Author of "Baseball Joe of the Silver Stars,” “Baseball Joe, domestic Run King,” “The Rival Pitchers,” “The Eight-Oared Victors,” Etc.
CHAPTER I. QUEER TACTICS
“No use speaking, Joe, we appear to be at the toboggan,” remarked Jim Barclay, one of many first string pitchers of the enormous workforce, to his closest buddy, 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 through the fanatics everywhere in the state. “We appear to be headed immediately for the cellar championship, and at present cost it won’t be lengthy ahead of we land there. I can’t inform what’s bought into the men. might be 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 manner you misplaced them! You by no means pitched higher on your existence. You had everything—speed, curves, regulate, and that previous fadeaway of yours was once operating like a allure. 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 one clouts worthy mentioning.”
“The boys do appear to have misplaced their batting eyes,” agreed Joe. “And in terms of fielding, they’re all thumbs. What do you're thinking that the difficulty is?”
“Search me,” spoke back Jim. “We’ve received a similar crew we had after we all started the season. examine the best way we started out: 3 out of 4 from the Brooklyns, a similar from the Bostons, and a fresh sweep from the Phillies. It seemed as if we have been going to move throughout the League like a prairie hearth. however the fast we struck the West we went down with a sickening thud. Pittsburgh wiped up the earth with us. The Reds walked everywhere us. The Cubs within the final video games have given us the razz. We’re starting to seem like anything the cat dragged in.”
A sour Struggle
From undesirable to Worse
A Startling Suggestion
Bad information for Jim
The Hidden-Ball Trick
The New Captain
Getting in Shape
Winging Them Over
An awesome Feat
Out for Revenge
A try out of Nerve
The caution Buzz
The package deal of Mystery
Under Heavy Strain
Blundering previous Reggie
Getting a Confession
In the Depths
Off His Stride
Taken through Surprise
A clean Spurt
The Snake’s Head
The ultimate Battle
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