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THAT DEHPSEY WILL
MEET GIANT NEGRO
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The simplest procedure to start a
free-for-all fight these days Is to wan
der Into a group of fistic enthusiasts
and ask, nonchalantly:
"Well, how about this Dempsey
Wills thing, hey?"
Everyone that . ever saw a glove
whirling through the ozone has some
sort of idea about that much-discussed
tilt. Each has a most positive
one. And so, when one of these
Greeks meets a Greek with opposite
ideas, something usually transpires
which makes a police department a
necessary adjunt of human life.
"Dempsey won't fight Wills because
he's scared of him because he knows!
that the negro will knock, him askew
and a whele lot else,' 'one faction in
sists. "Say, Dempsey could kill off that
big smoke quickern he took Fulton,"
enarls a Dcmpseyite in rebuttal.
"If he thinks that way why dont he
take him on why don't he take him
on?" is the comeback.
"Because white people don't want
their champions to fight negroes 'ats
why," is the next utterance.
"Say. I'm a white man and I want
Dempsey to fight Wills and If you pull
any more of that stuff I'll sock you a
few on the sniffer," Is the hot retort.
"Oh, you will, eh? you will, eh!
I'd like to se you try "
Bang and the battle Is on. ,
Hope Lost Now.
For several months folks who have
'been keen to see what would develop
if Dempsey and Wills were tossed in
to the same ring, were quite hopeful
that someway, somehow the affair
.would be staged this summer.
But they aren't now.
All hope has fled since Jack Kearns
"Sure, I'll send Jack against Wills
if I'm guaranteed J500.000 for
1 Jack's end."
! The anti-Dempeey clan construes
ithe Kearns' attitude this way:
"Kearns doesn't want to have
Dempsey meet Wills because he fig
ures that Dempsey couldn't win from
the black giant. But Kerns is too
smart to risk deliberately adverse
public opinion by 6aying Dempsey
positively will not fight Wills. So he
just goes ahead and places his figure
so high as to make the fight impossi
ble." The Dempsey faction looks at it this
"Dempsey got $300,000 for fighting
Carpentier. There was big interest in
that match, yet the interest wasn't
one-half that there is now in the pro
posed Dempsey-Wills thing. Such a
battle, because It involves a bigger
element of defeat for Dempsey than
did the Carpentier match, should
draw as much, if not more than did
the Carpentier fight. So why shouldn't
Kearns demand the $500,000 for
And that's that.
"Bout Is Unlikely.
At this moment it seems unlikely
that Dempsey and Wills ever will get
together. The announcement by a
member of the New Jersey state box
ing commission that no license ever
will be issued for such a match dur
ing the lifetime of the present body,
kicks the props from under the only
place where it seemed possible to
hold such a bout.
If it is held anywhere else, it would
mean that an arena jseating from 75,
000 to 100,000 persons would have to
be built. Its cost would be between
$150,000 and $250,000.
Where in America, or Montreal, or
Europe, 13 there a promoter who is
going to put that much money" into
an Q rein Q vithnnt tVia aKoj-ilnta
tainty that he can stage the bout?
And he can't be absolutely certain of
putting on the affair up to the last
minute because a white man-black
man fight, being unpopular with the
masses, may be halted at any time by
a court injunction started by "blue
And so it begins to look a3 if Jack
Dempsey's title, as far as acquisition
by a black man is concerned is per
fectly safe and that Harry Wills,
wonder-man though he may be, never
is going to get a smash at the King
largely because of Jack Johnson's mis
behaviour years ago.
(Copyright ll2t Ity Kins Featnrea
MEET TO BE HERE
The Southwestern Regional outdoor
athletic meet of the. Pennsylvania
probably will be held in Richmond in
August, according to word received
at the local Pennsy offices. Nine other
divisions aside from the Richmond di
vision will compete in this meet, and
those qualifying in the respective
events will go to the finals at Altoona
Track and field events will hold the
attention of the majority of the ath
letes of the Pennsylvania divisions,
while baseball, tennis, boxing, swim
ming, trapshooting, horseshoe pitching,
quoits, shuffle board, wrestling, tug-of-war
and other events will be entered
into by the best on the Pennsy system
of thi3 region.
Provided the meet is brought to
Richmond, the local management un
der Omer Todd would have one of the
biggest tasks in taking care of the
athletes which has faced the local rail
road authorities in some time.
DEMPSEY TO APPEAR
IN EXHIBITION BOUT
(By Associated Press!
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., June 20.
