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CLOSES THIS WEEK
FAST CHRISTIAN BROTHERS ALUMNI BASKETBALL TEAM WHICH WILL MEET SOUTH PARKWAY TEAM AT THE Y.
GYMNASIUM TUESDAY NIGHT.
MAY 3 IS FAVORED .
FOR C0RVALLI5 MEET
Five Games Remain to Be
Definite Announcement to Be
Made in Short Time.
LINCOLN SURE OF TITLE
COLLEGE RULES TO GOVERN
Washington and Christian Brothers
Teams Scheduled to Meet
Many Inquiries Rece!cd at Oregon
Agricultural College) From
Schools Tliat May Enter.
THE SUNDAY OREGONIAN, PORTLAND, MARCH 9, 1919.
Five games are billed to be played
this week and the 1919 Interscholastic
basketball season will be over. Tills
Beaaon has been a very successful one
and several exceptionally good teams
have been uncovered and a number of
classy players brought forth. The only
mar on the game all season was the
luck which befel the Columbia uni
versity team when the victory over
Lincoln was protested and granted be
cause it was found that one of the Co
lumbia players was ineligible to comr
pete this season, having played a few
minutes with the Christian Brothers
basketball team last year.
Although Lincoln was awarded a vic
tory over Columbia, it was recorded in
the books that the prep school basket
tossers registered a 19 to 13 victory
over the kailsplitters and they have
that much satisfaction.
Coach George "Ad" Dewey's Lincoln
high school basketball team is as sure
of winning the championship as Ben
eon Tech is of losing it. Lincoln will
play two games this week, meeting
Washington tomorrow afternoon, and is
scheduled to clash with the Christian
Brothers quintet on Friday. Lincoln
would have to bo defeated in both
games to stand any chance of losing
" Washington has an outside chance of
scoring a victory, but the doubt is very
hazy, while it is hardly possible that
the Christian Brothers team has a
chance to wallop the league leaders.
If the Lincoln team is to go to Eu
gene to represent the Portland In
terscholastic league in the race for the
Etate championship, the game with
Christian Brothers will have to be
played earlier in the week, as the
championship series slated for Kugene
under the auspices of the University of
Oregon will start on Friday, March 14.
The Washington-Lincoln -game may
bo played on the Y. M. tV A. floor, al
though a location has not been chosen
for the contest. Following are the
rest of the games scheduled for this
Tuesday James John vs. Benson.
Wednesday Columbia vs. Hill.
Thursday Jefferson vs. Franklin.
With baseball as the next sport to
occupy attention of the interscholastic
athletic followers, students of the
various schools are already limbering
up their arms and preparing for a
With each school having a number of
letter men back in the fold there is
every prospect of a great season. As
en example every letter man but one
will be back for this year's baseball
nine at Hill Military academy. Wilbur
Nelson, who was a good all around
athlete at Hill, is back in school after
a year's service in the navy and will
be a welcome addition to the baseball
Verne Johnson, who pitched some
great ball for Hill last season, Is back
and is expected to do some good work.
Other last year men whom Coach
Irvine will have available are: Al Ber
ger, Heyden, Dick Ball, Phil Boyd, Rus
sell Page, Wilbur Haines, Irving Day
and Terry Livermore. New men who
look promising at Hill are Royal Con
ley, Harold Dooley, Errold Halton,
Sliibum Kight, "Stub" Pendleton, Rob
inson. Johnny Smith, George Wright,
Fred Rooper, Tyle Brown. Bert Hath
away, Thomas Teek, Tom Pollard,
George Crawford and Norrls Coleman.
Jefferson high school is still angling
for a baseball coach and several well
known players have been mentioned
as possible men for the job. Jefferson
will have a fair smattering of letter
men back and with Norman YoumanB
and Louis Coulter eligible for baseball
this year Jeff should have a strong
K. C. Students Cannot Contest in
LAWRENCE. Kan., March- 8. (Spe
elaL) Men taking boxing lessons at
the University of Kansas will not be
allowed to take part In any boxing
tournaments held by ,the Kansas City
A. C. or any other outside bouts as for
merly announced. The authorities at
EL U. say they are offering boxing as
a course In the department of physical
education only and are not trying to
train men for the ring. "We regard
boxing as one of the best forms of
physical exercise for young men and
think it Improves the men mentally
and physically." says W. O. Hamilton
head cf the department of physical
"The value of boxing was shown In
the recent war, when it was used in
all training camps. Boxing teaches a
man to think and act quickly.
