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burgh will be the first visiting team,
and then the remaining eastern ag
gregations will follow.
Manager John McGraw of the
Giants has stirred up a fine little mess
by trying to sign Benny Kauff, the
star outfielder of the Federal league,
under contract to Brooklyn Tip Tops.
Kaufi! became dissatisfied in Brooklyn
because he was fined 50, and went
The Ciant pilot, who does not care
a thundering lot about obligations
and contracts, put him in uniform and
tried t oplay him against the Boston
Braves. Apparently McGraw did this
on his own hook, as he has lots of
power in directing the Giants, and
did not consult President Hempstead.
President Gaffney of the Braves re
fused to allow his team to play
against Kauff, cocntending that the
outfielder was an outlaw and would
remain one until reinstated by the
national commission. Umpires Quig
ley and Eason became mixed up,
Quigley forfeiting the game to the
Giants and Eason to the Braves. Then
President Tener came through with a
telegram to the effect that Kauff
couldn't play and that Boston should
have the game if McGraw persisted
in his intention.
McGraw took water immediately,
removed Kauff in favor of Snodgrass
and then said the battle was only an
exhibition. Evidently he is not ac
quainted -with the rule that prohibits
teams from the same league playing
exhibitions against each other dur
ing the league season. Presndent
Tener decided that the game counts
in the records. The Braves slammed
Marguard, Magee getting two triples
and a double, Maranville a pair of
doubles and a single, Cather a homer
and two singles, and Gowdy a homer
and single, the four-base blow com
ing with the bases full
McGraw has precipitated a nasty
mess. President Gilmore of the Fed
erals has suspended Kauff, and the
jumper may find himself without a
job anywhere. There certainly!
T should be little difficulty preventing
him playing' with the Giants, as his
contract with Brooklyn is supposed to
be ironclad. It is possible that the
leaders of organized baseball will
force McGraw to give up all claim to
Kauff, as his act will give organized
ball a black eye if allowed to stand.
And it also comes at a time when thel
decision by Judge Landis in the base
ball suit is expected, another unfor
McGraw is desperate. His team has
been slapped viciously by the other
easterners and he was also blocked in
his effort to trade Outfielders Murray
and Robertson and Pitcher Perritt for
Outfielder Wheat of Brooklyn. The
outlook for Muggsy isn't bright. Mer
kle had his arm busted during the
Brave game and will be on the bench
for a month.
Demaree was hit hat;d by Brooklyn.
Phillies lost, though Bancroft maced
a homer and triple.
McHale scattered Red Sox hits and
Yanks won another.
Tigers won on batting of Veach,
Crawford and Kavanagh. Pitcher
Boland won his third straight for De
troit. Miscellaneous Scores
Evanston 12, Morton 3.
Proviso 18, Desplaines 10.
La Grange 4,sThornton 2.
Austin 21, North Division 10.
Wendell Phillips 6, Oak Park 4.
De Paul 5, St Ignatius 4. .
St. Rita Jl, St Patrick 5.
AN OX IN THE MIRE
It was Sunday and two small boys
were Industriously digging in a va
cant lot, when a man who was pass
ing stopped to give them a lecture.
"Don't you know that it is a sin to
dig on Sunday unless it be a case of
necessity?" asked the good man. .
"Yes, sir," timidly replied one of
"Then why don't you stop it?"
" 'Cause this is a case of neces
sity,1' replied the little philosopheEj
"A feller can't fish without bait"
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