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Date Sunday, July 24, 1870

[Harvard vs. Cincinnati 7/18/1870] George Wright stepped to the bat... He would have no one run for him this time, and he stood at the home plate alone. New York Sunday Mercury July 24, 1870

An amusing and singular occurrence marked the closing innings of the Mutual and Haymaker match, something, in fact we have never before seen in all our experience. McMullen, who generally has a substitute to run for him, but on this occasion meant to run on his own account, was at the bat; Foran and McGeary were on bases, and when McMullen hit to centre field, the ball was returned to one of the inf-field players to try and prevent either of those on bases from getting home, but in the excitement consequent upon this act it was not observed that McMullen had not run to his base until one of the Haymakers seeing “Mac” standing at ease, called out to him to run to his base. This aroused the Mutes in a moment, but before they could get the ball to E. Mills, McMullen reached his base, amid shouts of laughter. New York Sunday Mercury August 28, 1870

Source New York Sunday Mercury
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Submitted by Richard Hershberger
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