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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (April 13, 1895)
THE NATIONAL) GAME
Kimerer has not gone into practice yet.
c The city has gone base ball crazy already.
R ' ' Mohler is hittine the ball hard for Des Moines.
The Clarksona will play the Lincotns April 23rd.
The Kid is the same favorite he was last season.
Will we have Jack Haskell for the opening series.
Kreig will either report at Rockford or be blacklisted.
Des Moines has its new suits on exhibition in a window.
Sullivan promises to hit the ball hard and often this season.
Lincoln played in Kansas City Friday and will play three days.
Bennett the St. Paul amateur made a very favorable impression.
Gragg got in Tuesday afternoon and played from the grand stand.
Taylor lost his grip containing his uniform and base ball shoes in
If none of the teams are any stronger than St. Joe we have got
The team as a body is the best looking lot of ball players that ever
represented this city.
If McDougal is not fast enough for St. Louis he would look well
in a Lincoln uniform.
Rockford has a short stop by the name of McStay. He hails from
the Michigan State League.
Jimmy Sullivan showed that he is somewhat of a catcher, the
result of winter practice on the coast.
Speaking of fast outfielders, what do you think of Taylor, Van
Buren, Kennedy and Cole? Every one a fast man and a good hitter.
Frank Folk played a new role Tuesday afternoon. He was Mr.
Umpire and aside from an error on balls and strikes he did very
Buck was missed in Tuesday's game. The Lincoln club without
Buck at second base is a great deal like the Chicago's without
We will be a drawing card at St. Joe this year; they want to beat
us because we have three of their men, Cole, Hollingsworth and
Van Buren, the amateur, plays and bats like a professional; his
only weakness seems to be hitting at a high ball, a fault that is
The Monday Record is the name of a new paper published at Des
Moines and it is devoted to sports of all kinds and the Western
Association in particular.
Hollingsworth's work at the bat is a surprise to all the fanB, this
shows what a few weeks practice under the caglo oyo of Mr. Ebright
will do for a young player.
The opening day of the season, May 3, will bo tho greatest base
bell day in the history of this city. All tho amateur teams will join
in the parade and will be in uniform.
Tho now uniforms havo been ordered and for fear that some ono
may have forgotten what tho color is The Courier will say that tho
color will be grey with white trimming.
Mr. Ebright has labored hard this spring to make tho grounds tho
finest in the league. Ho did not sit on a soft cushion in tho grand
stand and direct the work but got a shovel and went to work. For
the reporters table, ho deserves many thanks.
Kennedy had a good many errors at second baso in Tuesday's gamo
but he is excusable on account of the condition of his hands 'and
the fact that it was not his position. Tho Janitor who writes thoso
notes predicts that he will bo ono or the favorites this year.
Just look about at 2:15
If everything is all serene,
And underneath a cloudless sky
The ground is hard and packed and dry; '
If nothing happens to offend
And bring this old world to an end, , '
Then John T. Hickey will appear ,
And shout to every list'ning ear
Just as they did a year ago
The cars will rumble out, I know,
To where the crazy roasters shout
To hear tho deadly words, "You're out!"
With sawed-ofF Speer behind the bat
And Ebright talking through his hat,
I've lately wandered in my dreams
They'll be more real wheii Hickey screams
Farewell then this eternal grind
That wears and tears this troubled mind;
Farewell to thoughts of those I owe
And varied forms of lesser woe.
I have great fun at M street park
And sometimes stay till after dark,
Lured there to sit among the crowd
By hearing Hickoy roar aloud
"Baseball today"' Bixby.
Tho mother of a family showed the ticket collector on the railway
a couple of half fare tickets for her two children. The latter, after
looking at her doubtfully, said: "How old are they?"
"They are only S and they are twins."
Then, after a moment's pause the man inquired:
"And where wero they born?"
The mother (unthinkingly) "This one was born in London, and
the other in Paris."
SHAKING A HUSBAND FOR ART.
Marie Burroughs, who played in Omaha Monday and Tuesday
has invented a new reason for divorce. "I loved my husband and
still have the highest regard for him as a friend, but I have decided
devote myself wholly to art." Miss Burroughs is a new woman
with a vengeance.
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