St. Louis Post-Dispatch from St. Louis, Missouri on June 8, 1906 · Page 14
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Friday, June 8, 1906
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3 J4 FRIDAY ST. LOUIS POST-DIS? ATCK 3T7!CE 8, igrjn POST-DISPHTCH Edited by J. B. Sheridan PHGE OF SPORT is ' 1! 14 It 1 JONES, NOT LOST THE It Was the Mistake of the Big First Baseman, Not That of the Little Third Bagman That Gave New York Victory in the Thirteenth Inning. I? it were not for some 40 "ifs", eithe.' New York or St. Louis might have won Thursday's baseball game 4i times over before the Highlanders finally landed, 6-4, In 13 innings. If Tom Jones had not run over and grabbed O'Brien's ball when Conroy hit. with Keeler cn first base in the first inning, and if Hartzell only knew how to play the bagr on a double ftal in tha same inninp. New York wouid not have had two runs' advantage to begin with. If Hemphill had not made two miserable muffs in the tenth inning, St. Louis would have won in that. Had Rickey and Wallace and two or three others be.n able to hit in any of the late innings St. Louis would have won. Had Conroy not made a most marvelous picK-up and throw of Powell's grounder in the ninth. St. Louis had it there again. If Griffith had not been fool enough to send old Jim McGuire home in the second, when he had no chance. New York would have won in even innings. If Conroy had not erred on Jones in the fourth St. Iiuis would not have had a run there. If Jack O'Connor had not been silly enough to blare himself out of the came for three days there is scarce a doubt that St. Louis would have won. So there you are. And if. above all. the kind earth had opened and swallowed Tom Jones in the thlr-tenth. when Hartzell threw to him and he was 20 feet from the bag, and New York scored the final and winning runs, St. Louis would have won in spits of the ifs. A Crazy Game. It was a craiy game. New York began with two runs in the first. Keeler hit safely. Conroy pushed a slow one at O'Brien. Jones, with poor judgment, rushed over, took the bail away from O'Brien and tried for a double. It was a hit-and-run play. Keeler has a long start, is fast, the ball rolls slowly and the man Is safe. As the ball was plain ly O Brien s, and the piay at first, Jones should have remained on the bag. Powell, seeing plainly that It was a second baseman's ball, very naturally did not cover first. Hence, when Jones saw he could not get Keeler, he turned towards his own base and found it vacant. It was a saphead play on Jones' pa rt. Taking advantage of a ticklish situation. Chase bluffs to bunt. Hartzell runs in. Keeler and Conroy steal. Hartzell tries to get back, stops on the inside of the bag. and Keeler slides in behind. Hartzell must make them come in front of him. Get behind the bag if you can. But with Powell weak on bunts, it is a hard spot. Then Chase singled and the two runs came in. New York lost the game in the sec ond inning. McGuire singled. Powell inrew feelers bunt to the pavilion. Griffith sent old Jim in. though Jones had htm froze on the back-up. He was out a mile. In the third Williams luckily caught a high one and hit it over -the right-field fence by a hair. Powell I'nnlttable. I hence to the tenth inning, when Hemphill pulled off two of the most atrocious muff ever made on a ball field, the Highlanders were at Powell's morcy. La Porte, Chase, Conroy and others could not touch him. Keeler alone was able to get hits. Though the morning papers credit New York with nine hits, five would be more correct. Hemphill is not given an error for two beastly blunders, for each of which he should get seven years in Jail. Con-roy's tap goes as a hit. to. This accounts for three of the alleged nine hits made off Powell. Meanwhile the Ravens were doing well and tying it up gradually. Hartzell bunted at a ball, but was hit and Kvans let him have a base. Rickev flew out. but Powell doubled to left. Stone's out scored Hartrell. In the fourth Jones bunted nicely and took second on Ia Porte's bad throw. Conroy's error on Niles' tap scored the first baseman. The Ravens tied it up in the sixth