SPORTING EVENTS OF THE DAY
Baseball Player and Twice the
Chicago Champion in
Frank Kafora. sicned to play with
•oaaon. will - --m, to Butte in a
woeks to Join the Mudro Grill tow lit *
team, according 1 lettci re ei ed
Joe Mudro ytsierda • Kafora has
Ions be< the best
city hami ions)
inc. Thi« yea I
second pl-v e I ;
njeml<er or th*
Entrance Fees Paid
n&aeb*l! Pla - •
20 as the date
becofp.c effect: 1
The major .
open April 11.
the schedule ct
talk about a come
he will stop being
After announcing that he doesn't rare
♦ o play early games with minor league
teams. George Stall, ngs goes out and
signs up for a ser es with the Athletics
'I eee that some of our Congress
men are kicking about appropriating
*o much money for our J -tation
Corpn." eaid the Old Fogj*.
"Huh.*' commented the Grouch. *T
suppose they will claim that we have
too muf-h overhead expense."
A few men to fit inside several
odd-lot SUITS and OVERCOATS.
Styles and fabrics most desir
able. but not all usual sizes in
PRICED AWAY UNDER.
BEHIND SCENES IN FAMOUS
SPORT PLAYS; SINGLE BET
OF $66,000 BY BOOKMAKER
. h bit
TWO OUT Of THREE WON
BÏ WESTERN CISUM.TÏ
^ c .
LIKENED TO OLD RUBE
American league batsmen sa; tl
Pitcher Harry Harper of the Washir
n over that of the i
predicted that he
of the best left-han
BODIE DEMANDS $4,000.
San Francisco. Jan. 17 —Ping Ik,die ar
Mack have come to the parting «
fen- e bt
letics. announced he would positively re
fu «e to accept a salary of $5,000 offered
to him by Mack. He insists that unless
h*- gets i\ '"*o h? w ill stay out of pro
; f* ssional bail.
SuHacHhe for the Butte Daily Post
FRECKLES AND HIS FRIENDS
freckle s - -.^ y
OOS HTA QUIT
«HCBKlW \N THAT
OLE SToDE — 1
AT LEAST SUM'S FEET GROW.
. RELLO THERE Boys —
IVIELL-IF rr AIN'T SUM—
1 HAmGMT SEEN HIM foR.
A. Lon 6 HME — MW. How
SHORTER JIE IS THAW
NCA.«, |'M A U)T
Taller, than he
SUM — Too
k DON'T SEEM To
'NEU > he might
BE A LOT T ALLEU.
BUT MV FEET
Ha . e $66.000 at
t int at
e f r the
• : the ;
J /..r\ W.
t Savable j to
■ hat odds
»». 1 * 0 *! Thên VS'ili.-r toftk «Utk- tet
la^ ng J2 2.5« < again?* $' 1
$:' , -'0.
Then Weller t-ok auo*.ker bet
2.5«vi again«*. $5.000.
:i- s :r. the winter l*efv>re the Derby 4
x>k the $30. iV, X) and gave Drake
:he odd» being 11-?.
I fee! like betting a million.*' said
How much rrv-rr .in you want?"
' I've t
ugh,' replied Weller.
went to the post at odds of 34
- : Derby r>f that year drew a
• ■ r-w i sixty-five thousand
! S. admis»; r For hours the
**ere packed with vehicles going
.4 horses started Trie course
!^ as a Ir
..... and a half Lester lleiff. the
; -'.key, i w living in Oakland,
J been imported to ride Savabie.
rd to blame
badly and stayed badly
tes • .f the time were in
the English styli
Pickett w*>n the race and Kid Wel
Ureathed easier, lie had not only
*.-d his $66.000, but the cup of his con- !
ition was sw eetened by $50,000 which
ike handed over.
MICHIGAN AGGIES WANT
OLD COACH TO RETURN
' • • c ter 1^. Brewer >f tiie University of
Missouri is favorably considering an offer
take charge of athletics at the Mich
igan AericulturaJ college again. The M
A C. f fT I cl a Is have been looking for a
f - ruble * f.ach and general directe* of
athletics since Frank Sommer resigned at
th - clo«e of the football season. Brewer
a graduate of the University of Wiscon
sin, went to Missouri after he made a re
markable record here.
