Evening public ledger. (Philadelphia [Pa.]) 1914-1942, September 03, 1915, Final, Page 13, Image 13

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Bclares the White Sox and
Detroit Are Uut or
' Fenway Folks Would Like to
Face Alexander in nuuuo
Series, Tris States
-..i. ceaker. said to bo the highest rnl-
1 Kaitniayer In the name, docs not
at fd , ,hal Detroit or Chicago will bo
Wn overhaultho ncd Sox. Speaker
.Me to ovOTBuit , . Uint th(j
White Sox are out 01
the running and that
he never did tnko
them seriously. De
troit is llltcly to Btay
up with the leaders
for another week, but
then they will grad
ually fall 'back, ae-,
cording to Speaker's
The American
League pennant Is al
ready clinched by
Boston and they aro
now looking forward
to the world's scries,
and to a man tho Red
Sox are pulling for
this speaker. the Phillies to win
is -jess? .t A&as. V
. In discussing tho American League race
ind the prospects of the Red Sox In tho
' world's scries? Speaker says: "Overcon-
f JUnc Is a bad thing and we aro trying
H w ward against It. but there is not a
' .layer on the Boston team who Is not
convinced that vve will win th. pennant
- with many games to spare. Tho White
Sox a"e through and they should have
realized it long ago. It Is not nearly as
' strong a team as the fans generally be
' li.te. It has plenty of natural
' itrugth. but as a machine the Chtcaga
teim falls shy of the mark that la neces
sary for winning pennants,
s "We have the ideal machine. "We were
along time getting started, but that was
. because of the slowness of the pitching
I . .$ i Jlw sF
'iB still in rou"uti "' " ---
J.J1 ' ago we did not have three pitchers go
VN'D ""i... Tleht at the same time, but now the
staff Is In such shape that Manager Car
rlgan hardly knows who to select.
"Joe Wood Is back In his old-time form.
, There Is nothing to the report that his
arm has gone wrong again. -IIo was sent
home because Carrlgan did not want to
take any chance on him In tho kind of
weather we ran Into In tho West. In
Bt Louis It was terribly warm, but after
we left the Wound City we ran into
weather that was better suited for foot
ball than baseball, and Carrigan sent
Wood home rather than liavo him even
warm up on such das. We will need
Joe badly in tho World's Scries, If tho
Phillies are as good a team as they
" claim, and ho will bo right.
& "Then we have three swell youngsters
On Shore, Foster und Ruth. All of these
fSlads.'ora .hlghclasa pitchers, as the
jyPhlllieB will discover If they win the pen
f rant. We are oil pulling for them to
r win, because we want to beat Alexander
I In a World's Scries. He must bo a won
I derful pitcher, and I am anxious to hit
awlnst him.
" "Tou know some of our fellows know
, khn pretty well. Lewis was with the All-
Amerlcans on tho trip to Honolulu last
winter, while Hoblltzel and Barry have
batted against him often. He will have
to be all they claim it ho beats us, be-
S cause we have the best balanced offenso
In the country. Detroit has a team of
hard hitters, but tho Tigers can be beaten
easily If two men, Cobb and Crawford,
i are stopped
"We have stopped them c,very time we
have played against Detroit, and that Is
why I figure they can't catch us. We
I completely outplayed them In tho recent
series In Detroit, and they were lucky
i to set one victory In tho series. We all
inwK that a poor decision save them
their only victory. In the coming series
in Boston we will put them out of the
race unless I am very much mistaken.
"Host of the fans on the American
League circuit aro pulling for us to win
jne pennant, as they are sure the Phll
He -will win, and want us to meet them
IU Ids WOrM'a iffr A. T tui1. ,i.
