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|^aa7ntghEbTonlI Grimes Easily Downs the Vols BARONIAL SLUGGERS , HUMBLE VOLUNTEERS Molesworth Replaces Tod Sloan in Right Field and is the Bat ting Hero of the Game—Jack Frost Knocked Out of the Box—Grimes Pitches Well and Bats Hard By III,INKV Holt\ Nashville, July 25.—(Special.)—A triple alliance composed of Burleigh Grimes, Carleton Molesworth and “Jeenis” Magee downed the Yol hurlers and their pals this afternoon under an avalanche of base hits and runs. The third game went to the Barons 11 to 4, but 10 of the runs were scored by Burleigh Grimes, Molesworth and Jimmy Magee. Magee alone made as many tallies as did the combined efforts of the Vols. Tenge on the Vols, who drove him from the box in two successive days when last the Vols were in Sulphur 1 ><*11, and never allowed them to get dangerous, although he was touched for 10 hits. The big three routed Jack Frost in his debut appearance before Vol fans as a member of the Schwartz clan in the second frame with one out and Floyd Kroh. who succeeded him, was touched up lively and poorly supported. Moley Starts It ^ Moley started the scoring in the first Inning with a walk and went to sec ond on Magee’s single througli the box. Coyle flew to Kircher, but Sheehan j dropped Stark’s toss on Coombs' roller J and the sacks were filled. Lindsay lifr ed a tall fly to right that was Impos sible for Baker to reach and the Baron boss counted after the ball fell safe. Kllam forced Lindsay, but Magee counted on the out. Grimes started his vicious hitting in the second, poling a double to left aft er Hale was out. He scored on Moles worth’s shot to second, which Farmer overran and on which Moley made third. Magee's single counted Mol< y and Coyle’s two-sacker drove Magee home and Frost from the box. Kroh •topped the scoring. Magee Is Passed A pass to Magee, his steal of sec ond and Coyle’s single added another ^ ir the fourth. Grimes singled to right in the sixth while Hnle down and scored on Moley's wallop to right. Baker heaved the ball home ami the play at the plate was close but Kerin ruled that Burleigh was safe. Moley went to second on the throw. Magee walked as did Coombs after Coyle had lifted a fly to Stark. Sheehan allowed Lindsay’s roller to go through his legs, scoring Molesworth and Magee. In the seventh Clark singled over first, was sacrificed and killed at the plate on Baker’s peg of Grimes’ sin gle. Moley scored Grimes with a slam to right that Baker was slow in field ing. Dodge’s error of Clark's roller gave ... MOLEY ON RAMPAGE Birmingham— AB. R. H. O. A. K. Moles worth, rf. 4 3 3 o 0 0 Magee, cf. 4 4 3 l o o Coyle, lb. 6 0 2 13 1 0 Coorrbs, If. 5 0 1 1 0 .1 Lindsay. 3b. 4 o 2 1 3 0 Ellam. ss. 5 0 0 3 3 0 Clark, 2b. 4 1 1 3 4 1 Hale, c. 3 0 0 4 1 0 Grimes, p. 5 3 4 14 0 Totals . 40 31 Ifi 27 1G 2 Nashville— AB. R. H. O. A. E. Kirchcr. If. . 5 1 2 2 ^ 0 Stark, ss. 4 0 0 1 4 0 Baker, rf. 4 1 2 2 1 1 Pi ulette. Ib. 4. o 114 1 o Farmer, cf. 3 0 0 1 0 1 Sheehan, 2b. .. 4 0,1 4 2 2 Dodge, 3b. 4 0 2 .1 4 1 Street, c. 4 112 10 Frost, p. 0 0 0 0 1 0 Kroh. p. 3 1 1 0 4 0 •Smith . 1 0 0 0 0 0 Totals . 3G 4 10 27 18 6 •Batted for Kroh In ninth. Score by innings: Bhmingham . 230 103 101—11 Nashville . 100 001 200— 4 SUMMARY. Two-Base Hits—Coyle, Grimes, Baker 2, Kroh. Double Play—Ellam to Clark to Coyle. Left on Bases—Birmingham 11, Nash ville 7. Base on Ralls—Off Grimes 1, Frost 1, Kroh 5. Struck Otit -By Grimes 4. Kroh 1. Hit by Pitcher—By Grimes (Farmer). Innings Pitched—By Frost 1 1-3 with • hits and 5 runs. Sacrifice Hits—Lindsay, Hale. Stolen Bases—Klroher, Magee, Ellam. Time—2:40. Umpires—Kerin and O’Toole. Dan a life at first to start the ninth. Hr was sacrificed by Hale and moved to third on Grimes' scratch single. Moley walked and Clark counted on Magee's short single to left. Coyle and Coombs were eas yout. REPORTS from throughout