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THE TIMES: MARCH 2$, 1913
EDITED BY T. F. MAGNER
Bout Between Willard and Fulton May Be Staged in Connecticut
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MULVIHILL MAY LAND BIG BOUT;
TELLS COLONEL MILLER HIS PLANS
The coming battle between Jess
Willard, the owner of the heavyweight
crown and late circusp erformer, and
Fred Fulton, the' Minnesota plasterer,
will probably take place somewhere
In Connecticut. Col. Joseph E. Miller,
who holds the "papers" for the bout
between the two giants of the ring,
declared on his arrival In New York
yesterday that if satisfactory arrange
ments could be made the fight would
. take place In the East. .
Upon hearing jthese words uttered,
'Joe Mulvihlll, the fight promoter, of
New Haven, promptly offered the
Colonel $185,000 to stage the bout in
. Danbury, Bridgeport or New Haven.
Mulvlhlll also whispered to the Colo
nel that there was no law against
boxing in the state of Connecticut and
that 20-round decision bouts had been
held in New Haven in the past.
Mulvlhlll added that ample seating
capacity for the out could be ar-
. ranged for at the ' Danbury Fair
Ground and at the ballp ark in
' Bridgeport. He has already talked to
the officials of the state about holding
the bout and they are going to give
him his answer on Monday.
"Mr. MulvihiU's offer sounds good,"
aid the Colonel afterward, "but I'll
wait a while and look around. I have
received a number of offers, some le
gitimate and others from men who
are loking for a little free advertis
ing. "I'm not looking for any angel for
the bout and would prefer to stage it
myself. But wherever It is held, I
will have to have some local people in
with me. Friends of Mike Collins,
manager of Fulton, have made me an
offer of $136,000 to take the bout off
my hands and stage It in Minneapolis.
"There is not the slightest chance
of the bout being held In New Jersey.
In the first place that state allows
only eight rounds and, furthermore,
only eight ounce gloves can be used.
Such conditions would not create
Connecticut would be the ideal spot
to settle thes upremaey between the
two gladiators, for the bout would
draw a flock of fans from New York.
It Is less than a two-hour ride to
New Haven, Bridgeport or Danbury
on a special train, and the New York
crowd would be willing to pay high
prices for ringside seats, provided, of
course, that the bout was for 15
rounds or more and to a decision.
"BOB" S HAWKEY
LOST TO YANKEES
PIRATES BEAT ATHLETICS.
Jacksonville, Fla., March 29 The
battle between the Pirates and the
Athletics was continued yesterday
with a decision in favor of Pittsburgh,
by 2 to 1. The score: R. If. B.
Philadelphia (A) 1 6 2
Pittsburgh (N) , . 2 8 1
Batteries Geary, Gregg, Myers and
McAvoy; Cooper, Miller and Wagner.
CUBS BLANK OAKLAND.
Oakland, Cal., March 29 The Chi
cago Cubs defeated the Oakland club
here yesterday by a score of 4 to 0.
The score: R. H. E.
Chicago (N) 4 9 0
Oakland (Paclflio Coast)... 0 B 5
Batteries Alexander and Killifer;
Kremer and Miller.
Macon, fia.. March 29. A hie gap
was torn in the Yankee pitching staff
yesterday. Bob Shawkey hung his
hajsftHnii rv.a in thf fifsfit and an
nounced he would leave for Philadel
phia toflay to enlist to fight for Uncio
stintr his lot with
the aviation branch of the service.
Early last evening Shawkey re
ceived word from Washington that
his classification had been transferrai
to Class 1A and that he had received
No. 247 in the drawing, which practi
aoly made it a -certainty he would bo
called soon. Shawkey is married, but
on account of his being separated
from his wife his classification was
changed to 1A. Having a liking fot
the aviation branch of the service anl
knowing that if drafted he might be
assigned to another branch he decid
ed to enlist at once.
Shawkey's loss will toe felt keenly
by Huggins, as he had exipected Bob
would be one of hie mainstays in the
box. The none too strong appearing
staff of Yankee hurlers now will have
to be strengthened by the addition Jf
some heavier to fill Shawkey's place.
The lack of certainty regarding Ed lie
Flank maves it aimisi iiu.1-
H-uggins secure another veteran
In the two and a half years Shaw
Vmc ihMTi witi the Yankees he has
been shelled off the peak only twice.
