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THE WASHINGTON TlftlES, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 1910.
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Federal Leaguers Wonder Who Will Pay Their Salaries When Season Opens
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FED PLAYERS STAND
AND WORRY WHEN IT
COMES TO '16 FATE
By LOUIS A. DOUGHER.
farmer Fcdornl Leaguers arc wondering today where they will get
off Despite the hardest kind of work, Harry F. Sinclair has been unable
to dispose of more than a handful of Gilmore'a gulls. Furthermore, the
future seems dark and foreboding. The big leaguers seem inclined to take
care only of those who were loyal. The announcement from Ban Johnson
that "it would be inadvisable to play Hal Chase at Comiskey Park next
eymmcr" has thrown a big scare into the hearts of all former Feds
who arc still on a hunt for 1916 berths.
Benny Kauff, Bill Rariden, Fred Anderson, Lee Magcc, Nick Cullop,
Joe Gedcon, and Earl Moscloy make up the bunch of players sold by
Harry Sinclair to big loague clubs, not counting the Browns and Cubs,
which are made up largely of Federal Leaguers. There are still many
players wondering where they will play when the summer comes around.
Every day between now and April 12 will increase the anxiety of these
loafing players. Harry Sinclair and Jimmy Gilmorc have been unable
to give them any assurance that they will draw any salaries during the
$ummer. It's going to be a long, dry summer for the Feds.
MINORS ARE STAYING OFF.
Even the minor leagues ate staylnK olt
the Feds, particularly International.
President Barrow's organization was hit
hard by the invasion of the Federal
fieaffue. and now the Internationals will
hare nrthlnc to do with those players
Who hopped the traces. Wlllium E.
Ttqbertson, formrr iiioruI of the UulTalo
17eds. conferred with Jin Gllrciore yes
terday, asking advice. He said that no
had been unable to soil a slnslo player
to tbo International I.cajiue clubs, and
that he was "up In tho air." A3 soon
as April 12 comes, those Federal leaguers
lioldinc contracts must bo paid by
Aofncbody. But Just who will do tho
paylnc la becoming a bin puzzle.
Bennv Kauff has about decided to
play ball with the Giants, and quit nct-
lnc as a clown in tho sportins: columns.
Ha says he will sign a contract vailing
St $6,000 a year and a bonus of S5.000 In
ree annual installments. This Is the
Contract offered him at first, and which
ho turned down with a larse. fat sneer.
JCauft says ho owes an attorney $.C
go Jt is possible that the attorney was
oohlnd all tho bunk handed out for the
"Tho New York club will take over
Kauffs Federal Leajjue contract, as it
has. already promised," says Manager
MoGraw. "but wo havo (rot- through,
bamporlnc him. Ho must make all ad
vances. He will get his bonuses as soon
8 he shows himself amicable. The New
STork club deals with men. not whining
tit in hoped that Kauff will read Mc-
ftfean Johnson is in the field now boost-
JSut a player representative on the Na-
.discovered a candidate InJBami'fJi
Crawford, the veteran Detroit outfield
j!r. After recent rumors of a change
JfcJ the make-up of the commission. Ban
aohnson's announcement has doubled
Sheerest. Bays Ban:
n'l haven't given the question of play-
t representation on tho commission a
at deal of consideration, but it is
re than a possibility of tho prospec
; future. If the players aie given
.presentation pn thp game's highest
tribunal their mah will bo a player from
th ranks. Ono may be sure of that.
He will be ono who -will look after the
Interests of tho players, but who -will
also consider tho rights of the mag
natesone in whom all may rppose con
fidence because of his record.
"I will go a little further and name
one of that character. He Is Sam Craw
lord, of tho Detroit Tigers. Hero Is a
wonderful ball player, one who tries to
Iceep in condition, is not known as a
trouble maker. Ii not trying to dabble
In & lot of things at once. Is loyal to
his employer, has the respect of his
colleagues and is admired by the whole
-.Though it has been denied that Garry
rrmann will lose his placo at the
bead of the National Commission, this
very move seems certain. Jim Gllmore,
former boss of the Feds, mav land the
place, according to some, while Kd Bar
row, head of the International League,
has also been prominently mentioned.
The Brooklyn Dodgers are said to be
after Eddlo Rousch, the outfielder with
the Newark Feds last season. The
iBrftves, Pirates, and Giants are also
aid to be in the market for this fel
low. At least two of the Chlcaco White
Box havo e:.prcsscd their delight over
tho shortened training irin scheduled
for the Rowland clan this sprint.
IJubk Weaver and Jim Scott, doing a
vaudeville turn, landed in Cleveland
tills week, and were closeted at onco
jj'ith the baseball writer-.
