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TIIE MORNING OREGONIAX, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1919.
REDS' VICTORY PUTS;
IN OPEl'8 BATTLE
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CINCINNATI. Oct. 1. Cincinnati
today won the opening game of the
world's aeries from the Chicago Amer
icans by a score of to 1. Every
series develops a new Idol for the
fans. and Walter Reuther. who
pitched the Reds to victory, was the
unanimous choice tonight. He not
only held the White Sox to six scat
tered hits and really deserved a shut
out, but rolled up a batting average
of 1000 for himself.
If there waa anything in the game
that waa better than his hurling it
was his work with the stick. Two of
his three hits were mighty triples.
He drove in two runs, scored one him
self and was the Instigator of the
mad romping of Red legs around the
bases in the fateful fourth.
The Sox were In the fight up to
that time, but when he propelled the
ball into "no man's land" in left
center and romped around to third
while two scored ahead of him. the
heart seemed to go out to the Ameri
Defeat Stlaga t'lestte.
It was a sad day for Eddie Cicotte,
leading pitcher of the junior league.
Never before was so decisive a beat
ing administered to the Michigan j
wonder. He was simpiy pounaea out
of the box. Five runs were recorded
against him in the fourth before
Manager Gleason gave him the sign
to retire. His teammates gathered
round him and patted him encourag
ingly on the back, but he walked
from the diamond with his head
Roy Wilkinson succeeded him on
the mound, while the last inning was
pitched by Grover Lowdermilk. but
it made little difference to the Na
tional league champions. They kept
the air fairly clogged with fugitive
hits, while the Sox fielders ran their
legs off after terrific flies.
After the game Garry Herrmann,
owner of the Reds, who came pant
ing up the runway of the grandstand,
stopped long enough to remark to
"Those dopesters that were figur
ing Cincinnati second didn't figure
on our batting pitchers. We have
got two more like Reuther. They
have all been batting around .300 all
The day was clear and hot and 30.
111 enthusiasts witnessed the con
test. Cincinnati has always been
known as a thoroughgoing baseball
town, supporting the home team in
good seasons and bad. but nerves
were on edge today with th inor
tance of the struggle in stoi This
was made evident by the abru,.. ter
mination of waves of cheering until
the inundation of runs in the fourth
relaxed the tension and the cheering
became wild and prolonged.
Cincinnati made the first score hi
the first, but as Chicago immediately
afterward tied the score, it was still
regarded as anybody's game.
Eddie Starts Triable.
Cicotte started the trouble for him
self by pegging Rath between the
shoulders, and he looked a little wor
ried as the Red second baseman, a
former Sox castoff. enjoyed his un
earned increment on first base. The
visiting twlrler put one in the groove
for Daubert. who singled cleanly,
sending Rath to third. The latter
scored on Groh's sacrifice fly to left,
giving the Reds the first run of thf
Red errors largely accounted for the
lone Sox tally, counted in the opening
half of the second. Jackson grounded
to Grob. who threw wild to first and
the runner reached second. Feisch
advanced him with a sacrifice and
Gandil dropped a fly back of second
and Jackson trotted home with the
tieing run. Thereafter Chicago threat,
ened only twice, in the fifth and in the
sixth, but Reuther rose to the oc
casion and the danger passed.
The fourth inning opened with a fly
by RouKch to Feisch. Duncan singled
to right, but was forced by Kopf.
Neale hit a funny one which eluded
two inflelders with as many high
bounds, sending Kopf to third. Wlngo
singled, scoring Kopf. Reuther's first
trlmple followed, scoring Neals and
Wlngo. Cicotte waa plainly nervous
and a conference was held in the en
ter of the diamond. Rath was hmiling
aa he faced the pitcher and doubled
to left, putting Reuther across the
plate. Daubert singled over second,
scoring Rath. Five men had scored
and Manager Gleason at this point
sent his favorite twlrler to the bench.
Reds Aaaaalt W llklaaea.
Wilkinson, who had had a brief
warming up, went into the box. He
was In more or less trouble much of
the time, but managed to stay the
slaughter until the seventh, when It
was renewed. Daubert tripled Into
the rtgjit field crowd and scored on
Groh's single to center. Rousrh laid
down a perfect bunt " to Weaver,
whose Throw to Gandil. compelled the
latter to stretch so far that the um
pire called the rail tier safe on a close
decision. Duncaf grounded to Ris
berg and Rousch was forced at second,
while Groh scored on the play.
