SPORTING LIFE JANUARY 30, 1915 terest the suit of the Phillies against Presi- REDS AT COVINGTON The wail of every base ball manager is bur- dened with these tips. A few of them make Oklahoma City; 29 and 30, Tulsa; 31, MUB- kogee; April 1, McAllister; 2, Fort Smith; dent Ward, of the Brooklyn Feds, for damages good. Walter Johnson, for instance. He was P., 4 and S, Little Rock; 6 and 7, Memphis; resultant from the leap of pitcher Tom Seaton Sarcastic Bugs Tease Frank Bancroft But in a dinky little town away out .West when 8, Nashville; 9 and 10. Chattanooga; 12, to the Feds last season. Local fans have had Norfolk; 13, Polo Grounds. their fill of the court proceedings in the past They Are Mixed on the States Louisi- a scout saw the great possibilities which he possessed. Manager Herzog has a line on year. ana Not Kentucky Echoes From the a new Rube Waddell. Where! That's tell- ing; but his sponsor writes: "He is_ a freak PHILADELPHIA POINTS President Baker expects to complete the Seat of Legal War Manager Herzog's in mechanical work. . Like Mordecai Brown, deal with Boston within the next week, lie he has but three fingers on his pitching hand, Milton Stock Likely to Be Sent to the has not entirely given up the belief thai he Line on a New Waddell Clarke's Future and is a coal miner. He is a right-nanded will obtain outnelder Whitted. spitter." A line on this embryotic phenom Phillies Manager Moran Quite Hopeful Manager Moran has been advised by Eppa By Ben Mulford, Jr. Kixey, the tall southpaw, that he will be on CINCINNATI, 0.. January 23. These be has reached the chief of the Herzogovinians at of the Outlook for His Team Despite Its hand for the Spring training trip. This is his Maryland home. The prospect of man- times when the limbs of the law are making aging a player built in the eccentric mold of Many Shifts. good news to the fans, as Rixey's failure to big batting averages in the Notoriety League. a Waddell is enough to put silver threads in report before June last year destroyed his use- Opinions have crowded base hits over into the thatch of any manager. Perhaps this By Thomas D. Richter fulness for the entire year, and left the Quak- a corner. The average sporting page looks new-found wonder has Rube's talent without PHILADELPHIA, Pa., January 25. Just ers without a southpaw, like a section of a court report. Shades of his eccentricities. when it seemed that the clouds of doubt had Rev. Thomas W. Da vis, of this city, who Zach Phelps, John 1. Rogers and Judge Scott MULFORDISMS has been, identified with base ball for a number passed away and that Manager Moran was to of years through his close acquaintance with early Disciples of Blackstone, who were With the Reds in the cellar, the lawyer who have a full force of young recruits to take prominent in base ball mix-ups of other days! the members of tho two local clubs, and the framed up that charge that Garry Herrmann South, third baseman Stock, whom the Quak- newspaper men, has just been appointed chap- fi is pretty hard, with the puolie mind cen- It unduly favored his own club should have ers obtained from New York in the deal for lain of the Pennsylvania State Senate. tered on suits and injunctions, to really set- sent that story to "Puck!" Lobert, began to dicker with the Federal tle down to a discussion of the real thing. Stanley Baumgartnpr, the clever young Cincinnati moved iU biggest legal batteries If the Clevelanders who were looking for a League. St. Louis reports make it plain that southpaw of the Phillies, has been excused to Chicago early in the week, and according new name for the "Naps," had only come Ihe former Giant U dissatisfied with his berth from reporting until late in March. He hopes to echoes from the Windy City, some of those to Redland, there would have been no need here and would rather get into the ranks of to graduate from the University of Chicago emphatic Fed lawyers used brickbats instead for an election. Most of the-visiting Bugs the Federals if they will give him a suitable on or about March 18, and will report after of bouquets in discussing the head of the from the Forest City last year called their contract. He asserts that his contract con- that. He is following in Eppa Rixey's foot- National Commission. Abuse is the poorest outfit "the Lobsters." tains the ten days' clause, and that he is steps. sort of argument. There is no going behind Garry Herrmann must have changed fear- now free to go where he will. The Federals Whitted, the Boston outflelder, refused to the returns. Base ball's history will hail fnlly since the trial began. At any rate, have made no definite announcement in the be sent to the Phillies to complete the Mageo Garry Herrmann as the man who made peace Carry's best friends couldn't tell that