DOG TEAMS WILL
RACE 476 MILES
St. Paul. Jan. 17—In connection
the St. Paul outdoor sports carnival Jan.
27 to Feb. 3. a race of dog teams will be
j run from Winnipeg to this city, over a
■ route of 476 mites, it was announced to- .
n: "'- _ 1
PISXEIT SAYS MACHINE
Would Permit Player to Train
on Balls He Usually Misses
at the Plate.
Dode Passent. FhlUie outfielder. wiU
trv to intere>. manager* In a base ball
perfected by him ar.d
to advantage in keep
which he ha I*
ing his batt:r.
throws a ha!',
of an avertk
to be right for
thrown at ar.*
flow bai: d>
a mar. to ir -
on and is i
taker, up by
be that It w .
usually used i:
them a char. •?
could be used
which train :
the early sf'
xcl e is different from
t . a market, in that it,
. vjt the same height
ar.i can be con-j
• • - ; err the pitching
.V right handed bat
. r x ball may be
- m the slowest of
- . the speediest of
u machine permits
balls he is weakest
.pr. e any batter's ,
-_e of the machine,
: .true managers, would (
r - ->e I ' er* who are
** ng ' ract.ce and give
t themselves. '
t-eheves the machine
at.ar.tage in college» i
l' a>. :m cages during,
■ I* uw r &, T n i r r TAD
MANY ENTnltS PUH
nl/ . T iiia a A DM 11/ A I !
Cor testants -umbering nearly 100 I
K-,.. r>r< » t» r ... • rft rn»val i
..a e entered l . - • ' . " . j
te be he»d at tr.e m r. pai r.r.k at the.
"lark player • on the flat Sunday j
the fastest ice
performer? r. i
races, whh h pr
held in By
ville, who ha-*
rink, says that
be cloaetl Th rr
ve entered the
t to be of the l »eat
year Sam Kin
e : the municipal
entry blanks will
MITCHELL HAS BEST OF
WELSH ALL THE WAY i
Welsh s alibi
Last night Re
boxed 10 roun
other was a -
crowd and the
would be 1:.C■ >
Welsh picke : i
The Mitchell is that
.v severe cold when
Welsh and Mitchell
-• >rt writers credit
them and say the
stalling and hanging
of lusses from the
ipion was warned by
■t the Wisconsin box
unlesa he boxed he
penalty. After that
% ut v. as not equai
mda when he entered the i
. .. :
u^i. 'P» e ";of
MULLIN TO PILOT
FORT SMITH TEAM
phis, and a resident of Fort Smith,
secure., the berth for Mullln.
<f '«rc- Mullln, »• iner ! >etro t star
rite 1 • r. -.Vi 11 manage the Fort Smith team*
in th*. Western association next year.
g recently accepted the berth.
u *° Mullin's old battery mate,
hmidt, now catcher at Mem
JMAGNATES SEEM TO
Appears Probable That Play
ers Will Refuse to Jeop
ardize Jobs. *
New York. Jan. IT—Though President
Dave Fultz announces that there will be
f ew major league teams that will need
training camps in the spring unless the
payers fraternity demands are granted
hv the minor leagues, club owners do not
a pp e ar to be perturbed and a calm view
0 f the outlook shows they probably have
no great reason for trembling.
j n the first place, the major league ath-
> tes who have no real grievance, are be-
ing asked to go on strike for the benefit
0 f their brethren in the smaller circuits.
it may be that the Big Show performers
will give up stipends ranging from $350
to $1,500 a month for six months in order
to help the so-called "buahera." but is
; t probable?
Next, play ers in the association are be
if'mg asked to strike to obtain forma!
recognition of what most of them already
enjoy. Several of the clubs in the as
Uoclatlon pay traveling expenses to train
:ng camps and give their players money
for subsistence en route Players dia-
abied in the course of their duties are;
never " docked." and often they are kept 1
• >n the pay roll when disabled from causes j
entirely unconnected with baseball.
