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THE' MORNING OREGONIAN, THURSDAY, JANUARY 23. 1917.
PASADENA MAY GET
W. W.-McCredie Favors Shift
and Piaying of Games
in Los Angeles.
ADVANTAGES POINTED OUT
Portland Magnate Says Change to
Other City Would Add Prestige
to Coast League B a nm to
Eliminate One Umpire.
pitcher has bad In the last two years. 1
In the two -seasons Piercey won only
three and lost 11 games against Los
Angeles. Against Oakland, on the other
hand, Piercey won ll and lost only two,
coming: through the 1916 season with a
clean slate of seven wins and no de
feats against the Oaks. In the two
years Piercey won seven and lost five
against Portland, and won six and lost
seven against San Francisco. In 1915,
while with Vernon, Piercey won five
and lost only 'one against Salt Lake,
and In 1918, while with Salt Lake,
Piercey won four and lost three against
Piercey's record against each club
for the last two years follows:
1915 -Vs. Los Angeles, won two, lost
five; vs. Oakland, won four, lost two:
vs. Portland,' won four, lost one; vs.
Salt Lake, won five, lost one; vs. San
Francisco, won one, lost five.
1918 Vs. Los Angeles. Piercey won
one, lost six; vs. Oakland, won seven,
lost none; vs. Portland, won three, lost
four; vs. San Francisco, won five, lost
two; vs. Vernon, won four, lost three.
MINOR LEAGUES HIT
Small Clubs Unable to Pay
Traveling, Expenses to ,
Training Camps. -
BY ROSCOE FAWCETT.
W; "W. McCredle. of Portland, la one
Pacific Coast League magnate who
favors strongly the transfer of the
Vernon franchise to Pasadena. He has
led this agitation for several years and
it Is not improbable that some such
action will follow in the wake of the
charges fired at the league by Ed
Maler, ex-owner of the Tlgers.and still
the owner of the ball park, at Vernon.
Judge McCredie's plan is tc award
the team to Pasadena, but play all the
games in Los Angeles, eliminating the
Sunday morning game completely.
"The only game that is played at
Vernon now is the Sunday morning af
fair," said Judge McCredle yesterday.
"All other Vernon games are played In
the Los Angeles park. This Sunday
morning game at Vernon does not pay
and it could be eliminated tf good ad
"Pasadena is a very eqnservatlve
town and no Sunday games are allowed
in the city. For this reason I favor
cutting the schedule to six games per
series in Los Angeles. This would put
Los Angeles on a par with Portland
and Salt Lake."
The Portland owner is in favor of
retaining, the Sunday morning game at
Oakland, whenever either San ran
Cisco or Oakland play around the bay
the teams cross over every Sunday
morning to the Oakland park and large
crowds pack the nark. Last year as
high as 10.000 and 12,000 fans arose in
the early morn on some Sundays for
this weekly attraction.
"Vernon means nothing at all," ex
plained Judge McCredie, continuing his
lino of argument. "It Is a small suburb
on the outskirts of Los Angeles where
the Los Angeles people skylark at
night. Pasadena, on the other hand, is
a city with a National, reputation and
it would strengthen the prestige of the
Pacific Coast League to substitute
Pasadena for Vernon, although it
would be a representation in name
Dennis Wllie, Portland outfielder, is
an obstreperous little Southerner, but
lust the same Dennis doesn't intend to
lose out on the Honolulu trip for the
sake of a minor matter like a strike or
The McCredles received a letter from
Outfielder Wllie yesterday from Los
Angeles saylne he was glad of the op
portunlty to make .the training trip to
Kenneth Williams, another outfielder,
also wrote from Grants Pass announc
ing that he would be in Portland Feb
ruary 10 with his portmanteau packed
for the sea voyage.
Another Kenneth- Fenner the new
pitcher secured from Cleveland, sent
In his signed contract. This document
Klves Portland two catchers. Fisher
nnd O'Brien: Pitchers Houck. Penner,
Bigbee, Helfrlch: Infielder Stumpf and
two outfielders. Williams and Wilie.
already signed and out of the pale of
any strike order from Dave Fultz.
In a pinch. Bill Pangle could play
first base; Walker Campbell, second;
Senator" 8. B. Huston, short, and Ed
Werleln in the outfield, so as things
shape up Portland should be able to 1
place a team in the field in April
strike or no strike.
