Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 11, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta
PLAYERS We are headquarters for Baseball Athletic Goods The Sporting Goods Store Howard Case Co. CIWIGESJN ft BASEBALL RULES on Efl. Kennedy's SOME RULES OF THE LEAGUE FACTS GLEANED FROM THE CON- STITUTION OF THE WEST- ERN CANADA LEAGUE Object of perpetuate baseball and to surround it with such safeguards as to warrant public con- fidence in its integrity and methods. A club may be expelled from the league for allowing, pool selling or betting upon the grounds or for fail- ing to. expel, a player found interested in a pool or betting game. placers from one or .more teams of this league is prohibited. In the absence of the regular league official a local umpire may be sub- stituted, preferrably not a player. The following is a review of the changes made iu the baseball, for the present season: A substituted pitcher must pitch until the man at bat, when the pitch-, er takes his position, has either been put out or reaches first base. In case of interference with a field- er or the ball is not ia play until the pitcher, standing in his position, holds it, and the umpire calls A batted ball that touches the per- son of the umpire or a player "while i on-Or over fair gKound" is .a fair hit; conversely, a batted ball that touches the person of the umpire or of a play- er ''while on or; over foul ground" is a foul hit. Hereafter in case of a player's eject meut from the game by the umpire such player if out of both, game' and grounds. "He must either go to the club house or leave the grounds en- tirely, under penalty of forfeiture _ of fhe game by theTimpire. Hereafter any ground rule must be acceptable to the captain of .the vis- iting team; and if objectionable to-1 said, visiting team the umpire has I battery error, he shall b-? credited the power to adopt or reject said! a stolen base. In the Basement BUT Baths, Shoe Shines Tobaccos, Etc., Etc WINNIPEG IS5 r THE BIG MOGUL ground rule or rules. the event of a palpable muff of Concisely stated, the changes for i a ball thrown by the catcher, when scorers everywhere to note are as fol- lows: Sacrifice hits are taken out of the .bos score and placed in the sum- pleasing thing-, f or narrow- Fpon a player being fined by the columned newspapers, umpire he must pay the fine before i Ail outs -declared by the umpires The the" base runner is cleaily blocked, the infielder shall be charged with an error-and the base runner shall be credited-with a stolen base. participating in. another game, fine goes .to the league funds. on the third bunt strike must be ere-? dited to the catcher. Mr, Ecbtorm and Baseball The impetus that the great Ameri- j can- Canadian has. re-. A double play must be credited -on. ceived in Lethbridge is almost -wholly any two continuous put-outs that due to the efforts of C. J. Ecksionn. A player iound guilty of striking a take plflce betwjen the time the bailor. Eckstorm has given more time immediately the pitcher's hands until it land money to develop the game here than generally supposed and with- UM> great centra of Cftuudu league. W'hut that cty will. accomplish will tw by the in nit other OA Uw circuit with fovorish Why? Betttuso the Peg big Mogul oMho Ic big aj all ita rivtUv put and when the Winnipeg teaoii plays in its opposing cities the event will regarded somethiDg extra- ordinary. Tho following is a syn- opsis oil what the big Mogul will ..do: Bi-audon opens, up at Winnipeg for ol ioiir games and then returucd by Winni- peg .for the same number of ganies at home. After the quartette of at Brandon the Maroons go home again and will enter; on a long series at Happy land. The remaining six. teams .will go in order and. play from throe to five games. Jiegina will be thefo.on May 21-22 and the Statesmen will get a Satur- day" game but also the first .holiday of the season, Victoria two games being scheduled f that day. Following Begina goes "JSad" Tay- lor and his Moose Jaw braves. They play their first game in Winnipeg on Tuesday, Ma? 25, and will remain over; for the balance of, -.the week. SATISFY YOUR expelled. Visiting club is entitled to fifty., per of the gate receipts exclusive "of: grand stand. In case -cf a game being prevented. by rain home club may compel the visiting club to play the game off is returned to him standing in .his position. out expecting any returns for what In case of a wild pitch or a passed 'he has done. He truly deserves the ball on which the batsman reaches -name, of "The Big Mogul" m first base, either the pitcher or cat-'bridge baseball history. at the next series in the home club's; eher as the case may be, is