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BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL SORTS-BOXING
Packey McFarland was in Chicago
today to ratify or veto the judgment
of Ms manager, Emil Thiry, who has
decided that the ex-stockyards man
shall fight Mike Gibbons for the mid
dleweight title before Billy Gibson's
club in New York. Bids offered for
the fight were opened yesterday and
the terms of the Gotham men were
the best discovered.
McFarland preceded examination
nf tvio hiria -arifh thp statement that
?W he was siricere in his determination
to battle Gibbons, and will post a
$1,000 forfeit to bind the match. He
admits being heavier than fighting
weight, but believes he is near enough
condition to take off the surplus with
a week or ten days of strenuous road
and gymnasium work.
A bout between Gibbons and Mc
Farland should be a classic affair.
When Packey was fighting in the
lightweight division he was recog
nized as the cleverest man in that
circle, and there is no question of the
flashiness of Gibbons, ft will be a
battle decided on points and pure box
ing, with slugging and stout punch
Joe Mandot has departed for Mem
phis, where he goes eight rounds with
Patsy Drouillard, the Canadian light
weight. Mandot will continue his
southward journey after the Memphis
fight, meeting Feather Champ John
ny Kilbane in New Orleans, May 3.
Then he comes back to Memphis for
a fight with Johnny Griffith. The
next two weeks will be busy ones for
The racing bill introduced in the
Illinois legislature by Senator Denvir
does not license bookmaking. All
betting will be done by machines,
with separate inclosures for the
money wagering mills.
Iowa 5, Chicago 5.
Armour 4, Northwestern College 0
Austin 16, North Park 2.
Downers Grove 7, Blue Island 2.
In 1914 Frank Schulte, Cub left
fielder, was a gentlemanwith a job
of work to do each afternoon, and
he did it in a methodical, routine
manner, without any of the inspira
tional spark which lifts an athlete
above the level of the rank and file.
The 1915 Frank Schulte is a fight
ing ballplayer, scrapping and scram
bling for a little bit more than an
even" break all the time, keeping his
head continually in the air, and per
forming his labors in an interested
and enthusiastic manner.
And in that difference of playing
spirit liesmuch of the hope for Cub
success in the National League pen
nant campaign which has just been
inaugurated. Schulte is a dandy
player, with several years more of
service in his system, and when he
gives his best he is one of the most
valuable fellows to his team in the
league. He likes to work for. Bres
nahan, old breaches have been heal
ed, and harmony reigns between
Frank and every other member of the
West Side troop.
Schulte batting .270 this season
will be as valuable as a .300 hitter
who played with the spirit he dis
played in 1914. He will travel farther
and faster on his hits, he will steal
more bases, and score more runs
than he did a year ago. He will exert
himself more in the field, and make
the fans realize that he is just" what
he is, one of the best defensive out
posts in the game today.
An instance of the new Schulte
spirit: In the third inning with two
out yesterday Schulte singled
Fisher home from second base.
Thereupon Frank promptly proceed
ed to swipe the middle station him
self. He went under Miller Huggins
with a perfect slide and won a close
.decision. Huggins slapped at him
viciously. Schulte jumped to his
feet and made an angry stab at the
Card manager, at the. same time ex-.
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