The Press: Frank Merriwell and Matty

The New York Call (Socialist) has a sporting page that would do credit to many a more powerful journal. Last week The Call compared Christy Mathewson, newly-elected president of the Boston Braves, to Frank Merriwell, hero of school boy fiction.

" Like ' Merriwell,' Matty was a football star in college. He was even greater in this capacity than as a baseball player at Bucknell. He was rated the best punter and drop kicker in the East. And, like Merriwell, Matty was a pitcher.

" No man living could duplicate his feat of pitching...

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