Newspaper Page Text
though the promoters would nqt look
askance at a little surplus change.
Jimmy Sheckardwho is npw at his
home" in Pennsylvania, may join the
Sox squad before the baseball boat
sails for the Orien. Comiskey wants
the.Cub yeteran, and-President.John-son
"of fthV American League said he
had no objection to" a National Leag
uer playing .in-1a Sox uniform.
Hopes of securing George McBride,
the Washington shortstop, have prac
tically been abandoned by Comiskey.
McBride left Milwaukeaon a hunting
trip just before Commy arrived there,
and some of the star's friends declar
ed Clark Griffith had warned him to
beat it so he would not be 'tied up
to a contract. Griff does not want his
men playing ball during the winter.
Milwaukee will not geta catcher
from the White Sox in completion of
the deal that.made Larry Chappell a
big leaguer. 'The terms of the -deal
stipulated that Milwaukee was to jjet
Johnny Beall, $13,500 in cash and a
catcher or $1,500. Some talkwas
heard of sending Ted Easterlyto Mil-1
wuuiiwj as uie uuru angle ox. uig QipK
er, though the offer never-came from
White Sox officials. ' '"'-, '
Manager Clark of the Brewers,
however, said he would' not accept
Easterly, even if, he was offered, as
the Brewers wanted young men to
build a team and considered Easterly
too. much of a veteran to fit into the
Comiskey declares now that the
Brewers will have to take the $1,500,
as he has no catcher he wants to let
go. He values Easterly highly as a
pinch hitter. ,
Chicago University students are
counting more on the uncanny tutor4-'
ing ability of Alonzb Stagg.than the
worth of their 'gridiron stars tq beat
Purdue next Saturday. It is conceded
that Purdue will score. To win, then,
the Maroons must count more often
than their opponents. With that in
view, more, attention is beings paid
to the HackfielA men than the line.
The latter department is weak, the
backs strong, but the first string men
must be kept in the f ray if the Mid-,
way team is to do any great amount
of v scoring. Stagg figures, on going
tnrough the entire game with on set
of backs if such a thing is possible.
The Purdue game comes early in the
season, but a- defeat now would b&
just -as disastrous as thought it was '
later in the fall.
That report that Ed Konetchy is to
become a Giant next year and Fred
Merkle, is to depart will not down.
.It is up again, this time from New
.York,, where a Cardinal player said
.that all arrangements for the deal
had been made. He was unable to
say whether it would be a ,swap of
players or a cash proposition.
This same -player .also said that
Mike .Mowrey, third baseman"of the
Cards, would go to the Boston
Braves. Again the terms of the deal,,
were not known. Boston needs a
good third baseman, and with a prop- ""
er -guardian for that corner George
StaDings would just about upset the
idope in the National League.
, . The Konetchy deal has been talked
otat various times and different play
v.ers have been announced, as the ones'
-who would.' be exiled, to St Xiouis.
Merkle would be sure to-go. Her
zog and .Snodgrass,.have also been
mentioned as gents, who might be be
headed, which means sent to St
, The two. dovetail' nicely. If Mow
rey goes to the Braves then Herzog
would go -to 'St, Louis to take his
place. ,.. ,
McGrawJs certainly going to try to
.rebuild his ball team. He did it once
Jjefore, firing a lot of stars who had
JUOi. JJYUM-i" " dwm nun. ,
Hefigured that they were getting
-old-and that the time had come for
rejuvenation of the club.
( With that action s a memory, it ,
is logical, to presume ne will try to
polishl'up a.team. that -has lost three
world V series" in a. row. Only one of
the five men McGraw secured in the
recent draft is over 20 years old. Ho