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Cravath knocked 24 homers. Groh
and Griffith of the Reds took part in
160 games, six more than were
scheduled. The extra half dozen
battles resulting in ties.
v Football Scores
Cornells 19, Sportsmen's Club 0.
Elgin 13, Maywood 7.
Kenmore 54, Parkways 0.
Pullman 2, Bricklayers 0.
Hyde Pk. Blues 2, Chi. Amer. 0.
Caledonians 3, Int. Harvesters 1.
Indoor Ball Scores
Dodger A. C. 6, Oreos 1.
Crescents 12, Central Turners 3.
O'Connell 12, Columbus 1.
Loyola 14, La Rabida 2.
Chicago Gun club experts defeated
the touring major league baseball
gun team, 453 to 406, mainly due to
the ineffective work of Ghristy Ma
thewson and Harry Davis. Chief
Bender broke 91 targets and Otis
A year, or so ago Ted Lewis was
loafing around Australia trying to de
cide whether to join the British army
and fight In the trenches or jump to
the United States and do his fighting
in the ring.
He was an English featherweight
champ, but his title was not doing
him much good. He had whipped all
the boys in England, then gone to
Australia, where he cleaned out the
featherweights and walloped so
many lightweights few boxers want
ed to meet him. When he did get a
bout it didn't pay much money. He
decided on the trip to America.
Now a lot of boxers are sorry he
didn't go to war. There's Jack Brit
ton, for instance. Jack was some
pumpkins, but Lewis beat him twice.
Joe Mandot thought he was on the
road to a fight with Welsh for the
championship, but Lewis, blocked his
Charley White was having things
about his own way among the 135
pounders, but Lewis showed him
some one else carried a hefty kick
in Ms left mitt Kid Graves was do
ing real well as a welterweight and
Lewis upset him.
Lewis his right name, by the way,
is Gershon Mendeloff is a rangy
chap with a terriffic punch. He has
scored a knockdown or two in all his
He's about the most elastic chap
the ring ever produced. He doesn't
bar any one at 133 pounds, yet he
weighed 150 for Graves and expects
to weigh in at 158 if he gets a match
with Mike Gibbons. Just how this
fighter is able to put on and take off
weight like that nobody seems to
know, but he does.
And in doing so this Englishman
who was not making training ex
penses a year ago is piling up a for
tune. If Jess Willard fights in New Or
leans, as he has signed to do, it will
be the first time a heavyweight title
fight has been held there in 25 years.
In 1892 Jim Corbett knocked out
John L. Sullivan at New Orleans and
won the heavyweight title. Sulli
van, Corbett, Fitzsimmons, Jeffries,
Johnson and Willard have held the
title in the past 25 years.
Johnny Kilbane, featherweight
champion, miffed at the criticism he
is picking out the soft ones in his
division, has raised the weight limit
from 122 pounds to 133, and an
nounced that he will meet any man
in the world at that weight
Singe he' became champion Kil
bane has made nearly all his oppo
nents make 122 pounds. He says
there are no 122-pounders worthy of
a championship match and he is
ready to take on lightweights.
"Spot" Ceyer, captain and fullback
of tie Oklahoma university eleven,
can throw a football farther than
some players can kick it He has
made several forward passes of 50
yards and in one game made a pass
of 55 yards more than half the
length of the field. That pass is
claimed as a record for the gridiron
Oklahoma probably makes better.
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