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EVENING LEDGERPHILADELPHIA, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2 1915.
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JDERUS BETTER FIRST BASEMAN THAN HOBLITZEL INSIDE DOPE ON WORLD'S SERIES
LS' SLUGGING FIRST SACKER
TOPS SLOW-FOOTED HOBLITZEL
Zhrvu, Abk to Hit All Kinds of Pitching and Best on
"thrown Bulla Into Runner, Outranks Red Sox
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n Lrearuers ana scribes who have teen but IIUlo o captain Frea
tttfe KMon are pointing out the superiority ot Dick Hoblltzel, tho
i tyni ago Hoblltzel was considered a better man than Luderus when
In tho National League, and the present Red Sox first baseman
ttofM4jltIy satisfied with conditions In Cincinnati. Out there Is a vast
too tatwees tho Luderus of today and the Luderus of two years ago.
Hefclltzel Woefully Weak on Lovr Curve Balls
feobtltsel has played well for Boston, but National Leaguers, who appar-iy-
know him better than the men he has been playing with In his short
Jurn In tho American League, declare that ho will never be a star against
ttonal League pitchers because he has a weakness for low curve ball pitch
alt National Leaguers know It.
Phllly Pitchers Not Worrying About Hobby's Hitting
h&M chane-lnt? from a rlcht flld hitler tn n. left field hitter has enabled
jSWsy to overcome this weakness, but he 1b tho ono man In the Rod Box
order who I not worrying tho Phllly pitchers. If a ball is put In
a groove he la likely to put It out of the lot at any time, particularly
jmitly field, where, he has made many home runs In tho past, but facing
aha his mates, Hoblltzel is not likely to sea much pitching that
e4 enough for htm to take a healthy cut at the ball. He Is not a
long, free swinger who can get distance without a full swing.
Boston First Baseman Clumsy on Ills Feet
On defense Hobllttel has been rated above Luderus, but as a matter of
t h le one ot the poorest fielding first basemen In tho game. Ono ot the
players remarked last season after a spiking Incident at first base
BeMltsel was so clumsy that he Is stepping on his own feet half of the
, It k a fact that he la one ot the slowest shifters In either league. Fleet
SM la far more Important asset to a first baseman than Is generally
Lgbeeause a fast man in shifting Is able to get away with many close
L-wjifto course of a season.
fagS One Little Slip of tho Foot May Lose Game
Ua UJe play ot this sort Is likely to chango the entire aspect of a ball
irtleularly if it should happen that the winning run Is on third base
rlleMer makes a play for the third out at first. A poor throw that
tteet reaching is likely to find htm off the bag when the runner crosses
jltee! might he faster on his feet in running than Luderus, but at that
jMver been rated any higher than the Phllly captain as a baserunner.
j have played with both insist that Luderus Is a quicker thinker and
twr-maa oa the paths than Hoblltzel.
Use of Gainer at Times No Compliment to Hobby
i iact that Boston has been switching from Hoblltzel to Gainer from
time this season may also indicate that Manager Carrlgan is not quite
, that nobby can fill the bill. Gainer was supposedly carried to face
itvded pitching, but he has also been In the game often against right
pm because of Hoblitzel's weak batting against certain pitchers.
,fager things have happened, but if Hoblltzel stars In the world's series
surprise every Phllly player who has worked against him.
0 Luderus Has Changed Style of Hitting
tew years ago Luderus could hit to one fleld only and home runs over
jht Held wall had caused him to try to pull every ball Into that field,
stet take the pitchers long to discover that Luderus had become a mark
lever pitcher who could keep the ball on tho outside corner of the plate.
