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ISTADODAS Veteran Plattsr Proved i". - '1 FOH GAGE TOi?; 4GAQSD00:(ED HOPES TO DEAT His Worth Near End of Last SeasonVJith Team at. . i PAinjHTEAM! '4St Is CaadMtoc Intf. Dec 39. Return of fSBtoa. former Giant pitcher. .4 m have beea pore baaed Clacinnati Reds, to National li baseball, was problematical y, kinging upon investigations . Laadis, commisajoner of aIL of hi alleced connection I the 1919 world aerie acandal. j Mmartm from Ktr Vark. a nn tinr ' At league, that Indicated Ben t paaid be barred from that cir- V broach t new tarn to the j Uoa. yesterday, j .tth i this, Benton. previously Je an outcast by the A-r.can 4rsv faced a similar ruling from National league. - . ftasHdeat Heydler'a statement : caafeaed an announcement by eamiasioner Landis in which he A an Investigation was in pro ws of reports that Benton knew 1919 world series wasfixed" 4 used this knowledge to win a rgo sua of money. ' (Dartag the hearing of the world Ties scandal case, Benton testj-" 4 that he had no previous infor-'. it ion on the outcome of the ser-; a, except an opinion given him r Jean Dubuc, former pitcher for . Detroit Americans. He said he on I9. m yet unpaid. j Connection of Benton's name with ' r world's series case came after bad charged "Buck" Herxog. rmer manager of the Cincinnati Kb, with making him a proposi- m to throw ball games. Herzog entered the accusations with af laTita from Art Wilson and Tony wckel. of the Braves, setting Kb. that they had heard Benton Mat of his advance information on e series, "tiling," and the large oouatsot money he had won. Beaton was released by the New wk Giants in the middle of the f 1 season, ostensibly ftr breaking kiaiaff rales. With the St, Paul ab Benton won a string of games at centered upon him the atten w of a number of major league inters. ,.! , ' 1 ' im'i 'i it'ir i it y j .. BOWLING j " SJ - Sici : The Textile league. W. L. .14 14 .13 .12 (Games of Dec. 27 SHAD. 1AHY CATCHERS PASS CENTURY . MARK IN GAMES ug a catcher In the bft leacaes i faf-tftffsrent from what it ued J f be.-r .Nowadays the iob calls for! eat kftl more wort. In- the old days a receiver wast Schillinger 134 Reller 146 1 Prentice 149 Rush 1S8 Cliftdinin ..104 I i Totals ...... '.721 SIP. iKipp ......169 (Carlson 189 'Park 147 Sehray . 122 E. Wich Totals ...163 165 129 153 104 152 703 158 130 10S 140 145 10S 147 14S 133 191 175 113 162 407 2 450 425 447 151 525 451 -430 375 475 Claussen McKinney ....795 6S1 7S1 2257 SCALE. ...141 . 204 in i , Lavender 105 iRaHn .s.l5 Brown :..12S Totals 743 SAFE. ...1S2 iPuymbroeckll4 Peterson . . .. 120 13 147 165 129 14S 111 136 j Anthony 9J 156 155 40S or expected to toil every other hr r so. and the backstopping du al were generally about equally Hded between two men with a ird Oiling in occasionally. lew seasons back it was more less of an oddity for a catcher to rk hi 100 games during the cam-! rr,,. an.- Anvwlmr. f . -.-jDeHondt .. ateata w,s nsna, .rm.lPvmhz ttm have changed until now lf ' k.naijorlty of tbe clubs depend . " ?5 aost solely on one catcher to do t banc or the receiving. Brea a sveond-strtng backstop. ! laabie and necessary asset to a j UB. seldom gets much of an op-f K unity- to show his wares. Oo-f ' sly? the ; third receiver, if there' CnDS I one. "warms the bench for theGiaa:s Sjor portion of the season, or else ; Browns . . . Jrmi np the pitchers In the bull ' Cox 1. , f Giants. .hiring the 1J2 pennant race in!1-11" Amarkan league there were no:Manhard .. m man seven caicners who per-f"."UBa 157 US 126 95 114 4S1 469 396 3S9 394 752 610 2105 Speae Baskcteerto Meet Soase.of ' Beat Ttmm ta 5ext Week. Tommy Thorn ason has come to terms wits