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A report comes out of St. Louis,
source of several pop-eyed and un
founded dreams in the past, that
Larry Cheney, Cub pitcher, will jump
to the Fed team purchased by H. J.
Sinclair if he is made anoffer. This
rumor is probably based on the fact
that Sinclair's home is in Tulsa,
Okla., the home state of Cheney. It
doesn't sound plausible.
Tilly Shafer, former Giant, will
supplant George Stovall as head of
the team if it is moved east, it is said.
Stovall, who has done excellent work
as a Federal agent, will be retained in
Pippand High, seld to the Yanks
by Detroit, are still holding out for
more coin than New York is willing
to give up.
Ed Reulbach, secretary of the
Baseball Players' Fraternity, will, it
is understood, attempt to have the
Feds affiliated with the society.
Reulbach has just joined the FederaL
Joe Loomis, Chicago A. A. star,
Copped the high jump and 70-yard
race at the games of the New York
A. C. in Madison Square Garden last
night, and then hopped a train for
home, being due tonight. He cleared
the bar at 6 feet 1 inch. Meredith,
University of Pennsylvania and Olym
pic game star, won the 500-yard race.
Ray Eichenlaub, track captain and
grid star, has retired from athletics at
Nothe Dame because of pressure of
work incidental to graduation.
Louis Johnson rolled 299 in the
Windy City bowling tournament. '
T. A. C. 51, Corning 19.
Notre Dame 38, Olivet 21.
Northwestern 18, Lake Forest 11.
Hamilton Park 7, Sherman Pk. 3.
George . Stallings, leader of the
Boston Braves, affords one of the
most interesting studies among the
men who handle baseball clubs. He
is a strange mixture of man; either
intensely hated or deyotedly admired.
In baseball one .man will tefl'yoa he
is all that is bad. The next will as
sure you he is everything that is
From the very first of his baseball
career Stallings was a success, in
spite of the factHhat his hot headed
ness and his aggressive tactics
earned him the dislike of many per
sons. His enemies chiefly were
those he opposed on the field, and
without knowing it, Stallings was
laying the foundations of his biggest
success in winning the loyalty and
devotion of his players.
It was the love of his men that
enabled him to win the world's cham
pionship last year, for practically the'
entire bostdn team was recruited
from men who had played for Stall
ings on minor league clubs; men he
understood and who- understood him.
This love of the players for Stall
ings is odd, for he is a driving, hard
losing fellaw, a "raver." No manager
raves more on the bench than he
does, and he abuses, scolds and
drives his men through the game.
Then pats them on the back after
ward. Stallings finally became manager
of Detroit, where he showed major
He quarreled with Ban Johnson,
president of the league. At first it
was over umpires, but later Johnson
made serious charges against Stall
ings, attacked his honesty, read him
out of the American league and de
clared he never could come back into
the big leagues.
Stallings bobbed up at Buffalo and
became a master at developing and
training teams. While Johnson was
declaring he was out of the American
league forever, Stallings signed a
contract to manage the- New York
Yankess, and Johnson was beaten.
Stallings had one sensational
year. Then, undermined by forces
In his dwn club, attacked in every
way, he was forded to fight for his
very baseball existence." It was the
now famous signal-tipping scandal
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