New Pictures: Apr. 4, 1927

Slide, Kelly, Slide. There is an authentic story of a rookie who went South for a try-out with one of the big league teams. There he committed one unpardonable offense after another, using the veteran player's best bat, stepping to the plate before the regular line-up had taken its practice swings, etc. The old trainer looked at him in disgust, upbraided him. "Well, old man, you'd better get to like me," retorted the fresh kid, "because I'm going to be around a long time." Coming from a rookie, this was maddening. His...

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