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1 2 A tin; miookiAN daily i:a;ll, m;v yduk. it iisday, ramu.vi.Y. 10, uh.-,. NURMI A SELF-MADE SUPERMAN, NOT A FREAK OF NATURE HENDRICKS TELLS WHY CINCINNATI WILL RELEASE CAVENEY AND FONSECA joie Ray Acquired His , Stamina by Heaving Rock In Illinois Stone Quarry It.v (.I.OIK.i: () l:oi.ie-lrcd runner ran brat a.mn Dial wo Americans lark Inns." It is Jole Hay the Eagle correspondent In Kay's dressing wm at Madison Square (ianlrn before his recent mile in 4:134-5. Joio sits In n chair In the barn-like nnart-mi'iit Ming away vigorously ut ono of. the spikes on his running Hhoe. "1 turned tills spike up In Huston, " Tie adds ns he hammers It bark In plure. 'Let's ho,., 1 was talking about stamina the vital ingredient In the makeup of a mlddlc-distatice runner. Itltola Is an example of u runner who has little rise hut slamlna. yet he alone ran five Nurml a real rare ut distance alH.ve a mile and a half. "Nurmi is tli- supreme example uf the lm vt.-iiv-e or stamina. You ask me If I consider Nuiinl n freak of nature a sort of superman. I'll give you a plain answer-No! Nurinl Isn't perhaps I should say, he wasn't born one. l o my nunil. tne , wonnen in To my mind, the, wonderful M- thing about Nunnl is that lie did it all by himself. I mean It was bis Indomitable deterniinal Ion to become the world's greatest runner that en-nbled him to make that drenm a real 1 1 y. ft Nunnl Made lllm-rlf Into a Miennan. "NT TI'll.MI made himself what ho is today and I hope he's satisfied. He ought to be. He has every right to feel proud nf his marvelous achievements. Only an experienced runner can realize how Paavo hud to punish himself to develop the matchless stamina that today makes him Invincible. The man In the street has no Idea of what Nurml suffered in order to reach Ills goal. "My own experience as a runner enables me to appreciate the stole ir.ncrlrice necessary to build up that Incomparable stamina. 1 know L the monotonous drudgery, Instlng month after month, the abstinence from the softer thing's of life, the cruel hardships of sclf-denlnl. the wearisome grind of never-ending training. Fay, those girds who call Nurml a superman are unwittingly depriving him of the credit due him personally for his self-sncrlflcing devotion to an ideal. If he was born a super-runner he wouldn't deserve anv particular credit for ills exploits. They's simply be due to Inborn qualltiea for which ho wasn't responsible. o v Will Tower Is Secret Of Paavo's Success. T N my opinion, Xurmi'a real great-1 ness lies In the fact that he built himself up to 'superman stature.' 1 can't emphasize that fact too strongly. Of course, Nurmi had flne natural equipment, but 'his physical makeup wasn't a bit better than that of hundreds of American boys. Will power made Nurml great. He systematically trained himself for the terrible tests he knew were before him. He deliberately paid the price for stamina and let me tell you that it doesn't come cheap. "A distance runner must build from tho bottom up. There Is no short cut to success. It's those nun-, dieds of miles that don't show in tf8 programs that give a man his stamina. I never look at Nurml yllthout visualizing all those back-breaking miles which appear in no record book. Believe me, Paavo has earned what's come his way. He is now cashing In on all thoss unsung races against the stop-watch. o A Rough Early Life Toughens a Runner. ' "1 KNOW what It means to build up stamina, because I've been through the mill myself. If I can beat every American runner at the mile. K'i because I have more tam inn than my fellow-countrymen. As a kid my life was no bed of roses. No great runner was Dr bred on a diet of cream puffs. The rougher the road the tougher you'll turn out If you don't pass out before you get wuere you want to go. . "I had to work like a dog for my bread and butter to hold down a job as a "handy boy" in a stone quarry. It wasn't a very high-toned Job, but It made me sleep at nights. I was so tired at the end of a day that I could have slept on a bed of rocks. My father's llttlo house was six miles from the quarry where I toiled, loading wagons and chunks of stone or made little ones out of big ones. "Every morning I walked those six miles to work, carrying a heavy dinner pall on my arm. We hadnt any automobiles to soften us up in those days. Four