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f "" T "' v- a or.c-year contract,
1 V5.i c-ctcd that he would run
i"i-,6 ib ciir this winter and demand
"iiothor rnise, reopening the contro
versy wJth the Detroit club owners.
But Ty is a chastened and humble
young man. He says-he doesn't want
to get away from Detroit, and will
sfgn -whenever President Navin of the
Tigers wishes him to.
"Since our recent talk in New
York," Cobb writes to Navin, "I have
i vvweychJ msM
had only one thtsught, and v that is
how foolisli I have been in the past
in even wanting to change from the
Detroit club to some other city.
"I wish you would give out an in
terview to the papers' saying that I
am entirely satisfied with my position
in Detroit, and (J? at I want to play
there until I am unable to be in the
game at all."
That from Tyrus Raymond Cobb,
the noblest hold-out of them all. He
admits he has been foolish. Foolish
like a fox, for he got the .money.
Navin declined to give out the salary
which would be paid Cobb next sea-'
Eddie O'Keefe will train with a bar
ber in the future. In his bout last
night before a Philadelphia club with
Johnny Kilbane, Eddie was bothered
by a lock of hair which drooped into
his eye. He reached up to brush it
away with his glove, and Kilbane
shot a right through the opening to
O'Keefe's chin. That ended the fight.
It did not go a round.
A Cincinnati sporting writer tried
a novel experiment to find out just
how a champion sized up an oppo
nent. He acted as a towel swinger
for Johnny Kilbane in the Cleveland
boy's Tecent fight with Knockout
Mars, who has been matched with
Cal Delaney in Racine.
Here's what the expert heard and
saw at the ringside:
Johnny Kilbane, world's feather
weight champion, sized up "Knock
out" Mars in one round, but spent six
more breaking through Mars' guard
with a punch that carried a knock
out. Kilbane returned to his corner aft
er the first round and said
"I've got him figured. I'll have to
let him hit me to get an opening. If
I make him lead I can catch him
coming to me. I'll have to stop him
with my right. I can't do much with
my left because of the way he
The champion had it figured close
Ty, for in the seventh he feinted Mars
into leading, beat him to the punch
and dropped him.
After each round Kilbane came to
the corner and in a few words' to
Manager Dunn told how the bout
looked to him and Dunn added a few
As Johnny started out for the sec-