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signed him, and the three-fingered
veteran did good work last year.
Naturally, the memory of this deal
did not sweeten Brown's temper, and
when he saw a chanee-.to deliver a
blow at the National he snapped at it
eagerly, and accepted the manage
ment of the St. Louis team.
Tinker was als'o practically encour
aged to jump to the eFds by the shab
by treatment he received from the
Cincinnati club. Joe was manager in
name only, and was in constant tur
moil with directors of the Redland
team. He was finally deposed as man
ager, though there was no question
but that he had done wonders labor
ing under handicaps.
Then he was sold to Brooklyn, and
President Ebbets let off a great noise
about a $10,000 bonus he was going
to hand Joey. Ebbets went so far as
to promise to meet Tinker in In
dianapolis and hand him a check.
But for some reason Ebbets could
not get past Cincinnati on his west
ern trip. Tinker went to Indianapolis,
but Ebbets did not show up. Natur
ally Joe was peeved, and a few days
later he signed as manager of the
Now Manager Robinson of the
Dodgers is in our midst, and for real
optimism the prize must be handed
to the pudgy Baltimorean. He has
shot off a statement to the effect that
he is confident Tinker will sign a
Brooklyn contract, and desert, the
It is hard for these major leaguers
to realize that a real war is on, and
that the Federal is a regular organi
zation. But the dart will pierce their
hides when the season opens.
Ed Walsh, formerly known as the
White Sox pitching staff, has written
letter to Secretary Grabiner, claim-
g that his arm is as good as it ever
. as. The spit king will arrive in Chi
cago Feb. 4, and wants to leave for
California at once, two weeks ahead
of the regular spring training squad.
Walsh's request will be granted,
and he will have the advantage of a
two weeks' start in his conditioning,
tl may be just the, dope needed. Jim
Scott last spring was a no-better bet
than Walsh is now, but the Wyoming
gent headed the gang by two weeks,
and when the main crew reached'
Paso Robles Scotty was already in
shape to pitch a ball game. His re
markable performances of last sum
mer are history. There is no reason
why this history can't be repeated in
the case of Walsh.
Manager Fred Clarke of the Pi
rates Is peeved at Claude Hendrix, his
star right-hander. Clarke made Hen
drix a proposition this morning, and
told him he could sign it or jump to
Frank Baker and Eddie Collins of
the Athletics have been dropped from
the Players' Fraternity for non-payment'
Bush of Detroit has not sign
ed a Fed contract. He told directors
of the Indianapolis team yesterday
that he was not ready to hook up
with any club.
President Murphy of the Cubs an
nounced yesterday afternoon that
the traveling suits of the Cubs -next
season will be gray, replacing the
black uniforms that have graced
West Side athletes on the road for
Within the next couple of days
Federal League backers from all ci
ties in the circuit will gather in Chi
cago to outline plans for the final at
tack on organized ball before the
opening of the campaign.
Some of the clubs, it is reported,
liowo -nrt moHa nn mi rrVi Vi on ttti Tr I in
grabbing players from the National
League, and aid may be given them..
Chicago, which is supposed to have
a roster containing the names of
many big leaguers, may be called on
to divvy with the weaker teams. The
meeting will be a secret one.
Jack Driscoll was handed an un
merciful beating by Pueblo Jim Flynn
in New York last night. Driscoll's
seconds threw up the sponge in the