Saturday, June 29, 1912
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TO GUI TEXAS LLAGUE SERIES
READY FDR FRdY
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Zimmerman, of the Bronx, Is
Pet Curse of the Trojan's;
a Baseball Romance.
(BY W. J. MACBETH)
New York, N. Y.. June 29. Xew York
has Johnny Evers to thank for an af
fliction of the Giant. One of the Tro
jan's pet curses has developed only
this year Heine Zimmerman, of the
Evers is responsible for him. Evere
deTeloped, discovered, propagated and
othenrfse groomed him into a holy ter
ror. And the big Giant of the Bronx
is likely to. show his appreciation by
divers home" runs off such redoubtable
performers as "Rube" Marquard and
Christy Mathewson before this pres
ent season rolls into oblivion. Zim
merman has just found himself in the
big show for the first time this season.
He looked like a million dollars to
Gotham fandom on his recent tour with
the Cubs. In our fair city he worked
in one full game and part of another.
In the first he cracked out two home
runs into the bleachers. In the second
he maced another oer the walL No
telling what he might have d
telling what he might not have ac
ccmrflshed had he not taken the count
from a verbal tilt with umpire Finner
an. Heine got the gate for three days
and couldn't play any more against
In many respects Zimmerman is a
real mart el of the year. Scarcely a
day goes h;. that he does not belt out
a few triplets and douoles and ne nas
more home runs to his credit than any.
ether player in proportion of games in
dulged in. He is of the old fashioned
school, the type of slugger that pre
dominated 10 years ago. He used a
big, long bat, and takes a regular
Moriarity," the professional vernacu
lar for fall swing. He's a strapping
big fellow and gets about as much en
ergy into his thrust as Chief Meyers
or Hans Wagner. These three are un
doubtedly the most powerful hitters in
Zimmerman is more or less a child
of fortune like the great majority of
the best pastimers. He Is one of the
few great lights of the profeeslan who
developed in old New York. I"or. like
Jack Warner, the old Giant catcher
and Tim Jordan, the former Dodger
first baseman, Heine Zimmerman was
reared in the Bronx. It was at school
ho first got the "bug." He was consid
ered "some pitcher" by the kids of pub
lic school No. 61.
Atheletics Come First.
'Zimmy" also went to Fordham for
a spell. But he didn't take a full col
lege course. His performance as a
school boy had attracted the attention
of the semi-pro and independent, pro
moters. They paid him from ?10 to 529
a week for Saturdays and Sundays and
these pickups came xln mighty handy
to the big family of 14. Heine was
taken out of college at a tender age
because he was a big rawboned youUi,
and apprenticed to a plumber. . He
drew ?2 a day with occasional extras.
With the weekend graft .he began to
consider himself an embryo bloated
About that time Jim Robinson, man
tger of the Wilkesbarre club of the
New York State league, got wind of
Zimmerman's promise. He came to
.Kew York one Sunday, looked Heine
over and signed' him up at $100 a
month. Zimmerman went out to the
miners as a pitcher, but as a pitcher
he was a first class plumber. There
wasn't much class to him any way
Robinson looked at htm. But Robby
liked big men and that saved Heine's
bacon. The youngster was always
ready to listen and willing to lern.
They put him up in a pinch one day
and Zimmerman fairly knocked the ball
out of the cover. The further he went
the better he looked as a pinch hitter.
He pinched so often and so scientifi
cally that Robinson decided he needed
lis big bat in the works every day. So
Heine was converted into an infielder".
They tried im at first, second, short
and third. He looked best at second
and that position he played when Ev
ers uncovered him.
Heine was- playing with Wilkesbarre
against Troy one Sunday when the lit
tle Trojan had gone home on a visit.
He was at his best and won the game
b his great fielding and terrific hit
ting. On Bvers's recommendation
Trank Chance immediately purchased
the Bronx lad for the sum of $2,000.
Then Was Vp Against It.