the matter, and negotiations are no doubt under deal unless the Phillies would pay him $3000 possible in base ball when the American and sketch labeled "Garry," by cartoonist Hig- way. However, if Stock goes to the Federals, a year more 1han Boston, on the ground that S- National Leagues were tied up in a struggle gins, was a caricature of the Red Chief. the Phil lies will this was the extra amount he could earn as ft to the death. No eleventh-hour addition to On the dead level, things are coming to a HARDLY BE THE LOSERS, member of the World's Champions. the race of moguls can take from the Red pretty pass in Chicago when an undertaker "Dode" Paskert, the Phillies' centre field- breaks into the game I Has anybody seen Joe as Manager McGraw will be bound to gire Chief the distinction of being the original value for him. Probably the Phillies. will be er, was sued for $20,000 last week, in Cleve- magnate who put on a motion picture film, Quinn! Guess Polly McLarry, the Cub fledg- land. O., by John Farry, Sr., who claims hii ling is the first Knight of the Embalming better off without this recruit if he is dis- showing the Dove of Peace eating out of his satisfied with a berth in this city. \Vhile the son WHS permanently injured by Paskert's au- hands! The present clash will not be set- Fluid to don the spangles since old Joe quit tomobile, on October 20, 1913. Farry swore the game. Stock matter is of interest to the playing man- tled by the introduction of Billingsgate. agement, the business management is busily the accident halted the boy's growth. That is one sure thing. The finish, however, The present salutation in Balldom: "Good It is now an assured fact that the Philliei morning! Have you filed your affidavit?" engaged in completing Southern training plans. is absolutely certain. Somebody will be It has been decided that the Phillies will will not part with Krskine Mayer, the bril- chanting "Throw Out the Life-Line," because Well, there's one scrap on, at any rate, liant young pitcher, who has been sought by into which pur good old friend, T. R., has travel Southward by boat and peculiarly someone will be broke flatter than an Aunt enough, the Athletics will take the same craft, Manager Bresnahan, of the Chicago Cubs. Jemima pancake if the fight goes on much not tossed his hat! Manager Put Moran notified the Phillies' of- Old Dame Rumor says th»t Miller Huggins the "Lenape," of the Clyde Line. So, for fhe and Armando Marsans are hobnobbing in first time on record, the two local ball clubs ficials that he would not givo Mayer for tht onger- THE RED TRAILING PLANS Havana like a couple of turtle-doves on the will travel South together. The boat sails whole Chicago team. Not much doing in the Red camp. Frank from New York on February 26, and in the George Cockill's appointment to the Na- branch of a laurel. tional League staff of umpires meets with the Bancroft "sat tight" all week. Carl Finke Tyranny's heel in base ball seems to ooze 2000 miles of travel the representatives of kept on selling reserved seats for the opener the two local clubs ought to get pretty well approval of local fans who have followed large dollars into the pockets of its victims. George's career on the gridiron and diamond and Joe Flanner kept close tab on the bul- Some automobile makers are working over- acquainted. letins from Chicago. The Red itinerary has with great interest. George is at present a time to supply cars to the harassed victims MANAGER MORAN MAKES PREDICTION base ball, foot ball and basket ball coach at leen responsible for some amusing blunders. of O. B. A list of Gallagher's Slaves who After the preliminary stunts of the Herzogo- own their own machines would look like Manager Pat Moran has broken into print Bucknell. vinians at Alexandria, the team will slip to at last. Through the medium of a signed James Hagan, of the office staff of th» leaves torn out of the Blue Book. article, one of a series by various major Phillies, was operated upon at the German New Orleans after a few plums. Instead of Ted Sullivan is providing Redlaoders with Tunning all way back to the old camp, the some good Winter laugh-creators. league managers, in a Brooklyn paper, he pre- Hospital afternoon of January 18 for abdomi- Reds have settled on Covington Louisiana, dicts that the Phillies will be a pennant con- nal Uouble. The operation was performed b/ mind you but some out-of-town folks have tender. Part of his remarks follow: Dr. John A. Boger. fallen into error and profess to believe that NEWTORK GIANTS "This, In mj judgment, is going to be one of the best years base ball hag had in a decade. I look for the second place of training is Cincinnati's Kentucky daughter Covington. A Son of the the race in the National League to be a most