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EVENING LEDGER-PHILADELPHIA", THURSDAY FEBRtJARY 10, 1916,
PHILLIES TO HAVE BIG STRUGGLE TO KEEP PACE WITH GIANTS AND CUBS, SAYS MORAN
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PHILLIES MUST IMPROVE
TO REPEAT 1915 VICTORY,
SAYS MANAGER MORAN
Development of Greater Strength From Second
string Players Is Job on Leader's Hands
to Put Team in Running
"T MtJST cither Improve tho team or develop greater strength from my see
J. ond-strlng material to bo In the running noxt season," said Manager I'at
Moran Irf' discussing tho outlook for the coming season with tho Hviinmno
LCDor.n representative at tho National I.enguo meeting. "As wo stand now,
wo will havo a terrlllo strugglo to keep paeo with tho (Hants and Cuba If those
teams look as good on tho field as they do on paper. Hoth clubs have strength
ened al least 60 per cent., whllo wo apparently arc In Just about the same posl-
B Ion In which wo finished tho season.
hi "Looking at It In that light. It would seem that we havo little chanco to
repeat In the National Lcaguo race; but tho dope frequently goes wrong. Threo
teams look better than wo do at tho present time, but wo might fool them
again. Wo havo had a lot of hard luck this winter In our bids for players and
n'ero crossed In our attempt to get Gideon. Perhaps Gideon would not have
mado good, but I was willing to take a chanco on him on tho recommendation
of Eddie Burns. I thought wo had rtousch, tho brilliant young outfielder of
the Newark federal Lcuguo club, until I read in tho paper Inst night that ho
had been purchaso'd by tho Giants. This youngster would surely havo helped
mo, becauso ho Is a great all-round player.
"Two other Federal Leaguers were almost In our net, but somo other club
beat ua to them. I havo my eye on a Federal League pitcher who has nover
been highly rated, but who Is going to be a mighty good pitcher, and I think
wo will get him. I am always willing to tako a chanco on a pitcher who shows
the slightest ability If he Is ambitions, and somo day I will find a star,
Moran Believes Dcvorc, Good and Adams Arc Profitable Gamble
"Why am I getting so many outfielders? Well, tho only nnswer I can give
to that Is thut It is a good business proposition to pick up a lot of players at
tho waiver price of $1500 at the present time. Any one of them may lit In per
fectly with my plans and will moro than pay for all others who fall to
strengthen my team.
"If I wero to have allowed Good nnd Adams to go to a minor league club
and then started looking for nn outfielder and pitcher In tho fall I probably
would discover that both arc valued at $5000 or more, so you can sco that It Is
a good gamble. We can got about $1000 for each If wo cannot use them, or
procure an option on some promising youngster.
"Dovore's caso Is somewhat different, but wo aro getting him for nothing.
None of tho trio Is carrying a heavy, long-term contract. With a curve ball
Adams is certain to develop Into a good pitcher, whllo I expect cither Devore
or Good, and perhaps both, to show enough to warrant carrying for the entire
Cravath Cannot Last Forever
"You can never tell when you are going to need a capablo man. Becker
fell off last year at the close of the season, while It Is certain that Cravath
and Paskert will not get any better, as they havo passed tho stage where
thoy aro coming, and Gavvy's lega have been troubling him more or less.
"I am In a position where I must develop my reservo strength. Last year
-was my first year as a manager. I took a bunch South who had never played
together, somo of whom 1 did not really feel sure I know, and I was forced to
find tho best combination In a hurry. After finding It I had to perfect team
play and Instil fighting spirit. The race was too close for me to take nny
chances on my youngsters or to givo thcmmuch of my time In practice. There
fore theydld not show signs of developing as fast as they would have under
"This spring I feel certain that this reserve strength and young blood
must come through If I am to be In tho race. I know what my regulars can
and cannot do, so now I can give tho youngsters all my time. Stock played
great ball last season; so did Eddie Burns, but tho work of both will bo better
this season becauso I can eradicate faults this spring, whereas I did not dare
Moran Thinks Killcfer's Arm Wall Be O. K.
