Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 27, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta
?n�puitf Bmbi UpoB Ov Om HUUob Dolltr Nttioiial Piftime and in the Senior M^jor Uagne the Con-test for tha ChampioMhip Scenu to Lie Among the Chicago, New York and Pittshurg Clabs, with Qncinnati and PhUadelphia Factors Which WiU Have an Important Bearing on the Outcome. AS WELCOME THE FLOWERS OF SPRING. By John B. Faster. i BASEBAi-L is a circumference of possibilities revolving around an axis of certainty. The possibilities are the players. The certainty is the fixed race of an indiyidual league for the championshipj of a season. Were baseball an exact science, based upon unchangeable conditions, Minought from unresponsive and inanimate material, there would be little necessity to deviate the forecast of one year from that of^ tjje year preceding or tiie -year preceding that, except as wear an.l t :ar affected the different combinations. Baseball, however, is like a huge kaleidoscope, with an infinite variety of charms for the eye and the artistic senses, and vastly! more o'f that healthy desire in the normal being to witness a contest between trained athletes under conditions as nearly equalized as it is possible to make them. I Four. Miiclpal Bacts. | There are four distinct causes which aflfect the playing of alii teams that form a part of an or^niced race for a chmpionship. , Phs>-The ability of the players mentally and physically. Second-The element of age as it enters into the term of active � -3?'�" opinion that they wlli be one;Or.th�,�^�at� ^,M; (ions of the playing season ln:.th�;;!ir�tloi>it;. 5 League,.unleaa they have lost tfietr abUltir'',''',^g Blnce their minor league experience. ofjfsol^ II IJobert should happen to ��t baflj ;|� start ha may becomo.dlacouraged.iHajte:*li-S player who la easily affected by Ioe�l �ur-rouhdlngs andoondttjonH, and If ha sbooM , 5,^ bo less fortunate at the. bej|iiinli�c,ot.Wf^i|;fi season tlian h* espectato b* the. liao4lcap,'-nch. Wlisou, CiimubeU, Urstt, Cirey iind Bales. Let us look upon Plttsbure. Heiro Is a real probioni. it brings intoi liis play. It is trnc tiiat he was not so eood coiHJder'Ktlon all of the causes which uolin ISIO as ho v.-as the year before and the to .nja!,a,:.gooci. baseball nine. There ar-^iyear before that, and so on, but athletes youi)g,players to be tried, and there t.. of his calibre are likely to have a bad sear old' players who may have reached t.i� and conic back the nexl and be belter perfection of their game and be tramp- ;hnn ever. Ing relupisntly down I ho hi'.l of athletic - llfe,_ [Wagner's Worlc. There Is an infielrl which wiH not be; ,v>re Wagner lied up witli rheumaUsni, the same as that at la-si y.Tar. It Is aii| rlppifxi by reason ot injury or showlus infield which In one :.car of its oxlstj Philadelphia and Clpr clnnati owners there Is no baa.eb^ll critic Ott�b�n Ouilin. Moi Btttler, Tloojli 14** 7_ ��" ' - iPf Besohar led the league In atolan baaa* , >i last year. He. may this. yaah btitv-'llietft.'if o�*nhers will; b�,waloiilng Wm claic- than & they did. Batea.ls faSK l>ut notia cmmr!l--i:4 base runner. Mitchell is ordinary in spklar*"( to aaaiat ia tbe work, as to be a I'oraUabia rival to the beat teama uppaacd luard, -Aniea. perlenoe and skill as,______.. . _ a Imtter make hlmisessod of good hunters. Time and again one of the most valu-!^^!i""^'^ ��?-^!y-Jir!Hgl?"!