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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 27, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta TTTE DAILY HFJRALB Friday, Januar 27 Radical Change m BasebairThought of SPORTS Macleod Has Got to Beat Taber Tonight NEW BASEBALL RULES WILL GIVE BATTER AND PITCHER NEW LIFE CHANGES PROPOSED WILL LEVEL PITCHER'S BOX AND MAKE THREE iALLS GOOD FOR WALK TO FIRST- PLAYERS OBJECT Two m regard to (been built up into a veritable bill. When Overall climbed up on this and began shooting them down on the Chicago batsmen it was not to imagine how Thor uiay have looked whan throwing bis hammer from the clouds. A mighty roar went from the Cubs, but the box was allowed to the pitcher's box down to the level of ths and the other in re- Itrd to reducing number of balls for a to fim base from four to likely to come in for i. lot of discuision on tbe part of tie joint committee of the Na- and American leagues before another biwbill season opens. It will be observed that the first of the two rules mentioned, if passed, fives the batter an additional ad- and the second if passed, will the pitcher an additional ad- On the face of it, then, it jsiieht seem to many persons that either both should be passed or neither of them. It is difficult to see why the pitch- er's box should be allowed to be high- er thta'tho plate. It is easy enough to understand how this has come -about Lsinr that there has not stand as it had been prepared. Use Skillful Work On major league fields, of course, the work in building up the pitcher's slab is not so crude. It is skillfully doue, and one would hardly believe that ihe twirler is standing on a spot two feet higher than tne batter when both are in position. That this fall menus a lot to the pitcher who uses a drop to advantage is easily seen. So far as reducing the number of balls required to give a batsman his base is concerned there seems to be no loud call that it should be reduced to three. Often, especially at the be- before. On face of it there is no more reason why the pitcher allowed to stand on a. mound than the first "baseman or any other That he does so has come sbout through various ground-keepers acting under gradually raising the level of the pitch er'f box. a Menace That a lifting of the level gives the yitcher aa advantage to the twirler The Youngster Who Made Abe Attell Look Like a Novice ber of passes he jjives when he can waste four bails. Any argument ad- in favor or cutties ihe number of balls down to the mystic pawnshop number appears weak when one con- siders that such a reduction is bound to lessen the chances for "out-guess- ing" which is the brainy part of the contest between a batter and a pitch- er- WitL only three balls to use in try- there no auction. Of course l? deceivf a. Jot mental and the batter a correspond- amouiit do. This rule as soead and who uses a drop ball -s Pretty sood. The meeting of tne national com- this advantage means more to some j pitchers than ix doss to others. To the who depends a srreat deal on ,1CI difference in the height of the pitch- er's bor and the home plate means s. lot. It does not mean, much perhaps, to the' man mainly on coctroL depends One tize in Fresno -with the Cabs mission at the Loughrey club near Cincinnati passed off pleasantly, we are informed. Garry Herrmann was re-elacted president and Incidentally did the honors with a banquet to a a training trip some years ago aumber of frieflds- one of ths Pacific Comst league teams there at ths sarae lime, and an exhibition game was ar-fversity names as a means of reaching ranged between the two. Qrvie Over-Jan ideal scheme of physical education 3.11 was with tha Tacoma team at that i that students be taught to master with .and -was slmted to pitch, against some degree of proficiency swimming, the Whoa the teams the [bowling, handball, basket ball, tennis. field it at oace by the j golf, boating, bicycling, horsemanship. that tie Pitchers had etc. MACLEOD RUNNING A SPECIAL TO TABER Main Clash in the District League Takes Place Tonight Big Crowd to Accompany Team From the Breezy Burg (Special to the Herald) Jan. large crowd of .Macleod people are going to Taber b'riday to see what will be the decid- ing game of hockey in the Southern I Uke a policenmu, stal- WRIGGLESWORTH SAVED THE BANKERS FROM SURE DEFEAT Macleod Brothers Lose Fast City League Game Last Night by 2-1 Bankers Goal Tender Played Brilliant Game Talk about your Stonewall Jack- sons and your blooniln' British squares but they're uot In It -for a moment, ilarule, when with Wriggleawortli compared. Alberta League. "If Macleod wins this and all their remaining games they will win the league, while on the other hand if Taber wins their success is assured. A special train has been chartered wart. In the Bankers' net he stood, a defence impregnable; great, like Gib- raltar; girle, he certainly was there with the goods. .Macleoda pelted, stormed and pep- pered him in gattling gun shot style. for this occasion by the hockey team! Dut lle met them with defiant smile, and will leave Macleod at -UO this 1 lftat ?'ou :i mlle. atternoon and will return from Taber i Baring deeds of dauntless immediately the game is over. The rates will be very light, belug ones, through his iron front would try to but there was nothing doing; only 11.75 for the round trio froinj ne was there, and no mistake. JOE COSTER Macleod. This will undoubtedly be the fast- est game of the season and Macleod! expects to come out on the top and1 jttheir support will be strong financially as well as with zi large crowd. It was reported that of Calgary would act as referee, but it is cot known whether this will be the case. The new uniforms have come "for the team and are very nifty. The sweaters have a black body and red neck and cuffs and the socks are red. white and black striped. The sweat- ers have also a large