[Ads-l] home plate (1866)

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Fri Feb 5 14:19:53 EST 2021


"home plate" (OED3 1869)

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https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030313/1866-10-23/ed-1/seq-10/
New York Herald, Oct. 23, 1866, p. 10, col. 4
Wilkins took the bat, but through a series of passed balls and overthrows
Reach was enabled to make the home plate.
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https://www.newspapers.com/clip/69433157/home-plate/
Philadelphia Inquirer, Aug. 29, 1867, p. 8, col. 4
Hunt captured at home plate by McBride.
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https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030313/1867-09-26/ed-1/seq-4/
New York Herald, Sept. 26, 1867, p. 4, col. 5
Wood...could not see the exact spot on which the "home plate" lay.
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(The last one is cited by Paul Dickson in The Dickson Baseball Dictionary,
3rd ed.)

--bgz

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