Manager Gleason led forth a third
pitcher in the person of fwdermilk
In the eighth, and his delivery con
tributed one more run to the Cincin
nati total. Neale greeted him with
a single to left and he advanced a
base on Wlogo's sacrifice. Reuther
then perched himself firmly on the
top rung of the ladder of fame with
his second triple. It rolled to the
fence In center and had the pitcher
exerted himself he could have made
it a homer. He preferred, however,
not to overexert himself and made
a semi-sightseeing expedition ramble
only as far as third. Schalk dropped
the ball a moment later and it rolled
20 feet away, but Reuther calmly
stood In his tracks while the ball was
being retrieved. The end of the In
ning found him still there.
Sax Start Attaek.
In the fifth the visitors seemed
determined to turn on the enemy de
spite their commanding lead. They
hit the ball viciously and got three
men on bases, but none reached the
counting station. Gandil started with
a single back of first base. Risberg
sent Rousch into deep center after
his long drive, but the fielder not
only captured It. but held Gandil at
first. Schalk hit a stinging grounder
to Grob and the little captain caught
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CINCINNATI. Oct. 1. (Special.)
"Dutch" Reuther, the reformed
- left-hander of the half-century
boys at Cincinnati, stands out as
the most sensational development
in organized baseball today. Red
land is wild tonight over this ex
Portland pitcher, whose trusty
southpaw conquered the Sox and
whose mighty bat shone in the at
tack. Although only 26. Dutch
can hardly be called the season's
find, because he has been found
and fined by a dozen umps and
managers In the past few seasons.
But he is unquestionably the shin
ing development of the year.
Manager Moran offers a very
simple little answer. "Dutch just
saw the other boys on the club
'working their heads off." says Pat.
"and he got busy and worked with
them." In other words, he saw a
chance for a pennant, which comes
but every 50 years in Cincinnati,
and a chance for his pals to share
the honor and profits of a world's
series, and Dutch came through
' with the best he had. Not that he
was dangerously uncontrollable in
up with the ball in time to force
Gandil at second. Wilkinson then
grounded past second, but Rath, with
a pretty stop and throw, retired the
The Sox tried it again In the next
inning. After there was one down
Eddie Collins singled through Reuther
and Weaver dropped a Texas leaguer
in right. Collins taking second. As
Jackson came to the plate the Chi
cago contingent cheered, but he
grounded out. to Daubert unassisted.
Collins and Weaver advanced on the
play. It was up to "hxappy" Feisch
now. but his best was a fly to Neale.
Chicago never even threatened again.
Ruether pitching with superb confi
dence and control.
BR H O A' BRHOA
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Groh.3. . 3
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Tu.l. 91 14'TI' Totals. 31 1 2416
Batted for Wilkinson In elfhlb Inning.
Cincinnati Nationals..! 0 0 6 0 0 S 1 8
Chicago Americans ..0 1 0O0000 0 1
Errors, Kopf, Gandil Two-base hit. Rath.
Three-base hits. Reuther 2, Daubert. Stolen
base. Rousch. Sacrifice hits .Feisch, Rath.
Rouscn. Wlnso. Sacrifice fly. (iron. Dou
hie plays. Rlsberd to E. Collins. Risbera; to
K. Collins to Gandil. Lett on bases,
Cincinnati 7. Chlraso 5. Bases on
balls, off Cicotte 2 I Rousch. Reuther), off
I.ouderaillk 1 (Orohl. off Reuther I IRis
bersl. Hits, off Cicotte 7 In 8 2-3 In-
nlnss. off Wilkinson five In 8 1-3 Innings,
off t-oudermtlk 2 In 1 inning. Hit by
pitcher, by cicotte i Rath), by Ludermilk
lUsulwrtl. irucK out, oy i.icou inopu,
bv Wilkinson Wlngo i. Losing pitcher,
cicotte, L'mplres. Rlitler behind plate,
Evans at first, Qulgley at second, Nallln
at third base. Time. 1:42.
KKITHKK BATTING AT .1000
Kx-Boavor Slugging King of First
Game Mates Hit .452.
