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If tbe magnate* all had their wuj \
about the winter baseball dope, pro
\lded by the public prluts. there
wuuldo t be a siuglt* fulsome notice
handed a bull player through the
month.* of November, December, Jan
uary. February and March. On the
other hand, the architect* of the sport- j
lng page* would be acting uppropriu
ately if they would < arefuily dig up
every single bone-beau play and every
case lu which one of the diamond
artist* hail failed to deliver the giKjd*.
and Jet out a loud, *iri**ent scream
about It.
That day when the star hitter, with
two out in the nujjh, the beset foil
and the score a tie, ignominlously
struck out, should be recalled to the
public -mind in flaring type. A hne
Stunt for a man paid as he was!
And that afternoon, when the star
pitcher of the club wae knocked Out
of the box, losing the pennant for his
club! It should be regarded as the
ATLANTA. Ga , Jan. 25 Ed. I.a
Fltte la the latest one of the local
colony of ball player* who la said to
be withholding hia signature to a con
tract because of what he considers uu
offer of salary that is too small.
The rise of lui Fltte in the game has
been rapid and he is now slated for
work with Detroit next season, that
is, of course, provided he cornea to
term? with the powers that be.
iatst reason La Fltte was with Jer
sey City In the Eastern league, and
was bought from that club by l»etroa
after he had made an excellent return
with the team that Joe bean managed
When a contract was sent him from
Detroit it la said the Atlanta pitcher
thought the salary too small and for
that reason declined to sign.
La Fltte has not had anything to say
on the subject and the fact that he had
not signed became known through a
lot Fltte from hla early boyhood gave
promise of being a good pitcher. He
got hi* start In the game at Marlsr
college when Joe Bean began to coach
him. Afterwards he went to Tech and
there was the mainstay of the Yellow-
Jacket club. At that Institution the
good work Beun had done In getting
him started was,to be seen. Between
these two thtre developed a strong
friendship and when Bean went to
Jersey City he signed La Fltte. It was
only a short time before he attracted
attention of the big league scouts and
then he soon landed with Detroit.
La Fltte is not a hard man to han
dle, and.lf given anything like what he
considers he is worth will make the
Tigers a valuable player.
Michigan’s Baseball Dates
April 10— Kentucky at Lexington.
April 12—Tennessee at Knoxville.
April 13—Tenneaske at Knoxville.
April 14—Caatle Neights at Le
banon. \
April 15—Vanderbilt at Nashville.
April 16—Vanderbilt! at Nashville.
April 17—Vanderbilt at Nashville.
April 19^--.Noire o**me at Notre
April 24 M. A. C. at Lansing.
April 27 or 28—Wooster at Ann Ar
May I—Notre Dame at Ann Arbor.
May 5—M. A. C. at Ann Arbor.
May B—Notre Dame at Notre
May 13—Syracuse at Ann Arbor.
May 15—Syr*cuae at Ann Arbor.
May 15—Unsettled.
May 22—Penn State at Ann Arbor.
May $6 Wooster at Wooster
May 26—Cornell at Ithaca.
May 27—Syracuse at Syracuse.
May 28—Syracuse at Syracuse.
May 29—Brox*n at Providence.
June 2— Unsettled.
June s—Notre Dame at Ann Arbor.
Both Are Afraid.
Mueh' regret 1m being expressed
about New York by the announcement
that Munager Stallings of the Yan
kees will not allow tilt, men to play the
Reds an ante-season series at Atlanta
this coming spring If the sci lea were
played It might show up either one
of the team*, which is largely the rea
son that It will not be played.
Through service
Detroit, to Jacksonville
Without Change via
Quern & (ml Houle
Mem nailvai
. And Connections
D.Oit., Pen Marq.R.R. 12:20 noen
Lv.Qat., Miclt.Cen. R.R. 12:35 neon
Li.Cin.,Q.&C.Route, SHOP.M.
An.Jaekseitv’le-Seu R. 8:45 P.M.
