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PHILLIES PUT PUNCH INTO THEIR PLAY BRAVES PROVE TO BE VERY POOR SPORTSM
BOSTON BRAVES, POOR LOSERS,
SOUGHT ALIBI FOR DEFEAT
Exhibition at Phillies' Park Reveals Disgusting Lack of Sports
manship of Supposed Top-Notchcrs Alexander's Great
Work The Baker Muddle-Straw Hat Day Saturday,
drover Cleveland Alexander continued his winning way for tho Phillies and
for the third tfmo this season humbled the Braves. Although the gamo was too
close for comfort for a Bliort time In the eighth Inning, the big Nebraskan was
completely master of the situation nt all times. Seldom has Alexander possessed
n better assortment of shoots than ho did yesterday, and had he not grown care
less tho Braves would never have threatened.
Ten strlke-outs were registered by Alexander, and Maranvllle was three times
a victim, whllo Qowdy was again easy. If Gowdy and Maranvllle, world's series
batting heroes, wcro forced to face tho Nebraskan every day their batting aver
ages would bo slim, Indeed, and tho same might be snld of the entire Boston
team, with the exception of Schmidt. The big first baseman always hits Alex
ander hard, but tho Braves havo now been beaten six successive times by tho
wonderful Phllly twlrler.
Phillies Again Strong on Offensive
Moran's men came back strong on tho offense and appeared more like the
eamd team that made tho world's champions look foolish on opening day. Tho
Phillies had tho breaks again, but they forced them. Every man was on the
move at all times, and tho way they took advantago of Magoo's throwing weak
ness was a great delight to tho crowd. Every tlmo a fly ball or a single was hit
Into Magco's territory tho runners moved up a base. The crowd guyed Mageo to
uch an extent that he lost his head and, after the game, attacked a spectator In
the centre field bleachers.
Braves, Poor Losers, Sought nn Alibi
Mageo was not tho only Boston player to lose his head, however, as tho
ntlro team acted like a. crowd of schoolboys, with their rowdy tactics In tho
eighth inning, when .there was absolutely no occasion for such an outbreak.
Ma gee, be It Bald, kept out of this general row.
Cravath walked In this Inning, with two men out, and advanced to third on
Whltted's single. When Whltted stole second Cravath was caught napping off
third, but Gowdy made a poor throw, which struck Cravath on the shoulder, and
the ball bounded to left Held, permitting both men to score. Gowdy, trying to
cover up his own poor play, protested loudly to Umpire Qulglcy that Cravath
had dollberatcly Interfered, but Qulglcy refused to allow his claim.
Gowdy's language did not suit tho ofllclal, and ho was Immediately chased
from tho field. Tho entire Boston team then surrounded Qulgley and carried on
at a great rate until both Schmidt and Smith, also, wcro sent from the game.
This did not satisfy tho "alibi hunters," and they continued to cut up until
Umpire Qulgley, quite sensibly, drew his watch. It was a childish action from a
bunch of poor losers, whq wero looking for an alibi for the defeat.
Gowdy in Shadow With Kiilefcr's Brilliance
During the entire series Gowdy has played poor ball, being completely out
classed by tho brilliant Klllefer. The Phllly catcher has never played such good
.ball as ho has In this series. Not only has hla 'throwing and headwork been
strong, but he has also shown surprising ability at bat and on tho bases.
Gowdy, by the way, appears to havo developed a very much enlarged Idea of
himself since tho last world's series and his -7ork has shown the effect of this
overconfldence. "When ho went in to bat against Rlxoy on Friday, Gowdy drew
a baso on balls, but throw his bat down In disgust, as though he were sure ho
would have hit a homo run had Rlxoy not developed a streak of wlldness.
Against Alexander, however, Gowdy appeared to havo llttlo use for a bat. His
final blow-out camo after ho had been made look foolish during the entire series,
barring Saturday, by tho clever work of the Phillies on the bases. Manager
Stalllngs has his hands full If many more of the Braves develop the same spirit
that is so noticeable In a few members of his trlbo.
Whittcd a Power to Phillies
As remarked before, one series docs not make a season, but If Georgo Stall
lngs had It to do over, It Is safo to Bay that ho would never havo passed Georgo
Whltted over to the Phillies and kept Joe Connolly. The latter piled up a .300
batting average last season before ho opposed only right-handed pitchers, but
haa developed such a marked weakness for curve ball pitching that It would not
be surprising If ho Is supplanted by Gilbert or Cather. Whltted, on the other
hand, has never played such fine ball. In the field he has made brilliant catches,
which more than made up for two misjudged files, but It has been In batting,
base running and aggressive, Intelligent baseball that the ex-Brave has stood
out most prominently. With Whltted, Nlehof, Ludcrus and Klllefer tho Phillies
have started most of their rallies. Cravath is In a batting slump at present.
