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WINTER SPORTING DOPE FROM EVERYWHERE
Wolgast Gets Decision Wears Rivers
Down in Hot Bout.
Ad Wolgast is back -iuthe bright
glare of the limelight championship
calcium as a result of his victory over
Joe Rivers in Milwaukee last night.
After Willie Ritchie fights Harlem
Tommy Murphy it will be impossible
for him to pass up the demands of
Wolgast, if he retains his title after
scrapping the New Yorker, and pro
viding also that Wolgast isn't a victim
of senile decay before the Califor
nian decides to fight again.
Wolgast seemed to be proving to
himself that he was able to stand the
pace of a long fight. He did not
throw everything into the ten rounds,
and appeared to be full of life when
the final gong rang. He ripped into
Rivers viciously, and wore him down
with a succession of body punches
that carried pain.
If the fight had gone farther Ad
could probably have put his man
away, as he was gradually batter
ing him down by a stomach bom
bardment, In his last few Milwaukee fights
Wolgast has improved, gaining his
former stamina and ability to carry
the milling. He has seemed in con
dition to travel a longer distance each
time, but last night was the climax.
Rivers' stoutest punches could not
halt the rush of the Cadillac man,
who bored in from the first bell.
Wolgast looked like the man who
held the championship until he lost
it to Willie Ritchie on a foul. He
shows the result of careful training
and body rebuilding. If he sticks to
his program of the months just pass
ed there is no reason why he cannot
again take his place in the very first
rank, with a strong possibility of
heading the whole procession of
Zeider May Play With Chifeds
Other Hops And Hopes.
If Rollie Zeider has signed a con
tract to play with the Chicago Feds
the coming season and there is
reason to believe he has President
Weeghman has made a strong bid for
the "patronage of baseball fans.
Zeider is one of the most popular
players who ever performed in this
city. Out on the South Side the re
gard they hold for Rollie amounts to
idolatry, and the feeling is almost as
strong in other sections.
Joe Tinker is another popular per
son. Put Zeider and Tinker side by
side on the same team, and a gate at
traction is formed that is bound to
Zeider beat it back to his home in
Auburn, Ind., after a very full day.
He first visited the Feds. Then he
saw Arthur Irwin, who is acting as
agent for Frank Farrell, owner of the
Yanks and refused the contract of
fered him, though it called for an
Zeider's terms were 'phoned to
Farrell in New York, and the answer
came back to turn them down, and
tell the little infielder he could sign
with the Feds if he wanted to. Rollie
immediately hiked back to the Old
Colony building, and had a long talk
What the results of that conver
sation are were not given out. But
Zeider did not confer with Irwin
again, and Tinker had a smile with
himself that denoted great satisfac
tion over something he had done.
Because of the Fed policy of main
taining secrecy about players signed;
it cannot be definitely announced that
Rollie will cavort at the North Side
lot during the summer, but the
hunch that he has jumped .the Yanks
is the one best bet of the day.
Eddie Sweeney's actions also indi
cate that he will follow the-lead' of his'