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EOXING ALL THE LATEST DOPE BASEBALtT
. Heavyweight Division Muddled .
Ritchie Auctions Fight.
If Jim Plynn, the Pueblo fireman,
can beat Gunboat Smith when the
two meet for a ten-round go in New
York Friday night, the already badly
messed heavyweight situation will be
a hopeless tangle. Arthur Pelkey
claims the championship because of '
the fital punch he landed on Luther
McCarty. The blow was lucky and
Pelkey is at best an accidental cham
pion. . Smith is the best-looking one of
the new crop, but New Yorkers have
made Flynn, who was eliminated by
McCarty, favorite for- the Friday
night bout. Willard, who is entitled
to some consideration, is finding it
hard to land decent matches, Pelkey
sidestepping him and the others pass
ing him up for various reasons.
. The same situation existed before
the three-cornered elimination tour
nament between McCarty, Palzer and
Flynn. McCarty clarified the atmos
phere then by defeating both his
challengers. A similar event now is
the only solution.
Willie Ritchie is going to put him
self on the auction block, and the
promoter who makes the highest bid.
can name his next opponent and
stage the fight. A Vancouver club
has offered the champion $15,000 and
half the moving picture rights to tan
gle for fifteen rounds with- Freddie
Welsh. Several other clubs have sub
mitted offers, and, though the terms
are unknown, it is not believed they
surpass those from the Canadian or
ganization. If Ritchie intends to enter the ring
Labor Day he must hurry and sign
articles. Less than a month will be
allowed for conditioning purposes
and the champ will need all the time
he can get
Evers' Stories All Dreams Ed
Reulbach Traded Sox Win.
RESULTS YESTERDAY '
Chicago, 5; Washington, 3.
New York, 6; Detroit, 4.
Philadelphia, 7; Cleveland, L.
Boston-St Louis, rain.
Brooklyn, 7; Cubs, 1.
New York, 2; Pittsburgh, 1.
Cincinnati, 13; Boston, 4.
Philadelphia, 6; St. Louis, 3.
Louisville, 7; Indianapolis, 5.
Toledo, 5; Columbus, 4.
Minneapolis, 1; Milwaukee, 0.
St Louis, 9; Chicago, 5.
Pittsburgh, 7; Kansas City, 3.
Cleveland, 4; Indianapolis, 2.
We have regular work to do, and
can't take a few minutes off to can
Johnny Evers as manager of the
Cub3. All of these trade stories are
from the dream factory, and no one
but President Murphy knows what
the immediate future of the Korking
Krab is- to be-. There is no question
but what there is dissension in the
West Side ranks, and the men are
not pulling together in a way to land
a pennant Evers is responsible for
a good share of this internal warfare,
but the owner of the Cubs says
John's work is satisfactory, and he
is the one who payp the bills directly,
though the money has to first come
from the fans, who are the real em
ployers of all ballplayers.
If there is a sustained kick from
the fans Evers will go. A man can
not succeed unless he is popular with
those who go to see the games. Sev
eral good players' have been let go
for that very reason, the latest exam
ple being Hal Chase.
But and this is what we started
out to say you don't have to believe