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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 7, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, 1917 THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY FTEfiALD PAGE THBEB "BRINGING UP FATHER" By G. McManus Big League Baseball NATIONAL .Won. Lost New York .. , 02 Philadelphia..... 50 St. Louis ........ 54 Cincinnati .. .. .. 55 Brooklyn...... 48 Chicago........ 50 Boston...... .. 41 Pittsburg .. .. .. 32 81 43 47 51 60 62 62 G3 P.O. .667 .538 .535 .519 ,490 .490 .398 .337 Erratic Playing. Chicago, Aug. 6.-Erratic playing behind llondrlx gave Philadelphia a C to 2 victory over Chicago. The game was a pitcher's battle. Philadelphia . . 002 000 100-3 5 2 Chicago ......OHO 000100-2 6 3 Oc3chger ami Adams; Hendrlx, Dll-hoofer and Olson. Wild Pitch Helped. St. Louis, Aug. 6.-A single by J. Smith, a wild pitch and J. Miller's double in the ninth Inning gave St. Louis a 1 to 0 victory over Brooklyn today. Up to the ninth Cheney had allowed only one lilt, a double by I'aul-etto In tho eighth. Brooklyn ..... 000 000 000-0 St. Louis..... 000 000 001-1 Cheney and Miller; Watson Gonzales. New York-Clnclnnnti called at end Df first, rain. Boston-Pittsburg, postponed, rain. 1 2 3 2 and AMERICAN Won. Lost P.C Chicago........ 66 Boston ....... CO Cleveland .. ... 56 Detroit.....-:.�. , Al Mamaux, conceded in natural ability to be ono of the best pitchers in tho major leagues, has been suspended by Hugo Bezdek, tho recently appointed manager of the Pittsburg Pirates. In baseball parlance young Mamaux is known aB a "bad actor." He never has observed a proper sense of' responsibility to bis employer, although drawing a fancy salary under an Ironclad and wartime contract. His tine and suspension last year by Jimmy Callahan, then manager, seem not to have taught him any le3Bon from experience. i Callahan Is Exonerated Before Callahan was succeeded by Bezdek It was asserted that the principal reason for Mamaux's failure this year was because the former's manager was not diplomatic in his treatment of the temperamental star. But the young twlrler's latest escapade and suspension relieve Callahan of the unjust burden of such a charge. There will bo very little sympathy felt for Mamaux, whose natural ability should make him a consistent winner even with a mediocre team like the present Pirates behind him. He alono is tho principal loser by his failure to observe tho simple training rules of tho club. Loses Fat Salary Before tho opening ot the championship race lust spring Mamaux signed a new agreement with the Pittsburg club whereby he was to receive $200 per mouth on hiB salary, this applying to 12 months in the year instead of the six baseball months. The remainder of his1 salary Was to be retained by President Dreyfuss, who was authorized by Mamaux to invest It in whatever form he deemed advisable. At the end of two years, or the fall NOW SOLD IN THREE: SIZES i Superiores- 2 Invinciblcs- for Coronas- 25c. 9. DAVIS A SONS LIMITED, MONTREAL. Makor* of good cigars for ooor 70 years. *88 Winners of Gold Medals: Paris I'863, Philadelphia 1876, etc of 191S, all the surplus and the income and Interest was to be turned over to the young player. This was one of the most exceptional contracts ever recorded in the major leagues, and at the time it was conSidcred that Mamaux would adhere rigidly to the club rules in order that lie coultl realize a tidy sum at tho end o� the contract. Of course, his salary stops during the period of his suspension, and as this is his second outbreak it may cost him Quite a sum before he Is reinstated. AS Threw Nuts at Squirrels, Toney Acquired Control The lamentable lack of cleverness among the big fellows who follow the biding gamo today is very ably explained by Joe Choynski, veteran heavyweight, who was one of the best of tho day. In answer to a query regarding the whys and wherefores of the clumsiness of present day heavyweights, Choynski, who is now athletic director of the Pittsburg Athletic club, has laid the blame at the door of the rules that nro in vogue. "The rules arc to blame for a great dual of the lack of cleverness displayed these days in the fistic realm," says Joe. "Have tho Queensbury rules strictly adhered to - and there will be a big change In boxing circles, because the 'rasslera' will be eliminated. "It always amuses me to hear the announcer shout: "These bouts will be straight Queensbury rules, hitting in the clinches with