1902 Mathewson to Play Football

Clipped from US, Indiana, Indianapolis, Indianapolis News, October 11, 1902

MATHEWSON TO PLAY FOOTBALLForsakes the Horse Hide for thePig 8kin.•'Christy'' Mathewson is not worrying one bit over the baseball situation next season, and will probably be in fine shop® to play early in the spring. lie has gone from New York to Pittsburg, where he signed to play fullback on the professional football teafn.Mathewson is one of the fastest professional players on the gridiron. He is especially strong at catching and returning punts. He will bo in all the big professional football games, and this should keep him In splendid physical condition.Joe Donchoe and other ball tossers ure members of the same team.Football Player on Cholera Ship.(Special to Th* Indianapolis News.lMUNCIES. Ind.. October 11.—W. C.Sparks, once a member of the IndianaUniversity football team, sailed all the way from the Philippines on a clioleru-Infested ship, the transport Bherman. Mr. and Mrs. Sparks are now quarantined in Sail Francisco. It is thought there Is little danger of their taking the disease, *nd that I hey will be released from quarantine early nextweek._Butler to Play Purdue.Manager Spears, of the Butler team,has arranged a game with Purdue forNovember 22. It has not been decided whether It will be played In Lafayette orat Washington Park.