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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 22, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 11

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"a cut is almosta,.certainty among the
catchers and outfielders
Tinker has five catchers in Wilson,
Archer, Elliott, demons an'd Dilhof
er, a new man from Milwaukee. Five
backstops are too many. Two will
probably go. 'demons will be one to
depart, an4 the other absent. brother
depends on what' happens- in spring
capap, unless a good offer is received
for one of the veterans.
Kelly, Mann, .Williams, Flack and
Jacobson are outfielders who were
with the team last season. More will
report next spring, and at least one
of 'these last-year men is to go if a
newcomer shows signs of develop
ment'
New York Yanks are planning a
park of their own for 1918. They
will continue to use the Polo grounds,
home, of the Giants, next seasoir. Ban
Johnson is in French Lick, conferring
.with Owners Huston and Ruppert of
the Yanks regarding their architec
tural plans.
Joe Welling is more than even
with Ever Hammer for the decision
Hammer won from him a year ago.
Last night in Racine, the "fifest Side
idol dealt out a goodly licking to the
Bristling Blond and at the finish
there was no question as to the supe
riority of "Welling.
He punched hard and, often, made
his blows sting, and suffeted Ham
mer around the ring. Six rounds
were clearly in favor of Welling,
three were even and in &p.e Hammer
had a shade. But it was only a flash.
In the eighth Hammer hit the can
vas twice. Once he slipped, but the
other was a clean knockdown and
Hammer took the count of-nine be
fore getting up.
Hammer w.as game. He rushed,
but every.onsla.ught wag met coolly
by Welling, who even bested Ham
mer at infighting, the stronghold Of
the. Blond. On clean boxing Welling
won by a "wide margin. ,
Last night's Welling was a better
.man than has exhibited in these
parts for some period. His eastern
campaign has done .him a, world Of
gbod and there is no fighter in the.
neighborhood, if Welling goes as he
did last night, who can hold him
even.
Those sterling lightweights, Jack
Britton and Charlie White, the for
mer weighing 144 pounds and the
latter 138, mixed for a dozen roun&ai
in Boston, and at the close Britton
had such a wide margin of advan
tage as to make his fellow-Chicago-an
almost ridiculous.
Britton hit W.hite at will and
stung with almost every blow. In
'the seventh White was in dire dis
tress, bouncing off the ropes repeat
edly, and a knockout seemed near.
His ring experience came to his res- "
cue and enabled him to weather the
period.
From then on the affair was one
sided. White was forced to hold and
Britton, jolted him around the ring.
In every angle of the game White
was lettered by Britton.
In the last round the crowd en
xouragett Britton to go after a
knockout Jack pumped blow after
blow into White's body and it was remarkable-
that the latter could stand
up under thevpunishmen. That the
crowd was behind Britton is the best
evidence of tHe excellent fight he put
up, for White is, popular with Bos
ton fans.
Johnny Coulon, former bantam
champ, planning, his comeback, will
start at the top. Nate Lewis has
matched him with Kid Williams for a
fight in Boston next montn.
Benfiy Leonard scored a knockout
overs Harvey Thorpe, in St Louis.
Leonard was master ajl the way and
Thorpe was given terrific punish
ment Fred Conklin beat Corwin Huston,,
300 to 206, adding to Chicago's lead
in the intercity 18-2 billiard match
with Detroit Conklin went out in
28 innings.
Cornell A. C. and North Shores,
which are tied for the championship
J of the. Chicago Amateur, Football

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