Antedating of "side arm" (baseball) 1898

Sam Clements SClements at NEO.RR.COM
Sun Feb 22 04:57:25 UTC 2004

OED and M-W both have 1908.

Using Newspaperarchive, 

28 Feb. 1898  _Ft. Wayne(IN) News  page?/4

<<He had a great side-arm ball that was very effective.  He also had a good curve and a very puzzling drop.>>

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