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baseman; Art Butler, infielder, and
Jim Robinson, pitcher.
From any angle the edge seems to
be all in favor of the Cards. Miller
is not as strong a batter as Konetchy,
but is a better fielder and cannot
be classed as a weakling with the
stick. Mike Mowrey is a good third
baseman, better than Dolan, but But
ler is a young comer, who has shown
lots of promise. Chief Wilson, a right
fielder, carries a clean-up punch in
It is in the pitchers that Huggins,
seems to have made the best deal.
Harmon is no wonder, though slight
ly better than the average. He will
not set the league afire. Robinson,
on the other hand, is a comparative
rookie, flings with his left hand, and
does his work well.
Joe Tinker is one man who believes
Clark was badly stung on the deal.
That boy Robinson is a fine pitch
er, and Jack Miller can play first
base every bit as good as Konetchy,"
is the way Tinker has the dicker
A deal advantageous to both clubs
was the shift of Herzog and Hartley
of the Giants to Cincinnati in ex
change for Outfielder Bob Bescher.
This is a bigger affair than is at
first apparent, and points a shake-up
in the Giant battle line for next year.
Herzog, who can play shortstop as
well as third base, is slated to man
age the Reds. The Maryland lad is a
star player. Whether he will have
the usual trouble of Red managers
remains to be seen. Hartley is a
young catcher of great possibilities,
and Herrmann is especially weak be
hind the bat.
Bescher will undoubtedly get a
regular place on the New York team.
Bullet Bob is a fleet baserunner, an
ideal man for the McGraw style of
rushing attack, and will fit in nicely
at center, between Murray and
Burns. Bescher bats from either side
of the plate and is a dependable
producer when hits count
The coming of Bescher means the I
passing of Snddgrass as a Giant reg'
ular, though he will probably be re
tained on. the team, for the presen ,
at least. Sribdgrass has been severely
panned during the past two world's
series fights with the American fy
League for real or fancied misplays,
and has outlived his usefulness in
New York. Bescher is not his equal
as a sticker, but is faster on the
bases, and immeasurably superior in
Both Merkle and Snodgrass are on
McGraw's bad books, and the word
has come from Japan, where the lit
tle corporal is on world tour, to dis
pose of the pair if something worth
while can be secured in return. An
indication of this feeling was had
yesterday when St. Louis was offered
Merkle, Snodgrass and Wilson for
Art Butler, traded by Pittsburgh
to St. Louis, was married yesterday.
His bride did not know of Art's mis
fortune at the time.
Barney Dreyfuss of Pittsburgh
was reappointed to act for the Na
tional League on the schedule com
mittee. Jess Willard has found some one
he can knock out. A person with the
ferocious moniker of One Round
Davis dropped in the second round
at Buffalo, N. Y., Willard swinging
a right. Jess outweighed his enemy
about 50 pounds.
Harvard has offered Michigan a
football game next fall, to be played
Oct. 24 at Cambridge. The matter
will be decided late this afternoon $fj
by Wolverine athletic authorities.
Harvard's offer came after Chicago
had turned down a similar invitation.
Frank Klaus and George Chip have
been matched for a .fight in Pitts
burgh the night of Dec. 23. Chip
leaped to fame a few weeks ago by .
knocking Klaus out.
Leach Cross and Bud Anderson
have been matched to fight twenty
rounds in Los Angeles New Year's v
C. W. Somers, owner of the Cleve-