The Pittsburgh Press from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on October 5, 1916 · Page 28
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G PEE Football FJevso Is Featured In THE PRESS Daily and Sunday. Don't miss it. aianagers Are Invited to Use the Columns of THE PRESS Free of Charge in Arranging -Their Schedules. The One Big Classified Ad Medium in Pittsburg PITTSBURG, PA., THURSDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 5, 1916. TWENTY-EIGHT PAGES smi mmmiium plot m mmmi nnn ore same iF QMJ 120 THA T LITTLE GAME: The L O U. King By Bert Link nil i Say charue. i come rtuAY Tonight an ForeSoT MY PutSSE. (SlMM& A COUPLA STACKS AN' I'll SOUAf? OP WITH YA AFTER EBITIOM CROWDS'. FLOCK TO HUB Pill ML W'T" "I . OOR. terms g&SMSL fc" 2l Hotels Will Be Overcrowded on Saturday E. E. Smath-ers, Former Pittsburger, Makes First Big Bet Boston. Oct. 5. The greatest out-of-town crowd ever to visit Boston for a world's series is predicted here today by hotel managers. Thousands cf res-' ervations for rooms continue to pour into Boston and it is estimated that between 25.000 and S0.000 persons will bo seeking hotel accommodations by Saturday. It was announced today that it would be impossible for Jack Barry to' start in the first game against the Dodgers Saturday. He still has two lingers of his injured hand bound in tape. Harold Janvrin will be at second. The Redsox: will go to "Worcester, Mass., this afternoon, where they will play a game for the benefit of a fund for erection of a monument to John tJaffney. a former umpire. New York, Oct. 5. Triumphant after their smashing drives down the stretch f the pennant races in the two major leagues, the Boston Redsox and the Brooklyn Dodgers are resting today, taking a final breath before the open- ing same of the world's series Saturday in Boston. The race is over in the American league and the Redsox will have only practice for their labors today. The Dodger regulars may be in uniform but, like yesterday, they probably will not be asked to take part in the game with the Ofants, which will end the season for them. Tearing their way through every ob-. stacle, fighting off attack after attack, holding up their heads when it seemed that victory could not be won, these teams have proved their nerve, their unflinching hearts. They go into what promises to be one of the most interesting series ever played between -iubs of the National and American leagues, after the tightest race since the never-forgotten finish in 190S, when the Cubs and Giants fought down to the last day. REDSOX FAVORED TO WIN. The Redsox. world's champions from last year, when they pounded out four victories in five games over the Phillies, will go into the series favored to win. Man for man, the team representing the American league stands out us a better organization than its National league rt It is hard to make a comparison of the pitching staffs, for American league pitching has been conceded to be stronger than the National brand for several years. Also it is held that American league pitchers have to face heavier batting than their brothers in the Tener circuit. In the past American league hurlers .have borne up well under heavy assaults from the older organization and it seems reasonable to believe they will do so this year. The Brooklyn hurlers have done remarkably well. They have had a powerful scoring machine to help them out, but there have been times, as there are in the life of every baseball club, where the issue depended upon tight pitching and they rose to the occasion. GREAT PITCHING STAFFS. It will be up to Shore, Ruth, Leonard, Foster and Mays to hold down the slugging bats of such wallopers as Casey Stengel, Jake Daubert and Zack Wheat, not to speak of "Chief" Meyers and some of the smaller fry, who are not considered - small fry by National league hurlers in any sense ol the word. Against Marquard. Pfeffer, Coombs, Smith and Cheney, the Redsox hitters, although their batting averages are not so imposing as those of their National league rivals, are expected to manufacture enough runs to win a majority of the games. With an infield defense second to none, the Redsox probably will, with, the aid of their classy pitching staff, hold Dodger scoring to a minimum. In the catching department the Redsox have the edge. In Agnew, Cady, Carrigan and Thomas, they have four excellent receivers. Cady probably will get to do all the big series work