closely contested one. From the showing the PhllLlo* made PLEA FOR PEACE Golden West went out of his way to try and Gotham Hopes (or Marsans and Wingo Still last year anij tlw fact that Mtgee. Lobert and Dooln deride Col. Bancroft for picking out Coving- Reasons Why the Court Proceedings Should ton, being actually under the impression that Being Cherished The Lobert Deal Still will not be member of tlie team, one might suppose that tlie Philiies would not have a chance at the pen- the city just across the suspension bridge a Subject of Local Discussion. nant this season. But I am one of those who have a Be Dropped, and Organized Ball and the was meant! different opinion. I know I am going to lure a lot TOM CLARKE'S FUTURE 87 Harry Dix Cola of trouble Ideating out Brooklyn, Boston, and New Federal League Come to Terms. York, hut if my pitrhers come through as I expect Seems to be a pretty clearly defined fact NEW YORK, N. Y., January 25. Marsans they will, and I hare a little luck In filling in the By Grantland Rice that Tom Clarke will not be a member of and Wingo wearing the livery of the New two weak spot a that existed in the luflekl last season. the Red backstop corps. The Corona boy York Giants! Is this merely a dreum or is N7 EW YORK, January -3. Base ball, tl I l«lleve I will be able to jdve any team In tho league has upset all the dire prophecies of failure there even a remote possibility of its com- conducted, has its serious faults, but these a hard race for the flag. It is my candid opinion that which some kind Canadian friend made for ing true? At the present writing there is faults arc not nearly as bad as many have outside of Bueton, Philadelphia haa as good a pitch- him when he came to Redland. This caustic every reason to believe that.tho first named painted them. They are faults that should Ing staff as any club in the National Ixague. Just Cannuck wrote that Tom, as a lemon, was athlete at least will hang his headgear at the be corrected, but not at the expense of the stop nnd flsure on the pitchers I have. Building bigger than a grape-fruit. Instead of that Polo Grounds hereafter. We base this as- entire game. If every institution teeming round Alexander, I hare Marshall, .Ma>er, Itaum- i'larke has proved a loyal peach. He may not sumption on the fact that McGraw haa been with certain faults was to be dissolved, this gardner, Tlncup and Oeschger as material for flat-th- have hit quite as hard at times as a first given permission to open negotiations with terrestrial orbit would soon be a desert, as ing the job. Of these Marshall is tlie only one that division team catcher should do, but he was Senor Armando Marsans and that Mr, Mc- the esteemed human race would be the first is not satisfied, anrl he haa not yet signed a contract, but I believe I will be able to convince him that lie thing wiped out. One might just as well say very much like the organist in Bloody Gulch, Graw generally lands the man he goes after. will be better off with the Phillies than hi any Mher who "always did his durndest." There is Incidentally, the Giants' manager's trip to that our court system should be dissolved or company. Oeschger in one of tlie l«st pitchers I have removed because we have murderers freed by ft persistent rumor that the Boston Braves th:- Pearl of the Antilles is to convince one seen in years. He did good work laM. year, and I want Clarke a compliment of no small de- Kmilio Palmero it is to that gentleman's best pin-head and boob-hearted judges right along: have no doubt he will develop Into a steady, reliable Free. If Clarke really does go. it would mean interests to affix his signature to a slave- or because we have corrupt or mole-souled man this «aswn. Of course. Mayer and Tlncup have that Gouzales. the brilliant Cuban, might get holding New York contract for two or three judges who fine grave offenders as high as proven their worth-, yet they can h« developed even more of a chance to prove that the stuff in seasons to come. If Marsana does finally $3.75 and then send minor offenders up for farther than they have been. Tlie Phillies wore »e;tk him is worthy of continuous trial under cham- land with New York, three years at hard labor. In matters of this at second base and short a top last year. I have not pionship fire. Gonzales was true blue last sort the thing to be attacked is the individual been ahlo to lay my hands on any second bapemwi, }ear, whe^i more than one Fed tempter tried A DEAL FOR WINGO, offender, not the system if the system hap- hut. I have Bancroft at Hiort, and I look for him to to get him to break his Red contract. now an unwilling citizen of Redland. will surprise ,tli« fans with his work this year. I ^hall pens to be the best one that limited human probably