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Only One Boot
Offense and Defense of
Picked Team Superior to
That of Local Flayer
Kansas City, Mo., April 4. (Spe
cial Telegram.) The Caledonian
soccer foot ball team of Omaha, with
a long string of triumphs over some
of the greatest teams in the central
states, was defeated by a Kansas
City all-star aggregation picked
from the Missouri and Kansas
leagues, 4 to 0, here Sunday.
The Caledonians played well but
their teamwork could not be com
pared with that exhibited by the
victors. The Kansas City eleven
was superior both on the offense and
defense and only five times during
the one hour ana 30 minutes of play
was the team's goal in danger.
The first half was close and not
until after 23 minutes of play were
the local experts able to kick the
ball past the Omaha goalkeeper,
who was kept busy most of the way.
Arqhie Powell, center, took the ball
away from a back , and booted it
through from a difficult angle. That
was all the scoring for the first 45
gninute half. -
The play of the visitors picked
up late in the game but good work
by Bethel, goalkeeper, broke up
many of the CaledonioHS scoring
The lineup: ,
All-OlI. J. v-o. -
o 1 fitvilk.Miinr Ljvall
Smtlfy '. Right back ....... Monroe
Smiih I.,i!ft back ...... .Auderson
v-,.hnW UiirhtHalf "lurni
Istsby Ieft Half NleUon
Dr. J. B. Tlt, .Center Halt ..... Lowden
n ii p.. tn ... J. Hsndarson
w. YVHun'n' '.'.'.'ln'sldo Rlht Hern
F. Wilson ...Outside RIHt..A. Henderson
Carr Inside Left .. Sharp
Murray . : .Outside Left A Blasett
Referee: Morro. Kansas City; Lines
man. Johnson, Kansa City ; Oreen Omaha.
Summary uoais: rows", varr, c. ,
son, W. Wilson.
Will Trail Along
After Tyrus Cobb
' Detroit, April 4. Manager Ty
Cobb of the Detroit Americans has
decided to carry 25 playefs the com
ing season, according to word from
Dallas. It will be the first time the
Tigers have ever carried the league
limit. The club will include 10
pitchers, six right-handers-and -four
Nine recruits, it was said, were as
sured of a place with the club. These
include Lew Blue, who has been as
signed .regularly to first base and
Cobb has decided upon Amsmith
as first string catcher, witn eassier,
a youngster, as second choice, it is
Base Ball Dope Book
f Makes Annual Appearance
First signs of the arrival of the
base ball season of 1921 were evi
dent with the departure of the major
league players from their training
ftanips, but that the season has
surely arrived is now certain with
the apperarice of. the first-schedule
and record book. As usual it is
the1 "Dope Book," published by C.
C. Spink & Son, St. Louis, Mo.,
publishers of "The Sporting News.
A View feature of this book tins
year is the appearance of practically
all the minor league schedules an
connection with the major league
dates "given day by day. Special
..i..,:.. :. .ten tvAt-rl in nlavinir
records of the past year, such as
"Babe" Ruth's home-run record,
George Sisler's remarkable per
formances daring 1920, etc. Com
plete biographies of all stars of the
major league teams, instructions on
how to score base ball abbrevia
tions and hundreds of other im
portant subjects are featured.
At Chnttanooa, Tenn.: Tt- H. J5.
Washington Americana J J
Chattanooga. Southern 3 4 1
Batteries: Mogrldge, Aeoata and Brot
tm; Boone, Noel. Nelderkern and Oranam.
At New Orleans. La.; It. H. E.
New York Americana J J J
Brooklyn Nationals I
Batteries: Hoyt. Pierce and Hoffman;
Smith, Mamaux and Sillier.
At Mf bile, Ala.: H. E.
Philadelphia Americana '51
.Mobile Southern J
Batteries: Moore. Harris and "Walker;
Kills, pulton and Ponds.
At St. Louis. Mo.: H. H..
