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"Struck a Ball Over the (163-foot) Weather-cock" in New York
|City/State/Country:||New York, NY, United States|
|Immediacy of Report||Contemporary|
|Age of Players||AdultAdult|
American Weekly Mercury, Philadelphia, July 6, 1732, page 3, column 2;
from a series of paragraphs/sentences datelined *New-York, July 3. The preceding paragraph had begun "On Friday last."
Protoball doesn't know of other early references to pop-fly hitting.Edit with form to add a comment
Is it fair to assume that the gentleman used a bat to propel the ball?
Are such feats known in England?
Is a 160-foot weather-vane plausible? That's well over 10 stories, no?
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|Submitted by||George Thompson|
|Submission Note||19CBB posting, 9/24/2015.|
|Has Supplemental Text||Yes|