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:base Running this year? yotbeti .managers
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By- G. R Pulford.
Hot Springs, Ark., March
26.fr-The. summer of 1912
wall be the. greatest-base run
ning season- in baseball- if
preparations made are JuidK
In every training ,camp.I,
visitea tnis spring- l saw
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Two close. plays at Hot Springs.. Above,, Zach-Wheat of
Brooklyn 'getting back to first safely wHe'n "Earl .Yingling tried to
catch him napping. Utility player Jim"Breeri,-.piaying. first. Bjelow,
first baseman' Luderus, Phillies,, fails'to get""G'avvy" Crayath,who
sua DacK to tne Dagteer nrst
managers devoting hours to the
development- qf this- 'most spec
tacular -side of .the .game.
r-The Giants-wpn. the, National
league pennant' last year on the
baqe. lines and their example
made' the other managers -do
spme. thinking, -But. -for Ira
Thomas and Lapp, the-Athletics.'
catchers, the Giants might have
w.on the world's series. by base
In every camp'thestar runners
are-shqwh)g recruits, by example
the little j tricks ,that helpJa.run-'
ner near"er-th'e pjate, without de
pendingupOn the'battjSr. The re
sult is-inqreased-efficiency on the
paths. : . . '
' At times ball - grounds resem
bled an,athletic-fi'eld,Nvih a class1
of sprinters being coached. Half
a 'dozen. players, at a .time practiced-