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BOXING ALL THE LATEST DOPE -BASEBALL
Cal Delaney Is a Regular Fighter
More Power to Him.
Does the National League Want a
Cal Delaney, the Cleveland feather
weight, is a"pleasing variation of the
regular order of prizefighters. He is
relying on his fists to hring him
recognition from boxing fans, and
has not yet learned to manipulate a
typewriter. In spite of this handicap
Delaney is gaining recognition; and
those who saw him lickFrankie Con
ley in Racine last night, and trim'
Matty McCue in the same ring sev
eral days ago, will agree that he is
a real scrapper.
There was no question about either
victory. They were absolute for De
laney. After he thrashed McGue there
was a lingering doubt that he might
have been flashing.
That doubt was dissipated last
night by the decisive way in which he
polished off Conley. The Kenosha
man was at a disadvantage from the
start. Delaney had him backing up
and swinging wildly. Only twice did
Conley land effectively, both blows
coming in the fourth frame.
Delaney became peeved and sailed
in. From then p "the finish the go
was one-sided, and in. the Hhal round
Conley was in dire distress and" close
to a knockout.
How far Delaney will go in the
feather class is a problem. He cer
tainly is willing to take on the best
men, clear up to Champion jQhhny
Kilbane, and doesn't care how soon
they come. It would be a mistake to
match him with the champion now,
however. But give him a few more
fights with tough boys and he will be
c There is some talk of matching De
laney with Abe Attell. He might
learn some cleverness from the form
er champ, but the opposition would
not be v.ery stout
Gov. John K. Tener of Pennsyl
vania has frequently been comment
ed on as a bright geitleman, having
a full complement of brains, and the
ability to set the gray matter con
voluting on occasion.
With that granted, it is not reason
able to believe he will accept the
presidency of the National League.
Frdm here the report that Tener
will be erected president of the Na
tional for a term of five years sounds
like the 'coldest dope the Winter
League has manufactured in several
moons, not to mention a few suns
and a couple of stars. It is a reflec
tion on the Intelligence of the Pennsy
Tener at present is a happy man.
His life lies along pleasant lines, and
he is in a fair way to live to a ripe
old age with only the cafes that or
dinarily fall to a man who lives in
the same state with Boies Penrose
and the Carnegie steel mills.
If he takes the presidency of the
National League there would be
nothing but trouble ahead for him.
As a matter of fact, it fsvdoubtfU
if the National magnates want a
strong man like Tener at the head of
their organization. They might be
prevented from bickering and break
ing loose on the slightest pretext,
and would have to live up to the let
ter of the baseball law.
" The best indication of this is the
way they have-acted in the past. They
nave always elected a president for
a single term of one year. That is
a handicap to begin with. He cannot
divorce himself from league politics.
Naturally he wants to retain the
job and he is looking ahead to the
next election. He builds up his polit
ical fences, and is liable to favor the
Mind, we don't say that a national
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