&k Loula Nationals ............. 3 J 3
St.' Louia Americans 2 0 1
, Batteries: May and Clomons; Shoocker
At Wichita Falls. Tex.: R. H. E.
Pittsburgh Nationals IS IS 0
Wichita rails. Texas 3 1 -
Batteries: Hamilton. Zinn and Skiff;
Ruth. Hudspeth, and Biachoff,
At Fort Worth, Tel.; ' R. H. E.
Chicago Americana 1 1
Fort Worth, Texas lesgue t 1
Battereries: McWeeney and Schelk.
Taryan; Wachtel, Whlttaker and Ha
irorth. At Houston, Tex.: R. II. E.
Oitveland Americans 7 It J
' Houston Texas league t 'l
Batteries: Coveleskle and O'Neill: Don
alds, Plerrottl and Griffith, Oilham.
At Kansas City Mo.: R. H. E.
Kansas City American Assn....? 9 I
Cincinnati Nationla ( 19 S
Batteries: Lambert and Lamb. Brock;
Rlx5 Fisher and Wlngo, Hargrave.
At Dallas, Tex.: R. H. E.
Detroit Americans S 1 1
Dallas Texas league 1 7 t
Batterlea: Leonard. Southland and Bass
ler; aMnion, Bwarts, C. Hill and Wirth.
At Galveston, Tex.: R. H. E.
Boston Nationla 3 7 0
Galveston Texas league 0 6 1
Batterlea: Watson. McQlullan and
O'Neill; Gibson. Lee, O'Neill, Gibson,
Knight and Willi.
At Memphis. Tenn.: R. H. E.
New York Nationals 11 IS 4
Memphis. Southern Association.. S 4
Batteries: Toner. Sallee and Gaston;
ZahnUer, Nemiti and Hungling, Dowie. ,
At Camp Jackson, 8. C! R. H. E.
Philadelphia Nationals Sll t
: Rochester Internationals 0 T 0
Batterlea: Meadows. Betts. weinert ana
Peters, Brug gyi Bonifay, Whitaker and
RM " '
' At Oakland, Cat.: R. H. E.
Chicago Nationals 7 4
Oakland. Paclflo Coast League.... 4 11 S
Batterlea: Hanson. Bailer and Daly;
Heboid, Winn, Kersten and Mltie.
At Sua Francisco (Afternoon game):
Chlcaro National 10 1 4
Can Francisco, Paclflo Coast , . . . S 1
Batterlea: Alexander, Weaver and O'Far
rUi Crumple, flalwtjr nl Agasw,
News and Gossip of Interest to Sport
Mrft GSb0-St-& CW1.
. Here's th mayor of . Oshkosh,
Neb., by gosh!
-King Rhiley is-his tame and
along with his duties as chief mo
gul of the town he finds time during
the sunimer months to kick up a
(EDITOR'S) NOTF,): The following ar-tli-le
was written for Frank U. Menke by
(irarge Meter, greatest first baiwrnan In
the land. Ita purpose Is to si'hool tlie
vnungster In the tricks of first bae play.
While It Is of the most vital Interest to
youngters. It hIso furnishes splendid read
ing for the adult fan for It details the
methods which Sisler ued to reach base
Sisler's article la the first of a series
that will appear in this column daily for
the next IS days on "How to I'lay Base
ball." Th? other contributors are Krirtie
Collins. Walter Slnranvllle, Heinle liroh,
Ty C'ohh. Trie Speaker, tlrover Alexander,
Steve O'Neill and Wllbert Robinson. To
morrow's article will he, "How to Play
Second Base," with Kddie Collins as
as author. i
How to Play First Base.
BY GEORGE H. SISLER
. (of St. Louis -Browns)
(Copyright 1J21, by King Features Syndi
, Some folks insist that first base is'
tie most important position in the
infield; others toss the laurel to sec
ond, to short and to third. So the
full importance of the initial bag
in a team's success continues a mat
ter of debate.'
