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EVEKING LEDGER-PHILADELPHIA, TIIUKSDAY, AUGUST 24, 1010.
JOE BUSH NEVER TWIRLED BETTER BALL THAN HE HAS FOR THE ATHLETICS THIS SEASON
nro entirely capable.
Kumagae Has Hop on His Fast One
IITTLE has been mentioned about the peculiar drlvo developed by the" Japanese
-champion, Ichlya Kumagae, on tho lawn tennis courts. Tlie average spectator
In fact, would not notice anything more remarkable about the stroKo than the fact
that the little Jap puts a great deal of power In his long swing before meeting tho
call and that he has good control.
But tho players who have faced Kumagao know that he lias something else
Clarence Grlflln remarked after his second defeat at the hands of the clever
Nippon tltleholder that his stroke was uncanny. Others who have met Kumagae
recently have realized that Orinin had causo to be bewlldeied at this peculiar stroke
As a matter of fact, that "uncanny" stroke is really no more uncanny than tho
hop of a so-called fast ball on the diamond or tho break of a curve. The reabon
why tennis players have been so bewildered is that In the forehand and backhand
drives as learned in virtually every country in the world tho only spin given the
ball is on the top. This topping of tho ball allows the dilver to send the ball at a
tremendous pace, while the "top" causes it to drop within tho boundary lines
Kumagae has developed a stroke which combines a top and a side spin This
pin causes tho ball to break about two feet "In," as he Is a left-hander' when
driven down the driver's side line. Kumagae Is so skillful at this stroke that 'he hits
tho ball over actually the outside of tho line as it passes over the net. Tho opposing
player, even if ho could block the drive, does not do so, thinking it surely will
strike outside the line. But the break comes and the ball either cuts the line' or
trikes well within tho court, depending on how far out Kumagae has started his
Ty Cobb has gained a few points on Tr'ls Speaker within tho last month but
they are very few. The Cleveland clonter is leading Cobb by a margin of annrox
lmately 30 points. To overcome that handicap at this stage of the fray Cobb will
have to do the best batting of his career, provided Speaker does not take a tumble
which ho apparently Is not going to do. '
It will be Interesting to watch the work of Mr. Speaker, who arrived here this
morning with the Indians. Cobb has Just left, and while he did more than his bit
In defeating the Athletics, he did not perform at the bat as valiantly as he has done
in times gone by. If Speaker 'finds the Mack hurlers as easy as he usually does
lie will make a considerable advance for premier swatting honors.
The large number of defaults jn the tennis tournament at Southampton was a
ore disappointment to the gallery which has been attending the matches Most of
the leading racquet lights who entered did not take the courts when the hour for
thel matches arrived. However, they cannot bo blamed, because evry ono wants
to be Jn the best possible shape for the national event at Forest Hills next week
Many of these stars have been through a large number of tournaments and a
week's rest will put them on edge to show their best form. '
Jimmy Johnston, the speedy Brooklyn outfielder, has a badly battered nose
An examination dlscloted that the Dodger regular had his pose broken In sevi
era! places and when the operation was performed it was necessary to remove
par, of the bone. Johnston now admits that the veteran "Three fingered" Brown
has a little speed left In his old salary wing.
BUSH HAS HURLED WONDERFUL
BRAND OF BALL THIS YEAR AND
EARNED RATING WITH LEADERS
Supported by Tail End Team, Bullet Joe Has
Twirled Great Games and by His Brilliant
I Work Deserves High Ranking-
WHEN Joo Bush Joined tho Athletics In tho spring of 1913, Ira Thomas
predicted that he would become ono of tho greatest of modern huilcrs. That
prediction has como true. Whllo few realize It, Hush Is pitching n brand of
basebalt for Connie Mack that any man In tho gamo might bo proud of. Btlsh's
Work this season has not gained him tho reputation ho deserves because tho
Athletics havo done bucIi miserable nll-around playing.
In spite of the band of rookies behind htm. Bush has hurled a biand of
almost unbeatable ball. Joe's last two games havo been flve-hlt nlTitlrs) nnd a
couple of thoso hits were very scratchy and might havo been conveited Into
Put-outs by experienced players.
For a time In 1014 It appeared that Bush was rapidly losing ground. Ar a
matter of fact, ho was merely being taught how to pitch by tho Athletics' tutors
and was doing anything but losing what ho previously had learned. Last season
Bush blossomed forth Into an excellent hurler, but this season ho has gone to
tho top nnd Is among tho majors' greatest hurlers.