CINCINNATI, O.. Oct. 1. Walter
Reuther; who pitched the Reds to
victory over Chicago today, is the
hatting leader for the first game of
the world series, with a percentage
of 1000. He bagged three hits out of
three times at bat and was walked
once. The average follows:
boys at Cincinnati, stands out as Reuther behaved himself In IbV V
Player B H 2B SB HR TB Pet
Rath 3 1 1 0 0 2 .333
faubert 4 3 O 1 O 5 .7SO
(iroh 8 1 0 O 1 .333
Rousch 3 0 0 0 O o .OOO
Duncan 4 2 O 0 O 2 .lw0
Kopf 4 0 o O 0 0 .OOO
Neale 4 3 0 0 0 8 .TSO
Wlngo 8 1 0 0 0 1 '.333
Reuther S S 0 2 0 7 1.000
V player B H 2B SB HR TB Pet
J. Collins ... 4 1 0 0 O 1 .2.10
E Collins... 4 1 0 0 0 ). .2.S0
Weaver 4 1 0 O 0 1 .250
Jackson 4 O 0 O O O .QUO
Feisch 8 O 0 O O O .0110
Gandil 4 2 0 0 0 2 .MO
Risberg 2 0 0 0 0 O .O0
Schalk 3 0 O 0 O O .OOO
Cicotte 1 O 0 O 0 O .OOO
Wilkinson ..1 0 0 O 0 0 .t00
McMullen ... 1 1 0 0 0 1 1.000
Lowdemnllk. . 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Team batting: Cincinnati .425; Chicago
BETTING ODDS TARE SWITCH
Favorites Before First Game, Sox
Are Now at Even Money.
CINCINNATI. Oct. 1. After ruling
S to & and 7 to 5 favorites before the
start of today's game; the White Sox
were no better than even money in
the betting on the world's series here
tonight. Several wagers ranging
from S00 to 2500 were made on to
day's contest. Previous to the open
ing game, odds were given that the
White Sox would win the series.
Scalper reaped a rich harvest sell
ing tickets for the opening contest.
but an hour before the game was
called the speculators slashed their
prices and were apparently anxious
to dispose of their tickets at face
value. Box meats for three games
costing $19.80 were snapped up at
prices ranging from 140 to ISO early
in the day. One visitor paid $125 for
three $5.50 seats for today's game.
Persons having seats to sell circu
lated among the baseball crowds,
thronging the hotel corridors ped
dling their wares. The spectators
the past, but. like the great Rube
Waddell. Hal Chase and a . few
other temperamental left-handers.
Reuther behaved himself In
This year he has been a good
little boy and the results have
featured him In the sport page
headlines. With Slim Sallee, vet
eran of the Giants, Reuther is the
cornerstone of Cincinnati's formid
able pitching staff. Sallee will
probably start tomorrow. Reuther,
a confirmed in-and-outer who has
been turned back by two major
league clubs and cast adrift by
several minor league managers, to
the sorrow of some and surprise of
others, stands tonight the most-talked-of
man in baseball.
Reuther's records are interesting
and his career replete with some
thing doing every season. As
Dutch says: "I have had every
thing happen to me in baseball but
a Reuther day." Well, Walter,
your day Is here and in view of
what you did to the White Sox you
can have a parade stretching from
the Ferry building to Twin peaks
also were busy on street corners and
other places where baseball crowds
Federal authorities made one ar
rest and held one witness in connec
tion with the ticket selling. Under
the law, speculators selling tickets
for more than face value are obliged
to pay federal war tax of 60 per cent
of the -amount received. Revenue
agents were stationed in hotel lobbies
to watch for violators and a score of
so-called scalpers were questioned.
C. S. AGENTS TRAIL SCALPERS
Forty Revenue Men Patrol Offices
of Chicago Agencies.
CHICAGO, Oct. 1. Forty deputies
of the "internal revenue department
today were stationed at scalpers
offices in a drive by federal officers
to prevent evasion of taxes on world's
series tickets offered for sale at huge
profits. Fifty more agents of the de
partment will be placed around
Comiskey park to watch transactions
there, it was said.
One agency. It was reported today
was offering box seats for the three
games here at $100, while grandstand
seats for the three games were quoted
at from $55. to 185.
FANS SEE HEILIG BOARD
CINCINNATI GAME PLAYED BE
FORE BIG CROWD.
Electric Device Shows Hectic Ones
' Just How Things Went on
Ohio Ball Ground.
Reports of the first game of the
world series between the Cincinnati
Reds and the Chicago White Sox were
received with wild acclaim by rabid
fans who gathered at the Heilig the
ater to witness the game, play by
play, as interpreted by the baseball
The entire contest went through
inninsr by inning without a hitch
Every ball, strike, foul. hit. steal and
out waa registered by the board witn
precision and the mass of baseball
followers gathered greeted the failure
and success of various players with
grief and applause aa it suited.
When "Dutch" Reuther, former
Beaver, rapped out his first triple
the fans raised the rafters, and when
the five runs began to trickle across
one would have thought a band of
Apaches 'had broken loose.
The baseball board will be a dally
attraction at the Heilig while the
world series games are in progress.