Moran la slowly convincing tho fans that there Is no weak end to tho Phillies'
Phillies and Boston Reverse Tactics
Seldom has a change of tactics by two clubs been so noticeable as in
the series between tho Phillies and Braves. Last season the Braves' waiting
tactics at tho plate were so noticeable that It excited comment throughout the
country, while the Phillies wero a free-swinging club that always hit the first
good one, regardless of conditions.
This season conditions are reversed. Stalllngs' men are hitting the first
ball all tho time, evidently figuring to cross tho opposing teams who aro
expected to take advantago of what was learned of the Braves' stylo last
season. The Phillies also havo switched, and every man makes tho pitcher
go to the limit. It Is an unusual sight for tho fans to see tho Phils playing
that sort of baseball, but Moran Is getting results.
First ball hitting was also noticeable at Shtbe Park. Perhaps this has
been caused by the failure of tho pitchers to show much, but It Is a strange
contrast to the style of tho last six years, or since, the Cubs' famous ma
chine worked all the "inside stuff" one hears so much about.
International League Braves Another Season
Tho much-abused International League gets under way today, with
the circuit the same aa that whloh started the 1914 season, except that Rich
mond has replaced Baltimore. It required some clever work by President
Barrow to save this most Important cog In the wheels of organized boll,
as It looked for a time as though several clubs would be forced to quit.
Toronto and Montreal have felt the effects of the war to such an extent
that it was a hard matter to get enough backing to Insure the running of
the club for he season. Jersey; Cly and Newark also had trouble getting
backing. Richmond, the baby member, should more than fill the bill. It
is a city that has been carrying along tho whole Virginia League for years
and is qulto capable of supporting Class AA ball.
Upland Will Fight Ban on Baker
Frank Baker is to be barred from playing in the Delaware County
League if the plans of E. M. Hackney, president of the Philadelphia Sub
urban League, are carried through. Mr, Hackney declares that it Is against
the rules of the Interstate Association of Baseball Clubs to harbor a con
tract Jumper, and that if Baker Is not formally released by Connie Mack
he cannot play with Upland.
This latest move is no great surprise, as it was to be expected under
the circumstances. If the Upland club did not prepare for this emergency
It has made a serious mistake, but it is generally thought that the matter
either will be arranged peacefully or tho Delaware County League will drop
out of the organization. Baker Is such a drawing card that the entire
league will profit, and It is not likely they will accede to the wishes of a
First Real Test of Penn Crews Saturday
The University of Pennsylvania varsity and Junior crews will have their first
real test of the year on Saturday, when they meet the first and second crews of
the Navy. It is true that the Quakers rowed Tale several weeks ago, but by no
stretch of the imagination could that be called a fair test. Rowing in a raging
blizzard and on water bo rough that the boats continually were in danger of being
swamped made it Impossible for even the coach to Judge his own men. If con
ditions are right at Annapolis, the Quakers will soon know what the crew is
capable of doing;
The Red and Blue Oarsmen undoubtedly were a bit overconfident before they
met Yale, but they have since had thai; taken out of them, and they ought to do
better on that account. The Navy first crew, however, does not seem to be up
to the standard this year, for it was badly beaten by .Princeton a week ago.
STALMNGS DOES NOT REGARD THE PHILLIES SERIOUSLY
O'KEEFE MANAGES TO
STAY WITH CHANEY
Local Boxer Has Two Narrow
Escapes in Going Route
Against Hard-hitting Foe.
Eddie O'Kccfc's clever blocking from
the dlstnnco and clinching tactics nt
close quarters enabled him to stay 6
rounds with Georgo Chancy, of Baltlmoro,
at tho Olympla A. A., last night. There
was little doubt of tho Orlolo City entry's
superiority at tho conclusion of tho Eot-to.
From tho outset It was oldont that
the Phll.idelphlan was In tho ring to re
main on his feet throughout tho bout.
Ho held his right hand high contlminll,
with tho result that ho warded oft nlmost
every southpaw punch directed at his Jaw
At closo quarters O'Kcefo grabbed
Chaney's left In a vlce-lltto grip, and
Georgo was unablo to land his portsldo
punch with much effect.
O'Kcefo had two narrow escapes from
falling prey to Channy's knockout wal
lop. In tho fourth framo Georgo grazed
Kddle'a Jaw with a southpaw swing,
staggering him Tho local lad covered
up his head with both arnm and rushed
into a clinch until tho bell rang. Again
In tho last round Eddle'a Jaw wns clipped
by Chanoy's vicious left during a sorlos
of exchanges and by clinching O'Keefe
managed to bo on his feet at tho final
sound of tho gong.
O'Kcefo weighed 121 pounds and
Chaney tipped the beam at 125ai pound.
