Evening public ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, April 15, 1915, Night Extra, Page 10, Image 10

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Pennock's Work Against Red Sox Notable in Baseball
Annals Case of Pastorius Recalled Murphy Was
Once Third Baseman Baker's Probable Return.
A fllcher's drenm was shattered when u misty Mile lioiimlor csonpeil
Lnjoio's grasp nnd permitted Harry Hooper to rcneli first safely, ntter two inuti
had been retired In the ninth InnliiK of the opening mune here of the 1310
American Lcasuo season, l-'or elRht and two-thirds IiiiiIiirh Iterli I'mnwU, tho
youthful southpaw, held Hoston helpless nnd It seemed u ccrtttimy that IVnitocU
would realize tho ambition that Is dear to nil pitchers.
Hooper, a left-handed hitter, was at tho hat and the crowd was preparing nil
oVatlon for the youngster, who was to enrte his name In the hall of fame, when
Hooper tapped a slow bounder through tho bdx. I'eiinooh stood routed tit the
spot and made no attempt to Held the ball, evidently thinking It would he ray
for Lnjole.
Tho ball took a nitsty hop and liji.e made one desperate attempt to Held
the ball with his bare hand to make a hurried play, because Hooper Is too fast n.
man to Catch without a perfect piny on such a hit. The ball struck Larry's hand
uid bounded ofT to one side, while Hooper renched first easily.
I.ajoic Takes Ultimo for Pennock's Misfortune
Almost everybody In Shlbo Park shouted to the scorers' box asking that the
play be scored nn error, but this was Impossible, as much as the scribes were
rooting for I'ennock to perform what Is generally cnlled "tho pitcher's dream."
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holding tho opposing team hltless, only to havo the record marred, but never
wns a hit more of a fluke than Hooper's.
After the game most of the Athletics, anxious to see Petimick gain a place In
tho baseball "hall of fame," Insisted that the play should have been scored an
error, nnd Lajolo himself said that It should not be counted a lilt.
'I could have got Hooper If 1 had fielded the hall cleanly." said Kajole. "I
know Hooper Is a fnst man. but I had tho play timed right and ho would have
been out by a step. 1 should receive nn error and I'ennock should be credited
with a no-hit game."
Case of CJeortfe
misfortune to Ponnock recalls
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park in 1900, when George Pastorius, a southpaw pitcher, of Brooklyn, who hud
never been rated very highly, guvo a remarkable exhibition against the Phillies
for eight and two-thirds Innings.
In this game not a player reached first base until "Doc" .Muriel, a thl'rd
strlng catcher, of the Phillies, was sent in In bat for Lew Itlchlc, with two men
out. Martel swung on the first ball pitched and drovo it down to thu clubhouse
lor three bases. The next batter was retired, and the only mini to reach Mist
base was tho pinch hitter.
When the players reached tho clubhouse, Instead of praising .Martel, his team
mates roundly scored him for not deliberately striking out. and yet there Is
hardly a player In the game who would not have tried to lilt the hall. That is
Why baseball is above reproach. Martel said afterward that he was sorry to have
made tho hit. hut thni in, ut,ii. i,.,,t i.. ,.. i.i,....i.... i.. .... i t..i...,.i
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writer of baseball fiction, afterward wrote n story for the Saturday livening Post.
based on this Incident. The player was supposed to havo been driven from the
major leagues because of the dislike his. team-mates took to him after this con
test. Whether or not this is true, the fact remains that Martel soon drifted out
of baseball.
Hrcaks of Game With the Athletics
Even witli Pennock pitching such remarkable ball, It must be admitted that
tho victory of the Athletics was really a lucky otic. Moth the tallies were miulc
Without hitting a ball out or the Infield. Any tlmo runs come that easily, u club
must be favored with tho breaks of luck.
Ernie Shore, rated as one of the best young pitchers In the country, fulfilled
Cnrrigun's prediction that he would be a hard man for the champions to beat and
had the Macktnen guessing throughout. Manager Carrignn also contends that
Kutli and Carl Mays', his two recruits from Providence, have shown Just as well
as Shore this spring, If tills proves true, the Kcd Sox pitching staff will ho
well fortified.
In tho International League last season .Mays was considered a bolter twlrler
than Shore, but the hitter's work in the closing weeks of tho lflll season In tho
American League gave him the preference over Mays and Itutli this spring.