-'" Everybody bunted after a while who could -- ----- ^ and everybody played a game at bat which �^'>^�f"--� the, runn, was as much alike as two peas mid a, with a poslUve sanrince, as seems most ex- "Presumably, then, that Is the time at which you decided to adopt a chanso'" Conditiona Hava Cbanged. ,- - _______ "That ;s true. Conditions have changed.i "^em has had a year> major IcafUSjeg- , Instead of there being one or two Pl-ver,j'^1;;;'�?^,,^ ^.j, j,^, ^^^^^^^ of Hum- ? on a baseball nine who can bunt well, it's'mel, who has played in the outfield - lon'�.,> pretty safe to say enough to be a major, ieagiic vetejra,n);',ii!^4-that all except one collection of youngsters, and not tintilvi or two eaji nia|ce al^he very first day of the baseball aeasfiniv-; bunt In a pinch. manager know poaltlyely. who-,wlj,lJ There ia no longer '^^ '�ho po.sltions. He hsls/s that demand on one' youngsters, but he must weld:.- or tw^ expert bunt-i � inacnlne. � ers to advance run-' The outfield-is all pue of colts, XoLliing" ners, for you mav ^"t*''''" Whest. who has prove " �"� nxtv,n� in b.as.eb�!l; have SOI en men otii Davidson, who played like wild fire Tor/ the team who are part of the time In 1�30 for Brooklyn-: perfect m the play If cotilson, DaJton and Lejaune are not bti they are asked to of the prime class. ' make It. Inasmuch -- t ! as,, tha proportion ol.St. Iiouia Not for. Title. men who can bunt' liOUlg, . has increased ati M.ulB. Wddlngtaa.r tor to the plate with Inetruotion* to hit the "t^t\4iS^^iSl^*'aaptm. -- m 1 able of players In I yearsVoi-iiert from tho first successfurpaUern"'iPe""'""- '"T' In^elders are ail in " "------------------------------I the air. They Isnow tho batter can bi+nt, \f the game. 1 have not stated that lbe-,.,_ Kp�:iM,iiy nttlug their teajo! ^ , , . � Tha team Is a .'ipecJaily .wnstructed Mc- sacrifice hit is a ,-nesier for the champion Oa�sM�i�-a���i�M>nt, Sekultc, Homnaii, Slieck-,^^aw organization, built of men who huve'serted, but I have stated that I can wln.^^^^^, Mnt.iiwil HrovMmic rd Ball- W-iiat are theh***" "'"''"�"-"l ^'5' '^'^ �^'"^ ^'^'"'^ manager.; games without permlltine the sacrifice bit . ,,,,|5� ^ be better thaii they . �, ,,',r,.i 3om� biUl plii.yer.'i who have in�il>!. ---- ce, Buffalo and .I e--1 ..... EASTERN LEAGUE CAMPAIGN A Determined Effort TO BEAT CHAMPION ROCHESTERS. Sew-l".!.'o' Kelii-y has not been afraid to pU.l; sai;rmce hlttinu th eajn.? \ "P i�nio old Wood to u.hb In cjiuieotloii Willi ago It scnni'" the .'iaraaltri0a�;-tlie^->Tork in th* poat, Itiment In another. Th,. fielder, who lets 'rvouM.,(|a )laiaat..t(!o much to axpplajr Ijall aa wall as It did In lis mideeaaon-form in when the nham-jilonshtp for that year was virtually 'lliiclwd,''atia'^�1ian"tlie'team appeared to tie as good aa it bad been In Its best years of siciBtsBce. l*iwlMaMr ^keSaiBia Team. Qkiatm ia Ilka|y ta take.tba field at tha fccglnntiiK of tha year- witii. ita team of Ml* Intact. IVia saiBa eutflold, tlio same|jio pitches succesafully, but as he is unable grounder got by lilm is almost In^^itably, the man who bats in tho runs. 1 XJnaound Stoteraent. . j Caraloae assertion Is made that Uie New � which Iho rule Is that you must follow sull or trump you are compelled to a b I d e by the ruio under penalty. An inipres-lilon seema to have been made in baseball Ihai if It appears that a player � li o u Id sacrjflce he must sacrifice, no matter If he niighl be able to do some-thing better. Jn other words, homu.qt we KitLED nit t-ma reputations in the pai1-, anil If iliey .Ir"',' I'^L'^^^f"'"^*'"^ the expense Outteldesa-BtUs, BTUS,~l>abea, Melrer, 'ak- boH. Xo otiamplonship Is to be predicted' for : St. Louis. ' -., -.