The Brooklyn Daily Eagle from Brooklyn, New York on March 25, 1920 · Page 22
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The Brooklyn Daily Eagle from Brooklyn, New York · Page 22

Brooklyn, New York
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Thursday, March 25, 1920
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2 TY COBB NO LONGER WHOLE TIGER TEAM By ROBEHT M ACON, Gn., March 26 The subject up for discussion today is a bal club which represents Detroit, a city said to be permanently locate. In Michigan. In the olden days, even a far back as 1916, it wai belief that this baseball rus Cobb and several other persons who played minor parts. In fact, som the slangily inclined critics nick-named the ball club the "Tygers," whicl lant all that the name implied. But they put on a ne , dftange of scenery. Instca-; athletes, the most recent ct , effect. Mr. Cobb and a co dozen bing, copping, annexing and otherwls annually by the American League to That's all they care about this year, rre perfectly satisfied to let the othei Therefore, i e disposed of tl take It from us. they should be taken serlc great bunch of athletes on the payroll, and it I alderable trouble in the next six months. He and they will form a nucleus around which team. The outfield is high-class, the infield is fair and it seems as if the catching staff will be on the job. The only thing at all doubtful is the pitching staff, but John Wesley Coombs has been engaged to tutor the twirlers, and John I an accomplished instructor. When a baseball manager points with pride to the occupants of eight positions and views with alarm the candidates for the pitcher's peak, it Should not be a cue-line to register surprise. That is exceedingly old stuff, and every manager in the big show, with the exception of McGraw and Fred Mitchell, is pulling it. If a major league pilot could get a high-class slinging squad early in the year, he could forget all about ball games and spend his afternoons In the movies. LEFT-HANDED AND CROSS-EYED PITCHER. GATHER closely and let's take a look at the hurling hopes now on exhibition twice a day. First, there ia George Dauss. a gent who has been through the mill and not subject to stage fright. In addition. George is a fine flinger and will learn a lot of new stuff from Coombs. Bernie 6oland is next on the list, and everybody knows Bernie can do many things With a baseball. Doc Ayers, who was swiped from Washington last year, still is present and voting, and will be used frequently with good results. Next to appear is a tail Swede, Howard Ehmke by name, who flings with his starboard flipper. Howard developed Into a high-class performer at the tail end of last season, and ia expected to continue the good work. Hubert B. Leonard, who was purchased for 113,000 last year, has proved a good investment and Is the star of the troop. Hubert will do a great deal in keeping I the first division. i yes the old t The 1 that from Nash' e Claude pitches, the proves he is good. He is a right-hander, 22 years old, and Jack Coombs says he will remain with the club. Frank Okey, another hurler, not only Is left-handed, but also cross-eyed. Frank has a deceiving move when runners are on base. He appears to be looking at the runner, but that is not true. When he pitches to the plate, the man on first runs back to the bag, and when he throws to first, the batter makes a futile swing at the ball, which Isn't there. However, Frank needs more experience, and will be sent to the tall and uncut nghi-h ind J. B. Glo TWO INFIELD JOBS OPEN. "-DD1E AINSMITH probably will do most of the catchim 1-1 YVoodall of Fort .Worth and C. J. Stanage is back again, but will not be used unless the others fall by the wayside. Freddy Yalle, who has been with the club four years and has not shown much improvement, is slated for the long, long journey. There is nothing to worry about in the outfield. Bobby Veach in left. Ty Cobb in center and Flagstead or Chick Shorten in right are enough to make any manager congratulate himself. The infield, however, Is different. Harry Heilman will be at first and Donnie Bush, who, by the way, is starting on his thirteenth season with the club, has shortstop cinched. Second and third are yet to be filled, and Jennings is experimenting in the present series with the Braves. R. S. (Pep) Young is the regular keystoner, but Bill Siglen, who was with Portland, Ore., last year, is giving him a hard rub for the job. Pep is a great fielder, but a weak hitter, and when it comes to stinging the sphere, Siglen shines. At least, that's what they say here, although he swatted