-,, --. . .,.....,, uu.i t ilium lliu
It" 2r Whlte Sox could defeat Alex-
"" vi i am sure we will.
fcfc'mi1 remcmber one thing that the
rmmes. or whoever does win the Na
tional League pennant, wilt discover that
iney are up against the best team that
,.... tn W seHier jn years when they
PhmulhVRcd Sox' x nm I,ulll"K fr the
.'I111' J because I believe that they are
Hle bnch of fellows. Kverybody
lh VothMtt' whlch ,s ,noro Ur,
BkV,5Y B.b.u ' ine Braves. Wo would
&vm ' the Braves, but I don't think
hlMH. i I"? ,hr?uh. Anyway, there
S4 Brv " between the neU 8ox
handicap Event for Cruisers
Starts From Bridesburg
to Ocean City
''' BruDESRlTnr. o.t - mi.. ... .,
. el .nil -- ''.. a.- -no ui iiBuu
en ,1 rac. for cruisers, a handicap
.,.,farteJ,1 here tnl8 fte"von.
t ?, !J be.ln,ff down th0 Delaware and
. weq up the Atlantic coast to Ocean City.
The ftrt k. .- . ... .
tU ts.kZt l i . KBl "ar way was
The w0mlS ?v.?ei CPtaln McMapee.
Kiitsin ? th? H8ttle Bert- Doctor Street.
iST 'ealnB at 3.19. The schedule, set
irea n ,m.e".'a,t the following: The
en(a t a . "". at i 11, ill a
. Vptaln Swayne. at iM: the
BTCanu n 'Vrna. 0, the Isabelle
m n.ni.i , . " " v,.., mm 1119 v
V wPtMn Johnson, at 8:36.
iVa.1",.!1), ,lf rt of th ,ac recep.
W ih.,'nl'.red' ftt th -" hoe here.
i eour';V.anl" an tne visitors.
11Z iSf thV will bo down the
htt! !.;!'!; J? De,aware Bay, to
is light, to the nort. h.n .' !..
INk IM.,t,.,.PaB. WWwood. Avalon
T ri.lMe C1,y P ' "takeboat off
JXaiEf!?!.' P"!ce Ba"n bt the
ifn :':,;?? ," l ? w?t w
wMMrty allowed the losers but, lx
. " never 1m ..ui.no. i..i..
F F Vu "Mi, fit . i . - vjx .omsiur-
L .m umpired the I
the game.
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Sea Game Playing It Safe by Going to Great Depths..
Normal Conditions Will Not Be Reached
Before Next Week
By DR. S. H.
The splendid fishing conditions In surf,
bfty find outside nlong the Jersey coast
and Delaware llay liar been crimped by
fa strong northeast storm that started to
blow Saturday of last week. Tho winds
that shitted around to the northwest early
In the week gnvo some hopes to the anx
ious angler. However, It again turned
and settled down to a heavy northeaster,
that has been steadily Increasing, and at
tho present time Is raging oft the middle
Atlantic States from Cape May to Cape
Hnttcras, whero It has reached gale force.
It Is almost Impossible for the fish to
stand the heavy seas, and they aro now
seeking deeper waters and will not touch
the most tempting baits offered.
Kvcn It It wcro possible for tho present
storm to nbntc by Sunday, It would be
well for tho week-end nngler to postpone
his weekly outing for another time, as It
usually takes from 38 to 43 hours for
fishing conditions to right themselves
after n northeast blow reaching the
severity of tho present storm.
Fishing for September promises well,
as there has been plenty of food of all
varieties, both In the bays and along tho
Market fishermen look for tho largo
tldo runners, that usually make their ap
pearanco after the middle of September,
somewhat earlier this season, as quite a
number wcro caught In tho bays Inst
week, some weighing ns much as six and
one-half rjounds.
The game season that opened for Penn
sylvania and Jersey this week for rail,
reed birds, mud hens and yellow legs
also received a setback on account of
tho heavy northeaster.
The heavy gales, which are Ideal con
ditions for the duck huptcr, who nnxlous
ly looks for a heavy northeaster, are
hardly the best of conditions for the
smaller varieties of birds.
The fall migration this season started
several vv-oks earlier than previous sea
sons, the birds anticipating the coming
blow, and the good shooting promised
last week also received a crimp along
with the fishing.
Game laws for Pennsylvania for 1915:
Snipe, Septenftcr 1 to January 1: plover,
September 1 to December 16; reed birds,
September 1 to October 31: snipe, plover,
reed birds,' unlimited. License: Non
resident, $10; resident, $1.