"-wing bis style entirely this spring after patient coaching by Manager
8f,4rus developed Into one of the hardest and most consistent hitters
Phottry. hecaute he could hit any kind of pitching and can hit to
In Hoblltzel has changed his style to a certain extent also, but he has
Wy corrected bis faults asgLuderus has done,
cult phllly Captain Can Meet AU Kinds of Pitching
Acus bsd been forced to face righthandod pitchers only throughout
Trtat ha been tho case with Hoblltzel and with Joe Connolly, of the
shorty there might be some cause for scoffing at his batting average,
Nex'best or within a point or two ot being highest in the National
"A o,18011 got lato tt vmTWn series he was a mark for tho Athlotlo
play dld not ha-ve anything above fair form. His weakness was so
Plckf.. he has not regained his regular position yet, and probably will
prim tUags has corrected his batting faults,
n0 ! Luderus at Top of League in Batting
InTo t Vf'tn Rn averne ar below .300 against but ono style of
day ,ld bs rated above Luderus is a mystery. Luderus has batted
rn'rhers almost as well as right-handers since he became a left fleld
Paul Jus has been ablo to change his style without losing the power
'res; as is evident by bis many long extra base hits. This Is more
CAPTAIN NED HARRIS, OF PENN ELEVEN
aid of Hoblltzel.
Strong Point Is Taking Thrown Ball Into Runner
field Luderus is a much cleverer man taking thrown balls Into the
and this is one of the main reasons why the Phllly inflelders have
tcVited with few wild throws. In this particular line Luderus probably
e superior in the game, and that Is "Stuffy" Mclnnls, tho greatest
of thrown balls since Fred Tenney was in his prime.
ierus Is not the fastest man in the land, but neither is Hoblltzel, and
lied Sox first baseman has it on the Phllly captain In any particular
aent, it has never been apparent to local tans'.
hls considered, Luderus is the better first baseman for a series of
X. He has the punch, and It is the punch that decides short series.
,a Phillies Again Rout Left-handed Pitcher
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"Braves, was found for 15 hits. Bancroft, doped out as a weak batter
left-handed pitching, contributed four of the hits, while Btock got tho
amber, Unless Manager Carrlgan, of the Red Sox, is willing to .take a
that but few National League managers care to take, it is likely that
think twice before he sends a southpaw to the mound to open the
is alinost certain that unless Joe Wood performs a remarkable come
ftt southpaws must be used at some time in the series, aa half of the
x staff consists of port-elders, and Phllly fans are already figuring these
fSaf'as good as won.
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Maver Again Pitches Brilliant nail
KRA3snt work of Mayer was another source of Joy to Moran. The
aawj'rt continues to display bis early season form, and it Is apparent
"w in prime shape for the world's series. The Braves did not get
er until the sixth Inning yesterday, and made but Ave during the
!L!l'Xhey Probably would not have made that number had not Mayer
v1!? the game well In hand.
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Killefer Appears to Be in Good Shape
- Mn to be considerable doubt about the condition of Klllefer'a arm.
4 Sports from Boston state that Manager Moran has about given up hope
t- jn.r ICUIafer In ahana for the baseball claiitrlc But thn Rvmrun T.vnnirn
awspofKknt traveling with the team has the assurance ot Manager.
(hat Xlllefer's arm is In fine condition, but that he does not want him
say unnecessary chances with It at this late date.
Jpssjr Poor little Milton Btock Is timely all right. Yesterday the Phllly
mm only four hits ror a total or five bases in Ave times at bat.
eku sadly weak on substitutes" chirps an alleged critic in the
the Phillies. Two substitutes, Milton Stock und Eddie
pennant for the Phillies."'
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Captain Harris led his Quakb. warriors against the fast Franklin
and Marshall eleven this afternoon. Captain Harris is playing a
great game at his old position of guard.
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MOORE SHADES HOWELL
IN HARD-FOUGHT BOUT;
QUAKER CITY CLOSES
Southpaw Wins From bistrict
Rival in Exciting Match.
Bill Nuabickel Out
SERIES TICKET FUSS
SETTLED AND BOSTON
ROOTERS WIN CLAIM
OTHER BOXING COMMENT
Willie Moore, Southwards hard-hitting
southpaw, succeeded In shading Tpnvmy
Howell, ot the same district, by earning
the better ot the final round In the wind
up ot a good show at the National A. C.
last night. Both boys, punching hard
and fighting at a fast pace, answered the
gong for the last round with honors even.
Moore clinched honors In the first, fourth
and sixth roundB, and Howell showed up
better in the third and fifth seasons,
whllo tho second was even.
