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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 21, 1913, Image 11

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With two Tigers on the bases, none
out and refused to let a run in. The
chief pitched four balls to turn the
trick.
George Stovall will be out as man
ager at the end of the season and
Branch Rickey, at present secretary
of the Browns, will succeed him, says
')) A rumor- There is only one job in base
- ball that is worse than managing the
Browns and that is the one Joe Tin
ker fought so hard to get last winter
and now wants to get rid of.
Manager Joe Birmingham of the
Naps hands out this statement in re
gard to the pennant: "With Gregg,
Falkenberg, Mitchell and Blanding
going good, we have the best pitch
ing staff in the American League
right now. The Athletics have hit the
toboggan, while the Naps are playing
better ball than ever. I don't' see how
they can stop us."
Although Griffith refuses assent or
denial, it is reported that the Wash
ington club has completed a deal
with Montreal whereby Outfielder
Gilhooley will shortly be a Senator.
It is understood the deal involves a
Washington player as well as cash.
Pat Ryan's new record with the
sixteen-pound hammer will stand ac
cording to official announcement to
day. The Metropolitan Association
reported that the tape which credited
Ryan with a throw of 189 feet 6y2
inches was standard and the hammer
was a safe three-quarters of a pound
over weight
Driven by Ryan, Directum I, the
sensational young pacer, yesterday
stepped to a world's record over a
half-mile track by pacing a mile on
vA the famous Goshen track at Middle
town, N.Y., In 2:043.
No one has noticed any sign oi
worrying upon the countenance of
James A McAleer, president of the
world's champion Red Sox, when the
high cost of living is referred to.
The only time James get wrinkles
between his eyebrows is when, the
income tax is mentioned. He has
made enough since he first put field-
ing in baseball to own an automobile
and employ a chauffeur, too, if he
feels like it.
When the day came that General
C. H. Taylor, of Bosting, felt that his
son, John I., ought to be curbed as
a big league magnate, and looked
about for experienced baseball men
to take over a half interest in the
club, it was little Jimmy McAleer who
took it over.
McAleer had $130,000 and Taylor
wanted $200,000 for the stock, so
Charley Gomiskey loaned Jim the
$70,000 difference, without interest,
and McAleer became president of the
club.
There is reason to believe that Mc
Aleer's stock earned enough money
in 1912 to permit him to repay the
generous "Commy," and still have
enough left to keep the lobos away
from the door down at Youngstown,
Ohio.
McAleer is a native of Youngstown,
and he was the greatest outfielder the
game ever knew. Youngsters today
are judged by the standard he set.
Never a sensational batter, McAleer
made up for this by his uncanny
fielding. He seemed to know, by the
sound of bat meeting ball, just where
the ball would fall, and that's where
he was waiting, intuitively.'
McAleer started his managerial
career in Cleveland, where he re
mained two years; then he took on
the hopeless St. Louis Browns for
eight years; for two years he man
aged Washington and then came op
portunity, and he bought the Boston
stock.
McAleer's shrewdness caused him
to get Jake Stahl to quit the bank
and return to (he game to manage
the Red Sox, and Stahl was the log
ical'man, as history proves.
Failure of the team to hit its 1912
stride this year led' to McAleer at
taching a can to Stahl, which ruffled
Ban Johnson .some considerable, but
it is noticeable that Stahl stays put.
Boston won't earn such fat divi
dends this year, but possibly next

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