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Playing the pre-New York Rules Game- 1869

Salience Peripheral
Tags Post-Knickerbocker Rule Changes
City/State/Country: Newark, NJ, United States
Game Base Ball
Immediacy of Report Contemporary
Age of Players Adult

"The game played was the old-time "stinging" one, and no better opportunity to note the many and great changes that have been made, during the past score years, in the manner of playing Base Ball, could have been obtained than was thus offered.

The revolution has certainly been complete. Instead of the nicely rounded ash, miniature bread shovels and exaggerated exercise clubs were used as bats: and wooden stakes, standing some fifteen inches high, served as bases. The principal qualification of the pitcher was to send in balls which could be struck, while fouls were ignored and "tick and catch" was the decision instead of "foul,out.'"


Newark Evening Courier,May 25, 1869


description of the annual game of the "old Knickerbocker Club",with a box score showing 19 players on each side. Per 19cbb post by John Zinn, Aug. 8, 2008

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Submitted by Bob Tholkes,
Submission Note 2/17/2015


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