Fort Wayne Weekly Sentinel from Fort Wayne, Indiana on August 9, 1916 · Page 6
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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·'' Eight THE FORT WAYNE SENTINEL. Wednesday, August 9,1916. World Cctor r-rioHac Co.. Si. lava. Mo Cleary Signs George Nill to Finish Out Team. His Mart Cleary put a climax: on his efforts In search of the best semi-pro ball team in this part of the country. He has signed Cltorge Nill, a former big leaguer, to play xut.i the Blackbirds Sunday. Nill is P"P- lai- ii: this city and his rise into big league j-lay had been looked upon by the fans "of the city as nothing out of the ordinary. Nill is an inflelder and his addition to the already fast lineup will make tho fans Bit up and take notice. Nill took his start frci-i this city, breaking in the big show ·with the Washington and Cleveland teams. He retired two seasons ago. and iHKt season managed the Republic Rubber company's team. Cleary now has a team that is almost McMahon Wins from Hurst in Feature Scrap of the Evening. Indianapolis, Aug. 9.--After battling olo.ven innings St. Louis defeated Detroit 1 ic 0 in the only game played yesterday in the Vnion Printers' National league tournament here. Xieman, pitching for 1't. L'uis, allowed Detroit only two hits, struck out seventeen batters and issued three^buses on balls. Siebcrt's work on ihs mound for Detroit was almost equally a» good. In the eleventh Uonius, first up for St. Louis, singled, advanced on Shot- v.-cll'K and Honey's h i t s and scored when H. Smith, catching for Detroit, allowed a parsed ball. Two other games scheduled for today--Cincinnati vs. St. Paul and Pittsburg vs. Chicago--were postponed H**«'-H*'M^****^'***^*********^^ PLAYING THE SUNFIELD GUTS 25 POINTS FROM BATTING AVERAGES, PLAYERS SAY. IHTTKRS JSl'ST "TAKI'V MANY BALLS. SAYS HOOVKR. HKRO OF W ORLD'S SERIES, ,,|,****,H^******#*^****************^ MAGIC SPECS AID FIKLDEUS. unbeatable. Starling with the first eacfrcr DeVilbiss, here is a second to none man. and plays the game with that understanding. Although not exceedingly lull, he can get anything within reach. He performs well with the stick, clouting them out to the fence very frequently. Next in line is John Dornick, Cleary's second sacker. He covers ground that Beems almost impossible and is one of the new ones of the team, making his debut as a Blackbird two weeks ago. John is li-si ,a good hitter and is one of Mart's nios'. valuable players. Just around second sack stands the .v^perbox. George Weberus. This man is by far the fastest man on tho team and pinys tho game accordingly. A lilt thSt caii slip through George must be moving about as fast as they can go. If the youth could hit as well as he fields he would be in tho big league Bartels, the lanky third baseman, Is another of those wondermen that covers more ground than is allotcd to him. His Imp suit Is smashing them to the fence vhen there is two men on bases. In addition to these is Nill. who will be another fast one to make the team be classed with the best in the country. Play Butler Blues. Next Sunday the Blackbirds have on the boards the fast Butler Blues. Tho Blackbirds will take this game more seri- ousl} than any other game this season because of their standing reputation. The Blues are one of the fastest ball teams in this part of tho country and are coming determined to win. Since tho fans are showing they wan good ball games tho management of the Blackbirds has booked a number of team: that stand at the top of the list. The nex hooking is the Lima Colored Giants classed with the A. B. C.'H ot Indianapo 11s. This team will bo here on Sunda Aug. 27. Portland will play here on Aug 20 and with those two teams heading th list the management has secured some o the best the country produces. The Fort Wayne Colored Giants wan another chance, and to satisfy the cr i before it becomes a yell, tho managcmen has signed them for another game. Owner Dupce says that the next time the Blackbirds will not have such an easy time. "Fat" Distel will be in the box for the Blackbirds Sunday, and as ho has been pitching good ball tho dope says that he will win. Distel has been going like wildfire and is making the wise ones sit up and take notice. nlil today on account of rain. Teams till in the r u n n i n g are Chicago, New ork, St. Louis, I'iUslmrg. St. Paul, f'in- i n n a t i and Cleveland, while those elimi- attid thus far are Washington, Philadel- ·hia, Indianapolis, Boston and Detroit. The score: R.II.E, . Louis . