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BOXING ALL THE LATEST DOPE BASEBALL?
Pelkey to Fight Smith at Future
Date Coulon Recovers.
Arthur Pelkey, who has as good a
claim as any one to whatever credit
there is in the heavyweight cham
pionship now, will definitely settle
the matter by fighting Gunboat
Smith,-who has been sinking white
hopes with regularity.
This statement comes from Tom
my Burns, manager of Pelkey, who is
making a vaudeville tour with his
battler through the Northwestern
Burns does not, fix any definite
time for the championship go. He
says Pelkey will first finish his the
atrical engagements, but that Smith
will be his next opponent in the ring.
It is possible Labor Day will find the
two heavies in the ring.
Pelkey must fight and win if he
is to be a stage attraction. His one
big victory, resulting in the death of
McCarty, did not give him much of
a reputation as a fighter. He can't
last long with the box offices on the
strength of that showing.
Picking the winner in this fight is
a regular job. Smith has shown some
class, especially in his fight with
Bombardier Wells, but Pelkey is as
uncertain a quantity as he was be
fore the McCarty fight. That battle
did not last long enough for him to
display anything in the fighting line.
Johnny Coulon, bantam champion,
left the Presbyterian Hospital yes
terday entirely recovered from his
attack of stomach trouble. This does
not mean the Logan Square boy is
ready to fight He intends to take a
long vacation among the rhubarbs
before pulling on another glove.
Christy Mathewson, Giant twirler,
is writing a play to be staged in New
York this fall. It is to be called
"Fair Play," and the hero will be a
ball player. Mrs. Rida Johnson
Young, author of "Brown of Har
;vard," is helping Matty.
Evers May Be Suspended for Five
Days Cubs Weakened.
Philadelphia, 7-3; Boston, 4-8.
New York, 5-1; Washington, 2-8.
St Louis, 10; Detroit, 5.
New York, 6; Brooklyn, 1.
Boston, 15-2; Philadelphia, 11-3.
Pittsburgh, 5 ; Cincinnati, 1.
Louisville, 8 ; Toledo, 4.
Columbus, 5; Indianapolis, 4.
Milwaukee, 7; Minneapolis, 4.
Kansas City, 2; St. Paul, 1 (15 in.).
Chicago, 7; Kansas City, 3.
Pittsburgh, 7; Indianapolis, 4.
Cleveland, 7; St. Louis, 2.
John Evers, well-known player of
"forfeits," and manager of the Cubs,
is liable to hear President Lynch of
the National League say: "Heavy,
heavy, hangs over thy poor head,"
this afternoon, followed by the dull
thud of a five-day suspension for the
raw stalling of the Cubs in the sec
ond game against St. Louis Sunday.
If Evers is suspended it will mean
the hopeless crippling of the team on
the eve of its clash with the East, at a
time when every bit of strength is
needed if the Cubs are to stick in
the pennant chase. Zimmerman is
out with a twisted ankle and Bridwell
is suffering from a spike gash just
below the knee that needs attention.
He will probably have to take a day
or two off. That means Corriden and
Phelan, the utility infielders, will be
Phelan usually subs for Evers, but
with Zim out Tommy Leach will have
to be subpoenaed from the outfield to
hold down the manager's job, unless
Phelan is shifted to second and Leach
goes to third. Tommy had consider
able third base experience with Pitts
burgh several years ago and can get