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ißilly Evans Points to Earnshaw as Connie Mack’s Best Pitcher STAR FORTIERS TO .RUNINTOSNACWHEN THEY FACE CUB gAN JJmpire Agrees With McGrawj E That Grove and Walberg j [ Won’t Do Much Good j !only THREE PITCHERS SEEN : Has Great Pitching! c Quartet in Bush, Root, , Carlson, Malone EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the 1 second of Billy Evans* storirs on * the world scries, written espe ! rially for the Bismarck Tribune. * Evans. ‘JO years a famous bis: J league umpire, herein analytes ! * the power of the Macks’ and Cubs' pitchers. j [ By BILLY EVANS j Since pitching has always played a j hio.st important, usually the decisive role, in the world series, it is well that are discuss the relative merits of the Cubs' and Athletics' pitching staffs. Before entering into a discussion of ihc strength and weakness of the two staffs. I desire to comment on a Statement recently made by Manager John McGraw of the Giants. It was to the effect that National League outhpaws had much trouble in Winning from Chicago and that the . Philadelphia left-hander, would be pertain to strike the same '-nag. In pther words, if Connie Mack was junking on Grove and Wi.lbcrq to urn back the Cubs, he was almost : certain to be disappointed. | kl value highly the opinion of Me- > raw. He knows his baseball. There 3no better student of the game. If iiicGraw has the right slant on the | dtuation. the Mackmen are going to , find the going more than rough in their attempt to keep the world's shampionship in the American i League. | ♦ * * B Depends on Earnshaw t While l have no idea as to Connie j Mack’s intentions as to his world i series pitching, it is my thought that ; ■>ie will put the burden of winning up j ,o his tall right-hander. George Earn- j ?haw, and his two great southpaws.! .Tube Walberg and Leflv Grove. True, j Viack has Eddie Rommel, leading cx- , lonent of the knuckle ball, the aged | Jack Quinn of spitball fame, and the youngsters Shores in reserve, but I ; if he has the slightest inten- ; fcion cf starting any one other than i Kjho "Dig Three.” Grove. Earnshaw ’Hnd Walberg. It wouldn't surprise I Nne if they faced the Cubs m just that -fjrder. McGraw says Connie Mack will be of luck if he is depending on his Southpaws to stop the Cubs. Natu rally the wily McGraw has reasons ,Ho back up that opinion. In Hubbell .-And Walker he has two of the best Qouthpaws in the game and they have triad only mediocre success against the 3ubs. The records of the National 1 League show him that almost all good Uouthpaws have had their troubles Rvlnning from Chicago. In conclusion, me is able to offer a most convincing i argument why the Cubs have been bx)ison for National League southpaws find should prove equally tough for Mack's two left-handed aces. It is Ek fact that the Chicago team, if it so /desires, can present an array of right tiianded batters starting with the pcadoff man and ending with the fiitcher, without a single break. tjv * * * f Grove. Walberg Worried <1 It is well known in baseball that ’’light-handers make trouble for south ■ pitching. Batters who hit from *>he left side of the plate as a rule are j ;hoicc delicacies for southpaws. Mc- thinks Grove and Walberg arc iilue for several stormy sessions be ll rausc the Chicago lineup, made up jtf McMillan. English. Hornsby. Wil fgon. Cuyly. Stephenson. Tolson. Tay or and a right-handed hitting pitch er. is enough to make plenty of woe l*or any left-hander, f There is a possibility that John Mc 3raw’s prediction as to the inability hf southpaws to beat Chicago will (some true and then there is more chan a remote possibility that it will ho wrong. If you are willing to take | ny word for it. Lefty Grove and Rube fValberg are not the ordinary run-of- Tte-mlne southpaws. These two port | iders are standouts in the American J .league, with far more than the ordi * lary amount of stuff. I can think of ■.jo left-hander in the National League Oho compares with cither Grove or Cyalberg as to speed, w • xo combat this, one might say that Jjhe National League Is a curve ball raague, that its batters dote on speed. ITO which I merely add that neither ijrove nor Walberg are lacking as to f iorves. No pitcher in baseball throws f»* more deceptive curve ball than f ‘Rube” Walberg and Grove is net I ar behind. f If there is one feature that is lack <T6g in the assortment of these two fjgeat pitchers, It might be the lack WU a deceptive change of pace. How- Sgver, it is hard to hit what you can’t wee and when Grove and Walberg are Cu/ning on their full speed, any bat fser. left or right-handed, has some thing to think about. * * * 1' George Is Dependable 1f In George Earnshaw, the Cubs will Thee a great right-hander. To my JVay of thinking, Earnshaw has not tjbt reached the top of his game. At I'imes his control falters and gets him Into trouble, but when right he is 9 «ad business. Give Earnshaw another jymr** experience and he will be a fltandout, provided you believe he is al trtlle shy of that class at present. fffcnM*- — has more speed than any ftamlsr that has broken into the KnUm League since the days of The same goes for Sfijtffc in comparison with Rube m If ihc (Me can hit speed, they are Hpp Ip fl§t plenty to swing at. But Barashaw, Grove and fIHHRR 'Rn he ecrvlng some snappy ■gßl* Rm edification of the Cubs. insist the Athletics Bgflßlpilad edge os to pltA- Hp7i mm to mm pmt to the WORLD SERIES SCHEDULE INTERFERES WITH MACK’S NAPPING Figures In North Dakota Stadium Anniversary Program • • v*... • " ■PPHStoT W mm: ■ v.. :v'.‘ * CAp action at Memorial oj.E. | '" r — "" "| martin ' JJy Grand Forks, N. D., Sept. 28 —Serv ices celebrating the third anniversary of the dedication of North Dakota's Memorial Stadium are to be held next Friday night, Oct. 4. when the Flickcrtails piay Haskell Indians here in ihc football ‘ battle of the century.” Five men, well known in the North west. are to be featured on the anni versary program which has been ar ranged by Jack Stewart, manager of the Stadium drive. Ralph Budd, and G. R. Martin, president and vice president, respec tively. of the Great Northern Railway, will make short talks before the game m the Stadium. They will be intro duced by J. E. Davis, president of the North Dakota State Board cf Admin Pape Is Charged With Proffessionolism contrary. The Cubs have a well- j balanced pitching staff that has been i able to win. about as it pleased, over the rest of the opposition in the Na tional League. Possibly the Cub staff is a bit top heavy with right-handers and would offer more deception if it had a standout southpaw to mix in with its right-handers. Smart south- 1 paw pitching troubles the Athletics. Walter Miller of our Cleveland club i always gives the Athletics a tough i battle and several of the left-handed batters in the Mackian lineup find his slow stuff the rankest sort of poison. * * * M’Carthy Has Quartet In Bush, Root. Carlson and Malone, Joe McCarthy will be able to offer a pitching « vtct that should prove most troublesome, even to the Ath- j letics, who boast an even .300 batting j average against Americati League | pitching. Four great right-handers i all owning a deceptive curve, which. | when properly pitched, causes plenty of woe for free swingers like A 1 Sim mons. Bing Miller. Jimmy Foxx. Sam my Hale and others, including the left-handed strength. There is little to choose between the pitching. Despite the admitted strength of Mack's staff, don't let any one influence you in thinking the Cubs arc anything other than similar class. NEXT: Hornsby. Giants Gaining On Pirate Clan Pittsburgh Only Two Games Ahead of McGraw Men, With One Week Remaining (By The Associated Press! The baseball stage was left