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So Can McCormick—Because
of This the Indians Grab
Off First Game,
Where They Play Today.
Oklahoma City at San Antonio.
Fort Worth at Houston.
Shreveport at Galveston.
Dallas at Waco.
Standing of the Clubs. ]
Plyd Won Lost P- C.
Houston 11- 6° ■*' ।
Oklahoma City ..110 62 4s ow.
Dallas 114 <B 51
SAN ANTONIO.. 108 59 49 .546
Shreveport .. ...112 59 53 .5-,
Fort Worth 115 59 5b .51.,
Waco 114 42 72 .36o
Galveston 113 40 73 .354
Who said Red Downey and McCor
mick couldn't hit a southpaw? I plead
guilty and apologize in the same!
breath. But the statement still goes, in i
spite of the fact that the aforemen
tioned Red and his big runnnig mate .
biffed out the Indians’ only wallops in |
yesterday's game.
And the contention is still made that .
it's all due to those gray uniforms, if ।
the redskins had stuck to rhe eute lit-1
tie dark brown robes of the early sea ]
son they would be reposing somewhere
between Waco and Galveston, buried
under a jonah of hopeless proportions.
Indians Now Lucky.
The last thread of the stigma left
by the uniform nightmares has beeu
picked off and put in the waste basket.
There can be no question of that. They
had so much luck yesterday that it
oozed out of them in little rivulets. And :
know something about good luck here. I
for we had some once upon a time. And
we still contend that Oklahoma had
some luck yesterday'.
While the Indians accumulated four
bingles off Folbre's side-wheel heaves,
three of these four came in just the
anointed spots to get the most money,
like putting a nickel on the double and
getting 35 for 1.
Visitors Look Bad.
The runners-up in the race of Okla
homa against Texas looked like the
money from the break yesterday. They
loomed up dangerous like a storm cloud
in Galveston in the first inning, when
D. White walked, Emery flew out to
left, Downey forced White. McCormick
doubled to right center and Andrews
walked, making three men on bases and
two out. Rapps, however, foozled in
front of the plate, and Folbre handled
it like a veteran.
A little connnotion rippled the grand
stand in the locals’ half of the same
inning, whoa, after two had gone. Mc-
Iver dinged one up against the right
field fence for two sacks and Stinson
singled to left. Red was there strong
cr'n a pound of Limburger in a bureau
drawer, his peg to the plate being ab
solutely perfect, as if had to be to snag
McIver and prevent the run.
Both clubs went out in fancy jig
time in the second.
Aha, That Red Person Again.
The third was replete with happen
ings—for the Indians. D. White drew
another walk. Emery laid down a bunt
just in front of the plate, but Hack,
with a magnificent peg to Stark, forced
White at second.
Then the gentleman with the sunny
locks once again butted into the lime
light. He always comes in for much
kidding in San Antonio, so, when he
missed the first two by a foot or so,
the crowd was immensely pleased. The
third one was a curved ball, on the
i inside corner, just Where Red was pray I
. ing it would be. He hit it a mile or
two up in the air and when the crowd
। saw its general direction was south
1 west a pall of gloom stopped the racket !
in the stands. When McIver was seen
to run to the fence, then stop and
throw his glove petulantly against the
pickets, the crowd generously gaxe Red
a corking good hand.
Another Useless Flutter.
The Brones chased each other to the
' bench in raphi-fire order during the
third and fourth, but in the fifth, aft.r
Franz had gone out, Firestcin and Kipp |
each drew beautiful singles. Schan ran
right up to the plate, popped a little
foul and ran right back to the bench I
again. The crowd had some hope that
Folbre would grab ahold of one. but
the best he could do was a little roller ]
to Rapps, and the chance was gone.
In the fifth inning Downey again
loomed up like a red grain elevator or
a Kansas prairie. He was the opener of,
the inning and he prised off a cute lit
tie single that dropped on the only spot. I
open to it between Stark and Coeash.
Ain’t He the Fox.
McCormick snagged one past Fire- i
stein, after two ineffectual attempts to j
bunt, and Red went to second. Andrews i
in attempting a hit and run. peeled off |
an ideal little roller for a double. Kipp |
got hold of the ball in a hurry am’. |
snapped it to second. McCormick, who i
must be some kind of a fox, threw his *
arm up and stopped the ball, and while
he was called out for interference, An
drews couldn’t be called out. and what
w’ould have been a sure double was
killed, leaving a man on third, first and
but one out. The play cost a run, for
when Rapps hit a fly to deep center
Red beat the throw back to the plate.
Oh, You Mack.
