Might Bell !
Words by Hrhaefer.
Maslc i.y rondo.
GET FREE TICKETS
' There are 10 happy fans in Tnroma today. They are the prize
J winners in the Times IMnk Sheet "Dream of v Fan" baseball contest.
. They hit happy because they are going to see league games free.
Janus W. Kgan, the first prise winner, was yesterday. handed
■ m red card bearing the signature of Fielder Jones ami cabalistic char
acters which admit some favored one to grandstand seats free of
charge at every baseball game.
The. other prise ■ winners will be • given tickets as soon as they
j call at the Times office.' Pres. ltotherinel got the first batch off the
press Saturday ■ night and brought them into the Times sporting
■ editor this morning. ..:: . . . •". . -
; There is going to In- another content. There are two season
■ books of tickets to be given away. Watch the Pink Sheet for an
nouncement. ' ./ >■■, ■_/;■
By .l-imi-s \V. llkhii
"Well," said the Loyal Fan as he encountered the Redhot
Rooter In a crowded cat, "I Bee thou hast thy little pass."
"What of It " growled the Redhot Rooter peevishly.
"I've always been a dear friend of your's," asserted the Loyal
Tan. A heavy swing grazed his ear.
"I swort I'd kill the next man that said that," frothed the Red
hot Rooter. With difficulty waa he calmed.
"Why the excessive display of anger?" asked the Loyal Fan.
"When I won that pass I cherished fond delusions about the
games I was going to gee and co on. I wove a laurel wreath for
the glvt>r'n brow. Words couldn't express my gratitude.
"I became Immensely popular. Every one was my friend. And
why? The explanation is simple, Thusnelda. They wanted to go to
the games. Dozen, nay, hundreds, sought, me out."
"Ain't It Leap Year? What more do you want?" queried the
"As you value your extremely worthless life. Pros erplue, drop
that subject. At last It has become so that I'll have to turn the pass
over to friends and stay home myself."
"Think of the glory," said the Loyal Fan.
"Glory be d d," cried the Redhot Rooter. "Any one wno
wins a season ticket is more popular than Teddy R. O, such a time
I hare. Don't you feel happy you're not in my shoes?"
"I only wish I were," groaned the Loyal Fan, as he started to
get off. "I'd give a farm to be."
"Cheer up," grinned the Redhot Rooter, "there's another con
test coming. I don't wish you any bad luck, bat here's hoping you
• LANGFORD OUTPOINTS McVEY •
• SYnNESY, Aust., April 9. - - Sam Lansford yesterday •
S outpointed Sam McVey in a 20-round fight, keeping hut C
larger opponent on the ran in nearly every round. During •
• the last few rounds Lnagford appeared to be very tired from •
0 his efforts to land a knockout punch, but McVey evinced no 9
• desire to take a chance by forcing the fighting. •
(Bf United Press Leased Wire.)
IjOS ANT.EI.E3. Cat., April 9.
—The Maudot-Rivers battle,
scheduled for July 4, may be
moved forward to May 30, and a
Wolgast-Rivers fight carded for
Independence day. Following a
conference with Wolgast, Pro
moter McCarey admitted today
that he is considering the change,
and it is believed that he is wait
ing for word from Mandot before
making Ills announcement.
Rivers, it is understood, is anx
ious to meet the champion and
Wolgast is generally supposed to
have reached an agreement with
McCarey regarding terms.
MONTEREY, Mex., April B.—
Fresh uprising are reported to
day in Coahuila, Bustanemnte and
Nnevo Leon. Anti-foreign senti
ment is strong and nil north
bound trains are paoked with
PHIL KKILLY HANDICAPPKR.
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
COUER D'ALESE, Ida., April
S-.—Phil Reilly of Vancouver, B.
C has been appointed handicap
per and associate judge of the
meeting of the-Coeur d'Alene Rac
ing association which opens at
Alan, Idaho, April 27. Reilly will
take the place of the late Frank
Skinner, who died a few days ago
In San Francisco.
MORE I. W. W.s TO FRONT
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
SAN FRANCISCO, April t. —
With their destination San Diego,
where a free speech fight is at 1
present raging, 500 men of the
ranks of San Francisco's unem
ployed left this city shortly after
noon today. They expect the
army will be 2000 strong when
they reach the southern city.
81MM1T VIEW 16. MIDLAND 3.
