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of the Athletics, has been given that
the wonderful infield of his pennant
winning team, which is valued at
$100,000 by baseball men, did not
cost him a nickel.
Such financial genius should
awaken for Mack the profound ad
miration of John D. Rockefeller or
Andy Carnegie, our best-known in
vestors. In Frank Baker at third base, Jack
Barry at shortstop, Eddie Collins at
second base, and "Stuffy" Mclnnis at
first base, the Athletics have the
greatest' infield combination now in
baseball and probably the best that
ever played the game.
Although valued at $100,000 this
sum would not buy them. They are
worth more than that to the owners'
of the Athletics, for they win pen
nants and world's championships and
produce dividends, the size of which
only the men of the American'
Unless something breaks before'
the last days of September, these
boys will be disputing with some Na
tional League club for the title of
world's champions, for the third time
in four years. Twice they have won
the honor. Last year, inflated by suc
cess in 1910 and '11, the team dissi
pated and loafed until Boston won
the honor, but this summer, after a
winter spent in Cuba, they have per
formed like the Athletics of old and-'
appear to be unbeatable.
From left to right "Home Run"
Baker, Jack Barry, Eddie Collins,