Evening public ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, July 22, 1915, Night Extra, Page 12, Image 12

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Mighty Heaver of Phillies Has Already Pitched 213 Innings.
Record Likely to Fall Four Hundred Rounds Is Goal
Sought by Moran's Marvelous Twirler.
The case of Grover Cleveland Alexander proves Moron, of tile Phillies, a
managerial senilis. Alexander Is In better shape than ever In his career, and
declares It Is the first time In years that he does not feet rather tired nt this
61o.ro of the race. His splendid condftlon Is Generally attributed to the fact
that he has not been worked so much as In other years, but figures prove that
such Is not the case.
Alexander has pitched a greater number of Innings this season than ever
before In his career, but he has been worked In such n. clover manner that he
himself hardly realizes Just how much ho has pitched.
The Phillies have completed only half of their schedule, nnd Alexander has
not been called upon to start on his "Iron-man" act, but the wonderful hurler
already has pitched 213 Innings. This Is far beyond any modern mark, except
In a few raro Instances where tho record matter went completely to pieces from
overwork. But hero Is Alexander breaking a record for number of Innings
pitched, when thousands of fans throughout tho country will Insist that ho has
been carefully nursed for a gruelling finish.
Marks Mode by ChcBbro nntl Walter Johnson
Four hundred Innings is a mark that has been reached but onco since Jack
Chcsbro turned In his 43 victories In Now York In 1904. Walter Johnson beat
this mark onco, but went only a few Innings over tho mark. So few, In fact,
that Alexander is absolutely certain to beat this record, Scribes throughout tho
country declared that Walter Johnson's lack of effectiveness last season was due
to overwork, and yot.JohnBon pitched but 3712-3 Innings, a mark which will bo
passed by Alexander about tho nilddlo of September.
Alexander was overworked last Bcason, according to any fan who was a dally
attendant nt tho Phllly park, and ho was terribly abused In 1013, according to
tho samo figuring. But yet tho greatest number of Innings ho had worked was
366. Moran has played pcrcentago to tho limit with Alexandor. Ho has been
sent In as a relief pitcher only onco. In tho past ho has relieved pitchers for
two or throo Innings bo much that ho was knocked out of his regular turn, nnd
whllo ho pitched In moro games, ho did not pitch tho Bamo number of Innings
or full games.
" Phllly Star Ready for Gruelling Finish
From now" until tho closo of tho season Alexander Is likely to bo on tho
mound In tho "rescuo role" often, but not when it will Interforo with him In
taking his regular turn. Moran would rather sncrlflco ono gamo or take a chanco
on another relief twirler than to get Aloxander away from his regular work.
It tho club Is still up In tho lead, or closo to It, when tho last week of August
arrives, then Moran will start to work tho wonderful "Alex" out of turn, and
then ho will shatter nil modern records for number of innings pitched without
being overworked.
Brcsnahan Praises Grovcr Alexander
"I havo been in baseball 21 years, but novcr havo I Been so much stuff on
tho ball as Alexander showed mo In tho fifth inning today."
This statemont was mado by Manager Brcsnahan, of tho Chicago Cubs, in
tho clubhouse after yesterday's gamo. "I don't know why ho passed Archer
intentionally. Tho ball player novcr lived who could havo hit Alexander In
that inning after ho cut loose. Ono of tho boys on tho bench was rather peoved
becaueo McLarry did not tako a moro healthy swing at his third strike, but I
quickly told him that 1 wished I had sent him up thoro to face that pitching.
Both fast balls ho gavo mo Jumped a foot, at least, and not until tho ball was
right on mo. Killcfer muffed both of them, If you remember, nnd tho third was
a qurvo ball, tho llko of which I havo never seen nnd I don't expect to seo
another llko It In n hurry. Alexander Is easily tho king of them nil."
Cubs Hod No Chance, Says Their Manager
This is Indeed a remnrknblo tributo to como from a mnn who has played
baseball and seen nnd handled as much good pitching as Brcsnahan has in
his long, successful career. Contrary to expectations, Brcsnahan was not n
bit peeved becauso tho teams wore not able to continue tha game. Ho frankly
admitted that nothing but an accident woujd hnvo enabled tho Cubs to win
after they had lost that ono great chance. Roger sold that that was why ho
pulled Adams to allow McLarry to bat. Ho reasoned, and correctly, that thlB
wob the ono grcnt chnnco ho would have, and ho tried to mako tho best of It.
