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Confidence Is Great Stuff, But the Pitcher Must Put Something Else o*lJj^LJ^ all >
Baseballitis, a Dangerous Disease
Clever Local Lad Will Go to
the Front if He Beats
Ray Campbell, the speedy little local
lightweight, hopes to score a knock
out over Louis Rees when they come
tomorrow evening at the
Pavilion rink, and if he does the
.-"home Industry boy Intends to go
! right to the front as a 20 round per
"" former. Campbell looks to be In
rare form for the bout and has been
made a 10 to 8 favorite o\-er Rees.
Good lightweights are badly need
ed now to recruit the ranks In this
class, and the only way to develop
talent Is to give all the boys a fair
chance. Campbell did splendid work
throughout the northwest all sum
mer, beating all comers. Therefore
Jie Is entitled to consideration and he
stands a good opportunity of making
• his way to the front.
This boy Rees is a tough one. He
. can wade in with any of them and
he never has been stopped yet. He
is. without doubt the toughest P33
pounder on the Pacific coast today,
and, although he has lost several
decisions, he Is still very well thought
g *of by the fans of this city. He Is
the nearest approach to Bat Nelson
" that we have seen here In many a
There is little doubt that Camp
*'bell r will outpoint the Los An
geles boy for the first two rounds,
but after that time they will have to
look out for Rees. When he starts to
tear he generally makes the fur fly.
He has a damaging punch In either
hand, and, while he Is awkward, he
is always dangerous and he Is espe
cially effective against clever per
Another youngster, Johnny Soden
berg, the Omaha middle weight, also
•will have a chance to fchlne. He is a
great favorite with the fans on ac
count of his gameness and his will
ingness to come back after taking a
beating. He is going on with Al
Rogers In the special event of the
weekly four round card. Rogers Is
a fighter of the Sharkey order, very
aggressive and game to the core.
\ . Lee Johnson, the little black
feather weight from Oakland, will mix
things up with Kid Expoaito of the
northwest and a rattling good bout
is expected. Harry Dell and Johnny
Aaron, the local bantam wefghts, are
also on the list. These little fellows
can hit as hard as the ordinary light
. weights, and lt looks as though one
of them Bhould score a knockout.
The other bouts are as follows:
Johnny McCarthy vs. Battling Kelly,
welter weights; Eddie Miller vs. Kid
Williams, bantam weights, Lou Sims
vs. Sailor Nizke, middle weights; Sol
, dler Wood vs. Soldier Dazele, light
weights; Jack Bratton vs. Ralph
Brunan, feather weights.
Fair Magnate Tires
And Quits Her Job
Mrs. Agnes Havenor, owner of the
American association base
ball club, has relinquished the presl
%dency of that organisation and caused
the election of A. F. Timme as presi
dent of the club to aucceed her. Mrs.
Havenor still holds controlling inter
Cornelius Corcoran was elected vice
president and Louis M. Nahln, secre
tary and treasurer. The board of di
rectors consists of A. F. Timme, Mrs.
Havenor, Messrs. Corcoran, Nahin and
Frank. FitzseraJ-d, , , ,
THi, movements of bud Anderson, the Uregon lightweight, will
be •watched with eager interest by all those who are strong for
the boxing game. Anderson is here to attempt the task which
proved the undoing of Ad Wolgast. He's going to attempt to give
a correct imitation of how a fighter can come back after an attack
of appendicitis. The majority of the wise boys can't see how the
stocky little northwestern bruiser can possibly make good, but for all
that, he appears to be confident enough. He starts against Joe Aza-
vedo in Oakland on October 28
In a 10 round mill.
* » *
ANDERSON is lucky to be
pitted against a weak tap
per like the Sacramento lad
in his flrst attempt at a come
back. Little Joe never has
harmed any of his opponents. He
gained a 10 round verdict over
Wolgast when the former champ
was just about able to stand up.
This did not prove that Azavedo
is the makings of a great fighter.
He will have to show us a whole
lot more.
