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Not Glued or Sewn to Second Base

Salience Noteworthy
Tags Base Ball Stratagems
City/State/Country: NYC, NY, United States
Game Base Ball
Immediacy of Report Contemporary
Age of Players Adult

"The basemen are not confined strictly to their bases, but must be prepared to occupy them if a player is running toward them. "


Porter's Spirit of the Times, December 26, 1857


Placement of basemen on their bags in contemporary illustrations has led to an assumption that that is where they customarily played. Not so.

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Submitted by Bob Tholkes,
Submission Note 4/6/2015


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