Clipping:Whitney's delivery 2

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Date Friday, May 27, 1881

[Whitney's] style is original if not as phenomenal as claimed. He stands erect for a moment, glances around the field, and then appears to be taken with an acute cramp. There is a bending down of the body, a humping up of the back, a shutting up of one leg, a dozen arms seem to be gyrating about the doubled-up mass of humanity, and from some point unseen the ball emerges with great swiftness, passes over the plate, you hear the umpire call: “One strike,” and then you observe that Whitney is standing up again. It is a wonderful contortion act, and frightens the batters so much that they generally strike out the first two or three innings.

Source Detroit Free Press
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Submitted by Richard Hershberger
Origin Initial Hershberger Clippings


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