Bresnahan'a statement la In keoplng with tho opinion of all those who were
fortunate enough to seo JVlexandor fan three batBmen with runners on second
nnd third nnd nobody out. Archer was passed intentionally after Phelan and
Brcsnahan had been fanned becauso Archer hits Alexander harder than nny
other player In tho .National League.
Plillllcs Now Have Two and a Half Game Lead
The victory places the Phillies three games ahead of tho Cubs and 2&
games ahead of the DodgerB, who passed tho Cubs when tho Phillies took tho
third straight game from Bresnahan'a much-feared team. With Cincinnati
here for five games, tho Phillies should Increase this lead, as tho Cardinals
should be ablo to stop tho Dodgers onco or twlco in a four-gnmo series.
Cincinnati has boen a troublesome team for tho Phillies to date, but Moran's
men were not playing at such a speedy clip when they met tho Reds before.
Herzog will probably run Into a surprise party here, as ho Is counting upon
taking three out of five. Just what Horzog bases his hopes on Is unknown, as
the Reds were easy for tho Braves, who did not trouble the Phils much too
weeks ago.
Cobb's Hit Record Far Behind That of Ness
For tho benefit of several fans who have inquired about Ty Cobb's record
for consecutive hitting, and in view of tho fact that ho has been credited with
hitting safely for 45 consecutive games, it might bo woll to state that the Detroit
star's record was 40 consecutive games, established In 1912. Jack Ness, tho Oak
land first baseman, has left Cobb's mark far In tho rear nnd Is still going up.
John Paul Jones Has Donned Spiked Shoes Again
Former world's record holder for tho mile run, John Paul Jones, of Cornell,
according to a statement by "Francis," of tho New York Evening Mall, who Is
traveling with the Eastern team bound for San Francisco, will seek tq regain his
lost laurels. There ore many who believe Jones can shatter Norman Taber'a
world figures of 4:12 3-5.
Women at Fights Dlspleaso Willard
World's Heavyweight Champion Willard does not bellevo in encouraging
women to attend prize fights, and Is very thankful tho war prevented his cham
pionship battle with Johnson in Paris.
Nol Jess is not a woman-hater. Ho believes women should havo the vote,
and is strongly of that belief, but ho certainly does not consider It at all proper
for them to witness prize fights, In this latter opinion ho Is backed by tho
majority of men.
Blondella Is Three-year-old Trotting Sensation
When Wizard Tommy Murphy told closo friends that ho had a wonderful
Ally, they expected to see her bear fruit after long competition and were not
quite prepared for a record this year. Tho trim little daughter of Walnut Hall
stamped herself Monday at North Randall as one of the greatest three-year-olds
in the history of tho harness game. She trotted around the mile circle at Cleve
land Jn 2:07, breaking the track record, held by Lee Axworthy, of 2:08.
Lawson Robertson Is sure his Eastern athletes will come through with tho
title at tho Panama-Paclne championships next month. On form, however, tho
West has the better of it,
When Saratoga beat Tho Finn eaBlty at Belmont Park Tuesday afternoon it
was another case of a good thing gone 'nrong. The Finn was figured unbeatable
on form. It Is this uncertainty abput the finish in a running race that makes
such a strong appeal to real sporfsroepn,
Honus Lobert says It la all right ifi? Jimmy Clabby, the boxer, to take to
tennis for developing speed, but It is not for him.' MeQraw believes tennis slows
up the ball player. That's why Hogus takes to golf.
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Hoio Biggs Outwitted the "Flea" The Game Without Detail The
Team Scores, and Ike Small Goes in for Strategy.
Inside Baseball.
Tha World's Most Famous
Mi-, hi em. hn .nils ths story. Is alrlnB a
righteous grievance against Ike Small, manager
of tho Uclllnghams, with whom ho Jim broke
Into fnst company as a pitcher.
any as a pucner. tw "-V"w;
when Smnil took him out tor
his first day, when Small
C.....H '.nt.., IiIm in, nf mul hflMnball. fThe
DollliiBhnms have for rivals the Tltusvlllo
team. Ot tho latter Jimmy Dougherty, tho
"Flea." Is the star player. Ho Is so small
that It Is Impossible to pitch to him.
In tho final series between theso two teams
BIkbs. tho teller ot tho story. Is sent In to
pitch the final itamo. on which tho pennant de
pends. Dlggs outEuesees the "Flea.
