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BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BOXING t
C. White Has Busy Time Ahead
Clabby In His Workouts.
Charlie White, challenger for the
lightweight boxing title, isn't afraid
traveling on railroad trains will inter
fere with his conditioning for his
match in New York, Jan. 29, with
Champion Freddie Welsh.
White' intended to remain in the
east-alid do some work in Philadel
phia, but these plans were upset when
Eddie Moy refused to make a decent
weight for the Chicagoan.- White has
a battle billed for Jan. 16 in Phila
delphia with Sammy Robfdeau, but
will remain here until a couple of
days previous to the mill. It is only a
six-round affair and will not tax his
Following that meeting, White will
go to New York and keep himself fit
for the engagement with Welsh.
Charlie argues that he can lick Welsh,
as he has fought him before and
knows his style. But by the same
token, Freddie should know some
thing about the plan of campaign of
the local lad.
Jimmy Clabby is going through a
hard case of sprouts daily at the
Madison Baths, preparing for his tilt
with Mike Gibbons. Clabby is taking
on any fellows who aspire to be spar
ring partners and puts them away
regularly. He and Gibbons will be at
the ringside of the McGoorty-Murray
set-to in Milwaukee Friday night
Jim Corbett, former heavyweight
champion, has fallen at last. Jim has
picked up a protege in Joe Bonds, a
Tacoma, Wash., heavy, and will tutor
him after a theatrical tour through
Australia. Bonds boxed with Corbett
several times while the latter was in
Tacoma and made a favorable im
pression. Buck Thiel, famous through the
west as a minor league ball star, died
yesterday in St. Joseph, Mo., aged 42
Fed Suit Against Organized Ball
Stirs Up Fine Fuss
In filing suit against the powers of
organized baseball to have the na-f
tio&al agreement dissolved on the
grounds that it violated the anti-trust1,
law, the Federal league has directed
a blow at the very foundations of the
game as at present conducted.
The Feds ask an order restraining
the national commission from en-n
forcing its mandates. It also prays
the court to declare null and void all
contracts with players under the na-'
tional agreement and seeks to pre-J
vent organized baseball luring back'
any of the athletes who have jumped
to the third league.
This is the most drastic step that
has yet been taken in the baseball1
war and no one can tell where the
matter will end. One result may be
an investigation by the federal gov-'
eminent, threatened a few years ago
by Representative Gallagher of Illi
nois. The claim is going to be made, of
course, that, if the decision is In fa
vor of the Federals, chaos will result
in the baseball world and the game
will be shot full of holes. And for a
time it undoubtedly would be. Play
ers could make their own terms and
an era of wholesale jumping would
unquestionably set in.
But these matters always adjust
themselves and sooner or later some
system would be discovered that
would safeguard all interests.
It would put the honesty and good
faith of the magnates to the test.
At the present time club owners are
prevented by regulation from inter
fering with the players of a rival club
in organized balL Should the na
tional agreement be nullified there
would be nothing to prevent the own
ers following exactly the same course
and the players would be compelled
to stick to their teams and live ac-'