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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 03, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 11

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fcog would be sure to start something
with the Peach, and another fight
would be on the boards. Christy
Mathewson has welcomed Ty and
the latter will be given plenty of bat
ting practice with the National
Leaguers.
The Univ. of Wisconsin will aban
don snrinsr athletics in the event, that
national mobilization follows con
gressional action tor war witn uer
many. A number of the Badger ath
letes are expected to volunteer for
service.
The same procedure will be fol
lowed at the majority of western col
leges, and some institutions are plan
ning to send two or three companies
to the mobilization camps.
De La Salle lightweights won the
basketball championship in the Cath
olic High School Basketball league
by defeating St. Cyril, 19 to 7.
Bryan Downey gave Willie Beech
er an artistic lacing in 12 rounds at
Columbus. Downey struck three
blows to Beecher's one.
Lloyd Jevne, three-cushion billiard
champion from 1900 to 1907, died in
a hospital at San Francisco.
Baseball Scores
Boston Braves 4, Yankees 3.
Red Sox 5, Brooklyn 1.
Detroit 8, Giants 6.
The City Baseball league closed its
schedule with the exception of one
team, eight park clubs being lined up
and seven traveling teams.
Park teams in the City league an
nounced are: White Giants, Normals
(also claimed by Chicago league),
Albany Parks, Hammond, Cicero,
Rex Tigers, Grand Crossing and
Cragin. Traveling clubs are West
Ends, ' Mutuals, Ideals, Roseland
Eclipse, Hurleys, Jake Stahls and
" Galligans.
Young Herman would like to know
why Jimmy Kilroy did not fulfill his
promise to have Joe Koska meet Ray
Wallace. The $100 is still posted as
a forfeit This challenge goes to Joe
Koska or any other welterweight
Jim Callahan has-one of the big-
gest promems on his hands that ever
confronted a big league manager.
It is the problem of doing the im
possible finding a successor to
Honus Wagner.
For the first time in some 20 years
the Pittsburgh club will take the field
without the services of the great
German, one of the greatest natural
ballplayers of all time and the idol of
Pittsburgh fans.
Matrimony and increasing difficul
ties in keeping in condition have
caused Wagner to leave baseball.
Salary was no consideration.
Wagner was the first to realize he
could not expect a big salary this
year and at a meeting in Pittsburgh
several months ago agreed to play
for a largely reduced salary, if he
played at all.
But Wagner will never play Na
tional league baseball again, which
means he will never play baseball
again, and this furnishes Callahan's
problem.
Let's 'see what Callahan has for
the shortstop position which Wagner
hasiilled for two decades.
He has three prospects. Jim Mc-
Auley, Alex McCarthy and Charley
Ward.
At present there is no certain in
dication any one of them will last out
the season, because not one of them
has shown any batting strength.
McCarthy and Ward are brilliant
fielders, and Ward looks particularly
good in this capacity. McAuley
played well enough with Rochester
last year, but may need more minor
league experience.
Right now Dreyfuss realizes he
will have to develop one of the three
into a hitting infielder or go out dur
ing the season and buy another man,
and Dreyfuss knows it is no easy
proposition to buy up good infielders
who can hit and field. Every club
in both leagues wants them.
Spring Lake, N. J. Stanley New
man, 6, bit into golf ball. Acid in, its
center killed him,

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