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BVENIKa LEPGEB-pHILAPELPHIA, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20. TB
BROOKLYN AND BOSTON PURStJE FORLORN - HOPE " ALEX " SHOULD WIN FOUR MORE
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fEAR OF BOSTON AND BROOKLYN
FADES AS PHILS INCREASE LEAD
Mornnmen Need Win Only Nino Out of Sixteen, as
Afainat Thirteen Out of Fifteen Necessary for Rivals.
Alexander Should Gain Four More Victories
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Another eek h passed with the Dodgera and Braves unable to cut
the 1d of the rhlllles, ana It begins to iook an ir me locaia win return
n October 4 the new champlona of the National League. The Phillies
tear J more nmta to play, and need but nine victories to make It almost m
for either Brooklyn or Iiotton to win.
vvi,Uri ti thit nmu scheduled are clayed, the Phillies can finish with a
tweentayc. of .tTl by winning nine out of the 16 games yet to be played. To
t)! this mark both Brooklyn and Boston muet capture 13 victories out of IB
IHMMa. To win, either team will havo to add another victory or the Phillies will
Have to suffer another defeat somewhere along the route.
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Boston Figures Valiantly on IU Chance to Win
It seems hardly reasonable to expect either Boston or Brooklyn to accom
pMefc their task, particularly as each team is scheduled to play four games with
the rhlllles. In Boston, the dopesters are optimistically showing how a clean
weep by the Braves from the rhlllles in Boston, and then an oven break for
Morans men In Brooklyn, while the Braves are taking four games from New
York, will Just send the Braves over the wire a few points ahead of the Phillies.
In Brooklyn they are doing their figuring along the same lines, but It Is likely that
the dreams of both will be shattered, as one Qrover C. Alexander has evidently
been forgotten in the shuflle.
Alexander Should Turn In Four More Vlctorlea
Just how Boston and Brooklyn can figure on overcoming a lead such as the
Phillies have. Is dimcult to Imagine, unless the whole Phllly team collapses. Nine
victories will surely give the rhlllles the pennant, and It Is safe to predict that
Alexander the Oreat will win five more games If It becomes necessary to work
him to the limit
During the last week Alexander won throe gomes and Is apparently going.
better than at any time in his career, barring a brief spell In the middle or the
present season, when he was shattering records, and there Is no sound reason
why he should not travel along at his present gait until the close of the season.
Phillies' Star to Pitch Twice Against Cubs
Yesterday Alexander beat the Cardinals and ho will not be on the mound
gain until Thursday, when ho will pitch against the Cubs. Then the Phllly
wonder can gp back at the Cuba on Sunday. This will be the last Phllly game In
the West and Alexander will then be saved for the opening game of the series
with the Braves In Boston on Soptember 29, Wednesday,
If It Is the Braves who are still on the heels of the Phillies, Alexander can go
back on Saturday, October 2. If the Dodgers are the second team at that time,
Morah can give his star an extra day'd rest and start him against Brooklyn on
, Then if the race should still be undecided Alexander could be sent back on
Octobcx-Tl the last day of the season. It Is safe to predict that It will not bo
neceuory to work Alexander after October 4, and chances favor him working on
this day only 4o Umber up for the world's series.
Mayer, Chalmers, et al., Should Win Five Games
This line of reasoning Is allowing Alexander four victories out of five starts,
Mayer two victories out of three starts, and ono or two relief games; Chalmers
two victories out of four starts, as the latter has reached such form that he is
certain to ba one of the dependables in the stretch.
Thus H will bo necessary for Rlxey, Demarco or McQuillan to win but one
game to glvo the Phillies their nine victories out of 16 games, and this will be
enough to win the pennant. Perhaps Alexander may lose two games, but If he
doe it Is likely another game will be picked up somewhere.
Chalmers Again the Hard Luck Pitcher
An even break In a double-header with the Cardinals was as much as the
Phillies could expect, bujt It was a heart-breaking game that George Chalmers
last. While Chalmers' pitching was such that It would have won nine out of ten
games, he" could hardly hope for victory when Ames, his opponent, was holding
the Phillies to one hit in 10 innings. It was just like most of Chalmers' defeats.