Dlslm mU OWwrx ■ tlon Car*
Wlsirr T*«rla« Tlrktlv »a sal*
For full particulars addrans
t Pori-at.. f>«trolt. Mich.
most memorable of all hie achieve
ments. The boob! If he‘d only struck
out a couple of men In the pinches,
how different would have been the
complexion of the world’s series!
lu the opinion of the magnate*,
the treatment of Merkle during
winter that 1* now coming to a clote
come* very near the Ideal.
And why?
c _________
Oh! Merely because the winter time
ie the date when the magnates are
signing up their men for the coming
year and the men are prone to keep a
little clipping bureau of the pleasant
things said about them, producing the
same when contract signing day comes
round and submitting them In the
form of a brief whose purpose is the
extorting of a good-eiaed raiee for
the season that is to come.
It's simply a business proposition
on either side. The player Quite nat
urally likes his little salary raise,
while the manager is just as logically
as anxious to scale down the prices
as much as possible, meaning, ns If
I does Quite -often, the difference be
; tween a losing and a winning season
, wh» n the books are balanced in Oct
i Take the hold-outs of the recert
, years in the American league! Haven't
they, nine times out of ten, been the
jstar players of the season in lmrnedl
'ate retrospect?
Who are they this year?
Well, foremost, perhaps. Is big Eld
Walsh, over whom the winter prints
I have gushed to a greater extent than
any of his rivals—the iron man who
has often been styled this winter, the
entire Chicago team. Ed wants s*> 500
and says he Is really two pitchers
And there Is Fielder Jones, who last
| season enjoyed his most effective year
I of recent date and whose team, though
I only mediocre on paper, nevertheless.
! bad a chance for the pennant, right
down to the last game of the sched
ule-a feat of whl« h the public prints
have been singing the praises ever
since snow begau to fiy Fielder
wants fdu.OOO for running the Sox next
Nor should Ix>u Criger peerless
catcher, be forgotten—he who Is being
given credit for more than half of Cy
Youngs effective pitching and whose
doughty exploits in Boston's world’s
championship years are being recalled
to mind quite frequently. Lou is also
among the hold-outs.
Walter Johnson, wonder pitcher
has Washington in a frenzy over his
demand for $5,000. Charlie S< hmidt Is
admittedly a source of worry here in
Detroit. In 1007 Charlies was dubbed
u crtistecean by those who saw hfrn<
only in the world's series This, win
ter he has been getting credit in the
aftermath dope Don't think that
many of these stories go to waste'
Charlie keeps a scrapbook as do most
of the wise plavera.
And the hold-outs of the past! Who
have they been?
Well, In DM)7 Ty Cobb led the
in batting and base-stealing. He was
the darling child of the winter dope j
artists. Did Ty rush to get under
cover for 1908? Or was he finally
(ornered only after half the fans In
Detroit were ready to call in the allen
;vts to pass on their perturbed minds?
Every year they were dubbing
Harold Chase the Infant prodigy be
was boosting the ante and holding out j
till he got It The same was the case ,
with George Stone, after the winter la ;
which everybody was talking about his
marvelous rise from a Bostou discatd
to a SL Louis batting king
But why carry the Illustration any
further? Ihe star players of one year
are nearly always the most reluctant i
signers of the next spring, and the
verdict of the public, as expressed In 1
the sporting pages Is what decides the,
Sporting Notes
>i. A. I'.. 53 1 Adrian, J3.
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| U * A - t. Iraaue Mu■•>«-■ I<>ul|ttit.
Dornmlo nud Ha>ea mill run J 6 u.llr.
*»t St Paul. Feb
I lie \ll ->u in., *l«-r«-uir<l Windsor 111*11.
- '•* tu 11, at b»nk<_tt>ulJ Sltabiru alioot
IliS Mix ha*k«-t».
xrv» l uKhiml nnriinm ar* h«i’klug llr
truli lluat club in It* efToit to laud
tl.f national r*g.ttta ror next > i
Jo li ii u > t.xcr* of the I uln *aya llir < HI.
