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BASE BALL GOSSIP. SAVINGS AND DOINGS ON THE QREEN DIAMOND. Walter Wllmot Sk«tch«d—F«w Twelve- Inning Gmnei Played Tfow»d»y»—The Hew Hole* Olre Batimen Grout ch.incc for Hani—Old Timerfc ; ALTER R. WIL' mot.manager of ifce Minneapolis team, of the western league, was well known tor several seasons as the clever loft fielder of the Chicago club, o£ the national league and American as_ soclatipn. He was born October IS, 1S63, at Stevens Point, Wla., and learned to play ball while attending school. He did not begin his professional career, however, until 1886, when he accepted an engagement •with the St. Paul team, o£ the northwestern league, taklrfe part that year In seventy-one contests, and ranking Bixth In the official batting averages. He remained with the St. Paul's until the close of the season of 1SS7. His excellent work -with the St. Paul's led to his engagement with the Washington club, of the national league, for the season of 1SS8, taking part that year iu one hundred and nineteen championship contests. He continued with the Washlngtons throughout the season of 1839, participating In one hundred and seven championship games, and ranking nineteen as a batsman in a field of one hundred and twenty-one players, according to the official fielding .averages of the national league. Dnr- Jng the season of 1890, when most of tho players of the Washington club seceded and Joined the Buffalo team, of the players' league, Wllmot remained true to the national league, and .•was assigned to the Chicago club, of that organization, taking part that year In one hundred and thirty-nine cham- jilonship games, and again ranking high as a batsman, and ninth as a fielder, In the official averages of the major league. He remained with the Chlca- gos until the close of the season of 1895. During the season of 1891 he •took part In one hundred and twenty championship games, ranking twenty- fifth as a. batsman in the official averages of the major league. In 1S92 he took part in ninety-two championship •contests. In lS93-he played In ninety- three championship games, and again ranked high as a batsman In the official averages of the National league and American association. In 1894 he took part In one hundred and thirty-five championship contests, and had a batting percentage of .331, according to the -official averages of the major league. In 1895, his last season with the Chica- gos, he played In one hundred and eight championship games. During the six years he was a member of tho Chicago club he participated in six .hundred and eighty-seven champion- •Bhtp contests, besides many exhibition games. He Is five feet nine inches ID •height and weighs 1G5 pounds. sending the crowd Into hysterics. Year* after, •while traveling in the northwest. I saw the noted ' twenty-two Inning game between Seattle-and Tacoma—* Rnme where first one club would get anead, .then the other would tie tnf score, and the fortunes of the day alternated until evening, when Tacoma finally won, 6 to 5, if I remember rightly. The Tacoma pitcher that dfly was Donahue, who is now twirling for the relics of the St. Louis Bro-wns. Where Tlioy Ha»« CJonr, "Another of the remarkable games 1 saw was the twenty innlna tie between Chicago and Cincinnati In 1862. Walter Wilrnot saved that game for Chicago and enabled the Colts to escape with a draw. With the bases full In the fourteenth round, somebody Holllday, I think—iaade_a terrific drive Into deep left. Back Walter ran, but nobody dreamed that he could get tho leather. Jumping high In the air, he caught It, returned it to the Infield and the day was saved. That was the last of the great extra inning games. The oddest that I ever saw in the extra- Inning line was also between Chicago and Cincinnati and WD.S played at the old west side park in 1S90. The queer feature of the game was- that Chicago went-ahead in every Inuing, and that the Reds, who had last bat, tied them seven times. Bug Holllday made two home runs, In each case relying the score, and tho whole Cincinnati team seemed to take a hand In the lucky hitting that held the colts to a tie. The excitement of those old-time games can never be equaled under the present rules. Nowadays when a hitter of any prominence comes up the crowd simply sigh and remark: "All over." Even the poorest of batters is apt to jab the ball and It Js a surprise If the pitcher gets away with the bluff when there are men on bases and not more than one out. In those days GENERAL SPORTING. SOME CURRENT TOPICS AND TIMELY COMMENT, Few Twelve-Inning Gume». I doubt very much if the ball-patron- teing public of the present time will ever again be,thrilled by another sucl» extra-Inning struggle as used to take place ever and anon during the olden days. The new rules are too kind to the batsmen and there will surely be a • burst of hits before many innings over the regular nine are played. I believe fifteen Innings were played by two teams last year, and that will probably te a record standing undisturbed for generations to come. These rules are death on extra Innings. In the time irtien the pitcher could send strike mftcr strike