Lefty Locke Pitcher-Manager

Lefty Locke Pitcher-Manager

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Excerpt: ... offer without thinking much, but you understand I'm rather desperate. If Collier were here, he'd probably put the kibosh on it-if he found out before the trade was closed. After that he'd have to stand for it, no matter how hard he kicked. Let's forget it." Then Frazer showed that peculiar trait of human 164 nature that makes a person doubly eager for something that seems to be on the point of slipping away. In his mind he had already fitted Herman Brock into that gap in center field that had given him more or less worry. The adjustment had pleased him; it seemed to balance the team to a hair. It would give him renewed assurance of another pennant and a slice of the World's Series money. It was Courtney's hitting in the last series that had enabled the Wolves to divide the big end of that money; and, like Courtney, Brock was a terror with the ash. "You mule!" said Frazer. "Let's go up to your room and fix up the papers. It's a trade." 165 CHAPTER XIX A FLEETING GLIMPSE Locke betrayed no sign of the triumph that he felt. Had Frazer held out, he would have given the ten thousand asked, and considered himself lucky to get a catcher and a third sacker, both young men, and coming, in exchange for an outfielder who could not possibly last more than another season or two. Collier might squirm when he learned of the trade, but perhaps he could be made to see the desperate necessity of it. The thought that Bailey Weegman would gnash his teeth and froth at the mouth gave Lefty an added thrill of pleasure. The first move to circumvent Weegman and the scheming scoundrel behind him, Garrity, had been put through. "All right," he said, with something like a sigh. "If you hold me to my word, I suppose it's a trade. We may as well make out the papers." "What's that about a trade?" asked a voice at the southpaw's back....show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236733177
  • 9781236733177