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feASfiBALL SlPOfcTS OF ALL SORTS BOXING
Jack Dillon is taking on a large
order tonight when he meets Gun
boat Smith in Milwaukee, as the gun
ner has an eleven-pound" advantage
in the weights. If he knows how to
make use of this additional beef Dil
lon's task will be magnified.
Dillon has the edge in cleverness
and also carries an important punch
in either hand, but Smith is among
those present when punchers are dis
cussed. He has a variegated record,
including a victory over Jess Willard
and a decisive defeat at the hands' of
In Milwaukee Dillon rules a 10-to-7
favorite, which is about the correct
ratio. He is just getting into the
heavyweight division, having desert
ed the middles, and tonight's bout will
decide his future course of action.
Packey McFarland was billed to be
gin training today at Bernstein's 55th
street gymnasium, with a view -to
making a match with, Freddie Gil
more in the welterweight class. Gil
more has posted a $100 forfeit for
the match, but so far McFarland has
not talked with his money.
Kid Banner was knocked out in the
third round last night by Joe Herrick
The bout was private.
Milburn Saylor took a decision over
Joe Sherman in Memphis, Tenn., last
night Saylor imlicted much punish
ment on the Chicagoan.
George Chip knocked Sailor Szar
mnski out in the eighth round at Cin
cinnati. Chip floored his opponent
sef e"n times.
Two more clubs are needed to com
plete a new Mercantile Baseball
leagde, playing Saturday afternoons.
Address J. M. Lowery, 160 N. 5th av.,
or phone Franklin 1081.
There were no changes among thp
leaders of the American Bowling
Congress tournament at Peoria. The
roiling was poor.
Catchers Bresnahan, Archer, Har
grave. Pitchers Cheney, Vaughn, Hum
phries, Lavender, Pierce, Zabel,
Adams and Standridge.
Infielders Saier, McLarry, Fisher,
Zimmerman, Phelan and Corriden.
Outfielders Williams, Good, Schul
te and Kniseley.
That is the tentative roster of the
Cub team which will start the 1915
race for the National league pennant
Owing to rule which restricts each
club to 21 men, Manager Bresnahan
must cut down on his number of
nitchers and will be forced to let Rob
bins and Schorr, two impressive
youngsters, go back to. the minors
unless a couple of last year's grape
viners can be disposed of.
Each of the hold-over pitchers has
an ironclad contract which guaran
tees him employment at a stated sal
ary and prevents his release to a low
er classified league at a reduced
-wage. If Bresnahan succeeds in get
ting some other major league club to
take over a pair of the heavers, or if
he can send them to a minor club and
pay the difference in salary, then
Schoor and Robbins will stick..
Bresnahan has secured waivers on
a pair of the hold-overs, but declines
to give out their names. A good guesn
identifies them as Lavender and
Pierce, who exhibited little last sea
son. It would undoubtedly be better
business to gamble on the develop
ment of a youngster, especially when
the youngsters show the class of
Robbins. The latter is small for big
league work, but Dick Rudolph of the
Boston Braves proved last sedso'fi
that the" midgets can go some hi Ifie
Jimmy Johnston will probably trip
it back to the Pacific Coast leagliB,
where he is highly tallied, aHa" Alit8fl
may be returned to Memphis. Ray
kdatihg has a chance td go to ftoph
ester in the International Igagiie', aha