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EVENING LEDaEBPHltoADELPHIA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10. 1D15;
S AND COMMENT GATHERED FROM EVERY CORNER OF THE WORLD OF SPORTS
A, s" ,i "
RUN" BAKER TO PLAY
WITH YANKEES NEXT YEAR
ftthletics' Slugger Says
I He Is Considering
I Mew Proposition
f Made by New York
. Story Thdt He Will
rtfwtl Chicago White
Sox in 1916 Is Only a Nice
w Chicago yarn I. a Pipe dream ."
"Ju what Frank Dnkcr t d over ho
"W .,hono toilny when naked
EJi tmw wllh th Whl.e Sox. "I
t,n" .. ..i -In I, nntt don't ex-
and nm now
f1. Cf the ChlcaBO club and don't
I expect to play hall
" ,.. T.nietio nwiln
' I rlnB an offer from New York."
T o,om friend of Charley Comlskey.
Ln.f of the Whiw Pox, Rave out a
Q.ment In New York yeneruay 10 me
Set that linker had accepted terms with
Wo for the comlns season and In
'Lted at the contract already had
L iluned. Thin announcement created
utlrmtno nnwira num. '-
fact that It was Rcncrally believed
.v. would rlay with the AanKccsnexi
n as stated exclusively In the
S2?. Lvmoun Ions before the meet-
, between Secretary Huston nnd .Man
ft'r Donovan, at Wilmington, two weeks
'At that meeting the Now Yorkers tried
' th osked a sum by far lnrecr than
Hut, was wllllnB to pay. After hoar
m Baker's dcmanilH, Huston nnd Don
mn returned to New York on the next
"two days later, n Federal 1-curuo nKent
ffrM LIQUET hi..-'-". """"""-
Developments of Day
in Frank Baker Case
WHAT IAMK Itl'llOU SAYS
I'rnnk tinker nlll not n to the
Vnnkers. He nlll pKy nn the White
Sot net urnMtn.
WHAT CIIAitt.KS rO.MISKKY SAYS
"IM like to net linker, but It would
lake tome periinlon to net liU relenne
from Connie Mock. I lmen't illnrin.nl
the matter with Mack ulnce the oenxon
WHAT CONMi: MACK SAYS
"The report Hint linker will piny with
the White Sot next enr l news to me.
I lime henrd nothing nliout It."
WHAT IHANK IIAKr.lt SAYS
'The ChtrnRo ynrn In n pipe drrnm. I
nm innlilerlnit nn offer to piny with
the New York Amrrlcnn.."
jlO.OOO a yar,
with a bonus of J10.000 for
'Hi., hi. mntrnct. Dakcr admits that
lews tempted to sIrii the papers, but
after havlnif tho Feds' check In his hand.
he returned It. saylnff tnni ne wouiu
think the matter oyer.
Baker then says he received a long dls
tuicc phone call that Donovan was on
Mi way to Trappo to tnllc terms with
Urn! Tho meeting was held without nny
nMirliv. Tho former Mackman ndmlts
that he has received n proposition which
,u better than thnt llrst offered by tho
Iinkee.1, and one that ho Is thinking over
uriously. , , , ,,,
Ihe famous slugger says he would like
to tlay In New York, but satisfactory
terma must be made or ho would rcmnln
la retirement so far n3 major leaguo
baseball was concerned.
' CHICAGO STOrtY "A DREAM."
. "1 don't know where anybody Rot an
Idea that I was roIiir to piny with Chl
tto because I have not oven heard a
word In connection with n trade of thnt
. tort." said Baker. ""Somebody had a pipe
dream. I have not met nny rcpprseiiui
live from Comlskcy, did, not know thnt
te tad one nnd am not expecting to do
ttuinua with that team.
rasi from Connie Mack, and there is
Mttlns to tho yarn. I mot Captnln
Hajjon and. 1)111 Donovan, of the Ynn
kttj, at Wilmington two weeks aRo nnd
Uej talked business with mo. However,
Iritis I wanted '.oo much, because they
ttnt back to Now York without coming
.to any aKreement.
