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SPORTING NOTES OF INTEREST FROM ALL OVER r
Bat Nelson has not busted onto
the sport page for a week. The
pulmotor! Perhaps Bat's type
writer is out of order.
John McGraw, who is at the
Palace this week, predicts the
Cubs will be runners-up for the
pennant next season, though he
declares his club will be strong
enough to stave them off. John
does not mention the chances of
Pittsburgh. Reason : John is an
actor and boosts the town he is
McGraw, however, puts forth
good arguments to back the Cubs
tor a leading position in the Na
tional race. The addition of Bres
nahan and Mitchell, he said,
would strengthen the Cubs in bat
ting, and Vic Saier, who was com
ing like a whirlwind at the close
of the season, should be at the top
of his game this year.
That Saier argument sounds
pretty good to us. Vic was not a
regular at the start of last season,
Frank Chance making a futile ef
fort to stick in the game as play
ing manager. The P. L. found
the straimtoo great, however, and
was forced to give way to the
youngster. When shoved into the
game Saier was green and showed
it by the way he handled himself
at first base. Also he was going
after bad balls at the bat. With
John Evers working next to him
Saier rapidly overcame his nerv
ousness in the field, and in the
last few weeks of the campaign
was one of the most dangerous
men at bat on the Cub team.
Saier should get off to a flying
start this spring and rank with F"
the best first sackers in the busi- "
ness. ' I
President Murphy of the Cubs
yesterday sent a letter to Frank it
x an tn ui nit a atmtcs uLUMiig
he had ever said Chance was- m
Joe Tinker's efforts to sign
John Kling have so far met with "
failure. The new manager of the1
Reds is in Kansas City, where
Kling has a poolroom, and has'i
been arguing with his former
teammate for three days. Today
Jjtfe admitted his task looked
hopeless, but he will make addi- 1
tional offers to Kling. Tinker is n
reported to have tendered Kling '
the same money to catch for the
Reds as he received as manager
Bill Lange, the South Side iron
man, called on Manager Callahan
yesterday and relieved himself of
the usual bleat about being in fine t
condition, ready to pitch a full
game right now. Cal would give
his right arm if it was true, but
Lange's story is an old one.
The Detroit club has turned
down the demand of Sam Craw
ford for a boost of $1,000 in sal
ary next season. The slugging '
Tiger threatens to quit unless he
gets the coin. I
Horace Fogel, ex-president of
the Phillies, is to'open a hotel in'r
Atlantic City. If Horace can get
Tom Lynch and Charley Murphy
to visit his beanery he is liable to';
try the tactics urged by Joseph J.
Tom Jones, manager of Ad '