unless Carrigan himself elects to take a hand. Brooklyn must depend upon "Chief" Meyers and Otto Miller, neither of whom compares favorably with the ' Boston wind-paddiste. Meyers is slow, and ao Is Miller. Both are good hitters, but very slow on the bases. Cady, Carrigan and Agnew are dependable hitters, star receivers, and are fast in fielding bunts. E"ach of the competing clubs has two . first basemen. Merkle and Daubert are the Dodgers doorkeepers and Hoblitzel and Gainor do the same duties for.the Redsox. in spite of Daubert's fame as a hitting and Holding first baseman, it is doubtful if he has much of an edge over his American league rivals. He is not a hitter of the clean-up type, while both American leaguers are. Hoblitzel ajid Gainor, too, are good fielders. It will be interesting to watch the work f Daubert compared with the Ameri-. tan leaguers in a world's series. MAN FOR MAN COMPARISON. Merkle Is rated a better hitter of the clean-up type than Daubert, but Daubert's all-around usefulness seems to preclude the possibility of Merkle's entry into the title series. Gainor probably will see duty when the Redsox are opposed by a left-hander. George Outs-haw and Jack Barry both are great fielders and fine generals. Barry, however, because of his experience, is given a wide edge in usefulness in a world's series conflict. Cut-tihaw is known as one of the game's best hitters when the hit means runs, but Barry's reputation is only slightly less brilliant. This will be Barry's tsixth world's series, and he never has failed to give a good account of himself. There is no way to compare Scott and Olson. Scott is a more brilliant fielder and is much faster. Olson's greatest value lies in his fighting spirit and his quick thinking. He is a much better hitter than Scott, but, as has been remarked, he probably will find it much more difficult to make this , asset overcome Scott's brilliance in other departments. Both clubs are well fortified at third 'base. Mike Mowrey's steady fielding and his nervy hitting in the pinches have been a big factor in the Brooklyn success. He fields just as well as JLarry Gardner, his Redsox rival, but his average at batting is not so high. Gardner has consistently hit UJOO -or better all season. REDSOX OUTFIELD BEST. Zach Wheat, of the Dodgers, is an outfielder who compares very favorably with most of the high-class outfield guardians in either circuit. He is a. slugger of the most dangerous 9 type and his hitting, unlike that of po many fence-busters, is consistent Recently he went 29 games without missing a safe hit in each contest. Besides his hitting prowess, he is a good. NEB Strenuous scrimmages have been the order of the day for Pitt's footballers all week. The members of the varsity squad have been divided into groups which met each other, and then they have had two or three good workouts against Coach Kerr's , freshmen. As predicted by those who saw the youngsters in their early drills, they are making things quite interesting for the varsity, and the tussles between Warner's men and the juveniles are almost as exciting as resrular tramps Th 4newcomerg are fast getting into condi tion approximating that of the Wind- Der-trained varsity players,' and when they are on equal terms from the physical standpoint the battles will be even more closely fought. A corps of men are busy today putting the big field in shape for football. Goalposts are being erected, the field lined off and the chalkmarks which enable the spectators to judge of the progress of tie ball put in place. It Is hoped that jiirre splendid new scoreboard will be irjgfiape for Saturday's game. An erR feature of the Westminster fracasm be the reading of bulletins from the first world's series baseball game, which will be received promptly at Forbes Field and megaphoned to the crowds. The Pitt student band will, as usual, furnish music before the game and between periods. CLICQUENNOI MAT NOT PLAT. ' Clicquenrioi, the big Warren boy who subbed at tackle a year ago, and who had been expected to make a strong bid for the position this year, has returned from the Mexican border, where he had been engaged in Y. M. C. A. work throughout the summer. However, it is not likely that he will be able to give time to football this season, as he is acting as secretarv of th University Employment bureau. This leaves the fight for the vacancy at right tackle to Hilty and Seidel, and It is likely that both