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sacker. Oftentimes you will be re
quired to field the ball on the dead
run and make a dead stop in order
to make a fast peg to first
Get into the plays when a runner
is caught between-- bases. Don't
make too many throws In play. Start
at full speed and get the runner in
action and then throw to the fielder
in front of the man.
Learn all the signals of the team
thoroughly. Memorize those used
between the catcher and the first and
second baseman so that you will be
posted on approaching plays and able
to back them up promptly.
Playing short offers many chances
for individual star plays and vhe work
of a good man will have a great ef
fect on the score card.
Don't throw the ball until you are
sure you are going to get it into the
hands of the man who is waiting to
receive it Don't be overanxious.
BOXING SPORTS OF ALL
Baseball swiped all other sports
from the sporting pages of America
today. In the National and Ameri
can league cities, with eight games
opening the season, there was no
hesitation in enthroning baseball as
"the big game."
The schedule for today ran:
American League Detroit at Chi
cago, St Louis at Cleveland, Wash
ington at New York and Philadelphia
National League Chicago at Cin
cinnati, Pittsburgh at St Louis, Bos
ton at Brooklyn and New York at
Both Sox and Cubs ended up their
training season with wins. The
South Side crew trimmed Moline, 5
to 0. Of the eight hits made by
Rowland's crew, Jackson grabbed a
homer and Murphy a two-bagger.
The Sox Yannigans blanked Rock
ford, 4 to 0. Galvin hurled a peach of
a game, allowing only two hits.
Walsh was the batting star, getting
a triple and two singles.
The Cubs walloped Louisville, 9 to
3 Tinker's crew gathered 15 hits,
Zimmerman getting a triple, double
and single and Fischer rapping out
Just what effect is the sale of Tris
Speaker going to have on the Red
So,x players this season? That ques
tion has been bobbing up and down
' since the star center fielder was sent
over to the Cleveland team. Already
:ere bas been noticed a lack of
proper pep in the Boston outfit Thi3
is due partly to the fact that in one
of Walker's first games in the place
of Speaker he hit Into a double play
in the ninth inning with a man on
base. The result of that game was
1 to 0 in Harvard's favor. 'Twas a
tough luck start for Walker. How
ever, with the season a little way
along, Walker may hit the stride that
will make the Red Sox players again
take on a goodly share of ginger and
Speaker, on the other hand, has
decided that he will go out and do his
best for Cleveland on one condition.
He wants $5,000 of the purchase
price paid for him by James C. Dunn
to Owner Lannin of the Red Sox.
This can't see the argument that it is
a njatter between himself and Lan
nin and that it does not concern his
signing a contract with Gleveland. A
conference scheduled for this morn
ing should settle things.
The Yanks had a hard nut to crack
when they ran up against Walter
Johnson of the Senators. At the
same time their lineup was augment
ed by sluggers like "Home Run" Ba
ker and Lee Magee.
Speedy Alexander took the mound
for the Phillies when they faced the
Giants in Philadelphia. Heavy re
vived interest in the game has been
shown in the past week.
With the opening of the baseball
season today it is interesting to note
that practically all the more promi-
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