the Rock Island Fans association to serve tit Wanders in the role of player-manager next Carl Wilson, manager of basket-1 summer. Announcement or me ball at Augustan college, an- tne- contract is made to- Boances that arrangements for the b President K. F. Wood. This barnstorming trip through Wiscon- injects a bit of spice into the hot sin which the Norseman will take st0Te lSJe. although it had been during the week of Jan. 8 are prac- generally conceded that Tommy tically complete. - first and all that was nec- For contracts hare already been essrJ " "eanng me aecas iot closed, and WOson is expecting toiaction WAS n agreement on term, receive a signed contract from the Thomason came to the Islander fifth school today or Monday. fa the shank end of the 1922 sea- Some of the best schools in the! 8un aucceeaing Jim ionzeiman as Badger state have been slated, but I manager. During his short regime regardless of the strength of thelne-tean toolt on new lease of opposing fives. Angie supporters lif. piayed wipning baseball and are anticipating a clean sweep of finished up in third position. Tom- the series. my mace a pleasing showing dar nings combination, and Tommy has been instructed to get busy. His Ions, active experience is baseball has given him tbe connections to supply the dob sith the necessary veteran material to steady the youngsters who most be siren their chance to make good. Saline Cfettnff Xoaey. - P.'R. IogeLson, chairman of the committee of 44 soliciting pledgee for organised baseball in Moline, comes forth with the report that about 25 $100 pledges have been se cured. Mr. Ingelson has not re ceived a complete report, bat has nearly that many himself and feels certain that members of the com mittee have some of which-he has no knowledge. Ingelson set the goal of 1100 pledges at 30. Only $100 pledges have been so licited thus far. When the 30 are go Au?ie will ooen hostilities with ing the few weeks he had control. a game to be played against the! not only as a leader but as a play-1 secured, the canvassers will Marquette- university anintet at ! er too. Of course there was no! after the smaller donations. Milwaukee on Monday. Jan. 8. Bas-l question about Tommy's playing I "It looks like Three-Eye ball to ketball has always been a big sport f ability. As centerfielder for Wa-! me." says Ingelson. "Judging from at the Milwaukee school, and I terloo he was one of the leading the manner in which the fins are Western Place Tmt fa the Effects 4 Cllsute Change for . -rfflskwrgft. i " I Stanford University. Cat. Dec 50- Pittsburgh Panther football team meets tbe Stanford Cardinals here today -to what promises to be a hard fought game. Unbiased ob servers expect the easterners to win. but Stanford fans hope their team will wear down the Panthers, whose strength may have beea weakened by their transcontinental trip. In practice, however, the Pitt men hare displayed no i. effects from their change from the cold of Pittsburgh to the warmth of California. Art Wilcox, the kev ma 1b the Stanford otfcase sys tem, will be kept out by tnJarieV Unsettled weather was predicted !nr the game. The lineup: f Pittsburgh Williams, re: Goir ley.'rt: Sack, rg: Bowser, c: Clark ' ig; Simpson, it; Bauer, te: L Win- Swedberg's proteges will have to outer gardeners of the league in j responding, we will be up' at thegtB. rhb; Hewitt, fb. ui i.ir-iuy tuiui iu scure a wiu;"! u'a i"ug Britite in pruiea- iroai iongDeiure umt ur me no- Stanford Law son re" Johnnn pires "play ball!'" : Farille, rg: DeGroot. c; Crs- ' me goai set ror v rnjro oau isivens, Ig: Shipke. It: Merti. Ie- la its initial game. . I sional baseball. Thomason played A contract has been sent to ! a brilliant