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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 18, 1913, 2, Image 10

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There is a general opinion
that the last ramifications of the
big deal that sent Joe Tinker to
the Reds and Frank Chance to
the Yanks have not been heard
Herrman turned over five
players for Tinker, Loudermilk
and Chapman. The last two
were never considered very great
assets. Without belittling Tink
er, who is a crack shortfielder,
and should make good as a man
ager, Murphy seems to have the
best of the deal. Mike Mitchell
is a good outfielder, Knisely is
another of the same brand, and
Phelan and Corriden are rat
tling infielders. Humphries is an
ordinary pitcher.
Herrman seems to be entitled
to something more. The Ameri
can league has shown it was
ready to go to any lengths to land
Chance in New York, and one,
of the clubs in that organization
may be forced to turn over a man
to Cincinnati. Herrmann wants
pitchers, and a few days ago
made the significant statement
that he would get a good right
hander from the. American.
Shortly after that the Boston
Red Sox let it be known that they
were trying to get rid of Larry
Pape, who made a good record
last year, though it was his first
in fast company. Following so
close on the heels of Herrmann's
statement, it may have been pre
arranged. Washington is another team
that may be forced to cut loose a
pitcher tx the Reds if Pape stays
in Boston. Griffith has much
young heaving material, and
could spare a man or two.
President Navin of Detroit also
seems to have something coming.
As a link in the deal he had to 0
turn over Red Corriden to Cincin
nati, which passed him on to the
Cubs. Navin was paid $8,000,
just what Corriden cost him.
Baseball magnates do not usual
ly sell players unless they expect
to gain something.
Watch for a deal next week
that will strengthen either Cin
cinnati or Detroit.
Hank O'Day is still the old fox.
He turned down an offer yester
day to umpire in the National
League, and President Lynch left
Chicago peeved. Ban Johnson of
the American is also after the vet
eran arbiter, but cannot dicker
with him without the permission
of the National. Hank did not
have a pleasant job as manager of
the Reds last year, but is willing
to try his steering ability in a
smaller league. If he receives an
offer before Feb. 1 he will take it.
Morris Rath, the diminutive
second sacker of the Sox, sent in
his signed contract. Rath made
good with a rush last year and
should be even better in the com-
ing campaign.
Lew Richie, the Cub pitcher,
had a narrow escape from
death when the motorcycle on
which he was speeding on the
Daytona, Fla meach skidded
and hurled him to the ground.
The comedian was ' cut and
bruised. Bill Hinchman of the

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