Eddie Murphy Originally a Third Unscman
Tho final selection of Eddie Murphy yesterday to fill Frank Maker's position
nt third was ridiculed by many tans, but Manager Mack knew that Murphy could
take care of the position. Eddlo Murphy was brought here from Italtimoic as
an outfielder, but his origlnnl position wns third base. Murphy ployed third base
nt Scranton, and was to have played tho same position at Maltimorc until Fritz
Malsel, now with tho Yankees, won that post In tho spring training season of
1912. When Maisel was finally selected for the position, .luck Uiinn switched
Murphy to tho outfield, In order to make use of Murphy's exceptional ability
With the bat unci on tho bases.
Kcturn of Frank Iiaker Seems Assured
Eddie Murphy will be played again this nfternoon at third baso that Is, it
Frank Iiaker does not get into harness by that time. Murphy played the third
station in good style yesterday, but tho fans and oven tho reticent Connio Mack
would be delighted to seo the "Truppo terror" In his new wlilto uniform this
, afternoon.
There Is not much doubt now but that Baker will be back, otherwlso ho
would never have allowed himself to be led around Shlbo Park yesterday by Ira
Furthermore, when tho contest wns over. Baker walked up the stairs to
Mack's private ofllcc, nnd It was noticed by several belated homo-goers that Mack
followed his third sacker up to his sanctum. That is taken to mean that the end
of Baker's holding-out is hero and that It will bo only a question of days before
the long-distance clouter is among his own once more.
Undoubtedly, Baker's presence on tho Athletics" payroll will mako a differ
ence in tlie work of tho club offensively. Whllo It is certain that cither Eddie
Murphy or Uube Oldrlng could be drilled Into n fielder to surpass Baker, drawing
either of them from tho outfield would mean tilling in with a weaker hitter.
Baker Is In fine shape at tho present time nnd ho is ready to go in and take his
stand at third or at tho bat at a moment's notice.
One of the questions which funs aro asking themselves is: Why litis Baker
come back If ho said be was. through with baseball? Tho idea Is that Baker
bcJieved that Connie Mack would coax him back with an Increase in salary.
Mack said he would not give Baker a penny moro than his contract called for
and that he would not make any Importunities to Ids erstwlillo star. Baker
remarked yesterday that he would bo willing to come back If ho were asked to
do so. He well knew that Mack would not it si: him, but he probably realized
that somo one else would. And he was right. Baker had scarcely set foot in
Shibe Parle when he was corralled by Ira Thomas. Tho matter is said to bo
FOR $100,000 DAMAGES
Champion Asks for Accounting on
Movie Agreement.
Heavyweight Champion Jess Wlllard, through
bis attorneys, yesterday entered In the county
clerk,'! office a summons and complaint in a
uit acalnat tha Universal Film Manufacturing
Company for $100,000 damages and an ac
counting. Wlllard alleged that on January 1 last or
thereabouts he entered Into an agreement with
tha defendant! (or the production by them of
a moving plctur? film entitled '"Jen WllUrd
In the Heart Punch." and aays that the do.
fendanta agreed to manufacture the film at
their own coat, to hill and book It, to pay him
a certain amount for each aim rented, 23 per
cent of receipts tor rentals and to render h'ra
weekly accountlnga.
Ha declared furthermore that the defendant,
to defeat tha terroa of the contract, purported
to make aalea of copies of the film to various
concerns affiliated with the defendant, but In
reality controlled or partly vetted In Interest
In the defendant Itself. These sales, he fa d,
were reported to be made at fictitious prices,
entirely disproportionate to the actual alue
of the nlrrn.
The tlOU.OU) Is asked as damages for brea, h
of contract, the allegations In the complaint
(Sting made on Inlormatlon and belief.