"A few days after that a Federal
Leajuer came down to Trappo and of
fered me a great proposition, but I
finally decided to wait a while before
'signing with any one. They assured me
jthal my contract with the Athletics for
fnUuru not binding, but I have decided
to do nothing in regard to their offer
- "Shortly nfterward 1 received a long
; distance phone rail telling mo Hill Dono
Mn waa on his wny to seo me. For onco
I had a meeting with u baseball man
t',ltnout the fact becoming public. Dono
i fsn offered me an excellent proposition,
which I am seriously thinking about.
INDUCEMENTS MUST UK OOOD.
fr Hy position, however, la Just as It
1 asa year ago. 1 nm willing and want to
! back into the game, but I nm not
CORllnff back ItnlouM my Inrmg nm itiAf
J. . ........ ..... .it...
jl don t need to play ball for a living any
joore, tut I love the game nnd am wlll
fjnj to come back. Tlie Inducements must
i.tt KOOll. thoUUh. nr I will iln Hint nu r
dld last summer- ttay homo four days n
ffe and play Independent ball on
Wednesdays and Saturdays.
k "I see that out of town papers have
Men saying that I am all In and credited
me with a batting average moro than 100
points lower than I hit In the Delaware
t nuiuy League. Well Just wait and see
'nako' hit thnt ball If I come back. I
nm nlwiiys In great shape and will be
Just nn good as ever."
"I know nothing about n deal whereby
1' rank linker will play with tho Chicago
White Sox tills season," said Connie
Mnck this morning when ho was called
up on the phone. "It's nil new to me."
When Informed n friend of Charley
I omlskny had given out a statement In
New York that tho Home llun King
would don a White Sox uniform with
Kddlc Collins, Connie continued, "Yes.
this Is the llrst I heard of It," nnd
INTnODFCINO "HOSOM riUKND."
The "bosom friend" of Comlskcy who
did not wnnt his Identity to be disclosed
rraVG out Htlrh n rnnvlni'lni? "nlno ilranm11
I In New York that It was taken for granted
thnt Maker was lost to the Yankees, nnd
loud protests ngnlnst making the Amcr
I lean League race one-sided were voiced
by the press In New York today.
I Here's the yarn handed out by the
"These conferences between linker nnd
the Yankees and between J. Franklin
nnd the Federal League arc a huge Joke
to one on the inside. Home 'Itun linker
will bo with our Sox as sure ns spring
comes. It Is all cut nnd dried. I do not
believe that oven Han Johnson Is wise to
the Inside play. Hut 1 know that Connie
Mnck and the Old Roman thoroughly
understand each other,
"The matter has gone so far that linker
hns practically accepted terms with Chi
cago. It was for this very reason that
the Maryland farmer named terms to
Cnptaln Huston and 1111 1 Donovan that
would have scared off any one.
UK. LIKES CHICAGO.
"linker has n natural preference for
Chicago. Ills tenmmnte of the old Ath
letic days, Kddlo Collins, la there. No
club could better Comlskoy's terms In
tho matter of salary. And with tho 'White
Sox linker figures ho Is reasonably sure
of a share of next fall's world's series
"With Connie Mack It Is n tpiestlon of
business rnthcr thnn sentiment. Comls
kcy Is willing to pny $50,000 for IJakcr'a
release. New York would not pay more
than half that sum. If Baker sav Fed
eral League ngents of late, you may bo
sure It was for tho sole purpose of mask
ing the designs of Connie Mack nnd
Charles A. Comlskcy. The Old ltoman
Is out for the 1316 pennant, even If he
has to spend a fortune to buy It."
(iKENDA LEADS BIKERS
Rucers Riding in
MADISON SQUAHR GARDEN, Dec.
10. Eleven teams were bunched for the
lead at tho 103th hour, 1 p. m. todny, and
hud covered 2157 miles nnd 4 lnps. Sulli
can and Anderson were 6 laps behind.