of the six miles (he route lay through deep saner. Have you ever tried walking on a soft beach? It's a good way to develop the muscles, I'm here to tell you. Between the sand nnd the pail I was pretty well tired when I got to that quarry. Then tho real heavy-work began. "When evening came I hiked those six miles home on foot, swinging the empty paid. Very often I ran part of the way. gradually Increasing my distance. You see I loved running. Nearly every great runner loves to nn. He couldn't stand the drudgery if he didn't. It's the Miles That Dun't Show Which Count. QOMEVVHERE 1 remember read-ing a story of an art buyer who remonstrated at the price set on a painting by a well known artist. 'Why should I pay $1,000 for that picture.' he sold, 'when It only took you a few hours to dash It off?' 'Ah. my friend.' responded the artist, 'you forget that It took me 20 years to learn how to put In these two hours.' I think that simile applies equally well to running. When next you look at Nurml remember that it look him 14 years to develop the stamina which makes his record-breaking stunts seem childishly simple. "You must bufld for stamina frqjii the bottom up, and once you've ar- miued stamina voti ve got to fight j l'ke hell to Keep II. Soft living is the curse of present day American life. We're losing our old hardihood, as luxuries creep in. Thr- automobile Is the runner's curse. I drove n taxi i for years, but remember, tha: was! rfter I had built up my stmnina. As I ii boy I didn't know wh-.it nii'iis; were. i o I Niii-nil Walked From j Dark Hay Station. i TURMI rnusf IN he can walk 1'uses to rlilo whenever ilk. When we arrived lu Boston hut week after the long train ride from New York, all wo American athletes hopped Into taxis ond mo'ored to the Boston Alhletln Association nieel. Did Nurmi accompany us? He did not. That eon-srleiitious Finn insisted on walking nil the way lo the armory.- I pick ut this little Incident because H TREVOR. Nunnl over n distance for tne .-lmpic the characteristic stamina nf t lio Kankakee Mil Mtuwir mining 10 in- a. freak. He Isn't a superman ; or. Milton Stock Shines in Mobile Golf Tourney Special to Zlie F.arile.) Mobile. Ala.. Feb. 10 MIHon Work, third baseman of the Brooklyn Superbas, who makes his winter home In Mobile, proved here Sunday that his athletic prowess Is not limited to tho diamond. Paired with Charles O. Ollinger, the young right-handed pitcher who once was a member of the Hrooklyn club, In a bert ball match. Stock flnlshod on top In the golf sweepstakes at the Mobile Country Club. 1 With one half of the combined handicaps. Stock and Ollinger turned in a card of 82. This, with a handicap of 20. gave them a net score of 58 nnd the prize. Stork, who has signed his 1925 contract to play with the Superbas. pays that he will report at the Clearwater training camp early. Is typical of Paavo's devotion to the principles thef have made him great. You muv think him silly to go to such lengths, but it Is this relentless concentration on the task in hand that puts hlri in a class by himself. All his life Nurml has made it a habit to walk cr run to his engagements, instead of riding. No wonder the American runners have had to take his dust. lit advice to American boys who hope to emul.ite Paavo Is to develop slamlna first, and let the speed come afterwards. I realize that this Isn't popular advice. it means namnen hard work. Americans can benefit by Nunnl's rigorous training methods If they have guts enough to stand the gaff, but they should not attempt to copy Nurml's style. HIb technique cannot be profitably imitated. It's peculiar to the man bred In his bones. An American who tried to copy Nurml's upright style of running would be "killed off." It's not his style but his stamina inai wine for him. o Ray Boat .lours, Taber and Klvlat. i ((THE stamina I acquired In boy- j- 1 itood, enabled me to beat fUJiv TS-fc mo were potentially my u-- peBor. I ran against Abel Klvlat, John-Paul Jones and Norman Taber In their prime, and usually beat them. Once In a while one of that trio would lick me, but on the average I would win. The fairest basis on which to make a comparison of runners Is to- figure their performances over a long period of time. If you compare my complete record with that of any other American runner, you will see that I can back up my claim to being America's