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BASEBALL SPORTS "OF ALL SORTS BOXING
WEEGHMAN AND COMISKEY GET
HELP FROM DOPESTERS
By Mark Shields.
With election over, French Lick is
due for an increase in population.
New managers for the ,White Sox
and Cubs remain in the doubtful
columns. Great claims are advanced
for various gentlemen by their back
ers, but President Comiskey of the
Sox and Weeghman of the Cubs, who
have the final say, have so far declin
ed to concede the election of any cer
tain men. v , '
Until last night the dopesters had
not been taking'liberties with Corn
Ely's property. But now they are ap
pointing George Stovall to handle, the
crew. Comiskey is out of town, so
the yarn is safe for the present.
Analyzing the Stovall yarn, shows
there must be -some radical changes
of opinion by governing men of the
American, league if George is to get
a pilot's license in that organization.
It was nbt so long ago that Stovall,
with St. Louis, used Umpire Hilde
brand as a cuspidor and was given
a long-term suspension by Ban John
son. He was finally put back to
But at the beginning of the Federal
league war Stovall skipped to the
third circuit and was one of the most
active men in that organization in
inducing athletes to leave the Na
tional and American leagues and
affiliated minor bodies.
He did some excellent missionary
work in the Coast league, and was
successful in luring a number of good
players from that division.
After Stovall's activity in the Feds,
Ban Johnson let it be known that
George wasn't a desirable person, so
far as the American league was con
cerned. The same verdict was giv
en on Hal Chase, who showed hpw
deeply the dictum cut by going out
and leading the National league in
Unless Ban's mind has undergone
a remarkable reversal, Stovall would
not be acceptable to him, and Ban
Tioa a TlT-rrra cntr in ttrVin'o nrVir in Ilia
circuit, even when such a powerful J.
man as President Comiskey is one
of the interested parties.
All of which isn't saying that Sto
yall would not be a good manager.
He had an opportunity in Cleveland
and St Louis with the American and
in Kansas City with the Feds. In all
three cities he made an excellent
record, taking teams that were not
highly regarded and giving the oppo
sition a tough and successful fight
every step of the way.
He is a fighter and driver, the'
direct opposite of Rowland, and
knows a whole lot about baseball.
With the material on Comiskey's
payroll Stovall would make himself a
power in the American league.
Nothing would please us better
than to see sputtering George head
ing the South Siders, but the chances
are against him.
In the interest of success on the
North Side the boys have appointed
Jack Hendricks of Indianapolis man
ager of ihe Cubs. This was fine busi
ness until Pres. Weeghman stepped
up 'with the announcement that he
hadn't seen Hendricks and didn't ex-
pect to in an official way.
Also Prexy Charles declared he -was
the fellow who w6uld appoint a
manager when the proper time came.
And he added that the proper time
will not be next Monday, when .the
stockholders meet At that session m
only routine matters will- be tak-
Tinker's contract does not expire
nntil January 1. And Joe doesn't
seem to be worrying about his fu- -ture.
Admit that Joe didn't make
much of a showing in 1916. Admit
that he finished lower than any Cub