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2 THE SUN, SUNDAY, AUGUST 6, 191.
OW Timers Delight in Speaking of the Days of Day, Mutrie, Ward, Ewing, Keefe, Welch, Richardson and Tiernan
GIANTS OF 1888 1
NEVER PLAYED
TO 30,000 FANS
Nor Did They Receive the
High Salaries Paid to
Present Day Flayers.
PASTIME THEN WAS
ALMOST ON ROCKS
Brush and McGraw, Sa
viors, Put This City on
Baseball Map.
Br FRKHBHICK O. LIES.
There was a crowd of 10,000 nt the
Polo Grounds a week ngo yesterday.
The capacious Brush Stadium, baseball's
most pretentious plant, was jammed with
n seething mass of humanity, howling,
cheering ami coaxing the Giant to
douhle victory over the 1'lrates. When
that Immense multltudo bellowed In one
voire over a long Giant hit or a smart
catch a noleo rose over Coogan's Bluff
Ilka distant thunder. That crowd left as
Jisppy as a Giant crowd has been this
season ; their Olnnt pets after Jwenty In
nings of snappy baseball had won a
double header.
But one old timer was more Interested
In his thoughts of the days when the
Giants weie but a tender Infant than In
the latest inircess of the McGraw arms.
He still was living In the past In the
days of Mickey Welch, Duck Ewlng,
Johnny Ward. Bogcr Connor and Dasher
Troy, and the. stupendous progress made
by baseball In the last decntle awed him
almost frightened him he could
scarcely grasp It.
He remarked to some younger com
panions perhaps his sons, as though In
a half trance: "When I look at this
crowd and hear you young fellows talk
ing about Denny Kauff costing (35,000,
Heriog as costing as much and drawing
$10,000 n year and a bonus as a pri
vate and McGraw getting around $30,000
a year, why, this seems to me Just like
a dream.
Recalls Old Times.
Now when the Giants were down on
110th street and Mutrie was man
ager "
"Yes, pop, we heard that twenty
times before," laughed one of the
younger men. "but Mutrie Isn't managing
any more."
The old fellow took the Interruption
good naturedly ; undoubtedly he was used
to It,
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ball here? When you want to Me the
polo match must you ask for the base
ball field?" He was too angry for an
explanation.
Unless thit poor fellow's head has
come Into collision with a German shell
hlft bent ftturv In fhi. nil nf hlu rtava
He took a parting look at massive I will
Brush Stadium and then his thoughts Wo can almost hear him tell the mem-
returned wistfully to the past, the old bera of his club: "And the blooming
wooden stand at 110th street and Klftlr fools call their foolish baseball grounds
avenue, the fans In plug hats. Tim Keefe I the polo Held. Then I snld to the duffer:
pitching and Itogcr Connor on first base. i Bv, jo you speak of your polo
During thoso days Jim Mutrie started
the famous battle cry of tho early
Giants. "Wo nro tho people." Those
were tho happy days!
However, while these may have been
hatpy days for this particular old boy,
they were not exactly the happy days of
the Giants. Tho real prosperity of the
club did not start until the lato John T.
Brush bought the club from Andy Kreed
man, when under tho leadership of John
McGraw the Giants became baseball's
greatest dividend w Inner, the best draw-
grounds as your baseball field?"
Ran Two Hln Clrcas.
But returning to our story of the In
fant Giants. John 11. Day and Jim
Mutrie were enterprising gents. Their
lease of the l'olo Club's field took In
two city blocks, so they conceived the
Idea of running a two ring circus. The
Idea gave birth to the Giants In 1SS3.
And how many fans know which Na
tional League franchise was awarded to
: New York? That of little Troy, which
Inr card In the gamo and perhaps the' ni,,i ,'., u ,v, v-ti-ti t,..
greatest Individual factor h, , modern , , Gn ,ho amo far tlml Joh
baseball. I- or years now the C.lant dates , EverB TToy.g ,, famous cltlj,cni wa8
m-cii n,r u.K ,.,u,,. born 1883t)lry moved the Troy Na-
I.eaKUe schedule and many teams have
been able tn break even on poor seasons
Bolcly on the money they can pull out of
New xork.
ot Mn In the Oldrn Daya.
