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DAVID HARUM OF BASEBALL THATS MIKE KELLY
Michael J. Kelly, manager of
the St. Paul American associa
tion team, is the David Harum of
the game, and the stormy petrel
of the association.
He has more friends who are
"for him" and more enemies who
are "agin him" than any man in
baseball unless it is Charlie
Murphy of the Cubs.
Kelly has managed St. Paul
-from the start, save when he was
blackballed by the league, as the
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Kelly "looks "em over as a buyer would a' bit of horseflesh."
result of Umpire "Brick" Owens
.being mobbed by a St. Paul
crowd, followed by some caustic
remarks by Mike to the effect that
Owens was against his team.
During his absence Kelly was in
the Eastern league and St. Paul
went along like a spavined horse.
, St. Paul was a winner under
Kelly, and demanded that owner
George1 Lennon secure his rein
statement. So insistent werej
they that 35,000 fan? signed a-
We want Kelly petition, and r
was sentx to the A-- A. magnates.,'
The result was the return of
Kelly made baseball in St. Paul
despite the -drawing power of,
Minneapolis. He made money"
for the stockholders, chiefly by
selling young players for fancy.