Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, January 21, 1913, Page 14, Image 14

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Sensational Fielder of Seavers
Transferred After Ask
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Mnnager of Colts Says Xew Acquisi
tion Unsurpassed Krcept In Illt-lln-r
and Improvement This
Year Is Expected.
Pave Bancroft, sensational fielding
but light hitting shortstop of the 191
Portland Beavcr3, will wear a Portland
uniform next season, but Manager Mo
Credle, cf the Coaster club, announced
yesterday that the youngster will be
turned over to Nick 'Williams North
western League Colts.
"Without Bancroft and Rapps the
Beavers will have eight infielders. four
of the regulars and four for the Yanl
aans at training camp, so why hold on
to Bancroft, who Is not likely to las:
the training season through?" argues
Manager "Mac" to himself. He prompt
ly notified Williams that Bancroft
would report at the Colt training
quarters Instead of the1 Beavers, and
spread the news around the regulars
at baseball headquarters.
The question of salary Is said to be
responsible for McCredie's sudden de
termination to shunt Bancroft to the
Colts. Bancroft asked for more money
and as he has, been rated as a North
western League possibility for some
months, the blow was struck without
more ado.
XIck VTHllams is much elated over
such an addition to his squad. He is
a strong admirer of Bancroft's fielding
ability and is confident that the player
will hit over .230 in the Fielder Jones
"They don't make better fielders
than Bancroft." declared Nick last night
in talking of the prospective infield
acquisition. "As for his hitting, he
changed his style the last of the season
and will surely hit better during the
coming year. If he don't hit .250 or
better I shall be disappointed."
Bancroft batted .213 for the Beavers
In 1012 and f I. hied .!41. - The records
read: Batting 16 games. 665 times
at bat. 68 runs. 120 hits. 29 stolen bases
and 41 sacrifice hits; fielding 354 put
outs, 460 assists. 51 errors.
It will be up to Bobby Coltrln and
Bancroft to fight It out for shortstop
position, unless one of the duo decides
to take a try at third.
The McCredies have approximately
J21.000 Invested In Tacific Coast
League baseball players. Of this
amount 6!t00 has been expended In ob
taining five new pitchers for 1913.
In a lump, the pitchers represent an
lii-estment of $8500, catchers $3000: in
fielders, $6750, and outfielders, $2500.
Of the five new pitchers, "Rip"
Hagerman. obtained from Lincoln, of
the Western League, cost $2500. HI
West. Gene Krapp and Bill James, ob
tained from Cleveland, cost $4000.
while Uynes. drafted from the Canadian
League, cost $400. Hlgglnbotham cost
scarcely more than carfare from the
Kast. while Koestner was traded to
Vernon for Carson, who cost the
Beavers $1500. Carson was obtained
from the Chicago Cubs by Hap Hogan
for $1000.
Derrick. McCormick. Korea, Court
ney, the quartet of new Infielders. cost
$2:00. of which Kores accounts for a
$1000 draft and Courtney for a $400
one. Lindsay came at $1500, according
to MrCredie. Rodgers at $750, and
Peters at $60.
Doanc and Krueger. obtained from
Cleveland, represent an outlay of $2000,
while Fortler. the outfielder recruit,
comes to the Beavers by a modest little
draft price. Cunningham, Fitzgerald
and Marrlot, the youngsters, didn't cost
a cent, while Chadbourne was another
costless find.
Nick Williams has added another
piicher to his training camp string.
McGregor, who pitched in the Cali
fornia and Western Leagues, Is the
name of tho chap.' He was a Portland
visitor yesterday and bad a long talk
wttli Williams.
McGregor had to Quit the "Western
League a year or two with a bad arm,
but he lives down in California and It
won't cost much to give him a chance
to nnllmber again." says Manager Wil
liams. "He pitched good ball In
Southern Idaho last year and is worth
a chance."
Northwestern League contracts from
Hausman and Norton were received
yesterday. Norton says that he is glad
to play with the Colts and expects to
work himself back to the Beavers ere
the season Is over.
Cunningham, the promising Beaver
outfielder, has just undergone an oper
ation for stomach trouble. He is de
termined to be fit for any kind of
strenuous service so had his nose ope
ated on and then submitted bis ab
dominal regions to the surgeon's knife.
