|EDDIE DOHERTY FIRST STRING BACKSTOP|
OF PURPLE NINE
Former W.H.S. Star Selected by Coach Barry "Tweet" Walsh Covering Hot Corner
|As predicted by the Times early this season, Eddie Doherty has been selected a first string catcher of the Holy Cross varsity baseball team by Coach Jack Barry, former star second base man of the Athletics, who has turned out teams at Worcester rated as the best college nines of the entire country the past two years.
Eddie went south with the team last Saturday morning on its two weeks trip with "Tweet" Walsh, veteran third sacker, also of this city, again taking care of the hot corner who is reported to be going better than ever.
The Worcester Telegram in its comment about the Holy Cross team in Thursday's issue stated: "The veteran infield of Joe McEntee at first, Doe Gautreau a second, Pete Cote at short, and "Tweet" Walsh at the home corner will be kept intact: McMahon will be shoved into the infield if there is need of another infielder during the season, but will probably be used more in the outfield where he has been working well in practice games this season. There was a long workout yesterday on Alumni Field and Coach Barry would not divulge the men he had selected for the trip until after the session ended and the men were headed for the showers. Jim Davidson hurled them to the batters in practice and Eddie Doherty, former Goddard Seminary athlete, worked with him behind the plate and looked good. Doherty will be first string catcher for the Purple for the Southern trip. He handles the ball nicely, is a good pegger, bats at high average and is a heady ball player. He is a product of Woburn High and last year was behind the bat for the fast Goddard nine. Jack "Butch" Whelen of Worcester was selected as second string receiver."
|FIRST GAME TODAY|
|The Purple squad left Worcester Saturday morning arriving at Richmond, VA., yesterday. Practice was held in the afternoon. A practice game will be played with the Virginia Medical College team today. Tomorrow the Purple plays at Williamsburg opposing William and Mary College.
On April 8, Holy Cross are scheduled to play Randolph-Macon at Ashland, Va., while the next two days will be spent in practicing, the team leaving Richmond Good Friday to arrive at Washington, D.C. On Saturday, April 11, they will play with C.S. Marine team at Quantico arriving back in Washington the same night. The team will have a short practice session on Sunday and then spend the day sightseeing about Washington.
On Monday afternoon, April 13, the Purple meets Catholic University leaving immediately after the game for Philadelphia where the squad will be the guests of Connie Mack, manager of the Athletics at the opening game of the American League Club at Shibe Park on April 14th.
On April 15 Holy Cross meets Princeton at Princeton, which is due to be their first big test of the season. The following day they are scheduled to play Villanova. On Friday, April 17, the Purple meets Drexel Institute in a practice game at Philadelphia and leaves for New York immediately after the game. The squad is scheduled to arrive at Worcester, Saturday morning at 5:43 o'clock.
The itinerary of the trip was arranged and will be in charge of William G. Mahoney, Holy Cross '25, manager of the varsity squad of this city.
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