Clipping:Overrunning second and third bases voted down

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Date Wednesday, November 28, 1888

[reporting on the joint rules committee meeting 11/19/1888] The committee refused to adopt the needed amendment to the base-running rules, extending the privilege of over-running first base to all the bases, on the same grounds that were urged against repealing the old foul-bound-catch rule, viz, that it would do away with the attractive feature of sliding to bases—a very mistaken idea. So base-runners will still be obliged to run the risk of serious injuries in sliding to bases after reaching first safely as hitherto.

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Submitted by Richard Hershberger
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