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BASEBALL-SPORTS OF ALL SORTS-BOXINg1
The final picture in The Day Book's
baseball contest is printed on the
back page of the last edition only
this afternoon. It completes the
team of nine star players.
Now you can get busy with your
answers. All replies win be marked
with the time of their arrival and in
case more than one fan makes a cor
rect solution the award win be made
in the order in which the replies were
The first prize is a season pass to
the Cub ban park for aU the home
games of the local National leaguers.
The next five wise fans win be given
tickets to the first game April 14 with
the St Louis Cardinals.
If you can't identify these players
right off the bat stick to it, as there
are undoubtedly many fans in the
same position. AU answers must be
in The Day Book office by 6 p. m.,
March 10. They may be either matted
or brought in by the contestants. And
the eariier you come to bat the better
Joe Shugrue, one of the best of the
young crop of Hghtwelghts, may be
out of the ring game for aU time.
Trouble with his eyes is the cause.
The sight of his left eye is threatened
and his right optic is also weak. The
end of a shoe lace struck his left eye
Shurgrue was matched to fight Joe
Mandot twenty rounds -in New Or
leans March 22. It is probable this
bout wiU be caUed off. Shugrue is
consulting physicians and on their
dfc decision depends his ring future.
X7 In the 18-2 billiard tourney at Phil
adelphia, MOburn defeated Heddon,
400 to 345, and Poggenberg defeated
Huston, 400 to 343.
Jack Curley met Jack Johnson in
Havana. They talked. Then they
talked some more. And no one knows
where the Johnson-Willard fight is to
be pulled off.
Mike Gibbons unquestionably de
feated Eddie McGoorty in ten rounds
at Hudson, Wis., last night. The St
Paul phantom's cleverness and speed
were too much for -the hard-hitting
man from Oshkosh.
The affair was the best boxjhg
match between middleweights in,ihki
part of the country within the last
seven years. As a hot fight it wasn't
so thrflling, as Gibbons' flashy Tnrk
baffled McGoorty and prevented lirij.
doing any execution with hls,deafll y
Only once during the fight .did Me
Goorty land. That was in the elgitk
round when, during a1 hot rally, fee
placed a straight left against Gibbons'
chin and the latter was rocked to
Gibbons drew blood but he did not
hurt his opponent He deHveredKaii
most two blows td McGoorty's onfei
yet they did not have the kick to fa$
flict punishment or cause Eddie tij
The mill was highly entertaining!
even though it was not a slambang
slugging match. Gibbons again
proved that he is the peer of any mid
dleweight in the business over th8
For twenty rounds the answer
might be something else again, Itf
is probable McGoorty would have bet2?
ter success in landing his waHops" in"
a longer fight, as Gibbons could hard
ly go at 10-round speed for twice that
distance. But untn there is a fight
between either Gibbons and Mc
Goorty or Gibbons and Clabby over
the twenty-round grind, Mike musl?
be placed at the top of the heap. '
These three fellows control the
Nearly 6,000 fans attended the
fight, showing that good bouts can
get the patronage, "whfle ten-round
dancing affairs of the kind put oil by