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The Team Manager Is Only a Straw Boss When the Umpire Reports on the Job
It's the Same Old Story
The Stakes Offered for Victory Will Prompt the
Players to Risk Personal Injury, and This Is
Where the Value of Seasoned and Capable
Irregulars Will Prove Much to Their Benefit
.\h.VY j OKK, Sept. 26.—Having now sorted out the regular infield
ers on the Giants and Athletics in previous articles, let us consider the
irregulars or substitutes. In this particular the Giants have all the edge
on the American league entry tor the world's championship honors, be
cause the Xcw York club carries "Charlie" Herzog on the bench. It is
hardly fair to call Herzog a substitute. Rut so badly off were the Ath
letics a few weeks ago, when Barry was injured, that "Connie" Mack was
forced to bring Oldring in from the outfield to fill the cavity.
Herzog is a great infielder. Only force of circumstances has kept
him on the bench throughout most of this season. Unfortunately for
himself he was taken ill a few weeks
after tha race started, and Shafer got
his place, temporarily lt was thought.
The fast young infielder made excep
tionally good, and it was during his
term of service on the western trip
that the Giants ran into their first
•iecisive winning streak of the sea
son, which brought us up within
range of the Phillies, so we were in
a position to overtake them by the
first of July. McGraw was never a
manager to break up a winning com
bination, and Shafer stuck in the
lineup, Herzog remaining on the
"Never fool with a winner." Mc-
Graw says often.
Any time that Herzog has gotten
into the game, since Shafer has been
holding down the job regularly he
has played great baseball. He showed
the stuff he had in him during the
scries with the Red Sox last fall,
when he was one of the stars of those
games, both at the bat and in the
field. He is a hard and conscientious
player, and fights for every point. The
Injury of an infielder on the Giants
■would not weaken the New York
club, as Shafer can play any position
of the infield, and Herzog is a steady
third baseman.
If one of the Athletics- Infie'.ders
should be hurt, the Philadelphia team
would be greatly weakened, because
it would result in a general shift of
the lineup. Oldring probably would
come to the vacant place, which
would leave a hole in the outtield.
Then it stands to reason that a man
who has been appearing regularly as
a fielder for several seasons can not
take hold of an infield job on short
notice and be as steady as a specialist
at it. Mack's only other hope for a
substitute Infielder is young Orr. and.
If he was not good enough for the
Athletics during the regular race, he
certainly would not fit in the job in
the series, where the tension will be
.is gr-Ht as lt is bound to be In these
coming games.
Perhaps certain readers think I am
overplaying the value of capable sub
stitutes. It Is in a short series of
this sort that a man is most often
hurt. All the games are desperately
fought and the men in the cast of
characters take extreme chances be
cause the stakes are so great. There
fore, the team which goes into the
series properly fortified with substi
tutes certainly lias a slight advan
At the first glance at the outfields
the ordinary fan would tell you that
the Athletics are far and away better
off than the Giants. In this, I do not
agree with the ordinary fan. The
Athletics' outfield of 1911 was much
stronger than the set of gardeners
they have working today. Then there
were Oldrlng, "Danny" Murphy, and
Lord, all seasoned performers. No
matter how Mack arranges his out
field this year he is bound to carry
two youngsters in lt. Oldrlng is a
veteran and a great ball player. His
two companions will probably be
"Eddie" Murphy and "Jlmmle" Walsh
both good ball players, but both fresh
from the minors last year and ap
pearing in their first world's series
Perhaps he will work Ktrunk in cen
ter field instead of. Walsh. Strunk
has been with the team longer and
has had more experience but he is
only a youth and is not very strong
with the stick. 8
On paper, where we are performing
at present, the Athletics have the ad
vantage in left field, because Oldrine
has been tried under desperate fire,
while Burns of the Giants is going
through his first season' in the big
league. Experience counts in a world's
series. But Burns has not the tem
perament of a man who will weaken
because the victory or defeat means
a whole iot to him personally in a
financial way. and to his club because
of its reputation.
