WINTER SPORTING DOPE FROM EVERYWHERE
An Explanation Kilbane Is to Invade
the Lightweight Division.
White Sox, Giants and Many Minor
Leaguers Off for Japan. ,
At last we understand why the
lovely and more or less lovable fe
male sex refers to the garments in
whfch they now mumify themselves
as "sport coats." -
On State street yesterday we
lamped a maiden, coming from either
a chorus rehearsal or high school,
wadded into a big green blanket trim
med with a flock of large white but
tons. She looked exactly like a pool table,
with the balls set up for a combina
tion shot into the side pocket. Next
to, drinking, pool is the greatest of
Therefore the "sport coat."
Johnny Kilbane, featherweight
champion, despairs of finding any
worthy opponents in his own class
and will invade the lightweight di
vision in search of enemies.
He wants to mix matters with
either Joe Mandot or Charlie White.
Among the feathers Kilbane is in a
class by himself. He is not given
credit for half the ability he pos
sesses. Like Willie Ritchie, no one'
realizes Kilbane is a fighter until he
gets into a ring and bpens up his daz
There are few lightweights who
could stand against the holder of the
feather title. He is not heavy enough
to attack Ritchie now, but give the
little Clevelander another year and
the strength and extra poundage that
will result and he and Ritchie would
be the best attraction in this here
Kilbane can lick either Mandot or
Joe Rivers. He is a good ten-round
fighter, and could put, up a rattling
mill with Leach Cross.
Young Shugrue hammered John
ny Harvey for ten rounds in New
York, but couldn't put him away. It
was Shugrue's fight all the route.
Bill Klem, the world's sternest um
pire, is no better than any other man
Ballplayer, umpire, manager and
magnate, all are equal today at the
ship's rail. Seasickness, the great
leveler, has them all in its grasp.
The Sox-Giants world-winding
ballplayers, together with an army of
Pres. C. A. Comiskey's guests, sailed
from Victoria last night for Japan,
where the foreign tour will be inau
gurated. So far as stars are concerned, the
teams were sadly depleted as the
good ship hit the bounding main.
Jeff Tesreau and wife quit and
went to Los Angeles, Rath and
S chalk are on their way hack to Chi
cago, Chase went to his home in San
Jose, and Tex Russell and wife hiked
for that dear Bonham, Tex,
This is the line-up of the teams
that will exhibit in foreign parts:
White Sox. Pitchers, Jim Scott,
Joe Benz, John Faber, Walter Lever
enz; catchers, - Andy Slight," Jack
Bliss; first base, Tom Daly; second
base, Herman Schaefer; shortstop.
Buck Weaver; third base, Dick Egan;
dutfield, James Callahan, Sam Craw
ford and Steve Evans.
Giants Pitchers, Bunny Hearne,
George Wiltse; catcher, Ivy Wingo;
first base, Fred Merkle; second base,
Larry Doyle; third base, John Lobert;
shortstop, MikeDoolan; outfield, Lee
Magee, Jim Thorpe and Mike Donlin.
Before the team left the Northern
Pacific Railway presented the trav
elers with a 125-pound fruit cake. It
was a poor present, as- the idea of
food is repugnant to all today.
The annual spring meeting of the
American League will be held in New
York March 7. This late date is set
to accommodate Presidents Comis-
key of the White Sox and McAleer
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