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BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BOXING
Lynch May Be Ousted as National
According to reports floating
around the National League, Presi
dent Lynch of that circuit will lose
his job- at the close of the present
season. The New York club is gun
ning for Lynch because of the deci
sion he made against them in favor
of the Phillies, and officials of the
Giants will attempt to crystallize
sentiment against the present execu
tive. The vote of the New York club
elected Lynch last year. With this
support taken away, his chandes for
re-election are slim. The word of the
New York club is law In the National,
or was under John Brush. Whether
the new, officials are as strong as the
late owner remains to be seen.
New York is not the only club dis
satisfied, t and the other malcontents
are not casing tneir criticism on a
single 'game. Throughout the. year
the umpiring in the National hasheen
censured. President Murphy -of the
Cubs 4s hot against Umpires Btennan
and Eason, hut in spite of protests
against these men they have f been
supported by 'Lynch, and no atten
tion has beenjpaid to the local boss'
letters. This -has not added to JVIur
phy's lovefor Lynch.
The rurriors that .say Lynch will
be ousted declare Jphn Heydler, at
present secretary of the league, will
step up a notch. A better selection
could not be made. Heydler was at
the head of the league from the time
of Harry Pulliam's death until
Lynch's election, and used good judg
ment in administering affairs. On the
square, Heydler has -plenty of force
and ability, and will not knuckle un
der to any of the club presidents. A
strong man is needed to weld to
gether the warring factions.
Cardinals Play Spiritless Game
Huggins May Lose Job.
St Louis, 1; Sox, 0.
Cleveland, 6; Detroit, 4.
Only two games scheduled.
Cubs, 4-7; St Louis, 1-1.
Only two games scheduled.
Minneapolis, 6-5; Indianapolis, 2-0,
St Paul, 3-3; Columbus, 4-1.
Louisville, 2-5; Kansas City, 5-4, .
Milwaukee, 5-5; Toledo, 1-4.
Cleveland, 2; Chicago, 0.
Kansas City, 4-2; Pittsburgh, 1-1.
Indianapolis, 3-4; St Louis, 2-10.
The St. Louis Cardinals at the
present time form the weakest com
bination seen in the major leagues
In the last few years. Their percent
age of games won and lost, showing
they have copped one out of every
three played, is not as low as that
reached by some teams in days gone
by, but the mark is so high only be
cause the Cards did fair work at the
start of the season. ,
Lately Huggins' crew has been
winning about one game in five, and
their exhibitions are pitiful. It may
be pointed out that Prank Chance
had a weaker team in New York
at the start of the season, but just
remember that the Yanks were there
with the fighting spirit and clawed
for every game. They were develop
ing, until now Chance is whipping to
gether a squad that will cause diffi
culty next year.
It is different with St. Louis. The
team Is whipped -before it takes the
diamond. There is not the feeling
that victory may come. The only