W. ' W. McCredle, president of the
Portland baseball club, was not at
headquarters yesterday, a bad cold
confining him to his home.
The Sacramento Senators are to be
known as the Wolverton's Wolves next
season, according to Sacramento writ
ers. "Senators" of five leagues have
won only four pennants In 44 cam
paigns, hence the change from the
hoodoo nickname. Bill Curtln. president
of the club. Is slated to retlra in favor
of Atkin, the controlling stockholder.
Stale TTniTersity Withdraws From
California Rugby Union.
keley, Jan. 20. (Special.) The accept
ance of California s withdrawal from
the California Rugby Union, which was
-oted on at a recent meetlngof the union,
leaves the state university fifteen with
out any prospect for games during the
191.1 season.
Nearly eery team of any Importance
in the whole state is a member of the
association and they voted not to play
wlta California at the same meeting.
The only game which will be allowed
the University of California Is the an
nual match with Stanford, which was
not forbidden because of the finances
As President Milton T. Farmer of
'.'alifornta had previously tendered his
resignation, the Berkeley school was
not represented at the meeting.
Riflemen to Shoot.
Icy, Jan. 2". Special. California Uni
versity is again a member of the Na
tional Intercollegiate Rifle Association,
and. a a member of such organization,
win shoot Its second match in the
Telrjjrapiiic tournament Saturday after
noon. The Berkeley riflemen are mem
lrs of the Western division of the Na
tional League, and the winner of this
section will then meet the winners of
t'ie Kastern section for the champion
s!:ip of tiie United Stales.
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Fight Fans Back Anderson "to
Defeat Trott.
Ad Wolgasf Receives Offer, to Go 10
Rounds With Frankio Russell In
Rebrunry Ex-Champion May
Appear at Lyric.
L.vinntniv 1 1 s (100 of Oregon
mAnAV .Tiniv of the contribution
of the Vancouver fans, will be wagered
on Bud Anderson, the Northwestern
133-pound boxing cnampion, wnen
tackles Sammy Trott. the Columbus
lia-htweiirht in the Vernon arena next
Saturday afternoon.
Court Hall, a prominent Sledford
sport, left for Los Angeles Friday
nlght, carrying $5000 of Medford money
to bet on Bud. He says mat tnis i"
be Increased to $7500 if Trott money
is in sight.
'The only thing: I am worrying about
is that we won't get a run for our
money," wrote Hall from Medford Just
before his departure for the South.
I am afraid that Anderson will be a
10-6 favorite, with little or no Trott
coin In sight." '
Half a dozen Medford people and
several Vancouver and PorUand ad
mirers of Anderson plan to witness
. .mmiai milt rtf the North westerner.
Hall wanted Jack King and Ad Wol-
gast to appear in Amierson s corner,
V. . . tir.Wa.t ilnM tint CVTICl't to l1 II Vt;
Portland for a week or two and King
fidence in Bud that he
does not figure the fight big enough
for such a long trip.
Bud is sure to win, with the fight
likely to end within 12 rounds, so
what's the use of going down," argues
Tair "u'Vion ha. r(us after the bigger
chaps, say Rivers. Mandot or Ritchie,
I will surely be there."
Ad Wolgast has received an offer
from Tortorich, the New Orleans box
ing promoter, for a 10-round bout In
February with Frankie Russell, the
popular Louisiana scrapper.
Tnrniu fnf ttlA TYISLtch hftVfl TlOt been
decided on. but Ad says he is willing
to tackle Russell lr ne win maae wo
pounds and the guarantee is sufficient
ly large.
Russell and Knockout Brown may
meet at New Orleans this month, and
the promoter evidently figures on a
Russell victory to make the Russell
Wolgast card an inviting one.
I don't haTe to train much for a
10-round fight, but I am going to be
In pretty good shape for the next bout,
even though Russell is not yet rated in
the first division," says Wolgast.
Carl Morris, the Oklahoma heavy
weight who was first trotted forth as
m "white MDe." has quit the ring for
a time to go to work in the oilfields of
his home state. Morris recently com
pleted a successful tour of knocking
out second and third-rate heavies and
plans another trip after a few weeks'
hard grind in the oil fields.