The Summit View Tigers Sun
day defeated the Midland Reds
by a score of 16 to 3. Tinet at]
the bat, and Long in the field,
featured the game. Patten, for
the Tigers, struck out 16 and al
lowed but two hits. Batteries:
Patten and Michealson, for the
Tigers; and Delaney and West for i
the Reds. j
Gripsack Si Carried the Lid and Got in Trouble, Yes He Did
"Action Makes Baseball/ Says Christy
Mathewson World's Greatest Pitcher
There Is one factor in baseball
that appeals strongest to the spec
tator —"free hitting." That Is,
heavy hitting and the subsequent
action on the bases.
The reason for this is clear:
In all populttr s|H>rts, action is
the chief attraction. That Is why
ba&eball, which is so full of action,
is m> popular.
A pitcher's battle, when the
pitchers prove themselves so su
perior to the batters that hits are
few and far between, is not bo in-
"THE MtTTS OP THE MIGHTY"
"The Mitts of the Mighty" is one of the greatest base
ball features ever secured by any Taconia newspaper and
will be featured dally in the Times rink Sheet beginning to
day. . . ' .
"The Mitts of the Mighty" will show the Times readers
Mini.' of the Inside facts about the great big league games.
It will tell by word and picture how "The Mitts of the
Mighty" handle ball and bat in the gigantic struggle for su
premacy in the national sport. '■--;
PARKLAND 8, PI'YALLI'P 3.
In a spirited game Saturday
afternoon at Parkland, the Park
land Lutheran academy defeated
the Puyallup high school nine by
a score of Bto 3. liarsla.lt, pitch
er for the P. L. A., struck out 1*
men and allowed but one hit in six
innings. He has speed and con
trol combined vrtlh dangerous
curves that keep the batters
guessing. He was relieved by
Brown, another good twirler.
Valentine, pitching for Puyallup,
was wild in his throwing. Park
land's score was boosted to seven
runs in the second inning.
THE TACOMA TIMES.
MATHEWSON AT PULL SPEED.
teresting to the grandstand and
bleachers as the more active game.
There has been for years legis
lation to handicap the pitchers bo
the batter will have an equal or a
more than equal chauce.
This reminds me of men who
manufacture armor plate for bat
tleships. They are in direct com
petition with the men who manu
facture big guns and projectiles
to pierce the armor.
It seems to me somewhat of a
parallel case that the pitcher who
0008 SCORES MADE.
F. C." Reihl, of Tiicoma, repre
senting the U. M. C. Co.,'wa« high
gun in the Tacoma Rod and Gun
club shoot Sunday at Manttou
park, scoring 98 out of a possi
ble 100. L. H. Reid scored 96
and J. C. Jensen and D. Reid tied
for third with 95.
JOB FOR KARL.
(By United Press leased Wire-)
WASHINGTON, April J**-r
President Taft nominated 'Karl
Hunter to be postmaster aO'Jt*
Improves on the force and ac
curacy And deceiving power of his
delivery, which may be likened to
the projectile, has overcome the
armor of the batter.
All the legislation has not been
able to Improve batting averages.
The foul strike rule gave the
pitcher an advantage, but It Is
one of the mighty few pieces of
legislation which HAS done ao.
And batting itself, as every
lover of the g.inie knows, h»s
improvPd steadily in the last
few years. Witness the place
hit, the bnnt, the hit and run
and the signaling between
(he hatter and runner.
Personally, I would welcome
any change not too radical that
would give the batter a better op-
portunlty to overcome the decep
tive curves of the pitchers.
I agree with the fans that hit
ting makes a better game. It
gives a chance for fielding and en
gages the entire team instead of
making it a one-man exhibition.
Thero is a logical reason why
the pitchers should gain the up
per hand. The pitcher knows
what he will do. The batter must
wait until the pitcher's thought Is
put in action and then try to
Colts Look Like
(By United Press Leased Wire.)
REDDING, Cal., April 9.—Red
ding wise ones are picking the
Portland Colts as the pennant
winner* in the Northwestern
league following the class they
showed in two decisive wallopings
haftided the Redding diamond
stars. Without extending them
selves, the Colts walked away
with one game 5 to 1 in the other
contest took the long end of a 5
to 2 score.
JOHNSON VS. FIiYNN?
CHICAGO, April B.—That the
proposed fight between Jack
Johnson, heavyweight champion,
and Jim Flynn will take place
July 4 in Las Vegas, N. M., was
announced here today by the
negro pugilist, following a con
ference with Jack Curley, who,
besides managing Flynn, is pro
moting the contest.
