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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 16, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 6

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BASEBALL-SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BOXING'
State Senator John T. Denvir, rep
resenting a Chicago legislative dis
trict in which is located the old Haw
thorne track, has introduced in the
Illinois senate a bill to legalize horse
racing. The measure provides for a
commission of three men to govern
the sport, after the plan of the pro
posed boxing law. A certain percent
age of all receipts will be paid to the
state treasury for the maintenance of
good roads.
It is probable that the commission
would have the power to designate
the manner in which bets may be
laid. The introduction of the bill
came as a surprise to members of
the legislature and much opposition
is expected. Backers of the boxing
bill fear that down-state solons may
balk at the ring proposition, fearing
it will open the door to the ponies.
No action was taken on the box
ing measure, which still lies in com
mittee, waiting for the proper mo
ment to go before the senate. Lieut
Gov. O'Hara, answering the protest
of a ministerial body from Chicago,
declared he was absolutely in favor
of boxing and could see no harm in
the sport when it is properly con
ducted. Next week it is expected public
hearings will be held on the boxing
bill, with the senate sitting as com
mittee of the whole. Representatives
of various organizations opposed, to
the measure will appear and boosters
for the proposition will also be given
an inning.
Eddie Campi of San Francisco won
a hair-line decision over Frankie
Burns after eight fast rounds at St.
Louis.
Leach Cross hammered Walter
Mohr in 15 rounds at Waterbury,
Conn. The New York dentist was out
in front from the opening gong.
Charlie Cutler and Marvin Plestina
will meet tonight in a finish wrestling
match at the Haymarket theater.
It would not be surprising to see
Roger Bresnahan, Cub manager, fall
back on his recruit hurlers, Stand
ridge and Adams, to pace beside Jim
Vaughn and possibly Jimmy Laven
der in the early days of the National
league season. Both of these young
sters are in excellent condition, and,
after yesterday's performance, the
same cannot be said for Larry
Cheney.
Larry was wild with his especial
brand of weirdness wild pitches.
For a big league star, the spitter
makes a surprising number of these
woozy pegs, and they tossed off yes
terday s combat.
Cheney isn't ready. He -needs
more work and lots of it under a
warming sun before he will be stout
enough to cope with the class of bat
ting displayed in the National league.
Standridge's debut was impressive.
This despite the fact that he com
mitted six bases on balls and a wild
pitch in his first three innings before
a major league audience. In the last
three innings he found for only one
hit, a bunt, and gave nary a free
ticket.
The poor start of the young side
armer, taken in connection with his
increase of effectiveness later, added
to the brightness of his initiation. It
indicated that he does not easily be
come unsettled, and has the courage
and determination to keep fighting
when things are breaking badly for
him.
Everything was against his 'suc
cess. He picked up a bad burden and
proceeded to make it worse. But, he
rallied and finished with as good a
brand of pitching as his older and
more experienced St Louis rival,
Doak. He did not seem terrified by
the fact that he was doing his first
pitching in a big league ball game,
and went about his work method
ically.
His curve ball was a gem and there
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