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1732.1
Age of Players Adult  +
City New York  +
Comment <p>Protoball doesn't know of other early references to pop-fly hitting.</p>
Coordinates 40° 42' 46" N, 74° 0' 21" WLatitude: 40.7127837
Longitude: -74.0059413
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Country United States  +
Game Unknown +
Has Supplemental Text true  +
Headline "Struck a Ball Over the (163-foot) Weather-cock" in New York  +
Immediacy of Report Contemporary  +
Query <p>Is it fair to assume that the gentleman used a bat to propel the ball? </p> <p>Are such feats known in England?</p> <p>Is a 160-foot weather-vane plausible?  That's well over 10 stories, no?</p> <p> </p>
Reviewed true  +
Salience 2  +
Sources <p><em>American Weekly Mercury, </em>Philadelphia, July 6, 1732, page 3, column 2;</p> <p>from a series of paragraphs/sentences datelined *New-York, July 3.  The preceding paragraph had begun "On Friday last."</p>
State NY  +
Submission Note 19CBB posting, 9/24/2015.  +
Submitted by George Thompson +
Year 1,732  +
Year Number 1  +
Has improper value forThis property is a special property in this wiki. Year Suffix  + , Source Image  +
Categories Chronology  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 15 October 2015 01:15:56  +
TextThis property is a special property in this wiki. <p><span style="color: #333333; f <p><span style="color: #333333; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;"> <br /> "The same Day a Gentleman in this City, for a Wager of 10l [ten pounds] struck a Ball over the Weather-Cock of the English Church, which is above 163 Feet high. He had half a Day allow'd him to perform it in, but he did  it in less than half the Time."<br /> </span></p> Time."<br /> </span></p>
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