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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 8, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta to Run Their Collectively the Appear To Be ai Strong u They Were Lett Year and the Issue in the Struggle It That of Energetic Young Blood Against a Team of Determined, Well Seasoned and Experienced Baseball Veterans, ON THE BLEACHERS, WHERE ALL THE- WORLD IS KIN. b-. _ By John B. Foster. CAN tho combluetJ r.ttn'cSi of the clubs in the American Loague other than Philadelphia liont Philadelphia tor tho championship in 1011? Thero is tbe American Lenguc problem in few words. Neither a preamble nor a whereas oue tuny Now York team will to ta n iticccuful dt'tncft n-aln. I think It will. More than that, It ra if it T'ill ba a itrongti- pitching i 'i than wn that oJ 1910. Tho era to SB iroofl ki icmo who are to bo cliUijSficrt ns the veterona. Oranllni? that tho p'lcL'.lnj clopjrtrtjant be ifood a. a lc Jait the other players of t.ho team te 10 EUCCMI'U! their Hor'8 not to ba ansivorfr] cffor'. his hcor. rr.udn to i needed. In this one premise cteto thc case. Wherein is this different from the sitiia- j tion in tho Xaliontil League? nifty bs ______ .__. j asked by some. IK it uof true thiit iu the bring a-on: of tiie'in-lulil Nr.tioiial League it will he til? comhinedjlt Is a. simplu matter to rebuild effort of seven clubs other fiomeUmM It is successful hi n reason, end frovjonl'y it has tcltcn two and ihree years Io br'.ng forth a combination. Austin, by many considered to be onn or 'he third basemen In the American .-as he'.u to be vrca.1: EH as re-iaatcd to St. Louli In i tojieac Chicaxo the t To a decree it true, Lmt there is this 1 riifferecce. In thc American League, on v.-iitit Unjehftll forui wo hnvo. the j ilelphia. club is superior indiviJiiiilly to one of the other seven. In tlie Nn- ticnnl tl-eru :irr two, three. !or Hartzc! who played shortstop at the flr.- Ish of ISl'j as -.veil or better than any chert- la loajrue. is a trifle weak !n hrvsvlns, according to the opinion which 'a heirt by those who have charge ot !hr: -I'-ib, sr.ri hf; Si tii be p'ayed At efecor.d Tha.t irakw it r-ecc.wary to try a. row ihartstop So '.here are two pDi'.'ilcn-: will be filled by "'ho were- rot with the icnm Uat year, and luat yoir'a Infield or.a which periorintd most creditably. tonic .think four, clubs which are Quito The I of Chicago. In other words, it :s not possible to indication of so much superiority or. the part, of >i slnjis club. Detroit: Foals the Pacs. Lust year thero was some Indlrncion i time the Detroil club was Id i he effects uf time. For the first sen- K'.'i! ia four years VMS hcuteii for tht and with practically the f-ame players as had won the tonor 5u tliu i year before. It is not strange thii: this happened. As baseball often goes. It is stranger that the Detroit team had been I successful long as it had, for injuries ro important pla.vers hi nay one of its i winning might havti ruined its i chances. 1 While the Philadelphia club was ning the title other clubs of the American i League showed that they wvre bexinuhij; i to find thc force which they ed to mako their way They did have teami which were in the as effecrlvp.nesE J likely to -win the championship, but they, thc team won the chnmpionshlp asi !