Clipping:Fulsome praise of Cummings

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Date Friday, March 17, 1876
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Cummings, the pitcher of the Hartford team for 1876, has a reputation as the most strategic pitcher in the profession, which no one–not even Spalding–will dispute. Ever since he began to pitch in the amateur Stars of New York, he has been considered a wonder, having the most perfect command of the ball, and being able to curve it either to or from the batsman, or to make it describe a double curve, the latter difficult feat never having been accomplished by any other professional. He is always cool and collected, and in the most exciting contests has a smile on his countenance, which is evidence of the fact that nothing disturbs him, no matter how nervous the other seventeen players may be. His weakness at the bat is more than made up for by his efficient pitching., quoting the Hartford Post

Source Philadelphia All-Day City Item
Submitted by Richard Hershberger
Origin Initial Hershberger Clippings

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