First Printing of Knickerbocker Rules

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Awaiting Review
Date 1848
Location NYC, NY, United States

The earliest known printing of the September 1845 rules. By-laws and Rules of the Knickerbocker Base Ball Club [New York, W. H. B. Smith Book and Fancy Job Printer], Its rule 15 deletes the phrase "it being understood, however, that in no instance is a ball to be thrown at him [the baserunner]." David Block also feels that a new rule appeared in the 1848 list that a runner cannot score a run on a force out for the third out. (David Block posting to 19CBB, 1/5/2006).


David Block, Baseball Before We Knew It, page 223. David Block posting to 19CBB, 6/16/2005. 


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