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THE WORLD'S SPORTING DOPE IN BRIEF
Roger Bresnahan has estab
lished a new baseball record
this time as a financier.
He had a five-year contract
with the St. Louis Cards at $10,
000 a year and 10 per cent of the
gate receipts, and played one year
of the five.
After being released by St.
Louis, all the clubs in the Nation
al League were after him, partic
ularly Chicago, Pittsburg and
Murphy of the Cubs outfoxed
Dreyfuss and Herrmann by mak
ing Roger such a big offer several
weeks ago that Bresnahan agreed
to sign with the Cubs as soon as
he settled with St. Louis.
If he got $20,000 from St.
Louis in settlement, his bonus
from Murphy and his salary for
three years with the Cubs will in
crease Roger's pile for the next
three years' work to not far from
$60,000, which makes him the
highest-priced player in baseball.
And about $35,000 of it will be
cash in hand.
What's more, he will be free
from managerial worries, is in the
best possible physical condition
and will play the game of his life
with the Cubs.
The acquisition of Bresnahan
makes Archer's chances of secur
ing $10,000 a year very slim. Jim
has declared he would not sign if
he was not given that sum, but a
substantial boost in salary will
briner him into line. With Archer
and Bresnahan the Cubs will have
the best catching staff any club
has had in the last ten years.
Catcher Yantz, a youngster on
the Cub payroll, was released to
New Orleans yesterday. Just be-'
fore the Dutchman was cut loose
Tom Needham came in and sign
ed his contract for next year.
Dick Cotter, the other kid catcher
of the Cubs, may be carried
through the season. The young
ster is there with the stick, but
erratic at throwing to bases.
With Bresnahan and Archer, two
of the best throwing catchers in
the business, to tutor him, he
should develop into a valuable
Frank Chance arrived in town
this morning to confer with
Owner Farrell of the New York
Americans regarding terms upon
which the P. L. will direct the
Yanks next season. Little trou
ble is expected over terms. Far
rell is willing to pay almost any
price for Chance's services, and
hfe money will be large enough to
make a loud talk. Frank's name
may be on a Yank contract be
Jimmy Clabby re-enters the
ring tonight after a long absence,
when he meets Ray Parker of
Chicago in Fond du Lac. Clabby
fought his last scraps on foreign
soil. He is matched tomeet Ed
die McGoorty in the near future.
Russell Blackburne, the ex
Sox, who has been holding out,
has mailed a signed contract to
the Milwaukee club. Blackburne
says his bum leg is in shape
again, and he wants to return to
The national commission,