Pastorius Hccallcd
to mlntl a rrimin ulnveil nt the Phillies'
Now at Columbia, Will Enter Contest
NEW YOHK. April 15.-A little surprise
that Columbia had planned for Pennsylvania
when the pair meet, at Princeton Hamrday to
battle for the Intercollegiate Swimming League
cnamplonshlp was reiealed yesterday, when
Alee Wilson, mar diver of Yale In 101S, ap.
reared In the Mornlngslde Heights tanks for
When the Quaker team defeated Yale two
weeks ago Wilson resolved to get even. He
dropped his law books at Columbia and vol
unteered to dive for Couch Kennedy. He has
been practicing secretly ever since, and Is
now In splendid form. '
Princeton Elects Team Captain
per clasjea have elected the assistant manatera
tor nest ear's I'rinceton baseball and tiuck
Uams. Alvin Uehrer, of Oueena Uorough New
York, was chosen lor track, while C. V. Don
ahue, of Seattle, Wash., received the baseball
e'ectton. II. II. Hosklns, of llelrut, Snla. and
W D. Vandyke. Jr.. of Milwaukee, Wis.. 'were
second In the balloting, and were, tberefoie
chosen to manage the 11)11) freshman baseball
and track teams, respectively. All are mem
bers of the sophomoie cm.
'Mr-T"'"' V -'.V.t'..'' .-? inree up.
ohehwvJdstopto ,. N. I0U6HTTO 5S"7 5Nw
Tw VJ-n i-S 'aOM'iiHNrS y sgT- V. T 'y' FLOP WHEN HE.
V KLA a MflKESiTtooKA!. VT - .-S s&. "T. rtVT ? COLLIDED Vml
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Mrs. Gilbert A. Harvey
Wins First Place and Re
ceives Silver Cup From
Club Miss Phyllis
Walsh in Second Position
Tim lln.'il matfhest of tlir ttotitul Kuliln
tniiriiniiiciit licM nt tlio I'lillntlclpliln
C'liinitry (.'Itilr wcip plnycil off .vcslnrrltiy
itftci'inioit before nn interested sroup of
.Mrs. fillhcrt A. Ilnrvoy ennlly won
flrt pliieo itnil wim ptevniitril liy tho
flub with ii silver eu p. Second place was
I'lneoly fonlestPil liy .llsa IMiyllls Walsh
anil .Miss Sophie It. Nnriis, .Miss Walsh
llimlly dnfcittlNK her opponent. She, too,
waa pi-csseiiti'il with a silver etip.
The first team consists of Mrs. Har
vey, Miss Walsh. Miss Norlis, Mlsa
Small A. Halter an Mrs. S. Peinliortnn
Hutchinson, tin tho spcoiiO team are
Mrs. Thomas 1 IClwyn, Mis. Isaac II
Si Milliter, Jr., Mrs. Chillies S Km mini,
Mrs. Howard V. Lewis anil Mr.". Wil
liam M. Stowart. Jr.
The ilatea lor the Intercltib mulches
are as follows: Mny 11, Philadelphia
Country Club v.s. I'lilhulelplila CriekM
Cluh, nt St. Martin's; May it. liennnn
town Cricket Cluh vs. Klillaileliililn
Country Club, at I'.ala; May IS, I'hllailel
I hla Countiy Cluh vs. (icriiiantiiwn
Ciichct Club, nt Mnnhclm; llnv "I. Oir
mnntown Cliche! Club vs. Philadelphia
Ctickot Club, at St. Martin's; May 23.
Plitlailclpliiii Cricket Cluh vs. (iermiMi
1'iwii (Cricket Club, nt Manhelm; May ;'S.
Ihllailclphia Country Club vs. Philadel
phia Cricket Club, at Bala.
Coach Merritt, However, Round
ing Team Into Shape Track
Work at Radnor.
Although Pcnn Charter's baseball team
suffcic'i ilefeat at the hantls of Krienilb'
Central in tho opening Iiilerncademlc
I.eaRUo mnteli of the season liiht nook,
Coach Merritt, of the Little Quakers, be
lieves be lias tho boys playli.g together,
after the last week of rtrcnuoiut prac
tice. .Merritt Is of the opinion that IVnii
Charier will wade through the remainder
of the league's schedule und romp home
with tlie championship.
Willie the Infield and outer garden men
have been showing up well, Coach Mer
ritt's diflk'iilty lias been in developing n
good pitching staff nnd a backstop or two.
Hrown's work behind tlie bat tho last few
days has greatly encouraged Merritt and
lie has been working diligently with sev
eral .slab aspirants, whom ho Is trylns
cut to assist Captain Ouycr on the hill
Tomorrow afternoon, the Charter Pas
timers will meet Episcopal Academy In
the second match of tho league series nt
Queen l.vne. Merritt will start Guyor and
El own us his battery, hut he will send In
a relief twlrler In about the fifth Inning.