But It was not always that way. In
the early days of the port In New York
the Giants at times had a precarious
existence, and at one stage In the club's
history during the Ilrothcrhood war of
1SS0 the club would nave gone to ine
tlonnl IjTague franchise to New York.
Day and Mutrie were not one league
men. They also got a franchise In the
old American Association for their Mets
In 1883, ami by dividing their polo
grounds In two with a large canvas
screen played National League games on
one side and American Association con
tests on the other. It was up to you to
take your pick.
Jim Mutrlo was not a baseball rmn-
agcr In the modern sense, as he handled
wall but for help from outside Wgnates. the business end more than the actual
New York was one o'f the last of the
large cltlen to go In strong 'for Uncle
flam's great national pastime. New York
was represented In the old National As
sociation, the forerunner of tho National
League, and Its team, the Mutuals, took
part In all live of the nssorlatlon'a pen
nant races, from 1871 to 1875.
Tho Mutuals alro had a franchise In
the National laguo when It opened Its1
career In 1S7C. but the Mutuals had a
poor season, and In tho following winter
both the Mutual and the Athletics of
1'hlladclphla were dropped from the
league for failure to make their second
Western trip and for refusing to com
plete their schedule. Can you Imagine
New York, the biggest city In tho league,
drop kicked out of the National League
tu-day?
Mrts Are Organised.
New York then had to get along for
four years without any professional
baseball, hut In 1SS1 John 13. Day and
Jim Mutrie organised the Metropolitan
team the Mets and they played as a
strong Independent team nt nn open Meld
at 110th street and Fifth avenue, which
was leased from tho Polo Club and
where New York society men had played
their polo.
"Where are you going this afternoon?'
one Gothnmlto nf the early '80s
mould Hsk his neighbor. "Oh, I guess
I'll go up to tho pol grounds and sen
the Mets play." And l'olo arouuds it
has 'be'ii ever Muro, even after they
moved up to the banks of the Harlem.
That ictnlnds the writer of a humor
ous Incident timing tho last Interna
tional polo match between Uncle Bam
and John Hull, held in 1013. An Eng
lishman with two lady companions had
qultu nn unpleasant surprise. The Gtanta
were going very good nt tho time, nnd
tho Englishman and his party took a
crowded 1, train to the T'olo Grounds at
157th sheet, IVlliaps some of the "hugs"
didn't look llko polo enthusiasts, but they
were blooming Americana, anyway. Old
Mutton Chops seemed to get a little sus
picious when he nrrlved at tho ticket
windows, hut like a good little fellow ho
handed up his coin and followed the
crowd within.
Wo thought he was In wrong and kept
rloso to him. "Oh, I s'y, what's the
meaning of this?" ho saked me. "Is this
the Polo cirounds or Is It not?" Wo ad
mitted, "It K"
"Then what's the meaning of this fool
Ishnest, lliosn fellows with thoso sticks?
This InoUs In mo llko one of those base,
ball games."
I. filmed Mlstnkr Too Late,
Wo hated to do It, hut told him his
auspielons wern correct. It was cruel,
but we had to tell him he was In the
wrong boat, and tli.it the polo miitrh
was being played on Long Inland, He
Imil u.'Kitt to l illr.-.-lcl to tho IVito
Grounds, and they steered hln to the
Eighth avenue "U."
Never did a man look more annoyed.
"Then tell me why on earth do they call
tills Ihe polo field when they play base-
playing end. He was a New Englantler,
known by his friends as Smiling
Jecms." nnd played shortstop on the
New HetKord team of 1S77 under Frank
Bancroft, now business manager of the
Cincinnati Itcds. Day owned a whole
sale tobacco business on Maiden lane,
and he was a greit fan and also some
what of a player, Borti Mutrie and Day
pitched a game for their Mets In 1611
when tho team still was Independent.
Mutrlo had the Ideas and Day tho
money.
Mutrie Was Manager.
During tho early days of the Giants
Mutrie gave more attention to the Mets,
thoiuh he was manager In name of both
teams. In 1SSI he was with the Mets
practically all the time, as they won the
pennant that year In tho old associa
tion, which Incidentally was New York's
first pennant winner.
The Mets had unite a hold on tho New
York fans by this time, but they put up
a very dlsapjiolntlng showing In the
world's series of 1S84 with the Provi
dence National League champs, the
first world's scries ever played. Had
bourne was then at his best and beat the
Mets three times on successive days, the
three games tlccldlng tho scries.