Rut this fact is certain:
No team ever was truly great
without a good first baseman; no
club ever rose to championship
heights which lacked a star man to
dig them out of the ground or pull
them from the air. 'And no club ever
had a good infield which had a poor
, A good first baseman can steady
apd speed up art infield which is
otherwise medicore; a poor first
baseman can null the greatness of a
. . -
second Daseman a snorisiop or a
third baseman. 'For wTiat good does
it do', for those boys to make re
markable stops and throws if the
first baseman can't handle them per
fectly and complete the execution of
Learn How To Catch
On the other hand if the other
infielders are slow in throwing and
eccentric in shooting to first a great
first baseman can save the situation
by great catches of the wild tosses.
The youngster striving to become
a first baseman must first of all,
learn how to catchy a ball with
two hands from v-any angle and
from different positions. After he
has become perft in that, he must
learn how to catch it with one
hand. For often, very , often, the
throws are so wide that it's impos
sible to spear them with two hands.
Unless the bagman is trained in one
handed catching, the throws are
likely to get away from him, the run
ner will be safe, and perhaps the
game will be lost.
Practice finding the bag. Many
oungstcrs fail in their efforts to
ecome first baseman oecause tney
keep their eye on the ball and don't
Groupings for Relay
Races Are Announced
Philadelphia, Pa., April. 4.-Fmal
grouping for the college class relay
races at the L'niversity of Pennsyl
vania April 29 and 30 was an
nounced today. Teams entering the
national championship college races
have until April 10 to decide which
events they will enter.
. The class 1 group for college
races comprises the following
University of the Se-uth, West
Virginia, Colgate, Fordham, Holy
Cross, Maine, North Eastern, Mich
igan Aggies and Cornell college
Legion Post at Prescott
To Hold Athletic Show
Prescott, la., April 4. (Special.)
The members of Mjstz Post. Amer
ican Legion, of this city will-stage
big wrestling carnival at the Le
gion hall tonight. Four fast finish
matches have been arranged. Ed.
Briles of Prescott will meet Earl
Seward of Peru, la." Clay .LaPorte
of Corning will wrestle Lowell Fees
of Prescott; Shorty McCormick of
Cromwell will meet Charley Miller
of Corning and Pete Nelson and
Frank Miller, both of Prescott, will
put on the fourth match. The pro
ceeds of the show go to Metz Post.
French Runners to
Sail for U. S. Saturday
Paris, April 4. Four runners who
will take part in the international
relay races at the University of
Pennsylvania meet will sail for the
United States Saturday.
Rocky Kansas Meets Ward.
" St. Paul, April 4. Rocky Kansas.
Buffalo, N. Y., and Bobby Ward of
St. Paul will fneet in a 10-round no
decision bout here tonight. "Babe"
Herman,' Sacramento', Cal., bantam
weight and Benny Vogel. St. Paul,
'also will box 10 rounds,
of Oshkosh Is Speed
SaT " p-.- .
little dust on the race track. For
let it be known far and wide that
Rhiley is a -speed demon when it
comes to piloting his gas wagon
on the circular track.
Mayor Rhiley has constructed 12
cars of the racing variety. He has
try to find the bag. When the ball
is hit and doesn't go in your direc
tion, run to first, get your foot on
the bag then look for the ball.
Your team-mates are going tothrow
to the bag. That's where they ex
pect you 'to be. So be there.
Get to the Bag.
So get to the bag before you do
anything else. Of course, if while
you are running there,, you can fol
low the course of the ball, so much
the batter. But get to the bag. '
Perfect footwork is vital for suc
cess at first basing. When you
reach the bag, take a position which
gives you the maximum reach. You
may need it. If the play comes to
your right, put your left foot on the
bag and reach out with your right;
if it conies to your left, put your
right foot on the bag. To insure a
maximum reach "toe" the bag; don't
put your whole foot on it.
Meet the ball by reaching out for
it as far as you can. The reach of
an extra inch often determines
whether a runner is safe or not.
