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July 4, 1910. The Herald9 s Sporting News
The Herald s Sporting News
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TEXAS LEAGUE NOTES
By Horace H. Skeltoa.
The Omaha- team has set -up a claim
to JCig" Perrine, now playing with the
Oklahoma. Indians, and the national
commission trill he called to settle the
ownership- Corrlne is an ex-big1
leaguer and has been playing fine ball
in the Texas league.
Galveston has protested a game with
Xtallas because Ben Shelton played in
jthe game. It is claimed that Hehad
TiYer signed a contract with the Dal
las team and that as a result he had
no right to participate with the team.
The Drucke, who is catching for
Oklahoma City, is a brother of jhe
Irucke now playing with New Tork in
the National league, who Is pitching
such fine balL The two brothers form
ed the best battery the Texas Christian
university ever had. It is understood
tbsx New oTrk will -give Catcher
Xnick Try oat next spring.
Bark, pitcher for Fort "Worth, has
now beat the Houston cteunpions Three
games band running. That aggregation
Feems to be unable to solve his puzzlers.
Hubartt, who played with Shreveport
early in the season, has been signed by
Szn Antonio and is trying to cover
Fhort. This is the seventh man the
Bronchos have had in that position
rlnce the beginning of the season.
There are rumors of revolt in the
r?nks of the Bronchos over the re- j
lease of shortstop KIpp. It Is claimed
that at least three of the players are
throwing off as a protest against this
action and that it partially accounts
for San Antonio losing so many games
A new first sacker named Jackson
has been added to the Galveston lineup.
He started his baseball career with the
University of Mississippi and has a fine
record. Since joining the team he has
been doing some most excellent "work.
Outfielder Thebo, since he joined the
Dallas Giants, has been putting up an
excellent game. The fleet-footed little
fellow is leading the league In the
number of stolen bases.
McConnell, the new college player
who is covering shohrt for Dallas,
seems to be one of the finds of the sea
son. He is playing most excellent ball
and is filling up one of the weakest
points In the lineup of that aggrega
tion. Hunter Hill is back with the Houston
Buffaloes and denies the report that
he is to quit the team and take up the
simple life. His absence, says Hunter,1
was due to an injury which threatened
It is understood that Pittsburg will
give shortstop Knapp of the Victoria
e mtaa try out next spring and has got
his name to a contract. The youngster
played with San Antonio a few games
but got discouraged and returned to
the Southwest Texas league.
, nuuft aouut six teams in the Texas
Legua ebeing there with a percentage
or oetter than .o00 and the highest with
a little bit more than .550.
Kemmer from the Western Associa
tion is the latest addition to the line
up of the Oklahoma City team. He is
playing first base. Casey, who has
been at that position, has been switched
I to third.
Yantz is now playing right field for
San Antonio. Stinton Is ill in San An
tonio. The stick work of thJ" big out
fielder Is being badly missed tby the
Pendry, who was recently signed by
the Bronchos, has been unconditionally
released. It did not take long to show
that he w.as not fast enough for this
Watson of Houston is showing fine
form. In him the Buffaloes have a
tower of strength. The big league
scouts already have an eye out and it
looks like faster company for him next
umpire Deskin is a new one on
President Allen's staff. The fans are all
wondering how long he will last.
Pitcher Blanding of the San Antonio
team is laid up with a sore arm. He
Is expected to be able to be on the slab
within the next five or six days.
El Paso put the first of the glorious
Fourth games on ice Saturday after
noon to the ratio of 5 to 2. Anderson
made his initial appearance before the
local fandom and his exhibition proved
as interesting as of old when he was
attraction enough to fill the stand. The
fact that Andy was exnected to work
Sunday kept many of his devotees away
at the weeK end game. Anderson was
a trifle wild at times, especially at the
beginning of the game, and the shift
which had been made by putting Mer
ritt on short and Gray behind the bat
was switched back and Gray went to
short after he had let a pair of passed
balls and a wild pitch get by him for
a score. Anderson is the hardest man
in the league to catch, and Gray made
a world of friends by his attempt be
hind the bat and his willingness to ex
change with Tex when it was seen that
the big catcher could not hold the left
handed phenom. Gamble pitched a
heady game for Cananea after the first
two innings, when the Dl Pasoans
waded into his curves as if they meant
to bat him out of the lot. He was
wilder than Anderson and allowed six
bases on balls besides hitting two of
the El Paso players.
