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-Old Roman Comiskey was the first
turlst to be greeted by the newspapermen.
Every" member of the party was
browned by the tropical sun, and was
the picture of health All said they
were ready to start the regular sea
son right now.
McGraw, Comiskey, Callahan and
Speaker, as well as all noted mem
bers of the party, waved their hats in
response to friendly greetings of
hey, Mack, or Oh you Commy,
and when Mike Donlin was sighted
the crowd cheered him to the echo.
Mike and' Germany Schaeffer were
the hits of the trip, McGraw said.
Discussing the trip, Manager Cal
lahan of the "White Soxaid":"
"We are. of course glad to get back
home, but the trip was a wonderful
one in every ray. Tremendous
crowds turned out to see us and the
greatest enthusiasm was shown. The
greatest crowd, of course was in
London. The Japanese turned out
just like an American baseball crowd.
After the game small boys followed
us and fans roasted us or praised us
just as they do at home.
"We were received by the Pope
and later had an audience with Cardi
nal Merry del Val. To iny surprise
the cardinal knew all about baseball.
He knew the names of the big Amer
ican players and managers."
Callahan declared that Comiskey
and McGraw deserved the highest
praise possible for their conduct of
the trip. "If all club owners or man
agers show.ed .the spirit that Commy
and McGraw showed.. to promote the
national game'" there? -would be no
Federal League," said Callahan, "jti
such places as Hongfebng-and Gp-
lombo the gates were thrown opeh
and no admission was charged for
the. games. We were out to intro
duce baseball in all parts of the
McGraw said he had signed Mike
Dorilin for a year as pinch hitter and
declared the first the world tourists
knew of. the Federal League activi- j
ties was when they received Ameri
can newspapers in Cairo.
"The next we heard," said Mc
Graw, "was when Tinker cabled
speaker in Paris.
"Japan is wild about baseball and
they call it the national game there.
In Australia they are teaching it in
the schools. Although our trip was
a great success it is almost too big
an undertaking to be repeated within
the immediate future.
"When we left Manila, Americans
whq had been in the islands for sev
eral years actually stood on the pier
and wept as our boat steamed away.
They were wild about the game there.
A great crowd turned out for the first
game) but on the second day it rain
ed and Comiskey and I did not think
we ought to send the boys out in the
rain and mud.
"The crowd simply demanded and
we played in spite of the weather."
Philadelphia, March 6. Dan Mur
phy, captain of the 1913 world's
champions, one of the old guard and
one of the game's most popular play
ers, has been released by Manager
Mack to the. Baltimore Orioles.
Before you blame another for
something he did, think what you
probably would .have done in his
place. Albany Journal
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