Clipping:Counterfeit muffin matches

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Date Sunday, August 5, 1866
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We protest against the infliction of these counterfeit affairs on the fraternity as muffin-matches. Either give us the genuine thing, or call these amateur or third-nine games by their right name. No one should take part in a muffin-match save those who by excessive weight, lack of experience, or by some physical incompetency are unfitted for ball-players. This smuggling in of second-class players under the name of muffins, simply because they have ceased to equal the high demands of the game in these days of improved play, is not the right thing to do. A genuine muffin-match is as enjoyable an affair as we know of, but these hybrid affairs are quite the reverse.

Source New York Sunday Mercury
Submitted by Richard Hershberger
Origin Initial Hershberger Clippings

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