“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 all around the nation as “Baseball Joe,” the king pitcher of the Giants. “But untying knots is the simplest factor I do. provide me the easiest you may have within the shop.”
Jim wound up and positioned one over that simply minimize the nook of the plate. Joe made a strong 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 was once simply kidding you that time,” grinned Joe. “I’m going to kill the following one.”
Again the ball whizzed to the plate. It used to be a quick, instantly ball with a moderate 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 overlaying that place gave one examine it after which became and ran with the ball. however it saved on and on till it cleared the fence, and the discomfited fielders threw up their fingers and got here slowly again to their positions.
Jim seemed sheepish, and Joe, who was once 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 sturdy for 2 domestic runs. The ball used to be ticketed for state come.”
“Who used to be it acknowledged that pitchers couldn’t hit?” laughed Mylert, the burly catcher of the large workforce, as he took Joe’s place.
“I’ll inform the area that a few of them can!” exclaimed Jim, as he ready to attempt his good fortune back. “Gee, Joe, if that had occurred to me in a typical video game, it's going to have damaged my heart.”
Two keen-eyed males in uniform were status close to the aspect traces, gazing carefully each movement of the gamers, as they attempted out their batting eyes and fingers. One was once stocky and of medium top, with hair that had all started to gray on the temples. the opposite was once stout and ruddy, with a twinkle in his eyes that bespoke reliable nature. either have been veterans of many hard-fought baseball campaigns, and either had performed at the Baltimore Orioles whilst that fab association of stars was once 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 crew. “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 successful 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 were MADE at the POLO GROUNDS.
THERE was once without doubt OF the heat OF THAT WELCOME.
SUDDENLY identifying UP THE BALL HE HURLED IT TO SECOND.
“GREAT SCOTT!” HE CRIED. “WHAT’S the problem along with your HAND?”
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