fielding game and is a Lawrence college of Appleton for consistent hitter in the .300 class, the following game, to be play-d"i It is said that he struck out only on Tuesday. ' Word was received f once last season. A man who is al from Lawrence officials early this most sure to hit the bail is 'most week that the guarantee demanded dangerous in the pinches, by Swedberg was prohibitive tof The signing of Thomason clears closing the game. --However, it is I the decks for action. His acquisi believed that Lawrence will be able tion gives the Islanders plenty of to see its way clear to schedule the time in which to build up a win- gatne. In the erent of Lawrence's - not nfeninr Minsr Wilenn will S : $7,500. Mr. Ingelson believes that this amount will be secured. Baseball activities in Davenport are at a standstill. Many are en thusiastic across the river over the possibilities; while others are pes simistic. It seems to hinge on whether or not the river front can be used as a playing field. try to close a game with North-' western college ot Watertown. InJ the event of neither school sign-j ing. the Lutherans will be idle on; that day. ) RIpoB Hard Game. ( Wednesday Ripon college ofi Ripen will furnish the opposition. I In Ripon. Augustana will go up! against one of the hardest teams Davenport I.erioa Xatehmakers Off SEEK OPPONENTS FOR BILL WELLS Eight major league clubs have al ready selected Florida as a spring training camp. Others may follow suit major league club rea'ly for the big campaign. The big thrill has out of the home run. beea taken Pelaney-Britten Go; Kan-or Logan May Be Secured. on the trip Oshkosh Normal of Oshkosh and: DeKaib Normal of DeKalb, I1L, will be played on Thursday and Friday I respectively. Nothing is known of The match between Junmv De- ', the -strength of the Oshkosh flve.f, . . ... " .. but with DeKalb Augie is familiar. ! Iaaey aEd BlU-v Bntton- Last year the Normal team sprang ! weights; at the Davenport Legion i a surprise on Swedberg's bas-jshow January 12 is off and the; BASKET BALL QUIZ Referee Woodward, qb: Cleaveland, lhh; Doughty, rhb; Cuddeback, fb. PENN STATE IS GETTING READY FOB CALIFORNIA Pasadena. Calif.. Dec. 55. Final workouts by the Pennsylvania State college and University of Southern California football tauns were to . be held today in prBparmon for their game at the Eiim Bow!, .Monday. TAKEN FROM LIFE (By HartiBt A fcl. Bab Xnaabers. Fandom no longer enthuses, as it once did, when some batsman hits the ball over the fence or into the It would seem that the eight clubs who have already decided on Florida had made a very wise move. There are any number of benefits to be obtained due to so many clubs stands. training in the same state. - J j "When a 'task is difficult to per The climate is certain to suit form, the execution of it calls for even the most exacting clab owner. ) something out of the ordinary. I have never seen bad weather in I Home runs were once regarded in Florida in the early spring. True, i that light every now and then you will bump t into a lew bad days, but On thej The ease with which home runs whole the weather is always ideal i were made last season made the ilf! Z- haC1?g thm rat&er; match-makers this morning -were S What is the custom when num-i bad drubbing, when the Norsemen' ... . , n , w.:, ,h. ,w J were easily conceded the winners. u " ul xb-u ,", I" C . . . I .V This defeat is going to be revenged, ? Johnny Karr as opponents of Billy ; f"""1 keP, tOBch wnh ' if at all possible this year. Wells, the Englishman. Well, had;. tbt? f' ! A lively fight for bertSs on the squad is being staged this week and will continue ail next week by the case aspirants. Swedberg an- n.