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Wills has been constantly to the fore in amateur and school circles of the city for several years past. Probably his most spectacular feat was in the 17 inning game pitched against Bradley at the close of the Millikin s'as-on this spring when he struck out Z2 inen. wills was the subject this week of an important case in the Commercial ' as his services are considered 50 valuable that which ever team secures him does not anticipate losing a'e game from that time on. Shfild he join the professionals there is little doubt but that he will make a sri'virtz commensurate with his experience and ability. The presence too i-i an experienced catcher like Hickory J-1. nson behind the bat should mean m-ich in making Wills' advent success-. ::! as ama'eur catchers generally ': ave found it difficult to give him ne .-uppTt necessary to allow his '.et qualities full play. Mnjile Admission Fee. v."ithr';t exception. Decatur fans will K able to see the Sunday games the -mair-der of the season for 25 cents. Anv postponed gnmes will be played : parr of bargain bills. Tha' Sunday should see the end of the talk of poor attendance at the "-.-a! park now is certain. The ap-p' of Wills in the box will un-liouhtedly bring a large number out. :ri ire drawback of double admission fart frequently complained of can Tti linger keep fans away. K1GT0 VACANCY II FILL LEAGUE The Commercial League Managers Will Decide Important Issues Friday Evening. J meerine of the managers of the ".rr.h in the Y. M- '- A. Commercial .s; ,r- has been called for Friday Julv 14. at which a team will i-imit:e 1 to the league to fill the 4 i.i- i wltiidrawal f the MurMer factory team following PHIL WILLS the recent decision of the Pitcher Wills case. Application for the place has been made by Virg H. Sanders, who has been expending many efforts in boost ing the professional game, and now wishes to gather together a fast aggregation in the Commercial league. It is possible that the Mueller team will be an applicant lor the place it has lust vacated, but a majority of the other managers will have to decide between that team and the Sanders aggregation, .lust as though it were new team. In the event that a new team is admitted, those of the Mueller players who wish to join it. will be probably given the privilege of doing so Secretary W. H. Duerr. who is managing the league stated last even ing. that the other teams in the league would not be allowed to annex any of the Mueller players. Application was made for the entire team by the Reviews, but as such action is obvi onslv directilv in opposition to the policy of keeping all teams intact with the exception of those which are down and out. the application is not being seriously considered. Game is Forfeited. Rerrptarv Duerr also stated that if the Mueller team were reinstated in the league, it would probably be on the condition that the Bankers be given the forfeited game of Tuesday when the- Muellers failed to appear. following the decision of the arbitra tion committee. If a new team should succeed to the Mueller standing, it is likely that they will not be made to nav the penalty for their preaeces sors. but will be allowed to play the game over, together with the five other nostnoned games which the Muellers had not played. A rule will be laid before the meeting in accordance with the recommendation of the arbitration committee, iciin e-that all teams restrict their enrollment to the players now with them, and not attempt to secure play-r from other teams. Any who are not connected with other teams may of course be claimed. Postponed Game Tonight- A postponed game will be played tonight between the Brassworkers and Railroaders, possibly at leasrue park. If this game is played off. seven others ill remain before tne scneuuie i .um- pleted. to dat St. St. 2. Ball Hit ball S: and hits season. and

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  1. The Decatur Herald,
  2. 13 Jul 1911, Thu,
  3. Page 5

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