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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 29, 1912, Image 20',
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$750 he-rjefcfcived and the $100,
000 he .MIGHT have received
Watkins-had-pwned -these teams
W. H. Watkins.
when he sold the three sensations,
he might but what'i the use?
, Alexander, is the mainstay of
tjje Phillies this year.
rOToohris countedon to land
f the Pirates in front.
O'Brien went to Bpston and
demonstrated he has class of the
highest. He is regarded as a star
UMPIRE BILLY -EVANS
"What would you.do if the fans
applauded every close decision
against the home team instead of
hissing and threatening your
life?" a fan asked me one day last
MIt'requires nerve to give a cor
rect decision when the play is
close. Instead of being hissed the
umpire- should be applauded,"
continued the fan.
The question and resulting
opinion just about floored me.
When I recovered I answered.
"I'm afraid applause under such
conditions would be so strange
the umpire would become fright
ened and jump the back fence."
When you pause to consider it,
this is one unique phase connect
ed with umpiring which perhaps"
has never occurred to the-lover of
the game. It is a common thing -to
see the hero or heroine of a .
play applauded for stage brav.ery
and now and then the villianis
given a hand for clever handling
of a difficult situation.
On the football field it is cus
tomary to cheer the gladiator
who wins the day with a great
run or by some great nlav nrp-
vents a score. The pitcher Xvho
fans the mighty batter in a pinch
is cheered. Injury; of a player;
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