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Friday, January 11, 2013
San Francisco Call, January 11, 1913:
Frank Chance, newly named leader of the New York American league team, announced that he would try to “come back” as a player this year…Chance would go to first base, relieving Hal Chase, the star initial sacker, and Hal would be shifted to second base, a position he is anxious to fill.
[Chance on Chase:] “He is fast enough on his feet to overcome the handicap of being left handed. He probably would not make a double play as fast as a speedy right hander, but he is a speedy player.”
Chase played five games at 2B in 1913, committing four errors and turning no double plays. He played 16 games at second for the 1916 Reds and appears to have been decent but unspectacular.
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