noross too fast to be seen games of all the way from twelve to •Ighteen Innings were very frequent FRED DUNLAP. there was the thrill of hope and expectancy as the great slugger walked to the plate—the eager calculating of the fact that the odds were 3 to 1 against him, tho strained palpitating wait and then, maybe a hit, maybe a strike-out or, most likely of all, a hard drive,,a brilliant catch, and another Inning. Ah, me! We'll never see such things any more'." . W. R. WILMOT. and.always highly exciting. I had the *trange' .fortune to be present, In various years, at a lot of now famous extra- inning games of the past. One of the greatest ever played was the seventeen- Inning, 0 to 0 game, bet-ween the Syra- .cuae Stars and the Maple Leafs of Toronto, Canada. There was a game wher« the skill and strategy of. the pitchers Alternated with extraordinary fielding until the crowd—Syracuse was a great ball town years ago, and there was an immense mob at the game—was-wild •with excitement. When the umpire taally called the game it was so dark that the street lamps were lit and yet the clubs-wanted to go on playing. Again, I saw the great. 1 to. 0 game between Detroit and Providence. Here, with :the gcore 0 to 0 after eighteen In- jtlngs' desperate play, Radbourne came t« bat :and wafted the ball over the .fence, winning the game and simply The Wbeel »t the Antlpodei. Late advices from Australia report tho continued SUCCESS of the American 'cyclist, William Martin, At the Melbourne Exhibition Building 'cycle grounds Martin again won high honors. He rode In fast company in the one mile open, such experts as Harris, the English champion; Rice, Porta, the Italian champion; McLean, Lewis, and others being entered. Martin, however, won the trial'heat, and the final in 12m. 13s. At the same meeting the New Yorker was entered as a scratch man in tho mile handicap and won easily, though in fast .company, in 2m. 15s. In. the eight hour sports race he was scratch, but won his trial heat, two iniles. In 4m. 55 3-5s. The second heat was captured by W. H. March, 110 yds., -in 4m. G33-5s.; third, won by M. J. McLean, 75 yds., in 4m. 551-5s.; fourth, won by G. W. Davit', 190 yds., in 4 m. 4Gs.; fifth, won by W. Hlckox, 180 yds., in 4ra. 53 3-5s. The linal heat was landed by Martin, scratch, in 4m. 53s., amid groat applause. At the testimonial 'cycle benefit meeting held at Melbourne, Martin also captured the half-mile lap event from a.large field, In 412-5s. Later in the day .the New. Yorker captured another half mile event, in 41 3-5s. In the last race Martin defeated Parsons, the Australian champion, and Megeon, the Tasmania expert. McLean, the colonial champion, captured the five-mile the Onamplon Wine Shot'of the United St»t«l—Two Buropenn Wheelmen Who n»ve Won Fame and Wealth—in Hi* Ring. _. ERHAPS the tie-Mr all-around t.rap shot In this country, and certainly the champion inanimate bird shot ol the United States is Fred Gilbert "The Phantom" ol Spirit Lake, Iowa. He has come rapidly to the front .SB a crack of the veryflrsc class within tho past two years, and recently and within six months has won two handsome trophies as souvenirs of his superiority as a wing and target shot, one of them being the three-hundred-dollar "E. Championship Cup." The other was the Dupont Trophy, contested for in Baltimore in October last. Although Mr. Gilbert hail wen somewhat o£ a reputation at smashing clay pigeon targets, he was a dark horse when the Monumental City tourney began. Pitted against him were such noted experts as George Brown, of Benton, Texas; D. A. Upsom, E. D. Fulford, Captain John L. Brewer, A. H. King, J. O'H, Denny, William Wagner, Allen Wllley, E, C. Burkhardt, of Buffalo; W. L. Shepard, of Chicago; T. H. Glbbs, of Columbia, S, C.; C. T. Bodlfeld, cf Cleveland; Frank Clasa, C. E. Vergles, C. M. Grimm, F. Gilbert, George Corning, William Clark, Altoona; J. M. Porterfleld, Chattanooga, Tenn.; J. Timmons, Aaron Woodruff, Clarldge, Ducker, Dent, Coe, Bondy, Hood, the pick of the shooters of the country, besides most of whom as a bird shot Gilbert was a mere novice, haying in all his trap experience never shot at more than two hundred pigeons, but his record as a game shot was always one of the best in the west. The "Phantom"'did not start off very well at the beginning, doing no better than second In the first three events and losing out in one of them In the shoot-off, and once he fell back to second hole. Two firsts and two seconds were the. tied positions on the second day, and the third day's fusilade finished with him in the front rank with eleven others. Many of the experts were unwilling or unable by penalties to continue on the fourth day. As a conesquence the number who went to score was considerably reduced, and the squad work more rapid, but at 2:30 o'clock Gilbert and Charles Macalester, of Philadelphia were the only ones finishing .with straight tallies. Gilbert killed his first five tie birds handily, but Macalestor, through over-confidence, missed, falling into second place, with three others, giving to Gilbert the handsome trophy, the glory and the purse oi $1,290. So it was, on the more recent occasion