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The follow :ng are the Official Averages of National League flayers for the
season of I!. together wlt?h additional interesting individual u?l ? lub records:
Two hundred ami forty-five players took part in games tor the National ^
League clubs during the past season. ? >f this number. one hundred and seven
players engaged :n fifteen or more games, while sixty-eight plajed ;n less than
fifteen contests.
National League hatting history of the previous year repeated itself, as both
Rogers Hornshy anil the St. l/ouis Cardinals won leading honors for the sec- j
ond consecutive year.
Hornshy s hatting mark of .1197 is the highest average since Is:'?, when lid- j
ward Dclehanty of Philadelphia led the League with an average of ,|ox. Ji Is |
a net gain of twenty-seven percentage points over Jiis mark of 1320. while the
>t. Louis club which led in club batting with a percentage of .2 06. improved
its mark of 1920 l>y ninefeen percentage points.
Rogers Hornshy made the most h:ts. 235. j,.,j !(1 two-base hits with 44. and tied
with Kay Powell of Boston for the most ttiree-hagg< rs. vvltli is
t"arson Brgbce of Pittsburgh is the leading one-base hitter, with 161 singles,
and iJeorge Kelly of New York with 23 .home runs, made the most four-base hits
Like last year. Rogers Hornshy again leads the long hitters! with UTx total
bases, for an extra-base percentage of .83?.
Six piave-y made two hundred or more hits, as follows: Rogers Hornshy and
Austin MeHenry of St. Louis, 235 and 201 hits respectively; l-Tank l-Yisch and I
Kmll Meuscl of New York. 211 and 2" 1 hits, respectively; Carson Kigbee of
Iffttsburgh. 294 hits, and .lames Johnston of Urooklyn. 203 hits Not since
Pi??, when seven players made 2O0 hits, have so many National Leaguers reached
this .high mark.
K.ght players joined the "Century Run Club" in 1921. as follows: Hornshy led
with 13V. runs: l-'runk l-Yisch and .David Hancroft eac.h scored 121: Raymond Vow
oil 114. (5eorg< Hums 111. James Johnston !"4. and I'orsou Higbee
F'rank Krisoh of New York was easily the leading base stealer, with 49 stolen
Milton Stock of St. Louis, led at sacrificing with 36 sacrifice hits.
Dan Olson of Brooklyn faced pitching the most, going to the bat 632 times
Six plajers engaged :n every game their clubs played. as follows. Hornshy 164,
Pr.scb. Bancroft. Hoeckle and Hohne 153 eac.h. and James Johnston 152.
A C"* exists for the longest streak of safe hitting in consecutive games, aa
Carson Higbee ;uid Joseph Lapp both maintained batting streaks in 23 succeas
? Ve games.
Nine players made five hits in a game, as follows: John Smith of St. Lou:s. f
twice; William Soutlnvorth. Walter Harbare and l-'red Nicholson of Boston. Mux j
Carey and Walter Maranviiie ..t' 1'lttsburgh, l-'runk 1-Yisob of New York. Thomas.
? ?rltf:th of Brooklyn and iJeorge Maisel of Chicago.
Players tallied four runs per game on t wel v e occasions as follows: Rogers Horns- '
by and Will.am South worth, each twice; Raymond Powell, Thomas, David Ban-|
croft, Krank Krtsch. ileorgc C'Jtshaw, Max Carey. Carson lllgbec and John Smith |
of St Louis.
Rogers Hornsbv hi? for the most total bases in a game. 11, making a three
bagger and two home rues on June 7.
Ikivid Robertson of Pittsburgh, by Kitting tn S runs on August I?, equalled '
the National League runs-batted-ln record, held jointly by Bransti*ld of lhtts- I
Lurgh and Crav.ith of Philadelphia. The obi National runs-batted-ln record of I
11 runs in one game, made tn 1892 by Wllbert Robinson of Baltimore.
Individual Batting
\am.- of C'.ub . Bats (r AB K H TP. 2b SbHRSHSB Pet.
I attcrsiui. Win. J.. New York.; .K 23 35 ?"? I* 1 1 ? ? ? ?
llornsby. Rogurs. St. Louis R 1 4 592 131 335 3^8 44 IS 21 15 13 ? 7
Twombiv. Clarence K.. Chicago.. L 87 175 22 66 79 R I 1 4 4 -37(
Riviere." Arthur P.. St. Louis.... R 18 8 2 3 4 1 3i?
