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BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BOXING
Welsh Is Shadow Champ Maroons
And Purple Start Hard Work.
Only Two More GamesOn West Side
Lavender a Rescuer.
All hail ta Freddie Welsh as the
champion shadow hoxer of the earth,
sun and water. He climbed into the
ring at Vancouver Saturday, made a
few passes at an imaginary oppo
nent and claimed the lightweight title
on" the strength of Willie Ritchie's
cancellation of the match. Welsh al
so tried to collect the forfeit money,
but there was nothing "imaginary"
in the turndown he met with.
Lawsuits are now expected, and
the real reason for" Ritchie refusing
to go on with the fight may be ex
plained. There are enough blots on
the mitt game now. And now the
lawyers are going to butt in on it.
Curtains. . i
Football practice at the University
of Chicago started under a full head
of steam today, and Coach Stagg
shattered all precedent by declaring
he was pleased at Maroon prospects.
Stagg was particularly jubilant over
the,backfield material. Kennedy, Vru
wink and. Pierce, stars of 4ast year's
eleven, reported at the Midway today
and were in good early season con
dition. Enough candidates reported
to make up three squads.
At Northwestern Coach Grady
sent his men away to immediate
scrimmage work. The Purple teacher
is a firm believer in hard work for
gridiron warriors and is the first of
the Conference coaches to order bat
Harry Varden and Edward Ray, the
English golf professionals, were
beaten 3 up and 2 to play in a best
ball match over the Wykagyl links by
the brothers Alex and McDonald
Smith, the Wykagyl professionals.
Benham The doctor says there's
something the matter with my head.
Mrs. B. You don't mean to say you
paid a doctor to tell you that?
Chicago, 8-3; Philadelphia, 7-2
(first game 11 in. ; second game 8 in) .
Cincinnati, 2-5; New York, 0-7.
St. Louis, 0-1; Boston, 2-8.
No games scheduled.
. Columbus, 4-1; Milwaukee, 2-3.
Louisville, 3-9; Kansas City, 0-3.
Toledo, 6-4; St. Paul, 3-0.
Indianapolis, 4-3 ; Minneapolis, 3-0.
- After today's double-header with
the Phillies the Cubs only have two
regularly scheduled games to play at
home before the end of the season.
Both(are with Pittsburgh, Oct. 4 and
5, the latter putting a period to the
Two games are billed in Cincinnati
and the same number in the Pirates'
lair. Several exhibition contests have
been carded for the off dates, so there
is little chance for the Cubs to be
come stale before the opening of the
Evers quite plainly indicated yes
terday the pitchers he will send
against the Sox. Cheney, Humphries,
Vaughn and Pierce are the parties to
be nominated. For that reason Man
ager John did not want to endanger
their precious flippers by working
them yesterday, when frost bite was
threatening the fingers of the ath
Jimmy" Lavender will enact his us-
ual role of rescuer. The Montezumafe
Marvel is filling a long-felt want r a
the West Side. James is not a star
pitcher when starting a game, .but he
can pick up the debris left by another
heaver and clear the muss away in a
clever manner. Cheney doubled as a
finisher for some time, but this tend
ed to hamper the- big fellow when 1$