on a single by Hemphill, a sacrifice and a rousing smash by Wallace to center Conroy. the murdering villain, made the play that killed Father McAleer In the ninth Wallace doubled along the left line. Niles put him on third. It seemed that the game was in. But Rickev. a left-hander, was up against a left-hander, and the curves beat him. He struck out. Conroy' Marvelous Play. Then came one of the grandest plays Keep Cool this summer in one of McKnight's stylish, finely made, perfect fitting summer suits. Choice of a j?reat line of BLUE S EilGES, GRAY WORSTEDS And other attractive To Your Order For All McKnight tailoring is done right here on our own premises by our own staff of expert cutters and union tailors, and every suit is guaranteed perfect in fit and finish, or we will not ask you to accept it. Our stock of choice imported fabrics was never so hirpe ani complete as it is this season. A suit from these finer weaves will cost you from $25 to $50 mid at each price we assure you the best tailoring value ever offered in this city. STRICTLY UNION WORKMANSHIP. 206 HARTZEL BALL GAME ever seen on a ball field. Powell tore t wicked grounder to left. Howell shrinked, "1 here it is," and started to go home. Conroy cut across, away out on the grass, grabbed the ugly bounder in his right hand. and. without stopping, looking or recovering or hesitating, heaved it toward first. . Powell, slow of foot, was pounding down. Wallace was over the plate. The throw, elow and wavering, came on bit by bit. inch by inch. On powdered the ponderous Powell. Tink. tink. rink, little by little floated the ball. Whop, whop, clop, clop came big Jack. Chase reached every centimeter of his tether length. stuck out his left hand mitt. "PinK goes the ball. ' Pough" goes Powell's foot on the bag. He is out by a hair. "And even the ranks of Tuscany could scarce forbear to cheer." For such a gallant feat of play they had never seen before. Oh, it was a wonder. The crowd was heart-broken, but game enough to rally and give Conroy and Chase what was coming to them. Three times three. Hemphill Hideous Muffs. In New York's half of the tenth Hahn. -with two and two on him, got a straight ball it should ha.e been a curve. Mr. Powell and hit it to Hemphill. The fielder lobbed along after it, apparently sure of the ball. The wind carried it away and old Hemp dropped it. A lovely two-base hit. of course. Then, to make it strong. Conroy smashed a nice liner right at Hemp, with Hahn on third. It was just a nice throw to the plate. Hemp came in, got tha ball at his knees and dropped it. H:vhn scored. Lovely finger billiards on Hemphill's part, but mighty bum baseball. With Stone and Hemphill down it seemed all over. But not yet. The Irish still remained. Jones singled, and who should come up but 'Pether" better known as O'Brien. This O'Brien is a funny ball player. He never shir.ea or shows. He never makes an error or a dumb play and rarely a star one. But he is there uil the tima. Now Pether never hits when two are out and a hit Is no use. But put a 'uan on third base and send O'Brien tj the bat. and go bet your immortal soul against a 6-cent piece that he sores a run and you will win. O'Urlen to the Rescue. Now Pether bats "kithogue" which is Irish for left-handed, and Hahn pitches "Ilncks." which is Ger man for the same thing, and "lincks' pucners are supposed to have it on "kithogue" batters. But not this time. Two balls and one strike come on Pe ther and "Bow-e-e." Away down in the extreme left corner of the lot was the ball. Jones was run ning home. Young Delehanty was scudding so far out he looked like a boy The stands were tip and yelling, Jack O'Connor and Howell leading the hur rahs. For Pether had tripled and the score was tiea. Rounding second base Pether fell Some said Jimmie Williams tripped him, others that he- fell over the bag. Anyway, Connolly gave him third base, which meant that Williams at least hirll interfered. Some good judges held that O'Brien would have reached the plate had he not fallen. He had a chance, as the throw might not have been good. The O'Brien Family. It was a great drive. The people went