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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 20, 1913, Image 9

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WILLARD VS. GUNBOAT SMITH, AND MANDOT,
VS. ANDERSON BIG BATTLES TONIGHT
'Frisco, Los Angeles and Kenosha
. Stage Big Fights Tonight.
jA A new heavyweight challenger,
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out of the West tonight He will be
the winner of the. Gunboat Smitti
Jess "Willard scrap in San Francisco.
There-will be no spots on the victor's
challenge to McCarty. He will have
made a reputation, something that
Luther has demanded of the men on
his trail.
Though Willard will outweigh his
sailor opponent 50 pounds, odds
shifted today, and the Smith party
is a 10-to-7 favorite on the coast
There is no question but what Smith
has a knockout punch and experi
ence. Against this the less-experienced
Willard is matching a marve
lous physique, a reach that is some
inches longer than Smith and a bar
rel of confidence. That 50 pounds
advantage m weight will be a great
help to the Missourian, and the fact
that he towers a head over Smith is
another point in his favor. Willard
looks good from here.
If the Jack Britton-Eddie Murphy
fight was not to be settled in Ken
osha, a short ride from here, there
would be little local inetrest in it
But the fans have been denied their
fistic feed for so long that anything
is appetizing. No championship
hinges on the meeting and it is noth
ing: to erow enthusiastic about Brit-
tt ton for ours.
duu Miiuerson was compelled to
take off two pounds this morning for
his fight with Joe Mandot in Los
Angeles tonight The New Orleans
' baker was already below the 133
pound mark. Taking off this pound
age the morning of the fight may
weaken Anderson, but if he is 'not
forced to resort to drying out he will
give Mandot the fight of the latter's
life, . .
White Sox as Good as Red Weaver
Improves Fights Among Cubs
RESULTS YESTERDAY f
American League.
Boston, 10; Sox, 1 (8 in., darkness)
Cleveland, 4; Washington, 1.
New York, 8; St Louis, 6.
Detroit 9; Philadelphia, 3.
National League.
Philadelphia, 10; Cubs, 4.
Brooklyn, 2; St Louis, 1 (11 in.)
Cincinnati, 9; Boston, 8 (10 in.).
New York, 3; Pittsburgh, 2 (14 in.)
American Association.
Milwaukee, 15; Toledo, 3.
Indianapolis, 6; Kansas City, 3. .
Other games postponed; rain.
Federal League.
Pittsburgh, 5; Chicago, 2.
Covington, 7; Cleveland, 4,
They all look good when they hit
Also, they all look bad when they
don't hit. That explains the differ
ence in the showing of the sox.of
red and the sox of white in the first
game of the series between the two
sets of hosiery.
The world's champs, as at present
made up, are not any better than
Chicago. Callahan has a better in
field, a better catching staff, much
better pitchers, but is away In the
background when it conies to stack
ing his outfield up against that from
Boston.
Joe Wood pitched almost as good
as in, 1912, and the Sox could not
toutih him. Scoft and Smith were
easy for the Red Sox, Cicotte proving
more of a puzzle in the last three
innings. The South Siders blew all
in a bunch, and got a lot'of woozy
stuff out of their systems. It was
not a licking to grow down-hearted
over.
Buck Weaver is not getting all the
credit he is entitled -to for the fine
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