Ad 'Wolgast practically closed a con
tract last night which cans lor a spar
ring engagement at the Lyric Theater
during the week of January 27. The
popular little lightweight will spar
with a Portland boy. snaoow oox. skip
the rope and perform other training
camp stunts.
Jim Corbett. former heavyweight
boxing king, will not be a Portland
vaudeville performer next week. The
closing down of the S-mpress means
that he will skip Portland to appear
at Sacramento.
Molortboat Club to Elect.
C. V. Boost, commodore of the Port
land Motorboat Club, has - called
$15,000 IS WAGERED
.WA.AOtH, is jm: .t.
meeting of the directors of the club
to be held tonight in the Portland Mo
torboat clubrooms, located at the foot
of Ellsworth street. A fleet captain,
secretary and treasurer for the year
will be elected. Several applications
for membership cards will also be acted
upon. The present officers are George
Klnnear, fleet captain; John B. Welch,
secretary, and A. Flemming, treasurer.
Basketball Team Defeat Washington
Deaf Mutes, 21 to 19.
CAMAS. Wash.. Jan. 20. (Special.)
The Camas High School basketball
team added another victory to ineir
string by defeating the Washington
State School for Deaf Mutes by a score
of 21 to 19. The "mutes" put up a
clever and fast game, but at the end
of the second half the score was tied
and an extra five minutes of play was
necessary to decide the game. .acn
team made nine baskets from the floor.
The "mutes" made one free throw and
Camas three.
Camas High has not been defeated
this year, having played games with
Washougal High, Lincoln High of
Portland. Mill Flams Hign ana tne
Owners or Oregon Hall Alleys Prom
Ise to Stage Championship Event
in February or March.
Portland is certain to have, a big
bowling tournament in February or
March, regardless of the action taken
by the officials of tho Western Bowline-
congress. J. W. Blaney, who, with
Joe Dietz. is Installing a set of nine
alleys In Oregon Hall, promises uregon
bowlers either the Western Bowling
Congress tourney or a state champion
ship meet.
"I sent a telegram to rresiueni hur
ley, of the congress, yesterday, asking
him what kind of an offer he wants us
to make for the 1913 meet of the organ
ization." said Mr. Blaney last night. "I
have heard nothing from the bowling
people yet. but it seems to me that it
is rather late for us to try to stage a
first-class bowling tournament in this
Rut one thlnt is sure. If we don t
have the congress tournament here I
shall pull off a stater meet soon aner
the opening of the alleys on February
20. With cash prizes and trophies the
meet should be a huge success, and, so
far as Portland people are concerned,
just as satisfactory as a Western
Bowling Congress meet in some other
Portland bowlers evince no particu
lar enthusiasm for a congress gather
ing in Portland this year, as they are
-(Vol,! that the time is too short to
stage a tourney which would be a credit
to the city. Mr. Blaney nas onereu w
postpone the opening of his alleys un
til the meet and to donate the use of
the drives to the bowlers. This would
save at least 1200 to the bowlers, but
the cash prizes must be guaranteed in
addition to this.
Mr. Blaney is willing to save the
J1200 or $1500 for the bowlers, by ten
dering his hall free of charge, but the
other bowling interests, as well as the
rank and file of the tenpln enthusiasts
of the city, must contribute towards
the guarantee of the cash prizes, if the
congress is to be awarded to this city.
The state championship gathering Is
enthusiastically indorsed by the bowl
ers. Portland would enter teams from
the three leagues of the Saratoga
Alleys, a team or two from the Imperial
Alleys, while Multnomah and Columbus
clubs would contribute teams. Eugene.
Salem and many other Oregon towns
would be represented at the champion
ship clashes.
Take LAXATIVE BROMO Qulnln Taoleta
( Drusciats refund money if It failes to car
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North Yakima and Baker May
Enter Tri-State League.
Directors Decide Optional ' Players
Cannot Be Fanned Out to Clubs
In Circuit Bpise Man Is
.Re-elected President.
LA GRAXDB. Or., Jan. 20. (Special.)
Optional players cannot be farmed
out to clubs in the Western Tri-State
League in 1913, according to resolu
tions adopted at tne annual meeting of
directors of that class league organtza
tlons here today. Aside from letting
the bars down to North Yakima and
Baker, thus expanding to six clubs, if
the ' two named finally determine to
come in, this was the most important
matter taken up. North Yakima and
Baker have until February 8 to finally
carry out their .wishes expressed here
today by depositing the JoOO forfeit.
