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1902 

CONSTITUTION 



AND 



Playing Rules 



OV THE 



NATIONAL LEAGUE 



AND 



AMERICAN ASSOCIATION 



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'R0FESS10NAL BASE BALL CLUBS 



OFFICIAL IMPLICATION 



Published by 

A G SPALDING & BROS. 

NM v YORK, CBMAflO 






CONSTITUTION 

OF THE 

National League and American Association 

OF 

Professional Base Ball Clubs 
1902 

NAME. 

Section i. (i) This Association shall be called the 
National League and American Association of Profes- 
sional Base Ball Clubs, 

objects. 

Sec. 2. The objects of this League are: 

(i) To perpetuate base ball as the National game of the 
United States, and to surround it with such safeguards as 
to warrant absolute public confidence in its integrity and 
methods, 

(2) To protect and promote the mutual interests of pro- 
fessional base ball clubs and professional base ball players, 
and 

(3) To establish and regulate the professional base ball 
championship of the United States. 

membership. 

; : ec. 3. This League shall consist of twelve clubs (the 
membership of which shall not be increased or diminished 
for a period of ten years) located in the following named 
cities, to wit : Boston, New York, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, 
Baltimore, Washington, Pittsburg, Cincinnati, St. Louis, 
Louisville,' Cleveland and Chicago; or such other clubs as 
may, from time to time, be elected to membership, as may 
be hereinafter provided for ; but in no event shall there be 
more than one club in any city. 

withdrawal from membership. 

Sec. 4. Any club member of this League finding itself 
inable to meet the obligations it has assumed, shall have 
iht righ» to ask the League for permission to dispose of its 



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rights and franchises, as a member of the League, to some 
other city or organization. In the event of this League 
giving its consent to the acceptance of such city or organi- 
zation to membership, providing said club shall assume, to- 
gether with the rights and franchises of said retiring club, 
all the liabilities, responsibilities and obligations entered 
into by said retiring club, as a member of this League, 
Provided, also, and it must be so understood by the retir- 
ing and the new member, that the retiring club shall not 
be relieved or released from any contracts, responsibilities 
or obligations, entered into by it to this League, until all 
of said contracts, responsibilities and obligations have been 
fully paid and determined by the club accepting its mem- 
bership, rights, franchises, etc. 

ADMISSION TO MEMBERSHIP. 

Sec. 5. No club shall be admitted to membership unless 
it shall first have delivered to the Secretary of the League 
a written application signed by its President and Secretary, 
and accompanied by documents showing that such club 
hears the name of the city in which it is located, and that 
it is regularly organized and officered, and, where the State 
law permits it, chartered. Such application shall at once 
be transmitted by the Secretary to the Board of Directors, 
who shall immediately investigate and report upon said ap- 
plication, said report to be communicated to the League 
through the Secretary. 

Sec. 6. The voting upon an application for membership 
shall be by ballot, a three-fourths vote being requisite for 
election. 

IN REGARD TO VACANCIES. 

Sec. 7, In case a vacancy occurs in the membership of 
this organization during the championship season, the Presi- 
dent shall nominate to all the clubs all applicants for mem 
bership; and the vote thereon may be taken by telegraph 
or mail, as occasion may require, and a majority of all the 
clubs will be required to admit any applicant to member- 
ship. Such membership, however, shall continue only until 
the next annual meeting, but such club shall be subject to 
all the rules and requirements of this organization. 

TERMINATION OF MEMBERSHIP. 

Sec. 8. The membership of any club may be terminated— 
( i ) By resignation duly accepted by a three-fourths vote 
of all clubs in meeting duly convened, as provided in Sec- 
tion 4. 



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(2) By failure to present its nine at the time and place 
agreed upon to play any championship game, unless caused 
by unavoidable accident in traveling, 

(3) By allowing open betting or pool selling upon its 
grounds or in any building owned or occupied by it. 

(4) lSy playing any game of ball with a club that is dis- 
qualified or ineligible under this Constitution. 

(5) By offering, agreeing, conspiring or attempting to 
lose any game of ball ; or failing to immediately expel any 
player who shall be proven guilty of offering, agreeing, 
conspiring or attempting to lose any game of ball, or of 
being interested in any pool or wager thereon. 

(6) By disbandment of its organization or club team 
during the championship season. 

(7) By failing or refusing to fulfill Us contractual obliga- 
tions. t . , , , , 

(8) By failing or refusing to comply with any lawful re- 
quirement of the Board of Directors. 

(9) By wilfully violating any provision oi this Constitu- 
tion, or the legislation or playing rules made m pursuance 
thereof, or any violation of the provisions ot the National 
Agreement. 

THE EXPUtSION OF CLUBS. 

Sec 9 To carry Into effect the provisions of Section 8 of 
this Constitution, the facts in any ease covered by such sec- 
tion must be reported to the Secretary of the League, who 
shall at once notify, bv mail or telegraph, the party charged 
with the specified default or offense and inquire whether 
any dispute exists as to the facts alleged. In cast the Fa 

disputed the Board shall, after due v 
under such regulations as tliey may prescribe;, and their 
finding shall be final and conclusive on all parties excepl in 

expulsion, when such finding shall be forward* 
each club which shall transmit to the Secretary written 
ballots "For Expulsion" or "Againsl Expulsion ; and li 
all clubs voic "For Expulsion" the Secretary shall notify 
all clubs of the forfeiture of membership of the party 
charged. 

DUES AND ASSESSMENTS. 

Sec 10 (1) Each club shall pay to the S on or 

before the first day of April of each year, the sum of $100 
as annual dues: and such other sums as from time to 1 
may be assessed for the payment of salaries oi ofn< 
umpires and for such other expense be incurred 

by orde** of this League or the I Directors. A 



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„, fines and 1^^ * ti'fl^iSS 

of Directors upon a c I > «v "1 • , g0 k . vic(J an(1 im . 

manager, scorer, or °* e f n ^£Sance with, the provisions 

posed by virtue of, and n «coroa ^ ^ 

of this Constitution and the playing ^ rib( . d in 

(a) Upon conviction of any ( 01 t d of Directors 

Section 8. as causes for expulsion ^ fa Heu q{ 

may in the first ["""J&'JFS fa their judgment com- 
expulsion, «^* e h f$ * ^whicb fine may include a pen- 
mensurate with the injury, w« , as an eauiva i ent 

alty payable to any other CluD or ^ q{ ^ Congtitu _ 

ll,l ' rCOf - OFFICERS. 

.1 „,....i iii" the League shall elect a 
,,. A t its annual ;m etmg ■ £ rf Direct 

President and a SecreUry-Treasure^anU ^ Qoa 

The President sl«V Voort to tf« Board of Directors any 
Directors: He shall report to tne onstitution that nl v 
"Olation of the provision s of ■ ^ ^^ 

come to Ins Icnowledg e -^the championship season. He 
«,/ Ma f/03J«»a '■"'.'•* ''"' S„/ s of the League, and at the 
shall preside at a 1 the " c ngstf ur "^^ com 

annual meeting of Jejgfrfril otherwise direct, 
mittee, unless said meeting t beconle vacant by death, 
Should the office of Prtsic u t shal ^ 

resignation, or removal the Boat a oi u 
thirty days thereafter, elect a President. 

THE SECRETARY'S DUTIES. 

„. c~ »„-„ clnll he the Treasurer of the 
Sec. 12 The Secretary ^ e ^| ian of alI funds ot 
League, and as such si a lie tne assessments , nlake 

the League; receive all *ies^tees BQard 

such payments, as shall »««™£w2W a report of his ac- 
^S^K^v^h^, with approved sure- 

^^fflSSlKWl-" the custody and care of 

SfcC * P\ i ««/? rtatuM-q of the League ; shall keep a 

^SdTall^etingfof ?he League^ the Boa?d; 

correspondence ^JrilaUOP^ P and ^ fae en _ 

^[ed to S books stationery, blanks and materials as the 
actual duties of his office may requ.re. 






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Sec. 14. The Secretary shall keep a record of all infrac- 
tions of the rules and regulations of the League that may 
come under his notice, and shall make a report on the same 
to the Board at its next meeting. 

Sec. 15. The Secretary shall receive such salary as the 
Board, by vote, shall determine, and shall be reimbursed 
for all traveling expenses actually incurred by him in the 
service of the League ; and the Board may exact from him 
such guarantees for the faithful performance of his duties 
as they would deem for the interest and safety of the 
League. At the expiration of his term of office he shall ac- 
count for, and deliver up to the Board, all the property and 
papers which may have come into his hands by virtue of 
his office. , ,, . , , 

Sec 16 The Board of Directors shall consist of the 
President and four other members, to be chosen at the an- 
nual meeting by ballot, two of whom shall represent the 
Eastern clubs and three the Western clubs 

Sec. 17. In case of vacancy in the Board by reason of the 
death, resignation, absence, or disqualification of any Di- 
rector the club of which he was a member, at the time he 
was chosen, shall designate his successor, and at once 
notify the Secretary. But if such vacancy is caused by the 
withdrawal disbanding, or disqualification of a club repre- 
sented on the Board, the Board may fill the vacancy by 
election in the same manner as provided for the election of 
Directors in Section 12. 

QUALIFICATIONS OF DIRECTORS. 

Sec 18 No person shall be qualified to act as Director 
who is not an actual member of the club he represents; nor 
shall any club, under any circumstances be represented by 
more than one person on the Board of Directors, nor shall 
any Director sit in the trial of a cause in which his club is 

interested. .. . r 

Sec. 19. The Board shall meet annually on the morning ot 
the second Tuesday in December, at 12 o'clock noon, at the 
place where the annual meeting of the League is to be held, 
but may hold special meetings whenever urgent necessity 
may require. « ., , . .. 

Sec 20 The Board shall nrcpare a detailed report of all 
their doings and present the same in writing to the League 
at its annual meeting; which report shall, if accepted, be 
filed with the Secretary; together with all official papers, 
documents and property, which may have come into their 
possession by virtue of their office. 



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Sec. 21. The Board shall have a general supervision and 
management of all the affairs and business of the League, 
including the award of the championship and such other 
duties expressedly or impliedly conferred upon them by 
this Constitution, or by legislation made in pursuance 
thereof. It shall be the sole and exclusive tribunal for the 
trial of managers or players for any violation of this Con- 
stitution or of the playing rules or other rules of discipline, 
unless the League, by a three-fourths vote ot its club num. 
bership, shall otherwise direct, it shall be the sole and 
elusive tribunal to hear and determine disputes between 
clubs; complaints by a club against the manager or player 
of another club, or by a manager or player against his own 
club, or an appeal by a player against hue, suspension 01 
expulsion by his own club, and generally for the adjudica- 
tion of all Issues of law or fact arising out of this Con- 
stitution; the Playing Rules and other legislation made in 
pursuance thereof. 

Sec. 22. The Board shall adopt such regulations, and 
such rules of procedure for the hearing and determination 
of all disputes and complaints brought before them. 
Where such dispute is in relation to a game alleged to have 
been played in violation of this Constitution or of the Play- 
ing Rules, the complaint and accompanying proofs must be 
filed within live days after the dale of said game with the 
President of the Board, who shall send a copy of the same 
to the Other clubs, with orders to file its answer within five 
days 1 hereafter. The President of the Board shall in the 
first instance decide the dispute on its merits and forthwith 
communicate his decision to both clubs, either of which may 
within five days appeal from said decision to the full Board. 
Said decision, together with all other documents and proofs, 
shall thereupon be transmitted for a mail vote to the differ- 
ent members of the Board. The finding of the Hoard shall 
be final, and under no circumstances shall be reconsidered, 
reopened or inquired into, either by the League or any sub- 
sequent Board. 

Sec. 23. The Board shall at once consider any complaint 
preferred by a club against a manager or player of another 
club (prior to the expiration of the championship season) 
for conduct in violation of any provision of this Constitu- 
tion, or prejudicial to the good repute of the game of base 
ball; and shall have power to require the club, to which 
h player or manager may belong, to discipline him, and 
upon repetition of such offense to expel him. • Provided 



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that such complaint be preferred in writing, giving such 
particulars as may enable the Board to ascertain all the 
tacts, and such particulars shall be transmitted to the 
Secretary, by whom it shall at once be referred to the 
Board, 

Sec. 24. In case a player, under contract with a League 
club, shall, during a current season, prefer a complaint in 
writing to the Secretary of the League against such a club, 
alleging that such club is in arrears to him for salary for 
more than fifteen days after such salary became due on ac- 
count of such contract the Secretary shall at once transmit 
to the said club a copy of such complaint, and require an 
answer thereto. On receipt of such answer, or if five days 
shall have elapsed without the receipt of an answer, the 
Secretary shall refer the papers in the case i<> the Board of 
Directors, and should the Board find the player's complaint 
sustained, they shall require the club, under penalty of for- 
feiture of its "membership, to pay to the player forthwith 
the full amount ascertained to be due him. Provided that 
should the plaver refuse to serve the club pending action 
by the Board on his complaint, he will thereby forfeit the 
benefits of the award, and in such case the Board shall re- 
voke his award. 

Sec. 25. The Board shall promptly hear an appeal made 
by any person who shall have been expelled, suspended^ or 
disciplined by his club. 'Such person shall, within thirty 
days after the date of the expulsion, suspension, or dis- 
cipline, file with the Secretary a written statement of his 
defense, accompanied by a request that an appeal be al- 
lowed him. The Secretary shall notify the club of the re- 
Quest for an appeal, accompanying such notice with a copy 
°f the appeal; and at the next meeting of the Board the 
club, by its duly authorized representative; and the appel 
'ant in person, by attorney or by written statement, shall 
appear before the Board with their testimony. The Board 
shall impartially hear the matter and render their decision. 
which shall be final and forever binding on both club and 
player. 

Sec. 26, The Board shall have authority to impose any 
just fine or pecuniary penalty on a club, a manager or a 
Player, if warranted by their findings and decisions, and 
they may impose the expenses of trials and hearings on one 
or both parties to the controversy. But such fine, penalty 
and expenses may be remitted by a three-fourths vote of 
the League upon appeal duly made and heard at an annual 
or special meeting. 



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INDIVIDUAL CLUB CONTROL. 

Sec 27 Each club shall have the right to regulate its 
own affairs; to establish its own rules, and to discipline, 
punish, suspend or expel its own manager, players or other 
employes, and these powers shall not be hm ted to cases ot 
dishonest play or open insubordination; but shall include 

1 quest ons of carelessness, indifference or other conduct 
of the plaver that may be regarded by the club as preju- 
Hirifl 1 to its interests, and not in conflict with any pro- 
vision of this Constitution; or the Playing Rules of this 

LeagUC - PUNIS HMENT OF SCANDALOUS CONDUCT. 

Srr 28 The President of the League shall have power, 
upon proper proof, to suspend for a definite period and to 
impose a fine not exceeding $200 upon any League man- 
ager or player guilty, in public, of gross misbehavior, in- 
cluding intoxication, fighting, quarreling, indecency, or 
other scandalous conduct, whether on or off the playing 
field during the season, where the same is, in his opinion, 
calculated to bring disrepute upon the National League or 
National Game. Such fine can only be remitted by the 
Board of Directors after a hearing upon appeal duly prose- 
cuted. 

CLUB TERRITORIAL RIGHTS. 

