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BOXING ALL THE LATEST DQPE BASEBALL
Ritchie to Fight Freddie "Welsh
Feds Can Kavanaugh.
Leach Runs Cubs While Evers Is
Away More Sox Rumors.
Willie Ritchie, lightweight cham
pion, has auctioned off his services
for Labor Day, Vancouver getting
him for a fight with Freddie Welsh,
the star Britisher.
Articles have not been signed, but
the title holder said today that he
would complete negotiations as soon
as he returned from a day weeks'
trip in the mountains, which will be
a part of his training stunts.
Welsh gained a decision over Rit
chie in November, 1911, when the
present champion, then a sparring
partner in the camp of Ad Wolgast,
substituted for the Michigan lad, who
then wore the crown. Wolgast was
injured just before the bout and Rit
chie went into the ring unprepared.
The showing he made in that fight
first brought him into, the public eye.
He should be able to reverse matters
on the Englishman this trip.
Welsh has agreed to let Ritchie set
the weight at any mark he desires,
and this will be a great advantage
to the Californian.
Silk Kavanagh, outfielder of the
local Federal League team, has been
released. No explanation of the ac
tion has been given out. Several
weeks ago Kavanagh was signed by
President Comiskey of the White Sox,
but the American League magnate
agreed to let the youngster finish the
season with the new circuit. Kava
nagh was injured recently, but it was
thought he was again in condition
Outfielder D. E. Wylie of the Beau-;
mont, Texas League, team has been
purchased by the White Sox for $2,
000 and will report Aug. 15.
Frank Harrington, pitcher from
the Lynn, New England League, club,
joined the Cincinnati Reds today.
Chicago, 13; Brooklyn, 2.
Pittsburgh, 5; New York, 1.
Cincinnati, 5; Boston, 1.
Philadelphia, 1; St Louis, 0.
Chicago, 4; Washington, 2 (10 in.)
Detroit, 10; New York, 5.
Cleveland, 5; Philadelphia, 0.
Boston, 3-2; St Louis, 0-4.
Louisville, 7; Indianapolis, 4.
Toledo, 9; Columbus, 7.
(Only two games scheduled.)
Chicago, 6; St Louis, 4.
Cleveland, 4; Indianapolis, 1.
Pittsburgh, 8; Kansas City, 7 (17)
In addition to a mess of swell bing
ling, West Side fans were treated to
an exhibition of diplomacy yesterday,
and the dish was appetizing.
President Murphy and Manager
Evers went on an auto trip to Fort
Wayne, Ind., reason unknown, and
Tommy Leach was left temporarily
in charge of the Cubs. This act was
somewhat of a surprise, but the ex
planation is simple.
Rumors have been rife that Evers
was to be deposed as skipper of the
local crew in favor of Roger Bres
nahan. If the Harp had been put at
the helm yesterday the reports would
have been strengthened, and baseball
magnates are not in the habit of
backing up rumors, especially when
they affect their own club. The tem
porary appointment of Bresnahan, a
small thine in itself, would hnvn hppn
seized on as a positive indication that
the skids were being greased for the
Leach and Evers had a near battle
on the field a few davs aero, and tho
fact that Tom was left in charge