Clipping:The captain should not be the first baseman

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Date Sunday, August 21, 1870

They [the Forest City of Cleveland] have made a serious error in electing Carlton as their captain, not because he does not possess the necessary knowledge of the game and its most difficult points, but that the position he fills in the field, first baseman, is one in which his attention is to fully occupied that he cannot act with that coolness which the duties of a captain require.

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


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