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BOXING ALL THE- LATEST DOPEt-BASEBALL'
Rivers Beats Cross To Get Chance
at Richie's Title.
Mexican Joe Rivers put himself in
) line for a fight with Willie Ritchie
for. the lightweight championship by
beating Leach Cross in a 10-round
no-decision fight in New York last
Both men were, on their feet and
fighting fiercely at the last bell, but
Cross had used up all his reserve
' strength and'-could hardly have fin
ished two more rounds. Rivers, on
the other hand, was fresh as a daisy
and unmarked except for a slight cut
on his lip. Though trained for a ten
round fight, he "was strong enough to
have traveled twice the distance.
Rivers rocked Cross with left jolts
and chased the dentist in an effort to
get to close quarters. Cross preferred
to stand off and box and missed many
swings. There was not a knockdown
during the. scrap. .
Prank Chance, manager of the
. New. York Yanks, was introduced at
the ringside and received an ovation.
Though six of the' teams will not
get under way until tomorrow, the
National League baseball season will
be officially opened at Brooklyn today
by a game between the Dodgersand
Philadelphia. This is a date moved
forward so Ebbetts could open his.
new park without competition and
grab the entire change.
Nap Rucker is the first choice of
Dahlen for box work, and Red Dooiri
' of the Phillies will probably use Chal-
mers, with Seaton in reserve.
The New1 York Giants, ' with
Mathewson and Marquard pitching,
bumped Washington, 4 to 2. Griffith
used 'Gallia and Boehling, a pair of
recruits, and they held McGraw's
men to seven hits. A fluke home run'
iy Mei-kle with two men on base
decided decided the contest
Archer Replaces Saier in First Game
-Cheney to Pitch.,
Both Chicago baseball teams are
ready for .the opening gun tomorrow,
the Cubs with St Louis on the West
Side, and the White Sox with the
Naps in Cleveland. '
Rain interfered with today's sched
uled game between Minneapolis and
the Cubs, and President Murphy had
a force of men working to put the
grounds.in shape for tomorrow. Rain
is also predicted for Thursday, but
the weather man" may 'be having a
The injury Vic Saier suffered yes
terday sliding t6 third base will cause '
a. shift in the Jine-up of the Cubs.
Jimmy Archer will go to first base
in' Saier's place, though, the latter
will be back in the game in a couple
Placing Archer on first makes it
certain that Roger Bresnahan will be
behind the bat to catch the shoots of
Larry Cheney. With the exception
of shortstop, where Al Bridwell may
replace Red Cbrriden, the rest of the
men will line up as in the exhibition,
If Cheney and his mates provide
decent pitching the Cubs should get
a good start against St Louis. Miller
Huggins is handicapped by the ab
sence of Arnold Houser at short, and
the entire Card team showed batting
weakness against the Brown pitchers
in the city series.
Yesterday's game against Minne
apolis "was an easy victory for the,
Cubs, 12 to 0. Fred Toney pitched.
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eight hits. He was wild, passing five
but rallied when threatened with
-Schulte soaked two homers and a
double, -Mitchell a pair of singles and
Clymer three one-basers.