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r BASEBALC-SPORTS OF ALL KINDS BOXING
Much talk and no accomplishment
has so far featured the gathering of
the American league magnates and
managers, here for the meeting
which opens tomorrow. That is the
usual thing. -.
Managers are grouping themselves
around hotel lobbies, talking large
and widely of trades, each seeking to
get a world-beater for an untried
busher and wary of making any prop
ositions that might be snapped up.
The New York Yankee executives
are out with the exceedingly gener
ous offer to trade Fritz Maisel to the
White Sox for Eddie Collins. That,
of course, was made in a jesting
spirit and we pay tribute to CoL Rup
pert's with with a loud guffaw.
The New Yorker in a more serious
mood said he was hot after Prank
Baker and thought he had a chance
to land him. But he is mum as to any
plans concerning MaiseL
Clark Griffith is in now trying to
trade a bum leg for a batting aver
age. In other words, he wants to
give the White Sox Chick GandD for
i Jack Founder. Nothing doing, says
Clarence Rowland, in town for the
Ban Johnson is out again with a
statement to the effect that base
ball players must stop lending their
names to newspaper articles. We
thought that Bad had absolutely put
up the bars some time ago, but it
seems that his conversation at that
time wasn't in earnest. He is also
going to stop barnstorming trips.
The players must attend strictly to
business, and if there was only some
way that the athletes could impose
the same restrictions on the club
owners the baseball booblic would be
The Cleveland case will also be
considered. Charley Somers was a
good angel once, but his financial
wings have drooped and he is in for
dismissal, according to best information.
At the National league meeting
in New York another "one high in
the councils of organized baseball"
announced that peace was near. This
gentleman is probably related to the
"bosom friend" of Charley Comiskey,
who said the Sox had landed Frank
Peace may be near, but it will come
without any advertising by the pow
ers that be.
Charley Herzog still retains his
berth as manager of the Reds, which
may be good fortune. But Charles
is popular enough and desirable
enough to other club owners not to
care much whether he remains on
Herrmann's payroll or not Manager
Bresnahan so far has landed no new
men for the Cubs.
The John Trumbulls of the Man
hatan league set a new season's
bowling record against the Merlin
Ryes when they tumbled enough
pins to give them a three-game aver
age of 1,046 2-3. Their third game
Jimmy Murphy outpointed Freddie
Welsh in six rounds at Philadelphia.
The champion was able to cart home
his coin, however, so cannot be con
sidered much of a loser.
Nate Lewis is going to New York
to be present when bids for the pro
posed Charley White-Welsh bout are
opened. Nate will not need an as
sistant to handle the heavy mail. The
only bonafide offer, that from Den
ver, was recently turned down.
Articles will probably be signed to
day for a fight in New Orleans be
tween Jess Willard and Fred Fulton.
Evanston Acad. 30, U. of Chi. 24.
Englewood M. E. 28, Garfield 9.
St Paul 16, Sacramento M. E. 13.
De La Salle 9, St Patricks 8.
Loyola 4, Perez 3.
An attempt to forget baseball is
the chief occupation of Duffy Lewis