou. Schuables died on ai
fly oaught by Flannery. This left a
runner on second. McDonough batted
at short fly luto left field, Soott started
up after it and was ready to catch it,
when Arneson, of 'Heleun,'who was on
the third base coach line, oalled out,
"I'll take it," and Scott, thinking it
was a Billings player, stopped and let
the ball fall to the ground. Gimlin,
meanwhile, had run home. This act of
Arneson's was but another evidence of
the dirty ball playing which creeps out
on Helena at critical times, These
two scores tied the game and at the and
of the ninth inning neither side had
scored again. In Billings' half of the
eighth inning a pretty doable play was
made by Helena, Flannery had been
put out at first by SoCnables. Zearfous
got hit by a pitched ball, Hawley
made a hot line drive, which looked
like it was good for at least two,bases,
but Barton got his right paw in front
of it and there it stayed, Blurlun roe
turning it quickly to first base, cat.oh
Ing Zearfoss, In Helena's half of the
ninth Hansen made a petty line fly
eatch, In this inifug MoNeeley only
pithed four balls,
The tenth inning drew blanks for
boub sides, 'In the eleventh, Helena
seoied one on a wild throw of Hansen
to Hawley, Mohuablas went out at fSi0t
on a ball fielded by Hansen. Mo.on'
olugh Po his by a piobed ball, but was
!fosed out at aseond on Maupin's aeorit
floe. lFreeman hit to Haunse, who
throw wild to Hawley in an attempt to
catah runner, which would have retir.
Io the side, but tbh ball wont through
Hnwley, way back to the track, per
Initting Maupiu to score, DeInzer then
succeeded MeNeeley in the box, pitch.
iug one ball, and Lloyd retired the side.
Billings' half of the elhventh was
hoodooed. Hawley got to first on a
pretty, safe hit, but was forced out at
Hecod by Hausen's hit to Burton, Den.
zer flew out to G(imlin, who doubled
Hanson at first and latins Billings was
def'eatet d. Tih offiltial sco'lrt iN Is fol
lows :
Helena- AB It BH P() A E
Lloyd, (f. ........ 4 1 1) 3 0 0
Arneson, Mn . ... (.4 0 0 1 1 :1'
Hnaamond, If...... 5 1 2 2 0 t
(Ginlin, 1f ....... . 5 0) 1 1 I 0
Hurton, ├Żad....... 0 1 3 5 1
4Iahnhahlhs, 3rd ... 4 I 1 2 7 1
Melj) ull aouga h, (..... 5 i I) 1 I 1
Ma.l ita , pi ....... 4 1) 0 0 2 2 )
]rt' luiea n i, 1~st...... ,3 1 17 (0
Totals. ......41 0 3:I 17 5
Billings- A13B BH P() A E
Scott, If .. .. .... .I (0 ) 2 ) 10
('lasey', s, ...... . ) 1 5 I I
M arshall, :3rd.. . 1 2 4 I: I
F'lanuut y, f ........ 5 4) 8 I) 0 )
Zoarfoss, 0.... .. c 0 0 0
Hawley, 1st .2,, 4) 2 14 0 1
Hansen, 2nd .,5 ) 1 2 5 1
McNeeley, p ...... 4 0 2 0 4 1
D)onzaer, p......... 1 0 o 0 0
Sporer, rf ....... 4 1 0 1 0 4)
Totals ...... .41 28 3 1336 1
Score by innings:
Holeuna ... . 0 0 0 (0 0 0 2 0 0 1--3
Billings.., 1 I 0 0 t 1 0 0 0 0 0 0-2
Ea~lted runtl--noue., Stolen base
Marshall. Two.baso hit-McNeeley,
Three.bise lilt - Marshall. Double
pays-Burton t Free. i, Gimlin to
Free, man. Bauest balls - Lloyd,
Maupin. Hit b pitohed balls--Zear.
foss (2), Schuables. Struck out-Scott,
Flnanery (2), Spor'.r. Left on bases
1illings. I); Helouena, . Time of game
-1 :45. Umpires-Mains and Johns
of Holna,
Marshall had four put.cuts iand six
assists, without an error. Besides, he
stole the only base and hit a three bug
ger and a single. How is that for a
record in one (Iale.
