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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 12, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta TVESDAY, FKBUUAin' 12, 1917 nm LETHBRIDGf:: DAILY HF^RALD PAGE THREE "BRINGING UP FATHER" By G. McManus Nearly All Major League Ball Players Were Born in U. S. AnioDK tlic Uiii bnll pliiyci's in biR loagiie clubf! ycrar Ihoio woru only a dozL'U or so who w^ro not boni tu thiH C(iuntr� asuln demonstralliK,' l)!ia(il)�ll Is absolutely Amorlcau ganifi. Tho pi\Iy biK loaKuejs boni on foi'-e.iRii soil (ii'B Catcher .lliiiniy Archer, horn in Dublin; (liitcher (ieorgo Gibson, a native of London, Ont.; Catcher -Miguel Gonzales of the Cardinals, who balls from llavanit; Pitcher George Chalmers, bol-u in Aberdeen, Scotland; Third Baseman ,)lmniy A\istln of the "BrownB, born in Swansea, Wales; f'^lrsl nasemau Mollwltz of the Cub.s. who first saw light in Kolberg, Cierniany; Outfielder Marsans of the Yankees, another native of Cnba; l!.ob Beschor and ,]ack Graney, Canadians, and Jlni Walsh of the Red Sox, who was born in Connanght, Ireland. According to "Who's AVho in llase-ball," an annual publication giving all the past -dope on the big leaguvrs. Pennsylvania carries tho honor that used to belong to Ohio, that of loading the country as the blrthphico of pcr-forr^ers iii the major circuits. Twenty-eight big leaguers wore born In the Keystone stato'. Illinois and Ohio are tied for second place, each with l.S. New York boasts of ir,, California of 13 and Missouri of 12, practically the entire dozen liavlug been born In St. Louis. Indiana has sent uj) nine,,Georgia eight, .Massachusetts eight and Michigan seven. Texas and Iowa each banks on six major leaguers, with Virginia. Wisconsin, Maryland, Nebraska and Tennessee each pointing with prido to five. jVlabama, Kentucky, West Virginia and North Carolina have four each, with Colorado, Kansas and New Jersey each stopping with three. Those satisfied with a pair are Louisana, JVlissiaslppl and South Carolina. The states with just a single p^ayer listed in the book are Washington, Arizona, ("onneaticul. Delaware, New Hampshire, Oregon, Oklahoma, Rhoile Island an CADDOCK WON > Des Moines, Iowa,- Feb. 9.- Earl Crtddock, of Ancania, a private In ' tho national army, was awarded a referee's decision over Zbyszko, the Polish wrestler, in their match last night alter each participant had won a fall. And here's some news for the fans! "Spider" Wolfe is not coming to Lethbrldfle to meet Young Al Ross on February 20th-but K.O. Brennan, one of the niftiest mlddlevieights In the business will be on deck to meet him at the Majestic one week--from tonight, Tuesday, Feb. 19th. This sudden change in the arrangements for the next match came about yesterday on receipt of a wire from Tom Walsh of Chicago to Len S. Brown the local match-maker. Walsh intln^ted that he was afraid Wolfe was not in condition and wouldn't live up ,;to the reputation which Phil HnrriBon had made for him as a booklnjj.agent for the best in pugilism, so he secured Kayo Brennan. ] ^Ahd while It might have been necessary to do some explaining as to who "Spider." Wolfe was there certainly Isn't the same trouble in the case of Brennan. Anyone who knows anything about middleweight pugilism of recent years l : � : > : * * First Game of Second Round in Doubles-Freestone High Totfil Again ....... � ...J- o- -- - . � . i . - . .  i . , . , Bione ana .nboub won iiio game uy ..u, first fall In 55 minutes. Ferguson goti -�.> ? > ^ � * ? v '-ij pi,a. Tijoy took the third by 47, but ^ � r 1 . ^jjgj, j^i^jj second by 11 Freestone and Needs continued their triumphant way in tlie doublea competition at the Dominion alleys last ulglit when they took Shoy^r and Wli-lotts Inlb camp, winning' two games out of throe and piling up a load of