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EVENING CEDGEE-PHILADELPHIA, WEDNESDAY, MABOH 8, 1918.
ALL MAJOR LEAGUE CLUBS HAVE DEPARTED ON ANNUAL SPRING TRAINING TRl
EYES OP PHILADELPHIA PANS
NOW TURNED TO TRAINING
CAMPS IN THE FAR SOUTH
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Moran and Mack.Have Different Kinds of Work
to Do, But Both Must Strengthen
i Their Clubs
TkB departure of tho Athletics from New York today murks the tlnnl stop In
tho beginning of a new baseball year. All tho major lcaRtia clubs and many
of tho minors aro now safoly entrenched In tlielr miring trnlniiiR quarters ami
liavo begun tho grind which will extend to next October. Whllo tho majority
of Philadelphia fans will wotch tho progress of I'at Mornn's champion Phillies
at St. Petersburg, Fla., moro closely than tho development of tho Athletics,
there aro yet many followers of tho Wlilto Elephant banner who will hang on
every, lino written of tho team's work In Jacksonville.
Just what kind of a light tho Athletics aro going to mako during tho
kpproachlng American League campaign will bo Impossible to predict until tho
season Is b6gun and the relative strength of the other clubs Is determined. On tho
other hand, It will bo a fairly easy proposition to mako a safe guess on tho
Phillies beforo thoy leavo their training quarters In tho South.
Tho reason for this Is that tho Mnckmen nro In an embryonic stato of
development, whllo tho Phillies' machine Is comploto In splto of tho fact that thoro
nro a fow weak cogs In tho make-up. If Moran can And a second baseman who
'is capable of holding his own with tho average In tho National League and If
Chief Bonder's arm Is as good as It ever was. thero Is no reason why tho
Phillies should not bo many por cent, stronger than they wero last season.
But oven a strengthening of 25 per cent. In playing power would not neces-
arlly, mean that tho Phils would hnvo tho best chance to win another flag.
,Tho Injection of Federal League blood into Toner's circuit Is going to havo n
Hreat effect on tho outcome of tho pennant race. In fact, the Cub"), Giants and
Boston Braves aro known to bo so much moro powerful now than they wero at
!(tho beginning of last season that Moran will havo his hands full fighting a wln
Ifrlnsr battle, oven though his team develops beyond expectations.
'l Connie Mack's New Training Plans
Last spring In Jacksonville, Connlo Mack determined to shorten his training
feeasons in tho futuro. Ho has been true to that resolution. Soma local fans
have criticised Mack becauso ho cut down tho length of his preparations for tho
soason, behoving that with n team that had to bo developed from tho ground
Tip, moro than tho usual tlmo was necessary.
But Mack knows moro about developing players, getting them In good
condition and assembling a team than any fan that over lived. Whllo ho may
be wrong, and ho admits that his present plan of shortening tho training period
li an raporiment, tho chances nro that ho Is right. Other managers might not
And thl3 plan expedient, but Mack has his own Ideas and If wo nro to Judge his
managerial ability by tho way his teams havo porformed In tho past, thero Is
no reason to doubt that ho will oventually prove to tho baseball public that ho
can not only, tear a groat machine to pieces and build up another, but that ho
tan do It along lines not generally, prescribed by tho experts.
Joe Bailey Deserves Victory in Eastern League
Tho splendid showing by Groystock, In tho Eastern League, this season Is
a silent trlbuto to tho manager Joo Bailey. Thero has not been a team In this
circuit which exhibited better 'teamwork than Bailey's Greys this season. Ho
began tho year by letting his men know that they were playing for Greystock
nnd not for themselves Individually. Luckily, tho members of the team realized
that to play for tho team would be the best method of putting themselves, as
Individuals, In tho front rank of Philadelphia athletes.
With this Idea In view, Bailey selected his team and, as he says, told them
to "go to It." And they did. From tho crack of tho opening gun until tho present
time the Greys have been In tho lead, and at no time after tho season was fairly
well advanced wero they seriously threatened. The spurts made by Camden,
De Nerl and Reading wero never of sufficient length to cause tho Greys any fear.
All they had to do was to sit tight In their little "teamwork" boat and let the
olhcr clubs do the wrangling.
