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HORSESHOES

I was too busy with the girl to see much o' Speed after that. He left home about the middle o' the month to go to Tampa with the Cubs. I got notice from Indianapolis that I was sold to Baltimore. I didn't care much about goin' there and I wasn't anxious to leave home under the circumstances, so I didn't report till late.
When I read in the papers along in April that Speed had been traded to Boston for a couple o' pitchers I thought: " Gee ! He must of lost his rabbit's foot! " Because, even if the Cubs didn't cop again, they'd have a city serious with the White Sox and get a bunch o' dough that way. And they wasn't no chance in the world for the Boston Club to get nothin' but their salaries.
It wasn't another month, though, till Shafer, o' the Giants, quit baseball and McGraw was up against it for a third baseman. Next thing I knowed Speed was traded to New York and was with another winner-for they never was out o' first place all season.
I was gettin' along all right at Baltimore and Dunnie liked me; so I felt like I had somethin' more than just a one-year job-somethin' I could get married on. It was all framed that the weddin' was comin' off as soon as this season was over; so you can believe I was pullin' for October to hurry up and come.
One day in August, two months ago, Dunnie come in the clubhouse and handed me the news.
" Rube Oldring's busted his leg," he says, " and he's out for the rest o' the season. Connie's got a youngster named Joyce that he can stick in there, but he's got to have an extra outfielder. He's made me a good proposition for you and I'm goin' to let you go. It'll be pretty soft for you, because they got the pennant cinched and they'll cut you in on the big money."
" Yes," I says ;" and when they're through with me they'll ship me to Hellangone, and I'll be draggin' down about seventy-five bucks a month next year."
" Nothin' like that," says Dunnie. " If he don't want you next season lie's got to ask for waivers; and if you get out o' the big league you come right back here. That's all framed."
So that's how I come to get with the Ath-a-letics. Connie give me a nice, comf'table seat in one corner o' the bench and I had the pleasure o' watchin' a real ball club perform once every afternoon and sometimes twice.
Connie told me that as soon as they had the flag cinched he was goin' to lay off some o' his regulars and I'd get a chance to play.
Well, they cinched it the fourth day o' September and our next engagement was with Washin'ton on Labor Day. We had two

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