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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 30, 1913, Image 10

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in the Northwest, but certainly could
get a larger salary to manage some
major league team that he receives
as president of the Northwestern
League. He has frequently declared
that he was making -top much money
to again take an active part in base
ball, but it is significant that he has
several times tried to get a block of
big league stock.
Jones was one of the best expo
nents of the much talked of inside
baseball, and he knew the game from
top to bottom. What some of the
present managers call "inside" stuff
would have been crude work for stu
dents of the Jones school. He won
games with a minimum of hits. His
players were on the alert and took
advantage of every slip of the enemy.
They won because of their ability to
take advantage of the weakness of
their opponents than because of their
own mechanical strength.
He specialized in pitchers, and in
every branch of defense. Under the
Jones system a couple of runs for his
team meant a victory. And he push
ed those two runs home over appar
ently impossible obstructions. With
weak batters to carry out his ideas,
the runs were walked, bunted and
stolen around to the plate.
He gave tb the White Sox their
title of "hitless wonders." With bis
departure the hitless part still stuck,
but the wonder appellation was lost.
Several managers since Jones have
attempted to copy his system with
other teams. They have failed, and
with far' better material than the
former Sox manager had at his com
mand. It is practically certain that he will
be offered a managerial berth by
some big league club. Whether he
can resist the call of the diamond,
the lure of a good fight, remains to
be seen. Other men have retired, and
thought they were immune to the
sound of a bat against a ball, but
eventually the majority of them Came
back.
completed for a bout between Jack
Britton and Packey McFarland in
Milwaukee Nov. 26. Britton's man
ager, Dan Morgan, has agreed to
terms offered by the club, and all
that is needed to assure the bout is
word from McFarland. Little diffi
culty is expected over the weight
question, as the men have always
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Negotiations have practically been
Jack Britton.
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