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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 24, 1913, Image 10

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Manager Callahan of the Sox
has confirmed what he said a few
days ago. The South Side leader
emphatically denies that Harry
Lord will be traded, and adds the
stories published in the East may
be an effort to worry the Cap.
Lord is a good batter, fielder and
baserunner, according to his man
ager, and can make good in either
the outfield or infield. Cal also
said Harry might be ssen on third
base when the season opens,
though the team is stronger with
Zeider on third and Lord in the
Old stuff! Negotiations for the
fight between Packey McFarland
and Jack. Britton are off, because
Packey wanted too much money.
Dan Morgan, manager of Britton,
refused to agree to a $6,000 guar
antee for Packey. Morgan was
willing to split the fighters' share
of the purse even. Grafanola Dan
says McFarland's demand is his
slick way of running out of the
Charley Murphy of the Cubs
and Miller Huggins, manager of
the St. Louis Cards, were in con
ference in Cincinnati yesterday,
but both men denied they had
talked trade. Huggins, however,
declared he would not part with
Konetchy or Sallee, two men
Murphy wants. Konetchy will
play with St. Louis or take a
year's , vacation, according to
Steve Ketchel of Chicago and
Pal Brown staged a real fight in
Superior, Wis., last night. Neith
er was afraid to take a chance and
swapped punches. Ketchel had a
slighshade on his opponent.
Fred Snodgrass, whose muff of
a flv in the deciding: game of the
world's series started the Red Sox
on a rally that landed them the
title, has signed his corttract with
the Giants. Snodgrass says the
contract calls for an increase in
Fred Snodgrass.
salary. Some fans may laugh at
this, but we'll take Fred's word
until he is proven wrong. It is
McGraw's way. One error does
not sour him on a player if he
thinks that player has fighting
spirit. Fred Merkle and Rube
Marquard are examples of this.
When Merkle failed to touch sec
ond and gave Chicago a cham
pionship he came in for a hot pan
ning, and fans thought McGraw
would send him to the minors at
once. But the night after the
game, when MeTkle came into
McGraw's bowling alley, John
was there with the glad hand and-

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