Clipping:The Philadelphia collapse is due to the loss of their pitcher

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Date Sunday, October 5, 1873
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A thousand definitions and explanations have been given lately for the non-success of the Philadelphia nine–a nine which, with the championship long ago assured to them, have utterly broken down and have sustained such a disastrous run of defeats that the longed-for pennant is now well nigh in the hands of a rival club. The definition is simply this: The literal loss of their pitcher–for he is as good as lost to the club as long as his present ill health lasts.

Source Philadelphia Sunday Dispatch
Submitted by Richard Hershberger
Origin Initial Hershberger Clippings

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