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OTES AND COMMENT ON GOLF AND TENNIS ITEMS FROM THE VARIOUS FIELDS OF SPORT
EVENTNOf EEKGEB PHITiADEUPHIX. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13. IMS:
I'M NO QUITTER
NOR AM I CRYING
FOR AID" MACK
i athletics' Manager Declares
Hp Will JViaKe uooa
LITTLE BOBBY BYRNE AND HIS PRETTY BRIDE-TO-BE
MORE NEW MEN COMING
I m not crying for mercy or maklnsr
. - .. nnlrnnopA for the. Athlftttra
iia pi ? r: .::: re": :;:
Club nor do i douovo ui in muuo
. UltltakO in tearing apart mu greatest
tmeball machine of tho day. It Is said
M a crltlo who has been bitter toward
'li.. Athletics for years that wo must
iow e tnat w6 have made a mistake.
jU points to mo proseni season 01 mo
Athletics as a monument to Connlo
Mack's folly, but I Btlll maintain that
I did right and will again say that I
wfll havo a greater team in two years
thin tho one I broko up."
This statoment was made by Manager
Connie Mack, of tho Athletics, after read-
9.1 Intr an arncio inumuung nun no uo-
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rrfUflgfKl inO i IliiliCO uio in,ttaa w.nb ivtllil
It having, ana wmi uio v"uu "u uui.
tger Mack must at last realize that It
was a serious mistake to tear apart tho
famous Athletics machine.
' "We are losing ball games every day
and probably will flnlsh tho poorest last
of any team In cither major lcaguo in
years, but I have made considerable
progress along the lines of reconstruction.
If the fans will look back to tho 130S
season, they will realize that my prog
ress was slow then until the combination
was complete, and then tho team camo
, like lightning. My progress must bo slow,
becauso the only part that I have now
that I am banking on for my new ma
chine are pitchers, and they don't know
anything yet and cannot bo expected to
show until next season.
"I will have almost an entirely new
team In the field in two weeks' time, and
then the fans will be able to get a line
ca my future championship team. To
AlXe I have not a single youngster,
barring one, who will be a part of the
new machine. My best prospects will bo
here In a short time, and I think tho fans
will be satisfied.
"The poor attendance has not worried
M In the least, because the least atten
tion e attract right now the better It
will be for the team. I am convinced
that the fans will suddenly awaken to the
fact along about the middle of next sea
son, and then they will be satisfied that
I have done the right thing.
"1 have made no plea for mercy, as my
critic would have people believe. Ho has
roasted the Athletic Club unmercifully
for years, and without cause. We have
always played fair with the publlo and
newspapers, and becauso we couia not
conscientiously give him tho best of It at
the expense of the others, a campaign
was started against the club.
"If I thought that thero was anything
to any suggestion from carping critics
which would do tho team good or aid
J the public, I would bo only too glad to
"I have not seen that I have made a
iierlous mistake. In fact, I am more
Iconvinced than ever that I did exactly
right. I made the remark last winter
i that I did not think tho Athletics as they
finished the 1914 season could repeat In
the American league, and after what I
have seen of the other teams I am sure
that I ias not wrong. My 1914 team
, with Its 1913 spirit could have won pen
dants for several years, but with the
spirit that prevailed -In 1914, It could not
have finished better than fourth this year.
"Others may disagree, but I contend
'that I know that team better than any
one else. We have always given the fans
good baseball and pennant-contending
teams, and will do so In the future. I do
not begrudge the Phillies the money they
are making or the success they have had.
The club deserves tho success, and I am
' pulling hard for them to win tho pen
nant I have not seen anything of tho
National League teams and therefore my
opinion Is valueless, but I should say,
Judging by the existing conditions, that
the Phillies will win out with a little to
"At the Sporting Writers' banquet last
winter Moran and I wished each other
success during the present season, and
I am glad to say that I feel happy bo
cause a man like Moran. who is a credit
to the game, has been so successful, an
I will be pulling for him till the flnlsh.
"Why should wn nnvv thn Phillies?
We have had years of success and It Is
their turn now. I havo never been a
quitter and I won't quit now. Nor will
I allow the attacks of an unfair crltlo
to sway me. The public may be misled
for a time, but you can't fool the peo
ple all the time. I could have broken
up my team In a manner that would have
caused but little excitement, but that Is
not toy Wav nf rinlntr hiialnrm). ITnrt tho
team been broken up In another manner,
""'" wuum nave naa lo oe conieni
1th a losing team for a longer period
wan they will under existing conditions.
I repeat that we will have another
J wonderful club beforo the close of next
tason. Everything depends on how
Won my pitchers develop. They will
surely be right by the middle of next
Mason. They are slow finding them
'lve, but they will come around. The
rest of my combination has been com
pleted and will be shared up between
now and the spring training season.