"If Killcfer's arm Is really gone It will be an awful blow. Ho Is without
doubt the best catcher in our Icaguo and, I think, better than any man in the
game. One docs not appreciate, Killcfer's value until they play with him. Wo
can't spare' him, and to tell you tho truth I don't think there is any danger of
"It would only be natural for him to bo slow rounding into form after
his accident, but he Is too young to havo an Injury llko that trouble him
long. They told mo I threw my arm out In 1905, but I was still pegging them
as good as ever until 1911. You can bank on Klllefcr to bo In prime condition
"Pitching played an Important part In our success last season, and 1 think
wo will be better oft this year. Alexander's arm Is In great shape again,
Chalmers, Mayer and Rlxey are sure to be better, while McQulllen, Dcmareo
nnd the recruits will round out a pretty fair staff, particularly if I land tho
pitcher I am after.
"Wo won't be tho favorite, and I am not making any predictions, but you
can bet we will hustle from start to finish nnd give them all a hard fight."
Herzog Only Playing Manager in Majors
A few years ago there seemed to bh a craze for playing managers In major
league baseball clubs. The teams that had managers who sat on tho bench
and did not play regularly could be counted on tho fingers of one hand. Now
a glanco at the field that will start this season discloses tho most remarkable
change In affairs.
There are but two actual playing managers In tho two major leagues, and
one of these has announced that ho Is through as a player and will hereafter
merely manage. In tho National League, Buck Herzog will be the lone playing-
manager. Boston has Stalling!), Brooklyn has Robinson, New York, McGraw,
and tho Phillies, Pat Moran; all out of active service. Jimmy Callahan In
Pittsburgh, Joe Tinker In Chicago and Miller Hugglns in St. Louis, also are
scheduled for the bench this year. Both Tinker and Hugglns have announced
that while they may fill In occasionally If called upon for relief; they will
not be regulars this season.
Bill Carrlgan Is the only American Leaguer who approaches the definition
of a playing manager, and last week he announced that he would not catch
this year unless It was Imperatively necessary in caso of accidents to his
regular catchers. BII Donovan Is to manage the Yankees from the bench,
as will Clarke Griffith In Washington, and of course, Connlo Mack will, as usual,
occupy his little perch in the corner of the bench.
The western clubs of the American League also have only bench managers,
among them being Rowland in Chicago, Jones In St. Louis, Friel in Cleveland
and Jennings In Detroit Just how long this condition will last Is an unknown
quantity, but the fact remains that Buck Heraoff occupies the unique position
of being: tho only playing manager among the IS major league leaders.
Originally the preponderance of major league managers were catchers, but
this condition does not exist Just now. Six of the 16 aro former Inflelders, 5
catchers, 3 pitchers and 2 outfielders. However, the managers of the cham
pion team In the two major leagues In the past two years were catchers, they
being Mack and Stalllngs In 1914 and Carrigan and Moran In 1915.
McGuigan Good Referee for Willard-Moran Bout
Philadelphia wll be represented in the 10-round match between Jess Wlllard
and Frank Moran In New York, March 8, If Tom Jones and Ike Dorgan approve
of Promoter Tex Rlckard's suggestion to have Jack McGuigan, of this city,
reicree xne maicn. is me respective managers are at loggerheads over tho
third-man question, it ls probable they will agree to have McGuigan officiate,
ones, demanded that Jack Skelly be selected for the Job while Dorgan wanted
Since McGuigan has been In the boxing game he has refereed quite a
number of Important matches, out of town as well as in this city, It Is prob
able, that the Phlladelphlan will be decided upon unless one or the other of the
managers gives in.
McGulgan's ability as a referee is well known throughout the country,
Tjie- last big- match he officiated In was between Mike Gibbons and Young Ahearn
In St. Paul several weeks ago in which the Phlladelphlan counted the "fatal
ten" over the Brooklyntte in the first round.
