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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 13, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 10

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Frank Kafora, old Pittsburgh Na
tional league catcher, established a
new bowling record by winning
three medals ontof a possible four in
the city bowling tournament.
He was captain of the Nienstadts,
which topped the five-man division
with a total of 2,957, leader In the sin
gles with a mark of 710, and head of
the all-events, totaling 1,895 for his
nine games.
Hahn and Trapp finished at the
front of the doubles' contenders,
knocking down 1,268 pins. W. and
G. Dernbach were second in this sec
tion. Chalmers finished second
among the five-man teams, El Rec
tors third and Jose Gomez fourth.
American league people began to
arrive today for the league meeting
, Wednesday, and trade talk was com
mon around the hotel lobbies. Presi-
i dent Comiskey of the White Sox was
inot mixed up in much of the chat
ter, but in a quiet way the South Side
boss is trying to strengthen his club
'for the 1916 pennant fight
When pulling a trade or sale Com
my has a way of letting his money
i do the talking, and in the past it has
I proven highly effective. He is now
after Fritz Maisel of the Yanks to
prop up the .weak position of third
',.New York, according to popular
belief, has consummated a deal with
Connie Mack by which Frank Baker
wfll go to the Yanks. In that case
there would be no place for Maisel
on the infield. And the Yanks must
have given a large wad of coin for
Baker. Therefore, figures Commy,
Cap. Huston and CoL Ruppert are in
i a mood to listen to a proposition
I which would give them some of their
I money back.
Something definite should be
(learned about the status of Baker
I daring the league meeting, as all the
(magnates will be on the ground.
National league men will open
their meeting tomorrow in New l
York, and there is probability of
some interesting news for Cub fans.
Manager Bresnahan and President
Thomas are in the big town, trying
to make a few swaps to revamp the
Cub line-up.
Oarrv Hrrmann cave out a state
ment that there was no chance of M
peace between the National and
Federal. He repeated the worn-out
yarn that the Feds are about through.
Benny Kauff again heads the bat
ting flight of the Federal league, liv
ing up to his Ty Cobb record. Ben
ny's efforts during the season netted
him the official average of .344, and
he stole 54 bases, also leading in that
department Lee Magee was second
in batting with .330. Bil Fischer was
the top Whale, batting .326. Max
Flack hit .315 and stole 41 bases,
landing second for that work. Wil
son and Mann also hit above .300 and
Zwilling was close with .291.
There are a lot of fans in the
United States who probably have
never heard of Ralph Gruman of
Portland, Ore. But one of these days
they are going to hear of him as a
contender for the lightweight cham
pionship. One reason Gruman has been
somewhat in the background is that
he is without a press agent His ca
reer shows just how the box-fight
game has developed into a press
agent proposition.
Some of the most awkward dubs in
the country are actually press-agent-ed
into championship chances. Here's
a fellow who has 32 victories to his
credit and he is unknown in some
parts of the country.
Given an up-to-date press agent,
he would be quibbling with Freddy
Welsh or Charley White over a cham
pionship match and getting a lot of
advertising to say nothing of numer
ous big offers.
This chap is without a professional
booster, but he has two good hands
and a pair of shifty legs and know j
-V -i.

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