Both clubs played fast ball, although
the game was dragged out over more
than two hours. DeWiggins, the new
umpire, was an accessory to the fact,
for he allowed the delays and did not
hold the clubs up to the speed limit,
as he usually does. His umpiring was
entirely satisfactory, however, and he
had the best of every close decision.
Jackson at first played the stellar game
for El Paso. He accepted every chance
when he was within a city block of it
but one, and that was a high bounce
in the sun which he could not see. He
saved Hewitt and Gray an error each
by reaching out and stabbing down
their wild pegs with his gloved hand.
He also made another long running
catch of a high foul fly over by the
Govran 3Iakes First Score.
Merrit scored Gowan in the first inn
ing after Duck had got on first by
playing a waiting game and getting a
base on balls. Earthman sent Gowan
to second on a sacrifice and Jackson
advanced him to third with an easy
putout. Then Tex Merritt hit safe to
short center and Gowan galloped home.
Baroldy scored first for Cananea on a
wild pitch, which went past Gray, in
the escond inning. He had advanced
to third on a pair of passed balls and
scored when the balls shot into the
fence. Spider Adams scored again in
the third on a single by Bob Whaling
over second base. This was the extent
of the Cananea's scoring Saturday.
El Paso Begins Playing.
El Paso spruced up in the sixth, when
Hewitt and Rumsey both scored on a
single to left and a free base when
Rumsey got hit by the pitcher. They
made It two more in the seventh and
closed the account. Jackson laid down
a Dunt along third base; Jackson man
aged to score on a squeeze by Ketchum,
who beat out the bunt to first and was
credited with an infield hit. Merritt
scored from third when Ketchum al
lowed himself to get caught between
first and second in an attempted steal.
This ended the scoring on both sides.
Chnnsre In Fielders.
Bill Goodman got a cramp in his
bad leg and was relieved by Baroldy.
who was playing left field. Thomas
went into the left garden and made one
beautiful stop of Hewitt's two bagger,
which he stabbed down to a single.
El Paso. AB. R. H. PO. A. E.
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Gowan, cf 3 1
Earthman, 2b 4 0
Jackson, lb 5 1
Merritr, ss and c 1 1
Gray, c and ss 4 0
Ketchum. If 2 0
Hewitt, 3b 3 1
Rumsey, rf 3 1
Anderson, p 3 0
THE MEETING OF Tl GITS BE THt
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Some Bef ore-the-Fight Dope
on Johnson and Jeffries,
Including Their Past King
(Continued From Page One.)
Totals 28 5 11 27 12 1
Cananea. AB. R. H. PO. A. E.
Goodman, 3b 2 0 0 1
Adams, ss 3 1 2 2
Hodges, rf 4 0 2 2
R. Whaling, lb 4 0 2 4
Baroldy If and 3b 4 1 0 1
T. Whaling, cf 4 0 1 0
Brand. 2b 2 0 1 6
Gamble, p 4 0 0 0
B. Whaling, c 2 0 1 6
Thomas, If 3 0 0 1
Totals 34 2 8 2314 0
Anderson out hit by batted ball.
El Paso 123456789
Runs 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 5
Hits 2 2 1 0 1 2 2 1 11
Cananea 12345 6 789
Runs 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Hits 1 1 2 0 1 1 1 1 0 S
Two base hits Rumsey. T. Whaling.
Sacrifice hits Earthman, Iferritt, An
Struck out By Anderson. 10; by
Base on balls Off Anderson. 3; off
I Gamble, 6.
