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BOXING ALL THE LATEST DOPE BASEBALL
Welsh Calls Off Scrap With Willie
Ritchie for Labor Day.
Naps Are Making the American
League Race Interesting.
An injured hand caused Freddie
Welsh, English lightweight cham
pion, to call off his proposed scrap
with Champion Willie Ritchie, set for
Labor Day, thus proving that Ritchie
is the luckiest pug in the world. He
can hold his title and not fight for it,
unless he agrees to accept Leach
Cross or Tommy Murphy as substi
tute, in which event a fight is a cinch.
.If Commodore Perry could only see
them now. The big water show off
Grant Park, where millionaires skip
about in 50-mile-an-hour joy boats,
is said to be in celebration of Perry's
victory. Just how much- the public-which-can't-afford-to-pay
ticipate may be imagined after view
ing the immense stands, where seats
sell at from two bits up. "Of course,
there is free space, but what the
public will see from it won't hurt the
eyes a bit. All this hullabaloo that the
rich may have a good time and not
lose too much money while having it.
Louis Disbrow, spotlighter of the
Case racing team, managed by J.
Alec Sloan, set a new five-mile dirt
track record at Libertyville Sunday,
doing the trick in 4 :33 3-5 and re
peated in the 10-mile race,, hanging
up new competitive figures of
Jesse Young, Chicago ' amateur,
won the 100 target feature of the
Chicago Gun Club Sunday, break
ing 95 innocent blue clay saucers,
from the 2'2-yard mark.
Matt McCrath, champion hammer
thrower, may be blind for life as the
result of being jabbed in the right eye
with the business end of a cane by
a man he was ejecting from a roof
garden, where he is employed as pri
Mathewson and1 Meyers, Bender
and Schang, October 6.
New York, 3; Chicago, 2 (12 in.)
Detroit, 7; Washington, 1.
Cleveland, 6; Philadelphia, 2.
xSt Louis, 3; Boston, 1.
No games soheduled..
Minneapolis, 8; Toledo, 5.
Columbus, 4; Kansas City, 1.
Milwaukee, 7; Indianapolis, 1.
St Paul, 8; Louisville, 2.
Cleveland, 5; Chicago, L
Indianapolis, 8-4; St Louis, 2-1.
Only two games scheduled.
Come on you Naps!
With but 5y2 games between the
Athletics and Naps, the American
League race is, as usual, exciting.
The Ohio, team is traveling fast and
the leaders were suffering from rat
tles while playing them, as witness
the many errors by the Mackmen,
usually the cleanest of fielders. Bir-mingham-Jackson-Lajoie
and Co. are
giving the Athletics the time of their
lives, but whether they can head
them is something else again, Maw
russ. Mack's men have the edge, In
that they finish the season with a
majority of' the remaining games at
Nothing better could happen to
baseball than to have the American
League pennant go to Cleveland. , It
would bring interest west of the
Schuykill river and give one of the
most brilliant, if not one of the stead
iest teams, a crack at that fat purse,
which has been divided long enough
by those Eastern chaps.
In yesterday's Sox-Yanks pastime,
Keating wobbled a bit, but pulled
hard when he felt himself slipping
and. pitched great ball. In the eighth,