•oX'> pllxh.ets Would iatliei have Cobb
up In a pinch my time, than Ctaw*
I nut lon tnueli* aain e moat br n *il,r
[ one. Nut Goodwin fins w ithdrawn
ila book after a lux* of tl"Utf'J iti
I .. tli I ft- du) »
Ihr Iwit liooklm arrralrtl mi I li> I‘nrkS
t-»t of trie lyiujalana rat Ins law g«.t
»> »• n . month* apiecr- In tr.r l.astlia
• link Shtcl an-• ■ it**- oit.as nv\t
Ihr Mlt-hiann haakrthall tram mill nal
iripot the Y. M t* A quint from i>*-.
, troit. unlM» th*- la11• • i ifis-nta to
Pa\ iol !r n style which I* unlikCi
Ihr *olvm> la mllllna to ilia ii|i )• arr
■ . a ll r *lp tli M.i f.i, • ,rn «,
i l-agu* Pit 'Th#* uianij iu «*-d >■)
x\ thdr.iwal of th*- Great |,ak* -*
I trau .
I p to dale >flehluun'a fuothnll ai-hrdulr
*it th*- aum*- a« !a*t • n xx r h the *(x
--< rpt 101 lof 1 , auh-tlt lit C-'l of Mai •
I *1 ftte so V a rule ir»• ■ t Tt.uk *l«ii*-j
air a.*o the -n-n~ .«* |.**t j
Mii x 11 roa «m:i it rolled n nr iciimra In
1 1 •• < lt> -ng to irti > w!11 •> if ,»r
rrrot .»n<l 11-triv 11-hlard ;r- pin*G-<-
tfsaeil .. r.- In h„ t v n n* pin
l -»•'»<i' h*- .mil t Wi a ,i mkt*” 1 In'-
1J tri 11 •• main •-omp.-t t|on
X hi-'a n-tilird l’ln*Ms ban hrrn illaeox
rlf-d who «*x « a iittj* FTf.i (oTiT r
t ’ .it .liffr i,a.l rii I 11. ii tV w • l
flvbt la* k l**kfi.a **. j»* t- . |\f,
Os 111* }. *••*.',lf 1 .-.(tri, h! t*. ' If I ,
helm • »inn«-*1 hi* mlt.-l M that
i time i Oh' V*-i » vx.il'
Tannehill All Right Again.
I.ee Tunn* hil . the clever third has**
(man of the \Vj,ii*. 8m has full* re-
I covered hi* h*-nlth and srvvs tti«ir h*
wJH plav in hi* old time form the
' coming season. He hasn't been really
himself for :i couple of sermons owing
to injuries: hut when lie is right he
‘compare* favorablx with an> thlro
i « orner man in the country He has
alregdv slgtuM his contract, which
makes the worries of President so
'misk-v one less ms l» wa* thought that
I ‘ Tan" might give up ib* * a me this
( season
I identity of the nun who are to draw
the high dollar twice «very month rrout
the coffers of the magnates
All over the countr> the rival due s
in diplomacy are now on. 'I he bail
players are usually holding out fi r i
little more lhau the} really deserve,
while their employers are nuiutally of
fering a little less than the players
rtally ought to get The inevitable
compromise usually hits it off about
I’m a good player.' argues the man
whose signature is so earnestly de
"You're lucky to be holding a Job
c/lnd Everywhere 7 hat Jeffries Goes the Mob
Up and Says, Altogether, Like his
No more, according to present indi
cations, Will the little arena of the
Windsor Athletic club respond to the
cheer* of the loyal Canadians aa’they
encourage Georg* lAruthaui. chaiupiou
of Nova Scotia, iu his efforts to lain
the everlasting stuffing out of liis*op
ponent No mure will George be
spouting his defiance to the world
through the Detroit spoiling pages.
Georg** recently droppeJ away from
his reguiai haunts. is now col
le* ting and disseminating souveuir
postal cards from Chicago, 111.
