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run the bases speedily and keep alive
to teamwork on defense.
Ball players will tell you : "A good
pair of hands."
The great big fielding secret is abil
ity to shift hands, an'a Eddie Grant,
the fast fielding third baseman of the
Reds, can switch his hands faster
than any infielder in the business.
He is a regular Herman the Great
with the "quickness of the hand de
ceives the eye" stuff.
The position of the hands in catch
ing a jball makes ail the difference
in the world, and there are two prin
cipal ways to make a catch. The
hands are held one way for balls
above the waist and another way for
those below the waist.
Balls batted on the ground fre
quently takes eccentric "hops," -and
good infielders must change their
hands rapidly to make the -stop -and
throw. The man who cannot shift
his hands rapidly works under a big
Ever since he broke into the big
show Grant has been rated one of
the best fielding third basemen liv
ing, and the difference' in his work
and that of others is largely in the
speed with( which his hands-move.
Grant is a wonder at playing
ground balls that bound badly. His
hands are never in an awkward posi
tion when he grabs the ball and rare
ly does he carry an injured finger.
IN DEAR OLD LONDON
By Tom Jackspn.
Right at a King
A ct may look;
They get the hook.
. WILSON'S LATEST JOKE
"The embarrassment felt by pub
lic officials and their families when
they first arrive in Washington as
strangers to official and social cus-.
toms," said President Wilson the oth
er day, "reminds me of the story of,
the congressman from the mining,
camp state whose wife had been used
to rough people and their ways alL
ner me ana wno iouna nerseii at sea
wTion cTio run nil nrl fho nif nl '
"She employed a social secretary
to tell her what to do and what not
to do; what was good form and what
was bad form. One evening at a big
reception she was talking with a sen
ator about a man who had opposed
her husband vigorously in his own
"district. As she was speaking, the
man in question passed through the
room. Leveling her finger at him, she
"'There goes the d- -skunk,
now-r-excuse me for pointing."
"Yes, I'm in the lecture business,"
said the long-haired traveller; "and
I'm making money; too. "rLots of
money! I've got a scheme and it
works to, a charm. Big houseB wher
ever I go." "A scheme?" "Ygs. I al
waySsadvprtise that my lectures are
speciply for women .finder thirty
years of age and for men, who are
out of debt You just ought to s,ee the '
way thepeople come-trobpmg in."
"Bumpus, your old. enemy, Informs'7
me that he. is ready to bury the'
hatchet. I suppose that will mean a
cessation of hostilities?" "Hardly. 1
You see, he wants to'bury the hatchet'"