of these men will be seen in the Westminster game at the position. Gougler and Hastings are devoting a good deal of time to kicking practice. and both, apparently, are as capable of aacnng to put s score by the field goal route as at any time in the Dast. Gougler acquired the art at Conway nan, wnere ne starred before entering the university, and distinguished himself in his freshman year, 1915, by driving the ball between the goalposts in the games with Carlisle and Penn State. He is a most capable running mate for Hastings, who is recognized as one of the very best drop and place kickers ever developed in Western Pennsylvania. , DIRECT WIRE INTO MOOSE TEMPLE FOR THE BIG SERIES The telegraph companies have made extraordinary preparations for ta' Ing care of the returns from , the woi Id's series games, and Secretary "Jack" Forrest, of the Moose Temple, has been given absolute assurance that the direct loop into the Temple for the electric board which has been erected on the stage of the auditorium will be in tiptop working, order on Saturday, when the first game starts. Inasmuch as every ball, strike and movement of the ball, as well as unusual demonstrations by the crowd, unusual happenings, etc.. will be shown on the board and by megaphone, only operators of experience can handle the key- on this occasion, but Mr. Forrest has been assured that they will be on hand. The Moose Temple auditorium, on Penn ave., between Sixth and Seventh sts., will be open to the public starting Saturday at 1 p. m.. and every day that the games are being shown, and reserved seats are on sale now, for those who wish to be certain to have a seat. Popular prices will be charged, and there are sufficient seats to accommodate a large crowd. Haughton at Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Oct. 5. Percy Haughton, head coach of the Harvard football team, will watch the Crimson eleven in practice today. The famous mentor has arrived here from Boston, where he has been winding up his affairs as president of the Boston National league club. outfielder and is fairly efficient as a base-runner. Wheat, however. Is the only one of the Brooklyn gardeners who compares favorably with the famous trio gathered by Bill Oarrigan. Myers and Johnston have been -taking turns in center garden, and neither is above the average outfielder. Johnston's fielding at times is atrocious and his hitting has been weak. He also is weak as a base-runner, in spite of the fact that he once stole more than 100 bases in the Pacific Coast league. Myers is a much better fielder than Johnston, but is a good hitter only when facing left-hand pitching. He and Johnston have been maneuvered against right and left-handers. Casey Stengel, who holds down the right field garden fr the Dodgers, is another dangerous slugger and is a clean-up hitter feared everywhere in the National league. He has become adept at his position in the Deodger park. He is popular with Brooklyn fans. He is used ordinarily when righthanders oppose . the Dodgers. Hooper, Walker and Lewis are acknowledged everywhere to be the essence of defense. They cover everv spot in the outfield with marvelous efficiency and everyone of them wields a bat that carries fear to the hearts of opposing slabmen. Hooper twice laced the ball out of the Philadelphia park last year for home runs, winning the contest by his efforts alone. Lewis is another slugger, and is rated one of the nerviest of pinch hitters. Walker is spending his first year with the Redsox and has done well in Tris Speaker's shoes, both as a hitter and a fielder. He hasn't turned in an average of .300, but his hits have been timely and many of them of - the long distance variety. Henriksen and Shorten are available for duty in the outfield for the Redsox if needed. Ban Johnson and Garry Herrmann will leave this afternoon for Boston, where they will take charge of arrangements for the. series. John K. Tener will not go to Boston until tomorrow. At Ebbets Field, where the National league's share of the title games will be staged, there is every indication that already every reserved seat for three games has been sold. The first big bet, on the series was reported today when H. E. Smathers. former Pittsburger and owner of Dan Patch, bet $20,000 to $14,000 the Redsox would clean up. Smathers also is reported to have bet $8,000 against $.10,000 the Giants won't win the National flag next year. ILL. GlUEr YA AN I.O.LT. Right