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Ier, is the real cayeman of the ring
i Moha is shorter than most light
' weights, but is more powerfully mus-
cled than Jess Willard. His jaws are
heavy and in some ways resemble
those of Tom Sharkey. His head is
r a set on his shoulders with only an
apology of a neck.
But Moha, although in many ways
resembling the great Joe Walcott,
can never be a great fighter because
in spite of his great strength he is
partly muscle-bound and cannot hit
' hard, enough to score a knockout on
-the'big men he has to face.
Moha strikes a short, choppy
"punch which does not carry much
heft with it.
There are types of ballplayers who
reflect their everyday habits of living
in their style-of batting: their way
of living is mirrored by their conduct
on the field.
If in 'private life they are saving
and careful with their money they
are not apt to be extravagant on the
ball field and the pitcher who has one
of them facing him knows he will
have to give them something good,
for they will not waste their swings.
On the other hand, if they are ex
travagant off the field, pitchers have
learned that many of them carry this
trait to the diamond and are liable
to swing at almost anything.
Miller Huggins, Willie Keeler, John
Evers, Kid Elberfeld and Tommy
Leach were the hoodoos of pitchers.
They would stand at the plate and
wait for what they wanted. They
didn't step outside to hit at wide
ones nor edge back to take a chance
on the high ones inside.
They didn't waste anything, those
' wise boys, and they don't waste any
thing in private life.
Miller Huggins Is noted for his
thrift He-has invested in real estate
and when he retires from baseball
will have to do nothing except collect
- ' Willie Keeler is living off the in
come from Jus apartment houses in
Baltimore, which he built from mo
ney saved while he was playing base
ball. Johnny Evers, the most unfortu
nate of them all, is rebuilding a for
tune lost in ill-advised business deals.
Kid Elberfeld owns a great farm
near Chatanooga, which yields him
a big income, and Tommy Leach has
big investments in Florida land. '
There's Heine Zimmerman, who
would be one of the game's best hit
ters if he would conserve his swings
and "wait 'em out" now and then.
Zim is as free with his money off the
field as with his swings when he's
Zim's money goes for high-priced
neckties, which he wears once or
twice, for anything he takes a fancy
to, whether he needs it or not, and
'his pay check is usually gone be
fore he gets it
Almeida, the Cuban star, is anoth
er of the same type.
He buys $12 shirts one day and
gives them away the next He throws
his mfuneV right and left and on the
ball field he is handicapped by like
extravagance when he's facing a.