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in 1912, 'and. this would prove the
genus ian a poor ooserver.
Cold analysis prove O'Toole "made
good.", ManagerClarke and Owner
ureyiuss 01 .rittSDurgn are content.
They would have liked to see him do
better, but his 1912 jwork speaks large
for a great 1913 season.
,Sy Cology played a winning, hand
against O'Toole last year. Had he
joined the Pirates minus the blatant
publicity, the chances are his record
would Jiaye formed the ground work
for everi'ihe fans to build great hopes
upon for 1913.
' Too much boosting proved a knock
to O'Toole. The efforts.of scribes to
outdo each other in lauding the"
youngster, who cost so much'mohey,
did him more harm than if they had
dipped their pens in'vitrol. The $22,
500 check was the plow that killed
O'Toole. Marty was press-agented
to death. Only a pitching average of
1.000 would have satisfied the fans
and probably they would have
growled if every game was not a shut
Secretary John Heydler in 1912
made two tables of National league
pitchers. One showed games won
and lost. The other the runs per
game for whicK each, pitcher .was rer
sponsible. In the first list O'Toole
stood 27th, having won 15 and lost
17 games. In the second he ranked
lithr ah&d of Camnitz, Alexander,
Cheney, Adams, Suggs, Richie, Lav
ender, Moope, Ruelbach, Brennan,
Perdue and Harmon. '
OToole's opponents made 110
runs, but in Heydler's list he fs re
sponsible for but 83, an average of
2.72 per game. He was hit 237 times,
walked 159 batters and fanned-150,
made two wild pitches and hit two
Over-anxiety to make good,' be
cause of the press-agenting and the
high price he. brought; bone-headed
base-running by Pittsburgh lack .of
'v' ' .
"timely hitting andthe fact'tfiat.eyery
club saved its stars to pitch against
him these things militated against
O'Toole. , ' - j
To illustrate: On July 1 he "oppos
ed Lavender and for 11 innings not
a run scored. " Pittsburgh' made six -.
hits, the Cubs five. , In .the 12th'
Schulte hit a fly over Donlin's head.
The ball rolled through a" gate,. open
ed for -the first time -since Forbes
field was built, and Schulte scored.
June i7 O'Toole -opposed Mar
quard and lost 5" 4 in-lit. innings. -Pittsburgh
outhit New York two to
one, O'Toole contributing two dou
bles and a single. The papers der u
clared "hphe-headed base running "
July 19 Marqurd again-beat -him,"
5 4.. New York made ( four hits,' ."
Pittsburgh 10. The winning run was -questionable
and the game was pro-
tested without avail.
FACTORY AND HOME BURN
MANY APRIL FOOL CALLS 1
Fire early today destroyed the
home and cigar . factory of Chris-
topher Volk a 2037 N. 57th ct.
Mrs. Fannie Volk and her three
children were in the home alone. The
fire shut off. escape through the back ,
door and the front door was locked. .
Mrs. Volk broke a window with a -chair
and crawled out with herchii- 3
dren, who were overcome by smJjfee.-
The fire started from a spark from f
an engine "on the C. M. & St. P. rail-r'
road tracks. EstimateaVloss is $8,-
Volk was at the , polling station j
about to vote when a neighbor told
him of the fire. He dropped and lost
Iris ballot on hjs-wayj home. -
firemen an over me cuy nayevDeen t
kept busy all aday answering. April
Fool calls. ' i
0 ' 1
Mason Do vou think it's unluckv ?
to have thirteen at(able? Brown
Not if the thirteenth is paying for the
dinner..-.- ? -