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BURNS UP MINORS, BUT GAN'T STICK WITH MAJORS
t Dare Devil Dave" Altizer is
burning up the American associa
Altizer is an association star.
He is a baseball freak. Each fall
some major league magnate pays
jjoe Cantillon, of Minneapolis,
regular money for Dave, hoping
he has finally "arrived," and will
shine in the fastest company.
And each spring, Altizer is sent
back to Minneapolis for much less
than he :ost. He is as much of
a baseball mystery as the "why"
of the spit-ball.
The Altizer of Minneapolis
isn't the Altizer of the major
leagues. You see him in the A.
A., and you're siire he will star
with Bush and Barry as a fielder,
yith Ty Cobb as a base runner,
and Sherwood Magee as a batter
but he always fails.
Decoration Day morning, 1910j
Altizer saved Minneapolisin 6
innings of a 17-inning game, by
gome marvelous play. He looked
like Bill Dahlen used to" look.
And the very next day after such
an exhibition, he is apt to toss
away a game.
Altizer is hard to handle, and
here, perhaps, is why he doesn't
make good in the majors. That
Joe Cantillon can keep him at top
speed, without missing a step, is a
bit of baseball humor, for Joe
isn't noted for drawing room de
portment or conversation. His
methods have been called ''rough
neck" by some. But he does han
dle Altizer the most sensitive
plant in the game.
The ex-Philippine , sharp
shooter would die for Joseph. One
day he made four errors, and that
night he rushed up to Cantillon
and demanded that he be killed.
The best he wanted was a job as
office boy or gate man. He raved