d - 0 12 MOLINE DAILY DISPATCH. TUESDAY EVENING, APRIL 3, 1917. I. ; i i V i i Lack of Batting Practice Results in Defeat of Bookies Staley Retires BOSTON IS win IN LISTLESS GAME Red Sox Defeat Brooklyn, 5 to 1, Before Tri-City Audience. NOT OF BIG LEAGUE CLASS Change of Climate Takes Pep Out of Pastimers Leonard and Ruth in Form. By CARLO. The Boston Red Sox, world champions, downed the Brooklyn Superb-as, National league champions, 5 to 1, with apparent ease at the Blue Sox park in Davenport yesterday after-non. Opheim and Rio have given better exhibitions. With the excep tion of two brilliant double plays, the game was listless all through. The fans present refused to warm up to the play and when the seventh act rolled around the crowd began to thin down. For the boost part players on both clubs went through their tasks listlessly. Hitting in the pinches, when safe blows mean runs, won the contest for the Bostonites. It was an off day for Robinsons gang so far as clouting was concerned, Brooklyn being able to garner but four scattered hits off three Red Sox pitchers. Two of these blows were bunched in the first frame for their only tally. Change of Temperature. The day was a bit too chilly for a real ball game, especially after these athletes had cavorted in the south with the temperature around 100 de grees for several weeks. The players seemed cramped and chilled. About 2500 fans turned out to see the baseball notables go through their stunts. It was the last official league game in the old Blue Sox plant, which is soon to be dismantled. The big special, bearing the clubs and their special parties, left last night for Peoria, the former home of President Frazee of the Boston club. The players were tendered a banquet there last night. From Peoria the teams go on to Lafayette, Ind. Leonard and Dell Start. Leonard started on the mound for Boston, with Thomas behind the log. Dell, the rangy mound artist, was Robinson's choice for the starter with Miller on the receiving end. Leonard allowed two hits and one run in the three innings that he worked, while Ruth was touched for two more blows in the next four innings. Pennock held the Nationals without a blow in the last two rounds. Dell was touched for six hits and four runs in five innings, while Cadore yielded three hits and one run in the remaining frames. Dell retired the Bostons without a run in the initial frame. In this round Johnson led off for Brooklyn with a scratch hit and Fabrique sacrificed. The mighty Merkle pasted a two-base hit to left, scoring Johnson. This was all for Brooklyn. Boston knotted the count in the fourth. With two gone Gardner was -afe on Olson's two-base wild heae tner Merkle's knob. Janvrin hit safely to" left, counting Gardner. Boston hopped oh Dell for three markers in the fifth. Ruth walked for starter. Shorten sacrificed. Gill doubled to right, counting Ruth. Hoblitzel skied to Johnson, iewis was fafe when Myer dropped his line drive to center. Gill scoring. Walker singled to center counting Lewis. In the Seventh Shorten was safe on Olson's bobble. Shorten was retired at second on Gill's grounder. Hoblitzel singled to left and Lewis followed with a hit to center, counting Gill. A neat double play retired the side. The feature of tlie contest occurred in the third inning when Johnson doubled Gill at third after capturing Hob-litzel's long fly in right. His mighty peg to Olson beat Gill by three feet. The score: Boston AB R II PO A E i Shorten, rf . 