OCR Interpretation

The Washington tribune. [volume] (Washington, D.C.) 1921-1946, May 17, 1924, Image 4

Image and text provided by Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn87062236/1924-05-17/ed-1/seq-4/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for PAGE FOUR

Potomacs Administer First Home Defeat of Season to the Hilldale Club
Williams and Winters
In Pitching Duel
Ben Taylor's Washington Potomac
<mt£t gained the distinction of being
the first club to hang up a win over
the Hilldale Club at the home park of
the 1923 champions. The Washington
invaders finishing on the long end of a
close 2 to 1 battle, when “Stringbean"
Williams. the veteran hurler of many
years gained the decision over “Nip”
Winters, the southpaw ace of Ed.
Bolden's staff.
Although Winters had his first de
feat of the current season chalked up
against him. he really deserved a bet
ter fate, as miscues by his battery
mate, Lewis, were a big factor in the
Potomacs' run getting. Anderson, the
-ecoad sacker of the Taylorites also
jiaved the way for the lone Hilldale
marker that was put over on Wil
liam’ airtight hurling. Safe hits were
few and far lietween. Winters having
the edge on Williams in the matter of
hits; Goodrich's single' to right field
being the only safety garnered off
"Nip's” offerings, while the home clan
managed to register three singles off
"Stringbean's" shoots.
The Potomacs put over their two
runs in the fourth frame, with one out
Taylor walked, Brown forced Taylor
at second, Brown went all the way to
third when Eggleton fanned but Lewis
let the ball get away from him and
Eggleton reached first. Winters un
leashed a wild pitch and Brown
counted. Anderson walked and prompt
ly started a double steal. Eggleton
scoring when Lewis dropped Warfield's
perfect return to the plate.
Hilldale's lone tally came in the
sixth. Carr batted for Allen and was
safe when Anderson booted his roller,
Carr went to third on a wild pitch
stnd scored on Winters' searifice fly
to Shively. Washington made a pret
ty running catch of Warfield's long
fly for the feature of the game.
Hilldale r h nl Potomucs r h a
Briggs,rf 0 1 0| Shively.cf 0 0 0
Warfield.2b (I 0 5; Goodrich.3b .11 1 2
Mackey ,ss 0 1 2 fay lor. lb __ o o o
I-ewis.c 0 0 2| Brown.rf 1 (I <»
*Santop.c It <i 2 Eggieton.c — 1 0 1
Thomas.l f 0 0 0 Anderson.2b _0 o 5
J.Johnson,3b (I 13, Washington,lf 00 o
G.Johnson,cf (I 0 o|Owens.ss 0 0 4
Allen,lb o 0 0, Williams.p oo 6
•*Carr,lb —1 00;
Winters.p __O 0 5
Totals „1 3 17 Totals ___2 1 17
•Batted for Lewis, fifth inning.
••Batted tor Allen, sixth inning.
Hilldale 001 <KM!—I
Potomacs 909 299 909 2
Stolen bases; Eggleton. J. Johnson.
Brown. Sacrifice hit: Winters. Double
plays: Mackey to Warfield to ALen :
Owens to Anderson to Taylor. Bases
on balls, off: Winters 4. off Williams
3. Errors—Lewis 2. Anderson. Struck
out. by Winters 7. Wild pitches: Win
vers, Williams 2. Empires; lUtrhm
and Locke.
When Georgie Bond brought Samuel
Ross' good horse Scotch Brown down
in front at Pimlico. Monday at the
juicy odds of 13 to 1. it marked the
first victory of a Race joekey on the
flat at one of the mile tracks of Mary
land for many. many, moons, certain
ly for more than a year. Rarely does
a Colored jockey get a mount on the
flat at any track these days.
Negro jockeys rode five steeplechase
winners during the past Maryland
spring racing season. C. Pinkney ac
counted for two races while O. Smoot,
A. Sims and C. Jones were the other
Colored boys to ride winning horses
over the jumps.
St. Paul defeated Va. Seminary on
the former’s diamond, Monday, by the
score, 12 to 4.
The Arlington Athletics, will lx* on
the diamond as they havtj always l>een
in the last four seasons. but this sea
son they will lie known as the pride
of Arlington Athletics. In addition to
this they will represent the local I. B.