Sal lee. Harry P.. Nrw York It 37 22 2 8 9 1 4 .. .364
Mueller. I'larenre K.. St. Ho lts. . I, 55 178 25 62 S7 10 6 1 4 2 .35226
?"hristeiiburv, '.lovd R. Boston..1. 62 125 3 4 4 4 63 6 2 11 4 3 .35200
Polish, l-ilil .1.. Cincinnati 1. 112 41S 68 147 210 27 12 4 3 19 .30167 i
K tic titer. Walter H.. Brooklyn... L 49 97 12 34 49 5 2 2 2 1 .3.(1
MoMonry. .Vi-t.n. St. Bonis R 152 574 92 201 3"5 37 S 17 14 10 .350
i'rinse. \V;ilton K, Boston l< 106 244 47 1 19 173 16 7 8 9 10 .346
Pournier JacuUes !?".. St. Lou,s..L 149 574 103 19. 290 27 9 16 23 20 .343_1 |
.M use!. KmII !?'. Phtlu-N.Y R 146 586 96 2d 2l>2 33 1 3 14 3 13 .34300]
l-rtscli. Prank I'.. New York..Both 153 61S 121 21 1 300 d 17 8 26 49 .34134
Sc>dt. John W.. Boston It 51 8S 14 30 40 5 1 1 1 .. .34090
1 hltsha w. tjeorco W. Pittsburgh R 98 350 46 119 145 18 4 12 14 .140 ^ ,
Smith. Karl. New York I. 89 229 2.5 77 123 8 4 10 4 4 .336
15roh. Henrv K.. Cincinnati R 97 357 54 lis 149 19 6 . . 19 22 .331
Sin.t,b. John. St Louis K 116 411 86 135 196 22 9 7 7 1 1 .32346
Mann. Leslie. St. l.ouls R 97 256 57 84 121 12 7 7 7 5 .32812
Young. Ross. New York K 1 41 504 90 165 230 24 16 3 18 21 .327 42 .
.Nichols,.n Kr-sl. Boston R 83 245 36 So 120 11 ? 5 9 ;? .32652 '
Joiinst( :i .lanies H.. Brooklyn..R 152 624 lot 203 2x7 41 1 1 5 19 28 .325
Higher, ("arson l... Pittsburgh... I. 147 632 1"0 2'4 2,0 23 17 3 11 21 .32341
Ki h-fer. William. Chicago R 45 133 1 1 43 44 I 4 3 .32332
S'litian. John L.. Bos-Chi R 81 245 28 79 1 13 1 4 4 4 9 ?> .3.2
Crimes. t iscar R.. Chicago R 14" 53o 91 1 70 238 38 6 6 16 5 .321
Wheat. Xack P.. Brooklyn L 148 568 91 182 275 31 10 14 9 1 1 .32045
Snjilcr. Prank. New York K l"8 309 36 99 140 [3 2 8 4 3 .32038
Williams. Kreil C-. Philadelphia . L 146 562 67 180 2>4 28 6 18 9 5 .32028
'"ouinhe. Pred V., Cincinnati I. 31 23 2 8 9 I 1 .32000 ,
('lemons. Vernon J.. St. Louis. ...Ft 1 17 341 29 109 13.? 16 2 2 ' .31965
Bancroft. I'avid. New York...Both 153 606 121 192 267 26 15 6 22 17 .319
Mariott. William M., Chlcag >. .. . L "0 38 3 12 15 ! 1 2 .316
Barber. Turner. Chicago L 127 452 73 142 167 14 4 111 5 .314
Boeckel. Norman !?.. Boston it 153 592 93 185 261 20 13 10 1 > 20 .513
Itriffith. Thomas H.. Brooklyn...!. 129 455 66 142 21 1 21 6 12 17 3 .312
Brugg>. Prank L.. Philadelphia.. R 96 277 28 86 1 16 II 2 5 5 6 .3104.
