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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 15, 1912, Image 20

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"COUN,?37BOY FOR BASEBALLSAYS 'OLD CY.'
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Cy Young on His Farm, Giving His -"Eifife Country Admirers
Points on the Game.
which is plenty.of workand fresh
air.
By Cy Young.
Peoli, O., July 15. Other
things being equal and by
"other things" I mean natural
ability, baseball brains'and nerve
I would pick,the country boy in
place of the city chap for my ball
team.
In making this statement I am
dividing the country into two
classes cities and country in
cluding in the latter division the
village and small, city, which in
reality are nothing more than the
country, for in them boys have
the advantage of country life,
I am-not saying.this because I
am from the country and return
here on the slightest'provocation.
Still, I 'believe tjie fact that-1 was
born and raised on a farm (not
two miles, from this spot,, by the
way) is largely responsible for
my success a$ a pitcher.
I was naturally rugged, and-my
farm work, as a boy tended to
make rie more so. T have, seen ,
other pitchers who seemed to
have a lot mpre stuff than I had
fail, for the reason that they were
lackiug-in 'reserve power

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