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    THP BEE: OMAHA. SUNDAY, MAY 3. 1921.
Up-to-Bate News and Gomip of Interest to Sport Fans
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50 New Players
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Stay In Majors
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Veterans Fast Passing Out
Both Leagues Carrying
Many New Men Giants
: Have Young Team.
New York, May 7. A baic ball
expert says that according to present
indications bU new players will be
able to stick in the major leagues,
I his number of promising young
sters is about equally divided be
Uveen the National and American
circuits. As the big leagues, com
bined, usually carry in the neighbor
hood of 400 men' during the life of
the pennant races, it can be easily
secn how the oldsters are gradually
passing out of fast company. At the
present rate at least half of the regu
lars now enjoying popularity and
drawing handsome salaries will have
been, replaced by young bloods at the
end of the 1924 campaign.
Manager McGraw of the Giants
I.as taken on five players from the
minors, who appear to be reasonably
.sure of being retained all season.
They are Outfielders Walker and
Brown, Third- Baseman Rapp,
Catcher Gaston and Pitcher Ryan.
Ever Also Keeps Five.
Johnny Evers, the ' Cubs' leader,
has decided to keep five new comers
Pitchers Freeman and thceves,
rirst Baseman Grimes and Oot
fielders Mai.se! and Twombley,
Georcc Gibson, the Pirates' manager,
is thoroughly satisfied with Infielders
J tcrney and Barnhart,' also Pitchers
lellowhorsc and Glazner.
Pat Moran of the Cincinnati Reds
will cling to Second Baseman ron-
seca, Third Baseman Bohne and
Catcher Hargraves, Branch Rickey
of the Cardinals, says that Second
Baseman Torporcer, Outfielder Muel
ler and Pitchers Pcrtica and Riviere
will not be released.
Bill Donovan, who is tryin'g to re
construct the Phillies, already has
shot a fine young catcher in Bruggy
and a sensational shortstop in Park
inson, a Trenton semi-professional.
Braves Have Some.
. The Boston Braves are .carrying
several colts, the best of hom seem
to be Catcher Gibson and Pitchers
Cooney and Morgan, who soon may
attract attention in National league
games.
Manager Gleason of the Chicago
White Sox, is using more young
players regularly than any of the
other American league team leaders.
Glcason's new shortstop, Ernie John
son, once was .a member of the
Browns, but First Baseman Sheely,
Outfielders Mostil and Talk, Thjrd
Baseman Mulligans-Catcher Yaryan
and Pitchers Morris, McWeeney and
Mulrenan all are playing in the John
son circuit for the first time.
Lee Fohl, who is handling the
Browns, is hanging on to Second
Baseman Glcason, Third Basemen
Lee and Lamb. Outfielder Wetzel
.md Pitcher Kolp.
Detroit's new players who have
met with Ty Cobb's approval are
First Baseman Blue, Third Basemen
Huber and Hale, together with
-Pitchers Stewart, Sutherland, Cole
Snd Middlcton.
Speaker Works Fast.
Tris Speaker, manager of the
World Champion Cleyejands, already
has developed Riggs Stephenson of
the Uniycrsity of Alabama, into a
splendid second baseman and hitter.
( Speaker also will keep Pitchers Petty
'and Odenwald.
First Baseman Brazil!, Outfielder
Frank Walker, Catcher Johnny Wal
ker and several pitchers are sure of
permanent engagements wjth Can
ute Mack's Athletics,
Outfielder Hawks, Pitcher Picrcey
and Iniiclder Mitchell are the Yan
kees' uc wplayers who probably will
be kept on the payroll.
The Washington club's colts arc
Foss, an infielder; Miller, an outfield
er, and . Brottcuu 'a' catcher, who
once received a short trial with the
Cardinals.
With a few exceptions, McGraw
is building up a comparatively young
team of Giants. He is looking into
the feiture and may not be compelled
to make radical changes in the line-
up, outside of the batteries, for three
or four years, if not longer. .