When Burns first broke in regularly
with the Giants 111 i« season he dis
played some slight nervousness, as is
bound to be evidenced by any bush
leaguer when he starts to play before
the enormous crowds which attend
major league battles. It Is due to the
different conditions in the hig league
that many players sways remain stars
in the Lots of men have had
their opportunities with the big show,
only to fall back into the minors
again as useless. They break loose in
the bushes like a million dollars once
more, and some other big league man
ager thinks his rival has overlooked
a bet In returning the youngster and
takes him up. Again lie pulls boots
and fails to bat, and is returned to the
"sticks." There are numerous players
of this type. I could reel off 20 names,
but they are names which few of my
readers would recognize, because tliey
are those of men who have failed to
make good, who have been only stars
in the minors. The same type of per
sons exists in all walks of life. They
can only be stars In the minors.
Nearly every man who comes up
into the big leagues feels the differ
ence in the atmosphere and Is es
(.Copyright, 1913, International News Serrleej
Dode Paskert Out
Of Game Forever
< HII.ADELPHIA, Sept. 2«.— \
< | "Uode" PnskeH, the Phll
lies' center fielder, probably
!is through with baaeball. He
has been injured Internally and
la in such condition that sur- \
aeons say an operation is the i
only thing which will make his
recovery permanent. They ad
viae him to retire permanently
from the game.
pecially amazed hy the large crowds.
The players with the right stuff in
them get over this feeling and play
without regard for the hooting of the
crowds, as all seasoned ball players
do. Few real big leaguers realize
that a crowd Is howling during the
game. They just know the shouting
is there, as the grandstand, and the
bench, and the fence are. It is a part
of the scene and has nothing to do
with the players. But it is all new to
the youngster. For this reason the
smart managers have observed the
practice of holding their recruits on
the bench for some time and easing
them Into the game gradually after
they have become used to the scene
and the surroundings. By the sudden
injection of a verdant youngster Into
the lineup many a manager has
spoiled a promising future.
George Burns received this kind of
training on the Giants' bench for a
year before getting a regular berth.
McGraw would put him ln to run for
some one occasionally during this
period, or he would let him play for
an inning or two to finish a game
which was hopelessly lost or certainly
won. In this way Burns got accus
tomed to things, so that when he
began this year with a team that
faces the biggest crowds ln the coun
rty it was not like a recruit going
to work, but like a veteran picking
up where he had left off. It was only
for a short time that Burns displayed
any inclination toward nervousness,
and he never showed It ln the field.
His batting was not as hard at first
as it has been since, but he was Just
as good a fielder, just as fast and
just as sure.
Good base runners are going to
count for the Giants in this series, t"
believe. We had a fast team in 1911,
and it was generally predicted before
those games that we would steal
bases fluently on Ira Thomas, but he
had been practicing and was prepared.
Base stealing did not figure to any
extent in the games. We could not
get away with It. But this year the
bulk, lf not all, of the catching will
be done by Lapp and yo'ing Schang.
Is not physically strong enough
to catch every game of the series, and
his throwing is not as steady as
that of Thomas, anyway. He will
have one good day. and another when
he won't be able to get stealers at
Burns has rapidly developed into
a great batter. He has naturally a
good eye, being very expert at any
thing which requires quickness of
vision. He is a. very good shot and a
great pool player. Because of his ac
curate eye he is a hard batter to
pitch to since he refuses to go after
bad balls.
Oldrlng probably excels Bufns as a
consistent and dangerous hitter. He
Is apt to break up a ball game for
you any time. "Rube" got a bad
break in the series nf It'll, it will be
recalled that he deposited a home run
into the left Held bleachers in the
early part of that fifth game, which
looked like a cleanup sure. Philadel
phia had already won three games. It
seemed as if the punch was fatal to
the Giants' chances, and it looked like
; tfae blow which would finish the se
ries. If the Athletics had won that
game Olclring would have been a
great hero, but the Giants finally
! look it in an extra inning, and no
body has thought anything more
j about Oldring's home run since. Ba-
I ker was the only boy to get credit
I £yr the circuit smashes.
