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It is true that he got in a lucky shot, but from there on his performance was sloppy.
On the other hand, Patterson, although badly hurt, put up as gallant a fight as has ever been seen. But of this aspect of the bout your reporter apparently saw nothing.
THAT THIRD LEAGUE: THE POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING
Sure, these other large population centers such as St. Paul, Dallas, Toronto, etc. deserve to be in on this greatest of summer pastimes, but let's do it in a manner which will strengthen baseball, not weaken it.
There will never be an additional 200 bona fide big leaguers available for a third league without the sound minor league proving grounds, and surely the already decaying bush leagues would hit deeper depths with further major league expansion.
You just can't pluck big leaguers out of colleges or sandlots as is done in pro football. In baseball there is no alternative—except rarely—other than moving up from Keokuk to Yakima to Louisville and then to the majors. A couple of dozen college games for several years won't do it, nor will accelerated training camps.
The biggest problem facing Organized Baseball is to revive the minors. Certainly there is an abundance of potential new big league cities, but you can't sell eight more teams and have them play a decidedly inferior brand of ball.