Sec 20 Every club of this League shall have exclusive 
control of the city in which it is located, and of the terri- 
tory surrounding such city, to the extent of five miles, in 
every direction from its corporate limits ; and no visiting 
League club shall, under any circumstances, be allowed to 
play any club in such territory other than the League club 
therein located, without the consent of the local League 

ON RESERVATION OF PLAYERS. 

Sec 30 Each club a member of this League shall be en- 
titled to the right of reservation. On or before the 30th 
day of September in each year each club shall transmit to 
the Secretary a reserve list of the players, not exceeding 
eighteen whose services it desires to retain for the ensuing 
season, and who are then under contract to the said club 
for the current or for any succeeding season or seasons; 
and in addition thereto the names of such players reserved 
in any prior annual list who have refused to contract with 
said club. Such players, together with all others there- 
after to be regularly contracted with, namely; players who 



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have been secured by purchase or draft under the National 
Agreement for future services shall be ineligible to contract 
with any other club in this League except as hereinafter 
provided. No club shall have the right to reserve any 
player when in arrears of salary to him. The Secretary 
shall promulgate such lists. 

NEGOTIATING FOR SERVICES. 

Sec. 31. No player, without the consent of the club with 
which he is under contract or reservation, shall enter into 
negotiations with any other club for future services. 

CONTRACTS. 

Sec. 32. Contracts made between a club and its players 
may be either by telegram or writing, to be followed within 
thirty days thereafter by a contract in the form approved 
and promulgated by the Secretary to all the clubs of the 
League. 

Sec. 33. The League shall adopt such form of contract as 
it may deem best for the protection of the rights of the 
parties thereto. All contracts must be approved by the 
Secretary, and duly promulgated by him. The ten (lays' 
release, provided for in the seventeenth paragraph of the 
League form of contract, shall begin to run from the time 
of notice thereof received by the Secretary of the League, 
who shall, at once, promulgate the same to all club mem- 
bers. At the expiration of said ten days the player, so re- 
leased, shall be eligible to contract with the releasing club, 
or any other club member. 

suspension and expulsion of players. 

Sec. 34. Any player, while under contract with, or reser- 
vation by, a League club, who shall, without the consent of 
such club, enter the service of any other club in any ca- 
pacity, shall be liable to expulsion by said League club. 
Whenever a* club releases a manager or player without no- 
tice, or gives him ten days' notice of release in accordance 
with the terms of his contract, or suspends or expels a 
manager or player, that club shall at once notify the Secre- 
tary of this League, stating, in case of release, the date 
when the same takes effect, and in case of suspension or 
expulsion, the cause thereof. 

Sec. 35. No manager or player, who has been suspended 
or expelled from a League club, shall at any time thereafter 
be allowed to play with, or serve in any capacity, any 



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League club (either the one expelling him or any other) 
unless the term of suspension by the club has expired, or, 
upon his appeal to this League, such expulsion or suspen- 
sion shall have been set aside. 

EFFECT OF CLUB DISBANDMENT. 

Sec. 36. The disbandment of a League club, or its with- 
drawal from or loss of League membership, shall operate 
as a release of its players from contract and reservation 
with said club, but the right to contract with and reserve 
said players shall be subject to transfer to such other club 
as the League may designate after acceptance of their said 
mtv ices. 

PLAYING WITH OUTSIDE CLUBS. 

Sec 37. No game of base ball shall be played between a 
League club and any other club that has been expelled from 
membership in this League. No game of ball shall be 
played between a League club and any other club employing 
or presenting in its nine a player expelled, or under sus- 
pension from the League, or otherwise rendered ineligible 
by this League or a club member thereof. 

"CROOKEDNESS" AND ITS PENALTIES. 

Sec. 38. Any person who shall be proven guilty of offer- 
ing, agreeing, conspiring or attempting to cause any game 
of ball to result otherwise than on its merits under the 
Playing Rules, shall be forever disqualified by the Presi- 
dent of the League front acting as umpire, manager, player 
or in any other capacity in any game of ball participated in 
by a League el ah. unless such disqualification shall be re- 
moved by a three- fourths vote of the League. 

UMPIRES. 

Sec. 39. A staff of League Umpires shall be selected 
by the Secretary before the opening of the regular season. 

I. Each application shall set forth, under oath, the age, 
residence, sobriety, experience, and such other qualifica- 
tions of the applicant as may be prescribed on forms pre- 
pared by the Secretary, endorsed by well known gentlemen 
intimately acquainted with the applicant. 

Independent of such endorsements, however, the Secre- 
tary shall make inquiries and post himself, as far as practi- 
cable, as to the merits and qualifications of each applicant. 

II. They shall be paid such salaries and allowed such 
expenses as may be mutually agreed upon by contract be- 



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tween them and the Secretary of the League, subject to 
the approval of the Board of Directors of the League. 

But at least ten per cent, of current salaries shall be 
withheld by the Secretary until the termination of his con- 
tract for that season to secure such deductions for ab- 
sences and the payment of such hncs as may be lawfully 
imposed. 

III. In the event of the failure of an Umpire to umpire 
a game assigned to him it shall be the duty of the Secretary 
to provide a substitute to umpire such game; and in such 
case there shall be deducted from the next annual payment 
to the Umpire the sum of twelve dollars for each game 
assigned to him, which for any reason he shall have failed 
to umpire. 

IV. It shall be the duty of each League club to accept as 
Umpire for any championship game such Umpire or sub- 
stitute as the Secretary shall assign to such game. In the 
event of the non-appearance of the League Umpire or 
substitute at the hour appointed for the beginning of the 
game each Club Captain shall then select one of the sub- 
stitute players of the opposing club, and the two players 
thus selected shall be the duly authorized Umpires for that 
game. 

V. It shall be the duty of Umpires to enforce the rules 
as they are written, regardless of personal opinion as to 
their merits, subject to the Secretary's instructions as to 
their proper interpretation. They shall familiarize them- 
selves with these sections of the Constitution; obey all 
orders of the Secretary, assigning their services and wear 
such uniform on the Playing Field as he may designate. 

SUPERVISOR OF UMPIRES. 

Sec. 40. A Supervisor of Umpires may be chosen by the 
League at an annual or special meeting to serve for one 
year unless sooner removed by the League or the Board 
of Directors for incompetency, malfeasance in office, or 
other just cause. His compensation shall be fixed by the 
League prior to his acceptance of the office. 

I. He shall supervise and inspect the work and conduct 
of the Umpires and report frequently to the Secretary as 
to their efficiency and fidelity. 

II. MI complaints against Umpires shall be referred to 
him for investigation. Complaints as to errors of judgment 
on questions of play will ordinarily require little consid- 
eration, but if repeatedly made and from various sources 



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against the same Umpire so as to indicate incompetency, 
then the Superivisor shall proceed to collect all available 
evidence on the subject and verify it, if possible by his own 
personal observation, and report the facts and his views 
thereon, to the Secretary, who may suspend or remove 
such Umpire and substitute the next in order on the Wait- 
ing List. If a complaint be for error of interpretation of 
the Playing Rules the evidence shall be collected, the alleged 
offender furnished with a copy thereof, which with his 
statement in reply, together with the Supervisor's views 
thereon, shall be submitted to the Secretary for such action 
as he may deem fit and appropriate. 

If the complaint be for a wilful violation of this Consti- 
tution or of the Playing Rules, or for neglect or refusal to 
enforce any of said rules, or for any improper or ungentle- 
manly language or conduct while officiating as an Umpire 
then, after collecting all the evidence by affidavits, or oth- 
erwise, he shall make a personal investigation of the truth 
of the complaint in the city where it originated, and else- 
where if necessary, giving both sides a hearing and report- 
ing his finding to the Secretary. 

If such finding sustain the complaint, the Secretary shall 
inflict a penalty of at least Fifty Dollars upon the offender, 
and may also suspend or remove him, as the aggravation of 
the offense justifies, and substitute in his place the next in 
order on the Waiting List. 

III. It shall be the duty of the Supervisor to include in 
his Reports all testimony affecting the language, conduct 
and behavior of players in violation of this Constitution and 
the legislation in pursuance thereof or of the Playing 
Rules, copies of which testimony shall be at once forwarded 
to such players and also referred to the proper tribunals 
for appropriate action thereon under existing Rules. 

PLAYING RULES. 

Sec. 4-x. This League shall adopt such playing rules as it 
deems best for the conduct of its business. 

THE CHAMPIONSHIP. 

Sec. 42. The championship of the United States, estab 
lished by this League, shall be contended for yearly by the 
clubs composing the League. 

Sec. 43. The championship season shall extend from such 
date in April or May to such date in September or October 
as the League may determine at its stated or special meet- 
ing. 



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Sec. 44. Every game played between two clubs from the 
commencement of the championship season to the comple- 
tion of the championship series between such clubs shall be 
a game for the championship, and no League club shall 
lend or exchange players to or with each other for any 
game played during the championship season. Any viola- 
tion of this section shall subject each offender to a fine 
of $100. 

Sec. 45. Each club shall play twelve or more champion- 
ship games with every other club; but a tie or draw game 
or a game prevented by rain or other causes shall be played 
of! on the same ground on the next or a succeeding date of 
the same or subsequent series, whether open or scheduled 
for another game between the same clubs, thus compelling 
double games for said scheduled date. If. however, both 
series shall have terminated, such postponed game must be 
played off on the ground of the other club on a date open 
or scheduled during a subsequent series between the same 
clubs. 

Sec. 46. Each club shall have half of the championship 
series of games with every other club played on its grounds, 
except as otherwise provided in Section 45; and in all the 
details of such games, that do not involve the rights of the 
visiting club under the playing rules, but relate solely to 
such games as attractive exhibitions to the patrons of the 
home club, the visiting club shall defer to the wishes of the 
home club'; provided, nevertheless, that the home club shall 
not be permitted to change the usual hour for the com- 
mencement of scheduled games in its particular city more 
than thirty (30) minutes without first having obtained the 
consent of the visiting club thereto, under a penalty to the 
visiting club of $500. The visiting club shall furnish to a 
person designated by the home club the batting order of its 
nine by 10 o'clock on the morning of the day of each game, 
or the evening previous, if requested. In case of the failure 
of any visiting club to furnish the batting order of its rune 
as herein stipulated, it shall forfeit the sum of $10, which 
amount shall be immediately transmitted to the Secretary 
of the League upon the receipt of notice from him of the 
infliction of such fine, which notice shall be given by the 
Secretary upon receipt of complaint from the home club. 

It shall be the duty of the home club to furnish the man- 
ager and captain of the visiting club with a list of the bat- 
ting order before the commencement of the game under 



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similar penalties for default as herein prescribed. The vis- 
iting club shall have the right to practise its nine on the 
grounds of the home club between n and 12 o'clock A. m. 
on each day of its visit during the championship season. 

THE CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE. 

Sec. 47, All championship frames shall be arranged in a 
written schedule prepared by the Schedule Committee, and 
reported to and adopted by the League by a three-fourths 
vote before the beginning of the championship season. The 
schedule shall provide for an equal number of return 
games, and shall specify the date of each game and the date 
of each series of games. No date in said schedule shall 
subsequently be changed, except (1) by written agreement 
of two clubs from a date fixed by the schedule for a game 
between such clubs to an open date on the same grounds ; 
or (2) as provided in Section 45; or (3) by the written 
consent of three-fourths of all the League clubs. 

Any club or clubs violating this section shall be amenable 
to a penalty of $1,000. Said penalty to be paid within 
forty-eight hours to the Treasurer of the National League 
and American Association, or if not so paid to be withheld 
from any funds to their credit in the hands of the Treas- 
urer. All games played in violation of this section shall 
not count in the championship series. 

THE ADMISSION FEES AND RECEIPTS. 

Sec 48. The general admission fee to all championship 
games shall be fifty (50) cents, but each club shall design 
nate a part of its grounds, and provide seats thereon, the 
admission fee to which shall be twenty-five (25) cents,' and 
all division of percentages shall be made on the basis of 
fifty (50) cents, except as to that part of the grounds th* 
admission fee to which is fixed at twenty-five (25) cents, 
and as to such part of said grounds all divisions of per- 
centage shall be on the basis of twenty-five cents. 

At the conclusion of each championship game the home 
club shall deliver to the manager of the visiting club (and 
shall transmit by mail to the President or other designated 
official of the visiting club a duplicate of the same) a state- 
ment of the receipts of said game, which must include all 
fifty-cent and twenty-five cent admissions, and shall pay to 
the visiting club fifty per centum of said receipts. 

Sec 49. Out of the funds of this League now in the hands 
of the Secretary he shall create a Sinking Fund not to ex- 
ceed $12,000, which shall be invested in Government bonds. 



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All other funds shall be placed in the treasury to meet cur- 
rent expenses. 

THE TURNSTILE COUNT. 

Sec en The number of persons admitted to the grounds 

AilSSt the'use of %«-HT«ff£e5 

self-reeisterine turnstiles, the arms of which shall extend 
wUhLTShes of a dividing V^^^gS^ 
shall be delivered to the agent of ^e >ng clu^ before 

the ooenine of the grounds for each game, and s. ml ageai 
luc opening 01 tic „ access to such turnstile, 

after the close of tg^XS^S^M* 
nage gate is used a ticket tor cdcnF f , 

such .gate shall at once ^ de jvered to the ag tlt o ,1a 
vis.ting club. No person gf ^ £ the hour appointeH 
grounds during or -piio "to sue g* tegti dubs poIice . 
therefor, excepting on y player.^ necessary em p, oyes 

men in uniform ««. U *^i ves of newspapers pub- 
of the home clul £«* r £ I £SS a League club is located; 
lished in some other city in wmen ^ ^ & ^^ 

such representative to be latni ' d counter signed 

signed by the President of. the League wher * the 

by the President of. the dub l^ate^intn^ .^ 

paper represented is p ub hsh ■ £ h ;md 

have the right to '^fiS^EuA club shall be re- 
all games, or to «Jf**L£ ; substantial pasteboard t.ck- 
quired to use for its business bu« 
ets, which can be readily counted. 

GROUND ENTRANCES. 

c xt i K dnll be allowed to have more than four 

Sec. 51. No club shall >**™ holidays, but for all 

entrances to its grounds exu.pt u . 

such days the visiting club Shalt be g additiona , en _ 

notice of the .whole n™£%™ d r '°£v gates may be opened 
trances ; provided, 'l^.^'V^if occasion requires, 
by consent of the visiting club n ou.a i 

STOPPING PLAY TO CATC TRAINS, 

1 .1,0,1 either club is required to leave 
Sec. 52. On any ' ^g "Sty in time, where it 
a city to, or in order to reacn am dub sha „ be 

is scheduled to play itt W*t« m . dub ^ 

compelled upon g^ffift$ before the time of the de- 
the game three hours ana a «™ ; , ^^ dub can 

parture of the last train by u tans o 

reach the next schedule. P^J g£ one hour f said 
may leave the field at any u«*« 



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train time without forfeiting any rights or privileges, pro- 
vided five innings on each side have been played, and the 
Umpire shall be the sole judge of the time. 

GIVING OUT ADMISSION CHECKS. 

Sec 51 In the event of a game being stopped by rain or 
declared "forfeited before completion of five innings, the 
home club may issue admission checks good for the next 
succeeding game. If such checks are so issued the visiting 
club shall not be entitled to its percentage of receipts; but 
if such checks are not issued, the visiting club sha 1 be en- 
titled to its percentage of receipts, precisely as if the game 
had been fully played. 