P. O. E. of W. They are seeking games
■with local and out of town teams.
They will play evenings. Sundays and
hoUdays. All of the players are Elks..
Yon can get in touch with the man-'
«ger, M. A. Richardson or the cap
tain, William R. Minor by phoning. ,
Clarendon 810-F-2. or by mail to box
JUS R.F.D., No. 2, Alexayhria, Va.
Howard’s Fifth Meet
Brilliant Offair
The fifth annual Howard Univer
sity track and field meet held on the
campus Saturday resulted in the fifth
consecutive win for the Blue and
White athletes who led with 51
points, followed by Hampton 38, Lin
coln 26, Union 18. Dunbar won the
high school honors, followed by Arm
strong and Shaw Junior.
Charles West, captain of the Wash
ington and Jefferson College, track
team thrilled the largest crowd that
ever witnessed a Colored college track
meet by scoring, three victories over
Ned Gourdin, former Harvard track
star and world’s record broad jump
er. West won the javelin throw with
a toss of 175 feet, 8 in. to Gourdin’s
157 ft. 3 in. In the discus throwing
event West covered 110 ft. 1014 in. to
the Harvard Star’s 107 ft. 10 in.
These were the only pentathlon events
that the stars contested.
A special quarter-mile race was
booked between the pair and it served
to give a line on the track capabili
ties of the men. Off with the crack of
gun. Gourdin went out to set the
pace, but West hit his stride about
forty yards out and opened up a six
yard lead which he held until the
stretch was reached. Here Gourdin
came with an amazing burst of speed
but the W. and J. star held his own
and flashed across the tape two yards
in the van. Due to an injury to his
ankle, West did not broad jump
against the record holder but the lat
ter leaped 22 ft. 7 in. without any
great effort to the delight of the
Shaw Junior High Runner Breaks
The real feature of the brilliant
day's activities was the sparkling per
formance of Roland Richardson of
the Shaw Junior High School who
won the scholastic 100-yard dash in
the fast time of 94-5 seconds, estab
lishing a new Howard meet record

LJk— £
Shaw Junior High runner who cov
ered the century dash in 9 4-5 seconds,
a fifth of a second -over Howard
Drew’s world’s record.
for the distance. Trailing Richard
son was Charlie Dickey of the Eras
mus High School, Brooklyn, N.Y.,
220-yard dash schoolboy champion of
Greater New York. Dickey later
breezed to a big field of high school
ers in the 220-yard dash, however,
Richardson was not in this event.
The Shaw Junior coach was saving
him for the special 100-yard dash
with West and Gourdin but this race
was called off, much to the disgust
of the high school star who stood a
brilliant chance of beating the na
tional stars.
Evans Wins Easily
Sandy Evans, the Canadian half
mile champion and holder of the half
mile Connecticut record in 1 min. 55
1-5 sec. was never extended t<T defeat
Smith and Dixon of Howard in a
special half-mile although the latter
pair were give a 50-yard handicap.
The Canadian cut the youngsters lead
in half the first trip around and went
by them with a great burst of speed
in the back stretch winning pulled
College Relay to Lincoln
For the first time in history of
the local meet the Howard relay team
Hampton Entertains
Track Athletes Today
Hampton. Va.. May—The third
championship track and field meet will
be held on Armstrong Field. Hampton
Institute, on Saturday afternoon. May
17. The first championship meet,
which was held in May, 1922, marked
the opening of Armstrong Field and
served as a great impetus to the de
velopment of track and field athletics
in our colleges and high schools.
Wilberforce University is bringing a
track team from the Middle West aud
is entering the meet for the first time.
Physical Director Gibson of the
Douglass High School, Baltimore, Md.
will no longer serve as umpire for
the Black Sox games. Director Gib
son says the conditions are such that
he would prefer resigning.
Harry Wills, who meets Bartley
Madden Friday up on Long Island,
began boxing in 1911, and since then
has engaged in 94 contests, winning 44
by knockouts, 29 on decisions, 2 to a
draw, 13 no decision, lost 4 decision
and was knocked out once. Another
bout was an exhibition.
Sam Langford was Wills' continual
foe. it would seem, for he met him no
less than 17 times, winning 11 of the
bouts, two of them by knockouts, los
ing two decisions and boxing four
draws with the former great one.
