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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 27, 1916, NOON EDITION, Image 6

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BOXING SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BASEBALL
Perfect peace and harmony has not
yet enveloped the baseball situation,
and the Federal league suit against
' organized basebalT "is-, still before
Judge Landis, where it is liable to
stay until a decision is reached, un
less the Baltimore club is placated.
When the Feds filed the suit the
Baltimoreans were made a party and
it can only be withdrawn when all in
dividuals consent. Now, the Mary
land people do not think they have
been fairly dealt with in the amalga
mation proceedings, and they retain
the suit as a club to force some con
cessions from the peacemakers.
So far as has developed nothing at
all was done for the Baltimore own
ers when peace was declared. They
were left absolutely in the cold, with
a team and a playing field on their
hands, having no possible outlet ex
cept through the magninimity of the
International league. They do not
appear willing to trust to this quality.
International leaguers want to put
1 a club back in Baltimore, but are
being blocked, as there are no
grounds available except those held
by the Federals. The situation at
present is deadlocked, with organ
ized baseball steerers making de
mands that the Landis suit be with
drawn. ,
It will not be, however, according
to positive information from Balti
more, until the terrapin eaters are
compensated.
There is also a fine little mess
brewing right here in our midst, with
Roger Bresnahan and Charley
Weeghman as the principals. Roger
was officially notified yesterday that
he was through as manager of the
local Natiohal league team.
H immediately threatened a suit,
saying his contract was unbreakable
and called for him to manage the
team for two more years at a salary
of $10,000 per annums He wants
every term in the contract fulfilled
and declares the instrument is un
breakable. Weeghman comes back with a
statement that if Bresnahan does not
kick up any fuss he will be taken care
of and get every cent of his money.
Roger, however, believes that in
being deposed as manager he will lose
prestige among baseball men and fol
lowers of the game.
Affairs are on the thin edge of
danger and anything is liable to hap
pen. Bresnahan's contract is cer
tainly unbreakable, so far as the
money is concerned. Weeghman is
making no argument about that, as
Roger was a wise business man when
the agreement was drawn up with
the old Cub owners.
Pete Standridge has been sold to
the Los Angeles club by Tinker and
Pete Kniseley and Pitcher Hogg have
"been disposed of to Southern league
clubs. Managers of American Ass'n
and Central league clubs are dicker
ing with Tinker for the release of
more Cub athletes.
In an invitation indoor meet at New
York', Howard Drew, colored sprinter,
covered 70 yards in 7 1-5 seconds,
equaling the world's mark. Jo Loomis
of Chicago was third. The C. A. A.
star-won the high jump, but lost to
Engels of Brooklyn in the 70-yard
hurdles.
Charley Weinert, Newark heavy,
stopped Jim Savage in the seventh
round at New York. Weinert fought
a good battle.
August Kieckhefer defeated Ed
ward Helm, 50 to 33, in a game of
the Interstate Three-Cushion Billiard
league. Kieckhefer made 23 points
in the last eleven innings".
Percy Haughton, the man who;
made Harvard famous for football,'
then became president and part own
er of the Boston Braves, is a real
baseball man now. He has tossed
aside his wrist watch. ,
Tossed aside, did we say? That's

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