Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, March 27, 1919, Page 14, Image 14

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MirCrcdtc Is Worried.
SAN FRANCISCO. March 26. (Spe
cial.) Paddy Slglin is going to get the
Increase In salary he asks of tho Mc
Credies or the Portland Beavers will
be without the services of this capable
sceond eacker during the 1919 season
This is not second-hand gossip that
finds its way into print so many times
when arguments over salary differences
are flying thick and fast, but wa. torn
to the writer by Siglin himself while
pitting in the Continental hotel here
And rm Inclined to think Siglin is in
earnest when he says he will not don
a Portland uniform under any con
dition except that the McCredies kick
through with a J50-a-month Increase
over the salary he received last year
with Salt Lake.
Judge May Make Term.
But probably before Portland base
hall fans close their eyes for a bit of
hutcye" tomorrow night. Siglin will
be on his way to Crockett to join the
rest of the Beaver warriors and all be
cause Judge McCredie is due here to
morrow morning for the directors
meeting of the Pacific Coast league, at
which the schedule will be adopted, and
after the rotund magnate gets Paddy
into a secluded corner, may come to
terms with him.
Manager McCredie has two big holes
in the Beaver lineup that must be
filled before the Portland team will be
considered a contender for the pen
nant, and nobody knows this better
than Manager Walter McCredie. One
of these spots Is in the infield and the
other is caused by the absence of
George Maisdel in the outfield.
McCredie Is worried right now. Frank
Fuller is a dandy little ballplayer, but
docs not want to piny shortstop, lie
is a good second-sacker and fits in at
that position to a nicety. Siglin can
play shortstop and has a stronger arm
than Fuller. If McCredie gets slglin
the Infield would line up with Bl
first. Fuller second. Siglin short
and Bogart third. The only ma
class AA Inexperience would be Bogart.
McCredie thinks Bogart Is the candy
and he probably is always has been
In the spring but the question Is will
he maintain his present gait when he
gets up against fast coast league pitch
Seaaoa la Shorter.
1 have no ax to grind with the
McCredies." said Siglin. "It's a business
proposition with me. Other clubs in the
league are willing to pay me what I
ask. and I can't see why Judge Mc
Credie won't do It.
"I admit that they are giving me the
fame salary that I received from Salt
I.uke last season. Also, that the season
Is one month shorter this year, which
makes the salary a trafle more per
month. But I had a good year in 1918
and hit -2SJ.
"They never miss me out of a ball
game. I played 100 games for Portland
In 1917 and only mixsed two games
during the season. Lust year I was out
of two games during the time I was
with Salt Lake. In one week at Salt
Lake I had 66 chances in six games,
with an error. I had a good year and
think I am entitled to rhat I ask for.
It is not the top salary, by any means.
There are others in the lleague getting
more than I ask.
"Portland saves transportation be
causa I am on the spot. I knew of a
case last year where a club brought
an outfielder out from St. Louis and
paid him more money than anyone on
the club. He proved a flivver and
warmed the bench most of the season
while us fellows who were receiving
less money were out working every
Captain Job Big One.
"I get along fine with the McCredies.
They want me to captain the team, and
don't ever think It is not a big job on
the Portland club. If they want mej
they'll have to pay me what I want or
I 11 play independent ball.
Slelin is In fair shape. He has been
playing with one of the semi-pro clubs
on Sundas and worktng out with the
Oaks during the week. One week of
hard work will put him in good shape
Siglin received a letter from George
Maitfel. outfielder, who is also a holdout
on the Portland team. MaiscI wrote
that the Bethlehem Steel company of
fered him $1000 a year more than Mc
Credie offorcd him to stay in Baltimore
his home play Sunday ball and work
at the big steel plant during the week.
Siglin thinks Maine! will remain in the
ea?t unless the McCredies offer him
more money.
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Flavors Who Played in 1917 W ill Be
in Old Positions Prospects lop
V Strong Team Bright.
SALEM. Or, March 26. (Special.)
With a game being framed between
the statehouse and the penitentiary
baseball will be in full bloom at the
"pen" within a week or so.
The prisoners have elected J. F. Kel
ler manager of the 1919 baseball team.