vacant yesterday except for the performances at Philadelphia and St. Louis. The Phillies defeated the Braves by 11 to 5 in the first clash of a three-game series, cementing their [position in fifth place, and the Car dinals made it two straight over the j broken Pirates by 4 to 2. The Pittsburgh defeat left the Buc [ caneers only two games ahead of the ; Giants, with a week of the season to go. The other National League clubs were not scheduled, and all of the American League entries remained idle because of the funeral services of Miller Huggins in New York. Mickey and Ace Sign (or Big Go Fight to Be Staged at Wrigley Field Oct. 29 by Doyle and Hoffman Los Angeles, Sept. 28.— iffy-' The middleweight championship of the world was placed at stake yesterday by Mickey Walker, who signed to meet Ace Hudklns, the Nebraska Wildcat, at Wrigley field here Oct. 29 in a 10- round bout to a decision. With the formalities of contract signing completed yesterday, the champion and contender announced plans for training activities to get under way at once. The contract gives the usual 47 >4 per cent of the net receipts to the defending champion. Hudklns will re ceive 12 4 per cent as his share. Jack Doyle, local promoter, and Ancil Hoff man, gas Francisco, art staging tha | istration. Governor George F. Shaf ! cr and Joseph Chapman, president of : the L. 8. Donaldson company, Minne apolis. are scheduled to talk at a mass meeting uptown before the crowd congregates at the Stadium. Budd and Martin, who have both been friendly to the university, will make their speeches over the new | university loudspeaker which proved so popular with the fans at the initial i tootball game this season with St. Mary’s. Directors of the Stadium corpora tion. Dr. M. B. Ruud, Philip B. Bangs, J. W. Wilkerson and Fred L. Good man. Grand Forks; John M. Hancock, New York City; Arthur L. Netcher. Fessenden, and Walter Schlcsser, Re Sensational lowa Halfback Is Said to Have Played for Money During 1927 WILL NOT COMPETE TODAY Eligibility of Alan Holman, Ohio State, Approved by Big Ten Committee Chicago, Sept. 28. —(A*) —The dust of the ‘‘housecleaning” program at the University of lowa, which the Hawk eyes hope will restore them to un questioned good standing in the Big Ten. today was plainly noticeable. lowa authorities were investigating information forwarded by Major John L. Griffith. Big Tern athletic com missioner, charging Oran Pape, sen sational halfback, with having par- | ticipated in a professional game in i 1927. The information, contained in I a letter to E. H. Lauer. director of I athletics at lowa, said Pape played j with a Galena <IU.> team against ai Darlington <Wls.» eleven. 1 Coach Burton Ingwerson of lowa j removed Pape's name from the list of j eligibles for today's opener against Carroll college. He expressed the be- j lief that the athlete would be able to clear himself. ! Reports that the charges had their source at the University of Wisconsin w r ere denied by George Little, director of athletics, and J. F. A. Phyre. presi dent of the Wisconsin athletic council. While Pape's status was being at tacked the Big Ten committee on athletics verified the eligibility of Alan Holman for another year of competition at Ohio state university. Big Ten Is Having Dress Rehearsal Michigan, Wisconsin and Indi ana Have Doublsheaders; lowa Has Contest Chicago. Sept. 28.