* » *
AGAINST a light puncher of
the Azavedo type there is a
chance that Anderson will
manage to stall by, especially in
a 10 round canter. He will not
be forced to take a Bwere lacing
on the body, and the punches
which Azavedo probably will
plant on his Jaw are not tho
brand which shakes fighters up.
so he is not in immediate danger
of being flattened.
* * *
THE boy from Medford is at
tempting his return aot Just a
little over three mohtns after
being lifted from the operating
table. Wolgast waited for nearly
six months before he tried his
hand at his old game. He was a
dismal failure, allowing Ritchie to
put it over him In four rounds.
Therefore, it is no wonder that
the fight followers lack confidence
In Anderson.
* * »
WHAT a tearing, rip snorting
wonder Wolgast was up to
the time that he was com
pelled to fall for the knife of the
surgeon. He won all his battles
by ripping in after his opponents
and wearing them down, despite
their size, their skill or their
strength. They looked for him to
rule the lightweight ranks for
years to come, but, alas! his fin
ish was a rapid one.
* * *
FOR a long time Wolgast would
not admit that appendicitis
proved his undoing. He main
tained even after his last battle
with Ritchie that he was Just as
good as ever and that he would
be able to fight himself back to
form. But then he realized that he
could no longer fool himself and
the public at the same time and
he was willing to admit that the
operation fixed htm.
* * *
OF course, Anderson Is not
tackling hard game at the
Jumpoff, but at the same time
he is very liable to blow up un
less his old time strength is there.
The work of a ring star is strenu
ous work, and they simply must
be physically fit or they can not
go the route. If Anderson fails
this time, nobody will listen to
any fighter who ever suffered
from appendicitis.
* « *
AT last they have matched
Charley Miller and Gunboat
Smith back in Gotham. This
battle will interest tho fans of
San Francisco Just about as much
as lt will some of the fans of
New York. Both *blg fellows
learned the game Lew and, fought
most of their Important battles
here. They are old time rivals,
each having a win over the other
and one draw.
SMITH has been persistently
ducking the giant carman for
many months, and It was tho
prevailing opinion that he would
sidestep hhn in New York Just as
he did out here. But somebody
evidently handed the Gunner a
shot of courage and he agreed to
take Miller on. At least, this Is
what they say, but there Is liable
to be a switch before the date of
the battle, October 31.
# # »
JUDGING from the Boston re
ports, it is vory evident that
Miller lost a very hard luck
decision to Tony Ross In Boston
on Tuesday evening, when he was
disqualified In the third round.
The dispatch says that Miller's
act was entirely unintentional, but
this made no difference to Ref
eree Flaherty. He quickly ruled
asrainst Big Charley, and that set
tled it.
Dav's Day
Don't take it to heart. The Seals
may be doing- the same thing over
again this time next season.
* * *
It is highly probable the Giants
will have more respect for the bush
hereafter than ever before.
* * **
Go to it, you Seals, also, you Sena
tors-—why should we worry? Neither
club belongs to us.
* * »
But hereafter try to finish the
game before dinner time. Friend
wife is not a fan and she was real
peeved last night.
* ♦ *
How we would enjoy reading an
article written by "Jeff" Tesreau on
"How I Fooled the Athletics."
* * *
Charles Comlskey—l notice the Ath
letics won.
James Callahan — Bush pitched a
great game for the Mackmen.
Charles Webb Murphy—lsn't thla a
Joyous world?
Jawn Evers —Ouimet the enemy and
they are our'n.
Joy thought for the day—-War is
what General Sherman said lt is, and
so Is a city series.
*■ # #
"Why do I smiler" a«kj» Ewlng.
"Why do I laugh aloudf
Consult the figures on yesterday's
Ana you'll not* It was some crowd."
* # •
Perclval—Yep, the football season
Is on, but not clear on. In Just a few
days your picture will appear, but
not until tola seriesness is over.
1914 SEALS
Present Team Will Fight for
Pennant, With One or Two
Additional Men
The fans will not have to wait for
the training season to get a line on
the Seals for next season. The team
that Is in the field now will be prac
tically the same as the one that will
represent this city next season, with
a couple of additional players.
