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Brooklyn Nationals, and Heinle Groh,
infielder -with the Cincinnati Reds.
Max Carey, outfielder with the Pitts
burgh Pirates, is the third one.
This is the first trip to the coast
forHeinie Groh and Qtto Miller, but
Carey spent a week at Ocean Park,
near here, last winter, before he went
Miller's sister, Mrs. J. R. Miller,
with whom he is staying, has been
trying to lure her big brother out to
the Pacific side of the U. S. A. for
eight years, but not until this sea
son did she succeed.
"I like it so well," said Miller,
"that I think I will come o'lt every
winter. I only hope the rest of my
life is as happy as the last three
months have been." This is part trib
ute to Dan Cupid and part to the
western climate. The Millers were
married Oct 12, 1915.
Heinie Groh was the lightning
wooer. Ten days after he met his
bride she was wearing his engage
ment ring. Three weeks after they
met they married. That was last
February. "And if we had waited 40
years we couldn't be happier," said
The three players came west with
the all-National team. They played
30 ball games en route and arrived
in San Francisco for Thanksgiving.
A merry time these ball tossers
have had since their arrival at Ven
ice. They have forgotten baseball.
The nearest they get to it is an oc
casional game of catch as they ca
vort on the beach in their bathing
suits. They have rented a 7-passen-ger
machine and are "burning up"
the fine roads of Southern California.
"When automobling and scenery
hunting lose their thrills, a little fish
ing is indulged in surf fishing at
Venice or deep sea fishing off Cata
On a recent fishing jaunt to Cat
alina, enjoyed by the players and
their wives, their boat was nearly
swamped by a school of enormous
"They were as large as the boat
30 feet long," said Miller. "Our
boatman thought at first we had
jumped a school of black whales. Be
lieve me, I was a bit worried. I
thought every minute one would
come up under the boat and spill us
into the ocean. Of course, it seemed
funny afterward almost as funny
as when Carey caught his first albi
core. '"Stop the boat!' shouted Max,
'I've hooked a snag!'
" 'Snag be hanged!' yelled the
boatman, 'you've caught a fish! Reel
him in before he breaks your line.'
"When we were among the por
poises the boatman started to shoot
one, but Mrs. Miller stopped him.
" 'Don't shoot until you have -to,'
she told him, and we all laughed."
The ballplayers are living in a town
where the streets are canals and the
street cars are boats.
Of the three men, Carey is least
enthusiastic for the coast as a win
"Of course, it's all right," he said,
"and a canal for a street is fine for
a while, but I'm afraid It would get
tiresome. Honolulu for me Hono
lulu and a surfboard!"
It is light housekeeping the big
leaguers do; little bungalows easy
to. care fdr.
THE COST OF A COLD
Patrick O'Brien, millionaire:
10 visits at $5 $ 50
One visit 25
One week's service 35
Pat O'Brien, bricklayer:
Half-pint whiskey 35
Total $ ,45
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