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THE SUNDAY OREGOMAN, PORTLAND, AUGUST 4, 19118
SENSATIONAL COLT INTI ELDER WHO PREFERS LAW OFFICE TO
LAW IS HIS HOBBY
SUTOR LOSES HARD
BASEBALL DIAMOND. .
Ward McDowell Aims to Quit
and Practice Profession.
Portland Baseball Magnate
Would Reorganize Plan of
Jack Killilay Twirls Oaks to
Victory in Sixth Straight
HE IS STUDYING HARD
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BEAVERS RALLY IN NINTH
Fort land Throws A war Chance to
Win When Rapps Tries to Make
Home From Second on Infield
Hit Score Ends X to 1.
Ferine taut Incut Standings.
xr n W. L. P.C.
V a 4 Ann Portland. 47 57 .4o2
L. Angeles. 67 48 .63 San Fran... 47 8 .4
Oakland., eo oi .wtottAcramenio o w -i
At San Francisco Oakland 2. Portland 1.
At Los Angeles Vernon 3. San Fran
ciaeo 1. .
At Sacramento lnm Angeles 11. Sacra
mento 8 (10 Innings).
SAN FRANCISCO. Aug". 3. (Spe
cial.) Handsome Harry Suter hooked
up with Killilay. tar twirler for the
Oaks, in one of the prettiest pitchers'
battles that nas been seen in Ff crea
tion Park tor many a day. and it
was not altogether the ex-Seal's fault
that he came out on the short end of
a 2 to 1 score. For six Innings he held
the transbay sluggers to one hit. a
double by Zacher. But in the seventh,
he weakened and a run was scored in
each of the last two innings, off the
portsider's delivery. That the fans have
not forgotten Suter was shown by the
hand given him when he took his place
in the box for the first inning. This,
bv the way. made the sixth straight
victory for Killilay.
Portland threw away three or four
chances to score. In the ninth. Roaring
Bill Rapps. who is far from being a
speed burrer, tried to score from second
on an Infield hit. and was caught at
the plate for the final putout of the
game. Cook had the ball in his hands
before Rapps rounded third, and it was
poor coaching that sent him home, as
Killilay was plainly weakening.
Seventh Starts Buna.
For the first six innings there was
nothing doing on either side. Harry
had the Oaks standing on their heads
all the time. His control was good,
except in the fifth Inning, when, with
two down, he walked Sharpe and
Rhorer in succession. In these six In
nings Just two men got as far as sec
The seventh had a different story to
tell. Zacher put one down to Butcher
that fairly sizzled and the scorer called
it a hit. Hoffman fanned and Zach-ir
went to second on the third strike.
Then Hetllng hit the ball so hard that
Chadbourne, after running clear up
against the fence, dropped it. Zacher.
thinking it would be an out. hugged
second and only got to third on the
hit. He scored on Cook's deep fly to
Milt LMk Hopeful.
Sharpe's men kept right on In the
next frame. Rohrer doubled to left
field and took third when Rodgers lost
Chadbourne's throw to second. Patter
son put over the winning run with a
single to center.
Portland tried hard to pull off some
thing in the ninth. Rodgers. the first
man up. hit one to Cook that bounced
all over the infield. Sharpe gathered
in Kruegers fly and Butcher lined out
to left. Rapps hit one down to Leard
that bounced over his head. It kept
right on and Hoffman let it roll
through his legs. Fitzgerald, batting
for Bancroft, knocked a hot one be
tween short and third, which Cook did
well to stop at all. Rodgers scored,
but Rapps was caught at the plate.
Portland I Oakland
Ab H Po A E! Ab H Po A E
Poane.rf. 4 1 O l OVette'n.lf
rhad'e.lf 4 0 1 OLcard.Sb.
Rodg's.2b 4 12 1 llZach'r.rf
Kruer.cf 1 0 4 0 0 HofTn.rr
Rutc'r.2h 4 1 O 1 OIHelt'g.Sb
Rappt.lb 3 2 T 2 0"ook.ss..
Panc'Lis .111 0 Sharpe. lb
Hwv,c 2 1 8 2 0 Rohrer.c.