"Here, you mulo-sklnnln yap!" yells
the Flea. "If you bean me, you'll never
got out of this park nllve I'll promise
you that!"
I went right back at him. If I never
got nothing else from associating with
mules. I picked up qulto a lot In tho way
of conversation.
"You keep your head where It be
longs," 1 says, "and you won't got It
beaned. Poko It out over tho plate
again, and I'll knock It up In tho grand
stand, you warty-nosed, flannel-mouthed
A. P. A. shrimp!" That was part of
what I said, anyway.
"That's right, Blgga," said Small.
"Tnlk to him! Tell him his real name!"
I noticed when Jimmy set himself that
he didn't hog the plate qulto so strong,
but I slipped him the fast ono again, a
littlo farther Inside this time. Ho had
to duck out of the way of that one, and
it went for another strike. Gee, but he
was Just frothing at tho mouth!
VI. n
"Let Mm run hfs head off before I
threw it."
"He's tryln' to kill me! He's tryin' to
kill me!" ho yells.
Hut you bet he got back from tho
plate on tho third ono; he'd smelt a
couplo of them fast ones, and ho knew
there was something 4n the ball beside
the cover. Then Pete Bailey signed me
for a curve. I wound up like I meant
to throw one right on through the grand
Etand, and then gavo him a slow bender
over the outside corner of tha plate. He
swung too soon, of course, and nearly
broke his back reaching for It. Three
strikes and out, and I reckon they didn't
cheer or anything. Oh, nol
Dutch Dlnamore whaled out a long fly
that Anderson dragged down, and Marty
Flnnlgan, their slugger, hit straight into
Ike Small's mlt, and we went off the
field feeling better. We'd gSt to playing,
you Bee. and the nervous strain was over.
Old Lefty Anstruther opened up good,
too. That old boy has been playing ball
ever since they wrote the rules, I reckon,
but he can still swing those roundhouse
curves of his across the corners, and
slip in a fast groover once in a while.
I don't see how he does it, because by
rights he ought to be playing checkers
in the old soldiers' home. He was always
a tough pitcher for us to beat, und this
day he wasn't saving his old soup bone
any; it was the end of the season, and
he was pitching like he didn't care
whether he ever used It again. He struck
out Jack Qavlgan, made Joe Mllllgan
hop up a cheap little foul, and Dave
Tucker stood still and let the big one
break .in to the outside comer for a
third strike. Horse ana none.
If you want the full details of that
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gamo you'll have to write tho ofllclal
Bcorer. I can't remember everything that
happened, but there's a fow spots that
kind of Btlck out In my memory. Wo
had It up and down mo and Anstruther
for six Innings, and nothing on the
Bcoro board but horse collars. I was
holding 'cm ns safo as If they was locked
up in a vault: they only got two hits In
tho six Innings, nnd the thing that tickled
mo tho moat was that Jimmy Dougherty
hadn't got to first base In thrco times
up. That's how good I was going. Tho
Flea was getting sorer and Borer, and
tho lino of tnlk ho was using would have
been kind of unsafo In a billiard room,
or on tho Rtreet, but I didn't mind it tho
least bit In tho world. I know what ho
was after. Ho was trying to get me to
tako notice of him, but I worked In a
grading camp for four months, and I'd
heard oil that talk before.
Tha third time ho came to bat was
in tho sixth, with ono man down. Ho
watted, but I wasn't throwing many
wide ones that day, and he had to hit
It. I got the ball without moving out
of my tracks, and let him run his head
oft before I threw It, and what he said
then would have got him half killed In
some towns I could mention.
But what's tho use of tho best pitch
ing in the world If there ain't any hit
ting behind you? Old Anstruther held
us to two hits In tho six Innings, and
both of 'cm camo with two men out.
"For heaven's sake," says I to Small
after the flrst half of the seventh was
over, "ain't you never going to get me
any runs? I don't ask for a flock. Olmme
two gimme one, and I'll bo satisfied.
One lonely little ace, and we've got 'cm."
"Wo'll do that," says Small. "This
miserable old man Anstruther Is getting
tired, and we'll step up now and give
him a party. Go up there, Tucker, and
tako a smash at tho flrst one.
Davo went up, and turned around and
came right back again. Ho never could
hit a left-hander, anyway, though he
could mako a right-hander holler for
what they call a change of venue.
"Well," says Ike, picking out Pansy,
his pet club, "I see It's up to me to lay
this game on tho ice. If I don't hit one
a mile I'll bust my back trying."
