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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: SEPTEMBER 1, 1912.
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AJOR LEAGUE" magnates have
about completed their raid on
the minors, and the owner of
teams from Class A down now
look on the riddled ranks, and
wonder Just what they are going
to do for the next season. Experi
ence has proven to minor league owners
that they are compelled to have winning
teams, or they can's do business; and ex
perience has also shown them their prob
lem Is far greater In proportion than
that of the major league magnate. The
man who owns a club In one of the small
town circuits has to take his chance on
undeveloped material, he must take hold
of players and train them In the rudl
menu of the game, and only about once
a season does he succeed In getting hold
of a man who looks like a real ball player,
No sooner does the youngster begin to
show any class than along comes a
major league scout and the draft Is at
tached. And year after year this goes on.
The worst feature of It all Is that if the
young player doesn't' make good In the
big league, he is seldom sent back to the
team from which he was drafted. Gener
ally he Is used In a trade with some other
minor league club, or Is "sold" under con
ditions that give the blr league owner a
double claim on the little fellow. The In
justice of the draft as it Is now practiced
is too obvious to require extensive elab
oration. It Is one-sided In its operation,
has given the major league owners a
practical monopoly of all real base ball
players, and seems a mockery of the
"protection" provided for In the agree
ment between the big and little leagues.
"Organized ball" ought to be ridded of
this feature for the good of the game.
Omaha surely made a good showing on
lt$ short trip away from home. tra
Moines is playing real ball, but the
Rourkes grabbed three out of four from
Das Moines, and two out of four from
Sioux City, which Is the best work the
team has done away from home this sea
son. It shows that the boys have gotten
Into the running for fair, .Breaking the
Sioux City hoodoo was very gratifying.
For some reason the Sioux had been able
to win from Omaha with apparent ease,
when the other teams were going just the
other way. But this is over now, and the
Sioux braves will get what Is coming to
them from the Rourke family the rest
of the season. At present Omaha Is con
cerned with St. Joseph In what Is really a
test series. If Omaha wins, It means that
St. Joseph is out of the race for any place
above third. A double-header Is sched
uled for this afternoon, and it ought to
get a record crowd.
In- the National the fight la very Inter
esting, because the Cubs have an outside
chance to land first, and as long asi they
can keep the pace they are now holding,
the crowds will swarm at the gates. The
surprise of the week was' the ease with
which New York got away with the series
at Pittsburgh. It was a case of "getting
the breaks," for the Pirates outbatted and
outfielded the Giants, and yet lost. If one
were at all Inclined to be captious and
suspect the honesty of the race, the game
played between New Tork and Brooklyn
on Thursday might come . In for com
ment. Brooklyn had It won up to the
ninth,' and In that Inning made a wonder
ful collection of wild throws and similar
blunders, just enough to let the Giants
get the winning run. In some sports such
games as that would be frowned upon.
Real Speedy Pitcher
At the present writing the Omaha team
is leading the league In all departments
of the game, but batting. It has the best
team fielding average, more stolen bases
and more sacrifice hits than any other of
the outfit, and the team batting is up to
.278, which Isn't a bad figure. Five of the
boys are hitting over ,300, and a sixth is
coming, his latest figures being .299, so
the- dope Is all In favor of the Rourkes.
Look out for them.
A cry is being heard against double
headers; no one will deny they are an
evil, but how else can postponed games
be taken care of when magnates schedule
184' games to be played In 183 days?
Clarke Griffith may be made president
of the Washington ohib. His success
down there this season ought to get him
Cincinnati did cut some ice in the pen
nant race, after all. Those games grabbed
from the Giants helped the Cubs an amaz
That banquet to the Omaha team after
the close of the season might as well go
through, whether the pennant comes here
or not. .
v Not a kick was heard, not even a
grunt, when the New Tdrk authorities put
the damper on the Jack-Joe match.
One bully way of showing that you like
the' way the team is going is to attend
the games this 'afternoon.