for only .279 on the Ralph I'inelli is making a strong bid for third and may send Bobby Jones to the locker. Ralph was purchased from Sacramento and looks like a good player. He was with the Yankees once, but lingered only a couple of minutes. Bam Hale, who once was an outfielder, played a great game at third for San Antonio last year and also is a candidate. Jones still is in the running. He had a great year in 1918, but last year he slumped. Perhaps he will come back this year. Ellison, the utility In-fielder, also is working out. TIGERS REAL PENNANT CONTENDER. JENNINGS had a good ball team last year and make a strong 'bid for the pennant, but weakened at the finish and ended in fourth place. This no doubt was caused by the poor start. Before the season was a month old, the club was in last place and it was tough sledding from then on. Hughey aaid the boys took things too easy in the spring series with the Braves and grew overconfident. The Boston club furnished little opposition and the Detroit players knew they could loaf for a time and then go in any time and slam a few runs over the plate. They at the start of the championship campaign. This year it will be different. Jennings says the men will play the gann whether they are five or fifty runs to the good, and that should help. Detroit looks like a pennant contender. The team should finish in tht first division without any trouble. Five men can hit over .300, the infiel. will be strong, and Jack Coombs will see that the pitchers are in shape. Th Iways has handicapped the Done TABLOID SKETCHES OF THE NEW MAJOR LEAGUERS. No. 58. DEWITT WILEY LEBOURYE M'. OUTFIELDER PHILADELPHIA NATIONALS. Bats Left-handed. Throws Right-handed. . Weight 175 pounds. Height 5 feet 11 inches. Club in 1919 Peoria. III., Three-I League, finishing season with Phlla dolphin Nationals. First engagement - Marysville, Cab. Trolley League, 1916. Club since Ihen BeatUe, Wash.. 1918; Peoria and Philadelphia, lBlf College record Two years at University ot Santa Clara, Cal. Playe Rugby football there us well as baseball. War rerord Served for year as yeoman, second class, in Navy. 1919 redQrd (with Peoria) Games. 120; at bat, 49B; runs, II He, league) ; baa btta, 163 (led league): doubles, 27 (led league); triples, 9 homers, 6; sacrifices, 9; steals, 36; passes, 46; strikeouts, 66; average, .329. . record (-villi Phillies) Batted '270 In 17 games. BY RED SOX. nrli 26 The New , to the BosUl! Red tw "'games 'a pier"" I al.erly'dld the, UU- Kelly, who Is filling 'I shoes at first for the j hit for the circuit. W. MAXWELL. club representing Detroit consisted o ecently and there has been an entln leading man and a gang of Shuber of a galaxy of stars, or words to tha highly accomplished young athlete: swiping a pennant vi If there are any ot seven clubs fight it o in first place. honors, they rung I e John Hughie .Tenr could be desired. Claude Jonnard, e eye, but that's all he needs to get by. I uncork a new supply of alibis, which my two years, also has developed i: He is a left-hander. Platrieau C le other pitchers. I Harr Manion or Tulsa didn't play real baseball and suffered Tigers since the days of Wild Bil cting a pennant. "We wi p can do. Of course we i our chances by October CLARKE SKATES TONIGHT. Jackie Clarke, who is to meet Eddie llurke in a best (wo In three match r"ce al Bradway Roller Skating Rink tonight. U rounding into real p . In h 1 half-n with leas Mason day night It was at first thoughi that he was badly Injured, but he 11 again showing good form. THE BROOKLYN DAILY EAULE. NEW YOItK. to On TVie Boston amp mmine Ry. ANP HAVE CeRTfciri VlLLAe f J hear the Com puc TOP- A0PeeS5 . M I HtM FAMItlAPLV Af "WALT p Everybody Kept on the Jump When the Superbas Practice By ABE YAGER. acksonville, Fla., March 25 Pic-; a ball park with 28 athletes doing lething or other to beat the weath-man's threat of rain. That was close-un at the Brooklyn Su- perba's workout yesterday afternoon with Uncle Wilbert Robinson keeping 1 eye out lor slackers. There were The pitchers Ditched, the fielders fielded, the batters batted, and up against the grandstand, those not ac- h bunting practice. It was a scene activity for two solid hours, no different from the everyday practice of the Superbas, but elaborated In this story because nothing else happened. Watching an ordinary workout, minus a ball game, develops the same kink In your neck trying to keep tabs on what is hannenine as vou develop under the big tent. 