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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 01, 1913, Image 8

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Gibbons and Kelly-Are .Hooked Up
Picking Shortstops in the City and
World's Series Is Hard Job.
Ritchie in Kenosha Fight.
This is a busy-season for welter
weights. Terms have been arranged
between Mike Gibfcons and Spike
Kelly whereby the pair will clash in
Kenosha the night of Oct. 10. Kelly
has been after the Gibbons fight for
'some time!
If possible the winner of the com
ing tilt will be matched with Wildcat
Ferns, who got a decision over Sailor
'Bill Walters last week.
Frarik Klaus may be the first gent
to feel the displeasure of the Wis
consin boxing commission. Com
plaints were made that he resorted to
-rough tactics in his fight with Mc
Goorty and an investigation will be
There is a possibility that Willie
'Ritchie will stage a battle in Milwau
kee some time in November, after his
'fight with Leach Cross in New York,
though definite arrangements have
not been completed.
t Promoters offered Ritchie a good
"guarantee for a go with Packey Mo
orland or Ad Wolgast, to be put on
'Nov. 10 or 11. If Ritchie accepts the
-terms the fight is assured, probably
with Wolgast. The champion de
mands that McFarland make 135
'ringside, and the South Side Irish
Jman has repeatedly said he would not
fight at the designated poundage.
Charlie White was not considered
fby Ritchie. He was said to be too
ght and inexperienced to, make the
'battle a drawing card.
" Knockout Brown, the New York
'lightweight, got a decision over Dan
ny Ridge in ten rounds. Brown was
"floored in the first round, but rallied.
Walter Cooper, right end of the
University High eleven, had his
houlder broken in a game with St
National League. '
Philadelphia, 10-1; Brooklyn, 9-3.
Boston, 8; New York, 0.
American League.
New York, 2-0; Boston, 3-3 (7 in.).
Washington, 3; Philadelphia, 0.
The shortstop position on the Sox,
Cubs, Giants and Athletics offers a
wider field for discussion, and more
chance for a difference of opinion,
than any other Btatibn on the four
Plenty of argument can be dug up
on which to base an assertion that
Weaver is superior to Bridwell, or
Fletcher has it on Barry, and vice
versa. Consider these qualifications
and then see If you can find a shade.
Buck Weaver, Sox shortstop extra
ordinary, is one of the ''spottiest"
ballplayers now drawing pay. On one
ball he will make a sensational play,
one that seemed impossible of ac
complishment. On the next, an easy
chance, he may commit a boot, or
peg the pill against the grandstand.
But his sensational plays are si
frequent that they easily overshadow
the woozy ones. Weaver plays more
like Mike Doolan, the Philadelphia
wonder, than any other shortstop in
baseball. He is equally good on balls
hit back of second base and over to
ward third. Because of the latter ac
complishment Harry Lord is enabled
to hug the third sack and knock down
smashes through that territdry.
Weavers main weakness and
about his only one is on ground
balls, the smashes hit straight at him.
He shows a tendency to overnlav
these, but is rapidly overcoming the
failing and is gauging the bounds
with commendable accuracy.
Throwing is his strong card. Buck
can shoot at first base from any posi- '

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