Xafayette Substituted lor N. Y.
on Pennsylvania Schedule.
HAVERFORD. Pa., March 8. (Spe
cial.) Due to the vicissitudes of the
war, Haverford was compelled to aban
don its football schedule last year, but
with a large freshman class and the
return of the upper classmen pro.speets
are bright. There are 14 men of the
3317 squad In college. Both "Mariiey"
Crossman and "Joe" Sharp, members o
the team which defeated Swarthmore
in 1916, are expected to return to col
lege In the near future.
With the exception of the substitu
tion of Lafayette for New York uni
versity the schedule is the same as ir.
past years. The dates follow: October
11, Stevens, away; October 18, Lafay
ette, away; October 25, Delaware,
home; November 1, Franklin and Mar
shall, home; November 8, Johns Hop
kins, away; November 15, Dickinson,
home; November 22. Swarthmore.
SHIPYARD MUX TO PLAY BALL
Teams From Six Concerns Enlist,
With More to Come.
PHILADELPHIA. March 8. (Spe
cial.) The Delaware River Shipyard
Athletic association will have a base
ball league this season. This was de
cided at a meeting of the various dele
gates held last night in this city. It
will be at least a six-club circuit, with
the following teams already assured
Hog Island, New York Ship, Merchant
of Harriman, Pa.; Harlan of Wilming
ton, Del., and Sun Ship.
Baltimore Drydock of Baltimore. Md.
Is also anxious to secure a franchise,
but as Pussy & Jones of Glouceste
Is. J., Wilmington and Chester, are to
be heard from, it was decided not to
award franchises until a later meeting,
when the plants not yet having decided
their baseball activities will be in a po
eition to report.
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HQPPE STARTS PLAY YOUNG
BILLIARD CHAMPION RECALLS
GAMES OP CHILDHOOD.
Exhibition Match Games Will Be
Played at Bowie & Caldwell Par
lors Monday and Tuesday.
BY WILLIE HOPPE.
"World's Champion Balk-Line Player.
I began to play billiards when I was
3 years old. Dad would not let me run
around the streets with the other boys
so I passed the time knocking the
balls around on his table. That Is
one of the secrets of my success. Ey
the time I was 6 my kindergarten
work with the cue was over. I had
started on my career.
I went to New York and gave an
exhibition when I reached my eighth
birthday. What an event that was for
me. All the New " York sporting
writers featured me as a "boy won
der" with a great future. Many pre
dicted me as a future champion. It
certainly was a big day for me.
Four years later I played my first
match game. Al Taylor, a well-known
professional of the day, agreed to a
match at Chicago. We played for
1U0 a side.' I won, 300 to his 207.
and was the proudest boy in the United
States. I felt that I could beat any
one and immediately wanted to play
the best in the world. It is a great
feeling to win when a boy.
My ambition to become a great bil
liard player Increased. I loved the
game and wanted to reach the very
top rung in the ladder.
For 13 years now I have been cham
pion. Still I am sure that I can truth-
ully say I am still wearing the same
BAY SECTION FEARS TOO MANY
Four Shows Each Week Certain, and Fans May Tire of Fistic Entertain
ment, Says WTriter Parente Remodels Coliseum for Four-round Fights.
BY HARRY B. SMITH. I
AN FRANCISCO. March 8. (Spe-
clal.) San Francisco and the bay ,
section is in for a lot of fights in
tho next few weeks unless some of
the promoters become discouraged and
throw up the eponge. For a long time
the allies of Dreamland rink had
things pretty much to themselves.
though of course there was Al Young's
Association club to be .considered.
Then Coffroth decided that when he
could land the big matches he would
cut In as a promoter. Jimmy Rohan
opened up In Oakland and Tommy
Simpson, after his eastern trip with
Battling Ortega, came back with re
And the very latest is Louis Parente,
who has persuaded some "angel" to
spend $9000 in putting the Coliseum
rink into shape for four-round fights.
Now Coffroth, of course, doesn't in
tend showing every week only when
he has a big card that will gather the
coin into the house. Still, he has to be
counted, and that makes four clubs in
San Francisco, with two in Oakland.
We are certain of four shows each
week, and that's altogether too much.
The police say they will not interfere
ust so long as the promoters don t
fight among themselves or attempt to
stage two shows ojj the same night.
But even so. that's more in the way
of fistic entertainment than we need
or even can stand. It's bound to be
case of the survival of tho fittetst-
The danger, as anybody can appreciate.
s that people, disgusted with reading
about so much in the fight une, will
put a stop to proceedings.
