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 - Spurned Specs But All the Same Mark Koenig Is...
Spurned Specs But All the Same Mark Koenig Is Still Right Up in the Front Line Mlama Beach, Fla., March 9 Some four years ago Mark Koenig, then a bulwark of the Yankee infield, was told by an oculist that his eyesight was going bad and that he would have to wear glasses. Mark has been playing ball ever since without the glasses. Koenig, who Is truly baseball's ideal utility man, is now down here with the Giants and is a very important figure in Bill Terry's plans. But back to that day a score of years ago. Mark had been In a terrible slump and the experts began to blame it on his eyes; so Ed Bar row sent him to an oculist. But he didn't get the glasses. Now, an infielder who doesn't see very well Isn't of much use to a ball clubs, and a month later he was traded to Detroit. Koenig was beginning to get discouraged and, as he found out later, it wasn't his eyesight but the mental reaction which was causing him so much trouble. There came reports that he had had an operation, but all these were ill founded. True, he did have a little astigmatism, but Continued on Page II

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  1. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle,
  2. 11 Mar 1935, Mon,
  3. Page 10

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