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BOXING ALL THE LATEST DCfPE BASEBALL
Jimmy Clabby Fights Murray In San
Just how much Jimmy Clabby has
profited by beating up policemen as a
training stunt will be discovered to
night when the Hammond middle
weight takes on Billy Murray in San
Francisco for a go scheduled for
Clabby, occording to reports, was
traveling'at a fast clip until he mixed
with the policeman, and was order
ed by the court to cut, out the high
life, with a jail sentence as an alter
Murray is comparatively unknown
here, but on the coast he is being
touted as a second Stanley Ketchel.
Murray carries a terrific punch, as
he has demostrated frequently to the
satisfaction of coast fan's, and they
are backing him heavily at the pre
vailing odds, which make Clabby a
favorite at 10 to 8.
Clabby in his recent fights on the
coast carried everything before him.
He was in condition, and could go the
route at top speed. Then, according
to the best information, he contin
ued to go the route at top speed, but
not in boxing hours. The breaks may
have hurt him.
In his usual fighting condition
Clabby should prove the winner. He
is clever and has a punch good
enough for every day work. His
shiftiness should keep him away from
Murray's kick, and he 'is liable to
wear down the Californian by a con
Bombardier Wells, English heavy
weight, knocked out Albert Lurie in
the seventh round in London last
night. Lurie is an unknown, and the
win does .pot add to Wells' standing.
Harry J. Hebher set a new mark
for the 110-yard swim in his home
tan last night. The I. A. C. fish made
the distance in 1:02 3-5. McGillivray
failed to break the record for 1,000
yards, getting a,mark of 13:26 1-5.
Walsh Again Shows Old Ability
Cubs to Release Five Men.
Ed Walsh continues to look like a
fellow who has come back a long
ways and is liable to stick at the
point to which he has returned.
The spit king continued his cam
paign against Abflene yesterday, let
ting the Texans down with two hits
in the five innings he pitched. The
Sox first team won, 13 to 1, showing
how soft the opposition was, but
Walsh's pitching was not necessarily
boosted by the mediocrity of the
Big Ed was working with his form
er swing and vim. He had no trou
ble getting the ball over with all of
his past hop, and the few spitters
he essayed broke sharply and with
the desired amount of puzzle in them.
There was no strain on his arm,
and the five innings of endeavor did
not tire him the slightest The ball
was plunking into Daly's glove with
an enthusiastic smack, ahd the young
catcher after the game declared that .
he never saw a pitcher have more on
the ball than Walsh.
Ed will continue to come back
gradually. Callahan will'' not allow
him to take undue liberties with the
valuable whip, and he is not expected
to travel the full nine innings more
than once before the season opens.
This test will probably come before
one of the better minor league Yearns
to be met later on the trip, and will
finally decide the status of the former
South Side staff.'
If Walsh does get back in his old
condition there will be no danger of.
Callahan -losing his services again. Ed x
will not have to do all of the rescuing
for the Sox. Russell last year bulged
forward as a star lif esaver, 'and Joe
Benz also qualified for the position.
The work will be properly propor
tioned, and Walsh will not be pitch
ing part of a game every other day.
Seventeen hits were made -by the