BOXING ALL THE LATEST DOPE BASEBALL
Ritchie-Rivers Match on Again
Wolgast Hurts Hand.
The off-again, on-again Ritchie
Rivers match for the lightweight
championship is on again today, and
according to present plans Willie will
defend his title against the Mexican,
July 4. .
A compromise has been effected on
the weight question, whereby the
men will weigh in at 134 pounds ring
side or 133 three hours before the
fight. This concession was made by
Billy Nolan, Ritchie's manager, and
the Mexican's backers snapped at the
chance. The two managers will get
together late this afternoon in San
Francisco and all terms will be ar
ranged and the forfeit money posted.
Ritchie will begin his training im
mediately. Rivers will wait for at
least a week, as he has been fighting
regularly recently and is in better
trim than the champion, who has
been doing all his work in theaters.
Ad Wolgast, former lightweight
champion, who "almost" fights more
than any other 'man in the ring, has
been forced to "call off his scheduled
go with Johnny Dundee for Tuesday
night The Cadillac craftsman in
jured his hand in training. Ad can
get injured on the eve of a fight with
remarkable ease. Tom Jones, his
manager, says"Ad is through -with the
ring for keeps because of the Injury.
How sincere this statement is can be
seen -when Jones in the next breath
berates Ritchie for "running, out" of
a match with Wolgast, and says if
Ad fights again it will be against
Ritchie. This Dundee person is
tough -meat, as Johnny Kilbane dis
covered a fev weeks ago.
Billy Papke has been offered a
match for July 4 with Jack Dfflon, to
be fought at Indianapolis. The Illi
nois Thunderbolt demands $4,000,
win, loose or draw, and is not likely
to get it,
McCraw Sorry He Lost Bricfwell
Sox Beaten by Former Pal.
. RESULTS YESTERDAY
Cubs, 2; New York, 1 (10 innings).
Philadelphia, 2; Cincinnati, 1.
Boston, 5; St. Louis, 3.
Only three games scheduled.
No games scheduled.
Milwaukee, 4-9; Minneapolis, 0-0.
Columbus, 3', Louisville, 4.
Toledo, 10; Indianapolis, 6. .
Kansas City, 3; St Paul, 2.
Chicago, 9-5; Pittsburgh, 3-2.
Covington, 4; St Louis, 3 (10 in.).
Indianapolis, 6; Cleveland, 2.
John McGraw, manager of the
New York Giants, one of the eight
clubs in the National League, was a
peeved person yesterday after seeing
Al Bridwell perform at short for the
Cubs, a team believed by some not to
be in the National League.
The reason was that Al baldly
stole the game from New York. And
McGraw once had Al on his pay rolL
The reason given for his release was
that he was too slow, and that his
legs were no longer friendly to his
body, and refused to carry him -around.
Twice in the ninth inning Al turned
loose speed that would have looked
fair beside a ten-second runner. He
rushed in and scooped a wicked
roller with his immodest hand, hurl
ing a runner out at first while an
other loped to third. If that ball had
gotten away the man already on
baseiivould have counted. On the
next ball hit Al shagged behind sec
ond base and gloved the pill, turning
quickly to peg to Saier for the third
out Again he saved a run.
Charley Smith was the real sur
prise. He gave the Giants seven hits,
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