Clipping:The hidden ball trick 2

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Date Friday, May 26, 1876

[Chicago vs. Hartford 5/25/1876] On Spalding's hit to Burdock, McVey was put out at second by Carey, and with one man out and two on bases, things looked badly. But Carey held the ball, walked slowly down to third base, apparently to speak to Ferguson but in reality to give him the ball, which he did, unobserved by the Chicagos. He then walked back to his position and Bond took his place between the pitcher's points. As soon as he did this Anson stepped from the base, and Ferguson very coolly touched him with the ball, putting him out. The play was the greatest surprise, probably, to Anson, who for an instant did not comprehend the play, but when Ferguson showed him the ball, as the boys say, “he tumbled.” The play received round after round of applause and probably earned the game.

Source Hartford Daily Courant
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Submitted by Richard Hershberger
Origin Initial Hershberger Clippings


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