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BYENI2TO XiBDGER-PHILADELPHlA; SATOBDAY, 'AUGUST 10, 1016.
NATIONAL LEAGUE SHUT-OUT RECORD OF TWELVE IS BROKEN BY GROVER C. ALEXANDER!
ALEXANDER ESTABLISHED GREAT
RECORD WHEN HE SHUT OUT
CINCINNATI REDS YESTERDAY
This is Grovels Thirteenth of the Season Math-
ewson Formerly Held Record of One
Dozen, Made in Season of 1906
WHE? Drover Cleveland Alexander sent th Cincinnati Reds down to defeat
jrttertSar to ifce opening gam of th rle at nedland Parle he fstaWlsfied a
BeufonaJ Uagv rewrd tor nut-oU In one season. That victory wm the thirteenth
een tor Alex In which JH opnenU hav not been able to ero the plate.
Th record traa formerly bM by Christie Mathewm, wh had a down shut-oats
t feto credit In lf4. Alexander tld Matty record Are days ". AMgtm 14. when
tw Wnkrl th Xw Tor rjtanl at the local haW rard. turning In an i-0 Tretery.
Jfot the least remarkable part f Alexsnder'ji record U the act that he ha a
chance this sraron to tet a roar whleh will ptbaWy never be equaled In the annaU
t tjbalt The Phflltea, after yesterday" gara-, had St more gtn;n to pay t
complete the achtdulc, which marui that Alex will work In at leant a dwe more
on tests. If ha continues to go a he baa ben going, then he nhoukl make a mark
that will never be equaled.
yesterday's rlctorr wa Alexander's twenty-third of the rwn. He baa hut
ight. That Is. out ot 11 game credited to hint Alex baa abut out the enmy 12
timet; which t a abut-out arerage of .41. I'slng tho? figure aa a bast for bin
work during tfr remainder of the season and assuming that he will work In a
toztn gztmt, be should win ferar at leaat almost five, according to the 8?srM).
That would give the great PhlJIy tor 17 shut-out wln for the aon of 19K.
In 1810 John Coombs bad 13 shut-out victories, consequently Alexander I now
tied for the major-league record.
Majority of Alex'n Victories Shat-ont
MOItB than half of Alexander's victories thla yar hare bn shut-owta. That
In Itself la one ot the remarkable record In the an ruin of baseball. Twenty
thrc victories, 13 of which were shut-out, show that Aler, far from havln? gone
Sttck, aa A few have tried to Intimate, la at the top of bla pitching- form.
Reducing thla record down to figure, we rind that of bis win Alex haa won
Mi ptt cent by slapping a coat of whitewash at his friend, the enemy.
Matty In hla palmiest day waa never the htit-fut pitcher that Alexander la.
Matty always had a lot of hits made off him and many run, but he bad that
faculty of being- able to tighten up In the pinches. Alexander, on the other hand.
While not trying for any record simply pitches shut-out ball naturally.
The matter of ahut-outa brings up the peculiar fact that when, during the sea
son of 1912, Rube llarrjuard won 19 camti In auccMlon. equaling Tim Ktefe's
record, made in 1818, he only had one shutout to hla credit. That Krat waa a J-0
affair, pitched against the Cincinnati club.
National and American league pitchers have bcn able to go Into double
figure for shut-out only ten times In 17 ear The high-water marks In the
Katfonal league are Alexand-r. Phillies. 12, In 1I; Mathewron. Sew York, 12.
in 1908; Alexander, Itillllea, 12, In 1915, and Overall. Chicago, 10 In 1907. The
American League record la: Coombs, Athletics. 13, In 111'; Walsh. Chicago, 12,
Jfl 1801, and no. In 190; Young, of Boston, 12, In 1902, and Waddell, Athletics. 10,
te 1805, and a like number In 1S1C. .
The other major league Iwider In the last tn years were Johnson, of Wash
ington; Wood, of noston; YounR, of Boston, and Plank, ot Philadelphia. In the
American I.aBU while Overall, ol Chicago; Tesreau, of the Oiants, and Moore,
Of tho Phillies, have headed th National lyeacue hurlera.
Three Qubfj Have Shut Alexander Out
TillinB clubs In tho league Brooklyn. Boston and St. Iuls have handed
Mexacder toma ot hla own shut-out medicine. These games were:
Dell won for Brooklyn May 8, 2-0 (at Brrk!yn).