.Maise,. (o-orge J.. Chicago R 111 393 54 122 1 33 7 2 .. 20 17 .51043 <
Scnultr.. Joseph. St. Lout* It 92 275 37 85 129 20 3 6 13 4 .30909 j
Caret. Max Pittsburgh.... Both 1 10 521 85 161 224 34 4 7 30 37 .8090'j
K.-Meher. John P.. Chicago R 95 301 31 93 130 11 7 4 23 2 .50897
Kelly, (teorge 1... New York R 1 19 587 95 181 310 42 9 23 17 4 .30835
Robertson. Havis A.. Chi.-Pitts. . L 82 266 36 82 127 21 3 6 9 4 .30828
l'uncan. Louis H. Cincinnati.... R 145 532 57 164 217 27 '0 2 IS , ,'40S2? ?
i.re. Clifford. Philadelphia K ss 286 at s_s 122 14 4 4 5 5 .:t'*7T0
South worth. Wrn. M., Boston.... I. Ill 569 86 175 261 2.> 15 . 35 22 .OO106 J
Stock. Milton J-. St. Ixiuls R 119 587 96 150 228 27 6 3 36 It .30664 (
jfyessler. Raymond R.. Clncin...R 109 ,;23 41 99 132 IS 6 1 17 5 .20650 i
Paubert. Jacob E.. Cincinnati... I? 136 516 69 158 2','6 IS 12 2 33 12 .30639'
Powell. Raymond Ft. Boston L 149 624 1 14 191 288 25 18 13 13 6 .30609'
Sohmandt. Raymond II.. Bklyn..R 95 350 42 107 128 8.5 1 15 3 .30671
.Alexander. iJrovcr Chicago...R 31 95 8 29 .".7 3 1 1 5 .. .305
.Miller. Jtalt-J; .1.. Philadelphia. .. R 57 2" I 19 62 St 10 ..313 .30392
llerilfne. Walter J. N. Y.-Phtla... K 31 112 8 34 56 2 .... 2 1 .30357 |
lL(r.>are Walter. Boston It 111! 550 66 166 202 22 7 26 II .302
Walker. Curtis. N.Y.-Phila L 85 '269 41 81 1 17 15 6 3 in 4 .20112
Kiack. Max. Chicago L 133 572 80 172 229 31 4 6 7 17 .30070
dub Batting Taatureg
St. Lou ? Tor the second year ir? succession. led In club batting: with a batting i
p, P'?n;:?o ?.f .3oS that club making the most hits, 1.535; the most total liases
on lift*. 2.32*. and the most two-base hits. 260. |
H.isti.ti faced the most pitching, going to bat o.385 times.
\\-w York scored the most runs. MO. Chicago made the most one-base hits. 1
1.226. Pitt.^urgii made the most three-base hits. 104. Philadelphia leads :n ?
horn*- runs. ^ Chicago led in sacrificing with 208. New York led with 137 '
stolen Pases.
The li'-'i season produced 67 shutouts, the clubs having scoreless defeats as
follows: Pittsburgh 14. Philadelphia. <"h!ca?co and Cincinnati 11 apiece. Boston J
V and New York. St. Louis and Brooklyn 4 times each.
i >*i;\ i,||i tie game was pla\ed. this on October 1 by Pittsburgh and St. I.ouis. |
? >ue rri? tested game was played, on May 2S between Pittsburgh and Cincinnati. 1
T.'ii unusual Incidents occurred during the past season: In the game of ?
May *27 at Pittsburgh, versus Cincinnati. Pittsburgh made nine .hits, each of ihe
n.ne players in batting order getting a hit. On July 29. at St. Louis, versus
liifoklyu. tiie nine St. l.otiis players in batting order eacli wont to the bat
thre?- times fur a team total of twenty-seven official times at bat. There were
no s;u rith e hits nor bases on balls nor lilt batsmen made by the St. Louis club.
