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City/State/Country: Brooklyn, NY, United States
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This is the first instance I have read about, describing a player being thrown out
attempting to steal a base, which ended a match.

Here are those involved - 

Excelsior - J. Whiting (3rd baseman), sixth batter; Reynolds (shortstop),

Charter Oak - Murphy, catcher; Randolph, 2nd base

Umpire - A. J. Bixby of the Eagle Club

Charter Oak 12, Excelsior 11

".and the Whiting, who had to take the bat, became the object of especial
interest - the issue of the game greatly depending on his particular fate.
He struck a good ball, but had a very narrow escape in reaching first base.
Before his successor (Reynolds) struck, Whiting made a dash for second base,
when the ball, well-thrown by Murphy, was quickly received by Randolph, and
placed upon Whiting just in the nick of time; he was within six inches of
the base when touched by the ball, and decided "out" by the umpire."


New York Sunday Mercury, May 20, 1860

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Submitted by Bob Tholkes
Submission Note 3/8/2014


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