The lumber merchant did admit,
however, that he had frequently tried
to buy stock in major league clubs
and was blocked. With his suspen
sion lifted he may try again. This
much was plainfrom the way he
If this news had come last year
Fielder could have gotten several col
umns of valuable space. It was an
open season for magnates. They
were being shot daily and others
were being caught. Things are much
quieter now. One big field for specu
lation was closed yesterday when Joe
Tinker signed a contract to manage
the Reds in 1914. Joe is a glutton for
But look at Branch Rickey. He has
signed articles to manage the Browns
for ten years. Maybe he hasn't read
what Thaw thinks of Matteawan.
Mike Gibbons laced Kid Wagner to
a fare-ye-well in Wilkes-Barre last
night, the bout being ended in the
ninth, round when the St. Paul man
had his opponent helpless and on the
verge of a knockout.
Johnny Kilbane, feather champion,
knocker K. 0. Mars out in the. sev
enth round in Cincinnati. Mars put
up a swell fight and sent Kilbane to
his knees in the second round. Each
man tore in wildly and a knockout
for one was a certainty from the first
Iron Man Coombs of the Athletics
is well on the road to recovery. Phy
sicians have removed the last of the
30-pound weights from his head and
feet, where they have been suspend
ed since Sept. 1. Coombs was put in
a plaster cast today and will be kept
there several days. Then he will be
sent immediately to his home in
Maine, wheer the doctors have order
ed him to rest until the first of May.
They promise that if he follows their
directions he will be as good as new
by the middle of next season.
Whatever may be thought of John
McGraw's methods of handling his
ballplayers, he surely remembers the
men who have been loyal to him and
who have served for a term of years.
Wilbert Robinson, prime minister
of the Giant cabinet, which consists
of McGraw, Robby and Mathewson, (
received an offer to manage the Fed-'
eral League team in Baltimore. Rob
by has been in the game, as player
and coach, for nearly a score off
years, and he did not want to close
his career on the blacklist.
He explained the situation to Mc
Graw. And the Little Corporal re
warded the. man who had served him
so well by handing him an uncondi
tional release. This leaves Robby free
to sign with the Feds, which he is
expected to do immediately.
Robinson is one of the greatest
coaches of young pitchers in the
country. He is given a large slice
of credit for the development df Al
Demaree, Jeff Tesreau and Rube
Marquard. He should be a tower of
strength to the Feds, as he knows
baseball all the way, learning the
rudiments in the old days with the
pennant-winning Baltimore Orioles,
one of the best teams of history.
Jake Stahl is out with a denial
that he will manage the local Fed
eral League team next season.
That Sox-Giant trip seems to be
just one banquet after another. And
the drinking water gave out on the
special train. But who cares for
water on a palace car.
"Tinker Keeps Job With Reds,"
says a Trib head. It might be better
to say he couldn't escape from Cin
cinnati. Football games for tomorrow: i
Chicago vs. Illinois at Stagg field.
Minnesota vs. Wisconsin at Madison.
Ohio State vs. Indiana at Columbus.
Michigan vs. Syracuse at Ann Arbor.
Yale vs. Colgate at New Haven.
Harvard vs. Cornell at Cambridge.
Princeton vs. Holy Cross, Princeton.
Penn. vs. Penn State at Philadelphia.
Dartmouth vs. Amherst at Amherst
Army vs. Notre Dame at West Point,
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