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encouraged Merkle. Fred came
back next year, won the respect
of the fans by his playing and
made them forget -his bone plays.
Marquard was another who was
nursed along when many mana
gers would have cut him loose.
The advantage in McGraw's
method is shown by the number
of good men who did not make
good off. the reel with the Cubs,
were sent away and afterward
played good ball. Chance be
lieves in the same principle, but
Murphy wants the goods shown
the first day.
Larry McLean, former Red
catcher, has signed his contract
with the Cardinals. Miller Hug
gins should get a W. C. T. U.
medal if he keeps Big Larry in
Toots Shultz, Philly pitcher,
has been sent to Sacramento of
the Pacific Coast League.
Chick Marks, West Side light
weight, has chance of a lifetime
when he meets Dan Goodman in
Superior, Wis., Feb. 6. If the local
youngster beats Goodman he
should have no trouble getting a
match before the Superior club
with Steve Ketchel, who bested
Pal Brown there last night.
Milwaukee will replace Aurora
in the W.-I. League, and the Cen
tral League may invade Indianap
olis with the consent of the Amer
John McGraw says his Giants
and the White Sox will tour the
world next fall and winter at the
conclusion of the world's series.
The New York manager com
pleted arrangements with Comis-
key for the trip while here on his
vaudeville tour. All that is need
ed is the sanction of the National
Commission, and this should not
be hard to secure if two men like
the Giant manager and the Sox
owner go after it. Commy- has
dreamed of such a trip for years.
Iowa legislators are to have a
bill presented to them abolishing
football as a brutal game. And
Iowa is the home of Frank Gotch,
world's champion wrestler.
There's real humor in the connection.
'"The expected never happens."
''That's right I've watched
aviators until I'm tired, but never
saw one get killed."
Lawyer What is your gross
income? Witness I have no
gross income. Lawyer No in
come at all? Witness No gross
income; I have a net income. I
am in the fish business.