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Why don't those men on the in
field move around more?" is a ques tion often asked at a baseball game, mostly by people who are not reg ular patrons at the parks, when they happen to take their eyes off the pitcher, catcher or batter to look at the men protecting the inner defense. What they see in this glance is a quartet of athletes, hands on their knees and eyes steadfastly leveled at the man at the plate. This attitude causes the fans to ask that question. It is the attitude the infielders generally are in when the pitcher takes his position to pitch. What the four men do when the twirl er is in the act of delivering the ball the enthusiasts seldom notice, for tney take their eyes off the fielders and focus them on the hurler or'hit ter. In doing this they fail to see what is termed "inside baseball." The infielders move around, prob ably not as much as the men occupy ing the outer garden, which may be the reason why the fans sitting in the stands do not observe it. When the catcher squats to give his signal to the liurler for a fast ball or curve each man on the infield watches and knows what is to be thrown. If the backstop has to hide his signal in such way that the third baseman or shortstop cannot see they are in formed through a code by the second baseman or first baseman. It is neces sary that each man know so he can • play accordingly. The way they shift also depends upon the batter. They make take a step or two to the right or left as iATENTS P M VALUABLE INFORMATION H FREE. If you have an In vention or any patent mat ter, write immediately to W. W. WRIGHT, registered attorney, Loan & Trust Bldg., WASHINGTON, D. C. mm From our sanitary market will bt found juicy, tender and delicious ir flavor. We are noted foi our superioi grade of home-rendered lard and smoked meats. ABEL BROS. C.C. JEFFREY Manufacturer of and Dealer In HARNESS SADDLES TURF GOODS Etc. All Repairs Given Prompt Attention «•••••••••••••• Sign of the Big Collar 109 Main St. Don't miss any of these splendid attractions JULY 27IH TO AUGUST 1ST Julius Ceaser ayphe Senator Elmer J. Burkett The White City Band Steckelberg the Noted Violinist Harrell the Magician Get your season ticket now H. B. Cutler, Pres. 0.0. Mueller, Sec'y. C. A. Brinkard, Treas. soon as he sets himself for the fling er's offerings. They may even move farther than that. Often an infielder will shift from five to 10 feet just be cause a certain player swats the ball through a certain section of the in field. Then when the ball is thrown the players in the immediate vicinity of the pitcher will start to the right or left, according to whether the ball thrown is a fast one or a curve. Failure to observe this system closely has lost many a game and has cost clubs many runs. Manager Evers of the Chicago Cubs follows this method probably closer than any oth er man in the game today. Hans Wagner of Pittsburg is another who plays according to the way each ball is pitched to certain batters. Evers is reputed to be the cleverer of the two. If he is watched closely it will be found that he starts toward first base when a ball is thrown to the outside of the plate by a right handed pitcher and toward second when the ball is over the center or on the inside. This enables him to make a quick start and also enables him to field batted balls that he prob ably would not come near getting if lie did not obtain this one or two step advantage. There are many players in the major leagues who have not yet learned the value of this scheme. Time is required to perfect it and it only comes with incessant practice. One has to acquire the knack of know ing when to start and how far it is advisable to go. George Kahler says Joe Jackson hits best when the opposing pitcher has him in the hole. Kahler has no ticed that Joe makes most of his safeties after two strikes. "That very fact seems to put him on edge, so that if I were the pitcher of another team," said Kahler, "I would fear Jackson most when it looked like I had the biggest advan tage. When Jackson makes easy huts, which is not very often, you will find it is when there is only one strike or no strike on him. He is the great est natural hitter in the business, and makes many of his best hits on balls that ordinary batsmen would not reach." Washington, July 5.