"pan" = '(baseball) plate", 1888 (antedates OED3)

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sun Sep 9 14:34:47 UTC 2012

"Game was called at 2:30, with the Portlands at the bat. ... Then
Bentle came to the pan."

Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) Monday, July 02, 1888; pg. 3; col.
1.  Article title "One More for Portland".  [19th Century U.S. Newspapers.]

pan, n.1, sense 11, antedates OED3 March 2005, 1891--.

(Serendipitous, not an organized search.)


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