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BALL PLAYERS ARMS ARE SOFT NOT KNOTTY
LIKE THE ARM: OF A BLACKSMITH
"What kind an arm you got, kid?"
You remember that demand of
your boyhood days, oh, ever so many
years ago, don't you?
And you recall rolling up your shirt
sleeve and "making a muscle" for the
other kids to admire or envy? Sure
And if it happened that-you father,
with a fine sense of proportion, -insisted
that you shovel snow, or 'coal,
turn the .grind stone, and perform
The Pitching Arm of BobHarmon.
other hated but muscle building
"chores" -weren't you the proudest
kid in-the gang as you displayed your
bulging biceps and told some other
kid to Ktiolr his finsfii1 into it?
You.laughed at the fellow whose
arm. was soft. Your idea of manhood
in the adolescent period' was't'o tease
girls and display your muscles.; ,
. But it isn't the man with hard,
knotty muscles who starsin athletics.
Hard muscles mean musclebound
arms and legs, and to be muscle
bound means lack of speed and elas
ticity, and speed and elasticity mean
Today 'thousandsiof young men are
preparing for .the ' baseball season.
These fellows, whose baseball life and
usefulness depend upon-the.condition
of their legs and arms, do -not have
The Hard, Knotty Arm-of Blacksmith.
bulging muscles.- Their arms and legs
are covered with' long, elastic, pliable
tendons that writhe like snakes as
the players hurry through the thou
sand and one steps of trainihg and
Illustrated here are the arms of a
'blacksmith and a ball player. Note
the difference. The man of the forge
shows a bunch of iron 'muscle. The
player's arm- is as round as that of
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