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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 05, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 14

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FIRM, WHITE ARM OF GIRL PITCHER BAFFLES
wise; GUYS WHO FACE HER AT INDOOR GAME
Bingham, Utah, Feb. 5. The most
unique figure in baseball today is a
girl. That's the proud boast made by
friends of Miss Adah Clays of Bing-
WHAT HAS BECOME
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THE TELEPHONE
OPERATOR WHO GAVE.
YOU THE CI6HT NUMBER
THE FIRST TIME
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BILL'S MOTTO O. K.
A boys' school recently had a great
joke on former President Taft. Mr.
Taft had come to address the school.
On coming up to the hall his eye fell
upon the sign "Push" on the door,
and he determined to incorporate
this idea in his address.
"Boys,'.he finished, "let yomynot
to be but one word. Let that, and
that only raise you to a position of
trust. And that word is there upon
your door."
As all eyes turned to the door a
loud chuckle spread over the room,
for the sign on the inside read:
' PulL" Ladies' Home JournaL
ham, known intimately as "The
Tomboy".
She is a feminine ball pitcher de
luxe.
The man player who can whip a
ball with either hand is a marveL He
who twirls a fair game with either
wing is considered a phenom.
But this little high schoolf girl
heaves a dazzling nine innings from
either port or starboard. She is in a
class by herself.
Around her and her two chums,
Pearl Adderly and Lucille Dixon, one
of the greatest indoor baseball teams
in America has been built.
Miss Clays is the wonder of men
who have faced her. She possesses
that uncanny rarity, baseball sense,
and combines with it a remarkable
pitching arm and ability to cut the
corners of the place with either an
under or overhand ball. She also bats
from, either side of the plate.
Her admirers declare that no pro
fessional can change his style as
readily as she can. Her famous
curve, "the bullsnake.'f so called
from its wriggling course, has never
been solved.
Miss Clays got her name on the
sand lots of Bingham, where she has
been playing ball since she was six
years old.
Mis Adderley and Miss Dixon are
also pitchers. They handle the ball
confidently at critical moments. Miss
Dixon leads the team in batting.
Their team claims the amateur in
door baseball championship. They
have never been beaten and have a
standing challenge for any similar
organization in the country.
They go through a course of train
ing that makes the spring workouts
of the big leaguers look like a holi
day. In addition, they play a prac
tice game every day.
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