♦* ♦
Club— Won Lost Pet
Portland 94 72 666
Sacramento 87 41 518 '
Venice 91 86 514 i
San Francisco 87 91 489 i
Los Anjeles 83 92 472
Oakland 79 99 444 i
Venice-Oaklaad at San Francisco, doubla
San Franciseeo at Portland.
Sacramento at Los Angeles.
Club— Wen Lost Pet
Philadelphia 96 49 662
Clsveland 83 62 572
Warhingtcn 88 68 569
Boston 73 67 521
Chicago 74 72 607
Detroit 62 84 425
St. Louia 55 9? 374 !
New York 53 89 373
Won Lost Pot.
New York 94 47 667
Philadelphia 84 66 604
Chicago 84 63 671
Pittsburg- 76 69 524
Brooklyn 63 79 444
Boston 63 80 441
Cincinnati 63 86 426
It. Louis 49 98 333 j
Club— Won Lost Pet I
Stockton 78 42 650
Fresno 71 49 598
Watsonville 49 71 408
San Jose 42 78 860
Club— Won Loot Pet.
Vancouver 96 66 694
Portland 88 72 638
Seattle 87 78 631
Victoria SI 87 488
Tacoma 74 94 440
Spokane 89 94 422
At Philadelphia: First game— li. H I",.
Boston 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 O o—l ii 1
Philadelphia ...0 2000010 x—3 | |
Batteries —Qulnn and Rarlden: Chalmers and
Second game— B. II E
Boston 0011 10 3 0 o—6 12 O
Philadelphia .. .0 0000 22 0 3—7 13 2
Batteries- -Coehrebaa ami Gosrdy; ,vi"ian< 1
der. Killlfer and Doom.
At Pittsburg— It. h j;
Chicago li3o 00 0 2 o—7 12 2
Plttsbera i» i) oiio loo o—l b 0
Batteries - Humphreys and Fisher, Duffv:
Cooper, McQuillan and Simon.
AI R. H. B,
Sew York 0400 08 0 0 2-8 tfi I
Brooklyn 200000 000 —2 S 2
Batteries- -Marqnard and Key era, McLean
Pteffer, Ragan and McCarthy.
♦ — c-
At New York— R. rj p;
Washington ....(> 001001 2I- 7, 11 j
New York 0020 oo v o o--2 4 1
Batterb-s- Johnson' and Ainsmlth; Ford aad
At Boston— rj jj n
Philadelphia ...10X 00010 1— 4' 4' ']
Boston 1 .» 0 2 0 2 0 0 X 10
Latteries—Shawkey and Lapp; Moseley and
T"northwestTeague I
♦ ■ , 1
At Spokane ill innings 1-- It k m
S[s>kane it «' 3
Portland v ]| ■
Butteries -Covejeskic nnd Altman; Martin"
Eastley awl Muriay.
At Van. ouvcr— R. [j b
Vnnc.aiver 7 jo
Victoria 1 n
Batteries—Harstad and Grladle; Barham and
11 14 0
Tacoinn o ~
Batteries—(}||>e and Cad man; MeQinnitT
Belfsrd and Rarrls, • '
+ 1
At Watsonville— D 11 ■
Watsonville 7 sg .',
San Joae " 4 ]l'
Battorle»~A»letl and Kaha; Pope and o'Don-
At St.>ckton— p j j i.-
Stockton 2 a 0
Preaso ]\ 1 5 g
Batteries—.Jones and Simpson; Mclletiry and
CHICAOO, Sept. -6.—Another in
teresting battle will be staged ln
Wisconsin tonight. "Young" Togo,
the Japanese lighter from Fort Smith
Ark., will attrmut to take the meas
ure of Matty McCue at Racine The
Jap has fought Battling Nelson.
Harry Forbes and a number of other
good flphters. McCue and Togo will
weigh In at 122 pounds at 3 o'clock.