Barnes won for Boston June 27, 2-0 (at Philadelphia).
Watson won for BL Lou!j August S, 2-0 fat Philadelphia).
That Alexander pltchen Just aa well on foreign lots as he does at home Is evi
dent, IIIm shut-out record shows that seven of these were won abroad and six at
Fifteenth nnd Huntingdon streets. l
Every club in the league has been shut out by Alexander this reason. New
Tork, Brooklyn and Chicago have suffered In this way only once each; Boston,
Pittsburgh and St. Kouls have had tlrover shut them out twlc each, while Cin
cinnati has taken the dose four times. Alexander's shut-out record up to date Is:
Defeated Boston, at Philadelphia, April IS; 4-4.
Defeated Boston, at Boston, May 2; 2-0.
Defeated Cincinnati, at Cincinnati, May 13; C-0.
Defeated Pittsburgh, at Pittsburgh, May 18; 3 0,
Defeated Brooklyn, at Philadelphia, May 26; 1 0,
Defeated St. lrfuls, at Philadelphia. June 3; 2 0.
Defeated St. Louis, at Ht. Iouls, July 7, 1-0.
Defeated Pittsburg", at Pittsburgh, July 1C; 4-0.
Defeated Cincinnati, at Cincinnati, July 20; C-0.
Defeated Chicago, at Philadelphia, August 2; 10..
Defeated Cincinnati, at Philadelphia, August 9; 1-0.
Defeated New York, at Philadelphia, August 14; 8-0.
Defeated Cincinnati, at Cincinnati, August 18; 2-0.
Cleveland Got the Better of Baseball Deal
POH the present, at least, Cleveland got the better of the baseball deal In which
Danny Moeller and Joe Boehllng, of Washington, went to the Indians In a
straight trade for Outfielder Hmlth and Inllelder Leonard. Hhould Itonurd Im
prove with Washington during the next year as ho has since he has been with the
Indians, then Washington may claim the deal was an even break.
Hut Cleveland Is hot after a pennant at present, and is doing more to
strengthen tho team for the current season than for the future. This Is natural,
ttn tho Cleveland fans never have had an American League nag. In spite of their
wonderful teams of the past.
Cleveland is a great ball town when the club Is up In the race, consequently
Manager 1'ohl Is doing all In his poucr to see that the club does not go back any
in comparison to the other teams In the circuit. Kohl expects Moeller to help him
some, but Is depending moro on Boehllng to win Karnes In the box than he Is on
tils new outfielder to boost the offensive strength.
pcorge McBrlde la slowing up considerably, consequently Clark Griffith Is
looking around for a man eventually to replace him at shortstop Of course, Leon
ard Is not ripe for the Job yet, but he may be by the time McBrlde is deemed
unfit to contlnuo to be a regular,
Dawson Greatly Improved Tennis Player
EVBIir tennis tournament of the season has held at least one surprise, and
some of them many. Even the preliminary doubles at Chicago was mildly
urprlslnr, since it was generally believed that Willis B. Davis, the Penn student,
and George M. Church, ex-intercolleglate champion, would defeat Maurice K, Mc
Laughlin and Ward Dawson, tho Pacific coast champions.
Dawson's first appearance of the year away from the coast waa at Chicago,
lie toured the East last year, and, although he showed signs of promise, ha
caused little comment, and was not considered In the same class with the other
But his form at Chicago proved that he has at last arrived. Instead of per
Witting" McLaughlin to carry the tremendous load he bore while playing with
Bundy, Dawson not only handled his own work excellently, but often came to
th rescue ot the famous "Comet."
Th he rounds out a team that fs likely to make things pretty warm for
Johnston and Griffin In the challenge round. McLoughlln has not gone back by
any means, but Instead seems to have steadied down considerably, especially
with hla back hand. Players who have been accustomed to toy with the red
haired Callfornlan's back hand will be treated to a surprise when he slips a
coupla of back-hand drives across the net for points.