In the Bronchos’ half of the same
inning, again after two had gone out,;
McIver caught one of Young's curves'
about four inches from the end of the ]
bat. That tells the story, with the ex
ception of details. Description —i,
went to the left field fence, Red ran ,
it down, and when it had been relaye t d I
back, Mac had sprinted around to third !
in a manner that proved beyond a I
doubt that he hasn’t got any game leg. ,
Stinson booked a fast one through thi ;
box. but Cy reached down and speared i
it with one hand,.making a really hard '
chance look easy, and the walloping
kid was left at third.
Another little flurry came in the
seventh, when Franz hit a funny little
bingle over third, and was caught at
'second by an eyelash or a mosquito’s
whisker, trying to stretch it into a
double. This was the Brones’ dying
i gutter, the rest of the herd starting the
I blithe childhood game of following the
leader from the bench to the plate and
I back to the bench again.
, Indians Lucky-
All of which proves that the Indians
were besmeared with good fortune
while the Brones were shy of the neces
sary element. Both pitchers worked in
great fashion, the clubs played big
league baseball, none of the ten hits of
; the game could have been handled, a(>d
Firestein’s error, which came on a
hard chance, didn’t do any damage.
An observant citizen, who might
have been sitting in the grand stand
lookin’ ’em over, would have been
forced to the conclusion that the dad
blasted redskins are some ball club,
that they look real cute in their gray
uniforms with the recherche (you can
search me, I don’t know what is it)
lacing in place of buttons on the fronts
of the shirts, and that the handicap of
Oklahoma against Texas is going to be
a sure enough horse race.
By the time you have plowed
Philly Fans Feel bine,
Magee, Great Outfielder, Sticks
'Philadelphia, Pa.. Aug. 11. —Sher-
wood Nottingham Magee won’t be a
Giant —at least not for some time. The
deal whereby Magee and Mike Donlin
were to play roles in the comedy-drama
entitled “A Fair Exchange Is no Sign
Somebody Didn't Get a Lemon, ’ ’ has
been called off.
The official announcement that Ma
gee will remain here lets Philadelphia
fans breathe easily again, and what
threatened to be a municipal calamity
proved tn be nothing but hysterical
chatter. With the country safe, Quaker
fans can read the bulletins calmly.
Magee is a baseball prodigy, and
through this rambling tale of woe the ।
Indians will either have dropped one ]
or annexed another, for at 3 o'clock the ,
teams were scheduled to hook up in a I
Here's the score of yesterday’s .
The Score.
San Antonio— AB. R. H. O. A. E.
Stark, ss 4 0 0 3 2 C
Cocash, If M 0 0 3 0 0|
McIver, rf 4 0 2 0 0 0
Stinson, cf 4 0 1 3 0 01
Franz, lb 3 0 1 14 0 0
Firestcin, 3b 3 0 1 0 5 1
Kipp, 2b 3 0 1 2 3 0
Schan. c 3 0 0 2 1 0
I Philadelphia appreciates him. He join
ed the local National league club in
1905 when but 20 years old, coming
straight from a semi-professional rank.,
and stuck like a burr to Harry Laud,
er’s tongue, without ever a hint of
being sent to a minor league to ripen.
Fact is, Magee was ripe when picked.
He enjoys the distinction of being one
of the very, very few major leaguers
who got into fast company without mi
nor league experience.
“Jim” Randall, a' Philly siyiut,
heard of the wonderful fielding and
batting of a youngster named Magee,
' of the Lindner team, Carlisle, Pa. Ran
dall piped Magee at work and signed
■ him.
| Magee made good from the first and
I jumped straight into the hearts of the
■ fans by his work. His best year with
i the bat was 1907, when he was second
! to Honus Wagner.
Baseball is more than a profession
I with Magee. It’s a hobby. He is one
' of the easiest men to handV. although,
1 like all great players, he has his whims j
! । and must be humored. He never misses
1 I piactice, and Murray has to order him
1 ] from the field when practice ecases.
1 The deal which Felix Tsman. the
* multi millionaire real estate man, hop
ed to put over by virtue of an option
■ he held upon the stock of the late Sen
i ator I. W. Durham, meant the retire
, ment of Manager Murray and the
• trading of Magee for Donlin. When the
I other directors refused to part with
r Murray, Isman passed up the stock and
drppped out as a figure in Philadelphia
I baseball. So Magee sticks.
Folbre, p 3 0 0 0 4 0
Totals ..A 31 0 6 27 15 1
Oklahoma Citv — AB. R. H. O.A. E.