J I "I'm happy to have that Marathon
Jtrjp cut out," savs Weuvet. "It wna
i too hard on the pitchers, and fellows
like Scott, Cicotte, and "Bona wero
J 'through' when tho last two months
i rolled around. With a short train
lng trip this ueason, our pitchers will
J bci read to ko tho whole distance.
j'J'hls may mean the pennant, too,
though I'm claiming nothing."
Chicago Just breeds baseball mana
'Rers, Just us Pennsylvania and Yalo
breed football coaches. Harry Nellj.
jarjiicago baseball writer, has flguied
tut the following bunt'li of manager
7ho have sMed tholr terms with dif
ferent Chicago cluU.s.
Joe Tinker Cincinnati, Whales, am
i Frank Chance Cubs, Yankees', and
Fielder Jonci White Sox, Sloufeds,
i" Tohnn lives Cubs.
Pat Moran Phiilic
James Sheckaid Toledo A. A.,
names Callahan While Sox and Pir
ates. Pel Howard San Francisco.
Matty Mclnlyro Lincoln (Western
Aliner Brown Sloufeds.
Doc White Venice and possibly
Jack Tlayden Louisville.
Duckoy Holmen Mobile, TopcUa,
Billy Sullivan White So now as
?intant to Hugh Jennings at Detroit.
Frank Isbell Wichita and Jh
llolne.i (Western Lcarruel.
Johnny Kling Boston Braves.
Now York sporting writers have been
conducting a golf pool tournament and,
in order to get some space in tho pa
pers, introduced their own "masked
marvel." Bud Fisher, tho cartoonist,
ilefeatcd tho "masked marvel" oster
day and shortly afterward his identity
was made known. It was none other
than "Smiling" Bill Donovan. .Donovan
played dressed up like c frk. He
wore while gloves, goggles, a long
white beard, a
mrsk, and a suit of
The committee charged with merg
ing the New England League and
Eastern Association mot yesterday and
talked and talked and talked. They
villi meet to&iy and talk and talk and
talk. They vll meet tomorrow and
tulk and talk and talk.
George Whined, the Phillies' loft
fielder, has returned his 1916 contract to
President Baker, asktiig for a decided
lift In the figures. He has been offered
tho same salary he drew down In 1313.
George is making his home in Durham,
N. C, and may not havo heard that
the Federal League is no moie.
Joe Connolly, once with the Grlffmen
for a few moments, has signed to play
for the Boston Braves again.
Raleigh Attchlson, a wild southpaw,
has been turned over to Milwaukee by
tho Brooklyn Dodgers. Attchlson was
farmed out to Kid Elberfold's Chatta
nooga club last year, but tho Kid can't
see him any more.
Dave Bancroft, the Phillies' crack
shortstop, Is to play for tho pocket
nuiiara cnampionsnip of Wisconsin on
Friday, meeting Tony Faeth, a pitcher
on the Milwaukee club.
The Phillies havo signed Thomas But
tle, of Loralnc, Ohio, a southpaw
pitcher. Buttle worked In the Central
Association -with success last year.
Kd Barrow, president of the Inter
national league, nas entered a pro
test ixatnst the sale of Hnhhv Vnnr.hu
formerly of tho St. Louis Feds, to Port
land, in the Coast League. Vaugnn
was a jumper to tho Feds from the
si"aV?lnI.n "k"0,", ' Ha kU ,Ba.rl0 !n
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There s nothing like, prlnciples-exccpt
In baseball peace acttiements.
Charllo Schmidt, the mountainous
tlrst sacker of tho Boston Braves, pre
fers to cut steaks and slice ham to
gathering In the coin as a ball player.
It's the simple life Tor "Butch." Me
has notified Manager Stalllnga that he
w lit not report for duty "This spring, but
will remain In Baltimore and serve
tho most delicious steaks and the snap
piest sausages ever servM. Up to tne
hour of going to press, Schmidt had
not yet changed his mind.
Joe Tinker says his inlield will con
sist of Saler, Yerkes, Doolan, and Zim
merman, with his outtleld composed or
Klacit. Zwllllng, and Lesllo Mann, ir
Chicago lana bolicvc this line-up will
win the 1315 pennant in the National
League, tho other teams will have to
llgure in wreck stories and drowning
accidents. Saler and Zimmerman are
real big leaguers, Mack is said to De
a better fielder than iCauir. except in
ivauffs own personal opinion. Tho
othera-well. Tinker will havo to shake
up his team, if he wants to finish in
tne first division.
Johnny Griffiths Wins
From Champion on Points
CLEVELAND, Jan. 26. Johnny
Griffiths, of Akron, Ohio, outpointed
Freddie Welsh, champion lightweight,
by a slight margin, in their twelve
round no-declsion bout bofore a
crowd of 3,000 horo last night. Grif
fiths assumed the aggressive In most
of the round, while Freddie, except
ing In three of the rounds, played
mostly a defensive game The first
half of the battle was mostly a boxing
exhibition, but tho later rounds pro-
aucca consiacraoic siam-Daug stuff. In
tho sixth and the tenth Welsh forced
Griffiths to tho ropes after stinging him
with his wicked left, but Griffiths kept
well covered, and tho champion was un
able to follow up his advantage.
