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the pitcher is winding -up,Steal-ing
home. Such performances
upset the average pitcher, and
while Vares may not succeed at
this in the major league, he will
trv. He can slide into-a base, J
using the hook, giving the base
man only his foot to touch.
Wares has improved the hidden"
ball trick. By throwing the ball
to the pitcher and then walking
up to apparently advise with him,
he returns to his position with the
ball hidden under his arm and the
unwary base runner is often
caught in a trap.
"JF WE MEET AGAJN I'LL XNOCK'OUT ABE AMTELL,"
SAYS NEW CHAMP. f '
Los Angeles, Cal., March 4.
Johnny Kilbane, the new feather
Weight champion, is a curious in
dividual. A home lover: a boy
who doesn't believe that fighting
is a blood and thunder affair and'
who never had a desire inMs life'
to harm a human being, he is dif
ferent from most wo'rltf s cham
pions Ajfbo have always been
ready to, mix it with a "novice and
pound his head off for gfeand
stand stuff at all.
"I never-in my life had a -desire
to hurt a man," he remarked
in an interview several days aft-i
er he won the championship. "I
believe that as long as I am win-t
nmg that I 'Should be as easy on
" an opponent as possible. This
grand stand stuff of getting a
sucker or adub before you and
beating his head off is very bad.
I never djcf'it ad never wjjl.
MThis all'brings it back to the
old subject as to whether a box
ing contest is a slugging match
or really a science, where the hit
and get away clean is npt better
than to slug hard and get slug
ged in Return.
"If I should ever "fight Attell
-sagain I will surely knock Tiim out,
as I-have fathomed his entire re
sources and he has nothing thafi
I need worry about.
"I have no plans for the future
thatwere not made before the
contest. Probably there will be
more offers of matches and oth
er tlurigs, but I will continue to
accept what looks I like a good
contest whether it comes from a
strorjg or weak opponent. I will
not make cqtpitafout of my cham
pionship, but will give any goodi
man a chance at it. '
"I owe my perfect condition in
my fight to two things. One of
them is right living uhd home life,
&nd the other is the great train- .
Ing that Jimmy Dunn gave me.
Ybu know Attell went up against
a "rather hard cohiblnation when
he -faced me.
"Jimmy Dunn, my manager,
'Had" been watching Attell work
&r ten years. He realized that
Attell ,was a wonderful boxer,
land he studiedis tactics until he
knew them by heart. Then he
started to work out a defense to
Attell's attacks; Shd an attack
which would ge,t by Attell's defense.
Then tjiefe is. Tommy Kilbane,
who fqught Attell in Cleveland,
and in an unguarded mpment