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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 10, 1912, Image 15

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which minor league clubs cannot
sell or release players to the maj
ors. Outfielder Veach and Pitcher
!Merz .have been sent to Detroit
by Indianapolis in payment for
Casey and O Leary. Veach is
leading the Indians with the stick!
Johnny Coulon has gone to
By Cy Young.
Baseball is not all sunshine; the
game has its. shadows, for every
bright spot.
I have se,en many pathetic
things that I have tried to forget.
I have seen men injured; I have
seen men -heart-broken because
I .they failed to make good, arid I
Cy Young., , :
have seen others almost distract
ed when age-compelled their re
tirement. "
But to pie the most "pathetic
thing I ever have seen in the na
tional game, and I have witness
ed it hundreds of times in the
years I haye. been pitching, is the
fate of the fellow Who has been
a happy-go-lucky sort of a chap,
jyvithout a thought for the future.
High Lake, Wis., to get in condi
tion for a hard fall campaign.
Frankie Burns at Kenosha and
Charlie Ledoux in New York are
two of the matches he is contem
plating. John Wille, Chicago heavy,
knocked,outFred Ellis of 'Frisco
at Nashville last night.
Drawing large salaries and
spending them freely, giving
right and left to the unfortunate,
these poor fellows, when their
careers drew to a conclusion, were
down and out financially and in
many cases physically.
In almost every instance they
had no trade to fall back upon;
they had been living from hand
to mouth, often running into debt
to gratify some foolish whim or
to prove what "good fellows"
they were not thinking How
quickly the world forgets dll
about good fellows.
I might mention instance after
instance, but it would only be
opening old wounds.
But baseball and baseball play
ers are changing. The-men who
follow the game nowadays almost
all realize that they can stay for
a short time at best, and they are
not men who are living- for the
present only.
The player of the future, I be
lieve will show the same business
ability that a successful merch
ant, broker or banker must show
to keep up with the procession.
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As far back as 1566 a diction
ary of slang- was published.

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