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Boston Loses Four to Service With Four More to Go While
Detroit Has Lost Sfix With Three More to Leave
Soon; Neither Team Formidable.
Detroit and the Boston Braves have been hit hard by the
war and by other circumstances. The Braves, a team which,
almost wjthout warning, crumpled and went to pieces, will
present a remade, remodeled and much strengthened ball club.
Detroit, a team whicli has stood with slight changes f or many
vears, still presents the framework of a great club, but it is
islowly but surely weakening. Detroit, unless the recruited
strength is much greater than it seems to be, must, in spite of
its still great attacking power, be considered out of the actual
contest and no longer a candidate for pennant honors. It has
been hit' in rather vital spots by the call of the nation and has
lost considerable of the strength it had recruited.
Boston has lost heavily, and stands to lose more. How
ever, the team looks healthier now than it did any time last
season. It is practically a new ball club. The loss of Rabbit
Maranville was a blow which few clubs could recover in one
season. Maranville was, when he entered the naval service,
the most useful ball player to his team of any in base ball, and
the shortstop who reached more ground balls and accepted
more chances than any other. To lose such a man is like tak
ing Cobb from the Tigers.
In lervlce, 4
Liable to immediate call, 4.
The Braves present a new problem
in base ball. Last spring the team
figured to run third or fourth, with a
chance at second place. Led by
Stallings, one of the master leaders
of the game, it was always dangerous
because of Stallings.
George Stallings is an unique fig-
- ure in the game. He either is much
loved or much hated. His men have
been devoted 6 him swore by him.
His opponents hate him. Last spring
.' there was no indication of a change in
this condition. Then, without warn
ing, there was rebellion. The team
broke with Stallings; a number of
players were openly in revolt He
lost control of the club. It went to
pieces and dropped for nothing plus
- tWThen Stallings did the right thing.
He cleaned .house, threw away every
one who wouldn't play ball the Stal
lings way and started a new club,
with the loyal veterans as a basis of
, his team. Whether he succeeded in
" removing all the roots of the cancer
' that destroyed his -old club still re-
mains a problem, but Stallings is
pastmaster of the art of discovering
;he sources of trouble.
, I have no ; yet succeeded -in learn
:ng the cause of the upheaval of the
Boston bolsheviki. Tossibly there is
something behind it that mightcause
mother uprising, but I doubt it.,, If
.here is, the fault either is with the
jwners or the management, and no
jne of the rebel players has intimated
o me that this is the case.
Team Reconstructed.
The team has been reconstructed
cleverly. With Jack Henry to help
out the rather weak catching,staff it
,ooks health;er, although Tragressor
.-nay go into the army and weaken it
The pitching staff will center
around Rudolph and Nehf, two great
i pitchers, with Hughes, a may-be-great,
and that 'man f steel, Ragan.
. There also aie ScottI(lBurneister and
Murray,, but the big problem is
James was one of the greatest
. pitchers in the land. He won a
championship, helped win a world's
championship, swelled, and exploded.
For two years he was worthless, and
ast year was out of the game. He
'. repentant He claims he is" in
:ondition, that he has recovered from
the attack that put him on the bum
nd he wants to come back. He is
to have atrial. If he can come even
two-thirds of the way back the
Braves have a formidable pitching
'Segregation, backed by a steady and
,ery fair catching staff. .
As to Koney.
Kpnetchy, the temperamental first
baseman, may or may not do. lt
:an be one of the greatest first base
tien in the world if he works.and the
:hances are he will not work. He
-is not satisfied for long with any
' thing He is a queer fellow to whom
two pats on the back are better than
an increase in salary. If he was "un-
derstood" he would be a greater than
Chase,4for he can, do almost every
thing in the game and he can hit.
Herzog will probably be captain and
field leaden How he and Stallings
v will mix is Ward to say. If they hit it
off there will be a wonderful com
bination; if they don't the Kilkenny
. cats will seem like a love feast. Smithj
who led the team in hitting last year,
will be at third, and there are Faw
lings, Covington tnd Fits. The pur
chase of Jimmy Smith of the Giants
gives Stallings a well balanced and
well forti6ed infield.