Tho loss of Alfred Smnlloy to tlie Ccti .
tral High School track team will be felt
by the crimson and gold .team this tea
son. He is one of the fastest sprinters
in local scholastic ranks and also n crack
running broad Jumper. Smalles-'s reason
for retiring tor the season Is because of
his scholastic conditions. It is probable
he will get back Into competition as soon
as he reaches tlie required mark in his
Track practice is tlie biggest sport at
Radnor High School Just now. Hunt and
Cornog aro being tried as nucleus for a
relay team. The latter Is an all-round
track and field star. lie Is a good man
In tlie sprints, distance events and also
field numbers.
Northeast High School's baseball play
ers proved conclusively in their contest
with Catholic High School that the red
and black batsmen are getting their eyes
on the pellet, Rldnath, Landberg, Sil
verman and Wilson each banged out a
brace of bingles. Keller again twirled
a corking game, allowing the purple and
gold willow wielders only four hits.
Vwi V
Lines to a IJox Score
Hamnil the money lual the cr; for knte,
llrimnil injunctions siimbMes courf
llrimnil .in mini) other things for sale.
Involving lentil sinettrs that reck with
Iteiniu! the off-near talk of this or Ihnt,
Of etlflhip uossin under winter's hooil.
Ilrinuimj uyiiin the smash of ball unit
jou oo7.- pretty pooil.
Willi the htnit of number campaign the
flttht for tho luttire of haf-cball Is now up
In I'll- bnllfibiyer. Thcie must be some
thing more than a romploln end to all
ibis legal Fci.nbb!lng, court business and
tails of high lliiiince. There must be an
f.niHft effort on the ptirt of the player
to show thai be It In the game for some
thing more than his salary: that he Is In
the same because he likes It. because he
unnts to win. And tho only way to prove
It is lo he on tho Job every minute,
hustling1 every Inch of tho wav.
If the average player Is only lu the
ciime for the kale he can draw" from It.
then ho is hitched ti a waning sport. The
ptiiinc nt large Is willing to realize that
business plnvs (pilte a pa it In the game's
uifilse-tip. Ilpt not entirely bubhiese. f
the destruction or sentiment continues as
It has Tor tho Inst year, the end of an
other 12 months will liml old Pastime
clamoring huslillv for n pulmotor and ,i
stretcher. If baseball Is to retnin Its grip
those who play It must hustle this season
as they never hustled heroic keep o
Irht condition and prove in other ways
thai the gatno has an additional lure
bes ond the fragrant odor of tho pay
As Carter Sees It
We were talking a day or two ago with
Dutch Cnrter, tho Yale star of other times
somewhat back, but still remembered.
"Baseball," said Colonel Carter, "Is as
gicat a gamo as it over was possibly
greater, with the introduction ot addi
tional skill and science. Hut it Is losing
Its grip because It Is no louder being plnved
with the old-time spirit, the old-fashioned
love of piny Tor the sake of the gama
alone. It can still bo haved by a (iulek
cessation of court wrangles, talk of big
salaries, and the spectacle of this or
that player showing that he Is in tlie
gamo for money alone. Hut unless this
chango comes quickly the road wlil
not only be downward, byt It will be
The New Genius
The Unnie In general lias produced many
geniuses, but few beyond tho calibre of
Mr. Thomas Jones, manager of Jlr. Jess
Wlllard, ot Kansas.
Mr. Jones hud gone about tlie matter of
making fame and popularity for the new
champion by keeping him out of Bight
Today's Standing.
W. L. Pet.
Athletics. 1 0 1.000
Chicago 1 0 1.000
Cleveland 1 0 J.000
"Washington 1 0 1.000
Boston o 1 .000
New York 0 1 .000
Detroit o 1 ,000
St. Louis 0 1 .000
riilllies , I 0 J.000
New York 1 0 J.OOO
Chicago 1 0 J.000
Pittsburgh 1 0 1.000
Boston ..,,., ,... Q 1 ,000
Brooklyn 0 1 ,000
St. I-ouls 0 1 ,000
Cincinnati 0 I ,000
Chicago 2 0 1,000
Newark ,.,.?..., 3 1 ,730
Urooltlyn ,...,,... 3 1 ,750
Kansas City 3 2 ,600
St. Louis 1 2 ,333
Buffalo , , 1 3 .130
Pittsburgh ,,,,t 1 3 .250
Baltimore 1 3 .250
-.- &
I except at so much per mid by nttempl-
lug to make enemies at every possible
turn in placq of friend. Ho hadn't treated
Wlllard as A conquering tighter, returned
1 to the plaudits and acclaim of an ndniir-
i Ing populace, but rather as a nioney-
maklng machine Invented solely for the
production of unadorned cash.