uiost consistent middle-distance man. "Once you have built from the ground up, your stamina pulls you through in Utcr years. It is 10 years since I met Jones, Taber and Klvlat, but today I am running faster than ever, while they have, faded out. "From my husky father I Inherited the rugged constitution which gave mo a foundation on which to build stamina. My fnther had a wonderfulphysique. He went In for boxing, and once fought Jake Kllraln In a barn out Wept. Dad wanted me to be a fighter r.nd trained me to box. As an amateur I had 36 fights, without once tasting defeat. Kor a time I was bitten by the ring bug, but my love for running iiroved the stronger. From a financial standpoint I may have been foolish to give up a ring career for the cinder path. "If L don't lick Nurml in a race pretty soon, I'll challenge liim to put on the gloves with me. I read In his life story that he is something of a boxer, too. Maybe Tex Rlekard wouldn't pack 'em in, if he put Nurml and me on in the Oarden! I ought to hang a K. O. on that bird's chin after the rude way he's been knocking off my track records. Ruth, Rice, Goslin, , Renault in Golf Event Hot Springs, Ark., Feb. 10 Base- hall was well represented In the two flights of 18 players each over the Hot Springs Golf and Country Club course Joday in the first IB-hole elimination rounds of the President's Cup tournament. "Babe" Ruth of the New York Yankees nnd Sam Rice of the World's champion Senators were In the first flight. Leon "Ooose" Goslin or the Senators and Jack Renault. heavyweight boxer, were, among those who qualified in the second flight. ' RACING PI RSI..S. the total purse distribution on the American turf this year is expected to amount to $ 1 2. 100,000. Jeff Pfeffer Is Signed By San Francisco Club F.FF PFKFFER, veteran major league pitcher, who at various tlm os bus heaved for Brook J lyn. St. 1 ouis and Pittsburg, bus been purchased by the San Francisco Club of the ' Pacific Coast League. Pfeffer will report to the Seals for spring training at Bnyes Springs. F.M. 1$, The purchase of Pfeffer culminates four months of negotiation on the part of the Seals' owners. The deal tlrst got under way last December and was closed a a few days ago following word front Barney Dreyt'us.s. owner nt' the Pirates. In his letter of recommendation the Smoky City magnate declared thet be could think of no hotter pitcher for the Seals. The only reason why the Pirates released him uulriglit, was because of the fact that they had to make room for a younger pitcher, Pfeffer was with Brooklyn when the Superbas won the pennants in 1916 nnd 19 20. CROWD HOOTS AS OFFICIALS RULE is; De Forest's Lad Gets Re venge in Bout, but Con zonari Gets Decision. The long-nwalted nn-ellng between Tony Canzonrirl of the National A. C, the present New York Stale champion in the Ilg-pniind class, and .ilninile Mendoza of the I'nullst A. C. the much-discussed box -r w ho Is protege of Jimmy Deforest, came about last night and had n inurt unsatisfactory ending. Mendoza is the youlh who. unintentionally enough, brought about the permanent suspension t Deforest and the temporary banishment of three of bis fellow boxers by appearing Inte for tlu Sliitc championship bouts a month or so ago. When the A. A. U. boxing officials refused to permit him to compete. Deforest- withdrew his Oliver entrants, thereby incurring the wrath of the amateur fistic gua'dlnns. Can-zonarl was the winner of I he event In Mendoza' class, but It has been a mum-mooted question as to whether or not tho result would have been the same had Mendoza been allowed lo compete. At the end of three rounds of fast milling, in which both boys gave a splendid exhibition, with Mendoza having what appeared to the spec tators to be an unquestionable edge, the decision called lor a draw, necessitating an extra round to determine the winner. This met with the almost unanimous disapproval nf the crowd, but the bout continued and Canzonari was awarded the verdict. In the extra session there, wun no doubt that Cnnzonarl had the better of the argument, but most of the onlookers believed that. th bom should have concluded at the end of the third round, with an opposite ending. The bout caused quite a bit of commotion, nnd It was sotuo time before things settled down to normal. In the early part of the fight Canzonari proved to be an easy mark for the