Clipping:A sidearm pitching delivery
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|Date||Sunday, July 22, 1866|
Considerable criticism has been passed upon the pitching of Eakin [of the Hamilton Club of Philadelphia]–it being asserted that he does not deliver a fair ball. The rule of the National Convention prescribes:–“The ball must be pitched, not thrown or jerked.” From our interpretation of the rule, we think he delivers a fair ball. McBride’s pitching is underhand bowling; Lex’s, semi-round and underhand, and that of Eakin round arm bowling. Apart from this delivery, he has a serious fault; that is, lifting his foot off the ground as he pitches. This is a clear violation of the rule, and is a “baulk.” If he can keep his foot stationary, his pitching is admissible.
|Source||Philadelphia Sunday Mercury|
|Submitted by||Richard Hershberger|
|Origin||Initial Hershberger Clippings|