How long will be his absent e from
the Michigan metropolis remains -o
he *e-n. but th- tone of Georges let
ter indicates that the period will he
of i-orn*- 1-iigth, and th-n *'>mr
But perhaps he will change his
(W-ori<H Co< Kill, baseman
whom Detroit tiled out la»i spring. it*
to go to hr. Jimmie <'an* > * Montreal
'lab of the Kaste.n leuaue acrordlUK
t<» lutin' report* In the etttimation.,
of tlui.se who saw f'orkill'H work with
Detroit and with the chumplon \S 1 1
11 uni x port club last year, lit- in a bettei
lia'sM;un. base im ioi and fielder than
has 'haj *■, trdiails of the initial Via
thill in the big leagues at present.
Cot kill ti.is an lion need hl«* retire
Horn the grtute\ tn take Up ht •'
profession as siuetural steel ehgt
neer. bm ium y rnn.-t believe he Js
klm* j bails*; this determinatioti
Don't Get l Divorce.
A w st< rn J\ul?e granted a divorce
on nc'iMtit of tll-t* mper and ba I
breath. In Kins'* N*w l.lfe pill*
would have pie v»dif**d it. They curl
Constipation. eaiibiiur bad breath a.ot
Liver lioulile, the llldeinper, dispel
fold*. banish, head a he*, ronqu*? r
*hillh. At K (’ Klttsel, Central Ur ,4
Cos , Cray 4 Wor< est«,r. »
Kid Basketball Teams, Attention.
An> team of ba>k*dba!l Averaging
round I‘J sears of age rail H'T a Kahi
li) tailing tip Manager Hi ire Cart) u;
■Lb* Champlain A C, at L -juu J.
lu this league.' 1* always the vein of
aigumdnt from the magnate
But, after it's all settled, the player
ir variably confesses his belief that he
might have done a b>t better last year
and will enow it irw his work in the
season to come, while the magnate.
Icckecl in the seclusion of his office,
heaves a sigh of relief and congratu
lates himself that he has at last under
contract the man whom he regards as
the most valuable in the business for
the purpose for which he is employed,
and a man who, if he had his just de
serts, would really be accorded tne
crown in all baseball.
Sunday’s All-Time Team
Catcher*—Ewing, Kling, Kelly, Bre*-
Pitcher*—Clarkson, Mathewton, Gal*
vm. Walsh, Breitenstein, Brown.
First b***e—Anson, captain.
Second base—McPhee.
Third base—Denny.
Lelt field—Ed. Delehanty.
Center field Lange.
Right field—Cobb.
Utility Infielder—Lajoie.
Utility outfielder—Donlin.
In the S' I.ouis Tiroes Hal Laufrgan
states that Roger Bresnahau would
make a ten-strike by landing Jimmie
Barrett, the old-time Detroit favorite.
Buffett and Bresnanan have beet*
mgoiuting f >r some time and Indica
tions point to the attainment of an
agreement. Barrett's knee is appar
ently entirely recovered.
Wrestler Ha* a Challenge.
Harry Davis, a middleweight wrest
ler. w.tn's a match with Clyde Bleak
ley. or any other local or state grap
jd* r ID* Is under the management
of Bennv Klock, who can be reached
at M 5473 or City *-»*♦;.
Only 37 Ion? Shots dome
In front in 7,0(10 Bates
Out of more titan 7,<*OU racej
run on Xnierlcan tracks during
IHpk util) J 7 winner* were quot
*’d a - odds of 4u to 1 or better.
The longest priced winner of
last year was i'**rcy Oreen. who
scored at Louisville last May at
odils of I3i> to I, tire price paid
by me pari-mutuel machines,
whi(’l) were then in use at ail of
the Ki’titieky tracks The *onljr **
ImiM'S to win at lUd to l were
\llevirttor ;t«ud Col. Jewell at
Santa Anita; Semper Vera and
Miatiflei at l.atonitj. Auffual
lielmon l s Kield Mouse, who
won at Belmont park last
spring was quoted at Hu) to 1
li\ a few layera. but the general
quotation was tJO.
rii.M rt nrn n ** to m nun
I A/ 'ii »t.\ r.M K.\, i« ant*ed to rura
•n> ia»* •»f |i< hiiik Hltnd. Bieadtng or
Pounding I’ le* in « to 14 day* ®»
Lew n rsfandsd. 100.
