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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 13, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 9',
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HOW MY DAD TAUGHT ME TO PLAY BALL
BY JOE TINKER, JR.
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Eighth of a Series of Photos, Posed Especially by Joe Tinker, Jr., for ThS,
Day Book, on How to Play Baseball.
is a good plan for the left fielder and
the center fielder to throw to second
base if a runner is on first base and
to throw to third if one is on second.
With the right fielder, if a runner is
on first, peg to second. If no runner
is on, peg to first
Outfielders should back up one an
other. In fielding a grounder don't
wajt for it to come to you. Grab it
on a bound, while coming in.
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It isn't everyone who can get under
a fly and hold it, or field a bounding
grounder and peg it accurately and
swiftly to the proper base. These are
but a few of the requirements of a
good outfielder. Practice and good
judgment will tell the story. The two
essential qualifications are a strong
arm and ability to sprint
To be a successful fielder you must
think and act quick. You must take
the sun and wind into consideration.
You must know the ground upon
which you are working. A slight
roughness will often deflect a ground
er. You should know the instant a
ball is hit just where it will go.
Fielding alone won't hold your job.
Do something and do it right with the
ball the instant it hits-your glove. It
TODAY IN ILLINOIS HISTORY
April 13, 1735. The Illinois Indians
near Ft De Chartres were removed
to a distance of 12 leagues from the
The papers are making a big fuss
over the fact that some western
woman is president of a bank. We've
known many women for years who
are accomplished tellers.