Harvard Pulls Alibi;
Haughton Says Little
CAMBRIDGE. Mass., Jan. 2U.-Har-vard
lost its football gamo with Cor
nell, its only defeat last season, be
cause tho Crimson eleven went into the
contest with ono hand tied behind 113
back, according to It. W K Brown,
tho team's strategy coach, who ad
dtcsscd a football mass meeting of un
dergraduates last nlftht He said Head
l.'oach Peicy Haughton indorsed that
Fcntiment. Explaining, Brown said tne
Harvard oleven used only simple plays,
regarding tho gome as a preliminary
Haughton. who also spoke, thicw no
light on tho question of his continu
ance as head coach next season
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Orange and Blue Needs Pitchers and a Good Second
Baseman Before Campaign Opens Palmer
Stearns, Western High Boy, Candidate.
CHARLOTTESVILLE. Va., Jan. 26.
Vlrglnla'a varsity team this year is
sadly in need of pitchers and a strong
player at second base. "Pat" Callaway
alone remains to carry the mound bur
dens, while It is not likely that McCall
will succeed at second. When Coaoh
Jack Ryan an Ives, around the last of
February, he will begin deciding this
Drummond, who pitched several good
games last year. Is not expected to bo
In shape. He Is suffering from a sore
arm. Gammon, mainstay of the team
Since Eppa Rlxcy left, has completed
his college course. It will be up to
Coach Ryan to dig up assistants for
At second baso Todd Wool, from last
year's scrubs, and Johnny McCall, will
battle for the honors. Tho other Infield
positions are well fixed for occupa.pts.
Captain White at his old position at
first. "Bunny" Berkeley at short, and
Stickley at third are a trio hard to beat.
Catching is well taken care of In Berry
Green and Ehrman. Iast year's staff
is decreased by the loss of Billy Fry.
another second string catcher, and a
good ono, but Ehrman showed up tho
nna or uo year, ana nas oecn Keeping
himself In good condition all wiuler by
Berkeley will have on understudy this
year wno may malto him hustle for his
Job. This Is a youth from Westejn
High, at Washington, Palmer Stearns
by name, who was captain of the nlno
at that institution last year. He Is a
good, clean l'ttle hitter, and has a good
deal of speed. Of course, Berkeley is
one or me coolest Heads on the local
diamond, and Is no small potatoes at
tho bat, but he will have to watch for
ni laurels. Stearns has another point.
He is the brother of Charlie Stearns,
ono of the most famous of Virginia
uaseuau piayers or long ago. (.'iiariie
was captain of the baseball team of
'fo. When Dr. Lambeth hiil first pomp
into prominence at Virginia, and it will j
Interesting to see whethor his broth-i Joe StPfllPr Will Mppfr
will make the same success as thol,,UC olctCI .' JHCei
Allen Thurman also will be out after
a place occupied by a vet, first base.
Reports am that Thurman. In addition
to his booting and pigskin prowess, pos
sesses no uncertain skill In spearing 'cm
oui or 1110 sKy rrom marvelous dis
tances, and Is also a good batsman.
Stlcklev is almost a certainty at
third. His work on the sack is clean,
his throws low. straight, and fast. His
batting could bo improved, but is not
vorv bad at that.
"Nobby" Phillips, hard-hitting, hard
running fielder, has finished his four,
veais of college ball, and will not be
eligible this soring. HIh loss will be a
blow to the batting avoragc or the team.
"Shrimp' Smith, center gardener of
the 19H-15 nines, is this year teaching
at McGulre's Academy. Richmond, so
his pervices also Rre lost to the Vir
ginians. Tho onlv fielder left Is Ed
Smith, a Memphis bov. who la shouing
a great deal of ImDrovcment at thn lint
Tho llrst part of last year he did not
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far South as Athens. Ga.. where Geor
gia will be met. while on the Northern
exodus Harvard. Yalo. Princeton. Am
herst, and several others will be met.
Most of the games will be plavcd on
Lambeth Field. Manager Robertson has
not arranged an easy schedule, by any
Battling Levinsky Wins
From Reich in the Hub
BOSTON, Mass.. Jan. 16. Battling
Levinsky won his fourth fight of tho
month last night by getting the de
cision over At Reich, former amateur
champion, in twelve rounds.
Tho Battler rattled Reich's head all
through the fast milling with a left
hand Job. He boxed so fast that ho
had thn former amateur bewildered.
