Clipping:Keep inside the pitcher's box

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Date Friday, November 21, 1884
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[reporting on the NL meeting] The most important change made in the rules was that governing the pitcher's position. The new rule defining the delivery of a fair ball is: “A fair ball is a ball delivered by the pitcher while standing wholly within the lines of his position and with both feet touching the ground while making any one of the series of motions he is accustomed to make in delivering the ball to the bat.” This will do away with all of the forward steps usually made by swift pitchers, by which they step in front of the line of their position. It will not affect the strategic pitchers at all, but it is a serious detriment to the swift overhand throwers, like Whitney and others.

Source Cincinnati Enquirer
Submitted by Richard Hershberger
Origin Initial Hershberger Clippings

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