the world of baseball this season in dicates that the work of the ar biters has not been of a satisfactory nature. In all of the major leagues the players and the public have loudly complained of the poor decisions of the umpires. In our own Southern circuit the umpires almost without exception have been awful on balls and strikes, and on field decisions. In fact, It has beer, surprising that no riots have fol lowed some of the exhibitions of um piring displayed in the Southern this Season. • * * Just what is the trouble with the umpires this season? * * • To us, it appears that the umpires have been given a superabundance of authority and by the misuse of this the game has dulled and public interest has lagged. Something really should be done to liven things up. By this is not meant that the old rowdy days are desired. But there is A happy medium. The old rowdy days Were bad. but tlie present when an umpire is so inflated with his own im portance that lie fines and removes fiom the game any player that frowns At his rank decisions is worse than the riotous old, exciting days of the beginnings of baseball. V » • The public naturally goes out to the game with the object of seeing some \GderbiltHotel f THIRTY FOURTH STREET |i AT PARK AVENUE J^EWyORK r 4 yfnThotel'Designed to JTppeah to the (Conservative Summer Rates j I WALTON H MARSHALL \ ; Jfanogar If B Ik—=1==-^=^ -—zgEj HOTELS AND SUMMER RESOI IS Ml 13513 Bet. 5th Ave. & Broadway 300 Rooms, Each with Bath, $2.00 to $3.50 Per Day. I Fireproof—Modern—Central Keels: Table d’Hote tod a la Carla We pay taxicab service from Grand Central or Penn. Statlona. % favorite player in action. This player as often as not is likely to be re moved from the fray in the early in nings because of some ironic remarks regarding the optical illusions of the umpire, and some of the fans are nat urally displeased. There should be some maner of preventing this indiscrimi nate yanking from the game of players by the umpires. In fact, it would not be a bad idea to yank the umpires now and then when they have off days. • • * This season in the National and American leagues we have had fist fights between players and the arbit ers on the playing field. Players have been removed from the game on the slightest provocation, and if we know the temper of the baseball public it is rather weary of this arbitrary and dictorlal policy of the judges of base ball. • * • The umpires have too much power. It has gone to their heads. It makes them clannish, and they feel su perior to the players and are therefor irritable to the men on the playing field. • * • It is current gossip at the present time in the Southern league that the umpires have banded together for mut ual protection, as they state. That is. any player that often disputes de cisions and otherwise shows himself to have an interest in winning the game, the umpires get together and write to the league heads demanding that the player be punished for his presump tion. This is not right, and should be investigated. m • • Of course, some of the older player-., desirous of any alibi to remain in the game, will often kick at excellent de cisions, and these men should be pun ished. but it Is dangerous for a group of umpires to have an understanding as to which player shall be boycotted. * • * If this is bo in the Southern league it is quite likely the truth in the majors. Umpires are all the same the world over, and the arbiters have a fairly workable understanding in the American and National league as to who are the live and aggressive play ers and what toleration shall be given them. A careful consideration of tlds readily explains the numerous fights between umpires and players this sea son on the ball field. • * • Of course little can be done during the rest of the season, but it seems to us that this winter careful considera tion of the umpire situation should be given by the baseball moguls. • • • The arbiters should be shorn of a little of their tyranlcal powers. Controversy Over Statue Panama, July 10.