D. White, cf ....... 2 0 0 3 0 9
Emery. 2b '4 1 0 2 3 0
Downey, If 4 2 2 2 2 0
McCormick, rf 4 0 2 0 9 0
Andrews, 3b 3 0 0 1 2 0
Rapps. 1b 3 0 0 12 0 0
W. White, ss 4 0 0 0 3 0
Kelsey, c 4 0 0 5 0 J
Young, p 3 0 0 2 3 0
. Totals 31 3 4 27 15 0
Score By Innings
San Antonio 000 000 000 —0
Oklahoma City 002 001 000—3
Two base hits. McCormick, McIver;
three base hits, McIver; home run
Downey; sacrifice flyout, Rapps;
struck out. by Young 2, by Folbre 2;
bases on balls, off Folbre 3; left on
bases, San Antonio 4, Oklahoma City
5; time of game, 1:30; umpire, Ncw-
SwLcopi kio.
Fans’ meeting Fri
■ rU day night.
Lg Help the rest of us
Bwi to stop Houston.
M nW Be there prompt?
■ at 8:30 ’ cha,nber of
ft Commerce hall.
Ables. Winchell and
Sorrels ought to be
able to take care of
these other games
with the Indians.
Plenty of time yet to get this money
—but it 's going to take some hitting of
that baseball—don’t forget that.
Gee, that would have been a fine
game is the Brones had just had the
long end of the score. Funny what a
difference it makes who wins.
People thought Sunday s game was a
dandy because the home team won, when
in realitv it was a ragged sort of an
exhibition and hadn’t ought to be in
the same season with yesterday s.
I haven't been much of a believer in
the Indians until this trip. They show
up so much better, however, than they
did on their last visit to San Antonie
that you've got to come in to them
They're there.
They have aa ideal orfianuatiaa
J Come In!!! %
Hot ? Come in and get a glass of Coca-Cola—it
k® is cooling and refreshing.
® Tired ? Come in and get a glass of Coca-Cola—it
O relieves fatigue.
||g Thirsty? Come in and get a glass of Coca-Cola—it *
M quenches the thirst.
■ DWNK H ■
Whenever you’re bodily fagged or brain wear? or
a delicious, wholesome, thirst -
5c Everywhere
you see an
There are three terrific hitters to put I
the runs over the plate and a great de-1
fensa to hold the fort after the runs j
have been put in the refrigerator by
the three big fellows.
Look at all the winning ball clubs in
the country and that is what you will |
find. Without Downey. McCormick and '
Dave White the Indians would be out
classed; without Cobb and Crawford the
Detroit Tigers would be last; without
Wagner and Miller Pittsburg wouldn't
even be in the fight— and so on down
through the list.
Dolly Stark is hitting in hard luck.
Day before yesterday Maloney was lay
ing in center for Dolly and he hit two|
i terrific line drives right at the Dallas -
I fielder. Yesterday White stuck around
Iin left center with the same result.'
Wonder if these hard wailops the Brones]
keep driving out w-on't start to going]
right pretty soon?
Houston is satisfied again. They arc ]
at home, Winscott is umpiring and I
everything is lovely. They’ve got a '
scrappy bunch to go against in that
Panther aggregation. Kid Nance. Pow-,
ell and Cavender know several things
। about basehal land if they lose out in
'Houston there'll be a holler that can
be heard to the capital.
i The wind must have been blowing
'in from the bay in Galveston yester-
I day. When the breeze blows from the
I gulf it takes an awful wallop to drivel
la ball over the fence. But when the I
bay breeze cuts in almost anything will |
blow over. It is significant of the |
Brones' luck in their last series at the I
island town to state that the breeze;
flowed from the gulf all the'time.
Well, Philadelphia has ketehcd De-'
troit. as they have twice before this,
season. The Tigers are at a loss be
cause of injuries to Stanage and I
Schmidt, Reckendorf being called in off ;
a scouting trip to take the receiving I
job. However, both the regular catch-1
ers will be back soon, the Tigers are'
matched up right now with Washington,
while the erratic Browns are as apt to
take a fall out of the Athletics as any
body else.
Things stood still in the tight Na
tional and Southern league races yes- ;
terday. In the former all the lead rows
won ami in the latter they all lost. ,
Pittsburg has stuck right along with :
their apparent safe lead, but the Bos- j
ton feast is now over and tomorrow i
the Phillies will be along. The Cubs I
take on the Giants on the Chicago
grounds tomorrow and after four games'
the New York club goes to Pittsburg. ,
These two series ought to be convincing
as to the Giants' chances to win the,
National league pennant.
Special Dispatch.
Houston. Tex.. Aug. 11.—With Hill
Ion third, two out and Corkhill at the
bat. the latter swung at a low one.
I owell caught it, took off his inask
and snapped the ball to first, as all
catchers do after a strike out. - Hill ran
home and < 'orkhill to first, where no
attempt was made to tag him, the Fort
worth club having started for the
| bench. I mpire Winscott, however, con
। tended that the ball had touched the
। ground before Powell caught it and
ruled everybody safe. Then the row
started For over a quarter of an hour
| the wrangle continued, until finally
Powell and Cavender were put out of
the field by policemen and the game
continued. After that it was easy for
the Mud Cats.