WITH 1915
Phillies, Contrary, to Habit, in the Lead, With Mackmen
in Cellar Golf Champions All Beaten in
National Play at Detroit
Never mind about the dope.
Play your game with pluck each minute;
Don't give up your hold on hope
'Cause you are not picked to win it;
Odds against you what of thatt
It should make jou play the better;
Paste this motto in your hat
Pluck's a splendid dope upsctter.
Standlsh wasn't picked to win.
Wise men said Ouimet would lick him;
ilarston didn't lose his grin
Just because they didn't pick him.
Travers and Ouimet went down,
Trimmed into a final letter;
Being a favorite wins no crown,
Pluck's the record dope upsetter.
When so many sportive upsets came off
In 19H It was figured that normal condi
tions would prevail for a while, but 1915 is
running 1914 the closest sort of a race. In
fact, 1913 Is beginning to bulgo on ahead.
There were 11 famous upsets last season.
So far this year Jack Johnson has been
beaten, the Mackmen have dropped from
first to last place, the scoffed at Phillies
have set tho pace In the National League,
McLoughlin has been beaten twice,
Travers, a star match player, has won
tho open championship and lost at his
best style of game to Travis and Mar
ston, New York rivals one of 5. and the
niher of 21 in two championship matches.
and Ouimet has Joined Travers by losing.
to a youngster entered in his seconu ama
teur championship. Which isn't so bad
for one brief season not yet completed,
with the lawn tennis situation at Forem
Hills still to be unraveled.
The golf situation has proved several
more or less Important details. One is
that no one or two men any longer rule
the game In America. There are now 10
star golfers to one of two veara ago.
Sixth Annual Tournament Held
This Afternoon at White
marsh Valley
CHESTNUT HILL. Pa.. Sept. 3. -
"Dads" of various ages, ranging from the
staid "pater" of a 20-year-old son to the
ptoud papa of a, 10-month-old, were In
their element once again today. The oc
casion was the sixth annual pater et
nilua tournament of the dolt Association
of Philadelphia and the host to the golf
ing famllUB was the Whltemarsh Valley
Country Club, scene of the Philadelphia
championships earlier In the year.
Long before the first pair wero sched
uled to start the croup around the first
tee, including faUers and sons, caddies
of every color, creed and age. and officials
numbered a score or more The original
list ot 37 pairs was further Increased b
four or five post-entries, and the total of
Individuals, at the starting time, was 83
Tho Odd one was a poor unfortunate
youth whose "dad" was compelled to re
main at his desk. '
The Webster family, of Frankford,
heretofore supreme, was not reprttena.
Every other prominent uoltlng family
was represented, the Sareenta. of Merlon,
rownsends. Sherwoods and Arnetta. of the
rame club; the Demlngs, of whltemarsh,
the O'Neills and Boltons, of Frankford,
the StaUells, or Aronlmlnk, the Burlelghs,
of Merchantvllle; the Myerses and Hallo
wells, Ot St. David's, and tha MacBeans,
of Old York road, were entered.
Two ball foursomes, handicap medai
play, were the provisions, with the prUes
for low net and low gross scores.
P. M. and K. MIevl. P. C !." 1B U1
U K. .IHmW. Br. and Jl . w"lte-,.,7 1KJOo
ma rill , . . ... , ., ' M HI
jr. K, slid
J. a. Hallo ell. .Bt.
108 16 V-
ItVrmin'.WK.'jV 'Wendell.
M 12 si
Jim Thorpe Football Coach
'"'.iliJ.V ha been signed to assist Coaih
Child. U ?! ". u. laSLfnalnrverslty foot
tl Mivutd lta r-
1 H and C W. II. TownarniJ. Merlon Ml 11
W Valid Jl. ji !.".?.'.' ?.-. Cu "
flame laws, for Jersey for 1915:
breasted plover, golden plover,
legs, Wilson snipe, September 1
yellow to Dc-
cembcr 15, rail, mnrsh hen or mud hen,
September 1 to November SO; reed birds,
September I to October 31. Marsh hens
or mud hens, 20 per day. License: Resi
dent, II 15; nonresident, S10.50.