McNeele*'s pitching wan of the phIe
nomenal order, only six scattering sin
gles being nlmade off his delivery inu the
eleven innings, and Helena would have
been shut out had it not been for the
three unfortunate errors of the Cow
boys. Me also lined out a double nud
at single and played a game that no na
tional league pitcher could have beateu.
Burton's one-hunded catch of Haw
ley's hot liner, doubling Zearfoss at
first, was a beautiful play, but the
catch was just a "scratch." Burton
didn't know for a second that he had
the ball, and he couldn't get another
like it in a hundred chances.
Hanseu fielded well at second, but if
he had tossed the ball to his base to
Uasey in the eleventh inning, instead
of throwing low to first, Billings would
likely have won the game. That's the
difference between a young player and
an old one. If Rose or McNeeley had
been playing second, they would have
picked out the easiest play.
* * *
Hose couldn't play in any of the
gaines on account of his sore hands, but
lihe did good work in all of thonl on the
coaching lines.
Arueson-the wonderful "Arucy,"
as some of the Helena fllls call hi11-
made three errors at short out of four
channes and did not get a hit. He also
gave an exhibition of "clean" hall
the kind Helena plays-whou he yelled
"I've got it," fromn the conahers' box at
third, und prevented Scott fromn ratch.
ing an easy fly that would have won
the lanlm for Billings, Arnesoif was
pltyed on the bench next day, but this
was on ne.ount otf hi errors, not his
Soore of the Helena "sports" were
chumps enough to bet one to two-they
always had to have odds-on a propo
sition where they could not win. And
it was fully explained to them, too, one
of the bets being written down before
the money was put tp. The Helena:
itns said they were afraid to bet for
fear Denner would go in the box, Then
the Hilllilgs men said they would bet
two to uone, the hets to be drawn if
DOnuzer was put in to pitch. The Hel
nlll men put up the money, even after
it was explained to them that Billings
'onlil put l)enzer it to pitch only one
ball, if it was thought we would lose
the game,. AId then Helena had the
,nerv to k.Ik wlhen Denser went in the
nIx ill tihe elvecnth nId plitched a single'
ball lth tl savedr about $l4i0 of Billings
mohney, The Helena "sports," wlho
were afrIid to baok their club, onght
to be ashawned tp kick when they were
worked for such blooming chumps.
They are "hot Sports," sure enough, to
let themselve ftall into a trap like that.
It never would have been sprung on
them, though, if they hadnu't shown
such craven cowardice about backing
their club, which they claim is invinci
T'rhre wasnl't much betting on the
ugme, although Helena could have won
a 1pot of lmonety if her "sports" hadn't
been afraid to put it up. One Billing.
nmn, who thought, perhaps, that all
the Helena "sports" nmight pool and
gut up i respeetable-sized bet in that
wiy, offered to cover all they could
raiie. But they wanted odds ot two to
onit, aud even dcllined to but their
money, colleotively, gainist that of a
single Billings man. And then Helena
won the game and her "sports" kicked
Helena got nearly as much applauso
froum the prnud stead as Billings and
the audieuoo was as impartial a one as
ever saw a ball game, notwithstanding
that Billings wvas getting the worst of
it by the Helena umpire.
illuo,,, Win, s (od t.t smne, Which Net
ntas Tried to Mteal.
After the close and exciting contest
of Saturday, the 500 people who at
tended Sunday's game hardly thought
they would see another of the same
character. But they saw it, just the
same. Ryau pitched for Helena and
Donzer for Billings. It was thought the
former would be batted very hard, as
be has not shown ability as a pitoh
er, but there is no denying that he
pitched a splendid game Sunday, al
tough he did disgrace himself before
the content was over. Helena went
first to tile bit and osored one run on
Marenall's low throw to first base of
Hammoud's grounder, who got home
on the play after two amen were out.
Then the Cowboys played almost fault
loss ball and Helena did not get an.
other score until the ninth inning. But
in the meantime Helena was also do
ing some good work. She gave the
Cowboys five goose eggs in succession,
who semnted unable to bat Ryan effect.
ively, but everybody knew that they
would solve lie curves before the game
was over. They did it in the sixth in
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