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SIGNING OF CHANCE MEANS HARD BATTLE
Frank Chance, Newly Signed Manager of Highlanders. Farrell's New ?ork American i league club with Frank Chance in ! command is the "dark horse” of the \ 1913 season. While the other man- j agers welcome him they are willing 1 to admit they have another versatile, loader to compote with and believe it will be anything but a simple task. All have watched Chance’s career as manager of the Cubs and wished he j was one of them. Now that he is In J their midst all are sitting up and starting to make preparations for the hardest struggle Ban- Johnson’s or ganisation has ever known. This is what Johnson has been striv ing for since he lias been at the head of the American league. It has been his plan for years to have all clubs as nearly equal as possible. Through his untiring efforts he has engineered deals by which most of the teams of his association have developed into pennant contenders. If he had his way every team would be in the first division fighting for the pennant. That is why he worked so hard to gfct Chance for the Yankees. Johnson wanted Chance for several reasons. First, he knew it would add to the prestige of the American league; second, be did not want base ball to lose Chance; third, he desires to have a coterie of greater managers than the National league, and fourth, he wants to make Jake Stahl, Connie Mack, Hugh Jennings, Jimmy Calla han. Clark Griffith and the others realize they will have to struggle with New York to win the flag. In addition he is eager to place a man in New York who is competent to compete ST. LOUIS IS NOT WORRYING No Cause for Alarm About Third Base Position While Veteran Austin Remains in Good Health. Tlio St. Louis Browns are not wor rying about third base so long as Aus tin is on the Job. This veteran, se cured from the New York Highland ers, is capable of filling the position as long as his health remains good He is a fair hitter and a splendid field Third Baseman Austin. cr. It was Austin, by the way, who laid out Pitcher C. Brown last sum mer on a quick thi'ow to first The ball hit Brown on the back of the head and things looked serious for awhile Cleveland Releases Trio. Pitcher Gene Krapp, Catcher Jack Adams and Outfielder Art Hauger w ill not wear Cleveland uniforms next year. Krapp has been released to Portland, while Adams and Hauger have been turned over to Topsy hart ael at Toledo. fientlneliR^curd want a an. pay big dividend^ tht) la vest mem. with John McGraw of the Giants. Here is what the American league managers think of Chance's acquisi tion: Clark Griffith, Washington: ‘‘Now I know I will have to fight harder to win the pennant. I fought him for three years with Cincinnati and know what he is capable of.” Jimmy Callahan, White Sox: “I am sure all of us have a tussle on our hands now. With that pitching staff he will make the raco a keen one." Connie Mack, Philadelphia: "This is the season in which the Highland ers begin to be prominent factors in our.jstruggle. Chance, I am sure, will keep us all on the nervous seat." Jake Stahl, Boston: "Chance# com ing only adds another hard team for us to trim. It certainly will mgke our race a dandy " Hugh Jennings, Detroit: ‘‘I know Chance and know what he can do. I matched baseball brains with him in 1907 and 1908 and lost each time. I am co/ifldent his coming will force U3 all to be on the alert.” Joe Birmingham. Cleveland: ‘‘I never met Chance on the field, but from what I have heard of him I know what to expect. You can bet I will keep my eye on him all the time, too.” George Stovall, St, Louis: "Chance’s coming moans more work for me. for 1 just nosed out the Highlanders for seventh place. From what I have heard of Chance’s ability I can see where tiie Browns have to step Bomo, but we will be there to try juBt the | same.” /(0TE5 "f 5P0PIDCM Now watch Chance grab a big chunk of McG raw’s popularity in Gotham. Gotch may have to suppress Zbyszko periodically for the sake of the peace. Chance was a splendid delayed Christmas gift for New York baseball fans. And now the Washington Senators are picked to finish no higher than second. Luther McCarty would fight Bom bardier Wells, Jfc; is going right out after the “little big” fellows. Hugh .Jennings, after a time in vaudeville, has come to the conclusion that ail baseball players are fizzles on the stage. “Chick ’ Lathers* who had a trial with the Detroit Tigers, has been shipped to Indianapolis by the Provi dence team. Frank Donnelly, who served as an umpire last season, has signed to man age the Springfield club of the Three Eye league. Jim Flynn no sooner gets his black ened eye so it looks as if it would heal than he is matched with Cyclone Johnny Thompson. These golf bugs who rannot find the regular game enough for them but must needs add innovations have our sincere sympathy. Joe Rivers’ punching powers have amazed New Yorkers, which reminds cne of the time Aurelia Herrera land ed on Benny Yanger. The management of the Boston American league club has refused to raise the salaries of its players and says the players should be satisfied with the world's series coin. R is claimed for Wrestler Luricb that he speaks twelve languages fluently. He might challenge Zbyszko in each tongue, to be sure the big Pole understands hinj ‘‘There will be no room for any fadeaways’ oti my team.” avers George Stovall. He has plenty of young material on his roster. I SeniineliU?