The doors are thrown open at 11
o'clock and the first returns begin to
come across the wire direct to the
theater about 12 o'clock. Hot dogs
were served in the green room.
WINGED 4M LOSES GRID DATE
V. of W. Notifies Philbrook His Re
quest Cannot Be Granted.
SEATTLE. Wash., Oct. 1. The Uni
versity of Washington will not be
able to grant, the request of the
Multnomah Amateur Athletic club of
Portland, Or., for a football game this
year, according to a letter sent today
by Darwin Melsnest, graduate mana
ger at the) university, to George H.
Philbrook, 'manager of the Portland
The Portland players suggested a
game for October 4.- October 25 or
November 16. Washington has all
the dates fille
2 00 Hunetrs Licensed In Day.
SALEM. Or.. Oct. 1. (Special.)
Scores of Marion county sportsmen
left for the rural districts early to
day in quest of China pheasants. The
recent - rains nave made perfect
weather for T?hinas," according to
old-time hunters, and It Is believed
the number of licenses Issued this
year will exceed any previous sea
son. Yesterday the county clerk is
sued 200 permits and many mora ap
plications were filed today.
when ycru-hit the old home town.
To go back to the short-pants
period. Reuther first trod the foul
line at Lowell high school, San
Francisco. Sfeveral years later he
was shooting them over for St. Ig
natius college, and it was in 1913
that h.e left the chorus for a star
ring role. His SQOtlight bow was
against the White Sox, training on
the coast that year, and for nine
Innings he held the big leaguers
to one lonely bingle and had them
beaten 2 to 1. In the last frame
they nicked him for a pair of hits
and' runs, winning the game but
RECORDS ARE COMPARED
REUTHER WINS GAME WITH 88
Twenty-One Strikes and 4 6 Balls
Shown by Tally - Sheet in
World's Series Contest.
CINCINNATI, Oct. 1. Tabulation oi
the pitching record of today's game
shows that Reuther.winning Cincin
nati pitcher, pitched 21 strikes and 46
balls, while the three White Sox pitch
ers Cicotte, Wilkinson and Louder
milk sent over 21 strikes and 26
balls. The record shows that Chi
cago batters found Reuther's pitch
ing 38 times, mostly for high flies
and fouls. The hard-hitting Reds con
nected with 42 balls pitched by the
three White Sox hurlers, 14 of them
for safe hits. Twenty-one flies and
17 grounders were hit off Reuther,
while 16 flies and 26 grounders were
knocked from halls pitched by Cicotte,
Wilkinson and Loudermilk.
A grand total of 197 bails were
pitched during today's game. 88 by
Reuther in nine innings and 109 by
Chicago 'pitchers in eight Innings.
The record for fewest balls pitched
In any one inning went to Reuther,
who, in the seventh inning, tossed
only , four times. One of these was
a ball, two other high flies out and
one was a grounder on which the
batter was thrown out. Loudermilk
pitched the highest number of balls
in any one inning, when . he went
into the box in the eighth. He gave
ten balls and four strikes and one
fly and five grounders were knocked
a total of 20 pitched balls.
Following .is tne pitcning recora
of each. of. the four- pitchers used
in today 8 game: "
, r Pitcher.
nuther ffull nine Innlnxs) Total
Balls 4 . 8 5 2 2 3 1 4 0 29
Strikes 3 4 6 2 1 2 0-2 1 21
Files 1 2 1 0 2 8 2 3 4 21
Grounders ..2 2 1 3 3 2 1.2 1 17
Cicotte (three and one-half Innings)
Balls 6 4 7 623
Strikes ' 4 8 1 1
File ..' 1 3 4 2 10
Grounders 2 1 1 610
Wilkinson (three and. one-half lnninxs)
Balls 1 4 S 3 13
Strikes 1 8 2 2 8
Flies 7. 1 1 3 0 5
Grounders 0 2 3 6 11
Loudermilk (one inning) Balls, 10
strikes. -4: flies. 1: grounders, A.
World Series Notes Tell
How It All Happened.
Johs Philip Soosa Leada Baad
"Just Before the Battle."
CINCINNATI, Oct." 1. John Philip
Sousa, the bandmaster, respond
ed (o an ovation from the crowd and
directed the band in playing one of
his favorite marches before the game
Five former Cincinnati managers
Joe Tinker. Clark Griffith, Hank
O'Day, .Buck Herzog and Christy
Mathewson saw the Reds' victory.