wild. Up in the stand back of third base Mrs. O'Brien was nervously clssping her fingers and biting her lips. Young Pether, the very broth of a boy and the image of his daddv. was looking about with great calm eyes and wondering what It all was for was not his papa man enough to do that any day In the week and twice on Sunday If they wanted him? Around the stands the men of Irish blood were taking off their ooats, announcing their nationality and challenging the world to fight them single-handed. And men of other blood were so happy and so glad that they laughed at the Irish and said that it was well done and sure Ireland was a great country and the Irish a great people and that all the O'Briens were kings in Ireland and that everything was all right. So they gradually subsided. Wallace could not win the game this trip and It went along. There was nothing doing in the eleventh and twelfth, but It was broken up good in the thirteenth. And here I want to say that in no wisej 59 and popular fabrics U n TAILORING COMPANY, Between OLIVE AND IUNE.8TS. NORTH SIXTH, CARDINALS DO WELL AGAINST DONOVAN Taylor Keeps the Runs Down and Scanlon Is Not the Usual Puzzle. Special to the Post-Dispatch. NEW YORK. June 8. The Cardinals depart after today's game for Boston, where they will engage the Beaneat-ers in a series of four games, beginning Saturday. Tenney's charges are playing a poor article of ball and Manager McCloskey said this morning that with anv kind of luck he will take three games of the four. Carl Dfuhot will probably twirl Friday's game for the Cardinals and Mclntyre will work for Donovan's Dodgers. - Druhot was scheduled to twirl yesterday, but McCloskey decided to send Taylor in after seeing the latter warm up in the preliminary practice. That his Judgment was excellent was shown by the result, the ex-brakeman sidetracking Brooklyn after the team had won six games straight. St. Louis 7, Brooklj-n 3, was the score, and the wonder of it ail was that ' the Cardinals did not aggregate more runs, the way they hammered Scanlon's curves. But Scanlon was not the only Brooklyn offender, Casey, Jordan and Alperman participating in the riot of errors of omission and commission. Bennett, Smoot and Arndt hit hard and opportunely for St. Louis. In the field, McBride played grandly, but at trie Dat his exhibition was a miserable one. Hoelskoetter, although still strange to right field, continued his good work. He managed to squeeze in his usual hit yesterday, the drive this time being a long triple that sent Arndt over the plate in the second inning. BASEBALL EPITOME. AMERICAN LEAGIE. Thursday's Reaults. New York (j, 8t. Louis 4. Batteries Hahn auU McCiuire; i'owell and KIckev. Cleveland 4. BoKion . Batteries Joss and Clarke-: Harris and Aruibruater. Ietriit 7. WasninRtou 1. Batteries Donahue and Payne: Batten and Kittredge. t-lni-aeo riiilailelpiila game uostponed owing to wet erounds. Club Percentage. Club. AV. L. P.-. club. W. L. New Vork.27 13 .CJS St. Louis.. 24 21 Cleveiaud 23 lj Chicago ..ID 21 Bhila 25 IS .5-S1 AVashton .15 28 Hetr. it ..22 1S .iJ7 Boston ...13 o2 Pet. .5: .47o .34'J .2SJ -Friday's Schedule. Tiilladelphia at .St. Iuis. Washinstou at Cleveland. New York at Chicago. Boston at Detroit. NATIONAL LEAGUE. Thursday's Results. St. Lonis 7. Brooklyn 3. Batteries Taylor ml Grady: Sranlon and Berjjen. Cincinnati 3. l'iiilniMphla 2. Batteries Welmer an1 Schlei: Sparks and Dooin. Chicago lt. New York 0. Batteries Pfeis-ter. Keulhai-h and Morsn: Matbewson, McGiu-nlty. Fenruson and Bowerman. Pittsburg-Boston same postponed owing to wet grounds. Club Percentage. Club. W. I.. Pet. Club. TV. Chicago ..34 lf .-fm St. Louis. 22 Pittsburjr 28 16 .6:16 Brooklyn .19 New York. 2a is .'