Chances to tee Omaha play at home
are getting scarce. Don't miss any of
it begins to look as If Boston would
get to see another world's series
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Chief Meyers, the great catcher of the
New Tork Giants, has this to say In re
gard to the title of "speediest pitcher;"
"The man who has thrown, in my be
lief, the fastest balls that ever crossed
a plate is Walter Johnson. I don't ex
cept Rusle or any of the old-timers who
were supposed to serve very smoky balls.
I don't think any of them were as speedy
as the star of the Washington club of the
American league. It may be news to
some fans that I used to catch him.
"Wo had an exhibition series In Cali
fornia a few years ago All-Nationals
versus All-Americans and Walter and I
were the battery for the Nationals. The
way the boy could throw! Why, after
handling him I'd almost be willing to do
the circus stunt of catching the cannon
ball shot out of tho big gun with noth
ing on but my mitt. I think Johnson is
the speediest pitcher that ever tossed up
cne to the plate. The palm of my mitt
hand used to be red and sore from taking
his fast ones."
DOUBLE HEADER TOMORROW
Rourkes to Play Two Gameg With
the Josies in Afternoon.
60 TO WICHITA IN EVENING
Following Game Ronrkea Will Leave
ob ixten-Day Trip, Meeting
Wichita, Denver, Lincoln
Omaha and St.- Joseph will stage a
double-header at Rourke park tomorrow.
Both games will be played In the after
noon, owing to the big Labor day parade
tomorrow morning. The first game will
be called at 2 o'clock. The two games
will complete the stay at home and the
Rourkes will leave tomorrow night for
a sixteen day road trip during which
time they will play Wichita, Denver, Lin
coln and Topeka, In the order named.
On September 6 there will be an open
date over the league and Omaha will
take advantage of It playing an exhibition
game with the Colorado Springs team at
that place. As Colorado Springs at one
time held a franchise In the Western
league, and still has hopes of getting
back into the league, much Interest is
being manifested In the Colorado city.
The Rourkes have but one postponed
game to play while on the coming trip.
This game Is scheduled at Lincoln. There
is a possibility, however, that a double
bill will be staged at Denver, There Is
no way of making It compulsory that
the postponed game be played there as
It should have been played In Omaha, but
owing to rain on the last day of Den
ver's last series In Omaha, It was called
Omaha will return home on September
20 for eight games and then go to. St.
Joseph to wind up the season with four
games. A double header will be played
on Sunday, September 22, in Omaha with
Des Moines. Double bills are scheduled
the last day of the season all over the
league also." Omaha playing St. Joseph.
Will Start Their
Next week two bowling leagues will
begin their, seasons In Omaha and the
following week all .the other leagues will
start the ball rolling on what they say
will be the greatest bowling year Omaha
has ever known. Five teams will hold the
boards this year and but one three man
league will be started. The three man
league will be the Mercantile, which last
year proved to be a good one. The Met
brother's team, which last year made
such a good record, will have the same
men this year as last and are expected
to cop the money again.
Rabe t Harry.
According to reports now going around
in the National league. Rube Marquard
has been stung by the love bug. Yea.
Cupid seems to have succeeded in
slipping one over on the Rube, and It is
said the Giant twlrler will, be married to
Sherley Kellogg, the young actress now
starring in "The Passing Show," goon
after the season ends In the National
Many Shooters Are
Expected for Fall
Billy Townsend is busying himself these
days getting out the program for the fall
tournament of the Omaha Gun club which
will open October 2 on the club grounds.
Just east of the Douglas street bridge.
It is expected that close on to 100 sports
men will take part In this event which
will be even larger than the state tour
nament which was held this spring. A
large purse of money has been added bv
the club and the Jack Rabbit system will
prevail during th tourney.
RILEY OF TRIMBLE TEAM
IS A SECOND TY COBB
Ralph Rllex. centenflelder for the
Trimble Fruit team has made himself a
Ty Cobb the second this year, In seven
teen games played, he has been at bat
sixty-nine times, making exactly forty
nine clean drives. Fourteen of these were
good for three bases and nine were good
for all four. Besides being a good hitter,
he Is a clean fielder. He has stolen
twenty-three bases and made but two
Ralph is 18 years old and attends High
school. Managers snd captains watch
him as he is rounding into a fast and
speedy ball player.