Last Fourth of July morning vvasn
ington chased him to cover. The only
other time Shawkey spilled the pitch
er's burden for the Yanks was in 1916,
when he was yanked out of the box
in a game against Cleveland. With
a heavy hitting team- behind him
every one looked for a big year for
Bob this season.
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Marlln, Tex., March 29 "Goo di,
Marlin." The Giants, big and little,
finished the hard two weeks' grind
here yesterday and have started
north to begin a series of toadhop
ping from one Southern town to an
other, until the final leap plunks
them down In Gotham on April 14.
Some of the rookies and one or twa
regular pitchers will remain in Mar
lin over Sunday for a last loosening
up. That done. Jack Onslow, the big
.Batcher, will lead a march to John
Ganzel's training camp, at Parsons.
Kan., commanding a troop composed
of Hubbel, Hogan, Johnsonand Pitt,
Baker, Hoyt, Swigler and O'Neill will
strike out for Nashville.
mith and Oausey will be held
temporarily. Hemingway is the only
man who has not been disposed of In
any way. He may be kept with, the
With the exception of Schupp and
Sallee, the Giant twirlers are leav
ing in better condition than on any
similar occasion Schupp's arm Is un
questionably sore and his short ses
sion on the mound the other day did
not loosen it up any.
Sallee was whipped back Into the
arnica class unexpectedly because he
tried to put too much on the ball at
his last appearance. It isn't like the
old "Sheriff" to rush things, but the
balmy weather hoodwinked Slim into
believing that he could go at top
speed for one warm afternoon at
least. He is paying for his indis
cretion, and today sat on the bench
with Schupp cursing pitching luck in
The big fellows wound up the day
by playing an exhibition game for
the benefit of St. Joseph's church at
Rimes Park. Mrs. George Burns
and Mrs. Sallee took most of the
available tickets and then began a
"tagging" campaign that was a de
McGraw mixed regulars and rook
ies and the regulars won by a score
of 18 to 8.
Mort IJndsey, the local bowler, was
in good form yesterday in his nine
game match with Franccini of Nauga
tuck and woh the series from the up
state man by a 5 to 4 xerdict Fran
ehini was credited with four strikes
and 17 spares, while Lindsey had eight
strikes to his credit and 17 spares.
Lindsey won the series, 6-4.
The most sensational game bowled
on the alleys here was the fifth game
when Lindsey came up from behnd in
what appeared to be a lost game,
scored a triple header, and breat
Franchini, 186-125. The scores'.
Franchinni 1115, 1177, 82, 109 125,
100, 90, 106, 86. Total, 933. Aver
- The triple header score follows:
Franchini 10, 27, 37, 52, 661, 80,
89, 108, 1117. 125. Total, 125.
Lindsey 9, 19, 28, 35, 43, 52, 82,
108, 1266,6 136. Total, 136.
Gents, step right this way and meet
Mistah Albert Benefacto Peterson, the
blonde duckpin annihilator of tha
Newspapermen's bowling outfit! The
hoy who came across with three
healthy scores lsat evening in the Holy
Rollers league at Connie Lewis' Park
City alleys, thereby giving the Scribes
a two to one victory over Dinnie Sulli
van's Traflic Cops five.
If it hadn't been for Pete's Stellar
rolling goodness only knows where tho
pencil pusher would have landed after
the three games were over. Brothers
Donegan and Magner were In there
like a fish trying everything known to
bowling science but failed to make
anything that looked like a score bet
ter than a five year old kid would pull
on the slippery lanes.
It was certainly a big night fol
friend Pete. In the first game he was
knocking 'em right and left across the
boards and finished the tenth frame
with a neat little 134 score. In the
next game Pete registered a mark of
104 and pulled in an even century in
the final game, making his night's
total 338. Here's hoping Peterson
Isn't claimed in the draft until the
season is over.
The City Hall bunch added a few
more points to their standing in first
place by taking the Twelfth District
Republican club into camp by winning
all three games. The City Officials
total of 1499 broke the league record
adding to wenty pins to the mark.
Next week the Scribes will have It
out with Matt Lucey's leaders while
the Traffic Cops will take on the
Twelfth District club. The scores:
Mahoney 96 91
Magner 78 75
Donegan 90 87
Peterson 134 104 100 338
Hafele 87 93 105 285
STONE DEFEATS JOHNSON.
