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BOXING ALL THE LATEST DOPE BASEBALL
Ritchie and Rivers Satisfied With
Condition Klaus Wins.
Despite his long absence from the
ring, Willie , Ritchie, lightweight
champion, declares he is in excellent
condition for his bout with Joe Rivers
in San Francisco Friday.
Rivers is just as optimistic and
the loser will not have an alibi of
lack of confidence to explain his de
feat. Ritchie is the betting favorite
at. 10 to 8, but Rivers has plenty of
Rivers looks like a good proposi
tion to take a flyer on. He is a
rugged boy and a hard fighter. Rit
chie is also willing to swap punches,
but it is almost certain that the fight
will be carried to him by the Mexican.
If the battle goes over 15 rounds Rit- j
chie's chances will lessen. He may
be finely trained, but it is extremely
doubtful if he can stand a gruelling
mill as well as Rivers, who has been
keeping in shape by frequent fights
wnne iiucnie was Derore tne ioot
lights. Whichever way the fight goes, it
should .be a corker. A knock-out is
the logical end, as both fighting ma
chines are constructed along the
same lines. Ritchie has a shade on
cleverness, but there will be more
walloping than flashiness to the bout.
Los Angeles will also have a slash
ing lightweight fight Friday, Bud An
derson and Leach Cross being the
contenders. Anderson is a new star
among the top-notchers, but he has
proven his worth in several recent
fights, and is the choice over Cross.
Leach will find the slam-bang style
of the Northwest lad hard-to cope
with and will need, all his cleverness
to stall off Anderson's rushes. The
latter is a real knocker-out.
Frank Klaus 4prced Jimmy Gard
ner's seconds to throw up the sponge
in the third round of their bout at
Boston. The Pittsburgher made a
chopping block of 5ardner.
Zim Gets Hundred Bucks Today
Sox Win on Five Hits.
Sox, 3; Detroit, 2.
St Louis-Cleveland; wet grounds;
Philadelphia, 2; New York, 1.
Washington, 7; Boston, 4.
Cubs, 3; Pittsburgh, 2.
Boston, 6; Brooklyn, 3.
New York, 10; Philadelphia, 0.
Cincinnati, 11; St. Louis, 4.
American Association. .-
Kansas City, 6; Milwaukee, 5 (13).
Louisville, 7; Toledo, 3.
St Paul, 11; Minneapolis, 5.
Cleveland, 6; Browns, 1.
St Louis-Indianapolis; rain.
Pittsburgh-Kansas City; rain.
This is the afternoon Heinie Zim
merman, slugging Cub third base
man, gets that $100 for not running
foul of the umpires in the last two
We are glad to see Heinie get the
coin. H,e is a much-maligned ball
player. Since the first of the season
various reports have been spread that
Zim was the discordant note in the
reconstructed Cub machine and was
putting every obstacle in the path of
Manager Evers. These reports were
not all true.
Zim did do a lot of kicking and
much of it was unjustified, but. in
stead of being a disturber, he was
the goat. Even the fans on the West '
Side refused to recognize him as a
great player and he was frequently
called a boneheaded dub by some
alleged wit in the stands. This peeved
Zim. He was also angry because
Evers put him out of one game while
he was arguing with Umpire Eason.
The papers all said that Zim. was
canned by Eason and tbte gave Heinle