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BASEEALI-SPORTS OF ALL SORTS-BOXING
Willie Beecher, the hard-hitting
Brooklyn lightweight, will substitute
for Charlie White against Freddie
Welsh tonight in-ajten-round fight in
New York. Beecherls not in White's
class, but carries good punishing abil
ity with him. He has been demand
ing a chance for some time.
White may leave New York tomor
row for Chicago. His illness for a
time threatened to develop into pneu
monia, but this has been averted. He
is weak from fever and must have a
long rest before he will be in shape
for further engagements.
Harry Forbes, who handled the un
successful local amateur fighters on
their invasion of Cleveland, is an ad
vocate of frequent contests between
the novices at the several Chicago
gymnasiums. Cleveland, he says, de
velops good amateurs because of the
interest aroused by tournaments,
which are held often. Saturday there
will be a series of contests at Forbes
gym to select men to represent Chi
cago in a competition with Milwau
Eddie McGoorty, following his de
feat of Billy Murray, has become a
mighty popular man with the pro
moters'. His latest offer is from New
York and calls for a $5,000 guarantee
to meet Mike Gibbons there. Noth
ing definite has been done about the
offer by the Oshkosh mitt slinger. '
Jack Dillon forced Harry English
to quit in the fourth round at Mem
phis, Tenn. English was floored
twice in the concluding frame.
Cincinnati ministers are trying to
prevent the fight scheduled for that
city Feb. 1, between Gunboat Smith
and Jim Flynn. A permit has been
granted by the boxing commission.
The annual indoor athletic meet of
the Suburban High School Athletic
league will be held in Bartlett gym
nasium, Friday, March 26. The low
hurdle event has been added to the
Again they are selling the New
York Yanks. Ban Johnson must
make another trip east to conclude
the negotiations. The American
league head did not seem pleased that
news of the near sale had leaked out.
Branch Rickey, in conference with
Johnson, refused to comment on a
report that he was trying to arrange
a trade with Managed Rowland of the
White Sox. President Hedges of the
Browns denied, howev.er, that there
was any move afoot that would send
Bert Shotton, the fleet outfielder, to
the south siders.
Roger Bresnahan, manager of the
Cubs, has been in conference with
Manager Hendricks of the Indianap
olis A. A. team. Hendricks wants
some of the Cub surplus for his team.
No agreement was reached, but it is
probable Hendricks will be provided
with a few fellows who af e not avail
able for duty on the west side. In
dianapolis has profited in the past in
dealings with the Cubs.
George Pierce, Cub southpaw,
passed through here on his way to
FJorida, where he will await the Cub
squad for spring training. Pierce
had the usual statements that he is in
good condition and will have a great
Outfielder Charley Stengel, some
clouter, has signed a Brooklyn con
tract Federal league officials will attempt
to form a minor league in New Eng
land cities, to be used as a farm for
the development of material for the
third league. Eight cities are con
templated in the little organization.
New Trier swimm'ers easily beat
the natators of Nicholas Senn in a
dual tank meet. Score, 52. to 15'.
Senn failed to score a first place.
Pope of New Trier was individual Btar
with two firsts.
Cyclists' who will. compete in the
short distance events at the Inter