Burns Only Veteran.
George Kelly, Frank Frisch, Dave
Bancroft, Ross Young. Ed Brown,
Curtis Walker and Earl Smith have
just "borken in,"' one might say.
Papp is not a kid in point of age,
but he is a fine player and has sev
eral years to spend in the Giants'
Burns, still the best left
fielder in the game, is a veteran, in
fact, the only one on the team, ex
cepting the pitchers, of whom Doug
las, Toney, Sallee and Benton can-
'not last forever. But Barnes,
Nehf and Ryat still have a long
time to serve the New York club.
Catchers Snyder , aud ' Gonzales,
' now in their prime, have a promis
ing understudy in Gaston. Mean
while the fact must not be lost sight
of that McGraw has attached strings
to valuable recruits who are gaining
s needed experience in the minors,
while his sharp-eyed scouts are look
ing for other hidden stars.
Pirates Are Strong.
v It may be well at this stage not
to underestimate the strength of the
Pirates. Manager Gibson is driving
,them along at a lively rate, and they
are beginning to set Pittsburgh on
fire. Gibson, has put the veteran
George Cutshaw back on second and
has moved the sensational "Cotton"
Tierney over to third, to supplant
young Barnhart.
Maranville is the. life of the Pirates'
infield, as, everybody expected. The
Rabbit is ''playinar the game of his
life" and is inspiring the other mem
bers of the team. Gibson Is getting
some high class pitching from Coop
er.' Hamilton, Ponder and Carlson,
while Bab Adams, as soon as hot
weather sets in, will have to be
reckoned with.
Carl Mays, who has won three
straight games, is the Yankees'
pitching ace. But Huggins needs the
valuable strategy of Bob Shawkey
to keep his team at or near the top.
, (juinn, Hoyt, Piercey, Collins and
Harper may pitch well now and then,
but Huggins should have plenty of
first class box work right now,
Fighting Fans Buy !
Many Fight Seats j
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Apply for $25,000 Worth of;
Tickets Great Interest
fa Match.
New York, May 7. A' surprising
amount of interest is being shown in
the Dempsey-Carpcntler fight, even
though it is two months off. For
some time past Promoter Tex Riek
ard has been receiving requests for
seat reservations, but these have
come from persons known as regular
fight fans here in New York. They
represent a considerable amount of
money, but is the steady flow of let
ters and telegrams whitta lias been
pouring into Rickard's dike in
Madisou Square Garden, since Jer
sey Lity was named as battle
ground, which indicates that the
bout is likely to prove a record
breaker in point of attendance.
These applications are from all
parts of the country, from cities, vil
lages and hamlets. The demand
for cho'ice seats from Canada tops
them all at this early date. Rickard
can hardly understand if unless it
reflects the desire of some Canadians
to stage the fight when the promoter
was in the market for ibids tor it..
bo far seats totaling about $25,000
have been applied for by sp.orts from
across the border. Carpentier is a
big favorite among the French'Cana-
dians, and it is said they will back
him to a man to beat Dempsey. It
is even said that no matter what the
odds on the fight are now in this sec
tion, the Frenchmau is regarded as
an even money chance jn Canada.
English Criticize
Tennis Selections
Challenging Nations for Davis
Cup Having Hard Times
Pieking Teams.
New York, May 7 The sclec
tion of players to represent the chal
lenging nations jn the international
matches for the Davis cup is creat
ing lively discussion in some quar
ters. In Japan the lawn tennis of
ficials are busily engaged in pulling
wires so mat enzo snimiazu, wno
is now in Calcutta, may secure a six
months leave of absence" to take his
place on the court beside Ichiya Ku-
magae in this country.
t storm of criticism has burst
forth in England over the, selections
it made itself manifest a few davs
ago when b, M. a. i-isher. a famous
New Zealand player, who has re
sided a number of years in England,
was requested to participate in the
test matches the outcome of which
would determine the final selection of
the four nominations for the British
Isles team. Fisher nroiHDtly de
clined, stating that his reason was
based upon his lack of confidence in
the selection committee and its judg
ment.
