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, From the -infield of a country
town high' - school . nine to the
American' league in tnree years
such has been thejflasfi across the
baseball firmament ofR'ay 'Chap
man, the chain-lightning short
stop of the Toledo American as
sociationtclub" and-theiatest sen
sation of baseball'
. Chapman will be a member of
the Cleveland clubrbeforethe sea
son is oVjer. . 'Charles Somers,
owner of bothjthe Cleveland 'and
Toledo f rajchises, Js-now trying
to induce his. fellow magnates "in
Jhe major 'league. to! let mm send
Third Baseman .OIson-to Toledo
in tradcfor Chapman. .
Like Roy Capron that other
sensation of the association,
Chapman is a speed jnarvel. He
used to do a hundred yards in
10 2-5 seconds, and,thej,220 yards
in 23 flat, when' a student in the
Herrin, 111,, h'igh schValand was
quite some football player.
Chapman has-been-burning up
the associationr.this season, and it
has-only "been, a question, of tjme
when he would be sold, traded or
drafted into oneof
leagi - ,
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