AERONAUTICS: Florida Camps

Manager Jack Slattery of the Boston Braves told his pitchers to quit throwing horseshoes in the hotel yard after dinner till they got better in the box.

George Herman "Babe" Ruth, failing to hit, wrote to New York for his favorite bat, Big Bertha, the heaviest bat used in the big leagues (48 ounces). Big Bertha has 31 notches in the handle, each notch for a home run. Ruth broke his bat Betsy in June when there were twelve notches in it.

Ralph Kress, rookie of the St. Louis Browns, made five errors in the field one afternoon and at bat made four...

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