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The Evening standard. (Ogden City, Utah) 1910-1913, January 04, 1913, Image 2

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scoop iv. FueL.iHuA i im fe BX-UJ-X rAnM (SA ISR
Prominent Hfel
A- ' On the left is tke Lowell, ol the
i y, Irish-American A C. who is consld-
$ rl ,', l ' qtf I ori-l among the beat hurdlers in
F51AlitC In 3 A 4?JW America The head In the lower panel
I aVUlllVS 111 NvV" f . y?J is thai of Homer Baker, of the New
Ti VS! (rK I """ A ' ,wll recentl' defeated
Junior 1 1 tic c S v Me,v,n sheppard Th tner fiure
' . Ie char1" B Brtekley, the 1912 foot
&Sf2l TOVlffltlt S- - vQ hall Behsation, who is entered in three
I U events, the IS ot put and the
New York Ian. 4. It is apparent
that the mantle of George Unnhac.
who for eight years has been Amer
ica's greatest long distance runner, i
ir. slipping from his "houldcrs. Or
rather it is being stripped from him
by old man Time himself
Several young aspirants are ea-1
jjerly watching the dismantling proc
ess and are standing poised to catch
the falling robe with the idea of ad
justing it to their own shoulders.
Three Promising Ones.
There are three very promising
youths amon? these expectant ones, to
say liOthfng of Mannes, Kolehmainen,
the Finn, who Is not an American yet.
but soon.
The native boys are T.onls Scott of
Paterton, William .1 Kramer of the
ling Island A. C, and Harry J.
Smith. The latter is an reattached
athlete, but will compete for the Bronx
Church House as soon as his term of
probation expires
Earh one i th-s, candidates for the
Ponhag has shown by his past per
formances that he id a legitimate con
tender And their work has been so
nearly equal, take it altogether, that
It is difficult for even an export to
pick net year's star. It Is not only
difficult but highly dangerous
Of this trio, Kramer is perhaps
the best known. He has been a sort
of runner-up to Honhag for some time
and has given the old champion man
an uneasy half hour Whenever Bon
hag ran ?cainst Kramer It was nec
essary for the champion tn lx? In hla
best form, else the Long Island boy
would steam In ahead of him Two
years ago Bonhag broke the five mile
American record and then Kramer
crime along and defeated him in the
five mile national championship at
New Orleans. At that time Kramer)
was just beginning to attract serious
attention. He started as a Junior In i
1909. winning the metropolitan title
lor that division ill February of that
year in the following November he
hung up the junior national title and
a week later turned around and cap
tured the senior national champion
ship In a cross-country run Kramer I
ranks first In the hill and dale run- j
nine. He hjs captured all the cham-1
pionsbips iu this line with the ex
ception of one defeat by F. G. Bollurs
lu the senior event.
Great Cross-Country Runner.
Cross-country runnin? requires spe
cial qualifications And that Kramer
has these was shown In his handy
defeat of Kolehmainen In thf recent,
championship It remains now for him I
to prove an eqi'al effectiveness over
a flat course. Kramer began to un
loose his phenomenal speed just be
fore the Olympic games and many
j hailed him ns the new champion. A
week before the tryouts he hung up
(a uew record for 8000 meters at Cel
tic park. On that occasion he- defeat-
ed Louis Scott, who op to that time
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was looked upon as the man who
would dethrone Bonhag. Kramer made
a sweeping victory, compiling a string
of records from 3 1-t miles to 10,000
Scott s Puzzle
Scott is something of a puzzle.
Sometimes he runs like a champion
and at other times second raters out
distance him year ago, with Bon
bag out of the race, Scott won the
10 mile national championship against
a big field. At the finish he ran
away irom Kramer, covering the dis
tance in 53 minutes 20 !-.' sec
onds. The Paterson boy was erratic this
season On May 2G he hang up a rec
ord for 50n0 meters at the Postoftlce
Clerks' games at Celtic park. Then
came his defeat by Kramer. This
defeat together with his sorry show
ing at Stockholm caused the impres
sion to become general that he had
?hot his holt.
Scott Conditioning.
After hi- got back from Sweden,
Scott set to work conditioning him
self, keeping out of th llmcliiht as
much as possible The result was
that in the fall he smashed L'onhag'K j
record for lour miles in a at t ' -I- j
(ic park And then on October 2
he - ntered the 10 mile rnce an over- 1 H
whelming favorite, but In the finish- j
Ing sprint Ha , Smith ran awa from gi;
him Of course Scott Is ver young
and lacks experience. When In con
d.tion Scott is tho most brilliant Am- j Bj
erica n runner now in harness and I Wa
there is no doubt that he will yet J
e th hes t ol them iooh to their
laurels. .
Smith's Speed and Endurance. -Harry
Smith, of course, has beeu
: ov ii for several years as a Mar- CI
athon runner Bui within the pa l
lie ha shown exceptional class Jg
In the middle distance, whrre speed ; j
a.s well as endui i , , i. nq.ir.d He iy
went to Stockholm as a Marathon j 11
runner. After his return he won the ji
mile junior metropolitan cbam-
ind ha b on "-Ing rapidly j,
"' " Mi
Smith then wui th' five mile sen-
' i litan title but lost the na- BRJ
I e.l.t at the saiu- d;i..:ire to
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jJ From left to right, Mordecai Brown, who wasfor years the idol of
I the Chicago fans. He was at one time the great Mathewson's most
formidable opponent, and did much toward aiding the Cubs to their many
PS ' championships.
g&i "Wild Bill" Donovan, who still enjoys great popularity with the
3 Detroit fans, who will never forget the part he played in bringing three
g pennant In a row to Detroit. Although invincible in his own league,
g he seemed to lose his effectiveness in world's series games. In the first
series with the Cubs however, he held them to a twelve-inning tie. "Wild
P Bill" will be with Providence next season.
Old Cy Young, the grandfather of them all. He has bucked against
3 Old Father Time longer than any other pitcher. He held the mound in
the big leagues for
22 years and was
one of the great
est tossers in his
Ar a
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This aspirant for the crown of George Bonhag
is rather erratic in his performances but when in J
his best form is perhaps the most sensational dis
tance sprinter on the cinderpath. U
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day. He has made a fortune in baseball and can well afford t rest on 1
his laurels. 1 Sfi
"Kickapoo" Summers, who for years shared with Donovan the adu- ftt
'ation ot the American League fans. But like the latter, it seemed im-
possible tor him to win a victory in a world's series contest He has ML
youth in his favor however, and should prove effective for several vears
in the minor leagues. Jfe
The figure in the lower picture is "Gabby" Street, who with Billv fcsV01
bu llivan is one of the only two persons who have been able to catch a
ball dropped from the Washington monument, a very daring and diffi- ;
cult feat. "Gabby" was at one time rated as the best catcher in the ' Ik
American league. J Jw

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