The outfield doesn't seem strong,
but at that it is up about the stand
ard of any outfield Stallings ever has
Had. tit never has bad a classy out
field and always one that requires a
lot of switching and puttering around
with. This season he will have
Wickland, Kelley (two cast-offs),
Massey, Bailey, Powell and Kehg to
putter around with.
I tTftf HAMTIKI-. .J
Tn rriilitarv service. 6.
Liable to immediate call, 3.
Detroit's Tigers furnish one of the
qufcerest problems of base ball. For
years this team has scored from 38
to 100 runs a season more than any
other American league club. It aver
ages usually between 4.5 and 5 runs
per game, while the average Ameri
can league club averages 4.1. It is
the greatest run manufacturing ma
chine in bale ball and has been for
many years yet it cannot win.
Ordinarily any manager in any
league can get a strong defensive
team, but few can get that exta
punch and wallop that belongs to De
troit because the team makes many
run and. a a rnlp. it is easier to
pitch for that kind of a team because
a pitcher clnake chances, knowing
that his team can make up runs even
if th wnrct hannpna. Yet here is a
team averaging 4.5 runs a game last
year, which could not noia its op
ponents below an average of 4.7 runs
per game.
Jennings has admitted that he is not
a judge of pitchers. He has had good
pitchers and not achieved results from-
tnem. lhe team nas oeen nit in
a vital spot by the enlistment of
Ehnike, who, in spite of his mediocre
work last year, at least could beat
Boston, and who ought to be much
better this season.
Must Have Pitching.
Unless Detroit can get pitching that
will reduce the average number of
runs per game scored by opponents it
cannot be counted as a permanent
factor as, year by year, its run-making
power is falling off. It probably
wilt imr, 40 mnre run this srann
than any other club in the league, but
its punch is waning.
The team is very strong in the out
field, especially in driving power;
mediocre behind the! bat, although
better fortified this spring than usual,
and it needs some bracing on the first
base sideof the infield. There is a
big chance that George Burns, who
has proved a capable tt not a great
first baseman, will be in military
crviA snn thaf vnt pviripntlv is
expected, since Drcssen and Blue are
ready to grab the joo, and lieiiman
might be brought in from the outfield.
Younir is not a great second baseman,
but steady and reliable, and he is
dangerous at bat and could be capably
understudied by Bob Jones.
Th pffnrt rf tli management, it is
evident from the dope, has been to
fortify every position on the team
against the possibility of the demands
of the war taking away players at the
critical moment. Detroit could lose
one whole team and then put a re
spectable one on the field.
Hurling Corps Weak.
The other effort has been the an
nual one of trying to develop win
ning pitchers. Jennings haa, decided
to give his once great Harry Cov
eleskie a final chance to make good.
He has Dauss, lirickson, Finneran,
Hero Hall, Kallio, Polsen, Boland.
Cunningham, Carroll, Jones and the
Bills James and Mitchell. Numer
ically he has plenty, but in the light
of past performances the aggregation
does not look so strong.
It would seem thaj Jennings Tost
a, great opportunity during the whole
sale trading of the past winter in not
swapping a lot of his excess talent,
which cannot be used, for one strong
pitcher. There were several on the
market. Given one strong arm who
could pitch 40 games and win close
to 30 and the Tigers again would
loom up with their annual challenge
of the chaninions.
It is a team that is very hard' to
dope correctly, as we will 'see when
we reach the figures, because of the
fact that one strong winning pitcher,
backed by jthe tremendous punch of
team, mtcrht rhanpe it frnm a sec
ond division club into a pennant run
ner-up in a tew weeks, mere is not
a sign among the new comers of any
such a development thus far, but it
will pay us to watch the Tigers close
ly during the spring training. ,
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Today's Sport Calendar
Banket Ball Kouthweatern champlonablp
tournament opena at Kanaa 'lty.
(iolf Fifteenth annual Tin Whlatle eham
plnnnlilp tournament, I'lneliurnt, . C.