Fisher, who formerly held an of
ficial position in the Australian asso
ciation, came bodly forth in an open
letter which has threatened an up-
leaval in the British Lawn Uenjns
association,
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Fall Grid Quarters
At Military Camp
The Columbia university eleven of"
vew York will do its preliminary
training next September at a foot
ball camp to be established near
New York by Coach Buck p'Neill.
O'Neill ison a search of suitable
sites within a radius of 50 miles of
Gotham.
Columbia elevens have enjoyed the
benefits of such camps in the past,
but not since the gridiron sport was
brought back to life on Momingside
Heights in 1915.
The site most favored is Camp
Vail, at Lake Silver, N. J., about
40 miles from New York. Camp !
Vail is an aviation field, with a large
body of soldiers quartered there now.
If Columbia completes its present
tentative arrangements, the foot tall
squad wU Jive in one pt the soioicr
barracks. '
Ralph Stephens Trims
Albert Cafin, 35 to 27
Ralph Stephens, former state
champion billiard player, handed Al
bert Cahn, Omaha Athletic club
champ, his first defeat in the three
cushion championship tournament,
being held at the Academy parlors,
last night when he trimmed the vet
eran cue wiclder in a close game by
the score of 35 to 27. .
As a result of Stephens' victory
another game must be played to de
cide the winner of the $100 first place
prize. The game will be played Tues
day night. . - '
Fans Predict That "Babe" Ruth Will
Wallop 75 Homers This Year
New York, May 7. If "Babe"
Ruth maintains anything like his
present pace he undoubtedly will
shatter last year's record of 54 home
runs. Last season May 11 arrived
before he had hit a home run. In
April this year he collected four in
a i"ey days. It looks like a big year
for him. The Babe himself is confi
dent he will surpass his mark of
190. He aim? now to hit at least 60
homers, but he won't be one bit
surprised if he should go beyond
that number. He has found the spring
pitching very much to his liking. His
eye is as keen as ever, if not keener.
His timing is well nigh perfect. He
gets a tremendous drive into his bat
One thing is certain. Ruth has not
gone back in hitting. He may be
somewhat overweight. He may be
a trifle slower on the hoof, but just
a trifle. His batting, however, is
just as powerful as it was last year
and unless rival pitching improves
Waiting for one of his liking.
Charlie White To
Marry Northwestern
University Co-Ed
Chicago, J11., May 7. Charlie
White, the veteran Chicago light
weight, will be marrieel June 7
to Miss Stella J. Schinners, a
Northwestern university co-ed.
White is recovering from an op
cration and intends to re-enter
the ring early in July.
Fownes Attempting .
To Persuade . Herron
To Enter Tourney
New York, Mav 7. Word . has
been received that W. C. Fownes.
jr., captain of the team which will
go abroad to compete in the British
amateur golf championship tourna
ment, has not yet given up hopes of
getting S. Davidson Herron on his
lineup. Fownes is working hard to
impress upon Herron the necessity of
his making the trip, especially since
Fownes himself, because of a bad
shoulder, will not be able to play.
The Oakmont veteran had also
been counting on Harpld W'eber of
Ohio to make the tfip, but only a
few days ago he got word from
Weber that his wife was ill and that
he would not be able to go. Georg;
Rotan of Texas is going.
jack Britton Turns
Down Large Offer
Milwaukee, Wis., May 7. Jack
Britton, welterweight champion box
er, turned down an offer of $10,000
and a percentage which, it was ex
pected' would have netted over $15,
()00, to box, "Pinky" Mitchell of Mil
waukee in a 15-round itle contest
July 4, according to Tom Andrews,
local promoter? ' ,
According to Andrews, Britton de
clined the offer on the plea that he
could get as much money in the east
for the same match and for 10 rounds
with no decision.
