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EVENING LBDGBR-PBlLADfeLPHIA-, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 1916.
PITTSBURGH FANS AND MANAGEMENT DISSATISFIED WITH WORK OF JIMMY CALLAHAN
PITTSBURGH PIRATES STAGE ONE OP GREATEST
COME-BACKS IN HISTORY OP THE GAME
JIMMY CALLAHAN ON VERGE
OP LOSING OUT AS LEADER
OP THE PITTSBURGH PIRATES
Fans Not Willing: to Wait for Manager to Develop
$ New Team Want Winner
' , , Immediately
ACCOftDINO to persons who always have been close to President Barney Drey
XX'fus.8, of tho Pittsburgh club, Jimmy Callahan Is about through as manager
ef the Corsairs. Ereyfuss believes that Callahan could make good If given time,
tut the Plrato fans and the Pittsburgh players demand a change. The fans havo
not been patronizing tho games, asserting that Callahan should havo tho team
higher In the race, whilo tho players contend that tho former White Sox leader Is
not handling the team properly. That thero Is dissension In tho ranks Is well
known to Pittsburgh fans. Certain players aro not at all backward about stating
that they will refuse to report next spring If Callahan Is still manager. Conditions
"kre very much the same as they wero with the Phillies Just before tho release of
Charley Dooln and tho appointment of Pat Moran.
Troubles have been multiplying for Sreyfuss and Callahan. Tho first Intima
tion that all was not well within the ranks came when "Hack" Gibson, tho veteran
backstop, aired his views after refusing to go to Now York at mo waiver price.
Sreyfuss was oqually obstinate, and tho result was that Gibson, ono of tho greatest
catohers the game has produced, has gone to his home at London, Can., after
announcing his retirement.
Tho following day Al Motnaux was susponded for ono week without pay for
breaking training rules. Tho brilliant young hurlcr claims that ho did not break
the rules and that Manager Callahan would glvo him no chance to prove that ho
was In bed at 10 o'clock on tho night that he Is accused of having been on a "Joy
ride" which lasted until long after daybreak.
Mamaux Declares Ho Is Being Impersonated
MAMAUX declared that somo ono Is Impersonating him, and that it Is not the
first tlmo ho has boen lnconvenlonced by rumors of tho same kind. After
being suspondod, Mamaux stated that ho would novcr pitch for tho Pirates while
Callahan was handling the toom.
Dan Oostello, Mamaux's chum. Immediately started trouble aftor tho young
hurlor bad beent suspended, and ha also was suspended nnd probably will be sont
to a minor lcaguo club. It Is said that other players havo been heavily fined when
they claim that they did nothing to warrant tho punishment.
Bven if tho players havo boon breaking the rules, it has been virtually proved
that Callahan cannot handlo tho men and a change Is demanded. Just who will bo
nppolnted manager Is not known, but Indications aro that Honus "Wagner, the grand
old voteron, will bo asked to try his hand at tho managerial game. Wagner Is In
very much tho same position Pat Moran was when he was appointed to Wad tho
Phillies. Ho Is popular with tho players, who deelaro that they will "work their
hoads off" for tho big German, whoreas thoy will not bo satisfied to havo Callahan
bossing again next season.
Whon Dooln was deposed as tho Philly boss, Moran was appointed becauso
everal players had asked President Baker to select him. They liked him and
believed that harmony and a hustling spirit could make tho team a winner, itesults
have proved that the players were right, and Moran Is today tho most popular
manager in tho country with his players. This Is tho keynote to his success, and
Sreyfuss is said to have decided to try the samo plan.
Merlon Course Calls for Slugging
THE golfer with a long ball off tho tee Is going to have a big advantage at Merlon
In the national championships, which start less than two weeks from today.
One of tho best shots in tho bag of tho present champion, Robert A. Gardner,
is his long driving, and this will bo decidedly to his advantage In warding off tho
nemy. Tho course is 6420 yards long for ordinary purposes, that Is the cast
course, where the matches will be played, nnd It la always lengthened for champion-,
ehlp bouts of local Import. It is probable that from four to five hundred yards will
be tacked on tho course in the championships. Tho west course, where tho second
round of the qualifying round will be played, does not place so big a premium
on long driving, and in some coses tho "home-run-hltter" may find himself in
trouble by trying to wallop tho ball all tho way to the pin.