-iiU huve teams 'which wen? up did against mosf. o! other rivals; cicottv. little !ic-re and there, as oue change after rr.igh'. have had another brought somethiag into each raalzatioa which was bfittor adapted to] At the crucia; --.oment in the champion-1 Wagner, jsencrons -.vitli their favors I thc -work of the master hund that wc.s victory hy thc Xev; furrtiU icnuiry. Vc-Vrs. ;a dispositior. en the par: of tali play; flouted tiieir Then-J'- j :o win them_ Players were from Hand South for the TkJne ir. them onA sent back to the oi ttle more work Out of all who wer. to r H Payer who appeared as if he a permanent shortstop. Bnd the out- as much as the manager Is aim far from outfleld shouM the American Of tho who ware IMO there stem TO be fit two who be worth Kevins s may men of reputation In League The club felt itself! strong enough n ratchesr to lot CLirlw so to xcnan-e for thereby obtaining I Mod rlqht band batter who hits wtth Trr- ba" is the condition with which l-ano- is to face the campaSsm ,of year to come. The pitchers and the catchers fair. partly a Mttle at first ijh SJovall be thsn the experiments which to ba :n othf-r club-. Another Experiment." 1D10 was dec id-fed! y tntcres-.ini', the unrr.'.av.tkable v.-eauno: Now York team pltyln; Had :ho :hatillkily to remembtr the lesson all of this and. Much of It. BOSTON. K. rj. iv'ooo. ilitst. smith. Saslth. Am-1- _ P.ijv. M'.skiir.oc. Bjfllett. -'d'Aibtlub. ICIeluun, Mud- i rtcr. avo avcry Indication of the v.'hlch was necos.5ary to to Boston. Possibly the Urirsfc a ycr.s U-r.oujch to supplant those wlio wert with Qstou Jarft yuar. Thai liie It is quite evident house. Championships, however, h.ive a way of courted. too I iti future. I So it that now, at the beginning ot thc baseball year-of 1911. wo nn-J teiuns, admittedly distance from the toward which they are out. Ixsu'er qualified in many ways to make a battle asalnst the than they last ynar. the auostion Intes Itself "exactly ao that which is asked tt the start of thia review o. Ciiio "ombfnri the seven club- oihcr than Philadelphia IB srcit enousr. to topplo thc champions Train ftil? piayera might have and weakened Boston is a team of dellyhttul uncer-l Trades which were mnf. Philadelphia almost smothered New Last u was a bluer visibly Bos'.oi and from that to the end the is no necessity to race bejrins- far aa that fftc: is (Certain exactly how the piayers will re- end 'of :he i spond to thc call of thc hatricj; order. structlon for the Boston nine seems to !u> at hand. a fair nucieus wkiluh would bo .available for championship worlc, it will bo incumbent on :hr manager to continue trying :nen until he has aecurod tivjse who flt well with the ilrst class and in.- tplnyc-rs now member? of the team. "._ It is n question v.-liether Boston cr.irinrt the sen- achievement since E-. J. Donovan has been A factor-In major baseball affairs. Clevelaiid'Experii n M'OUIRK HSKffi: OutfirMer! Jack, 1 KrMor.v. Oracry, in the were championship fac'.or. never a positive jaround the i-ush concerned. At the ani-ch Collectively, it may be '..i say thatj year of the olub p-.ibUcly York has a irtam which shall provr; tojhls thorough anOS complete disapproval ot be a strong conien'ser tn It Is J nlrr.cst all of ;he players who were niem- o. teaal ol p'lchers anrt gooiJibers his catcher. Us Ir.titM. which v.