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Baseball Joe, Captain of the group or, sour Struggles at the Diamond via Lester Chadwick
Author of "Baseball Joe of the Silver Stars,” “Baseball Joe, domestic Run King,” “The Rival Pitchers,” “The Eight-Oared Victors,” Etc.
“No use conversing, Joe, we appear to be at the toboggan,” remarked Jim Barclay, one of many first string pitchers of the large group, to his closest pal, Joe Matson; as they got here out of the clubhouse on the Chicago baseball park and strolled over towards their dugout within the shadow of the grandstand.
“You’re correct, previous boy,” agreed Joe—“Baseball Joe,” as he was once identified by means of the lovers all around the state. “We appear to be headed immediately for the cellar championship, and at this time expense it won’t be lengthy ahead of we land there. I can’t inform what’s received into the men. probably I’m as a lot guilty as any of the remainder of them. I’ve misplaced the final video games I pitched.”
“Huh!” snorted Jim. “Look on the means you misplaced them! You by no means pitched greater on your existence. You had everything—speed, curves, keep watch over, and that outdated fadeaway of yours used to be operating like a attraction. however the boys performed in the back of you're keen on loads of sand-lotters. they only threw the sport away—handed it to the Cubs on a silver platter. What they did within the box was once a sin and a disgrace. And while it got here to batting, they have been even worse. the house run and triple you pasted out your self have been the single clouts worthy mentioning.”
“The boys do appear to have misplaced their batting eyes,” agreed Joe. “And by way of fielding, they’re all thumbs. What do you're thinking that the difficulty is?”
“Search me,” responded Jim. “We’ve obtained a similar workforce we had once we began the season. examine the way in which we started out: 3 out of 4 from the Brooklyns, an analogous from the Bostons, and a fresh sweep from the Phillies. It seemed as if we have been going to head in the course of the League like a prairie fireplace. however the speedy we struck the West we went down with a sickening thud. Pittsburgh wiped up the earth with us. The Reds walked far and wide us. The Cubs within the final video games have given us the razz. We’re starting to seem like anything the cat dragged in.”
Queer Tactics
A sour Struggle
Thrown Away
From undesirable to Worse
A Startling Suggestion
Perplexing Problems
Bad information for Jim
The Hidden-Ball Trick
The New Captain
Getting in Shape
Winging Them Over
An impressive Feat
Clever Strategy
Deepening Mystery
Trouble Brewing
Out for Revenge
Stealing Home
A try out of Nerve
The caution Buzz
The package deal of Mystery
Dropping Back
Under Heavy Strain
Blundering outdated Reggie
Getting a Confession
In the Depths
Off His Stride
Taken via Surprise
A clean Spurt
The Snake’s Head
The ultimate Battle

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