Chick Evans, open champion, will have a good edge In the tournament, for ho
Is capable of phenomenal dlstanco with his wood, both on the drive and in his
brasslo shots. The gallery will havo amplo opportunity to witness all the dlstanco
tliat Jesse Guilford, supposed to be one of the longest drivers In tho country, Is
' capable of, for he will have to let out all his steam to lead the field. The distances
of the holes, in yards, at Merlon on the east course follow: 335, 613, 427, 355, 555,
420, 195, 350. 170, total out 3320, par 38. In, 385, 335, 435, 125, 407, 330, 433, 230.
' 420, total 3100, par 34.
Giants Held Scoreless for 37 Consccutlvo Innings
HAT has becomo of McGraw's reputed aggregation of sluggers? Where
are they now? They cannot bo on the present western Jaunt, for the Giants
havo been very shy of tho plate. Thoy have not scored a run since tho first round
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' "' ---uutu uumo in mtuHu nut. ouiuruay, ana in inree games at Ht. .Louis
havo failed to cross the counting station. Some record for u collection that boasts
of Robertson, Doyle, Burns, KaufT, Herzog and Merkle.
Tho Giants have played 11 games slnco leaving the Polo Grounds and have
dropped 10, winning only ono, and that the first game of the double-header with
the Cubs last Friday. Six of these 11 games have bean shut-outs, the Phillies, with
Alexander and Demaree, holding them scoreless twice. Last Thursday Vaughn
beat Bailee, 1 to 0. The Giants found their batting eyes for the first time in the
double-header on Friday, winning tho first 8 to 1 and losing the second by 8 to 6.
They scored again in the first inning on Saturday and were held scoreless In" tho
next. 10, the Cubs winning out In the eleventh by 3-2. Slnco that first Inning not a
Giant athlete has dented an alien rubber, and for 37 consecutive innings McGraw
and his warriors have bean held runless.
Here is the Giants' record slnco leaving New York: Phillies tooK four straight,
the Cubs three out of four and the Cardinals three straight. This record should
dim what pennant thoughts McGraw and his boys had entertained.
HERE FOR LAST TIME THIS SEASON
ilytic Stroke Probably Has Ended Drew'a Career
HOWARD DREW, the sensational colorettSsprlntor, probably has run his last
race. A stroke of paralysis which has affected his left side has forced
him to cast aside tho spike shoes and running togs for all times. This will
be a hard blow to the cinder path, for the colored speeder has been one of the most
consistent performers of tho present. On Saturday last he participated in the far
western meet at Sin Diego, and the effort resulted in the aggravation of an old
Injury and the stroke followed.
Drew first camo into prominence in tho spring of 1912, when he took part in
tho Olympic tryouts at Cambridge, and his wonderful form there against the 'clas
siest competition in the East brought Ubout his selection as a member of tho
Olyroplo team. At the time Drew was a student at tho Springfield High School
and was working under the doublo handicap of supporting a wife and cljlld and
endeavoring to gain an education.
Hard luck has pursued this ebony-hued athlete, and after winning his heat
at Stockholm in the 100 meters he pulled a tendon in his next start and was out of
competition during the games. After his return to this country he was Induced to
enter the University of Southern California, and, while performing for the Institu
tion, along" with Freddy Kelly and a few more of the coast phenoms, be has col
leoted honors aplenty for himself and his college.
Drew came East twice, wearing the colors of the California Institution, to
compete in the Pennsylvania relays, and on both occasions romped away with tho
hundred-yard dash. He has taken part in many Indoor meets in the East during
the lasj year, and It was in ono of those he received the injury which probably has
brought about his end. While running in an indoor meet in New York last winter
Drew injured his back and was taken from the track,. Since that tlmo he has not
been very active, but trained hard to gain something like his past form for the big
meet which was held at San Diego, the most Important outdoor competition on tho
Drew was suffering from a dislocated vertebrae, and In his supreme- effort to
come back at San Diego he wrenched hla back and the nerve was paralyted.