follow. Also, there is little doubt have to 'develop a, semnd baseman. I believe that I intelligence can devise. THE OLD RED-BURG that quite a crowd of McGraw's famous "57" will strengthen the outfleld by the trade I have n-j;de wfth Magee. and it wouldn't Hiirr>rise me at all tr> be AS A GAME There's something about good old Cincin- varieties will be shifted to Herzegovina, alias able to 5-how the fans one of the fastest outfields in ati which holds ex-Red players even after ths Cincinnati Base Ball Club. The Cuban Base ball is too great a game to be crash- they have severed their allegiance to the home the country. I have strengthened my catching staff ed. It has given health, recreation, amuse- is putting up a crackcrjack game at first with the additions of Adams and OVommr. and have ment and abiding pleasure to many millions elub. Mike Mitchell still calls Cincinnati bu;ic for the Havana League team and who also added Dcmarro in my pitrhinc *Uff. Thus. I home. So does Dick Hoblitzel. Away back. knows but what he might guard that corner to be thrown into the dump. It is the great- find myself, not so much in the position nf the man in the early days, Heinie Peitz came from St. for the Giants. For more definite information est sport ever built up, for it carries every wlm can't find material fnr his team, but rather in I-ouis, and he stuck to this city of his adop- wci refer you to Mr. Frederick Merkle, of To- element of all fine games exercise, quick ac- the position of the fell"*' who hart plenty, but had to tion after his service in red ended. He still ledo, and as an afterthought suggest you en- tion, courage, skill, quick thought, careful make a choice between several, and all were so good clings to the town. Jack Dodge, who was close a stamped asbestos envelope for reply. training, intense interest. And it is Ameri- he didn't know which to let go and which to keep." secured from tho Phillies and shunted to Since a list of 18 names was handed to Manager Moran arrived in town today for can in every detail. What could be the use Louisville became enamoured of this place Macager Moran to choose from at the time of a consultation with President Raker tomor- in a country building: up a game of its own of during his brief stay and it is now "Home, row. Moran stated that as yet he could say such merit, and then tearing this game Sweet Home," to him. Then there is Will THE LOBERT DEAL down J nothing regarding tho men whom the Phillies Carpenter, the umpire. Ho "settled" here there are 15 rather nervous athletes on the would get in exchange for Magee from the ANOTHER TRIBUTE years a"o and liked it so well that he comes roster of the local club just now. In the World's Champions. A dispatch from New We have passed through more than one de- back after every season of arbitration. You event of Wingo coming here the catching de- York quotes President Baker as saying that cade of corrupt sport. . \Ve have had racing have in Philly today a famous old player, partment would be Wingo, Myers and Smith. if Stock jumps McGraw will turn over some scandals and prue-fight fakes. But out upon Billy Sunday. Somebody sent the yarn to Then there is still the possibility of Benton other player or players. the playing field base ball has been freer town that he has pronounced Cincinnati as ch.-.i.ging clubs and of "Red" Murray going from scandal than any game ever known. It's a "cesspool of filth and iniquity" and Billy, away from here. Another experienced pitch FURTHER PRAISE OF ALEXANDER record in this respect has been almost miracu- who knows how to use language that can be er McGraw must have, and it is seldom in- Out in St. Paul, Neb., Grover Alexander's lous. In the last four or five years of World' understood without using a diagram or call- deed that a seasoned man is picked up from »ars must be humming, owing to the many Series play over $300,000 could have been ing in a professor of grammar, wired the the minors. Al Demaree and Douglass. the complimentary things that have been written added to the receipts by framing up an extra declaration that the charge against him was Cincinnati star, were exceptions, consequent- about the world's greatest pitcher of late. battle here and there. But the results were an "unmitigated black-hearted lie." Maybe ly he must come from one of the other clubs. Now comes Cosy Dolan, of St. Louis, the for- evidence enough that each game played had Billy will get a chance to size up the 'old Reed, the former Princeton star; Beatty, ex- mer Phillies 1 utility man, with further lauda-been absolutely on the level! Can the sam« town in 1916. At any rate, a Cincinnati dele- Atlr.ntic Leaguer, and Eddie Grant, man of tion of Alexander. Says Dolan: be said of business* Of politics! gation starts for the Quaker