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The Umpire Is More Despised but He Generally Lasts Much Longer Than the Manager
NEWS WRITTEN BY LEADING EXPERTS SCRAMBLE FOR JOBS IS KEEN Seals Have Seven Infielders Who Are Looking for Berths Next Season JOE MURPHY There Is sure to be some keen con tention for infield positions when the Seals go into training next February. No less than seven players, which in cludes Manager Del Howard, will ba striving for Jobs in the infield. From the present array of talent which Manager Howard has on hand, lt looks as though he is going to find it a dif ficult task in picking out the men who are to get permanent places. Howard assures us that he will be back in harness next season and that he will play in a majority of the games. Last season the big fellow had some bad luck, being crippled ■ome of the time; in fact, he had a bad year. Now, if Howard rounds to shape and shows his old time form, he is the man for the initial bag, as he is needed there, as he is one of the best hitters in the league. There are those who are skeptical about Del ever being able to play as a regular. They maintain that he is getting too heavy for an active man around the Initial sacks and that his legs are a bit dicky and will not stand the strain of hard work, which comes to a first sacker. Howard can not be considered too seriously for the guardian of the first, sack. He told the members of the press on various occasions last season that he would get into the game reg ularly after July. We will have to admit that he got into the game after July, but not any too regularly. Del can do his share of work from the bench. The big leagues are find ing the bench managers more suc cessful than the playing manager, so the same rule should apply in the minor leagues. Howard made a good showing last year, considering the bunch of Junk he was handed when the season started. He got a lot of baseball out of Class B players, and at one time during the season the local fans took them seriously. They were playing above their mark and the strain of the pace told on them. The big crash came about July and the Seals started to slide, until they finally reached the position 1n the race which the dopesters had I them figured, right down near the tavi end. During the last half of the season Howard secured many new players who look like men who can play baseball and keep their team up in the race. The infield will be one of the problems that Howard will have to deal with. There are McArdle, Downs. Cor han, Cartwright, Howard, O'Leary and Charles striving for positions as in ner guardians of the Seals. With the exception of O'Leary. who is not known to the local fans outside of his major league reputation, the other p'.aytrb are recognized as capable per formers and it is hard to figure who ' should get the jobs. Corhan is practically assured of the place at short, but the other players are not sure of their berths. O'Leary is a third baseman and he is said to be able to hold down the initial sack In a capable manner. Howard and McArdle also will be after the job. The latter was conceded to be about the best fielding first baseman in the league last season, but he was woe fully weak as a hitter. If he is out of the game it will be on account of his hitting. Mac plays intelligent base ball, and, even though he is weak with the stick, he is pulling off stunts to advance a runner or score a man. He proved to be the best sacrifice hit ter ln the league last year. Downs looks to have an excellent chance of holding down second base next season. He is a wicked hitter and he is expected to prove one of the best batters ln the league next year. He was only a fair fielder last year. The third sack is the one ln doubt. It is generally believed that O'Leary will get the Job. However, lt is up to the former Tiger to show that he is entitled to it, as some bad reports are coming to hand about his playing last year with the St Louis Nationals. It Is up to Charley to show the fans, as past performances no longer count in this neck of the woods. When the training season starts the fans can expect to see some hustling between these players for regular berths. • • « The Oaks made a ten strike when they landed Catcher Dan Howley from Montreal. Manager Art Devlin, who Is now in New York, wired the good news to Magnate Leavitt yesterday 'that he had signed up Howley for next season. The fans along the coast will remember Howley. He played with the Portland Beavers during the season of 1912. Last sea son he played for a time with the Philadelphia Nationals and then was turned over to the Montreal club of the International league. There was ■ome dispute over salary and Howley became dissatisfied. Devlin has been dickering with the Montreal club for ■ome time and it was only yesterday that he came to a settlement with the •astern club. ♦ # * . Carl Zamloch. the local high school boy who played in the Coast league and then went up to the big league. Is ■aid to be on his way to this city. He is coming here to act as coach •this winter for the University of Cali fornia baseball team. Zamloch was the real hard luck pitcher of the American league last season. He played with the Detroit club during the early part of the year and pitched r&markable ball, but he could not win a game. Every time fie pitched the batters of the Tigers fell down on him. He was turned over to the Providence club of the International league. According to the new system employed in the American league ln rating pitchers. Zamloch i« right up with the first flight of heavers. * * # Hoinis Wagner ha« batted above the .SOO mark for 17 consecutive years. This season Honus Just sot above this