.17 Cin'ti lit Phila 2S 22 Boston ...12 L. 27 28 31 34 Pet. .44 .404 .3 SO .261 Friday's Schedule. St. Louis at Brooklyn. Chicago at New York. rittRbnnr at Boston. Cincinnati at Philadelphia. Surely it must have been torture for Mr. McGraw to see hisnolle youths so ruthlessly slaughtered by the Packingtown gang, Thursday. The Chicago club hammered Matthewson and AlcOlnnity at will. They pounded both of them out of the box. and rather than drop from exhaustion. Chance's men let up on their successor. Ferguson. The Murphys made 11 runs off Mathewson in the opening Inning, then tortured McGraw some more by driving his good man JIcGin-nity off the rubber. Certain! this is tough on an aggregation that flaunts tne very fact op. their bosom that thev ore world's champions. was Hartzell to blame. The fault was simply and entirely that of Jones and Powell. The Play That Finished It. The pitcher began badly by getting angry at Evans for not calling strikes on Conroy, and gave the' batter a base on balls. Chase made a perfect bunt. Janes came running in, but it went to Hartzell, who got the ball beautifully O'Brien covered first and everything would have been all right had the ground cracked and droDDerl tnn clear through to China or the good " ' mm up in mis two arms and held him there for a while -s soon as Jones saw the ball e-o 'm Hartzell he should have lain rto-r. run off the line of play or gotton back pn his bag. The latter was almost impossible. So it was his nim- o-. lout of the game for a moment and let Hartzell throw to O'Brien t B.ut TZm, did nothing 'of the sort. Instead he hoisted his 2 pounds up between Hajrtzell and O'Brien. The third baseman came up with the ball and seeing the tall familiar form of the first baseman, let it go. It was well within Jones reach, but he let tt go, !t w n lts wav to O'Brien. It was 20 feet east of Pether. It rolled on and on and two runs came in No one can blame Hartzen. He had -not time to think or to see where Jones Dianuiiis. ie came up. took a ing at him and let it go It was a l?mt,thT ,V Jones' t8whom S". aimed. Further Jones shut ofT Har- If.ti ZieZ ?! 'Brien. Roy could not even see Pether. The morning papers say Hartzell lost the came fn-k. 1. , I t - on not on this play. Jones. Tom Jones, first iaKLn i .L':stdale- Pa- ,ost th,s same of ball in this plav ,.N.flPv Hartzpll and Rickev laid down HLi 3 f ,n fllf,s in ,he ninth, and a terrible strain was over. Dr. Hulbert S. Smith, dentist, specialist in crown and bridge work, 405 Mer-mod & Jaccard Blag. Tel. Main . Scores of Quoit Club. ..Thf. Zanders are leading the teams of the isational Quoit Club at the close of the first week's playing. Interest in quoits has grown much in popular fa-VPT during the past vear and considerable interest Is being taken in the games now being played bv the members of the club. The standing of the clubs is as follows: Flared. XTnn. It. P-t. 4( 2 12 .70- 45 2 lrt .! 40 2 in .mis 11 40 21 I" .B22 40 17 2.1 .420 4 l 27 .400 So 5 30 .142 Mariners Mowers Pennsylvania, seif-sharpening 12-inch. $1.00; 14-inch, $4.50; 15-inch, $5.00. Wm. H. Harm's. 1530 Olive street. "The Peters Cenrmta. pUt-Inf t Mantles Prtt. lwy Station. ltelleille. deslra games "Ji'h 'l fliKt-rlasn teams pharlra- out ef tnwn. They would like to hear from the Billy Lees. Arcades. tt. Louis Browns and rthin Mots. Address Martin Lynch. 107 South Mill street. BelleTllle. 111. Ttie American Shunters defeated the Hilt Juniors in s Klmrainc matrh rX tb soar i IT to 10. For names with His winners. wtM pl. In the 10-yer-otd clM", address Oscar utssmer. iao Frank Ua arena Nor dykes .Specialty, Taking High Throws ' ' ' ' LOUIS N0RDYKE, Substitute First Baseman St. Louis American League Club. BASER ALL BABBLE They call the Cincinnatis the Reds. They must be color blind across the Rhine. They look yellow to most of the baseball fans in the circuit. The outfielders of the Chicago National league team gave to the world an exhibition of nice hitting in their game against New York Wednesday. Slagle, Sheckard and Schulte, composing the Murphy outfield, rapped out 10 hits between them. Slagle got on?, Sheckard three and Schulte topped the list bv slamming out five safe raps. That's the kind o? an outfield to have. Lads who can pelt the leather are the ones that should be secured for outfielders. Orvie Overall made his debut in a Chicago uniform Wednesday. He beat New York. The only consol'ng feature of: Boston's defeat at Cleveland Wednesday was the fact that Freeman rapped out three hits. The Athletics dropped their third