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Jack Keefe's further adventures were collected in two volumes, Treat 'Em Rough (1918) and The Real Dope (1919), dealing primarily with Keefe's enlistment in the army and military service in France. Two uncollected stories are reprinted in Some Champions (1976). In the final busher story, Keefe manages to get himself sold to the "Philadelphia Athaletics" just before the White Sox entered the infamous 1919 World Series and earned the name "Black Sox." In 1930, in ill-health and needing money, Lardner returned to the device of the epistolary ballplayer, composing a sixpart series for the Saturday Evening Post about Danny Warner, an outfielder for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Lardner also created some memorable baseball-playing protagonists who did not write letters and did not reappear in a series of stories. Three of the best are the title characters of "Alibi Ike" and "Hurry Kane" and Buster Elliott of "My Roomy" (all of which are...

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