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BOXING ALL THE LATEST DOPE BASEBALL
John L. Sullivan Boosts Moran
Ritchie on Way to Coast.
Prank Moran, the white heavy
weight who is billed to fight Jack
Johnson in Paris for the world's title,
is practically an unknown as a mitt
slinger of .prominence, but he need
make way for no one as a press agent
or financier. The Pittsburgher has
leaped into a chance for a big purse
right off the reel.
John L. Sullivan, who is in Chi
cago, thinks Moran has a chance of
winning the crown. He bases his pre
diction on Moran's ability as a rough
and ready fighter. He says that If
Moran attempts to box at Jong range
he will be trounced in a few rounds.
His best chance to win is to wade in
and trade punch for punch.
Johnson.'in turning down a fight
proposed for him. by the Newspaper
Snorting Club of London with Lang-
ford, says "the only thing I can get
out of the fight is money, because
there will be no glory in defeating
If some statistical soul will rise and
point out where jack ever fought for
anything else but money a Startled
world will move again on its natural
Willie Ritchie, who passed through
town on his way to the joast for his
battle with Harlem Tommy Murphy
April 17, had words of good cheer for
Charlie White, the local lightweight.
The champion has promised Char
lie a fight as soon as he disposes of
Murphy. In the meantime ie advises
White to go out and try a tilt with
Cross or Dundee to make the propos
ed bout' a good drawing card. White's
injured hand is mending rapidly and
he will be in shape for a hard fight
in a short time. Dundee and White
are ideally matched as to weight.
Golfers in Germany hire girls as
Cub Infield Due for Another Shift
Corriden a Herb.
Red Corriden's work at short yes
terday for the Cubs against Louis
ville caused Hank O'Day to scratch
his head in perplexity over the (com
plexion of the 1914 West Side infield.
Whether said complexion shall have
a dash of auburn is the question puz
The Cubs won, 5 to 0, and much of
the offensive strength was contrib
uted by the sorrel gent with the in
Leach was afraid to -trust his age
ing legs in the soft going, so Zim was
shifted back to third and 4Corriden
went to the short station. And the
infield, with Saier on first and
Sweeney at second, looked like a
money winning combinatioil.
Several conditions have arisen
which may cause Hank to again re
construct his inner wail, already re
vamped twjce-this spring. Zimmer
man has not shown himself a world
beater at short, though'he would un
doubtedly improve as he grew more
familiar with the new surroundings.
Leach is doing a fair job at third,
though he does not cover so much
ground as Zim, nor throw- as well to
And the outfield also enters into
the question. Wilbur good is a
doubtful starter." '"He has made a
good record during th spring games,
but the memory .sticks of his efforts
in the past- o make good with major
league teams. ' Go!od was never con
sidered quite up to the mark of a
leading team's dutfield. He can run,
hit some and field acceptably, but
does not combine the three well
enough to put him in the front rank.
All of which may result in another
shake-up. O'Day really does not need
Leach in that infield. Tommy adds
to the swatting powtsr, of course, but.