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BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BOXING
Mainly because Charley White is
ill, Lightweight Champion Freddie
"Welsh Is feeling very chipper today.
He had an enjoyable time with Wil
lie Beecher for ten rounds in New
York, hitting the Brooklyn man at
will. Beecher rushed in the early
rounds and wore himself out, and in
the ninth and tenth he received heavy
punishment, managing to last be
cause of his ability to assimilate pun
ishment. Welsh wanted to fight at long
range, but his plans failed to mate
rialize as long as Beecher was strong.
The latter tore in with wild swings
and connected in the fourth with a
left that rocked Welsh to his heels.
The champion stalled and recovered
That was Beecher's last effort and he
began to go down hill 'from then to
the finish. In the ninth he was so
fatigued he could barely lift his hands
and Welsh drove In a volley of right
and left jabs.
White is leaving New York todaj
for home, being much improved. Nate
Lewis will arrange another mill with
the champion for his protege as soon
as Charley is strong. White will feel
no permanent ill effects from his ill
ness. Gen. Villa's army is trying io fight
Jack Johnson into Mexico so Jess
Willard can fight him out again. Car
ranza troops control the gateway by
which Johnson itnendsto enter and
Villa must open the door. Mexican
battles are not notably bloody, but it
is a good bet that the present fight is
more worth the price pf admission
than the one which is to follow.
Willard, weare informed, is doing
roadwork as a preliminary training.
This information has caused no one
to froth at the mouth with enthu
siasm. Basketball Scores
Chicago, 15; Detroit Y. M. C. A., 13.
L A. C, 79; Lincoln M. E., 15.
j Illinois, 20; Indiana, 4.
There is deep, gasping sorrowT
among the members of the para
graphers' union. George Phair in the
last few hours has been seen to weept
bitter and copious tears. 1
For Ping Bodie has been sold to
the San Francisco club of the Pacific
Coast league and no longer will he
be the point of laughter and cheers
for South Side fans.
Bodie goes to Frisco in a straight
sale, no other players being involved.
He is satisfied, as the coast city Is
his home and there he made his
reputation as a damager of fences.
Bodie came up to the big show in
1911 touted as one of the hardest
natural hitters of the game.
And there was no doubt of his driv
ing power when he connected square
ly with the ball. He could hit them
as far as the. next man, but fences
in the big league are set farther back
than in the minors, and Ping's av
erage suffered. At that, he drove out
a number of wallops of considerable
length, Philadelphia being a favorite
place for him for putting the ball into
As a fielder Bodie measured up to
the big league standard. He Is an ex
cellent judge of fly balls and can
move around the gardens with com
mendable speed. He possesses a
powerful and accurate arm, but now
and then was undecided where to
throw the ball when he Had cap
Inability to run bases was his out
standing fault He clogged the paths
woefully. Bodie fixed himself in the
memory of fans one afternoon by
knocking the ball clear to the center
field scoreboard on the South Side
grounds. Between first base and sec
ond he tripped and fell three times,
merelv reachinc the midwav on a
mash that is seldom equaled for dis-o
tanceln the big leagues. q
Whatever his failings, Bodie was'J