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marks of a regular, up-standing "bali
player, aching for a chance to make
a name for himself. Like Corriden,
Keatink is a kid, and has even less
experience than the-flame-haired boy
from Logansport, Ind.
Keating, in his few starts, impress
ed critics as a better fielder than Cor
riden, covers lots of territory, and
does it cleanly. He is full of ginger,
though not as cocky as Red.
It is impossible to judge Keating's
batting caliber by his performances
here. He was not in the game enough.
Those two youngsters are the lead
ing candidates for the shortstop posi
tion. No disparagement of Bridwell
is intended, but it is an admitted fact
that he is slowing up. In 136 games
last season Bridwell stole only 12
bases. And Al reached first base fre
quently, his batting average of .240
being a fair mark for a shortstop.
. He simply lacks the speed to whiz
around the bases.
Speed is the chief requisite of mod
ern baseball. McGraw has won three
pennants because his players were
like musical comedy chorus girls.
Their legs carried them through. Un
til some magnate arises with a squad
that can travel at a faster clip on the
paths than the Giants, New York will
continue to grab off one end of the
world's series money each fall.
This is not any information to
President Murphy, who is wise to the
game. He evidences that by demand
ing speed amonghis players. Accord
ing to the Cub boss, a man must be
a flyer to draw a pay check in the
future from the Corn Exchange
Though Bridwell may be ousted as
a regular, it is no cinch that he will
be disposed of. One of the young
sters may break down, and Al would
be an ideal man to rush to the de
fense. President Murphy has not definite
ly overruled Manager .fejvers, but indi
cations are that John's proposed
early start of recruits for Tampa will
be called off.
Some time ago Evers declared he
would head the first flight of rookies
south about Feb. 6, with the veterans
to report ten days later. John justi
fied this two-section affair with some
arguments. He pointed out that he
would be able to give full attention
to the new fellows before last year's
It was further explained that when
regulars and recruits were mixed in
discriminately, the manager had less
opportunity of overseeing the per
formances of the fledglings.
Murphy does not look kindly on
the proposition,, and the latest word
is that the entire squad my start in
a body for Tampa about Feb. 18.
Joe Tinker will meet President
Charles Hold-On Ebbets of the
Brooklyn Dodgers in Indianapolis
Sunday, and Joey's status for the
ensuing year will be definitely set
tled. He will put a proposition up to
Ebbets, and if the Eastern boss does
not accept it, then all negotiations
will be off. Tinker is in a safe posi
tion, as he has the final say in his
Ebbets has wired Murphy to keep
away from Tinker, as Brooklyn was
the only club in position to dicker
with the ex-Red manager.
PREP BASKETBALL SCORES
North Division, 11; Lane, 0.
Lake View, 15; Nicholas Senn, 5.
Parker, 28; Austin, 15.
Lake View, 37; Nicholas Senn, 8.
Lane, 22; Schurz, 16.
Crane, 13; Austin, 10.
Dode Paskert, Philly outfielder, has
been sued for $20,000 damages by
John Farry, who -svas run down and
injured by Paskert's auto In Cleve
land, O., Oct 28.
Again the White Sox beat the
Giants in Manila, 7 to 4. It rained,
but this did not interfere with the
banquets. The teams are now on
their way to Australia.
First Baseman Mundy has been re
leased by the Boston Red Sox to