BOXING ALL THE. LATEST DOPE BASEBALL
Joe Rivers Here", on Way to Meet
Reulbach Still Unsteady Sox
Cross May Get Richie Co. -
Mexican Jpe Rivers, one of the few
high-class fighters who.canmake.the
regulation Ughtwelght 'limit of 133
pounds and' still resemble something
besides an advertisement for an anti
fat treatment, arrived in Chicago last
night. He will remain here until Sun
day; leaving for New "York tohneet
Leach Cross in Madison' Square Gar
Cross punched; his way to fame a.
. few nights ago by forcing JOB Mandot
' to take the count The' Iatters man'
ager claims the punch that put Man'
dot out was alucky one, but that does
not detract from Cross' victory. Riv
ers andthe EastSide dentist have
met once before, the Mexican get
ting the .verdict
While here' Joe Levy, manager of
Rivers, will try to close -a twenty
rbund go with Champion Willie Rit
chie, who is vaudevfllihe at aTSouth
Side theater. Ritchie -has alrady"de-
clared Ms intention of entering-the
ring July 4 on thejPaciflc coast with
any man. Promoter McCarey selects.
Rivers is an idol with .coast fight
bugs, and a fight with Ritchie would
be one of the biggest drawing cards
ever staged in Los Angeles.
If Rivers is successful in his East
ern attack he will be the natural se
lection to meet Ritchie." The cham
pion .insists s-opponent must make
the lightweight limit, which elimi
nates -Packey McFarland and Ad
Wplgast. Packey flatly- refuses to
train to less than 135 pounds, and
Wolgast .showed in1 his recent fight
with Harley Tommy Murphy that he
cannot go .through, rigorous train
ing stunts and be strong enough to
put up a uue oatue. .
. Bat Nelson has turned down an of
fer to go to .Australia for a? series of
fights.. Bat was offered .$12,00 and
two roundtrip tickets
Ed Reulbach would be shot at sun
rise if the Cub yanigahs were allowed
to . decide his fate. The yans, who
have been taking daily lopings from
the regujars, put-up a hard fight-yesterday,
and at'the beginning of the
ninth- inning had the score tied at
three alL Then tvo singles .mixed
with a pair of passes gave the reg
ulars a run and the game)
,-Reulbach pitched four innings. In
that. time he walked nine men and .
beahed another. Instead cTimprbv
ing, Reulbach seems to grow wilder
as 'the training season progresses.
He "explains it by saying the climate
is so salubrious that everything
grows In wild-luxuriance in Florida.
tvers is. without .a shortstop for
his regulars.. Marty Berghammer was
injured wnen Pete Knisely upset hirn
sliding to second and Al Bridwell is
still on the crippled list Heinie Zim
Is filling in at short and doine him
self proud, while Tommy Leach holds
down third base.
Gilbert, Sommers and Humphries
were used on the firine line and-did.
'It's about time some of that
promised-' heavy slugging was being
snown Dy tne uuds. To date there
have been no rush orders for boards
to. repair the fences at Tampa. Zim
merman is still going at the cliohe
set last year. Evers and Bresnahan
are batting strongly; Clymer isspurt-
mg occasionally, but Saler, Mitchell
and'Scfiulte are in a slump. Knisely
isthe steadiest batter on -the yani-
gans,closely followed bjrWard Miller.
iiatner of Uiese men may break-up
the present,--outfield combination .if
there is not an improvement, in i the
Jimmy Callahan's war tallc to his
regulars bore fruit yesterday when
they swatted safely-elevj;times-ani
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