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THE blLNDAY OKEGOX1AN, FOKTL.AISD, . 31AY 19, 1912.
1 PORTLAND OUTFIELDER WHO TOPS THE LIST OF NORTHWESTERN
AMATEURS PLAY IN
GIGAUTIC SEATTLE PITCHER WHOM JACK BARRY LABELS
PRETTY AND LUCKY
GAME IS VERNON'S
COLTS Will THIRD
PLACE B! VICTORY
LEAGUE HOMERUN SWATTERS.
PLACE OF DETROIT
Crowd Hoots at Farcical Ex
hibition and Cheers at
Action of Strikers.
Beavers Lose Four Out of
Five, Last One in Series
Going Six to Three.
Vigorous Onslaught of Port
land Is Too Much for
JOHNSON WILL NOT YIELD
PATTERSON IS FORTUNATE
THOMPSON MADE VICTIM
In Initial Inning Two Double Steal.
Rax- on Ball". Two lilt and
Two Frror Contribute to
Downfall of Visitors.
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fit JA1IU M. rASfEUL.
Portland haa thrice taken the mea-
arr of the Seattle potlacn Buge thla
rrk and a many times haa won the
diamond conmia In the first Inning.
Vesterday completed the cycle of
three, the Colts scoring the regulation
three rum In t.ie opening period and
then clinching 1"" argument by adtl
Inr to tli ttal for a, -2 victory.
The Saturday victory places t :r two
teams on a par.- with thrte victories
earn for the series. Incidentally 1'ort
lind secured a airanale hold n third
pla.-e. and la In position to take tr.e
lead one more with couple more
faa-satlsf ring workouts.
Barry la IHsaprolate.
When Bl.i Bloonifieid "repeated"" Fri
day. Miner Harry, of t.ie Invadera.
tia.l flonn of Thompson In a aimllar
role, placed hla li.ree-hlt aoutlipaw on
the firing line, and lntru ted lis sup
port to win th aerlra without reaorl
Ing to a Sunday tussle. Hut lie reck
oned wt.out hla hosts, likewise over
rated Thompson's "ro.nroark"' ability
and the afaM'ity of hla men. The com
hlnatlun proved the undoing of the, via.
Th erstwhile Gianta succumbed to
tbe folt attack In the firat Inning, tie
epred of the Portland rtayera proving
a big fact-r In the downfall. Twice
double strata were nrgotlated. and
when you add to thla one base on balla,
two forking bill and two errora. It l
not to be mondered that Thompaon'a
further efforts were not whole-hearted
and the ardor of the folta undiminished.
Waaey ;aw4 la 11 or hem.
Doty and Veaiey. tan of the Co't
mementoes from t:ie Beaters, packed
toe twlrlma- burden for th victorious
ones. Seattle scored its two runs dur
ing r.ty inrunibencj. and when tha
visitors started off In the third Inning
to repeat the acorlna process of the
second. Veaiey was siren a chance to
perforin. T'ie Southerner held the Buff
lo three Mt. an I while be allowed
men to reach third on several occasion,
and experienced difficulty In locating
the plate In the seventh Inning, he
was InvlnrtMe In the plnchea.
Mensor nd VHee were the hatting
lejdera of the d.ty. each Catherine In
three of the II hits charted airalnst
T?!ompson's ef fectlv enesa. CMck and
Moran eaih scored two of the seyen
hits which represented the Seattle
The first Inning spelted the down
fill of the Invaders, the three rum
proving sufficient to win the game, al
Ihnurh the ability of the Burs to reach
third left the oiftcome In doubt until
the two scores of the fifth. Mensor.
the first man up. singled to center, but
was tagged near second when Srea
t it Into a double play. With two gone
Krlca walked and scored on Strait's
smash over tMrd. Williams was snfe
on CMrk's error Strait going to third.
