WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER , 24, 1919. DECATUR HERALD CUBS SPLIT WITH CARDS-r-SOX TRY FOR PENNANT TODAY DECATUR HERALD CARDS AND CUBS DIVIDE SPEEDY DOUBLE HEADER Chicago Wins First Game; But St. Louis Kits Hendrix in Second BASEBALL SUMMARY JACOBS HAMMERED ST. VOVJS. Mo.. Sept. 23 Chicago ami St. Louis halved their double header today,' the Cubs winning; the first game, 6 to 3, by hunching hits off Jacobs in four Innings. The locals took the second game f to 2 They hit Hendrix hard. FIRST GAMK: Chicago ab. h. p. a. McCabe.rf 4 Holl'her.M Herzog. 3b 4 Merkls, lb 4 Barbr. If 4 Deal. Sb 1 Robe'on.cf I KIIHfer. e 4 Martin, p 4 Vuihn. p 0 St. Louie ab. h. p. a. Schultz.rr 6 2 10 Hath te.cf 3 2 2 Stock. 3b 4 1 1 Hofby.2b 4 2 1 MHery.lf 2 14 f lemons, c 3 0 5 Smith, i 0 0 0 .Vfoiritz.lb 3 0 12 l.avan. mm 4 1 0 Tacobs. p S 3 1 lanvrln.xx 10 0 Totals 35 11 37 17 Leagae Standings NATIONAL LEAtiCB Won. Lost. Cincinnati 9 42 New York 81 61 Chicago 74 J Pittsburgh ....70 6 Brooklyn 60 9 Boston 54 '79 St. Louis 52 82 ' Philadelphia 4S 84 AMERICAN LEAGUE. Won. Lost. Chicago .v.. ..87 4 Cleveland 83 52 New York 74 58 Detroit 75 69 lioaton 5 67 St. Louis 1 65 "70 Waahlngton 52 - 84 Philadelphia 26 99 Yesterday's Results Pet. .684 .614 .544 .515 .489 .4I6 .888 .554 Pet. .645 .615 .561 .555 .493 .485 .387 .267 BASEBALL SHOWS SLIGHT BASIC RULE CHANGES Rough Diamond Still Pre served in National Pastime CAT TALES. By pop. NATIONAL I.EAGCE. New York-Boston, postponed, rain. Brooklyn-Philadelphia, postponed, Chicago. 5-3; St. Louis, 3-7. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION Boston-New York, postponed, rain. rain AMERICAN ASSOCIATION Toledo. 3-7; Minneapolis, 5-12. Indianapolis, 6: Kansas City, 2. Louisville. 7; Et. Paul. 5. Columbus, 6; Milwaukee, 0. Today's Games NATIONAL LEAGtJB Totals 85 11 37 IS xKan for demons' In !th xxBatted for Jacobs In 9th. Innings 9 R Chicago ...... 000 011 201 5 St. Louis 100 000 020 3 RUNS: Hollocher; Deai; Robertson: Klllefer; Martin; Schultz; Stock; Hornsby. Krrors: Deal: Lavan. Two bass hits Heathcote (2). Three base hits Jacobs, Hollocher. Stolen bases Merkle, Hollocher, Klll-ifer. Double plays Lavan. Hornsby and Mollwits. Left on bases Chicago 7: St. Louis 7. Base on balls off Martin J; Jacobs S. Hits off Martin 11 hits 8 1-3 Innings. Hit by pitcher by Jacobs (Deal). Balk Jacobs. Struck out by Martin 2; Jacobs 4. New Tork in Boston. Brooklyn in Philadelphia. AMERICAN LEAGUE. Et. Louis In Chicago. Cleveland In Detroit. Boston in New York- Winning pitcher Martin. SECOND GAME: Innings RHE Chicago 000 200 0002 10 2 St. Louis 030 200 10X 6 11 0 IS AMERICAN GAME Hendrix and and Dllhoefer. O'Farrell; Goodwin BIG CATCH. Dr. N. D. Myers Monday caught a channel catfish 28 Inches In length said to be the largest fish of that variety ever 'taken In the Fishing club lake. 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Some claim that the game is the evolution of the old English game of "rounders." while others claim in their writings that the sport is of strictly American origin. Writers of the first group say the game of rounders" can be traced to the Neth erlands, and In turn to Egypt, even going so far as to suggest that the Sphinx "may have been the first umpire." Early Points of Game, Those who favor the Idea that the game originated with Americans, by and for Americans are in the major ity, however, and to Alexander J. Cartwright, a New York man, the credit for originating the game as now played Is given by many writers. In 1842, it is written, Cartwright broke in on a game of '"one-old-cat," which a gang of New York boys were playing on the Murray Hill grounds and with a stick scratched a diamond in the dust, telling the boys this was the game they should play and suggesting a player for each base, three "scouts" in the outfield, a pitcher and a catcher. In the early days when the game resembled cricket and any ball hit by the batter was "fair" the catcher had a scout to assist him. First Bnll Club. The game as suggested by Cartwright took form quickly and on September 23, 1845, the Knickerbocker club in New York was formed. having the honor of being the first baseball club, according to historical writers of the game. The first contest of the new game was played between the Knickerbocker club and another New York team on the Elys-ian fields, Hoboken, N. J. The New York team won 23 to 1. The first tabulated score ever kept of the game, histories record, was that printed by the New York Clipper, July 16, 1853. The contest was played on July 5 of that year be tween the Knickerbocker and Gotham. teams. In the early days runs were called "aces" and a team had to