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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 23, 1912, Image 10

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Schultz showed the earmarks of
a comer, but he hadn't arrived.
Life was a joke to him and 'in
stead of being the spark that was
to Burn up the National league,
he awoke one morning to find
himself taking a post graduate
course on the Buffalo team.
A year in thefast minor league,
did Schultz. good .and it is hoped
that his, exuberance is now under
control" If it is, he ought to be
valuable to fogel's chasers, who
are out to cop the pennant, or ask
each other why they failed.
"When I was at the univer
sity," said Schultz, "I did what al
most every other college pitcher
does depended almbst entirely
upon my own exertions. And be
cause they didn't Jcnow any bet
ter, the fellows opposed to me
fell for the stuff I ha'd ahd we hadl
a good year. v -
"I trieH the sajne thing up here
and didn't last'Morigf enough to
warm up. -
"The "first tiring 'a ''college
player must learn when he plays
professional ball, is that there are
eight other men on the team and
the chances are all have forgotten
more about the game than he
knows. """
"We used to talk about team
work at Penn, but my word, we
didn't know the first principles
of it.
"I never did know how to hold
men close to the bases until I had
been shown how "bythe veterans
of the Phillies. I appreciated this
at Buffalo.
"Another thiner I learned, was
that although the home plate Is
wide enough, a pitcher can be
mdre effective by keeping the
ball outside or inside than he can
by always trying to curve it over
or cut the corners with a fast one.
Getting the ball over 'the plate
all the time, isn't good big league
stuff.
"I never realized how much"
the pitcher depends upon his
catcher. I know-now and I learn
ed the lesson over the hard knock
route.
"There is a bright future in
baseball for star collegians, but.
they must not expect to find the
path strewn with roses. They will
be welcomed by management and
prayers if they attend to business
and if they nave the stuff in them
it will be discovered.
"But to come into the big
league, as I did,-fFesh from school
success, imagining you're on a joy
ride to fame, is wrong.
" "No one was ever treated bet
ter than I was by the Phillies. I
Tealfze that I spent a year at Buf
falo, because I went at the game
wrong. If I had been willing to
buckle down to hard work and.
learn, I might have remained
with the Phillies all last season.
And then again I might not. The
year at Buffalo showed me how
much I had to learn and it 4rez
pared me for this season on a
team that is going to win the Na
tional league pennant,"
o o
Lillian Russell now appears in
$100,000 worth of clothes and
jewels, prettier than ever. "The
Imperishable Lillian," they now
call her. ...

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