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1--1 8 1 Detroit _ _ _ _ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0--0 2 lotteries-- Nieman and Meyers; Siebert i:d H. Smith. Erfore a crowd of 1.000 printers assem- ed In Tomlinson hall last night. Patsy McMahon, a local lightweight, won tho popular verdict in his ten-round go with Joy Hurst. Tho exhibition was not so nlcresling as the p e m i - w i n d u p between ·Stewart Donnelly and Tommie Dillon, in ,vh:cli the latter showed to better advan- agc. The sunglasses used by Harry Hooper, of the Red Sox, Wilbur Good, of the champion Phillies, and other major leaguers are of amber colored glass with a ground lens 1-1G of an inch thick, and cost ?10. They are riveted to the visor of the cap used by the players when they're in the sunfield and are dropped into position, shading the eyes only when tho wearer starts after a fly ball. When not. in use they are easily pushed up and fit snugly against the lower side of the visor. Sunfielders wearing the Fred Clarke invention seldom peer through these magic specs ofter.ei' than seven times in a game. o o · NATIONAL LEAGUE, At Philadelphia-- R.II.K ,'incinnati 0 0 0 0 0 0 1--1 5 2 Philadelphia 2 0 0 1 0 0 2--5 S 0 Batteries--Knetzer and Clarke; Rixey and Killifer. St. Louis-New York, rain. Pittsbnrg-Boston, rain. Chicago-Brooklyn, rain. (By Harold Johnson.) Does playing the sunfield affect a. ba!i player's b a t t i n g eye? "Yes," comes the answer In chorus! Diamond greats who have played the sunfinld year after year, t a k i n g part each season in 77 or more games at home and 22 or more on other fields, say 4 the fellows who must go and get 'em while looking Old Kol squarely in the face are bound to be handicapped in batting! The players who stand In the sun pasture then have to go to the plate Immediately are especially handicapped gauging pitched halls. Sunfielders who hit .265 would clout 23 points higher each year if assigned to other fields, veterans declare. Harry Hooper, Boston's world series hero, has played the sun garden for seven years and says the batting eye is seriously affected by constantly peering Into the sun. "When I first tried tho sundeld in 190S I looked like a big boob," said Hooper. "I missed the first fly ball batted my way by twenty feet. Fred Clarke, our manager, decided I wouldn't do and put mo in left field. "Later I mastered the sunfield Job but about four years ago my eyes troubled me. An occullst said I had strained both optics by looking into the sun as tho muscles instinctively tugged to avoid the glare when I went after a ball. "I wore glasses for a year while not on the field, then discarded them. My 9 o » a · CENTRAL LEAGUE. · e · · · · · « · Muskegon-Wheeling. rain. At Dayton-- R.H.E. Grand Rapids.. 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 4 0--S 1 2 1 Dayton 0 0 . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 7 3 Batteries--Meller and Dcvormer; Frost and Jacobs. At Springfield-- R.H.E. Kvansville 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0--1 7 t Springfield 0 0 0 0 2 0 t 0 *-3 11 1 Batteries--Larson and Yantz; Donley and Dunn. At South Bend-- R.H.E. Tcrre Haute 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0--1 4 1 National League Owners to Confer Concerning the Umpires of League. New York, Aug. 9.