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Again After Short Drive Wild Bill" Gets Home 4 « I o ti \ o. •V; # s s. »] ihk-P Garrett Would Spread Himself to Receive His Pet. BUI Croaeh Wakes a Home Run. "Wild Bill" Crouch is home again. Fill blew in yesterday afternoon with bis upconditlnnal release from the S'. Louis Americans. The only ex planation given Bill was that he had not enough experience. Of course there are few baseball men in this town who will put their experience tip against Jack (VCon ner's. but those of them who know something about the game and th" men who play if declared today that Crouch had not been given a square deal by the St. Louis hunch In his first game with the team, which bv the way. was the first big league game he ever pitched Bill allowed but six hits and saved his team a defeat. Through fright, perhaps, he bungled three, hut all In all Crouch Is given credit for having worked well. Bill is home again, but it is not. likely that he will remain here since getting a look in big company. It is understood that several Tri-State managers are after him and If the terms can be made satisfactory Bill will accept. It is not likely that he will pitch for duPont again, although Man ager Garrett would be glad to play him again The Washington Times says of the game in which BUI worked: "Washington showed aome of its old ability to whack a faltering pitch er when It Jumped on Crouch In the fourth inning for three uplifting sin gles. tip to that time and for the rest of the game Crouch pitched mighty creditable ball for a man mak ing his bow In major league, hut he wobbled In the fourth. Passes to Gessler and McBride, a sacrifice by Kllllfer, scratch hit by Unglaub. whole-souled single to left by Street and swat to center by Milan brought 3£J a 9 a ■ ■ H ■ H N ■ W I aw a Y 1 H. W. Varidever Co., BICYCLES Ease Ball Suits and Supplies General Sporting Goods The Only Exclusive Sporting Goods Store in the State □ 809 Market Street PE hi IM SYLVAN I A R AI LROAD SPECIAL ONE-DAY EXCURSIONS Ocean City, m Tolchester Beach Rehoboth, Del Atlantic Oily WILMINGTON From August 4 ahd 18 .25 trip SPECIAL TRAIN leaves 6.25 A. M RETURNING, Leaves Ocean City 4.40 P. M. August 10, 24 and September July 20, August 3 and 17 ROUND $1.00 SPECIAL TRAIN leaves 8.07 A. M, RETURNING, Steamer leaves Tolchester 4.00 P. M. July 21, August 11 and 2 $ $1.50 $1.25 trip ROUND ROUND TRIP TRIP ROUND SPECIAL TRAIN leaves 7.00 A. M. RETURNING, Leaves Atlantic City (Georgia Ave.) 5.45 P. M. SPECIAL TRAIN leaves 6.25 A. M RETURNING, Leaves Rehoboth 5.40 P. M. TICKETS GOOD ONLY ON SPECIAL TRAIN IN EACH DIRECTION I f. R. WOOD, Passenger Traffic Manager. GEO. W. BOYD, General Passenger Agent. in three runs. It was a refreshing spectacle to behold our bold athletes brutally Jumping upon the verdant Crouch and temporarily demolishing him. But, dear friends, after that there was nothing doing until the eighth inning, when Unglaub walked, went to second on Street's sacrfllce, third on Johnson's grounder to New nan and safe on Wallace's fumble of Lellvelt's grounder after the rain had slopped up the ground." BEGIN FIGHT AGAINST LYNCH By United Press Leased Special Wire. NRW YORK. July 14.—If, la under stood In baBchall circles today that Charles Rbbets of the Brooklyn club of the National League will oppose the re-elec I ion of President Thomas J. Lynch at the December meeting Ehbets will nominate John M. Ward again and Is said to have declared that the lawyer will receive six of the eight votes east. CATHOLIC LEAGUE MEETS TONIGHT The Catbolip League will meet to The resignation of Mr. Mur phy will be acted on and five muddled games will he considered by thu officials. All the team managers urged to attend night. are BATTERS NEED PLENTY OF NERVE Stand Up to the Plate if You Expect to Hit the Ball WHEN IN SLUMP START THE CHOPPING Confidence, nerve and good eyesight are essential for success In batting. A man should go up to the plate with the idea that he is bound to hit. -ie should give the pitcher credit for having something, and