Mitchell went through a.lO-round
no decision contest against Britton
jn Milwaukee a few months ago and
while the majority of the sporting
writers credited Britton with a shade,
some thought Mitchell entitled to an
even break.
To Raise World's
Championship Flag
' Cleveland, O., May 7. The world's
championship pennant won by the
Cleveland Americans last fall, wjll
be hoisted to the top of the flag pole
at Punn field here on May H with
appropriate ceremonies. Washington
will be the opposing team and sev
eral base ball notables are expected
to attend. The American league
championship pennant was raised re
cently.
50 per cent, he will reach his old
home run mark before August 1.
Pitcher Rommcll discussed Ruth
the other day. He said:
. "There is no doping Ruth. I.
thought I had it on him. If you re
member the first time he faced me, I
made him hit a dinky little tap to
first. Then I gave him everything
I had jn the third, but he crossed
me on that high wide ball and hit
it a mile. There's no telling what
he'll do. He's just a great natural
hitter with an uncanny eye and more
power in his swing than ny other
player in the history of the national
game."
And it is sate to say all ether
pitchers who have yielded home runs
to the" "Babe" agreed with Rommel!.
Yes, indeed, Ruth is hitting as well
as ever.
Some fans believe that Ruth will
make a record ot 75 homers this
year.
Knights of the Home Run
"Babe" Ruth giving it a ride
Great Blue Herons
Visit to
Halsey, Neb-, May 7. The Great
Blue Herons ate back. Two colonies
of these big, awkward looking, long
legged bluish-colorpd birds have ar
rived at their summer homes in the
sandhills of Nebraska and may be,
seen daily standing in the shallow
water of the Middle Loup river be
tween Dunning and Thedford on the
lookout for fish to come within reach
of their long sharp beaks attached
to the end of a correspondingly long
neck.
The great Blue Herons form an
interesting feature in the way of bird
life in western Nebraska.
Visit State Often.
A large number of these birds, or
ganized into two colonies, 'have been
coming here for many years to spend
their summers. For the same num
ber of years they have been using
as .meeting places two clumps . cf
native hackberry trees, one located
about three miles back in the rough
hills south of the, Middle Loup, and
the other colony about the same
distance north of the Dismal river.
The Great Blue Herons, along
with all other birds and a small baud
of white-tailed deer, are the pets of
iay Higgins, supervisor of the Ne
raska National forest near here. It
is on the national forest these birds
and deer make their homes.
Kind to Animals,
" The birds and deer are given every
protection by the fore6t service em
Brooklyn Home of
Famous Trophy of
Soccer Once More
New York, May 7. For the, sec
ond year in the history of the na
tional challenge cup. emblematic of
the chamnionshio of the United
States, this much coveted prize willithat toe hold.
r.na a resting-piace m vireaier at:w
York. The Borough of Brooklyn
will be the home of this famous
trophy of soccer.
Robins Dry Dock of Brooklyn by
defeating Soullion Steel, of St. Louis
at Fall River, Mass., returned the
cup once more to the east. Last
season the Ben Millers of St. Louis,
Mo., got possession by defeating the
Fall River Rovers of Quincy, Mass.,
and this season a strong representa
tive team from the same city made
a strong effort to retain it in the
west for another period.
Elimination Boxing
Tourney Probable
Cleveland. O.. Mav 7. A elimi
nation tournament to reduce the field
of featherweight contenders for
Chamnion Johnny Kilbane s title is
under consideration by local promot
ers. Kilbane was victorious in a simi
lar tournament nine years ago when
he won the championship from Abe
Attell. after eliminating Frankie Con-
ley, Benny Coster and Joe- Kivers,
the latter by a knoclcout.
Anions: those considered as logical
opponents in a championship content
are Andy Chaney. Danny Frush,
Sammy ieger, Buly JJcl oe and
Charley Beecher.
