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BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BOXING
CUBS OPEN FRIDAY WITH CAME
AGAINST CHANCE'S CLUB
By Mark Shields.
Friday the Cubs officially open the
baseball season with a real contest
against the Los Angeles club at Pa
sadena. The contest comes early in
the training period and chances are
not bright for a big league victory.
Manager Mitchell has driven his men
vigorously and they are in excellent
shape, considering they have had but
two days' work, but the batters have
looked at no real pitching and the
Pacific coast hurlers have already ad
vanced far enough to put some
curves on the ball.
Mitchell has not yet given a hint
of what the first lineup will be, but
probably a score of men will get into
the contest at different periods. It
is certain Pickles Dilhoeffer, the
classy young backstop, will have a
chance to do a bit of catching.
Vaughn and Hendrix may be given
a session on the mound. Both can
stand considerable early work.
Vaughn usually rounds to form early
and is banked on to carry a goodly
share of the pitching burden in the
first few weeks of the National
league season. '
Hendrix has some surplus flesh
that can be pulled off only by lots of
Vork. And Hendrix is willing. He
knows his showing of last season was
a disappointment and not up to his
standard. With Hendrix in winning
condition, the Cubs should be a much
better looking ball team.
Some of the young infielders are
coming in for much notice. It is not
likely the regular infield of .Saier,
Doyle, Worman and Deal will be dis
rupted, but reserve material is badly
needed. A club is no stronger than
ts second-string men. Zeider will
t a job of relief and Hunter and
Mfer will also try to stick. Hunter
has seen much big league baseball,
though never as a regular. He can
play at any section of the infield.
Plans are being laid for a perma
nent Cub camp in Pasadena. Bill
Wrigley has the ground and is willing
to devote it to the purpose.
Jack Dillon had the better of a
ten-round fight with Al McCoy in
New York last night, but his work
did not promise great things when
he meets Les Darcy next week. The
Hoosier lacks his old fire and dash,
did not pack his usualpunch and was
wild in his swings. Dillon did most
of the fighting, such as it was, and
for that reason was given the news
Battling Levinsky got even with
Billy Miske in St Paul last night,
downing the northerner in ten
rounds. Five of the frames favored
the New Yorker and one was Miske's.
The rest were even. Miske used a
left constantly, but it was either
blocked or failed to do any damage.
Levinsky boxed carefully and was
master of the situation every step of
"If the youth of America are to
build up their bodies and their minds
to be ready for war or for universal
military training there is no branch
of athletice that will be more worth
their while than boxing."
This is the advice of Johnny Kil
bane, featherweight champion of the
world and one of the greatest boxers
of all time, to young Americans who
may be called out in defense of their
Kilbane is 27. He is a picture of
But at 18 he was a frail youth
weighing 90 pounds, with no chest
development and with sagging
shoulders and little vitality.
Here are Kilbane's rules of condi
tioning. What they did to make Kil
bane strong and healthy they will do
for any boy.
1. Avoid dissipation. Do not form