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BASEBALL-SPORTS OF ALL SORT3-BOXING
Federal League Fights Western
Union Claims Discrimination
Left Field Bad Spot at West Side
Park Sox Near .500.
This Federal League is no sissy or
ganization and declines to take -a
punch in the face from any one and
say "Thank you," as most of the
struggling leagues have done in Lie
Now the Feds are fighting the
Western Union Telegraph Co., claim
ing the company refuses to carry
the league scores in its "ticker" serv
ice. President Powers of the new or
ganization has sent an attorney to
Washington to protest to the inter
state commerce commission against
this alleged discrimination, declar
ing it is a violation of the Hepburn
act. An investigation is demanded.
President Powers said that the
Western Union paid a large sum to
one major league ball club for the
privilege of installing wires at the
park and carrying the scores.
Every day the Feds look stronger.
The six teams in the league are going
at a good rate, the race is one of
the tightest, .as shown by the stand
ings, and there is no hint of the
"blowing" of any of the teams. On
the contrary, they appear to be mak
ing money, and the league is ready to
expand to an eight-club circuit.
Jack White of Chicago has a
chance to remain in the limelight for
some time. He must beat Johnny
Dundee to do it, and that is a large
order. Harlem Tommy Murphy, who
has been a whirlwind in his recent
fights on the coast, twice defeating
Ad Wolgast, has agreed to meet the
winner of the coming Dundee-White
fight, and the proposed date for the
'second battle is July 15.
Pats Brannigan of Pittsburgh is
the favorite over Kid Mahoney of
Racine for their ten-round bout in
Milwaukee tonight' If Brannigan
does not win by a knockouthe
should tQU'up ajgmessof pqigts:
Washington, 10; Cleveland, 5.
Only one game scheduled.
Brooklyn, 9; Cubs, 2.
Cincinnati, 2; Boston, 1.
St Louis, 4; Philadelphia, 3.
Only three games scheduled.
Minneapolis, 2-6; Indianapolis, 0-6
(2nd game called, 9th, darkness).
Milwaukee, 5-5; Columbus, 3-3.
Kansas City, 7; Louisville, 4.
Toledo, 8-4; St Paul, 3-2.
Federal League. '
Covington, 11-6; Chicago, 4-7.
Indianapolis, 3-7; Pittsburgh, 0-5,
St Louist, 4; Cleveland, 3.
While all this talk of a "shake-up"
in the Cubs is going on, we'd lfke
to suggest one place to start shak
ing. Left Field.
The Cub defense in that section
of the garden is weak. Mike Mitchell
was never cut out to play left field on.
the West Side. He is fumbling fre
quently, allowing runners to take
extra bases, and yesterday cleanly
misjudged a long fly that gave a
Brooklyn batter three bases when
he should have been out The error
made no difference in the result, so
Mike was allowed to live, but in a
tight contest it would have been a
All of this is not meant as a criti
cism of Mitchell as a ball player. He
'is a good fielder when playing In
position, fast and his hitting has
put the West Siders in many a fight
Mitchell's regular position is right
field. He always played there with
Cincinnati Mike isn't necessarily a
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