FORFEITED GAMES. 

Sec 54 A club shall be entitled to forfeited games— to 
count in its series as games won by a score of nine runs to 
none— in case where the Umpire in any championship game 
shall award the game to such club on account of the viola- 
tion by the contesting club of any section of this Constitu- 
tion or of any Playing Rule. In the event of a forfeiture for 
any reason, the forfeiting club shall incur such penalty not 
exceeding one thousand dollars as may be imposed by the 
Board of Directors after a hearing held within one week from 
the date of such game, and any damages suffered by the non- 
offeiuling club shall be paid out of such penalty. In addition 
to the penalty above referred to, the captain or manager, or 
the person in charge of the offending team and responsible 
for the team leaving the field, shall incur a penalty of one 
hundred dollars, which shall be paid within five days to the 
Secretary of the League, said penalty not to be remitted 
under any circumstances. In case such penalties are not 
paid within ten days after being imposed, the club and player 
cannot participate in a championship game. 
DRAWN GAMES 

Sec. 55. Drawn, tie and postponed games shall not count 
in the series as games (but any game of not less than five 
innings shall be included in the averages), but must be 
played off, if possible, as provided in Section 45. If they 
cannot be played off, as therein provided, they may subse- 
quently be played off, if sufficient time exists before the 
close of the season. 

Double games for one admission shall not be permitted 
unless previously scheduled as such or rendered compul- 
sory by the playing off of postponed games, as provided in 
Section 45. 



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WINNING THE PENNANT. 

Sec. 56. The club which shall have won the greatest per- 
centage of games in the championship series, shall be de- 
clared the champion club of the United States for the sea- 
son in which such games were played. In the event that 
two or more clubs shall have won the same percentage of 
games, then the Board shall at once arrange a special series 
of three games between any two of such clubs, such games 
to be played at the close of the championship season, and 
the games so played shall be included in the championship 
record, and counted in determining the award of the cham- 
pionship. In such case only the provisions of this Con- 
stitution prohibiting the playing or recording as champion- 
ship games, games played after the expiration of the cham- 
pionship season, shall have no effect. The emblem of the 
championship shall be a pennant (of the National colors) 
to cost not less than one hundred dollars ($100). It shall 
be inscribed with the motto, "Champion Base Ball Club of 
the United States," with the name of the club and the year 
in which the title was won, and the champion club shall be 
entitled to fly the pennant until the close of the ensuing 
year. 

DECIDING THE CHAMPIONSHIP. 

Sec. 57. The championship shall be decided in the follow- 
ing manner: 

Within twenty-four hours after every match game played 
for the championship, the home club shall prepare and for- 
ward to the Secretary of the League a statement containing 
the full score of the game, according to the system specified 
in the Playing Rules, together with the date, the place 
where played, the names of the clubs and Umpire, provided 
that no tie or drawn game shall be considered a game for 
any purpose except the averages ; and provided, further, 
that in any case where the Secretary shall not receive the 
score of a championship game within five days after the 
playing of such game, the club whose duty it is to forward 
such score shall pay to the League the sum of $2 as the 
penalty of such default. 

At the close of the season the Secretary shall prepare a 
tabular statement of the games won and lost by each club, 
according to the statement so sent him, which statement 
shall be the sole evidence in the matter, and submit the 
same, with the statements so sent him. to the Board, who 
shall make the award in writing and report the same to the 
League at its annual meeting. 



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In making the award the Board shall consider*. 
(i) The tabular statement of the Secretary, 

(2) Forfeited games. 

(3) Games participated in by clubs which have with- 
drawn, disbanded, or forfeited their membership without 
completing their championship series with all other League 
clubs; such games shall be counted to the following extent : 
The Board shall ascertain the least number of championship 
games played by such club with any club remaining in the 
League, and shall from the first game participated in during 
the championship series by such retired club, count in the 
series of each League club a similar number of games, and 
all other games participated in by such retired club shall 
not be counted in the championship series. Provided, that 
if such retired club shall have failed to play at least one 
championship game with every League club, all games par- 
ticipated in by it shall be thrown out entirely. 

MEETINGS. 

Sec. 58. The annual meeting of the League shall be held 
on the second Tuesday in December of each year, at 2 
o'clock r. m.. and at such places as shall have been deter- 
mined by a vote at the previous annual meeting. 

Sec. 59. Special meetings may be called by the President 
of this League on his own option or on the written call of 
six clubs. 

CLUB REPRESENTATION. 

Sec. 60. At such meeting each club shall be represented 
and shall be entitled to two representatives, and to have in 
addition thereto any of its officers or ex-officers present at 
such meeting; but no club shall be permitted to send as a 
representative any person under contract or engagement as 
a ball player or manager, and belonging to the nine of said 
club in such capacity. They shall if rcq nested by any other 
club representative, present a certificate of their appoint- 
ment duly attested by at least two officers of their club 
showing their authority to act, but no club shall have more 
than one vote. 

EXECUTIVE SESSION. 

Sec. 61. This League may, upon a majority vote of its 
members, elect to go into executive session for the trans- 
action of its business, and during such session no club shall 
be entitled to more than two representatives. 

QUORUM. 

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constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, but a 
less number may adjourn from time to time until a quorum 
is obtained. When obtained it may be maintained by lock- 
ing the doors of the meeting room, the appointment of door- 
keepers and such other procedures usual in parliamentary 
bodies to maintain quorums and dispatch business. 

ORDER OF BUSINESS. 

Sec 63 The following shall be the order' of business, 
unless suspended by a three-fourths vote of the club mem- 
bers; 

1. Reading -Minutes of last meeting. 

2. Report of Board of Directors. 

3. Report of Committees. 

4. Election of new members. 

5. Amendment of Constitution. 

6. Amendment of Playing Rules. 

7. Election of Officers. 

8. Miscellaneous business. 

9. Adjournment. 

AMENDMENTS. 

Sec 64 (1) The Constitution of this League may be al- 
tered or amended by a three-fourths vote of the League at 
any annual meeting, OT by a unanimous vote at any other 
time Provided however, that this section and Sections 
3, 8, 48 and 49 shall not be altered or amended except by a 
unanimous vote of this League. 

(*) Anv section of this Constitution may be suspended 
or its provision made non-applicable by unanimous vote at 
a League meeting. 



CORRECT DIAGRAM OF A BALL FIELD 







NOTE.— For Specifications Sec Rules From No. 2 to No. 12 



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Oe Official Playing Rules 

OF PROFESSIONAL BASE BALL CLUBS 

As Adopted by the National League and American Association 
of Professional Base Ball Clubs. 

Alterations and additions to tlie rules :ire indicated by liati, v. 



Rule I. — The Ball Ground. 
The Ground must be an inclosed field, sufficient in size to 
enable each player to play in his position as required by these 

rules 

Rule 2. 

To lay off the lines governing the positions and the play of 
the game known as Base Ball, proceed as follows; 

Fiom a point, A, within the grounds, project a right line out 
into the field, and at a point, B, 154 feet from point A, lay off 
lines B C and B D at right angles to the line A B; then, with B 
as centre and 63.63945 f eet as radius, describe arcs cutting the 
lines B A at F and B C at G, B I) at II and B E at [. Draw 
lines F (), (1 E, E Ji and If F, and said lines will be the con- 
taining lines of the Diamond or Infield, 

Rule 3, — The Catcher's Lines. 
With F as centre and 10 feet radius, an arc cutting line F A 
at L, and draw lines L M and L O at right angles to F A, and 
continue same out from F A not less than 10 feet. 

Rule 4.— The Foul Line. 
From the intersection point, F, continue the straight lines FG 
and F II until they intersect with the lines L M and L (), and 
then from the points G and II in the opposite direction until 
they reach the boundary lines of the grounds. 

r ule 5. —The Players' Lines. 
With F as centre and 50 feet radius, describe arcs cutting 
lines F O and F M at P and Q ; then, with F as centre again 
and 75 feet radius, describe arcs cutting F G and F II at K and 
S ; then, from the points P, Q, R and S draw lines at right 
angles to the lines F <>, F M, F G and F II, and continue 
same until they intersect at the points T and W. 



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Rule 6. — The Captain a.m. Coacher's Line. 
With K and S as centres and 15 feet radius, describe arcs 
catting lines R W and S T at X and Y, and from the points X 
and Y draw lines parallel with lines F U and F G, and con- 
tinue same out to the boundary lines of the ground. 

Rule 7. — The Three Foot Line. 
With F as centre and 45 feet radius, describe an arc cutting 
line F G at I, and from 1 out to the distance of 3 feci draw a 
line at right angles to F G, and marked point 2 ; then from 
point 2, draw a line parallel with the line F ( '. to a point 3 feel 
beyond the point (i, and marked 3 ; then from the point 3 draw 
a line at right angles to line 2, 3, back to and Intersecting with 
line F G, and from thence back along line (i F to point 1. 

Rule 8. — The Pitcher's Plate. 
With point F as centre and 60.5 feet as radius, describe an 
arc cutting the line F \\ at a point 4, and draw a line 5, 6, 
perpendicular thereto, passing through point 4 and extending 12 

inches on either side of line 1' \\ ; tin 11 with line 5, 6, as a side 
describe a parallelogram 24 inches by 6 inches. 

Rule 9. — The Bases. 

Within the angle F describe a five-sided figure, two of the 
sides of which shall coincide with the lines F G and J'" II to the 
extent of 12 inches each, thence parallel with the line F B 8,4 

inches to the points X and Y, a straight line between which 17 

inches — will form the front of the plate, and within the anH es 
G and H, describe squares the sides of which shall be 15 
inches, the two outer sides of said square lying upon the lines 
F <1 and G I and F II and II I, and at the angle E describe a 
square whose sides shall be 15 inches and so described that its 
sides shall be parallel with G I and I II, and its centre imme- 
diately over the angular point E.' 

Rule 10. — The Batsman's Line. 
On either side of the line A F B describe two parallelograms 
6 feet long and 4 feet wide (marked Sand 9), their length being 

parallel with the line A F B, their distance apart being 6 inches 
added to each end of the length of the diagonal of the square 
within the angle F, and the centre of their length being upon 
said diagonal. 

Rule ii. 

The Home Base at F and the Pitcher's Plate at 4 must be of 
whitened rubber, and so fixed in the ground as to be even with 
the surface. 

Rule 12. 

The First Base at G, the Second Base at E, and the Third 



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Base at II must be of white canvas bags, filled with soft mate- 
rial and securely fastened in their positions described in Rule 9. 

Rule i 3. 

The lines described in Rules 3, 4. 5. 6, 7 and 10 must be 
marked with lime, chalk or other suitable material, so as to be 
distinctly seen by the umpire. . ^ „ 



Rule 14.— The Ball.* 
Section i. Must not weigh less than five nor more than 
five and one-quarter ounces avoirdupois, and it must measure 
not less than nine nor more than nine and one-quarter inches in 
circumference. The Spalding League Ball, or the Reach 
American Association Ball, must be used in all games played 
under these rules. 

SEC. 2. For each championship game two regulation balls 
shall be furnished by the home club to the umpire for use. 
When the ball in play is batted to foul ground and out of sight 
of the umpire, the other ball shall be immediately brought into 
play, As often as one of the two in use shall be lost a new one 
must be substituted, SO that the umpire shall at all times after 
the game begins have two balls in hid possession and ready for 
ttse. The moment an umpire delivers an alternate ball to the 
pitcher, it comes into play, '>^<l shall not be exchanged until it, 
in rurn, passes out of sight to foul ground. At no time shall 
the ball be intentionally discolored by rubbing it with the soil 
or otherwise. In the even! of a new ball being intentionally 
discolored, or otherwise injured by a player, the umpire shall, 
upon appeal from the captain of the opposite side, forthwith 
demand the return of that ball, and shall substitute another 
new ball and impose a fine of $'5.00 upon the offending player. 
Sec. 3. In all games the balls played with shall be furnished 
by the home club, and the last ball in play shall become the 
property of the winning club. Each ball to be used in cham- 
pionship games shall be examined, measured and weighed by 
the Secretary of the League inclosed in a paper box, and sealed 
with the seal of the Secretary, which seal shall not be broken, 
except by the umpire, in the presence of the captains of the two 
contesting nines after play has been called. 

The home club shall have, at least, a dozen regulation halls 
on the field ready fot use on the call of the umpire during each 
championship game. 

*The Spalding League Ball has been adppte^by the National League for 
the pa , vc years and readopted in HHtt for five years, and is used 

in all League cone . ,. , ,.. , . 

For Junior clubs (dubs composed of boya under 10 y ears of age) we recom- 
'•>'-■ nd them to use the Spalding Hoys' League Ball, and that games played by 
junior clubs with this hall will count at legal game* :hc same as if played 

With I he Official League Hall. 



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Ski\ 4. Should the ball become cut or ripped so as to expose 
ihe interior, or in any way so injured as to be, in the opinion 
of the umpire, unfit for fair use, he shall, upon appeal by either 
captain, at once put the alternate ball into play and call for a 
new ball. 

Rule 15. — The Bat. 

Must be entirely of hard wood, except that the handle may 
be WOttnd with twine or a granulated substance supplied, not to 
exceed eighteen inches from the end. 

It must be round, and it must not exceed two and three- 
quarter inches in diameter in the thickest part, nor exr 
forty-two inches in length. 

ri-i.e 16. — The Players and Their Positions. 

The players of eacli club in a game shall be nine in number, 
,,m- of whom shall act as captain, and in no case shall less than 
nine men be allowed to play on each side. 

Rule 17. 
The players' positions shall be such as may be assigned them 
by their captain, except that the pitcher, while in the act of 
delivering the ball to the bat, must take his position as defined 
in Rules Sand 29; and the catcher must, stand within the lints 
of his position as defined in Rule 3, whenever the pitcher de- 
livers the ball to the bat, and within ten feet of the home base. 

Rule 18. 

Players in uniform shall not be permitted to occupy seats on 
the stands, or to stand among the spectators. 

Rule 19. 
Section i. Every club shall adopt uniforms for its players, 
and the suits of each team shall conform in color and style. 
No player who shall attach anything to the sole or heel of his 
shoes other than the ordinary base ball shoe plate, or who shall 
appear in a uniform not conforming to the suits of the other 
members of his team, shall be permitted to take part in the 

Sec. 2. The catcher ami hrst baseman are permitted to wear 
a glove or mit of any size, shape or weight. All other players 
are restricted to the use of a glove or mit weighing not over 
ten ounces, and measuring in circumference, around the palm 
of the hand, not over fourteen inches. 

Rule 20. — Players' Benches. 

Section i. The players' benches must be furnished by the 
home club and placed upon a portion of the ground not less 
than twenty-five (25) feet outside of the players' lines. One such 
bench shall be for the exclusive use of the visiting club, and 



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one for the exclusive use of the home club. The benches must 
be covered by a roof and closed at the back and each end ; a 
space, however, not more than six (6) inches wide may be left 
just under the roof for ventilation. All players of the side at 
bat must be seated on their bench, except such as are legally 
assigned to coach base-runners, and also the batsman, except 
when called to the bat by the umpire, and under no circum- 
stances shall the umpire permit any person, except managers 
and players in uniform to occupy seats on the benches. 