The two then pulled off a pretty double
steal. Strait scoring Harris bit one
t. MeMitl'tn. but Ilsrrv dropped the
firow. Wl:;iarra and Harris then ne
gotiate. 1 the double steal. Williams I
st-or! n it
aealile srsrfs In eess.
T:.e Seattieltes sent two men all the
mi around In the second. Harry was
safe nn Colirm's boot, went to third
on thick's druHf to left, and scored
on McMoUln s sinr'e to the same spot.
4'hlck tried to complete the circuit on
the I It. but strait' pea; nipped llm at
the plate. McMuMtn stooping at sec
ond. McVu'lin then drew a throw to
second stole third and scored on Whal
ln s sacrifice f:v to left.
In te fourth Innlna Mensor walked.
sto!e second and scored on Speas" slncle
to rlaht. Seas stole second, went to
third on Fries" hit to rlaht and scored
when Weed threw the ball wide to the
plate The rellthle Mensor tripled to
center In the seventh, the baM taklnr
a hound oxer Marn's bead, and scored
when Fries drove one to Thompson,
w Mc: boun'-d fror,, the pitcher Into
left field The score-
stt e-- Portland
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JAMES IS BIG HIT
Star Pitcher, Only 20 Years
Old, Weighs 2C0 Pounds.
DUGDALE PICKS YOUNGSTER
OroTlllo Crurk Twlrlcr Ila Bcspn
In the Game Three Year and I
said to Be Slated for Major
LeaKiie Work In Dae Time.
Bill J .. mo, of Orovllle. Cal.. Christy
Mathewson's double and twlrllnic phe
nom of the Seattle Potlatch Bugs, ha
mule much a hit with Manager Jack
Barry that he declares he would not
pari with th youngster for the peer
Irst 'BIic Six" himself.
of course Jack la not confronted
with the problem of ahovina; Big" Bill
over to Mug-as? Mrtjnw In exchanne
for Matty, but he simply uses that
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The Portland Coast League
Beavers now have two former
Portland youths on the payroll,
for the addition of Irving Hlg
ginbotharo. bought from Toledo,
brines In a local aandlotter to
exchange greetings with Walter
Lvane. the outfie'.der.
Iltgglnhotha.-n huried for Port
land senil-profestlonal teams
about 1": and 1'.'J. aT"lng then
to North Bend. Aberdeen an Ta
ruma fr a season apiece. The St.
l.outa Nationals got htm In 1907
and he remained there until the
mul.il (f !. when the Chicago
Culis bought him He was sent to
Ixiuisville In 114 and In mid
season last year was shunted to
Trie lanky Beaver has surely
had a atrenuoia career, for he has
been with eight different clubs In
ljst season Ms record was 1
wlr.s and " defeats, which was
better in the winning percent
age pf h:s team.
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way of prsslna; hla aupratna confl
drncr In Ihe wonderful future of hla
youthful mound Klant.
Bill Jimn la onlr SO years nf aire,
hut he has been "aome" pitcher for
three years Kmmett Schofleld. old
time Seattle first sarker. slftnlnp; the
younirster for DuRtlale when he waa
only 17 yeara old. But If he la youna;
he haa reached man's stature and then
kept on growing. He displays alx
feet three Inches of hlonl manhood
above the around, welgrha 500 pounda
addlna five pounds already thla sea
son and will soon force the blgpeat of
the "white hopes" to yield on the
Katrrrsl S. Mary 'a Tollesje.
James left St. Mary's Collage, tha
home of so many promising; ballplayers,
to Join Seattle, but as he only spent
two weeks at the achool he played no
baseball there. Hla diamond experi
ence la limited entirely to the semi
pros of his home and neighboring"
As pitcher for the Marysllle. CsJ.,
team. Jamea caught the eye of Soho
fteld and other baseball men. but Em
met beat the other fellows to It and
Bill eventually found his way to Se
attle. Jack Barry Is certain that the
youth will work his way to the majors
within two years.