Because of Howell's wtldness ho missed
several vicious right and left hand
punches, which, had they landed on a
vulnerable spot, would have knocked
Willie .off his feet, if not down for the
"ten" count. When Tom missed, Moore
counted with stilt right Jabs to tho face
and left wallops to the head and body.
In the very first round Howell was on the
verge of a knockout as the result of a
terrtflo left-hand uppercut to the chin,
but he clinched and the 'bell came to his
Fred Jordan, tne big sailor heavy
weight, made his professional debut In
combat with "Lengthy" Joe Rosen and,
although outpointed by a shade, the tar
proved he la a promising fighter. Kid
Sheeler outslugged Henry Hnuber In a
hard-fought battle; Benny Kaufman won
from Lew Stinger In six rounds, and Steve
Ketchell knocked Mickey McCabe out In
two minutes and 30 seconds ot the first
round. Stinger substituted for Willis
Jones and put up a remarkable fight
Because of business reasons, Billy Nus
blckel has decided to suspend staging
bouts at his Quaker City A. A., SGth and
Dauphin streets. He rented the club for
the purpose ot holding boxing matches.
Bobby Morrow says he has been prom
ised a date with Champion Johnny Kll
bane on behalf ot Eddie Morgan, of Eng
land, it the Britisher defeats George
Chanty, Morgan is In great fettle for the
match. They meet at the Olympia Mon
On Monday night at tho Norrlntown A,
C, Buck Fleming and Charley Turner
will clash. The following week an ama
teur tournament for 123-pound boys In
Montgomery and Chester Counties will
Jack McOulgan hopes the lied Sox
Thlllles world's series starts In Philadel
phia on Friday. This will give Alexander
a chance to pitch on that day and go
back In the box Monday and, then. Jack
can put on a world's series show Friday
night If tha series open on Saturday he
will hold his stag on that night.
Joe DOrrell's right hand Is mending
nicely. He wants to get back Into ring
action as soon as possible. Duck Crouse,
Of Pittsburgh, is the man Joe would like
to meet. He Is ready to put up a forfeit
of 1200 for a Crouse match at 15S pounds,
Baker, of Phillies, Gives Up 100
of His Allotment and Na
tional Commission Gives
Up 100 Also
LANNIN'S BIG WH I N E
NEW TOBK, Oct. 2.-Boston'a "royal
rooters" will seo the world's series games
played In Philadelphia.
After much conversation, In which
threats were hurled back and forth, a
compromise was leached this afternoon
whereby President Lannln, of the Red
Sox, will be able to tell the rooters a
block of 600 seats will be waiting for
them in the Phillies' park.
Lannln had served an ultimatum de
claring that unless President Baker, of
the Phillies, gave him the seats desired
he would declare tho series off.
Undor the peace pact this Is the way the
600 seats will be gathered together;
Boston will set tho regular number
of 200 tickets, to which each elub Is en
titled In the "foreign" park.
President Baker will give up 100 of his
The National Commission will also
"efv up," turning over 100 or 2O0 seats
to the Boston cause, and President
Lannln probably will purchase a block of
100 extra tickets hlmseir, which will be
placed at the disposal ot ,tha Boston
EVENING LEDGER TEAM
IN BOWLING TOURNEY
Admitted to Curtis League by
Unanimous Vote Play at
At the regular meeting of the Curtis
Bowline League, held at the Terminal Al
leys last night, the Eveninq Ledoeb
team was voted, unanimously, a new
member of the organisation.
13. Cunningham is captain of the new
entry in the circuit. The other members
are Baker, Simpson, Spellman, Weber,
Byrne, Ward and Hlavln. The latter Is
manager of the team.
The regular season will start Friday,
October 15, and will continue weekly for
21 weeks. The Schedule Committee now
Is working on the dates. Present Indica
tions point to the most successful season
In the history of the organization,
Joe Avil, champion bowler of tho Curtis
League last season. Is president of the
league. Prises are so arranged that each
plub and Individual player has a chance
of sharing tn the spoils.
Bight teams will compose the circuit.
