Backing Up Begins at Short

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Date Saturday, December 26, 1857
Location NYC, NY, United States

"The short stop duties are to stop all balls from the bat that come within his reach, and throw them to whatever base the batsman may be striving to make (probably the first), to assist the pitcher, and, should occasion require, to cover in behind the third base when the catcher throws to it; also the second and third, when the ball comes in from the field." 


Porter's Spirit of the Times, December 26, 1857. First reference to backing up bases. 

Submitted by Bob Tholkes
Submission Note 4/6/2015


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