Game laws for Delaware: Rail and reed
blpds, September I to November 1; sum
mer duck, September 1 to October 31:
squirrel, September 1 to October 15. Bag
limits; CO rolls per day, 10 ducks per da,
12 birds of any other specie, 8 hares,
rabbits, squirrels. License fee, nonresi
dents, (10 GO.
Grasshoppers and crickets, when full
grown, make most attractive baits for
bass for fall fishing. Cast lightly on tho
wntcr, theY will float down stream on sur
face; their ntitlcs on the surface attract
bass. Hook through the upper part of
the body and employ small hook.
The humble stoncy cattlo makes a
very hardy bolt to take along for a day's
fishing; ns many as five bass have been
caught with one cattle.
Hook a minnow by enterliiK the hook
through the lower Up nnd out through
the nostril; they will live longer and
when dead will 'troll In a very natural
In using files for bass select the smaller
varieties. No. 8 and 9 being the best.
Coachman, stiver doctor, Mnrch brown
and black gorat will provo a sufficient
vnrlcty for every locality.
Churchill Hungcrford, Clarence Brush
and Charles McGlnnls, of Phllndelphla,
will motor to Delaware Bay from Ocean
City in quest of large wcakftsh.
Frank Stewnrt, of Philadelphia, caught
n 3-pound weaktlsh Tuesday In Little
Rainbow Channel.
Mr. Wlddafield. of Philadelphia, caught
a 3-pound black drum in Egg Harbor
Bay while fishing for wenkflah. He also
caught a tide-runner weighing 54 pounds.
A number of the veteran Burf anglers
of Philadelphia, New York and Newark
will open the channel bass season on
Labor Day at Gus Wlttcamp's at Corson's
P. T Henry, of Philadelphia, a noted
nngler, will spend the week-end nt At
lantic City In quest of wcakflsh off
Great Bay.
are now nt least 10 colters In
America, rated as outsiders last season.
who are likely to bent Travers, Ouimet or
Evans In important matches at any stage.
There is no longer any chance to play
three or four men against the field. And
within another year or two there will be
nt least 20 golfers with an outside chance
to finish first, against two last season. Wo
are beginning to spread out a bit, sport
ively speaking, In this broad Common
wealth. Here's another detail. Only a few years
ago. tho only sporting interest to be
aroused In this country wns at baseball,
football or boxing. Now golf and tennis
are drawing their thousands as well. At
tho golf championship at Detroit there
were no more eager or more Interested
spectators thnn Ty Cobb, Eddlo Collins,
Clarence Rowland, Buck Weaver and
Jack Fournlcr. A season or two back and
you couldn't have dragged them out to a
golf match with a grappling hook.
The Alibi
" am a most unlucky slob,"
Said the pitcher to the umps;
"I never catch that fellow Cobb
'In one of them there slumps,"
Which recalls (the fact that another
famous upset for 1916 has been left out.
Cobb went to bat 24 times without getting
a safe blow. If this Isn't an upset there
is no such word in the public prints.
Lines to Jay McLaughlan
We've bumped out dope to stars who hit
Or come through with the winning clout;
To those with laureled beans who sit
And listen to the cheering shout.
The time to sing a good scout's praise
Is now not in the bye and bye;
And so here's how all eueii ways
A regular guy.
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Jacobson Spurns Feds
BROCKTON, Mass., Sept. I.-Merwln Jacoh
s'jn, track outfielder and leading hastman of
the Urockton Colonial League Club, has turned
down the offer of the Ilrooklyn federal League
team and has accepted terms with the New
.ork (Rants lie will join MrOraw'a team at
tha clow of the Colonial aeason. next Mon
day. The Hrookfeds were hot after Jacobson
but he refund to sign unleas a bonus was
forthcoming. The bonus did not coma and
McQraw gets the slugging outfielder.
