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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 27, 1913, Image 13

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DETROIT TEAM INFIELD WONDER IS MOTHER'S BOY
AND HE IS PROUD OF IT
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Indianapolis, Ind., Feb. 27.
Inasmuch as Owen Bush, the pee
wee shortstop, is a Detroit ball
player, the supposition is that
Manager Hugh Jennings is his
boss. But Hughey is merely an
assistant boss.
The real boss, chief adviser, the
guardian angel of Owen Bush, is
Airs. Ellen bush, 55, widow and
mother of the spec marvel of the
Detroit infield. Bush is "moth
er's boy" and glories in the title.
The Bush family resides at 214
N. Walcott street; the home was
a present from Owen to his
mother.
The affection between the little
ball player and his mother is an
old story to their friends on In
dianapolis' east side. Mrs. Bush
still thinks of Owen as her baby
and her baby is a national char
acter. "I hated to see Owen become a
ball player and I cried when he
went to Dayton and to Marion
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and to South Bend, when he was
scarcely old enough to wear long
trousers. But it's worse now, for
he goes so far from home," said
Mrs. Bush.
"He is a good son. He saves
his money and I help him to do it.
He always sent money home to be
banked. I read the papers every
day during the season to see'what
he does and, of course, I like to
see him praised. I feel badly
when he makes an error.
"When Owen was with Indian
apolis I used to see him play near
ly every day and it did me good
to hear the people cheer him."
Another worshipper of "Don
nie" is his sister, Elizabeth, who
says the Detroit short fielder is a
wonder with the broom and dust
cloth about the house, but, girls,
he draws the line at dishwash
ing. "Owen will be 24 in October.
He joined Detroit in the fall of
1908 and helped win the pennant,
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