rtouJ- With. "BVGS BAER. em V MMHM CO R ABID RUDOLPH says: Cleveland made a great showing this season. They played iust as many games as the Redsox. Wonder If there will ever eome a time when Harvard and "I'ale vrlll have to play a double-header to get the football fana .at? A GENTLEMAN SHOULD ALWAYS GET UP AND GIVE HIS SEAT TO A LADT BUT NOT AT THE PRICES THE WORLD SERIES COMMISSION CHARGES FOR 'EM. There is no record of any fighter wearing spectacles In the ring, but there are some who should. The birds -who fixed Brooklyn' world aeries ratea aeem to forget there la only one John I J. Rockefeller. BASEBALL FANS AREN'T SO EAGER TO PAT WAR PRICES WHEN THERE AIN'T ANY WAR. After his trip to Argentine, Sam Langford announces that "America First" only means North America. CAN'T TELL WHETHER CINCINNATI FANS WILL SUPPORT A WINNING TEAM UNTIL TOU GIVE THEM A CHANCE. A DUCK CAN'T SWIM WITHOUT WATER. . At this stage of the game, one afternoon's rain costs the magnates about $15,000. Can you blame 'em for not serving that stuff at their banquets? I want to be an umpire. And with the umpires stand, My eye upon the foul line, A thousand in my hand. I want to bt. ?- umper. And with the umpers prowl. And clutch a thousand ducats For yelping' "Fair" or "Foul." I want to be an umpist, . And with the timpists flock, My lamp glued on a chalkline, -A thousand in my sock! For a gentleman who is supposed to 'be carrying a pugilistic tombstone ; around on his chest. Gunboat Smith. is supernaturally active. And the accent ain't on the sup, either I'mpi will soon be getting $1,000 ' to watch a foul line that some other bird got two bits to pale Candidate Hughes made a good speech, but we hope the voters don't believe that part about the Tigers still having , a chance for the pennant. The professional golfers are holding their tournament on Long Island. A professional golfer is one who can miss a putt and look as If he meant it. Being too light for a heavyweight and too heavy for a lightweight. Bob Moba stands among the downpour , of soup fighters with a fork In his hand. Sport Facts. Owins? to the danger to contestants, the attempt to play chesa on roll-r akrtes waa abandoned in 1889. . The Yale football eleven of 1915 was one of the "eat that ever won the championahip for Harvard. 'Facts Not Worth Knowing. The winner of the Bdoopaburgh aock darning contest la awarded a handsome gold thimble, and it is the cuatom for the. victor to all up the trophy with champagne. .It la then passed around among the other 4,?6'J contestants; Indications in advance 191? styles suggest that money will be very stylish. Prom a mathematical viewpoint, a diner who orders one four-minute egg is entitled to two two-minute earars or four one-minute ones for the price of one four-minute egg. On an average of 235 out of every S35 movlnir nletures end with a rlam.n of t the heroine and hero ao clone they eonld both wear the name pair of spectacles. Explorers in the Muargaffa country al-! ways write their message la code on ' the meaaeajrer'a neck. Owing to the Muggaffa'a Ideaa on cleanliness, these messages are safe for years. Pirates Play Tie Game. St. Marvs. O.. Oct. 5. Plavlne- to n large crowd the Pittsburg Pirates and! St. Mary's Athletics went 12 innings to ! a tie. ft to 3. here yesterday. .'Evans and i Mamaux did the twirling for the i Pirates, each going six rounds. Huenke for the Athletics allowed seven hits and struck out nine of the Bucaneers. Tho game was called on account of ' darkness. The score: t Pittsburg ..10020000000 0 3 8 1 ! St. Marys... 0 0000300000 O 3 7 0 Batteries Evans, Mamaux and Smith; Huenke and Boll. . Additional Sport 20-21-23. ' K CASH f T.Zt'STMAS, "ryt-ff UtfT K COOMBS AND MARQUARD TO DO HURLING Philadelphia. Oct. 5. That Man a ere r Robinson of the Superbas will rely largely upon . Jack Coombs .and Rube Marquard in the world's series is believed by members of the Braves and flumes, who say that the two veterans are the best pitchers Brooklyn has for Buch a nerve-racking series as is to come. Coombs has been through three world's series and never lost a game. The closest he came to defeat was when he injured himself at the Polo grounds in 1913 and retired with the contest a tie. Ma. Vuard has performed in three battlei for the world's title. He de feated the Athletics in 1S11 and took two games the following' year from the Redsox. He is in great form once more, and has a manager for whom he