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BASEBALL SPORTS Of ALL SO&TS BOXING?
Champ Coulon Should Shade Burns
Knockout Not Probable.
Walsh Invents New Puzzler Zim
Raps Ball, Not Umps. r
Some of the knowing ones are pre
dicting that Johnny Coulon -will score
an easy victory over Frankie Burns
when the two bantams clash for ten
rounds at Kenosha tonight.
The dope does not warrant such an
assertion. In three battles between
the midgets there has been a decision
only once and that went to the boy
from Logan Square after 20 rounds
of milling in New Orleans. The ver
dict did not make any decided hit
at the time and several fans at the
ringside claimed Burns was entitled
to a draw.
Since that go both fighters have
suffered setbacks. Burns was shad
ed by Eddie Campi and Coulon pass
ed through a long siege of sickness.
Whether this seriously affected his
pugilistic ability can only be proved
by going against a good man, one
Coulon may cut loose in the early
rounds, but if he has any trouble
with Burns watch him lay back and
try to roll up the points on clever
ness. Johnny has a championship
battle on the fire with Kid Williams
of Baltimore, which means a fat
bunch of coin. He is not going to
take a chance of being knocked out,
or even losing the popular verdict,
and so becoming a weak card against
Coulon is there when it comes to
covering up and he can also cut loose
on occasion. He is liable to try both
styles of milling tonight.
Burns will fight with the courage
of desperation. He will not be an
easy customer. Defeat for him means
pugilistic oblivion. Victory means
consideration for the title.
Coulon will enter th8 ring three
or four rounds under the limit of 116
sounds Burns will not be more than 1
American League. b
St. Louis, 2-0; Sox, 0-2.
Detroit, 7-1; Cleveland, 6-2 (firsts
game ten innings). T
(No other games scheduled.) 3i
National League. '
Cubs, 6; St Louis, 0 (5th in., rain).
Pittsburgh, 5; Cincinnati, 4.
(Only two games scheduled.)
Toledo, 4-1; Kansas City, 1-0. J
Columbus, 12; Minneapolis, 4.
Louisville, 4; Milwaukee, 3.
Indianapolis-St Paul, rain. '
Chicago, 1-6; Indianapolis, 4-3.
Cleveland, 1-4; Pittsburgh, 7-3.
Covington-St Louis, wet grounds.
Ed Walsh is a bug for literature..
The big pitcher of the White Sox is1'
a constant reader of the newspapers,
and is aware of all that is going on
in the world, also Ban Johnson's,
meaning baseball. Ed has been muchd
interested in the success the guy
with the scythe has been having with
bichloride of mercury.
Being a wise bird, Walsh originated,
a new ball. He calls it his bichloride
baffler and turned it loose for thej
first time on the St. Louis Browns'"
yesterday. The Browns went through!'4
all the symptoms of a person who
has taken the popular and well-
known poison. They began to die
in the third inning, rallied along hr
the waist of the game and expired in
great agony in round nine Ed ad
ministered the dope with cruel dis-'
regard for the feelings of the enemy. -
The 22,000 fans and fannettes who
assembled at .Mr, Comlskey's ball
yard saw Walsh pitch something they
never saw before. There was Big Ed,
the smoke shooter, the spit star, toiling-