along with a4enial-;andrsays b,got a
full share., HuBrejoicui;.umong
bartenders.. r' Cfz&"
Minor league magnates, aigej-sd
grabbed,o'fly iie'mapors at5irait
price, are t) 'flghtforegiskrF that
will protect hem. Jf tKeyarC Jose
their stars tfieminQfs..'nj the
equivalent Injcpin. SJ 4 . '
leen major eauejciuogpt
, CJaYk Griffith" ,' .
.names of payers IntoaJiat'and drew
out If' there was one stanqn ,a?team
and, two or three other players .of
more than average abilityHhere was
a chance-that the star wouJoVriqtbe
drawn. For instance: J
Suppose the minor club in' question
was. Milwaukee. 'Suppose,- further,
Larry Chappell lad been hejd to the
close of the seas6n. Then, the Sox
would put in a draft for Chappell, and
the Cubs and Giants would put in
drafts for Blackburne and Pitcher
Hovlik, respectively. 'In the draw the
Giants would be' victorious, taking
Hovlik. This would stilHeave Chap
pell with 'the Brewers, and he could
be sold. . - r
Under the new system the draft
is 'executed by clubs. The fortunate
major .club, gets the privilege of tak
ing its choice of the minor team
whose'name it drew from the hat.
The Chappell case is not a fair in
stance, probably, as Larry had pre
viously been sold, but it explains how
the plan works.
Some minor clubs who held out
for stiff prices "for their stars were
forced to turn the men overat the
draft) price, as they were not warned
before ttie draft meeting that the
system of drawing was to be chang
ed. At a .meeting of the minor league
magnates a fight will "be made on the, -new
Willie Ritchie' is in with a whoqp
that he wants to meet Harlem Tonr
y "Murphy in a twenty-round bout
on the coast New 'Year's Day. Ne
gotiatipns for the match are on, and T
outside of the weight question, the -money
split the referee and a few
minor items like that, nothing stands
In the way of the bout
' Ritchie says he believes Murphy is
ripe for picking, taking the New York
lad's fight against Packey McFarland r
Frankly, we don't believe Murphy r
will getthe bout Johnny Dundee has -arrived
in-New York, with his man-
ager, and they claim to have an offer
of $14,000 for Ritchie from a coast "
promoter if the champion will agree
to ta"ke on Dundee. That is some '
coin, more than Ritchie woujd get for
a bout with Murphy. But prize fight
money is one kind of currency that ,
is elastic. Dundee may have tacked
a cipher onto thd pure offer.
Christy Mathewson, it is reported.
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