Iloilng New England American Amateur
anion ehamplonNhlp, at Hoaton; Kayo Lra
va. Alvle Miliar 12 rounds, at Columbun,
O. ; Jack Hrano . Kridie MeAndrewa, 10
ronnda, at Ilazelton, I'a. j Marty from ts.
Johnny Jtlley, 10 round, at Wilkea-Ilarre,
central five
trmsst. joseph
in Past game
Omaha Central High defeated St.
Joseph Central High, 35 to 26, last
night on the Young Men's Christian
association floor in the last game on
its schedule. Every player on the
floor was a star in a game that was
the fastest and the hardest fought
seen by local fans for several years.
Victory for either side was uncer
tain until the last few minutes of
play, when the Omaha flippers started
a procession of baskets that put the
game safely in the well filled scalp
bag of the Onfaha Central team. The
first half ended with the score 27 to
22 in the locals', favor, but since both
sides had been' keeping within a few
points of each other victory for the
Purple and White was by no means
assured. The locals maintained a
margin throughout the entire game.
Ihe scores:
KG. F.T. P.F,
Maxwell, r. f. 3 3 1
Smith, I. f 5 0
Paynter, c. 6 0
T. Logan, r. t 2 0- 0
A. Logan, 1. g 0 0 0
0 9
0 10
0 13
0 4
0 C
Total! 16 3 7 0 "35
P.O. F.T. P.F. T F.Ptl.
Packwood, r. f 1 0 0
Whitehead, I. f 7 0 1
Sollam. o 0 0 0
Bealla, r. g 1 0 1
Tull, I. g 3 4 0
Petrlkowaky, aub 1. (. 0 0 0
Totala 11 4 2 3 26
Officials: V. Moore, refnree. Jacobs.
scorer. Cohn, timekeeper. Time of halves,
30 minutes.
Former Dakota Athlete
Greets Boys on Way to France
Vermillion, S. D., March 17. (Spe
cial.) "Q" Quifrley. former captain
of the track team at the University
of South Dakota and conference rec
ord holder in the 220-yard dash, who
is now a lieutenant in the quarter
master's department in the United
States army, is stationed at the United
states debarkation office at Liverpool,
England,-where he has charge of one
of the departments which is handling
the baggage and supplies for the army
trans-shipped at that point. In a re
cent letter to friends at the University
of South Dakota Lieutenant Quigley
mentions seeing and talking to Lieu
tenant Ferdinand Duncan, end and
captain on last year's Coyote foot
ball team, who was on his way to the
trenches. Quigley also visited with
"Jawn" Parliman, also a lieutenant in
the United States army, remembered
by foot ball followers in the Dakotas
as quarterback on the University of
South Dakota U of 1914 and 1V15.
Most of the men on the way to France
go through Liverpool and the Coyote
students have held numerous re-1
unions there. I know somebody in
almost every boat whom I met at the
university, at the training camp, or in
inter-collegiate athletics," Quigley
writes. ,
World's Champions Leave
Chicago for Texas Camp
Chicago, III.. March 16. Members
of the world's championship Chicago
Americans left here tonight for Min
eral Wells, Tex., to begin spring
training. Tne-party included seven
teen players, Manager Clarence Row
land and Coach Kid Gleason.
Eddie Collins, the second baseman,
will join the club later. He was
granted permission to straighten out
some business affairs in Philadelphia.
Manager Rowland said the club
was starting out to win another
championship. '
"Barring accidents, I think we are
going into another world's series,"
he said. "You know the winner al
ways has the edge."
iCharles A. Comiskcy, owner of the
club, and Pitcher Joe Benr already
ae at the Texas resort. The club will
spend about three weeks in training.
Ray of llinois Equals
World's Record in Meet
New York, March 16. Joie Ray- of
the Illinois Athfctic association
equalled the world's record for the
1,000-yard run at tle National indoor
Athletic Union cUampionsh'p here to
night. Dave Caldwell of the Boston
Athletic association finished second,
and Edwin H. Fajl of the Great Lakes
naval training 'station, Chicago, third.