"Whether or not they will consider the!
(sum total of their grievances worth risk-j
in* a season of idleness remains to be (
»een. but the balance of probability is i
strongly tn favor of their deciding to
gambol daily on the green rather than
rlsk the uncertainties of Independent'
baseball and the much smaller remunera
lions jj, e y can derive from working at
Magnate to Blame.
The magnates are to blame for present
conditions For years so much stress has
been placed on the monetary side of base
ball that players now have it on the
In the major leagues most of the
reigning luminaries are tied up with long
term contracts and they will not run the j
risk of cancelling their engagements by
going out on strike, facing the danger
h „ in _ forM- , lo ba-ïâinâtèr
on at greatly reduced stipend* The rank
and file of players in the majors have
nothing to pain by striking because the
conditions they desire already obtain, and
they run great risks of suffering reduc
tions in their income
In the minor circuits club owners pro
fess to be fairly itching for a good excuse
to employ cheaper talent, and they may
be sincere when they say they welcome a
As a union, the fraternity is in no p<«i
tion to conduct an expe-nsive strike. It
has no huge war chest. Players who re
fuse to work must shift for themselves
as best they can and there Vill be no
strike allowances doled out to them
President John W. Norton said the
rresiaent jonn v*. morion brm me news
the thr*at««*a »trlk« »vm. alraoM to«
good to be true. A strike would be the
best possible means of
most of the evils w
afflicted, he believe«
BRINKER TO COACH
Dode Brinker. former Spokane pitcher !
and outfielder and last year captain of ;
the Vancouver club in the Northwestern
league, will act as baseball coach at the *
University of Washington again this
spring. Brinker w orked in a like capacity j
last season and turned out a fast aggre
gation at the Seattle institution. j
Brinker has secured permission from
Bob Brown to report late to the Beaver 1
squad, as the big outfielder will get into ■
condition chasing around with the college
boys and will be ready to jump into the
harness when he does report. j
The U. of W. baseball coach is a gradu- j
ate of the Institution and was one of the |
best varsity pitchers ever turned out at
Seattle Brinker is now a practicing
lawyer in Seattle. j
KllMAftAF WII I WflT
rxunriHUHC WILL nlul I
PLAY IN II Q AGAIN
ichiya Kumaga*. fifth ranking tennis ;
player of the country on the basis of
last year's records, may never again com
pete here according to a letter received
from HaolnsHiro Mikami, with whom he
invaded the United States during the last
Kumagae he says, could not j
make the trip to Mamia to defend his
tie as champion of the Orient because
a P" 3ltlon ln a
men, .llléLlL . an< ', hl * business engage- ;
Sov li r' 1 : from " ,urnin K to this
i ay du [' n * ,h - «»"ing sea.
Mikami says he hopes some other
players will make the trip to the United
.Mates, but does not say that he will come
"It says here that fish makes brains"
"'»fked the Old Fogy, aj> he laid dow' n
, • —. ----; fellow,
com 2£2 ted^_^r W "' eVtrT
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f • ••••. >3
Everything Modern and Well (j
Light and ventilation perfect. Equipment new and of thti
est grade. Service incomparable. Home of the real amateur*
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FANS ABOUT CIRCUIT ARE
TALKING ABOUT A PENNJ
Arouse«! by first rumors of spring train- j
ing camps and pending practice for the
1917 pennant struggle, baseball through-I
out the northwest is rubbing its eyes and
ng to perk up after its long Win
ter sleep. With the first signs of diamond
activity fans around the circuit are be
ginning to show interest in the possibili
tles of the raoe an<l ln ,he makeu « > of ,he [
v a^ou^ , eam,^^y* ^he Seattle |
arious teams, says the Seattle Times.