Jake Daubert, the veteran first
baseman, made the first hit for the
Reds, a single to center in the, first
Reuther, Neale and Daubert were
the baiting stars of the day. each
bagging three safe blows, Reuther
making two triples. Sensenick
Reuther, a San Francisco merchant,
was the proudest man in the grand
stands. He had traveled 2000 miles
to see his son In action in the series.
Manager Pat Moran of the Reds
yelled instructions to his baserunners
from the first base line, while Man
ager "Kid" uieason or tne sox coacnea
from third base.
Jake Daubert was knocked com
pletely out in the eighth inning when
Pitcher Loudermilk "bearied" him
with a high, fast bail. Daubert, bow-
ever, gamely went to nrst and was
Reuther retired the Sox on four
pitched balls in the seventh.
The day was a scorcher, more like
August . than, October. The grand-
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PlTCtfETL WHO-IS THE
5URPRj:S Of? BOW LNiU5S
making the skinny college kid a
marvel over night.
In 1913 he reported to Pittsburg,
but with little opportunity to de
liver the goods was turned back
to Los Angeles. As an Angeleno
he lasted a few short weeks and
wound up with Sacramento. The
following three years Dutch did
well In the Northwest league,
where he slammed the ball around
.325 and made himself useful as a
first-sacker and outfielder, in addition-
to occasional hurling. He
is one of the best hitting pitchers
in the game and ran true to form
stands and bleachers were a sea of
coatless fane, who mopped their heads
and fanned themselves for a breath
of air. A- government thermometer
registered 88, the second hottest Oc
tober 1 in the history of 'the Cincin
nati weather bureau.
Eddie Rousch, National league bat
ting champion, was the fielding star
of the day. He electrified the orowd
with thrilling one-handed catches.
All of them were difficult chances.
He had eight putouts, one less than
Daubert at first base.
The first ball pitched by Cicotte
dug Into Rath's ribs. The Chicago
Ditcher followed Rath to first base In-
quiring whether the injury was pain-
fuL He patted Rath on the back
when the Reds' second baseman said
he was not hurt.
The first two balls pitched by Reu
ther were high and wide. Then he
put over a strike. John Collins, the
batter, responded with a hit Chica
go's first a single through center.
Catcher Wingo's throws were per
fect when he oaught Collins and Gan
dill attempting to steal in the first
and second innings.
Joseph W. Pugh, former chief of
police of Covington, Ky., a well
known horseman around the running
tracks of the country, dropped dead
an hour after watching the Reds de
feat the White Sox. Attending phy
sicians ascribed his death to the re
sult of heatt dlsease,superinduced by
WILLIAMS NEXT PITCHER
SOX LEFT-HANDER HAS CALL
, TO STOP REDLEGS.
Pat Moran Cheerful Over Future
as Men Exude Confidence After
' Drawing First Blood.
CINCINNATI, Oct. 1. Claude "Lefty"
Williams, rated as one of the best
lefthanders In the American league
this season, probably will be Manager
Gleason's pitching selection to stop
the batting drive of the Reds In the
second game of the world's series to
morrow. While "Pat" Moran, leader of the
Reds, did not care to make any of
ficial announcement concerning his
mound choice, it was generally ac
cepted that either "Slim" Sallee or
"Hod" tiler would, oppose the White
Sox tomorrow. , : ..
"We got away to a flying start,"
said Manager Moran tonigjit. "beat
ing Cicotte, Gleason's best bet, and it
makes no difference to my men what
pitcher . Gleason starts .tomorrow.
They said before the series that the
Reds couldn't hit. Fourteen hits tells
the story. The same batting drive
will carry them through to victory. .
"The Reds entered the series a
'cocky' lot of players and this victory
has given them a lot more confidence.
Reuther deserved a shutout and the
Chicago players will find it just as.
hard to hit our other pitchers. Reuth
er deserved great credit -for the vic
tory. He was cool at all' times. His
batting was a surprise to me."
"We will even up the series tomor
row," said Manager Gleason or tne
"When Cicotte hit Rath in the first
Inning he was unnerved and was not
himself thereafter. I could have
taken him. out then, but I trusted that
luck would enable Eddie to regain
his control. I intend to start Williams
tomorrow and have every confidence
that there will be a different story to
"Reuther had a world of stuff to
day and pitched a really remarkable
game. He should have all the credit
for the victory. His batting stamps
him as a second Babe Ruth.
"Today's defeat has not disheart
ened my players. I am sure the de
feat will act as an incentive to win
tomorrow. There are nine games to
be played and one defeat doesn't mean
that the series is lost."