Hoppe to Compete Nest Month
NEW YORK, Oct. S.-A handicap billiard
tournament st !8.'J talk line will to held In
tn ww nt Tnwe uoncert mil from
RED SOX BOOMED
TO BEAT PHILLIES,
BUT JUST WAIT
They Can't Win If They
Can't Hit, and Alex Is
MORAN STUDIES RIVALS
By a Staff Corre$pottnt
BOSTON, Mass.. Oct. :.-Every com
parison of tho Phillies and the lied Sox
which has been written gives the Boston
array a big margin over the Quaker uiy
men in the coming world's series. But
the authors of some of these remarkable
documents might consider two facts or
which they have thus far failed to tax
cognlsance-that a player has to reacn
first base before he can run wild on the
paths and secondly, that no matter how
tight a defense tha enemy may have, he
can do nothing without consistent hitting.
With Alexander, Chalmers and Mayer
In shape, even that mighty trio of gar
deners, Lewis, Speaker and Hooper, will
find it exceedingly difficult to become
base runners. One man who Is well
versed In baseball remarked that with
Alex In the box he couldn't see how
any member of the Red Sox team could
get as far as third base. This man Is
one of the experts who realise the truth
-the Phillies not only have a fighting
chance for the world's title, but they
actually havo an edge on the American
Leaguers In the coming series.
A local writer rises to remark! "Cactus
Cravath is so slow and flat-footed that
the Red Box will have his tongue hanging
out running after the balls Into right
and rlght-centro fields."
But before this can happen these same
Red Sox must hit the ball safely. They
may do this once or twice In a game oft
Alexander, and may be able to nick
Chalmero four or Ave times, but outside
of that neither the Red Box nor any
other club In either riajor league has
an attack that is strong enough to get
to these pitchers except on rare occasions
at widely separated intorvais.
Another blsarre statement made locally
Is that Fred Luderus' value as a hitter
Is far less than his average would Indi
cate, because he Is a dead-left field hit
ter, although he bats left-handed.
In the first place, Luderus la not a
dead-left field slugger. He hit to alt
fields. On the last trip, through the West
Fred hit the ball consistently down the
first base line, along the third base chalk,
Into right-centre, left-centre, dead-centro
and way stations. This Is not a mere
guess. A review of Luderus' hits shows
that he la playing no favorites In the
But even If Ludy did hit only Into left
and left-centro It Is hard to see where
he loses any value. According to experi
ence, a man on first base can score on
a double to left centre about as easily as
he can on a ball hit In the other direc
tion. It Is true that a runner has a
better chance to make third on a single
It the hit Is In right than he does on one
hit to left, but in the case of Luderus It
Is different, because he Is an extra-base
slugger, which makes tho left fielder have
about as long a throw as the right fielder
While the Red Sox are training their
periscopes on the Phillies, Pat Moran Is
not and has not been Idle In this direc
tion. When the world's series begins it
Is an even bet that Moran will havo as
much valuable Inside stuff about the Red
Sox as they have about his club, it not
"We are going in to put up the best
contest we can every day and Just try to
win the ball game."
That has been Pat Moran's slogan
throuahout tho season, and It holds good
for the world's series. Furthermore, Pat
has his men playlnjr In this frame of
mind. He does tho thinking for the fu
ture games, so all the players have to
do Is to play each as he directs. This
policy Is going to help the Phillies and
offset tho so-called "lack of experience
In world's series."
Lack of experience In a world's series
has never yet figured, and probably never
There is always a lot ot talk about
this lack of experience, but as the Braves
and Athletics showod last season the
main Idea Is to go into the games with
a club that Is on edge. The Athletics
didn't do that and were defeated. The
Phillies and Red Box will both be going
well when they meet, hence It Is more
than reasonable to expect that the Series
will go at last six games, It not the
Bill Killefer will be able to star In the
world's series against the Red Box. He
has been ready to try his arm out In a
game for the last week. However, he
may not do any catching until the Brook
lyn aeries. He may then be worked Just
enough to catch his old stride.
