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Jimmy Kirkland and the Plot for a Pennant

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Published: 1915
Language: English
Wordcount: 55,995 / 168 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63.4
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 276
Added to site: 2010.04.19
mnybks.net#: 27405
Origin: gutenberg.org

A crooked pitcher named Williams (a lefty) is confronted by young ball player looking for a break.

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for another curve. The recruit watched him, and, with a sudden jerk of his belt, he stepped into position. The first ball was fast and across his shoulders, as Cooke had placed it twice before. This time instead of taking the first strike McCarthy met the ball squarely and drove it on the line over the first baseman's head. He turned first base, going at top speed, although already McKeever, the Panther's right fielder, known as one of the greatest throwers in the league, was in position to field the ball.

The roar that arose from the crowd was chopped short as McCarthy sprinted for second base. An instant of tense uncertainty was followed by a swelling murmur of protest, disappointment and rage.

From the dust cloud just commencing to settle around second base two forms were emerging, and, as the dust drifted away, the crowd had a glimpse of a tableau. Tommy Meegher, second baseman of the Panthers, was disentangling his stocky form from the knot of arms and legs, and arising from the prostrate

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