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!il a Ten P^V:'' 'DfflV':".'' &T:-$!.''£''.' vywjv-v.v.v, •WAX? .: i,*q)jlQg0gMmMemr^ Confidence Is a Big Aid to Pitcher, Asserts Joss Cleveludcr With Record Two Hides* GUM* Telli How Ho Wis* By ADDIE J088. (Copyright, 1910, by Joseph B. Bowie*.) I think one of the big helps to a pitcher in winning is confidence confidence in himself and in the men behind him. It has an effect upon everything th pitcher does. I think I win because of mixing speed with a fast curve, and I blame the curve for the greater part of such success as I have had. I have had managers and infielders tell me about a million times I did not know how to use them, but on the average I think the results showed. There is fin immense amount of luck in pitching, and no matter what a pitcher lias he needs luck In addi tion to it in order to win. It is In this that confidence in the team behind him helps the pitcher so much. If a pitcher is in trouble and can feel that he can make the batter hit as hard as he pleases and be saved, he escapes ficores of times. If he lacks that con fidence and tries to do It all himself, the result usually is bases on balls and defeat. Pitchers lose many games through working too hard, especially during the early stages of the game, and try ing to do too much. I try to save my self for the finish, and sometimes suc ceed through pitching very hard to the first batter up in an Inning and. If he is retired, pitching easier to the others and making them hit bad balls If possible. Anyhow, I try to make them bit, and to outguess them on each ball, keeping the overhand and underhand fast balls well mixed up with the curves and slow ones, and using the curve sparingly. Another big help to me in winning has been in helping the infielders out as much as possible. I believe pitchers ought to learn to field and to practise that part of the game all the time. I was a bad fielder when I started, but have worked hard and Improved stead ily. Not having speed I had to do the best I could, and it was done by hard work. I learned to knock down those hard bounders through the pitcher's position. I know some pitchers are nervous over those drives that come like a flash. I know I was for a long time, but of recent years, when I get Into trouble, I like to have the batters Addle Joss. slam them back at me, being confident I can block down the ball. That field ing practise has helped me a lot The pitcher who can knock down two or three hard drives that are going through over second base if lie dodges them, has a big percentage on the pitcher who dodges or who is not skil ful in stopping such hits. The pitcher ought to work carefully with his Infield. I believe a lot of my success has been due to quick hearing. Many times just as I start to pitch my ears catch some shout from a coacher or from abase runner, and I can pitch out quickly and perhaps break up a nit and run or a steal. The young pitcher ought to study such points keep his eyes and ears open all the time, practise fielding steadily, and to learn to watch every move of a batter and figure before pitching a ball the position of the bat ter, the stage of the game and the probability of the batter hitting or let ting the ball go. Channell Suffers Broken Leg. Lester Channell of the Highlanders and a former Cub, broke his right leg just above the ankle sliding into third base in a game against the Browns. jit will be at least two months before as will be able to play again. "Bid" McPhee Red Scout. Biddy McPhee will be the official scout of the Reds in the future. The famous Red player of a few years mgi is a good judge of talent and should prove a valuable man. &«SS&)itimS,'r:( tyJijft^ksMsidtoiifcv a't IfnoWILJJ greatest fighter in the world. Jim Jeffries and Jack Johnson will step Into the arena on July 4—providing, of course, the churches do not manage to prevent It—and there will be a bat tle for which thousands are going to travel many miles to see. Rickard first came into prominence in the pug world when he pulled off the iirst Gans-Nelson battle. He has seen lots of big fights and knows the game fairly well. Of course he is not a Siler. a Charlie White or an Eddie Smith, but he always has his wits about him and he should be able to make the big fellows behave. It is a fact that the big men are usually eas ier to control in the ring than the lit tle fellows, so. after all,"Tex" may not have such a time of it as some ex pect. When the baseball fans get together and talk about old times it is seldom that somebody does not bring in the name of Amos Rusie, once the star of the New York Giants like Christy Mathewson is now. Ward Jackson, one of Cleveland's veteran "bugs," told this one: "Rusie, like many another star, didn't twinkle any too brightly when he first appeared in the baseball sky. He had been loaned or 'farmed' out to the Burlington (la.) team for the final series of games in the old Interstate league between the Burlington and Davenport nines. The Davenport team's star battery of that year was Rhines and Harrington, afterward with Cincinnati. "Well, anyway, Rusie did his best to earn his money Manager Chamber lain of Burlington had paid for his services,- and after losing one game 2 to 1 and