So far as the Seattle club is concerned i
things are still in a very chaotic state. I
Bill Leard, the new* manager, has not put I
in an appearance since his return from
the Hawaiian Islands, where he played i
with the Swain All-Star team this winter, j
but is supposed to be scouting for talent |
in the wilds of California. Several prom
ising players already have been signed. I
A lot of interest Is being manifested J
in Vernon Ayau, the Chinese shortstop !
who will come from Honolulu for a try- I
out with the Seattle club Ayau is re- !
ported to be a bear of a baseball player)
and if he makes good he will be the first
Oriental to hold down a job in organized
baseball in this country.
Veterans to Return.
Of the men w*ho were with the Seattle
club last year. Charley Schmuta. Pat
Eaatley, Wolfram and Mclvor, pitchers,
probably will be back. Hap Morse prob
ably will be the only infielder of last
year's club to return and. unless Hunky
Shaw Is taken on again. Bill Cunningham
is expected to be the only veteran out
fielder. The catching staff has not been
picked, but Tom Cunningham probably
will be given a chance to handle the big
Dugdale has not sent contracts to any
his player» but will wait until Man
a G«?r Leard turns in hts list of men he
intends to try out.
1" Tacoma. Russ Hall, with the help of
Tealey Raymond, former Seattle manager
who will pilot the Tigers next season, is
lin ins up a strong club. A banquet was
* ie l < l in Tacoma at w hich Tealey made ope
°* bis justlv-famous speeches and en
thusiasm over the 1917 outlook was turned
loose in large bunches,
Nick Williams was pretty well cleaned
out °* bis veterans by the Coast League
dubs this winter and will have to build
a new team for Spokane. Sheely, Rube
Evans, Gislason, Mensor, Coltrin and Ken
WllUama will be missing from the In
dians lineup this year. Nick has a
faculty of p' ckln & U P good ball players.
however, and is certain to give Spokane
a strong team. Howard Mundorff, for
merly in this league and later ln the
coast circuit, may be with Spokane in
Bob Brown is counting on winning the
pennant this year. He has a bunch of
good youngsters coming along and will
balance his team with a few veterans of
last year s club. Boy Brown, at second
base: Hamilton, at third; Dode Brinker
ln 'he outfit-id. Cheek, behind the bat:
with Tollman fc utility, are some of the
men Brown is counting on for the nucleus
of a strong Vancouver team.
Montana Towns Busy.
Over in Butte and Great Falls, the two
Montana towns in the circuit, there Is a
scarcity of baseball gossip-but McGinnlty
is known to be signing a bunch of players
for Butte. He will have a fine bunch of
veterans back and if he can pick up a
good youngster or tw*o he will be ready
: to B*ve the other teams a battle for the
i?!t f ne*w I?' ea P* cted to ^esent a
men from the Thteup will bid
represent <;re ? ils.
There is •-ircolatkeM
ball cirel- s •i-r.ia that CflCfL
. nship. of the fljH
Coast League is after a n_
berth in th - Sine« ail
magnates h. • -" ed their
for this >'« ar Hi ..
In Half a Decade in ttwl
Leagues it Has Fallal(
21 Per Cent.
Batting avc-neea for the iarti
show the bal. e between the ^
and defenslw - of baseballli
destroyed and • batting gameliq
and would w - listen to |
change the r
If the adv -
holds over tl
.300 hitter m
In half a d<
leagues has f;i
ous drop whet
leagues in 11*1
man in four
tw'een the off«
of the game 7
Different managers advand
reasons and ad- ate different
Batting had ..bout reached »
In that year -• men batted
15 of whom r. » tied the 3»
batted .350 or better, three«
and one passed the almost iro
Since then i ' hing has
atantly better Manager»
a wonderful defense and >as
16 players beat .500. Five »W»
.325, two readied .350 and <m
more than .37'
These figures re for plarm
pating in 50 or r re games.
ENDORSING HIS H®
"This Woodrow Wilson* -
Be good.'' said Mr.
"I know he has the nation I'
For we ir.ri- his notes^,
u which the p
«appear from I
. u batting in tkj
■ 21 per cent ill
:i ,s < onsideredtlaij
- ii leagues is (
- batting :
.4 a fraction•
• ' that less U
faces the pitd
:.e the swat out ^
• - r ved the 1
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day. See us before w,
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