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BOXING ALL THE LATEST DOPE BASEBALL
Murphy After Ritchie Kilbane May
Get First Chance.
Harlem Tommy Murphy, for the
first time irf his ring career of thir
teen years, is a leading contender for
the lightweight championship, and
public clamor should be strong
enough to get him a battle.
Already friends of the New York
are howling for a go with Ritchie
because' of Murphy's walloping of
Wolgast 'Saturday, but there is a pos
sibility that Murphy may be side
tracked in favdr of Johnny Kilbane,'
featherweight champ, who is. getting
too heavy for his class akd is con
templating a debut into the light
Kilbaqe has made good in the
feather wing, but he should meet a
good lightweight or two before ask
ing for a chance at the crown. Both
Joe Rivers and Murphy are entitled
to more consideration than the Cleye
lander. The best solution of the tan
gle is to stage a fight between Mur
phy and Rivera over the twenty
round route, to take place some time
in May, and the winner would have
a clean claim to a match with Rit
chie. There would be no cloud on
the title of the victor in the second
Murphy topped his career Satur
day by the beating he gave the fqrm
er champion, Wolgast. For seventeen
rounds Ad managed to hold his oppo
nent even. Then Murphy staggered
him with a flock of punches to the
face, and in the last .three rounds
Ad was a pitiful sight. Murphy jabbed
his face to ribbons, making a bleed
ing wreck of the former champion.
Tommy was tired and lacked steam
to put over a finishing' punch.
Crabbing the alleged humor put
over on us by one of the dominant
domes Saturday, we're the guy who
gave the lookworm the hook.'
Sox Weak in Pinches Lack Winning
Punch' Cubs Cop.
Gubs, 3 ; Cincinnati, 2.
Pittsburgh, 5; St. Louis 4".
(Only two games scheduled.) ' "
Cleveland, 2; Sox, 1.
Detroit, 3; St. Louis, 2 (11 in.)
(Only two games scheduled.
, American Association. '
Toledo, 8; Minneapolis, 5.
Louisville,' 13; St. Paul, 8 (11 in.)
Milwaukee, 9; Indianapolis, 2."
Columbus, 12; Kansas City, 9.
Probab'le batteries White Sox,
White and Schalk; Detroit, Boehier
or Hall and Stanage or McKee. Cubs,
Prank Smith and Archer; Cincinnati,
Fromme or Works and Clarke.
- American League.
Detroit at Chicago Cloudy. j
St Louis at Cleveland Clear.
Washington at New York Clear. ,
Boston at Philadelphia Clear. '
Chicago at Cincinnati Clear.
Pittsburgh at St. Louis Clear.
New York at Boston Clean
Philadelphia at BrooklynClear.
There has been great lack of me
chanical ability "in the White Sox at- d
tack in the last two games with
Cleveland, but one slip yesterday by
the board of stragedy probably pre
vented the Sox at least tieing the
score and sending the game to extra
innings. It happened in the ninth.
Vean Gregg, the Naps' star south
paw, had been wabbling in the latter
stages of the game, and when Cicotte
opened the ninth with, a grounder to
Chapman which the latter missed, alt
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