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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 18, 1912, Image 2

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do is to notify the umpire, and
the umpire will call a policeman
and have the objectionable specta
tor put out df the park. There
was a' policeman within twenty
fee of the spot where -Cobb at
tacked the spectator."
Philadelphia, Pa., May 18. A
Iteam known as Detroit will take
ihe field this afternoon against,
the Athletics. They will have a
"Dv on their shirts. That is the
only thing that will make them
look like the Tigers Hugh Jen
nings has gqtten together a squad
pi veterans who have not worn a
Suit in years and youngsters from
Ke University of Pennsylvania
to take the place of the strikers.
Boston, Mass., MayU8. "I'm
with the boys every time in such
hes," was the statement made
3iere today by Ed Walsh, main
stay of the Chicago White Sox,
just before he left here to spend
fsunday at his Meriden. Conn.,
home, in speaking of the Ty Cobb
suspension and consequent strike
pf the Detroit tea.m
"I haven't received any notice
of the proposed meeting to or
ganize a protective association,"
said Walsh, "but if one comes to
me at Meriden I'll attend. I
don't blame those players one bit.
I am with them every time in such
cases as the Cobb matter."
Ty Cobb, when he climbed into
the grandstand at New York and
thrashed fan who was calling
Jiim vile "names, started some
thing that may make baseball a
"hetter game, and a pastime that
women can witness without hav
ing the afternoon made disagree-
able by a fan of this, variety, of
which every city- has its share.
Fortunately, they are a small
minority, but until they are
squelched, such incidents as that
in New York are bound to hap
pen. And a player can't be blam
ed when he takes theT law. into his
own hands.
This is clearly shown by Ban
Johnson himself, in language that
Was supposed to convict Cobb.
Says Johnson:
"No player has any right to at
tack a spectator. All the player
has to do is to notify the umpire,
and the umpire will call a police
man' anti.. have the objectionable
spectator put out of the park.
there was a policeman within
a
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