Wlldnesa alone caused the defeat of Church and Davis, who were an keen as
mustard to win and play the champions. Many still believe that these two are the
bftter (earn, but they had their chance and threw It away,
In a recent gfime played between Boston and Chicago In the American League
rise men were credited wth playing lft Held for the Bed Hox. They were Lewis,
Janvrin, Shorten, Gainer, Itutli, Jones, Agnew, Wyckoff and Foster. Of course, all
f 1-htae players did rjot actually play In the garden, but they either did that or hit
r WW In place pf a left fielder.
Ted Meredith could not have chosen a better teammate than Joe I,oomls to
tgite the Scandinavian trip wth him. In the first place Loom Is will be a great
sjitraetjan, and doubtless wU win a)l hla events. Then, too, io ja the style of ath
M who J willing to give any Information that he can. This Is what the
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HAS A CHANCE TO
TOP RANKING LIST
Philadelphia Tennis Crack
Pointing His Game Toward
Forest Hills Classic
Despite his Wat by Clarnce J. Ortffln
fct Newport, and the earlier reverse at th
hands of the sam player at Longwood. It
NorrU 'William)!. 2d, of tha city, still has
a chance to top th country's tnnls playrs
at th- cloie of the lilt a.oa But to
gain this position he muit capture the
national crown at Forest Kills
The present singles champion. William M
Johnston, wtnt through the same srl-!i of
misfortunes last yar. bfor he finally
came through at the West Side Tennis Club
He met with reverses at Lonrwod and at
N7wrt. Williams's experlnce of the pres
ent iason. Purthennore. Johnston lost to
a cond-rater. Ifath Byford In the West
ern championships at Chicago
fitlll the ranking committee rightly flgurd
his success In the national more than offset
thJ rererseu Johnston's experience
proted that It Is beat to use the preliminary
tournaments simply to round out one's
rant, rather than to extend great efforts
merely to carry off a few pieces of silver
ware. The present situation, regarding Johns
ton snd Williams, Is exactly the revere of
hut year. In 1315 Williams won every
tournament In hlch he played, except the
championship On the other hand, Johns
ton played Indifferently In the eenta pre
ceding the Forest Hills classic, but how he
rose to the occasion In this event Is now
Johnston Is at present at the top of htJ
game, and Williams Is far below form.
Many who have ec-n him play In all his
matches aver that the Philadelphia n Is at
Itait half-flfteen btlow his regular game
At Seabrlgbt Williams barely squeezed
through the challenge round after George
M. Church has twice been injured. In his
two other starts he was beaten by "Peck"
Griffin There Is no alibi for his defeat
at Longwood, but at Newport Williams was
handicapped by a game ankle, which he
wrenched in his long match with Iloland
Itobfrts. the 17-year-old Han Francisco
The Sports Informant
To th aporti editor Kvtnlna Ltdetr.
Hlr Throuih your valuable rolumni. iclndlr
advlt rcsardlns tM baMhall qwrr- Two
men out, man each on Aral and atcona
tiifi. batter bits to abortatop. but tha ball
striata runner, puttlnr him (Ibt runner) out ana
ratlrtnr the afde la th batter credited with a
hit? Tnanklns you for a prompt reply In our
paper, you-a very truly. HAlf C'flOHUEN.
Auxuat lb, 1V10
lVfcn a fairly balled ball atrlkta a baa run
ner. tha runner la out ami the bataman credited
with a baaa Ml, reaardieia of tba number of
To lh Hporf Editor Evening Ledger;
Sir In Tueaday'a Kruno I.tixita you
credited with tha Philadelphia National lairua
Club with havlnr won three double-hoadr-a thla
year. Now, will you pleaio look thla up, and
aee If it waa not two Inalaad of three double
headera they won. aa I think you have made a
mlelake It la to declJe a bet. Hoping to have
an anawer aeon. I remain, youra.
JOH COUKN, 230(j Bouth Hlxth at.
Philadelphia Ausuat U, 1010.
Tha rhllllea have won double-headera thla
aaon from Ilrooklyn, Iloaton and New Tork,
To the fiporte Bdttor Evening Ledgers
Sir Would you conalder tha umpire O. 1C
In hla mllnf In tba (ollowlnr play:
A alniclea. II alnslea. c; ilnglta, on run, T)
Inilea. K atrlkea out, P hits the ball lo tha
anortatop. who throwa to aeoond. forclnz U. D
coming down to eerond taat bumpa Into th ac
ond baaeman (runner atandlng up) In auch a
way that h claims Intreferencs becaua he had
a chalice lo make a poaalbl out at A. at, ir th
runner. Who haa th right of way In auch a
play? Tha runner could not atop at one to
avoid Lumping th aecond baaeman Any ra.
th umpire called the aide out and It, who had
cored aa aoon aa 1" hit th ball was not allowed
to hav his run count.
