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The Fans Have About Come to the Conclusion Ring Champions Are Born, Not Made
We of the Giants-White Sox party have been getting a lot of in
formation on trades along our route to the coast and since we have
sighted the Pacific. At one time or another within the last month
nearly every prominent major league player, including Speaker, Cobb,
and Konetchy as the head liners, has been swapped by the news
papers. It is my opinion that there will be a good many trades made
this winter, because club owners and managers are rapidly beginning
to recognize the fact that when a ballplayer is discontented he can
not do his best for a team no matter how hard he may try. But Ido
not think that either Cobb or Speaker will change the name on his
uniform next summer.
There have been numerous instances of trades benefitting the work
of certain players, especially those of the temperamental sort. Hal
Chase was the best example of this last season. He had got into a.
rut in New York after the many years he had spent there, and, do
what he could, he could not pull out of it. It is my opinion that the
fans did not give Chase a very good deal while he was with the
Yankees. I never knew him well until this trip. He is an earnest,
hard working ballplayer who takes care of himself.
The switches in the Yankee management did as much to get Chase
out of New York as anything else. It is a tough thing for a man to
be the* leader of a teasn and then drop back to the ranks again. This
is largely due to the authority he enjoyed while he was the manager,
which changes his point of view in spite of himself.
Then, you can't tell a baseball fan that a man is not sore or lying
down when he is working again for some, other leader, because every
time he makes an error the fan is sure of it. Ballplayers tell me that
it is the toughest position in the world to have the home fans "riding*'
you. You expect it when you arc away from home and do not mind
it, but it cuts on your own lot.
Chase Showed Gameness
As the baseball world knows. Chase moved to Chicago and played
brilliant ball after his leg was right. But the New York rooters would
not bear in mind last summer that Chase was trying to play the bag
with a leg out of condition most of the time. He had been rather eager
to leave the Yankees for some time, but no manager took hold of the
team with the nerve to trade Chase until Chance was placed in power.
Frank has the nerve to do anything that he thinks should be done and.
although Borton was a flivver, I think Chance benefited the team by
the deal.
"I had long wanted to leave New York," Chase told a friend, of
mine after ihe swap was completed last summer. "You bet lam
going to show them now that I still have some baseball left in me."
And he did.
Another thing which handicaps a ballplayer is to rise from the
ranks to the leadership of the same cluk. Such a man is bound to
have had some differences with some, if not all. of the players during
his term of service with the club. and. as a result, these men do not
work as well for him as they would for a rank outsider. I have in
mind John Evers, who is one of the shrewdest men ever to break into
baseball, but who had his troubles as a manager last summer because
of the fact that he had been with the Cubs so long and because of his
fiery temperament. Some of the players, who used to eat out of
Chance's hand, were always at odds with Evers.
Zimmerman-Evers Row
Zimmerman and Evers could not get along at all. and the big third
baseman was in bad all season. The Cubs did not get as much out of
him as they should, for he is really a star of the first water. It takes
positive authority to keep "Zim" in line, and he had gotten to know
Kvers too well before the latter's rise to power. John and "Heinie"
had had their clashes as players, and "Heinie" made it hard for Evers
when the latter rose to supreme power.
Little things were responsible for much of the trouble. For in
stance, Evers made a rule that, when the team was on the road, the
flayers must stop at the hotels and not go to their own homes, if they
happened to live in the town where the clnb was playing, or they must
not stay at the home of friends.
Zimmerman lives in the Bronx, the mainland borough of New
York city, and he always wanted to go home when the Cubs were in
the metropolis. Chance permitted this. Evers refused to let "Heinie"
live at home. So there was a clash every time the Cubs made New
I think it was on the last trip the Cubs made to the village that
Wall street and Broadway have made famous that "Zim" went* away
from his hotel with "Larry" Doyle in the latter's car and just visited
home. Then he telephoned Evers that he was sick and went out to
the polo grounds to take a look at the Giants play while the Cubs were
showing in Brooklyn. Evers frothed at the mouth when Zimmerman
met the Cubs on the train to Philadelphia. There were words and a
The two temperaments do not jibe, and the chances are that Zim
merman will be traded this winter if the right kind of a deal can be
jramed up. He may come to the Giants. He is very eager to play in
New York, and I know McGraw could handle him. Just because the
change of scenery would do him good. I figure that he would be twice
as valuable to New York as he would be to Chicago next season.
Konetchy is in a similar position. He is extremely dissatisfied
with conditions in St. Louis. McGraw is also eager to get his "hooks"
into the big first baseman. I do not know how far negotiations have
progressed, but the chances are that "Koney" will be traded some
where. "Connie" Mack is about the only chap who is not doing any
trading. His ball players are all satisfied, too.
