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WINTER SPORTING DOPE FROM EVERYWHERE
Dooin Offers Mike Doolan and Otto
Knabe for Tinker and Croh.
Jack Britton and Packey McFarland
Here Packey Has Pleasant Time.
Jack Brittoji arrived yesterday
from New York, and Packey McFar
land came back from St. Louis this
morning, after toying with Harry
Trendall for eight rounds.
Both boys immediately got down
to work, and are finishing off for their
ten-round mill in Milwaukee Monday
Britton climbed on the scales yes
terday and astonished all beholders.
He tipped the beam around 13434.
The demonstration was given by the
North Sider to disprove the conten
tion that he is a welterweight.
McFarland is expected to weigh in
the neighborhood of 140 pounds,
which will give him an advantage
over Britton at the start. Jack made
numerous references to his former
battle with Packey in New York, and
said he was only trimmed because he
started too late. Lots of race horses
have the same excuse, but it doesn't
get them anything when the num
bers go up.
McFarland spent an enjoyable
evening in St. Louis, helping Harry
Trendall get his name in the papers.
For his eight rounds of pleasure
Packey hauled down $1,500, which
will be a great help in paying for
Trendall heard a rumor to the ef
fect that Packey was in the ring, but
was unable to prove it, never getting
a chance to come to close quarters.
The polite South Sider did not push
his advantage except in the seventh
round, when he cut loose three
punches just to see if his hands were
in good shape. They were, but Mr.
Trendall's face wasn't.
Packey did no more work than he
usually does during a brisk session
in the gymnasium. The only mark
on him was a dollar mark. i
For two whole days we have not
selected a manager for Garry Herr
man's somewhat ball team in Cin
cinnati. Undoubtedly Mr. Herrmann
deeply feels this slight, so we're go
ing to make up for the laxness by
picking him a pair.
What's the matter with Otto Knabe
or Mike Doolan, second baseman and
shortstop, respectively, of the Phil
lies? Of course, Mr. Knabe's legs
are not beautiful, and Mr. Doolan is
continuously in need of a shave, but
outside of that they are all right.
From a baseball standpoint they
have no flaws.
Herrmann can have the pair of 'em
if he desires. In addition to our per
mission, he also has the consent of
Red Dooin, Philly manager. In fact,
this is Red's idea. We don't want any
credit that isn't ours legitimately.
Dooin is out with a bona fide
proposition to trade Doolan and
Knabe to Cincinnati for Joe Tinker
ana Heinle Groh, the latter a second
baseman secured from the Giants
during the playing season. Groh is
a good ballplayer, and, though not
the equal of Knabe, is a youngster,
and a budding proposition.
This trade is apparently a good
one from the standpoint of both
clubs. Herrmann would be getting a
manager in Knabe Doolan could al
so hold down the job and a pair of
good fielders. Doolan is one of the
best defensive shortstops in the busi
ness. Philadelphia would secure a com
ing young second baseman, and a
slugging, brainy shortstop, just in his
There is no longer any reason for
Doolan's retention in Philadelphia.
wnen ine .rnuiy Datung order con
tained the names of Doolan, Dolan
and" Dooin, Mike was necessary to
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