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'BA'SEBALTPSPORXS OF ALU SORTS BOXING
TINKER BUYS COLUMBUS CLUB
MAY BE CUB FARM v
By Mark Shields
What American ass'h club will
Fred Mitchell buy when he is let iaut
as manager of the Cubs?
Joe Tinker, partially backed by T.
E Wilson, Jocal packer, yesterday
purchased 75 per cent of the Colum
bus club of the association, and will
complete, the deal, probably taking
over the entire, stock, within ten
, days. Joe will manage the team, as
j well as act as president, and may
play shortstop. .
The price made public fpr the 75
per cent is $65,000, indicating the
price of .franchises in the association
has risen since last winter, when
i Roger Bresjnahan purchased Toledo
for a price about half what Tinker is
supposed to have paid.
Tinker has landed on his. feet, as
usual, and is well .placed to make a
good showing in the association. He
may act as a farm for the Cubs,
sending ood youngsters here and
drawing the surplus from '.the North
Side. In the past Columbus has been
a feeding ground for Pittsburgh and
has turned up some good players.
Tinker will also have Peoria of the
Three-Eye league to draw from. He
owns a half interest in that club and
will retain the-stock.
In time the "Chicago league" may
become as. important as the "Cleve
land league," which consisted of
Cleveland, Toledo, Portland and
New Orleans, when Charley Somers
was an American league magnate.
There is no doubt .there will be
close relations between Tinker and
his old associates. Joe is let out as
Cub manager, but he is the gainer
thereby, and undoubtedly was as
sured assistance from Weeghman
and his crowd in any purchases he
might wish to make.
It is significant that Tinker's part
ner in the Columbus club is a local
packer and that one of the biggest
stockholders of the Cubs is J, Ogden
Armour, head of the packing firm
which Bears his name.
With proper management, the
Cubs are in a position o draw the
cream of minor talent now. An or
ganization is being built up that
should show results. Roger Bres
nahan was given preferment last
year in taking the surplus Cub play
ers, and Roger undoubtedly will re-'
turn the favor by tipping the locals
off to good players when he sees
them. Tinker will do 4he same. This
means invaluable assistance to the
Cubs in rehabilitating a club that is
sadly In need of development
As any, one might have known,
there will be no fight between Jess
Willard and George Carpentier- for
the heavyweight championship. Tom
Jones is peeved because Tex Packard
did not deal with him and that is
given as the cause for canceling all
negotiations. But the real reason is
that publicity killed the mill. .
It was driven home that a fight be- '
tween Willard, a giant, and Carpen
tier, a comparatively small man,
would be ridiculous, and that is -the
real reason fdr the affair being
dropped. Instead, of lighting, Jess
will go into the movies and make a
five-reel thriller of -his rise to the
This is more like it The idea of
a champion putting on a "real fight
is something that cannot be recon
ciled with the way title holders con
duct themselves nowadays.
While waiting for the scenario
writers, Jess will go to tJharlestown,
Va., where he has been offered $500
a day for ten days by a., theater
owner. The act calls for silence, on
the part of the champion, who is
merely to show his bulk and bat a
Greek Knockout Brown in a, fight
tonight with Walter Monahan at