Club Batting
CMo G An K H TB 2B 3B Hit SH SB Tot. '
S Lous 154 53*9 809 16:15 2329 28) 58 83 195 94 .308
\ev York 153 5278 8?n 1575 2223 237 93 75 166 1.17 .298
t hhago 15 1 5321 66 \ 1553 2010 224 56 37 208 70 .292
Boston 153 53S5 7.'1 1561 2153 2*9 100 61 198 94 .29*
I ?. i tsonrgh 151 5379 692 153:*. 2*8 ! 251 1*4 37 203 134 .285
1 li.lain. pitta . 151 .>329 61. 1512 2114 238 5* 88 112 66 .2 84
L'c ok.MI 152 5263 667 1476 2032 2*9 S5 59 164 91 .780
('.in iiuial: 153 5112 518 1421 1899 221 94 20 195 1 17 .27s
I 1 '
In Xtealle's Weekly
Who were the Rig Huns of the grid
iron this last fall? One mldnt name
an all-American team ami then pick
tui> others just as strong :u every way
v?liere it would he only a toss-up upon
a given day as to which would win.
In naming leading lights this side
of the I'aoitlc Slope many stars jpust
l>e o\erlookeil from the winding parade
ihat drifts by. but with the outstanding
leaders put down one is struck with the
preponderance of talent from the Middle
West that seems to have turned out a
greater crop of good football players
than any other section by a decisive
The Middle West not only supplied
its own teams richly, hut gave Yale five
or six of her best men. sent Lourio to
Princeton ami :n the same way helped
to plug more than one gap in Kastern
line-ups: The West -had a greater sup
ply of st.irs than either Kast or South, j
The West undoubtedly could name four
i le\ens that would he superior to the
?our picked elevens of any other sec
tion. There is no way to proxe this !
statement, hut the bulk of ex Menre. at
feast. Inclines that xvac. In naming a
selected lis; ,.f stars that cannot hope
to include all the good ones, we submit
the following:
At Center
Kast I.arsen. N'axy; Stein. Pittsburgh.
West- -Viek. Michigan: Rung*. Wiscon
sin. Wallace. Iowa State ?Ames>.
South?l>ay, Georgia.
Guard i
Kast?Raer. Perm State; Sc.'iwab, Lafay
ette: Carney. Navy: Rrnxxn. Harvard:
Crulkshank. Yale; Walsh. Colgate.
West Anderson. J>oo!ey, N'otre )>ame;
Trott. Ohio State
South A>ax Is. (ja. Tech: Wade. Yander
East?Into. Yale; Keck. Prin-eton. K.ng
Navy: Stein ten<l and tackle) \V. & .1 :
McMahon. Penti State. Hutlok. S> rsr
. use. Williams. Lafayette.
West Slater. Iowa; Hoffman, <>h!o
State; McGulre. Chicago. Bader. Wis
consin: Thompson. Toxva. Shaxx. Notre
fame; McMillan, California
South The South, with several good
men. was a trifle shy in big, fast j
tackles to compete with the best in
the East and West.
East?"Sniveiy. Princeton; Parr. Navy; {
Macomber, Harvard; Sturm. Yale.
! West?Klley, Notre Dar.ic; Mueller. Cal- i
ifornia; Swanson, Nebraska; Crisler,
| <Chicago; Myers, Ohio estate; Anderson
Notre Dame; Belding. Iowa
^ South?Roberts. Centre: Reynolds, Ga. j
Quarter Backs
i East?Killinger, l'enn State: Duel!. Har
vard; Brennan. l^fayette; Ffann. Cor
nell; Wrav, PennsyIvanla.
; West?Devino, Iowa: Workman. Ohio
State; Komncy, Chicago.
South?McMillan. Centre; Reynolds, Ga.:
McDonough, Georgia Tech.
At Half and Tall
1 East?Aldric.h. Yale; Wilson and Light
I ner. l'enn State; Rarchet. Navy; G.<
zella and Hrunner, I.afayette. Krlck
son. W. A- J : Davis. Pittsburgh; Jor
dan. Y'ale: Gtlroy. Princeton; Owen. ?
Harvard: Webster. Colgate. Robert
son. Dartmouth; Kaw. Cornell: French
West I'olnt.
West?Mohardt. Notre Dame; Stuart.
Ohio State; Williams.' Wisconsin.
Wynne. Notre Dame; Thomas, Chi
cago; Kipk?\ Michigan: Locke. Iowa;
Toorney and Mlehals. California,
i South--Barron and Harlan. Ga Tech:
Stioddy. Centre; Flavin and Kenyon,
< Jcorgetown.