City this week n-1 work, are going to fight, it out with Han.i "They all have their favorites, but when It comes BACK TO THE GAME and will try to lasso him for a campaign next Lobert for the third-base job. We are real to real pitching I'll put. my bit down on Alexander. jear. plungers and are willing to wager a peck of He's a sure-enmiffh \vhix. With the Phillies out of So it is now up to both the Feds and Or- AN UNFAIR INDICTMENT peanuts that the race last Summer I know he wasn't out thereganized Ball to end all' this miserable fighting There are a lot of people in this world who LOBERT WINS OUT. and to clear up the atmosphere. The public on the hlH pitching his arm off. He took his time, Relieve that while Organized Ball may not bo has become sick of the entire smear, but the but you should hare seen him curve a few of the games Brainard, the Texas phenom, is Larry Doyle's on the trip to Hawaii. Why. he had the Americanpublic, with unusually interesting pennant made up entirely of angels entitled to wear bete noir, but our wager also stands for this League sluggers on his staff all the way, and I'll never , races ahead, would be willing to forget all halos and play harps, they have more rood proposition. You know there's a great deal forget the name in which he fanned 21 in 12 inning* I this court orgy if the game could be directed marks to their credit than bad ones. One in that little saying, "Possession is nine in North l>akota. I believe the host ffame he pitched again back to the field before the training thing is sure, Cincinnati snorted at the in- points of the law." To displace another list season was the one against us. It tvas a game camps are planted the first week in March. dictment of Garry Herrmann on the charge player you must be better, not just as good. needed to make 23 victories and cam MR J1COO bonus. that he exercised his position as Chairman of This coming trial in Chicago should be th» He displayed all of his stuff that afternoon and rre Great things are expected of Ritter and Pal- end of all such brainless bickering. were shut out with two hits both slow infield bound- the National Commission to favor the Cincin- mere this year. Palmero, especially, has er* and I don't think we sent a line drive to the out- nati Club, of which he is President. As a done brilliant work in Cuba this Winter and THE BACK FIRE SQUAWK matter of fact. Redbugs have raved for years fleld throughout the game. He wanted to win that if he can. only get it past the customs of- game, and believe me. he did. They talk about the In attempting to defend the game itself oecause they imagined perhaps without good ficials the other teams had better look out. these days there is always an opening to the World's S«rle« stars, well, I'd like to see Ales in a cause that Cincinsnti has time and again The "rookie" squad is not going to be al- biff show sometime." charge that one is defending only one side. been all given the worst of decisions because lowed to go stale through lack of work, not Which is of no particular moment, one way the Red Chief leaned too far the otiier way, if Secretary Foster knows it. In their sched- LOCAL JDTTtXGS or another. Both sides have made mistakes rather than seemingly handed his own team ule just announced they are due to remain Last week Manager Moran was tendered a enough. But as the Feds have started most any the better of a cause in issue. It would away from town until April 13, when they banquet by more than a hundred o/ his Fitch- of the trouble, it will now lie up to them to take a million lawyers a billion years to play their annual contest with Yale on the burg, Mas*., friends, and was presented with show a way out not for their own good, but support that oreide charge. Even Garry's Polo Grounds. a handsome che*t of silver. The affair was in tlie good of the game. Which so far they most rabid opponents would laugh at thai as- SECOND SQUAD SCHEDULE the nature of a surprise, as Moran had just have failed to do. It is easy enough to tear sault. It is a| empty as a drum. returned from a fishing trip in time to par- down. But building up is another job. ANOTHER RUBE WADDELL The full, revised and final schedule of the ticipate in the dinner, Moran will be one of second team of the Giants for next Spring the three guests of the Philadelphia Sporting (Teoizc Wlilttod has accepted terms vtiili the Boaon Scarcely a week rolls around that does not was announced yesterday and this is it: Writers at their annual dinner on February 16. National f.lul». unrl a conlrnet was mailed him lul See some diamond in th,e rough uncovered. I March 13, 14, 20 and 21, Waco; 27 and 28, Local base ball fans are watching with in- week from the Boston office.
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