-n.s sjtr.e reason to dc The iho finish of the season ot ex-1 players had been well paid and wqil pcrimentai again. Its oarf-elt] is nvcr.agp.i treated, and. like- some :eams of pist 1: never been above average '.n goo'l as f'Mjrtli this year. The igOTicrally conditions in trie or- IsanizaiUm aro such thai it will take a jpr-at I'.o.i.l of and steady work to Although saic! ;ic M-ouM no'. forth Tt is not an easy taak Carrigtin with the Team. with Boston this hr Boston, and tho of tlif- r UlteJy to fail upon his will bo morft pHchorsShnn HI-TC with-WHlfh ronfrn-nts tho managers at thc itchln.c isiarj-l 1' he shall be able to put together .1 which lr- n pronounced winner at thi- '.ast's'nrt. it will ba. the most creditable Cleveland Is team which Ts the experimental litage. Cleveland to laso year and the yoar bol that. The owners o5 the club were quick that f.ifJ.'r older players were becaaiing shop Some of (hom had en In baseball; harness for a'long .time d It was no wocdtrthat they Ehowed'the of their exirtion. Recruits were virammoned to Cleveland Crorn every in which It !waa poa- fair. Tho slas from Cleveland' to simply pacing from one experiment other. When Chicago >ea-on'6.' 15IB no one expected much. In Chieaso -there seemed to be an frnprpsKion among' devoted aUmirers'or the "Sox" that -Duffy, uffy. coulft.accomplish- winning combination out of the of a once KOOC! team and the nondescrip' lot of minor loasiicrs, had been'round- up from nil parts of the 'country -'tj nelp the cli-b.get on Its feet asain. Even -the executive ability'of "Duffy and fine basnbaH sasacJty o'C to ma'rfo the comblnitlon play successful baseball at the-bcfflnning of. the'year. It was net In the players. Then came the opportunity to make whereby obtained the of Lord, the :Boston third from-that moment'Chicago stock began- to-climb. -At !a.-st there itu chance to put a creditable infield against ible to obtiin a.11 organiza- tions. which begin.' to show signs of, wear, the first endeavor to natch the holes. By and by there .came to many hole- that H was evident it would be better to rebuild than to patch any further, and to of the tendency tn highly. If thc new tlie way, that !s': also a now fac'.or to he j in his playor." nnd their.; work :o superior ccnaition which'i WE? in In 1910, thc Nov.- York ci-jb.i ba n nnnsorojs tn Philadelphia: j chart1.-i I Remarkable Scarcity of Experienced Fkst Basemen in American League at of the Season Wlllntt. C: CaST. :e. JincUrr. Hush. Morlanj. Ntss. U't-sterzli, Uaice: Klri. Suppose that we look ai the clubs Like the O-lc-EO? In the Na.tior.a ILcasua. the will lake tlie In American with practlcallj; the same team, rnxn for aii playec for them in 1310 and won the Kharapion- Uhlp. That being the case, we know rxact- riy whiLt to expect from them, one How much effect will a hav.- p'.ar this year? Have they come jto the taming point, where soau- of them lllccly to be less effective than ti.ey In 1910. that Is the. case, ias reserve strength been to jajold them in the race? K That is really there la to the nitua- Scliatlrr Detr.-ilt !s HO'.v in tlie cnnie-brvck the championship !n lli'.O, it Is likt the I'ittsburs urganlzarion in Xatioml Thc players, why have clone so wel: '.niili-r ilSrection o! Jennings, are. ;rrain in a position '-Jon, so far as AthlctiCB a re concern e.1. lflfy [orU> lheir ljes; Is Harvy Davis, for example. j ,pj ihu Uiso'nall honors oi whita [baseman for the team anrt a player of nava cxperienco ar.d many nctlvy years on the! [t' Js Sl, tha: Detroit If there Is any one on tho tr..p havc 'up 'courige. 