Clipping:An injured player entitled to a substitute runner; courtesy runner

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Date Saturday, June 10, 1876
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The rule governing the employment of substitutes in base-running is one which has always admitted of a substitute taking the place of an injured player or one who is taken ill. Of course it must be shown that there is real sickness or an actual injury; but when that is done the opposing captain cannot, under the rule, prevent a substitute from being employed to run the bases for the disabled player, no more than he can the substitution in the nine, at any period of the game, of another player for one of the nine who had been injured or taken sick. All he has the option to do in the case of a substitute in running bases is to say which of the nine that substitute shall be.

Source New York Clipper
Submitted by Richard Hershberger
Origin Initial Hershberger Clippings

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