Drew holds the record of 9 3-5 seconds for the 100-yard dash and has been clicked
In 9 4-5 often. He has negotiated the 220 yards in 21 1-5, equaling the mark held
Jointly by Ralph Craig, Don Lipplncott and Barney Vefers.
Since Bill Rumler has passed oat of the league and Joined the St, Louis Browns,
Frank Thrasher, recently signed by Connie Mack, has taken the lead In the South'
rn Association batting race. Thrasher, the Atlanta slugger, passed Jacobson, the
farmer Detroit utility man, and now paves the way with a mark of .334.
Borne one remarked that Pat Moran'a pitchers seem1 to be slipping- badly. Not
exactly slipping. Several of them simply had their props brutally knocked from
tinder them. But they'll get up again. Worry not,, little one.
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TitTTSBtmail, Pa., Aug. 23. Baseball's
JL greatest charm Is Its uncertainty. The
poor team really Is never beaten If It has
the right spirit,' and It always has been
said that one can never tell Just what will
happen In a ball game. Somo things In
baseball aro looked upon as cinches, but
there Is no such a thing In the national
pastimo, ns was proved conclusively when
tho Pirates spilled tho Phillies yesterday
after the National League champions had
gotten a 7-to-0 lead.
Tho Pirates aro about as weak as any
team In either major league on form, and
the dopo pointed to an easy time for the
Phillies In tho series, but tho uncertainty
of tho gome has asserted Itself throughout
tho scries and Callahan's misfits won three
out of the first four games played.
No doubt the poor work of the umpires
had something to do with tho double defeat
of the Phils on Monday, but at the same
tlmo If there was such a thing as ff cinch In
GIANTS' INCONSISTENCY THIS
SEASON WILL BE HELD AS ONE
OP MAIN MYSTERIES OF GAME
After Losing 13 Out of 15, Team Won 19 of Next
21, Then Slumped, Revived and Now
Is Slumping Again
By GRANTLAND KICE
Diogenes dwelt in a tub, so ancient stories
XVhlch ahowa that flats remain unchanged
from that old Grecian tlajt
And day and night with lantern light he
wandered up and down,
Patrolling all the avenues whtoh twitted
through the town.
Xa each citlxen passed by Diogenes mould
Hla lantern light upon each face and sigh
in abject woe
And through the throng he'd move along
continuing his aearoh.
J. vain and most unhappy one that left
ftlm In the lurch.
The native marveled at hts Jot, which left
them all at sea,
They wondered what the object was and
what hts graft could be ,
"Oh, tell us, please, Diogenes, at last each
"What are you hunting for, old dogV
and straightway he replied:
"I'm hunting for a southpaw who Is good
as Eddie Plank j
I'm hunting for a poet who has money in
Vm hunting for a college kid that hasn't
signed with ilack
I'm hunting for a Yankee star without a
I'm hunting for a pitcher who is keen on
I'm hunting for a beaten club without an
I'm looking for a ball club that can ham
mer out a score
Each time it faces Leonard, Ruth, or Foe
ter. Hays or Shore."
Tho Mystery of the Gianta
TJIB GIANTS of 1916 always will be held
as one of the main mysteries of the game.
There never has been another ball club In
memory that maintained Its existence so
far beyond the dope.
First, It loses 18 out of 16. Then the
same club wins 19 out of 21. Then comes
another big drop. Then comes a rally that
yields seven out of nine, then a slump that
leaves but two out of eight
At this point Buck Herzog and Sheriff
Salle are added. Now, exclaims the mul
titude, the machine is rounded out at last.
As a starter It wins 13 out of 16 games at
home. "Nothing to It, now," exclaims the
Giant fan. And then Wowtel Kazunkl
another losr string of defeats comes on
apace and the pennant aspect for the year
la officially discarded.
"A bum bSl club," you interject. Tet
bum ball clubs are going out over expended
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ATHLETICS vs. DETROIT
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NATIONAL A. C.
