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Date Wednesday, July 15, 1885

[Philadelphia vs. New York baseball reporters at the Polo Grounds 7/9/1885] The fielding was about even, but the Philadelphians were vastly superior at the bat, pounding the old-time straight pitching of A.B. Ranking, of the New York Herald, with ease. The New Yorkers could do nothing with the really skilful curving of Rooney, of the Record, who struck out ten men and in the second inning disposed of the entire side in order on strikes. He received excellent support from Jones of the Associated Press, in fact the two formed quite a good battery. Lester, of the Record, guarded first without an error. Fitzgerald, of the Item, and Norris, of the Record, also did good work at second base and short field respectively. Dando, of The Sporting Life, did credit to himself and the paper he represented by doing the best fielding for his side and carrying off the batting honors by a large majority. He got in a home run, a triple and a double. With the two first named hits four runs were brought in besides his own, he thus, directly and indirectly, adding seven runs to the score. Fogel, of the Press, Nash, of the News, and Diddlebock, of the Times, had no opportunity to display their ability as outfielders, as not a single chance was offered them. Fogel made a three-base hit, which could have been turned into a home run had he taken chances on it. For the New Yorkers W. Ranking, of the Sporting World, Mr. Plummer and Mr. Farrelly did the best work in the infield, the first-named making a magnificent one-handed stop and throw of a hot liner from Lester's bat in regular professional style. Kennedy, of the Times, and Donahue, of the World, also made good catches in the outfield. Kennedy was the slugger of his side. A heavy rain brought the game to a conclusion in the seventh inning.

Source Sporting Life
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Submitted by Richard Hershberger
Origin Initial Hershberger Clippings


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