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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 08, 1913, Image 9',
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BOXING-ALL THE LATEST DOPE-iBASEBALE
Call Springfield Bouts "Fakes"
Lange Back in Rare Form Griffs
Livelier Than White Sox,
That boxing exhibition at Spring
field for the benefit of the legislators
considering a fight bill now before
the legislature is referred to as a
"pink tea affair," a "fiasco," and a
few other things by Miss Mary Bal
comb, secretary of the Young Peo
ple's Civic League.
Miss Balcomb has written to the
lawmakers, urging them to vote
against the bill. She claims the bouts
staged were tame affairs, and points
lo a bout between Jim Flynn and
Carl Morris in 1911, " where blood
flowed freely, as a sample of the
According to her letter, Miss Bal
comb has all the dope on the fighters.
She claims the name of Rep Hilton
is not in any pugilistic blue book1, and
declares. Peter Boyle, with whom he
boxed, has been out. of the game for
15 years. Fred Gilmore, who traveled
four rounds witlrMickey Steridan, is
referred to as "5 feet 10 inches tall
and weighing 170 pounds' The go
between Packey McFarland, and
Willie Schaefer might have been re
learsed, says the letter.
We'd hand it to Miss Balcomb as
a pugilistic authority if she hadn't
picked a gain which Carl Morris par
ticipated as an example of prizefight
ing. Any one who has ever seen Carl
in action would never do that.
In spite of this belief, and opposi
tion from several other sources,
there is a general belief that the bill
will be passed by the legislature, and
ten-round bouts, under proper re
strictions, will be sanctioned. Several
local promoters have already secured
options on halls, so confident are
they that the law will be enacted.
Sammy Robideau of Philadelphia
horned into the limelight by decisive
ly trimming Jimmy Lore in ten
rounds in New York last night
Washington, 3r Sox, 2. '-
Philadelphia, 3; St, Louis, 2, 4
New York, 6; Detroit, 0. - ""
Cleveland, 4; Boston, 1. '
Cubs, 4; Brooklyn, 3.
Boston, 2; Pittsburgh, 1 (12 in.).
New York, 6; Cincinnati, A:
Philadelphia, 4; St Louis, 3 (10
Minneapolis, 8; Milwaukee, 7.
Toledo 10; Indianapolis, 0.
Louisville, 3; Columbus, 1.
St. Paul, 6; Kansas City, 3.
Chicago, 10; St. Louis, 5. j
Pittsburgh, 12; Indiianapoiis, 9. I
No other game scheduled.
It's about time Bill Lange started
a game. The Iron Man showed re
markable form, when he relieved Ci
cotte in the fifth, and appears to be a
candidate for a regular turn on the
slab. Washington only hit safely
three times in the last five Innings,
and six were set down on strikes. In
the sixth the first two men got on and
then Shanks filed to Collins and Mc
Bride ana Hughes fanned. It was a
nifty bit of pinch pitching, and Lange
deserved all the applause he got It
was Lange's second appearance on
the slab this season. He started a
game against the Naps April 19, but
was lifted in the fourth after he had
been pounded for five hits and five
runs. He lacked speed and was also
shy on control. Since that time he
has been workjng out daily, and at
last seems to have reached a stage
where he will be of real value to Cal
lahan Lange Is one of the best res-