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Muscles developed as a kid, puffing
bellows and massaging the anvil in
his dad's blacksmith shop in York
Springs, Adams county, Pennsylva
nia, are making Elmer Myers famous
From the smith's stand beneath
the spreading chestnut to the front
rank of the 1916 curving marvels was
a short jump for the rookie who now
boasts a record of six straight tri-
stands 6 feet 3 Inches tall and has a
long pair of arms, which' aids him in
getting closer to the batsman before
he lets the ball go out of his hand.
That section of Pennsylvania whence
he came saw the rise of Chief Ben
der at Carlisle school and Plank at
As a boy wonder Myers was called
an "iron man" because of his ability
to hurl and win three games a week.
umphs, the last scored having pulled
the chesty Indians from first place.
"Myers is the greatest young
pitcher I have ever developed. Bet
ter than Plank, Bender or Coombs?
Yes, sir! Myers does not know as
much about pitching as these old
stars, but right today he is a better
pitcher than any of them were in.
That is Mack's tribute to the grad
t The youngster is a right-hander,
Mack signed him in 1912. The lad
was then 18 years of age, so Connie
shipped him to hisson, Earl, at Ra
leigh, N. C, for seasoning.
After two years in Dixie, Myers
took the 1915 training jaunt with the
Mackian host, only to be returned to
Raleigh. Last fall he again reported
to the Athletics, but failed to impress
until the last week of the season,
when he blanked Washington, grant
ing two blows and fanning 10.
The youngster has splendid corn
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