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Base Stealing Frequency Before the Civil War
|City/State/Country:||Rochester, NY, United States|
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"No, Ned Cuthbert didn't pioneer the stolen base in 1865. . ."
(19CBB Posting by Bob Tholkes, 2/6/2017.)
The game was played between the Live Oak and Lone Star club, the Lone Star scoring 30 runs and the Live Oaks 14 runs.
New York Sunday Mercury, July 8, 1860
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(A) The Protoball PrePro data base in shows that 44 runs were scored in 8.5 innings in this July 4 game. That's nearly three runs per half-inning.
So there were lots of baserunners that day.
But there were reportedly only about 2 catcher throws to bases in each half-inning. If bases were stolen routinely in this gloveless era, wouldn't more throws be expected?
(B) Were catcher throws to the bases not similarly recorded in downstate games?Edit with form to add a query
|Submitted by||Bob Tholkes|
|Submission Note||19CBB Posting, 2/6/2017|
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