Grerula was leading, The former record
was JI33 miles, made by Goullet and
Grenda In 1911.
The leading riders were 21 miles nnd t
laps ahead of that mark.
High School Football,
Cross-country and Soccer
Squads Make Good
HAVE BRIGHT PROSPECTS
CHICAGO CUBS MAY BE SOLD
AT NATIONAL LEAGUE MEETING
Germantown High School Is making
rnpld strides In athletics, nnd will In
tlmo lake Its place with Central High,
Northenst, Southern nnd YVcst Philadel
phia High Schools In Intcrschool compe
titions. In the season of football, soc
cer and cross-country, tho Germantown
athletes made a very commendnble show
ing. Charles Hockey, who took charge of
the cross-country runners, turned out
n very strong team considering the ma
terial avnltabte nt tho school. Tho work
of Walter C. Whlto nnd Harold G.
Ittnck featured Gcrmantown's activity In
the hilt-and-hale runs, nnd the "White
nnd Hlack" pnlr, ns they were cnllcd,
frequently led tho field In first nnd sec
ond place. Hedges, Randall, Hewitt, Cal
houn nnd Trautwcln were members of
Coach Tlilllp O. Lewis, physical direc
tor of the school, had charpo of the
football team, and the Green and Whlto
squad made an excellent showing. Tho
team was light, and tho players much
younger thnn their opponents In nil tho
games played, yet they played bril
liantly and finished n very successful sea
son. West Philadelphia second lost to
the Mnnhclm tenm, 23 to 0, and South
ern High second team lost by a score of
21 to fi.
On the Germantown squad were Mc
Devltt, Hausscr, Uusby, McKarahar,
Young, Hcnshaw, Cowdrlck, Ilutlcr, Cap
tain Manecly, Wootcy, Gonovcr, Crnlg,
Mcehnn, Young nnd Longstrcct. Will
lam McKarahar was elected cnptaln of
the liltG team. He Is a Junior nt the
school nnd plnyed centre as well ns In
the bncklleld. Germantown High nlso
plnyed a prominent part In tho Fresh
men League chnmplonshlp series, ns It
held West Philadelphia High School,
winners of the title, to a scoreless tie,
0 to 0.
In soccer, the Germnntown High School
players have experienced a most success
ful season. They did not participate in
the Mrat team Interscholastlc League (
games, but remained In tho second team
league. In this league they won tho
title with a perfect record. West Phila
delphia High School was defeated In two
games and Northeast and Central High i
nlso lost games. I
No faculty coach was available for tho
soccer players, und Burnett, former
Northeast High star, now a sophomore ,
nt Germantown, took up these duties. ;
He wns hurt In one of tho early games,
receiving a bad bruise on tho hip, but j
this did not prevent him from Instruct-
Ing the players, anil It wns due to his
persistent efforts thnt a winning aggre
gation was turned out.
Germantown expects to be in the big
league next yenr, nnd ns the men this
season were as large and strong physi
cally as nny In the Interscholastlc League,
thev should make a strong bid for tho
title In 1916. On the soccer team were
Yogel, Wanamaker, Drlscoll, Keegan.
Bean, Fisher, D. Savage, Curran, Urum
back nnd Rhoades.
Scholastic football teams In and nrounft
this city hnve furnished many college
cnptalns, not only nt Pennsylvania, but at
Cornell, Harvard and Princeton. The
report that Paul II. Taylor, former
Camden High School footbnll and basket
ball star, had been elected captain of
tho Lafayette College football team for
next season was not overlooked by tho
local scholastic pnrtUnns. Taylor. It will
be remembered, was an nll-seholastlc
star at Camden High.
Federals Dickering to Purchnsc Windy
N'BW YORK, Dee. JO.-Charles P. Taft,
owner of tho Chicago Cubs, nnd Presi
dent John K. Tcner, of the National
League, held n lengthy conference nt the
league's headquarters here yesterday.
