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BOXING SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BASEBALL
This is a fine morning to contem
plate the fact that in just 54 days the
Cubs will be headed for Tampa, Fla.,
the spring training grounds, to pre
pare ior the 1916-pennant dash. And
there is food for further happy cogi
tation in the fact that in 94 dayB thfe
pennant season will be shot open on
the North Side, with Cincinnati prob
ably the first National Leaguer to in
vade the former stronghold of the
The contract Charley Thomas had
drawn up with the Tampa people for
the Cubs could not be broken and
Charley Weeghman Bays hl squad
will start for Florida JViarcn b.
Second base has been plugged by
the purchase of Steve Yerkes for
$6,500 from the Pittfeds. Stevd made
an excellent record in the third
league, both as a fielder and batter.
His acquisition will leave Rollle
Zeider free for utility duty, and he is
capable of filling any of the four
places on the infield.
Yerkes did Well in the American'
league for some time, but was about
out of favor with the Red Sox man
agement when he leaped to the Feds.
He should "have little difficulty play
ing in the National, and still has
plenty of speed and intelligence.
Jess Willard has at last connected
with a Freddie Welsh proposition.
Tex Rickard, who promoted the
Jeffries-Johnson fight, has offered
$45,000 for a ten-round fight in New
York, March 3, between Willard and
Frank Moran, $30,000 to go to the
champion and the remainder to
This is a swollen sum for ten
rounds of endeavor and there is lit
tle doubt that the two men will jump
at it Neither has signed articles yet,
but each has indicated a willingness
to do so if the money is actually put
Rickard can offer such a purse in
New York and more than break even.
ridiculous as that may sound. The 1
fight bugs are willing to pay for their
entertainment, even to the extent of
being stung considerably. The sum
is away too big for any man to get
for ten rounds.
Moran has gained a large follow
ing in New York through his two Q
victories over Jim Coffey and would
undoubtedly get a good play from
the betting public.
Tom Jones, manager of Willard,
says he will not match his man be
fore April, but it is not likely Tom
win pass up a crack at $30,000 if he
actually sees the coin.
Packey McFarland and his asso
ciates mav Ktao-fi a st-rimr nf cIvjIqw
bicycle races", with of without sanc
tion from the National Cycling ass'n.
Men from Milwaukee, Kansas City
and St. Louis have conferred with
Packey, with a view to getting his
string of riders for their cities, fol
lowing the week-long grind sched
uled to start here Feb. 2, in the Coli
seum. A western circuit would thus be
formed and it would be strong
enough to successfully buck the
New York influence.
Alfredo De Oro trimmoH i inuri
Jfivne, 50 to 25, in the first block of
piay ior tne three-cushion billiard
title at Boston. The champion ran
his 50 points in 46 Innings. Jevne
played poorly and frequently missed
his shots by feet.
Indoor Ball Scores .
De La Salle 14, St Cyrils 2.
McHale 8, La Rabida 1.
West Side fans will not be without (jj
baseball this year, as a new club
known as the Garden City club will
have its home at Kilpatrick av. and
W. Lake st This was the home of
the Tiger club for the last three
Wm. Niesen as manager is con
tracting for some of the star play
ers of the city. Niesen for the last
15 years has been owner and man-