4 1 Gill, 2b 4 1 Hoblitzel, lb 3 Gainor, lb 0 Lewis, If 3 Kopp, If 0 Walker, cf 4 Gardner, 3b 4 Janvrin, ss 4 Thomas, c 3 Cady, c 1 Leonard, p 1 Ruth, p 1 Tennock, p 0 OFFICIAL SCHEDULE OF THREE-I LEAGUE FOR 1917 At ROCK ISLAND At MOLINE At ROCKFORD At BLOOMINGTONj At PEORIA . At QUINCY At HANNIBAL At ALTON M,v i cl 1K 17 Vlav 3 4 5 May S 6, 6, 7 May II 30. 30. 31 - June S 10. 11, 12 May lb. 19. S 20 May 21. 22, 23 ROC read . g$w Sy&. ?ir-,r8 a-sa?,. as&as gasr a?,.'kV' EY JSS?W.J. ?ZXU SSiW JSW Ssif, MOLINE S iV 15? 16 Aug 2, 3. 4 July 24, 25. 26 Aug. 20. 21. 22 Aug. 17, 18, S 19 Aug. 27. 28. 29 Aug. 24. 25. S 26 Mv 04' os' "fi Mav S 27 28 "9 June 10. H. 12 10- 11 May -12' 8 lZ' 13 JUDe 4' 5' 6 Jun 7' "'J RnrkFORn June - 23 S 24 J ne 19 20 21 DISPATCH July 18. 19, 20 July 12. 13, 14 July S 15. 1 6, 1 i July II 4, 4, 5 " July S 1, 2 1.3 , ROCKFORD June 23, S24 June Aug. 8, 9. 10 Aug. 30, 31, Sept. 1 Sept. 8 2, II 3. 3. Aug. 11, S 12, 13 Aug. II. 15. 16 Mav -7 2 Mav 94 25 6 May 16 16 17 - May 12, S 13. 13 May 9, 10, 11 June 7, 8, 9 June 4, 5. 6 BLOOM IN GTON Sft Ju7. 22, 23, S 24 TO. My B :,5. 16.17 My ,2, 13. S 1 2, J il V July 27, 28. S 29 July 30, 31, Aug. 1 Aug. S 5, 5, 6 Sept. S 2, II 3, J Aug. 30. 31, Sept. 1 Aug. 14, lo, lb Aug. it, it. June 7 8 9 June 4, 5, 6 May 21. 22. 23 " May 18. 19. S 20 May 15, 16, 17 May 3, 4, 5 May 8 6, 6. 7 PEORIA Ju?yH4,5 July 9,' 10. 11 July 21. S 22. 23 July 6. 7. S 8 ALL THE July S 1 2 3 June 19. 20. 21 June 22, 23, 8 24 Aug. 11. S 12. 13 Aug. 8. 9. 10 Aug. 27. 28, 29 Aug. 24. 25. S 26 Aug. 2. 3. 4 July 3u. 31. Aug. 1 July 27. 28. S 29 June 4 5 6 June 7, 8, 9 ,ay 18, 19. S 20 May 21. 22. 23 June 1, 2 S3 May S 6. 6, 7 May 3. 4, 5 QUINCY July 9 10 11 July II 4. 4, 5 July 6. 7. S 8 July 21, S 22. 23 July 18. 1L 20 LATEST June 22, VZ, S 24 June 19. 20. 21 Aug. 8. 9, 10 Aug. 11. S 12. 13 Aug. 24. 25. S 26 Aug. 27. 28. 29 Aug. 14, 15, 16 July 27. 28. S 29 July 30. 31. Aug. 1 : May 9. 10. 11 May 12, S 13, 13 May II 30, 30, 31 June 1. 2, S 3 May 24, 25, 26 May S 27, 28, 29 June S JO. 11, 12 HANNIBAL July 21, S 22, 23 July 18. 19, 20 June 25, 26, 27 June 28. 29. 30 June 13, 14, 15 June 16. S 17. 18 SPORTING July 9, 10, 11 Sept. S 2, H 3, 3 Aug. 30, 31. Sept. 1 Aug. 20. 21, 22 Aug. 17, 18. S 19 July 24, 25. 26 Aug S 5. 6, 7 Aug. . 9. 10 May 12, S 13. 13 May 9. 10, 11 June 1, 2, S 3 May JI 30, 30, 31 May S 27, 28, 29 May 24, 25, 26 May 15. 16, I't ALTON July 18, 19, 20 July 21, S 22. 23 June 28, 29, 30 June 25, 26, 27 June 16. S 17, 18 June 13, 14, 15 July 6, 7, S NEWS. Aug. 30, 31, Sept. 1 Sept. S2, H 3, 3, Aug. 17, 18, S 19 Aug. 20, 21, 22 Aug. S 5, 6, 7 July 24, 25, 26 Aug. 2, 3, 4 ' Open Dates May 8, May 14 and August 23. H Holiday. S Sunday. ; . PLOW BOY ROOKIES LOSE TO IOWA tfflf Kelly Gets Only Blow, Steals Second and Succeeds in Getting Home. INITIAL BATTING PRACTICE Gillis Strikes Out Fourteen Mclir. Bat'xrs Hopkins' Hand Lacerated Forced to Quit. DICK STALEY QUITS MOLINE VETERAN FIRST SACKER ADVISES SECRETARY HE WILL NOT REPORT. Negotiations Opened for a Successor to Beloved Plow Boy All the Fans Will Miss Him. , Charles Hershel Staley, the angular bird someone was mean enough to label Dick, has retired from organized baseball. Xo longer will the "old girl" with the carriage of a Kentucky thoroughbred gambol in the vicinity of the initial station for the Moliue club; his days of pastiming are past and as he prunes the-shrubbery on the maps of the natives In his little barbershop on the main stem of Hume, 111., this summer, he will have opportunity to look back upon a usefuFpast. Dear to the hearts of the Molme fans are