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BOXING ALL THE LATEST DOPE BASEBALL
Maroons Meet Indiana Tomorrow
Purple vs. Lake Forest.
Chase vs. Saier, and Mcjuniss vs.
Merkle Very Hard to Choose.
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Local football followers get their
first sight of the 1913 brand tomor
row when Chicago meets Indiana and
Northwestern goes against Lake For
Stagg has put his maroons through
some rigorous practice the past few
days in preparation for the Hooslers,
who are reported to be strong, par
ticularly in the backfield. Most of
Stagg's work has been done with the
line in an effort to strengthen the
Before the game the new grand
stand at Marshall Field will be dedi
cated. A feature will be a parade of
former stars of the Midway.
Northwestern has been specializing
in the forward pass. The line has
developed an able defense, but
charges slowly in front of the back-
field. The wing men have shown
' marked improvement.
Milwaukee promoters seem in a
'fair way to go the way of all greedy
promoters. Since the legalizing of
. boxing in Wisconsin mushroom clubs
have sprung up, and promoters are
cutting each other's throats to land
shows for their organizations. The
spectacle of three or four fights a
week may not be unusual.
Only one or two strong clubs can
survive this competition, and the
weaker ones will go to the wall. Mil
waukee has not a large enough terri
tory to draw frojn in order to stage a
money-making fight even once a
There will be no hitch in the Jimmy
Clabby-Petroskey match on the
coast. Petroskey yesterday agreed to
accept Ben Selig as referee and the
1 last obstacle disappeared. Clabby is
a 10 to 9 favorite in the betting, but
- Petroskey has plenty of backers. If
Clabby is the victor he will go after
Philadelphia, 8; New York, 6 (final
score in disputed game of Aug. 30).
Philadelphia, 3-4; New York, S-3.
In discussing the first basemen
we're going against the "past -per
formance" book right off the reel by
saying Vic Saier will easily be the
equal of Hal Chase in the city series
and he is almighty liable to outplay
him. That prediction savors of trea
son. At one time Chase was recognized
as the best first baseman in the coun
try. Then he was hitting around the
.300 stage. Without that clouting as
an asset he is not the best by a long
shot. So far as fielding is concerned,
he still ranks the majority of his riv
als and is ahead of Saier by sonie
But can this difference in fielding
make up for Saier's superiority in
batting and his fine baserunning?
That is the question that will have
to be answered in the coming battles.
Chase's worth to a team is not only
in his own playing. He has a hearten
ing effect on his mates, keeps them
keyed up and in the fight all the
time, and in the field pulls unexpected
plays, getting force-outs on ground
ers hit to first that would be impos
sible of" accomplishment for anyone
Because of his agility around the
first stop and his marvelous abihty
to capture weird throws, the other
infielders are enabled to take more
chances on fast shots. Hal can get
most anything. Throwing to a wood
en man, the fielders would have to
steady after stopping bouaders and
would lose some close plays that now
go to the Sox.
As a worker of the hit-and-run play