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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 08, 1913, Image 14

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played with his huge opponent,
handling him like a child, despite
the fact that Palzer outweighed
him by 18 pounds,
Al Palzer stopped off in Chica
go yesterday long enough to put
up the old cry that the "referee
was wrong" to stop his bout with
Luther McCarty. According to
Al, he was not badly hurt and
could easily have lasted two
rounds more. From Palzer's pic
tures taken at the ringside, with
his face cut and bruised, his claim
that McCarty's blows did not
hurt sounds ludicrous. The big
Iowdn's face is still puffed from
the beating he received. Al is for
running right over to England
and taking another smash at
Bombardier Wells.
Frank Chance, who arrived on
the same train with Palzer, wit
nessed the latter's defeat by Mc
Carthy. Chance says it was a
punk fight, with Palzer wild and
uncertain in his swings. Chance
also saw the Ritchie-Wolgast
fight, when the lightweight title
changed hands, and his verdict
was that Ad had the better of the
milling until the foul blow was
struck, giving Ritchie the cham
pionship. Foxy Frank Chance reconsid
ered his decision to retire from
baseball for one year after his
conference with Owner Farrell of
the New York Highlanders yes
terday. When Chance arrived in Chica
go he flatly stated he would sign
under no conditions. Then he
went into conference with Farrell
at the" Congress Hotel. What in- J
ducements the New York presi
dent offered were not made pub
lic after the meeting, but Chance
said Farrell had "talked of big
things he never expected." .
The two Franks met again this
morning, and if necessary further
concessions were to be made to
Chance. He will be the manager
of the Highlanders next year.
What the salary will be is a ques
tion. When Chance reached here
he knew Farrell would give him
$18,000 a year and 5 per cent of
the profits of the dub. As he then
refused to sign, and later changed
his mind, Farrell's bait must have
been increased. One rumor was
that the P. L. would be paid
$25,000 a year foV a five-year con
tract. Ban Johnson and President Co
miskey of the White Sox took a
hand in the oratory today. Each
persuaded the P. L. that the
American League was the only
decent league to work in, and he
could not withstand their argu
ments. Reports that the orange crop of
California had been ruined by
frost may have had something to
do with Chance's change of front.
Now that he is to be with the
Cubs, Roger Bresnahan says the
National League pennant will be
a cinch for the West Siders.
Roger adds that a prospect of cut
ting in on the world's series' coin
was one of the considerations that
swung him to the Cubs.
Koji Yamada defeated George
Slosson, 407 to 400, in the second
block of their 2,000-point 18.2 bil- j
Hard match at Mussey's last

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