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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 15, 1912, Image 11

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away" or by trying to hit it, but
by leaving- it alone.
Having culled the ..youngsters
he deems (worthy," Connie puts
them with the veterans- Not one
of the latter would ever dareat
tempt to discourage a youngster.
The star my seehis job slip
ping from him, but he has an
abiding faith in his manager. Ee
.
SECRET OF .CONN-IE
MACK'S SUCCESS
There 3s an expression,
"Connie Made luck." It is
.shouted whenever Connie
springs a new star.
It isn't luck. Jt's - hard
work. It's perseverance. It's
careful selection ofplayers
and patient teaching. It's pru-
dent handling of theraw ma-
terial.' It's self-denial. It's
weeks, months and years of
preparation. It's a, constant,
never ending effort to be pre.-
pared always for the day when
a star begins to- go back. -
:j:
knows that Connie is watching
out for the future of ,his. men and
a -veteran seldomtleaves his club
wfthout first getting a job as
manager of anotherteam.
Pitchers Brown and Dapforth,,
who were with the team part of'
last Season, Catcher Egan, Out
fielder Maggert and Salmon, a
southpaw fresh from Princeton,
are the men most likely to be re
tained from the present squad of
recruits. "
Mack has spent months of ef
fort trying to discover an in-
I fielder who can be developed 'for
regular dutyspme seasons hence.
In this 'he'iV disappointed.
Mack never forces his player
in the-spring.-The word "weight"
is never spoken 'in. the training
camp. ' '
From tKe first day of the trip to
the Jast, every man thinks most
of onethmg batting.
Other teams when they start to
practice begin, by tossing the ball
around. .Mack's menlgrab a bat
assoon asHhey step on the field
and they whack the horsehide
until they are tired. Batting
comes first,' even the pitchers-be-'
ing compelled to swing the "war,
stick" as much as the fielders.
SOME PUZZLES
-When are,, clothes like defuncE
mottals ? When they are mended.
What becomes of the averagd
man's money? The average
woman gets it.
What makes surf keep the sea-
shells so cjea'n ? The tidy sea.
When is. a wall like a fish?.
When-ifis scaled.
, What grows bigger the more
you contract it? Debt.
What "games do the waves
play"? Pitch and toss.
What is an. inhospitable man?
!One who refuses to entertain an
opinion.
What is the only one way to
counteract thissuffragette move
ment?' Make the legal age for
voting thirty-five instead of
twenty-one. '
p o
When a man is cornered, it
doesn't necessarily mean that he
is square. -

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