(Copyright. 1913. by tli* Wbwler Syndicate.)
HILLSBOROUGH. Nov. 17.—The an
nual opening polo game at El Cerrito
field attracted a large and fashionable
gathering yesterday afternoon. Th«
polo-colony is keen for the coming se
ries of matches, and the game be
tween the Whites and the Reds re
sulted in some sensational and fast
playing. There are 30 players In the
local camp at the present time, which
is the largest since the organisation
of the San Mateo Polo club. The num
ber will be increased shortly by the
arrival of W. I* Bresse from the east.
In yesterday's game the Whites
showed their superiority, defeating
the Reds 6 to 2. The teams showed
good form for an opening season
game. Driscoll of the Whites dis
played his ability at shots and scored
four goals, while Cowdin did the
Blunt of scoring for the Reds.
In the fifth chukkur Verdier met
aith an accident, being struck on the
hand with a jnallet. . The injury was
painful, but the rider continued in
the game.
White* — Goal*.
So. 1— Paul Verdier 1
So. 2 -Rohm Hayne O
So, 3- T. A. Priscoll I
Back—Harry Haxtiogs 2
Score 6
Bed*— fJoala.
So. I—C. de Guipne Jr O
So. 2—Will Tevi* Jr 0
So. 3—J. Cheerer Cowdin 2
Back—G. H. Uarrltt 0
Sruro 2
B! Cerrito field.
Referee—W. R. Hoap.
Jeff Tesreau. who pitched yester
flsy afternoon's game, has a world
nf speed. The big fellow looks like
b giant on the mound and depends
entirely -on a spitter and speed to
fool the opposition. Jeff still looks
a bit crude, but with experience and
more work he will surely develop.
He Is far from being a finished
pitcher. If he can m*ake good at tqis
early date of his pitching career he
should be a wonder in another year
or so.
The Giants' Star Pitcher.
The big leaguers departed for the
north last night, where they will
play their final series of games prior
to their departure for the orient. The
clubs ended their series here yester
day, the White Sox taking a double
header from the Giants, the morning
game going to Comiskey's squad by
a score of 12 to 8 and the count in
the afternoon's session was 4 to 2
in favor of the hose.
The followers of the game had
their long desired chance to see the
big league stars In action and the
glowing reports about them were
fully sustained. The two teams were
composed of about as nifty a collec
tion of diamond stars as ever In
vaded a ball lot in our fair city.
They played fairly good ball while
1 they were here, but It must be re
membered that they were working
under a severe handicap.
Since their departure on the world's
tour the players have been wined
and dined. Various forms of social
affairs have been arranged for their
pleasure that kept them up late, so
under these conditions it was hard
to expect that they would be able to
show top notch form.
However, it was not necessary to
possess an expert's eye to detect
class in the lineups of both clubs.
There were players who stand out to
day as the best in the game. These
men will compare favorably with the
star players of other days.
Christy Mathewson, regarded by
many old timers and present day fans
as the greatest pitcher the game has
known, made his debut before a local
baseball gathering on Saturday, and
the big fellow pitched his usual high
class game. Christy is all that we
heard and read about him. If there is
anything In the pitching line that he
■ does not possess, it is something un-
I known to the writer.
Matty has the first great asset of a
Son of the Mighty Big Six
Likes to Talk to Ball
Christy Mathewson Jr. is a great
lad for grabbing hold of pencil and
paper and Interviewing various base
ball stars. The 7 year '>hi son of the
maaier of the fadeaway does not al
ways write his notes as clearly and
as distinctly as some more experi
enced journalists, but for one of his
tender years he makes very good
progress, and his parents are proud
of his efforts.
One of little Matty's favorite sub
jects is Captain Larry Doyle of the
Giants. The lad likes to interview
Larry, and Larry is fairly tickled to
death to answer all the questions put
to him. They had many a session out
at Recreation park while the globe
girdlers were here, and little Matty
Is now busy on the train writing his
Between practicing the fadeaway
and indulging in heart to heart talks
with the stars. Mathewson Jr. man
ages to keep busy every minute of
the time. He's ambitious to shine as
a pitcher and an author, just like his
famous dad, and his famous dad is
willing that the' youngster go right
ahead and follow his own inclinations.