He hit It all right enough. Lefty tried
to sneak over his taut one, and Ike was
laying for It. He whaled tha ball to the
fence for a triple. Up to that time I
hadn't paid much attention to tho crowd,
but a' deaf man would havo had to sit
up and take notice of what happened
after that long drive. Fish horns and
horse Addles and tin pans and hats In
the air. It was beautiful. Then up went
Martin Dunn and slapped a bunt down
the first-base line, and beat It out, Ike
scoring. Those lunatics about wrecked
the grand stand, and out on the bleachers
every Uelllngham fan took a punch at a
Ike came hack to the bench, pulling
like a wheel mule at the top of a grade.
He sat down beside me, and wiped his
face on his sleeve.
"We've got 'em now," he says; "but
wo mustn't let 'em get away from us.
Listen, kid. McLaurln and Harrlgan are
tho flrst two men up for them next In
ning. Then old Anstruther."
Huh!" I says. "Three of the softest
marks In the world."
"Yes," says Ike; "but suppose they
go out In order what then?"
"What thent" I says. "Why, nothing.
Threo out side out; that's all there Is
to it."
"Use your head I" Bays Ike. "Don't
you see that that'll bring Jimmy Dough
erty up to lead off tho ninth InnlngT"
' "Well." says I, "It can't be helped.
I'vo had him eating out of my hand all
day. We'll have to take a chance."
"Wo won't do any such a thing!" says
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Ike. "I'd sooner havo anything else
happen than to havo tho Flea up there
to lead off In the ninth with nobody
out. He hasn't dono anything yet, and
that's exactly why you can look for
him to pull something this tlmo. He'll
be desperate."
"Well, spring It," I says. I knew Iko
hnd something up his sleeve besldo his
"It's easy," sayB Ike. "You pitch your
head off to McLaurln and Harrlgan, and
get them out of tho way savvy? Then
up comes old Anstruther, and you walk
"Walk him!" I says. "Why, that old
phlllyloo bird ain't had a hit oft mo all
Beason!" And then, all of a sudden, I
saw what ho wob driving at. I don't
know why It didn't strike mo before.
"I got you!" I Bays. "You want to
get Dougherty out of the way."
"Sure!" says Ike. "He's only danger
ous when he's got a clear track ahead
of him on tho bases, and nobody out.
You walk the old ico wagon, and up
comes tho Flea with two gono and tho
slowest mnn In tho league plugging tho
circuit ahead of him. Anstruther can't
run a lick, and Jimmy won't havo a
chance. If wo get him out, fine; If he
gots to first, ho's still got Anstruther at
second, and tho only chanco we take Is
that the next man will hit ono a mile.
That's whnt you call real Inside baseball,
Nationals Release Engel
CLEVELAND. July 22. The Washington
American League team has releatod Pitcher
Joe Engel to the Minneapolis American Asso
ciation, recalling Pitcher Harper from that
Mullen to Umpire for Feds
CHICAGO, July 22. John Mullen, an umpire
ot tho Western League staff, will leave organ
ized baseball and Join tho Federal League
stuff. President O'Neill announced. Mullen of
ficiated In the American League two seasons
More than one million fastidious golf
ers dnlly find themselves face to faco
with their mirror not knowing what Is
the' correct thing to wear. No two goK
ers dress alike or nearly alike. There
Is no line drawn between formal, In
formal nnd negligee. The result Is tt
nondescript Bcenlo hash on our linKs
overy day.
In order to standardize the matter or
dress nnd bring harmony where a riot
of design reigns, a golfor's dress chart
is herewith presented!
Mornlnr? Round Negligee Stag
Hat, none.
Coat, none.
Waistcoat, none.
Trousers, outing, caught up In front
and back with clastic web flutlngs.
Shirting, Scotch pique, blue or gray.
Collar, none. No tie.
Shoes, none. ,.
Jewelry, gold collar button at tho
Afternoon Wear Ladles Present
Hnt, Gainsborough (AlplneT.
Coat, pink pussywillow taffeta. Waist
coat, old cretonne. ,.
Trousers, Irish crepe knickers with
flounclngs. Shirting, stiff bosom.
Collar, stand-up; accordion Ascot cra
vat. , . ,
Shoes, patent leather, non-hobby.
Jewelry, golf links with studs to match.
Scarfpln, Bcml-proclous stono.
Gloves, worsted llama.
Stick, "dreadnought."