Sec. 2. To enforce this rule the captain of the other side 
may call the attention of the umpire to a violation, whereupon 
the umpire shall immediately order such player < r players to be 
seated. If the order is not obeyed within one minute the 
offending player or players shall be fined $5-°o each by the 
umpire. If the order is not then obeyed within one minute, 
the offending player or players shall be debarred from further 
participation in 'the game, and shall be obliged to leave the 
playing lie hi forthwith, 

ki i.K si.— The G uke. 
1 ion 1. Every championship game inus'1 be commenced 
not later than two hours before sunset. 

Sec. 2. A game shall consist of nine innings to each con- 
testing nine, except that 

(a.) If the side first at bat sores less runs in nine innings 
than the other side has scored in eight innings, the game shall 
then terminate. 

(/>,) If the side last at bat in the ninth innings scores the 
winning run before the third man is out, the game shall 
terminate. 

Rule 22.— A Tik ( '. \\\v. 

If the score be a tie at the end of the nine innings, play 
shall be continued until one side has scored more runs than the 
Other in an equal number of innings, provided, that the side 
last at the bat scores the winning run before the third man is out, 
the game shall terminate. 

Kti.K 23. — A Drawn Game. 

A drawn game shall be declared by the umpire when he 
terminates a game on account of darkness or rain, after i\w 
equal innings have been played, if the score at the time is equal 
on the last even innings pl.ivol; except when the side that 
went second to bat is then at the bat, and has scored the same 
number of runs as the other side, in which case the umpire 
shall declare the game drawn without regard to the score of 
I lie last equal innings. 



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Rule 24. — A Called Game. 
II the umpire calls "(lame" on account of darkness or rain 
at any time after five innings have been completed, the score 
shall be that of the last equal innings played, but if the side 
second at bat shall have scored in an unequal numb 
innings', or before the completion of its unfinished inning 
or more runs than the side first at bat, the score of the game 
shall be the total number of runs made. 

Rule 25. — A Forfeited Game. 
A forfeited ijame shall be declared by the umpire in favor of 
the club not in fault, at the request of such club, in the follow- 
ing cases : 

Section I. If the nine of a club fail to appear upon the 
field, or being upon the field, fail to begin the game within five 
minutes after the umpire has called "Play" at the hour 
appointed for the beginning of the game, unless such delay in 
appearing, or in commencing the game, be unavoidable. 

SEC. 2, If, after the game has begun, one side refuses or 
fails to continue playing, unless such game has been suspended 
or terminated by the umpire. 

SEC. 3. If, after play has been suspended by the umpire, 
one side fails to resume playing within one minute after the 
umpire has called "Play." 

SEC. 4. If a team resorts to dilatory movements to delay 
the game. 

Sec. 5. If, in the opinion of the umpire, any one of the 
rules of the game is wilfully violated. 

SEC. 6. If, after ordering the removal of a player, as author- 
ized by Rules 20, 53 and 59, said order is not obeyed within 
one minute. 

SEC. 7. If, because of removal of players from the game by 
the umpire, there be less than nine players in either team. 

SEC. 8. If, when two games are scheduled to be played on 
the same afternoon, the second game is not commenced within 
ten minutes of the time of completion of the first game. The 
umpire of the first game shall be the timekeeper. 

Sec. 9. In case the umpire declares the game forfeited, he 
shall transmit a written notice thereof to the president of the 
League within twenty-four hours thereafter. However, a fail- 
ure on the part of the umpire to so notify the president shall 
not affect his decision declaring the game forfeited. 

Rule 26 — No Game. 
M No game" shall be declared by the umpire if be shall ter- 
minate play on account of rain or darkness before five innings 
on each side aie completed. Except in a case when the game is 
called, and the club second at bat shall have more runs at the 



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end of its fourth innings than (he club fust at bat has made in 
its five completed innings; in such case the umpire shall award 
the £. line to the club having made the greatest number of runs, 
and it shall be a legal game and be «o counted in the champion- 
ship record. 

Rule 27, Substitutes. 

Section i. In any championship game each side shall be re- 
quired to have present on the held, in uniform, conforming to the 
suits worn by their team mates, a sufficient number of substitute 
players to carry out the provision which requires that not less 
than nine players shall occupy the field in any innings of a game. 
SEC. 2. Any such player may be substituted at any time by 
either club, but a player thereby retired shall not thereafter 
participate in the game. 

SEC. 3. The base-runner shall not have a substitute run for 
him except by the consent of the captains of the contesting 
teams. 
Rule 28.— Choice of Innings— Condition of Ground. 
The choice of innings shall be given to the captain of the 
home club, who shall also be the sole judge of the fitness of the 
ground for beginning a game after rain, but, after play has been 
called by the umpire, he alone shall be the judge as to the fit- 
ness of the ground for resuming play after the game has been 
suspended on account of rain. 

Kile 29.— The Pitcher's Position. 
The pitcher shall take his position facing the batsman with 
hoth feet square on the ground, and in front of the pitcher's 
1'Iate; but in the act of delivering the ball to the bat, one foot 
must be in contact with the pitcher's plate, defined in Rule 8. 
Heshalinot raise either foot, unless in the act of delivering the 
ball to the bat, nor make more than one step in such delivery. 

Rule 30 A Fairly Delivered Ball. 

A Fairly Delivered Ball to the bat is a ball pitched or thrown 
to the bat by the pitcher while standing in his position and 
facing the batsman, the ball so delivered to pass over any portion 
of the home base not lower than the batsman's knee nor higher 
than his shoulder, in which case thi umpire shall call one strike, 
Ri;lE3I.— An UNFAIRLY DELIVERED BALL, 
An Unfairly Delivered Ball is a ball delivered by the pitcher, 
a ^ in Rule 30, except that the ball does not pass over any 
Portion of the home base, or does pass over the home base, 
abo*e the batsman's shoulder or below the line of his knee, in 
which case the umpire shall call one ball. 

K,., K 3 2, — Delaying the Game, 

SECTION I. if the ball is thrown by the pitcher to any player 



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other than the eatcher (except to retire a base-rUnner) after the 
batsman is standing in his proper position ready to strike at a 
pitched ball, each ball so delivered shall be called a ball. 

SBC. 2. The umpire shall call a ball on the pitcher each time 
he delays the game by failing to deliver the ball to the batsman 
when in position for a longer period than twenty seconds, 
excepting that in the case of the first batsman in each inning, 
the pitcher may occupy not more than one minute in delivering 
not to exceed five balls to a baseman, 

Rule 33. — BALKING. 

A Balk shall be : 

Section i. Any motion made by the pitcher to deliver the 
ball to the bat or to first base without delivering it, 

SEC. 2. The throwing of the ball by the pitcher to any base 
to catch the base-runner without first Stepping directly towards 
said base immediately before throwing the ball. 

SEC. 3. Any delivery of the ball to the bat by the pitcher 
while his (pivot) foot is not in contact with the pitcher's plate, 
and he is not facing the batsman, as defined in Rule 29. 

Sec. 4. Any motion in delivering the ball to the bat by the 
pitcher while not in the position defined in Kule 29. 

SBC. 5. Standing in position and making any motion to 
pitch without having the ball in his possession. 

6. The making of any motion the pitcher habitually 
makes in his method of delivery, without his immediately 
delivering the ball to the bat. 

SEC. 7. If the pitcher delivers the ball to the bat when the 
catcher is standing outside the lines of the catcher's position 
as defined in Rule 3. 

If the pitcher fails to comply with the requirements of any 
section of this rule the umpire must call "A balk." 

Rule 34. — Dead Balls. 
A Dead Ball is a ball delivered to the bat by the pitcher that 
touches any part of the batsman's person or clothing while 
standing in his position without being struck at, or that 
touches any part of the umpire's person or clothing while he is 
standing on foul ground without first, passing the catcher. 

Rule 35. 

In case of a foul strike, foul hit ball not legally caught out, 
dead ball, or base-runner put out tor being struck by a fair-hit 
ball, the ball shall not be considered in play until it is held by 
the pitcher standing in his position, and the umpire shall have 
called play. 

Rule 36. — Block Balls. 

SECTION i. A Block is a batted or thrown ball that is 
touched, stepped or handled by any person not engaged in th, 
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Sec. 2. Whenever a block occurs the umpire shall declare 
it, and the base-runners may run the bases without being put 
out until the ball has been returned to and held by the pitcher 
standing in his position. 

Sec. 3. In the case of a block, if the person not engaged in 
the game should retain possession of the ball, or throw or kick 
it beyond the reach of the fielders, the umpire should call 
"Time" and require each base-runner to stop at the last base 
touched by him until the ball be returned to the pitcher stand- 
ing in his position and the umpire shall have called " Play." 

Rule 37. — The Batsman's Position — Order of Batting. 
The batsmen must take th^ir position within the batsman's 
lines, as defined in Rule 10, in the order in which they are 
named in the batting order, which batting order must be sub- 
mitted by the captains of the opposing teams to the umpire 
before the game* and this batting order must" be followed 
except in the case of a substitute player, in which case the 
substitute must take the place of the original player in the 
batting order. After the first inning the first striker in each 
inning shall be the batsman whose name follows that of the 
last man who has completed his turn — time at bat — in the 
preceding inning. 

Rule 38. 

Section i. When their side goes to the bat the players 
must immediately return to the players' bench, as defined in 
Rule 20, and remain there until the side is put out, except when 
called to the bat or they become coachers or substitute base- 
runners ; provided, that the captain or one player only, except 
that if two or more base-runners are occupying the bases then 
the captain and one player, or two players, may occupy the 
space between the players* lines and the captain's lines to 
coach base-runners. 

Sec. 2. No player of the side "at bat," except when bats- 
man, shall occupy any portion of the space within the catcher's 
lines, as defined in Rule 3. The triangular space behind the 
home base is reserved for the exclusive use of umpire, catcher 
and batsman, and the umpire must prohibit any player of the 
side "at bat" from crossing the same at any time while the 
ball is in the hands of, or passing between, the pitcher and 
catcher, while standing in their positions. 

Sec. 3. The players of the side "at bat" must occupy the 
portion of the field allotted them, but must speedily vacate any 
portion thereof that may be in the way of the ball, or any 
fielder attempting to catch or field it. 

Rule 39. — The Batting Rules. 
Section i. A Fair Hit is a ball batted by the batsman— 



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touches "foul" f. r0 "";'',:f ml i'" ground. 

wWle ^uld g 9 uch "f«i* Ht» ball bound or roll t0 fou , 
I ShOU iif n » the line of first or third base, and set tl e 
ground, before ] r. ISS (, dec l are d by the umpire a foul ball 

on foul ground, it «M» , )li( .. ,,„„ bound or roll to f air 

SEC i 4 - | S J$ there before passing the line o first or third 
rt shall be dectered by the umpue a-fa.r ball. 
Rule 4°- 
, . »• is a ball batted by the batsman while standing 
A . foU l VUs of his position that goes foul sharp from the bat 
within the lines en » i 
to the catcher's hands. 

A bunt hit is a ball delivered by * A ?itcheMo the b atsman 



es a de 



thin the lines of his position, make, rt 
who. while stain ling « **•» so sImvly with in the infield tha % 
liberate attempt to h I lit t irethe batsma n. If such a "bun 

cannot be fie ded » time to^ ^ ^ ^ by ^ unt 

hit coes to ioui s,' 1 " 

_Balls Batted Outside the Grounds. 
RlLE , 4 f. n«11 oasses outside the grounds, the umpire 
, ^ " le" t 1 " 'i it disap.-ear within, or Foul shX d 

i «a on sX of .he range of the foul hues, and R u , e 39 
ta WSS-tnwd accordingly. 

Rule 43- 

* r • i.npdballthatgoesoveilhefencesliallentitlethebats- 
A fair batted ball tn b ^^ ., oyer (he fe 

man , , a homer u. 1,«C« ^ ^^^^ , j ^ ta 

less d> stance tbantWO_ [n ^ ,,as,:s only, and 

*£SZ£til^to^ or, the fence at this point. 

ROLE 44 . -STRIKES. 
Section l' A ball struck at by the batsman without 
'"^rl h A Mr b°all legally delivered by the pitcher, but „,„ 
^? b VWHall no. caught on the fly, unless , 

«%} ^'Shit" whit sends the bal, to foul g rou„ ( 
•,i r Hirectlv or by bounding or rolling from fair ground u 
ffground V Which settles on fou. ground. 



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Sec. 5. A ball struck at, if the ball touches any part of the 
batsman's person. 

Sec. 6. A foul dp by the batsman, caught by the catcher 
while standing within the lines of his position. 



Rule 45. 
A Foul Strike is a ball batted by the batsman when any part 
of his person is upon ground outside the lines of the batsman's 
position. 

Rule 46.— The Batsman is Out. 

The Batsman is out : 

Section i. If he fails to take his position at the bat in his 
order of batting, unless the error be discovered and the proper 
batsman takes his position before a time "at bat" is recorded, 
and, in such case, the balls and strikes called must be counted 
in the time "at bat" of the proper batsman, and only the 
proper batsman shall be declared out, and no runs shall be 
scored or bases run because of any act of the improper bats- 
man, provided, this rule shall not take effect unless the out is 
declared before the ball is delivered to the succeeding batsman. 
Should batsman declared out by this rule be sufficient to retire 
the side, the proper batsman .he next innings is the player who 
would have come to bat had the players been out by ordinary play. 
Sec. 2. If he fails to take lus position within one minute 
after the umpire has called for the batsman. 

Sec. 3. If he makes a foul hit other than a foul tip, as de- 
fined in Rule 40, and the ball be momentarily held by a fielder 
before touching the ground ; provided, it be not caught in a 
fielder's hat or cap, or touched by some object other than a 
fielder before being caught. 

Sec. 4. If he makes a foul strike. 

Sec. 5. If he attempts to hinder the catcher from fielding or 
throwing the ball by stepping outside the lines of the position, 
or otherwise obstructing or interfering with the player. 

Sec. 6. If, while the first base be occupied by a base-runner, 
three strikes be called on him by the umpire, except when two 
men are already out. 

Sec. 7, If, while attempting a third strike, the ball touches 
any part of the batsman's person, in which case base-runners 
occupying bases shall return as prescribed in Rule 50, sections. 
Sfic. 8/ If he hits a fly ball that can be handled by an in- 
sider while first and second bases are occupied, or first, second 
a &d third unless two hands are out. In such case the umpire 
s,| all, as soon as the ball is hit, declare infield or outfield hit. 
Sec. 9. If the third strike is called in accordance with 
Section 5, Rule 44. 
Sec. 10. The moment a batsman is declared out by the 



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*»«i«s\ shall call for the batsman next in ordei 
umpire, he ^^>,™£ ftnd take his position at the bat 
to leave his scat ™£*Q ting side shall not leave his seat on 
and such player of the &««»f as prov idecl by Rule or 



• -v«. v , ~f Hip hattinir sine snan n^ ^«v^ m* r,cat on 

2Z££3S2S£fc & «cep t as provided by R ule , 8> 
:ction i, and Rule 53- ^ 



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ruLK , 7 _whkn the Batsman Becomes a Basb-Runnsr, 
The Bat'snun becomes « B«e ; Runn« ^ ^ 

ST instantly after four balls have been called by the 
l "sK<' e 3. Instantly after three strikes have been declared by 
the umpire. f batsman, without -Mating any 

Sec. 4- // a '' tth l,all, his person or clothing be hit by a 
a #emptto *£»«£ %& s i/tkt opinion of the umpirThe 
ball from the // t < ( out of tht , way of (ke & 

plainly avouis '"' !U % :.,,;'*,■,■„,</,■ himelfto be so hit. 
from '^/'^ t^» batsman, thi catcher interferes 
w rhim;p"V:nt;n e g him from stri k in g the ball. 

