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BOXING SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BASEBALLV
Aside from the efforts of one of
our energetic young reporters to
raise a mustache, we can imagine
nothing more deserving of sympathy
than the efforts of Ban Johnson to
dispose of the Cleveland club of the
Both Ban and our young man are
& wasting energy, directing their ef
forts toward the wrong spot
Ban so far has done his best to
ward selling the. club to Cleveland
men, desiring, and rightly, to secure
local capital for the club. But the
Cleveland moneyed men, having
watched the crowds that attend am
ateur ball games in that city while
a handful pf people attended the pro
fessionals' efforts, have been shy of
putting their money on the aggre
gation. The club can be sold, but outsid
ers will have to be called in. The
team will pay if properly conducted
and divorced from the other Somers
holdings. In the past each team of
the Somers string has been a feeder
for the other and the fans in none
of the cities he controlled have been
Ed Cwinner says he is through
trying to buy the Indians, but C. J.
McDiarmid and John E. Bruce, who
recently got from under their St.
Louis holdings, have entered the
field. They may be acting as agents,
as they did in the sale of the BrowD.
Joe Tinker is not yet official man
ager of the 1916 Cubs, but his right
to the position is generally, recog
nized around the major circuits, and
in this way Joe has been enabled to
rnt?oflir crof nratTro'TC! nn " 3 mon Tuin
fp were attached to the Cub payroll in
1915. Names of none of these play
ers have been given out, but two of
them are said to be Pitcher Schorr
and Polly McLarry. Prank Chance
wants both of, these men for his Los
Angeles club. The P. L. is also after
Shortstop Bob Fisher, but a National
league club., it is understood, believes
Bob still has some baseball in his
system and will take a chance on him
if he is put on the market.
The majority of the men on whom
waivers are to be secured will be sold
to some minor club. Many of them
are capable performers if they want
to be and should do better work with
the Feds eliminated and the ironclad
contracts out of existence.
Tinker and Charley Williams do
not believe they will be able to break
the contract made with the Tampa
busines men for the Cubs to train in
the Florida city and the team will
not go to Shreveport This is not yet
Heihie Wagner, Red Sock, formely
regarded as one of the best short
stops, has been given his uncondi
tional release. Wagner has been crip
pled by rheumatism for two seasons.
He will make an excellent manager
for some minor club.
Grover Hayes and Frahkfe Murphy
fought 15 rounds to a draw in Den
ver. Hayes tired in closing rounds.
. Johnny Dundee defeated Jimmy
Murphy in six rounds, at Philadel
phia. This was a big victory for
Dundee, as Murphy has defeated
Fred Welsh, Ad Wolgast and Joe
Shugrue in recent fights.
Jack Dillon defeated Porky Flynn
in eight rounds at Memphis, having
the better of every round.
Decisions will not be allowed in
the ten-round bouts legalized in New '
York. The state boxing commission ;
has so voted, but the proposition to -hold
battles in armories is still un- s
Frankie Mantell, who fought for '
ten years through the light, welter
and light-heavyweight classes and at "
one time claimed the welter cham- '
pionship, is strolling the streets of
Dayton, 0., as a policeman.
When the scrapper decided he had
enough of the ring game, he settled '
in the Ohio city with his wife and '
baby and sought regular; employ.- '