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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 07, 1913, Image 11

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aging the Yanks doesn't 'seem to
have affected the P. L.'s sanity.
Crane, 17; Schurz, 8.
Lalce View, 15; McKinley, 7.
Lane, 17; Proviso, 6.
, Oak Park, 15; Austin, 1.
, Lake, 10; Curtis, 7.
: St Phillips, 9; St. Stanislaus, 8.
St. Ignatius, 9; St. Rita, 1.
Michigan, 9; Washington and Jef
ferson, 2. t.
- The International Olympic com
mittee has decided to give the tro
phies won. by Jim Thorpe in Stock
holm, last summer to the athletes
who finished second in the events
the Indian won. Which pauses us to
think Tinker might win in the Na
tional League pennant race if the
.other seven teams were barred from
accepting" the flag.
t Director Porter of Philadelphia,
who recently barred Jack Bntton
, from boxing in the Qaiiker city, has
turned down Britton's appeal for re
instatement. Eddie McGoorty has signed to
meet Leo Houck in a ten-round bout
at Denver May 277 McGoorty is train
ing in the Colorado city.
Jim Flynn and Jim Coffey have
been matched to go ten rounds in
New York May 23. Coffey is known
as the "Dublin Giant," probably with
the accent on the dub.
Cus Christie of Milwaukee is the
latest pug to worry along without a
manager. He threw over Teddy Mur
phy and immediately signed himself
to meet George Chip May 15 and Er
nie Zanders May 20.
The big ball clubs are taking care
of themselves pretty fairly, thank
you especially the ones that aren't
content to JJve on their reputation.
So let's have a chat today about the
little clubs.
There's clean, wholesome fun in
watching hired men do your ball
playing. But (whisper) the true rea
son so many thousand bald heads in
this $?wn d9 their sporting that way,
by proxy, is because, plague take
"em, they're getting old. Besides, as
with reforming, it's so much easier
to boss a job than to do it
It isn't in the big leagues, however,
with their high admissions and fancy
salaries, that the national pastime
has its strength. It's in the back lots,
among the "amachoors."
If you want to see real sport; if
you want to observe the human ani
mal at work with all his pores open,
follow your small boy to the nearest
free diamond and watch the kids at
No chance there to pose or pre
tend. What you get Is the game-hot
and raw, with old Adam sauce soused
all over it
And think that, while a few hun
dred high-priced professionals fairly
revel In newspaper glory, there are,
this very day, throughout the United
States, literally millions of tensed-up
amateurs "who get neither pay nor
publicity, but who give all their spare
time and spare change to baseball
with the enthusiasm of a great pas
sion and count it no sacrifice, but,
instead, life's keenest pleasure.
They are the players of the game,
the arch of its support the prop of
its destiny. We want to hear more
about them. Our readers should
know them better. We've tried in the
past to keep pretty closely in touch
with these kids jof Class XY2. But
this year we want to beat the record.
So come on, fellows, and tell us
about it Give us your stories and
your scores. Sure, we want 'em.
Aren't we printing the news?
Loraine A. C. nosed out the O'Mal
Iey Colts, 2 to L, in a pitchers' battle.
Burkhardt of the losers whiffed 18
Power Bros. Juniors wants games
with 12-year-old teams. Phone Man
ager Roy Ifciley, Kedzie 8922.
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A company of livte Americans has
made big money at converting those
frozen lemons of Southern. California,
into pfl and citrate acid.
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