Yesterday afternoon on a heavy fie'd
i covered with mud and snow to tie
'depth, of two inches, the Aetna-Stand
j ard football team and the fast Bear
I Cars of Benwood battled to a scoreless
; tie on the Nlek Holl fleld.
i The Ohio lads outclassed the Bear
1 Cats iti every part of the game, never |
i allowing tlieni within the forty-yard
I line whii'- they were several times
I within the scoring distance
Experienced tamper wanted at the |
| Neenah shoe Co.?Ncenah News.
QoUNl l\*U&N
MEM ?*
1 OF t-vnuv fcCCD MAM IN HALW
Oforsto Cnl?* !s a rewcnmpr from
Me reeent'.v won the national wrest
ling: tournament held sit Florence, ("alz.t
disposed of two men In Jut tim>\ and the
other twenty-some entrees who witness.
Pd these two bouts defaulted to Giorgio
after seeing hini dispose of 'tie sturdi
est men In Italy
If looks ?" for anything this new
comer should develop into one of the
greatest mat men seen In many h da.v.
for t'alza Is a young giant 21 years of
age. weighing 2t?8 pound* at lop form.
! ;
ITls chest measures f.n Inches. waist *5 '
llennto Cartlini. also in this country,
is the Italian champ'on ami t'alea first
seeks a n atch with 'lardlni hefote tack- . |
1.nk the Americans. ' (
Kans will l.e triad to welcome a new
face on the wrestling mat.
^ ! ]
Buffalo. X. T., Pec. i.?Owner*, man-I;
xgers, and players hegan to Rather here |
to-day for the twenty-first annua! meet
Ing of the National Association ..f I'm- ?
fesslonal Baseball Leagues. The open
ing session will he held on Tuesday, but I :
the board of arbitration will meet to
morrow to straighten out some of the j
most difficult tangles, resulting from .
the season's rlashes among the minor* i
Michael H. Sexton, president of the J
association. arrived to-night.
"Kronnmy will be the watchword for
?text season and we are going to t>rar
tire for It nt this week's session." lie
said. "The cost of runine some of the
hitc teams is getting too high, and It
will i>e to the host interests of the game
to retrench."
?Indue K. M. I.andis. snrrerne arbiter
In baseball. Is expected early in the
fflililNoyEiFiifi m
Committee 1b Charge PI.tnnJ.nE for At
MadiDci of Mora Than Five
With the various committers In
charge hard at work, plans are progress
ing rapidly for the community banquet
in honor of Martins Ferry hitch school's
footlwll stars of the past season, to be
held Friday evening in the Frnt hall.
Arrangements are being made to ac
commodate >10 guests, and the commit
tees are leaving nothing undone to make
the affair a success. The memberw of
the Kind's 1 laughters of the several
churches will be In charge of the sort
ing. while a committee has been named
for the speaking and program in genera'.
Members of the team of the It.gh
school, coaches and trainers hate l?e?-n
Invited to attend, while &00 tickets bote
been placed in several sections of the
city on sale.
Zaat End. Independents Quit In Third
Quarter "When on Short End
of 25-0 Score.
After playing for forty-lite mTiiuteu
on a tleld that was covered with t \\ o
inches of snow at the start, and after
the Welgel A. ? eleven bad piled tip a
a score of 27.-1. the Fast J-lnd Indep.-tid
ents decided they had a hopeless case
yesterday afternoon and quit. The
WeigeL. 'oi. Bast Ends
Thompson K11 I.or :
Krlnkmati TIT l.yt.V'
Milward Ittl I.eonard
Sorge '' It Lytic
N'au Lfl la-qulen
Hlger I.T Moslnge*
Talan L.K Wats, n
Maherstick Morgan
Med lira It II N'orman
Arthurs I.T! iling
ltrandfass I'll i'!ark!
Shad.vside Wild t'a's failed to appear1
?o play the I >. \\ . .Irs. irt the pio'.iniiiiat >
Rersuse of the snow ami tllU'l on the
Forty-sixth street gridiron yesterday,
afternoon, the scheduled eiash between
tho fast N'yais A. ?eleven and the Hen
wood A. C. eleven was .ailed off at the
last minute. Yesterday was the second
time the game was called off while
once before they battled to a 7-7 tic
\i ? ? i ? ' 1 7 ? ?^
The Li'ar A. C. basketball team chal
lenges any 110-pound team In the Wheel
ing district Including the Lightning
Hods, the Hear Cats. Hellalre. or any
other fast team. For arranging samee
rail Wheeling 3038-J. and ask for Tolin.