be prepared to match his own clev erness against 4t. It takes nerve to stand up against the ball and steo Into It, but that Is what a batsman must show. The minute you begin to pull away,, the pitcher known that ne has something on you, and likely im When a man lets a fast one go by his head without winking, however. and stands up looking the pitcher in the eye, It gives him something 'on his oppo nents. If the man on the mound wastes one at your head. Just get out of the way and edge a little closer to the plate to show him that such tactics aren't going to worry you. Then ho will pitch ball and you will get a good one next time Every one that Is wide Is a ball against the pitcher and benefits you that much. Some batsmen make a mistake In trying to get the pitcher In a hole all the Mme. It Is best to slam the first good one when there are men on bases. The system, how ever. might not always work out. It Is a case of a man's Judgment, many times, but It seems that as you only can hit one any way. It might Just as well be the first one that comes where you like not he will get you. If There are many things to be consid ered In batting; The score, the stage of the game, the number of men on bases and so on through a long cahpler. No batsman can be thinking of himself alone, for the principal object In baseball is to win games and not to fatten up hattfffg averages. There are lots of teams that make a pile of hit*, bul few runs. Bunt ing Is a fine thing to get one's eye on the ball One must meet them squarely to hunt, end It helps to train one to follow the course of the sphere all the up. When In a slump chopping et the ball also benefits. wh y NEWSY DOINGS OF THE ''SEMI'S'' Saturday will be a busy day In the Semi-Professional League. —(SI— Tremont and Peerless will fight In one. and Madison and Highland in the other. —181— Madison has recovered from Jhelr Saturday beating and will be strong after Highland as two defeats would mean third place for them. These 1 two games will be played at New I port, each of the teams will leave on the 1 45 p m. car as It is impossible to play two games if the 2 15 car Is taken Neither team is a favorite at i Newport, and the best team wilt have all the supporters. -(B) Newport Is due to travel to Land i 11th. They want this game bad for they are afraid of getting stuck to the sixth position. Landlith is con fident as the game Is to be played on their grounds and all the "cracks" are expected hack for Saturday. -(Si Peerless and Tremont will play at the Trinity grounds. Twenty-fifth and Monroe streets. The people In that vicinity are anxious to see Tremont work and this will be the first and very likely the last time, they can be accommodated. The game Is trans ferred for the public's benefit. —IS)— Tremont will be on hand strong as ever and think It will surely be two more In the "smile" column for them. -(B) Peerless, with new life. Is pulling strong and the Wanderers may sur prise those College boys. It Is said Peerless has a crack pitcher for of the games and he has got no love fo(j Tremont. ...... —(S)— None of the managers have their bat teries picked as yet They will be given tomorrow night. ! ADDITIONAL SPORTS PAGE 8 FOUR DAYS OF CLASSY RACING Entry List Shows Many Fast Horses Entered for Meet Here The entries for the four day#' rac ing of the Delaware Horse Show As sociation to begin next Tuesday after noon at VVawaset Park number 173. There will be three events each after noon. Special events for Delaware horses have been arranged for the first and concluding afternoons of the races. Thest* will be the 2.40 class puce and the 2.40 class trot in each of which a purse of $160 will be of fered. In all of the other races a purse of $300 Is to be given. On Tuesday afternoon the classes will be: The 2.40 pace. 2.16 pace and the 2,80 trot. On Wednesday the 2.22 trot, 3.14 trot, 2.19 pace. Thursday af ternoon the 2.20 trot, free-for-all trot and pace and 2.25 pace. Friday after noon the 2.26 trot, 2.18 trot and the 2.40 trot. Among the horses entered are Out i law, trained