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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 17, 1912, Image 13

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SPORT DOINGS
, Packy McFarland won a ten
round decision from Eddie Mur
phy, at Kenosha last night by a
comfortable margin Stockyards
wonder gave the Boston lad a
more-derisive" trimming- than in
their last fight at South Bend.
Murphy attempted tov match Mc
Farland in science, and' was whol
ly at sea. In but one round, the
sixth, didhe outclass his op
ponent. In that frame he cut
loose a bewindering series of
swings, one of his straight lefts
landing, on McFarland and
knocking him six. feet. Murphy,
however, was unable to fpjlow up
his advantage, and McFarland
increasedhis lead" in the latter
rounds. In the tenth he floored
Murphy, but could riot deliver ad
knockout.
In the seventh and tenth rounds
Murphy accused MqFarland of
hitting low, but the referee re
fused .to allow the claim. Mc
Farland, after the battle, said he
would rest until after the-holi-days,
when he would, go on the
trail of Jack Britton. He will
have no difficulty in signing if he
is sincere, as Britton f has been
trying to get his fellow Chicagoan
injto, the ring for a year. .
Frank Chance has postponed
his trip to Chicago for a confer
ence with President Farrell of the
lYanks until after Christmas. The
doctor who operated on the ex
Cub in New York last fall said he
would be able to play ball next
season, hut 4t is practically cer-j
tain Chance will dp the directing
from the bench. ,
Before the opening of the sea
son alterations will be made in
the White Sox park that will as
tonish the natives. The wrecking
company which has occupied the
Wentworth avenue side of the
grounds will be ousted, and prob
ably a new approach will be put in
from that direction.
Jack Doyle, ex-big league
player and umpire, has been sign
ed as scout for-White Sox.
Ty Cobb declares he has not
been offered a contract by the De
troit team, but believes there will
be no trouble in coming to terms.
Joe Tinker leaves for Cincin
nati tonight to sign his contract
as manager of the .Reds. He will
cpnfer with John McGraw in an
effort to land Art Shafer, utility
infielder of the Giants.
Mayor Baker of Cleveland- has
held up the permit of a boxing
show, and mills may be prevented
there in the future. The mayor
said he had heard boxing matches
were prize fights, in which case
permits would be refused.
Frankie Russell bested Tom
my Gary of Chicago in New Or
leans after ten rounds of terrific
milling. Gary's face -was cut by
jabs from Russell's, left mitt. In
the sixth round Gary nearly put
Russell out with- a right upper
cut. Fred Welsh, English light
weight champ, defended his title
in London against Hugh Mehe
gan, the Australian. Welsh got
the decision on points at the end
of twenty rounds,

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