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THE WASHINGTON TIMES, WEDNESDAY. JAN VARY 20, 1910.
Federal Leaguers Wonder Who Will Pay Their Salaries When Season Opens
FED PLAYERS STAND
AND WORRY WHEN IT
COMES TO '16 FATE
By LOLH 1 A. DOUGHER.
farmer Federal Leaguers arc wondering today where thoy will get
off. Despite the hardest kind of wor!-, Hairy P. Sinclair has been unable
to dispose of more than a handful of Gilmore's gulls. Furthermore, the
future seems dark and foreboding. Tip bi leaguers seem inclined to take
care only of those who were loyal. The announcement from Ban Johnson
that "it would be inadvisable to play Hal Chase at Comiskcy Park next
6ummcr" has thrown a big scare into the hearts of all former Feds
who arc still on a hunt for 191C berths.
Benny Kauff, Bill Rariden, Fred Anderson, Lee Magec, Nick Cullop,
Joe Gedcon, and Earl Moselcy make up the bunch of players sold by
Harry Sinclair to big league clubs, not counting the Browns and Cubs,
which are made up largely of Federal Leaguers. There arc still many
players wondering where they will play when the summer comes around.
Every day between now and April 12 will increase the anxiety of these
loafing players. Harry Sinclair and Jimmy Gilmorc have been unable
to give them any assurance that they will draw any salaries during the
summer. It's going to be a long, dry summer for the Feds.
MINORS ARE STAYING OFF.
Even the minor leagues me stavlns olT
tho Kcds. particular Iv International.
President Barrow's organization was lilt
hard by the invasion of the I-Vderiil
League, and now the Internationals v,
have not'hlns to do with those players
Rho hopped the trace. Wlli.uni 13.
Ttobertson, former inosiil o the UulT.alo
Feds, conferred with Jin Gllr.ioie vc.i
tprday. asklns advke. He paid that ne
had been unable to soil a single plajcr
to the International League c!ul3. mid
that he was "up In the aii " s soon
as April 12 comes, those Federal leaguers
lioldlnc conttacts must bo paid by
flomebodv But 1u3t who will do the
paying la becoming a bis; puzzle.
"Benny Kauff has about decided to
play ball with the Giants, and quit ect
Inc as a clown in tho sporting columns.
Ho says he will sisn n contract cd!llnr
0 $6,000 a year and n bonus of t5."0o in
three annual Installment'?. TliW is the
contract offered him at first, and which
ho turned down with a larso. lat nreei.
Kauff sas ho owoi an attorney S.'.tW,
80 It Is possible that the attornev was
behind nil the bunk handed out foi the
'The New York club will take oyer
Kauffs Federal League contract, as it
has already promised," says Manager
JIcGraw. "but wo have got tluougli
Bamperlnc him. llo must make all ed
vances. He will set his bonuses as soon
as he shows himself amicable. The Xew
York club deals with men. not whining
It is hoped thut Kauff will rend Mc
J Ban Johnson is In the field now boot
Jnjr a player representative on the Xa-
tional Commas on. A year ago liMT, , " ' , '. ,. V . ,,a ""IUI '-
. ..,BuUv.;iuii u canuiaaie In .-am .
Crawtord, the eteran Detiolt outfield
Hjr. After recent rumors of a change
Jn, the mnke-up of the commission. Ban
iTohnson's announcement has doubled
Jritercst. Sas Ban.
"1 haven't given the question of plny
T representation on tho commission a
Jfreat deal of consideration, but it Is
Shore than a possibility of the prospec
tive future. If the players aie given
presentation on the game's highest
tribunal their mah will bo a player from
th ranks One may be sure of that
He will be one who -Kill look after the
interests of the players, but who -will
nlso consider the rights of the mag
natesone in whom all ma repose con
fidence because of his record
"I will go a littlo further and name
one or that character. He is Sam Craw
lord, of tho Detroit Tigei s. Here is a
wonderful ball placr. one who tries to
keep In condition, is not known as a
trouble maker. It not trying to dabble
In a lot of things at once, is loyal to
his employer, has the respect of his
colleagues and H adnrired b the whole
Though it has been denied that Garry
3irrmann will lose his place at the
head of the National Commission, this
very moo seems certain. Jim Gllmore.
former boss of the Feds, may land the
place, according to home, while i;d Bar
ron, head of the International League,
has also been prominently mentioned.
