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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 24, 1912, Image 13

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Lew .Richie, Cub pitcher, re
ceived a nifty Christmas present,
according to information given
out at the office of President Mur
phy yesterday. As asreward for
winning over 60 per cent of his
games last year, and fractiort un
der 60 per cent the year before,
Lew was. presented with a check
for $1,000 by his boss. This was
in addition to 'the hundred iron
men Richie received for beating
the Giants last summer.
When Murphy issued his fam
ous anti-drink order one of the
Cub players declared that the
Cub. president was the open
handed guy when it came to deal
ing out bonuses, but they never
did the players any good, as there
were always enough fines im
posed to eat up the additional
change. '
Murphy has not given up his
idea of swapping some of the.vet
eran outfield material of the
Cubs. Sheckard and(Leach ate
slated for transfer. Miller Hug
gins of the Cards offered Rube
Geyer in exchange for Sheck.
Geyer is no whirlwind, and Mur
phy turned down the proposition.
Out of the South Side comes
the report that Manager Callahan
of the White Sox is hot on the
trail of a good pitcher now on the
payroll of a major league club.
.Whether Callahari will pay cash
or give players for this pitcher is
not known. The grapeviner is a
good man, able to make good with
any team, but is not satisfied with
his present surroundings. Ping
Bodie may be one of'the levers
Used to, pry the pitcher Joosp. Cal "
is well stocked "with outfielders
and wants to. dispose of. the ience
buster if he gets something worth
while in return.
It has been practically decided,
that the Cubs will train next year
in Florida. A site will not be se
lected until Murphy returns from
his trip south next week.
Pittsburgh has asked waivers
on Mike Donlin. The actor-ball
player will not get out of the Na
tional, however, as he hit over
,300 last year. Pittsburgh may be
simply bluffing to force Mique to
sign his contract.
George Mullin, traded by ru
mor to every team in the big
leagues, has signed a 1913 con
tract with Detroit. le will re
ceive a small salary but a large
bonus if he makes good.
Packey Hommey and Johnny
Lore, lightweights, clash tonight
in New York. Both boys are
comers, and tonight's winner
wants a match with Eddie Mur
phy of Boston.
Billy Papke tarried in Chicago
long enough yesterday to answer
the defi of Eddie McGoorty
Papke promised McGoorty a
match next spring, after he has
settled his dispute with Frank
Klaus in Paris March 5,. Papke
was on his way to, his home in Ke
wanee. An opponent for the winner of
the McCarty-Palzer bout is ex
pected tp come out oi the scrap
between Jess Willard and Soldier
Kearns hi New York Friday
flight, M&Carty has met Willard

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