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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 18, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 10

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BOXING SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BASEBALL
Andre Anderson, heavyweight
fighter, a Chicago product, is making
an excellent record for himself in the
east, and will continue to advance in
the ring game if his. handlers use the
same intelligence that- has marked
the planning of his campaign to date.
Anderson continued his string of
eastern victories last night, knocking
Boer Rodel cold in the fifth round.
A right swing flush, on the jaw was
the final punch. Rodel should have
been put out earlier, but Anderson
was too inexperienced to take ad
vantage of his opportunities. He
floored Rodel three times in the first
round.
Anderson has registered three
knockouts in the east, though none of
his opponents have been men of high
class. But in each fight the western
man has gained a measure of experi
ence, and he grows better with each
engagement. He has a powerful
punch, gameness and strength, but
tacks ring generalship.
Anderson is being handled in the
right way. He is not being sent
against men better than himself at
the start of his career. His failure
to secure several matches that he
went after a few months ago saved
him from oblivion. If he had been
matched with better men he would
have been eliminated long ago.
But his backers saw their mistakes
in time, and set out to gradually bring
the big fellow into line. He has been
pushed slowly. The mistake that was
made with Fred Fulton, who lost
prestige because of a mere shade de
cision over Porky Flynn in twenty
rounds, has not been made in the case
of Anderson. He has been sent
against men he could whip, thus gain
ing confidence and experience at the
same time.
That is the proper way to handle a
beginner in the fight game, and if it
is continued in the case of Anderson
Vip. mav advance far in the line. He
has everything now but the finish j
and polish that only frequent battles
can bring.
Ceorge Chaney, Baltimore feather
weight, outpointed Cal Delaney in a
ten-round bout at Cleveland. It was
a real battle, with the men standing
toe-to-toe.
The American league put it up to
the national commission to take the
step which will mean more equalized
pennant campaigns for the future.
The draft system advocated by the
National League, that clubs down in
the race be given first shot at minor
league talent, was approved by the
Johnson people at yesterday's meet
ing in New York. The national com
mission must ratify the plan, and no
opposition is expected now.
The American league schedule will
help the White Soxif they happen to
be in the pennant hunt at the end of
the race. For the last month of the
campaign the South Siders will be
almost continuously at home. Fol
lowing are the home dates of the Sox:
Detroit, April 12, 13, 14,' 15; St
Louis, April 16, 17, 18, 19; Cleveland,
May 4, 5, 6, 7; May 27, 28; New York,
June 3, 4, 5; Philadelphia, June 6, 7,
8, 9; Washington, June 10, 11, 12, 13,
14; Boston, June 15, 16, 17, 18; Cleve
land, June 25; Detroit, June 29, 30,
July 1, 2; St Louis, July 3, 4, 4; New
York, July 25, 26, 27, 28; Philadel
phia, July 29, 30, 31, Aug. 1; Wash
ington, Aug. 3, 4, 5, 6; Boston, Aug.
7, 8, 9, 10; Detroit Aug. 11, 12, 13;
Cleveland, Sept. 6, 7, 8, 9; St Louis,
Sept 10, 11, 12, 13; Washington,
Sept 14, 15; Boston, Sept 16, 17, 18;
Philadelphia, Sept 19, 20, 21; New
York, Sept 22, 23, 24, 25.
Phil Ball, new owner of the St
Louis Browns, former Fed magnate,
told his new associates what the war
had cost him. The total loss for the
two years, he said, was $182,000. No
veteran American leaguer warmed
up over these confidences and told
how much he had lost.
At a dinner in his honor last night
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