Brownsville Daily Herald (Brownsville, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 284, Ed. 1, Saturday, May 29, 1909 Page: 3 of 6
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StatHub second baseman.
Johnny Evcrs who has reported to
Manager Chance of the Vorld'a
Champion Cubs and Is again cover-
ing the second bag In his usual bril-
T HEAVY HITTERS WIN GAMES.
That Good Batters Boost Weak Bass-
Running Ball Teams Demon-
strated by Detroits.
The -worth ol sluggers was never
. more clearly demonstrated than In the
past two seasons when the Detroit
Tigers won two pennants on their hit-
ting ability. With only one dependa-
ble pitcher Donovan an Inferior
catching staff and an infield that was
not nearly so fast as others in tho
American league this team -simply
slugged its way to two worm s series.
Jfctslde of Mclntyre and Cobb the
team had no fast base runners so in
order that runs might be made It be-
came absolutely necessary that tho
boys with the bats get busy. How well
Cobb Crawford Rossman Mclntyre
Schaefter and the rest of them ac-
complished their duty in that respect
is history. Many baseball sharps dis-
count hitting ability and point to the
Chicago White Sox as examples.
"There" they say "is a team that does
not need hitters. They win anyway."
v True but and there is the rub
they are unable more times than not
to "go -he route." This proposition of
fcnvtntr a lot of dantrerous hitters
works three ways. In the first place
it Inspires confidence Lt the team it-
(sell Secondly lt keeps a pitcher on
the anxious scat all the time when he
Is confronted by a row of sluggers
any one of whom is liat'p to break up
A the meeting at any point of the gams.
Likewise the fielders are on edge all
They knjw the ball is going to be
hit hard nine times out oi ten. If the
team comprises a lot of free hitters
each as are on the Ietrolt staff the
fielders cannot "lay fo the batter."
There Is nothing to do but wait until
U.c b-Jl Is hit. Thus U . slugger has
hie nsrits all evidence to. the contrary
notwithstanding. Of course there are
sluggers and sluggers. Lots of slug-
ging teams never cut much ice but it
is more often tie -everse--tiat Is
' Lundgren Goes to Minors.
Carl Lundgren no longer is a mem-
ber of the world's champion Cubs.
President Murphy haa released the
cold-weather pitcher to the Brooklyn
club and the Dodgers Immediately
asked for waivers on "Lundy" to push
through a deal with the Toronto East-
em league club for the the service of
a young flinger. tundgren for sir sea-
sons was one of the mainstays of the
Cub pitching staff but his arm has
gradually slowed up .n the last two
INVENTS CATCHER'S MASK
Clarence Owens the American
lergue umpire does not intend to stop
dbther foul Up with his Adam's ap.
pie. -line was uuareu u .au-
nearly put him out of tie breathing
business. .Now Owens wjtb hh nm-
. piring partner. Bckman has invented
an addition to the catchers mask and
tie improvemenl as shown In the
raiove picture is a good one - Tie too
officials rerked tat the idea.
HELP WIN (MIES
MANAGERS AND CAPTAINS BY NO
MEANS MONOPOLIZE TACTI-
CAL SIDE OF BASEBA.LL.
RENNANT TURNED BY EVERS
Quick Thinking of World's (-nam-
plon. Second Baseman Won Gamo
Once Lost Dooln of Philadelphia
a Prominent Factor In Games Won
by Covaleskie from New "York.
A competent' lieutenant often con-
tributes as much to the success of a
baseball team as tie manager or cap-
tain particularly if the former also
acts In the capacity of field leader.
This relates not to mere playing abil-
ity but the tactical side of tho game
tie little opportunities that come up
at a minute's notice and are over-
looked by the average player but
taken full advantage of by the brainy
type of man.
Johnny Evers Is something more
than the second baseman of the
Knrlfl'a chamnion Chicago Nationals.