'Way out in the hinterland the outfielders are chasing fungoes from the bat of Bernie Neis, the foreground the batters are hitting the pitching of twirlers in their pitches, Robbie is batting to the in- field and warming up, and some dozen or more players are divided up Into cliques of three or four, engaged in bunting practice. The war correspondents make an interested audience, flanked by Mrs. Sherrv Smith and Mrs. Doug Baird, watching their hubbies at wo crocheting. Here and there ar other spectators. Mitchell a Comedian. ing, if c gum itehell with the vaudeville stuff. been out in right tield chasing He breaks In on the bunting S and gives a laughable carica-:hi country boy al th Kit. Mitch" ies himself up in knots, chokes - wi'h hands wide apart, ex tes. and hits the ball awk-On the screen it would be f , the laughter of the ladies ol.son and Bernie Neis have leir bit in the field. They fore-at second base and decide tc !, who Is a d beats him. Much Olson, who grabs Neis at ten feet or more. More the tield and in the rueger and Otto .Miller f 120 feet, the estimated tween the home plate and 9; they practice throwing Vtth Run Around Field.. ve. Robbie, while batting d, seeing that everybody lething and keeping tabs r and Elliott, in he plate. All Vie nstnnt chatter of the old life." etc. e parade ; t the I Twenty-eight players speeding a dash" for 'the clubhouse the showers and the trolley car to thn bote! :,nd upper. The nlovles arc sure Ebbou oiis.Ul. rs St. Aujrustlne night from his motor trip to Miami. Kla He saw li e Cincinnati Reds day r couple of Innings against the Yankees, but would not pass Judgment on the worlds champions been use re Squire ot' Flatbush said It was 11 trip worth while, and then discussed the probaMlltlas of (raining at St. Angus- Inc. Fin., next spring. He said he ad opened negotiations with Harold Colee, secretary of the St. Augustine club, and would have correspondence with the said Colee during the sum - mer on the subject. It l all a matter Our Boyhood Ambitions By Snail Has Nothing On Southern Caddie 1HE proverbial the Southern c expressed in th jw going the re difference between 1 caddie and a stump?" "I give it up." "Why, if it moves, it. of inducements. The weather is bet ter at the ancient city ot t. August mi; than at Jacksonville, but the expenses are greater. There's the rub. Meantime the St. Augustine club tried hard to get its grounds in shape for an exhibition game with the Superbas, but failed. A nice bit of diversion for the athletes gone wrong. Uncle Robbie says he will work his regular pitchers against the New York Y'ankees from now on in order to win the series if possible. The Superbas nave a goon start 01 lour straignt irom the Yanks. The robust manager plans to send Pfeffer, Smith and Cadore into the fifth battle today. All three have been usually effective, and should again smother Babe Ruth et al. This ruthless warfare against Ruth and his satellites makes no hit with Col. Til Huston, half owner of the Yankees and a buddy of Your Uncle, but Robbie says friendship ends when the umpire calls play. Manager Miller Hug-gins will use Mays, Mogridge and Thormahlen in an effort to give the New York writers a chance to brag a bit to the Manhattan fans, but the outlook for these pitchers is dubious, to say the least, when the Superbas are 1 yesterday doit their bids, boils and flu to the contrai notwithstanding, proving that b; players are a willing lot. Ward short and Olson at second put over whole passel of inside stuff, makil phantom double plays and tagging o dreds The pair are getting bett acquainted with the work around tl keystone bag every day, and should in going to bis rt, and Ward is dl t of covering sec .1 w hale of a fielding game. 1 1 baited .417 to date in the Y n .-- Ward has not done so v b. lias been there with an occasional j immy Johnston will remain a( thll tiusc he belongs there. lie h.i di practice fielding bunts yostcrd. while he did not set th.- .... I Outfielder Win n l ' -"n ue win 1 j more, ' perspliB that not ami na dent He ,),.,, ros mil forbids i with hi :,, o'l not. Th j paraffin, emery, 1 Heydl. r jlie stai lie National I., .r 11, e barred. Touching we have read Hu m n see nothing that rom nibbing the bull r sandpaper an 1 e glove. It Is UP to ruling on this before THURSDAY. MARCH Webster WALKER BILL WILL HAVE A HARD TIME IN THE ASSEMBLY B HAROLD ,T. BLACKFORD. (Special to The Eagle.) Albany, March 26--The Walker Box-ng Hill reached the Assembly today liter passing the upper House late yes-erday amid a tumultuous debate and 'ith bitter opposition from a number of p-State Republican Senators. Assemblyman J. Harvey Ross, Republican, f Brooklyn, will handle the bill in the ue for hard sled ding in the lower branch. Already