AMATEUR RIVALS WILL MEET
Townsend and Luxus Squads Will
Settle Dispute at Fort Omaha.
SEVERAL TEAMS LAYING OFF
A Number of Interesting; tianies are
Booked Both. In and Oat of Town
nd Some Close Scoring Is
Two nifty musses are looked for at Fort
Omaha this afternoon when the Advos
tangle with the Val Blats and the
Townsends fuss with the Luxus. The
first game always causes a good deal of
excitement snd this game shouldn't
prove an exception. Up to date the Town
sends and Luxus have broken even, so
this game will tell the tale. Morearty will
probably heave for the Townsends and
Fox or Cunningham will hoist 'em for
the brewery aggregation.
Lineup, first game:
Advos. Position. Val Blats.
McUrath First Swlngwood
Carmody Second Putnam
Bowley Short Sorenson
Probst Third McCormlck
Hollander Left Achats
Feltnian Center Williamson
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Lineup, second game.
Townsends. Position. Luxus.
Coe First Hochten
Hall Second Rapp
Ballinger Short Smlthi
Malum Third Tracey
O'Connor Left Denny
Murray Center Melady
Mullen Right Vanour
Cavanaugh Catcher Danzee
Morearty Pitcher Fox
Young Pitcher.... Cunningham
At Athletic Park.
Two good attractions will be pulled off
at AtMetlc park. The first game will be
between a couple of Council Bluffs teams
and the second game will be Hollys vs.
Council Hluffa Merchants. Tills will be
the fourth time the Hollys have met the
Merchants this season. The first two
games resulted In the Holly's favor snd
the other was copped by the Merchants
after a grueling battle. If he Bluffers
can win today they will have to play a
deciding game. Hlckey and Hombach
will oppose each other. Line up second
Merchants. Position. Hollys.
Dennlson First J. Daugherty
Wahl "Wond Welch
Phillips Third McAndrews
McLean Short F. Daugherty
Scanlon Left Kelley
Gof Center Felooner
Bvprs Right Hronok
Duff t-s-tch Crelghton
Hombach Pitch Hlckey
Bogatts Pitch Kelley
Peterson.. .. Pitch
Here Is the bunch thst will represent
the Ancient Order United Workmen at
Plattsmouth: Qulgley, Lighten, Wells,
Durkee, Young, McCreary, Eastman, Mc
Collough, Wright. Dougherty. Twtchell
and Elsenhart. This bunch ought to
make the Plattsmouth boys step some In
order to cop the grapes. The Ancient
Order United Workmen will play three
games at Plattsmouth, one on Sunday
and two on Monday, (Labor day). A
large ibunch of fans will accompany the
Hugnie Jennings' Pride
! SCHOOL ATHLETES SOON BUST
Within the Next Two Weeki Fall
Activities Will Take Form. '
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Throagh the Knothole.
Russum of the Hollys arrived back In
Omaha last week.
What do you know about the Hollys
dropping two games In a row?
Krtckson, formerly with the Hollys,
made good and then some at Colon, 8. li.
Those Val Blatz boys, ought to start
climbing the ladder now. Tney Jut reor
Jarosh Is getting to be a regular Wag
ner. He performs at snort lor the J. li.
Yesterday the "All Stars" performed a:
Waterloo, Neb, Tney met the E.kno.n
Qulgley Is going to try to nail Bress
man, the manager of the hollys, lo his
loot bail team.
Fred Daugherty' couldn't accompany the
All Stars yesterday because His grand
mother was sick.
Ray Byone, who used to engineer the
Columbias, says he will be back in the
harness next season.
Bill Dolson says he Is going to purchase
sliding pads, so he won t get skinned up
when he steals bases.
Grossman Is a doodle on corner three.
He grabs 'em all, has a grand arm and
can sure bang the horsehlde.
Madam Rumor has It that Paul Kelley
will wear an Ottumwa uniform next sea
son in the Central association.
