First baseman taking a low throw by reaching forward
First baseman taking a low throw on the long bound
First baseman throwing to second for a double-play
Lamar after passing Yale's Twenty-five-yard line
Lamar dodging the Yale tacklers
Laying out an amateur field
Making an opening for a runner, under the old rules, by using the arms
Making sure of a catch - left-fielder catching
On the alert
Pitcher at practice in the 'Cage'
Pitching a 'Drop' Ball
Playing a trick on the base-runner
Practising throwing with the 'spool'
Putting the shot
Quarter-back taking the ball
Running to first base
A Fair tackle
A pitcher's victim. Out on strikes
A wild throw and a safe slide to second
The body protector and Catcher's mask
Short-Arm throw, the beginning
Short-Arm throw, the end
Shutting off a runner at the Home-plate
The umpire did not see Gardner at all
Third baseman intercepting the slide of a runner from second
The old woolen costume
We crossed the home-plate within three feet of each other
THE national love of horse-racing, which is growing in intensity year by year, finds nowhere a better ground for development than in Chicago. There are in active operation in this city during the months of summer and autumn three admirably equipped race tracks, where the fleetest horses in the world are entered in daily contests for fat purses.
Baseball player catching a ball
The latest invention purposely for these muscles is also one of Sargent's, on the following plan: The pupil lies on the plank A A', or, rather, sits on it, when A' is a little back of vertical, so as, for instance, to form with A the angle A B A'. With feet in the toe-straps C C', he sways gently forward and back as long as he can without fatigue. From day to day, as these muscles gain strength, A' is dropped lower and lower, until finally it is on a level with A. Or a strap may be placed over the forehead and fastened to A', and, with the feet in the toe-straps, the person may lift his body up till vertical, drawing the weight E with him as he rises.
Again, to deepen the chest from front to back, he hangs two bars, B and C, and attaches the weight at the other end, A, of the rope, the bar B, when at rest, being about a foot above the height of the head. Standing, not under B, but about a foot to one side of it, and facing it, grasp its ends with both hands, and keeping the arms and legs straight and stiff, and breathing the chest brimful, draw downward until the bar is about level with the waist. Let the weight run slowly back, repeat, and go on.
From the painting by R.W. MacBeth, A.R.A.
Women were not slow to appreciate the gracefulness of archery, and it soon became a fashionable amusement, the Lady Salisbury of the time being one of its most ardent supporters. Most of the societies adopted a distinctive dress, in which white and green predominated. The Royal British Bowmen adorned their Lady Patroness with a white feather in her hat, the other lady members being compelled to wear black ones, while their dresses were green with pink vandykes round the edge of skirt. The Harley Bush Bowmen were so fond of the distinctive colour, that they even had green boots, and it is pleasant to know that it was provided by the rules these should be "easy fitting!"
How a crossbowman should approach animals by means of a cart concealed with foliage.
An observation train is often made up to follow the great college boat races, where the railroad runs along the river bank. Flat cars are used with seats fixed on them for the spectators.