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BOXING SPORTS OF ALL SORTS-BASEBALL
There will be something stirring in
the baseball world today, with the
main doings before Federal Judge
Landis. Attorneys for the Baltimore
Feds will appear and tell how their
clients stand on this baseball peace
talk. The Baltimore people have been
entirely left out, and they don't-like
There is also a report !oose that
Roger Bresnahan will appear and tell
a lot of things he knows about base
ball, its politics and peculiar ramifica
tions. As a lieutenant of Charley
Murphy, and a veteran of the game
in many cities, Roger could probably
tell an interesting story, but there is
little likelihood that he will do so un
less pushed too far.
Time after tims Bresnahan has in
, dicated his loyalty to the organized
I game. When the Federals were
doing business Roger had several op
I portunities to throw in his lot with
them, with his money guaranteed,
I but he refused to desert and brek his
Having so acted, he now says he
wants organized baseball to go fifty
i fifty with him and respect the con-
tract which he holds. His position is
j 'practically impregnable and he can
I force the issue pn his own terms.
Arthur Staff Was the individual
, star at the ice derby of the Northwest
Skating club in Garfield park yester
day. Staff won the half mile and
mile and finished third in the three
mile race. In both of Staff's victories
he nosed out Roy McWhirter, his
teammate. Robert Reed of Riverside
made a great race in the three-mile
and finished first, hard pushed by C.
T. Fischer, Milwaukee A. C.
Indoor Ball Scores
Hennepin 11, Marquette 4.
Ravenswood 13, Columbus 2.
St- Patrick 16, Crescents 15.
Armour Square 7, Larkin A. C. 2.
It has long been argued that long
legged runners get over ground fast
est because they take longer strides
than a short-legged athletes and do
not have to put down and pick up
their feet as often.
This will not always hold true,
judging from the manner in which
Joe Loomis of Chicago, national
champion at 100 yards, was beaten
recently by Howard Drew and Roy
Morse, both negroes, in a special 70- J
yard race in New York.
Loomis measures feet 4 inches
and has a running stride of 10 feet.
Drew measures less than six feet and
has a running stride of eight feet
In a 70-yard race Loomis would
have to take only 21 strides while
Drew would have to take 26. Drew
took five more strides than Loomis
and was ahead of the long-legged
athlete at the finish wire.
Defeat of Loomis by Irwin Mahl
of St Louis in another match also
shows long legs will not always give
the best results. Mahl measures 5
feet, 7 inches, and has a stride of 7
feet, 5 inches, 31 inches less than
that of Loomis, but finished ahead of
the Chicagoan in a 100-yard dash.
On figures, Loomis is' nine inches
taller than Mahl and takes only two
steps while Mahl takes three. In a
race of 100 yards Loomis was not
ableto take his 30 strides in as small
a space of time as Mahl took his 41
Joe Stecher, the phenomenal young
wrestler brought from oblivion by
the revival of the mat game, says
many of his matches have been won
for him by newspapers.
"On account of the dope written
about me I am known as the chap
with a wonderful leg scissors hold," ,
says Stecher. "It has J)een written VP
that I have a squeezing pressure of
several thousand pounds in my legs
and that the hold I use is deadly. In
fact, the leg scissors has become as
famous as the Gotch toe hold.
"Consequently, every wrestler '
meet is on the lookout for the scis