RULK 4 8. -BASES TO HE TOUCHED. 

„„=t touch each base in regular order, viz 
The base-runner us wb^ and ^ | ^ ^., 

first, second. «" rd h ^; st ret ouch the base or bases in reverse 
(except on a foul b*l m consic lered as hold.ng a base after 
order. He shall o y enlUle(1 (Q ho]d such base unti , h 

touching it, anc Ishal It* jn or( , er 0f has been , 

has legally toi £"«»'"« sllccee ding base-runner. However, no 
forced to vacate . for ^ sue ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ 

base-runner shal, score b ^ (provided there 

runner preceding ftirn ^ be£n ouf m (hat [n 

St," A Sffita. base without being put out. 
RULE 4Q.-ENTITLED TO BASES. 

The base-runner shall be entitled, without being put out, to 
"S&K ^MleT^rbatsman, the umpire called 
four balls. awarf]s a gucceedmg batsman a base 

on four balls, and the base-runner ,s thereby forced to vacate 
the base held by him. „ 

c FC ■? If the umpire calls a "Balk. 

c 7-' a If a ball delivered by the pitcher, pass the catcher, 
and touch the umpire, or any fence or building within ninety 
feet of the home base. ^ ^ ^ ^ ^.^ ^ ^ ^ 
clothing of the umpire on fair ground. 



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Sec. 6. If he he prevented from making a base by the 
obstruction of an adversary, unless the latter be a fielder having 
the ball in his hand ready to meet the base-runner. 

Sec 7. If the fielder stop or catch a hatted ball with his hat 
or any part of his uniform except his gloved hand. 

Rule 50.— Returning to Bases. 
The base-runner shall return to his base, and shall be entitled 
to so return without being put out: 

Section i. If the umpire declares a foul tip (as defined in 

Rule 40), or any other foul hit not legally caught by a fielder. 

Sec. 2. If the umpire declares a foul strike. 

Sec. 3. If the umpire declares a dead ball, unless it be also 

the fourth unfair ball and he be thereby forced to take the next 

base, as provided in Rule 49, section 2. 

Sec. 4. If the person or clothing of the umpire interferes 
with the catcher, or he is struck by a ball thrown by the catcher 
to intercept a base-runner. 

Sec. 5. The base-runner shall return to his base if, while 
attempting a strike, the ball touches any part of the batsman's 
person. 

Rule 51.— When Base-Runners Are Out. 
The Base-Runner is Out: 

Section i. If, after three strikes have been declared against 
him while batsman, and the catcher fail to catch the third 
strike ball, he plainly attempts to hinder the catcher from 
fielding the ball. 

Sec. 2. If, having made a fair hit while batsman, such fair 
hit ball be momentarily held by a fielder before touching the 
ground, or any object other than a fielder ; Provided, it be not 
caught in a fielder's hat or cap. 

Sec. 3. If, when the umpire has declared three strikes on 
him while batsman, the third strike ball be momentarily held 
by a fielder before touching the ground ; Provided, it be not 
caught in a fielder's hat or cap, or touch some object other 
than a fielder before being caught, 

Skc. 4. If, after three strikes or a fair hit, he be touched 
with the ball in the hand of a fielder before he shall have 
touched first base. 

Sec. 5. If, after three strikes or a fair hit, the ball be 
securely held by a fielder while touching first base with any 
part of his person before such base-runner touches first base. 

Sec. 6. If, in running the last half of the distance from 
home base to first base, while the ball is being fielded to first 
base, he runs outside the three-foot lines, as defined in Rule 7, 
unless to avoid a fielder attempting to field a batted ball. 

Sec. 7. If, in running from first to second base, from second 
to third base, or from third to home base, he runs more than 



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Airrrt line between such bases to avoid being 
three feet from a d irect ine oe^ of & ^^ . , )ut h ^ k 

as^stfSfl 32 and shan not be deciared 

out for so doing. . , fielder attempting to field a 

SEC ;-, 8 '„ " ,1,1 manner described in sections 6 and , „f this 
batted ball in he mann ** § fieMer attempting to field 

rule, or if he, in any way , . ter f eres with a thrown ball • 
a batted ball, or inten tonally ^ t tQ field a ^ j 

Provided, that if two or _mw ^ Qne Qr m 

ball, and the base-runne r com. s » ^^ fa ^ . 

them, the umpire shall <^erm decide the base-runner 

the benefit of this ru e, and « . fie)der> 

out for coming in conta«w.tli h a ie y the ^ £g . _ ^ ^ 

Sec. 9. If, at any 1 { field unless som 

touched by *e ball m 'he hands { , ^^ Jo oc p P RQ t 

of his person ton f ng* D u ^ touching ^ 

vided, the ball be heldny t (o first base VM _ 

Sec. 10. The laser ,m being off said base, 

run said base, w . 1 . - it b 1 s ^ once an(J retouch 

after first touching! P«™lea t out 3S at any other base, 

the base, after which he may ^ ^ ^ 

If, in over-running first base he ^ ^ ^ 

^f V° r ^XTtofek such exemption from being put out. 
foul line, he shall forfeit ^ ^ ^ & 

• SEC - V' u in Rule 40) is legally caught by a fielder, 
t.pasreerred to in Kule 4 > ■ ^ Ae base oc ied b ' 

such ball IS legally he thg * X 

the base- runner when sud ball W of ^ ^ ^^ 

be touched w.th the bam ^ ^ ^ ball 

rC Tt Provided that the base-runner shall not be out, in 
caught, P*° v "?™. ""' „ was j ega n y caught as above, it be 
such case, if, after the ban vt j ^ fie , der h , d 
delivered to the bat by the gU ' r wjth |t but jf < 

on said base, or touches the & ^ ^^ 

base-runner, in attempting to dec l are d safe, 

heinn touched or forced out, ne iui»> 

£r 12 If when a batsman becomes a base-runner, the 
first base/or the first and second bases, or the first, second and 
tMrd bases, be occupied, any base-runner so occupymg a base 
shall cease to be entitled to hold it, until any fol owing base- 
mnerTs put out, and may be put out at the next base, or by 
be"ng touched by the ball in the hands of a fielder >n the same 
manner as in running to first base at any time before any fol. 



lowing base-runner is put out 

Sec. 13. If a fair hit ball 

fielder, and, in such case, no 



strike him before touching the 
base shall be run unless forced 



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by the batsman becoming a base-runner, and no run shall be 
scored or any other base-runner put out. 

Sec. 14. If, when running to a base, or forced to return to 
a base, he fail to touch the intervening base, or bases, if any, 
in the order prescribed in Rule 48, he may be put out at the 
base he fails to touch, or being touched by the ball in the 
hands of the fielder in the same manner as in running to first 
base ; Provided, that the base-runner shall not be out in such 
case if the ball be delivered to the bat by the pitcher before 
the fielder holds it on said base or touches the base-runner 
with it. 

Sec. 15. If, when the umpire calls "Play/' after any sus- 
pension of a game, he fails to return to and touch the base he 
occupied when "Time" was called before touching the next 
base ; Provided, the base-runner shall not be out, in such case, 
if the ball be delivered to the bat by the pitcher, before the 
fielder holds it on said base or touches the base-runner with it. 

Rule 52.— When Batsman or Base-Runner is Out. 
The umpire shall declare the batsman or base-runner out, 
without waiting for an appeal for such decision, in all cases 
where such player is put out in accordance with these rules, 
except as provided in Rule 51, sections 10 and 14. 

r ule 53.— .Coaching Rules. 
The Coacher shall be restricted to coaching the base-runner 
only, and shall not be allowed to address any remarks except to 
the base-runner, and then only in words of necessary direction; 
and shall not, by words or signs, incite or try to incite the specta- 
tors to demonstrations ; and shall not use language which will 
in any manner refer to or reflect upon a player of the opposite 
club, the umpire or the spectators, and not more than one 
coacher, who may be a player participating in the game, or 
any other player under contract to and in the uniform of either 
club, shall be allowed at any one time, except, that if base- 
run tiers are occupying two or more of the bases, then the cap- 
tain and one player, or two players under contract to and in the 
uniform of either club, may occupy the space between the 
players' lines and the captains' lines to coach base-runners. 
To enforce the above the captain of the opposite side may call 
the attention of the umpire to the offence, and thereupon tin- 
umpire must order the illegal coacher or coachers to the bench; 
if his order is not obeyed within one minute, the umpire shall 
assess a fine of $5.00 each against the offending player or players, 
and, upon a repetition of the offence, the offending player 
or players shall he debarred from further participation in the 
game, and shall leave the playing field forthwith. 



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Rule 54.— Tup: Scoring OF Ri 

One run shall be scored ev« ry time a base-runner, after hav , 

. ing legally touched the firs! three base*, shall touch the home 

hate before three men are put out. (Exception )-If the third 

man is forced out, or is put out before reaching Just has,, , 

run shall not be scored. 

THE UMPIRE AND HIS DUTIES. 
K11.K 55. 
The umpire shall not be changed during the progress of a 
championship game, except by reason of personal illness 0r 
injury incapacitating him for the discharge of Ins duties, 

Rule 5 6 - 
The umpire is the representative of the League, and as such 
shall have power to enforce every section of the code of p l ay . 
ing rules of the game, and he shall have power to order any 
player, or captain, or manager, to do or omit to do, any acti on 
that he may deem necessary to give force and effect to the laws 
of the game. 

b Rule 57. 

There shall be no appeal from any legal decision of the 

umpire. 

Rule 58. 

Under no circumstances shall any player be allowed to dis- 
pute a decision by the umpire, in which only an error D f 
judgment is involved; and no decision rendered by 1, i ril 
shall be reversed, except it be plainly shown by the code of 
rules to have been illegal; and in such case the captain alone 
shall be allowed to make the appeal for reversal. 

Rule 59. 
Section i. In all cases of violation of these rules, by either 
a player or manager, the penalty for the first offence shall be a 
fine by the umpire of $5.00, and for a second offence, a prompt 
removal of the offender from the game or grounds, followed hy 
such period of suspension from actual service in the club as the 
president of the League may elect. 

Sec. 2. - The umpire shall, within twelve hours after fining 
or removing a player from the game, forward to the president a 
report of the action and the causes therefor. 

Sec. 3. Immediately upon notification by the umpire that a 
fine has been imposed upon any manager, captain or player, 
the president shall notify the person so fined and also the club 
of which he is a member, and, in the event of the failure of the 
person so fined to pay to the secretary of the League the 
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barred from participating in any championship game or from 
sitting on a player's bench during the progress of a champion- 
ship game until such fine is paid. 

Sec. 4. When the offence of the player debarred from the 
game is of such a flagrant nature, such as the use of obscene 
language or an assault upon a player or umpire, the umpire 
shall, within four hours thereafter, notify the president of the 
League, giving full particulars. 

Sec. 5. He shall also notify both captains before the game, 
and in the presence of each other, that all the playing rules 
Will be impartially enforced, and that their failing to co-operate 
in such enforcement, will result in their being fined and, per- 
haps, their removal from the game. 

Rule 60. 
Before the commencement of a game the umpire shall see 
that the rules governing all the materials of the game are 
strictly observed. He shall ask the captain of the home club 
whether there are any special ground rules to be enforced, and 
if there are, he shall see that they are duly enforced, provided 
they do not conflict with any of these rules 

Rule 61. 
The umpire shall not only call "play" at the hour appointed 
for the beginning of the game, but also announce "game 
called " at its legal conclusion. 

Rule 62. 

The umpire shall suspend play for the following causes: 
First, if rain is falling so heavily as to oblige the spectators on 
the open field and open stands to seek shelter m which case 
he shall note the time of suspension ; and should rain fall con- 
tinuously for thirty minutes thereafter he shall terminate the 
game. 

Rule 63. 

The umpire shall suspend play in case ol an accident to him- 
self or to a player which incapacitates him or them from ser- 
vice in the field, or in order to remove from the grounds any 
player or spectator who has violated the rules. 

Rule 64. 
In suspending play from any legal cause, the umpire shall 
call -lime-" when he calls "time" the play shall he sus- 
pended until he calls " play" again, and during the interim no 
player shall be put out, base be run, or run be scored. "I ime 
shall not be called by the umpire until the ball is held by the 
pitcher standing in his position. 



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Rule 65. 

^ n „oii anH count as a '* ball " any unfair hall 

^«J^«*gSSl?ttotat«M, but not "before SIIC | 
delivered by the pitcher o ^ m ^ also 

ball has passed he »■• ,»" [M , k . liver ed ball which passes 
and count as a ' . fa ' , l)ul within the batsman> 

over any port.o no f the no ^ js ]io£ struck . 

,ega range as dehned.nK ^.44 by the ^^y 

Ste ball is bunted foul by the batsman. 

Rule 66. 
If but one umpire is assigned, his duties and powers shall he 
... I f Wh the umpire and the assistant umpire, and he shall 
!X,«ffi to occupy such positions on the field as will best 
enable him to discharge his duties. 

Rule 67. 
No person shall be allowed upon any part of the field during 
,uf oratress of a game in addition to the players m uniform, 
he manager of each side and the umpire, except such officers 
the law as may be present in uniform, and such officials of 
the home club as may be necessary to preserve the peace. 

Rule 68. 
No manager, captain or player shall address the spectators 
during the progress of a game, except in case of necessary 

"P lanati ° n - RULE 69. 

Fvervclub shall furnish sufficient police force upon its own 

.rounds to preserve order, and in the even, o a crowd entering 

ffield during the progress of a game and interfering with the 

I 1 v in any manner, the visiting club may refuse to play further 

1 the field be cleared. If the ground be not cleared w,.h,„ 

fifteen minutes thereafter, the visiting club may claim, and 

nail be entitled to the game, by a score of nine runs to none 

(no matter what number of innings has been played). 

Rule 70.— General Definitions. 

-Play" is the order of the umpire to begin the game, or to 

resume play after its suspension. 

Kill 71. 
"Time" is the order of the umpire to suspend play. Such 
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Rule 72. 
"Game" is the announcement by the umpire that the game 
is terminated. 

Rule 73. 
An "Inning" is the term at bat of the nine players repre- 
senting a club in a game, and is completed when three of such 
players have been put out, as provided in these rules. 

Rule 74. 
A «< Time at Bat " is the term at bat of a batsman. It begins 
when he takes his position and continues until he is put out or 
becomes a base-runner ; except when, because of being hit by 
a pitched ball, or in case of an illegal delivery by the pitcher, 
or in case of a sacrifice hit purposely made to the infield which, 
not being a base-hit, advances a base-runner without resulting 
in a put-out, except to the batsman, as in Rule 46. 

Rule 75. 
" Legal" or " Legally" signifies as required by these rules. 

SCORING. 

Rule 76. 

In order to promote uniformity in scoring championship 

games the following instructions, suggestions and definitions 

are made for the benefit of scorers, and they are required to 

make all scores in accordance therewith. 



Batting. 

