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BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL sbRTS BOXING
Ritchie Goes East No Matches Are
Made for Milwaukee.
Johnny Evers Better Than Berger
Collins Shades Doyle.
Willie Ritchie, lightweight cham
pion, does not think a whole lot of
himself as a drawing card, and for
that reason is on his way East today,
having turned down the offers of Mil
He was offered a scrap with Ad
W6lgast on a percentage basis, but
demanded a guarantee. The promot
ers refused to yield and so did the
Ritchie also refused to concede the
weight demands of Packey McFar
land, who wanted to scale 135 pounds
at 3 o'clock the day of the fight. This
would have brought him into the ring
close to 140, which is some beef for
a lightweight Ritchie offered Mc
Farland a fight at 135 pounds ring
side. The date of the Mike Gibbons
Spike Kelly go in Kenosha has been
shifted from Friday, Oct. 10, to
Thursday, Oct. 9.
New York should see a good fight
when Packey McFarland and Harlem
Tommy Murphy tangle the night of
Oct. 17. McFarland has an advan
tage in the articles of agreement, as
the weight is fixed at 140 pounds
On the coast Murphy cleaned up
all the high-class men but Ritchie
and Rivers, and was perfectly willing
to battle for the title. Ritchie couldn't
Jack "Twin" Sullivan outpointed
Tom McMahon in ten rounds at Erie,
If. Ad Wolgast makes a good show
ing in his scrap with Bat Nelson he
may be given a chance at Joe Rivers
before some Milwaukee club. Joe
Levy, manager of the' Mexican, is in
Chicago, and willing to talk business.
Rivers is on the coast, but has a fight
scheduled in New Orleans in a few
No other games scheduled.
Cleveland, 8; Detroit, 1.
Washington, 1; Philadelphia, 0.
Toledo, 6; Cubs, 1.
Sox, 3; Milwaukee, 3 (10 in.).
Pittsburgh, 9; Indianapolis, 4.
Columbus, 5; St. Louis Browns, 4.
Unless he is grabbed by the cops
as "Mr. Spencer," or dropped into a
"clay hole" and deordorized by the
umpires in the first game, Johnny
Evers will shine as the Keystone King
during the city series, dulling the lus
ter of Joe Berger of the White Sox.
At every angle of the game Evers
is the superior of Berger. Hitting,
fielding, baserunning, brains Espe
cially brains are on the side of the
Evers is a fighter on the field, and
a noisy one. Berger is just as game
in a quiet way. He does not infuse
the ginger into his mates as does tho
Trojan. But he is there with cold
Evers has been batting up to his
real mark in the last few games.
Managerial cares weighed heavily on
him when the flag fight was hot and
the worry reacted on his hitting. Nor
mally a .300 man, John was down
around .255 for the greater part of
the year. A belated rally has pulled
Evers' per centage up to .273. and he
is in the midst of a batting spree that
should carry him into the city cbnflict
at top speed.
Evers does most of the tagging of
baserunners at second and he is one
of the artists of the business in this
department. His one-hand gloving of
high throws, and the sweeping mo
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