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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 11, 1913, Image 8',
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BASEBALL-SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BOXING
Federal League Season Is Closing
First Year Encouraging.
The Chicago Federal League team
'wound up its locakschedule yester
day with a double win over Indian
apolis, the coming champions of the
organization. Sunday ends the
schedule for the first year, Chicago
playing Kansas City in final game.
Success has attended the efforts
of the promoters of the new circuit
Crowds have not been tremendous,
but ther has been enough interest
to encourage the promoters to make
elaborate preparations forjiext sea
son. The league will probably be ex
panded into an eight-club affair, two
more Association cities being added.
St. Louis lost mpney with a team
in third place. But the Feds didn't
lose nearly the bunch of change that
Mrs. Britton of the Cardinals will
have to dig for. KansasCity, which
tpok the Covington franchise, finish
ed In fair shape. Chicago broke bet
ter than even, as did Cleveland.
Pittsburgh had trouble.
Indianapolis, of course, '"was the
gold mine. The Hoosiers have the
pennant, while the team represent
ing Indianapolis in the Association
is in last place. This condition work
ed to the benefit of the newcomers.
One Sunday game in Indianapolis
drew 18,000 people.
There is' plenty of room for tie
new league. The magnates did not
start out with a top-heavy salary list
and teams made up of broken-down
big leaguers. Youngsters were taken
from semi-pro circles and the smaller
leagues, with an idea of development
Good players have been uncovered.
Taken in its entirety, and consid
ering the obstacles encountered, the
initial season of the Federals has
been a success. There is no reason
.why it should not advance next .year
If the magndtefc stick to their process
of gradual expansion.
Red Corriden Is a Coming Star
Naps Explode in Stretch.
Brooklyn, 3; Cubs, 1.
New York, 5; Pittsburgh, 2.
St Louis, 2; Philadelphia, 1 (10)
Cincinnati, 7; Boston, 4.
Sox, 5; Philadelphia, 3 (10 in.).
Boston, 4; Detroit, 2.
St Louis, 10; New York, 7.
Washington, 2; Cleveland, 1.
Indianapolis, 5-3; St. Paul, 4-3: (1st
game 12 in., 2d game 6 In.).
Columbus, 2; Kansas City, 1.
Louisville, 6; Milwaukee, 2.
.Minneapolis-Toledo game, rain.
Federal League. ,
Chicago 3-5; Indianapolis, 2-4.
St Louis, 11-6; Cleveland, 5-9.
We ask a medal as the only paper
which won't print a cartoon of a foot
jall player kicking a baseball player
out of the spotlight
Considerable free and undeserved
advertising was given yesterday's
Cub-Brooklyn game. Nearly every
paper in town announced Ed Reul
bach. as the probable pitcher, and 5,
000 people went to the park. A goad
share were attracted by the promise
of Reulbach. Bid Ed didn't appear.
In justice to the two managements,
it "must be said that Reulbach had
pot been officially announced.. -The
experts were guessing. But the fans
got their money's worth.
Red Corriden is a good, aggressive
shortstop of the fighting type, but
he is no Al Bridwell. The Boy Scout
lacks the finish and experience of the
regular, and the team is weakened
with Al on the side-lines. Red's hom
er Tuesday was an impressive affair,
and was the sensation of a day, but
it .could not overcome the grand rec