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BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BOXING
"WHY HOME FOR AGED PLAYERS?
CO TO MINNEAPOLIS
By Mark Shields
Ban Johnson -wants to set aside a
certain sum from the surplus earn
ing of baseball each season to sup
port a home for superannuated play
ers. This in spite 6f the fact that Can
tillon's Minneapolis club is still run
ning full blast
This is Ban's reply to the Baseball
Players' fraternity and is intended to
Show that the clubowners are not
trying to beat down the player. But,
on the other hand, where is the sur
plus coming from? Sevecal club
owners have been cutting salaries
because they lost money recently.
Ban would have a sum taken from
the world's series receipts, which
would cause a howl from the two
clubs which might get into the
Asa matter of cold fact, this home
for aged players will never amount
to more than talk. It is intended
only for a backfire against the fra
ternity talk. '
Pres. Weeghman, after his out
burst against Jimmy Archer, was
auiet vesterday. Evidently some one
with sane judgment informed the.
North Side boss that he would make
himself ridiculous knocking Archer
as he did.
If Jim was so bad as he was paint
ed, then he wasn't worth a thing to
the club. Around the circuit the fans
generally do not realize how far
Archer has traveled ,on theN back
stretch and they might not put much
faith in Weeghman's words. They
Would think Weeghman, 3vas merely
panning a fellow who was trying to
get all the' money he could.
Cub playeYs who returned their
contracts are standing firm, as is the
club and matters are deadlocked.
Much comment has beer heard
the past day or two about Mike
Prendergast's salary. He received
$1,500 last season and will draw
double that amount in 1917. Mike
had to hold out for a time last spring
to get even $1,500, and thi3 while
some' athletes with merely gloves
and names as their assets were
drawing four times as much. Mike
earned a bonus in 19,16, .compared
to what some of his -fellow pitchers
Any one who is planning a day off
to attend the first game of the sea
son, can go ahead with the arrange
ments with fair assurance that a
strike will not disrupt the program.
To succeed, a players' strike must
have the support of the fans, and it
is doubtful if this support can be se
cured, or if it is justified.
Sympathy between men who work
hard with their hands eight hours a
day to get $5 and fellows who play
for a couple of hours each afternoon
for six months and get from $4,000
up is hard to arouse. There was a
time when the white slave label
might stick on the athletes, but that
time is past.
New Trier 22, La Qrange 20.
New Trier lights 35, La Grange 12.
Morton 32, Riverside 12.
-Riverside lights 18, Morton .7.
Calumet lights. 13,-Englewood 10.
Staymr 46, Austin A C. 12.
Wells Park 27, Pulaski 11.
Luther 22, North Ends 16.
Seward Park 22, Dvorak Parks 13.
Hamlin Comets 19, Schneider 13.
Crane lights 10, Schurz 9.
Schurz bantams 16, Crane 9.
Chi. Boys' Club 22, Cres. A. C. 5.
Indiana 12, Iowa 7.
St Patrick defeated De La Salle,
12 to 9, in flygame of the Knights of
Columbus Indoor Baseball league.
James Shea defeated Ben Klatch
er, 50 to 48, in a game of the Chi
cago Billiard league at Mussey's.
Chicago and Northwestern bas