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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 23, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 10

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Once again the present amateur
eligibility rules have removed a Uni
versity of Minnesota football captain.
Loren Solon, f ullback-andchief of the
Gopher eleven, has been found guilty
of playing summer football and bar
red from athletics. In 1911 Capt
Earl Pickering ;was declared ineligible
on the eve of the Chicago game.
Solon, in common with other ath
letes, signed a paper saying there
were no blots on his amateur stand
ing, and it is posible this will result
in the movement for his expulsion
from college.
It is only another outcropping of
the antiquated rule against summer
baseball. The amateur eligibility
rules are necessary up to a certain
extent, but discretion should be used
in interpreting them. The rule
against summer baseball is a dead
letter. It is well recognized that
every athlete who needB the money
and has the ability plays baseball dur
ing the summer time. His greatest
crime at the present time lies in get
ting caught
There is also a suspicion that pro
fessional talent may disrupt the Illi
nois team. Questions have been
raised about ihe amateur standing of
Potsy Clark, star quarter of the .Zup
(ke eleven. Clark was out of the
Ohio State game last week, the re
sult, it was said of injuries. -But dur
ing the past week stories 'have been
coming from Urbana about the mark
ed improvement In the work of this
crack ground gainer, and there was
apparently no doubt that he would be
in the Northwestern game.
Now comes an eleventh hour an
nouncement that Clark will remain
on the sidelines. Something besides
an injury is believed responsible.
No, "capitalist" having a loose six
bits, the Cubs were not sold in the
past 24 hours. Some of the fans who
believe these sale stories are now
"oming to the conclusion that they
are the ones "sold" when they fall
for such yarns.
At any rate, Ban Johnson is turn
ing the spotlight on himself and a
.fine little three-cornered row is in
prospect Both Charley Murphy of
the Cubs and Jim Gilmore of the
Feds are aiming their typewriters at
the pudgy boss of the American A
league, and getting home some hot
Murphy infers Johnson is at the
bottom of stories about the sale of
the Cubs and says they are started
to distract attention from what goes
on in the rival organized league.
Gilmore is sore because Johnson
inferentially charges worry over his
holdings in the Federal league has-; -tened
the death of Robert B. Ward,
owner of the Brooklyn team.
It looks like a lively winter, with
column after column of the usual
bunk from the magnates. And then
they'll wonder next spring what's the
matter with baseball.
There is a swell chance that Frank
Baker, former third baseman of the
Athletics, will return to baseball next
year, but not in a Mackian uniform.
Connie Mack went to Baker's home
the other day and conferred with the
home run king. That much the
lengthy manager admits. The out
come'of the talk is still unknown.
Mack, it seems, wants to trade
Baker to some other club. The dope
from the east Js to the effect that Bed
Sox, Yanks and Macks may be In
volved in a three-cornered deal. By
its terms Larry Gardner would go
from Red Sox to Macks, Maisel
would go from Yanks to Red Sox,
and Baker would put on a Yankee m
Dan O'Leary has three walking
races carded for his meet at the race
track, 57th av. and 12th st, tomor
row. Twelve women are entered In
a five-mile race. Ten men will walk
a similar distance and O'Leary, Joe
Badenoch, Henry Schmehl and Geo. .
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