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"Homer" Used to Reference A Home Run in Baltimore Paper

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" . . . a 'homer' on a long hit to left field by Pike . . . "


Baltimore Gazette, 10/18/1872


Richard Hershberger, 10/18/2022 FB posting : 150 years ago in baseball: "a truly epic turning point in baseball history, the earliest known use of "homer . . .  The game was played yesterday, Mutuals at Baltimore, tying 7-7 in eight inning." (The great Paul Dickson, author of The Dickson Baseball Dictionary, commented--  "A remarkable find to be sure. Great work").

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