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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 15, 1916, NOON EDITION, Image 6',
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BOXING SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BASEBALL
Johny Evers started the mid-winter
baseball fans talking last night
with an interview he gave the Troy
Record. He said he was going to
occupy second base on the brand
new Cubs next season.
The eastern fans got in touch with
Joe Tinker and he all but gave the
deal his "0. K." He said he was will
ing to slip into shortstop if Evers
could be secured for second sack.
The old combination would be a
drawing card among fans next sea
son, dopesters figure, and organized
baseball will need some strong cards.
Evers has not had everything to
his liking since he left for the east,
and with President Gaffney of Bos
ton selling out of the club, he has
lost his best friend in baseball.
A little story which hinted that Joe
Jackson would hold down an easy
but unwelcome job next season has
roused the veteran slugger. He
hopped into the city yesterday and
saw Manager Rowland.
He told him about the story stat
ing he would warm the bench next
season, then told him some other
things. He said he was going to J
clean up tne league, muiuiuus me
far-famed Tyrus of Detroit.
He is going to pull something that
he has Wed to get away with since
1910 to beat out some of Cobb's
records. Rowland told him there was
nothing to the story.
The incident shows a little shak
ing up won't hurt some of the high
salaried men who, feeling secure in
their fat war contracts, have not
done what they should for their
Tonight will give the Maroons
their first taste of Conference bas
ketball, with the five from Iowa as
visitors on the South Side.
Pat Page, coach on the Midway,
wouldn't say much about the chanc
1 1 of his tossers in the game. He ex
pects a hard struggle and will put on
an untried five against the strong
Ohio at Illinois, Minnesota at Wis
consin and Indiana at Purdue will
complete the first round of the Big
Northwestern U, with no game for
tonight, took on the Chicago Y. M.
C. A. college at Evanston. A clean,
cut 52-to-31 victory resulted. North
western has a crack team.
The U. S. Golf ass'n had its annual
confab last night Election of offic
ers and placing of the important
tourneys for the coming year were
the big business. Frank L. Wood
ward of Denver Country club was re
The national amateur tournament
wil come off at the Merion Cricket
club of Philadelphia, Sept 2-9, the
Alfred De Oro retained his hold" on
the world's championship at three
cushion billiards last night in spite
of the game effort of Lloyd Jevne of
Los Angeles to squeeze out in the
third block of their contest
Jevne won last night, 73 to 50, but
was under a large handicap from the
two previous blocks. The final score
was 150 to 133 in 196 innings.
Billy McDonald of the Bauer &
Blacks rolled 2221-3 last night to
take his team to victory over the
Goes Lithos in Brack's Bowling
league last night Taylor Trunks
wrested three from the Old Styles
in the Randolph league.
The high school boys broke info
their basketball schedule last night
In the Suburban league Evanston
took a lightweight contest from La
Grange, but the tables were turned
by the heavyweights.
Hyde Park in the City High School,
league cleaned Englewood, 28 to 6,
allowing their South Side rivals only
one basket Tilden and Crane tech
nical schools split a double bill, the
heavyweight game going to Tilden.