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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 07, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 10

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BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BOXING
STOVE LEAGUE BASEBALL - IS
THE SAME OLD STUFF
By Mark Shields -
Throughout these United (except
today) States there is considerable
bitterness being spent today. The
cross and double-cross vie for supre
macy on the ballots. V
But national election bitterness is
a summer zephyr compared to what
will happen whm the National
league next gets into session and
when the time comes for choosing
men to sit on the national commis
sion. Some National magnates and
several connected with the American
league are considerably het up, ac
cording to their statements, over
John McGraw's charges aimed at
the New York Giant ballplayers.
John's criticism is a blot on baseball
and various other things, according
to some people.
A few of the noble athletes con
nected with the Giant payroll have
threatened, it is reported; to quit the
game rather than play another year
under the management of the little
corporal. An apology from McGraw
would placate these fellows, it is said,
and Giant officials are believed to be
trying to get McGraw to make such
an apology.
All of this is fine material for the
American league in cities where the
fight is hot between Ban Johnson's
organization and the, parent major.
Chicago already favors the Ameri
can, but St. Louis, Philadelphia and
especially New York have been giv
ing the National the edge recently.
To further keep the winter league
stove fired up, Johnson and Dave
Pultz are bombarding each other
with statements regarding alleged
clauses in contracts by which play
ers are not paid . during vacations
caused by injuries on the field. Ban
says such a clause does not . exist in
present contracts. Fultz brings forth
a paper embodying such a phrase,
and Ban says it is an old contract,
now obsolete.
The bombardment is causing no
casualties except among the innocent
bystanders who must read the stuff.
After the New York business has
been thoroughly milled over for all
the political capital that can be made
from it, nothing will happen. The
same goes for the Pultz case.
After Saturday's gridiron upsets
there still remain critics who rush in
with predictions of what will happen
next Saturday. The bravery of these
boys must be admired. On what has
happened, so far, our guess is that v
Indiana will swamp Ohio and North
western will be a faded, draggled
Purple after Iowa gets through.
This, of course, is directly contrary v
"to the drift of the dope and com
parative scores, but dope and com-'
parative scores this season are about
as valuable as the Dembcratic vote of
the 25th ward.
Ohio and Northwestern coaches,
learning from what has happened to
Minnesota and Wisconsin, are taking
no chances. There will be no second
string line-ups, no matter how weak
the opposition appears, and each will
try for a clean slate until they -come
together in mortal combat Nov. 25.
Chicly Harley, Ohio state's star
halfback, is to be given a paid-up life
insurance policy by Buckeye grad
uates. Chick should receive this
valuable paper before the North
western game.
Charlie White knocked Johnny
Nelson down nine times in six rounds
at Philadelphia, but Nelson was
standing up at the finish. Nelson re
ceived terrific punishment from the
Chicagoan and was merely a punch
ing bag for the greater part of the
battle. Nelson took a knockdown, in
every round.
Steeplechase Jockey Harry Tanzy
was killed and two other riders were.

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