mark by a wUlsker. He finished the >»ar with his usual rush and added mor* imnors to his wonderful record. • ill have something to shoot at II fee goes alter Wagner's mark. The Judge Was Double Crossed on Sympathy NORTH IS LOYAL; WILL STICK BY UNION WILLIAM UNMACK The proposal from Los Angeles that an Intercollegiate Rugby association be formed has evidently lost out, as far as the southern universities* hopes 1 are concerned in getting the varsities and colleges of this section to join in the movement. None of the colleges hereabouts is in favor of the idea, and naturally the clubs favor the old union. Should the intercollegiate associa tion be formed, it would keep the clubs out of the association. While this would probably not affect the clubs in so far as getting games with the universities is concerned, the loss of the union would be a bigger one to the ciubs than to the universities aud colleges. Edgar Pomeroy of the Barbarian club expressed the opinion that he, did not see where the universities or colleges would gain anything by the formation of the intercollegiate asso ciation. In part, Pomeroy said: "The Rugby union only wants the game played un der uniform conditions, and If this association were formed it is quite possible that the members would in a very short time alter the rules of the game to suit themselves. Rugby would hardly gain anything from such an association. As far as the clubs are concerned, they would un doubtedly continue the union by themselves and arrange a champion ship schedule, but I hardly think It wll! come to that." WOULD BAR FOREIGN TOURS Various clubmen expressed consid erable surprise that the University of Southern California should have opened up the subject of doing away with the Rugby union and forming another organization. The consensus of opinion is that it would not be of advantage to any organization, and that even if the intercollegiate asso ciation was formed the members thereof would not be any better off than they are under the Rugby union. It is also pointed out that it is doubtful if the members of the asso ciation would play any games for a championship any more than they would as members of the union. Clubmen also point out that if the universities seceded from the union that foreign unions would only recog nize that body known as the Califor nia Rugby union, and that to gain recognition by foreign unions the in tercollegiate association would have to be affiliated with the California Rugby union. Foreign tours could only be ar ranged through the California Rugby union, and Australian and New Zea land or any other unions would not ln any way deal with the Intercollegiate association as the governing body in this state. Tinker Says He Is Through With Cincy Joe Tinker asserted he would never be a player on the team from whose management he was ousted. He said his release came as a surprise and he had no plans. Tinker regretted that he could not retain the management for another year, aa he thought he could build up the team into a strong er aggregation. Tinker asserted he was released be cause as manager he refused to be a figurehead. He said it had been the practice of a director or some man unknown to the players to watch them when they were off the field. When he objected to this, opposition to him increased among the club's owners. Tinker said he expected to be traded, as he would not play with Cin cinnati under any conditions. Junior Five Shows Class at Stanford STANFORD UNIVERSITY. Dec 9.— By defeating the senior quintet, the Junior basketball team won the Inter class championship. The third year players had little difficulty in taking the seniors into camp by a score of 40 to 17. The series of games was scheduled primarily for developing new mate rial for the series of games with the University of California quintet next semester. The local champion team Is composed of Worthy, Blodgett, guards; Davis, center; Farrar, Rey nolds, forwards. Hale's for Toys Market at Fifth TENER IS READY TO LEAD TIE NATIONAL NEW YORK, Dec. 9. —It seemed agreed p«lor to the annual meeting of the National Baseball league today that Governor John K. Tener of Penn sylvania would be elected president to succeed Thomas J. Lynch. Tbe gov ernor was expected to arrive during the day. It was reported that Lynch would be retained as chief of the umpire staff, but no official announcement was made. The directors met to award the 1913 pennant to the Giants and hear among other reports that of a com mittee appointed last year to consider the New York club's protest against paying more than 25 per cent of its share of the 1912 world's series re ceipts. At the league meeting the program included consideration of the demands of the Players' fraternity; C. H. Eb beta' new plan for drafting players which will give the second division clubs first call; the attitude of the Federal league, and the appointment of the schedule committee, to be made up of Barney Dreyfus of Pittsburg and John A. Heydler. The rules committee, appointed to day, will meet a similar committee of the American league, composed of Ban Johnson, C. W. Somers and Connie Mack. These committees will confer with three members of the Baseball Writers' association, which also held Its annual meeting. Hale's for Toys Market at Fifth Stanford Tennis Men Will Clash Today STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Dec. 9.— R. L. Murray, present university sin gles champion and former varsity tennis captain, will defend his title today in the final game of the annual championship tournament. H. L Hahn, who defeated Murray last week for the Theile handicap trophy, will be his opponent. 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