At San Francisco
Venice RHP A 7 Oakland X II P A F,
fnriisio. if o v i ii OiClenieseJf, 10201
Kane,of... 0 10 0 lb 3 114 0 6
Hayless.rf 0 1 :; v iri.eard.2b.. 0 1 4 •! 1
Braahr.Sh. l i l i oiZaoher.cf.. I t 1 M
7'Roa*, M. 1 3 to llKaylor.rf.. 0 0 1 on
LttscM.fih 113 2 citsutnt.ati... 000 :i o
MDoet, lbfi 2 R 0 i Cook.ss o 1 3 l l
Klliott.c.. o o » 2 Odloiirer.c. 0 0 v 1 (•
Petyoae, p O 002 0 Stone,p 0 0 0 4 0
klelmm... 1 i o 0 OjCoy 0 0 o 0 0
Uriftiu.r... O o o 0 O'Klullay.p.. 0 0 0 1 0
IKrelt.c 0 12 0 0
Total... 410 26 7 2l
I Totul .". 027 10 3
Coy hatted for Stone in the fourth.
Mi loan batted for Ferguson in the ninth.
Tho out when v.-..■:, l ug run was scored.
Venice 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1— 4
Basehlts 0 2 0 3 O 1 1 1 2—lo
Oakland 2 0 0 0 2 0 A 0 1— 5
Basehlts 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0— 6
Pitchers' record—3 runs ami !S hits off Stone
In ."> innings; 4 ruua and six hits off Ferguson
In S Innings; credit victory to Killilay. charge
defeat t<. Griffin. Three base hits—Backer.
Ease, Mrlnan Two hese hits—McDonnell. Bra
dear. Sacrifice hits—Lltacht, Leard <2>. Bae
rifies fly—Elliott. First lias.' on called balls--
Off Ferguson I), 1 ff Klililav 2, off Griffin 8.
Struck out—By Ferguson 10. hy Killilay 2.
Hit by filched ball -Kane hy Mone. Clemens
hj Ferguson. Kaylor !>y Griffin. Double id.iys
iruest to Lean! to Gardner: McDonnell BBSS
listed. Left on bases—Oakland H. Venice 0.
Famed runs —Oakland 1, Venice 3. Stolen bases
— Bayleea i2l. Kaylor. Time <if game 2 hours
and 19 minutes, umpire* Finney and Phyle.
Portland 4. San Franciaco 2
I ran RIIP AE| Portlnd RHP A F
Mndrff.rf 1 0 2 0 OlChdbrn.cf. 112 10
MoAdl.3b 0 0 11 OlKores.lh. 2 2 0 10
Jhnsni.cr. 0 2 1 0 0 1 Uodgers.2b 0 2 2 4 1
SVliller.lf. 0 12 o©l Lindsay.3b 0 0 0 o 0
Downs,2b. (i 0 1 1 Oi Doane.rf... 0 0 1 0 0
!''>r»an.ss OI4H 1 : Loberjf... 002 0 0
Heard.lb 00 3 0 Ojßarry.c... 005 2 0
Schmidt.c 0 0 3 0 OjDavls.ss... 0 0 5 3 0
Fanning.p 0 10 0 olJamee.p... 1118 0
llognn.lh. no 6 0 1 MeOmk,3b 0 0 0 0 0
lie:.ley.p. 0 f> 0 0 0
Clarke..'.. 1020 04 Total... 4 62714 1
Overall... 0 0 o 0 0
Tobin 0 0 0 O 0'
I.elfleld... O 0 0 0 0
Total. . 2 .-. 24 2j
Orarall butted for Hrnloy In the ninth.
Tooll ran tor Overall in the ninth.
lielfleld batted for MeArdle in the ninth.
San Francisco... .0 0 1 0 0 o 0 O 1 2
basehlts 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 o—3
Portland 0 i» 2 (> 2 0 0 0 x—4
Basehlts 0 0 3 0 3 l) 0 0 X—o
Stolen bases—Fanning. Clarke. Chadbourne.
