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IHB > Historical Markers > Press Releases and Marker Dedications > June 24, 2006 - Samuel Luther Thompson June 24, 2006 - Samuel Luther Thompson

Samuel Luther Thompson (32.2006.1)
Danville
Hendricks County, Indiana

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Following the dedication, two baseball teams, White River from Conner Prairie and a team from Indianapolis played a baseball game observing 1885 rules. Among the differences from the modern game—each batter was allowed 7 balls and 3 strikes; if the pitcher hit the batter with the baseball, first base was not awarded; the batter could tell the pitcher where he wanted the ball thrown (high, middle, low); and the fielding gloves had open fingers and very little padding.