Clipping:A tie to the runner or the ball?

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Date Saturday, May 14, 1870

[Stars vs. Mutuals 5/7/1870] E. Mills was next, and sending a hot ball to Beavens, which he failed to pick up quickly, Mills reached first base as soon as the ball; but Ferguson [the umpire] thought the ball should be favored with the doubt, and therefore he decided Mills out, which was at least an error of judgment, for the rules expressly require that the ball must be held by the baseman before the striker reaches the base, or otherwise the striker cannot be legally be given out.

Source New York Clipper
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Submitted by Richard Hershberger
Origin Initial Hershberger Clippings


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