Joseph Ward, 87 years- old, of At
lanta, Mo., a G. A. ..R. veteran, says
that he has not shaved his mustache
since May 2, 1863, .
today, as those three hits, two of
them three-baggers, will testify.
Incidentally, it was Reuther's hit
that drove in the winning run that
cinched the pennant for Cincinnati
early in September.
After a few games with Portland
in the Coast league in 1916 he re
ported to the Cubs the following
spring, where he pitched . five
games and worked a dozen tilts at
first base. ' When waivers were
asked by Chicago he was annexed
by Cincinnati. His performance
with the Reds was about as dis
couraging as with the Pirates and
the Cubs and when the 1918 season
rolled around Dutch was pitching
tents in the uniform of Uncle Sam.
But this year will go down as
Reuther's revival. He started off
with nine straight victories and
lost the tenth in 12 innings by a
score of 2 to 1. Following this he
won five straight and only, lost
six out of 32 the entire season.
The American league may have
its Ruth, but Moran showed the
Sox a Reuther!
COAST LEI.DERS DIVIDE
VERNOJf AND ANGELS BATTLE
BEFORE 9 000 FANS. '
Meusel for Tigers and Fournier for
Los Angeles Take Star Roles
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1. Before :
crowd, which almost filled the grand
stand and bleachers at Washington
park, and which was said to number
in excess of 9000, Vernon and Los
Angeles divided honors today in
double-header that opened the final
series in the Pacific coast league sea
son, the winner of the series taking
the league pennant. Vernon won the
first game, which went to 11 innings,
3 to 2, and Los Angeles the second
2 to 0.
Although both teams played major
league ball, the infield and outfield
at all times working together like
clockwork, Meusel for Vernon and
Fournier for Los Angeles virtually
won the games for their respectjve
Los Angeles scored the first run
in the first game in the fifth, when
Bates singled and Crandall singled,
scoring Bates. They added another
run in the sixth, when Fabrique sin
gled and Crawford singled, scoring
In the eighth Vernon tied the score
with two runs when Fisher singled.
Brooks singled. Beck, batting for
rromme, sacrificed and Meusel sin
gled, scoring Fisher and Brooks.
Meusel scored the winning run in
the 11th when he singled. Alcock sin
gled and Meusel went home on
Killefer scored the first run In the
second game in the first inning on
Fournier's triple to center. In. the
fifth Fournier hit the ball into the
right field bleachers for a home run
First game: '
Los Angeles Vernon
r. rer.m. o v i 2 oij. M'c'l.s 4 0
F'bque.s 5 1 2 3 3 Ch'ne.m. 4 0
F'nler.l. 4 0 1 11 ,lMeusel,3. 5 1
C'ford.r. 4 0 2 2 liBrton.l. 4 0
Boles.c. 5 0 0 6 OlEd'gtn.r. 3 0
Bates.3. 4 1 2 0 2iHlgh.l... 4 0
K.C'dl.2 3 0 2 2 4IFisher,2. 4 1
Ellls.l.. 5 0 14 OIBrooks.c 3 0
Ald'ne.p 4 0 0 1 IllKrom'e.p 2 0
Bassler 1 0 0 0 0Beck.. 0 0
Fifry.p. 0 0 0 0 OltDevr-rc. 1 J
tAlcock. 1 0
Da'son.p 1 0
2 3 2
0 13 3
Totals.41 2 11131141 Totals. 36 3 9 33 22
Batted for Aldrtdge In 11th; batted
tor r romme in tn: Tran ror Brooks In 8th;
t batted for Edlngton In 11th; IBorton out
for bunting third strike.
Los Angeles 0 0001 10000 0 2
Vernon ,...0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 3
Errors. Boles. J. Williams, Chadbourne,
Borton. Three-base hit, K. Crandall. Two
base hits. Fisher, High. Fabrique. Sac
rifice hits. K. Crandall, Beck. Hlsh, Craw
ford. Bases on balls, off Aldrldge 4, off
rromme 3. Htruck out. Dy Aldridge 4, by
Fromme 2. Innings pitched, by Fittery 1,
by Dswson 3. bv Fromme 8. by Aldridge
10. Runs responsible for. Aldridge 2.
Fromme 2. Double plays. Fromme to Bor
ton to Meusel: Aldridge to- Fournier: K.
Crandall to Fabrique to Fournier. Umpires
Toman and .Ph,yle.
Second game; -....
