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(area- , - s...l - SS&Us" ss''" sik . j ' CorrmQHT. 1918. ar Kim fmturis syt.oic.tc. t.c OSsr- 3-4. Schupp Rounds Powerful Giants Well Supplied' With s Seasoned Twirlers and Good Prospects for Com - ing Season. New York, March 4 When John J. McGravv obtained the signature ot Ferdinand Schupp to a contract at Louisville on Friday night he assur ed the New York Giants the strong est pitching staff , in the National league, if "form" is anything in base ball. For class there are not three better southpaws in the entire league than Schupp, Sallee and Benton, and their presence on. one team gives it a preponderance of effectiveness of the port side variety that cannot be Underestimated over a stretch of 154 ganns. v Even if George (Poll) Perrit "runs out" the Giants' right handers are not a corps to be sneezed at when in form. Jeff Tesreau and Fred An derson are as good a pair of spitball twirlers as ever slapped a slippery elmcd pellett over the pan, the latter only needing a little more staying power to be a star. Al Demaree is a dependable boxman, cool and crafty. But the pride of McGraw's right handers this year will be, unless all signs fail, a massive youth from the "r Boston Braves, Jess Barnes. Jess Is an iron man of the McGinnity type. He pitched in fifty games last year end of his full contests won thirteen, losing twenty-one; this for a losing, weak hitting team. McGraw says he Will be disappointed if Barnes does not win twenty-five games this sea son, and those who have closely stud ied him in action declare he is cer tain to do it with the support that the Giants can give him in the field and at the bat. Then McGraw has another big youngster from the West Roy John son, the McAlester Machine Gun. He is a 200-pound baby, way over 6 feet tall and possessed of great speed and ; control. He may stand the test at j Mariin so successfully that he will get a chance In his first year In big com I nnnv. t EASTERN OWNERS OPEN ARMS TO PROVIDENCE President Dan O'Neil of the Eastern League is smiling broad smiles, and. i narrow smiles, and all other kinds of I smiles today, Just as "are the club i owners- m the isastern circuit, over i the decision of the Providence club to j enter the O'eXil circuit1 this season. ! On that decision practically hinged ! the Eastern League question. Pirovi ' dence was loath to give up Class A ball for the brand B, tout the outlook for play in the International was so . dwbious that the stockolders of ;the 1 Providence club saw the inevitable and rather than go without their summer amusement, more gladly than was generally predicted, decid-ed to lock horns with O'Neil's organization That the Rhode Island club will prove a great boon to this league is i undoubted. Providence is one of - the best minor league cities in the east, , And it is a Sunday playing town also. LINDSEY ARRIVES FOR BOWLING MEET Cincinnati, O., March 4. (Mort Lind say of Bridgeport, king of New Bng- : land mig-pin bowlers, has arrived here for his annual assault upon American Bowling Congress rewards. While . Lindsey appeared fit and Sine, he com plained of a boil under his right arm which might give him trouble by the time he mounts the 6tri.ps on Wednes day. His arrival announced the com ing of Al Johnson's Colts who are due here today. Lee Johns, manager of the Sweeney Huton alleys, Detroit, yesterday in vited Lindsey to enter the big indi-v'-r' tournament which is to be held ' " a'e'.y after the local Congress. took the matter under ad visement, stating that his appearance at Detroit depends entirely upon his showing here. lindsey madie no predictions regard ing the possible score to 'be chalked up (by the New Haven team with which he is playing. He said that the team, for the most part,. is composed of recruits who are lacking in tourna ment experience. He expects to. cut quite a swath in the individual stand- lng, however. SWEET PEAS. VIOLETS, TULIPS, DAFFODILS. JOHN RECK & SON. ' Out a Pitching Staff OFFER $25,000 FOR DEMPSEY AND FULTON New York, March 4 It developed Saturday that the Leblang brothers, Joe and Hugh, have offered a purse, of $25,000 for a bout between Fred Fulton, the Minnesota heavyweight, and Jack Dempsey of Salt Lake City. The Leblang brothers are angling for a 15-round bout to a decision to be promoted within easy traveling dis tance of New York, possibly at New Haven or Baltimore. No reference as to the distribution of the purse is made by the seekers of the match. Fulton will box Tom Cowler of England at St. Louis on March 11, and it is reported a repre sentative of .the Leblang brothers will be at the bout in an effort to get Fulton's consent to the match with Dempsey. NEW YORK'S NEW CATCHER BEAR FOR WORK 1 Manager Miller Huggins of the New York Yankees, has three catchers upon whom he is expected to depend for the coming season. Two of them, Al Walters and Harold Ruel, are the