Adw. Jc BaJ. nm, Me. Are ., 7K, 31
Brick-Topped Boxer, Formerly
of New York, Confident He Is
Superior of Baltimore
Blond Battler
Louis Nobllc, 20 years old, Italian and
auburn-haired, alios Battling Reddy. one
of tho leading tontenders for Kid Will
lams' bantamweight crown, will sign his
home nddrcss, Philadelphia, Pa., In the
future. The former New York clever lis
tlcufllsn, who has placed himself under
tho personal management of Jack Me
Gulgan, local promoter, believes he can
topplo Williams from his pinnacle. Mc
Gulgati will endeavor to draw the Kid
Into a bout with Reddy. In this event tho
Battler Is confident he will bring tho first
pugilistic title to Philadelphia.
Reddy has been boxing about four
jears, during which period ho has met
and defeated tho best bantams In the
world, Including Williams, In six and ten
round bouts. Among other stars de
feated by "Reds" are Young Solsberg,
twice; Dutch Brandt, twlre; Frankle
Burns, Billy Bcvan, Chick Hnvea and
Charley Ledoux.
While In New York Reddy sparred with
such clever boxers ns Mlko Gibbous,
Packcy McFarlatid, Jack Brltton null
I Fied Welsh in gymnasium work-on tB,
Tlnt (Intn.tl tl.nl.. !. I n.1. n... ml. a . .1.
bantam's great cleverness and beautiful
boxing ability.
Willie Hiiunoii nnd Tommy Welsh, u
pill of clever bantams, will appear in
tho feature fray of the weekly Ludlow
A. C'.'n open-air show tonight.
In Brooklyn tonight. A I Kublok, the
"Michigan Giant," will clash with Jim
Stewart In a 1'Mound Lout.
A victory for Bobbv Rev Holds over
Jimmy Murphy In tho scmlwlnd-up to
the Joe Borrcll-Frnnk Loughrey match nt
the Olympla Tuesday l.lght will put him
In line for bouts with Johnny Dundee
nnd Johnny Kllbane. Eddie Morgan, of
England, says he will meet Reynolds If
the latter mokes 130 pounds.
Charley White has nrrlved In New
York for the purpose of being n spectntor
at the Mike Glhbons-Pnckcy McFnrland
match next week. White also may sign
up for a light or two while In Gotham.
When Abe Atlell clashes with Tommy
Houck Labor Day. tho former feather
weight champion will have Frank Morun,
heavyweight, in his corner as chief ad
Middle Atlantic Association of
A. A. U. Holds Meeting Here
This Afternoon
Two important news items announced
today will make some difference In tho
relative standing of the teams whlcth will
compete in the Mlddlo Atlantic A. A. U.
track and field championships on the
Central High School field on Monday.
One Is that "Ted" Meredith, the Univer
sity or Pennsylvania captain, will not
compete for the Meadowbrook A. C. Tho
other is that tho Registration Committee
of tho Middle Atlantic Association has
declared Elmer Smith, the former Mer
cersburg star. Ineligible to run for the
Meadowbrook Club.
Hern's n new kind of Van Loan Mury.
A MrthodlHt preacher enters the ranks
of the tuujchent tram In the If incur, and
win a world's rhamplonMilp for his man
ager. In
A Pennant and a Penance '
that matter of lmnrlmll (lotion, and the
world's grrutett MorU story writer
slves the reader of the KTenlng I.rdicer
komelhlnK to think nlmut. Follow the
hero throuRh nil battles of conaclence
when lie han to rhoone between hla
Methodlut trnlnlnc and Ills love for the
team. Tills story begins In the portlncr
page of
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"Nine Times Out of Ten a Twirler Seeka Only to Baffle
Batsman To Strive for Record Would Wear Out
Pitching Arm," Says Great Hurler
nretet bisessll pitcher In the werld and themalrulay of the Philadelphia Nstlonsl League
Club In the 1018 Tennant Itace.
I wonder how many batsmen ft pitcher
could strlko out In a gamo or In a sea
son, If ho really made that his principal
Doesn't n big
Icaguo pitcher try to
strike out the oppo
nents?" you ask. My
answer Is "No!"