W. N. Sweet, of Boise, was re-elect
ed president and L. M. Brown, secre
tary of the Walla Walla Commercial
Club, was chosen secretary.
Boise, Walla Walla and La Grande
were represented In person at the meet
lng and Pendleton and North Yakima
had proxies here, while Baker was rep
resented by Publicity Manager O'Gor
The playing season opens April 22
and closes September iz, the ached
ule for which will be fixed February 8,
and as each club carries a reserve list
of an average of nine, a nucleus for the
league already exists. In view of the
fact that the clubs. Walla Walla,
Pendleton, La Grande and Boise, went
through the first year with consider
able success, the directors hope for
rapid growth in financial and playing
strength this year.
THE Denver Athletic Club plans to
hold a big Intercollegiate track
and field meet In April, bringing Dart
mouth West to meet either Stanford
or Berkeley. Jim Thorpe, the greatest
of them all. Is expected to act as mas
ter of ceremonies. Athletes from all
over the Middle West will compete in
the tourney.
Crawford, Dubuc, Cobb and Stanage
have formed a holdout combination.
They refuse to report to the Detroit
training camp unless all receive the
salary increases asked tor.
Everett C. Brown, president 'of the
Chicago Athletic Association, and for
mer president of the Amateur Athletic
Union, is not a member of the Amateur
Athletic Union championship commit
tee. President Klrby naming E. C. Ra
cer, president of the Central Assocla
tion. In his place.
Manager McGraw, of the Giants, has
booked 23 exhibition games for his
squad, most of them being in the South.
The first recruits leave sew xorK eD
ruary 15 for Marlin.
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to win the open golf championship of
title in the open tournament this sea-
5, in Brookline, Mass., while McDermott
plans to leave earjy in jnay -or ing-
tanu. lis will wniycia J" iub ihiuou
open championship in June.
"Luther McCarty is another Corbett,
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just as Ping Bodie is another Ty Cobb,"
says Qrantland nice, tne ow IUw
sporting writer. "Ping cat cover morej
ground than Ty as long as he main
tain, a nittine- nosturc. McCarty is
as shifty as Corbett was standing still. '
"Josh" Dcvore, the Giant outfielder,
won $1500 from an incredulous Virgin
ian the other day. Devore was intro
duced to a business man, of Parkers
burg, Va.. but the latter branded him
as an impostor and offered to bet $1500
to $500 that "Josh" could not prove his
identity. Devore won the $1500.
Yale will have a salaried football
coach for next year and in addition an
advisory committee composed of the
following: Walter Camp, '80. chair
man: William II. Corbin, '80; Carr
Chamberlain, '8": Lucius IT. Bigelow,
'07! John Field, '11. All except Field
have captained Yale elevens. Howard
Jones may be the coach for 1913.
Jess TVIUiard "admits" that he is the
heavyweight king, while Eddie Mc
Goorty modestly subscribes to the same
anent the middleweight boxing di
Cub President Says He Wants Qnick-
Tblnking Player to Direct Play.
CHICAGO, Jan. 20. "Frank Chance
was successful as a playing manager;
I am not prepared to say that he will
prove a wizard as a bench manager,"
says Charles W. Murphy, president of
the National League Baseball Club of
Chicago, In a signed statement, made
public here today.
Continuing, Murphy declares that the
popularity or unpopularity of a man
ager or owner does not figure in the
success of a club; It is a winning ag
gregation that counts with followers
of the game.
The local owner Intimates that his
club has been reorganized because
some of the players were going stale
with age.
"The passing of Chance, Tinker,
Brown, Hofman, Steinfeldt, Overall,
Kling and Lundgren from the West
Side is not pleasant for me to contem
plate," said Murphy.
Murphy says that baseball clubs
want fewer superintendents criticising
from the bench and more enthusiastic,
quick-thinking players. He alludes to
Chance when he says that the time to
remove a player Is before a game .has
been thrown away, and not after the
game Is over and lost. McGraw, he
says, saved many a game by his quick
wit in removing a weakening pitcher
at the right moment.
Murphy says that his 1913 club Is
good for a batting average of .300,
barring only the pitchers, and opines
that the lovers of the game who are
now deploring the loss of old favorites
will be the first to cheer tne rejuven
ated organization.
