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BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BOXING
Pelkey Held in Spite of Coroner's
Verdict McCue Outpointed.
Arthur Pelkey was exonerated
, from all blame for the death of Luth
I er McCarty, former heavyweight
fe champion, who died in the ring at
Calgary, Ainerta, aaturaay aiter
noon. A coroner's jury declared the
tragedy was accidental.
Notwithstanding this verdict Pel
key was immediately arrested by the
Northwest Mounted Police and re
leased on $10,000 bail. He is charged
with -manslaughter. It is notvprob
able he will be punished. The police
sanctioned the bout by being present
and allowing it to continue. It was
also shown that the police had con
doned previous fights by their pres
ence. The promoters and referee were
not hela, but agreed to stay in Cal
gary for a few days in case their
testimony was needed. It, was found
that McCarty's death was caused by
a fracture of fhe spine at the base
of the skull, causing a blood clot on
the brain. Pelkey hit McCarty in the
jaw once early in the fight, but it did
not seem to injure the champion and
he was smiling until just before he
Frank Carbone, the local lad who
died after a boxing match in O'Con
nell's gymnasium) came to his death
from peritonitis, and not from a
blow, according to the verdict of a
coroner's jury yesterday.
Matty McCue is not ready to tackle
the big guns of the featherweight
division. This was proven last night
when the Racine youngster was out
pointed by Patsy4Brannigan at Mil
waukee. Brannigan forced the fight
ing, and McCue was on the defensive
most of the way. McCue exhibited
some cleverness in wriggling out of
the corners, and gave, his backers
plenty of encouragement. He needs
more teaching, but has the ground
work to build, championship on, -
Cubs May Recall Sommers Talk of
St Louis, 4; Detroit, 3.
Boston, 3; New York, L
Philadelphia, 4-2; Washington, 0-9.
Cub-St Louis, rain.
New York, 7; Boston, 2.
Philadelphia, 8; Brooklyn, 5 (11).
Cincinnati-St. Louis, rain.
Milwaukee, 3; Mineapolis, 1.
No other games scheduled.
All games postponed, rain.
There will be no double-headers on.
the present short trip of the St Louis
Cards to this city. President Murphy
gave out this decision after a con
sultation with Manager Evers of the
Evers told his boss that his pitch
ing staff was not in shape to stand
a siege of double-headers and added
that all of the team needed morning
practice. Bad weather has kept the
men back and they are not trained
fine enough to stand the extra work.
The two games postponed yester
day will be played off as bargain bills
July 6 and September 7, both Sun
In an effort to strengthen the Cub
pitching staff Evers may recall Ru
dolph Sommers, the left-handed
pitching recruit who made the spring
trip to Tampa with the team. He was
left at Chattanooga on the way
home, but on an optional agreement
and can be secured by the locals any
time. Since bursting into the South
ern Association Sommers has pitched
eight games, winning seven. A good
left-hander is needed on the West
Side. Pierce is a youngster and not
reliable, Tbile Lefty Leifield has
shown nothing this, year. Warm'
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