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president always dQes-thistbut .the
majority; of them have -been-human
or nearly Human. " ' ',"'
But , in spite of .thjs pojitical
shadow, or, probably.f&ecauBeVof 'it,
the National" has steadfastly" refused
to lengthen theterm of ltshead."New
York has practically runthe league
in the past, holding a check on the;
executive.' , V ;i
After the untimely death .of Hary .
Pullman, Secretary JohnJHeydler-was
discipline some "club owners at vari
ous times. tf '','. t'
And Tie was demoted. to his' secre-'
tary" job, Tom Lynch, a former um
pire, being chosen "to h'eadhe organic
zatioin. Lynch went along well for
a year, and.waa-re-eleqted. Then he
began; to 'thi'rik-Jie was a real president,-and;
not.a -figurehead. He com-,
mitted lesemajeste-'-by deciding
against;, the, , Giants oa. a protested
game, andwwas .promptly overruled
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Gov. John K. Tener and Garry; Herrman.
chosen temporary president of the I by the league .directors, who could
not stand for- sucn neadstrong ac
tion from a president
This is not a brief ifor Lynch. He
ha made his mistakes, but appar-
enuyr ne nas -tried -at times to De a
league.. He was In 'touch with -every
angle of the game, knewfits needs,
and could have, placed the National-!
on a nign plane, estaousnmg it lnnne-
confidence -of the public. But to jdo,
this he would Have 'been forced-, to real presidents He couldn't do it uq-
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