Futer.p.. 10 11 0 KlUllay.p
Fltsg'Id 1 1 I t 0
Totals 29 8 24 10 1! Totals S3 S 27 15 2
Batted for Bancroft in ninth.
8CORE BT INNINGS.
Portland O-OOOOOOO 1 1
Hits O 2 O 0 1 0 0 2 8 8
Oakland 0 O O 0 O 0 1 1 2
Hit 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 3
Runs Ro.1gra, Zacher. Rohrer. Two-base
hits Zacher. Hetllng. Rohrer. .Sacrifice hits
Suter (.21. Sacrifice fly Cook. Stolen
bases Doane. Zacher. Hetllng. First base
on railed balls Off Suter 3. off Killilay 2.
Struck out By Suter 8. by Killilay 5. Double
plays Hoffman to Rohrer. Time 1:45.
vmplrea Hlldebrand and Townsend.
ANGELS WIN' DRIVING GAMK
Five Home Rons Mark Contest With
SACRAMENTO. Cal, Aug. a. Five
home runs, registering 11 runs all told,
featured today'a 11 to i, 10-inning vic
tory for Los Angeles over Sacramento.
Four times In the game the score was
tied. Twice Heltmuller put the ball
over the fence with one man on base.
O'Rourke put it over the fence with
two men on base and Joe Wliyams
drove out a circuit with no one on
But It remained for Daley to put
them all in the shade. In the first
nine innings he had a single, a double,
and a triple and two walks in five
trips to the plate. In the tenth Inning
with the score tied at eight all. uaiey
drove out a home run with two men
on the bases. Score:
Los Ang... 1111 I.Sacramento. S 15 1
Batteries Halla, Nagle. Leverens
ind Brooks: Williams. Gllllgan and
VERNON WIXS CLOSE COXTEST
Hltt Prove Invincible Until Xlnth,
When Seals Score One.
LOS ANGELES. Aug. 3. Vernon
turned the tables on San Francisco
ind won S to 1 In the closest- played
i.-ame of the series. Hltt was Invincible
until the ninth, when two hits, one a
triple by Gedeon. made the visitors'
Henley, too. pitched good ball, but
allowed two doubles in the first, which
virtually won the game for Vernon.
Vernon 3 2San Francisco 14 0
Batteries Hltt and Agnew; Henley
I,ost River Fisherman's Favorite.
KLAMATH FALLS. Or., Aug. 3.
(Special.) Lost River below the dam
built last year by the reclamation serv
Ice Is now a favorite fishing place for
sportsmen from this city. One party
left town at 4.20 A. M. recently and
returned about 10 A. M. with a string
of 16 fine fellows ranging from 1! to
30 inches In length. They traveled
with an automobile and the ten miles
to the dam is all good road. About Iff
of these trout nave been taaen in one
e .- t r . Ngsp it
Victoria Quintet Scores Big Hit
on Circuit. .
"MEDICINE" YOHE LEADER
Veteran Thlrd-Sacker and Second
Tenor Keeps Songbirds in Train
- Ing and Pnrnlshes Music
at All Times.
Ladies and gentlemen, the famous
Victoria Quintet will now render a
If the members of the Victoria base
ball club had their fondest wish grat
ified the umpire would announce the
above, preliminary to each baseball
game Victoria played In the North
western League. The musical five
doesn't sret the opportunity to pefform
officially, but if you happen to reach the
ball park early some day wnen tne
Bees are billed to appear, or take a
walk to the hotel where they stop, you
may be treated to a vocal programme
"Medicine Man" Tohe. tnlra-Daseman
and second tenor, is the leader of the
quintet; Irving Kantlehner, the pitch
er of the peculiar name, is tenor;
Kiddo Wilson, another mounoman. is
baritone; "Izzy" Kaufman, third twirler.
defends the basso range; while fc.d
Kennedy, the Portland man, who Is a
Bee outfielder this season. Is general
Tohe Is the instigator, or -Auction
eer, as he is Known to nis aiamona
pals, one gave the long-aurrering puD
11c a taste of his vocal skill from the
vaudeville stage. Is addition he claims
to have collaboratetd with George
Crab be. the southpaw pitcher, in writ
ing the musical skit "In the Clubhouse,"
which featured a DaaeM.il quartet in
Portland not long ago. He says he
waa robbed of the child of his brain
when Crabbe had the sketch copy
righted recently, but has not permitted
his sorrow to silence his "lead" voice.
