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BOXING ALL THE LATEST DOPE BASEBALL
Prize Fight Titles Hopelessly Mixed
Ritchie Real Champ.
Buck Weaver Forgets to Run He
Bats Better Right-Handed.
There is only one unquestioned
prize fight champion at the present
time. That is Willie Ritchie, king of
the lightweight division. In the other
classes there are claims and counter
Arthur Pelkey claims the heavy
weight championship because of his
victory over Luther McCarty. Gun
boat Smith disputes Pelkey's title and
with good reason.
Discussing the middles is a hope
less task. McGoorty, Gibbons, Klaus,
Dillon and" even Papke lay claim to
premier honors and not one has
enough bulge to be handed the un
Johnny Kilbane is the recognized
featherweight, but the draw he
fought with Johnny Dundee did not
strengthen his position. From all ac
counts, Dundee actually put up the
best battle. This is indicated, too, by
the fact that promoters are offering
fights to the New Yorker, but the
Cleveland lad, though champion, has
not been sought after.
Johnny Coulon, pride of Logan
Square, is bantam champion, ac
cording to the record books, but Kid
Williams of Baltimore claims he can
lick John any day in the week. There
is little chance for Coulon to lose his
title in a ring. After putting, off his
scheduled fight with Williams be
cause of illness, Coulon has at last
definitely canceled the engagement.
A series of elimination bouts in all
classes, such as determined the
heavyweight championship when
Luther McCarty won it from Jim
Flynn and Al Palzer, is about the only
way out There is a chance for some
promoter to make a nice bunch of
change and at the same time do a
good turn for the public, which, is
tired of the muddle.
Chicago, 3; Boston, 2.
Washington, 5; Cleveland, 4. . ;
New York, 3; St. Louis, 2.
Detroit, 7-5; Philadelphia, 1-4.
No games scheduled.
American Association. - '
Columbus, 6; Kansas City, 4.
Louisville, 3-2; St Paul, 0-0.
Minneapolis, 6-1; Toledo, 4-0.
Milwaukee, 11-3; Indianapolis, 2-1.
Cleveland, 3-1; Indianapolis, 0-6. 1
St Louis, 6-5; Kansas City, 0-4.
We have an unpleasant duty to
perform today. It is slipping a criti
cism to Buck Weaver, the sprightly
young shortstop of the White Sox.
Buck has been committing several
boots lately, but it is not because of
these that he has fallen under our
displeasure. It is for lack of activity,
something we never thought Buck
would be guilty of.
In the seventh inning of yester
day's game, with the Sox leading by
one run, Shano Collins was on sec
ond with two out when Weaver step
ped to the plate. Weaver smashed
one of Ray Collins' straight ones
back at the pitcher and lit out for
first When he saw Ray had gobbled
the ball up cleanly Buck slowed
down and jogged toward first. The
throw to first was wide and rolled
about six feet beyond Clyde Engle.
When Buck saw this he speeded up,
but Engle was able to retrieve the
wild peg in time to kill our short
fielder. If Weaver had run the bounder out,
as he should have, he would have
been safe, the Sox would have had
men on first and third and a chance
to score a run. Shano Collins and