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ship team with outfielders like
Murphy, Lord, Oldring, Hartzel
and StrUnk. But if Maggart
shows his true form in the big
brush, he will be playing a regu
lar berth in the outfield with
Lord and Oldring.
His hitting is superior to that
of Murphy, Strunk and Hartzel,
and he is a better base "runner
than outfielder in Connie Mack's
team of champions.
For the past two seasons he
has been the most sensational
base runner in the Coast league.
All catchers found it next to im
possible to throw him out at sec
ond or third. Like Ty Cobb,
Maggy likes to "hit the dirt,"
sliding on all occasions, whether
it is necessary or not. He says he
does this to keep in practice and
it feels more natural for him to
slide than to go into a base stand
ing up. He frequently slides into
Maggart is the best product of
'the Coast league on the bases,
and he should be among the lead
ers in the American league next
season. His only fault is his dis
position to sulk, and when he
played with Oakland, Harry
Wolverton found it necessary to
suspend him last year.
With a manager like Connie
Mack, Maggart should become a
star in any company. The coast
league has never sent a more
promising player to the major
Roast beef and strong beer, a
pretty lass with a thousand a
UMPIRE BILLY EVANS'
John Mullen, who debntted as
an American league umpire las"t
year, is 32. Because of his youth
ful appearance, he Was subjected
to a lot of raillery from the fans.
Mullen made his St. Louis bow
a$ my partner. There are some
Mound City fans who sit in the
third base section of the grand
stand and enjoy nothing more
than a kidding match.
When Mullen and I walked out
to start the game, one fan yelled :
"Say Billy, what's your son's
"You may call him John," I
On my next trip to St. Louis, I
introduced another new umpire,
Harley Parker, about twice the
size of Mullen. When we walked
on the field, Parker loomed as
large as myself. Friend fan was
in the grandstand.
The day previous I worked in
another city with Mullen. Natur
ally when the fans saw me, they
expected to see Mullen. Imagine
their surprise when they saw
Parker. I was waiting for some
rooter to ask me my partner's
name, when my friend with the
strong voice yelled:
"My, how John has grown in
three weeks." It gave me a good .
laugh, but Parker didn't appre
ciate the joke. It wasn't until I
explained the situation that even
ing that he joined in the laugh.