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BRAVES HAVE TOE
Going Better Right Now and
Appear to Have Solved
All the "Ifs."
STILL GOING DOWN
Flickertail Football Crew
Has Fine Chance to win
From the Gophers.
Why tarry with this
The Boston Braves now are five full
games ahead of the Giants and ap
pear to have solved the big if.
Let's say they'll win the pennant,
and be done with it.
Instead of a looked-for crack, the
team is playing better ball than two
weeks ago. The three star pitchers
are going as well as ever, and the
team, as a whole, has improced, es
pecially in batting.
Muggey McG-raw, in his recent
weekly spasm, said his team still has
a chance. He predicted that the five
game series the Braves play in New
York next week will solve the bunting
That was several days ago.
To go into that five-contest party,
the Giants, in the meantime, have to
keep mighty close to the rampaging
Braves. But, since Muggsy made his
guess, his mastadons have been slip
ping—gliding into the discard as rap
idly as a college Johnny runs through
the old man's monthly allowance.
And the Braves have been tearing
around the pennant course like a lone
German in front of a gang of rough
neck Hinglishmen and Frog Eaters.
There is something pathetic in this
downward glide of the Giants. When
one reads of Matty, the Old Master,
getting knocked out of the box, not
once or twice in a season, but about
every other game, he grows rumina
tive and munches on the Tempus
•Fugit food. When one learns of Rube
Marquard wilting away under the fire
of opposing bludgeons, he takes a
slant at himself in the mirror, and,
then, delivers the kid a lecture about
gathering age exacting its toll. And,
then, there are Fromme and De
maree, erstwhile dependable flingers,
who now are getting slammed about
Tesreau alone of all the old guard
has stood forth on the old stand and
more than held his own.
This slipping performance of the
Giants is the fliwering of a wonder
ful corps of hurlers. They have had
their round of big league fame and
their share of the world's series
whack-up, and now are fading into
•the background like the passing of
the visionary inset in a motion picture.
Next year, Giant supporters wili
read new names In the roster of reg
ular mound: lien—such names as
Schauer and.Schupp, perchance.
Which Wears Better?
Saturday, October 3, the raw ma
terial of the Andy Gill football mill
will be rubbed against the raw ma
terial of the Doc Williams factory,
and the victory stuff all depends upon
the wearing qualities of each strip.
At this youthful stage of the grid
iron season, it looks very much as
though the team that can better stand
the strain will grab the heavy end of
It is not a bit presumptious in lo
cal enthusiasts to claim a healthy
chance for running away with the
This looks like the big year in TJ.
N. D. football circles, and it certain
ly Is far from being a good season for
Gill's problem is in the line and in
getting the ibackfield men to run good
interference. He has some massive
specimens of line material, but very
much depends upon drilling good
football sense into their think tanks.
If Lynch is eligible, much labor and
worry will be saved, but the star
tackle is having
little run-in with
scholastic difficulties, and it begins to
look as though he'll come out second
Of course, it must be remembered
that the Minnesota yarns have a bear
ish tinge. But, nevertheless, the fact
remains that Williams is face to face
with the gravest football problem In
years, and right now his outfit is very
little, if any stronger than the Flick
So, if the Flickertails round into
good form by the end of next week,
they may be able to teach the Gopher
lads a little about Walter Camp's pet
UNIVERSITY HEN SHOW
BETTER FORM IN HARD
Judging from the showing in
yesterday's strenuous scrimmage,
the Flickertail football team will
be unusually strong this year.
The backtield men showed bet
ter form yesterday, while the
linemen loomed up stronger on
both defensive and offensive.
The first team yesterday was
composed of: Johnson, center
Vorachek and Murphy, guards
Flngarson and Lynch, tackles
Schlosser and Flint, ends Mc
Kay, quarter Clark and Murray,
half backs Nilles, fullback.
The second team men, under
Assistant Coach Wells, also show
ed good form, and, several times,
did considerable damage to the
Gill spent considerable time
with the backfield men, endeavor
ing to strengthen their interfer
Rhowedder, one of last year's
squad members, reported yester
day and was a light workout.
