The New York clipper annual (1893)

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everybody's mouth, and has caused the dollars to roll in
a steady stream into the strong box of the managers of
the "Gentleman Jack" theatrical company, of which he
is the star, and which promises to materiaUy increase his
store of this world's goods. He made his first appearance
as a star in this play at Elizabeth, N. J., Oct. 3, 1892.

Representative Base Ball Players.

The twelve clubs of the National League and American
Association are each represented by a prominent player,
captain or manager in the picture given on another page,
biographical sketches of Avhom are given below, com¬
mencing in the order of seniority of professional service,

A. C. Anson, who has been one of the Chicago Club's
team for seventeen successive seasons, was born April 17,
1852, at Marshalltown, la., and first played professionally
in 1871 with the Forest City nine, of Rockford, 111. From
1872 to 1875, Inclusive, Anson played Avith the Athletics, of
Philadelphia, joining the Chicago Club in 1876.

E. Hanlon, manager of the Baltimore Club, was born
Aug. 22, 1857. His first engagement was with the Rhode
Island Club In 1876. He has since played professionally
with the Fall River, Rochester, Albany, Cleveland, De¬
troit (from 1881 to 1886 Inclusive) and Pittsburg Clubs,
joining the Baltimore team this season.

J. M. Ward, captain and manager of the Brooklyn team
during the past two seasons, was born March 3, 1860, at
Bellefonte, Pa., and first played professionally in 1877,
when he was connected Avith the Athletic and Philadelphia
Clubs, of Philadelphia, and the Janesville and Buffalo
teams. After playing part of one season at Binghamton,
N. Y., Ward was engaged by the Providence Club up to
1883, Avhen he joined the NeAV York Club, with which he
remained seven successive seasons. In 1890 he was with
the Brooklyn Club, of the Players' League.

C.  Comiskey, captain of the Cincinnati team, was born
Aug. 16, 1860, in Chicago, and has played professionally
Avith the Dubuque Club, 1879 to 1881, inclusive; St. Louis
Browns 1882 to 1889, inclusive, and 1891, and the Chicago
Club, of the Players' League, in 1890.

N. P. Ppefper, captain of the LouisviUe team, was born
March 17, 1860, at Louisville, and first played professional¬
ly with the Eclipse Club, of his native city, in 1S79. After
playing with the Troy Club in 1882 Pfeffer joined the Chi¬
cago Club,of the National League,with which he remained
until the close of the season of 1891, with the exception of
1890, when he was with the Players' League team of Chi¬

WM. Ewing, of the New York Club, was born Dec. 25,
1859, in Cincinnati, and commenced his professional ca¬
reer in 1880, when he caught for the Rochester team and
afterwards the Troy Club. He was first engaged by the
Ncav York Club in 1883 and has since played with that
team, with the exception of the season of 1890, when he
was Avith the rival local club of the Players' League.

G. P. Miller, who has been with the Pittsburg Club
since the latter part of the season of 1883, was born Aug.
16, 1864, in Brooklyn. His first professional engagement
was with the Harrisburg (Pa.) Club in 1883.

Wm. Nash, of the Boston team, was born June 24, 1865,
at Richmond, Va., and commenced his professional career
with the Virginia Club, of his native city. He has played
with the Boston team since the latter part of 1885, with
the exception of 1890, when he was with the rival local
team of the Players' League.

R. L. Caruthers, of the St. Louis team, was born Jan. 5,
1864, at Memphis, Tenn., and first played professionally in
1883 with the Grand Rapids Club. In 1884 he commenced
the season with the Minneapolis Club and then joined the
St. Louis, remaining with that team until the close of the
season of 1886. He was Avith the Brooklyn Club from 1887
to 1891, inclusive.

D.  Richardson, who captained the Washington team
in 1892, was born Nov. 25, 1863, at Elmira, N. Y.    His only

grior professional engagement was with the New York
lub, with which he played from 1884 to 1891, inclusive,
with the exception of 1890, Avhen he was Avith the local
rival club of the Players' League,

O. Tbbbau, captain and manager of the Cleveland team,
was born Dec. 6,1864, at St. Louis, and has been playing
professionally since 1885, having filled engagements with
the Jacksonville, St. Joseph, Denver, Chicago, Omaha and
the rival Cleveland teams.

R. G. Allen, of the Philadelphia Club, was born July
10,1867, at Marion. O., and commenced his professional
career in 1887, Avhen he was with the Mansfield (O.) Club.
After filling brief engagements with the Pittsburg and
Davenport teams, Allen Avas engaged in 1890 by the Phila¬
delphia Club, with Avhich he has since remained.