If the Phils could hit behind Chalmers as they usually do with Demaree on tho
Hound, he would be one of the leading pitchers of the league.
Alexander Beats His Own Record of Victories
The. victory was gained by Alexander the Great, and he was never forced
to'eztend himself. The Phillies gave the Nebraskan an early lead and he eased
up until the Cardinals threatened to rally. It was the 29th victory of the year for
Alexander, giving him a now record for number of games won. In 1911, his first
season In the major leagues, Alexander won 28 games, and this was his best
mark until tie beat the Cardinals yesterday.
While the Phillies were splitting even with St. Louis tho Braves were winning
in Cincinnati, allowing the champions to gain half a game on the leaders. The
Braves have been playing splendid ball, and with Maranvllle bock In the game, aro
Ukely to continue on their winning way for a time.
Cantllllon's "Old Man's" Team Wins Pennant
The major leagues aro not tho only organizations that enjoyed thrilling
pennant races. The International and American Association championships were
not decided until the. day before the close of the season. Minneapolis, with Its
team of veterans, better know as Joe Cantllllon's "Old Man's Home Team,"
after trailing along In the second division until after the Fourth of July, developed
a winning streak of 18 consecutlvo victories while Indianapolis and St. Paul were
losing steadily. The Millers went Into first place on September 2 and were never
passed, although St., Paul was on even terms three days before the season
Buffalo Won Great Race in International
In the International League, Providence assumed the lead in the second week
of the season and held it until laat Wednesday, when Buffalo won a double-header
from the Grays and went Into first place. Both teams weakened at the finish, but
Buffalo, thanks to the excellent pitching of Fred Beebe, ex-Phllly twlrler, managed
to hold tha lead. The failure of Joe Oeschger to win In the last 10 days cost the
Grays the pennant.
Munlclpally-owncd Team Pays Bonuses
While on the subject of minor league races It might be well to mention that
Svansvllle, which won the entral League pennant, had a free gate for the entire
season, with municipal ownership of the team. The Mayor of the city was the
director of the team and there was but ono gate where admission was charged.
So tnuoh money was made that tho receipts for the last four games of the season
was given to tho players for winning the pennant.
The Deterioration or One Eddie Collins
Billy Hanna, of tho New York Bun, remsrks: "It may be on account of the
genera! disappointment In the ranks of the White Box In not realizing champion-
hopes that has affected the work of Eddie Collins. The truth is that this
yowig man does not seem half as strong defensively as he did In Mack's
Johnny Even Really Learns Something
Johnny Evers recently remarked that Art Nehf was the greatest young south
paw In the land and that he was a born pitcher. A few days later a western scribe
reminded, Evers that ho (Evers) had released Nehf after a brief trial when he
was manager of the Cubs.
Evers asked Wehf about It and the youthful sensation explained that he was
tha kid who came down to Chicago from the Hose Polytechnlcal Institute only to
ba sent back the following day.' Now Evers does not know what to think about
born pitchers and his own Judgment.
"Plngy" Gould and Hussell Johnson, the Urslnus College pitchers, both of
whom are in Mack's school, engaged In a pitcher's duel on Saturday, the latter
winning 1 to 0. Gould was pitching for Wlsslnomlng and allowed but two hits,
one of which was a home run by Van Sant, while Johnson, twirling for Chelten
ham, alloWed ons hit. It was a wonderful bottle, with the Independent semi
professional league championship of eastern Pennsylvania at stake.
ave panforth, who was with tho Athletics In 1111 and 1912, and who last Bun
y struck out II Kansas City batsmen In nine Innings, followed up this perform
,jM fcf ang If Indianapolis batsmen on Wednesday, There is no record of any
tfWL0 mlnor 'WPM twlrler equalling this mark for two successive games.
POOR PAT MORAN
One Nut Offers to SeH Phil
Pilot Lucky Penny for
a Mere $500
EARFULS OP ADVICE FREE
RV a Ktaff torrttpondtnt
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Sept S0.-Pat Moron Is
now experiencing what every succetiful
manager has to face In the course of his
career-the subtle attack of the baseball
In the hotels, on the streets, on trolley
cars and In trains theae pests Insist on In
troducing themselves. Sometimes they
have a weak excuao for Intruding on the
Phillies' manager by telling him that they
once knuw a man Whose brother played
ball with a friend of Pat's.