white "M" on 'i'he Brooklyn administer- ed a severe beating tr> Abe Attell, the featherweight champion; be-'ore a Xew York club. Before the fight Cos- iug done until the session, Coster slipped over a jab that partly closed Abe's left lamp. From this round on Coster easily proved himself to be Abe's master, and beat He- The onslaught was a. desperate one; Tne weak it "would appall, "t Wrigglesworth stuck to his post Like the paper on the wall. As the season grows older, the'caii- bre of hockey in the city league takes on class. Tiie game Between the Bankers and Macleods last night was the 'Jest per- rormauce seen on Lethbridge ice this winter. The 1 score, with the Hankers up. id a fair criterion of e.'enly iimtcU- ed loams, but it doesn't. :iolil socu i s over the defeated, for if'shots o-i ti.c goal count i'or >inc- Henderson ter was regarded by the fans as a such a merry tattoo upon the trial gallop for the clever little He-ibrew's classic features greatly resembled a Hamburger steak brew, but early in the 10-ro.und go hejat the eild the go, U> This is the first, setback the tue -centre of them. Up till ROW the indication of the superior1 tv pi the team have been wearing blue sweaters as their new uniforms have been de- layed. In a fast game of hockey last night the west end staff of the C. P. R. de- feated the east a score of 4-1. aa oE big leaguers took place. eral shots on both sides were made, out none escaped the detection of either Podger or A good rest was indulged in at half time by the players, a number of them requiring to be thawed out. De'.vey had his finger and ieet badly nipped, vhfcli didn't deur him, how- ever, from .going on the ice again, and It was fortunate for the Bankers that he did not quit. Dewey LB a mighty noise on the Bank line-up and they required to mnrshall their strength to repell the determined at- tack'presented by the clothing men. financiers scored the second goal In i.en minutes after a couple of hot scrimmages. Dunning landing it Dome. 'Four minutes later the Cloth- lers were elated to see Capt. Brittoa, allck and clean' past Wrip- glesworth. From then until the whis- tle blew, signalling the conclusion, there were sensational' features ga- lore. Tne, passing and work of ihe Bankers was above the ordin- ary and far superior to that of their opponents, wbo depended more upon individual tactics to win. The teams lined up as follows: Macleods Taylor had the. advantage i a large i i Coach A. A. Stagg of Chicago .uni-1 developed a left jab that worked havoc with the champ's defence. The early rounds were taken up in cautious sparring, little damage be- j perennial featherweight, champ has had in several years, and came as a great surprise to those present HOCKEYISTS MEET AT THE DALLAS TONIGHT It was wl: day the Bankers. In seccnrl Half especially he was bombarded irom all sides with such frequency ttiac scoring seemed inevitable, but lie was impassable only on one occa- Urtttcn Kennedy Wright A LOCAL FOOTBALL PLAYER IN ENGLAND .j-, The Wank men scored the first goal eight minutes after the initial t'ace-olf. Poaiticn Bankers Goal Wriggleaworth Wedci Christie Clark Shepherd Dunning FoSnc Cover Rover Centre Right Left City League Standing At 7 o'clock" tonight every Shepherd locating the net. From then SHOWING THEM TRICKS THAT HE LEARNED HERE IN MAK- ING GOALS Holben.on. the crack centre forward of the Lethbriuge S. O. E. great onslaught on the Torquay and nothing but sheer determination kept them out. In a dangerous posi- tion, was forced to head over his own goal to relieve. From the subsequent corner HOLBERTON" scored with a terrific drive. "Paltridge had not the slightest chance of sav- ing. Near ihe interval the homsters forced two corners with results. Half- time: Oreston Rovers, Torquay Town, nil. After the interval Torquay put more determination into their work, and team in the city hockey league is requested to have a repre- sentative at the Dallas Hotel parlors. Business of the league of special importance will come up, and arrangements for the Hockey League dance next Monday evening will be com- pleted. until the finish of the bale a struggle il .Sportijig Goods Bankers Macleods Ultawas........... Lawyers........... Lost; 0 I 1 1. AGAIN CARRIES OFF THE HONORS day has quit the game, for he ownBjfor home and CRch s0fturgH ahout the paloon jamj expenses from the One has the satisfaction of knowing' jn coasting, as in football, parents ing BO minutes without being thrown, [that the S. A. A. C. can pull oft pray for the best and be prc- The Pole was to have "secured twojboxlng tourney with an 6-to-3 chance j pared for the worst. The terminus falls. Too match was exciting with-that tbe uplifts will leave it, alone i all victims whon the string; breaks, in Ordemaun constantly on the aggres-i with a clear conscience. sive. SOUTH AFRICAN PUGILIST Michael F. Barrcir, Ixindon. 26. "Battle Jim" the state police, and Horace Xoyes. bota branches, is the hospital or t morgue, as the aftermath justifies. Tho first could stand for dcbrutalizing as a member of did the second, instead oC resolving itself into ,-x rnntpsl wisdom Johnson, the negro teavj-weight ofia jeweler, have just completed a of policemen the recklessness ot Galveeton, and ".Tewey" Smith ofiOOO-point game of pool, which they; youth; For oace the "cops'' were South Africa, met In a 20-round match; have been playing the last force right, bur. the thrill of picking one's tonight. The men fought a stub-: years at Mr. Xoyes' home n West self r.p In the next block after hitting born battle rounds, when Smith j Newhury, Mass. This game was won 'a street car rail was too much for but not paTUcnlarly interesting. Snd-j in your name 'ueath ihe water i a.rui and wag obliged to by Barrett by Ifi4 points. It was prob-1 youth, and so they served rcm denly the Oreston forwards a 1-withdraw. y the longest its history. 'broken IPSS and a bnijsed ;