In the center position for the Hollvs
George Falconer nabs 'em all. He is the
regular clean-up kid wtih the pole.
Underwood, la.. Is where the Brode-
gaard Crowns wll', do tnelr utmost to
hitch another vicory to their list.
James Kelley and Miller aie sure pick
ing up the kale at different towns io-
catea in tne vicinity or wakeiieiu, Neb.
Clink Clair, the old Omaha amateur,
has had a summer of much worry with
his managerial duties at Nebraska City.
Hronek, the piano leg dude hitched to
the Hollys, can sure make bis large sticks
spin wnen ne is arter one nit on tne beak.
The All Stars are still looking for
games. Address Frank Welch, muiuer.
fol Barker block, or telephone Douglas
Ray Napoleon Byrne Is the leader of
our many amateur base baa players that
are regular attendants at the Gayety and
The Ho!ly will be badiy crippled to
day, but nevertheless they will put uo a
stiff argument against the Council Biufts
On the turf at 1let park the Stars
and Strifes will do their mightiest to
slip one over on the Goldstroms from
Several of our local teams have set this
day aside for rest The following win
have the "nothing doing" sign adorning
Oscar Stanage, stalwart young receiver
of the Detroit Tigers, whose steady work
Insures him against loss of his job In the
shake-up which Hughle Jennings Is ex
pected to moke in planning his fight for
the 1OT3 pennant.
Toward the close of last year many ex
perts picked Stanage as the ibest catcher
in the American league, but the verdict
was practically unanimous that he Is the
most promising. Stannge has been with
Detroit only three full seasons, and he
has shown a remarkable Improvement
each year. He can throw to second with
ririellke accuracy and the speed of Chtof
Meyers,, can run the bases In good style
and Is a better than average hitter, being
particularly strong In the pinches. Stan
age's weakest point la his tendency once
In a while to drop a pitched ball In his
anxiety to get off a quick throw when
there Is a man on base, but this offense
Is a minor one, as It Is not often perpe
trated, and It can easily be remedied.
Stanage Is always cool-headed and quick
to site up a situation, which Is one of his
their camp: Storx Triumphs, Hanscom
Parks, Baura Iron Company snd Independents.
Woodruff and Dyck, who used to be
with the Townsends and Luxus, respec
tively, are now tied to the Norfolk, Neb.,
Harry Welch of the Stors Triumphs Is
sure smacking the pill this season. He
looks better than when he used to top tne
Western league. ,
Something extraordinarily good In base
ball Is looked for at Florence park when
the 8. 8. A. team endeavors to wallop
the Florence Athletics.
Twichelt, a former light on our base
ball firmament, arrived in Omaha a few
days ago. He will accompany the A. O.
U. W. team to Plattsmouth today.
In the left patch Harry Carr Wright Is
demonstrating how. the garden should be
played for the Workmen. He has been
hitting the pill In a very pernicious man
ner. The second row at Florence park this
afternoon will be a battle royal for su
premacy between the Young Men's He
brew association herd and the M. &
Bill Lynch, one of our old-time stars,
Is disgusted with the present showing of
some of our local stars and he says hu
will don the rags next season and show
them how It Is done.
Still friur of tho Probst family are'
playing amateur base ball. George Is with
the Storx, Willie belongs to the Advos
and the wther two help the Stars and
Stripes to win games.
Our famous J. S. Cross outfit will
board a steamer labeled for Missouri Val
ley today. The Klplingers mopped up the
Misery Valleys, consequently the Cross
boys think they can do likewise.
Frank Welch of the Hollys took a vaca
tion and went to work for the Union Pa
cific, not because his ability as a bass
ball player has deteriorated, but because
he wanted a change, or ome change,
Vp at Blair, Neb., the D. J. Jourdans
will buck up against the home base ball
ists located there. To date the Jourdans
have been playing nifty ball and they
expect to have a close call or bring home
At Armour Park the Polish Athletic
club team will take on the Foresters.
