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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 12, 1913, Image 9

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THE SPRING .TRAiNINQ CAME NEWS BOXING
Al Bridwell to Be. Cub Regular
White Sox in Batting Rally.
Tomiyiy Rjce Says McFarland Can
-Lick Britton in Twenty Rounds. -
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Dan Morgan, 'manager of Jack
Britton, 'who, passed through here,
yesterday on his -Way to the coast,
declared his man could lick Packey
McFarland in twenty rounds, and
wants a fight: at that dista'nce-. Mor
gan admitted "Packey outclassed
Britton in "their -recent fight in New
York.
Tommy Rice sporting editor, of the
Brooklyn Eagle, who occupied a ring
side seat at. the last. "mill between
the two Chicagoans, has the situation
sized up correctly;' Rice" gives the
fight to McFarJand bya good mar
gin, but points, out that Britton mark
ed him, something few other men
-have been able to do. He also em
phasizes the fact, that Packey dis
I carded his caution at certain stages
of the mill and swapped punches with
Britton. Inthese few exchanges Jack
held the stockyards' boy even, and it
is because of this' that Morgan- is
touting his man as a probable winner
in twenty rounds.
But, as Rice declares, in a twenty
round go Packey would change-his
tactics and box all the way, saving
himself and storing up his energy
for the last rounds. In' the last teri-
round scuffle Packey made Britton
look like a novice when he resorted
to footwork and flashiness with hiis
mitts. x
Morgan is a great booster, and ad
vertises the fighters under his con
trol:' For this reason he may secure
the twenty-round match, but McFar
' land should win even at that distance,
Eddie McGoorty is working, out
daily at Nate Lewis' gymnasium in
preparation for'his fight next.Monday
night with jBob Moha in .Milwaukee.
McGobrty's showing inTecent fights
has been disappointing' to his fol
lowers, and the Irish lad wants to
prove he is-qtill-therq . ' '
The final battle between yanigans
and regulars of the Cub team for the
cup, offered by the hotel manage
m"ent'at Tampa is oh this afternoon,
President Murphy being one ef. the
spectators. Each squad has won a
game. .
Evers this morning-had not decided
,how he would divide the. pitching,
but it- is certain Larry Cheney will
have his .first chance to face a batter
;ih real 'fray. Lavender Ricfiie. and
some of the younsters will also have
aflihg.
Yesterday's .five inning combat was
won by the youngsters, 4 to 3, Ed
Rueloach pitching" for the winners
and Humphries for the losers. The
former Red did the best hurling, an
equal number of 'hits being made by
each side; but Reulbach 'dealt six
passes' and pinked a couple of ath
letes 'with his shoots.
Evers indicated strongly yesterday
that Al Bridwell will be the1 regular
shortfielder for the coming campaign.
Brid.was out of the game because'
of slight, illness.. Instead of pulling
Corriden to the first team Evers shift
ed over' to short, but Saier on sec
ond and Tom Neednam performed
some elephantine revolutions around
"first. If -Corriden was slated for the
regulars he would have been switched
there in the absence of Bridwell to
familiarize himself with the work of
his mates.
Knisely continues to( hit, his triple
yesterday' being a screamer. If one .
of the regular outfielders-slips Peter
will be right there to grab his
job. Some of the dopesters are
classing Knisely as an infielder, but
he broke ih fdr Cincinnati in the sub-1
urbs" last year; and Evers is using
him in that position.
Jimmy Archer emitted a few re-marks
yesterday, fom'joong, -la., .to

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