I Hence tho claim of genius for Mr.
; Jones. Kor no one but an extensive
i genius, playing this system, could keep
I from driving his charge to utter obscurity
I In about ltidays.
' Tho one remaining master stroke for
1 Mr. Jones to launch Is to rise upon his
I hind legs and advise all Interested In Mr.
Wlllnrd's strabismic future to go lo
viranuoiu vtcuciiim.
Or perhaps Mr. Jones is working on n
bet that within two weeks he will mako
the public mid the press forget that Mr.
Wlllard ever existed, much less knocked
out Jack Johnson.
Cobb nnd the 1915 CampuiRii
N'o other man ever led bis league nt
bat over four .cart lit .succession. Cobb'
ba.s led the American League parade
eight seasons withorl n slip. He Is now
on his way to a ninth successive cou--inest.
Hut whether be arrives or fnltrrs
hv the wnyslde II Ij .something to know
that one has doubled any previous mark
set up In -13 years of spirited endeavor.
II may be that Cobb will l headed this
senson. I,ut unless one Is of a superla
tively speculative turn of mind, wo are
not advising any wager to this effect.
At that, the Standing of the Clubs looks
n trifle belter In print than the glaring
Iictdline, "Magnates take case to court,
asking Injunction."
"All my players," says "Wllbert Robin
son, "want to talk golf In place ot base
ball." Who knows maybe Hobby has u
golf team in place ot a baseball club. Tho
distinction is growing narrower year by
Chancy Unable to Meet O Kccfo Be
cause of Illness.
Matchmaker Jack . Hanlon, ot the
Olympla A. A has substituted Louis
iana nnd Jimmy Taylor, of New York,
to substitute In the wlndtip Monday night
for ICddle O'Keefe and Cioorge Chancy.
Hanlon says the latter Is suffering from
a nervous breakdown and his physician
ndvUed him not to box for two or three
Lew Tendler and "Willie Mack will meet
In tho semi. In the other bouts Joe llef
fernan will tackle AValter Drown, of
Texas. Young Uigglns will oppose Young
Allen nnd Klghtlng Bob will open tho
show with Joe Belmont.
W. L.
2 0
2 0
2 0
I 1
1 1
1 1
1 1
2 0
2 0
' 2 0
2 0
1 1
X 1
1 1
1 1
3 0
i 1
4 1
1 2
2 2
2 3
2 3
2 3
Pet. "W. L. Tct.
1.000 1 1 .500
1,000 1 1 .500
1.000 1 1 .500
1,000 1 1 .500
,500 0 2 .000
,500 0 2 .000
.500 0 2 .000
.500 0 2 .000
1.000 1 1 .500
1,000 1 1 .500
1,000 ' 1 1 .500
1,000 1. 1 .500
.500 0 2 ,000
,500 p a .ooo
,500 0 2 ,000
,500 0 2 .000
1,000 2 1 Ml
,800 3 2 .600
,S00 3 2 ,600
,567 3 3 .500
,500 1 3 .250
,400 1 4 .200
.400 1 4 .200
.400 1 4 .200
Youngsters Will Surprise the
Circuit, Declares Coach.
Generally Underrated, But
"our pitchers this year nre going to
go far better than most people think. 1
can sec a bright future for tliem even
this season, in spite ot their youth."
These remarks were inntlo this morning
liy Ira Thomas when talking over tho
opening gamo of the season in which
Pennock hurled such masterly ball.