On the strength of this they want Pat
to talk to them Indefinitely, after which
they tell all their acquaintances how Pat
Moron 1 ono of their best friends and how
he Insists on telling them the Inside facts
about the game.
Other bugs will come up to Pat and
sayi "This Is Mr. Moran, Isn't It? 1 Just
wanted to shake hands with you. I am n
great follower of baseball. I go to alt the
games here, and Just thought I would
apeak to you and let you know we are all
for you." etc., etc.
Pat Is always tolerant with these bugs;
far more so than the average man would
be. Ho answers their questions politely,
and while he tries to get away as quickly
as potslbte. he does It In auch a way that
no one could ever feel any offetfse.
Thla Is ono of the wages of greatness
In baseball. John Mod raw, Hugh Jennings,
Fred Clarke, Connie Mack, Fielder Jones
and others have experienced the same
thing, In fact, every well-known baseball
player has to go through with these Inci
dents to a certain extent; but the manager
who has his club at the top In the final
stretch for the flag la the one who suf
fers moat from the buzzing of these wordy
Still another fan In Philadelphia sent
Pat word that lie must have a Sphinx.
No championship could be won without
It, said the fan. who Is himself a member
of the Sphinx Club.
But, after all, the Fred Chandler Horse
shoe of the Seven Nails has done the
work, so Pat feels that other luck pieces
would be unfair. He might never lose
another game If he bought and accepted
all the antl-Jtnxes that are offered him.
Another thing which the leading man
agers have to endure Is the reading of
volumes of mall from persons wholly un
known to them. Of course, a man has to
open and read all hla letters, otherwise
ho might overlook something Important.
Some of these letters give the manager
Inside dope on a great ball player who
can be signed for a small sum, provided,
of course, that the letter-writer gets a
rake-off for tho tip, Others want to put
In applications for world's series tickets,
while others actually want Pat to Bend
them passes for the series.
Ono of the most amusing letters Pat
has received recently was from a man
vho signed himself Will Caldwell. Ham
ilton, Opt. Mr- Caldwell stated that he
had a lucky penn whtch had been In his
family for generations. Ho recbunted
Incidents by the page to' show how lucky
the penny was. It had, saved steamships
from being wricked! had prevented rail
road accidents; had won fortunes for the
owner; had saved hundreds of lives In
other various and sundry ways. And yet
Mr. Caldwell offered this rare talisman to
Pat for the niggardly sum of M0 and
then the Phllly leader wns to give him
500 more If he won the series.
Pat was on the verge of sending Mr.
Caldwell a 1000-word telegram, collect.
Instead of 10O0, but he finally decided
that his friend was Just a simple nut; so
he tore up the letter nnd forgot It.
A Philadelphia rooter sent Pat two
silver-plated horseshoes which, couldn't
fall to bring luck. Pat gave one of them
to Orover Alexander. These were glfta
In fee simple.
BOX AT.OLYMPIA TONIGHT
Kcarns-LevlnBky Fight Thursday
NEW YORK, Sept. 30 The fight be
tween Dattllng I,evlnsky and Soldier
Kearns at the Clarmont A, C, of Brook
lyn, last week, was postponed until next
Sailor Grande will be Smilinjr Buck Crouse's antagonist, while
Younsr Jack O'Brien will encounter Duffy.
GRANDE AND CR0USE
AT 0LYMPIA TONIGHT
Sammy Trinckle Will Substi
tute for Joe Hcffernnn
Reports thla morning from Bailor
Grande'B training quarters have It that
Charley haB developed a new attack and
defense. He will exhibit his Improved
pugilistic repertoire at the Olympla to
night In combat with Duck Crouse, of
Pittsburgh. The latter is a clever two
Willie linker, who promises to develop
Into a star middleweight, will substitute
In tho aemlwlnd-up for Joe Hcffernan
against K. O. Loughlin. Johnny Duffy
will make his first appearance for more
than a year In the third number. Young
Jack O'llrlen will be his opponent
The program follows:
First hout Alx Coetlca, Rumania, vs Jo
fhtlan. North Pnn.
