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DAVIS SAYS EASTERLY WILL BE A STAR
IDEAL TRAINING CAMP
A BLUE SERGE Suit Is a
Mighty Fine Proposition
Managers of Big League Teams
Differ on Question.
Catcher Easterly of Cleveland.
Manager Harry Davis of Cleveland
Insists he will make one of the star
catchers of baseball out of Ted East
erly. "Easterly doesn't belong In the out
field, his place is behind the bat, and
that Is where I Intend to play him,"
"Easterly In one of the best hitters
tn the American league. In this de
partment he Is a natural ball player.
SUSPENSION FOR DAVE SHEAN
President Chlvlngton . of American
Association Takes Action in
Case of Former Cub.
For refusing to Join the Louisville
club, to which he was sold, David
Shean, formerly with the Chicago
club of the National league, has been
Indefinitely suspended,, according to
the American association bulletin Is
sued by President Chlvlngton.
Shean was utility lnflelder -with Chi
cago, and was dropped at Louisville
while the club was on Its southern
training trip. He previously played
with the Boston Nationals, and his
home ia In Arlington, Mass.
"Wave Spltter" Is Latest.
Elmer Stricklett, inventor of the
"spltball, bas a "wave spltter" to fool
the big league batters. The "wave
spltter" is a ball wnich breaks in at
least two different directions on Its
way to the batter. It has more speed
than the ordinary "spltter."
Stricklett "lost" his arm several
years ago when he was in the majors,
and was sent to the minors. When he
perfected the spltball he went back to
Brooklyn and was a leading National
league pitcher several seasons.
The "wave spltter" is said by experts
to be more effective against scientific
batters than bushers, and ia expected
to make Stricklett famous again.
Bates as a "Walter."
Johnny Bates Is getting surprising
ly few "times at bat" in the records.
Never has he shown such skill as a
waiter, and he is collecting a barrel of
bases on bails. Numerous sacrifices
are also to his credit, and his "A. B.'s"
have been averaging less than three
to the game.
Finally Qete a Southpaw.
After winning three pennants la the
old Eastern league without a south,
paw on his twirling staff, John GanseL
former Clnctnnatlan, decided to ac
quire a portslder this year, and has
obtained George Clark from th New
He can be developed Into a beady
catcher. He Is a fine thrower, and
have a great deal of confidence In
"I want Easterly to have confidence
in himself. That Is what I am going
to try to instill In the player, and I
am sure I will be successful. That
much and my object of making him a
leader In his department will be at
It Is said that Hank O'Day can smile
these days without hurting his face. -
"There is no great loss without
some small gain," says Harry Davis of
Manager Kllng- says that on the
showing up to date Boston will finish
ahead of Brooklyn and St, Louis.
"Germany" Schaefer makes a lot of
fun for the fans, but he never over
looks a point. He la a real Inside
Oscar Vltt declares he has fallen
In love with Detroit and that he Is
quite willing to make the city his
home for life.
That Mclnnes mite of a first base
man was about as good as they make
them last year, and seems to have im
proved this season.
Connie Mack keeps Derrick on the
team in hopes that he can lift the
Athletics out of any possible hole Into
which the team may fall.
Roger Bresnahan is one of the
wealthiest men playing ball at the
present time. It is alleged that the
leader of the Cardinals can draw his
check for $100,000.
Terry Turner, the Cleveland lnfleld
er, expects a good season. Terry's
arm, which has bothered him for
years, troubles him less this spring
than in former years.
Long George McConnell of the New
York Highlanders, has developed a
very fine "spltter." He has nice con
trol of this freak ball and can make
it break In, out or down.
John M. Ward, president of the Bos
ton Braves, announces that he has re
tired as a competitive amateur golfer
"Got!" Is trying on the nerves. John
M. has enough of that with the Braves-
Frank Bowerman has been signed
as manager of the London (Out.)
club of the Canadian league. His first
baseman is Loey - Blerbauer, son of
Louis Blerbauer, the old Pittsburg
Janvrin, the third baseman of the
Jersey City team, has been doing such
good work in practice that it is pos
sible he will be recalled by the Boston
Americans. He moves about like an
other Eddie Collins.
Jimmy McAleer says the Boston Red
Sox are the best team In the world.
Many figure the Red Soz will remain
up In the race if McAleer will keep
his hands off and allow Manager Jake
Stahl to run the team.
