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BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BOXING
Cubs Act Like Champs And the
Sox Act Like
Murphy and Wolgast Are the Logical
Opponents for Ritchie.
Ad Wolgast has given the humor
ists a fine chance by offering to
wager $25,000 that he can lick Light
weight Champion Willie Ritchie, and
no one seriously considers this blow
off by. the former title holder.
But Wolgast would not be such a
bad match for the champion, at that.
Ad has always taken his work seri-,
ously and has never really been deci-
sively licked. He lost the title to Rit
chie, but was not nearly so done up
as he was by Harlem Tommy Mur
phy, and even the New York lad fail
ed to deliver a knockout.
. Murphy, of course, is entitled to
the first crack at Ritchie's crown.
Rivers has been eliminated, Bud An
derson's meteoric "career was tempor
arily halted by Leach Cross, and this
leaves Murphy standing out as the
peer of the challengers. Twice the
'Harlemite has fought Wolgast, and
in the last battle, though there was
"no knockout, he won by a wide mar
gin. All fight fans who admire a game
man would delight in seeing Murphy
,get a crack at the championship.
:This fellow has been fighting for
'about 13 "years, but never, until the
last few months, has been considered
;when titles were discussed. He was
'supposed to be laid away several
! times, but always came back impres
sively. He has overcome all obsta
'cles, and, with Wolgast, is the only
real, contender for Ritchie's position.
Wolgast and Murphy are two game
fighters and either could give Ritchie
a hard battle, with the New York
'Irishman possibly having the better
chance. Cross must settle with one
.of these two before challenging Rit
Cubs, 5; New York, 0.
Pittsburgh, 5; Brooklyn, 3.
Cincinnati, 5; Philadelphia, 3.
St. Louis, 9; Boston, 1.
New York, 3; Chicago, 0.
Philadelphia, 2; St Louis, 1.
Other games postponed; rain.
Louisville, 5; Indianapolis, 1.
St. Paul, 5; Milwaukee, 4.
Columbus, 2; Toledo, 1.
Minneapolis, 13; Kansas City, 1.
Chicago, 4; Pittsburgh, 1.
Cleveland, 2; St. Louis, 1 (10 in;).
Indianapolis, 4; Kansas City, 0.
Any casual visitor who saw yes
terday's game between the Cubs and
Giants would have gotten the im
pression that the Cubs were leading
the universe, and that the Giants
were in the cellar, just about to be
pushed off the well-known globe.
And the same visitor, the day be
fore,x would have been willing to bet
his entire roll that, the Boston Braves
were champions of the earth and sun,
and that the Cubs were merely in
vited into the park to furnish prac
tice for the Braves while they pre
pared for the world's series with the
If any one can explain these re
versals the game of baseball will lose
For the rest of the series the Cubs
may get walloped all over the lot, but
they certainly did do a regular job
of ball tossing July 30, 1913. They
even surprised themselves.
The infield worked like a machine,
combining headwork with the use of
hands and feet and the outfield guar
dians acted like they were acquaint-