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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 12, 1912, Image 22

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Yesterday's sessions of the
two major leagues marked, the
completion of half of a baseball
trade that will be oneofhe hig
gest deals pulled off in years be
cause 'of the importance of the
men to 'be shifted.
Joe.JTjinker has at last become
manager f the Cincinati Reds.
The Cub shortstop, with Catcher
Chapman and Pitcher Louder
milk, was yesterday traded to the
Reds by Murphy for Mitchell,
Phelan, KriiseTy, Humphries and
Corriden. Garry Herrmann se
cured Corriden from Detroit for
$7,500 after the other American
League clubs had-waived on him
and switched the red-haired in
fielder on to tlie Cubs.
As a result of this dicker Frank
Chance will be the new manager
of the New York Highlanders.
This was definitely settled when
seven National League clubs
waived on him in, return for the
American doing the same in the
case of Corriden. All that remains
is for Chance and Owner Farrell
to get together on terms. Chance
will still remain a big figure in the
baseball world and will be better
off financially than he was as
leader of the Cubs.
The Cubs get some good play
ers in return for Tinker, Chapman
and Loudermilk. Mitchell and
Knisely are two good outfielders,
the latter a youngster -with a good
batting eye. Corriden is a better
infielder than Phelan.
Charley Murphy paid the pen
alty for his attack on President
Lynch and his tempermental ac
tions in once ducking out of the
trade with Herrmann. He has se
cured five players, but he has lost .
Chance and Tinker in the shuffle
and these two were worth more
than the whole Red team. Even
should the new material make
good, and it is probable that ridt
more than three of the placer's
will be retained, Murphy has been''
stung good and proper. There is
no sadness over this.
Many fans have been unable to
understand why the American'
League owners have waived on a I
player who was worth $7,500 to
Herrmann. There would be some
mystery in this were the player v
not Corriden. Rett, however, had
a slim cftance to make good in the
Arnerican League. He was play-
ing third with St. Louis two years
ago when Larry Lajoie beat out '
seven bunts in one - afternoon, .
thereby coming within a fraction
of a point of beating Ty Cobb for
the batting championship. There
was a near scandal at the time,
and'Corriden was released ty the -Browns.
He was later picked up
by Detroit, hat President Navin
found he had a white elephant on
his hands. Cobb had no love for '
Corriden, and there Was danger of '
dissension that would rip the Tig- -ers
wide open. Navin is""practi-
cally $7,500 ahead. !
Chance will probably receive l
more money as manager of the )
Highlanders 'than any other man- 5
ager in the business except Mc- '
Graw. His contract will call for
$18,000 a year for five years and

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