The Pittsburgh Press from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on February 19, 1922 · Page 17
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TH E FITTSBUKGH PRESS Sporting Section :-: Sporting News PAGES ONx, J EIGHT PITTSBURGH. PA., SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 19, 1922 PAGES ONE TO EIGHT '3 WE (D)F3 (CBiKJCLft HE iiEls If Expected of Morrison Brothers, John and Phil least erointr to eaual his older broth- Plans for Pirate Training Trip Ur-s ability. He is a right bander. . but bats both ways. Rpinn Pnmn'ptpH Mlir.h 1 Notwithstanding the cold weather oemy uomp.eieu iviuui jof the past few days activitIe8 at tht) Forbes Field office have been indica tive of the rapid approach of the playing season. Season boxholders' notices went out Thursday and almost without exception all old holders are.i renewing their claims. In the clubhouses, Trainer George Asten is busily engaged packing the training camp paraphernalia, for earl?' next week the advance guard of the squad, composed of pitchers and catchers, will be on the way to camp at West Baden. , from the minora, is the only southpaw on the club and he's a gamble. The St. Ixuia Browns looked dangerous last year and the Cleveland Indians finished out of the top only be cause of a series of bad accidents- and the collapse of a fine pitching staff. There is no assurance that the Tank staff might prove Just as big a disappointment. "Washington looks .like a much improved team and if -the Boston Red-sox get some pitching they are due some place with, the mauling crew of sluggers that Hugh Duffy has gathered. There is only one thing sure about both pennant races and that concerns Philadelphia. BASEBALL GOSSIP. Any club in either of 'the major lea-uea would welcome a rood left-hander. Stransely , enousrh Cleveland and New "i ork. the two contenders last year, are picked to show well this year, are lacking a eooO. steady southpaw. Mails and Harper are too erratic to Ket much consideration. Onlv two frames will be played by thw two St. Louis clubs this sprlnic Instead of the usual seven-itame series- Both teams figure comlne north mo early to Ttlav the series rnieht ruin the pannant chances of either club. Red" Faber announces that his Injured knee, which threatened to seriously affect his pitching, seems as eood as ever. He believes the operation performed has me the knee nerfectlv sound.. The San Francisco club announces that tt has secured watvera on- Morris Kafh. last season's second baseman, who recently .announced that he would not Join the Seals this year. The San Francisco club will endeavor to make a deal that will suit Rath and talk is that he will loin the Kansas City Blues. When pitoher Elmer Fonder reports to the Los Angeles club shortly, he will take bis kid brother alone for a trial under Wade Killefer. The youngster pitched foi the University of Oklahoma last year and made quite a record.. He's only 20 years of ace. but he stands an Inch over mix feet and is arrowing fast. Kddie Eayrs. icolnc from the Brook'yn Dod iters to tiie New Haven Kastern League club, will act as assistant manager and field leader for Wild Bill Donovan. Eayrs made his reputation managing the Providence team In the Eastern eague after leaving college. A younger brother of Pie Traynor will be given a tr i al bv the Birmingham -club this soring. His front name is Arthur, and he is a first baseman by trade, so far as he has learned it. rade oat of it. the players of the Giants have nothing to show . for the World's series honors they won. The watch foi3 to be given them as emblems, it seems, have been delayed by the jeweler and at last accounts had not been distributed. The astounding news comes from yyra-cuse that President Ernest Iandxraf plans to take on Jean Dubuo. former major leaguer and later with Toledo, from which club he drew his walking papers because he was supposed to know too much about the throwing of the 191 world's seriea Manager Bill Kssick. of the Vernon Coast league, raided an eastern college when he signed Hobert Humphrey, forme star left-handed pitcher of the Georgetown university. JBilW Phvle. veteran of many a battle, has resigned from the umpire staff of the Pacific Coat league. Indications are onl tree of the 1821 staff are sure of positions. They are Byron. Carroll and liear- nill Killefer as manager of the Chicago Cubs will have plenty of assistance, with it'v H-ansrieia. u'ar uueev ana jack LEONARD WILL MEET WHITE OR JACKSON Unless they saved the money they Doyle all lending advice. New York. Feb. 18. Benny Leonard, accompanied