midgets among big league backstops, while the third, Harry (Truck) Hannah, is one of the real giants of the catching end of ths game. And yet, if Huggins carries out his plans and unless Hannah himself upsets them by showing un expected ability the big fellow will Bpend most of his time on the bench, while the little fellows do the work for Walters and Ruel are looked upon as favorites for the first and second string jobs. An idle season will be something of a novelty for Hannah. Out in the Pacific Coast League he has been a glutton for work. Last year with Salt Lake he caught 185 games. Dope shows that the greatest number 01 contests ever caught in by a Coast League catcher was 190. Tommj Leahy, who did a little catching for the Athletics during the first year they were in the' American League and who later played with the Car dinals, had this record in 1902. If Ray Schalk of the White Sox figures in 100 contests this year he will tie George Gibson's record of be ing a century performer behind the bat for six seasons', and he already has equalled Chief Meyer's exploit of catchinsr more than 100 games five years in a row. Schalk was con stantly in the three figure class from 1913 to 1917. Meyers was in this sec tion from 1910 to 1914. Johnny Kling and George Gibson each caught more than 100 " games during four successive years, while Billy Sullivan, Sam Agnew, Stev O'Neill. Jimmy Archer and Hank Gowdy each was a century perform er in three consecutive campaigns. Men who caught more than 100 games two years in succession were Gabby Street, Oscar Stanage, Walter Schmidt, Ivey Wingo, Tom Clark, Billy Rariden and Charley Dooin. The list of major league backstops who have caught more than 100 games in a season isn't a very long one, containing 36 games (19 from the American League and 17 from the National). Here it is: Caught 100 Games in Six Seasois Gibson of Pirates. Caught 100 Games in Five Seasons Schalk of White Sox, Kling of Cubs, Meyers of Giants. Caught 100 Games in Four Seasons Sullivan of White Sox, Stanage of Tigers, Dooin of Phillies. Caught 100 games in Thiee Sea Bons jO'Neill of Indians, Agnew of Browns, Gowdy of Braves, Archer of Cubs, Killifer of Philadelphia. Caught 100 Games in Two Seasons Street of Nationals, Schmidt of Tigers, ssweeney or xannees, Bergee of Superbas, Wingo and Clark of Reds, Rariden of Giants. Caught 100 Games in One Season Clarke of Indians, Powers, Sehreck Thomas and Schang of Athletics, Ainsmith, Henry and Clarke of Na tlonalsN Severeid of Browns, Carrigan and Criger of Red Box, Kittredge and Moran of Braves, Miller of Superbas, McLean of Reds, Bresnahan ol Giants, Snyder of Cardinals. YALE TO ENTER , GREW IN DIG REGATTA A patriotic national regatta between the colleges, to take the place of the Cancelled Poughkeepsie. New Lon don and American Henley races, was decided upon by the executive com mittee of the American Rowing As sociation in a meeting at Columbia College on Saturday. The event will be held at Annapolis, bjit as ?et no date has been selected. It will, how ever, probably be held May 25. Cornell was not represented but it was announced that , the Ithacans would be invited to compete. Colum bia, Princeton, Yale, Pensylvania and Annapolis already have assured the committee that they would enter crews, and other colleges in the East frill be invited to take part. A race between freshmen will be added to the program, should a sufficient num ber of entries be received. It was said that the crews which take part in the patriotic meet will not be permitted to arrive at Annapo is until the day before the race. Lieutenant-Commander Guyler of Annapolis said the Middies' rowing shells would be at the disposal of the trews. Although Harvard was not repre sented, it was said that the plan would be approved by the Crimson athletic authorities. There will be no change in the eligibility rules. The representatives on hand were: Co lumbia, C. Halstead Mapes, H. S. Fisher and Francis S. Bangs; Prince ton, Dean William McClanahan; Pennsylvania, Thomas Reath; Yale, Frederick Allen and Julian Curtis; Annapolis, Lieutenant - Commander Guyler. Among the colleges invited to compete are Cornel, Harvard, Co lumbia, Syracuse. Yale, Annapolis, Princeton and Pennsylvania. MARSANS LOOKS GOOD TO HIS MANAGER Manager Miller Huggins of. the New York Yankees, whole confessing that his outfield is not all he would desire makes it clear that he feels perfectly safe and satisfied with his outer works insofar as Armando Marsans is con cerned. Huggins not only has a high regard for Marsan's ability and a strong belief that he will come back and show it, but he has a warm per sonal admiration for him. In fact, Huggins and Marsans are a sort of httle happy family between them selves. The friendship grows from the days of the war with the Feds, when Huggins tried to secure Mar sans for the Cardinals. He failed, be cause of legal entanglements and other