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The fielding averages of pitchers, under the rule now in vogue in the league, now exceeds that even of the first-baseman, owing to the counting of assistance on strikes as fielding assistance, when the former belongs exclusively to "battery" work, and has nothing whatever to do with fielding assistance. By this system it is impossible to tell a pitchers's skill as a pitcher. Under this rule, in fact, Daily, the one-armed pitcher, who is physically incapacitated for fielding equal to others, exceeds every fielder in the league, such splendid fielders in the pitcher's position as McCormick, Ward and others being nowhere.

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