Don't wait for the ball to jump into
your, hands; reach out your hands
and make the'putout in the quickest
time possible. It isn't always nec
essary to reach out, of course, be
cause you may have a runner out by
20 feet. Rut reach out for them
anyway. That will give you prac
tice in reaching and when the
emergency comes, you'll be perfect.
Learn by constant practice to
make fast, snappy throws to all the
bases. Practice throwing from ' all
positions. Keep practicing until you
are perfect. After you are. perfect,
keep on throwing so that you won't
slip from perfection. Keep in mind
always that a fast, snappy and per
fect throwing first baseman can
start many "impossible" double
plays or catch a runner off of second
or third after the pitcher has made
a fake throw to catch a man off
Practice making plays on bunts.
Sometimes you'll have to toss the
ball to the plate; oftcner to third
and second, or to whichever of your
associates is covering first. To Kill
off a runner, you'll have to make a
lightning fast pickup and a fast and
accurate throw. Learn to make all
sorts of throws; overhand, sidearm,
underhand. You'll have to use them
A first baseman must learn t: back
up plays and intercept throws from
the outfield. But those are things
which will come to him as a matter
of course after lie has perfected him
self in the rudiments of first base
The simple rules I have outlined
above iii elementary first base play
are those which I followed in my
kid years as a ball player and which
I have adhered to ever since.
"Strangler" Lewis to
Wrestle Jim Londos
Chicago, April 4. Ed "Stran
gler" Lewis, world's heavyweight
wrestling champion, has been
matched to meet Jim Londos here
Six-Day Bike Racers Have i
Covered 193 Miles So Far
Chicago, April 4. Riders ir the
six-day bicycle race had covered 193
miles, six laps, at 1 1 a. m. today, the
12th hour of the grind. Frank Kava
naugh was setting the pace at this
hour. The Belgian team of Keliens
and DcGraeves, as a result of bril
liant sprinting, led the field in rJoints
scored with a total of seven.
Organize .Base Ball '
Team at Wakpala, S. D.
Wakpala, S. D., April 4. (Spe
cial.) A baseball association has
been organized here and a team will
be placed in the field, with F. L.
Somers, manager, and H. J. Schmitz.
trejsurer. The business men will
give the team strong financial sup
Bennington Base Ball
Fans Organize Team
Bennington, Neb., April 4. (Spe
cial.) Bennington base ball fans
have organized a club for the com
ing season and would like to schedul
games with Omaha and other state
teams, starting April 17. For con
tests write William A. Witte, man
ager, Bennington base ball team. ,
Ccnterville Expects -
Big Tennis Season
Centcrvillc, S. D., April 4. l.ocai
tennis players have reorganised for
the season. The sport promises to
become popular during the summer.
THE BEE: OMAHA, TUESDAY. APRIL 5. 1921.
been driving in Ralph De Palma
style for nine years and has a cup
which he won for winning succes
The Oshkosh speed demon will
compete at the Ak-Sar-Bcn field
lie is dealer for the Buick, Hud
son and G. M. C. trucks at- Osh
kosh, Neb.' Rhiley was formerly
with the Andrew Murphy concern
of this city.
B- SI Sk '
in tir-tiAht package. Alao obtainable
in round tins of SO, vacuvm-aeaJed.
Tells How He Runs
Broke 220-Yard Record by
Keeping His Legs Ahead
Los Angeles, April 4. Charles
Paddock, University of Southern
California sprint king, who just
broke the world's record for the 220
yard dash, explained today how he
managed to become the "speediest
man on the face of the earth."
"There' is no secret to it," he said.
"My success is attributable to good
condition and a powerful log drive.
"I run with my legs ahead of me,
not behind, as most men do. fo
develop a strong drive and a perfect
stride, 1 always try to keep my fect
and legs in front of'me. loo many
lunners make the mistake of throw
ing their bodies forward. The faster
they try to go, the more they tilt
themselves, and consequently they
lose their driving power."