circumstances, but he and the Cuban formed an acquaintance that led to a mutual admiration, society. Now Fate has thrown them together on the same ball team and both are happy. Hug thinks Marsans one of the greatest ever when he extends himself, and the Cuban, thinking Hug about the greatst ever also, is bound to let out a few kinks for his new manager. Such conditions have much to do with success in baseball. If Armando Marsans' broken leg has not handicapped him then look for some wonderful, work from him that made him famous five or six years back. RYAN-WEST BATTLE Tommy Ryan defeated Tommy West in seventeen rounds at Louis ville, on March 4, 1901, just seVenteen years ago today. The two Toms were cf about the same age and weight, but Ryan was still at the height of his powers, while West was declining rapidly. Ryan and West had fought once before, Ryan winning in fourteen rounds. From the first it was plain that West was outclassed, but he fought gamely, and it was not until the seventeenth round that nc gave vp the losing fight. After his de feat by the Syracuse warrior West was matched with Marvin Hart, the Kentucky middleweight, and the bat tle was staged at Louisville a few week3 later. Hart knocked West out in the sixteenth round, and Tommy then decided to quit the game. West was a Welshman, a cheruble, quiet lit tle fellow who had none of the ap pearance cf the scrapper, hut when be was right he could figtot like a demon. He bested Jee Wai.i, "the Black Demon uados." West was : bout the only man of his weight that Walcott was afraid .. The squat black warrior seemed to have been built to West's order, and Joe seemed to realize it, for, although Walcott was always ready to tackle the -biggest and most danfrerous men, he had great respect for Tommy's prowess. THE TIMES: MAECII 4, 1918, "Terrible Terry,? McGovern, Greatest of . 2lF n 1 " -X -ff e -'T Terry McGovern, one-time world's champion featherweight and consid ered by many the greatest little fighter that ever lived, died in the King's County hospital, Brooklyn, N.Y. He won the featherweight title from George Dixon in 1900 and a year later lost it in his memorable hout with Young Corbett. McGovern was 39 years old. In tune of $200,000. LARRY LAJOIE TO TAKE REINS OF INDIANAPOLIS Indianapoils, March 4 Larry La joie, former major league star and manager of the Toronto International League club, will play first base and manage the Indianapolis American Association team the- coming season, provided he can obtain his release from Toronto, it was announced here Saturday. Lajoie and James C. McGill, owner of the Indianapolis franchise met here and after the conference Mr. McGill stated that an agreement on terms had been reached with La joie and that 'in all probability the veteran would pilot the Indians, suc ceeding Jack Hendricks, who is now manager of the St. Louis Nationals. In baseball circles here it is re garded as highly improbable that tht International League will start the season and for that reason McGill feels almost certain that Lajoie will hold down first base for the local club. Jack Leary, who played first base last season for the Indians, is now in the navy. TESREAU HAD TOUGH TIME ADVANCING Few of the modern diamond stars have had such a hard time breaking into the game as big Jeff Tesreau, the Giant twirler. Charles M., to give him the name conferred upon him by his parents, will be twenty-nine years eld tomorrow. He was born March , 1889, at Ironton, in the Ozark re gion of southern Missouri. Jeff says he can't remmeber a time when he was less than six feet high. Early in life he started out with the ambition to beat the altitude record of the neighboring Iron mountain. As a kid he played on a team in his home town, but when he was seventeen he was told to beat it because, he was too big and clumsy. Jeff went to Perryville, Mo., and got a job in the lead mines; and was afterward hired to twirl for a local semi-pro team. A scout for the Austin club of the Texas League called Jeff to higher fields, but when he landed in the Lone Star State he found that Aus tin had dropped out of the circuit. Tesreau then went to Houston, where he lasted only a short time, the man ager telling him that he wasn't any good, and advising him .to go back to Missouri Jeff stuck around, play ing with Galveston, San Antonio and Shreveport. In the Louisiana city ha began to make a name for himelf, and McGraw, after seeing the Mis souri mammoth at work, offered him a1-berth with the Giants- In 1911 Mc Graw sent Jeff to Toronto, but recall ed him the following year- In 19 !2 Tesreau won seventeen and lost sev en games, proving conclusively that he belonged in high class baseball so Featherweights his career he amassed and spent a for NEW HAVEN TO EE JACKSON D DUNDEE New York, March 4 "Vincent Reina. representing the Italian-Riverside Athletic clua of New Haven, Conn., last night completed arrange ments whereby