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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 08, 1913, Image 12

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"Aggressiveness," but he no longer
recommends spike-sharpening to in
timidate infielders.
McGraw began his baseball career
with the Olean, N. Y., club at the
tender age of 20. Then he was a
blue-eyed child who gave no warning
of future greatness.
As third baseman of the Orioles
McGraw became "Muggsy" and a ter
ror. He grew famous and succeeded
Ned Hanlon as manager of the team.
With the birth of the American
League McGraw and several of his
players jumped to the Giants, where
he was given full authority and a
big salary to produce a winner.
History proves that he did his work
so well that he draws $20,000 a year,
and last year signed a five-year con
tract at this figure.
As the result of his success Mc
Graw is on finance's Easy street.
Last fall, during the world's series,
he and Ban B. Johnson shook .hands,
healing a breach that had existed
ever since the jump from Baltimore
to New York.
Twice in the last three years Mc
Graw has led his team to league pen
nants and world's series. Twice he
has lost baseball's highest honors.
His team was outplayed by the Ath
letics and outlucked by the Red Sox.
This year he is almost certain to par
ticipate in another world's series,
and at this distance he seems to have
a team capable of beating either the
Athletics or Cleveland, should the lat
ter team come home in front in the
last few jumps.
McGraw is a betted baseball leader
than many give him credit for. Men
who follow the game closely know he
has won pennants with one or two
stars and a large collection of arms
and legs, the supply of brains being
concealed about his own chubby per
son. Douglas Baird, third baseman of
the Springfield, Three-Eye League
team, will join tie Pittsburgh Pirates
at the end of the Three-Eye season.
GIRL SAYS IT'S HARD TO TURN
OFFER OF AUTO SPIN DOWN
Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 8. "Hun
dreds of other girls do the same thing
Meta Zook and I did and get away
with it We were just unfortunate
enough to be found out."
This was the declaration of Gene
vieve Johnson, chum of Meta Zook,
victim of a criminal operation, this
morning at the Detention Home.
"It is pretty hard for a girl to say
'no, I'd rather stay at home,' when a
nce-looking boy who has a car and
plenty of money he is willing to spend
on her drives up to the door and asks
her to go out to the park or for a
spin on the boulevards: Young girls
want good times.
"We went about our fun the'wrong
way, I guess. I did not have any
mother to watch me she died when
I was 2 years old but Meta's mother
should have refused to let her go
around with that wild bunch of young
spendthrifts from Westport. They
didn't care anything for us but for
one thing."
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WOULD RETAIN GRANDSTAND
BUILT FOR KNIGHTS TEMPLAR
Denver, Col., Aug. 7. The reten
tion of the Knights' Templar grand
stand, with a seating capacity of 30,
000, built for the Templar conclave
next week, for use during the con
vention of the Elks in July, 1914,
was the request made of the city
commissioners today by the local exe
cutive committee of the order.
J. B. Fleming, owner of the ma
terial used in the stadium, proposed
that the pennant winners of the two
major leagues play a series of exhi
bition games in the stadium follow
ing the world's series, and that two
of the larger college elevens of the
East give an exhibition football game
after the regular gridiron season.
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Ting-a-ling-ling! The curtain be
ing lip, Mr. Cipriano Castro is again
seen at the head of a Venezuelan
revolution. Same old frisky Cip.

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