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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 18, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 9

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HOW MY DAD TAUGHT ME TO PLAY BALL
BY JOE TINKER, JR.
PITCHING THE OUTCURVE
Although the outcurve has been
used less since the spitter, with its
combination of out and drop, came
in, it is a handy thing for a young
pitcher to have. It is the most nat
ural of all curves and the most read
ily learned. Fig. 1 shows the position
of the thumb and the first two fin
gers; the second pair of fingers oc
cupy the position shown in Fig 2,
without too much pressure. Fig. 3
indicates how the ball should leave
the hand, being literally snapped out
of the grasp by a strong overhand
swing of the arm.
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HOW TRACTION COMMITTEE
HOPE TO GET RESULTS
Every person who boards a street
car or elevated train will within the
next few days be handed a yellow
slip of paper and be asked to write
down when and where he or she
boarded the car and is going and by
what route. This is part of the work
the newly-appointed traction com
mittee is doing. It is hoped to get re
plies from at least 97 per cent of the
passengers as was done in Detroit.
Chicago's 2,500,000 people take
4,050,000 rides a day. Of these,
2,310,000 are original rides and
1,740,000 are transfer rides.
By getting a census o"f these pas
sengers, the committee hopes to get
a line on what new lines, additional
transfer points and rerouting will
most expedite the handling of the
street car and "L" traffic.
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NEW TRIAL FOR HANNA?
Att'ys for Morals Inspector Francis
Hanna yesterday filed petition for re
hearing, charging his trial before the
civil service commission was unfair
and prejudiced. Hanna was charged
with insubordination and temper
mental unfitness.
Twelfth of a Series of Photos,
Posed Especially by Joe Tinker, Jr.,
for The Day Book, on "How to Play
Baseball."
Army and Navy club to give mili
tary ball in honor of Goy. Dunne,
May 2,,

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