denbach, former amateur middle
weight boxing champion, managed
and played with a nine on New York's
upper West Side. The team was to
play a formidable club in New Jer
sey and the day before the game the
third baseman went to bed, mighty
sick, causing dismay-in, the organiza
tion, for it wasn't easy"to dig up a
good infielder on short notice.
Rodenbach had given up hope of
making any sort of a showing in the
game when a friend met him and
said, "Billy, there's a kid down in
Hell's kitchen that looks like the
goods. Go take a look at "Mm."
Rodenbach went to the, historic
ground and at 39th street and 11th
avenue found a game for the "cham
pionship of the kitchen," in progress.
Rodenbach glued his eyes on the
third baseman of one te"am and was
impressed with the way the kid
scooped all sorts of drives and sailed
them across to the first baseman.
Between innings Rodenbach ap
proached the kid and asked him to
go over to Jersey the next day to play
with his club.
"Aw, gwan, I can't play wit you
big guys," replied the little lellow.
"I'll take a chance on you. -eome
on and I'll slip you a half dollar."
The boy's eyes widened and he
consented. Next day the kid's stops
and lightning thrpws materially help
ed Rodenbach's team win the game.
The boy became a fixture on the team,
and was a semi-pros star until he
vaulted into the professional game.
Last year, after one of the world's
series games between Boston and
New York, Rodenbach. jumped from
his seat and shook hahds with one
of the Red Sox. After some general
talk Billy said:
"I suppose you have done pretty
well this season."
"Yes," answered the player, "with
my salary as captain and my share
of the world's series, I'll clean up
"Good for you," said Rodenbach,
"and you're earning it. It's different
from the day I slipped you half a
dollar to play third, isn't it?"
"Sure'," said the player laughing,
"but do you know, Billy, that 50 cents
looked as big to me that day as a
thousand does today?"
And Capt Heinie Wagner of the
world's champions walked from the
Polo grounds, dreaming of the dayg
when he scooped sizzling grounders
off the cobble stones of Hell's kit
chen. Freddie Daniels got a decision over
Danny Goodman of Chicago in 15
rounds at 'St. Joe, Mo.-
DISCOVERS WHEN WE DO THE
BIGGEST SHARE OF LOVING
Hamburg, Germany, Nov. 1. The
"curve of love" has been traced by
Johann Jackh, after much study of
the scientific principles of governing
the relations between the sexes. His
diagram shows that the male capac
ity for affectio'h toward the other sex
is highest between the ages of 24 and
26, whereas the "female curve" rises
highest between 30 and 34.
The statistics are based on an ex
amination of the sex lives of 400 fa
mous men and women. Dr. Jackh
claims that man loves appreciably at
twenty, but that after that there is"""
a drop, owing to his getting over
youth's "first delusions." "He begins
to love strongly," says the doctor, "at
twenty-four. He seldom really loves
at thirty, being then too busy with his
advancement in life. At that age he
will accept love and in many in
stances make some advances, But
after thirty, almost invariably, the
man is thoroughly receptive and the
woman makes practically all the ad
"Look here. That horse you sold
me runs away, bites and tries to kick
down the stable at night You told
me that if I once got him at your
pripe I wouldn't part with him for -$1,000."
"Well, you won't"
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