Aa th game waa won by on run. there are
several fana her who wpuld like to know your
declalon en auch s play Youra (or aport.
Avondale, Cheater, Co, Pa.. Aug. 10, 1D1S.
Th Zvt runner olwa- a aa t' r
but ir the umpire called him out the run does
not count. To umpire la supremo m ,JU....
whether there la loterlerrnce or not.
To the Sport editor Evening Ledger:
Sr Having had an argument
I bi decided to leave th aettlenunt of
loivto you tr.e nueation was inia: a
that Penn nlavea lllchtxen away and
th Navy at home In football laat fall, and 11
wag eure that. II waa the other way about Hav.
Ins been unable to reaurrect a Penn schedule (or
t fall, t am truatlng to you lo set ua atralgbt
anklng you In advance for an early reply, I
aaln. rour truly A It IIHOWN.
Atlantic City, N 1 . Auguat 18, lBtd
Penn blaved the Kaw at Vra.nklln VleM and
Ulablgan at Ann Arbor.
STOLEN GOLF-BALL PROBLEM
STILL WORRIES COBB'S CREEK
OFFICIALS WITH NEW ANGLE
Foreign Employes En
joy Selling- Pills to In
nocent Golfers Good
By SANDY McNIBLICK
STEALING or othenrIie obtaining golf
balls continues to persist at the Cobb's
Creek public links.
The small-boy gangs tnat used to lay
In wait "Just around the neck of the
wo'yds" for a long drive have been almost
entirely broken up, thanks to the vigilance
of the park guard and rigid rules laid down
by Superintendent Harry C. Hunter. But
the old complaint that a golf ball knocked
out of sight of the player Is many times
lost, particularly when some human Is seen
slinking Into the gloaming some hundred
yards from the scene of the accident
Italian laborers and others of the hlred-by-the-day
labor at the munlctpat course
are being blamed for the recent theft of
Sell Player Hla Ball
An Incident Is related by an official of
the Cobb's Creek Coif Club to the effect
that he- knocked a ball out of his sight
the other day, and all efforts to find It
failed While his partner was scuffing
around In the grass searching for the ball
an Italian approached the searcher and
offered him a ball In return for a small
piece of good U. S currency. The "partner
bought the ball and kept on looking for
the lost ball.
"Thtre's no use looking any longer." he
tald finally "Use this ball.- and he tossed
over the ball he had just bought from the
It was the official's lost ball.
Which little story Illustrates the bold
nets and pleasant disregard of the con
entlons which the hall thieves have. An
other thief tried to sell a player his own
ball, and when the player would have taken
It by force thero was a fistic period for
a few moments.
The culprit tent to jail for five days.
Small boys always are to be found loiter
ing around the outskirts of the course with
balls, which they offer for sale to passers
by Whether they hate been stolen or
found is if question. Meantime, there are
many mysterious disappearances as usual,
Mrs Clarence II. Vanderbeck and Mrs.
Ronald II. Harlow, two of the best women
golfers In the country, had a best-all card
of 74 at Merlon the other day, which would
seem to show that they were playing golf at
ecry hole, either one or the other.
.Speaking of Mrs Vanderbeck, It comes to
notice that a certain scribe describes her as
being a golf bug simply because she didn't
turn around at Cobb's Creek the other day,
on account of the rain, and stop playing.
If the author of the blurb could have seen
the throngs of women golfers tramping
through the cloudburst which fell on each
day this spring that marked a match for' the
Suburban Cup, said author would have seen
that milady with the wet feet Is no very
uncommon thought ,
John P. MacUean, Jr., hasn't much to
worry him these days except thoughts of an
examination to pass In Calculus at Cornell,
and the thought as to whether he can play
In the Intercollegiate this fall. He mixes
up the two with several rounds of golf dur
ing the week.