If Mttle Matty Is as industrious dur
ing the balance of the trip around the
world as he was right here in San
Fran«Hsco, he will land in New York
next March with data enough to write
a book of baseball knokledge gleaned
from a variety of stars, and who
knows but that some of his notes will
help his dad out when the latter gets
stuck for an inspiration.
pitcher—speed. He lias a world of it,
but he does not bring it into play
except when he figures that it will
prove more effective against the bat
ter than a curve ball or his fadeaway.
Matty's greaiest asset Is his brain.
He uses his head all the time. In the
latter part of Saturday's game when
the sun's rays had dropped below the
fence and' dark shadows were cast
over the home plate he brought his
speed into play and such batters as
Tris Speaker, Sam Crawford, Hal
Chase and Buck Weaver were unable
to do anything with his bullet ball.
Under ordinary conditions these
same batters would have favored this
style of pitching, but Matty had them
under a severe handicap, and he knew
It. Matty is a veteran, but there is
nothing about his work to indicate
that he is near the end of his pitch
ing career. The old master appears
to have many a game left in him, and
it looks as if he is in line to hang up
a record.
* * *
While Matty was naturally the big
card there were others who Impressed
the fans. Trls Speaker, the outfielder
of the Boston Red Sox, who Is play
ing center field for the Chicago club,
looks like one of the sweetest hitters
that ever faced a pitcher in this sec
tion. "Spoke," as tiie others call him,
looks every inch of a ballplayer from
the ground up. Powerful of build and
possessing great speed, he is the ideal
type of an athlete.
Speaker has a keen pair of eyes.
When he goes, to the bat he waits
for the ball to come over the plate.
He will not strike at bad balls and
when he does let go he gives the ball
the entire force of his massive frame.
Speaker is one of the prettiest hit
ters that has been seen on the coast.
* * *
Waho Sam Crawford of the Detroit
Tigers, who is also playing an out
field position on the Chicago club, is
another hitter who has < lass. Sam,
like Speaker, wallops the ball from
the left side. He has a great eye and
Is a powerful hitter. His specialty
Is long drives.
* * ♦
The globe trotters left last night
for the northwest. They are sched
uled n> play a tame today In Med
ford, Ore. Tomorrow they will play
in Portland and on Wednesday a
double header is scheduled. The
morning gsmc will be played in Ta
conteV an( l the afternoon's fracas will
take pla.ee in Scuttle.
This is how the camera caught Christy Mathewson Jr. yesterday
afternoon as he was engaged in interviewing Larry Doyle on
the fine points of the game.
Strachan Now Rules
Over the Courts of
The Bay Counties
| In the bay counties tennis champion-
J ship yesterday at Golden Gate park
iby defeating R. L. Murray in three
straight sets. 6—l. 6—4, 6—2. This
| gives Strachan the title of the bay
| counties, which has been contested
since October 6 with a large entry
i list. Strachan has gone through all
! the preliminaries and semifinals and
! yesterday won out in good Btyle from
I Mtirrr.y
The Park Tennis club opened a
tournament yesterday. The results of
the preliminaries in the singles were
as follows:
First class preliminary round—C. Dnnlap
litest F Adams, default: W. A. Marcus beat
E. Fottrell. default.
Second round—John Strachan b n at W. G.
I Knowlton. B—o, ft—B. o—4; F. Guerin beat C.
! Griffin, default.
S' cond class, second round—C. Stickney beat
IA. Humphreys, R—3. 2—«. 6—4.
Third class, first round—G. Hall beat J.
j Lewis. (V—4. 7—5; L. Maguire beat W. Hen
i nlng 7 —5. »!—-O; E. Saeiepanskl beat F. Brad
ley, 6—l. 6—o; Flint heat A Groesebel, 6—4,
| Second rarmd —A. Gra\en beat R. A. Monroe.
4—6. 6—2. 6—3.
Foi.rth class becond round—E. C. Folev bent
R. B. Chapman. 6—2, 3—6. 6—3; J. Swift beat
A. Lo«b, o—3. 7 6.
Semifinal round—E. C. Foley beat M. Lipp
man. 6-3, 6—3.
Gard Named to Lead
The Stanford Team
Frank Gard was yesterday elected
captain of the Stanford varsity Rugby
team for 1914. Gard captained the
All-America team that played Xew
Zealand on Saturday and his work
won him the honor of leading his
team for the next year at college.
Gard has been a star Rugby man
for three years past In the games
against California. Last year he
played breakaway on the All-America
team against Australia. He is one of
the best breakaway men Wiat has
ever played on the varsity. He Is a
member of the Phi Gamma Delta fra
ternity and the Skull and Snakes
honor society.