The Brooklyn Dodgers are said to be
utter L'ddlo Rousch, the outfielder wrth
the Xcwaik Feds last season. The
iBraves, Pirates, and Giants are aHo
said to be in the market for this fel-
At least two of ilf I'hliari While
Kox have eprcssed fieir delight over
tiro shortened training .rm scheduled
for the Rowland clan this spiin-r.
Buck Weaver and Jim Scott, doing a
audeville turn, landed in C eland
this week, anil were closeted at omv
With the bapball wrtters.
"I'm happy to have ihat Marathon
trip cut out." sas We.ivet 'It was
too hard on the pitcher, and fellow h
like Scott, Ci'-otte, and Ucnz were
'through' when the la it tw month
lulled around. With a sl.oit train
lng tirp this Keaon, on pitchers writ
hi icady to j,o the whole distant c.
This rrrav mean the pennrnl lou,
' though I'm claiming nothing."
Chicago just breeds baseball mana
gers, just as Pennvlvanin and i alo
breed fool! all n.-iches. Hnrr Xell.
J I 1 llll 1 I t Ull t flltU tlfsi
u rjiliago b
is- b-Ut wrilei, has figured
out the follow ing hunch of managi-r
who have siMed then term1' with di'
fi lent "'iin ago i lull'-
loe TinLei ''incinnati, Whales, ant
FranK I'lianr" f'ubs, Yankees, and
i i. Angeles.
J Frildei .It ne While Son,
lohnnx 1" ;c -I'ubi.
I'm Mm.in- l'liilln".
lames riheil.iiid Ti.ledo
t lev eland
lame. Callahan line .'-o
and I'ii -
I'l Ilnwnid !-nn I'liiiiv.;?! ii
A)att Mvlnlyiu Lincoln te.-tein
Miner llri.wn Slouf'eds
Uoc While Venice and
'ack Madden Loulsille
lucK ilnlme'. Mobile,
and elsi l.c-ie
Lilb diillivau Whlt So
Toi el a.
elstant to Hugh .li nningj at Detroit
Frank li-bell Wh'hlla nnd IJes
ili.lne.i iWcatem Li-a-me)
Johnny Kl.ng !lotn llinvcs.
New Yoik spoiting w i Iters have been
ronductliiK a golf poo) tournament and.
In order to pot some space In the pa
peis, introduced their own "masked
jnarcl Bud Fisher, the caitoonist
ilcfeutnl the masked tnaiAol' e--tei-da
Ptni shoi tl iifleitiiird his identity
was made known It was none ot'iei
than Smiling Bill Imnoian 1Vnoan
plJtcd iiiesseil im like frVnk lie
More win ' time- 'ibles, ,i I'.ns
":!., and a suit of
Tho (omniittee (liaised with merg
ing tho New lnsUmd League and
Kustcin Aitsoclnlion mi t e.storday and
tnlUed and tallti J and talked. Tlic
will meet toijaj and talk and talk anil
talk. They will meet tomoi row and
talk and talk and talk.
Geoige Whittcd, the Phillies' left
fieldci , lias leturned his lfilfi eonti.icl to
President linker, asking for a decided
lift In the figures. He hnu been offered
the same salary he drew down In 1313.
George Is making hi? home In Durham,
X. ('.. and may not have heard that
the Federal League is no moic.
.loe Connolly, once with the Griff men
for a few moments, has signed to play
for the Uoston Braves again.
Raleigh Altelilson, a wild southpaw,
has been turned oer to Milwaukee by
the Brooklyn Dodgers. Mtchlson whs
farmed out to Kid Klbei fold's Chatta
nooga club last ear, but the Kid can't
see him any more.
