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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 15, 1913, Image 9

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Charley White Has Been Matched
With Ad Wolgast in Milwaukee.
As long as he can't get a crack at
the present top-liners in the light
weight division, Charley White will
satisfy himself with a go at one of the
former champions. He has matched
to meet .Ad Wolgast in Milwaukee
Oct 24.
White watched the Nelson-Wolgast
fight and is confident he can hand the
Cadillac bearcat a decisive trimming.
Wolgast has lost a lot of His punch
ing ability and lacks wind and stay
ing power. White may be able to wear
him down.
Bat Nelson and Ad Wolgast may
be has-beens as fighters, Jbut they are
still fine little financiers,' "Each re
ceived nearly $2,600 for his work in a
Milwaukee ring Monday night. Spec
tators who saw Bat's face after the
mill decided he earned every cent.
Jack Dillon forced Walter Mono
ghan of Canton to quit in the fourth
round at Akron, O. Monoghan was
groggy and his seconds threw a towel
into the ring to prevent a knockout
Billy Papke and Marty Rowan
fought a slow draw in St Louis.
Papke lacked steam in his punches
and loafed through the fight There
was not a knockdown and no sign of
rough work.
Frankie Russell handed Kayo
Brown of New York a sweet lacing
in ten .rounds at New Orleans. The
New York lightweight seemed to
have gone back some distance and
was easy for Russell to hit
Harry Lewis, the veteran middle
weight, who was forced to quit in the
fifth round at Philadelphia Monday
night in his bout with Joe Borrel, is
dying as a result of the beating he
k received. He is suffering from con
cussion of the brain and the right
side of his face and right leg are
paralyzed. Borrei has been arrested.
World's Series System Is to Remain
Unchanged Naps Victors.
The present system of deciding the
world's baseball championship will be
Garry Herrmann's plan to cut the
season short and play a series of in
terleague games between all of the
major clubs will not be adopted.
This became certain yesterday aft
ernoon wheu Ban Johnson, president
of the American League and member
of the national commission, stated
he was opposed to the Cincinnati
man's ideas.
Big Ban's word is just about law
in the baseball world now.
Herrmann declared it would stimu
late interest if each team played
against every other major league
club. In order to do this it would be
necessary to cut the regular season
to about 112 games, allowing plenty
of time for the staging of the inter
league battles.
Carry was dissatisfied, with the
present system. He declared it was
not fair to the other teams.
But Johnson seems to have the
right end of this argument He ad
mits that there are many evils con
nected with the world's series games,
but adds that no other plan would
arouse the present intense interest
that prevails when the champions of
each league meet
Eight of the sixteen major league
clubs participated in post-season ser
ies, and there is no reason the plan
cannot be extended until all are fight
ing after the season closes. But al
ways one definite world's champion
is fixed on, and-that is what we want
There is a lot of money in winning
a world's series, or even in being the
runner-up. And Herrmann's team
has never figured in either role. Per
haps that may explain some of his
desire to change the present order.
At least two more chances will be
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