TONIC1HT. ADOUBT IS
Jack Blackburn vs. Young Ahearn
1 OTIXKB SIZZUNO DATTIJNU BATTLES 4
streaks wlnnlns 13 out of 21 and 13 out of
16. In two stretches lasting through 37
sames, which is a stout test, the Giants
were good enough to win 32 and lose
Tho power and the speed or something
must bo there to accomplish any such
doublo drive. Tho query is how can a
club that Is good enough to win 32 out
of 35 games over two winning stretches
bo weak enough to lose 26 out of 81 games
over two losing stretches? You answer It
Shows You Should See
'The Old Homestead" By Bill Carrlgan.
"Tho Fighting Hope" By Pat Moran.
"Under Flro" By Benny Kauff.
As a nonpartisan fanatlo we stand among
First Tho desire to see Brooklyn achinva
a triumph after 16 years of famine.
SecondThe desire to seo If tho Braves
havo any Miracle Stuff left for another
Third Tho desire to see Grover Cleve
land Alexander get another crack at a
world series target
On this one fact
I'll make a bet:
Tho slowest man
Can run in debt
And yet please note
That debt most thrives
TVith those who lead
The fastest lives,
"What Is personality In sport?" asks a
critic Well, not very many are picking
Maurice McLoughlin to win at Forest Hills.
But vhen he playB you might watch where
tho bulk of the gallery congregates.
Messrs. Johnston, Williams, Church,
Orlffln. Murray and the others are all great
tennis players, fine sportsmen and estima
ble young men. But the most popular
sporting achievement of the year would be
an overwhelming triumph on the Dart of
certain California tennis player christened
by Charley Van Loan as Erlo the lied.
As to why eo many still are pulling
lustily for McLoughlln no one who saw
the Comet roll back Brookes and Wilding
in succession very well could pull any
other way, ,
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By fcllANDLER D. RICHTER
baseball, tho champions' superiority In all
departments would have overcomo this han
dicap. It did not and there was llttlo dif
ference In tho brand of ball played by the
two teams, and certainly thero was no ele
mont of luck attached to the most remark
ablo victory of tho Pirates yesterday.
A gambling man would havo placed the
odds at 60,000 to 1 that the Phillies would
win yesterday's game when the Pirates
went to bat In the fifth Inning, nnd he would
havo found no takers unless tho party risk
ing the lone dollar had ho Idea of tho value
Tho score stood stood 7 to 0 In favor
of tho Phillies when Fischer stepped to the
plate In this Inning and "Chief" Bender
had been pitching as of yore. Half of tho
crowd of 6000 fans, who attended tho
double-bill had left the park thoroughly
disgusted with the mlserablo work of Cal
lahan's team a fid tho manner In which tho
Phils had outclassed them. They wero
ronstlng the Pirates unmercifully and re
minding them that tho double victory Mon
cannot understand how It hatraanM
bUmo Bancroft for falling At ."M
double play on Hlnchman'. fci.-J?1'
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mo runs una Deen scored. OH,... l.Ti
Bender, while still others con(, 15.n"'
iucwuwan nau noiconse to civ n u't.
fastball after having him two wd ?r
but through It all no owhssiS
question Manager Moran'a Jud!sKf?,
to our way of thinking, wm thTttSi
of the defeat wa tea Sf
Not a Clairvoyant
Moran could not forsee thi
would blow up, nor could he till : oT.Y1
j iiuich ivuuiu conunuo their rally i,i ""
j. umen tuuiu tuiuinuo the r mill, i . ""
fact remains that he had a 7.Aul
with Eppa Blxey warmlt,- .... i72: hl
when Bender wns pulled fiom Jfci'lL1 "
.f.Vln"" r v.n AI2S ,1
No doubt wo "vnibeVccusT.
