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old keystone rivals, Eddie Collins of
the Athletics and Larry Doyle of the
Giants, will face each other as they
did two years ago.
It would be hard to find two great
second baseman so unalike as Doyle
and Collins. The latter is the whirl
wind style; loose jointed, careless
looking, he gives no indication of his
effectiveness until he is galvanized
into action as the play starts. Then
he is the epitome of speed and effi
ciency. He pounces upon the ball
like a cat upon a mouse and just as
The Rival Captains Eddie Collins (Sliding) and Larry Doyle.
surely. He gets the ball away with
out a lost motion, or covers second
to take a throw. and retire a base
runner without the loss of a fraction
of time. No player in either league
is the superior of Collins when it
comes to putting the ball upon a base
Doyle, for all he is Irish, lacks the
temperament' of Collins. He is a
great second baseman and a great
player, but he has neither the speed
nor the dash of the Athletics' marvel.
Doyle is more of a plugger, although
he rises .to brilliance in times of great
stress. Both Collins and Doyle are
grand batsmen, the Philadelphian
having it on his rival in this respect
to a considerable extent, although in
the 1911 series Doyle outhit Collins
and also outfielded him.
"Your sign language is beautiful,"
said Uncle John Rockefeller, as he
stood at his church door in Cleveland
and shook hands with 200 deaf and
dumb people, with tears in his eyes.
Any language that, can't be devoted
to loud kicking on the price of gaso
line is apt to touch John's heart.