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BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BOXING
TWO CUB OUTFIELDERS NOT
SIGNED PROTEST CUTS
By Mark Shields.
President Weeghman is going right
ahead with plans for the Cub train
ing trip, despite the fact that some
of his star players are still outside
the breastwork and are not evincing
any intention of signing a contract
at the terms offered them.
Two regular outfielders, Cy Wil
liams and Leslie Mann, are unsigned.
Max Flack is the only gardener of
1916 who accepted the salary offered.
Last season Williams received $4,000
and Mann a thousand more. Mann
was sent a new contract calling for
a decisive cut, and promptly turned
it down, with the comment that he
had played good enough ball to earn
At that time it was indicated there
would be no trouble wrth the ex
Brave and little difficulty was anti
cipated in coming to an agreement
Mann, it is said, told Weeghman what
he would take a sum slightly under
what he was given in 1916. But it
was too much for the new retrench
ment policy to stand.
So far as can be learned there was
no actual break with Williams. Cy
simply didn't like his new contract
and did not sign. Cy is in good posi
tion to dictate terms. Throughout
the winter whenever a trade was
talked of by some other manager in
volving Williams, Cub officials threw
up their hands at the mere sugges-
tion, declaring Williams was the big
outfield star of the league and was
one of the last men the North Siders
would allow to go.
Cy pondered these noble senti
ments and tributes to his prowess,
then compared his salary to what
some of the dead wood received last
year. Naturally Cy thought if he
was such a valuable man he should
'te paid accordingly. Tom Seaton
was given more than twice as much
as Cy in 1916, and Tom hasn't been
praised as one of the main cogs in
the Cub machine.
T,his may be heresy remember
ing those loiters Cy put over the
right field wall before the screen was
erected but Cy has beeii a bit over
praised, and the officials who did it
are reaping the results. Williams is
a good average outfielder, but there
are better ones in the league, and
there are not a few people who be
lieve Mann is the superior of the
long suburbanite, faking all angles
of the game into consideration.
Edward T. Johnson, who for 20
years has had the pop, lemonade,
peanut and sandwich concession at
the Cub park. both North and West
Sides is dead. The funeral will be
held Sunday from his home, 1515 W.
Harrison lights 13, Crane 11.
Englewood heavies 16, Tilden 8.
Englewood lights 21, Tilden'l6.
Schurz lights 10, Wajler 1.
Medlll bantams 35, Austin 10. ,
Senn lights 14, Lake View 6.
Bowen bantams 32, Calumet 2.
Marshall lights 37, Austin 6.
Phillips heavies 21, Parker 11.
De La Salle 42, De Paul 18.
Wheaton 24, Lewis 17. -
Beloit 25, Armour 15. -
New Trier 27, Thornton 18.
New Trier lights 31, Thornton 0.
Oscar Mathiesen, Norwegian ice
champion, set a new world's record
for the mile in St. Paul, 2:34 1-5.
Charles McCourt, Cleveland, re
gained the world's three-cushion bil
liard title by defeating George Moore
in New York, 150 to 122. -
Walter Lauben defeated Peter
Rogers of Bensinger's at Mussey's
room, 50 to 35, in a gameof the Chi
cago Billiard league.
Jack Monroe, whose name will go
down in pugilistic history as the only
man who ever knocked Jim Jeffries