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BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BOXING
Frame-Ups Are All Right When You
Collect the Coin.
National League to Have Its Usual
War McCue Trimmed.
' A Greek wrestler, Demetral, is in
jail on a charge of getting some
money from a man through a con
fidence game in a fake wrestling
match. One wrestler more or less in
jail will not shake the community,
but the surrounding circumstances
go to show why some fighters and
According to the story, Demetral
was to go to an Ohio 'city and wres
tle an unknown. The Greek would
be a favorite. So he explained to his
victim that a soft piece of money
could be picked up. The victim, who
thought he was really putting some
thing over, was to bet $4,000 on the
unknown, getting good odds, and
then Demetral was to lay down. They
were to divide the loot.
But the plans went astray, and the
backer of the Greek was stung. Im
mediately he arose in righteous in
dignation and claimed he was the
victim of a frame-up. Demetral was
arrested on his complaint.
From where we sit, the man with
the $4,000 got exactly what was com
ing to him. He was trying to put
something over and got stung at
his own game.
A whole lot of talk is heard about
"arranged" wrestling . bouts, arid
most of it is founded on fact, but
if these sure-thing bettors get stung
they should take their medicine.
Demetral is equally made the goat
in this instance.
If the gent with the $4,000 had
made a clean-up he would have kept,
mjghty 'quiet about the agreement he
is alleged to have had with the wres
tler. As is the case in all wire-tapping
schemes, the fact that thejnan
stung was really trying to putover
something on his own hook is over
The statement) authorized by Pres.
Murphy of the Cubs, that baseball
magnates will refuse to treat with
Dave Pultz, president of the Players'
Fraternity, on the demands of the
players for better treatment, may
mean that there win be some ex
citement at the meeting of the Na
tional League after all.
Fultz is not an active ballplayer,
according to Murphy, and should not
represent the men. The attitude of
the players themselves on that ques
tion was settled recently when they
re-elected Fultz. Dave is a former
star, but now a lawyer. His legal
training enables him to cope with the
guile of the managers, who are in a
class by themselves when it comes
to inserting jokers in agreements.
A fight is imminent if the National
magnates refuse to hear from Fultz.
The question involved is not moment- ;
ous, but a National League meeting"
without a fight of some kind would
be like golf without cussing. It can't
One man was killed and 35 were
injured yesterday when the. bleachers
in Tulsa, Okla., collapsed during the
Sox-Giants game. Players assisted
the injured spectators.
The Sox won the game, 6 to 0,
Walter Johnson pitching invincible
ball against the Giants. He fanned 8.
Mathewson started against him, but
quit after two runs had been scored
in the fourth.
That George Stovall has been
humiliated in St. Louis with the ap
proval of Ban Johnson of the Amer
ican League is practically admitted
in the latest statement from Branch
Rickey, new manager of the Browns.
Johnson has been on StovalPs trail
ever since the latter used an umpire
for a cuspidor last summer. He sus
pended the then manager at the time.
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