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BOXING SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BASEBALL
Here's a news item that should
interest followers of the White Sox:
Reb Russell, Texas southpaw, a
sensation when he first entered the
American league, has" decided that
he will be of great value to the South
Side club during the season of 1916.
Reb, who has been a hold-out, sent.
in his signed contract yesterday, with
the information that he is already in
training to reduce his surplus flesh.
Russell, when in condition, is as
good a southpaw as the American
league boasts. His speed is dazzling
and his curve ball is a baffler. But
in 1914 Reb was hog fat and prac
tically useless to the local crew. Last
season he made a more serious effort
to reach effectiveness and partially
Now, with the Feds eliminated,
Russell is ready to get down to busi
ness. If he trains faithfully, and is
really down to playing weight, he
will be worth much to Rowland in
padding the winning side of the per
centage column. Russell can stand
a lot of work and really is a better
pitcher when worked at least once
in four days. When he first came to
the league he was worked even more
frequently than that and his first
season was his best.
Along with the other Sox hurlers
Russell will go to Mineral Wells,
Texas, March 1, ten days ahead of
the main squad. With the pitchers
will be Manager Rowland and a
corps of catchers.
President Weeghman of the Cubs
and Former Manager Breshnahan
are getting along famously in their
negotiations, and there is no chance,
according to the principals, of hard
feelings over Roger's contract, which
has yet two years to run.
Weeghman says he will help Bres
nahan to land an American Ass'n
club in Toledo, Roger's home town.
In any event, Roger will get at least
a part of the money called for in his
contract The Harp is not anxious
to go to any other big league club
as a private after having been a man
ager so long.
President Lannin of the Boston
Red Sox has sold the Providence club
of the International league to W. H.
Draper, a Providence man.
Clark Griffith has started a fight
with the New York Yankees for the
services of Joe Gedeon, who was sent
to the Pacific Coast league by Wash
ington. Gedeon leaped to the Feds
early in the winter and was bought
from Harry Sinclair by the Yanks.
Griffith says he should retain title to
Ritchie Mitchell, the Milwaukee
lightweight, is rapidly piling up a
reputation for himself as a ready and
willing battler, packing a good share
of efficiency. Last night In Cincin
nati he fought ten rounds to a draw
with Joe Rivers, making a rattling
fine finish. Both men put up a real
battle and showed that first-rate men
can fight if they are in the humor.
Jimmy Johnston, New York fight
manager, is now claiming the welter
weight title for Ted Lewis, the En
lishman, and has issued a challenge
to Packey McFarland for a cham
pionship bout Johnston would have
the fight in Milwaukee or New York,
preferably the latter place, believing
a better crowd could be attracted.
He appears confident that McFar
land will listen to a fight offer. But
the guarantee made to Packey must
be a stiff one before the stockyards
man will listen.
Lane College 23, Normal 20.
Tilden 21, Parker 9.
Englewood 23, Second U. P. 12.
Englewood B. 14, Garfield M. E. 10,
West Side Comets 35, Wellecos 31.
Joe Capron defeated Jerome Keogh
of Rochester, N. Y., 60 to 32, in a
game of the Interstate Three-Cushion
Twenty-two of the six-day riders