Parente opened his new fight houee
last Tuesday night. No end of money
has been used in refitting the Coli
seum once before a fight .arena, but
ordinarily used as a roller skating1 rink
and dance hall for its new task.
Parente has back of him come chap
who Is willing to spend bis dough. Al-
THE RECENT BOWUNS
MAKES ONE. WOMDER
IU T.notCg, OF MUCH SINCE &0YH00P QAVi
size hat. Some say there Is little 1
change from the kid that had to be
lifted on the soap box to play a shot.
My most important match? Why,
that was my tilt against Maurice Vig
naux in Paris, with the world's cham
pionship as the prize. I was only 18
years old at the time and was going
across the ocean to play for the bil
liard crown of the world. I was not
worried; a little excited perhaps, but
still certain of winning. I felt sure of
winning Just as sure as the French
were that Vignaux. their Idol, would
crush mo by a ridiculous score.
I won the title and have held It since.
I am proud of it. Tho man who wins
it must be a better man because there
is not enough gold in America; no, not
in the entire world to buy it from me.
Defeating.. Vignaux gave me the
greatest sensation, but Cor genuine
hard playing my match against the
late Jake Schaefer was the hardest.
He was a wonderful player. We were
nip and tuck for the greater part of
the match, but I won out by scoring
500 while 472 buttons were on his
string. Twice during the game Schae
fer was 100 points ahead of me. I'll
never forget that match.
I have made five trips to Paris. On
the last trip I ran C2i in a match game
with Louis Cure, a record that still
Hoppe will play exhibition match
games assisted by George Butler Sut
ton, former champion, at Bowie and
Caldwell's billiard parlors Monday and
Tuesday at 3 and 8 P. M.
Sutherland to Coach.
EASTON. Pa.. March 8. (Special.)
Dr. John B. Sutherland, formerly star
player of the University of Pittsburg
football team, has been appointed to
coach the Lafayette football team next
year. The announcement .was made by
Thomas Kisher of Philadelphia, chair
man of the athletic committee of the
board of trustees.
ready something like $9000 bas been
"sea -ana they ao tell me there's more
The new arena has a seating capacity
of 10,000, which will accomodate the
fans for most of the fights. The
bleacher section is circular and built
to stay. Tho gallery alone will take
care of 5200 patrons and there are al
most as many more seats on the main
Exits and entrances have been ar
ranged to handle the crowds in good
shape and there should be no trouble on
that score. While the civic auditorium.
naturally. Is a finer arena, there's al
ways (he chance that the supervisors
will shut down on fights. If that ever
happens, the Coliseum will be In a po
sition to grab the big events.
Jim Coffroth as good as made the
statement this last week that racing
and booze are to be divorced so far as
the Tijuana race course is concerned.
Tijuana isn't opened as yet and nobody
knows when it will be ready. But
when it is, the big bar that ha always
been one of the favorite features likely
will be missing.
The story came about over tho gossip
that Coffroth was organizing a syn
dicate to open up a resort at Tijuana
and sell liquor to the thirsty Amer
ican tourists who are going to bo out
of luck after June 30.
But Coffroth denies it absolutely. Ho
admitted there are a hundred thou
sand men who figure they will make
fortunes by opening saloons and re
sorts just over the. border lino Into
Mexico, but ho says positively that ho
Is not one of them.
"Racing Is so much bigger a prop
osition than booze," he remarked, "that
1 don't care whether we sell any liquor
at Tijuana, when wo are allowed to
open up again. As a matter of fact,
we haven't a bottle of liquor on the
premises. When we were forced to
close because of the passport ruling,
I sold what stock we had on hand.
Since then we have not purchased a
SPORT EVENTS OF
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barrel of whisky and so far as I am
concerned, wo are not going to do so."
Coffroth left this week for San
Diego to look after some business af
fairs la connection with the truck, lie
says, however, that any announcement
as regards tho opening of Tijuana is
premature; that he has nothing of the
sort in mind. Ha will await the ruling
of the federal government on that
Just as soon as the word Is given.
Tijuana will be In tho running. It is
hoped tho track will be ready for tho
winter season of 1919-1920.
Willie Ritchie will leave for New
York the fore part of this coming week.
He Is going cn a combined business
and pleasure trip, but will not do any
fighting. A lot of the prdmottrs be
lieve Willie ought to strike whllo tho
Iron is hot; that now is the time for
him to gather the kale. But Ritchie has
been a clever lad financially, as well
as in the ring, and it isn't likely he is
going to lose a whole lot.
