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BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BOXING
Eddie Campi Whips Chavez Is a,
Eddie Campi, the San Francisco
bantam, is again on his way to meet
the top-notch men in his division. He
stopped Benny Chavez of Trinidad,
Col., in the nineteenth round at Los
Angeles last'hight In what was sched
' -uled as a 20-round fight.
Chavez was whipped from the first
gong. Campi crowded him all over,
the ring and ripped through damag
Jng punches on every exchange. The
Mexican was so badly punished that
the mill was halted by the referee
in the nineteenth.
Campi is one of the youngest men
in the ring, though he has seen sev
eral fights. At the outset of his ca
reer he exhibited a world of clever
ness, and bis backers, over-eager to
send him to the top of the heap, pit
ted him against Kid Williams of Bal
timore, who is about the, best ban
tam in the business, Champion John
ny Coulon, not excepted,.
The result was a defeat for Campi.
He was too young a'nd had n,ot devel
oped a punch carrying enough power.
Not discouraged, he began a long
siege of training and devoted a great
share of the time to perfecting a wal
lop with a kick.
His battle against Chavez shows
he has been successful The Mexican
is the first really good man he has
It would be foolish to say that
Campi is ready for Williams now.
The Baltimorean is -several laps
ahead of the coast boy, both in effect
iveness of punch and ability to deliver
it. BUt Campi can be nursed along.
He is of championship caliber and
should wear the crown before his last
Qne thing is certain, he will not
be pushed ahead too rapidly. He has
learned his lesson.
Sox Develop Battery Stars From
In the drafts President Comiskey
of the White Sox is liable to pick up
a pair of highly-touted outfielders,
heralded as wonderful batters, and a
brace of infielders lauded as the
equals of Eddie Collins.
Then for a few hundred dollars he
will annex a pitcher or two and a
catcher who have previously been
unknown to fame.
And in the spring, when the same
wonders and unknowns get their real
try-outs under the eye of Manager
Callahan and Kid Gleason, it will be
discovered that Commy has a pair of
mediocre outfielders, a brace of infer
ior infielders, and a bevy of pitchers
and catchers who will be the sensa
tion of the league.
That is past history. A pitcher or
catcher signed by the Sox is liable to
make good, though he might be a, dub
with another team. It is tradition,
and there is no other explanation.
Old King Midas and his golden touch
had nothing on Commy when, jt
comes to making a poor battery man
into, a star.
Catcher Daly, the young man se
cured from Lowell during the, last
month of the 1913 season Is an exam
ple, Tex Russell is another. The
Texan has been dissected before, but
Daly is new food for discussion.
There have been several stories, pub
lished of how he was picked by 'the
Sox from under the noses of several
other major clubs, but the dopists
have been silent on his performances
since he joined the South Siders.
During the closing days of the reg
ular season Daly was given little
chance to show his worth. The city
series was impending, and Callahan
wanted to keep Ray S chalk in prime
condition for the annual slaughter of
But when the world's tour was