—(A*)—The 1929 version of Western Conference foot ball today was In the dress rehearsal stage, with four institutions sending cut their teams for preliminary test ing by minor opponents. Three teams had ambitious pro grams for the afternoon, Michigan, Wisconsin and Indiana facing double headers. while lowa had one contest on its bill. The Wolverines had Al bion college and Mt. Union of Alli ance. Ohio, as their adversaries. Sixty-five thousand state high school students were to attend the games as guests of the athletic association. Wisconsin’s chore was a set of bat tles against South Dakota State col lege and Rlpon (Wis.,) college. Coach Thistlethwaite had two teams and their reserves ready; and planned to permit each player to get Into only one of the games. A traditional foe was on Indiana's program, the little giants of Wabash who have had a place on Hoosier schedules for many years. Ohio unit verslty of Athens, Ohio, was the com petition in the second game. Coach Burt Ingwerson ot lowa had a veteran lineup ready for the Inva sion of Carroll college, Waukesha, jWto. • Activity in the other six camps was limited to scrimmages against reserve |and freshman teams. | Wisconsin will have M ooUegs foot [ban gamat thto year. THE BISMARCK TRIBUNE, SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 28, 1929 gina. Can., are all expected to be here for the anniversary game with the In dians. Mr. Hancock is now on a hunt ing trip in the C.madian Rockies but he has written that this will be ter minated so that he may be present. People from all parts of North Da kota will be on hand for the Haskell battle, and an additional influx will come from Northern Minnesota. Last fall some 8.000 fans jammed their way through the Stadium portals to see the Homecoming football feame, but it is expected that this mark will be eclipsed by 2,000 when the Indians ar rive. A special train is coming from Far go for tiic occasion and special rates of fare and one-third have been se cured on railroads in the state. mfp: [MAJOR. ISK X^LEAPmSISI/ (Including Games of Sept. 27) (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) National Ratting O'Doul, Phillies, .394. Runs—Hornsby, Cubs, 148. Homers—Ott. Giants, 42, Klein. Phillies, 42. 1 Stolen bases—Cuyler, Cubs, j 40. ' Pitching—Bush, Cubs, won 18, lost 0. . American ! Ratting—Simmons. Athletics, i .371. ; Runs—(,'ehringer. Tigers. 129. , Homers—Ruth. Yanks. 46. 1 Stolen bases—Gehringer, Ti gers. 26. Pitching Grove. Athletics, won 20, lost 5. Cooke Clings to |: Slender But Lead Americus Polli, Saint Hurler, Is < Replaced by Campbell, Teammate Chicago, Sept. 28.—(A*) —With op portunities for increasing batting av erages reduced to a matter of four days. Dusty Al Cooke. St. Paul, clung to his slender lead over Tony Cucci nello. Columbus, in the struggle for the American association individual batting title. Averages which include Wednes day's games gave the Staint slugger a mark of .363, with the Senator sensa tion four points behind at .330. Marty Callaghan, another Columbus sticker, was a point behind Cuceinello. Oth er regulars following Cooke, Cuccl nello and Callaghan were: RosenfeM, Toledo. .332; O. Miller. Milwaukee, .345; Grigsby.* Kansas City, 343; Tuck er. Kansas City, .343; Seeds. Kansas City. .342; Simmons. Louisville, .341; Rogell. St. Paul. .339. Bubbles Hargrave, manager of the second place Saints, had a mark of .369. but had been at bat only a little more than half as many times as i Cooke. The Balnts appeared certain of the team batting championship, finishing the week with a mark of .807, the same as a week ago. Toledo-re mained second with .299, also the same as last week's average. Americus Polli, St. Paul’s leading pitcher, still had the largest collec tion of victories, 22, but had dropped nine, and was topped in the percent age column by his teammate, Archie Campbell, who had won 14 games and lost three. The strikeout leadership remained the property of John Bril heart or Minneapolis, who had fanned 131. Indianapolis assumed the team fielding leadership, breaking a tie with the champion Kansas City Blues. The Indians had fielded tor an av erage of .988, while the Blues had amassed an average of .986. The Toledo Mud Hens clicked off IS double plays during the week and brought their total to 196 for an un assailable margin ova* Milwaukee, which was seoond with 183. Other leaders: Runs batted In Cooke, St. Paul, 144. Runs Chapman, 8L Paul, 111. Hits—Cuednello, Columbus, 228. To tal bases—Chapman, it. Paul. Ml Home runs—Cooks, St. Paul, M. Triples ■ ■Kuhrt, Kansas City. 94. Stolen h—m—Umpar, IHmi—pnl|« || ( CONNIE RELIGIOUSLY FOLLOWS SET DAILY SCHEDULE IN SEASON Athletics’ Manager Sleeps in Tower Office From 2:45 P.M. to 3:15 HAS LUNCH BEFORE GAME Formerly Entered Press Cato, but Not Since Sale of Se ries Tickets Opened Philadelphia. Sept. 28. 