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BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BOXING
If Jim Coffey, the Dublin Giant, ia
intelligently handled it will qny be a
short time before Jess Willard will be
forced into the ring to defend his title.
Coffey has been striding fast lately
and his handlers have been picking
his bouts carefully, selecting for hinr
opponents who will add to his repu
tation, with little chance of defeat.
They have been sidestepping Gunboat
Smith until now all that is needed to
send the Irishman to the front rank Is
a victory over that fellow.
Coffey forced Jim Flynn to quit in
the ninth round at New York, the
Pueblo man having a cracked hand.
Coffey made a good fight In the sec
ond .and fifth Flynn took desperate
chances to land a knockout punch,
but Coffey coolly defended himself
and came back with rushes that were
Mike Gibbons got the surprise of
his life in Brooklyn when Soldier
Bartfield of the U. S. A., seven
pounds lighter than the St. Paul
phantom, put up a defense impregna
ble against the most varied attack ofrj
the star middle and even outfought
him at his own flashy game.
Billy Wegner and Steve Ketchel,
two Chicagoans, fought ten tough
rounds at Toledo, Wagner having the
edge at the finish. Ketchel was badly
Battling Levinsky put himself back
in the running at Boston, besting
Porky Flynn on points in 12. rounds.
Goethe 10, Webster 6.
White Giants 9, Benton Harbor 3.
Logan Blvds 2, Murleys 1.
Magnets 4, Romeos 0.
Lakeside 6, Apollo 5.
Tigers 6, Chicago Giants 2.
Johnsens 6, Mathiesens 2.
Kraners 9, Renningers 0.
Ideals 4, Wiederrechts 2.
Cookes 7, Logan Squares 1.
American Giants 2, Roseland 1.
American Giants 3, West Ends 0. I
National League. Pittsburg 1,.
Chicago 0; Pittsburgh 1, Chicago Q;D
New York 4, Brooklyn z; Brooklyn 6,
New York 2; Boston 2, Philadelphia-
1; Philadelphia 5, Boston 2; Cincin-,
nati 2, St Louis 1; Cincinnati 4, St
American League. Detroit 4, Chi-,
cago 3; Chicago 3, Detroit 1; Cleve
land 12, St Louis 1; Cleveland 9, St
Louis 6; New York 11, Washington 4;
New York 4, Washington 1; Boston 2,
Philadelphia 1; Boston 9, Philadel
Federal League. Kansas City 3,
Chicago 2; Chicago 2, Kansas City 1;
St Louis 3, Pittsburgh 2; St Louis 0,
Pittsburgh 0; Newark 5, Brooklyn 3;;
Brooklyn 5, Newark 3; Buffalo 2, Bal
timore 0; Baltimore 5, Buffalo 3.
One of the very best reasons why'
Manager Pants Rowland has a '
chance to lead his White Sox to an
American League pennant this sea
son was demonstrated yesterday
when the South Side leader lost a
pair of his regular infielders for one
afternoon, Buck Weaver being chased
from the morning game for kicking
on a decision and Paddy Roth going
out in the afternoon from a slight
Did this materially weaken the at- -tack
or defense of the local prides?
Not a particle. Russell Blackburne
took up Weaver's job of shortfielding,
playing part of the morning game and
the full battle in the afternoon, and
Jimmy Breton, the Illinois collegian,
finished the third basing in the after
noon in a highly sensational manner.
Blackburne plays a much better
game at short than at second. He.
feels more at home on that side of the
diamond and the effect is noticed in
all departments of his work. It is a
good bet that he would bat well if
played regularly at short, for he
would take more interest in his work.
Of course, so long as the Soz have