Section i. The first item in the tabulated score, after the 
player's name and position shall be the number of times he 
lias been at bat during the game. No time at bat shall In- 
scored if the batsman be hit by a pitched ball while standing 
in his position, and after trying to avoid being so hit, ©rin 
case- of the pitcher's illegal delivery of the ball to the bat 
which gives the batsman" his base, or when he intentionally 
hits the ball to the field, purposely to be put out, or if he is 
given first base on called balls. 

Sec. 2. In the second column should be set down the runs 
made by each player, 

Sfcc, 3. In the third column should be placed the first-base 
hits made by each player. A base-hit should be scored in the 
following cases : 

When the ball from the bat strikes the ground within the 
foul lines and out of reach of the fielders 

When a hit ball is partially or wholly stopped by a fielder in 



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1 ,i„.,. r eannol recover himself m nine to 

"»ot» n . bw «* ' ,la -,,,.V U, reaches firsl I 

ha . ihol.:.H ; t : f ""'.' ,u' , force to an infielder that he 

When the ballishil « R , 1|C batsman . (In case , lf 

S^ra^^Sff 'e a base-hit an d U mp u h 1 

«1&St?lSK"l?^ . «*« fl-« * cannot 

handle it in time to put out the •**££• 
That in all eases where a base ^rnnn. , g n , 

by . batted Wl,toUW»*^ e ^j , )f (| , o „, . ; 
When a batted ball 1 1 U .the ^ ^ & ^^P ^ 

as defined in Rule 49. sea' o" 5 d Qnt , U)e 

"2* I'^ln X *- 3«U be Place,, theUifice 
, ■ 'A , ,,I be credited to the batsman who, when no one 



so 

FiF.t.niNc. 



-r, „„,„l, l i- of opponents put out by each player 
SEC. 5- The m "'' L le fifth 1 'column. Where a batsman is 
sh;l ll be set ^wn in the «t ^ ^^ ^ ^ 

given out by the um» 1 ft ' s]|all |)e ^ (o ( 

fails to bat .n pro P^' ' ; .,„„ 8 for foterference, running out 
catcher. In a 1 cases .0 _ „ ^^ bg cred . d 

SipU^w": jlMe made the play but for the action 
of the b-se-junner or ba tsman ^^ ^ ^ 

, SEC - ,h P sixth columo. An assist should be given to each 
;!f:;;.: r I I!ho handled tl'e Lll in assisting a run out or other p. ay 
of the kiml. -*--„ to a player who makes a play in 

■ An ^'^^rout" "en if the player who cub! colnpLe 

"'Inlrgenerany a,, "£^^^^£^5. 

lml "" C V' r aSS 'it. "-I u , i t -reaches the player wl„, makes 
time it leaves the bat nW I « ' ^ ^ 

! ^handles Heanly and In -cha way that 

esu Is or would result if no error were made by the receiver, 

Assists should be credited to every player who handles the 

ball to the play which results in a base-runner being called out 

for interference or for running out of line. 

Errors. 

Qrc 7 An error shall be given in the seventh column for 

each misplav which allows a striker or base-runner to make 



PLAYING RULES. 



43 



">ie or more bases when perfect play would have insured his 
being put out, except that "wild pitches," " bases on balls," 
bases on the batsman being struck by a «* pitched ball," or in 
case of illegal pitched balls, balks and passed balls, all of 
which comprise battery errors, shall not be included in said 
column. In scoring errors of 1 tatted balls see section 3 of this 
rule. 

An error shall not be scored against the catcher for a wild 
throw to prevent a stolen base, unless the base-runner advances 
&n extra base because of the error. 

No error shall be scored against an infielder who attempts to 
Complete a double play, unless the throw is so wild that an 
additional base is gained. 

Stolen Bases. 
A stolen base shall be credited to the base-runner whenever 
he reaches the base he attempts to steal unaided by a fielding 
or by a battery error or a hit by the batsman. 

Rule 77. 

The Summary shall contain : 

Section i. The score made in each innings of the game. 

SEC. 2. The number of stolen bases by each player. 

Sec. 3. The number of two-base bits made by each player. 

SEC. 4, The number of three-base hits made by each player. 

SEC, 5. The number of home runs made by each player. 

Sec. 6. The number'of double and triple plays made by 
each side and the names of the players assisting in the same. 

SEC, 7. The number of innings each pitcher pitched in. 

SEC. 8. The number of base-hits made off each pitcher. 

Sec. 9. The number of times the pitcher strikes out the 
opposing batsmen. 

Sec. 10. The number of times the pitcher gives bases on 
balls. 

SEC. n. The number of wild pitches charged to the pitcher. 

Sec. 12. The number of times the pitcher hits batsmen with 
pitched balls. 

SEC, 13. The number of passed balls by each catcher. 

Sec. 14. The time of the game. 

Sec. 15. The name of the umpire. 



44 



INDEX TO RULES AND REGULATIONS. 



INDEX TO RULES AND REGULATIONS 

Ruls 

The Ground 1 

The Field o 

Catcher's Lines * \ ......... .... '. ..... " " ! 

I 'mi I Lines '" * " 4 

Players' Lines • ••• •-. 5 

The Captain and Coacher's Line (; 

Three-foot Line. * 

Pitcher's Plate •••• 8 

The Bases " * * 

The Batsman's Line 10 

The Home Base • • * 1 1 

First, Second and Third Bases • 12 

3 Must Be Marked 13 

The Ball : — m U 

Weight and Size ....... 1 14 

Number of Balls Furnished ■•••••■•*■•• gj 14 

Fining Player for Discoloring New Ball (2) M 

Furnished by Home Club (J) 14 

Replaced if Injured IV 1 t 

The Bat m J{ 

Material of gl 15 

Shape of ' U) 15 

THE PLAYERS AND THEIR POSITIONS. 

Number of Players in the Game 16 

Players' Positions • 17 

Players not to Sit with Spectators - • • - 18 

Club Uniforms - )}> 1!» 

Gloves \\7.Y.y.Y.Y. (i lfi 

Playe piayerTDebaVred'from Game'for Not Occupying Benches (2) ^ 
THE GAME. 

Time of Championship Game. (J) 2] 

Number of Innings w) 2] 

Termination of Game (a) 21 

The Winning Run W 21 

A Tie Game 

A Drawn Game $3 

A Called Game * 24 

A Forfeited Game • 25 

Failure of the Nine to Appear (I) 33 

Refusal of One Side to Play (2) % 

Failure to Resume Playing *■•••; * • (3) 25 

If a Team Resorts to Dilatory Practice ( J) 05 

Wilful Violation (5) gg 

Disobeying Order to Remove Player (6) gg 

Less than Nine Players . fitf gg 

Second Game to be Commenced Within Ten Minutes (8) 35 

Written Notice to President (9) 25 

No Game * 

hU '^Sufficient Number of Substitute Players (1) 

When Player May Be Substituted (2 1 27 

Base- Runner .. • (3) 27 

Choice of Innings— Condition of Ground og 



INDEX TO RULES AND REGULATIONS. % 

Sec. 

The Pitcher's Position , . , 

Delivery of the Ball— Fair Bal/ 

Unfair Ball , 

Delaying the Game (1) 

Umpire Shall Call a Ball (2) 

Balking 

Motion to Deceive (1) 

Throwing by the pitcher to any base without stepping 

toward said base (2) 

Foot Not in Contact with Pitcher's Plate (3) 

Pitcher Outside of Lines (4) 

Standing in Position to Pitch Without Having Ball (5) 

Any Motion Made Without Immediately Delivering Ball.. (6) 
If the Pitcher Delivers the Ball to the Bat when Catcher is 
Outside the Lines of his Position (7) 

A Dead Ball 

A Foul Strike 

Block Balls 

Stopped by Person Not in Game • ■ (1) 

Ball Returned (2) 

Base-Runner Must Stop (3) 

The Batsman's Position— Order of Batting. > 

Where Players Must Remain (1) 

Space Reserved for Umpire (2) 

Space Allotted Players "At Bat" (3) 

Batting Rules— Fair Hit (1) 

Foul Hit - (2) 

Fair Hit Which Rolls to Foul Ground (3) 

Foul Hit Which Rolls to Fair Ground (4) 

A Foul Tip - 

A Bunt Hit • 

Balls Batted Outside the Grounds 

A Fair Batted Ball Over the Fence • • • • 

Strikes 

Ball Struck at by Batsman )}\ 

Fair Ball, Delivered by Pitcher W 

A Foul Hit Ball Not Caught onthe My........ • (3> 

A M Bunt Hit » Which Sends the Ball to r-oul Ground (4) 

Ball Struck at after Touching Batsman's Person (5) 

Foul Tip by Batsman W 

A Foul Strike . . 

The Batsman is Out •■ ' m 

Failing to Take Position at Bat in Order.. ..... [1) 

Failure to Take Position within One Minute after being 

Called W 

If he Makes a Foul Hit - • g< 

If he Makes a Foul Strike W 

Attempt to Hinder Catcher w) 

Three Strikes Called by Umpire (J) 

If Ball Hits Him While Making Third Strike. ........... . (7) 

If He Hits a Fly Ball that can Be Handled by Infielder 

while Bases are Occupied with only One Out (8) 

If Third Strike is Called ■ ■ • ■ • • ■ • ■ ■•;•••;•• • W 

Batsman Must Not Leave Bench Untd Called by Umpire.. (10) 

The Batsman Becomes a Base-Runner 

After a Fair Hit <U 

After Four Balls arc Called . W 

After Three Strikes are Declared W 

I f Catcher Interferes W 

to be Touched ■ 

Entitled to Bases ... 

If Umpire Calls Four Balls . • D 

If Umpire Awards Succeeding Batsman Base (J) 



45 

RULK 

29 
30 
31 
32 
82 
88 
33 

33 
33 
38 
33 

33 

m 

34 
35 
36 
36 
36 



38 
38 
39 



39 
40 
41 
42 
43 
44 
44 
44 
44 
44 
44 
44 
45 
46 
46 

46 
46 
46 

46 
46 
46 

46 
46 
46 
47 
47 
17 
47 
17 
48 
49 
49 
49 




46 , ND EX TO RIH.KS AN.. RELATIONS. 

Sec. 

m 

If Umpire Calls ^.ViVZ/pV^V Catcher g) 

If Pitched Ball by Pitcher Fasses o» <r>) 

Ball Strike Umpire. ;■•••;■■■ (6) 

Returning to Bases 1 1 > 

If Foul Tip g) 

If Foul Strike (3j 

If Dead BalLi.-r'VA'J-VlV-l'L'lth Catcher (4) 

If Person oi 
If the 1 5a 1 11 

.Runner Out- 
At tempi t«> 

Touching First Base... . . • • • • •♦••* *,-, fffi 

Running from Home Base r ' H (7j 

Running from First to Second Base.... (g) 

Failure to Avoid fteker....... (9) 

Touched by BaU \Vhde In Play ....-^.- (10) 

Base-Runner May Over run Fir* t Base . . y 

Fair or Foul Hit Caught by FfcM« . . - „ 

Running to Base (15) 

Umpire Calls Play • • • • • ■ • • • ' • ' 

When Batsman or Basc-RLi.mer.s Out.....--. ^ ^ 

Coaching Rules j 

Scoring of Runs * 

THE UMPIRE* 

Nrr P VealFVomLegai Decisions ^"^"V.*"V.Y.Y. 

Disputed Decisions ..-••• (1) 

Penalties for Violation of Rules ., 

Report of Action and Causes [gj 

Notification of Fines. ■••■■•;;"■ (4) 

Shall See that the Rules are Strictly Observed 

Shall Call Play 62, 

Suspend Play • • : ■ V. . 

Shall Call Balls and Strikes • 

One Umpire to Officiate 

FIELD RULES. 

Who Shall Be Allowed on the Field ■ • • ■■■■■• ■ 

Snectators Shall Not Be Addressed 

Every Sub Shall Furnish Police E orce 

GENERAL DEFINITIONS. 

piay ■ ;;;;; .v.'.v.'.' .'.'.".'.'".".'. '.'.V. 

Time .'.'.'.".'.' 

Game « 

An 1 nning * ■ • ' 

A Time at Bat '"."... • 

Legal 



Rule 
49 
40 
49 
49 
49 
50 
50 
60 
50 

50 
51 
51 
51 
51 
51 
M 
51 
51 
51 
51 
51 
51 
51 
51 
51 
51 
52 
53 
54 



55 

56 
57 
58 
59 
59 
59 
59 
59 
60 
61 



66 



67 
68 



70 

71 
72 
73 

74 






INDEX TO RULES AND REGULATIONS. 

SCORING. Sec. 
Batting (1) 

Runs Made <2) 

Base-Hits (3) 

Sacrifice Hits W 

Fielding (5) 

Assists (6) 

Errors (7) 

Stolen Bases 

The Summary 

Score Made in Each Inning (J) 

Number of Bases Stolen (*) 

Number of Two-Base Hits (8) 

Number of Three-Base Hits ■ (V 

Number of Home Runs. . . gj 

Number of Double and Triple Plays (J) 

Number of Innings Each Pitcher Pitched In. (<) 

Number of Base-Hits Off Each Pitcher (8) 

Number of Batsmen Struck Out by Each Pitcher (9) 

Number of Bases on Balls by Each Pitcher (10) 

Wild Pitches... (JO 

Number of Batsmen Hit by Each Pitcher (Jg> 

Passed Balls <J$ 

Time of Game (") 

N*me of the Umpire < 15 ' 



47 
Rule 



76 

76 
76 
76 

76 
76 

77 
77 
77 
77 
77 
77 
77 
77 
77 
77 
77 
77 
77 
77 
77 
77 



48 



ADDENDA. 



ADVICE TO UMPIRES. 

You are the absolute master of the field from the beginning 
to the termination of a game. You are by these rules grven 
f ul authority to order any player, captain or manager to do or 
omit to do any act which you may deem necessary to maintain 
your dignity and compel respect from players and spectators. 

(R Tn e e rules are created to be enforced to the letter If they 
are poor rules the fault is not yours. If they are disobeyed you 

aT Ref ore*" play " is called satisfy yourself that the field is cor- 
rectly laid off with lines, bases and plates in proper places, and 
that the materials supplied for the game are as required by the 

rU Notifv^ach captain that the rules will be enforced exactly as 
thev are written, and that for each violation the prescribed 
penalty will follow. Do not in any case temporize with a rule 

r Make all decisions as you see them. Never attempt to 
"even up" after having made a mistake. 

Be strict in what may seem to be trivial matters, thereby 
^nipping in the bud " trouble before it fully develops. 

Specially observe Rules 20 and 38, which require players to 
occupy their respective benches ; also section 6 of Rule 25, 
which specifies that a player ordered from the field shall go 
within one minute from the time you order his removal from 

the game. . . 

Do not allow a player (not even a captain) to leave his posi- 
tion (which is the bench or coacher's box, for the captain 
whose side is at bat, or the regular fielding position of the cap- 
tain whose side is not at bat) to argue with you. The captain 
only is allowed to appeal to you (and he only from his proper 
position)on a legal misinterpretation of the rules. If he claims 
that you have erred, it is proper that the spectators should 
know what the claim is. (Rule 58.) 

Coachers have heretofore been a disturbing element to the 
umpire. Rule 53 provides just what his and what your duties 
are These rules are mandatory, not discretionary. If you 
allow them to be violated you become the chief culprit and 
do not properly perform the duties of your position. Bear in 
mind that you are not responsible for the creation of the rules 
or the penalties prescribed by them. 

