Clipping:Crowd control and chalk lines

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Date Sunday, June 9, 1861
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We regret to say that the members of the Enterprise Club were not very active in keeping the crowd of spectators back from the scorer’s table or from the bases, as should always be the case. It was almost impossible for the scorers to see either the third base or the catcher’s position, owing to neglect in this particular. But it was the first game of the season and the members of the club were doubtless themselves too much interested in the game to think of the duties which necessarily devolve upon a challenging club. We might also add that the chalk lines between the home and first and third bases, provided for in the rules, were non est on this occasion. [Note: the game was played on neutral ground, of the Atlantic Club.]

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

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