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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 23, 1913, Image 8

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Ritchi Lavish With Fight Dates
Tommy Murphy Latest.
Batting and Base Running Wins
Games Humphries Trimmed.
If Willie Ritchie continues to make
"newspaper fights" he will be like the
guy who was ordered by the doctor
to take one after every meal. Willie
may even have to go farther than
that and take one before every meal
The latest report is that Ritchie
has opened negotiations for a twenty
round fight with Harlem Tommy
Murphy Thanksgiving Day. Ritchie
has accepted a promoter's offer of
$15,000 to sign for the scrap.
Previously Willie was supposed f.o
be dickering for fights with Charlie
White in Milwaukee, Johnny Dundee
in Milwaukee and New York and
Leach Cross in New York. Filling
four engagements in less than two
months is not on a champion's cal
endar. The White and Dundee bouts have
little chance of being pulled off. Rit
chie will leave for New York next
week, where he expects to meet Cross
Oct. 31. The go there, with the train
ing he will get after returning to the
coast, should put him on edge for
He'll need to be right for the Har
lem person. Murphy has been carv
ing out a name for himself on the
coast and is the legitimate challenger
for Ritchie's crown. And he will have
a lot ofi wise money on him if he
gets Ritchie in a ring. Murphy Is an
old hand, clever, game and packs a
punch. He has been trying for thir
teen years to use it in a championship
Willie Houck of Philadelphia shad
ed Tommy Ginty in six slow rounds
in Houck's home town.
There once was a golfer, Ouimet,
, Who pestled the pill far awet,
The son of a gun,
i AMade the tenth hole in one;
IT sure .was a wonderful pleL
American League.
Sox-Boston, rain.
St. Louis, 7; Washington, 5.
Philadelphia, 4-1; Detroit, 0-0.
Cleveland, 5; New York, 4.
National League.
Cubs, 0-5; Philadelphia, 2-1.
Pittsburgh-Brooklyn, wet grounds.
Boston, 5; St. Louis, 1.
Only three games scheduled.
American Association.
Louisville, 2; Minneapolis, 0.
Milwaukee, 7; Toledo, 2.
St. Paul, 3; Columbus, 0.
Indianapolis-Kansas City, cold w.
By taking a half portion of the
double-header from the Cubs the
Phillies kept a firm grip on second
place, and it now appears that Evers'
men are destined to finish perched
on the third rung of the champion
ship ladder. They still have a chance
to oust the Dooinites, but it is a slim
one. Had the locals copped both ends
they would have been only half a
game in the rear of the Phils.
All of which is sad, but Bert Hum
phries is the gent who should be com
miserated. Until the dastardly Phils
upset him the Cub side-arm flinger
had won fifteen games afid lost three
against the flower of Mr. Lynch's or
ganization, and was tied with Al Dem
aree of the Giants for the lead in
percentage of victories. To have cop
ped yesterday would have given him
the edge on the New Yorker. ,
Bert would have secured consider
able satisfaction from leading the
league. Traded to Cincinnati by the
Phils because he did not possess
class, he was shunted along herein
the Tinker deal. Garry Herrmann did
not think highly of Bertram's flipper.
Now see what he's gone and done.

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