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BAN JQHNSON'S BITTER FOEf IDE
GAME'S - BEST- DREJ3SER
Charles Webb Murphy was
born in Ohio, about 40 years age?.
Accused of being" of several na
tionalities her 'is of Irish; parents
age." He was contemporary - o
Ban Johnson, as Sporting editor
in Cincinnati and the personal
bitterness, which has marked
their baseball careers, began at
Until 1903 Murphy "Wrote
baseball' in Cincinnati, In this
capacity he met John T, Brush,
owner of the Reds. When. Bnjsh
acquired the. Giants he took Murv
phy to N'e.w Yprk as press agent.
A tip that the CJiicago Cubs
were for sale reaching Him,.
Murphy secured ,an option and
induced Charles P. Taft to buy
. Next year the Cubs won the
'National 'league,, pennant and
fojind Murphy fncbntrbl of the
club. His career,, lias ben little
short of, marveloils'v "
, Qf scrappy disposition, carry
ing a chip on his shoulder, he has
- made more enemies- than friends
in baseball, but has earned a. rep
fpr sagacity second to none, His
rise has not been thfe smoothest
climb imaginable- His chief di-.
version is- fighting his arch-en-,emy,
Murphy ha? iftuch money in
vested in mother" earthy Las$
yeaj he built a young mansion oh
a fashionable Chicago boulevard
and instead -of riding on thepay-as-you-enters,
chases around, in a
Neatness is Murphy's second nature. I
Short and tub.by he forces this to theJ
iront, In the matter of clothes. "We'v
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khcw of dnly-tjne other in
baseball who s'pent more
far fcidthes- $ah 'does
.That mart was Harry
Clay Pulljam, league pres,
irfent at his death. He im
ported a-bundle of glad rags from-Ws,
Lunon drabereverv month and chaneed?
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