The time was 2:14.
Richard F. Remer, unattached, of
New York, was the only champion to
repeat a victory of a year ago .in the
two-mile walk.
The University of Pennsylvania led
in the point score with 12 points.
The First Naval district of Boston
was second with 9, and Cornell third
with 8.
Gophers Win Last Game.
Madison, Wis., March 16. Minne
sota defeated Wisconsin. 19 to 11, in
a western conference, basket ball game
tonight. It was the last game of the
season for Wisconsin, the "big iO"
New Manager of Team Given
Surprise Greeting by Thou
sand Men Eager for Open-
ing of Season.
St. Joseph, Mo., March 17. (Spe
cial Telegram.) The greatest demon
stration recorded in this city in many
years was held last night when more
than 1,000 business men and fans' of
the city gathered in the auditorium
of Hotel Robidoux to pay pluntary
tribute to Edward J. Hanlon, new
owner of the St. Joseph base ball
club. The Commerce, Rotary, Booster
and Co-operative clubs sent big dele
gations and the meeting was ad
dressed by many of the most notable
men of the community, among them
the presidents of these organizations.
Hanlon responded by promising to
do all possible to give St. Joseph a
pennant winning team. s
Hanlon knew, nothing of the affair,
which was reserved as a surprise fr
him upon his arrival here.
Charles Hunter, business manager,
arrived here today to take charge of
affairs preliminary to the opening of
the season. .
The Saints will report here on
April 1 and will do their spring train
ing at home. Several exhibition
games have been booked. Nothing
like the enthusiasm of this year has
ever before been witnessed here at
the opening of a base ball season.
Denver Promoter Offers
$100,000 for Big Match
Denver, Colo., March 16. James
C. Hamill, Denver promoter, an
nounced today that he would offer
$100,000 to rtage the championship
boxing contest between Jess Willard,
present champion, and Fred Fulton
of Rochester, Minn., which they will
fight July 4, according to an agree
ment signed by managers of the fight
ers. Denver promoters, it is said, al
ready have been asked to -bid for
holding the match here.
Fellock Charged Ruining v
- Wheat Crop to Be Held
Linfoln, Neb., March 17. Louis
Fellwock, wealthy Gage county
farmer, charged with permitting large
quantities of wheat to go to ruin on
his farm, was bound over to the fed
eral grand jury yesterday by United
States Commissioner Whitmore un
der a section of the national food con
trol law. Fellwock, who denied the
charge, was released on bond.
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Michigan WinsJndoor
Meet Over Chicago, 52 to 20
Ann Arbor, Mich., March' 16.
Winning firsts in all but two events,
Michigan defeated the University of
Chicago track team 52 to 20 here to
night. The surprise was the Wol
verine victory in the mile relay race
which the visitors lost by'10 yards.
Individual and Team Averages of Various Leagues Play
ing on umana Alleys
10 J Tf AV
womble . ,15b Redfleld .150
Stafford .ri60Vtbe 150
Scott Tents...-.
Powell 8. Co...
Banker Realty
..48 !1 .615
..40 S2 .566
..37 S3 .647
Domet . . .150 I
Team W L. d. o.
.35 J1 48
Wanhington Shirt. 33 37 .4(4
Bvo 33 3 J .457
Commonwealth I.. .33 40 444
O'Brien Candy Co. 28 44 .389
Corey A McKenle.27 45 .373
Contractor .
Inspectors . .
Handlers ...
