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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 04, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 10

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BASEBALL SPORTS t)F ALL SORTS-BODING
JVe'll have with us today Fred
Mitchell, new manager of Weegh
man's North Side Cubs. He -was due
this morning and;-as soon as he fed
his face on -wheat cakes-$nd, was
scheduled to go right to work' on the
reconstruction 'of a team to repre
- sent Chicago in the National league.
Mitchell didn't make a trade at
Cincy. It is understood he was after
Catcher Snyder of the St Louis Car
dinals. However, Miller Huggins,
wanted too "blamed much. He
wouldn't part with Snyder unless
Mitchell gave him Cy Williams and
Vic Sier or a man of his make-up.
You can understand why Fred didn't
make the trade.
There will bd quite a swimming
event on tonight when our Windy
City star, Perry McGillivrayand the
pride of ol' New Yawk, Tedford Cann,
dive off together in a furlong race.
There will be others in the swim, but
they are not in theN class with these
' two. The event will be pulled off at
the Illinois Athletic club- natatorium.
Cann represents the N. Y. athletic
club and the local lad the minois A. C.J
There is a possibility and possibly
a probability that the record for the
220-yard distance will be smashed. It
is now held by Norman Ross of the
Olympic club of 'Frisco at 2:21 3-5?
With a run of 189, after getting
away with a poor start, hx which- he
counted only 30 points in six innings,
Koji Yamada, Japanese ci&mpion,
defeated Ora Morningstar last night,
300 to 106.
x Cincinnati boxing comish granted
.permit to the Queen City Athletic
. club for a ten-round bout Jan. 29
(between Johnny Griffith, of Akron
' and Jimmy Duffy of Lockport, N. Y,
welterweights.
Tom O'Rourke, vet boxing pro
i moter, stated at New York that he
would offer a purse of $100,000 for a
bout between Ctiamp Jess Willard
, and Georges Carpentier, provided
..Che bout was the first the two en
gage in in this country. He wants
the match staged in April or Majt
He'll build an-arent for it
Contracts have been forwarded
from New York by the New York.
National league club to all players
whbse contracts expired with the
last season.
Tom Andrews is bound for New
York with a $30$00 offer for Les
Darcy, Australian pugilist, to engage,
in jb. ten-round bout at Milwaukee
with any one he names, providing
Darcy will take care , of his oppo
nent's share of the purse out of the
$30,000. Andrews favors a. match
with Jeff Smith. Smith, it issaid,
will consent to fight for a $2,500 -guarantee.
The Maroons trimmed Knox col
lege of Galesburg in an exciting
game of basketball last nigfyt at
Bartlett gym. Score, 46 to 26. Knox -got
away to a lead, but he local men
ran wild at the finish and piled up a
safe, number of points. ,
Chicago Y. Kt'C. A. five defeated
New Haven Gymnastic school at
New Haven, 69 to 34. Memsth for
Chicago tossed eight baskets.
Tom Andrews, promoter, of Mil- .
waukee, passed through Chicago -yesterday
and handed out ome in
teresting dope. He says Jess Wfilard
wjll battle in Chicago soon. Who he
is to line up against is the big ques
tion, but as far as there being a bat-
Hie is concerned, Andrews says that
is about safely decided. .
Georges Carpentier readily admits
that it will require four months for
him to get In shape to fight Les DaY
cy. By that time the war-may be
over and Darcy will be ready to en
list to fight for bally England.
Among those not mentioned as
managers of Les Darcy are Percy
Haughton, Billy Sunday .and Kaiser
Bill.
But Les is doing welL If he bought
a round of beers for his managers it
would cost him $43.75,
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