Wild pitches Anderson, 1; Gamble, 1. i
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AT ATHLETIC PARK
At Athletic park the Durangos won
from the Outlaws, an outlaw organiza
tion with an outla wname, Sunday af
ternoon. The final score was seven to
two. The battery for the Durango
team was Chito and Tallo and ror the
Outlaws, Clif and Bomer.
Today the son of a slave mammy of
the old south or the son of a minister,
the .undefeated Jeffries, will ba de
clared the most perfect fighting ma
chine in the history of the prize ring.
Driven out of California, warned out
of other states by reform sentiment,
harried and pressed by a thousand dif
ficulties the promoters of this great
fight have finally realized the results of
The last touch to the drama was
added Sunday by the arrival at the
Johnson camp of Billy Delaney, veteran
trainer of fighters, who announced
that he positively -would be in the
black man's corner as chief second. De
laney took Jim Jeffries in hand when
he was a raw boy and made him cham
pion of the "world. Several years ago
the trainer and his protege quarreled
and they have been bitter enemies
The gray haired Delaney, who knows
Jeffries, perhaps, as no other man
knows him. has picked Johnson to win,
and will direct every detail of the
battle which the black man will make
All day" Sunday the road to the Jef
rles cottage was one long procession.
Outgoing parties met automobiles
which had just come through the gaps
in the Sierras, bearing men from the
coast cities. All stopped at lloana
Springs until the place looked like a
camp meeting. Jeffries received his
friends on the lawn under the willow
trees. He sat there most of the day.
playing cards and chatting, no word
of the coming fight on his lips and his
face as inscrutable as ever.
Men were on guard at the gates to
keep the unknown curious out. but
every inch of room around the cottage
was filled with a straining neck and a
gaping face. Not a smile, not a frown
escaped the ever growing crowd. Jef
fries did absolutely no work during the
dav. He loafed and "dried out." He
did not give a sign that the imminence
of the battle was perturbing his spirit.
He was thoroughly glad that his heroic
training was over and he "was ready
to meet the test with all of his old time
Ragtime music told of the approach
to Johnson's nest. The arrival of the
great Delaney had lifted the spirits of
Johnson and his friends to the pin
nacle of confidence. There was no
evidence of "what was to come in a
Johnson did his road work in the
Hit by pitcher Gamble hit .Rumsey,
Balk Gamble. 1.
Passed balls Gray (2).
Double play Gray to Earthman.
Left on bases El Paso, 10; Can
Time of game 2:15.
morning and then announced that he
had reached his fighting weight, 206
pounds, and would step into the ring at
205. Jeffries would not give out his
weight Sunday. v
The road house by the sparkling wa
ters of the Truckee river, where John
son has made a house of merriment,
was filled all day with men and wo
men. The only privacy allowed the
negro -was a room upstairs and
it took two strong negroes to, keep
down the crowds that surged constant
ly up the stairways.
"Johnson will win, of this there is
no doubt," said Delaney after he came
out of the room where Johnson was
being rubbed down after his eight
mile run. And there was a smile on
the face of the old man that told
plainer than "words his thoughts.
Hundreds who did not care to make
the effort to get to the camps made
their way to the new arena, a mile
from the city, and enjoyed themselves
stariing at the "workmen still busy with
the last touches. There was a small
strike on the part of the carpenters
during the morning when they founS
that they had to erect screened boxes
for the women who have bought tick
ets to the fight. The carpenters said
this was not in the contract, that they
were through, and it looked bad for
the women for a while.
But Tex Rickard smoothed matters
over by signing a new contract -with
the carpenters and the work was
Telegraph officials were busy instat
ing ringside wires. Painters were busy
marking off seat numbers and sections.
Every seat, it was found, was bo ar
ranged that a clear view of the ring
could be had.
To Bed Early.
