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BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BOXING
Clabby and Gibbons Fail to Meet
No Racing Here 3
Comiskey on Trip May be After
Fritz Maisel of Yankees
There -will be no match for the
middleweight championship between
Jimmy Clabby and Mike Gibbons, for
the present at least:
Tom Andrews, Milwaukee promo
ter, was in Chicago to get the bat
tlers together, but failed In the effort.
He talked" to Clahby and his manager
and Jim was willing to go right
through with negotiations.
But there was a hitch on the Gib
bon's end. Mike was passing through
Chicago and declined to 'enter the
conference. He said he was "not will
ing to put on the mitts with Clabby
at this time. Gibbons is getting plen
ty of softer matches without jeopar
dizing his reputation, and likes the
jingle of the coin
, Now. it turns out that the,Sports
meri's Club of America isn't behind
the' movevment to revive racing in
Chicago. President Pugh of the new
organization says bis lub will not.
promote any sport which is contrary,
Mayor Harrison gave it out" cold
that he woild oppose racing, even
with track Vetting eliminated. He
declared such a race "meeting would
result in the opening pf numerous
poolrooms in Chicago and for that
reason would be a menace.
"It is up to the Btfston Braves tq
continue their excellent ,aseball
standard set last year. New stands
for the National league club in the
Hub .will .seat 45,000 people,, and it
takes a" stellar attraction to fill the
empty spaces in a stand of that "size.
Until the new plant is ready the
Braves will continue to use the Red
Sox plant. Dedication of the JBrave
home will occur about July.
"lts a long, long way to Tipper
ary," and a blame sight farther to
President Comiskey of the White
Sox is going to excite suspicion every -time
he goes out of town now. His
mysterious trips will always be asso
ciated with an effort to sign another i
star for the South Side club.
Comiskey feftfor Frenc Licki
Springs last "night m cofnpany with"
Ban Johnson, whp is tojmeet Col
Ruppdrt, prospective purchaser bl
the Yanks,. Johnson, will also, confer
with Barney Dr.eyfus regarding the
schedule for organized .baseball dur
ing the season of '1915.
It was given oih that Comiskey
was merely going along for company. '
That is-the same thing he said when
he went to Philadelphia and bought
Eddie Collins from Connie Mack.
'in baseball circles the report ber
sisted that Commy would endeavor
to land at least one man .from the
Ranks' in case Jluppert purchased the
club. He wants to be on the ground
early and putln his bids.
There Is still one large hole on the
Sox Infield -i- third base. , In eyery t
othef station the inner defense is !
adequately cared for. Commy has i
determined to get a winner at last j
and yfUl let; no ordinary obstacle
stand, in the way.
It is no, secret that he would be
willing to give's, nice bunch of money
or several players of recognized abil
ity for Fritz Maisel, the little third '
packer1 of the Yanks. There are sev
eral pitchers pn the Sox staff who
would strengthen most of the teams
in the league,, but they are of no use
to the' South Side crew, where ster
ling pitchers just naturally grow.
Maisel would be an ideal running
mate for Collins, Weaver and who
ever plays first base for the Sox next ;
season. He has the speed to go with '
the assemblage, and 'his baserunning
ability' would makehim a yaluable