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Yale, '92, 28; Harvard, '92, 1.

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There could not have been a worse day than Saturday for the game at New Haven. It rained most of the morning and the grounds were in hourrible condition. The game was to be called at three o'clock and for half an hour afterwards the rain poured down in torrents. At 3.30 it was decided to play the game in spite of everything, and so after some preliminary practice, play began at ten minutes of four. It was impossible for the Harvard players to stay until Monday or the game would surely have been postponed, as the weather prevented anything like ball playing, the rain falling steadily all the time. Nothing but the strongest necessity would have been a fit excuse for playing the game, but Harvard must play the game or forfeit it. Since it was decided to play it, the Harvard men should have done their best. Instead of this, however, with the express purpose of delaying the game, no one tried to play. Wood in especial distinguished himself. He made not the slightest attempt to pitch ball. He threw overhand or underhand just as it happened, and the ball was pitched back of the batsman as often as it was in front. The score was perfectly disgraceful. Occasionally Wood would take to tossing the ball easily over the plate. Then the Yale men would bat him all over the field. Too much censure cannot be given to him for the part he played in the game. If he had made the slightest effort, the Harvard men present would have supported him. As it was they could not be expected to. The Harvard freshman captain, when he found out that the game must be played should have had his men play their best, even though defeat were certain. Yale got six runs in the first inning This was the only inning in which Harvard made the slightest effort to play. In the following two innings Yale batted the ball over the field or made the circuit of the bases on Wood's wild pitches. In the fourth inning Brown went in to pitch and kept Yale down fairly well. Affairs reached such a state toward the end of the third inning that the Yale captain in order to make the defeat as easy as possible for Harvard ordered a base runner whenever he reached third base, not to come in on Wood's wild pitches.

The present freshman class nine has certainly distinguished itself in a way disgraceful to the college. The men on the nine were only obeying orders when making no effort to play, and so the blame is not greatly to be given to them. The game was called at the end of the sixth inning on account of the pouring rain. The score:

YALE, '92.

A.B. R. B.H. T.B. S.B. P.O. A. E.

Sturtevant, p. 4 3 1 1 1 0 8 1

McClung, ss. 4 4 4 5 3 0 0 0

Jones, 1b. 5 3 2 2 1 5 0 0

Floyd-Jones, 3b. 2 4 2 2 1 2 0 0

Heffelfinger, c. 5 5 2 2 0 6 4 0

Wales, 2b. 3 3 1 1 1 2 1 0

Ivison, rf. 4 4 3 3 1 2 0 0

Munzeshimer, lf. 4 2 2 3 0 0 0 0

Loring, cf. 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 0

Totals. 31 28 17 19 9 18 13 1

HARVARD, '92.

A.B. R. B.H. T.B. P.O. A. E.

Allen, rf. 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

Wood, p. 2 1 1 1 3 5 3

Neff, cf. 2 0 0 0 1 0 3

Carpenter, 1b. 2 0 0 0 5 0 0

Brown, 3b. 1 0 0 0 1 2 3

Hulley, c. 3 0 0 0 3 3 2

Wrenn, 2b. 1 0 0 0 1 0 1

Cummin, lf. 2 0 1 1 1 1 1

Curtis, ss. 2 0 0 0 0 0 2

Totals. 19 1 2 2 15 11 15

Innings. 1 2 3 4 5 6

Yale, '02. 6 12 7 0 2 1-28

Harvard, '92. 0 0 0 0 0 1-1

Game called with none out.

Two base hits, McClung, Munzesheimer; first base on balls, by Sturtevant 5, by Wood 8, by Brown 3; first on errors, Harvard 1, Yale 3; struck out, Harvard 5, Yale 3; passed balls, Hulley 8, Heffelfinger 2; wild pitches, Wood 14, Sturtevant 1; flies caught, Harvard 2, Yale 4; fouls caught, Harvard 1, Yale 3; out on bases, Harvard 3, Yale 4; left on bases, Harvard 3, Yale 2; time, 2 hours.

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