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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 13, 1916, NOON EDITION, Image 7

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Persistent link: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045487/1916-01-13/ed-1/seq-7/

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ager, of the Gunthers, which last
y6ar won the city championship.
Just how much a manager figures
in the development of a star pitcher
and just how much needs to be done,
sometimes, to save good raw mate
rial from the Great Scrap Heap is
shown by the case of Fred Toney,
counted on to be a whale with the
Cincinnati Reds the coming season.
Toney was turned from a castoff
"dub" into a pitcher who won a big
majority of his" games with a second
division club last season, and next to
Grover Alexander was the hardest
pitcher in the National league to
score against
From the time Toney set strike
oukrecords in the Blue Grass league
in 1909 untl last season he was a
puzzle. He had wonderful natural
ability and every good baseball judge
who looked at him said he ought to
be a wonder. Wise managers and
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