Wlllard Tanner has been chosen cap
tain. Deputy Warden John Talley
seems enthusiastic and has assigned a
crew to clean the ball ground and put
the diamond in shape for the coming
Cold I"o Keeps Beaver front Aft
ernoon Workout.
ett. Cal.. March IS. (Special Most of
the Portland players had a short work
out this morning, but did not don their
uniforms this afternoon, as a cold fog
and mist, which threatened to turn into
ra at any time, settled over the town
Some of the men played a basketball
game in the community clubhouse this
afternoon and the others took a rest
Jack Farmer and Red Oldham, both of
whom have colds, did not turn out this
morning, as both of them believe they
ran get enough work to put them in
hape by turning out once a day. Dick
'ox was under the weather and did not
tbcw up for practice.
The weather has been colder here
than at any training camp Portland
ever has had. Walter McCredie says
the cold weather does not bother him
and that the men have more of an in
clination to work than in a warmer cli
mate. The only drawback is for the
man who has to take off much weight,
which It Is hard to do here.
There is nothing new in the Siglin
ease. Penner still Is in Pan Francisco,
but as he is In shape, it does not make
much difference whether he works out
c not.
Doc" Tanner, captain and catcher o
the team, has piloted the Inside team
for the past six years, himself bein
recognized as one of the most valuabl
amateur catchers in the state, owing
to his fine head work and ability with
the stick. He led the 1 ahampion
In batting,, hitting the pill around 600
for that season.
Al Dawson, the diminutive "ston
wall" at shortstop, is one of tlfe best
ball players in the state.
Jan Dumont, the Belgian David War
field, will take good care of the dlffi
cult corner at third base.
Kelly, Reynolds. "Blackle" Wilson
and Koss have played for O. S. P. in
other seasons and are determined to
make the big team this year.
Earl Snyder, a youngster with a fine
delivery, speed, control and a fair as
sortment of curves, will be the main
stay of the pitching staff, with Mont
rose as an alternative.
First base will be contested for by
Jack Boehm and Jack Goldey. a "pair
of Jacks we'l worth drawing to.
Charlie Potter will play second base-
while Brother Dewey will be a con
tender for one of the outfield gardens.
In selecting and giving his approval
of baseball. Warden Stevens has se
lected the one game that Interests each
and every man in the institution. So
that is to be the main object, not to
entertain a few, but all of the inmates
collectively. The men are to be picked
for their ability as ball players, noth
ing else.
The new uniforms are of gray with
tine pin stripe, and the u. s. p. mon
ogram conspicuously placed.
.baseball managers should write to
Joe Keller. O. S. P.. Salem. Oregon.
they wish to compete with the prison
team for baseball honors this year.
Canadian Rarrr Pat to Death.
TORONTO. March Ttiferno. one
e-f the best race horses ever foaled in
Canada, was mercifully put to death
yesterday at the Ontario veterinary col
lege. During several years, beginning
In 1905, Inferno won many open events,
including the King Kdward hotel cup
three years in succession and the Dur
luun cup twice.
Training Camp Gossip.
Knah, Centralis Will Meet.
CK.VTRAMA. "Wash.. March ' IS.
Special.) The lnterpcholastic basket
ball championship of Lewis county will
be settled Friday niht when the Cen
tralis and Knab high school teams
cinch. The game will be played at
Knab. The Knab five has lost only
two games in the last two seasons.
XJ ett. Cal.. March 16. (Special.) Ifa
juite a task to subdue the Tannlgana
In camp. They are beginning to ride
those players who designate them
selves as regulars, and since the "Tans"
went down to Alameda and trimmed
the Hatton-Didiers 4 to 3 in a 10-ln
nlng game the going is getting mighty
panicky around these parts for Mc
Credies first team men.
McCredie Is stumped regarding what
players to cut loose from camp. One
day he figures to release a pitcher or
an infielder and the next day the lad
shows him a little more "stuff" and
McCredie changes his mind.
"It is the hardest job I ever had."
said Mac. "These kids are getting
better every year. Few of the players
In camp have the rough edges which
stuck out all over the bushers we used
to pay carfare for."
Telling jokes is always in order In
training camp. "Lefty" James pulled
one from the clouds the other day at
lunch time which caused one of the
m-aitreses to drop a trayload of soup.
almost drowning four of McCredie's
crowd sitting at a table near the
kitchen door.
"I know a fellow who nlaved in the
Texas league." said James. "He was
out there pitching one hot afternoon
and was getting a good trouncing
when the manager yanked him out of
the box and told him to go cool off.
He drew bis pay and Jumped to Alaska,
where he pitched for Juneau. Can you
beat that?"
Can't even tie It.
Manager McCredie sleeps in a tent.
So do most of the players and sport
writers. Last night about midnight
McCredie heard some one thumping on
his tent door.
"Are you in there, Mike?" quizzed:
the Irishman, who had the wrong tent.