Nineteenth Hole Informal Stag
Hat, Btorm. '
Topcoat, rubberized tan.
Rubbers, glasses.
Stick, umbrella.
For the Shower Negligee
Hat, rubber skull.
Suiting, none.
Shoes, none.
Shirting, none.
Collar, none; no scarf.
Gloves, none.
Jowelry, pearl necklace.
B. C. Tillinghast, Frankford, one of tho
real "Old Guard" of Philadelphia golf,
and father of A. W. Tillinghast, tho well
known local player, had a great tlmo at
Phllmont Tuesday In tho medal round
and, though his scoro wasn't so good as
thoso ho usod to.rflake In tho old dnys,
ho had lots of youthful company whero
ho finished. And ho wound up his round
in a blazo of glory when he cast a long
approach on tho green and ran down a
long putt amid tho cheers of the gal
lery. "What do I caro about tho score?" he
said. "I'm out for fun." The "old man"
will bo right there, as usual, when tho
Ancient and Honorables too up at Morion
next week.
Tho mystery of the long string of silk
pennants hoisted in tho breeze ot Phll
mont was cleared up when It was ex
plained that they each showed the colors
of tho different country clubs represented
In tho tournament. It was nt flrst
thought they were the Blgnals of some
now nnd complex weather system, but It
was realized before the weather had fin
ished for tho day that it would havo
taken oven more flags than these to
havo shown the players what was going
to happen In tho way of wind, fog nnd
Tho courBO was not very fast at Phll
mont on Tuesday, which accounts for the
high scoring.
Cecil Calvert, Aronlmlnk, winner of the
St. David's tourney, was last oft with an
81 to beat. Playing tho samo beautiful
brand of golf that he has been Bhowlng
The low, graceful lines, smart
appearance ' and luxurious
appointments of the
represent an advance in
motor car design as marked
as the new standard of
performance set by this
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A Little Harmony Might Help to Rest the Eyes of the GallM
B. C. Tillinghast, Mcmocr 0 via uuuiu, ou.i. j. urns m
Good Scores on Frankford Course.
lately, he went out easily In S3 and tfi
slowed up, coining homo lazily in j j
an 80, which was mo Dest gross grorJ
turned In. He used ono of the three era
skin bags ho has won In the last weeWM
H. It. Frnnclne, Huntingdon Valley, i.n
year's city champion, was burning un hn
littlo car Tuesday In nn effort to cet fs
rniiuiuuk un miiu .Yuen un rnn aiou 6j
a rope an Inch thick ntrctched acrnmX
road off Edgo Hill. Luckily, the wiSS
Inches higher nnd tho rope would has
como right on over nnd taken Frnnr
under tho chin.
"I'll be 'hanged' If I come that wif
again," ho said, and then pawed hff
ball 00 yards of tho way to tho first tee,
Tho nicknames given to some of
shots In golf present tangles for .&!
Hero follow a few untwlsteafv;
"Sllclng"-Lcft to right Bpln. FllgVtrSf
ball Is to tho right. S
"Pulllng"-Rlght to left spin. FllthW
ball Is to tho left. Ma
"Topping" Hitting ball above centreH
"Bnmng" Striking ground with lnt
and sending ball in air. m
"Slnfllng"-Clubhend strikes gro'unl
back bait, messing tho shot. 4H
"Missing" Spraining one's vertebras
nt tho samo tlmo clipping tho air juit
over tho ball or on cither side, tho bill
remaining stolidly Indifferent to any iJJ!
tlon going on, nnd motionless. m
Golf etiquette.: When tho opponcnftli
addressing his boll tho pollto golfer should
say out loud: "Do you think you will
mako this shot, honorable opponentrifl
If ho refuses to answer, put tho (jrieS
to him ngaln at tho top of his mvlna
This will givo him determination 'aM
confldonco. Also practice swinging neirJ
by, so ho can see how tho shot shouli
not bo made. m
Boxing at tho Gaycty .
In tho 103-pound class at the Oayety boiSS
ehow Jack Jivlns won from Harry Kflbane la
three rounds: Frank McKcnna won from
Johnny Long In three rounds; Blllv Hinds tt
fcatal Young Nelson In four rounds. This wi
a rattling good bout nnd had to go an eitrs
round before It was decided.. -a
In tho ItS-pound clasi final Wally Nelion an4
Ted Murdock ncro slopped In tho third round
to mo Murdock. ,.,
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convert an ungainly wa-
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