Toledo News-Bee, August 26, 1914:
Milton F. Stock, Giant third sacker, is now the author of the first infield home run ever perpetrated on the Polo grounds. In a game there recently Stock propelled the ball at Niehoff of the Reds with such force that when it struck the third baseman’s leg it shot off toward the grandstand and dropped into a box.
This is the sort of thing that could have only happened in a stadium that was 279 feet down the left field line. And even then, I’m having a tough time imagining how that happened. Off the top of his kneecap or something?
As an aside, I love that newspapers of this era completely fabricated middle initials and/or names. (Milt Stock’s middle name was Joseph.) John F. Mabry would have fit in nicely.
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