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BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BOXING
Cubs and Feds Today's Fuel For
Winter League Stove.
Two Former Champions Make Poor
Showing in Battles,
Young Mitchell, the 105-pounder
from St. Louis, is engaged with
Prankle Matson in a six-round go at
Peoria tonight, and before leaving
yesterday Mitchell seemed, to be a
He eagerly grabbed at the match,
as he was tired of hanging around
Chicago and failing to get anything
from local managers of alleged cham
pions. The youngster is game, will
ing to fight anything, and doesn't
mind giving away a few pounds if
necessary. It is unfortunate that he
didn't receive better treatment in
But he's coming back, and prom
ises to camp persistently on the trail
of Young Izzo and other fellows of
the same poundage.
Willie Ritchie re-entered the ring
last night at San Francisco in a four
round go against Johnny Dundee.
The showing of the former champion
was not impressive. The decision
was a draw, but Dundee showed the
greater aggressiveness. I
Ad Wolgast is another former light-
weight champion who does not feel
overly proud of what he did last J
night. Ad went ten roundB with Billy
Wagner in Flint, Mich., but failed to i
damage his opponent The Cadillac
bearcat was fat and will have to go
through a transformation in order to I
make a decent showing'agaiflst Fred- '
die Welsh in New York Nov. 2 if
that fight really comes off.
Ad bored in and landed frequently,
but took plenty of wallops in return,
and a heavier puncher than Wagner
would have marked him up.
R. B. CASHDOLLAR,
Sign on store in Cashtown, Tenn.
President Thomas of the Cubs is
out with a statement that Roger
Bresnahan cannot jump the Cubs for
the Brooklyn Feds or any other team.
Which reminds us of the guy
whose lawyer said-he couldn't be put
in jail. But the poor boob was be
,hind the bars at the time.
If Bresnahan wartts to throw m his
lot with the third" league just put
down a small bet that hell do it, and
the management of the Cubs will be
allowed to do the worrying. The port
ly catcher has affairs right In his
hands, and things are coming his
His contract with the Cubs has .
one more year to run, and Thomas
sayj3 there are two agreements, one
of which cannot be broken. But
when Bresnahan went to Brooklyn
to confer with the Wards he had an
able lawyer with him, and intended
to follow the advice of the legal
Bresnahan has given good services
to the Cubs for the past two years.
In 1913 his services were not prop
erly recegnized and it galled the vet
eran to hear remarks that he was
through. This season just finished,
however, he was the most valuable
man on the team, dividing the honor
with Tom Leach. But for these two
veterans, both stamped as through,
the West Side crew would not have
finished in the first division.
They not only played a bang-up
game of mechanical baseball, but
were responsible with their brain
work for the success of the team.
They would have done even more if
restrictions had not been placed on
Bresnahan was willing to manage
the Cub team if the proper induce
ments were offered. But he want