. As usual, quite a flock of California
youngsters will be given tryouts In
Northwestern League camps this
Spring. Nick Williams is wintering in
Antloch and the blonde Spoftane man
ager announced in Oakland the other
day that he had signed Bobby Smale,
former Tech hlg-h outfielder, and young
Bloomfield, a larboard twirler and
brother of Bill Bloomfield. The young
ster has been tossing them up for St.
Mary's. Bill Leard, of the Seattle club,
will give the "ogle" eye to two young
outfielders, Joe Devlne and Clarke
Boldt. These boys are playing with a
bush all-star outfit around the bay.
Through the clouds that hover omi
nously over baseball one little ray of
light shines through to warm the
hearts of fandom. President Baum Is
to Are an umpire. Al Joy, of the San
Francisco Examiner, thinks the victim
will be Jack Doyle. The five besides
Doyle are Ed Finney, Red Held, Bill
Guthrie, Billy Phyle and Kitty Bra-shear.
JUDGE M'CREDIE TALKS
two new marks SET
70-YARD HURDLES AND MILE A-VD
HALF RACE RECORDS GO.
Robert Simpson Covers Low Sticks in
8 1-5 Second, Defeat lug J. J.
Eller, Holder of Title.
Head tf Portland Club Says Coast
League Will Not Be Affected, as
Most of Clubs Provide Trans
portation for All Recruits.
One of the demands of the Baseball
Players' Fraternity in the threatened
clash between the magnates and play
ers is that the minors leagues should
pay players' traveling expenses to
training camps when reporting for
Spring practice. Judge William Wal
lace McCredie, president of the Port
land baseball club, in discussing the
NEW YORK. Jan. 24. Two American
records were broken here today in the situation, had a tew words to say about
, ... rm.. ijr Aihl.tip 'his one demand that will interest the
, . , . . .. fans, especially as it comes from a
who is one of the best baseball heads in
Club. In the one and one-half Invita
tion scratch race, Joie W. Ray, running I au America.
under the colors of the Illinois Athletic "Most of the Coast League clubs do
Club, of Chicago, established a mark of pay this expense now," said the jurist.
s n,.r,. or, i ceennrfa and in the e nave always aone so, ana, in iact.
en . ,,Th -r r!rh- 1 don't know of a Coast club that does
50-yard low hurdles scratch event Rob- of AA
ert Simpson, of the Lnlversity of Mis- Thls ru,e would work a haraahlp on ali
sourl, cut a fifth of a second from the leagues with lower than, class AA rat
American record of 8 2-5 seconds, held ing. Most of the league's rated lower
jointly by J. J. and Robert Eller since than class B are supported by some
mm nnH 1011 In this race Slnmson good angels
was closely pressed by J. J. Eller. . I "Take the Western Trl-State League
George H. Gouldlng, of Canada, during its existence, composed of cities
world's chamnion. was unable to over
come a handicap of 30 seconds in the
two-mile walk, finishing fully 100
vards behind Richard Remer, New
York Athletic Club, the winner.
Ted Meredith, of the Meadowbrook
Club, Philadelphia, led from start to
finish in the soecial 600-yard run,-win
ning by two yards from Joe Higgins, of
New York. Dave Caldweit, oi sosion,
was a close third.
Jo Loomls, of Chicago, after winning
his trial heat of the 70-yard dash in
7 3-5 seconds, won the final by going
one-fifth of a second faster.
Two-mile walk handicap Won by R. F.
nemer. New York Athletic Club. 80 seconds;
J P. Peaxman. New York Athletic Club, S5
seconds, second; George H. Qouldlng, Tor
onto, Canada, Scratch, third. Time,
Inter-clty match, one-mile relay Won by
Millrose Athletic Association. New 1'ork;
Meadowbrook Club. Philadelphia, second.
Time. 3:37 1-5.
One and one-half-mile Invitation race
(scratch) Won by Joie W. Kay, Illinois
Athletic Club. Chicago: John W. Overton,
Yale, second; Michael A. Devaney, Millrose
Athletic Association, third. Time. 6:43,
making a new American record for the dis
fieyventv-vard dash (scratch) Won by J.
O Looinls. ChlcaKO Athletic Association;
Alvah T. Meyer. Irish American Athletic
Club. New York, second; Brook Brewer.
Maryland State College, third. Time. 7 2-5
6oO-yard run (scratch) Won by James E.
