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BOXING ALL THE LATEST DOPE BASEBALL
All Ready for World's Tour of the
White Sox and Giants.
McFarland Makes Weight Easily
To Retire from Ring Feb. 1.
' Packey McFarland iajn New York
for his bout tomorrow night with
Harlem Tommy Murphy and is con
fident of making the agreed weight
135 pounds at 3 o'clock. He figures
on being down to 137 tomorrow
morning. Then he will dry out to
the required weight during the day.
From 3 o'clock until ringtime he will
have plenty of time to regain what
strength he loses in the drying pro
cess. In a former fight between the two
Irishmen McFarland was the winner,
thought Murphy was not slowed up
and put on a flossy finish. The Har
lemite is fighting better now than at
any time in his long career, however,
and 'will be a hard nut McFarland
has proven himself the master of 'em
all at the ten-round distance and is
a natural favorite.
Packey announced from New York1
that he "will retire from the ring Feb.
1 and study law. He explains that he
may give boxing exhibitions, but will
never don a glove after that date for
It is unfortunate that McFarland
must retire without having held the
title. A remarkable fighting machine,
he was kept out of the lightweight
division because of weight. Packey
never, could make 133 pounds ring
side and be in trim. He is the peer of
any of the men fighting in the light
weight class now, but a difference of
three or four pounds prevents his
wearing the crown.
We have a hunch Ping Bodie is go
ing to carry out his vaudeville con
tract He is getting a lot of press
agent stuff, just like a regular actor.
And still they call this guy a bone
head. And Matt Foley is writing poetry!
He'll be conducting a column soon.
Benton Harbor licked the Cubs
yesterday, 6 to 5, and Evers' men are
after revenge tomorrow in the bene
fit game for the widow of Larry
Sam Crawford of the Tigers and
Germany Schaefer, the Washington
comedian, who will make the round-the-world
tour with the White Sox
and Giants as members of the Calla
hans, will take part in tomorrow's
battle, leaving immediately afterward
for Cincinnati, where the tourists will
begin proceedings with one game.
Seats went on sale today for Sun
day's game between the Sox and
Giants on the South Side. Callahan
has not yet decided on his team, hut
it is possible that Hal Chase and Joe
Berger will be members of the squad
at least until the Pacific coast is
reached. President Comiskey is try
ing to induce them to continue across
Some difficulty was experienced
securing players because of a mis
understanding as to terms. The play
ers were under the impression that
each would be taxed $1,500, which
he would lose if the venture was not
a financial success.
In reality, all each player was forc
ed to put up was $300; and this will
be refunded as soon as the teams are
on the ocean. The money is in the
nature of 'a forfeit.
There rnay be changes in the Sox
squad until the fday of leaving the
coast for the Orient Efforts are be
ing made to have Eddie Eweeney of
the Yanks accompany the team. Re
cruit Receiver Daly of the South Sid
ers is the only catcher who has so
far absolutely bound himself to make
the trip. Ray Schalk is undecided,
and Ainsmith and Henry of Wash
ington are also prospective tourists.
Scott, Benz and Leverenz of the
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