'VF* lt's pretty well understood out around Shibe park that this World Series fracas between the Athletics and Cubs is going to break in on Connie Mack's regular napping hour. Newspaper men who have the run of Mack's tower offices at the ball park have known the veteran man ager’s dally routine for years, hence they can foresee how the series will interfere with his sleep. Every day during the home games Mack leaves for the ball park at 10:30 a. m. Formerly he would enter through the press gate, but not now. This is World Beries ticket time so he dodges through a side entrance, slips along the catwalk over a boiler room and reaches the iron stairway leading to the tower unobserved. Every afternoon at 2:43 p. m. the 65-year-old manager takes a nap on a red leather couch in his office suite. But at 3:15. 15 minutes before game time, he awakens, has a sandwich and a glass of milk, then goes to the club house and prepares his lineup. From there he takes his place on the bench, gets his famous wig-wag glng scoreboard in working order and directs the play. A small black note book in a vest pocket is part of the equipment carried to the bench. In it Mack jots down every player’s weakness, and he can tell you why Brown can't hit a high ball inside or why Jones goes better to his right side for ground balls than to his left. Northern Normal Scores Once and Beats Jim Squad Drotsoltuyt, Aberdeen's Now Halfback, Stars in 6 to 0 Encountsr Aberdeen. 8. D., Sept. 28. Showing a burst of power early in the first quarter. Northern Normal yes terday scored a 6 to 0 victory over Jamestown college. Jamestown kicked to Northern as the game started. Dresselsuys and Marquis of Northern made it first down and Marquis then carried the ball over for the only score of the contest. The remainder of the game was slow and uninteresting with Northern having a decided edge in offensive play. The entire first half was played within Jamestown's 40-yard line. The Wolves reached the two-yard line several times, only to have James town brace and hold. Dresselsuys of Aberdeen was the individual star. Playing his first col lege game, he made several long runs from scrimmage and made long gains on running back punts. The contest was the first this year for both teams and the playing was ragged. Fumbles were frequent. Ab erdeen made 14 first downs to five for Jamestown. Penalties cost Aber deen 70 yards while Jamestown lost 35 yards by penalties. The lineups: Northern PesiUon Jamestown Doney le Weber Hansen re Reidllnger H. Black It Reidllnger Johnson rt Jensen Sipes lg Reick Matticc rg Relste Bell c Coons Blake qb Pointen Dresselsuys lh ' Hall Marquis rh Erck Finnegan (c) fb Larret First downs Northern 13, James town 4. First downs on passes North ern 4, Jamestown 2. Yards from scrimmage Northern 273, Jamestown 93. Penalties Northern 75 yards, Jamestown 35 yards. Boston Gob Half Of Next Battle Jack Sharkay's Knockout Vic tory Over Loughran Civet Him the Chance New York, Sept. M.