We'll Not Argue
' This One Yet
In the Cleveland New* lid Bang ex
presses the opinion that the return of
FJick and Turner will do more for the
Naps next year than the acquisition of
Bush and Moriarty for the Tigers
When the two Napland invalids show
that they are as good as ever—against
which it is safe to lay good odds—
Mr. Bang Vv.ll be given an argument.
Bang also asks what manager would
think of trading Flick for Moriarty,
and Turner for Bush.
It s case to say that Clevsland for
one would be tickled to death at any
such chance, and would be ready to
give a little SIO,OOO to boot And it's
just as safe to predict that Detroit
would scorn the proposition.
Incidentally. Mr Moriarty’s firet
name is George, not Mike.
ST. i.OI'IS. Jan. 25—8i1l Bailey,
the Brown's southtpaw, is one of the
first to sign up for next season.
Bailey made a poor show ing as a box
man last season, but his health was
poor. He writes from his home In
Texas that he now weighs around .the
180 pound mark, and la In good play
ing form already. __
ok km i ii. laoa
Kdll*d lo JAMRS K St’LLI\AN.
P'' sldent of the Ania
■ t ••
B t
1 1
At Ic Almuna<
ta i > a full statist Pal rvpot t of the
of ito*. K-pP-t'- with photographs
i , for, p Mtshrri l*rl«-r 10 tr»l»
\t all newslanda and
\. 4.. ttl'l l.fll VI i .1 II It I Ml.,
■•r, I W iiiNiairil Mr,
• o
New Store. New Merchandise,
‘’Seller of the Best Clothing in the World for the Money." Janjj^
I * THE «'.!»« Baseball * lub Incorporated If sou please. mid composed al
* must entirely of veteran aiuaivuis whui« D«ni«« have been familiar to
ithx world <>f lu« rfl mid IndtpriuUiil bull thro'%h Michigan foi goodness
; Know* *w map) years. Detroit luii probably an ot gatxlsatloii that la unique
. in ilie wui id of iiKU t Thbr* la some unlntan*
1 ttonal humor In th* opening sentence of tha ar*
itoi \l» rill-: UcUa of liiiorpoiillun, recently adopted which
\\*i »»' 'open with the statement. We. the und*r*tgn«d
i * being of age. but nevarthele»*. there la no team
♦ in Michigan oulaldi the Petrolt Tlgeia that haa
■* license to gel gay with theae saui* vet'iuna of the game, and. when It
cornea to aoc'.al sessions. the Puss,ha* tlie* Arid to ltaelf. The laat feaat of
reason and tloii of soul took place at a Bille mfr out on the east aide
vvh*r*. gathered around the lunch table auch men a* John Kelaev, Kliner
Smith, John l*oilge. Georg* 1 Md'lai*. Pharllo fluthard. Sam Vick. and
ot he ta, u .»>*<• name* are household Wurdi in Michigan haaehall, awapped
>.ii n» of exploit* of the past and exchanged vi. w » on the policies of tha
f utui e.
Mr Ke’.«e> started the ball rolling with one that hulks t>a< W nobody
' knew- or cated to figure out. how many yturs Into the past
Ktlaey had scheduled a double header at Uattle freak that aeueon for
July * The pett oilers aon the morning half handily, and Kelaey hustled
; down town to meet the pitch*! who was, coining out from Petrol! to heave
the afternoon combat The ttaln had gone before he regihed the station,
however, and was In despair until tnfoiuud thgi his pitcher might be found
at a well known br*werv hran* I ilow n tin sti*et. No names were mentioned
In Kelsey s narrative. but a stalwart athlete a* toss the table was unable
to suppress a blush.
The manager went down to Investigate and found his heav.i, feet oa th®
bar. engaged In a most convivial sv.ston with Ed Kagan, then captain and
tlrst battel of the ttullir freek club
Pom* away said Kelsey. In a whispered ..inference ‘ You've got to
pitch the game toduy. _
• Helslf responded the heaver. "Don't you see whut I m doing to r.agan .
