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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 13, 1913, Image 9',
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BASEBAUU-SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BOXING
Jack O'Connor Wins Suit Against St.
Louis Browns for Salary.
Russell Good in Spite of Defeat
Giant Killer Killed.
Jack O'Connor, former manager of
the St. Louis Browns, was yesterday
awarded $5,000 by a jury in St
Louis, that sum being the amount
his contracfcalled for to manage the
Browns in 1911.
Because of the scandal attending
j the eight hits made by Lajoie in one
' day in 1910, O'Connor was discharg
ed by the Browns' management,
though his contract had another year
This is the first baseball case that
has ever been taken into court. Sev
eral other managers, notably Billy
Murray of the Phils and Roger Bres
nahan of the Cards, threatened legal
proceedings, but compromised with
the owners. It proves that contracts,
properly drawn, are binding, and that
managers, at least, can collect for
the full time named in their agree
ment Ordinary players are up
against it because of the 10-day
Christy Mathewson is after a rec
ord for steadiness. With the close of
yesterday's game against the Cubs
Matty finished 47 innings without
giving a base on balls. He has given
but two passes all season, and both
were in the first game he pitched,
against Boston, April 17. In the game
against the Cubs Matty used 78
pitched balls, an average of 2y2 balls
to each batter who faced him.
President Ban Johnson of the
American League will make a deci
sion in thecase of George Stovall,
suspended manager of the St Louis
Browns, within three days. Directors
of the Browns are reported to have
asked that Stovall be treated lenient
ly,, and a petition, signed by thou
sands of St Louis fans, making the
same request is, on Jts way to John-
Philadelphia, 3; Chicago, 0.
New York, 4; Cleveland, 3.
Washington, 2; St Louis, 0.
Detroit, 8; Boston, 7.
New York, 5; Chicago, 1.
Philadelphia, 6; Pittsburgh, 5 (11
Brooklyn, 4; Cincinnati, 3.
Boston, 6; St Louis, 4.
Chicago, 5; Indianapolis, 4.
Pittsburgh, 2; Cleveland, 0.
St Louis-Covington, rain.
Toledo, 2; Columbus, 1.
Milwaukee, 3; St Paul, 4.
Minneapolis, 5; Kansas City, 3.
The White Sox are not going to
get many better pitched games this
year than Lefty Russell turned in
yesterday. The young Texas south
paw held the Athletics, admittedly
the hardest-hitting team in the
American League, to three hits, and
only two of them were bunched.
These two produced the-only Mack
earned run. The first tally was the
result of Collins' punk error on a fly,
and the second scored on a pass and
two infield outs. A perfect throw from
Founder to Lord might have pre
vented this run.
The Sox were helpless against
Chief Bender. The Indian did not
seem to be putting much stuff on the
ball, but he had the South Siders
popping into the air when hits meant
runs. In the seventh, with men on
second and third and one out, East
erly batted for Mattick and popped
to Baker, and Borton struck out for
Weaver. .Four different opportunities
were presented to the Sox to score
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