t.nappy left hook which Mendoza sent to his mld-sectlon and head, and on one occasion wus noticeably troubled when Jimmle crossed a stiff right to his Jaw. While the champion did a great deal of .the leading, Mendoza caused him to miss many of hi leads,' and In turn shot in accurate counter blows which seemed to give the Paullst hoy a considerable advantage. In the extra round Mendoza wus bothered by an injured hand which spoiled his previous effectiveness. The bout In the 160-pound class was a humdinger, with Robert Rathye of the Norwegian Turn So ciety and Louis Koher of Rutger's Gym furnishing the fireworks. The two battlers tore into each other at the opening belUand It wa a con tinuation iterfoijniyice of . terrific sniKgins until the middle Of the final round; 'when Koher was knocked down for keeps. During the course of the affair both boys cunve in very close contact with the canvas on soveral occasions, Israel Proves Speed, Another great 'contest brought to gether Murray Israel of the Trinity Club, the Long Island champion at 138 pounds, and Mnrtln Smith of the Congress Home, K. of C a former State tlilaholder. Israel uncovered his fastest brand of footwork and bombarded the former tltleholdrr with a various assortment of hooks and jabs. Isr.iel forced the struggle and easily won the decision. Kd Kelly of the Paullst A. C, who holds the metropolitan crown in the 147-pound class, Knocked out Joe Hanlon of the Trinity A. C. In the second round after the stubbornest kind of a scrap. Frank Corbett of tho 23d StreeJ Y. M. C. A. was the only other fighter to be counted out during the evening's festivities. John KlUeran of tho National A. C. did tho trick with a crashing right to the wind In the second round. SUMMARIES, llft-pountl class Tony rnnzonarl. Xs- tlonal A. C, defeated .ttimuts .Mendoza, Paullst A. (., 4 rounrtu, JthtKP derision. J 28-pound rlans Wllliw Ureenopnn, Educational Alliance, defeated .timinie MaR- wood, irlnlty A. C:., 3 rounds. Judges de cision: John KlUeran. National A. C. knocked out Frank 1'orbett, 23d Street Y. M. C. A., 2 mlnutea 6 seconds of the second round. 13R-ouTd claaa Murray tarael. Trinity A. f, defeated Martin Smith, rongrean Home, K. o( c., three rounds, Judges' de-cialon. H7-pound class Harry Hempler. unattached, defeated Joseph Hchroeder, Educational Alliance, three rounds. Judges decision; Kd. Kelly. Paullst A. L, knocked out Joe tlanton. Trinity A. 0., 2 mlnulea 40 seconds of the aecond round. lny-pound -rlass- Rohert Rathye, . Norwegian Turn Society, Knocked out Trfula Koher. Tlutger's tiyni 1 minute SO seconds of tho third round. Where i -a .4 J i 4 JM". m ft -1 if- v. ) 'mi Yv. Hi: This is Henderson's "crater" In Long Island City as It Is expected tu appear when completed by May 30. SI -ii'-'a'- I -1"- i, i n v f f AWM m i.'V.'.: 'j J ii -IP MP '.iiisUI READY. FOR .. . 'NWF ' . . . . ' ' ''..,... :.;;:'.;: t - ' . . f ' Iv , ..... H L : v :vl N O, Cyril, this isn t D Artagnan, sallying forth to an affaire d'honneur, armed with his trusty rapier, but merely Elliot Va1-lance Bell, captain of the Columbia fencing team, which face tho West Point swordsmen this week. Yankeeii as a rufe don't take kindly to sword play,' preferring to settle their dis putes by tho good ola-rasnioneu 3 L. I. Golfers Play Well on Bermuda Links (Special to The F.aglr.l Riddels Hay, Bermuda, Feb. 10 Thi-eo Long Island players playing in the Riddels Bay handicap event upheld the honors of Long Island in Bermuda yesterday. Debonair Don Parker, leader of the American contingent In Bermuda, placed second In the event with a low net of 137 strokes. Parker, who is a member of the Garden City Country Club, received 22 strokes, which, deducted from his total ef 159 for the round, gave hiirj the low total which placed him next to W. CI. Gosling of St. Johns, N. F he winner of the event. A. W. (Laddie) Biggs Jr., the long driver from the Cherry Valley Club, snared fourth place with 147 strokes, having received a handicap of six strokes. Other Long Islanders in the tournament were John Good of Garden City, with a card of 183 31 152, and R. F. Mundy of Garden City, with 158-c6 IB 2. Francis Ouimet, who scored a 69 during the morning round, drove a hall Into the lake arid three out of bounds at the 12th hole in the afternoon and as a result he took third place In the net standing. However, he took the