Bill admits that he occasionally has
trouble finding- the plate and con
fesses that he haa been derrlcked al
ready this season for loosening In the
tight spots, but he hopes to outgrow
As for Barry, he watches the perfectly-built
giant slzsle them over and
haa a vision of major-league struggles
In which his charge Is the hero.
Philadelphia 12, St. Louis 5.
ST. LOVIS. May is. Philadelphia hit
Steele hard while Moore was effective
after the first inning and St. Louis lost.
R. H. E.I R. H. E.
Phtla'phia 12 IS 1 St. Ixuis. .6 7 3
Batteries Moore and Dooln; Steele
and Wlngo. Umpires Klem and Bush.
IMttsburg 8, Boston 7.
I'lTTSBCRG. May 1$. Boston made
Its first appearance of the aeaaon here
and lost to Pittsburg through tha
wildnrss of Its pitchers. The score:
R. H. E ! R.H. E.
Boston. . .7 11 IPIttsburg. .1 t
Batteries Tyler. Orlffln. Perdue, Mc
Tlgue. Ionnelly and Kling; Adama,
Robinson and Kelly. Umpires Rigler
Clik-ago 5. Brooklyn 4.
CHICAGO. May 18. Chicago bunched
hlta and won from Brooklyn. The ecore:
R. H. E.I R. H. E.
Chicago. ..6 1 Brooklyn. . .4 0
Batteries Cheney and Needham:
Kent. Kenetser. Allen. Schardt and
Krwin. Impirea Brennan and Owen.
C'liu-innatl 4, .New York 3.
J CINCINNATI. O.. May 10. Cincinnati
defeated New lark Incident to the offi
cial dedication of Cincinnati's new park.
VJ turn .1 hi. inkla ilMIn, tn t li m
j plate with the winning run In the
riinin anu win is uul ui me game
temporarily. The acore:
R H. E. R. H. E-
New York. .1 11 k Cincinnati. .4 7 0
Batteries Mathewson and Meyers;
Benton and Clark. McLean. Umpires
Johnstone aad Eason.
Eastern College Baseball Results.
At Princeton Princeton 3, Pennsyl
At New York Cornell IS. Columbia .
At West Point Pennsylvania State 4,
At Cambridge Dartmouth 4, Harv
At New Haven Tala 12. Amherst 2.
Cliehalls High I 1, Tacoma 6.
CH EH A LIS. Wash, May 14. (Spe
cial.) Chehalls High School defeated
Tacoma High School at Mollett Field
today. 11 to a. The Infield work of
the locals was fast and their hitting
superior. Dahl pitched eight innings
for Tacoma when Murray replaced
him. Pally caught. Chehalls battery
was Brunswig and Davis. Chehalls
high now claims the state champion
ship. It haa rt las a uraa l&la sea-so.
Cle-rcr Villager at Bat Thrice,
rounds Out Hit. .HoorM TwHoc
and Is Credited With
Three Stolen Bases.
rarlfle Coast Usaasja Ktaadlnas.
W. U Pet.' W. 1 Pet.
Oakland... 27 18 .i'San Fran... 19 23.4V"
Vernon..'.. 23 14. fil i"Hac'nisnlo. . IS 24 -42U
Ik An(... 22 21 .12 Portland 1U 24 .ail
At l.os Anaeles Vernon . Portland 3.
At San Kranolsco ban Francisco 3. Oak
At tsaermmanto Lrfa Angelas 2. Bacra-
m U03A.N"OELES. May 18. (Special.)
Vernon made It four out of five from
the Beavers today and It was largely
due to the way the luck broke.