Yohe is proud of his voice. When
he falls to awaken a responsive chord
in his mates he has been known to
station himself on a street corner and
assist a wondering vendor in the sale
of his wares, hence the "Auctioneer
Dreflx to his monaker.
When Yohe Joined the Bees, making
his way thence this season by way of
San Francisco and Tacoma, lie imme
diately organized the quartet. to
which . Ed Kennedy attached himself
as general utility man. assisting first
the tenor, then the baritone, and the
basso. Just as the occasion, in the shape
of weakened vocal cords, demands.
There is some talk of four of the
men breaking into vaudeville this
Winter. Owner Wattelet has no ob
Jections. In fact he thinks that the
Injection of a little comedy Into the act
might help a little on the coaching
lines next season.
HANDICAP SHOOT ATTRACTIVE
Many Shotgun Experts Will Attend
Portland Tourney This Month.
From the way acceptances of Invita
tions to the Pacific Coast handicap
shoot have been coming In. the Port
land Gun Club is expecting a crowd of
between 150 and 200 shooters for the
meet at the Kenton grounds August
26. 27. 21 and 2.
Each of the big Eastern ammunition
companies will have at least two
shooters at the event. Besides these,
there will be shooters from all parts of
the country, who will come to the
meet for a chance at the big purses
offered in the various events.
' Five traps are available. For these,
aeme 90.000 bluerock pigeons have
been hauled to the grounds and (0,000
shells will be there In a few days.
Ideas about ammunition and will bring
shells of their own.
A big tent house is to be erected on
the grounds at once, in which the vis
itors will be fed.
The last shooting on the Inman
medal will take place today and the
award be made. J. E. Cullison is the
leader at present and all will have
to shoot much better on the last birds
than they have done in the first part
of the series to overtake Cullison.
The official programme of the big
bluerock meeting has been Issued. The
first day. Monday, August J6, will be
devoted to practice shooting, with the
tourney proper opening on Tuesday.
The main event, the Pacific Coast
handicaD. will be a 100-targot number,
with a $10 entrance fee, and $200 added
to the purse. The amateur making the
highest score gets a trophy presented
bv the .Interstate Association. First
money Is guaranteed at $250.
In the preliminary events tne port-
land Gun Club, under whose auspices
the meet Is held, will add $20. The
Tuesday shooting is composed of 10
16-bird events; Wednesday, iu io-Dira
events; Thursday, five 20-bird events.
LA GRANDE-WALLA WALLA WIN
Boise and Pendleton Taken Into
Camp In Trl-State League.
La Grande acquired an accurate bat
ting eye yesterday, hammering two
Boise pitchers all over the lot. ana won
by the decisive score of 7 to 3. Taylor
started to twirl for the visitors, but
was hit In the first Inning. Bcore:
La Grande. 7 13 3Boise 3 7 3
Batteries Taylor, Mountain and Mo-
Bride; Jamison, Greene and Kelly.
After 13 innings or battle, iuck Drone
for Walla Walla and the Bruins won
out yesterday at Pendleton, 5 to 4.
The visitors were outplayed in every
department, only the breaks came their
way. With PemDrooK ana isaaeau, two
of the leading Buckaroos, on the dick
list, little hope was held out for vic
W. Walla. S 9 8Pendleton. . 4 12 s
Batteries Kelly and Brown; Os
borne and Wilson.
l VICTORIA QUINTET WHICH
LEFT TO RIGHT THE MEN ARE MEDICINE MAN" YOHE, "KIDDO" WILSON, -MSZY" KAUFMAN.
ED KENNEDY, IRVING KANTLEHNEI. .