Some of the impressive fights were:
1918 Sam McVey K.O. 6 rounds
1920 Fred Fulton K.O. 3 rounds
1921 Bill Tate ; K.O. 2 rounds
1921 Bill Tate K.O. 1 round
1921 Gunboat Smith __K.O. 1 round
1922 Kid Norfolk K.O. 2 rounds
1922 Bud Jackson K.o. 2 rounds
1922 Tut Jackson K.O. 3 rounds
1913 Joe Jeanette N.D. 10 rounds
1915 Sam McVey N.D. 10 rounds
1916 John L. Johnson N.D. 10 rounds
1916 Bill Tate N.D. 10 rounds
1917 Jim Johnson N.D. 10 rounds
1920 Sam McVey N.D. 6 rounds
1914 Joe Jeanette W. 10 rounds
1914 Willie Meehan W. 4 rounds
1D1.5 Sam McVey W. 12 rounds
1918 Sam McVey W. 20 rounds
1919 Joe Jeanette W. 8 rounds
1921 Bill Tate W. 12 rounds
was forced to bow to an opponent.
The Lincoln quartet fresh from their
victory at the Penn Carnival proved
that this victory was no fluke by
leading Howard, Union and St. Paul
across the finish line. The race was
a thriller all the way. Leo Robinson
leading off for Howard turned the
baton over to Hill with a six-yard
lead over the remainder of the field
which was very closely bunched. Hill
kept the advantgae over Brachear of
Lincoln and "Hank” Corrothers of
Union. Craft, member of the victor
ious Howard relay team of 1921,
found Jason of Lincoln his opponent
of the third quarter.
Craft broke a-way to maitnain the
Howard lead but Jason stuck right
at his heels until the final spurt when
he passed the Bison speedster to give
Strickland, the Lion ace a six-yard
advantage which Bright was unable
to overcome and the Lincoln anchor
man broke the tape twp yards in the
van. Cook of Union ran a beautiful
quarter to take third place close be
hind the leaders.
Dunbar annexed the scholastic re
lay race breaking Armstrong’s two
year run. Dunbar runners piled up
a nice lead for Miller, running anchor
but it took all he had in the end to
stall off the rush of Allen of Arm
Cook and Taylor Feature College
The collegiate dash events resulted
in struggles between Cook, captain
of the Va. Union track team, and Bill
Taylor of Lincoln. The 100-yard final
was won by Cook although Taylor
beat him in one of the heats. Tay
lor turned the tables on Cook in the
220-yard dash after a beautiful stretch
Anderson Master In Field
The victories of T. J. Anderson,
captain of the Howard track team,
in the field events was a decided fac
tor in his team’s success. Anderson
excelled his field in the discus, javelin
and hammer and finished second in
the shot put.
Nichols of Howard duplicated his
last year’s ivctory in the two-mile
run. However he was unable to low
er his mark of 10:05 made last year.
By H. Scott, Tribune Sports Editor
The fifth annual Howard University track and field meet was truly a won
derful spectacle. Not alone, the presence of Charlie West, Ned Gourdin
and Sandy Evans but the scores of college and high school athletes made
it a scene worth going miles to see.
Little in the way of criticism can be said in regard to the handling of the
gigantic task. The officials selected chiefly from the teachers of local high
schools and athletic officials and letter men at Howard worked faithfully and
kept the events moving rapidly. Too much credit cannot be given Athletic
Director Watson for arranging the attraction, and Assistant Athletic Di
rector Burr for pushing the events through.
However, the behaviour of the spectators made the officials' job doubly hard.
But when one considers that the spectators must stand through it all and
fight for places of advantage to see the different events an excuse for their
encroachment on the field is found.
It is claimed that Hampton never has any encroachment on the field and
that enough students in khaki uniforms are placed on guard to keep the
crowds back. Howard with a military training corps could also use this sys
tem. Some years ago this plan was used. Of course, it won’t be long
now before the new field will be the scene of ail athletic activities. How
ever, if the University is forced to use the campus again next year, it is
hoped that the guard system will be put in effect and, if possible, an ar
rangement be made to have the spectators encircle the field.
