[Ads-l] pitchers=?utf-8?Q?=E2=80=99_?=duel (UNCLASSIFIED)

Mullins, Bill CIV (US) william.d.mullins18.civ at MAIL.MIL
Thu Jul 14 10:48:48 EDT 2016


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Related, and slightly earlier.

New Orleans _Times-Democrat_ 5 Oct 1882 p 3 col 2 [newspapers.com]
"Look out for a pitcher's battle on Sunday.  The club that wins will be the one that bunches the hits."

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> The OED has this on the baseball term "pitchers' duel".
> pitchers' duel  n. (also *pitcher's duel*, *pitchers duel*) *Baseball* a low-scoring game or part of a game in which the outcome is regarded
> as dependent upon the pitchers' performance.
> 1893    *Washington Post* 8 July 6/2   The two best left-handers in the
> National League had a pitchers' duel in the game today.
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> Richard Hershberger, a baseball historian, has posted the following to a site devoted to 19th century baseball:
> 
> The game at Sportsman’s Park yesterday... proved to be a pitchers’ duel, and a very interesting one, not a hit being made by the
> Minneapolis giants off Davis, while St. Louis made but two during the game...
> St. Louis Post-Dispatch April 16, 1884
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> GAT
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> George A. Thompson
> The Guy Who Still Looks Stuff Up in Books.
> Author of A Documentary History of "The African Theatre", Northwestern Univ. Pr., 1998..
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