The umpire who enforces the rules, maintains his dignity 
and compels respect, gives the fullest satisfaction to both 
teams and to the spectators. 

Compel respect from all and your task will be an easy one. 



ANNUAL MEETING OF NATIONAL LEAGUE. 



49 



MEETING NATIONAL LEAGUE 



Meeting of the National League and American Association of 

Professional Base Ball Clubs, held at the Fifth Avenue 

Hotel, New York City, Tuesday Evening, 

April U 1902. 

Meeting convened at 8.40 p.m. 

Present : 

A. H. Soden and W. II. Conant, representing the Boston 
Base Ball Association. 

C. H. Ebbetts and E. Hanlon, representing the Brooklyn 
Base Ball Club. 

John T. Brush, representing the Cincinnati Base Ball Club. 

A. J, Reach and John I. Rogers, representing the Phila- 
delphia Ball Club, Limited. 

Barney Dreyfuss and H. C. Pulliam, representing the Pitts- 
burg Athletic Company. 

Andrew Freedman and Fred M. Knowles, representing the 
National Exhibition Company of New York City. 

Frank deH. Robison, representing the American Base Ball 
and Athletic Exhibition Company of St. Louis. 

James A. Hart, representing the Chicago League Ball Club. 

By unanimous consent Mr. N. E. Young acted as chairman 
of the meeting. On motion, Mr. Hurst was elected Secretary 
pro tern. On motion, it was ordered that no evening session be 
held later than eleven o'clock except by unanimous consent. 

On motion, the regular order of business was suspended and 
miscellaneous business was taken up. 

Mr. Young, Mr. Robison and Mr. Ebbetts presented to the 
meeting schedules prepared by them. 



50 ANNUAL MEETING OF NATIONAL LEAGUE. 

On motion, consideration of the schedule was postponed 
until to-morrow. 

On motion, Mr. Young was appointed a Committee of One 
to wire various umpires for terms. 

On motion, adjourned to meet April 2, 1902, at 2 p.m. 

Wednesday, April 2, 1902, 2.40 p.m. 

Mr. Hart presented the resignation of Mr. A. G. Spalding 
as President of the National League. On motion, the same 
was received and filed and the incident closed. 

The meeting then discussed some amendments to the Con- 
stitution, but no action was taken. The name of Mr. W. C. 
Temple was suggested by Mr. Pulliam for the position of Presi- 
dent of the League, and, on motion, Mr. Young was directed 
to wire Mr. Temple that the League unanimously tendered 
him the presidency and whether he would accept. 
On motion, a recess was taken until 8 P.M. 

Met after recess at 8 P.M. 

On motion, the chair appointed Mr. Soden, Mr. Pulliam and 
Mr. Robison a committee to receive bids for base balls for a 
term not exceeding five years and report to the League. 

On motion, the Playing Rules were amended so as to con- 
form to the Reach Guide, with the exception of the foul strike 
rules, which are to remain as now in the Playing Rules. 

On motion, Mr. Young was authorized to accept as umpires, 
Brown, Cantillon, O'Day and Emslie. 

On motion, Mr, Young, Mr. Hart, Mr. Dreyfuss and Mr. 
Kbbetts were appointed a committee to confer upon the 
schedules submitted and report back to the League to-morrow. 

On motion, adjourned to April 3, 1902, at 2 p.m. 



Thursday, April 3, 1902, 6 p.m. 
Mr. Young stated that he had received a telegram from Mr. 
Temple declining the presidency of the League. 
On motion, the meeting took a recess until 8 p.m. 



ANNUAL MEETING OF NATIONAL LEAGUE. 



51 






q p.m. 

Met after recess. Mr. Young tendered his resignation as 
President of the League, which was accepted. On motion, an 
Executive Board was elected with full executive power, to con- 
sist of Mr. Brush, Mr. Soden and Mr. Hart. On motion, 
Section 11 of the Constitution was amended so as to add the 
words "and a" after the word "President" in the second 
line. On motion, Mr. Young was elected Secretary-Treasurer 
for 1902. On motion, it was ordered that the office of the 
League be moved to New York. 

On motion, the Spalding ball was adopted. 

On motion, when this meeting adjourns, it adjourns subject 
to the call of the Executive Board. 

On motion, adjourned. 

J. M. Hurst, Secretary pro tern. 
N. E. Young, Chairman. 



OFFICERS 

The follow^ » « oJ^|^ J? glSSi^lEt 1 !! 
^^T/om^sTa^L^ thereof, for the season 

of ^° 2 : &*««*« Board 

John T. Brush, Chairman. 

A. H. Soden. J AS ' A * IIART - 

N. E. Young, Secretary and Treasurer. 

Directors 

A. H. Soden, Barney Dreykuss, J. T. Brush and 
Andrew Freedman. 

BOSTON BASE BALL ASSOCIATION, BOSTON, MASS. 
A. H. Soden, President, 410 Atlantic Ave. 
J. B. Billings, Treas., Box 1756. 

BROOKLYN BASE BALL CLUB, BROOKLYN, N. Y. 

Chas. H. Ebbetts, President. F. A. Abell, Treas. 

CINCINNATI* BASE BALL CLUB, CINCINNATI, Q. 

J. T. Brush, President. N. A. Lloyd, Treas. 

Court and Plum Streets. 

CHICAGO LEAGUE BALL CLUB, CHICAGO, ILL. 
Tas. A. Hart, President, Fisher Building. 

PITTSBURG BASE BALL CLUB, PITTSBURG, PA. 
Barney Preyfuss, President. 

PHILADELPHIA BALL CLUB (LIMITED), PHILA., PA. t 
A. J. Reach, President. John I. ROGERS, Treas. 

Fidelity-Mutual Building. 

NATIONAL EXHIBITION CO., NEW YORK CITY. 
Andrew Freedman, President. Fred M. Knowles, Sec'y, 

142 Broadway. 

AMERICAN BASE BALL AND ATHLETIC EXHIBITION 

CO. OF ST. LOUIS, MO. 

K. DeII. Robison, Pres. Chas. E. Becker, Vice-Pres. 

L. Heilbruner, Sec'y. 



OFFICIAL LEAGUE STATISTICS. 



53 



Official national Eeaque statistics 1 

feg£ 



BATTING RECORD 

Of Players Who Have Taken Part in Fifteen or More 
Championship Games, Season J 901. 



Name. 



Burkett 

Delehanty 

Keeler.... .... 

Sheckard. 

Wagner 

Vanlkiltren.... 

Hartsell 

Heidnck 

Flick 

Crawford 

Douglass 

Beaumont 

Wallace 

Greene 

Clarke 

Peitz 

Daly 

Kellcy ... , 

Davis 

Wolverton 

DeMontreville 

Thomas 

McCreery 

Beckley 

Nich-.l 

Leach 

Rhchey 

Donovan 

Parrel] 

Mcfniire 

Bransfield 

Hamilton. . . . 

Selbach 

Strang 

Davis. 

Chance 

McGann ." 

Hickman 

Schriver 

Orth 






St. Louis 

Philadelphia 

Brooklyn , 

Brooklyn.. , 

Pittsburg 

New York 

Chicago . , 

St. Louis 

Philadelphia 

Cincinnati 

Philadelphia 

Pittsburg 

St. Louis 

' I 

Pittsburg 

Cincinnati 

Brooklyn 

Brooklyn 

New York 

Philadelphia 

Boston 

Philadelphia 

Brooklyn 

Cincinnati 

Boston 

Pittsburg 

Pittsburg. 

St. Louis , 

Brooklyn 

Brooklyn 

Pit! slnirg.. 

Boston 

New York 

New York 

Brooklyn and Pittsburg... 

Chicago. 

St. Louis 

New York 

St. Louts 

Philadelphia. 



867 
519 

m 

to:, 
■ •>'< i 
570 

|v„» 

331 

■ 
157 
375 

r. i:j 

521 

2St 
297 



228 

102 
209 

m 

i! ir, 
186 230 



182 

179 

[US 

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161 

77 152 

40 114184 
83 174 210 

99 1 i; 

40 101) 

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62 112 
m hw 
91 154 



86 si (09 



28 87 

70 102 

89 1 18 

55 ! !•-; 

H«i 121 



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174 
L66 

85 
72 LIS 161 

<l:>, m 158 
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14 301 45 1 



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.3Ti1 10 

.342 
.889 

,:;:;: i 

.334 



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.810 

.809 

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.808 

.305 

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.292 

.302 

.291 
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28 
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42 
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26 
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85 
28 

12 
10 

17 

3 
84 

20 

26 

13 
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15 5 

1 
20 

4 
in 
10 
11 
2 
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6 

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54 



OFFICIAL LKA<-i k STAT1 
BATTING RECORVS-Continueii. 



Name. 



Kitson . ■•• 

Dexter 

Tcnncy 

McFarland. 

Dobbs 

Krugn- ... 
Jennings . 

Whit.- 

Dolan 

Coolcy 

Mc Bride.. 
Harley. - . . 
Yeager ... 

Kling 

Doheny... 
Dahleii...- 

Lowe 

p. Childs.. 

C. L. ChiMs 

Waddel! . . 

Padden ••• 

racklitsch. 

Mag' 

M one fee... 

Steinfeldt. 

Murphy. . . 

Nichols... 

Kittredge. 

Doyle 

Slagle .... 
Warner.... 
Phillips.-.. 

Long 

Crolius . . . 

Poole 

Barry 

Raymer... 
McCormick. 
Gatins..... 
Tanneltill.. 

Irwin • 

Zimmer.... 

Ganzel 

Ely.- 

Murphy 

Kahoe 

Kowerman.. 

Taylor 

Moran 

Mathewson , 
Richardson . 
( raramons. 
Philltppi.. 



Club. 



Brooklyn 

Chicago 

Boston 

Philadelphia 

Cincinnati 

St. Louis • 

Philadelphia 

Philadelphia •• 

and Brooklyn. 

CmcinnatiandNewYo 

Cincinnati 

Bin shu rg 

New YoVk 'and PittVburg 
Brooklyn 

Boston ;■••';■"•'" 

Chicago and St. 1-oms 

Chicago 

Chicago 

St. Louis 

Philadelphia 

Cincinnati 

Chicago... 

Cincinnati 

St. Bonis 

St. Louis 

Boston 

Chicago •••■•« 

Philadelphia and Boston 

New York. 

Cincinnati 

Boston ... 

Boston ... 

Pittsburg..-- 

Boston and Philadelphia 

Chicago 



Brooklyn 

Pittsburg ; ........... •- 

Cincinnati and Brookly 

Pittsburg 

New York. 

Pittsburg. ;•••■-•••■■ •• 
Boston and New York. 
Cincinnati and Chicago 

New York 

Chicago • 

Boston 

rl 

St. Bonis 

Boston 

Pittsburg....- ■•■■ 













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128 


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160 


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157 




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88 


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103 


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80 


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84 


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92 






102 


180 


.269 


6 


133 


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69 


1 15 


178 


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24 


90 


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27 


.261 


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70 


253 


25 


67 


78 


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57 


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513 


69 


134 


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63 




28 


ts 1 


70 




1 


82 


102 


16 


26 


11 


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123 


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72 


124 


L64 


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10 


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119 


18 


80 


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117 


151 


.261 


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46 


155 


19 


89 


52 


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7 


105 


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89 


96 


117 


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10 


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11 


16 


21 


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78 


92 


.247 


.10 


118 




24 


96 


114 


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278 


19 


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77 


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2 


118 


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55 


105 


122 


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69 


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8 


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105 


11 


25 


26 




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188 


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118 


155 


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16 


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202 


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76 


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18 


25 


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74 


288 


85 


68 


82 


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118 


168 


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196 


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508 


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118 


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526 


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308 


28 


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74 


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6 


52 


180 


20 


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82 


106 


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29 


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OFFICIAL LEAGUE STATISTICS. 



55 



BATT [KG R EO >R1)S— c 'oniinued. 



Nam ir.. 


Club. 


i 

5 

88 

2J 

hi 

15 

84 

:;<; 
n 
56 
189 
80 
122 
34 
in 
80 
11 
80 
20 
16 
40 
86 
82 
33 
19 
g9 
89 
88 
87 
ir» 
22 
25 
IS 
12 
l'.' 
82 
88 
is 
84 
90 


pc 

3j 

10! 

( .M 

148 
53 
151 
122 

m 

20l 
1*3 
;< 

(43 
109 
78 
ill 
it; i 
95 
65 
03 
189 
116 
801 
111 

:i 
w: 
in 
no 

lis 
63 
77 
87 
59 

186 
71 

ion 

119 
64 

113 
62 


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- 
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9 

it) 
13 

1 
23 

10 
17 
H. 
5n 
38 
16 
6 
12 
18 
9 
17 
s 
4 
9 
18 
16 
11 

to 

10 

9 
10 

] i 
2 
6 
l 

a 

12 

3 

S 

7 

J 

11 


w 

2.* 

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31 
11 
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2f 

ii 

96 
60 
86 
21 
n 
21 
80 
M 
12 
n 
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30 
52 

1!) 
12 
is 
19 

JS 

19 

in 
12 
12 

8 
17 

s 
11 
18 

7 
11 


h 

88 
80 

85 

15 
36 
27' 
85 
58 

114 
78 

106 

21 
19 
25 
84 
19 
15 
US 
28 
26 
67 
26 
13 
25 
2:5 
20 
27 
10 
16 
18 
s 
17 
12 
12 
11 
11 
18 


V 

O 
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.210 

.209 

209 
.208 
.205 

.205 
.200 
.200 
.107 
.100 
.194 
.192 
.192 
.l,s l 

.178 

. 178 
.174 
.173 
.172 
.172 
.171 
.109 
108 
.100 
.104 
.161 
.159 
. 158 
.138 
.186 

,125 
.112 
.110 
.109 
.109 






Chesbro. .... , 




1 


Jones 






1 


4 

B 
s 

7 
18 
20 
3 

u 

J 

5 

8 
1 
8 

10 

2 

2 
1 

8 

1 
9 

1 
I 
l 
1 
1 


2 
1 



1 


Dineen 


Bostou ■ • 





O'fOien... 







Bey.... 




5 


Nelson 




1 


Donovan 




2 


O'Connor 




8 


Cross 


Iphia 


22 


Ryan 


5 


Hallman 

Willis.... 


Philadelphia 


18 

1 


Bernard 




a 


Corcoran.. 

Fox 

Hughes. ...... 


Cincinnati 

Cincinnati 


7 

8 




H.yle. ....... 


New York 





Dclehantv 




l 


Hahn. ....... 


Cincinnati . . 

St. Louis 

Cincinnati 

St. Louis 





Harper 

Berget] 

Sudhoff , 


3 

>> 


1 


Smith. . 


New York 

Philadelphia. 

Cincinnati and Brooklyn... 


8 


t»uggleby \ 


2 


Newton 


u 


Powell 





Gannon 


Chicago 

Boston and Pittsburg 

Chicago 

New York 

New York 


b 


Smith 

Eason 

Miller.... 


2 

1 
i 







Buelow .... 







Pittinger 

Hughes.., 




1 


L hicago.. 


