Clipped From The Decatur Herald
Thursday, July 13, 1911. ILLS Ti PITCH ES Decatur Southpaw Will Be Given First Trial With Leaguers Next Sunday. DAVENPORT IS OPPONENT Advent Will Be Watched. With Much Interest By Admirers Throughout City. Pitcher Phil Wills, the southpaw who has made a great name for himself himself by the ball he has pitched in high school, university and amateur games in this city the past few years, will be siven a tryout in the Decatur Three-I Three-I Three-I ieagaers next Sunday against, the Da ver.port team. Friends of the young star have been iT.xious to see him in the professional game for many months, and were .argily instrumental in convincing .Manager Dick Smith and Owner Kin-rella Kin-rella Kin-rella tiiat "Dizz" was worth a trial. In order to give his friends the best opportunity to see him work, it was decided that he should work out in a uniform Saturday and go on the mound for the first time next Sunday. Sunday. Stars In Many Games. Wills has been constantly to the fore in amateur and school circles of the city for several years past. Probably Probably his most spectacular feat was in the 17 inning game pitched against Bradley at the close of the Millikin s'as-on s'as-on s'as-on this spring when he struck out Z2 inen. FOR CDMMODQR Makes Debut With Leaguers Sunday PHIL WILLS the recent decision of the Pitcher Wills case. Lord an of St.