Wlillo no details of tho conference were
made public, and President Tcner de
clined to discuss his talk with the owner
of the Cubs, It was generally belloved
that Mr. Taft Is now ready to dispose of
his stock In the Chicago Nationals at a
Tho club will undoubtedly bo sold nt
tho meeting of tho National League,
which will take placo nt the Waldorf
Astoria on next Tuesday1 afternoon. It
was rumored today that one of the big
money men behind the Federals is dick
ering for tho purchase of the Cubs.
SOUTHWARK C. C. RUN
HAS BEEN POSTPONED
Five-mile Handicap Street Race
Scheduled Tomorrow Called
MOHAN AND BAKER TO MEET
AT NATIONAL LEAGUE MEETING
Muy Sign Contract to Lend
Daisies Agnin Next Year
BOSTON, Dec. 9. A nolso like the
filling of a fountain pen wns heard up In
the wilds of Fltchburg, nnd shortly nfter
ward It was announced thnt Pat Moran,
tho man thnt pushed "Mlrncle Man"
Stalllngs out of the limelight, wns to bc
tako himself to New York, where ho will
meet with President William K. Baker,
of tho Phillies.
Pat Is expected to leave Fltchburg for
New York Sunday night, and will attend
tho meeting of the National League mag
nates nnd mnhngcrs there next week.
The Phillies' mnnngcr Is expected to
hnve something to say nbout n contract
to mnuago tho Phillies next season.
Grandstand Builder After Club
C'.i:Vi:i..Ni, 1., Dec. IO-Vllll.iin 3. lllin
kln, President or tho llunkln-i'onkcy I'nn
"traction Compnny. or Cleveland, mny bo the
next owner of the Cleveland American League
lmncltnll club, nrcott.ltlons for the wile of
hlfh nro helriK eomlticteil here. Iluiikln re
fiiceil to either nfflrm nr deny a report lhttt
he Is after the cluli. Neither would President
linn It. .Johnson, of tho American I.enKue, who
Ik here on the ileal, nay whether IIuiiKIii Is a
Southwnrk Cnthollc Club officials have
postponed their nnminl B-mlle handicap
street raco scheduled tomorrow afternoon.
A future dato has not been set, but those
In touch with tho situation bellovo tho
big event will be staged some time In
January. The race Is always an Impor
tant ono In Philadelphia.
Secretary Herman Meyer, of tho Middle
Atlantic Association of the Amateur Ath
letic Cnlon, has announced two Impor
tant street runs for Philadelphia. Christ
mas Day tho Port Richmond Business
Men's Association will stage a 5-mlla run
In which a liberal set of trophies will
bo awarded. Tho next affair Is sot for
New Year's Dny nnd will ho under the
auspices of tho Theodore Starr Club.
v.. M. ('. A. ntlilctc of the lty nre now
trnlnltiR for the big Internntlonnl Irnrk nnd
field meet. Went llrnmh will he one of tho
r.rnt circnnltntlon to rinse eents of this na
ture. Next Wednesday Physical Director Vvla
hns arranged ti hold the hlah Jump nnd shot
puttlmr contest. In the lntcrmitloti.il meet
cranes for team rnunt. Henrrsentntlves of
Atnerli'n. Cnnnda, rhln.i and ohr eountrlei
nlll put In a hid. Ijist yenr the Weal llrnneh
team won the I'ennaylvanU rhnmptonehlp nnd
tntcd high In the Internntlonnl competition.
Nnvy's Football Dates
ANNAPOLIS. Mil., Dec. 10. Dames already
nrrnnKcd lndknte that the schedule of Rnmcn
of the Noxnl Academy footbnll team for lilts
will be tho best In years. The inanaRrinent
will return to the old plan of playliiK pmci
Willi nearby colleo teams on the Wednesdays
In Ortolrr. The Army gnmo will bo played on
No ember -.". In Philadelphia, unless the pres
ent arrangement la i hanged.
The Kaioea which arc tlxed nre: October 7.