medal for the low gross score with 147 strokes. St. John's College Loses Close Game to Villanova ' ' (Special to The Eaulc.) Philadelphia, Feb. 10 The St. John's College quintet drnpped a closely contested court game to VII-lanovva here last night, 22 to 20. The local team avenged a previous setback at the hands of the Brook-lynites. NKwStAX STARTKD yoi'NG. Tom Newman, tho famous English billiard player, was an expert with tho cue at the early age of 10 yea rs. Dempsey-Gibbons Bout May Be 3v 4(N. AS ft v4 vi, f r- y ill. The proposed stadium will cover a sue ;w by OHO feet und will seat 105,000 spectators, according lo Churles L. Henderson, head of tha V ft THE FRAY method of fisticuffs, but P.ell's middle name suggests that n dash of Latin blood flows in his veins. The bird cage which Hell holds Is intended to fit-over his dome when the steel point begin to clash. Tho buttons on the ends of tho foils are unged with red, having a gory mark on the white gherkin when a touch Is scored. Dooleysjob as DarlmouthCapt. Goes to Parker (SperlM .to Th Ragle.) " ' Hanover, N. H Feb. 10 Nate Parker of Bellevue, Ta was elected captain of tho 1925 Dartmouth Foot ball team here to succeed Ed. Dooley, who resigned the captaincy a few days ago and left college on account of an injury and the advice of his physician. Dooley received tho Injury about aweek ago when, he was thrown from a horse. Parker s one of the most consistent and popular players on the varsity squad. Since coming to Dart mouth he has won two D's in foot ball and one In track, made his numerals In freshman football and freshman baseball last spring, he put the shot on the track team but this spring he Is going to try tor the baseball team. In the estimation of Coach Haw-ley and his assistants, Parker was the most valuable man they had In the forward line this past season when Dartmouth went through an undefeated Beason. He took part In every game and only a fraction of his time during tho games was spent on the bench.. Ho played through the ontlre Yale, Harvard and Brown games. Beside being an athlete, Parker is a member of Phi Beta Kamia and Is one of tho most dodu lar men in tho 1925 class and Is at present vice president of his class. Church Bowlers to Stage Big Social Function On Tuesdny evening, Feb. 17, the Catholic Church Bowling League will hold Its third annual entertainment and reception nt Arcadia Hall, Hal sey st.'near Broadway. 11IO Pl'RSK FOR WALKKR, It is said that Champion Mickey Walker Is to. receive a $20,000 guarantee for his Pacific coast debut al the Vernon arena, where he is to meet Bert Clinia in a 12-round clash on Feb. 24. 0" syndicate planning the structure Matchmaker Han McKottiick hopes to have Dompsey tied up with a con traeMfl-flteet-erther tJibbuns or W'tlhr "sw fl'tfnr j.'M. i3jJ it LAD BIGGS GREAT VICTORY OVEIUpET Cherry Valley Youngster Surprises His Friends by Conquering Boston Star in Bermuda Tourney. liy GI.OKGK TRKVOH. When smiling, happy-go-lucky. Laddie" lllggs embarked for Ber muda, with ' Don Parker's golfing argonauts recently, few thought the Cherry Valley youngster had It In him to win the Bermuda. amateur championship. The nuine of Francis Ouimet amoiiaf 'ho starters was In itself enough to make Laddie's victory appear Impossible. Hut Bigg Isn't frightened by illustrious reputa tions. You've got Jo beat him on the links, nnd nobody in Ihe strong field at Tuckerstown was equal to the tusk. f Playing on the famous Mldoceau links, designed by Charles lllnir MucDonald of ftoulhanifilon, L. I., young Bigg.-i came through tne toughest section of the draw lo his first important, golf title. Judging by Laddie's rapid Improvement, It won't he his InBl. Kn route to the finals. Biggs con quered his youthful rival, "Dick" Jones of Westchester Hills. This In Itself was rated an upset by those who don't know the caliber of Laddie's game. Richard Jones has played more tournament golf than Biggs and is more widely known. Oulinct.is Beaten. The semi-filial round brought Hlgcts against the mighty Ouimet. To the surprise of the spectators, the match did not develop into a massacre of the Innocent. In fact, It soon be. came evident that Ouimet was In danger of being slaughtered. Francis, far from the form which conquered Hay and A'ardcn and almost won him a British amateur crown, topped four drive from the tee. The gallary could not