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EBBETS, DRAFT RULE
Suggestion Is Voted to Be Re
ferred in Other Baseball
NEW YOniC, Fob. W.-Charlos II. Eb
bots is the. proudest man In baseball at
tho closing session of the National Lcaguo
todny. Ills revision to the drafting rules
was considered favorably and was re
ferred to tho American League and the
minor leagues. Tho reference was aecom
punlcd by n hearty recommendation bv
Governor John Klnlcy Tenor, nnd Kbbots
believes that formal adoption of tho
scheme Is only a question of time. So
he will wait with bated breath until the
w Itching hour nrrlves,
ICbbots, as has boon told, favors n re
form In tho present system of drafting
which will give the second division clubs
tho preference In selecting any plaers
named by any of the other clubs. Tho
nominations will bo limited nnd will pro
vent nny jockeying. In urging the adop
tion of the plan, Mr. nbbets said RrunUllo
qtiently thnt Inasmuch as the Supcrbns
were firmly Intrenched In the first divi
sion, ns they were In tho heart of Brook
lyn fandom, ho could not bo charged with
ulterior motives in urging such n sweep
ing reform. Ho pleaded tho cause of tho
tnllcnders of tho past, prctcnt, and tall
cmlci.i to come.
Tho question of dunging the phoer
limit was discussed In an Informal man
ner, and the various club owners were
sounded. The (Jl.ints. Braves and Cubs
are In favor of raising the limit to -
players, while Brooklyn. St. Louis, Pitts
burgh and Cincinnati stood firm for the
limit as It was. There io many men
of many minds, to be sure, so Cincinnati
favored a reduction In the plajer limit
and argued that the number bo plnced at
20. Whllo on the question of players and
player limits. It was decided that the Culm
bo allowed until April of 1917 to dispose
of their surplus players, but that they will
hae to conform to the 21-playcr limit
this year, regardless of the number of
players they havo under contract.
The constitution was so amended thnt,
starting with the coming season, any
manager who Is suspended for any cause
will not receive nny salary. Heretofore
letter of tlie rule applied only to plaors.
It was voted, also, that any club which
disregarded the rule would bo lined $-30.
This action was taken to clear up a
point which was raised several times last
car when bench managers Incurred tho
ofllclal wrath of umpires and were sus
pended by the president of tho Icaguo.
WHITTED SENDS SIGNED
CONTRACT TO PHILLIES
Outfielder Is in Good Shape for 1916
DUrtHAM, N. a, Feb. lOQeorge
Whltted, who a few weeks ago strenuous
ly objected to the contract the Phillies
sent him for this season, had a change
of mind about holding out, for he has
signed tho document and forwarded It
to the club's headquarters In Philadelphia.
Whltted evidently did not like the Idea
of being a hold-out, especially when to
many of the Federal League stars were
banging around loose.
Whltted Is In splendid condition, for he
has been leading tho outdoor life all
winter, hunting. Ashing and cross-country
tours afoot being bis chief occupation.
Ills leg Is sound again and George lookB
for a banner year with the Phils.
TINKER FIRST TO CLAIM
FLAG IN NATIONAL RACE
Cubs Will Play in 1016 World's Series,
CHICAQO, Feb. 10,-Joe Tinker jumped
Into the limelight today with the sea
son's first claim of a big league pennant.
In a statement telegraphed here from
New York the boss of the Cubs-Whales
said his organization Is certain to repre
sent the Nationals In the world's series
And he reasons thusly; "I have the
best pitching staff in the league. The
only outfield that compares with mine Is
the Giants'- garden trio. I'vo got the best
Infield of both leagues and the best pitch
ing staff of the bunch. Beside. Mr,
Weeghman has mora coin that I ever
thought I could see.'
MOVIES SOME BOXERS, BOBBY, ARE CLASSED AS HOBOES LOOKING FOR SCRAPS
IT HAPPENS IN THE BEST
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PHILS' CHANCE IN NATIONAL
RACE AS GOOD AS ANY TEAM
No Favorites Stand Out as Clubs Get Ready
for Big- Scramble Close Competition
Should Be Feature
By GRANTLAND RICE
Hope springs eternal in the bascbnll
hreast. Hut hope has sprung higher in
.tho baseball breast of the Natlonnl
League this season than it over sprang
licfore. Wo mean by this that moro ball
clubs In thnt circuit nctually believe they
hao a chance to win tho pennant than
nny other pabslng winter has ever known.
Not (ho Old Bunk
You know tho old spring bunk of tho
game "tho team that beats us out," etc.