—(Correspondence of Associated Press.)—A divergence of opin ion between the canal zone government and the republic of Panama has arisen ' regarding the disposition of a bronze statue of Christopher Columbus in the Panama canal town of Chrlstobal. The statue, which was presented to the Frencn Cunal company by Empress Eugenie, has stood for many years in front of the residence of Ferdinand DeLesseps. It. is now completely hidden by the huge $10, 000.000 docks under construction on the water front and it is desired to remove it. The city of Colon claims it as does the canal zone government. No agree ment has been reached. |STAR BARONIAL, PITCHING TRIO , KARL BLACK, ARTHUR JOHNSON, DICK ROBERTSON, Karl Black, Arthur Johnson and Dick Robertson, the most dependable twirlers on the Baron staff, are chiefly responsible for the success gained this year by the Molesworth clan. Black, the lone southpaw, has hurled some remarkable games and has proved to be the find of the year. “Charley Chaplin’’ Johnson has not yet hit his old-time form, although he has won the majority of his battles. Arthur was one of the best in the circuit last year and should he round into form he will prove to be of great aid to Moley’s pennant chasers in the fight for the rag. Diminutive Dick has also done some wonderful pitching this year. Dick won his first seven battles of the year and for a long time led the twirlers of the circuit. He now ranks up among the leaders. All of these pitchers are now well above the .600 mark and will likely hover there for the remainder of the seasrfn. Locals Made Best Showing of Past Week—Crack ers Beat Memphis SOUTHERN LEAGUE STANDING Played. Won. Lost. Pet. New Orleans . 95 56 39 .689 Memphis . 97 65 42 .567 Birmingham ;. 95 53 42 .658 Nashville . 9S 52 46 .531 Atlanta . 94 46 48 .489 Mobile . 91 45 49 .479 Chattanooga . 95 39 56 . 411 Little Rock . 93 34 59 .366 Results Yesterday Birmingham 11, Nashville 4. Atlanta 3, Memphis 0. Games Today Birmingham at Nashville. Atlanta at Memphis. Mobile at Litt'e Rook. New Orleans at Chattanooga. Atlanta* July 25.—New Orleans, al though winning hut three of the eight games It playeil, held the lend in the Southern association during the week closing yesterday with n margin of one-half n game over Memphis, which continued in second place with four wins In seven gnmes. Outside of Memphis the only clubs tc improve their percentage of victor ies were Little Rock and Birmingham. The Barons, with four victories and lour defeats, had the best week of any team and are challenging Memphis and New Orleans for the league leadership. The closeness of the pennant race Is shown by the fact that Nashville, in fourth place, was only five games be hind New Orleans at the end of the week's play. The Volunteers, however, have not shown the winning form that marked their early season leadership and the best they could do was to break even in the six games played. In the second division, Atlanta and Mobile, whose recent rushes gave promise of carrying them close to the top, fell back. Atlanta winning only two of six contests and Mobile break ing even in eight games. Chattanooga also won four and lost four, while Lit tle Rock, in last place, had one more victory than defeat in seven games. A No-Hit Game Perry pitched a no-hit game for At lanta against Nashville on Monday, Atlanta winning 2 to 1. The Volunteers Seashore Resorts $15.00 Round Trip Every i Thursday To Atlantic Beach, Fla. 1 St. Simons Island, Ga. Isle of Palms, S. C. Convenient Schedules to All Points Via Southern Railway Premier Carrier of the South Telephone Main 3067 M. COXWELL, D. P. A. I run resulted from a combination of bases on balls and errors. It was the third no-hit contest of the season in the Southern