Thursday, March 20, 2008

Worthy Of Note

The peculiar manner in which some of the crack pitchers deliver the ball is worthy of note. Every twirler possesses a style of pitching which belongs to himself only.

(Bob) Caruthers first advances his right leg, fumbles the ball on his hip a second and then with a sour look throws to the batter. He pitches without effort and seemingly does not care whether the batter hits the ball or not. His delivery looks like it would be easy to bat, but the reverse is the case.
-The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, November 25, 1888

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