Jack Dempsey will meet Andre An
dersen of Chicago in a five-round ex
hibition bout here on the night of
July 3, Dan Lackey, local boxing pro
moter, announced today. Contracts
have not been signed.
Takeagood doseof Carter's little Liver Pffls
fated ball Mayor" Is bcott; Earns That Title in 900 Games .
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Scott and his hands, which
helped make him brilliant
shortstop and enabled him to set
By NORMAN E. BROWN.
Everett Scott perfect ball player.
Much has been written about the
"super-players" of the great national
game. Batting and fielding records,
hurling statistics, home-run clouting
figures and what not have been pro
duced from time to time to boost the
nomination of Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth,
Christy Mathewson and other heroes
for the hall of fame. And these men
deserve the glory accorded them. They
have been super-players all, in their
There are, . though, some players
who while running through their span
In the big shows never soar to the
dizzy heights, in any one department
of the game. They deserve soma dis
tinction. Their value has lain, not so
much in their super-playing as In their
consistent, conscientious work under
any and all conditions. On or two
of these jewels are to be found, on
any ball club. They play a big part
in welding any baseball machine into
a winning aggregation by their steady,
heady, co-operative ways.
Why not give these men the glory
that is theirs? Why not call them
Everett Scott is hereby nominated
for that class.
Consider his case.
On June 20, 1916, Scott trotted mod
estly out to shortfield with the Red
At New York
&t. .Louis 203 000 000 5 9 0
New York .020 000 101 4 10 2
Pfeffer and Ainsmith; Douglas,
Causey, Barnes and Smith,
At Brooklyn R H E
Pittsb'g 001 000 022 000 00 5 11 0
Brooklyn 000 100 004 000 01 6 13 4
Glazner. Hamilton and firwri
Weinert. Winters and Henline.
At Cleveland - - R H E
New York 100 000 010- 2 7 0
Cleveland '.....010 000 03x 4 10 1
Mays, Jones and Hoffman: Mails,
Uhle and O'Neill.
At Chicago- R H E
Washington ...000 000 000 0 4 0
Chicago 000 000 02x 2 6 0
Mogridge and Gharrity; Schupp and
At St. Louis R H E
Philadelphia ...020 000 000 2 6 4
St. Louis 002 000 lOx 3 6 1
Heimach, Naylor and Perkins; Kolp
At Detroit R H E
Boston 010 040 040 9 12 1
Detroit 311 150 OOx 11 15 1
Quinn, Fullerton, Piercy and Ruel;
Stoner, Oldham, Johnson and Bassler.
At Louisville R H E
Minneapolis 041 010 001 0310 16 0
Louisville ..000 300 400 00 7 14 2
Mangum, Haid, Thormahlen and
Mayer; Long, DeBerry and Brottem.
At Indianapolis ' RUE
St. Paul 002 100 122 8 14 1
Indianapolis . . .100 000 010 2 8 6
Benton and Gonzales; Cavet and
At Toledo R H E
Kansas City 000 003000 3 9 2
Toledo 011 003 02x 7 12 2
Carter and McCarty; Terry and
At Columbus R H E
Milwaukee 002 002 000 4 13 5
Columbus 001 131 lOx 7 12 1
Gearin and Myatt; Burwell and
All Eastern Contenders
Ready For $50,000 Race
(By Associated Press)
NEW YORK, June 20. All the east
ern contenders for the three year old
thorough-bred crown except J. S. Cos
den's Snob II, whose foot injury fol
lowed a disappointing reversal of form
will be ready to face the barrier in the
special $50,000 race at Latonia, Ky.,
Benjamin Block has arrived in La
tonia with his dauntless Morvich. Hay
Payne Whitney's Whiskaway, which
took tha measure of Block's colt in
the Carlton at the Aqueduct track, and
his stable-mate Olympus, will be
shipped tomorrow to Kentucky and on
the same day Pillory, R. T. Wilson's
winner of the Preakness and Belmont
stakes will leave for the Blue Grass
The chances of Olympus In the Spe
cial were regarded as on a par, if not
better than Whiskaway's until his de
feat by Flying Cloud in the Hanover
handicap at Aqueduct. The conqueror
of the Block colt now looms as the
chief standard bearer of the Whitney
f alee for
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ish your meals without fear of trouble to follow.
Mfllionsof aliases take them for Biliousness, Diza-
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RICHMOND PALLApiUM AND
Sox team after a brief absence. And
from that date to this he has not
missed a single game his team has
played. He is now with the Yankees.
