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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 02, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 21',
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BASEBALL-SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BOXING!
Despite his frequent announce-
Johnny Griffith, the Akron, 0., boy,
who gave Charlie White one rattling
battle, had the better of Freddie
Welsh in 12 rounds of hot fighting in
Griffith's home city last night.
At the conclusion of the mill Welsh
was strong and active, and if the fight
had been for twenty rounds he would
undoubtedly have won. But in the
12 frames pulled off Griffith was the
aggressor, had a wide margin of clean
blows landed and also exhibited an
Griffith attempted to keep Welsh at
a distance and fight him, but Fred
rushed to close quarters at every op
portunity and gave the referee lots
of work in breaking up clinches. Sev
eral times Welsh and Griffith met in
the center of the ring, came to close
quarters and squared away to ex
change lefts. Each time the Akron
boy beat the Britisher to the wallop
and it was his blow that landed, while
the champion's was blocked.
Griffith tired himself by heavy ex
ertion in the first ten rounds and
could not go the last two at a hot
pace. Welsh was content to let the
affair run through. The best round
was the eighth, when Griffith drove
three lefts to Welsh's head in rapid
Cincinnati ministers did not butt
in on the Gunboat Smith-Jim Flynn
battle last night and the gunner had
the advantage at the end of ten
rounds. The ministers could have
been present without losing any
weight over the "brutal bruisers."
Smith hammered Flynn four blows
to one and always had the battle well
in hand. Flynn was given a big hand
for the gameness he showed.
That's about all the reputation
that is left to Jim, as getting licked
is one of the best things he does now.
Eddie McGoorty and his manager
have gone to St. Paul in an effort to
force Mike Gibbons into a meeting.
McGoorty is willing to meet the
phantom before any club.
ments that the Federal league would'
not open the season, and just as fre-,
quent utterances to the effect that
the Feds didn't amount to a whoop,
anyhow, and couldn't ruffle the sur
face of the baseball pond, Ban John
son tore off some oratory yesterday
in New York that makes it appear
the Feds are regular people, with
balls, bats, grandstands and players.
He said he thought the attention,
of Judge Landis should be called to
the activity of the Feds in signing
players from organized baseball since
the big suit was started. Fear not,
Ban, Judge Landis is a fan and reads
t the sport pages. He knows that Deal
and Ernie Johnson have hopped.
Johnson does make one good point,
however. He says the Feds in their
suit object to organized baseball tam
pering with players under contract
to the third league, yet they make
bids for athletes aligned with the Na
tional and American leagues.
That, says Ban, doesn't seem quite
like an even break, and he seems to
have the right end of it We don't
know what the legal angles are, but,
as a sporting proposition, if one side
raids, then the other "IhSuld have the
George Stovall, manager of the
Kay See Feds, reached here with
Ernie Johnson, lured from San Fran
cisco by the Feds. Johnson is a Chi
cago boy and made his reputation
here on the" lots, later being picked up
by the White Sox. Ernie hasn't yet
been assigned to a club in the Federal
The six-day bike team of Rudi
Russe and Prevost went out of the
contest at the International amphi
theater last night. Prevost was too
ill to get on the track and Rudi-Russe
was forced to give up the struggle
after being in the saddle continuously
for eight hours and forty minutes.
holding his own with the other teams,
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