Mller ....172
Beebs ....165
Hyde 155
IndiTldimi Averages,
.earn ...192 Hidnon ...173
Wtchow .)1 Brodahl ..173
Mayer ...191 .arson .. 173
Metsger .188 Long ley ..173
McCoy .;$ Wills 171
Anderson .164
IC Sciplt.187 O. Olo:i. 171
Baker ...18 H Hansen. 171
Stuns ...185 Brannlan 170
Martin ...184 Zlm'man j 70
Mitchell 184 Karla ...170
C. Bland. 183 f-ondon ..'70
Senger ...18 M. Olser.. '70
Toman ...18! Lepiiiskl .170
Kennedy .180 Maurer ..169
Crowder .180 Shields ..189
3off .....ISO HathaW 169
Klti 178 E N'gard 189
Jaroeh .178 U N garrt.168
Zarp .178 Russell 168
Johnson ,.177 A. Bland. 768
Kleny ...177 Harrison .1
Hunfgton 176 Bertwell .165
Oober 176 Fltag'ald 165
Coupal ...178 Howard ..164
Plunke'.; ..176 Reagon ..2
K Hansen 175 Wiley ....68
Shaw .. .175 Falconer .!63
Koran ...?"5 Kent .... 160
H'emtroiu 174 Swoboda .160
R. 8.lpK.17S PrlmeaJ .159
R.thke .173 Holllday .151
Sohoen'an 173 Dlngman .147
Terrell ...173
O. W. U Pet.
Omaha Shops ..78 50 28 641
Car Records ...78 48 30 S15
Pass. Accts "3 47 31 803
Neb. DIv 71 48 32 680
Signal Dept. ...78 33 45 423
DIv. Engrs. ....71 34 44 438
Supt Trans 78 27 61 3(6
Engineers ....,,78 37 61 348
HoiglanU 151
Seume ..160
Kelley ..147
Bch'ldr .146
Kricwlt .145
Kinney .145
Shep'rd. 144
Kellly 143
McDon'h .141
Fisher ..140
Short Is'.i- .139
XX Cream
Locust Lane....
Bartlett. 157
Bodinak! 15!
Snswerdt 144
Bock man 141
Mirhka.. 140
Poncelow 140
Dugan.. 139
W. K Pet.
Drexet Shoe Co.. .8 0 1000
Omaha Prl'ng Co. 3 1000
M. E. SnVh Co. 6 I .833
Sam's H't M'r-Co. 3 1 .600
Pax'n.Gal'er Co. 3 3 .500
Otis Elevator Co. 1 I .333
Byrne-Ha'er Co. 0 .000
Neb. Clothing Co. 0 .000
E. Norg d.173
Kanka ...16s
Muffley ..160
Bates 160
Peterson .160
Peterson .160
l.lllgren ..169
Crowder ..172
Kleny ....172
Rsdford ..170
Koran ...168
Shields ...167
Million ..168
Ashton ...186
U Norg'd 165
Stlne 184 163
Hlnrlchs .153
Mitchell.. 179
Senger.. 178
Armst'ng 173
Hathway 19
Hefton.. 19
Raum.... 168
Livings' n 168
Hoffman 167
Tolllver.. 167
Rtchey.. 184
Harsch .
Tarmow ,
Storrs ..
Roth ...
John Dennison, veteran amateur
base ball manager and magnate, an
nounced yesterday that he had defi
nitely decided to forsake the rankd
of the pluts and return once more to
an even standing with the plebians.
"Dynamo Jawn" no longer will
manage ball clubs.
Dennison first gained local fame by
piloting the Luxus to victory in the
city championship three years ago.
In the national race, the Luxus got
as far as Cleveland. Last year the
Luxus team became the Melady Mav
ericks, but when Gene Melady de
cided not to "back a ball club this
year Dennison decided to drop out of
the managerial ranks.
Dennison will continue to be a
player. It is said several teams in
the Greater Omaha league are bid
ding for his services, but he declares
he has net signedwith any yet.
Dennison is the owner of a park at
Twenty-fourth and Vinton streets.
For years it was known as TTuxus
park. Last year it was called
Melady's Meadow. Now Johnny
calls it "Dennison's Den." It prob
ably will be turned over to some
Greater Omaha league team.
Think Backwards, Chance
Advises Second Baseman
While Bill Stumpf, now with the
Pirates, played with the Yankees un
der Frank Chance, he wasn't a qujck
One day during the season of 1913,
with Turner of the Clevelands on sec
ond base, the batsman drove a fly to
the left fielder, who caught the ball
while deep. Turner ran to third after
the catch and the ball was thrown to
Stumpf at the middle bag. Turner
then scooted home while Stumpf still
held the pill.