Billiard Champion Coming.
Tamada, the Japanese billiard cham
pion, and George blosson, one of tne
cracks of the United States, will be in
Portland on February 3. - A telegram
was received from them at McCredie's
Milliard parlors last night naming that
date as the time of their appearance
here. The scene of their exhibition
match has not yet been determined.
"Matty" rined for Speeding.
JAMAICA. N. V-. Jai 20. "Christy"
Mathewson, New York rs'atlona! League
pitcher, was fined $10 today for using
too much speed. It was not his high
salaried arm that got him into trouble
but the automobile presented by ad
mirers last year. A policeman timed
him on a Long Island boulevard Sun
day evening running 31 miles an hour.
San Francisco
Well, theve got all the spice and sparkle of
Turkish tobacco. And all the smoothness and
mellowness of Virginia. Oh, hang! That doesn't
begin to tell it they've got the ZUBELDA
FLAVOR. And there 13 only one way to find out
what thats like.
MILD- $Yr?gft -MILD
Final Conference on Charter
Will Be Today.
Henry Berry's Scramble for 1913
Talent Begins to Result in Tan
gible Form With Familiar
Faces In Lineup.
LOS ANGELES. Cal., Jan. 20. (Spe
vanica will he officially select
ed as the new honje of Hogan's Tigers
inside of 24 hours. A conferenre be
tween Maier and Hogan and the Venice
committee will be held tomorrow morn
ing, when a final decision will be made
regarding the location oi me irui
Venice now Is the only city in the run
ning, and it will be Venice or Los An-
1 tk.( rate tllA f r9flll SI.
Pete Daley, the star outfielder of the
T taam lost VO f Wild W&S
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bought by the Philadelphia Athletics,
today sent nls signed contract iu -uw
Hap Hogan today, received the signed
contract of Pitcher Griffin, former New
York Giant twlrler, who was reserved
by the Tigers last Fall, upon accept
k nlfflr, nf the terms offered
him. Hogan was much pleased upon
receiving the contract, because urmm
looks like a star to nun.
T.lnenn la Seen.
Out of the mass of material which
Henry Berry accumulated in his scram-
1.1. i . hA 1419 HnAiin of the
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Angels is beginning to take tangible
"Ty" Lober will be retained, and the
same goes for "Babe" Drlscoll. It was
thought the jobs of these young men
might be hanging in the balance, but
Berry says "nix on uanuuit, we
Drlscoll Is expected to linger on the
payroll as a pitcher. His fine hitting
resulted in -his being made over into
an outfielder. Now Berry plans to re
vise him Into nis original roie.
Hart Maggart, the outfielder, who
hit Hprrv Rprrv from the
Philadelphia Athletics In the deal
whereby the Angeis turned reie iniej
. rinnni I n f-If ' fl fireretratlon. to
day sent In his signed contract to the
Los Angeles club.
Burrell Want. Trial.
TjTinle Burrell. who played third
base for the Vernon baseball team last
year, and who will be disposed of by
"Hap" Hogan. wrote to Henry Berry
asking for a try-out witn me uos an
geles club.
Unonn aairi tflllav thfl.t he has re
ceived offers from Western League
clubs asKing ior jiurreii s release.
Hogan says he will give the player a
chance to stay in the Coast League if
any team on the circuit wants him.
Vancouver Bowlers to Compete.
VANCOUVER, B. C Jan. 20. Van
couver will hold a big bowling tourna
ment here during the week beginning
April 7, ignoring the Western Bowling
Congress entirely. Assurances or sup
port hav been received and teams will
be entered from Spokane. Taeoma. Pe-
atle, Victoria. Kamloops, New West
minister, Calgarj-, ISdmonton ano in
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Van Buren Is In City.
"Deacon" Van Buren. outfielder of
the Sacramento baseball team of the
Pacific Coast League, arrived in Port
land last night from Roseburg, where
he has been looking .after some orchard
property he owns iii that section. He
leaves in a day or two for California.
Kid Exposito Goes South.
T.-t,i vnniiUn hA Portland light
weight, will leave tonight for San
Francisco, where he will enter tne
fight game. Exposlto will go under
tii manarraipnt of Bvron Parker, who
promises to keep him busy for a year
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