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"DOC" WATSON, SOUTHPAW, PROMISES TO BREAK
SOME PURCHASE PRICE RECORDS ,
NW IN THE BOSH
BUT LET Hih SUP
"Doc" Watson, native of .To
ledo, last year busher in a Glass
D league, promises to be the
pitching sensation of 1913. A
couple of years agp Watsonwas
"discovered" by Bill Armour,
pitching for a semi-pro team in
Toledo. Armour shipped him to
LaCrosse, Wis., where he made
good and advanced to Oshkosh.
Iast yoar, for Oshkosh, Wat
son pitched 31 games, winning 22
for a percentage of .709. While
Watson was with 'Oshkosh, C W.
Murphy, of National league no
toriety, asked Billy Fox, manager
of the Racine club, for hisopin-
ion of the youngster. Fox told
him to buy Watson.
, Murphy failed to follow Fox's
Hugh Duffy, then manager of
the Milwaukee club, heard of
Watson about the time Murphy
slipped a cog, and looked him
overSoimpressed was "Chooey"
that he bought the'big left-hander
for $750 and two players. For
Milwaukee, the fag end of 1912,
Watson showed . major league
Aug. 29 he lost to Toledo, 4-3;
Toledo made two hits.
Sept. 1 he defeated Kansas City,
3-2, giving five hits.