-!n'i. the. nnlr ofrhr rnun will The ease with which home runs accompany himself and "Cully" Wil son oa the trip. While eight -suits t captain is honored with No. L Decision. Fnj1at-' rn,o M h. ' hoen cniipht in TWonnni-t a mnnth ' 1Q" BO Sd rule aOOUt wv 9rtMik. h i nrhsnan.n hnt tho hnt w.r. hnti h- bering the players. Usually the" squad returning to Rock Island -cause ot failure to .agree oi some time Saturday. (weights. - Karr seemed most likely oncon ent for Wells for the January card. If there is a disagreement be lle is a Cleveland boy and his rec- j tween referee and umpire as to ord indicates that he' will give the j whether a goal should be counted, English boxer a speedy night. Pre- J whose word is final? limmarv matches are beins com- ( Such a situation seldom exists. t pletcd and the full card will be an- league cTubs " ff"l?f 1 ? lt"l out, according to!oundas soon as t WeUs bot j" " .c.vmiiuaij uar. ! tfce Augie mentor, the recipients of;is arranged. Thvn th h th. f n,r.,l i....- t-. , - . . iCJi aJio Bic u; luamrj mcu Batters made home runs last! HS 421 S'elghbringtsr'uwiUI'r MW brke I nstte Jthe squad fthej rv fJ ,,tJLT"J! the home-run column. I have in Wisconsin trip will remain a secret ! -. - : i s.rai.ujiaa B certain American leaene positions and just what players TjprkTJT A TCI CXnOT-j EIGHT RACERS TO ANNUAL REGATTA - nmhrr nf tWhh T Tk."T; .cwvou i6ac unui two days Detore tee aepamnsf 1S7 - 407 rum..r j??" DI. bon. mef, Th.es P"cher who hit the ball into the time ' I a s .o;iuir.ii auu liie tUUllMS Will VPt- . T-iehfil,4 V,lAni... w . . 'come the chance to see minr "'"' .1 uusa. in; mis barnstorming tour will give! 152 30S"L ,fraD:?.?lar.Jeafneiotiler years, a long single was an Swedbere better than anv other - - . - - o;sicui IU Uia lUft league circuit. Totals .5S 622 753 10S4 Bork Inland Club tSandlngo. W. L. Pet. .....l 14 17 li 17 IS 13 10 Peoria. III.. Dec. 30. Eight rac- fcnt when it does come up the word oi tne reieree is iibil it is cus tomary for the two officials to work in harmony and it is a rarity to have a disagreement arise. Battier Ball. How many times may a player i who is dribbling the ball down the ! floor bat it in the air? Tbe ball may be batted in the j medium a line on his ; material, and mg are" beiEt's prepared here 'air onee during a dribble, other- I have on three occasions nee. ! ZrnrtXXr. I . Mt to ..New uneans. to, wise it shau go to an opponent out k-ii r -" - rvrv ; participate m tne mta-winter re-:ot bouncs. on tne sioe nearest tee Z V - .i. " 6 . V. i ' Batta of tie Mississippi Valley Pow-r spot where the violation was made, t determining the five piayers whoier Boat tiasoctioll oa Feb. 15 to! consulate the best working ma-,is Ia the S(Juad Ere "Margaretf Diifereae. ! Chine.' ! ITT" mrM .Tinn of th lsl I . .. . . . " Also will put bis squad in mid-? ed b7 L E SeTiv Tf .J?" ZZJT. StSFSll T 1 . . f thmlea;; . -i rum uruuno. tasn at tne last mo- t Kat Tied in 100 games and over, amngton being the onlv clubi 4c failed to place a man In this! Totals Ma. though Gharrity came within Cubs W tilts of the century figure, toil-1 Hampton t to H names. An injury to bis ! Ward - a alone kent Gharritr ont nt th t arron irtry circle. . ' : 2y Perkfns of the Athletics du eated his 1921 feat of being the J fworkr horse." donning the tsa and chest urotectnr in u' ya.v Incidentally the Mackite i ; Schneider It fcla nrevious hieh msrfc h Kat ... contests. (Swanson . my Scbalk of tbe White Sox. -ier of the honor on other occa ran second with 141 bouts his credit, and "HnV" sw.m the St Louis Browns was third i j?Ihart - Tnen came O'N'etU. Cleve-f aae",UB JL 133:? Schane. Yankees, 114 ; Conner . wer. Detroit. 