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In most cases the manager might
as well spot the opposition one out as to lead off with a pitcher, and in the tenth case the bases are blocked when a pitcher does-get on. Official averages show that 20 catchers worked in the National League last season and stole 71 bases. They worked in 1,419 games. Max Carey, Pittsburgh outfielder, led ton outfielder, stole 74 bags in 154 games. In the American League 20 catch ers worked in 1,282 games and stole 104 base's. Clyde Milan, Washing ton outfieldre, stole 74 bags in 154 games. Constant squatting develops the catcher's quadreceps extensor mus ccle, just above the knee, causing it to "bunch." The ideal sprinter has muscles strung out and pliable. The difference between the leg muscles of a catcher and those of a sprinter is the difference that is found in the muscles of a boxer and wrestler. The boxer requires long, pliable muscles, for speed; the wrestler needs slower, "bunched" muscles for gruelling strain.. Young catchers go to the majors with speed, but soon slow up. One half of the backstops in the majors last season were youngsters, but all have been catching long enough to develop the muscles that slow them. o o HE HELPED The appetite of the guest was a keen one, and he was doing full jus tice to the excellent dinner provided by bis host. The little daughter of the house watched him open-mouthed for a while. Then, finally, she smiled on him brightly and said: "Oh, I do wish you were here to dinner every day." The guest beamed with satisfac tion. "Do you, my dear? Why?" he in quired. "Because," came the unexpected reply, "there won't be anything cold to eat 'tomorrow.'' z. BASKETBALL PLAYS THAT WILL.. WIN GAMES Left forward No. 1; right forward No. 2; center, No. 3; left guard No. 4; right guard No. 5. By W. E. Meanwell. (Wisconsin Univ.. Basketball Coach.) ' Players take the positions as indi-' cated by the black circles. This is an out-of-bonds play. The ball is out-of-bounds under the basket defended" and the object is to get it away from dangerous territory and perhaps' score from the play. No. 4 passes to No. 2, who runs to point shown in diagrain. No. 2 passes to No. 3 or to No. i.' No. 3 dashes to left-forward posi-'' tion near basket to take pass. No. 1 dashes to right-forward posi-' tion to take pass. o o Potatoes in -Greenland do not grow0' larger than an ordinary marble.