Clipping:Assist on a strike-out

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Date Wednesday, April 13, 1887
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[from the AA scorers' instructions] An assist must be given to pitchers in the assist column when the batsman misses the ball on fourth strike, and must also be entered under the head of “struck out” in the summary. I have added “struck out” in the summary to agree with the requirements sections 6 of rule 65. The Sporting Life April 13, 1887

[from Chadwick's column] Under the new rules the absurdity of crediting a pitcher with a fielding assistance by placing assistance on strikes in the regular assistance column of the score, has been done away with, and now he is only credited with an assistance on strikes in the assistance column when he is entitled to it, and that is when his assistance is the same as in the case of a run-out, or, when the runner, after four strikes have been called, is thrown out at first base. Official scorers should bear this in mind, and not record assistance on strike in the assistance column except when the runner to first base is thrown out on strikes. The Sporting Life May 11, 1887

Source Sporting Life
Submitted by Richard Hershberger
Origin Initial Hershberger Clippings

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