--Owners of most of the clubs in the National league arc hero Wednesday to attend a meeting e.'i'ed by President John K. Tener to ascertain how tlie presidents regard the ability of some of the umpires whose rulings have been questioned. H was reported in advance of the meeting that Percy Haughton would be asked to explain why tho Boston B'-i.ves do not conduct themselves with inure decorum. On the other hand, it was expected that Mr. Haughton would have some criticism to make of the umpires win; have displeased the Boston baseball enthusiasts. It is intimated that a warning will be given to Charles Weeghman. of the Chicago Cubs, t h a t the forfeiture of games to regarded w i t h disfavor by the league. eyes haven't troubled me, however, sine* : I adopted the sunglasses invented by Fred Clarke. Before I donned them 1 had to 'take' the first ball'pitched whether I wanted to or not, after stepping directly from the outfield to the plate. 1 could see 'em p r e t t y well In 1911 when I hit. "My chief trouble from the old style sunglasses was in seeing dark balls when they left the bat or in throwing. Now I am bothered only when running back for liners, "There's an clement of danger, too, in wearing sunglasses. Once I slid after a ground ball in Washington and it hit me on the chin. If tho ball had hopped a little higher it would have smashed my specs and blinded me." The American league's most difficult sunfields are in the parks at Chicago, Boston, St. Louis, Detroit and Philadelphia. How Sam Crawford, playing tho garden in Detroit for ages, has managed to keep above the .300 mark is one of the wonders of the national pastime. RIVERS AFTER THEM. Chicago, Aug. 9.--Joe Rivers. Los Angeles lightweight, was expected here from City yesterday to confer with his marager, Bob Loga, regarding his bouts* v.Uh several eastern fighters. Among tho bouts.contemplated are: Johnny Dundee, at Boston; Johnny O'Lear, at Buffalo; Harry Pierce, at Brooklyn, and Johnny G r i f f i t h at Akron, O. For years Mike Mitchell, playing the sunfield in Cincinnati, was a terrific hitter--the best at driving in runs on the Red's club. Frank Schulte is another bright example of the sunfielder who could and still can swat. He played tho garden for years while a Cub and now- after thirteen campaigns in the majors is belting tho apple around .300. All these players, it is argued, would hit oven better under different fielding conditions. AMERICAN LEAGUE. R A I N CAUSES POSTPONEMENT. Pittsburg, Aug. 9.--A third effort was made here today to open the Grand circuit race meeting which for two days has been postponed owing to heavy rainstorm^ The card oglinally arranged for yesterday was' to be raced today. South Bend . . . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0--0 Batteries--Cramer and Watson. and Wagner; 4 2 Hill HENNESSEY DEFEATS EAGLESFIELD Indianapolis, Aug. 9.--On account of the outdoor courts being too wet to play on, the two matches yesterday In the annual Indiana state tennis tournament were rir.yod on the indoor court of Carl Fisher. Cedric Major put Carl Fechtman out of the r u n n i n g by 6-1, G-3, while Johnny defeated Jack Kaglesfield, former state Inter-collegiate champion, C-4. 6-4. At Chicago-- R.TI.E. Boston 0 0 1 0 1 3 1 0 0--6 15 0 Chicago 0 0 0 0 0 ? , : . 0 )-i 7 2 Batteries--Mays and Ca'ly: Faber. Williams, Cicotte. Danfortli .ind Scha'.k. At Cleveland-- R.H.E. New York 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2--4 S 2 Cleveland 1 0 4 0 C 1 0 1 *--9 13 3 Batteries--Russell, Love and Walters; Gould and Coleman. At St. Louis-- R.H.E. Washington ... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0--0 4 0 St. Louis 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 *--2 11 2 Batteries --Harper, Gallia and Henry; Groom and Severoid. Second game-- · R.H.E. Washington ... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1--1 1 3 St. Louis 6 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 *--9 10 1 Batteries--Ayres, Shaw and Ainsmith; Plank and Severoid and Rumlcr. At Detroit-- R.H.K. Philadelphia ... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0--0 6 2 Detroit 1 2 0 0 1 0 3 2 ·--3 17 0 only natural that they should wish to play their golf at night. Down at the Great Neck Golf club on Long Island it putting contest by electric light was held recently, and it was a thcspian -- William- Hodge, "The Man Froni Home"--who won, completing the liino h"!r-; in 20. Asked whether the light did not bother l i i n . i i u d K o laughed and replied: "Why, IK:; I'm accustomed to doing everything by that light and felt right at home." Batteries--Nabors and Baker. and Haley; Boland AMERICAN ASSOCIATION. STANDING OF THE CLUBS NATIONAL LEAGUE. Clubs-- Won. Lost. Brooklyn 59 35 Boston 55 Philadelphia 55 New York 49 St. Louis 45 Chicago '16 Pitlsburg 42 Cincinnati 39 39 40 45 48 5! 53 66 AMERICAN LEAGUE. WILBERT ROBINSON, BROOKLYN NATIONALS: "Detroit may have its Ty Cobb.' New- York its Davy Robertson and Cleveland Jin Trls Speaker, but, for me give mo Casey Stengel. Here Is one player who ha8 not received the credit due him. He is the hardest working member of the U/ club, and is playing his head off oil a champion, ball club. "Ir. former years the preceding batsman v.-'S often walked BO that the opposing pitcher could get a crack at Casey, but this season things are different. Now the pltoh«rs fear him. I certainly am tickled the way he has como through after b«!n« roasted by the fans in past years." GEORGE GIBSON, PITTSBURG RATES: "A young outfielder was making his first splash in the majors in Pittsburg singles and early in the game a high fly v/as batted his way. Somehow he lost his neive and failed to judge it properly. He made three or four circles and finally gave it up «« Hie ball lit on his head and bounced away to a far corner, letting two runners score. "The boner cost us that game. Fred Clarke was wild. Picking up a catcher's mask, he yelled: " 'Here, you boneheart mutt! Take this jnark and put It on or. they'll knock your brains out- with the nost fly!" At Minneapolis-- R.H.E. Minneapolis . . . 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0--1 5 0 Louisville 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0--2 8 2 Batteries-Middleton, Palmero and Billings; Burk and Owens. At St. Paul-- R.H.E. Indianapolis ... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0--1 2 0 St. Paul 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 *--3 '6 1 Batteries--Rogge, Aldridge and Schang: Lcjfleld and demons. At Milwaukee-- R.H.E. Columbus 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0--2 6 3 Milwaukee 1 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 *--9 11 1 Batteries--Blodgett, Dickerson and La- knge; Faeth and Stumpf. At Kansas City-- R.H.B. Toledo 0 2 3 0 1 0 1 0 0--7 12 0 Kansas City ... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1--2 6 1 Batteries--Bailey and Sweeney; Humphries, Cocreliam and Berry, Clubs-Chicago 61 Boston 69 Cleveland 58 New York 55 Detroit 57 St. Louis 55 AVaihingto n 51 Philadelphia 19 Lost. 45 ·11 45 48 50 51 52 SO Pet. .628 .535 .570 .521 .184 .1(10 .442 .371 Pel .57! .57' .56: .53 .53 .51 .43 .10 MURRAY BOYS TAKE AFTER DAD. Another family of strong athletes has come out of the golden west. Peering through the dope sheets we fail o discover anything that equals the all- around prowess of the House of Murray, established in Los Angeles. The three sons of Augustus Murray are chip:? of the old block. Father Murray was an accomplished football and tennis player in his younger days. The eldest of the sons, Robert Lindley, 23 years of age, holds the national indoor tennis title, while Fred, 22, is accounted to be one of the greatest hurdlers ever k.ic-wn. . j A 1 the intercollegiate championship track- meet Fred fairly flew over the 120- y;ir~ high sticks in 15 seconds, setting a new collegiate mark. He was crowned na- tiona 1 hurdles champion at San Francisco l;st summer. Frank. 