He Is a great help to Managen Chance
because he needs little or no advice
from his superior In a game and is
constantly taking tie initiative and
accomplishing things tiat no manager
would have tie time or opportunity
Tho iUffprfincG between Evers and
tie class of players who wont try
anything except when ordered by the
manager' is tiat the Cub Infielder has
It was Evers who discovered Fred
Merkle's fatal solecism In tie cele-'
brated game in New York last fall.
In a game tiat looked Irretrievably
lost Evers with hair-trigger thinking
noticed that Merkle who should have
run to second base turned aside and
bolted for the clubhouse because a
man on third had crossed the plate.
tviq ci mo thimr la done freauently.
but Evers knew that it transgressed j
lie rules and appealed to tie umpires.
who saw tie justice of his claim. une
National league directors at a special
meeting supported this contention
with the result that the game was
thrown out of the records and ordered
replayed. In the extra game the Cubs
took the opportunity of winning a
pennant tiat was seemingly gone.
It gives one instance where a qulck-
wltted man won a pennant for his
team simply because he was a well-
grounded baseball student
Much of Billy Sullivan's light was
hidden under Fielder Jones' bushel.
The great catcher of tie White Sox
ias a profound knowledge of tie
game and tils has helped his team in
many games altiough in some quar-
ters Sullivan Is regarded only as a
good mechanical catcher while tie
tactical side of his ability Is over-
looked. Charles-Dooln the Phillies' great
backstop who like Billy Sullivan is
sometiing mere than a Hrst-ciass
catcher is ni the manager or tie
captain of tie Pilllles but neverthe-
less Is in tie lilck of every fight with
his advice and suggestions.
Undoubtedly Left-hander Covales-
kle's wonderful feat' in defeating New
York three games In five days last
fall was due to tho brainy coaching of
Dooln who knew tie weaknesses of
tie Giant batsmen.
On tie second day of this torrid
series at the Polo grounds a double-
header had been scheduled. In the
middle of tho first game Dooln was
spiked and limped off the field. When
he reached the clubhouse he found tie
Giants' physician on tie Job full of
"Let me look you over." said the
Good Samaritan. . Dooln's stocking
was peeled off and the Polo grounds
physician uttered an exclamation:
"Sonny you'll not use tiat leg any
more this season."
Then he took out a long roll of cot-
ton and tightly bandaged Dooln's leg.
Tn fact it was bound so tiKhtly that
Dooln could scarcely walk. The catch
er saw through this artifice and when
thn nhvsiclan left the clubhouse he
quickly unwound the stuff and cast it
okMa Then he used a few ball Dlay-
er's remedies and soon the leg was all
When It was time for the second
game to start the club physician was
surprised to see Doom walk on the
field with his mask in hand. And he
didn't limp eitier. In tils game
Covaleskie beat the Giants due to
Dooln's- quick-wlttedness in thwarting
tie scheme of the Hants' physician.
Persons who have been stirred by
Dan Murphy's lightning fielding or ap-
plauded one of his long hits do not
know tiat tie Atiletics' veteran star
Is a constant whlpper-up on the In-
field Murphy works .ike a machine with
tie catcher and shortstop and many
an opponent's batting rally Is smeared
up by his .quickness of intellect in be-
fuddling base runners.-
Anotier live wire Is Germany
Schaefer of the champion Detroits.
' Many persons who ave been enter-
i tninoa hv the antics of this baseball
clown do not realize that he Is the
master of baseball that he is. Schae-
fer is funny but never to the point of
Impairing the success of the team.
In fact Schaefer's capers have oft-
OPp0s5ng players off their
jP0JthebI eague captain3 are not
ntioEed fcb t is obvous
j shom fae
; reJate3 on
The three players shown above played an important part in winning
the American league flag for their team last season. Reading from left to
right they are as follows: Davy Jones Ty Cobb and Capt. Herman
SEVERAL DETROIT STARS
HAVE BROTHERS IN GAME
Younger Members of Families Striv
ing to Win Fame and Money
on the Ball Field.
