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Jack Lightfoot discovers the secret of the "spit" ball, a pitch that has mystified many batters. With his new skill, he becomes the star pitcher of the Four-Town League, leading his team to victory after victory. But as the pressure mounts, he starts to wonder whether using the "spit" ball is ethical, and he must make a difficult decision about whether to continue using it.
Dime novels, Sports stories, American, Athletic clubs, Fiction, Baseball
Dime Novel Collection
Stevens, Maurice, "Jack Lightfoot's iron arm; or, How the new "spit" ball worked the charm" (1905). All-Sports Library. 15.