Tho personnel of tho Camden team was and Is Just as good as Greystock
ever was, and probably ever will be, but tho spirit Is lacking in the organization
of the South Jcrseymen. There Is constant friction somewhere. If it Is not
among tho players themselves, It Is between the players and tho management,
and If that falls then tho Camden players decide to take out their spite on tho
referees and other league officials. They have been doing this all year, and to
this thoy can attrlbuto directly their failure to give Greystock a fight for
tho 1916-16 ponnant.
On tho other hand, Greystock's team has been noticeably peaceable on the
floor. Joo Bailey knows well that quarreling with tho referee never gets a
team anything except a foul called. With this knowledgo In his possession
ho refuses td allow his players to become abusive, as some of the players on tho
Do Nerl, Trenton, Reading, Camden and Jasper teams are. This method Is not
only the best plan to develop and maintain a winning combination, but It 13
tho only truo way a sportsman should act.
Industrial League to lie Congratulated
Those who began and carried through tho Industrial basketball this season
are to be highly congratulated on tho wonderful success they havo made. Neither
tho Eastern nor the Intercollegiate leagues had moro patronage than this cago or
ganization, nor was thoro more general Interest in tho latter two circuits ex
hibited by tho fans.
Every time a so-called "crucial" contest was staged In tho Industrial League
there was not standing room to be had an hour before the contest was to begin.
Tho Budd five, which won the pennant, did so by a narrow margin. Standard
Roller Bearing and General Electric had quintets that were almost as strong
as the winners of tho pennant. This gave tho basketball followers a chanco to
Witness some excellent play on nearly every occasion when the teams met.
There Is naturally moro general Interest In basketball now than before,
because those Industrial institutions that had teams in the league had a big
following, and tho individuals learned to view the contests with expert eyes. But
that Is not tho only way In which the popular Interest was increased. Tho
development of good players, which necessarily occurs in a caso of this kind,
leads the player himself to become Interested, and this, In turn, acts as an
endless chain on his family, friends of tho family and their friends.
It now appears that the highly successfully season of tho Industrial League
means tho adding of moro clubs to tho circuit next season, and possibly tho
formation of other leagues In the Industrial world.
Much Enthusiasm Over Prospective Swedish Invasion
Now that tho European war has made the Olympic games of 1916 an Im
possibility, American athletes and athletic fans aro viewing with interest tho
attempts of Coach HJertsberg to bring a Swedish team to this country during
the summer months. HJertsberg realized In tho first place that It would not be
possible for him to gather together a band of athletes that could compete suc
cessfully with the cream of American porformors. Therefore he conceived tho
very excellent Idea of engaging In a series of meets with various colleges and
This plan has Increased the Interest In track and field sports many-fold
lnce Its projection. Tho beauty of Swedish design is that athletes In every
section of the country will be able to compete at one time or another with tho
visitors. As a rule, such meets aro confined to one section, giving only a limited
number of athletes and spectators a chanco to view the games; but this plan,
which Includes a dozen meets from New York to the coast, will give our athletes
and sports followers an opportunity to see some of Europe's best men In
It looks very much as If the Phillies would win the National League pennant
again. Hughey Fullerton picks them for second division honors. Oavvy
Cravath was right when he said: "The best baseball dope In the world Is Fuller
ton's. Just read carefully what he says, then take the opposite view and you
win every time."
Emory Titman's big gray car will be among the missing this year In Jack
sonvllle. This means that the Athletics will have to shed a few nickels to the
J, R. T. Company, "Cutey" Pierce and the Panama Club, however, will suffer
a severe setback.
If the U, S. N. L. T, A. decides to move the dato of the women's national
tournament to September, Philadelphia will be the mecca of a galaxy of stars.
The change would put the female affair just after the nationals at Forest
JIHls, and this would mean tliat many of the stars of that meet would take
part In the mixed doubles and special events at the Philadelphia Cricket Club,
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JACK ADAMS IS
HIGH SCORER IN
Camden .Leads Clubs in
Team Scoring Brown
King of Field Tossers
RECORDS OF PLAYERS
With tho magnates hastening the closo
of the season by bunching gnmes the
averages of the players In the Eastern
League come in for some llttlo attention.
Jackie Adams, the silver-haired leader of
tho' Camden club. Is tho lender In tho num
ber of points scored, and he will finish nt
the head of tho heap unless he breatts a
leg or an arm within tho next few days.
Adams not only leads in points scored,
but the Camden team also tops tho league
In the number of points scored, assists
made, and Jimmy Brown tops the field
goal throwers with 116. Camden leads In
everything but In the number of games
won; and why they don't lead In tills de
partment is known to numberless people.