It was a pretty game and the score
should have been closer than to 3.
but the two errors charged against the
visitors were costly and Hap Hogan's
darlings didn't make a mlsplay. Rapps
threw wild in the third Inning let
ting Braahear score from first. In the
fourth Kodgers Juggled Carlisle's hit
and a moment later Kane tripled scor
Koeatner pitched a good game
throughout, except for the fact that the
11 hits he allowed came when Vernon
wanted them. The Beaver's 11 hits
were scattered so they counted for
Koeatner did his best to redeem him
self by scoring in the third, after lin
ing out a triple. Chad bourne was out
at first. but Bancroft walked and
Krueger doubled, sending home the two
runs. Koestner also got a single In
the seventh, but the top of the bat
ting list fell down and lie died on
In the eighth Krueger tripled and
scored on Rapps' single. One example
of the way the luck broke was In the
seventh when Patterson beat a throw
from second base to third and then
from short to the plate. The score:
Vernon I Portland
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Totals S3 tl IT 13 01 Totals 8 11 14 14 2
Klmwlltsr batted for Burcb In Bin.
SCORE BT INNINGS.
Varnon 1 I 1 1 1 t - I
Base hlta 3 3 2 1 1 0 Z 0 -11
Portland 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
Baaa blta 13 2 1 1 0 2 2 011
Runs Carlisle. Kane. Patterson, Brashear.
Raleigh Bancroft. Krueger. Koestner. tftolan
baaesarltsle. Patterson 3. Butler. Three
base hits Koestner. Kane, Krueger. Two
base hits Loane. Krueger. Bases on balls
(iff Raleigh 1. off Koestner 2. Struck out
Hr Raleigh 2. by Koastner 2. Double plays
Bancroft to Rupps. Burrell to Patterson.
Wild pitch Raleigh. Hit by pitcher
Brown 2. Tlma 1:40. Umpires Rlldebrand
SEALS HIT OFTEX AND WIN
Oaks Lose 3-2 Mundorf Is Star of
Game in Batting Line.
BAN FRANCISCO, May 18. Frequent
and timely hitting enabled San Fran
cisco to take the game from Oakland
today. 3 to 2. Miller, for the locals,
tightened up in the pinches and saved
his game when conditions appeared
squally. Mundorf. of San Francisco,
made four hits' and one run in Ave
times at bat. Score:
R. H. E.I R. H. E.
Oakland ...3 7 lSan Fran.. .3 12 3
Batteries Gregory and Rohrer; Mil
ler and Barry.
ANGELS DEFEAT SACRAMENTO
Leverens Effective in Pinches and
Gets Perfect Support.
SACRAMENTO. Cal May 18. Los
Angeles secured enough hits to beat
Sacramento 2 to 0. Levernz was ef
fective in the pinches and was given
perfect support. Score:
Los Angeles 2 10 0 Sacramento ..0 0 2
Batteries Leverens and Boles; Wil
liams and Cheek.
VICTORIA COLLAPSES EARLY
Vancouver Wins Contest by Score of
Eleven to One.
SEATTLE. Wash, May 18. Victoria
went to plecea in the fourth Inning
and before the scoring was stopped
Vancouver had 4 runs. Wilson was re
lieved by Joratad, but Vancouver got
two more tallies In the eighth and an
other In the ninth, winning the game.
11 to 1. Score:
R. H. E.l R. H. E.
Vano'ver -11 t 2,Vic.torla ....l 4 3
Batteries Beaton and Lewis; Wilson,
Jorstad and Orindle.
CREIGER BLOWS CP IN' EIGHTH
Indians Fall on Gordon for Buncb
of Hits and Runs.
TACOMA. Wash.. May 14. Crelger
pitched a tight ball for seven Innings
and then filled the bases. Gordon was
called In and the Indians made six runs
In the next two innings. The score:
Spokane ..7 7 0Tacoma ...1 1
Batteries Willis and Devogt; Crel
ger, Gordon and Crittenden.
TRACK RECORD IS SMASHED
G. M. Miller Wins Mile Race at Alan
Track In S-5.
ALAN. Idaho. May 18. The one-mile
track Tecord was broken today, when
G. M. Miller, coupled in the betting
with Carlton G. at 11 to 10. won the
Post Falls handicap In 1:29 1-5. G. M.