That is, nine times
out of ten a twirler
seeks only to baffle
the man who la
swinging tho bat,
nnd he's Just as well
sntlsllcd to have him
hit the ball, so long
AI.EXANDKll Ila ,o does not drive
to n safe spot. I suppose a man with tho
puzzling break to his curve could strlko
out twice as many plnyers as he actually
docs TnkcChrlsty Mathcvvsonln his prime
and with his almost unhltablo fadeaway
woiklng right. Ho could pile up strike
outs by the dozen, no doubt. Yet Matty
always was satisfied to have the oppo
nents hit the ball until he got Into a
tight place, when he usunlly could fan
a man If he mado up his mind that wns
the thing to do.
The reason that pitchers do not try for
strike-out records Is easily understood.
In the first plnce a man would wear his
arm out pitching that sort of a game. He
would have to put something on every
ball he shot up to the plate, and his con
trol would have to be perfect.
Then, too, the fllnger who would try
to fan overy batsman who faced him
piobably would pllo up a base on balls
record which would equal his strike-outs.
I will nttempt to explain this.
Ordinarily, when I nm pitching, I try
to glvo a man a ball that he doesn't llko
to hit. I'laver A may be positively weak
when it conies to banging a pitch that
is low and on the outside corner, riayer
B may kill that sort of a ball, but pop
up one that is high and close to him
Virtually every big leaguo batsman has
a weakness, as the fans know.
Well, If I can pitch low ones on the
outsldo corner to Tlayor A, he will have
to swing at them. If my control Is good,
I'll get them over the corner so the urn
plro will call them strikes, and rather
than look at the third one the batsman
will try to hit It. But. while he will man
age to connect with the baseball a good
many times, he will not be nblo to hit
It hard or safe. The same thing npplle
to Player B, except that In his case 1
keep them high and Inside.
I expect both these men to hit the
ball, nnd sometimes they will manage
to get one where It can't bo fielded and"
It will go for a base hit. But the chances
are greatly against them hitting the ball
safe when I keep It where they don't
like it.
Therefore, the pitcher usually Is trying
to take advantage of the batsman's weak
ness and seeking to make him hit tho
On tho other hand, if I were trying to
strike out Plaver A, I would be com
pelled to outguess him. That is, I would
havo to pitch a ball that would break
down, up. Inside or outside, so that lie
would bo fooled and would swing at It and
miss it. Possibly I could do that once
or twice. But nfter a while he would
begin to look them over. By that I
Hal Boy Wins First Heat of the Open
ing Event
EMPIRE TRACK. Yonkers. N. Y.,
Sept. 3. Hal Boy won the first heat In
the opening race here this afternoonjfor
Ufa J2000 stake. Russell Boy was sec
ond nnd Single G third.
The summaries:
2. OR lia.cu. :i In 5, stake $2000, first heat
Hal Boy. McMahon. won. Ruaaell Doy. Ueers,
second, Single O., Cornell, third; Major Ong,
A. Murphy, fourth. Time, 2.044,
2:1.'. clava. trotting;, purio $1000, .1 In .", first
heat lloy Miller. Grady, won; Valotte, Co
bum. second; W. J. I.eyburn, McCarthy,
third, Kitty U Bellini, Hinds, fourth. Time,
-!'12-i. Illue Feather, Tramprlght and Henry
K. also finished.
2:10 trot. .1 In B, purse J1C00. first heat
St. Frisco, (Jeers, won; Farcllfte, McCart'iy,
fecond: McCloskcy, McDonald, third: The Kom
tro Belle. Serrlll, fourth. Time. S.UTfi. Mirth,
ful and Dick Watts alao finished.
The nroadway, 1:08 pace, purso $2000, second
heat ltusR-ll Hoy, Gtcra, won, Hal lloy, Mc
Mahan, second! Major Onic. Murphv, third;
Single 0., Uo.neH, fourth. Time, 2.01U.
mean he would take a couple to discover
Just what I had in the way of a curve
or fast one or slow one.
