Clipping:Too honest a pitcher to be successful

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Date Sunday, September 13, 1868
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[Athletic vs. Atlantic 9/7/1868] The general impression seems to be that [the Atlantics] have made a mistake in leaving Pratt out of their nine, as Zettlein is . There is no question but that there is something in this, and for an illustration we have taken the pains to look up the scores of the games between the Athletics and Atlantics, in which these two pitchers took part. The result is that in the first four games in which Pratt pitched, the scores were as follows: Atlantic–21, 27, 27, 12–87; Athletic–15, 24, 17, 31–87. In the four last games Zettlein pitched, the total are as appended: Atlantic–28, 8, 9, 13–58; Athletic–16, 28, 18, 37–99. From this it will be seen that the advantage is largely in Pratt’s favor.

Source New York Sunday News
Submitted by Richard Hershberger
Origin Initial Hershberger Clippings

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