Miller was off laat and trailed to the
three-quarters, when he came on with
a rush and won eaaed up.
Yale Beata Princeton at Tennis.
PRINCETON. N. J, May 18. Tale de
feated Princeton at tennis today." five
matches to four. Tale won all the dou
ble matches, while Princeton captured
all tha singles but two. Maihay a play
iBsj was a taaiwk
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LEO V. STRAIT.
STRAIT IS WONDER
Portland Outfielder Has Made
1911 WAS BANNER YEAR
Youth Had Poor Start, in Profes
sional Ball, Being; Retired Early
in First Season, but Improve
ment Has Been Steady.
Leo V. Strait, chunky Portland out
fielder, who has concentrated his 182
pounds of bone and brawn against the
ball so effectively that he is the home
run leader of the Northwestern League,
is launched on his fourth year of pro
fessional baseball. This is the third
league he has played in. and as he Is
only 22 years old, figures, at that rate,
to shatter several records if he sticks
to the National pastime.
Strait is one of the greatest training
camp swatters in baseball. He started
in to hit the hide hard and often when
he left his home for Texas in 1909. and
has been keeping It up ever since He
has landed successfully on the shoots
of twlrlers ranging from Christy Math
ewson. the -Big Six" of the New York
Giants, to the phenoms of the busn
This does not mean that Strait is
exclusively a training-camp swatolo
gist, for his batting average of .283 In
the Tri-State circuit last season in
dicates that he is a first-class bats
man when the pennant struggle Is
fiercest- This record, by the way. com
bined with only four errors in 10.
games and a stolen base list of 29,
spoke so glowingly of his prowess that
Walter McCredie was glad to grab him
for his 1912 Beavers and reluctant to
let him go In response to demands that
the squad must be cut down.
Strait's Start Waa Bad.
Strait left his home in Elmlra. N. T,
for Dallas, Tex., in 1909. Ignoring a
chance to play with one of the clubs
near home to accompany a chum to tne
Southland. His debut was a rather dis
astrous one. for he slumped wofully
when the Texas League season com
menced and played only 23 games for
a battaing" average og .189-
The 19-year-old youth then returned
home, signing a York contract in 1910.
He played In 78 games. 62 of them in
the outfield and the others at second
base. He hit .2"55 for the season, muffed
only two files in the gardens, but
trailed the league in fielding at second
cushion with 14 errors in 20 games
But 1911 was his banner year. He
participated in 107 games, all in the
Sutfleld. batted .283. with IS doubles
ven triple, and six homers and stole
29 bases for a ranking of third In the
Six 'Homer.- Earned This Season.
Despite the fact that the husky
youngster has already chalked up six
"homers" this season ""
1111 mark in that division and the sea.
son yet in Its Infancy, he Is batting
?a? below his mark of last year. How
ever, he Is not discouraged, is confl
j, that the slump will "oon be a
fhTg of the past, and that he will be
gin to climb soon, reaching a mark near
"3The Portland left fielder Is not a man
one would pick out to rank third In
Vj.e stealing in a league. He Is a
lumbering aort of chap and cover, his
e"uor"n a manner which force, the
fan to watch him In trepidation until
ha has gloved the ball. He slouches up
xo ill Plate, and while he sets his
broad shoulder, for duty and swings
with whole-heartedness, Mr. Fan
vaguely wonders who is the faster.
Dad " Meek, of Victoria, or Strait, un
til he sees the youngster galvanized
into action and going down to first at
a speed which his appearance belles.
Philadelphia 21. Detroit 2.
PHILADELPHIA, May 18 Without
a regular Detroit player on the team,
a club representing that city In the
American League waa defeated by
Philadelphia, 24 to 2. Because of Ty
Cobb's suspension. Manager Jennings
,. nitnrmm nmatne
mlayem gave tutu -
and semi-professional players gathered
up by the Jennings scouts and left the
Held The crowd of 20.000 took the
game as a joKe.
