Clipping:Sliding gloves

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Date Saturday, July 31, 1886
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...Arthur Irwin [captain of the Phillies] carr[ied] down a huge pair of buckskin gloves to Andrews or to Fogarty, which ever of the two might happen to be stationed at first base, and then to him yell “slide!”... St. Louis Post-Dispatch July 31, 1886

The Philadelphias have entirely given up the headforemost slide and the use of the . That mode of making a base is entirely too dangerous, and it is now only used in desperate extremities. Chicago Tribune August 20, 1886, quoting the Boston Herald

Source St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Submitted by Richard Hershberger
Origin Initial Hershberger Clippings

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