"If you are let me in," said the
Harp, "and if you are not in there tell
me and Til go on away."
And Crockett is a "dry" town.
The Western Union office here closes
at 2:30 o'clock on Sundays. The corre
spondents have access to a long dis
tance wire to San Francisco to handle
their propaganda to the telegraph
The first Sunday the Tannigans and
regulars clashed each of the three sport
writers sent out 600 words and a box
score. It was given to the telephone
girls to send away. There were four
of them on the job and it was later
learned that it took three hours to get
the stories and box ecores off.
The girls evidently wanted no more
of such work and when the stor'es and
score of last Sunday's game was ready
and the writers waltzed up to the tele
phone office there was only one girl
on the job and she was "too busy" to
handle it.
"I'll give you Western Union at San
Francisco and you can read it to the
operator," said the hello girl.
It took the boys two hours to get
each story on the wire Portland bound
and they all missed a chicken dinner.
Little Bill Pennington has been
adopted as honorary mascot of the
Beavers. Little Bill, be it known, is
4 months old and will not be able to
sit on the bench and grab bats for
some few years, but nevertheless he
is the big "noise" in this camp.
International Event With Victoria
and Vancouver Scheduled for
Present Season.
N"ETtV YORK. March 26. (Special.)
Efforts are being made to revive the
Canadian tennis championship, accord
ing to W. A. Boys of Barns, Ontario,
president of the Canadian association.
The plan is to have each provincial as
sociation declare a winner and these
men will meet to play for the dominion
Walter A. Goss of Portland. Or, dele
gate for the Pacific northwest, has
notified the United States National
Uvn Tennis association that the in
ternational event with Victoria and
Vancouver, which was a feature in
other years, has been scheduled for this
season. The event will be held at Se
attle the week of August 11. Van
couver will hold its mainland cham
pionship on July 21. and Victoria has
scheduled the British Columbia for
July 2S. In addition to these the
Toronto tournament will be held the
week of June 30 and a tournament at
Niagara-on-the-Lake takes place the
first week In September.
The interest that this activity in
dicates is duplicated on the other side
of the world, as the dispatches from
Sydney, telling of the draw for the
Davis cup matches, show. Lieutenant
A. F. ilding, who served In the
British aviation, was in New York
recently on his way home.
William P. Dunlap, former vice-
president of the Australian associa
tion. also has been in New York, on
his way home from service overseas
Another Australian who is in New York
is H. Y. Bradden. a member of the
Davis cup committee.
Batting Record for Past Seasons In
dicates Little Fellow Will Be
Valuable to McCredie.
Crockett. Cal.. March 28. (Special.)
Frank Fuller, Portland's diminutive but
peppery infielder, whom Manager Mc
Credie secured from the Detroit Amer
icans, is 23 years old and has been
Dlavine- nrofessional ball - since 1915.
when President Edward Navin tf the
Detroit club picked him up on the De
troit sandlots.
Firller is a blonde-haired pastimer,
5 feet 7 Inches tall, overflowing with
baseball ability, and tips the scales at
155 pounds.
Aside from two months Fuller played
with Ottumwa club in 1915, during
which interim he hit .320, he has been
with the Detroit Tigers as utility in
fielder, and his session in the Pacific
Coast league this coming season will
be the first time he has hibernated in
the minors for any length of time.
When 19 years old. Fuller was play
ing second base for Frank Skellnk's
semi-pro team at Euclid park. Detroit
He wanted to take a chance at or
ganized ball and went down to Du
buque, la., and asked the manager for
a job. After one day's workout the
manager showed Fuller the "gate,
saying he was too small and would
never make a "bush" ballplayer, but
Frank had too much of the good old
fight in him and went back to Detroit
He was recommended to President
Navin of the Detroit club and the
next Sunday he r-turned to the Michi
gan metropolis Navin was out to see
him play at Euclid park. One squint
at Fuller convinced Navin that he was
the "makings" of a good infielder, and
he reported to the Tigers where he
warmed the bench until Navin received
an "S. O. S." call from Dubuque for an
infielder. Fuller was rushed to the
rescue and banged the old horsehide
at a .320 clip.
Fuller again reported to the Tigers
in the spring of 1916 and was with
them that year and 1917, and joined
the army in 1918 and was at Camp
Custer with Gene Krapp, former Port
land pitcher, whose home is also in
McCredie is more than
pleased with Fuller's actions. The lad
hits from both sides of the plate. Is
fast in circling the bases and fields in
great style.
Marty McGaffigan Needed to Take
Charge of Shortstop Position.
