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Names of Baseball Team
April 6th,---- .... Alton, 14, Belleville, 10
May 4th.-,- U--Alton, 125 Belleville, 18
2, Wightman, '12r ...... ,H7 ..i,....11,, .,.. - Catcher
Howard, '13, Walker, '12g Degenhardt, '14---Pitchers
9 Shine, '12.---n- c,........c,.... - ,cH.... First Base
IA Hoefert, 'l5g Hoppe, '12 --- 1Second Base
Y Wood, '13e ..1e...11 to --.. Short Stop
7Taylor, '12, -Third Base
C Henry, '13
J Beiser, '15,
5 Poole, '15 1-
- - - - Right Field
- Center Field
- - - - - Left Field
He did nothing in particular and did it well M--CLYDE SCHMOELLER
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The baseball season of 1912 was not as successful as the football and basket-
ball seasons had been, but undoubtedly would have been far more successful than
it was if any support whatever had been given to the team, which worked just as
hard and deserved support just as much as the other teams. The material was
above the average.
Captain Wood alone assured a fighting and a well managed team. Wight-
man is undoubtedly a clever receiver, while Howard is the best slab artist seen
around here for several seasons. Walker and Degenhardt also showed that they
possessed the stuff, although they lacked Howard's control. Shine, Hoefert, Hoppe
and Taylor played a good fielding game. Captain Wood's work requires no com-
ment, except that he is unsurpassed at short. Henry Beiser and Poole played
well in the outfield. The hitting strength of the team was centered in Hoefert,
Wood and Henry, whose stick work helped greatly.
The first game at Belleville, April 6, was won by the score of 14 to 10 and
seemed to promise a very successful season. But it was impossible for Manager
Hyatt to get the team games away from here, without promising a return game.
This was proven impossible by the Belleville game at Alton, May 4th, as the sup-
port was absolutely "nil". Therefore the score of 17 to 12 against Alton was not
entirely the fault of the team, which was undoubtedly off its usual form, but was
chiefly the fault of the support. It was thought best by the management not to
attempt any more games, so the team, which contained the material for a great
baseball team, was disbanded with the record of one game won and one game lost.
"Last in love. but not least in IOU9.,,-MARJORIE TAYLoR.
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