will work his head off, Robinson being the Giant coach who nursed the south paw along when AicGraw is sata to have become disgusted with him. Big Jeff Pfeffer and Larry Cheney, R A AB w OUR 3 , Sack perfection can make In Pittsburgh MAY CALL M'GRAW TO ACCOUNT New York. Oet. 5. John McGraw, disgruntled manager of the Giants, may yet have to explain his action in declaring his players did not give him their best efforts in the game with Brooklyn Tuesday. Members of the National Commission have come to view his , assertion with some feeling it developed today. McGraw was not present to see his team win from the Dodgers yesterday, but instead occupied a seat at the Polo Grounds, where the Yankees won two games from the Senators. He refused to modify his declaration in any way. Members of the New York club are highly indignant Over the outburst, and some of them intimate they will not again play under the leadership of McGraw. former Cub, are the two next best bets, but National league players here say that Pfeffer is not as good as his record, while Cheney is likely to be erratic. AClothesCall - button Straight front Suit is as near sartorial as human handiwork it. The stvle is No. 203 "in "RAAB'S Autumn Style Book for Men." Make a mental note to look it up, now. It's a Suit worthy of a place in the Hall of Fame and on the opposite page is "RAAB'S Three-Button Soft Roll Needle Point Lapel Sack" (two buttons to button). It's worthy of a niche nearby. Look at its dashing lines and think of yourself stepping out of the Fashion Plate for a littler price than you ever suspected. C u s t o m $S & $22 Tailors Separate Trousers $4 & $5 "Leg-Form" System RAAB BROS. Fourteen Tailoring Shops Raab BUg.. 433 Wood St Out of Town Start: Cincinnati, Cleveland, Colambas, Dayton, O-. Indianapoli and South Band, Ind. THE NATIONAL LEAGUE. WEDNESDAY'S RESULTS w York -. 7 Brooklyn 3 Philadelphia 7 Boston 5 No other games scheduled, western clubs having ended their season. STANDI?' OF THE CLUBS V L Pctl w L Pet Brooklyn... 93 60 .GOS-Chioaao. . . . 67 S6 538 Phlladelpha 1 1 -BSSfPlttsburg. . . 65S9i422 Boston S8 63 .683!st. Louis. ... 60 93 .392 New York.. 6 5 .570;cincinnati . . 60 93.392 THE AMERICAN LEAGUE. WEDNESDAY'S RESl'l.Ta New York 4 Washington .. N'ew York 6 Washington .. No other games scheduled STANDING OF THE CLUBS W L Pet! W Boston 91 63 .591!St. Louis. . . 7 Chicago. 89 63 .577!Cleveland. . 77 Detroit 87 67 .565!vvashtne-ton 7S .. S . . 1 L Pet 75 .513 77 .500 7 .497 -ew lork.. 80 74 .o!9:Philadel 36 117 235 No games scheduled for todav. ne.ann -- wj vx vwua. j . art having closed with yesterday's contests. INTER-CITY SERIES. WEDNESDAY'S RESULTS Whitesox' 8 Cubs ..i Browns a Cardinals S STANDING OF THE CLUBS W L Pet! W X, Pet Whitesox . 1 0 1000 Browns.. 10 1000 Cubs 0 1 .OOOjCards. 0 1 .000 A SPECIAL 3-DAY SALE Thursday, Friday, Saturday Plain Fabrics in Blackj Blue, Gray and Oxford-Gray Regular $40 Suitings for These Three Days Guaranteed Fabrics for Men's Wear Thoroughly Shrunk No fabrics made anywhere are more perfect in finish or WEARING QUALITIES. These fabrics are PURE WOOL THROUGH AND THROUGH. Every piece of. fabric is examined at three separate stages of the making. Every piece is thoroughly shrunk in cold water. The fabrics are all air-dried the natural way, and it preserves the life of the fabric It is worth a great deal to YOU the consumer to know of these splendid Guaranteed Fabrics. They mean LONGER WEAR and LASTING SATISFACTION. The designer and fitter is a SEASONED VETERAN, a student of anatomy, knows every trick of crafts manship, being a finished and highly skilled journeyman tailor as well as an expert designer and fitter. ' . GOOD clothes can be had in only ONE way they must be cut and made exnressly for YOU, from FAULTLESS FABRICS. If any fault develops in Miller Suit no matter how long you have worn it I will make it good. ' Style, Fit and Wear Are Guaranteed to You in Her Custom Made ' Clothes 16 YEARS IN THIS LOCATION 302 Pittsburg Life Building Corner Sixth andliberry Entrance 219 Sixth Street WAGNER MAY SEE WORLD'S SERIES ANS WAGNER-may be among those present at Boston an4 Brooklyn during the coming world's series. The big Dutch man was at baseball headquarters yesterday, having just returned from Ohio, where he has been with the Pirate barn stormers. He fanned a bit about the coming big clash, and gave it as his opinion that Brooklyn would give the Redsox more of a battlo