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BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BOXING
' Jess Willard, heavyweight cham
pion, was in Chicago for two hours
this morning on his way to Kansas
City for an exhibition. The big fel
low was greeted by a'small crowd of
fans and had little to say. Tom
Jones is doing the talking for the
Ad Wolgast is in Chicago with an
offer of $25,000 for the battle between
Mike Gibbons and Packey MdFarland.
The ex-lightweight champion de
clined to make public the names of
his backers or the place where it was
intended to hold the fight, but offered
to put the coin in bank as an indica
tion of good faith. His only demand
was that each boxer also put up
$2,500 as forfeit money. McFarland
is scheduled to be in Chicago this
evening to negotiate with Gibbons.
Freddie Welsh outpointed Red
Watson by a slight margin in ten
rounds at Hudson, Wis. A small
crowd turned out jhe fans are tired
of Welsh's tango parties.
Gunboat Smith had a decision over
Tom McCarthy in 12 round at Bos
ton, but both men should have been
chased from the ring. Many specta
tors left during the early rounds be
cause of the punk work. Smith was
afraid of his opponent in the fora part
of the mill and put on a marathon
race. He once floored McCarthy with
a wild swing, and then, didn't know
how to finish him. In the first seven
rounds scarcely a blow was struck.
Toward the close McCarthy recuper
ated and Smith again did some'road
Johnny Kijbane has canceled the
ten-round match scheduled for May
3 at New Orleans with Joe Mandot.
Sam Langford and Porky Flynn,
paid in advance, were stopped in the
eighth round at Montreal became
they weren't putting up a fight.
La Grange 4, Morton 1.
Austin 8, Lewis 7.
Cathedral 3, St Patrick 2.
National League. Pittsburgh 8,
Chicago 6; Boston 4, Brooklyn 3;
Philadelphia 5, New York 0; Cincin
nati 2, St Louis 0.
American League. Detroit 6, Chi
cago 3; Cleveland 9, St. Louis 0; Phil
adelphia 6, New York 2; Boston 5,
Federal League. St. Louis 8, Chi
cago 5; Pittsburgh 4, Kansas City 3;
Buffalo 6, Brooklyn 2. .
After today's game with Pittsburgh
the Cubs depart for a swing around
the western end of the National
league circuit returning home May 2.
They will have the Reds for a five
game tangle when the home lot ,ia
In their games against St. Louis
and Pittsburgh the Cubs have
achieved no wonderful record, but
they have indicated the stuff is-there
to whale both teams consistently in
time. The Bresnahans carry a good
ly wallop, fhere is ginger, spirit and
fight in the crew, and it is not a quit
ting aggregation when things appear
to be breaking the wrong way.
It needs effective pitching, needs
it badly, and at once. The hurling
does hot have to Be airtight, but, it
must be capable of holding the op
position to less than six or seven runs
once in a while, and give" the fielders
an opportunity to employ their de
fensive ability. ..Too many opposing
batters have been put on by passes,
getting a start unearned.
Only one pitcher now in commis
sion has shown enough stuff to get
him through nine innings. That is
Jim Vaughn. Cheney, Zabel, Adams
and Standridge are wild, and their of
ferings are slammed when the ball
goes over the plate.
Lavender's injury, it develops, is
only a bruise and he" will-be ready
again within ten days at the latest
At the time he was hurt Lavender
looked better than for three seasons.
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