-i*)—Jack Sharkey s spectacular knockout victory over Tommy Loughran has estab lished the Boston Gob aa one-half of the next "Battle of the Century," to be held, possibly, in Miami, Fla., next March. Bo strong was Sharkey's position among the heavyweights that Madison Square Garden announced he would not be used during the win ter eliminations when he is to be pitted against the oustanding heavy weight available. This "outstanding heavyweight” the Garden hopes to find winter from among Loughran, Phil Scott of England, Jimmy Maloney of Boston, Tufty Griffith of Sioux City. lowa, Otto Yon Porat of Chicago, and may others who may want to share in the bin. * Present plans are to —*-*-** Lough ran against either Rsott, Maloney or Yen Porat at the Oardon Nov. 31 Griffith already has been booked to meet an unssisotod opponent at the Oardon Nov. 13. orlq<Serfes StarjA j GEORGE EARNSHAW 1 Ocorge Earnshaw. star right-hand-, er of the Philadelphia Athletics, plays much the same role in the American 1S League as does Malone in the Na cost Connie Mack 885,000 in real money and is worth every cent He is the*nearest approach to Wal ter Johnson that the American League in the last Also boasts a good curve and a fair ; change of pace .... Was the first ; major league pitcher to win 20 games this year .... Due to the many ' right-handed batters in the Cubs’ j lineup, may be selected as Mack's j starting pitcher .... Is Inclined to be a trifle wild, which at times j tends to lessen his effectiveness .... When he is getting them over the plate and is ahead of the batter, there Is no tougher pitcher in the majors to beat .... When right, his speed Is blinding .... There is an old baseball axiom that you can't hit what you can’t see Like Grove, Mack's great southpaw. Earn shaw received his baseball training under Jack Dunn at Baltimore. . . . Was ready for the majors several years before he finally got his chance, due to the fact that Dunn regarded him as a good investment at Balti more in his quest for International League pennants. THUMPING CANZONERI FISTS STOP DRIVE OF EDDIE MACK Denver’s Bidder for Lightweight Title Sprains Ankle, Is Knocked Out FIGHT STOPPED IN EIGHTH Westerner Fights Gamely and Civet the Former Feather Champ Trouble Chicago. Sept. 28.— (IP)— Thumping fists of Tony Canaoneri. former feath erweight champion, have thrust back the bid of Eddie Mack. Denver, for the right to challenge for the world's lightweight championship. Mack, rated as one of the best light weight prospects the west had pro duced in years, became a technical knockout victim of the New York Italian in the eighth round of the main bout in the Chicago stadium last night. Mack's chances of over coming the former featherweight ruler were wrecked almost as soon as the fight started, when he sprained his right ankle. He fought gamely and managed to give Canzoneri trouble with his left, but could not withstand the easterner's assault in the later rounds. The bout was stopped in the eighth after a right to the jaw had dropped Mack for a nine count, Referee Phil Collins halting the bout to save the westerner needless punishment. A crowd of more than 11,000 paid $38,000 to see the card. • Governor Shafer Will See Series Five Governors From Middle Western States to See the Contests nt Chicago Chicago. Sept. 28.—(AP>—Governors of five middlewestem states will wit- ness the Wrigley field instalments of the world series. President William L. Veeck, of the Cubs, has approved the applications for tickets made by the following state chief executives: Harry Leslie. In diana; Louis L. Emmerson. Illinois; Walter Kohler, Wisconsin; George F. Shafer. North Dakota; and Clyde M. Reed, Kansas. * Fights Last Night j (By the Associated Press) Chicago—Tony Canzoneri, New York, stopped Eddie Mack. Denver (8). Johnno Datto, Cleveland, defeated Benny Base, Philadelphia, font (4). Jackie Brady, Syracuse. N. Y„ out pointed Boxie Allen, Camden, N. * Ml). Paul Pirrone, Cleveland, outpointed Joe Bezenah, Cincin nati (8). Columbus, Ohio—lrish Jacldo Duff. Louisville, Ky„ and Jim mie Reed. Columbus, drew (18). Toledo—Babe Keller, Toledo, outpointed Soldier Dombrowski. Detroit (18). Denver, Colo.—Mickey Cohen, Denver, outpointed Mike Vas -Ques. El Paw (18).* Hollywood, Cal. Newsboy Brown, Lea Angeles, outpointed Ernie Peters, Chicago (18). Waterloo, la.