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Buffalo Scribe launches Campaign to Put Jimmy Collins iu Hall of Fame (By JUDSON BAILEY) NEW YORK— +JP)— Although, baseball's hall of fame at Cooperstown has enshrined 26 of the game/immortals, it still lacks a third baseman. This has caused various persons concern from time to time, but it finally has fired at least one man to action. Bob Sadler, veteran sports editor of the Buffalo (N. Y.) Evening News, opened a fpr- mal c_ampaign this week to bring about the election of his fellow townsman, James J. (Jimmy) Collins, famous third baseman of the 1890s and early 1900s. In the opinion of Stedler, who has been writing sports for four decades, the comparative younsters who are now writing baseball and whose votes select the stars for places in the hall of fame, should have someone call their at- a lifetime .319. Elections fame are batting average of for the hall of held irregularly; there have been five since the idea was startd in 1936. elected a player must have completed, his active career and must poll 75 percent of the total votes cast. The lasv man elected was Rogers Hornsby in the spring of ft542. Perhaps when another election is suggested by the baseball writers they ;wlll fill the third base vacancy — maybe with two men. Volley Bail Starts at Gray Hall Jan. 13 tention to the standout whom saw. There being no merits they of a never They toss out the at Gray hall today in preparation for the Wednesday opening of volleyball competition with Thursday the opening of basketball play. kid gloves jection to this, he has circularized all members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America in recent days to point out Collins. The spotlight showed many qualifications. Collins played 19 years in the big leagues—with the Bos- Wednesday night a round , robin tournament will start in logical ob-1 volleyball with the Handy Things clashing with the Coast Guard at 8 p. m. Dow and the L, Y. Club tangle at 9 p. m. Wednesday night opens the volley ball warfare with several teams, busy completing their lineups, scheduled to appear in the meet. Thursday night the Luding- ton Braves and Red Sox and ton Independents and the Dow the Philadelphia Athletics—! Office crew will kick off the lid and in Stedler's judgment I from the basketball race at 7:30 revolutionized the art of ~""~ guarding the "hot corner." While with the Boston Natjon-| header. p. m. The Coast Guard and Austin will complete the double- als he was the first third baseman to stop the deadly bunt- Director Robert Wayt announced today that all games, ing game of the Baltimore Or- to be played on the gym floor at Keeler Gray hall, are open to the public. Wednesday (Volleyball) Handy Things vs Coast Guard —8 p. m. Dow vs. L.-Y. Club—9 p. m. Thursday (Basketball) Ludington Indepenedents vs. Dow Office—7:30 p, m. Coast Guard vs. Austin—8:30 p. m. over bat- col- lead Short Sport Shots ioles, led by MCGraw, and Jennings. During his career he was the leading fielder at his position in both the National and American leagues and in five seasons he batted wejl .300. In 1898, when his ting average was .337, he lected 15 home runs to the National league. They had a dead ball in those d?.ys. Collins switched to the newly formed American league in .1901 as manager of the Red Sox and in 1903 ran away with the pennant. The Red Sox were so great that fans wanted to see them matched against the mighty Pittsburgh Pirates who ihad dominated the National league . three straight years. The result was the first World Series and Collins' Red Sox won it after losing three of the first four games. After ending his baseball career at Providence in the Eastern league in 1911 Colh'ns settled down in Buffalo and now is employed by a city's park commission. The case made out for Collins is a good one. Most of the younger writers, like this one, rate Harold (Pie) Traynor of the Pirates as the greatest third baseman they ever saw. Traynor was a star for 16 years and finished in 1936 with of domestic manufacture. CHICAGO— </P) —Will Harridge, president of the American league, said today he planned to meet with Foird. Frick, president of the National league, in New York early next week to complete work on the new 1943 baseball schedules. "'Certain portions must be fitted because of cities having a team in each league," he said. "The April 21 starting date and the Oct. 3 closing time made it necessary to work up an almost new draft. The schedules will be sent to the individual clubs for insertion of night games and doubleheaders before they are released." By far the larger part of all carpeting sold in Canada is now

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  1. The Ludington Daily News,
  2. 12 Jan 1943, Tue,
  3. Page 6

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