Johnny Dundee and Willie Jackson, two of the foremost lightweights in the country, will come tgether in the Elmo City on the night of March 25. The bout will be a de cision affair of 15 rounds. George Monroe, former bantamweight star, was declared acceptable to both prin cipals as referee. - This bout looms up as one of the best arranged for New Haven in sev eral years. Dundee and Jackson have long been bitter rivals and the fans are divided in their opinions as to which is the better boy over the 15-round route. Jackson first sprung into prominence by scoring a knock out over Dundee in Philadelphia nearly two years ago. Dundee later scored a popular decision over his rival in a JO-round bout in this city. The battle is expected to draw heav ily from Goatham's fight enthusiasts. MEL COOGAN TO BOX WITH MARTIN New Haven, March 4 Mel Coogan, boxing instructor at the Newport Naval Training l station, has been matched to box Johnny Martin of New Haven in the star bout of 12 rounds on the card to be presented under the auspices of the Italian American Athletic club at Music Hall on the night of March 15. In the semi-final bout of 10 rounds. Joe Currie and George Proto, both of New Haven, will mingle at. 122 pounds at 3 o'clock. Both bouts were arranged late Saturday night. MATCH M'GOVERN AND DAVE ASTEY ' New York, March 4 Dave Astey, the American bantamweight boxer, who is matched to meet Jimmy Wilde of England for the world's championship in Liverpool on May 6, was matched yesterday by his man ager, Joe Jacobs, to box Young Mc Govern at the National A. 9- of Phil adelphia next Saturday night. TODAY IN PUGILISTIC ANNALS 1910 Bailor Burke and Jack (Twin) Sullivan fought a 10-round draw at New ork. 1911 Luther McCarty knocked out Al Withers in the 13 round at Fargo, N. D. 1912 Joe Jeannette knocked out Black Bill in the 3rd round at Lewis ton, Me. The names of one American gass ed, one seriously iM and one who died was contained in the Canadian casu alties list. SWEET PEAS, VIOLETS, TULIPS, DAFFODILS. JOHN KECK & SON. Training Season for Big Leagues Opens This Week TRACK STARS OF YALE TO GET 1918 "Y" New Haven, March 4 Members of the Yale track team, it was announc ed last night by the athletic council of the university, will be awarded the "Y" this season. . This is the first team concerning which such an an nouncement has been made since the abandoning of formal athletics at Yale on accouift of the war. Talk Of Sports) Cleve Hawkins, the colored light heavyweight of North Adams, knock ed out Jim Smith of New York. Satur day night in the 11th round. Hawkins ran out of a bout with Larry Williams of this city a short time ago. Fred Fulton put Jim Harper of Kansas City away in the third round of an eight-round bout at Chatta nooga the other night. Fred settled it with a right uppercut and Harper was out for five minutes. Billy DeFoe clashes with Frankie Britt in Boston tonight in a ten-round bout. If Billy makes good there is talk of matching him with Johnny Dundee as he is very popular up that Way. Coach Eddie Dollard's Syracuse basketball team made it 15 straight by defeating Colgate the other night. They played before a crowd of 2,000 showing collegiate basketball is one of the coming major sports. The St. Louis Cards have signed Robert Laramore, a high school boy, who has in St. Louis a reputation of being a combination of Ty Cobb and George Sisler. He is six feet tall and weighs 180 pounds but is noted for his speed in spite of this weight. Joe Welling and Johnny Griffiths of Akron, O., will meet tonight in a 10 round bout at Buffalo, Griffiths hav ing a big advantage in weight. The Phillies, as usual, will have the pleasure of training under the watch ful eye of their boss, President Wil liam F. Baker. He will be prominent among " those present" at St. Peters burg Fla., this spring. Clark Griffith has certainly pruned down hig pitching staff to the limit. Four twirlers is all Griffith thinks js recessary, which makes the Senators' staff the smallest in the circuit. Manager Rowland of the White Sox is hustling around looking for a box man to replace Urban Faber, who has been placed in Class I of the draft. DUTCH CONSUL HAS 10 NATIONS' CARES TO KEEP IN MIND The Hague, March 4 Many of neu tral Holland's diplomatic representa tives abroad are hard Worked in tem porarily looking after the interests of warring, nations on both sides. The record is so far held by P. H. Hotz. Dutch consul-general at Beyrouth, Syria, who has in his care the affairs of ten nations beside those of his own; including those of the United States. PARIS CITY DEBT 8,000,000 FRANCS Paris, March 4 The budget of the city of Paris for 1918 is 568,369,298 francs, which is about 110,000.000 in excess of last year's expenditures. Be sides a floating debt of 350 millions there were deficits bringing the city's debit balance up to about 800 million francs, to cover which a new loan is proposed. The