consecutive game to Chicago yesterday. Mack's team is going the wrong way to win the American League pennant. , , - r . . j . I Spencer displayed bad Judgment on the coaching lines ednesday He had , no license to sena rioweu iiome on Stone's single in the eighth inning. True Delehanty fumbled, but the scoring of a run at this particular time was not a matter of life or death to the Ravens. They had the whip hand. At so late a period in the game and' with the game In Pt. Ixniis' favor the object was to save Howell. Harry always carries a mouthful of slippery elm and may swailow it if he runs. McAleer should drill into the heads of his young men the advantnge of running out every play until It Is completed". On Tuesday Stone sent what looked to be an easy fly to Delehanty and loafed to first. Delehanty dropped the bl. Then Stone made a dash for second. It was by the rarest good fortune that he was not thrown out. Had Stone played the game properly he would not have hnd so narrow an escape. It all counts. Run 'em out. They miss 'em once a year. Certainly for a man of Niles' neatness of foot, he plays rar and away too deep. There is very little opportunity for driving one over his head. It Is a short right field at Sportsman's Park. A man of Niles' fleetness and ability .should be up pretty close to the infield. In this way he could cut off many of the raps that fall safe. Had Niles been slaving in closer eanesaay mere would have been no chance for Williams' accidental double. , No matter how promising the raw material. It requires considerable time and a world of patience to develop even the most precocious young ballplayer. Rlckey'a failure to stop the Highlanders from running bases at will Thursday is a case in point. Now. this excellent young catcher has an arm of steel and shoots the ball et the mark with accuracy and speed, but he ha the fault of most young catchers. He does not get the ball away from htrrj quickly. Were the O'Connor acd, 1 Guires of the game as slow getting tha ball away from them as is young xiicK- ey, they would not catch one runner a month. Rickey, when tie poises for a throw, 'is very picturesque, almost a model. Ho draws his arm very far back, throws out his chest, puts his left foot in proper position and then lets go at the mark. When Rickey completes these preliminary passes the runner generally has a start which is an advantage. If Rickey was possessed of a snappy throw to the bases the fleetest men in the game would not be able to steal a base very often on him. Conroy deserves a niche In the same baseball Pantheon for his wonderful stop of Powell's grounder in the ninth inning. With the score tied 3 up in the ninth inning and Wallace on third, Powell ripped a hot one between short and third. Conroy started with the t.firpck of the bat, stuck out his right nana in tne direction the ball was traveling, caught it and quick as a flash tossed it to Chase. Hal stretched the full length of his six feet, caught the throw on his finger tips, retiring Powell and saving the game for New York. That wallop of Wiliams in the third Inning of Thursday's game was a clout of proportions fair 10 behold. 1 he horfelljde cleared the rlht-ffld fence hy inohPS and aii(.v..pd W illiams an un- clout of proportions fair 10 behold. The hindered procession of the bases. For tunately for St. Louis there was no one on the bases when Williams touched off his elnnt f-r:-)rkfr. The fact that S. S. S. is a purely vegetable preparation, containing not the slightest trace of mineral in any form, has been one of the strongest points in its favor during its forty years of existence. It is recognized everywhere not only as the best of all blood purifiers, but the one medicine that can be taken with absolute safety by the j-oungest child or the oldest member of the family. Next in importance to removing the cause of any disease is the condition in which the syrtem is left after a course of medical treatment. Medicines containing mercury, potash or other strong mineral ingredients often do permanent injury by eating out the delicate lining and tissues of the stomach, producing chronic