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City/State/Country: Newburg, NY, United States
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"The Newburg boys excel in running bases with bottles of soda-water, sucking
as they run."

To a previous report of player Holder smoking while batting (see 1860.89) in a game in 1860,this head-scratcher can be added, from a report in the New York Sunday Mercury, June 29, 1862, of a game between the Hudson River Club of Newburg, NY, and the Eclipse Club of Kingston.

They won, either because or in spite of such skills, 39-21.


New York Sunday Mercury, June 29, 1862.

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Submitted by Bob Tholkes
Submission Note Posting to 19CBB, June 2, 2016


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