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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 24, 1916, NOON EDITION, Image 7',
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from the Riverview Velodrome next
summer if they take part in the six
day race at the Coliseum, Feb. 2.
They intend to contest in the Coli
seum race, regardless of the effect on
their standing with the national asso
ciation. There was a grand scramble for the
services of Benny Kauff, called the
"Ty Cobb of the Feds," and the
Giants had to pay $30,000 to land
him, but, baseball men say the St
Louis Americans will show an out
fielder next season who did not cost
a nickel and is a better ballplayer.
The outfielder is Johnny Tobin. He
was with the St. Louis Feds two sea
sons and gets into the American
league through purchase of Browns
by Phil Ball, Fed magnate, and the
combining of the Fed and Brown
There is no scramble for Tobin
and he did not get much publicity, be-
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