dyspepsia, unfavorably affecting the bowels and so damaging the system that even if the original cause of the disease has been removed, it is lef in such a deranged and $f.OOO DPWADM weakened condition that the health is perma- ' ww risf nently impaired. S. S. S. enjoys the p HOT PURELY distinction of being the only blood medicine w on the market that does not contain & xaia- VECETAD L E eral property in some form. Being made entirely of roots, herbs and barks it IS absolutely harmless to any part of the S3'stera, and while curing disease adds strength and health to every part of the body. S. S. S. removes all poisons, freshens and purifies the blood and gives better and more lasting results thaa any other blood medicine. S. S. S. is the very best treatment for Rheumatism Catarrh Scrofula, Sores and Ulcers, Skin Diseases, Contagious Blood Poison and all troubles due to an impure or poisoned blood supply. Besides being the King oi blood purifiers S. S. S. is the best and most inviiroratinir ol C. B. C. SUBSTITUTES VS. COUNTRY CLUB All the Crack Players of the College Team Go Into t Track Games. Shortstop Ratican. Right Fielder Charlie January, Catcher Mike McMa-hon. Center Fielder Gleese and Catcher Coad, all regular members of the Christian Brothers' nine, will not be in the line-up of the college team when the Purple and Gold boys oppose the Country Club baseball nine Saturday afternoon at the clubmen's grounds in St. Louis County. Ratican. January and Gleese are to enter the Playgrounds track and field meet at the Triple A grounds; McMahon is ill at his home and Coad will not be allowed to participate in the contest on account of conditions in his studies. Third Baseman Longenotti, First Baseman Trice. Left Fielder Tom January and Pitcher Ned Smith will be the only regulars in the line-up of the team. The vacancy that will be most difficult to fili Is that of catcher, there not being an available man at the college outside of Coad and McMahon capable of doing backstop duty. As the Country Club will present her strongest line-up sure defeat Is staring the Brothers' boys in the face. Paul McSwcenev has been engaged to umpire the game, which will be called at 3 i. m. Hoffman showed himself to be a rare good fielder when he held Wallace to a single on the latter's hard drive to left center. A less skillful fielder than Hoffman rwould not have been able to hold the canny Scot on first base on such a vicious larrup. Wallace batted in rare. form Thursday. His larrup down the right field line for two bases in the ninth inning was a vicious drive. It burned the grass on its Journey 'fencewards. Wallace's single in the sixth inning was also a hard and becoming wallop. President Ban B. Johnson of the American League was a visitor Thursday. Ban B. is planning a little fishing trip with his friend. Charley Spink of the Sporting News. The pair will spend a week in piscatorial pursuits, after which Ban B. will return to the active duties of conducting a baseball league from the Fisher Building in Chicago, Certainlv Hahn still deserves the title of "Noodles." The Teuton shewed Thursday that his gray matter has not become sanded with age. After O'Brien had touched him for a triple in the tenth innine. scoring Hemphill, Wallace sauntered leisurely to the plate. Wallace had been murdering Hahn's delivery. Niles, who follows Wallace. had done nothing starting to Hahn. The horse doctor simply breezed four wide ones to Wallace. Then Niles, who was on Hahn's staff, sent out an easy chance to Keeler. La Porte sustained the contention of the Post-Dispatch that he "is a remarkably easy man for a pitcher with a good sTow ball. He was at the mercy of Powell throughout Thursday's game. He fanned three of his six times at bat. and failed to get a hit the entire game. Wallace certainly played very artistic baseball in the eighth inning of Thursday's game. His stop of La Porte's hard grounder was a very pretty piece of work. Bobby retired the side this inning Chase was treated to a dose of his own medicine Thursday. During the entire series here Chase has been rjnbit-ji St. Louis players of what looked like legitimate hits. Yesterday George Stone went to the fence after Chase's hard rap in the tenth inning and speared it with his gloved hand. It was a beauty piece. Jack Powell pulled off a very pretty fielding play in the sixth inning, when he eathered in Delehantv's bunt and threw him out at first base, i , Cobb, the young man who Is playing center for Detroit, appears to be a hit ter of more than Dassing merit. In Thursday's game against Washington Cobb laced the leather for a double, a triple and two singles out of four times at bat. That s hitting some. The spectators at Cleveland certainly worshiped Joss Thursday. 