Frankle Conway's reappearance here
against Leo Vincent did him llttlo credit,
as the spectators wero not at all pleased
with his rough tactics Conway was tho
recipient of a mighty tough trouncing.
Ho did not seem to be In good shape,
scaling 127s4 pounds. Frank's best fight
ing weight Is around tho 118 pound mark.
Vincent weighed 124 pounds.
At tho expense of Nell McCuo, 111V5
pounds, Teddy Jacobs, of New York, 120VS
pounds, mado a decided impression on tho
spectators. Xllke Costa, 13SIJ pounds, de
feated Danny Danforth, 135',i pounds, and
Georgo Ferns, 138',i pounds, shaded Tom
my Delaney, 144 pounds. In a good ex
hibition of how not to box.
HOWARD DREW'S GREAT SPRINT
Makes 110 Yards in 11 Seconds
PROVIDENCE, R. 1.. April 27. Howard
P. Drew, of Springfield, Mass., running
as a representative of the University of
Southern California, covered 110 ards In
11 seconds jesterday at a meet, held by
the Technical High School nt Meliose
Park. The record, a new one for tho
State, la onc-flfth of a second behind the
American mark. Drow was nursing a
bad leg caused by a pulled tendon re
ceived at Philadelphia on Saturday, and
the sprint was mado on a measured
course one foot two Inches lower at tho
start than at the finish. Eddie O'Connor,
Brown University track coach; Charles
Broadbont, a veteran timer of SO years'
experience, and Jaok Cashman, a former
athlete, held the watches.
To Play Off Billiard Tie
C1,T9VKUA.ND. April 27. Tlio first block of
the 100-polnt match to be played betucen
Charles Ellis, of Cleveland, and August Kleck
hefer, of Milwaukee, for the championship of
the Interstate Three-Cushion Billiard League,
and first prize of JCOO, will be played In Cleve
land Wednesday night. Each block will be of
SO points, the second to ba played In Mil
waukee on Thursday night.
Muhlenberg's Baseball Captain
AfcLENTOWN, Ta.. April 27. Ernest Weber.
a junior. was ununlmously elected captain of
th Muhlenberg nine Weber la the son of
a Lutheran clerryman at Boyertown.
PHILS' AND ATHLETICS'
Ths figures represent the batting records
of the Phillies and Athletics, including yea.
Steel rusts and concrcto crumble Only
Time Is eternal It was never wiltten In
tho game's big book that Christy Mnthcw
son would go on forever. As wondei fully
ns ho was endowed with brawn and brain
and nerve, It was only a matter, after all,
as to how long It would bo beforo ho
dropped back with Jllnor Drown, Ed
Walsh nnd other stalwartB who camo,
conquered and crept awny to bo forgot
ten. The Case of Matty
Few believe that Mnthewson has yet
reached tho last stand. But thoso who
h.avo followed him for so long are begin
ning to wear an anxious look each time
tho box score returns hlB name.
They refuso to believe ho Is fading yet,
but thoy understand well enough what 13
years In tho harness mean. And so they
aro waiting eagerly for the tide to turn
back Into the old direction.
Up t6 the middle of July .last season,
when tho Giants wero pounding along at
a tidy cUp, Matty had won 19 games and
lost but"Tour. Ho eeemed to have one of
his greatest years welt In hand, with no
outward or Inward sign of any break.
Then tho Giants collapsed and Matty
sagged with his mates. Of his last 14
games ho won five and lost nine, nnd JO
far this season out of two starts he haa
failed to produce a win. '
This means that slnco last July Matty
hnB only won flvo out of 16 games, less
than a third of his endeavors. As he haa
won. more than two-thirds of more than
BOO games for tho last 15 years, this late
deficit, extending over qulto a period of
time. Is worthy of somo alarm. Matty Is
a marvel, but tho old rubber in the elbow
and shouldcrblado doesn't last forever.
And 15 years aro 15 years.
The truo test will only como when the
Big Gun of the Giants has drawn enough
balmy weather to get every kink Ironed
out of his right arm. But even if he
should have a bad year a season far be
low his old form It would bo no conclu
sive test that he had come to the end of
Cy Young traveled 16 years without
falling below tho .500 mark. Then In his
17th season ho fell to .456, and a year
later ho slipped down to an average
No one figured he could ever get back.
Vet In his 19th year back In 1007 with
Boston he won 22 games and dropped IB
and In his 20th season he won 21 and lost
11 for a winning mark of .656.
So there is no way of forecasting these
geniuses or phenoms. They have a knaok
of slipping and sliding here and there,
of toppling on the edge of the brink and
then suddenly resuming with some old
fashioned stuff for quite a period of
Among those who are still traveling
In a forwardly direction Is a Mr, Ted
Meredith, of Penn. He still has a hop
on his fast one.
"Spring form means little or nothing."
Quito so. Yet Cobb and Crawford are
batting over .450, and Alexander has won
all three games.
