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 - To the loyal Giant rooters who had been...
To the loyal Giant rooters who had been watching Phil Weintraub operate around first base this season, season, Lue showing of Mike Schemer, the Jersey City farmhand who replaced replaced him, has been a delightful revelation. Schemer knows his way around first base. He fields well, and makes plays with an air of confidence that brings remarks from fans like: "Well, look at that —Mel Ott has a pro playing first base for the Giants." Ott was none too certain that Schemer could fill the bill for the Giants when he brought him up. Just for insurance, he made a deal for Roy Zimmerman and sent Weintraub Weintraub to Newark to fill in until the Bears could find someone to cover first. Zimmerman failed to report to the Giants because he insists on a bonus from the Newark club before before reporting. Schemer's showing makes one believe that Zimmerman couldn't get the first base job even if he tried. Schemer isn't an impressive batter. batter. He looks husky enough to powder the ball but he doesn't get much distance. He hit .322 for the Jersey City Giants in 100 games before before he was called up to the majors majors and piled up a fat average in the early games as a Giant. If he keeps on punching out timely singles, singles, Ott will be happy to overlook the fact that Mike isn't hitting many homers.

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  1. The Daily Mail,
  2. 24 Aug 1945, Fri,
  3. Page 9

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