“I’m going to tie you up in knots, previous man,” stated Jim Barclay, with a grin, as he picked up the ball and stepped into the field in batting perform on the education camp.
“I’ve heard that sort of speak before,” retorted Joe Matson, identified everywhere in the state as “Baseball Joe,” the king pitcher of the Giants. “But untying knots is the easiest factor I do. provide me the simplest you've got within the shop.”
Jim wound up and positioned one over that simply lower the nook of the plate. Joe made a amazing swing at it, however it used to be simply past his reach.
“Nearly broke your again attaining for that one, eh?” laughed Jim, because the ball was once thrown again to him.
“I used to be simply kidding you that time,” grinned Joe. “I’m going to kill the subsequent one.”
Again the ball whizzed to the plate. It was once a quick, instantly ball with a mild hop to it. Joe stuck it close to the top of his bat and “leaned on it” seriously. The ball soared out among correct and heart, and the outfielders protecting that place gave one examine it after which became and ran with the ball. however it stored on and on until eventually it cleared the fence, and the discomfited fielders threw up their arms and got here slowly again to their positions.
Jim regarded sheepish, and Joe, who used to be his buddy and ally, laughed outright as he relinquished the bat to the subsequent guy in line.
“A candy domestic run, Jim,” he remarked.
“I may still say so!” snorted Jim. “That hit was once stable for 2 domestic runs. The ball used to be ticketed for state come.”
“Who was once it stated that pitchers couldn’t hit?” laughed Mylert, the burly catcher of the enormous staff, as he took Joe’s place.
“I’ll inform the area that a few of them can!” exclaimed Jim, as he ready to aim his good fortune back. “Gee, Joe, if that had occurred to me in a customary video game, it should have damaged my heart.”
Two keen-eyed males in uniform have been status close to the aspect traces, looking at carefully each circulate of the avid gamers, as they attempted out their batting eyes and fingers. One was once stocky and of medium peak, with hair that had began to gray on the temples. the opposite was once stout and ruddy, with a twinkle in his eyes that bespoke stable nature. either have been veterans of many hard-fought baseball campaigns, and either had performed at the Baltimore Orioles while that groovy association of stars used to be the feeling of the baseball world.
“Did you notice that hit, Robbie?” requested McRae, the chief of the Giants, of his stout companion.
“Not all of it,” spoke back Robson, the trainer of the workforce. “But I it so far as the fence. That used to be a whale of a wallop. I’ll wager the ball’s going yet,” and the fellow chuckled gleefully.
A risky Plunge
Reggie Turns Up
The nameless Letter
Getting the Jump
A Baseball Idol
An outdated Enemy
Three In a Row
Right From the Shoulder
Jim’s profitable Ways
A holiday within the Luck
A pleasant Surprise
An night Ride
The assault at the Road
In the Throes of a Slump
A shut Call
The profitable Streak
Striving for Mastery
Holding Them Down
A Crushing Blow
Lining Them Out
The Tireless Foe
Champions of the League
The international Series
The video game of His Life
Champions of the World
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
IT used to be THE LONGEST HIT THAT EVER have been MADE at the POLO GROUNDS.
THERE used to be doubtless OF the heat OF THAT WELCOME.
SUDDENLY selecting UP THE BALL HE HURLED IT TO SECOND.
“GREAT SCOTT!” HE CRIED. “WHAT’S the problem along with your HAND?”
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