Bush has every asset that a pitcher needs. Ho Is young nnd stiong; he has
nervo nnd enough confidence to cxtilcato himself and lili teammates from tho
most dlfllcult situations; ho has wonderful speed, n splendid cuivo and good com
mand of the slow ball. On the whole it is mud to see whero Bush could now
show any Improvement. The only way that ho could do better Is to learn mora
about tho batters against whom ho has to pitch. This ho Is doing and has been
doing since ho Joined the Athletics. All of which leads ono to believe that con
Iderlng the club for which ho la hurling, Bush will havo tho bebt record In tho
major leagues this season. '
Lcc Fohl Slaking Big Hit as Manager
THE attitude of the Cleveland playeis toward Iou Fohl Indicates that they
have thorough confidence in his ability nnd ho Is porsonally well liked. Ono
would need only go to tho hotel where tho Indians nie stopping and listen to
tho conversation of the men to find out that this Is true. There Is not a shirker
on tho club nt present. Naturally one reason for this Is that Fold would not stand
for loafing. Nevertheless, some players) manago to shirk a lot of work that they
hould do In splto of the theoretical rule against It.
Fohl now Is managing his team with a view to winning a pennant this year.
Ho realizes that fjiother season may bring changes in the other clubs: that some
of them may be much stronger than they are at picsent, consequently ho is
making every effort to land before It Is too Lite.
Recently tho Indians have not been doing well, but they declare that the scries
With tho Athletics Is going to give them tho life they need to win back their
position at the top of tho American League.
In the field tho Indians have been playing an excellent game, but their work
on the offenso has boon erratic. The men havo not been hitting in the pinches.
That is tho wholo tioublo. The box scores show that they have been hitting
enough to win games, but thoso hits havo not been coming at the light time.
Fohl Is determined to remedy this grave fault. He thinks that the mon aro
simply in a temporary slump and that they will soon shako It off and begin
another sensational sprint for tho front.
John Coombs Still Strong for Connie Mack
ALTHOUGH many of his local friends think that Connie Mack did him an In
CX Justice when he released him along with Eddlo Plank and Chief Bender,
John Coombs does not think so. He always has been strong for Mack and prob
ably always will be. Here 13 what Coombs rocently said of his former, manager:
"People say Connie has not only hurt himself and made tho Athletics a
Joke as a drawing card, but has hurt tho business of the entire American League.
That is not so. When Mack had his old team, with Collins, Baker, Barry,
Mclnnls, Bender, Plank, Oldrlng. Strunk, Thomas and myself, wo were never
drawing cards. I don't know why It was, unless because we didn't wrangle with
tho umpires or swear ut tho opposing playeis. I guess wo were too businesslike.
Bu that Is the way Connie wants his mon to play.
Mack's methods are Just tho antithesis of those of John McGraw, both In
p .- the gamo and In rebuilding a club. McGraw's Idea Is buy ball players
at jji price, then mold them into a machine as quickly as possible and rush on.
Tha. method Is all right If you havo unlimited capital.
"Why, for what McGraw spent this year for players he could havo picked
up every man on the old Athletics. Mack didn't spend anything for the men he
has secured. Give Connlo a season or two moro of experimenting and he'll havo
tho greatest machlno In tho country. It won't havo costhlm a penny, and It will
last while three or four Giant teams aro put together and crack apart. Mack
Knows what he's about. I was with him too long not to realiro that."
Upsets Looked for at 3Ierion and Forest Hills
milE same kind of upsets that wero so much in evidenco at both tho tennis
A and golf championships last year aro not unlikely to bo present In the coming
events at Merlon and the West Sldo Tennis Club. At this time. In neither event
is it safe to pick two or three men from tho field. In golf thero are at least
a half-dozen, and probably more, who, when things aro going right can give
anybody, be he a Travers or an Evans, a hard battlo and peihaps a beating.
Ii. tennis this condition is moro pronounced than in golf. In 1015 it twos
either McLoughlln or Williams, and neither came through, in 191(3 it is
Johnston, Williams. McLoughlln. Davis, Church. Kumagae. Murray Behr nnd
others who make up tho list from which tho ultlmato winner Is expected to come
...... luEiu uic uuiciB uuncuueu oniy outsiuo cliances who
oi giving the rank and filo something to talk about.
MOVIE OF A MAN, A FAN AND A PAPER NAPKIN
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PHILLIES MAY MAKE BIG OFFER
FOR SERVICES OF ZIMMERMAN
By CHANDLER D. KICHTER.
