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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 08, 1913, NOON EDITION, Image 9

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McFarland Outfights Jack Brit
ton in Ten Rounds.
Murphy at Tampa Sox Win
- Two Practice Games.
i Packey McFarland-again last
night showed he is the real' peer
of them all in a ten-round bout.
Jack Britton had a hard time, put
ting a glbve on the flashy scrap
per from the1 South Side, and. Mc
Farland planted four blows to
one. On point's Packey distanced
Britton by several cityblocks.
The bout was a great show for
New York fan's, as both men were
active every minute they' were in
the ring. Little damage was done
by either biffer, Packey having a
few cuts to show for the thirty
minutes' work. BVitton was un
marked. Ten rounds is McFarland's. dis
tance, and there isn't a man in
the business who can whip him in
that period. He is too fast to be
caught if he wants to get away,
and is cleyer enough with ,his
mitts to feint his opponent into
knots. Beating Britton does not
make McFarland any champion
ship contender. Titles are not
won in ten rounds, and therear.e
two or' three men in the game
who can trim Packey over a long
route. .
By the way, what is Packey's
weight division. Last night he
was scheduled to weigh in at 137,
but scaled about 140-when he en
tered the ring. Britton weighed
135.. Both were over the light
weight limit; " j
President Murphy of the Cubs'
watched his hirelings work out at
Tampa yesterday, and was- much
impressed with the heaving of ,
Rudolph Sommers, who slings
with his wrong hand. The boss
was out again early today and
had a front seat for this after
noon's game", which will be a real
contest. Larry Cheney may do
his first pitching. HeN umpired
yesterday and declares the work
hardened him considerably.
Murphy knew nothing of the
whereabouts of Jimmy Archer,
but it would not be surprising if
the catching gent blew into camp
some day next week to talk over
a, few little things like dollars
with the owner. During the mag-"
nate's visit in Tampa he will de
cide whether Florida will become
the permanent training camp of
the Cubs. Fairly good weather
has enabled the men to practice
daily, sand if the mosquitoes did
not feed on the portly frame of
George Phair there would be no
Sommers pitched against the
Yanigans.'for five innings vested
.day and held them to three hits.
The game was a tie, each side
counting once. Sommers'' slab
bing has added tothe promise off
a good' left-hander for this year.
He 'and Gilbert are two young
comers and one of them may be
carried through thgseason.

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