P.io Bancroft, the Phillies' eiack
Mioitstop, Is to play for the pocket
billiard championship or Wisconsin on
Friday, meeting Ton Faeth, a pitcher
on the Milwaukee club.
The Phillies have signed Thomas But
tle, of Lorainc, Ohio, a southp-iw
pitcher . Buttle woikcd in the Central
.association with success last jeai.
L'tl Bunow. president of the Inter
national League, has entered a pro
test Hguinst this sale of Bobby augiin.
fornnTly ot the St. Louis 1'eds, to Port
land, in Hie Coast League. nugnn
wag a jumper to the Fuels from the
Buffalo Internationals, and Barrow in
sists that he be turned back to Patsv
Ionovan a club. Burrow rs liardlv IIKt-
Thprfi-M nnthln ,. .,'."
In baseball peace settiemtnts.
i.. i..i ..,, ""-"".'. '""'V'"" "..-'i.
Schmidt, the mountainous
first saeker of the Boston Braves, pre
fers to cut steaks and slice ham to
gathering In the coin as a ball player.
It's the simple life Tor "Butch " He
has notifltd .Manager Stalllngs that he
will not report for duty This spring, bu:
will remain in Baltimore and serve
the most delicious: steaks and the snap
piest sausages ever sorstij. rp to tne
hour ot going to press, Schmidt had
not 5 el changed his mind.
Joe Tinker says his infield will con
sist of S.iler Yerkes, Doolarr, and Zim
merman, vlth his outfield composed or
frlacii. .willing, and Leslie Mann. If
Chicago Inns bnlleie this line-up will
win the 1'Jir, pennant In the National
League the other teams will have to
llgure in wieck stories and drowning
accidents Salcr and Zimmerman are
real big leaguers. Flack is said to dc
a better fielder than Knuir. except in
Kauris own personal opinion The
otlrer.i-well. Tinker will have to shake
up his team. If he wants to finish In
tne tirst division.
Johnny Griffiths Wins
From Champion on Points
CLKVLLANl), Jan 26 Johnny
Griffiths, of Akron, Ohio, outpointed
Freddie Welsh, champion lightweight,
by a slight margin. Irr their twelve
loirnd no-deelslon bout hefore a
crowd of ,1.000 heio last night. (Irlf
htlrs assumed the aggressie in most
of the round, while Freddie, except
ing In three of the rounds, plaved
mosll a defensive game The first
half of the hattle was nio.stly a bo'tlng
exhibition, but thr Inter round pro
duced considerable flam-bang stuff. In
tho slMh nnd the tenth Welsh forced
Griffiths to the lopes aftei st!ngin hl'n
with hN wicked left, but Uilfflths kept
w-uu coereu, and tne errimpion was un
able to follow up his ad,int.igr
Harvard Pulls Alibi;
Haughton Says Little
CWMEJIlIUGi:. .Mass.. Jan , -llar-
ml lost its loothall game with i'oi -noil,
its only defeat last season 1k-
i auee the Crimson eleven wi nt into me
contest wttli ono iiunu tied behind U.J
I "n- accomiug io i; w i' mown.
the learn s sti.rleg c ouch, w'n nd-
di'sed a football muss meeting ot un
dergraduntei last uUht 1 1 sanl Head
l.'o'ii'h l'eicj Haughton lndoised that
rontiment Kxpl lining, Brown wild tne
llaiMird eleyen used onl simple pns,
ri'g.nUing the gnrne a3 ,i prfllmiiiar.
lliiighlon who nlso spoke, thicw no
lignt on rhe quettton oi his tuntlnu
auce as head toaeli iif.t season
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Two Positions Will Be
Open to Virginia Team
Orange and Blue Needs Pitchers and a Good Second
Baseman Before Campaign Opens Palmer
Stearns, Western High Boy, Candidate.