After a month of travel. If Ritchie
wants to take on Benny Leonard In
Newark, N. J., for an eight-round, no
decision contest, it can undoubtedly be
arranged. Ho already has an offer of
S7500 for Just such a scrap and he is
rather inclined to accept.
Leonard plans to fight his way back
to New York by easy stages and it be
gins to look as if the middle of April
will see the two boys tearing again.
Wnilo Jackson, New Yorli light
weight, so highly touted by Benny
Leonard as one of the best, came a
cropper in his bout with Frankie Far
ren last week. Referee Toby lrwln
gave tho verdict to Farren. I thought
Toby was right, but the other critics.
without an exception, held there should
have been a draw.
Jackson started like a flash in the
first round, but he slowed down after
that. He has a bad habit of tele
graphing his right hand punch that Is
said to be his knockout blow and he
mas) get over the same. Last Friday
night Jackson took on Tommy Rich
ards, the Los Angeles lightweight, who
gave Muff Broneon a surprise party.
and it looks as if the New Yorker and
Farren will be rematched.
Jackson insists that it Is his right
and the promoters are willing to sat
isfy him on that score.
Jim Flynn, who was knocked out by
Fat Larue In a round on Washington's
birthday, is still hanging around, try
ing to get a return match. Flynn and
hia manager are the only ours who
see any reason for a return. I can't see
where the request will be granted, and
its not likely at all. While I didn't
see the fight, from all accounts Flynn
was fairly and squarely beaten.
Ho Is. or ought to be, 'out of the
THE WEEK AS PICTURED BY
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ring for keep3 and there's no reason
to give him falne encouragement by
granting a return.
Baseball training this season is going
to be confined very largely to S.m
Francisco and vicinity. Already the
workouts have started in a small way
and by Monday every team will bo
in the thick of it.
The Seals are located at Santa Clara
with their sleeping quarters in ban
.Tos. Crockett, not far away, has the
Portland crew, with Salt Lake at Pitts
burg. Oakland itt going to train at
home and the same is to be said of
From all T can learn, the teams are
to bo considerably strengthened and
there obgnt to be a good season. It
may take some littta time for base
ball to come back aftor the l.ipse of
last )ar, but it la bound to return, for
the people must have rorae amuxeinent.
The entrance into the league of the
northwest clubs is going to add to the
rivalry and that will help out a lot.
Sam Langford brought with him to
he coast as his sparring partner a
Ight heavyweight of Chicago who
ooks as if he might deliver. Tho chap's
name Is Tony Melchoir. He weighs ISO
pounds and Is an upstanding lad.
Langford has been tutoring Melchoir
for the past rlx months. He has a
good straight left to the face and a
lard right cross. In his workouts witli
Langford bo looked particularly good.
Indeed, he given a better Impression
than did Jack Dempsey when the lat
ter made his first start here. You never
can tell how a boy is going to aevelop.
but I'd like to see more of this lad in
aclion around San Francisco.
YANKS TO PLAY BASEBALL
PROGRAMME IX ARMY OF OCCU
PATION TAKES I ORM.
National Game to Share Attentiou
Willi Boxinff In Camps of Ex
PARIS. March 8. Tho athletic pro
gramme to be followed throughout the
occupied area in Germany and at all
camps of the American expeditionary
force in France during the term of
service of the armies of the United
States overseas is rapidly taking defi
nite form. In this Important field
sanctioned and controlled by the of
ficers of the army, baseball will soon
share attention with boxing.
Director Dowd needs no intrductlon
to American fans, having managed ma
jor league teams and played wherever
the nationa' game has been established
as an Institution in America. He has
been identified with the St- Louis, Bos
ton, Philadelphia. Washington, Cleve
land, Chicago and Milwaukee teams In
major league ball and has for many
years been the guiding star of minor
Dowd enjoys another qualification
for his new duties. He Is a good mixer
in the sense of having a happy faculty
of "getting along with the boys and
will have little difficulty In getting
results from the very start of the base
ball season which will open with the
first Intimation of the approach of the
Today, before leaving for a general
survey of the baseball prospect, he
said: "Whatever conditions I may find,
there Is no doubt but that the army
in Germany may have a fine brand of
baseball. There is much good talent In
the army and, now that It is necessary
to find relaxation for the men who are
awaiting discharge from the service,
there is no reason why the very best of
it should not bo used. You may be sure
that no pains will be spared to give
the A. K. F. a big league brand of base
ball as eoon the the weather will per
mit." Rldgcficld Team Organizes.