Los Angeles : 'I ' Vernon
2 3 OIJ.Mch'l.s 4
1 5 fiiCh'ne.m. 5
3 6 lMeusel.3. 3
1 1 OIBorton.l. 3
0 S lU.ong.r... 3
1 1 liHIgh.l... 2
0 3 2!Fisher.2. 4
2 3 OiBrooks.c 3
0 0 OiHouck.p. 0
0 0 3
2 10 0
Bassl r.c 4
Brown, p 3
IKOSS.P. . O
r in an. p. Ji
Totals.32 2 10 27 101 Totals.. 31 0 7 27 10
Batted for Finnoran in ninth.
Los Angeles 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Vernon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Home run, Fournier.. Three-base hit,
Fournier. Two-base hit," Bates. Sacrifice
hits, Fabrique, Crawford. Mitchell. Long.
Fournier. Basos on balls, off Ross 1. off
Brown 4. off Finneran 3. Struck out. by
Brown 4. '-by . Ross 1. Innings pitched, by
Houck 1-3, by Ross 1. by Finneran 7 2-3.
Runs responsible for, Houck, Finneran 1.
Double plays, Finneran to Fisher to Bor
ton: Fabrique to Fournier; Finneran to
Borton; Mitchell to Fisher to Borton. Um
pire!, Phyle and Toman. .
The standing of the two teams after to
day's game is:
W. L. Pet. I
Les Angeles 108 67 .617
Verson 106 70 .0U2
Some Predict Walkaway Like
Braves Staged in 1914.
FIELDER JONES HAS SAY
Old Chicago Pilot Holds Fast De
spite Initial Defeat Reuther
c Great Hero of Hour.
Pacific Coast League Standi nan.
W. L. Pet. I W. I. Prt
L. Angel's 108 7 .BlS'San Fran.. 83 t0 .4S3
Vernon... 108 70 .603'Oakland . . SI OS -450
Salt Lake. 87 78 .Sl'siPortland . . 74 or, .4,:t!
Sac'mento S3 SI .000,Seattlc 60 1UB .30!)
At Portland Portland-San Francisco, no
same, rain. -
At Seattle Seattle-Sacramento, no game,
At Los Angeles Vernon 3-0, Los An
geles 2-2; first game 11 innings.
At San Francisco Salt Lake-Oakland no
BY HARRY M." GRAYSON.
Cincinnati s brilliant victory over
the pale hose yesterday left the Chi
cago supporters in Portland exceed
ingly dirgeful. For was not Eddie
Cicotte, -Kid Gleason's pitching ace,
knocked off the Christmas tree, and
did not the collective hitting of the
Reds and the pitching of Walter
Lutch" Reuther upset all the dope,
leaving the Sox admirers little to look
forward to but Southpaw Claude
Williams, who is certain to work for
the American leaguers today?
"It will be a repetition of the Ath
letics-Braves series of 1914," is the
way many rabid Portland fans look
at the situation. "The morale of the
Sox has been shot to pieces. With
Sallee, Eller, Ring and Luque staring
them in the face, Comiskey's men
will wither and fade before one of the
greatest pitching staffs ever assem
So much for that version. Now for
the other side Of the case. It was the
writer's good fortune to be seated at
the Heilig theater yesterday with
Fielder A. Jones, one of the greatest
baseball strategists who ever lived.
He led the White Sox to a world's
championship over the Cub machine
in 1906 and managed Comiskey's club
It was a rare treat indeed to watch
his sharp eyes as play after play was
flashed on the electric scoreboard
and to listen to him as he spoke his
thoughts on what the next hitter
would likely do or at least what he
should do. As far as Fielder Jones
was concerned, he was sitting in the
Cincinnati grandstand, so engrossed
was he in the returns.
"What will the moral effect be on
the White Sox?"
That s bunk, pure and simple, was
his prompt retort. "It's merely the
loss of one game for the Sox. They
are a game lot and will be back to
morrow fighting harder than ever.
Williams will pitch for Chicago next.
Judging from Reuther's effectiveness
today. Moran will most likely start
Sallee. another left hander. Should
not Sallee be just right. Hod Eller, in
my opinion, will be Pat s choice.
"Eddie Cicotte is getting old," con
tinued Fielder. "The weather is warm
back there and should .-atmospheric
conditions remain the same I look for
Cicotte to take another fling at the
Reds on Friday or Saturday. He
worked but four innings today and
the licking won't hurt him a bit. The
only question in my mind. is whether
or not his arm is O. K. Balmly
weather has always been advantage
ous to Cicotte.