Apparently the fans are satisfied
with the present combination of toss
ers, as they have been playing the
game in a satisfactory manner. It Is
the general belief Howard would
have had his team up there fighting
for the pennant had he the same
bunch of tossers on hand at the
opening of the season as he has now.
While it seems that the Heals are
destined for a second division berth
this year, Howard has made a credit
able showing with the club. He
looked to have an awful tough bunch
to start off with. He got off to a
poor start and then he started to
climb until he reached second place
and within hailing distance of flrst
Tho efTrtrt waa too much for the
Reals. They had played above their
mark, and then came the crash. The
boys started to slide, and they did
not stop until every other club was
passed on the downward course.
Howard realized that he was up
against lt, and Magnate Ewing was
also of the same opinion. They start
ed to purchase ball players, which
resulted lr> the acquirement of Chap
pie Charles, Jerry Downs, Nig Clarke,
Lefty Leifleld, Dutch Schaller and last,
but not least, Jeff Overall.
With these players the weak spots
of the club were strengthened, and
today the Seals look like a future
pennant winning combination. The
club has been particularly effective
against Portland during the last half
of the season, the erratic work has
been characteristic of the team's play
ing. When they were expected to do
something the tossers fell down on
their admirers.
Jimmy Johnston was subdued by
big Harry Abies yesterday and the
fleet footed outfielder did not have a
chance to break tho base stealing
record. He went to the bat on four
occasions, but was unable to get on
the paths. It Is a safe bet to make
that the first time Johnston reaches
first he will lose no time in trying to
pilfer second.
* * *
That fellow Corhan can pull off
some of the most remarkable fielding
stunts. He took Bill Leard's ground
er In the second frame behind second
base and threw him out by many
feet. It looked like an Impossible
chance, but Roy made lt and had
time to spare.
* * *
Ous Hetllng has been playing a
cautious game at third. Any time a
player attempts to steal third, Ous
pays particular attention In avoiding
his spikes. He has been out of the
game so much this season through
Injuries that Ous probably figures it
wise to avoid accidents during the
remaining days of the season, and be
in good shape for next year.
* • *
The Sacs finally landed in second
place yesterday. Two successive
wins over the Tigers gave them that
position. Half a game separates the
clubs. Roy Hltt was the victim of
a slamming in yesterday's same at
Club— Won Lost Pot. |
Portland 106 78 874
Sacramento 97 90 519 i
Venioo 102 96 615 j
San Francisco 96 99 492
Loa Anffelaa 98 102 477
Oakland 65 118 429
♦—- 1 —-*■
Saa Francisco 4, Oakland 3 J
8. F. R H P A El Oakland R H P A E
ToWn.rf. .21 0 o OClemens.lf. 0 1 1 0 o
M'Ardl.lb 1 211 O UHetllng.Bb. 0 112 1
Johurtn.cf 0 0 8 0 OlKaylor.rt.. 110 0 0
Schallr.lf. 10 10 llZacher.cf.. 0 0 1 0 o
Downs.ilb. 0 0 2 2 OiN'Ms.lb. ... 1 212 1 1
Corhan.ni>. 0 119 1C00k.aa.... 1 1 1 B 0
Crtwht.3b 0 0 0 8 o! Leard.2b... 0 O 8 1 1
Schmidt, c 0 0 9 1 0. Alexanrir. c 0 0 8 1 0
LelOld.p. 0 0 0 4 0 Ablea, p... 0 0 0 2 0
ISelt* 0 0 0 0 0
Total... 4427 16 B|Btone,p.... 000 0 0
j Total... 3 627 12 3
Selti batted for Abies In the elirbth.
