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BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL KINDS BOXING
The Federal league in finally secur
ing ground for a ball park in New
York seems prepared to go through
with its plan to invadethe metropolis
in 1916. ' A site for the park and
stands has been bought ten blocks
from the Polo Grounds, home of the
Giants, and backers of the venture
say it is easily accesible to the fans.
There have been opinions from
some quarters, mainly those favor
able to organized baseball, that the
Feds could not get ready for 1916 at
this late date. But the local and the
Brooklyn grounds refute that theory.
Both were started late and were fin
ished in time for the next season.
Pitchers Mike Prendergast and
George McConnell "and Outfielders
Max Flack and Alex Zwilling have
been signed by Joe Tinker to new
contracts. Three semi-pro stars
have also been hooked up and four
of last year's team will be let go.
The names of those to be cast off
have not been given but '
Jim Coffey largely made up for his
defeat at the hands of Frank Moran
by stowing Gunboat Smith away in
the fourth round at New York. A
smashing right to the jaw sunk the
In the first three rounds Coffey had
the better of the milling, -the gunner
being wild with his hard swings. He
was given as much punishment as he
inflicted and seemed bewildered by
the cool manner Coffey went about
But when the knockout blow came
Coffey became excited, He appeared
surprised that he had put the sailor
away and for a moment there was
danger that he would fail to follow
up the blow that started Smith's
downfall. Coffey heeded the advice
from his corner, however, and
stepped in to plant the finisher. He
outweighed Smith 22 pounds.
Bart Macomber, University of Illi
nois halfback, has been elected cap-
tain of the 1916 footbal lteam at the
Johnny Griffiths whipped Matt
Wells in a 12-round fight at Akron,
0., having the advantage in 11 in
nings. Wells secured a slight shade
in the eighth.
Ad Wolgast used all his cunning
to avoid a knockout from Jimmy
Murphy in a six-round bout at Phil
adelphia. Murphy nearly put the
ex-champion to sleep in the first
frame. He won all the way.
Mattie McCue is staging his come
back. The Racine whirlwind knocked
out Teddy Hayes in the seventh.
Mike O'Dowd barely shaded Billy
Kramer in ten rounds at Milwaukee.
Kramer fought well in the middle of
Eddie Pitts, the Denver promoter,
is growing weary of his efforts to
sign Freddie Welsh for a fight with
Charlie White. He will probably
leave for Denver tonight if he does
not hear from the manager of the
champion. Pitta has been stalled
along in an effort to get him to in
crease the purse offered.
John Moore defeated Charley Ellis,
50 to 48, in a match of the Interstate
Three-Cushion Billiard league.
Chief of Police Healey has put a
baji on amateur boxing bouts to
which admission is charged. O'Con
nell's gymnasium has been notified
that no more such bouts will be al
lowed and similar action will be tak
en against any gyms that charge ad
mission to their shows.
The Oklahoma university eleven,
unbeaten this season, was coached
by a one-armed man, Bennie Owen,
who despite his handicap, got out
and "roughed it" with his players to
teach them the game.
With only light material to work
with, Owen went in strong for the
open game and developed a tei
rated one of the best in the country
at the forward pass. , fj
Owen was a good quarterbackaj