Prank Bancroft managed the Provi
dence team and Arthur Irwin, later a
manager of tho Giants, played short.
Tim Keefe, later a star on the Giants,
pitched In the three games tho Mett
were defeated.
Hlrrngthpned l.nenl Clnb.
That defeat nf thn Mets In 1884
helped to make tho placo of the New
York National Leaguo team much
stronger. When Day :tnd Mutrlo took
over the Troy National Leaguo franchise
after tho season of 1882 they brought
the pick of the Troy team with them.
Tho nucleus of the Unit New York
Nationals--they wcro not yet tho Giants
wiih built arnrnd Catcher Buck ICwIng,
Pitcher Mickey Welch, First Baseman
ItoKtr Connor, Shortstop Ed C.isklns and
Outfielder Pat Gllleple. All these play,
ers wero taken over from Troy,
.itinn .-Montgomery warn, tnon still a
pitcher nnd the llrst man to pitch a no
run, no lilt, no man reach first base
name, w.ih piooured from Providence.
Tlii O'Nell, who later became one of the
games leading outneldets with Ht
Lrnils, was a member of the first "Giant"
Pitching M-irr, being picked off the local
lOtH.
.Miime transferred jonn Clapp, a
: catcher, nnd Third Baseman Frank
llanlduson from the Metropolitans,
while, "Dasher" Troy waH secured
from Detroit to pluy second base.
Grace Pcaice. a veteran from Baltimore.
and Mlkn Dorgan, n youngster, were pro
em cu to rouim nut tnu outfield with
Gillespie, while Himvihrlcs was picked
up from the Independent ranks as third
catcher, Illicit living was captain of
tne team and me real field director,
Dexplto tho fact that there seemed to
he real talent on this club, the beet It
could do waa to finish sixth, though the
fir J2!rs?z v
ffiti It nn
team had n very respectable percentage,
.479, having won 10 gainen and Inst &0,
In 1S8I, the second year for the New
York Nntlnnalw, they did much better,
flnlshliK with a iiercetitage of .G54 and
tied with Chicago for fourtjj place. Vari
ous changes were made, in this team.
John Ward having gone tu second base.
while Welch and Bagley did tho pitch
ing. Aleck McKlnnon. formerly of the
old Athletic, wan eccured to play first.
Ktgcr Connor playing substitute roles
at xecond and third. Troy was shifted
to the Mets after John Ward started to
play good hall at second. Danny Rich
ardson waa also picked up for both In
field and outfield substitute duty.
There were rumblings of discontent
In the association about tho way play
ers wcro shifted from the Mets to the
New York Nationals:, nnd the climax
came Just before the lSs.1 soatton when.
Day and Mutrlo decided to transfer
Pitcher Tim Keefe nnd Inlleliler Dude
ltert rook, the two leading stars of the.
Met champions, to their National League I
club. Tho association txpelled t'w Metn
from tho league, turned over the fian-1
chiso to Washington and fined Muti If i
1500.
However, Just before the assnclatlnn
tonk such action Day sold the Mets to
Krastuei Wlman of St.iten Island Wl
man secured an Injunction against the
association playing thn Mits In Wtisli-1
Inutnu, nnd after some couit act km the
BF JB
AMOS COS IE,
nil. Tim Keefe was the big individual
factor of this championship, ns it wus
t lie year Timothy mude a world's record
hy winning nineteen straight games, a
team wan reinstated and plajed out the record which was pretty well forgotten
ISSt season In Kttitpn ThIiiihI l.:it.r until In I'll" when Itnlm Murriiiuril won
tho franchise went to Wash
however,
Ington.
UltiutN Snceffd.
From then on the real success of thu
Giants started. Believed of the double
lesponsllilllty of looking lifter two teams:,
Mutrlo was able to turn all hlu attention
to the New York Nationals beginning
wl'h the 1 6 S ; . season, Kwlng had de
veloped Into nno nf the brainiest players
In tho game. He put through many
smart plays. Then In 1W John Ward
moved over to short, when1 he won his
ureateHt fame, mid linger Connor wub
hack at flrxt,
Tho 18S,ri team noon became n power
In tho league and u gieat drawing card
nt home and nhrnad. The team had the
high percentago i f 758, but Anson's Chi
cago CnltH heat them nut for the pennant
by two games, the closest race tho Na
tional League had had up to that time,
In the same year Mickey Welch ran off
seventeen straight vlctotles. It uasthen
that Jim Mutrie started the oinnH' btt
llo cry, "Wo are tho piopln!"
