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WINTER SPORTING DOPE FROM EVERYWHERE
' No More Packey McFarland-Jack
Britton Meetings, Please!
Don't let's have any more Packey
McFarland-Jack Britton meetings.
The engagements between these
two men are not fights, and the fans
do not get their money's worth. They
do not entertain as well as would two
willing second-raters, ready to swap
McFarland and Britton pranced
around a Milwaukee ring for ten
rounds last night. At the concluding
bell neither was even winded. They
could have boxed on indefinitely, so
! gentle was the pace. Packey got a
cut Up, and Britton lost some blood
from a wallop in the nose.
Most of McFarland's blows were
delivered with his open mitt They
were polite slaps that failed to do
any damage. Britton landed infre
quently, and did not? inflict punish
ment with the few soaks that did go
So far as the fight itself was con
cerned, it was a joke, but the events
that preceded it were even worse.
Britton went on the scales and
weighed around 135. Packey then
refused to be weighed, and for a time
it appeared that the fight would be
called off. The stockyards man fin
ally allowed himself to be weighed,
and the mark given out was 141. In
spite of this official announcement,
Packey appeared to overshadow his
oppbnent by 14 pounds.
McFarland failed to show even his
vaunted cleverness, though he was
awarded a victory on points. Several
times Britton left openings which his
opponent failed to take advantage of.
Packey appeared content to let the
mill drag to a conclusion while he
held a small lead. As early as the
eighth round fans began to leaVe the
hall. Both fighters were hissed, Mc
Farland' drawing the- major portion
of the abuse.
Joe Tinker, Will Only Play in Chicago
Up until the time of going to press,
Joe Tinker was still the property of
the Cincinnati National League team,
though several clubs were angling
for his services.
Tinker himself complicated the
situation by announcing he would
play with only one of two teams, Chi
cago or Pittsburgh. He said he had
written to Brooklyn and Philadelphia
that he would under no consideration
play in those cities.
At the same time, Joe said he had
been flirting with the local Federals.
He is determined" to play in Chicago
or Pittsburgh, and is prepared to
jump organized baseball in order to
gain his end.
The most significant act of the
baseball magnates meeting in New
York was the proposal of the Inter
national League to play an inter
league series with the American As
sociation, starting about Aug. 12.
This would call for a 112-game
schedule on the part of the Inter
national and Association, followed by
a series of games between the teams
of the two big minors.
Garry Ijlerrmann, president of the
Cincinnati Reds, and chairman of
the National Commission, has favor
ed such a system for the American
and National Leagues for some time,
and it is believed he has prevailed on
the minor powers to give the plan a
trial. If it succeeds he will again try
to have it adopted by the majors.
Jack Knight has been sold to To
ledo of the American Association by
the New York Yanks.
Announcement has been made of
the formal transfer of half the stock
in the Boston Americans, held by
Jake Stahl, James McAleer and Rob
ert McRoy, to J. J. Lannin, for
E,d Walsh, king of the spit-ballers,