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Deliberate Bad Pitches Noted
|Tags||Base Ball StratagemsBase Ball Stratagems|
|City/State/Country:||Boston, MA, United States|
|Game||Round BallRound Ball|
|Immediacy of Report||Contemporary|
|Age of Players||AdultAdult|
In the game of round ball or Massachusetts ball between the Bay State and Olympic Clubs, the Bay States had "very low balls given them, while those they gave were swift and of the right height."
Spirit of the Times, May 30, 1857.
The tactic of trying to get batters to chase bad pitches probably is as old as competitive pitching, but is not previously documented.Edit with form to add a comment
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|Submitted by||Bob Tholkes,|
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