believe its eyes as Ouimet continued to repeat this amateurish blunder. Biggs, meanwhile, on the crest ti his game, gave Ouimet no loopholes to retrieve hi bud start. The kid beat the veteran by 2 and on the 17th green, Edward Chllds of Boston carried Biggs to the 19th green In the finals, where Laddie sank a good slxed pult to clinch the title. This extra-hole match recalled Biggs' splendid vic tory over Flndlay Douglas In the metropolitan championship at Lldo last summer. Biggs won the extra hole from the veteran Scot on that-occasion by one of the nerviest re coveries ever seen on the links. Doug las appeared a certain winner when he drove straight down tha fairway, while Laddie hooked to a trap. I'lay-lng out of the aiul, however. Biggs got home with a bold masble Bhnt. Douglas was so astounded by the boy' comeback, that he missed an easy putt for hi half. An Appealing Personality. Kvldently, Biggs thrives on sen- side links where the winds roister und rollick. Ability to battle the sea breezes is the hallmark of the true golfer. Laddie Is not a fair-weather player. Superbly huilt, this strapping youngster, who resembles his clubmnle, Eddie Drlggs, in physique and features, hns the powerful wrists nnd forearms that de molish distance. Blpgs Is one of the longest drlvors In amateur ranks. Off the too he frequently .outhlts the redoubtable. Drlggs, who is rated ftong Island's "siege-gun." Ijiddle Is a wonder at getting out of trouble, be It heavy grass or deep sand. His powerful wrists do yeoman's work In such situations. Tho Long Island colony now hiber nating for the winter, was delighted to read of Biggs' triumph.' Iaddie has a winning personality. Amiable to a degree, he Is always smiling. In fact ho Is too good-natured. Win! ho must strive 'for now is more con centration on his game. If Laddie cultivates a grim, match-play tem perament, he will go far on the links. A champion must take his golf seriously, but it may be that a title achieved at the sacrifice of Biggs' happy-go-lucky spirit would not he worth the price. His friends , like Laddie a he is. Catcher Hartline Signs. President Charles H. Kbbets wired today from Clearwater that he has received the. signed contract of Catcher Hartline for 1925. Hartline was secured through the draft from the AugustNflub of the South Atlantic League. Boxing Bouts Tonight 27tli Division. Train Armory Tony Itfliiry vs. Kftllor tie C'applo, 6 rounds; four other six-round houts. Staged v t i -- ''...j-w . W' j:ti..z7j .. fer the holiday opening. Football games are planned for (he fall. Ground will be broken as soon as - wenthrr penults. - Shortstop Hurt Too Often; Crilz Got Job at Second; Both Are Still for Sale lij THOMAS S. It K'I". t - WHY was the Cincinnati National League club itlde to obtain waiver from seven other clubs In lis ow;n circuit and eight clubs In the American l,eiigue circuit on Louis Fonsecn, second baseman, nnd Jimmy Caveney, rhortstiip. nrnoltlyn funs have been especially Inqiilsltlfc on the subject. Mnny of them still believe thai both men would have been worth the Investment of th' waiver price. They have not hesitated to say so, and follow by writing to the papers. Brooklyn has nil txcellotit second biisnnun In Andy High, and for the last Six weeks of the 11121 season High was its useful as any batter in th big leagues, If not' the most timely uf all the hitlers in those leagues. Hrooklyn has In Johnny Mitchell an excellent fielder, whose acquisition from Minneapolis late In July undoubtedly wns responsible for the beginning of the s;iui t whlch'lantled the Superbas In second place. Johnny, batter, was last sencon either the luckiest man we ever saw In the' majors, or is seven times u, better batter than his motions Indicate, What the fans had In mind when they squawked about tho waiving on Caveney and Fonseca was that Brooklyn had no second line defonse. and th club appeared to be overlooking n bet when It let Fonseca get away Rlnce the squawk', which certainly seemed to hive reasonable foundation, Brooklyn ha traded Outfielder Bernle Nel to the Boston Braves for James Arthur tCotton) Tierney, who began with the Pittsburg Pirates, was traded to the Phillies and later to the Braves. That has helped Ihe secondary defense. Manager .luck Hendricks of the Cincinnati learn gavt; the present writer the status of Caveney and Fonseca and his reason