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BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BOXING7 ;i 1
Nearirtg to Fight In Plattsvilfe
Wants More Matches
Eddie Nearing, a hard-fighting mid
dleweight with an excellent record,
will open his fall ring campaign
inanKsgiving aay, at fiattsvine, wis.,
in a ten-round go with Jack Herrick,
a light heavyweight. Nearing is giv
ing away in the neighborhood of ten
pounds, but be isn't the tempera
mental variety of boxer who quibbles
over a pound.
Jerry Horan, 530 S. Sangamon
st., is handing the affairs of Near
ing and wants his man to have a busy
season. Horan has his eyes on a
fight in Milwaukee with either Mike
Gibbons or Eddie McGoorty, but is
going about the matter iii a, sensible
way. Before claiming the world he
wants his fighter to show something
to the folks of Wisconsin.
Nearing has a Jong- string of east
ern successes, including victories!
over Young Mike Donovan and Al
McCoy, the hesitation middle, Who
whipped George Chip with a punch.
Horan is panning Sig Hart, claim
ing the former associate of Jack
Johnson refused to let Dan Gallagher
go through with a private bout
against Nearing wheii all arrange
ments had been made. Nearing
would like nothing better than a
clash with Gallaghen before one of
the Wisconsin clubs. .
Any good man who wants to swap
punches with Nearing can be accom
modated by communicating with.
Horan at his home.
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ne'fljriRt- .Timmv Duffv in ten rounds at
Buffalo. Not a knockdown was
scored in the nght and neither man
was marked to any extent. Ringside'
opinion called the affair a draw.
Welsh is trying to ao too much.
He is copping the coin all right, but
is wearing himself out by too fre
quent appearances In the ring.
Some of the Real Dope on Murphy
and Roger Bresnahan .
Panning Charles Webb Murphy,1
a controlling factor in the Cubs, hasr
become a habit in certain quarters,
just as roasting the administration i
is popular with the outa. No mat
ter what Murphy may do he comes5
in for criticism.
But Murphy sees farther ahead1
than a great many of the men who
have been hitting at him, and the
signing of Roger Bresnahan to a3
three-year contract to manage the.
Cubs is a case in point
When he signed Bresnahan as a
Cub catcher nearly three years ago
he was planning for the future. Eviwf
dently his purpose then was to have I
Roger ultimately manage the West,
Side club, for the price paid wasn't1
a catcher's price.
Murphy first gave Bresnahan a
check for $15,000 on the Corn Ex-J
change National Bank for signing
Then the Harp was signed to a three
year contract at $7,500 a year, which r
made his earnings for each season
When Evers retired as manager'
Bresnanan wasn't made manager.5
Murphy was smart there, for much
of the resentment of the fans would l
have fallen on Johnnie's successor.1
"Hank 6'Day gOt part of it, and un-f
Despite air the jabs aimed at Mur
phy and the talk about bis immunity
to the appeals of the fans, Murphy
was yielding to popular clamor when
he made Evers manager. It was a
mistake. Evers wasn't built tempera-'
mentally to pilot a big league team.
Under Manager Stallings at Boston
he was a different Johnny Evers than '
when he was boss in Chicago, He
was the same peppery, brainy Trojan '
who gave Chance valuable assistance
in winning pennants for the Cuba.
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