Poor Old Matty! Knocked out of
the box again and relieved by O' Toole.
About the end of the week, he'll
come back and make another strugg
ling team suffer for yesterday's mis
There be some who say the Braves
cannot be beaten until they meet the
Athletics in the world's series.
And there be others who say the
Athletics will scurry for cover when
Stallings reveals his man-eating
As for us, an impecunious scribe,
we'll be mum on that subject, for fear
some knowing individual with great
wads of filthy will force us to back
up OUT assertions.
With the grocer, the butcher, the
coalman and a dozen other providers
of the necessities of life declaring
that they'll not be put off much long
er, it behooves us to horde the spare
penny forninst the day our self-made
And so we announce, with malice
aforethough, that we'll not be respon
sible for any bets incurred by Side
Kicker Merry Mood.
A lot of fellows matriculated yester
day. But that isn't anything like
what they'll do along about the end
of the first semester.
Cleveland used three recruit pitch
ers yesterday, and they were hit for
nineteen safe ones, seventeen of
which were bunched in three innings
Carter started the game for Cleveland
and got along well until his support
went to pieces.
After the first inning, Pittsburg was
unable to do very much with Tyler,
the crack Boston flinger. A base on
balls, a double, a wild throw 'by Smith
and Konetchy's single gave Pittsburg
their only two runs.
MuggBy McGraw probably thinks
differently about that Chicago team.
Recently, he said they would meet
with disaster on the eastern junket.
They spelled disaster for the Giants,
however, taking two out of three.
The Cubs hammered Matty unmer
cifully in the first inning yesterday,
and scored fife runs on three singles,
a double, a triple, a wild pitch and a
wild throw by Meyers. After that,
they were unable to score.
St. Louis and Philadelphia played a
weird game yesterday, nearly all the
runs of both teams being due to field
ing and battery errors. Huggins and
Magee each went to bat four times
and scored two runs, and yet neither
was charged with a time at bat. Hug
gins drew three bases on balls and
was hit by the pitcher, while Magee
was walked four times-
In the same game, Dooin and a
rooter came nearly clashing. Dooin
threw wild to first base and a specta
tor in the stand shouted a remark
which caused Dooin to order the root
er removed. A policeman escorted
the fan from the grounds after the
umpire got 'between Dooin and the
spectator, preventing blows being
BOSTON FANS GIVE ODDS.
Boston, Sept. 23.—Boston's fandom
already sees the National league pen
nant floating in the breezes from
Massachusetts bay. The wise ones
have made the Braves a 2 to 1 favor
ite to win the big race.
Over in New York the odds are not
quite so strong on the Tribesmen, but
in the sporting places of New York
bets of 10 to 6 are being made that
the Boston team lands the bunting.
Twenty years old and never
a drop in quality
That is the record of mild
Some day we may find it
possible to better Tom' Moore
At present we don't know
how it can be done.
No Games scheduled.
Cincinnati, Lear and
Boston, Davis and Gowdy.
Sa Paul Donley and Peters, Kansas
City Gallia and Geibel.
at Kansas City...
Minneapolis Nelson and Smith, Mil
waukee Shakelford and Hughes.
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Cincinnati 010 000 001—2 8* 2
Boston 000 200 001—3 8 3
Cincinatl Ames and Clarke. Boston
James and Cowdy
Chicago Lavender and Archer.Phil
adelphia Alexander and Killifer.
St. Louis 100 000 010—2 2 1
New York 000 010 000—1 6 1
St Louis Perritt and Wingo, New
York Tesreau and McLean.
Batteriee: St. Louis, Sallee and
Snyder New York, Marquard and
.000 000 001—l" 5 3
..012 020 00*—5 9 2
Pittsburg Cooper,Adams and Schang
Brooklyn Pfeffer and McCarty.
Pittsburgh, Conzelman and Cole
man, Brooklyn, Rucker and Miller.
At KANSAS CITV.
Cleveland at Columbus, called ac
count of rain.