O'Keefe To Battle
Freedman of Chicago
Chicago, May 7. Dennis O'Keefe,
the Chicago welterweight, who has
been unable to box for several
months due to fractured hands, will
return to the ring May 13, meeting
Sailor Freedman of Chicago, in a 10
round contest at Kenosha, Wis.
Jack Britton to
Box Johnny Tillman
Des Moines, la., May 7. Jack
Britton, welterweight champion,
and Johnny Tillman of Minneapolis
have been matched for a 10-round
match here May 17, Tommy Ryan
announced today.
and off for his circuit of bases.
Make Annual
Nebraska Sandhills
ployes at the Bessey nursery. Each
year the Blue Herons return to their
old home to nest and rear their
young.
Last year, Mr. Higgins says, the
Hord company which has been
grazing a large number of cattle in
the surrounding hills, fenced off one
of the clumps of trees used by the
the birds to protect the nests of eggs
and young birds from the live stock
which in rubbing on the trees vigor
ously shake them, to the detriment
of the eggs.
The nests, which are rather crude
looking affairs, made of coarse sticks
and grass, are retouched each season
by the addition of a little new ma
terial. The same nests have been
used so long that the Hackberry
trees which ordinarily have a very
symmetrical shape, have been flat
tened, bent, and are more or less
stunted from the weight of the nu
merous nests and continued use by
the birds.
Live on Fish,
At present the birds are nesting.
The eggs are about the size of
clucks' eggs and are of a delicate
greenish blue color. The birds sub
sist largely upon fish, which they
hnd m the shallow waters ot the
Middle Loup and Dismal rivers ad-
lacent to the rleronry.
After the young birds are reared
and the cool days of fall arrive, the
sandhills are deserted by the colony
for the warmer regions of the south,
Why The Seconds
At Mat Matches?
Queries Old Fan
l notice that they propose as a
reform in wrestling to bar the head-
lock," said ohe 01 those fans who
long have followed the grappling
game. "While they are about it
they might as el slip the hook to
lhat hold, m my
opinion, is even worse ana never
should have been permitted. How
ever, it is about time that something
was done to place the sport on a
more scientific basis and abolish all
the disagreeable features in connec
tion with it.
"One thing which they surely
ought to abolish is those senseless
seconds at wrestling matches. Why
a second at a wrestling match? I
never could quite make that out.
You have seen him march down the
'aisle accompanying a wrestler to the
ringside and there his service ends.
The wrestler goes to work with
his opponent, and while it might last
several hours the second just stands
near the corner with nothing to do
but take up valuable space and ob
struct the view of the faithful who
pay the" tariff at these contests."
Princeton Tiger
Will Go Sailing
Edgar Palmer, donor of the Pal
mer Memorial stadium at Princeton
university, recently attended the
launching at Boston of the three
masted steel auxiliary schooner Guin
evere, the largest sailing boat added
to the American yachting fleet in
more than a decade. The figurehead
for the craft will be the. image of
the Princeton tiger.
Frank Troeh Winner
Of 120 Target Shoot
Portland, Ore., May 7. Frank M.
Troeh, Vancouver, Wash., won high
gun honors in the 120 target event
at the opening of the 37th annual
tournament of the sportsmen asso
ciation o.f the northwest here yester
day. He" scored 119. He also estab
lished the longest finished run of the
day with a record of 83 straight.
McCarthy and Murphy Draw.
Portland, Ore., May 7. Johnny
McCarthy, San Francisco welter
weight, and Frankie Murphy of Den
ver, fought a 10-round draw here
last niirht. The San Franciscan led
Vn the early rounds of the battle,
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GEORGE KELLY (Above)
Giants' first baseman.
SAM RICE (Below)
Washington's outfielder.
Tribune Photos.
