Champions and police clash

NYT 18Sept1905

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cl;s;i i;i i;o:3KEii "rcv.ns Throws Bat and Is Re-' Re-' Re-' ' ihbved from Grounds.' CFFERS TO FIGHT- FIGHT- UMPIRE ::tw Yorka Disappoint Big Crowd and Ara Hissed for Their Indlffsr . nt Exhibition. v Tb Nw York National Lru base-- base-- base-- U team, at least some of the mntbm who participated In th game against th ml-profe1onal ml-profe1onal ml-profe1onal Hoboken at th St (Jorw'a .Crtekat Club Grounds, Hoboken. yesteroay. caused auch a disturbance aa never ttit seen on the historic athletic field before. A decision of Umpire Mer-ritjr. Mer-ritjr. Mer-ritjr. the Hoboken Club" a retular official. In the first Inning- Inning- put the champion into auch an ngly mood that only (or the appearance of Police Captain fanning and aeveral of hts officer the game would undoubtedly have been turned Into a go-as-you-please go-as-you-please go-as-you-please go-as-you-please go-as-you-please go-as-you-please go-as-you-please fight between the opposing players and th umpire. , . . The first trouble arose when" Crosby was on third. base and Dalton at tint, with one man out, Dalton mad an effort effort to steal second, but Crosby, to the surprise of the rooters." made no effort to reach home. - Dalton kept the ball passing to and fro for some Urn, when Crosby awoke and made a dash for the plate, Btrang had the ball at that moment, moment, and made a food throw to Clarke, and by a narrow margin Crosby was declared declared safe. This brought McOann from the bench, Bowermaa ran la from second and one or two other New Torkers surrounded surrounded the umpire.' Bowerman was the, chief spokesman, and a fight between that 1 player and the umpire appeared Imminent. Imminent. Play was finally resumed, but when Bresnahan came la from the field at the close of the inning he and the urn-Irs urn-Irs urn-Irs had a sharp Interchange -of -of words, which wound up ' by Bresnahan being pushed away by some of bis associates. " Merrity Is a bad man In a fight," said Sn W Hoboken " rooter," " andltls Just as well that neither Bresnahan nor Bow-erwaa Bow-erwaa Bow-erwaa attacked him." The greatest disorder, however, occurred occurred in the fourth Inning, which was instigated by Browne. In an attempt to Mt the ball the bat slipped from his hands and rolled close to Pitcher Dee-r&n. Dee-r&n. Dee-r&n. Browne refused to recover It. and tfte spectators became - wildly excited. Amid loud hissing and cries from all over the field. "Throw It away. Deegen." the pitcher sent It flying to the outfield. Another Another bat wss handed to Browne, and the next ball pitched hit him slightly. He then deliberately threw the bat at Dee- Dee- f n. which angered the crowd still more, apt. Drlscoll ran at Browne from first base and tne pair struck a threatening attitude. The wrath of the spectators was fully aroused, and they shouted to put Drowne off the field. Capt. Fannin ordered ordered his removal, and the champions act--! act--! act--! act--! as If they declined to continue play. Finally Manager Daab of the Hobokens Induced Capt. McOann to go on with the rune, Wilts goine- goine- to right field and Ho-(nn Ho-(nn Ho-(nn occupying first. little Interest was taken In the game afterward, for the New Yorka at tiroes simply Jogged after hit balls and declined to run the bases. In one instsnce Bresnahan Bresnahan hit the ball to the infield and then ran across the diamond to his position at left. Manager Daab said after the game that the conduct of the New Torks was a surprise surprise to him, and he certainly would not k them to play with his team again. 2ie thought Umpire Merrity was right In Ms decision In the first Inning, but even If he was not Manager Daab could not understand why a wrong decision, which occurs daily on major league and other diamonds, should place the champions In a fish ting frame of mind. Merrity. said Ifanager raab, has been officiating at ioboken all season, and If the New York ad ny""ob)ectlin to him they should ave brought their owl umpire, as they i4 that privilege. The Hobokens won by the score of T to i,

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  1. The New York Times,
  2. 18 Sep 1905, Mon,
  3. Page 5

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