FW: "the right stuff", 1856, in a baseball context

Cohen, Gerald Leonard gcohen at MST.EDU
Wed Mar 5 03:33:21 UTC 2008

Below is a forwarded item of possible ads-l interest from one of the SABR (Society for American Baseball Research) listserves.

Gerald Cohen


From: 19cBB at yahoogroups.com on behalf of Craig B. Waff
Sent: Tue 3/4/2008 7:43 PM
To: 19cBB at yahoogroups.com
Subject: [19cBB] What NASA Jargon Owes to Early Base Ball Writing

In the 4 October 1856 issue of Porter's Spirit of the
Times (vol. 1, no. 5, p. 86, col. 1), a reporter,
commenting on the play of the Columbia Jr. (East
Brooklyn) and Newark Jr. (Newark) clubs, noted that
"These clubs are made up of youngsters of the right
stuff, and are in a progressive way."

Craig B. Waff
(a former NASA employee and contractor)

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