than most of the fairs seemed to think. THEY ARE talking a lot about the Redsox' pltclwr," sold Hoiai, "fevt don't forget that Brooklyn ha some tirirlers. too. I think Rube .Marquard 1 better than he haa been for two years, and he aoKht to do coed rrork for Het I"'n. Jack Coontba Is a wonderful pitcher. They may tell yon he ha nethlair. but he fools) 'em Jut the same. I wouldn't be anrpiiawd If he were a bis factor In the coming aeries. Then Hobby ha PfetTer. Cheney and Smith. I.ooka like a pretty fair pitching staff to mc. I presume Carrigan vrlll mart with Leonard. That would appear loartcal to me, as it has been claimed that Brooklyn doean't like left-handera. This aeries look to me like one in which no alnalr pitcher will be able to atar to the exclusion of others. Both teams have ajood harlera, and a variety of them may be used. "BY THE WAY, I may slip over to see a game or two. Do you know, rvt never seen a world's series game ir. my life except those in which a team of' which I was a member participated. I'd like to see the excitement and the fun. Maybe I'll go to Brooklyn to see one of the games there." t Warner and Defense. - GLENN WARNER, Pitt's great football coach, smiled when he vas shown a clipping from an eastern paper, commenting on the possible strength of his team, and bringing forth the old claim that Warner never developed defensive gridiron efficiency. "THEY'VE BEEV bringing that aealnit me for some time," said Glean. The complaint originated when I was at Carlisle. Yon take the Indiana. By. heredity and training, they are a careless lot. It la Ingrained In them. For Instance, wheat receiving a pant, nn Indian never thinks abont whether he will fumble or not. He think. 'Oh, this Is easy. and plana la advance Just where he will ran when he gets the ball. Consequently, he often fnmblea, because be la careleaa. When a college lad Is up against aot-li a proposition, the thing that looma bljr befora htm an the ball eoniea to him is the enormity of a fumble. He plays It safe, and he nakn fewer fumbles. The Indiana were often scored upon Jnat throuack such slips an I have mentioned. As n matter of fact, there was nothing wroaaT with the theory of defense they had been taught, but the mistakes they made were individual, due to carelesaneas, which, as I said. Is born In them, and which no coach can eradicate. I have never failed to teach defense, as well as offense. However, the attack is the real science of football. Of course, there must be instruction on defense. The men must know where to play for certain opponents and on certain plays, but, after all. the defense depends more on the Individual In a pinch than upon any theory which can be handed to him." , The Phillies Missed Bancroft. THE PHILLIES might have staved off their elimination from consideration as a w-orlds' series contender but for the injury to Davy Bancroft, and his absence from the team in the final series with the Braves. He was missed more than any other member of the team would have been at this time. , Milton Stock, who took his place at shortstop, did his work well, but balls went through short for hits on Stock which would have been killed by Bancroft. BANCROFT HAD been playing marveloun ball -for two months before he was hurt. While he had not hotted up to his 1915 form, hta work afield kept the team together several times when it looked as if It waa about to skid. HOUCK HURT, MANUEL WILL MEET GRAYBER Because Leo " Houck, the Lancaster middleweight who was to have swapped punches with Al Grayber in -the Penn aVe. power house, has been Injured in a football game, Kid Manuel of . Erie will get another crack at the Sheraden youth with whom he has fought two close battles this year. Houck sus Towe (Take Elevator to Third tained, his Injury in a practice game with the F. & M. varsity, which hia club eleven met Tuesday. His right knee was twisted and will be too weak to hold him up through six hard rounds with Grayber. Hence his retirement. . Fans will remember two hot encounters between Manuel and Grayber last spring. In the first scrap the Erie Italian sprung a big surprise and, by fighting a crafty battle, fairly earned the decision over bis adversary. Grayber was given a chance to avenge this defeat, and succeeded, winning by ; narrow margin. The accident to Houcl? gives them an opportunity to fight th "rubber" Saturday. i Like It ! Floor) A i

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