make 21 to have enough to win. Rule one of the early set of rules, copies of which haTe, been preserved, says that all players "must be punctual and observe the time for the commence-nent of the game." this precaution was necessary becau-e ir those day? no bases on balls were possible aid ii was not uncommon for the pitcher to throw for half an hour before the batter decided to strike. Provide for Umpires. Very few changes In the basic principles of the g-iate as set forth n the original twenty rules, made in IS45, have been made. In rule two of the oilginal set it is provided that 'before the commencement of the game the president shall appoint an f on oy! A I ifs TOU6H ) ILCIC' rLA3T YEA P. ft Guy TCJ6D To TOUCH rtE And 1 TURNED L Hurt J ' w - ' WERE it' no i wasnt: E"5 SINCE tlASE ft' FOfcXUWE IN OIL AM WLf MP t.M..'-r Lmfc r U-Jl well theb-Es no ose of CftyiN' OVEff- 15 "THAT VlTH riILK 18 I - .X? I umpire who shall keei the game in a book and note all the violations of the rules" and rule seventeen states that there shall be no- appeal from the umpire's decision in case of a dis pute. In 1848 a rule making it necessary for a player tor be "toucned out" was added to the original code and at this time sliding to the bases made its appearance. Other changes were made from time to time making the principles of the game the same as they stand today. : , Beginning with the Knickerbocker and Gotham clubs other organiza tions sprung Into being and a pio neer convention of baseball clubs was held in May, 1857. The next year 25 clubs sent delegates to New York and " 'The National Association of Baseball Players" was formed. Became Wild Sport. In the late fifties the game spread to Boston: Portland. Maine, took up 'he pastime in 185S and Buffalo and Rochester. N. Y. followed. Chicago started the game in 1856 and two years later was playing match games with Milwaukee. When the game spread to San Francisco in 1S59 it developed Into a wild sport. Professional gamblers who infested the Pacific coast town in the early days bet heavily on the games, according to historical ac counts, and the "spectators" were In the habit 'of shooting off revolvers when a fielder was about to catc.i the ball. Records show that New Orleans be came interested in baseball in I860, then the Civil War put a stop to the sport temporarily but the soldiers in the camps played and writers say the war had a great deal to do with the spread of the sport over the en tire country. First Championship Game. In 1S67 tne fcavannah team, ac companied by a band and rooters, went to Charleston to play for the championship of the South, it is chronicled. Harvard University combined with the town boys In 1S65 and organized the first collego baseball team. Later Tufts and Yale followed. In 1864 and 65 the "Atlantics" of Brooklyn won all their games and held undis puted title until 1866, when the Phila delphia Athletics stepped In and hand ed the champions a defeat. The two i teams played before a crowd estimated at 30,000 on October 1. 1866. and the Athletics won 31 to 12. Times' Have Changed. It was considered a disgrace to take money for playing in the early days, but in 1866. three members of the Brooklyn team were given $10 a week for playing. This, according to historians, was the turning point In the game toward professionalism. The first professional team Is credited to Eockford, 111., where Al G. Spalding organized the "Forest City s" team. To Harry Wright, who went to Cincinnati in 1867 from the Washington Nationals, writers give the credit for Importing non-residence players for his team. By 1874 professional, amateur and semi-professional clubs had sprung up all over the country and baseball truly became the national sport. In 1875 the "Association of Baseball Players" expelled the Chicago club for refusing to play a return game, and thereupon, historians say, Spalding and McVey and some other Boston players jumped to Chicago. The Spalding revolution is given as the reason for the formation of the National League in 1S76. The newly formed National League had for rivals the International Association in 1S77J the American Asso ciation, Union Association and in 1900 the American League, which stands today as the only rival. Tigers Defeated, 8-0, In Exhibition Game DETROIT, Sept. 23. The Pittsburgh Nationals today defeated the Detroit Americans In an exhibition game 8 to 0. Okrle, a recruit, was hit hard by the visitors. Score: Innings 9. R. H. K. Pittsburgh 201 400 010 8 14 0 Detroit 000 000 000 0 6 2 Batteries Weisner and Schmidt, Okrie, Love and Stanage. Manlon. ARGENT A LOSES TO LOCAL TEAM HEAVY TRACK DELAYS GRAND CIRCUIT MEET Heats in Columbus Program Bitterly Contested j on Slow Field The Railroad Y. M. ' C. A. football team defeated the Argenta team at the Pines Tuesday afternoon by the score of 12-0. Hodges and Perzynski made the touchdowns. Stars for the Argenta team were King. Dennis and Boyer while those for the locals were Perzynski, Hodges, S. Ramsey and Wilson.. The game was a clean one from start to finish, the feature being the forward pass by Perzynski to Hodges. King and Dennis did some pretty open field running. The game was witnessed by about 200 people. The line-up for the locals was the same as published in the Herald Tuesday morning while that of Argenta was R. Jones c, D. Cross rg, C. Groves rt. A.