of the E, C, tournament on Mnj" E, 6, 7 and 8, when he carried all before him there, proving himself a far and away superior clay target shot over Rolla Heikes, the first choice in tha race, and the then acknowledged champion of his class. This was the first time that the title was actually contested for, and Mr. Gilbert was proclaimed the first and real champion, and received the.challenge trophy as an earnest. At present he is on the shooting circuit, having been creditably heard Irom in the recent tournament held at Memphis, Kansas City and St. • Louis': Already he has been called upon to defend the Dupont trophy, and did it successfully. . . . • v Cut Prices If you want a 3 minute CREAM FREEZER, A BICYCLE, A REFRIGERATOR, A Screen Door, A Window Screen Or anything In the Hardware line at CUT PRICES, this week call on JOHN T. FLANEGIN'S, 310 Market Street. DlulcofT and Eden. Michael Diakoff, a you,ng Russian, is the latest bicycle racing sensation in England. Before he had been In her majesty's "tight little isle" two weeks te won the. twenty-five mile champion sprinting. iJiakoff's nams Is pronounced Mitchell Jaykoff. Jaap Eden, "the flying Dutchman" o European cycling is just now one o: .he most Important fl>i>r<?° li ^-o Je has beaten Johnnie Jonnson, r.iO whom the French papers call the "champion of the amateur world," am everybody else he has met Eden has •wonderful speed and endurance and Is recognized as one of the beet men on f ie bicycle tracks of Europe. FRED GILBERT. International scratch race at the St. Kilda Cricket grounds, Melbourne, In 12m. 352-58. Corrnaugncou appears to have recovered from the stage fright with which' he was afflicted early In the season, and la putting up a fast game. During their stay at Washington Manager McGunnigle and his Colonel! went to the White ROHM and were received by iPreildent ', MICHEL DIAKOFF. ship race of the National Cyclists' Union. That was his first, and, so far, his only day on an English track for racing purposes. The brief dispatches from London call him a "cycling phenomenon" and other names of the'kind. Diakoff will go after other National Cycling Union championships, .and It is probable that, tie will get 1 nome of them, English bicycle papers speak • of the young Russian in; terms of 'highest praise: -Judging by his work In train- 1 Ing they declare that he will cut'an' Important figure In English racing this summer. < London Wheeling says of him tha he has a fine style, not unlike Harry. Wheeler's,."and that he,has the material and the motion, of a fast flyer. Diakoff came to England with a record of having ridden more than .twenty-six miles, unpaced, within an hour.. Like inoit other European racera; he go«B m Chlceffo-Clnblnnat! Game. 'An old "Spalding Guide" of 1890 affords some Interesting studies of the •players of a few years ago and their fate. There were 117 players .in the big league of 1889, and of that entire number Just thirty-three are still holding the honors that they had then achieved. Twenty-nine are now In minor leagues. Mike' Kelly, Jimmy Fogarty, Martin Sullivan, Elmer Sut- cllffe Owen Clarke, William O'Brien Kid Madden and Silver Flint are dead Charley Bennett is a cripple. The rest, excepting Arthur Irwin and Ned Har.- lon, who are now league managers, have retired Into private life, mostly- full of years and honors, and. are saiil to be nearly all prosperous.. Jim O'Rourke, Dan and Hardie-Richardson John Ward, Jerry.Denny,'Sid Farrar, Fred Dunlap, Arthur Whitney, Ed Andrews, Jack Rowe, 1 Deacon White, Will Sunday, John Cl'arkson, Ben Sanders, John Tener, Ed Bufflngton, Mickey Welch Dell Darling. Jim Radbourne, John Morrill, Tim Keefe, Jimmy Gal- vln,.Ed..Morris and Charley Snyder are among those who have left the diamond since'1S89, and all, are supposed to be getting on well, excepting Keefo and Snyder, :r who persist In exposing their lives in,'the pursuit of umpiring. In the American association, that year there were 123, players. Of this number 128 are in the service, of tho big league at present and thirty-two ire in minor leagues. Tip O'Neill, Darby O'Brien, Hub Collins, Ed Daily, Ed Duffee, Phil Tomney, John Ewing and Ed Bllgh are dead. 1 Among the retired-ones best known In the past are Harry Stovey, Dave Orr (paralyzed for life) Blondie Purcel, Ralph Johnson, Long John Rellly, Pop. Corkhill, Hick Carpenter, George Pinkney, Joe Hornung, Jim Keerian, Kid Baldwin, Paul Cook, Eleton Chamberlain, Sam Barkley, Ed .Seward, Ed Bushong. and Toad Ramsey. : . . T. fi. SULLIVAN. , Diamond Dnrt. . Short Stop "Shorty": Fuller has been released from New York, which club has a superfluity of short stops: Frank Shannon, of the Loulsvllles, has been handicapped by malaria thlr season, hut his work • Is -showing marked Improvement now. . . . ; Arinori set a good example Jn. hurrying the •; game: along. He •keepi ;hl» men•jrioylar ; from first:toyia£t, and ta on tniiline^rtH-the time.' I — Headache, Nervousness! All the result ot thlnkim? where I dm find a fine &cent clgnr. . 2—Wonder what the COM MERCIAL 10-centrtgar is like Everyone praises It 3—What' everyone nys must c. 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