Indiana Co-Eds Form
Base Ball Teams
Bloomiuglon, Ind., May 7. Indi
ana university co-eds have taken up
base ball aud are making serious
effort to organize class teams.
Helen Coblentz and Marjorie
Hull, coaches, have announced rcg
ulation rules will be followed with
a possible revision of that pertaining
to stealing home. Just what the
objection is has not been explained;
neither has a likely change in the
playing code been advanced.
Four girls have shown exceptional
style on the pitching mound. Doro
thy Simering, Hazel Spencer, Ruth
Baker and Grace Stanton have de
veloped control and have proved
effective in the training games. Kath-
enne Vansick.and Henrietta Kosen
thai are the "Babe Ruths" of the
candidates.
Just how far the girls intend to
go with their base ball proclivities
has not been announced. Neverthe
less, they have acquired a liking for
the national pastime and play the
game seriously and strenuously.
Students, faculty and Bloomington
residents have become interested in
the girls' playing' and a. big crowd
daily attends the practices.
Two Boston Boxing
Clubs Bidding for
r . it n
, netum nerman uo
New York, May 7. There are two
clubs in Boston now bidding for the
return battle between Pete Herman
of New Orleans and Young Mon
treal of Providence, which will be
staged next week. The lads fought
such a great fight in their first con
test there some weeks ago that the
fight fans are asking the different
clubs to have them clash again. The
clubs after the go are the newly
organized Boston Arena A. C. and
the Armory A. A., which staged
their first scrap. ' The club that of
fers the biggest inducement will get
the go.
Comenius, Girls' School
Ties Cass School
The Comenius school girls' base
ball team played a 12 to J2 tie with
the Cass club at the Cass grounds
yesterday afternoon.
Evelyn Bellinger, pitcher for
Comenius, hurled a good game."
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Paddock Is Only Holder of
Four World's Records and
Joint Possessor of Two Others
New York, May 7. Charley Pad
dock's sprinting feat, accomplished
at Redland, Cal., on April 23, un
der conditions that are said to have
been most exacting, means that his
name will go down on the Afhateur
Athletic union's record boolcs as a
joint holder in the 100-yard dash
mark, and a lone holder of the 220
yard, 200-meter, ' 200-yard and 300-
meter distance.
Bob Weaver of Los Angeles, pres
ident of the Amateur Athletic union
of the United States, took the trou
ble to run up to Redlands to see
Paddock perform, and will doubt
less add his affidavit to those of the
timers and other officials that han
dled the meet in which the Olympic
champion gave Father Time such
a terrific jolting.
It is interesting to note that one
of the records that Paddock is cred
ited with smashing was that for the
00-yard run a mark of 30 3-5 sec
onds, made by Bcnnie Wefers, at
Travers Island in 1896. This mark,
though made on a track that is none
too fast and around a big field, was
one of the most respected on the A.
A. U, list and the fact that Paddock
beat it by the best part of four
yards, indicates the tremendous
speed that the Californian has de
veloped. In view of the wondcrtul set ot
performances that he accomplished
at Redlands pn April 23 there is
hardly a doubt that Ihc A. A. U.
record committee w.V. allow Pad-
deck one of the ma:ks of 204-5 sec-1
Javelin Throwers
Enter Chicago Meet
Americans to Get Men Pre
pared in This Event for
Next Olympic.
Chicago, May 7. The national
track and field meet which will be
held in Chicago, June 18, will bring
together the best collection of jave
line throwers in the history of ath
letics in this country.
The defeat of the American javelin
throwers in the recent Olympic
games has evidently spurred college
throwers to greater activity, and al
ready a number of conference records
have been brokeu in various sec
tions of the country. Some of the
best records so far this season are as
follows: McBce, Baker college, 157
feet, S inches; Tuck. University of
Oregon, 187 feet; Curtis, Oberlin
college, 16S feet, 7 inches; Zimmer
man, University of south Dakota,
185 feet, and Whitlow of the same
school, 170 feet; Mahan, Texas A.
and M.j 186 feet, 6 inches; Brede
University of Illinois, 18S feet; Ma
jors, University ot California, lea
feet; Hoffman, University of Mich
igan, 182 feet; Miller, Purdue Uni
versity, 178 feet; Dunne, University
of Michigan, 181 feet; Patrick, Uni
versity of Minnesota, 177 feet; Sundt,
University of W isconsin, 164 feet.