19, threatens to become one of tin; best hammer throwers in college r;,nks. With the graduation of Fred the Murray name will remain at Leland Stanford university as Frank is taking up an engineering course. He has tossed the IC-round hammer 150 feet. Lindley is employed this summer at tho Pacific Borax company in Bayonne, N. J. Brother Fred is going In for art. Father Augustus won his athletic spangles at Haverford college, near Philadelphia. There are two sisters In the family and thc-y are among the great number of rooters present when the Murray boys exhibit their athletic prowess. Above, the newfangled sunglasses, Invented by Fred Clarke, former Pittsburg manager. Below, Harry Hooper, world series hero, and sun fielder In action. on the coaching line after that barefaced rcbbery. "The umpires are killing the game. They can get away -with anything and a r!:«ver or manager can't say a word. It is a disgrace to the national game." DOPE, WE PAY 4% ON DEPOSITS. We have 5% bonds for Investors. We loan New York money at 6%. we loan OUR motiay at jf. on an easy re-payment plan. We require real estate security for all loans, CITIZENS TRUST CO., BANK FOR SAVINGS.' Opposite Postofflce. U N D E R T A K E R S , AMKRICAN ASSOCIATION. Clubs-- Won. Lost. Kansas City 64 43 64 Louisville 61 Indianapolis 58 St. Paul M Minneapolis 51 Toledo ./'. 51 Columbus 41 Milwaukee 38 45 ·)8 50 52 52 60 $9 ACTOR WINS NIGHT TOURNEY. New York, Aug. 9.--Of course it would lake an actor to do it! Theatrical folks are so accustomed to .night life at the Forty-second. Street Country club. In the winter that it was 'CENTRAL LEAGUE. Clubs-- Won. Lost. Evansvlllc 18 12 HnUiefleld 18 14 Mukegon 16 H Dayton 16 ' 18 Wheeling 17 18 Grand Rapids 16 17 % ,Sonth Bend 16 18 Terre Haute 16 19 Pet. .KJS .575 .547 .510 .509 .495 .400 .355 Pet. .600 .563 .533 .471 .485 .485 .471 .457 UMPIRES KILLING GAME? Chicago, Aug. ?.--Clark Griffith, man- ?gc-r of the Washington team in the An-.trican league, has unfurled the black fins against Ban Johnson's umpires. "The umpires are killing th egame," ·inserted the peppery boss of the Senators. "V/as there any fair minded man or woman In the stand Saturday who did not have to confess that the work of these bor.ebeadcd arbitrators was rotten? Can you imagine a man standing as close to the batter as was Hildebrand and not n;;ticing that the ball did not hit Met Mullln in the fifth Ininng? Why, the ball \\itf. three feet over the player's head. All-smith having jumped after it, and then Hildebrand claimed it hit the batter. A i n f m i t h was unable to get the ball be- Ci-.uf-e It hit the tip of the bat which Mc- ,Mullln had poised, on his shoulder, would have felt disgraced had I remained Connie Mack should consider it a successful season if he does not run afoul of the child labor law. Jack Coombs says that if the Dodgers \vln the National league pennant Sherrod Smith and 1M Pfeffer will bring home the world series bacon. Why don't you speak for yourself, John? Hans Wagner has always been on the level. In fact no player ever met a ball more squarely. According to Jake Daubcrt the only way to bunt cientiflcally is to place the ba'l so it'll take two outfield relays to get it back to the plate. The Browns" June rise was a couple of mor.ths late, but when it came it was a /loofi. The Cards may quit going south when Pitcher North reports. Left-handed golfers should organize, according to a scribe. The suspicion has long been that the public schould organize against left-handers. You may kid all you want, but golf vouldn't be such a bad game if you didn't have to partake of cloves afterward. The Cubs have signed a young Pittsburg r'xkie named Bell. Ho ought to make gcotl if he doesn't crack. Sept. 4 will go down in history as BcLabor day for Jim Coftey when he tai.ples with Jack Dillon. MungovanRyan Undertaker* !2CB-1?10 Calhoun St. MOTOR AMBULANCE Phone 6649. DAWSON DEFEATS GREEN, Lake Forest, tii.. AII*. .. .ilure plaj in tho tournament today at the Cmtwensla club is expected to develop between Ward Dawson, of 1/os Angeles, and Heath Byford, Illinois, Great Plains and Northwestern champion. Dawson In a Hiicctacular match yesterday defeated Al Green, jr., of Chicago, and Byford won fr in George Northrop, of Minneapolis. KPeitierlSon : UNDERTAKERS.- BOTH PHONES NO. 25. 117 WEST WAYNE STREET. KLAEHN MELCH1NG UKDtftMERS 4KBALKERS 221-223 East Washington 3ouievard OFFICE--HOME PHONE 228. Best of Service at Reasonable Prlca« MOTOR AMBULANCE. . HCHIVt'scotrw-

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