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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 13, 1912, Image 17

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WORLD'S CHAMPIONS HOME RUN BATSMAN
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A fine snapshot action
photograph of Home Run
Baker.
A batter needs-just as
much nerve in a minor
league as he does in the
majors. In fact, he needs
more, for many minor
league pitchers" are "bean
bailers." I mean that many
are shy of control, not that
they throw at your head
more frequently than the
big fellows. ,
My receipt for batting is
to look upon the star pitch
ers as if they were bush
leaguers. If a recruit gets
the 'idea that the great
pitchers are going to beat
him, he never will get any
where. No player can af
ford to be afraid of a
pitcher.
I think this feeling help
ed me against Mathewson.
knew;he was a wonderful pitcher, but
Tilso Knew he had such good control
that he would not hit me and I
simply waited until I got a good
one. Fortunately I got it just
when it was most needed.
ODD DOPE
,
The season of 1911 was the
most disastrous to minor leagues'
since the organization of the Na
tional association. Much of the
trouble was due to failure to keep
within the salary limit.
From 1877 to 1890, 13 years,
Silver Flint caught 835 games
and in 833 he worked without
glove, mask or protector.
Adrian C. Anson played in 1,1
582 games from 1876 to 892. He.
made 2,252 hits, a total average of
.344.
In 1875 the Boston team won.
eycry game onts home grounds,
Mike Kelly, in 1,155 games,
covering 12 years, batted .321.
Jimmy Austin ofthe Browns is.
the fastest man in baseball, going
to first. His time is .03 1-5 sec
onds. - i
Austin also holds the record of
.14 1-5 seconds for circling the
On Thursday, May 11, 1911,
all batting records were smashed
in the big leaguesy-when the eight
games produced 126 runs and 177
hits.'
The best strikeout perform
ances are: Best professional rep
ord, Willie .Mitchell, San Aq
tonio, 20 men, J909; National
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