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Phillips Exeter Academy Used Plugging in "Base-ball?"

Salience Noteworthy
Location New England
City/State/Country: Exeter, NH, United States
Game Base Ball
Age of Players Juvenile

"Baseball was played at Exeter in a desultory fashion for a good many years before it was finally organized into the modern game. On October 19, 1859, Professor Cilley wrote in his diary: 'Match game of Base-Ball between the Phillips club and 17 chosen from the school at large commenced P.M. I was Referee. Two players were disabled and the game adjourned.' Putting a man out by striking him with the ball when he was running bases often led to injury."



Crosbie, Laurence M., The Phillips Exeter Academy: A History, 1923, page 233. Submitted by George Thompson, 2005.


Cilley himself does not attribute the 1859 injuries to plugging.

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