Crack Colt Second Baseman, How
ever, May Get to "Big Show"
Before He Qualifies as Real
Ward McDowell, the sensational Colt
eerond-sacker, would go to the "big
show" i he had a chance; In fact he
would welcome an opportunity; 'but
hie greatest ambition, like that of
"Dode-' Brinker and Jimmy Clarke, jot
Vancouver, Is to be pointed out as
"There goes one of the greatest law
years in the state."
McDowell has been studying law for
four years, two years at the Nebraska
State College, at Peru, and two years
at the University of Nebraska, Two
more years of study and then, unless
diamond emoluments are excessive, he
will shut himself up with the musty
volumes which deal with legal preced
ent, and start to carve out a career in
his chosen profession. -
However, before the 20-year-old
youngster deserts the diamond for the
law office he seems due to rise to
great heights in the field of athletics.
In his second year of professional base
ball he already has the distinction of
leading two leagues in second-base
fielding, ranking among the .300 bat
ters, and attracting so much attention
that major league scouts are beginning
to make Inquiries regarding one of the
most promising players of the North
On the last road trip the Nebraskan
made a wonderful record of 137 chances
at second base without an error, and
at the same time Jumped to the .300
division of sluggers. In that brier
three-week period his manager. Nick
Williams, recognized him as one or tne
most valuable men on the team, If not
the strongest cog in his diamond ma
chinery. Injuries Kept Him Back.
That McDowell did not immediately
jump into the limelight upon Joining
the club was due to a fractured should
er. He was out of the game for a short
time, but gamely returned to aid his
crippled club. He could not swing the
hat with h's usual vigor, hence a lowly
bat average. He was unable to do
anything but lob the ball about the
diamond, a performance not calculated
to attract favorable attention.
McDowell claims Hardy, Nebraska, as
his home. He played ball around his
home town, holding down any position
on the diamond, and naturally followed
the game when he entered the college
at Peru. He caught one year for the
team, and played second the following
season. At Nebraska University '.he
played left field a season and second
In 1911 McDowell Joined the Superior
team of the Nebraska State League.
He batted .349 and led the second-sack-ers
of the circuit in fielding, a per.
formance which made Manager Mc
Credle, of the Portland Beavers, draft
him without delay.
Hit Scored At Cam pi"
The frisky Colt made a hit at the
Beaver training camp, and while he
was barred from second place by the
presence of Captain Rodgers. was car
ried as utility outfielder. Nick Wil
liams clamored for him from the start,
but was forced to accept Mathes, an
outfielder, who was later released.
Finally the influx of experienced ma
terial, and the crying need of the Colts,
resulted in the switch to tne iNorm
western League Club.
McDowell likes to play ball. Of
course he would rather play In Class
A A" comnanv than Class "B," but
Instead of working his hardest to hang
on to his utility berth with the Beav
ers, he approached McCredie with the
request that he be sent to -the Colts,
where he could play every day. The
spirit is an unusual one, but it clearly
showed the caliber of the lad.
It is extremely unlikely that the new
Colt infleldsr will be sold. He Is re
lied upon to form an Important part of
the 1912 Beaver team. Before he can
be drafted McDowell will undoubtedly
be turned over to the Beavers again.
Immune from attack from other base
CALIFORNIA TO VOTE ON RACES
Petitions to Legalize Betting Have
Almost 60,000 Signatures.
SACRAMENTO, Aug. 3.The initia
tive measure seeking to enact a law
legalizing racetrack gambling in Cali
fornia and the establishment of a rac
ing commission having charge of rac
ing and betting, will go op the ballot
for action at the general election next
The petition contains upwards of
60,000 signatures, while 31,000 Is the
number required by law.
ASPIRES TO MUSICAL HONORS AS
I "NORTHWESTERN LEAGUE UMPIRE WHO WORKED IN THREE
- LEAGUES IN ONE YEAR.
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1 - JIMMY TOMAN. 4
TOMAN HAS RECORD
Northwestern League Umpire
Worked on Five Circuits.
AS PLAYER HE SCORED
In Four Seasons at Los Angeles
He Played 653 Consecutive
Games Dignity Is Chief
Asset of Umps.
