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Chicago. He came to the Wesi Side
team as a baby almost asd has. seen
a dozen generations' of plSyerS come
and go. Now he is a bigrroug man,,
a stage manager in -a heater. He
has jumped ta th'e T'eds.
to start at rafly-when-selaed from
the bea5 $ hunchbjcJo5 and
smcggroesare considered the
hfcKiet.- ''" " , -
The .qgrnber r,MapphcaiJpns for
jobs as mascot forteamsHs astound-
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4 .i- JSUBs
, Cleveland's canine mascot above,
and the little hunchback,' standing
between the players below, ' who
bring luck to the Athletfcs.
Possibly the oldest mascot in the
country is Rubber, who hasr been
with Nashville ever since Nashville
had a team. He is past middle age'
now, but as speedy- and wiiy, i
seems, as a man of twepty. IJiave
seen him stand within fifty feet .of
Ed Reulbach and catch the speediest
balls he "could throw with bare hands.
Bears', dogs, goats, cats almost
eyery ammal has been used as a mas
cot. The Athletics one spring jwere
offered an elephant painted vhite
San Francisco had a seal -in .append.
Years ago Memphis had a goose,that
used to stalk soleuuay up to'the plate