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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 08, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 10',
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HOW MY DAD TAUGHT ME TO PLAY BALL
BY JOE TINKER, JR.
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Fourth of a series of photos, posed especially for The Day Book, by!
Joe Tinker, Jr., showing how to play baseball.
ball delivered. Make 'em be over. A
base on balls oftentimes does as
much to help win a game as a sin
gle. Don't argue with the umpire.
If you are hot-headed you hurt your
chances to connect with cool-headed
Above all, be natural and at ease.
Don't strain yourself. Keep your eye
on the ball and try to just meet it
Stand close to the plate when bat
ting. Don't lose your nerve if the
pitcher tries to bean you. Some fel
lows like to choke their bats or grip
the handle about four inches from
the end. My father doesn't approve
of this style. He taught me to take
hold at the end of the handle. Grip
lightly. Don't try to knock every
ball out of tfee lot
Learn to place your drives. Prac
tice buntins. Don't go after every
By adding an ounce of camphor to
each five gallons of gasoline an Eng
lish automobilist says he has effected
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