CARMAN FAVORITE FOR FIRST
PLACE IN FIFTY-MILE RACE
AT POINT BREEZE DROME
C. M. Clark in Golf Tie
JIANCIIES1KH. Vt , .vuit. 21 C. It flirle.
of I'lillml-lphla. tlcl ulth N W. lVtcrn. of
nnGl,viKttl, for first honor In n. HrWl of nlnoty
alx snlfT compound at tho IJkwnnok Country
Club vr-stmlnv iii'irnlnc In n honoy h nullum fur
the Arthur Tnylor .Mi-innrlnl Cui
ST LOUIS, Mo, Aug. 24.
WITH Bert Nlchoff out of the game for
nn Indefinite period, Managor Moran,
of tho Phillies, has again entered the field
for Heinle Zimmerman's services, nnd un
less Nlchoffs spiked leg Improves faster than
tho physclan who attended him In Pitts
burgh believes, tho Phllly pilot will mako
Owner Weoghmnn, of the Cubs, a proposi
tion wh.ch ho cannot nfford to turn down.
WKceghman gave out n statement two
dnvs ago In which he declared that ho was
willing to trade or sell Zimmerman, nnu am
oral clubs nre now bidding for the slugging
Infleldcr. Manserer Moran stated n. few days
ngo that ho would like to havo Zimmer
man, but until Nlchoff was Injured on Tues
day gae the matter little thought, as tho
piico asked was too high for a team with
a capable Infield.
As it rulo the Phils are reluctant to bid
ngalnst other clubs for star plnjcrs. as tho
price asked generally Is more than the own
ers feel that they can nfford to spend.
Whenever a bidding conti-st opens for a
star player. It invariably Is New York, Chi
cago or Boston that gets tho man, but who
ever wants Zlmmnrmun will have to como
high. nH the Phillies believe that they can
clinch the pennant with Zimmerman.
President Baiter was In Pittsburgh when
Nlrhoff was Injured, nnd had a long talk
with Mun.igcr Moran before tho Phils left
for Chicago Bnker told Moran to go the
limit nnd mo his own Judgment. If NIc
holt's leg Is In hotter shape when the Phils
arrive- In riilcigo. Mnran will not bid
enough for the great Zlmm, ns Brooklyn has
offered an enormous sum for tho Cub stai 's
release ; but If It Is certain that Nlehorf
cannot play for two or three weeks, do not
Big- Events Scheduled
for This Evening
Largest Crowd of the
By SPICK HALL
P IIBnn cnoilGi: B. BLISS, our heat-
producing wc.tthcr man, Is kind to tho
populace this evening, they will hae on op
poitunlty to see a great inutor-paerd blcyclo
raco nt the drome In Point Breeze park,
properly staged with acts arranged by
Johnny Hckhardt The main event of the
evening Is third on the ll.st of events. It
will bo an International llfty-mlle sprinting
marathon blku hike by the speediest ped
nlers In the vvoild, paced by buzzing mo
torcyrles. The first event begins at 8:30
According to tho weekly custom. Car
man will rnter the laco a heavy favorite
for tho $1000 cash prize to be awarded the
victor. Thousands of motordromo fans
have wondered why Carman, under average
conditions, 13 able to beat such a flno field
of riders time and again. Like Po.stum,
thero Is a reason.
Some- years ngo. when Hunter was riding
nt the Velodrome in Newark, ho picked up
Carman to help him keep his machlno hi
shape and do the mechanical repairing.
Carman soon developed Into a rider of
ability. When he realized that ho could
compete ulth the best In the country, he
began to enter professional races. He mndo
good off the reel and slnco then has been
ono of America's foremost riders.
Good Team Work
It Is therefore natural that Carman enn
rldo better ulth Hunter than with any ono
elsj. They know each other thoroughly, nnd
Carman has no trouble In getting Hunter to
mako tho cnct speed at which he wishes to
bo paced This team-work on the part of
pacer and pneed Is essential to surce.-w and
tho lack of It accounts for the failure of
some of tho riders to make the showing
they might otherwise. Furthermore. Hunter
is recognized ns the best motor-paced man
in tho world, and It is natural that a man
of Carman's nblllty should bo tho favorite
when he tides behind thl.s daring rider.
Although ho has been In tho compotitlvo
game only a little more than two jenrs.
there ar no angles of the reckless pastime
with which he Is not familiar. Carman is
an expert mechanician and, what Is more to
the point, he Is n physical wonder. Sev
eral times a week ho engages In these races,
riding at top speed distances from 40 miles
to 100 kilometers (G.'J-i miles).