£ord want ads pay big 1 dividend* <m tn& iuvej»tLuenl. CAP ANSON’S GREAT RECORD Stands Without Parallel in Annals of National Game—With Chicago Twenty-two Years. In all the annals of baseball there Is no playing record to surpass the one that The Grand Old Man of Base ball Adrian C. Anson made as a mem ber of the Chicago National club. While the national sport was grow ing up from infancy and Chicago was establishing itself on the baseball map through the achievements of its mighty White Stockings, Anson was building for himself a record that challenges heller even in this day of diamond wonders. To remain with a club for 22 long years Is one thing of no little note; to serve as manager and captain of the club in addition to playing a regu lar position for 21 of these 22 seasons Is an even greater mark of distinc tion. and to be able to show at the close of that lengthy period the won derful and grand batting average of .327 bespeaks a feat w ithout a parallel In all the years of the nation’s favor ite sport. Nowadays it means a mark of honor to a player to bat over .300 for even a single season, but how many of the modern stars will be able to keep it up for 22 seasons in succession, even though not bearing the additional burden of the management and cap taincy. It is doubtful If Anson’s rec ord will ever be equaled. It certainly stands out at present in a clasB by it self, and as a mark for young players to shoot at. Anson started out as a third base man with Chicago in the first year of the National League, 1876, and played in the outfield in 1878, and it was not until 1879 that he went to the posi tion in which he was to rank as one of the greatest stars. During his 22 years of service with the Chicago Nationals Anson played in the remarkable total of 2.250 games, making the wonderful average of .337 in batting and .975 in fielding. In 8,947 times at bat he made 1,C65 hits, and out of the great total of 22, Cap Anaon. 945 fielding chances, he missed only 596, the latter being the astonishingly small number of errors he made against 21,278 putouts anl 1.071 a& slats. Anson managed the Chicago club from 1887 to 1897 Inclusive, but he was constantly at loggerheads with James A. Hart after the latter be came president of the club in 1892, and in the fall of 1897 the Grand Old Man was released, closing a playing career at Chicago that is without an equal in ail the baseball life of that city. Thomas Burns was’made man ager after the release of Anson. Much Money in Racing. The money subscribed to the Tat tersall sweepstake of the Melbourne cup horse race fn Australia in 1972 totaled $875,000; on the Metropolitan race $375,000, arid the Caulfield cup. $250,000. These are all important Australian horse races. The Tasman ian government reaps in stamp duties 8 pence in every $5, in addition to a 6 per cent dividend tax on the prizes. On the 1912 race the Tasmanian gov ernment derived $293,750, and Tat tersall's nearly $376,000 In commis sion. the total amount contributed by the public being $5,875,000. This de velopment has no connection with racing In India and Australia only it reaches important proportions Basket Ball Violent Sport? The athletic council at Sage college has decreed that the women students at Cornell cannot play basket ball with other colleges. Dr Esther Par ker, the woman's medical adviser, said that the nervous strain is too great. Basket ball is the most violent form of exercise, next to rowing, in the girls’ college, she says, and she will permit the game between local classes only. New Ice Mark for One Mile. At Duffei in Park, Toronto, Royal Grattan, owned by J. E. Gray and driven by Nat Ray, won the first heat of the 2:30 pace in 2:13*4, reducing the world’s record for a mile in a race on ice on a two-lap track by 1% seconds. Got one of those dandy New Web Record yet? See the coupon on GOTCH WRESTS CHAMPIONSHIP FROM JENKINS Gotch Gets Bar Arm and Head Lock Hold. FRANK GOTCH became champion wrestler of America January 27, 1904. after one of the roughest battles in all the annals of this ancient sport. Tom Jenkins, a rough and ready wrestler of the slam-bang variety, had hold the title for six years. He had suppressed all challengers by his rough-house tactics, including Gotch at Cleveland the year previous. The sting