"The Reds surely played rings
around the Sox today. I look for a
lengthy series and like the winner,"
concluded the famed baseball man
who is now interested solely In Ore
Fielder Jones best expresses the
view of those who do not say that the
1919 series will be a walkaway for the
National leaguers. -
Because of the heavy rain Wednes
day night yesterday's San Francisco
Portland game was postponed. Man
ager Charley Graham of the Seals
wants double headers played Friday,
Saturday and- Sunday, the bargain
matinee Saturday., being put on the
docket because of Tuesday's postpone
ment. Judge William Wallace Mc
Credie is not in favor of the three
double headers In a row. The two
REG. U. S.
other Lasts. - JlBa
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- -T n...llaisssg
Wrjy cheat ypur Feet when it is so easy to treat them ;
rightf You cheat them when you encase them in tight,
constricting shoes that mar your comfort and your peace T
of mind. You treat them when you let them glide into
a pair of Buckhecht Army Shoes. Soft, yielding, com-
fortable and sturdy withal! Get a pair today! Look
for our registered trademark Buckhecht stamped on
the ole of every shoe for your protection.
The Buckliecht Army Shoe Is sold in Portland by C H. BAKKK.
In other towns by principal dealers.
Manufacturer. BUCKINGHAM & HECHT San Francisco
at home. Or
derit by the case
from youc dealer.
J-ook for the Hires
label. It is your '
is also on draught
at the bar or
tHE HENRY WELNHARD
Close to Little White Salmon and Trout
Lake. Little and Big Buck creeks, on
the Big White Salmon. Accommoda
tions and good family cooking at
hotel. Take North Bank local. Flsh
Ing good for two or three weeks. '
managements will get together today
and harmonize. If the weather, be
haves and the grounds are sufficient
ly drained by 3 P. M. today the first
battle will be fun off. It looks like
Oscar Harstad against Tom Seaton.
With the former Beaver, "Dutch"
Reuther, playing the hero role the
audience watching the electric score
board at the Heilig theater yesterday
was surely an enthusiastic one. Ilow
this big fellow did come through. Not
content with pitching one of the best
games of his career, allowing the
hard-hitting Sox but six hits, "Dutch"
whanged out three binglcs himself,
two of them three-baggers. His
triple in the fourth greatly assisted
in sending Cicotte to the showers.
Joe Jackson and Happy Feisch, tha
two great long-distance hitters of the
Sox, were as helpless before Reuther
as Willard was before Dempsey.
Portland fans are strong for Dutch,
who gave his very best services to
the McCredies at the fag end of the
1916 season. "Good iuck to you, Wal
ter, old boy. Here's hoping you're
in there again within a day or so and
that you acquit yourself as nobly
you did yesterday" that is the
Portland fan's feeling toward the for
mer St. Ignatius college star.
Ilow the Series Stand.
At Portland, no game; at San Francisre,
no game: at Seattle, no game: at irr
mento, no game: at San Francisco... Salt
Lake, 1 game; at Oakland, no game; at
Los Angeles. 1 game; at Vernon. 1 game.
Where the Teams Flay This Week.
San Francisco at Portland. Sacramento
at Seattle. Salt. Lake versus Oakland- al
San Francisco. Vernon at Los Angelea.
Iteever Hutting Averages.
A B. U. Ave! A.B. H.Ave
Srhaller .100 33 .304 Koehler . .271 OH .244
Hlue B.'.o 1N4 .2S.1 Sutherl'd . 2 22.2.10
Siglin . . ..73 ltil .2X0 Penner . . .1-0 2K .23:1
Maker ...ai Hit .-'i.'tKingaon .!..:
Wisterzil (137 14r .270 Shroeder . 30 4.i3:i
Ruder . .411 107 .2llolllarstad .. 30 3.100
Oldham .104 4 .2 .0ll.elfer ... 30 s .100
Speas ...37H K .2.1IJones . . . 4 4
Maisel ..372 08 2."S Barham ... 4 0 .OOO
COMMl'.MTV HOCSES OPEN
Registration for Gymnasium Work
William Howard Knapp, supervisor
of playground activities for the city
of Portland, announced yesterday the
opening of the community houses at
Sellwood and Peninsula parks, for
the registration of all those desiring
to take gymnasium work at the
gymnasiums at these two parks. Cor
rective gymnastics and basketball
with other indoor sports will bein
vogue at the community houses.
Social dances will be held every
other Saturday night at the two
Instructors at the Peninsula park
are JUiss Jewel Tozler, Mrs. AJlit
Travis and Robert Gessel. Miss Edna
Metcalf. Mrs. Elsie Shockley and
Segurd Grondahl will be in charge of
the classes at the Sellwood park. A
complete schedule of the classes' will
be announced later.
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