Charlie Johnson, representing the
Algonquin alley of New Haven, went
down to defeat at the Hands' of Bob
Stone at the Wooster alleys. Water-
bury, yesterday afternoon. Stone won
five out of nine games.
It was not until the last game was
rolled that the winner of the series
was decided. In the last box of the
deciding game Stone led Johnson by
the center for three pins, losing the
five pins and on a spare Johnson hit
match and series by five pins. The
series was marked by the poqr breaks
for Johnson. The score:
Stone 93, 121, 91, .108, 102, 95, 114,
115, 108. Total, 94. Average, 105.2.
Johnson: 93 106, 99, 966, 100., 106,
116, 93, 103. Total, 912. Average,
PORTO STTLTj CLIMBING
Joe Porto, the Academy star of New
Haven, entrenched himself in the lead
of the state individual duckin tourna
ment in Naugatuck last night at the
expense of .Fred Teller, the Naugatuck
premier bowler, when he defeated him
seven out of nine games.
Porto had perfect control over the
little pill and scored above one hun
dred in every game. He lost the first
and last game to Teller. The above
achievement is the first atttained in the
His victory over Teller proved to
be quite a surprise as Teller was look
ed forward to win the series. The few
New Haven fans who followed Porto
to the home of the enemy had the
time of their lives watching the little
fellow take game after game, much to
the disappointment of the large Teller
delegation which turned out at the
White Bear alleys. The score.
Porto 103, 104, 106, 116, 110, 108,
1X5, 132, 113. Total, 1007. Average,
Tellei 126, 91, 105, 108, 102, 88,
104, 92, 119. Total, 935. Average,
Totals 485 450 464 1399
Smallwood 87 109 96 292
Beardsworth 95 83 86 265
74 9.4 80 248
Coles 83 93
Green 101 95
Totals 440 475 445 1360
Brown 90 90 116 296
Tenney 85 120 84 289
Sherwood 87 89 107 283
Connor 90 92 77 259
Nichols 87 105 102 294
Totals ...439 496 486 1421
Garrity 91 101 92 284
Winton 94 112 93 299
Chorne 102 101 108 311
Lucey .....105 93 107 305
Brennan 107 102 91 300
Totals 499 509 491 1499
t LEWIS-BARBER POSTPONED.
Due to Joe Barber of Southington
meeting with ian injury to his foot,
the scheduled game between Barber
and Connie Lewis of this city i
postponed. Lewis was at the railroad
station yesterday afternoon waiting for
a train when he received word from
Barber that the match would have to
be postponed. . Barber ran a nail into
his foot Wednesday and was unable
to take part in the game.
New York, March 29 The Inter- I
national League disbanded yesterday.
after being in existence for 26 years.
The meeting at which this action was
taken was held behind locked doors
and according to all the noises -and oc
casional volleys of conversation
which wafted through the transom
there was a wide variance of opinion
about what should be done. When
the club owners went into session
Acting . President Charles T. Chapin
of Rochester told the club owners that
the meting would differ from the
meting of Wednesday, inasmuch as
only one club owner would be per
mitted to speak at one time. After
being in session a short while, this
rule was automatically suspended.
The league disbanded by a vote of
6 to 2. None of the club owners ex
cept Mr. Chapin would say how they
voted. The acting president held the
proxy of the defunct Buffalo olub and
he cast the Rochester and Buffalu
voes in favor of disbanding. The two
votes, in favor of continuing, were
cast by Richmond and Newark.
During the meeting Mr. Chapin left
the chair and Samuel Litchtenhein
presided while the Rochester owner
made the motion that the league dis
band. First he stated that Rochester
wished to withdraw from the league.
The motion to disband was seconded
by the Providence club.
B. W. Wilson of the Richmond club
then offered an amendment to the
motion asking for the league to con
tinue and made ah attempt to per
suade the club owners to hold the
league together. No one would second
Mr. Wilson's amendment so when the
original motion to disband was put to
a vote, Mr. Wilson of Richmond, and
James Price of Newark voted against
it. Baltimore Montreal, Toronto,
Rochester, Buffalo and Providence
voted the organization into oblivion.