Just as tho rumor was gaining ground
that the German cause was In a slump,
Heinle Schmidt stepped out and beat
Chick Evans. We greatly fear, however,
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At HAVRE DE GRACE
Six Races Sally Inoludlng a
Special Trains Penna. It. n. leave
Broad St. 12:34 p. m., West Phlla., 12j38
P. m.; B. & O. leave 21th and Chestnut
Sts. 12-45 p. m,
Admission, (irandatand and Paddock,
SI.30. Ladles, 91.00.
First Race at' 2:30 p. m.
DEVON HORSE SHOW
HAY 27, 28, 29,31
NATIONAL I.EAOUB PAItK
PHILLIES vs. BROOKLYN
Game at 3.30 P. M. Admission, 23c. 50a
and 75c Box Beats, II. On sals at Olmbsla'
that It will bo a long tlmo beforo a citizen
by tho namo of Schmidt will recctvo an
other uproarious welcome In England
where Helnlo once starred.
There was a bloke who always took
A Ninety-Eight or more;
But one spring day he went around
The course in Eighty-Four;
Oc broke his record seven strokes,
Uut when tho Job was through
lie never said: "I should have had
At least an Eighty-Two."
BOXER LUCAS FACES
Meet at Fairmount Tonight.
Williams-Louisiana Go May
Be Clinched This Week.
Boxer vs. fighter will predominate In
the main melee at tho Fnirmount A. 0.
tonight, when Willie Lucas, of Fairmount,'
opposes Knockout Jack Farrell, of the
17th Ward. While Lucas depends on his
speed nnd cleverness to show his super
iority over an opponent. Farrell Is a flatl.
cufTlan of tho fighter type and relies otf
his punching Towers. Six bouts are sched
uled. Tho program follows!
first bout Sammy Mites, 10th Whrd, vs.
UMtllnir Butcher. MUnanUec
Seiond bout Jack Smith, Brewerytown, vs.
"ThlfdJSftSanTSJnllh. 10th Ward. Vs.
,0.l,Mbu0iwinLW"adrt. mlrmount, vs.
Blnck Dixie, Memphis. M , i
MwFn7.ur. o'Sfcft Farrell. 17th Ward. vs.
TVIlllo llucaj. Fnirmount
Tonight, nt Norrlstown. Eddie MoAn
drews, of Mannyunlc, will meet a clevor
two-handed fighter In Eddie Moy, of Al
lentown. Tho bout is scheduled for 10
nitz Wnltors, Atlantic City welter
weight, will havo a ehanco to lmprovo his
reputation hero at tho expenso of Henry
Hnuber, of Fnirmount Tho latter Is box
ing In good form of late. They meet nt
tho Broadway Thursday night.
Tho hopo of fight fans nround Chicago
of witnessing Pnoltoy MoFarland nnd
Mllto Gibbons In action has gono up In
smoke. Tho St. Paul phantom has cnllod
off negotiations for tho fight becauso ho
got tired of waiting for MoFnrland to
como forward with his forfeit to bind tho
Johnny Dundeo, of Now Tork, probably
will get a ehanco to encounter Champion
Froddlo Welsh at tho Madison Saunro
Garden. Now York, next month, when bpx
lng will bo resumed thero. Dundeo is
one of tho leading contender's for Welsh's
At tho Broadway Sporting Club, Brook
lyn, tonight, Dutch Brandt nnd Battling
Lnhn will clash In a ten-round bout. The
former has recovered from a rccont Ill
ness, which forced him to call off a fight
with Frankle Burns at St. Louis.
Joo Hirst, of Southwark, was nnxlous
to meet Willie Moore, but tho latter pre-
Kf erred a bnttlo with Joo Hoffernan, and
tho pair will decide which Is tho harder
hitter when they mingle at tho Olympla
next Monday night.
Articles for a return Loulslana-Kld
Williams bout nt tho Olympla Club for
May 12 probably will bo signed by the
champion beforo tho end of tho week.
Jack Hanlon declared last night. Ho said
tho prices for tho show will range from
60 cents to ?2.
National Association Will Rf
Event on Terminal jffi?
FilbertStrcet Below lS
The National Bowling As,ocltl,n J
cap tournament is to fa, rtUM n
Terminal Alleys, Filbert tr.. i ft'
13th, beginning next Monaar JjS
lny 8. The dmmplonshtp. r, JT
together not onl th ,.'! S M1m
men ton-pin rolloro of the aW w ? fm
draw entries from the Camden -5
C. A. and two or more team, J'Jf
mlngton. rro n.
The teams will bo lined up m u,. ,v
classes, A, B and C, 'aecoraini iT
nvorages complied from the scor.. . u"
In recent tournaments. This -m ,
well-matched teams and mak . "'!
tests moro exciting. Secretary aZJ"
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