CUAn.LOTTKSVIL.LK. a. .Ian 26.-1
VlrRlnIa'3 nrsltv team this ear is
sadly !n need ot p'tchcrs nnd n strong
playei at second base "Pat" Calla.wa
alone lemains to carr the mound bur
dens, while It Is not HLcly that McCall
v. Ill succeed at second. When Coach
Jack Ityan jnhri, around the last of
February, he will begin deciding this
Urun.mond. who pitched several good
games last ear. is not expected to be
in shape. He ii suffering from a "ore
aim. G.unnron, inainitay of thn tam
inco Fppa It'ey left, has completed
his college eon so. It will bo up to
Coach liyan to dig up assistants for
At second base Todd Wool, from last
j ear's scrubs, and Johnny McCall. will
battle for the hnnor Tho other infield
positions are well fled for occupspts.
Cnptuin White at his old position at
first. "Bunny" Berkeley at short and
Ktickle at thlid are a trio haul to beat.
Oatch'ng is well taken care of In Berr
Green and Kin man Lnst year's stuff
Is decreased by the loss of" Billy Fry.
another second stilng catcher, and n
good one, but Fhrrnan showed up tho
find of the cai, and has been keeping
hlniFelf in good condition all w ruler by
iJerkeley will hae nn understudy thl
ear v. ho may ni.iko him hustle for his
job This Is a youth from Westei n
High, at Washington. Palmer Steirns
by name, who was captain of the nine
at that institution lust jear. He is a
good, clesn Pule hittei, and has u good
deal of speed Of course, Berkeley Is
one of the coolest heads on the local
diamond, and is no small notatoes at
the bat, hut ho will have to watch for
hKlauioU Steams hat anothei point
He Is tlm brothor of Charlie Stearns,
onf of the most famous of Virginia
uaseoaii piayerR of long ago. Charlie
was captain of the baeball team of
'fo, when Di Lam leth hid first come
Into piomlnenco at Virginia, and It will ;
be interesting to see whether his broth
er will make the same success as tho I
Allen Thurman also will bo out after!
n place occupied bv a et, first base '
Itenorts an- that Thin man In addition
to his 1 ooting and pigskin prowess, pom- '
scssi no uncertain skill in spearing 'em
out of the sky from marvelous dls
tanceo. and Is also a good batsman. I
Stlckhn is ulmos-t n c.eitulntv nt
thlid I1W work o". the sack Is clean,
his throws low stialshl. and fast His
buttini, could be lmpioved. but is nol
ver b.ul at that
"Nobby" Phillips, hard-hitting, hanl
i mining lleldei. has finished his four
eais of Lollcge ball and will not be
eliKibh thiH hiulng Ills loss will be a
blow to the batting aeiage of the team
' hhriniK .Smith centei u.:ideut-i ot
the l'iH-15 nines, is this ear teaching
i -wciiiiif s Acauemy. Kleliniond, so
his leryRes also are lost to the Vir
ginians. The onl lleldei left is Kd
Niilth. a Mounhls boy who is. .showing
a gieat dial of Imnroyement at the but
The Hi st part of last enr he did not
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fnr .South as Athens. Go . where Cteor-,
gi.i will be met. whilo on the Northern
exodus llHraid. Yale Princeton, Am
herst, .and several others will be met
Most of the games will be plated on'
I -I tube tli Field. Manager Hobertson has
uoi iirninKfii nn iu.iv scneauie, u un
Battling Levinsky Wins
From Reich in the Hub
BOSTON. Mass. Jan. -Battling
Levinsky won his fouitlr fight of the
month last night by getting the de
cision over At nelch. former amateur
champion. In twelve rounds.
Tho Battler tattled Itelch's head all
through the fast milling with a left
hand iob. He boxed so fast that he
had the former amateur bewildered
Kuicli did considerable chasing, but his
blows often fell short, although ho had
the better of two rounds. In tho first
a rtsht to the Battler's Jaw knocked
him against the ropes, and In the sixth,
iieicn caugnt tn uattier witn a lert to
the stomach that sent him reeling
across the i lng.
Most of the time, howeer, Reich for
got to use his rlvht and he made man
wild Mvlni.s with his left which the
Battler ducked easily The llffhtlng bj
Reich wnb often clumsv.
In tho third the men got their feet
tnngled 1 a clinch and both fell to tho.