the memories of Old Dick; recollections of his valorous deeds as a Plow Boy will long be cherished by the multitudes who have seen him perform. Dick's announcement that he would put himself on the shelf baseballically came as a big surprise to officers of the Moline Baseball association who had expected, though tardy, his acceptance of terms. The fact that a substantial sum was tacked onto his 1916 salary made the local association practically certain of his return. Getting a Successor. But since he has issued his ultimatum, as it were, there is nothing to do but get a successor, and that's what is being done. As soon as his letter was received by the secretary of the Moline Baseball association, negotiations were opened with a big league club and one of Class A for first basemen. Expectations are that one of these will be landed. Staley perhaps put in one of his most useful seasons in 1916. He showed a big improvement over the year before and was always there in a pinch. Xot only did he field and hit better, but he seemed able to stretch farther. Staleys batting average was .228, but his clouting at this mark was just as valuable as that of some .300 swatters, for the reason that he usually connected when hits meant runs. Possibilities are that Dick will work part of the time with an independent team this summer, but whether base-balling or bartering, he's solid here. Cadore, p 1 q t) 0 2 0 Getz 1 0 0 0 0 0 Totals .31 1 4 27 16 5 0 11 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 11 3 2 0 2 1 0 3 2 0 0 0 Totals 32 5 9 27 16 2 Brooklyn AB R H PO A E Johnson, If 3 Fabrique, ss , ; Merkle, lb 3 Hickman, rf . . . . 3 Myer, cf ...... . 4 Malone, 2b ... 4 Olson, 3b 4 Miller, c ....... ... 3 Meyers, c , Dell, p 1 1 0 0 0 0 "0 0 o 0 0 u 0 i h c 1 1 0 2 1 10 1 3 3 1 3 3 1 0 4 1 1 0 2 2 0 3 1 .Batted for Dell in 5th. Boston 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 05 Brooklyn 10C 0 0000 01 Two-base hits Merkle, Hickman, Hoblitzell, Gill. Sacrifice hits Fabrique, Shorten. Stolen bases Merkle, Gill. Double plays janvrin to Gill to Hoblitzel; Fabrique to Olson to Merkle; Meyers to Fabrique to Merkle. Bases on balls Off Dell, 2; off Ruth, 2; off Pennock, 1. Hit by pitcher Pennock. Struck out By Ruth, 1; by Pennock, 1; by Leonard, 3; by Ruth, 1. Passed ball Miller. Time of game 1:40. Umpires Klem and O'Loughlin. MAND0T AND FANNING DRAW Joe Mandot, New Orleans, and Arlos Fanning, Oklahoma City, lightweights, fought eight rounds to a draw at Memphis last night. Sailor KIrke. San Francisco, and Otto "Wallace, Milwaukee, lightweights, fought fifteen rounds to a draw at Denver. Tommy Murphy, Kansas City, holder of the 135-pound class national amateur boxing title, knocked out Frank Varona of New York in two rounds in the preliminary round of the title tournament at Boston last night. Earl Balrd of Seattle, Wash., won from Charles Parker of Boston in one round in the 12."i-pound "Class. PEORIA ASKS FOR MEETING. -f Will you join, in requesting - Tearney to call meeting to re- duce rookie rule to three men? 4- Seven clubs favor reduction. League will not last with five f rookies. If in favor wire Tear- ney to call meeting, Thursday, April 5. i -t--- Foregoing is text of a telegram received this morning by L. R. Blackman from Jack Ryan, pies- ident of the Peoria Baseball as- sociation. A special session may -f be called any time on request of -4 five club owners, so it looks like the meeting will be held. -f - VILLA LOVES GOLD MEXICAN BANDIT LEADER TAKES $3000 BELONGING TO JACK HER RICK. Boxers