The Query Pouch
Handy McNIbllck jlTead about Mrs. Van
derbeck' playing over tho public course, but
did not see the card printed. If you have a
copy of her card will you kindly print It, as
I am very anxious to see what It took a
champion to do the different holes. I think
the public course Is very good, and play
there every day, but I have not made very
good scores yet
A WOMAN BEGINNER.
West Philadelphia, Pa.
The cards of Wednesday, when Mrs. Clar
ence It. Vanderbeck played sof at tha public
course with George C. Klauder, follow:
Out S448SB6S 5 41
UUl ,., .. 4 8 4 S D 6 O 0 IS
In . S
1 B t 41 ;
Is a list of the
fiwtnilng the dob head onre or twle over
the top of the ball nhoald be eafflrlent.
The preliminary ewint It a pendulum awlnt
rather lhao a golfing airing, a that making
to many pum of thla nature Is very bad
practice. ... .
They are apt le make the club bead awlnc
In a circle InMead of an ellipse. Al-o by
looking at the ball too long It It apt to weary
the eye that one gaucee the ball inac
enralelr when the real enlng It made.
Ilo not let the wagrle b an rirute for
hlftlng the feet areund. or for thinking over
all the thlnre that enter Into the awing, or
for epeeolatlng ever the chanee of a mln.
Max Mariton la one ef the many alar who
moat timet Jtut rettt hit club behind the
ball, gett the range, and then Ore away,
without waggling the club or patting the
head over the ball.
The belt Die to whleh the waggle and
pattea over can be put la In the tteadrlng of
the layer and getting tet for the thot.
10 best professional golfers In Philadelphia
made up by another remlprofesslonal and
myself. We thought It was about time the
pro's were heard from after all these other
lists that have been cropping out eery once
In a while about the amateurs and tho
women. We hope you will like this list and
give It space : ,
1. Jim Barnes.
2. Charlie Hoffner.
3. Jimmy Thompson.
4. Jimmy Hackney.
5. Andy Campbell.
6. Jack Campbell.
7. Dave Cuthbert.
8. Alec Duncan.
9. George Sayers.
10. Bill Hackney.
Hoping this will proe satisfactory, and
hoping to see It aoon In print, respectfully,
Cynwyd, Pa. TWO PRO'S.
. GRAND CIRCUIT PROGRAM
Miss Rejected and Lindsey Win Only
Events on Getaway Program
COLUMBUS, O., Aug 19. Withdrawals
canceled half the scheduled events on yes
terday's Grand Circuit racing card, and the
getaway program was limited to the 2:18
pace, captured by Miss Rejected In straight
heats, and the 2 -IB trot, won by Lindsey
In a five-heat contest with Baby Doll. At
no time waa Miss Rejected In danger, al
though she made slight breaks In eery
In the stretch drives of both the second
and third heats of the trot Sister Strong
broke and was Ineligible to start In the
Lindsey, the winner, was the second
choice and the only victor of the week
for the McDonald stable For the fifth
hear the Judges unseated Driver Durfee
and put Baby Doll In charge of Valentine.
She made the pace for more than half the
distance, but tired early in the final quarter.
Big- Motorcycle Race Today
What promlaca to be one of the most at
tractive motorcycle rac roeeta held In thla part
o( th country will be when Bed Parkhur.t
and Hill Ilrier. Don John, and Cre?lnon. Bob
Perry and Oienn atoKea meet In the 100-mlle
profenlonal race held by the Motorcicla r'iiih
of Philadelphia at the 'ue moot "Sck, .W
berth. Pa., thl afternoon. , .ir-
"'L" aejen ent in all, four ama
teur and three pro(ettlona There It no nuea
tion that the track record (or a mile of 48 &
onda. held by Kleebea. will be lSwired Doth
rldera and apectatora are ataured o( Boms aood
.New Women's Swimming Record
LONDON. Aus. 10. Mlta Eileen Lee whn
awam 80V mllea In the Thame? River Ve.'terda?
