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I come back to the hotel with John. He ast me what I,.thought of Elliott.
" Well," I says, "he'd be the greatest ballplayer in the world if he could just play ball. He sure can bust 'em."
John says lie was afraid he couldn't never make an outfielder out o' him. He says :
" I'll try him on the infield to-morrow. They must be some place he can play. I never seen a lefthand hitter that looked so good agin lefthand pitchin'-and he's got a great arm; but he acts like he'd never saw a fly ball."
Well, he was just as bad on the infield. They put him at short and he was like a sieve. You could of drove a hearse between him and second base without him gettin' ncar it. IIe'd stoop over for a ground ball about the time it was bouncin' up agin the fence; ,and when he'd try to cover the bag on a peg he'd trip over it.
They tried him at first base and sometimes he'd run 'way over in the coachers' box and sometimes out in right field lookin' for the (bag6 Once Heine shot one acrost at him on a line and lie never touched it with his hands. It went bam ! right in the pit of his ;stomach-and the lunch he'd ate didn't do him no good.
Finally John just give up and says he'd have to keep him on the bench and let him earn his pay by bustin' 'em a couple o' times a week or so. We all agreed with John that this bird would be a whale of a pinch hitter-and we was right too. He was hittin' 'way over five hundred when the blowoff come, along about the last o' May.

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Before the trainin' trip was over, Elliott had roomed with pretty near everybody in the club. Heine raised an awful holler after the second night down there and John put the bug in with Needham. Tom stood him for three nights. Then he doubled up with Archer, and Schulte, and Miller, and Leach, and Saier-and the whole bunch in turn, averagin' about two nights with each one before they put up a kick. Then John tried him with some o' the youngsters, but they wouldn't stand for him no more'n the others. They all said he was crazy and they was afraid he'd get violent some night and stick a knife in 'em.
He always insisted on havin' the water run in the bathtub all night, because he said it reminded him of the sound of the dam near his home. The fellers might get up four or five times a night and shut off the faucet, but he'd get right up after 'em and turn

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Then he doubled up with Archer, and Schulte, and Miller, and Leach, and Saier-and what is whole bunch in turn, averagin' about two nights with each one before they put up a kick. Then John tried him with some o' what is youngsters, but they wouldn't stand for him no more'n what is others. They all said he was crazy and they was afraid he'd get bad some night and stick a knife in 'em. 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