Jeffries went on an automobile ride
late Sunday. Reaching, camp just be
fore dark he went to supper and later
spent a short time on the porch of the
cottage. Toward 9 oclock he wandered
over to the hotel and began playing
roulette. His entire staff was gath
ered about him. vowing that he would
be put to bed before 10 oclock. Jef
fries laughed, but submitted to their
After Johnson's return from a joy
ride to the town Sunday he lay down
and rested for two hours. He ate a
light dinner and began his last pranks
with the attaches of his camp. John
son sawed his six foot bass vial, a
small negro with a high tenor voice
sang ragtime, and there was a general
jollification. Before retiring Johnson
said he was feeling fine, had enjoyed
his last day of training as well as any
and aws confident he -would go into
the ring as unperturbed as he ever had
?To Free Seats.
There is not a house or a telegrapn
pole around the arena on which aT'ee
seat may be found to view the fignt.
The upper tieVs stretch away into the
open sagebrush plains. On every side
the hills wall in this little spot on the
map. Nature's arena is around it.
faultless in beauty, wild and free in its
'bleak sweep. It is a fit place for this
battle of giants, this struggle for first
place as a fighting man.
Many Rogues There.
There are 120 men of the rogues
gallery in town, according to the po-Hc.
Wins Sunday's Game From
the Local Players on a
R. H. E-
Cananea S S 4
El Paso 3 9 7
There were no excuses. At lease not
enough to go around, for everyone on
the "local club took a fling at the god
dess of errors and won a home- Even
DeWiggins, the capable umpire for the
Cactus clubs, mixed in and made a foul-
fail ball decision which was questioned,
.by the El Paso players. Ahead of the
pgame for seven innings, with the wort
of the nine innings in the rear, the
ilavericks stampeded in the eighth and
allowed five runs of? cf as many er
rors, plus two hits and one of them an
To begin at the beginning. El Paso
rapped out three runs in the very first
inning ,start;ing at the top of the bat
ting order with Duck Gowan and send
ing the diminutive Duck, Earthman and
MerrRt to the bench by way of the home
plate. Gowan go a base on balls.
Spider Adams dropped Earthman's of
fering to short and allowed Gowan to
get on second. Jackson sacrificed
f-Gowan to third and Earthman' to sec-
CY"!- ITerritt got " a single, scoring:
.an, ana ciancy, tne new Drignt iignr
cond recruited from the last year's
brought Merritt home woth a two
t to center, which cost him his
when he attempted to stretch It
Into a triple and was thrown out at
third. Adams got the first Cananea run
on a mixup, which caused Karl Earth
man to encroach on the territory of Mr.
Clancy, allowing Spide's easy one tc go
past. A passed ball sent Adams to
second and Hodge's single brought him
home. Cananea sent the second one
around In the fourth when Hodges got a
double to left. He was allowed to score
by Hewitt, who threw wild to first on
T. Whaling's putout. This let Hodges
The Fatal Eighth.
Things then rocked along until that
fatal eighth. Someone kicked the soda
pop bucket over In the grand stand and
! the aerial navigation started from there,
j Red Booles started it by grabbing off
I Goodman's ball when it was rolling foul
and hitting him in the back with it by
j way of revenge. This error sent Good
i man to second and Fat Wylie, who was
j on with a hit, to third Hewitt made
! another wild peg", and even long; lean
J Jackson added one to his error column
by throwing wild. After that it was a
I procession of the July Fourth variety,
Cananea furnishing the fireworks and
El Paso chasing the sticks. When the
j smoke had blown away, Cananea had
j chalked up five runs and had won the
game beyond a!- hope of recoverv. Jtst
j. to show that it was not entirely dne to
j EI Paso's blow uo. Cananea added an
j other in the ninth, making the total
i ejght and three.
I Bcoles Pitches Well,
j Booles pitched for El Paso and, witl
j the right kind of support would have
. won easily. But with such ragged work
he could not, have cleaned up in that
I Sunday game with a mop. Fat Wylie.
several pounds lighter around the bay
window, workeu for Cananea and went
good with the exception of his wildness.
j He got out of a number of bad holes
and showed considerable improvement.
not to sa- olass. Clancy was at short
(Continued on Page Eleven.)
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