Oodles of rivalry of the sour sort exists
! between these two herds and as a conse-
Today the O. D. Klplingers will ramble
down V Armour park and participate In
a row with the Armour Stars. This game
ought to be a humdinger. Graves or
Mason will heave for the Armours and
Rathke or Mason for the Klplingers. -
Tomorrow (Labor day) the Hanscom
Farks will fWt across the Miwuiiri
river and fight the Council Bluffs
Merchants at Athletic park. A large
crowd is expected by the management,
as the Hanscom Parks always proved to
be a crowd getter.
Those Molasses kids have some trip
scheduled for today. They will Journey
over to Creston, la. It Is a. cinch that
they will make some dough at that town,
because they are backed for two days and
the humans located there are bugs about
the grand national pastime. Hollander
and Kemp will do the twirling for the
On the green at Fort Omaha tomorrow
afternoon there will be two exceMent ar
guments. First game, Advos against O.
U. Klplingers; second game, North Stars
against South Star. Mullen of the Town
sends will be at the helm for the North
Stars and Kocher of the Luxus tribe will
engineer matters for the confederates.
Two good games are anticipated.
Watson at First.
With the departure of Baker Borton to
join the White Sox, Watson gets the op
portunity to see what he can do as a first
baseman with St. Joseph.
LOCAL TEAMS HAVE COACHES
Holsle Cornea to Bellerae mn& Mar
a-anthaler to I'nlverettjr of Omaha
Mills lo Train the High
Within the next two weeks local
scholastic athletics will bubble Into
prominence and all the schools and col
leges will beckon to the call of the pig
skin and other means of physical train
ing. Crelghton, Omaha High school,
Be.lcvue and the University of Omaha,
have all secured gridiron coaches for the
teason and started to arrange their
schedules. The "Y" association and tha
giade school athletic department will also
be in the foreground in assisting the
younger athletes during the coming school
Foot ball coaches who have already ac
cepted positions are. as follows; Harry
Miller, Crelghton university; Thomas
Mills, Omaha High school; A. F. Hoists,
Belle vue, and Ollie Morganthaler, Unl- j
verslty of Omaha. J. Trultt Maxwell will 1
continue as physical director of the "Y"
asioclatlon and Raymond L. Cams will
act as superintendent of grade school
athletic. C. K. Reed will manage the
athletics at the high school and Father
Devlin will assume charge of similar
duties at Crelghton.
All home games of the different schools
will be tUged ss follows: Crelghton, Uni
versity Held, Twenty-sixth and California
streets; Omaha High school, Rourke
park; Bellevue, Belle vue campus grounds;
University of Omaha, Redkk field, Twenty-fifth
and Pinkney streets. A new
grandstand with a, seating capacity; of
2,100 is now In com so of construction on
the wet s de of Ore g. ton Held. v
Crelghton's foot bail schedule to data
Includes all home games, with the excep
tion of October 16, when the blue and
white warriors will Journey up the river
to Sioux City for a tussle with Morning
side college. Three of the high school
squad's games are In opponents' territory
and four at home with two dates yet to
Following are the Crelghton and Omaha
High schedules, as announced last week,
no dates being obtainable from Bellevue
or the University of Omaha: '
Crelghton University Schedule.
October 12 Yankton college at Omaha,
October 1 Marquette university at
October 26 MornlngBide college at Sioux
November 2 St Louis university -i at
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.November 9 University of Omaha at
November 18-Des Moines college, prob
ably at Omaha.
November SI3 Closed. '
November 2S (Thanksgiving Day) Uni
versity of South Dakota at Omaha. .
Omaha Hla-h School Schednle.
October 5 South Omaha High ' al
October 12-NorIolk High at Omaha.
October 19-Des Moines West High at
Omaha. . . i
Uctooer 2&-York High at York.
November 2 Lincoln High at Lincoln.
November 8 Beatrice High at Omaha,
November IS Sioux City High at Sioux
November S-Probably Kansas City
Central High at Omaha.
November 28 (Thanksgiving Day) To
pska High at Omaha (not definitely ar.
' Ram ore Afloat.
Reports grow stronger that this la to
be Topeka's last year In the Western
league and that Oklahoma City will get
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