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

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BOXING SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BASEBALL
Recognition for Fred Fulton, the
heavyweight fighter from Rochester,
Minn. Hie feat of knocking out Fire
man Jim Flynn in the second round
at Milwaukee last jiight places him
up among the good men of his divi
sion, and will help him a lot if he de
cides to again invade New York in
search of battles.
It also goes far to make up for the
poor showing he made against Porky
Flynn in New Orleans. The Pueblo
Flynn, while only a trial horse, is a
tough man, and has given the lead
ing fellows among the heavies lots to
think about.
Fulton's quick victory came as a
surprise. He' cut loose against Flynn
with both hands as soon as the sec
ond opened, and a left hook and a
right cross landed in. quick succes
sion, ending Flynn. He was down for
good, and remained on the floor four
or five minutes after his seconds had
doused him with water.
In the first round Fulton had also
fought well, leaving red welts on the
fireman where the gloves landed. In
all respects Fulton was a much im
proved man over hia last fight in this
region.
Further tinkering with his infield
material, Manager Rowland has tem
porarily shifted Buck Weaver to
third base and is giving Zeb Terry a
trial at the shortstopping job. The
scheme was tried in a practice game
and worked excellently on defense.
There is no doubt that Terry is big
league caliber in the fielding depart
ment, fully as capable as Weaver
when it comes to guarding the ter
ritory between second and third.
But he must meet his big test on
attack. If he fails to hit in a man
ner that -will assure at least a .240
average in the American league he j
will hardly be able to hand a perma- 1
nent berth. In that event Weaver
will go back to short and Moriarity '
or Frank McMullen will be given a
hot at the third basing.
Rowland says he does not intend
to continue the Terry-Weaver com
bination through the practice games.
When the squads are split Buck will
go with the first team as regular
shortstop and McMullen will play
third. This defense will be thorough
ly tested.
Rowland bnly knows that he must
have more strength at third base
than the Sox have had in that posi- M'
tion for a couple of seasons if-he is
to make the team a pennant con
tender. He will try all sorts of shifts
to attain that end, and switches be
tween the first and second teams are
apt to be frequent.
Jack Fournier is slated for a berth
on the first team at first base, with
Ness holding down the same job with
the seconds. This is also a tempo
rary arrangement and depends on
the showing of the two men in the
games with the Texas league clubs.
Cub veterans, who have been at
tempting too much in their early
days of practice, are stiff and sore,
and Manager Tinker will go easy for
a few days to let the men recover
from their strenuous endeavors.
Archer, Schulte, Doolan, Saier and
Mulligan are all on the sick list.
Schulte has broken a blister on his
heel and the hurt promises to develop
into something serious if not attend
edto. It was a blistered heel that
put Larry Chappell on the blink with
the White Sox a couple of seasons
ago.
Mulligan smashed his foot and will
have to wear a slipper for a few days,
thus removing the only promising re
cruit in the camp.
Baseball writers are having a tough
time with the Cubs. There are no jr
sensational .youngsters, to write lurid wf
tales about, and the conditioning is
merely routine work. ' .
Today the Cubs are slated to hopk
up with the Phillies, and have a slight
advantage on condition. This is the
first of a series of practice games

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