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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, June 10, 1912, Image 31',
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Three top drawings show "break" of the spt ball, viewed from
above. The three lower drawings, by "Doc" White of the White
Sox, show the flight of the slow ball.
from its line of flight, causing the
Here you have a spinning ball
that curves and a dead ball that
Walsh and Ford are different
from the ordinary spit-ballers.
They control the break by giving
the ball a very slight spin with the
thumb as the wet surface slides
dff the forefingers. The ball re
volves perhaps six times in its
The comparatively, insignifi
cant spin does not make the ball
bore through the air cushion, but
it is enough tb give it a vary
slight pressure on one side.
As the ball swerves it is in a
state oi very
, win,g would determine the direc-
tiqn qf its slide off the air cushion
That pressure, infinitesimal as it
is, controls the direction of the
break. Hence, by the position of
the thumb and the spin, they send
the ball to left, right or down, and
Walsh makes it break upward.
CHUMS DIE TOGETHER
Despondent because they were
out of work, Rader LaGrange,
22, and Sam Zader, 25, room
mates, asphyxiated themselves in
their room at 10018 Ewing ave
nue early today.
lowels had been useq.to stuff
mp cracks, in doors and windows
and eras was pouring: from everv
unstable eauilib- iet in the room when the bodies
num. The breeze of a butterfly's were discovered.