-a .\s is the case In- other clUes, the prog- � rass ot rebuilding is going slowly foiv; ward in St. Louis, and It may be another": season or two before St. Louis will betln I to show something more Lhan.a dlaposlttoji I to fight Its way toward the te� ot>'.Uio, second division. 'i^lt.L' There haa been Improveaaent la soma'- at the St. touls players who hava baaa"-: signed under the maoasement Ot Rof Wi;:^ ]:iresnahan. To-day the team lias, a bi^-? : ter infleid than It has liad in years. - It>-la not an lnfi; sens" I habit," E.'.ld Oa.nzel. "There Is-no reu.vm. 'why wo frtnnoi havo a three time winjier .ij* twell iLs Chicago, Detroit and Pittsburg." 'ITxlB Is fhu seaflyn when "Joe ' .\tcn!niil:y hopes that he (fholl he abio to whip Ills Nowari. team to tbe front, lie has been T^^^; v.^ti>.^^ .' Idodglr-g nD.und' tho ohampionahlp ov 1 don t beheve In I * ,.,,, h.>i,i r>r fh� Krvimrk f\iih. hn :ie ihi.'k of ilie flgbt wiih ,Slalllnga at the hMd of tlio team. Although Stullliiga is not a lot popular '.vlin a grea.l many persons In l�asebai!, he hah .1 way of making Ills presence folt, and ilie .-hances are that he will drive Buffalo at .� more of a argument is weak and specloua If it were!'"''^- S'l'^^ttJ^J^s^^^^ W 1 a,>� '>"""eh rho j->'j niucU MonlroHl. 1 it|.i,',m. joint- .jf [ � I, : ''.tr. ioi.io piisiiing to with tin, to\ks at i.'e hwii lagging II lUi TtiMilu Island "taiif," w mnnager arid rs vvlin w ,ir,,. ntx i to V. n l;-.1.,,i( turn to hit. Haven't you playod against your owy tthaju'es in an emergency of that Ulud'f Were the odds rver with y-=u ? �V^'ouldn't It at least havo been boncticlel l'� have taken a chance on (no of the two good batters-? I can't .�ee the theory at gc-tiing a man around as far aa Viiird base only to be cauglit in a ii^p which yoj St!, for your.self, Tharo may ',. -gf ,�nthu�la3m In the .soats when 1 m; ee. 11 on the same dar. At Boston. UAffApEM, i�Jt�ll Catcliara-Otshais. Barldin, Elliott. Pltohen-Mattein. Wahtrty, r ~ foa, Pruot I'Srawen, Joy, i.'unla. Pentuc, Kfane. Wl�r. tio"i. Pft'ltar. btrty, McTlgne. ?�rr Cunja. _�roOTi, Buttf. Inllelilera-Ttnpey. Sweeuny, Henog, CallaSaa. Ilutlar, Sharpe," S�niti. Okie. Ingertoa. Outfleldets-Collins. Oo,iac. aecii. Miller, Clarke. BoBton has no hope of loading the ba^e-,bail choir this .vea-r. A :orig, hard tsjNf, ,, lies before th*. new Boston owners. It la 1; not out of tho qunsUon to rebuild the shaC- .,: tered strength u(. the team, but It will t)ave, *. to he liono by .lareful ami Jiidloloua purr^.^'^ chase ot releases ajid trades of players. !/.'V.! Cn Iho whole the teant appears able t�;.'',|� uiaUo a more r-redltablo s.howlng thau-it''; J did l.^si �!!�:�� Tenney Is satisfied that W''*," \a in good condition, If that Is the eaj�-lif,,-i;f, v.in pli�'.- first basnh bettor than eithaf'a'' ' --lerlmeiit and the team c�n stiud lators see ll.� niimer ioi:M, l.c -. -ond �"�e an expeniHeui ana, in.. leain c�,n stajid and "hen Iblrd bt-caiise o' j. ,e,. I iii-:.re a'.rMiglh behlniV liif;, hat: In faQf.t j!-, � n- ami sin-fwd i'i.=ieb:i".. i. -� 1 v. (. ir,w�l)> n'r\. Jiuei is ;^f' at .ir.< 1(1.1 posslh',*. Ii' will iii:L It as ritfia�j!