Zimmerman went to the Cubs at a
time when It was mighty hard for him
to get a thorough trial. The old mar
velous aggregation that had won three
pennants and two world's champion
ships in a row was still intact. There
was as much chance of anybody
breaking in as there is for a cripple
to break Sing Sing. Besides. Zlromy
got in rather bad in the world's series
of 1910. That's the year tbe Athletics
made the Cubs look like a bunch of
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Heine Zimmerman, demon slugger of the Chicago Cubs, who is leading
the batters of the Xatlonnl league In extra base hits. Zimmerman lies actually
laced out more extra base JhU than singles this season.
selling players. Zimmerman was as
signed to second base because Johnny
Evers was out with a broken leg. Thero
has teen Just one Johnny Evers, and
when Zimmy booted a few it was all
Chance had his nerve to keep Heine
after the panning he got. But he stuck
to him and now comes his reward.
Maybe Zimmerman never would have
found his proper sphere but for the
unfortunate death of little Jimmy
Doyle. Chance had no one else for
third. Ttfat was the bag for which
Heine was made to order. As soon as
; he got confidence in himself this spring
trn negan to show tne game oi nis me.
WE WILL LET THEM
ABOUT THIS VEGAS FIGH1
By Jack Johnson I don't look for
the fight to- go over 10 rounds. I am
confident I will win via the knockout
rente inside of that limit. I am figur
ing Flynn a bigger and better man than
he was in 1907, when I stopped him in
11 rounds. Just the same, Lil" Artha Is
going to win and just about as quickly.
Then, Langford and the rest of them
until Labor day. when the champion
By Jim Flynn I have said all along
that I would knock the big smoke stiff
on the fourth. My friends need not do
any worrying. The fight is in now and
the championship is coining back where
it belongs to the keeping of the white
By Tom Flanagan, Johnson's chief
handler Johnson in the I7the round.
That is how I pick the big fight. It
should be the best heavyweight battle
staged in the past 10 years; in fact, the
best battle between the big fellows
since the days of the fighting under the
Horton law in New York when Jeff.
Fitr, Sharkey and the rest of the old
heroes we're in their prime.
By Al Williams, Flynn's chief sparr
ing partner Flynn is in wonderful
condition; confident as to the result,
and I will be badly fooled if he loses.
I was with Jim when he whipped Kauf
man and Morris and he is easily a 50
percent better trainer and at least 33
percent better fighter.
By Abdul, the Turk Flynn' has an
excellent chance. He is training faith
fully and will be in the best possible
shape Jnly 4. What will his weight be?
By Ray Marshall, one of Flynn's
sparring partners-1-! worked with
Flynn while he was getting ready for
Al Kaufman in Kansas City last May
and figure him a 50 percent better all
round performer than he was then. His
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He's a good third baseman: one of the
best the Cubs ever had. Doubly good
because he's such a slugger. ,
Zimmerman sinslehanded has made
a championship possibility out of a
club that every one figured a sure sec
ond division disappointment. He has
added Just the necessary hitting and
fielding strength to offset the handi
cap caused by Frank Chance's absence
from the game. His presence has given
a new lease of life to Joe Tinker and
Johnny Evers. That Cub infield has
much of the pep and dash of the old
array. If Chance only had some
pitchers Jie would make things inter
estlng for the champions even yet.
training for Kaufman was a joke. Here
it is all business. He is in fne form
and hitting harder and more accurately.
By Louis Flynn My brother was
never in such fine physical condition
as right now. He should win and in
comparatively easy fashion.
By Watson Burns, Johnson's chief
trainer We are not underrating Flynn
and Johnson will be in the best of
shape. He will win inside of 10 rounds.
By Marty Cutler, Johnson's chls
sparring partner' Jack will ge ready
for Flynn and I do not think the fire
man can last over 12 rounds, '
By George DeBray. one of Johnson's
sparring partners -Our side will win
on a knockout no later. than the 10th
(By Calvin Respress, one of Johnson's
sparring partnera Johnson is a sure
winner. It will be over inside of 10
By referee Bd Smith I have been on
the ground'plenty long enough to know
that both Johnson and Flynn will be
in the pink of trim July i. I look for a
comparatively long fight and a hard
By Jack Curley, manager of Jim
Flynn Flynn, I am sure, is going to
make good his boast and knock John
son stiff. I have handled a lot of
famous fighters and wrestlers, but was
never associated with one that bad s
much confidence as the Puebloan. He
states that he cannot lose and I am
equally as confident.
