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Here Are Speaker's Batting Lamps.
birds refrain from reading during the
off-season, thereby sparing their
It's the eye and not the wallop that
counts in the national pastime.
Some eyes are more durable than
others. Larry Lajoie possesses such
a pair; so does Hans Wagner, Terry
Turner. Tris Sneaker, Jake Daubert,
Home Run Schulte, Larry Doyle,
Heine Zimmerman. Tyrus Cobb, Joe
Jackson and Bill Hinchman.
There's nothing wrong, however,
with Jake Daubert's glims as a slant
at the latest averages will indicate.
The Brooklyn first sacker who led
the National league in 1914 is hitting
.355 for the first quarter of the cam
paign. His heavy cannonading has
been a principal factor in the upward
climb of the Robins. Few of Jake's
drives, however, are heftier than sin
gles. For a pair of eyes that have
been in use as long as Jake's in the
big set they're holding out famously.
Heine Zimmerman is another no
table example of the batter who pos
sesses the keen optics. The eccentric
third sacker of the Chicago Cubs,
when at neane with thp wnrlrl is nnp
of the greatest natural sluggers' of
all time. His eyes never have trou
I bled him, but his temperament fre
! quently ,has caused him to slump,
swinging frantically at every old
Right now Heinie is seeing in ex
ceptionally good form as witness his
average of .336 for 48 combats.
A veteran of the Cubs for 12 cam
paigns, Frank Schulte is batting .345.
In 1914 and 1915 he was supposed to
be through, dropping below .250 each
year, but the Peach Grower is again
packing the old swat and he never
has known a season in his long ca-
. Jy Cobb's AM-Seing Optics Close Up