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Now there is something new about
the Buenos Aires light carnival.
Charlie White has signed to be one
of the principal attractions and will
be given a crack at Freddie Welsh
and the lightweight championship.
The final articles will be signed in
New York in a day or two, according
to present reports. Welsh is said to
have accepted the offer made him
by the promoters. The battle is
scheduled for some time in July.
Hugh Jennings says he is about
ready to bench Sam Crawford, plac
ing Heilman in right field and Burns
on first base. The famed slugger of
the Tigers is said to be slowing up
in the field and Jennings opines that
barn's lack of speed has proven
costly to the club. Sam may be
benched temporarily, but it is. bet
ter than an even bet that when the
sup warms up he will be back in the
game, poling them in his regulai
Wendell PhDlips 10, Englewood 2.
Harrison 5, McKinley 1.
Tilden 10, Medill 5.
Deerfield 4, New Trier 2.
Wisconsin 9, Northwestern 3.
Chicago 6, Lake Forest 3.
Cathedral 5, De Paul Juniors 3.
Beloit 4, Armour 2.
Away back last winter, when the
amalgamation, of the Federal league
with organized baseball was first
broached, several experts stood
right up in meeting and jjave it as
their opinion that at the most there
were not more than six players who
would be wanted by organized ball
and that it was extremely doubtful
how these fellows would make out
This in spite of the class of ball the
National league imposed on the fans
during the 1915 season.
And now see where' some of these
Fed athletes are. Several clubs are
strong, even pennant contenders,
because of men they picked up from
the defunct circuit They weren't
judged on their merits, as they, had
given every indication that they
could do just what they have done.
In the last published average of
the National league four Federal
leaguers, all regulars, are among the
first seven batters. One, Hal Chase
(not the kind of man wanted in the
American), has the bloated mark of
.447, having cracked 21 hits in 13
games. Hal is hitting in the pinches,
is fielding in the manner that made
him the sensation of the American
league same years ago H is paying
strict attention to business.
He has discarded temperament and
so far has not tried to help Herzog
manage the Reds.
Fourth on the list is Steve Yerkes,
hitting for the healthy mark of .358.
Rariden, now with the Giants, ranks
fifth, clouting .353, and Ed Konetchy
is seventh with a whaling percentage
Rariden is McGraw's regular
catcher. Konetchy has plugged the
hole Boston had at first base when
Schmidt retired. Lee Magee has
elped make the Yankees a fighting
force in the American league.
The Cubs are the fellows who
have gotten most profit from Federal
athletes. This, of course, is partially
due to the fact that the Whales and
Cubs were merged, but Tinker's reg
ulars who came from the Whale con
tingent could hold their jobs with
any club in the National league.
McConnell is the most reliable
pitcher of the club and one of the
most effective in the league. Seaton
and Hendrix are regular hurlers and
Packard will be effective when the
weather moderates. Mike Prender
gast is frequently called on for re
Yerkes and Doolan form the pivot
combination and both were Feds. In
the outfield Max Flack is one sweet
fielder and reliable hitter, a man who
would be picked UP by any club that
could get hold of him. Flack was
one of the few youngsters developed
by the third league, as he came to the
Whales from the minor;. Zwyiing