The Missouri Valley conference
has added the javelin throw to the
list of events for the Missouri Valley
conference meet this .year and In
ternational Collegiate American
Amateur Athletic association has
announced that next year they will
add the javelin throw to their pro
gram.
The javelin throw is a compara
tively uew event in American sports
and this accounts lor the poor rec
ords in the past. This year, how
ever, should sec all of the past
American records bettered.
Report That Kauf f
Is Practicing Daily
Benny Was Ordered Out of
Base Bali Until He Could
Clear Himself.
New York, May 7. Hugh S. Ful-
lerton says that Benny Kauff, who
was ordered out of base ball until
he can clear his name of the ac
cusations raised against him, is back
on the scene. He has been attend
ing the grames at the Polo grounds
and practicing on the same held wuh
the Giants m the workouts.
The presence of Kauff on the Polo
grounds after the decision of Judge
Landis has raised a question ot his
status in base ball and of the atti
tude of the Giant management to
ward him. Judge Landis, after in
terviewing Kauff, recommended that
he should not rejoin the team dur
ing the spring training, but wait un
til his innocence of the charge of
theft of an automobile be established.
It is reported that Judge Landis
is in possession of the evidence re
garding Kauff's connection with the
world's series scandal of 1919. He
has at least one affidavit stating that
Kauff was the person who ap
proached Arnold Rothstein with a
proposition regarding the series. In
his decision in the Kauff matter
the head of base ball made no ref
erence to the alleged connection of
Kauff with the Reds-White Sox
scandal.
Says Tobin Most
Scientific Batsman
Cleveland, O., May 7. Pitcher
James Bagby, who led all pitchers
in organized base ball last year with
31 victories for the Cleveland Amer
ican league team; thinks Johnny To
bin, right fielder with St. Louis, k
the most scientific batsman in th
country and a worthy successor to
Willie Keeler, who led the National
league in 1897 with a batting aver
age of .432.
Bagby says Tobin has the ability
to hit the ball as far as other heavy
hitters, can bunt more skillfully than
most of them and places his hits
with more accuracy than any other
player in the American league.
onds and 21 seconds fiat, which. hi
made at the Stanford university a.ic
Univers.'ty of California meets, re
spectively. Such a turn will bring
to Paddock the ciedit f being lh
sole Polder of four standard world's
sprint marks the 220 yards, 200
meters, 300 yards, and 300 meters
as well as a joint holder of the 100
yard mark of 9 3-5 seconds. -
The Californians 'will doubtless
give Paddock another fling at the
record list while he has his record
speed edge. The best performances
of 150 and 200 yards are pie for the
Olympic lOO-roeter champion in his
present mood. The former mark,
144-5 seconds by C. Sherrill and J.
Owen and the double century, 20
seconds flat, by Wendell Baker,
Faddock can beat by yards on any
good day.
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Modest Violets,
Unsung By Fans
Win Ball Game
Eddie Murphy is One of Best
Sox Assets Case of Fuhr,
Former Omaha Pitcher,
Illustrates Point.
Some of the men most valuable to
a major league base ball team seldom
appear 111 tne oox
scores, except as
pinch hitters, and
some of them not
at all. They are
the modest violets
of the diamond,
the unsung heroes
of many a battle.
Yet some of them
arc more valuable
in a way to a team
than even a Babe
Ruth.
It's true they
do not individual
ly attract as many
dollars to the ball
parks as does the
mighty Tarzan,
but some of them
SDDTB MURPHT.
