Newspaper Page Text
BASEBALL ALL THE SPORT DOPE BOXING
Willard Good in Spite of Defeat
- Murphy and Britton Draw.
Gunboat Smith -won the decision
over Jess Willard at the end of twenty
rounds of slow fighting in San Fran
cisco last night, but the tall Kansan
was not by. any means disgraced. In
fact, he looked more like champion
ship timber than the California sailor.
Willard's inexperience beat him.
Once Smith landed full on Willard's
chin with the punch that laid Bom
bardier Wells away, but Jess was not
upset. He seemed able to take the
hardest wallops without being effect
ed. Smith lauded almost at will, and
worried Willard with some healthy
clouts on the left ear, which was
opened up early in the battle.
In the fourteenth round Willard
smashed his left into Gunboat's face,
and the Matter staggered and was in
distress. Jess was too inexperienced
to follow up this advantage, and
Smith was abfc to recover. Willard
was at sea when he did not receive
instructions from his corner.
"If Tom Jones secures a capable in
structor to teach Willard the fine
points of the game, and shoves him
into a few easy fights, the Kansas
giant should be at the top of his class
in another yean
Smith did not show enough to give
him much chance with Luther Mc
Carty, who is almost as big as Wil
lard, and fairly clever.
Eddie Murphy made a great show
ing against Jack Britton before a
handful of fans last night, and clearly
earned a draw. Murphy laid back in
the first five rounds, but took the
aggressive in the last half. He was
too fast for the- North Sider, and
Britton continually missed with his
crushing left. Murphy's blows lacked
steam but he ponied Britton with
Cubs Get Good Pitching and Wir
Sox Gain by Idleness.
Cleveland, 10; Washington, 9.
Detroit, 8; Philadelphia, 7.
New York, 6; Phialdelphia, 6.
Chicagp, 7; Boston, 3.
Philadelphia, 5; Cincinnati, 1.
St Louis, 8; New York, 0.
Pittsburgh, 4; Brooklyn, L
All games postpones, rain.
Pittsburgh, 8; Chicago, 6.
Indianapolis, 3; St Louis 2.
Covington, 6; Cleveland, 5.
No ball team ever backed up the
dreams' of the dopesters better than
the Cubs did yesterday. They got
good pitching. Therefore, they won.
And they would keep on winning a,
good share of their games if they
always had such pitching as Overall
One victory is nothing to be swell
ed up over. That pitching staff is
still weak enough to be fed on milk
toast Some member of the corps
may turn in another game today, and
it may be a week before Evers selects
a heaver who can hold the enemy.
Uncertainty is the middle name of
every grapeviner on the squad but
Cheney, and Larry is out of the game
with a lame back. He will not get in
the Boston series, and will not stop
in Pittsburgh for the single game
there, being sent straight home from
Beantown, along with seven others,
pitchers and catchers.
Overall really did pitch a good
game. He went through nine innings
at a fast clip, and in the first sis
frames allowed the Bravear only five1
hits. They got to him stronger for
jrimk&At&&iA'J- N jjt'H j- -X-..i