John L umpires ball game 16Jun1905
VICTORIA FAIRLY , WEPT FOR JOY Capital Baseball Nine Surprised Itself by Winning a Game - Hutch Grinned Till His Teeth Got Sun Burned. i On the understanding tlint it is not Ithe long fall but the sudden stop that 'hurts, .Manager Ilowlett took a horrible horrible chuuee yesterday, lie won n fame. The descent of the Victoria team Has been so long and s. continuous and the velocity increasing so rapidly that it is a wonder the stop diu not surprise the lobbyists out of their trance and start tome o them moving auieiuluaiils to the laws of gravity. The idea of winning a game was also no new to the Victorians that they did liot know just how to take it. W'heu tin: drama advanced toward the finale and hey felt safe to quit winner, the coma began to drop from them like the blnn - - ket from a klootch in spring time and three or four members of the team Were Been pinching themselves to see if it was really - on the square. It was a touching BCeu at the close, of the gamp, llowlctl and Irby were weeping on each .other's necks over by the corner of the grand . stand and pour old Green, who once ' played with a winning team down in Iowa .before the war, was sitting on the bench with hi head in his hauds and yammering incoherent eestaeir - s about a return of the yiorious days of, ' - 111. " Then there was Hutch! poor old Hutch! It certainly would make flic heart bent youirg to sec the kittenish glee of the old campa inner as he whispered whispered soft bibilant nothings into John 1a Sullivan's ear and cavorted about the rotunda of the greatest old has - been that has been - Hatch certainly has a win - nitig smile but if he always smiles that way when he wins he had better not talk much' or his dentistry will become warped warped through exposure to the sun. For pure presence of mind, however, little Charlie Ford takes the belt, - vs the last fly dropped into long Hudley'x hands, Charlie started on a s rint for the telegraph telegraph office, shedding bin mask, gloves jiud chest protector, as he cleared the high - board fence. It was a wonderful exit, but Charlie bad a sacred duty to jierform. He was going to break the yewa to mother. And on all this glad scene of trinmpli nnd exhiliratiou old John L. looked on with the calm, sweet face of niaturer wisdom. Joliu uever passed up seven - times in succession and even his own meteoric descent after that little Corliett controversy was not so picturesque as Howlett's. but he had 'tasted the bitterness bitterness of defeat nnd had felt the thrill of victory and he looked with tear - dimmed eves on the happy faces of the Kuril children; nnd as the little knot of I byists gathered n round to wring nis : end thank him for presenting then i'li one beautiful little game in the iri'st of all this wilderness of de - wt. he leaned over his aldennanic ex tension and whispered suft and low, "Bless you, my children." Dear old John! He is a good old soul after all, and even though he may have had emphatic ways in his youth and may have kind of forced his point home, so to speak, on Hake Kilrnin and a few of those ambitious youths of long ago, he felt a strong compassion for the buffetted and abused lobbyists and when, in the second innings. Hutchinson niitde a waddley move for first base the px - clianipiou could not restrain himself from crying out "Safe." Hutch wanted to kiss Liin. but .lohn restrained himself. himself. Then little Johnnie McCloskey advanced advanced and said. "Please. Mr. Sullivan, I think that man was out." Hut J. Lawrence gazed on the boy and honest John sat down. There was nothing else to do. Later in the game a man with a German accent up in the grand stand whispered something about a decision that ended up with "the big slob," or at least it sounded that way. But there was a wire screen between him and the umpire. With great presence of mind, the score keepers clung to their posts, and although the bleachers were awd into silence by the presence of his pugilistic majesty of the diamond belt, the scorers scorers bore themselves in silence and put down every item as it was interpreted to them by waves of (hp hand from the great nnd only John L. Sullivan, of Boston, Mnss. These are the results which the scorers scorers said they were forced to place on record: Vancouver An. It. BIT. PO. A. F Jl "Her. If 4 o j (i o ri Weaver, cf 4 o o ;( o o Marshall, if. ..4 0 0 0 200 O'l'onnell. lb .. ..4 0 0 !l i o lieluins, 'lit :t 0 1 2 2 0 Klopf, .",1 4 o 0 2 4 0 s 1 1 1 i ( ii . c i i 2 r .i i p.ai.iiitt, ss :; o o a o O'lirien, p 0 o 0 O o o Thomas, p 2 0 0 1 .' 0 Totals .. .. V!, - 1,,1 - ia ItIiv. rf , K. Kurd. 2b .. . Tones, ss Jones. 6?; ri'Iillnv, f HutclnnsoD, lb M. - M - iniis, rf .. (irecn, :ib .. .. ('. Kuril, c ., ., Ilowlett, p .. . . 32 All. . 5 , 4 . 4 . 4 . rt :t 3 , 4 . 3 1 5 27 15 H. HI i . I'd. A. Totals 31 S 8 27 14 0 Seoie liy Innings Vancouver O00OO0O1 O 1 Victoria o 3 1 0 o 1 O 0 0 - 0 Summary Kunied runs. Vancouver I. Victoria. 4; three base hit. Green; struck out. hv OTSrien I, hv Thomas 2. hv How - hit, it: bases on halls, off O'Hririi o. off Thomas a. off Ilowlett 1. hit. off O'Krlcn 4. off Thomas 4: stolen bases. Jones, Green. 1 utehinsoir : hit by pitcher. liel - Hias. iMelley. McManus. Time of anie, 1 lir. 35 nun. empires, lx - rrlek and Sullivan.