BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL KINDS BOXING
A "bosom friend" of President
1 Comiskey of the White Sox, said
"bosom friend" talking from New
York, says a4eal has been completed
whereby Frank"Baker, former Mack
man, will play third base for the local
American leaguers next summer.
Just that and no more. The iden
tity of the "bosom friend," of course,
is clouded in impenetrable mystery.
It always is, and these yarns are
usually accredited to "men on the
inside." The "bosom friend" busi
ness is a new one.
There is only one trouble with this
yarn. President Comiskey, who
ought to know something about it,
says it isn't so. While the local club
owner may be merely trying to cover
up the deal until the American league
meeting here next week, he was evi
dently sincere in his denial.
Commy doesn't deny, of course,
that he would like to add Baker to
the Hose ranks., Such an addition
would just about make the local team
a pennant winning combination. But
frequently in times past Connie Mack
las said Baker could play for no oth
er American league team.
The only thing out of the ordinary
in the yarn is the "bosom friend"
part of it Connie has an ample
j bosom, with room for plenty of
friends of that variety.
President Thomas and Manager
Bresnahan of the Cubs start for New
York today to attend the National
league meeting. They will stop at
Cincinnati en route and there take
up with Charley Taft the problem of
adding strength to the West Side
troop. Strength is needed badly if
the Cubs are to make any showing in
1916 and Roger wants the necessary
coin to swing any deals that may
So far, according to Bresnahan, no
negotiations have been opened with
other clubs regarding trades or pur
chases, but Roger has some shifts in
mind, and will get the ear of several '
managers at the league confab. If
money is necessary to swing the
deals he wants Taft to give him the
Three or four veterans will prob
ably find themselves off the Cub pay
roll after the New York session. Bob
Fisher is said to be one of those who
may "be shunted to minor league ter
ritory. One outfielder will probably
go and maybe a useless pitcher will
be cut adrift.
Jumbo Stiehm, football coach of
the University of Nebraska, has ac
cepted an offer to direct the elevens
of Indiana university, beginning with
the 1916 team. His contract is for
three years. Stiehm, a former Wis
consin star, has won five Missouri
Valley Conference championships at
Nebraska, and in forty football
games only two have been defeats,
both at the hands of Minnesota.
Three were ties.
You may be interested to know
that the future ownership of the
Cleveland Indians is still undecided,
but there is now a chance that Ban
Johnson will be able to interest
Cleveland capital in the club. Char
ley Somers may make a fight to re
tain his holdings.
Eddie Cicotte, White Sox hurlerf
was In conference at Cleveland yes
terday with Rebel Oakes, manager of
the Pitsburgh Feds. Cicotte said a
good offer had been made him.
Eddie is not liable to jump. He has
"been well treated on the South Side
and is popular with the fans.
Freddie Welsh fought eight rounds
with a person entitled Bennie Palmer
at Memphis last night. Welsh did
not exert himself and the bout was
called a draw.
The Make Gibbons-Young Ahearn
fight has been indefinitely postponed.
Mike's physicians say he will be un
able to train for two weeks and
should not fight for a month.
Three ten-round and one six-round
bout are on the card for Gary, InLv
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