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take action against Ty Cobb and the
Detroit Tigers because Ty is not
playing in the exhibition tour be
tween the Giants and Detroit There
is a rule of the commission that
forces a club to exhibit at a barn
storming game all of the players it
has announced. Ty is absent to keep
peace between the two clubs, but Mc
Graw takes no cognizance of this. He
wants to punish the American
leaguers because Ty licked Buck
Herzog and did it in a thorough man
ner. The Minnesota boxing commission
has barred Featherweignt Champion
John Kilbane and Matt Brock of
Cleveland. The commission charged
they signed for a bout in Cleveland
when they had already agreed to
stage a fight in Minneapolis.
Sox Seconds 6, Oklahoma U. 0.
Cub second 10, Salina 2.
Brooklyn 13, Red Sox 5.
. St Louis Cardinals 5, Browns 3.
Boston Braves 6, Yankees 5.
Chicago U. 9, First National 3.
Lincoln Cops 11, West Park 7.
.At the regular weekly meeting of
the Junior Baseball league at the
Briggs house last night, 32 clubs ap
plied for membership and were ac
cepted. Nine practice games were
scheduled for Sunday, as follows:
Everleys, vs. Carlisles, 41st and
Chicago; Weeghmans-Afs. Alka S. C,
Lincoln park; Athletics vs. N. U. Ju
niors, 52d and Ogden; Illinois vs.
Postals, 48th av. and Fullerton; Ea
gle P. C. vs. Dunnings, 66th av. and
Irving Park; L B.'s vs. Original Iro
quois, 16th and Hamlin; Zmrzlay vs.
Mitchells, Lawndale and Chicago;
Sir Victors vs. Mareks, Cicero and
Addison; Hartfords vs. Irving Park
Speed Boys, Troy and Waveland.
Ever since George Stalhngs made
liis record-breaking drive for the
pennant in 1914 the Boston Braves
have had to be considered.
They were picked to win in 1915
and failed by a few,meageiLpoints.
r They were picked to win again in
j 1916 and again lost by a short mar
Practically the same team, with
the exception of the outfield, first
base and one or two pitchers as that
which won in 1914 will take the field
With Long Tom Hughes just com
ing into his own the pitching staff is
as good as ever. The southpaw, Ty
ler, is in the best condition of his
career, and Dick Rudolph looks good
again this year, although Dick is
gradually accumulating years and
his small stature may be a handi
cap to him as he grows older. Nehf,
Ragon and Allen all look good, and
Davis, the no-hit youth of 1914, is
getting over his wildness. The best
looking rookie of the lot is Carroll
Crum, a sensation with Terre Haute
yast year, and Barnes completes the
Hank Gowdy, the lanky hero of
1914, will lead the catchers, who
comprise Tragessor and Blackburn,
veterans, and Rice and McGraw, the
McGraw, by the way, comes from
the Buffalo Pullmans, a semi-pro
team which developed Wallie Schang,
and Stallings declares that McGraw
looks better than Schang did when
he broke in.
The infield this year will be the
same as last, with Konetchy at first,
Evers at second, Maranville at short
and Smith at third.
It is a strong infield, particularly
if Evers is not injured or kept out of
the game by umpires most of the
Stallings may have some trouble
choosing one outfielder, considering
that Sherwood Magee will play left
and Joe Kelly, secured from Chicago
on the Mitchell deal, has center
Joe Wilhoit, who can double in
"brass at first, probably will have the
call, and other possibilities are
Twombly, a finished ballplayer from