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BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL SORTS-BOXING
Gus Christie Puts K. O. on Zanders
Langford Wins Farce.
Gus Christie buck-jumped along
the path toward the middleweight
championship in Milwaukee last
night by hammering' Ernie Zanders
to submission in the fourth round.
Christie bored in at the start and
quickly ha'd Zanders in distress, Zan
ders broke ground and backed all
over the ring. After a bad first and
second the Chicagoan madea feeble
rally in the third. This sapped his
strength and a right to the jaw put
him away in the f ourth.
This was the third time the men
had met, Christie receiving a decision
in the other two bouts. Gus appeared
to have learned a lot about the game
in the last f ewmonths and never per
mitted Zanders to get started.
Christie is now, after Jimmy Clab
by, the Hammond wonder. Clabby
has a better claim to the middle title
than-any other fighter and Christie
wants him for that reason. -
Jack Lester was forced to quit aft
er the fourth round of his fight with
Sam Langford in Taft, Cal. Lester
was floored once in the second and
three time! in the fourth. He was
unable to come to the center of the
ring when the gong rang for the
Bob McAllister, the California mid
dleweight, is in New Yorlc after some
short bouts with Eastern' top-notch-ers.
McAllister was t ormerlyamateur
middleweight champion of California
and is one of the cleverest boxers in
the business today. He is,young and
slacks experienqe against tough men.
Joe Burke easily licked Hughie
Madole in ten rounds at Newcastle.
The fight was nothing but a suc
cession of Burke punches.
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''Was the circus exciting?" "Yes,
the action was intense." N. Y.
World., - -
Wajsh'to Start Trkining-Ywp Weeks
Ahead of the Regulars. '
Ed Walsh, White Sox pitctier, one
time spitbaH king, will be "great"
Walsh says'so himself.
That should' cause some gratifica
tion on the South Sideband it would
butf'for the memory offthe season
just' past. ' ' , T
. When .Walsh .started badly he said"
he would soon round to form. Ttiese
oft-repeated assertions, 'with their
upset every time Ed went to the box,
culminated' in a visit to Bonesetter
Reese. After that Walsh said be was
as good as new, but a few trials faif
ed to prove it. He was uncertain and
could be depended on so-Tittle that
he was not considered when pitchers
were nominated1 for city games.
Now WalsW'has suggested that'he
go to Paso Robles, Cal., two weeks,
ahead of the, Sox squad and get in
some early conditioning stunts. And
the plan may Tesult in the reincar
nation of the great Walsh -we once
knew. It is worth a betr'and we are
stringing along with Ed.
At the close of the season 'of 1912
there was not a pitcher in the busi
ness so little thought of as Jim Scptti
He-hascbeen suspended for failure;
to keep in condition and was looked4
upon as a busted pnenom.
But Scott made the same request
that Walsh ias, that he be sent to
the training camp a fornight ahead
of the regular squad of training trip-T
pers. He worked hard during the two
weeks, gradually getting himself In-
to condition. ' '
When Callahan reached Paso Ro-
bles he hardly recognized Scott as'
the pitcher he had benched' the pre-
vious'falL And Jim's' improvement'
continued. From a bloomer, a bust- r
ed. hope, he became oue of the best,
pitchers In the American League, one
of the few "Who could go in and .give '