RIDGEFIKLD. Wash.. March 8.
(Special.) The Ridgeft.rld basketball
team has recently organized. Kdwln
L. Shobert was chosen captain and C.
K. Alexander manager. The team is
ready to receive challenges from other
teams to play games any time.
KLINE TEAM ENTERS PLAY
TITLE MEET TO 1SE HELD MAY
17-24 IX SAX FRANCISCO.
Much luctrcbt Is Ucins Takcu iu
Coiulus Events Portland Also to
AUcud Vaucoutcr Sleet.
Although the northwest interna
tional bowling championship tourna
ment, which will be ttagud at Van
couver. K. C-. llarch - to -7. will be I
the biggest affair of its kind ever
staged in this part of tho country, it
will be overshadowed by the Pacific
coast title meet at ban Francisco. May
17 to Zt. According to word from San
Francisco 75 five-men teams have al
ready sent in their entry blanks and
over 100 two-men teams have signified
their Intentions of striving for the
To dato one Portland team, tho M
I- Kline aggregation, has entered the
Facific coul classic Last year the
coast championships . were decided in
Los Angeles and the M. L. Kline team
made a very good showing with a squad
not nearly the class1 of tins year's quin
tet of pin smashers. W. J. Blaney. man
ager and captain of the L L. Kliua
team, not only expects to sea his five
right on top at tho norihweM interna
tional meet at Vancouver. H. C , but also
expects the Kline tram to give the best
teams on the Pacific coast a battle for
supremacy at Ilia championship tourna
ment In San Francisco. The titles will
bo fouKhi for at the California bowl
This afternoon at 2:30 o'clock tho M.
I Kline bowlers will roll a rpeclal
match against the crack Grant Pmith-
Porter Company, at the Oregon alleys.
Llach team has won a set of three
games from each other and today's eet
of three games will deddo tho winner
of the eerlcs.
The Vancouver, Wash., team now Is
leading the Rose City league with the
Pacific Outfintting Company team run
ning a close second, being only two
games behind the league leaders.
Tho White Pine aggregation of the
United States forestry service league
are in the lead with only two games
separating them from the spruce outfit.
The Irvlngton team continues to hold
first place In the Victory league, bowl
ing on the Oregon alrpys. but the Berg
maim Shoo company team Is proving
a source of worry, being only two
games behind in the percentage
A real race Is developing In the Com
mercial A league. The Toko Point oys
ter prill is resting In first notch, lead
ing the Oregon alleys five by only on
game. Tho Kose City team has replaced
the Webfoot camp team in the Commer
clal A league.
The Pacific Taper Company etlll Is
holding first place in the Mercantile
league with a three-game lead over the
Honeyman hardware five. The Honey-
man team is coming along in great
style and has a good chance to edge the
leaders out unless they play & fast
game from now on.
The Pacific Grain company team Is
traveling at a fast clip In the Liberty
league, bowling on tho Oregon alleys
and is nine games ahead of the closest
team. The other teams In the Liberty
league will have to etep to overcome
Team No. 2, of the Rotary league.
captained by George Johnson, has been
going strong and has bowled its way
out of the cellar Into second place with
only two games separating the team
from team No. 1.
Charles Jennings, well-known Port
Iauder bowler, who has been out of the
Siamc for tome time, will swing Into ac
tion again next Wednesday night, hav
ing signed to play with the Rose City
team in tho Commercial A league.
M. L. ICllne will make a special trip
to Vancouver. B. C with his team thts
year and will be out to put a lot of
of pep Into his bunch of ste llar bowlers.
THt B0IN& BOUTS
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OKL;ON ACniCULTl HAL COLLI ;GU
Corvllis. March . (Special.) Follow
ing tho announcement of the resump
tion of the annual interscholastic track
meet at Oregon Agricultural coi;..
many inquiries have come in regarding
tho event. The officials of the coiled..
havo decided to run events for high
schools in two classes, class A includ
ing men from lars;e cities of the stale
and class H Including men from smaller
towns. This division will gi e e.jual
advantages to all contestants.
The resumption of the big athletic
programme is planned by the commit
tee to be the biggest of its kind in t!-o
northwest this season. Coach H. W.
riargiss and Or. A. D. Browne boih
have had wide experience in handling
such meets ln the eastern and middle
Date ef Meet- ot Set.
With tho facilities of t"ic college
brought into full play It will b pos
sible to luii off track, baseball and
tennis events simultaneously, thus
keeping interest going in many parts
of the campus.