1 ney gave due adulation to Pitcher Joss when he allowed Boston only three hits in nine innings. A morning daily made the discovery last Wednesday that Hal Chase can see out of only one eye. If Chase has only the use of one eye. he must have six legs, can play a piano with his ear, and knows where a one-legged man Is a pro ficient roner skater. Tom Doran, the Detroit catcher, was sold to Toronto of th Eastern League Wednesday. The Cubs gathered 22 hits off New York s pitchers In little old New York Thursday. Kid Gleason rapped out two hits out of five times up at Philadelphia Thursday. Jack O'Connor's three davs of suspension have elapsed. He Is again back jn good standing. Please stay t here. HOT Bingles From the Bat PUREIYYEGETME NUCKENFUSS PRAISES IRISH BALLPLAYERS B. S. Muckenfuss, formerly secretary of the St. Louis National League baseball club, paya the following compliment, which. comi.-. from a German, will doubtless be much appreciated and do much t e ment the amity which has existed between the races since an Italian covered a home for both. Writing to tho Sportsman, he av: "It takes the Irish to excel in sport, and while the two 'era k-.-jacks' of the game of baseball are not Irish, the mighty Lajole l'.ns French and Honus Wagner as Dutch aa sauer kraut, yet the bulk of the players are Irish, and the mighty ones of the past have been for the most part from Emerald Isle stock. I admire the Irishman for hla aggressiveness and for his never-say-die spirit, and when you recall tha names of 'Mugsy' McGraw, Cornelius McGillicuddy (Connie Mack). Fred Clarke, Jimmie Collins and a few more of the present baseball celebrities It will be quite plain that the land of Robert Emmett Is well represented In the national game. The Irishman is a natural athlete and excel In all departments of manly sport. In pugilism they have won SO per cent of the honors, and in Greece last week Martin J. Sheridan astonished the natives by his prowess. "But this letter is getting 'too much Irish and not enough baseball, some may say, yet one begins where the other leaves off. Take the Irish from our national pastime of baseball and It would cease to be tha fascinating and brilliant game that It is today. I could form a couple of teams that would be purely German, and would be 'corkera' all rlglit, or so more, but I do not thing that more than three pure German with such giants on it as Peitz, Wagner, Welmer, Beckley and a dozen teams could be formed. There is oniy one Italian in the Major League or rather on a Major League club reserve nst, and he la Abbatlcchio. There are two or three Swedes in Major League company, and probably enough Frenchmen to form one teamt but, as can be plainly aeen, the Irish predominate and will continue to d0 o. It is a good thing thaf it ia so, for that race is adept in physical supremacy and have proved their worth all around. Amateur The Ilenne Bnols defeated tha Broderirk & liascoma In a oue-slded canw by the score of lti to 1. The feature of the game was the pitching of Weies for the winners, who let hla opponents down with one hit. For eames with tne winuers address YV. J. O Wouneil. So2U Miami street. The MIsslnr Links detested the F. Gac Jrs. in a one-sided came by the score of 10 to 2. For Karnes with the winners address L. Morlarty. tVJsi LexiiiKton arenue. The Superiors wonld like to arrange games with all teams plnvlnK In the 14 anj 1-V .Tear-old class. Address Ilarry Huelsman. 