comes up to specifications when It Is
a matter of throwing the ball over
the plate with the usual amount of
puzzle stuff on it But the big fellow
still has a few things to learn that
are essential to any"pitcher who stars
in the higher classifications. He does
not field his position properly.
In the sixth inning, with Menosky
of Pittsburgh on second, Mike Mow
rey hit solidly to left It was a fast
smash, and Mann returned it to Wil
son in plenty of time to have nailed
Menosky, who was scoring. But the
ball got away from the catcher and
rolled to the stand, Mowrey racing
all the way to third.
In the meantime, Johnson was dec
orating the pitching box, where he
was useless at that moment He
should have been behind Wilson to
take care of just such a throw as oc
curred, and at least hold Mowrey at
Later in the game, with George
McConnell pitching, the same situa
tion arose. And when the smoke
cleared away, McConnell could be no
ticed planted back of the catcher,
ready to retrieve a vagrant throw.
The Pittfeds look like a ball team.
Oakes has gathered a good infield,
and the garden positions aer well
cared for. His pitching was bad, but
the weather was too cold. Three wild
pitches and a passed ball played a
big part in the Whale victory.
Chief Bender, like Plank, lost his
first Fed game, Newark getting to
him at opportune moments.
Groom held Kay See safe, and the
Sloufeds won their opener.
Porky Flynn whipped Al Reich in
ten rounds at New York.
. Gunboat Smith was outpointed in
ten rounds at New York tby Al Wein-ert.
A favorable report has been made
by the Illinois senate committee on
license of the boxing bill framed by
the house subcommittee, which sifted
out the best points of three meas
ures introduced. The action of the 1
A;fcankin Jotfnson, Whale pftcher, f Senate wag'expectedV as It regularly
passes a boxing bill.
Something has been accomplished,
however, and it is encouraging that
the senators have accepted in its en
tirety the proposed law of the house.
Action In the lower branch of 'the leg
islature is expected within a few days.
Tomorrow we will now how honest
Packey McParland is in his desire to
meet Mike Gibbons in contest for the
middleweight championship. Bids
are to be opened for the proposed
fight, as agreed on between Packey
and Mike. Then it will be up to the
stockyards fellow to post a forfeit and
prepare Cor the mill.
So far Packey has shown no inex.
tinguishable ambition to mix with the
St. Paul phantom. He let off some
loud talk about the battle, which
boosted his theatrical worth. There
is a belief that will not down that this
was Packey chief aim in talking fight
Joe Welling, Larney Lichtenstem s
rugged young lightweight, has a good
fight carded for the latter part of this
month. He is to clash with Milburn
Saylor at Detroit in ten roufids, the
weight to be 135 pounds at 3 o'clock
the day of the engagement.
Welling is a fighter with a punch
and takes chances to land It He is
no staller, as his recent string of
knockout victories clearly proves. In
Saylor he meets a man of long expe
rience, the best opponent he has been
sent against recently. It is a good
trial for Welling.
Joe Jeanette outfought his fellow
smoke, Sato Langford, In 12 rounds
at Boston. Langford was distressed
in the ninth and eleventh. ,
Federal League Results
Chicago, 6; Pittsburgh, 5.
St Louis, 3; Kansas. City, 0.
Buffalo, 5; Brooklyn, 4.
Newark, 3; Baltimore, 1.
We suggest that the Capital of the
Drys be Saad-ud-DIa Island, where
there Is no fresh water and the an
nual rainfall is 2 inches.
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