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BOXING ALL THE LATEST DOPE BASEBALL
Joe Rivers Should Beat Cross Doc
( Semmens in Fight Column.
' New Yorkers are looking forward
to a fight resembling some of the old
battles of Terry McGovern when
Leach Cross and Mexican Joe Rivers
mingle for 'ten rounds .tonight, with
a chance at the lightweight title of
Willie Ritchie as a prize.
Rivers is in better condition than
Cross and has worked much harder
in his training. The. Mexican realizes
that tonight's go will have great bear
ing on his pugilistic future, and is
taking no chances of a fluke lickingj
His work for the last three weeks
has been of the most strenuous sort
and he has gone through numerous
stunts to develop his already healthy
Cross, apparently, is making the
fight on the reputation he gained by
knocking out Joe Mahdot, and be
lieves the nrestiee he grained then will
scare Rivers into defeat Considering!
that the Mexican walloped the New
Orleans baker in their last engage
ment Leach's argument is punk.
Prom this distance, it looks like a
Rivers' victory, but riot on a knock
out.. laddie McGoorty will worry along
without a manager for a time, ac
cording to a "statement he issued to
day from the old homestead in Osh
kosh, Wis. The' crack middleweight
denies he ran out of a fight with
Jimmy Clabby in Denver.
Doc-Semmens, who discovered the
jaw of Johnny Evers was good for
something besides roasting umpires,
left for Cincinnati- today to take
charge of the health of the, Reds.
Pal Brown, the Hibbing, Minn.,
lightweight, is a 10-tofavorite over
Ray Temple of Chicago for. their go
in Milwaukeejiext Monday night
Ihfielder Walter Rehg and Catcher"
Miller has been released to St Paul
Cubs Beat Indians, 7 to 4 Sox Rest
Walsh Out of Opener.
The Cub ball park out on the West
Side resembled a home for the aged
and infirm when Joe Cantillon's octo
genarians tottered out on the field to
tangle with Johnny Evers' gingery
youngsters, among whom are 'such
children as Otis Clymer and Mike.
Cantillon's aggregation is the old
est bunch of ball players alive,, either
with or without fhe use of oxygen.
Several pulmotors were on hand in
caseany of the Millers collapsed jor
were overcome by the gas of Johnny
Evers will send his Yanigans
against Minneapolis tomorrow, giving
the regulars a day's rest before the
official opening against St. Louis
Thursday. In the last exhibition game
for the regulars Lou Richie will, prob
ably occupy the mound, Lefty Pierce
and Bill Powell doing the shooting,
for the rookies tomorrow.
Jimmy Lavender stuck for nine in
nings yesterday in the final game
against Indianapolis and made a
creditable showing. It was too cold
for good baseball and Lavender's
control-was affected.. He passed eight
batters, but managed to finish with
out his usual disastrous inning. In
the fifth and seventh, passes and hits
allowed the, Indians to count, two
runs being registered in each inning.
Allowing for the handicap of the icy
breeze, Lavender looked like a much
improved pitcher over last year, when
he had a tendency to be a bear for
six innings and then explode with a
Heavy slugging by the team, as a
whole was again a minus quantity,
Mike Mitchell and Heihie Zim each
collecting two hits, Corriden, Clymer
and 'Schulte one each, and the rest
going-hitless. Mitchell's swats were