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BOXING ALL THE LATEST DOPE BASEBALL
National Commission Is Collection
Agency White Gets Shade.
Benz May Be Traded to Mackmen
Vaughn Joins Cubs.
For a long time it has been under-
fjj , stood that the national commission
hart thp nrnnHpnl nnwpr of life and
death over ball players, but one
sprung yesterday gave an entirely
new insigjit into the functions which
this body, unduly claims to -itself.
It is a collection agency. -
Pitcher Jim Vaughn, just bought
from Kansas. City by, the Cubs, com
plained to the conimis'sion that Pitch
er Ray Caldwell of the Yanks had
borrowed from him $16 in the spring
of 1912 and had never paid, up. Jim
wanted the commission .to get his
coin. Getting? the coin is one of the
best things the commission does, so
it ordered Caldwell to pony up in five
' days or be suspended.
Maybe if Vaughn's complaint had
been against a club owner he would
not have secured such prompt.ctlon,
especially if the magnate had been
one of the influential majors.
- This' should be a warning to ball
players. If they borrow a nickel from
a mate to get a sack of makin's, and
then don't pay up, the national com
mission will get 'em.
. Charlie White took a decision at
.the end of the tenth round in his fight
- with Frankie Whitney in Atlanta last
night, neither man being damaged.
The contest was a light-hitting affair,
more work being done with the feet
than gloves. White was a shade flash
ier than his opponent.
Ad Wolgast and Johnny Dundee
have been matched for a twenty
1 round go in Los Angeles Sept 9.
Both men, have posted forfeits.
According to the artistic make-up
who handles the sport page, we must
write a few more lines in order to
fill this column. We are never both
ered or dismayed in the least by such
demands. We have written the few
(No games scheduled.) .
Brooklyn, 4-7; Pittsburgh, 3-3.
(Other games. postponed; rain.)
Louisville, X; Milwaukee, 1 (called
in fifth inning;, rain).
Kansas City, &; Toledo, 5.
Columbus, 3.; Minneapolis, 2. .
Indianapolis-St. Paul,, rain. .
Federal . League.
Chicago, 4; Pittsburgh,' 2. .
Kansas Cjty, A; St.:Paul,
Indianapolis, 5; Cleveland, 2.
There is no confirmation of the
rumor that .waivers have been ask
ed on Pitcher Joe Benz of the White
Sox. The league fixes a penalty on
the club, owner giving, out such in
formation, and some of the magnates
go so far as- to observe the rule.
Comiskey is one of them.
The mere fact that waivers have
been asked on the Batesville butcher
does , not mean he is considered
through as a pitcher. : Often ths ac
tion is .taken as a feeler to see what
the other clubs think of a player.
If you go to a manager and tell him
you have a man to trade he is liable
to reply that the fellow is alin,. treats
his parents cruelly, or eats pie with
a knife. This is meant to beat down
the price for the guy to. be swapped
But if you ask waivers, and some
magnate refuses to pass your man
up, then you know he thinks pretty
well of him. Callahan fs willjng to
make a swap for Benz, but as the
meat ball server has not gone well
this year he realized he couldn't get
much if he came out with a straight
Connie Mack, the wily, leader of the