It is a singular fact that nearly halt
nf the members of the Detroit Dan
club have brothers who are striving
with great ambition to win a place
in the big leagues. Up
10 aaie UUl
one has attracted big-league attention.
He is Paul Cobb brother of iyrus.
SL Louis Americans drafted him at
the close of the 190S season He was
not even tried ou. this spring with the
majors and Manager Jimmy McAleer
Is now trying to sell him to a minor
league club. Charley Schmidt has a
brotier a catcher also witn tne
Memphis club and. from all accounts
he promises to develop into a gooa
ball player. In fact Memphis has
turned him over to a Carolina Assocl-
ation club for development
Davy Jones has a brother who as -
nlroQ tn fnllnw in the footsteps of his
- - - - .
lauiuua uiumw. "
Drotner. a tan rangy uu u
iiKe to oKcomo w iTb.
nett or a Johnny Kling He looks
nrnmislne. also. Charley OLearrs'
' : . ' . Kt
brother is an infielder of class but a
weak hitter. He was with Uockrord
to the Three.IL league unUl recently
when he was sold to tie Oshkosh
(Wis.) club. "
George Moriarity-fr brother Is trying
fOT aK.5er?.n tbe WlsCf0nH S
and bids fair to win out He wrote
his brot he the o he r and
marked: "There Is another (e low
trying for the same Job that I m after.
rye learned one thing while sitting .on
the bench and tha t is to run 1 hasee.
It is a remarkable fact that In base-
ball tne name of Jennings only bar-
monlzes when Hughey prefaces lt. in
the big Jennings family only two
played ball one with great distinction
and remarkable success. The otber
nnlv nlaved for the Dastlme It af
forded him. Yet six other husky Jen-
nings boys are In various other pro-
fessions with no baseball Inclinations.
KNOWS HOW TO HIT.
Sherwood Magecj-left fielder for the
Philadelphia National leaguers has
been for several years one of the star
sluggers of the big leagues. He bids
fair to equal his ' past performances
- . . .
OF DETROIT STARS. . -ifJ I1
BIG LEAGUE SCOUTS WATCH
WINNING TEAMS OF MINORS
Most Desirable Men Are Those Who
Have Played on Flag Win-
It's great to be a member of a pea-
sant winning club In the minor
leagues for it is the winning teams
Itin V. KI t i .1
mm iuo ui& league svuuis yay iub
. mctat nttpntinn tn it)J no n rr.-H-
lt l3 lne members of championship
cubs that secure ODDOrtunity
t0 get a with Wg
lf championsDip club3 that seCure'the
DDOrtunItv t0 et - trIa with tho hisr
teaguera u may be that the recriilts
i . k . . neverfhesg
h . . . . . whon
irafted or bought by the big leaguers
. h f . .- ceneranv tendered
a contract ln exces3 of what they re
celved n tne minor eagues Tn n
. .. . .
bushes the club acnulrlne them hns
.to asmme contract
im iuiii jear ai auy rate.
. The ernn of minor lpnmio nonnant.
i xne crop oi minor
wmning player3 that was bought and
Rafted by tie big leaguers last year
wag a numbering about fifty
Ji BIA.I.J uicu. ui ima uumuer over
rogters ceveand h h;
g wnQ waa
. . vmm.-
'clubs of the South Atlantic and South
helPed Los s to the bunting ln
whose batting and base-running aided
Aknm teke dQw
wnQ were league ch"m-
Z Zt2 J nix I1amport;
Knight Smldt of la"lr?- and
. . . xu u-
endorf of Scranton. Connie Mack has
only one Paddy Livingston of In-
dianapolis. French of the Evansvllle
club Is Boston's pennant-winner while
SL Louis ias two In Griggs of San An-
lonio and Justus of Lancaster.
Neltier is a regular. Gray of the
Washington club Is from the Los An-
The national league champion re-
crults are as follows: New York
Marquard and Durham of Indianapo-
lis; Pittsburg Miller of Wausau; Cin-
cinnati Wacker of Evansvllle and
Oakes of Los Angeles; SL Louis.
