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E FROM EVERYWHERE
Brooklyn Federals Seek a Manager
Among World's Tourists.
Mike Gibbons Is. in Bad with New
-York. Fight Critics.
Mike Gibbons, the St Paul phan
tom, who almost made a match with
Packqy.McFarland, is rapidly getting
himself in bad with the ring fans of
Al McCoy was Gibbons' opponent
for ten rounds yesterday, and at the
conclusion of the party Mike was
roundly hissed as he climbed from the
ring. It was charged that he had
throttled down his speed to suit the
pace of McCoy and did not try for a
clear victory. Winning a decision over
a man he should have put away did
not satisfy the ringsiders.
Only a short time ago Gibbons was
scored heavily for working under a
pull with a second-rater before a New
York club, and this second offense
will not do him any good in a bid for
Over a year ago Gibbons fell into
disfavor with the New Yorkers for
the manner in which he loafed
through boutsj and it took several
slashing fights for him to reinstate
himself in the regard of the public.
His victory- over Bob McAllister, who
had just licked Battling Levinsky,
took him to the highest point in the
fans' regard, and they were ready to
back him in a fight with McFarland.
But two slow fights since then have
erased the memory of the McAllister
Billy Murray of California knocked
out Leo Houck in the 14th round at
Ad Wolgast put Jack Lepper away
in the fourth, round at Ionia, Mich.
Wolgast jumped to the lead at the
start-and had Lepper in distress from
the first gong.
Gustav Fristensky .and Charley
Cutler will meet on the mat tonight
at the Coliseum. CmUer has trained
faithfully, but Fristensky looks the
A manager is needed by the Brook
lyn team of the Federal League, and
Several athletes With managerial
gray matter are globe trotting with
the Sox and Giants, who will reach
New York March 9.
Result, a reception committee of
Federal League ofllcials-will'be wait
ing at the. dock for the steamer to
make fast, 'with contracts in each
hand for the athletes desired.
Three members of the world-winders
are badly wanted by the Feds,
though only two of them are looked
on as managerial possibilitfes. They
are Mike Doolan of the Phillies, Sam
Crawford of the Tigers and Tris
Speaker of the Red Sox.
Doolan and' Crawford are being
prominently'mentioned as candidates
for the job at Brooklyn, Speaker is
sought for the role of private, but he
will get a manager's salary for dis
porting himself aB a slayfevof the new
Jake St ah I. who was offered the
manager's berth in Brooklyn', turned"
it down, but cabled Speaker not to
sign until he had reached this side of
the water and listened to the words
of the Feds, who are offering large
sums for ballplayers.
Tris may prove an easy victim. He
is not entirely satisfied with condi
tions in Boston,' and' when the big
shake-up came last summer, result
ing in the dusting of Jake Stahl from
the helm, h'e was openly peeved", and
there were reports that he would not
he in hamionv with Bill Carrieran. thb
Crawford is an annual hold-out
from tie Tigers. Last spring he
struck for a raise in salary, and de
manded that he 'be allowed to play to,
the outfield all the time. Jennings
.had been in the habit of sMftiD&hjrnj