The Commercial National Bank re
quests that all those having accounts
with the Savings Department bring in
their pass book to have the semi-annual
interest entered therein.
Holeproof hosiery is the popnlar hose
these days. We have it for children,
ladies and gents. Brynn Bros.
PlT?Hete MAKES ANOTHER
Houston Continues to Lead Things in the Ball Arenas
of the Largest State, and Indications Are that the
Houstonites Are the Genuine Class of the
Whole Bunch in the League.
(BY HORACE H. SHELTON)
San Antor.io. Texas, June 29. In or-includes some nurn that the writer
der to make the series
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league more Interesting the managers
l.ae practically decided to cut the se
ries half in two and have play off
games for the pennant. Houston, if
this is done, is assured of winning
the first series and with a fine chance
for the pennant.
Seven eager clubs are gazing upward
with dripping jaws at the pinnacle oc
cupied by tua festive Houston team.
For four weary weeks now the same
ravenous seven have licked their chops
in savory anticipation of the time
when the pa ta table morsel above them
should fall back Into their hands. But
Houston is as wise as Brer Fox and in
stead of falling back has persistently
climbed higher to the topmost branches,
to heights too dizzy lor the less agile
crow Delow him to reach.
In San Antonio they are hoping that
the Houston team will not prove as
good a road club as the Broncnos. v ain
hope1 The Houston team this year
has demonstrated that It Is easily
the class of the league on the trail.
There is not a single team, north or
soutu, that has put as sucressiui a
campaign on alien loam as has Fill-
nans cnarge. j.ne bum e wui(.
w ell over &00 percent on tne trip ami i
only on one occasion have fallen be
low the mark.
San Antonio in 1911 was unques
tionably the best road club of the sea
son, but this is another year. If San
Antonio is to outrank Houston on the
journey, it has to prove It.
San Antonio, Beaumont. Dallas and
aco occupy the four positions after
Houston. Beaumont could pass tbe
Broncos and Dallas tie them in two
games. Waco requires three to get by.
Consequently, while there is an un
doubted first place, second is disputed
A little further back. Austin, Galves
ton and Fort Worth have indisputably
I.-ied that t.iay lack fjrst division
class . In all three towns hope Is yet
entertained that . the three will work
up. but it looks as if it will take
Maloney more than one yean: to get
Galveston into the first division and
that Morris is due for a year further
down than his Panthers have finished
In weary days. Austin is but repeat
ing history. In 1907 the Senators ,won
a. flag and in 190S finished a sorry
last. They captured the gonfalccn in
1911. Where are they going to stop
Any one of the three, Austin, Galves
ton or Fort Worth, can finish la.t.
Anstin Lacks Team Worlc
It is hard to see Just what is the
jratter with Austin unless it Is lack of
team work, tnat happy combination
Hill was expected to give them.
Austin in 1908 undoubtedly had a sor
ry club. "It has several first class Jokes
with points to them. It had Brooks
Gorden ready to go back and display-
In:- no leadership, it let Wilson Jiai
thews try an Ineffeotlve hand at man
agement and a few other people who
couldn't manage a street fight. It
tried amateurs and old hasbeens and
everything else. And It failed. It is
true that it gave many promising
youngsters to the league and the Sen
ators .pr lWb mignt aim ist oe saia to
have won tbe 1909 flag for Houston,
since-Sens and Roberts gained from
their ranks Rose, Killifer. Gordon and
Short, whose trade to Waco brouaht
Hub Northen here, Cy Watson, too.
was with that old Austin club. But
the 1908 Statesmen failed and with
But Downey's club, of this year Is
far from formed from the same com
bination. Downey has a banch of
good ball players. It will be a long
time before you can convince us that
George Smith, Hllle, Downey himself,
Hinolnger and quite a few others are
not first rate men. But there Is some
Fort Worth can reasonably ascribe
Its present position to utter failure to
hit and wretchedly ineffective pitching
at the start. Galveston's standing is
due to the failure of good twirlers to
deliver in critical moments. But Aus
tin has hit and pitched well and still
loses. It must be the inside game.
Along about August 1. the reports of
sale of players will begin to roll
around. If memory serves us aright.
