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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 25, 1913, Image 5

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Bouts for Legislators to Boost
Boxing Bill.
The backers of the boxing bill now
before the Illinois legislature are be
ginning to show real intelligence, and
intend pulling off a stunt which we
have favored for some time.
The night of May 7 four exhibition
boxing bouts, for the benefit of the
legislators, will be staged in the Coli
seum at Springfield. All classes will
be represented in the program, and
the lawmakers can see exactly how
fights would be conducted under the
proposed law.
In the heavyweight division Repre
sentative George Hilton, who intro
duced the first boxing bill, will meet
Peter Boyle, an old-time scrapper.
Packey McParland and Willie Schae
fer will show how lightweights go
about their business; Johnny-Coulon
and Jimmy Barry will appear for the
bantamweight division, . and Billy
Papkeand some other middleweight,
as yet unselected, will represent the
rating made famous by Stanley
Each bout will be six rounds in
length, each round to last two min
utes. Arranging these bouts is a good
move. The same procedure was fol
lowed in Wisconsin, and the legisla
tors there, having under considera
tion a bU similar to that-introduced
in the Illinois asse'mbly, were prop
erly impressed.
Cy Young has signed to manage
the Cleveland team of the Federal
League,. ,
Federal iLeaguers, 4; University of
Wisconsin, 3; Indiana, 9.
Austin, 2; Lake View,-5.
Crane, 12; Waller, -1. '
Proviso, 6; Carl Schurz, 4.
Lane, 17 ;. Marshall, 1.
m. Georgia, 9; Michigah .Aggies; 3, J
Sox Slow on Bases Today's Game
Off Cheney Tired.
National League
Cincinnati, 10; St. Louis, 3.
New York, 7; Philadelphia, 1.
Boston, 1; Brooklyn, 0.
(Only three games scheduled.)
American League.
St. Louis, 3; Chicago, 1.
Cleveland, 5; Detroit, 3.
Boston, 6; Washington, 3.
Philadelphia, 4; New York, 1.
American Association, i ,
Toledo, 3; St. Paul, 2. '
Columbus. 8; Milwaukee, 4.
Indianapolis, 3; Minneapolis, 2.
Louisville, 6; Kansas City, 5.
Probable Batteries. Cubs, Richie
and Archer; Pittsburgh, Robinson or
Adams and Kelley.
The weather man, who has been
very cordial to President Comiskey
for a week, turned his back on the
White Sox owner today, and this aft'
ernoon's game with the St, Louis
Browns was' called off. TBe canvas
covering protected the infield, but a
steady downpour soaked the gardens,
and made pastiming an impossibility.
Ping Bodie, the famous diver, was
sore, as he was sure his crawl stroke
would come in handy if a game was
Harping on the failure of the White
Sox to hitin the pinches is becoming
monotonous work, but that weakness
continues to be 'the "most prominent
and regrettable feature of the South
Siders' exhibitions. Slow and care
less -work on the'bases is also begin-i
ning to crop out, and it is costing
For instance, in the third inning
of yesterday's game against the St.
Louis Browns three of the Sox hiti
safely and not a one scored. The

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