32oi eOhio avenue. The Rawlins will cross bats with Brttfon's World's Fair tenm Sunday at McTamie's picnic at Bast Rt. Louis. June 10. For games with the Kawllnzs address J. liuserty. t20 Locust street. The Cherry Hills will meet the Beavers Sunday. June 10. at Sarah and Clayton avenues. A sod pitcher would like to Join a strona team nlayine In the 11 and lL'-year-oid class. Address O. J. 'VVunUeriich. 42iit Natural Bridxe road. The Excelsiors would l'ke to hear from four allround plavers that plnr In the 17-year-old class. Address AIlH-rt liei-kfr. l'o41 Arsenal street. The Marions defeated a picked tesm Sunday bv the" score of 12 to I. The winner, who play in the 12 and 13-year-old claps, desire games. Address all challenges to L. Schumacher. Mill Cottage avenue. A good catcher would like to Join strong in or out of town team. Nothlug hut a aimiig team need apply. E. M. ' Schuefer. 3808 Laclede avenue. The Terminals defeated the Vandallas in an ; iiiivrtrbiinK KituiK uj lue unf ol o ij . iua winners dealt to arrange games wlrh teams playing in the 13 and 14-year-old class. Address Joe Wedemeyer. 4HH North Broadway. A good allround ballplayer would like to Join some strong team playing in the 17 and 1R-year-old class. Address E. T. Polette. 1227 S. Broadway. A good first baseman and lnflelder would like to join some strong tesm playing In the 15 and l-year-old class. Address T. J. K., flflh Wfiftr fll OUre wtret- "It's the finest rye I ever tasted! This is the verdict of everyone who is acquainted with the distinct Guckenheimer flavor. It is super latively fine the chbicest key distilled. For 49 years Good old "Bottled in Bond has maintained its position as the leading rye whiskey. The green stamp over the cork assures 100 proof. A. Guckenheimer 2& Bros. Distillers "Since 1657" Pittsburgh Browning, King & Co. ORIGINATORS AND SOLE MAKERS OF HALF SIZES IN CLOTHING. A MATTER OF TASTE To jiisle from current clothing advertising, this is to be either an all Gray or universal Blue "In choosing my suit," sld Bfj B'um-n', di not ctrt to bt restricted in my freedom of cho ce. " Broadway and 7; Pine Street A Bwrtwy mt SX Hr. BTEW Amenities The Rivals defeated the Galea In a onesided game hv the score of 6 to 0. The feature of the game was the pitching of W. Stark, who struck out 15 men and gave but three bits. The C. A. C.'s hsre sn open date for June 1(. Phone Victor 1 307 or sddress J. Bsrtoel-na. Columbia Athletic Club. Zepp and ! Kalh streets. The I.lndenwoods defeated the Merer Bme. Coffee Co. Juniors in a one-sided game tv the score of 21 to 6. The winners would like to bear from all teams playing In the 1-ycar-old class. Address II. Mirlnger, 7134 Mardell s venue. The Valley Blues would like to arrange games with all teams playing in the 14 vesr-old class. In or out-of-town. Address Capt. Willie liwyer, 361U St. Louis avenue. The Jennings (Mo.) baseball team won from the St. Louis Screw Co.'s crack baeebsll team at Ktehler's Park, by the score of S to U. The pitching of Tighe for the winners, who sllowed but one bit, wss tha feature of the game. The Pickaninnies would like to arrangs games with all teams playing In the 13 and 14 year-old class. Address Capt. J. Doerdel-man. 1711 Ueyer avenue. Central's baseball nine will have a chance to even up with Smith Academy Friday at the Stadium for the disastrous defeat dealt the Grand avenue school at football last Thanksgiving Day. Central can accomplish the apparently impossible and even up old scores by taking the baseball game, thus scoring the first defeat that has been chalked up against Smith this season. WE WILL be glad to sell yon a Diamond on credit and let jon asms the terms. We do not expect to aell millionaires the middle class Is what we cater to. Moderate prices; high quality. J. F. Dailey &Co. Second Floor. 604 Washington Ar. Open Saturday Night. rye whis ' 7 V . NBsmfyi Serge season according as the dealers are long or short of one or the other. You'll find full assortments of both here. Right in style as in fit and materials. $15 to $35. Open Saturday until 10 o'clock. lt Saint Louis. Mo. TOKK - yirtfr, C pt If t -. r-i n U. I, i ! ! I t si ft K 1 an -J

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