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Phillips Exeter Academy Used Plugging in "Base-ball?"
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|City/State/Country:||Exeter, NH, United States|
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"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.Edit with form to add a comment
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