Both Adams and Sears, his nearest com
petitors, are abend of tho score In points
made by Scars Inst year GIG, but It Is
unlikely that Adams will touch tho high
water mark of GD7 points made by Kum
mer In the 1013-19H season. To equal
this record Adams will have to total G7
points In his next threo games. It will
be easier for Jimmy Brown to equal Jimmy
Kane's record of 133 field goals. An aver
nge of six In the next three games will
do the work. It Is much easier to score
six flelld goals a gamo on paper than It Is
in the cage. Brown is 27 field goals ahead
of his nearest rival Beckman, of Do Nerl.
In point bcorlug, Adams and Sears are In
a class by themselves, as tho nppended
Sedran, Jasper .. ..
Wilson. Grestork .
Dark. Bo Nerl
necKman. ue r,en.
Urown, Camden .111 ItB
Neuman. Do Nerl an 7!
Dolln. Camden 37 H7
HouKh. Trenton "JH 3(1
Prunkel, Trenton 33 lis
Cross. (Jrej stock 31 7"
O'Donnell. ltcadlnic 3S 72
Kteel. Camden .'17 (17
Sufarman. Orevstock... 32 02
(Irinutail. Da Nerl 3r, .-,4
Prledman. Jasper 3d ,V2
Ilocelo. IleadlnK 31 411
Hchmeelk. Jasper in in
Morris. IteHdlntr 38 42
Delghan. Camden 34 311
Lawrence. Greystock . . 34 35
Hasserty, Heading .... 33 .11
Pox. Jasper 37 33
Krost, Trenton 30 31
Oetslnger, Trenton .... 33 L'S
uurgraves. Trenton ... r,
McWllllams, Greystock. 24
Puller, Jasper ill
Klnculde. De.N'erl 3.1
Cavanauph. Jasper .... 37
Keenan. Trenton 1.1
Harlow. Trenton 7
McGregor. Jasper 1.1
Kerr, Iteadlni; 12
Illtson, Ua .Verl 1.1
('ashman, Jasper 12
UeciiS. Heading 12
Pcrat. Camden 11
Halre, Jasjier 2
Clinton, Trenton tl
Jonnaon. Jasper 1
llerran. Greys fl
Hoffman. Trenton in
llahn. Trenton .1
Mmendlnuer, Trenton . R
llaney, Camden Ill
I.loyil, Trenton 1
Watt. Trenton 1
Dunleavy. Greys 1
Itadlce. Trenton 1
Parser. Trenton 1
Gelv, Trenton 1
Norman. Headlntr 3
Henry. Trenton 1
TKAM SCOKINO AVEKAGKS
Jasper . .
. 37 887
. SB 2IH1
. 38 331
, 37 238
. 37 107
Ols. Assists. Por. Anst.
402 1D4 12US 1141
4112 148 10.14 0.11
3lil 1.11 1023 1(178
440 112 llhll h,U
424 100 008 1137
403 115 N08 1128
STANDING OF .THE CI.CI1S
IV. L. P C. w. I,.
Greystock 24 11 .888 Da Nerl. 17 111
Keadlnc . 22 18 .371) Jasper .. 1.1 22
Camden.. 2U IT .311 Trenton.. 12 23
schedule roit tonight
JDe Nerl at Camden,
Trenton at HeadinK.
Greystock at Reading (double-header).
'ALACK A. C NOItKISTOWN, ilAUCH 11
McCARRON-BORREL 15 S
ii.oo, i.oo. ;
Semi 8-Round Opener
.00. Kdnards, SI N, Juniper
OLD-TIME DIAMOND HEROES
WERE THE HEAVYWEIGHTS
Lighter Stars, for Most P&rt, Have Been Devel
oped Within Last Few Years in
By GUANTLAND RICE
GROUP of ball players was discussing enough to last
the matter of making weight. Tho
light ones, naturally, desired to put on
llesh nnd the heavy ones desired with
equal lustiness to tako It off. This led to
an argument as to whether thero wete
more big men or moro small men In the
big league play. Uke most arguments,
thero was no definite proof to be ob
tained. But thero was at least tho proposition
of (hiding out nt what varied weights cer
tain stars lind played the proposition of
rounding up an All-Heavy and an All
Bantam weight line-up from tho roster of
Selected from the history of big league
play, what would bo the heaviest line-up
"Wo may havo missed a few, but, with
expert advice from old-timers, this delega
tion would have tho call:
Position. Name. Club. IVcIeht.
