SPORTING HIGH SPOTS
"The best way to tell ability is
by the size of the pay check."
Philosophy of Charles Murphy.
Jerry Downs, last year utility
man with the Cubs, was yester
day sold to the Indianapolis team
pf the American Association.
Jerry did -good work on the West
Side last season, but Evers had
too much infield material, and
Downs' departure is the first
Jimmy Callajian of the White
Sox is growing happier every
day. Eddie Cicotte, the French
Canadian heaver, yesterday sent
his signed contract to the South
Side boss. There were rumors to
the effect' that Cicotte, was hold
ing out for an increase in -salary,
and Cal was worried, as Cicotte
was one of his most dependable
men last year. He is reported to
have been given a satisfactory
boost in wages.
President Comiskey of the Sox
went to a theater the other night
for the fourth time in twelve
years. Some of the joke ball play
ers who have appeared on the
South Side in that time made it
unnecessary to go elsewhere for
Red Kuhn, Sox catcher, was
another to send in his signed con
tract. Kuhn arid Schalk will prob
ably divide the receiving work for
Callahan's gang next stason.
Callahan yesterday intimated
that his Outfield for the coming
campaign would consist of Mat
tick, Collins and Lord. The man
ager will keep out of the game, if
possible, and Ping Bodie, if kept
on the payroll, will do utility
Red Corriden is now officially
a member of the Cub stable. Mur
phy yesterday received his re
lease from Cincinnati. This is the
last link in the deal that sent
Cance to the Yanks anckTinker to
Anthony Carlo, the local high
school pitcher, received a tele
gram from Frank Chance saying
he was the property of the Yanks.
Carlo was on the reserve list of
the Newark club. He was recent
ly injured in a motorcycle acci
dent, but declares his pitching
will not be affected.
Chance reached his orange
grove in California yesterday, and
this morning said he would make,
another effort to get back into the
game at first base.
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