First Use of Two Catchers on One Team?

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Date Saturday, August 30, 1856
Location Hoboken, NJ, United States

On August 30, 1856 the Knickerbocker and Empire clubs played to a 21-21 tie
in eight innings in a match at the Elysian Fields. While the Knicks
positioned themselves as a conventional nine--three "fielders," one
"behind," three basemen, a shortstop (the inventor Adams himself), and a
pitcher, their opponents elected to use no shortstop and TWO men playing


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Submitted by John Thorn


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