team this year. It starts season
Pullman 3, McDuffs 1.
Corinthians 1, Chicago Screws 0.
Ravenswood 5, Brownson 1.
Crescents 4, De Soto 3.
Ruby A. C. 5, Dodgers A. C. 3.
The opening of the first "season"
of the new Automatic Baseball ass'n
of Chicago took place at the Hande
lan Courts,- 439 S. Wabash av., yester
day afternoon. The crowd was small,
but enthusiastic. The first official
contest was a three-game series be
tween the Loop Hound Giants, man
aged by Sam Bowers, and the Kim
ball Whales, managed by Jack Hei
nen. The Loop Houndspf ound the
Whales soft picking, winning all three
"Don't Bite th Hand That Feeds
You." This is the title of a song
with a moral. Had it 'been sung in.
1913 several prominent national pas
timers might still be working in or
ganized balL instead six gents five
possessing managerial berths last
season in the defunct Federal league
are now considering advisability
of returning to the soil. Organized
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ball denies the existence of a black
list The players, now on the outside
looking in, say O. B. is "spoofing."
"Let 'em jump," said the big league
magnates in the winter of 1913-14
when stars, attracted by alluring
offers enlisted with the Federals.
Threats of blacklist were made at
George Stovall, the Federal fire
brand, hopped to Kansas City as lead
er. F. Otto Knabe, deserted the
Phillies to manage the Baltimore Ter
rapins. Hal Chase quit the White
Sox for the Buffalo Feds. He later
induced Harry Lord, former White
Sock, to enroll. Lord subsequently
managed the. Buffeds. John Ganzel
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