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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 15, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 21',
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BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BOXING
Dundee and Duffy, Long and Short,
Ready to Fight Tonight
Dooin to Sign With Reds Cubs May
Yet Get Infielder 3
Johnny Dundee is undertaking a
big task tonight when he meets Jim
my Duffy of Lockport for a ten-round
battle in Milwaukee.
Duffy is seven inches taller than
the New York man, has a big ad
vantage in reach and will also out
weigh his six to ten pounds, no def
inite limit having beet set for the
men to scale.
In spite of these disadvantages,
friends of Dundee are not backward
about claiming in advance a victory
for their man. He has met the peers
of the lightweight division, as has
Duffy, and neither has ever been dis
graced by a lightweight
Dundee is in the twilight stage be
tween the feathers and lightweights.
He became too heavy for the section
presided over by Johnny Kilbane and
is still a little undersized for Welsh's
division. Dundee has made a big hit
since he started training here. He
can hit from any position, in prac
tice, at least, times his blows well and
is fast and aggressive.
Duffy is a stranger to these parts,
though much has been heard of him.
Last winter he Iwxed Charlie White
in his home town and gave the Chi
cagoan a busy evening. White de
clares that the tall fellow is hard for
the ordinary lightweight to reach, his
long arms forming a stout defense.
Mike Gibbons is expected here
early tomorrow to finish training for
his fight next Thursday night with
Jimmy Clabby in Milwaukee. With
both of the crack middleweights
working in this city additional in
terest will be aroused in the scrap.
This is the real fight of Milwaukee's
recent ring history, even outclassing
the White-Ritchie and White-Welsh
Gibbons will do his local work at
Eorbes' gymnasium. ,
Never having lined up any "big.4
thirty-eights" we don't pretend td
know how the Cubs will go about ac
quiring players from the Cincinnati
But the rumor persists that a three-,
cornered deal is on between the
Cards, Reds and Cubs. A few days
ago, when the report first came out, ,
Red Doom was announced as one of i
the men who would figure in the deal
and Ivy Wingo was also looked onj
as trading material.
Now Dooin has agreed to sign with
the Reds at a salary of $6,000 a yean
for two years. Whether Cincinnati
will want Wingo also is a problem,,,
as Herzog will have two excellent?
catchers in Clarke and Dooin and a?
strong reserve man in Gonzales.
Just how the Cubs will profit by;
Dooin's alignment with Cincinnati isj
a mystery. Possibly the Reds wfll let
loose of a reliable infielder in some
secret angle of the Dooin negotia-i
Baseball trades and sales this win-j
ter cannot be reckoned on past dope
In order to combat the Federalaj
many strange swaps are being pulled1
off. Dissatisfied players are being
traded to cities where they wish to
play, the club originally owning them
in many cases getting practicallyo
nothing in return. The desire is to re
tain the stars in organized baseball
at any cost ,
Dooin, by his absolute refusal tot
play in Philadelphia, put it up to that
National league to locate him. He
practically secured the rights of a
free agent, yet only one club went
after him with the coin purse. That,
implies some kind of agreement be-,'
tween the big felldws.
Now, if Groh or Niehoff would only
kick over the traces in Cincinnati and
declare their determination of joining;!