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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 25, 1913, NOON EDITION, Image 12

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In .Majsel., his .$18,00Q -beauty,
Chance -lias one of the 'best-lodkjrg
youngsters that ever played third
base; Maisel fields brilliantly and he
certainly can hit; then there is Jack
Knight, "the elongated infielder who
was dragged ba6k-.from the Inter
national League; Williams, the big
first baseman; Roily Zeider, one of
the most valuable infielders in the
league, a daring baserunner and a
hard, timely hitter; Prankie Gil
hooley, the sensational outfielder;
Hbfden and Whitman, both outfield
ers who were tried out this fall.
But it is the pitching department
that Chance has done welL First he
uncovered Keating, the wonderful
spitball pitcher; in the draft, from
the American Association, he drew
"King" Cole, for whom Columbus
refused his offer of $12,000 earlier in
the season.
Chance brought Cole into the big
league when he was pilot of the Cubs.
Cole is glad to go to Chance again.
Cole was a bear in the A. A. last
season and the experience should
make him more valuable to Chance.
From the Houston, Tex., club,
Chance secured "Dode" Criss and
Charley Rose, the best pitchers in the
Texas League.
Criss' chief pitching fault was lack
of control. He could wing a ball
across the pan like Rusie, but he sel
dom knew where it would land. Criss
started ball playing at Corsiciana,
Tex., eight years ago. When he was
let go by the Browns, after his arm
went lame, he went to the Houston
team and last year won 14 games.
This year he was the best pitcher in
the leaguevand his speed, plus the
control he discovered somew.here on
the sun-cured prairies, promises to
make him a-valuable man for Chance.
Charley Rose has been with Hous
ton five years and hails from Mis
souri. In. 1911 he was sold to the
Browns, but was returned before- the
training season ended. Rose is a lit
tle chap, weighing scarcely 150, but
his pitching is uncanny. Outside of
Criss, he was the best pitcher in the
Texas League this .year, arid his wfri
nmg"21 games out of 27 makes him
look, genuine. He is 5 feet 9 and I
only 23. Otto Sens, president of the
Houston club, expects Rose back
next spring, having an idea the little
fellow is a Class A pitcher at best. r
Rose is a lefthander and is noted
for making the runners stick close
to the bags. He made monkeys of the
Giants last spring wnen they -tried
to run wild on. him and his half-balk
motion is said to fool the best sack
pilferers in the business. i
Chance may" also land Jimmy
Walsh, Athletic outfielder. The
Yanks released Claude Derrick to
BaltimoTe so Connie Mack could keep
a string on him, and it is certain
Chance was promised a player from
the Athletics in return for this favor.
Walsh is a fast outfielder, and wields
a stout bat. I
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"A woman came into the hospital
the other day, and she was so cross
eyed that the tears ran down her
"You couldn't do anything for her,
could you?"
"Yes; we treated her for bacteria." ,
Musical apparatus is contained
within the handle of-a new fan to
play a tune as the fan is used.

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