Catcher Far roll, llrooklvn 240
Pitcher Tesrenu, New York 230
First base Schmidt. Boston 232
Second base I.ajoie. Cleveland 200
HhortBton McKcan, Cle eland 210
Third bail" "UIb Jim" Davis 210
Outneld Delehanty, Philadelphia 21u
Outtleld Seybold, Philadelphia 22.1
Outneld Lance. Chlcaito 2H.1
Average weight 218
This, of course, doesn't Include the en
tire span of big men In the game. Amos
Rusle was almost as big aB Tesreau. So
was Jouet Meekln.
New York has the lead In mighty-bulked
Pop Anson was a whale of a first base
man, but not quite as heavy ns Butch
Schmidt, of the Braves. Williamson and
Denny Lyons were big Inflelders, over 200
pounds, and both were stars.
The Bantam Weights
Position. Name. Club. Welrht.
Catcher Hchalk, Chicago 105
Pitcher "I.lttle Johnny" Porman, Haiti-
rirst base Slater. St Louis 101
Hecond base uers. uoston
Shortstop MaranvllI". Uoston
Third base l.each. Pittsburgh
Outlleld Keeler. Ilrooklyn
Uuttleld l.lebold, Cle eland
Outlleld Slasle. Chicago
Average weight .
The Old and the New
These two line-ups wero further sug
gested by a statement from Johnny Evcrs
as Duke Farrell and Joo Kelley passed by.
"That Bhows you," said Johnny, "what
most of the old-time types wero like. In
the main, they wero all big men, powerful
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tho ball player of today."
This Is partially proven In tho fact that
seven of tho nine heavyweights selected
aro old-timers that Is, ball players who
started over 20 yenrs ago, while six of
the nine bantamweights are still In the
PEXX AND TIGERS TO PLAY
IN SERIES IN CASE OF TIE
Intercollegiate Cage Title May
Decided in Post Season
Pennsylvania's basketball authorities
began making plans yesterday afternoon
nt tho monthly meeting of tho Board of
Govornors for tho playing off of tho pos
sible tic In the Intcrcolleglato Basketball
Lenguo between tho Quaker flvo and that
of Princeton University. The Princeton
team hns yet one gamo to play In the
leaguo with Cornell, and should the
Orange and Black quintet come through
with a win over tho Ithacan aggregation
they will be tie with the local collegians.
In tho bylaws of the Intercollegiate
Basketball Association there Is a rule
which states that should a tie result In
the league, the two teams tying for the
championship shall play off tho deadlock
on a neutral floor, either In a serle3 of
one or threo contests.
TO EARLY DA
Managers Expect Late sJlL
son, Owing to UnfaiSIf
able Weather ji'
OTHER SCHOfiT. vJlf,,
It's the wise school baseball ,
who will pass over tho earW V?
season and plan for his start t
nfter tho first week In a!?.!? 6
the scholastic baseball lists hawi.V? ?
,.. luuauiuivii mo middle of l "?
enough for a regular start on iiWBl
mond. un t (Kr
Tho Inclement weather, the ma'M"
Ico and tho Bnow which has cowJiSmfc
majority of tho athletic tt
section will prevent an early it1: "ft.
doors. Nonn nf thn !-,. J.1,,tVt taHL
without a. chanco for outdoor .N
Aiuiougn the oddB nro even tZ
nines, the coaches would far rati..
n rltnnrn tn ft-v mtf fl.j.1. ier
nnnl team selections only afi .
Gcrmnntown Friends' Hehi i...
tltM,.,! n flref-ntnoB eAl..j..,. . t
games with n start on Arrll 11 .
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town Frlonds' School omelni. i.
Ideal schedule, calllnc for i.,.
nnd still malting it possible to nil,
games a week. Coach Smlth'i
"finds" Include Beamish, Cowlu
Hiissell, who should mako stronrlMi
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that the thrilling breath of spring is already there.
Look about you. Sense the newest the freshness of it
all. See how the laggard step of the crowd has quickened
into a full swinging stride.
See those care "break" at the traffic officer's whistle watch
them come down three or four abreast at the "getaway"
hear the shrill, merry note of the sirens and the good natured
chaff of the drivers.
This means the "open season."
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