In case Killefer should find that his
arm Is not strong enough, Eddie Burns
will be able to take good care of the
catching Job. There will be no running
wild on Burns, Just as there will not be
any on Killefer. All priho Phllly pitch
ers who will work In the series are past
masters at holding men close to the sacks,
so that even the Red Box will have but
little chance to do any great amount of
pilfering even If they are lucky enough
to get to first base.
WHAT MAY HAPPEN
IN BASEBALL TODAY
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THE BLACK 'BOOK
Merry 'Played a Dirty Trick, but It Worked Tempo
rarilyDuke Forsakes His Little
. Black Book
By CHARLES E. VAN LOAN
The World's OrtaUit Wrltsr ef BsMball Fiction.
8hrwooa Clifton, "the " iln
tar pltrhfr of ths Ponlet. Ills "..HJ.Jt!
nia finilnens for the rc track. Although
t nevr bn near a courje, h lrj
his inonsy according to th warbe ews
fnt ,h. tn rhartl. WnlCtl P "
around In a lit
nit to Joih nlm.
charts, wmen r T"K:
:le blsck book. Ills team-
Durlnr tha rl Brt ef the . "?"
Duke's luck hs run hlsh, and h is jwu
thud et ths stmt.
, But In Aufutt a chsnn eom, ana ins
olni art at tontltttnt as ths winnings
htd prsvloutlr bn. While In a "loon, a
icen . i
n nun raw. juni ... -vr .
plnets his Htt cnt and pawnt hit two o's
tiblt owner confldtt to n
that Chtycnne, a nwcomr. wouio
nrtn race. iJuire, in "T"r--":'
tact on ths
rte. He tends for "I
s on iiib wj iu ' .--. . .
no" la toooed br JohnnT Merry, leaoer
dlamondi to ralre 80O to.pIM
young hone. He tends for "Bo;
tine commltilontr. .. ,.
wnu on tne way io me yooiwui....
of tho Dudet, who cams for an Important
iia arm. ). tiAni.. tk latter learns
tomtthlnt Interettlns about the fifth race.
Duke takes the mound to pitch ths opening
He play as If tn a trance. nd the game
It neck and neck. In the ntth innlnr, Duks
gets near Mcny, who holdt a telegram
containing the newt that Cheyenne wts
left at ths pott. Thla unnervei the young
(Copyright. Street and Smith.)
Again the Duke attempted to stesdy
himself. Pinky Hamilton, laughing open
ly, waited for the first ball. A great
rattling and clashing of bats came from
the visitors' bench a promise of trouble
In store. Johnny Merry was on his knees
In an attitude ot prayer.
"Take me out!" he quavered. "Oh,
Monk, take me out!" '
The Duke found tho groove with a fast
one, and Hamilton, by barely meeting the
ball, sent It rolling slowly down to the
left of the pitcher's box. The Duke
rushed at It, Juggled It Into his glove and
cut again, recovered It, and then, with
no possible chance to get his man, threw
blindly to first. Haynes Jumped for the
ball, got the tip of his mitt on it, and
knocked It down, and while he was chas
ing It Blade scored. Mulligan reached
third, and Pinky pulled up on second.
"You better yank the Duke," said Greg
son to Monk. "He'll spill the beans if
Monk shook his head.
"Let's see what he does with Jones."
said the manager.
Now. Jones was not exactly tho sort
of a hitter upon which to experiment
with a shaky pitcher. Awkward and
loose-Jointed, not at all pretty to look
at, he had a habit ot hitting about three
hundred, and leading the league in the
matter ot extra-base hits.
The Duke knew him of old, but un
fortunately the Duko was past caring.
The thundering reproof of the fans
passed over his head; he was dcat to
Orendorff and Haynes: deaf even to
Johnny Merry, whose language had,
warmed up to tho scalding point. Left
at the postl
The first ball sailed up on the outside
of tha plate, with, as Charlie Bcanlon aft
erward remarked, "nothing on it but tne
cover." Jones stepped forward, and met
It with a roundhouse wallop that set the
outfielders In motion; and the next time
the Duke noticed Jones he was sliding
safely Into third base, having cleaned
house to the extent of two runs.