'snd ard the end ot the seastm -the- Soxrbe- to 'play 'ball "w til crfouKh to "bring" fa- iblo comment from a.U parts of United States. DufTy is a manner of bulldog grit. us-'gem a'teiim where- it'-will wbrk'for aim, he will make'the team hang 'on "by reaeon or his indomitable -cour- and trade secured an outfield which will -be far better t-ha.n the-outfleJd which Chicago the'eeascm'-Jast The men -who if ill play "lor this season are fast, acd If not sers, a: least players who -are -likely to get on the bases frequently. They will ue run -setters. "The inrield will nst-bc'dectded upon until tho season at' hand, but It will be an infleid which will be belter stopped up ia certain places than it was in 1910. Mc- Conncll may play second base and he may give way to another. Blacfcstone have recovered his equilibrium sufficiently to play shortstop as woll as ho can play thc pDsition when-he is jjolne at-his-best. Ir.iSications for Chicago are all not of wlr.nlnjj -the of playing bc-tter bn.ll than last year and pos- sibly of nnisliinff higher. In Washington. Is likely to show sipis of wear, is i! It Quite will not be Col- lins. Barry or Baker, all yoiiat; playrp. In ths outfield them are Hartsel. Old- 'rlnr, Slronk. I-or-i anil Murphy. Two o.' 'them are old Hartsel and Murphy. '.3 not old, but has an unfortunate habit or being Injured, and istrunk I? i yonrijc and active, wa." enable to play of year because he wan Injured. the bat there is Ifss strength than li ordinarily seen in a championship crsanlzation. Will ar.y of tint wear out? I In the there ate tho same pitchers as -last year. Thn mainstays of the team 1310 were Bender and Coombk. Will either of them c'.ve out? Some Ztfny Tail, I Frankly. It nee two ov three of not ba tarprUlnj; to those fllayors show 'tendency tn fall in their work, because, ' or 'that tendency tr.-ust make litself The longer they cmn 'It off. tho better It will be for and ifor char.cea of the chaniplcna IJiey :vrc nov.- it IB r.ot witlilr ;j'pa3on that they can BO on forever, '.perhaps, this year will be ths pricc'paj jiurriSnc lr. tnrir On the other hand, it- of them to continue to p'ay bull as thev played jr. nr.d they are not opcrt v.-c.ik Jrp.its in the tears, but if the- shall bc-abl--' to lir.d thc material. wiilch Is r.coded to replace sonit whic'r. is SJJtlc worn tl-.nrc are certain eor.illtlorLs in! By John B. Foster. INCK thero hns beftr. an American shy in brittir-.c; strfajrth. He doesn't' put all of his w-t.-lpht. Into tho. bail with a proportionate conflnence. If nr.'J there has been 11 were stronger in confidence ho hit Xationut league I cannot recoil an i belter. a baseman from Muilen, Jon mruiy evider.'-o in the Detroit tfara which whore more In its favor than againsl it. Jthe begiiinlng or a In the first place. !t is ass-iran that a ivguir.r Detroit pitchers did not perform so well in! 1910 as Imvo bci'n expected of thorn. Summers is said to have out ot sorts. Wlllctl was nut as steacjy aO he might have been and loo inui'h of the 'fc'crk fell on AmerlCJin Lt- man. who carrie.l It well fpr a time, but clubs prior n starl i5croin as rliia year in the American Of course. I do not mean to say U she pl.iyers xvho plfty first hast> for I teams never have I will around with you blood at hase and Chirugo will try iiml Vcs, thc same old ihe American League his work nt .in.i :lien .siip "Jisryrs" says he can ir.en, Col- back ;o condition and be as last as ever, and ihi third Kisem.-u; of I'.'am, who has b by the f.-oiilfl bu ti tnlielder if he c.ily were a reliable hitter. In tiling but he is a. very-capable ball IO'K" before th-s seaison ovitr, for. the very good r.raaor. that is that type: phiyeil :be piisl playod it wirh experience. tion before, but they or no inajor CANTILLON'S SEASONED PLAYERS AT Minneapolis May of pltohrr whii can repeat too often. Another fnct to he cons-idored in connec-t i' First there's Boston, ill tion with the club is the ellmir.a-jjn tho fnr c.nrf In thc tion of sonic of tlie snarlinK petty fault-half-way South. From Hoston to on t'.'