Score— R. H. E.
Fort Worth 100 000 000— 1 4 4
Houston 011 030 00*— 5 6 *3
Batteries: Burk and Powell and
Green; Rose and Gordon.
Spscial Dispatch.
Waco. Tex., Aug. 11.—The Giants
were lucky yesterday. Herbert had
everything after he had pitched one
ball. This ball was a curve that the old
gentleman who bosses the Giants liked
the looks of and he binged it into the
weeds for three sacks. After this the
Dallas men never made a scratch, hut ;
the two runs started by Maloney’s drive ]
were enough to win.
Score — « R. H. E. ;
Dallas 200 000 000— 2 1 0
Waco 000 001 000— 1 3 3i
Batteries. Herbert and Ott; Moore
and Miller.
Special Dispatch.
Galveston, Tex., Aug. 11.—That the
[Pirates have sold all their good hitters
was demonstrated yesterday when they
couldn’t make bu sixteen hits, including
। four doubles and three homers. Hard
luck. Shreveport. Grabble was knocked
out of the box in the second inning.
iThes couldn’t hit Robb, except a few
home runs and things. It's a darn
shame Shreveport has sold all their
IhiHera- R H F
Score— «• «. E.
Shreveport 031 004 003 —11 16 1
Galveston 100 010 000- 2 6 2
Batteries: Tesreau and Garvin; Crab-
I ble. Robb and Quicsser.
Associated Press.
New York, Aug. 11- —The ten round
fight between Willie Lewis and Sailor
Burke, to be held next Friday night in
this city, is attracting much interest
because the winner has been promised
a battle with Billy Papke and may win
the right to fight Stanley Ketchel. Lew
is savs that he will give Burke about
fifteen pounds when they meet in the
ring and that Burke will weigh l->8
pounds. Those who observed the bril
liant contests won by Lewis in Pans
recently have great confidence in him,
but the betting seems to favor Burke,
action of the bowels regular, there is a
natural craving and relish for food.
When this is lacking you may know
that vou need a dose of Chamberlain's
Stomach and Liver Tablets. They
strengthen the digestive organs, im
prove the appetite and regulate the
bowels. Sold by all druggists.
$10.00 monthly will secure you one
I vour family will be provided for. It
,is a sure road to wealth. Dahlgren,
Benson & Welch, owners, Grand Opera
House bldg.'
Bexar Drug Co., cut price druggists;
get our prices first. The' lowest in the
I *
Klawitter Goes to New Yorkt
But Not Until the Texas
League Season Closes.
St. Louis, Mo., Aug. 11.—Two pitch
ers have been added to the staff of the
New York National League club, ac
cording to an announcement by Man
ager MeGraw. They are Klawitter, of
the Shreveport (La.) club and George
Dailey, of the Springfield (Ill.) Three I
league team. Klawitter reports at the
end of the season. The price for the
latter is reported to have been $4500.
Shreveport's manager has also sold
to the Springfield club the contract on
First Baseman Metz, now with the Mus
kogee (Okiq.) team for $1300.
Associated Prese.
New York, Aug. 11.—Ora Morning
1 star, the champion professional billiard
player at the 18.1 balk line game. has.
returned the diamond medal, emblematic
of his supremacy to the company which
awarded it to him. and with Willie
Hoppe, will be a free lance among the
professionals. Morningstar after win
ning the championship and creating a
furore among billiard players, was en
gaged by the manufacturing concerns
at a stipulated salary to play profes
sional matches as an advertisement of
tjie firm’s billiard products. Morning
star now contends that the company
established for him certain rules in the
playing of his games which prevented
[ him from really showing what he could
do. His principal objection was that
the company would not permit him to
play more than a 500-point game, while
he contended that the professional limit
should be 1500 points. ,
Hoppe and Morningstar have now
joined forces and are contemplating a
tour of the country, giving exhibitions.
We want to sharpen your dull razor
for you once absolutely free. Bring it
to 314 East Houston street and say:
“I saw your ad in the Light.”
New York. Aug. 11.—It is now COB*
, sidered practically certain that an in
! ternational polo match will be played
in this country next year between the
| Meadowbrook team and the English
[ pldyers who contended for the cup
i which was won by the American play*
| ers in England last month. Rivcrs
dale Grecnfeldt, representing the En
glishmen, is now at Newport and is
said to have made a proposition for the
match. ,
R. Livingston Beekman will confer
with the, members of the Meadowbrook
team who are now in this country and
nn arrangement will be made within
a few days, it is expected, whereby a
challenge from the English team will be
accepted. The proposed match may be
I held at either Newport, R. I., in West
leheeter county or on the grounds of the

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