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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 21, 1913, Image 10

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for a 1914 pilot Jake Stahl was talk
ed of, but Brooklyn experts do not
think the former Red- Sox is much
of a manager. Bresnahan's nomina
tion was received with acclaim.
President Murphy parted from a
large wad of coin-, to secure Bres
nahan's name to a three-year con
tract, and the annual salary of the
big fellow is another big item. Wheth
er Murphy is pleased with his bar-
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Roger Bresnahan.
gain is a mystery to which no one
but the Cub boss holds the key.
Frequently during the past season
there were reports that Murphy
would let Bresnahan go to one of
the weaker teams if it; would assunfe'
the contract, which is a three-year
one, at 7,500 a season. It still has
two seasons to run. A bonus of $12,
500 was paid the Harp for signing' a
Cub contract. Murphy would also
want some of that money back. He
could get it either in straight cash of
in players.
Roger is not as popular here as
Murphy hoped he would be. Evers is
hot very friendly to him, and the
fans cannot see him stacked beside
Jm Archer as a receiver. Bresnahan
did wonderful work with the young
pitchers of the Cub staff during the
season of 1913, and was in large
measure responsible for the good
showing of Bert Humphries- and
George Pierce.
" Murphy may figure that these boys
have learned enough of the rudi
ments of the' game to get along with
out Bresnahan's help now. They can
turn in a good account of themselves
when pitching to Archer. Tom Need
ham is also around, and, though Tom
is through as a regular, he has seen
long experience, and carries an old
head on his shoulders. He can prep
kid pitchers.
The geenral belief that Bresnahan
was to become manager of the Cubs
has been killed by the signing of Ev
ers for 1914. John made a decent
showing with the team last year, and
there is no reason to shift. He gave
satisfaction, and prospects are he will
do as good, if not better, in the future.
Young catchers are needed on the
West Side. All three members of last
year's regular staff are veterans, and
Archer is the only one who can be
counted on for daily work. Bresna
han still has excellent baseball left
in him, but he would be willing to
quit and take a bench job as man
ager. The time has come to rebuild the
Cub backstop corps. At least one
veteran must go to make room for
the new blood. Bubbles Hargrove
joined the team late in the season,
and seems to have-the groundwork
of a good receiver. An effort will be
made to land another kid maskman.-
Archer is a fixture, so either Bres
nahan or Needham must be disposed
of. If Murphy can get a good trade
for Bresnahan, then Roger will be the
boy to depart. Needham is valuable
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