Rolch did considerable chaiing. but his
blows often fell short, although he had
the better of two rounds. In the first
a right to tho Battler's Jaw knocked
him against the ropes, and in tho sixth
Reich caught the Battler with a left to
the stomach that sent him reeling
across tho ling.
Most of the time, however, Reich for
got to use his right and he made many
wild swings with his left which the
Battler ducked easily. The fighting by
Reich was often clumsy.
In the third the men got their feet
tangled I a clinch and both fell to tho
floor, nearly rolling out of the ring.
Reich camo un fast, and If Lcviiukv
had ever received what Reich .Bent him
It wculd have been a long good-night', j
but he ducked easily. Reich led often
wun ni3 lett to the Pody. missing fre
quently, which gave Ivcvlnsky a chance
10 counter wun a atirc poKc to the Jaw.
"Masked Marvel" on Mat
j XHW YORK. Jan. 26. Joe Steelier. Me
j Nebraska farmer boy whoso knceliold
mauet mm a famous wrestler a few
months ago, will meet the ' masked
marvel." Mort Henderson, here tomor
iow night. Tho Manhattan wreatllhg
tournament, in trying to prevent the
mat vol from wrestling Stecher under
Jack Curley'a management, dlsulosed
that tho marvel .vsh hired at I10O a
week for the tourney, while Stranyler
Lewis gets $200.
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Boxing, Wrestling, and Musical
Numbers Entertain Club
., ,, wMsUng matches fc
1 Lieut. Bill Powell acting na master ot
ceremonies. The entertainment Is to
day voted a huge success.
Jct Oliver! piloted Buddy Ryan And
Danny O'Brien through three rounds
of fast boxing. Benny Winters and
Shankcy Gardner took tho floor for
three more rounds, after which Frank
Zerega apd Billy Murray wrestled for
sixteen minutes before Zerega won.
Announcement was made of the bene
fit performance to bo given at Poll's
February 7. John Evans Is back of the
benefit performance, which In expected
to b one of the big winter features of
the club. Frank Dudlev. Bryant
Blodgctt. James Voung. and Arthur B
Pierce were among those who enter
tained. Claude R. Zappone was the recipient
of a handsome token pieaented by tho
members Of tho Junior crew.
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BENZ LETS HIS MOTOR-REST
WHILE HE WALKS-
Connie Mack's great team was ruined by too much auto driving, ac
cording to the stories which are going the rounds. Joe Benz,
White Sox pitcher, also has a machine; a fast one, too. But he is
. not a fellow who autos first and keeps in condition second.
Joe is wintering in Chicago, having taken a fiat out in the old Wash
ington Park race track subdivision. Ho lets his car stay In tho
garage while ho walks all tho way from Sixty-second street "to
tho Loop and return every other day.
"I may be old-fashioned and. some of tho Batcsvillc, Ind., ways may
nave siuck to me, out i prcier oiu marc Bnanics to driving ray
machine," says Benz. "The car's all right, but it doesn't help my
pitching any. So I go :
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RETURN TO LEAGUE
Ban Johnson Says His Presence
at Comiskey Park Would Be
CHICAGO, Jan. 26. Hal Chase, ec
centric and star first baseman, who
Jumped Charlie Comlskey's White Sox
to land a lucrative Job with the Buf
falo Feds, Is taboo in American
League circles, It Is learned hero to
day. Chase It was said here will find
no opposition on tho part of Ameri
can League moguls if he lands with
A report that Chase would land
with Fielder Jones' St. Louis Browns
was scoffed at today by Ban John
son who said "it would not bo ad
visable to attempt to play Chase at
Comlskey's park next season."
Tommy Beaton, the Brooklyn FeJ-
eral hurlcr, will bo on the Cub staff
itext season. Manager Tinker bought
the Portland, Ore., product for $7,500,
Scaton's salary of $7,500 which was
to have run a year more with tho
Brooklyn club, will be assumed by
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TAD JONES WILL BE
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Prof. Corwin Half Admits Truth
of Rumor That Former Star
NEW HAVEN, Jan. 26 -Tart Jones.
all-Amerlcan quarterback on Ted Coy's
eleven and a man whose name has bocn
before the public much lately as likely
to be chosen head coach at Yale, win t
named officially for the position In a
day or two, it was said today. The
report current that Janes had been se
lected waa practically conflrmod by
Prof. Corwin. chairman of the executive
committee of tho Yale Athletic Associa
tion. To the reporter who asked him If there
was any truth in tho report that Jones
had been agreed upon and that Mike
Sweeney, of H1U School, would como
hero as a sort of physical dlicctor. Prof.
Corwin said: "I suppose there is."
Asked whether anv announcement
would be mado officially. Prof, Corwin
said there probably would be none for
a few days. Jonos has been coaching at
Exeter. Tho coming of Sweeney will
interfero In no way with the duties of
Johnny Mack. Yalo track trainer.
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