Hecond bout Pataey Haley, Wllkea-Darre, vs.
Johnny Mealy, Routhwnrk.
Third bout Johnny Duffy. Kensington, vs.
Young Jack O'llrlen, Weit Philadelphia
fiemlwlndup K. O. Txughlln, South Hethls
hem . Simmy Trinckle, Smoky Hollow.
WlnouD Sailor Charley Grande, Vallejo, va.
Duck Croi'te, nttiburgh.
A crack preliminary card has been ar
1 .-insert In connection with the return
Hobby Reynolds-Jimmy Murphy match at
the Douglas tomorrow night, as follows:
Vcung Brltt vs. Jake Myrlck, Kid Harrla
vs. Johnny Russell, Jimmy Devlno vs.
Denny Clark and Bobby McCann vs. Joe
Harry Smith, local hard-hitting south
paw featherweight, who will fight under
the colors of Tommy O'Dare thla fall,
has been matched to meet Willie Jackson,
of New York, at the National A. C.'s
opening Friday night.
Johnny Ertle may feature In a bout
with a younger brother, Mike, who Is 17
jears of age, Mike Is a promising little
fellow, according to St. Paul reports,
weighing 111 pounds.
Tqplght at Tamaqua. Pa.. Jack Toland,
of this city, will meet Knockout Brennan,
of Buffalo, In a 10-round bout.
RACES TODAY AT
HAVRE DE GRACE.
Six rttcte Dally Including- a 8tarpleehai.
Special Tralnal I'enna. It. II. leara Broad
ni, ,is i , uni j nils., jsibd n, nt.
II. & O. leave 21th & Chestnut fits.. 12IS
Admlaalon, Grandstand A Paddock,
SI. BO. Ladles, 11,00.
First Ilaca nt tiSO p. m.
TENTS to HIRE
BTKEr, AND WOOll
I'faones 110 NORTU NINTH STBEKX
September 21, 22, 23, 24
The One Big Event of the Year
4 DAYS' TROTTING, RACING and RUNNING
$35,000 in Purses and Premiums
EXTRAORDINARY SPECIAL ATTRACTION
MATCH RACE FOR $6000 WINNER TAKE ALU
DIRECTUM 1, 1.58 vs. PETER STEVENS. 2.02
DIUVEN BY THOMAS W. MURPHT DltlN BT O. BAT BNEDEKEn
(Formerly Driver of Directum I)
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
IN CABB OF BAIN, BACK WILL BB HELD FBIDAT, SEPTEMBER 3i
New $20,000 cooling-out ihed. New Grandstand. Seats over
10,0001 Pest vaudeville and, circus acts. A light worth iceing and one
you and the little folks should see.
Largest Poultry and Pigeon Display in the World
IKAHaU OCKVlU UNSURPASSED
All Roads Lead to Allentown Accommoda
tions The Best
No Fair can offer better travel accommo
dations to its patrons than this Gigantic Ex
hibition. Special trains and reduced rates on
all railroads The, Reading, Lehigh Valley,
Jersey Central anti Perkiomen R. R. The Le
high Valley Transit Co, .will run limited trains
direct to the grounds from Sixty-ninth Street
ancl Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia.
H. B. SCHALL. Secretary
TWO GREAT PACERS
ON ALLENTOWN CARD
Directum. I and Peter Stevens
to Meet Wednesday in
Special Event of Fair
rtaclng- at the Allentown Fnlr this vjeek
promises to bo the best In the history of
tin association. Three hundred and twenty-four
entries have been received by the
raclnc secretary. Most Important of the
week's events Is the meet on 'Wednesday
between Directum I, 1:5654, and 1'etor
Elevens, th6 fnat Heading pacer, that
turned the West Chester Fair half-mile
track In two miles of 2:.',i and 2:Wi
Many up-Staters see a victory for Peter
Stevens, who Is racing at top speed thla
year. Directum I, with tho noted trainer,
Murphy, up, Is to be reckoned with, de
spite the elegant condition of the Penn
Itacea will be held In the various light
harness events of the program. The free-for-all,
which has been the stellar match
at all fairs this year, is sure to please
patrons of the great Allentown meeting.