Batteries: Kansas City, Johnson
and Easterly Brooklyn, O. Brown
Indianapolis at Buffalo, no game,
Chicago, Liang, Prendergast and
Wilson Baltimore, Suggs and Jack-
^°ul8 Watson and Chapman,
Pittsburg LeClalres and Berry,
WAR SPOILS MEETY
Stanford University, Cay., Sept. 22.
—Because of the European war. Van
couver, B. C., athletes will not be
able to meet. Stanford this, season, as
planned, on the football field or'in
Dr. Frank Angell' of the Stanford
faculty received a letter today, from
Reggie Woodward of Vancouver, say
to* that the rowing olub there had
pee ntransformed into a barr&eks:
"So many of the ftugby" players
hans. rgone to war/' the letter sajS!
that no. game ean .be arranged this
year. The oarsmenadd football piay-
W* being drilled «n: the athletlc
THE GRAND FORKS DAILY HERALD, WEDNESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 23,1914.
Up-to-the-Minute Athletic News
a jimmy pipe
if it's packed
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Boston Braves Win Admiration
of Ail by Their Plucky Fight
The splendid work of the Boston
Braves during the past few weeks
has won the admiration of fans and
baseball men generally. The Braves'
hurling trio—Rudolph, James and Ty
ler—have come in for a lot of praise,
as well as Gowdy behind the bat, Ev
ers and Maranville. In a recent inter
view Hughey Jennings, thrice manager
of an American league pennant win
ner, prohpesied that the Athletics
would have no walaway when they
tackle the Braves in the world's se
"A month ago," said the Detroit
leader, Iwould have been willing to
wager that the Athletics stood a good
chance of winning four straight, or
at least capturing the series inside of
five games. But I have changed my
mind to a certain extent. During the
last month, the Braves have won so
many games in the ninth or extra in
nings that we must admit they have
real class, for one of the best indica
tions of a team's strength is its ability
to win the airtight games that are not
decided until the finish.
'They say the Braves have only
one .300 hitter. What of that?
Didn't the White Sox win the Ameri
can league pennant in 1906 without a
.300 hitter and then go tn and win
the world's championship Perhaps
Connolly is the only .300 hitter, but
nevertheless, Stallings has a dangerous
bunch of batters, men who are there
in the pinches. In winning baseball
games, the batter who can hit with a
man on third is .of far more value
than the man who will get two or
three hits with no one and pop up a
little fly when the. bases are occupied.
"A club could not 'show the game
ness of the Braves, without having
players of class, players who have a
right to be considered with the real
heroes of the game. We all know
that Johnny Evers.is a great player.
From what I have learned,- Maran
ville is just such a man. Gowdy's
work speaks for itself. No catcher
could go in day after day and hold
up the pitchers "in the tight games
they have had without being a
shrewd man behind the bat. Then
there are Schmidt and Smith, first
and third basemen. They have fit
ted in superbly.
"So much for the optimistic view
of the situatlon from a Boston stand
point. Here is the dark side. Bos
ton may not wjn the pennant until
the last day of the "season. It ha»
only a slight lead over the- Giants and
the two clubs are-to come together
for five games. in the last four days
of the campaign, ^either Giants nor
Braves may have a lead of more than
a game or so when' the erucial series
starts. Consequently Stallings will be
forced to call upon his three star
pitchers," Rudolph, James and Tyler,
to pitch all five.games,while McGraw
will have to usejiMathewson and Tes
reau in four of "the games. The rest
of the players will be-all kej'ed up and
the strain may be. tod much for them:
On the othe rh^nd, the-Athletics now
have such a lead that they can-breeze
through without* any trouble, just
keeping on edgW*-and' going into the:
world's series perfectly, fit, mentally
"Do you lenow that th?.t.4ulldog of
yours kijled my life's little hJtrRiIess,
,. 'Well, what ard you going to dcr
about tt?" is
vi-* -l-yvR. H. E.
Buffalo ... 4 4 1
Indianapolis 3 -2
Anderson' and Lavigne Billiard,
Mullen and Rariden.
Chicago Come Back.
R. H. E.
Baltimore i.... ..,
Brennan, Hendrjx and Wilson Bai
ley, Smith and Jacklitsch.