Coach Stritiel requests all players
report for practice ca- h evening this
w cek..
Mis? Elanor# Taylor Will Affain Coach
O-old and Bin* Glrlt' Quintette
With tlir*""" regulars Kiik from last
year Wheeling II sh School s stir' h.-isk
e t ha I! tossers will start work today In
the race in preparation for the coming
season, with Miss Kiatiore Tayior it t
the helm as ?:i? It
Warwood's tossers ate also sched
uled to start practice todaj while Pol
Inire and Sbadyside ate said t.i he ready
fur the start I'nioit'* ;:lrls have hern
at work for two weet?? now. atid aito
nether business will start booming in
basket !>a 11 viri les.
New York T r tojtie Press reform for
women has come in such p'ensinjc guise
that few call it tlress r form. I'aror
seted htnlies slo>r' skirts ot knickers,
such things f-'ttderlv a"? . te,| l.v none
httt ? few "freaks ' ate now th?* pri?le
atid joy of lite tcrma! fa-hion-following
Tork. Dec. 5.?(Monday. 1 a. i j
m.)?Sixteen ttami of International
blcycla racing stars hopped pway at j
12r01 o'clock this morning In the thlr- | '
ty-flrst annual six-day event erounrt
the wooden saucer In Madison Square
Garden. j
O-oqllet. of the 'Grocco-Goullet team,
darted to the fore at the starter's gnn
and was leading after the first mile.
New York. Per. 1? Sixteen teams of
International biryele raring: stars were
ready for the start at midnight in the
annual six day event around the wooden
vainer in Madison Square liarden. Sev
en of the fourteen foreign riders are
Italians, others are from Cerrnany. TIol-l
land. K,!glum and Australia.
The veteran rider, .lake Magtn. whoj
plunged through a railing on a high
turn of the saurer during last night's
preliminaries, r?ee!ved only minor In
juries. and would he in the long grind,
it was announrcd.
Roy McCTnsksy P^shsd Winner Hard at
rlnlsh?Bridgeport Boy Was
iteorge Cunningham. of Wheeling
High s.di.iol. won the first annual five
mil.' i-toss-i'iinn'ry run ;??t Snturda.x
afternoon -taped under tlie ausphos or
the loe. l \ M V ll"> Mi <'?>:,i.y. I
al-' . hi' x\ 'lee'inj lltgh. xx > ? se .nil. j
xxh.le Te d;, iMga'l. of Th idgepoi r lip
shed t'i!" ' < ' I: I'd. Of the V. XI
xx a s 'oil! : ; I I; of \\ el's'but g. (iftli:
I'hrv.e.-. I'eila ire. s'M'i. ami K
iJreen. Wei I v|iii rg. seventh. It. Kemper
I?. Hergl".i\ of Weiishurg. tatted hut
dropped mi!.
The p.-, e was a h'g sueress. and II. S.
t"alloxx "nil!. p!'x<i,-al d'-e.-tor of the V
M x' A spoke as lw:n;r neii xitivfe'.
?'lir.li.ii'.I'.u, x? ,.;i o g hi t:.ed"?l. Met'us
a sllx'er medal ami Pigm a bron/e
n'.eda'. All xxere prevented after the run
v hi h xxas made in It 1 minutes and It"
The Well Dressed
Man Today
The well dressed man of tinlay
does not consider his wardrobe
complete without ;i full dress
suit or tnx'do. .Many require
the ntorninir coat as well. Our
stock of these very necc .sary
parts of the mod'rn wardrobe
is remarkably complete nnd^i'
well chosen. The materials arc
of the hiirbesi order, the tailor
"rntr superb, and the style stieh
as to jrive oj1 e that tasily noted
distinction of the reallv well
trroomed man. We invite your
inspect ion.
Full Dress Suits
$50 and $75
Tuxedo Suits
S45 and $75
Morning Coats (Vest to Match)
Gibson & McConnell
40-44 Twelfth Street
= ' ? 1 I j
?titheScpeen ??
