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MAJOR -LEAGUE I BASEBALL". NOW A SPLIT
SECONt) PROBLEM SPEEDJ IS THE, CRY!
Tom Clarke shown 'taking a "long stride forward, and Speed Bescher,
champion base, runner of the National, has thrown away his-batfand is on'
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ma way lu nrst alter a uuni. oescner nau auiua.iiy iu.Keii me ursi step lu
ward first'before he bunted, the ball. ' "
By Brownie, Holmes;
What value, Mr. Average Pan,
would .you, place upon, a halt- second,
cut from the. time of every bail player
going .to first?.
Perhaps not much; but let me. tell
you there isn't a' baseball strategist,
in the majors today who. doesn't rca-.
lize that the winning; of the next
world's championship may, in. the .ul
timate analysis,. depend upon the abil
ity of "ayruner to reach .first a half
step ahead on. a- fielded ball.
"Speed! Speed! Speed!". is the in
sistent cry. in. training camps this
spring. Never before has necessity
.forced managers to. search for bases,
. The number of times a half-second ,
has been the difference between a
base hit and an out has won 'and lost