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BOXING SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BASEBALL
Joe Tinker is not to be envied his
task of handling the Cub pitching
staff for 1916. Thirteen hurlers are
tied to ironclad contracts and must
be carried unless some other clubs
agree to assume the obligation of
paying their salaries. Joe doesn't
want so many men, , arguing that
they cannot get enough work to keep
them in perfect condition. His limit,
if he had his way, would be seven
or eight men.
McConneli, Hendrix, Lavender,
Vaughn, Bailey, Prendergast and
Brown are the fellows Joe would
give first choice. That leaves Pierce,
Humphries, Adams, Zabel, Brennan
and Douglass with contracts to be
taken care of. Of this number, Za
bel and Douglass have done good
work. Zabel was a fine pitcher early
in the season, but became wild to
ward the end of the campaign and
was practically valueless. He might
be worked over.
From the other fellows not much
can be expected that would benefit
the North Side aggregation, and they
will go back to the minors, with their
difference in salary paid by Weegh-
raan, it some major organization
does not pick them up.
The latter outcome is unlikely, as
the various organized clubs are
strengthening from the ranks of the
Federal league pitchers. Yesterday
the Yanks added Nick Cullop, and
there are a few more Fed hurlers of
ability still unattached.
Mordecai Brown will be appointed
to handle the Cub pitchers this sea
son, taking charge as soon as the
training camp is reached. Joe be
lieves the three-fingered veteran
possesses all the attributes of a suc
cessful teacher and will give him full
Bresnahan and Weeghman so far
have failed to arrive at any agree
ment, but there is little likelihood
that Roger will be ill-treated. He
stuck to the National league last sea
son, though he had several good of
fers from the Federals.
Germany Schaefer, utility man
and comedian, has been purchased
by the Yankees from Harry Sinclair.
Sinclair is still dickering for the
purchase of the St Louis Cardinals,
with fair prospects of success. His
lawyers have held frequent confer
ences with representatives of the
Britton holdings. Sinclair is ill with
grip and nothing will be done finally
until he recovers.
Amateur bike riders are crowding
in entries for the half-mile handicap
and three-mile open that will pre
cede the six-day grind at the Coli
seum. Packey McFarland and his
associates have posted the $6,000
prize money for the six-day racers.
August Kieckhefer defeated Char
ley Morin, 50 to 37, in a game of the
Interstate Three-Cushion Billiard
league. Kieckhefer played good bil
liards, having a high run of six.
Johnny Ertle of St. Paul, bantam
weight title- claimant, outfought
Jack Sayles in ten rounds at New
Shef. Av. Church 50, Butler H. 24.
Oak Park 22, Morton High 4.
Harrison 15, North Division 7.
Lake View 11, Lewis 5.
Lewis 27, Wheaton 13.
Crane CoL 12, Lane Col. 2.
Loyola 36, Tilden 10.
Monmouth 28, Armour 17.
Messiah 33, Broadway 13.
Minnesota 26, Iowa 11.
Englewood 20, Calumet 16.
"Sporting Editor Day Book Read
in your paper on the 18th where
Jimmy Kilroy, the Chicago fight
manager of the Canadian welter
weight champion, has issued a chal
lence to my welterweight, Willie
Schaeffer, for a side bet of $500, and
yesterday I posted this sum with Al
Bloom, the Clark street cigar dealer,
and if Mr. Kilroy is sincere in his
statement about this weight and ap-