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ager is trying-to develop teamwork,
and also keeps his eye on the old men
to see that they do their full share
He has no time for the aspiring
kids. They are left to their own de
vices, and often succeed in ruining
their careers. Not only do they fail
to catch the boss' eye, but they also
frequently overdo the practice stunts
affd lame, their arms by attempting
too much work at the start. They
realize that something sensational is
required to bring them to notice, and
they try long throws from the out
field and snaky work in the box be
fore they have become hardened
enough to stand the pace.
Evers' plan means that every
youngster will have a thorough try
out. The regulars will not come
South until two weeks after the van
guard reaches camp, and in that
fortnight the manager can get a line
on the qualifications of the new men.
Among the young men who will
make up the advance party are Pitch
ers George Zabel and Elmer Koest
ner, Infielders Keating, Bronkie and
Mollwitz, Outfielders Allison, Stewart
and Johnson and Catcher Bubbles
President Charles Ebbets of the
Brooklyn club is liable to find him--self
in bad with the directors of the
Winter League. Here Charles fires
Bill Dahlen on a Monday and hires
Wilbert Robinson on Tuesday.
This is a flagrant violation of Win
ter League rules, which provide that
at least a week must be allowed the
delirious dreamers in which to select
managers for the leaderless club. A
good dopist can hire six managers
'in a week, or seven if he works on a
paper with a Sunday edition.
The signing of Robinson to pilot
the Dodgers takes one more prospec
tive manager away from the Feds.
The former Baltimore backstop had
been selected by the newspapers to
take charge of the Federal team in
While signing Robinson, Ebbets
gives great praise to Dahlen for hia
work with the Dodgers. It is plain,
that the president wanted to retain
Bad Bill, but was outvoted by the
other stockholders in the club.
"In building up the Brooklyn team
Dahlen has been unfortunate in fin
ishing in a low position each year,"
says Ebbets. "That is the sole reason
for his dismissal."
Robinson will take hold of a crew
that has great possibilities. Add a
good pitcher and an infielder to the
Brooklyn squad and the team should
finish in the first division. Conditions
could hardly be more favorable for a
new manager. Robinson is well
known in Brooklyn because of his
long association with the Giants, and
should have the support of the fans.
Oak Park High School football
team will play Toledo High in the
Ohio city Saturday, and the winner
will claim the scholastic champioa
ship of the country.
Coach Stagg is drilling his Maroons
daily to break up the Wisconsin
ground-gaining formatjonSi Stagg ia.
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