When Jack Dunn of Baltimore was
asked what was to become of all the
International players he said that he
d,id not think there were any players
left in the organization, except per
haps a few untried recruits. Presi
dent James C. McGill said that he
came here with the intention of buy
ing some of the league's players, but
much to his surprise, he found that
there were no players for sale, as
they had all been disposed of. If this
is true, it will come as a great sur
prise to many of the players who
have been waiting patiently for the
league to disband so that they could
get other positions.
One of the International League
players said that if the club owners
had disposed of their players secretly,
knowing that the league would soon
disband, the players would all proba
bly seek redress from .the National
Commission. The fact of the league's
disbanding makes all theplayera free
agents automatically and according to
baseball law, the International League
lso surrenders its territory. . These
mtters will be taken up immediately
by the National Association, and if
there is any delay or complications
about the matter, the National Com
mission will step in and adjust condi
There was more or less discussion
yesterday that an effort would be
made to reorganize the league under
a new name and under lower classifi
cation. If this reorganization is to be
tried none of the club "owners of tha
late departed league care to say any
thing about it. By combining a few
of the International League cities
some of the New York State cities and
perhaps one or two Eastern League
cities, such a circuit might be organ
ized, but from present uncertain indi
cations, such a league seems very unlikely.
Clark Griffith will carry a small
team this year. He took only twenty
three South and he is not yet through
with the pruning knife.
Casey Stengal, former Rohfci and
now with the Pirates, is as cocky aa
ever, according to the reports from
the Pittsburg camp.
fhe" Sport Spotlight
By T. F. Magner
HOW THE PLAYERS LOOK.
Won. Lost. P.C.
Porto, New Haven 26 10 .722
Stone, Waterbury 32 22 .593
Lindsey, Bridgeport.... 21 15 .583
Barber, Southington ... 18 18 .500
Harper, Waterbury ... . 22 23 .489
Johnson, New Haven 24 30 .444
Franchini, Naugatuck . . 20 25 .444
Teller, Naugatuck 16 20 .444
Lewis, Bridgeport ..... 14 22 .389
Dewey, Bridgeport .... 5 13 '.278
LAST NIGHT'S RESULTS
Lindsey, 5; Franchini, 4.
Stone, 5; Johnson, 4.
Porto, 7; Teller, 2.
Lewis-barb our, postponed.
Dewey vs. Porto, Arcade.
Lewis vs. Dewey, Arcade.
Stone vs. Harper, Waterbury.
Johnson vs. Porto, New Haven.
Teller vs. Franchini, Naugatuck.
Standing of Teams.
City Officials 16
Twelfth District 11
Traffic Cops 7
TODAY IN PTJlGiHJISTIC ANNALS
1912 Jim Savage outpointed Al Ku
biak in ten rounds at New York. ,
1912 CRudy Unholz outpointed Kid
Alberts in ten rounds at Cleveland. ,
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good man for that position and his
knowledege should be of much benefit
to the club.
Hapr Myers, who played in the big
leagues for several seasons, is now in
the army, stationed: at Camp lewis,
Instead of kicking .over the traces
when he ' learned that he had -been
sent to the Athletics by the Red Sox
Third Baseman Larry Gardner sen
sibly reported to Connie Mack and
Is working diligently to help the
team. Gardner hated to leave Bos
ton, where he was a jjublic idol, but
he realized that he couldn't buck
against the rules of Organized Base
ball. Consequently he is aiding
Mack by exerting his Influence over
the other players and in that way he
is making a new army of friends in
Philadelphia. The Red Sox may
regret Gardner's departure before the
KUNZ UP TO OLD TRICKS.
Battling Kunz, the Norwalk coaling station proprietor who won the
lightweight title of the state while in a welterweight condition, was up to
his old tricks last night by failing to appear at Rackoczi hall to meet Red
Allen, the local boxer. Kunz put the Western A. C. officials in wrong with
the crowd when the announcement was made that the Norwalk fighter
would not meet Allen. Kunz sent one of his friends along to offer some
frame-up excuse but the fans didn't fall for it.
This is not the first time that Kunz has handed the local fans a
laugh. He was advertised to meet Bud Palmer at Sokol hall last winter
and at the last minute telephoned th at he wouldn't go on unless he was to
get more money than which he first a greed to fight for.