San Francisco. 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 o—4
Bnsehits 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 o—4
Oakland 0 0 0 0 O 0 8 0 o—3
Baseulta 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 I—6
Pitcher's record—4 mm and 4 hits off Able*
In 8 tuning;*; charge defeat to Abies. Stolen
bases—Tobln (2), McArdie. Cook (2). Two base
hits—McArrtle. Ness. Sacrifice hits-McArdie,
Downs. First base on called balls—Off Abies
2. off Leifleld 1. Struck out—By Ablea 8. by
Leifleld fl. Double play—Cartwrlght to Downs
to McArdie. Passed ball—Alexander. Earned
rnn—San Francisco 1 off Abies. Left oil baaca
—San Francisco 3. Oakland 4. Time of game—
1 bour and 32 minute*. Umpires—Gnthiie and
Sacramento 10, Venice 1
Venice RH P A Ej Saemnto R R PA E
Meloan.lf. 1 2 2 0 OShinn.rf... 110 0 0
Jane.cf... 0 0 4 0 O'Yonug.ss.. 1 3 2 B 0
Rayless.rf 0 Oil OlTennant.lb 1 lIS 3 0
Brsher.2b. 0 2 0 2 1 Swain,lf.. 0 12 0 0
Oltnkc.ss 0 110 OMoran.cf.. 1110 0
McDonl.lb 0 16 0 0 Hallnan.3b 1112 0
Lttscbt.Sb 0 0 3 8 0 Stark,2b.. 1 0 2 4 0
Sterrett.c 0 18 8 1 Bllrk.c. . . 0 0 5 2 0
Hitt.p... 0 0 0 0 OLively.p.. 12 110
Kdmndn.p 01010
Wilhoit... 0 0 0 0 0 T0ta1.... 7 102716 0
Total... 1 824 10 2
Wllholt batted for Fdmondeon In tbe ninth.
Venice 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 o—l
Basehits 0 1 1 2 1 0 I 2 o—B
Sacramento 0 7000000 x— 7
Basehlta .1 7011000 x—lo
Stolen bases—Young, Swain. Seven runa, 7
bits off Hltt in m Innings, charge defeat to
Httt. Two base hits—Sterrett, Meloan, Ten
nant, Young. Sacrifice hit—Kane. Sacrifice
fly—Bliss. Pasaed ball—Bliss. Hit by pitched
ball—Tennant and Shlnn by Edmondson. Struck
out —By Hltt 2. by Edmondson 2, by Lively 5.
First base on called balls— Off Httt 1, off Ed
mondson 1, off Lively L Double plays—Bay
less to Sterrett to Lltsehl; Sterrett to Mc-
Donnell. Earned runs—Sacramento, 6 off Hltt;
Venice 1. I .eft on basts—Venice 7, Sacra
mento. IS. Time of game—l hour and 60 min
utes. Umpires—Held and McCarthy,
Portland 6, Loa Angeles t
Portlnd RHP AE] Los Ang. R H PA E
Chdbne.cf 114 1 O'Maggart.cf 0 110 0
Derrlck.lb 0 1 10 0 OlHoward.lb 0 1 14 0 0
Rogers.2b 00 4 2 lPage,2b... 10 8 6 1
Davis.sb.. 0 0 1 6 0 Kmegsr.rf 0 110 0
Doane.rf. 18 10 OlMueael.lf.. 0 13 0 8
Lober.lf.. - 2 2 2 0 0 Sawyer,3b 0 0 0 2 0
Kore*.3b. 0 2 0 5 0 Jobnaon.es 0 2 8 8 0
Berry,e.. 1 2 4 0 0 Arbogast,c 0 0 2 0 0
West.p.. 0 0 0 0 llPerrltt.p.. 0 0 0 0 0
i — W0te11.... 1 0 0 0 0
Total... 511 26 13 2Ryan,p... 110 10
I T0ta1.... 3727 17 4
Muesel out, hit by batted ball.
Wotell ran for Perrltt In the fifth.
Portland 0 2 0 O 2 0 0 1 0— 6
Basehits 0 3 O 1 3 2 0 2 o—ll
Los Angeles 0 00021000—3
Basehits 0 1 1 O 1 2 0 1 I—7
Stolen bases —Chadbourne (21, Howard. Per
rltt. Seven hits ami 4 runs off Perrltt tn 5
Inning*. Charge defeat to Perrltt. Home run
—Ryan. Three base hits—Leber (2), Berry.
Two base hit—Doune. First base on culled
balls—Off West 4. Struck out—By Perrltt 1.
by West 4, by Ryan 1. Double plays—Page
to Howard; Chadbourne to Rodgers; Davis to
Rodgers to Derrick. Hit by pitched ball—Saw
yer. Page. Time of game—l hour and 23
minutes. Umpires—Phyle and Finney.