the ex-soldier members have demanded an amendment that will prevent Jack Dempsey from boxing in this State untitl he is purged of the charge of having evaded the draft. Senator Walker stated that he was willing such an amendment should be made. He refused, however, to make it in the Senate yesterday on the ground that it would delay the measure so that it would "get into the hands of the Assembly Rules Committee," which he said he feared would Thegformer service men at their meeting did not act formally upon the question. Assemblyman Louis A. Ctivillier offered a resolution, but it was not acted upon. Several of the soldiers, however, went to Walker and the Senator stated that he had no objection to such an amendment being made in the lower branch when the bill came over. Frar Sweet WIU Seek Its Defeat. Friends of the bill have expressed the fear that. Speaker Sweet will seek to defeat It in the lower branch. The against it and a sharp fight Is expected in tin Assembly. It passed the Senate yesterday by a vote of 20 to 19. All the Democrats supported it, as did the Republicans, Lockwood and Burlingame of Brooklyn, President Pro-tern. Walters, Sigc vf Albany. Ancles or tm ,f Queens, Marshall of of Hamilton and Gibbs of Buffalo. Senator Thompson of Long Island was the only Senator from below the Bronx who voted against the bill. Senators John D. Knight of Wyoming. Frederick M. Davenport of Oneida and George F. Thompson of Niagara led Senator Gibbs of Buffalo asked for .intendment limiting tne rounns ,ott instead of tifteen. but withdi his npposit loomed him ( to Buffalo a: I if and then go hack II them what you did out oMu.xing" and that I' . .i. ,nrH champion- fought out In Madison ship Basing Commission Can Control. Walker declared there were "scv-..1 1 '. ifeguards against the latter pos-ihilitv" and that the Boxing Commission could stop such a bout by its lection to the provision in the bill ivhich adopted the rules of the Army, .11 would have power say."' declared Walker. milted in the room when the hearlm was held on this Mil. They are Jeal ons of this bill and do not want M forts than tin y are capable of to flgh the bill on fictitious grounds." steiuitor Idvennnrt attacked the nil because be said It led to furthering the alms of professional athletics ,.lh, r llvm 1, in:, 1. 01 ami , ollege t 1) letlcs. Davenport was a college professor, lie asserted It had been found that the professionalizing of sport, confining it to a limited few, was a bail plan. At present, he declared, the tendency waH to popularize sports, so (hut evervone In the colleges participated. He said lie would be for a boxing bill lhat made the sport of more general Indulgence as an amateut 23, 1920. Change in Her Putter May Trouble Miss Hollins Abroad e of tl t title, her the British title, ir she persists in he enl intention of going abroad ii the spring, will be handicapped by thi necessity of changing from the he hen ectady to the straight-btaded putte Hide wilt re Hie center shafted club is an outlaw. tionins is the "lid who h; 1 gone in for the Sehen-elub, others of her sex steering oka lear of it with refreshing Since tho club is nermltt-d ill this country and is used by leading men players there is no reason why Miss Hollliis should not use It, except that in view of her forele-n t,.r i. may suffer from changing her putting 'I'eeted by a change of .dubs little one (jo the green, and resent Metropolitan champion ncludlng that at Wilmington in the J. S. chamDionshin nf 19 1.1 when croft of England took part, the slight- si impairment ot ner game tnrougn hange of club might suffice to lose ler the chief honors. Miss Stirling the national rhani- pion, will not have to Ot herself to a different club on arriving in Eng- the old British type of putter with which she learned the game as a little ith her hair down her back. In that respect golfers of whichever sex are wise, if they have any idea of crossing the water, in confining to themselves to theflub that is accepted everywhere. .miss Hollins has decided to sail ror ngland on April 17 and has notified e Women's Metropolitan Golf As-eiation thai she will not defend tile The British women's title play begins lid the Metronolitnn .lime 14. a leeway that would allow Miss Hol- tnne to return to this country, but evidently intends to take in more 1 the title play on the other side, best wishes of a host of admirers will . accompany Miss Hollins, who lias one of the most charming of Dcr- sohallties. British Championship Conditions. The British amateur championship, ie committee in charge decided on arch 8. is to have no medal