"No, no, no. A man named Valentine was not the author..." Inter Ocean 15 Aug 1897 p. 11
Baaebail Brevities. .. Nash believes in sacrifice hitting. He puts me meory into practice. There are said to be sixty-four ex-league plsy-. ers in the Western league. The Louisvllles have already equaled their enure record lor victories last season. Last season Boston did not reach Its sixtieth victory until Sept. 1, against Aug. ? this year. "Newspaper support is the greatest thing in toe world to keep a club hustling," says Csp. tain Scrappy Joyce. Home runs have been extremely rare with the Reds this season. They have less than half a aczn to tnoir credit. Tommy Tucker continues to wear that small glove,, but be doesn't like to catch McJames' delivery to first after a bunt. Pitcher Donohue of St. Louis is the only pitcher in the country who has worked in more games than Nichols ot Boston. The -entire Infield of the Springfield team is made up of ex-leaguers: Dan Brouthers, Shorty-" Fuller, Pete Gilbert, and Jimmy imagers. , Ten tie games have been played In the National kaaue this season. The New Yotka. Louisville. PitijkMirgs, Washington. Bostons, Chicago. tirocvynti, ana iiaiiunorcs each took part in two, and the other clubs in one. No,, no. no. A man named Valentine was not the author of "Casey at the Bat," an Item that has btwu going the rounds. It was a man named Thayer who wrote that poem, and It was first printed In the San i-Yauclsco Examiner. Exchange.