First Pennant In IMKH.
Tho team was a contender In each nf
the next three years, but New York had
to wait until 1S88 to win Its first Na
tional Leaguo pennant. Tho team had
many big fellows nn It, nnd by that lime
tho nlcknamo "(Hants'' stuck, and the
club was generally referred to by that
title.
The Giants of 1S88 won the pennant
with a peicentage 117 points lower
than tho second place New York leant nf
1885, Mulrlo's first champions won 84
games and lost 47 (or u percentage of
nineteen straight, the dust was taken
fiom the old documents, nnd It was
found that Miiiquuiil hail only tied the
great Tim's mark of 188, Among the
many worthy achievements made by
GlantN none are more spectnculor than
the great runs of Keefo and Marqunrd.
Thn pennant winners of 18S had a
fairly good sized roster for those days.
In addition to Keefo and Welch tho
uther pitchers were Billy George, Kd
Crane and George Wnldni.tliS Brown and
Murphy helped lin ing behind the bat ;
Connor, lllchardson, Ward, Whitney and
Jlnlfleld were tho Inflelders. and
o'ltoiirke, (loro, Tlcrnan, Mike Klattery
and Elmer Foster tho outfielders.
Vnii World's Title.
In H8K the (Hants won their first
world's championship, bentlng the thin
famous St Louis Browns, champions nf
the American Association, six games
out tit ten. Tho ten games drew $!!4,36J,
Can any one llguro how much a ten
game world's seiles between the (Hants
and Browns would draw to-day? A half
million was taken In during the eight
game of the 1012 series between tho
Giants and Bed Sox.
In 8S9 Mulrln's f Hants again won
both titles. They beat out Boston In a
close National Leaguo finish and beat
the Brooklyn A. A. champions In tho
world's series, six gsmes to three.
These nlfi" games drew In I2!,028,
The 1SSH championship teum was
composed of prtctlcslly the same men
who won In 1SSH, One new face nn
thn team watt a young pitcher. Hank
O'Dny, who had played for a while with
Washington, where his delivery was
caught by no Oh a pcrsonugc than Cor-
Richardson
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if :
MlCKEy WELCH
JOUETT MEEKIN,
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Joe gebhardt
I NEW YORK TEAM
NOW IS GREATEST
DIVIDEND WINNER
one year, was tlie next to go, as rin.
clal obligations forced him to sun-en i,-.
Llko Mutrie, he never recovered n
the effects of the Brotherhood war T
fnte of "We aro tho people" Mtitr.e
Day were among tho tragedies of
early history of tho Giants.
We now come nearer to the re.
tlon of most of the modern f.n i
C. Van Cott, Postmaster of Ne
city, was the next president of lb,
holding the office two years. Hi
ager was. Johnny Ward. One
first things Ward did on nstum
management of the team was t(, ,
Buck Ewing to Cincinnati for (ie . ,,
Davis, and George succeeded Joi n M
as manager of the team.
Ward proved a good manager, nnlsS.
Ing fifth In 1X93 and second In 1MM.
being beaten out by, Ned Jlanlon'
tlmore Orioles, when Baltimore nn- it.,
first pennant, with such men as KVeW
MoOraw, Jennings, Kellv, Boblnson,
Brodle and Jlrouthers. Ward's (Hants,
however, beat the Baltlmoret for the
Tempts cup In four straight games.
Relra f Freedmsn.
Now we come to the saddest chapter
In the Giants' history, tho reign of Andy
Frccdman, who bought the club on Janu
ary 17, 1895. Wo haven't tho room to
tell all about whnt Frcedmati did to thi
Giants, or didn't do to them Mnt of th
Giant fans who suffered under th
Freedman ownership perhaps wou.d
rather forget. The Giants had one tlrst
division club during the eight years
of tho Frccdman ownership, the n
managed hy Scrappy Bill Joyce In 1857,
which finished third. However, during
the latter days of what tho late Albert
Spalding was pleaded to term "Freed
manurm" the Giants were In a sorry
way, finishing tenth In the twelve club
league In 18S9, and eighth, seventh snl
eighth In the eight cluh leaguo In 1900.
