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signed to go the full distance. Sam
Crawford will hold down one of the
fields, and present indications are
that Manager Callahan or Doc White
will play the middle position. A reg
ular will be secured to fill the posi
tion before the teams leave the XL S.,
as White has vaudeville contracts
which prevent him making the trip
and Cal has slowed up too much to
stand the pace.
Following is the line-up of the two
teams for today:
White Sox. Weaver, ss; Schaefer,
3b; Chase, lb; Crawford, rf; White
or Callahan, cf ; Speaker, If; Berger,
2b; Schalk or Daly, c; Scott, Benz,
Leverenz, Russell, p.
Giants. Snodgrass, cf ; Magee, If;
Lobert, 3b; Doyle, 2b; Merkle, lb;
Thorpe, rf ; Doolan, ss; Meyers, Win
go, c; Mathewson, Tesreau, Fromme,
McGraw seems to have the best
aggregation, but Commy wil surely
strengthen his squad when California
is reached. Several major league
ballplayers are wintering on the coast
and some of them may he prevailed
on to make the trip. A second base
man will be needed and also another
pitcher and catcher.
Now the benefit game for the
widow of Jimmy Doyle, late Cub
third baseman, has been postponed
until next spring, but it is promised
the battle will be staged before the
Rain butted in on the plans yester
day. The game has been tentatively
arranged several times, but on each
occasion something occurred to up
set the plans. There was a good deal
of agitation for the benefit last
spring, but it ended in talk. Then
the game was billed for yesterday,
and it really would have been pulled
off this time. Both teams were on
the West Side field and then the rain
Cub players did their share toward
making up for the postponement,
however, by voting Mrs. Doyle half
a share of the prize money they re
ceived for being licked by the White
Sox. The sum amounted to $311.65.
Pitchers Stack, Moore and "Vaughn,
who joined the team late in the sea
son, were each voted half shares, and
Pitcher Watson and Outfielder Stew
art, who came at the fag end of the
schedule, were each handed prizes of
$100. A full share of Cub money
amounted to $623.04.
Ward Miller is managing a team of s
Cubs who will play barnstorming
games all next week. They start
today in Gary, Ind., and tomorrow
show for the benefit of the populace
Yesterday was a slack day in win
ter league circles and no managers
were canned. Not even a player was
President Lynch took advantage of
this slack period to make a few re
marks. Tom realized he would have
a chance of recognition, as there is
nothing else to put in the paper.
Lynch gave out the statement in
which he lined up with Ban Johnson
against Garry Herrmann in favor of
the present plan of deciding the
world's baseball championship.
He holds that the interclub system
would not keep interest sustained
and the games would develop Into
purely local struggles.
Tom and Ban don't own punk ball
clubs, as Garry does, and they get
their coin, no matter who cops the
series. Garry doesn't get in on that.
There must be something in a
name. Anyhow, we'd hate to work
for a guy named Charley Murphy,
either as a governor or ballplayer.
According to stories of the equip
ment of that Sox-Giant train, there
will be lots of things aboard besides
ballplayers. And Ping Bodie refused
to make the trip.
Dave Fultz was re-elected to head
the Baseball Players' Fraternity at
a meeting in New York yesterday.
John Collins of the Sox and Vic Saier
of the Cubs are Chicago's represen
tatives .on the board of directors.
John J: McDermott of Atlantic City