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Fielder Jones will have in the neigh
borhood of 50 athletes from which to
choose a team, and, if they wish, they
can carry this many men through
out the season.
This is because the Federal and
organized clubs of the two cities
were amalgamated and it was
thought unfair to force the disposal
of so many players in one season.
Harry Sinclair, counted out of
baseball, has many players to dis
pose of. He is acting as selling
agent for- the Newark, Kansas City
and Buffalo players, and also holds
the contracts of Lee Magee, Benny
Kauff and .George Anderson of the
Tip Tops. Sinclair will realize a
nice sum from the sale of these fel
lows. It was a certainty that he
would not be dumped in the nego
tiations. And now we are told that Charley
Somers may retain the Cleveland
club in the American league. Peace
is said to have enhanced the value of
the franchise and Somers will be
given a chance to get his money
Phil Ball has asked Fielder Jones'
to come to St. Louis at once and
plan a team for 1916. From the
Feds and Browns, Jones, in his Port
land home, said he thought a team
could be secured which would play
some real baseball. Jones will be an
active bidder for Benny Kauff.
Weeghman and Tinker will make a
desperate effort to land Lee Magee
for second base on the new Cubs.
Joe believes such an addition would
give him a bang-up infield, as good
as there is in the National league.
With all these changes impending
some team is going to grab the cream
of the loose talent and the race in
the National league is quite apt to
be a runaway affair.
Fred Fulton, who fights Jess Wil
lard in January for the heavyweight
title, is quickly learning the ways of
the classy fighters. Fred is now act
ing in moving pictures.. In an Amer
ican. Bioscope thriller which was
firmed yesterday he rescues a girl
from 15 would-be kidnapers, knock
ing them down one by one with his
Willard, however, will not be under
orders to fall and Fred may find it
different in a real battle. He is doing
his boxing at O'Connell's gym, work
ing out at least four rounds per day.
Fulton is a fine-looking athlete.
Knockout Brown of New York will
meet Ever Hammer at Gary, Dec. 29,
substituting for Milburn Saylor.
Brown is staging a comeback and has
won all of his recent fights. He is
the best man Hammer has faced so
far in his fistic career.
Baltimore has agreed to let Johnny
Kilbane and George Chaney fight 15
rounds for the featherweight cham
pionship March 17. The former limit
for bouts was 10 rounds. Kilbane is
to get $5,500, with a privilege of 40
per cent of the gate.
Leach Cross and Packey Hommey
fought a draw in ten rounds at New
York. The two lightweights put up
a slashing battle.
Packey McFarland and Tom Con
vey are going ahead with plans for
their outlaw six-day bike race, de
spite a warning from the National
Cyclin ass'n that any rider who
competes in the proposed February
event will be suspended. McFarland
and his partner are after an option
on the Cub ball park, planning to
hold bicycle contests there during
the summer months. The promoters
claim to have eleven teams signed
for their race, among them the stars
of the six-day game.
Lyons 37, Naperville 17. '
Mercurys 43, Monmouth 28.
St. Andrew's Shamprocks opened
indoor baseball season with victory
over De La Salfe high, 11 to 10.
HE'S A SINGER AND BOXER;
STAGE IS HOME TO FREDDIE
A fighter who is a sure enough
tactor one who can get engagements