Clipping:The pitcher misses an opportunity to revive a dead ball for a double play

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Date Thursday, August 30, 1866

[Athletic vs. Irvington 8/28/1866] McBride missed an opportunity of making a fine double play in the seventh innings. Lewis had struck three times, but Dockney missed the catch, and the striker made his base. Bailey, the next striker, struck a foul ball pretty high, and just back of first base, which Fisler captured in good style, when McBride, instead of covering first base to head off Lewis (who had started for second) on the return, ran to Fisler to get the ball leaving the first vacant and allowing Lewis to reach it in safety. The point was one which was very easy, and yet required to be done so quickly that had McBride kept his wits about him and made it would have been eminently noteworthy.

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


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