—There'll be no hidden ball trick victims among the Naps this season unless some one gets careless and forgets Birmingham's in structions. The Naps are directed to hug bases until the opposing pitcher takes his position at the slab, unless they posi tively know where the ball is. If the pitcher should take his posi tion on the rubber and then the hid den ball trick be tried by an opposing player, the base runners would move up a base. The taking of the pitching position without being able to deliver the ball would constitute a balk as soon as the pitcher took down his hands. A peculiar play came up in the 13th inning of a game played recently in the Nebraska state league between Fremont and Grand Island at Fre mont. The score had been tied three times before and Fremont was bat ting. Pitcher Hanks for Grand Island had passed two men after Turpin had hit to get at Henry, a left-hander. Henry had two strikes and three balls on him when Turpin, who was on third, started for home with the wind up. The pitcher threw the ball to the catcher, who tagged Turpin. When asked by Manager Welch what he called the last ball the umpire said "ball." Welch claimed a forced run and Fremont won the game, 6 to 5. In the major league, it becomes more and more apparent each season that a winner will draw both at home and on the road, while the loser is a sorry load for the owner. Chicago Wnite Sox are perhaps the best ex ample of a club that draws well, no matter what its position in the race. This is due in part to the personal popularity of Owner Comiskey, and also to the fact that heretofore the club had a pitcher in Walsh who was likely to upset the leaders at any time, and therefore give the fans a chance to root. The demand for a winner indicates that the crowd cares more to see the home team win than it. does for the beauties of the game itself. The same demand emanates more from the grandstand than it does from the 25 cent seats where the real fans con gregate. New York, July 10.—Russel Ford lias practically given up his spitball. It is but occasionally that he uses it now. He has returned to his curve. At the beginning of the season and, in fact, until just recently, Ford could not work the kinks out of his arm. He noticed it more? particularly just after throwing a spitball. He came to the conclusion that this style was too much of a pull on his wrist and shoulder, and he has virtually de cided to give it up altogether. Before Ford adopted the spitball he had a very fine curve. He practiced continually for more than a year be fore the "spitter" was added to his repertoire. After mastering the moist fling, Russell seldom employed his curve. He mixed the amphibious toss with a good change of pace, and as long as the "spitter" worked well he had little or no use for the curve. It was while he was pitching and Sweeney was catching for the Atlanta, Ga., club that he so perfected the spit ball that he could make it break in two ways—in and down and out and down. Until this spring he never experi enced any trouble with his arm. He cannot remember ever having had even a cold in it, but from the time that the Yankees assembled in Ber muda for their spring conditioning un til he encountered almost a week of continuous warm weather here in the north he had not been able to do any thing with the ball. Not so long ago he was trying to warm up in the outfield while a game was in progress at the Polo grounds. His arm was feeling great. He shot his fast one over a couple of times, and it was a real fast one. He tried his curve and the break was pleasing. It was both sharp and fairly big. Then he tried the "spitter," and he felt a sharp twinge of pain in his wrist and shoulder. He was through warming up for the afternoon. Thereafter every time he threw the .ball it hurt. He decided that it was the "spitter" that did it and he also decided that lie would not use it any ol'tener than lie actually had to from that time. Of course, he occasionally throws it, but he does not try to put as much on it as he was wont to do previously. He is gradually getting his curve back, the same fast-breaking curve that he possessed before he joined the Yanks. Cincinnati, July 5.—Edward Arm strong Walsh, Comiskey's man of steel, will have to get busy shortly witn the whitewash brush or he will lose his title of the calcimine king. The Chicago spitballer entered the present campaign owning 55 shutouts, which was seven more than possessed by any other American league hurler. Now the man who almost won the Chalmers American League trophy last season has only a three-game ad vantage over Eddie Plank of the Ath letics, who had blanked his op ponents 48 times before the champion ship race started and who has since fed_ them on goose eggs on four oc casions. ^ The Gettysburg southpaw twirled his fiftieth calcimine event on May 22, when he subdued the Tigers by a score of 7 to 0. G. Harris White of the White Sox ranks third among the American league wielders of the whitewash brush. He has fitted jackets of white on his opponents 45 times. Walter Johnson's position is fourth, the Idaho phenom having executed 38 neat cal cimine jobs. George Mullin, lately shifted from Detroit to Washington, follows with 34 blankings, and then come in the order named Chief Bender and Jack Coombs, with records of 29 and 28, respectively. The seven men mentioned are the only pitchers who have passed the quarter-century post in whitewashes. Six other artillerists have rolled up double figures, these being Tom Hughes, with 24; Joe Wood, with 23; Cy Falkenberg, with 13; Edgar Wil lett, with 12, and Ray Collins and Jim Scott, each with 11. Three pitchers own 10 or more shut outs over one club. Then men with this record are Walsh, White and Hughes. The Chicago right-hander has kept the Boston Red Sox away from the plate on 15 occasions; the Sox southpaw has 12 times denied the Tigers a run, and Tom Hughes has fed the Naps goose eggs in 10 com bats. Below are figures showing the num ber of runless games pitched against each club by the 13 American leaguers who have 1 Oor more blankings to their credit: Walsh (Chicago), 55—Against Bos ton, 15; Washington, 9; Philadelphia, 8; Detroit. 