- Nelson re, W. Kaufman Ig, H Heinle It. R. Heinle le, L. King qb, H. Boyer rhb, H. Jones fb, L. Bennett lhb. with Roberts as sub. Oscar Watts, b.g.. (Hyde) 2 2 12 Tommy Direct, b.g., (McDonald) 1 4 7 3 Best time. 2:10 J. 2:17 PACE, 3 HEATS Purse $1,000. (unfinished) Dan J, ch.h.. by The Staic. (Jump-Hedrick) 2 2 1 Plucky Dillard. b.h.. by Hal Dillard (Palin) 7 1 2 Abbe Bond, b.m.. by The Abbe (Erskine) 1 8 3 Best time. 2:09. MARINES ENLIST FOR SHORT TERMS Men may enlist now for two, three and four year terms in the U. S. Marines, according to information issued by Sergt. Reuben M. Jones, the local recruiting officer. Eerrt, Jones also reports the enlistment three Decatur men. They are q, II. Robertson, George R. Michael ' sun.? n r i..... STRONG CARD TODAY FIRST PRACTICE OF STALEY TEAM Football Star of Central Illinois Gather In Deentur For Pine. First practise for the newly organ ized Staley football team will take place on Staley field this afternoon, and from present appearances, the team Is to be one of the best Inde pendent organizations In the state. Suits for the players have been or dered and will arrive In a week or two. Besides "Cy" Jones, Mintun, Capt. Fritz Wasem, and various other play ers of note, the May brothers, of the old Taylorvllle Independents have said they would 'Join the local equad for tackle and guard positions. One of the men weighs around 200 while the other reaches close to the 190 pound mark. The other players' names will be announced after the practise this evening. COLUMBUS, Ohio. Sept. 23 Due to a slow drying track today, but three of the five Grand Circuit races scheduled were started, the other two, the Board of Trade 2:05 pace. purse $3,000. and the Chamber of Commerce 2:08 trot, purse $3,000, going over as part of tomorrow's card. An attempt was made to finish the 2:09 class trot, the 2:15 class trot and the 2:17 class pace, but so many different heat winners developed that in only two, the 2:15 trot and the 2:09 trot, were there decisions. Dr. Nick won the former without being seriously annoyed, but Red Bon had a great battle before first money went to him in the 2:09 event. Summaries: 2:15 TROT, 3 HEATS Purse $1,000. Dr. Nick, blk. h., by Igo (Murphy) 1 1 King Watts, b. h., (Whitehead) 2 15 Dr. Elmore, b. h., (Brusie)-.IO 2 Best time, 2:09. 2:08 TROT, 3 HEATS Purse $1,000. Red Bon, b. h., by Bonnivard (McMahon) 9 1 8 For Dysentery and Flux. R. E. Bower of Dixie, Brooks Co., Ga., has used Chamberlain's Colic and Diarrhoea Remedy for years and says he finds it to e bone of the ebst family medicines of his knowledge, that it is the best medicine he ever saw for dysentery, flux and kindred diseases. When used for dysentery castor oil must also be given. MABE HARPER The Fnnbeam of Vaudeville As-Hinted By Elsie Weber SAMAROFF A SOMA Russian Songs and Dances WELCOME HOME! One Act Playlet BARRY A LAYTOV The All Around Boys STORY & CLARK Songs and Blnsic Klnograms Strand Comedy Thursday Melody Garden. Enrollment in Public Schools is Now 6J370 Figures from the public icoooli showed an additional enrollment ef 50 on Monday. This brings the tout up to 6.970. Many of the rooms tr still crowded and there aeems no r. lief for the congestion. FINED FOR GAMING. Tony Kropatos on a plea of guiltr to the charge of gaming, was flntl $10 and costs by Judge J. H. McCoj; i uesaay. It Is Wiser To Buy Life Insurance Than Be Sold We give you credit for intelligence enough to want the best life insurance possible for your particular needs and prefer to act in an advisory capacity when you buy. Expert advice is yours here for the asking. If you prefer to BUY Life Insurance rather than to be SOLD, you will profit by a conference which can be arranged to suit your convenience. EQUITABLE LIFE OF IOWA Organized 1867. "Over Half a Century of Service" M. C. Nelson, General Agent Telephone Main 4019. ' 440-441 Powers Building, Decatur, L 2 " - J . eIa 1 v. Iant S Times TodnT ' Matinee 2:45 Tonlsjlit 8:15 . 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