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HOW MY DAD TAUGHT ME TO PLAY BALL
BY JOE TINKER, JR.
The first baseman should be the
surest catcher on the team, as a
large percentage of the balls thrown
th surest (LATCH
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Sixth of a Series of Photos, Posed Espeeiajly by Joe Tinker, Jr., for Thef
Day Book, on How to Play Baseball.
go to his station. When the bases
are empty play well into the field for
hits that would otherwise go safe.
Make your pitcher cover first base on
plays of this nature. Don't make
swift overhand throws which are
liable to be muffed.
Keep your eyes on the batter if first
Js occupied. If he bunts toward first, Yariabt retires- the battery
run in and get the ball and peg it to
second, taking a chance that it will
be returned quickly enough to head
off the man who is running to first.
Make each peg be accurate.
Before you throw be sure you will
head the runner off. Practice hand
ling low balls. A clean pickup in-
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