During the first five and a half
years of his wonderful record he
played under the Red Sox banner and
under four managers Carrigan,
Barry, Barrow and Duffy. Then he
joined the New York Yankeesr-a
championship outfit and with a new
club and under a new manager, step
ped right Into the first game and con
tinued his work without interruption.
During the 6lx years that he has
played baseball day in and day out he
has delivered the goods- to satisfy fans
of two towns, five managers, half a
dozen magnates (owners and part
owners of the 'two teams) and the
sport writers following his teams.
This in the face of real opposition
from stars who-were sitting on the
bench waiting to take his place at the
Think of it! Nine hundred games at
the pace the public and everyone else
demands of a big league player.
NEW PARIS VICTOR
OVER VERONA NINE
NEW PARIS, O., June 20. With a
polished lineup, New Paris defeated
the Verona, Ohio, baseball team on
the home diamond Sunday afternoon
by the score of 9 to 0. Breece, New
Paris pitcher, held the visitors to three
hits and prevented them scoring.
The local players stole ten bases
during the contest, while the Verona
runners could pilfer but two.
Several changes have been made in
the local lineup and the team is now
strong enough to meet any of the fast
teams in the community.
Dunlapsvllle will come to New Paris
next Sunday for a game with the
strengthened local team. They have
lost only one game this season.
NEW PARIS AB R H PO A E
Daugherty, cf 5 0 0 0 0 0
Harrigan, If 4 2 1 0 0 0
Diggs, If l
Swanson, 2b 3
McGill, c 4
Benson, 3b." 4
Breece, p 4
Cunningnam, lb. ... 4
Jennings, ss 5
Melody, rf 3
Totals 37 9 11 18 11 1
VERONA AB R H PO A E
Overholser, cf. ..... 5 0 1 0 0 t
Huffman, rf. 4 0 0 3 0 0
Emerick, 2b., ss 4 0 0 1 2 3
Haines, 3b 3 0 1 1 2 0
Burley, If 4 0 1 0 0 0
Cupp, c 4 0 0 9 3 0
R. Sellers, lb . 3 0 0 10 0 1
Myers, ss., p 3 0 0 0 2 0
Harsh, p 2 0 0 0 2 0
Hill, 2b 2 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 34 0 3 24 11 4
Two-base hits Melody, McGill.
Double plays Jennings to Cunning
ham to McGill; Cunningham (un
assisted). Struck-out By Breece 10; by Harsh
6; by Myers, 4.
Base on balls By Breece, 2; by
Stolen bases Swanson, Harrigan,
2; Harsh, Myers, Benson, 2; Jennings,
3; Melody, Cunningham.
FIVE LEADING BATTERS
OF EACH MAJOR LEAGUE
Hornsby, St. L. 59
Kelly. N. Y. ...58
Bigbee, Pitts. ..54
Grimes, Chicago 57
Sisler, St. L....61
Cobb, Det 47
Blue, Det. 54
V . - M S .1
AB R H Pct.!
224 50 89 .397
221 31 79 .358
223 37 79 .354
206 41 73 .354
244 52 86 .353
AB R H Pet.
250 56 109 .436
187 36 73 .386
213 44 80 .376
180 34 66 .367
206 49 75 .364
has more than . 10,000
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Battery Service by the Year
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SUN - TELEGRAM, RICHMOND,
" ' " ' " '" ' ' '
Nine hundred games without a day
off for illness or other reasons.
Nine hundred games without a day
off through an ill-timed run-in with an
Nine hundred games without a se
vere batting slump or fielding slump
that would force any fair-minded man
ager to bench him temporarily to give
him a rest.
Nine hundred games uninterrupted
by a jump from a mediocre club to a
championship outfit an all-star aggre
gation where even star players warm
th bench. t
There ought to be some recognition
for such work.
He has demanded a place among
the leaders in fielding quite aften. He
is known as a brilliant shortstop. But
alongside the men who have ted their
league in batting, home-run hitting or
in hanging up hurling victories, he has
gone almost unnoticed.
And yet he has shown himself to
be one of the most valuable men if
not the most prized man in baseball.
He is in a class by himself.
If he isn't "The Perfect Player,"
How They Stand
Clubs Won Lost
New York 37
St. Louis 33
Clubs Won Lost
tt. LiOUlS 37
New York ..35
Cleveland . 30
ciuds Won Lost
St. Paul 36
Kansas City 25
Cincinnati at Boston.
Chicago at Philadelphia.
Pittsburg at Brooklyn. '
St. Louis at New York.