121, and KaeU Bos-: "aurea 149 134 ' .....MSS 131 158 m 147 147 157 151 141 144 ...552 d managers will be the opportunity to ! ment hnv th.m utn, .k.-. rir r - my into in riff ni-tte-let Qtnrie t . .' the Polo r.ronnrt " " II" .1"' "TtT ' class, owned by L E Selby of - It b a certainty that most of thai - xTI Z.Jx2T'v:l Tte 19J1 world cham-; d-jjr. Vtwhnical and 04 Ditching in tho o.hiKiri . . . . tole whfeh begins immediately upon, ,s -rw- . aereace oetween a tecnnicai ana , siSraSwsasias COACH SPEARS : Muelier Totals . Browns Staferofski . (Sparry Totals Sox .. ..133 154 . 144 . ...1S2 ...S 170 131 157 101 - as midsummer, even thmh h. aT, , " - P""- 53 173S:nct figure in their battis averages. aark Griffitn-S that a 49 ; league youngsters. The same eoest mncn merit. 561 j for the regulars in the American 4, i ,, m. Kwttte Man Plus to See Mother league ranks. Thns th ti,iK! - . r iis 155 147 15S 17 TO VISIT HOME by Kalph an Sant of this city, has . wlle!1 tte nfer a per5on-! been remodeled and will start in a! fouI lt cusiomarv tor the of-, tae 619 i class and .2o class at the ficU, t0 nis own h3ail 0Ter; Jiarai uras meeting. , iieieor l . hi. heads owned by Past President Walter B. 59 S3S 1909 J tion game, are certain to b. rei!,. r SfnH the,Pla,e 1 , .. " , tence or stand is much too shnrtS .1S9 ..169 ..177 ..144 -.161 177 141 Hi 134 146 170 13T 136 141 143 447 , j lively ball in use. theer Is no flues- 473 These intr-lMM. r, .i?-." " .V .to correctness of Grif en' Ret ara From Caast With West Tirgfnla Traaa. I Wilde of the association, who now j Ceaeainr. i i holds the mid-west river champion-1 ,, . M I iship title, is a new one which has the coach or any other of-; 'entered in the same classes with:?"1 .5 pU7r the "Docs'. Others in this bew of. "i" "s P- ii ..-t r-- . gress ot came? . ! 1 uvota tucwuv jis j-eurta . on lieu , -., . . - t ty.R. H. Daniels in the 151 class: n to.l-.ubs irumf owned bv j. n. Gill: -r f" sjuk. is- i"Cectie' and R.. by Laughlin ani Rahaak.; : ually the officials warn those on ' Ian:! W.hcr all-in tho 1ft K5tom- -tie sidelines if they believe it is be-j If the warning fails, the - ..10 ..131 ..117 ..130 -.183 142 124 94 153 169 (Special Corresnondence-l i-n. . , i referee has a right to give the op-. jess oi lirir-? - ... - . t t vui-, ; , ., . , probably would not have be;; 80111103 "Ke Gont l 'iieIcos: . ' , Christmas day. will visit his potter; Tech. owned bv. Phif Becker Held BalL j It is understood that the leneth-f ?Be JatL 4 on h: return! which boat raced in August at the! Is u P03iJ for player to com-: ening ot the distance for a hSm.'S?- to. to .l!Tantown. I pceant of .Progress rerttta in a .foal waUe he ac P'ayer run will be given much coridAr . - "e WUI witness the Penn ! Chicago. y-,'. jirom tne opposite side have a hoM ttnn tiw tt. . ; e-taie game in California a- Xew I . . . 840 758 727 2325 ; brought to the surface in exhibition j games agaiust minor- league clubs. Totals ...721 687 m ns. (a the National loop,, five receiv weat over the 109 mark. OTar I Of th OiKa W.in. .T j a tS$ games. Henline. Phlllios. I - ' T1 1EA61T. i second with 15. foUowed in I W. a ay Alnsmitfa; Cardinals. 119: 1 Huskers . Pittsburgh, 105, and Snyder. 'Kings " Arrow.. ararave, encinnatt. and Gowdy; Harms .............. 4 tao wares just missed the se- the Motaa catcher par-f ARROWS. -twoag in 53 Battles, and "Soldier Siegrist 114 Jq- lit St. Brooklyn was the! Alexander is? r ISO 4S2,It will also give the managers a 143 398 'chance to correct any number of i4 3i4 ; uiese eviis oeiore the season opens 143 431 . , 143 495 1 Last bat not leas!, these gsmt t should be the means of- sending the 71? 2120 1 clubs north in -e best pf condiUon. f Keen competition, such as these es . 