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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 13, 1916, NOON EDITION, Image 8

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catchers tried to make him the great
pitcher he ought to have been, then
gave up hope. He made five trips to
and from the major leagues.
Finally, last spring, the big moun
taineer found himself out of a job.
He asked for another trial with the
Cubs and was -turned ,down. He
wrote to every other club in the Na
tional and American leagues 15 of
them asking for a chance. He got
one reply. It was from Buck Herzog,
manager of the Cincinnati Reds.
Herzog was willing to tackle the
job of molding the big failure into a
success.
Toney reported, without spring
training, four days after the season
opened. Herzog is one manager who
can get a ballplayer in shape, and he
started on the big job. He trained
Toney for five weeks. He was criti
cized for keeping the big fellow on
the payroll, but She Red leader had
some ideas about pitchers and insist
ed on working them out
Toney had rare speed and always
tried to whiz the ball past the batter.
Herzog taught him not to try to
strike out every batter, but to make
them bat at bad balls. Toney was
a side-arm pitcher; Herzog made him
pitch overhand.
Herzog taught him to mix in a
slow ball and slow curve with his
fast one and to use his fade-away on
lefthand batters. He taught him to
use the same motion in throwing his
slow ball he used throwing his speedy
ones.
The Red boss taught Toney to
study batters and "work" on them.
He taught him to pitch with his head
as much as with his arm.
In five weeks Toney vwas ready
and he was a whirlwind. The pitch
er who had been the big mystery of
baseball for five years won 17 games
and lost only 6, held opposing teams
to less than two runs a game and to
a batting average of .175. He pitched
six shutouts. '
So the manager who found Frank
Baker and gave the game one of its
greatest hitters gave the game a
great pitcher who had been lost
Basketbal Scores
Tilden 14, Calumet 13.
New Trier 26, Senn 13.
North Division 24, Chi. Latin 16.
Loyola 59, Wendell Phillips 9.
Hyde Park 21, Oak Park 0.
Lewis 22, Lane College 7. ,
Crane 18, De La Salle 13. '
I. A. C. 70, White Eagles 17.
West Side Browns 33, Exmoors 2L
Schurz 18, Parker 12.
St Ignatius 57, Holy Family 5.
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LIBBY MARTIN NOT GUILTY OF
KEEPING DISORDERLY HOUSE
Libby Martin, daughter of Chas.
Martin, alderman from the fifth
ward, was discharged from the mu
nicipal court by Judge Courtney, who
held her not guilty of keeping' a dis
orderly house yesterday.
Miss Martin's flat at 121 B. 36th
st was raided three months ago. Six
continuances were granted and she
appeared before three different
judges.
Fearing she might be acquitted,
Samuel Thrasher, head of the com
mittee of fifteen swore out another
warrant for her. It appears that Miss
Martin knew this, for she refused to
leave the protection of the court till
a bondsman could be found.
Judge Courtney refused to admit
pertain evidence and then called the
case incomplete.
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OFFICE EMPLOYES, NOTICE!
Meeting of the Office Employes'
ass'n No. 2755 will be held Jan. 14 at
6:30 p. m. in the Junior League rest
room, 35 S. Dearborn st
This meeting will be addressed by
Miss Agnes Nestor, pres. Women's
Trade Union league. Any office em
ploye not a member, of the ass'n will
also be welcome.
Anvthiner vet occurred to remind
you that it's leap year? We've seen
several senrs wun new rings on third
finger, left hand.

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