' oi Sport
jby V$*ii4^t?*v I
Ji **#
There was a tremendous uproar and V* |
rtimcnt when Judge I.andis forbade t
tabe Ruth from going on u barastorm
ng Trip after the world'.- series. While I
hero was no argument as to whether I
lodge Rami'..* was riKht or not. sinc^ he
vas simply noting ;< s an executiv e en
orc-lng a law which has st?>d for ton
ears .there was a tremendous lot of I
?ritiolsm of the law Itself. The base-1
?all officials were blamed for passing
iimh " lav . and it was declared to be ari j
njtis'lee to Huth especially and to ball
?layers generally . th.a' they ghoul 1 he
'orbhlden to play exhibition games be
?ause they were on a world's char.iph a
dilp team.
Tins attitude of the public was the
?efult .'f the Ignorance of the fans
?ondltlons and their idea that the pl'iy- '
?rs behave the same when free form
?ontrol as they do during the season.
Vs a matter of fact the chief reason for
>assing the law was to prevent hlppo
Irnniing and mak'iig the game a farce.
v!s?> the owners though' that the r< |>>:
I'tfon of the game and the physic:.! inu
lltlon of their players suffered.
Now comes the O'-tion o* ti.e n-'.-oK
yn htisehall club, threat'plug to with.
Irnw permission and to inflict punish
nent upon its pla> erw ho are 'u ? "iiba
rhe complaint of MliVit is tha" tic f
? layers lire ??<?' I ec 'ni. i:i ?condition
iVorse than that, the klyu t'-ani has
? urt 1 ftS"ball In t'tilti l-y mnki-c farce
tames. In one pa ???*. '"rime". n? itur I
?eaten, grew arntr- .Td quit an', sn otit
lelder and on infio'd'T ' it'-hed the re
mainder of the gair.e i',bu;i snort writ
?r? and fan* are lo-'icr"il and h:i? e
? ltter criticism upon the Rrinkiyn play.
T'ntess organized baseball hp contr-'l
cams plav|og out of reason e on'y
hitir possible h to ln<?1'? that they'live
i" to 'heir vmr round contracts and
day only dor'rib. 'heir r.-rtikir seos.iti.
CUaravloMhlp Br?ketbcll.
N'ew York s nt ';??' to have eoinnre
loisjve chnmnionsh'p series i*i hasket
?pll. 'le-etofore h'.sketha'l in t'vehter
New York 'as tiee'i vejv choo'i n"d it
ins been dlrflcil't tn o.-pe re cry ?-?pries
nhh-h would de i |e de'i'V te'y wh ch ?
?mis rank hh'hest. .\f; - ..f *;he
stronger te-.n.s neve- had an oopnttu
litv of playing against each other.
The- organization of the Kvenins
Mail's Mtero-olitan Haskethal! l/rirta
'as cone a 'one way toward remedying
tt'is condition litiil : s the league or :??
???miction of the clubs cows |t js cf.
lain to re.-u't in l)?:to~ s ' vd'tles. in
l.ette- t;-.:*ri-I'inpr <?' teams - id hi ?? 'ea*
leclsion as to sfet.ath. Ti e p'olch'li
lies are that when the play is ? ottiplefed
there will he three or more classes of
luha affiliated, with the stronger pro- (
fesslonal i' :'?? f.rmed !~'o a '-omure- '
liensive league, pip v Inr t ? ?'ii,ai iy s- hed
iiled games and assured of strong oppo
nents at each game.
The plan Is to have se tio-,r>' chatr.
P'opships played by the tertus of Man
ia ttin. BrnoVlvn. the Hronv. Richmond
? nd probably the New Jersey suhtirhs
The two semi-finalists in vvh! h will he
the champions.
It h"s become quite necessary rorhss
>etba)l clubs to join'in su<-'> an associa
tion ip order to secure good attraction*
tnd get their propr- ratine. The Kvm
nc Mail, in sup"t>rti*.'* the new league
has done so at the re<|'.f*t of many of
Ihe managers of teams no: affiliated
v> .ih any organization and tve\ *re en
ihuslstic over the prospect fo- orderly
tests" ?
