Clipping:Attempting to hit a fair-foul

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Date Saturday, September 26, 1874
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[Athletic vs. Mutual 915/1874] McMullen, after trying to “hit to leg”–that is, hit a ball “fair,” and yet so it would rebound short to the foul-ball field–sent a sharp bounder to Matthews [pitcher], and, of course, was thrown out at first base. New York Clipper September 26, 1874

umpire watching closely for fair-fouls

[Athletic vs. Mutual 915/1874] McLean [umpire] watched the fair-fouls so ably in this game that none of these hits were made which did not fairly give the strikers their base. New York Clipper September 26, 1874

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

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