At the end of the third inning there
was a rush by a couple of thousand of
bleacherites who demanded their money
back. When this was refused nearly
all returned to their seats. There was
no disorder at the end of the game.
. R. H. E. R. H. E.
Detroit 2 4 9irhiladel ...24 25 1
Batteries Travers and McGuire;
Coonibs, Brown, Pennock and Lapp.
Chicago 3, Boston 1.
BOSTON. May 18. Although Boston
outplayed Chicago, the locals were un
able to hit Benz safely in pinches, and
the visitors won. Score:
R. H. E.I R- H. E.
Chicago ...3 7 4Boston 1 8 1
Batteries Benz and Kuhn; Bedient
Cleveland 10, New York 7.
NEW YORK, May 18.- In a batting
carnival Cleveland defeated New York
in the 10th Inning. Wolter dislocated
his kneecap trying to take second on
a passed ball In the fourth, and had to
be carried off the field. Score:
R. H. E.I R. H. B.
Cleveland ..10 13 ljNew York... 7 16 2
Batteries Mitchell, Blanding, Gregg
and Easterly; Vaughn, Quinn and
St. Louis 8, Washington (2.
WASHINGTON, May 18. Williams
batted for Hughes in the fifth inning
and a tied score resulted on his out at
first. Groom was then hit for three
singles and a triple, and St. Louis
scored enough runs to win from Wash
R. H. E.I R. H. E.
St. Louis. ..8 11 liWashVton .2 4 2
Batteries Lake and Stephens;.
Hughes, Groom, Akers, Becker and
Dartmouth Is Champion.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass, May 18. Dart
mouth won the New England Inter
collegiate meet here today.
FORMER COLUMBIA UNIVER
SITY ATHLETE NOW MAK
ICi GOOD AT NOTRE
Among the Portland athletes
now making good in the East is
'Bill'" Kellaher. formerly of Co
lumbia University, this city. Kei
laher is a cousin of tig Con
Walsh, the New York Athletic
Club weight-tosser, now at Se
attle. Aside from a strong facial
resemblance to the giant Irish
man. Kellaher is like him in that
he Is an adept at athletics.
While at Columbia Kellaher
played on the basketball team,
filling the position of guard, and
on the football team at halfback.
He was at Columbia for three
years and took an active part In
these two lines of sport all the
time he was here.
He entered Notre Dame a year
ago as a freshman and has al
ready made the football eleven at
halfback and the basketball team
as guard. He Is also an adept
boxer and has the collegiate title
In the 150-pound class.
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Players Assert That If Matter Is Not
Settled They May Go on "Barn
storming" Trip League
Head Made Target.
PHILADELPHIA. May 18. Baseball
history was made here today when the
players of the Detroit American League
baseball club went on strike and re
fused to play the scheduled game with
the Philadelphia team because Ban
Johnson, president of the league, had
refused to lift the suspension plaoed
against "Ty" Cobb for striking a
spectator in New York.
As a consequence, Philadelphia de
feated a makeshift team, played In the
field by Manager Jennings, 24 to 2.
The Detroit team was made up mostly
of Philadelphia amateur players with
the addition of McGuire and Sugden.
employed by the .Western clvab as
The regular Detroit players were at
the ball park, but when they learned
after a short practice that Cobb would
not be permitted to play, they returned
to their hotel.
While the game was being played
they discussed the situation and every
one questioned said he felt that the
suspension of Cobb was an outrage and
thev would stand together.
The players expressed the best feel
ing toward the owners of the Detroit
club, but were outspoken In their
criticism of Mr. Johnson. They said
that If the matter was not settled they
might go on a "barnstorming" trip.
They said they might quit the league
and play exhibition games until the
suspension matter Is settled.
Connie Mack, manager of the Phila
delphia Americans, said tonight De
troit had played a team in the field ac
cording to the rules and that he had
played and won the game. He would
vnot comment further.
