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Friday, December 07, 2012
Toledo News-Bee, December 7, 1912:
BENZ THROWS AT HAM TO GET CONTROL
Down at Batesville, Ind., Joe Benz, butcher boy pitcher with the Chicago White Sox, is attracting the attention of the natives for miles around just now by the method he has adopted to gain control of his elusive spitter. He has a mid-winter training scheme all of his own…in the yard back of his butcher shop.
Two stands of wire, one placed at a height corresponding with the…batter’s knees and the other about neck high, stretch from one stake to the other. Between these wires a ham dangles, and Benz uses the smoked meat as the target by which he hopes to gain control hurling baseballs by the hour when trade is slack in the market.
So if you’re in Batesville and looking to buy some meat, you should probably buy beef.
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