by H. Davis, of Cadman, und Derby Boy. owned by George White, of Lansdale. Pa. R. T. C., 2.14 1-4. owned by W. B. Biggs, of Middletown, one of the fast horses of his stables, and well known here from recent performances; Col onel Wallace, 2.16 1-4. owned by H. T. Wallace, of this city; Guy Rector, 2.16 1-4, owned by Herman Tyson, and Di rect Tone, 2.13 1-4, owned by J. J. Ryan, of Cheater. All of them will be I after the first money, for there is lit tle danger that they will beat their record on the half mile track here and some of the last mentioned ones may win. HONG OURSELVES Being News and Views ol Die New Castle County league. Wilmington's Original Professional ■Baseball Organlzalioa. By Dave Nifty, eh? 0—0—0 We've got more hopefuls. 0—0—0 "Bill Orou''*. * young fellow from the Sue 'em for libel, Garrett. 0 — 0—0 country." Sounds like a raw deal for Crouch. 0—0—0 O'Conner flunked when he found he ddn'l have a Matthewson. o—o—o Well, this town isn't big enough for "Wild Bill." Hear that 0-J)—0 Athletics bit the crack Mr. Lake yes terday for twelve safeties and beat him on*, but Lake is yet a big man with O'Conner. 0 - 0—0 Devenny had a talk with Connie Mack the other day and learned that he wasn't ripe enough for picking 0—0—0 While In Philadelphia the other night Prince Moualev was mistaken for Toby Hartzel Wouldn't that bust your bat? , 0-0-0 Nothing sluggish about that Lur^a lad 0—0—0 We hop* Harry Bradford will rumple a few cushions the next time up. 0 — 0—0 Rumor that Wingate 1* to Join the Quak er* Ie premature 0—0—0 Don't get It info your garret that the Gas team Is composed of savages. 0 — 0—0 If Russel won t travel lUe a spavined nag he may play again. ' 0 — 0—0 It is poor eportsmanshlp to continually carp about th# umpiring, yet It must be said that the umps have been eft color on a few occasions. With that they are th* best men In the business here. 0 — 0—0 Saturday Is gnlng to be another trying day on the Millionaires. 0 — 0—0 If Brookwood haen't lost its gait RIV ervlew will have to step some on Sat urday. 0 — 0—0 Freddie Lewis hasn't shot his No. no! bolt. 0 — 0—0 If Townsend won't accept the carrot we ll hand him a cabhage 0—0—0 No wonder Shellenbersrer wae stuck on the ice cream cones. They're mada of glue. 0—0—0 Traynor announce* that the Infante have begun to play ball. Who said they T C. K. ö. Billings' Sensational Trotter Uhlan, Which Established New World's Record for Mile iv - 1 mm w f ' < r ■ t, Vi ! ' ,:é. v->, ,i • -KS < •; r mk ■ / 'M s - -, ■ wm ■:V; - ■ . i ..a i a ■ ia r ■ V l" Wf J' x.W x f % jr* Wa % V >1 ■■m p ■'"•.ä.L fc mm. ■ 4f4 rî ■ 4 . M , j ' *. <: fer, S K ■ a k & ■ ■ ■ f ■ : & V;« ■y,'# r> 1 :*• ' * <• m: 5» - > üiM ■ fxm « . - II « »F ■' If! ; . ' m «43 * ■ < v - ? mm'z mm ■ - ■ ' h*. ■ 1'.^ L. • V,; î : : 14 - \ ' CLEVELAND O. July If._ C. K. G. Billings, the millionaire amateur relnsman. considers that he has al ready been repaid for his investment of $36.000 In the trotter Uhlan last fall, for recently Mr. Billings drove the handsome black gelding a mile to wagon at the North Randall track here in 2.02 3-4. In so doing Uhlan broke two world's records. It being the best mile to wagon to the credit of a gelding and being also the fastest mile ever trotted or paced thus early In the year. In addition, it came within half a second of equaling Uhlan s pro fessional record to sulky in a race, trotted in 2.02 1-4 at Columbus last fall. Again, it beat his wagon record of 2.03 3-4 made in a race at North Randall last fall. It was the second time that Mr. Billings had ever driven the wonderful trotter, and he can today boast of having trotted two of the fastest miles ever to the credit of an ama teur horseman. But twice has he driven Uhlan, and the great horse has carried him around In 2.03 3-4 and now in 2 02 3-4. Additional satisfaction went to Mr. Billings because of the fact that the former record for trotting geldings to wagon was held by Mr. E. E. Smathers, Billing s erstwhile rival, behind Major Delraar at Memphis in 1903, that record being 2.03 3-4. hadn't ? 