of that defeat and Its gruelling punishment spurred the young farmer lad to secure a return battle. Jenkins at this time was considered invincible and Gotch, well aware that he could not hope for success except at the price of supreme effort, trained night and day. He ran thirty miles across country every afternoon. Joe Carroll was hla handler. Emil Klank, Farmer Burns, Duncan McMillan, Tom Davis and George Kennedy were his trainers and wrestling partners. The pavilion at Bellingham, Washington, where the match was staged, the largest on the Pacific coast at that time, was packed to the doors and some fana were hanging on the rafters. Seats sold as high as $25 each. Jen kins. seeing the size of the "gate,” held the crowd for an hour, demanding $250 more in addition to hia guarantee of $1,000, win or lose. "This match wasn’t a scientific grappling contest," said Klank, one of Gotch's seconds and later manager of the world's champion. ‘‘It was a rough and tumble encounter. It was the bloodiest battle In wrestling history. If I live to be a hundred years old. I never expect to sec a mat struggle the like of that one between Gotch and Jenkins at Bellingham." When Tom Davis, the referee, yelled ‘‘time," Jenkins flew at Gotch like an anger-crazed tiger In an African jungle. Gotch, outweighed by twenty six pounds, stood his ground and went into the referee hold with the cham pion. It was .Tenkins' campaign to rush Gotch off his feet and win In a hurry He knew the young Hawkeye farmer had trained for endurance. So he bored In and put Gotch to the mat. but the youngster went to a sitting pos ture and was up In a flash. Jenkins charged again and put him down, but try as he might ho could not hold the athlete from Humboldt Up and down the pair fought und struggled like mad. Gotch had the endurauce and the terrific pace began tell on Jenkins. The champion put Gotch down and tried for a half nelson, then a head lock and other holds. He tried to break Gotch’s arm by one of his old tricks, but Gotch was up in a flash. Maddened at the champion's rough tactics, and tearing into him like fury, Gotch picked Jenkins off bis feet and burled him to the mat. Jenkins'rose and Gotch repeated, putting the champion heavily to the mat and giving him a taste of his own medicine. Jenkins wanted to quit, contending Gotch had fouled him Jenkins had punished Gotch when the farmer lad was on the mat by pretending to secure a further arm hold and in the motion of doing so striking the nose violently. He also tried to injure Gotch’s elbow. Gotch showed wonderful speed in sidestepping the lunges of Jenkins and the champion tired himself out. Gotch finally rushed in and slammed b'jx to the mat for the first fall, with the half-nelson and crotch. Jenkins' seconds had to carry him to his corner and administer restoratives. In the second bout, preferring to lose on a foul rather than go down Jenkin3 apparently deliberately placed a strangle hold on Gotch. When Gotch extricated himself. Jenkins deliberately aimed a vicious swing at him which, had it landed, might have knocked him out. The referee Jumped between them but they kept lunging at each other until the ring was clearpd. It was the last despairing effort of a beaten tiger of the mat. Gotch was declared the winner, the champion of America, and hauled down $4,000 In a purse and side bet. Gotch weighed 184 pounds and Jenkins 210. (Copyright. '1912. by Joseph B. Bowles.) MANAGERS OF THE BIG LEAGUE TEAMS FOR 1913 NATIONAL LEAGUE. Cincinnati—Joe Tinker. New York—Johnny McGraw. Chicago—Johnny Evers. Pittsburg—Fred Clarke. St. Louis—Miller Huggins. Philadelphia—Charley Dooin. Boston—George Stallings. Brooklyn—Bill Dahlen. AMERICAN LEAGUE. Boston—Jake Stahl. New York—Frank Chance. Cleveland—Joe Birmingham. Chicago—Jimmy Callahan. Washington—Clark Griffith. St. Louis—George Stovall. Detroit—Hughie Jennings. Athletics—Connie Mack. » GOSSIP AMOAG SPORTS •Joe Cantlllon had Ty Cobb and Rube Waddell as guests at his hunt ing camp recently. If Tinker gets Kllng, Brown and a few more former Cubs he may feel safer at Cincinnati. Dili Demetral has an idea that ho can defeat Zbyszko and is out scout* iug for the big Pole's scalp. Luther McCarty's championship doesn t seem to be as remunerative as he thought it was going to be. Frank. Gotch wears the Trown all right, but his head does not rest un easy over challenges from Zbyazko McCarty has a monkey for a mas cot Then he goes out and tries to make monkeys out of his opponents. Ice hockey is a noble game. It used to be played with a tin can, the bat tered edges of which cut like a knife. The training quarters of the Detroit Tigers will be at Gulfport. Miss They will leave for that spot about Feb. 20. Muggsy McOraw clamors that the Reds will not finish lower than third next season providing they get a good catcher. 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