—Buster MeUinl. Chicago, outpointed . Homer Bherllan, Sioux City (8). LIBERTY STOPS RUDDY Grand Perks. Sept. 23.—<av-Urban Liberty, Minneapolis, stopped Juddy Ruddy. Grand Perks. In the first round of a boning match hern PAT MALONE Pat Malone, serving his second year under the big tent, is perhaps the most impressive member of the Chi acago pitching is a good six feet and weighs in the neighborhood of would be expected, such a physique makes for a fast make his stuff all the more decep tive. Malone has a vsv'v* sizzling curve that is in keeping with his swift . . . . Swift being Nick Altrock's name for the hard one or fast ball Failure to take baseball seriously kept Malone in the minors at least three years after he demonstrated he had enough stuff to win in the majors . . . . John McGraw had him in 1922, paying SSOOO to Knoxville of the Appalachian League for his services . . . . Two years on option caused McGraw to decide Malone just wouldn’t be a big leaguer He was too much of a playboy to suit the Giants’ leader That was in 1924 and he was sold to Min neapolis. ... He commuted be tween Minneapolis. Shreveport and Des Moines for five years Two great years in the minors caused the Chicago management to decide he was ready to take his baseball ser iously .... For two years he has convinced seven other National League clubs of that fact. Dempsey Asked to Put McCann, Tony On Chicago Shows Promoter F. J. Smith Has Con fidence in Two Leading North Dakota Hoavies Promoter F. J. Smith has confi dence in the two heavyweights he has sipied for a 10-round North Da kota title bout here Oct. 17, Jack Mc- Cann, Sanger, and Tony Brown, Bis marck. Smith, who attempted to promote a card in the Sesqui stadium, Phila delphia, last summer with Jack Dempsey as one of the main go fea tures, has written to the former heavyweight champion asking him to give the two North Dakota heavy weights a chance in Chicago. Jack Dempsey now is promoter at the Chicago Coliseum. McCann's biggest claim to fame is the fact that he blacked one of Dempsey's eyes when the latter was training for his second fight with Gene Tunney, then champion. Mc- Cann was Dempsey's chief sparring partner. McCann fought Pierre Charles, champion of Belgium and rated to day as one of the 10 best heavy weights in the world, in the semi windup of the Tom Heeney-Jack Sharkey fight in Madison Square Garden, New York City, Jan. 13, 1928. He also met Yale Okun, an other prominent heavyweight, and Mike Mandell, Minneapolis star. You no doubt remember Jack Mc- Cann, Smith said in his letter to the Monassa Mauler. He is very good now and this boy Tony Brown also is a comer. He has been fighting around here for a year and putting them away in a round. I would like to get them on one of your shows in December. This Tony Brown weighs around 190 and he should develop into a mighty fine heavy weight. Smith also told Dempsey that he still is thinking about a Philadelphia fight, probably next summer, in which the former world’s heavy weight champion will be used. Bison, Cobbers Set (or Battle North Dakotans Civon Slight Edge, Though Thoro Is Little to Choose Fargo, N. D., Sept. 28.—<*»>—Coaches of the state agricultural college and Concordia college football teams yes terday drilled their light, swift backs for starting duty in the opening foot ball game here today. Clear weather today followed two days of rain and tha field Is expected to be in fair condition, giving speedy backs an opportunity to show their staff. The Bison have been a slight favor ite but dopesters admit there is little to choose between the two teams on the basis of pre-season dope. Concordia will have 16 lettermen in the contest while the Bison will be experimenting with a number of sonhomores. Intercity rivalry between the two teams promises a record opening crowd for Bison home games. FIRST BALL DIAMOND Maj.