James Joseph Toman, Northwestern
League diamond arbitrator, who is gen
erally known as "Jimmy" Toman, hplds
the unique record of officiating in five
different leagues during his five sea
sons of duty, working in three leagues
in one season, and -signing a Pacific
Coast League contract on four differ
Toman deserted a player's uniform
for that of umpire In 1908, when he of
ficiated several weeks for the Pacific
Coast League after a eeasfin of play
with Wltchita, of the Western League.
He made good from the jump, was ten
dered a contract for 1809. and was a
member of the staff during the entire
In 1910 Toman worked In three
leagues. He started with the California
League, and when It collapsed In mid
season he Jumped to the Mexican line,
umpiring for the outlaw circuit com
posed of Blsbee, Douglas and several
other towns in that section. He re
turned to the Pacific Coast in time to
work several weeks before Portland
had landed the flag.
jonra Chose Him From Jlsiy.
In 1911 Jimmy was given a berth by
President Lucas, of the Union Associ
ation, and made euch a splendid show
ing that Fielder Jones offered him a
contract this season, picking him from
a field of several hundred applicants.
Toman is now one of three Northwest
ern diamond bosses. Before coming
North be again spent several weeks In
the Coast League in 1911.
Toman has worked in six more games
than either Moran or Van Haltren. the
WELL AS DIAMOND GLORY
other two umpires, and expects to
establish the 1912 record for service.
Establishing records for service is
right in his line, for he played short
stop for Los Angeles in 653 consecutive
games, spread over four seasons, a re
markable record for any player, and
a phenomenal one for an infielder.
Jimmy says he might have been play
ing yet had he not been called East by
the sudden death of his father.
Dignity Never Falls Him.
Toman Is one umpire, and they are
a scarce article, who can mix with the
players. Jolly them along when off the
field, and preserve his dignity on the
diamond. Not that Jimmle makes a
habit of lingering about the players, for
that is forbidden any umpire In any
league, but he can rub up against them
socially, successfully and forget all
about it In the discharge of his stern
Fielder Jones' smallest umpire played
baseball 15 years before Joining the
ranks of the most hated class in the
country, not barring the "predatory
wealthy." He broke into the game as
a pitcher in 1898, starting with Read
ing, of the Pennsylvania League.
In 1902. the year of the Pacific Coast
outlaws. Toman Jumped Omaha for Los
Angeles, and started his career in tne
Far West. He played short for Los
Angeles until 1907, when he went' to
Denver. He was released by Denver and
went to Wllkebarre, of the Now York
State League. In 190S he wound up his
career at Wltchita, finally landing on
the Pacific Coast again, but this time
as an umpire
ROGUE RIVER FISHING GOOD
Salmon and Steelheads Begin to
Bite Good Season Expected.
GOLD HILL, Or., Aug. 3. (Special.)
On a No. 1 spoon, with a light steel
rod, A. E Kellogg landed a iO-pound
Chinook salmon from Rogue river yes
terday. It was the second Chinook to
be caught here this season, the first
being taken by D. . Miller a few days
previous, and weighing 23 pounds. It
is expected that the salmon will be
taking the fly eagerly in ten days or
The river is now crowded with run
ning salmon. Steelhead have been bit
ing good for some time, although the
season for them is not yet at its
height. Two local fishermen a few
days ago secured seven that weighed
35 pounds. Later, when the salmon be
gin to spawn, the steelhead, who prey
upon their eggs, will be here in
myriads, and the best fishing in years
Is expected. '
Cottage Grove Boy Makes Good.
COTTAGE GROVE. Or.. Aug. 3.
(Special.) Ray Baker, son ot Mr. and
Mrs. Joe Baker, of this city. Is mak
ing a record In Eastern baseball cir
cles. He is now with the Knoxvllle
aggregation, which, he says, is "some"
STANDING OF THE LEAGUES.
