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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 29, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 10

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BOXING SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BASEBALL
but Hal Cbase, and adds there has so
far been no bidding for the first base
star.
White Sox traveling uniforms this
season will be grey, with a green
stripe. . .nability to secure dyes, be
cause of the war, has caused the dark
blue suits to be shelved.
Milburn Saylor, Indianapolis light
weight, is not improved and physi
cians say chances are all against his
recovery from the attack of pneu
monia with which he has been wrest
ling for three days. He has had se
veral sinking spells.
Sam Langford toyed with a person
entitled Cleve Hawkins for ten rounds
in New York, sending him down for
the "nine" count twice. Sam could
have secured a knockout
In the international skating cham
pionships at Pittsburgh Ben O'Sicky
of Cleveland was severely injured in
the two-mile race after winning the
quarter-mile. Cody of Toronto acci
dentally hit O'Sicky in the chest,
hurting him badly. Carl Fisher of
Milwaukee won the two-mile race
and Arthur Staff of Chicago was
third.
Benny Allen, pocket billiards cham
pion, ran into another defeat last
night, going down before Ralph
Greenleaf, 100 to 70. Clark defeated
Fink, 100 to 99; Ralph beat Maturo,
100 to 39, and Blankenship downed
Concannon, 100 to 55.
Basketball Scores.
Northwestern 38, Indiana 20.
Wisconsin 38, Iowa 19.
Englewood 20, Phillips 13.'
Marshall 19, Senn 9.
Austin 22. Lake View 9.
Bowen 19. Tilden 4.
Crane 17, Schurz 15,
Lane) 10. Marshall f. '
Medill 23, Hyde Park 1.
Parker 26, Wendell Phillips 4. '
Can the Old Master come back?
That's the question agitating fandom
at the start of baseball training. The
cash customers and Hot Stove leas
Right merrily the baseball writers
are hunting for Roger Bresnahan in
an effort to sell him the Denver club
of the Western league or any other
franchise that happ'eHSto be in need
of an owner.
Roger is attending strictly to busi
ness, so far as can be learned, and is
not discussing his affairs in the news
papers. One thing is certain, he will
not go to Denver, even though Char
ley Thomas should purchase that
club.
Another local report has it that
Roger must have excellent backing
to purchase the Cleveland club, the
franchise of which is held at $100,
000. Now, the franchise of the Cleve
land club isn't valued at any such
sum. When John Ganzel appeared
with his coin the other day he could
have made the purchase at $50,000, if
side issues hadn't crept in. But these
side issues had nothing to do with the
value of the team.
Manager Joe Tinker has signed
Harvey Russell, catcher, for the Cubs,
and says he is through annexing ath
letes. Russell was with the Baltimore
Feds in 1915 and is highly touted by
Mike Doolan. Tinker now has four
catchers and it is probable one will
go before the beginning of the sea
son. Two southpaw pitchers are also
slated for release, according to pres
ent plans, but Joe may have to keep
three of the four men under contract.
Vaughn, Pierce, Bailey and Packard
are the candidates. Packard is sure
to be retained. Vaughn is also com
paratively sure of his job. Bailey did
some fine work for the Chifeds dur
ing the fag end of 1915. That makes
it appear that Pierce will depart
Bailey will be the second to go in
case only two portsiders are retained.
Harry Sinclair, the Tulsa oil man,
who underwrote the Federal league
after peace was declared, says he is
out of baseball and ahead financially.
iHe has disposed of all of his athletes i
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