Who Appear at Y This Evening Have Interesting Encounter with Big Chief. American League Umpires Assigned Posts for Opener With the opening gong in the major leagues a little more than a week hence, President Ban Johnson of the American league yesterday disposed of a pile of routine business, , chief among which was the assignment of umpires for the initial games in the junior circuit. The umpires and the cities to which they are assigned follow: Detroit Evans and Kallin. ' St. Louis O'Loughlin and Ililde-brand. New York Connolly and McCor-mick.- Philadelphia Owen and Dineen. With the exception of Barry McCor-mick, the American league umps have seen previous service in the circuit. McCormick officiated last season in (he American association, having joined Hickey's forces when the Federal league passed away. Mr. Johnson announced George Moriarty, former Detroit third sacker, would be carried as a reserve umpire this season. Moriarty managed the Memphis Southern assoc'ation club last season, but turned over the reins to Mike Donlin, former outfielder for the Giants. SPORT SIDESWIPES Outfielder Shorr, Chicago semi-pro, Joe and Jack Herrick, who will furnish the feature boxing bout at the Moline Y. M. C. A. athletic show this evening, would like, to meet one Pancho Villa, preferably alone and while he is asleep on this side of his beleaguered domain. Then imagine: Here is Jack standing over in the southwest corner of Pancho's boudoir seconding brother Joe with an army rifle against his shoulder and a cleaver between his teeth. Joe sneeks up and after relieving the sleeping beauty of his armament, gently arouses him with a prod between his shoulder blades with a broadsword and presents the Mex with a statement Tor $3000. Tliis is the amount appropriated by the despotic ruler in 1913. after a 32-round fight in which Jack was one of the principals. The battle took place in Juarez, and the purse was $:!OoO. winner take all. Herrick was awarded the decision, and after the fuss he went to the box office to collect his money. About that time Villa stepped out of the crowd and covering the money with a broad hand, said in broken English: "Never mind, young man. I'll take the jack. I can use it to good advantage in the rebellion." Jack and Joe looked at each other, s.'zed up the big. swarthy chief, and didn't overlook the mighty gat he held. They decided not to protest and Pancho took the coin. The next time Jack was booked in Juarez, he made arrangements to his money before the fight, but agaia ; YTlln !.. ... .. ! ""'"cu in tin me proceedings and Jack donated his services. for the opening of the National league race, if the hitting they did in Wichita yesterday is any indication. Frank Ishell, former White Sox, sent two of his best pitchers to the rubber in an effort to defeat the big leaguers, but that availed him nothing, for the Cubs hammered the ball terrifically, running up a score of 16 to 5, on fifteen hits. Score: R. H. E. Chicago 6 2040220 16 15 1 Wichita .... 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 5 12 2 BatteriesPerry, Packard and Elliott, Williams; Lyons, Davis and Ty-ree, Yaryau. Braves Annex Another. The Boston Braves yesterday took the lead in their series with the Yankees, winning the fifth game, 4 to 3. Love's wildness in the seventh decided the issue. The New York pitcher gave four consecutive bases on balls and forced in the tying run. The winning tally followed on Konetchy's sacrifice fly. Just Like Midseason. The Philadelphia Nationals pitchers held the Jacksonville