There Is none of that bunk this season,
noston. Philadelphia, Urooklyn, Now
York, Chicago and Pittsburgh feol pretty
huio tliev hnc u good Inside chance to
win. while Cincinnati and St. Louis aro
looking for llrst-divlslon finishes. Some
one, ns usual, Is duo for u Jolt. But pick
ing the older of tho October parade is an
For the first tlmo In many campaigns
thcro will be no distinct favorite. Giants
and Itcds llnlshcd under tho heap last
fall yet Giants and Heds today look to
bo ns stoutly constructed ns any other
The Philly Outlook
The pennant winner of ono year Is gon
cially picked to lepent upon tho theory
that it Is the best looking club until
somo rival piovcs different. Few this
Into whiter are picking tho Phils to mnin
tuln their perch on top. They havo
their chance with the Held but It Isn't
anj better chance than Braves, Dodgers
nnd others have.
On form ma should present the Big
Rciambic, which should mean pyramided
interest through tho summer.
Homer teas a lucky bard,
I'cw with Mr. Bums could cope;
fit aiming tnopjicii tip pood and hard
1V'i(i Ma Plppa I'asscs dope;
Shakespeare had a bale of poods,
Most o io7i(ci tecrc superfine;
Almost anv thing of Hood's
la a classic In Its line;
Yet I'd take mu chance with fame,
Calmly let it go at that,
With a chance to write my name
Under "Casey at the Vat."
Dante lit a classic rope.
So did Drydcn, Keats and Gray;
Shelley, Milton, Moore and I'ope,
All were leaders in their day;
Southcy had a subtle touch,
Coleridge teas a winning bard;
Virpil holds an endless clutch
On the busy world's regard;
Yet within this high brow fog
I would leave these stranded flat,
With the right to slip my co7
Under "Casey at the Bat."
Ty Cobb's Rival
"Ty Cobb," said George Stalllngs a day
or two ugo, "will have one rival this sea
son. Just one. No, I am not referring to
Speaker or Collins or Jackson or Kauff. I
am referring to T.ee Magee, of the Yan
"Magee." continued Stalllngs, "will be
the closest thing to Cobb there Is in the
game. In the first place, he looks like Ty
Is about the same build. In the second
place, he Is almost as fast and shifty not
only with his feet, but with his brain.
Like Cobb, he is a fine hustler, and like
Cobb, he Is of the aggressive, run-making
More About Magee
"There is another thing about Magee
that hasn't been commented upon. Magee
Is a made-over left-hand batsman. That
Is, he started out as a right-hand hitter
and then switched over. It has taken him
some time to get accustomed to this
change. But if you will notice, he has
been getting better and better. Last year
he looked to have found himself. lis
should bat better this year than he ever
did before. If he doesn't bat around .330
or better I will be very much surprised.
I told Ty the last time I saw him that he
had a real rival this season, and I believe
the year's records will show that I am
Among those who hope that Colonel
Stalllngs Is not wrong are Colonel J. Run
pert. Captain T, L. Huston and Smiling
Maxims of the 19th Hole
My son. It is better to bite thy nails or
OP REGULATED FAMILIES
to take swift poison than to be constantly
short upon every putt.
For there Is but one Impossible shot In
tho gamo and that Is to run down a putt
thnt never reaches tho edge of the cup.
Money Is sold to he cheap enough, but
when It comes to offering Wlllard and
Moran $70,000 for a 10-round reel, cheap
Is hardly tho proper word.
We Arc Willing
Sir Why go to the trouble of playing
i5l games In each league? Tho two pen
nant races are already over. Tho next
world series will be Boston Braves vs.
Boston Red Sox. It's a cinch. BUDDY.
If amateurs aro thoso
Who don't got nny money out of the gamo,
Tho only real amateurs I know
Are cigar store Indians,
Does any one know a couple of boxers
ivho need a light workout? Wo have
$SO,000 or $DO,000 we don't know what to
COACH FOIU'ELL PLANS NEW
SYSTEM FOR PENN FOOTBALL
Confident Quakers Will Win Every
Game on 1916 Schedule
More than 73 members of last year's
varsity, scrub nnd freshmen teams
reported at tho football rally last evening
at tho Athletic Association office at
Welghtman Hall. The meeting was called
with the Idea of bringing the fellows
into closer touch with the new coaches.
