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ALL THE SPORTING
With the opening of the 1913
pennant race in the National
League games will be started at
2 o'clock in the West Side park.
This will be the earliest getaway
time for any team in the league.
In the majority of the cities
games are begun at 3:30 or 4
o'clock. New York begins at 3.
Murphy gives some excellent
reasons for his change or pro
gram, but they are reasons that
will appeal more to the box office
than to the average local fan.
Two o'clock is too early for the
majority of the bugs to get away
from their offices and this will
leave them only the Saturday and
Sunday games on their baseball
menu. Much dissatisfaction is
bound to result.
On the other hand, Murphy
points to the large transient
sport gang, and says they will
come to the games in increased"
numbers if it is possible to see a
game and get away by 4 o'clock.
These are substantial arguments
and the increased patronage from
this source may offset the loss of
the local fans' six bits each day.
This is a radical change for
Murphy to make, particularly in
view of the antagonism he has
aroused by firing Frank Chance
and some of the other veterans of
the team. Only actual experience
will prove its worth.
President Comiskey of the
White Sox said the starting time
at his ball yard would remain at
3 o'clock because of the large
number of rooters from the stock-
DOPE IN A NUTSHELL
yards who can not get away ear
lier. Tony Ross put Andy Smith out
in the third round at Newcastle,
Pa., last night.
Bat Nelson and Ray Sorenson
are billed to travel ten rounds to
night in Racine.
Cleveland has sold Art Griggs,
utility man, to Montreal of the
International League. Last year
the Sox were hot on the trail of
Griggs, whose chief asset is his
batting. He can play any posi
tion. Joe Shugrue, the youngster
who flashed to fame in New York
several days ago by licking Leach
Cross, repeated last night in
Youngstown, O., when he beat
Phil Brock, the Cleveland light
weight. There was not much
slugging in the scrap, but Shug
rue outpointed Brock in every
Chances for Sunday baseball in
Philadelphia received a jolt when
the law and order committee of
the Pennsylvania legislature re
turned a bill legalizing the game
on theSabbath, recommending to
the house that it be killed. Advo
cates of the plan have not given
up hope, and will have the sup
port of Gov. Tener in attempting
to pass it in spite of the unfavor
Johnny Kilbane, who copped
the feather title from Abe Attell,
is growing more like the little He
brew every day. Last night in
New York he outpointed Young
Driscoll, but there was nothing
high class in his performance.