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He must have at least two good
He must have heady baserun
ners. He must have players who
catch signals readily.
He must not delay inr filling
- He must" not let a few dollars
stand in the way of a good player.
He must have catchers who
throw well even if they are not
Without harmony no team can
succeed in a major or minor
league. To obtain it the manager
must study his men and use di
plomacy. . .
A successful manager must be
boss. No team can succeed with
A pennant team must have
catchers who can hold the oppos
ing team on the bases. The back
stops need -not be great hitters,
but they must throw well and use
their heads-. .
,-In every campaign I have had
two or three first-class pitchers
who were" good nearly every day
they worked. .Two first-class
pitchers are absolutely necessary.
The'winning manager must not
hesitate to strengthen weak spots.
Allowing a weakness to exist
means games will be- lost, and
vhen you're dropping games reg
ularly yoU're not winning .pen
nants. A few dollars difference should
not prevent a manager from get
ling players he believes will
srrengtheh his team..l never kick
about paying a .good salary to a.
player who delivers in quantities;.
, Unless a team has exception
ally strong hitters, a few good
base runners 'are necessary.
Strong batting clubs cart drive
runners around, but most df my
teams have been mademp of some
who were fair batters, good field
ers and base runners. ,
jV decent break in ,the ltick is
necessary. Many teams of gobd
players fall when the luck of the
game is against them.
Take my Wilkesbairf e team this
yar. The luck has broken against
Us. Two days after the opening
bf the season Fullerfon, second
baseman, sustained a broken leg;
two days later Witchcraft, short
stop, was injured likewise. N6w
Smoot is laid up with rheumatism
and McCloskey, my best pitcher
of 1910-11, is out with a sore arm..
This shows how luck breaks. We
should be in first place, Instead
we are fourth, but once thelUclc
turns I feel the team will win th
, CLYMER'S RECORD. '
19d0 Wilkesbarre (A 1 1 a n t Cc
League , first.
1902 Louisville (A. A.), second.
Pennant lost "on last day.
1903 Louisville (A. A.), second,
1904 Columbus (A. A.), second
1905 Colunibus'(A. A.), first. -1906
Columbus (A. A.), firsts,
1907 Columbus A. A.), fitst.- "
19087-Columbus (A. A-! third.
1910 Wilkesbarre (N, Y State
1911 Wilkesbarre N. Y. State
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