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HORSESHOE PITCHING ---- HOW TO PLAY THE GAME      23



MRS. C. A. LANHAM, Bloomington,Ill

     Mrs. Lanham is a housekeeper who first won honors as world's champion horseshoe pitcher at the tournament held in Des Moines, Iowa, August 28-Sept. 1, 1922. She did not defend her title at the tournament held at St. Petersburg, Fla., Feb. 19-24, 1923, but at the meet held in Cleveland, Ohio Sept. 19-23 1923, she lost her title but made a world's record for women by pitching .708 per cent ringers in a 50-point game. She won her title again at the Lake Worth, Fla., tournament Feb. 18-23, 1924, successfully defended it at Minneapolis Minn., Sept. 17-21, 1924, and at Lake Worth, Fla., Feb. 16-28, 1925. She did not compete in tournaments again until the one held in Duluth, Minn. Aug. 8-15 1927, where she again won world's championship honors. Her average ringer percentage in the preliminaries here was .583, which was the highest ever made by a woman in any such series of games in a National tournament.
     In the tournament at St. Petersburg, Fla., Feb. 20th to March 1, 1928, she did nob compete and lost her title. She regained the title of World's Champion woman pitcher at the Rochester (N. Y.) Exposition Sept. 3rd to 6th, 1928. Where the women's tournament was held. Here she, with Miss Perkins established a world's record of each pitching 54 ringers in a 50-point game. They also shared the world's record of both together pitching 32 double ringers in this same game.
     In this same game Miss Perkins of Springfield, Mass., made the world's record of 18 double ringers in a 50-point game. The record of the game was as follows:
Pts.RDRSPPct.
Mrs. Lanham50541492.587
Miss Perkins48541892.587