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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 07, 1913, Image 10

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trouble getting his order filled by a
scalper. It cost him $800 for 16
tickets. That is enough to peeve any
'man, and Gaffney, being directly
identified with the game, may be able
to 'stir up a mess that will: help in
the future.
It has been reported that many
blocks of seats are in the hands of
2?P-
Jirrimy Johfiston.
speculators'. This plainly shows there
is a leak somewhere. 'Whenthe tick
ets are for seats in. widely 'scattered
portions of the stand, ii'maybe ex
plained that the -speculators merely
bought at a slight advance from per
sons who had. made, reservations.
But-when you canget from ten"to
twenty seats in one block, something
is radically wrong. There was a
"sweeping investigation" of 'the
scalpers' activities once, started by
Ban Johnson. But the broom was
used for a whitewash brush instead
o'ta sweep.
Rain is predicted for the rest of the
week in New Tork and Philadelphia,
and Connie Mack is not cussing any.
He is pulling for the weather man to
make good. - The postponements, if
they are necessary, will give the Ath
letic manager a chance to rest Chief
Bender and use him three times in
the series.
Aside from Mack's preferences,
however, rain will hurt the title clash.
Thousands of fans go to New York
or Philadelphia from other parts of
the country, and arrange to stay for -
a week, during which time it is rea
sonable to believe the series can be
finished. Each postponement works
a 'hardship on them.
Take a look at Jimmy Johnston,
the new Cub outfielder, who has
made a great record with San Fran
cisco in the Pacific Coast League
during the past season. He looks
speedy, doesn't he? You're right, he
is a flash.
Callahan had Johnson last spring,
but let him go because he wasn't hit
ting in the spring. Later Cal found
he had a lot of guys who weren't hit
ting in the sumjmer'or fall, and it is
an even 'tfet "that he would like to
have Johnston back again.
Jimmy is second in baserunning
and batting to Harl Maggert, also of
the coasjt league, who goes to the
Sox. Maggert led the league in both
departments. . If Evers can develop
Johnston into" a regular he wjll be
well. fixed for outfield." material in
1914. W&iahis and Allison are both
promising', youngsters and Stewart
has the stamp of a real ballplayer.
From this bunch he should develop
at least me, man capable of doing"
regular duty and" assisting Tommy
Le.acli and Prank Schulte. Leach is
near the end of the trail and will not

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