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Protests came from St. Louis against
making the suspension permanent,
and at least one other American
League manager wrote to Johnson
that after seeing the umpire work
he didn't blame-..Stovall much.
Even baseball's "czar was forced to
yield to the clamor and reinstate
Stovall, but there was a feeling that
punishment would be meted out at
the earliest opportunity. It came
with the Browns well down in the
list. Stovall was removed as man
ager, and was refused his release.
He wished to pick his future playing
place, but the privilege was denied
him.and President Hedges said his
former manager would be put on the
The climax came when Stovall's
locker was entered in the St Louis
clubhouse and his clothes were re
moved. Then Stovall was denied en
trance to the park.
Rickey said he refused Stovall a
release on the advice of Johnson.
Stovall has signed a contract to
manage the Federal League team in
Kansas City, being practically forced
qut of organized baseball.
One portion of Rickey's statement
also indicates the Federal plans have
been carefully laid, .and that they
have been flirting with major players
for some time. Stovall was barred
from the park, according to Rickey,
because itTvas learned hehad been
trying to sign several men to take
with him to the Feds.
But why should a man attempt to
build up a team by signing either
Browns or Cards?
Matty McCue is not a contender
for the featherweight title, and will
not be until he learns how to protect
himself and penetrate his opponent's
Against Cal Delaney in "Racine last
night he appeared as a novice. De
laney pierced his defense at will, and
as early as the fifth round McCue
had several cuts on his face, and
was bleeding freely.
,From the fifth to the end of the
tenth Delaney battered McCue
around the ring, though the latter
made some fierce but futile rallies.
On the form he showed against
McCue, Delaney will probably get a
crack at Champion Johnny Kilbane,
if the latter is willing to tackle a
rough customer. The only thing he
lacked was a knockout punch, but
he would have put McCue away In
a few more rounds, simply by batter
ing hm into helplessness.
McCue was even outslugged to
ward the end of the fight, and trip
hammer smashes before which no
opponent could stand have been his
boast. Made to look like a raw ama
teur in cleverness, McCue, shorn of
his famous punch, was a sorry spec
tacle and was happy when the final
bell saved him further punisfimenjL.
Delaney amazed the crowd by his
versatility. He showed he could
stand off and box or wade in and
exchange punches with equal pro
ficiency. Joe Rivers got a decision over
Frankie Russell after ten rounds of
milling in New Orleans. Rivers kept
his opponent on the defensive
throughout the fight
Pitcher George Suggs has been
sold to the Cardinals by Cincinnati.
.An auto owned and driven by Dode
Paskert, the Philly outfielder, ran
down and fatally injured a 12-year-old
boy in Cleveland.
AI Williams, star pitcher of Ford
ham College last year, has signed
with the New York Giants.
The Willie Ritchie-Leach Cross
fight, which has been postponed sev
eral timesmay be canceled entirely.
Injury to Cross-' side has been given
as thecause for the postponements
go far. "Whether it is the side his
heart is on we don't know.
Nov. 10 was the last date set for
the go. Now it develops that, car
penters will be at work in Madison
Square Garden, where the fight was
to have been staged, on that date.
The only date open before Dec. 2 is
Nov. 8, but Cross refuses to accept
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