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BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BOXING
Welsh To Fight Self For Title
Caponi Knocked Out.
Championships have been won on
.flukes, and in many- peculiar ways,
but to Freddie "Welsh goes the crown
for discovering an original way to cop
Willie Ritchie, champion, canceled
the fight he had for Saturday night
with Welsh in Vancouver. So the
Briton plans to weigh in with due
formality, solemnly climb through
the ropes, have the announcers go
through the usual jargon, and then
take a few punches at an imaginary
Ritchie. After a couple of ".haymak
ers" Ritchie will be supposedly on
the floor, and Welsh will designate
himself champion. It will be the first
time in history a man ever fought
himself for a pugilistic title.
Welsh's purpose is hard to under
stand. He certainfy cannot expect
the public-to-take his claim seriously.
It makes a fine ad, however.
There is; only one fly in the oint
ment. After "knocking an imaginary
opponent into- imaginary uncon
sciousness, he will have to be con
tent with the imaginary gate receipts
paid by an imaginary crowd.
Jack Dillon "had an easy time with
Tony Caponi at Winnipeg, putting
him away in the eighth round. The
Chicago Italian showed plenty of
gameness, but wilted under the ter
rific punishment meted out by Dillon.
Soldier Kearns, the New York
heavyweight, knows something. He
balked at meeting Battling Levinsky,
and the latter then trimmed Whltey
Allen, who substituted.
Sapper O'Neil, the English soldier
boxer, leaves for the U. S. Sept 24.
The army person wants a crack at
Lightweight Champion Willie Ritchie.
Jack Britton, Chicago lightweight
pugilist, was married in New York
yesterday to Miss Rene Morton, a
Evers Making Good as Cub Boss
Come On You Chappell!
All games postponed; wet grounds.
Sox, 9-2; New York, 3-3 (second
game eight innings; darkness).
Detroit, 5-4; Washington, 1-2.
Philadelphia, 8; St. Louis, 4.
Cleveland, 2; Boston, 0.
Louisville, 7-5; St. Paul, 6-2.
Indianapolis, 4-3; Milwaukee, 2-2.
Kansas City, 7; Toledo, 5.
Columbus, 1; Minneapolis, 1 (eigh
teen innings; darkness).
Deep gloom in Mr. Murphy's heart.
Two weeks ago, when the weather
was of a kind to make poets work,
there were no games scheduled in
Chicago for four days. Now C. Webb
gets a couple of games killed by rain,
and one of them was with the Giants
for the odd game of the series. Eight
Leaving Chicago without baseball
for four days during a period when
the weather is usually excellent indi
cates that someone's foot slipped
when the schedule was made up. The
schedule can be drawn so these
lapses will not occur, and the fans
are entitled to consideration from the
There is now little doubt that the
Cubs will finish in third place, and,
after remembering the predictions
that the Trojan would land in the
second division if he was -lucky
enough to remain at the head of the
club through the season snap judg
ment would be that he has made good
in his first managerial year with a
He has and he hasn't, which isn't
a very bright remark. Explanations:
Right now the Cub's are playing the