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"I am going to stay in the game, as
long as I am good, but I have no de
sire to play in the East again. I've
had my fling. This is my home out
here the place where I began, and
I am perfectly content to stick."
Overall was purchased off the Chi
cago Cubs by the Seals for $1,800.
It was expected thafhe would be the
sensation of the Coast League. He
was not. Frequently he has been bat
ted all over the lot and has had to be
pulled out of the box to save the
There is a little touch of pathos in
the fact that this husky heaver a
giant physically, and a giant in the
baseball world, who has written a
book on the game has had to be
pulled off the mound to keep a bunch
of bushers and minor leaguers from
making a-romp of the game he was
"A man should .not stay in the
game too, long'," says Overall. "Base
ball is injurious to the. man who stays
in too long. A3 a player grows older
the strain, to get into condition is too
severe; it' breaks down his constitu
tion. No man can stand it"
Orval . Overall began his baseball
career at the University of California.
His first professional baUwas a year
with Tacoma," when that club was in
the Pacific Coast League. Then he
was drafted by Cincinnati and after
a season was sold to the Chicago
Cubs and became the sensation of
the NationaljLeague. "
"I am not so good as I used to be,"
concluded Overall, "but I haven't shot
my bolt yet."
MANY MOMENTOUS "IFS" IN 'BIG SERIES,
WRITES CHIEF "FAN" GEORGE COHAN
BY GEORGE M. COHAN
Copyright, 1913, by the Newspaper
live picked the Athletics to beat
the Giants, and by this same system
have picked the Giants to lose to the
Athletics but every fan knows base
ball. Being a fan myself, I've seen too
much of it to take anything for
granted. There are as many ''ifs"
in this next series as there, are sands
on the Atlantic coast from Florida
to Maine, which is more than six.
The first "if" is the Giants' bat
ting power. Doyle, Meyers and
Merkle have done poorly this season,
but there's a, good chance that just
for this series they will swing' back
in and tear the peeling off the pill,
hitting harder than even before. If
The next "if" is Baker. This ter
ror poled two home runs in 1911 and
broke up the show. But hitting iome
runs, however vhard you hit the ball,
isn't always down on the cards.He
may not get one this year. No telling,
where that 1911 imix-up would have'
gone If Baker- hadn't cracked out
either one of those four base blows.j
The Giants would have won threej
games, with a-chance at the fourth
and an even chance at that. ,
Connie will undoubtedly workt
Schang a lot, possibly give him more,
to do than both the others. If he
comes through, fine and dandy; butj
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