Denrjtetoan. Oi tober II, Maryland Agricultural
Collece- October II.. t'nlverslly of Pittsburgh;
October i Catholic t'nlveraltyi October US,
I'nlterslty of liiorgla; Nov ember 4. Washing
ton aim Iao. November 11, North Carolina A.
Churchmen Outplayed, but
McWilliams' Lucky Boot
Proved Deciding Factor
READING HERE TONIGHT
Dame Fortune really decided last night's
Eastern League gamo at Nonpareil Hall
between the league-leading Greystock five
and the Jasper quintet. The fickle, god
dess was In her clement, nnd each time
sho appeared on tho scene she smiled on
tho Gray's Ferry boys, who won out by
a margin of two points and a count of
a to 23.
Jasper's closo guarding held Greystock
to four field goals and one of tho four was
tnlntid, while Jnsper got live. Early In
the second half McWilliams nnd Scdrnn,
lighting for the ball, collided and fell.
The former stabbed blindly nt the ball
with his feet, connected with It, nnd It
shot straight nt Sugnrmati. "Sugy"
passed to Pilot Wilson, under the bnskct,
n Roal resulting.
Another break was In the fout tossing.
Wilson hod 28 chances nnd shot 17, but by
actual count six of them cither rolled
along Ihe Iron support, hit the back
board and went through tho net or else
ran around the rim for several seconds
before dropping through.
Sedtnn and Schmeelk, who nre delc
gntcd to throw fouls for Jnsper, differ
greatly from the other foul tosscrs In the
Knstern league. Adams, Scars, Fogarty
et nl have occasional off nights, while
the Jasper men have occasional nights
when thoy are on. Only once since the
stmt of the season has the man who
made the first try continued to throw
thtoughout the game. This was In Jas
per's first game nt Camden. Last night
Schmeelk started, but after missing tho
first one gave way to Sidran, who shot
seven out of nine In the first half. In
tho second half he got but six out of 15.
The only sensational play of the gamo
was Friedman's field goal within 6 mln
utes of the final gong. The ball ku
passed to him under the Greystock bas
ket, and after dribbling tho length of 'tho
floor ho shot It through with one hand
while Sugarman hung on the other.
Still another break for Greystock was
In Schmeclk's first field goal, which was
disallowed by Referee Brennan, the shot
having been made an Instnnt after he had
blown his whistle for a foul.
Cross scored Greystock'a only field
goal In tho first half, a long ono, three
fourths the length of tho floor. The half
ended with Greystock leading, H-ll. Cnv
anaugh made his third field goil of the
season In the first 10 minutes of the game.
Jasper's goals went to Fox, 2; Schmeelk,
Cavannugh nnd Friedman, and Grey
stock's to Cross, 2; Wilson and Sugar
man. Rending makes Its first Appearance of
tho season at Cooper Hall, 23d and Chris
tian streets, tonight. It was Reading
which stopped Jnsper's winning streak
Inst week, nnd the Bears are primed to
hand the fnst-flylng Greystock bunch
their second defeat of tho season. Grey
stock will take tho floor with last night's
lineup Intact. The only uncertainty about
the makeup of the Bears Is whether or
not Bcggs plays forward lnstad of Bog
glo. Reading still Is dickering for "Haps"
llcnfcr, tho Albright College star. It Is
reported that Benfer Is willing to play
professional ball, but that he wants the
Reading franchise nnd the hall the team
playsl n, as well as half the town, before
Manager .'.mbrose Dudley, of De Nerl,
emphatically denies that Klnk-ld Is to be
traded for Jimmy Brown, of Camden.
Furthermore, he declares that such a
swap was never oven considered.
Tho Greystock Reserves, who played
the preliminary gamo nt Cooper Hall be
fore Major Bailey Insisted they finish
beforo 9 o'clock, which they refused to
do, will play the St. Rita's five nt St.
Rita's Hntl, Broad and Federal streets,
this evening. Another Greystock Reserves
team will piny the preliminary gamo at
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