7; Cleveland, 6; St. Louis, 6; New York, 4. Plank (Philadelphia), 52—Against Detroit, 9; St. Louis, 9; Boston, 8; Chicago, 8; Washington, 7; New York, 6; Cleveland, 4; Milwaukee, 1. White (Chicago), 45—Against De troit, 12; St. Louis, 9; New York, 8; Washington, 7; Cleveland, 5; Boston, 3; Philadelphia, 1. Johnson (Washington), 38—Against New York, 9; Cleveland, 6; St. Louis, 6; Chicago, 5; Philadelphia, 5; Bos ton, 4; Detroit, 3. Mullin (Detroit-Washington), 38— Against Washington, 9; Cleveland, 8; Chicago, 7; New York, 3; St. Louis, 3; Boston, 2; Philadelphia, 2. Bender (Philadelphia), 29—Against St. Louis, 8; Chicago, 5; New York, 5; Cleveland, 4; Detroit, 3; Washing ton, 3; Boston, 1. Coombs (Philadelphia), 28—Against Washington, 7; St. Louis, 5; Cleve land, 4; New York, 4; Boston, 3; Chi cago, 3; Detroit, 2. Hughes (Baltimore - Boston - New York-Washington), 24—Against Cleve land, 10; St. Louis, 6; New York, 3; Boston, 2; Detroit, 1; Philadelphia, 1; Washington, 1. Wood (Boston), 28—Against New York, 8; St. Louis, 4; Chicago, 3; Low Round Trip Summer Tourist Fares From Anaconda and all Montana points on Great Northern Railway to destinations in COLORADO, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA, KANSAS, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEBRASKA, NEW BRUNSWICK, NEW TERSEY, NEW YORK, NOVA SCOTIA, ONTARIO, PENNSYLVANIA, QUEBEC, TENNESSEE, VERMONT, VIRGINIA, WISCONSIN. \V ill be in effect on certain dates during the summer, good for return until October 31, 1913. Tickets are first class and carry the privilege ot stopover and optional routes on going and return trips, lake advantage of these low fares and visit your friends and relatives in the East. 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Falkenberg (Washington-Cleveland), 13— Against Boston, 3; Detroit, 3; St. Louis, 3; Philadelphia, 2; Chicago, 1; Washington, I. Willett (Detroit), 12—Against Wash-, ington, 4; St. Louis, 3; Boston, 2; Chi cago, 2; Cleveland, 1. Collins (Boston), 11—Against Chi cago, 5; Detroit, 2; Cleveland, 1; New York, ]; Philadelphia, 1; Washing ton, 1. Scott (Chicago), II—Against St. Louis, 3; Boston, 2; Philadelphia, 2; Washington, 2; Cleveland, 1; New York, 1. Phil Knight Is Barred. Butte, July 9.—Secretary William McGrath of the state boxing commis sion, announced this afternoon that Phil Knight has been suspended from boxing in Montana, and that he will not be permitted to take part in any contests in this state at any time in the future. It is alleged that Knight "laid down" in his recent bout with George Kelly in Missoula, losing on an alleged foul. The commission re ceived word from those connected with the boxing game in Missoula that it was a "frame up," and that Knight did not want to win. They also stated that he was not fouled, but simply used that as an excuse to lose. Julius Caesar Nayphe. Mr. Nayphe, who is a graduate of Oxford university, has been In Amer ica three seasons on lecture tour. He has caught the American love for a good story. Mr. Nayphe tells the fol lowing story and to most of us It will be a new one: "A man who Is giving a nice little dinner at his home to some of his friends, had the humilia tion to see his negro waiter fall just as he was bringing the dish which contained the turkey as the main "piece de resistance." He was, how ever, equal to the occasion, and, turn ing to the men gathered about the table, he said, "Gentlemen! here we behold an International catastrophy. You have just witnessed the downfall of Turkey, the overflow of Greece, the destruction of China and the humilia tion of Africa." U. S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Secretary, Washington, D. C„ June 30, 1913. Notice No. 93. Notice is hereby given that the Secre tary of Agriculture has, under au thority conferred by law, issued Rule 2, Revision 4 (B. A. I. Order 197), dated June 28, 1913, and effective on an dafter July 15, 1913, to prevent the spread of scabies in cattle. The effect of this order is to release from quar antine the remainder of the states of South Dakota and New Mexico; the county of Fergus, in the state of Mon tana; and the county of Thomas, in the state of Nebraska. It also in cludes in the area under quarantine the counties of Platte, Goshen, and Niobrara, in the state of Wyoming; and that part of Garden county north of the North Platte river, in the state of Nebraska. Copies of this order may be obtained from the Chief of the Bureau of Animal Industry, Wash ington, D. C. B. T. Galloway, Acting Secretary of Agriculture. It Fergus Quarantine Is Off. 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