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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 11, 1912, Image 19

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and. the other highbrows said- 1
have'it,' bat this rah rah latte
language sours me. You knowj
a. fellpw has to be able to talk fo
a, ball game, but it's got to be tallc
that every one understands.
"Nevertheless, this guy was
touted as a winner, arid the papers
were full of the way he run bases
in, college.. Seems his base run
ning was what first put the
scouts on to him. And he was
fa$t, though every time he slid
it looked like he was afraid of
b'Z'' -o
Spiling his panties, But he
"weathered th& training season
and stuck with the team. Not as
- a regular infiejder, but as utility
m?n. I forgot to sayt tjiat about
a week before the season opened
he scraped a square yard or so
off his hip sliding to a base.
'Twasjft much, bqt he thought it
was awful.
"He came around to me and
asked me what protection si used
Q-Jsiep from gejtin' all skun, up.
Now, spme guys usp fancy slid
ing pads, but I never uphplstered
myself in nothin' but a towel, and
I vised George to all of it I seen
hls-eyes pop operi when I told
him about the pads, but He just
thanked me and walked away.
"Of course, after the Season
opened I didn't have much time
to, pay to Jeorge, bein' as X was
the, star ateher of the league,
and workin1 every day. But I no
tfced when he was practicin' that
his pants, sort o' ballooned qut at
the sides. I was too husy to su
pervise Geprges personal adorn,
ment.
"Along about twp weeks after
the season, opened GeQrge got his
chance fif a rea.1 ball game. Our
third baseman got spiked in the
fourth inning, and the college lad
was, pushed in to take his place.
Played nice ba,ll in the field, tpo,
though ne didn't get on base in
his first two- times up. We was
behind, and at the beginning of
the ninth thescore was 4 to 3,
with us pntjje shqrt end. ' The
first twd" batters wasput put of
the way, and George -wasoip with
a chance tp make a name fqr him
self, and probably giet a nickel
ciga'r named after h'im. r
He connected, too, and ripped
a nifty double- down the left foul
line. With me up next, it looked
soft for a tie score, for I was
some cleanup-hitter them days-. 1
made a hit, of course (ain't I tell
ing the story), a single and
George had plenty of time to
score, though he might have to
slide. George started to run
soon, as I hit the ball, and was

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