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Lefty Locke Pitcher-Manager   By: (1866-1945)

Lefty Locke Pitcher-Manager by Burt L. Standish

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LEFTY LOCKE PITCHER MANAGER

by

BURT L. STANDISH

Author of "Lefty o' the Bush," "Lefty o' the Big League," "Lefty o' the Blue Stockings," "Brick King, Backstop," "The Making of a Big Leaguer," etc.

Illustrated by Charles L. Wrenn

[Illustration: Lefty had sprained his ankle so seriously that he required assistance to walk from the field. ( See Page 103 )]

Publishers Barse & Co. New York, N. Y. Newark, N. J.

Copyright, 1916 By Barse & Co.

LEFTY LOCKE, PITCHER MANAGER

Printed in the United States of America

CONTENTS CHAPTER PAGE I An Unexpected Offer 11 II Something Queer 20 III The Federal Policy 28 IV The Magnetized Ball 37 V A Man of Mystery 48 VI Peculiar Behavior 56 VII The Test 64 VIII At Necessity's Demand 72 IX Torturing Doubt 79 X The Only Door 86 XI Burning Speed 93 XII Too Much Temptation 103 XIII The Perplexing Question 113 XIV Only One Way 120 XV Signing the Manager 132 XVI The Wrong Stool Pigeon 139 XVII Getting into Action 146 XVIII The First Deal 155 XIX A Fleeting Glimpse 165 XX A Riddle to Solve 175 XXI The Man Ahead 180 XXII A Doubtful Victory 186 XXIII All Wrong 194 XXIV Wheels Within Wheels 202 XXV Hidden Tracks 210 XXVI Not Much Show 219 XXVII The Suspended Ax 226 XXVIII The Gage of War 233 XXIX The Jaws of the Trap 240 XXX One Against Three 248 XXXI Light on a Dark Spot 255 XXXII One Chance 266 XXXIII One in a Million 274 XXXIV Weegman's Proposal 281 XXXV The Shattering Stroke 288 XXXVI The Test of Mysterious Jones 296 XXXVII The Return of Lefty 308

LEFTY LOCKE, PITCHER MANAGER

CHAPTER I

AN UNEXPECTED OFFER

Lefty Locke gave the man a look of surprise. The soft, bright moonlight was shining full on Weegman's face, and he was chuckling. He was always chuckling or laughing outright, and Locke had grown tired of it. It was monotonous.

"What do you mean?" the pitcher asked. "Tinware for Kennedy! I don't believe I get you."

Weegman snapped his fingers; another little trick that was becoming monotonous and irritating. "That's poor slang perhaps," he admitted; "but you've been in the game long enough to understand it. Collier is going to tie the can to old Jack."

Lefty moved his chair round on the little vine covered porch in order to face his visitor squarely. Frogs were chorusing in the distance, and the dynamo in the electric power house on the edge of the town kept up its constant nocturnal droning.

"I could scarcely believe you meant just that," said the star slabman of the Blue Stockings soberly... Continue reading book >>




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