Over the bellowing from the stands and
the yelping of the militant Dudes, the
Duko heard a shrill whistle which he
had heard before a tow times In his
career. He turned toward the bench,
"Come out of that!" shouted the man
ager. The Duke ambled slowly oft the dia
mond. Handsome Harry came loping In
from the far corner, where he had been
tentatively .warming up.
"Swell legacy you've left me, boy!" he
shouted at Clifton; but the Duke paid no
attention; neither did he answer when
Monk spat wordy vitriol at htm. The
Duke was aware that he had thrown
away an Important game, and been taken
out ot the box, but what did that matter?
What did anything matter?
Listlessly he found his sweater, and
threw It qver his shoulder's, and, as Mc
Carter started to take up the white man's
burden, the Duke began his march to
the clubhouse. How many times, after
a hard-foi'ght game, ho had mado the
same short Journey with flying feet, up
lifted, and borne along by the ringing
cheers ot the fatthfull Now only a few
scattering cries of "Hard luck; Dukel"
reached hla ears, and some wag began to
whlstlo "The Rogues' March." Hard
luckl If they only knew how hard It
The clubhouse was deserted. The Duke
sat down in front of his locker, and took
his chin In his fists. For the first time,
he could look the situation squarely In
the eye, and he did. Inside the room
a clock ticked noisily. The uproar out
side began to die away. After a lopg
Interval It rose again, swelling to a note
of triumph a tremendous, sustained
crescendo of cheering which could mean
but one thing. The Duke did not hear
It. Buck, the negro rubber, opened the
"Mist Clifton," he said, "the boys got
the sco' tied."
"What's that?" said the Duke absently.
"Mist Hawley, he hit a home run with
two on," explained Buck.
"Oh!" said the Duke. "That's good."
Buck closed the door softly and went
"My, myl I never see him take any
thing so hard befo'I" he remarked to
"Colonel" Bourbon, hla assistant. "He's
In a tranoe. Jus' grlovln' 'bout that game."
At last the Duke rose, opened his locker
and, fumbling about Inside, brought forth
the black book. With nervous, savags
movements ot his hands he wrenched oft
the cover, broke It across, tore the leaves
Into bits and hurled the fragments down
among the worn-out shoes and the dis
carded stockings. It was a relief to And
something on which to vent his rage
against horses, poolrooms and touting
"And that's the last ot youl" he said.
Just then a flying step sounded on the
runaway outside, and Bo burst Into the
"We win, Dukel" he cried. "We win
In a walk!"
Clifton shook hi head.
"No," said he dully; "he was left at
Something In the absotute hopelestneM '
of his tone took all the breath out of, A
the enthusiastic Bo, but only for an In- '-.
"What's the matter with you?" he d. i
manded. "Wasn't I right there in ths
poolroom when tha returns come in? I
Wasn't I slttln' right on the end ot the . ' '
wire? Left at the post! I wish all ths ''
horses I'd bet on would get left at th
post the way he wast Ha run away
from 'em, Dukel They never got doit'
enough to him to tell the color of hlif
eyes!" Bo began to fumble In his pockets. -
"Is Is that right?" stammered the
Duke. "You're surer
"Cortalnly I'm sure I" clamored Bo,
thrusting a dozen pasteboards Into the
Duke's hands. "I was the busiest little
bee you ever saw gettln' that big bank
roll down: but I made It. Pipe theael
Some at IK, somo at 12, none lower than
10 to 1. Bay, Duke, was that goln' to b
a pretty expensive diamond ring?"
A last terrific outburst of sound fairly
jarred the clubhouse. Bo rushed to the
"Here comes the gangl" he cried. "By
the looks of It they must have won In
the ninth. Well, what do you know about
And when tho victorious Ponies clat
tered Into the room, willing to forgive
and forget, they found the Duko still sit
ting on the bench tn front of his locker,
shuffling a bunch ot tickets in his Angers.
Half an hour later the Duke sauntered
out into the dusk, his own man again, and
his nose In the air. On the way to the
gate Johnny Merry overtook him and
would have passed on but Clinton hailed v
"I don't like a hair on your head.j?