Slavich Knocks Out
O'Donnell in a Round
Sam Slavlch, the hard hitting mid
dle weight knocked out Jim O'Don
nell with a couple of well placed
right and left swings to the Jaw in
the ring of the Columbia club last
evening. The finish came in the flrst
round, before O'Donnell even had a
chance to warm up.
The other bouts resulted as fol
Pete Weekley beat Gns Simmons, knockout
three rounds; Bob Nelson vs. Sharkey Holmca,
throe round draw; Charles Kennedy vs. Joe
Arce, three round draw; George Riley vs. Char
ley Mconey, four round draw; Bay Allan vs.
Bob Ryan, three round draw; Kid Fore, knocked
out WUUe Ryan In three rounds; Ja* Brexlel
knocked eat Jack Robinson U tare* rounds.
V Silk Hat Harry's Divorce Suit
Preliminary Events Will Be
Staged in Morning in Or
der to Save Time
The record list of entries for the
Portola track meet will make lt neces
sary to decide the preliminary rounds
of the field games in the morning, as
well as the track contests. The en
try list received is considered the
largest ever brought together for a
track and field meet west of Chicago,
with the ' exception of a national
senior championship.
There are so many entries that the
contests should really be staged over
two days, but with the various other
sporting attractions, this Is Impos
sible. The next best thing to be done
is to hold the preliminaries In all
events in the mornings, and this will
leave nothing but the champions of
the entrants to contest for the finals,
which will begin at 2 o'clock.
When the events start In the after
noon the program will be run off on
a set order, and the same order will
be maintained In the morning with
the various trial stunts in both the
track and field events.
The order of events follows:
Five mils road race. 100 yard dseb, 880 yard
rnn. 120 yard hurdles, mile run, 440 yard
dash, two mile ateeplechase. 220 yard dash,
220 yard hurdles, military events, two mil*
run. one mile open relay.
Field events —Running high Jump, running
broad Jump, pole vault, putting 10 pound shot,
throwing 16 pound hammer, throwing; discus,
throwing 6H pound' weight over bar, throwing
jawllne, running hop, step and jump.
Big November Golf
Tournament Planned
By Burlingame Club
The biggest event In golf circles
for the coming month will be an
amateur tournament, beginning on
the links of the Buriingame Country
club November 16 and open to mem
bers of all clubs belonging to the
California Golf association. The play
will be In both men's and women's
divisions and the tourney will con
tinue for nine days.
The field committee of the Bur
iingame club announces that the priv
ileges of the club will be extended to
all entrants for two weeks prior to
the opening. The entries will be
made with Manager Kenneth McLeod
not later than November 14. The
schedule of play follows:
Men's events—Qualifying round. 18 holes,
November Ift; first and second rounds, match
play, November 10; third round. November 22;
finals, November 23. Prizes for be*t gross
and beat net scores. The players returning
the 16 beat scores In the qualifying rounds
will be paired off for match plar. The re
maining competitors will be divided Into as
uiauy flights of 16 as tho entries warrant, and
will play with handicap. There will be a flrst
and defeated eight prise for each flight. Ail
matches shall be 18 holes, except finals ot
flrst flight, which shall be 86 holes. Eighteen
hole mixed foursome the afternoon of Novem
ber 10.
Women's events—Qualifying round. 18 holes,
afternoon of November 17; first round, match
piny, afternoon of November 18; second round,
afternoon of November 1»: third round, after
noon of November 20; finals, afternoon of No
vember 21. Prlies for best gross and best
net score. The players returning the 16 best
scores in the Qualifying round will be paired
to play off for match play. The remaining
competitors will b« divided Into as many
flights of 16 as the entries warrant, and will
play with handicap. There will be a first and
a defeated eight for all iltghts. Ali matches
will be played over 13 hole*.
