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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 24, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 10

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By Mark Shields
This afternoon the Cubs roll into
Pasadena, and, unless Manager Mit
chell makes a radical change in his
plans, actual training work will be
gin tomorrow, with the athletes in
uniforms. Mitchell is a believer in
plenty of work in spring camp, and
there are only a few days for prep
aration at Pasadena. The second
squad will be on the roa'd within a
few days and in that short time Mit
chell must decide who will go with
Sheckard's combination
Some of the infield recruits are al
ready coming in for a share of no
tice, but none of them has done any
thing to warrant the belief he can
shove aside a regular. Shortstop is
the only job for which there is even
a fighting chance for a new infielder,
and even there it is probable Chuck
Wortman has ability enough to stall
off the rush of the rookies.
Several members of the team were
waiting when the crew arrived at
Pasadena, and Mitchell saw some
new faces. Harry Wolter was greet
ed and threatened to oust one of the
regular outfielders. If Wolter is as
good as when he was in the Ameri
can league he will make a fight
worth noticing. Speed and ability to
run the bases was one of his greatest
assets in those days, and the Cubs
are not plentifully supplied with fel
lows who can sneak their way.
around the paths.
Joie Ray set a new Central A. A.
U. Tecord for two miles in opening
the First Regiment athletic meet last
night, traveling the distance in
9:36 3-5, which is 4 4-5 seconds bet
ter than the old indoor mark. In the
jonly other final staged Bockelman of
'the C. A. A. won the standing broad
1 jump, 10 feet 64 inches.
Preliminaries were run off in the ;
4,0-yard dash, 40-yard high and low
hurdles and 440-yard run. Classy
fields qualified in each event and
warm compeition is assured for the
finals tonight. A big entry list stud
ded with stars will be in tie meet.
Claiming he was fouled, Ever
Hammer refused to go on during the
ninth round of his fight with Milburn
Saylor at Gary, and Referee Ed
Smith declared the affair no fight
It was an unsatisfactory ending to
an unsatisfactory bout Hammer
claimed repeated fouls, and there
was little doubt that Saylor was
making a rough fight The referee
said he had no power to name a win
ner in a no-decision fight, so no one
knows officially who copped. If
Hammer was fouled it would seem
he is automatically entitled to the
verdict If he quit without cause it
would seem that Saylor should have
the victory. But the ways of prize
fights these days are too deep and
complex for the ordinary mind.
As usual, the preliminaries were
hotly contested and much more in
teresting than the main bout It
would be a fine plan to put the usual
feature bout on as a prelim and let
the fans get sonie real enjoymentNOut
of the pork and bean boys.
Zeb Terry has signed a White Sox
contract and the South Side infield
is complete. Red Faber is the only
veteran still outside, and there will
be no trouble with the star pitcher.
Swede Risberg and Speed Martin,
Pacific coast recruits, are still hold
ing out and Tip O'Neill has been un
able to persuade them to sign.
Evanston Academy defeated Grand
Rapids Y. M. C. A. in a swimming
meet at Patten gym, 50 to 18.
The West Virginia state senate de
feated a boxing bill which had been
passed by the house of representa
tives. Preparations are completed for the
repeal of the New York boxing law.
Gov. Whitman is working in har-

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