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best batters work. Study their
style, watch how they hold them
selves, notice the way they hold
their bats and how they swing
them. There is a reason for every
movement that a first-class batter
makes, and you will find out that
reason for yourselves if you imi
A youngster should not try to
use a bat that is too'heavy for
him. Most boys love to get hold
of a bat that has been used by
some big player and try and use it
in spite of the fact that it is far too
heavy for their strength. You
should not use a bat that you, can
not handle with ease and com
Of course, the most important
thing in batting is your eye. Some -eyes
seem to be naturally formed
for the judging of distance and
speed, but training will do a great
deal. If it is at all possible to get a
good coach it will help a lot, but a
boy who works hard will get there
if jie has it in him.
Aside from hitting, sliding is
one of the most important points
of the game. In this, as in batting,
the best way to learn is to watch
fellows do it who know how.
If you want to be a good ball
player remember to keep yourself
in good physical condition, as this "
is absolutely necessary, and clean
living is the only way to health.
A lady, who was especially fond
of getting bargains, came home
one day from a sale and started
to display her purchases.
"Why on earth did you buy
this?" demanded her husband,
taking up a brass plate for a door,
with the name "Brown" on it.
"Well," said the wife, "it was
so cheap. I only gave twopence
"But you are throwing two
"Oh," said the wife, "you never
know how things come In, for you!
might die and I might marry a
man named Brown!" Horner's
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