kibosh on the game. So far the trip
has not been a money maker for
Comiskey and McGraw.
The Philadelphia Nationals reor
ganized yesterday, William P. Baker
being elected president. The rumor
factory got a severe jolt when Charlie
Dooin was given a contract to man
age the team next season.
Baker is a former police officer.'
He'd better polish up his star when
the Quakers meet the Reds, and keep
Otto Knabe and Joe Tinker from
licking each other.
Fred Clarke says he will be at the
helm in Pittsburgh again in 1914. An
other chance for signing new man
agers is killed.
James H. O'Rourke was re-elected
president, secretary and treasurer of
the Eastern Baseball Association for
a term of five years in Hartford,
Conn. O'Rourke will not manage all
the teams in the league; The meeting
broke up in a row.
Leslie Bush, the young Athletic
pitcher, who trimmed the Giants, was
given a big reception when he reach
ed his home town, Brainerd, Minn.,
Snow throughout the state has cut
into the -practice of college football
teams, and out at the Midway the
gloom is deep. Coach Stagg fears
Purdue, and with the .game only a
few days off, he wanted all of the,
outdoor work possible. Oliphant, the
smashing half of the fioilermakers,
is the bug-a-boo in the hearts of
Chicago players, and a strong defense
must be whipped into shape to stop
Official records of the American
League give Buck Weaver, Sox short
stop, a swatting average of .272, the
highest recorded by a South Side
player in 1913. Buck will receive a
silver bat which a local merchant
offered as a prize to the leading Sox
The ten-round bout between Wil
lie .Ritchie and Leach Cross, sched
uled for Oct 28 in New York, has
been postponed one day.
Cross has been notified that he can
have the Thanksgiving Day date at
Vernon, Cal., with Joe Rivers as his
opponent Both fighters are agree
able, and articles will be signed in a
Benny Chavez, who, it was an
nounced a few days ago, would take
on Eddie Campi in Los Angeles, will
not go through with the battle unless
the financial inducements are in
creased. George Stovall, deposed manager
of the St Louis BrownSj has definite
ly received an offer of a three-year
contract at $7,000 a year to manage
the Kansas City team of the Federal
League. Stovall will not give an an
swer for two weeks. He haS given.
President Hedges of the Browns that
long to accede to his demand for an
Larry McLean, who did the bulk
of the catching and all of the hit
ting for the Giants against the Mack-
men, was only given $500 as his share
of the prize money. If it hadn't been
for Larry the Giants would not have
won a game.
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