1901 and 1902.
He hired nnd flred managers by thi
week and ploked nomo of the oddest
persons to manage his cluh. John H.
Day, the former owner, was manager
for n while In 1899. while Horace Fojfl
ran the team In 1902, before Freedman
had tho good senso to get McGraw
Other managers not otherwise mentioned
were Jack Doyle, Arthur Irwin, George
Davis, Cup Atinon, Fred Hoey and
Oeorgo Smith.
At Spalding, then owner of the Chi.
capos, fought a hard battle to drlvs
Freedman out of the National Ieagus,
and In the latter part of the 1902
season John T. Brush bought Freed
man out The greatest thing that ever
happened to the Giants, however, took
place on July 19, 1802, when Freedmss
Induced McGraw to come to New York
as manager. .McGraw had been manager
of the Baltimore Americans, hut had
been In a Jam with Ban Johnson, when
the Freedman offer came. What hap
pened to the Giants during the Bruvh
MoGmw regime Is modern history a 1
we are dealing with tho times of tio
past
nellus McGllllcuddy, itllas Connie Mack.
Hank was quite a Giant hero In tho I8S9
world's series. Btouklyn had the series
at nno time, three games In one, but
Hank put New York to the good by win
ning two clnso games by scores of 2 to 1
and 3 to 2. O'Day won tho entire eleven
games lie pitched for New York that
season.
Those world's series pots were not as
big as the Giant Jackpots of 1911, '12
and '13, but Day nnd Mutrie were well
satisfied and were making lots of money
on their Glunt Investment.
Leased Manhattan Field.
In 1889 there was quite a Jam about
grounds, which irritated tho old uwueis.
It originally started over u question of
passe, each Alderman demanding inn
Day lefused, so they decided tu cut
streets through the old mounds at 110th
sheet. It put tho old owners out of
breath for -,i while, as they wero
stumped for grounds, They then leised
Manhattan Field, at 155th street, next
to where tho Brush Stadium now
rtandr, which wan then out In the wll
derners. While this field was being put
Into condition tho Giants played the llrst
half of the 1KN9 season on Stated Island,
but took possession of their uptown
home In July.
Then In 1S90 came the big break,
when, duilng the Brotherhood war, the
fortunes madu by Day and Mutrlo In
baseball were swept away. The Giant
champions deserted their owneis In a
body, only three, Welch, Tiernan and
Murphy remaining loyal. John Ward
went over to Brooklyn to manage the
HionUI,n Brotherhood, and tin; otheis
nil deserted to start an opposition shop
net dour, where tho present Brush
Stadium now stands. Thu pl.iyerH
thought they would have nil tho fans
wltli them, but the fans weio with no
body, They Just stayed away,
Day and Mutrlo were up against a
tough task, as they had to recruit prac
tically a new team. The Indianapolis
club withdrew from tho league the for
mer March, and John T. Brush, who
owned 111" Indianapolis club, had sold
Its best players to New York. Amos
Ituslo came to New York In this deal, us
well as Jack Glusscock ami Jesse Bur
kett. Others were Henry Boyle, Hick
Buckley, Jerry Denny, Charley Basi-ett,
Seaulon nnd Summers. Jesso Burkett had
been a pitcher In Indianapolis, but do
cloped Into a great outfielder, though
ho was with the Giants only one year.
Incidentally John T, Brush received
his first stock In the (Hants thtnugh the
purchase of these players. They cost
IIO.OUO, and Brush took It In Giant
stock. During the Biothcrhood war the
Giants ii most went to the wall, and So.
den, thu Boston magnate, had to save
the club with his bankroll, He also got
Giant stock, wlUch he owns to this day
Tho New York Brotherhood plaers,
however, were among the tlrst to cry
quits, and when pence came the Giants
bought out the New York Brotherhood
club and muved ncM door to where the
present Hiatus, now do business at the
pretentious Brush Stadium,
Under tho pence tteaty the Jumping
players revetted hi their old club, but
only six were taken buck by the (Hants
ICwIng, Connor, Keefe, Goic, O'ltnutke
nnd lllchardson, During the Bi other
hood year the Giants fell to sixth, and
though Day and Mutrie never recovered
their losses, they still were In command
nf the ship In lM'l. when the (Hants
finished third.