team of the South Atlantic league to two hits in Jacksonville, Fla., yesterday, and the Phillies won easily, 4 to 0. The score: R. II. E. j Philadelphia 4 6 ol Jacksonville 0 2 l' Batteries Fortune and Fittery and Adams; Home, Fulton and Baker. Giants Pulverize Rox. The New York National league second team found Little Rock's pitchers easy yesterday and won from the Rox, 10 to 0. Score: R. H. E. New York 10 17 0 Little Rock 0 9 1 Batteries Kelley, Causey and Kocher, Sanberg;. Ledbetter, Knight and Chapman, Kennedy. THEIR FIRST APPEARANCE Moline AB. R. H. PO. Emerson, 2b 3 0 0 1 Hornburg, cf 3 0 0 2 Swanson. ss 3 0 0 Kelly, 3b 3 1 1 1 Riley, lb 3 0 0 11 Lee. If 2 0 0 2 Holland, rf 1 Urquhardt. rf 1 0 Bowman, Seely, c Raatz, p Hopkins. Burns, p 1 1 1 0 1 0. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 E Iowa City, lo., April 3 f Sr . 19 the Dispatch) Inability to Lit Gj'jj, who la expected to be the s-tii- number of the Hawkeye twirling s-;.;f thi-j eenson, caused the downfall of the .Mo. line Three-I league crew yesfenlay hf. ternoon in the first of a series cf yx practice games with the Iowa jii,l. After seven innings Coach K-i4's men were returned in the It-fed, :, to l. This was the second workout tie Moline youngsters have hid n.:j spring and their hitting showed that they have had no 1 atting pi a tire. T,,e 0 ! collegians, on the other band. l te been practicing a month or more. Kelly Only One to Hit. Kelly got thepnly Moline hit. sr. 3 aided by good fortune was able to convert It into a run. In the fifth he lifted one over the infield into r-r.hT and promptly stole second. GiliU- r-sponcjed by striking out Rilev M.d Lee, but Aschenbrenner let l e s test J strike get past him, the Moline fif-idf-r " going to first while Kelly took third. ' j An error by Ticktin when Gli'is at- Totals Iowa Brow n, If Layton. 3b Gillis, p Harbison, rf Frank, c Aschenbrenner, c Eichorn, cf ...... Kremer, 2b 2 Clough, ss 1 0:son. lb 1 Ticktin. lb 0 1 1 IS 12 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Bill Hopkins. Moline twiiler, whoe hand was mangled in the game at i Iowa City yesterday, returned this ! morning to have the injury given at-; tention by the club physician. He ! i will be unable to play for several days. tempted to catch Lee off first, allow tj Kelly to score. Gillis Fans Fourteen. Fourteen strikeouts in seven Innings was the record which Giil: made. In the fifth inning he rrw-'n out three men, but one got away when Aschenbrenner failed to catch the hi ball. While Iowa failed to make a great record at bat, the Hawkeys connected ea.-ily, and only one cf college boys struck out. The Iowa scores came off Ramz Mid Hopkins. Brown, first lowan up in the first, knocked the ball over Lee's head for two bases. He si i .red oi Two-base hits Brown, Frank. ; I.ayton's sacrifice and Gill's' flv , i;t Stolen bases Kelly. Gillis. Harbison. ! to center. In the fourth a poor thr.iw Sacrifice hits Layton. Ticktin. ! to fiist by Kelly permitted La ton to Passed ball Asehentrenner. Umpire j RO to second. Gillis singled t!:ro"eh Sullivan of Moline. j the pitcher's box and Layton scored. Innings pitched Gillis 7. Raatz 3, After Gillis had stolen second. Frank's Hopkini 2-3. Burns 2 1-3. Struck out! two-base hit scored him. Hew long By Gillis 14. Emerson, Hornburg 3. Hopkins would have lasted at this Swanson 2. Kelly, Riley 2. Lee 2. Hoi- rate is a question, but the difficulty land, Urquhardt, Bowman. By Raatz j solved when, in fielding Eichorn's kin batily t er on the left hand. He will be out of the faij:e three or four days. Burns beid Iowa scoreless for the rest of the fray. Totals 21 H. PO. A. E. 10 0 0 0 0 10 10 10 0 1 0 0 1 8 0 0 0 .". 