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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 23, 1913, Image 9',
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BASEBALL ALL, THE SPORT .DOPE BOXING
Baseball Probe Looks Like Same Old
Bunk Cdbb in Detroit.
Sox Line-up, Changed, Cops Cubs
Don't get all stirred up: over the
resolution introduced in Congress by
Representative Gallagher of -Illinois '
to investigate organized baseball. It'
won?t amount to a -whole lot. The
same thing has been tried before and
the only results have been columns
of newspaper space, which advertised
the introducers, of the several reso-'
Gallagher's resolution authorizes'
the Department of Justice, to go after
baseball as a combination in restraint
of trade. Representative Hardwick of
Georgia wants an investigation as to.
whether the "anti-peonage .law" is
being violated in holding Cobb and,
others in "involuntary-servitude;"
True, the reserve clause in.a-play-er's
contract holds him to the team
with which he is signed, at whatever
salary the owner fixes. That feature
is bad. But some regulation is neces
sary to prevent players jumping.
We believe in the players getting
all the money they can. We believe
Cobb -is worth $15,000 to. any club in
the business on his drawing, ability;
at the gate, aside from the strength
he would add because of his spectac
ular playing. We are for any -move
that will help the playersf but 'this,
resolution looks like a grandstand
publicity play. . " .
The reserve clause isnot tialfso.
iniquitous "as the Steel Trust black
list There is room there for Galla
gher toflo some real'investigating.-
Cobb has left his home;in:Atlanta,
and will arrive, in Detroit tomorrow -for
a conference with' President
Navin of the Detroit club: It is prac
tically pertain thejr will come to
terms. Cobb will beln the- game' be
fore the middle of nexE7weekv. With
Cobb batak it is a safe bet-thatvthfa
"investigation" will die, a. '-natural
death ' -- V -
RESULTS YESTERDAY . t
Sox, 3; Detroit, 2.
St. -Louis, 4; Cleveland,' 2.
Philadelphia, 7; New; York, 4. '
Boston, 8; Washington, 3.
Cubs, 8f Cincinnati 5.
Pittsburgh, .1; St, Lotas, 0.
Brooklyn, 8;-Boston, 3. ,
Philadelphia, 2; New York, 2 (call
ed at end-of thirteenth; darkness). J
, American Association.
-Minneapolis, 5; Louisville,- 4 (12
innings). ' '
-'Columbusj-4; Kansas.'City; 2. . '
Milwaukee, 10"; Indianapolis, 7.
'Toledo; 17; 'St PauL 14.
Probable Batteries. White "Sox,"
White' and;Easte"rly;-Detroit, Hall' and
McKee or-Stanage." Cubs, Richie and?
Archer; Cincinnati, Suggs" or Ben--ton
National League. . .
Chicago at Cincinnati Clear.
Philadelphia at New York-rCloudy
Brooklyh-'at Boston Clear.
Pittsburgh, at St. Louis-s-Clear. ,
' ; American League.
.Detroit at Chicago Clear.
New Yoritat Philadelphia Cloudy
Boston ,at .Washington Clear.
St -Louis; at Cleveland Clear..
Many ball players act as though,
tthey might have learned the game
from av correspondence schooL but
j Manager James John Callahan'of the
wmie ,aox, is tne oniy gem. wno ever
ImixedV business college course with
,thtf 'national pastime and got away