First Note of Catcher Playing Close to Batter

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Date Saturday, December 26, 1857
Location NYC, NY, United States
Modern Address 3966 Reservoir Blvd

"The catcher is expected to catch or stop all balls pitched or thrown home; he will, when a player is running from the first to second base, stand as near the batsman as possible, and take the ball before it bounds..."

Unencumbered by protective equipment, catchers could shift their position to suit the base-running situation.


Porter's Spirit of the Times, December 26, 1857

Submitted by Bob Tholkes
Submission Note 4/5/2015


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