("Ted") Meredith. Meadowbrook Club. Phil
adelphia; Joseph F. THlggtns. Irish Ameri
can Athletlo Club, second; Dave S. Cald
well, Boston Athletlo Association, third.
Time. 1:14 3-5.
70-yard low hurdles (scratch) Won by
Robert Simpson, University of Missouri;
John J. Eller. Irish American Athletic Club,
New York, second; J. G. Loomis, Chicago
Athletic Association, third. Time, 8 1
seconds, establishing a new American record.
Former record, 8 3-5 seconds, held Jointly by
j. J. and Robert teller-, maae in Maaiion
Square uarden, 1910 and 11)11.
in Eastern Oregon, Washington and in
Idaho. Why, If it had not been, for
Roy ' RItner of Pendleton, Jay Van
Huren of La Grande, and several other
wealthy lovers of baseball ill the vicin
ity, the league would never have fin
ished a season. They all lost money
being good sports. Suppose they were
forced to pay players' fares from some
point in the East in addition to this.
It would be merely working a hard
ship bn fellows who dig down in their
own pockets to keep the sport alive.
Leagues as big as the Northwestern,
class B, have found It difficult to get
by. How can they stand to pay players'
railroad fares? Nonsense, concluded
the ex-Washington Representative.
TENNESSEE GETS BOOST
COACH BKXDE.M CALLS SOl'THEHS
(VHITE SOX SQtTAD NAMED
Formidable Array of Talent to Go to
Spring Training Camp.
CHICAGO. Jan. 24. (Special.) Bar
ring the ones who may refuse to sign
because of the fight between the Play
ers' Fraternity and magnates the fol
lowing pastimers will accompany man
ager Clarence Rowland when the White
Sox leave for their training camp:
Pitchers Joseph D. Bez, Cicotte. X.
". ranfort. Urban Faber. Bruno Haas,
Klwood "Speed" Martin. E. A. Russell
James Scott. Claude Williams and M.
Catchers W. T. Gray, Joe Jenkins,
John W. Lapp, Byrd Lynn, Walter
Mayer and Ray Schalk.
Inflelders John C- "Jack" Ness. F.
M. Henry. Robert Itasbrook. Theodore
Jordan. Ed T. ("Eddie") Collins, Charles
("Swede") Risberg, George Weaver,
Bruce Hartford, Z. A. ("Zeb") Terry.
Fred McMullen and A. 1L Von Kolnitz.
Outfielders Joe Jackson. John Col
lins, Jaques Fournler, Harry Leebold,
Kdward Murphy, Oscar Felsch and Rosa
Coach William Gleason
Former Charge at Whitman to Meet
Ills Present Team In Contest at
New York. Next Season. ,
Fans were wondering yesterday lust
how Harry Pelsinger. of San Fran
cisco, obtained enough margin over
'Muff" Bronsjn at Seattle some six
weeks ago to get a decision. Bronson
clearly demonstrated -at the Rose City
Athletic Club Tuesday night that he
was the Seal Rocks City lad's master.
From accounts of the battle at Seat
tle one was led to believe that Pel-
singer was a boy on the order of Jimmy
JJufty, who took Weldors Wing down
the line. But he just boxed like most
other good fast boys and was beaten
at his own game.
- ' e
Robert Simpson, of the University of
Missouri, world's champion high hurd
ler. Is In New York, where he will enter
In several meets.
Percy D. Haughton again Is to coach
the Harvard football team, it has been
announced at Boston.
Henry Berry's new plans for bis 6an
Francisco ball park the very latest
ones that have been adopted call for
a grandstand seating capacity of 6700
with additional bleacher seats that will
furnish room for 11.000 fans. If de
aired it will ha rtnaslhl t th
bleacher accommodations by 2000. but
it is not expected that this will be don
at the present time.
There was a time In friend fan's
memory when the dear people were
with the ballplayer and against th
club owner. The player was considered
an uncle Tom and the owner was
But nowadays friend fan. arising In
the morning, sits down to h lie mush and
milk (if he Is lucky enough to have
tne price) and reads the paper as
"PL'XKIN'DORF STATION. Jan. 24
Luke McGlook, star southpaw of the
Pink Sox, is heartily in favor of the
WASHINGTON STATE COLLEGE,
Pullman, Jan. 24. (Special.) Johnnie baseball strike. He said so last night.
