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Manage Evers of the Cubs arrived
in Chicago yesterday and went to
Murphy's offices for a conference
with the real boss of the local Na
tional Leaguers, tl was given out
that John had come to help Murphy
swing the Tinker deal.
Evers' assistance is not necessary.
He can do nothing. There may be
something more behind this nrtsit be
sides the Tinker affair. Murphy is
going to lop a number of players off
the Cub payroll, and it may be that
he has .called Evers here to decide
oil the gents to be separate from
the semi-monthly envelope.
George Pierce and Jimmy Archer
were Joe Tinker's guests last night
at dinner. They will go at once to
Florida, where each has land inter
ests. Wilbur Good and Tommy Leach
are already in Florida, and they will
meet the Cubs at Tampa when- the
training season opens.
Owen Moran, British lightweight,
will be matched with the winner" of
the Charlie-White-Ad Wolgast fight
in Milwaukee Friday night.
Young Joe Shugrue gave Cy Smith
a terrific lacing in ten rounds at New
York last nTght, hut was unable to
put over a knockout Smith was
groggy during the closing rounds,
but showed wonderful recuperative
It is rumored in Cleveland that
that city may be dropped .from the
Federal League circuit. Even with a
good team, Cleveland was not a
moneymaker last year. The remark
able spurt of the Naps was respon
sible for the small attendance at the
We are not het uo over the fact
thatPackey McFarland will not fight J
m Wisconsin for a year. There is a
suspicion that he hasn't fought there
for several years. '
Spike Kelly was given a decision
over Sailor Bill Walters at the end of
the 15th round at St Joseph, Mo.
the bout was a tame affair, all of the
blows being feathery. After the deci
sion Walters butted" Kelly, and the
men gave a real exhibition of fight
ing, standing toe-to-toe and slugging
each other until separated by their
;'PREP" BASKETBALL SCORES
Lane, 49; Senn, 5.
Parker, 19; Wendell Phillips, 5.
Lane, 19; Senh, 9.
Wendell Phillips, 13; Lake, 11.
Curtis, 22; Calumet, 18.
Marshall, 14; Crane, 6.
Charles ("Jeff") Tesreau of the
Giants finished the season of 1912
as the best pitcher in the National
League judging pitchers by the
method since adopted which shows
the pitcher's actual ability and not
that of his fielders.
This year' Christy Mathewson
ranks first and Tesreau third. In
1914 Tesreau, with another year's
experience, will be recognized as the
spit ball king, Ed Walsh having pitch
ed his last game, unless a miracle is
worked in his behalf.
Tesreau was introduced to .major
league baseball at the fag end of
1912, following months of toil under
the tutelage of Wilbert Robinson,
while he acquired control of the spit
ter. Then, when the Giants were crum
'bling -with Marquard "blown up"
after ly straight wins;' with Mathew
,son wobbling McGraw took the
!blankets off his human atomizer and
Tesreau pitched wonderful ball so
wonderf til that when the post season
'games Jbegan McGraw sent him in to
'pitch the opening game against
'"Smoky Joe" Wood'.
Tesreau went to the Giants after a
wandering career that makes the
travels of Ulysses look like an after
noon stroll. He played in Perryville,
Mo., Houston, Galveston, San An
tonio and Austin, Tex., Shreveport,
La., and Detroit For Houston he lost
every game he pitched by one run
but he lost. At Detroit he was so.
wild he was given transportation'
within two days.