Iloo- nearly rolling out of the ring. '
Reich caiie up fast, and If levinsky'
had eer icceHed what Reich sent him
it uculd hac been a long good-night,,
but he ducked easily Reich led often
with his left to the body, missing fte
quently. which gave Levinsky a chance'
10 counter wltli a stiff poke to the waw.
Joe StecherWill Meet
"Masked Marvel" on Mat
Xr.W YORK Jmi 2C Joe teehei he
Xebiabla farmer bo whose Kncehold
made liliii a famous wiest'er a few
months aso, will meet the nasl;ed
marvel." .Moit Hcndeison. here tomor
io night The Manhattan wiestllng l
tournament. In tiylng to pre "lit the
niaiel fiom wi.tllng Steelier under j
Jack Pulley's management, disclosed I
that tho maivol s hired at lM a t
week for the tourncj, while Straimler
LewN gets $.XX). I
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Numbers Entertain Club
Roxlnc and wrestling matches fea
tured the annual smoker held at the
Potomac Boat Club last night, with
Lieut Bill Powell acting as master of
ceiemonles. The cntcitainmcnt Is to
day otid a huge success.
Jie Olivet I piloted Buddv Ryan and
Dunriv O Brlen through three rounds
of fast boxing. Bennv Winters and
Shankey Gardner took the floor for
thiec more rounds, after which Frank
Zeiegu and Billy Murray wrestled foi
si.Mcn minute before Zerega worr
Announcement was made of the bene
fit peiformance to be given at Poll'-
Febiuai 7 John Evans is back of the
benefit performance, whiih ii epccted
to b one of t'" big w Intel featuiea of
the ci ib Frank l)udlo . Bryant
Blodgett. James Young, and Althur B
Pierce were among those who enter
tained Claude R Zappone was the leelpient
of a handsome token piesented bv the
membeis of tho Junior ciew.
MIS WQK ONIV
BENZ LETS HIS MOTOR REST
WHILE HE WALKS-
Connie Mack's great team was ruined by too much auto driving, ac
cording to the (stories which are troiriB the rounds. Joe Benz,
White Sox pitcher, also has a machine; a fast one, too. But he is
. not a fellow who autos first and keeps in condition second.
Joe is wintering in Chicago, having taken a flat out in the old Wash
ington Park race track subdivision. Ho lets his car stay in the
garage while he walks all the way from Sixty-second street to
the Loop and return every other day.
"I may be old-fashioned and some of the Batcsville, Ind., ways may
have stuck to me, but I prefer old mare shanks to driving my
machine," says Benz. "The car's all right, but it doesn't help my
pitching any. So I go in for the exercise."
HAL CHASE UNO
RETURN TO LEAGUE
Ban Johnson Says His Presence
at Comiskey Park Would Be
CHICAGO, Jan. 26. Hal Chase, ec
centric nnd star first baseman, who
Jumped Charlie Comlskey's White Sox
to land a lucrative job with the Buf
falo Feds, Is taboo In American
League circles, It Is learned here to
daj. Chase it was said here will find
no opposition on the part of Ameri
can League moguls If he lands with
A report that Chase would land
with Fielder Jones' St. Louis Browns
wss scoffed at today by Ban John
son who said "it would not be ad
visable to attempt to play Chase at
Comlskej's park next seubon "
Tommy Keaton, the Brooklyn FeJ
eral hurler, will be on the Cub staff
next season. Manacrer Tinker bought
the Portland, Ore, product for $7,500.
Scaton's salarv of $7,500 which was
to have run a year more with the
Brooklyn club, will be assumed by
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Prof. Corwin Half Admits Truth
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NEW HAVEN". Jan. M Tnd .Tone.
all-Amerlcan quarterback on Td Coy's
eleven and a man whose nurnc has b"fn
hefore the nubile much lately as like'y
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committee of the Yale Athletic A.ssocla-
To thi repoitcrwho asked him if there
was any truth In the report that Jone
had been asiced upon and that Mike
Sweeney, of HiU School, would come
here ns a sort of physical dlieetoi. Prof,
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