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BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BOXING
Ritchie Due in Chicago Tomorrow
Plans Many Fights.
Willie Ritchie, lightweight cham
pion of the Id, will arrive in Chi
cago tonr night, spend a few
days with' .ew of Lake Michigan
and then beat it for the north woods
on a hunting and fishing trip.
The title holder has earned a rest
and intends to take it in a way that
pleases him. In reality, Ritchie is
not strong for theatrical tours. He
was behind the footlights for several
months, but only because the coin
came in easily. He has no hankering
to be an actor.
It is just possible - that Ritchie
didn't have full confidence in him
self before that Rivers battle and put
off fighting as long as possible to
keep his title secure. Now he knows
he can whip the best of them.
This belief is borne out by recent
statements from the champ. He says
he may fill a few vaudeville engage
ments at theaters which are showing
pictures of his recent mill, but that
he will sign no contract for a pro
longed tour. Instead, he promises a
winter of activity in the ring, start
ing Labor Day or Thanksgiving.
Offers are pouring in on him, the
most tempting being from Vancouv
er, where he is offered 50 per cent
of the gate and an even split on the
picture privileges to meet Freddie
Welsh. Ritchie has wired an answer
calling for the promoter's highest
guarantee, not caring, to take a
chance on the percentage game in
a city like Vancouver.
An offer to box Leach Cross and
Harlem Tommy Murphy ten rounds
in New York in August has been
turned down by Ritchie, who claims
it is too hot in the metropolis for
fighting. He intimated that he would
sign for the mills during the winter..
Sox Have Chance to Climb in Race
Cubs Are Wobbly.
No games scheduled.
New York, 6; Cubs, 5.
Cincinnati, 2; Brooklyn, 1.
Pittsburgh, 6; Philadelphia, 4 (10
Boston, 6; St Louis, 2.
Louisville, 9; Columbus, 1.
Kansas City, 7; St Paul, 2.
Toledo, 4; Indianapolis, 1.
Milwaukee - Minneapolis gamq
postponed; rain, I
Chicago-Kansas City game post
Pittsburgh, 6; Indianapolis, 2. .
St Louis, 7; Cleveland, 3.
This is home-coming day for Rol-,
lie Zeider, former utility infield er ofl
the White Sox, now a member of the1
New York Yanks. Rollie is a native
Californian, but his services with the
Sox made him a Chicagoan, and he
was one of the best-liked players
who ever sported the pale hosiery.
Since going to New York Zeider has
only taken part in a few games, his
temporary retirement being caused'
by sore feeL He is back in condition.
noCw and will celebrate his return,
against his old mates.
He won't look like he appears in
the following picture, but that is the
uniform he is best remembered in.
He's the same clever, willing player,
no matter what uniform he wears.
Every series against the Eastern
teams is going to be an important
one for the White Sox, 'but in none
will there be better possibilities for
climbing than in the tussle with the
Yanks. Chance is no longer bossing
a punk team, but it is not up- to the