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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 14, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 11

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Trades are on the point of develop
ment at several sectors of the big
league fighting front, and Managers
Rowland of the Sox and Tinker of
the Cubs are two active gents.
A big deal may be announced from
Cub headquarters today, according
to rumors. Tinker is said to have
fixed a deal with Jimmy Callahan of
the Pirates, and it was approved by
Barney Dreyfuss. Now the O. K. of
Charley Weeghman is needed.
So far as can be learned, only one
man figures in the transaction, and
he is a Cub, one of the stars of the
team. Speculation as to the identity
of the individual is free, but remem
ber that Tinker is well supplied with
high class men in the outfield and be
hind the bat It may be a man from
one of these divisions.
It will hardly be a pitcher worth
while, as Tinker has no more than
enough. His roster is well supplied,
numerically, but it is not an airtight
aggregation, numbering several men
who are only ordinary, even when at
their best
The Sox deal, if it goes through,
will be completed in New York at the
schedule meeting of the American
League, which begins Thursday.
Manager Rowland and President Co
miskey are both figuring on taking
the trip. A third baseman is still
badly wanted, and Commy is willing
to give up his coin to close a deal.
Frank Baker is on the market, and
Connie Mack recently made the1 sig
nificant statement that the only bid
worth considering that hadbeenmade
for the services of the slugger came
from the White Sox ownership.
Anyway, we are spending our time
talking about the athletes, even if
nothing comes of it, and that is not
as great a waste of breath as discus
sing the politics of the game.
The split in the national amateur
baseball association is not so wide
as at first reported, and there is hope
that the breach .will be healed. Jn
any event, there will be a strong or
ganization in the field in the coming
.season, and the amateurs will have
their national tourney at some city,
yet to be designated.
No records were smashed at the
.Cary ski meet yesterday, but there
was keen competition, and the 5,0000
spectators enjoyed the, sport. Condi
tions were ideal. Ragnar Omtvedt
won the most points in the profes
sional class, but Henry Hall, national
champion, cleared the longest jump,
131 feet In the amateur class Gil
bert Hagene of Mount Horeb, Wis.,
cleared 120 feet Emar Jensen of
Chicago did two feet better than this,
but was disqualified because his
hands touched the ground as he hit
the bottom of the hilL
In the two-mile cross-country race
for ladies Mrs. F. Lunde led all the
way, finishing ten yards ahead of
Mrs. Hildur Erlandsen.' Both are
Three hundred grapplers will prob-
I ably be in line when entries close
Thursday for the wrestling cham
pionships of the Cook County Ama
teur Athletic federation. The con
tests will be divided into four prelim
inaries, with the finals at the Hebrew
Institute. Dates for the preliminaries
are Feb. 21-22-23-24, with the finals
to be held Feb. 26. Several athletic
clubs have entered entire teams for
the tournament
A good fight card in on for Mil
waukee tonight, the feature being be
tween Bennie Palmer and Frankie
Callahan. Palmer's chief claim to
fame is a knockout over Joe Rivers.
Bill Brennan, caught in the Federal
league landslide, is doing tolerably
well, thank you, in a new field of en
deavor. Barred as umpire by the majors
and unable to break into the minora
because all berths are filled, "Big BD1"
has blossomed out as a stakeholder
at the New Orleans race track, earn
ing jglS daily,, , . .
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