Doane. Struck out—By Fanning 2. by Henley
-■ hy James 7. First base ~n called bails Off
James S. Two base hits Johnston (8) Cor
han, Korea, Kodgers. Three base hit—Rodg
frs. Hoßte run Korea. Double plavs—Rodg
■rs to Davis to Korea; Rodgera to Korea Sao
rtflea hit—MeArdle. Inning:, pitched -By Fan
a 'ag B. Wlt»- Off Fanning 0, runs 4 Time
>f game 1 born tad BS minutes. C noire*—
bush and Guthrie.
At Los Angeles
Seer*. it 11 PaEIL. a. rnp & ■
Ifoung.M .0 0 2 9 OlMaggart.cf 22400
kloran.rf,., 0121 o Howard, ib 1 21c, 1 0
sliinn.rf. . 0 0 4 I) 0 Bllis.lf 11110
fennat, lb 0 o 8 o t|Pafie,2b... 1127 o
l. Hum.if 0 110 OiKrneger, rf 110 10
llllhan.3b 0 0 2 <> 0 MetsgYr.Sb o 0210
Knwhy. 2l> 0 •> 3 2 1 Johnson ss. 0 2 12 0
Silas, C.... it 1 4 1 liltolcs.c... .0 0 0 X 0
iviiiims.p o 0 0 2 OlCbeeh.p... i i i i n
Munsell.p. 010 3 tl —
——J T0ta1.... 71027 IB 0
Total. . 0 424 15 41
ineramouto 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Baseblti 0 1 n 0 i i 1 o o— 4
,os Angeles 0 1 3 O I n 2 v x — 7
Basebtti 0 l :t o 2 o 3 l x—lo
Stolen baaeg—Howard, Litis. Page. Kruoger.
Pitcher's eeeerd - hit* and 2 runs off Williams
ii 2 toning*, taken out In third, with one on
UK] nose out : charge defent to Williams. Three
inse hit—Maggart. Two base hit—Kills. Sacri
lee hits -Howard (B>, Metzger. Sacrifice By
fCrneger, First base on called balls—Off wn
lams 2. oil' Chech 1. off Munsell 1. Struck out
By Munsell 3. Double play Kenworthv to
Voting to Tennant. Passed ball — Bliss. lift by
.itched hi II -Xl in ger by Munsell. Time of
;i.:ne t hour and 50 minutes. Umpires—Mc
'.irtliy and Held.
Frank Klaus on Way
To Fight McGoorty
CHICAGO. Sept. 26.—Chicagoans
are not going to get an opportunity
to see Frank Klaus in action before
he enters the ring Monday night in
Milwaukee with Kddie McGoorty. The
Pittsburg "bearcat" today is heading
tiiis way, but will make only a brief
stop, continuing on to the scene of
battle. FVanW* is due here about
5:30 this afternoon and Is billed to
catch a 7 o'clock train for the Beer
Silk Hat Harry's Divorce Suit
Gossip of Coast
League Diamonds
There is some excellent material in
the Oakland club, and with a couple |
of other good men it would be right
up with the other clubs. In Coy and
Znclier the Oaks have a pair of nifty
fielders, but they need another gar
dener, as Kaylor and Clemens, a pair
of youngsters whom Mitze has been
trying out, are hardly up to the
With Gardner. Ness. Leard, Cook.
Hetling. Guest and Devlin, the Oaks
will not be in the need of lnfielders.
If Mitze continues to remain with the
club along wlth.Rohrer, Develin will
not need to hunt for catchers, as they
are as good as any backstops in the
Pitchers are needed hy the Oaks.
That has been the trouble all year.
Probably Stone and Schwenk will de
liver, and if so Develin will not be re
quired to make any changes.
* * #
Stone, the new pitcher the Oaks ac
quired from the St. Louis Browns,
made his debut on the mound yester
day at Oakland, but his initial start
could hardly be termed a success. He
worked four innings and was taken
out in favor of Jack Ktllilay, who
pitched the remaining Innings of the
The Tigers touched up Stone rather
freely, getting five drives off him and
three runs. It would be hard to judge
the newcomer on yesterday's perform
ance, as he has had but little work all
season. He was what would be termed
on the racetrack a "short.''
He showed, however, that he has
good control and knows how to field
his position. Yesterday's game should
be thrown out when it comes to pass
ing Judgment on the new man.