TRIBUNB Fhota.l
enable their teams to draw a lot of
patronage by winning ball games in
ways that the average rooter wots
nothing of.
Eddie Murphy Is Example.
Only philosophers dote on the ab
stract. The base ball fan demands
concrete illustrations as well as
grand stands.. In the dugout of
nearly every big league team is
such an individual, and most of the
time he stays there. To select one
of them, most familiar to Chicago
fans, we will tell the world some
thing about Eddie Murphy of the
White Sox.
Never a brilliant performer on the
field, Murphy has made a wide repu
tation as a pinch hitter. That, how
ever, is not his chief value to the
Gleason tribe. Murphy is one of the
clofest and most successful students
of inside base ball, particularly in
doping out pitchers.
A couple of springs ago the While
Sox went from Detroit to Cleveland
and found the home papers blazoning
in big type with photos the fact that
George Uhle, unbeaten sand lot re
cruit from the home town, was going
to pitch for the Indians against the
Gleasohs. Uhle's previous work had
put him in line to become the find of
the year.
"Find" Uhle in Eighth.
For seven innings the White Sox
got only one soft and tender little
scratch hit off Uhle the phenomenon.
But in the eighth they suddenly be
gan to whale the ball all over the
premises, and a relief pitcher had to
be sent in to finish the round.
To the grieving Cleveland fans
that meant only that Uhle had weak
ened under the strain and lost his
cunning. They had not seen one Ed
ward Murphy squatting inconspicu
ously on the edge of the Sox coop
or coaching on the third base line.
For those seven innings Murphy
had been studying that young phe
nomenon with his blue eyes, which
Lave the keeness of an eagle. And
those trained optics discovered that
Uhle did not deliver his fast ball
and his curve with the same motion.
There was a slight difference in
the swing of his arm.
Knew What Was Coming.
The Sox waited and watched until
they were sure of it. Then they
were able to take a toe hold and wal
lop anything he put over the plate,
because they not only knew what it
was but whether it would be over the
pan or not.
I he same thing happened to Oscar
Fuhr, a Cub rookie, and formor
Omaha pitcher, recently in :i
game with Pittsburgh. Fuhr finished
game for Martm and was doing
magnificently with his 'southpaw
stuff until some modest violet on
the Pirate side doped out his detiv- ,
ery, and then nine runs after two
men were out in the ninth.
But to return to Murpby. He has
made such a study of pitchers that it
is a pastime with him when on the
road to stage an imitation of the
various slabmen before his team
mates, sometimes while they are
dressing in the clubhouse, sometimes
while they are loafing after dinner in
secluded spot outside or inside
their hotel.
Knows All Slab Styles.
Eddie (or Mike, as he often is
called) can imitate the pitching mo
tions of scores of slabmen, right or
left handed, so well that his team
mates will guess 90 per cent of thera
correctly.
And that is why Murphy is a good
pinch hitter. If he has seen the pitch
er whom he is facing long enough to
learn his delivery, Edward can make
that pitcher put the ball over the
plate for him, or else get a base on
balls, and when he docs swing at a,
ball he usually knows what's bn it.
Even then, no living batsman can
hit it safely always.
Lynch Beats Moore
Louisville, Ky., May 6. Joe
Lynch, bantamweight champion, de
feated Pal Moore of Memphis, in a
12-round bout here tonight
The 12th and final round saw
Lynch trying hard for a knockout.
AUCTION SALE
Gattod
Saddle
Horses
Our first annual auction sale
of thirty 3 and S gaited pies
sure and show saddle horses will
be held at Ak-Sar-Ben field,
Omaha, on May 21st at J.:30 p.
m. All of these horses are from
the Peters' Stable and were
trained by our ,xprt riders.
We have just the horse you are
looking for. Be sure and at
tend. Write or wire for com
plete information.
M. C. PETERS MILL CO.
Omaha, Neb.
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