Shortly after 2 o'clock the Detroit
players appeared at Shtba Park. The
game was not scheduled to start until
3, but the stands were well filled and
the striking players were cheered.
They left the grounds at 2:30, re
turning in taxlcabs to their hotel.
Jennings was notified, after his men
had practiced a few minutes, that they
would not play, as President Johnson
had refused their request to withdraw
the suspension of Cobb.
Jennings was prepared, and the regu
lar players' uniforms were turned over
to the substitutes, some of whom were
The game was a farce from the start,
the home team batting out bunts and
running bases in reckless fashion. The
Athletics' battery was Coombs and
Lapp. Manager Mack had in his regu
At the beginning of the fourth Inn
ing, with the score 6 to 0, in favor of
Philadelphia, thousands of spectators
started to leave the park, and there
were demands from them to have their
admission money refunded.
JOHNSOX PROVES ADAMANT
President of League Says Cobb's
Case Will Be Investigated.
CINCINNATI, May 18. President
B. B. Johnson, of the American League,
on his arrival here today, sent the fol
lowing telegram to Manager Jennings,
of the Detroit team:
"Cobb's suspension stands until the
matter Is fully investigated. If teams
refuse to play, that is a matter for the
club-owners to make good on. Umpire
. . v. .. , Vi man nut of the
stand. Cobb had no right to attack
President Johnson appeared grimly
determined to keep Cobb out of the
game until the matter had been fully
Investigated. The matter of the play
ers' refusal to play unless Cobb was
reinstated seemed to him to be of sec
ondary consideration. This, he declared,
was a matter for the club-owners to
"Speaking of the case, unofficially,
said Johnson. "It looks as if Cobb went
in hin actions. Of course.
way 1 ul,6 .
he may have had great provocation.
The fellow may nave tuuocu j---as
Cobb asserts he did, but where are
the rules and what are they for? Cobb
had but to appeal to the umpire. The
umpire would have had the rooter
thrown out of the ball park, and that
would have been the end of the affair.
What right did Cobb have to rush to
.i.- ... 1 knif a man down and kick
him with' his spiked shoes?
"Of course. I want io u" "
u hi, sides, but on the face
of the returns, I fail to see where
Cobb can be Justinea. a. io
of the players, in their refusal to par-
. , i further games, that is
a matter for the club-owners to make
good on. It is up to men.
take care of their part of the affair,
and I can only enforce the rules con
cerning fines inflicted on clubs for fail
ure to appear." '
President Lynch, of the National
League, declined to discuss the fj
. . . xjArmann chairman of tne
DUl aubudi. aj..
.i i D....1..11 r'nmmission. lnai-
. AiHU Hill aocwa... - -
cated sympathy for Johnson and ap-
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parent determination " . v " :
American League president If the case
should come before the Commission.
Lucker May Institute Suit.
NEW YORK. May 1 8. Suit f OI" . amt
aeef against Cobb may be Instituted
ages againsi - assaulted, it
wis .am today! Lucker still Is under
a doctor's care. u"""6
he"When the Detroits came on the field
there was a good deal of kidding of
Cobb but I heard no remarks out of
the way U all seemed good-natured
I had on an alpaca coat and Cobb
singled me out at once, for he yelled
back f 'Oh, go back to your waiters
JThe yelling of Cobb kept up. We
. -i rnVk was oettine ex
could see um. -- o
cited Somebody shouted an unpleas-
cueu. Kim Tito, he
ant. cii' rnnwrl hv half
came siraiB""- ; .
a dozen of the Detroit players with
bats in their nanas. ne uu. "
i.w vl. fBt VnnokeH me over.
lace wiiu ' " , -
Jumped on me, kicked me. spiked me
and booted me Denmu me coi .
Georgians Stand by Cobb.
WASHINGTON. May 18. A telegram
commending Cobb for "resenting an
ii.frr-lnsiilt." was sent to him
kv the Georgia Senators and
Cobb a nome is in Avium.