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manager means a man -who takes
part in even one game. That' hits the
Ctibs, Cards, Reds, and possibly
Philadelphia, as Moran might be
forced to active duty through injuries
to his catchers. "--
jThe rule which callsTor teams re
porting at training camps not earlier
than March 1 will also be retained,
another point where the American
has. the edge.
President Gilmore of the Federal
league, surrounding himself with a
mysteripus air, says Ban Johnson will
trap, back before he reaches the Pa
cific coast. Fighting Jim declined to
g'into particulars, but left the im
passion on interviewers that the Fed
eral was planning a move that would
ca'Jl for all of Ban's attention.
, Despite this statement, Ban and
President Comiskey of the "White Sox
wjjth their wives will depart tonight
fdj" California. Johnson, it is inti
mated, is going west on business in
connection with the proposition to
rescind the draft rule against Class
AA clubs. When this plan was first
broached it included merely the Inter
national league and American Asso
ciation. The Pacific Coast league, a
Class AA circuit, set up a loud holler,
and, must be placated.
ijlarry J. Sinclair, multi-millionaire
oilman of Tulsa, Okla., is the angel
back of the move of the Kansas City
Federal club to the east. Gilmore had
little trouble persuading the western
er Ho come into the fold, as he was
willing at all times to put up the
cdm if the franchise was transferred.
When men like Sinclair join forces
with the Federal it is fairly conclu
sive evidence that the third league is
not ready to explode. t
The transfer of Outfielder High and
Infielder Pipp from Detroit to the
New York Yanks should be completed
today. President Navin of the. Tigers
and Manager Donovan of the Yanks
have arranged all the details. Pipp
arid High, however, are holding out
fffr salary increases, and may balk at
the switch in owners.
Phil Bloon'olrtpointed 'CUbf rt Gal
lant in ten rounds at New Ytfrk.
Russell Wheeler, Montreal A. A. A.
skater, is'AfiejiewspeeL champion of
1915, succeeding: Bobbie! McLean.
Wheeler -won ,h'e. Indoor, champion-
ship at Cleveland Jan. 29--80, scoring
130 points. Ben.O'SIckywasiecond,'
with 80. .
Wheeler increased his total points
to 200 the first, aay of the outdoor
cbampidnships X Satanac Lake, N,