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IN THE NEWS: The NL meets and adopts an 84-game schedule. An enterprising newsman gets the various magnates to predict the winner in the coming pennant race; Chicago is the consensus choice with five votes.
The owners vote to stop giving refunds or rain checks for postponed games.
IN THE NEWS: The NL announces a staff of 23 approved umpires, but one, John Young of Syracuse, refuses to serve.