for asking waiver, (juolh Jack: Cavonpjr Too Sulx-epilble To Accidents I-r a Regular. I'" AVENEY and Fonseca were and are good men. Cincinnati asked waiver on them because, as has been frequently published, and I true, the Red have thi year's, surplus of most promising lnfieldlng material. AVe have obtained waivers on both players from every club in bothvmaJors, but they are si ill the property of Cincinnati, whlchvis still In a position to sell them to any major club needing Inflelders. The report that had been claimed by Detroit was not correct. "Caveney Is a brilliant shortstop end batted .274 last season, but If you look up his record he batted In only 05 games, or less than two-third of the schedule. He batted in lit games in '1922, the year he came to us from Kan Francisco, and he baited In 138 games In 1923. "His trouble is that he is to susceptible to Injury. That wa particularly true last season... We not only lost the services of a brilliant performer when an injury befell him, hut his lay-offs, with the necessity for substituting Sammy Bonne at short, disorganized the infield. Bohne and Caveney had different styles, and when one took the place of the other it threw Plnelll, at third base, and Hughey Crltz, at second, off their stride. While veteran in-flebVrs soon aeopmmodate themselves to one another's methods, 11 always requires some little time for a new man, and a new man at short or second above all otherB, to work smoothly with his mates. The con sequence Is that you may lose games through misunderstanding or hesitancy which we on the bench or Held comprehend, but which escape the eye of the fans, or even the veteran reporters. "Caveney would be an asset to half a dozen major clubs, but they apparently were afraid to take a chance on him, and waived." Too Many Second Basemen Cost Fonsec His Berth. CONCERNING Fonseca, "whom Brooklyn tried td get In 1928 and early in 1924, Manager Hendricks said: "Fonseoa played second and first base and the outfield for a little more than half the season in 1921. He batted .276 in 82 games. The next year he ylayed 81 games at second base and created a sensation by piling up a hatting average of .361.. He played second base and Barnes of Brooklyn Farmed to Chattanooga ,' IT 1 seldom that a major league magnate vlns his faith absolutely on a. newcomer from the minors. The late Tat Moran did that when he pinned hi faith on, not onlyi one, but two minor leaguers, Babe Flnelll and Jimmy Caveney, to play third and short, for Cincinnati In 1922, and let hi veterans go. Plnelll and Caveney made good - ond justified Moran' judgment. Barney Dreyfuss Is going just as strong "till .year on Al Nlehaus, the Chattanooga first baseman, who was obtained by the Cubs, then in this winter was traded to Pittsburg, where he is already counted as the regular first baseman, vice Charley Grimm, traded to the Cubs. How heavily Barney has backed Nubs of Sport News. Rogers Hornsby has signed a three-year contract with the St. Louis Cardinals. He is to receive $100,000, at the rate of $33,33:1.33 a year. Walter Jflhnson has abandoned his efforts to buy a PaoiHo Coast League club und will pitch for Washington. Al Maniaux, who Is a floorwalker In a local department store, has applied for voluntary retirement from biiseball, much to the dismay of the Yurikoe owners, who paid $13,000 for his release last season and. want to send him to Minneapolis,, Paavo Nurml won the special 3.000-yard run at Portland, Me., lint night, hut his time of 8 minutes 14 2-5 seconds was disappointing. The record Is 7:58. Jole Ray finished third to Let Larrlvel of Holy Cross and Jimmy Connolly of Washington In the Invitation three-quarter-mile run. Paul Berlenbach. New York light-heavyweight, added another victory to his list In Philadelphia by stopping Frnnkte Magulre, Wllllamsport, Pa., In the fifth round of a scheduled ten-round bout, Tim Maloney of Boston knocked out Sailor Tom Maxted of Newark, In the first round of a ten-rcyiind bout at Providence. Maloney broke Max-ted's Jaw after Ihirtv seconds of fighting. ' . ... Lieut, Earl Balrd of California was awarded the referee' decision In a first base In 1923, batted In (5 games and had an average of .278. "In 1924 Fonseca hatted In 20 Raines for an average of .128. "Fonseca 1 essentially a second baseman, and does not go well on the left side of the diamond. The