In 1S92 llietn was another war on he.
tweeii tho National League and the
American Association, but they stopped
it In lime to pieu'iit more wholesale
Jumping by' consolidating the two
leagues and making It a twelve club
league. Amos lhlsle, who had Jumped
tho (Hants to cast his lot with the pin.
posed Chicago Association ham at Di,200
per annum, was forced to return to the
Giants and work for 3,700,
Mutrie Loses Ills Job,
In ls92 th popular Jim Mutrlo was
forced to ghe up command of the
(Hants, a hearthroKcn man lie was
succeeded as manager of the team by
Patrick Powers, who was piesldetit
of the Newark Federals last .sear and
was for ears president of tho ICiish ii
League. Pat was a minor league
general, but was no howling success as
leader .if the GUlits. finishing eUlilh
In n twelve club league, lie was elected
president of the llastern League the
following winter and chucked up his
(II. nit Job.
John B, Day, who survived Mutrlo
CLUB DEPENDENT
ON STAR PITCHER
One Gront Hurler Cnn M.iko
Ball Team Perform Miracles
Soys Tinker.
b C
"One (treat Pitcher can innlt irv
of a ball club nerform miracles.' 1
Joe Tinker recently. "The history ..f
baseball shows that a moundsnun who
can win from 60 to 70 per rent ' 1
games can lift any hall club to or i .
the top of any league.
-.Miner nrown was such a man 11 s
wonderful work back In the eld d .v
was the ono big reason for the iu ci'si
or tne oiii cub machine. If we t
been possessed of Brown, tho t'.a-. e
are wo never would have been In iie
fight for so many years.
"When Brown faded von know whit
happened to the Cubs. They no 'cnger
had a star of first magnitude to depend
upon; they didn't have a nun thev
could shoot In and be reasonably sin
at the outset that tho gamo was won
"The reason the Giants of 1914. 1915
and 19H5 haven't achieved anything re
markable Is because thev haven't a real
pitching star. Matty kept that club In
the fight for ten years and more. He
was tho mainstay.
"When he went into the box th old
gang behind was so confident of h 1
powers that they played behind him with
a 'we-can'Mose' spirit and they rirely
did lose with Mntty at work. Wheneur
McGraw wanted to win an Imp. riant
game he called upon Matty. Ho knew
that Matty could deliver, If a' n
could
"The Washington team has been
factor In the American League tie f ."
the last three or four ears vt'iy'
The real answer Is Walter J"hnon
"Iook where tho Dodt-'ers a ' '
year. What's the answer" Great i . r l
playing, e. That Is part of t.
real reason Is that Jeff Pfeffcr, t'
fellow, is whistling along tins e.ir
amazing clip. The Dndgus p:.n
greatest ball behind him
They have worlds of c tittl
I: I ill ; they feel he cann t ,n.
winning with Pleffer In It g
higher notch in the hm r.tge
That Increases their natuel
and makes them sttive all th. '
for the pennant honors
"i?arly n 191 I thu Br.nrs w
tut, but the players had i "
Ttlg Bill' .Iiinies They llcof 1
vwiuld round Into winning i'
and swicp them on toward '
"Big Hill' did .onie n
when lie swung he carried I. i
T ler w Ith him Im'e.nl "f
one stai to depend upon the :
tluee And so t lit y Mi t u,
till.tr t" the top, ie mi i .
I .it i a e w as t.ver. and 1
Ubieties in tecoril tune
"And so It has been i ' ,
ham with a star plteliei i
t 'am that w Ins,"
GOT $75 A MONTH
tlililnmiirdlicr Wiiult-il in
With Brim n.
An odd tale comes fr in -with
George H nimgai dm r '
The Browns wanted t sc ' I
Little Hock, where he was
contract at J'.'no a moiiili 1 ,'
not go ;,nd Insisted on i" i
Itlowns Thereupon lie w
'nnh'.ict fur I7,'i a iimnt'i. w '
vlso that lie wits to get n ,t'
did not keep in condition
el'ired he pteferred st ckil g
big show for i'' per to p i
minor leiicue for a null op doit r
Later he changed his in i 1
g.ndiicr U the freak of pr. .J. i ' i
ball ll Iris evet) thing that
should have and could lie t
popular caul In the game, Inn
ptefers to chase balls alug t
lines or go fishing.
bit.

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