Catcher Ludwlg of Springfield. DL;
and Outfielder Ellis of Los Angeles;
Boston Pitcher White of Lancaster
0.; Chicago Pitcher Hagerman of To-
peka; Philadelphia. Infielder Shean of
Wllliamsport; Brooklyn Outfielder
Kustus of Evansvllle. and Third Base-
man Mcllveen of Nashville.
Passing of Jack Taylor.
The -release of Pitcher Jack Taylor
who helped to keep the Columbus club
up In the race In the American associa-
tion last year means the passing of
Jack Taylor from the big leagues for
I it is not HKeiy mat any other club In
the association will take a chance on
J him now that Columbus has passed
j him up. Taylor has been a notable
. nitcher for the Dast 12 vears nni ha
was considered one of the mainstays
in tie Chicago club for quite a while.
Taylor started out as a big minor
league pitcher with the Milwaukee
club about 1895 when Connie Mack se-
cured him from down in Ohio.
Athens Games Next Year.
The efforts of the Athens Olympic
games committee will assure contests
ln tie Stadium nest year. The Greek
government will bring In a bill author-
izing the Issue of commemorative post-
age stamps and out of tie sales the
sum ol $30000 will be set aside toward
tlu cost of the games.
LONG RIDES BETWEEN CITIES
CAUSE .FATIGUE AND. OFTEN
RESULT. IN DEFEAT.
FORM REVERSAL EXPLAINED
Men Unable to Perform Their Best
After Weary Journeys over Hun-
dreds of Miles In Warm Weather-
Some People Believe Players Lucky
and Like to Travel on Same Trains.
tn pnr.neetion with tie splendidly or
ganized system of professional base-
ball there Is one feature to which tie
public seldom gives a tiought and
yet lt Is one of the most important
matters tiat has to do witn tne pas-
time. it the travel. Offhand one seldom
tilnks of tie long journeys wilci tie
teams of tie country are compelled to
make to fill their schedule engage
ments. The extension ot territory
has been going on for so long and
tie fact tiat a team may play in new
York one day and in Cleveland or
Pittsburg tho next has come to ba
so much a matter of common knowl-
edge that it attracts no attention.
Yet lt should. In spite of the com-f
fort with which the Americans travel
and the great distances wilci tiey an-
nihilate in a night tiere is a certain
amount of hard work ln connection
with railroad life which does wear on
the players. Wltiout the facilities
which are at our command to go irom
one section of tie country to anotier
tie baseball circuits would be much
moro circumscribed than they are
now. Jumps to SL Louis from Boston
the longest route that Is traversed.
would be out of the question ine
great intersectional leagues would ie
As it Is players when making the
long journeys are less likely to do
themselves iustlce tian wnen tney
have shorter rides to fill their engage
The best-trained athlete and tie one
who observes most carefully the re
quirements of perfect health hardly
feels at his best when he arrives in
SL Louis after a long night ride over
the fiat bottom lands'of southern In-
diana and southern Illinois In mid-
summer. uccasionany mure j a revciau
. j. . t
Occasionally there Is a reversal of
lorm on uie pari oi icamo uum m
wht.T ninv t SL Louis which Is
attributed to tho carelessness ot tie
players but as a matter of fact Is
simply the result of physical wean
ness and nervous worry after a rail- wol-
road ride of hundreds of miles. He nevertheless came back rtw
An instance of travel weariness was
in evidence Ihis spring when the New
York National league club was on its
way home from the Texas tralni.g
quarters. The players had been on tne
road almost every night for a week.
The first time that they enjoyed a
thorough rest was In Kicnmond and
even then they were called at an early
hour In the morning to take the train
for Newport News
Another interesting fact in connec
tion with baseball clubs Is that some
people live who choose to go on a
train on which a ball club Is traveling
In preference to any other because
they believe that the players are
PITCHER ED WALSH.
Walsh has made Mis peace with
President Comiskey and Is again a
regular member of the White Sox
pitching staff. He won he ilrst game
he pitched this season.
