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Baker investigated and found
nothing, but it developed later
that Land's seconds shifted the
bottles before the investigation.
The argument was so watm,
that when Thompson knocked
out Land, Clabby jumped into
the ring and they clashed. Baker
struck Clabby. Friends separat
' ed them and the next day Clabby
went to Baker and shook hands.
On another occasion, Clabby
was boxing Bo"b Bryant and Ba
ker's quick thinking prevented a
catastrophe. He jumped between
the men as Clabby started a
punch that -probably would have
oeen a Knockout, isryant was in
bad shape and a knockout might
have been fatal, as he afterward
died, following a "collapse in the
Baker is a good referee and an
athlete. He won an amateur
tournament in England nd took
honors as an all around per
former and swimmer. He teaches
physical culture in Sydney and is
held in esteem by sporting and
BILLY EVAtfs SAYS
The fact that Manager Hugh
Jennings, of the De'tfoit team, is
a fraternity man, saved "Chick"
Lathers a tart reprimand soon
after he joined the Tigers.
Lathers was a star 'third-baseman
at Michigan university and
could hit the ball. When he grad
uated Jennings signed him and
in the east Lathers delivered the
goods several times, as emer
gency batter. '
Upon the return of the JTigers
for a long home series, Lathers'1
was called uponto save the day.x
A hit meant a tie at least and pos
sibly the game.
v The youngster was opposed by,
a veteran pitcher, who never hav
ing faced Lathers' did not know
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what to pitch. He tried to make
him hit at a couple of poor balls,
"but failed and then laid one 6ver,jt
and Lathers drove it to right, but--the
ball went foul. The next waT
a ball and the next a long foul."-
With the count three and two?1
the crowd was excited. At this&
interesting point, several of Lath
ers' fraternity brothers entered
the grand stand and one emitted11
a whistle, to which every- -menf-3
ber of the fraternity is hono'r
bound to recognize. "' -
For an instant Lathers turned
his head toward the grand stand'7
and in that instant the pitcher'
slipped one across, to the disgust,
of Jennings, coaching at third.
"Don't inspect millinery when
you're up there in a pinch," said"
Hughey sarcastically, as he walk-.-