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WOULD ELIMINATE THE ERROR COLUMN
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Cut out the error column.
This Is the suggestion of Fred Ten-
ney, famous first baseman, once man
ager of the Boston National league
club and now with the New ' York
By the elimination of this' column in
the tabulated score, with the exception
of wild throws on which base runners
advance an extra base, this veteran
believes than another step forward
would be made. His idea, when care
fully considered, presents conditions
that are worthy of thought
'How many times are batters rob
bed of what are almost sure base
hits?" says Tenney. "This is especial
ly true in line drives to the lnfielders.
No great credit is due the inflelder for
getting these balls, as a rule, for they
are shot straight at him. Of course,
there are exceptions, as there are to
almost everything, but that is the rule.
As a matter of fact the batsman is al
most entitled to a hit. Surely he hit
the pitcher hard enough ' to get one.
but the luck of the game, that cuts
such an Important figure In baseball,
happens In that instance to be against
"So I figure that if the error column.
so far as fumbled balls or bad throws
to a baseman are concerned, was elim
inated, making everything a hit, it
would only Just about even up for
those Infield line drives that the bat
ter loses because the intielder bappens
to be right' in front of a Lard-hit ball
driven straight into his hands.
"Naturally the scoring of a fielder's
choice would remain just as it is to
day, for the batsman is not entitled
to a. hit where the inflelder makes the
play on some other base-runner when
the batsman could have been thrown
out at first. Again, there must be some
way of scoring extra bases taken 'by a
runner on a bad throw. For that 1
would leave the error column in the
box score, but it would represent wild
throws, not fumbled balls, or a bad
throw to first on a batted ball.
"This would naturally make some
difference in the batting and fielding
averages of the players, but I don't
think it would boost any batsman very
much, while it would take away that
excuse for a fielder shirking a hard
chance for fear he might be penalized
for a misplay. There are some such
men playing the game, you know,
though one of that kind is never a
"It wouldn't take long for those who
are watching the batting averages
closely to figure put the difference this
change would make in the hitting of a
player. And, I say. why should a bat
ter be penalized by having a hit taken
away from him when he manages to
hit the ball in such a way that an in
flelder musses it up? Rather, I think,
to do justice on all sides, a base hit
should be credited.
"No one who follows baseball close
ly ever thinks of judging a player's
ability in the field by the official field
ing averages. We all know well that
a good player goes after everything
within reach, never fearing a possible
error through a fumble or a bad throw
to first. He is there to tr-- to make
the play, to get everything he can get
his stands on, and if he shirks because
he is afraid of that error, then he
isn't going to get lots of balls that he
might have handled cleanly and gone
through with for a put-out. The pres
ent 'fielding averages are practically
worthless, for it is almost always that
the best players have the lowest per
centage, while those who don't or
can't cover much ground get away
with the fewest errors and, therefore,
are at the top in the r.verages. Hence,
in picking young ball players, scouts
judge by what they see them do, not
by what they read in the fielding av
erages. "I believe that such a change in the
scoring rules would make good ball
players of some of the poorer ones,
and that it would make still better
performers of the best of them. To
me it looks as though it would be a
step in the right direction, keeping
pace with the rapid advances now be
ing made in baseball. No one would
be hurt, while both batsmen and field
ers would be benefited. ,
"I would like to see the Baseball
Writers' Association of America take
this question up at its meeting this
winter and present it to the joint rules
committee of the National and Ameri
can leagues for serious consideration."
MER CHA NTS BA NK
15th and O Sts. Est. 1901
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CRACK KANSAS CITY PITCHER
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Pat Flaherty, up to a few months
ago a member of the Boston National
league twirling staff, has been doing
fine work since joining the , Kansas
City American association team.
Flaherty has served in both the big,
leagues and while pitching good ball,
has always been more or less unfortunate.
Seven of last year's Pennsylvania
team will be missing this fall.
Yale's call by Capt. Coy has been
sent out, although the quarterbacks,
including Corey, French and Johnson,
started work at Greenport, L. I., some
time ago. There will ,be more than
seventy men in the full squad.
T. A. Butkiewicz, former guard and
tackle at Princeton and Pennsylvania.
has been engaged to take charge of
the Princeton squad, his attention be
ing particularly directed to the line
1 Princeton has lost, by graduation
Tibbott, Eddie Dillon, Booth and
Dowd, but has a wealth of good ma
terial to fill these and other places.
Havana will enjoy a big boom in
football sport this fall. The last game
scheduled this year Is between Rol
11ns college and University of Havana
on December 25. .
Heydler Signs New Umpire.
William Brannan, who has been
umpiring in the Wisconsin-Illinois
league, has been added to the Na
tional league corps of arbiters by
Pesident Heydler. Brannan is a giant,
standing six feet three inches.
1 1 TTTTT j. 1 !:r
ii iy weainer
These mornings make you think of the fur
nace, eh? And coal bills? But what's the use
of worrying yet there's lots of time. Chilly
mornings and evenings? They can be cured at
small expense smaller than worrying and feed
ing the furnace.
A Gas Heater
Does the Work
Attach it to the gas jet in dining room, sit
tiug room or . bath room. No work, no worry.
A cent or two and the room is comfortably
warm, and the furnace out of business for weeks
and weeks to come. Cheaper and cleaner and
better. With the furnace you must ' use enough
coal to heat theK house and most of it wasted
these days. The gas heater merely gives you
the heat you need, where you need it and when.
Ask the Users Their Advice
Well stand that test you ask those who
are using the heater these days. Several thous
and of them, and you ought to among the num-
ber. We sell the heaters, good ones, at a low price.
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Electric Light Co.
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