Just at present I prefer to keep the
names of the new men to myself, but
f thAV wilt -II 1-- l - lit.l a 1
,1JnJt remember -we don's care If there are
j"vl nunarea people present, 'me way
jn tAS tenm la nlavlnn wa n M rratilnv nil
trJ' Patronage that could be expected,
U m the public likes a winner, and I will
relive tbem that"
WHAT MAY HAPPEN
IN BASEBALL TODAY
Tho Phillies' star third bascmnn is to wed Miss Laura Shields, of St. Louis, nt tho close of tho present base
ball season. Miss Shields will become his brido whether or not the Phillies win tho pennant. The two havo
been sweethearts since childhood.
JOLLY TARS WILL GET
HANDSOME PRIZES AT
BIG GABFEST TONIGHT
Members of Crews In Memor
able Bridesburg to Ocean
City Race Will Gather
THE DORA ITS THRILLERS
THE VARDON GRIP IN GOLFING;
CORRECT POSITION OF LEFT HAND
Study of British Champion's Method Gives Exact Place
for Each Finger and the Thumb to Make
the Swing Effective
By JOHN ALBERT SCOTT
To establish a correct connection be
tween plaer and club. Is tho fundamental
ot gclf Vardon, Drnld and Taylor, who
have, between them, won the Open Cham
pionship of Great Britain (generally ac
knowledged as tho world's championship)
10 times in tho last 20 years, all use the
same form of grip. It Is safe, therefore,
to assume thero Is sound reason for their
method of gripping tho club or they
would not be In accord In using it
Btralght up The thumb Is on top of
tho grip nnd ngalnst tho hand, closing
tho V That part of the forefinger which
shows In the photograph is pointing
downward, in lino with tho V.
It Is this position of the left hand, tho
right conforming to It, that automatically
Elves the "turn of tho wrists" In taking
the club to tho top of tho swing, as will
later appear. It Is the ery beginning of
a correct golf swing
If tho club Is held In this manner with
tho left hand, It will be found that the
tips of tho second and third fingers will
touch the largo lump at tho baso of the
thumb, tho end of tho second linger Just
nt tho Joint where tho thumb Jolni tho
hnnd. Tho end of the little finger will
not quite go around the grip, there will
be a space between It nnd tho palm
Tho end of tho forefinger will come to
the first Joint of tho second finger.
Copyright by John Albert Scott
FIRST WORK FOR INDIANS
First Game of Carlisle Season Sched
CARLISLE, Pa. Sept 14 With thr
formal opening of the football season
scheduled for Carlisle on tho coming Sat
urday, tho Indians, under tho directions
of Conches Victor Kellej, Qua Welch and
John McGIUIs, put In an afternoon of
wnrm work hero yesterday. Following
tho fundamentals, n M-mlnuto scrlmmngo
gavo opportunity for keen competition foi
a number of positions.
Two new men. Williams, nt tackle, and
Chase, at guard, gnve Wclmns and Mar
tel a hard chase Numerous changes were
mnde In tho line-up of tho first nnd sec
ond ileini Tlbbltts showed strength In
TWILIGHT AT SEA
The twitlght hours, like birds, flew
As lightly and as free,
Ten thousand stars uere in the sly,
Ten thousand on the sea;
For evcrv wave, with dimpled face,
That leaped upon the air,
Had caught a star in its embrace,
And held it trembling there.
Local yachtsmen who participated In
the recent 134-nautlcal mile cruiser con
test under tho auspices of the Columbia
Yueht Club, sanctioned by the Amorlcan
Powerboat Association, from Bridesburg
to Ocean City, will gather at tho Hotel
Walton tonight, when tho handsome race
awards will be made.
Three members of the crew of each of
tho easels will receive souvenir medals.
Tho winning owner, W, J. McNamce,
Naomi, will get a certificate of cham
pionship from the A. P B. A., while a
slhcr loving cup will also be awarded.
Tho occasion will be a memorable one,
and tales of the trip will be exchanged.
A good old Impromptu gabfest along other
lines also will be a certainty.
The race to Ocean City was ono of the
most remarkable ever held In this or any
JBYRNE'S BOYHOOD SWEETHEART
TO WED HIM EVEN IF PHILS LOSE
Miss Laura Shields, Beautiful St. Louis Girl, and fkU
lies' Third Baseman Will Marry at Conclusion
of Present Baseball Season
Northeast Boy In Lehigh Squad
SOL'Tlt IIETHLrilCM, Pa., Sept 14 Not
neirly so many eandllates came out yesterday
at Lehigh a on lust Saturday, largely be
cause o hot ember Among them appeared
MacQrecor, a STO-pound guard nnd tackle of
Connas IU11, and Heuer, the 170-pound hair
liack ot Northeast High. Ileuer especially
looks trim. He did eome good early season
iimulnjr some of his kirks going more than
Bobby Byrne, third baseman of the
Phillies, who Is at the present time on
the sidelines with a broken finger. Is to
marry Miss Laura Shields, a beautiful
St. Louis girl, immediately after the close
of the season. This announcement was
made exclusively In the Evenwo Lddobr
Byrne and Miss Shields have been
sweethearts for years, ever since Bobby
started playing ball on a back lot a few
squares from the Shields resldenco on
O'Falllon street, St. Louis.