He'll be drunk In u minute or two'
Kventuully Kelsey got his man away He .u» a nil the worae for war
but Insisted h* was In perfect shape to -itch. They lined up for the *ft*r
lu.un game and Kagan faced his frh nd ..f the noon-tld. tussle. The pitcher
wound up and curved the hall over the plate, hot his swing carried him off
his feet and he fell Mat on Ills face Eagan took a lerrlM. larrup at the ball,
missed It by a foot, whirled round and also lost his equilibrium. .The two
tlgrad dartanc*. prona on i • ground « •»"«*"« th.
freekltc wa* summarily yanked out of the g-me Th. Petrolter was a hit
wobbly for an Inning oi two and Hon pitched grand hall through the rest
us the combat.
H. re John Lodge took the Moor.
I was manager on* year and were piny it g An •"'*h■ • M • vv..n t*•
rt-st game and th* next morning 1 couldn't tin.l a solitary member of my
t, am round the hotel The clerk told me they hadn l been In all night 1
found t* *ni a few doors down the *u r- t where tin y weie dallying wth
oil. lie soda water
That u'lernodi we gave the hlg crowd n disgusting practice and I heard
somebody In the bleachvts say. Tlnni Petrolt fell, is >» all’ drunk today.
Wf IS W*n ea»\
y\ ell. t‘ e Mist Au Sable batter hit a terrific drive down the third base
line Pommy II idson made a dive for :t. speared It in his bate hand and
Moated It over to Buff Pucharme. b.attrg the rur.net a nice step The next
man ip lined one through the box a mt.e 4 tn!t. te. I'alhei Kit spat rick who
was playing h.s last year befor*; entering tie priesthood ruejn and over, made
a wonderful stop and threw with his eyes shut, on a Urn Pu» harrne left the
t.p of Ills left tor on Mist hag r«-a.die<l out Into the .atmosphere With ms
light hand and caught that hall In two fingers The third man hit a lm*
drive Into deep renter John Kelsey set his back to the plate, turned lust In
time In the middle of his sprint, an.l fp'-mej the hall In hi* gloved hand A*
we .uine n 1 heard that voice from'the bleachers again hut I won t repeat
what It said , . ,
Pouge. Twomey was catching that dav Just outside the right n»'j
f.-ruH w..* the Methodist . church. On the Mock bordering th* left held fertc*
stood th. Presbyterian house of worship Tb.- Mrtt time up Pmlger' knocked
a few siates off the roof of the first mentioned edHl. e The next time h*
smashed a pane of glass In tin* oth.r house of wot ship
I'm 4 good CatholU but Impartial In the way I regard Protestants of
all sorts.' said IVtdger when he,returned to the bench aftei the mom! drive.
Where in Max** is the Baptist cliutch lii this let* burg
We are perfe- tly willing to hear Mr. I! ing of Kiev, land asking "'her.
In th* wut .t * th* manage! who would trade young Good* for Ty C»w H
must he awful to get as strongly partisan as tnat
Hilly Halley is a courteous young mar. and all that. >4o* we m Petrolt won t
ytrl**\e if tls Brow n pit. *.n • alleg'd tin tease .n wight continues till ti*
g*-ts fatly degeneration* of the l.catt.
0 -
The writer wants to go on record under his own signature w.t'i l
statement that half the American league managers who waived claim n
George Cockll.l of the Tigers are making the supiefne blunders oT Ihelt ca
ollle Pickering and Case* Schreck engost are going to pick all-time taaijfs
for tlds page In the hear future Watch ror them: They will give mot*
opportunity for a rave and With Just as good an excuse as the »- lections of
Billy Sunday, who, for a few seasons, held a job Oil a ' h lea go ilt b.
They ure beginning to debate the Kiawford Cobh question outside ' >•-
trolt now. Without attempting to give any formal pinion on the mattei. P*-
trolt sentiment concedes that It's honor enoueh sot *!»h.*r of them to b*
compared to the other
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