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Mail Tribune 100, Oct. 8, 1921

The following news items were drawn from the archives of the Mail Tribune 100 years ago

Oct. 8, 1921


In response to numerous requests the Mail Tribune has arranged for a special wire service tomorrow (Sunday) covering the fourth game of the world series between the Giants and Yanks. Bulletins will be posted as usual in the Mail Tribune window giving a complete story of the game inning by inning. The bulletins will start about noon. All baseball fans in the county are invited to come as guests of the Mail Tribune.


The monthly boxing smoker at the Nat last night was a fizzle, the principal damage being done the future of the boxing game in this vicinity. There was a large crowd — the largest of the season — including many from out of town, and it will take a lot of talking before the fans recover from the fiasco.

The trouble was due to poor matchmaking, and resulted in three knockouts in as many minutes.

Kid Irish fought Jess Ingram in the main event, and Mr. Irish was as helpless as if he was fighting Jack Dempsey. Ingram cuffed him, and down he went, he got up, and went down again, and finally crawled around on his knees. The one-sided affair was called off, and the crowd filed out disgusted. Kid Irish had no idea where to keep his hands, his right being cocked behind his back most of the time.

Another shame was matching Kid Egan with Johnny Carlson. Besides not having the physique to withstand Carlson, he was scared to death. He was knocked clear out of the ring, and counted out on the floor. Egan was whipped three days before he entered the ring. Time: only a trace.

Joe Blackburn and Mike Spencer staged the third crime. Mike was fat and willing, and Blackburn a rough and tumble battler, who has improved a lot in the last ten days, knocked him kicking in something like ten seconds.

The winners in the above fracases were in first class condition and the losers in about as poor physical condition as they could be without going to the hospital. Up against men of their own strength and condition the fans would have received a run for their money, but their opponents had nothing.

Kid Bennett and Battling Conard mixed in the second preliminary and gave a fair imitation of a boxing contest, but even they showed an inclination to pull their punches, when the other fellow was in trouble. Conard won the bout, and Bennett got a bouquet of roses from admirers.

A ... boy sailing under the name of Joe Gans, and a youth called Battling Nelson mixed in the curtain raiser. Gans got a lacing and a draw, and some change thrown in the ring — all in all the best match of the evening.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com