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The Interstate clubs will open the seasoii on May 5. # McQuade will umpire the Detroit-St. Louis games. Louisville bas another new pitcher named Patton. The two Kansas City clubs will not plav together. The Texas league is a vigorous infant. It has an official guide. Glasscock's salary from Indianapolis is aaid to be $3,200 for this season. The Brooklyns refused to arrange exhibition games with any League club. In the International association Toronto will do the greatest amount of traveling. Pittsburg friends have presented Jimmy Galvin with a brass tea kettle made in 1820. The Cincinnati playera cleared between $75 and $100 apieee on their southern trip. This will make the seventh season for Browning, Hecker and Wolf with the LouisTille club. The history of the national game in California is to be given to the public soon in book form. Syraeuse is said to be the highest salaried team in the International association, running over $3,000 per month. Boston is negotiating for asecond baseman, and Danny Richardson, of the New Yorks, is said to be the man. Beatin, the Allentown wonder, is showing wonderful speed in practice and will probably be Detroit's early pitcher. Ned Hanlan.the oarsman. nnwin Jnctroim says that Spalding's proposed Australiañ baseball tour will prove successful. The Pittsburg management confidently expects to clear over $5,000 on the four opening League games with the world's champions. The Athletic club is strong in batting. Welen, Gleason, Stovey, Larkins, Lyons, Poorman and Robinson are all sluggers. Jim White is only 41 years oíd. He has been before the public so long that it is the popular belief that he is bordering on nis ÖOth year. It is understood that Ned Hanlon has been offered 82,200 by the Detroit club for next season, but he wants $2,700, the $500 extra for being captain. The Detroits after all, cleared but little on the world's championship games, aecording to the treasurer's report, owing to the $6,500 paid the playera as extra compensation. The Detroit playera this year have signed to play until Nov. 1, so there will be no extra compensation for a world's championship series should Detroit be one of tbe contestants next f all. Following is the estimated population of Tri-State league cities: Columbus leads the list with 85,000; Toledo, 70,000; Wheeling, 40,000; Kalamazoo, 80,000; Zanesville, 25,000Cantón, 25,000; Sandusky, 24,000; Jackson 20,000; Mansfleld, 16,000; Lima, 15,000. Under the new Southern league rules visiting clubs will have the option this season of playing for 30 per cent. of the gate receipts or a guarantee of $100. The regulations are that complimentary tickets can be issued only to the president and four directors of the home club and to two reprcjntatives of each of the daily papers.


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