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BASEBALLSPORTS OF ALL SORT BOXING 0
Welsh Breaks Hand No Fight for
Freddie Welsh had an asy time
with Fred Telle in 12 rounds at Bos
ton last night Though he won the
fight in a canter, Welsh cracked his
left hand and -will be unable to do
4$ battle again for some "time. This
means that the program of ten-round
bouts -which Harry Pollolrhad out
lined for. the Britisher must be can
celed and all.chances for a'title bat
tle over the 20-round route are defin
But the injury to Welsh wasn't
necessary to stop a 20,-found fight.
Pojlok had no intention of letting his
man jeopardize the lightweight
crown so long as easy money could
be picked up in curtailed battles.
In the last six weeks Welsh has
fought five times and on each occa
sion has pulled down a substantial
purse. Polldk argues that J&ere is
no use risking Welsh's chief stock in
trade so long as the game is as easy
as it is now.
After Welsh's broken hand mends
he will -want gome more of the ten
round variety before dickering with
Charlie White for a derby battle in
New Orleans. If the fight is pulled
off at all it will not be before next
"" year at the Mardi Gras celebration,
when New Orleans is carnival mad
and willing to spend its money freely.
A title scrap at that time would be
a healthy drawing card, .especially if
Welsh Tiangs up a few more short vic
tories in the meantime.
Yelle was not difficult for Welsh
last night He fought gamely, but
P took much punishment, especially in
the ninth round, when he was down
twice for the count of eight Welsh
again showed he lacked the neces
sary steam for a final punch.
Welsh need not say he would have
fought White if he had not smashed
his hand. Pbllok had put the kibosh
on any such idea before last night
Herzog Should Boss Reds Again q
The- Needle Is Loaded 3
The Cincinnati Reds, as xniichjj
managed as a municipal dance, are
still without a pilot for the 1915 sea-f
Carry Herrmann has been so busy
arranging the affairs of other pep-11
pie that he hasn't signed his own
leader. And while Garry was fixing
up a permanent peace he could have s
gotten some excellent practice right0
at home. 7
The yehhook report that' Torn3
Leach might manage the Reds
brought to light the fact that Buck1
Herzog had not signed a contract
for the forthcoming season. Wheth
er he-will be offered another chance j
at the helm Is not known. In the
past it has not been customary for,,
a manager to last more than a sea-,,
son in Redland.
By the end of one playing year
manager, players and fans arer-
-usually all disgusted with each other u
f there and the manager doesn't want3
to come-back and more than the
fans want him.
But Herzog's case is different He
had a fair team on paper prior to
the opening of the 1914 season. Then;
the Feds ripped off ,Chief Johnson
and Marsans, weakening the Red ar-a
ray considerably. RawUngs was also .
taken and Herzog was up against it,:
for his secondary line of defense.
Notwithstanding handicaps, Her
zog kept gamely at his task, and'
though he created no great stir in
the National League race he did earn?
the admiration of fans the country1
over for his never-say-die spirit and
his optimism in the face of all handi-T
Herzog is a product of the Mc-
Graw school. He .knows that a team1
like the Reds cannot, be whipped into3
shape in one year. And Herzog, like
a good soldier, was working for the?
future. He was grounding his men?
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