by Billy Gibson, his manager, left here this afternfton for New Orleans, where the world's lightweight champion is scheduled to meet Pal Moore Feb. 24. Coincident with their departure It was reported that Leonard has signed to meet the winner of the Charley White-Willie Jackson fight, , sched uled for Monday night at Madlsoa Square Garden. ' According to report, Leonard agreed to weigh in at 135 pounds at 2 o'clock on the day of the fight, whichis understood to be March IT, It will be his second appearance thla year in defense of his title in a New? York ring, Leonard haying outpointed Rocky Kansas in a 15-round championship bout last week. Oxford vs. Cambridge April 1,, The Oxford vs. Cambridge 4 -mil I rowing race on the Thames, London, j April 1 will start the intercollegiate) rowing season. . . President Barney Dreyfuss, of the Pittsburgh baseball club,' is still "vacating" at Atlantic City, where ho went after the National league meeting in New York last week. A dispatch from the seaside resort last night quoted him as say- , ing that he expected much of his ID" aggregation. "The team looks good to me, and I expect them to finish up among the leaders," he was quoted. He also informed his interviewers that he had had a letter from Babe Adams, in which the veteran twlrlot told him that his arm felt as good as . ever. Ue is expected home tomorrow, however, to complete the details of the Pirates' training trip, most of which have already been arranged. Ten days hencej the advance guard of battery men in charge of Manager , George Gibson will entrain for West 1 Baden, the start being scheduled for March L and four days later the other players will mobilize there to remain for a full week, before going on to Hot Springs, for the second stage of the preliminary work. It is probable that several more re-, leases will be announced by the local club during the next week, for it is not believed that all of the men now on the roster will be taken to j camp. Jack Wisner was turned loose 'j last week, and it is believed that t others are to follow. ; An official of the local club yes-I terday stated that the Pittsburgh club had waived claim on Chuck Deal, t thus making it possible for the Cai- cago Cubs to send him to the Pacifio coaat as part payment for Arnold Statz. It is said that the former Wil-kinaburg boy, who is now living on ; the coast, is satisfied to play in Cali-' fornia. Brooklyn was also holding up his transfer out of the league, but J the Superbas, too, have waived claim. The Pittsburgh club a few weeks t ago was very eager to obtain Deal, but lost interest in him when the Si' veteran Bill McKlechnie was secured after he had been given his unconditional release by the Minneapolis club of the American association. 5 TWO ABLE BROTHERS. S - TEX RICKARD MAY OPEN CLUB IN MOUND CITY Fight Promoter Said to Have Negotiated Terms to Take. Charge of St. Louis Coliseum The little village of PellvUle. Ky, does not count for much on the map of the Blue Grass state. It does not sport a subway or elevated, and even the steam railroads have passed up the town. But the entire population of exactly 74 persons, according to the latest census, claims one great distinction for the town it Is the birthplace v of two major league ball pitchers, John and Philip Morrison, and, while both have recently moved I across the line into the neighboring county, Pellville clings to the honor ; of being the place where both first saw the light of day. f The World war, to a great extent, j" Is responsible for the Morrison broth- ; ers being in the national game. When the call to arms came in 1917, both r boys answered their country's call j and went into training, as enlisted men, at Camp Taylor, Louisville. It : eo happened that Pat Duncan, now r with the Cincinnati Reds, but who ' had been sent to Birmingham by the ': Pirates previous to his big league en-. gagement, was in training at Camp 1 Taylor also, and it did not take him Ions; to discover that Johnny Morri-- son. his comrade, was somewhat of a twirler, and 'offered to secure a place in professional ball for him j after his army days. The spring of 1919 found the elder Morrison with , Birmingham, and during that year j . and the year following he pitched J himself Into an enviable place In Southern league annals, and such was his record that the Pirate ' manage-, ment purchased him in the fall of the latter yeaf. "Phil Morrison elected to remain In the army after the close of the war, but in September. 