Clipping:Shortstop backing up on throws from the outfield

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Date Wednesday, October 16, 1872
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[Boston vs. Mutual 10/15/1872] Pearce...filled his position [shortstop] most admirably. Whenever the ball was being thrown in from the out field he showed remarkable dexterity in backing up the bases, and not once during the game could a ball be batted through him.

Source New York Herald
Submitted by Richard Hershberger
Origin Initial Hershberger Clippings

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