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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 29, 1912, Image 19

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I TWO MEN SOLD THREE MEN- Ij,,OR4750 THEIR VALUE,
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"Marty" O'TooIc "Buck" O'Brien.
Grover Alexander.
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Jf O'Tbole, Alexander and
O'Brien were really tossed onto
the market together, any major
.league manager would willingly
plank down the tenth part of a
million to get them.
With these three on the firing
line even the lowly Washington
misfits, or the equally humble
Boston Nationals could take the
pennant with them.
And yet W. H. Watkins, one
of the shrewdest minor league
.managers, who at one time was
manager of a National league
club, let this trio slip through his
,fingers for the measly sum of
$750. Yes. and Charlie Carrhis-
manager, another man of native
shrewdness, assented when "Wa8
ty" passed judgment. "b
"Watty" owns-the Indianapoife
club. He had OToole, Alexan
der and O'Brien on his pay roll
at one time, and couldn't" s$k
them with the Lick telescope.
Watkins owned no clubs he cduM
use as farms to ship the young
sters to for seasoning,'SO he sold
them.- . - j
Now he own the Springfielji
and Newark clubs of the )hio
State and Central leagues, which
he uses as farms. -.
If and that little word rep$g
sents the difference between, tjjje
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