Originals Register
A Shutout Against
The Fast Brooklyns
their class In the Intercollegiate code
of football yesterday by outplaying
the Brooklyn* and shutting them out,
18 to 0. on the St. Ignatius stadium.
The Brooklyns did not play up to
their usual form, De Vail at center
and Rudolph at right guard being
the only men to show to advantage.
Klser was the star of the Originals.
He was strong on the attack and car
ried the ball through the defense
with ease. His placement kicks were
features of his work. The Originals
outweighed the Brooklyns and used
the forward pass with good effect.
* * #
The All-Vallejo team defeated the
Fort Miley eleven at Vallejo yester
day by a score of !» to 3. Though
outweighed by the soldiers the Val
lejo was too fast. Blanco was
the star of the winners.
Eddy St.. Near Market, Phone Sutter 420 V.
j "Pop." Mat. Tnurs., 60c. 75c. 91. |
Toi>'i(iHT «t s i i TD AVIAT A
imd Ihtir.. Mat. |J| II\AyIAIA
With Mosnska. Botta and Maseal: Tues..
unit "ZINGARI nnd.r the Direction of the
Composer. i.i;onca\ allo. with Melis.
Catodo. Mniitesanti. sod sesona: Weil. Night
and Sat. Hat "ZAZA." under the Direction
of the Composar, i.EONCA VAIJ>), with
Melts. Anitua. Bona and Montesanto; Thiirg..
VERDI FESTIVAL, with Acts from "Alda."
"Otello." "Riiroletto" and "11 TroTatore":
Fri.. '"THAIS." with Mells. Maacal and
PerrMr; Bat., ( Avai.i.EßlA BOSTICAKA."
with Crestanl, Occb*ttl, Chiodo and Mascal,
an<l "LA BOHEME." with Mosclska. Slmsls.
Botta Modest! and Scsona; Sun.. FARE
WELL TESTIMONIAL to ManaglHg Directors
Patrizl and d'Avigueau, with All the Ar
Prices—s2 to 50c.
ELLEN REACH YAW. the Fatuous Prima
Donna Soprano; HARRY FOX and YANCSI
DOLLY. Smart Fooling. Songs and Dances:
International Specialties; GEORGE HOLLAND
and Company In a farce. "Fixing the Furnace":
BLANK FAMILY. Continental Champions of
Doable Juggling: the six mfsical ci ttys:
STARS," taken exclusively for the Orphentn
Circuit. Last Week—The Eminent Character
Comedian. JoE WELCH. New Witticisms.
ETcjilng prices—10c. 25c, BOe, 75c; Box Scats
*1.00. Matinee prices (except Sundays and
Holidays* 10c. 25c. .-.Oc. PHONE DOT GLAS 70
The Leading Play bens f, Geary and Mason.
Thla Week Only—Mats. AVed. and Sat.
Wed. Matinee Special Prices, 25c to §1.80.
Star and Play That Ha»e Delighted Millions.
W^kr X mm JULIAN pi
In the Great Hit. "THE
CO. Apply J. J. PIERRE. Columbia
I Taeater ataare door, at eleven o'clock,
Tuesday morning, Not. 18.
McCarthy-Burns Battle Is
Put Over Until Monday
There has been a sudden switch in
Eddie Graney's fight card for this
month, and the 20 round match be
tween Johnny McCarthy of this city
and Frankie Burns of Oakland has
been changed from next Friday even
ing to next Monday evening, in order
to give McCarthy more time to get
into shape.
The local brick layer took It upon
himself a few days ago to slip quietly
out of town and take a little run up
to Butte, where he is billed to box 10
rounds thf""> evening with Wildcat
Ferns. McCarthy's movements were
not made known to Graney or Match,
maker Ix>uis Parente. They started
an investigation yesterday and located
McCarthy, who prayed for more time
In which to get Into condition to meet
the Oaklander.
Burns was stubborn when ap
proached. He flatly refused to allow
McCarthy to come in heavier than 135
pounds, as provided for in the arti
cles. Furthermore, he announced
that he would not fight at all, but
would collect McCarthy's forfeit if the
latter failed to make the weight.
McCarthy starts to.mght
After a long wrangle they finally
got together, and liurns agreed to al
low the date to be changed to Monday
"Court by Girls," a travesty on women in the judiciary, top lines a solid bill of laughs at the
Empress this week. Dorothy Walters as the judge neatly carries the bulk of the comedy and is
ably supported by a bunch of pretty girls and two funny men. Walter Lawrence's players furnish
a stirring insight into the merciful life of the great emancipator, with Arthur Cogliser in the role
of Lincoln. John Gardner and Jeanette Lowrie in high grade patter; Anthony and Ross, premier
Italian impersonators; W. J. Dubois, juggling adept; Dawson, Lanigan and Covert, comedy danc
ers, and Smith, Voelk and Cronin in lyric laughs, fill out the menu of mirth.
