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BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BOXING
McGoorty, Whips Bill Murray
Bloody Ten-Round Battle
Gor once at least a no-decision
fight has been pulled off without an
aftermath of claims and counter
counter claims by the rival fighters.
Eddie McGoorty's margin over
Billy Murray in Milwaukee last night
was so pronounced that the morning
papers' didn't even consider it neces
sary to secure statements from the
McGoorty won because he has the
class of a real middleweight. He
showed the effects of his long vaca
tion and in the early rounds was a
bad judge of distance and timed his
blows badly. As the fight progressed
he gauged his opponent better, Bet
tied on a plan of campaign and went
through with it to a clean-cut vic
tory. Murray fought just the kind of bat
tle expected from him. He was not
clever, but displayed a strong wal
lop and kept boring in all the time.
He was not in distress at the finish,
though plentifully besmeared with
blood, and seemed strong enough to
have lasted for another ten frames.
McGoorty plunged to the front in
the fourth round, when he dumped
Murray with his powerful left hook.
The Californian stayed, down for the
count of nine and was tired when he
climbed to his feet. He regained his
McGoorty proved his worth when
he shifted his plan of battle in the
midst of hostilities. His left -hoqk
could not penetrate Murray's system
of defense, so the Oshkosh man dis
carded it for a straight left and
turned the tide of battle.
It was a hot fight. Both men were
willing to slam in and both were gory
at the conclusion of hostilities.
A disappointing crowd was in at
tendance, indicating that Chicago
fans are holding offfor the Clabby
Berger, White 6px Utility Man, May'
Go to Pacific Coast League
Joe Berger, 'White Sox utility in
fielder, may not suffer the ignominy
of an enforced residence in New York
as a member of the Yankee ball team.
At the time Col. Jake Ruppert pur
chased the franchise it was under
stood he had been given a chance toj
buy certain athletes from otherJ
American league teams and Berger
was named as the man he would get
from the local crew. i
Now comes a report from Los An
geles that the Venice club of the Pa-;
cific Coast league will secure title to "
Berger's services, though the German
has not yet signed a contract.
Berger is one of many ballplayers
who like the game on the coast He
prefers to play in the big Pacific
minor to being a member of some
clubs in the big league, as there is
not a worjd of difference in salaries.
Also, Joe would be a star on the
It was in this league that he made
his big reputation as a shortstop, be-'
ing rated by the majority of the crit
ics out there as the peer of Buck
Weaver when both youngsters were
in the same league. Weaver came to
the big top a year ahead of his rival,
however,. and gained experience.
This, and improvement in his play,
enabled him to stand Berger off when
the latter made a bid for the south
side shortfield job. Berger showed
enough to warrant his retention,
however, and has done excellent
work as a reserve man.
Through his term of employment
with the Sox he has not bulked large
as a batter, but a few of his fielding
stunts when subbing for Weaver Illus
trated plainly the reason for the high
regard in which he was held on the
coast He handles the ball cleanly,
gets it away fast and throws with
greater accuracy thaa Buck. Butte-,