Folwcll outlined tho plans he had laid
for tho coming season In relation not only
to tho games scheduled, but to the train
ing as well.
"The entire spirit should change," Fol
wcll said, "and there should be an elim
ination of tho factions which havo been
so evident tho last season. I am going to
havo an entirely now system," he con
tinued, "one tnat has proved to be good."
Folwell Is confident that tho team will
defeat every team which It will encounter
during tho season. In speaking of tho
manner In which he will pick the team, he
said: "I will select my men according to
their defensive abilities, for I believe that
a good defensive team has the battle
three-quarters won." Ho advised the men
to go Into some particular sport which
would keep them In good condition until
the fall. Bowing, baseball, track and
lacrosso he mentioned as being well fitted
to condition a person for football. Fol
well gave a brief summary of his expe
rience as a coach and trainer at La
fayette. Johns Hopkins and Washington
and Jefferson to enable the candidates for
next season's team to understand him
Capablanca Draws With Kupchik
NEW YOnK. Feb. lO.-Joso n. Capablanca.
of llmana. drew with A. Kupchik in the fourth
round of the finals of the Rice memorial cheas
masters' tournament yesterday. Borla Koatlc,
of Serbia, and David Janonskl, the French
champion, adjourned their contest.
Olympia A. A. J3 B'Sbr'd
Harry Edwarda, jjer.
MONDAY NIGHT 8:30 HIIAItl'
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WILI.1K MKKIIAN v. JACK HUDIIARD
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JOHNNY KItTLK . JOB TUUBII
Adm. 83c. Hah Itca., 60c. Arena rc.. 15c. !.
YOUNG JACK O'BRIEN
OFKEItS TO MBBT
NOltHISTOWN. (tsi Iba.) FKn. S3ND
SKN8ATIONAI, AIX-8TAH SHOW
NATIONAL A. C. ftgyjffiy
SATL'UDAY N10I1T HATUHHAY NICUT
JIMMY FUYBIl v. ttUUIK WEST
JOE HIllHT va. FRANU1B McUUIHE
JACK 1IUAZZO is. IJL'CK 1'LKMINO
HOLLY IIUJINS . KDDIK WAOONII
GEOKGK CHANKY a. MICKEY UONLBY
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FOUR PENN TEAMS END
WEEK IN COMPETITION
Gymnasts, Swimmers, Cage
Men and Wrestlers Have
Four University of Pennsylvania teams
will bo in active competition during the
remainder of this week.
The gymnastic team will open Its Inter
collegiate season with Princeton tomor
row night at Wclghtmann Hall. On Sat
urday the basketball team plays Colum
bia University at Mornlngslde Heights,
New York. Tho wrestling team, which
was selected Inst night, will open Its
Intercollegiate season on Saturday with
tho Naval Academy at Annapolis. The
only local event at Franklin Field on Sat
urday will be tho dual swimming meet
between Pcnn and Yale.
The Ited and Bluo basketball team at
the present tlmo is leading tho other
teams In tho League race, having won
four games and dropped one, that being
to Yale at New Haven by a score of
18 to 17. Tho rted and Bluo team Is In
flno fettle for tho contest, nnd while not
having met the Columbia bunch so far
this season, they should have no trouble
In coming out n victor,
Tho success of the Fenn wrestling team
against tho Naval Academy matsmen
will depend upon tho men wrestling In
the classes from 115 pounds to 15S. The
loss of tho Injured Jllke Dorlzas, the
Greek, the Intercollegiate champion In the
heavyweight class, Is keenly felt, as no
ono has been found to nil hl3 place.
With two defeats and ono victory as
their record, tho Pcnn swimming team
will endeavor to even up tho score by
handing a defeat to the Yale tankmen.
Coach George Klstler has been working
tho squad hard and It Is steadily showing
improvement, as shown by the work In
tho recont meet with tho University of
Pittsburgh. Captain Jimmy Shyrock Is
In splendid form, having recovered from
his attack of malarial fever. It Is tho
first big meet for Yale and, while they
aro not very strong as an all-around
team, they should givo Penn a hard
New Yorkers Win Gimbel Golf
NEW YOP.K, Feb. lO.-Ollbert Nlcholla, met
ropolitan open champion, and Joo Mitchell, rep
resenting the New York branch of aimbels,
defeated Charlie Hnffner and Dave Cutlibert,
from the Philadelphia Btore, over the
nlne.nolo Indoor links nt GImbela by the score
of 2 up and 1 to play. In .10 holes. As tho
Now York team finished one down In the !I0
holo match at Philadelphia last week, 'the
t".y.? J1? 'wal Pjayed, out and Nlcholla and
Mitchell won by 2 up In tho 72 holea.