Ro tigers' Work Improves.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., March 26.
(Special.) Hard hitting, plus a formid
able staff of pitchers, coupled with the
jazziest outfit of ballplayers I have
seen in many days, equals Bill Rod
gers' Sacramento Senators, who are
whipping themselves into shape for the
1919 Pacific Coast league championship
And right off the bat let us predict
that the team that wins the 1919 pen
nant is going to have to tame - this
bunch of rawmeaters, as Rodgers calls
his prospective "champeens."
Sacramento residents living adjacent
to Buffalo park, where the Senators
are getting into shape for the season's
; grind, are with BUI ana his oumi 10
I a man, Dut tne cai-cans ana uiom
! agonizing shrieks of predatory animals
! which this aggregation rends the air
with every second of their practice is
i getting on the. nerves of some of the
,' Senators' supporters until Rodgers is
' seriously thinking of calling the boys
off and save their vocal pep for Port
land and other ball parks.
McGaffigan la Needed.
All that Sacramento needs to round
out the team is the arrival of Marty
McGaffigan, shortstop, who still is in
the service at Camp Merritt, N. J., and
who will plug up the one position on
the team which at the present time is
weak. McGaffigan was with Vernon
in 1916 and later was called to the
national league by the Phillies to give
Dave Bancroft a tussle for the short
stop job, but failed to make the grade.
McGaffigan's task was not an easy
one by any means, as Bancroft can still
go get them, Dut juarty win step
miarhtv lively in the Pacific Coast
league and will hit around .250 if he
travels according,' to past perform
ances. Using the microscope on the Sen
ators, the weakest part of the team
looms ut at second base, which is pre
sided over by Manager Bill himself,
but let us tell you that Rodgers toaay
played better ball at Buffalo park than
the writer has seen him do in the last
three years. But what Bill misses in
covering ground around the second
cushion he makes up in aggressive
ness and his pep is one of the out
standing features of the Senators' of
fensive and defensive tactics.
Portland fans remember wel that
when the bleacherite got out the sad
dle to give Rodgers a long ride, that
he stayed with the job and the harder
they rode him the better Bill played,
and that is the spirit which marks
every move of the Sacramento players.
They are for Rodgers and give him the
best they have in stock.
Pitching; Staff Strong.
Sacramento has one of the best pitch
ing staffs in the league. Most of the
twiriers are six-footers and able to
take their turn on the hill, two
more times a week.
Bill Piercey, late of the New York
Yankees, is one of Rodgers' huskies.
He has a good fast ball and is in ex
cellent form. Bill Prough, whom
Rodgers secured from Oakland along
with Roxy Middleton in a trade fo
Denny Wilie and Herb Brenton, is
showing up good and burned 'em
across the plate today. He ought to
be a winning pitcher with the hitting
that Kodgers men can do for him.
Harry Gardner has his spitball work
ing to perfection and says he is ready
to take his turn on the mound. Gardner
won more than his share of games last
season. Vance is a righthander from
the Southern association and formerly
worked in the majors. He, too, is a
giant and possesses plenty of stuff.
McKenry is another giant who was in
the army and during his sojourn with
Los Angeles a few seasons back, went
well enough to earn him a few cups of
java with the Cincinnati club, where
he won five straight games.
Bromley Only Southpaw,
Jack Bromley Is the only southpaw
Rodgers has on his staff. Bromley
did some nice work for Sacramento
last season and Rodgers expects him
to repeat this year. As all managers
figure their pitching department 70 per
cent of the team, Rodgers is getting
away to a good start.
Gus Fisher, .Ted Easterly and Danny
Murray are doing the backstopping.
Fisher pegged better today and showed
me more speed going to first base
than I ever saw the big fellow spill
before. Fisher was one of the league's
leading swatters until he jumped the
club last season to go to jvork in
the Portland shipyards. I v asked
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Rodgers how it happened to become
noised about that Fisher was to be
traded or sold. Rodgers said he would
not trade Fisher for any catcher In
the league. Easterly and Dan Murray
will fight it out for the second-string
Art Griggs, at first base, is worth his
Xcw Jersey Acts to Prohibit Hunting
With or From Machines.
The airplane in Its quick flight to
commercial uses is now recognized as a
menace to game and game birds.
In any case the New Jersey Fish and
Game Conservation league has had a
bill introduced in the state legislature:
"To prohibit hunting with or from
flying machines."
