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BOXINGALL THE -LATEST DOPE--BASEBALU
Drop Tommy Burns Ritchie Not
Scored for Canceling Fight.
As Usual, Evers and Zim Act Up-oit
- Eve of New York Series. ,
Why anyone should get stirred up
over Arthur Pelkey's claims that his
fight with, Tommy Burns was "fixed"
by the latter is hard to understand.
DiscussiorL will only blacken the
game, wtiich is already in a bad way
on the coast because of the deaths
in the ring 6f McCarty and young.
Burns is through as a fighter, and
has been, for some years. His Cal
gary ring, is out of commission and
will remain so. It's a mess thit had
better beiet alone. Pelkey'has not
gained anything by waiting until he
had parted .from Burns1 to 'make his
squeaL l "
Out on the coast they are "not satis
fied with Willie Ritchie's' explanation
of the reason he canceled his match
with Freddie Welsh. It is significant
thdl throughout the 'controversy
there has'been no imputation of Rit
chie's honesty"' or question' of his
courage. The "champion, .fortified
himself against such criticism when
he fought Riyers.
It is, of course, peculiar, that for
a few hundred dollars Ritchie would
pass up a chance at $16,000. It is
hinted that promoters of the fight
discovered they were coming out on
the short end financially, and so
worked things that Ritchie' would be
miffed and withdraw.
There is little doing in the fight
line in California. The death of
jYoung and several punk exhibitions
all combined to deaden interest in the
mitt game. This is plainly' indicated
by Ritchie' declared intention of
coming East for some engagements.
The champion plans to make the
journey to New York byasy stages.
He will take advantage of the new
Wisconsin law to nieet one or two
good men in Milwaukee, and will
then drift on to New York where he
wants to tackle Leach Cross, ' "
Philadelphia, 4; Sox, 1.
Detroit, 15; Boston, 2.
New York, 4; St Louis, 0.
Washington, 7; Cleveland, 3.
Brooklyn, 6; Cubs, 5.
New York, 4; Pittsburgh, 1.
.Cincinnati, 12; Boston, 11.
Philadelphia, 8; St Louis 2.
St Paul, ,7; Indianapolis, 2.
Minneapolis, 10-4 ; Toledo, 2-i
v Federal Leaguer
Chicago-Kansas City, Tain.
No other games scheduled. '
John Everslet us uron something
yesterday. It was thought Ruelbach
was traded" because of wildness in his
arm. Evers indicated the trouble was
with the German's feet
As an exponent of "inside" ball,
Manager John is becoming one of the
best little outside players who' has
ever rattled around this Section. He
is outside the diamond a good part
of the time because of rows with the
umpires. Maybe John figures he helps
the team by feting canned and let
ting Phelan take his place. They lay
man can't understand the superior
clicking of a manager's thinking ma
chine. - ' ;
'Evers' frequent ejections weaken1
the team.' Aside from any playing
strength that may be lost the exam
ple is bad 'or the players. Fight, dash
and pepper rightly applied form a
great combination, but they cannot
be applied from a knothole in the
Evers latest ejection, his second in
two days, came in vthe. second inning
when he( objected to the way 'Ed
ReulDacn' drap.ed his feel over the