First Reference to Change-of-Pace Pitching

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Date Sunday, July 3, 1859
Location NYC, NY, United States

"[Eckford vs. Putnam 7/1/1859] Mr. Pidgeon (their pitcher) at first annoyed the strikers on the opposite side somewhat, by his style of pitching–first very slow, then a very swift ball; but the Putnam players soon got posted, and were on the look-out for the 'gay deceivers.'"


New York Sunday Mercury July 3, 1859

Submitted by Richard Hershberger
Submission Note 2/4/2014


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