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Baseball Joe at Yale or Pitching for the College Championship

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 Excerpt: …Besides, we owe it to Yale to stick.” ” All 1-ight–I suppose you’re right,” agreed Ricky, with a sigh. ” I did the same thing at football. But I sure do want to start something.” ” Begin on that,” laughed Joe passing him over the alarm clock. ” It’s run down. Wind it and start it going! ” Ricky joined in the laugh against “him, and soon took his departure. Joe heard him come in at an early morning hour, and wondered what ” sport ” Ricky had been up to. A large gathering turned out to see the first real baseball contest of the season. By it a line could be had on the sort of game the ‘varsity would put up, and all the students were eager to see what sort of championship material they had. There was a conference between coaches and captains, and the ‘varsity list was announced Weston was to pitch, and Kendall to catch. Neither Joe’s name, nor those of any of his intimate chums were called off for a class team. Joe did ‘have some hope of the scrub, but when the name of the last man there had been called off, Joe’s was not mentioned. He moved off to the side, with bitterness in his heart. The game started off rather tamely, though the class pitcher–Bert Avondale–managed to strike out two of the ‘varsity men, to the disgust of the coaches, who raced about, imploring their charges to hit the ball. At the same time they called on the scrub to do their best to prevent the ‘varsity men from getting to the bases. It was playing one against the other, just as diamond dust is used to cut the precious stones of which it once formed a part. “Well, I haven’t seen anything wonderful,” remarked Joe to Spike, after the first inning….