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BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BOXING
Billy Wagner, Chicago lightweight,
slammed time out of" Freddie Welsh
for ten rounds at Toledo. The pop
ular verdict was a draw, Welsh being
given consideration because of his
game rallies and his cleverness in
stalling the Wagnerian rushes. From
the standpoint of clean fighting it
was all Wagner.
The Chicagoan was not dismayed
by the champion's reputation, and
began to punch him viciously in the
opening round. There were 410 po
lite moments in the fight, and Welsh
refused to shake hands with his op
ponent in the tenth. In round seven
Welsh was in distress, and it appear
ed Wagner had a chance for a knock
out The champion was too wily,
however, and saved himself by hang
Johnny Kilbane, feather champion,
wasat the ringside with the declara
tion that he would soon be ready to
challenge Welsh for the lightweight
Tickle Sanders took an eight-round
decision from Chick Hayes In Nash
ville. Sanders rushed continually
and delivered some heavy punish
Joe Rivers and Frankie Burns
fought ten rounds to a draw in Kan
sas City. The Mexican was almost
put out in the sixth with a hard right
Joe Mandot outpointed Pal Moore
in ten rounds at Superior, Wis.
Willie Ritchie outfought Johnny
Griffith in six rounds at Philadelphia.
The former champion had the better
of five rounds. He weighed 1?9
Freddie Gilmore Went ten rounds
to a draw with Dave Daniels in Sag
inaw, Mich. The Chicago boy was
outweighed eight pounds.
Mackmen beat Phillies, 4 to 2, in
Philadelphia city series.
Western Electricts defeated Uni
versity of Chicago, 7 tqv0, . ..jr- .
The weather man is a federal of
ficial, but apparently he has jumped
to organized baseball, stabbing Mr.
Weeghman's gala north side opening
in the back.
Unless the grounds are under wa
ter and rain is falling at game time,
the opening battle of the Federal
league season between the Chicago
Whales and St Louis will be run off.
President Weeghman does not want
to disrupt the big program laid out
for. the affair.
Should a-postponement be neces
sary, the main features of the cere
mony will be staged tomorrow. There
will be no auto parade from down
town, but all the stunts scheduled
for the park wflLbe executed. Bands
will he on hand and cabaret enter
tainers will stab the atmosphere with
more or less popular songs.
Tinker's team made a favorable im
pression on the big crowd of fans
who treked out to the park Friday
to watch the players go through their
final practice. Jimmy Smith, the kid
shortstop, held the spotlight, and
earned it by the way he gobbled
grounders between second and third.
Ready for the post, Tinker is claim
ing the pennant But Joe is not mak
ing his predictions without a basis of
facts, and points to the excellent) sec
ondary material he has secured as
his main strength. He was weak
there last season, and when a regu
lar was out of the game patchwork
team took the field.
Many improvements have been
made in the stands and field. Seats
in the bleachers have been provided
for 1,000 more fans. The fences have
been shoved back and it will be a
stout blow that clears the barriers
this' season. At a pinch 25,000 spec
tators can be taken care of and still
leave plenty of room to put on a game
with ground rules.
The Sox team is intact and in the
final thjge, . gamesof, the, exhflji