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BASEBALL JOE ON THE SCHOOL NINE
I appreciate the honor done me, we may need substitute pitchers. In fact, I'm sure we will, and I wish Frank and Larry would remain to help me. I'll coach them all I can, and I know they both have pitching stuff in them. I've made quite a study of pitching as an amateur. Some day I hope to be a professional, and I'm willing to tell Frank and Larry all I know."
"Good!" exclaimed the chairman. "I think they'll take your offer. Well, we have now made one change. Are there any more that you think necessary?"
It was rather a delicate question, for everyone knew what was meant. But the lads were saved from doing what most of them knew ought to be done."
"Do I understand that Joe Matson is the regular pitcher on the school team? " asked the manager, sourly.
"That seems to be the sentiment of the students, Shell," answered Dr. Rudden.
"And without me, or the captain, having anything to say about it?"
"You were out-voted, Shell.""Well, then all I've got to say is that I don't manage this nine any more!" fairly yelled Hiram. "There's my resignation, and it takes effect at