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 - ARMOUR IN RAGE FOR A. A. OFFICE Vice President...
ARMOUR IN RAGE FOR A. A. OFFICE Vice President May Be Elevated to Presidency of the American Association. "BOOMS" AFFECT CHIVINGTON] Baseball Politics May Yet Make an Exciting Campaign Before December Meeting. Is FLAG a 714 the l-to- and the been the to had latter full produce off on the an 1 to Mantel th* the was game Sam team game "Bud" in -haUel that" pulled them garnejj^a_tlght hole. Hennas M! the Three the two. A of Shorl* and the game, JONE Featherweight old-time every bout Olympic BY H. G. COPELAND, Evidently nominations are not closed in the American Association presidential race, and in some quarters tfcere seems to be a very deep inclination to make real campaign out of the matter since San Antonio meeting, with its few thrills and much business, has passed into his* tory, frrom Milwaukee conies the nomination of Harvey T, Woodruff, a Chicago newspaper newspaper man, which nomination, by the way, as far as the qualifications Of the candidate are concerned, looks pretty good. Just after the American Association Association season closed it was taken for granted granted that Thomas Chivington would be reelected reelected without much opposition, . but since these little "booms" are breaking loose with insistent regularity, It looks as if Chivington may yet have to take that position with President Grayson at Louisville or retire to his pecan farm. If there is anything in a movement suppUnt Chhington theie is one change in American Association circles that will probably have a big effect on the election to be held in Chicago on Dec. 27, And that change has brought a dark horse Into the race. That dark horse already an officer of the American Association-In Association-In fact he is vice president--and if the American Association club owners decide decide to make a change in the head of organization it would not be surprising to see "William R. Armour elevated to the presidency. Coming at this time of the year, the resignation of Armour aa president of the Toledo' club bore some significance, and, since he has been in baseball practically practically all his life, it is not likely he woud sell his interests «it Toledo unless he had something else in view. That something seems to be the A. A. presidency. presidency. Certainly he could not afford to give all his time to the Lancaster club In the Ohio State League. As a player and later manager of the Detroit and Cleveland cluba in the American Leagxie before going to Toledo, Armour has had plenty of experience and his acquaintance among major leagne magnates and the powers that be in baseball strengthen him as a candidate for an executive position. position. George Rice, another baseball writer, with the Chicago Journal, has also been named in connection with the position and given consideration by some of the magnates. In addition to these men Joseph D. O'Brien, former president of the association, association, is regarded as a candidate. E. C. Barnard, secretary and business manager manager of the Cleveland club of the American American League, "was offered the place two years ago and declined, so it is not or even accept it if Offered to him, as has an excellent berth with Charlie Somers at Cleveland Besides, he would not run against Armour. There has been dissatisfaction over Mr, Chivington's administration the past season, season, brought about to a great extent by the many rows on the fields over poor umpiring, and the association is split in at present on the question--four clubs being being willing to retain him while the other four want a new head, and some have pressed a, preference for O'Brien, However, However, the other four seem to balk on proposition and therefore may decide on Armour. Harvey Woodruff has had experience in handling the affairs of such-organizations such-organizations as a baseball league, for he was at the head of the Western Jockey {Hub of Chicago when racing was at Its best, and he made a record to be proud of. He was also head of the Chicago Semi- Pro--League, ancLH was his wise coun- to on to through many the executive "abtttty and baseball knowledge. Joseph O'Brien made a sucessful president president while he was in office* but "baseball "baseball politics" put him out of it, and that is what Is happening to Chivington now. He went into office through "baseball politics," and may go out the same way. President Watkins, who returned from San Antonio yesterday, stopped off at clUmapchs on his \vay to his farm In Michigan. He was well pleased with the result of the National Association meeting,, meeting,, but had nothing to disclose in the way of baseball deals. He announced the exhibition season would open earlier than usual at Washington" Park next spring with the Philadelphia Nationals playing with Burke's Indians on March 23, 24, 25 and 26. Heretifore April 1 been the opening date for the exhibition season.

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  1. The Indianapolis Star,
  2. 21 Nov 1911, Tue,
  3. Page 8

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