1920, his brother secured him a trial with Birmingham. He was a success from the start, and . the Buccaneers purchased him leaa than a month after his start, but re-': turned him to Birmingham last winter for a season's experience in Class A ball. He rejoined the Pirates last September. JOHN'JWS GOOD RECORD. Both Morrisons are possessed of more than ordinary ability. Johnny, although sick the early months of last season, came back in July and before the end of the season pitched 11 complete games, finished "tP four others, and closed the season eixth among the leading 10 pitchers of the. league. While he pitched fewer games than any of the. leading 10, he tied the league records for shutouts, having three to his credit, lie also holds the league record for allowing the least hits for the season, 131, and he held his opponents to an average of only 2.S7 runs per nine-inning game. His control is execellent, only 33 of . the 062 batters facing him getting a free ticket to first. All of which goes to prove that Johnny Morrison has the goods and is a valuable addition to Gibson's unusually strong staff of - hurlers. John Morrison is 25 years of age, 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs ; lea pounds. He bats and throws right r Handed. ; . Philip Morrison was bora 24 years ; ago, weighs 190 pounds, and his height of C feet 2 Inches entitles him to .the distinction of being i the tallest man on the Pirate roster since the departure of big Jack Wisner. He was the Iron man of the Southern league last season, pitching in 51 games for Birmingham, winning 21 and losing 13. After Joining the Buccaneers last New York, Peb. 18. Associates of George L. (Tex) Rickard this afternoon announced that the fight pro moter had made a deal whereby he is to take charge of the Coliseum in St. j Louis for a period of 25 years. It 1st understood that Rickard will make i the Coliseum a sport center modeled along the lines of Madison Square Garden here. A swimming pool will be installed and it is believed Rickard intends to promote boxing contests as he did here. Rickard, who was indicted by the grand jury on serious charges brought by two young girls, could not be found to confirm the report. " Some of Rickard's assistants in the Madison Square Garden, corporation, from which Rickard has resigned, are expected to be associated with him in the St. Louis venture. It was reported, however, that John Ringling, the circus magnate, who i succeeded Rickard as head of - the Madison Square Garden club, will not be among these. , GIANT HURLING STAFF MAY MAKE M'GRAWWORRY Several Clubs Are Figured Strong Enough to Make Trouble for New York Flag Seekers By Henry L. Farrell. . United Press Staff Correspondent. New York, Feb. IS. Baseball's 1922 plants will be put out to bud in southern soil within the next 10 days. All of the major league and many of the more affluent minor clubs will join in a general exodus to the south, where the managers will put their hopes out to open up under warm suns. Around New York the fans are looking at the training trips of their prides as the first step of a routine journey toward two more pennants and one world's championship. Such cocksure confidence is not shared about the Giants, all around the. National league circuit. Admitting that John McGraw has a club of seven .300 hitters, the sweetest infield in the league and a good outfield, the dopesters question his pitching staff. The St. Louis Cardinals looked like the best team in the league at the close of last season and the Pirates also have" to be considered. Pat Koran's revised Reds should be stronger and even the Boston Braves don't appear out of the class. McGraw has to bank a lot on a veteran pitching staff and If some of the venerable arms don't come through early in the season the world's champions may have to bow to another. , Even with most of the pitching talent; in the American league cornered, the New York Yanks are no sure bet to repeat. Six weeks without Babe Ruth and Meusel wil give some other team a chance to step out and open some distance that Miller Hug-gins might have trouble in closing. There is no assurance that the hurling staff will be as great as It now looks. Carl Mays is on one of his temperamental tantrums demanding a new contract with a big raise. The Yanks say he will abide by his existing con-tract or go to some other club. Great a pitcher as he is, his contract might not be appealing to other managers. Harper probably -will not play ana there is no assurance that Joe Bush will be as good as last year or that Bob Shawkey will not be bothered with a lame arm again. 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