"Why didn't you put the ball in
your pocket for ft souvenir?" growled
Chance when Stumpf came in to the
"I didn't think Turner would run
home!" replied Stumpf in dismay.
"Well, the next time you'd better
think backwards!" retorted the Peer
less Leader, who soon made arrange
ments to trade' Stumpf and Lelivelt
to the Cleyelands for Roger Peckin
paugh. Some trade, by the way!
Eight-Round Ring Bouts
Permitted in New Jersey
Eight-round boxing bouts in which
eight-ounce gloves are to be used, will
be permitted in places where liquor is
not sold, by a bill which' has just been
passed in New Jersey. The bouts will
be under the supervision of a boxing
commissioner appointed by the gov
ernor. Play for Soldiers.
Soldiers in training at Camp Sher
man, the cantonment at Chillicothe,
O., will see the Columbus and Toledo
Uams of the American association in
action before the start of the season.
Exhibition games will be played there
on April 6, 7, 27 and 28. These are
Saturday and Sunday-dates.
Townsends Win Prelim.
The .Central High-St. Joseph game
Saturday was preceeded by" a game
between the Towysends and the Cen
tral seconds, which ended 16 to IS for
the Townsends.
Ruffer.. J57 Berka... 148
Callahen.. 167 Clark.... 143
O'Neil... 157 Baden... 146
Tomsu.. 157 Swart.... 146
I'edcrsen 156 Cultck... 146
Robinson 156 Toder... 145
Murphy.. 155 Rohr.... 145
Colberg.. 155 Anderson 141
Cruiksh'k 154 Ernot... 137
Wenke.. 153 Ferrell. . . 1H3
Russell.. 162 Rlpa 131
Webster.. 153 Darling.. 126
Drexel... 150
W. L. Pet.
Sam's Indians.. 42 30 .583
Rylan-F's Tail's 41 31 .669
McQull'n's Hats 40 32 .656
Bestdln's Kids.. "8 31 .628
Loch's Alleys... 31 41 .431
Peace-Blacks ..24 48 .333
Individual Averages.
Fits 173 Suchy....s164
Shaw 171 Mallory.. 764
Koran, B 170 C.rote 164
Koran, J..169 Klauck.. 163
Chandler 169 Stific 16!
Kehni... 169 Boord... 162
Dober... 168 Rathke... 162
Ktdson.. 168 Ries.... 161
Crane.... 168 Radford.. 161
Moyna... 167 Karls.... 161
Hansen.. 167 Heyer... 161
Schulti.. 167 Bucher.f 160
Norgard.. 167 Gernandt 160
Kuhry--. 17 Bengcle.. 155
Voes 185 Wiley... 155
Beselin. 165 Kelson... 154
Tounger.. 185 Rid r ell.. 154
Lane.... 165 Loch.... 150
Hoffman 166 Weymu'r 149
Kadtna.. 165 Llndsey.. 147
W. L. Pet
Guernsey 13 5 .723
Certified 11 7 .611
XX Cream 7 11 .389
Locust Laire.... 5 13 .278
Individual Averages.
Bartlett.. 159 Henry... 132
Bodlnskl.. 153 Ruder... 123
Snawerdt 146 Barnes.. 124
Beckman 144 Barron.. 124
Poncelow 140 Kelly.... 12!
Leonard.. 139 Dyball... 120
Maxey... 138 Knoepfel 118
Mtchka.. 138 Lefflng'l 106
Pugan.. 136 Schwager 100
Kernan.. 136 Fletcher.. 81
Swartsel..l35 Pascal.... 89
Spaur... 1U
23 6
....20 7
....15 12
...Jl 16
.... 7 2't
... 6 21
Wen'hof 134
Nelsen ..134
Rob'tson 134
Grant ...131
Plerson . . 1 M
Saylor ..U
Wlckman 135
Dodge ..121
Dooley ..123
Vogel ...113
Hill 113
Llerk 110
Jepson ..lu3
Larson ....99
Mnrtln S9
w. r. Pet.
