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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 26, 1913, Image 11

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Leland Stanford University. Mc
Aleer said he had a nephew at the
California school and hoped
Lewis could teach him the game.
Lewis' request for transportation
to Hot Springs to talk over his
rnntract wac tiirnrl rlnwn
" With the exception of Donlin,
Killifer and Rixey, the entire
Philadelphia National squad
reached Southern Pines, N. C,
today for spring training. Killi
fer will report in a few days, and
Rixey has been given permission
to complete his studies at the Uni
versity of Virginia. Mike Don
lin wrote Dooin he would never
play ball again.
Jim Thorpe of the Giants con
tinues to act like a regular re
cruit, getting his name in all the
dispatches as a hard hitter. A
.250 swatting average with a
minor league always swells on a
spring trip.
If Manager Callahan of the Sox
doesn't get some good weather
soon and has a chance to see
his men in action he will be in a
quandary when the time comes to
split them into two squads for the
exhibition games. Berger and
Weaver are making a hot fight
for the shortstop job, and Cal
wants the best man on the first
Another puzzle is the third sta
tion. Rollie Zeider would be cer
tain of a regular berth if his swat
ting average was about 30 points
stronger, and Lord would be in
left field again. Cal, however, is
after all the batting strength he
can muster. If one of the new
outfielders shows any marked
clubbing ability, Zeider is ticket
ed for a utility job. With Jack
Collins in right, Mattick in cen
ter, and a good man to act as au
dience for the left field bleacher
oratory, Lord can be shoved to
the inner defense. Harry was one
of the best third basemen in the
league with Boston, a quick
thinker, sure fielder and slashing
batter. When the Sox outfield
became porous last season he was
Harry Lord.
exiled to the fence to bolster up
Lthe defense. The position was
new, and the left field regulars
began to rap. This bothered
Harry, and had an effect on his
Toward the end of the season
some of the bugs yelled for Bodie
every time Lord came to bat.
That would have been humorous
but for the fatal effect it had on
Lord's playing.
The captain told Manager Cal
lahan while on the way west that

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