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St. Louie ..............
.10 17- 0'
Pittsburgh .................. 4
Davenport, and Chapman Camnitz,
Walker, Adams and Berry.
Itey Hot One.'
Brooklyn ... t\..
Kansas City 8
CuUop XDMttrly, ^e^tpn ant'
terest man—if she i*n bis wit*.. ______
E. R. Hosking, writing in The St.
Paul Dispatch, suggests a new Class
AA league, which shall include Win
nipeg, Fort William and Port Arth
ur. Here is what he says:
"The time is not far distant when
there will be a new international lea
gue of Class AA status that will in
clude Winnipeg, Port Arthur and Ft.
William as its Canadian representa
tives. Winnipeg could support a
Class AA team right now, but is
barred by geographical obstacles. Ft.
William this season, with a tail-end
club in the Northern league, drew
52,495 paid admissions to sixty-four
games. Next year Port Arthur prob
ably will be a member of the North
ern league and the rivalry between
that city and Fort William will mean
a banner attendance in both places.
"Both Fort William and Port Arth
ur are growing rapidly, and Duluth,
too, is forging ahead fast. In about
another decade it would not be sur
prising to see a Class AA league in
cluding St. Paul, Minneapolis, Winni
peg, Fort William, Port Arthur, Du
luth, Milwaukee and Kansas City.
This circuit will be as compact as that
of several other leagues that have
done business profitably. When that
time comes the Eastern clubs of the
American association will be aligned
with a new fast circuit.
BETTING ON BOSTON.
Boston, Sept. 22.—Boston's fandom
already sees the National league pen
nant floating in the breezes from Mas
sachusetts Bay. The wise onefe have
made the Braves a 2 to 1 favorite to
win the big race. Over in New York
the odds are not quite so strong on
the Tribesmen, but in the sporting
places of New York bets of 10 to 0
are being 'made that the Boston team
lnnds the bunting.
Where you get the best
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P. A. jams joy
in jimmy pipes
OU never smoked tobacco in your life that hits
your taste and punches in satisfaction like Prince
Albert. It's the high spot any old way you hook
it up, via a jimmy pipe or rolled into a makin's cigarette!
You never did roll a cigarette that can compare with P. A.
makin's, because no other tobacco ever was like it. Just got the
"more-ish" earmarks in every puff, because the patented process
cuts out the bite.
the national joy smoke
Men everywhere smoke P. A. in a pipe and rolled into
cigarettes. Wise up that it is the goods—signed, sealed,
delivered! Or you can lay abet it wouldn't hit the fancy
of such a bunch of red-blooded men.
Sooner you lay a dime against a tidy red tin of P. A. sooner
you'll get yours It's simply a question of time when
you'll sit on the P. A. band wagon and sound the cymbals!
Get it off your mind and let some P. A. sunshine into
Prince Albert is sold all along the line. Beat it around
the corner and get yours. Because it's a bad noise to
tease your smokappetite so. Toppy red bags, 5c
(handy for rolling^'em) tidy red tins, 10c also hand-
some pound an
Standing of Clubs
w. L. Pet.
.76 61 :65g
.74 66 .529
67 72 .482
.62 75 452
.63 74 .460
.56 83 .403
St. Louis 5, Philadelphia 4.
Pittsburgh 2, Boston 8.
Cincinnati 4, Brooklyn 5.
Chicago 5, New York 0,
St. Louis ..
W. L. Pet.
91 49 .650
85 54 .612
76 68 .528
72 77 48'4
67 74 .475
66 77 .462
«3 76 .453
45 96 .319
Cleveland 3, Philadelphia 14.
Washington 1-4, Chicago 9-7.
Boston 6-5, Detroit 3-0.
Milwaukee 3, Minneapolis 1
Indianapolis n, 0 Louisville 5, 4.
.60 V, 78
St. Louis_10, Pittsburgh 4. fl
Kansas City 0, Brooklyn 1. 1
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Chicago 2, Baltimore 1.
Buffalo 4. Indianapolis 1. '1
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