With tho other men. Ocorgo Wiley, Leon
nidler, Bobby Walthour and George Colum
batto, nil of whom are entered In tonight's
race, Carman rides In Philadelphia, Boston
nnd Newnrk. Somo of tho riders do a good
deal of training, but Carman does not. Ho
is the Ted Meredith of the wooden bowl. Ho
Events Scheduled at
Tlirrr-mlle prnfrsslnnnt motor rnre Will
Vniidcrbrrrj, llrnrl .St. Yves unci Hilly Arm
strong. TMo-nille nroffsdlonnl motor rnce Ilcrmnn
vrilllr. Henri St. t. llllly Armstrong.
1 Ifly-nille tnlr riuitloniil tnotor-tmrrd rnce
(In one lient) (Irorcr VUler. Syracuse, nntetl
li Mrlnj lon lilriler, Primer, nnrnl bv
Morlnt Clarrnre Oirm in, ev s,nrk, pnrtil
tiv lluntrrt Ilolilir vvnltliotir, Attnntn, nsretl
by ,st. Yrpnt drones Columbntto, itnly,
n.-ienl by Kenhonir.
rive-mllo professional motor rnre lltr
nimi Vrdltz, Villi Vnndrrbrrry, Henri St.
1 Irnt rare lirclns nt 8:30 o'clock.
knows that too much work Is worse than too
little, and ho goes on tho theory that If ho
trains ho will grow stalo nnd not bo able
to hold tho pace, Carmun, of courso, does
not dissipate, but ho does not attempt to
lead the rigid life of the athleto who com
petes only a few times a month.
Tho record for 60 miles on n blcyclo In a
circular howl, motorpaced, Is 59 minutes 58
seconds. This record vvns mado last Satur
day night by Carman, who incidentally rodo
several of tho miles In G8 seconds fiat, fair
speed for a man-propelled machine.
Prepare for Crowd
Manager Hckhardt Is preparing for tho
largest crowd of tho season tonight. Every
body who has been to the motordromo has
tho fever. They go not only from Phila
delphia, but from Jersey and Montgomery,
Chester nnd Delawaro counties. Lcaguo
Island nlwnys furnishes Its full quota of
sailors and marines, usually accompanied
by a pair or ho of female fans. Thousands
go to tho park lit nutomobllcs. Tho majority,
however, tnko a downtown trolley to Moy-
umunslng nvcniio and change to a west
bound southwestern car.
Tho irlzr for tonljrht'u (iO-mtlo motor-paced
nro: First, J1000; second, tSUUg
Dldler wns not satlnfled with his pneomnker
the last tlmo ho raced here, henco ho was
allowed to hrlnc Morln from Hoston. Dldler
ownn hlH own motorcjclo.
It 1" to be hopea that Columbatto will not
h.ive such u hard run of luck tontcht as h has
lifcn havlnir. Thn last tlmo ha rodo n new
f.hiiln bud been put on his pacer's motorcycle,
bul It broks In splto of Its newness and Co
lumlmtlo virtually was put out of the run
nlnc. llobhy Calhoun, of I.caeuo Island, will do the
ofnttul unnounclns from tna stand In tho arena.
Ar usual. Trotter will act as starter. It
had been hoped by the management to net
TrlH Kpoaker. of the Cleveland Jlaseball Club,
to net In that capacity, but ho could not bo
located this mornlnir, although tho Indiana ar
rived at 7 o'clock.
Thero will bo six atartern next Thursday nlBht
at the drome In the 100-Ullomcter motorpaced
Cosldes the BO-mlle race tonight thern will he
motor races of two, three and five mllca for
Maxwell. Pen na!lh, Floyd Jtlllne.
e Joe Ileattv. Al Price, drome ICellr.
her and other prominent sports authorities will
bo In tha arena
SCRAPS ABOUT SCRAPPERS
By LOUIS II. JAFFE
and munaner of Johnav
tins finishing touches to his training there.
The Broadway Club will hold Its shows on
Thursday iiUIUh starting tunluht a week. Mon
day nleht durtnjr tha summer months provd
successful and the club .waa Jammed to Its
capacity on several occasions. Kddlo Wairond
vs Tommy Jamison will be tho next wind-up.
Bob Jloha. Milwaukee, and Jim Ilarry, Chl-
caEo, are getting into shape at Mrallord, Conn
preparatory to visltlmr Philadelphia for bouts
this season. Ho 111 hail been out al tho same
for several years until recentfq.
Youns Yt'elnert, of Kensington la out with
a healthy and legitimate kick. He says he did
not back out of u match with Joo Uelger and
that ha would meet QelKtr any place and at any
time, proildlne ha ceu a fair llnanclal con
sideration. A training ramp hns been pitched at I.enni.
