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Lprd jvanted to be manager.
- Taylor made the most startling
deals in. baseball. He did not
care whom he traded or sold. The
fact that he disliked a player per
sonally meant that the player was
through in Boston.
Good fortune always seemed to
follow Taylor, in discovering1'
splendid young players. His
scouts dug up Tris Speaker.Har
ry Hooper, Wagner, Lord, Nuna
maker, Cicotte, "Buck", O'Brien,
Ejuffy Lewis, Hendrikson and
others, whiles other managers
were chasing-themselves in cir-"
cles looking for players of qlass.
Tired of reading marked copies
of newspapers containing stories
of his son's foolishness, -Gen.
Taylor disposed of a half interest
in the club to Jimmy McAleer and
Rob McRoy. He retained one
share himself as the balance of
The new owners picked Jake
Stahl as manager. Stahl is a Bos
ton favorite. In addition to be
ing a terrific hitter, he has solved
the first base problem, making the'
infield air tight., Stahl was in the
banking business in Chicago"
when offered the managership
and it required a fat figure to
tempt him from his desk.
A year in. the bank added
weight to Stahl and he came to
Hot Springs early, to condition
himself for the job in hand. He is
assured hearty welcome in Bos
ton, where he is a favorite, and
Boston fans are noted for their
The Boston club, handicapped
as it wa,s by the feeling of inse-.
curity among the players, was a
good looking team lasl: year.
With Stahl at the helm, it looks
better now' The players know
Ta)dor cannot fire them in a fit of
irritability and their work should
The club has- picked up in
"Buck" O'Brien a youngster look
ed upon as thel)est spitball pitch
er in the land.
Baseball men and the public
will' watch the Boston club this
year, ftjias been said that only
Taylor prevented the team win
ning the American league cham
pionship upon one or two occa
sions in the last three or four
The club is stronger now than
at any time Taylor controlled it
and it will be interesting tosee
what Take Stahl andj-'jim Mc-
Aleer can 'dowithvit
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