Bender, erstwhile coach of the crimson
and gray football and baseball, teams.
is desirous of meeting his former
charges in no less a city than New
York, according to a letter received
from him a few days ago by Graduate
Manager W. C. Kruegel.
Bender, In his epistle, modestly de
clared that football as "played in the
South, paraticularly at the University
of Tennessee, where he is now coach
ing, la somewhat superior to the North
western gridiron play and wants to
prove his statement by clinching a
game with the State College moleskin
"it is a shame the way they treat us
players." he said. "They want to cut
me down to 3000 bucks, and I won four
games for them last season on the
The fan, having stalled off the land
lord for another day, says: "Whadda
yamean Lncle Tom? Whaddayamean
Federation Considers Application.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 24. Considera
tion of the application of the Baseball
Players' Fraternity for a union char
ter was begun by the executive coun-
ners. for next Christmas afternoon on I cil ot th American Federation of La
the Polo Grounds. I vuuajr. iiib councils decision may
Athletic Director Bohler Ktated that not oe 'announced until the conclusion
he Is dickering with an Eastern team or " meeting i riday.
of repute, hoping to arrange a battle
In an Eastern city some time after the
close of the coming season. He re
fused to state the name oX the institu
tion which Is offering the contract, but
asserted that the game was altogether
probable. He saio. that Bender's team
might be met on the same trip, in
some Southern metropolis.
Sports of AH Sorts.'
LFRED R. COBB, of Waltham
Mass., has been elected captain
of the Syracuse university football
team for 1917. .He s&cceers Joseph De
Moe, one of the eight players declared
ineligible for violating eligibility rules,
STATE COLLEGE I-000 naa piayea tacKie ior two years.
Jan. 24. (Special.)
Chicago Basketball Team Comes.
l'RAT TLAYKRS MAY BE BARRED
Head of Montreal Club Kxpects Sup
port From League Directors.
MONTREAL. Quebec. . Jan. 24. A
move to bar all members of the Base
ball Players" Fraternity from the
Montreal baseball club will be taken
at the special meeting of the Inter
national League, to be held next month,
it was announced today by President
Lichtenhelm, of the Montreal club.
If that league sanctions his course
he said he would ask all his players
to abandon the fraternity or else offer
them such small contracts as to force
them out of baseball.
AXGELS .HARD FOR PIERCEY
Records Show 1916 l'ennuut AVln
lier Was Almost Tnbeatable to Him.
Athletic Director Fred Bohler an
nounces the scheduling of two , court
battles with the crack Crescent five of
Chicago for February 18 and 19 in
Bohler gymnasium. The Eastern ag
gregation has been subduing all op
position met on its Western invasion. It
is composed of the Windy City's best
basketeers, being an independent five rt' ,vr ivl"
. .1.1 n;..? ..j .--.. the center of the floor,
The faculty committee of the Unl
versity of Pennsylvania has approved
petition signed by more than 600
students and ratified by the Ahletic
Association asking for an ice hockey
team at the university
J. E. Finch is Informed that no gam
of basketball is played with a basket in
nor Is .there
touring the West and meeting the best
club and college quintets. Gonzaga Uni
versity and University of Idaho will
also Play the Crescents, according to
the statement of Doc Bohler.
State Fair Racing Schedule Set.
NORTH YAKIMA, Wash.. Jan. 24
yesterday announced the racing sched- Played left tackle on the football team
ule for the 1917 state Fair. Purses of- i
fered will aggregate $6000 for ten
one played on roller skates.
George C. Caner. of Philadelphia, in
tercollegiate tennis champion, has re
signed as captain of the Harvard tennl
team and announced that he will leave
the university after the midyear ex
amlnations and enter the American
Ambulance Field Service in France. He
events. 2:11 and free-for-all trots and
2:08 and free-for-all paces, listed at
S700 each race; other races. $500 each.
No money will be offered for runner
except for Indian relay and straight
1 5 Yanks Ordered to Repof t.
NEW YORK, Jan. 24 Fifteen pitch
ers have been ordered to report on
Monday, February 26,, at the training
camp of the New York American
At the annual meeting of the United
States Golf Association, held at the
Astor Hotel, Nework. the next ama
teur tournament was assigned to th
links of the Oakmont Country Club, of
Pittsburg, while the open was srtve
to the care of Brae Burn Country Club
of west Aewton, Mass.