guessing," but to our way of thlftW"084
ball game Is as good as7 anotner
contest apparently clInehM .i.'.!."1
dny must havo been a fluke, when suddenly been saved and today's game should MW '
imngs begun to Happen. ' """ " ihko caro of itsi '
Fischer, who opened the Inntng with a
bunt and eventually scored, felt Just as
every ono In tho park and strapped his
shlnguard on ready to tako his placo behind
tho bat Ho did not' think that thero was
a chance for him to bat again In that
Inning and If any one had told him that
ho and four of his teammates would step
to tho piato twice In nn inning, tho Pitts
burgh catcher probably would have recom
mended the Individual to an alienist
But that Is exactly what happened, as the
Phils look back upon It today they can seo
at least a dozen different ways that tho
Pirates could have been retired, but tho fact
remains that they wero not and for a brief
spelt It began to look as If they never would
When ono looks back over tho dally box
scores and sees the number of small scoro
games ho must wonder how such a phenom
enon occurred. Beforo Bender and McQuil
lan could retire tho side Pittsburgh had tal
lied nlno runs and was leading tho Phils.
Oddly enough tho gamo ended 9 to 7, as the
Pirates Immediately fell back to their
natural gait after this one spasm.
It was one of the most remarkable rallcs
In the history of the gamo, nnd wo have seen
only two moro compared with It
This Is Another
One occurred back In tho latter nineties
whon tho samo Pirates, only with a vastly
superior team, made seven runs on tho
Phillies In tho ninth Inning and took a 13
to 7 lead, only to havo the Phillies come
back with seven moro runs beforo a man
had beon retired, winning 14 to 13.
The other contest took placo In Philly In
1913 whon Brooklyn made nlno runs In tho
first Inning and did not scoro for the re
mainder of tho game. Thoy led by the
ccoro of 9 to 2 at tho start of tho sevonth
Inning, but when the eighth had been com
pleted the Phillies were lending 12 to 9,
two unusual Innings completely changing
Today the Phillies are bewildered. They
cerned, but tho fact remains that the St '"'
game would havo been different If ftWf
i had boon sent to tho mound to uSl
'Fischer, a left-handed hi?... .P11 UmP
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runs had been scored, and it is . , .
shot that Itlxoy will cause anv Z'
batter to go out on an easy ehancrrlv.
It Is oven longor odds that .iT.ui1'' . 5
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Havo woaneu me bases with a .
ament later, ns did Cooper. im -1
In tho Bull Pen
Itlxoy nocd only to have been k. ft1!
the mound for an Inning, and A& 'l
have done no more work f than he dW.li
warming up for tho last half of Vh i4 h t
It was a tough gamo for tl o Phil. ',? t
and ono which cannot be blamed Ln loH '
Individual moro than Moran. Wn'1S7 - ;'
Tho day wns mado even mora unn... . rf
for tho National League champion. 'b '
of the fact that Ber : NlXTS.."?""' -
spiked that ho probably will not b. u l
to play for at least two weeks i.'t" '!
thought that ho yould bo,put for tho bilSW
of thn nonnnn m. r- . J'i "'W i
not No matter how long Nlehoffwiii'S V
out of tho gaWhls absence Wll.W ;'
tno team, as tho former Cincinnati bt ll
has boon Dlavlntr wnmWf.ii ,.,, ' u' i
Fulton and Flynn to Go lOtfonndj '
MINNEAPOLIS, Aug-. 23. Annonm... J
m.d. by the local hoxint b twKS "fill'iEU
JMlton. tho Rochester. Minn.. heawwitthV'fil ''
been matched to meet Porky FlynnTol &?&? ' '
in a 10-round no-decl.lon bout here SeSumSrl: ':
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Thi3 trio of Detroit Tigers will
play here this afternoon for tho
last time until 1917. Thoy, -with
their teammates, clash with tho
Athletics in the final gamo of tho
series at 3:30 o'clock.
Tom Sea ton Returns to Minors
CHICAGO, Auc. 23. Pitcher Tom Beaton,
who eft the Philadelphia National, fir the
Ilrooklyn Federals nnd was bouuht by the Cubs
laat aprlne. wai Bold to the Indianapolis Ameri
can Association Club today under an optional
agreement. Ho expects to Join the Hoo.lori
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