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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 31, 1913, Image 9

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White Matched With Duffy Smith
and Miller Are Ready.
Phelan Will Stay With the Cubs
Giants Release "Robby."
Charlie Whte is at last to get a
match in Milwaukee. Jimmy DuffyH
of Buffalo has been selected as his
opponent, and the date of the en
gagement is Nov. 10.
Duffy will not be as strong a draw
ing card with White as Wolgast
would have been, but he is a toppy
fighter, as he has exhibited in a cou
ple of matches with Jack Britton.
Weight will be 133 pounds at 6
o'clock the day of the fight. Duffy
wanted the new lightweight limit of
135, but was forced to yield when
White held out for 133.
Yesterday we were told that Jack
Britton and Packey McFarland had
been matched for a bout in Milwau
kee. Today we are informed there
is nothing in the story.
This is one of the things that
makes us dislike prize fighters, their
managers and the bunk they hand
the papers. We are strictly off of
these announcements in the future
unless articles are signed.
Gunboat Smith and Charlie Miller
are set for their bout in New York
tonight. Smith has? his ring future at
stake. If he wins he will be given
another crack at Carl Morris, and
that go would mean a big financial
return for the battlers.. And the
money is what the majority of the
fighters are looking at nowadays.
Smith is in bad in New York at
present. He has been accused of lay
ing down to Morris and must win to
night to restore himself to favor.
New York promoters are trying to
arrange a bout between Bob McAl
lister, coast middleweight, and
George Chip, the Pittsburgh Greek,
who holds a knockout over Frank
Klaus. McAllister is one of the real
middleweight stars now in the game
and is a strong candidate for the title.
President Charles Webb Murphy of
the Cubs has announced that seven
or eight players now under reserve
to the West Siders will be released or
traded before the opening gun of the
1914 season.
Immediately the hop hitters begin
assisting C. Webb in disposing of the
athletes'. With reckless abandon they
decapitate the required number of
One of the victims, according to
an expert, is to be Arthur Phelan, last
year a utility infielder. Whereupon
loud guffaws can be heard.
For a longtirne Murphy looked for
a utility man of Phelan's ability. He
dredged through the highways and
the bushes 'with more diligence than
Old "Kunnel Gabe" sought the now
celebrated "devil-child."
And he found his man, wherein he
differed from "Kunnel Gabe."
During the season of 1913 Phelan
at various times played second, third
and short. Most of his time was put
in at second and third, subbing
for Evers or Zim when they had run
foul of the orators, or replacing his
manager when a lefjt-hander was
working against the locals. He did
little work at short because Red Cor
riden usually acted as Al Bridwell's
Phelan made good, as anyone who
saw the Cubs in action frequently
will testify. He fielded acceptably
and banged the pill in promising
fashion. His swatting average was
slightly above .250. That is not a
wonderful accomplishment, but his
bingles were timely and a fair share
of them were for extra bases.
Phelan is a ballplayer, frfim cap to
spikes. He attends to his own busi
ness, on the field or off. He faces a
pitcher impressively, and the ball
travels from his bat with a pleasing
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