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Baseball, This is an original vintage albumen photograph taken from life at Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT in 1874 of a baseball game in progress, showing the pitcher in the act of releasing the ball. An extremely important photo for baseball history research. Controversy has always surrounded the legal description of the pitcher's motion from the early years of the game. This photo proves that the pitcher, pre-1882 delivered the ball like modern-day "submarine" pitchers, not like slow pitch softball pitchers. The rules changed in 1882 allowing overhand pitches. This photograph was published in the National Pastime Magazine in 1984. The size of the photograph is approximately 6" x 8" and the original 1874 mount is approximately 10'' x 13'' inches.