nlav qualifying. If more than 128 com- t the ;nd of this play a new draw wdll be title play will be at 18 holes except The championship proper will begin i June 8. The open championship ill be olaved at Deal on June 30 and July 1 instead of June 28-29, as first luncea. two qualifying rounds be played June 15 and 16. Mrs. Hammer Sole. Met. Player Left. Both passed safe ary ordeal ' of the oth , the Brookl; nquisliing i tight competing tet Chess Club, leader jr games, which lpss there be a Rice Progressive CI Club of Man- t in the ninth ; Metropolitan of t the premiership for of the Brook- lyn Lness -beginning a 4 Court Square, play tdock, Saturday eve nt' the match be these clubs. The scene of Me lon then was at the Rice Progressive ooms and the home team emerged ictorious. Irrespective of what th result may e on Saturday the local players will e in the best possible practice in preparation for the ma-tch by telegraph, which is being arranged with the Kenwood Chess Club of Chicago for April 10. The pairings lor me iiiwi iuumu e the following: Ocean Hill vs. N. Y. Cniversity, Swedish C. C. vs. City College, Marshall's C. C. vs. Columbia, N. Y. A. C. Rice Progressive. Appended 18 a luriner seu-cuou ol games contested in Metropolitan League matches: PxP2 tBJ n-RS tKt5 B-Q P-K4 Q-B2 BUaHWICK 747 CAPB. Broadway Bowling Alleys & Cafe BKUAUWAT, LUK. miHILt AVt. Grand Central Howling Academy WILLIAM CORDES. ProprUtW. Ml FulUn 8t.. BrooktTB. ter winning bv 2 and 1 with the medal tcore of 88. ' Miss Glenna Collett of Metacomet, the youngest of the contestants, had the misfortune to clash with that fine match player, Mrs. Kalpn Hammer or r iusniug, f lefeat r 1 1 fa el ites ime through, ler of Phlla-nd 6 to Mrs. nt .Miss lUeanor (')u elphia, who lost by I l.ilol , - ( eected to hold the former champion to a closer margin. With Mrs. F. B. Dan forth of North Fork a victim of the titleliolder. Mrs. Ii. H. Barlow, the only Long Islander left In the competition for the title Is Mrs. Hammer. lainlni nd players In other flights fared thus. Third eight. Mrs. Leo F. 1 1'-. V allev lost to M rs BOl II. Apawamls. 2 down: sixth eight, T Spa done, Brooklyn, lost to Peter Boyd. Philadelphia, 7 and luminaries', first sixteen: Big Clubs Are Remiss. I'ogson oi the Metropoli tan Golf Association announces that the Association cannot get out the 1920 handicap list by April 1, the customary failed to send in their reports. He gives a list of 32 clubs who have shown remissness, including some of the tip top clubs of the district. Mr. Pogson calls attention to the fact that this v. ar for the first time In the history of local golf the entries for the Metropolitan championship will ba o the names on the handicap list c Matches at St. Augustine. (Special lo The Eagle.) Sume closo and inleresting matchea were played yesterday on the St. Augiiai links In the winter championship of Florida. '. F. Skehens, of Huston, the winner of the qualifying medal, had an easy time disposing of A Palmer of New York, by (I and 5. W. A. Knight, of SI. Augustine, present State champion, and George P. James, of Washington, carried the match to the 18th hole, where Knight won 4 to 5. Jones, of Washington, and O. B. Goode. of St. Auk limine. Jones killing Goode's t hane s by making a four on the last hide. (J. W. Morse, of Rutland, Vt had an easy time with Clyde Krin.i, of St. Augustine, winning 3 and l third i the me g tween R. G. Biglov W. P. Kent, of Chicago, Hugh Willoughby Jr.. of Philadelphia, won bl 5 and 4 over N. V. Porter, of Ashoville. L. J. Hopkins, of Chicago, defeated (.'. M. Wood, of Ipswich, bv 3 and 2. W. P. Hunt, who tied for CHESS i Cuban to Yisit Baltimore. Jose R. Capablanca, who plans to leave for Cuba on Saturday, will go to Baltimore, tomorrow night, for tha purpose of giving Ins only public ex- l this count! . Balti- ically all officers of the Baltimo: ciation are making the Members of the Manhattan Chess Club will hold high revel, that ia, in s.rictly sedate and chessical fashion, at the Hotel Sherman Square In Manhattan Saturday evening. I. M. Brown of Bradford, England, for upward of 30 years the editor of the British Chess Magazine, is here on business in the interests of the Bradford Dyeing Corporation, of which ho is a director. His recent stay in New York was too brief to permit of his visiting the chess clubs here, but after his return he hopes to find the opportunity to do so. Ha expects to return to England about the middle of April. Chess Problem No. 371. Li LJUifl BILLIARDS and BOWiG RATIONAL RECkEATi6 898-40(1 Fnlton fj-

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