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start of the coming campaign. Galla-.
han made this definite statements
yesterday, adding that Buck was
. working harder and showing more
-ambition because of the fight Joe
JBerger is giving him for the job.
There will he no chance for Weaver
to let down his speed and hold his
place after the season starts, as Ber
ger will be carried on the payroll as
utility man, ready to' step into'
Weaver's shoes at a moment's notice.
The shift to batting left handed
had improved Buck's sticking, his
weak point. For right-handed pitch
ers -he swings, his club over his .left
shoulder, switching for heavers vwho
fling from the wrong side'.
If the effort to bring. Eddie Mur
phy and Jack Britton together in a
fight near Chicago meets with suc
cess the promoters should clean up
a pot of money, and the tans will get
their money's worth. Kenosha or
Milwaukee would be ideal spots for
the go, Kenosha being ,the better of.
the two. Murphy has fought McFar
land a couple of times,- and should
give Britton plenty of , opposition, .in
ten rounds. Managers of both, fight
ers are willing to" come; t terms if
the weight question can be satisfac
Bill Walters, the sailor middle
weight, is without a fight for tomor
row night, Wildcat Ferns, calling off
the go slated for Kansas. City. Wal
ters is now after Spike Kelly, and a
battle between the twq will probably
be pulled off this month.
The committee of the Massachu--setts
legislature considering a boxing
bill, framed along the lines of the
Frawley New York law, is said to
look favorably on the proposal to.
stage ten-round bouts in,,, the Bay,
Bob McAllister of San Francisco,
touted as a comer by Jim Corbett,
won-a decision over "Willie Meehan in
ten rounds at Oakland, CaL, last
. Jack Dillon gave K. O. B ten nan, a;
terrific beating in Indjanapolis, but'
was, unable to put over the knock
According to John McCraw, Jim
Archer, hold-out catcher of the 'Cubs,
is the- fastest receiver in the game
when-he gets on base.
Freddie Hicks of Detroit shaded
Howard Morrow in eight rounds at
Windsor, Ont.-, last night. The T)e
trolt middleweight has gained-a lot
of confidence since he boxed Eddie
McGoorty to a standstill in.New York.
Hugh Jennings put his men
through indoor work-outs yesterday
afternoon" and this morning at Gulf
port, Miss. If the spongy diamond is
dry enough 'the Tigers will battle
Mobile this afternoon.
, The Nap yanigans beat the regu
lars, 7 to 6. Bates, a recruit infielder,
poled a liner to the fence in the ninth
inning that gave the youngsters a
victory. Bates' only .chance to break
in as a regular ;is at shortstop, as
Birmingham's other infielders are
traveling at top spepd..
Arnold Houser, shortstop of the St.
I-Lquis Cards, dislocated his hip sliding
to a base yesterday in the training
camp atXolumbus, Qa.' He will be
out of the game three weeks.
Manager'- McGraw of the Giants,
has not decided whether Shafer br
Fletcher will , get the regular short
stop berth, but indications favor
Shafer.V Cooper, is making a bid for
an outfield job and may crowd out
Snodgrass." or Devore.
Red Dooih feels right at home. Ot
to Knabe,. Chilly second baseman,
was spiked by. z. .base stealer .at,
Southern Pines, N.'G. . starting the
hospital list. Chalmers pitched a few
innings and Dooih --believes, he will
be as.good as in '
Rube Mar.quard made good. He
marriedJBIossom Seeley in San Fran
cisco yesterday. While Rube was.in.a
blissful state of mind Scout Dick Kin
sella of the Giadts secured his prom
ise to report at Marlin Springs March
Chaprnan, the catcher Joe Tinker"
tools, along to; Cincinnati with, Mm,