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WINTER SPORTING DOPE FROM EVERYWHERE
White Knocks Kansas Out in Third
Buffalo Likes Him.
Roth May Be Sox Star Had Lame
Arm in Baltimore.
Charley White had an easy time
with Kid Kansas in Buffalo last night,
knocking him out in the third round.
fKansas.was licked from the first bell,
going down heavilyin round one. The
gong saved him. White battered
away at the Buffalo man in the sec
ond round, and finished him early in
the third with a stout right wallop
to the jaw.
There will not be any undue adula
tion accorded White for his quick vic
tory except in Buffalo, where Kansas
has made a great record, stringing up
a succession of knockouts that was
impressive. By his showing against
Jimmy Duffy and Kansas, White has
become a prime favorite in the New
York city, and has- been promised
some better bouts in the future.
An effort is being made now to
match him with Young Shugrue, a
New Yorker, who is a tough, willing
scrapper, able to take punishment
and deliver it.
If you like Packey McFarland ready
excuses can be secured for his failure
to go through with the battle he had
scheduled with Mike "Gibbons in New
On the other hand, jf your sym
pathies are with Gibbons, just as
many excuses an be found for the
St. Paul man, and all the blame can
be laid on Packey.
It appears, from a disinterested
standpoint, that neither was overly
anxious for the bout, and that -each
was waiting for the other to commit
some technical breach which would
mean a cancellation of the battle.
Each is charging that the other
ran out of the bout, but it is prob
ably true that each started the back
sliding movement at about the same
moment. Their affairs should not
cause any one to suffer from nervous
When Secretary Harry Grabiner
and Assistant Manager Kid Gleason
.of the White Sox pilot a trainload
of budding baseball stars in the direc
tion of California tomorrow night
there will be one young man in the
party who will be the object of con
His name is liable to be a daily fea
ture of the sport pages and his devel
opment will be minutely reported.
For if he flowers into a big leaguer
Manager Callahan will have one more
important addition to a pitching
corps that is already effective.
Dave Roth is the name of this
pitching person, and he earned salary
from the Baltimore team of the Inter
national League last year for puzzling
the batters with deceptive shoots de
livered from his right hand.
Bob Shawkey, now a leading mem
ber of Connie Mack's rifle corps, was
a teammate of Roth.and Canny Con
nie passed the latter up when he
came to draw one pitcher from the
Baltimore club. Mack took this ac
tion in the face of adverse comments
from every player and expert who
had seen the two International Leag
uers in action.
While casting around for pitchers
Callahan was attracted by the record
Roth was making. Shawkey had
then been drawn by the Athletics.
Cal was advised that Dave was a real
pitcher, and was just the right-handed
ingredient needed to make his
hurling array the best in the big
Then Cal wanted to know why
Mack hadn't picked Roth up, if he
was such a wondrous performer. It
was explained that Roth was in a
temporary slump, due to a sore arm,
and that his work had suffered.
Though his record was better than