Merry," he said: "but I've got to handij
It to you Just the same. What I'd like -to
know Is who put you wise that I
was down on Cheyenne?"
Johnny eyed tho Duke curiously. He
had been prepared tor an outburst much
less mild than this one. -He thought
It strange that the Duke did not show
more resentment. Why, the fellow was
"That was Inside ball, all right. Merry,"
continued the Duke. "New stuff, too.
Reading a fake telegram where I could
hear It! Pretty smart feller you are,
but I notice that It didn't get you any
thing. Blade pulled a boot in the ninth,
Merry grunted. .
"Who tipped you off?" demanded
Slowly the twinkle came back Into
Merry's eyes. After all, off the fleld he
was the prince of good fellows.
"By the way," he inquired, "Whatever
did happen to that good thing of yours?"
"He breezed," said the Duke lightly.
"Get out!" ejaculated the little man
ager. "And I wouldn't play him I You
must have won a bunch."
"I did," said tle Duke: "and I'd give
a bunch to know now you got onto me."
Merry laughed and offered his hand.
"Will you take a tip from mo and ask
)u questions?" he said.
The Duke nodded.
"Change your betting commissioner,"
said Johnny, with a grin. "He talks too
"I thought that was It," said the Duke,
much relieved. "Now, you take a tip
from me.and don't try that fake-telegram
gag again, because there won't be any
more betting commissioners -to pump.
I'm through 1"
And after Merry had audited the win
ning tickets, he agreed that there was not
only wisdom but expediency In the Duke's
repudiation of the black book.
' (THE END.)
ASTOIt CUP RACES OFF
UNTIL NEXT SATURDAY
Won. Loet. ret. Win. Lote. Split.
Thlllles S 01 .501 .BBS .587 ....
Itoiton 10 68 .831 .841 .881 ....
Jlrooklyn ..,. 1 70 ,880 f.SSS t.SSJ ,680
Flttaburgh ... 78 70 .477 ,480 .474 ....
Chicago 71 70 .478 f.480 .487 .474
Kt. Louis .... 10 80 .487 .470 .481 ....
Cincinnati .... 70 81 ,48t ,471 t.488 .484
New York ... 88 70 .483 f.470 .4B8 .483
Won. Lot. Tct. Win. Iee. Split.
notion ,00 48 .888 f.887 $.878 ,880
Detroit 08 81 .848 .841 .841 ....
Chlraro 00 81 .808 t.eei t.888 .885
Washington . 83 08 .887 4.883 t.S&O ,B&8
New York ... 88 81 .440 .458 t.418 .460
M. Laula ,,..83 88 .417 . MU .418
Cleveland ... 67 OS ,380 .881 .377 ....
Athletics ..,.41108 ,S .t85 .3T .?
Won. Lett, ret Win, Lots. Split.
I'ltUbursU .,,88 8 ,871 t. .B87 .870
M. Louie .... 86 M .668 .680 ,868 ....
Chicago ..... M 68 ,881 .67 f.SSS .680
Kansas City .. 80 11 ,680 .633 .636 ....
Newark .....17 11 JJO t.Sti t.sig jttn
lluflalo ...... 71 18 ,487 .481 t.481 ,461
Brooklyn .... 70 83 .461 .488 1.48S .481
Baltimore ... 48 101 .807 .M i.l .309
tWin two. tLote two.
Auto Classic at Shoopshead Bay
Postponed Because of Rain
NEW YORK. Oct. 2. The ABtor cup
automobile race scheduled for today over
the new Bheepshead Bay speedway has
been postponed until next Saturday,
Announcement ot the postponement wis
made oarly today, when a heavy rain,
which fell throughout the night and
most of yesterday, gave no Indication of
Brooklyn Run October 31
NEW KOItK, Oct. S.-Tha Brooklyn A. A.
hat announced a navies road run for Bunds.
October 31. The course, which will be aboil
three mllet. It mapped nut over the roads of
East New York. All through ths winter the
Drooklyns Intend to ahow a lot of actlvltr
In the road.raclnr and crfiat .country Una. and
I teveral eyenta of the kind are to be riln off.
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