credited f it- is not altogether because JVIr. city. The visiting dub' is- always guar- anteed expenses except in case of rain when it is lowered to Admission to grounds all the circuit, other than opening day, 25 cents. Each club' may have one la- dies' day a week when ladies are ad- .mitted free. I WHERE THE TEAMS PLAY TOMORROW The Western Canada League is pro tected by the National Association of I: Baseball Leagues. Brandon at Winnipeg. Begina at -Moose Taw Medicine Hat at Lett bridge Edmonton at .Calgary Loaning, hiring or farming out j with a fielding In event of a "fielder dropping a fiy, Bctstorm ;is fa, hot baseball "enthus- iast-, thai, he has .endeavored'.to pro- but recovering the ball in time, to j mote this exceedingly popular game force runner at another base, the here; his great reason, for fielder shall be exempted from an er- 'is because- of the fact that he Is ac-, ror, and the play be scored a j quainted, from wide experience, with I the untoM benefit that a city of this double steal being.] kind gains by becoming prominent in In. event of a attempted from bases one and two'the realm of baseball. It is not only and bases two and three., where either a game to make ran, but also to is thrown out, the other shall be business interests of the dited with a stolen base. In the event of "a base runner be- ing tonched out after sliding over a community as a whole. What wide publicity Lethbridge receive by being a member" of base, he siialljaot be .regarded as hav- the Western League ing stolen, the base in question, is almost impossible to estimate be- In event of a -base runner making of Its imrcensity .in circumfer- his start to steal a base prior fo a ence. following .Monday first of the Alberta teams will make its ap- pearance, Edmonton being scheduled three game series. Calgary will pick up the thread where Edmonton leaves oft and play four games there. Lethbridge and Medicine Hat follow the order named lor 'three and four games re- spectively. With the exception of the break, at Brandon the Maroons will na.ve, twenty-seven straight home games. On the Road On- .the Maroons take the the road proper.. They play on the date mentioned at Moose Jaw and the following djiy appear at Begina. Then they play four games at Hat and three each at Leth- Calgary in the order named. After their first swing of the- cir- cuit, in which they play fifteen games the .Maroons leave- Edmonton and will return.- direct to Winnipeg and commence home series .with- Moose' Jaw as the attraction. Lohr and Jris men will-hold out at Happy- land, until July 19 when they go to Brandon for two" -games, then- to Moose Jaw for a brace end return- ing on their way to Winnipeg for an- other home senes, two games beingr at the Alberta Restaurant They know how to do it there -After the series which ends there August 11 with Medicine Hat, the twa clubs will journey" to Indian Head, and on -that day ami; Brandon Maroons then play at Caron. commence their The last swing ol the circuit, playing at Med- icine Hat, iethbridge, Edmonton, Calgary, Moose Regina and Brandon in the order named. Bran-'. don-goes there _on September 3 for n. i four games Aeries, concluding the sea- i son on Labor Day afternoon. rey .has been playing, well at short- stop-and would in a big gap in the Cardinals'.infield." "Johnny-Eyers; the second baseman of the Chicago National League Club has taken the position of head coach to the Uensselaer, Polytechnic Insti- baseball nine at Troy. _ BASEBALL' NOTES Jack Murray, of the New York Giants, is said to be the first man who .has knocked a ball against-the left-field fence at Columbus, Jimmy Collins thinks his Minne- apolis team is th'e' fastest minor league club he has ever seen. Jimmy expects to carry everything before, ;this. season- Roger Bresnab.an wants very badly played at-both and.Brandon. Mowry.fram Cincinnaati. -Mow- Pitcher Harry Howell, of the St. Louis Browns is laid up with a torn ligament'.m, his throwing arm. i Charley Hickman and Sox Seybold, i who are playing in the outfield for To -starring as heavyweight twins. Something like 500 pounds more or less is divided between the two. 3 New York rooters believe.ihat Mur- ray will make them lorget Mike Don- lin. Murray is only-a kid, but he's a clouting juvenile and should hammer the. horsehide for a high batting av- erage. He's a better base runner than Donlin was and also'lays all over Sir. Michael when it comes to defensive work. Wonderful! And His Wonderful Troupe of Trained Dogs OR, DI PPY'S T Wednesday and Thursday and Saturday-Muldopn's Picnic Big Ladies' and Children's Matinee Saturday Afternoon Prices 26c, 35c. and 50c. Matinee Price, C lOo., Adults 26c.