winning another 1 to 0 came back to Indianapolis on this day I am talking about. "Well, when It came time for prac tise—we were playing Louisville that day—there was nobody to warm up Rusie. Dick Buckley was engaged with the other pitchers. Big Amos wandered about the park*disconsolate ly, occasionally hurling the ball against the fence or grand stand and retrieving it himself. "Finally Rusie walked over to the stand and, looking up to the first row of seats, shouted: 'Come down here, Pop, I want to warm up.' "A big, red-whiskered man got up from his seat, took off his coat, hung it on the back of his chair and, jump ing over the rail into the diamond, said: 'All right, Amos, my boy. Let 'em come in fast.' "Then Amos's father, his whiskers streaming in the wind, pulled on a fielder's glove and, scorning mask and pad, stood back there by the stand and 'warmed up' his son warmed up the mighty Rusie who, within a year or two, was destined to become one of the most remarkable pitchers in all the history of the game. "Amos didn't spare his father. He fed him outcurves and inshoots, high balls and low balls, fast ones and teasers, not even forgetting the 'jump TEX" KJCKAKD TO REFEREE BIG FIGHT "TEX" RICKARD. only be a few days more until we will know who is the They have selected "Tex" Rickard as referee. One thing that may be said in "Tex's" favor is that he has the requisite nerve to be the third man in the ring with the great white and black gladiators. That referee job is going to be some work. Tex is going to have his hands full from the tap of the first bell. Lots of people thought when he was first selected that it was only a temporary arrangement and the fighters would get together and pick an experienced man. But "Tex" declared he intended to serve and both scrappers said he would suit them. ball' that was destined to make him famous. "And you should have seen the old man. He never side-stepped a thing. 'Shoot 'em in, me boy/ he would say. 'Put something on 'em, Amos.' 'You're working fine today.' 'That's the way straight across and fast.' "Well, sir, it was a wonderful sight, that middle-aged man in street clothes and with his flowing whiskers of fiery red, standing out there on that blis tered field, ignoring the taunts and jeers of the crowd, warming up his beloved boy, Amos, who, even then, was a giant and a hurricane pitcher. "When the time for the game began Rusie's father climbed back over the rail. Amos went into the box, with Buckley behind the bat and Louisville was beaten 3 to 0. When the last one of the visitors had been retired Rusie's father jumped back into the field, took Amos by the arm and walked with him to the dressing room. It was a sentimental spectacle, the solicitude of the great pitcher's father for his boy and his pride in the young Hercules' work. "Poor Amos! Had he only stuck by his good old father and ignored the al leged friends who got him to traveling in the broad road that leads to early retirement, not to say disgrace, he might be in the major league today as famous and as popular as is old Cy Young earning $8,000 or $10,000 a year instead of digging ditches, as he is, for $1.75 a day." For the first time since the days in Cincinnati when Tony Mullane used to switch arms and rest one by twirling with t'other, there's an ambidextrous twirler in major league company. His name is Charles Friene and he is a member of Connie Mack's Philadelphia Athletics. Friene first attracted attention as a ball player while pitching for Santa Clara college, the institution which produced Hal Chase, the wonderful first sacker of the New York High landers. Then he broke into the Pa cific Coast league, and a year ago pitched a game for San Jose against the Chicago White Sox, in which said Sox looked like a deck of deuce spots. They secured six scattered hits off the youth who switches arms while pitching. Whenever the opposing team threat ens with a batting rally, Friene just uses the other arm, and it is said that this plan works as effectively as put ting a new pitcher in the box, with the additional advantage that the old one can be reinstated, as there is no rule in baseball that a pitcher can't change back to the arm he had been using. That Friene appears to have a good brand of goods is evidenced by the faot that Manager Connie Mack looked him over for several weeks on the spring training trip and then branded him with a "you'll do." Friene is still with the Athletics. He is the only ambidextrous flinger in the major leagues, and possibly In all leagues. Lajole is hitting the ball harder this spring than he has in several years, and the prediction is made that the big Frenchman will lead the league this year. Lajoie is said to be much lighter than he has been in recent years, and with the worry of handling the team shifted to Jim McGuire's shoulders, he is playing much better ball. What is more, McGuire is not allowing Lajoie to play the hit-and run game as persistently as he used to, thus thandicapping his hitting, for on most occasions he had to hit at a bad ball. Now Lajoie just waits for what he wants and wallops, and ha is getting hits in bunches. liliLftViV~ i^Axoi x*vxiOitto Make Batters Bit Bad Ones, Says *DocM White WUtoSox Sootksow Dodam FftcUaf