You See, If s This Way
BECAUSE a lot of thp fttcht fans
believe that Mike Gibbons, the
St. Paul star of the welter
weight class, is the man without
the punch, Mike is a bit miffed
and wants to show, not by his
record of knockouts, but by a long
record of winning battles, that lt
pays Just as well to have a rapid
fire delivery of many punches that
land as a single broadside that
misses many, many more times
than it gets home. In a word,
Mike believes that his scheme of
lighting, which is to land early
and often on an opponent, is much
better than that used by sluggers
who have the single wallop and
can not land lt on* round out of
* * *
BUT Mike doesn't admit that he
hasn't got the punch. Some
thing that' was said about
Mike's battle with Eddie McOoorty
In New York rather got on Mike's
nerves aad he proceeded to ask If
anybody Over had got an expres
sion of opinion from McGoorty aa
to what he thinks of the Gibbons
punch. Mike claims that he landed
several on the Oshkosh Irishman
that were gems and that Bet the
Wisconsin boy to thinking during
their New York scrap. "There's a
sting to these punches of mine,
and I get them home often enough
to make them count for a whole
lot," Mike told me. "But, of
course, Eddie never told anybody
about that, although I know he
was worried more than a little be
fore we had come to the tenth
* # *
ACCORDING to Mike/a talk
there la a "feel" about a
punch aa tho glove la driven
home. Into an opponent that Indi
cates whethor or not lt has taken
effect The owner of the glove
that furrows up an antagonist's
midsection or bounces oft his
skull can tell instinctively
whether or not the punch has
taken the desired effect. The
slob fighter haan't this instinct
and is guided largely by the more
or less hearty cheers of the
crowd. Gibbons points out that
time and again he has seen a
fighter swing and swing and keep
on swinging merely because he
wa» goaded on by the wild cheer
ing of tho crowd, although not
one in ton of his blows may have
even reached.
WIXOERS bringing their
off the floor usually
get the applause because
their wallops look like they were
about to deal out the knockout
drops," Mike Bays. "But these
blows are not nearly as effective
as the one straight left or sting
Now showing the best as
sortment we have ever
offered. All the good
makes. Many beautiful
$1.50 to $4.50
Post and Grant Aye.
Call's Eastern Fight Expert
ing right hand cross that travels
but a few Inches. Yet the clever
man, landing a clever blow that
Jars an opponent from scalp to
heels. Is rewarded merely with a
slight display of applause from
the average follower of the game.
It's a funny thing, but true,
nevertheless, and I have long
since ceased to marvel at It."
* * #
GIBBONS farther points out
that he never tries to "knock
'em dead" In any of his fights,
unless lt Is a case where he is
compelled to slug with a man
and has to slug his way out of
the difficulty. That seldom hap
pens, according to Mike, because
he usually lands often enough
early in the engagement to make
his adversary look and feel
mighty cheap toward the close.
* * *
JIM COFFROTTI, It appears,
has been flirting with Gibbons
about a match with Eddie
McGoorty or Jimmy Clabby, the
latter preferred, now that he has
made such a hit out there. But
Gibbons does not feel Inclined to
go to the coast unless there is a
good guarantee attached to the
trip. "Winnipeg and several other
places would like to book tho St.
Paul star and a prosperous season
Is In sight for him. Mike believes
he will fairly wade through the
welters and after he has dis
posed of everybody worth while
In that class he will take on some
of the bigger men.
* • •«
ACCORDING to tho Idea* en
tertained by the Minnesota
man, the middle weight sit
uation Just now lies between
Eddie McGoorty and Jack Dillon
of Indianapolis, and Mike thinks
that a 20 round battle between
them would about settle tho
X Don't get "down in the ♦
♦ dumps" and discouraged be- J
, T cause you have no position. «
X What you need is a Call Want ♦
♦ Ad. There is a job for you,
X and do not forget it. v
♦ There is a job for every man «
T of industry and good habits. I
X A Call Want Ad looks up i
\ y the man who is looking for 4
T you. It tells your case to the I
j X employers of the whole city of 4
♦ San Francisco and nearby J
points. No other method is so 3
♦ good for getting a job. No 4)
T other method converts dis- 4
X couragement into encourage- 1
♦ ment so quickly. 4

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