This certainly is taking time by the
forelock, although the story is on
record of Latham, one of the pioneer
riiers who lost hi3 life crossing the
English channel, shooting ducks from
his airship. '
The director of military aeronautics,
United States army, has forbidden the
use of airplanes for hunting purposes,
ind it is more than likely that the
game commissions of other states
along the Atlantic seaboard will take
action similar to that of the New
Jersey league.
Speed in the backward swing rather
takes it off the forward one onto
the ball instead of increasing it, and
tends to make the player lose all con
trol of his movements and of the com
mand of his club. If either the head
or the body is guilty of any percepti
ble movement, there can be no rhythm
or accuracy of the stroke. The body
has to turn while the upswing is being
made, but it should do this from the
hips alone, so that the whole of the
human machinery seems to work upon
an axis at this point. The first move
ment must come from the wrists, and
it is the left one which makes the in
itiative. They start the head of the
club moving back from the ball, the
left one giving the first gentle pres
sure to the club, while, as soon as the
latter begins to move, the left elbow
begins to bend slightly. One of the
commonest mistakes seen on the links
is the breaking of the rule by the play
ers who at the commencement of their
swings, instead of letting their wrists
begin the work in the manner indi
cated, swing away both arms to the
right from the shoulder.
Deer Lodge to Bid for Fight,
BILLINGS, Mont., March 26. It w-as
reported from an authoritative source
here today that the Deer Lodge Athlet
ic club of Deed Lodge, Mont., will make
bid of $200,000 for the Willard-
Dempsey heavyweight championship to
be held next July 4, with a view of
staging it at Butte. It is said a bout
will be held at Deer Lodge within the
next two weeks with a view of testing
present .status of boxing under club
auspices in Montana.
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an efficient or showy guardian of the
initial sack but. boy, how he soaks that
ball. He led the Pacific coast league
last season and then went up to De
troit for the remainder of the year and
finished next to Ty Cobb. He'll knock
in many runs with his timely bingles
this season.
Rodgers la Fighter.
At second, Rodgers is not what he
used to be in the fielding line nor does
he compare with other second Backers
in the league, but he is a smart player
and out there fighting every minute
and what he lacks in fielding ability
he makes up in other departments of
the game.
When McGaffigan gets out of the
service, which he soon expects to do,
Rodgers will have nothing to worry
him. Until McGaffigan shows up,
Rodgers probably will use a lad named
O'Neil who is showing up fairly good,
but lacks experience. "Babe" Pinelli
is the best fielding third baseman in
the league, bar none. The little Italian
who was with Portland in 1917 is not
the heavy sticker he thinks he is, but
he will help out considerably in the
senators' offensive. His trial with the
White Sox last season put plenty of
confidence into the lad and he ought
to shine this year.
Roxy Middleton, secured from Oak
land; "Red" Eldred and Harry Wolters
give Sacramento what looks like the
hardest hitting , trio of outer-garden
men in the league if Wolters does ti
come-back and he says he nevet felt
better in his baseball career.
Middleton to Lead.
Middleton will be stationed in left
field and will lead off for Rodgers in
the batting order. Eldred is the fast
est man on the Sacramento lineup and
claims to be a ten-second man on the
paths. Wolters did not show up well
'ast year, either at the bat or in the
outfield. .e was late in reporting for
spring training and failed to get Into
condition. If he hits the ball during
the season like he laid the wood on
them today he is going to be a tower
of strength to Rodgers' nine. The Sen
ators' batting order is well balanced
with right and left-hand hitters.
"Im not saying we are going to win
the pennant," Rodgers told me, as lie
tried to keep little Bill from knocking
"cuckoo" a bunch of kids who wanted
to steal one of the baseballs that be
longed to "his daddy." "But the club
that beat3 us is going to have the bat
tle of their lives doing it. I won't say
we are stronger than any other club In
the league, but take it from me there
is none any stronger than the Sena-.
tors. Mark my words when I tell you
that we will leap at 'em from the start,
and whijn we hit Portland, McCredie
will be in misery every day we are out
at Vaughn-stret park."
Shoemaker Wins Billiard Tillc.
NEW TORK, March 26. J. Howard
Shoemaker of the New Tork Athletic
club, won the national amateur pocket
billiards title last night by defeating
William Tilt of the Calumet club of this
city, 125 to 25, in the play-off of the
tie for first place in the championship
tournament which ended here Sat
Grays Harbor Gun CInb Elects.
ABERDEEN, Wash., March 26. (Spe
cial.) Ben Hamblin has been elected
president of the Grays Harbor Rod and
Gun club for the coming year; Z. A.
Toye, vice-president, and Ira Horni
brook, secretary-treasurer.
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