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BASEBALL-SPORTS OF ALL KINDS-BOXING
Willie Ritchie is now out with a
perfectly useless challenge to Packey
McFarland. All the former light
weight champion wants'Packey to do
is made 142 pounds ringside. McFar
land will never make any such weight
as that, 147 at 3 o'clock for Gibbons
being all he ever wants to do. And
the fight wouldn't be much of a draw
ing card, for Ritchie also knows a
few of the new steps and would be
a fine dancing partner for the Chi
cagoan. Ritchie is in New York training for
his fight with Joe Shugrue, Oct. 5.
He doesn't take the.affalr very seri
ously. He weighs 145 pounds at the
present time, and the agreement calls
for 135 pounds.
Jim Coffey defeated Jack Reed in
the third round at Montreal. The
Dublin giant had a soft win.
George Chaney is climbing the
featherweight ladder. He fought a
slashing ten-round draw with Eddie
Morgan, English champion, in Balti
more. Morgan was clever, but Cha
ney even up by constantly boring in.
He inflicted considerable punishment
on the Britisher.
The North Shore Motorcycle club
will hold its sixth annual motorcycle
meet at the Hawthorne race track,
Speedway park officials have agreed
the next big auto race over the Des
plaines track will be held on Sunday,
Oct 17. It was originally scheduled
for the 16th. Plans are being laid to
draw a fine entry list to the 300-mile
grind. Transportation facilities will
undoubtedly be improved. With the
speedway here to stay and races a
regular institution, permanent ar
rangements will be made by the vari
ous transportation companies to take
care of the crowds. It is believed the
crowd at the coming race will be
larger than that which atended the
inauguration of the track, as the
shorter distance will make the speed
ing more spectacular.
STANDING OF THE CLUBS
W. L. Pet. W. L. Pet
Brtdyn 73 63 .537j
Boston 72 63.533
Cincin't" 65 70 .481
Chicago 63 69.477
Pittsb'h 65 74.468
N.York. 60 73.451
N.York. 59 73.447
StLouis 57 78 .422
Phila... 38 95.286
Boston 90 44.672
Detroit 90 48.652
Chicago 80 56 .588
Wash'n 74 60 .552
W. L. Pet.
Pittsb'h 74 60 ,552K.City.
Chicago 7462 .544 Buffalo.
S'LLouis73 63.537Brook'n 67 71.48a
Newark 70 62 .53Q Bait .. . 44 89 .331
.W. L, Pet
69 69 .500
National League. Chicago 1, Bos
ton 0; Pittsburgh 1, Philadelphia 0.
American League. Chicago 3,
Boston 1; Detroit 4, New York 2;
Cleveland 5, Washington 0.
Federal League. Baltimore 3,
Pittsburgh 0; St Louis 3, Brooklyn 2.
Manager Bresnahan at last seems
to have struck a little bit of luck.
Phil Douglas, unloaded by several
other major teams at different times,
was picked, up at the waiver price and
nothing much was expected of him.
And then yesterday he went to work
against the Boston Braves and
pitched as good a game as any Cub
pitcher has turned in this year. Three
hits were made off him, two being in- gj
field rollers and tea men ianned out, iHg
Douglas, despite his extensive trav- T
eling among the major, clubs, is
youthful and ha3 the physique which
means many years of good pitching. f
if he wants to. work and. .pay atten- .
tioil to his business. He is also realiz
ing by this time that he is on the
ragged edge and the next time he is"
disposed of it will be to a minor club.
Considering all these things,' the
opportunity is right for him to make