1 hibition games should oMriBM Prt.t Mf Try beat me.'hcd of getting a .53 1 - : J tion by the rules committ W!ute. Rame ln California New ktots ffitn u..... t tears day. Coach Spears has sis-: ff ts r- ea a contract with West Virginia ' ing presses, almost all built since ' Bnnecessaly rough in trying to government print ton the ball? . f j It is possible for a player to be ; .. . . . " 1 .,w.v ''.T'- aiawg it more difficult to hit a'Lir Zl i, . ""J"Ie me Crrtl war. only seven are of 64 Boae ma would certatnly. go bl medIciBe at Morgantowa. f-page capaciry. - n'-vi, Aaciaeninr. It .-ff wouid make the real hitters stand oat as they should. t Mi, .5001 33 not using one catcher la ' Roach - mi pi- U. S. REFEREE I i taa at MbUry f Freach, I TSbi . I t . Ckeaea. - VObe. M.Fbr the trst y i i tae aostory of French box- iiertraa referee. Hasa . Jr. of Calif oraia. 4m be j asaa la the ring when J3araaajd atarcef xniea aay ta aettle the beavv- rHJuansaaafcia at . I fa. trial fwal U IKH 9 K. by XiUes. KarHx Gleaa Totals . . Mitchell .. Fergasoa . Lawler .... Robb ..... Smith .... Totals .. Ing .... Qaayle ... MeXeUI Heaa Jones . 11 17 160 .",...725 HARMS. 140 154 160 1S9 145 '6S 1!3 157 119 ISO 122 j-g ; Simcox . 478 Lon 393 McXeOl . 519 Erickaoa 42Trr,. 700 2mlKarx --Robert ...143 154 160 456 Qaayle 1ST s! tea Aia Hess Erickson .......137 157 .175 463' Totals .... ...674 " S2S S05 2333 laejvNaai. Averages. t Winter . Sports at Chamonix i. ...... ...1SS ...16St ...mi; ...15S; JOIERAYtlUST i PAY SI 00 RUE 158 Star XtMIe Dhlaae Kaaaer Or tss ..:.153! ..130 ..134 -.148 127- 136 147 f Alexander 151 ; ....US" ....143 m to Sake Gaa! x- eesa Exaease. 130 425; Kohl . 749 681 HCSKERS. .1(7 176 I Jones ' 71S 2148 Siegrist .Smith ....... 181 KtaiWM.-.., .165 165 165 4tRiMm .. .166 130 111 411 VW - I4S 451 1 Mitchell ..... 1SS 4J Lawler Roach IS Z332 -V- .15 .152 15 145 Totals .790 T75 KIXCS. Kia 133 17 Siacox 14 196 fiisnasB 14 ....US 1M li. 20 144 156 "V -4- Chiengo, Dee. 30 Joie Rav disLl taace ranner tor ti- Ttir.-. . .. V eiic e!alx- wtspended from .ama- 11 tear compeUtioa because of M e j cessiva expense aecoant, mast b i" f w bT midnight tomorrow' ...... v. 144 to escape danger of being fMWPt -- 1,3 oarrea from amateur athletics. - - A check for that amount has beea I --M2 nt to the National A- A- C of-- f -'18 fices at New Tort hr.-n..i.! ao, ant waetaer-it Tri-Otv Towel SBMr .... i.T. anown here; " i.. , j-i ine ctao made its aid Davenport 934. 493 at 40 oliSr lrSU.nL i Haaity wouW the nature of a loan. I oAoaJd the cheek b SJ fi iaf 11. - . si.- i " OmtOs tsn. sfall itimrtoi mS W-imii. m to dum ti m tamr afiwTiiig bis tltto la the rst race aC tbe aiawm at secure possession of the bail from ' an opponent. Referees can avert such a possibility by cailinsr "held i 4 ball" promptly, thereby suspending j put;, sua immediately remov.ng thet desire to gain posse&sion of the i 1 baa, -. -1 r I ROSS TO SWBI AGAINST HIGH SCHOOL ST AS accepted Chicago, Dec. 39. Norman Ross,' representing the Illinois Athletic' dub. will swim a 440-yard free-; style chaUeage race with Richard' Howell. Chicago high school en-f trant, in the opening evert of the open swimming meet of the ath-f letic dob Thursday, Jan. 4. How-' ell defeated R&ss last summer in. uv xiiuuns Aimetic club s rrrer marathon. - r AERIAL FIVE HAS ITS HAT m RING IovhI Ww& . t. - . basketball team to aaaoacce or-; gaciration. Sc-me of the best ma-1 terial ia Rock Is'asd -is claimed. . The Aerials would like to schedule -games with teams averarinr 125 ' : Pounfla. For further informaHnn 1 can k. 1. jaza or address Bob Wfctt-J I toa. antaager ta care of the RaUto E billiard parior, 621 Ninth street. i -m - ft- 5 i -