Chiefly Stady of Battan fWUvWWWoWUWVWWWW By "DOC" WHITE. (Copyright, 1910, by Joseph B. Bowles.) Winning games, from the standpoint of a pitcher, consists in making bat ters hit bad balls, or balls so pitched that it is impossible for the batter to get his full strength behind the swing of his oat. Perhaps the worst mistake a pitcher makes la in trying to strike out bat ters, and scores of games are lost each season by this alone. Control, of course, is the vital element in pitch ing, for ho pitcher can hope for much success unless he can pitch .the ball close to where he wants it to go. Aft er securing control he is quite as bad ly off if he does not know where to pitch the ball. I strive always to keep on equal terms with the batter that is, to pitch the ball over for strikes often enough to keep "out of the hole," for when a-pitcher is compelled to pitch straight balls, and the batter knows he Is compelled to put it over, the bat ter has the pitcher almost at his mercy. Of course a pitcher must study each batter separately, and not only know what the man can do, but what he is likely to do under existing circumstances. Some batters hit well when nothing depends upon it, others are dangerous only when the situa tion is critical. The pitcher must judge the condition of the batters as to excitement or nervousness. A nervous or excitable batter can, when the situation is desperate, be made to hit almost any bad ball that is pitched, and frequently a pitcher can save himself by making such bat %m® "Doc" White. ters hit fly balls, provided the pitcher can keep cool and keep thinking all the while. Young pitchers ought to study pitch ing to the corners of the plate, for such pitching wins. Modern pitching is, I think, more a psychological study than a physical exercise, and curves and speed, while necessary, are not the chief elements in success. The real science of modern pitching lies in "mixing them up" and never pitch ing twice alike to the same batter. 1 have a theory that much of the study of batters is, wasted study. Some pitchers put it down as a hard and faBt rule that a certain batter cannot hit a certain kind of a ball. Then they pitch that kind steadily. Soon the bat ter's weakness is cured and he hits hard. Mixing them up and keeping the batter guessing all the time what is coming pays much better. No bat ter can hit hard and consistently on mixed-up pitching, for he always is off balance when he hits. I try to get batters to hit balls when they are not prepared, and some times is seems to me they are not as successful in hitting balls pitched ex actly where they like best to hit them than on other kinds. They are not expecting the ball to be pitched there, and are tempted into hitting late. Pitching, however, is chiefly the study of batters. No one can tell a young pitcher how he should pitch. He can learn the curves, but the rest he must have' naturally, or work out by hard study and practise. May Get Back to Majors. Two pitchers who made a failure ef their stay with the National last sea son are very apt to be found in fast company next year. They are Tom Hughes and Jesse Tannehill, both of whom are pitching as well in the American association for Joe Cantlllon as they ever did in their careers. Clubs which are, weak in pitchers will not hesitate to give these veterans an other chance if they show good form all season, for they stand a better chance of coming back than some of the youngsters do of making good is fast company. AGAIN Flynn has strengthened the team, of this there's no doubt. Abstein, whom Clarke released, has not done well with the St. Louis Browns, which shows that Clarke knew what he was doing when he cut the German off the Pittsburg pay roll. When Hughle Jennings took his cage of tigers into Philadelphia and turned them loose at Shibe park they spoiled the Athletics' chances of equaling the world's record for number of games won successively. Connie Mack's bunch had annexed 13 straight when the Detroit team reached the Quaker city. They were playing like a house afire and wanted to win seven more to tie the record. Of course they would liked to have had eight and beat the mark. But the wily Jennings had a differ ent idea and when his Tigers were through with the first game the Mack men had suffered the worst defeat of the year for them. Detroit only made 19 hits "Nuff ced." When Providence was in the Na tional league in 1884 the team won 20 straight games, which still stands as the record for big leagues. They won the league championship. Lancaster, In the Atlantic league in 1897, won 21 consecutive games, which Is the minor league record as well as the record for all organized ball. While Philadelphia was piling up victories the St. Louis Browns were doing about as well with defeats. Out of 25 games played the St. Louis bunch, under the leadership of Jack O'Connor, lost 20, won four and tied one. The losses weren't in consecu tive order, however, so the Browns had a little consolation. Back in 1899 in the American asso ciation race the Louisville club lost 26 straight games before they won. You might not believe it in these days of Wagner, Chance, Leach, Adams and Gibson, but in 1890 the Pittsburg team went without a victory for 23 games. In 1906 the