Continuing, the Athletics' pitching coach
s.ald: "Vou sec that our pitchers haven't
tho reputation that some on other clubs
have. Hut I say right here that we will
hcnellt by that. They are in great shape
and they are going to pitch winning hall
for lis: They will lie winning games for
us while they are building up their repu
tations instead of going along with n
lot ot veterans and not doing much until
they have ruichcil the top of their
"What you saw Pcuimck do yesterday
Is what you will seo a lot this season. I
don't mean by that that every man Is
going to come nn near to pitching n per
fect gamo ns Herb did, but I do mean
that all of them are lu Hue condition,
physically, and that they aie capnhlu (it
pitching winning ball, and when they
do that, they are doing nil that can lie
"I haled to seo Hooper get that hit off
Herb, becauso ho deserved to get his no
hit game. Still It wns one of those things
that could not be helped. 1 think that
Larry played the ball Well and that ho
could not hnvc gotten Hooper at first
under nny circumstances. It wns Just a
tough break In tlie luck at the wrong
tlmo for Herb.
"Pennock's game Just shows what can
be dono by a young pitcher. Herb and
our other pltcheis not only havo the
stuff, but they have also tho advantage
of not being so well known as somo
veterans wo havo had in rormcr years.
This means that tho other teams nre
likely lo inidcriato their ability. This
can result In nothing but good for us."
Ira Thomas, After Long Con
ference, Unable to Learn Ath
letics' Star's Intentions.
Tho J. Franltlln Bnkor-Athlctlcs situa
tion did not change during the night.
An hour nftcr tho gamo yesterday Baker
left Ira Thomas with whom he had been
all afternoon, taking tho train for Balti
more. Thomas said tills morning that ho had
talked to Baker a long whllo yesterday
about coming back to tho Athletics, but
stated thut tho third baseman did not
tiinko a dellnlto answer.
"Yes, 1 had a long talk with Baker
before, during and after tho gamo yes
terday," said Thomas, "but 1 could not
tell Just how ho felt about tho matter. I
could not say one way or tho other posi
tively what Bake Is going to do. All I
know is that I did my best to make him
see tho thine In tho right way, and It
may havo had some effect. 1 saw In tho
papers this morning that Baker and Con
nio had reached somo kind ot an agree
ment. I know nothing about that, us I
have not tulkcd with Connie since I saw
Baker yesterday afternoon."
Mnuager Mack himself says that he had
a final chat with Baker beforo the latter
left tho city last night. But Connie, like
Ira Thomas,' wus not willing to say
definitely that Baker would be back, al
though he did not deny that he would be
glad to have him on the club again to
assist tho Athletics in their pennant race
this season.
McCutcheon, Cornell Track Head
ITHACA. N Y., April lS.-Tlie Cornell track
team eleeteil Kenneth U. McCutcheon, of
Pittsburgh, captain of the track team, to ouc.
ceed Oliver A. Keller, resigned. McCutcheon,
who Is a senior, tallied tor Cornell In tha
hammer throw at tho Intercollfslatea last
aprlns, and I tha leader lu the weight events
tills year. He also played football,
Ex-Wrestling Champion Dies
CINCINNATI. April 13. Charles Wlttmer.
for many years the undltputed champion
heavyweight wrestler at tha Orueco.ltonian
style, died at hla home here yesterday. Ho
had been 111 for several months, ond passed
away while the physicians were preparing to
operate on him. He was SS year of age.
" a
Cowboy Saw His FjJ
Fight, Then Resolved (o
Whip JohnsonJeered al
by Spectators When He
Startedto Train for Rin
Champion Heavyweight of th woril ii
Somo of the story-tellers are IncijH
to stretch ynrns about mo out to a riffi
utous extent. One of them said o
that 1 whipped a big fellow ivho 3
mo M because ho wouldn't pay it, gt
after he bail given mo a check f0, S
amount 1 bent him Into town by runnt!
faster than his horse could draw B
wagon. According to the story I hafS
reach town llrst to get the check caitS
beforo ho could have It stopped. I
An I nlrendy have told you I couUrn
somo those days, but I don't rcmcitiU
Hint I ever Pitted my legs ngalnst thl
of n horse. I think too much of mylJ
Tho first man who ever paid any atf,
tlon to me In n serious way so fM'g'
fighting Is concerned was ,T. D, Brock-Vf
Oklahoma City, That was soon afurt$
affair at Bono between .lohnson and III.
fries, when the whole country was 8,S
with the "Whlto Hope" erase. nowr
happily wiped out by the nffalr "at nV
vana. t confess rliht here that t -'
lired with itn nmbltlon such ns I
.... ?
lintl before. I pictured myself th ..
candidate; for the title held by johnioJ
nnd in my dreams could see mritif
crowned the king of them all. V
So T went to see Brock, who wM mg
nlng n club nt the time. He looked fcj
over, nnd I thought T could dtect ii
nmtiprd smile on his lips. A coupVof
itlght.t Inter he Invited me to see a ficU
that he was holding In his club, and yj
may not believe It. but that was the fJ
regular ring encounter that I evtr hi
looked nt.