The Carlisle Indian football sched
ule for 1917 has been announced. It
marks the return to the frame of th
redskins, who had almost formally ab
League club at Macon, Ga. The other Jured the gridiron pastime during th
players on the squad have been or
dered" to report on March 5.
New "World's Rowling Record Made.
CHICAGO. Jan. 24 What was said
today to be a world's bowling record I versus Cnrllsle Indians, at Princeton. K j
was made last mgnt py the five-men -tn. jo tins nopxins university versos Car
last season. The schedule
September 2!). Albright College versus Car,
lisle Indiana, at Carlisle. Pa.
October . Mount St. Mary's College vermis
Cnrllsle Indians, at Carlisle. Pa.; lth, Al
fred University versus Carlisle Indians, at
Carlisle. Fa.; -utn. irinceton t nlversity
In the 1915 and 1916 experience of
Piercey as a Coast League pitcher with
Vernon in 1915, and with Salt Lake In
" jnKeies provea an almost an average oi hoj i ne tnree-game Catholic University versus Carlisle Indian
unbeatable roe while Oakland proved ' games were llOi, lni aca i:s, l Bt Washington, l. C; 17th.' Harvard Ur.1-
ill wFm i
(I I III . -:.v2"-
II 111 1 1 , n
Up & V7- III! &
team of the Windy City Learnt of Usle Indian at Baltimore. Md.
Chicago with a team game of 1,90 and rdlanaw.V.'
KA U I i a Y J
' 1 '"" """ '" 111 - ' n m in in s i.i.s si' I I 1 1 1
versity versus Carlisle Indiana, at Cam
bridge. Mass; 24th. University of Pennsyl
vania versus Carllyle Indians, at Philadel
phia; 2Srh. Kocbester University versus Car
liale Indians, at Rochester. X. Y.
King Brady, tralnor of the Chicago
National League baseball club last
season, is to be retained to nurse the
aches and bruises of Cub players dur
ing the 1917 campaign.
- It has been learned, that Coach Ches
ter L. Brewer, of the University of
Missouri, and- graduate of the Univer
sity of Wisconsin, is considering favor
ably an offer to again- take charge of
athletics at Michigan Agricultural Col
lege, succeeding . Frank Sommer, who
resigned at the close, of the football
South Dakota's football schedule, so
far as arranged. Includes games with
Minnesota either" September 29 or Oc
tober 6; North Dakota, either October
It or 30; Notre Dame. October 27: Mich
igan Aggies, November 3, and Morning
side College, Thanksgiving day. .
A bill calculated to keep Memorial
day sacred by the abolition of such
sports as baseball and horse racing'
has been introduced in the North Da
kota House of Representatives.
Mlake and Dairy Blacksmiths.
Funny thing that Lea Darcy and
Billy Miske should have started their
fighting careers almost alike! From
blacksmith apprentices they heard the
call of the railroads, Darcy becoming
a rail-splitter and Miske a lineman.
In the early rise to fame of the two
leading light-heavyweights, a novelist
could pathee-enough material to round
out a "best seller." As they laughingly
tell their storlesr you are taken back
to the railroad shops, outslJe of which
rings were pitched for them to settle
disputes with fellow-workers.
For "hanging It on" his opponent m
10 rounds. Darcy received his first
purse of 15 shillings, or i, but Miske
had te batter one Henry Prenton on
10 different occasions to collect the
"stupendous" wager of $1.50.
Prehistoric man Is 200.000 years old.
says a prof. He played ball last siison
for a time with Great Falls.
Cincinnati has & grouch on Malty al
ready. Well. Matty stuck three months:
about as long as most of them do in
Well, uood-by. Bill Carrlgan; take
a a a
The Panama Canal zone was after a
ball club to train there. Too bad one
of the clubs did not select It. for then
some of the baseball fans might learn
that there is a Panama Canal.
Bill Leard will soon be in Seattle to.
help the 200 or 30o Eeattleilts manage
the baseball team.
Kx-l'ootball Player Die.
ST. LOUIS, Jan. 21. Wallace D.
Hard, captain of the Washington Uni
versity football team In 1913, died to
day. He had suffered from diabetes
almost continuously since he gradu
ated in 1914.
1'roniliicnt PIltbur Man Dies.
riTTSBuRO". Jan. 24. Robert e Orr.
vice-president and general maiinpcr of
the Duquesne Light Company, and one
of the best-known electrical engineers
In the country, died here today after a
brief Ulne.es rcatillinu; from a cold.