Clipping:Delaying for a rainout; a home run on a dropped third strike

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Date Wednesday, June 30, 1880
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[Worcester vs. Chicago 6/29/1880] [The bottom of the fifth inning, with rain apparently imminent] ...the Worcesters undertook to delay the game in the hope that thereby the last half of the inning would be interrupted, and “No game” be called. The Chicagos were equally anxious to get out and end the inning. Goldsmith struck at three balls four feet above his head, and made the entire circuit of the bases without an effort to put him out. At this the spectators grew indignant, and Mr. Bancroft, the manager, and Mr. Brown, the Worcester Treasurer, both exerted themselves to the utmost to have the ridiculous exhibition stopped, and ordered Bushong and Richmond to go on and play ball under pain of a fine of $25 apiece if they persisted in trifling.

Source Chicago Tribune
Submitted by Richard Hershberger
Origin Initial Hershberger Clippings

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