If I pitched n curve ball that started for
the mlddlo of tho plate, but broke to the
right too far, It would be called a ball
by the umpire. If tho batsman took a
couple nnd they were not over, I would
be In a hole, Then I would be com
pelled to pitch thorn over, or take chances
on him waiting me out and getting a
base on balls If I continued my at
tempts to fool him and strike him out.
I do not try to strike a man out more
than a couple of times In the ordinary
game. Of course. If there are men on
buses nnd the pitcher comes up, or some
player who Is known to be weak with
the stick, I would try to fan him. And
when the bases are all occupied and a
long fly will score a man, I try to strike
out the batter, no matter who he Is or
what his reputation may be. Theso are
the only times, when a really do put
everything I own on the ball.
There ore batsman in our league who
never lilt much abovo .240 and still .strlko
out less often than Ludcrus, Daubert,
Cravath, Mageo and other players who
usually are found around the .300 mark.
Thnt Is because tho batsman with the
low average has a decided weakness nnd
the pitchers all know It. They feed him
pitches whero he doesn't want them and
ho hits tho ball virtually overy time up,
but seldom hits It safe.
Quite often Honus Wagner or some
other great batsman will come up and the
fans will shout, "Strike him out." They
do not feel quite satisfied unless the bnts
man swings at the third one and misses
It. They figure that If he hits It nt all,
he Is doing his share and It's Just a
question of luck whether the ball drops
safe or Into the hands of a fielder.
But I'd rather have a batsman of the
Wagner type hit a bnll thnt was over the
edge of the plate whero he couldn't get
his full swing nt It, than have him get
n toe hold nnd cut loose at a curve ball
that I had pitched with the Intention of
fooling him and striking him out. In other
words. It's not good baseball to try to
strike out a slugger every time he comes
up. If lie outguesses you and gets a hold
of a curve ball, it's goodnight. If ou
don't get them over for him, he walks.
It Is true that a big league pitcher de
pends a whole lot upon his support. If
you are sure tho fielding behind you will
be almoit perfect, you can let every bats
man lilt the ball. That Is the advantago
the major fllnger has over his mino"
brother. And that also explains why the
percentage of strikeouts In minor and
semlpro leagues most often are greater
than they uro in the fast company. The
pitcher In the "bushes" Is not so sure
that a hard-hit ball between the shortstop
nnd the third baseman will be fielded, or
that tho centre fielder will go to the fence
nnd grab a line drive. Therefore, he tries
to keep the opponents from hitting tho
As I said, It would be Interesting to
know Just how many men Christy Math
evvson could have fanned In a Blngle game
when he was In his prime. I guess against
some clubs he could have piled up n
recoid that would have been hard to
equal. But I Imagine, too, ho would have
been charged with a good many bases on
balls, and ns it Is lie possibly walked
fewer men than any other pitcher In the
Wins Semifinal Matches on Bay Head
BAY HEAD, N. J., Sept. 3. Dr. E. B.
Dew hurst, of Huntington Valley, .quali
fied to meet G. C. Burgwln, Jr.. of Pitts
burgh, In the final round of the Jersey
const championship this morning, defeat
ing Lovell Carr at 6 to 2, 6 to 2.
Norman Svvayne and Perry Osborne
reached the final of the doubles, defeat
ing Rowland and Edwards at 6 to 2, 2
to 6, 6 to 1.
N. W Swayne and P. Osborne beat J. R.
Rowland and V, M. Edwards, 0 to 2. 2 to 0,
0 to 1.
Dr. E. II. Dewhurtt beat II. I.. Carr, 0 to
2. 0 to 2.
Mrs A. Church beat Miss F. Cattlm. u to
2. II to 2.
Mrs. Tobey heat Mrs. Harrington, a to 3.
0 to 1.
Mlu F. Dalzell beat Mls M. Ilaker, 7 to
S, 3 to U, n to 3.
