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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 05, 1913, Image 9',
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BASEBALl-SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BOXING
Work Is a Great Institution Ukl!
Boxing is a great sport when con
ducted right It is not brutalizing,
but provides an. outlet for real human
Be that as it may, on days and
nights like these, when the moon
floods the placid waters with its ef
fulgent rays, or words to that effect,
we'd like to stock the sport columns,
editorial section and even the comic
pages with stories about fishing,
camping and floating along in a
canoe with the "only, only" sitting
propped up in one end on a pile of
cushions, while you propel the craft
along with an ardent gaze in your
eyes and an awful pain in your shoul
ders. That's our idea of sport, now.
Do you feel that way? So do we,
and we'd like to" take a month off,
If Johnny Kilbane, featherweight
champion, doesn't take on a real
fighter shortly he is going to be dis
credited among the fight fans. The
Cleveland battler was fought to a
draw by Johnny Dundee in his last
fight, and many of the wise owls at
the ringside declared the New York
boy was a lot better than Kilbane.
Evidently Kilbane doesn't like the
Dundee game. He passed up a re
turn match, and Dundee was forced
to go out of his class and take on
Kilbane is a business man before
he is a fighter. He saves and invests
the coin he earns with.his fists, and
when his ring days are over he will
not sign on with the bread line. But
the public doesn't view the matter in
that light The fans want to see a
champion fight He is somewhat of
a public character and must yield Xo
their wishes or get seriously disliked.
One good -combat from Kilbane and
he would jump to popularity, for he is
personally one Qi the most likable fel
lows who ever pulled on a mitt
Overall Arrives Cubs Win Sure,
Chase Will Join Sox.
Chicago, 5; Boston, 0.
Philadelphia, 4; Pittsburgh, 0.
St Louis, 6; New York, 4.
Cincinnati, 4; Brooklyn, 3.
Chicago, 4; Boston, 1.
Philadelphia, 14; Detroit, 6.
Cleveland, 9; New York, 5.
Washington, 6; St Louis, 2.
Milwaukee, 13; St Paul 5.
Minneapolis, 8; Kansas City, 6.
Columbus, 3; Indianapolis, li
Tonisvfllft. flr Tnlfirtn. 1.
Orvie Overall, commonly known as
Big Jeff, at present picking up some
loose change pitching for the noted
or notorious Chicago Cubs, has
Heceive it from any one who has
seen him in action lately, the hefty
one is there. He has set at rest all
question as to his ability to cope with
the big league batters as he used to.
If anything, Overall right now is bet
ter than ever.
He did not flash to form overnight
It has T)een a iard pull for Orvie, for
Tvhich he is deserving of great credit
When he trekked into Chicago from
California last month the only thing
about him that looked like a ball
player was his uniform. And even
that looked like the canvas to cover
a three-ringed circus. Big Jeff "was
large, even for his name.
He worked out daily and removed
some of the fat Then he got a chance
against Cincinnati. The Red stepped
on his neck, flayed him with their
bats; and Orvie was hustled to the
dug-out after lasting seven innings.
In his next start the result was al
most the same. Then an improve
ment "was noticeable. In the East
Overall was found for 13 hits by the