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BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BOXING
President Ban Johnson Peeved at
Dismissal of Jake Stahl.
Ban Johnson, president of the
American League, has come to bat
with a hot criticism of President Mc
Aleer of the Boston Red Sox for the
manner in which Jake Stahl was
fired as manager of the world's chamr
Ban "deeply regrets that Mr. Mc
Aleer acted so hastily," and declares
"there was no reason for relieving
Stahl of the Boston management at
this time." The league head also says
it was unjust to humiliate Jake in his
Johnson lays great stress on the
fact that Stahl won the world's
championship last fall, and was enti
tled to great consideration from the
Boston club and the American
It might not be a bad plan for Ban
to let the Boston owners run their
team as they see fit Since being pro
vided with a twenty-year job at $25,
000 per annum Johnson has not only
been president of the league, but has
also attempted to butt in on many of
the clubs and their private affairs.
His most recent bull, rapping Joe
Birmingham of Cleveland as a man
unfit to manage a club in the Amer
ican League, did not make much of
a hit with the fans. Birmingham has
his team going along well and is an
idol in Cleveland. Johnson's utter
ance came after an almost open war
between the Cleveland and Boston
players. As far as can be learned,
the Red Sox were mainly to blame,
but Stahl was never censured by the
American League czar.
As a matter of fact, Stahl was not
a wonder as manager of the Red Sox.
Last year his team was not upset by
accidents, the batters clouted and the
pitchers were effective. In the world's
series McGraw, with a weaker team,
almost won because he outguessed
the American Leaguer.
Russell Wins From Athletics Cubs
Sox, 0-5; Athletics, 1-3 (1st, 10 in.)
Cleveland, 5-2; New York, 0-4.
Washington, 3; St Louis, 2.
Boston, 7; Detroit, 4.
Brooklyn, 4; Cubs, 3 (11 in.).
New York, 5; Cincinnati, 3.
Philadelphia, 4; St. Louis, 3.
Pittsburgh, 3; Boston, 1.
Louisville, 2; Kansas City, 1.
Milwaukee, 6; Columbus, 5 (19 in)
Minneapolis, 0-3; Indianapolis, 4-2.
Toledo, 4; St Paul, 2.
Cleveland, 12; Chicago, 3.
Kansas City, 7; Pittsburgh, 2.
St. Louis, 8; Indianapolis, 7.
Reb Russell, dandy southpaw of
the White Sox, has at last succeeded
in trimming the Athletics, and it only
took him an inning and a third to
turn a trick that had baffled him for
In two previous games Reb held
the Mackmen to three bits per bat
tle, but lost both times, principally
because his backers were shut -out
by the alien pitchers. - .
Yesterday in the second game of
the double-header Reb took Lange's
place on the mound with two on and
two out in the eighth. Red promptly
laid Eddie Collins away for the third
out. The score was the 3 to 2
against the Sox.
A wide throw by Barry, a pass, two
outs and a single by Weaver put over
the tieing run and left a pair of Socks
on the path. Red strode to the plate
and maced one of Chief Bender's In
dian shoots to the deep corner of left
for three bases, counting a couple of
tallies. Then he1 exterminated the
Macks in order in the ninth.
Maybe the Macks are slumping, as