Clipping:Whitney's delivery 2

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Date Friday, May 27, 1881
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[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
Submitted by Richard Hershberger
Origin Initial Hershberger Clippings

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