? 'ondltior* amor; ?' e t that have
I'.ayod independent' are net good,
although seemingly ? siderably im
proved over last season. Jealousies,
itid the stealing of nlaver* from each
>ther 'till mar the frame- Recently one
well known player was signed by a
Hrooglvn club and before l o had nl.nyed
his first game he was notified that he I
?'oiild he killed if he went onto the
floor. The threats came front some of
his former associates, an 1 scores of
them were in the hall to '"put htm out of
business" vvh en he decided suddenly not '
to attempt to play. Such things as
those cannot help any sport.
What Tootball Season Prorad.
There is one thing that the football
season which has Just ended hu provud
beyond e doubt, and that is that New
York. Chicago. Boston and Philadelphia
and the, other large cities to a lesser de
gree, must sooner or later erect huge
municipal stadiums in which the great'
games, football, track and perhaps oth-"'
vrs. may he held.
With Harvard discussing the enlarge*
mcnt of the stadium and YaJe talking
of Increasing the capacity of the'bowl *
to 117.00b. with the colleges evry where
planning great stadiums, the cities are
strangely lacking In vision in that they
fall to see the necessity of huge places''
in which to hold the great sport spec
tacles of the year.
Outside the Yale bowl thetre ie net a
place in America, excepting rhe .huge i
natural ampitheatre in Wade Park,
t levels ml. which will accommodate than
crowds that desire to witness the big <?
The applications for tickets Indicate.,,
that more than a quarter of a million
persons minted to see the contest be
tween Army and Navy, Major PhU
Hayes, whose activities made the ar
rangements for the annual clash of the
service n-ams hotter this fall than they"
ever were liefore. says that the number
of requests received by Army alone were
for nearly 150.000 seats, joe O'Brien,
secretary or past secretary of the
(Hants, s*ys that more than 100.Ofln re
quests wre sent to the club, which ha4 ?
fewer than 3,"00 seats to dispose of. ?
Navy must have received quite as many. ?
Th^re were perhaps 50.000 person* in,
the Polo grounds, counting passes and.,
employes, and the jj.sce was packed.
The requests for Yale-Princeton and
Harvard games indicate that more than
2'0.000 persons desired to see the games,
the gee..t majority of whom were unable
to get tickets.
One of the biggest things a city like
No" Yor'- could do would be to erect a
stadium to seat more than 100.000 per
sons In whb'h such shows as Army-*
Navv. Olympic contests and such things
rotild he stared. It would be a tremend
o"e ?i>!nr fnr any city.
Oddiv enouch. considered from an en
cireo-ing standpoint, such a stadium
would he easily and comparatively
,i,),.S:it at ,a half dozen places on
Manhattan island and In snots which
now arc considered not valuable aa com- >,
p:,"ed with surrounding property.
The'-e are at least'three places on the,.
Tf"dson river side of the Island where
amphitheatres exist, .and at -
?0?r ttn the Harlem aide. The great
>,lp*'fs of the upper part of the city J
,vj,i he hollowed out and terraced and
the remainder of the structure erected ,
to correspond and the cost would ba J
comparatively low.
? Collaetun for Vaw York
Some man of great wealth who wants
to make his name ns famous a a that of .
old Jim Coliseum, who built that bowl.,,
at Home and named it for himself, haa
the opportunity pf a lifetime. But aa a
municipal project such a atadium In
New York would be a big moneymaker.
Imagine staging a chess match betwgan
Lasker and Capablanca In ft stadium
seating 150.000.
The I'nited States prides itself large
ly upon its sportsmanship and Its love '?
of sports. Its organization and Its clean
liness. Yet what have we to govern '!
spot beyond the A. A. U.. the variouft j
co'Iege conferences and a few polltl- ,
rally dictated commissions and the half- j
discredited form of organized baseball >
? 'oninare this with the Argentine, a '
country which we rather Ignore In a
sporting standpoint. The Argentine is ?
miles ahead of us in control and In or
ganization of sports, its Confederation
of Sports, now almost 'a year old. haa
control of all sport, has power to pun
ish. to suspend, to dictate to all sporta
and to regulate matches.
A federal body of similar plan would
be eminently possible In this country^_'
(Copyright, 1921. The New Tork Even-""1
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