Again After Short Drive
Wild Bill" Gets Home
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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
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
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hi IM SYLVAN I A R AI
SPECIAL ONE-DAY EXCURSIONS
August 4 ahd 18
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
SPECIAL TRAIN leaves 8.07 A. M,
RETURNING, Steamer leaves Tolchester 4.00
July 21, August 11 and 2 $
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
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."
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.
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
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
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.
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.
OF THE ''SEMI'S''
Saturday will be a busy day In the
Tremont and Peerless will fight In
one. and Madison and Highland in the
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.
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.
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.
Tremont will be on hand strong
as ever and think It will surely be
two more In the "smile" column for
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
None of the managers have their bat
teries picked as yet They will be
given tomorrow night.
! ADDITIONAL SPORTS
FOUR DAYS OF
Entry List Shows Many Fast
Horses Entered for Meet
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
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
Being News and Views
ol Die New Castle County
We've got more hopefuls.
"Bill Orou''*. * young fellow from the
Sue 'em for libel, Garrett.
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Sounds like a raw deal for Crouch.
O'Conner flunked when he found he
ddn'l have a Matthewson.
Well, this town isn't big enough for
"Wild Bill." Hear that
Athletics bit the crack Mr. Lake yes
terday for twelve safeties and beat
him on*, but Lake is yet a big man
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Devenny had a talk with Connie Mack
the other day and learned that he wasn't
ripe enough for picking
While In Philadelphia the other night
Prince Moualev was mistaken for Toby
Hartzel Wouldn't that bust your bat?
Nothing sluggish about that Lur^a
We hop* Harry Bradford will rumple
a few cushions the next time up.
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Rumor that Wingate 1* to Join the Quak
er* Ie premature
Don't get It info your garret that the
Gas team Is composed of savages.
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If Russel won t travel lUe a spavined
nag he may play again. '
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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.
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Saturday Is gnlng to be another trying
day on the Millionaires.
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If Brookwood haen't lost its gait RIV
ervlew will have to step some on Sat
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Freddie Lewis hasn't shot his
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If Townsend won't accept the carrot
we ll hand him a cabhage
No wonder Shellenbersrer wae stuck on
the ice cream cones. They're mada of
Traynor announce* that the Infante
have begun to play ball. Who said they
C. K. ö. Billings' Sensational Trotter
Uhlan, Which Established New
World's Record for
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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.
In the swim yesterday i
It might pay
and lost hts Marcel wave
To the professional admirers of Zear
fos»; Little less thunder In the index,
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
Here's vour hat.
New York .... .. 42
Cincinnati .. . . , 'll
St. Louis .
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.
Washington .. ., 81
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
They certainly are happy when they
beat the champs.
Another extra inning game on the
My, but wasn't It hot? Whew 1
Landlith now has a rtlo of Mc
Some race for that flag alright.
Oh, for a few good diamonds
Walfeck played a good game Satur- ;
And some umps, to!
Stick to it boys.
What's the matter, the "Midgets"
at last holding those Polish boys.
Their manager has lots of money to
He had better put it away.
How about Young Americans bring
ing Landlith down from the top to
an even percentage with themselves.
Come on Lakerlm!
for Sunny It.
Every knock is a boost.
Brandywine will get theirs this
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
Well, the league still stands the
Some class to that RlvorsIde-duPont
game on Saturday, 5 to 4, 16 innings
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.
"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
The Naps say they are going to
trim Riverside on Saturday They
ought to know; they did It before.
Americans meet duPont
Saturday at Trinity
ground In a double header.
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.
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.
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