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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 11, 1913, Image 9

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WINTER SPORTING DOPE FROM EVERYWHERE
Ritchie-Murphy Go Is Cancelled
Mandot a Victor,
C. Webb Murphy Arrives In New
York City Talks, of Course.
The scheduled fight between Wil
lie Ritchie and Harlem Tommy Mur
phy for the lightweight championship
was halted by rain in San Francisco
last night, and present indications
are that the bout will not be pulled
off for some months, if at all.
Ritchie is suffering from a growth
in his nose, and an operation is neces
sary. He was willing to go on with
last night's schedule, but welcomed
the rain, as his physician had advised
him to cancel the mill.
Ritchie declined to postpone the
fight to tonight. The promoters
would not set another date, and the
cash received for reservations will he
turned back.
Murphy's manager claims that Rit
chie was not acting in good faith,
and that the trouble with his nose is
only an excuse to escape a tussle
with the Harlemite. This doesn't
ring true. Ritchie, well, had nothing
to fear in meeting Murphy. So long
as the fight could not be staged on
the regular date, he was justified in
calling it off.
It would be foolish for the cham
pion to put his crown in jeopardy
while suffering from nasal trouble.
Joe Mandot, the New Orleans bak
er boy, who has been training in Chi
cago, came back with a crash last
night, decisively thrashing Patsy
DrouUlard in eight rounds at Wind
sor, Canada. Mandot administered
terrific punishment with a crushing
left, which he landed on the Cana
dian's face almost at will through the
closing rounds.
Mandot was outweighed five
pounds, which gives his performance
added brightness. Joe may come
back this way, but will not tarry long,
as he is eager for another crack at
Joe-Rivers, .r - -
This office has no wireless appara
tus, but last week we predicted there
was a strpng probability that-Charle3
Webb Murphy, president of the Cub
ball team, would' appear in New York
before the meeting of the National
League was concluded.
Yesterday C. Webb 'hopped off a
liner, and, coincident with said hop,
he began to talk of acquiring Joe
Tinker to hold down the shortfield
job for the West Siders next season
and as long as his playing- days last.
Tinker is still the news center of
the N. L. meeting, so far as local fans
are concerned. Brooklyn has offered
$25,000 for him, and several other
magnates have made propositions in
volving players and coin to Garry
Herrmann.
Murphy did not disclose what chat
tels he would swap for Tinker, but
intimated his offer would be men and
not coin. Herrmann says he wants
players. He also wants money, being
a baseball magnate, but must have
players to keep his team in the
league.
If the Cincinnati team accepts the
$25,00Q offer of the Dodgers for Tink
er, it will be equivalent to presenting
Joey to the FeHeral League.
Tinker has repeatedly declard he
would not play with an Eastern team,
specifying Brooklyn and Philadelphia
as two of the places on his undesir
able list. He means it, too. His state
ment is not the usual kind of bunk
heard from ballplayers about to be
traded. Tinker has not been waste
ful with his money, and can get along
very well without the change he
earns on the diamond every summer.
Tinker is needed here on the West
Side, and needed badly. Give the
Cubs a good fielding and hard-hitting
shortstop, who also possesses more
than the average amount of baseball
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