one arm free, when as a matter ot fact, the Queensbury rules strictly prohibit hitting in the cllnchos. "The ruleB in use today are noth'.ij; moro or less than tho old London prize ring rules with the wrestling cut out, and it is laughable to hear a refereo tell the contestants to hit with one arm free and break at his word. What authority has the referee to tell boxers to break after telling them to hit If one man is holding and the other lias arms frefe they must break anyhow. The referee earns his money and looks wise as he expends his strength breaking them. In the old days boxers know the rules and the referee never had to touch them. If they persisted in clinching they were disqualified. No-Decialon Bouts "Another thing that has hurt boxing Is the no-decision bout. No one loseB and no ono wins'. Tho boxing public wants to see eliminations and it wants action for its money. I think that do-, cision bouts .is tho only answer for [ the uplift of tilthsnrae, and I believo; that referees coulu stamp out a great: amount of tho betting by announcing -all bets off at the ringside. j / "I have seen all the boxers of tho' day, and, with tho exception of a very! few, they are joices when It comes to classing them as boxers. I recently saw two light heavyweights in action, and the bout Impressed roe with the fact that the good old game has deteriorated sadly. "Nowadays any man with hair on i his chest and big muscles Is a fighter. Cleverness Is overlooked, and science -well, when I think back to the old days I am sure there is no such animal extant in boxing now." . , , \ A big, husky Tennessean, who as a boy used to match the accuracy of his throwing arm against the rifles of his companions, is the leading pitcher of the National league. Not tho leader in percentages-several others have It on him there, but as the pitcher who has won tho most games Fred Toney is far and awny in the lead, with 15 games won and nine lost. Toney has worked In more games than any other pitcher In the circuit, his teammate, Pete Schneider, being second. Toney, a big-boned mountaineer from Tennessee, received his early training by knocking squirrels off high trees with outcrop rocks from the mountains near his home. As a boy he would often bring home the family dinner with no other weapons. When lie began to play baseball in the villages around his home he became noted tor his deadly speed and wlzardly control. He was given a trial with the Cubs in 1913, but was sent back to Louisville, where he was one of the leading pitchers of the American association. In 1915 he went to Cincinnati and was second only to Alexander, allowing but 1.57 earned runs per game and winning 17 and losing six games, , Last year Toney was not bo fortunate, owing to temperament. Toney, hot-blooded and easily angered, did not fill in well with the temperamental Herzog, and his record suffered. He won 14 and lost 17 games, finishing the season with an earned run average of 2.2S. This should be Toney's greatest year. Matty understands Toney perfectly and is getting the best out of him, and Toney lias two big Incentives to work toward, a great season record and a bonus of |1,000 if he wins 20 games. Toney has almost reached the 20 mark, and probably will pass it early this month. It would not be too much to expect him to win 25 starts this year, and he might even stretch this to 30 victories, as he Is a hot weather pitcher and should find the going more to bis liking from this time on. MAY FURNISH ANOTHER YANKEE BOS9 Newark has a good chance ot furnishing a third manager for the New York Yankees. For some time representatives of the Yankees have been paying visits to the Newark park to watch Tom Needham's work, and it Is understood that one of the Yank owners and a number of his friends are strongly in favor of taking the Newark leader over there next year. The choice, it 1b said, lies between Need* ham and Larry Doyle ot the Chicago Cubs. The AuUist Wko Seeks The best equipment for hit car will make no mistake whsn ha drives up to our door. For here he will find all the newest and boat In aula supplies of every description. We handle standard product* only and tho satisfaction thoy ensure lo atteated by tho regular patronage of many of the most experienced motorists In this locality. j We Sell Warner Lenses Complies with the Alberta Motor Vehicle Act which requires two white lights in front. BAALIM MOTOR CO. BACK OF UNION BANK HARRY HOLMAN, Mo* 1 85 15 3896 833970?8 07 ;