A BUNCH OF SPORTING DOPE IN BRIEF
Hughie Fullerton of the Trib,
who figures ball players by arith
metic, says Capt. Bill Sweeney,
second baseman of the Boston
Braves, is a "leading shortstop."
Hughie gets real money for these
errors and then criticizes Snod
gress and his well-known muff.
Jimmy Callahan led his White
Sox into Paso Robles this morn
ing to begin their spring stunts.
Getting settled was the only work
Bodie, Berger, Easterly, Weav
er, Jim Scott and Fournier were
among the men already on the
Harry Davis has signed a con
tract with the Athletics, for 1913.
Davis will act as "harmonizer"
and coach for the Mackmen.
Zbyszko, the Polish wrestler,
has agreed to throw Cazeau and
LeMarin one fall in an hour at the
Globe Theater tonight or forfeit
Manager Evers of the Cubs has
proposed a pre-season game be
tween the Cubs and Sox for the
benefit of the widow of Jimmy
Doyle, former Cub third baseman.
Rain made it a question this af
ternoon whether the game sched
uled between the Cubs and Cu
bans in Tampa could be pulled
off. Evers intends to use' the line
up announced last week if the in
field is in condition. Sutcliffe will
start in the box, Painter and
If some of the baseball copyists
on the training jaunts would
write less about fishing trips and
auto rides and more about what
the players can do with a baseball
they'd get a vote of thanks.
Callahan will give his players
mud baths, but not the kind Mur
phy, Evers, Chance and Tinker
have been indulging in.
Tony Caponi knocked out Bill
Perkins at Rhinelander, Wis., in
the seventh round of a scheduled
ten-round bout at Houghton,
The Cleveland Naps' squad of
infield and battery men began
rigorous training at Pensacola,
Barry Council of the K. C. In
door League won the first of a
three-game series from Colum
bus, 1 to 0. Barry won the west
ern championship and Columbus
led the north division. The win
ner of- the series will be city cham
pions. Miss Fanny Durack broke the
world's swimming record for
women at Sydney, N. S. W., do
ing 300 yards in 4:12, 13 2-5 sec
onds less than the mark of Daisy
Curwen of England.
Ad Wolgast, who was given a
draw with Harlem Tommy Mur
phy in San Francisco Saturday,
though nearly knocked out in the
20th round by the New Yorker, is
still a champion in his demand for
purses. Promoter Coffroth want
ed to rematch the men for March
17, but Wolgast asked a $10,000
guarantee, the same he received
for the last fight. Coffroth
couldn't see Wolgast's license to
get that much coin.
Saturday's fight proved that
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