.f part of tlio players, FIND THEIR MATCH THIS YEAR bcce-ino evident .13 the season wore on, and tho Dstralts fell bacU In t'r.e race. Cobb and His Petty Fault Findin SOME tail rcvers-nla of form will be, circuit. that Minneapolis necessary tn :he American iiokl ...uac. tion ti> make the raoc of 1911 move] tlie' 'j'n'tVl v__ IK- >u a. nyxttcr or fact, are thc oniy I eccentric than :he whlcJi in were forsnrr "r.njo'r" [two anU bieh Hrst bustni-en thc OTi- mado by thc in ioubtful Jennings will 10 rto so. Thr Drirol: InH-M win be chnnRe.1 alight-i has reicared the veteran. a inlr.x" to Or.ioago will browse; Du-inK the snvera! changes It is question or physioai morn than one o' enduring 'base- ball The- oH h-ads on Philadelphia team -nrf i'.Ke'.y re one of their cunning, anfl -very piny which they the yezr win be CR'rfuJa'.frfl to advance their .irgrtnixatiwa a step acquirement or another Vjaaaball championship. Cbsnces. MAXAftER. KAI. CHASE. VIRSM. Qxl Ceiawci'.. Ktrciir. McCJorc. Zortacir. Birtr, MJ, Elite: t. KccC. York's "scolicnt pitchers to ftr.ish to Athletics list yfS.r. No olhar factor tras to poter.t oC tear-.. Thi- tjuestJM to advanced. Therefore, prior K> the tcijir.rlns of the prnccnt bi-'.ebsn 'f tr.e pitching ccrps of ar-.'i :n a r'U'T'ji.ri-vl in the :ir--. .v'-ar. In ho .n- ror him ivr :n ivio. ,-iin ,rnr pir: ir. the rp i.'-. ypisou V. .-ih Toli'io unri tu tj-jtitr Cliass's Opinion. "Jlal" Chjujc, the WnJirr. ijrjj. MtTi.-r, RrMins. Ilciirv. (Ji'iaroy, Scm- erlolt ItnPClns. Cnitlniib. KiUHer. arlsaefi-r. Gilt. HalEton. Coawaj. GtSiier. Miller. 'Brmrnr. If McAleer finds i: posfilWu to se: a I lit! a more out of his players In 1SI1 thin he was able-to produce with them In 1910 tha Washington team may earn its way to the toy of ths second division. Lf he had a. hard hitting witfifcld the toan-. might climb jto tho first division. Collectively the Washinstnn i-n- [showed far mare tram work And far mor-j in than tVtoy had been In tha ec-n crowded out of a ol, of j 3-.1 arrt wh round It to txperinu-nt in order that he might try to Improve his team for season, but prior to ;hat period he had pushed the instoji pljyers ahead so steadily that they wer- no longer looked upon as sttpplng stones to success by the stronger clubs. Washington's chance this year depends American, captain of team. the New seems :o that his players will liave a littic on trolt. nr.d St. I-oiila looking for or ;rst bosenven SM! In a this little with his into Take the with Jenn'nss RI tnp. noaJ of it ami 1: have trouble ;o at :op if will along and Chase in front ito'jr ;-'iii ;hey are to try ut Hohnhiirst. of clubs have His scmr of Ing end forth rcsaKs whlrh rare vrh playors from from n h A extract. His hsi iriuch plnyer of Forr.e of h'.s than IV.fy woul-l hnvr: heen rrltr his advice, r.n.'1 hln hns rr.ade of of his men wno -A iimrs bf-sn thrown by one with Rs vari ess Per- A S.ave been thc cf work yiu i.-1-.iiw .n their fallow Viy timber on vl It that Spesker rlrE' i wp.jj nut Speaker is ..f t! -dip'.aycrr. anyr.' !csa: b ,9in ;o break tn ma.'.? cor.sideratlor. and Insight the Ills r.arr.c Is Somerlott. j worth. Detroit, nil thrroch the team Is a noi if Uke'.y to precs its rivals to ca fearcfi. up to it heieht. ;rio F.een-.ed to oe of a fielder j 'and hi: the ofter. but he dl-i; nisr.ap it Mo '5 a mix-' yr.aiVip: 'ith R5 much weight, is much Snrr.s Good ".yet as any one lr. k of the er.3'tho >.e appears to In other c'.ubs of to he wins rtfht will V a? hard ?o beat M and i: these days should Athletic? ptRy SL Louit. hampior.s will have their troubles ;