Boston American league team lost 20 straight. The first year Detroit won the American league championship, the team started off with more than a dozen losses. So it might be well to suspend judgment for a while to see just how this thing is coming out. One thing is certain, there's going to be an awful hot race in both big leagues, and it will be "dog eat dog" right up to the finish. While we're talking about it, we might point to that battle for first honors between St. Paul and Minneapolis in the Amer ican association. They say the Twin City bugs are actually maniacB. Can you blame them? When the Athletics captured the 1902 championship, the club's infield was Davis, Murphy, Monte Cross and' Lave Cross. Davis is the only one left Boston won the next two years with Lachance, Ferris, Collins and Parent Lachance is gone, Parent is a White Sox Hobe Ferris and Collins are minor leaguers. In 1905 the Athletics again won with the same infield as in 1902. The White Sox were the 1906 winners, with Donahue, IsbeU, Davis, Tannehill and Robe. These have all passed out but Tannehill, who is but a JACK FLYNN MAKES GOOD IN PITTSBURG Fred Clarke's judgment of baseball players has been sus tained. He needed a first baseman to take the place of Abstein, whose use fulness he said had vanished. He looked around, drafted two or three men and tried them out In the spring training. It wasn't long until he se lected Jack Flynn, obtained from St Paul, to hold down the first sack. Flynn has been doing it to the queen's taste. The former captain of the St. Paul bunch not only covers first and the territory that goes with the initial corner, but he is "some punkins" with the stick. Flynn did most everything but pitch on the St Paul team. He may have done that, but there's no record of It in the dope books. First base, how-' ever, was his proper spot, but he was shifted from that position to others to fool the scouts for the big league teams. Clarke heard about him and suspected that St. Paul was covering Flynn up, so he just grabbed him without sending a man out to see him play. JACK FLYNN. substitute on the Sox aggregation. The 1907-08 Tiger infield was com posed of Rossman, Schaefer, O'Leary and Coughlin. All have gone. Tom Jones has Rossman's place, Jim Dele hanty has replaced Schaefer, Cough lin has given way to Moriarity and Owen Bush ousted O'Leary out of the shortstop position. The open season for newspaper men Is here. Two leagues have named the limits to which the pencil-pusher may /go without risking his neck, for the Three "I" league has barred staff pho tographers from the diamond and the Northern association has taken out a copyright on its schedule. If Al Tear ney, budding minor league president, can't wear bells, he'll stay at home. Al got all riled up when Tom Lynch beat him to the idea of keeping staff photogs from interfering with the progress of the national pastime, but he didn't let Lynch's scoop deter him from his noble purpose. Al Issued a pronunciamento to his faithful staff of umps and among the first instructions Is a short but forcible sentence bar ring picture makers from the immedi ate scene of conflict. President Bur ton of the Northern association sprung something new on his circuit when he took Uncle Sam into his confidence in schedule-making. As the games are copyrighted with "all rights reserved," what will happen to the harassed cor respondent when he gives out the score without permission? The death of Patrick Gillespie at his home in Carbondale, Pa., recalls the days when this once famous outfielder of the New York Giants was Idolized by the baseball enthusiasts of Gotham. Columns have been written in the New York newspapers, telling of the ex ploits of this celebrated star player of the Giants who in the 80's was the hero of the Polo grounds, and whose wonderful batting won the pennant for New York in 1888. On that occasion Mr. Gillespie was borne triumphantly from the field on the shoulders of his enthusiastic admirers. The fame of his work on the diamond was nation wide in those days, and no player was in greater demand wbile he was in the zenith of his powers. After his day declined as a star player, he retired from the game altogether. He had many tempting offers from minor leagues, and could have secured a good salary with them, but he would never condescend to play In them. Having achieved glory as a star, he scorned to become a satellite, and re tired to his home in Carbondale, where he went to work in the mines. He will be remembered as one of the great baseball players of the country. Tyrus Cobb doesn't hit in the east as he does in the west. The "great and only" struck out twice at New York in one game and did not hit the ball outside the diamond in three other attempts. NEEDS WORE SEASONING. Pitcher William Lelivelt, who was bought by Detroit from Mobile last season, has been sent by Manager Jennings to Minneapolis to get the rough edgei worn off. IN E Lodge Room MASONIC. BISMARCK LODGE, No. 5, A. F. & A M. Meets first and third Mon davb in each month at Masa hail. A. P. Lenbart, W. M. LouiJ Magin, secretary. TANCRBD COMMANDERY, No. 1, K. T. Meets first and Third Thursdays in each month at Masonic hall. Win. 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