Yale, Beaten by Blind Boys
AFTER the Harvard game I tendered my resignation as Yale captain because my incumbency was making some of the men so miserable. Every night when they were put to bed, Thorne and Coy and Butterworth cried with such plaintiveness that none of the other athletes could sleep. Coach Jones frequently walked the floor with them all night; he even gave them an extra bottle at bedtime, but to no avail. However, the rest of the squad would not stand for my retirement and the problem was ultimately solved by our trading the three malcontents to Dartmouth for a practice ball.
With the team thus strengthened we went on and won the Trinity and Villa Nova games and reached the big annual Thanksgiving Day battle against Miss Spence's
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Publication information: Book title: The Story of a Wonder Man:Being the Autobiography of Ring Lardner. Contributors: Margaret Freeman - Illustrator, Ring Lardner - Author. Publisher: Scribner. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 1927. Page number: 50.
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