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' In " Walrel, his $18 000 beauty,
Chance has one of the best-looking
youngsters that ever played third
base; Maisel fields brilliantly and he
certainly can hithen there is Jack
Knight, the elongateg infielder who
was dragged back from the Inter
national League; Williams, the big
first baseman; Roily Zeider, one of
the most valuable infielders in the
league, a daring baserunner and a
hard, timely hitter; Frankie Gil
hooley, the sensational outfielder;
Holden and Whitman, both outfield
ers who were tried out this fall.
But it is the pitching department
that Chance has done well. First he
uncovered Keating, the wonderful
spitball pitcher; in the draft, from
the American Association, he drew
"King" Gole, fori whom Columbus
retused his offer of $12,000 earlier in
Chance brought Cole into the big
league when he was pilot of the Cubs.
Cole -is glad to go to Chance again.
Cole was a bear in the A. A. last
season and the experience should
make him more valuable to Chance.
From the Houston, Tex., club,
Chance secured "Dode" Criss and
Charley Rose, the best pitehers in the
Criss' chief pitching'fault was lack
of control. He could wing a ball
across the pan like Rusie, but he sel
dom knew where it would land. Criss
started ball playing at Corsiciana,
Tex., eight .years ago. When he was
let go by the Browns, after his arm
went lame, he went to the Houston
team and last year won 14 games.
This year he was the best ritcher in
the league and his speed, plus the
control he discovered somewhere on
the sun-cured prairies, promises to
make him a valuable man for Chance.
Charley Rose has been with Hous
ton five years and hails from Mis
souri. In 1911 he was sold to then
Browns, but was returned before the
training season ended. Rose is a lit
tle chap, weighing scarcely 150. but
his -pitching is uncanny. Outside-of
Criss he s the best pitcher in the!)
Texas League this year, aha his win
ning 21 games out of 27 makes him
look genuine. He is 5" feet 9 and
onlj; 23. Otto Sens, president of the
Houston club, expects Rose back"
next spring; having an idea the little "
fellow is a Qlass A pitcher at best.
Rose is a lefthander and is noted '
for making the runners stick close "l
to the bags. He made monkeys of the
Giants last spring when they tried
to run wild on him. and his halMbalk
motion is said to fool the best sack- T
pilferers in the business. .
Chance may also Jand -Jimmy
Walsh, Athletic outfielder. The
Yanks released Claude Derrick to'
Baltimore so Connie Mack could keep
a string on him, and it is certain '
Chance was promised a player Trom
the Athletics in return for this favor. '
Walsh is a fast outfielder, and wields
a stout bat.
DID HIS BEST
"A woman came into the hospital
the other day, and she was so cross-'
eyed that the tears- ran down her
back." " - '
"You couldn't do anything for her,
could you?" '
('Yes;'we treated her for bacteria-""
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.Musical apparatus Is contained
within the handle .of a new fan to -play
a tune as the fan" is-used.