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Btovall worked the old hidden, ball
itrlck on Donie Bush while Jennings
fwas on the coaching line.
Major League baseball contains
jthree great Indian stars jn Bender of
the "Athletics, Meyers of the Giants
rand Johnson of lie Red Legs.
h JUost famous of the tno is the cool,
rcrafty, keen-smhted Bender, "who has
5 George Johnson.
helped Connie Mack to two world's
fchampionship and more league titles.
Bender, when in condition, which
is English for "on the water wagpn,"
is one of the most dangerous pitchers
vin the world. He knows every bat
ter's strength and weakness. His
8 ffMri if
control, his peed, his curveSTapd,
better than all, his brain, make 'film
a veritable marvel of the mound. JHIs
work against the Giants In 1911 in
the big series was truly superlative.
As the peanut boy said, "Dere eatin'
- outen the chiefs mitt'
Meyers, the catcher, Is not of the
Bender type. He is not a brilliant,
scintillating' gem like the famous
Chippewa. . Meyers is a Californl
Mission Indian. He is a mechanical
catcher, but will never be a Buck
Ewing or a Billy Sullivan. As a hit
ter he stands high, always batting in
the .300 class and once missing the
position as league leader bysone
Johnson is a newcomer in fast
company tills year, but is regarded
as a $10,000 pitcher. The White Sox
had him, but asked waivers an&Joe
Tinker laid claim to his services, for
Cincinnati, for which team his spit
ball has rpn a majority of the-
tmmoa lu hns nWrflfid. JnlmSdn is
considered the bestman on the CIncy
staff. , ,'
In a signed statement President
Murphy of the Cubs says, regarding
a newspaper story by Christy Math
ewson of the Giants, criticising the
Cubs: "This, statement follows close
ly upon our refusal to purchase in
surance from Mr. Mathewson."
There is the basis of a fine Investi
gation there, and if Matty is using his
writing as a dub It shouli be-made.
Umpire Jack McNuIty has been re
leased, by the Thre'e-Eye League. The
organization wanted to make a place
on its staff for Brick Owens, recent
ly turned loose by the National
A very vain young wdman was be
ing photographed. She had got her
self up with great pains and looked
forward with pride to seeing a fas
cinating portrait, but just as the
photographer was about to raise the
shutter she cried, "Oh, wait a min
ute! I have forgotten to scent my