Delaware County, by Teddy Moloney, brother
ana the latter Is put
Is Iralnlnur thr .Tm.
O'Oonnell, John's opponent, la boilng dally with
Joe Ilium, a clever lad. although he does all of
bis boxing In private The Ulympla has a big
auvance saie ur us mnrner exi aiDuoay nignt.
Whttey Fitzgerald and Young Coster are oppo
nents In a bantam bout In the semi to the
Tommy Jamlson-Kddle Hart set lo at tho new
Washington Sporting Club, In West l'hllly Two
brothers Joe and Johnny Kxan. are to appear
In respective bouts, tho former meeting Jimmy
Kearns, while ueurge bmoker Is to oppose John
Mike Gibbons has showed Just how anxious
he Is to meet Jack Dillon First he demanded
that tho lloosler weigh In at 1UU pounds. Dillon
agreed to It, Mike was durnfounded. Then
tne ht Paul man Insisted on tlS.UUO for lu
rounds, after Dillon had agreed to a 15(100 guar
antee. Mike a proposition was a little too
Tonight In New York Young Jack O'llrlen
Will meet Marty Cross the third boxing member
of the Crass family O'urlen also has boxed
the other Cross bo, Leach and Poll, each of
whom has rellrud.
Benny Kaufman Is doubling up boxing with
timekeeping The South Philadelphia bantam
has been holding the watch during bouts at
the Itan Club. To date no kliks have been
made about his three-mlnuta rounds and one
AVhv Italian hAi,i, a -,...& .. .
apparently peeves Itenato Oardlnl. the Italian
wrestler ' lam Italian, proud too. Why not
are Italian boxers, but they use the respective
titles of Willis Uaker, Franklo White. Al Nelson
and Pat Uradley,
Jack Attell, who boxed here In fairly good
form several ears ago. Is hitting the road now
for an adtertlslm; firm, Attell writes that while
he Is btlng kept on the jump he takes In as
many boxing shows ob possible
A middleweight mix Is scheduled for the blc
bout at the Ityan Club next Tuesday night
bringing together Heddy Holt and Jack Tolsnd'
lloth are rugged battlers Promoter CnmcVII
and Matihmaker Ityan are satlsMed with the
receipts during the summer months and both
are confident that the club will be on an even
footing with any of the smaller arenas this fall,
Chinese Meet S. & C.
The drawbridge Clothier bill team will
meet the strong Chinese team al the grounds
blxty-thlrd and Walnut streets, on Saturday
at 3 o'clock. The games promises to be a con
test of unusual Interest. Akn n, Ani, u.n.
pitch and Mark, will catch for the Chinese and
Ugden and Ullmore will be the battery for the
POINT BREEZE MOTORDROME
TONIGHT 8 :30TONIGHT
00-MII.K INTKRN'ATION.W, I'ACKU HACK
Carmen Paced by Hunter
Wiley Paced by Stein
Columbatto Paced by Senhouse
Didier Paced by Morln
Walthour Paced by St. Yves
Id Ibe event of rulu rutea run Tomorrow Ntxht
20.000 MUT3 25 and 30 Cents
How lo get there: Car No 0 on luth t. All
tars going south connect at Moyamenslng ave.
Autos take Broad st to Moyamensing ave.
if any U
Alexanltt Christopher Oriole and Boxy da Carlo
to be made. In Italian
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Baseball Today Two Games
AMEKICAN' I.rUGUK GKOU.NI13
Athletics vs. Cleveland
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secoml baseman admits that It Is dm.v.8. .'
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With Zimmerman In tho llne-im il
Phillies' pennant prospects would b S'iA7
as a chanso of scenery probably would J, r
wonders with him. In the small P
park Zimmerman would break nil m1'
lean-uo records for extra baso hlltlnJ . J '
tho punch" is needed badly lnX'$. ,
If Nlohoff should bo nblo to Ret haot, .
tho gamo beforo tho llrooklyn series nnS T.i"
Phillies nro successful In gettine 71th
man, Manager Moran says that 1? m -find
n nlncn for Mm ni, ,. u1?.1.. "0 Will
will bo In rlRht field or on third base xrll' ' 1
refuses to state, but It nrobablv .tSri' J
nt thlid ns Cravnth has nt last struck : m!
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burgh, but that was because tho outfltM,t
wero playing over In tho next county .W."
tlmo ho stepped to tho plate. As wa, ,Jf
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burgh hnd been played In tho Phllly r,i
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