"Please do not send us any more about the Mark Baldwin case. It's the oldest thing in base ball." This was the expressive message a local correspondent of a Cincinnati paper received one night last week. The man grabbed the telegram like a hungry lad snatches a sandwich. It was the most agreeable news he had received for a long time. He, too, had been of the opinion that the affair was a chestnut. He had frequently sent little stories about it against his own judgment.
-Sporting Life, September 17, 1898
I'll be back on Monday and we'll be going through the 1870 season. I think. Probably.
Enjoy Opening Day.