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" THE LIVE SPORTING
Jeff Overall will join the Cubs
at Tampa. Jeff has been out of
the game two years, and Murphy
wants to see him in action before
offering a contract.
There is a real demand for box
ing in this state. This demand
does not spring from promoters
and fighters, who will naturally
reap a rich harvest if the game
is re-established, but for bona fide
fans, who like to see two men
swap punches in a ringf. Bad'
handling, it is admitted, has given
the sport a black eye, but that is
no reason for a few sporting ex
perts, who label themselves hu
morists, knocking the game sim
ply to turn a joke. If the Carroll-Hilton
bill, now before the
legislature, is passed, compara
tively clean boxing will be the re
sult. No sport can be absolute
ly spotless. Take baseball. These
same men who hammer the day-'
'lights out of fight promoters fall
over themselves salving baseball
presidents. Some of the stunts
recently pulled off by the baseball
men make the efforts of fight pro
moters the work of amateurs at
the fine art of getting the coin.
Bat Nelson knocked out Harry
Dillon in ten rounds at Tamaqua,
Pa. Dillon was down four times
before the final blow.
Some of the big league mana
gers who expected to grab a
pitcher from Frank Chance in ex
change for worn-out infield ma
terial were badly disappointed.
The Yankee manager needs in
fielders badly, and is well fixed
for heavers, but he has positively
DOPE IN BRIEF FORM
declared he will not make a trade
until he sees his men work out in
Bermuda. Hal Chase is the only
player on the squad he has ever
seen in a game.
Hank O'Day can pick the
Ipatrnp he wants tn nmnire in. iSl
Lynch of the National and John
son of the American are both
ready to give him jobs. Hank has
made no decision.
Charley Dooin of the Phillies
denied the report he would send
Mike Donlin to the minors. Doo
in. would like to carry an army
of outfielders. In the last two.
years that end of his team has
been broken up by injuries.
The National league will adopt
a schedule today. The only fight
is over the Brooklyn club's de
sire to open its new work ahead
of the season, advancing a date
with the Phillies from April 17 to
The national commission has
sustained the claim of Ernie
Johnson, White Sox shortstop,
for $833 from the Dubuque club.
In the future, whenever a Na
tional league umpire is signed as
manager, the club getting him
will have to pay the league for re
lease. Steve Ketchel is taking a vaca
tion from the ring to have his CI
teeth fixed. Is Steve to become a
An Irish name is a great thing.
Duptly, a Frenchman, fighting
under the name of Hogan, out
pointed Willie Lewis of New
York in 20 rounds at Paris last