REG to close on Memphis ball club
RUSSELL GARDNER , TO CLOSE OPTION ; ON MEMPHIS CLUB St. Louis Man Expected to Give $100,000 to Acquire Team for His Son. S OUT OF THE CITY Confirmation of the Closing of I the Option Not Obtainable I at His Office. -' -' MEMPHIS. Tenn., May 22. It became J.nown today that Russell E. Gardner of .'U. Louis had secured an option on a , najority ot the stock of the Memphis ascball club in thp Southern League Jn3 ths.t he would likely close the 'leal -.-his -.-his -.-his -.-his we;k, paying atrout $1X,000 for the , franchise. . CJai'flner, it is nai3. wants the club for t his son. who "pen-is "pen-is "pen-is most of his time in JMemjihis. At the office of the Banner Busgy Co.. of which Gardner Is the principal stock holder. It was ctated today that he was out of the city and that no information ront'prnlrK the baseliall deal was obtainable. obtainable. Mr. Gardner has never been connected ' with the ownership of n. professional baseball club prior to this time, it was . stated.