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WINTER SPORTING DOPE FROM EVERYWHERE
Who Will Play Shortstop for Cubs?
Well, Who Will?
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Charlie White and Ad Wolgast Will
Really Battle Tonight.
Ad Wolgast and Charlie White will
not stall tonight in Milwaukee. The
fans can feel assured of a rip-roaring
battle, with the possibility of a knock
out to repay them for their gate
Both fighters fear the boxing corn
mission, which is peeved because of
the black eye the game got from the
McParland-Britton affair. It will
stand for no trifling, and has made
this plain to the battlers
Wolgast has not skimped his train
ing. Neither has White. Ad is of the
opinion that he will again be cham
pion. White has a hunch he will
reach the top of the ladder some day.
Neither will realize his hopes, but a
victory tonight will mean more big
purses for the winner.
Wolgast is the favorite, but we
wouldn't dig up the coin buried un
der the brick in the backyard to bet
on him. White is no dub.
Sapper O'Neil, English lightweight,
outpointed Fred Halsband in ten
rounds at New York, but failed to
show a damaging punch. He did not
impress ringside critics as a title
Same old winter
Line of dope.
Same old bunk
Of same white
Same old white
Soon to be With
out Free lunch.
Same old yarns
Hold outs for a
old n: L.,
And raising h I.
Same old wrest
Same old stalls;
The booblic falls.
Same old gags,
I his stunt's old,
But helps us
If Joe Tinker does not come to the
Cubs 'next season and the chances
are overwhelmingly against such a
happening who will cavort between
second and third bases for the local
representatives in the National
We pause for reply. This question
is not asked so we can use up two or
three hundred words showing pff our
knowledge, and assisting President
Murphy to run his ball outfit. We
have a sincere thirst for knowledge.
The opinion is general that Al
Bridwell will not go through the sea
son as the regular guardian of the
shortfield position. If a competent
man is developed from the youngsters
now on the Cub roster, or if some
fast man can be nabbed in a trade,
Bridwell won't even start.
Bridwell was an emergency man
last year. With the departure of Tin
ker a gap was left in the Cub infield,
and Murphy was forced to fill it on
short notice. It was no place for a
recruit, so Bridwell was secured. It
is doubtful if Murphy expected the
former Giant and Brave would last
more than one season.
Notice that Red Corriden was not
kept on the bench regularly, even
when Bridwell was in playing condi
tion. He was learning his trade. The
instruction embraced both actual
work and watching how the other
fellows did it.
How Corriden would perform as a
regular is undetermined. His batting
was weak in the last campaign, and
his fielding was nothing marvelous.
But he is young, aggressive, fast, and
conducts himself like a ballplayer.
The ability seems to lie just under the
Ray Keating, the youngster from
the South, only exhibited a few times
locally, but he also liad the ear-