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BOXING ALL THE LATEST DOPE BASEBALL
Packey to Fight in Milwaukee
Ritchie May-Meet Welsh.
Packey McFarland, who has been,
taking his annual summer vacation
from the ring, is one of the local
fighters who intends to do consider
able campaigning before the newly
licensed Milwaukee boxing clubs dur
ing the coming fall and winter sea
son. The stockyards champion finds it
practically impossible to make the
133-pound lightweight limit, but
there are plenty of men for him to'
meet around 135 and 137 pounds.
Strenuous efforts will be made to
match Packey with Jack Britton, the
North Side battler, who is also too
heavy for the legitimate lightweight
division. In their last bout at Ke
nosha McFarland was the victor, and
a return engagement, fought in Mil
waukee, easy of access to Chicago
admirers of the two scrappers, would
draw a packed house.
Promoters of the Vancouver, B. C,
fight club announced today that a
match between Willie Ritchie and
Freddie Welsh has been closed for
Labor Day. All of the champion's
demands were met and he has prom
ised to sign articles at once. The fact
that Welsh shaded Ritchie in a twenty-round
go before the latter became
champion will stimulate interest in
the engagement, which also has the
international flavor. Ritchie was
Wolgast's sparring partner, and a
novice, when Welsh defeated him,
and the Englishmen will find a far
different opponent this time. If the
bout is staged Ritchie should easily
retain his title.
Lefty Dillinger, sensational pitcher
from Rio Grande College, has been
signed by the Naps for the 1914 sea
son. Several big league Bcouts re
ported favorably on the rah rah, but
Birmingham was first on. the ground.
Cubs vs. Boston Here Tomorrow
Be -Easy on Chappell.
No games were played yesterday in
either the American or National
Milwaukee, 10; Kansas City, 5.
Federal League. r
Kansas City, 3; Chicago, 0.
Pittsburgh, 4; St Louis, 3 (10 in.).
Indianapolis, 3; Cleveland, 2.
Another baseball famine for Chi
cago fans today, the Cubs being on
the road home and the Sox opening
the Eastern trip against Boston.
Evers and his crew of battered
warriors are due to arrive home to
night, and will meet the Boston
Braves tomorrow in the first West
Side game since the St. Louis forfeit.
Rain yesterday prevented all the Na
tional League games, and none were
scheduled in iixe American, so the
Cubs escaped with their lives.
.Evers was joyful over the moisture.
He didn't have a pitcher ready to
battle the Phils, and Dooin had Tom
Seaton primed for action. The out
look was not pleasant for the Chi
cagoans, who had already been Well
walloped on the trip.
This second visit to the Eastern
seaboard was bad enough, but not
quite as disastrous as the first. By
the third invasion Evers' men may
be able to win half their games. On
the first trip they copped four bat
tles and dropped eleven. On the
jaunt just completed" six games were
put in the won column and nine put
on the wrong side. This is a percent
age of .400, .117 points below the
team's record for the year.
It is customary when a team comes
home to pull on the dream pipe and
dope out some glowing promises of
success. It is customary, all right.