Byrno began his baseball career with
an Independent team In St. Louis, and
was recommended to John McCloskey,
then managing the Cardinals. McCloskey
got a minor league position for Byrne
and recalled him after ono season. Ho
was a Btar from tho outset In St. Louis,
and was rated as the best third baseman
In the league when he was sold to Pitts
burgh for a large sum of money and sev
This deal was made back In 1D09. and
aided Pittsburgh In winning the National
League pennant and World's Scries from
Detroit. He was traded to tho 'Phillies,
along with Howard Camnltz, for "Cozey"
Dolan. In the fall of 1913.
Miss Shields has followed Byrne's base
ball career. Just as a little girl sweet
heart would, and It Is said that they
would havo been married long ago. had It
not been for the fact that Miss Shields'
parents objected to having her leave St
Louis for six months each year
A rumor was started In St Louis that
Miss Shields had promised to marry
Byrne only on condition that the PhlrHe
won the pennant and world's champion
ship, bnt Miss Shields Indignantly denle
this. "I'll marry Bobby no matter whew
the Phillies flnlsh, or If he were to quit
hsseball tomorrow," was Miss 8hle.l4s'
declaration when the story appeared In a
St. Louis paper
It Is believed that the couple will re
side in St. Louis, and take apartments In
this city each summer
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Position of Vardon's Left Hand.
They represent three different physical
types. In height, size of hands, length of
arms, etc.; In fact, thero are no points of
physical resemblance. Hay nnd Duncan,
still different types, use tho same style
of grip. "Thero Is a reason "
Tho grip these men use Is tho over-lapping
grip, susually called theVnrdon grip,
becauso his use and success with It first
called attention to it, although thero Is
some doubt as to Its origin.
To illustrate It, I will use photographs
of Vardon's hands, which ho permitted
me to take. Photograph No. 1. us,ed with
this article, shows the left hand. It will
bo seen that this hand Is so placed, partly
over the shaft, as to permit one using
It, to see the Joints of the first three
fingers, whero they Join tho hand. Tho
V formed by the thumb and hnnd Is
pointing toward the right shoulder, not
WHAT THE PHILS MUST
DO TO WIN PENNANT
Twenty-three gnmes remain on the
riilllles' schedule Ilrooklyn linn 19 and
If the l'lilllles win 18 out ot 23 R!mr
they will win the pennant with 03 games
won anil Gl lost, a percentage of .001.
The best lloMnn nnil llrooldjn could tin
by winning eiery game would be to tie
for krcoml place with an nrernge of 807
It the Phillies win. 17 out (if 23 nnil
Itnston and Ilrooklyn win nil tlielr
games, the three, trams would be tied for
llrst place with 93 gnracn won anil 03
lost, n n nernge of .90.
It the I-hllllm Bbould win 11 out of 23
they would hitr-- percentnge of 57H,
and Itroohlyn would lme to win lfl out
of 19 nnd Iloston 18 nut of 21 to tic.
If the 1'hlllles should win only 12 of
their remaining 23 (nines they would
flnlsh with n prrrenlnge of .518, and
Ilrooklyn would hne to win 13 out of 19
and lloston 15 out of 21 to tie.
The above llgur ire bused on the
completed schcdul each nf the three
teams, as no proi .i tan be made for
games lost through postponement.
EASTERN TENNIS "CHAMPS"
SCHEDULED FPU SEPTEMBER 20
Entries for Meet In Fairmount Park
Indicate Best Yet
Tho EaBtern clay court tennis cham
pionship will be held this year as usual
on the courts at Strawberry Mansion,
Fairmount Park, starting Monday, Sep
tember 20, at 3 p. m. The committee has
reason to believe that the number of en
tries this year will far exceed thoso of
any previous year. Particular attention
has been paid to tho arrangement and
condition In order to make the 1915 cham
pionships the greatest and most enjoyable
of the 15 years of tennis playing under
the present club.
The committee on entries Is particularly
anxious to got the names of those who
have been identified as participants in
many tournaments of the past. Entries
may be sent to Leo Weinrott. 3156 Euclid
avenue, or phone Diamond 6387 D,
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