Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 3, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta
WESTERN CANADA LEAGUE SPECIAL SPORT SUPPLEMENT The Lethbridge Daily Herald Voliinie III. Lethbridge, Alberta, TtieNday, May 3,1910. Number 121. +++++++++++++ + + j^ LITNBniOQE PUAVIflt ^ +++++++++++++ HERE HT L.HST PITCHER CY PIEH8 ^^^^^^^^ "OH, YOU HALLEY'S COMEXr WESTERN CANADA LEAGUE OPENS TOMORROW AT THE BAU PARK SHORTSTOP ROV DUDLEY Tli9B� Noise EDMONTON VS. LETHBRIDGE AT 3 P. M. �* + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + tlTHSNIDaC FIRST SCRIES OP OAMES AT HOME V 'Bdinonton her�, May 4,6,l'"(l ;iroi ii.l. T.'l.'^ annual red letter day has found no plato on onr calendur like the 24th of May and thp 1st of .Inly, but it Is looked forward to with just aH much eagerness as any national holiday by the numerous lollowers of the great and popular game. It seems that not only in Lethbridge Is the ojieninK day a bigger one than any that has preceded it, but in every city of the Western Canr.dian rircuit the advance is very apparent. Since the game lontinues lo spread in interest each year and the annual recuiriMice of the .:rite aa-scrtlona that "the interest in the game is greater than ever," and that "this promises to be the most lu'osperou.'i in rlie game's history," are not without a foundation of truth. Again the rafters of the stand will resouml with the fanniah cxpresgiona and the heart of the fan will be glad. It oil depends on the weather, which we all have reason lc hope will be good, and we are off on the hardest race for pennant honors that we have experienced, but with great confidence t may be well aired and ready tor the call to action. W. C. L. IS PROTECTED Fi�ctlcally every profeaaional baseball player on tbe continent is in captivity." That is to say, he is under the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues Jurisdiction, which hold sway everywiiere in i Americi with one or two exceptions. A player must neceeaarlly follow the rules as set down by the Aasocia-tlon. or be debarred from organized company. The Western Canada League is a member of the Asaociation and la recognized aa Cl*s C. LETHBRIDGE WAfflS (UlN BISEBAU OMl A CrecUlAbteTMm At Home and Awajr lucre is probably no other citjr ta the Western Canada lai�i:e whM ta more enthuaiaatic for bbatbsU tiMM LethbridRf. With a psyirtslkHi gnat* ly made up of people Iroc side o( the line where the supreme in the realm ol Is ampk> reason why the ctty be strong for the ftame. la ISS7, when Uthbridgf made Its dei�t to professional baseball, its pofSls*. tkm waa less than 5,0M and � made pretty fair fist of thlbga, |�> ancially and otherwise. LMt yMt we were not too discouraged with suits to attempt another whirl at it, and everyone who is baseball wise is highly optimistic with the pnm-pects now that we have a city of 006 or more of bustlifl� busy people who spend their money freely. Lethbridge would certainly like to land tbe pennant but if we can't So It with cood ctean baseball nobody wants it here. The directors tA tte club insist that every man wbo if in their service must be a fellow ol good respectable character, immaterial of his playing ability. If be U not a credit to the city at borne and away be is aot wa*tai oa tfeia imm. Everyone here Imb impUeit MMl in Chesty Cox in tbe capacity of manager. He baa won tbe con^Sssaa of all who know bim, anA that is not a few, and all they aak him to �o if to endeavor to give the public dasn and cooaistent baseball and aU wUl be satisfied. Notwitbstandiag, Cbwty saya he cannot conceive anything btit a tnt division aggregation for LethbrtSgt and one that is crowding tbe pcaaaat pole, too. He recognize* more thaa one worthy antagonist with Vhem he will have to do battle but bow aay of them hope to withstaml tbe oa* slaiHght of his formidable array ia b�-yoiHl Chesty'a vision. You oaa'tSMte mw* of a diseoont on ChM�y*v4i�r at that. With war-horse Joe Lyaih behind the hat, Lezie, PMl, Ei#a-bretson. Murphy in the bos, Ollart on lirat, Johnny Madria at Dudley at short and Head down the difficult comer, wo ! infield and battery that malma a Mg noise in this league to say notMRBSf the classy outSeM compawd of Chick and Brogan. Tbcie wna m dearth of pitchera trying out who shape up good, bad and ently. There was also a host oC didatps for other positieaa, tbe majority of whom will go hack to the bush from whence they came. League President E. J. Eckstorm and "big mogul" of baseball in iMs city, is having the baseball park remodelled and hopes to have one of the best appearing baU groands in the league before very loaft. Mr. Eckstorm is proprietor. Last year he gave the club the free uae of the grounds and has made the same gracious offer once more. We have not indutgtd our t�am in any expensive training trip this nea-!>on, and wby'should we when the weather has been moat ideal for baseball in the past two weeks and we doubt very much if any better was experienced anywhere on the continent. + + + + + + + + + + + V SEE REGULAR SPORT PAGE + + + + + + + + + + + + 'I- WHY BASEBALL 18 GROWING IN POPULARITY A LETHBRIDGE TRIO Hiisiiiili i.-; jilH.ved in Central and Souiii Aiiiiiica, .\u�fralia and Japan, 'llie f^.iint' is mIso pla.ved by college loams ill t'liiuu ami Kgypt. Cubans ,ai�' now cii!liiisiasiic over it too. I Two ii'usous wliy ii is by far the i most jio|)iil:ii- ,^:imr ever i>l:iyed by man are. Ilisf, that it is clean, and. second, that it is democratic. Professional saiiibling lia.� not polluted the diamond tis It lias tlie prize ring and tlie tiiif. .No oiganization of giiii-biers can "throw" nine men. Kefonu-tM's instead of petitioning Legislatures to regulate baseball are encouraging schools to iiu'iease tlieir teams. MANAOin COX.^ITCHIKS INOLESRITtON AND LEZIE The Piesjiloiirs Message t� the I inpireM. I'resiileii; (' .1 l';(ksioiiH has issued the followiuK siateraen. lo llio uiii|iires (II !h.' Wesloni ('anada l.eaRue prior to the opening Kaincis: "It is one ol iii\ cliiel' desires that the umplria of the Western I'anada Leiiroie shall disphi.v a atandurd of efficiency in their work which shall nie ral approval throughout the league withoiil exceiMloii. Kairiiess and impartiality (and a thorough kiiowleilKe of baseball) are the mulii requfremenis and umpiieg found wanting in any one of these particulars shall be ininiediutely dismissed. "I'nipiifs are llie repiesentutives of the league upon the field, and as the Western ( anailu League stand fry deiiiroua of having tbe heartiest co-operation of (veiy tiniphe in an attempt to raise tbe standard of baaeball in tin Western Canada League to a heigbth never.before achieved by a c'.n-s �'. League." Yours faithfullv, C. J. UCKSTORM. The executive committee of the Western Canada League Is a very representative body. We have Wm. Cousins, ex-Mayor of Medicine Hat; T. A. Hornibrook, Insurance and ragi fmt, Lethbridge; C. .1, Kckatomv I |>roprletor, Ler'ibridge; H. V piu C. .M. Mobr, biislnesM wc^ Jaw. The last two named are nX l>er� of the executive, but were\ (endance at the meeting lo A Jbw when the picture herewith Hate I taken.