“Stringbean” Williams, ace of the Potomac staff and “Nimp” Winters,
former Washington boy, now star southpaw of the Hilldale staff were cer
tainly in grand form Saturday. Beans is starting his fifteenth year of pro
baseball and has already chalked up three victories. His lone defeat came
in Baltimore, when three members of the team stood up and let a fly ball
drop between them. Letting a team like Hilldale down with three hits
was a great feat. But on the other hand Winters allowed the Potomacs
but one safe blow. It was a hard game for either pitcher - to lose but we
are glad that the veteran came through.
Eastern Colored League
W. L. Pet.
Bacharach Giants 5 1 .833
Lincoln Giants 5 2 .714
Hilldale 4 2 .667
Potomacs 4 5 .444
Baltimore Black Sox 2 3 .409
Cuban Stars 1 2 .333
Harrisburg Giants 1 5 .167
Brooklyn Giants 0 2 .00U
(Including games played May 10).
Potomacs 2. Hilldalp 1
W. L. Pct.
Williams 3 1 .750
Newsome 1 2 .333
Bell 0 1 .000
Clarke 0 1 .000
Hampton 0 1 .000
< By H. C. Graves)
Petersburg. Va., May 10 —The Va.
Normal baseball squad completed a
perfect week by defeating St. Paul at
McKenzieSStrict< i ct Park Saturday, 6-1.
Armstead pitching his last game for
his Alma Mater on the home ground
kept the visitors at his mercy, allow
ing 3 scattered hits while his team
mates clouted Lee for 6 hits and scored
as many runs.
Jack Coles' one-hamled catch of a
hot grounder that looked like a sure
hit was the outstanding feature of the
Captain Epps, and Jack Coles along
with Armstead played their last game
on the home diamond. The coach has
a big job to develops men to fill the
shoes left vacant by this stellar trio.
St. Paul put up an air-tight game
until the 6th when V.N.1.1. broke the
V.XJJ. ab r h'St. Paul <ib r h
Ross.lb 4 1 1 Cookers 4 0 0
Epps.ss 4 3 1 (Quinn ss 4 0 0
Coward.ss __4 1 11> 'ollins.3b 4 0 2
Moses.c 4 O t» Blackwell of _4 II 0
Allen.rf 4 0 OParker.lb 4 1 0
Wtlker.cf 4 O 1 Maddux.lf —3 O 1
Brown.lf —4 0 O Walket.lf — 1 0 o
Coles.2b 3 1 1 Madden.c 3 0 0
Armstead.p _3 O 1 Prfnce.2b 2<l 0
Wallace.2b —1 0 0
ijer.p 3 0 0
Totals __33 «6: Totals —33 t 3
Score hv innings: r h r
V.N.1.1. .100 002 300—0 6 3
St. Paul 000 TOO 000—1 3 5
Errors —Quinn 2. Coward 2. Ross.
Parker. Maddux. Madden. Double
plays: Ds* to Prince to Parker. Bases
on Italic—off Lee 1. Struck out —by
Armstead 12: Ixc 4. Umpires: Clark,
(Petersburg!. Attendance. SOO.
FOR V. N. I. I.
Petersburg. Va.. May 10 —Bud Cow
ard. aided by air tight fielding of
team mates, won his third game on
the mound for V.N.1.1. The visitors
got 8 hits off of his delivery but were
able to score but once.
18—Potomacs-Lineolns I N.Y.)
18— Cubans at Black Sox
15-17 —Cubans at Hilldale
24 —Bachnrachs at Hilldale
25—Bacharachs at Lincoln
Ab. K. 11. Pct.
Shively 38 8 13 .342
Hampton 6 3 2 .333
Anderson 29 8 8 .276
Eggleton 31 G 8 .259
Washington 31 3 8 .259
Goodrich 36 7 9 .250
Brown 37 5 8 .246
S. Williams 13 2 3 .239
Owens 9 12 .222
Taylor 40 4 8 .200
Hamilton 25 3 5 .200
Newsome 12 1 1 .083
Smith 4 0 0 .000
F. Williams 10 0 SOO
"Hoss" Ross aside from getting two
hits, scored 3 rims, and stole home for
the initial score in the first frame. Red
Allen brought the spectators to their
feet when he made a shoe-string catch
of Hughes’ to right field.