ACADEMIC FOOTBALL SQUADS
LINE UP "FOR HARD PRACTICE
Germantown and Penn Charter Already on Field, While
Delancey and Episcopal Preparefor Work The
Outlook in Interacademic League
Although the nrst game to be played
In the Interacademte League Is a month
distant, two teams already are practicing
hard for the opening of the season. Ger
mantown started In on September , nnd
Penn Charter began preliminary practice
last Tuesday. Friends Central will hold
Its Initial workout next Tuesday and
Kplscopal follows two days later.
When Delancey School and Episcopal
combined, It was thought that the foot
ball team this fall easily would carry
off the championship of the league. A
ruling was passed, however, barring all
Delancey players until they havo attended
the school for one year.
The early games to be pyyed with H.
Luke's, Chestnut Hill, Haverford and
Bryn Athyn will be considered the most
Important on the schedule and the
strongest eleven placed on the Meld for
fnece contests. When the Intoracademlo
Iicague opens, It Is planned to withdraw
nil of tho Ineligible men and send In
substitutes. No effort will be made to
win many of the regular gamcsv
Captain Btewart, quarterback on last
year's team, will be back, as will Dick
son, a halfback. Applegate, one of the
best fullbacks in the city. Is undecided as
to whether he will be able to ploy this
year, but It Is thought he will be ou.t
In uniform Wnen tha team begins prac
tice next Thursday. With three posltiona
In the backfleld already filled, and tha
Delancey squad to draw from, Episcopal
should bo strong behind tho line.
Prospects are good for a strong tush
line also. McCall, the veteran centre. Is
available nnd should give a good account
of himself thla fall. During the summer
ho gained 15 pounds In weight and la more
active than last year. Pugh will take
care of one of the guard positions and
Gllmore, substitute last year, will try for
the other. Earle and nedmann, ends on
the 1!)M team, are gone and new men
must bo developed for the positions.
Earp again will play tackle and should
be a valuable asset to the team. Ho Is
big and fast, can punt, run with the ball
and also plays a good defensive game.
Lallow, sub lineman last year, and Hunt
will try for the other place on the line.
Coach Dick Merrltt faces a hard task
at Penn Charter. With only a few of the
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veterans bapk In school, he must devclen
virtually a new team. Twenty-nva men
reported for early practice, whleh ..
called Tuesday, but only light work has
been indulged In and there was no fin
portunlty to get a line on the new ma.
Captain Heck Is the, only man Uf i
the backfleld and there ara few lineman
to draw upon. Rogers, who was (net.
Iglblo last year In the Interacadamle
games. Is back In school and will try
for one of the vacancies In the backtleJd.
S. n. Sutton, coac.h at Peddle Inatltut..
last year and director or nthuti.i ':
Barrlngor High Bchool, of Newark. N. 3 li
li. 1919 wilt h.v. -h..... .... -".. l
year. Sutton has a wonderful record fop
a prep school coach, having turned out
excellent teams In the past. He Is anx
lous to make a record thla. year, and haa
the support of the school In this effort
aermantown will have a light team,
hut It also will be very fast. Th.
'Heaviest men -will hold down the tackle
positions. Fred Cliff and naco have re
turned to school. Both of these man
played last yer and showed up welt la
Holmes, fullbackf MarUIng, guard, an
Captain Lamo, halfback, are the other
rgulam who will be back. There la a
wealth of material to select from, 'now.
ever, the most promising being Clothier
Keys, Kent, DInsmore, Frutchy, A. Law
son. It. lAwson, Jandenberger, Perry
Dockman, Cornell.Wllllaijis, Jobson, Hen
son, Van Sclver and Doyle,
Coach Jacoby will look over the candi
dates' for Friends Central next Tuesdsr.
when the first practice will be held. A
majority of last year's team will be back
In school and prospects for a good team
nro exceptionally bright. Font, Comity.
Morris. Busby. Mitchell, Mull, DoddJ-
ridge, cooper, Itemmy, Pancoast and Cap- I
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