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STEALING THIRD LOOKS SO HARD THAT FEW
- , RUNNERS ATTEMPT IT
By Billy' Evans.
One of - baseball's prettiest
plays is the successful steal. It
is the climax of a tattle of wits
between the baserunner- on one
side, the batteny and an infielder
on the other.
To steal second is common;
swiping third is less frequent,
while to stdal home is rare.
George Moriarty, the Detroit
third baseman, stole home five
times -year, before last. .
, "Morry" had to choose the in
stant the opposition was off
guard.7 He had ' to get "the
break" and be off as the pitcher
wound-up,.reach top'speed quick
ly and make a perfect fall-away
Moriarty and I discussed the
faliure to steal third one day last
, summer, when traveling from
iWashington to Detroit.
"I have wondered why , third
isn't stolen oftener," said Mori
arty. "I believe it is easier than
to steal second.
"Things in its favor are that
the pitcher doesn't 'keep you
nailed to the bag as when you're
"The reason for not stealing
may be that runners fear that
short throw from the plate to
I third and because they can score
from second on any sort of a hit,
anyway. But the timely -hit
doesn't always come and if on
third you can score on a sacrifice
"As a matter of fact, it takes
but a fraction of a second longer
for the ball to travel to second
than to third and this is overcome
,by the ability of the batter to. in
terfere with the catcher s visiqn
when throwing to .third. It's be
yond me to explain why third is
not stolen oftener."
SETTING QOOD EXAMPLE
Chicago Stereotypers' Union
No. 4, in response to an appeal
from the Chicago Women's
Trade Union League, to aid in .the
organization jpf the female work
ers of the country, unanimously
adopted a motion to contribute
monthly, 1 cent per member until
the aim of the league has been
If every labor union in the city
of Chicago followed the lead of
the Stereotypers' union, an un
failing source of funds would be
provided that would hasten the
work that means so much not
only to the female workers them
selves, but the country as a whole,
that now seems so blind to its
duty to thejnothers of the present
and coming generation.
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Politics seems to be condng.
around to this question: Cad
Roosevelt and Bryan both stam-
pede their conventions? y
One- thing LaFollette learned
in Ohio the buckeyes are for re-
1 call of-judges.
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