Clipping:Fielders gloves 2

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Date Saturday, May 12, 1888

Captain Irwin of the Philadelphia team is the inventor of a seamless glove which scores of ball players are now wearing, and with great success. Wood, Dalrymple, Mulvey and others are late converts to the glove idea, and they drop few fly balls now. Mulvey doesn’t miss one foul fly out of two dozen. Billy Sunday was wearing Irwin’s glove when he caught that fly Saturday. It robbed Irwin of a hit and Sunday said: “That was rather discourteous, wasn’t it–using your glove to take that hit?, quoting the Pittsburgh Chronicle

Source Cleveland Plain Dealer
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Submitted by Richard Hershberger
Origin Initial Hershberger Clippings


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