Washington at Chicago.
New York at Cleveland.
Philadelphia at St. Louis.
Boston at Detroit.
Minneapolis at Louisville.
St. Paul at Indianapolis.
Kansas City at Toledo.
Milwaukee at Columbus.
The Reds were rained out of Bos
ton Monday, but they were slated to
get busy Tuesday in an effort to im
prove their record with Eastern teams
$2 to $4.50
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IND., TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 1922.
I H Ml II. , I
IJOHNSIIN IS SHIITflllT
MONARCH OF MAJORS;
HAS RECORD OF 95
WASHINGTON, June 20. Local
baseball statisticians digging back Into
the records of Walter Johnson, who by
blanking the Chicago WTiIte Sox Sun
day l to 0 ygistered his seventh vic
tory this st"t4K)n against three defeats
have found that not only has the "Big
Train" of the Washington staff en
tered the ultra-select class of pitchers
with a life-time average of .600 or bet
ter but he has clinched his title to the
champion shutout king of the majors.
Sunday's blank drawn by the White
Sox was the 95th Johnson has handed
out in his big league career. -
Johnson's total number of 527 vic
tories against 217 defeats for an av
erage of .601 is considered a remark
able tribute to his prowess as he has
been backed by clubs- of a second class
in a great majority of the sixteen
seasons he has worm a Washington
uniform. There is only one pitcher
now in harness who is consedered to
have a ghost of a chance to top John
son in shut out fame and that is
Grover Alexander, of the Chicago
Cubs. As Alexander had but eighty
goose-egg verdicts to his credit at the
start of the present season the chance
I of his overhauling the Washington
jtwirler is deemed exceedingly slim.
intra on tne list of shutout artists
is the veteran Babe Adams of Pitts
burg, who had 43 to his credit when
the Beason opened. Next in line are
Jim Vaughn and George Tyler with 41
and 34 respectively, but both of whom
are regarded as about finished. John
son's closest rival in the American
league is Dutch Leonard, Tiger hold
out now suspended for pitching for
an outlaw club. He is credited with
33 shutout victories. Others who have
over a score of shutouts- chalked up,
not Including this season's results, are
Joe Bush, 27; Bob Shawkey, 26; Carl
Mays, 23; Stan Coveleskie, 22, and
Ray Caldwell, 22.
Champions Kilbane, Wilson
Mast Fight or Will Forfeit
Their Titles, Is Ruling
1 (By Associated Press)
NEW YORK, June 20. Today was
the last day of grace granted by the
New York Athletic commission to
Johnny Kilbane and Johnny Wilson,
featherweight and middleweight box
ing champions, to agree to meet chal
lengers for their titles. Failure to do
so the commission announced in a re-
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cent ultimatum to -both boxers will re
sult in the forfeiture, so far as- its
jurisdiction Is concerned, of their
championship claims, which will be
thrown open to all contenders making
the required weights.
The commission early today had re
ceived no replies to its notification to
Kilbane that he must accept the chal
lenge of Johnny Dundee. Wilson, who
was advised he must fulfill a contract
to box Harry Greb, the new light
heavyweignt champion is said to have
Indicated his willingness to go ahead
with the contest, but as yet no defi
nite arrangements have been made.
The commission, whose attitude to
ward Kilbane and Wilson is under
stood to have the endorsement of the
boxing commissions in Massachusetts,
New Jersey and Ohio and also in Can
ada, announced also it would refuse
to Issue licenses In this state to eith
er boxer in failure to accede to its de
mands. Maher Meats and the Item nines
were slated to meet Tuesday afternoon
at Exhibition park in the first Com
mercial league games of the week.
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Defeat Rotary Tosseri
Pennsy horseshoe pitchers defeated
the JRotary . tossers on the RichmonJ
Community Service courts on' Soutfc
Tenth street Monday evening by thi
final score of 144 to 120. The Pennsy
players took two matches and the
Rotary won out in one. -
Following is the result: Kellar and
Delucio, Pennsy, defeated Moss and
Nusbaum, Rotary, 50 to 30; Hill and
Mathews, Rotary, defeated Wagner
and Kluesener, Pennsy , 50 to 44;
Sweet and Paust, Pennsy, defeated
Edwards and Reid, Rotary, 50 to 44.
The record of ringers made, fol
lows: Dlucio, 6; Mathews, 5; Moss,
5; Kluesener. 4; Edwards, 3; Paust,
3; Kellar, 3; Sweet, 2; Nusbaum. 2;
Hill, 1. . . . . ...
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