R. Norris Williams, 2d, of
This City, Also Survives
at Forest Hills
Craig Biddle and Sid Thayer
Lobg Their Matches in
Morning Play
WE8T TENNIS CLUB, Forrest Hill,
N. Y Sept 3. Maurlco E. McLoughlin,
Pacific coast "comet" and R. Norris Wll
Hams, 2d, of Philadelphia, national title?
holder, fought their respective ways to
the semifinals In the national matches this
afternoon. Williams was In much better
form than the man whom tennis sharps
predict will oppose him for the title next
Tuesday. McLoughlin went badly oft
form In one set. He defeated F. B. Alex
ander, 6-3. 6-2, .-6, 6-3.
Tho best feature match of the day In
the fourth round of the national lawn
tennis tournament resulted In a victory
for Theodore Roosevelt Pell, New York,
over his fellow townsman, Charles M.
Bull, Jr Tho scores were 6-L 6-2, 64
William Rand, Apawamls, defeated Craig
Blddlo. Philadelphia. 3-6, 6-3. 2-6, 6-3.
A big gallery was present wtien the Pell
Bull match began on the main court In
front of the stands. Pell's play left no
doubt that he Is In the tournament to
make a real showing, and that the man
who downs him will have to be at top
form both physically and technically.
Bull demonstrated that he Is a grand tac
tician as well as the possessor ot Un
playable ground strokes. When the oc
casion demanded Pell raced to the net and
cut off the sharp drives of Bull for clean
point, driving cross court and down the
side lines.
While the Btddte-Rand match was
closer than the Bull-Ptll affair, it was not
so well played. Neither of these con
teBtants seemed to be at his best at
any stage of the long five-set match.
The defeat of Sidney Thayer was some
what of a surprise to the experts, as
they were expecting the yountr Philadel-
phlun to make a. strong bid for the title.
Maurice E. McLoughlin, tho Pacific
coast star, was back In prime form .to
day. He took the first se,t from Alexan
der, 6 to 3, playing brilliantly and never
being In danger. He took the second
Bet 6-2 In the same sensational fashion.
In tho third set McLoughlin showed a
bad reversal of form, being badly oft
his stride. Alexander won, 6-L The
Pacific coast marvel was wild and erratic,
while Alexander seemed suddenly to
steady down.
In the final match ot the day William
Johnson, California, defeated Karl H,
Behr, New York. 3-6, 6-3, 6-3. 7-5.
Francis T. Hunter. New Rochclle, N,
Y defeated J. S. Pfaffman, Boston, 6-3,
6-4. 6-1.
R. Norris Williams, 2d, Philadelphia,
defeated J. B, Adonc, Jr., Dallas, Tex.,
6-3. 6-1, 6-0.
McLoughlln'a scores against Frederick
B. Alexnnder were 6-3. 6-2, 1-6, 6-3.
Williams defeated J. B. Adoue, Texas
champion, In straight sets, 6-3, 6-1, 6-0.
Theodcre It. Pell, We-t'Slde Tennis Cluo,
defeated C. M. null, of the Crescent Athletic-
uiud, ii-i. tt--;. u-.
Wllllum TTnnrV Inawamli fluti KTawr '
defeated Crals Diddle. Newport, h-6, 6-3, 8-371
C. 8 Garland. Tale, defeated Stanley Thay
er. Harvard, 11-4. ll-l. il-O.
II. A. Throckmorton. Princeton, defeated W.
II. Harlow. Fennsl.anla, U-3, 0-2. 0-2.
l J. Urlflln California, defeated B. C. Law,
New York. H-2, iM, (1-2.
M E. McLoughlin defeated F. B. Alexander,
C-3, 0-2. 4-0, 0-X
Evcrs Is Naughty Again
BOSTON. Sept. .1. For too much strenuous
tal kand sign language agatnBt Umpire flyron
In yetcrda's game between the Braves and
Dodgers, Captain Evcrs was this afternopa
suspended for live days. Schmidt and Fits
Patrick, who weru also put otu of the con
tent, were fined ,lfxi and 50, reepectlvelyr It
was officially announced.
Sensational Team from Hawaii
Adml.nlon lBc. tirand Stand I5e
LABOR DAY at 10 A. M. and S V. M.
Stetson vs. Cape May