municipal council is consider ing ways and means of raising 54,000,- 000 francs additional this year. 200 REGISTRANTS ACCEPTED. Approximately 200 men of "Clas3 I" were accepted for general military service by boards One, Two and Six at the High school, yesterday. The cases of 231 registrants were referred to the Medical Advisory Board for de cision and 36 were rejected outright. The rest of "Class I" registrants wil' be called for examination next Sunday. Many Players Remain Un signed as Teams Prepare to Embark for Camps Holdouts May Be Allowed to Accompany Teams. New York, March 4 When thou sands of our boys are in training camps, getting ready for their big job of knocking the Kaiser out of the box, tho Tiaaoho 11 ti-ainin St csmr Vir-nmis rather a tame affair if not a side issue. But it, too, has its purpose. Experi ences abroad have tended to prove that "all war and no play doesn't help the morale of the population back, home" Furthermore, despite smashups in many minor leagues and the fact that several big league clubs o,l siaung Liiui 1.111 a well Jiao brought baseball to. the forefront as nothing else in the history of the game. Today at Hot Springs nine of the leading members of the Giants are slated to take the baths and take light training intended to fit them for the more strenuous work at the regular camp at Mariin later in the month. The New York National League team is the first of the big league clubs to start training, though the work of the men now at Hot Springs is suppos ed to be only of an unoffical nature. During the week the battery men of the Boston Braves will visit Stalling?' plantation at Haddock. Ga., as the Big Chief's guests for the purpose of knocking around for a week and get ting their muscles Umbered up for the Braves' training trip. - Alexander and several other pitch ers of the Cubs also are taking ths baths at Hot Springs for the purpose of getting boiled out before accom panying the Chicago club to Chicago. The Giants are one of the few clubs with practically a satisfied lineup. At present only Fletcher, Robertson, Perritt and Thorpe remain as hold outs, and McGraw expects to sign Fletcher today and Robertson later in the week. It must be admitted that few clubs are pursuing the tactics of .the Giants and going after their players. The general policy of the clubs appears to be "no compromise; take it or leave it" policy. Huggins says the reason so many players are unsigned is that they got used to having the clubs come after them, but with few excep tions this no longer is being done. Hugins did visit Peck and intends to drop in on Plank at Gettysburg, but he will not "chase after" any of the others. A nnlif-v nf nermittinsr unsigned players to train this season may help settle the difficulty. President Frazee Ul LUC ljUA iiao aunuuncu ma, any unsigned players on his team will, visit the training camps at their own expense, but it is understood the Yankees will make no such ruling. Last year there was a strict order against unsigned players being taken to training camps, but last week Tener announced, as far as the Na tional League was concerned, it was up to the individual clubs whether or not they would have unsigned players at their training camps. While some of the leading players may be able to arrange salary com promises with their club owners, from present indication it looks as though the players will have to sur render. Objection has been registered in certain sebtions, notably Pittsburgh, to these unofficial training parties, but Tener has given them his sanction, saying he looked at the visit of the Giant battery men to Hot Springs the 4lin,,crVi n VnTinT, ha 11 nlair. acinic do iiiuufeii a, uuuv.ii. -'i it.. 1""-.' ers went to a Northern gymnasium to get their muscles hardened for the training season. By another week, however,. -the regular training season will be in full' bloom. The first, detachment Of the Yankees, headed by the new manager, Miller Huggins, and including a vunch of rookies. will leave here .ext Friday for Macon. The Yan kee regulars will report at Macon on March 14, giving the youngsters only five days to themselves. The Giant Mariin special will leave here a week from today,, and despite the war, the trip will be one of the most elaborate ever taken by the club. Secretary Foster says that more news paper correspondents will accompany the club this spring than ever went on a training trip with a major league club. ' , Despite the close approach of the. training season the holdout problem still remains a most serious one. More than 100 players still remain unsign ed. In discussing his holdouts last week Miller Huggins. the Yankee manager, made the significant remark that other clubs were in exactly the same fix as the Yankees. Huggins says two- or three clubs have lined up most of their men, but that the ma jority of clubs have no more players signed than the Yankees and sevsrsA of them- not a