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BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BOXING
Packey McFa'rland and Mike Gib
bons may finally decide today where
they will stage their impending quar
rel. They are in session at the Hotel
Morrison, examiningthe various bids.
Seven clubs have made offers rang
ing from 70 to 90 per cent of the gate
receipts. Billy Gibson, the New York
promoter, has offered a flat guaranty
of $18,000, and the scrappers can
have the alternative of 80 per cent of
the total receipts.
From the way the clubowners are
scrambling for the bout, interest in it
must be high all over the country.
New York will probably get the mill,
as bigger crowds can be expected
there than in Milwaukee. Weight of
145 pounds at 3 o'clock has already
been agreed on, so there should be
little squabbling before final papers
Five Chicago and Gary wrestlers
won in the semi-final round of the
national amateur wrestling tourna
ment at San Francisco, an equal
number failing in their efforts to flop
opponents. Those who qualified
were: S. Vorres, Greek-American A.
C, Chicago, 125 pounds; Ben Reu
ben, Hebrew Institute, Chicago, 158
pounds; Earl Caddock, Chicago, A. A.,
175 pounds; H. Borsits, Gary Y. M.
C. A., 115 pounds; V. V. Vosen, West
ern Electric A. C, Chicago, 125
Frank Moran, Pittsburgh heavy
weight, who was whipped in Paris by
Jack Johnson, has been matched to
meet Dick Smith, English heavy,
next month in London.
Jimmy Clabby will be a busy man,
following his meeting with Al McCoy
in Marinette, April 28. Larney Lich
tenstein has matched him with
Young Ahearn, McCoy and George
Chip for the first two weeks in May
before a New York club.
In 1914 there were 149 fatal aero
If Fred Clark's Pittsburgh team
rests above eighth place when the
National league season closes next
October the veteran pilot will either
have performed a managerial miracle
or there will be another team in the
circuit weaker than anything the old
est major has shown over a stretch
of months for several years.
Clarke's team as at present con
stituted is impossible. It has fair
strength behind the bat, but nothing
much in the box. Johnston at first
base was cast off by Cleveland aftei
two seasons of effort and he doesn't
look any better now than he did then.
McCarthy has had several trials at
second base. He is a dandy fielder,
but like Gerber, the shortsttop, also
a sensational defensive man, he can't
bat Jimmy Viox at third base is head
and shoulders above the other inner
wall men. As a whole the infield will
surprise itself if it bats above .230.
Hinchman, Lejeune and Carey make
up a fair outfield. Carey is fast,
Hinchman will hit and play well on
defense, but is slow. Lejeune is a big
In the standing of the clubs this
morning the Cubs should have four
games won and one lost. St Louis
took the second game legitimately.
But better could not be hoped for
when the opposition is slipped 29
bases on balls in five battles. Inter
spersed with the numerous brass
rings were five wild pitches and every
one of them was costly.
1n all this medley twirling Jim
Vaughn has upset the popular belief
about the - wildness of southpaws.
Jim has had better control than any
of the other four Cheney, Lavender,
Zabel and Standdridge who have
worked. Lavender was better than
usual, but the other three were as'
wild as some war correspondents
No ball team can be successful
when its opponents are spotted so
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