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The science behind a curve-ball in baseball...

Item # 672101

September 15, 1883

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, Sept. 15, 1883  The title is a bit of a misnomer as this was actually a separate, stand-alone publication, not a supplement to the regular title.
Inside has a fascinating article headed: "Base Ball Science" which begins: "We are in receipt of several communications relative to the question o whether a projectile can be thrown so as to describe a horizontal curve during flight...", or in baseball parlance: a curve ball.
There are eight illustrations including two of a man pitching a ball underhand.
Sixteen pages, bit of damp staining at the margins, good condition.

Category: Post-Civil War