0 0 0 0 0 0 j 0 1 2 0 j 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 10 1 3 21 4 It - - - - i - - -- 1. Olson; by Hopkins 0; by Burns 0. j hard drive, he sp!it the Bases on Balls Off Burns 1, Clough. j the base of his third fing Moline Hits 0 0 0 0 1 0 01 Runs 0 0 0 0 1 0 01 Iowa - Hits 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 Runs 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 Dispatch Short Ads Bring Results. Nelson McNeill, infielder recommended by Ray Fa lk. is on bis way to Moline, it was announce! t morning. McNeill has been trtiniiS with the Galveston tlub. EXHIBITION RESULTS Hitting the bowl and pitcher circuit arrived in Moline last night and was J ; ' 1 " , , , A Blu hustled off to Iowa City to join the j Norman' Oa. and defeated the gang. He was accompanied by Arthur i"iver8,ty 0t klalloa teani' 9 to Eishadt. infielder, who reported here I Ihe ?f refeset the concentrated ans in the fourth inning, when in holding Mel Wolfgang to strict accountability they succeeded in ce- Danny Claire, second baseman on thu Tlem IVtfiiricm t p'j ni laut coaenn liou i been signed by the Moline Bas'eball I n,Ptlns dou;)Ie and sinfe-association. In eiehtv-eisrht carries last . The 0ther faot to the collegiate season uanny hit for an average of .272 and fielded .955. He is a whirlwind at the keystone station and Ned Pettigrew feels more confident with his acquisition. Twelve candidates for berths on the Rock Island club this season were out at the park yesterday. In the party were Joe Berger, infielder; Louis Kolls, utility; Andy Ware, Fred Marks and Billy Neal, pitchers; Carl Cove-1 tick, cnicago catcher; George Watson, Chicago third baseman; Joe Dres-sen, Kansas second baseman; Fritz Erlewein, second baseman; Warren Briso, St. Charles, Mo., pitcher; Dew ey Lyle, Minneapolis pitcher; Franklin Johnson, Lynn Center pitcher. A hurler named Reed, who finished last season with the Milwaukee American association, club, reported to Tighe this morning. Reed is a southpaw, of which there are now two of the eleven heavers' signed by Jack. 9 Pettigrew will send part of his youngsters back Saturday for the exhibition game between the Plow Boys and Islanders Saturday afternoon, "in Rock Island. The McMners will also play in Rock Island Sunday and by that time the entire Moline squad will have returned." - Dispatch Short Ads Briug Result. bonfire was picked up in the second round, when their safe hit materialized. Russell pitched the last fourln-nings. and only one reached first during his term, and that one on an error by Risberg. Score: R H E White Sox 9 15' j Oklahoma City i 3 1 Batteries Wolfgang, Russell and Jenkins; Briscol, Fooshe and Wise-nant. Win for Yannigans. The White Sox Yannigans yesterday beat Dallas, 3 to 1. The Sox were outhit, two to one, but Jim Scott was effective in the pinches. The Hose played a fast fielding game, especially Eddie Murphy, who got two off the fence. Murphy is making a great bid for a regular right field job. The military drill got a Dig hand from the crowd. Macks Beat Atlanta. The Philadelphia Americans outhit the Atlanta team of the Southern association in Atlanta yesterday, winning 6 to 4. Score: R, h. E. Philadelphia ..... . ...... g Atlanta ...... .4 8 1 Batteries Bush. Nabors and Pici-nich; Day. Davis, Robertson and iSei-derkern. Cubs Ready to Open. 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