1 


Townsend 


1 


Donahue 




.097 a 





Stimmel j 


Cincinnati 


1 


5 


.O80I 


2 






To Find the BATTING RECORD— Divide the number of base-hits by the 
m ".il.er of times at bat. Example: Bnrkett, in 1901, made 228 base-bus and 
was at bat 507 times; 228 divided by 597 equals , 

, To FfNi.ruK Imki.din.; R» OXO Divide the number of chaiu-es accepted 
l 'V total chances. Example : s. hriver, in 1001, had a total of 202 c haneea 
aadaccepti it-outs and 19 assists) ; 200 divided by 308 equals 4W& 

iMNi, THS BASB-RUNNIKG RbCOHO lOvi.h- the bas,s Muh-r. by the 

foul games played in. Example: Wagn tole 48 bases and played 

111 '»! games ; is divided by 1 II equals ,84 

I K.n„ ihkStanm gfvide number of Mf***™** 

games played: Example : Pittsburg in 1901, «ron 90 games and lost 49 (not 
deluding drawn games) ; W divided by 189 equals .0*7. 



5t> 



OFFICIAL LEAGUE STATISTICS. 

FIELDING RECORD 

FIRST BASEMEN. 



Name. 



Schriver 

McGann 

Ganzel 

Dexter 

Richardson . 
Bransfield . 
Teonin 

Beckley 

Delehanty. . - 

Tenney 

Kelley 

Farrell 

Doyle 



Club. 



St, Louis 

St. Louis 

New York 

( hi-ag 

St. I '-uis. . ... 

Pittsburg 

PhilaiL 

Cincinnati - . . 
Philadelphia.. 

Brooklyn 

Brooklyn.. .. 
go 



181 

mis 
i bo 

499 

166 
LS68 

75 
L858 

5 15 
1069 

982 

149 



H H' 



19 

48 
75 

u 

5 
47 
89 
09 

J 'j 

NT 

81 
10 4 

ml it 



SOS 

108 J 
1518 

51'. J 

m 

1442 
9 
l 154 

1184 

lo9o 



.988 
.984 

.981 

9si 
.980 
978 

.978 

975 
103 .975 
766 .978 



SECOND BASEMEN. 



p e j tz I Cincinnati... 

Hallman Philadelphia. 

Miller. [New York... 

DeMontreville ] Boston . 

Padden 

Lowe 

Fox 

Italy 

C. L. Childs. 

Ritehey 

Strang 

P. Childs.... 
Steinfeldt . . . 
Barry 

O'Brien. 

Nelson 



St. Louis 

Boston... . 

Cincinnati . 

Brooklyn! 

Chicago 

Pittsburg. . - 

New York 

Chicago and St. Louis 

Cincinnati 

Boston and Philadelphia... 

Cincinnati 

New York 



Murphy . • ■ i Boston and New York . 



Hi 5(1 


m 


2 


104 




-IN 


to 


445 


18 


20 


50 


S 


79 


ta 


267 


330 


-•l 


687 


115 


2K3 


338 


29 


650 


18 


52 


51 


5 


108 


41 


106 


134 


12 


852 


181 


■ 


• 


3N 


7(i5 


03 


151 


192 


2d 


868 


140 


841 


886 


48 


770 


87 


59 


94 


10 


163 


67 


139 


201 


23 


fm 


50 


139 


133 


22 


291 


w 




9ti 


18 


185 


15 


86 


38 


9 


s:; 


;;<; 


W 


113 


28 


176 


21 


S€ 


68 


18 


117l 



.980 

.977 
• 962 
.961 
.955 

.95 1 
952 
.950 
.915 

.944 

.938 
.937 
925 

903 



.846 



THIRD BASEMEN. 



1 )avis 

Hallman 

Gatins.. 

Wolverton .... 

Lowe 

Irwin ■ 



Steinfeldt 

Wagner 

• i 

1 >exter 

Hickman - 

Delehanty 

Raymer 

DeMontreville . 

Strang 

Buelow ........ 



New York 

Philadelphia 

Brooklyn 

Philadelphia 

Boston 

Cincinnati and Brooklyn. 

Pittsburg. 

Cincinnati 

Pittsburg 

St. Louis 

Chicago 

New York 

Chicago 

Chicago 

Boston 

New York 

New York. 



r. 


27 


45 


*) 


74 


88 


42 


53 


8 


98 


15 


56 


63 


7 


126 


92 


113 


188 


M 




Ml 


149 


191 


31 


871 


131 


171 


246 


88 


458 


90 


120 


187 


81 


888 


55 


63 


126 


19 


206 


26 


89 


51 


Ifl 


Kill 


! 1 2 


178 


271 


52 


501 


2S 


85 


47 


11 


98 


16 


24 


34 


1,0 


78 


L6 


22 


31 


8 


61 


82 


73 


140 


::i 




20 


24 


56 


15 


95 


91 


m 


193 


52 


371 


i; 


16 


41 


10 


67 



.973 
969 



.917 
.917 
.90S 
.907 

900 
,896 

ssi 

872 
son 
662 

S12 
&59 
.850 



OFFICIAL l.l-A'.i B 51 \ I i 

SHORTSTOPS. 



57 



Namr 



Davis... 

DahTen... ""' 
Wallace...'.; 
Rayrner.. .. 

Ely 

Corcoran ... 

JJagn, r 

JJagoou 

McCormick.. 



Gannon 

feeler ,' m ] 

Donovan . . . 

,X a 8n< 

1 nomas 

Nichols 

Barry 

Clarke.. 

Bey '•" , 

! ,;, rlseir. ■'.*,'" 

p Hck... 
JJ ele nant y *.;' 
Dobbs ..... 

Sheckard 

JJavis .... 
??[drick...;; 
Selbach... 
JJcBride.. 

^Ooley 

VanHakrVn.". 
"eaumont. . 

^ ur T phy : 

ourkett 

£ r eene... 
S extcr ! 

s?*« ;: 

* 'Aaaci 

Hamilton ."' 
S^wford .... 

" '"'-n. ... 

tiarley, 

Crolj 






New York. 

Bom., 



Brooklyn. 

St. Louis 

Philadi 
Pittsbui 
Cincinn 
Pittsburg, . . . 

. 

LgO 

New York. .. 



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p 


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son 


806 


in; 


51 




829 


641 


in 


981 


49 




10 


in 


847 


1 1'.i 


(it) 


R66 


107 


211 




::n 




106 


i;» 


198 


177 




85 


188 








64; 


-.'. I i 


h 16 


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i- 






134 



941 

m 

in u 

914 



FIELDERS. 



Chicago i* 

Brooklyn \^:, 

St. Louis 129 

54 
128 



and Bi 



Pittsburg. . 
Phi lade 1 phi 

Philadelphi 

Pittsburg 

Cincinnati 

Philadelphia . . 
Iphia . . 

Cincinnati 

Brooklyn 

| {is 

St. I. ou is ] 15 

New York ... ,... J26 

Cincinnati and New Voi 

Brooklyn 

Boston :,u 

New York ]:}3 

Pittsburg J82 



New Yoi k and Boston 

St, I ."ins 

Chicago 

Chicago 

Chicago 

and Brooli I 
Boston and Philadelphia . . 





Cincinnati 

< 'in- innati.. 

(■ ' us> B 

ESS™" Boston 

ind Pittsburg 



Smith . 



188 

2ie 

!>' 

19] 

287 

316 

i K 

116 
259 
289 

111 

■ 

88 
171 

l '.it; 

234 

21 k 

56 

243 

II 
21 



19 1000 



20 -.'ii 

l I 

6 s 

I 1 



299 

307 

191 

180 

815 
182 

848 

if, 
201 

76 

248 

in 
78 
60 



.978 

.984 

963 

,947 
.946 
.940 
,989 

.989 

900 
846 



5« 



Zimmer. . . . 

Kiltiedge.. . 
Ryan 

Bergen. 
Kahoe 

Pmtz 

Douglass. .. 
O'Connor... 
McGuire. .. 
McFarJand. 

Farrell 

Warner 

Sch river 

Moran 

Nichols ., 

Kline, ... 

Jacklitsch. .. 
Bowerman . 

Ycager 

Si.iith 



OFFICIAL LEAGUE STATISTICS. 
CATCHERS * RECORD. 



Name. 



Pittsburg 

Boston ■ 

St. Louis. _ 

Cincinnaii. 

Cincinnati and Chicago 

Cincinnati 

Philadelphia 

Pittsburg... 

Brooklyn.. 

Philadelphia 

Brooklyn 

New York 

St. Louis 

oston 

St. Louis 

Chicago 

Philadelphia 

New York 

Pittsburg 

New York.. 




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14.15.16,17 
Aug. 26, SK 


May 30, 30, 81 

July 1 
Sept. S 


May 26, 27, 28 
June 
29,30 
Oct. 3, 4, 5 


April 
17, 18, 19, 20 

July 23,21,2(3, 
27, Sept. 14.15 




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SPALDING'S BASE BALL GOODS 




Spalding's "'Varsity" 
League Ball 

Regulation size and weight, fine 
dc doubb o 
rubber centre, all wool yarn and 

far superior in materia] and u 
manship to any of the vario is 
imitations <•( our Official 
Hall. Warranted to last a full 
game with cm i lofting its elasticity 
or shaj 

No. X. Each, $ | .OO 

Spalding's 

" Interscholastic " 

League Ball 

Same quality as the 'Varsity 
League but smaller in size. 
ball in sealed box and warranted to last a full game. 
No. XB. Each, 50c. 

Spalding's Double Seam Ball 

Made with the same care and of the same material as our League 
Bali, the double stitch is used in its construction, rendering it doubly 
: [ ripping. Every hall is wrapped in tinfoil, packed in a 
separate box and scaled and warranted to last a full game. 
No. O- Each, $ J .25 

Spalding's Amateur Ball 

Regulation size ball. Selected horsehide cover, and well adapted 
tctice games. Each hall put up in a separate box and sealed. 
No. 3. Each, 50C. 

Spalding's Professional Ball 

Regulation size and weight. Made of carefully selected material 
throughout, and warranted a first-class ball. Each ball put up in a 
separate box and sealed. 

No. 2. Each, 50C. 

Spalding's King of the Diamond 

This ball is regulation size and weight, made of good material and 
horsehide cover. Each ball put up in a separate box and sealed. 
No. 5. Each, 25C. 
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Incorporated 

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Spalding s Highest Quality Catcher* Mitt 




Leather of finest quality calfskin, lace back; P*%»^°SSS! 
ship of the verv best s.rap-and-buckle '«««'£;£*, .^fca.chers' 

Double row of stitching on heel pad. 1 he rERmcuw 

mitts - No. 7-0. Each « $6.00 

** Decker Patent" 

Made same as our No. O Mitt, with the addition of a heavy ^piece 01 
sole leather on back for extra protection to the hand and fingers. 
No, OX- Each - S3-00 

Spalding's No. Hitt 

k Face, sides and finger-piece made of ***£» ***$£* £g *j 

back of selected asbestos buck, Strap-and-buckle fa: tenmg at p _ f _ 



oacK ot selected asbestos uuck, ^,ir^- a "^ "V , ZZa 
well padded. Double row of stitching on heel pad 
reliability. Lace thumb. 



Well known for 



No. 0- Each ' $2.50 

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SPALDING'S BASE BALL GOODS 




Spalding's 
No. PX Infielders' Glove 

Our No. PX Infielders 1 Glove 
le up on lines SUgee 
prominent professional players. 
Quality and workmanship can- 
nol be surpassed. The quality 
of bui kskin used in making up 
this glove is the. finest we have 
been able to obtain, and all other 
items of manufacture hai 
carefully looked into. It is 
heavily padded around edges 
with fine quality felt, and 
padding extends well up into 
the little finger. Has no hump, 
but is made extra long to pro- 
tect wrist. 



f___^ No. PX. Each, $3.00 

Spalding's No. 2XS Infielders' Glove 

A special glove with features that will appeal to the professional 
player. Made extra long, of selected velvet tanned buckskin, kid lined 
and lightly padded. Has no heel pad. 

No. 2XS. Each, $2.50 

Spalding's No. AX Infielders' Glove 

A very popular style. Made throughout of specially tanned calfskin. 
Padded with best quality felt. Web thumb. Double row of stitching 
on heel pad. Highest quality workmanship throughout. 
No. AX. Each, $2.50 

Spalding's No. 2X Infielders' Glove 

Made throughout of selected velvet tanned buckskin, lined and 
correctly padded with finest felt. Has web thumb. Highest quality 
workmanship throughout; double row of stitching on heel pad. No 
better made at any price. 

No, 2X. Each, $2.50 

Spalding's No. 2XB Infielders' Glove 

Our best boys' glove. Made in same style and of same material as our 

No. 2X glove, except smaller in size. 

No. 2XB. Each, $2.00 

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SPALDING'S BASE BALL GOODS 




Spalding's 
Boys' League Mitt 

Made throughout of specially tanned 
leather, lace back; very soft and 
pliable and extra well padded; double 
row of stitching on heel pad and 
strap-and-buckie fastening on back; 
laced thumb. 

No. 5-OB. Each, $2.00 

Spalding's Boys' Mitt 

Made of extra quality asbestos buck, 
extremely tough and durable ; well 
padded; lace back ; reinforced at 
thumb and double row of stitching on 
heel pad ; laced thumb ; good size. A 
very serviceable boys' mitt. 

No. AB. Each, $ 1 .00 

Spalding's Boys' Mitt 

wA gr ^5 favorite ; made of extra quality firm tanned oak leather ; extra 
«« u p ^ dde ? and substantially made ; lace back ; double row of stitching 
on heel pad; reinforced and laced thumb. 

No. BB. Each, 50C. 

M , . Spalding's No. 4 Mitt 

en s s *ze. Firm tanned leather; extra heavily padded; reinforced at 

thumb joint and double row of stitching on heel pad. 

No. 4. Each, 50C. 

Spalding's Junior Mitt 

Dadd° S ,4 popular mitt made; of good quality firm tanned leather; well 
L , j ace back antl reinforced thumb; double row of stitching on 
"eel pad. 

No. CB. Each, 25C. 

h . Spalding's No. 5 Mitt 

^proved style; firm pliable leather; laced thumb; well padded and 

double row of stitching on heel pad. 

No. 5. Each, 25C. 

Spalding's No. 7 Mitt 

Leather face, canvas back; good size and well padded. 

No. 7, Each, IOC. 
Complete Catalogue of Athletic Sports Mailed Free. 



A. G. SPALDING & BROS. 

- Incorporated 

NEW YORK CHICAGO DENVER 



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How 

About 

Your Bat? 

If you have an old bat 

that is just right, or a 

broken bat that you 

wish duplicated, send it 

to us and we will make 

you an exact duplicate 

at the regular price of 

$(.00 each. We will 

L ^p! of vour bat at our factory, 

keeP K t6 vn Harder at any time. 

*° th M i£? Sty bats are made from 
Our highest quamy second th 

th hitc e 7sh b grown C on highland, and 
W j.r no circumstances do we use 
Jit; oJ lowland ash in these bats. 

i (> „ n( ] cr the supervision of J:i.k 
Our ^ts are made uncr i^ ^ ^ 

Pickett, who has bee" den 

t he past fifteen ^ „ n ^^ lt s. Mr. Pickett 

tional, Eastern and W .*. of base I)al , 

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the players' wants. 

CatalW of all aihltiii s ports Jr,,>. 

A G. SPALDING & BROS,, 

s* * * (Incorporated) 

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