19th Century Baseball
Newspaper Stories

Contributed by Robert H. Schaefer, Member of SABR

Boston Journal, Sept. 11, 1871. Boston beats Philadelphia A's 17-14. There were nearly 5,000 people at the Boston Grounds. 1st inning: Reach next at the bat hit a sharp foul tip which struck catcher Cal McVey in the face just over the left eye, making an ugly gash, causing a suspension of the game for some ten minutes. McVey then pluckily returned to his place amid the cheering of the crowd, and Harry Wright went in to pitch, making it more easy for him. (Note: Wright pitched considerably slower than Spalding. ... Bob Schaefer).


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