The full nine yards (1907)

Bonnie Taylor-Blake b.taylorblake at GMAIL.COM
Fri Sep 6 19:38:39 UTC 2013

Again via -- Bonnie

This afternoon at 2:30 will be called one of the baseball games that
will be worth going a long way to see.  The regular nine is going to
play the business men as many innings as they can, but we can not
promise the full nine yards.  [From "Baseball," The Mitchell
Commercial (Lawrence County, Indiana), 2 May 1907, p. 2]

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