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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 08, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 12

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knowing from whom their orders
should come and caring little for the
word of the manager.
To the credit of Tinker it must be
sail that he will not stand for such
a condition. Joe will either be..man
ager in fact as well as in name at he
will quit altogether. He proved that
in Cincinnati, and that incident
should not be lost sight of by some
people.
Interference with his orders when
Tinker was manager in Cincinnati
was constant. His directions were
countermanded and things reached
such a pass one time that a repre
sentatve of some of the directors
tried to take charge of certain divi
sions of the actual baseball work
when the team was on the road. Joe
rebelled at once and got away with
it. Later he threatened to throw one
of the directors out of the clubhouse
and made his dictums stand:
The Cub team is too good a com
bination to be ruined. Joe is an able
baseball man and can handle the
team. If he isn't to have a free rein
the bat boy would just as good a
messenger and would be a whole lot
cheaper.
In sending Yerkes and Doolan to
Atlanta the North Side people are
evidencing a desire to make a regu
lar ball club, despite expense. Both
men have hefty and iron-bound con
tracts with the Cubs' and their orig
inal salaries must be paid. Atlanta,
of course, will not bear all of the bur
den and the difference between the
Southern league salary and the
terms of the contract will be paid by
the locals.
That is the proper spirit and the
same system last season would have
resulted in a much better showing
by the Cub squads Bresnahan had
some people who were deadwood, but
couldn t get rid of them because of
their salaries and the refusal of the
management to pay their wages
while they worked for some other
club.
, Browns hit Keating hard, while
four pitchers were stopping Yanks,
and won fifth straight game. Keat
ing was soft Ernie Johnson's single
in 12th was winning hit Shotten,
Pratt and Mullen got three hits each.
Fielder Jones is making some head
way with his ball club and must be
considered from now on. Hhe has
the pitching at last and he has need
ed nothing else since the opening of
the season.
Hall held Braves to four hits, but
his passes were fatal. Ragan fanned
six Cards and pitched well all the
way. Wilhoit got a triple and single
for Boston.
Two games have been played in
the American league in the last two
days and prospects are not bright to
day for an improvement Double
headers will be frequent on the next
western swing.
Rain again forced shelving of elim
ination trials at " the Desplaines
speedway for the 300-mile auto race
Saturday. The drivers are hoping
for a dry track tomorrow, so the
qualifying lapscan be run off. Ralph
De Palma, at the earliest opportu
nity, -will attempt to set a new hour
record' for miles covered. Wilbur
D'Alene denies he has split with the r
Duesenberg people and declares the
gent in Waukegan who said he had
been robbed is an impostor. D'Alene
says he has had the same trouble
with his double all over the country.
Willie Ritchie outpointed Ralph
Gruman in six rounds at Portland,
Ore. The ex-champion got the news
paper verdict for the way he carried
the battle to his opponent Both
men showed some excellent foot
work. Gunboat Smith won a tame eight
round go from Arthur Pelky in Mem
phis. Announcement was made that
Smith will meet Jack Dillon in Mem
phis, July 4.
St Louis boasts of a singing pugi
list, Matty Smith, who challenges
anybody in the -world to sing "Mother
Machree" at 130 pounds pianoside.

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