Rube Rablnson was sold bsfore that
time last year and so was McAdams.
But It Is generally between the first
days of August and September that this
league's youngsters go up.
There Is a big delegation of men In
the circuit this year whose showing so
far merits a trial above for their abil
ity shown on the field. In this list,
which is culled from the younger, tal
ent of the league and omits the vet
erans, not In criticism of their work,
but because of the well known big
league antipathy to men who have
gone up and come back again or whose
age militates against their success, we
offer a bunch of men that we believe
teams In the big show or class A"A or
A would profit themselves in trying
Those Who Went Up.
Two men who have gone up are in
cluded because In changed circum
stances they are in every way deserv
ing of a new trial. Pitchers Moore.
Rose, Edmundson, Foster, Helm, Ev
ans. Bader, Perritt, Miller, Jost, Brandt,
Catchers Allen, Gibson, Harry Wil
Infielders Knaupp, Britton, Wohle
ben, Mldklff, Ens. Kellernu-in.
Outfielders McLaurln, Rennard,
This list is eccentric In a way and
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in the league. Kewnam, for instance,
we consider a setter first baseman
than Wohleben. .and if he has really
hit his stride with the bat at last, a
far stronger player and a good man
for a major or AA club needing a first
taseman to use. Hunter has made good
In the American association, though at
Indianapolis they are slating him for
bench duty. Hunter has the same
weakness with the stick as Pat but
Kewnam is getting over it while Hunt
er has never done so.
Rose and Moore have both gone up to
higher company. Yet if Rose should be
taken to the big leagues now. there is
a strong chance that he would maUe
good at least in AA. The conditions
that kept blm from sticking before no
lenger exist and the spectacular little
southpaw, despite his diminutive stat
ure, has the goods. Moore Is even bet
ter now than in his palmy days in
this league. Moore is certainly a good
Foster will easily be the premier
pitcher of the league before tUe season
closes and both he and Edmundson in
the hand of good receivers will show
n rrii iiiiiiii u . in Liin i;nrz ul uulu
well higner up. in tne case or oom
0f these youngsters, who are sure to
rlse all f andom hopes that they will
De taken by ciuds capame of giving
them good backing and most of all
Helm has not shown what he ought
this year, but Helm needs a far more
experienced mate hold of him than
Williams to get out of him what ho
has. Evans has been up, but is showing
more this year than ever. Bader is
improving steadily. Perritt is offered
because of his great record this season.
Perritt does not look much like a ma
jor leaguer where he must reverse the
usual process and start pitching with
his head instead of his arm, but he
should do better in class A. Miller must
go up this year or be rated forever a
minor. Yet "Vic is rated a good pitcher
and deserves his chance. Jost Is the
most brilliant workman Hardy has, but
he may be passed over this year
through lack of experience. Brandt
the big league knows. Corbett is nom
inated not only because he is a winner
this year, but because he was also a
winner In a lower league and has
shown ability to keep improving.
SIrdd In the CInss.
Behind the plate Sledd Allen Is the
Black Jack Johnson B
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HERE is the fighting face ot Jack Johnson, black, heavyweight boxing champion. In his face can not oe seen
the negro's characteristic n a fighter, no so much the brute as the hoz.tr. the scientist In tho ring. Of
course, back of the negro's science Is a fine body and strong muscles, but it can not be doubted that John
son's skill more than his strength has put him where he Is. Strangely this negro, who two years fcgo defeated re
tired champion Jim Jeffries, so cinching the title for the negro race, on July 4 will face a white man. hut a man
no match for him In ring generalship or boxing skill. In simple ivords the light -will be the reverse of what the un
initiated might expect, the negro less brute than the -white man, and the white man Jess scientific than the nesro.
THERES MO USE TALKING, LOCAL FANS OF THE DXEb-rM-THEUirL
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QMER THE VJOAYTHEIR.
All Arranged For Sunday
Boxing Program in
All Is set for the boxing program In
the Juarez bull ring Sunday afternoon,
and Jack Herrick and Howard Morrow
are resting after completing their train
ing. They will weigh in at 10 a. m. on
the day of the fight. Harry Gilmore. jr.,
managing Herrick, announces that his
boy tipped at 159 Friday night, and
Morrow, handled by Tommy ,RyHn, is
said to be at weight. Both boys are In
good form. Morrow, fresh from Jim
Flynn's training camp at Las Vegas,
and Herrick undamaged from bis two
local battles. '
The preliminaries may see some fun.