Beds have Hughey Crltz for second baseman In 1 925. Hughey batted .320 in 1924 in 102 games and siole 19 bases. He also stole a gume or two In Ihe Held rom, none other than the Brooklyn team. We have Hughey on tap at second. We have Sammy Bohne, who can play second. We have a couple of young fellows who cap play second. We have Fowler, who can play second. We have enough second base prospects and sure things to equip a-, small league. , "That was the reason why we decided fi ask waivers on Fonseca. We were tnpheavy In his department. "Fonseca hurt his left shoulder badly last season. That kept hlin out a longtime, and the lack of play-Ing nnd practice explained his ,228 liatllng average, which Is far bolow. his natural ability. Some have said that the other clubs waived on Fon- -seca because of his shoulder Injury, but he played In the last three or four games of the season, and seemed to be as good as ever. He would be worth a trial with a major team that was shy on material on the right side of the diamond." There is the summing up of Cave- i ney and Fonseca. One or both might well be worth an Investment, butin criticizing any club for not claiming Caveney or Fonseca, or both, It is well to remember Ihat 15 major club waived, and It la to be presumed that Ihe 15 magnate and their managers new what they were doing. ' ' Miirnnville Is Early At Cubs' Camp. WALTER (RABBIT) MARA.V- VILLE gained as much fame in 1924 with the Pittsburf Pirates as a second baseman as he did In mnny previous year a a ahortstoit. It was Manager PJ11' McKechnle's -happy thought . to shift Maranville from short to aecond and the change . prolonged the major league career of the inflelder by several years. McKechnle traded Maranville this winter to Chicago, . with Wilbur Cooper and Charley Grimm, for Vlo Aldrtdge, George Grantham and Al Nlehaus, a first baseman. Maranville kept in shape last season and performed prodlgie for the Pirates. He has awakened to the necessity for taking care of hlm-stlf, and thi year he has gone to the extreme of reporting a week ago at Catallna Island, William Wrigley's private domain off the const of California, where the-Chics go Cubs do their early training. Muranvllle hustled to Cataiina equipped with one wife, one child snd a bunch of fishing rods. Whether fishing or early training had most to do with his showing up long in advance of his new play, .nates need not be questioned. The fact remains that he Is where he should be. Manager Billy Klllefer, who Is also at Cataiina, knows day and night where to find the equal. If not the superior, of any second baseman extant. his Judgment that 'Nlehaus will deliver afield and at bat in the National League is proved by his releasing Everett Barnes to Chattanooga, to fill, the job at. first base resulting from the rise of Nlehaus. P.urnes was with Dallas (Tex.) League last season, and was recalled by Pittsburg. He was also recalled by Pittsburg from a minor In 1 923T He Is a Brooklyn boy, a graduate of F.rasmus and Inter -of Colgate. He was on the famous Erasmus team which had four men go to the majors for more or less time. One was Karnes.? Two others were Waddy Mci'hee, pitcher, and Clinton Bluine, second baseman, trie by the Olants. 'The, fourth was Eddie floebel, outfielder, who played with Washington. Boston Red Sox, and finally with Detroit. dose ten-round bout with Steve Smith at Bridgeport. Young "Shlek" Leonard of Walllngford was awarded a technical knockout over Tommy Burke of Ireland, when Referee Mc-Ciirlhy slopped their .scheduled six-round bout in the first round. COLLI :iK TEAMS AT N. Y. A. C. MEKT. ' , For the first time this season the entire athletlo squad of Pennsylvania, Princeton, Yale and Harvard universities will be represented nt the New York Athletlo Club's annual Indoor games Saturday night nt Madison Square Oardon. ' Wednesday Sport -Features , How the Yankee Will Fare in Uic 125 American tpaguc hiiicd-Ulc By Thomas S. Rice. Nui nil's Chance of . Breaking the 2-Mllc Record on the tiurdetl Track, Which Ho Llkos By i-orge Trevor. lM"t of Kdille ("Cannonhall") Martin's Ton Bct Routs, as Related by the Ipintaniwclght Champion to W. C. Vrctiand. Will "Lefty" droves Put the Athletics in the American Ixagun Pennant Race? -By James J, Murphy, Another Sparkling Cartoon by I'Va, Murray. - ;

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