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BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BOXING
Jimmy Kilroy Wants Fights for His
Jimmy Kilroy, the North Side man
ager, has acquired a boy he believes
is a coming featherweight. His name
is Frankie Sanders, new to these
parts, but well known around New
Kilroy is particular anxious to
match his man with Kid Clipper or
Frankie Conley, two fellows from
Doc Thiele's stable. Thiele has talk
ed largely about money to Kilroy, but
so far James hasn't seen the color of
During a little spiel yesterday Kil
roy said he was having trouble book
ing fellows from his stable because
other managers were handing him
conversation about big purses they
were copping in other mills. One
man told Kilroy he had his man
matched for a $700 purse in a Mil
Which sounds like some Tom
Jones language. Milwaukee promot-'
era haven't quite gone foolish in the
dome and they aren't paving $700 or
anything near it for preliminary fod
der. The fatal bout between John Lund
gren and Jack Levendowski in Tol
leston, Ind., is another blow at the
ring game and provides the reform
ers with more material for fighting
The promoters are responsible ab
solutely. Neither of the fighters were
high-class fighting machines and it
is possible that Levendowski, who
was killed, was not in condition for
Nine times out of ten when there
is a fatality in the ring the bout is be
tween men of no experience before
small clubs, where the physical ex
amination is not strict. And until
the game is safeguarded, and the le
gitimate clubs are protected against
their smaller competitors, accidents
are bound to occur.
Feds to Raid Minors Coach
Compares Football Teams
Baseball is still making strenuous'
efforts to hold the' center of the
stage and the politicians are making
and breaking deals almost dally.
President Weeghman of the local
Peds is reported to have conferred
with Charles P. Taft in Cincinati yes
terday, and the subject for discussion'
is believed to have been purchase Of
the West Side team in the National
League by the North Side magnate.
From all the recent rumors there
should be some reliable developments
when the Federal magnates ge't to
gether in New York today. Reports
will be read of the season's business
and plans for further warfare in case
organized baseball doesn't want
peace will be formulated.
One big issue for discussion by
thft FAdH will hn rtiA mrmnoltlrm r
rafci the minor leagues right and left
since tne closing ot the baseball
season loud and frequent wails have
come from nearly every one of the
smaller circuits under the national
agreement. They claim they are not
furnished sufficient protection hv th
majors and haye lost their usual an
nual pronts because of Fed raids.
Without protection from the
majors the minors can't exist, and
unless the minors can act as breed?
ing grounds for the majors the latter
will be in a bad way. Each is abso
lutely necessary to the other.
The biggest means of profit for
minor leagues is sales of newly-developed
stars to the major leagues.
In this way a team which doesn't
draw well at the gate is enabled to
pull even on the season's expenses or
make a slight profit.
When the Federals take a player
from the minors the club gets noth
ing. The money which would fiave
been the purchase price if an orgaa-