To accommodate the Early
Home Fund committee the direc
tors of the Tacoma Athletic club
In session Monday afternoon have
changed the next smoker date to
Friday, April 19, when the club
members will gather at the club
quarters in the old Glide rink.
The program is complete and
the amateurs are busy with their
training. Many of the youngsters
are rapidly getting into good^qpn
dition and as the club grows" and
they gain experience are going to
make better and still better show-
It is probable that 11. Hagan
and Frank Street will be seen in
the main event. Paul Steele has
returned to the city and joined
the club. He began working out
at the club house today and will
probably box with F. Vannde.
Harry Jewell and Ben Martin are
also scheduled again. Martin is
Joe Bonds, the U. P. S. athlete
who made his first appearance at
the last smoker, will be seen in
action again. Larson, a heavy
youngster who also made his first
appearance, believes he can re
cover the decision Bonds wrested
Two Japanese will be seen in a
"fire eating" contest. The club
members find the work of the
little brown men a treat and will
try and put on some new Japan
ese game as an appetizer at every
! KQ A Little Gossip
I &9 From All the
. "Speck" is the new bat boy.
He's got so many freckles on his
physiognomy that they overlap
and produce the effect of a badly
scratched eleclon ballot. He's got
red hair that just match tne
freckles. He's a3 lively aa a
cricket and keeps things in or
Yohe, the new third sacker,
dropped his bag in the Tiger
headquarters yesterday and
worked out with the squad today.
Ho had expected' to arrive Sun
A. H. Ford will be manager of
a baseball team to be organized
at Aberdeen. Olympia, Chehalls
and Centralla will join the league.
In the Grammar School league,
seniors and juniors, Bryant and
Grant, division A; Williard, Lo
gan and Central, division B; Lo
gan, division A, and Sherman and
Horace Mann, division B, are in
the lead with two clean games
each. t , ■•. ;
• Chesley Duncan of Dalton, Gal,
a war veteran has been married
six times. "■-■'-■
Rosy Forecast For 1912 Baseball
By Highest Mogul
ISy August (Garry) Hermann
If 1912 doesn't prove a baseball
banner year, I shall be disappoint
Baseball has not reached its
full development, not by a great
deal. No man can say what its
limitations are. I do uot think
the i>r<3dlct!on of A. G. Spaldlng,
that baseball will one day be the
world's sport, is too rosy, al
though thin is a long way off.
The new agreement of the
major and minor leagues has
brought about a more harmonious
understanding that canuot but
help improve the game.
This agreement has improved
the position of the player, the man
who plays the game and this
means improved playing. This
means, in turn, a more thoroughly
satisfied public, and never forget
it is the public really makes the
One sign of tho times is the
splendid new fields and the hous
ing accommodation for patrons, in
major league cities. Rome, when
spectacles were the life of the peo
ple, never dreamed of such
places. Her games and gladtator
iai contests were staged in less
pretentious enclosures than the
new homes of many clubs.
The stands in Cleveland, Phila
delphia. New York, Brooklyn, Chi
cago, Detroit and Boston indicate
the progress of the game. Thou
sands who remained away rather
than submit to discomfort and dirt
will attend the game regularly.
Everything that can be done to
make surroundings attractive to
men and women, has been pro
vided and the modern ball park
is as comfortable as a theater.
The calibre of young players
who have come into the major
leagues this year is, seemingly,
large, and the races should lie
close. Cluljs which last season
were dangerous have ben
strengthened in their weak points
and I anticipate a red hot struggle
until the final day.
The New Steamer
Leaves Municipal Dock Dally at
9 a. in. nnd 3 p. m.
The 8:00 p. m. Trip Connects
Returning Leaves Olympia
12:15 p. iv. and 6:00 p. m.
for Tacoina and Seattle 7:30 a.
m Phone Main 6308.
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Tuesday, April 9, 1912.
Last year was disastrous for
several minor leagues, due chiefly
to the feeling of prosperity and
the desire to forget salary limits.
Managers learned a valuable If
costly lesson and this season will
avoid the errors which made
trouble. With good weather the
minors should be as prosperous, In
comparison^ as the major leagues.
I shall In- very much surprised
if any National or American,
league club makes a runaway race.
In fact, each league Is more even
ly balanced than ever before and
tliat any one of four or five teams
is apt to win the pennant in cither
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