Paddock said he believed that un
der favorable conditions he might be
able to equal his performance of last
Saturday at Berkley, when he cover
ed the 220 in 20 4-5 seconds. He ex
pects to run again on April 23. It
has not been definitely settled, he
said, whether on that date he will
compete in the relays at Drake Uni
versity in Iowa or against the Uni
versity of Washington at Seattle. The
following week he expects to take
part in the Pennsylvania relays.
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Base Ball Fans in
Nebraska; Read This
And Then Get Busy
Going to have a base ball team
in your town this season? You
are? Well, then why not tell the
other fans about your club?
The Omaha Dally Bee is going
to treat base ball just like it did
foot ball and basket ball. Publish
short stories about all the state
professional, semi-professional and
But here is what we want you
When your team plays a game,
wire the Sports Editor of The
Omaha Bee. In your wire give the
result of your game together with
the batteries and the name of tha
athletes who smacked out a
homer, if any were made. Wire
the results collect to the Bee and
we'll do the rest.
Let the other fellow know
what your team is doing. Wire
the Sports Editor of The Omaha
Bee and we'll tell 'em through
the columns of our sports pages.
Annual Meeting of
Lincoln, Neb., April 4. (Special
Telegram.) The annual meeting of
the State Bowling association has
been postponed. President L. R.
Hammond of Fremont will call a
meeting on or before April 24, for
the election of officers) and selec
tion of place for the 1922 tourney.
Omaha and Fremont are bidding
for the 1922 tournament.
- the flavor
and the blend cant be
Derrill Pratt Wants
To Secure His Release
From Michigan Uni
Ann Arbor, Mich., April 4. Der
rill Pratt, coach of the Michigan
base ball nine, finally has succumbed
to the offers made by President
Frazee of the Boston Red Sox. Pratt
wants to secure his release from
Michigan so that he can join the
Red Sox at a salary said to be $12,
500 a year for a two-year contract.
After a lengthy meeting of the
board of control of athletics held
Saturday no definite decision was
reached as to whether Pratt would
be allowed to accept the Boston of
fer or not.
Ralph Alexander to
Box Hughie Walker
Kansas City, Mo., April 4. Ralph
Alexander, Waterloo heavyweif lit,
and Hughie Walker of Kansas City
will box 10 rounds at Centerville, la.,
on the night of April 19. Both box
ers are well known in this stale and
they are sure to draw a big house at
Archie Amnions, the hard-hitting
Marshalltown welterweight, and Rud
Lacey of Waterloo will box eight
rounds in the semi-windup.
College Coach Is Offered
' Job by Wilbert Robinson
Boston. April 4. Tom McCarthy,
base ball coach of Boston college
has been offered a contract with the
Brooklyn Nationals to become as
sistant to Manager Wilbert Robinson.
Wallace Banner to
Lead Maroon Team
University of Omaha Star
Foot Ball Player Fleeted
Captain for 1921.
Wallace Banner, backfield man on
the 1920 University of Omaha foot
l-nll team, lias been elected captain
of the 1921 squad. The captain-elect
was one of the star grid warriors
for the Maroons last season.
Leonard Strombrrt', guard on the
1921 University of Omaha basket
ball quintet, has been elected cap
tain of the northern! hoopsters for
next season. Strombeig played a?
guard last season and was one ol
the best players on the Maroon
The 1921 Maroon basketeers plow
ed through the season with no leader
as Jack Beacom, who was elected
captain at the close of the 1920 sea
son, left school before the .basket
ball season this year.
Coach Ernie Adams announced
last night that the university will
not be represented by a base ball
team this season.
The foot ball and basket ball cap
tains were elected at a banquet giv
en in honor of the Maroon gridsters
and hoopsters Saturday night.
Organize Tennis Club
Canistota, S. V., April 4. (Spe
cial.) A tennis club has been organ
ized here and courts will be iiticd
up on grounds which have been do
nated by Hardy Van Wot rt.
& Myers Tobacco CO.
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