Kunz has been the object of criti cism for some time past, not alone in
Bridgeport, but in other cities aroun d the state. - If the matchmakers
would all agree to ignore him and give a willing fighter a chance to make
a few dollars, the boxing would benefit. The authorities in this city would
be helping the game by refusing to allow Kunz to take part in boxing ex
As a regular fellow in the fight game Kunz is a Joke,
WILL OPPOSE N
The National Association of Ama
eral followers of the game have organ
Association at a session held at Thu
nately Frederick Lowenthal and She
After a preliminary discussion as
body the name of Lieut. Edgar S. A
for president. His name was later w
Class B national champion and non
club, elected to the office. The other
ed at a meeting" next week.
teur Billiard Players has a rival. Sev-
ized' the American Amateur Billiard
m's Academy Thursday night. Alter
pard G. Barclay presided,
to the plans of the newly organized
ppleby, now in France, was suggested
ithdrawn and William Gershel, former
resident member of the Bridgeport
officers are to be nominated and elect-
INTERNATIONAL PASSES OUT.
The International League, one o f the oldest baseball institutions in the
country, voted to disband yesterday. This is 'nothing new or startling to the
baseball public, especially those who have been watching the develop
ments in the league during the past two months. As early as February 1 5
some of the magnates held a quiet little pow-wow and figured that the best
way out of the tangle this year would be to bury the league and get rid of
the players in the best way financially.
BENEFIT TO EASTERN.
The Eastern League should benefit by reaping in some of the stars of
the old Barrow circuit. Providence, for many years a member of the
International, will no doubt jump into Dan O'Neil's merger outfit. Next
week the Eastern crowd figure on a meeting in Springfield which will also
decide what is going to be done about baseball this year.
Several of the clubs in this sectio n are ready to start while a few are
up against it for players from last year's team who have been called in
the draft. .Local fans have been on t he anxious seat for some time past as
to what chances there is for an Eastern League's circuit.
BAT LEVINS KY, AUTHOR.
Battling Levinsky has been pers uaded by the army officials to take his
pen in hand and dash off a series of instructions, entitled "The Art of
Fistiana," in nine lessons. If Levinsky can splash the ink stuff as good as
he can handle his fists, the articles s hould be well worth looking over. The
idea of the lessons is to instruct the soldiers at Camp Devens the art of
self-defense. The book explains the blows, positions and fine points In
BRIXTON BEATS DUFFY
Atlanta, Ga., March 29 Jack
Britton was 'awarded the referee's
decision over Jimmy Duffy in their
bout here last night. Keferee William
Haack of Memphis, in the eighth
round of a scheduled ten round bout,
stopped the bout, and pointing to
"This is the only- man doing any
fighting, and I award the fight to
Chief Bender Is kicking over the
traces. He's dissatisfied with the terms
offered him by iPresident Baker. He
threatens to quit unless the (Phils meet
Tommy Shea of New Haven is tra
that fifteen round bout with Sammy
will be one of importance for Shea, a
win from the Hartford lad in their la
mingle with the weight set at 124 p
122 pounds going into the ring, Shea,
of the best boys in the country step
to the skies in the coming battle.
NG FOR WALTZ.
ining at his gym in the Elm City for
Waltz at Meriden April 4. This bout
s he had all he could do to grab off a
st meeting. This time the boys will
ounds instead of 122, ringside. At
is in good shape and can make some
along;. Hartford fans will back Waltz
Charley Pitts, the local lightwe
tion on the grounds of being a British
city tomorrow for Camp Devens with
taken to fill the city's quota of 146.
Henry Gifford, came to this city abo
the beet boys in the state during his
fight was at New Haven last Monday
ight, whowaived all claim for exemp-
subject from Australia, will leaye this
the other draftees who are to be
Pitts, whose right name is Charley
ut a year ago and has met some of
engagements In the ring. His last
night with Paul Doyle of New York.
Johnny Ertle, the St. Paul Kewpi e, will meet Pal Moore of Memphis
in a fifteen round decision bout at Baltimore'on April 10.
The only thing we like about the coming fight between Jess Willard.
and Fred Fulton that it is going to be held far enough! away from here that
we can't dig up enough carfare to ta ke in the conflict.
, Pete Hartley of Derby, New York and way stations, has been matched
with a. bird named Charley Scully of Chicago for a ten-round Dout ax .
cine, wis., on April 4.