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BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL SORTS-BOXING
Fred Welsh's Broken Hand Wasn't
Freddie Welsh is a good enough
prizefighter not to need some of the
press agent stuff that has been used
in his behalf recently. His backers
are not making friends by their tac
tics and Fred needs- friends as much
.as any one.
A few days ago we were informed
that Freddie had broken his hand in
beating Fred Yelle, who proved a
tough customer. The news was given
out as authentic.
But last night Welsh went into a
ring with some fellow known as
"Young" Brown at New York and
gave him a fierce thrashing in ten
rounds. And there is nothing in any
dispatch to show- Fred had trouble
from a broken hand.
Not even a champion can recover
from an injury unless it is a press
agent one in that short space of
Welsh showed everything in his
repertoire last night. He jabbed,
jolted and used a cross with good
effect, thoroughly whipping his op
ponent, both on points and in pun
It may be that Yelle put up too good
a fight and some alibi was needed for
the champion. That may he mis
judging, but he is Open to such opin- j
ions so long as these "DroKen-nana"
tactics are keptup ,
Battling Levinsky needed all his
cleverness to get a draw in ten rounds
with Tom McCarthy at New York.
The Montana heavy battered Levin
sky in the first three rounds, but the
New Yorker rallied in the closing
Bud Logan is stepping up the wel
terweight ladder. He won a clear 15
round decision' over Wildcat Ferns at
St. Joseph, Mo. In the 7th and 13th
rounds Ferns was almost knocked
out, the bell coming to his rescue.
Baseball Magnates Quiet Sam,
Langford in Hard Fight. ' j
Baseball magnates were o busy
eating yesterday that they had no
time to shoot each, other in the back
with hot statements direct from the
typewriter. And for this milch respite'7
the sporting public should be thank-
fuL , j
In the past month there has been
enough political baseball bunk spilled I
to last for several seasons. The worst3
of the affair is, no cessation of ora-j
tory is in sight and as long as the war j
lasts the club owners will have their
innings during the winter.
Peace talk has about died away.'
It served its purpose, and the Fed
magnates, being new to the tricks of,
baseball's powers that be, fell beau-
tifully. The harmony meetings were
held just prior to the annual session1
of the minor leagues and filled the
little fellows with the hope that they
would be relieved of the burden of.
war, which has really been on their
shoulders instead of the majors.
As a result, the minors passed reso-I
lutions declaring their allegiance to',
organized baseball and refused to
even look sideways at the flirtatious
Feds. As soon as the minors were tied,
up the peace palavar for some mys-'
terious reason died a sudden death
and Ban Johnson immediately came'
to bat with some more prophecies
about the demise of the third league.
Something may drop at the next
National League meeting. An effort
will probably be made to definitely
put Charles Webb Murphy out of
baseball, a so-called investigation will
be made of his holdings here and in
Philadelphia and Bome sort of a state
ment will be given out by the Na
tional leaders. They will tell the pub
lic what it wants the public to know