High Praise for Stallings.
Clyde Engle. Tom Hughes and Ray
Demmltt who played under the man-
UgClUCUL k liu...ut3. ...... .-v- ... h
last season never stop talking about
their chief when his lame Is brought
... J -. 1 . .... K I . 1.
Up. 1 "Oil I niiuw uuj uciici m m
same to work for than Stallines."
says Clyde Engle. "He is a wonder"
says Demmltt "He Is the most orig-
inal man on the bench and will stick
players through thick aad
. n. n L
thin." says Tom Hughes.
RUBE MARQUARD CLAIMS
PHOTOGRAPHER A HOODOO!
Hfgh-Prlced Giant Pitcher Declare
He Will Never Hzve His Picture
"Rube" Marquard" tie ?ll00a
pitcher is superstitious. He swears
by all tio littlo gods and green flsiea
tiat hell never have his picture taken
again by heck! Marquard iad a.
wonderful record last year at Indian-
apolis. A green 'un right off the sand:
lots of Cleveland O. he stood the bat-
ters of the American association clubs
on their heads for several weeks until:
he became so famous tiat some of th&
western papers tiought they would:
Jake a chance to print ils picture. Not
that Rub was not a good-looking fel-
low but ln the west tiey would not
risk getting his picture In for ie
would not make good.
One morning Eube got up and
bougit a copy of one ot the Indlanapo-
lis papers. He saw a likeness of him-
self in it To a Cleveland lad it la.
fame enough to get so far away from
home as Indianapolis and play ball
without having one's picture in tie pa.-
pers. Rube spent the morning mailing pa
i - t.ij Tho-
ners to his friends in Cleveland. That
i ... . .
'afternoon he went in to pitch and got
his humbs eood and proper. He lost
several games after that and laid
them all to having his pictura
. enougu io u yu J-
Manager McGraw of the Giants
pose for a picture but the lanky
pitcher refused. He would not taKe a.
chance he said because he wanted-
to win the game and nothing like
picture of himself would he let stand!
In the way u .
Buffalo has released Billy Kelster to
Eau Claire of the Wisconsin league-
has a Robert Wallace.
The Detroit club has signed up to
train In San Antonio next spring.
President John I. Taylor or tne aos-
ton Americans is convinced that the-
tlme is not far off when every state in
the union will sanction Sunday base-
ball as tiey are now doing outsider
of New England.
Infielder Pat Purtell or tie wnite-
Snx Is a son of a former well-known
baseball player who resides at Colum
Chris Mahoney the crack Ford
ham pitcher is slated for a berth with?
the New York Highlanders after col-
It cost Frank Farrell $3000 to taifc
the Highlanders through tie sontfc.
Less than $500 came back in gato re-
ceipts. Manager Stallings has announced
that Pitcher Brockett has made good
and that no pitcher in the country-
has a better arm.
Christy Mathewson Is the latest balT
player to get the automobile craze. He
will buy a touring car. Fred Clarke.:
Rnm T.eever. Hans Wagner. Frank:
Chance Jeff Overall and John Ganzel.
are some of the athletes who own and;
Charley Starr the Boston utility-
infielder played Tor Baltimore late In;
the season of 1906 under the name ot
What Is the National league coming;
to? Not a Casey Daly. Kelly or
O'Brien in the present membership
and only a few years ago these hon-
ored families were as numerous as
chickens round a farmyard.
Rain has caused the big league owsm
ers thousands of dollars this year.!
Money lost this way can never be
made up. !
Ancient Fred Tcnney springs around
the first base zone with the elasticity'
IJJt Uiat UtW -vrw " j .
he displayed when he was a Brownj
I . - -1 .Mnn nl
Among Ulc CUllBge oiuio maauijj u
nAMwo v- - j
living in tie big show none is faster;
than Eddie Collins who won his dia-
mond spurs at Columbia. Collins was-
; JJllJtteU J r
'and the youngster is now a poUahed
1 . 1
picked up by wnnie macs m isuty
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