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-IOW MY DAD TAUGHT ME TO PLAY BALL
BY JOE TINKER, JR.
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Tenth of a Series of Photos, Posed
Especially by Joe Tinker, Jr., for The
Day Book, on How to Play Baseball.
Learn to start in a jiffy. That is
the first point emphasized by my dad
in teaching me to run bases. Make
every move count. Get away and
when you do, hurry and keep going!
It's one thing to get on first base, but
a different matter to reach second.
, A runner who isn't well up in the
game will often make three or four
false starts in the hope of drawing
throws from the catcher to second,
but a foxy backstop will not be
The pitcher is bound to keep hiar
eyes on the baserunner on first This,i
however, will not prevent a good raa-.
ner from stealing second. In addi
tion, the first and second basemen)
watch the runner on first, which
means four brains plot against one.
To beat this combination you must-)
use not only your feet, but your wits,
judgment and brains. i
A runner should train for base-
stealing just as he would for any
other athletic event. Practice sprint-
ing with short halts. Learn to hook
slide or go into the base with your
body thrown to the side of the sack
opposite that of the fielder and just
tag the sack with your foot. Watch,
the coachers at first or third, but.
learn to rely on your brain.
Francis Joseph has been emperor
of Austria for 67 years, which ia
longer than any other ruler in mod
ern time has been on a throne.
Theaters in New York range in
seating capacity from the Bandbox,
with 299, to the JEppodrome. 5-210,