Mail Tribune 100, May 22, 1920 Continued
The following news items were drawn from the archives of the Mail Tribune 100 years ago.
May 22, 1920 Continued
FELSCH RIVAL OF RUTH FOR ‘HOMER’ TITLE
Chicago, May 22. — Oscar “Happy” Felsch, Chicago outfielder, has entered into competition with “Babe” Ruth of New York, the home run king of baseball, for the honor of leading in circuit drives in the American league. “Happy” cracked out his fifth homer in the game against Boston Wednesday, giving him two in two days and placing him in a tie with the New York slugger. Each has made five homers, according to averages released today and including games of Wednesday.
There is a merry race on in the Washington club between Roth and Rice for the honor of being the leading base stealer. Rice has pilfered eleven bases and Roth ten.
Ty Cobb, the Detroit star, is gradually finding his batting eye and has boosted his average to .277; Ruth is batting .260.
Johnson of Cleveland is topping the list with an average of .273. Nicholson of Pittsburgh, is leading the Nationals with an average of 462 acquired in 14 games. Hornsby in 25 games in which he has been at bat 101 times has cracked out forty-two hits for a total of 57 bases for an average of 418. Heinie Groh, captain of the Cincinnati world’s champions, is next with 408.
R. HITCHOCK IS MOVING SPIRIT OF HITCHY KOO
Raymond Hitchcock and his new show, Hitchy Koo 1919, will draw the crowds to the Page theatre Tuesday night, May 25th. He will, as usual, be surrounded by a group of entertainers — this time the number runs into three figures and the much talked of chorus of “forty under twenty.”
The new Hitchy Koo 1919 has been the most effective of the series of Hitchy Koos, the famous musical revues produced by Raymond Hitchcock.
Beautiful as the new show is in its lavish stage decorations, charming dressing, dancing and girls, laughing incidents and cheering music, it is the personality of “Hitchy” himself that gives it popular vogue. From beginning to end he moves in and out of the scenes and never lets the high stepping pitching of the performance drop in the slightest degree.
“My aim last season” said Hitchcock recently, “was to have a chorus of forty under twenty, the age of zest and relish, and now, in my 1919 show, I have fully sixty who may come under this heading, there isn’t a raspberry among the bunch.”