Jockey Pip Carson will tilt with. Dick
Evans, 116, and Frank Fozer. a local
phenom, will go on with Yung Con
ly. at IrfO. OX course there will be a
plenty or ringside challenges, including
that of Jack (Kid) Mitchell, the local
Mexican boxer, who fought Herrick to
a 20 round draw a few Sundays ago.
Dave Mills, the Oakland, CaL, negro
heavyweight, will arrive Saturday
night, and will be introduced at the
ringside. Mills will meet Frank Mo
ran, of El Paso, in the Juarez ring,
The program will begin at 4 oclock.
Extra ringside seats have been ereeted
in the arena proper, increasing the al
ready large capacity of the bull ring.
class of the league just now. He is a
bear for work but with both head and
arms he ranks out of this dass now.
No one player has ever shown as re
markable improvement as Allen has In
one short year. Gibson is the best of
the youngsters and he, Williams and
Smith, can all be developed into first
raters. Reynolds should be kept anoth
er year in this company, especially if
he is given the advantage of associa
tion with such experienced veterans as
Houston has now.
Fred Wohleben was pronounced by
sco at Klnsella as a first rate man tor
a class A club. He draws his nomina
tion from that fact. Incidentally,
there are quite a few good first sack
ers in this league well worth looking
George Stovali has frankly stated
that he needs new blood to build up
the Browns. lit men like Jewel, Ens
and Knaupp, the St. Louis leader would
get classy infielders who show enough
head and ability in this eague to
merit taking up. Both can hit reason
In the outfield, there are really few
classy performers outside of the veter
ans. Indeed, never has veteran talent
shown to better advantage than this
season both in hitting and gardening.
In the outfield, however, new men may
crop out before the season is over.
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Three Rounds With
New York, N. Y June 29 Bombar
dier Wells, heavyweight enampion of
England and touted by irany American
authorities as the logical "white hope '
to defeat Jack Johnson in the event of
Jim Flynn's failure, got his good ar.d
plenty here last night in a scheduled iu
round bout with Al Palzer at the MaJ:
sob Square Garden. The Englishman
was knocked cold after three rounds
of grueling fighting.
The battle was a slugging match
from the first gong, the big country
boy keeping the English army man.oa
the more, and Wells responding with
clever counters. Fight fans here con
sider the match of little real conse
quence as reflecting on Wells because
of the many knock downs, and the fact
that Palzer weighed in 40 pounds heav
ier than the man from over the sea.
In the first round Wells knocked
down his man, but Palzer came up
quickly. But towards the end of the
second go, Palzer sent Wells to the
floor, and in the third Wells went
down twice. Wells was no sooner up
the second time than Palzer planted a.
hard right blow to the heart. Wells sank
to the floor, crumpled in a heap and
lay there hejpless. Palzer led a light
left to the face and a right hook to
the head. Wells swung right to the
face and they exchanged lefts oa the
head. Palzer uppercut with the right
and sent Wells down a second later .re
peating the performance. Wells was
groggy when he regained his feet and
Palzer rushed him. landing right un
der the heart. Wells sank to the floor
and his seconds threw up the sponge.
Palzer weighed at the ringside at
228 1-4 pounds. Wells weighed 1SS 1-2.
A WRIGGLER CONTEST
The wrigglers are going to wriggle
Sunday night at the Washington park
theater. The match will bring on An
dres Balsa, alias the Bulldog, and Jack
(Kid) Mitchell, who boxes a bit, too.
Qttiers will twist about in the prelim
inaries. It is planned by Balsa's manager to
Invite Raihain, the Turk, to come here
from the city of Chihuahua, that is la
ease the Spaniard wins the match over
the El Paso Mexican, Mitchell. Carl
Andersen, the soldier wrestler, is also
anxious to meet the wniner, so another
card at a near date seems assured for
admirers of the mat men.
OTHER SPOT OS "EXT PAGE
By Tom McNamara
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