Seven of the eight International
league managers will direct their
teams from the coaching lines this
season. George S tailings, the Buffalo
pilot, will be the only manager to
handle the lines from the bench.
Willie Keeler. who is the Brooklyns
coach and scout. Is receiving $600 a
month for his valuable services. Keel
er and Dahlen. old pals, keep their
heads close together. They are trying
to make the Brooklyns play some in
Lou Ritter, former Brooklyn catch
er, recently released by Indianapolis,
on the appearance of Nig Clarke, has
gone to tTtica In the New York State
league. He was given a present of
$600 by the Indianapolis club to re
ward him for his good work last yeas
Some Like Quiet Places Where There
Is Little to Divert Attention of
Players From Their Work
Others Favor Big Cities.
What constitutes an Ideal training
camp for big league baseball teams?
Big league managers and players dif
fer In their opinions. Some like the
quiet places, where there Is nothing
to take the thoughts of the players off
their work. Others like the big towns,
where there are divertisements to
break the monotony of training. Some
also prefer the big towns because
more money Is taken in at the gate.
Some managers like to change every
year, so their players will get a change
of scene. Many prefer a spot where
the athletes may imbibe freely of
In the latter class are the managers
of at least five Fred Clarke of Pitts
burg, Bill Dahlen of Brooklyn, "Red"
Dooln of Philadelphia and Jimmy Mc
Aleer of Boston. Of the five, all but
New York have picked Hot Springs,
while the Giants have trained at Mar
tin, Texas, for several seasons. The
fact that the Giants and Pirates have
been contenders for the pennant all
the time they have trained at, health
resorts speaks well for their system.
The Boston and Chicago Americans
are the two clubs that have made cir
cus trips of their training tours. Co
mlskey several times took his squad
to the coast and once to Mexico, while
the Red Sox twice went to California.
Neither- team obtained good results.
In the opinion of Nap . Lajoie, a
training camp combining the good
qualities of Alexandria, La., and Ma
con, Ga would be the ideal place.
Alexandria has the climate, the water
and the hotel, but it lacks population
and a good baseball diamond. The
latter fault could be rectified, however,
by the sending of a groundkeeper
ahead of the team to get things In
shape. But the town is small and
lacks amusements. Consequently the
players got mighty tired of It In a
week or so, and their work seemed
unusually onerous, especially as Man
ager McGuire was a stickler for that
old old-style plan of having the play
ers walk some eight miles a day in ad
dition to their double workout. Again,
it was a case of "all going out and
nothing coming in," as the gate re
ceipts at Alexandria were practically
Now, Macon has an even better cli
mate that is, from a training stand
point in that it does not get so ex
tremely warm. Macon also is a much
larger city, but unfortunately it lacks
as good a hotel as is wanted by the
big league clubs, who insist on the
MURPHY SIZES UP TY COBB
Field Captain of Athletics Says There
Never Was Player Like Hint
Can Do Anything.
Danny Murphy has a boost for T.
Raymond Cobb. Dan Is apt to cen
sure the glittering Georgian for loaf
ing a mite when he looks like lying
down on a fellow-player, but when It
comes to the personal stuff it's aces
and eights for Tyrus as far as Danny
is concerned. Hear the manner in
which the Athletics new field Na
poleon sizes up that Cobb person
age: "I don't believe there was ever one
like him before, and I don't think
well ever see one like him again.
"He can do anything. He hits, he
throws, he fields, and he can run. A
v Ty Cobb.
lot of the players in our league used
to tell about his boneheaded running
the bases. Well, let me tell you some
thing. He's so fast he can take
chances all the time. There Isn't a
club in the league that don't hate to
see Cobb on first with one run needed
by Detroit. He keeps the pitcher wor
ried, he has the team bothered, he
has the catcher worried, and It's al
most a cinch that hell get around.
He's the greatest I ever saw."
"Brick Owen Is Lauded.
"It is seldom that an umpire can
give emphatic satisfaction to both the
winning and losing teams, but that ia
'what "Brick" Owen Is doing tn the
National league. "He umpired In five
of our games," said Manager Fred
Clarke of Pittsburg. "We lost four of
them, but there wasn't a kick coming
on him. It is hard to find fault when
he Is working.
There are men in great number who balk at
purchasing a fancy suit. Not because they dis
like fancy materials, nor because tan or gray
or brown won't become them; but rather be
cause a fancy suit is not adaptable for all occa
sions, for dry and for informal evening use.
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