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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 11, 1913, Image 10

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gray matter, and Murphy has as good
a chance of landing a pennant as any
magnate in the league.
The pitching staff is good enough
to produce victories. Bert Humphries
and George Pierce proved their
worth and will take a regular turn in
the box right from the opening gun.
Behind the bat no fault can be
found, and the infield, with the ex
ception of short, is as good as any
in the league. Another outfielder de
veloped from the material to report
in the spring and John Evers will be
provided with the mechanical effects
to put over a flag.
Murphy has material enough to
trade for Tinker. He can make an
offer which Herrman will be unable
to refuse. Of course, Garry will not
let a player of Joe's caliber go for a
song, but Murphy has frequently said
he was willing to put up coin for good
players if they were on the market.
Now is the time for hjm to make
good on the boast.
It is a foregone conclusion that Ed
Konetchy will not, be first baseman of
the St. Louis Cards next season, and
Miller Huggins is making strenuous
efforts at the New York meeting to
engineer a deal that will make his
team a major league affair. The lit
tle Card manager has been in con
sultation with Herzog of the Giants,
trying to convince him that St. Louis
is in the United States, and pays real
money to ballplayers.
President Tener at his inaugura
tion into the National League presi
dency yesterday unbuttoned a short
speech, but said he had formed no
program to be followed during his
tenure of office. His most significant
statement was that he expected the
club owners to let him speak for the
league.
Following the lead of the American
League, National magnates yesterday
placed the disposition of the demands
tof the Baseball Players Fraternity
In the hands ,of President Tener. This
leaves the matter up to Ban Johnson
and the new head of theNationai.
And the players will get whatever
Ban decides is good for them.
Tener's experiences with Pennsyl
vania politics may lead him to believe
he is wise to the game, but wait until
he runs into some of the baseball
brand.
George Stovall, Fielder Jones and
Jim McAleer can probably tip hihi off.
Matty McCue and Tommy Bresna
han fought a terrific ten-round mill in
Racine last night, with honors even.
They stood toe to toe and slugged
viciously.
Mike Gibbons took four wallops at
Wildcat Ferns in the second round of
their fight in New Orleans, and Ferns
hit the floor each time. The first
three times he stayed down for the
count of nine. At the fourth upset
the referee stopped the mill. Gibbons
gave an exhibition of everything a
fighter needs.
Bob McAllister, 'Frisco middle
weight, shaded Mike Donovan in ten
rounds in New York, but showed a
weak punch. He was conceded to be
the cleverest boxer seen in New York
for years. When Donovan was in dif
ficulty, however, McAllister could not
clean up.
Chicago University athletic author
ities yesterday voted against a Maroon-Harvard
game next fall, decid
ing it was not advisable to schedule
games outside the Conference. Prob
ably the action of Minnesota in demanding-
the right to play Michigan
if Chicago played Harvard had some
thing to do with the decision.
Capt. Storer of Harvard says he is
sorry, but-he believes it will be "only
asjuestion of time until intersectional
games are played."
What d6es he mean, "until inter
sectional games are played"? How
about what Michigan and Notre
Dame did to a quintet of Eastern
elevens? Or doesn't he think the
Eastern elevens played? Neither do
we.
Walter H. Liginger, chairman of
the Wisconsin state boxing commis
sion, is out with the claim that Mc-
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