W. L. P.Cl W. L. P.C.
Boston 68 32 .S0,Detrolt 41) 52 -48S
Wash-ton.. 82 38 .620'Cleveland. . 4.". 54 .4J5
Phlla 57 41 .S62iNew York.. 32 63 .337
Chicago... 60 47 .513iSt. Louis... 31 67 .316
New York. 71 24 .748iClnclnnati. 45 63 .439
Chicago... 60 34 .638. St. Louis. .. 43 58.434
Pittsburg.. 8" 38 . 5ll: Brooklyn. . 35 63 .3"7
Phlla 46 45 .COBlBostoQ 26 60 .274
vrinn-nnll. 72 41 . 63 7 1 S t. Pa u 1 . . . . 62 62 .456
Toledo 60 42 .622'Mllwaukee. 48 2 .436
Columbus. 68 43 .613 Louisville.. 44 67 .JU
Kan. City. 64 67 Suilndlan'olls. 41 75 .303
On i, t .ai, A. 35 .fi.WOrden 47 65 .461
... i r.o 'JT M1 r. Huf t . . . - ftfl R1 .ftsrt
jniwuuia. . " " ' ' " ' " , ..... -----
63 46 .530-Helena. .
Denver 61 45 .675SIoux City.
St. Joseph. B6 49 .544;W Ichlta
Omaha 57 48 .543iLlncoln. ....
Dea Moines 64 48 .S30lTopeka. . : .
Si 50 .505
SO 54 .4X0
47 5B .461
37 OS .30
American Association St. Paul 4, Colum
bus 1; Minneapolis 8. Louisville 2; Indian
apolis 6, Milwaukee 2; Toledo 6. Kansas
Union Association Ogden 8. Helena 7;
Missoula 7, Great Falls 6; Salt Lake 7-6,
Butte 2-4. ,
Western League Omaha 10, Topeka 7:
Denver 15, Ies Moines 8; Lincoln 4, Sioux
City 4; St. Joseph 8. Wichita 2.
Portland Batting Averages.
Pacific Coast I Northwestern
AB. H. AV. AB. H. AV.
F"gerald. 8 4 .500 Burch . . . 4 2.500
Krueger. 366 116 .317 Hausman 4 2 .500
Lindsay. 303 6 .317 Callahan. 2 T .500
Rndrera. 395 115 .291 C'shank. 286 81 .318
Doane. .. 285 81 .24iMcDoweIl 176 54 .307
Fisher. .. 140 39 .262 Bastley. . 97 27 .278
Rapps. .. 8R0
vv .zoi 'f ries. . . . 4-13 no .fa
97 .25.Doty. .. 66 18 .273
70 .232 Spea 842 93 .272
12 .222'Tonneson 80 16 .267
8 .209IKIbble. .. 384 101 .203
18 .196 Williams. 333 87 .261
4 .1911 Mahoney. 107' 27 .212
13 J67 Coltrln. .. 3S 84.229
6 .145Stelger... 27 6 .222
6 .140'Harrls. .. 8n4 65 .212
0 .000 Moore. .. 101 19.190
0 -OOOlB'fleld. . 56 10.179
kilrot 18 3 .167
jveassy.. 47 S .063
Suter. . ..
MERIT WOULD BE PRIMARY
Beaver Leader Comes Forward With
Scheme to Eliminate Financial
Operations Except In Mat
ter of Salaries.
W. W. MoCredie, president of ths
Portland baseball clubs, would revolu
tionlze the organisation of baseball.
He would erect a baseball structure
around each of the 16 major league
clubs, rorce eacn ciud to recruit irora
Its own house, or family, establish fixed
salaries for the players In every league,
except the majors, and eliminate all
financial operations regarding players
except those of salaries.
In other words, he would start a
player out In a "D," "E" or "F"1 league,
unrl then have him advance on his mer-.
Its up the ladder by a draft, minus the
money features of the present system,
until he reaches the ton. where he may
be paid as his ability demands.
"The trouble with baseball of today,
particular))- in the leagues under the
"A" classification. Is that many of the
clubs- cannot afford to pay the salar
ies necessary to maintain a good team,"
says "Judge" McCredie.
"Baseball is badly In need of a re
organization, with clubs usually graded
downward. Many towns are trying to
support "B" and "C" ball, which should
be supporting a "D' or "E" club, with
salaries frony$40 to 375 per month. .
"My scheme would be to effect a re-
A.ol.atlnn nUplnr thft tOWnS In
leagues where they can support the
ball, fix a salary ror every man m
th... lanvii, nnrl hulld them UD.
around the various 16 major league
clubs. By appropriating tne mmm
league clubs among the 16 major
organisations each has a detinue iieia
for recruiting players.