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The other day Sotnern
rP1 and Marlowe sold their
J. Jl S theatrical wardrobe. Ham-
f -J - let's fcejeweled sword and
VjOlClGH Desdemona'e silken robes
were sold from the auction
Age "f '
" And now comes our own
C familiar E. H, Sothern in a
-'- sadly reminiscent talk in
Tpv - the Evening Ledgers Sat-
1-J 13.1X13. urday Amusement Section,
of the days that are dead,
Dy and the foolish search for
E-pj- - that Never- Never -Land
. JnL, Ootnerri wliere tte an"M of oU
actors and theatre-goers
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TO BE HARD HIT
IN 1916 SEASON
Midsummer Dream That Is
Almost JNightmare for
OWNERS' EXPENSE LITTLE
While the New York Giants ana oth
Institutions of great wealth are paytn.
Christmas tree prices for stars of th at!
lamented Fedeial League, there Is weep
ing and walling and gnashing of u.ik
among the great majority of batlplaWri
at the prospect of having to stand for a
few concessions to His Majesty, u,,
Clubowner, In 1016. Mu
'" t" falnlng season mi
,baIIPlaj-er be hit where h,
at-ln tho latitude of tho ku
leeis it mosc-m tno latitude of the his
wncro no itccpa ma grcenware. A fW
lucky Btnrs hold to rosy prospects for
another year or two by reason of lonr.
term contracts made when the Feda
seemed determined to spend all the mon.
In the world. raon'r
It's hard to flguro how they can b hn
by the changed conditions unless the cltA.
owners choose to fiy In the face of tie
Supreme Court, tho law and the silk.
hatted fraternity appertaining to tha
same But of tho unlucky athletes who
found themselves caught without the pro
tection of binding wherenses they're tell.
Ing another story as tho time to go South
Not as Hungry
The lads whose chief concern In sprln
Is tho pretty tlntlnabulatlon of the dinner
bell may fight shy of tho dining room on
tho conditioning tour this year. At th
rate of 25 cents for soup and $1.25 for
steak they may not bo as hungry In tha
spring of 1916 as In the days of the base
Then the magnates were smlllnr
through their tears and standing for
nearly nnythlng to keep the slaves In line.
Now, with tho magnates on terms of ex.
trcme friendliness, there's a stringency of
the old purse strings which looks porten
tous for the sprlng-tlmo gambolcrs.
It was a matter of Jest In last year'j
training tours that the players were rub
bing It In on their obedient owners. Ex.
penses meant llttlo to them; tho club
owners had a lot of 'em, and the more
they paid tho more they seemed to grla
Training bills ran into thousands, ana
the spring games brought only a few pal
try shekels, scarcely enough to buy lln.
inciiL ior wimcr-soiiencu nurling wings.
And the start of the league season found
the chtbowners maccd for a right respec
No one has announced It yet, maybe no
ono will, but persons In tho know of base
ball don't believe for a minute the mag
nates will bo tossing away railroad fare,
hotel expenses and other coin this year
Just to hear it Jingle along the pavement.
Maybe a whole crowd of athletes will
havo to pay tho conductor for tho ride
from their respective homes to their equal
ly respective rendnav.wa; maybe they will
have to go through cenUn financial for
malities with tho hotel man this year
which were attended to in 1915 by the
club treasurers, and maybe, while tha
game of supposln' Is strong maybe some
of the players will find the price of their
own unlfprms deducted from the first
semimonthly pay check.
Ball players winked at their financial
and gastronomic stategy on the road la
other years. They dropped off at way sta
tions and stayed tho pangs of hunger with,
lunch-counter sandwiches, though they
were allowed liberally for dining-car
men's at dining-car prices. It was a form
of graft, and with some athletes amounted
to quite a sum In the course of the season.
SOLD FROM THE
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