Score by innings ; rhe
V.N.1.1. 102 020 009—5 5 1
Va. Seminary _OOI 000 000 —1 8 4
Batteries: V. N. I. I.—Coward and
Moses; Va. Seminary—Jefferson. Hol
land and Polk.
I A. Louis Irving)
Atlanta. Ga.. May 10—Morehouse!
defeated Tuskegee 3-1 in one of the
fastest games every played on More
house’s field. ‘'Lefty” Coleman was
Coach Harvey’s choice for mound duty
and well did he vindicate his coach’s
judgment. He gave up six well scat
tered hits. Ashley his opponent held 1
Morehouse to four hits but allowed '
two of them to be bunched in the I
fourth inning. Williams walked, to be- i
gin the fourth, after Idlett had flied
out. Sykes doubled putting Williams!
on third. Rogers struck out but Haw-:
kins came through with a screaming
triple to Centerfield, scoring two runs.,
Another was scored in the sixth when '
Williams doubled, took third on a wild
pitch and scored on Wolrige's error.
Tuskegee scored their lone run in '
the eighth when they filled the liases!
with one down. Ashley scored oil Gil- ■
bo's sacrifice. Tuskegee’s entire infield
played a snappy brand of baseball.
Sykes was the batting star for More
house with two of his team’s four hits.
Score by innings: r h e]
Morehouse 000 201 000—3 4 6
Tuskegee —OOO 000 010—1 6 2;
Batteries: Coleman and Williams:
Ashley and Love.
Min.—‘'Be yo sneezin' honey?’
Rastus —‘.No, Ah aint sneezin honey;
Ah’s sneezin sneeze.
What do yo’ think my nose is,—a
bee hive?’’
Union League
All games postponed (rain)
May 18—
Teddy BearS-Deanwood,
(1 p.m.. Deanwood)
Washington Giants-St. Cyprians,
(1 p.m. 18th & B Sts., N.E.)
Buffaloes-Va. Alt Stars,
(3 p.m., Alexandria, Va.)
War & Navy th Post Office 2
('Other games rain)
The Potomac Giants, rated as a red
hot sandlot nine of E 'Street, was no
match for Manager Louis Tolliver's
fast Georgetown Athletic Club nine.
The Potomac Club got off to a 5 to
1 count in the first inning only to be
overtaken in the "famous lucky sev
enth,” when R. Hinkle hit for a triple
with two on and tied the score. Jack
son, Colbert, Boyd, Bias and Hinkle
were the outstanding stars of the
game. Turner pitched airtight ball
for the Itoys across Rock Creek. The
game ended with Georgetown leading.
For games with the Georgetown A.
-; st- ■ ,— - ■ *■ ' '■.
;;WWF* iiS^-4r.. /I?
Is the trip over “Lovers’ Dip” on the Giant Coaster. Noth
ing like it. You will scream with laughter. You will tin
gle with delight. Thousands enjoy it. Don’t miss the big
Then, too, is the delightful “Flying Boats” and the very
funny “Dodgems” and the Free al! day Picnic Groves with
shade trees, tables and benches. Take them in. You will
enjoy them.
W. E. L. SANFORD, Manager. Telephone—North 7956
_ _
$ a v
V / ''■ll' IM
C. nine, write C. E. Brooks, luisiness
manager, 2523 P Street. N.W.
Departmental League
W. L. Pct.
Treasurey — -2 t) 1.000
Veterans Bureau —1 0 1.000
Bureau _ 1 0 1.000
Post Office _— _l 1 .500
War and Navy -'-1 1 .500
G. P. Office 0 1 .000
Register of Treas. 0 1 .000
Railway Mail — 0 2 .000
17— Bureau-War &' Navy
19—Register-Railway Mail
20—Treasury-Post 'Office
21—Bureau -Register
22—War & Navy-Railway Mail
23—Gov. Printing Office-Veterans
24 —Treasury-Bureau
Surely. "Battling Hiki” must have as
many lives as a cat. The Sengalese’s
latest misfortune occurred at Omaha,
Neb., Mondya. when he received a
broken rib, bruised shoulder, wrenched
back and possibly internal injuries,
in an automobile accident.

xml | txt