association, Weaver of New Orleans recently allowing th<' Nashville batsmen down without a hit or run, while on June 27 Covington of Mobile accomplished the same result against Atlanta in an abbreviated game of seven innings. The week also was marked by the . resignation of Harry MeCofmick as I manager of Chattanooga. McCormick, I disappointed by his failure to mould a winning machine, retired in favor of | Norman (Kid) Elberfeld. a Southern association veteran playing with the Lookouts. The Chattanooga manage ment announced that McCormick's ac tion was voluntary and that he would act ns scout for the club during the remainder of the season. BUNCHED WALLOPS WIN FOR ATLANTA Memphis, July 25.—Atlanta bunched hits in two innings today and defeat ed Memphis, 3 to 0. Score: Atlanta— AB. R. H. O. A. E. McDonald, 3b. . . 3 0 2 1 1 1 Williams, 2b. ... 4 0 1 1 1 0 Lee, If.3 ft 0 3 ft ft Moran, cf. 4 1 2 4 ft ft Manning, rf. . . 2 1 1 0 0 0 Kauffman, lb. ..4 0 2 6 0 ft Jenkins, c.4 0 ft 1ft 1 0 Disland, ss.2 1 0 1 2 ft Perry, p.4 0 1 1 0 ft Totals . 30 3 9 27 5 1 Memphis— AR. R. H. O. A .E. Allison, cf. 5 0 2 3 1 0 Cruthcrs, 2b. ... 3 0 ft 4 2 ft Stewart, rf.3 ft 2 1 0 0 Lord, If.4 0 ft 0 ft ft Schlei, c.4 ft ft ft 2 ft Eibel, lb.4 ft 1 8 2 ft Baldwin, 3b. ..4 ft 2 4 2 2 Mitchell, ss. . . . 4 ft ft 1 2 ft Bushelman, p. . 3 ft ft ft 5 ft ♦Andreen . 1 0 0 0 0 0 Totals . 35. 0 7 27 1ft 2 ♦Hit for Bushelman in ninth. Score by Innings: Atlanta . 000 012 000—3 Memphis . 000 000 000—0 Summary: Three-base hit. Manning. Sacrifice hit. Lee. Stolen bases. Perry. Moran. Double play, Allison to Mitchell to Eibel. Wild pitches. Bushelman. Per ry. Bases on balls, Bushelman 5. Per ry 1. Struck out, Bushelman ft. Perry 8. Hit by pitcher. Cruthers. Time. 2:05. Umpires. Rudderham and Chesnutt. FEDERAL LEAGUE STANDING Played. Won. Lost. Pet. Chicago . 8.8 51 37 .580 Kansas City . 87 50 37 .575 St. Louis 1. 87 4.8 39 . 552 Pittsburg . .85 4ft 39 .541 Newark . 88 44 41 .500 Brooklyn . 91 41 5ft .451 Buffalo . 94 41 52 .436 Baltimore . 8ft 32 54 . 372 Kawfeds Win Kansas City, July 25.—Kansas City bit a winning streak again today and took two games from Buffalo, 3 to 2 and 5 to 4. The first was a hard fought, well played game. In the sec ond Bedient allowed only two hits un til the seventh, while his teammates took a four-run lead. Then he was hit for a triple and two singles, which with an error, allowed Kansas City to tie the score. More hits In the tenth made the victory. Scores: First game: R.H.E. Buffalo . 011 000 000—2 6 0 Kansas City _ 011 000 10*—3 10 o Batteries: Anderson, Lafitte and Elair, Allen; Main and Easterly. Second game: R.H.E. Buffalo . 011 200 000 0—4 8 2 Kansas City 000 001 300 1—5 11 u Batteries: Bedient and Allen; Hen ning, Johnson and Easterly. Chicago-Baltimore, called on account of steamer disaster. ••••••••••••••••*••••«•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Other Sports on Page 8 TEXAS LEAGUE At Dallas: Dallas 3, Galveston 4. At Fort Worth: Fort Worth 6-1 Houston 6-4. At Shreveport: Shreveport 0, Beau mont 1. (11 innings.) At Waco: Waco 0-3, San Antonio 1-1 International League At Jersey City: Jersey City 10-1 Richmond 5-1. At Montreal: Montreal 10, Toronto 7 ITT National League Race 1 Closest In History Boston Braves Near Last Place Have Opportunity to Repeat Successful Dash of Last Season—Boston Red Sox Seeming ly Cannot Be Stopped—Detroit Still in the Race __ * New York, July 25.