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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 18, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 11',
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This may mean that Sinclair has
abandoned all hope of becoming the
admitted owner of a major league
club. But it does not quiet the re
port that he is secretly still interested
in baseball financially.
Percy Haughton, new .owner of the
Boston Braves, has put his foot down
on basketball activity by his ball
players. In a letter to Rabbit Maran
ville he said he was opposed to the
basket game because of the danger of
injuries which would handicap the
men on the diamond.
Fred Conklin, former amateur
balkline billiard champion, has pur
chased Weeghman's billiard room on
Madison street Weeghman decided
baseball and the restaurant business
was enough for one man to handle.
Ted Lewis, the English scrapper, is
proving his claim to welterweight
honors. He soundly thrashed Kid
Graves in ten rounds at Milwaukee
last 'night Graves managed to break
even in five frames, but was out-
IN THE WINTER
How Diamond Stars Pass the
Three-Fingered Brown, Auto Salesman,
classed in the other five and at the
end of the mill was severely dam
aged. Lewis simply outclassed the Clever
land man and was master of the sit
uation at all stages. He jabbed,
slugged and outfooted the Yankee
and took his time about his work.
Lewis came to this country as a
lightweight, but when he got beyond
that class physically he was square
enough to admit it and did not con
tinue to pose as a lightweight, pick
ing up battles with lighter opponents,
as so many local men have done.
Lewis would make a good opponent
for Packey McParland, who was a
welter months before he retired -from
the ring, despite the fact he continued
to fight the 135-pounders.
Freddie Welsh made another poor
fight in Philadelphia, being trimmed
by Eddie McAndrews in six rounds,"
but he pulled down his- share of the
coin, which is all Fred is in the ring
for nowadays. Several times" the
Briton butted and was warned by the
referee. McAndrews went around
,hjm at will and peppered the champ-'
with a succession of right and left1
wallops. ' v
Benny Feinberg; who fought as a'
middleweight under the "name of Kid ''
Farmer, died yesterday at his "home,
1722 Hastings st. Feinberg was ac-'
tive during the days of Stanley Ket
chel, and through hard training con
Pierre Maupome, St Louis, defeas
ed Charley Morin, Chicago, 50 to 29,
in a game of the- Interstate Three
Cushion Billiard league at St Lbuis
Morin played bad billiards"' through-"
out the match.
Jack Curley has signed Jess WH-
lard for'a fight with Frank Moran, to "
be held in New York some time in
April. Curley in a three-cornered
bidding match offered the champion '
$32,500, with a privilege of a per
centage of the gate receipts.
Benny Chavez handed Tommy
Buck a thrashing in Denver, winning
with httle trouble,