Chadwick's Base Ball Manual

Chadwick's Base Ball Manual

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ... earnest and legitimate--contests of each season. The professional clubs will always have the material at command, no doubt, to make the best displays and to play the strongest games, but, unfortunately, the evil influences which seem to be necessarily connected with some professional nines render it doubtful whether this class of players will at all times exert themselves to their utmost to win, and hence much of the interest which would otherwise be attached to their contests will be lost. This cannot occur in the cases of contests between rival college nines; esprit du corps, and the earnest desire to carry off the palm of superiority, must necessarily lead to the most strenuous efforts for success on every occasion of a match. We look forward to the day when the annual base ball matches between the leading nines of the American colleges will become as interesting and exciting as are the inter-collegiate contests at cricket in England. At present Harvard could send over a base ball nine which could outplay any nine at that game which Oxford or Cambridge could present from her cricketers; but how long will this be the case? The finest college match of 1873 was the game played at Boston in May of that year, the score of which we give below: --Umpiring in Base Ball. There is only one judge or umpire in the game of base ball, and he is the sole judge of fair and unfair play. It is almost unnecessary to remark that the first duty of an umpire is to enforce the rules of the game with the strictest impartiality. An all-important requisite, too, is familiarity with every point of the game. Experience has shown the fallacy of the opinion that because a man happens to be an excellent player, he must necessarily make a good umpire. We have seen too many..show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236650247
  • 9781236650245