-Oea Abner Doubleday, in ventor of the great national pastime, laid out the first baseball diamond at Cooperstpwn, N. Y., in 1839. 'STANDINGS 1 I OF THE ! kCLUBS'j AMERICAN LEAGUE Standings Won Lost Pet Philadelphia 101 45 ra New York 87 GJ Cleveland 78 G 853 i St. Louis 76 70 521 Washington 69 78 I 6» Detroit 67 81 AT,.i Chicago 5G 90 og, B <> stt >n 55 <JS ;- J6/ I Games Yesterday All games canceled, ..ccsunt Hus gin.i funeral. NATIONAL LEAGUE Standings Won Lost Pel. 1 Chicago 94 50 65:-’ I Pittsburgh 84 63 571 New York 81 64 .559 St. Louis 75 71 ,5M Philadelphia 68 80 450 Brooklyn G 7 81 ‘454 Cincinnati 63 83 43j Boston 54 94 .365 Games Yesterday R H r Boston 5 10 i Philadelphia 11 14 n Leveret t. Perry. Delaney and Spohrer; Kottpal and Davis. F. H E Pittsburgh 2 7 2 St. Louis 4 ft 1 Braine and Hemslcy; Frankliousc, Johnson and Jonnard. Others not scheduled. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION Standings Won Lost Pet. Kansas City 110 54 .671 St. Paul 10! 62 .629 Minneapolis 87 77 540 Indianapolis 76 88 4«3 Columbus 75 89 457 Louisville 74 88 .457 Milwaukee 67 98 403 Toledo 65 99 .393 Games Yesterday R H E Toledo 6 13 3 Milwaukee 7 11 I Welland and Devormer; Eddleman, Temple, Strelccki and McMenemy. R H F Indianapolis 1 7 0 St. Paul 2 9 2 (til innings* Jonnard and Riddle; Campbell and Fenner. R H K Columbus 1 s 1 Kansas City 7 15 | Miller. Jablonowski and Devine; Sheehan, Murray and Peters, Angley. R H E Louisville 8 ll 1 Minneapolis 10 15 0 Williams. Wilkinson and Thomp son; Morgan, Dumont and McMullen. Fonseca Gaining On Idle Simmons Cleveland First Sacker Piets Up Five Points; Tom Zachary Still Is Unbeaten Chicago, Sept. 28.—(/P»—While Al Simmons of the Athletics rested his bludgeon to prepare for the world series. Lew Fonseca of Cleveland was busy gaining on him in the race for the American league batting cham pionship during the past week. In 25 official trips to the plate, the Indian first baseman made 12 hits and lifted his batting mark for the season from .362 to .367. unofficial av erages, Including Wednesday's games, show. Simmons participated in but three games, batted 10 times and hiked his average one point to .370. Jimmy Foxx, Philadelphia first baseman who was tied for second place with Fonseca last week, also paid for championship Inactivity, his average dropping three points to .359. Other leaders failed to make much headway toward the top. They and their unofficial averages are: Manush, St. Louis, .355; Lasaerl, New York. .353; Combs. New York. .345; Ruth, New York. J 44; Alexander, De troit, .340; E. Miller. Philadelphia, .338, and Gehringer. Detroit. .33!. Tom Zachary of the Yankees kept marching on with an undefeated rec ord in the pitching race, winning an other game for an even dozen victor ies. Lefty Grove, the recognized leader, started but one game and didn’t finish that so held his record of 20 victories and five losses. No changes of importance were no ticed among the other leaders. De troit dropped two points in team bat ting but held the lead with a .297 mark, two points better than Phila delphia and Cleveland, tied for sec ond place, while the Athletics lead in team fielding with a J 75 mark, me point more than St. Louis. Sim mons held his lead in the depart ment of hits, and hits for most total bases. He has collected 207 blows, which have been good for 388 bases, and Is tied flth Babe Ruth of the Yankees In driving In runs each hav ing pushed 146 across. Gehringer of Detroit tops tbs field In individual runs scored with 138 and In stolen bases with 36; Lefty Grove Is far ahead of the field with his 188 strikeouts, while Cleveland turned in nine double (days during the wees for a leading total of 187. The Hawthorne gold cup, a mile and a quarter, worth $35,000, will be decided at the Hawthorne trade at Chicago. Oct. 7. CITIES SERVICE OIL tai GREASE "ONCE—ALWAYS" M. B. GILMAN CO.