—The National league fighf is claiming chief attention in the struggle for baseball pennants. Seldom has the battle been so close as at this stage of the game. The Braves, just two rounds above the bottom of the ladder, are right now only 83 points behind the Philadelphias in first place. In the intermediate positions Brooklyn, Chicago, : Pittsburcr and New York are on fairly even terms. The Cubs’ prospects now seem a«out the poorest of any of the lot mentioned. The Cubs have been on the down grade and appear unable to strike a winning gait. Six straight losses during the week dropped them to third place. The Phillies played their usual steady game and main tained their advantage. The Brooklyns pulled up into second place with five out of seven games won. The record of the Philadelphias so far this season is one Pat Moran, of which they well may be proud of. The Quaker leader had little to start w’ith, but he has built up a capable infield, while the outer works have proven strong. Philadelphia’s box work generally has been better than expected and the catching department has been more than up to the mark. The work of the Brooklyns continues to excite enthusiasm among the patrons of Ebbets field, for although they lost two games during the week they won five and have dropped only five out of their last 27. Robinson's men now are a strong second and making the Phillies hustle. Giants In the Race Pittsburg and New’ York are running neck and neck. The Pirate infield is im proving and Clarke’s boxmen are holding their end up well. St. Louis lost five out of seven games, and Cincinnati continues in the ruck, seeming unable to do better than win one game in a series. The American league battle still lies between the only three clubs in the cir cuit that have shown real class this sea son—Boston, Chicago and Detroit. The White Sox have not been doing wFell of late. The loss of the lead to the club that had held it so long was regrettable from a Chicago standpoint, but the ar dent supporters of the team are con vinced that the slump was such as any team, however capable, may experience at some stage of the race and that the recession is only temporary. There has been no denying the Bostons in recent weeks, and the Red Sox, now fairly well entrenched in first position, are due at home within a few days for a long stay. They lost only one game of eight played during the week and started in well on the new playing period against St. Louis today. ’ The Detrolts remain third, ..although once during the week they wFere ahead of the White Sox. They beat Walter Johnson Saturday, but lost a chance to regain second place by dropping the sec ond game to Washington. Today another opportunity to gain percentage points slipped by Jennings’ men. the Griffith , contingent taking another game. Washington has pushed New York out . of a first division berth, the Yankees, after making a fairly good record in the other three cities of the western circuit, falling down hard in Chicago and pos sibly being saved further humiliation by ' postponements Saturday and today. Better play by the Clevelands, who took five in a row' from the Philadelphian, put them ahead of the Athletics, who ap- \ pear to be going from bad to Worse. St. Louis continues to play indifferent hall. New York, July 25.—The record of games • played, won and lost, with runs, hits, er rors and men left on bases: National league: P. W. L. R. H. E. LB. Philadelphia ....8 6 2 37 58 6 48 Brooklyn .7 5 2 31 70 14 38 Chicago .6 0 6 14 39 5 29 New York.6 3 3 21 43 10 34 j Pittsburg .6 3 3 22 56 9 49 Boston .6 5 1 18 49 6 43 S St. Louis .7 2 5 34 69 12 5(» Cincinnati .8 3 5 16 60 15 44i American league: P. W. L. R. H. E. LB. Boston .8 7 1 43 82 9 69 Chicago .6 3 3 16 32 14 26 Detroit .7 5 2 41 62 7 39 Washington .7 4 3 32 62 10 46 New York .6 2 4 20 34 8 40 St. Louis.8 2 6 21 65 16 68 Cleveland .7 4 3 41 63 17 45 Philadelphia ....7 1 6 32 64 15 53 NATIONAL LEAGUE STANDING ! Played. Won. Lost. Pet. Boston . 87 57 30 . 655 Chicago . 89 56 33 . 629 Detroit . 88 54 34 .614. Washington . 88 44 44 .500 New York . 86 42 44 .488 St. Louis . 88 34 54 .3S6 Cleveland . 88 34 64 .386 Philadelphia . 88 30 58 . 341 Phillies Win ! Cincinnati, July 25—The leaders took today’s game from Cincinnati In the ninth 4 to 2. 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