In 10 hour and IT mlnutea. la aald to hiV. ..
tabliahed a new world'a record In lons-dlitanca
ewtmmlnr for women. "
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' Tonight 8:30 Tonight
20-Mie Handicap Motor-Paced Race
Carman Paced by Hunter, Scratch
Walthour Paced by St. Yves, 5 Laps
Bedell Paced by Senhouse, 10 Laps
Ryan Paced by Yanderberry, 15 Laps
ApuiablON ? AMI 00 ctLys
ARE TRYING TO PULL SOMETHING
RED SOX MUST MAKE BIG GAIN
ON HOME STAND TO WIN FLAG;
MERION PATE WORRIES GOLFERS
Boston Must Face Four
Strong Clubs While
By GRANTLAND RICE
Grabbed From Shakespeare
"7 do begin to hive ploodp fAouonU."
"I hav a kind of atacrUv In finking."
"O. coll lack Vfteriavbid time re
turn "John J. McOraie.
"A very riband in the cap of youth"
Kdieard 8 Plank.
"For the Uft to come, I tUep out the
thought of if "ChrUty Itathetcton.
The Needed Margin
SOME Idea of what the lied Sox may
have to accomplish on this last home
stay can be gathered In from the following
On the last western trip Carrlgan's club
won 1! out of IS games from the four
western clubs. Tet during this same rpetl
the Browns picked up five games on the
leaders by winning IS out of 20 from j'ew
York, Philadelphia, Washington and Boston.
The Red Sor can hardly do better than
to travel at a .887 clip against four such
clubs in September Hence It may be that
Carrlgan will ned a five-game margin when
he starts west again, for while he Is bat
tling with four strong clubs his leading
opponents will be cleaning up entire series
from a much softer and more abject oppo
sition. The Golfer's InTlctus
Out o the blight that cover me,
A3 tome one's tald before,
1 thank whatever gods there be
For ichat fate has in store,
The uhen I give the ball a rap
And icatch the thot careen,
To cotily bound acrots some trap
And pull up on tAe green.
Sir I see by one of Ihe golf magaslnes
that BUI Fownes beat Eb Byera by "a long
fifteen-foot putt on the fifteenth green." Is
a long fifteen-foot putt on the fifteenth
green us much longer than a mere fifteen
foot putt on the fifteenth green as a short
fifteen-foot putt on the fifteenth green Is
shorter than a mere fifteen-foot putt on the
fifteenth green? I ask this question be
cause my knowledge of putt measure Is
confined to this one foot equals one putt.
The youthful bt Inquisitive prodigy who
desired many years ago to know the pre
cise grcatnesi of Alexander, Inquiring
thereof from his patient father, should have
saved his question for Pat Moran. who
would moro than likely hae replied sub
stantially as follows: "Big enough."
Late Popular Songs
"Asleep In the deep" By Connie Mack.
"It's a grand old rag" By William' Car
rlgan. "I hear you calling me" Lord Bill
"I don't know where I'm going, but I'm
on my way" Pat Moran.
Pleasing Them All
"Why don't you give tho Phillies more
credit?" writes ft Philadelphia fan. "Why
don't you give Brooklyn a boost?" queries
a Robin rooter. "Why don't you admit tho
Braves are tho class of the league?" -complains
a Boston noncombatant.
Very well. Here goes something to please
them all. Philadelphia, Brooklyn nnd Bos
ton are not only the three greatest clubs in
their league, but after winning the pennant
each Is a cinch for the world series.
Is this sufficient?
The railroad .
The street car
Red Sox class Is shown by the way Car
rlgan's men face an extra Inning battle
where the test is at Its toughest point They
can be carried on Into extra sessions, but
they el rarely lose one, which Is one of
the surest signs of strength.
We saw a world's record smashed the
other day. A hot foul tip struck an umpire
on the knee and nobody stood up and
cheered. We don't expect to be believed,
but the nstoundtng facts are related pre
cisely as they happened.
Yankee Camp Song
John Franklin Baker will soon resume sway
On the only tune that he can play.
Which Is "Over the fence and far away,"
Our motto for a 1916 world series
Brooklyn vs. St. Louis, or Up with the
under dogs nnd on with the dance.