16 5 .762
11 10 .524
8 13 .380
7 14 .333
Henry. .
Barnes. .
Ruder. ..
Barron... 123
Kelly... 132
Dyball... 123
Lefflng'l 10S
Schwager 101
Fletcher. 87
Smith... 164
Ellis 163
Barbieri.. 163
Welch... 16!
Rathke.. 163
Johnson.. 161
Skankey 181
Grups.... 159
Vetter. ... 169
Copenh's 167
Closes Schedule by Defeating
St. Joseph After Long String
of Wins Over Classy Teams;
No Championships.
Central it Council Bluffs 28
Central 41 Commerce High ... 7
Central 40!South High 14
Central 40South Ilteli 23
Central 23 Lincoln High 17
Central 18 I niversitv Place ...16
Central SI Council Bluffs 13
Central 29 Sioux City 10
Central 24 St. Joseph 33
Central 23 Kansas City 54
Central 18 Lincoln High 21
Central 29 Siodx City B
Central 24 ForJ Dodge 22
Central 13 Cni. Freshmen 27
Central ; 35,St. Joseph 26
Central High ...4121 Opponents 317
Central High's long season of 15
games was closed Saturday night with
its contest with St. Joseph. Five de
feats and ten victories arc to its credit
with second place in the state tour
ney, losing in the finish to her old
enemy, Lincoln.
Central High started the season
with five veterans practicing for their
former places on the lineup. Eugene
Maxwell, Floyd Paynter and Thurs
tan Logan landed their berths of the
previous season. Konecky stayed on
the side lines as sub guard, but has
been in the last half of almost every
game. Clyde Smith left the school
for Lake Forest, although returning
late in the season, but unable to play.
"Tony" Smith, his younger brother,
nabbed his place at forward after a
hard struggle with Bob Russell for
the coveted position.
The season was marked by two
things. The eligibility, of each player
for every game during the whole sea
son and the big Kansas City game
which was the first contest staged be
tween the schools for many years.
Four of the best athletes played
their last game for the school on the
hill Saturday. They are Maxwell, T.
Logan, Paynter and A. Smith. Max
well distinguished himself both, in
foot ball and basket ball and was the
sensational star of both teams. T.
Logan's guarding was the cause of
several victories for Central that
might easily have been defeats. Payn
ter has played a great game at center
throughout the entire season and has
often outstripped the classy Maxwell
in putting the ball through the hoop.
A. Smith has also done some good
work for his team mates in piling up
the counters.
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Cincinnati, O., March 17. Pitcher
Al Mamaux, who was suspended by
the Pittsburgh club during the latter
part of last season for his failure to
observe all the clauses in his contrt,
and was later released to the Brook
lyn club was yesterday reinstated
by the National base ball commission
upon appliaction from the player. No
fine was assessed, the commission
ruling "the long lay-off of the player
has been u lesson to him."
In another finding today the com
mission holds that the Philadelphia
National league club must forthwith
forward its checks for the draft price
of Player Fitzgerald of San Francisco,
and Player Muezel of Los Angeles.
The Philadelphia Nationals claimed
that despite an increase of 35 per cent
in salary over their 1917 contract these
players have declined to sign for 1918.
The Philadelphia club contended that
the draft money should not be paid
until the men actually enter into the
club's service.
The commission held that there is
a rule covering men who jeg'ned or
were rJrafted into the military or
naval forces of the country, whereby
the club, drafting a man would not
be forced to pay the draft price if
the man was called to the olors. The
commission held, however, that this
rule did not cover the cases of Fitz
gerald and Muezel, as neither player
had joined or been called for mili
tary or naval duty. Therefore the
Philadelphia club was ordered to pay
for the men.
Connie Mack Snares Young
Pitcher From Cincinnati
Connie Mack has taken on a.nong
others a young pitcher named Pob
Geary, who hails from Cincinnati and
who has had minor league experierce
with clubs in the South Atlantic and
North Carolina leagues-
Callahan Is Released.
The Vernon club announces thf
lease of Shortstop Charley CallJn
to Waco of the Texas league.
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