"While I would fix the salaries in
each club at a figure in harmony with
the finances of the league, and would
pay each man the same sum, the In
centive to rise, so necessary in the
game, is still there, for every man has
a chance to reach the top.
"My scheme would permit each major
league club to reach down through its
chain of subordinate clubs and pick
up the men it needs, not holding It to
the "A" club Immediately under it. The
"A" club or clubs comprising the last
step in the ladder would be entitled
to reach downward to the first step if
necessarw and secure recruits with not
a cent paid for the men in any case.
"Of course, in the re-adjustment. It
would be lmposslbzle to give each of
the 16 major league clubs an equal
number of "A" or any other drafting
clubs, but the apportionment could be
made so that where a club would be
minus an "A" club it would receive
more "B" clubs, and so on down the
"I realise that the scheme is one wnicn
will probably never be adopted, but
doesn't it sound reasonable? It elimi
nates frenzied finance, places baseball,
the kind each community Is entitled to.
within reach of all. and still holds forth
inducements to the young athlete to
reach the pinnacle of baseball fame.
Fielder A. Jones., president of the
Northwestern League. Is one baseball
official who has no faith In the much
advertised Wolverton scheme of build
ing up the New York Americans for
"Wolverton took hold of the Tankers
this season when that club was a good
first-division possibility. He has suc
ceeded, not only In putting it ope!essly
in the rear, but has condemned it to the
second division for several years, said
-It's a mighty difficult task for a
minor league manager to Jump into
the majors and get off right, and Wo -verton,
with due regard to the handi
caps he worked under. Is surely a glar
ing example of this."
A few days ago when the official av
erages of the American League were
available. It was discovered that Tyrus
Raymond Cobb, the famous Detroit out
fielder, who the majority of fans re
gard as the greatest player of the Na
tional game, has batted .385 l- for six
season. In the America n Lea gue In
four of those years, Including 113.
Cobb has led the sluggers of the
younger of the major leagues. In two
other years he led all others, who
played through all the games of the
season. . .
Cobb's batting record, commencing
with 1906. and ending with a game of
last week follows: 190S, .3Z0; 1907.
350- T08, .324; 1909. .377; 1910, .385;
1911. .420; 1912, .422.
In 1908, when Cobb broke into thf
league as a regular, he played 90 garnet
and finished sixth. In 1907. the year
the Tigers first copped the American
League flag, he Jumped to .354. His
1911 record ie by far the best, and the
first year In which achieved the .400
Many fans contend that Cobb's fa
mous, or notorious, fan-squelching act
at New York, followed the more famous
strike of the Detroit players, will bar
him from again winning the "ton?o
blle, which goes to the most valuable
player In the American League. Just
how much notice the Judges will take
of the discipline destroying incident,
remains to be seen, but it seems that
he has violated one of the chief rules
regarding the awarding of the prise.
HAYWARD TELLS OF OLYMPIAD
Trainer Says Hawkins Had Won
Hurdles Up to Eighth Fence.
EUGENE, Or., Aug. 3. (Special.)
A letter from Trainer William Hay
ward sheds some light on the resultt
of the hurdles and the 1500-meter rac
at Stockholm, in which university stu
dents, wearing Multnomah's color
"I suppose you are all disappointed
in Hawkins," he writes. "He got away
and was leading easily up to the
eighth hurdle. It looked like a cinch,
but Hawk hit the eighth hurdle and
lost his stride, -coming in third, as you
Writing of the 1500-meter race, Hay
"The 1500-meter was a very poorly
run race. All the American athletes
appeared to be afraid of one another.
They did not make a fast pace on that
account. The first half was 2:08. They
figured on outsprlntlng one another at
the finish, but they ran Just the kind
. . .,,1, Taolrann II!n7liinHI
who came from fourth place on the
DaCK Btretcn snu ijvm. avvmi ill
"McClure lost all confidence and ran
a very poor race. He finished seventh
and not eighth, as has been reported."
day at this point.
Many of the ahooters have thet own