It is expected that oil the best iiih
terlal in tho high school athletic world
will b brought together at the mec-i.
Tho special provision with regard to
two classes of contestants is expected
to make the meet possible to a. repre
sentative delegation from all parts of
The dato of the meet 1ms not been
set definitely, bdt May 3 is boint; con
eidered as a favorable time at which to
Father. The date ill bo announced
definitely as soon as arrangements cau
Featured In tho events of the d.iy
will r the rcl-!. JSd.yant and mite,
tuch irlifHilH as do not desire to enier
wholo track teams may enter relay
squad. In adilitio.i to the relas. reg
ulation interscholastic track events
wil be run off. including tho SO-yani.
100-yard and other dashes. Javelin". Im
pound shotput. discus. Jumps and polo
College Hales to tieni.
Thoso arranging tho meet ulan to
make it if educational an well as
physical value to the boys. Tho facili
ties of the college will be shown to
the visitors, fraternity nun will enter
tain them und tho co-cis will assist tn '
social events ef the week-end. Tho
opportunity to compete uitli many
schools will bo featured.
Tho meet will be run in r gular
collego fashion, under tliu direction of
the athletic coach, physical education
department and varsity o men.
Prominent O. A. C athletes will as
sist tn officials on the field and will be
directly !n charge of tho entertain
ment of tho hljch school coiitesinn ta.
The board of control committee ar
ranging delalla of the meet includes
e.eorgc . Uoluncon, represent msr the
rsily O. Karl Keyuolds. represeutm g
the alumni, and Florence Holmes, rep
resenting tho women. Secondary com
mittees 111 bo appointed to care for
tho various events. Th'i social schedule
of the collego will bo arranged to fit in
v.ith the athletic meet.
GEDEON HIS GOCO RECORD
I.OCIS PLAVnt HAS 11LLD
IXG AVERAUE OF .9 7 7.
Itaiing Conldcrcl Belter Thau lliat
or Bod l"Ulcr, Who Played in
Joe Gedcon. one-time wearer of a
Pacramento uniform, later a New York
Yankee and now of tho St- Louis
Browns, was the ranking second base
man ln the major leapues for the season
of 1918. Gedeon enjoyed the distinc
tion of taklne part ln every time
played by his club during: the season
and he traveled alone from early April
until Labor day with an average of
only one error for each 43 chances he
was called upon to handle.
Uedeon cloecd the season with a
fielding averapo of .977. The same
mark was obtained by Bod Fisher of
the Cardinals, but Fisher took part in
only 63 games while Gedcon partici
pated in 123 contests.
Gedeon figured in 11 more frames
than teddie Collins and managed to fin
ish the campaign with a belter field
ing mark. He also handled more
chances per game than did the infield
star of tho 'White Sox. generally rated
as the best second Backer ln the game
today. Tho fielding averages thow
that Gideon handled 5 84 chances per
game and Coliina handled &.3S per
Derrell Pratt of tho New York Yanks.
who camo to that club In exchange for
Gedeon, ranked next to Collins in per
centage of chances accented, but he led
the Chicagoan In number of chances
handled per game. Pratt, like Gedeon.
took part in every content ilnyed by
hi Hiirim. tlA 1 11 1 S KrAnn YtiM
iveniKo for chances accepted per game,
is i.ili. which is not far below the fig
ure set by Gedeon. George CutNhaw.
tho only National leaguer to play in
every game last season, had an average
of i.4 7 chances per game.
Larry Doyle of the Giants was runner-up
to Kisher with a mark of .6:
for hts .3 games, ana .mikq iooian e I
tho Koblns was third among tho regu
lar tccond Backers, with a mark of
.1GS. As is true of other positions, sec
ond base was the scene of numerous
changes during the season. Thouch
all tho clubs played from 120 to 130
gumcs durlnic the. abbreviated cam
paign, only two fercond basemen In the
National league and three in the Amer
ican league took part ln more than 101
games. Connie Mack used Davidson.
Dugan. Dykca and Shannon at this po
sition. MeGraw had at different times
Doyle. Rodriguez and Sicking, and eve:i
Bert Nichoif had a spell of second,
basing beforo he was forced out of tho
game by injuries.
Veterans abounded amonir the second
basemen In both leagues. I'earce of the
Phillies, who replaced McGaffigan at
midseason. Is the only youngster among
tho National league regulars, while In
the American league Wambsgant-a and
Mack's second basemen are tho only
ones who can be classed as compara
Following Is tho fleldirc ratins cf
the second basemen:
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