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it's a cinch he would grab it In a
minute. It is possible that Mur
phy slipped in a proviso that Or
vie must win a certain per cent of
his games to cop that much coin.
That would be natural in the case
of a man who had been out of the
game for two years, and who is
only a gamble at best.
Freddie- Hicks of Detroit has
agreed to take the place of Ernie
Zanders against Jimmy Clabby
in Hammond. Feb. 27.
Manager McGraw is worried
about a place for Jim Thorpe, the
Carlisle Indian, scalped of his
honors by the palefaces. Thorpe
has been worked out around first
at Marlin Springs, but is weak
handling ground balls. The Giant
manager has placed him in the
While Johnny McCarthy and
Billy Murray were fighting a ten
round draw in Taft, Cal., a ban
dit held up Isador Rehfeld, the
promoter, in the box office and
got away with $1,300, the entire
receipts. Not much honor among
the strong-arm profession.
Mrs. Daisy Rothwell, wife of
W. H. Rothwell (Young Cor
bett) obtained an interlocutory
divorce from him in New York.
She charged the former fighter
was too fond of a chorus girl.
Bill Sweeney, captain and sec
ond baseman of the Boston
Braves, says his team will beat
Brooklyn and St. Louis in the
pennant race. Our idea of noth
ing to brag about.
Kid McCoy, ex-prizefighter,
billed to lecture on ''Human Ef
ficiency," in Greenwich, N. Y.,
was refused permission to talk by
the authorities. That's, an awful
punishment for a fighter. But the
Kid's been married so often he
may be used to being shut up.
Consider the "question marks"
of baseball. Nearly every team in
the big leagues has it&"if" player,
on whom depends the club's
standing in the 1913 pennant
Russell Ford is the "if" of the
New York Americans, and is a
source of considerable worry to
Throwing the spitball may
never injure the iron arm of the