The Largest Score for a Wicket
ever made in a first class cricket match in America is
the 267 runs put on In partnership by George S. Patterson
and Arthur M. Wood for the fall of the third wicket in the
annual contest between the amateurs and the profession¬
als, Sept. 5, 1892, at Philadelphia. Wood and Patterson,
the respective captains of the two leading clubs ot Phila¬
delphia—the Belmont and the GermantOAvn—became asso¬
ciated at the fall of the second wicket for 88 runs, and
batted in fine form until the score reached 355, when
Wood was stumped for a cleverly compiled contribution
of 182, AVhich embraced no fewer than twenty-four 4's, and

in the making of which he gave only two slight chances.
Patterson continued at the wickets until he had scored 132
runs, a brilliant bit of batting Avhlch was marred by only
one chance. We give beloAv brief biographical sketches of
the two batsmen associated in this notable feat, a me¬
mento of which is given in their pictures, in batting
attitude, on another page:

George Stuart Patterson, who has for several seasons-
ranked as the best all round American cricketer, was born
Oct. 10, 1868, in Philadelphia, his father. Prof. C, Stuart
Patterson, of the University of Pennsylvania, having been
prominently identified with cricket in that city for more
than thirty years, during a considerable portion of which
time he was a member of the committee in charge of the
international matches. G. S. Patterson, Avho was only
twelve years old Avhen he commenced his cricket career,
first played with the Germantown Club in local champion¬
ship contests in 1883, and has ever since continued a.
valued member thereof, captaining its eleven, and also
the representative elevens of Philadelphia in inter¬
national contests during the past few seasons. We hav&
not the space to mention in detail all of his many batting
and bOAvling feats, and it must suffice to say that he has-
ranked since 1886 as the best American batsman, having
been credited with scoring no fewer than fourteen centur¬
ies, viz.: 164, 169,146 not'out, 136, 135, 132, 126,118, 107,106.
not out, 104 not out, 103 not out, 101 not out and 100 not
out. Eleven of these centuries have been made for the
Germantown Club, the 164 being scored against the Young
America Club in June, 1887, and the 159 against the Wayne
Club in 1892, while the 146 and 135 were made in successive-
matches against the Rosedale team, of Toronto, the last-
named being the chief item In a total of'631 runs, put to¬
gether July 2 and 3,1891, it being the largest inning in
America. The best individual performances of the above
were his 132 for the amateurs above mentioned and his 126-
for the United States against Canada, July 14 and 15,1890,
it being the first century ever made in these international
contests. In 1889, Patterson formed one of the Philadel¬
phia team that visited England, where his most note¬
worthy feat was his scoring, on July 29 and 31, of 36 and 106-
against the amateurs of Hampshire, going in first and
carrying out his bat each inning. For four seasons he hadi
the best batting average, and for two seasons the best
bowling average in Philadelphia championship contests.
His most notcAvorthy bowling feats have been in playing-
for the University of Pennsylvania against the Harvard
College eleven, having captured five Avickets Avithout a,
run May 25, 1889, and taking thirteen wickets at the cost
of only 21 runs June 11, 1890.

Arthur Machin Wood, who is one of the best batsmen
of English birth that America has ever claimed as a resi¬
dent, was born Feb. 21,1861, in Derbyshire, England. He-
represented his native county and also Nottingham¬
shire in important matches at a very early age. His-
cricket career in this country commenced in 1881,
Avhen he accepted an offer to coach the members-
of the Belmont Club, of Philadelphia. Wood was
given a position In the Philadelphia office of the Penn¬
sylvania Railroad Company in 1882, and has since been
connected with the Belmont Club as an amateur member.
He led the Belmont eleven In batting and boAvling during
his first four seasons, and has had the best batting average
in a majority of the succeeding seasons. His clever work
Avith both bat and ball mainly helped the Belmont Club
to win the local championship for the first time in 1882,
and he also materially aided it in securing the champion¬
ship in three more seasons. Wood made his first century
Aug. 6,1891, at Detroit, Mich., he then scoring 132 runs for
the Belmont eleven against the local team. The same
season in a minor local match he scored 147 not out. Hia
greatest batting feat is the 201 runs not out made in a
game with the visiting Baltimore Club, June 3, 1892, in.
Philadelphia, it being the largest individual inning ever
scored in the United States. Wood went in at the fall of
the second Avlcket for 138, and by the most vigorous hitting
made 201 runs, being not out when the stumps were
drawn, the total then reaching 422, with only four Avickets-
down. This mammoth score Avas hit in remarkably quick
time. Wood being at the wickets about two. hours, and
making the last fifty runs in tAventy minutes. He gave
only one chance, and that a difficult one off a hard hit to
the outfield before he had completed his half century.
His score included two 6's, nineteen 4's, thirteen S's and
twenty-tAVO 2's. Wood made 201 out of the 284 put on after
the fall of the second Avicket. Wood was in wonderful
form last June, scoring 324 runs in three consecutive inn¬
ings and being out only once, and that on a hard hit to
long leg after he had scored 74 against the Philadelphia.
Club. Wood was eligible In 1892 to play in international
contests, and he marked his first appearance for the United
States in the annual match with Canada Sept. 16 and 17, in
Philadelphia, by making the largest individual score yet-
recorded in these international games, it being a bril¬
liantly hit 129, including no fewer than seventeen 4's,
during the compiling of Avhich he gave only one chance.
This was the third century scored by Wood in 1892, the
182 scored while in partnership with Patterson being
above mentioned. Wood also greatly distinguished him¬
self in the championship contest between Philadelphia
and Baltimore June 27 and 28, 1892, scoring 87 by brilliant
batting. He has captained the Belmont team for the past
three seasons.   (For Theatrical Sketches See Page 14. >
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