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BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BOXING
Possibly Packey McFarland is
through with the prize ring. He may
intend to devote all his time to his
brewery interests, in Joliet and other
business ventures. That only can ac
count for the way he has acted in the
negotiations for a proposed fight
with Mike Gibbons, the St Paul mid
dleweight Even so, McFarland owed some
consideration to the game from
which he got his money, and to pro
moters and other fighters, without
whom he wouldn't be clipping cou
pons. On McFarland's word to meet him
here for a conference over a fight
Gibbons came all the way from St
Paul, spent his money and passed up
opportunities for other matches. He
was pinning everything on McFar
land's sincerity, and the chance to
make a lot of money out of a meeting
with the ex-tockyards man.
McFarland didn't show up for the
first engagement He sent word arranging-
another conference. Again
he failed to put in an appearance. The
third time a confab waSjarranged
and Packey again failed to appear.
That was last night
Gibbons, in high dudgeon, declared
Packey was afraid to fight him and
hopped a rattler for his home. Maybe
McFarland isn't afraid, but all the
best of it lies with Gibbons at the
present moment Mike showed his
sincerity and good faith by coming
here, and through it all McFarland
has acted with an utter disregard for
Promoters, fighters and fans should
make it difficult for McFarland if he
tries to break back into the gama-at a
future date. He has considerectnoth
ing but his own convenience and
whims and deserves no further notice.
Maybe this is the end of McFar
land's prominence in the ring and be
fore the public. It should be.
American League. Chicago 5, St
Louis 4; Washington 5, New York 1;
Boston 7, Philadelphia 6; Detroit 5,
National League. St. Louis 9,
Chicago 5; Pittsburgh 8, Cincinnati 2;
Brooklyn 6, New York 4; Philadel
phia 8, Boston 4.
Federal League. Buffalo 3, Balti
more 0; Newark 3, Brooklyn 0.
The White Sox made a dandy be
ginning on the home lot They put
on a rally such as hasn't been seen
for a long time and the twilight vic
tory will give them some confidence,
much of which has sapped in the six
straight defeats suffered on the road.
Hy Jasper, who started against the
Browns, looks good for. some excel
lent work during the present season.
He pitched his second major league
game and was as good in all depart
ments but one as could be desired.
Judging by the two starts of th6
youngster he needs but one thing to
make him a star. That is better con
trol. He was licked by one run in. St.
Louis by these same Browns, and
that sad event would never have
transpired if the Dubuque party had
possessed more mastery of the pill.
He passed the runs which won the
game. Yesterday he dealt but two of
the free tickets, but they preceded a
home run, and made the task of Jas
per's mates difficult
Jasper was facing a large order.
He was in a position of honor, open
ing the local season, and undoubtedly,
the 22,000 fans were more people
than he had ever pitched before pre
viously in six games together. How
ever, he was cool in the face of a
thundering noise. His puzzlers fooled
encouragingly and he had something
in reserve. Control is something that
can be acquired, and the rookie will