* * *
For a single admission the fans
will be treated to a double header
this afternoon when the Tigers and
Oaks will hook up at Recreation park.
The game of Tuesday, which resulted
in a tie, will he played off. ' The first
contest is scheduled to start at 1:30
o'clock this afternoon.
* * *
Cy Parkin, former pitcher in the
Oaks, who is just recovering from a
serious attack of typhoid fever, was
a visitor at the game. Cy is still in
a weakened condition, but he is im
proving dally.
His friends and playing mates of
the Pacific Coast league are to give
him a benefit. The clubs or the league
are to make individual contributions
and the Coast league will also help
out. Parkin expects to leave shortly
for Hudson, S. D.," where he will
spend the winter with his mother.
* * *
Jack Killilay was, in his old time
form yesterday, lie should have shut
the Tigers out during his five frames
on the hill. Bayless' hit in the ninth,
with ate loan on third, was rather
lucky. Cook was caught off stride
and then the ball took a bad bound
over his dome. With Meloan on third
and one out Jack showed his hand by
striking out the reliable Johnny Kane.
* * *
Clemens is mighty slow in recover
ing hits. Meloan and Kane secured
three base hits because Clemens took
plenty of time in recovering the ball.
A White Satin Striped Madras
Collar that won't spread at the
top on account of the Linocord \
Unbreakable ButtontuAes, used
only in ,
Ide Silver \
sizes 2 for 25c
Now on sale at all the best shops
Geo. P. Ide & Co, Troy, N. Y.
Also Makers of Ide ShoU I
Arthur Devlin, Late of the Giants and Braves,
Looks Like the Man Needed to Pull That Weak
Transbay Team Out of the Hole Next Year;
Outfielders and Pitchers Very Badly Needed
Those who ventured to guess the name of the new leader of the
Oaks missed it badly, and the announcement that he would be Infielder
Arthur Devlin, who is best known to the baseball world through his
connection with the New York Giants, came as a distinct surprise. Flow
ever, the selection is looked upon by the baseball bugs as a wise one.
President Leavitt of the Oaks secured Develin from the Boston Na
tionals. He went to the Braves in 1912, playing various intield positions
until about two months ago, when he was turned over temporarily to the
Rochester club, the Bostons still having strings on him.
it i« evident:. Leavitt's idea when
he secured Develin to infuse some of
that Muggsy McGraw fighting spirit
into the Oaks. It is a well known
fact that for yea.rs Devlin was Mc-
Graw's right hand man, nnd the latter
frequently conferred with Develin in
directing the New York team. Dev
lin's long and close association with
McGraw, considered one of the great
est baseball leaders the game has
known, should fit him for a success
ful diamond leader.
Devlin plans to come out here on
October 1 and look ove rthe existing
conditions, but he will not lake hold
of the team until the end of the pres
ent season. Leavitt says Devlin has
been given a free hand to go ahead
and reconstruct the tail end Oaks into
a winning combination.
The task ahead of him looks like a
difficult one on paper, but the real
fact is that the transbay club is a i
better baseball organization than it !
appears at the present time. The
Smokers of good judgment have
pronounced the R. B. Cigar to be tlie
best five-Cent smoke sold. Perfec% '
ly„ blended, individually; wrapped. •
S. BACHMAN & CO., Inc.
|Distribiitcrs Cal^
club is in a deplorable state, but a
little shaking up by an
business like leader would soon whip
It looks as if Howard and his gang
are after Bush. They made it mighty
warm for the "ump" man yesterday
tn the north. He was forced to throw
Del and MeArdle out of the game.
* » ♦
I really believe that Howard and
his gang would sooner beat the Bea
vers than any other club In the
league. Not that the playe-s arc not
good fellows, but the>« &impiy like to
beat McCredie. whom it is alleged is
* * * Jf
Charley Chech was ln great form
in the south, holding" the Wolves to
four hits, shutting them out. Jack
Williams, the league's leading pitcher,
was slammed off the hill after pitch
ing two innings. It looks as if the
Angels have recovered their stride.

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