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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 23, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 11

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Stokes will compete in a special five
mile race. (
Twenty-seven pedestrians will
start in a 25-mile race at Michigan
av. and Washington st, at 1:30 to
morrow, the finish to be in Gaelic
park, 47th and California. Gus
Hockstra is promoting the contest
A silver cup and three medals will
be prizes.
Because of Charlie White's illness
his bout with Matt Wells, scheduled
for Monday night in Milwaukee, has
been postponed to Thursday. White
is suffering from ptomaine poisoning.
Physicians refused to let him go'
ahead with the match at the sched
uled time. The postponement allows
Wells more time to train. The Eng
lishman has been idle for six months,
but has kept himself in excellent con
dition. He passed through Chicago
yesterday on his way to Milwaukee
and'looked fit
Mike O'Dowd and Silent Martin
fought ten rounds to a draw in Min
neapolis. Matt Brock knocked out
Charlie Aronson in the third round.
O'Dowd, who has a victory over
Freddie Gilmore to his credit, made
a disappointing showing. Martin
boxed him carefully and kept free
of his smashing blows.
Alfred De Oro finished his five-day
three-cushion match against George
Slosson with a victory by a count of
250 to 206. De Oro is now champion
because of Bill Hueys refusal to de
fend the title.
At San Francisco the South Taco
ma, Wash., Tigers defeated the White
Autos of Cleveland, 3 to 2, in.the first
of a three-game series for the ama
teur baseball championship of the
world.
Austin Tigers play BarryTigers at
Warren Woods' Sunday at 3 p. m.
Both teams are confident of victory
and a hard-fought game is looked
for.
The Yale football team is going to
have a pinch kicker, just like baseball
teams have pinch hitters, fellows who
git on. the bench JJ afternoon, then J
step into the "place of a weak hitter
in the ninth inning and whale the old
apple.
Otis Guernsey of the Eli eleven is
a drop kicker from Kickersville, and
with LeGore disualified, the Eli team
needs him badly. But he has not re
covered from a shoulder injury and
will not be allowed in scrimmage.
So Guernsey will sit on the bench
until the boys in blue get within 40
yards or so of the goal line. Then
he'll step in, take a shot at a field
goal, and step out again. Field goals
have decided most of the big battles
of recent years.
The only offensive play in which
Ty Cobb failed to lead the American
league this year was drawing bases
on balls. He was beaten by Eddie
Collins of the White Sox. Ty led the
league nearly all season and finished
with 118 walks, but Collins, at the
last moment beat him out by two.
Four American leaguers drew more
than 100 bases each this season, for
the first time. Bush, Detroit, and
Shotten, St Louis, each .walked 116
times. The previous record for a
season was 112 passes, drawn by
Bush in 1914.
Abe Attell, former featherweight
champion, tells a funny story about
the time Kid Broad, one of the good
ones of the old days, was knocked
out by Aurelio Herrera, the hardest
hitting little fighter the ring ever
produced.
Broad's father, according to At
tell, told the Kid that if he was ever
flopped to think of his old daddy in
Cleveland and get up.
Broad was floored early in his Her
rera fight As the referee tolled off
the count, Broad mumbled: "Kid,
think of your daddy in Cleveland and
get up." Up he got
In the next round Herrera landed
another sledge hammer drive. Broad,
as he lay on the floor, went through
the same act, mumbling: "Kid, think
of your daddy in Cleveland and get
up." He was up in a jiffy.
In the fourth round Herrera landed
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