The Giants still have a great chance for
the National League pennant by having
Boston, Brooklyn and the Phillies deported
to Galicla in the front line of Austrian
for Jt,lT.ltf,.r,B, VJ BI eeattoalsg far Ira daji wa reaat
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The Philadelphia County Fair
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More Than One Candid
date for Title Anxious j
Over Outcome of 5
THERE is more than one anxious caj.
dldate for the amateur golf chatnpion.
ship' of these United States who already
beginning to wonder whether or not h W
escape Fate or Merlon or whether Fai.
will drop upon him at the big momeni trM
leave him writhing on the Held. For with
very, ery lew exceptions every champion
ship winner In the past has drawn so n.
cesslvely close during some match where
for the time being his fate hung In h,,
balance and where a tilt of the slighter!
sort would have dropped him out
These whims of fate are due partlr to
luck and partly due to skill. But there
is sufficient luck to give the wtnntng g0fer
buck fexer when he stops to think OTer hla
Suppose we go as far back as 1910, Vfll.
Ilam C. Fownea won the championship that
year at Brookllne.
Fownea played unusually fln .0w
throughout. But for all that In hit ttml
final round against Chick Evans he cami
to the thirty-fourth hole 2 down with onlr
3 lo play.
Not only that, but on the short thlrty
fourth hole Evans was on the green and
Fownes was off, where ordinarily he would
have been extremely thankful for a half.
But Chick took 3 putts, Fownes took 1 and
the match was turned upside down.
Hilton's close call against Fred Herrtshoft
Is an old story. But It Illustrates the point.
The English champion was 6 up with IS
to play. Herreshoff by a great exhibition
of fine golf and finer nervo squared the
match. At the thirty-sixth hole Fred's putt
for a win went Into tho cup, and then
Jumped out. At the thirty-seventh Hll
ton's badly sliced Iron hit a rock and ca
rooned off on the green, where ordinarily
it would have been Unplayable. Fate that
day was with Hilton Otherwise Herreshoff,
would have driven back the English In
vasion. Travers's Close Shave
In 1913 Jerry Traers won the chain-'
plonshlp at Garden City. It was his fourth -conquest.
During the qualifying round Jerry wai
breaking his wrist play badly on his maahle
shot ana was constantly puininc the ball
well to the right. But ho was able to ret
down a number of flie putts, ranging from
13 to IS feet. If he had missed Just one'
of these that he sunk In place of being
amateur champion he would not even hgyt
For, as It was, he was tied for last place ,
with 12 others. In his first nine holes of
play ho wat out In H By exceptional'
putting he came back In 35. Save for IbU,
one great streak he would never have d awn,,
a chance at match play, as he required vt.i
86 for hi second round. ' &
uuw uiit-r ujireij- wriKXiing uiruusn, jer-rM
Ouimct in 1914
Francis Ouimet, although plalng won-'
derful golf In 1911 at Ekwanok. had tin
same close call which comes to each winner,' i
In his semifinal match with Bill Fownes, ,
Francis was one down nnd two to,plar. "
4tu .ruwnca iieuueu ui una mugs wtta ?''.$
par fours In succession, an ordinary?!
acnleement for him, and ouimet was out!,
of the tournament. But Fownes took
five 'on the twenty-fifth hole, a drive anij
a mnshle, and on the last hols Oulmtlf
played a remarkable brassle shot from ait
close lie for his victory.
Gardner's Case '
Bob Cnrdner at Detroit last fall had in
even closer call probably the closest call
any champion has ever drawn. .
In hla semifinal match against Max Mar
ton. Gardner was three down and five to
play. On the thtrty-ttys-d hole Gardner nil '
io win a iioot pun over a iaai, giuyius
green to win. This left hlra one down.
On the thirty-fifth hole Gardner had to
play a mtdlron shot of 180 yards from the
rough to get a half and stay In the tourna
ment. These things are all part of th game,
But on the thlrty-slxth hole the match wa
out of Gardner's hands. To eliminate Qtrd
ner Marston had a putt of 18 Inches. Nine.
times out of ten that putt would have
gone down. But It so happened the cup was
placed on a slight mound with the S7
badly worn away, so when Marston's ton
started for the cup the ball slipped an Inch)
or so to the right over the slippery spc-
By tills margin tha Hinsdale star wot
his second amateur championship.
Kid Gleason to Join White Sox
CHICAGO. HI., Aug. IB. Owner Coraljier,
a White Box clan, haa announced thai WIHUM
tha White Sox clan, haa announced that
(Kid) Oleaaon waa coming back to the Wi'lto
and Inatantlr put Into effect a rumor that (.'art
ence Kowland waa to be llapoed, aa tha pf
ence uowiana was 10 pa ui
leader la In favor of GUaeon.
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