WINTER SPORTING DOPE FROM EVERYWHERE
Chip Fights in Racine Tonight
Willard Is In Again.
Fielding Averages Are Misleading
Chase and Weaver Busy.
George Chip, heralded as the com
ing middleweight champion, will give
his first exhibition to fans hereabouts
when he goes against Tim O'Neill in
Chip has been in the game for
some years, but never before swap
ped a punch west of his beloved Pitts
burgh. O'Neill is due for a hard ses
sion, as the Greek distributes pun
Jess Willard participated in anoth
er burlesque last night, this show be
ing put on at Ft. Wayne, Ind. In the
second round Willard tucked a light
left into the ribs of Jack Reid of To
ledo, and the latter sought a soft
place on the floor. He refused to get
up Until Willard had left the ring.
Jess was head and shoulders taller
than his opponent, and the appear
ance of the two in the ring caused
Tom Jones, Willard's manager is
trying to have the fighter's indefinite
suspension by the New York boxing
commission lifted so he can appear
in Gotham. Willard, wants to meet
Carl Morris in New York Dec. 2.
- Bombardier Wells and George Car-
pentier are to fight in London the
night of Dec. 3. The fight is billed
as a battle for the championship of
Dick Loadman will be Kid Wil
liams' opponent in Milwaukee on
Thanksgiving Day. Wisconsin boxing
commission physicians examined
Young Mahoney, who was to have
fought WiHlams, and refused to allow
the battle because of an injury to
Mahoney's right eye.
Freddie Welsh, British lightweight,
fights Phil Bloom in New York to
night. If Welsh makes an ambitious
showing ,he will be given a bout with
Jack Britton before the Garden A. C.
Fielding averages of the American
League, just out, show, at first
glance, that some of the White Sox
players we looked on as stars were
failures in the defensive end of the
Examine the statistics closely and
you'll discover that the star judgment
was correct. Figures are not conclu
sive in the rating of a1-ballplayer.
Take Hal Chase as the first in
stance. The records show that Hal
played 131 games, had 1,334 put-outs,
87 assists and 33 errors, which gave
him a percentage of .977, sixth in
the list of first basemen who took
part in more than 100 games.
Right off thereel you'd probably
say those figures did not prove Chase
the great star he has been touted.
But just consider those 87 assists.
Chick Gandil was the only gent to
acquire more, and the Washington
man played in 14 more games than
Hal. Stuffy Mclnniss, who leads all
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