Tho contestants were Clarence Eng&l
and Harry Brewer, welterweights, ml
strangely enough Brewer was at the rtsr
side to seo me win the championship from
.lohnson. -,i
Well. T U'ns Inql In nrlMit..,.!.... . ..'I
speed and skill those boys showed lidf
mado up my mind then and thr iw
If I could ever get to be anywhere wi.
ns gooct as tncy wcro that I could wkj
Johnson. Neither of them was a than.
pfou, but, believe me, I thought they irtii
nbout ns wonderful as could be tnrnd
out. I couldn't sleep that nlght.,fp
thinking about that and my ambltlonW
ramo a raging lire wiinin me. A
It wns with illfllciilty that I could lilts'
or talk or anything hut light alter llil
and Block, seeing I was in earnest, oV
ckicu to give me a chance. So theyirt
me to working In the gym and I cm
recall now what a butt I was for a lo!
of jokorn nnd kldders about the phtk
They put up all soils of lobs on me, M
Miilt II when 1 threatened them with sow"
horrible sort of punishment and onti
cuffed one of them for putting FomeshoC
innkci fl wax in my boxing pumps.
It was along In August, 1910, that I
llrst met Brock. I think and he dkhl
get mo a fight until tho following FfV
ruary, saying I needed the training. Othti
people scoffed nt this and said that U;
more I trained the worse" I looked. That
might have been so. but I surely fhourtt
I was doing lino and plowed along, dolnj
ii lot of things wrong and very few thlnrj
vlcht. Hut the old ambition was tkeri
nnd I imagined I was doing line. ,'4
The idea of bitting out strahrht nera
was sliovyn to me and I clawed out wits,
my punches like the rawest amiteor,
something with tho motion that a rlrl
uses In throwlmr a baseball. It VIM I
joke, the way I fought, but you coulinl.
havo made me think so. I thought I u
Immense. Then ennie tho nlsht of !,'
first tight and I was ns nervous as
boy about to speak his first piece. j?
Tlieto was a great throns oui to ".
me. which dldn t do mo a nit oi pw
Two Former Stockholders Buy InttfJ
nationals' Franchise.
NEW YOniC. April 15. -Tresldent Bft,
row, of tho international League, w
afternoon announced that the W",J
club In that circuit had been sold to C. i
Mcii'dlcus and George U iSolomon, .fonnjl,
stockholders. The price was not' jm
t i -tr T.M.U..,.., iti,..ai. nt thA Brooih
lyn National League team, and who W
controlled tuo majority oi mo (. ra
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Kewanc ctuo, ciosea mu nam wu, -.
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cuilieiuiiiu i.iiii ixu ,,.. ... ........
. r .C..-.I.1. non.n,. .rftlnnfTPr OI IQB
jiuny uiiiitu, w,,, '"'"'"",, "ii
club, who was released by Ebbetts,
bo brought uacic to uauuie me w -"-
Willinmu Wins Iinrnuet Match
In the first round of the nscqu'ivj;,
Ingles bnuah championship W J. .v'ufm
dsfnted A. It. Mellor In strulBht "-gSi
1.V1I, 13-B. W lllams rlayed his usual o
Kame. plnclne his shots wl h such seewfg
tlint Me or was kept on tho ,'"n,hTSw
the time. After the first two games tM"i
giowca un a nine ami nwuma - ---
game wttn nine uiiiicuuj.
r a r.F.s TODAYS
Six Races Daily including
steeplechase. jn
Special Trains Penna. H. K. J'u
Broad St. 12:34 P. m., West n? ,',y
p. m.: B. & O. leave 24th and Chesty
OIB, iilU IJ. 111. JJ
AdmlHsloii, Grnndntnud j''"w
First Bace at 2130 p. m.
Athletics vs. Boston ;
XTii l A r .Irn-k Metlulnu.rfM
rvuiiuiliu i. j. uti, and Catherine I
Gus Christie vs. Young Aggjg
Quaker CliXgfeaa
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