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BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL KINDS BOXING
What Willie Hoppe is to balkline
billiards, Alfred De Oro is to the
three-cushion, table-game. Some of
the cue stars may, in a brilliant
flash, unhorse the veteran Cuban,
but he is consistently points better
than any other man now playing
Topping his career, last night in a
championship match with August
Kieckhefer, De Oro ran out his string
of 50 points in 35 innings, smashing
a record that nas stood since 1907.
It was a heart-breaking defeat for
Kieckhefer, who ran 35 points, an
average of one per inning.
In the 35 innings De Oro had 14
blanks, but was very busy when once
be got the ball clicking. A six, two
fours, three threes and numerous
doubles accounted for his total At
no stage of the game did he play
safety, attacking brilliantly.
Kieckhefer ran into more calms
than did the champion, but a brilliant
run of eight swelled his total, and a
five and six also were important fac
tors. The game Kieckhefer played
.last night would have given him a
.good lead the previous evening, when
J)e Oro was slightly off form.
The score for the two evenings is
now 100 to 63 in favor of De Oro.
The match win close tonight and the
-Cuban is a certain victor.
Charley Somers, one of the angels
of the American league when that cir
cuit bucked the National in war days,
is in danger of losing his Cleveland
club. A committee of bankers is
handling Somers' affairs, which have
laecome tangled, and they must be
shown that the team will pay in 1916,
or the club win be disposed of.
Last season the club did no more
than break even and this was only
done because of the large sums real
ized from sales of star players. La
joie, Jackson, Gregg, Johnson, Lie
bold and Olson, mainstays of the club
in seasons past, were sold to various
teams of organized baseball and an
effort was made to rebuild with
youngsters. It was not successful.
Other American magnates turned a
deaf ear to the troubles of Somers
and did not give him any assistance
when he hit the rocks. Though he
had sunk a lot of money in the in
fancy of the league, putting it on its
feet, he was allowed to struggle on
alone and even now there is no dispo
sition to help him.
The American has a very peculiar
policy of helping the strong teams
and letting the weak ones get along
as best they can. The New York
Yank" are an illustration.
Some people are getting all work
ed over the fact that three intersec
tional high school football games are
carded for today, two in the east and
one in the west De Paul plays Be
verly at Boston, East Aurora meets
Hamilton at New York, and Everett
High of Boston plays Detroit Central
m the latter city.
Outside of students of the six
schools and a few followers, no one
should be affected by the results. The
winners will probably claim all the
championships in sight, but the losers
will not lose much sleep.
Athletic authorities of Conference
colleges are meeting in Chicago to
day to consider rules for governing
sport Summer baseball will prob
ably be one of the bones of conten
tion and a strong fight will be made
to have the rules altered. There is
sb'ght chance for a change, however.
Six colleges must vote in favor of
changing the rules before they can
be antered and advocates of the pres
ent baseball law claim to have mus
tered enough strength to block such
it is barely possible that college
baseball will be abolished entirely in
the Conference. Such a proposition
will be advanced.
Harry Wills, colored, whipped Sam
Landford in ten rounds at New York.