AJTjIi J mWm N1
TfmM tan. ■T g JB phone.
■ W ThePllTiaiM
EXCEPT WED.JHURS. aad FRI. at 3:30
EV'ESIXGS AT Bi3o /^/vr»VH
Explanatory Lecture by C| ||T |
f'HAS. B. HANFORD. »3 VVf 1 1
ReserTed Seats, 2.V- and 50c.
TONlGHT—Benefit Old People's Horn*
Evelyn Vaughan, Bert Lytell
Bernard Shaw's Brightest Comedy.
PRICES— Night. 26e to II: Mat*.. 28c to 50c
NEXT WEEK—PauI Armstrong's Big Play
Miss Vaughan sad Mr. Lytell Heading Cast.
instead- of Friday evening-. This
seemed to suit McCarthy all right, for
he- wired last evening that he would
leave Butte this morning for this city
and start another siege of training.
He looked to be in pretty good shape
when he departed for the northwest
last week and should be able to put
on the finishing touches quickly.
Of course, if McCarthy loses to Ferns
In Butte this evening, there will be a
different story to tell. If such a calam
ity happens, it will be necessary for
them to get busy and dig up another
opponent for the lad from over the
hay. However. McCarthy, who has
rounded into splendid shape of late,
figures to get away with his opponent
handily enough.
In the meantime Burns is working
like a beaver. His friends claim that
he was not in condition the last time
that he met McCarthy, and they give
this as the reason why the brick layer
sprang htat sensation and made a
monkey out of little Frankie in four
rounds. If Burns is not very careful
the brick layer is very liable to stop
him the next time.
The four rounders will get into ac
tion as usual on Friday evening. Al
aTli i a— ananas —FADING THEATER
' M WftEVl Fills and Marker.
SPECIAL $1 no mats WED. and sat.
Nights. BOe to J2.
I The N. Y. Casino's Smartest Musical Success
First Week—Mon.. "KING JOHN": Tues..
Wed "MACBETH": Thnrs. (Thanksgiving!
i Mat ' "KING JOHN": Thnrs . "HAMLET":
i Fri "KINO LEAR"; Snt. Mat.. "MERCHANT
and Saturday Matinee. SOC to $2. Other Mat
lnees. 25c to $I.s<>.
Oflstrre//Sf. Op/x Orjo/teum
In Their Famous Travesty on
In the Laugh-a-Minute Show
With Its All Star Cast.
Twenty-live Cents to a Dollar.
Matinees Thursday. Saturday and Sunday.
Governor Does Not
Want Baseball Job
'"Your inquiry is a surprise." de
clared Governor John K. Tener of
Pennsylvania, when asked if he would
be a candidate to head the National
league of baseball clubs. "I am in no
sense a candidate for the place, and
do not even see how I can discuss it."
The governor, however, did not In
timate that the election would dis
please him.
Nevertheless, in baseball circles the
report seems to be taken quite seri
ously. The fact that Governor Tener
was not a candidate didn't make any
difference, for many figured that he
might be induced to accept the posi
tion if it were offered in the right
Young has signed up a flock of them.
The leading'bout will be provided by
Joe the Pennsylvania light
weight, and Johnny the
Seattle lad who has been fighting
with such good success all over the
Getz comes here as a free lance, and
hopes that he will be able to battle
his way up among the 20 rounders.
He was a star back In Philadelphia,
fighting all comers. He is a clean cut
looking little chap and, according to
his record, he must be some per
A Gorgeou* Scenic !'\ :, .r i:.r.,:i.
lii 15 Spectacular Scene*.
"A Night in Hawaii"
10 Swept Singers of Southern Seas.
f.rf.r »nn Waters I Picollo Midgets.
Carter and Waters. y im . Thmul) Oome
"ln Vaudeville" j dian>.
other BtCTllog Attractions.
Ocean Water Baths
Salt water direct from the ocean. Opea
(vary <lav and evening, including Suodays
and holiday*, from 7 a. m. tu lv p. ib.
Spectators' gallery free.
The Sanitary Baths
Natatorlum reserved Tuesday ami Friday
aaornlri" from "J o'clock to noon for womea
on It.
Hot Air Hair Dryera, Electric Curling Iroat
and Shampoo Room for Women Bathers Free 1

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