0-0-0 In the swim yesterday i It might pay McKinney got and lost hts Marcel wave to advertise. 0-0—0 To the professional admirers of Zear fos»; Little less thunder In the index, please 0—0—0 W* are sorry to learn that Mr, Bacon has become notlcetbly fat. If Mr. Bacon will drink a gallon of water a dav and cut out luncheon he will be able to take half a doten holes In his belt up 0—0—0 Here's vour hat. CHAMPIONSHIP RECORDS National League. PC. w i, 27 .620 Chicago.. 44 New York .... .. 42 Pittsburg Cincinnati .. . . , 'll Philadelphia.34 Brooklyn ■ St. Louis . Boston 28 .600 ti .629 .627 36 .486 36 .444 40 432 3? 42 377 . 29 48 SCORES OF YESTERDAY'S GAMES Philadelphia. 2; Chicago, 1. Pittsburg. 4; New York, 0. Cincinnati. 2; Boston, 0 St. Louis, 9; Brooklyn. 8. GAMES SCHEDULED FOR TO-DAY Philadelphia at Chicago (2 games.) Boston at Cincinnati New York at Pittsburg. Brooklyn at St. Louis. American League. PC. w L .685 23 Athletics New York Boston .. Detroit .. Cleveland Chicago Washington .. ., 81 SL Louis .589 t'. 30 32 .568 42 35 .645 42 36 .471 .431 .. 31 41 .392 »; .310 49 SfORFS OF YESTERDAY'S GAMES. Athletics. 2; St. Louis, 1 14 innings. Boston. 6; Chicago. 1. Cleveland, 9; New York. 2. Detroit, 7; Washington. 6. GAMES SCHEDULED FOB TO-DAY. St. Louis at Philadelphia. Cleveland at New York. (2 games). Washington at Detroit. Chicago at Boston (2 gamesTV CITY LEAGUE NOTES By ''Skeet.' They certainly are happy when they beat the champs. Another extra inning game on the Military grounds. —C-L— My, but wasn't It hot? Whew 1 Landlith now has a rtlo of Mc Elroys. —C-L— Some race for that flag alright. — C-L— Oh, for a few good diamonds Walfeck played a good game Satur- ; —c-i^ And some umps, to! day. I Stick to it boys. What's the matter, the "Midgets" at last holding those Polish boys. —C-L— Their manager has lots of money to He had better put it away. bet —C-L— How about Young Americans bring ing Landlith down from the top to an even percentage with themselves. Come on Lakerlm! for Sunny It. Do something Every knock is a boost. —C-L— Brandywine will get theirs this Saturday; perhaps. Tremont Would Go Against One of County League Teams Some talk has reached the ears of . members of the Tremont team of the Semi-Professional League that one of 1 i the teams in the County League might 1 like to try conclusions with Tremout. j There could be nothing more pleasing j to the Tremont boys, who are feeling j pretty good with a string of eleven | straight victories to their credit, and they have a feeling that they could do something to some of the County DELAWARE LEAGUE Well, the league still stands the same. —D- L— Some class to that RlvorsIde-duPont game on Saturday, 5 to 4, 16 innings —D-L— Ross and Reed are surely the best battery in the league. Who struck John? Why, duPont Juniors. They almost finished John ny "Ross" in the sixteenth inning. —D-L— "Kid" Fagen, of the Young Ameri cans, Is playing a neat game. Riley stole four base,s Saturday He / also got a double and walked twlcg, f , -D-J The Naps say they are going to trim Riverside on Saturday They ought to know; they did It before. -D-L— Americans meet duPont Saturday at Trinity Young Juniors ground In a double header. —•D-L— Mulrooney is one of the best first s^kers in the league. Elerfrlr rs. Hardware Men. The K W. Club of the Wilmington and Philadelphia Traction Company will play the Delaware Hardware Company team a second game Satur day. The "live wires" would like to arrange a game with some of the shop or independent teams of this city for July 23 and August 6. Chal lenges should be addressed to Richard Robinson, care of the Wilmington and Philadelphia Traction Company, No. 60? Market street. League teams, At any rate, several members o£ Tremont last night said they would be glad to play any team in the County League, and they suggested that a game be arranged on a basis seventy-five per cent of the gate re celpts for the«winner and twenty-five per cent for the loser. "We'll play any team of the County League, barring none," said the Tremont players.