Clipping:Why some 'social' games are objectionable, but not all

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Date Sunday, May 1, 1870

The social games of last season were made objectionable by the fact that the rules were violated in playing men in the nines who had no right to play. The same was the case in regard to the majority of the exhibitions. All that is required in playing these practice-games is that the public shall be fully informed beforehand that they are practice-games and not regular match-games. It should be understood that the new rules only admit of one series of match-games being played between clubs in one season, all others played will be considered merely as practice matches, and of no account as games for average statistics; and, moreover, no bets on such games hold good unless made with the express understanding that they are practice-games.

Source New York Sunday Mercury
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Submitted by Richard Hershberger
Origin Initial Hershberger Clippings


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