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BASEBALL-SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BOXING
Gunboat Smith and McCarty to
Fight Tonight in New York
9 nas Deen making heavy weather of it
lately, takes on another fair man to
night in Tom McCarty of Montana,
the fight being billed for ten rounds
in" New York.
Smith and McCarty are well
matched as to weight, height and
reach, and Smith has a slight edge
in experience and ring generalship.
Should McCarty win he will go, after
Jess Willard for whatever honor and
tICe there might be in such an en
gagement. The white hope crop is steadily de
teriorating and there are no big fel
lows on the pugilistic horizon now
who seem capable of rehabilitating
the class formerly so nobly headed
by Corbett, Fitzsimmons and Jim
Smith looked like a fair successor
for a time, but he has been recently
whipped by Sam Langford and Jim
Coffey and is now no better than sev
eral other beefy fellowB.
Matty McCue came out of his shell
at Racine last night and took a beat
ing from Joe Geneall of St. Louis
McCue boxed in the early rounds and
was doing fairly well. Then his ad
visers urged him to cut loose and
make the affair a real fight. Geneall
thereupon took the advantage and
increased his lead in every round.
Al McCoy, who claims -the middle
- weight title, was licked again last
night, Soldier Bartfleld turning the
trick in Brooklyn.
Johnny Lore of New York and Bill
McCarthy, former Welsh lightweight
champion, are to fight tonight at
It's like that one might attend
A dozen cotton balls
And never see a gingham dress
Or pair of overalls.
.Plan Big Home for Yankees Seats,
for 40,000 People j
We are told that all details of thj
sale of the New York Yankees toj
Col. Jacob Ruppert and Capt TDj
Huston have been arranged. Th,
only thing necessary is the' passing
of the coin and the signing of docu
To the ordinary business man the
latter two items would seem to be&
the most important, but basebal
business is something else again. At,
any rate the militant near-ownerq.
are going ahead with plans for a
home for the Yanks next season.
They have ambitious ideas and wiljj.
need contributions of star player
from every team in the league if thejj
are to fill a stand of the proportions
now mapped out a
The location of this big park sr
being kept a secret, in line with otherj
details of the Yankee "transfer. It
.is confidently expected that the own-ii
ers will tell the fans where the park
Is after it is built. Or they may off en
a premium for any bug discovering i
and allow him to watch the gamq.
after paying the full price of admis-
The whole mass of statements apcL
cross-statements regarding the sale
of the Yanks are at least odd and al
most ridiculous. If the club is to be
sold, why not come right out and say
that the deal is being put through?
Why not tell the fans where the park
is to be located?
Surely there isn't such hot compe
tition to purchase the Yanks. The
military men are not in danger from
rival bidders. j
Jhe stands of which Huston ana
Ruppert talk will seat 40,000 people.
One story has it that they will toe
modeled on the plan of the Yalqj
bowl, another that Comiskey .parkj
will serve as a working plan.
In the meantime the Yanks will.